Sunday, June 30, 2013

SUNDAY MORNING JAZZ: HAPPY BIRTHDAY STANLEY CLARKE!!!


GOOD AFTERNOON!!!

Musician/Composer/Bandleader/Educator/Recording Artist STANLEY CLARKE was born this day in 1951, and today celebrates his 62nd Birthday.

Born in PHILADELPHIA, the City of Brotherly Love; STANLEY CLARKE was barely out of his teens when he exploded into the jazz world in 1971. Fresh out of the Philadelphia Academy of Music, he arrived in New York City and immediately landed jobs with famous bandleaders such as Horace Silver, Art Blakey, Dexter Gordon, Joe Henderson, Pharaoh Saunders, Gil Evans, Stan Getz and a budding young pianist-composer named Chick Corea.


All of these musicians immediately recognized Clarke's ferocious dexterity and complete musicality on the acoustic bass. Not only was he an expert at crafting bass lines and functioning as a timekeeper — in keeping with his instrument's traditional role — but the young prodigy also possessed a sense of lyricism and melody distilled from his bass heroes Charles Mingus, Scott LaFaro and others, as well as non-bass players like John Coltrane. Clarke envisioned the bass as a viable, melodic solo instrument positioned at the front of the stage rather than in a background role, and he was uniquely qualified to take it there.


The vision became a reality when Clarke and Corea formed the seminal electric jazz/fusion band Return To Forever. 
RTF was a showcase for each of the quartet's strong musical personalities, composing prowess and instrumental voices.
Aside from his various pursuits as a composer, performer and recording artist, STANLEY CLARKEClarke also heads Roxboro Entertainment Group, a business venture that includes music publishing for his own and other musicians' work, as well as the development of various projects aimed at music education.
At the turn of the new millennium, after several years of film scoring, Clarke returned more formally to his first love: performing, recording and playing the bass. He joins the Heads Up International label with the March 2007 release of Night School: An Evening with Stanley Clarke and Friends, a 90-minute DVD that chronicles the third annual Stanley Clarke Scholarship Concert, recorded at Musicians Institute in Hollywood, CA, in October 2002. With guest performances by Stevie Wonder, Wallace Roney, Bela Fleck, Sheila E., Stewart Copeland, Flea, Wayman Tisdale, Marcus Miller and more, Night School captures performances that range from straight ahead jazz to full-tilt rock fusion to twenty-two-piece string arrangements.
HAPPY STANLEY CLARKE SUNDAY MORNING JAZZ In The AFTERNOON!!!
PEACE And BLESSINGS;
-CCG




SUNDAY MORNING JAZZ: HAPPY BIRTHDAY LENA HORNE!!!



PEACE And GREETINGS;

GOOD SUNDAY!!!

Singer/Actress/Dancer/Bandleader/Recording Artist/Political Activist LENA HORNE was born this day in 1917, and today would celebrate her 96th Birthday.

Born LENA MARY CALHOUN HORNE in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of BROOKLYN, NY; her parents separated by the time she was three years old, and she lived for several years with her paternal grandparents. 

Her mother was a successful stage performer and took young LENA on the road with her. Together they lived in various parts of the South before returning to Horne's grandparents' home in Brooklyn in 1931. 


LENA HORNE had early ambitions to be a performer--against the wishes of her family, who believed that she should aspire to greater heights. Nevertheless, in 1933 she began her first professional engagement, at the COTTON CLUB, in HARLEM, NY. 

She sang in the chorus, and though only sixteen years old, held her own among the older and more experienced cast members.

Later moving to HOLLYWOOD, she gained small parts in numerous movies, until she landed much larger roles in films, CABIN IN THE SKY, and, STORMY WEATHER.

Due to the RED SCARE of the 1950's that was largely influenced by late U.S. Sen. JOSEPH McCARTHY, artists like legendary late PAUL ROBESON and herself were BLACKLISTED, and found themselves unable to find work in HOLLYWOOD.



LENA HORNE was on of many celebrities who joined with Rev. Dr. MARTIN LUTHER KING, Jr. for the 1963 MARCH On WAsHINGTON in August 1963.

She also continued to work as a performer, both in nightclubs and on television, while releasing well-received record albums.


