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Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Run DMC has NYC Queens street named after them

A bill was passed today by the NYC council that a highway will now be named the Run DMC JMJ Way. This highway is actually in Hollis Queens where Joseph "Rev Run" Simmons, Darryl "DMC" McDaniels and the late Jason "Jam Master Jay" Mizell grew up. Yay! I think this is so fly. Lol... Congrats to them! This is big because this makes the first time a major NYC street is named after a Hip Hop artist, nice. I don't know if your aware but Run DMC was also just inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on April 4, 2009.
Council Member Comrie stated he hopes the move will help revitalized the Hollis, Queens community with new business. “I have chosen the 205th Street location because it is in proximity to the museum and also is the site of a famous mural of the group’s late member, Mr. Mizell. It is my sincere hope that this street renaming, combined with the museum, will help to economically revitalize this particular neighborhood as a potential tourism attraction.”
I know I want to see it!!!

VIBE Magazine closes its doors.

Vibe magazine has shut down. I was so surprised when I found out. I really like Vibe magazine. I remember doing show prep for radio and I would look at various magazine's for info about the Urban community and Vibe was definately one of my sources. Vibe magazine was started in 1993 by a music industry legend! Quincy Jones. Apparently, the magazine experieced a drastic decline in ad pages and circulation. Also, early on in the year workers were put on a 4-day work week and other cuts were made as well as the decision to only produce 10 issues a year. It's crazy how businesses are having to shut there doors. It is rumored that Vibe may decide to become an online only magazine. I say go for it because that is the way everyone is going!

"On behalf the VIBE CONTENT staff (the best in this business), it is with great sadness, and with heads held high, that we leave the building today," said Danyel Smith, former Chief Content Officer of Vibe Media Group and Editor in Chief of Vibe. "We were assigning and editing a Michael Jackson tribute issue when we got the news," Smith said in a statement released to AllHipHop.com. "It’s a tragic week in overall, but as the doors of VIBE Media Group close, on the eve of the magazine’s sixteenth anniversary, it’s a sad day for music, for hip hop in particular, and for the millions of readers and users who have loved and who continue to love the VIBE brand. We thank you, we have served you with joy, pride and excellence, and we will miss you."
I wish they could have at least been able to finish and release the Michael Jackson issue.

Monday, June 29, 2009

Bernard Madoff gets 150 years

Yup Judge Denny Chin of U.S. District Court in NY announced the sentence a few minutes after Madoff apologized to his victims. The judge discribed Madoff's crime as "extraordinarily evil". Like what the hell type of selfishness was he on??? Unbelievably fawl. Madoff put together a scam by perpetrating his investment firm as a legitimate business. Then stealing money people thought they were investing. Who does this??? Who... Madoff and he was doing this since at least the 1980's up until December of 2008 when he ran out of money. With $170 billion worth of legal judgement against him on friday the government seized all his property in the deal and also forces his wife to give up property and homes worth millions. Ooohhhh! He lucky he going to jail. His wife must be beyond livid not to mention ashamed. SMH. So now he will spend the remainder of his life in jail. Madoff is quoted "I apologize to my victims. I will turn and face you." then looking at the victims in the courtroom directly he offered, "I am sorry. I know it will not help you."
For more click on the link below.

BET Awards 2009

I just wanted to post some pictures and footage of the BET Awards 2009. I was really looking forward to this show like so many. Hype over what would be done in rememberance to Michael Jackson. I did think the show as a whole was pretty good. However, I was expecting more as far as the "Michael Jackson Tribute". Then I stopped and said, well they did only have 2 days to switch up the show. I am hoping they do another show solely for Michael and this time do it with a bit more class. We are celebrating an ICON and I would love to see it be done better and hopefully before the MTV Awards because MTV will pull out all stops. I was shocked to see Janet! I guess they wanted someone to say something but I would have understood if no one did because Michael's death just happened. They aren't ready.... well maybe Joe Jackson is... I honestly don't see why he was sitting in the audience the entire show and even on the red carpet??? Shouldn't he be in mourning with the rest of the family. Strange. And just a thought but where was Usher???
Some highlights for me were Jamie Fox, Neyo and Fab, Keysha Cole and Monica, Mary Mary, Beyonce, BBD, Maxwell and when Trey Songs, Johnny Gill, and Tyrese sang. Trey Songs had a much more mature sound, nice. Johnny Gill sounded good and well... Tyrese... Mmm Mmm.... he is just him! Lol... I've always loved his voice. Oh and I was dying! when Tyrese and Taraji were acting out Yvette and Jody! Ahahahahaha! They were too good. And Taraji looked GREAT! Loved her hair.
The best acceptance speach of the night hands down goes to Alicia Keys! Wow she is awesome and simply inspires me when she speaks. Her use of words and the way she puts her thoughts together into speach is very impressive to me. Go Alicia! And seriously, her and Beyonce have legs to DIE for! I need to step my game up from the exercise bike to something more intense SMH/LOL.

