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  1. http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703444804575071663150820760.html?mod=WSJ_hpp_LEADNewsCollection

    Tiger Woods is planning to issue a statement Friday, in which the disgraced golfer is expected to apologize for his behavior and discuss his return to the sport.

    Mr. Woods took an abrupt leave of absence from golf in the wake of a sex scandal that began unfolding in November. He will speak at 11 a.m. Friday in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., at the Tournament Players Club at Sawgrass golf course, where the PGA Tour is headquartered.

    Mark Steinberg, Mr. Woods's agent, said in a statement that Mr. Woods plans to discuss his past and his future and he intends to apologize for his behavior.

    The statement will occur during the week of the WGC Accenture Match Play Championship. Global consulting firm Accenture PLC is one of the sponsors that dropped Mr. Woods as a result of the scandal.

    It remained unclear late Wednesday when Mr. Woods plans to return to golf. The next PGA Tour event after this weekend is the Phoenix Open on Feb. 25. The Masters, the first major tournament of the season, is April 8.

    Accenture said that Mr. Woods's news conference will not overlap with its golf tournament, which started Wednesday and runs through Sunday in Marana, Ariz. The tournament tees off at noon local time on Friday—three hours after Mr. Woods's planned announcement, said Accenture spokesman Fred Hawrysh.

    Ty Votaw, the PGA Tour's chief spokesman, said the tour was approached within the "past week or so" and asked to provide a venue for Mr. Woods's news conference and to assist with logistics on Friday. The tour declined to comment on what will happen Friday, though, "because we don't know what he's going to say," Mr. Votaw said.

    PGA Tour rules require players to commit to a tournament by 5 p.m. the week before the event. While Mr. Woods could on Friday commit to next week's event—what is now known as the Waste Management Phoenix Open—it would be highly unlikely.

    The event was the site of one of the highlights of "Tigermania," when in 1997 Mr. Woods made a hole in one at the 16th hole, which has been promoted over the years as the loudest hole in golf. Increasingly larger grandstands have been erected over the years to pack in more fans. That year, shortly before his historic victory at the Masters, fans—and Mr. Woods—erupted when his tee shot found the bottom of the cup for an ace.

    But in 1999, a fan with a gun in a backpack was heckling Mr. Woods. The fan was escorted off the course. Mr. Woods has played the Phoenix event just once since then.

    More likely for Mr. Woods's return would be a made-for-TV event called the Tavistock Cup. The two-day event is played in March and is very tightly controlled—both fans and media are restricted. The event also is played in Mr. Woods's gated community, meaning he could walk to the first tee.

    And then, of course, he could play at the year's first major, the Masters, where decorum is stressed and fans—who Augusta National insists be called patrons—are fearful of a golf-etiquette breach that would result in their passes being revoked.

    The public-relations debacle that unfolded over revelations of Mr. Woods's extramarital affairs was a major blow to his multimillion-dollar endorsement business. Accenture and AT&T Inc. severed their ties with the golf superstar. AT&T declined to comment on news of Mr. Woods's news conference.

    Accenture Chief Marketing Officer Roxanne Taylor spoke with Mr. Woods's agent on Wednesday before the golfer announced that he would break his public silence, Mr. Hawrysh, the Accenture spokesman, said.

    Accenture said its discussion with Mr. Woods's agent was about the scheduling of the news conference, and that the company doesn't know any details about Mr. Woods's personal life or living arrangements.

    Accenture declined to discuss the terms of its contract with Mr. Woods, but noted that its decision to end its sponsorship agreement with Mr. Woods remains unchanged.

    Several other sponsors, including Procter & Gamble Co.'s Gillette and Tag Heuer, a unit of LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton SA, distanced themselves from the golfer by limiting his role in their marketing campaigns.

    Despite the scandal, Mr. Woods was able to hold on to some of his sponsorship deals. Nike Inc. and sports-memorabilia retailer Upper Deck Co. have said they will stand by Mr. Woods.