 She announced her retirement in March 1980, BUTT; in 1981 at the age of 63, she returned to the stage with her own one-woman show, LENA HORNE: The LADY And her MUSIC, which ran for more than three hundred performances on BROADWAY, and earned her numerous awards.
She continued recording and performing sporadically into the 1990s, and retired into private life around 2000. 
LENA HORNE passed away in NEW YORK CITY due to complications from Heart Failure on May 9, 2010; at the age of 92.


HAPPY LENA HORNE SUNDAY MORNING JAZZ In The AFTERNOON!!!
PEACE And BLESSINGS;
-CCG

AMANDA PALMER: The ART Of ASKING!!!


Artist/Singer/Songwriter/Musician AMANDA PALMER of AMANDA PALMER & The GRAND THEFT ORCHESTRA speaks on The ART Of ASKING!!!

Jumping off the stage into the crowd is exactly like asking if you can crash on someone's couch. If you ask people to catch you, they will. 

Watch out for a semi-NSFW moment at 10:53 when Amanda relives stripping naked and experiencing a ridiculous level of trust and vulnerability with her fans. 

0:44 Amanda describes how she became eight feet tall. 
2:08 She talks about getting harassed and yelled.
3:12 She describes what her band did after shows. 
6:35 She talks about couch surfing vs. crowd surfing. 
7:31 Amanda and her label fight over money. 
7:48 A man gives her something that rocks her entire world. 
9:05 They experience the most successful musical experiment in history. 
10:30 Some Internet trolls try to take Amanda down a peg. 
10:53 Amanda describes a semi-NSFW moment where she stripped naked.
11:32 She talks about what musicians used to be and what they're becoming again. 
13:09 People have been obsessed with the wrong question.

-CCG

Saturday, June 29, 2013

K. MICHELLE; "V.S.O.P."!!!




LOVE & HIP HOP: ATLANTA Star K. MICHELE has released the Official Visuals to her new single, V.S.O.P.!!!

-CCG

WAFFLE HOUSE DOWN vs WHITE HOUSE DOWN!!!


Last night on JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE, the host of the ABC show premiered WAAFLE HOUSE DOWN, a spoof of new film, WHITE HOUSE DOWN, which stars JAMIE FOXX and CHANNING TATUM!!!

WAFFLE HOUSE DOWN focuses on the intense rivalry between IHOP and WAFFLE HOUSE.

ENJOY!!!

-CCG

ATL NIGHT SPOTS

WOMAN KNOW THYSELF: 12 THINGS EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW ABOUT HER VAGINA!!!






GOOD SATURDAY NIGHT to ALL of My CRAZY COOL GROOVY Luscious Loving Ladies of ALL Colors, Shapes, Sizes, Flavors, Persuasions, and Denominations!!!

Ya Boy CCG just loves him some YOU, so; from time to time, we here at CRAZY COOL GROOVY!!! present some helpful info to help you, u, You, U, and ALL of YOU to assist in taking care of YOURSELVES.

MADAM PREZIDENT and MY TINY SECRETS have taken the time from their busy schedules to present you, u, You, U, and YOU with this list of 12 THINGS EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW ABOUT HER VAGINA.

Read On:

1.) Female Hygiene is First

Your vagina is most affected by how clean it is, and how it is cleaned.
  • Keep the area clean through your normal cleaning regimen, but you might also consider using a different soap on the vaginal exterior (washing inside the vagina can mess with your Ph balance and cause infection and irritation) than you use on the rest of the body. Use mild soaps with no perfumes or dyes.
  • Rinse, rinse, rinse!Rinsing with extra water helps clear the area of extra build-up and discharge, and can leave the vagina smelling fresh.
  • Consider shaving. Pubic hair is a trap for sweat and dirt, and can hold odors. You don’t have to completely shave the hair off to see improvement; just consider grooming.
2.) Know what your vagina looks like for health’s sake

Vaginas are not scary and are not to be looked at only at the time of washing. Don’t be shy because it is your body, and haven’t you ever wondered what it looks like down there? Well wondering, looking and feeling around (with clean hands) is a good thing and something that should be encouraged so you get to know what is normal and healthy for you.

So that if something changes down there you know what is not healthy and when professional health should be found.

3.) You are what you eat...

