Music writer/artist/producer Stephen "Static/Major" Garrett died unexpectedly on Monday in his hometown of Louisville, Ky. The cause of death is still under investigation. Static/Major career work consist of: Albums 2008: Suppertime Singles 2008: "I Got My" (featuring Lil’ Wayne) Songwriting/production highlights 1996: "Pony" for Ginuwine 1998: "Cheers 2 U" for Playa 1998: "Are You That Somebody?" for Aaliyah 1998: "Same Ol’ G" for Ginuwine 1999: "Eyes Better Not Wander" for Nicole Wray 1999: "So Anxious" for Ginuwine 2000: "Say My Name (Timbaland’s Remix)" for Destiny’s Child 2000: "Try Again" for Aaliyah 2000: "Come Back In One Piece" for Aaliyah (featuring DMX) 2001: "We Need a Resolution" for Aaliyah 2001: "More Than a Woman" for Aaliyah 2002: "Addictive" for Truth Hurts 2004: "Come as You Are" for Brandy 2006: "Tell Me" for Diddy (featuring Christina Aguilera) 2007: "On the Hotline" for Pretty Ricky 2007: "Juicy" for Pretty Ricky
Below is the tracklisting forFlo Rida’s debut album MAIL ON SUNDAYin stores March 18th. 1.AmericanSuperstar feat.LilWayne 2.AckLikeYouKnow 3.Elevator feat.Timbaland 4.Roll feat.SeanKingston 5.Low feat.T-Pain 6.Priceless feat.Birdman 7.Ms.Hangover 8.StillMissin 9.InTheAyer feat.Will.I.Am 10.Me &U 11.AllMyLife 12.Don’tKnowHow toAct feat.YungJoc 13.FreakyDeaky feat.TreySongz 14.MoneyRight feat.RickRoss &Brisco
PeteStrumentals - "Til I Retire/Best Believe"
"The inspiration was just my personal life, personal tattoos, what I’ve been through as a man and as an artist. The actual logo is an African symbol that means bravery and fearlessness, because in life that’s what you need when you’re going after a vision. And [when you’re] determined to make something happen in life, you have to have bravery and fearlessness" "Not the false bravery and fearlessness or foolish pride or ego, I’m talking about when they [say] you can’t start your business, when they tell you you’ll never make it as an artist or executive, when they tell you things that are negative in that respect, that kind of bravery and fearlessness in the face of adversity. That’s what we’re doing" LL is kicking off his official launch of Todd Smith with several in-store events nationwide. Meet Todd Smith at Macy’s! March 1 – Miami, FL @ Macy’s Adventura, Adventura Mall, 2- 4 PM March 8 – Los Angeles, CA @ Macy’s Fox Hills, Fox Hills Mall, 2-4 PM April 5 – St. Louis, MO @ Macy’s St. Louis, Galleria Mall, 2-4 PM For more information click toddsmithny LL is also gearing up for Todd Smith, which is due out in March 21st. The album will feature appearances from Mary J. Blige, 112 and Teairra Mari. source
Jim Jones is reportedly engaged. At least that is the rumor going around.
by AF DJ Kool Herc (Clive Campbell) is suing Jay-Z, developer Bruce Ratner and Barclays bank, filing a “claim of lien” in property records that seeks the money for slavery reparations. In the claim, Herc said that Mr. Ratner and a Jay-Z worked “in concert” with Barclays, and “profited from the African Slave Trade and continue to profit from these gains, through a conspiracy dating back hundreds of years and continue to date to oppress Black people, enslave them, unlawfully deport them to all corners of the Earth.” Jay-Z, Ratner, and the Barclays are teamed up in a $4 billion Atlantic Project which they plan to build a Frank Gehry-designed basketball arena for the Nets and more than 6,000 apartments.
Yes, the word is that the yet confirmed Carter Music Group will be coming out with a new album early next year titled "The Kings of Hip Hop" which will feature duets with Nas and Jay.
NeYo was pulled over in his 2006 Range Rover in Cobb County, Ga. after driving over 100 miles per hour. He was then, according to the report, arrested for reckless driving and for not having a valid driver’s license.
Everyone was out in Hollywood last night for the 80th Academy Awards."No Country for Old Men" wins four awards, including best picture and director. Prince had an after party that lasted to the wee morning hours. Source
Sean “Diddy” Combs, who reprises the role of Walter Lee, Jr., stars in the highly anticipated, special three-hour television movie adaptation from Sony Pictures Television of “A Raisin in the Sun,” along with the cast of the award-winning Broadway revival who recreate their roles for the new film, including Emmy and Tony Award winner Phylicia Rashad, four-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald, Tony Award nominee Sanaa Lathan, plus “ER” star John Stamos. Based on the classic Lorraine Hansberry play, it will airthis MONDAY, FEBRUARY 25 (8:00-11:00 p.m., ET), on the ABC Network.
Vivica Fox recently shared her advice with OK! Magazine. Here is what she had to say: “I tell women to always be inquisitive and always follow your first mind. If your woman instinct tells you ‘something ain’t right,’ girl, check it out. Sometimes we have a tendency to trust if you’ve been with him for a long time or he’s taking care of everything. Sometimes you’ve just gotta follow your instincts to make sure that everything is all right. Don’t ignore it because he’s taking care of the bills. I hope this film teaches everyone not to trust anybody and practice safe sex. Look out for you first, at all times.” Has she witnessed downlow men in Hollywood? “Oh, sure. I have a lot of friends in the fashion industry and the entertainment industry in general. The reason I like having my gay boyfriends is because they can tell you which ones be playing for both clubs. Mmhm. You appreciate that. He’ll be like ‘suspect, suspect!’ over there.”
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