Thanks to Chesney Snow for sending this in-
The World Beatbox Association in partnership with
The 1st American Beatboxing
America, the sleeping giant of the world's human beatboxing community awakens; heading back onto the main stage with high anticipation and a thirst to quench. For years the birthplace of the beatbox has noisily held some of the art forms most mind blowing talent. This battle is for the crown of America's Best Beatboxer.
The anticipation for the 1st American Beatbox Championships is going high into the stratosphere. With a brand new, unique battle format, the illest beatbox artists, over $1000 USD in prizes and the respect of one crown this will be a battle for Hip Hop history books.
8 Grand Finalists will head to New York City to battle for the American Beatbox Championship Finals.
• Registration begins October 1st, 2009
• Registration ends Jan 4th, 2010
• First round battles begin January 11th, 2010
• Grand Final - July 2010 (date TBC) New York City
Battling is a fundamental element of Hip Hop which pushes the artist to expand their creative technique and vision. This battle will be like none art has ever seen. With creative never before seen rounds and special guest judges the American Beatbox Championship promises to be a highly imaginative and inspiring entertainment for Hip Hop lovers. Do you have what it takes to hold the title of America's Best Beatboxer?
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FRANKRADIO in conjunction with ihiphop presents an official CMJ Showcase:
THE FUTURE IS FRANK
Tuesday, October 20th
@ Southpaw • 125 Fifth Ave. Brooklyn, NY
$10 / 18+ • Doors: 8PM
Get tickets HERE
|The Daily Show With Jon Stewart||Mon - Thurs 11p / 10c|
William Kamkwamba, a Malawian high school student, discusses how he built a windmill to generate electricity from looking at diagrams in a book. He has written a book about the experience entitled "The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind". Very inspirational story of overcoming adversity in light of severe poverty.
Originally posted HERE
In a move stunning critics and supporters of President Barack Obama, the Norwegian Nobel Committee awarded the President the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize. The committee stated in this article from the HUFFINGTONPOST.COM, "Members of the Norwegian Nobel Committee said their choice could be seen as an early vote of confidence in Obama intended to build global support for his policies. They lauded the change in global mood wrought by Obama's calls for peace and cooperation, and praised his pledges to reduce the world stock of nuclear arms, ease American conflicts with Muslim nations and strengthen the U.S. role in combating climate change."
"Obama has as President created a new climate in international politics," the citation read, in part. "Multilateral diplomacy has regained a central position, with emphasis on the role that the United Nations and other international institutions can play. Dialogue and negotiations are preferred as instruments for resolving even the most difficult international conflicts."
Many critics around the world decried the award given so early into his term as President of the United States with no concrete achievements made as of yet. Supporters are encouraged that President Obama may be given some levity while pursuing many of his goals to unite the world body.
Watch video of President Obama's reaction:
UPDATE: Progressive outlet Media Matters puts out a telling compilation of the conservative outrage...
Actor and comedian, Marlon Wayans, has won the role originally offered to Eddie Murphy- the title role in "Richard Pryor: Is It Something I Said?" The Richard Pryor biopic is written and directed by Bill Condon (Dreamgirls, God and Monsters) and produced by Adam Sandler's Happy Madison Productions and Sony Pictures. Chris Rock, Pryor’s widow Jennifer Lee Pryor will also produce. Word is, Marlon aced a 13 minute screen test and fought hard for the role.
Read more at AINTITCOOL.COM & ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY
Yesterday former Bad Boy recording artist, Shyne, was released from prison after serving nine years for assault and attempted murder stemming from a shootout at a popular NYC nightclub. Though being absent from the hip hop scene all this time, Shyne is rumored to be the subject of a bidding war between several major labels. Shyne’s rumored 3rd album is set to be titled Godfather Exhumed. He is also required to complete two and a half years of parole. Read more HERE