They say, “You are what you eat,” and to some extent that is true. What you choose to eat definitely has some effect on the smell and taste of the vagina.
  • It’s important to remember that every woman’s body is different. So some women will see huge differences form dietary changes, while others may not notice a difference at all.
  • Foods that have a negative effect on odor and taste: Alcohol, garlic, onions, cauliflower, asparagus, cabbage, red meat, dairy, and broccoli.
  • Foods that have a positive effect on odor and taste: Citrus fruits, like pineapple and grapefruit; berries; bananas; and almonds.
  • Eat yogurt regularly. Yogurt that contains live cultures helps restore PH-balance and fight infection.
4.) You can still contract an STD even if you use a condom

It’s a huge let down but, it’s the reason why sleeping with completely random men may not be the best idea. At least if you run in the same circles, you may have gotten word if the guy had something! 

If the skin of the vulva comes into contact with affected skin on the scrotum, you can still catch an STD.

5.) Use it or lose it

This typically only applies to post-menopausal women but, an unused vagina can form fragile tissue and even shrink, making sex difficult and painful.

6.) Touch the clitoris if you want an orgasm

It is not common for woman to reach an orgasm from only stimulating the inside of her vagina. Stimulating the clitoris is what will give you an orgasm if it is touched right of course, and in a way you find turns you on. For those women who do orgasm during vaginal penetration, they have obviously figured out how to pleasure the clitoris at the same time, either from gentle positioning or from directly stimulating the clitoris with fingers.
7.) A simple tip to finding the G spot

First off, the G spot is in a different place for every woman so don’t get frustrated if you can’t find it right away. However, in general it is along the front wall of the vaginal canal. Some women are able to find it by using their finger in the “come hither” motion, and doing that up and down the wall until they hit the spot. Of course, a man may not always be able to find that.

But it’s nice if you have the info to try to direct him!

8.) Your vagina doesn’t have to smell like roses

Or be “douched.” Just because hundreds of products have been created to help you “clean up” your vagina, doesn’t mean that’s what men want. If you like to use those products—okay. But don’t use them out of insecurity.

A vagina is meant to smell like a vagina.

9.) Your pap can only detect one type of cancer

And that’s cervical. It doesn’t scan for cancer on your ovaries, uterus or your colon.

So if you’re concerned about those, see the proper health care professional.

10.) Needing lubrication is normal

Plenty of women struggle to become naturally lubricated. Don’t feel like you’re the “kinky” one by standing in the K-Y aisle at the drug store. Comfortable and enjoyable sex is your birthright.

So go get it.

11.) Sound Effects

The queef. This is the sound that mimics gas coming out of your vagina. If this happens to you, don’t think your guy is thinking, “What is wrong with this woman?” He’s surely experienced it before. The queef is simply what happens when air is pushed into the vagina during intercourse, and a switching of positions allows much of it to rush out.

12.) Your vagina is not a black hole

Whilst experimenting with what feels nice down there, you may be tempted to insert some objects to help you on your way. But even if you accidentally push something too small in too far and get it stuck, do not panic because you cannot lose something in your vagina. You may need to however, relax the muscles to get it out again, or even take an emergency trip to your doctors surgery if you have pushed it in far out of reach. Next time it is preferable to use something that has a bit of length to it. Just saying…

Just ignore it if it happens, and keep enjoying yourself.

WOMAN KNOW THYSELF!!!

PEACE & BLESSINGS;

-CCG

AYISHA, CAT, DR, ELBA, GYPSY, JENNIFER, KARI, & WANKEGO On STRAIGHT STUNTIN 6TH ANNIVERSARY!!!








HAPPY SATURDAY NIGHT!!!

Models/Vixens AYISHA DIAZ, MS. CAT, MS. DR, ELBA EVERLASTING, GYPSY, JENNIFER SKY, KARI LOPEZ, and WANKEGO take over the 3 covers of the Issue #27    DYNASTY SERIES Edition of STRAIGHT STUNTIN!!!

PEACE & BLESSINGS;

-CCG

















Friday, June 28, 2013

RASHEEDA; "HIT IT FROM THE BACK"!!!

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LOVE & HIP HOP: ATLANTA Star RASHEEDA has dropped the Official Visuals to her brand-spankin' new single, HIT IT FROM THE BACK!!!

-CCG


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RELATIONSHIPS FRIDAY: 10 TYPES Of SEX THAT MAY BE UNHEALTHY For YOU!!!


GOOD FRIDAY NIGHT!!!

Some folk may feel that SEX Is SEX, and SEXING can never be a bad thing!!!

BUTT; there can be such a thing as the WRONG KIND Of SEX.

Think you know the difference between healthy and unhealthy sex???

The good folks over at MADAME NOIRE have figured out 10 TYPES Of SEX THAT MAY BE UNHEALTHY For YOU.