Of all the tributes to Michael Jackson this one was my favorite. It had to feel great to Neyo to be singing this and he did it so well. Thank you Neyo.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Michael Jackson - gone at age 50.

I just had to blog about Michael but at the same time I kept thinking how do I start??? As you know we lost Michael Jackson today at age 50. He collapsed at his residence in the Holmby Hills section of Los Angeles, California, about noon Pacific time, suffering cardiac arrest, according to brother Randy Jackson. He died at UCLA Medical Center. Feels so unbelievable. Lt. Fred Corral of the Los Angeles County Coroner's Office said an autopsy would probably be done Friday, with results expected that afternoon.
I have to say at first I was so saddened even to tears like many of you I'm sure. It felt heavy on my heart like he was a family member and I have never met him. I read a status on twitter [Chances are no one on here knows MJ personally or even seen him in person so why soo many tears and depressive tweets? This does not affect u ] This was my response [He is a legend that has true music that brings pure emotion happy or sad out of u. Thats a gift. No one will ever compare. Whether we knew him or not Mike touched people w/ his music. It FEELS like u know an artist when they are as GREAT as he is :)] Michael Jackson is meant to be loved the way he has been and always will be. In my opinion Michael Jackson gave up his "life" his "childhood" to give us joyful memories in music that we will carry with us for the rest of our lives and generations to come! We are blessed to have witnessed such an Icon. Without Michael we wouldn't have an Usher, Genuwine, Chris Brown, Justin Timberlake, Omarion and so on. I remember having a concert Michael did for HBO on VHS lol... I would sit on the floor indian style in front on the TV and watched/sang from beginning to end. Songs that would get me all hype! and some that would make me cry. But that is what a GREAT artist does... they deliver a true, pure emotion. To Michael's parents, brothers, sisters and even his children... thank you for sharing him with us. My heart and prayers go out to the Jackson family. Find peace in knowing he is in a better place. If you love Michael Jackson! Do me a favor, instead of being sad, play his music and dance your behind off! Lol... today may be a sad day but Michael would SMILE at us enjoying his music, his life.

I can't just pick one MJ song, Lol. Please enjoy some of my favorites :)

We Are The World (one of my favorites... this was Michael's vision.. wow)

Smooth Criminal (I thought his dance move leaning to the floor was so HOT back then lol. Yo he was the first to do some many things! It's just crazy)

Remember the Time (EVERYBODY was in this video!)

Dirty Diana (Shout out to all my ladies named DIANA! Lol)

Transformers 55 MILLION its first day out.. wow.

This is huge numbers for a movie release the first day out ESPECIALLY on a wednesday! Wow. Congrats to Shia LaDouche and crew for a great opening day. This 55 million also gives Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen the BEST opening day ever for a wednesday. I can't wait to see the weekend numbers. Have you seen this? Because I have been seeing mixed feelings about it. Do you plan on seeing it? I haven't yet but I guess I will. Lol

Second man convicted for his role in the death of T.I.'s assistant

A second man has been sentenced to 17-years in prison for his role in the deadly shooting of T.I.'s assistant/friend Philant Johnson. Thomas has admitted to driving the car that chased and exchanged gunfire with members of T.I.'s entourage on May 3, 2006. This all happened due to an argument in a club earlier that night. If you recall back in December, Thomas' brother Hosea was convicted of being the actual shooter that shot and killed Philant. Hosea is serving 66 years in prison. I guess these guys being caught and sentenced has to make T.I. feel alittle better. Hope so.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

DJ Diamond Kuts featured in Philadelphia Weekly!!!

I just had to share this with you because I am really proud of Diamond! Knowing her personally and having worked with her on Power99, I can tell you she is such a hard worker and does what it takes to get the job done. I remember times she would be at the station til 5am because I was on air while she was in the mixer room. Diamond is just one of those people you are happy to see doing well. I remember when she first landed the spot on BET's The Deal. Diamond deserves all the recognition she is recieving and if you haven't heard her new some song "Strippin In The Club" make sure you request it on Power99. Shout out to Tre Day for writing the hook. Love yall!

