Top 10 Dunks of 2012

2012 is over but there’s still the top 10 dunks of 2012 in the NBA. The Bobcats slid into the number 10 spot and the Clippers stole the number 1 spot.

10. Bobcats vs Trail Blazers by Byron Mullens

9. Knicks vs Heats by J.R. Smith

8. Celtics vs Jazz by Jeff Green

7. Lakers vs Bobcats by Gerald Henderson

6. Clippers vs Jazz by Jeremy Evans

5. Warriors vs Timberwolves by Harrison Barnes

4. Clippers vs Lakers by Blacke Griffen

3. Bulls vs Heat by LeBron James

2. Nets vs Rockets by by Gerald Green

1. Clippers vs Thunder by Blake Griffen

And there you have it; the top 10 dunks of 2012.  You can watch the video below to get a better visualization.

Ledisi…A Fresh Breath of Jazz

Singer-songwriter, record producer, CEO and actress Ledisi is best known for her jazz influeneced vocals.  She released her first album, Soulsinger: The Revival in 2000.  In 2003, she won Outstanding Jazz Album, Feeling Orange But Sometimes Blue for California Music Awards.  She was nominated for 4 Grammy Awards, two in 2008 and two in 2010.  Her newest single “Pieces of Me” is her first single to make it on Billboard’s Adult R&B chart.  It’s currently sitting at number 7.  Check it out.

WHO IS ESPERANZA?

I logged in on twitter yesterday and saw that Esperanza won a Grammy Award for best new artist.  The question on many of my followers and the people I’m following’s mind  along with mine is WHO IS ESPERENZA?! Who is this lady that won a Gammy over Justin Beiber? After winning her award, she said “I certainly did not expect to even be considered for that type of nomination.  Me being a little old jazz musician and everything”. Esperenza, you definitely were not the only thinking this.  Many people could not understand why someone they have never heard of could win such a big award.  What people could not understand even more was the fact that she won over Justin Bieber.

What people do not realize about awards like these is that the people behind the decision of who wins do not base it off of who sells the most albums.  They base it of of who they think has more talent.  Not that Justin Bieber lacks talent.  He just was not on the same level as Esperenza.  After winning an award of this great magnitude, her future is looking bright.  For those who did not know of her before, they will start seeing her face or name more often.

I listened to some of her songs and she’s actually good.  Why she was not well known until now, I’m not sure.  I like her music and I do think she deserved to win.  This is my personal opinion.  Go check out some of her music on youtube and information about her on

http://www.esperanzaspalding.com/cms/