Hey you guys…I want to introduce a new feature that starts tomorrow. I’ve finally taken a cue from a few of the StraightFromTheA veterans who suggested that I start compiling videos of celebs speaking on their favorite Atlanta memories. I’ve gotten quite a few for you gus and have decided that since Friday’s are already slated as the day I post ‘flashback’ videos, I’d continue with that theme and include a new video each week of O.S.A.M.s or Old School Atlanta Memories. A few I’ve already captured on film include my boo, Antwan “Big Boi” Patton, who reminisced about his days chillin at Charles Disco and Slim from 112 who cut the video short when he found out my ties to one of his teachers. I can’t wait to share them with you!
I’ve also recruited a fellow ATLien who’ll be writing under the moniker ‘Ms Auburn’ as in Auburn Ave. Ms Auburn will do her O.S.A.M column each Friday as well. Of course ALL of you are invited to join in on our Old School fun. I’ve even promised to reveal some of my tales of growing up in the SWATs (translation = Southwest Atlanta). If you’d like to submit a picture, video clip or simply want to share your fond memories of driving down Peachtree Street during Freaknik, chillin at Five Points or spending all your allowance at the Gold Mine game room in Greenbriar Mall, hit me up at StraightFromTheA@gmail.com and I’ll be glad to share your memories with the world. And guess what? You don’t even have to worry about me putting a name to your afro pic unless you want me to…
Monica did a tribute to Mary J. Blige during the 2009 BET Honors and completely ripped Mary’s ‘Not Gone Cry’! She had the entire audience in tears as she thanked Mary for being her inspiration. In case you missed it, check out the performance below:
“Thank you for giving me the motiviation to love ME first and to let him learn to catch up with the woman I had become. I thank you and I love you. Every lecture and every prayer I heard you.”
When she got down and thanked Mary at the end of her performance, that was it for me. Mo had officially stole the show!
CLICK HERE to view more photos of Monica from this event.
Christopher “Ludacris” Bridges has released the official video for his third official single “Nasty Girl” featuring Plies the other day. The song is from his sixth studio album Theater of the Mind which is in stores now.
Also peep some behind the scenes footage from the video shoot below (lotsa eye candy for the fellas) Enjoy!:
Q Da Kid recently completed the video for a song called “A Letter to Shakir” and dedicates it to all who have passed and to those who mourn them. I’ve been wondering what’s been up with him, but JD explains via his blog:
EVERYBODY BEEN ASKING WHERE Q IS HE’S BEEN WORKIN…
RIGHT NOW WE JUST DEALING WITH THE POLITRICKS OF ME LEAVING IDJ BUT HAVE NOFEAR HIS ALBUM WILL BE COMING OUT
Thanks for this Q. It’s a beautiful song and video…
Fonzworth Bentley aka Derek Watkins is featured in the new issue of Rolling Out Magazine. The fellow ATLien speaks to the mag about the impact his gentlemanly style has had on the lives of young men everywhere. From his stint creating Diddy’s band to making G’s to Gents, Fonzworth has always kept a level head and a smooth exterior.
Check out the video of his interview below:
Click Here to read Fonzworth Bentley’s ‘Year of the Gentleman’ feature story.