For the complete article on DJ Diamond Kuts click the link below.

Chris Brown new song "Not My Fault"

Ok this was done is such bad taste. If this is how Chris expresses how he is feeling after this entire situation now I can say, Chris Brown has yet to learn a thing. Sad. As you know from my post yesterday I am for him rehabilitating himself. But this songs shows he has a long way to go. How dare he come out with a song about a female(hence Rihanna) basically trippin out because he "put it down" Chris are you for real? Wow. I was waiting to hear what he had to say now that everything is over. But to hear this song to me showcases arrogance... fame really went to Chris' head. Why the neptunes would even produce this and why Chris' camp would let this out is crazy to me too. Dag, Chris has so much maturing to do. SMH... I'm disappointed. I guess time will tell...

Check out the song below.

6-25-09 Ok so I just wanted to add an update on this real quick. Obviously I was disappointed like many because of the song above. Chris Brown's camp and label, JIVE is stating that this song is not "new". It was recorded 3 years ago and is not about Rihanna. I knew this would be the come back. Is it possible, yes because artists record things they don't put out all the time. However, Chris needs to make a statement and speak to his public soon in order to try and eliminate things like this from coming out and people believing it. I think if people heard him speak up they would then take what he says as truth and not be so quick to believe anything else. At least I know I would. I hope this song is old and the next "official" release from Chris Brown shows growth.

The twins are here!

Huge CONGRATULATIONS to Sarah Jessica Parker and husband Matthew Broderick! Their twin girls arrived into the world yesterday. As you know Sarah and Matthew decided to have a surrogate carry their baby for them and then about 2-3 months ago it came out that they were expecting twins! How wonderful. I have always wanted twins.. Hmmm??? Lol Sarah and Matthew already have a 6 year old son James. The surrogate mother is 26 and lives in Sarah's home state of Ohio.
I just love Sarah Jessica Parker... I have been a fan wayyy before Sex In The City. I used to watch Girls Just Want To Have Fun over and over and over again. Lol.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Beyonce at Madison Square Garden!

You know this is my girl and she is singing my song so I had to share! Shout out to @jennygnow for passing this along this morning. B is nothing to mess with! SMH
Check out Beyonce at Madison Square Garden singing HALO!!!! Man I can't wait to find my "halo" LOL

Monday, June 22, 2009

Chris Brown get community service and 5 years probabtion.

Chris Brown reached a plea agreement in the assault of his ex-girlfriend Rihanna. Let me start by just giving the facts. Chris Brown will be on 5 years probation and 180 days in jail or the equivalent of about 1,400 hours of "labor-oriented" community service. This announcement came just before the prelimenary hearing set in LA earlier today. Instead of Chris doing his community service in LA the county the crime was committed, the judge said he can do it in his home town of VA. I'm not surprised he didn't go to trial or that he isn't doing jail time. This happens all the time with celebrities. Also, according to the judge Chris' sentence is comparable to other felony sentences when the defendant has no previous record.
This is a serious lesson to learn at 20 years old. I really hope Chris Brown understands the magnitude of what he did and has learned from this. When all this happened people where attacking Chris. Yes he beat Rihanna, no doubt about it. And yes it was WRONG, no doubt about it. But Chris is young and with the right support can change if he truly believes he was wrong and wants to. He has just been given the opportunity to make right. This is the time in his life where he needs to go to his domestic violence counseling classes and family and friends who truly care surround him with the proper support so that he doesn't become a grown man that beats his wife! Please don't take what I'm saying as condoning his actions because I don't. What I am saying is instead of condeming him for this, support his actions to become a better MAN. If he acts accordingly. Now if we see in the near future that he is still abusing women then thats a totally different story. But right now I just think Rihanna was probably his first real girlfriend that he felt all in love with and maybe he didn't even know he had this horrible behavior in him until getting involved in this "serious" relationship.
Again, I am not condoning what Chris did... if you are a female in an abusive realtionship find a support system and get out! Because if you stay, you are condoning the behavior. As I said before, just because it may be the "norm" in your environment doesn't make it right. You can break the cycle. Ladies, remember love doesn't hurt.
For more on Chris Brown click the link below.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

OH HELL TO THE NO! Man denies dressing up as dead mother to collect Social Security.

