Chester “Lyfe” Jennings has been served a restraining order filed by his children’s mother, Joy Bounds. Jennings, arrested Sunday night after a high speed chase with Cobb County police, was apparently upset that he couldn’t see his kids. News reports are still surfacing with more details of the situation but I’m sure we will hear lots more before it all over.
The Garner Circle and GTM Central have joined with Straight from the “A” to present the TAG Records A-Town Fresh Contest! The “Survival of the Freshest Tour” hits the “A” Sunday, October 26th and you could be one of the few sitting in VIP with Jermaine Dupri!
Send your name and email address with a list of your 5 favorite Atlanta Artists and why they are A-Town Fresh to ATLien (ATLien@StraightFromTheA.com) by noon tomorrow, October 24th.
Winners will receive:
- ALL ACCESS VIP passes to VIP room (hosted by Jermaine Dupri)
- GUARANTEED entry inside the event
- and a TAG records Platinum gift pack
Winners will be notified via email October 24th at 5pm. Good Luck!
Check out this behind the scenes video of Akon, Lil Wayne and Jeezy during the “So Paid” video shoot. I think the song is braggadocios, especially when there are tons of people losing their jobs…but oh well. Akon says this is going to be one of his favorite videos cause he can “relate”. I can see that. Especially since White women, Lamborghini’s and blood diamonds seem to be a recurring theme in the vid…
The Survival of the Freshest Tour kicked off on August 14th in New York’s infamous Ruckers Park at Entertainers Basketball Classic and will end in Atlanta on October 26th at Center Stage with a live concert by Q (formerly known as Q da kid) and Jermaine Dupri himself with surprise guests. The live MC Battle is judged by the crowd for a chance to battle in front of Dupri. Winner will get a chance to win $5,000 and a demo deal with Jermaine Dupri.
So here’s your chance! Sunday October 26th at Center Stage, JD and TAG will be giving all of you unsigned talent the chance to show what you’re made of. Sign up starts at 6:00pm and showtime starts at 7:00pm. The event is FREE and is first come, first serve and the crowd will decide the winner.
Usher is making a statement with a new song dedicated to community involvement. In the song “Hush“, Usher takes his talent to another level by not only encouraging young people to vote, but by encouraging them to be more involved in their communities after election day. Usher’s “I Can’t But You Can” campaign registered 17,000 new voters for this election, and he recently cast his own ballot in person during early voting in Atlanta on October 9.
Click Here to listen to “Hush.” A portion of the song’s proceeds will benefit Usher’s New Look nonprofit organization, which is now in its ninth year. So visit iTunes or Ushersnewlook.org to download the track.
This lovely photo made it’s way into my email last weekend. I know that you guys love the “A” as much as I do and I’m glad to see you throwing it up! But honestly, this pic shouldn’t have made the light of day. I mean…you guys are friends, confidants, members of the same dance troupe. SOMEBODY shoulda hit delete when they saw this on the digicam. I thank you for your submission, but I don’t know where to start with this one. Maybe you guys can help….Do you see what I see??