I posted the Adidas House Party video about a week ago that showed Young Jeezy, Missy Elliott, Russell Simmons, Kevin Garnett, David Beckham and more all partying under one roof. We saw a house full of cool people enjoying themselves and sporting Adidas shoes and gear. What we didn’t see was the full game of Texas Hold’em being played by Garnett and Jeezy. Adidas was kind enough to seen over the full footage entitled, “The Game,” which shows Jeezy playing cool had Luke against the basketball star. Cute Adidas…real cute! Now send me some shoes…
My all-time favorite ATLien, Antwan “Big Boi” Patton was honored this weekend by the Collective Renaissance Guild of the National Black Arts Festival (NBAF). The event, dubbed “The Art of Change,” was a star-studded celebration of Big Boi’s collaboration with the Atlanta Ballet in “Big” and he was awarded the 2008 Renaissance Award for “Artistic Innovation”. In a symbolic gesture of passing the baton from one generation to the next, Dr. Cornel West presented Big Boi the award after a crowd raising speech in the atrium of Mercedes Benz of Buckhead.
The event was hosted by Rashan Ali and Kenny Burns, while DJ Trauma kept the house rocking. Several celebs were also there to celebrate with Big Boi. Check out a few exclusive flix courtesy of NecoleBitchie as well as StraightFromTheA.com exclusive video footage of Dr. West’s speech and Big Boi’s acceptance of the honor below: Continue Reading…
DJ Drama spoke recently about Young Jeezy and the supposed beef between the two. When asked about it, he eloquently spoke of hometown love and happiness between the two.
“At the end of the day, I’m gonna speak highly of everybody cause we’re in Atlanta. We’re right next door to each other. We all live in the same city. We all move as a movement. How does that look to the fans and to the people if DJ Drama and Jeezy are beefin?…”
I couldn’t have said it better myself. This goes for everybody. Squash it and move on…
AT&T threw an “Unofficial” SEC Championship After Party starring Ludacris w/special guest SouljaBoy Tellem. The event was held at the Tabernacle in Atlanta, GA and StraightFromTheA.com gave one valued reader guaranteed access. Check out the video above sent over from AT&T.
A Las Vegas judge sentenced fallen gridiron great O.J. Simpson to at least 15 years in prison for leading an armed confrontation last year at a Las Vegas hotel room over sports memorabilia.
Simpson could become eligible for parole in about nine years. Grimacing, Simpson was escorted from the courtroom in shackles.
Judge Jackie Glass gave Simpson a tongue-lashing before passing sentence.
“Earlier in this case, at a bail hearing, I said to Mr. Simpson I didn’t know if he was arrogant, ignorant or both,” Glass said. “During the trial and through this proceeding I got the answer, and it was both.”
She stressed that the sentence was not “payback for anything else,” apparently referring to Simpson’s acquittal 13 years ago in the slayings of his former wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend, Ron Goldman. (Full Story)