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RBMA Presents: Culture Clash Miami

The Spot: October 24th Grand Central Miami FL 4 Insane Collectives, 4 Wild Rounds, 1 Champion. Miami... get ready for the ultimate sound system battle, hosted by YouTube sensation Pepe Billete, using his signature Miami witty one-liners to talk you through the biggest music competition of the year! The Contenders: Slow Roast Records Slow Roast Records was founded by the renowned DJ Craze and innovative legend producer Kill The Noise back in 2009. The collective includes two musicians living two very different life stories and known for their musical diversity and style. www.slowroastrecs.com

Basshead Music Basshead Music was founded by UK producer DJ A-Sides and Miami DJ/Label Owner/Promoter/Venue Owner Juan Basshead in 2001 and were one of the first collectives to introduce the States to Dubstep. They will bring the crazy bass and dance floor-fillers to the battle. http://bassheadmusic.com
Video streaming by Ustream Moombahton Massive Moombahton Massive mix up the competition with their reggaeton beats and house tunes; fuelled by the rhythm, good vibes and empanadas. They were created in 2010 by Nadastrom (Dave Nada and Matt Mordstrom) and DJ Sabo. http://moombahtonmassive.tumblr.com
Black Chiney/ Eccentrix Sound Black Chiney bring the Jamaican flavour to the party consisting of six Black Chinese Jamaicans; Supa Dups, Bobby Chin, Willy Chin, Walshy Killa, Special K & Brandon Lee. They are joining with Eccentrix Sound who bring their signature blend of dancehall, hip-hop and house. http://eccentrixsound.com
Breakdown of the Rounds: In true Jamaican sound clash style, each collective brings their own sound system and sets up on one of the four individual stages. Round One: Temperature’s Rising Each DJ Collective gets seven minutes to get the crowd hype! Round Two: The Selector Crews will be judged on their song selection and presentation. Round Three: Sleeping With The Enemy This round turns up the heat, with DJs playing their own interpretation of another collective’s signature sound. Round Four: The Decider The final round is the last chance for competitors to bring out their best tunes with dub plate specials and exclusive live performances, no ordinary records allowed! The winner will be crowned based on the amount of love they receive from the audience, judged by a decibel meter after the second, third and final round. The Red Bull Music Academy Culture Clash first started in London in 2010. The battle was created to celebrate sound system culture everywhere and in turn has influenced today’s hip-hop, dancehall and EDM. It promises to be a unique experience that unites genres and generations alike. Previous contestants include: Major Lazer, Soul II Soul, Trouble & Bass, SMOG and special guests Pusha T, George Clinton, 2 Chainz, DMX, Camíron, Johnny Osbourne and Usher. Get your tickets here! Check out photos from past events For more information on the RBMA click here

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Michelle Obama Interviews Barack Obama For First Episode Of New Podcast

Michelle Obama kicked off her podcast this week with a very special guest. The former first lady welcomed her husband, Barack Obama, for a lengthy discussion about their childhood, as it relates to race and class, experiences that shaped their “notion of community,” and more.

Barack tweeted a photo from the podcast on Thursday (July 29) with the caption,. “Michelle and I have spent a lot of time together these past few months. We’ve had a lot of good talks — and this one’s up there with the best.”

Michelle and I have spent a lot of time together these past few months. We’ve had a lot of good talks—and this one’s up there with the best. Take a listen to the very first episode of Michelle’s podcast: https://t.co/JEaVgT6GPC. pic.twitter.com/oRn1figrRK

— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) July 29, 2020

The podcast aims to give listeners deeper insight into Mrs. Obama's life. “I spent a lot of time thinking, talking with friends and family,” she explained of her life after the White House. “Really just being, if you know what I mean. I reflected back on my time in the White House of course, but I went even deeper. I looked back at the whole arc of my life.

“In this first season, you’ll be hearing me talk with some of the people I’m closest with — my mom…my brothers…friends..colleagues. And I wanted to start at the most basic level. In these episodes, we’ll be discussing the relationships that make us who we are. Sometimes that might be as personal as our relationship with ourselves or how we navigate our health and our bodies at various points in our lives,” said Mrs. Obama. “In other episodes we’ll be talking about what the challenges and the joys of being a parent or a spouse…the growth we gain from leaning on colleagues and mentors…the friends that help us sort through the toughest times.”

Click here to listen to the first episode of The Michelle Obama Podcast.

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YG Recalls Police Pulling Guns On His Children During Home Raid

YG has had his share of run-ins with police, but one incident was particularly harrowing for the Compton native. In an interview with The Morning Hustle, YG opened up about his home being raided and police pulling guns on his young daughters.

The incident occurred in January, a day after the  30-year-old rapper was briefly arrested for suspicion of robbery.  “They came through like four in the morning,” he recalled. “We asleep, the helicopter came around and all that..they bang the door in trying to get in the door, so I go downstairs, I open the door…boom! They drew [guns] on me. That’s normal, but my kids at the time [were] 4 years old and 6 [months old]. They were upstairs in the room with their mama.”

Cops went upstairs where his children were in the room with their mother. “They go up in the room and they got the big AK’s all up in my little kids’ faces [yelling] ‘Don’t move! I’m like ‘bro, what the f*ck is ya’ll doing? Ya’ll got me f*cked up! They doing this to my little kids…and these are little girls, you know what I’m saying?

“I’ve been through a lot of other stuff with the police but I’m from the streets though so it’s like I got a target on my back from that and I know that,” he continued. “When you from a certain area the police gon’ f*ck with you.”

YG added that he’s never been beaten by police, but at least two of his friends have been killed by cops. “It’s a lot of stuff that be going on with the police that don’t make the news, he said. “That activity [being targeted by police] became normal to us. [We’ve] dealt with that for a long time. It’s sad to say but when you’re Black, you feel like that’s what comes with being Black.”

The incident was the second time that police raided his home in the last year. In July 2019, authorities raided the residence in connection with a shooting investigation. YG was not involved in the investigation and was not home at the time.

Watch his full interview below.

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Naya Rivera Laid To Rest During Private Ceremony In Los Angeles

Glee star Naya Rivera was laid to rest during a private ceremony held at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Los Angeles last week, according to a death certificate obtained by PEOPLE on Thursday (July 30).

Rivera’s funeral date was July 24. Her cause of death is listed as an accidental drowning, and her date of death is July 13 -- five days after she went missing at Lake Piru in Ventura County, Calif.

The 33-year-old actress took her 4-year-old son, Josey, out for an afternoon on the lake on July 8. Mother and son were in the water when things went awry and Rivera lifted him back onto the boat.

Rivera drowned within minutes of being submerged in the lake, her death certificate states. Josey was found safely on the boat and was able to tell authorities what happened to his mother.

Days later, Rivera’s family broke their silence to thank those who recovered her body.

“We extend endless gratitude and ovation to the heroine who found her. Thank you to her fiends, colleagues, and fans for your continued support,” the family said. “Heaven gained our sassy angel. We kindly request that our privacy be respected during this very difficult time.”

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