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Best NBA Teams to Never Win a Championship 2016

Well, in sparks of the 2016 NBA playoffs me and my brother divulged into a 3 hour debate that lead us to this conversation. We started off discussing how the Houston Rockets could stand a chance against the Warriors in the first round of the playoffs. I’m a huge Rockets fan. I will explain how a “Florida Boy” was led to being a fan of the Rockets. Vince Carter, from my home town of Daytona Beach, FL led me to the Toronto Raptors. Thus, helping me discover Tracy McGrady. Which led me to follow Tracy to the Orlando Magics (since I was a big fan a Penny, Shaq, Grant, Dennis Scott, etc). After following T-Mac to the Houston Rockets and seeing T-Mac lose his mojo to injury I decided to rest at the Rockets. Okay, back to business.

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So while discussing how the Rockets, a team that literally made the playoffs on their last game of the season, could beat a team who broke the infamous Chicago Bulls 72-10 record, we some how led to talking about the heart of  a teams and players. This is where I’m venerable because I love underdog teams. It’s something about the way I grew up that makes me love the underdog. It’s just the fire you see in their eyes and the adrenaline of whats on the line. It explains my mild resentment for a lot of teams that were built, like the Kobe-Shaq Laker squad, or the Big 3 in Boston or The Big 3 in Miami. There’s no amazement in these teams winning. Its almost like ” YOU BETTER WIN WITH THE DAMN TEAM! “. I feel like it’s so many great teams that never got the chance to win a ring because of these teams that were “super built” around a superstar. Some teams were just unfortunate and never got their time because of the reign of a great team in there conference. So I felt it in myself to acknowledge those teams. Here’s the catch though…I want people to tell me who was the BEST team to never win.

Disclaimer : I was born in 1988. I only chose teams that I could actually recollect. Feel free to message or comment stats and teams and I will gladly add them in. I started in 1993. I ended in 2013 because a lot of the top contenders were starting to be repetitive. I chose these teams by the year and their roster at the time. So lets get to it!

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1992-93 Pheonix Suns

I don’t know much about this team besides the fact that  Charles Barkely won MVP that year.With the help of Dan Marjorie the team went on to the the NBA finals where they lost to the Chicago Bulls.

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(Honorable Mention) 1992-93 Charlotte Hornets

This team lost in the second round of the Playoffs to the great Knicks and didn’t even have a winning record in the regular season (40-42). But Muggsy Bogues was 5’3 135 lbs….for that fact alone, I have to put them in the mix. That is simply incredible! Muggsy finished #4 in assists total that year, #10 in steals, while Alonzo Mourning finished #4 in total blocks. Larry Johnson and Mourning combined for over 1600 rebounds. Charlotte would get eliminated by the Knicks in the second round that year.

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1993-94 New York Knicks

John Starks ( led the league in totals 3-pointers with 217) Patrick Ewing (#6 def. rebounder, #5 Lead Scorer , #4 points per game, #5 in total blocks) Doc Rivers, Charles Oakley and Anthony Mason made a dominant front running team. Yet, they faced some tough East Coast rivalries with Detroit, Pacers and Bulls always on their tails. When they finally made it to the finals they were beaten by Hakeem Olajuwon and the Houston Rockets in a close Finals series.

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1994-95 & 1995-96 Orlando Magics

The reason why I chose this team for 2 years is because in the 1995 season Orlando made it to the Finals where they were defeated by the Houston Rockets (repeat) with Shaquille O’neal being the lead scorer of the season, #2 in total rebounds, and #6 and blocks. The following year Dennis Scott broke the record for single season 3-pointers with 267. Along their side was Anfernee HardawayNick Anderson, Horace Grant, Brian Shaw, and Darrell Armstrong. Great team, yet no ring.

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1995-96 Seattle Super Sonics

This is the year Gary Payton developed his alias “The Glove” leading the league in totals steals with 231. Shawn Kemp was #3 for total rebounds. Ervin Johnson & Kemp combined for a total of about 260 blocks. The team went on to lose in the Finals to Chicago Bulls 4-2.

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1996-97 Utah Jazz

Karl Malone was the #2 scorer under Michael Jordan that year. He also finished #5 in total defensive rebounds. John Stockton finished the season #2 in total assists and #6 in total steals. The team as a whole finished #2 in scoring under the Chicago Bulls by 4 points, #3 in total steal, #1 in total assists right above the Bulls, and #1 in total free throws made. SHEESH! The only way to explain how they didn’t capture that ring is the controversial push Jordan did against Bryon Russell….real fans know the push.

1997-98 Hawks

1997-98 Atlanta Hawks

This is the year Dikembe Mutombo made a name for himself winning Defensive Player of the Year ( #1 in totals blocks, #3 total rebounds) and Mookie Blaylock landed himself at #4 in total steals that season. The farthest the team made it was the second round of the playoffs.

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1998-99 Portland Trail Blazers

No outstanding numbers from this team besides Rasheed Wallace‘s total number of fouls. The big 3 for this team Wallace, Arvydas Sabonis, Damon Stoudamire made a great front line. They would go on to get swept in the Western Conference Finals by San Antonio who went on to win the Finals.

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1999-00 Indian Pacers

Reggie Miller, Mark Jackson, Rick Smits, Jalen Rose, Dale Davis, and Sam Perkins just to name a few on this roster. The only team that could stop them were the L.A. Lakers with their greatly stacked team. They lost the Finals 2-4.

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2000-01 Philadelphia 76er’s

Allen Iverson, Dikembe Mutombo, Eric Snow, Raja Bell, Tyrone Hill, Toni Kukoc just to name a few on the roster. It really hurt to see them lose in the Finals to the L.A. Lakers. I think everyone wanted to see A.I. Iverson won MVP that year while Mutombo won Defensive player. Aaron McKie won 6th Man of the Year.

01-02 Kings

2001-02 Sacramento Kings

I really just want to show you the line up for this team. Mike Bibby, Chris Webber, Vlade Divac, Doug Christie, Peja Stojakovic, Hedo Turkoglu, Bobby Jackson,  Gerald Wallce. This team was nothing less than amazing. There was a lot of controversy talk around the Western Conference Finals loss to the L.A. Lakers but the past is the past. This team will not be forgotten, though.

(Honorable Mention) 2001-02 Boston Celtics w/ Paul Pierce & Antoine Walker 

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2002-03 New Jersey Nets

Jason Kidd had a outstanding year leading the lead in assists and also placing #5 in total steal. Unfortunately, Kenyon Martin and Jason Collins both made the top 20 for fouls that season and Jason Kidd was #2 in total turnovers. That would eventually cause there demise  in the Finals against the well synced and experienced San Antonio Spurs.

03-04 Timberwolves

2003-04 Minnesota Timberwolves

 Kevin Garnett led the league in both points and rebounds that season and also was #9 in total blocks which led to his MVP vote. Sam Cassell placed #4 in total assists. With the help of Latrell Spreewell the led the team to the Western Conference Finals where they eventually were knocked off by the L.A. Lakers.

04-05 Pacers

2004-05 Indian Pacers

Revisiting this team this time with a new roster. Reggie Miller, Stephen Jackson, Jermaine O’Neal, Metta World Peace, Fred Jones, Jamaal Tinsley just to name a few. As we all know, this was the year of the crazy “brawl” in the stands between the Pacers and The Fans that led to a lot of suspensions. Detroit went on to beat the Pacers in the Eastern Conference Finals and eventually went on to win it all.

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2005-06 Dallas Mavericks

Even though the Mavs went on to win a Championship in 2011 it wasn’t this particular roster. Dirk Nowitzki, Jason Terry, Jerry Stackhouse, Erick Dampier, Josh Howard, Doug Christie, Keith Van Horn, DeSagana Diop, and Darrell Armstrong just to name a few. This team would go on to lose in the Finals to the Miami Heat led by Dwayne Wade & Shaq.

