Philip’s arena was jumping Saturday night as the Hawks met the Caveliers yet again. Keyshia Cole sang the national anthem while her bff Monica chilled on the sidelines. T.I., Nelly, Jermaine Dupri, Polow Da Don and Keyshia’s ex and my next boo JEEEEEEEZY also took part in the festivities. Unfortunately, the Cavs pounded that “A”zzz but at least A-town supported to the fullest!
Keyshia takes to the court…
Monica & Devyne Stephens
Atlanta Mayoral hopeful Kasim Reed and Rutherford Seydel
Yet again, I’ve creeped over to my friend’s site and snatched up one of her good O.S.A.Ms (Old School Atlanta Memories). This week it’s the Youngbloodz. Remember them? You never really miss something until it’s gone and I realize I really miss these two together. The duo behind today’s “A” Pod classic jams “Damn” and “U-Way” have gone their separate ways, but are still quite active in the industry. And in honor of Flashback Friday, take a moment to reflect with my friend as she shares what she learned while working on the set with Youngbloodz and the attic crew:
It may not be headlines like when Jay Z split with Irv or Snoop with Dre but one of my favorite groups in Atlanta has always been the Youngbloodz and to know that they are not a duo anymore puts me in a melancholy state of mind. Now the fan in me is MAD AS HELL, I love their swag as a rap group, I knew they were having their difficulties but damn if Dre and Big Boi can do it then why not the Youngbloodz. The picture taken above was from one of their last videos Chop Chop, I was the assistant director and it was a long cold day but somehow, I just didn’t mind because I love these guys.
Finally one day I decieded to stop being selfish for one minute and was able to realize the SECRET TO THIS ENTRY, ITS VERY SIMPLE – FOR EVERYTHING THERE IS A SEASON.
Now I’m gonna take you back to a night I can recall at Club 112 a few years back; it was an album release party for Ludacris, and all of Atlanta’s royalty came out to support. The VIP was an Atlien who’s who list. I was sitting down near Michael Vick and my friends were asking me if was I going to follow them back to his house.
Just because it’s flashback Friday…and just because I still rock this CD on the regular, I’ve chosen T.I.’s “Motivation” today. There’s so much I could say about this video, one thing being this song is my all time favorite and numero uno on my ‘workout playlist’ and another being Tip always expected to be infiltrated by the feds. I’m just sayin…
After documents surfaced recently that Cedric “Alfamega” Zellars had once been a paid informant, T.I. wasted no time in hitting the airwaves of Atlanta radio station 107.9 to release the following statement…“You’re FIRED!” 😆 Just kidding. Here’s what he really had to say:
I am stunned and totally surprised by the news about Alfa “Ced” Zellers. Even though all of our artists and employees are asked by us to be honest and open about their past history, at no time did Alfa disclose to me or Grand Hustle what has now appeared in the media. He essentially deceived us by failing to fully disclose the truth about his past, and there is no place in our organization for dishonest and misleading behavior.
As I’ve always said, you must take responsibility for your own actions. We at Grand Hustle can not support or condone blaming others for our own mistakes. I hope and pray that God blesses Cedric’s plans, but i don’t foresee me or my company playing a role in his personal or professional business.
Alfa is said to be incapacitated at an Atlanta area hospital and is severely injured from unknown reasons. I have so many questions right now. Who leaked those old “A”zz documents? Why now? Why is Alfa in the hospital? What does any of this have to do with him making music? We may never know the full story but it’s interesting nonetheless…
Billed as the protégé of rapper/gun enthusiast T.I., Cedric “Alfamega” Zellars is a convicted felon whose songs brag about his status as an “original gangster” and contain de rigeur references to police tape, automatic weapons, and murder. Zellars, who records for T.I.’s Grand Hustle Entertainment, is a hulking 6′ 4″, calls himself “The Grand Hustle Muscle,” and proclaims, “I’m a real hood.” What he does not mention, though, is his prior work as a Drug Enforcement Administration informant who snitched out criminal cohorts and testified as a government witness at the trial of an Atlanta heroin trafficker.
Court records show that Zellars began working with law enforcement officials after he was sentenced in October 1995 to 110 months in a federal gun case (Zellars, who had a prior felony robbery conviction, was collared for selling weapons to an undercover federal agent). Zellars “agreed to cooperate with authorities and was debriefed” about
As is the norm, several A-town celebs hit up Philip’s Arena Wednesday night for game 5 of the Hawks v. Miami playoff series. T.I., Polow Da Don, Jeezy and more were spotted chillin in the “good seats” as the Hawks walked away with a 106-91 win. Check out a few courtside photos from the game:
Wayne Gandy of the Atlanta Falcons
Heyyyyy Mr. Jenkins!! *drooling*
Polow flashed his brand new $20,000 diamond ring as he posed with Teyana Taylor.
DJ Bishop from Zone 4’s Hittmen DJ’s sent over a video from their suite at the game. In it, Polow’s flossin his new jewelry and countin the stones. Hmmph. I was NOT phased by Mr. Jones’ blatent display of his wealth, I am, however, amazed by the lack of female presence in that suite! Wassup with that? Y’all didn’t even callllll meeeee!!! 😕