Archive for March, 2013

Ten years later, Syracuse is back in the Final Four

Posted in 1 on March 30, 2013 by bobbybounce

526441_10151410874578264_19821355_nFor the first time since Carmelo Anthony gave Syracuse Coach Jim Boeheim his first national championship 10 years ago, the Orange are headed back to the Final Four.

No. 4 seed Syracuse defeated No. 3 seed Marquette, 55-39, at Verizon Center on Saturday afternoon in what could be the final game between between two teams from the Big East as we know it. Syracuse will face the winner of Sunday’s South Region final between Michigan and Florida in Atlanta on Apr. 6.

The Orange, which will join the ACC next season, could potentially face Louisville in an all-Big East NCAA tournament final if both teams manage to advance that far. For the embattled conference, let’s hope that’s the case after the ugly brick-fest fans witnessed in Chinatown on Saturday.

That was largely because of Syracuse’s 2-3 zone, which confounded a higher-seeded team for a second-straight game. The Golden Eagles hit just 12 of their 53 shots (22.6 percent), including 3 of 25 from three-point range, and set a new season low for points. It also was the fewest points in a region final since UCLA defeated San Francisco, 54-39, in 1973.

The two teams combined to connect on just eight of their 42 three-point attempts for the game.

But James Southerland (16 points), C.J. Fair (13 points) and Michael Carter-Williams (12 points) provided just enough offense and the Orange committed only six turnovers. It was more than enough to propel Syracuse to the Final Four, 10 years to the day after Carmelo and Co. gave Boeheim his last Elite Eight win. Syracuse will make its fifth-ever Final Four appearance, and Boeheim becomes just the fourth coach to reach Final Fours in four different decades.

Lest we forget, it was only three weeks ago that Syracuse left the same building after scoring a season-low 39 points in an embarrassing loss to Georgetown. We can only hope Boeheim has a retort to John Thompson’s infamous, “Manley Field House is officially closed” quip after this one. Stay tuned for updates.

Ready To Read This XXL Freshman 2013 List?

Posted in 1 on March 27, 2013 by bobbybounce

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Here’s The list from XXL for the Freshman Class of 2013

• Schoolboy Q
• Trinidad Jame$
• Joey Bada$$
• Ab-Soul
• Logic
• Action Bronson
• Kirko Bangz
• Travi$ Scott
• Dizzy Wright – 10 Spot People’s Champion Winner
• Angel Haze
• Chief Keef – “The 11th Freshman”
#XXL

New Music: Beyoncé “Bow Down / I Been On”

Posted in 1 on March 18, 2013 by bobbybounce

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“I took some time to live my life, but don’t think I’m just his lil’ wife…”

Beyonce’s got a new attitude. With Hit-Boy on the boards, King Bey lets it be known that her crown isn’t for the taking. At the 1:30 mark, she takes it back to the H-Town with Polow Da Don, Timbaland, Sonny Digital and Planet VI on the beat.

Near the close of the song, Bey says she made a cameo in a Willie D video. It’s unclear as to which one, but she did appear in a Geto Boys clip back in ’98.

Waka Flocka & Gucci Mane Clash: “He’s Officially Dropped – Disloyal Lil N*gga”

Posted in 1 on March 16, 2013 by bobbybounce

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Atlanta rappers Waka Flocka Flame and Gucci Mane are reportedly at one another’s necks, taking to Twitter with an unexpected beef.

Gucci Mane appeared to strike first by going at Waka and calling him disloyal.

“Waka flacka flames officially dropped off brick squad 1017. Big Guwop say give me a offer fa this disloyal lil n*gga,” Gucci tweeted Friday (March 15). (Gucci Mane’s Twitter)

Waka acknowledged the comments but refused to entertain the Twitter beef.

“Can’t tweet beef #HucciKnowHowIrOck,” he tweeted.

“”@Money_Ova_Men: So these niggas @WakaFlockaBSM and @Gucci1017 having a “I HATE YOU BITCH” moment… Lol!” LoL”

“@NatureBoy_Jones: @WakaFlockaBSM you erasing twats b?” Can’t tweet jones about a nigga I’m a let a lame be lame (Waka Flocka Flame’s Twitter)

Some rumors claim their issues have something to do with Hollywood actress Selena Gomez.

Not necessarily best known for staunch commitment to his declarations, Gucci Mane has made the executive decision to relieve Waka Flocka Flame of his Brick Squad 1017 post. The reasons for this are still vague, but we have heard that Waka too had a thing for Spring Breakers actress Selena Gomez, whose intimacy with Wop on set had been rumored. (Complex)

Back in 2010, Flocka came forward to silence feud and beef rumors involving his rap mentor.

