Lady Gaga Fame Monster Deluxe Album Artwork

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This is a shot for the Fame Monster Deluxe Album artwork booklet. Dope work by photographer Dave Chapelle. I find myself lost for words as I look at all the pictures. I then ask myself, what is the artistic vision behind this shoot?

This shoot depicts Kanye West carrying the eccentric Lady Gaga.  This is an eclectic piece of artwork, but I think there is a deeper meaning to the photo. Like, why is this man holding this chic with a volcano behind him in the jungle barefoot? lol Maybe I missed the point…

Tell me what you think….What do you see when view this picture? Shot out to the homie Necoelbitchie.com for the pic’s

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Eurweb is reporting that Sinbad is in really deep doo-doo with the IRS. According to the Detroit News, the Benton Harbor native owes more than $8.15 million in delinquent federal taxes and the U.S. Attorney General’s office wants his house sold to help satisfy the debt, according to federal court records.

On Dec. 10, an assistant U.S. attorney asked a federal judge to foreclose on several tax liens and determine whether the 53-year-old comedian is the true owner of a $1.5 million home in Hidden Hills, Calif.

Sinbad, whose real name is Sinbad Adkins, rose to fame on “Star Search” in the 1980s before starring in a string of movies like “Houseguest” and tv shows, really owns the property, the government claims.

On Dec. 11, the day after the government filed the case, Sinbad filed Chapter 7 bankruptcy in California, listing between $10 million and $50 million in liabilities and less than $50,000 in assets. That might cause a slight hiccup for the IRS in pursuit of a settlement.

The IRS claims Sinbad filed federal income tax returns for years 1998 through 2006 but failed to pay the reported taxes.

Here’s a breakdown of his IRS debt:

* 1998: $2,358,563
* 1999: $1,136,002
* 2000: $1,170,451
* 2001: $953,758
* 2002: $626,045
* 2003: $542,942
* 2004: $612,367
* 2005: $157,934
* 2006: $599,663

It’s REALLY a Different World for Sinbad now…

Nike Straps Up The Blazer High

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Sneakers with straps were a huge success this year thanks to Kanye West. Nike took the strapped approach with the Blazer High and this is the result. A dark cinder color-up with five straps are featured on these Blazers. Perfect kicks for the cold winter days! They are now available at select Nike accounts. Ripped from TheShoeGame.com

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Atlanta rap star Gucci Mane isn’t letting his lack of freedom prevent him from planning a big 2010. MTV News recently spoke to the incarcerated emcee, who says he will be dropping two new albums next year. He states, quote, “I got an album coming out April 2010. It’s called ‘The State vs. Radric Davis: The Appeal.'” Gucci says the album is already recorded, and is currently being mixed and mastered. The “Spotlight” rapper adds that his “The State vs. Radric Davis” series will be a trilogy, with the third installment arriving next December. Gucci Mane explains, quote, “The final [will be called] ‘The State vs. Radric Davis: The Verdict.’ That’ll be [in stores] December of 2010.”

Gucci Mane began serving a 12 month jail sentence for a probation violation last month. The rapper’s lawyer, Dwight L. Thomas, tells MTV that he’s hoping Gucci will be released sometime early next year. Gucci Mane’s “The State vs. Radric Davis” album arrived on December 8th. It debuted at number ten on the Billboard 200 chart after selling 90-thousand copies.

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Lil’ Wayne got caught in some mess the other night after his bus got pulled over when drug dogs smelled weed around his bus . The Border Patrol says Wayne and the others were questioned and charges are pending. His lawyer tells TMZ that while some people did receive citations, Lil’ Wayne was not one of them.

Lil’ Wayne, along with 11 other people, was detained yesterday in Falfurrias, Tex. by the United States Border Patrol after marijuana was discovered on board his tour bus.

Wayne pled guilty in October to attempted criminal possession of a weapon stemming from a 2007 traffic stop of his tour bus. He is set to spend a year in jail and will appear for sentencing in February 2010.

UPDATE — The Laredo Entertainment Center, where Lil’ Wayne was supposed to perform last night but didn’t, tells TMZ he will perform there tonight to make up for the canceled show.

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MediaTakeOut.com told you a few months ago that Mathew and Tina Knowles marriage was over. Well Tina’s made it official!!!

Last month we learned that Tina Knowles filed for divorce from Beyonces’ dad Mathew last month. With every divorce, there is a divison of finances, and there is a lot of money to split between the two due to the enormous success of Beyonce.

As Beyonce’s manager, Mathew got approximately 25% of Beyonce’s $150M earnings during her career, which amounts to $37.5 million to date. Beyonce is set to sign a $300 MILLION deal with Las Vegas’ Wynn Casino. If that deal goes through, Mathew stands to get $75 MILLION.

BUT, after recently getting one of his jump offs pregnant, child support is going to hit Mathew in the head anyway.

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Legally, Tina has a right to a portion of the funds, but I’m quite sure she is finacially secured as well. The lawyers will ensure she gets what she deserves. In the end, Mathew will lose more than his marriage…but also his money.

So, is it about love, or money? Shot out to Alleyesonwho.com for the tip. Let me know what yall think…

5th Annual Saving Our Daughters Bratz Toy Giveaway

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Grammy Song Writer Sean Garrett teamed up with Tyler Perry’s Meet The Browns new young actress, Logan Browning for the 5th Annual Saving Our Daughters Bratz Toy Giveaway. Over 100 little girls were surprised as they received their favorite Bratz Dolls by the celebs which also included Tiny taking a quick break time from her BET show to call the girls and give them a shout out.
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The Saving Our Daughters event was sponsored by Sean Garrett and was supported by Radio One Hot 107.9 in Atlanta.

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Veteran music producer Don Vito could possibly be Atlanta’s most known unknown producer. Before the city became the music hub of the south, “the urban legend” put in work to earn the title, having created smashes for A-town Hip Hop forefathers Raheem The Dream, Kilo and Ghetto Mafia to name a few. I had a wonderful time as I partied with the new homie, Superstar Producer Don Vito.

Gary, Indiana-made, Atlanta, Georgia-paid, the producer born Rodney Richard entered Hip Hop as a DJ studying Southern icons such as Grammy-winning DJ Toomp, star-making DJ Nabs and hit-crafting DJ Cooly C. Their duality as both DJ and producer would eventually rub off on Vito as he hopped from behind the tables and behind the board to produce artists that unbeknownst to him, would become Southern Hip Hop legends. Clear here to see all the pictures. READ MORE