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Advice, College, and Fresh: How many Tme FAILED iMes To Secome Sw cCessf e@cEoCHARLTE gce FATLED FAILED 2002fashion n Hots & erey) 2003erchol Online Serth Engine) Spit%Gome Con (xop Hop music Site FAILED 2605-2007 2007-2 YFTLED 007-20os SYG management (Arist Menagement coy) %- Now Travs Porter Street ket cess 2olo-Now Multi atium Record ceocharlie It took me 7 years of failure to become an over night success... I wanted to use this as motivation for everyone who has been trying and has those thoughts of quitting... You have to keep going! Each failure set me up for my next step. Every step of the way hurt... Each time I had to move on... Especially in 2007 when I dropped out of college to become a camera man for soulja boy. I dropped just about everything in my life to chase an opportunity Just 4-5 months later I got fired... Fell flat on my face. That is when I wanted to go into artist management. I signed a girl group and got them a record deal with Interscope records.... thought at that point my life was about to change! About 5 months later they let me go as their manager for "Ciara's" manager back then. I just couldn't get anywhere... Kept falling flat on my face....But I picked myself back up.. Pulled myself out of my depression and met "Travis Porter" this same week 8 years ago. I finally got my first success in business! After years of passing out Cds with my own 2 hands with my business partners... We have gone on to sell millions and millions in music with our company street execs with Travis Porter, 2 Chainz, bankroll fresh, young Dolph and many others.... We've been nominated for Grammys and have had 8 world tours. It simply takes time... Use my story as your motivation... My advice to you is... Make mistakes faster... And get up stronger! Share this with a friend gucci-flipflops: Motivation
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 To Secome Sw cCessf
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 FAILED
 2002fashion n
 Hots & erey)
 2003erchol
 Online Serth Engine)
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 2007-2 YFTLED
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 %- Now Travs Porter Street ket
 cess
 2olo-Now
 Multi atium Record

 ceocharlie It took me 7 years of failure to become an
 over night success... I wanted to use this as
 motivation for everyone who has been trying and has
 those thoughts of quitting... You have to keep going!
 Each failure set me up for my next step. Every step of
 the way hurt... Each time I had to move on...
 Especially in 2007 when I dropped out of college to
 become a camera man for soulja boy. I dropped just
 about everything in my life to chase an opportunity
 Just 4-5 months later I got fired... Fell flat on my face.
 That is when I wanted to go into artist management. I
 signed a girl group and got them a record deal with
 Interscope records.... thought at that point my life
 was about to change! About 5 months later they let
 me go as their manager for "Ciara's" manager back
 then. I just couldn't get anywhere... Kept falling flat on
 my face....But I picked myself back up.. Pulled
 myself out of my depression and met "Travis Porter"
 this same week 8 years ago. I finally got my first
 success in business! After years of passing out Cds
 with my own 2 hands with my business partners...
 We have gone on to sell millions and millions in
 music with our company street execs with Travis
 Porter, 2 Chainz, bankroll fresh, young Dolph and
 many others.... We've been nominated for Grammys

 and have had 8 world tours. It simply takes time...
 Use my story as your motivation... My advice to you
 is... Make mistakes faster... And get up stronger!
 Share this with a friend
gucci-flipflops:

Motivation

gucci-flipflops: Motivation

Bad, cnn.com, and Fall: The Independent @Independent Here's what you should do in the event of a nuclear attack ind.pn/ 2piOhjW 8/9/17, 3:19 PM NBC News @NBCNews NBC NEWS "Don't run. Get inside". What experts say to do in case of a nuclear attack nbcnews.to/2VNWTmt 8/9/17, 9:30 AM CN CNN @CNN Hawaii is preparing in case of a North Korea attack. Experts say you have about 15 min. to take cover after a launch cnn.it/2upXdZ9 picklegal1: transgirlpinup: lime-vodkaaa: goodshinyhunter: tripprophet: weavemama: ladies and gentlemen we have officially reached the “in case a nuclear attack happens” phase……. [x] This shit is wild. There should be an amber alert or something to warn us, hopefully. But if you’re so close to the blast that the entire outside flashes white your first priority is to get underneath the blastwave any way you can. After that you have 2 options: drive away or protect yourself from the radiation. Option one is tough because literally everybody else is going to want to do this, and you could get stuck right in the fallout. And lemme tell you, if you’re stuck out there when the ashes first fall for more than 15 minutes, you’re dead. Radiation poisoning. Option two is harder, but has a better success rate. Get underground. Most houses have a crawlspace, but in this bad time just saw a fucking hole in your floor. Put table over hole. Pack some large containers (like tubs), with dirt, tight, and stack them on your table or wherever you’re going to be directly underneath. you need 36 inches if dirt to be protected from the radiation poisoning. You could preemptively buy lead and stick that in a container with a lot of serface area, i forget how many inches you need vertically. How ever much serface area the dirt/metal/lead covers is how much you and your party will be able to move around. As long as there’s enough inches vertically you’ll be good so long as you stay under it. You gotta stay under there for at least 2 weeks, 3 to be sure. Also, if you can see the mushroom cloud, stick your arm out as far as you can. Do a thumbs-up and close one eye. If your thumb is bigger than the cloud, you are safe. If the cloud is bigger or the same size as your thumb, then that means you are in the radiation zone and should evacuate immediately. Fuck I cant believe this is something I need to reblog. Time for these guys to exist (also get your pip boys ready)
Bad, cnn.com, and Fall: The Independent
 @Independent
 Here's what you should do in the
 event of a nuclear attack ind.pn/
 2piOhjW
 8/9/17, 3:19 PM

