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Diesel Brothers exclusive: The battle of diesel versus methanol fuel in racing

Tonight on Discovery series Diesel Brothers, we learn the intricacies of just what type of fuel gives a racer the necessary edge to win a race. Speaking to a group of racers inside their garage in Utah, Heavy D (Dave Sparks) says: “So this is it, this is it man…the battle of the fuels.” The guys are shown a standard Monster Jam engine with about 540 cubic inches all built in-house and equipped with 1,400 horsepower and about 1,300 ft-lb of torque. On the other side of the garage is a different story. The tall twin-turbo Lbz z has about […]

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Dame Dash's Boxing Coach Says Jay-z Couldn't Fight

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In this edition of "They Said It, We Didn't," Damon Dash's boxing coach is giving his unfiltered opinion on Jay-z in the ring ... and according to him, Hov fought "like Pee-wee Herman." Dash appeared on "Van Lathan's Red Pill Podcast" and the conversation turned to an underground boxing club in NYC where Dame himself, Q-Tip, Heavy D and Jay-z would rumble with each other in the ring. Dame said Q-Tip was the beast of the bunch.
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'Bones' Says Goodbye After 12 Seasons: How the 'Squint Squad' Passed Every Test (Especially the Bechdel)

'Bones' Says Goodbye After 12 Seasons: How the 'Squint Squad' Passed Every Test (Especially the Bechdel)
When Bones signs off on Tuesday night, after 12 seasons on Fox, it will do so as the network’s longest-running scripted drama, having solved -- according to finale promos -- 275 cases in 246 episodes. And that prolific conviction rate may not even be the most impressive thing that the series accomplished.

Because Bones -- which was based on the life and works of real-life forensic anthropologist Kathy Reichs -- did more than just stay on the air, leapfrogging more than 20 different time slots in its 12-year run. In a television landscape populated with morose antiheroes and sarcastic protagonists that often poke fun at the earnestness of cops-and-science procedurals like Bones, sometimes directly by name (see: American Dad, Bojack Horseman, Bob’s Burgers and more), the show was a champion of justice and evidence, science and guts, “brains and heart.” It told new stories every week, while at the same time unfolding its central characters little by little, making
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Diesel Brothers Season Finale Sees Heavy D Channeling Braveheart

The Diesel Brothers are about to build their most iconic car ever on tonight’s season finale. It’s called the Mega RamRunner and if that name is any indication, this thing is going to cook. But before the Mega Race takes place Heavy D decided to channel a famous movie to get his troops motivated. Just like Mel Gibson did on a horse in Braveheart in 1995, Heavy D sits on top of a Segway saying stone faced to his crew “Sons of Diesel Brothers, build this truck with me. Let’s build the biggest, baddest truck on earth.” It might be

Diesel Brothers Season Finale Sees Heavy D Channeling Braveheart
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Diesel Brothers channel Braveheart as Mega Ram rebuilt on season finale

The Diesel Brothers channel Braveheart on tonight’s season finale — as they rebuild their most iconic build ever, the Mega RamRunner, to give it away. Watch the footage in the clip below as Heavy D rides atop a Segway as if he was commanding his forces into action, as Mel Gibson did on a horse in the 1995 epic. He says stoney-faced: “Sons of Diesel Brothers, build this truck with me. Let’s build the biggest, baddest truck on earth.” Then in true Braveheart style, he roars at the top of his lungs: “Who’s with Meeeeeeeee!?” Tonight’s season finale episode, titled Good...read more
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Watch: Brooklyn Congressman Honors Notorious B.I.G. on House Floor by Rapping ‘Juicy’ Lyrics

Watch: Brooklyn Congressman Honors Notorious B.I.G. on House Floor by Rapping ‘Juicy’ Lyrics
Just paid tribute to late/great #BiggieSmalls on House flr. Gone but never forgotten. #WhereBrooklynAt @OmariHardwick @diddy @MichaelSkolnik pic.twitter.com/2QaXOkmJdp

— Hakeem Jeffries (@RepJeffries) March 10, 2017

Democratic Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (N.Y.) paid tribute to legendary rapper Notorious B.I.G., on the 20th anniversary of the musician’s death.

On Thursday, the Brooklyn native recited the lyrics of the classic 1194 song “Juicy” alongside a printed portrait of Biggie Smalls on the House Floor.

