Young Jeezy hit up Narvie J. Harris Elementary School in Atlanta to present a bit of Christmas Cheer to the foster care program out there in Dekalb County. The Harris school was named for a woman who was an outstanding African-American educator in DeKalb County for many years and is a theme school which focuses on the arts. Jeezy will be hitting up several other schools and programs around the “A” from now until Christmas to offer donations and spread his wealth.
I attended a listening party the other day that featured up and coming hot artists and decided to share with you a few of my video clips from the session. The first is Attitude’s single “Blow Ya Back Out.” It’s one of those songs you hear in passing that makes you stop in your tracks and say “What did he just say??” The lyrics may be a bit risque but it’s all good… dude made a song just for all us ladies who want their man to take control. I ain’t complaining not one bit… Download
Don’t worry…I didn’t forget about you men! Miss Brown (formerly Chinkie Brown) has a hit on her hands as well with “Wonderland”…this song should have blew up a while ago cause it’s been circling the net for a minute.
Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins recently hit up Essence Magazine to address recent reports of her Georgia home being foreclosed:
Well, there have been reports that a Georgia property of yours is going into foreclosure. Is that true?
T-BOZ: No, I’m not homeless. During my last marriage [to Mack 10], I had a bunch of things that were put in my name. If one of those properties is going into foreclosure then I don’t know. Although I’ve been divorced for five years, there are still a lot of things I’m dealing with on getting straight in that regard. All I know is that the house I live in with my daughter is not. When you pull up my name, my real house doesn’t show up because it’s not in my real name, because I enjoy my privacy and I’m not trying to have people be able to find me that easily.
There were also reports of you losing a home in Houston?
T-BOZ: I’ve never owned a home in Houston. I closed a store in Houston, Chase’s Closet, where I sold girls and boys clothing from infants to 12 years. The store is named after my daughter, Chase. For now, I only have the online store (chasescloset.com).
That explains the locale. Did you see the photos they had of you that were allegedly in front of your Houston home begging for donations?
T-BOZ: It’s almost a waste of energy to give an explanation, but I’ll just say that the [blogosphere] loves to make up things. I remember that photo and it was on Craiglist.com showing me holding up an
Rap legend Doug E. Fresh is next up on the foreclosure train. Y’all betta recognize…this economy ain’t NO JOKE! Fresh, known for 80’s hits such as “The Show” and “La Di Da Di” (w/Slick Rick) has been hit recently by 3 (yes…THREE) foreclosure actions by banks looking to collect on over $3.5 million in unpaid mortgages on a trio of his Harlem homes.
The rapper, 46, also is being chased by American Express for nearly $60,000 in credit-card debt, and the IRS just slapped him with a $367,000 tax lien on top of more than $40,000 owed to the state tax collector, records show.
The golden-voiced rapper, whose real name is Douglas Davis, grew up in Harlem. After his skill at vocally imitating drumbeats and percussion sounds made him famous in the 1980s, he stayed in the neighborhood, investing in local real estate and raising five sons.
He fell behind in payments and, according to a foreclosure suit filed in Manhattan in late August, 2008, he now owes more than $1.73 million.
Davis is putting the finishing touches on Doug E’s Chicken and Waffles, a new Harlem restaurant slated to open next month.
Ciara posed with Atlanta Hawks legend Dominique Wilkins during last night’s Hawks game against the Cleveland Cavaliers. Atlanta was on fire last night as they broke the Cav’s 11-game winning streak with a 97-92 win. ATL celebs spotted court side at Philips Arena included Christopher “Ludacris” Bridges, Young Jeezy, Polow Da Don and more. Check out a few flix: