I came across this guy by the name of Suli Breaks, who performs spoken word. Immediately, I was impressed by the content of what he was talking about - fresh and insightful perspectives on education, government, career, and life. He has been featured on TED Talks, a YouTube channel famously known for educational and motivational speakers. Check out some of my favorite videos below:
Here is a list of 4 hip-hop albums every fan of the genre should have
1. The Album About Nothing / Artist: Wale:
Likely one of my favorites of these 4 features. This album is a spinoff from Wale's free mixtape "More about nothing" which turned Wale into one of my favorite hip-hop artists. Both the mixtape and the album are inspired with skits from the Seinfeld sitcom. Many of the skits were recorded by Jerry Seinfeld exclusively for the record. Great album! Check out one of Wale's singles from this album:
2. Mr. Wonderful / Artist: Action Bronson:
A great combination of harsh humor and lyrical storytelling by Action Bronson. Don't miss out on this if you are a hip-hop fan. Check out this hilariously unique video from the albums single:
3. Ludaversal / Artist: Ludacris:
One of the most underrated rapper of the past few years, Ludacris has not just been acting in movies - he's been practicing his craft! This album is filled with clever punch lines and bass filled instrumentals. Here's the single off the album:
4. Dark Sky Paradise / Artist: Big Sean:
Big Sean did it big with this album...
Seriously. The album has a ton of features by artists such as Drake, Kanye West, Lil Wayne. Seans wordplay and ability to tell relatable stories over commercial hard hitting beats is impressive. You probably have heard the 1st single "I.D.F.W.U" or "I don't fuck with you" which has been in heavy rotation on the radio - so I will share another track off the album that more recently hit the airwaves:
Blessings ft. Drake and Kanye West.
When you buy your PS4 you get a year of manufacturer warranty. Recently, my PS4 which I bought less than a year ago (Destiny bundle white PS4 in October 2014) completely shut off and refuses to stay on for more than 5 minutes. After doing some research online, there are a ton of people having the same issue. YouTube videos such as this show the failure in action, or lack thereof.
The most alarming issue is that some people who sent it in for repairs under the stock warranty program had the same issue just months, and even days, after receiving their supposedly "repaired PS4". It appears to be an issue with the Power Supply Units (PSU) that Sony is putting in their PS4s.
So what happens if you send it in for repair under warranty and then it happens again? Well, after the repair you have 90 days of extended warranty. If it crumbles on you once again after that time period, you are on your own and would have to pay a nice chunk of money to get it fixed - or you could buy an Xbox One (eeeeewwwwl!).
I am sending my PS4 in for repair at some point today and was told it would take 7-10 business days to turn around from the moment they receive it. As my subsequent 90 days of warranty begin to come to a close I plan to purchase a $59.99 plan of extended warranty for 3 years. As I see this having to be a routine thing of sending in my PS4 for repairs every couple of months. You can buy the Sony warranty directly from here or by logging into your Playstation account online and looking under Playstation Protection Plan in the Knowledge Center.
Recently, Jay-Z has been promoting a new business venture called Tidal. Tidal is a music streaming service, similar to Spotify or Google music. The selling points are as follows:
Twitter and social media spam is heavily promoting this service. Honestly, to me this appears to be biggest gimmick in the music business since Beat's Headphones, which reportedly only cost $14 bucks to manufacture but some models sell for over $300. Not to mention, they require batteries to operate - yes really. I regularly promote Google Music on my site and to my friends. If you want to stream music, this is hands down the best option. I feature one of my playlists in an earlier October article where I mention:
"I use Google Play as my source of music because for a measly $10 a month you can listen to all the albums, stand up comedy, and motivational speakers you like as well as upload your own music. It lets you create music stations based on artists or existing playlists as well as explore new music and playlists based on genres and your known preferences."
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