“I don’t think it’s no split. We couldn’t meet each other on a business level — or a personal level,” Flocka told radio host DJ Drama. “Whatever the level is, I don’t know. I’m going this way and [he’s] going that way and we both killin’ these folk. That’s just what it is…Ain’t no drama. Don’t ever think it’s just like, ‘Ey, let’s get [him]’ … Don’t ever think I’m [going] to ride on him with another person. Let’s make that super clear.” (Hot 107.9)

T.I. Furious Over Lil Wayne Life-Threatening Reports: “TMZ Some F*ck-N*ggaz For Reporting That H*e A** Sh*t!!!”

Posted in 1 on March 16, 2013 by bobbybounce

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Grammy-winning rapper T.I. is letting the entire world know how upset he is over initial Friday (March 15) reports which suggested his close friend Lil Wayne was on the verge of dying.

Rather than keep cool and collective, the “King of the South” exploded onto gossip-driven media outlet TMZ for their reporting.

“Just holla’d @my Lil bruh Tunechi…& he skraight! TMZ some f*ck-n*ggaz for reporting that h*e-a**-sh*t!!! That man daughter is like mines.,” Tip tweeted late Friday (March 15) night.

“That sh*&t surely got his mama hurtin,his kids hurtin,& he got true to da game patnas like me & Othas who ready to RIDE bout all da f*ck sh*t”

“… #nowthankitsagamenigga!!!” (T.I.’s Twitter)

Young Money’s Drake reportedly went to visit Wayne during his hospitalization last night.

Lil Wayne’s Young Money label mate Drake rolled into the hospital where Weezy was in critical condition late Friday night. Paps snapped shots of Drake walking with his head down in the Cedars Sinai Medical Center parking lot around 8:50PM … just around the end of visiting hours. TMZ broke the story … Wayne’s been in and out of Cedars this week — getting treatment for multiple seizures — and wound up in ICU after. Drake didn’t say anything about Wayne’s condition as he made his way to his car. Our sources tell us although he’s stable and slowly improving … docs are still watching him closely. (TMZ)

Although not life-threatening, a Young Money publicist confirmed Wayne suffered a seizure heading into the weekend.

Sarah Cunningham, a publicist with the Young Money record label, acknowledged that Lil Wayne had a seizure. The public relations department at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, the Los Angeles hospital where the rapper is reportedly being treated, did not confirm or deny that Lil Wayne is there, per its policy. The rapper’s independent publicist, Kia Selby, said only, “Lil Wayne is doing well.” She strongly denied reports he was in a medically induced coma, as reported by TMZ. (CNN)

Much like T.I., Young Money president Mack Maine aired out his frustrations toward TMZ Friday night.

“Wayne is alive and well! We watching the Syracuse game…thanks for the prayers and concern..he will update you all soon. #love,” he tweeted March 15th.

“We will be releasing an official statement shortly but dont believe the nonsense about comas and tubes to breathe…that’s false!!”

“@TMZ it’s certain sh*t you should not talk about or play with if u don’t kno what u talking bout….don’t deceive the fans or the people”

“@TMZ and definitely don’t try to kill a man before his time….so from the bottom of my soul and on behalf of my fam……F*CK YOU” (Mack Maine’s Twitter)

#Smh

Biggie Smalls Death Anniversary: The Notorious B.I.G. Remembered

Posted in 1 on March 9, 2013 by bobbybounce

imagesCA2NGU3U Saturday (March 9) marks the 16th anniversary of Biggie Smalls’ untimely death at age 24.

The inimitable rapper, born Christopher Wallace, made headlines this year after a newly leaked autopsy report revealed startlingly graphic details about his 1997 murder in Los Angeles (Wallace was shot four times, and struck in the chest, shoulder, leg, forearm and scrotum, while in the passenger’s seat of a Chevy Suburban on Wilshire Boulevard).

But the hip-hop legend is also frequently remembered by both his contemporaries and new generations of artists influenced by his music (though we won’t mention this).

Even Jamie Foxx cited Biggie as a source of inspiration when preparing for his role in Quentin Tarantino’s “Django Unchained.”

“I listened to a lot of Biggie Smalls. Whenever there was a time when I was getting ready for my scene, I would play ‘Dead Wrong’ or ‘Somebody’s Gotta Die,’ so there would be things like that that I would just use as fuel,” Foxx recently told Vanity Fair.

Wallace would have been 41.

The Notorious B.I.G. & Puff Daddy “Live In London” On Westwood TV

Posted in 1 on March 9, 2013 by bobbybounce

#RIP B.I.G.