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Tragedy at Newton, CT

There have been tragedies before in America but this latest massacre in Newton, Connecticut, is something that Americans will never forget. When the beginning of the killing’s unfolded at Sandy Hook Elementary, no one imagined that the any of the slain would be children. 20year old Adam Lanza stormed the Elementary school in what is still an unspecified rage, killing what many thought at first were only the principal and the child psychologist. Unfortunately the unthinkable had happened, Lanza went on a terror throughout the school killing many more. After parent, and law enforcement feared the worse, their nightmares were reality, Lanza had unleashed his rage on innocent defenseless children. When police were finally able to canvas the school the bodies of teachers and small children were scattered amongst classrooms. A total of 6 adults murdered and 20 children ages 6-7 hbad their lives ended much too soon. President Obama, who is est to make a formal speech Monday night said, “to newton: our hearts have wept with you all night, these tragedies must stop”.

Oregon Mall shooting

Before this unbelievable massacre in Connecticut, there was another rampage across the country in Portland, Oregon. As usual police are still unsure as to what possessed 22 year old Jacob Tyler Roberts to walk in a local mall and open fire with an AR-15 semiautomatic rifle. Along with killing machine he was strapped with many magazines of ammo, in hopes of killing dozens at the mall. Once he descending on his killing journey his gun jammed but he still was able to get it back working killing 2 and wounding a few others. The innocent victims killed were a 45 year old woman and a 54 year old ma, both said to be married and prominent people in the community. There was also another victim wounded who continues to be in serious condition. The 15 year old girl was shot in lung and liver and is stable but faces some risk from the complications. Although there is an ongoing investigation for, police still have yet to find a possible motive.

Hilary takes a spill

Secretary of state Hilary Clinton, suffered a concussion this weekend after being dehydrated. Mrs. Clinton was scheduled to testify this Thursday before the House Foreign Affairs Committee regarding the deadly attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi. At the time of her concussion she had previously been suffering from a stomach virus which probably led to the dehydration. Deputy assistant secretary of state, Phillipe Reines said she is being monitored by doctors and is recovering at home. Secretary Clinton has a lot on her plate in the upcoming weeks; however her doctors have recommended that she continue whatever work she can at home. With the Nations best interest at heart, Clinton will not attend the hearing this Thursday she will forgo her meeting and leave it to senior assitants

Saints beat Goodell

After a long battle with the Roger Goodell and the NFL, New Orleans Saints players have officially been vindicated from the infamous bounty scandal. All New Orleans Saints players are cleared of any wrong doing, as there was no sufficient evidence linking them to any bounty activity. It’s safe to say the commissioner Goodell is the least bit embarrassed about the allegations that eventually were simply that, allegations. In a statement Goodell could not help but still make derogatory remarks in reference to the Saints players citing that they should not feel good about this victory. Nevertheless the players do and will feel very good about the situation. Vilma, Fujita, Hargrove, and Smith will need all the boost they can get to help a Saints team that needs to win their last games of the season to have a shot to play in the playoffs. 

Omarion Ft. Wale - M.I.A (Official Video)


President Obama Responds to Newton, Connecticut Shooting

Early Friday morning a man opens fire at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newton Connecticut, Killing 26 people with 18 of them being children.

The gunman who has been identified as 20-year old Adam Lanza. Apparently his mother worked at the school.

President Obama issues a speech:

"As a country, we have been through this too many times," President Obama said in his remarks. "Whether it’s an elementary school in Newtown, or a shopping mall in Oregon, or a temple in Wisconsin, or a movie theater in Aurora, or a street corner in Chicago -- these neighborhoods are our neighborhoods, and these children are our children."
The president's proclamation reads: 

As a mark of respect for the victims of the senseless acts of violence perpetrated on December 14, 2012, in Newtown, Connecticut, by the authority vested in me as President of the United States by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, I hereby order that the flag of the United States shall be flown at half-staff at the White House and upon all public buildings and grounds, at all military posts and naval stations, and on all naval vessels of the Federal Government in the District of Columbia and throughout the United States and its Territories and possessions until sunset, December 18, 2012.  I also direct that the flag shall be flown at half-staff for the same length of time at all United States embassies, legations, consular offices, and other facilities abroad, including all military facilities and naval vessels and stations.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this fourteenth day of December, in the year of our Lord two thousand twelve, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-seventh.


COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYOFF: Can't come soon enough

As another season of college football wraps up and many teams are preparing for their bowl games, the college football playoff discussion peaks again. This season was another perfect example of why the sport so desperately needs one. Either so many teams are on the cusp or a few get robbed somehow. It seems every year no matter how great of a season, a few teams will get the short end of the stick. With several teams having virtually the same record, who gets the privilege of deciding who goes to the big dance and who settles for the 2nd place game? For a few years now it’s been a BCS computer that tally’s the records, stats, and factors in strength of schedule. However even the computer seems to get it wrong and at the very least is unprepared for the possible scenarios that lie ahead heading into postseason play.

    This season there was one undisputed #1 and that was the fighting Irish of Notre Dame but from #2 on down an argument could be made for 4 different teams. Defending champion Alabama coasted in the SEC before their lone loss against Heisman winner Johnny Manzell and the Texas A&M Aggies. Florida, Oregon, and Kansas State all finished with just one loss as well, and they’re all the proverbial odd men out. A Cinderella Kansas State team played in a league without a conference championship game however that’s not their fault, nor would it have mattered. The Jayhawks led by NFL ready QB Colin Klein, went 11-1 and beat 5 ranked teams including #6 Oklahoma and #18Texas in the finale. The Oregon Ducks who were arguably this year’s most dominant team, obliterated just about every opponent they faced. Heisman candidate running back Kenjon Barner and QB Marcus Mariota also led their respectively to an 11-1 record, with 5 ranked victory’s as well, for an average of 46 points a game. Will Muschamp and the Florida Gators were right there among the elite teams this season as well. The Gators struggled against weaker opponents but won impressively against the juggernauts of the SEC. Florida, like defending champion Alabama didn’t win their conference championship game but got a BCS bowl invite with 6 ranked victories, 2 of which were top 5. All 3 of these powerhouse teams surely have a case for a National Championship bid but with another close season like this only a playoff will fairly determine who deserves a shot.

  An official date for the highly anticipated college football playoff has not been set. However we can only hope it’s a season or two away at the latest. With this playoff, the arguments of who belongs and who doesn’t will cease and we will finally see the matchups we’ve longed for. Conferences like the SEC have been labeled a “bias ranking” conference after last year’s champ Alabama received a National Bowl invite without winning their own conference. The computers apparently didn’t think the other teams were strong enough and that their controversial strength of schedule was tough enough to yield a second chance at LSU which they ultimately beat for the crown. Playoffs will eliminate these so called mistakes and scenarios. At the very least it will give the Cinderella’s like Kansas State a chance to prove they belong in the ship. Who knows, in the playoff era we could see a 2 or 3 loss team holding the crystal ball.

