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Future Just Being Honest About His Baby Mama Drama

In MAGAZINE on November 13, 2013 at 1:30 pm

Atlanta rapper Future has stepped forward to clear the air on what’s going down with his baby mothers and explain why Ciara appeared to be photographed with one of them recently. After mounted speculation, Future detailed just how many baby mothers and kids he really has.

With Marriage On Deck, Future Clears Up Ciara & Baby Mama Drama Rumors

Reports Sohh:

“My sister, she took a picture with my kid’s mother. My sister was in the picture and [they said], ‘It’s one of his five baby mamas.’ Everybody thinks I got five baby mamas. [I have] three,” Future explained in an interview. “I have three kids. My son, he’s eleven. My little girl, she’s four. I have a one-year-old. My boy Prince.” (Streetz 94.5)

Gossip and buzz behind Future’s personal life and former girlfriends recently heated up the ‘net.

When you are a woman who chooses to date a man with multiple kids, there comes a time when you may have to play nice with his kids’ mothers for the sake of your relationship. Now that Ciara has an engagement ring and is rumored to be carrying Future’s seed, there wasn’t a better time for her to make peace with the mothers of Future’s kids than this weekend during his tour stop in Atlanta. Earlier this year, the ladies engaged in some subliminal shade throwing, however, it was all smiles between Cici and Brittni Mealy, the mother of Future’s 1-year-old son, as they posed it up for pics which they captioned, “#familyaffair.” (Necole Bitchie)

Recently, Future’s soon-to-be wife Ciara admitted she would like to build a big family with him.

“Absolutely, you gotta go one step at a time. You know, that’s what I live for. My mother and father were married for 30 years, and my grandparents 50 years, so it’s only right. I’m an only child. I want to build a big family because it’s me, my mother and father, and I’m the only child. My mom has three brothers and they have two kids, and my dad has five sisters and they have no kids. So, imagine how small [my family is.] I definitely want to do that. I want a big house and big family.” (E! News)

Atlanta Rapper Andre 3000 receives support in lieu of mothers passing

In MAGAZINE on May 29, 2013 at 5:25 pm

Andre “3000” Benjamin is suffering the loss of his mother Sharon Benjamin-Hodo, who passed away earlier this week.

ImageThe cause and time of death are both unconfirmed, but Billboard.com received confirmation of Benjamin-Hodo’s passing from a representative for the rapper, actor and music producer. According to unconfirmed reports, she died at her Atlanta home on Monday, Andre’s 38th birthday.

Benjamin-Hodo founded the Starlight Camp for underprivileged children, an organization that she ran out of the New Morning Light Missionary Baptist Church in Conley, Georgia. The Benjamin family respectfully asks that well-wishers support the Starlight Camp instead of sending flowers.

Andre began his career in rap as a teenager when he and his partner Antwan “Big Boi” Patton formed the group OutKast and released their 1994 debut Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik. His mom played an role as one of the duo’s managers early on. Together they’ve released five multiplatinum group albums, plus a soundtrack to their film “Idlewild.” In the seven years since the Idlewild soundtrack was released, Andre has done a number of solo musical appearances and has also starred in a number of films like “Be Cool,” “Four Brothers” and “Semi-Pro” with Will Ferrell.

A number of hip-hop figures logged on to Twitter to send their condolences to Andre 300 and the Benjamin-Hodo family. “My condolences go out to Dre, and the entire Benjamin-Hodo family,” Jermaine Dupri wrote Tuesday morning.

Chief Keef arrested. Again.

In MAGAZINE on May 21, 2013 at 10:08 pm

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Chief Keef, the 17 year old Chicago rapper was arrested yesterday in Dekalb County.
According to the police report, obtained by TMZ, Keef was busted for allegedly smoking weed at a fancy hotel.The details surrounding the arrest are unclear.According to the booking sheet, Keef — real name Keith Cozart — was listed at 5’9″ and 160 lbs.After the arrest, Keef tweeted, “Jus Got Out Of Dekalb County jail In Atlanta Mad As f**k.”

Somebody please stop NeNe Leakes’ Ego…

In MAGAZINE on May 7, 2013 at 6:20 pm

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We all like a diva, but even divas have to keep themselves in check!

