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Saturday, October 31, 2009

the Stoop: Jay-Z Responds to Beenie Sigel's Diss Track and Interview

Jay-Z answers Beanie Sigel from la rue du hiphop on Vimeo.

Video provided courtsey of La Rue Du HipHop

This is an exclusive post from our Music Editor Dayne Dash
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the STOOP: *** EXCLUSIVE**** Beanie Sigel Diss Track and the Full Interview ***EXCLUSIVE***

We Got the ****Exclusive**** First listen to the Beanie Sigel - "Average Cat". It's a emotional track from the infamous Beanie Sigel about his tenure with Rocafella Records. 

Then listen to the eye popping interview conducted by Charlamagne Tha God. Listen and tell us what you think

This is an exclusive post from our Music Editor Dayne Dash
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the Picture House: Cee Nicole's Top Ten Scariest Movies

Cee Nicole banged out a list of horror flicks that make me want to turn off my monitor. The Birds was a flick that has everyone scared of them damn crows LOL


List provided by: Cee Nicole
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the PICTURE HOUSE: Ran's Top 10 Scariest Movies

Here is a list that will rival anyone's top 10 most scariest films no perspective order:

The Amityville Horror (1977 version)
The Shining
Children of the Corn
The Hills Have Eyes
The Exorcist
The Omen
Masters of Horrors - The Burn
Nightmare on Elm Street Part 1
Texas Chainsaw Massacre (Original Version)

Now that's a list right there

List provided by: Ran
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the PICTURE HOUSE: Autty's Scariest Movies

Here is Autty's Top Ten Scariest Movies in no prespective order. Wow she has a great list of scary movies. I'm getting nervous just reading it lol  - Ran

Invasion of the Body Snatchers
Rosemary's Baby
The Brood
The Shining
Salem's Lot
Texas Chainsaw
Amityville Horror

List Provided by: Autty
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Blurb written by: Ran
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the Stadium: NBA Scores from 10/30/02009

Milwaukee 86
Philadelphia 99

New York 100
Charlotte 102
Final 2OT

Washington 89
Atlanta 100

Toronto 107
Memphis 115

Miami 96
Indiana 83

Sacramento 92
New Orleans 97

Chicago 90
Boston 118

Orlando 95
New Jersey 85

Cleveland 104
Minnesota 87

Oklahoma City 91
Detroit 83

LA Clippers 98
Utah 111

Golden State 101
Phoenix 123

Dallas 94
LA Lakers 80

OURBLOC.com: Quote of the Day

"As I look down the tunnel...I don't see the end, but in the midst of the unknown I don't sense any fear from within" Jouran Crosby

Friday, October 30, 2009

the PICTURE HOUSE: Michael Jackson's "This Is It" Movie Review

I started dancing at the age of 7 and Michael Jackson has played a huge part of fueling my passion. On Wednesday October 28th, Michael Jackson’s “This Is It”, was released. The film is a montage of never before seen footage from his tour, and I was lucky to be able to catch it on opening day. This is one of the best musical documentaries that I have ever seen!

In the film, Michael is so humble, caring, and even comical. It was awesome to see Michael speak to the dancers and musicians he was working with in a calm and kind tone. Throughout the film he kept saying “We’re family” and meant it unlike most artist who just bark orders. Michael actually treated his crew as true members of the family.

The performances were phenomenal and his vocals were on point; probably his best ever. At the age of 50, a man who can move like he did on that film is just amazing. It was almost as if I was watching the young Michael even when he threw in some new school moves.

Oh my gosh, if you were never a fan at first or not even a fan at all, after seeing this you will be on the bandwagon. If you really and truly appreciate music, go and support this film. “This Is It” is not just music documentary, it’s a musical adventure. I thank Michael for blessing us with his gift and many talents. He will truly be missed.

Written By: Cee Nicole
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Image courtsey of the Miam Herald

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the SHOPPE: Essential White Shirts...

This tip should be a no-brainer but I figured I put it out there ANYWAYZ.....IF you haven't already, add a plain, white button down shirt to your wardrobe. Not only is it great for work but you can wear it anywhere! Women can dress it up with the right amount of accessories and even, a skirt and dress it down with some plain ol' skinnies and ankle boots...Dudes can add a blazer to spruce it up or put a t-shirt over it to dress it down....THE FACT OF THE MATTER IS, classic white shirt's never get old or go out of style....

See what Lucky's Advisor has done with a plain, ol' white shirt....


Video Courtesy of Lucky Mag
Written By: Autty
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the WALKMAN: Exclusive New Tracks from WYCLEF JEAN

We have a very special gift for our OURBLOC.com readers today. This gift comes directly from Wyclef and his Team to each and everyone of you. If you are one who has not heard of him or forgot who he is, we would like to invite you to visit his website at http://www.wyclef.com/ and learn more about the Musician, the Humanitarian, and the Man who we all know as Wyclef Jean.

Enjoy these exclusive tracks from Wyclef's upcoming project "DJ Drama Presents Wyclef aka Toussaint St Jean - From the Hut, to the Projects, to the Mansion" - Available November 10th, 2009.

