A rivalry with a fellow Detroit-based group known as Natas began in the late 1990s, when D12 opened for Lil' Kim at her Detroit show. It is alleged that Natas band member Esham Smith was attacked by a group of D12 associates after he was invited onstage and subsequently outperformed them. Initially, D12 member Eminem was on good terms with Natas, but the two had a falling out when he criticized Esham's second album. In speaking with Murder Dog, Esham responded to D12 calling them "the Village People of rap", Eminem "a super bitch", and making reference to Eminem's daughter, Hailie, being in a coma on the track "Chemical Imbalance". D12, in turn, responded with the song "Instigator", dissing Natas, while Proof made two diss tracks aimed specifically at Esham, "Every Sucker Has a Moment" and "Uh Huh", though the latter was not released. Both sides tried to make amends prior to joining the Warped Tour 2001. However a fight was provoked after Esham allegedly threw items at D12's tour bus. Smith sustained a broken nose, bruised eardrum, a temporary loss of hearing, and multiple cuts and bruises according to his label's spokeswoman. Natas member Mastamind sustained multiple cuts and bruises. Both groups were removed from the Warped Tour line up, and banned from ever performing at the festival again.
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Cocktails: different types.
Juice, soda, cream, and alcoholic beverage of any kind are common components that are used to make perfect cocktail. This drink usually includes ice and flavoring ingredients as well. Plastic sticks or straws and fresh fruit are used to decorate the drink. Any cocktail should consist of three or more different ingredients otherwise it’s not a cocktail.
Exact origin of the drink is unsolved mystery. However its roots stretch back to the 19th century. Term “cocktail” was mentioned first in American magazine in 1806.
Non-alcoholic cocktail is called mocktail and sometimes punch. Word “mock” means mimic, imitate or copy. So mocktail imitates and looks like cocktail but it’s always alcohol-free. Fruit juices, iced tea, herbs, nectar, cream, and soft drinks are used to make mocktails.
Word “virgin” is often added to the front of mocktail name. For example Virgin Pina Colada doesn’t include rum but consists of the same ingredients as original drink.
Mocktails are great to serve party guests who prefer non-alcoholic drinks. These alcohol-free beverages are good choice for pregnant women, children, recovering alcoholics, and those who don’t like taste of alcohol and still want to enjoy fanciful cocktail.
They are also called beertails or shandies. This beer-based beverage may contain various soft drinks such as lemonade, fresh juices (lemon, orange, apple), sparkling water, and ginger ale. Beer cocktails may be light and sweet as well as heavy and rich.
Balanced cocktail that can stand on its own is often basic element for the most of beertails. Perfect beertail should include beer that either complements cocktail flavors or contrasts with them.
Weissen Sour, Michelada, and Belgian Sour are the most famous beertails in America. Weissen Sour is sunshine-bright cocktail that is made of white beer, bourbon, lemon juice, orange marmalade, and small piece of lemon for garnishing. Michelada is beer-based cocktail that includes lime juice, hot sauce, spices, and sometimes tomato juice. This drink is served over ice in glass with salted rim. Belgian Sour includes mix of ale, bourbon, orange, lemon, and ginger syrup.
Rum is sweet liquor that is popular basic element for mixed drinks. It tastes good with a large number of different ingredients. Amber color of rum usually darken cocktail. The most popular rum cocktails are Mojito and Pina Colada.
Mojito is good refreshing drink because of cooling mint. The drink consists of five ingredients such as white rum, fresh-squeezed lime juice, club soda, sugar, and muddled mint leaves. Ice cubes or crushed ice is also added to Mojito. This Cuban rum cocktail is great to drink on a hot summer day.
Pina Colada is fantastic summertime cocktail that includes pineapple juice, rich coconut cream, and a bit of white rum. Mixture of these three ingredients is stirred in crushed ice and then the drink is poured into chilled glass. This tropical cocktail is garnished with a slice of pineapple and umbrella.
Vodka, gin, whisky, wine, and tequila are also popular alcoholic ingredients for making cocktails.