Archive for the Pop Culture Category

Tupac Back! Coachella changes game w/ hologram

Posted in Entertainment, Pop Culture, ShowBiz with tags , , , , on April 16, 2012 by HaZiQ aLi

Yeah- Snoop (&no doubt Jimmy Iovine) brought ‘Tupac” out on stage.cant wait to see how exactly this was done- but i think the voice could be a bit closer to the real pac esp with the amount of material there is to pull from…

I predict more MFdoom style “virtual” appearances that will save promoters money and gyp the fans. That is- of course- until we are able to have Biggie, Pac, Kurt Cobain(or Nicki Minaj?) perform in the privacy of our homes…

what other applications can u think of for this technology?

8 amazing (current) black child prodigies you didnt know

Posted in Black Culture, Pop Culture with tags , , , , , , , on March 20, 2012 by HaZiQ aLi

Chelsea Dock

After learning how to play piano at the age of 4, Chelsea Dock became an accomplished pianist within two years. She has won numerous piano competitions and is also a straight A student.

Autum Ashante
The 14-year-old prodigy from the Bronx, N.Y., speaks fluent Arabic, Swahili and Spanish. She’s also an accomplished poet and scored 149 on the standard IQ test.
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8 year old twin Nigerian math geniuses..

Posted in How-to-be-Fly, Pop Culture with tags , , , , on April 27, 2011 by HaZiQ aLi

Anyone who knows me knows Im always championing the causes of thse who push the limits of human capability. Here’s one more example..

Meet twins Paula and Peter Imafidon – they’ve just passed the University of Cambridge Advanced Maths A level and they are just 8 years old! They chat to GMTV’s John Stapleton

Kanye West @ Coachella

Posted in Pop Culture with tags , , on April 26, 2011 by HaZiQ aLi

i hope these dont seem like lazy posts cuz ive been going vid heavy lately- quite the contrary… this dude is one of the greatest artists of our time. Behold..lol

@HaZiQ

http://www.hiphopblog.com/VideoPlayListing/StreamingVideoPlayerEB.swf

Elizabeth Gilbert on Creativity

Posted in MusicBusinessJewels, Pop Culture with tags , , , on April 7, 2011 by HaZiQ aLi

This is an amazing, amazing video. I highly reccomend it if you’re an artist or businessperson esp. Elizabeth Gilbert wrote Eat, Pray, Love (ask your girlfriend) and was faced with the same puzzle all first-time successes face: the pressure of topping it. Her response is simple and inspiring.

She also puts forth a theory of hers that, if embraced, can help end this culture of early deaths for our worlds most talented. Why do we feel like our most talented souls also must be the most tortured in this society? Her answer is mind-blowing.

I Have a Dream: 10 Martin Luther King speech facts

Posted in Black Culture, Pop Culture with tags , , , on April 5, 2011 by HaZiQ aLi

RIP to the big homie… Jan15, 1929 – April4th, 1968…
Here are 10 facts you might not know about Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech in 1963.

1) The speech is known as “I Have a Dream” but those words were never in the original draft, they were ad libbed on the day.

2) It lasts 17 minutes and is widely considered to have been drafted in New York and then in Washington in the hours before the rally.

3) As a result of the speech, Dr King was named Man of the Year by Time Magazine in 1963, and won the Nobel Peace Prize the following year.

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The $275,000 2011 Oscars Swag Bag

Posted in Pop Culture with tags , , , , , on March 2, 2011 by HaZiQ aLi

One of the best (or worst- depending on you..) things about life is how ‘to the winner go the spoils…’. The job goes to the one who can best display their experience. The bank loans you money only if you can show you really dont need it- etc etc

Well its no different with superstar-caliber movie talent. And these gifts are for the nominees who DIDN’T win- but because companies who cater to high-end clientele or even the masses could never afford the promotion that getting photographed with just one celebrity could bring, gift bags are now big business. And because of the IRS crackdown in 2006 there are now middlemen companies like Distinctive Assests, to handle the gifting for these companies. That’s right- not only are the companies giving away insanely expensive gifts to these rich celebs for free.. they pay to do it. ..and if you’re smart, you would too.

My favorite- easily- would have to be Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic suborbital space science missions. Valued at $200,000 it’s a brilliant move from the billionaire maverick to make some of the first passengers ever on his two ships (named “Enterpise” and “Voyager”) huge american movie stars. Well played…
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