Written by Functuay of IAMTHEINFLUENC.com


"MARIJUANA" Party in Seattle, Its official


 Let the partying begin in Seattle, Washington. Thousands gathered in the streets of Seattle at midnight to not only celebrate the legalization of marijuana, but to smoke as well. With no police officers around or able to arrest them, they waited until the clock struck 12 and then crowds smoked marijuana in unison. Television reporters and camera men were doused with marijuana smoke while attempting to interview some of the excited smokers. After this year’s election, Washington and Colorado became the first states to vote to decriminalize and regulate the possession of an ounce or less of marijuana by adults over the age 21. This law will eventually allow people to register for state licenses for pot growers, processors and retail stores. Colorado will have to hold off on their big weed party until January 5th, that’s when their law officially kicks in.  

 There are still technicalities involving the marijuana law. Citizens are technically still breaking the law when smoking publicly, however the first offense is a warning and the 2nd is punishable by fine. Last night was such a joyous occasion, Seattle police decided not to bother with warning citations. Although the kinks in the new marijuana law still have to be worked out, citizens right now are enjoying not having to worry about jail time. It’s going to be a fine line between legal and illegal when everything is set in stone.

Written by Functuay of Iamtheinfluenc.com

Kobe Hits 30K and is 5th on the list

As the league stands right now in this era, there is no question that the comparison to the competition around the league is as fierce as it’s ever been. Wilt, the Big O, and MJ all stood virtually alone when it came to scoring ability and domination. Today’s league features an onslaught of scorers such as Lebron James, Kevin Durant, Dewayne Wade, and Carmelo Anthony to name a few. At age 34 and retirement knocking on the door, for Kobe Bryant to be able to not only still score with elite players in today’s league but lead them in scoring is nothing short of remarkable. This season he has already captured one spot on the 30,000 point list but at 30,016 if he stays on pace he will skip Wilt as well, who currently sits in the 4th place with 31,419. Headed into next season, which he says will be his last, and presuming he’s healthy, Kobe will need less than 700 points to past Michael Jordan for 3rd on the all-time scoring list. Accomplishing that feat with the type of superstars in this era should earn Kobe a few more votes in that “Kobe versus Michael”argument.

The age old dispute of whose better Kobe or Michael could go on forever, but one thing that will not be disputed is Bryant’s place among the scoring greats. Coming into last night’s game against the Hornets, Kobe would need just 13 points to grab hold of 5th place on the all-time scoring list. He would get that easily, finishing with 26 and becoming the youngest player to eclipse 30,000 mark. Just before the game Kobe was asked about joining the elite group of players with 30,000 and he said “I’m beyond proud, I’m happy and it’s a huge honor, to say the least. Whenever you hear those names and you think about the amount of players who have played this game, to be in that kind of company is always extremely, extremely special.” That company he is referring to is Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Karl Marlone, Michael Jordan, and Wilt Chamberlain.

 Bryant, who is currently the leagues scoring leader with about 28 a game, hasn’t slowed down a bit at his ripe old age of 34. Last season he nearly won the scoring title, but before the last game he decided to sit it out and hand it over to Kevin Durant, stating he much rather win a championship instead. Although the Lakers as a team hasn’t looked anything near impressive, Kobe has gone on another scoring terror, surpassing the 30 and 40 point mark a few times this season. 3 to 4 seasons ago many were starting to utter statements like he’s “losing a step”. He apparently was listening and took offense to those statements. He has shown us that although he may have lost a step physically, mentally he’s gain 2. Not only he is finding new ways to score but he’s making it look easy.

Written by Functuay of Iamtheinfluenc.com

JZAC - Big Spender



Happy birthday to Shawn Corey Carter aka Jay-Z. Jay is the definition of a mogul and all things business. At 43 years old he has climb the ladder in every realm. From world famous rapper to owner of a NBA franchise, there isn’t much he hasn’t conquered. His titles include rapper, franchise owner, philanthropist, CEO of his own clothing line, record company and many more. Among his many fulfillments, this year Jay married Beyonce Knowles, who’s a multi-talented mogul herself. Together the power couple sits atop the social media world.
  This year alone, he has shown us why we should not only be impressed by Jay-Z the rapper but inspired by Shawn Carter the man. Since his last birthday, Carter has welcomed a new baby daughter while dropping one of the most memorable albums to date with his partner Kanye West. Together the two produced the highest grossing tour ever. Also Jay was featured as a producer on one of the top video games of the year, NBA 2K13. While rocking out at the “Made in America festival”, he teamed up with film director Ron Howard for an Oscar winning documentary. Also since he knows so much about running companies and leadership, he used that experience to host and support an exclusive Barack Obama fundraiser. The mogul was the ultimate campaign endorser alongside Mrs. Carter. Together they raised about $4 million and Barack was ultimately re-elected to a 2nd term. Today as Jay-z celebrates his 43rd , we celebrate him, his accomplishments and the legacy he has built.

Written by Functuay of IAMTHEINFLUENC.com

Monday Evening Coffee

Still no answers in K.C’s Jovan Belcher’s murder-suicide

A day after the Kansas City Chiefs pick up their 2nd win of the season, police still have unanswered questions into a recent murder -suicide. Chiefs Linebacker Jovan Belcher took the life of his girlfriend Kasandra Perkins and hours later his own at a Kansas City Chiefs facility. Belcher shot Perkins numerous times and then drove to practice where he said his goodbyes to his coach and general manger before turning the gun on himself. The police are looking at every possible angle right now but so far haven’t found a clear cut motive as to why Belcher committed such a heinous act. Chief’s players and the family of both Belcher and Perkins are stunned and are having difficulty coping with this unusual grief. There were no suspected issues or problems from Belcher and his girlfriend; friends say nothing they knew of fueled such violence. Police say an investigation will go on as long as they need to bring both families closure.

The Duchess is preggo

The royal family may be welcoming a newcomer to the kingdom real soon. Not long after tying the knot, Prince William and Catherine are expecting their first child. The news was on the hush for quite some time but the cat was finally let out of the bag. The baby speculation was put to rest when the duchess checked into a hospital for morning sickness. However upon her arrival doctors have seemed to found more than morning sickness. Her symptoms are a tad bit more severe than the usual so doctors plan to hold on to Catherine for at least an overnight stay. Sources say she is 10-12 weeks along in her pregnancy. Although this is certainly news to England, it’s almost kind of expected. After a new marriage in the royal family, a new baby is born usually born within about 2 years of the marriage. Kate and Will are at 19 months, close enough.

Obama warns Syria


 It’s been no secret that there is a fierce war going on in Syria. Surprisingly, America hasn’t dabbled too far into outside wars in the Middle East, until now. Since the start of this battle it’s been anything goes with as many people dying as 100 a day. Apparently the Syrians are ready to take it to the next level with this war. American intelligence has received reports that Syrians are planning to use chemical warfare. In the President’s speech in Washington Barack said "I want to make it absolutely clear to Assad and those under his command, the world is watching. The use of chemical weapons is and would be totally unacceptable, and if you make the tragic mistake of using these weapons, there will be consequences and you will be held accountable". U.S officials would not go into detail as far as what and how but they did say the evidence is surmountable and action will be taken.

Written by Functuay of Iamthinfluenc.com


Chris Brown is back on Twitter

 Chris Brown
The time has come. Chris Brown is back on Twitter. After this lil battle he had on the site with comedian Jenny Johnson last week where he in turn deactivated his account. Sunday the pop star reactivated his account. After a "long" 6 day away from his beloved twitter fans he returned and so did his more than 11 million followers. The question is, "What will his 1st tweet be".
Recently he talked with XXL Magazine explaining his use of Twitter over the years.

"I haven't been as mature and thought out in the past, so, me growing now, it shown my progression," he said. "I used to use my Twitter account to vent, but now i mostly use it for marketing and promotions. Even if the media asks me something, if its cool then, 'its whassup' But if its anything that's too negative, i don't care to respond."

While being quiet on Twitter, he has been much more vocal on Instagram. Breezy shared a pic of the two over the weekend. The two were posted up together with a caption that say,  "What would music sound like today if these kids didn't exist?"
On the other hand Johnson added a post on GQ.com about the conflict of herself and Brown. Where she actually took responsibility for the whole situation. 
Here is what she said, 
"I didn't expect my name to be in entertainment news, but it is, and it is because I started it," wrote Johnson. "I won't say I regret what I did, but I will say I have learned from it. I chose to turn a lazy Sunday watching football with my husband into a total s---storm."
Well im sure there is plenty of fans out there that love the Brown that chooses to vent on social sites but we will all agree that it better to just keep quiet sometimes .

Written by Leon of  IAMTHEINFLUENC.com


Ne-Yo - Forever Now


Joe Jackson has "Minor Stroke"

According to Radar Online, Joe Jackson has suffered a minor stroke. As of now family embers say he is being treated in LA area hospital. This is his third in the past few years.

"Joe is recovering well and everyone is confident that he will be back to full health and on his feet again in no time," a source said. On the other hand JohVonnie Jackson his out-if-wedlock daughter says, "I spoke to him briefly and he sounded like the same ol' daddy."
Hopefully Joe stays clear of the same type o drama that surrounded Katherine Jackson and her mini stroke incident.

Written by Leon of  IAMTHEINFLUENC.com

KANYE "DEPOSED" In Kim's Divorce but "WHY"

WHY is Kris Humphries such a sour puss of his divorce with Kim Kardashian... IDK !!! DO YOU. Lets ask her new boo Kanye West. Well I think we will all soon find out. The NBA player and his legal team have just gotten Mr West involved more than he may have wanted too. Kanye was ordered to sit for a deposition. Does Kris know something we don't ...probably not.....

Nothing has been put out just yet o what went down in the deposition. BUT according to TMZ, Kanye was bring in because TEAM HUMPHRIES thinks they may have a upper hand in the battle. The well publicized marriage between the two lasted a whopping 72 days before the two officially called it quits. Not too long afterwards Kanye and Kim K began their romance. Humphries team may be on to something, they may think that the new couples relationship violates the prenup ???

Laura Wasser, Kim's attorney is arguing saying that the whole deposition was a "fishing expedition", basically WASTING TIME, to get away from the matter at hand. In the courtroom Wasser stated and i quote "She [Kim] is now handcuffed to Mr Humphries".

Kris is obviously still mad in love with Kim or he is just really mad. Either way it goes it makes him look BAD... You be the judge!!!!

Written By. Leon of  IAMTHEINFLUENC.com


112 - Cupid


Tamia - Officially Missing You


NICKI MINAJ BLASTS Steven Tyler on "RACIST" Remarks

Nicki Minaj refuses to allow anyone to disrespect her. She recently busted back at Steven Tyler. Tyler a former judge of Idol seemed as if he had a bunch to say about Minaj attitude toward contestants. He seems to think that she is way to rough on them???? Really Steven!!!!!

" If it was Bob Dylan, Nicki Minaj would have sent him to the cornfield!" said Steven to MTV NEWS.
" Whereas, if it was Bob Dylan with us, we would have brought the best of him out, as we did with [past contestant] Phillip Phillips."

Nicki putting it out there that she does not like his criticism of her saying those are "racist" assumptions about her judging process without even seeing her " judge one single solitary contestant yet."

-"You assume that i wouldn't have liked Bob Dylan??? why? black? rapper? what? go f--k yourself and worry about yourself babe," she tweeted.

Yall thought she was done though.....!!!!! NAHHHH!!!

"LOL lets make him a shirt that says 'No Coloreds Allowed' then escort him down 2 Barbara Walters so he can tell how he was threatened w/guns." she threw n there, referring to her co-judge Mariah Carey's comments to "The View Host"

The new season of American Idol with Nicki Minaj as judge will air in January.

Written by Leon of IAMTHEINLUENC.com

Wiz Khalifa - The Bluff ft. Cam'ron


Tony Rock: Soul Train Awards 2012

Tony Rock on the red carpet for the 2012 Soul Train Awards at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas.


Tamar Braxton Soul Train Awards Red Carpet look


Lil Wayne - No Worries ft. Detail


Drake and Chris Brown breathing sigh of relief today

Months after a nasty brawl ensued, flown bottles, and pending outside lawsuits were filed, 2 of music’s best, Chris Brown and Drake are both being let off the hook. An NYPD investigation into their club episode yielded insufficient evidence and neither artist will face any criminal charges let alone jail time. Although several patrons of the club were injured including NBA all-star Tony parker, both will be cleared of the incident as well as their personal entourage’s who probably did  more damage than either of them. The NYPD concluded that after watching video and receiving tons of conflicting statements from witnesses there is not enough  to continue forward with an investigation that has already lasted 5 months.
The clash of the two hip-hop titans occurred back in June at New York’s Club WIP. Other than a few choice words by breezy oh and an emphatic diss track about Drake, there hasn’t been much of a feud since. The dust has settled, and whatever rumors of Rihanna being the reason have ceased, as she and breezy seem to be a couple once again. However, staying out of jail is the good news right now for both Brown and Drake but the bad news could come soon enough if these host of pending law suits start to go through.

