Friday, June 20, 2008

Keith Sweat still croonin'...

Ya boy, pimped out, chillin'. And doing it well. I admit he's still got IT.
He's got his drink but no two step. Awwwww sad.
A fan and Keith. This girl was uber excited!

I did go to his album listening party held at The Geisha House in Atlanta's Atlantic Station, but i didn't even tell yall cuz i was so disappointed (plus i wasn't really covering the event like THAT). I was mad as hades at the way the label ran thangs up in that piece! Yeah yeah yeah i know Sweat is a legend and all but i aint SWEATING no artist that is not in my top five (how you doin' TMobile) like that! Those jerks were acting like taking a picture of him came with a price. Well price this %@%$&%#@!!! Oops okay girl, stick to the news.

So while the new album, "Just Me", sounds good, it's pretty much the same as the old stuff. He does have a cool track with female music don, Keisha Cole called, "Love you Better", that is promising as well as the released, "Suga Suga Suga". He also has a greatest hits album, "Make you Sweat", that they were pushing at the event, still of course on sale with hits like, "I Want her", "Why me", and "Nobody" (my FAVE!!). Get more info on his new album and his greatest hits album which i'd buy more so than the new one, on
his myspace page. So there it is...better late than never.

Bottom line:
Keith Sweat is still THE man. But THE man hasn't changed. But when you have the history that he you have to?

Social Addict (itching for that next big event!)

New Music Video: Block Entertainment's JC's "Nobody gotta know" feat. Gorilla Zoe.

JC (right)
Chingy looks tasty
Damn that Richy Rich...but glad to see he's drinking a coke and not snorting it...
A dress made for a Princess
College Hill Atlanta fame (both kids starred in the video)
Shooting a scene (we also got Ashley from College Hill straight ahead)
Crystal (in the red from: Flava of Love, Charm School Girls) was the female love lead in the video. she's a cool chick, so far.

Video above. "Nobody gotta know" JC feat. Gorilla Zoe.

And here's a little bit of what i filmed at the actual shoot. It's just a minute. Maybe I'll shoot and direct videos one day! ;)

I got to be on this video set (my 1st one yall so be happy for me!) to take pictures and check out the scene during the shooting. Director Devin Hampton was a MAD MAN on the set but he got the job done!

JC has a nice voice and he's down to earth so i hear from his friends. But i also had the chance to discover this myself
when i spoke to him at his first Bday Bash (Hot 107.9 radio) appearance less than a week ago (listen here about his new album and Bday Bash)! He's not Hollywood at all and i hope it stays that way but who the hell knows. In this business many things come and go. Here is to JC and a little staying power if you will!

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Family Feud? Director Tyler Perry verses Director Marlon Campbell

Is this the face of Mr.Nice Guy?

This has been all over the web (like TMZ who got the first scoop) and on TV too. This is the press release i got from Marlon's PR:

Marlon Campbell’s Publicist Issues Statement On Story. Tyler Perry: Talk to the hand, Cuz. Atlanta, Georgia June 18, 2008
---A story published on on June 17, 2008, headline “Tyler Perry: Talk to the hand Cuz.” Tyler Perry’s cousin, film producer Marlon Campbell along with his publicist issues the following statement. My Client, Marlon Campbell spoke with TMZ after an anonymous source leaked an ongoing feud between him and Tyler Perry to assure accuracy in what was to be reported. My Client issues the following statement: “After all my years of working with Tyler, I am hurt but not surprised by his unwarranted attack. After all is said and done, I will assure the public that I have done nothing wrong. I am in the process of finalizing my legal options and an exclusive interview to shade light on this issue.” States Marlon Campbell.

Marlon Campbell is CEO of Relentlezz Films/Relentlezz Films Holdings. His action, suspense, thriller, major motion picture film Oblivious is slated for a Summer 2009 release.ABOUT: Relentlezz FilmsRelentlezz Films and Relentlezz Holdings/Relentezz International Music Group is a thriving entertainment company located in Atlanta, Georgia. Marlon Campbell is the CEO of Relentlezz Films and it’s subsidiary. The company’s first theatrical release film “Oblivious” is slated for a Summer 2009 release.
For media inquiries please contact A List Public Relations, Publicist Pam Pinnock

Here are copies of the legal docs send to Marlon. Ouch!

