Friday, June 24, 2011

Jennifer Hudson - "No One Gonna Love You"

Jennifer Hudson drops a new visual for her single, "No One Gonna Love You" and I must say, the chair dance routine is on point. I also love the direction of the video where a female watching the beginning may be ready to jump on the 'man hater' bus but slow down, watch the complete video, and enjoy. Grab JH's I Remember Me Album (here) if you haven't gotten this album already. 

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Lupe Fiasco Speaks On The O’Reilly Factor About Terrorism

Bill O'Reilly defending Obama is COMEDY! Wish I had the entire interview, but just hearing Bill defend Obama is enough laughter for my day. Of course, Bill does as he always do with his guest, 'talking over their responses', but Lupe actually holds his own in this debate/discussion and holds true to his point of view. 

New Jean Grae Mixtape – "Cookies Or Comas"

Its finally here. Jean Grae drops her Cookies or Comas Mixtape and its hosted by DJ Drama and as Drama says, "PAY ATTENTION!". Jean Greasy is one of the most underrated Emcees in the business regardless of gender and fans of hers have waited sometime for this Mixtape as a prelude to her Cake or Death album, which is due out later this year. In the meantime, grab your Free download (here).
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Missy Elliott Diagnosed with Graves Disease

Missy Elliot revealed she's been suffering with Graves' disease for some time, as early as 2008. Though the talented entertainer is fighting this disease that has no cure, she continues to work on new music and projects. Our prayers over here at ST are with Missy and her family. Read more (here). Also check out Missy and Timbaland's "Take Your Clothes Off" (here). 

Reggae Star Buju Banton Sentenced to Ten Years

Today Reggae star Buju Banton was sentenced to 10 years in U.S. Federal Prison for his role in allegedly setting up a cocaine deal in Miami in December 2009. The 38-year-old Reggae star, born Mark Myrie was sentenced to 10 years in prison after he was found guilty of conspiracy to posses, with the intent to distribute cocaine. Although the details of this case were very fishy early on as an informant was paid a commission ($50K), video of Buju tasting the coke is what ended it for Buju. Our prayers here at ST are with Buju and his family. With good behavior, he could be out in 6. Read more (here).  

Chris Brown and Frank Ocean Have Twitter 'Beef'

Attention Chris Brown and Frank Ocean!!! We like you both, but this is very childish and non-professional. Over the weekend, Chris Brown and Frank Ocean got into a Twitter Beef (yeah, another Twitter beef for CB). I saw a couple of the Tweets, but I ignored the drama. I do know that during the 'beef', The Game joined in and asked the 'little hommies' not to 'beef'. Game also Tweeted about being a model and how 'beef' will hurt everything you worked for. I respect The Game for trying to enlighten the youngsters, but I guess the 'beef' still went on. Whether these are Chris Brown's cousins or hommies, this is a 'punk' move and I doubt seriously if Chris Brown 'okayed' this. CAN YOU GUYS JUST MAKE MUSIC AND STOP TRYING TO BE GANGSTER!!

LA Kicks Off The First Annual "Black Girls Rock & Roll Tour" Tomorrow

Now we know BLACK GIRLS ROCK and tomorrow is the first annual Black Girls Rock & Soul Tour. The tour will celebrate contributions by women of color in all genres of music and will be headlined by DJ Lo Down Loretta Brown aka Erykah Badu. For more info click (here). 

5 Year Old Drops Some Lyrics Over Biggie's "Hypnotize", But Is This Really 'Cute"?

I hate to say this, but I like this kid rap, "Powerwheel Cadillacs, You know how we do it." LOL!!! Just wished he didn't drop a couple of curse words. So for the parents writing this kids lyrics, please do like Heavy D next time and "Don't Curse". 

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Autum Ashante is 13-Years-Old and Headed to UCONN This Fall

With all the negative news we get about our children, its always great to get some good news to celebrate. Autum Ashante is a 13-year-old high school graduate, that will be starting college at UCONN this fall. The Bronx teen plans on studing medicine. Read more about Autum (here).

