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Did MTV Put Asap Rocky On The Spot At The VMA Awards???

Last night, the MTV VMA awards were highlighted by many special moments like Justin Timberlake’s performance and afterwards receiving the Michael Jackson vanguard award or Katy Perry’s stunning performance under the Brooklyn Bridge or Miley Cyrus showing her ass… or lack of one lol. But to me the most stunning moment of the evening was seeing Asap Rocky looking terrified when he was placed to grace  the stage with former NBA basketball player Jason Collins who recently came out the closet and admitted that he’s gay.

Asap Rocky and Jason Collins were onstage together to introduce rapper Macklemore, and Ryan Lewis to perform their latest single “Same Love” a song that touches on gay rights.

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Before the performance, Jason Collins spoke out about gay rights and then the stage was given to Asap Rocky. Asap Rocky looked terrified, but many people myself included were left wondering “Why did they choose Asap Rocky to be included in that portion of the show? Was MTV sending a subliminal shot at the rapper???” Me being the Brooklyn kid I am, had to reach out to several employees I know that worked the event at the Barclay Center to get their input on the energy in the building, and this is what I was told: “The building was buzzing like crazy Akbazz!!!!!  People were whispering, shocked and amazed,” said one employee. Another employee said, “a bunch of rap artists backstage were laughing their ass off when they saw the look on the rapper’s face” and the last employee said they witnessed members of YMCMB looking “shocked and amazed” and some laughing as well. So again, the question is “Why did MTV choose Asap Rocky to appear for that portion of the show??? Why not an openly gay artist like Lady Gaga who speaks out for gay rights???”

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Why not Miley Cyrus who’s saggy ass was already slated to be talk of the town??? Why not a gay rights activist representative?? WHY ASAP ROCKY???

MTV who’s known for having crazy moments to promote shock value had to have known that there are rumors in the industry about his sexual preference, and was this an effort to exploit it… or was it their way of asking the rap artist to take a monumental stand on a big stage for the world to see?!!! MTV makes it clear through programs that focus on shock value during their award ceremonies that they look for these moments, and have no problem in aiding and assisting with these moments. Does MTV know something that we don’t know, and scheduled Asap Rocky for that portion of the show for that reason…or was it for shock value??? Inquiring minds would like to know! One thing’s for sure, and two things are for certain: that was a calculated move at it’s best that worked, cuz the social media world was buzzing about it last night.

Advantage Hyundai Presents: “Road to Success” Starring Chinx Drugz & Kraze Talking about That Rap Life! [VIDEO]

‘Road to Success’ is an exclusive look at today’s emerging hip-hop artists. In these up-coming episodes, we take you into their world of: parties, studios, concerts and that rap life that we so often hear about in their music. . In this episode, we feature emerging rap artist Chinx Drugz who is a member of rap star French Montana’s “Cokeboyz” crew. Advantage Hyundai has teamed up with Marketing innovator James “Kraze” Billings to introduce their new luxury brand ” EQUUS” to the entertainment industry. To the surprise of many, this Hyundai competes with any high end luxury vehicle on the market today! For exclusive outtakes and deleted scenes go to www.industrymuscle.com. Follow us on twitter and instagram @industrymuscle.

The 2013 LaFerrari [Video]

Someone lend me a couple million so I can go out and get this real quick. Seriously though, this car is the sh…..

This is the Ferrari LaFerrari, a 950bhp supercar that succeeds the Ferrari Enzo and is poised to take on the McLaren P1. It’s Ferrari’s fastest ever road car, and just 499 LaFerraris will be built. Read on for the full performance specs on the new Ferrari LaFerrari.

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What monstrous engine powers the Ferrari LaFerrari?

A big V12 of course. The 6.3-litre engine has the same capacity as the V12 found in the front-engined Ferrari F12, but it’s been reworked for the LaFerrari’s mid-engined layout. Power has gone up from the F12’s 730bhp at 8250rpm, to 789bhp produced at a crazy 9000rpm. And the V12 will keep revving to 9250rpm. Peak torque is 516lb ft at 6750rpm.

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But like the McLaren P1, the Ferrari LaFerrari is a hybrid. It’s the company’s first ever hybrid, but forget any nonsense about zero emission running because the electric motor in LaFerrari is designed purely to increase its performance. The 120kW motor adds 161bhp and 199lb ft, which equates to combined peaks of 950bhp and 664lb ft.

The hybrid system actually has two motors, one to drive the ancillaries, and the more powerful units to drive the wheels. The battery pack (weighing just 60kg) is attached to the floor of the carbon chassis, and Ferrari says the batteries are charged under braking, on the overrun, or even during cornering when the V12’s excess torque isn’t sent to the wheels but converted to energy to be stored.

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The electric motor is coupled to a double-clutch gearbox, which in turn drives the rear wheels. We don’t yet know the weight of the LaFerrari, but it’ll accelerate to 0-62mph in under three seconds, to 124mph in less than seven seconds, and to 186mph in just 15 seconds. That, and it’s over three seconds quicker than the F12 around Ferrari’s Fiorano test track, and over five seconds faster than the Enzo. If you hadn’t guessed already, that makes it Ferrari’s fastest ever road car. The top speed is over 217mph.

