Friday, August 29, 2008



This morning I tuned in to Hot107.9. Only Rashan Ali and Emperor Searcy were on the air with Beyonce A. speaking a little bit. The station wasted no time updatng their website with the changes. Akini and Maria More let go from their positions.

E4Real, who joined Miss Shyneka during the afternoon drive was also let go. I liked the show better when it was Emperor Sercy and Miss Shyneka in the afternoons anyway so hopefully they go back to that format. Here is Griffy 2K's official statement via Access Atlanta about being released from the morning show:


"The last 3 years and 6 months at Radio One have been a life changing experience. I thank my spiritual Father for the friends that I’ve met and worked with because I’ve learned so much and have grown as a person here in Atlanta. I’m excited about my future, I have a strong team of people helping to take me to new heights, and I will continue to make people laugh all over Atlanta at events and comedy clubs, while serving the community through my foundation, Positive Vibes. When I got home today, I read a book that said: ‘On this day the will of God is done in my life.’ That was all the closure I needed."





I wish them all the best. According to Maria More's website, she is also a model, fitness trainer and web designer so that sista made sure she had many hustles to fall back on. Akini has a modeling and talent casting company here in Atlanta so hopefully he keeps doing big things with that.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

A-Team and Maria More Fired by Hot 107.9?


Sandra Rose was the first to drop the BOMBSHELL that most of us couldn't believe and now it seems as though Access Atlanta is also reporting that the Hot 107.9 A-Team, as well as Midday Diva Maria More, have all been fired. :-( (photo jacked from sandrarose.com)




Via Access Atlanta: I just heard that Hot 107.9 today fired the morning show, the A Team, consisting of Rashan Ali, Griff, Beyonce, Akini and Emperor Searcy. (Not sure if all of them are gone per se; perhaps some of the morning people might be moved to other dayparts.)
Word is Hot is replacing them with the syndicated show led by Rickey Smiley, the comic who was just in town at the Civic Center on Saturday.



Ironically, I interviewed him a few days back and joked with him about entering the Atlanta market. At the time, he said he felt he had enough of a following to take on Steve Harvey and Tom Joyner here. He didn’t betray any sense he knew this was coming but maybe he did.
Maria More, the mid-day host for six months, said she was let go but couldn’t comment further. The person who answered the phone at Hot 107.9 said he couldn’t talk about it either. I left a message with the Hot boss Bruce Demps, who was in a meeting. I left voicemail messages with Rashan, Griff, Akini and Searcy but no answer. I’m also not sure about the status of E4Real.



The station, ratings wise, seems to be doing fine, finishing regularly top 3 among 18 to 34 year olds. But revenues in radio (as well as other media) have been dropping sharply this year and perhaps Radio One, the station owners, is looking to cut budget.



The station doesn’t beat V-103 but has been a solid No. 2 or 3 among younger listeners. It managed to survive the loss of Ryan Cameron although the A Team, while solid, has never achieved his best ratings.
This is definitely sad news for the youngsters of Atlanta, and even someof the older flks, who felt more of a connection to the A-Team than with the Frank & Wanda Morning show. I know personally, I listen to the A-team all the way into work and have to turn them of because the signal won't reach inside my job. The younger generation definitely needs a local connection. Rashan's Teen Talk Thursdays always enlightened me. Maria More was DEFINITELY must easier on the ears to listen to than Porsche Foxx, in my opinion. I don't think Rickey Smiley will be able to connect with the young people of Atlanta the way the A-Team did. Sad Sad Sad news.
Update via Access Atlanta: It's now being reported that Rashan will do mid-days and Searcy will go back to late afternoons, possibly doing the 2-6 pm/ 3-7 pm afternoon drive. We're not sure what happens with Griff, Beyonce and Akini. Hopefully they have contracts. I think usually in radio, if you have a contract, the station can move you around from different time slots but they haev to keep you in the same position. I could be wrong though! I'm also assuming that, since Akini was the morning show producer, he may still produce and just run the boards and make sure the commercials and traffic reports run properly in between the Rickey Smiley show.