For more information on Wyclef's Charitable Organization visit Yele.org

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the Stadium: NBA Scores from 10/29/2009

San Antonio 85
Chicago 92

Denver 97
Portland 94

OURBLOC.com: Quote of the Day

"When you blame others, you give up your power to change" - Rev Run

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Thursday, October 29, 2009

the SHOPPE: My Fall Wishlist!

Boots are always a fave of mine for this time of the year...Check out these Suede cuties by Michael Kors ~> Rugged meets City - Perfect for anything Fall ( skinny jeans, tights, all things plaid, cozy sweater dresses, etc. etc.)

Happy Shopping;-p


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the SHOPPE: Lucky Mag's Tip!

It's getting colder and colder and regardless of the cold, your coat HAS to be as fly as your clothes....

Check out Lucky Mag's Creative Director, Andrea Linett's Tip for what to look for when buying a coat!


Courtesy of Lucky Magazine
Written By: Autty
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Philadelphia 106
Orlando 120

Cleveland 91
Toronto 101

Indiana 109
Atlanta 120

Charlotte 59
Boston 92

New York 93
Miami 115

Sacramento 89
Oklahoma City 102

New Jersey 93
Minnesota 95

Detroit 96
Memphis 74

New Orleans 96
San Antonio 113

Phoenix 109
LA Clippers 107

Utah 105
Denver 114

Houston 108
Golden State 107

OURBLOC.com: Quote of the day

Ass, Gas, or Cash.. No one rides for free!!!!

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Wednesday, October 28, 2009

the OFFICE TOWER: Can you say "YOU'RE FIRED!" (*in my Donald Trump*)

Wow talk about a bad day. Let's set the background for this story. An executive assistant is swamped with work in preparation for the upcoming quarterly meeting. Along comes a document that states that Pepsi has to dispute the allegations being brought against them. Instead of pausing for a moment to forward the letter to the appropriate party, this legal executive assistance pushes the document to the side. She finally gives the appropriate department the legal document but it was days after they were to write a formal dispute; needless to say no one rebutted the claim.

Apathy is not the best policy when dealing with legal matters. As a result, Pepsi is levied with a default settle of a whopping $1.26 BILLION DOLLARS in favor of the plaintiffs. Now the plaintiffs are claiming that Pepsi stole their idea for filtered bottle water back in 1981 and developed Aquafina a few years later with the information...HMMMM sounds quite suspacious to me lol (*i know its misspelled lol*).

The legal think tank for Pepsi has filed several motions disputing the settlement and a hearing has been set for Nov 6, 2009. Hopefully the firm will take this more seriously this time around. In the near term, we have 2 individuals who on paper are wealthy beyond their years, but who knows if it will even stand.

No details have been released regarding the employee, but if she was fired, I’m sure there were grounds for termination lol

Written by: Ran
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Courtesy of Aldo Shoes, Here is a DIY (Do-it-Yourself -AKA- Design-It-Yourself) Tip! 

1) Take a Knee-Length Boot - Slouchy, Straight, Doesn't Matter 
2) Take your favorite straps, slender belt, etc. The funkier, the better...straps with studs, flair, something that would make those boots even more fab...
3)  Wrap them around the boot as high or as low as you like it...Play with it, see what works for you....

Voila! Now you have turned what once was a plain boot, into something a little more edgy, cute and one of a kind....Try it out and send me your pics! 

Happy Styling ;-p


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NBA Scores from 10/27/2009

Boston 95
Cleveland 89 Final

Washington 102
Dallas 91 Final

Houston 87
Portland 96 Final

LA Clippers 92
LA Lakers 99 Final

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OURBLOC.com: Quote of the day

It matters not whether you win or lose; what matters is whether I win or lose. -Darrin Weinberg

Quote provided by OURBLOC.com reader @SimoneSkye on Twitter
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Tuesday, October 27, 2009

The Polling Station: 2009 Legatum Prosperity Index Report

According to 2009 Legatum Prosperity Index Report, here are the top countries for Health and Prosperity. I can see a few countries I would not mind moving too lol. Check it and to view the full report, visit http://www.prosperity.com/

1 Finland
2 Switzerland
3 Sweden
4 Denmark
5 Norway
6 Australia
7 Canada
8 Netherlands

9 United States
10 New Zealand
11 Ireland
12 United Kingdom
13 Belgium
14 Germany
15 Austria
16 Japan
17 France
18 Hong Kong
19 Spain
20 Slovenia
21 Italy
22 Portugal
23 Singapore
24 Taiwan
25 Czech Republic
26 South Korea
27 Israel
27 Hungary
29 Poland
30 Greece
31 Estonia
32 Costa Rica
33 Uruguay
34 Slovakia
35 Croatia
36 Chile
37 Latvia
38 Argentina
39 Malaysia
40 Trinidad and Tobago
41 Brazil
42 Panama
43 Mexico
44 Thailand
45 India
46 Bulgaria
47 United Arab Emirates
48 Romania
49 Jamaica
50 Mongolia
51 South Africa
52 Kuwait
52 Belize
54 Dominican Republic
55 Philippines
56 Botswana
57 Paraguay
58 Sri Lanka
59 Macedonia
60 El Salvador
61 Indonesia
61 Ukraine
63 Namibia
64 Peru
65 Colombia
66 Honduras
67 Guatemala
68 Tunisia
69 Turkey
69 Russia
71 Ecuador
72 Nicaragua
73 Bolivia
74 Venezuela
75 China
76 Kazakhstan
77 Vietnam
78 Moldova
79 Ghana
80 Jordan
81 Saudi Arabia
82 Mali
83 Morocco
84 Senegal
85 Belarus
86 Lebanon
87 Bangladesh
88 Egypt
89 Zambia
90 Nepal
91 Mozambique
92 Uzbekistan
93 Cambodia
94 Iran
95 Kenya
96 Algeria
97 Tanzania
98 Nigeria
99 Pakistan
100 Cameroon
101 Central African Rep.
101 Yemen
103 Sudan
104 Zimbabwe

