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Wednesday, July 29, 2009

The Truth About: The House of Dereon Clothing Line



"I'm Tina and Beyonce's eyes and ears to all the designers,....If Beyonce saw a cool shirt and is inspired by it, I'll do a quick sketch and make sure the right designer injects it into the line as soon as possible." Quoting: Scott Nylund


Prior to his assignment with Tina Knowles, Nylund had worked with large-scale retailers and other designers. He was a designer for Tommy juniors and Andy Hilfiger; Tommy's brother. Tommy's brother held a responsibility in running Jennifer Lopez's company JLo.

In addition, Scott Nylund held a responsibility in illustrating the clothing garments for JLo. When his tenure came to an end at JLo, representatives from the Knowles camp, wanted to meet with him.

To date, Nylund is the design director of Beyond Productions, where he assists in the coordination of all three lines — House of Deréon, Deréon and Miss Tina by Tina Knowles.



Q How did you start working with Beyond Productions (co-owned by Tina and Beyoncé Knowles)?

A I got a call to come in and meet with them. I was so excited about meeting Tina Knowles that I prepared a project. We hit it off right away. They offered me an assistant design position before anyone else was hired. Because I've been able to work with them the most [over the past five years], they've become comfortable with my aesthetic. Now I'm the design director. It's wonderful. As Tina would say, I'm her eyes and her ears.

Q What does a design director do?

A [Tina] will start us with a color palette such as red, gray, white and black and we'll fill in the rest. Or she'll come back from London inspired by the English countryside and lion's head door knockers. So we'll go find fabric, inspiration illustrations. Being a director is like being a choir director: You make sure the cellos and violins are playing the same note at the same time -- coordinated and cohesive.



Q Were you involved with Destiny's Child at all?

A I was part of the Destiny Fulfilled tour. It was one of the most amazing times. They were just starting to talk about [Knowles' label] House of Dereon's part in that. We went from song to song. My notebooks from that experience will be on display in the exhibit.

Q Craziest thing you did for that?

A The day before the tour started in Japan, we switched the color of her pants. I had to spend 24 hours gluing all these crystals on. When I saw them onstage, I had a crying moment, because this is exactly what I should be doing right now. I'm so blessed. I have many moments when I have to pinch myself.

Q What's the goal with the exhibit?

A I want kids to see the evolution. There will be illustrations, five or six dresses Beyoncé wore, dresses from my Luther College show and one or two wedding dresses that I've done. It's a testament to education.

Scott Nylund's Fashions will be on display at the Owatonna (Owatonna, MN) Arts Center this Saturday.


Tom Hanks: A Pawn of Satan


Among Occult experts, Tom Hanks is being called “a Pawn of Satan”. Currently starring in the Movie, "Angels & Demons", many believe that the Illuminati secret society depicted in this movie is real, and the film taints the facts.

Are you suprised?

95% of Hollywood's so-called "True Stories" are merely stories that they want you to believe are "true". A editor with New York magazine has revealed the identity of those who manage the secret societies.

Here's an excerpt from the article:

The Trilateral Commission. Bilderberg. The Freemasons. RAND Corp. The Illuminati. And, apparently, Yelp. The conspiracy-minded among us have long been convinced that the world is run by a secret cabal of wealthy elite, moving us ordinary folk around like pawns on a chess board for their own hidden purposes. Not content with running the financial system, controlling the government, or installing a new world order, they have apparently set their sights on the tantalizing target of local social media.

If you are trying to grasp a hold of the ways in which the local media is becoming a target well - within the last three weeks, many well known bloggers have posted so-called "humorous" wedding clips. Maybe they knew or maybe they didn't know that those clips are filled with secret cultlike rituals. When a socialite blogger becomes a part of a secret society, they are trained to mislead, deceive and post special videos and music links. If these messages are played backwards, it will reveal a demonic chant.

As i browsed through a few blogspots, i came across a post by a anonymous person and here is the message:

RIGHT BEFORE MICHAEL DIED

1.KANYE WORE THE MJ JACKET AND PERFORMED LIKE MIKE WITH THE 808 ALBUM,ALSO HE REFERENCE MJ IN 3 DIFFERENT SONGS RIGHT BEFORE HE DIED.WALKIN ON THE MOON, KNOCKS YOU DOWN,I FORGOT THE OTHER.

2.BEYONCE WAS SPOTTED WITH HIS BLACK JACKET AND SHE WORE A SIMILAR OUTFIT ON HER TOUR,THE BLACK ONE. MIKE WORE THE SAME OUTFIT THE BLACK JACKET WHEN HE ANNOUNCED HE WAS GOING ON TOUR.

3.RIHANNA WORE THE SAME DENIM MIKE JACKET.

THERES SO MANY TAPES ON YOUTUBE THAT SHOW MIKE WAS INJECTED JUST LIKE PIMP C AND EASY E.

HE DIDNT WONT TO GO ON TOUR WITH THE JACKSONS, THEY DEPENDED ON MIKE FOR MONEY, HE NEVER BLEACHED HIS SKIN.

If you have a few more minutes to spare, please view this video clip on youtube:

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Xbox for Rappers



If rappers and singers of R&B truly believe that hip hop is dead - well - rethink your thoughts.

The Xbox production team is preparing to release customized mods that are designed with the Hip Hop culture in mind.

Musical Selection:



Its been reported that Kim Kardashian and Reggie Bush have part ways. According to her friends and family, "They have different schedules, they never got to see each other...Kim didn’t want to give up her career for Reggie and they both care deeply about each other.”

They say that this split is amicable, with no bad feelings on either side.

Dizzee Rascal



Dylan Kwabena Mills is better known by his stage name: Dizzee Rascal. The British hip-hop star, was on a set preparing to film a music video for his new single Holiday, when a group of women appeared. Dizzee rented a Villa on the island of Ibiza. This villa is a well known spot for hosting pornographic films and sex parties. The Hip Hop star was a bit stunned when these scantily clad women arrived.

The scantily dressed women had mistaken Dizzee's entourage and film cameras as the start of another 'swingers' orgy.

Before Dizzee began to film his video he made the following statement, "There's going to be a few ladies making an appearance. But it's going to be done in a classy way".

Oprah Winfrey


When Leona Helmsley died, she left her white Maltese, Trouble, a $12 million trust fund....

I was wondering if Leona Helmsley and Oprah Winfrey shared an off screen friendship because...it has been reported that in the event of Oprah's demise, her dogs will receive a $30 million inheritance.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Slumdog Millionaires:


Sean “Diddy” Combs appeared on "The Late Show With David Letterman" recently and shared a memory he had with the late Michael Jackson.

We all know that Sean "Diddy" Combs and Beyonce Knowles are extreme opportunist. After years of entertaining the public, Puffy has revealed that Michael Jackson came to one of his parties in search of Beyonce.

As a child, Beyonce (under a different name) spent time at Michael Jackson "Neverland" Ranch. It was how Michael Jackson became acquainted with the Knowles family (via the Etta James family tree). A issue came about and the Knowles family were banned from visits to Michael's ranch.

During this interview, "Diddy" presents a photo of himself with Michael Jackson. He says, “That was taken like six years ago, he came to one of my parties,” Diddy said. “I didn’t even invite Mike to the party and he just showed up to the party. And guess what he was looking for?”

Pause - Now, If Michael was looking for a "person" Puffy should've said, "Guess who he was looking for" and not "Guess what he was looking for..".

“Dip?” David responded. “That’s what I would be looking for.”

“No,” Diddy laughed before telling his story. “So I’m in the party, I’m hosting, and the security came up to me and they were like, ‘Mr. Combs, Mr. Michael Jackson is here to see you.’ I’m like, ‘Get out of here!’ So I find Mike and… right after the shot was taken, he whispers in my ear and says ‘Where’s Beyonce?’”

Pause - Well all know that Michael did less talking when camera's were around. Why would he whisper in Puffy's ear when his security could've easily stepped to Beyonce directly?



"I grew up upper class. Private school,...My dad had a Jaguar. We’re African-American and we work together as a family, so people assume we’re like the Jacksons, but I didn’t have parents using me to get out of a bad situation.” Quoting: Beyonce Knowles


In other news, many people are trying to decide if Jay-Z or Beyonce will become the heir to Michael Jackson's fanbase.

"I don’t even like for people to know what my girl looks like...And now I’m in a relationship with Michael Jackson!”
Quoting: Jay-Z

Artifically Inseminated: 50 Cent??


Curtis James Jackson III's mother kept her son's father identity a secret. When Curtis began to question his father's identity, his mother provided the following response, you were birthed through The Immaculate Conception; just like Jesus Christ.

According to 50 cent, this is how the conversation flowed"

"I asked her, 'Mom, how come I don't got a dad?' She said, 'Because you special You was born through the immaculate conception, like Jesus,'" Contactmusic quoted him, as saying.

"I had to be five years old. And there was never anything for me to question because it was my mom saying that and who else was going to tell me something different," he added.

The 32-year-old star was born to Sabrina Jackson, a cocaine dealer, when she was fifteen.