06-07 Suns

2006-07 Phoenix Suns

Coming off a MVP season the year before and #2 in votes this year behind Dirk, Steve Nash finished the season #1 in total assist. Shawn Marion finished #1 in totals steals. Raja Bell finished #1 in total 3-pointers. Amar’e Stoudemire finished #11 in total points and with the help of Leandro Barbosa and Boris Diaw the Suns blew out every team in total points, finished #1 total team assist, finished #1 in FT & FG% and finished #1 in total team 3-pointers. I can’t even tell how they didn’t win a ring that year. The were defeated by the Spurs in the second round. The Spurs went on to sweep Lebron and Cavaliers in the Finals.

06-07 Utah Jazz

2006-07 Utah Jazz

As you can see I’m still in the 2006-07 season because I simply had to name both of these teams. Carlos Boozer, Deron Williams, Derek Fisher, Andrei Kirilenko, Mehmet Okur, Matt Harpring, and Paul Millsap led this team to the Western Conference Finals where they were knocked off by the Spurs.

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2007-08 & 2008-09 Orlando Magics

In the 2008 season Dwight Howard led the league in total rebound and placed #4 in blocks this season. Howard finished with about 1700 points, followed by Hedo Turkoglu with 1600, and Rashard Lewis with close to 1500. Lewis also placed #3 in total 3-pointers that season. Along with Jameer Nelson, Kieth Bogans, Keyon Dooling, J.J. Redick, the team was an offensive nightmare. The never made it past the second round.

In the 2009 season Dwight Howard went on to win Defensive Player of the Year leading the NBA in rebounds and in blocks. Rasher Lewis led the league in total 3-pointers that season. The went to the Finals to lose 4-1 to the L.A. Lakers.

08-09 Rockets

2008-09 Houston Rockets

Tracy McGrady played 35 games this season…pretty much sums up what went wrong for them. Yao Ming was #6 in total blocks and #8 in total rebounds that season. With the help of Metta World Peace, Lius Scola, Aaron Brooks, and Rafer Alston the team went on to lose a close series in the second round to L.A. Lakers. Mutombo, also plagued with injury, only played 9 games.

 

09-10 hawks

2009-10 Atlanta Hawks

Joe Johnson (1600 points that season), Jamal Crawford (1400), Josh Smith (1300), and Al Horford (1100) killed offensively. Its rare to see 4 players on one team score over 1000 points in one season. Add that with Josh Smith being #3 in total blocks the team was very diverse. Another great addition was Mike Bibby.  As good as it sounds the team got swept by Orlando in the second round of the Playoffs. Jamal Crawford won 6th Man of the year while Josh was runner up to Dwight Howard for Defensive Player of the Year.

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2010-11 & 2011-12 Oklahoma City Thunder

I picked this team for 2011 because Kevin Durant won the scoring title and Serge Ibaka led the league in blocking. Russell Westbrook landed #4 in total assists. This year the fell short to Dallas in the Western Conference Finals in which the Mavs went on to win it all.

I also picked them for 2012 season because again K.D. led the league in points and Ibaka led the league in blocks (also came second to Tyson Chandler for Defensive player of the year), while James Harden won 6th man of the year. They went on to lose to Miami Heat 4-1 in the finals

11-12 Clippers

(Honorable Mention) 2011-12 season – Los Angeles Clippers – Blake Griffin, Chris Paul, DeAndre Jordan, Caron Butler, Randy Foy, Mo Williams, Chauncey Billups, Kenyon Martin, Nick Young. Swept by Spurs in 2nd round

11-12 Knicks

(Honorable Mention) #2 for 2011-12 season – New York Knicks – Carmelo Anthony , Tyson Chandler (Defensive Player of the Year), J.R. Smith, Raymond Felton, Iman Shumpert, Amar’e Stoudemire, Jeremy Lin, Baron Davis, Mike Bibby. Lost to Miami in the first round 4-1

