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Snoop Dogg’s son Cordell Broadus lands football scholarship offer from UCLA, new home of P-Diddy’s s PDF Print E-mail
Written by By Cameron Smith   
Tuesday, 26 June 2012 08:02

 

When UCLA offered Cordell Broadus a scholarship, the Bruins were doing more than trying to attract a promising sophomore wide receiver and defensive back for Diamond Bar (Calif.) High. In essence, the program was staking a claim to territory in the L.A. pop culture spotlight, for one very clear reason: Cordell Broadus is Snoop Dogg's son.

Snoop Dogg's son Cordell Broadus — Facebook

As reported by the ESPNLA and the National Football Post, UCLA coach Jim Mora Jr. recently offered a scholarship to Broadus, despite the fact that the rising sophomore has spent just one year in high school, and played on the Diamond Bar freshman squad during that campaign. At 6-foot-2 and 185 pounds, the younger Broadus -- Snoop Dogg's legal name is Calvin Broadus -- has a body which could develop into that of a legitimate Division I prospect, but no one knows whether he'll continue to grow.

Of course, Broadus isn't the first son of a rapper to land with the Bruins. Justin Combs, the son of Sean "P-Diddy" Combs, signed to play at UCLA beginning in fall 2012 after an impressive prep career at Iona Prep in suburban New York City. Combs is expected to play at defensive back for the Bruins, so it's even possible (though highly unlikely) that the Bruins could use both the son of P-Diddy and Snoop Dogg in the same defensive backfield come fall 2015.

Regardless of the younger Broadus' potential, it's hard not to feel that Mora Jr. may be offering him a scholarship at least in large part for PR benefits. Snoop Dogg officially claims to be a USC fan, so snapping up a commitment from his son could give the school requisite street cred and offer a certain buzz to a program which sorely needs just such a jolt of excitement.

Diamond Bar's head football coach, for one, was quick to indicate that getting in early on Snoop Dogg's progeny might be a very wise move for the Bruins.

"We're expecting him to really lead us the next three years," Diamond Bar's Ryan Maine, who first tweeted the news of Broadus' scholarship offer, told ESPNLA. "Hopefully [our athletes] get bigger, stronger and keep leading this team."

As for Cordell Broadus himself, the teen said he feels more settled now as a sophomore in Diamond Bar than he did after a sudden transfer from Long Beach (Calif.) Polytechnic High made him a member of the Brahmas just before the 2011 season, as he told ESPNLA.

"The move was difficult when it first happened, meeting new friends and a new team," Broadus said. "It's been good ever since. The competition level at Long Beach Poly is a whole lot different than it is down here, but I've learned that it's all on me and how hard I work."

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 June 2012 08:46
 
50 Cent Hospitalized, Released After SUV Accident PDF Print E-mail
Written by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for Coachella   
Tuesday, 26 June 2012 07:55

Rapper's vehicle rear-ended by a Mack truck in Queens

50 Cent was hospitalized and released after a Mack truck rear-ended his bulletproof SUV in Queens very early this morning, reports ThisIs50.com and XXL. The rapper was on the Long Island Expressway when the driver of the truck lost control of his vehicle, hitting 50 Cent. He was taken to the hospital along with his driver, but after a few tests on his neck and back, the pair were released from the hospital and are reportedly feeling fine.

50 Cent is gearing up to release his next album, 5 (Murder By Numbers), on July 3rd.

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Last Updated on Thursday, 12 July 2012 08:39
 
Tupac Shakur's Wax Figure at Madame Tussauds Las Vegas PDF Print E-mail
Written by Staff   
Monday, 18 June 2012 03:43

Showin' some West Coast Love!

Tupac WaxTupac Amaru Shakur, the West Coast's well-known rapper, songwriter, producer and bad boy was known by stage names 2Pac and Makaveli. Although he died at age 25 in Las Vegas, he continues to be one of the world's best-selling artists. Shaping the way for edgy rap music, Tupac was always at the forefront of controversy in the East Coast - West Coast rivalry, and never afraid to show some "California Love".

  • 1971 - Born in East Harlem, New York
  • 1986 - Moves with his family to Baltimore, where he studies ballet and acting
  • 1988 - Moves again with family to Marin City, California
  • 1990 - Joins group Digital Underground
  • 1993 - Releases hit album and goes Platinum
    - Co-stars with Janet Jackson in the film "Poetic Justice"
  • 1994 - Shot and robbed in NYC, escalating the East Coast - West Coast feud
  • 1995 - Released from prison
    - Releases rap's first double record All Eyez on Me, his Death Row Records debut
    - Releases hit single California Love, produced by Dr. Dre
  • 1996 - Shot on the Las Vegas strip, and dies 6 days later

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Last Updated on Thursday, 12 July 2012 08:40
 
Jennifer Lopez "Dance Again...the Hits" to Be Released July 24th PDF Print E-mail
Written by Staff   
Tuesday, 26 June 2012 03:33

