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Jay-Z Brings Made In America to Los Angeles Labor Day Weekend

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This Wednesday Jay-Z and the Los Angeles Mayor, Eric Garcetti officially announced that the Budweiser Made in America Music Festival is set to be hosted in the heart of Downtown Los Angeles on Labor Day weekend.

Later today, Jay is scheduled to speak with the VP of Budweiser to go over the logistics that may come about over the anticipated show. Hopefully they can come up with a master plan because, not everyone is on board.

While LA’s mayor is seemingly pro-festival, councilman Joe Huizar is saying … OR NAH! Huizar is not only concerned about shutting down the overly congested area DTLA, but also the serving of alcohol during the event. The festival is set to draw near 50,000 people and if you watched the last Made In America live or on TV you know it helped bring and generate sales to the city and its middle/ lower class residents.

If (which we hope it does) the concert goes forth, it’s unsure who might be taking the stage that weekend. Ehh forget it, why are we worried? When Jay’s in charge you never know WHAT to expect!

Excited much?! YESS!

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Hov for president! In the meantime, you can purchase your 2-day pass for the festival here.

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Dear Sneakerheads, Sorry NOT Sorry!

Word on the street (or online) is that the sneak’s that everyone went bananas for in 2013 and pre April 14′ are well, making their rounds again.  Word’s buzzin’ that it’s all happening at Finish Line this Saturday, April 19th and for the strictly online shopper, Eastbay is joining in on the restock extravaganza also! Ha to all you thirsty sneaker heads that did the most the first time around! (sorry not sorry).

I’m looking to get the Fresh Prince 5′s and the Infrared and white 6′s! Thank the shoe god for second chances!

Right now on Eastbay’s release calendar, “Bred” Air Jordan 1s, “Royal” Air Jordan 1s, “Gamma Blue” Air Jordan XIs, “Taxi” Air Jordan XIIs, “Toro Bravo” Air Jordan IVs, “Military” Air Jordan IVs, “Fear Pack” Air Jordan IVs, “Fire Red” Air Jordan Vs, “Grape” Air Jordan Vs, “Laney” Air Jordan Vs, “White/Black/Red” Air Jordan XIIIs, “White/Infrared” VIs, and more are all re-releasing. – Complex Sneakers

This restock is happening, and will take place at 5am PST!

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Go to bed early AF and get your laptops charged and ready! May the odds be ever in your favor! Enjoy your shoes B!

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What are some shoes you wish you would’ve got your hands on in 2013 and early 14′? Will this change the resale kick game? Let us know in the comments below!

 

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Move Over CB! Puff Daddy Crowns Which Artist Prince of RnB?

Puff Daddy tweeted earlier this week that Virgin Records recording Artist Mike Jay is the new Prince of R&B! Do you agree?

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Just in case you missed it, Hip-Hop Mogul and owner of Bad Boy Records publicly announced and stamped Mike Jay the new prince of R&B. Mike Jay is known for his risky sexual anthem featuring platinum recording artist YG. – Echoing Soundz

Download his sex craved, stripper soundtrack EP with YG and Too Short here.

While his 15 city tour has already kicked off, here’s an updated list of his remaining cities. See if one is in a city near you!

Sat-12 Memphis

Sun-13 OFF/St. Louis

Mon-14 St. Louis/Chicago

Tu-15 Chicago/Milwaukee/Chicago

Wed-16 Chicago/Indianapolis

Thu-17 Louisville/Lexington/Cincinnati

Fri-18 Columbus/Cleveland

Sat-19 Detroit

Sun-20 Detroit/Day Off

Mon-21 Detroit/Toledo

Tues-22 New York

Wed-23 New York

Thu-24 New York  

 Make sure you follow our friends over at Echoing Soundz!

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Paying It Forward

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It’s been weeks since I’ve heard anything from the doctors. Well, maybe just 3 weeks. Not much has happened since I was able to make my “Last Chemo” poster like all the cool-kid cancer patients on Facebook. I did have the pleasure however, of going back to my alma mater King/Drew Magnet High School  and spoke to the girls about being a role model and modeling the role. I was invited by an old teacher whom I’d never even had the chance of sitting in on. He heard about my story and felt I’d be good a person to give them a beacon of hope that their struggle isn’t forever.  Their stories and fears were so familiar. Their tears were refreshing. I was surprised that my words could evoke such emotion. I asked who their role models were and one girl said she looked up to little old me! Man, what a blessing. I told them my role model was anchorwoman Robin Roberts whom they didn’t even know. They were so smart and seemed like they were just waiting and hoping for someone to probe and figure out their problems.

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When I tell you that speaking to those students was the most humbling and satisfying things I have ever done, you don’t even know! I was so nervous plus I had a pretty rough week beforehand. I was feeling so low and down because my diagnosis and treatment seemed to be never ending! Spending so much time being strong and positive takes a major toll on me but the spirits, words and stories of the girls I met were gratifying to the point where I feel like I have no choice but to make it because I have to prove to them that it’s POSSIBLE!

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I’ve learned these past few weeks that this life is not my own. My body is only a vessel that I cannot take with me when I die. There’s only my spirit. The legacy I leave on earth is so important to me. I have to be and want to be remembered by my deeds and words, not for how I looked. I feel that cancer has taught me a lot and be we of that, I know that I have lymphoma but lymphoma doesn’t have me.

Treatment Update: Done with chemo!! Another scan to check the progress of the clinical trial drug plus a bunch of tests before they schedule my stem cell transplant. All a waiting game but I’m praying patiently for patience.

By: Jennifer Beasley for Word On The Street.