    A spokeswoman for Nike said on Wednesday the company's relationship with Mr. Woods remains the same. "Nike fully supports Tiger and his family through this difficult time," the company said. "We respect his privacy. We look forward to him returning to golf."

    Mr. Wood's likeably scores and trust scores have fallen "significantly," since the golf pro crashed his SUV into a fire hydrant in November, says Matt Fleming, senior account manager for Davie-Brown, an Omnicom Group company that tracks the appeal of celebrities using online poll of U.S. consumers.

    Prior to the incident, Mr. Woods's was ranked as the ninth most aspirational celebrity but he has now fallen to 2411th out of 2449 celebrities that are in Davie-Brown's database.

    As I've said before, I dont approve of his actions off the course, but I cant wait to see him swing a golf club again.


  2. My friends were saying today that Will totally forgot about his fans lately.. They were reminding me how he felt so bad after wild wild west because he didnt deliver what his audience were waiting from him, and how noadays he doesnt even care about making a movie that most people would enjoy. Now we have a great song for haiti and once more he demostrates he just couldnt care about music here.. Im running out of ways to defend your decitions Will..

    **** all that. I dont think he forgot about us, but if you insist he did, he did it to be a full time father, something his hectic schedule has stopped him doing for many years. What more defense about his recent decisions or lack there of, do you need?


  3. I think the point is, whatever can bring more awareness to the song and cause should be done, and MJ being on it willl no doubt do that. However its just a shame some people will buy it because of Michael and not because of the reason the song was made. But money for Haiti is money for Haiti, however you get it.


  4. Incredible, just incredible.

    I'm glad they kept MJ on the track, but even if they hadnt this is still an incredible production for a great cause. His vocals or not, this song will alwasy be connected to MJ, but thats not the issue, raising moeny for Haiti is.

    Jennifer Hudson and Usher tore it up. Although its not a competition and both song are for the same cause, this absolutely owns the 'Everybody Hurts' song.

    Amazing.


  5. Before anyone says anything, audio is on its way, I know I've been saying that a long time, but it's actually true this time, lol. It wont be long I promise.

    This is a song about artists who have passed away in the Industry, written to Tupac - Dear Mama instrumental.

    Industry of Angels

    I remember September ’96 when Pac got shot

    It felt like music lost the heart of hip hop

    His legacy always has me feeling sentimental

    And that’s the reason why I’m rapping on his instrumental

    Only thing I hope is to bring justice to the track

    Write a letter, “Dear Mama can you bring Pac back?

    And why you’re at it bring Biggie along for the ride

    Coz since they died hip hop’s been on a downhill slide”

    Confrontation, altercations stunted both their growth

    Consumed by a beef that became bigger than them both

    All we have left is the message of their success

    Always remember me and prove there’s life after death

    ‘02 in the studio Jay was doing what he loved

    Jam Master lived for music now he’s cutting up above

    I was sad ‘til I remembered what Run and D said

    Replaying in my head “You’ll see Jay again my friend”

    I didn’t know much about him before he passed away

    But needless to say I’m missing Eazy E today

    A drug dealing gangbanger taken from us by AID’s

    But I’m just glad he patched it up with Ice Cube and Dre

    I give Meth huge respect for still reppin’ the scene

    But Wu Tang aint the same without ODB

    True legends to the culture prematurely deceased

    J-Dilla sleep well, Roc Raider rest in peace

    [Chorus]

