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Super producer Timbaland, born Timothy Mosley is being recognized for his contribution to music by Trinity College, Ireland’s most respected university. Timbaland who has been responsible for millions of record sales through his innovative production is being inducted into the College’s Philosophical Society as an Honorary patron.The College has welcomed scholars, musicians and politicians into their Society since 1843. The college was founded in 1592 and is located in Dublin, Ireland’s capital. The ceremony welcoming Timbaland to an elite organization which has recognized Archbishop Desmond TuTu, Oscar Wilde, Senator John McCain and controversial Fox TV host Bill O’Reilly will take place in October.
Young Jeezy held a voter registration at Justin’s in ATL. Keep it positive Jeezy ) (more…)
Jay-Z and Lil’ Wayne along with Ne-Yo will be hitting the stage for a special one night only “Powerhouse” event in New Jersey hosted by NY radio station Power 105.1. The event is produced by Live Nation, Mr. S.Carter’s current employer. He made history at this annual event by squashing his beef with Nas in 2005. Powerhouse starts Tuesday, October 28 at East Rutherford, N.J.’s Izod Center at 7 p.m. and tickets go on sale September 12 at noon. Additional reporting by Rashaan Meador
Not really feeling the facial hair on Kanye at all. Maybe he is hoping that some sponsor will see him as a worthwhile figure to endorse their shaving products or razors or something. This was him back stage at the VMA Awards last night in Los Angeles where all sorts of odd things took place, Brit getting 3 VMAs, T Pain making his entrance on the back of an elephant, Fatman Scoop turning up in his draws, the list goes on and on.
After partying the night away at the VMAs over in Los Angeles last night, Weezy obviously didn’t mind how much it costs in gas to get him across country via private jet to make sure he kept his date this morning. He was due in court in Manhattan to answer charges relating to weapons posession this morning and surprisingly enough, he made it. I dont think the judge would have allowed him a pass after being seen all over the TV last night and then failed to show up today so Weezy gets the attendance star today.
OK so rumors are circulating that TI got a little heated with Rhianna’s boo Chris Brown when he interrupted he and Rhi Rhi’s rehearsal before the VMAs. Various media outlets are indicating that Brown had to be escorted from the stage area to avoid Tip getting a lil heated as he goofed about. However a source who was inside the staging area as Rhi and Tip rehearsed their duet had this to say,”There was no near face off, these gossip blogs be bugging the f**k out with this stuff man. Chris popped in to say what up and that was it, there was no cursing, no holding TI back.” The two performed TI’s new song Live your Life at the VMAs which took place in Los Angeles last night.
Looks like Vibe’s favorite white boy and the amazing Ms Mary J Blige are about to head out on tour this fall. The duo will be hitting up cities all over the country on their LOVE SOUL tour which kicks off next week in Virginia. Performing along side Mary and Robin Thicke is the debut artist off the Queen of Hip-Hop/Soul’s Matriarch label Dave Young whose premier album will be available in early 2009. “I am so excited about going out with Mary again,” said Young “I went out with her on the Breakthrough tour and I learned so much from watching her, how she would sing to her fans, connect with them and include them.” To see if the Soul Lie tour is visiting your area see dates and venues below. Friday, September 19 Virginia Beach, VA Virginia Beach Pavilion Saturday, September 20 Washington, DC DC/Nissan Pavilion Sunday, September 21 Raleigh, NC Time Warner Music Cable Pavilion Friday, September 26 Philly/Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center Saturday, September 27 Charlotte, NC Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Sunday, September 28 Detroit, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre Thursday, October 2 New York City Radio City Music Hall Friday, October 3 New York City Radio City Music Hall Wednesday, October 8 Baltimore, MD 1st Mariner Arena Friday, October 10 Ft. Lauderdale, FL Bank Atlantic Center Saturday, October 11 Tampa, FL Ford Amphitheater Sunday, October 12 Atlanta, GA Hi-Fi Amphitheatre Tuesday, October 14 Chicago, IL Arie Crown Theater Wednesday, October 15 Omaha, NE Qwest Convention Center Friday, October 17 Las Vegas, NV Pearl Theatre Saturday, October 18 Oakland, CA Sleep Train Pavilion at Concord Sunday, October 19 Los Angeles, CA Gibson Amphitheatre
With all this talk about a recession, this story might be kind of offensive. The Game and Bow Wow will finally see who’s the best “in the world” at Madden NFL ’09 for a $100,000 prize. The meeting is scheduled to take place from 6 to 8 p.m. at a secret location. They reportedly will have a weigh-in ceremony like a real boxing match hosted by hip-hop gaming company Konsole Kingz. Who do you have your money on (if you care)? Additional reporting by Rashaan Meador
If I could give dude a break I would, but SRC fake – Konvict Akon had YET another altercation with a fan while at a show in South Africa this past weekend. The singer who decided to surf the crowd was being pulled at by a female fan who was a lil too pully (not a word I know but best I can come up with right now) when he smacked her into the crowd. I feel another law suit with his name on there coming up next. Seriously to head to an Akon concert now you need to take out personal insurance when you buy a ticket. Akon Punches Chick Out At Concert – Watch more free videos
Looks like the classic Nas album Illmatic continues to weather the test of time against the cookie cutter albums and ringtone tracks the majority gravitate towards today. The debut album from the Queensbridge rapper which was released 14 years ago was one of the few to get five mics from the Source when five mics really really meant five mics. The album which featured production from legends, Pete Rock, DJ Premier, L.E.S and Large Professor is now the focal topic of a book by Eric Michael Dyson. Expected to hit shelves in early 2009, the book will analyze and ‘re-articulate’ every track from the album which is considered one of the best Hip-Hop albums ever. Illmatic has been mentioned by various rappers since it was released including, The Game (of course), Just Blaze, Lupe Fiasco and Alchemist. Eric Michael Dyson who was granted his degree from Princeton University is responsible for titles such as Holler If You Hear Me: Searching for Tupac Shakur and Is Bill Crosby Right? It makes you wonder how many of todays albums will be worthy of an accolade such as this 14 years from now.
To add to the promotion of Young Jeezy’s third solo album The Recession, which hit stores nationwide yesterday, he and his CTE label mates and staff will host a voter registration drive on Thursday (September 4). The CTE Voter Registration drive will be held at Sean “Diddy” Combs’ Justin’s Restaurant in Atlanta. In addition, Jeezy will also join in the process, by registering to vote for the very first time during this year’s presidential election.Additional reporting by Rashaan Meador
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