Have you ever rolled the dice with these Unlucky 7???

1.) FIRST DATE SEX

There are no rules as to when a person should or should not have sex. If you’re feeling frisky after a few drinks on the first date or even want to have a one-night-stand, that’s your business. But for some, sex on the first date can make you feel used, dirty or bad about yourself the next day.

2.) BREAK-UP SEX

You may be saying to each other;
 “Let’s just do it once for old time’s sake.” 
That could just make the break up worse than it already is. Most people who want to have break-up sex are still trying to hold on in some way, which can only make the break-up linger longer than it should. Either decide to break up, break ties completely and move on, or stop playing around and decide if breaking up is really what you want to do.

3.) MAKE-UP SEX

Make-up sex can be fun, but it can be damaging in the long run if every argument is settled this way. If you have sex after you’ve come to a resolution to the conflict, then rock out! But if you both gloss over the issue by having sex just to shut the other person up or avoid the issuealtogether, chances are you’ll just keep arguing over the same thing and never come up with a solution. Some couples can function this way, and thriving on conflict is what keeps their relationship exciting. But chances are this can’t go on forever before one of you starts to feel resentful, cheated or dismissed.

4.) "DON'T LEAVE ME!!!" SEX

This is the desperate sex you have when you want to keep a man after he’s said that he’s leaving you or wants to break up. It’s that feeble attempt to save the relationship hoping that the man will realize all that good loving he’ll be missing if he leaves and no one can put it on him like you do.

5.) PEER PRESSURE SEX

If you had sex because your friends are doing it or because you were being teased for being a 22-year-old virgin, then you probably didn’t enjoy it. Sex usually isn’t the greatest the first time anyway, so it’s best to wait until you are ready to do the do for the first time. Also, if a woman questions your manhood because you may not be ready to jump into bed after only three weeks of dating, don’t give in. If she’s not willing to wait, she’s undeserving of you.

6.) REBOUND SEX

You may think that having sex with the next guy you meet after a bad break-up will make you feel better, but chances are it won’t. Now, if it’s been months since you ended a relationship and are in a rut, then getting busy with someone new can bring about a sense of renewed confidence by feeling desired by another man. Sex can be a stress reliever too, so having sex with the next best thing may have its benefits at first to loosen you up. But if you’re looking to the rebound guy to fill a void before you’ve healed from a previous relationship, rebound sex may only make you feel worse.

7.) DRUNK SEX

Some people like having sex while they’re inebriated because the alcohol helps them to lose their inhibitions and be freaky all night long. I can see how that might work. But drinking too much has also caused many men and women to make bad judgement calls when choosing who to sleep with, where, and even engaging in risky behavior – like not using condoms. Some say that alcohol also dampens sensation, decreases their ability to climax and some men say that they have a hard time getting it up when they’re drunk. If you plan on having sex, have just one or two drinks. If you don’t plan on having sex, don’t get so drunk that you wind up doing something you’ll regret.

Get the Full 411 on 10 TYPES Of SEX THAT MAY BE UNHEALTHY For YOU at MADAME NOIRE

PEACE & BLESSINGS;

-CCG



GQ: SEXIEST WOMEN Of 2013!!!

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The good folks over at GENTLEMEN'S QUARTERLY have gone through what must have been forever hours of research to present CRAZY COOL GROOVY Banging Beauties BEYONCE',  CHRISSY TIEGEN, GENESIS RODRIGUEZ, RIHANNA, RITA ORA, and ROSARIO DAWSON, among their TOP 20 SEXIEST WOMEN Of 2013!!!

-CCG

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OLD SCHOOL FRIDAY: PUFF JOHNSON!!!


GOOD FRIDAY!!!

R&B Singer/SongwriterRecording Artist PUFF JOHNSON (December 10, 1972 - June 24, 2013) passed away Monday, June 24, 2013; after a lengthy battle with Cervical Cancer at the age of 40.

Born in EWANYA JOHNSON in DETROIT, MI; she emerged on the music scene with the singles, FOREVER MORE, written by NARADA MICHAEL WALDEN, PUFF JOHNSON, and S. J. DAKOTA, and OVER & OVER. She released her first and critically acclaimed album, MIRACLE, in 1996. 

RANDY JACKSON of AMERICAN IDOL produced the album.

She has also collaborated with the Bay Area based R& B Group, SOMETHIN' For The PEOPLE, and TUPAC "2PAC" SHAKUR on his hit single, ME AGAINST THE WORLD.

