MC Lyte and Aloe Blacc Discuss Upcoming Projects

Some of our favorite artists are releasing new music. 

Read what they had to say on the red carpet for the 2015 Clive Davis Gala.

MC Lyte

What are you working on?

I’m working on a new record. It’s done actually. It’ll be out in April, I’m excited about it, I think you might have heard two songs already one is “Ball” with Lil’ Mama and the other one is “Dear John” with Common. And so I’ve got other folks on the record – Mario, Kenny Lattimore, Faith Evans, Coko from SWV. Hopefully I’m not forgetting anybody, I’ve got some newcomers- 10Beats, AV, Stan. It’s a great album.

 

What sets it apart from your other works. Why is it special?

Well it’s been many many years since my last record and it’s sort of like a merge between new and true. New meaning the sounds of hip hop today and true meaning the sounds of hip hop yesterday.

 

Aloe Blacc

How excited are you to be at The Grammys?

I’m excited to potentially win a Grammy. Hopefully, but if I don’t, it’s all good because the category is filled with really talented musicians that all deserve to win anyway.

What’s your next project?

I’m working on my next album really soon. Right after Grammys, I’ll be in the studio writing songs. I’ve got an album also already ready to go but I haven’t put it out. It’s a hip hop album with my man DJ Exile. We haven’t put out an album for a long time, so I’m looking forward to getting back into hip hop.

Tell me about the project with DJ Exile?

Well for years we’ve had a group called Emanon and we just haven’t released anything. Exile went on to produce for G-Unit and I’ve kinda just flirted with the rhymes over the years. Now I’m getting back to it and we’ve got some songs that I think are really really strong. We’re not trying to compete in the market place we’re just trying to put out good art.

 

Neil Portnow is the president of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences.

What are you excited for at The Grammys?

Three and half hours of the greatest live music concert on the planet and we’re going to deliver that and we’re very proud and excited of what’s coming.

What makes Clive Davis so special?

Well Clive’s been an icon in the business for decades. He’s one of the finest record men, an iconic record man who’s brought some of the greatest talent to our public and he’s a friend, he’s a mentor, I’ve worked with him and we’re really proud we’ve partnered on this party.

What did you think about Kanye and Paul McCartney collaborating?

The beauty of music is that it’s a universal language and at the Grammys we’ve been doing these unique pairings and Grammy moments for years, so we think to some degree we’ve helped to create an environment where they want to do that and they look forward to doing that and I’m delighted that they did.

 

India.Arie

Tell me why it was important to come support Clive tonight and be part of the celebration?

I mean this is the industry that I’m in and this is one of the nights when everything is the leading edge of what’s new and what’s good and fresh and I always want to be there for that. It only happens once a year so I want to come when I can.

And who are you excited to see at The Grammys?

Sam Smith of course like everyone else. He’s not performing I don’t think, but I want to see Stevie Wonder. Always.

 

What do you love about Stevie?

That’s a whole other conversation. But I just was touring with him last year, I was on the “Songs Of The Key Of Life Tour.” He’s my favorite music in the world.  

Check out some of your favorite stars walking the red carpet at the event:

50 NYC Crews Hit Streets To Tackle Potholes

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — New York City launched a pothole blitz Sunday as 50 crews hit the streets to patch up craters.

The city Department of Transportation is hitting all five boroughs this week as workers try to repair as many potholes as they can, 1010 WINS’ Derricke Dennis reported.

Crews have already repaired nearly 100,000 potholes since December.

50 NYC Crews Hit Streets To Tackle Potholes

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Derricke Dennis reports

One driver on Sunday morning was at a Shell gas station at East 96th Street and FDR Drive fixing a flat tire from a pothole.

“It just keeps getting worse and worse,” he said. “It’s like the fourth time this week that I get the flat tire.”

A gas station attendant at East 23rd Street and FDR Drive said drivers have been parading through with flat tires in recent weeks.

“We see a lot of people come in here with damaged cars talking about potholes,” he said.

According to AAA, potholes cost drivers as much as $700 in repairs each year, CBS2’s Ilana Gold reported.

And the damage can be serious.

“The lady, she broke the axel of the car,” the gas station attendant described. “She nearly had an accident.”

“It’s a hazard. God forbid there’s an incident that can occur,” said Anthony Marando.

Marando damaged the rims on his car Sunday morning after hitting a pothole on the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway.

“Both of my rims cracked. (You have to be frustrated.) It is extremely frustrating, I mean, just the cost alone,” he said.