Hmmmm. Well you know that I had a chance to interview Campbell earlier this year about his new movie, "Oblivious", and his involvement in Blaque's new reality show, "Black in the House", set to air this Summer. When I asked him about the PRESENT relationship with his famous cousin Perry he was pretty mum and only said, "We are not as close as we should be.". From there I knew but didn't pry. I must say however that he didn't pretend that Perry was involved in his current projects either, he was very legit. Well still, the proverbial ish finally hit the jagged fan and the two are certainly not kissing cousins. So what's up with Tyler Perry anyway? Yes if Marlon didn't ask to use Tyler's name he should have BUT still why is Tyler so mad at his family? He's a big 'ol Christian so what is going on behind the surface that put the man so up in arms?! Did he have to go that far? We'll find out why. More on the story as it unfolds!


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Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Hot 107.9's Birthday Bash 13!

Tip, always cool
Shawty (comedian) is kinda starting to itch a little bit like a male groupie . Yes they are real and will bite off of yo success. Watch out now!
Monica and her man Rocko
The Dream (real cool, TALENTED cat, but he giggles when he laughs...hmmmm...)
DJ Drama and some of the Aphilliates
The original Akon, with his big 'ol 5head
A sneak shot of Usher...daYum yall...i tried
Diamond feeling fabulous!
JC new singer from Block Ent.(new video just dropped but he's still nice and not Hollywood, YET!)
Ohhhh Yung Ralph, will you and your borrowed bling still be around in 2 years luv??
Gorilla Zoe why doest thou hide behind said shades?
Webbie after his performance
DJ Kahlead was on fire yall...that boy talks fast and has ADD (speculation)
OMG! Gucci mane was a sight to behold...not a good sight though. Sorry Gucci. Can you spot me like $150 though?!
Producer, Bangladesh- man with the hot tracks!
Richie Rich...but uhmmm what does this kid do again? And why does he act so quiet and so cool? And why does he get invited to all the big boy parties? Please protect the children yall...okay?!
Producers, mix tape masters in the HOUSE!
Hot 107.9 holds it's annual birthday bash every summer highlighting some of the industry's most celebrated artists and performers at the time. This was my 1st birthday bash and one word to describe the festivities is...CRAZY. There was some good, and some not so good. But the worst part of the night was honestly self inflicted, my feet hurt like bees made a nest in my toes (stupid cute shoes!), and me losing my car for almost 40 minutes once i left the actual show did not help! It was a bit of a media circus at the Phillips Arena (event held) but once i snuck backstage it worked out a little better for me, so i'm not complaining.
Other attendees were:
Kanye West (i hate that his folks pretend he is the second coming of The Christ. He's the BOMB but c'mon people. We all use the restroom the same way.)
The Game
The Grand Hustle Fam (Lil Duval, Big Kuntry, Hannah Kang, etc. you know they roll deep.)
Best performance:
Jeezy. He took OVER the stage this year. No doubt.
Game is a close second as we got to see him bring some kids on the stage. So maybe he's not always a heartless bastard yall.
Who i would have loved to see:
50 (that boy survives on beef alone!)
Weezy (Duh!)
Keisha Cole (cuz "i wanna be the one in your heart that you know is sent from Heaven...", she's a cool chick.)
Thank you so much to Tahira Wright from Branded PR for allowing me to cover this event.
And thanks to Gyant from SOHH Atlanta for looking out for me.
Social Addict (yeah i keep changing thangs around here. So!)

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Blaque- new single!

Yes! As I've told you before, my girls from Blaque are back! The threesome's HOT album is set to drop mid Summer.

Listen to one of the singles off of the album, "Storm". A tribute to their mentor and friend, Lisa "Left-eye" Lopez. It's beautifully sung.