After a two-year hiatus, Yung Joc has finally released his third studio album but not without much anticipation and much drama. You see…Grind Flu, which was previously titled Mr. Robinson’s Neighborhood under Bad Boy Records has been released under Joc’s own record label Swagg Team Entertainment and he’s giving it away for a mere $FREE.99. (That’s zero dollars and zero cents for all you slow pokes!)
Originally slated to be released on Bad Boy Records, the project was halted after Joc made the decision to sue Diddy’s record label as well as Block Entertainment for allegedly failing to fulfill contractual obligations such as paying royalties. Joc told Billboard.com back in May that he would bypass all that unnecessary Diddy drama “use some independent record promoters to promote my record.” Well, he definitely kept his end of the deal. He explained last night during a private listening session that his good buddy Gorilla Zoe encouraged him to put his foot forward and release it for free. The support from his labelmate gave him the added push he needed to make this bold statement.
Joc’s decision to release Grind Flu through Jive’s Swagg Team Entertainment imprint, places his project alongside groups Hot Styles (of “Lookin’ Boy” fame) and the GS Boyz (who recently smashed digital sales with their hit “Stanky Legg”) as an official artist of the label.
I heard most of the CD during the listening session last night and I’ve got to say…it was hawt! I think I’ve found my new personal mantra in “Check!” The CD features Shawty Lo, Bobby Valentino, Chris Brown, Pleasure P, and others. The full Grind Flu album is available for FREE right here…right now!
The former singer from Diddy’s MTV reality show Making the Band 2 has been arrested for allegedly stabbing her own husband. Sara Stokes’ bloody mug shot has been circulating the web after she was arrested for domestic violence at their home in Moreno Valley, Calf. She’s appears to be in rough shape. It’s almost reminiscent of Rihanna’s gruesome shot but the difference in this case is that Sara’s the assailant.
According to law enforcement sources, Sara stormed out of the house after arguing with husband Tony. She tripped, fell over and accused him of doing it. Now…I dunno if her water balloon breastessess were damaged in the fall, but Sara was so pissed that she grabbed a knife and stabbed her husband in the arm.
Sad thing is… their three kids watched as it all went down. Paramedics and police arrived on the scene and Stokes was arrested for assault with a deadly weapon and domestic violence. The D.A. is still reviewing the facts case for charges.
Sara’s lawyer, Eric Kayira, issued this statement:
“Sara and Tony have a very passionate and loving relationship that on August 2, while having an evening of fun, she slipped and fell, hitting her head heavily on the ground and somehow in the process of helping her Tony got injured.”
OK. The attorney has totally convinced me. It was all in fun and “somehow” Tony got stabbed. 😆 Sara already needs a new attorney…
If you haven’t heard of the Rich Kid$ yet you may just need to get out more often. Not 1 but TWO Rich Kid$ singles have been getting mad airplay in the “A” and they have been coined the next musical movement from Atlanta. Comprised of members: Rashard, Babe Kaelub, Baby Charles, Lil Juney and Skool Boy, The Rich Kids have the Atlanta underground music-scene going nuts. The group is a collection of all-star talent from Atlanta’s own Frederick Douglass, Westlake and Southside High Schools (APS stand up!!) and the two hit singles bubbling in Atlanta are the melodic “Wassup” and the club-banger “My Patna Dem”. Check em both out below:
Check out the newest video from T.I. “Slide Show” which features the vocals of John Legend. We’re still counting down the days til Tip’s return but I lost track. All I know is there’s gonna be a helluva party when he gets out and I wanna be there….
Custom Whipz Auto Spa held a special Meet & Greet last week geared towards connecting artists directly with bloggers and media in Atlanta. Kaspa Da Don (of Hittmenn Dj’s and Zone 4) spear headed the campaign to unite these two forces and recruited me to gather up the troops. Now…this was the first EVER event that I personally had a hand in and I accepted the challenge. Drumma Boy, Pretty Ricky, Young Dose, Poppa Snoop, Big Bank Black, Lo Fat, Mika Means, DeeDee Cocheta (ABC Publicity), Willie Hustle, Tommy Gunz and more all came through. Check out the flix below:
Mo Moet…Mo Moet…and Mo Moet!
ATLien & DrummaBoy…I’ll let him throw the “M” on my site (but only you…Drumma!)
Me & Mika Means…Girls Club 4Life!
Our sponsors, Moet and Mercedes Benz of Buckhead, made sure that all guests were well fed and filled with champagne! Food was provided by Cafe 29 and I’d like to personally thank all of my blogging buddies for showing mad love and coming out to support. I was actually working the event so I had to depend on them for coverage and they did the dayum thang! Check out video footage and more photos below:
Usher Raymond IV was at the Playboy Club in Vegas last night hosting a party for Vegas Magazine Men’s Issue. If you recall, Usher is featured in the magazine in his a photo spread promoting his upcoming project:
Usher is sporting a brand new tatt, which he proudly revealed while on the red carpet of the Vegas Mag event. The streets are buzzing that he may have done it as a message to his future ex-wife, Tameka Foster Glover Raymond.