Tuesday, March 15, 2011

#MsLMstatus: International Women’s Day Marks 100 Years! + #MsLMstatus Definition (March 6th-12th)

A decade ago International Women’s Day was disappearing. Activity in Europe, where International Women’s Day actually began, was very low. Providing a global online platform helped sustain and accelerate momentum for this important day. Holding only a handful of events ten years ago, the United Kingdom has now become the global leader for International Women’s Day activity, followed sharply by Canada, United States and Australia. 2011 will see thousands of events globally for the first time. Suffragettes campaigned for women’s right to vote. The word ‘Suffragette’ is derived from the word “suffrage” meaning the right to vote. International Women’s Day honours the work of the Suffragettes, celebrates women’s success, and reminds of inequities still to be redressed. The first International Women’s Day event was run in 1911. 2011 is the Global Centenary Year. Make everyday International Women’s Day. Do your bit to ensure that the future for girls is bright, equal, safe and rewarding!

In the 100th year of Internationals Women's Day I want to give a clear definition of what #MsLMstatus means. #MsLMstatus is hashtag that I use on Twitter (@makeyourownlane) to show love and appreciation for all the motivated, educated and beautiful women in the world, inside and out (more importantly inside). There is no clear definition for #MsLMstatus but I created this hashtag off the brand that I've created Lane Makers Entertainment. The motivation comes from all the beautiful women that have influenced my life starting with my mother. She is a wife, mother, sister, daughter, career woman and so much more but I always want to celebrate her and woman like her. There is nothing wrong with celebrating and encouraging women because they are the ones who support us when no one else will. The #MsLMstatus distinction is made not to seperate women Lane Makers from men but to show special appreciation to the women that take care of their families, make their own lanes and advance humanity! #MYOL ladies!

#MYOL News: Bill Clinton Teams Up With Drake For New Fundraiser (March 6th-12th)

Funds raised during the evening will benefit The Clinton Foundation’s Millennium Network, which encourages young students and activists under the age of 45 to get involved with the work of The Clinton Foundation, to address global challenges like climate change, childhood obesity and economic development at home and abroad. President Clinton will open the fundraiser with opening remarks, Drake will close the event out with a performance. Does this mean we will see a more politically active side from Drake? With his mixed background and feel good lifestyle, Drake could be a major advocate for the Democrats and President Obama in 2012 presidential elections. Either way Drake continues to make his own lane and history as he only has one album out and is killing the game! Drizzy #MYOL!

Hip Hop History: RIP Christopher "B.I.G." Wallace & Shaq ESPN Tribute To B.I.G. (March 6th-12th)

There will never be a better lyricist, MC, entertainer and artist than Christopher “Notorious B.I.G.” Wallace ever again. These days new artists ae hitting the scene and the spotlight at 25 and with all of B.I.G.’s accomplishments he didn’t live to see past 25 years old. To remind you this is the time where 2Pac, Wu-Tang, Nas and many other icon figures in the rap game were dropping albums and Hip Hop classics that Biggie was the king of the rap game. All those artists that I mentioned were threatened by Biggie, his music, movement, etc. almost 15 years later and its like B.I.G. continues to live on as the music he made in his early 20s is still better than EVERYBODY who is putting out NEW music now. Truly the “Greatest Rapper of All-Time”! RIP B.I.G. you were an example of dreams coming trueand your influence over Hip Hop and more importantly the ghetto will never be forgotten!  

Hip Hop History: Eminem, 1st Rapper w/ 2 Diamond Albums - "Marshall Mathers LP" and "The Eminem Show" (March 6th-12th)

With two top-ten and four top fifteen singles with "Without Me", "Cleanin' Out My Closet", "Sing For The Moment" and "Superman" this album is a classic. There are only 5 other studio albums that have also gone diamond and Eminem is the only rapper ever to have two diamond albums! The other albums are PAC “All Eyez On Me”, BIG “Life After Death”, EMINEM “The Marshall Mathers LP”, OUTKAST “Speakerboxx/The Love Below, AND MC HAMMER “Please Hammer Don’t Hurt Em”! Wow MC Hammer, that’s hilarious! Now Eminem’s “The Eminem Show” is also on that list, Eminem makes Hip Hop History almost ever week! He is officially back and on top of the game again! Just keep killing shit with those 16’s Em, Midwest stand up!

Hip Hop: Prodigy of Mobb Deep Released From Prison After 3 Years! (March 6th-12th)

The self-proclaimed H.N.I.C. and Mobb Deep legend Prodigy was released from prison after being locked up for 3 years. Prodigy and Havoc are classic for their street bangers and its been a while since there has been one out of NYC. Hopefully, P and Alchmist are cooking up something crazy, maybe HNIC 2? I hope so because I’m a big fan of the H.N.I.C. album. Either way, welcome home Prodigy and I hope you can come out, make good music and realize that a lot of kids look up to you so do the right thing for them! Thats from the #HMIC, yall will learn more about what I mean as time goes on! #MYOL

Hip Hop: Time Machine - Big K.R.I.T. (March 6th-12th)

Hip Hop: XXL 2011 Freshmen Freestyles - Mac Miller (March 6th-12th))

Hip Hop: XXL 2011 Freshmen Freestyles - Fred The Godson (March 6th-12th))

Hip Hop: XXL 2011 Freshmen Freestyles - YG (March 6th-12th))

NBA: Lakers Kobe Bryant passes Moses Malone; 6th NBA’s All-Time Scoring List! Shaq Next! (March 6th-12th)

Moses Malone is a big man that is mentioned in the same breath as some of the most of the great power forwards of all-time like Tim Duncan, Kevin Michael, Karl Malone, Charles Barkley and more but he can make an argument that he is extremely close. In the last two days, 2 of Malone’s all-time records were broken in the week of March 6th-12th. First Malone’s leading consecutive double-double all-time record was broken by new superstar Kevin Love and the next day Kobe Bryant passes him for 5th all-time on the NBA’s scoring list. Kobe Bryant has been playing in the NBA since he was 19 years old and although many compare Kobe to Jordan because of the similarities in his game, their paths to the NBA couldn’t be anymore opposite. Kobe is the greatest success story from the high school to NBA draft era. With those valuable years of experience and his great skills Kobe has used that time in the NBA to become a playing legend and it is truly amazing to watch as a real basketball fan, former basketball player and basketball junkie!

NBA: Kevin Love Becomes Consecutive Double-Double All-Time Leader w/ 52 (March 6th-12th)

It's been 35 years! I’ll say it again, Kevin Love isn’t your typical NBA All-Star physically or when it comes to how the prototypical NBA basketball player looks today. Let get onw thing straight though and that is that this kid can play basketball. On Tuesday, March 15, 2011 Kevin Lobe became the all-time consecutive double-double leader in NBA history. He beat out the great Moses Malone who held the record at 51 consecutive double-doubles. This a record and accomplishment that will not be broken for a while as it takes a great amount of skill to be able to rebound as such a high rate as well as a great amount of effort to sacrifice your body every night the way Love does. Dwight Howard, Andrew Bynum and others have the physical make-up to break the record but their skill and basketball IQ doesn’t compare to one of the games newest power forward Kevin Love! Congratulations to Love on breaking the record and I hope he sets and breaks more throughout his career.