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Wanna Play A Game Of Rhythm Roulette?


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If you start making music for the Diplomats before you’re supposed to graduate from high school, you better pray that you’re consistently at the top of your game. That’s what araabMUZIK has been doing and then some. The Rhode Island producer has made a name for himself, in more than one way. His live MPC sets are dizzying and his imagination behind the boards is still expanding. He also miraculously survived a gunshot to the head in an attempted robbery in Harlem earlier in February. But he pushed through and released his album Dream World in July and produced Joe Budden’s last album Rage & The Machine.

As you can assume, it was only a matter of time before we got araab for Rhythm Roulette. We hit up Moodies Records in the Bronx and ended up with CDs from Blue Magic, Diana Ross & The Supremes, and The Dramatics (he’s not messing with vinyl). Then back at the studio with his AKAI MPC, araabMUZIK chops up samples and does what he does best. Layer after layer, he builds in his signature sound and producer drops for what could be the intro to the next Dipset album.

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The Only Time You Should Judge A Book By Its Cover.


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A series of paperback book covers for Penguin’s science fiction imprint, ‘Penguin Worlds’ was published in the UK, in September of 2016.  The series aims to republish classic sci-fi titles with new covers designed by La Boca that have one foot in the past, and one foot in the future.  Check the method.
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Each book is accompanied by an animated pack-shot for online use.

Throwback Thursday – Ice Cube: Death Certificate.


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VinRican of Power 106 celebrates the 25th anniversary of Ice Cube’s “Death Certificate” by showcasing classic samples used on the album.

The Digital Doodles Of Serge Birault.


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Serge Birault is a digital artist based in Toulouse, Midi-Pyrenees, France. He works on illustrations, book covers, portraits, webdesign, flash games, flash chats, TV and Web advertisements.  His sexualzied style, and curvaceous caricatures make his creations far more than just fun to look at, they are memorable works of art.

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Ty Dolla Sign ft. Future – Campaign (Official Video).


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In the wake of last nights election, Ty Dolla Sign, and Future have released the video for their hit “Campaign”.  Weather you’re happy or deathly distraught about the results, everyone loves to see a good ol’ fashion booty jiggle.  Check the method.

The Holla-Ween EP.


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I know Halloween has come and gone, but after Donald Trump won this past presidential election, we have some scary times ahead of us.  That being said, I feel like it’s the best time to remind people that the Holla-Ween EP dropped on the 28th, and is still up and available for the gettins.  Check out Pape, along with Pif Jones, Nascar, and Midnight, on this collection of Halloween themed bangers.

Flaming Cupcakes Of Love?


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Call me easily amused, but these little torch-topped cupcakes delight me.  Besides being a cute novelty item for a party, I think they would add a little drama to the end of a romantic meal.  I’ve been looking for something different to serve for Valentine’s dessert, and this is definitely different.  The strawberries are hollowed out and filled with a bit of liquor, then ignited with a match.

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This more of a gentle suggestion post more than a straight up recipe, but when it comes to the actual cupcake, you feel free to use whatever type of cupcake and frosting you choose. Obviously chocolate would work well the strawberry, but I know you’ve got moxy, so that inventive nature of yours and come up with something dope.  However, the flaming strawberries themselves have a bit stricter of guidelines.

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Notes for flaming strawberries:

  • Any alcohol below 80 proof will not ignite well.  I used 80 proof which makes a small blue flame.  Note: some have had trouble getting 80 proof to ignite – lots of people are recommending Bacardi 151 as a fail-safe.
  • You can add a little sugar to the inside of the strawberry to sweeten things up.  However, the flame seems to last longer without the addition of sugar.
  • Make sure to use a liquor that you like.  Vodka is a good choice if you want very little flavor.
  • Alcohol evaporates, so light the strawberry soon after you spoon the liquor in.
  • Room temperature alcohol ignites better than refrigerated.
  • Do I have to say it?  Probably not, but my conscience will not let me go without.  Do not attempt to eat a flaming strawberry.  It has a relatively short burn time, lasting about 30 seconds to 1 minute. So, enjoy but be careful.  Use your noodle.

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