“It was all a dream, I used to read Word Up! magazine / Salt-n-Pepa and Heavy D up in the limousine / Hangin’ pictures on my wall / Every Saturday Rap Attack,
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How to win the ‘Truck Norris’ Chuck Norris truck on Diesel Brothers

This week on Diesel Brothers sees Heavy D and Diesel Dave reveal the designs for an awesome truck called “Truck Norris”, as legendary action star Chuck Norris makes an appearance. But the even better news for fans is that you can be in with a chance to Win the tricked-out vehicle. During the episode Heavy D and Diesel Dave take Chuck for a drive in the show’s legendary “BroDozer” and actually crush a Jeep by driving over it. But more details about Truck Norris, which is designed by DieselSellerz, are also revealed. The competition to win it is currently ongoing, with a total of...read more
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‘Luke Cage’ Showrunner Reimagines Harlem as a Hip-Hop Westeros

‘Luke Cage’ Showrunner Reimagines Harlem as a Hip-Hop Westeros
“Marvel’s Luke Cage” is a vibrant homage to Harlem in all of its cultural, political and yes, even unlawful glory. Thanks to showrunner Cheo Hodari Coker’s background as a music journalist turned TV producer, the famed New York neighborhood is reimagined with the energy of a hip-hop beat and power plays worthy of “Game of Thrones.”

It’s a kingdom based on everyday haunts like Genghis Connie’s Asian restaurant or Pop’s Barber Shop, where Luke Cage (Mike Colter) finds sanctuary after fleeing Hell’s Kitchen. While these establishments appeal to the hoi polloi, the glitterati prefer Harlem’s Paradise. The swank nightclub promises luxury, celebrity entertainment and even scandal thanks to the somewhat crooked ownership by Cornell “Cottonmouth” Stokes (Mahershala Ali), who learned his ruthless ways from his grandmother, who ran illicit businesses back in the day.

Read More: ‘Luke Cage’ Review: Season 1 Reminds Us What
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Diesel Brothers: What Happens to the Guys in Sweden?

Over the last few episodes, Diesel Brothers has wowed fans everywhere with its new and entertaining take on trucks. Even if you’re not a fan of trucks, this show has made it hard to deny just how cool they can be. With their DieselSellerz business, Heavy D and Diesel Dave have helped modify some of the biggest and baddest trucks you’ll ever see, and they have much more where that came from. Diesel Brothers fans are in for a real treat tonight as this truck loving team gets ready to work on another project. On tonight’s episode, the brothers will are

Diesel Brothers: What Happens to the Guys in Sweden?
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Diesel Brothers: Trucked Out: Show is Renewed and A Ford F650, El Camino, and MegaRam

Before we get to tonight’s episode let’s celebrate the immediate success of Diesel Brothers. The show has been an absolute hit on Discovery. So much so that the cable channel has extended its order for the freshman series, which centers on tricked-out extreme diesel trucks. Not only that but Diesel Brothers: Trucked Out is hitting it’s stride already as well. The show follows Heavy D, Diesel Dave and the team at Dieselsellerz as they build big, bad trucks, pull elaborate pranks and push the limits with new stunts. Diesel Brothers is produced for Discovery by Magilla Entertainment; Matthew Ostrom, Laura

Diesel Brothers: Trucked Out: Show is Renewed and A Ford F650, El Camino, and MegaRam
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Diesel Brothers: The Next Search for a Giveaway Truck

Tonight on Diesel Brothers: The chairman of a Taiwanese company visits the garage to see about making custom tires for DieselSellerz trucks. But first, the guys decide to take him for a ride he’ll most certainly never forget. In addition, according to Discovery, the next search for a giveaway truck begins on all-new episode “The Holy Fail.” Here’s the synopsis: A client asks Heavy D & his crew to turn his beat-up work truck into an off-road mobile service station. Heavy D searches for the next giveaway truck, & Diesel Dave finds the Holy Grail: a 2nd generation, quad cab

Diesel Brothers: The Next Search for a Giveaway Truck
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Discovery Revs Up With ‘Diesel Brothers’ Series For January Premiere

Discovery Channel is adding a new series to its Motor Mondays lineup. Diesel Brothers follows Heavy D, Diesel Dave and their crew at Dieselsellerz, the go-to destination for diesel lovers looking for tricked-out trucks, crazy stunts, pranks and antics. It’s set to premiere at 10 Pm January 4 on Discovery Channel. Starting off their business by buying used or broken-down trucks and tricking them out for resale, Heavy D and Diesel Dave use the Internet/social media as…
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‘CB4′ – essential viewing for fans of ‘Straight Outta Compton’

CB4

Directed by Tamra Davis

Written by Nelson George, Robert LoCash and Chris Rock

1993, USA

Back in 1993, two low-budget mockumentary-style comedies based on Gangsta Rap were released. The better of the two is Rusty Cundieff’s Canadian indie gem Fear of a Black Hat, chronicling the rise and fall of Nwh, a not particularly talented but always controversial hip-hop group. The second was CB4, about the rise to fame of Mc Gusto, Stab Master Arson, and Dead Mike, members of the rap group Cell Block 4. The similarities between the two are uncanny, so much so that one would think someone got their greedy hands on the other script and decided to shamefully steal the idea.