We offer PRAYERS, LOVE, CONDOLENCE, SUPPORT, HEALING And WISHES Of WELLNESS to the survivng family of PUFF JOHNSON.

HAPPY PUFF JOHNSON OLD SCHOOL FRIDAY!!!

PEACE And BLESSINGS; 

-CCG




RELATIONSHIPS FRIDAY: STIFF COMPETITION For VIAGRA!!!


CNN Correspondent ISA SOARES reports from the UK that generic brand products could soon be going hard and sticking it to the company that manufactures men's ERECTILE DYSFUNCTION Medication, VIAGRA!!!

-CCG

RELATIONSHIPS FRIDAY: SHE LEAVES LIST For HIM - WHY I'M DUMPING YOU!!!


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If YOU ever have to wonder if she REALLY is dumping you, and she leaves a list; she REALLY IS DUMPING YOU!!!

-CCG

OLD SCHOOL FRIDAY: BOBBY BLUE BLAND!!!

PEACE & GREETINGS;
 
GOOD FRIDAY!!!
 
BLUES Singer/Songwriter/Musician/Recording Artist BOBBY "BLUE" BLAND  (January 27, 1930 – June 23, 2013), passed away Sunday, June 23 after a longtime ongoing illness at the age of 83.
 
Born ROBERT CALVIN BROOKS in the small town of ROSEMARK, TN, he later acquired the last name BLAND from his stepfather.
 
BOBBY BLUE BLAND developed a sound that mixed GOSPEL with BLUES and R&B.
 
 He was described as;
 "among the great storytellers of blues and soul music... [who] created tempestuous arias of love, betrayal and resignation, set against roiling, dramatic orchestrations, and left the listener drained but awed." He was sometimes referred to as the "Lion of the Blues" and as the "Sinatra of the Blues."
His music was also influenced by NAT KING COLE.

BOBBY BLUE BLAND was inducted into the BLUES HALL Of FAME in 1981, the ROCK And ROLL HALL Of FAME in 1992, and received the GRAMMY LIFETIME ACHEIVEMENT AWARD in 1997.

We offer PRAYERS, LOVE, CONDOLENCE, SUPPORT, HEALING, and WISHES Of WELLNESS to the surviving family of BOBBY BLUE BLAND.

HAPPY BOBBY BLUE BLAND OLD SCHOOL FRIDAY!!!

PEACE & BLESSINGS;

-CCG
 







RELATIONSHIPS FRIDAY: ESSENCE SEXY SUMMER HANGOUT!!!


PEACE And GREETINGS;

GOOD FRIDAY!!!

Check out ABIOLA ABRAMSTWANNA HINES, and the young love squad of Relationships Editors from ESSENCE Magazine discussing various aspects of SUMMER LOVING during an ESSENCE SEXY SUMMER HANGOUT!!!

HAPPY SEXY SUMMER HANGOUT RELATIONSHIPS FRIDAY!!!

PEACE And BLESSINGS;

-CCG

Thursday, June 27, 2013

ROBIN THICKE, ft PHARRELL, & T. I.; "BLURRED LINES"!!!


Blued-Eyed R&B Singer ROBIN THICKE releases the Official Visuals to single, BLURRED LINES, his hit featuring PHARRELL and T. I.!!!

-CCG
 

NBA DRAFT CLASS Of 2013!!!


Earlier today before the 2013 NBA DRAFT, 12 Hooping Hopefuls spoke with VIJAI SINGH and NATE TAYLOR of the NEW YORK TIMES MAGAZINE !!!

-CCG

BUFFIE THE BODY: PROPER SQUATS!!!


ATHENS, GA native BUFFIE The BODY is now a Fitness & Health Trainer with a focus on Fitness for WOMEN!!!

Here she shows the ladies how to perform her favorite exercise…SQUATS!!!

Why?!?!?

BUFFIE says it helps her to receive quicker results in her lower region - ABS, HIPS, BUTT, and LEGS.

-CCG



ATL NIGHT SPOTS

R&B DIVAS: ATLANTA - SEASON 2 REUNION SHOW, PT. 1!!!


Click here to view R& B DIVAS: SEASON 2 REUNION SHOW, PT. 1 !!!

-CCG

LOVE THY NEIGHBOR: EPISODE 10!!!


Click here to view LOVE THY NEIGHBOR: EPISODE 10 !!!

-CCG

BEYONCE`; "STANDING ON THE SUN"!!!


BEYONCE' has had the highly anticipated HQ version of her summertime sexy single, STANDING ON THE SUN, to be released!!!

Check out KING BEY as she flexes her island vibe.

-CCG
 

LOVE THY NEIGHBOR: EPISODE 9!!!


Click here to view LOVE THY NEIGHBOR: EPISODE 9 !!!

-CCG

BAD GIRLS ALL-STAR BATTLE: EPISODE 6!!!


Click here to view BAD GIRLS ALL-STAR BATTLE: EPISODE 6 !!!

-CCG

The HAVES & The HAVE NOTS: EPISODE 6!!!


Click here to view The HAVES & The HAVE NOTS: EPISODE 6 !!!

-CCG

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

THE CONDOM CONUNDRUM On NEW YORK TIMES!!!



CHANNON HODGE and PAM BELLUCK chronicle for the NEW YORK TIMES that because only 5% of men worldwide actively use condoms, the BILL and MELINDA GATES FOUNDATION is joining the effort and issuing a unique challenge!!!

-CCG

HUMP DAY FUNK: DEM ONE & PC MUNOZ!!!


SAN JOSE, CA Rapper DEM ONE, SAN FRANCISCO Percussionist PC MUNOZ, and Award-Winning Filmmaker CHRISTOPHER "PAPER SON" WOON got together to produce the Official Visuals for single, ONE VOICE/ ONE DRUM, which features one voice, one drum, and the artistic beauty of the Black & White filmmaking process!!!.

-CCG

GROWN FOLKS MUSIC

BRIDGET KELLY, ft KENDRICK LAMAR; "STREET DREAMIN"!!!

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R&B BROOKLYN Baby BRIDGET KELLY releases the Official Visuals to single, STREET DREAMIN, which features Rapper KENDRICK LAMAR assisting with the linguistics!!!

-CCG
 


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UCLA WINS 2013 COLLEGE WORLD SERIES!!!

CRAZY COOL GROOVY CONGRATULATIONS goes out to Head Coach JOHN SAVAGE and the UCLA BRUINS for their 8-0 sweeping victory over the MISSISSIPPI STATE BULLDOGS to win the 2013 COLLEGE WORLD SERIES CHAMPIONSHIP!!!

The 2013 COLLEGE WORLD SERIES is the first NCAA BASEBALL CHAMPIONSHIP in the history of UCLA.

-CCG 

MUGSHOT MAYHEM: PATRIOTS Tight End AARON HERNANDEZ ARRESTED At HOME!!!

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NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS Tight End AARON HERNANDEZ is in police custody after being arrested at his home on Wednesday morning. No charges have been announced yet.
“We are not releasing the charge against Hernandez until it is presented to the court,” the Massachusetts State Police announced via Twitter. “Again, he will be arraigned in Attleboro Court today.”
Less than two hours after the arrest, the New England Patriots released Hernandez.
“A young man was murdered last week and we extend our sympathies to the family and friends who mourn his loss,” the Patriots said in a statement. “Words cannot express the disappointment we feel knowing that one of our players was arrested as a result of this investigation. We realize that law enforcement investigations into this matter are ongoing. We support their efforts and respect the process. At this time, we believe this transaction is simply the right thing to do.”
The former Patriots tight end has been part of an investigation into the death of Odin Lloyd, an associate of Hernandez’s who was found dead near the player’s house. Police believe Lloyd, 27, was killed by a gunshot to the head sometime between 1 a.m. and 6 a.m. on June 17.

Multiple reports said Hernandez, 23, was taken from his North Attleborough home in what appeared to be handcuffs at about 8:45 a.m. Eastern time.

ATL NIGHT SPOTS reports nine police officials showed up at Hernandez’s door on Wednesday morning in five police cars, according to NFL Network. Hernandez answered the door and the police entered. Hernandez had a white shirt pulled over his arms, which were secured behind his back, and he was led into a police cruiser. The arrest was captured on video by the cameras that have been camped out by Hernandez’s house for a week.

Monday, Hernandez’s attorney, Michael Fee, scolded the media for subjecting his client to “a relentless flood of rumors, misinformation, and false reports in the media. These include the repeated publication of a supposedly confirmed report that an arrest warrant had been issued for Aaron, a report that was exposed as untrue.”