The singer was raised without his father and his mother died when he was eight years old. It has been reported that Sabrina Jackson didn't know Curtis James Jackson I or Curtis James Jackson II.

50 Cent



Curtis Jackson has teamed up with the author of "The 48 Laws of Power" and "The Art of Seduction" to produce "The 50th Law".

Robert Greene on 50 Cent:

"He was in the midst of a power struggle with a rival rapper and he talked quite openly about the strategies he was employing, including mistakes he had made along the way. He analyzed his own actions with detachment, as if he were talking about another person. Over the last few years he had witnessed a lot of nasty maneuvering within the music business, and he seemed to want to discuss this with somebody from the outside. He was not interested in myths but reality. Contrary to his public persona, he had a Zen-like calmness that impressed me."


"We found stories from his own life that would illustrate these ideas, many of them culled from his days as a hustler and even highlighting mistakes along the way that taught him valuable lessons. Later, from my own research, I would bring in examples from other historical figures who exemplified this trait. Many of them would be African Americans--Frederick Douglass, James Baldwin, Miles Davis, Malcolm X, Hurricane Carter, et al--whose fearless quality was forged by their harsh struggles against racism. Others would come from all periods and cultures--the Stoics, Joan of Arc, JFK, Leonardo da Vinci, Mao tse-tung, and so on."

And she creeps....


Just days after R&B singer Chris Brown made a very public apology for his assault on Rihanna, news has surfaced that the pair checked into the same New York hotel this weekend.

The rumour mill has gone into overdrive after both singers were seen checking in separately into the Trump International Hotel and Tower in Manhattan.

American tabloid, the New York Post has reported that the couple spent the weekend there ‘under a cloak of secrecy’.

Twenty-year-old Brown is banned from seeing Rihanna under a restraining order issued in Los Angeles. However, U.S reports suggest Rihanna had already checked into the hotel.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Uncle "Soul" Ben



Uncle "Soul" Ben is creating quite a buzz over in the UK. He's a young composer of Hip Hop Soul and a new member of the Motown family. He's in the process of adding the final touches to his debut album titled "Soul Wash Lesson 1". To date, his EP consist of 6 tracks. A little birdie has revealed that many artist from the states enjoy his private sessions the most. When he arrives on stage, he's marked the by styles from the 60's era. It's complete with a "bow tie" and "Retro" glasses.

To learn more about Uncle "Soul" Ben, click here.

Dead: Author Lynn E. Harris


A pioneer of gay black fiction and a literary entrepreneur who rose from self-publishing to best-selling status, has died, his publicist has said. He was 54.

Publicist Laura Gilmore said Harris died Thursday night after being stricken at the Peninsula Hotel in Beverly Hills, and a cause of death had not been determined. She said Harris, who lived in Atlanta, fell ill on a train to Los Angeles a few days ago and blacked out for a few minutes, but seemed fine after that.

Continue reading...

LaNeah


As a feature on Kanye West's latest album "808s & Heartbreak", LaNeah is currently working on her solo debut and she's preparing to kick it off with the help of Mary J. Blidge.

Here's the link to her new video:

Justin Bieber



Justin Bieber is a 15 year old instrumentalist and multi-talented artist; who was raised in Canada. He's being managed by Usher and recently signed a recording contract with Island Def. Jam for L.A. Reid.

He recently released his debut album and his single titled "One Time" jumped onto the chart of Billboard's Hot 100.

In addition, the 15-year-old teen singer was been added to the lineup for the Aug. 14"Rock the Rapids" concert and his set will be inserted alongside R&B star Flo-Rida and reggae artist Sean Kingston; at Fifth Third Ballpark.

For addition information, click here...

The Art of Giving: Kem


"I have a lot of respect for my peers making hip-hop and rap, but I think that something's been lost,....There are a lot of celebrities, but we don't have any stars. Motown had that; they had schools to learn how to dress, how to act in public, how to speak to people and do interviews." Quoting: Kem


On Aug. 30th, the award winning R&B artist Kem will travel back to his hometown of Detriot. During his visit, he has decided to give back to his community; the community that helped launch his success.

"Kem Live" is primarily a food drive, and attendees are encouraged to bring food that can be donated to area homeless shelters and food banks.

On this date, Kem will perform at no cost. In addition, there will be food, live music and a dose of spirituality.

Kem will deliver a spiritual address to the crowd, something he often incorporates into his concerts.

KRS-One talks Jay-Z's "D.O.A."



Q: What are your thoughts on "D.O.A." and "Robot"?

