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The Self Development Mixtape by The Gritz


I am super proud of the release of this tape. Its available on and is the first of my lil soul/sole series music releases. Read the rest of this entry


The Gritz On… Bill Cosby Allegations

Mark Anthony Howard “The Gritz” | Opinion

Bill_cosby_1969I apologize to women that may have been in any way sexually abused, for what may convey as any of my own insensitivity.

But I also apologize to women that may have been sexually abused, for the women and media that have used such a horrific experience as leverage for their own personal gain towards relevancy.

As many of the columnist whom have chimed in on the scorching topic of Bill Cosby and the 16 claims of drugging and sexual assault; I do not know Mr. Bill Cosby personally and have no clue if these claims are legitimate or completely false.

My opinion only concerns the fact that these claims are ten, twenty, and thirty years seasoned and lack a moral message.
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Gz Up

Brian Williams of nbc features on the Jimmy Fallon show rappin’ Gin and Juice by snoop.

I havent watched a funny video in a long time. this is probably the winner.

Jackie Wilson

Jackie Wilson – is the February 22, 2013, featured story selection from the book to celebrate Black History Month.

 Long before there was Usher, Michael Jackson and Marvin Gaye there was the man who only rivaled Elvis Presley and he was know a…s “Mr. Excitement.” Known as a singer and performer, he captured America by his incredible dance moves, high energy and excitement on stage, Wilson was important in the transition of rhythm and blues into soul. He was considered a master showman, one of the most dynamic and influential singers and performers in R&B and rock history. Gaining fame in his early years as a member of the R&B vocal group Billy Ward and His Dominoes, he went solo in 1957 and recorded over 50 hit singles that spanned R&B, pop, soul, doo-wopand easy listening. During a 1975 benefit concert, he collapsed on-stage from a heart attack and subsequently fell into a coma that persisted for nearly nine years until his death in 1984, aged 49.

Singing legend Etta James dies at 73

Singing legend Etta James dies at 73

Etta James, whose assertive, earthy voice lit up such hits

as “The Wallflower,” “Something’s Got a Hold on Me” and the wedding favorite “At Last,” has died, according to her longtime friend and manager, Lupe De Leon. She was 73.

She died from complications from leukemia with her husband, Artis Mills, and her sons by her side, De Leon said.She was diagnosed with leukemia in 2010, and also suffered from dementia and hepatitis C. James died at a hospital in Riverside, California. She would have turned 74 Wednesday. Read the rest of this entry

Jeezy drops “Thug Motivation 103: Hustlerz Ambition” does 233,000

After numerous delays Young Jeezy’s fourth studio album, Thug Motivation 103: Hustlerz Ambition, was released on

December 20. With final numbers counted the album moved 233,000 units. Good enough to place 3rd on the Billboard 200 chart.

Adele’s 21 shows no sign of slowing down. The album placed No. 2 on the charts with it’s biggest sales week yet, moving 399,000 copies to push it’s 2011 total to 5.68 million according to Billboard.

Michael Buble’s Christmas album claimed the top spot on the charts, selling 467,000 copies.

Common’s The Dreamer/The Believer sold 69,000 units, landing at the No. 18 spot.


Bears receiver Sam Hurd posted bail!/img/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/landscape_485/image.jpg

Bears receiver Sam Hurd posted $100,000 bail Friday evening and was released from federal custody on charges he tried to buy giant amounts of drugs to distribute in the Chicago area.

And by the time he did, he wasn’t a Bear anymore: The team announced earlier Friday it was cutting him.

And while the Bears maintained they found no red flags before signing him as a free agent over the summer, Hurd’s attorney sought to stress that his client never gave or sold any drugs to any NFL colleagues.

As Bears staffers looked on Friday afternoon in federal court in Chicago, Judge Young B. Kim explained to Hurd the conditions of his release, including putting up the $100,000 cash bail, surrendering his passport and not gambling, getting drunk or keeping guns.

Hurd, 26, faces charges he intended to conspire to distribute 500 grams or more of cocaine, which carries penalties of up to 40 years in prison and up to a $5 million fine.

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Marcus Camby Arrested for Marijuana Possession

Marcus Camby Arrested for Marijuana Possession

Per YourHoustonNews, Marcus Camby was booked for allegedly having weed in his possession while driving late last night: “Two-time NBA all-star Marcus Camby, 37, of the Portland Trail Blazers, was arrested by Pearland police Monday and charged with marijuana possession. Police officials say officers pulled over Camby’s black Porsche around midnight on when he was spotted driving north on Cullen Boulevard with a sun screen device blocking the front window. Officers then questioned Camby and a passenger, later identified as Kendal Lance Johnson, 25. Officers say they noticed the smell of marijuana. Camby gave permission for the car to be searched and police said they discovered what appeared to be several marijuana cigarettes and a baggie with a small amount of the same substance hidden under the front seat. Both suspects denied ownership of the marijuana. Camby and Johnson were arrested and later charged with possession of marijuana in a drug-free zone, a class A misdemeanor offense. Both suspects were released after posting $2,000 bond.”

Fabolous and Ray J altercation in a Las Vegas Club


Listen to the explosive interview, where he calls him “Brandy’s little brother,” “Little Red Riding Hood” and more.

Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s triumphant win this past weekend wasn’t the only fight that rocked Sin City. Rapper Fabolous and singer Ray J reportedly got into it backstage at the Palms just before Fab was set to hit the stage. According to website Bossip, Ray J set things off when he punched the Brooklyn rapper in the face following a joke Fab made about the singer over social network Twitter.

“Nah but Floyd saying we havin a concert in my living room & the camera cuts to Ray J singing “One Wish” on the piano had me in tears!!” Fabolous tweeted on Sept. 17th, allegedly the center of Ray J’s beef. “Get it..? Ray J concert in the living room!! *Lil Wayne voice*”

Eyewitnesses on the scene say the fight didn’t end so well with Fabolous getting the best of Ray J who was eventually tossed from out the luxurious Palms hotel then later detained by Las Vegas cops.

Ray J himself confirmed half of the reports, that he was kicked out of the Palms and arrested following the incident. A number of celebrities were on hand for the incident including 50 Cent, Mayweather, Diddy and comedian Kevin Hart.  

Earlier this morning Ray J phoned in to New York City’s Power 105 “Breakfast Club” show with DJ Envy, Charmalagne the God and Angela Yee.

“Ni–as sayin Ray J got beat up? I’ll sock that ni–a in his face again my ni–a.” All i’m saying if you got Fabs number tell that ni–a to send a picture of his face right now.”

During the conversation with the morning hosts Ray J confirmed that his issue with Fab stemmed from a few jokes the rapper sent his way that he didn’t find quite funny. In a recent episode of HBO’s “24/7” show documenting the road to Mayweather’s fight against Ortiz, in one scene Ray J is playing the piano in the champ’s living room singing his song “One Wish.”

“Don’t disrespect me and Floyd like that” Ray J continued raging. “I play piano on that muthaf–kin piano every day, thats my big brother, ni–a we grew up together. So if you think that I just came over there and sang a song, ni–a you got me twisted. Ni–a im over there everyday.”

Following the fight Fabolous went on to perform at the palms alongside LOX rappers Jadakiss and Styles P.

To hear the entire interview and Ray J in all of his glory, head over to

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wow!!! 9/11/2001 ten years

9/11 2001 i was a senior in high school at Fontana High feelin like not a fuckin thing mattered in the world so i was about 2  hours late to school(first and second period). i was chillin getting ready for school cooking and watchin the newz.  they was talkin about Micheal Jordan coming back to basketball and the Whitesox had won there game yesterday (WhiteSox always been my team so I watched the Highlights) it was like 9 oclock and the news comes on that a plane had hit a building. I was like damn thats crazy where they do that at? so i kinda tune in a lil closer still not really concerned just iquisitive and see its a New York world  trade center building and im like wtf happened as the News reporter describes what is happening and his theory as to what might of happened or could have happened and the resolve measured that are beginning to take place,  The second plane flew in soooo fast from the right and hits the same building and even as a careless teen My heart jumped and I couldnt believe what the fuck whats going on. u expect to see the craziest things on the news but i could not believe what I was watchin so early in the morning.  I really lost all the nonchalant and arrogance that I was feeling at that moment and I felt more outside of myself as they began to report how many people were in this building and then the screams of reporters and by standers as people began to JUMP!!! that was soo terrifying to see that people jumping and falling  and then the Collapse of the buildings was soo crazy to see and I couldnt believe what the fuck was going on in America! not iraq or pakistan or some third world In NEW YORK City AMerica!! 

I watched it  for another hour and a half before I went to school where We watched it all day.  Ill never forget MR. Griffith made us Say the pledge of allegence in my 5th period and he said it so Fervent and heartfelt. looking back I feel bad I didnt say anything but I just watched him and my class. clueless kids not really grasping the whole of what happened because they were at school in class and hadnt watched what the fuck just happened to our country in our Country by TERRORIST. I felt I was the only one in the class that remotely understood and Identified with Mr. Griffith as made us do such a timely allegience. I felt bad I didnt say it but I watched him say it with all of himself and all of his great understanding and all of his sorrow for those people that were dying that morning.
I had images in my head that hadn’t full developed but were setting. and I imagined people BURNING, people smelling people burning, people seeing people burning, people crying and fighting for window space to breath gas filled, smoke filled air. and that shit blows the left side of my brain and my heart hurts thinking of those images and those peoples conversations and text messages to there families husbands and wives and even kids. This was such a terrible and tragic day and its really taken 10 years for it to set in with me what I seeen happen that day. and what it did to me and my country. and I feel terrible I didnt say a word in that pledge that day. I am an Black AMERICAN man and I feel my countries sorrow, pain, and reverence to that day in its full!! WE are still reliving that day in or minds and memories and WE WILL NEVER FORGET what we seen we felt we’ve been through and are going through. We are still healing but we are still ailing. and This is such a painful day and anniversarie to commemorate but I will never let it go unaddressed.

