"Chuck Brown rescued hometown D.C. from the image of a government town that couldn’t keep a beat to a hometown with its own funky beat. Composers have created songs about cities – New York, New York; Chicago; I Left My Heart in San Francisco. But the Godfather of Go-Go gave our city a great big musical genre and a unique sound distinctly our own." --- Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton spoke the following statement during the Home Going service for Chuck Brown. The service was held at the Washington Convention Center and a public viewing was held at the Howard Theatre last Tuesday. For more, click here.
R&B songstress Beyonce Knowles has the Atlantic City Casinos full to capacity this weekend. The singer has performed the 3rd of her 4th scheduled concert and her fans are posting pictures directly from the concert and posting them on the web. The popular social website "Lipstick Alley" has a forum dedicated to Beyonce and the thread "Beyonce: Live at the Revel" is filled with pictures and video clips of the singer in concert. Click here to join in on the conversation.
On May 25th, rapper Ray-J was spotted departing from the Emporio Armani store in Beverly Hills, California. The R&B singer was recently hospitalized for exhaustion and dehydration - following a Billboard's afterparty held last Sunday. Ray-J threw the afterparty with supermodel Sophie Monk who discovered him in his hotel room and called 911 to notified them of his health condition. Ray-J and Sophie Monk are pictured below at the "Prince Reigns" Product Launch Party that was held at the VooDoo Beach in Las Vegas.
Natives of the Washington D.C area is mourning the lost of one of their own: The Legendary Godfather of Go-Go Music - Chuck Brown. Chuck Brown passed away yesterday at the John Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, M.D.; at age 75. To learn more about Chuck Brown and D.C.'s genre of Go-Go music, click here.
Hulu has a web series entitled, "A Day In The Life" that follows well known celebrities as they task throughout the day. The first season included a feature on classical ballet dancer Misty Copeland and The Black Eyes Peas member Will.I.Am. The second season came to a close with a feature on The Roots frontman Questlove. During the season finale, Questlove allowed the crew to film him on set of the Jimmy Fallon Show and also during a DJ gig in New York. Click here to watch "A Day In The Life" season finale feature on Questlove.
On Tuesday May 8th, Antonio "L.A. Reid" hosted a Book Launch Party in New York City for his wife Erica Reid. The book release is a memior entitled, "The Thriving Child". The memior is filled with personal experiencs of Mrs. Reid raising their two children in New York City. The invited guest included Beyonce Knowles, Mary J. Blidge, Rapper Jay-Z and Tina Knowles. Click here to read more.
R&B singer Beyonce Knowles added an additional show to her upcoming three night showcase at the Revel in Atlantic City, New Jersey. A fourth night has been added (May 28th) and tickets are scheduled to hit ticketmasters on May 14th. The singer is pictured above at the 2012 Met Gala.
Former Bad Boy rap artist G-Dep will spend the rest of his life in Jail. In 2010, shortly before Christmas - G-Dep (real name Travelle Coleman) walked into a police precinct in Harlem and confessed his involvement in a 1993 murder plot. After a short trial, jurors delivered their verdict today and reportedly, the rapper was found guilty and will served a sentenced of 15 years to life in prison.