Written by Functuay of Iamtheinfluenc.com


Monday Morning Coffee

Assassination with sophistication

When you think of an assassination, you typically think of the long sniper rifle attempts from afar. In North Korea that apparently is too easy. North Korean officials have stumbled upon the latest assassination techniques. The advancements are as simple as a ball point pen but when twisted it’s a sophisticated killing machine. Where a normal ink pen point would retract, these deadly pens contain poisonous needles instead. The assassin would only have to brush up on you and give you a slight prick with the pen. First you would immediately start to suffer from muscle paralysis which would lead to suffocation and before you know you are dead in a very short period of time. Korean officials say this is just one of the weapons found on an assassin recently, fortunately his attempt was spoiled. Other similar weapons were found as well including another pen that shoots a bullet with similar toxins as the first pen and also one disguised as a flashlight. Officials say the target for the use of these weapons was an activist in North Korea, however what’s stopping these easily disguised weapons from making it on a plane to countries such as the U.S?

Powerball Jackpot climbs to a new record

For weeks lottery fanatics have flooded convenient stores in hopes of cashing in big. After another winless week the Powerball jackpot has rocketed to a whopping $425 million. Saturday’s drawing was the 4th largest pot ever at $325 million. 15 consecutive drawings have come up empty but the next big opportunity is Wednesday. In 2006 the largest pot got to an insane $365 million, no one ever thought it  would reach the 300’s but here we are 6 years later staring at a $425 million dollar pot. Although this is the largest multistate lottery pot, it still doesn’t touch the U.S payout record of $656 million. Back in March that was claimed by 3 winners who played the Mega Millions jackpot drawing. The current Powerball stakes are held in 42 states, District of Columbia and the U.S Virgin Islands.

Americas first openly bi-sexual Congresswoman

Newly elected congresswoman Kyrsten Sinema, is making headlines everywhere but not for her new seat or residing from the great state of Arizona. Sinema is the first openly bi-sexual member elected to congress. The democrat is a former politician, social worker, and professor turned congresswoman. The irony in it all is as Sinema becomes the new elect for the 9th district, she does so in a straight forward conservative state of Arizona. A republican state where their tough as nails on every issue including gun laws, immigration, and where many consider the state to be unconstitutional to its crime offenders. Arizona is home to radical republicans such as John McCain, and Sinema has received a welcome so far anything short of radical. After admitting she has no religious connections or belongs to no religious faith, she has been labeled an atheist and a witch. One thing Krsyten Sinema has also been labeled is strong and tough. She’s going to need every beat of that toughness to survive in a state that’s not exactly jilting a warm welcome thus far.

Black Friday madness does it again

Another year goes by and millions of people pack it in at their favorite black Friday venue. Many of the shopping crazed individuals cancelled thanksgiving to camp out on hard, cold pavement for the opportunity at the first crack of presents. Well thanks to these ridiculous efforts of the givers, this year’s black Friday set a record with 247 million shoppers. This is a 9% jump from last year’s 226 million. Not only were there more shoppers, there were bigger spenders. The official total according to the NRF (National Retail federation) is $59 billion in the 4 day spread, which is a 13% climb from last year. This is largely thanks to advertising and of course the media propaganda as well, who entices new shoppers every year who ordinarily don’t get involved in the chaos. Nevertheless NRF is predicting a cyber-Monday record as well, and I’m predicting crashing servers and viral meltdowns.

Boxing Legend Camacho dies after fatal gunshots

 Days after being fatally wounded in his home town of Bayamon, Puerto Rico, Hector Camacho Sr. was taken off life support and declared dead. The 50 year old was shot in the face and neck in a parked car outside a bar in Bayamon. After a few nighst in a San Juan hospital, doctors pronounced Camacho brain dead. The night of the shooting, a friend of Camacho’s, Adrian Moreno was also shot in the same car but died at the scene of the crime. Also at the scene was 9 baggys of cocaine found on and around Moreno. Police have not have not formally called this a drug related incident but have not ruled it out.
Hector “Macho” Camacho, was known for many things including his run-ins with the law but more so for being one hell of a boxer. Today’s boxers could only dream of leaving the legacy he left inside the ring. His reign in boxing stretched over 3 decades. Over the years he fought the best pound for pound fighters. One of the best rivalries of all time the boxing world will never forget was with his nemesis Julio Cesar Chavez. Other historic battles against big name challengers were Sugar Ray Leonard, Felix Trinidad, Oscar De La Hoya and Roberto Duran. The south paw finished his career with 88 wins, 79 by KO, and only 6 losses. Hector Macho Camacho is survived by his mother, sister and 4 sons, including his protégé Hector Macho Camacho Jr.

BCS Standings

1. Notre Dame
2. Alabama
3. Georgia
4. Florida
5. Oregon
6. Kansas State
7. LSU
8. Stanford
9. Texas A&M
10. South Carolina

NFL Scores

Bills13 – Colts20-W
Steeler14 – Browns20-W
Vikings10 – Bears20-W
Raider10 – Bengals34-W
W-Broncos17 – Chiefs9
Titans19 – Jaguars24-W
Seahawks21 – Dolphins24-W
W-Falcons24 – Buccaneers23
W-Ravens16 -  Chargers13
W-49ers31 – Saints21
W-Rams31 – Cardinals17
Packers10 – Giants38-W
Written by Functuay of IAMTHEINFLENC.com


Wiz Khalifa - Remember You ft. The weekend


Future - Neva End (remix) ft. Kelly Rowland


Nicki Minaj - Freedom (Explicit)



As if Sandy wasn’t bad enough, criminals take advantage

                As the survivors of Hurricane Sandy and police officials still deal with the destruction and chaos amongst broken cities, another storm brews simultaneously. Thieves and con men are waiting at every turn to make profits off the misfortunes of people from the northeast. The callous acts range from price gouging, to looting, and insurance scandals. Many don’t know what to make of this, whether its survival tactics by many or just cruelty by a few. Looters in New York are being arrested by the dozens for syphoning gas to robbery and grand theft. This type of activity is becoming common during natural disasters. It was seen during hurricane Katrina as well as the twisters in the mid-west and tornado alley. Other criminal activities include the insurance scandals and frauds. Some are making false claims of for damage while others are just out of luck with the lack of government aid or insurance. Also some survivors are being fooled by con men posing as insurance adjusters. They tell these emotional and grieve stricken people they have to pay a deductible to get their houses rebuilt or to receive checks for assistance and of course they are unaware it’s a scam until the check is written or the cash leaves their hand. Some of the more unusual crimes involve craigslist ads, and the hoarding of gas. Where does the wickedness end?