    Silhouettes of Angels forming in the darkest of skies

    Not walking the earth, but still in our lives

    The memories that you gave us are infinite

    I feel the spirit around me when I grace the MIC

    A part of me actually wants to embrace the fatal

    Because I wanna live in an industry of angels

    I wrote this verse on the day Michael Jackson passed away

    And to be honest I really didn’t know what to say

    I been wracking my brain searching for words to conserve

    Probing vocabularies to put words to a verse

    But nothing dispersed; I was left searching for clues

    Coz when you passed a part of me died with you too

    It wasn’t Neil Armstrong, M.J, it was you

    Who taught me it was possible to walk on the moon

    Motown 25 when you took to the stage

    You stole the hearts of millions regardless of age

    And though your flames burnt out I’ll ignite the embers

    Coz when you left it felt like a family member

    But when heartache fades and the tears start to dry

    We won’t remember your death; we’ll celebrate your life

    I wasn’t born in your heyday, but figured it out soon

    I think it’s safe to say I moonwalked from the womb

    Wearing white socks, leather jacket, thriller mask

    And a shimmering white glove on the right of my hands

    I swear there’s unborn babies still developing genes

    In their mother’s stomachs dancing to Billie Jean

    I saw this kid with his grandfather walking the streets

    Asked ‘em both who they considered music’s elite

    To see past generations music up to today

    They just smiled and both replied “M.J”

    [Chorus]

    Now its moments like this when I start to reminisce

    On how things have changed and how I want to relive

    The moments of my life when Big L was MVP

    And Left Eye was still rocking with TLC

    I give it up to Aaliyah for working with Slick Rick

    When Bug Pun was on the come up 100%

    Back when I was a kid I wasn’t a GTA fanatic

    But now I really wish I was rapping with Mr Magic

    I may have missed their prime but I got love for ‘em too

    I’d give anything to see Elvis wearing blue suede shoes

    Or feel good with James Brown and start to lose control

    So I could really get down with the godfather of soul

    I kind of feel inadequate as I write this song

    But before Freddie left he said the show must go on

    Marvin Gaye in your lifetime you gave us midnight love

    And my respect for Luther will never be too much

    More than a tribute to the people in the poem

    But a collective salute to all the legends there has been

    Cant explain the impression there’s too many to mention

    Just trust me when I say you’re still teaching me lessons

    [Chorus]


  6. Ahh man, My Type of Party is dope on so many levels. The way he blends the comical side of his abilties with topical scenerios that has you laughing but also going "thats so true, that does happen", its amazing. His combination of comedic punchlines yet thought provoking topics is honourable to any rapper out there. His flow on that track is crazy too. Mys has more depth to him on that one track, despite it being comedic, that a lot of commercial rappers can express in the entirety of their careers.

    Man I need to be copping myself a physical copy of Music Mystro, the download just aint the same. You checked his new F.T.D EP yet, Brakes? Gotta reinstall iTunes before I can grab it.


  7. Love this guy, his word play is second to none. Hard to believe he's been around since the late 90's and has never really had a big break. His talent is unquestionable. I like Chipmunk, Tinchy and the such like, but Mys takes it to a whole different level and deserves to be known on a more public basis. Very few rival Twang as the UK's best rapper, but Mystro is right there pushing Taipanic and for me is actually better in certain abilities. When they come together its intense, Half n Half on Twangs Kik Off album is mind boggling.


  8. How many times has Yao Ming been highest vote getter? And how many times has he been deserving of it compared to other players in the league? Granted, its largely dowwn to his Chinese fan base, but votes are votes. The All-Star game is a night for the fans to be entertained, we cant change the history of the voting criteria just because a few that arent as deserving as they once were are getting votes. Its a fan night, and they're who the fans want to see.

    I'm happy for AI, plus anyone more deserving of the Easts PG slot will be a reserve and play as many minutes anyway. Rondo in most likelihood.


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    1. Dance With You

    2. 50/50

    3. Another Day

    4. Lullaby

    5. If There's Any Justice

    6. Time To Grow

    7. Its Not That Easy

    8. Someone Should Tell You

    9. If She Knew

    10. Weight Of The World

    11. What About Love (Featuring Jls)

    12. All I Ever Do (My Boo)

    13. The Way Love Goes

    14. You Don't Love Me

    15. Counting The Days

    Preview of the first sngle The Way Love Goes here.

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