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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Model Chanel Iman


The twenty year old (born December 1st) Victoria Secret supermodel Chanel Iman stopped by 106th & Park to talk about the Victoria’s Secret fashion show which aired a few hours after her appearance on the show. When asked several questions by Rosci and Terrence, the model's feedback seemed a bit hesitant and it showed when she lost track of her train of thoughts. Is she educated or just another airheaded supermodel???

In case you missed her appearance on the show, click on the video link below:

Monday, November 29, 2010

Llyod Banks


"When I came into the industry, it was more about shock value. It was saying things that would just stand out. But I didn't want to get stuck in the pocket of somebody who just has witty lines. The metaphors are still there, I just found a way to make them unpredictable. I would hate for somebody to know what I'm going to say next, so I think it's just more of finding a not too complex, but a little more complex, way of saying the witty lines." Rapper Llyod Banks reveals his new approach to the freestyling on Mic to YRB Magazine.

Nicki Minaj



"At one point you had to sell a few kilos to be considered a credible rapper...But now it's like Drake and I are embracing the fact that we went to school, we love acting, we love theatre, and that's ok - and it's especially good for the black community to know that's ok, that's embraced...One minute I'm the innocent kid sister, and the next minute I'm screaming with 18 heads,...I definitely think life imitates art, or art imitates life. People used to tell me, 'What is wrong with you? You'll just sit there and think and get yourself depressed.' I've always been a thinker." - The rapper reveals in a article featured in the December 9, 2010 issue of Rolling Stone Magazine.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Jay-Z


"I have an employment opportunity for Mr. Jones (Emory Jones) to fill a recently vacated executive assistant position…Mr. Jones would provide high level administrative support including, but not limited to conducting research, handling information requests, preparing correspondence and scheduling meetings. The starting salary for this position of $50,000…" - The Chief Executive Officer Shawn Carter of Roc Apparel Group, LLC writes in a letter to The Honorable Chief Justice Legg in support of his cousin Emory Jones release from Prison.



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Nicki Minaj


"People will pick anything to talk about, and that happens to be the thing at the moment. I love being a conversation piece". Quoting Nicki Minaj


The rapper showed off her new custom made ass-ets last nite during a performance at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City. Her set included guest appearances by Rihanna, Drake, Keyshia Cole and Kayne West.




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Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Rapper Drake



Are you watching FUSE? The rapper Drake is preparing to perform LIVE w/ special guest @ 9:00p / 8:00c!

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The Oscar de la Hoya Foundation hosted its 14th Annual Turkey Giveaway on Saturday November 21st in East Los Angeles at the Oscar De La Hoya Ánimo Charter High School.


The JaMarcus Russell (Oakland Raiders QB) Foundation of Academic and Athletic Excellence distributed more than 500 turkeys to families in need in his hometown to Alabama on November 20, 2010.


The Saints YMCA Turkey giveaway was held at the Dryades YMCA on Monday, November 22, 2010. It was reported that many left with shopping bags filled with all the fixing that goes along with preparing a turkey.


The aspiring performer Teyana Taylor gave out Turkeys in her hometown of New York at the NBA Turkey Giveaway on Monday November 23.


Gucci Mane and Waka Flocka Flame joined DTLR and Atlanta radion station Hot 107.9 to hose a Turkey Giveaway event in Forest Park, GA.


The annual Thanksgiving Carnival and Turkey Giveaway was held in Atlanta, GA on November 23rd. The free event was held in the parking lot at Greenbriar Mall in southwest Atlanta. The event included 2000 Turkey Giveaways, performances by Chris Brown, Keri Hilson, Gucci Mane, Lloyd, Ludacris, Wockaflocka Flame and many more.



Here's a sneak peek at Chris Brown's performance:




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Beyonce Knowles


Beyonce has a tattoo permanently inked on her ring finger. The singer has been inked with the Roman numerals IV (the number 4) in red to honor her birthday (Sep 4), her husband JAY-Z's birthday (Dec 4) and their wedding date (April 4th).

Catya Washington



As her friends and fans raise $500,000 in bail money to free the aspiring actress, Catya Washington waived her right to a preliminary hearing in Municipal Court on November 22nd and was given a court date of Dec. 13 for her formal arraignment.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Musical Selection: Chris Brown



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Plasticville: David Trinidad



Has anyone heard of David Trinidad? How about his book of poems entitled, "Plasticville"? Well, this entire persona that's being pushed forward by the rapper Nicki Minaj and her lyrical sense ("the Barbie at the end of her mind") has some people thinking about David Trinidad - for some odd reason.



