My boo Twan…aka Big Boi has made some major moves recently. From Jive to Def Jam but always…. “Straight From The A!” I wish him nothing but the best!
On the phone Thursday night from a recording studio in Atlanta, Big Boi of Southern hip-hop legends OutKast confirmed that he will be leaving Jive and signing to Def Jam, who will be releasing his long-delayed solo album, Sir Luscious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty. “The lawyers just have to finish their lawyering,” Big explained, and added that he was happy to be working with LaFace co-founder and current Island Def Jam Chairman and CEO LA Reid again, since “he’s been with us since the beginning.” As Big put it, “I just gave you the scoop of the century, man.
Purple Ribbon Entertainment will still be distributed by Virgin Records but his upcoming solo project, tentatively titled Sir Luschious Leftfoot: The Son of Chico Dusty, will be a Def Jam release. It’s still unknown as to if Andre 3000 will follow suit and leave Jive, and Big Boi has always mantained that Outkast is still intact. It’s my understanding that both after he and Dre’s solo projects are complete, the Outkast project begins. But I guess we’ll just have to take his word for it and wait and see.
ABC News’ Darius Brown recently sat down with new rapper Drake to tackle the rumors; is he dating Rihanna, does he feel pressure and why he thinks he can relate to the ‘hood?’ Also, for the first time Drake opens up about his upbringing and tough times with his father.
Drake spoke about his Mom being Canadian and his Dad being from Memphis, Tenn (wassup Memph-Town!) as well as the tough decisions he made in the music industry. I give mad props to Darius for asking the good questions and for showing us baby drake:
We all knew it wouldn’t be long before a Michael Jackson “Tell-All” was released, now The Sun has revealed that a sensational new book has been rushed out in the wake of Jackson’s death and the author insists “virtually everybody” around him knew he was gay:
Biographer Ian Halperin claims to have tracked down two of the superstar’s alleged male lovers. One, who Jacko was “madly in love” with, met him for liaisons at a grungy motel which was all the debt-ridden star could afford. And one told Halperin: “The very first time he had sex with me he said, ‘The King of Pop’s going to lick your lollipop’. I still laugh thinking about that.”
Halperin makes the bombshell allegations in his book Unmasked: The Final Years of Michael Jackson, for which he claims to have interviewed many people who told him Jacko was gay. He said: “Virtually everybody has told me. Even those who are his most ardent defenders, people who maintain he is innocent of the molestation charges, insist that he is homosexually inclined.”
He claims the two lovers he traced were a Hollywood waiter and an aspiring actor, “Lawrence”. The actor boasted they met almost every night for three weeks at his Hollywood Hills home in a short but passionate affair. Lawrence added: “He was very shy. But when he started to have sex, he was insatiable.”
Shocker? No. Not really. But couldn’t they have waited a month or two or three? *sigh*
In related news, earlier today an unidentified source revealed to news outlets that Michael’s ex-wife Debbie Rowe had accepted a $4 million dollar settlement Continue Reading…
It’s only been a little under 9 months since Lyfe Jennings made it into our mugshot mania gallery but he seems to be bouncing back from all the drama quite well. Lyfe, a native of Toledo, Ohio and an Atlanta transplant, is set to release a new project under his own label this fall and is pounding the promo trail to get the word out:
SOONER OR LATER, is the first release to come out on Lyfe’s new label Jesus Swings. He notes: “I am happy to be working with Asylum/Warner Bros. to introduce Jesus Swings. It’s a new found independence for me and it’s rewarding to get to call the shots. It takes a real man to accept living and dying by his thoughts, and rising and falling by his dreams.”
LYFE JENNINGS, transformed the music world in 2004 after the release of his critically acclaimed debut Lyfe 268-192. Hailed as gritty and raw, the album created devoted fans everywhere and sold over a million copies.
LYFE captured an even broader audience in 2006 with his sophomore effort, The Phoenix, which expanded on his life story, taking listeners through different phases of a man. The album featured the smash hit, “S-E-X,” a cautionary tale for young women from a male perspective. He went on to release Lyfe Changes in 2008.
LYFE’s SOONER OR LATER offers more of the real life stories that he loves to weave. When Lyfe gives you his music he truly gives you a piece of himself.
Shouts out to my girl Theda Sandiford over at MissTheda.com for the photos and the info.
A video for “HATERS” will be coming soon. Sooner or Later should be on shelves September 22nd.
Or not. Cause I’m almost postive that YOU’re probably way more attentive when you’re walking down the street and YOU would NEVER text (or tweet) while walking or driving. No….uh uh. None of YOU would never do that. That’s why it’s so easy to condemn this chick for falling into an open manhole while she was texting away on her phone. The young woman fell several feet into the hole after workers left the cover off while they returned to the truck to retrieve orange cones.
The New York Department of Environmental Protection issued a statement saying:
“We regret that this happened and wish the young woman a speedy recovery”
“sigh* I ain’t even gonna lie. It very well coulda been me…well, besides the fact that my “A”zz woulda got stuck in the hole. 😯 Y’all just be careful out there…
You’ve heard it from a gazillion other places I know, but authorities say Sahel Kazemi (pictured above in an undated mugshot) is responsible for the murder of retired quarterback, Steve McNair and then took her own life. The story is one that industry dudes should take note of, simply because it could have been avoided.
McNair was married, recently retired from the NFL and had decided to build a quiet life in Nashville with his family, which included his wife of 12 years who was the mother of two of his 4 sons. He met Kazemi about 6 months ago at a restaurant whre she was a waitress and where he often ate with his family. The two began they’re fateful affair and McNair lavished the naive 20 year old with gifts and trips around the country. She was young and caught up. McNair gave her an Cadillac Escalade for her birthday and took her on trips to Las Vegas and Key West, Fla.
Friends and family say that Kazemi seemed to think that their relationship was true and appeared confident the pair would last. She had even introduced McNair to her family and her nephew quoted her as saying McNair was divorcing his wife and that it would be finalized soon.
“I think she had already put her stuff up for sale on Craigslist,” Abdi (nephew) said.