Ne-Yo is showing the world that he has more talents that expand beyond the music industry.Â Ne-Yo is set to debut his new hat line during Fashion Week at Saks Fifth Avenue. Ne-Yo didn’t give much commentary on what to expect from the hats. However, we’ve all seen Ne-Yo out in about displaying hats that still gave him his class, gentlemen look so I’m sure the hats will be something similar to that.
In addition to a new hat line, Ne-Yo is also working on a cartoon titled I Heart Tuesdays which will be on the Cartoon Network. I wonder what the cartoon show will be about. Ne-Yo has often mentions Carol Treat who was a teacher to him at the visual arts high school that he attended in Las Vegas. I guess Ne-Yo is putting his skills to test. READ MORE
Jay-Z and Kanye West’s newest video for their song No Church In The Wild is sure to have people talking. In The Throne’s newest video, they explore a concept that I’m not sure a lot of people are ready to think about. In the video, role reversal takes place where black people are shown as slave masters and white people as slaves. The video is very graphic and has scene where the white slave is being beaten with a whip and then later on viewers see all of the whips on the white slaves back while he is running from slave masters. READ MORE
Actress Tia Mowry-Hardict recently gave birth to her first son, Cree Taylor Hardict, and while all ended well, the final stages of her pregnancy were not the easiest. Last week’s episode of Tia & Tamera showed Tia trying a series of methods to get her breech baby to turn head-first as so she wouldn’t have to have a C-section. We’ve found this behind the scene clip of Tia using acupuncture to get the baby to come out the correct way.Â Check out next week’s episode.
The acupuncture seems to work pretty well on stimulating the baby. What do you think? Would you try it?
Kelly Rowland is at it again, working with director Sarah Chatfield on two new singles, “Lay It On Me”and “Down For Whatever.” Sarah Chatfield worked with Kelly on “Motivation” and it seems she liked Chatfield’s work. Rap-Up.com was able to get us some photos from the video shoot for “Lay It On Me” and it includes elephants and Kelly Rowland in catsuits. Rowland gets on the back of her male dancers in one scene, showing her sexual prowess and holds a foil cape in another scene.
“Down For Whatever” will be her international track.
President Obama will address the Congress during a joint-session tonight at 7 PM to discuss the countries dire economic state. With elections a little more than a year away, President Barack Obama has come under pressure from both the left and the right to create jobs for the millions of Americans that have been out of work since the start of the “Great Recession.” President Obama is expected to announce a $300 billion plan to get the economy roaring and creating jobs again. The package of ideas will more than likely include: unemployment insurance, spending to support construction jobs, tax relief, and aid to states to keep people in their jobs. The plan will also include a long-term plan of how to pay for this job creation plan. READ MORE
The lovely Brandy Norwood came through to perform at Atlanta Pride at Traxx Night Club. My girl did a medley of songs, including “What About Us” and “Right Here Waiting” and had fans screaming and singing along to every song. After showing up late, she apologized to fans who waited for 2 hour and a half. She later performed Almost Doesn’t Count acapella and killed it.
Much love to Brandy for coming out and showing ATL some love. She recently signed a new contract with RCA/Chameleon Records and will be working with Chris Brown, Frank Ocean and Rico Love (click here for more details).
Shoutout to Traxx Girls – They did it big this year. Nivea also came through to show the crowd some love.
Businessman Steve Stoute has recently launched “The Tanning Effect,” a web series with AOL HuffPost Media Group that deals with race, business and pop culture. On the show, the marketing genius will discuss the issues of race and business and how both are impacted by pop culture. Steve is currently the star of ABC’s “Shark Tank” and the author of The Tanning Of America: How the Culture of Hip-Hop Rewrote the Rules of the New Economy. Stoute is know for linking the entertainment industries top names with high profile business deals and endorsements (e.g Justin Timberlake/McDonald’s, LeBron James/State Farm Insurance) through his Translation Consultation & Brand Imaging company.
Mr. Stoute will be launching his book at HBCU Howard University tonight.
Money Records CEO Bryan “Birdman” Williams says there’s nothing suspicious about the first-week sales numbers for Lil Wayne’s “Tha Carter Four.” Birdman was a guest on Shade 45’s “Sway in the Morning” radio show where he denied buying copies of the record to inflate sales figures. Birdman says such a strategy really doesn’t make any sense, explaining that it’s essentially “hustling backwards.” The hip-hop executive goes on to say that they work “too hard” to try and be dishonest, adding that they appreciate all the love and support they’ve been receiving from fans. READ MORE