Monthly Archives: March 2014

Technology: Security drones patrolling cities in the near future

If you ever read the book 1984 that coined the phrase “big brother is watching” you would agree that what we could only imagine decades ago is now becoming a reality. Not focusing on the book’s communistic concept but the idea of this kind of technology being used in general civilian area’s for protection is awesome. Cyber Security is a hot topic and drones assisting with physical security within our cities does not sound like a bad thing. Even in Tom Cruse’s recent film Oblivion they depicted drones securing the parameter and making sure that all areas of the planet were secure. The bottom line is this, what we used to see in sci-fi movies like Star Track, StarGate, Star Wars etc. could be reality in the near future.

ART | April 6th In Charlotte, NC Visit Stephanie Goldman’s Eccentric Gallery

Stephanie Goldman is an artist located in Charlotte, NC and owner of the Eccentric Gallery. She creates original canvas paintings and has planned a new exhibit on Sunday April 6th. The Exhibit will be held at 1506 Central Ave, from 5-7 PM. I had the opportunity to pre-view some of her work and it is really good. Price point starts at $250 for large original canvas paintings. There will be spoken word, dessert bar, book signing and poetry readings. She has billed this as an art show to uplift and encourage black men. If your an art fan this gallery is a good place to view original works created in the QC.

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Bboying | Bboy junior Official New Trailer 2014

‘Bboy junior, real name Bosila Banya, was born in Zaire, central Africa. As a child, he always was on his hands performing tricks to impress friends and family. He moved to france at around the age of 5 and in 1997 saw a tv show about breakdancing that made him realize that was what he wanted to do. Even though Bboy Junior’s leg has polio, he pursued breakdance with dedication and was mentored by Jeff and Rudy. In 2001, he then joined the wanted posse crew that soon gained popularity around the world.

He has since then won many battles and is said by many newbies to be the best breakdancer in the world. On the contrary other bboys say he’s just too repetive or hate on the fact that his legs are lighter than normal making it easier for him.’

Burn Battle School 2014 Judges Showcase feat. Xisco, Junior & Kujo

MCing |New Music Wu-Tang Clan “Keep Watch”

Check out the first release from WU-TANG’S A Better Tomorrow LP. The record is featuring Method Man, Inspectah Deck, Cappadonna and GZA. They are unquestionably among the best MC’s in the game and this record is an instant classic.

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R & B | History of R & B

In line with Chello Holiday’s R & B release next week, we thought it might be a good idea to start including R & B in the Biltmore Records blog. The blog originally being a Hip-Hop blog continues to expand with new content and topics. A lot of the content has been contributed by an original B-girl who insists on anniminitty for whatever reason. In any event I asked the question yesterday is classic R & B a part of Hip-Hop? For once Google did not have the answer. I know the answer is technically no, however I will say that R & B was the Hip-Hop of its time, as was Jazz and Blues.

R & B Music has been around since the late 1930’s and the term Rhythm and Blues, R&B, was first introduced into the American lexicon in the 1940’s and also presented by Billboard magazine that same year. R&B is an African-American urban sound that evolved from blues and jazz. At that time it was described as rocking and jazz based with a heavy and insistent beat. In the 1950’s it merged with Rock & Roll, in the seventies was a part of Disco and later combined with Hip-Hop in the mid-eighties. Check out this list of the top 10 R & B Jams of all time. I don’t know how accurate it is but definitely some of my favorites. I know cause I listen to Old CD’s.

http://randb.about.com/od/rb12/a/Rhythm_Blues.htm

http://genresmusic.com/history-of-rb.html