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It's Finally HERE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Tip off is in 4 hours and I can't wait. Are you as excited as I am? Keep track of your favorite team on http://www.nba.com/

We plan to post the scores of the previous nights game on OUR BLOC everyday throughout the season. So come back and check how your favorite team is doing.

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the STOOP: He Got 31 Years For Doing What????

Folks I truly can not make this stuff up. Today on the AJC.com Buzz one of the lead stories was about a man who got 31 years for doing something outlandish, ridiculous, but secretly kind of funny. Regardless of how you feel about his acts, the time is definitely not worth the crime.

Oh you want to know what he did huh...well this guy was on trial for home invasion, suffered from mental disorders and I guess just was not happy with his court proceeding. To show his unhappy, the defendant sneaks a bag of his feces into the courtroom and proceeds to act like an orangutan by hurling his terds at the jury and his attorney. Now I know some of you are have the sick face on right now because of the act, but if you think about it, it's kind of funny. *pause for hysterical laughter*

I digress...yes the act was not the most sane of acts, but does the guy deserve 31 years for hurling terd rockets and robbery? No! The guy needs help not jail time for terd propelling. It just upholds the argument that we place people in jail and provide a relentless amount of time instead of addressing their real issues. The mere fact he took a dump in a brown paper bag, snuck it into the courtroom, and then threw barehanded terd balls (similar to a fastball) shows the dude is pretty sick in the head. LOL…

Hey I do not condone what he did, but it did make for a comical news day lol

(story can be found here http://www.accessatlanta.com/celebrities-tv/man-who-threw-feces-174799.html)

Written by: Ran
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the SHOPPE: Editors' Closet Sales this Week!

Below are this week's private sales from Editors' Closet ! Remember to reply to this post with your email address or send me your email address at theautty@ourbloc.com so I can refer you!

Happy Shopping ;-p


Courtesy of Editors' Closet
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OURBLOC.com: Quote of the day

A plan with no action is just a mound of paper - Jouran Crosby

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Monday, October 26, 2009

the SHOPPE: HauteLook Sales this Week!


Check out Today's Sales for HauteLook...and the Upcoming Sales this week!

Happy Shopping ;-p


Courtesy of HauteLook
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fashion BLOC: Style of the Week: Cowgirl Reinvented!

Name: Sowmya Rengarajan 
Wearing: Forever 21 floral dress, FAB $20 caramel slouch boots, TARGET aka TarJay beige cardigan, Bill Hallman Pearl hoops, Two - Toned Heart pendant necklace

What she loves about her style: Versatile....COMFY yet classy and edgy!!!

What inspires her Style: My inspiration is ME!!  I absolutely love all things fashion!!

MY TAKE: Why this works?? Its simple. Sowmya's look screams no fuss but still pure hotness. Of course, I immediately thought cowgirl reinvented but that's what makes her style cool; everyone can do it but not everyone can rock it like her....she has a fly haircut and she makes every attention to detail...which totally works.....get it! :-D. Follow Sowmya on Twitter @Somsishere

Check out more of OURBLOC.COM's Style of the Week every Monday!


Written By: Autty


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Sunday, October 25, 2009

the Stoop: 10 Secrets to Success

Here are the 10 Secrets to Success according to Investor's Business Daily

1) How You Think Is Everything: - Always be Positive. Think success, not failure. Beware of a negative environment

2) Decide Upon Your True Dreams and Goals -  Write down your specific goals and develop a plan to reach them

3) Take Action - Goals are nothing without action. Don't be afraid to get started now. Just do it

4) Never Stop Learning -  Go back to school or read a book. Get training and acquire skills

5) Be Persistent and Work Hard -  Success is a marathon, not  a sprint. Never give up

7) Learn to Analyze Details - Get all the facts, all the input. Learn from your mistakes

8) Don't Be Afraid to Innovate; Be Different. Following the herd is a sure way to mediocrity

9) Deal and Communicate with People Effectively - No person is an island. Learn to understand and motivate others

10) Be Honest and Dependable; Take Responsibility - Otherwise, Numbers 1-9 won't matter

To read Investor's Business Daily [IBD] visit www.investors.com 

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OURBLOC.com: Quote of the day

Life is beautiful, but its beauty is enhanced by living life to the fullest.

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