After a two-year hiatus, Yung Joc has finally released his third studio album but not without much anticipation and much drama. You see…Grind Flu, which was previously titled Mr. Robinson’s Neighborhood under Bad Boy Records has been released under Joc’s own record label Swagg Team Entertainment and he’s giving it away for a mere $FREE.99. (That’s zero dollars and zero cents for all you slow pokes!)
Originally slated to be released on Bad Boy Records, the project was halted after Joc made the decision to sue Diddy’s record label as well as Block Entertainment for allegedly failing to fulfill contractual obligations such as paying royalties. Joc told Billboard.com back in May that he would bypass all that unnecessary Diddy drama “use some independent record promoters to promote my record.” Well, he definitely kept his end of the deal. He explained last night during a private listening session that his good buddy Gorilla Zoe encouraged him to put his foot forward and release it for free. The support from his labelmate gave him the added push he needed to make this bold statement.
Joc’s decision to release Grind Flu through Jive’s Swagg Team Entertainment imprint, places his project alongside groups Hot Styles (of “Lookin’ Boy” fame) and the GS Boyz (who recently smashed digital sales with their hit “Stanky Legg”) as an official artist of the label.
I heard most of the CD during the listening session last night and I’ve got to say…it was hawt! I think I’ve found my new personal mantra in “Check!” The CD features Shawty Lo, Bobby Valentino, Chris Brown, Pleasure P, and others. The full Grind Flu album is available for FREE right here…right now!
Celebrities and members of the Atlanta elite came out in large numbers to attend the Xbox 360 Madden NFL 10 launch hosted byKonsole Kingz. Attendees included Jermaine Durpi, Kandi (Real Housewives of Atlanta), Big Boi, Young Joc, D. Woods, Mika Means, DJ Don Cannon, Chubbie Baby, Drumma Boy, Chingy, OJ da Juice Man, D Woods, Bone Crusher, Rock City, Lil Scrappy, Rich Girl, mega-producer Jazzy Pha and many more.
OJ Da Juiceman gets his game on!
Yung Joc & Chingy
I got a chance to get up close and personal with quite a few of the gamers and these dudes were SERIOUS about this release. Of course there were a few ladies taking part in the preview, but we all know WE just play cause y’all want us to!
Kandi Burruss ~ Rashida ~ Mika Means
Yung Joc & Big Boi (Heeeeyyyy Twan!! *waving*)
Joc hit the spot with what I refer to as two “big head” Joc’s. Shameless self promotion at it’s best! You’ll have to check out my video to see his arrival. Hilarious! Of course I also got footage of Big Boi, JD, Kandi, D. Woods, Mika Means and more.
More photos and the exclusive video of me interrupting everyone’s Madden 10 experience under the cut: 😆 Continue Reading…
I had the opportunity to attend Verse Simmonds’ listening session a few nights ago and I must say this dude has got skillz! We also bumped into each other later that night at LIFE on Cheshire Bridge where DJ Trauma bumped his track, “Buy You A Round”…. my twitters told the story:
Vibe Magazine‘s VSessions LIVE! hit Atlanta last night. The event, hosted by Kenny Burns featured DJ Don Cannon on the 1’s and 2’s and brought several celebrity supporters out to The Loft to showcase up and coming artists.
“The whole VSessions was created to pass the torch in a way to other artists,” says Burns. “You have Disturbing the Peace, Asylum and Warner Brothers artists — it’s about showcasing the talent that’s emerging on the scene today. This [is] where the music is really happening,” he says. “All of the music is coming out of Atlanta, all of the singers, producers and songwriters. Athletes are moving here during the off-season and making their permanent home, so the shoe fits.”
Disturbing Tha Peace’s Rudy Currence, singer/songwriter Julie Dexter, Warner Records’ Teairra Mari and Grand Hustle’s Yung LA were the featured performers but Ludacris, Slim (of 112), Yung Joc, American Yard and more were spotted at the event. Check out a few photos below:
I’m playing catch up on my posts, but in case you haven’t already seen em around, check out photos from Keyshia Cole’s Brand New Me Tour that hit Atlanta last week. Keri Hilson, The Dream, Monica and more performed while Ciara was spotted chillin in the audience.
Check out a few photos:
Monica & Ciara
More photos + Keyshia’s performance video featuring Monica below: