El DeBarge hit rock bottom after falling into drug addiction, which resulted in a 2 year prison sentence for cocaine possession.
[READ: Mugshot Mania: El “Long Hair Don’t Care” DeBarge]
Now the 49 year old singer has cleaned up his act and is hot on the comeback trail… asking fans for forgiveness and a second chance in his first single appropriately titled… “Second Chance.”
According to DeBarge, both the song and the album are a celebration of his return to R&B and the opportunity to make music again.
“I believe that this album is a testament and in the future will be commemorative of my second chance. My second chance is even being able to do this album,” he said.
“The video for ‘Second Chance’ is just me at the piano and it took place in downtown Los Angeles, where we were around people who we felt were looking for a second chance. The world as a whole is looking for a second chance and we tried to put that feeling into the video.”
Watch the Official Video for “Second Chance”: Continue Reading…
Trey Songz and Roc Nation’s Melanie Fiona are the two fresh faces in the entertainment industry chosen to appear in Rocawear’s 2010 NEXT campagin.
Rocawear took two fresh faces in the entertainment industry who have the capabilities of exploding to super-stardom and made them the face of this year’s NEXT campaign. With their work ethic and drive, they continue to break through stereotypes and hurdled over challenges without compromising their brand. And amongst a sea of average artists, their music continues to sonically peak above without abandoning their R&B roots.
Together, Melanie Fiona and Trey Songz will show you why they are the NEXT best thing in our Rocawear 2010 NEXT campaign.
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You may recall when rapper Juvenile (real name: Terius Gray] was arrested last February in New Orleans after neighbors reported a strong odor of marijuana coming from a house where he was recording.
[READ: Mugshot Mania ~ Rapper Juvenile Busted for Marijuana Possession… Again!]
As the title suggests, it wasn’t Juve’s first time being busted, but the circumstances around the NOLA arrest seemed a bit shady.
Juve has since been sentenced in the case and his punishment is about as lame as the original complaint… Continue Reading…
A blonde mohawked Erykah Badu hit Atlanta last weekend as the headlining act at Atlanta’s Chastain Park Amphitheatre but somebody needs to tell her next time “Don’t be Tardy for the Party!”
Now most ATLiens are quite aware of Chastain Park and the time restraints on any musical performances in the park. It doesn’t matter if the main act shows up at 10:59pm… those mics are SHUT DOWN at 11pm due to noise ordinances that are in place.
Chastain is smack dabb in the center of a residential area so it’s understandable but artists should be a bit more courteous to their fans. If they show up late, it’s a wrap!
Jay-Z faced the same dilemma last summer when his sold out concert was cancelled after his private jet was late due to the weather. [READ: Jay-Z Speaks on Concert Cancellation (Audio) + Ciara Backstage]
Erykah… the diva that we all know and love, was late as hell Saturday evening and her opening act had finished nearly an hour before Badu’s band began without her. Badu was nowhere to be seen or heard by 9 p.m…. Continue Reading…
Alicia Keys and Fantasia Barrino have a lil situation in common. Both singers allegedly stepped out with a married man but apparently all similarity ends there.
One gets a huge pass for her indiscretions, while the other gets labeled with a big red scarlet letter… Why?
I knew this discussion was coming when Nancy Grace took on Fantasia’s story and launched an attack against “homewreckers.” We all were in shock & awe when Fannie’s story, although salacious, made it all the way to CNN… but what makes her case more newsworthy than Alicia Keys?
I posted my first thought on Twitter last week:
So the question remains… why Fantasia and not Alicia Keys? Continue Reading…
Meet Harry Bruder, 54. Bruder took the above mugshot after he was jailed last week for apparently “friending” his ex-wife on Facebook! Continue Reading…