Â Last Night multi platinum hip hop artist Waka Flocka Flame, SEA Brand Clothing, and Complex Magazine, hosted the launch of his custom Brick Squad Monopoly snapback. The event, a culmination of an early January fan based initiative titled #WakaNewYear that brought Waka Flocka Flameâ€™s five and a half million plus Face Book fans together in choosing a cause tht he should support in 2012.
Â The winning cause, Anti- Bullying was chosen by the fans and triumphed over alternative education and arts education in inner cities. Once the cause was announced fans were asked to help the rapper design a snapback cap that would ultimately give back to the cause in perpetuity. 25% of all sales from the SEA/BSM custom snapback collaboration will be donated to the Pacerâ€™s National Bullying Prevention Center. Buy Hats Here Support
Already supported by mainstream celebrities such as Ellen DeGeneres, Waka Flocka Flameâ€™s extended fan base will not only help to fund but also help to shine a new light on the social problem of bullying plaguing children throughout the country and becoming increasingly violent in inner city school systems…
Director Spike Lee presented the special Jordan Spiz’ike Presidential Pack to the leader of the free world, Barack Obama. According toÂ TheShoeGame, a pair of Jordan Spiz’ike “Bordeaux” packaged in a rich mahogany case engraved with the presidential seal was presented to the president. No wonder he had a big smile on his face at that time.
The source said Â the sneakers will be available for general public next month, of course, without the presidential wooden case with the seal of the president of the United States!
In other newsÂ Spike Lee just premiered the fifth film in his “continuing chronicles of Brooklyn, N.Y.,” at the Sundance Film Festival, but the filmmaker is frustrated at the lack of diversity in the entertainment industry. Here’s his speech…
Will you be buying a pair of these shoes when they hit the market? Here’s some more flicks…
Â R&B star Ne-Yo is taking onÂ a new role in music. Billboard says the singer is moving from Def Jam to Motown Records, where he is becoming the senior VP of A&R. With his new gig, Ne-Yo will produce and mentor artists on the label and also help discover and sign new talent.
Ne-Yo says he’s “honored” to have such a “prestigious title,” adding that he plans to follow in the footsteps of his idol Smokey Robinson. Fans can look forward to watching Ne-Yo on the upcoming season of NBC’s “The Voice,” where he will help mentor Cee Lo Green’s team. Ne-Yo is also working on his fifth studio release, which is eyeing a summer release.
The His fifth studio album is about to drop Neyo breaks down the title of the project, “Mr. Perfect,” claiming the album is all about connecting with listeners. READ MORE
Â It looks like Sean “Diddy” Combs has another big business venture in the works. “Broadcasting & Cable” is citing sources who say the rap mogul is preparing to launch a music-themed cable network called Revolt. The network is reportedly planning to debut on December 12th, and is being described as a music and music news channel with an urban vibe. Comcast is said to be in charge of distributing Revolt, although a rep for Comcast would not comment on the network. READ MORE
Mary J. Blige says she’s sad that her song “The Living Proof” from the film “The Help” didn’t pick up an Oscar nomination on Tuesday. The R&B superstar was on “Live with Kelly” yesterday promoting the movie as a co-host with the lovely Kelly Ripa (I watch every morning).Â After the show Mary sent out a tweet after the nominations were announced saying that it “feels like the Academy is being mean” by only nominating two songs.
Mary added that she remains “thankful” to all the “true fans.” “The Living Proof” was looking to be a nominee for Best Original Song.
While there are usually five nominees, this year the Academy only selected two songs for the category.
Bret McKenzie’s “Man or Muppet” from “The Muppets” made the cut, as did Sergio Mendes’ “Real in Rio” from the film “Rio.”
The 84th Academy Awards will take place on February 26th and air live on ABC. Here’s her video “The Living Proof”…
Love & Hip Hop seasonÂ 2 Finale aired last night on VH1. Â If you didn’t know the show follows the lives, loves and careers of six women in the hip-hop music industry.
Season Finale Synopsis: Is Olivia finally on the path to success? Will Emily & Fab live happily ever after? Jim and Chrissy confront the inevitable: will they marry or split up? Can Kimbella move past her video vixen past and settle into a more classic role with her boyfriend Juelz Santana? And how exactly will Yandy re-position herself now that sheâ€™s dropped her number one client after 7 years.
Just so you know Vh1 is currently working on Love and hip hop’ Atlanta’ and ‘Miami‘, the shows producers do not know which city they will tape first. The shows producers are currently casting, but haven’t chosen the full cast from either city. The cast that’s completed Â first, will be first to start taping. Word is Miami is looking like the winner!!!
Due to the feds action against Megaupload, the file sharing services are running scared and it is very hard to find links to the show. This is the only working link at the time, and it is slow. You have to let the video load totally, and then rewind to play. Here’s the show:Â READ MORE
Â Halle Berry’s ex-boyfriend is being investigated by police for allegedly endangering their daughter. Authorities are investigating Gabriel Aubry for both misdemeanor child endangerment and misdemeanor battery. Aubry was reportedly supposed to take their three-year-old daughter Nahla to school last Wednesday,Â but kept her home instead. READ MORE