C.I.A Scandal, something you on see or hear in the movies

                In a plot you only see in the movies, a business man out of New York says that Jill Kelley asked him for an $80 million commission if she used her influence to win a South Korean business contract. Kelley, if you remember triggered an FBI investigation that led to the resignation of CIA Director David Petraeus, by claiming she was a representative of the South Korean government. After doing some digging the South Korean Foreign Ministry, realized Kelley has no weight in the S.K Government and is simply a "special consul" and this title comes with no official responsibilities. With the opportunity of commission on a $4 billion natural gas deal, Kelley tried to infiltrate the trust of vice president of TransGas Development Systems and force a deal. An investigation was sparked and her plan was spoiled. This was not Kelley’s first rodeo; she has tried before convincing someone she had privileges of a special diplomatic status. This Sunday, during a 911 call she claimed a man she didn't know was on her property, and described herself as an "honorary consul general", she just doesn’t stop while she’s behind.

Hostess doors close, but that’s not the end of the “TWINKIE”

                America has started to mourn the loss of the beloved fat kid snack, Twinkie, but not so fast, the snack may still be thriving sooner than we think. While Hostess Brands Inc. closes up shop we may have not seen the last of the Twinkie. Of course it has been just as big of hit as the Big Mac throughout the years, and it may continue to be one if someone decides to take over Hostess’s biggest seller. Reports are saying the in the midst of the Hostess bankruptcy finalization, a bidding war is underway between a number of corporations waiting to capitalize on the Twinkie craze. At this time Hostess does not want to relinquish the info as to what corprations have inquired, but sources say they range from small town bakery corporations to colossal hitters like Pepsi Co. I think we can rest assure Twinkie is alive and well and about to have a new home soon, and in an even more expensive rapper.

JFK worker attempts to steal 3,600 Ipad mini’s, FBI spoils plan

                A JFK Airport cargo worker attempted the dumbest heist FBI Agents have seen in quite a long time. Renel Richardson and 2 other accomplices, who will remain unknown at the time, thought they had a brilliant idea but seemingly brought the house down on their own plan with stupidity. Richardson who had access to the 2 crates of Ipad min’s containing 1800 each, drew suspicion before the attempt by avidly inquiring the whereabouts of the crates before they came in initially. Not only did this spook someone to give up Richardson but he posted an ad on Craigslist prior to the heist telling buyers he needed to sell them all tonight. He set the plan in motion by hiring 2 guys to unload the crates with a fork lift into a waiting trailer. Unfortunately his suspicious activity at work tipped off his co-workers who notify authorities. They tailed Richardson all the way until the mission was nearly complete. I’m sure you will see this one on Americas dumbest criminals in the near future.

Family of bank robbers arrested in Texas

                In Texas they have a new motto, “a family that robs together stays together”. This motto was adopted by a father, son and daughter in southeastern Texas. The trio is tied to a pair of bank robberies in Texas and quite possibly five other robberies in their home state of Oregon. After getting away with a number of the robberies, the bandit family is in the Fort Bend County Jail. In a press release reported on Friday, Texas Sheriff's Office identified the three as 50-year-old Ronald Scott Catt, his 20-year-old son Hayden Scott Catt and his 18-year-old daughter Abigail Catt. Before the initial arrests, police were able to figure out they'd seen the father and son before in disguise on a surveillance video around the 1st Community Credit Union in Katy. The camera footage shows a young man with a fake mustache and an older man in a painter's mask, wearing sunglasses, hats and orange traffic vests that had an "X" on the back. After that robbery, detectives went to a Home Depot near the sheriff's office and found the distinctive orange vests. Shortly afterwards police traveled to a Home Depot about 14 miles north in Katy, where they found stolen license plates between the October 1 robbery and one in August in nearby Harris County. With all the casing and videotapes they were able to piece together the whereabouts of the 3, who are now in a Texas jail.

BCS Standings: The might have fallen…AGAIN

                The might have fallen once again this week. #1 and #2 fell by the wayside after being upset this weekend. The Cinderella storybook season for Kansas State is all but over now after being pummeled 52-20 by Baylor. The Oregon Ducks who looked down right dominating all season were not only held in check in all aspects of the game but stunned by #13 Stanford. With all the shake up and less than 2 weeks before the college season ends who is the new number one and how far have the top dawgs fallen?

2. Alabama
3. Georgia          
5. Oregon           
6. Kansas State
7. LSU
8. Stanford
9. Texas
10. Florida State

NFL Scores

Browns20 – Cowboys23-W
W-Buccaneers27 – Panthers21
W-Bengals28 – Chieifs6
W-Packers24 – Lions20
Jaguars37 – Texans43-W
W-Jets27 – Rams13
Eagles6 – Redskins31-W
Cardinals19 – Falcons23-W
W-Saints38 – Raiders17
Chargers23 – Broncos30-W
Colts24 – Patriots59-W
W-Ravens13 – Steelers10


Ne-Yo - Let Me Love You (Until You Learn To Love Yourself)


Keyshia Cole - Trust And Believe


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The Weeknd - Wicked Games



Ladies and gentlemen, IAMTHEINFLUENC.com presents “JZAC”. Hailing from the small town of Derry, New Hampshire, Jerry Zajac is embarking on a journey that will lift off from “space town” eventually landing him on the hip-hop charts. The Town of Derry has been known as the birthplace of the first American in Space, but soon it will be the home of a star, “JZAC. The 21 year olds latest single is “Make Believe2”, the follow up to his first hit “Believe in Make Believe”. Be sure to check them out and get familiar with who he is!

IAMTHEINFLUENC: Who is Jzac and where did the name come from?
JZAC is a 21 year old hip hop artist from New Hampshire. I came up with the name by putting my first and last name together (Jerry Zajac). I wanted to keep it short and sweet, something people can remember but also something that fit my image.

IAMTHEINFLUENC:  Where is JZAC from and what type of upbringing did he have?
JZAC: My family and I moved to New Hampshire when I was about four years old. Before that we lived in the Boston area, but I was too young to really remember that. I had a very different upbringing than most kids, mainly because everyone is my family is from Poland. I was the only one of my siblings born in the United States so I definitely learned a lot growing up in a Polish household while still living in America. I really got to experience two different cultures growing up.

IAMTHEINFLUENC: Who has influenced your life the most and why?
JZAC: I honestly don't think I can limit it to just one person. I had so many influences growing up from my parents, siblings, to the group of friends I grew up with. I think a strong mix of all of those really helped me keep my head on my shoulders and my mind in the right place.

IAMTHEINFLUENC: What is your most memorable hip-hop moment as a child?
JZAC: I think there was a couple. As cliché as it sounds for a "white rapper" hearing Eminem's "Marshall Mathers LP" was really memorable for me. I didn't even know who he was at the time, but I remember my brother buying the album and listening to it, and of course anything your big brother likes you're probably going to like too. I think that was in like 4th or 5th grade. Another memorable moment for me was listening to Nas "Illmatic" as a whole. I started listening to that album freshman and sophomore year of high school and I was just blown away from a hip hop standpoint. Everything from the lyricism, storytelling, to the beats was incredible; especially to think that he released that in 94' is really awesome.

