Thursday, March 31, 2011

NYC's First Female Cab Driver Tells Interesting Story

I came across this very interesting article about New York City's first female cab driver, Ms. Gertrude Jeanette. The actress drove cabs in NYC and even went so far as to go downtown to grab fares, when blacks weren't allowed outside of Harlem to pick up fares. This is an interesting read and you can find out more about Ms. Gertrude Jeanette and why Harlem celebrates this actress (here). 

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Mateo Premieres His Mixtape - "Love & Stadiums"

ST premiered R&B newcomer, Mateo's video, "Don't Shoot Me Down" which featured Goapele and AB Liva, and now he drops his premiere mixtape, Love and Stadiums. You can grab your download (here). 

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Camp Lo & Pete Rock – 80 Blocks From Tiffany’s (Mixtape)

Trackstar The DJ and DJ Mark Divita put together a masterpiece with this mixtape 80 Blocks From Tiffany's which is a mixtape of Camp Lo rhyming over Pete Rock's instrumentals. This mixtape is the pacifier that will hold us over until the official Camp Lo and Pete Rock album. Below is one of the new joints off of the Mixtape called, "Sky High". Download the entire 20 track mixtape (here). 

Raphael Saadiq “Stone Rollin’” (video)

Stone Rollin'Raphael Saadiq drops his second visual from his forthcoming album Stone Rollin' which is set to drop in the beginning of May. Raphael has a way to bring back that soul and funk sound and make it sound fresh. Also check out his video for Radio

Unreleased Common - "Follow Me"

So we get some unreleased Common and rumor has it that this cut was recorded during the making of his  Like Water for Chocolate album. Read more about this hidden gem (here). Also check out Common drop 16 Bars of Freestyle (here) in case you missed it.

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Swizz Beatz – "Everyday (Coolin’)" feat. Eve

Swizz' latest Monster Mondays track, "Everyday (Coolin')" featuring Eve. Now if you're looking for lyrics, forget about it, but if you want to get the party rocking, then I can see this cut spinning on a couple of turntables. Grab your download (here). 

Monday, March 28, 2011

Philadelphia Eagles' Jason Peters Arrested for Driving w/Loud Music

Can you imagine playing your favorite tune in the car a little too loud and costs you $628? Well Philadelphia Eagles' tackle Jason Peters had to post $628 bond after being arrested in Shreveport., La., for violating the city's loud music ordinance and resisting arrest.
Police spokesman Bill Goodin said Monday that Peters refused to show his driver's license after police stopped him Saturday night because of the volume of music coming from his vehicle. The charge of resisting arrest was added because of Peters refused to show his license to officers.

Soulcial Series Presents Eric Roberson and Avery Sunshine Live in Houston

Shouts out to The Soulcial Series thats been bringing great soul acts to the Houston area and this weekend The Soulcial Series brought Avery Sunshine and Eric Roberson to Houston. Now the show was off the hook and both artist tore it down.The crowd captured (and YouTube) Erro singing my favorite song off of the Left album and Avery doing one of my favorite joints from her, Pinin'.

The First Lady to Speak to Spelman College Graduates

The first lady, Michelle Obama will speak to Spelman College graduates the White House announced this past Friday. The ceremony will be May 15th and scheduled to receive honorary degrees are Debbie Allen and Phylicia Rashad.

Hispanic Population Exceeds 50 Million, Becomes USA’s No. 2 Group

The numers from the 2010 U.S. Census Bureau are slowly being counted and it seems that the Hispanic population in the U.S. is topping 50 million, officially solidifying the country's second-largest group.

Pastor Tells Congregation to Tell Neighbor, "F.U."

The pastor  Dr. R.A. Vernon tells his congregation to call your ex-lover and ex-friends and tell them, "F.U.!!!" Don't be fooled by the surface, check out the video below.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

R.I.P. DJ Megatron

Corey McGriff aka DJ Megatron was gundown and murdered early this moring near his home in Staten Island, NYC. The 32-year-old Dj was a regular on BET's 106 and Park and was a rising star in the Hip Hop world. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family. Read more (here).