Lloyd, who played semi-pro football, was reportedly dating the sister of Hernandez’s fiancee. Lloyd’s body was found on June 17 in an industrial park about a mile from Hernandez’s home. Police searched Hernandez’s home several times last week. Hernandez was reportedly uncooperative with police in the initial stages of the investigation. He reportedly had a cleaning service at his house the morning that Lloyd’s body was found, turned over to police a destroyed cell phone and police discovered that the security system at his home had also been destroyed.

Last August, the Patriots reportedly signed Hernandez to a 5-year contract extension that included a $12.5 million bonus.

-CCG


 

J. COLE vs KANYE WEST!!!


The debate of who’s going to sell what during their 1st week is over, check out what J. COLE and KANYE WEST sold during week #1!!!

-CCG

ATL NIGHT SPOTS

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

EARTH, WIND, & FIRE; "MY PROMISE"!!!


The Elements of the Universe - EARTH, WIND, & FIRE have just dropped off new single, MY PROMISE, their brand-spankin' new SoSoFunky summertime single from their forthcoming new album, NOW THEN, & FOREVER!!!

What do YOU think???

HOLLA!!!

-CCG

SOUL TRACKS

THE REAL!!!


THE REAL is a brand-spankin' new FOX talk show hosted by ADRIENNE BAILON, LONI LOVE,  JEANNIE MAL, TAMAR BRAXTON, and TAMERA MOWRY-HOUSELY, that will go for a 4-week test drive in HOUSTON, LOS ANGELES, NEW YORK, PHILADELPHIA, PHOENIX, TAMPA, and WASHINGTON, D.C.!!!

THE REAL premieres July 15, 2013

-CCG

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MJ, KOBE, & LeBRON On SLAM!!!


NBA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP Stars MICHAEL JORDAN, KOBE BRYANT, and LeBron JAMES are the 3 KINGS featured in the SPECIAL 20TH ANNIVERSARY ISSUE of SLAM !!!

-CCG



A COACH'S COURAGE On SPORTS ILLUSTRATED!!!

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SPORTS ILLUSTRATED Photographer SIMON BRUTY reflects on the unbelievable courage shown by CHARDON HIGH SCHOOL Football Coach FRANK HALL, and Writer GARY SMITH tells the true-life tale of A COACH'S COURAGE for the current issue of SPORTS ILLUSTRATED !!!

-CCG

NIECY NASH On JET!!!

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Actress/Comedian/Relationships Expert/TV Host NIECY NASH covers the current issue of JET !!!

-CCG

HOW SERVICE CAN SAVE US On TIME!!!

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TIME Political Columnist JOE KLEIN tells how as a way of reintegrating themselves back into the civilian world, our U.S. MILITARY VETERANS are giving back to their communities in the new issue of TIME !!!

-CCG
 

ROSARIO DAWSON GOT A FRESH SHAVE!!!





Actress ROSARIO DAWSON seen sporting a fresh CASSIE CUT on the set of her upcoming film, FINALLY FAMOUS!!!

-CCG

ATL NIGHT SPOTS

DON WEST OPENS GEORGE ZIMMERMAN TRIAL With KNOCK-KNOCK JOKE!!!

Monday, June 24, 2013; the Criminal Case of The State of FLORIDA vs. GEORGE ZIMMERMAN began in the city of SAMFORD, FL!!!

Attorney DON WEST representing GEORGE ZIMMERMAN decided to begin his Opening Remarks with a KNOCK-KNOCK JOKE!!!

WTF?!?!?

-CCG

K-CI & JOJO; "KNOCK IT OFF"!!!

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K-CI & JOJO, the HALEY Brothers half of foursome, JODECI, are making their way back into the R&B spotlight with single, KNOCK IT OFF, from their forthcoming comeback album!!!

What do YOU think???

HOLLA!!!

-CCG
 





L. YOUNG; "I LOVE MY GIRL"!!!

Songwriter L. YOUNG has decided to step from behind the shadows with single, I LOVE MY GIRL, the first from his upcoming album, ReVERB!!!

-CCG

LOVE & HIP HOP: ATLANTA - SEASON 2 EPISODE 10!!!

DARK GIRLS!!!




Click here to view the BILL DUKE-produced Documentary Film, DARK GIRLS!!!

-CCG

CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS WIN 2013 NHL STANLEY CUP!!!

CRAZY COOL GROOVY CONGRATULATIONS goes out to Head Coach JOE QUENNEVILLE and the CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS for their 3-2 victory in Game #6 over the BOSTON BRUINS to win the 2013 NHL STANLEY CUP CHAMPIONSHIP!!!