And again, oh hell to the no! So this man in New York has been accused of dressing up like his dead mother to collect her Social Security! This is just unreal. Thomas Parkin is 49 years old and denies that he was the person they see in the security cameras. I guess he is saying it was an impersonator. SMH Parkin and an alleged accomplice are awaiting trial on larceny and fruad charges. I don't care if it was Parkin or someone else. Dressing up as a dead person to collect their Social Security is straight CRAZY!
Suposedly Parkin is the "woman" to the left of the pic.

For more click on link below

Sandra Bullock number 1 at the box office this weekend!

Did you go see Proposal this past weekend? If you did you were part of making it number one at the box office it's first weekend out and giving Sandra Bullock her biggest opening ever at 34.1 million! Her previous high was 17.6 million with Premonition in 2007. So Sandra practically doubled that with Proposal. I have not seen it but I saw the preview for this when I went to see Pelham 1 2 3 last week and it does look like a cute romantic comedy. I like Sandra Bullock so I will have to check this one out and if haven't please do! Congrats to Sandra and Ryan!

Oprah takes her staff on a cruise!

I can not imagine what Oprah's staff is feeling like this week as they enjoy a company cruise! Now I remember Oprah doing this a few years ago and she took her staff to Hawaii. This time Oprah has decided to take her staff on a Mediterranean Cruise, stopping in Spain, Italy, Turkey, Greece, and Malta. OMG!!! First of all, let me be real... where is Malta??? I have to look that up but it must be a place to see! Think about everytime you get mad about working hours your not getting paid to work, dealing with co-workers that don't seem to get it right, and just every other thing that might aggrevate you about your job... THIS MAKES IT ALL WORTH IT!!! LOL Oh wait, did I mention she is taking care of the tranportation, food, drinks, and activites at port stops... what else is there?! Oprah is the BOMB! According to the Chicago based Best Travel this type of cruise is $5,400 per person. SMH - I take it no one would ever quit working for HARPO.

Celebrity dad and their kids, Happy Father's Day!

First to my father, Jose and my brother Jose (you know how us Puerto Ricans do lol) I love you both! They are great dads! Wouldn't be the spoiled girl I am without my father, yes I'm a Daddy's Girl and proud of it! Lol Enjoy the celebs and their kids... Oh and you know our President and his girls has to be included!

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Mia hangin with the Busta Rhymes of Philly LOL

I thought it was so funny I ran into Les because I had just posted the video below of Busta and Tigger's song so check that out too if you haven't already!

Friday, June 19, 2009

Busta Rhymes w/ Big Tigger - If you didn't know, now you know.

I had to share this with you because I think this is such a CREATIVE not to mention entertaning way for an artist to respond to rumors and different news going around about them. So shout to Busta for putting this together with Big Tigger. Oh and the ending is funny! I never get why Tigger does that at the beginning of Live in the Den but you definately know thats a Tigger thing. Lol

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Gary Papa dies of Prostate Cancer at age 54

This is a sad day in Philadelphia. One of our greatest in television has passed on. Gary Papa ABC6 News Sports Anchor since 1981 died today of prostate cancer. Gary was fighting this disease for 5 years. I remember when he came out with his story on ABC to the public. Nothing but warm wishes flooded his way. It's nice to know the people of Philadelphia could bring a smile to his face and in his heart at such trying times. This is a man who came to work anyway! Loss of hair and all... he LOVED his job. And was a pleasure to watch. To me he is definately one of the faces/voices of Philly. I grew up watching him and I can't imagine there being an athlete out there that has come to this city and not know who Gary Papa is. Wow, my prayers go out to his family, friends and ABC family. I never had the opportunity to meet him personally but I could tell by watching, Gary must have been a pleasure to know.

Jim Gardner announced his death on ABC earlier today. The video is below. For more footage on Gary Papa http://abclocal.go.com/wpvi/video?id=6874800

Woman illegally downloads 24 songs and fined 1.9 million!

To everyone who has become accustom to downloading music off the internet be careful. I knew this would happen at some point. Jamie Thomas-Rasset a 32 year woman from Minnesota was found guilty on Thursday by a federal jury of illegally downloading music from the internet and was fined $80,000 a SONG! Totalling 1.9 milion for 24 songs! This is crazy. Her Attorney Joe Sibley said this is the first copyright infringment case of this kind in the United States. (Which means more to come) He also mentioned they are shocked at the amount being as though the price she paid to download was .99 cents. I'm not a recording artists but her fine does sound outragously high to me. I was thinking she downloaded for free(hence stealing) but she did pay a price, maybe not a fair price but a price. I wonder how the federal court comes up with the penalty amount? This is interesting and scary for those who never even buy a CD anymore.(lol) Attorney Joe Sibley says they do plan to appeal.

