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[GAMER TIME] – Pokken Tournament || Hosted by @SpiegelDFE

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Looks like Nintendo fans have more than just Super Smash Bros. to give them their Pokemon fighting fix. Coming from a collaboration with Bandai Namco, Pokken tournament just might be the fighting game that Pokefans have been waiting for. If you grew up playing Pokemon on your Gameboy, then you remember the simple animations on the various moves. Pokken Tournament fully renders out these fantastic attacks and the aesthetics are sure to please new and old fans alike.

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Machamp giving the the hands

You pick a trainer, you pick a partner Pokemon and you go on a journey to conquer the Ferrum league. The story isn’t nything outside of the typical Pokemon fare, but the story is not why we’re here. You make your trainer and there are a lot of customization options available for them through the use of in game money or by tapping any Amiibo figurines you might own.

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Got my trainer swaggin’ hard

The fighting is fluid and does things differently from your typical fighting game. If you come into this playing like its Smash Bros. or Street Fighter then you’re in for a rude awakening. The moves have a feeling of weight and connection behind them which is very important to the genre. It feels very responsive when you’re handing out whoopins.k

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Pikachu comin’ at ya from the top of the turnbuckle!

I had a lot of fun with Pokken tournament so make sure to check out the video above for more thoughts and see me go toe to toe with another trainer online in order to test my skills.

Stay tuned to Gamer Time and follow me on Twitter @SpiegelDFE

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Upcoming Event: 3/19 – Props And Bonds Presents Saturday Mic Live at The Bridge

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THERE HAVE BEEN SOME BIG CHANGES TO
Saturday Mic Live THIS MONTH!

On March 19th 2016, 55 cities around the world will be using HipHop Culture to raise money for Flint, Michigan and help out those in need of clean water. s/o to @hiphop4flint_miami for reaching out to us and including us in this endeavor!
$10 Online
$12 at the Door
All Proceeds Will Go Towards Helping the Families in Flint, Michigan

Help us raise enough money to help out as many families as possible in Flint. For more info, visit:
www.hiphop4flint.com
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Props and Bonds Presents: SATURDAY MIC LIVE
SATURDAY MARCH 19TH
9PM – 2AM @ “The Bridge”
4220 NW 7th Ave Miami, FL 33127
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PRESENTING:
@jredgram
@soflorod
@kooley4rmtheave
@primelegend_lmg
@hakimgreen
@thirstinhowlthe3rd
PRODUCER BATTLE:
@khai_genius
@xia_dawn
@hueyforbes

HOSTED BY:
@luni_lovin and @ksvctr
SOUNDS BY:
@vlvt_jones
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HOT TOPIC: HOW MEEK MILL COULD’VE ETHER-ED DRAKE

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This is not B.I.G. vs. 2Pac. This is not Jay Z vs. Nas. Contrary to Meek Mill’s belief, this is certainly not 50 Cent vs. Ja Rule. This is not even beef, “Beef is when you need two gats to go to sleep.” This is a rap BATTLE. Whether you find it entertaining or not, you cannot deny that this current rap battle has sparked an energy and buzz around the music industry that we have not seen in many years. While all signs are pointing to Drake as the guy demolishing his opponent right now, what if I told you it could have very easily resulted another way. I’m about to tell you how Meek Mill could’ve ether-ed Drake.