 NBC News
 @NBCNews
 NBC NEWS
 "Don't run. Get inside". What experts
 say to do in case of a nuclear attack
 nbcnews.to/2VNWTmt
 8/9/17, 9:30 AM

 CN
 CNN
 @CNN
 Hawaii is preparing in case of a North
 Korea attack. Experts say you have
 about 15 min. to take cover after a
 launch cnn.it/2upXdZ9
picklegal1:

transgirlpinup:

lime-vodkaaa:

goodshinyhunter:


tripprophet:


weavemama:

ladies and gentlemen we have officially reached the “in case a nuclear attack happens” phase……. [x]

This shit is wild.


There should be an amber alert or something to warn us, hopefully. But if you’re so close to the blast that the entire outside flashes white your first priority is to get underneath the blastwave any way you can.
After that you have 2 options: drive away or protect yourself from the radiation. 
Option one is tough because literally everybody else is going to want to do this, and you could get stuck right in the fallout. And lemme tell you, if you’re stuck out there when the ashes first fall for more than 15 minutes, you’re dead. Radiation poisoning.
Option two is harder, but has a better success rate. Get underground. Most houses have a crawlspace, but in this bad time just saw a fucking hole in your floor. Put table over hole. Pack some large containers (like tubs), with dirt, tight, and stack them on your table or wherever you’re going to be directly underneath. you need 36 inches if dirt to be protected from the radiation poisoning. You could preemptively buy lead and stick that in a container with a lot of serface area, i forget how many inches you need vertically. 
How ever much serface area the dirt/metal/lead covers is how much you and your party will be able to move around. As long as there’s enough inches vertically you’ll be good so long as you stay under it. 
You gotta stay under there for at least 2 weeks, 3 to be sure.


Also, if you can see the mushroom cloud, stick your arm out as far as you can. Do a thumbs-up and close one eye. If your thumb is bigger than the cloud, you are safe. If the cloud is bigger or the same size as your thumb, then that means you are in the radiation zone and should evacuate immediately.


Fuck I cant believe this is something I need to reblog.


Time for these guys to exist (also get your pip boys ready)

picklegal1: transgirlpinup: lime-vodkaaa: goodshinyhunter: tripprophet: weavemama: ladies and gentlemen we have officially reached t...

Bad, cnn.com, and Fall: The Independent @Independent Here's what you should do in the event of a nuclear attack ind.pn/ 2piOhjW 8/9/17, 3:19 PM NBC News @NBCNews NBC NEWS "Don't run. Get inside". What experts say to do in case of a nuclear attack nbcnews.to/2VNWTmt 8/9/17, 9:30 AM CN CNN @CNN Hawaii is preparing in case of a North Korea attack. Experts say you have about 15 min. to take cover after a launch cnn.it/2upXdZ9 lime-vodkaaa: goodshinyhunter: tripprophet: weavemama: ladies and gentlemen we have officially reached the “in case a nuclear attack happens” phase……. [x] This shit is wild. There should be an amber alert or something to warn us, hopefully. But if you’re so close to the blast that the entire outside flashes white your first priority is to get underneath the blastwave any way you can. After that you have 2 options: drive away or protect yourself from the radiation. Option one is tough because literally everybody else is going to want to do this, and you could get stuck right in the fallout. And lemme tell you, if you’re stuck out there when the ashes first fall for more than 15 minutes, you’re dead. Radiation poisoning. Option two is harder, but has a better success rate. Get underground. Most houses have a crawlspace, but in this bad time just saw a fucking hole in your floor. Put table over hole. Pack some large containers (like tubs), with dirt, tight, and stack them on your table or wherever you’re going to be directly underneath. you need 36 inches if dirt to be protected from the radiation poisoning. You could preemptively buy lead and stick that in a container with a lot of serface area, i forget how many inches you need vertically. How ever much serface area the dirt/metal/lead covers is how much you and your party will be able to move around. As long as there’s enough inches vertically you’ll be good so long as you stay under it. You gotta stay under there for at least 2 weeks, 3 to be sure. Also, if you can see the mushroom cloud, stick your arm out as far as you can. Do a thumbs-up and close one eye. If your thumb is bigger than the cloud, you are safe. If the cloud is bigger or the same size as your thumb, then that means you are in the radiation zone and should evacuate immediately.
Bad, cnn.com, and Fall: The Independent
 @Independent
 Here's what you should do in the
 event of a nuclear attack ind.pn/
 2piOhjW
 8/9/17, 3:19 PM

