TV One has this incredible series called Unsung about old school music groups and artists whose careers experienced premature endings. It?s pretty good stuff, but not too revelatory to The Smaaawt One (a pet name given me by one of my oldest buddies). It just so happens that most of the acts have always been counted among my favorites ? except one.
I never really knew a whole lot about The Clark Sisters. I was a child of hippies in the 70?s who wasn?t really raised in church in the 80?s. To be honest, the first time I ever remember actually going into an Atlanta church for a service with my mother voluntarily was when she got cancer and started bargaining with The Father to spare her a premature smite. She might have been a hippie, but she wasn?t no fool and knew exactly where to appeal when times got tough. I had more than a few friends, though, who were all up in the sanctuary singing at every opportunity they could find back in the day. Choir rehearsal to some in Atlanta was like working out ? they sweat through it daily, for long periods of time, diligently. So, other than listening to them on WCLK?s Sunday gospel show and listening to those friends try to approximate those lush harmonies, I never knew anything about that family, that group, until that show. What I did know was that Xscape did a rousing rendition of one of their most popular songs on their first album that still stands as one of my favorite remakes of all time.
When you?re a teen (as a few of them were when they made that album) you tend to think that everyone will live forever. Even if yo silly behind is playing chicken back on a still-undeveloped Kimberly Mill Rd. in ?80-nunnayobusiness Continue Reading…
Super celebrity photographer Derek Blanks is a beast with that camera! He’s shot Monica, Lisa Raye, TLC’s Chilli, NeNe Leakes (Real Housewives of Atlanta), Diamond (Crime Mob) and the list goes on and on! Derek sent over these new shots of Jennifer Hudson the other day. Check out the amazing images below:
Peep more of her photoshoot as well as her recent performances on NBC’s Today Show under the cut:
Real Housewives of Atlanta standout star Sheree?Whitfield launched her highly anticipated clothing line last night at the W Hotel in Perimeter. Unlike her previous attempt last season, this show went off without a hitch! She actually had the clothes and the models available at the same time… 🙂
Sheree’s line was a hit with the crowd…
Several of her co-housewives showed up to support her, as well as a few of her A-Town celebrity friends.? Check out a few photos below:
NeNe Leakes was doin’ the dayum thang in Army green!
After being outed as having once worked as an informant for the feds and being dropped from Grand Hustle for not disclosing that information…everyone in the hip-hop world was wondering where he was and why was he so quiet. Some speculated that he was in a witness protection program somewhere, but actually Cedric “Alfamega” Zellars was sitting in a hospital in custody of the Atlanta Police Department after suffering injuries during an arrest: Continue Reading…
Chrisette Michele hit the “A” last week to celebrate the release of her 2nd CD, “Epiphany.” The celebration was held at Eros Nightclub and she was joined by Yung Joc and his Swag Team. Check out a few photos below:
Joc & Chrisette
From the looks of his TWITTERS, I think Joc may have a lil crush on Crissy:
“Yo I’m @ Chrisette Michelles album release party and I’m tryin to put a hickie on her neck”1:22am May 10th