Ferrari hasn’t released any further details of the hybrid drivetrain, but despite the extra power over the F12, the LaFerrari is cleaner: 330g/km versus 350g/km CO2

What other tech details do I need to know?

The chassis is made from four different types of carbonfibre, and built in the same department as Ferrari’s F1 cars. The seating position is fixed (the steering wheel and pedal box are adjustable) and Ferrari integrating that and the battery compartment into the chassis has helped improve rigidity and stiffness over the Enzo. The centre of gravity is also 35mm lower. Braking is by Brembo carbon-ceramic discs, and the tyres are Pirelli P-Zeros.

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What about the styling, both inside and out?

From the front the Ferrari LaFerrari resembles the track-only Ferrari Enzo FXX, but the rest of the design is much smoother and sleeker than its predecessor, with curvaceous lines akin to the 458 Italia. All the vents and intakes have specific functions, but Ferrari says inspiration has come from both its own sports prototypes of the late 1960s (the more exuberant forms) and its latest F1 cars (the central pylon on which the front spoiler hangs, and the central rear light). There are active guide vanes under the front of the car, and moveable diffusers and a rear spoiler at the back of LaFerrari.

Inside all the Ferrari LaFerrari’s major controls (throttle and brakes aside) are grouped onto the steering wheel: there are longer gearshift paddles, and all the secondary functions. A raised spar separating the driver and passenger carries the controls for the F1 dual-clutch gearbox.

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Ferrari LaFerrari? Potentially a great car spoilt by a silly name?

Perhaps. The last limited-edition Ferrari supercar, the Enzo, was named after the Italian car company’s founder, so this new car is ‘The Ferrari’. But do we prefix it with ‘the’? And what do the French call it? La LaFerrari. We digress…

Bring on the comparisons with the McLaren P1!

Via CarMagazine

2013 Audi S7 Sportback

This sportback right here is a neck breaker! The Audi A7 Sportback is an executive car produced by Audi. It is a four-door hatchback that features a roof line with a steeply raked rear window and integrated trunk lid (forming the so-called “Sportback”), as well as frameless doors:

Via Trendzcar:

The 2013 Audi A7 ranks 4 out of 15 Luxury Large Cars. This ranking is based on our analysis of 19 published reviews and test drives of the Audi A7, and our analysis of reliability and safety data.

Reviewers agree that the 2013 Audi A7 has balanced performance, attractive styling and a first-class interior. However, the A7 also costs more than most other cars in the class.

The 2013 Audi A7 has a supercharged V6 engine, which reviewers say provides plenty of power. An eight-speed automatic transmission is also standard, which earns praise for its smooth, responsive operation. The 2013 A7 gets 18/28 mpg city/highway, which isn’t bad for a V6-powered luxury car. Still, competitors like the BMW 535i and Lexus GS 350 use less fuel. Test drivers are generally pleased with the A7’s handling. Some say that the A7 drives like a much smaller car, and others note that strong brakes and communicative steering reinforce the A7’s enjoyable driving experience.

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Auto writers agree that the Audi A7 features stunning interior materials, which include soft leather and variety of available woods to accent the dash, console and door trims. The A7 has more cargo space than most cars in the class, and test drivers write that the front seats are comfortable and supportive. Though a rear bench is optional, the standard back seat only seats two, and a number of reviewers also say that it is not the most comfortable place to be. In particular, they write that the A7’s sloping roofline may leave taller passengers wanting more headroom. While some reviewers say that the optional navigation system requires some study, others are impressed with its cutting-edge tech features, such as maps provided by Google Earth and a touch pad that allows you to write in addresses with your fingertip. Standard features include a sunroof, tri-zone climate control, push-button start and a 10-speaker stereo with satellite radio, Bluetooth and a USB port. Features like Bose or Bang & Olufsen sound systems, a backup camera with parking sensors, adaptive cruise control and a heated steering wheel are optional or available on higher trims.

2013 Porsche 918 Spyder

2013 Porsche 918 Spyder Hybrid Supercar

This Porsche is straight fire. Pull up to the club in this and you won’t even have to get out of the car  to see some action.

Via Vialux.com:

Porsche has been synonymous with luxury automobiles since their inception in 1931. Debuting as a in March 2010, this line of luxury vehicles is taking the progressive step forward and is one of the biggest fuel efficient luxury cars to be on the watch for in 2013.

On the three year anniversary of the car’s debut at the Geneva Motor Show, the Porsche 918 Spyder has been praised as one of the most powerful hybrid luxury cars. While production won’t begin until September 2013, you will be able to buy one of these luxury automobiles by year’s end, with shipments starting in December 2013. If you can’t wait for the Porsche 918 Spyder, you should think about taking another Porsche for a test drive at one of your local luxury car dealerships.

Porsche 918 Spyder Estimated Specs:

  • Country of Origin: Germany
  • Introduced: 2010
  • Top Speed: 198 mph
  • Top Speed (electric): 93 mph
  • 0-100 km/h: < 3.1 sec
  • Power: 500+ hp
  • Power (electric): 218 hp
  • Engine: 4.0 litre V8

2013 Porsche 918 Spyder Hybrid Supercar

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Get more details on the Porsche 918 Spyder here.