The Survival of the Freshest Tour kicked off on August 14th in New York’s infamous Ruckers Park at Entertainers Basketball Classic and will end in Atlanta on October 26th at Center Stage with a live concert by Q (formerly known as Q da kid) and Jermaine Dupri himself with surprise guests. The live MC Battle is judged by the crowd for a chance to battle in front of Dupri. Winner will get a chance to win $5,000 and a demo deal with Jermaine Dupri.
So here’s your chance! Sunday October 26th at Center Stage, JD and TAG will be giving all of you unsigned talent the chance to show what you’re made of. Sign up starts at 6:00pm and showtime starts at 7:00pm. The event is FREE and is first come, first serve and the crowd will decide the winner.
Usher is making a statement with a new song dedicated to community involvement. In the song “Hush“, Usher takes his talent to another level by not only encouraging young people to vote, but by encouraging them to be more involved in their communities after election day. Usher’s “I Can’t But You Can” campaign registered 17,000 new voters for this election, and he recently cast his own ballot in person during early voting in Atlanta on October 9.
Click Here to listen to “Hush.” A portion of the song’s proceeds will benefit Usher’s New Look nonprofit organization, which is now in its ninth year. So visit iTunes or Ushersnewlook.org to download the track.
This lovely photo made it’s way into my email last weekend. I know that you guys love the “A” as much as I do and I’m glad to see you throwing it up! But honestly, this pic shouldn’t have made the light of day. I mean…you guys are friends, confidants, members of the same dance troupe. SOMEBODY shoulda hit delete when they saw this on the digicam. I thank you for your submission, but I don’t know where to start with this one. Maybe you guys can help….Do you see what I see??
“A” town favorite, Cee-Lo Green took over the controls to try out the new version of Nintendo’s WII Music video game. He looked like he was having a blast and almost made me want one. Funny thing is, my first thought was “Dayum…all the fake MySpace producers are gonna have a blast with this one.” I predict a top seller.
Chester “Lyfe” Jennings, pictured above during happier times with his kids and their mother Joy Bounds, is apparently no stranger to domestic issues. Police reports revealed yesterday that Lyfe kicked in the door of Bound’s Marietta home in search of her and shot several rounds into the street before fleeing and leading Cobb County police on a high speed chase. Bounds, who is good friends with T.I.’s boo Tiny, has been going through it with her babies father for quite some time now. In August of this year, Lyfe was even put on blast for terrorizing the young lady via the following email to SandraRose:
.. July 21 Lyfe left his tour [and] flew back to Atlanta so he could go and have the electricity turned OFF at the house where his 2 young sons (one still in diapers) live …and Mister (hmmmmm that name suits him) went to the house so he could watch the electric company guy turn it off! He told the Georgia Power Company that the house (which is in his name) was empty and to remove the meter… wellll when the electric guy saw that it was indeed someone living there and the bill was paid and up to date he wouldn’t remove the meter …Mister …got really nasty the police was called and evrrythang …but waitttttttttttttt its more ….I know you saying “hell dat’s enough”.
He then calls a lock smith to change the locks and goes down to the courts to get an eviction notice served….and hell dat wasn’t even enough he took the car knowing the kids car seats wouldn’t fit in the 2 seater car he left “BUT” took the keys to it……… Then he tells [personal info removed] he did all this cause he LOVES his kids and want his family back!! …saying this while calling his bank to put a Stop payment on the child support check that she had gotten the day before… the 1st in 3 months…. I guess he forgot the part he played in breaking up his family… Mister ‘rap-it-up didn’t follow his own advice… 2 babies on the way with 1 of the mama’s being a one night stand!!
Currently Lyfe has been charged with Criminal Trespass, Discharging a Firearm Near a Public Highway, DUI-Refusal, all misdemeanors. He was released Monday night on $50,000 bond. If it’s his house that he kicked the door in on, the misdemeanor charge for Criminal Trespass will probably be dropped. He’ll still have to answer to the gun charge and it’s possible that his felony charge has been expunged (he was 14 when he served a 10 year bid for felony arson). My advice to Lyfe…lay low and stay outta Cobb and Dekalb.