Tariq “King Flex” Nasheed‘s Get Your Game Right Tour hit the “A” yesterday and you know I had to go see first hand what all the hoopla was about. Upon my entrance, I immediately noticed the demographics of the group, which consisted of mostly college aged males. There were a few females sprinkled throughout the crowd, but I imagine that they, like I, were only there to see if Mr. Nasheed was really as hot in person as he appears on television and the covers of his books. Tariq took to the stage and immediately began to convey tips and techniques on Mackin’ and Game. Being one of the few females in the audience, I personally took the entire seminar as entertainment, however, once the question/answer session started, I realized that the dudes there were really there to peep game and gain knowledge.
Light bulb moment. Tariq Nasheed actually has power over these young and impressionable minds. When he speaks of dimes vs. average women, most women automatically think he’s a male chauvinist who’s instilling caveman attitudes into men’s minds, however, Tariq is actually encouraging confidence and building self-esteem for these young dudes. Hell, even some old heads can learn a thing or two from Mr. Mack Lessons!
I got a chance to sit down with Tariq after the show for a little one on one and chopped it up for a bit. I’m almost ashamed to post this audio cause I was talking fast and giggling like a lil schoolgirl…but then I realized, so was he dammit! We actually had a really good conversation until he kept trying to turn the tables on me. Check out a few flix + the audio below: Continue Reading…
Rock City is the one of the most talented duos that I’ve ever come across! Thomas & Theron Thomas, two Virgin Islands natives based out of Atlanta, are currently signed to Akon’s Interscope Records/Konvict Music and are definitely a pair to watch. I’ve attended listening parties, concerts and events with the musical duo who’ve written smash hits for The Pussycat Dolls, Busta Rhymes, Akon and more. It has been long rumored that they are putting the finishing touches on their debut album but we’re all still anxiously awaiting the drop. In the meantime, the two have produced a mixtape, appropriately entitled, “Put the F*cking Album Out!”
Wow! We haven’t heard from Rich Boi in a minute! and dayum if Polow didn’t manage to steal his shine in his own song by announcing the Zone 4, Inc. Free Rent for a year give-away right in the middle of the song. I couldn’t even listen to the whole thing cause now I’m all excited and sh*t…writing my essay to win me a free turkey and some mortgage money.
You can call me alot of things but I’m not selfish. If your essay can beat mine…more power to you! Click Here to find out more about the Zone 4, Inc. Free Rent for a Year contest. FYI ~ for those of you interested in working in the music industry, Polow is also seeking college interns. Send your resume and cover letter to email@example.com with ‘Internship + Full Name’ in the subject line.
T.I. took advantage of advanced voting yesterday (10/29) in Henry County, Georgia. The rapper originally thought his voting privileges were revoked as a convicted felon, until he researched and learned that under a Georgia law felons are eligible if they’re not currently serving probation or a prison sentence.
“It’s a relief,” said the best-selling rapper, who stood in line for no more than 10 minutes on Wednesday before entering a polling center in suburban Atlanta to vote for the first time in his life.
“This what it is all about, not staying up late and waking up early to vote,” he added. “Now rather than just talking about it, I’m being about it. I’m leading by example, and it makes me feel a lot better.” (Source)
Way to go Tip!! Peep the video of T.I.’s first voting experience under the cut:
Check out Usher’s new video for “Hush”. The song is his ode to to community involvement and the video showcases all of Usher’s recent projects. It is a beautiful song and that makes a powerful statement. Also check out the version of “Hush” that features Barack Obama.
The mother of William Balfour, the “person of interest” in the murders of Jennifer Hudson’s mother, brother & nephew spoke up for her son on Nancy Grace the other day. She proclaims her son’s innocence and accuses Jennifer’s brother, Jason of selling drugs out of the house. Nancy Grace pounces in usual NG fashion and she and Mrs. Balfour battled it out on air.
In related news, police have found a gun near the location where the body of little Julian King was found that matches the caliber of the murder weapon. Forensic testing on the weapon will determine if it is indeed the weapon used in the murders. Authorities have also suggested that William Balfour may have had some assistance:
Although Chicago police have only one known suspect in the slayings of three relatives of actress Jennifer Hudson, some evidence suggests that more than one person may have been involved, law-enforcement sources said today.