What a way to top of ATL Live Park Tavern first annual show. ATL Live on Park Tavern started a year ago by music industry veteran Shanti Das and Marlon Nichols who were both on a quest to bring classic R&B music back to Atlanta, an element we were definitely missing in this day and age. So every second Tuesday of the month Shanti put together showcases that gave new artists that were signed to record labels a platform to display their musical craft. At the end of the showcase there would always be a headliner that paved the way to the artist of our future.
On tonights roster were emerging JIVE Records acts Jawan Harris and Big Heed & Alien, Fonzworth Bentley and R&B veteran group NEXT. Needless to say the line up was amazing, bringing the crowd an variety array musical selection. I have to say I was definitely impressed with Fonzworth’s performance, he is definitely an entertainer and strives to give his audiences quality performances.
But you know I have to be bias because finally the homies from “NEXT” definitely went hard. Don’ t get it twisted they maybe veterans in the game but nothing about them speaks Vet. From the dance routines, constant high powered energy, quality vocal arrangements, and physical appearance (NoHomo) but the brothers are doing their thing making me wanna get my lazy self in the gym so I can get some of their groupies. Great performance my dudes and we will definitely be on the lookout for the upcoming album from NEXT once it’s complete.
Lauryn Hill has is back…… or so we thought.Â After years of flying under the radar Ms.Â HillÂ isÂ Â back in the spotlight and showing theÂ world what real music is. JustÂ recently she killed aÂ performance at theÂ Coachella festival.Â We may have to put that excitement on hold, at least for 9 monthsÂ plus 6 weeks of maternity leave. LOLÂ Â If the rumors are true Lauryn is knocked upÂ AGAINÂ with herÂ sixth child.
Speculation began last month in Los Angeles when she hintedÂ that she could be pregnant, joking calling herself the â€œmost fertile mother in America,â€ before singing her hit record dedication to her first son, â€œZion.â€ Just this past weekend at a performance at the Jazz & Heritage Festival in New Orleans,Â Lauryn rocked a baggy dress making folks question if the jokes and rumors are true.Â She also told the crowd sheâ€™s holding onto a â€œbig secret.â€
Although only 5 months into the OWN launch, Oprah Winfrey says she would haveÂ done itÂ differently if she had it to do all over again. Recently we reported that Christina Norman was dismissed as CEO of the network.
When asked by Entertainment Weekly if she regrets kicking off her network while still airing her talk show (which ends this month after 25 years), Winfrey says, â€œIâ€™ve thought maybe it would have been better to wait until this completely ended and then literally use [Oprah] as a launch pad.
Jumping the Broom star Mike Epps or Da Da as I like to call him was served legal papers during his stand-up show this past weekend in Texas. The legal papers were from a fight Epps had in December with a phtographer at a Detroit night club.
The video shows a lady throwing papers on the stage in the middle of his performance and walking off. Check the video of Mike’s response to being served the papers:
Lil Wayne’s “I Am Music Two Tour” is getting new life this summer. Weezy has announced plans to extend his trek with 40 more shows. The new dates get under way July 13th at the Comcast Theater in Hartford, Connecticut. The tour will then hit cities like Atlanta, Minneapolis, Phoenix, San Diego and Denver before wrapping up September 11th in Woodlands, Texas. With fellow Young Money rapper Nicki Minaj set to open for Britney Spears this summer, Lil Wayne has made a few changes to his tour’s lineup. MTV News says the trek will now feature performances from Keri Hilson, Far East Movement and Lloyd. Miami rap star Rick Ross will remain on the tour.
The first leg of Lil Wayne’s “I Am Music Two Tour” launched back in March and wrapped up on May 1st at the Bamboozle Festival in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Prior to returning to the road, Lil Wayne will drop his new record “Tha Carter Four.” The album is due in stores on June 21st.
Here are the dates for Lil Wayne’s “I Am Music Two Tour” READ MORE
According to TMZ, Shaunie O’Neal’s was at LAX when she blasted Bosh, claiming he
“must like wasting money on attorneys.”
The Heat power forward recently sued Shaunie over her reality show “Basketball Wives.” Shaunie executive produces the show — and Bosh is trying to block his baby mama, Allison Mathis, from joining the cast. Shaunie claims Allison was never going to be on the show, but sources close to the production tell us Allison was only cut after Bosh unleashed his legal pit bulls. READ MORE
Jermaine Dupri has managed to avoid foreclosure. WSBTV.com is reporting that the hip-hop producer’s northwest Atlanta mansion was set for auction earlier this month, but the sale was called off at the last moment. The law firm in charge of the auction did not say why it was canceled. Suntrust Bank first started foreclosure on a loan of more than two-point-five-million-dollars. According to the Georgia Department of Revenue, Jermaine owes almost 494-thousand-dollars in back taxes for 2007. He also reportedly owes a company 12-thousand-dollars for managing his house, and another 14-thousand-dollars for unpaid property taxes on another piece of property.
After bringing out Alicia Keys a few weeks back, Prince kept the surprises going during his 21 nights at The Forum on Thursday by bringing out Whitney Houston for â€œMusicologyâ€. It didnâ€™t stop there though. Below, Whitney assists Chaka Khan for â€œTell Me Something Goodâ€.