Introducing Allied Athlete Group



From The Garner Circle PR: Armed with over 46 years of combined professional athletic experience, NFL veterans: Ray Lewis, Michael Stone, Reggie Howard, Sam Madison, and Duane Starks introduce their company, Allied Athlete Group at a private five star hotel on August 31 2008 at 7:00 p.m.




An organization aimed at empowering athletes with the tools to ensure their success both during and after their athletic careers come to an end; Allied Athlete Group is poised to make resounding waves within the sports and business communities.




*The statistics are startling. According to the NBA Players' Association, 66 % of NBA players will be bankrupt, divorced, or unemployed within 5 years of retirement. The percentages jump to 78% of NFL players within just 2 years of retirement. With the financial woes of several well known, top earning, athletes making major splashes in media headlines, the arrival of Allied Athlete Group answers a serious call within the athlete community.




It is no secret that professional athletes can make tremendous incomes; unfortunately most of them do not fully understand the leverage that is created during their career. This lack of knowledge creates opportunities for various "representatives" to take advantage of the athletes' leverage in a multitude of ways. This usury often results in the trusted representative making huge profits from the athletes and leaving them abruptly when their career comes to an end. AAG exists to help bridge this gap.



*Kind of makes me rethink my "catch a baller" mindset. Maybe I should change it to "catch a 401k and full stock portfolio!!" Shutout to these brothers trying to help the others extend their careers after they leave the game.

DMX Pleads Guilty; Will Be Extradited to Arizona


From Access Atlanta: Rapper DMX has pleaded out a Miami drug case and now awaits extradition to face more charges in Arizona.



The 37-year-old rapper and actor pleaded guilty Wednesday to attempted marijuana and cocaine possession and was sentenced to time served. His lawyer Bradford Cohen says DMX is still in custody, waiting for Arizona authorities to pick him up on drug and animal cruelty charges there.



Cohen says DMX, whose real name is Earl Simmons, decided to plead guilty when he was denied bail earlier this week due to the outstanding Arizona warrant.



Cohen says if he hadn't pleaded guilty, Simmons would have had to sit in jail in Miami until an October trial date.

Cassie vs. Rihanna in Pierre Hardy Booties




Shoutout to to the homie Kisha for sending these shots over. Both Rihanna and Cassie were spotted rocking the same Pierre Hardy booties recently.



Unfortunately, these shoes can only currently be found in the Pierre Hardy boutiques and fine retailers that sell his shoes!!!! Expensive designer shoes= the perks that come from effing your boss being a celebrity!!!!!!





Solange was also spotted earlier this week rocking the Pierre Hardy furry boots on TRL.

Pierre began his shoe designing career with Christian Dior back in 1988 and, as you can see, he is definitely about to become the "IT" shoe designer for young, black Hollywood. Also peep below the furry, sneaker style pump from Pierre Hardy :-)



These would've been really hot with that furry, feathery vest everyone and they mama are rocking on the red carpet!!!

Wednesday, August 27, 2008



I feel like my site is becoming a Solnage and Rihanna fan site!!!!! WHEW! I'm tired of posting photos of these chicks. I hope Beyonce comes out of her "married-ness" and starts serving the paparazzi with a double dose of flava like she used to!!!! LOL!!!!!


Anywhoo, Rihanna was spotted with Chris Brown, of course. I'm not feeling the whole "high-waist mom jeans" she's rocking here. I see she has also been caught with the scarf swag trend of the season..... NEXT!

Guess Who's Shoe Was Also Stolen?


Head over to my homegirl Twana Tells to get the scoop on who was given "the business" so bad that even their shoes were left.

It's So Cold in the D!!!

Shoe of the Week: Betsey Johnson



I wanted to take the time out to spotlight this fabulous shoe!!!!!! The Betsey Johnson Taylor T-Strap Sandal $234.95 available @ endless.com and also available at Victoria's Secret. I spotted this over at Pink Diamond PR and had to share it with my shoe-fiend readers!!!!! The price tag is a bit high for my taste but, for a look like this, I may just have to treat myself. The black and gold ones are to die for. Pair them with skinny jeans, or this fall's look of the moment skinny leather look pants, and you are ready for a night on the town!!!! I could see Solange rockin the Fushia ones!!