2012-13 pacers

2012-13 Indian Pacers

Paul George won Most Improved Player of the year this season. Roy Hibbert was #2 for total blocks this season. As a team they were #1 in total rebounds and #5 in total blocks. Add in David West, George Hill, Lance Stephenson, and Danny Granger you had a squad who will not go out without a fight. In a tough Eastern Conference Finals they lost a 7 game series to Miami Heat who went on to win it all in the Finals. This is the 3rd time the Indian Pacers landed on the list…very unfortunate.

Like I said I did’t go past 2013 because the teams were repeating between the Spurs, Miami, and OCK. Now…what team was the best. Which team was just really unfortunate but have the total number and stats to back it up. I’m curious to see some of the answers.

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Breakthrough MMA 15 “Night of Champions 3” Photo Booth pictures – Patrick Corrigan post fight interview

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This past Saturday , February 28th, Breakthrough MMA through one of the most action packed events in its history! New champions where crowned, while some champions remained elite!

In Match #20 Co-Main Event
Austin McCray defeats Nesaw “Stay Thuqqn” Merriweather at 2:11 of Round 1 via Armbar and retains the Breakthrough MMA Flyweight Title. Stay tuned for his post fight interview on Keedie’s Corner!

In an amazing main event upset Patrick Corrigan takes down fan favorite Sam Senuk in a comeback victory after being rushed early in the 1st round. He took the bout at the 0:43 mark of the 1st round via knee bar. We got a chance to speak with the new Bantamweight champion and this is what he had to say.

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In a great all out brawl Dominic Jones (6-0) defeats Deon “Light Out” Times  29-28 x3 to become the new Breakthrough MMA Lightweight Champion. Stay tuned for his post fight interview on Keedie’s Corner!

Andrew Joseph takes down Keaton Shortt in a unanimous decision to become the Breakthrough MMA Middle Weight Champion. Stay tuned for his post fight interview on Keedie’s Corner! Keaton stepped in at short notice and we got a chance to speak with him,as well. Stay tuned for his post fight interview.

We have a lot more post fight interviews coming your way. Check out some Photo Booth pictures we captured below!

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Here are the rest of the fight results courtesy of Zach Moore.

Results for Breakthrough MMA 15 held on February 28th 2015 at the Ocean Center in Daytona Beach.

Match #1
Keanu L. Tomey defeats Dalton Powell at 1:11 of Round 1 via Guillotine Choke

Match #2
Eric Gardner defeats Luis Betancourt via Unanimous Decision (30-27 x3)

Match #3
Tevin Washington defeats Berke Orun at 2:14 of Round 2 via Guillotine Choke

Match #4
Rob Daniels defeats Charlie Yanes at 0:50 of Round 3 via DQ (Yanes was deducted 1 point in Round 1 for an illegal strike to a downed opponent, Yanes was also deducted 1 point for an illegal strike in Round 2 and then was deducted another point which led to the disqualification and Round 3.)

Match #5
Jonathan Rodriguez defeats Michael Perepechkin via Split Decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Match #6
Hannah Goldy defeats Jenn Conaway via Unanimous Decision (30-27 x3)

Match #7
Brandon Del Valle defeats Marcus Atwood at 1:24 of Round 1 via Keylock

Match #8
Bret Cooper defeats Daniel Rodriguez at 0:56 of Round 1 via Von Flute Choke

Match #9
Johnny Barrett defeats Jackson Heem via Split Decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)

Match #10
Jamal Goro Thorne defeats Jaime Maury at 2:14 of Round 1 via Rear Naked Choke

Match #11
Kevin Pace defeats Seth Dupuis via Unanimous Decision (30-27 x3)

Jamal Thorne will now face Kevin Pace at BreakThrough MMA 16 on June 6th in the 135 lb Tournament Finals with the winner getting a title shot on BMMA 17.

