RIP to a Boss! Apple Co-Founder Steve Jobs passed away last night at 56. Jobs succumbed to a long battle with pancreatic cancer. He leaves behind a revolutionary legacy and changed the way we live our daily lives. For those unfamiliar with the importance of his work, check this out: http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2011/08/24/technology/steve-jobs-patents.html
“There may be no greater tribute to Steve’s success than fact that much of world learned of his passing on a device he invented.” via POTUS Obama
In other sad news we also lost Fred Shuttlesworth a Civil rights Icon.
As a preacher and civil rights activist Fred has survived beatings, water hose and bombings even receiving severe chest injuries as a result of his refusal to back down from the good fight. I wish we as a people were as strong as our predecessors, for more on his story click here: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1011/65268.html May he truly RIP
According to VladTV Luke Campbell is calling out some major hip-hop heads. “I’ve got a message for Lil Wayne, his Cash Money Brothers, DJ Khaled, Puff Daddy and all the rappers from other parts of the country who now live in Miami,” he wrote October 4th. “I’m tired of seeing these cats using up our beaches, soaking up our sunshine, taking over the night clubs, and sleeping with our women without investing anything into the community. There used to be a day when out of town rappers were scared to throw their weight around Miami. It didn’t matter if they were coming from New York or Los Angeles, they knew better than to act like they owned this mother f*cker.”
Jay Z is quoted as saying ”J. Cole’s success is testament to amazing artist development and Cole’s hard work,” Jay-Z said, via a press release. “I want to congratulate him on a #1 album and more importantly a great body of work.” Cole’s first solo album (Cole World), which he’s been meticulously working on for the past five years, has sold 218,000 copies according to Nielsen Sound Scan.
Justin Bieber has announced via twitter that Mariah Carey is the special secret guest on his Christmas album and the pair will duet on her single ‘All I Want For Christmas.’