One the all-time best hip hop collectives reunited this weekend for an almost unbelievable concert. Dungeon Family–the oversized Atlanta-area hip hop super group featuring Outkast, Goodie Mob, Killer Mike, and many more–reunited for One MusicFest at Aaron’s Amphitheater in Lakewood, Georgia.First of all, the festival had a ridiculous lineup of Ice Cube, Erykah Badu, A$AP Ferg, Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals, Gary Clark Jr., and Busta Rhymes, on top of scheduled sets from Dungeon Family members Big Boi, Goodie Mob, Cee Lo Green, Killer Mike, and Organize Noize. What. A. Lineup.The individual sets turned into one giant Dungeon Family party, with Andre 3000 making his surprise appearance early on in the set and staying there for the majority of the evening, spitting fire like he was a teenager again. With a live band and DJ combination backing them up, each member/group had their time in the sun. The show featured group blowouts like “Trans DF Express” alongside Outkast hits like “The Whole World”, and “So Fresh, So Clean”, Goodie Mobb hits like “Cell Therapy”, and solo songs like Cee Lo’s Gnarls Barkley mega-hit “Crazy” and Killer Mike’s “Never Scared”, which featured guest appearances by ATL natives T.I. and Bone Crusher.Perhaps the most surprising moment of the night, Erykah Badu hopped on stage with Outkast for “Liberation”, making a rare on-stage appearance with her ex-husband and father of her child Andre 3000. It was that kind of night, as the love on stage between the members of the Dungeon Family was clear. We hope this wasn’t a one-off, as a Dungeon Family tour would be truly epic.See below for a few videos from this incredible and rare performance (please excuse for the extremely heavy bass!!!!)Watch “Trans DF Express” with Dungeon Family, courtesy of YouTube user elbudooWatch “The Whole World” with Outkast and Killer Mike, courtesy of YouTube user AP MorinWatch Outkast perform “Hootie Hoo”, courtesy of elbudooWatch Cee Lo perform his Gnarls Barkley hit “Crazy”, courtesy of YouTube user Spencer ClementsWatch “Liberation” with Outkast, Cee Lo, and Erykah Badu, courtesy of YouTube user Amber D Rampley
A third decision was made to reinvest the principal payments on the securities purchased under the asset purchase programme as they matured for as long as necessary.“This will contribute to favourable liquidity conditions and an appropriate monetary policy stance,” Draghi said, adding that technical details would be given later.The central banker made a fourth policy decision to admit regional and local government bonds into the QE programme.“We decided to include euro-denominated marketable debt instruments issued by regional and local governments located in the euro area in the list of assets eligible for purchase by the respective national central banks,” he said.The bank also decided to continue its main refinancing operations and the three-month longer-term refinancing operations as fixed rate tender procedures with full allotment for as long as necessary and at least until the end of the reserve maintenance period of 2017.“Our new measures,” Draghi said, “will ensure accommodative financial conditions and further strengthen the substantial easing impact of the measures taken since June 2014, which have had significant positive effects on financing conditions, on credit and on the real economy.”European stocks rose in early trading today on hopes the ECB would cut rates and announce an increase in the pace of QE.The rate cut was in line with money market expectations.Markets are also keeping a keen eye on US rates, which could be changed by the Federal Reserve at its committee meeting on 15-16 December. The European Central Bank (ECB) is cutting its key deposit rate by 10 basis points to minus 0.30% with effect from 9 December and extending its quantitative easing (QE) programme in several ways, following the meeting of its governing council today.While the size of the asset-buying programme is to be kept at its current pace of €60bn a month, rather than being expanded as some market participants had hoped, the central bank announced several measures to effectively increase it.The deposit rate was the only key rate to be changed, with the interest rate on the ECB’s main refinancing operations, as well as the rate on the marginal lending facility, remaining unchanged at 0.05% and 0.30%, respectively.Mario Draghi, president of the ECB, told a press conference: “The monthly purchases of €60bn under the asset purchase programme are now intended to run until the end of March 2017 or beyond if necessary, or, in any case, until the governing council sees a sustained adjustment in the path of inflation consistent with its aim of achieving inflation rates below but close to 2% over the medium term.”
