NEW MUSIC: TiZ – “Practice” Freestyle Prod. by DJ Proe

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North Carolina artist TiZ is back again with another freestyle “Practice”. This two-part freestyle kicks off with TiZ rhyming over the classic instrumental “Incarcerated Scarface”, then producer DJ Proe draws inspiration from the 90s classic “Looking At The Front Door” by Main Source to set the background for “Practice”.

Missouri Cop Fatally Shoots Antonio Martin, 2 Miles From Ferguson

A black teen was fatally shot by an officer on Tuesday night just two miles from Ferguson, Mo., police said.

Antonio Martin, 18, was shot at a Mobil gas station in Berkeley, Mo., the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. The alleged victim’s mother, Toni Martin, spoke to The Dispatch and confirmed that her son had been shot by police.

It was originally reported that the shooting occurred early Wednesday. However, according to The Associated Press, the incident actually took place late Tuesday:

County police spokesman Sgt. Brian Schellman says a Berkeley police officer was conducting a routine business check at a gas station around 11:15 p.m. Tuesday when he saw two men and approached them.

Schellman says one of the men pulled a handgun and pointed it at the officer. The officer fired several shots, striking and fatally wounding the man. Schellman says that the second person fled and that the deceased man’s handgun has been recovered.

The Berkeley Police Department requested that St. Louis County Police Department’s Crimes Against Persons Unit handle the investigation, The St. Louis County Police Department noted on its Facebook page.

“At this time, we cannot confirm the identity of the deceased subject. The investigation is on-going and further details will be provided as the investigation proceeds,” the Facebook notice said.

The hashtag #AntonioMartin is trending on social media. Those at the scene, along with The Dispatch, report approximately 60 to 100 people gathered around the gas station where the shooting took place.

Livestreams at the scene show residents verbally clashing with police. A woman identified as Martin’s mother could be heard sobbing “That’s my baby!” on the feed.

Double High House by Checkwitch Poiron Architects

Checkwitch Poiron Architects have designed the Double High House in Nanaimo, BC, Canada.
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Project description

The Double High house is an elegant and efficient re-interpretation of the typical suburban site plan. The slender form is positioned against the long north edge of the site in order to maximize the solar exposure to the south. A 22 foot south facing sliding door system connects the main living space with the wooden deck and landscape, blurring the line between interior and exterior. The floorplan is a connected flow of open and overlapping spaces. In addition to the passive solar scheme, further efficiency is achieved through in-floor radiant hydronic heating, natural ventilation, a heat recovery ventilator and an efficient lighting design.

Adele Announces New Tour and Album in 2015

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Though there are still six more months to go, 2015 is already shaping up to be an interesting year in music. Adele has just revealed that she’s planning to make a major return to the music circuit. The award-winning singer-songwriter has announced the follow-up to her critically-acclaimed and record-breaking album 21. The piece will be called 25 and will be supported by a tour. The news were shared through following tweet by the World Music Awards account:

Foster The People – Coming of Age (Mural Time-Lapse)

The mural was created by Mark Foster and artist Young & Sick and painted by L.A. street artists Daniel Lahoda, Leba and Vyal. At seven stories high, it is one of the largest public murals in the United States. The band played a free show at the base of the mural in January to announce the release of “Supermodel.” Watch a ime-lapse video of the creation of the mural below.

Foster the People are currently touring the world in support of the release of “Supermodel.”