Number one UFC Heavyweight contender Cain Velasquez – who faces champion Brock Lesnar at UFC 121 on October 23rd – has taken a lot of heat over the years for his “Brown Pride” tattoo, but he tells Mike Straka on this Friday’s edition of “Fighting Words” that he got it to honor his parents, who are migrant farm workers who emigrated from Mexico.
“I got the tattoo for all the hard work they did to come over here to this country,” he said. ”They wanted to raise their family here, for a better life for us. Another reason, growing up, I didn’t really have anybody that I could look up to in the media. I never thought that I could be in the limelight or play professional sports. So the reason I got the “Brown Pride” was to show people like me that it can be done.”
Velasquez also tells Straka he’s not too concerned about Lesnar’s submission victory over Shane Carwin in his last title defense.
“I’m pretty well aware of what could happen if he gets me in that type of submission,” says Velasquez. “I know what to do to get out. I’ve worked a lot on my submissions to know what’s bad and what’s good.”
Velasquez (8-0) knocked out submission specialist Antonio “Minotauro” Nogueira in his last bout.
Velasquez, the 240-pound, former NCAA All American from Arizona State, also opens up to Straka about being a father, and proposing to his fiancée while walking on the beach in Sydney, Australia.
A preview clip of the show is available at:
“Fighting Words with Mike Straka” airs every Friday on HDNet at 8:30pm ET on HDNet – your home for MMA!
W/DJ PSCHOLOGY (MONTREAL), DJ TANNER (FACTION)
LOTUS AWARDS AFTER PARTY
Wednesday, Nov.10 at Fortune Sound Club (147 E. Pender at Main in Chinatown) doors 9pm, free before 11pm
Get FU’d up with this special Remembrance Day edition of S’UP FU? Wednesdays. The next day’s a holiday!! We are bring in DJ Psychology (http://psychology77.blogspot.com/ ) from Montreal so expect some good tunes as he rips the decks in Montreal’s hottest spots.
Your hump day is about to get humpier and jumpier with a killer clan of rotating DJs, but like you’ve never heard ‘em before! They’ll be round house kicking your eardrums with devastating flash technique and pure fun; there’s no limit to what our DJs will throw onto the most official sound system. And since we’re all disciples of that good stuff, you can expect the Fortune Sound Club quality you’ve come to know and love. So train, train hard, and then train harder because S’UP FU? Wednesdays are comin’ at ya for a round of hand-to-hand combat. Join the FB event http://www.facebook.com/#/event.php?eid=147889035253580&ref=ts Tickets are at door or FREE before 11pm and 12am to industry with biz card
We love sequels. Even the bad ones like The Land Before Time 2-12, and that new Wall Street flick, YIKES! Some sequels are good though, like X-Men 2, Nas’ Stillmatic and Young Jeezy’s Thug Motivation 102. So with a third sequel in Jeezy’s soapbox series fast-approaching, the question becomes: can it best the original and go down in history, or go straight to DVD like Aladdin 2: The Return of Jafar? Well, if “Rap Game” make the final cut, then Jeezy’s surely got another heater on his hands and we’d rather have that prove our whole sequel theory.
Hey, check for some new Salem music in this podcast they did for XLR8R: http://www.xlr8r.com/podcast/2010/09/salem
Gargamel Music, Inc. is pleased to announce that Reggae superstar Buju Banton’s prophetic new album, Before The Dawn is in stores and online in North America today. While the release date for the UK and France is set for next Monday, October 4, the album will be available in the rest of Europe this Friday, October 1.
The ninth studio album by the international music icon, Before The Dawn boasts 10 powerful tracks that comprise some of the most powerful songs written by Banton since his professional entry into the music business over twenty years ago. In an exclusive interview featured in the new issue ofHip-Hop Weekly magazine, Buju says, “All the songs on this album were written before I and I found I self in this current situation, yet they all speak profoundly to what I and I am going through right now… You might can lock the flesh but you can never lock the spirit of Rasta.” The album has already catapulted to the #2 position on iTunes’ Top Reggae Albums Chart.