 NBC News
 @NBCNews
 NBC NEWS
 "Don't run. Get inside". What experts
 say to do in case of a nuclear attack
 nbcnews.to/2VNWTmt
 8/9/17, 9:30 AM

 CN
 CNN
 @CNN
 Hawaii is preparing in case of a North
 Korea attack. Experts say you have
 about 15 min. to take cover after a
 launch cnn.it/2upXdZ9
lime-vodkaaa:

goodshinyhunter:


tripprophet:


weavemama:

ladies and gentlemen we have officially reached the “in case a nuclear attack happens” phase……. [x]

This shit is wild.


There should be an amber alert or something to warn us, hopefully. But if you’re so close to the blast that the entire outside flashes white your first priority is to get underneath the blastwave any way you can.
After that you have 2 options: drive away or protect yourself from the radiation. 
Option one is tough because literally everybody else is going to want to do this, and you could get stuck right in the fallout. And lemme tell you, if you’re stuck out there when the ashes first fall for more than 15 minutes, you’re dead. Radiation poisoning.
Option two is harder, but has a better success rate. Get underground. Most houses have a crawlspace, but in this bad time just saw a fucking hole in your floor. Put table over hole. Pack some large containers (like tubs), with dirt, tight, and stack them on your table or wherever you’re going to be directly underneath. you need 36 inches if dirt to be protected from the radiation poisoning. You could preemptively buy lead and stick that in a container with a lot of serface area, i forget how many inches you need vertically. 
How ever much serface area the dirt/metal/lead covers is how much you and your party will be able to move around. As long as there’s enough inches vertically you’ll be good so long as you stay under it. 
You gotta stay under there for at least 2 weeks, 3 to be sure.


Also, if you can see the mushroom cloud, stick your arm out as far as you can. Do a thumbs-up and close one eye. If your thumb is bigger than the cloud, you are safe. If the cloud is bigger or the same size as your thumb, then that means you are in the radiation zone and should evacuate immediately.

lime-vodkaaa: goodshinyhunter: tripprophet: weavemama: ladies and gentlemen we have officially reached the “in case a nuclear attack h...

Bad, cnn.com, and Fall: The Independent @Independent Here's what you should do in the event of a nuclear attack ind.pn/ 2piOhjW 8/9/17, 3:19 PM NBC News @NBCNews NBC NEWS "Don't run. Get inside". What experts say to do in case of a nuclear attack nbcnews.to/2VNWTmt 8/9/17, 9:30 AM CN CNN @CNN Hawaii is preparing in case of a North Korea attack. Experts say you have about 15 min. to take cover after a launch cnn.it/2upXdZ9 shit-editor: magic-owl: lime-vodkaaa: goodshinyhunter: tripprophet: weavemama: ladies and gentlemen we have officially reached the “in case a nuclear attack happens” phase……. [x] This shit is wild. There should be an amber alert or something to warn us, hopefully. But if you’re so close to the blast that the entire outside flashes white your first priority is to get underneath the blastwave any way you can. After that you have 2 options: drive away or protect yourself from the radiation. Option one is tough because literally everybody else is going to want to do this, and you could get stuck right in the fallout. And lemme tell you, if you’re stuck out there when the ashes first fall for more than 15 minutes, you’re dead. Radiation poisoning. Option two is harder, but has a better success rate. Get underground. Most houses have a crawlspace, but in this bad time just saw a fucking hole in your floor. Put table over hole. Pack some large containers (like tubs), with dirt, tight, and stack them on your table or wherever you’re going to be directly underneath. you need 36 inches if dirt to be protected from the radiation poisoning. You could preemptively buy lead and stick that in a container with a lot of serface area, i forget how many inches you need vertically. How ever much serface area the dirt/metal/lead covers is how much you and your party will be able to move around. As long as there’s enough inches vertically you’ll be good so long as you stay under it. You gotta stay under there for at least 2 weeks, 3 to be sure. Also, if you can see the mushroom cloud, stick your arm out as far as you can. Do a thumbs-up and close one eye. If your thumb is bigger than the cloud, you are safe. If the cloud is bigger or the same size as your thumb, then that means you are in the radiation zone and should evacuate immediately. I cannot believe I actually have to freaking reblog this but here y'all go just in case Take a break from the humor for just a second and read this.
Bad, cnn.com, and Fall: The Independent
 @Independent
 Here's what you should do in the
 event of a nuclear attack ind.pn/
 2piOhjW
 8/9/17, 3:19 PM

