Rap Beats Make Millions

The music industry is a crazy place. Where else would you find people that drop out of school have multiple charges for breaking the law and still be loved and almost worshiped by thousands even millions of people. Well that just shows you the state of the world or should I say the state of the human mind. It's cool to be bad or wrong. Doing stuff that should not be done is seen as something that is worth talking about. I mean look at the news always talking about people dyeing and negativity. This is where rappers come in using fresh new rap beats to really capture people's attention and make them listen to what they have to say.

Even the best rappers in the rap game would not be where they are today if they did not have the expert beats that they are using. More and more rappers are turning to the internet to find the beats that they need to succeed. The internet is a limitless source of information so it's only natural that instrumental beat makers would be using it as their primary means of getting their instrumental music heard. I mean online is the only place you can go to meet thousands of people in one day. Just think how long it would take you to introduce yourself to a thousand people. It would take all day maybe two but with the internet and being able to download rap beats you can make your music then get it heard by millions.

Everything can be done on the internet from buying beats to making and selling beats. All of the tools and information to make it in the rap industry can be found on the net as well. You just have to know where to look. So if you are a rapper and you think that you got what it takes to make in the game then find your rap beats online and you can make millions!

Source by Richard Haggard III

SteamWorld Dig 2 Digs Steam Too

Steam News announces
SteamWorld Dig 2 is coming to Windows, macOS,
and Linux later this year. The sequel was only announced for Nintendo Switch,
but with that title, not making this move would be unsteamly. The
Steam page
says to expect it in late summer/early fall. Here’s the

It’s my absolute pleasure to announce that SteamWorld Dig 2
is coming to Steam for Windows, Mac and Linux in 2017. Due to popular demand
from fans of the original, we’re (finally) revisiting the mysterious and
unresolved setting for SteamWorld Dig.

Here’s the official game description:

“Grab your pickaxe and dig into the sequel to the award-winning SteamWorld
Dig! A platform mining adventure forged in Metroidvania flames.

In search of her lost friend, a lone steambot and her unlikely companion must
dig deep, gain riches and explore an underworld riddled with danger. But time is
running short…”

SWD2 will be much longer than the original and answer every possible question
you could have from playing our previous SteamWorld games. We will share more
cool info in the months up until release.

For now you can find more info, including the game trailer and screenshots, by
visiting the Steam store page. Wishlist today to be among the first to know when
it’s coming out!

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Dark Color Changes To Toenails: Potential Causes and Treatment

Dark-colored streaks in toenails are common in the United States, especially amongst people with darker skin toes, particularly in African-Americans. For the most part, these streaks usually represent non-serious conditions. However, especially in fair-skinned people, the presence of these streaks could represent a deadly cancer. This article will discuss the common causes or dark streaks in toenails, and what condition is cause for alarm.

Before beginning, the reader should be aware while reading this article that the information contained is not meant to provide tailored medical advice specific for one’s own medical condition, but is meant as a general discussion on this health topic. Any specific questions or concerns for the conditions described in this article should be directed to one’s own general physician or specialist for proper diagnosis and treatment.

The toenail is a dense tissue made of compressed keratin. The nail plate itself begins in the nail matrix, which is essentially the root of the nail. The outer edge of the matrix is seen externally as the lunula, or the white semi-circular shaped area at the base of the nail just beyond the cuticle. The nail slowly grows outward, sliding semi-loosely along the skin. The color of the nail itself is a kind of opaque white or cream, with some clearness in it to see the skin below it. Discolorations in the nail plate, be they solid white, yellow, blue, brown, or black, are abnormal and represent a disease process. The most common sources of toe nail discoloration are due to keratin debris built up under the nail from natural nail thickening and aging, as well as discoloration from a fungus infection. These typically create a white, yellow, or yellow-brown discoloration. Since both of these lengthy topics have been covered by this author in other articles, the causes of darker shades of discoloration will be presented here.

Dark toenail discoloration has several causes, and properly diagnosing the cause is key to a successful treatment. The most common reason nails become darkly colored is because of bruising under the nail. Bruising is essentially blood left behind by bleeding. It can occur under the skin, and can also occur under and over the top of the skin located directly under the toenail. Bleeding under a toenail can be caused by dropping a heavy object onto the toe, by pressure from tight fitting shoes, by toes jamming into the end of the shoe as seen often in runners, and by stubbing injuries that cause blood vessels to burst. Spontaneous rarely if ever occurs, and often if one does not remember injuring the toe it usually means the injury was minor enough not to cause initial, memorable pain. The bruising under the nail stays in the nail plate until it grows out with the nail.

