I know….I know….better late than NEVER! Jay-z hosted a party at the Velvet Room last Sunday for his American Gangster album release. The usual “A” listers were in attendance….Jermaine Dupri, Young Jeezy, DJ Toomp, Usher, Frank Ski (V-103), DJ Trauma (the Superfriends DJs), in addition to Rick Ross and Freeway. I also have to mention Alex Gidewon (AG Entertainment), the man who made it all possible. The only people missing were T.I. and Michael Vick…
Jay-Z’s new CD is on fire! Shout out to one of my favorite people, DJ Toomp, who produced track #11 (Say Hello)! Also check out Jay’s new video for my favorite song (this week) ~ Roc Boys (and the winner is) below:
Sorry I haven’t posted this week…I’m still in mourning for T.I. aka Clifford Harris, Jr. I tried to show my support by going on a hunger strike until he is released (hoping I could lose 10 a few pounds this week), but my will power sucks! Now….I don’t know about you, but the thought of not eating for 6 days does not give you energy and creativity. Anyway, my hunger strike didn’t work….T.I.’s still locked up!
So…back to work I go! Here’s a recap of the events this week:
Last but not least, T.I. appeared in court today on federal gun charges. He pled not guilty and his attorneys have proposed that he be released on a $2.2 million bond and given house arrest. The judge in the case has agreed to consider the proposal and has given his attorneys another week to gather additional information before he rules. It has also been released that T.I. was allegedly in possession 2 and 1/2 pounds of weed on the day of his arrest. What I find terribly odd is that he is accused of admitting to a federal agent that he smoked the weed in preparation for BET Awards. OK…who besides me thinks this is all a bunch of B.S.?? Can you just imagine him sitting on the curb conversing with the feds and saying….”yeah, it’s mine….and I just smoked it”…? Whatever?!?!
“I bet you niggaz think I’m livin it up
Til you see polices laughin as they pickin me up
Went from seeing how many bitches I could fit in the truck
To three hots and a cot, is you kiddin or what?
Fuck how many millions I got, nigga, so what if I’m hot
When I got prices on my head, feds rushin my spot
A million haters want me dead, forced to carry a gat …”
You may have heard that Jermaine Dupri has had a book written written a book about his life in the music industry. I haven’t read any advanced copies or anything…I’m not that special….but I’ve heard that it’s a must read for anyone hoping to make it in the music industry. Jermaine is one of those artists who have sustained the test of time and he should definately be commended on his success! So….go out and buy the book! Also, Jermaine will be at Borders Book Store in Buckhead on Saturday (Oct. 13th) from 1pm to 3pm signing copies. I have a hair appointment so I won’t be attending, but I’m sure one of my baby daddies will cop an autographed copy for me…..hint. hint.