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Limo with bathroom

So a limo with a bathroom... hmmm interesting. This guy is a real hustler! (Lol) Check out the video below. I personally think the limo looks very comfortable but I don't think I would be able to go poddie knowing people are that close in proximity. You know what I mean??? I don't like people hearing me. I actually turn the water on in a bathroom if I feel its too quiet around. (Lol) Does that bother you? Or maybe I have issues. SMH

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Moments with Mia Mendez Ft Don Ward

On Saturday June 13th, 2009 I had the pleasure of beginning what I call Moments with Mia Mendez! Below is the 1st show featuring Don Ward a talented saxophone player. Don has played all over Philadelphia and Jersey area. He has played with some of the BEST, Grover Washington, Jr., Pieces of a Dream and he is also a musician on Comcast Sportsnet "Monday Night Late Show". If your a fan of Jazz/R&B like I am make sure you look him up on Itunes and Amazon! He is a really great guy! *SMILE*

Sidebar - I'm really mad my shirt is all bunched up. Sorry I'm used to radio and didn't even realize before we started recording! SMH(Shaking My Head). I'm gonna get it together guys, promise. (Lol)

Now Jamie Fox and Halle Berry kiss!

Wwooooww!!!! This kiss is SERIOUS! (lol) You know what, I am not even surprised at Jamie because who hasn't he kissed? (lol) But Halle, I would not have thought she would have went in on the kiss like that. Wow again. There must seriously be something irresistable about Jamie Fox because it seems like every woman he comes across ends up getting tongued down. SMH/LOL

Check out Jamie and Halle below.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Obama will OK benefits for same sex partners for federal workers

President Obama will sign a memorandum Wednesday granting health care and other benefits to the same-sex partners of federal employees, this was said by two senior administration officials. The signing will take place Wednesday in the Oval Office. The decision was made after some harsh criticism over the Justice Department motion filed last week in support of the Defense of Marraige Act, which opposes same sex marraige. Since President Obama has taken office he has been critized by gay rights activists for not doing more faster. President Obama has spoken out many times in support of gay and lesbian rights but does oppose same sex marriages.

I just want to personally thank President Obama for inspiring not only a nation but a world of people! I get inspired and am in awe everytime I hear him speak. Thank you for that President Barack Obama.

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Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Mariah Carey uses Autotune... but why?

Ok... I like the song but Mariah Carey of all singers DOES NOT need autotune. This proves there is way too much autotune out if an artist like Mariah feels she needs to use it to make a hit. She can sing her behind off! There is really no need. Check out her song Obsessed by clicking on the link. I think its funny when she says, "lying that your sexin me" SMH/LOL.

Usher filed for divorce friday... wow

I know people hated and felt Usher was a fool for marrying Tamika from the beginning. But he seemed so in love and truly happy that I was really hoping this lasted. I know there are people saying, I told you so Usher but I actually feel bad. It was obvious he really thought this was forever. In all the interviews I read and even through his music I was thinking, so what if everyone thinks your a fool Usher, if your happy, be happy! So needless to say... wow... Usher filed for divorce on friday. And if what sources are saying is true, Usher sure did fool me because people are trying to suggest he simply wasn't ready to settle down and are almost talking like he is in the wrong. Sources are saying they began drifting right after the wedding. Kessler (Tamika's lawyer) told The Associated Press that Tamika was a “faithful wife and loving mother,” and declined to comment about Usher’s conduct during the marriage.
We all know it is Kessler's job to protect the image of Tamika so who knows what really happened in this marraige. All I know is Usher didn't seem like the type of man that would have not one but two children with a woman he knew early in the marraige it wasn't going to last??? Just doesn't make sense to me. So basically, I don't believe this goody goody role her lawyer is trying to present.... Hmmm??? Best of luck to Usher... I bet his next album is going to be a HOT! Divorce is always rough so I know his mother isn't happy to see him go through this but in the back her mind she is glad Tamika won't be her daughter-in-law anymore. (lol)