 NBC News
 @NBCNews
 NBC NEWS
 "Don't run. Get inside". What experts
 say to do in case of a nuclear attack
 nbcnews.to/2VNWTmt
 8/9/17, 9:30 AM

 CN
 CNN
 @CNN
 Hawaii is preparing in case of a North
 Korea attack. Experts say you have
 about 15 min. to take cover after a
 launch cnn.it/2upXdZ9
shit-editor:

magic-owl:

lime-vodkaaa:


goodshinyhunter:


tripprophet:


weavemama:

ladies and gentlemen we have officially reached the “in case a nuclear attack happens” phase……. [x]

This shit is wild.


There should be an amber alert or something to warn us, hopefully. But if you’re so close to the blast that the entire outside flashes white your first priority is to get underneath the blastwave any way you can.
After that you have 2 options: drive away or protect yourself from the radiation. 
Option one is tough because literally everybody else is going to want to do this, and you could get stuck right in the fallout. And lemme tell you, if you’re stuck out there when the ashes first fall for more than 15 minutes, you’re dead. Radiation poisoning.
Option two is harder, but has a better success rate. Get underground. Most houses have a crawlspace, but in this bad time just saw a fucking hole in your floor. Put table over hole. Pack some large containers (like tubs), with dirt, tight, and stack them on your table or wherever you’re going to be directly underneath. you need 36 inches if dirt to be protected from the radiation poisoning. You could preemptively buy lead and stick that in a container with a lot of serface area, i forget how many inches you need vertically. 
How ever much serface area the dirt/metal/lead covers is how much you and your party will be able to move around. As long as there’s enough inches vertically you’ll be good so long as you stay under it. 
You gotta stay under there for at least 2 weeks, 3 to be sure.


Also, if you can see the mushroom cloud, stick your arm out as far as you can. Do a thumbs-up and close one eye. If your thumb is bigger than the cloud, you are safe. If the cloud is bigger or the same size as your thumb, then that means you are in the radiation zone and should evacuate immediately.


I cannot believe I actually have to freaking reblog this but here y'all go just in case

Take a break from the humor for just a second and read this.

shit-editor: magic-owl: lime-vodkaaa: goodshinyhunter: tripprophet: weavemama: ladies and gentlemen we have officially reached the ...

Bad, cnn.com, and Fall: The Independent @Independent Here's what you should do in the event of a nuclear attack ind.pn/ 2piOhjW 8/9/17, 3:19 PM NBC News @NBCNews NBC NEWS "Don't run. Get inside". What experts say to do in case of a nuclear attack nbcnews.to/2VNWTmt 8/9/17, 9:30 AM CN CNN @CNN Hawaii is preparing in case of a North Korea attack. Experts say you have about 15 min. to take cover after a launch cnn.it/2upXdZ9 lime-vodkaaa: goodshinyhunter: tripprophet: weavemama: ladies and gentlemen we have officially reached the “in case a nuclear attack happens” phase……. [x] This shit is wild. There should be an amber alert or something to warn us, hopefully. But if you’re so close to the blast that the entire outside flashes white your first priority is to get underneath the blastwave any way you can. After that you have 2 options: drive away or protect yourself from the radiation. Option one is tough because literally everybody else is going to want to do this, and you could get stuck right in the fallout. And lemme tell you, if you’re stuck out there when the ashes first fall for more than 15 minutes, you’re dead. Radiation poisoning. Option two is harder, but has a better success rate. Get underground. Most houses have a crawlspace, but in this bad time just saw a fucking hole in your floor. Put table over hole. Pack some large containers (like tubs), with dirt, tight, and stack them on your table or wherever you’re going to be directly underneath. you need 36 inches if dirt to be protected from the radiation poisoning. You could preemptively buy lead and stick that in a container with a lot of serface area, i forget how many inches you need vertically. How ever much serface area the dirt/metal/lead covers is how much you and your party will be able to move around. As long as there’s enough inches vertically you’ll be good so long as you stay under it. You gotta stay under there for at least 2 weeks, 3 to be sure. Also, if you can see the mushroom cloud, stick your arm out as far as you can. Do a thumbs-up and close one eye. If your thumb is bigger than the cloud, you are safe. If the cloud is bigger or the same size as your thumb, then that means you are in the radiation zone and should evacuate immediately.
Bad, cnn.com, and Fall: The Independent
 @Independent
 Here's what you should do in the
 event of a nuclear attack ind.pn/
 2piOhjW
 8/9/17, 3:19 PM

