Thursday, March 6, 2014
An 18-year-old boy has allegedly confessed to beating his grandmother to death with a baseball bat after she refused to give him a ride to the store. JeNorman Bland was arrested while driving 61-year-old Glenda Smith Woodard’s stolen vehicle in Georgia Tuesday, just as her mangled body was discovered in her Butts County home that evening, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported. Deputies said the teen fatally bashed Woodard after he asked her to take him to the store to buy him cigarettes. She said she was unable to because she was getting ready for work. Woodard was described as the teen’s primary care giver by emotional family members who summed up the attack as completely senseless. The 18-year-old reportedly confessed to killing his grandmother, Glenda Smith Woodard, after she refused to take him to the store to buy cigarettes. “I don’t think he could have found a better person to be a friend to,” Roselle Mayfield told 11alive. “I really don’t understand what could have happened to make him to what he did. And I just don’t believe that he understands what’s going on with himself right now.” Bland was arrested while reportedly driving the 61-year-old woman’s stolen vehicle. Her body was found in her home, pictured, that same evening. Butts County Sheriff Gary Long told 11alive that Bland confessed to the murder. He’s charged with murder, false imprisonment, kidnapping and armed robbery.
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
Arnold Schwarzenegger's iconic role in the first two Terminator movies will be reprised for the next installment of the action mainstay. Filming for the upcoming Terminator: Genesis is scheduled to begin next month in New Orleans before making stops in Los Angeles and San Francisco. Having missed out on the previous film due to his civic duties as governor of California, the former bodybuilding champ is very excited about the project. According to his own post on TheArnoldFans, Arnold is having a ball; "We start filming in the middle or in the end of April and it will be a four or four-and-a-half month long shoot. We will be filming it in New Orleans with some of it in San Francisco and maybe a little of it in L.A. but most of it will s be done in New Orleans."
Pharrell on his ﬁrst solo record in 2006, In My Mind:
“I wrote those songs out of ego. Talking about the money I was making and the by-products of living that lifestyle. What was good about that? What’d you get out of it? There was no purpose. I was so under the wrong impression at that time.” “The money was too loud. The success was too much. The girls were too beautiful. The jewelry was too shiny. The cars were too fast. The houses were too big. It’s like not knowing how to swim and being thrown in the ocean for the ﬁrst time. Everything is just too crazy. You’re like, ﬂailing and kicking and whatever, and you know what happens, don’t you? You sink. My spirit sank. I just felt like, ‘Fuck, what am I doing?’ ” “That was just bragging. I wanted to be like Jay. I wanted to be like Puff. Those are their paths. I got my own path. But I didn’t know what my path was. I knew that I was meant to do something different. I knew that I needed to inject purpose in my music.”
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MC Lyte, the first person profiled for Billboard's Ladies First initiative highlighting "Female Rappers Who Changed Hip-Hop," discusses Rap feuds in the article, including her dispute with Antoinette. "I had only met Antoinette once, and never seen her again except at the World, but nonetheless it ['10 % Dis'] was done in the spirit of Hip Hop," MC Lyte says. "I was the baddest MC. If you don't think you're the baddest MC then you might as well just sit down cause that's what Hip Hop is all about. It's braggadocio. You can come up and win a different type of way, but you stand the chance of your ground being shaken. You have to put your stakes in and say, 'I have to come at you some point.' "That was then," Lyte continues. "Now there are MCs who can go at one another lyrically, and it's respected as just that. But then when it comes out of the record, it's when it becomes an issue. Even then, it feels as though, that with a little time they're able to work things out. I just saw most recently Rick Ross and Young Jeezy have worked out their differences, which is a big deal. I'm sure there were other guys around who pushed and promoted that to happen. I hope the same for the ladies, if given a space where there's an altercation that's able to be worked out." In 2009, MC Lyte spoke with HipHopDX about her perspective on her career. "I still feel like I am one of the best to ever have done it and will continue to do so until I feel like I want to put the mic down," Lyte said at the time. "But, also I am overwhelmed with wanting to help people or wanting to have someone relate to what it is that I'm talking about. In order for them to relate, I've got to be spitting some truth. Truth is recognizable all over the globe. I've likened it to this before, but it's like watching a movie. One bad actor can ruin a whole movie. But, if the movie is okay and there's one actor in it who's so truthful through his theatrics, you'll cry. You dont cry for bad acting. You cry because you connect to it and you feel it. Of course, I'm not really looking for people to drop tears when they hear a 16 from MC Lyte. But, I do want them to experience what I'm going through."