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MASHONDA AIRS ALICIA KEYS OUT
[Alicia Keys] is her own woman and she has made her own choices. I don't have a problem with her. I will say this though, I am not a scorned woman. I have a responsibility to raise [my son], he's my number one priority and everyday I strive more for him and of course my music.
The quote is from Hip-Hop Weekly and it appears that Alicias squeaky-clean image is going down the drain. The thing is my sources have actually told me that the relationship between Swizz and Alicia is real and this seems to back it up even more. Damn! Alicia is a bad mama though, but Mashonda gets supreme props for keeping it classy and classic.
SECONDLY, YOU HAVE TO READ THIS
If you know somebody that is suicidal, have them read this, ok? 10 Reasons Jermaine Dupri must be a Leprechaun a.k.a. The Luckiest Little Man in Hip Hop It is the funniest thing I think I ever read in about a year. Charlamagne Tha God wrote it and hes a fool!
Here is an excerpt:
9) Kris Kross - This was one of the Leprechauns first pots of gold. He was lucky enough to discover two childhood friends, Chris Kelly and Chris Smith in 1991 at an Atlanta shopping mall. Dupri thought the two looked like a rap group and proceeded to gas these twelve-year olds to wear their clothes backwards. There debut album Totally Krossed Out went 4 xs platinum in the US and to this day nobody really knows why? I also always wondered if he encouraged them to wear there boxers backwards? If he did, with the hole in the back instead of the front, their album should have been called Totally Assed Out.
THE NEW JAY-Z SUPPORTS BARACK TOO!
I promise to stop with the new Jay-Z crap, because Shakir Stewart is definitely his own man. I heard hes a man of his word and when I mean of his word, I mean, puts his money where his mouth its. Ive confirmed that hes dropped a few thousand in the collection plate of Senator and President-to-be Barack Obama. I like this guy. I think its going to work out with him at Def Jam.
LATIFAH SURE IS LETTING THE RUMORS ROCK!
National Enquirer is going hard with the allegations that Queen Latifah will marry her partner of five years and personal trainer Jeannette Jenkins. Latifah hasnt ever really defined her relationship with Jeannette and has never said I am a lesbian. I dont think anybody really cares at this point, because the rumors have been out there for so long. Still AHH interviewed once years ago and she said something to the affect that she wouldnt tell because she didnt want to alienate or disrespect her gay fans. She told Ebony, No comment on that at all. Im done commenting on all that Its ridiculous, I know me and thats all I need to know. And if the readers dont know me, then thats one part they arent going to get to know. Those are my people but they dont sleep with me. It feels so invasive. Its the one thing I dont think people need to know about.The Enquirer says La and Jeanie are going to have a small wedding ceremony with friends and family. They are even going to adopt a baby, according to rumor.
At least they look like a nice couple, even if they aren't talking.
EMINEM AND ???? AT THE NELSON MANDELA SHOW?
As far as I know, Eminem has confirmed his presence at at Nelson Madelas 90th birthday celebration in London, but I heard that there will be an interesting twist on it. Elton John has also confirmed that he will be performing at the gala as well. Now, from what I understand, E.J. is going to have Eminem on as his special guest on the stage and shock the world all over again. Im sure you all remember when Em was at the height of his anti-gay stage, he and Elton John performed Stan together at the Grammy Awards. (Dido has to be pissed at that!) Anyway, I wonder who will come out with Amy Winehouse? Martin Luther Kings son?
We all heard the rumors of Lil Waynes artist Tyga getting yapped for his iced out Young Money chain. We also know that Lil Wayne himself got the chain back in a jiffy. Whats interesting is that Tyga and his handlers took the movement of notoriety and ran with it. I got several alerts notifying that he had an album coming out and that he also had a listening session somewhere. From what I understand, they are too concerned with that stuff, because Tyga doesnt claim a set or the thug life to have to live up to that. Thats cool, I guess. The only thing is that he might keep getting his chain taken if he takes that approach. If you didnt know, his older brother is Travis from the Gym Class Heroes. Pretty cool.
IF YOU WANT TO THROW UP
People got it confused I like Amy Winehouses music. But what she has become is an abomination. The racist stuff just took it over the top. Here is the next level of the gross-out game. Amy apparently has some sort of sex tape. Im not sure if you can call it that. From what I read, shes seen giving dude a wack job while shes on the phone. Apparently, her hubby also videotaped her in a public stair well giving him a professional. No really anything to mention, but Blake (the husband) is really pushing her to do stuff on camera. Yeah, I know boring.
PLIES MAKES A WOMAN CRY!
You know so many artists make people cry for a variety of reasons. In the case of Plies, he did an interview with Plies 98.7 FM in Tampa, FL. He made a woman cry, but not for the reasons you may think. If you just want the mushy part, go to 28 minutes into the interview. The whole interview is really good, but you get to get a glimpse into the good heart of Plies.
8 BALL MJG LEAVING BAD BOY?
YO! I had a total brain freeze about this rumor! I know that 8Ball and MJG are rumored to be leaving Bad Boy, but I forgot where they are going. Sorry I forgot!