New Common - "Summer Madness" From the Cocaine 80's FreEP

This summer's playlist is getting very heavy. Especially when a Common track comes out of no where. Shouts out to FakeShoreDrive for giving out the info on this track off a mysterious EP, from The Cocaine 80's. The Cocaine 80's is the brainchild of ChiTown's producer, No I.D. and it features Common along with a few others artists and the music is off the chain. This is a must. To get your FREE download of The Cocaine 80's EP all they ask is that you pay for it with a Tweet. Yep, a Tweet and you can do that (here). And while you're at it, #follow @skelletop.

7 Year Old Steals Step-father's Car To See His Dad

A 7-year-old Michigan boy stole his stepfather's car and drove about 20 miles at more than 60 mph before cops caught him, police said. Police in Huron County, Mich., said the pajama-wearing kid was on a high-speed mission to see his dad about 12 miles away.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Man Arrested For Spending $110K From His Bank Account

Stephen McDow found $110,000 in his own bank account, started spending the money the next day, and is now facing jail time for spending the money. The money came from the IRS after the IRS 'accidentally' put the money in his account. Now Stephen is facing four years in prison if convicted. Somehow this just doesn't seem fair.

Rapsody's New Album - "Thank H.E.R. Now" is Available for Free Download

Its finally here. My day has gotten a whole lot better. Rapsody's new album, Thank H.E.R. Now is available and its FREE. Rap became a ST favorite since we heard her on 9th's Dream Merchant CD and has since been making a name for herself in this game since. On this project, Rap has a couple of guess appearances on this project from the likes of Phonte, Mac Miller, Jean Grae, MURS, Raekwon, Estelle, Big K.R.I.T, and of course, 9th Wonder. Get your download (here). 

FDU Professor Is Charged With Running A Prostitution Website

Times are hard on the boulevard for most Americans, even college professors. David Flory, a physics professor at Fairleigh Dickinson University has been busted for running an on-line prostitution ring. The scholar denies making any money and suggest the site was just a hobby of his. Read more (here).   

Monday, June 20, 2011

Jill Scott and Anthony Hamilton On Jay Leno

Over the weekend Jill Scott took to The Jay Leno Show stage along with Anthony Hamilton to perform Jill's single, "So In Love". Jill Scott's The Light Of The Sun drops tomorrow. You can grab Jill's new CD (here). 

Did Gossip Cause These 4 College Students Their Lives?

The family and friends of four college students are stunned after a man killed three women over the weekend in a car near a North Carolina business park before turning the gun on himself. Durham County authorities identified the dead women as 23-year-old Alexandria Pierce, 24-year-old Amesha Page-Smith and 22-year-old Adrianne Stevens. The gunman was identified as 23-year-old Brinton Millsap. Allegedly there were some STD rumors floating around that lead up to this horrible tradegy. The investigation is still on-going. Our prayers are with the family of these young students.

The 2011 Naked Bike Ride

Let's get naked as thousands of bikers around the world traded their bike shorts for their birthday suits this past Saturday night for the 8th Annual Naked Bike Ride. Cyclists in 80 cities globally took rides across the globe to raise awareness about the environment and to have a nice day of riding. The event organizers have been encouraging people to get naked since 2004. Check out more pictures from different cities (here).

Friday, June 17, 2011

Molloy College's Only Hispanic Softball Player Kicked Off Team for Facebook Comments

It appears that Molloy College Softball team, didn't want this girl on their team. Caitlin Ortiz is/was the only Hispanic player on the Molloy College Softball team and was kicked off the team, because of what the school's Athletic Director called 'thuggish' rants on Facebook. From what I've read, it appears this student's claims are something to take into serious consideration. Read more (here).  

New Jean Grae Leak -"Casebasket"

This summer's playlist is starting to get very, very, serious. #Summermusic2011 is a Tweeting topic, because of all of this summer's heat coming out and now, Jean Greasy comes through with some summer heat. This single, "Casebasket" is the first leak off of her forthcoming FreEP Mixtape, Cookies or Comas, hosted by DJ Drama. Cookies or Comas drops Junes 23rd. (Get your FREE download by clicking on the down arrow of the Soundcloud player).
Jean Grae "Casebasket" by 3DDistro
last post: "R.I.P." Video feat. Talib and Styles P