Jada Pinkett-Smith on the View promoting Hawthorne

I am just getting settled from work today and I had to check out HAWTHORNE on TNT. As you know I watch the View everyday!! (lol) And today Jada Pinkett-Smith was on promoting Hawthorne premiering tonight. She is such a cool and real type of woman. I like that about her! I thought she was funny on the View today. Especially when discussing what makes her marriage to Will work (LOL) Get it yall!!! But seriously, Jada is the executive producer of this show so I had to check it out. Jada plays a chief nurse, Christina Hawthorne who butts heads with her chief of surgery time and time again. As I am watching right now... she is nothing to mess with! (Lol) Make sure you check out Hawthorne Tuesdays at 9pm on TNT. This is her first time doing Television in 18 years since A Different World. Let me just say hearing that made me feel old because I sure did watch that. (lol) So if you missed her on the View the footage is below. She looks very nice.

Beyonce Premiere of EGO featuring Kanye West

I watched BET Access Granted and premiere on EGO last night and it was really good. Beyonce went through the different hits on her album and the concept of each video before showing the EGO video. Anyone that knows me knows I absolutely LOVE her song Halo. My favorite of hers right now. One thing she said about Halo was as soon as it starts you automatically think of that person you love. And you really do! Beyonce called the song "angelic". The words are very deep and it just touches me. I personally am not in love at the moment but when I hear it I think of that imaginary man I would be in love with. (lol) But anyway, back to EGO! Check out the link below for the video. Beyonce looks great as always. As I was watching I kept thinking, dag I need to work on my legs! (lol) Goodness, she is one bad chick! Go B!!!! Love her.

11 year old boy speaks on the "N" word... AMAZING!

I am so floored by the energy, vocabulary, and knowledge of this little boy. May God continue to bless him. The "N" word has been so embraced by communities as a form of friendship that I often hear the debate on whether or not it is acceptable because it is used with "a" and not "er". I will admit even as a Latina I have said it in my younger years thinking it was ok because I said it with the "a" as in my homies, my friends and so on. As I got older and began to hear various opnions on the use of the word, that's when something in me felt like I shouldn't say it because I am not black and I don't want to offend anyone. But there are also some African Americans that feel Puerto Ricans can say it because we are all minorities. I have heard both sides. And typing this right now makes me want to put up a poll so make sure you answer the poll question at the top righthand corner. I am interested in knowing what you think. Click play below to hear this amazing little boy speak!

Essence Musical Festival

I just wanted to put this up in case your thinking of getting away and not sure where??? I have heard great things about the Essence Music Festival and I sooooo wish I was going! Can I hide in your suitcase??? (Lol) But seriously, just look at the line up. Everyone from Beyonce, Robin Thicke (Shout out to Paula Patton!) to Teena Marie... this is a music lovers dream! Hope you can make it.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Drake, Soulja Boy, Jeezy, and Weezy announce America's Most Wanted Tour

Yup three of the biggest names in Hip Hop, Soulja Boy, Little Wayne and Jeezy have gotten together for a 21 city tour and even decided to put new comer Drake on bill. And why not, Drake's single The Best I Ever Had is a HUGE song right now. I love it! Drake will open the show followed by Soulja Boy, Jeezy and of course Lil Wayne will close out. So parents get ready because your kids are about to start begging! (Lol)
Tour dates are listed below:
7/27/09 Scranton, PA Toyota Pavillions
7/29/09 Saratoga, NY, Performing Arts Center 7/30/09 Pittsburg Post Gazette Pavillion
7/31/09 Philly Susquehanna Bank Center (Camden) 8/1/09 NYC Jones Beach
For a complete list of tour dates click link below

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Mary J Blige new single with Chris Brown???

Mary J Blige being female that has gone through abuse I have to say my first reaction to reading about her doing a song with Chris Brown surprised me. I can see some people not liking her decision. However, I think Mary is at such a higher level in her life and has grown so much in her faith that she has her reasoning and I would love to be able to ask her. Mary's song was actually leaked and Chris is singing the background according to bossip.com. I listened to the song and as always Mary knows how to make you feel what she is saying, nice. I can't tell if it's actually Chris in the background but if so this could be lifes way of humbling him in his career because as you know Chris, 9 months ago was FAR from a background singer. Or it could just be him singing as a sample and Mary may have a totally different artist once the song is released. Either way... Click the link below to check out Mary J Blige song, "I Will Survive". I like it!

