<![CDATA[ARTISTRAY.COM - Blogistray]]>Fri, 31 Jul 2020 21:10:47 -0700Weebly<![CDATA['20 NBA season/playoffs predictions]]>Sat, 01 Aug 2020 00:36:08 GMThttp://artistray.com/blog/20-nba-seasonplayoffs-predictionsProjections: Bucks vs Heat & Raps vs Celt. HEAT over Celtics (7 games) / Lakers vs Rockets Clipp vs. Thun. LALakers over LAC(6games). Miami over LAL (7 games)MVP ButlerExp.: E. 1. Bucks 2. Raptors 3. Celtics 4. Heat
5. 76ers
6. Pacers
7. Magic (.5 gm back from Nets)
8. Nets
W. 1. Lakers 2. Clippers 3. Thunder 4. Nuggets
5. Rockets
6. Jazz
7. Mavericks
8. Blazers
​Matches standings. Utah could win 1 more game (not vs. Den.&still Seed@6 due to divisional tiebreaker) spreads not available after Sat. yet, so i opened em for another few days...MATCHUP/ TIME (times in PST) =Win. =cover. over. =under.
Utah (+2)(+110)
New Orleans (-2) (-130) over/under 227.5 3:30 PM TNT
LAL (-5)(-230)
Los Angeles Clipp. (+5)(+190) over/under 219.5 6:00 PM TNT
Friday, July 31
MATCHUP
Orlando (-7) (-270)
Brooklyn (+7) (+230) over/under 212
11:30 AM
Memphis (+2) (+115)
Portland (-2) (-135) over/under 224.5
1:00 PM NBATV
Phoenix (-7) (-280)
Washington (+7...) (-240) over/under 224.5
1:00 PM
Boston (+4.5) (+175)
Milwaukee (-4.5) (-200) over/under 218.5
3:30 PM ESPN
Sacramento (-3) (-155)
San Antonio (+3) (+135) over/under 219.5
5:00 PM
Houston (EVEN) (-110)
Dallas (EVEN) (-110) over/under 228.5 6:00 PM ESPN
Saturday, August 1
MATCHUP
Miami (+2...) (+110)
Denver (-2) (-130) over/under 211
10:00 AM ESPN
Utah (+1) (+100)
Oklahoma City (-1) (-120) over/under 212.5 12:30 PM ESPN
New Orleans (+4.5) (+165)
LAL (-4.5) (-185) over/under 226
3:00 PM ESPN
Philadelphia (-5.5) (-230)
Indiana (+5.5) (+190) over/under 213.5
4:00 PM
Los Angeles (-4) (-180)
Toronto (+4) (+160) over/under 213.5
5:30 PM ESPN
Sunday, August 2
MATCHUP
Washington
Brooklyn (-4) (-150) over/under 220...
11:00 AM
Portland
Boston (-5.5) (-170) over/under 223.5...
12:30 PM ABC
San Antonio
Memphis (-5.5) (-170) over/under 223.5...
1:00 PM
Sacramento
Orlando(even to -1) (-110) over/under 217.5
3:00 PM NBATV
Milwaukee (-4.5) (-160) over/under 228...
Houston
5:30 PM ABC
Dallas (-5.5) (-170) over/under 223.5...
Phoenix
6:00 PM
Monday, August 3
Toronto (-3) (-135) over/under 220...
Miami
10:30 AM NBATV
Denver (1.5) (-115) over/under 222.5...
Oklahoma City
1:00 PM NBATV
Indiana (-8) (-180) over/under 228...
Washington...
1:00 PM
Memphis
New Orleans (even to -1) (-110) over/under 217.5
3:30 PM ESPN
San Antonio
