D Original: Interview With dream hampton

Posted in Blogroll on January 30th, 2009 by Michael Tillery

Brothas let me just say that dream’s voice is oh so sexy. She has one of those cool, late night, sultry DJ voices flowing to the chill sounds of a summer wave crashing whisper in a Coltrane not yet frantic breeze.

But this is not about that…

dream is way more than an appetizing and objectifying sound bite. She’s a woman’s woman with a conscience of empowerment who is committed to the cause of eliminating any and every social injustice that has continued to mire those unfortunate in a quagmire of astounding misery. dream is matter of fact knowledge and peace disposition who sings to the beat of a soul enriched by those who fell down inside the gun smoke.

This sentiment has translated to a rap game blessed to have her pen as its camera. Access is yes, a good thing. Access gets the real flick, not the popular one. You know, the one that everyone gets six months too late thus prohibiting the advancement of thought.

No sir.

dream is the advance copy who understands the culture she nods her head to. Eyes closed but open enough just to get the peek we seek without burning the relationship bridges that mean more to her personally than journalism.

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Notes from TNT’s Coverage of the NBA – Thursday, January 29, 2009

Posted in Blogroll on January 30th, 2009 by Michael Tillery

(AP Photo/John Raoux)

TNT’s NBA coverage continues Thursday, Feb. 5 at 8 p.m. ET with an exclusive doubleheader featuring the Los Angeles Lakers @ Boston Celtics followed by the Dallas Mavericks @ Utah Jazz.

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Guy Torry Comes To Helium Comedy Club In Philly Jan. 30th and 31st

Posted in Blogroll on January 30th, 2009 by Michael Tillery

I know we have some Philly readers so if you aren’t doing anything tonight come see my boy Guy Torry for that get away from the work week laugh I know you all need. Guy will be cracking jokes on everyone and ya momma at Helium Comedy Club, 2031 Sansom Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19103. As you probably are aware of, he’s also an actor and one of the deepest brothas I know but it ain’t about that this weekend. I want to fall out of my chair tonight in front of everybody. I don’t care if I break every bone in my body, I’ll still be laughing in that full body cast thing checking out all the nurses and getting smacked by my sister…who is a nurse as well. Guy is also appearing tomorrow January 31st. Philly, represent!

Just to refresh your mind, check out these clips:

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Friday Fire: Who Wins the Super Bowl and What’s the Score?

Posted in Blogroll on January 30th, 2009 by Michael Tillery

It’s been a busy week. My apologies for posting the bare minimum. I really worked hard on transcribing interviews, providing links within a very compelling interview to be posted later and securing other interviews I hope you will enjoy. Of course this gets me more exposure, but trust that I do it for you as well. Anyone you want to see next on TSF, hit me up here. Now to the game…

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Notes from TNT NBA Tip-off – Thursday, January 29, 2009: All Star Reserves Announced

Posted in Blogroll on January 30th, 2009 by Michael Tillery

TNT NBA Tip-off presented by AutoTrader.com

Ernie Johnson, Kenny Smith, Chris Webber and Gary Payton

I’ll have the notes from the game up when I get a chance. Congratulations Jameer! I just heard a roar from Chester.

TNT exclusively announced the 2009 NBA All-Star Reserves. TNT will air the NBA All-Star Game on Sunday, February 15.

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