Christopher Wallace aka Notorious B.I.G. or Biggie was born on this day in 1972, Big would have been 41 years old today.
Checkout throwback video of B.I.G. in Detroit, MI @ Chene Park.
“It Was All A Dream….”
Video by GWOP Magazine.
Yahoo Inc is acquiring blogging service Tumblr for $1.1 billion cash.
The deal will use about 1/5 of Yahoo’s $5.4 billion in cash and marketable securities.
“Per the agreement and our promise not to screw it up, Tumblr will be independently operated as a separate business,” Yahoo said in a statement on Monday.
NEW YORK — A Jean-Michel Basquiat painting has set a new auction record for the graffiti artist at a sale of postwar and contemporary art in New York.
Christie’s says “Dustheads” sold for $48.8 million on Wednesday.
His “Untitled,” a painting of a black fisherman, held the previous record when it sold for $26.4 million last November.
Also breaking world auction prices for artists were works by Roy Lichtenstein and Jackson Pollock.
Lichtenstein’s “Woman With Flowered Hat” fetched $56 million. A classic example of pop art, the 1963 painting is based on Pablo Picasso’s portrait of his lover Dora Maar.
An important drip painting by Pollock, “Number 19,” realized a record $58.3 million.
Christie’s says Wednesday’s auction brought in $495 million, the highest total at any art auction.
The apartment at 226 St. James Place that The Notorious B.I.G. lived in as a child has been listed for sale at the low price of $725,000.
Located in the Clinton Hill section of Brooklyn, N.Y., the condo apartment is 972 square feet and features three bedrooms with a den/office. There are hardwood floors, crown moldings and granite countertops. The 8-unit building that the apartment is housed in also has laundry, storage rooms and bike storage. More pics after the jump… (more…)
Today marks the 16th annivesrary of Hip Hop legend Notorious B.I.G’s unsolved murder.
Throwback Biggie joint of the Day:
“Only Make Moves When Your Hearts In it And Live The Phrase Sky’s The Limit”
Carmelo Anthony thrives under the bright lights. When you play for NY, the city’s grittiness, authenticity, and even scrutiny serves as a daily motivation — and you can see it in the evolution of Melo’s game. (more…)
“The World Is Watching” is a six-episode basketball documentary directed by Rik Cordero and narrated by legendary New York City filmmaker Spike Lee. The film features prominent teenage athletes competing in a New York City Basketball tournament called Battle of the Boroughs.
It features the best up and coming basketball players in New York City including rising star Maurice Harkless, currently playing for the Orlando Magic. As the players push their bodies to the limit, they must also live up to the expectations of their coaches, their families and their boroughs.
directed by Taj
Game Freestyle (Shyne diss) directed by TayDoe
Square Off’s Trips -N- Slim (hip hop icon Doug E. Fresh‘s sons) give you a first look into their home in this first part of their documentary.