Written by music critic Nelson George and Saturday Night Live’s Chris Rock (who also plays the lead role of Albert, a k a Mc Gusto), this spoof on gangsta rap targets controversial rap groups (specifically N.W.A.) and deliberately provocative,
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25 years later: How 'In Living Color' broke sketch comedy's race barrier

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25 years later: How 'In Living Color' broke sketch comedy's race barrier
In the summer of 1989, while Spike Lee's "Do the Right Thing" was sounding a thunderclap in cinemas, a troupe of largely black actors and comedians came together on a Fox sound stage in Century City to produce a sketch comedy show aimed at servicing a minority point of view that had been underrepresented by the medium. With producer Keenen Ivory Wayans at the helm, fresh off the success of his 1988 Blaxploitation parody film "I'm Gonna Git You Sucka," eight individuals — a then-unknown Jim Carrey along with Kelly Coffield, Kim Coles, Tommy Davidson, David Alan Grier, T'Keyah "Crystal" Keymáh and Wayans' siblings Damon and Kim — filmed the first episodes of "In Living Color." The show debuted on April 15, 1990, and 25 years later, Damon Wayans can't help but remember first and foremost that he had hair back then. "I remember the pain of getting fired from 'Saturday Night Live' and feeling that I needed redemption,
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Ex-nba Star Jerome Kersey -- Cause of Death Revealed ... Died from Blood Clot

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Portland Trailblazers legend Jerome Kersey died as a result of a blood clot that formed in his calf ... and broke off ... clogging his lungs ... TMZ Sports has learned. The 52-year-old -- who spent 17 seasons in the NBA -- died Wednesday night in Oregon ... and now the pathologist who conducted the autopsy tells us the cause of death was a pulmonary embolism.   Dr. Larry Lewman tells TMZ Sports ... "There was a blood clot in his left
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The Notorious B.I.G. deemed too criminal and fat to have his own street corner

A petition was floated earlier this year to name a street corner after the late rapper The Notorious B.I.G., finally realizing a journey that began back when it was all a dream, when Biggie used to have pictures of Heavy D and steamboat innovator Robert Fulton up on his wall. Alas, Biggie may never join the latter’s illustrious company by having “Christopher Wallace Way” adorn the intersection of Fulton and St. James Place near his childhood home, as DNA Info (via Gawker) reports that Brooklyn Community Board 2 have shot down that motion, on the grounds that ...
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TV One Announces New Season Of Award-Winning 'Unsung' (Dates, Lineup Of Episodes, Promo)

TV One has announced that it will premiere the new season of its acclaimed popular music biography series Unsung on Wednesday, October 30 at 8Pm/Et, with a profile of hip-hop group Heavy D & the Boyz. Known for its thorough portraits of singers and music acts whose success or legacy in the industry was cut short due to personal crises and transformative circumstances, Unsung will highlight the rise-and-fall stories of a new group of artists in each one-hour episode, this season. “A truly unique documentary experience, this series continues to profile wildly gifted acts of the last 30 years, revisiting their career trajectories and unveiling...
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TV One's 'Unsung' Returns Wednesday October 30

TV One's Award-Winning Series 'Unsung' Returns Wednesday October 30 at 8Pm TV One’s viewer favorite and award-winning series Unsung returns for a new season on Wednesday, October 30 at 8pm Et. The premiere episode will feature Heavy D & the Boyz. TV One will premiere the new season of its NAACP Image Award-winning music biography series Unsung on Wednesday, October 30 at 8Pm/Et, with a profile of rap and hip-hop outfit Heavy D & the Boyz. Known for its thorough portraits of singers and music acts whose success or legacy in the industry was cut short due to personal crises and transformative circumstances, Unsung will shed light on the rise-and-fall stories of a new group of artists in each
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Why Are Blood Clots In The Lung So Deadly?

Why Are Blood Clots In The Lung So Deadly?
"Law & Order" actor Dennis Farina, a former cop who also played one on the iconic TV show, passed away Monday, July 22, after experiencing a blood clot in his lung, according to news reports.

The Associated Press reported that Farina died in a Scottsdale, Ariz., hospital at age 69.

Blood clots in the lungs can be fatal because they can lead to pulmonary embolism, which is when there are blockages to the lungs' arteries. When this happens, the tissue that the arteries are connected to dies, leading to deprivation of oxygen to the body, according to the Mayo Clinic.

The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute explained that the blood clots that cause pulmonary embolism usually start in another part of the body, and then travel to the lungs. Often, they are connected with a condition called deep vein thrombosis, which is when there are blood clots in the deep veins of
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Heavy D's Family -- We're Making Sure His Daughter Gets Everything

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Every single penny from Heavy D's estate will go to the late rapper's 13-year-old daughter ... this according to Heavy's mom. We broke the story ... Heavy's brother Floyd has filed court docs seeking control of Heavy's estate -- via an old will that earmarks nothing for D's 13-year-old daughter, parents or other siblings. But Heavy's mom Eulahlee Myers tells TMZ ... the entire family Supports Floyd ... because they believe he will protect Heavy's fortune for his
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