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Nicki Minaj


"A lot of times when you're from the islands, your parents will leave and then send for you because it's easier when they have established themselves, when they have a place to stay, when they have a job. I thought it was going to be for a few days, it turned into two years ... without my mother," - Minaj reveals to MTV as she recalls memories of being raised by her grandmother in Trinidad.



The documentary 'My Time Now' will premiere on MTV Sunday, Nov. 28 at 10PM ET/PT. According to MTV, Nicki Minaj was taped for three months and this documentary records her life in and outside of the studio.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Beyonce Knowles


“At this point, they say I’ve been pregnant like eight times, so I am kind of used to it...I just hope that one day when I decide to be pregnant that people are happy for me. ... It’s part of being a celebrity, I guess...One day hopefully I will be” - According to the associated press, Beyonce Knowles provided the following response after a representative from Billboard Magazine asked if or when she would like to be pregnant.

In support of her husband's book decoded, the singer recently attended a screening of her concert film I Am… World Tour in New York (November 21), wearing a cryptic dress designed by Naeem Khan.



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Sunday, November 21, 2010

Rapper Nicki Minaj



"When I get up in the morning and put on a pink or a green wig, I see myself as a piece of animation...It lets me be the person I want to be, a person who's not embarrassed to have fun...These artists know that I have a very good fan base. Even if they don't like you, or your record, they'll support me." - The Rapper Nicki Minaj shares a bit of her rap persona with the New York Daily News. Click here to read more.

Rapper Nas



The rapper Nas has a book titled, "Slave To A Page: The Book of Rhymes" that has sat on a publishers desk as it awaits a release date. It seems as if the publisher had to wait until Jay-Z's book Decoded was released to the public. Nas's book will be released on April 30, 2011.


Details of Book: Slave To A Page: The Book Of Rhymes
Author: Nasir Jones
ISBN: 006057139X
ISBN-13: 9780060571399, 978-0060571399
Binding: Hardcover
Publishing Date: 2010-06-30
Publisher: Reganbooks
Edition: 1st Edition
Number of Pages: 224
Language: English

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Rapper Jay-Z


It wasn’t difficult — it was one conversation [to sell crack]...I made and lost a lot of money. Even a corner hustler had a dream: that he could make it out of an environment of hopelessness.” - Rapper Jay-Z tells Charlie Rose during a scheduled interview at the Brooklyn Museum on Friday, November 19th.




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Nicki Minaj


"Women who have round natural asses, don't have to stand back on one leg to prove it" - Quoting: Truthfully Speaking


I respect you and love you. I’ve said it in every interview, time and time again. And if that’s not good enough for you, mama, then it’s something deep rooted in you. Something is bothering you inside. That’s your insecurity bothering you. It’s not Nicki Minaj. It would’ve been any girl that started popping. She picked a fight with Foxy, then she picked a fight with Eve, then she picked a fight with Remy. Then it was Miss Wallace, now it’s Nicki Minaj. Every time you’re in the news, it’s cause you getting at somebody. Where’s your music? Put your music out and when I see your name on Billboard that’s when I’ll respond to you. Other than that. Goodbye! It’s… Barbie bitch!” - Nicki Minaj discuss developing Lil Kim issues with Angie Martinez for Hot 97’s VIP Lounge. Her debut Album "Pink Friday" drops Monday, November 22nd.


For butts by Mendieta, click here.
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Friday, November 19, 2010

LaTavia Roberson



"It took us four years to get our record deal. Even after that, it took two and a half years to record 33 songs to get the 12 that are on our album." - LaTavia Roberson shared with The Nation Newspaper in 1998, during the development phase of the group Destiny's Child.



The Nation Newspaper
July 16, 1998

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Musical Selection: Dee-1




Intro:

Yea, so picture I had this dream right?
That i walked into this office building,
and the receptionist came downstairs and said:
"Dee-1, your party is ready upstairs."
So I hop off the elevator, and I see Jay-Z, 50 Cent, and Lil Wayne
sitting at a round table.

I hope they hear meeeeee!!!

