"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.”
by AF Snoop Doog was caught smoking weed at a New York City nightclub on Feb 20th. He was handed a desk-appearance ticket. "He did not get arrested. He received a ticket for possession of marijuana….We are contesting the ticket," said Snoop’s lawyer, Donald Etra.
At long last, J.Lo has given birth to a baby boy and girl! This morning, in Long Island, N.Y., at 12:12 AM, the girl emerged, weighing 5 lbs. 7 oz, and then the boy was born 11 minutes later, at 6 lbs., reports People. "Jennifer and Marc are delighted, thrilled and over the moon," says Lopez’s manager, Simon Fields, to People. The twins areJennifer’s first kids, and the fourth and fifth for hubby Marc Anthony. Story developing … Congratulations!!!!!
Feb. 21, 2008 marks 43 years since one of America’s most charismatic,dynamic controversial, enigmatic, inspirational, feared, celebrated, hated, intelligent orators/leaders was cut down by a hail of bullets in his prime in front of a packed audience in the Audobon Ballroom which included his wife (pregnant with twins) and his four children….Although he drew his last breath that tragic day Malcolm still lives!!! CLICK HERE FOR MORE VIDEOS OF MALCOLM
The 92-year-old sister of boxing great Joe Louis was found frozen to death outside her apartment at an assisted-living center, authorities said. The body of Vunies High, who had Alzheimer’s disease, was found Monday outside The Heatherwood retirement complex in Southfield, a Detroit suburb, said Capt. Tom Colombo of Southfield emergency medical services. High, who spent 25 years as a teacher and counselor for Detroit Public Schools, was last seen Sunday. When she was found, she was dressed only in pajamas and was wearing one shoe, with the other lying nearby. An autopsy shows she died of hypothermia. An official at Swanson’s Funeral Home in Detroit confirmed that High was Louis’ sister. A message seeking comment was left Wednesday at The Heatherwood. Southfield police Lt. Nick Loussia told The Detroit News that there was no indication of any crime. Louis, who transcended racial divisions 1930s and 1940s, remains a local hero in Detroit, where he grew up. The arena where the NHL’s Detroit Red Wings play bears his name, and one of the city’s most famous landmarks — a bronze sculpture of an arm and fist — is dedicated to his memory. He died in 1981. Our Condolences go out to the Family. RIP
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