IAMTHEINFLUENC: When did you fall in love with Hip-Hop?
JZAC: I would say 4th or 5th grade. I used to tape all my favorite songs off the radio so I could listen to them around the house all the time. Of course I didn't know what 70% of the lyrics even meant, but something about it just pulled me in.

IAMTHEINFLUEC: Before you knew rapping was what you wanted to do, what career did you see yourself in as a child?
JZAC: I always wanted to play in the NBA. I'm a kid who picks one thing and sticks with it. Growing up it was basketball. I was convinced I was going pro; as time went on I realized that wasn't really my calling haha. Don't be fooled though I can still ball a little bit!

IAMTHEINFLUENC: When did you write your very first lyric or song? What was it about and what was it called?
JZAC: I used to scribble down lyrics for fun all the time as a kid, but writing down something and recording it for the first time happened my freshman year of college. The song was actually over T-Pain's "Buy U A Drank" instrumental. I was so thrilled my friend told me he can record a rap song in Garageband on his Macbook. It was about picking up girls and all that jazz, it’s safe to say I've come a long way since then.

IAMTHEINFLUENC: Who was the first person or audience to hear your music and how did they respond after hearing Jzac?
JZAC: It was all my friends from college. They loved it at the time; they were the ones who actually kept inspiring me to do more. They were all about it; I was kind of embarrassed for people to hear me just because I was scared of being judged. I can care less about what people think nowadays though.

IAMTHEINFLUENC: What life altering experience has changed your life and helped you become the man you are today?
JZAC: That's another one question I can't just limit to one answer. Everything from family troubles, girls, friends, and just growing up in general. I feel like we as humans just go through so much in our daily lives, which really shapes us into the people we are today.

IAMTHEINFLUENC: Who were some of the artist you idolized as a kid, as well as some of your favorites today?
JZAC: Growing up it was artists like Nas, Eminem, Jay-Z, Notorious B.I.G., Lupe Fiasco, Kanye West, and even 50 cent. I like a wide variety of artists I feel like that always surprises people. Favorites today to name  few; J. Cole, Drake, Kendrick Lamar, Wale, Lil Wayne, Kid Cudi, Logic, Childish Gambino, XV, Frank Ocean. That’s only a few the list goes on obviously.

IAMTHEINFLUENC: What artist would you like to work with the most or you feel you could have the perfect collaboration with?
JZAC: Kanye West! No question, I would love collaboration somewhere down the line with him.

IAMTHEINFLUENC: As there are very few white rappers, what makes you think you can be one of the ones to thrive in the hip-hop game, and what are some things that separate you from other up and coming artist?
JZAC: Originality! As I continue to stride as an artist I'm starting to realize that not many rappers are doing it like me. On top of the talent I have, I sit in the studio every day and just master my craft. Don't get me wrong I still have a lot to improve on, but the work ethic is undeniable. It’s only a matter of time before the rest of the world starts to catch on.

IAMTHEINFLUENC: What are some personal goals that you are hoping to achieve on your way to becoming a successful rapper?
JZAC: Mainly just giving back to people and telling my story. Obviously I have certain expectations and milestones that I will reach, but spreading my message to as many people as possible is the best feeling.

IAMTHEINFLUENC: Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
JZAC: At the top of the hip hop charts, and of course I mean that in the most humble manner.

IAMTHEINFLUENC: What makes you confident enough to say you will be successful as a rapper?
JZAC: Everything from work ethic to talent and the right mind state. This isn't an overnight process, it takes years but with enough time, patience, and the right people around me there’s nothing we can't do.

IAMTHEINFLUENC: What is it you would like the world to know about JZAC?
JZAC: I'm not in it to make a paycheck I'm in it to make a difference.

For more info on JZAC visit www.jzacmusic.com

Written By Staff at iamtheinfluenc.com

JZAC - Believe In Make Believe II


Lauryn Hill straightens out Wyclef in concert

Lauryn Hill has ended her silence. The hip hop diva took the time at a recent concert of hers to call out a certain someone, her former friend and band member Wyclef Jean.  If you remember, Clef informed the world he had a fling with Lauryn a while back. In September, Jean dropped a bomb in his first autobiography titled “Purpose”. In it talks about his so called intimate dealings and relationship with Hill. The biggest bombshell of them all in the book is his accusations that Hill conned him into believing her first child was his. The scandal was all over the Internet and the music world was buzzing. Even though the heat died down Lauryn never responded until as of late on tour in Dallas. She finally addressed Clef in a quick subliminal plug.
 "Let me tell you why I don't chat back. Because I know that my brothers and my sisters are often times pawns in a bigger scheme so when they, under pressure, attack me, I love them still," said Hill. "It's called the high road. Try taking it sometime."

 Hill is on tour with rapper Nas kicking some of her classics as well as dropping some new joints. Along with music performances she educates her audiences about the struggles in Haiti, Jamaica, as well as America, Europe and other continents.

Written by Functuay of Iamtheinfluenc.com


Lakers cancel Phil for D’Antoni, what really happened?

Days after firing head coach Mike Brown, General Manager Mitch Kupchak made no secret about who the Lakers were targeting as a replacement. Despite appointing assistant coach Bernie Bickerstaff as the interim manager, the organization was determined to find a suitable replacement right away. What better replacement than the last man to get them to the promise land, Phil Jackson. The Lakers front office reached out to Phil, who is known for taking tremendous talent and turning into championship material. This would no doubt seem like another one of those win-win situations for both, especially Phil, getting the addition of Dwight Howard and Steve Nash. Sure enough, the meetings were set, and the two sides would lay it all on the table Saturday for what seem liked a definite deal. To land the Zen-master again it was going to take some serious wheeling and dealing by the Laker front office. First and foremost for a man who does nothing but win, and has 11 NBA Championships under his belt, the money was going to have to be right. Sources say the dollar amount could have to be in the neighborhood of $15 million. The possible deal breaker which would be most concerning for both sides is the health of Phil. In his last stint with L.A, Jackson had to take road games off and rest his ailing back, an issue that has plagues him for several coaching seasons. With his looming health, and large payout to Jackson, Kupchak and Owner Jerry Buss had a tough decision to make.

