Air Jordan Does It Again

Posted: 10th February 2016 by Admin in Air jordans
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Air Jordan, The Michael Jordan collection of shoes, is set to release their collectors edition shoes, at a price of six hundred dollars a pop. The Air Jordan brand has grown so

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large that people are willing to stand in line, sleep over night, and trample over one another to get a pair of the shoes. Michael Jordan has never really spoke to much about the ordeal that goes around his sneakers. Stephan Maubury has called Jordan out on his Air Jordan shoes, saying ” Jordan is exploiting in foreign countries for maximum profit.” The Air Jordan brand is just as big as Apple now. Many people have grown more in love with Michael Jordan, and his shoes after his retirement then when he played if you ask me.

The question is how does an athlete like Michael Jordan grow in stature like the Grateful Dead ? What is the marketing team at the Nike Corporation, and The Air Jordan’s front office doing that has made this brand iconic. The Air Jordan brand is one of the most recognizable brands in the world inside entertainment and sports. Michael Jordan has seemed to released a new shoe every six to eight months so it seems. By doing this it seems to keep the fans chasing the brand with each new releases.

Nike has managed to push the price through the roof with this new collectors edition release. But, why is a six hundred dollar price tag for a pair of sneakers got folks sleeping on floors and standing in lines ? Has Jordan’s Brand grown so large that people will pay any price for the shoe ?

This is a question that we need to answer …….

 

 

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The Oscars have been catching hell about being Snow White. Many African American celebrities from Jada Pinkett Smith to Spike have expressed their discontent about the all white awards show. The Academy seems to only give awards out to predominantly white actors.  The Oscars is Snow White. The award show is not really geared toward African American Actors. images

What concerns me most, is why are these multimillionaire actors and actresses begging for a handout at the table of the master.  You would think that folks like Jada, Will, Spike, Monique, and others would create their own awards show, and stop begging all the dam time. The Oscars have been geared toward white folks in Hollywood for years. African Americans should learn to create and build their own situation. Many movies like Creed, Straight Outta Compton, and Beast of a Nation where some stellar movies that had some great acting in it but no awards were given for these movies.

You would think by now, that most of the African American Actors and Actresses, would know that Hollywood only sees black folks in one color and that’s “Black.” Most of the movies that Hollywood usually endorses from black folks are hood movies, black silly ass relationship flicks, and drug dealing related cinema. It should come as no surprise, that the Oscars are not giving out awards to black actors and actresses. When you don’t control the media your given form the magazines, radio, newspapers, and television shows you will be given what you get. Silly ass negroes need to stop begging and create their own industries. Dr. Claud Anderson has been preaching for the past twenty five years about black folks creating their own. The Oscars will always remain Snow White even after applying a new board into the mix. I think the most important thing that these guys need to concern themselves with is creating a great product that the people will love.

 

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I’m sure many of you heard about Blac Youngsta being stopped outside of a Wells Fargo Bank. Youngsta, reportedly went to the bank to withdraw two hundred thousand dollars in cash. After he stepped out the bank, the Police were immediately waiting on him to see where the money came from and if it was his. Young rapper and with his money Blac quickly told authorities and bank officials that “he was a millionaire who also had a rap career under Cash Money artist Yo Gotti.” Many people would ask why would a dude take two hundred thousand dollars out the bank. Blac Youngsta replied, “I was going to buy me a car.” “And all my life I wanted to walk into a dealership, and just throw the money on the table and buy what I wanted cash.”

This brings me to my next question, what is it about money, and a lack of education, that has folks in the music industry not making intelligent decisions ? Why did this guy feel as though he needed to floss with two hundred, or seventy thousand dollars in cash ? Has the hip hop community created a culture of vultures that think its safe to eat is young ? Every action has a reaction, and if Blac Youngsta got his game from Gotti, then some other young ass clown is getting his game from Blac Youngsta.

How do you educate and uneducated rap artist who has never had shit ? And how to go about teaching them how to have some shit and be wise with their money !! Most rappers come straight out the hood or low income environments. When you see a guy like Black Youngsta walking around with all that money he is only making himself a target. The worst thing you can do is be on tv and show the world you carry large sums of cash on you.

I think it is a real travesty to watch the ignorance play out in the music industry. Most artist at the end of their careers end up broke dead or in jail.

 

please leave comments I would love to know what you think

 

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Music Business Contracts are the ugly side of the music business. Many of you by now have seen the movie Straight Outta

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Compton I’m sure. In the movie, Ice Cube made several references to wanting to see his contract with Ruthless Records. Later after Cube Left, Dr. Dre started to asking about his contract dealings with Jerry Heller and Eazy E. Finally, at the end of the movie, Eazy E goes in on Jerry Heller about his contract and mismanaged funds with the company.

