Hip-Hop pioneer, LL Cool J is among the elite being honored at the inductee ceremony for the Rock-N-Roll Hall of Fame.
LL Cool J, who has been nominated for the second year in a row previously lost last year as an official inductee.
The inductees will be announced in December, and the 26th annual induction ceremony will be held on March 14 at the Waldorf-Astoria in Manhattan.
Artists become eligible for nomination 25 years after the release of their first single or album, and the awards are voted on by more than 500 music professionals.
Other honorees who are nominated as inductees in the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame include the Beastie Boys, Kiss, Donna Summer and Neil Diamond.
Rolling Stone publisher Jann Wenner just published an interview with Barack Obama in which he was asked the president about popular music:
What music have you been listening to lately? What have you discovered, what speaks to you these days?
My iPod now has about 2,000 songs, and it is a source of great pleasure to me. I am probably still more heavily weighted toward the music of my childhood than I am the new stuff. There’s still a lot of Stevie Wonder, a lot of Bob Dylan, a lot of Rolling Stones, a lot of R&B, a lot of Miles Davis and John Coltrane. Those are the old standards.
A lot of classical music. I’m not a big opera buff in terms of going to opera, but there are days where Maria Callas is exactly what I need.
Thanks to Reggie [Love, the president's personal aide], my rap palate has greatly improved. Jay-Z used to be sort of what predominated, but now I’ve got a little Nas and a little Lil Wayne and some other stuff, but I would not claim to be an expert. Malia and Sasha are now getting old enough to where they start hipping me to things. Music is still a great source of joy and occasional solace in the midst of what can be some difficult days.
Checkout this picture and look how technology has changed over the past 10 years.
Apple computers was established on April 1, 1976 in Cupertino, California, and incorporated January 3, 1977, the company was previously named Apple Computer, Inc., for its first 30 years, but removed the word “Computer” on January 9, 2007, to reflect the company’s ongoing expansion into the consumer electronics market in addition to its traditional focus on personal computers. Apple was founded by Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, and Ronald Wayne. Checkout video of founder, Steve Jobs after the jump.
Checkout Music Video from Cash Kola “The Greatest Show on Earth DVD” (directed by Digital Vision TV)
pictured above, Microsoft founder Bill Gates
The software king is not the world’s richest man, but that’s because he is the most generous person on the planet: To date he has cut checks totaling $28 billion. (Even so, Gates is still America’s richest person, topping The Forbes 400 for the 17th straight year.) Most of his donations have passed through his Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Full Story after the jump.
1. Bill Gates $54 Billion age 54
2. Warren Buffett $45 Billion age 79
3. Larry Ellision $27 Billion age 66
4. Christy Walton $24 Billion age 55
5. Charles Koch $21.5 Billion age 74
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Although black people account for only 12 percent of the U.S. population, an estimated 60 percent of all prisoners in the United States are black. With that being said, GWOP staff has compiled a list of our favorite Hip Hop acts that are currently locked up in the system.
In the history of hip-hop, popular rappers such as Slick Rick, Tupac Shakur, Lil’ Kim, Foxy Brown, Remy Ma, Beanie Sigel, Black Rob, Shyne, Mystikal, Gucci Mane, T.I. and C-Murder have spent a few months to several years in prison. Snoop Dogg was acquitted of murder; Diddy faced jail time but he was acquitted on bribery and weapons charges in 2001 stemming from a club shooting. His protege, Shyne, wasn’t as lucky and was convicted in the same case and sentenced to 10 years. GWOP Magazine staff have compiled a list of the best rappers behind bars.
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Which power couple dominates the entertainment world?
Jay-Z and Beyonce have been Named the year’s biggest “Power Couple”, Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter and Beyonce Knowles earned an astounding $122 million through June 2009.
About Guinness World Records
Guinness World Records is the universally recognized authority on record-breaking achievement. First published in 1955, the annual Guinness World Records book is published in more than 100 countries and 25 languages and is one of the highest-selling books under copyright of all time with more than 3 million copies sold annually across the globe. Guinness World Records celebrated its 50th anniversary edition in 2004, a year after the sale of its 100 millionth copy. Guinness World Records also annually publishes the Gamer’s Edition; a records book devoted solely to the world of computer gaming and high score record achievements. The Guinness World Records website (www.guinnessworldrecords.com) receives more than 11 million visitors a year. Guinness World Records is part of the Jim Pattison Group, one of Canada’s largest privately owned companies which is a conglomerate of interests, including advertising, broadcasting, grocery stores and automotive retailing.
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