Verse:

What up Jay, what up Fif, what up Weezy, I'm Dee/
I 'preciate yall for having this conversation with me/
I know that i'm the brokest person in the room yo/
But money don't matter here, because I'm rich with ideas (Ooo!)/
First off, I grew up listening to all of yall/
From "The Block is Hot" to "Get Rich" to "Blueprint" I bought it all/
I paid twenty for "The Block is Hot" at 'Peaches' Wayne/
And Hov I bought Volume 2 because I loved "Money Ain't A Thang"/
Fif, you had it locked in high school, huh/
You're the reason I stopped buying Ja Rule/
But I graduated from that train of thought/
So that's why I'm here today, not to fuss but to talk./
Here we go, look…

50: You're a marketing genius and you're stupid rich/
Let's come up with a scheme and give the game a super fix/
I seen you slaughter the careers of other men/
But they were all brothermen, so that's just another win/
For the other team, entertainment is what it seems/
But black on black hatred is the underlying theme/
Paid, powerful, and popular, you got it all/
Use that to fight the real enemies and make em fall
/
Other rappers might not understand, but so what?/
The game probably got em bending over doing a toe touch; its raping em!/
So Fif, i know you got a heart, homie I don't doubt you/
But trust, the movement's gon move on with or without you.

Lil Weezy, flow off the heezy/
But we don't feel your presence down in the Big Easy/
Shouting out New Orleans at the Grammys, that's cool/
But how bout donating some cash money to help the schools/
Wealth is cool, but not if you're a selfish dude/
(Get at him Dee!!!) --Nah, let's help this dude/
Every statement that I yell is true/
So take heed to it Weezy, this ain't coming from no jealous dude/
I know you're smart son, you went to McMain/
Now everything you say and do got kids trying to be Wayne/
Friend or foe, it all depends on how you manage your talents/
So what you gon do: Step up or step down from the challenge/

Young Hov, Jigga, H to the Izzo/
It's truly an honor for me to meet you my nizzle/
It's impossible to belittle your impact on the game/
You got the hottest chick in the world wearing your wedding ring (That's right.)/
You know most of these lil rappers are wack/
They spitting poison, they hurting the culture, they're holding us back/
But i'm trying to see how you feel, cause when you speak, people listen/
Do you agree with me, disagree, or you feel indifferent
?/
With all that you done sold, now you can afford to be/
Lyrically, Talib Kweli/
But truthfully you ain't gotta rhyme like Common Sense/
Just be down for the cause and don't ride the fence, ya heard?

Eh man, but hold up, while I got yall here right fast,
Let me umm, let me look through my notebook.
Cause see I was writing a rap about this same topic,
I just didn't know yall was gonna show up to the meeting to day ya know?
I know, I know yall busy. Hold up, hold up Wayne, hold up.
But uhh, let me just, cause I'm still unsigned,
So let me at least rap this for yall.
Eh, but my stuff's on iTunes tho… Alright here we go….

Picture this, we got the blind leading the blind/
Man, how stupid can we get, I just couldn't let it slide this time/
Besides, my people need this/
And I ain't on a major label, so they can't delete this/
Ha, let's go in:
Now every rapper needs to lose their deals and earn em back/
Most of em done let the industry take em and turn em wack/
I be spitting from the soul, so they feel ya boy/
I want your EAR and your HEART, like Amelia, boy/
Stop Snitching. That's the dumbest thing I ever heard of/
That's why nobody spoke up when my dawg got murdered
/
Everybody trying to stay true to the rules/
Forget the rules if the rules was devised by fools/
Most rappers is puppets, that can't be avoided/
Being used for their stupidity, then getting exploited/
By a man with a different color skin/
But homie we grown men, so that's why I blame us and them/
Me and you, we're David; the industry's Goliath/
I'm here to fight it, & all that trash, I don't buy it/
When I was lost, I used to look up to these cats/
Now I pray for these cats,; How you love that?
A young, dumb, desperate, money hungry rapper/
First a label sees him, then they go in for the capture
/
Precisely what they're after, another pawn/
Talking bout the people you killed, Pop pop pop pop…. Hold on/
They also like it when you talk about your drugs/
How much you sell em for? 18.5, oh that's whats up/
I'm trying not to point, but I hope you get the point/
These cats ain't running the game right, I'ma get the point/
Fight him, battle him, the media stay instigating/
To us its real beef, to them its instant ratings
/
Then when somebody get shot, its such a problem/
That same media's now saying WE should stop the violence/
Ancestors of ours are screaming from the grave/
Cause physically we're free, but we're still some mental slaves/
Ancestors of ours are SCREAMING from the grave,
Cause physically we're free, but we're still some mental slaves…..

So what yall think?


-Dee-1

"Jay, 50, and Weezy"

Jay-Z



"I can't tell if he's really upset or it's just a way to get him some exposure. If it's real, he's taking it the wrong way...I just said the truth..." - Jay Z shared how he really felt after being attacked by the performer MC Hammer to the Sydney Morning Herald.