Match #12
Jaron Millan defeats Thomas James Manning via Split Decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Match #13
Votypka Clark defeats Josh Goins at 1:12 of Round 2 via Triangle

Match #14
Dominic Stouder defeats Ramon Butts at 1:43 of Round 3 via TKO (GNP)

Match #15
Bronson Shortt defeats Wisles Zamor via Unanimous Decision (30-27 x3)

Match #16
Collin Lubberts defeats Emre örün at 0:12 of Round 1 via KO

Match #18
Dominic Jones defeats Deon Times via Unanimous Decision (29-28 x3) and is the New Breakthrough MMA Featherweight Champion

Match #19
Michael Davis defeats Jeremiah Mcdougall at 2:09 of Round 1 via Armbar and is the New Breakthrough MMA Lightweight Champion

I also had the chance to get an interview with Breakthough MMA owner Jason Arnett so be on the look out for that interview as well.

Thank you for tuning in to Keedie’s Corner Online Magazine and once again stay tuned for all post fight interviews!!! Thank  you Breakthrough MMA for the great event!!!

“Trina” LIVE – Daytona Beach,FL – (Short Film)

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If you aren’t a Trina fan after you watch this you might just become one. This short film shows Trina entering the Axess Event Center building, getting settled and prepared in her V.I.P. section, her performance, and a short interview after her show. Trina definitely has an appreciation for her work and definitely her fans. We love you Trina!

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Axess Event Center – Trina – Pictures

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Trina definitely showed after her long successful career that she still holds the flame to rock a crowd. This event was brought to us by Trinity Enterprise & A.E. promotions

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Adam Elam on the left
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Keidra of Keedie’s Corner left and Kaynah of Trinity Enterprise right

Also in the building we had “Redd” from “Bad Girls Clubs” season 12 & 13

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The lovely Keidra CEO of Keedie’s Corner

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AND OF COURSE the lady of the hour Trina. You do not want to miss this movie we shot courtesy of Hustle Blood Films and Keedie’s Corner!!! Trina really shut it down. STAY TUNED!!!

Onyx Promotions – Plies (Classic Weekend) @ Glitz…” on YouTube

Everyone from the Central Florida area crammed themselves into Orlando,Fl for the Classic Weekend this year. Onyx Promotions in association with Glirz Ultra Lounge brought Plies to set things off right Friday night. Keedie’s Corner was rght in the mix to capture this extraordinary event.

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Plies put on a great show for the fans. It is very clear that he loves to interact with the people. Check out his performance below.

Onyx Promotions – Plies (Classic Weekend) @ Glitz…: http://youtu.be/FOm9LjWFTq8

Onyx Promotions Present…”Plies” Classic Weekend – Club Glitz – (Pics)

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(DJ Dnyce of Onyx Promotions above with Keidra of Keedie’s Corner)

Once again Onyx Promotions put on a great event!!! This time the occasion was Classic Weekend in Orlando,FL. Club Glitz had a great establishment with great atmosphere. Check out some pictures below!

On the 1’s and 2’s was the one and only DJ Nasty (Below)

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Before the event jumped started into full effect Keirda had the chance to snap pictures with some popular names within the Central Florida scene.

 

Big shout out to Ms.Dollar at 1st Impression Boutique for Keidra’s dress below

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…AND OF COURSE THE MAN OF THE HOUR!!! Plies really gave the fans a show. I’m guessing the stage was too out of the way for the fans so Plies jumped down from the stage and performed on the bar area so that he could interact with the fans. TRUE PERFORMER!!

 

All-in-all great event by Onyx Promotions this Classic Weekend in Orlando,FL. Be on the look out for more promotions from this company.

Stay tuned to catch the full video of Plies performance tomorrow night

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This 13 Year Old Stand-Out Is Ready To Shake The World!!!