After meeting with late Saturday night, reports say both sides were excited and looking forward to an announcement early in the coming week. Unfortunately the announcement would not be the one anyone expected. Lakers front office would contact Phil Jackson early Monday morning to tell him his services were not needed and that they were going with another candidate. Phil knew this meant Mike D’Antoni, who was said to be the next best option if the Jackson deal fell thru. Monday night Phil expressed his displeasure for the decision, saying he was disappointed and looking forward to coming back. It’s not exactly how I wanted to wake up he adds, "I wish it would have been a little bit cleaner," Jackson said in a Monday night telephone interview with The Times. "It would have been much more circumspect and respectful of everybody that's involved. It seemed slimy to be awoken with this kind of news. It's just weird."
"After speaking with several excellent and well-respected coaching candidates, Dr. Buss, Jim and I all agreed that Mike was the right person at this time to lead the Lakers forward," Kupchak said in a statement Monday, referring to Jim Buss and also team owner Jerry Buss. The Laker fans and players both were surprised there was no deal made with Jackson including point guard Steve Nash. “It would be nice to run the triangle offense under Phil, but I like Mike as well” says Nash, who played under D’Antoni in Phoenix. Mike D’Antoni has had 8 coaching jobs including 2 overseas. His last stint in the NBA was at the helm in New York trying to get the dysfunctional Knicks under control. After opening up the season with a poor record similar to one Mike Brown left in L.A, the Knicks fired D’Antoni. Speculation of why pointed the blame to Carmelo Anthony, who had turmoil with D’Antoni. Nevertheless the 2 would reconcile over the summer winning gold alongside D’Antoni’s newest Olympian, Kobe Bryant. Kobe has made it known he likes the new chief and they gained a lot of respect for each other this summer in London. Kobe said yesterday “it’s been a wild week to say the least.
I’m happy to have closure and can't wait to get to work with Coach D'Antoni on spacing and ball movement. Despite the chatter, I believe we will be phenomenal defensively. I’m looking forward to getting started with him and his staff this week”. Since the demise of Mike Brown the Lakers have looked a lot better and almost start winning instantly, beginning with the first night of Brown’s firing. An offense that looked lethargic is starting to mesh, and the defense has surfaced from practice gym finally. After a 1-4 start the Lakers are now 3-4. They have somewhat crawled out of the hole but there will be an even bigger one waiting if they don’t catch up in the pacific standings.

Written by Functuay of Iamtheinfluenc.com


Ludacris - Rest Of My Life ft. Usher, David Guetta


Ice Cube says Friday will get made WIth or Without you Chris

In the beginning Ice Cube says the next installment of "Friday" would be mainly about Chris Tucker, hoping that he would hop on board the film.

In a recent interview with Huffington Post, they asked about a statement Tucker made on Tom Joiner Morning Show, stating that he wasn't sure if he would return to play a part in the 4th installment of Friday. Saying that the magic of the first movie just would not be there.

Cube Says the film has been written and is only waiting on notes from New Line Cinema. 
 Responding to Tuckers words, Cube says. "Well, my magic is still here so the movie is going to get done." One person not being in the film isn't going to stop it.

He has yet to offer anyone roles in the film but, did offer some professional advice for Tucker, who Cube seems be passionate on having him in the film. "You should never outgrow your fans," Cube stated. "If the fans want him in this movie, that's what we're in this for, then that's what he should do.'

Written by Leon of iamtheinfluenc.com


Florida, late to the dance as usual

Days later after the world nearly forgot they were still counting, Florida finally decides who they voted for. The majority elected to return President Obama back to his seat in the white house. Despite the 4 day hold up in the sunshine state, Obama was able to collect the 274 electoral votes while the night was still young. Of course there’s no exact word as to why Florida was late to the party, but it’s becoming a continuous problem. If you remember years ago the famous “recount scandal”, where Florida needed to recount millions of votes after there was some accusations of tampering. This year the words tampering have not be thrown around however there is clearly some cause for concern and obvious voting issues throughout the counties of Florida. Among the voting woes, thousands of registered voters had their ballots disqualified after failing to apply their John Hancock. Also some counties reported that many machines had mysteriously switched votes from candidate to candidate. In his acceptance speech President Obama made a comment in reference to finding better solutions for voting. On his agenda list maybe he can find a solution for Florida because there is no doubt there are problems, and it’s starting to point to voter fraud.

2016 potential candidates

A week in to Obama’s 2nd term, there is already speculation as to who will run in the 2016 presidential election. 2 of the possible candidates are sitting under the cabinet of President Obama. When asked was this his last time voting casting a vote for himself, Vice President Joe Biden said “he doesn’t think so”. Over a month ago during the Obama campaign, he made a speech where he said “And after its all over, when your insurance rates go down, then you’ll vote for me in 2016”. As he has not officially announced anything yet, but many seem to think Joe will run with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as his running mate and future VP. Hilary has declined any statements confirming or denying her running with Joe, but in a magazine interview last month she did say she was not going to run for president. Among those slated to begin the race in 2016 are Governors Bob McDonnell, from Jersey Chris Christie, Wisconsin’s Scott Walker, Louisiana’s Bobby Jindal.

Same sex marriage states and legalized marijuana

We not only re-elected the president to a second term but some states got a bit of an upgrade too or in some peoples thoughts, a downgrade. After battling the issue for years, a handful of states have gotten on aboard for the approval of same sex marriages. It’s a subject that has brought a scatter of mixed emotions. The new same sex states are Maryland, Maine, Washington, Connecticut,  Iowa, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, and New York. The decision will impact greatly on each state especially financially. Along with gay marriages, legalized marijuana is making its home in a couple states after this year’s election. Colorado and Washington have decided “yes” to the recreational use of marijuana. Citizens who are 21 years or older can now legally purchase marijuana without requiring a medical prescription. Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper urged citizens "don't break out the Cheetos or the Goldfish too quickly." By this he was implying that it is legal however the kinks still need to be worked out and it’s going to take time for the proper planning and organization as far as possible distribution and the implementation of affiliating laws.

BCS Standings: shake up

This week’s BCS standings are going to be tossed around a bit once again. This weekend #1 Alabama, who many thought were the strongest and most complete team in the nation, fell like goliath. #15 Texas A&M, led by the superb freshman Johnny “Football” Manzell, struck a mighyt a blow and knocked the Crimson Tide off the pedestal. Manzell was illusive with his feet and accurate with his arm, and in the end A.J McCarron couldn’t engineer the tying scoring drive to save their loss column and possibly their season. With the loss that leaves only 3 unbeaten teams in the ranks of the BCS. Who is the new number 1, 2, and 3 and how far will Alabama fall this week?
1 Kansas State 10-0
2 Oregon 10-0
3 Notre Dame 10-0
4 Alabama 9-1
5 Georgia 9-1
6 Florida 9-1
7 LSU 8-2
8 Texas A&M 8-2
9 South Carolina 8-2
10 Florida State 9-1

