Check out one of my many ‘A’ town favs, “85” from Youngbloodz which features my boo Twan…I mean Big Boi and Jim Crow. [SIDEBAR: For those of you who just hit Hartsfield/Jackson International, Jim Crow consisted of Polow Da Don, Cutty Cartel and Mr. Mo.] Some people’s standard introduction to the “A” is I285 where they get caught up driving in a never ending loop…but I’m sure I85 is a close second, leading you from the far north straight to the ‘dirty’ south.
Happy Flashback Friday! Y’all ready for that weekly Atlanta history lesson? It’s coming…hold on!
Outkast’s infamous Stankonia studio was the location of an exclusive listening session Wednesday night. Jeron Ward and Rick Wallk, the super producing duo behind Royal Flush Ent. hosted a top knotch event and laid out the red carpet for up and coming singers, songwriters, producers, and music industry professionals. Some of you may be wondering ‘who are these dudes?” Well, in case you’ve been under a rock or just plain in the dark, these two are the masterminds behind Big Boi’s recent grammy nominated song, “Royal Flush” featuring Andre 3000 and Raekwon.
Just to refresh your memory…
I also found this recent Rolling Out video of Jeron and Rick describing how it felt to be nominated:
These are two really cool, down to earth dudes who work hard to make great music. I’m sure we’ll be hearing a lot more from them REAL SOON.
Michael Jackson came out of hiding today to reveal during a press conference at the O2 Arena in London that he’s going back on tour…in London. He reveals his “This is it tour” with the following speech:
This is it! I just want to say that these will be my final show performances in London. This will be it. This is it. And when I say ‘this is it’ I really mean ‘this is it…
I’ll be performing the songs my fans want to hear. This is it. I mean this is REALLY it. This is the final curtain call OK? So, I’ll see you in July and I love you!
I love you so much…from the bottom of my heart. This is it. See you in July.”
Danity Kane alumni D. Woods performed live in Atlanta Tuesday night. The show was held at Sambuca and was packed wall to wall with fans. Since I was only there to support my girl Dee, I had no idea that Janelle Monae was going to perform (I know I’m slow). Each performed two songs and Janelle was somewhat of a pleasant surprise….that is, until she jumped on my table and almost broke my camera! That chick is hilarious! Click Here to watch her performance (fast forward to 4:15 to see her ‘table dance’)
I was live TWITTERing and filming at the same time. Check out a few of the pics my followers got during the show..
@JanelleMonae is up next… D. Woods totally rocked it out! 1:02 AM Mar 4th
Sound check takin way too long… Plus I gotta go to the ladies room and don’t wanna lose my seat. These Bastiids! 12:34 AM Mar 4th
Breaking News: The L.A. County District Attorney has just charged Chris Brown with felony assault and making criminal threats, also a felony. The charging documents name Robyn F. (aka Rihanna) as the alleged victim. Brown will be arraigned today at 3:30 PM in downtown LA. Chris Brown could face a maximum of four years and eight months in prison. [Source]
More Details Emerge: FOX 11 in L.A. obtained LAPD detectives notes from a search warrant in the case. As per the notes, Rihanna read a three-page text message on Brown’s Phone from a woman. An argument ensued and Brown allegedly tried forcing Rihanna out of the car but couldn’t because she was wearing her seat belt.
Brown then allegedly shoved Rihanna’s head against the passenger window. When Rihanna turned to face him, Brown punched her, then continued punching her while driving, according to the detective’s notes.
Blood spattered all over Rihanna’s clothing and in the interior of the car. Her mouth was filled with blood. Brown allegedly told Rihanna, “I’m going to beat the **** out of you when we get home. You wait and see.”
Rihanna called her assistant and left a message saying, “I am on my way home. Make sure the cops are there when I get there.” Brown then replied, “You just did the stupidest thing ever. I’m going to kill you.” According to the report, Brown continued to punch Rihanna, bit her on her ear, her fingers and put her in a headlock — she almost lost consciousness. [Source]
Jermaine Dupri, B-Cox and InTynational respond to several questions. The first being ~ why did they take down the video where Jontae Austin and Usher clowned Christina Milian & Chris Brown. Oddly enough the two main culprits are suspicously absent from this recent episode. Hmmmmm….*scratching head*