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LONDON — Amy Winehouse, the beehived soul-jazz diva whose self-destructive habits overshadowed a distinctive musical talent, was found dead Saturday in her London home, police said. She was 27.

Winehouse shot to fame with the album “Back to Black,” whose blend of jazz, soul, rock and classic pop was a global hit. It won five Grammys and made Winehouse — with her black beehive hairdo and old-fashioned sailor tattoos — one of music’s most recognizable stars.

Police confirmed that a 27-year-old female was pronounced dead at the home in Camden Square northern London; the cause of death was not immediately known. London Ambulance Services said Winehouse had died before the two ambulance crews it sent arrived at the scene.

Winehouse’s health often appeared fragile. In June 2008 and again in April 2010, she was taken to hospital and treated for injuries after fainting and falling at home.

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May 13, 2008

They tried to make me go to rehab, I said no, no, no
Yes I’ve been black and when I come back, you’ll know, know, know
I ain’t got the time
And if my daddy thinks Im fine
Just try to make me go to rehab I wont go, go, go

Id rather be at home with Ray
I aint got seventy days
Cos theres nothing,there’s nothing you can teach me
That I cant learn from Mr Hathaway

Didnt get a lot in class
But I know it dont come in a shot glass

They tried to make me go to rehab I said no, no, no
Yes I’ve been black but when I come back you’ll know, know, know
I ain’t got the time
And if my daddy thinks Im fine
Just try to make me go to rehab I wont go, go, go

The man said “why you think you here?”
I said “I got no idea”
Im gonna, I’m gonna lose my baby
So I always keep a bottle near
He said “I just think youre depressed”
This me “Yeah baby, and the rest”

They tried to make me go to rehab I said no, no, no
Yes I’ve been black but when I come back you’ll know, know, know

I dont ever want to drink again
I just, ooh just need a friend
Im not gonna spend ten weeks
Have everyone think Im on the mend

And its not just my pride
Its just till these tears have dried

They tried to make me go to rehab I said no, no, no
Yes I’ve been black but when I come back you’ll know, know, know
I aint got the time
And if my daddy thinks Im fine
Just try to make me go to rehab I wont go, go, go!

She acknowledged struggling with eating disorders and told a newspaper that she had been diagnosed as manic depressive but refused to take medication. Soon accounts of her erratic behavior, canceled concerts and drink- and drug-fueled nights began to multiply.

~ IMO she had a death wish in her young life. I call these lost kids The Forsaken ~ JP

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Jul 232011
 
The_Final_Cut_movie

:: Rated ‘R’ :: Mature audiences ONLY: Viewer discretion advised!

Welcome to the not-too-distant future, where implanted microchips record every single moment of a person’s life. Upon death, it becomes the job of a “cutter” like Alan Hakman (Oscar winner Robin Williams) to edit down the deceased’s entire lifetime into a fitting memorial film. For years, he has used his god-like power of final cut to absolve the dead of a multitude of sins. But when, on his latest assignment, he views a terrible secret that can’t be erased, Hakman finds his own life in jeopardy in this riveting science fiction thriller.

~ I know there are way too memories for me that I do not want to remember. I would probably be one of the protesters in this movie. This flick gives us pause to wonder, ‘What If’? ~ JP

The Final Cut is about subjectivity, memory and history; posing the question, “If history is what is written and remembered, then what happens when memories are edited and rewritten?”

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Jul 232011
 

The rap songs in this medley are:

0:03 The Breaks — Kurtis Blow
0:12 The Message — Grandmaster Flash
0:25 Express Yourself — N.W.A.
0:31 Bring The Noise — Public Enemy
0:36 It Takes Two — Rob Base & DJ EZ Rock
0:53 Push It — Salt-N-Pepa
1:07 Ice Ice Baby — Vanilla Ice
1:17 The Choice Is Yours — Black Sheep
1:26 Insane in the Brain — Cypress Hill
1:36 Let Me Clear My Throat — DJ Kool ft. Biz Markie & Doug E. Fresh
1:53 Party Up — DMX
2:02 Hot In Here — Nelly
2:17 In Da Club — 50 Cent
2:34 Hey Ya — Outkast
2:48 A Milli — Lil Wayne
2:54 All I Do Is Win — DJ Khaled ft. Ludacris, Rick Ross, T-Pain & Snoop Dogg
3:06 Teach Me How To Dougie — Cali Swag District
3:22 BMF — Rick Ross ft. Styles P
3:44 Just a Friend — Biz Markie
4:42 The Breaks — Kurtis Blow (again)

HISTORY OF RAP! Jimmy Falon and Justin Timberlake PART I

~ 596,342 You Tube hits Sep 30, 2010

Rapper’s Delight (Sugarhill Gang), Peter Piper (Run-DMC), Paul Revere (Beastie Boys), Award Tour (A Tribe Called Quest), Humpty Dance (Digital Underground), Nothin But A G Thing (Dr.Dre / Snoop Dogg), California Love (2Pac), Juicy (Notorious BIG), The Seed 2.0 (The Roots), My Name Is (Eminem), Work It (Missy Elliot), Crank That (Soulja Boy), Live Your Life (T.I / Rihanna), Gold Digger (Kanye West / Jamie Foxx), Empire State of Mind (Jay-Z / Alicia Keys), and Rappers Delight (Sugarhill Gang) (again)

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