-CCG

Monday, June 24, 2013

MOTIVATION MONDAY: MICHELLE WILLIAMS!!!

GOOD MONDAY NIGHT!!!

DESTINY'S CHILD Member MICHELLE WILLIAMS shows that she clearly is back on her GOSPEL Grind with her new single, IF WE HAD YOUR EYES!!!

PEACE & BLESSINGS;

-CCG

QUICK'S CATCH UP

LOOKING BACK At The 2003 NBA DRAFT!!!


Round One of the 2003 NBA DRAFT included CARMELO ANTHONY, CHRIS BOSH, DARKO MILICIC, DWAYNE WADE, LeBRON JAMES, and has become one of the most successful in NBA HISTORY!!!

-CCG

ESPN: OTL - ROAD From RUIN!!!


Former NFL Player/MONTANA STATE UNIVERSITY Football Coach JOE O'Brien served time in Federal Prison on FELONY DRUG CHARGES, and; is now seeking redemption as the new Head Football Coach of tiny SIMMS HIGH SCHOOL!!!

-CCG

Sunday, June 23, 2013

SUNDAY MORNING JAZZ: GREGORY PORTER!!!


GOOD SUNDAY MORNING!!!

Vocal Virtuoso GREGORY PORTER hopped aboard a subway train at the famed NEW YORK TRANSIT MUSEUM for a stripped-down version of the single, BE GOOD (LION'S SONG), from his 2012 album, BE GOOD, for a NPR FIELD MUSIC RECORDING!!!

Then check out the Original Official Visuals for the same composition.

HAPPY BE GOOD SUNDAY MORNING JAZZ!!!

PEACE And BLESSINGS;

-CCG

SUNDAY MORNING JAZZ: [SOME] JAZZ: 6!!!


GOOD SUNDAY!!!

DJ RAHDU and the good folks over at BAMALOVESOUL have taken time out of their busy schedules to gift us with the sixth installment in their [Some] Jazz series, [SOME] JAZZ: 6!!!

HAPPY [SOME] JAZZ SUNDAY MORNING JAZZ!!!

PEACE And BLESSINGS;

-CCG

[SOME] JAZZ 6 Tracklist:

Pietro Ciancaglini – Reincarnation of a Love Bird
George Arvanitas Jazz Quartet – Celtic Ballad
Frank McComb – Chick (for Chick Corea)
Cecile McLorin Salvant – I Didn’t Know What Time It Was
Jeremy Pelt – Stay feat Ra-Re Valverde
74 Miles Away – Brusseleiro
Riot Jazz Brass Band – Paradox
Jaga Jazzist – Bananfluer Overalt
74 Miles Away – Seven Four
Terence Blanchard – Jacob’s Ladder
ALex Milsted – Samsara
Robert Glasper, Taylor McFerrin, Derrick Hodge – Packt Like Sardines In A Crushd Tin Box

SHELL SHOCKED: GROWING UP In The MURDER CAPITAL Of AMERICA!!!


NEW ORLEANS, LA is the undisputed MURDER CAPITAL of The UNITED STATES Of AMERICA!!!

For at least the past decade, statistics have shown murder rates four to six times higher than the national average - with 80% of the victims being BLACK Teenaged Males.

NEW ORLEANS Government, Law Enforcement, Community Leaders, and Well-Intentioned Citizens cannot agree on either prognosis or solution.

SHELL SHOCKED is a Documentary Film that attempts to bridge the widening gap of this already huge disconnect by hearing the ideas, opinions, and testimonies from Activists, Children, City Officials, Community Leaders, Family and Friends of Victims, Police, and Youth Directors who deal with these horrific circumstances on a daily basis.

SHELL SHOCKED is seeking positive solutions to a devastatingly negative situation.

-CCG


10 GREAT HIP HOP SONGS DEDICATED To SUMMER!!!


SUMMER 2013 has finally arrived!!!

Since SUMMERTIME brings out the Hot Weather, Hot Celebrations, and HOT BODIES; there have been several Hot HIP HOP tunes dedicated to, or; centered around the steamy season.

Here are 5 of 10 GREAT HIP HOP SONGS DEDICATED To SUMMER, courtesy of the good folks at ROLLING OUT.

-CCG

Let Me Ride [Extra Clean Radio Edit] by Dr. Dre on Grooveshark
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