A handwritten note from homerun king and Atlanta Braves legend Hank Aaron sold for $21,000 yesterday. The letter, written when Aaron was only 17 years old, was written to the owner of a Negro League team telling him that Hank’s parents approved of his joining the team. It was purchased by Jeffrey Gitomer, a Charlotte, NC buisnessman who outbid the Negro League’s Baseball Museum.
The seven-line letter is dated Nov. 22, 1951, from Mobile, Ala., and written to Syd Pollack. The letter reads:
“Dear Mr. Pollack. I receive you letter, and it is entirely satisfactory with my parents Mr. & Mrs. Aaron, that I may join the Indianapolis Clowns next season.
Yes…they are still at it. The “Bankhead Beef” is alive and well. 😕 Can somebody please call Andrew Young and tell him Tip’s still beefing on some B.S. *SMH* Somebody’s gotta just say “No” to the diss tracks.
Ebony magazine has decided to honor the “25 coolest brothers of all time” with 8 collector’s edition covers featuring Barack Obama, Jay-Z, Prince, Denzel Washington, Samuel Jackson, Billie Dee Williams, Muhammed Ali and Marvin Gaye. (they covered all generations with these choices!) You can probably guess which one’s are my favs…but visit Smartenupnas to check them all out.
Wow…this video is that fire! Killer Mike ain’t playin this time and collaborating with Ice Cube…What! This is some real comeback fire right here…and Killer Mike’s album, “I Pledge Allegiance to the Grind II” is scheduled to drop tomorrow. Perfect timing.
Chris Brown performed at Chastain Park in Atlanta last night and pretty boy Lloyd (one of the few still rockin braids) was one of the opening acts. I know most of you guys were gettin your party on, but for those of you who took the time to take the kiddies to Chastain…I praise you! I’m sure your eardrums are still recovering from all those screaming teeny-bopper C-Breezy fanatics as mine are recovering from too much Miami bass!
Check out a few video clips from the concert after the cut…