Fresh Prodeuce fam V-SO Hott has officially dropped his single "Exploded" which in our opinion establishes him as the next songwriter/artist to watch out for and possibly challenge Ne-Yo and The-Dream for their current seats in the world of R&B and Pop music.
Missed out on 88 Keys and barely caught Asher's last two songs, one of which was a Jim Jones-guest-supported version of "College" which made the crowd filled with college kids go ape shit (ah those were the days, sigh), but soon as Cudi took the stage the show took off straight out the building and into outer space.
Taking a page from Kanye's 2008 Glow-In-The-Dark Tour, Cudi had a pretty amazing stage setup full of fluorescent lights and sports-stadium-bright videos being played behind him. Though I managed expectations for his show, knowing he doesn't yet have an official album out, it really didn't matter in the end as he tore through "Is There Any Love" (sans-Wale), "Embrace The Martian" "Cudi Spazzin," "Make Her Say (I Poke Her Face)," "Mr. Solo Dolo," "Sky Might Fall," and "Man On The Moon," and a few more joints (in no particular order) and closed with a mix of all "Day N Nite" versions (sans-Jim Jones who made an appearance in Asher Roth's previous set). What might have been most impressive is how Cudi absolutely tore the packed house down with no surprise guest appearances - in the end, he really didn't need any. Mr. Solo Dolo killed it.. solo dolo.
Gotta say after seeing Kid Cudi perform live I'm even more of a fan now. Watching him was like watching Kanye's nephew up there - tearing the house down all by his damn self just like Yeezy did for a packed MSG crowd during his tour last year. When Cudi's debut album Man On The Moon: The Guardians drops on August 25th, look for it to be one of those career-defining classic debut albums that'll get him some possible Best New Artist nods. If it wasn't official before, it's super official now - Cudi's the truth.
check out some flicks from the show...
and a flick of Jim Jones with Asher Roth doing "College" - they should all have done a version of Day N Nite to kick off Cudi's set while Jones was in the building... that woulda been dope. 'scuse the blurrage I do believe some wasted douchebag was jumping into my shoulder at this point
Organ removed as investigators seek clues to star's death
Michael Jackson will be buried this week– without his brain. As his family tries to finalise details for the King of Pop’s funeral on Tuesday they have been told it will be held back for tests.
They faced the grim choice of waiting up to three weeks for Jackson’s brain to be returned to them or go ahead and bury him without it – which they have decided to do.
Los Angeles Coroner’s spokesman Craig Harvey confirmed that neuropathology tests will be carried out to see if it holds any clues to the exact cause of his death.
But the examination cannot begin until at least two weeks after the death when the brain has hardened sufficiently to slice it open.
Jackson died from a cardiac arrest at his Beverly Hills mansion on June 25 after a suspected overdose of painkillers.
Sources at the coroner’s office revealed that his brain was removed before his body was released to relatives the next day.
A forensic neuropathologist will test Jackson’s brain for, among other things, past drug use and whether he has suffered overdoses in the past.
The brain can also show any past abuse of alcohol or if the deceased had suffered from any one of a number of diseases. The source said that removing the brain is the “only way to carry out the tests”.
“The tissue has to be examined,” he said. “I can’t tell you how long that is going to take.”
One expert explained that the Jackson family could decide to wait and bury the brain with the rest of the body. But it is far more common for the lab to burn the remains once they’ve been examined or for them to be placed into the grave at a later date.
“It’s up to the family. They can bury him and then bury the brain later on,” said Dr Cyril Wecht, a former coroner and one of America’s foremost forensic pathologists.
But he added: “It’s rare for the body to be held back for two weeks or more.”
Jackson’s body was handed over to his family soon after the three-hour autopsy was completed and the Jacksons went on to order a second forensic examination.
But Dr Wecht said: “The brain cannot be properly examined at the time of the autopsy. You cannot test it while it is in the body. So it is cut off at the spinal cord and removed.”
The brain would usually be placed in a plastic bucket, suspended in formaldehyde fluid, and put in a refridgerator at 4C to preserve it.
Dr Wecht went on: “People don’t realise how soft the brain is. To do the type of detailed examination required you need to have the brain much harder – and for that you have to wait for at least 10 days to two weeks.”
Dr Wecht, who was not involved in the Jackson autopsies, has reviewed and been consulted on many high-profile deaths, including John F. Kennedy, Elvis Presley and Anna Nicole Smith.
“In Los Angeles they have a neuropathologist they work with, and he will be looking at the brain,” he said.
It is cut into sections of less than half-an-inch thick and reviewed first by the naked eye and then through a microscopic. “That all takes 17 to 18 days,” Dr Wecht added in an exclusive interview.
Dr Wecht, who chronicles his career dissecting more than 16,000 bodies in his best- selling memoir A Question Of Murder, added: “In the 47 years I have been doing this I reckon only about one per cent of families say they want the brain back so they can bury it. In most cases it is incinerated.”
The autopsy is expected to show that the 50-year-old singer had drugs in his system when he died.
At various times, he is said to have been taking Demerol and Oxycontin for pain from old back and leg injuries and Diprivan, a hospital anaesthetic, to help him sleep.
- MICHAEL Jackson starred as the Scarecrow in The Wiz, the 1978 musical version of The Wizard of Oz – playing the character without a brain opposite Diana Ross as Dorothy.
...until I took the late pass onto this video which premiered back on the second... I'm sure most of you agree that the homegirl Rosa Acosta makes it worth the late post. You the you the best. Directed by Kanye West.
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