Bruises that do not grow out as the nail continues to grow are cause for concern, and a podiatrist should be contacted. The potential cause for this will be discussed later. When the bruising takes up less than a quarter or a third of the nail, it can likely be left alone and the nail can be allowed to grow out. If the bruising is more extensive, covering the entire area of the nail, the nail plate should be removed. This is done for two reasons. Firstly, it allows the blood to properly drain, and limit’s the amount of damage the bleeding caused to the nail root when it slightly lifted the nail plate during the time of active bleeding. Secondly, the bleeding may have been caused by a deep cut to the skin underneath the nail plate during the initial injury, and this skin needs to be evaluated for any cuts that need to be stitched. Another concern, especially if a fracture has occurred to the bone under the nail, is pieces of bone sticking out into the skin externally. If these are not removed and the skin cleaned and treated properly, infection can develop which may spread to the underlying bone.

Another cause of dark discoloration is infection. As discussed before, fungus can enter the skin under the nail and cause discoloration, thickening, brittleness, and debris. This fungus is the same in the same group of organisms that causes Athlete’s foot, and from a color perspective can change the nail from opaque to solid white, yellow, grey, brown, or even black in some cases. Treatment is somewhat complex, as only certain medications have any scientifically proven effectiveness, and there are many home-spun treatments still used that simply fail to show any real worth. Another source of infection is from bacteria, specifically bacteria from a family of organisms called Pseudomonas. This bacteria is prone to invade skin that has been kept moist for awhile, and is commonly spread in whirlpools and hot tubs. The bacteria creates a green color change in the skin and nail tissue, presumably from iron pigment. The so-called green nail syndrome is common, and is treated with a special diluted vinegar solution (acetic acid) soak, or with specific antibiotics targeted against pseudomonas. This infection rarely progresses to a more serious condition in otherwise healthy people, and is usually easily treated.

Nail discoloration that moves across the width of the nail in a thin line from one side to the other side has many different causes to numerous to discuss in detail. The causes can include disorders of the kidney, deficiencies of certain minerals, toxic metal poisoning, heart disease, chemotherapy for cancer, certain chronic medications, and major injury to the body. Due to the wide variety of causes, a visit to one’s primary care doctor, dermatologist, or podiatrist is recommended. There is generally no immediate treatment for these lines, but one’s physician may be able to diagnose another condition that needs treatment through examining the nail, especially if something like metal poisoning or mineral deficiency is undiagnosed.

Nail discoloration that travels in a streak from the beginning of the nail to the end is the one symptom that is cause for the most concern. This streak is typically brown, dark blue, or black, and can be found on one side of the nail or in the center. Usually, this streak takes up less than one quarter of the width of the nail itself, although in some cases it can be wider. The usual cause of this streak is the overproduction of the cells that produce skin pigmentation, otherwise called the melanocytes. These cells produce melanin, which gives darker-skinned people their skin tone, and Caucasians their skin tan. It naturally protects the skin from the harmful ultraviolet rays of the sun, although overexposure to sun can lead to a mutation in the production of melanocytes. This is technically a cancerous growth. In most instances of nail streaking and skin conditions such as moles, this is a benign growth. However, malignant cancer can develop which has the potential to spread to other organs, leading to death. This cancer is called melanoma, and it is deadly. Dark streaks beginning at the cuticle and traveling along the length of the nail are very common in those with darker skin tones, particularly African-Americans.

In fact, many people have streaks on nearly all their toenails, and have had them since birth. These do not generally represent melanoma of the nail, and are usually benign. When these streaks are newly developed in caucasians, or if there is a new growth or change in a preexisting streak in someone with darker skin, the nail and skin surrounding the nail needs to be assessed by a physician. This is especially true if a discoloration of the skin next to the nail is developing, no matter what the original tone of the skin. A biopsy of the streaked part of the nail, the nail root, and the surrounding area of skin needs to be performed to ensure there is no malignant cancer. This is a simple procedure, done usually in an office by a podiatrist, dermatologist, or sometimes a general surgeon or family doctor, and it heals quickly. The nail usually grows back healthy if the condition was benign. If melanoma is present, immediate attention must be made to the toe to prevent further spread. This usually includes amputation of the tip of the toe, or the toe in its entirety depending on the size of the melanoma. This is absolutely necessary to save one’s life and prevent spread of the cancer.

As one can see, dark discoloration of the toenails can have numerous different causes. Most are benign, and resolve with simple treatment. Some are simply genetic, such as the common nail streaks in darker-skinned individuals. Others are dangerous cancers that need immediate treatment. Due to the potential for cancer, this author recommends that all areas of dark discoloration in one’s nails be assessed by a physician to ensure the condition is benign. The least one wastes is a little time in the doctor’s office, and at best one can save their own life.