Product Placement: Beyonce & Solange for Armani


As you can see, Bey and her sister Solange have been rocking the visible logo for Armani!!!! Go ahead a place those products, ladies!!!! I love Solange's Armani jeans............. Bey's Armani Jacket leaves much to be desired- which for some reason is the usual style of the new, married Beyonce. Her style has become very lackluster.



Bad Boots: Julissa vs. Vanessa Simmons



Both Julissa and Vanessa Simmons were spotted rocking these HOT ankle boots!!!!!! Personally I think Julissa rocked the outfit much better than Vanessa. I just have this thing about black tights- not feeling them!!!! Let the boot swagger jacking begin!!!!





Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Jay-Z Performing in Hollywood October 15th


Via Ask Uncle Pauly: Live Nation announced today that Grammy award winning international superstar JAY-Z will christen the newly renovated, world famous Hollywood Palladium, with an intimate performance on Wednesday, October 15th.



Reminiscent of Frank Sinatra, who was the first performer on the legendary stage in 1940, JAY-Z, with an incredible 12-piece band backing him, will be the first artist to play the venue which has undergone a year-long, top-to-bottom renovation, bringing the iconic music venue back to its original grandeur. Tickets for this event go on sale Friday, September 5th at 10am on www.livenation.com
..........Now I went to Live Nation's website and they haven't updated it yet with the info regarding this concert. Definitely a big look for Jay-z and also a clear indication that his whole Live Nation deal is starting off in a wonderful way

Look of the Day: Solange


For some reason, the furry-feathery look Solange has been rockin these days works for me. These boots that she wore to TRL earlier today are FIRE!!!!!! Plus, I love the way she decided to change up the recentlye popular black Elizabeth and James :-) Plume Feather Vest (worn recently by Rihanna, Cassie & Amerie) and rock a shorter, purple version of the look!!!!

DMX to Judge: "I ain't going back to no f---ing jail"




The homie Blogxilla sent over a link about DMX cursing at a judge today!!!! DMX is really off the chain. Funny thing is I remember meeting DMX years ago during the Hard Knock Life Tour and he was (at that time) the coolest celeb I had ever met in life!!!!! Anyway, to see the video of DMX in court CLICK HERE.



Via Local10.com: Rapper DMX dropped the F-bomb during an extradition hearing in a Miami-Dade County courtroom Tuesday morning after learning he would spend another month in jail.



"I ain't going back to no f---ing jail" said DMX, whose real name is Earl Simmons.



"Oh, well that just ingratiated you to me," said Judge Lawrence Schwartz.



"I've never heard the F-word before, so it's OK."



The judge then warned Simmons' lawyer that the rapper had better not curse in his courtroom again

Another Leaked TI track- TI ft. Rihanna "Livin Your Life"



The homie Dr Drew has the new leaked T.I. track "Living Your Life" featuring Rihanna. So much for TI getting mad over leaked tracks!!!!! LOL!!!!! CLICK HERE to listen- hopefully the link isn't shut down yet :-)

Still Going Strong..............



TheYBF has some photos of Chris Brown and Rihanna on the set of a new video, where Rihanna is supposedly playing his leading lady. YBF didn't have the details on exactly which video they two were shooting for but I'm assuming it may be for the leaked tracked "Electric Guitar" that Chris was all pissy about a few weeks back. He was upset the track leaked without Rihanna adding her "vocals" (quotes added because I still give Rihanna's singing a mean side eye)

Congrats to Tyler Perry


After bringing his unique style to TBS with the enormously popular sitcom Tyler Perry’s HOUSE OF PAYNE, Tyler Perry is preparing to add to his successful track record with a spin-off based on characters of his popular play and hit movie, MEET THE BROWNS. TBS has ordered 10 episodes of the new sitcom, which comes to the network from Debmar-Mercury and is slated to premiere in January 2009. As he does for HOUSE OF PAYNE, Perry is once again serving as executive producer and director, as well as occasionally writing for the series.



At this rate, TBS needs to just go ahead and rename itself T.P.S (Tyler Perry Systems). Tyler is taking over!!! Congrats to him

Monday, August 25, 2008

Phelps Wins 8 Gold, Wants To Meet Jeezy


Stylerazzi: What's the first thing you want to do after you win 8 gold medals?