Music Business Contracts are what determines what you get paid. If you don’t pay attention to the money, you will get raped by the company you work for. Music Business Contracts are ugly, and have been ugly since the inception of the music business. Most African American artist in the music business are getting raped and don’t even know it. Many artist don’t get the proper amount of royalties for their songs and that money goes right back into the pockets of the companies owner or owners.

Lil Wayne and Baby have fallen out over a contract that lil Wayne was given as a young teenage boy. Many artist from American Idol, complained about what Simon Cowell gave them in their music business contract. If you are an artist, or business man of any kind, get you a good attorney, and watch out for the ugly side of Music Business contracts or any contract for that matter.

 

 

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The Fantastic Four is not one of the best Marvel comic movies that I have seen from the Marvel series. I really think they could

 

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Fantastic Four #358, art by Paul Ryan, © Marvel Characters, Inc. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

of expound on the story line more. I think that Fantastic Four was once one of the great stories from Marvel, but they have so many stories that they have let some of them slack. I be waiting on movies like Batman vs. Superman instead of soft spoken films like this.

 

 

 

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Dr. Dre is still the king of the beats after fifteen years of doing music. Dre Day was a found memory of one of his earlier projects, but today Dr. Dre released his first new album “Compton” after fifteen years with no previous solo works. Many comptonpeople were begging for the Detox album which was never released. According to Dr. Dre, On his Beats 1 radio show ‘The Pharmacy’ he revealed that Detox was no more. He did not feel he did a good enough job and did not want to disappoint fans,”which is not shocking to those that have worked with Dre detailing how much of a perfectionist he is.

Dr. Dre has been known to creep up on you when you least expect it, and hit you wit some dope shit. The play list looks heavy wit some of your usual suspects like Ice Cube, Snoop, and Eminem. But, Dre has managed to put some new folks in the mix, like Marsha Ambrosius and Kendrick Lamar just to name a few. The movie Straight Out of Compton is set to be released August 14. This new sound track which looks tight should go hand and hand with the movie.

01 Intro
02 Talk About It [ft. King Mez & Justus]
03 Genocide [ft. Kendrick Lamar, Marsha Ambrosius & Candice Pillay]
04 It’s All on Me [ft. Justus & BJ the Chicago Kid]
05 All in a Day’s Work [ft. Anderson Paak & Marsha Ambrosius]
06 Darkside/Gone [ft. King Mez, Marsha Ambrosius & Kendrick Lamar]
07 Loose Cannons [ft. Xzibit & COLD 187um]
08 Issues [ft. Ice Cube & Anderson Paak]
09 Deep Water [ft. Kendrick Lamar & Justus]
10 One Shot One Kill [ft. Snoop Dogg]
11 Just Another Day [ft. Asia Bryant]
12 For the Love of Money [ft. Jill Scott & Jon Connor]
13 Satisfaction [ft. Snoop Dogg, Marsha Ambrosius & King Mez]
14 Animals [ft. Anderson Paak]
15 Medicine Mane [ft. Eminem, Candice Pillay & Anderson Paak]
16 Talking to My Diary

I think this may just be a banger, and finally you can talk music at the dinner table.  –

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The issue of blacks and gay rights have been taboo for quite some time in the black community. The new tv show Empire, created by Lee Daniels, is pushing the envelope on the gay rights issue on prime time tv every Wednesday night on Fox. On the

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English: Lee Daniels at the Vanity Fair celebration for the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

hit show Empire Terrance Howard the father of a gay son is in an embroiled battle with his son about his sexuality. The black community has a love and hate relationship with the LGBT community. Many people in the black community including myself, has someone, or knows someone, who is gay inside their family, but may not be a lover of gay rights or homosexual behavior.

On the News One radio show On Wednesday, Roland Martin, host of “News One,” Cleo Manago, Kelly Carter, entertainment reporter for BuzzFeed  and “Auba Tommy” Bennett discussed how Fox’s new hit show addresses LGBT issues and some of the images that the show is promoting.

Cleo Manago told Martin on Wednesday that ” he does not think the show “gives enough context regarding what’s happening in the Black community” as it relates to homosexuality and gays. He added, African Americans are the last demographic in this country to talk about same-sex relationships in “direct ways.”

The tv show Empire is doing everything to bridge the gap between the black community and the LGBT community.

 

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Many of you have heard by now that 50 cent filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy. Is 50cent really broke ? Hell no, he is using a  strategic business move to delay paying his creditors. This comes after a court awarded Tia Kemp five million dollars for a leaked sex tape that 50 cent put out online. Is 50 cent really broke ? I am sure he is so far from broke you are just crying in your sleep. A Chapter 11 Bankruptcy is defined as follows, a debtor usually proposes a plan of reorganization to keep its business alive and pay creditors over time. People in business or individuals can also seek relief in chapter 11.

