Over the weekend I had the chance to attend the world largest battle of the bands,– “The Honda’s ‘Battle of the Bands,’” in Atlanta GA. The event was hosted by one of Atlanta’s top radio personalities Ryan Cameron. This was the tenth year the battle has taken placed and it was crazy, “I was in the band at CAU when it first started.”   My homie, Monica rocked the crowd performing hits ‘Don’t Take It Personal’, and ‘Anything (To Find You)’, as the headlined act. Mo told all her twitter fans her forthcoming album ‘New Life’ is complete and awaiting label approval. (Click Here To See All THe Photos)
 An enthusiastic crowd of some 60,000 fans, students and alumni packed the C on Saturday to be part of the one-of-a-kind spectacle Invitational Showcase. (Click Here To See All THe Photos)

 Also in the building was Ludacris and his lovely girlfriend Eudoxie who came out to show support. Just so yall know Ludacris is about to open a restaurant in Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, called “Chicken and beer” … Make sure yall also go get a pair of his new headphone’s  “SOUL by Ludacris”… (Click Here To See All THe Photos)

In addition to the marching band performances at the Invitational Showcase, HBOB includes an HBCU Recruitment Fair engaging high school students with representatives of HBCU schools..

Laz Alonso and V-103 personality Sytonnia was in the building. Each of the eight schools that participated in this year’s Invitational Showcase earned $20,000 in grant money for their school’s music scholarship program. In all, more than $200,000 in music scholarship grants were awarded to 41 schools participating in the 2012 Honda Battle of the Bands program.

In other news ThatGrapeJuice posted a snippet: of Monica and Brandy’s new ‘It All Belongs To Me’ …

Monica and Brandy‘s new single ‘It All Belongs To Me’ is a few days away from release; but last night a snippet of the cut surfaced. Via the #1 Brandy outlet online, Brandy Source …. Sounds like a hit!!!!


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