A hip hop love song is like any other song out there. The only difference is that the song is rapped and not sung. Love songs have provided a great resource for the rap genre. one of the most memorable love rap songs for me is the song by the rapper LL. Cool J. called I need Love. that song was a smash hit when it came out and it remains many years later a classic rap love song. There are other rap love songs as well that are very popular. Snoop Dogg has a song called beautiful which was a number one Billboard charts hit song.
The fact that songs of love are a part of rap music is what makes hip hop so fantastic. It shows the versatility of a genre on music that many discounted in its inception as being a fad that would not last long. There are a bunch of different types of hip-hop music such as gangster, love, conscience, club, house, chopped and screwed. to name a few. You would think with that many sub genres of hip hop that the hip hop would swallow up the love songs and lose them in its belly, but no. The love raps have been able to not only survive but thrive in rap for almost half a century. I think it mainly goes back to fact that most of the people who produce and perform rap music are men and the bulk of the people who purchase the music are women. this fact makes it easy to see why hip hop love is alive and well.
Another Turkish idiom the ruling Turkish government won’t like.
Do you remember the ‘Ali Dibo’ idiom we spoke about a couple of weeks ago?
Well, we found another similar one yesterday — with its origin story intact — in the Editor’s Opinion column of the Turkish newspaper, Gzc (The Sentinel). and, just like the ‘Ali Dibo’ idiom, the ruling Turkish government won’t like this one either. Dağ fare doğurdu. The mountain gave birth to a mouse.
We try to read Gzc Editor Rahmi Turan’s column every day, not because we always agree with what he says, but because he gives expression to a particular Turkish political philosophy (which is both secular and nationalistic) that needs to be understood — in opposition to the religious-right philosophy, which has so thoroughly dominated Turkish politics since 2003.
Rahmi Bey is not one to be overawed by the ‘powers that be’. and his column yesterday (which we loosely paraphrase below) is a case in point.
Dağın fare doğurması (Mouse born of a mountain)
So where is (Turkish) Prime Minister Erdoğan? Where is that man who so publicly roared at the PKK terrorists, They’ve pushed our patience beyond the limit Tomorrow, we’ll show them. big time and they’ll get what they deserve
But, he’s done nothing after that, and everyone is disappointed — and mutter about him in private, ‘Dağ fare doğurdu‘; ‘The mountain gave birth to a mouse’.
In the interest of my bewildered younger readers, let me explain what that Turkish idiom means.
Almost 3,000 years ago, the famous storyteller Aesop lived in the Aegean region. One of his fables goes:
A very deep and frightening sound began emanating from Mount Ida (the birthplace of Zeus). the earth commenced to tremble and shake — and huge boulders flew off the mountain top into the sky. it seemed as if the mountain was about to give birth.
The population was terrified and ran for shelter — trembling in fear.
The sky blackened and the thunderous sound from the sacred mountain became even worse. Finally, an earthquake more violent than any ever-before it, set everything in motion — and in one terrifying moment, the mountain’s peak split wide open
The people all got down on their knees and began to pray. some fainted from fear. others couldn’t take their eyes off the mountain — wondering how this terror would end.
Suddenly the roaring, the shaking, and the shocks just stopped. the whole Aegean region went silent.
Then, slowly, and with hardly a whisper of sound. out of the huge cleft in the mountain peak there slowly emerged. a tiny little mouse.
Aesop’s Moral to the story, says Rahmi Bey, is this:
Behind many an impressive or ‘manly’ display, there is often very little substance. just like our politicians. who promise big things and who bellow and roar — but who don’t actually get the job done. and in the end. a mountain gives birth to a mouse
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Emirates Airline is set to become the first airline in the world to serve a U.S. city with a twice-daily Airbus A380 service.
Having been the first airline to offer an Airbus A380 service to the U.S., Emirates operating daily flights to new York JFK with the superjumbo from August 2008, the Dubai-based carrier will replace a Boeing 777-300ER with an A380 on its other daily Dubai-JFK flight from January 1, 2013.
Replacement of the Boeing 777-300ER on the service with the A3800 will mean Emirates offering almost 1,000 additional seats in both directions every week.
“Emirates is experiencing very high demand for its new York flights and the start of twice-daily A380 service to JFK will enable us to offer more choice for our customers to benefit from the Emirates A380 experience,” says Thierry Antinori, Emirates’ executive vice president of passenger sales worldwide.
“Given the popularity of this giant aircraft, known for its quietness, spaciousness and award-winning onboard product, we are confident that this news will be well-received by our customers traveling to 17 destinations in the Middle East, 21 African destinations including major hubs in East Africa, 20 destinations in the far East and Australasia and 10 destinations in India,” adds Antinori.
“We have continued to invest in our services by increasing our capacity to build on the resurgent demand for air travel within the United States and we are seeing this strategy pay dividends,” continues Antinori. “Further investment in our [Dubai International Airport] hub, with the opening of the world’s first dedicated A380 concourse – C3 – will coincide with the second JFK A380 service.”