Who’s this? This is Savannah Korabic from Long Island, NY. After she captures you with her stunning voice and poppy energy you will be absolutely blown back once you learn that she is only 13 years old!

Yes, 13! She says she was inspired to do music during her first visit to Midtown Recording Studio and recording with producer/engineer dskcova (Discover). She started on a professional level around May of 2014 and the rest was history.

Her first chance to show off her talent was when she recorded her first cover song to John Legend’s “All of Me” which she also performed. After that she couldn’t stay away from the studio. We asked her “How do you stay so focused at such a young age?” Her reply was simple yet represented a great attitude towards her craft which was “I am dedicated to what I love.”

She said she is very inspired , personally, by her older sister Cassidy and on her professional level she is inspired by Ed Sheeran. Along with more cover songs, this is what you can be looking forward to from this artist

– Gospel album by Yvens Joseph, doing vocal parts and arrangements.
– A single for BCU student Ray Champagne,co-wrote with dskcova and preformed the chorus.
– Co-wrote and performed a hook for C.B.M. artist Timbo the Great.
– Currently working on a single for Blocc’s upcoming album produced by dskcova.
– Co-writing and performing the hook for a Rebel Entertainment artist in South Africa

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She also stated that as an ASCAP  registered artist she would like to work ventures with other artist, producers, and songwriters.

Below is a behind the scenes blooper of her next music video which will be all green screen work. Be on the look out for the young talent now residing in the the Florida area!!!

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Watch Scenes from the Purge Halloween Costume Party/ Lewi Bags birthday bash

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The TURN UP WAS REAL!!! This past Halloween of 2014 Bethune-Cookman & Daytona State Students lit up the scene at Onyx Entertainment’s “The Purge” Halloween costume party. With the help of Lewi Bags and BloCc, the party goers enjoyed their night. Axess Event Center is the new happening place in Daytona Beach,Fl. Check out this night to remember in the video below:

Lewi Bags B-Day/Halloween Party – Axess Event Center!!!

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BloCc (Chess Board Mover’s) Releases “City Limits” (Photos)

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It’s seems that the momentum just keeps rolling for CBM artist BloCc. Fresh off his College Tour, BloCc and his team (CEO Video & Manager Jen) ran a campaign with local Metro PSC stores to sell copies of his album. Not only that, but they were also there to interact with the people with each sell. They gave out T-Shirts labeled “#WhoMe”, which is BloCc’s slogan, along with his newly released documentary also titled “#WhoMe”.

These events led to the release of his album “City Limits” which has already gained a respectable buzz from his hit singles. The team decided to throw a party for all the supporters to enjoy in which they provided a live DJ, alcoholic beverages, VIP lounges and a photo booth (Provided by Zack Owens)

(Pictures from Zack Owens’ photo booth)

BloCc also performed a couple of songs requested by the audience

There were also celebrity guest in attendance along with notable people from the city of Daytona Beach,FL

All in all it was a great time for all the people involved. Salute to the entire BloCc,#WhoMe, CBM campaign. If you don’t have “City Limit’s” the album make sure you go out and get it.

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Timbo Da Great “F*ck Sumthing” behind the scenes

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We bring you the inside scoop on the Chess Board Movers artist, Timbo Da Great’s “Fuck Sumthing” music video. Timbo Da Great is from Central Florida and makes up part of the group Chess Board Movers. His video was shot on the world’s most famous beach, Daytona Beach, FL., by 9 Beans. Zack Owens of Hood News was also on set to get footage. The atmosphere was vibrant and the C.B.M. team was live.The video models were stunning in their custom Karyn Michelle swim wear made by Alana Burhannan. The productions ran smooth and were well-organized due to a good manager, Herman Robinson.Trinity Live Enterprise was professional and treated the crew with great hospitality.Keedie’s Corner was there to show love and capture all the live, uncut behind the scenes action. [Click the Video below]
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0VTiq6Yx3hY

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Videography : Bruce Walton

Published by : Keedie’s Corner, 2014

 

 

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