 NBC News
 @NBCNews
 NBC NEWS
 "Don't run. Get inside". What experts
 say to do in case of a nuclear attack
 nbcnews.to/2VNWTmt
 8/9/17, 9:30 AM

 CN
 CNN
 @CNN
 Hawaii is preparing in case of a North
 Korea attack. Experts say you have
 about 15 min. to take cover after a
 launch cnn.it/2upXdZ9
lime-vodkaaa:
goodshinyhunter:


tripprophet:


weavemama:

ladies and gentlemen we have officially reached the “in case a nuclear attack happens” phase……. [x]

This shit is wild.


There should be an amber alert or something to warn us, hopefully. But if you’re so close to the blast that the entire outside flashes white your first priority is to get underneath the blastwave any way you can.
After that you have 2 options: drive away or protect yourself from the radiation. 
Option one is tough because literally everybody else is going to want to do this, and you could get stuck right in the fallout. And lemme tell you, if you’re stuck out there when the ashes first fall for more than 15 minutes, you’re dead. Radiation poisoning.
Option two is harder, but has a better success rate. Get underground. Most houses have a crawlspace, but in this bad time just saw a fucking hole in your floor. Put table over hole. Pack some large containers (like tubs), with dirt, tight, and stack them on your table or wherever you’re going to be directly underneath. you need 36 inches if dirt to be protected from the radiation poisoning. You could preemptively buy lead and stick that in a container with a lot of serface area, i forget how many inches you need vertically. 
How ever much serface area the dirt/metal/lead covers is how much you and your party will be able to move around. As long as there’s enough inches vertically you’ll be good so long as you stay under it. 
You gotta stay under there for at least 2 weeks, 3 to be sure.


Also, if you can see the mushroom cloud, stick your arm out as far as you can. Do a thumbs-up and close one eye. If your thumb is bigger than the cloud, you are safe. If the cloud is bigger or the same size as your thumb, then that means you are in the radiation zone and should evacuate immediately.

lime-vodkaaa: goodshinyhunter: tripprophet: weavemama: ladies and gentlemen we have officially reached the “in case a nuclear attack ha...

Girls, Tumblr, and Bank: blackdenimjeans2: daughterhood: When u steal his bank account info and want to let ur girls know Operation Bleed Him Dry was a success when you serve 15 years for credit card fraud 
Girls, Tumblr, and Bank: blackdenimjeans2:
daughterhood:
When u steal his bank account info and want to let ur girls know Operation Bleed Him Dry was a success
when you serve 15 years for credit card fraud 

blackdenimjeans2: daughterhood: When u steal his bank account info and want to let ur girls know Operation Bleed Him Dry was a success when ...