 

So, the game plan here is to delay paying his creditors, and to delay paying Tia Kemp the five million dollars. As time goes on, Tia may seek to get a smaller sum of money in order to get paid  sooner. 50 is not really broke he is just reorganizing his business. Many people in the African American community don’t really understand how the game of the rich is played so they talk shit, and hate when they don’t know how to play the real life game of monopoly. 50 is a smart dude so don’t count him out he just playing and having fun all day long.

 

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The show Empire has been nothing but stellar. Cookie Lyons played by (Taraij P. Henson) has beenimages (7)

the Bitch we all wanted her to be and then some. The series called Empire” has left millions on the edge of their seats every Wednesday night. Cookie Lyons the ex-wife of Lucious Lyons has shown that she is a boss in her own right.

Empire has taken a hideous from the television. But, the Empire tv show season two, should be back with a vengeance this fall with new guest host, and the same old crazy ass cast members. The show Empire showed black folks in a strange light with all there good and bad traits. Empire tv season two, I am sure will show a wide range of strange characters as well. Lucious, as we all know was betrayed by Cookie and other family members. Lucious is in jail now. But, I have a feeling he is going to come back with some firer that is going to make the devil scared of him.

I look forward to seeing this new season that is fast approaching…..

 

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As many of you may know, the Rapper Rick Ross, was arrested on kidnapping and assault charges. Rick Ross posted bail to get

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out of jail, but used a number of tactics to get out of jail and not be a flight risk.

What I found very interesting, was that Rick Ross the rapper, who is suppose to be a multi millionaire, didn’t have two million dollars liquid cash available to bail himself out of jail without going through loop holes of getting equity out of the Evander Holyfield home, 500k cash, and a loan I think to the bond holder.

The music industry is a lie. There are more cats, who claim to be rich aka wealthy they are not as wealthy as they look. If you start looking at these cats when a crisis arouses you can really begin to understand why someone like Rick Ross, or Rhianna are making bad financial decisions, and or being beat out of their money by accounts and lawyers etc. Many folks feel like the music industry is dead. Many artist are not making any real money, so they are squeezing their artist out of their royalties or assets.

Rick Ross may or may not have real wealth, but according to my mentor AV Hodges there are two kinds of millionaires those that are liquid millionaires, and those that have to go through assets (house, cars, real estate) to get their money.

Rhianna, according to what I heard what the song “Bitch Better have my Money” is about the accountant who stole some of her money.

I posed this question on Facebook and got a fury of comments……

 

Jennifer Miller  I know someone who’s a financial advisor who’s worked with blacks in entertainment and sports and he says that there are so many folks around these young people giving them poor guidance – even those who SHOULD be mentors who one might think is trustworthy.. an accountant or tax preparer for example.. they prey on blacks in these positions. Whites aren’t nearly as susceptible to this type of manipulation. On the other hand it’s a cultural thing too.. so we actively participate in our own demise as well by glorifying things like “balling out” and “making it rain” etc..

Ja War It’s not that surprising as many millionaires tend to have their reported wealth in assets as opposed to cash as an asset.

The thinking is that you probably will not need large sums of cash at any one time, so it makes sense to invest the money where
you may realize a return and should you need the cash as in the original example given you could get it out of one or more of your non cash assets. This brings us to a question … how much (what percentage) of your overall net worth should you have in cash?

Jamal Shabazz Hooks Would you give the state of Georgia 2 million cash for a bond and only get a percentage back when u hsve property along with other assets that equal such that cannot be takrn away or forfeited? Think about it. 2 millipn cash for the state?

Dion Boose  CoolWater Coolwater Alexander Yea I don’t think there is that much money in hip hop music these days… If they aren’t touring than their well is dry.

Karen Realsuccessmom Lee  Its always good to have someone very trustworthy in your camp. It would be nice to have Jay Z and some of the other people open up a training school to teach. Promotion production money management, all the tools they need to become successful and stay successful. Reach one teach one

Lisa Rowe-Briel Only a handful of artists/entertainers are financially and fiscally responsible, most don’t think long-term, and have no concept of investments, accounting, insurance, etc., due to not being taught when they were young, nor bothered to learn as adults. Liquidity is a must, as well as, making better choices in life. In this day and age, people automatically see Color before Character, and the worst part of it all, is that Living Lavish without Financial Knowledge, only leads to ruin!!!

Wallace Taylor I think we have got this confused, this is not just rappers, this is the music industry in general. No one is buying records anymore

Deborah Champagne If you remember, Kandi Burrus, said on RHWOA that some artist lie about their wealth and status. Even the jewelry isn’t real.

 

I hope you begin to look at this for what it really is worth and start having table top conversations about wealth with your family and friends.

 

 

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