Young Jeezy was the man of the hour at The Velvet Room on Christmas Day. Jay Jenkins partied like it was 1999, with blunts and ladies in tow. Shoot…there wasn’t a dry cup in the building and judging from the pics Jeezy was feelin Reeeeal good! The special guest for the night was Jeezy’s ex-boo, Keyshia Cole, who sat quietly in the V.I.P. and posed demurely for photos.
When I saw these pics, I wondered what it was like for the two former lovebirds to share the limelight at a party. I miss these two together and I, for one, am rooting for a re-up! I dunno if they had issues that night or not, but Jeezy was definitely in OVERDRIVE! Dontcha just love it when pictures tell a great story. More pics:
Monica threw her fiancé, Rocko, a huge birthday party at Straits Restaurant in Atlanta. The spot, owned by Mo’s cousin Chistopher Ludacris Bridges was packed wall to wall with all of the couple’s celebrity friends.
Derek Blanks, Shawty Lo and his wife, D.Woods, Kandi Buress (xscape), Jerry Clark (island def jam), Sheree Whitfield, Paster Troy, Young Ralph, Yung Joc, Jazze Pha….hell, even Dekalb County CEO Vernon Jones popped in for a piece of cake! I went, thinking that the birthday bash was going to be Monica & Rocko’s wedding reception. I’m sure you noticed that I still referred to Rocko as Monica’s fiance…well, that’s because the two haven’t eloped and I was angry for nothing. Monica cleared up the ‘secret wedding’ rumor and stated that B. Cox referring to her as Rocko’s wife is not unusual. They don’t think of her as his ‘baby momma’ and it’s a respect thing. Plus, she added that Bryan has been privy to intimate details of their plans for the big day.
The two lovebirds sat like the king and queen of the ‘A’ at the head of a table full of their friends and family but one self proclaimed king must have been home alone a bit too long cause he made a surprise visit to escort his queen home. Continue Reading…
Ciara is making waves this week with two underground remixes. There may even be a “Fantasy Ride” Mixtape somewhere making the rounds but I know nothing of it…yet. The first track below is CiCi’s cover of Beyonce’s hot “Diva” song. She’s reppin the “A” fully so don’t even try blasting her flow over here. I like it and thats all that matters…Now that 50 cent song….that’s gonna have to grow on me. Ciara and her boo (or is it ex-boo this week?) collaborate on a new track called “Slow Down” and I’m not really feeling it…but you might. Check em both out below.
Alex Gidewon’s The Gidewon Foundation and T.I.’s K.I.N.G. Foundation joined forces to bring a bit of holiday cheer to 300+ underpriviledged kids from the Atlanta area. The 4th Annual Christmas Holiday For Kids event was held at the Cascade Skating rink yesterday and all were treated to a day of celebration which included skating, games, music, food, clothes, and toy giveaways.
“With the state of the economy, I’m glad I’m able to continue in my efforts with providing a Christmas experience for children that would not have one otherwise. It really means a lot to me to be able to put a smile on a child’s face,” states Gidewon.
Two of my favorite ATLiens, Christopher “Ludacris” Bridges and Antwan “Big Boi” Patton, will co-host the Urban Ball, one of the numerous inauguration-night galas celebrating the election of Barack Obama. Washington, DC is gonna party harder than it ever has before during that weekend! David Banner, Bobby Valentino, Lil Jon, T-Pain, Cedric the Entertainer, the Cheetah Girls, Goapelle, Fantasia and Monica are all scheduled to appear at the Jan. 20th event, which will be held at D.C.’s Marriott Wardman Park Hotel. Click here for more information and to obtain your tickets.
Ludacris also did a brief interview recently where he discussed how he started in the music business. He also addressed the historic meaning of this presidency where he notes that we as a people have “no more excuses” not to succeed. None…Zero…Zip…Nada! Video below: Continue Reading…
T.I. co-covers the Winter 2008/2009 isssue of Rap Up Magazine. He co-covers the issue with Christina Milian and addresses winning awards and how his kids are going to handle his upcoming prison sentence:
On winning awards:
“No disrespect to Kanye, but that kinda stuff just don’t mean nothing to me. Whether or not I win an award, I mean that’s nice, but at the end of the day I understand that I’m a man. What being a man means to me is not defined by an award or an amount of records sold.”
On how his children are going to deal with his time in prison:
“My oldest is 12—she understands. She’s strong and smart. The three weeks I was in, before I got to come home, she said to me, ‘Don’t worry. I’ll hold things down ’til you get back.’ I’m more worried about how my boys are going to deal.”
Young Jeezy and his entire CTE staff hit up the Walmart on Old Nat-L last weekend for Hittmenn DJ’s 6th Annual Toyz N Da Hood toy drive. Jeezy, along with V-103’s Greg Street, shut the toy section down as they competed against each other to see who could pile up the most toys in 60 seconds. Young Jeezy overwhelmingly defeated Greg Street and Street demanded a recount, stating that Jeezy cheated but it was all in fun. The toys will be distributed to underprivileged children. Soulja Boy will add to the shopping spree on Friday at the same location.
*updated* ~ video added 12/19/08 12:01pm
Also check out Young Jeezy’s new video for “Who Dat” featuring Shawty Redd below: Continue Reading…