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Mike Spann - Making Things Happen In Mississippi

 Mike Spann - Making Things Happen
Mike Spann - Making Things Happen
Mike "Vursatal" Spann is a 26 y.o. composer/producer for the group "Playa Connected" in Brandon, MS. I met Mike for the first time in April of this year and found out at that time,  just how musically inclined he was. Mike has a deep love for music and spends a great deal of time making new beats and sounds in his studio. The love of music is something he and I both share. Mike has been gifted with an ear for music and he is ready to share his gifts with all of you. I want the world to know about this music engineer. I asked him some questions last week and he responded: 

Who inspires you?  

I'm inspired by who I think is the greatest of all time, “Timbaland.” I say him because of his ability to create music out of almost anything (from recording a baby crying in one of Aaliyah's old songs to hearing about him using plastic cups in a beat to make a song). But I still give much respect to music made by Dr.Dre, Polow Da Don, a duo called The Runners, and can't forget about one of my favorites, Kanye West.

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Iron Man 2 - A WydeOpen review

ironman1 Billionaire Tony Stark must contend with deadly issues involving the government, his own friends, as well as new enemies due to his superhero alter ego Iron Man.

Movie Title: Iron Man 2

Review by Jonathan McMillan

Studio: Marvel Studios

Director: Jon Favreau

Cast: Robert Downey, Jr., Don Cheadle, Gwyneth Paltrow, Mickey Rourke, Scarlett Johansson

Rating: Rated PG-13 for sequences of intense sci-fi action and violence, and some language.

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Black Man

407915_street_soldierWARNING:  I am going to piss some people off with what I’m going to say but it needs to be said.  I love black men and would like one of my own but our community is in trouble.  It’s because of this love that I am writing this article.

I was at work last night, driving my bus when I began to think about my poetry cd that I’m working on. I then thought of my poem entitled, “BLACK MAN.” A few of the lines came to my head and then I got the urge to write this article. I will share those lines with you:

“SPIKE SAID WAKE UP! TO DO MINIMUM IS NOT ENOUGH. BLACK MAN! SLEEPING WITH MEN, SMOKE AND SELL DRUGS, KILLING OURSELVES, AND ALL THAT STUFF. OUR BLACK MAN WE NEED YOU. BLACK MAN!” “SPIKE SAID WAKE UP! TO DO MINIMUM IS NOT ENOUGH. ALWAYS HAVE FUN MAKING THE BABIES BUT WON’T TAKE CARE OF THEM. OUR BLACK DADS WE NEED YOU. BLACK MAN!”

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