Name: Kelland, aka "Kelland"
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As we mourn the lost of the “King of Blues,” here is a BBC documentary that gives us a glimpse of the greatest Bluesman that ever lived.
I’m not sure if this is true, But I just read a new post from Bob Lefsetz stating that Apple purchased the streaming music Titan for 10 billion dollars. If this is true, I will eat my own words and declare that Spotify will in fact become the OS for all of music. According to Lefsetz, Jimmy Iovine and Beats Music were completely unaware of the deal. I wonder how this makes Jay-Hova feels?
I mean, we all knew Tidal didn’t stand a chance, but now we know it’s doomed for sure!!!
Mimi Faust promises that the upcoming season of Love & Hip Hop Atlanta is going to be the series’ best so far, according to an article in the Franchise Herald.
In January, Faust boasted about the new round of episodes to reporters outside of her 45th birthday celebrations at the No. 8 nightclub in New York City. She confirmed that Margo Simms, the wife of her ex-boyfriend Nikko Smith, will be joining the cast. Faust also sealed her guarantee on this season’s quality by stating, “The upcoming season is going to be nuts so stay tuned.”
It’s understandable for anyone to be skeptical about Faust’s claims. Hyping projects is, and always will be, a big part of a celebrity’s job. It’s a big reason why they always seem to jump on the media circuit around the time of their project’s release. And it’s also why, even if a project sucks, you can still expect to see them urging audiences to check it out. However, given the recent news detailing the addition of new cast members and gossip surrounding old cast members’ extracurricular activities, there’s a good chance she’s not exaggerating.
For example, according to Kpop Starz, Faust was recently part of select group of women nominated for AVN’s coveted “Best Celebrity Sex Tape” award. She was up against Tila Tequila and Farrah Abraham for their respective sex tape sequels in addition to tapes from Tami Erin and Myla Sinanaj.
For those unfamiliar with Faust’s tape, it starred her and her aforementioned ex-boyfriend, singer/songwriter and Love & Hip Hop Atlanta cast member Nikko Smith. Although their video, Mimi & Nikko: Scandal In Atlanta was called “the sex tape of the year” by Adam and Eve, it was beat out for the actual award by Tila Tequila’s movie, Tila Tequila 2: Backdoored & Squirting. It’s worth noting that it’s unclear if Faust or Smith attended the awards, but if they did, it could be gold for the show’s ratings.
Aside from Mimi’s off-season activities and Margo Simms joining the crew, there are more casting changes that could stir up additional drama this season.
HNGN reported that half of the show’s cast members were fired after last season wrapped, making for some awkward friction between them and those asked to return. Scrappy, Erica, Kirk, Rasheeda, Mama Dee and Young Joc have all been let go. In addition to Faust, Joseline Hernandez, Stevie J, Benzino, Althea, Nikko Smith, Karlie Redd, Waka and Tammy, are all expected to return.
It could just be shameless promotion, but if the news surrounding the cast is any indication of what we can expect from season four, it looks like all of the show’s fans are in for a surprise.
Just weeks since the NFL lifted Ray Rice’s indefinite suspension, a leak from Viacom offices has showed that pioneer in trashy reality shows VH1 has proposed a show based around the relationship of Ray and Janay Rice. The leak is from an unknown source but the first (leaked promo title has been released.
Titled “Drunk In Love with Ray and Janay Rice,” VH1 is broadening their line-up of love and relationship reality shows with a couple whose relationship has been in the public eye as of late and with much scrutiny. Details are still sketchy, but “Drunk in Love” has been said to be produced by Adrian Peterson and Michael Vick. The unknown source also claims that the show is in production now and is set to air during the 2015-2016 football season and show the couple as they deal with the ups and down of celebrity couple.
VH1 is no stranger to weird or inappropriate reality shows, like “Dating Naked,” but has the network gone too far? Tell us what you think in the comments below.
This is the first single off the “In The Beginning” EP by Brandon Kareem available exclusively on Bandcamp for purchase please visit www.brandonkareem.bandcamp.com.
Austin, Tx Recording artist/songwriter Matt G wanted more than just a typical hip-hop song with his newest release, “Truth is Stranger.” He wanted to make a statement. And with the enlistment of the incredibly talented Devine Carama of Lexington Kentucky & Jon Hope of Rhode Island that’s exactly the record manifested into, a statement of truth and a fierce unwavering passion of immense proportion and diversity.
Take a journey into the minds of three extremely driven lyricists who managed to mesh their unique styles well in this powerful blend of insight and intuition over the moving production of Burnell Washburn. Listen to Truth is Stranger here and always remember one must always look at everything a bit deeper to realize that truth is sometimes stranger than fiction.
i, by Kendrick Lamar has been heating up the radio waves for the past month. Finally, an official video has been released to accompany the uplifting rap.
Peep the new visual for King Kendricks’s new single “I AM.”
Kanye West joins Bret Easton Ellis to discuss their mutual passion for film and pop culture as well as the evolving relationship between technology, entertainment and creativity. Bret also fields questions from his Twitter followers. This is part one of Bret’s two-part conversation with Kanye West.
Atlanta Native Group 3D The Boss Partners with W Atlanta-Midtown; Scores Soundtrack to W Insider VideoSeptember 10th, 2014
ATLANTA (September 10, 2014) – 3D The Boss is celebrating yet another milestone! The W Atlanta – Midtown announced today the first-ever collaboration with an Atlanta Native Pop group to advance the hotel’s marketing platform. The pop trio 3D The Boss scored the soundtrack of the hotel’s W Insider Video, which will be used to increase awareness and continue to bring the guest experience to lif
“Atlanta is a major hub for world-class music and our proximity to music venues ranging from the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra to The Fox Theatre and Music Midtown made selecting a premier pop group with whom to partner key,” said Beth Thomas, general manager of the W Atlanta – Midtown. “3D The Boss is fresh and compelling.”