During this interview, it was also shared that Jay-Z has written an autobiography, which remains in a vault. In his owns words, the rapper says, "Decoded is more about explaining rap and poetry..."The other one (his autobiography) was too revealing for me . . . it said too much" - and that's the real reason why the autobiography has been placed in a vault.



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Tina Knowles


"I may be proud to be a grandmother, but i don't want to look like one." Quoting: Tina Knowles


"I want to invent a little light that you can carry around your purse, and when someone asks to take your picture you can hold it over your head...at my age, I'm always looking for some good lighting." - Tina Knowles shares her billion-dollar idea in the recent issue of V Magazine.



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Eva Longoria





Eva has confirmed via twitter that she's divorcing her husband (Tony Parker) of seven years. The actress discovered steamy text messages from the wife of one of his San Antonio Spurs teammates.

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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Rihanna


"Rihanna is trying her hardest to make sure she is the number one girl, in fact, the 'Only Girl (In The World)', when it comes to being the top of the sexiest women and top of the charts and she's selling sex to make sure she stays there" - CJ Rutter reveals an emotional response after reviewing artwork for Rihanna's Newly release Album entitled, "S&M".



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Monday, November 15, 2010

Lawrence Washington


"I started singing professionally when I was twelve years old. At fifteen, I did my first small tour over in Europe with a group called Youth for Christ. I've also done a lot of musical theatre. I sang with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and I've also done some Broadway...Kandi decided she wanted to work with an openly gay artist and I was the product of choice. She came up with this brilliant concept to do a song about people being in the closet or people wanting someone to be in the closet. Be it a woman messing around with a married man or a gay man messing around with a man on the DL. The song is saying that I'm not your closet freak. I'm not someone you can keep in the dark when the lights are up but when the lights go off, you want to love me and give me affection. That's what the song is about and that's what I'm all about." - Lawrence Washington tells Essence.com following the recent Real Housewives Of Atlanta episode which showcased his latest talent; vocal abilities.



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Vivica Fox


Yep - If you flip to the last page in every other glossy magazine, you will see Vivica Fox promoting her new line of hair extentions. The actress has teamed up with a hair extension developer to create her own line of healthy and freshly cut hair human. If you are in need of a few high quality hair extensions, click here.

Nicki Minaj


"While naysayers debated whether she was too campy or oversexualized or wore too much Barbie Doll pink lipstick, Minaj was busy breaking records. She made guest appearances on some of the year's biggest songs (including Ludacris's "My Chick Bad"), and her solo track "Right Thru Me" gave her her twelfth hit on Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart this year. And then her summer jam, "Your Love," achieved another milestone: It was the first time in eight years that a female rapper had a No.1 rap song." - Cori Murray writes about the rapper Nicky Minaj rise to fame under the News & Culture column for the December 2010 issue of Essence Magazine.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Rapper Nelly



Performed his hit song “Just A Dream” just before the main boxing event of Manny Pacquiao vs. Antonio Margarito during their WBC World Super Welterweight Title bout at the Cowboys Stadium on November 13, 2010 in Arlington, Texas.

Manny Pacquiao was the winner of this scheduled fight.

Ne-Yo


“Much luv to my twit fam and everybody showin’ luv to my new addition!! She’s healthy and happy. Feels like I’m in luv for the first time...Welcoming that lil’ girl to the world last night defined for me what ‘willing to kill and die for’ truly means. My world, my life, all hers.” - The singer tweeted after Monyetta Shaw, gave birth to their daughter Madilyn Grace Smith on Friday, November 12th.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Nicki Minaj



"The last job I had was as an office manager in a little, tiny room where I literally wanted to strangle this guy because he was so loud and obnoxious...I would go home with stress pains in my neck and my back. That's when I went to my mother and said, 'Look, I'm not going back to work.' I'd been fired like 15 times because I had a horrible attitude...I worked at Red Lobster before that and I chased a customer out of the restaurant once so I could stick my middle finger up at her and demand that she give me my pen back. I swear to God I was bad." -The Rapper Nicki Minaj reveals to Billboard Magazine after admitting that she will never work a 9 to 5 Job.



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Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Tina "Louise" Knowles


"I cannot handle this and have not handled it well at all. I just love Tina so much until I can't go on without her." Quoting: James Knowles


As conversation has it in a previous post, several anonymous posters truly believe that Tina Knowles has assumed the identity of Tina "Louise" Knowles. According to articles listed below, Tina "Louise" Knowles was murdered by her husband in September 1994. She left behind four children and many believe that she's the biological parent of singer Beyonce Knowles - as conversation has it.