Phelps: "I WANNA MEET YOUNG JEEZY!!!!!"....... (in my mind this is how the conversation would've wnet. A girl can dream can't she?)



Via AJC Blogs: First, there was a mention. Now, there just might be a meeting.



History-making Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps’ (top picture) has told a number of media outlets that Atlanta rapper Young Jeezy (below) is in heavy rotation in his iPod.



In fact, in a New York Times article Monday, Jeezy is cited as one of the eight influences for his record-breaking eight gold medals Phelps won in Beijing. (The Jeezy single “Go Getta” - with R&B singer R. Kelly — in particular).



“Phelps and his American rival Ryan Lochte, who is also a fan of Jeezy, greet each other by saying ‘Juh,’ in homage to the rapper, a.k.a. Jay Jenkins,” the Times’ Karen Crouse writes.



Now Jeezy tells us that Phelps’ “people” have been in touch with his “people” about the two being officially introduced.



“It would be great if I could holler at Phelps,” Jeezy said during a break from his nationwide promotional tour for his upcoming CD, “The Recession”. “And it’s a compliment that that man found inspiration in the music I do for the streets over here, over there in Beijing”.




(It would also be quite the picture seeing Phelps — pride of the red, white and blue — next to Jeezy, who’s “Recession” promotional materials include a black and white-striped flag, and T-shirts with “My President Is Black” on the front.)





Democratic National Convention or Democratic Summer Jam?


The Democratic National Convention will be held this week in Denver. MySpace is taking over a restaurant called The Corner Office for it’s local headquarters and Nelly is scheduled to perform tomorrow. Kanye West, Pharrell Williams & N.E.R.D., and Wyclef Jean will perform at the actual convention.







Now, if this isn't a clear indication of what to expect when Barack is elected president in November I don't know what else to tell you. Trust and believe it will be the party of the century going down if Obama is elected president!!!! I'm sure AG Entertainment is planning something major as we speak!

Photo of the Day" Kobe and the Fam


Kobe Bryant, Vanessa, and the kids celebrated Kobe's birthday over in Beijing over the weekend. Leave it to Vanessa to not let her man travel to a foreign country without her poppin up over there. Could it maybe have something to do with the diary post some random white olympic swimmer posted about getting one of the ball players numbers and folks were eluding to the fact it could be Kobe? Hmmm...... Nevertheless, Vanessa and the kids hopped their asses a flight to China to help Kobe celebrate his birthday!!!!! HAHAHA......





Melinda Williams Ties the Knot


Malinda Williams married Derrick Jones aka D-Nice. Their wedding looked beautiful and classic.




Nicole Ari Parker and Boris Kudjoe were spotted. Any reason to post Boris is a great thing!!!! LOL!!!! Head over to Essence for more photos from the wedding!!!!








Behind The Scenes: Jeezy's "Vacation" Video Shoot


Source:Behind The Scenes Of Young Jeezy’s “Vacation” Video Shoot

Poor Yung Berg..... Someone Snatched His Chain





So, over the weekend, Necole Bitchie posted a story about Yung erg getting his @ss whooped and his chain snatched less than an hour after he touched down in Detroit. Berg #1 reminds me so much of my ex- high school sweetheart and #2 is such a Z-lister in my eyes that the story wasn't even worth my time posting.............. until now!!!!!



Now, I have had my fair share of run-in's with dudes from Detroit. Living in Ohio with Detroit only 3 hours away, Detroit boys would come down to the city to "make money". I learned early on that these men had no damn sense. I remember one time a dude from Detroit hit one of my homegirl's friends over the head with a bottle in the club over something real simple. I also had more than a few fights with my ex, who was also from "The D".


Update: Shoutout to whoever blurred dude's face!!!! I decided to go ahead and also post the updated photo just because I don't care about Yung Berg that much to let the other photo stay up on my site. Berg has just always seemed so fabricated to me and, since I do have some love for Detroit, I will do my part in helping to conceal dude's identity.


