Tiny Cottle: Life Tips From Tiny

  Even as she referees a bunch of screaming kids in the background, Tameka ‘Tiny’ Cottle manages to keep a cool head while doing phone interviews back to back. The newly inducted reality show star is celebrating the success of “Tiny & Toya,” which is BET’s top-rated show in history. The breakout phenom garnered her and… Read more »



The Last Word: Mike Vick’s Reality Show! R.Kelly Comes Clean! Alicia Keys Expands!

What’s good everybody? We have arrived at the beginning of another weekend as the week concludes. Thoughts and prayers go out to family and friends of Ashley “A.J.” Jewell, the fiancé of former Xscape member and Real Housewives of Atlanta star Kandi Burrus, and Burris herself, who is mourning Jewell, who died a week ago… Read more »



The Last Word: LeToya vs. Capitol, ‘The Last Dragon,’ Mariah Carey on MJ

What’s good everybody? It’s been an eventful five days as film director Roman Polanski gets arrested more than 30 years after having sex with a 13-year-old girl in California, the Obamas campaign to get the 2016 Olympics in Chicago and relief efforts and prayers continue for those affected by a massive earthquakes and tsunamis in… Read more »



The Last Word: Omarion Gets New Deal, Serena Serves Up Pads, Ryan’s New Act

How’s everything going, everybody. Five days down and the weekend arrives as world leaders converge on Pittsburgh for the G-20 summit, actress McKenzie Phillips reveals details about her 10- year incestuous relationship with her father, Mamas and Papas frontman John Phillips and revelation of a potential vaccine for the AIDS virus. Congratulations go out to… Read more »



The Last Word: Janet’s Nipple Returns, Bobby Brown Becomes Rick James, Beyonce Sued

What’s shaking Last Wordians? With Serena Williams spazzing out during the U.S. Open, Kanye West stealing Taylor Swift’s moment at the VMA’s and Rep. Joe Wilson (the idiot) refusing to be “muzzled” after heckling the President during his recent health care speech, the question of the moment seems to be ‘Who didn’t take time out to act… Read more »



The Last Word: Nia Long Gets Naked, Amerie Drops A Mixtape, Cheech & Chong Say ‘Smoke Pot!’

What’s the biz moneymakers? Here we go again with the usual as we place bets on all the ruckus surrounding town hall meeting’s on Obama’s health plan, place bets on which NFL team Michael Vick will eventually end up playing for and prepare to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Woodstock this weekend. Thoughts and prayers… Read more »



The Last Word: Aubrey Parties All the Time, Trey Songz Chokes On Porn, and Monica Returns With a Reality Show!

How’s it goin’ everybody? Five days of work are giving way to two days of relaxation as details surface about the guy who went on a shooting spree at an L.A. fitness club, Paula Abdul surprising American Idol fans by Tweeting her resignation from the hit show and Judge Sonia Sotomayor finally getting her confirmation… Read more »



You Know I Got Soul: Guru and Solar

Jazz & Hip-Hop go together like peanut butter and jelly, and it is no surprise that Jazz has been one of the prominent forefathers of Hip-Hop’s existence. For every B-Boy breakbeat that exists lies a premium Jazz/Funk fusion from prominent musicians willing to create music outside of their box. Without the Donald Byrds or the… Read more »



The Last Word: Usher Continues Charity in MJ’s Honor, Kerry Washington Plays a Transsexual Prostitute In New Film, and Janet Jackson’s Lawsuit Is Dismissed

Great day, everybody. Another week gone, another 25 cents made as serious talk floats around of fully legalizing marijuana in California to help with the state’s debt, the NAACP marks its 100-year anniversary with an appearance from President Obama at its annual convention in New York on Thursday (July 16) and Supreme Court confirmation hearings… Read more »



Nathan: Young Blood

On June 25, 2009, the king of Pop Michael Jackson passed away, leaving a legacy that will remain in the world forever. From his lyrics to beat samples and dance moves, our generation will continuously pay homage to the late king. The death of Michael Jackson effected people all around the world, especially those whose… Read more »



The Last Word: 3LW/Cheetah Girls Star Exposes Joe’s Abusive Past, En Vogue Goes Reality TV and Justin Timberlake Turns Golf Pro

What’s new, good people? It’s time to celebrate the arrival of the weekend as we think on the moving memorial for Michael Jackson, speculation involving Alaska governor Sarah Palin’s surprise announcement that she’s resigning from office at the end of the month, the death of former Tennessee Titans quarterback at the hands of his troubled… Read more »



The Last Word: Christina Milian Talks Stripping, Ginuwine Talks His Past Battle With Drugs and Suicidal Thoughts, and R. Kelly Talks Amy Winehouse Collaboration

What’s shakin’ world changers? After long week, we come to another weekend. People are still reeling from the death of Michael Jackson as well as the whole drama surrounding the custody of his kids and revelations surrounding what would’ve been his final concert tour. Off the wall domination.   With MJ passing away, I didn’t… Read more »



Cassie: Hi Haters

  Cassandra Ventura, better known as Cassie, burst onto the music scene in 2006 with her infectious hit, “Me & U”. Though the former model had a huge first single, after some less than stellar live performances, many were quick to doubt the talents and the staying power of Bad Boy’s resident bad girl. However… Read more »



Corneille: From Tragedy to Triumph

April 2009 marked the 15-year anniversary of the genocide in Rwanda, which claimed 800,000 lives in three months. Approximately 10,000 people were murdered daily. In the end, over one-tenth of the Rwandan population was wiped out. The stories that came out of the massacre were heartbreaking, including one of a young man whose entire family… Read more »



The Last Word: Brian McKnight Gets a Talk Show, Trey Songz In An R Kelly Beef and Amy Winehouse Back In the Running for James Bond Role

What’s good, good people. It’s been a crazy five days with details surfacing regarding an 88-year-old white supremacist shooting up the U.S. National Holocaust Museum, Fiat officially taking management control over Chrysler and Donald Trump finally stripping  Miss California Carrie Prejean of her title for violating her contractual obligation   Thoughts and prayers go out… Read more »



The Last Word: Spike Lee At Odds With Tyler Perry, Anthony Hamilton On Dr. Dre’s Detox, and Brandy Finally Settles Her Accident Case

What’s up, Wordists? Another Friday has dawned. So what else is new other than GM joining Chrysler at the bankruptcy hotel, Obama delivering a great speech to the Muslim community and the 20th anniversary of the violent crackdown on pro-democracy protestors at Tiananmen Square?   Thoughts and prayers for family and friends of Kung Fu… Read more »



Case: Return of the Mack

R&B balladeer Case has had a tumultuous love affair with life and music. The singer who brought soul to the New Jack sound of the ‘90s with hits including “Happily Ever After” “Touch Me Tease Me” and “Faded Pictures” endured several hardships following his unprecedented success. Rebounding from two near death experiences, a fight to… Read more »



The Last Word: Kelly Rowland Takes On a New Genre, Amy Winehouse Snubs Quincy Jones, and Sade Returns!

How’s the life? The weekend has approached after a short work week filled with Sonia Sotomayor potentially becoming the first Hispanic and third woman to sit on the Supreme Court if her nomination to the bench is confirmed and North Korea testing the world with launching more nuclear missiles.   Thoughts and prayers go out… Read more »



The Last Word: Tyrese Becomes a Comic, The Return of Old School R&B and Amy Winehouse’s Life Debuts In a Documentary!

What’s shakin’ everybody? As we get ready to enjoy the three day Memorial Day weekend, let’s reminisce over Michael Vick being released from prison, the discovery of a 47-million-year-old primate fossil known as Ida and Kris Allen stunning American Idol followers with his surprise win over Adam Lambert.   Thoughts and prayers go out to… Read more »



Melanie Fiona: Time Of the Season

Some new artists are diamonds in the rough. We don’t realize their true potential until their second or third album, where their artistry is in full bloom. Others are like Melanie Fiona. The Toronto-born songbird epitomizes that intangible something that most try to manufacture, but ultimately fall short after many attempts. Fiona, coming from a… Read more »



The Last Word: Irv Gotti Preps Life Without Ashanti, Beyonce Talks Past Weight Problem, and Idris Elba Sings?

What’s the deal, everybody? Another week gone by, a little gas money made with Obama pushing Congress to pass a credit card reform bill to protect consumers. Michael Phelps getting back into the pool after taking time off, and Chrysler closing 789 dealerships as part of its restructuring plan. It was just another week in… Read more »



You Know I Got Soul: Tanya Morgan

Being outside the box is nothing new for Tanya Morgan. The Brooklyn/Cincinnati-based trio’s name may conjure up images of a lone female, but male rappers Donwill, Ilyas and Von Pea are anything but, as they fuel their rhymes with diverse views and influences for the masses.   As a result, the collective has endeared themselves… Read more »



The Last Word: Another Michael Jackson Lawsuit, Eddie Griffin’s Bounced Check, and Nicole Richie As a Rapper?

What’s the word good people?  The week is gone and the weekend calls. And all we have to show for it is LeBron getting MVP honors, Connie Culp, the first face transplant recipient, making her first appearance since her groundbreaking surgery and Miss California still caught up in scandal with semi-nude pictures surfacing.   Thoughts… Read more »



Teairra Mari: This Is Me Now

There’s a reassured calmness about Teairra Mari as she prepares to reintroduce herself to the world. Like a shooting star, she illuminated the R&B scene with her sparkling debut, Roc-A-Fella Presents: Teairra Mari. The Detroit native’s 2005 ladies anthem, “Make Her Feel Good,” climbed to 23 on the Billboard charts. It seemed all was well… Read more »



CONCERT REVIEW: Nas, Trey Songz Headline BMI ATL Showcase

Last week, U.S. performing rights organization BMI (Broadcast Music, Incorporated) returned to Atlanta for their 12th Urban Music Showcase. Annually, the organization mixes up and coming artists with established stars. The 2008 event featured headliners Lil Wayne, Sean Garrett, and Teyana Taylor. This year, BMI brought together a unique combination of Nas, Trey Songz, and… Read more »



The Last Word: Maxwell Returns, Jamie Foxx Sends an Apology to Miley Cyrus Via His Daughter, and Terrence Howard Talks Iron Man 2 Drama

Hello, hello, hello. Once again, the weekend arrives as everybody tries to protect themselves from the swine flu, takes in President Obama’s first 100 days in office and enjoys the arrival of the summer movie season.   Thoughts and prayers go out to the friends and family of Gospel music singer the Rev. Timothy Wright… Read more »