About 3D The Boss
3D The Boss is empowered by the YourDay Balance Game. This Pop music phenomenon is comprised of The-O, C Lei, and David E. Beats a.k.a Pink Fly; each a powerhouse in their own solo careers. Based in Atlanta, this empowering, dynamic and refreshing pop trio infuse rhythmic sounds of EDM with irresistibly poetic rap, and the soothing big-ballad voice of Seal, resulting in a high-energy, entertaining performance. 3D The Boss is sure to captivate audiences with their inspirational message of character fitness, love and joy. With their rare, international and upbeat sounds they are sure to enrich your experience of life to the possibility of greatness.
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After watching their interview on Hot 97’s YouTube page. I was intrigued and I knew I had to get an interview with budding entrepreneurs Boogie Dash and Luke Pascal. Both come from serious pedigree. Boogie is the son of Rocafella Records Founder and serial entrepreneur Damon Dash and Luke is the son of New York city restaurateur, Vincent Pascal. After exchanging a few emails, I was able to connect with the duo and here are the results.
How does Chipz cookie differ from the rest of the cookies on the market?
Luke: Nowadays chefs use all types of different buzz words to describe what makes their product better than the next. But at the end of the day a cookie is a cookie… What makes our cookie differ from the rest? We have great recipes and a great chef behind Chipz Cookies. When I say we have a great chef… I mean we have one of the best, and his knowledge of food is extremely impressive. Yes, Chipz is All Natural, and no there are no added preservatives… but that is boring, The true knowledge of food, and 30 years in the kitchen is what is truly impressive about our cookies. You can taste the quality in every bite…
Boogie: To be totally honest the thing that differs Chipz from the rest of the cookies is, the cool ideas we have, the people we have supporting it, & the fact that you can get best of both worlds. Meaning the cookies are soft in the middle and hard on the outside.
I’m located in Texas. Do you guys plan on expanding to the southern market soon?
Luke: I would love that! But we are taking our time. We think we are sitting on something special, so we don’t want to rush anything. Our customers are most important and everything single cookie has to be as perfect as the next for them. But you can order them online!
Boogie: I would love for the cookies to be all over the world. I want Chipz to be [everybody’s] favorite cookie. It would be great when everyone my age turns 30-40 to tell their kids how good of a cookie Chipz is.
Do you guys plan on staying independent or would you partner with a larger company like Nabisco?
Luke: I am very open to that idea, but the deal has to be right
Boogie: I’m open to the idea of partnering up with a company like Nabisco, but it has to be beneficial to both companies. If a company like Nabisco told us that we could have the freedom to do whatever we want and we could use their facilities to complete whatever goals we have sure I’m down. The money has to be correct as well.
At one point did you know you had something special with Chipz?
Luke: I knew before Chipz was even created… Ever since I was a kid, I knew there was always something special about these cookies.
Boogie: Three occasion come to mind. The first is, how much my father loved the cookies. I would bring a bunch home and the next morning pretty much all of them would be gone. The second is, when we used to throw warehouse parties, the cookies would sellout immediately. The last occasion is how fast we got into Fairway. It was only a year after we started Chipz that we got into Fairway.
I see that you and Luke have quite a few projects working right now. Which one would you say is the most exciting for you to work on?
Luke: I am excited about you knowing we have quite a few projects! And I am super excited about the fact that we are working on opening a store… But to me the craziest thing is the music! We just did a song with Murs! If you asked me 4/5 years ago if I would be even making music I would have laughed at you.
Boogie: Theres a lot going on, but my favorite that I’m most inspired by is the fact that we are trying to open up a store. My dream as a child was to do different business than my father such as opening up a grocery store or something along those lines. It’s amazing how close we are to achieving that dream.
What type of advice would you give a young entrepreneur looking to get started?
Luke: Just start working… That’s the hardest part, starting. Also remember what you are working towards when it gets tough. Everyone is trained starting when they are younger to listen to someone else (Parents, Teachers, Bosses, Government). Be the voice that people are listening to, but at the same time make sure you are trusted. At the end of the day your team is what makes or breaks you. And in the beginning, you need to convince your team to work towards same goal as you, and in order to get them to work with you, you need them to trust you and your vision.
Boogie: The first piece of advice I would give to a young entrepreneur is, it’s better to start now then to start when your old and have bills to pay. Also everyone loves the young and up-and-coming, so take full advantage of that. At such a young age there is no such thing as failing. Giving your all for 5 years will make you a pro.
What is the most memorable party that you played?
Luke: Two parties would come to mind. The first is the first party we ever threw. Damon told us to throw a party in like 10 hours and I truly believed it could not be done. But I proved myself wrong… The party was so crazy I remember seeing Damon’s employees sitting on the stairs just watching. One kid came with a garbage can filled with Jungle Juice. After the party Damon called us in and told us he wanted to make a movie about that night and gave me a record deal. The second was a party we threw at Sequoia at the South Street Seaport. It got insane as well and I remember I went outside to take a picture of the line, and I saw two people walk out of the frame of the picture. I looked up and it was 2 ex girlfriends who did not want to be photographed… Got em.
Boogie: Thats a good question. There’s two parties that come to mind. The first is when I played at this festival Camp Bisco in 2010. I played around 5 pm, No one knew who I was but I was playing such a good set that I pretty much had the whole tent packed and rocking out with me for an hour. The second one is the party Luke & I threw at my father’s oil factory (Dash Motor Oil). We had a stage with all kind of lights set up, A really cool lineup (Ski Beatz with Camp Lo, Da$H, Luke & myself). It was really mind-blowing to see how many kids Luke I could bring out. We had about 500-600 kinds all raging for about 5hrs.