NFL Recap

The talk of this weekend in the NFL was the unbeaten Atlanta Falcons going into New Orleans taking on the red hot Saints. Matt Ryan and the dirty birds have been the picture of perfection this year with an 8-0 start, but Brees and the Saints are back in sync and have found that prolific offense were use to seeing. Atlanta struck first and the early on but it was the New Orleans defense that stepped up and sealed the 31-27 win and knocking Atlanta off the unbeaten throne. Although it wasn’t enough, Ryan put up MVP like numbers, 411 yards and 3 touchdowns. Brees finished with a modest 298 yards, 3 touchdowns; behind solid running from Chris Ivory and Mark Ingram who combined, ran for 139.
Bills31 – Patriots37-W
Raider20 – Ravens55-W
W-Broncos36  - Panthers14
Giants13 – Bengals31-W
Lions24 – Vikings34-W
W-Titans37 – Dolphins3
Falcons27 – Saints31-W
Chargers24 – Buccaneers34-W
Jets7 – Seahawks28-W
W-Cowboys38 – Eagles23
Rams24 – 49ers24
W-Texans13 – Bears6

Written by Functuay of Iamtheinfluenc.com


Lakers Fire Brown , Phil Possible Replacement

After a dismal 1-4 start, Los Angeles Lakers front office have decided to terminated Coach Mike Brown. Brown was the successor to legendary coach Phil Jackson who won several championships as Lakers head man. In his one shortened season, Brown didn’t earn a championship but he did take the Lakers to a pacific division best 41-25 record. However they were ousted by the OKC Thunder in an embarrassing 4 game sweep. After a couple of off season acquisitions, Lakers fans as well the Laker staff had high expectations for its team this year. The team acquired Steve Nash and center Dwight Howard formulating what on paper maybe the most impressive starting five in the NBA. So far in 5 games it hasn’t panned out and the front office begun to get restless with losses. Before the initial start of the season the Lakers had lost all 10 pre-season games, which sparked some concern but it was over looked by many because after all it is “just the pre-season.” Nevertheless the regular season starting the same way and the “we’ll be ok” speeches by Coach Brown and guard Kobe Bryant proved to not be enough for General Manager Mitch Kupchak to spare Brown’s job.
The Lakers GM released this statement: "Today we relieved Mike Brown of his head coaching duties with the Los Angeles Lakers. Mike is a good man. He is very hard working, maybe one of the hardest-working coaches that I've ever been around. The bottom line is that the team is not winning at the pace that we expected this team to win and we didn't see improvement. We wish Mike well and we're sorry it ended this way. So, we've decided to move in another direction and make a change." Right now the Lakers have turned to assistant coach Bernie Bickerstaff to replace Brown temporarily but the staff already has a few candidates in mind. The obvious #1 pick for job is the zen master himself. With an abundance of rings and a system that won him three in Los Angeles, the Lakers will indeed reach out to Phil Jackson for his return. Will he decide to come back is the question? Everyone knows for Phil to make that move it will have to be the perfect situation with the right players, and who better than the added pieces of Howard and Nash to go along with Kobe and Pao. Also making this deal work will be the money issue and how much will be Phil’s fee. The other candidate who is no doubt a runner up and plan B, is Mike D’antoni. D’antoni is a methodical court wiz who assisted this summer’s Olympic team to gold, so there will be some familiarity and respect between him and Kobe Bryant.
All-star Kobe Bryant said “Tough day. I've seen coaches as well as friends come and go. No matter how many years I've been playing, it's still hard to deal with. I had a good relationship with Mike and I will continue to have one. I wish him and his family nothing but the best. I spoke with him today and thanked him for all of his hard work and sacrifice.” Kobe and the Lakers quickly moved forward from the firing and immediately grabbed their 2nd win against Golden State. Firing Brown might have been the solution all along is what many will say. However looking back at last season, Brown implemented a defense last season he brought over from Cleveland which had the Cavs as the best defensive team in the NBA 2 straight years. Last year it made the Lakers one of the tops in west and pretty good statistically around the NBA. This year the new presence of Dwight Howard was supposed to help solidify an already impressive defensive team but it has been anything but. Together the Lakers have been lost on defense in nearly every game thus far. It’s almost looked as worse as there new offense, called the “Princeton hybrid”. It’s uncertain as to why Brown choice to add this to the Laker offense but for it, has cost him his walking papers and made the Lake show look downright silly at times. They are shooting ungodly shooting percentages and turnovers tops in the league. It’s unclear of how long the Lakers plan to stick with Bernie Bickersatff, regardless in the meantime they need to pile on in the winning column soon. With loaded teams like the Clippers, the veteran Spurs, and the run n’ gunning Thunder, the western conference will be a dogfight to the end and playoff positioning will be critical.

Written by Functuay of Iamthinfluenc.com


Rihanna - Diamonds


2 Chainz Releases "I'm Different" Artwork

2Chainz proves just how different he is, with this album artwork for his new single "I'm Different".

You will notice that he has the reddish peaches, which of course symbolize his home state of Georgia. What is the gold peach for, you ask? Well it represents him...!!! as being golden.

Sources say that we can expect a video for this very soon. So stay tuned for that.

The question is what do you guys think of the cover.

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President Barack Obama Victory Speech 2012




  4 score and 4 years ago Barack Obama defeated John McCain and became the 44th president of the United States of America. 4 years later the American people have again appointed him leader of this great nation. In the early hours of the night an uncertainty hung over the Obama camp like a bad storm. They trailed considerably as the first states drew conclusion of their votes. While there was many counts being tallied there were also as many conflicting reports of a clear cut leader. This would eventually go in favor for Barack and company. As the swing states begun to fall in line, he would win nearly all of them including Ohio and the 55 pointer, California. When the clock approached 11pm Eastern Time it was evident that Barack Obama would have exactly what he had hoped for, four more years.
Heading into the wee hours of the night one of the most important of the swing states, Florida had not yet concluded there voting. Florida was said to be most critical this year to the campaign of both Obama and Romney. Had Florida been punctual it still wouldn’t have gave Governor Romney the lead but it could have closed a considerable gap. However the voting woes continued in Florida and who the state chose is still unclear at this time. What is clear is that the Obama camp was so far ahead, the missing Florida vote did not stop his victory. Governor Romney edged out the president in many states but the ones with bigger impact such as Pennsylvania, New York, and Ohio all were in favor of Obama.

 Looking forward to the future and the obstacles that still lies ahead of this Obama cabinet, many feel there are still questions to be answered and things to be done. The president has implemented a new healthcare reform but what else he will change this term is a question many in the nation are asking. During his campaign he was faced with similar questions and Obama was quick to note how uncooperative congress was. Congress shut down many proposed bills from the Obama administration. Too often were his plans and attempts rejected by republicans in the house. Furthermore In his acceptance speech he says he hopes that in this term his administration and congress can work together to make America better rather than oppose each other on every issue. Maybe then the concerns of all will be heard, becoming a more unified America and not a land of divided people.

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