Recorded at Banton’s own Gargamel Music studio in Kingston, Jamaica, Before The Dawn literally pierces the soul with traditional roots on the track “Do Good,”classic rock on the tune “No Smoking At All,” and heartfelt Reggae on the especially potent “Battered & Bruised.” The album’s unofficial anthem, “Innocent”strikes a highly personal chord that will resonate deeply with longtime fans.
Despite his current incarceration, Buju was heavily involved in putting together this latest offering – from choosing the final track listing and laboring over the phone with the producers and engineers to get the mixes just right, to conceptualizing the project’s distinguished packaging. Physical copies of the album contain a special note written from inside the Pinellas County Jail in Clearwater, Florida, where he has been housed since January.
Buju Banton finally had his day in court when the trial, which had been riddled with delays, kicked off on Monday, September 20, in Tampa, Florida. An esteemed team of federal criminal defense attorneys, led by David Oscar Markus of Markus & Markus Law, represented the four time Grammy-nominated artist. After four days of testimony and 15 hours of deliberation by a 12 person jury, the Honorable Judge James Moody declared a mistrial. The case will be retried this December. In the meantime, Mr. Markus has filed a motion for bond in an attempt to spring Banton out of jail while he awaits his new trial. A hearing on the motion has already been set for Wednesday, October 6.
This is a megamix of Montreal’s hottest local song of the year “Expos Fitted”.
It features some of Montreal’s best established and Up & Coming artists.
In the last last year MTL hiphop has made the most progress ever and this track is just another step towards receiving the recognition we deserve.
Thanks for the all the support, We couldn’t do any of this without the DJ’s…
The DJ pack includes a Clean and Dirty edit.
Nindy Kaur & RDB, The Bilz & Kashif Featuring World Premieres of New Music Videos at FILMI Film Festival
The 11th Annual FILMI South Asian Film Festival (FSAFF) will be presenting world premieres of “Akhian” by bhangra superstars Nindy Kaur & RDB ; “Obsession” by JUNO nominated R&B artist Deesha ; “Take Your Picture” by rap artist Blitzkrieg ; and “Tera Nasha” by The Bilz & Kashif, off their latest chart-topping album “Breaking Barriers”.
The 3rd annual music video segment at the FILMI South Asian Film Festival is programmed by Canadian music personality Raoul Juneja (a.k.a. Deejay Ra). The festival is currently the longest running South Asian film festival in North America, and the first to introduce a music video segment to celebrate South Asian artists from across Canada and around the world.
FILMI 2008 featured a world premiere of the “Singh Is Kinng” director’s cut starring rap legend Snoop Dogg in his Bollywood music video debut, while FILMI 2009 saw #1 Billboard artist Jay Sean receive the inaugural FILMI Music Video Award.
A special South Asian themed remix of the hit single “So Much” by Calgary R&B artist Raghav and Konvict recording artist Kardinal Offishall will also be premiering at FILMI 2010, now featuring UK bhangra star H-Dhami.
FILMI 2010 will also be featuring Canadian premieres of “Nach Le” by Philadelphia bhangra artist G-Deep alongside Wu-Tang Clan rapper Cappadonna ; “Teri Aankhon” by MTV Award-Winning Montreal group JoSH ; the Streetsville inspired “My Hometown” by rock artist Zameer ; and “Hypnotize” by Canadian actress/singer Karen David (of BBC’s “Waterloo Road” series fame).
Vancouver bhangra band En Karma, as well as UK singers Navin Kundra and Kazz Kumar, round out the line-up of artists with music videos premiering in Canada at FILMI 2010.
The vision of the FILMI South Asian Film Festival is to promote, discover, introduce and celebrate cinematic endeavours by talented South Asian filmmakers, actors and musicians, and to highlight works with South Asian themes that can be brought to a mainstream audience.
The festival is from Sept. 30 – Oct. 3
D-Sisive – I Love A Girl (Grizzly Bear:Hijacked)
Produced by: Muneshine
**Contains music from “Two Weeks” by Grizzy Bear**
For immediate release.
Grizzly Bear…meet D-Sisive.
Dear DJ’s, Press, Music Listeners & Friends,
I make music. I steal music. I make music with stolen music. And so do you.
Derek From Northcliffe