Mechanics at Repairs On Wheels in Borough Park, Brooklyn can barely keep up with the customers’ blowouts and banged up rims.

“(How busy are you on a given day?) I would say anywhere between 50 and 100 rims a day,” said Alex Faynkikh, with Repairs On Wheels.

AAA said keeping the proper tire pressure can help minimize damage if you hit a pothole.

The DOT has launched a Tumblr blog, The Daily Pothole, where it chronicles the work being done.

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Snow Blankets Tri-State Area; Wintry Mix Expected To Follow

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — More snow was falling on the Tri-State area Sunday, leaving commuters facing yet another messy Monday morning commute.

The snow arrived midday, starting to the west of the city and then moving east. There will be mainly snow showers for much of the daylight hours, but by late afternoon or early evening, the snowfall should become more steady, CBS2 meteorologist Vanessa Murdock said.

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Overnight, the precipitation is expected to change into a wintry mix for the city, south of the city and much of Long Island, Murdock said.

While the precipitation should stop before Monday morning’s commute, drivers should expect slick roadways and slushy spots.

South of the city should see between a coating and 2 inches of snow. The city, most of Long Island and much of New Jersey could get 2 to 4 inches. North and northwest of the city — parts of Suffolk County, Westchester County, Rockland County, Bergen County — are expected to receive 4 to 6 inches of snow. Long Island’s East End is expected to get the highest snow totals with 6 to 8 inches.

The National Weather Service issued a winter weather advisory for Northeastern Connecticut through 7 a.m. Monday. A winter storm warning was issued in southern New Haven.

A winter weather advisory is in effect through 7 a.m. Monday for the greater New York City area.

A winter storm warning was issued for Mercer, Middlesex, Northwestern Burlington, Ocean, and Western Monmouth in New Jersey and Suffolk County on Long Island through 4 a.m. Monday.

The New York City Office of Emergency Management issued a travel advisory for Sunday and the Monday morning rush hour commute.

Meanwhile, New York City’s Department of Sanitation issued a snow alert for Sunday that began at noon, readying snow plows, salt spreaders and staff ahead of the storm.

As WCBS 880’s Jim Smith reported, Mayor Bill de Blasio urged New Yorkers to be cautious with the unending wintry weather.

De Blasio said the city is prepared for a few inches, followed by warmer temperatures.

“Because it’s going to warm up a bit and turn into rain, we expect very little accumulation and we expect rising temperatures going into tomorrow morning,” the mayor said.

Snow Blankets Tri-State Area; Wintry Mix Expected To Follow

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Jim Smith reports

Still de Blasio said the sanitation department has 500 salt spreaders and 1,500 plows at the ready.

“We hope, we hope that there will be minimal impact on the morning commute, but again we’re going to be monitoring very, very closely,” he said.

Although many New Yorkers are used to this weather toward the end of the season, the mayor again reminded residents the wintry mix will be slippery.

“I want everyone to exercise caution,” he said.

The city suspended alternate-side parking for Monday.

Over in Yonkers, roads were slick and drivers had a hard time moving about.

Drivers trying to tackle Parkhill Avenue in the weather faced a fierce battle and often lost, CBS2’s Matt Kozar reported.

(Are the snow plows coming through?) No I haven’t seen any plows come through since it started snowing,” said Shashanna Jenkins, of Yonkers.

CBS2 cameras did find some plows, but they couldn’t clear the blacktop fast enough. One Yonkers plow operator tried to squeeze down a narrow street, but got stuck after sideswiping an SUV.

Ava Lassiter happen to be sitting in the SUV when it happened.

“I felt something dragging up against my car, like something ramming up against it and dragging it, and it was him,” she said.

Like any accident, police took a report.

New Jersey officials reduced the speed limit on the entire Garden State Parkway and most of the New Jersey Turnpike down to 35 due to snowy and icy conditions on the roadway. Officials did not say when that restriction would be lifted.

NJ TRANSIT announced it will cross-honor tickets systemwide Monday.

Meanwhile area airports are experiencing delays.

By Sunday night Newark Liberty International Airport travelers were looking at more than three hours of delays.

Inbound flights are John F. Kennedy International Airport were delayed about 2 hours and 15 minutes due to snow and ice. Departures were delayed an average of 40 minutes.

And LaGuardia Airport was seeing delays of up to an hour and a half.