Bad, Kelis, and Life: it, helping her disovery lay a foundation for his fledgling career The respected and in- demand artst discovered Carter singing for money on the streets of Ne York Citys Greenwich Village and signed him, then took him to the studio to work with producers Timbaland, Nokio, Bink Dog, the Flavahood team, and Gerald issac. In the studio herself work ing on her own project, Missy plans an album release later this year...Back with their master- piece, female supergroup En Vogue has a new album, Masterpiece Theatre, a 13-song work which saw them joining forces once again with the producing duo, Denzil Foster and Thomas McElroy, who helped put them on the map. Still appreciated by fans for the sophistication and glamour they brought back to female R&8 groups, En Vogue is the quintessential girl group. one of the foundations upon which rhythm 'n blues was built. WHO'S NOT showing than whats been reflected by the sales of her second album, Fear Of Flying. Not that she doein't have fans, but her skills are lacking and need serious work..Out of the gate with a bang, newcomer Kelis attracted attention with her anthemic first single, but the rest of her albun, Kleidoscope, failed to measure up. Shes gt a nice marketable look and sound. however, so there's lots to salvage for the next time around..We'll make it short and sweet. What happened to Keisha, Kima, and Pam? Once the strongest group on the Bad Boy Entertainment's roster, these three ladies exuded, street atti tude mixed with smoldering urban sex appeal, Dust 'em off, and bring 'em on back, we say! MARY J. BLIGE DA BRAT 14 WORD UP! BYJAN PETERS WHO'S HOT rhaps more than any other female rapper, Lil Kim has come to define today's hip-hop generation brash, irreverent, outspoken, vulnerable, and real. Hot since Hard Core, L Kim has upped the ante on her populatity by making strategik career moves which have kept her in demand and in the publics eye through a succession of image-making makeovers and bicoastal appearances in person and on wax. Kim's cur rent album, The Notorious K,LM is the first flight of the Queen Bee without the Notorious 8.1.G, a reality which forced her to look within herself for direction. Kim's expansion into other media, film, print ads, and who knows what else is to corme, has brought her clos er to the kind of notoriety that she says she's after, How hot is Lil Kim? Ask your mom if she knows who Lil Kim is. Chances are she will. Lir Kim's friend Mary J. Blige is also another artist whos come into her own. With her most recent album, Mary, already certitied platinum, Mary has retained her superstar status building yeary on her every woman appeal. Currently expanding her horizons as an actress and a model spokesperson for MAC cosmetics Viva Glam lI lipsticks, along with her girl, Lil Kim, Mary's longevity and popularity seems assured...New on the xene, female emcee Rah Digga classifies herself as a "serious" rapper. Not that she cant get all dolied up, but she doesn't want what's on the surface to interfere with the substance underneath. Nevertheless, with the releave of her debut album, Dirty Harriet, Rah Digga immediately established a fan base composed of all kinds of rap fans. Why? Because shes got skilk. A rapper who believes in earning her accolades, Rah Digga s the kind of everyday female to whom fans can relate. If anything, it's her dream that one day female rappers can be taken seriously without relying on the externals to help get them over. Fans cer- tainly have responded to her approach...Fashioned in the same outspoken mold as Lil Kim, Eve came onto the scene and immediately regis tered as a real-life, around-the-way sista whose rap skills secured for her a place in the hip-hop hierarchy. Touring with labelmates from the Ruff Ryders crew, Eve never fails to amaze fans who get impressed with her street cool, flavorful flow, For her, the heat stays on and on...Branded as a hip hop tomboy, Da Brat made her appearance as a rough neck femme whose image lately softened under hot lights for sexy shots as a calen dar queen. for women whe indulge the feminine and masculine sides of their gender, Da Brat was a long awaited role model whose duality they appreci- ated in addition to her rhyme skills. Currently rolling strong from the success of her third album Unrestricted, Da Brat has the distinction of being the first solo female rapper to go platinum. Since then, shes built on her fan base and remained in the spotlight while others faded away...Even when Missy Elliott inot on the charts, better believe she's always got something going on. In this case, it's the debut album release from Torrey Carter, the first male artist from Missy's label imprint, Gold Mine Records. Missy does a turn on ERNEST PANCCIOU MYA LIL'KIM EN VOGUE EYE WORD UP! 13
Bad, Kelis, and Life: it, helping her disovery lay a foundation for his fledgling career The respected and in-
 demand artst discovered Carter singing for money on the streets of Ne York Citys
 Greenwich Village and signed him, then took him to the studio to work with producers
 Timbaland, Nokio, Bink Dog, the Flavahood team, and Gerald issac. In the studio herself work
 ing on her own project, Missy plans an album release later this year...Back with their master-
 piece, female supergroup En Vogue has a new album, Masterpiece Theatre, a 13-song work
 which saw them joining forces once again with the producing duo, Denzil Foster and Thomas
 McElroy, who helped put them on the map. Still appreciated by fans for the sophistication and
 glamour they brought back to female R&8 groups, En Vogue is the quintessential girl group.
 one of the foundations upon which rhythm 'n blues was built.
 WHO'S NOT
 showing than whats been reflected by the sales of her second album, Fear Of Flying. Not
 that she doein't have fans, but her skills are lacking and need serious work..Out of the gate
 with a bang, newcomer Kelis attracted attention with her anthemic first single, but the rest of
 her albun, Kleidoscope, failed to measure up. Shes gt a nice marketable look and sound.
 however, so there's lots to salvage for the next time around..We'll
 make it short and sweet. What happened to Keisha, Kima, and
 Pam? Once the strongest group on the Bad Boy
 Entertainment's roster, these three ladies exuded, street atti
 tude mixed with smoldering urban sex appeal, Dust 'em off, and
 bring 'em on back, we say!
 MARY J. BLIGE
 DA BRAT
 14 WORD UP!