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here’s the 2017 schedule of concerts

The Long Beach Municipal Band — the longest running city-funded band nationwide — will start the first week of its 108th season of free outdoor concerts this week.

The band, led by conductor and music director Larry Curtis, will feature different vocalists and themes each week of the six-week series, and rotate around city parks and neighborhoods. The concerts begin at 6:30 p.m.

Themes & vocalists

• The first series begins this week, Tuesday to Friday, with the theme “Strike Up the Bands,” a tribute to the Big Band Era when swing music was popular. Vocalist Barbara Morrison will accompany concerts this week.

• “From Sea to Shining Sea” is the theme for the second week. The title, borrowed from “America the Beautiful’s” last line, is meant to introduce music from various country regions, and ends in Washington, D.C., with a military tribute and “Stars and Stripes Forever!” Becky Martin accompanies during the concert.

• “Those ‘Looney’ Tunes” is the third in the lineup and written for all ages. People can attend in costume to the concert, which features Nicole Kubis as vocalist.

• Silent film background music is included with “Behind the Scenes,” the band’s fourth week of concerts. Meloney Collins accompanies this week.

• Week five, “Cinemagic — The Music of John Williams,” features the 50-plus Grammy award winning composer’s pieces. He’s written more than 110 film scores, 15 orchestral works and 12 television show themes in the past 40 years and Curtis chose some of those for the week. Vocalist Julie Ragins will accompany.

• “The Music of a Generation” is week six’s theme, highlighting some of the most well-known songs of the 1950s through 1980s. Included will be classic rock, pop, R&B and blues music, with vocalist Tony Galla accompanying.


The band will play at various citywide locations, typically with Whaley Park (5620 Atherton St.) on Tuesdays, Los Cerritos Park (Country Club Drive) on Wednesdays, Marine Stadium (5255 E. Paoli Way) on Thursdays and El Dorado Park (7550 E. Spring St.) on Fridays.

The first three weeks will use this schedule, except for July 4, when there is no concert. The last three weeks, the schedule changes on Tuesdays: concerts will be held at Bluff Park (20th to 36th places, Ocean Boulevard) on July 18 and July 25, and Veterans Park (101 E. 28th St.) on Aug. 1.


The summer concert season is part of “100 Days of Summer,” a partnership among Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine and Long Beach Convention & Visitors Bureau.

For more information, visit www.100daysofsummer.org.

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Can You Be Allergic to Chinchillas?

Chinchillas are lovable and endearing and offer many years of companionship for the owner but can you be allergic to chinchillas? A not so well known info is that chinchilla do discharge proteins that make a person allergic. It is expulsion in the form of urine and saliva and in addition to, they shed their fur once every few months.

The reason a person becomes allergic to chinchillas is primarily due to the hay and dust from the chinchillas. If you happen to be allergic to hay and dust, then buying a chinchilla as pet is out of question. It is a well known fact that most warm-blooded animals that release protein have fur in their body. Furry animals like to lick their fur and the saliva, once dried will set of the protein floating about on different material in the home.

Some who might not be attuned of such things will have to contend with their allergies and eventually give away their pet chinchilla. It is not just the owner who has to put up with the hassle but the poor chinchilla as well. They will have to fore go their hay and dust bath and then sooner or later they have to be re-homed. It can be traumatic for the pet chinchilla, not just for the owner who is suffering from the allergy.

You can get allergic just by exposing to the chinchilla and rubbing your eyes and skin is common. One relevant detail that we need to know is that allergy might takes weeks, months or even years to occur and there are instances that some owners might require inhaler to cure their breathing predicament. If you are one such person who eventually becomes allergic to the hay and dust, then re-homing is obligatory for your pet.

To avoid from developing long term allergies from the hay and dust, there are many ways and cover the cage of your chinchilla with a sheet by having its own enclosed area with closed door is one of them. If there is a need to apply dust, stay off the fans, then wrap it with a sheet and close the door to the room for a little more than ten minutes as it will allow the dust to settle.

Asides from the necessary safety measures, you can buy for your pet chinchilla certain brand of bath sands that reduce the impact of the dust from flying around. While it is helpful to reduce the dust, it is not cost effective for those who are on a tight resource. The measures you take to curtail the allergies from your pet chinchilla are all indispensable steps but if you do eventually develop allergies or are severely allergic to fur and dust, then re-homing is the best option.

Source by Jhye Jhyiong