Usher’s father, Usher Raymond III, passed away at an Atlanta hospital on January 18th. I originally spotted this over at UsherForever.com and decided to do some digging myself. It appears that the news is true and that the funeral will be held at the Taylor Funeral Home chapel in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
The 16th annual Trumpet Awards were held in the “A” last weekend (as well as a monster truck rally and an Atlanta Thrashers hockey game)! Downtown traffic was on lock…but I did navigate through in time to meet my friends at Stats to watch the game!
My favorite elf/actor/rapper, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges received the Usher Raymond Altruism Award for his philanthropy and his establishing a foundation to use music and the arts to connect to urban youth.
Since I wasn’t privy to the goings on at the awards show, I dug up a few photos of the event. Attendees included Mayor Shirley Franklin, Chris Tucker, Brian Jordan, Andrew Young, Keith Sweat, Frank Ski and more.
Click the thumbnails to view larger photos….Enjoy!
Awwww…how sweet is this? I got this video today and I just wanted to share it! It’s a video montage of hip hop stars and sports figures with their children. 50 cent, T.I., Snoop, Lil Jon, Carmelo Anthony, JaRule, Allen Iverson, Jim Jones, Juelz Santana, Andre 3000, Big Boi, Dame Dash….and more!