A: It's a bias statement, I think that everyone is biting me but at the end of the day I think it's great. The streets know, I seen a lot of comment on the back there, me and Buckshot came out with "Robot" and then Jay comes out with "D.O.A." all I can say is more power to him, that you are taking that stance, because we are tired of this nonsense and for Jay-Z to actually step-up and do that-that is pretty big for Jigga, I can't even front that's a pretty big statement. For me it's normal it's average you know what KRS is on, but for Jay-Z, wow!

New York's Best Kept Secret: The Sugar Bar


In 1996, The Sugar Bar was opened by the duo Ashford and Simpson. For over ten years, this establishment managed to remain a secret until a well known celebrity decided to reveal it's location and the people who mingle here on Wednesday nights.

Now everyone knows that on Wednesday nights,an Open Mic event can draw the likes of Stevie Wonder, Patti LaBelle, Michael McDonald, Freddie Jackson and Queen Latifah.

The Karate Kid: Jaden Smith


The 11-year-old son of Hollywood stars Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith has been training under Chan's stunt co-ordinator for his role in the China Film Group-Columbia Pictures remake of the 1984 hit "The Karate Kid," which kicked off filming in Beijing on July 11.

Martin Lawrence


Martin Lawrence’s ‘ 1st Amendment Stand Up ’ premieres tonight.

If you have cable (bootleg or not, this will be aired on Starz at 11 pm EST.

Lawrence is on a mission to expose whom he believes to be the best urban-friendly up and coming comedians as well as severely overlooked veteran comedians.

Rihanna



Rihanna was spotted arriving at the Shoreditch House for the U.K. premiere of Quentin Tarantino's WWII flick,“Inglourious Basterds” last night.

Everyone remains puzzled over Rihanna's new hairdo. It's far from a fashion statement and she looks like the cartoon character "Gumby".

Let The Liquor Tell It:



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Chris Brown Apologize...

Chrisette Michele has a problem with Chris Brown’s apology to Rihanna and she’s venting her frustrations.

The “Epiphany” singer is asking why the 20-year-old pop star decided to make his apology public in the first place. “My question is, when someone hurts somebody that they love, do you go on television and say I’m sorry to the public? Or do you call up the person you love and say I’m sorry?

Chrisette believes the apology should remain between Chris and his former girlfriend and out of the public eye. “I’m positive that he spoke to Rihanna. Is it our responsibility to decide whether or not him and Rihanna have something between them?” she asked. “It’s not for us to decide whether or not he meant his apology. It’s for her to decide. And that’s what I’m dealing with. Why is there an apology airing on “106 & Park” at 5:30 p.m. 6,000 months later?

Here's Chris Brown Apology...

Lyrical War: Jay-Z and The Game


“Jay-Z is one of my musical heroes. He's a personal hero the way he conducts himself,” - Martin


The lyrical war between Jay-Z and The Game is heating up. News has circulated around the net that Jay-Z and the Game are beefing - lyrically.

If i was "The Game" I would focus on the fact that Jay-Z has become a groupie for group "Coldplay". It has been reported that Jay-Z will make his first American Festival appearance at All Points in Jersey City next Friday. He is set to replace the Beastie Boys within the line up of entertainers. In addition, guess who else is on schedule to perform? Coldplay.

The Game "Tweets".

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Guess who's telling a Fib:



Ms. Jay-Z has been called out by two different R&B ladies for not writing songs she claims are hers. According to Rap-Up magazine, Chrisette Michele revealed that Beyonce's hit single "Ego" was originally meant for her own album "Epiphany" but she decided to hand it over to the Queen B. And here is the shady part: The track is credited to producer Elvis Williams, Beyonce Knowles and Harold Lilly ... not vocal Goddess Chrisette.

Michele says, "It was really scary for me to release my pen because I had written my first album myself. You don't know if they're going to be able to capture your voice the same way that you captured it yourself." Oh Sasha Fierce, that's just not nice, now is it?

The day before that story broke, a video blog post (I think the kids are calling them vlogs, who the hell knows) by Destiny's Child ex-member Michelle Williams and producer Rico Love was published as well. The two discussed the songwriting and production surrounding Michelle's "Unexpected" LP, which seemed super normal. Until they brought up Beyonce's "Sweet Dreams" track and various other songs that Rico wrote for her "I Am ... Sasha Fierce" album.

Rico said to Michelle, "I did 'Radio' and 'Scared Of Lonely,' but I co-wrote 'Scared Of Lonely' with Solange, Lashawn Daniels, and Crystile." Wait ... you didn't say Beyonce, Rico? But ASCAP has her name on the song's credits. You little sneaky wig-wearing diva. All it takes is a few measly scraps of your millions, and these folks are happy to give you a good track.