Philadelphia (-9) (-210) over/under 217.5...
5:00 PM
Los Angeles C. (-6) (-200) over/under 220...
Utah
6:00 PM ESPN
Tuesday, August 4
Brooklyn
Milwaukee (-10) (-200) over/under 218...
10:30 AM NBATV
Dallas (-5.5) (-160) over/under 220...
Sacramento
11:30 AM
Phoenix
LAL (-11) (-250) over/under 224...
1:00 PM NBATV
Orlando
Indiana (-4.5) (-140) over/under 216.5
3:00 PM
Boston (-2.5) (-130) over/under 218
Miami...
3:30 PM TNT
Houston (-3) (-135) over/under 228..(if they somehow dogs; they'll cover)
Portland
6:00 PM TNT
Wednesday, August 5
Memphis
Utah
11:30 AM
Philadelphia
Washington
1:00 PM NBATV
Denver
San Antonio
1:00 PM
Oklahoma City
Los Angeles C.
3:30 PM ESPN
Toronto
Orlando
5:00 PM
Brooklyn
Boston
6:00 PM
Thursday, August 6
New Orleans
Sacramento
10:30 AM NBATV
Miami
Milwaukee
1:00 PM TNT
Indiana
Phoenix
1:00 PM
LAL
Dallas
3:30 PM TNT
Portland
Denver
5:00 PM
Los Angeles
Houston
6:00 PM TNT
Friday, August 7
Utah
San Antonio
10:00 AM
Oklahoma City
Memphis
1:00 PM NBATV
Sacramento
Brooklyn
2:00 PM
Orlando
Philadelphia
3:30 PM TNT
Washington
New Orleans
5:00 PM
Boston
Toronto
6:00 PM TNT
Saturday, August 8
LAL
Portland
10:00 AM TNT
Utah
Denver
12:30 PM TNT
Los Angeles
Indiana
3:00 PM TNT
Phoenix
Miami
4:30 PM
Milwaukee
Dallas
5:30 PM ESPN
Sunday, August 9
Washington
Oklahoma City
9:30 AM
Memphis
Toronto
11:00 AM
San Antonio
New Orleans
12:00 PM ABC
Orlando
Boston
2:00 PM
Philadelphia
Portland
3:30 PM NBATV
Houston
Sacramento
5:00 PM
Brooklyn
LAL
6:00 PM NBATV
Monday, August 10
Oklahoma City
Phoenix
11:30 AM
Dallas
Utah
12:00 PM NBATV
Toronto
Milwaukee
3:30 PM ESPN
Indiana
Miami
5:00 PM
Denver
Los Angeles
6:00 PM TNT
Tuesday, August 11
Brooklyn
Orlando
10:00 AM
Houston
San Antonio
11:00 AM NBATV
Phoenix
Philadelphia
1:30 PM
Portland
Dallas
2:00 PM
Boston
Memphis
3:30 PM TNT
New Orleans
Sacramento
6:00 PM TNT
Milwaukee
Washington
6:00 PM
Wednesday, August 12
Indiana
Houston
1:00 PM NBATV
Toronto
Philadelphia
3:30 PM ESPN
Miami
Oklahoma City
5:00 PM
LAL
Denver
6:00 PM
Thursday, August 13
Washington
Boston
TBD
Portland
Brooklyn
TBD
Sacramento
Los Angeles
TBD
Milwaukee
Memphis
TBD
New Orleans
Orlando
TBD
Dallas
Phoenix
TBD
San Antonio
Utah
TBD
Friday, August 14
Philadelphia
Houston
TBD
Miami
Indiana
TBD
Oklahoma City
LAL
TBD
Denver
Toronto
TBD]]>
<![CDATA[7/31 MLB lines & predictions]]>Fri, 31 Jul 2020 22:36:35 GMThttp://artistray.com/blog/731-mlb-lines-predictions6 locks: TB win & cover, AZ win, PITT win, ATL win & cover, CLE/MINN under.
CHISox win, cover, & over

