(December 13, 2007 – New York, NY) International megastar Janet Jackson, who has sold over 100 million albums worldwide and is the newest signing to the Island Def Jam Music Group, has completed her first new single for the label with hitmaking producer Rodney Jerkins. “Feedback” will impact across-the-board at all radio formats on January 7th. DISCIPLINE, Janet Jackson’s new album – and the 10th studio album of her career – is scheduled to arrive in stores on February 26th. In addition to Rodney Jerkins, the new album brings together an A-list of guest producers, including Jermaine Dupri, Ne-Yo, Stargate, Tricky Stewart, and The-Dream. DISCIPLINE was executive produced by Antonio “L.A.” Reid, Chairman, Island Def Jam Music Group.
My neck hurts lookin at this picture! Janet is an icon…that’s for sure. I just hope it’s better than the last 3…
Kai Franklin Graham, the daughter of Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin, pleaded guilty today to federal charges that she illegally concealed proceeds from her former husband’s transcontinental drug-trafficking ring.
Her former husband, Tremayne Graham, who had ties to the Black Mafia Family (BMF) was convicted of several drug charges and sentenced to life in prison in April 2007. The charges against Kai Franklin stem from the fact that while her husband was a fugitive, she converted cash from him into 14 postal money orders totaling $14,000. She admitted going to seven Atlanta area post offices in a single day to avoid federal financial rules that would require reports of transactions exceeding $2,000.
Franklin Graham is likely to be sentenced to three months of home confinement and three years of probation. However, if she fails to comply with terms of her plea agreement with federal prosecutors, U.S. District Judge Henry M. Herlong Jr. could increase the sentence to as much as five years in prison and a $250,000 fine. (Source – AJC)
Three MONTHS!! Membership definately has it’s priviledges! I mean….Michael Vick just got 23 MONTHS and she only gets THREE!!! WOW…..I have no words…
Myra Panache of “The Panache Report” has detailed most of the story HERE.
Also read more about BMF (Black Mafia Family) and their activities in Atlanta over at Creative Loafing.
Music Videos – Killa
“Killa” is the first single by R&B Group Cherish from their second album “The Truth”. “Killa” features rap/hip-hop artist Yung Joc. The song is “about a girl who knows this guy is bad for her, and he’s a player but she still wants him“…umm…OK…so what’s new???
The “A” is hot….and you can’t deny that we got this game on lock! Get off the stage, the title song from the newly released CD from Too $hort features the work of homegrown Atlanta producers DJ Cooly C and Spec (otherwise know as Ishtar Entertainment). Two of my favorite men (…where my money at?!?)
The song is hot! Hopefully this will be a great comeback for Too $hort.
Click HERE to listen to “Get Off The Stage” and make sure you go get the CD…..Today!!!
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Vintage Usher…I miss him! I bet Tameka hates this video…
“Atlanta Falcons players;
Out of my respect for you, I am letting you know, with a heavy heart, I resigned today as the Head Coach of the Atlanta Falcons. This decision was not easy but was made in the best interest of me and my family. While my desire would have been to finish out what has been a difficult season for us all, circumstances did not allow me to do so. I appreciate your hard work and wish the best.
Atlanta Falcon’s coach Bobby Petrino abruptly quit yesterday after Monday night’s loss to the Saints. Most people say “Good Riddance!” but are we really suprised? Petrino during his first year as head coach of an NFL organization has 10 losses! Not impressive at all…and his history suggests that he has done this over and over again. All I have to say is….return to college Petrino…I’m sure we can do better without you. Hell…we can’t do any WORSE!!!