You may have noticed that #ATLiens was trending on the social networking site twitter all weekend, well it’s because this week marked the 15th anniversary of that historic release!
On August 27, 1996, my future online nickname (and every Atlantans favorite moniker) was born with the release of OutKast’s ATLien album on LaFace Records, the 2nd album from Big Boi and Andre 3000. After we’d gotten a taste of Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik, us ATLiens craved more from the 18 year old duo and “ATLiens” was their gift to us and to the world.
ATLien (pronounced Ay-Tee-Alien), is a combination of “ATL” (the airport code for Atlanta, Georgia) and “aliens” (creatures from another world). [Sidebar: Who can possibly forget Dre’s naked lady ATLien rendition.]
Atlanta has always been “another world” to those on the outside looking in and the title perfectly fit the hometown flavor of Outkast’s album and the group’s overall flavor.
VIDEO: “ATLiens” ~ Outkast (Official)
Join me… as I take a walk down memory lane with a more videos from Outkast’s ATLiens album: Continue Reading…
17 year old Eric Bivins spent an entire school day in a jail cell last week. His crime? Wearing a girl’s outfit to class….
On the morning August 18th, Bivins, a senior at Coffee High school in Douglas, Georgia, rocked the purple printed skirt ensemble shown in the photograph above and he was promptly escorted off campus.
The teen, who is CLEARLY openly gay, says that throughout his academic career, he has always been told to express himself and stay true to who he is, but an act of self-expression is what ultimately led him to the county jail.
Maybe the Mean Girls of Morehouse should organize a march on Coffee County… 😯
News footage + additional details below: Continue Reading…
Clearly the highlight of the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards was Beyonce’s shocking confirmation of her pregnant belly on the red carpet.
[READ: It’s Official! Beyonce Confirms Pregnancy on VMA “Black” Carpet ~ PHOTOS]
What came a close second to Bey’s awesome announcement was her hot performance of “Love on Top,” where she lovingly rubbed her pregnant belly as she belted out a song that declares undying love and affection…
“Tonight I want you to stand up on your feet, I want you to feel the love that’s growing inside of me.” ~ Beyonce
More photos + video of Bey’s “Love on Top” VMA performance below: Continue Reading…
Nicki Minaj released the official video for “FLY” yesterday right before the MTV Video Music Awards aired.
In the visual, Minaj, with Rihanna by hear side, appear to be the first respondents on the scene of an airline crash.
Fortunately there aren’t any casualties spotted along the way, as the two lovely ladies saunter and sign as they walk through the smoldering wreckage of an airplane that made an unscheduled landing smack dabb in the middle of a suburban neighborhood.
Watch the OFFICIAL video for “FLY” ~ Nicki Minaj ft. Rihanna below: Continue Reading…