R&B songstress Monica hosted a private listening session for her eighth studio album Code RED last night. Atlanta’s top tastemakers, media, and DJs all came out to Patchwerk Recording Studio to preview the album before it hits stores on September 18, 2015. Monica’s husband, NBA player Shannon Brown was right beside his wife showing his love and support last night.Rapper Young Jeezy also came out to hear Monica’s new album Code RED. The two entertainers are longtime friends and support each other all the time.Chart topping music producer Polow Da Don was also in attendance to preview Monica’s new album. The studio was also filled with many other industry front runners including “Art Behind The Tape” co-author DJ Mars, “Never Sold Dope” Maven Brand CEO Keinon Johnson, Straight From The A’s Michelle Brown, and more. Check out all the pictures from the Code RED listening session below. READ MORE
Tameka “Tiny” Cottle’s daughter Zonnique just dropped two bombs on her fans. First, the Grand Hustle princess payed homage to her mom Tiny in an Xscape “Understanding” tribute video. Plus she is about to release the video for her debut single “Nun For Free” featuring Young Thug.
The Xscape tribute video features Zonnique, Tiny’s niece Kelsie, OMG girls former group member Bahja, and close family friend QT Jazz and it was recorded right after TVOne’s Xscape Unsung series came on. (By the way…I heard that Tiny and Kandi were not happy about how the way they were portrayed in the show and plan to fix it.)
Tiny was very moved by the tribute video and is so proud of her girls. All four of them are growing up very fast. Check out the Xscape “Understanding” Tribute video below.
2 Chainz has been relentlessly releasing new videos from his “Trapavelli Tre” mixtape, which is available now on Livemixtapes. It’s produced by Honorable C-Note, and the title says it all, in regards to the visuals of the video.
British pop star Rita Ora has released a remix to her “Body On Me” single with Chris Brown, featuring Fetty Wap. The steamy video to the original track was recently released to rave reviews.
K.R.I.T releases an exclusive song about his favorite car, an 86 Chevy Monte Carlo. It has the signature southern KRIT sound, equipped with a repetitive soul sample, and an old school 90’s feel. his “Kritically Acclaimed” tour is set to kick off in Oct.
On Monday nights reunion (Aug 24) it got real and it was just part 1! Young Joc’s skeletons were exposed, from him apparently still sleeping with the mother of his children Sina, to being accused of trying to have sex with Karlie Redd at Mendeecees and Yandy’s wedding. The cast calls Karlie out on being messy and question where her loyalty lies. Tensions rise between Stevie J and Nikko, and Joseline has no filter the entire episode! Tensions also rise between Erica, Scrappy, and Bambi. And after throwing shade at one another the entire season, Jessica Dime and Joseline finally have a talk. READ MORE
On Monday nights (Aug 24) episode of She’s Got Game, which airs on VH1, tensions are high on the first stop of Jayceon’s tour when two of the women get into a verbal fight. The Game also starts to question his liking for Priscilla because of her reputation, and then KiKi admits that she is falling for Jayceon. READ MORE
On Saturday nights episode of Livin Lozada (Aug 22) Evelyn and her friend pick back up where they left off in trying to find a deserving bride for Evelyn’s wedding dress. Evelyn’s decides to post online about the dress giveaway and Evelyn and her friend, Rob, spend time going through hundreds of emails in efforts to pick the bride of their choice. In the meantime, Daneka books several appointments for Shaniece to meet with modeling agencies because she has decided to once again focus on her modeling career after being denied once before.
Later, in the mist of everything going on this episode, Evelyn gets a call from her mentor, Iyanla Vanzant. She tells Evelyn that she is in LA and would love to to visit her. It has been three years since they have seen one another, and it will be her first time meeting baby Leo and Shaniece. READ MORE