 

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Harden’s 33 points leads Rockets over Cavs 105-103 in OT (Yahoo Sports)

HOUSTON, TX - MARCH 1: James Harden #13 of the Houston Rockets high fives teammates after the Cleveland Cavaliers during the game on March 1, 2015 at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bill Baptist/NBAE via Getty Images)

James Harden scored 33 points for Houston and Cleveland star LeBron James missed a pair of free throws with 4.2 seconds left in overtime, helping the Rockets hold on for a 105-103 win over the Cavaliers on Sunday. James hit a 3-pointer with 43.5 seconds left to get Cleveland within one. Harden and James got tangled up on Houston’s next possession, but no foul was called and the shot clock expired. James drove into the lane and was fouled by Josh Smith, but he missed both free throws to finish 3 for 11 at the line.


Jimmie Johnson pulls away for another Atlanta Sprint Cup win (Yahoo Sports)

Jimmie Johnson (48) drives through Turn 4 during the NASCAR Sprint Cup series auto race at Atlanta Motor Speedway, Sunday, March 1, 2015, in Hampton, Ga. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Likely locking up a run at his record-tying seventh championship before it even turns to spring, Jimmie Johnson pulled away after the final restart with 13 laps to go Sunday, winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Atlanta Motor Speedway. It was the 71st victory of Johnson’s career, and his fourth at the 1.54-mile trioval south of Atlanta. It also gives him an almost-certain spot in the season-ending Chase, going for a title that would tie him with Richard Petty and the late Dale Earnhardt. ”That takes a ton of pressure off.” Dale Earnhardt Jr. was third, followed by Daytona 500 winner Joey Logano, who started from the pole and led 84 laps early in the race.


Los Angeles Clippers vs. Chicago Bulls 3/1/15: Video Highlights and Recap

Life without Derrick Rose continued for the Chicago Bulls as they took on the Los Angeles Clippers at the United Center Sunday.

The Clippers, who had won just five of their last 10 games, picked up a much-needed 96-86 victory over Chicago, with Chris Paul and DeAndre Jordan leading the way.

CP3 racked up a team-high 28 points on 12-of-19 shooting to go with 12 assists, five rebounds and a block on the day. Jordan, meanwhile, asserted his will on the glass, gobbling up a ridiculous 26 rebounds along with nine points, two blocks and two steals.

The Bulls continued with their “point center” approach sans D-Rose, with Joakim Noah racking up 13 points, 11 rebounds and six assists against L.A. Rookie big man Nikola Mirotic poured in a team-high 29 points on 11-of-23 shooting, while star swingman Jimmy Butler hyperextended his left elbow and played only 22 minutes before checking out for good.

Watch the video for full highlights.

​Girl Uses A Lip Plumping Gadget & Gets WAY More Than She Bargained For!

Everyone is trying to get lips like Kylie Jenner‘s these days… but at what cost!?

Brittany Foster tried out a popular plumping gadget from CandyLipz, but they got soooo much more PLUMP than she wanted!

[ Related: Kris Jenner Rocks A Plump Pout Just Like Kylie ]

After leaving it on for two minutes, her lips had nearly doubled in size! In an interview following the disaster, she said:

“I took it off and I just looked in the mirror and I said, ‘Oh my god what have I done? No, no, no, this can’t be happening,’ As soon as I looked in the mirror I thought ‘What have I done to myself?'”

Not to fear, because her lips eventually deflated. But the company thinks this is exactly the result they wanted, saying:

“My, she got huge lips, we love it. It is very normal to get the cupping marks. These marks are temporary and will resolve within 7 days or less.”

Sure enough, their site crashed as a result of the sudden publicity, so people are buying more now than ever!

Ch-ch-check out the video (below) for some laughs!

Would U try this product???

​Girl Uses A Lip Plumping Gadget & Gets WAY More Than She Bargained For!

Everyone is trying to get lips like Kylie Jenner‘s these days… but at what cost!?

Brittany Foster tried out a popular plumping gadget from CandyLipz, but they got soooo much more PLUMP than she wanted!

[ Related: Kris Jenner Rocks A Plump Pout Just Like Kylie ]

After leaving it on for two minutes, her lips had nearly doubled in size! In an interview following the disaster, she said:

“I took it off and I just looked in the mirror and I said, ‘Oh my god what have I done? No, no, no, this can’t be happening,’ As soon as I looked in the mirror I thought ‘What have I done to myself?'”

Not to fear, because her lips eventually deflated. But the company thinks this is exactly the result they wanted, saying:

“My, she got huge lips, we love it. It is very normal to get the cupping marks. These marks are temporary and will resolve within 7 days or less.”

Sure enough, their site crashed as a result of the sudden publicity, so people are buying more now than ever!

Ch-ch-check out the video (below) for some laughs!

Would U try this product???

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