Singer, Song Writer and now Talk Show Host Brian McKnight

It's funny but not to long ago someone I follow on twitter made a comment about there being no black late night talk shows. They were up late I guess switching channels and got a bit frustrated. (lol) So I thought I would let everyone know that the talented singer/song writer Brian McKnight will now add Talk Show Host to his list of accomplishments. According to Billboard this weekly show will air weekends on 218 which is an affiliate of the CW network. I never would have thought of Brian McKnight as a talk show host but I definately think he is worth checking out! I know people that used to watch Arsenio are going to do the comparison thing and McKnight realizes that too. For Brian McKnights thoughts on how his show will differ click the link below. Also, he is almost done his first album in three years. Keep your ears open for his single "What I've been waiting for" hitting radio soon!

Friday, June 12, 2009

Eagles give McNabb a raise.

First let me say I am so ready for football season because I could care less who wins the NBA finals. Neither team was on my list to go all the way (lol). Make sure you take my pole on the top right hand side of the page.
As we been hearing from last season Donavan McNabb was aiming to extend his contract with the Eagles but instead he is getting a raise. Hmmmm... I think we all know what that means. You will learn as football seasons starts I'm die hard EAGLES fan! I love the game.

McNabb was due to make $9.2 million this season and $10 million next season. ESPN's Michael Smith reported the two-year deal is worth $24.5 million, with another $1 million in incentives. Shout out to Philly because we all know we have a love hate relationship when it comes to McNabb (lol)
To find out what Reid and the rest of the Eagles organization had to say click on the link below.

Denzel Washington arriving at taping for Letterman

Mmmmmmmmm Denzel Washington was spotted on his way into Letterman studios yesterday afternoon. Denzel appeared on the show to promote his latest movie The Taking of Pelham which hits theatres today. Also staring another great, John Travolta! I am definately going to see this because there is no way this could be a bad movie when Denzel and John are involved!

Check out the trailer from the link below.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Queen Latifah admits to abuse

We were introduced to Queen Latifah as a rapper and know her now to be a mogul from the music world, fashion industry and to the big screen. As much as we see her in the media eye Queen Latifah has done well at keeping her personal life private. Yet in an interview with Essence magazine Latifah opens up about being sexually abused in her childhood. This abuse was at the hands of a teenager that was watching her over a period of time. Latifah is quoted "I never told anybody; I just buried it as deeply as I could and kept people at an arm's distance. I never really let a person get too close to me. I could have been married years ago, but I had a commitment issue." It wasn't until her brother passed away when she was 22 that she finally told her parents. In Essence Latifah continues to tell her parents reaction and how she feels about the sexual abuse today. Click the link below for more on her story.

Oh I gotta say I love this pic of her! Beautiful!!!


Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Kayne West was on The VIEW

You know I very rarely miss an episode of the View. (I secrectly aspire to be apart of a show like that one day lol) So this morning as I was having my cup of coffee and twittering I heard the upcoming guest was KANYE WEST! Now we all know when Kanye speaks you tend to think... what will he say this time??? (Lol) But at the same time we love his music, he is definately talented. As I watched the ladies of the View interview him I was so pleased to hear a more subtle humbleness to him. One of my favorite parts was when he discussed the process behind his latest CD that includes the hit "Heartless". With this album Kanye admits he was at a point in his life, after losing his mother, where he had nothing else to lose. So he decided he wanted to try expressing himself through song and come up with a sound that would be international. He flew to Hawaii for three weeks for some peace of mind and came up with his forth album 808s and Heartbreak. Click on the link below to check out Kayne's interview on the View and what made him choose to use the highly debated sound of Autotunes! I did like his reasoning and "Heartless" is a hit so I guess he accomplished his goal. Nice.

Also while on the View he showcased his sneaker which was produced through NIKE. Fellas they are hot! And the best part is all proceeds go to the Kanye West foundation where the mission is to help combat the severe dropout rate in schools across the United States.

Carrasquillo is charged with rape of 11 year old girl in Kensington section of Philadelphia

This is a difficult story to even write about but I feel we all need to be aware of these situations. This violent attack happened in my home city of Philadelphia and has since made national news. An 11 year old girl was dragged down an alley way and brutally raped on her way to school on June 1st. The attack was so severe she required surgery! My heart and prayers go out to this little girl and her family as they try to find the strength to get her and themselves through this. Attacks like this ruin lives! There is no telling the mental anguish this little girl will go through for the rest of her life.

