Keri Hilson held her Atlanta album release party for her highly anticipated newly released album “In a Perfect World.” The event was held at Opera and was a hometown celebration as all of Atlanta’s musical Who’s Who came out to celebrate. Jermaine Dupri, Jontae Austin, Jazze Pha, Fabolous, Lil Scrappy & Diamond, Angel Lola Luv, Celebrity Photographer Derek Blanks…hell even Diddy’s Atlanta Baby mama came through! Check out a few flix below:
Keri was “Turnin em On” as she made her grand appearance.
Polow…the self-proclaimed “King of the White Girls” made sure he kept the title entact.
ATL Hood couple of the decade ~ Diamond and Lil Scrappy. Ummm…what is he grabbing?
Angel Lola Luv made an appearance.
Super producer Polow da Don paid special homage to Keri in an emotional toast to her talent and hard work. Check out that video + more photos below: Continue Reading…
“Yo…No need to read me my rights. it’s on the back of my t-shirt.“
Yet again…my friends over at Muggn.com have me over there spending hours captioning dayum goofy “A”zz mugshots. This one had me crackin up cause I’m sure dude had no plans of being arrested that day, but how coincidental is it that he would be wearing the US Constitution on his t-shirt? I can’t take it…
I almost forgot today was Friday… *sigh* I really need to get it together!! Anyway…he’s this weeks O.S.A.M. (Old School Atlanta Memory) from my new bff Yung Joc. He’s reminiscing about everything from Freaknik to Mozely Park to stealing polo’s at Greenbriar Mall. For those of you who don’t know, Joc’s a really funny dude. Like…he could actually have a 2nd career in the works as a comedian! I caught up with him at Bobby Valentino’s video shoot for “Hands on Me” a few weeks ago and he gave me the business when I walked smack dabb in the middle of one of his comedy sketches.
..and yes. I was really a bit peeved. But we made up.
This morning a U.S. District Court Judge sentenced T.I. to one year and one day under his negotiated plea deal. T.I. will receive credits for his good behavior that will most likely cut the sentence to about 298 days (a little less than 10 months). Upon release, he will remain under home confinement for 60 days, and he will have to perform another 470 hours of community service. The sentence also includes a $100,000 fine.
Prior to the judge imposing his sentence, Tip had several Atlanta notables to speak on his behalf. Former Atlanta Mayor and United Nations Ambassador Andrew Young, Bishop Eddie Long of DeKalb County’s New Birth Baptist megachurch and Ex-DeKalb County CEO Vernon Jones also showed up for the hearing, saying he’s known the rapper for about eight years.
In Tip’s most Recent Road to Redepemption episode, he made it quite clear that he wants no visitors and that he prefers general population. Stating “Protective custody means everyone else gets to serve their time working out, watching tv, playing chess…while I on the other had, spends 23 hours a day in my cell…I can’t do that.”
T.I. has requested assignment to a federal facility near Atlanta, and he’ll have some extra quality time to spend with his family since he will not have to report before May 19. That’ll also give him some extra time to cruise around the “A” on his brand new Harley. Check out a few flix of Tip and his bike taken last night at Keri Hilson Exclusive Album Release Party below: Continue Reading…
This has absolutely nothing to do with O.S.A.M.s. Or maybe it does? Seeing as it’s one of the last posts this 2009 Women’s History Month, perhaps it’s a conduit (or excuse) for re-evaluating: 1.) every bad (and good) romantic relationship I’ve ever been in, and 2.) why I’m a woman who’s always been lousy at……..sharing cookies?
I’ll buy me some cookies quick, fast and in a hurry, and Neiman Marcus at Lenox has the best chocolate chip cookies EV-ER. As I had a doctor’s appointment Monday morning that required I not eat for the 8 hours beforehand, I took myself to lunch there for succulent shrimp salad and some of those N(eedless) M(arkup) cookies immediately after that doctor let me go. On my way out the door, I saw Steve Harvey looking at ties. Later that same day, I saw him on Oprah. Wednesday morning, I got a chain email about said appearance on Oprah. See how exciting life really is in The A?
While I ain’t never gonna be mad at a black man truly in love with a black woman (‘specially in ‘Lanta), I was kinda skeptical at this particular black man (of all folk) going on Oprah (of all shows) trying to tell black women howta make that (of all things) happen. Here’s why:
I so sorry y’all…I’ve been holding on to this Slim of 112 interview for about 2 weeks now. *sigh* I admit it…I suck! But he and I had a lil sit down at The Grape in Atlantic Station (mmmmm Muscato!) and we chopped it up for a while. Slim’s new CD “Love’s Crazy” is on heavy rotation on the “A” pod and “So Fly” is my dayum personal theme song. He’s such a cool dude and is definitely Straight from the A…Cleveland Ave to be exact!
Slim has come a long way from the lead singer of 112. He has his own record label and now he’s calling the shots. Although he kind of disappointed me when he told me that he doesn’t speak to any of his former group members, he did say he has no ill feelings towards any of them and he’s sure they’re all doing big things.
I jumped on TWITTER and asked my followers if they had any questions for him:
babajee@ATLien question for slim: when did you realize that your unique voice, could possibly get you a record deal?
wmicahw@ATLien didn’t know he was that close with faith evans until reading her book, what are his thoughts on “notorious” n the bad boy situation
pooda@ATLien would he consider a collab w Keri Hilson? I think their voices would mesh well
Slim answered just about everything and he held nothing back. (BTW…he’s not on twitter yet, but I’m working on it!) He talked at length about his feelings about being on Bad Boy, Diddy’s involvement in the group’s success and we even touched on his love life. Slim also revealed that that the “Heels On” (Remix) feat. Deezbo and Ron Browz is getting mad love these days on the airwaves.
Check out the full videotaped interview and also listen to the “Heels on” remix under the cut: Continue Reading…