After documents surfaced recently that Cedric “Alfamega” Zellars had once been a paid informant, T.I. wasted no time in hitting the airwaves of Atlanta radio station 107.9 to release the following statement…“You’re FIRED!” 😆 Just kidding. Here’s what he really had to say:
I am stunned and totally surprised by the news about Alfa ?Ced? Zellers. Even though all of our artists and employees are asked by us to be honest and open about their past history, at no time did Alfa disclose to me or Grand Hustle what has now appeared in the media. He essentially deceived us by failing to fully disclose the truth about his past, and there is no place in our organization for dishonest and misleading behavior.
As I?ve always said, you must take responsibility for your own actions. We at Grand Hustle can not support or condone blaming others for our own mistakes. I hope and pray that God blesses Cedric’s plans, but i don?t foresee me or my company playing a role in his personal or professional business.
Alfa is said to be incapacitated at an Atlanta area hospital and is severely injured from unknown reasons. I have so many questions right now. Who leaked those old “A”zz documents? Why now? Why is Alfa in the hospital? What does any of this have to do with him making music? We may never know the full story but it’s interesting nonetheless…
Meet Laura Izibor. Ms. Izibor, hot new songstress from Atlantic Records has been making mad waves in the music industry with her soulful vocals and lyricism. She’s been named ‘Artist to Watch’ by both Vibe Magazine and Rolling Stone. I had the pleasure of witnessing Laura’s live performance a few nights ago and I can honestly say she earned both of those titles.
Born to a working class family in Dublin, Ireland, Izibor admits she didn?t grow up in a musical household.? ?My mother raised five kids on her own, so there wasn?t much time to buy records ? it wasn?t that kind of home.? I found myself fancying music at about 13.? Once the love for musicians like Stevie Wonder, Candi Stanton, and Roberta Flack took hold, she was smitten for good.? ?One door opened to the next ? first I discovered Marvin Gaye, and then Otis Redding, and I just fell in love with soul music.? Full Bio (word file)
The 20 year old musical sensation is set to drop her first cd April 28th entitled, Let The Truth Be Told.? Check out her first single, “From My Heart to Yours” as well as a live performance of “Don’t Stay” below:
I got a late start this morning cause I tried to hang out last night.? First stop was at a house party to watch the NBA All-Star game and the next stop was a Warner Brother’s event for an up and coming artist (which I’ll post video as soon as I’m cognizant!).? But in the meantime, check out my booooo, Shaquille O’Neal, showcasing his dancing skills during the opening of the game! Hands down my favorite part! Well…that and his between the legs pass on Dwight Howard 😆
Check out Tamia, Jordin Sparks and John Legend’s performances under the cut: Continue Reading…
Of course the flix are still trickling in and I would be remiss if I didn’t post a few pics of the Atlanta Housewives at the 2009 Trumpet Awards. Lisa Wu-Hartwell and Ed Hartwell will forever hold the title of cutest couple. They look so good together! Sheree was doin what she does best and DeShawn was flying solo.
DeShawn Snow….is that WEBSTER chillin in the background??? Oh My! 😯
Keyshia Cole and WNBA star Lisa Leslie were just two of the flawless celebs spotted at the 17th Annual Trumpet Awards in Atlanta last night. Old school legends like Tina Marie and En Vogue as well as A-town staples like Q (of 112), Bobby Valentino, Sean Garrett, Chris Tucker and Raven-Symone also graced the red carpet.
Check out the flix below:
Producer Sean Garrett & Comedian Chris Tucker
Raven-Symone is such a beautiful girl! You betta work B*tch!
The Divas of EnVogue are still doin their thang!
Surprised? Me too.
I never thought they’d be able to mend fences but times is hard and money is tight!
Check out a few flix from the 2009 Trumpet Awards honoree and sponsor dinner held Saturday evening at the Hyatt.? Raven-Symone (pictured above Xerona Clayton, the award’s founder), Chris Tucker, Sherri Shepherd and more came out to support the honorees.