Philadelphia police quickly flooded the neighborhood with pictures of Carrasquillo in an attempt to find and charge him. I don't condone violence but I will say THANK YOU to David Vargas, 18 and Fernando Genuall, 19 who recognized and attacked Carrasquillo and held him until police arrived. Police announced Tuesday that DNA samples link Carrasquillo to the scene of the rape. They found a blood stain and a fingerprint on a discarded toilet in the yard where the girl was raped. Police now have NO DOUBT he committed this crime. He is going to be charged with rape and related offenses in connection with the attack. He is currently being held on unrelated charges. This story makes my stomach turn... for full details click the title above.

Click below for video of Carrasquillo being caught by residents .

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

T.I. requests to see Tiny in jail

Rapper T.I. has been in the minimum security federal prison in Arkansas since 5/26/09 to begin serving a 366 day sentence on federal gun charges. Now we learned through interviews prior to him going to jail that he didn't want anyone visiting him while he does his time in prison. He didn't want that image in his childrens mind. I can understand that. But I have read that T.I. reportedly told Tiny over the phone that he missed her terribly. It's reported that yesterday Tiny caught a plane to Arkansas to see T.I. for the first time in three weeks. Yay! I have to say I would have jumped on a plane too. (lol) Maybe T.I. just didn't realize how hard it would be to be away from her in that environment. I'm glad they got to see eachother. T.I is definately one of the great ones and I look forward to seeing who he is after this experience. Stay positive T.I.!!!
On another note, Tiny and Lil Wayne's ex wife Antonia Carter are set to have their own reality show airing on BET later this month. The show will focus mainly on family and how Tiny plans to keep herself busy while T.I. is away.
I know you have heard this already but I thought I'd add the link below for Young LA Ain't I featuring T.I. because I LOVE his verse on the track!!! T.I.'s swag is motivating... so click on the link and turn it up if your feeling like to need a boast today!!!
"Ain't I fresh as I can be, made it through my situation ain't I blessed as I can be... "

Monday, June 8, 2009

Kanye West held a 30th birthday bash on Thursday June 4th at the Luis Vuitton store (of course) in NYC. He walked in with his lovely fiance Alexis Phifer. Some celebs that celebrated with him were Rihanna, Mariah Carey, Pharrell, John Legend and Ashley Simpson. Kayne's actual birhtday is June 5th. Happy Belated Kanyeezi!

Rihanna - She is just adorable!

Rihanna was seen having a good time at the NBA Finals game last night. I just wanted to share this because with everything she has been going through it's nice to see she is still "Living Her Life". Love the hair... I could never rock that Lol... but she does it well.
Like many I felt bad for her with the whole Chris Brown situation. To all my young ladies, know that there is NO reason for a man to hit you. And if you are going through abuse you can move on and be HAPPY. You don't have to submit yourself to what is so called "normal" in your everyday environment. You can be the one to stop the cycle. Remember, love doesn't hurt.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

JayZ - D.O.A

So the radio, twitter, facebook and everyone else has been going crazy in conversation about Jay Z's new single D.O.A (Death of Autotunes). Yes... I am included! I have been a Jay fan like the rest for years and I'm not saying T-Pain didn't make some great hits with the AutoTune but artists took it and ran with it. The music today is just watered down. We all like to dance and have a good time but there needs to be a balance. So big ups to Jay Z for stepping up and being the one to say it. Because whether you agree or not, JayZ is the one rap artists that other rappers will FOLLOW. So people pay attention... it may not be the best song in your opinion but listen to the words. It's not about being a hit record. I feel Jay knows he can't reach the younger generation which is why he is calling on "mixtape" Lil Wayne and Jeezy. Jay is trying to bring rappers back to what they should be doing. As a fan of Hip Hop, I am proud of that and Jay Z.
Oh and not to mention Jay is pretty comical with it lol

Check the song out below if you haven't heard it.


Friday, June 5, 2009

Couples moving in together to save money???

Check out the clip below if you missed it.


First let me say I LOVE THE VIEW! You will see clips often on my page! But as I was watching this I was thinking... WHAT!? This is about women possibly using the current economic situation in their favor by trying to encourage their boyfriends to move into toegether because it would be cheaper. Im not saying I don't understand the idea that yes it is cheaper to live together. But this should be a mutually honest decision. Ladies, we're not suppose to be thinking up ways to convince our man of taking that next step. We shouldn't have to trick a man into anything. I mean think about that, really... would you be truly happy knowing you had to sway your man into moving in together by telling him how much money he will save? Wouldn't that take away from the special feeling you get in knowing your man CHOSE to spend his days with you because of how he feels for YOU. Just a thought.