Packed with over a dozen sensational career-spanning hits and two new chart-topping songs, "Dance Again...the Hits," released July 24th on Epic Records, marks Jennifer Lopez's first-ever greatest hits package. The stellar new tracks are "Goin' In" (featuring Flo Rida) and "Dance Again" (featuring Pitbull). "Dance Again" has sold more than 1.4 million copies worldwide since its March 2012 debut, and reached #1 on the Billboard Dance/Club Play Chart. On May 10th, Jennifer sizzled on stage while performing "Dance Again" on American Idol, as well as executing a scorching version of "Goin In" on the American Idol finale. "Dance Again" finds Lopez, Pitbull and producer RedOne teaming up as they did for "On the Floor," which is also on "Dance Again...the Hits." 2011's "On The Floor" is Lopez's most successful single to date, topping more than 18 national single charts and selling over three million copies

The deluxe edition of "Dance Again...the Hits" includes the bonus tracks "All I Have," "Que Hiciste" (from Lopez's first full-length Spanish-language album, 2007's Como ama una Mujer) and "Let's Get Loud," plus a DVD with all the smash videos from the album. Both versions of "...The Hits" (track listing below), feature her May 1999 chart debut, "If You Had My Love;" Lopez's trademark "Jenny From The Block," as well as hit collaborations and remixes with Fabolous, Ja Rule, Fat Joe and others.

The multi-talented international superstar has sold over 70 million records worldwide, 11.8 million albums in the United States, and scored 11 #1 hits, making her one of the best-selling artists of all time, establishing "Dance Again...the Hits" as a must-have musical retrospective.

"DANCE AGAIN….THE HITS"

1. Dance Again featuring Pitbull
2. Goin' In featuring Flo Rida
3. I'm Into You featuring Lil Wayne
4. On The Floor featuring Pitbull
5. Love Don't Cost A Thing
6. If You Had My Love
7. Waiting For Tonight
8. Get Right featuring Fabolous
9. Jenny From The Block (Track Masters Remix featuring Styles P. & Jadakiss)
10. I'm Real (Remix featuring Ja Rule)
11. Do It Well
12. Ain't It Funny (Remix featuring Ja Rule & Caddillac Tah)
13. Feelin' So Good (Remix featuring Big Pun & Fat Joe)

14. All I Have featuring LL Cool J (Deluxe Edition only)
15. Que Hiciste (Deluxe Edition only)
16. Let's Get Loud (Deluxe Edition only)

DVD

1. Dance Again featuring Pitbull
2. On The Floor featuring Pitbull
3. Love Don't Cost A Thing
4. If You Had My Love
5. Waiting For Tonight
6. Get Right
7. Jenny From The Block
8. I'm Real (Remix featuring Ja Rule)
9. Do It Well
10. Ain't It Funny (Remix featuring Ja Rule & Caddillac Tah)
11. Feelin' So Good (Remix featuring Big Pun & Fat Joe)

This summer Jennifer Lopez joins Enrique Iglesias and Wisin Y Yandel for their summer tour hitting nearly 20 cities nationwide starting July 14, 2012. The State Farm® presented tour, promoted by AEG Live is on sale now at www.ticketmaster.com or check local venue for ticketing information including select VIP packages.

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 June 2012 08:47
 
Tupac Father of a Generation…. PDF Print E-mail
Written by fame   
Wednesday, 13 June 2012 12:50

 

As we celebrate the 41st birthday of one of Hip Hops biggest Icons, I am humbled at the thought of all the lives he touched during his time here. I began to reflect on how he personally effected my life as a teenager and how I might not have become the man I am today without his teachings. I feel it is important to not only remember the talent of the man but to also reflect on his character and many positive attributes. This week marks the ninth time in my life that I will be honored or recognized for being a father, which always challenges me to think of traits of a good father. Having not grown up in a home with a father figure, Tupac words through song were often the only kind of acknowledgement of the struggles I saw and experienced.

Songs like (Keep Ya Head Up) spoke directly to me, because at times I felt no one cared so why should I. When I heard (Only God Can Judge Me) it helped me see clearly that I am somebody and no one had the power to take that away from me. Tupac knew and understood that there were millions of kids just like me looking for parental guidance and took it upon himself to feel that void. The sacrifices he made with regard to his own safety to deliver the message were definitely traits I would associate with a good father. Speaking from experience there is no risk that is too great or danger I wouldn’t face to protect my children and help them navigate through this toxic world. Tupac was truly a visionary and just as a father figure his hopes of a brighter future were always visible.

As a young boy I was told to always judge a person by their actions, so what I admire the most about Tupac is that his words matched his actions. When I heard (Me against the World) I thought this was more than an Album or a song, it was truly a reflection of the life he was living. In fact it wasn’t until I heard him say those words that I realized why I felt so lonely and abandoned. Like a father Tupac gave me comfort in knowing that someone was out fighting on my behalf. What made his star ever more mesmerizing is the fact he didn’t fit into the status quo. He was a smart black man; articulate and understood the significance of being the rose that grew from concrete against all odds. So as I prepare to enjoy another humbling father’s day, it would be selfish of me not to acknowledge the impact Tupac had on my life how I think and believe. I am forever grateful and humbled and only wish his legacy continues to live on until the end of time.

Happy Birthday Tupac!!!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         comments: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Last Updated on Saturday, 15 September 2012 04:38
 
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