Usher Ramond IV and V graced the cover of Essence Magazine’s August 2008 issue. In this issue as in all the others Usher talks about fatherhood and addresses the rumors about his wife. Blah…Blah..Blah… what’s more interesting is that recently he has blamed is manager, Benny Medina, for the failure of his album, “Here I Stand.” Rumor has it that he also wants to re-hire his mother, Jonetta Patton, as his manager since he has realized she was key to his success. Usher ended his 15-year professional relationship with his mom and her JPat Record Label just days before Mother’s Day last year. In July, he told Vibe magazine, “(I paid my mother) the ultimate compliment – to retire her to be a full-time grandmother.” (Source)
Chris Brown and Rihanna were spotted club hopping in the “A” after his Chastain Park performance. The cute couple hit up the Velvet Room, Opera and Club Miami Saturday night. Check out more pics over at Sandra Rose.
Atlanta is known for being the home of the flashy. Us ATLiens know what we want and we go get it….but lately a select group have made a name for themselves by snatching and grabbing high end jeans. The media has dubbed the gang “Blue Jean Bandits” and they’ve been around for years. You may think that stealing blue jeans is minor league, but these guys have entered into felony territory by not only targeting high-end jeans, but taking one-of-a-kind rhinestone studded hoodies, $12,000 belts, and designer shoes. The single biggest heist so far nabbed $145,000 from a Pearle Vision store on Lenox Road.
A friend of mine, Adrene Ashford has been targeted on more than one occasion at both of her locations. Pieces of Adrene in East Atlanta and Adrene’s Boutique in Castleberry Hills.
Adrene says ~ “Being a new store, having hot merchandise, being a popular neighborhood — I knew they were watching, waiting for an opportunity,”
Don’t get it twisted…I’m still made about what happened and “MC” is still banned from this site! I’m only posting this video cause Toomp did the beat and T.I. is in it. No other reason. So I’m not even gonna comment on it…I’ll leave that to y’all.
A handwritten note from homerun king and Atlanta Braves legend Hank Aaron sold for $21,000 yesterday. The letter, written when Aaron was only 17 years old, was written to the owner of a Negro League team telling him that Hank’s parents approved of his joining the team. It was purchased by Jeffrey Gitomer, a Charlotte, NC buisnessman who outbid the Negro League’s Baseball Museum.
The seven-line letter is dated Nov. 22, 1951, from Mobile, Ala., and written to Syd Pollack. The letter reads:
“Dear Mr. Pollack. I receive you letter, and it is entirely satisfactory with my parents Mr. & Mrs. Aaron, that I may join the Indianapolis Clowns next season.
Yes…they are still at it. The “Bankhead Beef” is alive and well. Can somebody please call Andrew Young and tell him Tip’s still beefing on some B.S. *SMH* Somebody’s gotta just say “No” to the diss tracks.
Ebony magazine has decided to honor the “25 coolest brothers of all time” with 8 collector’s edition covers featuring Barack Obama, Jay-Z, Prince, Denzel Washington, Samuel Jackson, Billie Dee Williams, Muhammed Ali and Marvin Gaye. (they covered all generations with these choices!) You can probably guess which one’s are my favs…but visit Smartenupnas to check them all out.