Friday, March 25, 2011

Guinness Refuses To Recognize Oldest Woman Due To Slave Laws

Because Blacks were treated like animals in America and didn't keep slave records of birth, Guinness is refusing to recognized Rebecca Lanier who is 119 years old as the world’s oldest person, due to the fact that she had slave parents and could not obtain a birth certificate.

Woman Opens “Fat Ho” Burgers In Texas

She sold her car, sold her computer, and invested in herself to open her own business. The name of her business,  "Fat Ho Burgers". Yes, REALLY!!  Read (here)

Thursday, March 24, 2011

John Legend Covers Adele's "Rolling In The Deep"

I guess when John Legend decides to cover your song, you have arrived. Here he takes on Adele's song, "Rolling In The Deep". You can check out Adele's version and video (here).

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New Book is Saying Paris Hilton 'Can't Stand Black Guys'

Reports are surficing out of Los Angeles that Paris Hilton told a friend “I can’t stand black guys. I would never touch one” according to a new book by Neil Strauss called Everyone Loves You When You’re Dead.
HILTON: I went out with that guy last night.
STRAUSS: Which guy?
HILTON: (points to an actor in Saving Private Ryan): We were making out, but then we went somewhere where it was bright and I saw that he was black and made an excuse and left. I can’t stand black guys. I would never touch one. It’s gross. (pauses). Does that guy look black to you?
STRAUSS: How black does a guy have to be?
HILTON: One percent is enough for me.
Read more (here).

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Mateo - "Don't Shoot Me Down" Feat. Goapele & Ab Liva

I just got turned on to this guy Mateo thanks to Goapele's Facebook page. I gave the song a listen and off of first listen, I said to myself, "I Like. I Like a lot". Actually that's what I posted on Goapele's FB thread and I gave this song another listen. Mateo is set to drop his Love and Stadiums Mixtape on 3/30 and here is his first visual from the project. The song is entitled, "Don't Shoot Me Down" and it features Goapele and Ab Liva.

Robin Roberts Talk About Chris Brown The Day After Incident

F.A.M.E. (Deluxe Edition)By now we've heard about Chris Brown on Good Morning America and his interview with Robin Roberts. Well check out today's show and what Robin had to say about Chris and his inexcusable behavior. 

Man Shows Up for DUI Court Date with Four Cans of Beer

Keith Gruber showed up to his DUI court appearance with an open can of beer and a bag with four cans of Busch beer inside. He was thrown in jail without bond. Read more (here). 

4-Year-Old United States Citizen Gets Deported

A four-year-old girl was traveling back to the US from Guatemala with her grandfather after visiting relatives there. Upon returning to the states, officials realized that her grandfather entered the country illegally in the past and he was detained. During his detainment, he got sick, and officials did not attempt to look for the little girl's family in US, instead, she was deported back to Guatemala. She's a US citizen and have every right to return home. SMH at this one. Read more (here). 

Police Kick Cowboys' Dez Bryant Out of the Mall for 'Sagging' Pants

"Pants on the Ground. Pants on the Ground. You looking like a fool, with your pants on the ground". That was the infamous line by last year's American Idol contestant, Larry Platt (Click here if you missed that). but unfortunately there are still some 'fools' who like their pants on the ground. Hence, the Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant, who was recently ejected from an upscale Dallas shopping mall and given a criminal trespass warning from off-duty police officer after a dispute over some 'sagging' pants worn by him and some of his companions. Read more (here). 

Elizabeth Taylor Dies at 79

R.I.P. to a silver screen legend, Ms. Elizabeth Taylor. The former actress and AIDS activist past earlier today. The cause has not yet been reported, but the 79-year-old actress had been hospitalized in recent weeks due to congestive heart failure. Read more (here). 

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Pole Dancing For God (That's What They Call It)

I had to post this, but I'm keeping my comments to myself. Hey if you like it, I love it. 

Anthony David Drops His Album- "As Above, So Below"

Above So BelowMy dude Anthony David releases his 5th album, As Above, So Below. The Grammy nominated artist is long overdue for the props he deserve, but he just stays on his grind making good music. The Savannah native now calls Atlanta home and if you've heard any of his albums, then you know that he is a proud Georgian. Preview his album (here) and if you want to purchase AD's album, As Above, So Below grab it (here).