So, why am I not surprised that Necole has now posted a photo of some fool posing with Yung Berg's stolen chain?!?!?!! He could've at least out a bag on or a ski mask over his face, right? WRONG- he is from Detroit and they just don't give a F#ck!!!!!! Don't get me wrong. I have met some wonderful folks from Detroit. "D-Boys" definitely don't stunt and will cake you up in a minute. (Thinking to self..... Do they still play the Cheddar Boys up there?!?!?") Anyway, enjoy the photo. and isn't ironic that a "dark butt" is the one posing with the chain? I guess Yung Berg will REALLY HATE all "dark butts" nows!!!!! LOL!!!
Now, how mad do you think these dudes will be when they attempt to pawn the chain and find out that the diamonds are "fu-ga-zee" (however you spell that mess!!!!!!)

Felicia "Snoop" Pearson Arrested


Via Drew Reports: Felicia “Snoop” Pearson, the actress who played a cold-blooded killer of the same name on the HBO series The Wire, was arrested on minor drug charges last Thursday after police picked her up for refusing to cooperate as a witness in a murder trial, records show.




Members of the homicide unit forced entry into the 28-year-old’s Northeast Baltimore home Wednesday morning to serve a “body attachment” warrant, which would allow authorities to detain her, if necessary, until the Sept. 16 murder trial of Steven James Lashley.




Once inside the home, police said, they found two cigars containing suspected marijuana in an upstairs bedroom, and “loose plant material” was recovered from the top of a kitchen cabinet. Pearson was charged with one count of drug possession yesterday and was being held at Central Booking.




Authorities said Pearson watched Lashley stab three men, killing one, after an argument that began outside New York Fried Chicken on The Block in the fall of 2005, and she is expected to be called as a witness during the trial.

NEW MUSIC HOTNESS: TI ft. Kanye, Jay-Z, & Lil Wayne- "SLU- Swagger Like Us"



This joint is HOT!!!!! What better line-up than TI, Kanye, Jay-Z, AND Lil Wayne!!!!!!! Click here to listen!!!!! (source)

Friday, August 22, 2008

Da Brat Sentenced to 3 Years and Community Service


I guess it's safe to say that Lisa Raye (Da Brat's sister) is having the Best Week EVER!!!! Damn! All of her issues and now her sister is going to jail for 3 years!!!!


Via AJC: A DeKalb County judge sentenced rapper Da Brat to three years in prison Friday for striking a woman with a rum bottle at an Atlanta-area nightclub.






Superior Court Judge Gail Flake also sentenced the rapper, whose real name is Shawntae Harris, to seven years probation and 200 hours of community service.





The incident happened at a Halloween party at Studio 72 nightclub on Oct. 31, 2007. The club is on Ga. 29 near Tucker.






About six members of Harris’s family wept when a sheriff’s deputy took her into custody.






“I love y’all,” Harris, 34, said as she was led out of the courtroom.






“We love you, too,” the relatives replied in unison.






Harris entered a guilty plea to aggravated assault.






The victim, a waitress at the club, had to be hospitalized after being struck by Harris, and Flake said the woman suffered permanent facial scarring.






Harris and the victim had gotten into an altercation prior to the assault, police said at the time.

TI "What's Up" Video Shoot



LOVE the song and LMAO at TI for riding bikes through Bowen Homes.
He always makes a mockery of Shawty Lo!!!! This is almost as bad as when he went through Lil Flip's hood in Houston a few years back!






StyleRazzi Friday Music Blitz


Mariah Carey ft. LL Cool J & GhostFace "Lovin You Long Time-Remix"- snore but I love Ghostface so that's the only reason I'm posting this jam



Red Cafe "Paper Chasin"- This song is my JAM!!!!!!!! I think I have listened to it 10 times already this morning. Plus, Red Cafe could possibly "get it"!!!!! LOL!!! Enjoy



Young Dro- "We Can Do It" (produced by the homie C Gutta!!!!)

Thursday, August 21, 2008


Brian D. over at Atlantic Records deserves a raise. Honey, they have you working too hard. Anytime I open my inbox and get a press release about a rapper I have never heard of on the cover of a magazine I didn't even know still existed, it's time for someone to get a raise, a promotion, and a vacation!!!!!!! And Right On really needs to stop playing. I don't even think kids hang posters on their walls at home anymore, do they?

He's a cutie. Looks like jailbait though!!! LOL!!!

 
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