Bruce gave the Reds a 1-0 lead with one out in the second with his 28th homer of the season and the first by a left-handed batter off Kershaw since June 15, 2012. Bruce’s 374-foot fly ball into the netting above the visitors’ bullpen down the right field line was the first homer allowed by Kershaw in 58 innings.Homer Bailey retired the first 11 Los Angeles batters he faced, seven on strikeouts, including six straight before Adrian Gonzalez singled and scored from first on Ramirez’s double off the left-center field wall.“Homer was masterful, especially in the beginning,” Cincinnati manager Dusty Baker said. “He got through that tough inning and gave us a chance to win.”Bruce responded by clubbing his second homer in two at bats, a 382-foot blast into the right field seats leading off the fourth. Both shots were on 1-0 pitches. The multi-homer game was his second of the season and 14th of his career.Ramirez came up with his second game-tying hit of the game, leading off the seventh with his 17th home run of the season and second of the series, a 399-foot drive into the left field seats on a 1-1 pitch.“For a while it was Jay Bruce against Hanley Ramirez,” Baker said. “Man, guys are excited in there and they should be. We’ve just got to keep going. We’re in second place now, hopefully headed toward first.”The Dodgers scored seven runs in the series and Ramirez drove in five of them, while hitting two home runs.Bailey lasted seven innings, allowing two runs and six hits with nine strikeouts. He also hit a batter.Bruce’s two solo homers were the only runs allowed by Kershaw, who gave up four hits with three walks and seven strikeouts. He hit two batters and was charged with a balk.“Give Jay Bruce credit,” Kershaw said. “I was stubborn on the second one. I thought he ran into one the first time. He proved that he’s really locked in.”Bruce has hit more home runs off left-handed pitchers (44) than any other left-handed batter since the 2010 season.NOTES: OF Matt Kemp could return to the Dodgers in “about 10 days,” manager Don Mattingly said before Sunday’s game, quoting team medical director Stan Conte. Mattingly wasn’t sure if Conte meant 10 days from Thursday, when Kemp suffered a mile hamstring strain, or 10 days from Sunday. Kemp, on the disabled list since July 22 after spraining his left ankle, is on a rehab assignment with the Arizona Rookie League Dodgers. … LHP Hyun-Jim Ryu’s ability to start on Wednesday will depend on how he feels Monday after throwing in the bullpen on Sunday, Mattingly said. Ryu was scratched from Friday’s start with back problems. Cozart, who had extended his career-high hitting streak to 13 games earlier, started the rally with a one-out single to left off Ronald Belisario (5-7). Hanigan lined the next pitch past left fielder Carl Crawford to the wall, and Cozart beat shortstop Hanley Ramirez’s relay throw with a headfirst slide.“Belisario is tough,” Hanigan said. “He tries to get guys out with that sinker. I was looking for it. It’s one of those games. Kind of went the way we expected. A lot of quality pitching, low scoring. But, it was an awesome way to win”.Aroldis Chapman (4-5) pitched a perfect ninth with two strikeouts to get the win, which completed the Reds’ first sweep of a three-game series against the Dodgers in Cincinnati since June 12-14, 1992.The loss was the Dodgers’ fourth straight, their longest losing streak since a season-high eight-game skid May 1-10.“Obviously, every game (here and in L.A) were close,” Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said. “I was happier with our game tonight than I was the first two. I wasn’t that excited about our focus. Tonight was better for me. Our focus was better.” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error CINCINNATI >> Jay Bruce picked a good night to solve Clayton Kershaw, and Ryan Hanigan’s big double in the ninth gave the Cincinnati Reds a sweep over the Dodgers.Bruce hit two home runs for the Reds, who went into the game in third place in the NL Central, two games behind first-place St. Louis, which beat second-place Pittsburgh earlier Sunday. Bruce had three singles off the Dodgers’ ace coming into the game.Hanigan’s RBI double in the ninth drove in Zack Cozart from first base to lift Cincinnati to a 3-2 win over Los Angeles on Sunday night.“He’s a pitcher, if he gives you a pitch to hit, if you don’t take advantage of it, you’re probably out. He threw me a couple pitches I could handle tonight,” Bruce said of Kershaw.
It marks the first time the Stars have hosted the event, which began in 2008.The 2019 Winter Classic was held in Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend, Ind. The Bruins defeated the Blackhaws 4-2.The NHL also officially announced on Friday the 2020 NHL Stadium Series will visit the United States Air Force Academy’s Falcon Stadium in Colorado Springs with the Avalanche playing host. Colorado will take on the Kings. The Stars will be taking on the Predators in the 2020 Winter Classic, the NHL announced Friday.The location is the furthest south the Winter Classic has taken place.