On two decks, each Emirates A380 provides 399 seats in Economy Class, 76 flat-bed seats in Business Class and 14 First Class Private Suites – next to two onboard shower spas.
Available to all premium-class passengers on the upper deck is an onboard lounge, offering space to unwind, enjoy a drink and relax on one of the sofas, while taking in the view from one of three on-board cameras on a 42-inch LCD screen.
Amongst its 175 aircraft in operation, Emirates has the world’s largest fleet of A380s, with 21 now in service.
The carrier’s A380s currently serve Auckland, Bangkok, Beijing, Hong Kong, Jeddah, Johannesburg, Kuala Lumpur, London Heathrow, Manchester, Munich, new York JFK, Paris, Rome, Seoul, Shanghai, Sydney and Toronto. Tokyo, Amsterdam and Moscow will join the A380 network in July, August and December respectively.
Emirates already operates three-times daily A380 round-trips between Dubai and London Heathrow Airport.
Customers traveling to and from the United States can make use of Emirates’ codeshare partnerships with JetBlue Airways, American Airlines, Virgin America and Alaska Airlines. Passengers connecting with these airlines to or from Emirates’ U.S. flights receive several amenities, including one-stop check in and checked-through baggage.
From January 1, flight EK203 will be operated by an A380 departing Dubai International Airport (DXB) at 2:00 a.m., arriving at New York JFK at 7:20 a.m. the same day, local time. in the other direction, EK204 leaves JFK at 10:40 a.m., landing at DXB at 8:10 a.m. the following day., local time.
So far in 2012, Emirates has added two new U.S. gateways, Dallas/Fort Worth and Seattle. Flights to Washington Dulles International Airport will start on September 12.
Emirates’ network currently encompasses 124 cities globally. already this year, the airline has begun service to Dublin, Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires, Dallas/Fort Worth, Seattle, Lusaka, Harare, Ho Chi Minh City and Barcelona.
Flights to Lisbon and Erbil, Iraq (the latter already served from Dubai by low-cost carrier flydubai) will start on July 9 and August 12 respectively, while flights to Adelaide (November 1) and Lyon (December 5) will also join Emirates’ network this year.
Additionally, Warsaw will become a new Emirates destination in 2013, with service beginning on February 6.
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On Thursday night’s edition of The Rachel Maddow Show, host Rachel Maddow gave viewers a little taste of what they could expect to watch all freaking day on cable news today, the near-universal (if the Universe were confined to the United States) revulsion at the fact that the US Olympic team’s opening ceremony outfits were made in China. Rachel calls this moment of unity the “best new thing In the World Today,” but frankly, it just annoys me.
Is there a certain Kum Ba Yah novelty to an issue that unites Rachel Maddow with Fox and Friends, Democratic Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid with Republican Speaker of the House John Boehner? Sure, but this is such a fish-in-a-barrel issue that I’m having trouble getting worked up about it. That the US Olympic Committee should have ensured that the uniforms were made in America is a no-brainer. I’d much rather we all agree that people shouldn’t get sick and die because they don’t have insurance, no matter the cost, or that an American’s right to vote is worthy of extraordinary protection, and that those who seek to interfere with it should have to meet an extraordinary burden.
But I get it, there’s always something more important we could all agree on. I’m sure conservatives wish we could all agree on universal handgun ownership, or compulsory abstinence education (or is that absence from education?). My biggest gripe with this brouhaha is that the outrage is entirely misplaced.
Yes, the uniforms should have been made in the USA, but the real outrage here is that our world class Olympic athletes are being asked to represent their country dressed like rejects from the Doctor Evil page program. Are they trying to win medals, or delivering interoffice mail in an underground lair? Wherever the uniforms get made, can’t we all agree that they should also look American? it doesn’t have to be Levis and a cowboy hat, but they shouldn’t look like they’re on the way to a job interview at Blofeld/Goldfinger, LLC.
If you just have to put them in suits, think of the intimidation factor, and dress them all like the cast of Reservoir Dogs. with flag pins. When the other athletes see these uniforms, all it’s going to make then want to do is stuff our team into a locker at Hogwarts.
Finally, and most importantly, I get that it’s mid-July, and 24 hours is a lot of time to fill, but do we really have to hear about this all…freaking…day? It’s not like the uniforms were made in China by Mitt Romney. Isn’t there a shark attacking a bear somewhere?
Here’s the clip, from the Rachel Maddow Show:
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the guys in 1D must be getting really tired of each other, because this isn’t the first time they’ve tried to add a sixth member—Niall Horan really wanted Ed Sheeran to join the band. But as it turns out, James Corden doesn’t want to just be the sixth member—he wants to replace Zayn Malik!
He responded to Louis Tomlinson’s offer by writing, “Im in. Zayns out. X.”
