Token: Sh*ts on Beats and Back in the Day Would Sh*t His Pants

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Well if you haven’t heard of Boston area MC, Token, then you probably haven’t heard his song or the best part, that he use to get wasted in high school and poop his pants. It seems this was something that would happen about weekly, usually on the weekends when Token aka Ben Goldberg, would get what some people call, “white girl wasted.”

Token is only 17, and it appears that this happened last year so granted he was only 16 so barely out of his pull-ups for real though.

It seems that an ex-girlfriend or maybe just a jealous old late night creep buddy has all the evidence which includes pictures and videos. Now we aren’t TMZ so why in the F would we buy these pictures? Well we actually might, but the former “clean up lady” for Token never contacted us back!

Now we grabbed up Token’s bio from his website, and we hope that you guys can go peep him because he does actually have some nice bars. He sounds like he grew up listening to way too much Eminem and Mac Miller, but hey what else is a white boy from Boston going to listen to, Kid Rock? Well maybe, but we don’t think this Pamper and Beer MC was listening to any Kid Rock!

“Ben Goldberg, known by his stage name Token, grew up north of Boston, MA. At a young age Ben was introduced to hip-hop and by the age of 6, began writing down his thoughts and emotions from events in his life and expressing himself through poetry. At the age of 10, Ben began putting melody to these lyrics and recording these poems as raps. What had started out as an outlet of expression soon became his passion. Rather than hanging out with friends as most kids his age were doing, Ben stayed at home continuously perfecting his craft and developing his artistry under his now known stage name “Token”.

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The Weeknd Is Being Sued Over ‘The Hills’ Sample

The Weeknd is reportedly being sued over unauthorized use of a sample in his chart-topping hit “The Hills.”
According to The Hollywood Reporter, a company called Cutting Edge Music Limited has brought a lawsuit against The Weeknd (as well as his producers, Universal, Warner Chappell and Sony/ATV, among others), claiming he illegally sampled music from the obscure 2013 movie The Machine to use for his hit “The Hills.”
Court papers that were filed earlier today (December 9) state that the lawsuit’s main bit of evidence comes from an alleged direct message (or DM) The Weeknd (whose real name is Abel Tesfaye) reportedly sent to Tom Raybould — who created the score for The Machine — via Twitter.
The complaint reads, “On or about March 9, 2015, Defendant MANO sent Raybould a Twitter direct message stating ‘I sampled your music might make it 2 the weeknd next album. Huge fan of what u did 4 the machine movie!’”
The complaint further breaks down the supposed similarities between The Weeknd’s track and the score, saying, “Both the Infringing Song and the Track featuring synthesizer bass-lines performed with almost identical idiosyncratic sounds at the same register and using the same pitch sequence, melodic phase structure and rhythmic durations.”
The plaintiff is suing the Weeknd specifically for “copyright infringement as well as unjust enrichment and is demanding damages as well as a permanent injunction.”
The Weeknd has yet to comment on the lawsuit.

New Beat from The Sample Saint

The Sample Saint delivers another ill track for you MCs/Singers to jump on with his beat, Moon Rocks, which he delivered to us in person last week.

Remember the Sample Saint is personally picking the best version of each song he puts out and the rapper/singer/musician he picks gets the treatment of a full video and placement on his album which will come out via EOne Music.

 

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Keith Richards on The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band: ‘It’s a mishmash of rubbish’

While The Beatles’ 1967 album Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club band is held by many as the greatest album of all time, it still hasn’t over rival Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards.

In a recent interview, Richards, while talking about the 60’s, takes aim at Sgt. Pepper, along with his own band’s Their Satanic Majesties Request – an album released the same year – calling them a “mismash of rubbish”. Continue reading

10 Books That Will Change How You Think Forever

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1. Fooled by Randomness: The Hidden Role of Chance

We gravely underestimate the impact of luck and random events on our lives, using terms like “skills,” and “determinism,” when “luck” and “randomness” are the elements actually at play.

In this book, Nassim Nicholas Taleb cites real-world examples to whip the veil of certainty from our eyes and explains that life is mostly governed by chance. Read this one for an enlightened view on why life is non-linear and not always fair.

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2. The Wisdom of Crowds

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Sure, groupthink can be dangerous, but under the right circumstances crowds can make surprisingly intelligent decisions and even produce better results than the experts or the smartest individuals in those groups. If the group is full of independent thinkers who have no problem pooling intelligence for the common good, you’ve reached the apogee of collective brilliance.

In this book, James Surowiecki summons examples from popular culture, psychology, and biology, and more to illustrate this idea’s implications on how we vote, decide, do business, and move through the world.

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3. Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die

Successful stories, advertising campaigns, and ideas with staying power share the same recognizable characteristics: they’re simple, unexpected, concrete, credible, and emotional — and they tell a unified story.

In this book, Chip & Dan Heath explore why some ideas stick and others don’t, and how you can make yours more velcro than slip ‘n slide.

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4. A Whole New Mind: Why Right Brainers Will Rule the Future

Right brain aptitudes have been historically undervalued and dismissed, but as we move from the Information Age into the Conceptual Age, they’re becoming the future’s superpowers.

What business is increasingly discovering is that while analytical, left-brain thinking is still important, it isn’t insufficient on its own. Being innovative, creative and empathetic are traits that help us succeed professionally, while also increasing our personal well-being.

In this book, bestselling author Daniel Pink takes you on a journey that details the capacities of the two hemispheres and why appreciation for the right side, with all its inveterate skills in design, empathy, and humor, is growing.

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5. Weird Ideas That Work: How to Build a Creative Company

Routine work and innovative work are both important to a company’s success. But truly recognizing the differences between the two and understanding where each is most useful? That is invaluable.

Stanford professor Robert I. Sutton offers insight on the nature of innovation and experimentation, failure, and creative freedom. It’ll blow up everything you thought you knew about creativity and offers ways to put more innovation back into your business via expectation setting, hiring choices, and strategies for dealing with both failure and success.
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