 BYJAN PETERS
 WHO'S HOT
 rhaps more than any other female rapper, Lil Kim
 has come to define today's hip-hop generation
 brash, irreverent, outspoken, vulnerable, and real. Hot
 since Hard Core, L Kim has upped the ante on her
 populatity by making strategik career moves which
 have kept her in demand and in the publics eye
 through a succession of image-making makeovers and
 bicoastal appearances in person and on wax. Kim's cur
 rent album, The Notorious K,LM is the first flight of
 the Queen Bee without the Notorious 8.1.G, a reality
 which forced her to look within herself for direction.
 Kim's expansion into other media, film, print ads, and
 who knows what else is to corme, has brought her clos
 er to the kind of notoriety that she says she's after, How
 hot is Lil Kim? Ask your mom if she knows who Lil Kim
 is. Chances are she will. Lir Kim's friend Mary J. Blige is
 also another artist whos come into her own. With her
 most recent album, Mary, already certitied platinum,
 Mary has retained her superstar status building yeary
 on her every woman appeal. Currently expanding her
 horizons as an actress and a model spokesperson for
 MAC cosmetics Viva Glam lI lipsticks, along with her
 girl, Lil Kim, Mary's longevity and popularity seems
 assured...New on the xene, female emcee Rah Digga
 classifies herself as a "serious" rapper. Not that she
 cant get all dolied up, but she doesn't want what's on
 the surface to interfere with the substance underneath.
 Nevertheless, with the releave of her debut album,
 Dirty Harriet, Rah Digga immediately established a fan
 base composed of all kinds of rap fans. Why? Because
 shes got skilk. A rapper who believes in earning her
 accolades, Rah Digga s the kind of everyday female to
 whom fans can relate. If anything, it's her dream that
 one day female rappers can be taken seriously without
 relying on the externals to help get them over. Fans cer-
 tainly have responded to her approach...Fashioned
 in the same outspoken mold as Lil Kim, Eve
 came onto the scene and immediately regis
 tered as a real-life, around-the-way sista
 whose rap skills secured for her a place
 in the hip-hop hierarchy. Touring with
 labelmates from the Ruff Ryders
 crew, Eve never fails to amaze fans
 who get impressed with her
 street cool, flavorful flow, For
 her, the heat stays on and
 on...Branded as a hip hop
 tomboy, Da Brat made her
 appearance as a rough
 neck femme whose image
 lately softened under hot
 lights for sexy shots as a calen
 dar queen. for women whe
 indulge the feminine and masculine
 sides of their gender, Da Brat was a long
 awaited role model whose duality they appreci-
 ated in addition to her rhyme skills. Currently rolling
 strong from the success of her third album
 Unrestricted, Da Brat has the distinction of being
 the first solo female rapper to go platinum. Since
 then, shes built on her fan base and remained in
 the spotlight while others faded away...Even
 when Missy Elliott inot on the charts, better
 believe she's always got something going on. In
 this case, it's the debut album release from Torrey
 Carter, the first male artist from Missy's label
 imprint, Gold Mine Records. Missy does a turn on
 ERNEST PANCCIOU
 MYA