Boston @New York Yankees Line: NYY -180
O/U: 10.5 4:00 PMRyan Weber vs Jordan Montgomery (Win.P.) NYY & under

New York Mets @ Atlanta Line: ATL -127
O/U: 10.5 4:10 PM Rick Porcello vs Sean Newcomb(Win.P) ATL & over

Cincinnati @Detroit Line: CIN -170
O/U: 8.5 4:10 PM Luis Castillo (Win.P.) vs Spencer Turnbull. CINN & over

Tampa Bay @Baltimore Line: TB -182
O/U: 9 4:35 PM Blake Snell vs Alex Cobb. TB & under

Chicago @Kansas City Line: CHW -151
O/U: 9.5 5:05 PM Dallas Keuchel(Win.P) vs Kris Bubic. CHI & over.

San Diego @Colorado Line: SD -107
O/U: 11.5 5:10 PM Garrett Richards(Win.P) vs Jon Gray. SD & under

Cleveland @Minnesota Line: CLE -116
O/U: 9 5:10 PM Mike Clevinger vs Randy Dobnak. MINN & under

Pittsburgh @ChicagoLine: CHC -210
O/U: 9 5:15 PMTrevor Williams(Win.P) vs Yu Darvish. PITT & over

Texas @San Francisco Line: TEX -120
O/U: 8 6:00 PM Mike Minor vs Logan Webb(Win.P). SF & over

Houston @Los Angeles Line: HOU -181
O/U: 9 6:10 PM Lance McCullers Jr. vs Matt Andriese.  HOU & over

Los Angeles @Arizona Line: LAD -124
O/U: 9.5 6:40 PM Tony Gonsolin vs Zac Gallen(Win.P). AZ & over

Oakland @Seattle Line: OAK -185
O/U: 9 6:40 PM Sean Manaea vs. Taiujan Walker. OAK & over]]>
<![CDATA[HOWIE SHANKS! Celebration of Life.]]>Tue, 21 Jul 2020 23:08:47 GMThttp://artistray.com/blog/howie-shanks-celebration-of-lifeHAPPY BIRTHDAY HOWIE SHANKS!
Howard Samuel Shanks (July 21, 1890 – July 30, 1941), born in Chicago, IL, was an American professional baseball outfielder. He played in Major League Baseball (MLB) from 1912 to 1925 for the Washington SenatorsBoston Red Sox, and New York Yankees.
In 1921 Shanks led the American League in triples with 18.
In 1665 games over 14 seasons, Shanks posted a .253 batting average (1440-for-5699) with 604 runs, 211 doubles, 96 triples, 25 home runs, 620 RBI, 185 stolen bases, 415 bases on balls, .308 on-base percentage and .337 slugging percentage. He recorded a .950 fielding percentage primarily as an outfielder and third baseman but also played some games at first base, second base and shortstop as well. Baseball reference.
Washington Senators (1912–1922)
Boston Red Sox (1923–1924)
New York Yankees (1925)
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<![CDATA[Artist & Producer Logic Signs Exclusive Deal With Twitch, allegedly worth in excess of 1 million cash.]]>Tue, 21 Jul 2020 22:22:13 GMThttp://artistray.com/blog/artist-producer-logic-signs-exclusive-deal-with-twitch-allegedly-worth-in-excess-of-1-million-cashIn an interview with The Verge, Logic, who already had a small Twitch channel on which he infrequently streamed prior to signing the deal, said the deal is worth seven figures. That puts it in line with deals signed by big-name video game streamers like Imane “Pokimane” Anys and the aforementioned Ben “DrLupo” Lupo—quite a haul for somebody who previously did not have much of a presence on the platform and whose audience may or may not migrate over in a way that makes Twitch’s investment worthwhile.

“I’m blessed enough to have millions of fans and followers. So it is a great partnership,” he told The Verge. “I’m going to bring new eyes to their service, they’re going to bring new money to my bank account, and—I’m just kidding.”

The deal makes sense for Twitch, which given the worldwide & Universal "lock-downs" was suddenly rushed with mainstream musicians. When the COVID-19 pandemic first forced large amounts of the United States & World into "lockdown"; the Amazon owned platform became an even larger force for artists, athletes, & producers alike. Twitch has been trying to expand into music for years now, though. The platform plays host to thousands of endemic musicians, and official Twitch events almost always include famous musicians. Logic himself performed at TwitchCon in San Diego last year. That’s not to say that the marriage between Twitch and music has been an entirely idyllic match made in heaven, however; in recent times, powerful entities in the music world have taken to cracking down on streamers who play copyrighted music in the background of their broadcasts.
Logic is the first musician Twitch has signed to an exclusive deal, but it’s hard to say if he’ll actually do anything musical on Twitch. He’s set to premiere his new and apparently final album on the platform tomorrow, but after that, all bets are off. In the past he’s mostly played video games like Call of Duty on Twitch, but he’s also freestyled over beats (while playing Call of Duty).
Though he’s now a retired and the proud father of a Twitch channel, Logic says he’ll probably still make music in some form or fashion.
“I’m not fooling myself,” he told The Verge. “I’m a musician, I’ll always be one. I’m still gonna, like, rap on songs that probably won’t come out.”
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<![CDATA[Dame D.O.L.L.A. releases New music video for "Home Team"]]>Mon, 20 Jul 2020 15:07:34 GMThttp://artistray.com/blog/dame-dolla-releases-new-music-video-for-home-teamPicture
via -facebook.com/DamianLillard ​It takes a village!
The official music video for my new single Home Team. This video is a tribute to family, friends, loyalty and what you can build when you stick together.
My connection to Portland is deeper than basketball. We from Oakland, but we’ve made Portland our home.
Dedicated to my late cousin Brandon “Chef B” Johnson.
Stream Home Team on all platforms here: https://empire.ffm.to/hometeam
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Credits:
Home Team features Los Angeles based artist Dreebo on the hook.
Find out more about Dame D.O.L.L.A. at http://DameDOLLA.com
Dame D.O.L.L.A. merch available at https://www.bigdollamerch.com/store/
Directed by: Brookfield Duece and Damian Lillard
Shot and edited by: Riley Brown
Produced by Nonstop Da Hitman of 808 Mafia
Co-produced by: Veyis
Copyright Front Page Music, Inc.
Distributed in partnership with Empire.