I wanna write forever on this day but here are some videos that have been up for 10 years but Tell me how u feel watching these same images as an adult. I was probably the only kid at my highschool to see this LIVE and actual and it really changed alot of myself in my demeanor and morale as a person. I lost alot of my selfish and gained alot of my selfless in this day when alot of GOOD and even Great AMERICAN PEOPLE lost their wonderful lives. I feel such deep sorrow in their memory and lose myself regard in there last minutes of fear and terror. NEVER FORGET sept. 11th 2001  


obama Addresses congress of His $450 billion “American Jobs Act” stimulis plan Thurday

President Barack Obama addresses a joint session of Congress on Thursday.

Obama pushes Congress to end ‘circus’ and act now!!
I believe my Guy is doing an excellent Job of Presidency he starts what will the speech talking about how ammericans dont care about politics they care about real life concerns. Then explains an Americans core principles and Values as Americans. I reallly love this speech and it solidfies my position as an Obama supporter!!

the purpose of the American Jobs Act is to put people back to work and money in the pockets of those who are working!

Calling it an “urgent time for our country,” President Barack Obama asked Congress on Thursday night to “stop the political circus” and approve a nearly half-trillion-dollar plan to help the economy by cutting payroll taxes, raising taxes on the wealthy and rewarding companies that hire new workers.

“We continue to face an economic crisis that has left millions of our neighbors jobless and a political crisis that has made things worse,” Obama said in an address to a joint session of Congress. 

To answer that crisis, Obama proposed what he called the American Jobs Act, which he said would cut payroll taxes in half for working Americans and most small businesses, and boost spending on public works, like roads, by $105 billion. The plan would make last year’s cut in the individual Social Security tax rate, from 6.2 percent to 4.2 percent, permanent.

Obama calculated that the “typical working family” would get a $1,500 tax cut and that small companies with 50 employees would save $80,000, which he said would “provide a jolt to an economy that has stalled.”


Obama didn’t say how much the plan would cost, but advisers told NBC News it would run about $450 billion. Obama said he hopes to pay for it by closing corporate tax “loopholes” and by raising taxes on wealthier Americans.

“We need a tax code where everyone gets a fair shake and everybody pays their fair share,” he said. “And I believe the vast majority of wealthy Americans and CEOs are willing to do just that if it helps the economy grow and gets our fiscal house in order.”

Earlier this summer, Republicans forced a partial government shutdown over their refusal to raise any taxes at all, but Obama told them they should “pass this jobs plan right away,” because “the millions of Americans who are watching right now, they don’t care about politics. They have real-life concerns.”


Katt Williams clarifies apology for anti-Mexican rant

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Katt Williams clarifies apology for anti-Mexican rant
Sept. 3, 2011, 2:14 PM EST


Comedian Katt Williams defended remarks he made to a Mexican member of his audience last week that were perceived as xenophobic, telling CNN on Saturday that while he apologizes to anyone who perceived them as hateful to the Mexican-American community, he would not apologize for the comments he made on stage.

“I meant what I said and I said what I meant,” Williams said.

Williams stressed that as a comedian he cannot apologize for a performance, drawing a sharp line between what is said on stage and his true feelings.

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He added “that’s for the Tracy Morgans of the world,” in reference to Morgan apologizing for anti-gay remarks he made during a stand-up show in Nashville.

Also Read: Tracy Morgan Returns to Nashville to Beg Forgiveness

Williams had initially apologized or so everyone thought. Instead, Williams said that was an apology written by his publicist and not his own.

The controversy began when a video was posted online of Williams yelling at an audience member who Williams claims incited the argument by insulting the United States.

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Williams soon said to the man, “No this ain’t Mexico. It used to be Mexico [expletive] and now it’s Phoenix.”

At various points in the outburst, Williams began chants of “USA! USA! USA!,” which some activists perceived as insulting but Williams defended as patriotism.

“I don’t think I need to apologize for being pro-American,” Williams said.

These were but a few in a series of comments that activists took offense to, including, “Do you remember when white people used to say ‘Go back to Africa,’ and we’d have to tell them we don’t want to? So if you love Mexico, [expletive], get the [expletive] over there!” 

Williams was quick to express his appreciation of his Mexican fans, noting that they were a key part of his success.

“I couldn’t be anti-Mexican. My Mexican fan base is largely responsible or me even existing,” Williams said. “Between them and the black community, it’s really all I have.”

This incident is the latest in a string of public controversies for the comedian.

Just last week he was kicked out of a Young Jeezy concert for his role a brawl, and in June he was arrested for threatening a potential witness after a bizarre stand-off with a tractor driver.