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Check it Out: Dawen Wang and Macy Gray

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Hat tip to

 Macy Gray and Dawen Wang will be streaming a live session on U-stream tomorrow night at 9pm EST.

They are also answering questions and taking song requests so if you have them just submit them to the chatroom tomorrow night. 

Gray is busy working on her fifth album.  Wang just released his new album American Me which can be purchased on iTunes or


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10 March, 2010 at 9:10 pm

Groovin to…

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Resurrection by Kenna, Lupe Fiasco and Mike Shinoda

The song is from Download to Donate which is a compilation cd that various artists contributed to help raise money for Haiti.  You can purchase the it from or from iTunes.

In related news, both Kenna and Lupe Fiasco have cds that are due out this year.  Not exactly sure what Shinoda has coming up this year, but whatever he does it’s always hawt.

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10 March, 2010 at 8:46 pm

Blasian Power Couple: Kevin Johnson and Michelle Rhee

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Michelle Rhee and Kevin Johnson

Things rarely surprise me but this super Blasian coupling did.  Former Phoenix Suns player Kevin Johnson and DC School Chancellor Michelle Rhee are engaged.

Both have impressive backgrounds.  Rhee has been getting attention over the last few years with her no-nonsense hard-edged approach with turning Washington DC’s public schools around.  While in the NBA Johnson was known as the intelligent one and now is the mayor of Sacramento, California. 

They live on opposites sides of the country and will probably stay that way for a while after they are married.  If they can find time to arrange a wedding in between saving the world.

It will be Johnson’s first marriage and Rhee’s second. 

Johnson’s family approves of Rhee.  In the Washington Post article Johnson’s mother Georgia “Mother Rose”  West spoke highly of her soon to be daughter-in-law and Johnson’s brother said he’s happy he can stop answering questions of when his handsome eligible brother will settle down. 

And of course, both Johnson and Rhee speak highly of each other; you can tell they have each other’s backs.

“That school system in D.C. has been failing children despite the blood good people have been pouring into it,” he says. “Now you got a woman who doesn’t look like them — fighting for them!”

Rhee returns the compliment. “I’ll tell you,” she says, “what really impresses me about Kevin. He works hard. He could be someplace lounging on a beach.”

The couple plan on carrying the reformist torch into their marriage.

Washington Post 10March2010

Hopefully they can also plan a honeymoon for themselves.  Even Super Saiyan couples need a break.

Written by rentec

10 March, 2010 at 8:33 pm

Can Y’all Show Lil’ Wayne How It’s Done

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So by now all you rockers have heard something off Lil Wayne’s Rebirth album.  If you were a Lil Wayne fan to begin with you probably like it.  If you are either a fan or rap or rock you probably just want to give him a pat on the back and carton of cigarettes because you have a heart for a man about to be locked up.

Rock and rap have been hooking up on the sly for a long time.  Listen to old RunDMC and PE to hear some old school collaborations.  But for newer stuff, Lil Wayne (and those who like Rebirth) might want to give a listen to this:

As for the Lil Wayne CD?  I applaud creativity, it takes a lot for an artist to stretch and one can learn from misses better than hits.  And, do you think they like Black & Milds at Rikers?

Written by rentec

10 March, 2010 at 6:10 pm