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<![CDATA[On this date - "A Kid Named Cudi" 12 Year Anniversary]]>Fri, 17 Jul 2020 18:39:23 GMThttp://artistray.com/blog/on-this-date-a-kid-named-cudi-12-year-anniversaryOn this day in 2008, Scott Medcudi, a.k.a. Kid Cudi, released his debut mixtape titled "A Kid Named Cudi". The tape's legacy in Hip-Hop & Music culture has been nearly unmatched, within the industry & underground scopes. The Cleveland, OH product has consistently pushed out billboard hits along with culturally iconic tracks since. Doing so whilst publicly advocating for social changes across multitudes of platforms & enduring his own battles with mental health disorders & substance abuse. WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE TRACK OFF IT??? As for me, 16. Cleveland Is The Reason ~ still pulls a whole lot of weight in the underground scene. Follow Cudi's moves & his music.
A KID NAMED CUDI (download) 
Kid Cudi remembers his origins
Kid Cudi teases new HBO role
Cudi & 'Ye tease "Kids See Ghosts" Cartoon, coming soon.
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<![CDATA[will @LØgic3Ø1 ret.2.music@$prØd.rap.etc?]]>Fri, 17 Jul 2020 07:00:00 GMThttp://artistray.com/blog/will-lgic31-ret2musicprdrapetcmusic.apple.com/us/album/gang-related/1440819512?i=1440819761
music.apple.com/us/album/till-the-end/1440819512?i=1440819778
music.apple.com/us/album/alright-feat-big-sean/1440819512?i=1440819790

datpiff.com/Logic-Young-Sinatra-Welcome-To-Forever-mixtape.483644.html
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<![CDATA[GrudenTunnelBros]]>Fri, 17 Jul 2020 02:44:28 GMThttp://artistray.com/blog/grudentunnelbrosJay Gruden's Net-Worth in comp. to Jon Gruden's Net.
Discussion Thread
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<![CDATA[Logic announces "Retirement" from Music Career w/ "No Pressure" (E.Prod. by No.ID) Fri. 7/24]]>Fri, 17 Jul 2020 00:10:40 GMThttp://artistray.com/blog/logic-announces-retirement-from-music-career-w-no-pressure-eprod-by-noid-fri-724Rapper Logic has announced that he’ll be retiring from his music career with the release of his sixth studio album ‘No Pressure’, out on Friday, July 24.
Digitally, through Twitter & social media, Logic (Sir Robert Bryson Hall II) – stated 
Via twitter.com/logic301 & Via ~ instagram.com/logic "Officially announcing my retirement with the release of “No Pressure” executive produced by No I.D. July 24th...
It’s been a great decade. Now it’s time to be a great father.
Art by instagram.com/samspratt "

Logic and his wife Brittney Noell announced they were expecting their first child, a son, in August '19. last year. During a '14 appearance on Tiny Meat Gang Podcast, Logic shared news about his upcoming projects Logic revealed that he was working on a sequel to his 2014 debut album ‘Under Pressure’.
“It talks a lot about really dope shit,” Logic said of the album at the time.
“It’s very hip-hop and very dope, but not like my album ‘Young Sinatra 4’, which is kinda boom-bap hip-hop. This one is more modern hip-hop.
@Apple Music @Spotify @YouTube

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<![CDATA[Wut wud Marshawn do?]]>Thu, 16 Jul 2020 21:28:25 GMThttp://artistray.com/blog/wut-wud-marshawn-doGet fined tØØ many bill$ by Berkley, & B.Bill$, & Mark.@$$ Clark Davis @thesamedamntime. Check Øut his current happenings @ twitter.com/moneylynch instagram.com/beastmode 
'20 Seahawks ret. "Expect the Unexpected"
Marshawn's got soccer down
Lynch: A History - award-win. film(David Shields) has won Marshawn’s seal of app.
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