 LIL'KIM
 EN VOGUE
 EYE
 WORD UP! 13
America, Bad, and Countdown: ioeo telph0nes by Dan Lloyd By courtesy of the Post Office LMOST a hundred country are also experimenting years ago, in January, with the viewphone system, and 1876, eight words were expect some 5 million subscri- spoken into the very first bers by the end of the century. telephone by Alexander Post Office scientists visualise a Graham Bell. They were: national network linking not only "Mr Watson, please come business users but also home here. I want you." Seconds subscribers to local communi- later his breathless assistant cations centres providing a burst in and cried:"Icould hear you. It works variety of educational services Subscribers would be equip- Since that historical message, telecommunications have under gone enormous developments. Spacemen on the Moon can talk to Mission H.Q. on Earth, for example-something Jules Verne never even dreamed o ped with a two-way viewphone instrument comprising a viewer, camera and loudspeaker system, and a separate unit incorporat- ing a microphone and control panel giving access to the local communications centre - The telephone itself has been transformed from a cumbersome looking instrument into a tiny Users could be provided with a small card bearing a personal code, and by inserting this card gadget that can fit into the breast in a slot in the control panel, any "viewphone". Pushbuttons desired service could be obtain- ed simply by keying-up the required numerals on the touch buttons. For example, by press- ABOVE: The Post Office to do some remote-control shop act, in the f re it will be unnecessary to leave the house to order the groceries or obtain one's bank statement. The business uses of the view- phone system are immense, for BELOW: The "picturephone" not only will it enable top execu- system of Bell Telephone tives to save time, but also docu- ments, letters and diagrams could be transmitted by placing photosensitive paper in contact with ultra-violet radiations emit- This makes it possible for policemen, firemen and building-site workers to keep in touch with their control centres. allow a sound-and-picture call, or sound only. po Now the "viewphone" is on the ing certain buttons the user could tune in to a television channel, a library, an information channel, a bank, or the local supermarket way. This is a system that enables telephone talkers to see as well as hear each other. Several major cities in the U.S.A and Japan have already installed experimental viewphone, or "picturephone", systems, and they have been a great success Company of America. ted by the emit The only snag to making eye- ball contact with a telephone caller, of course, is that the phone might ring when the recipient is in bed, or in the bath ted by the receiving viewer. among business executives. Instead of having to attend conferences and make long busi- ness trips, they have simply talked to each other "face to face" on the viewphone. In one instance a model building was shown on the screen and execu- tives approved its design with- out having to go and see the or in the middle of shaving. And it's the boss at the other end perhaps the best thing to do would be to disconnect the camera and say it's out of order. It's bad enough having a spy in the sky without having one in the demonstration. G.P.O. engineers in this bedroom, too! Countdown at 23 scifiseries: Video Telephones / 1971 / “in the future it will be unnecessary to leave the house to order the groceries or to obtain one’s bank statement.”
America, Bad, and Countdown: ioeo
 telph0nes
 by Dan Lloyd
 By courtesy of the Post Office
 LMOST a hundred country are also experimenting
 years ago, in January, with the viewphone system, and
 1876, eight words were expect some 5 million subscri-
 spoken into the very first bers by the end of the century.
 telephone by Alexander Post Office scientists visualise a
 Graham Bell. They were: national network linking not only
 "Mr Watson, please come business users but also home
 here. I want you." Seconds subscribers to local communi-
 later his breathless assistant cations centres providing a
 burst in and cried:"Icould
 hear you. It works
 variety of educational services
 Subscribers would be equip-
 Since that historical message,
 telecommunications have under
 gone enormous developments.
 Spacemen on the Moon can talk
 to Mission H.Q. on Earth, for
 example-something Jules Verne
 never even dreamed o
 ped with a two-way viewphone
 instrument comprising a viewer,
 camera and loudspeaker system,
 and a separate unit incorporat-
 ing a microphone and control
 panel giving access to the local
 communications centre
 -
 The telephone itself has been
 transformed from a cumbersome
 looking instrument into a tiny
 Users could be provided with a
 small card bearing a personal
 code, and by inserting this card
 gadget that can fit into the breast in a slot in the control panel, any "viewphone". Pushbuttons
 desired service could be obtain-
 ed simply by keying-up the
 required numerals on the touch
 buttons. For example, by press-
 ABOVE: The Post Office
 to do some remote-control shop
 act, in the f
 re it will
 be unnecessary to leave the
 house to order the groceries or
 obtain one's bank statement.
 The business uses of the view-
 phone system are immense, for
 BELOW: The "picturephone" not only will it enable top execu-
 system of Bell Telephone tives to save time, but also docu-
 ments, letters and diagrams
 could be transmitted by placing
 photosensitive paper in contact
 with ultra-violet radiations emit-
 This makes it possible
 for policemen, firemen and
 building-site workers to keep in
 touch with their control centres.
 allow a sound-and-picture call,
 or sound only.
 po
 Now the "viewphone" is on the
 ing certain buttons the user could
 tune in to a television channel, a
 library, an information channel,
 a bank, or the local supermarket
 way. This is a system that
 enables telephone talkers to see
 as well as hear each other.
 Several major cities in the U.S.A
 and Japan have already installed
 experimental viewphone, or
 "picturephone", systems, and
 they have been a great success
 Company of America.
 ted by the emit
 The only snag to making eye-
 ball contact with a telephone
 caller, of course, is that the
 phone might ring when the
 recipient is in bed, or in the bath
 ted by the receiving viewer.
 among business executives.
 Instead of having to attend
 conferences and make long busi-
 ness trips, they have simply
 talked to each other "face to
 face" on the viewphone. In one
 instance a model building was
 shown on the screen and execu-
 tives approved its design with-
 out having to go and see the
 or in the middle of shaving. And
 it's the boss at the other end
 perhaps the best thing to do
 would be to disconnect the
 camera and say it's out of order.
 It's bad enough having a spy in
 the sky without having one in the
 demonstration.
 G.P.O. engineers in this
 bedroom, too!
 Countdown at
 23
scifiseries:

Video Telephones / 1971 / “in the future it will be unnecessary to leave the house to order the groceries or to obtain one’s bank statement.”

scifiseries: Video Telephones / 1971 / “in the future it will be unnecessary to leave the house to order the groceries or to obtain one’s b...