Meet Laura Izibor. Ms. Izibor, hot new songstress from Atlantic Records has been making mad waves in the music industry with her soulful vocals and lyricism. She’s been named ‘Artist to Watch’ by both Vibe Magazine and Rolling Stone. I had the pleasure of witnessing Laura’s live performance a few nights ago and I can honestly say she earned both of those titles.
Born to a working class family in Dublin, Ireland, Izibor admits she didn’t grow up in a musical household. “My mother raised five kids on her own, so there wasn’t much time to buy records – it wasn’t that kind of home. I found myself fancying music at about 13.” Once the love for musicians like Stevie Wonder, Candi Stanton, and Roberta Flack took hold, she was smitten for good. “One door opened to the next – first I discovered Marvin Gaye, and then Otis Redding, and I just fell in love with soul music.” Full Bio (word file)
The 20 year old musical sensation is set to drop her first cd April 28th entitled, Let The Truth Be Told. Check out her first single, “From My Heart to Yours” as well as a live performance of “Don’t Stay” below:
Newsflash! Suge Knight has been knocked the f*ck out… AGAIN! Last night during a party at the W Hotel in Phoenix two groups of men began arguing in the V.I.P. sections. Officers arrived and said they watched as a group of about six to eight guests exited the VIP area. Police said they saw one person, later identified as Robert Carnes Jr., punch Knight in the head two times.
The officers arrested Thomas Anderson (left) and Robert Carnes (right) and and booked them into Scottsdale City Jail last night. Carnes allegedly attempted to drop names to avoid arrest, as he told officers that he was Akon’s business manager. *Akon’s publicist later corrected Carnes in a statement released below.* Knight was transported to Scottsdale Healthcare-Osborn Hospital, where he was treated for extensive facial injuries.
ANDERSON is charged with 1 count of misdemeanor Disorderly Conduct. CARNES Jr. is charged with 1 count of Felony Aggravated Assault. (Felony charge is due to the severity of the victim’s injuries.)”
UPDATE: Akon’s people tell us, “Akon had already left the party and was in his hotel room at The W when the incident occurred.”
UPDATE: Akon’s publicist released the following statement about Robert Carnes Jr., the guy accused of beating Suge’s ass: “He is not Akon’s business manager, David Bolno is. He is with Akon’s camp.” (Source 1 and 2 )
Everybody wants to punch on Suge…I almost feel bad for him.
The UNC Clef Hangers cover T-Pain’s “Buy U A Drank” and T.I.’s “Do It”. I really didn’t expect much when I pressed play and even got a flashback to Dreamgirls…*when Jimmy Early’s “Cadillac Car” song got ganked by the white stations* but the Clef Hangers did their thang. Props to them for getting the words right… *sigh*
That’s not the only song the got a hold of. Peep their rendition of Kanye & Young Jeezy’s “I Put On” and T-Pain’s “Got Money” below…Hilarious!:
I’ve been hearing this song for a minute and I originally took it as a joke. Don’t get me wrong, I really like OJ Da Juiceman but when I heard dude (I dunno if it’s Juiceman, Gucci Mane or Zay) in the background sounding like Elmo…“Ay…OK!” all I could do was giggle. Now Cam’ron has jumped on the remix and it still tickles me. Maybe it’ll make you laugh too.