5l4Gb0XaWhen Meek Mill gathered factual proof that Drake does not write all of his raps on his own, he should have never broke the news on Twitter. Today’s younger rap fans and Drake fans might say it does not matter, but guess what: IT DOES MATTER and people who live and breathe the culture knows this. This is one of, if not the biggest thing you can ever hold over a MC’s head in a battle. Instead of a Twitter post, he should have recorded a diss verse (preferably over a Drake beat) and release it on the Internet without any warning. In the verse he should have aimed a line or two at Drizzy like, “And don’t compare to me Drake, he don’t write all of his own raps!” Meek Mill would not even have to reveal knowledge of the reference tracks just yet because that one line alone would have been enough to get the rap world’s attention and leave people wondering where this is all coming from. By doing this he would have caught Drake’s camp totally off guard, which is a perfect war tactic. Blindside your opponent when it’s time to invade. He also would have established himself as the aggressor. So if you compare it to boxing, usually the more aggressive boxer gets the most cheers from the crowd (in this case, the fans.) Ultimately, the fans get a say in who won the battle or not. After the first shot, Meek should have stayed off of social media, no rants and Twitter fingers. Let Drake think he may not have something like the reference tracks to destroy him. Wait for a reply on record. Once Drake responds, which could have possibly sounded different, than what he has out now, that is when Meek Mill (without any warning from his team or famous DJ’s) should have came back immediately with the ether.

First of all, this would have negated any chance of there being a record called “Back to Back” and would have killed any of the self proclaimed 6 God’s momentum. This is when Meek should have let everything out without holding back anything. I’m talking about three verses mentioning everything from having a co-writer to the alleged incident inside of the “Takers” movie screening in 2010. This is when he goes back to his battle rap days and use that approach. That means rapping some facts, jokes, personal attacks, and great delivery to humiliate the biggest guy in Hip-Hop. This would have made Drizzy vulnerable and his back would have been against the ropes. It would have sent rap fans, bloggers, radio, and social media into a frenzy. It would not have knocked out Drake the singer and entertainer but it would have ether-ed Drake the lyricist and MC. Meek Mill, the flashy and energetic kid from the streets of Philadelphia, would have been victorious. Battle over.

Unless you’ve been living on Mars the past few weeks, you know that it did not play out that way at all. Unfortunately, Meek Mill underestimated his foe and Drake was almost flawless with his counter attack. Instead of being strategic, Meek was in his feelings and “jump[ed] out the face.” I’m not going to say this battle is over, but I will say that Mr. Dream Chaser has a lot of catching up to do.

P.S. My sister, Jasmine Turner, is responsible for the line “jump[ed] out the face” in this article. She got her credit now I’m gone.

SM is an Author and Artist from NYC currently residing in Atlanta, GA. Follow him on Twitter and Instagram @ClassicSmalls

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Event Review: Last Mic Standing 3


Friday night June 18, 2010. I attended the Last Mic Standing 3. That was hosted at the White Room in Downtown, Miami. Personally this was the first time I have ever went to the White Room, and I was really impressed. This is a perfect place to host these type of events. Lounge feel to it and a bar in every room. The battles were in the Red Room.

The MC’s that battled were Thousand, Hindurock, Drops, LMS, Misk, Legacy, Knowledge Medina, Dirty DEM, Art, and Surgeon General. The way they would pick the order of the next pair that would perform was picking names out of a cap. I was the lucky person to pick a name for the first round in Last Mic Standing 3, which I choose LMS.

I’m glad I went out to the show, got to see a lot of crazy freestyle battles. Everyone did an awesome job and they went out to kill it! The only thing I found disappointing was the organization, wish it had more room for them to perform. Since the stage was small it just looked like a lot of people on stage. Oh yes! I have a few more things I want to say about this.

I find that they should have kept the original judges from the first half through to the ending. The first battle no one was paying attention due to the judges weren’t there. Found that unfair and they just chose another three people that didn’t watch the performance. Then I felt it was all about favoritism in the picking of the winners. I think they should get judges from places that are far away, since they don’t know the MC they can’t choose their favorite by choosing someone that knocked out the competition.

The winner of this event was Surgeon General. He went all in with his crazy rhymes! They’re were some really close battles but Surgeon General came as the victor. I was trying to get a mini interview with him, but I’m still waiting on a response. But at the end I was able to congratulate him on his win.

Personal Thoughts: I think if we get the word out about these events we can show the community what real local hip hop is. It’s amazing to me, I find it fascinating. This event was great there was a bar that you can buy drinks and enjoy the show. I’m sending mad love to the ViceCity Cypher. Keep doing what your doing!