ON July 31st,1968 a LEO KING was born….Happy Birthday Deric Micheal Angelettie aka Master D aka D.O.P. aka D-Dot aka Papa Dot aka Mad Rapper! Shout out to all the Leo’s celebrating birthdays!! GOD Bless!!!!!
At just eleven-years-old Shannon Tavarez (a native of Queens) already had a promising Broadway career performing four shows a week as Young Nala in DISNEY’S The Lion King. Shannon juggled a full day of school before rushing to the Minskoff Theatre – – she was living her dream. Now, just two months later, Shannon’s dream is simply to grow up and return to her normal life. In April, Shannon was diagnosed with Acute Leukemia. The talented young star was performing on stage when the symptoms first hit. Her lower back and legs suddenly started hurting making it difficult for her to perform or even walk. “When I found out, it hit me really hard, like someone was throwing a ball at me. It was shocking and I thought, why me?” said Shannon.
Now, Shannon lives at Cohen Children’s Medical Centerl in Long Island where she receives daily chemotherapy treatments. A bone marrow transplant from a stranger may be her only chance at survival. DKMS, together with The Lion King, Disney Theatrical Productions and Shannon’s family and friends are organizing a bone marrow drive in New York City: Friday, July 23, 10AM-3PM (Broadway’s *Minskoff Theatre, home of Disney’s The Lion King, 200 West 45th Street). Come out and register with DKMS and meet the cast and crew of The Lion King on July 23.
Shannon’s mother is African-American and her father is Dominican. Only eight percent of the seven million registered donors are African-American, which means that only 17 percent of African Americans in need of a transplant will actually receive one.
Every day, thousands of patients search the national registry in hope of a bone marrow donor match. Sadly, six out of 10 patients will never receive a transplant. “We have to fight harder. I feel like it’s my obligation to do whatever I can do recruit more donors,” states Katharina Harf, Co-founder, DKMS Americas, “I lost my mother to leukemia, but others can live if we only had enough donors. Register with DKMS today so Shannon doesn’t have to keep her dream waiting.”
Registering to become a bone marrow donor starts with a simple cheek swab; it is a commitment to help save a life. Donors must be between 18 and 55 and in good general health and meet the eligibility requirements. Upon completion of a simple registration form, prospective donors will receive a swab (with a cotton-tip) of the inside the cheek to collect cheek cells which identify HLA tissue-type. If prospective donors are found to be a match, a DKMS representative will contact them to answer an extended health questionnaire. At that point, a scheduled blood test and physical examination will ultimately determine if those candidates are in fact, the best suitable donors. When prospective donors register with DKMS, they will also be listed on the national registry (operated by the NMDP) and to be a possible donor match for any patient in need of a bone marrow transplant.
To REGISTER as a bone marrow donor with DKMS and watch Shannon’s emotional PSA visit www.getswabbed.org
Black Rob’s Home!!!! Watch as he rips down S.O.B.’s for Capone-N-Noreaga’s Album Release Party…We Back baby!! Stay Tuned!!!
Tun·nel bang·er (noun) Circa 1994-2000, a record—often hardcore and aggressive—that whipped the crowd into a frenzy during the prime-time hour after 1 a.m. at the NYC club’s Sunday-night party.—–>That’s Me!
Once again I have a #1 next to my name. Complex Magazine and DJ Cipha Sounds compiled a list of the 75 All-Time Tunnel Bangers and of course, my track, “It’s All About The Benjamins” was #1. BTW,-I was in the Tunnel in those days and it definitely killed the Tunnel. Hooray for D-dot! Hooray for Brooklyn! Lmao….
Also here’s some more of my songs that made the Top 75 are:
Hypnotize #6, Money, Power, Respect #22, Where I’m From #27 and Can I Live? #54-Unfortunately there was no “The Theme (It’s Party Time)-Tracey Lee on that list-Should have been tho!
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Capone & Noreaga (CNN) had a album release party last night with special appearances from Raekwon, Black Rob, Scram Jones and more…
Long time Yankee owner, George Steinbrenner, died of a heart attack @ the age of 80. I had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Steinbrenner in the 90’s after the Yankees won their second World Series in a row. He was very gracious and humble. He cracked jokes and yelled alittle bit @ his people. But I was told that was him. He operated one of “The Greatest Baseball franchises in History: The New York Yankees. Thanx George!
On Thursday, July 8th, 2010 Lebron James announced that he will join Dwayne Wade and Chris Bosh in Miami to compete for an NBA title. FYI-Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert is a A%$Hole! Lmao..
My bro Puff sits down with Peter Rosenberg and discusses his early connect to music and Hip-Hop. Also speaks on his early days getting into the music business…We go way back…!