The future of Atlanta hip-hop had descended upon us! Check out B.o.B’s new video for “I’ll Be In The Sky.” The song is the first single from his upcoming debut album The Adventures Of B.o.B, which is coming soon (aka no date yet). With a flow like Andre3000 and a gang of ATL fans, B.o.B. is already one of my favs…and the video is A-Town hawt!
Kanye West covers Vibe Magazine’s February 2009 issue looking…well…let’s just say he was looking. Yeezy, who needs to take Tyra’s advice and “smile with his eyes” looked about as depressed as his music is sounding these days. The rapper is not happy about the pic, stating in his blog that, “I DON’T HAVE GREY IN MY BEARD IN REAL LIFE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I’M ALL DOWN WITH BEINGS IN MY 30’S BUT DAAAAAAAAMN!!!! THIS IS SOME BENJAMIN BUTTON’S SHIT!”
I didn’t even peep the gray til he pointed it out…but Whatev! Kanye’s obviously embracing his 30’s. Not only is he the new poster child for Just for Men hair color, he’s also proclaimed that his next act of maturity will be to pose nude one day:
“I made a decision. I wanna make popular music, but I want less fans,” he told writer Sean Fennessey when asked if he was comfortable with fame. “I want the freedom of having less fans. It’s like the freedom of having less money. If you have less money, you have less responsibility. It’s like Björk. If she wanted to pose naked, you’d be like, ‘Oh, that’s Björk.’ But if I wanted to pose naked, people would draw all type of things into it. I definitely feel like, in the next however many years, if I work out for two months, that I’ll pose naked. I break every rule and mentality of hip-hop, of black culture, of American culture.” (Source)
*sigh*…in my best Antwan “Big Boi” Patton dialect… “Boi Stop!”
Bill Cosby appeared on Meet the Press Sunday morning where he discussed his decision to vote for President-elect Barack Obama. During his appearance, he reveals how historical the mere act of VOTING for a Black man was, as well as Obama’s historic victory. He also reflected on the importance of serving others and how this presidency is paramount to affecting change in all Americans:
“One of the things I’ve heard, is that when a person gives, when a person does a service, that’s there’s something happens to them emotionally. I’ve heard people working with prisoners, talk about prisoners breaking down and crying because they taught another prisoner, they mentored another prisoner, to learn how to read. And the mentoring person started to cry. You can’t, as a policeman said to me, make a man cry by punching him in the face. They don’t cry. But here this man is and it’s something emotional about us giving to each other, teaching each other, and that’s what this family’s talking about.”
T.I. has teamed up with MTV for a new reality show entitled “T.I’s Road To Redemption: 45 Days To Go.” The show premieres next month and it’s Tip’s hope that the series will scare teens away from a life of crime. Since being convicted of felony gun charges last year, the 27 year old rapper has been following the terms of a plea deal where he’s completed almost 1000 hour of community service. He is scheduled to begin serving his jail sentence of one year and one day behind bars on March 27th.
In “T.I.’s Road To Redemption: 45 Days To Go,” viewers will not only watch as T.I. attempts to help change the lives of desperate teenagers across the country but they will also get a behind-the-scenes peek at the most private and personal moments of one of today’s hottest most sought after artists on the verge of leaving his glittering career for time behind bars. (Via Press Release)
“T.I.’s Road To Redemption: 45 Days To Go” is Executive Produced by T.I. Michael Hirschorn, Stella Stolper and Chris Choun of Ish Entertainment. Billy Taylor, Jason Geter (Grand Hustle) and Brian Sher (Category 5 Entertainment) are Executive Producers. Tony DiSanto and George McTeague are Creative Executives overseeing project for MTV. “T.I.’s Road To Redemption: 45 Days To Go” is produced by MTV and Ish Entertainment. The show will debut on MTV Tuesday, February 10th at 9:00PM ET/PT. Tip also hit up CNN a few months back and discussed his upcoming sentence. Check out the video below: