Cardin: The Next Great Music Producer

The Kingston Jamaica native is easily one of my newest producers on the come-up. With musical comparisons from such prominent artists like Quincy Jones and Kanye West, Cardin working his ass off for his love of music.

The musical geniuses behind the albums— none other than legends Quincy Jones and Micheal Jackson— became his biggest inspiration and aroused in him an unending fascination with songwriting and production.

Now LA based, Cardin is actively taking steps in the game to have the whole world hear his music.
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After Alicia arrived at her Black Ball–which raises millions of dollars of orphans suffering from AIDS in Africa and India–she took to Twitter to express her disappointment with scheduled performer George Michael.

She said:

“#Blackball Uk was a TREMENDOUS Success!!!! but one question…..what kind of person bails on 15million orphans…..#GEORGEMICHEAL???? ;-(.”

But what she likely didn’t realize at the time is that George tweeted three days ago that he was suffering from a jaw infection:

On the weekend, got some kind of infection in my lower jaw and the left side of my face now resembles a READ MORE

Brandy Lands New Role On TV Show

One of the loves of my life Brandy is returning to TV. the vocalist has landed a recurring role on the Lifetime drama “Drop Dead Diva.” Brandy will play a nurse named Elisa who has a romantic history with Josh Stamberg’s character, J. Parker. Brandy says she’s “thrilled” to be on the series for at least three episodes, adding that “Drop Dead Diva” is one of her favorite shows. Brandy isn’t the only famous face that will be appearing on the upcoming season of “Drop Dead Diva.” LeAnn Rimes, Wanda Sykes, Clay Aiken and Kathy Griffin have also agreed to guest roles. The next season of Lifetime’s “Drop Dead Diva” will make its debut this Sunday at 9:00 p.m. Eastern.
Brandy was previously a star on the TV series “Moesha.” She has also had guest roles on the shows “Reba” and “Sabrina, The Teenage Witch.”

Sin City better start making room for Lil Wayne. The hip-hop heavyweight tells MTV News he would love to one day follow in the footsteps of artists like Elton John and Celine Dion and land a regular gig in Las Vegas. Weezy says being Vegas’ first rap act is definitely part of his “plan,” although he doesn’t want to make the move until “later on down the line.”

Fans all over the country will be getting another opportunity to see Wayne perform this summer. He’s kicking off the second leg of his “I Am Music Two Tour” next month. Lil Wayne says he’d like to perform “forever,” adding that even when he’s 50 he will probably be looking for some tour dates.
Lil Wayne’s “I Am Music Two Tour” will begin on July 13th with a show in Hartford, Connecticut. The rap star will also be dropping his new album, “Tha Carter Four,” on August 29th.

June 16, 2011 marks what would have been the 40th birthday of rap’s late, great fallen son, Tupac Amaru Shakur. His short but polarizing life – mixed with brilliant music and acting, personal triumphs and tragedies, and mysteries yet to be unraveled – is still fodder for media hounds and fans across the globe even today.

1) Tupac would have made peace with all of his enemies had he lived to 40. He was already doing this with groups in the east like Duck Down and Busta Rhymes, and he even reportedly made peace with Nas before he was gunned down in Vegas.

2) Perhaps, Tupac would have returned to his East Coast origins and aligned with Nas and one of the Marley sons to form a supergroup.

3) There was strong evidence that ‘Pac was going to move into some form of community activism had he lived.

4) ‘Pac probably would have started a revolution somewhere.

5) Tupac would have been a strong advocate for education equality, specifically targeting kids growing up in the inner city, as he understood the advantages of being in the know.

6) Tupac would have started a foundation geared towards drug rehabilitation, ex-offender reentry, and/or fatherhood given his experience growing up with a drug-addicted mother and absent father. He understood the implication on children and the overall family unit. Tupac loved the kids!

7) He would have received an NAACP Award or Nobel Peace Prize for having contributed to stop the violence campaigns across urban areas of the United States.

8) Tupac would have fully revived the Black Panther movement with the Thug Life movement, and they would have made social progress with respect to bettering race relations through understanding all cultures.

9) Tupac would have made a life-changing, international pilgrimage, returning after his experiences to record some of his best work ever and then retire.

10) Tupac would have lobbied on Capitol Hill for civil rights for ex-felons. Heck, why shouldn’t ex-cons carry guns? READ MORE

Oprah Is Coming To Atlanta

Last month we were all up in arms over Lady O retiring! Welp, there goes that because Ms. Winfrey is heading down to A Town. On October 15 mark your calendars Team O is taking over.

Oprah plans a day long event at the Georgia World Congress Center aimed at readers of “O, The Oprah Magazine.” The event will feature speakers including O-faves Suze Orman, Dr. Mehmet Oz and Nate Berkus. READ MORE

CyHi The Prynce: Royal Flush 2 Listening Session

Atlanta’s new lyrical ambassador CyHi The Prynce hosted a private event last night with invites extended only to selected media, Atlanta’s top DJ’s and socialites.

The Listening Lounge was held at the beautiful Aurum Lounge on Tuesday, June 14, 2011 showcasing songs from the highly anticipated mixtape, Royal Flush 2.

The event had a few surprise guest including Maybach Music Group’s Pillz , Verse Simmons, DJ Spinz and more. The mixtape features Trey Songz, Big Sean, B.O.B., Pusha T, Yelawolf, Pillz and more.

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Shaq and Shaunie have a Sex Tape

Shaquille O’Neal is caught in the middle of a criminal case in which seven gang members allegedly kidnapped, assaulted and robbed a man who claimed to have a tape showing Shaq having sex with other women while he was married to Shaunie. READ MORE