Atlantic Records created a new webisode called “The Game Changers” where they brought together 4 of the hottest new artists that are changing the game right now, Janelle Monae, B.o.B., Lupe Fiasco & Estelle, for a round table discussion.
Hosted by Danyel Smith (former editor of VIBE Magazine), the show also highlights the honor and respect these artists have for each other’s craft.
“If there were a female version of me, it would be Janelle Monae.” ~ B.o.B.
Black History Month honors those individuals who took risks and by doing so, changed the course of history.
Following that same tradition, Atlantic Records salutes Black History Month, year round with artists whose musical passion will forever leave an imprint in Black History. That being said, we proudly present B.o.B, Janelle Monae, Lupe Fiasco and Estelle…The Game Changers.
Ceelo Green plays a literal “lady killer” in the new video for “Bodies,” directed by Mikael Colombu. The song is lifted from Cee-Lo’s album “The Lady Killer” and Lo portrays a sick serial killer who collects his victim’s fashionable high heels.
As he croons:
My name is not important, and I’m often asked, what do I do for a living? I answer, I do what I want.
Spontaneity is the spice of life and I’ve indulged quite a bit, but I’m not above the law and I’m certainly not lawless. But when it comes to ladies…I have a license, to kill.
As a cold-blooded killer who targets beautiful women, he finds his match in Janelle Monae, who prefers shades to shoes. When facing the soul singer, he ends up dead – she slits his throat and brings home his shades to add to her collection.
The video also features cameos from Kerry Washington and Karl Lagerfeld.
The stylish slouchy ankle design boots feature a contrasting paneled leather and buckle straps. While some spotted Usher’s footwork and thought “what the hail?” there were several fashion forward thinkers who thought Ursh’s “New Look” was the sh*t!
One such “fashion forward” thinker was spotted on the streets of New York during this year’s Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week… Continue Reading…
Flavor Flav is a full time “entrepreNegro” now that he’s opened his first friend chicken restaurant in Iowa, but his life still isn’t complete.
Flav, whose real name is William Drayton Jr., grew up in Freeport, N.Y. and says he dropped out of school in 10th grade.? Now he’s been inspired to earn his high school diploma and wants to do it in the state he started his buisness. (Oh… and he record it all for a new reality TV show!)
Drayton opened Flav’s Fried Chicken in Clinton, Iowa last month and just last week, the 51-year-old pitched his idea for “Flavor Flav Goes Back to High School” to the local school superintendent and a school board member.
Flav says he’ll approach the full board in a couple of weeks. As you know, Flavor Flav was a member of the iconic ’80s hip-hop group Public Enemy and has since found new fame on reality shows.
One thing’s for sure… he should never be late for class!!
Keri Hilson was spotted at the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week as she attended the Diesel Black Gold Fall 2011 fashion show at Pier 94 on February 15, 2011 in New York City.
Keri rubbed elbows with fellow attendees Wyclef Jean and model Petra Nemcova as she got her “Pretty Girl” on rocking a cropped leather Diesel jacket over a gray top, black pants tucked into boots, and chunky jewelry.
… and speaking of her pretty girl hit, MissKeriBaby?s pre-taped performance of ?Pretty Girl Rock? will air on ?Jimmy Kimmel Live!? Thursday (Feb. 16).
If you’re from anywhere NEAR the Atlanta area, you already know that Coca-Cola is THE soft drink of choice for us ATLiens.
With the “A” being Coke’s primary headquarters and the city in which the worldwide brand was created, it’s only natural for it’s residents to favor their hometown’s creation and it’s secret recipe has always been a sacred thing.
So whooda thought that an internet radio show would obtain that info and put it in the streets for free?
Especially considering the fact that one of Coke’s own secretaries risked life and limb to sell that bit of valuable information to their rival soft drink competitor PepsiCo for a few million dollars (only to be ratted out and subsequently sentenced to 8 years in prison).
[CLICK HERE to revisit that sordid tale of corporate espionage.]
But I digress…
An Atlanta pharmacist named John Pemberton is credited with inventing the popular soda and his original recipe was written down in a binder that also contained the ingredients of various ointments and medicines that had been passed down from generation to generation.
A photograph of that recipe, from that very recipe book, was published in the Feb. 18, 1979, edition of the Atlanta-Journal Constitution and no one has ever realized it’s significance… until now.
In case you’re wondering what’s (allegedly) in Coke’s secret recipe, check out the historical photo PLUS details below: Continue Reading…