Poor Zayn! James must have decided to kick him out because he’s so shy and quiet—he’d probably just sadly tuck his tail between his legs and walk away if he got kicked out of One Direction to make room for a new band member. It’s not hard to see why James doesn’t just want to be the sixth member of the band, however—it doesn’t look like things turned out too well for Kevin the Pigeon.
But all wouldn’t be lost for Zayn Malik – if James Corden took his place, then perhaps Zayn could fill in for him by hosting the BRIT Awards and starring in the Broadway play One Man, two Guvnors User Coments:Terrrrrrance ∞.: RT @: Liam James Payne and National Kissing Day are trending. Coincidence? I think not. Liam, kiss me.
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These scaly public restrooms in New Zealand look like giant sea monsters, but their form actually follows function, as the shape of the tail promotes natural ventilation. When commissioned to design a couple of public toilets for Synergy Plaza in Wellington’s Kumutoto Precinct, Studio Pacific sought to create iconic, sculptural structures that pay homage to the region’s maritime history. also, given their grand and irregular form, they are easy for pedestrians to spot throughout the waterfront.
Wellington has had its fair share of earthquakes, so it was equally important to ensure that the toilets are structurally sound as it was to guarantee their cleanliness and security. Constructed with a concrete base (that might justifiably seem to many a waste of materials) and clad with a system of red-brick metal scales or rain screens, these toilets are definitely stout.
There is one toilet in the belly of each monster, although the second toilet also has a cleaning facility that is carefully maintained. and the peep holes at the tail-end of the toilets? those are there to promote natural ventilation. Honestly, this isn’t the greenest project we have featured on Inhabitat, and we know that, but we definitely have to give the designers kudos for originality!
HollywoodNews.com: The Jonas Brothers have been working hard lately, and with Joe Jonas embarking on some solo work, fans were left wondering what might happen to the brothers.
But not to worry, Kevin, Joe and Nick Jonas are all working together on some new stuff, states Just Jared. “As far as the next Jonas Brothers album, I think we’re working right now on what that’s going to sound like,” Nick said about how they are making sure to get things right.
But for now, the brothers are hoping to release the new music in 2011, but they aren’t yet putting themselves on a timeline, so fans will have to stay tuned.
Will you check out the Jonas Brothers’ next album?
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Katy Perry The singer's new single was written to close the chapter of Perry's current music.
Katy Perry is ready to leave her Teenage Dreams album behind and thinks new single Wide Awake is the perfect end to her campaign.
The singer say she wrote the song purposely with the intention of using it to close the chapter on the album, and it is used in the closing credits of her concert film Part of Me.
She told MTV, “I love this song so much. It was a song that I hadn’t written for Teenage Dream. I was doing this movie and they asked me if I wanted to write an end-title song for the movie and I was like, ‘I know exactly what I want to say’. “I was really kind of dying to write another song at that point. I didn’t want to wait until I did a whole new record, and it’s kind of the perfect last word of me at this moment.”
The music video to accompany the single will be premiered on 19th June, while the single itself will be out on 2nd July.
Part of Me is released in cinemas on the 5th July.
For Dad Week on the Woot blog, we salute that warm, reassuring presence that saw us through the travails of childhood: television. for my generation of American males, so much of our conception of fatherhood comes from sitcoms, it’s amazing we can raise our kids without a laugh track. can you identify these eight tele-Dads? True trivia show-offs can name the shows, the characters, and the actors who played them…
Answers are here. Please post your guesses, speculations, or arguments below! but know this: the Trivial Eye is presented for public amusement and no prizes are offered other than that familiar feeling of aggravation that so much of your mind is occupied by useless trivia.
Often when you spot attractive women whether in a bar or out during the day there’s a good chance she’ll be with friends. now at this point about 50% of guys give up and walk away when they spot her friends due to their own limiting beliefs.
The key here is to understand that men rarely approach women with friends, for the reason that guys think it’s too difficult to approach them and get some success from it.
So lets get started on learning how to approach women when surrounded by her friends. the first step is to have your conversation starter memorized and ready to go when you approach the group of girls.
3 steps to approaching women when with their friends
1.Walk over casually and ask a question (memorized) that evokes a positive response, keep the conversation light and interesting and on girl-only topics like fashion, gossip, celebrities and human social drama.
2.be relaxed. Look and feel relaxed. if you look comfortable then they will become comfortable, if there’s a seat nearby try to get them to sit down with you.
3.Close the deal. When getting your girls digits you should invite them both to the party/bar or event where you suggested to your girl, this way the other girl wont feel uncomfortable not being invited.
Approaching groups of women is far easier than approaching lone wolfs or girls by themselves, for one they will appreciate it more as they KNOW its difficult for a guy to approach in the first place so they’ll appreciate the effort you made to approach them.
Girls in groups are also more open to conversation, for example you may approach a girl by herself and you either get a good response or a bad response she may not even answer your question, however if approach a group of girls one girl may feel this way but the other girl may not and may be more responsive.
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