T.I. was in NYC yesterday to promote his new reality show, “Road to Redemption,” which debuts on MTV February 10th. The show will feature eight-episodes that document Tip’s actions as he honors probation commitments, promotes Paper Trail, and prepares to serve his year in jail. I love the way Tip wears that scully on edge…
Throughout “Road to Redemption,” Tip is challenged with changing the lives of seven kids. They range from a number of cases, including a high school dropout-turned-drug dealer. “We’re gonna help him whether he wants it or not,” the rapper said in the segment before being introduced to the teen and opening up about his own tribulations.
T.I. said the show features a number of scenarios, only one of which is him preparing to be away from his family and the spotlight while behind bars.
“You’ll see all the things that go into what I do,” Tip told MTV News. “The work I put in to maintain this level of success and stardom. … You see me deal with kids in a way that may surprise you.
“The sky can be the limit,” he added later. “All you have to be willing to do is accept it.” (Source)
Keyshia Cole and her mom Frankie cover the March 2009 issue of Vibe. The magazine initially released this solo shot of Keyshia as the selected cover for the artist’s 3rd feature, but has since decided to print duel covers for this issue. Personally, I like the mom/daughter shots best anyway…but who am I? Both covers will be on newsstands February 17.
In the issue, Keyshia says that flossing cash is not her thing, “I got money now. I don’t have to prove to anybody that I have money by wearing a handbag.” Her biological mom Frankie doesn’t go outta her way to spend big neither, saying, “I love Payless, the ghetto mall, and the flea market. Payless got the same thing as Louis Vuitton, except Louis Vuitton is a bigger name…”
In case you’re wondering what Keyshia’s newly engaged sister, Neffie has been up to, well she’s also been making waves on the net this week with a new sleek & slimmer look:
Neffie, pictured below with her stylist Dariel, was recently spotted in Virginia being honored an event held by the Inspiring Women Foundation. The organization honored Neffie for being an inspiration to women across the world. She and Frankie are also rumored to be working on their spin-off reality series which will exclude Keyshia and feature Dariel as Neffie’s BFF/Gay Hubby. I hope Bravo gets the message and scoops up NeNe and Dwayne next…
Super hot producer, Bangladesh, the addictive beatmaker behind such hits as Lil Wayne’s “A Milli” and Beyonce’s “Diva” has taken the route of Kanye and is venturing into rap. He has a hot new mixtape hosted by DJ Don Cannon and “A.D.I.D.A.S.” is the first official video.
If you’re feeling this, check out his full mixtape below:
Five fire stations closed temporarily yesterday in the City of Atlanta due to increased number of Atlanta firefighters who called in sick on Superbowl Sunday. A total of twenty-seven firefighters ditched work yesterday, contributing to the temporary closure, or brownout, of five fire houses.
Ladder No. 25 (Cascade/Beecher, Southwest), ladder No. 26 (Moores Mill/Howell Mill — North Buckhead), engine No. 12 (Dekalb Avenue/Little 5 Points), engine No. 30 (Cleveland Avenue/ Lakewood Heights area), engine No. 22 (Bankhead/Hollywood Road, Northwest), engine No. 26 (Moores Mill/Howell Mill — North Buckhead) and engine No. 36 (Kimberly Road/ Cascade Road, Southwest outside perimeter) were all affected by Sunday’s brownout, said Cochran.
“Our goal is not to instill panic, but we are definitely stretched very thin,” added Cochran
Atlanta was shut down last night between the hours of 6pm and 10pm as dayum near everyone was somewhere watching Superbowl XLIII. The 2 Live Stews of 790 The Zone held their own shindig down at Luckie Food Lounge and the event, sponsored by Crown Royal was where several ATLiens chose to view the game. Celebs spotted chillin in the VIP were Fantasia Barrino, Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas, Quincy “Q” Parker of 112 and more. Former Atlanta Falcons, Chuck Smith and Bob Whitfield were also spotted watching the game and drinking up all the free liquor.