DR. DRES DAUGHTER, THE ACTRESS
Rumor has it, Dr. Dres daughter has ben out recording an producing an album and a movie too boot. I hear everything related to this stuff is close to finish, but not quote. The financier is looking to raise some additional funds to complete the movie/album. I dont know it just is
THE BEGINNING AND END DRANK
These people need to be paying me for all this promo, but I have to say this one last thing from the Village Voice:
Drank: It's a carbonated, grape-flavored "anti-energy" drink. Drank is spiked with melatonin, valerian root and rose hips and comes in a pretty purple can. The press release explains, "every aspect of this calming drink was inspired by todays popular hip hop artists who embrace the much sought-after hip hop lifestyle that encourages people to capture a stress-free state of mind." So if all that caffeine has you buzzed, slow your roll, drink a Drank. It is reportedly good with vodka.
Just GREAT. The last think I need is something that is going slow me down, mentally or physically.
SPEAKING OF DIDDY
Some dude that was driving drunk decided he is going to driving his car into a bunch of cars on Rich Row. In New York, Charles Lorenzo hit a row of expensive cars and guess whos Maybach was busted? Diddys! The car is valued at about $400,000. Dude was arrested by the NYPD after they found him sprawled out on the ground.
RICK ROSS TO SIGN FOXY BROWN!
Foxy Brown is all types of doing her thing and the Rick Ross situation has just raised both of there stock! If you have been under a rock, the situation is the rumored fact that they are now dating. Thats right- DATING. I aint mad at them. But here is a twist, I heard that Rick Ross has signed his new Boo to his Maybach label! YEP. Foxy is now a new signee. Hopefully, that means that Foxy can get back on the Def Jam side of things, because I dont know that she is meant for the indies yet. Nice! Im sure Rick will get her what she needs on the music side.
LL IS COMING - THE G.O.A.T.'S RETURN!
The cover says it all...
REV. WRIGHT POPS UP
Kristalle, my homegirl from Chicago, hit me up and let me know what she saw on Monday. There was a Frankie Beverly and Maze concert in the Chi and she went. She said she kept hearing people walk past somebody saying, God Bless you Rev. and We love you Rev. Guess who was sitting right there - Rev. Jeremiah Wright. On top of that, the Hon. Louis Farrakhan was a row in front of him. Farrakhans row had body guards at both ends. You could walk past and speak but that about it, but Rev. Wright sat next to other ticket holders, no body guards, none of that. Rev. Wright clapped, danced, and really enjoyed himself at the Frankie Beverly show. Thats great. I hope to see him all over the place come December after the election.
THE SEAN BELL SECTION
I hope you didnt think I had forgotten? My boys the Pledge Empire from Virginia Beach, VA recording this song called "A Talk With God" (Sean Bell Tribute RIP) and I thought you may want to hear it.
DJ-Atrak falling back off the Hip-Hop is dead stuff and goes back to Hip-Hop for a check (Semtex):
I dont really run. Yet when Nike asked me to do this track I was smitten. There was a musical challenge there, and I got excited. Ive been producing mostly uptempo electro tracks as of late, but my background is hip-hop and I think you can hear it in my choice of sounds. I wanted this record to showcase my current style, but I also didnt want to stray away from hip-hop completely. Thats why you find guest rap verses in the mix, plenty of chopped & screwed vocals, and a hefty dose of drums breaks that are surely more block party than Ibiza.
Amy Winehouse letting everybody know she needs more people:
I dont want to play anything down, but Im the least racist person going.
BooD Up, Baby! Selita Ebanks reportedly graced the Glow In The Dark tour in Phoenix, AZ recently. Seems like the rumors have some validity. Thanks, Jig!
GET BETTER! Stacy Dash broke three ribs at a taping for a show called Celebrity Circus. Get better!
Out With The New, In With The Old Rodney King is going to be a featured lush/addict on VH1s Celebrity Rehab show.
Go Tim, Get Hitched Up! Timbaland is to wed his fiancé in Aruba on June 19 aka Juneteeth! He will tie the knot with Monique Idlett.
New C-Era? I am hearing Bugsy signed to Ciaras C-Era label? Jazzy Dot holla.
Did Ya See? You probably saw this already, but check out a link outlining the retraining order Eddie Winslow has with Superhead.
Ya Slippin? Rihanna and Travis McCoy from Gym Class Heroes have been seen getting very cozy recently. Could it be that Chris Brown is slippin in his pimpin?
MAN HITS GIRL AT SUMMER JAM
This has been floating since the NY Summer Jam a couple weeks ago. Peep.
MICK LUTER How We Were Raised
DIDDY: I DIDNT CHANGE MY NAME!
JOELL ORTIZ GETS IT POPPIN IN ORLANDO
Wow thats whats really good.
FERGIE GETS INTERNATIONAL CAKE
Kumi Koda ft. Fergie That Ain't Cool This is more like Fergie featuring Kumi Koda.
THEY BUSHD KWAME KILPATRICK
Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick got the George Bush treatment after the Red Wings 2008 parade. Damn, he even tried to G up at the end. No haps, playa.
Yesterday was rough on the kid. I saw some of the comments...no sweat...like Barack.
NOT, QUITE AS COOL
But...I'm not mad at Barack! What do you want him to do, rock Rocawear and a sag his jeans?
I'm getting a helmet for my bike!
YESTERDAY, WE LOVE YOU!
They keep us talking, but if we stop talking about them then they should worry!
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