But it sounds like there’s a super diva out there who is starting to rub even devoted diva lovers the wrong way.

NeNe Leakes might be the one to watch on Real Housewives of Atlanta, but that popularity could be going straight to her head which might pop from getting so big.

Not only has she been dissing her fellow Housewives right and left, but she’s also dissing the people behind her paycheck!

Uh, Business 101: obey the person who writes the checks!

NeNe must have missed that class because gurlfriend apparently threw some major shade at some major advertisers during Bravo Upfronts as a source revealed:

“During the Upfronts all the housewives were in a room taking photos with advertisers. It’s advertisers who make the housewives their money, so all of them were very obliging — expect NeNe. At one point she just sat on the couch and refused to take any more photos.”

Buuurrrnnn!

And these are totes the wrong people to turn your perfectly reconstructed nose up at!

Seriously, NeNe should’ve been smiling for pics for hours when you make $1 million for being a housewife!

But it sounds like the divalicious darling isn’t going to choke down that slice of humble pie as the source added:

“All the other housewives were just happy to be there, but NeNe was acting like she’s Angelina Jolie or something! It’s NeNe’s world and everyone else is just living in it.”

All im sayin is, she is the reason we watch the show…

[Image via FayesVision/WENN.]

Tyler Perry Star outed by his ex…. Ahh suki suki!!!

In MAGAZINE on May 7, 2013 at 6:09 pm

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Terrell Carter, who starred in a number of Tyler Perry‘s Madeamovies, has been outed!!!

By his ex-boyfriend!!

Carter, who was in Tyler Perry’s Class Reunion and Meet the Browns, is now the subject of his ex’s scorn with pictures of himself and former boyfriend Alex Cortez plastered all over the internet!

Cortez, who posted the pics all over his Twitter and MySpace, is mad as hell and he’s not going to take this anymore!

Writes Alex on his Twitter: “Hell yeah i’m angry!there are fucked up ppl out there no matter how nice they seem to be & it’s their fault, ppl they harm are bitter!”

Oooh, damn!

We guess Carter stopped giving up the brownies….

So So Def Celebrates 20 YEARS of excellence with Re Union Concert Feb 23

In MAGAZINE on January 16, 2013 at 1:19 pm

SO SO DEF TO CELEBRATE 20-YEAR LEGACY AT

AN ALL-STAR ANNIVERSARY CONCERT FEB. 23

@ THE FOX THEATER ATLANTA  

Jermaine Dupri and So So Def Family Announce Anniversary Events at Press Conference Today

 

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed and the So So Def Family point to the “real” Mayor of ATL – Jermaine Dupri 

 

So So Def Recordings – home to platinum-selling acts such as Jermaine Dupri, Xscape, Bow Wow, Jagged Edge and Da Brat – will celebrate 20 years of hit-making music at an All-Star Anniversary Concert on February 23 at the Fox Theater, announced founder/CEO Dupri at a press conference today at City Hall.

 

Flanked by Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, Jagged Edge, Da Brat, Kris Kross, Dem Franchize Boyz, Bonecrusher, Xscape, Dondria and veteran music executive Michael Mauldin, Dupri explained that the reunion concert will be a “rare moment in music” when various past and present So So Def artists and music contributors will come together on one stage for one night only.

 

“Not only is it an honor to be able to stand here 20 years after our very first release in 1993 — Xscape’s #1 single ‘Just Kickin It‘ – but it’s truly an achievement that we can bring everyone back together to celebrate over two decades of music excellence. We alsoacknowledge 1992 as the year when So So Def Productions introduced to the world Kris Kross, who had everyone JUMPING,” said Dupri.

 

“Atlanta has a thriving music industry, and So So Def Recordings has been an important part of that legacy for the past two decades,” said Mayor Kasim Reed. “This milestone is another example of why Atlanta is the entertainment capital of the Southeast. I am pleased that So So Def has called our great city home for 20 years, and I wish the company continued success for many more years to come.”

 

“As we acknowledge Jermaine Dupri’s many years of excellence in the music and entertainment business, I am so proud of him, his So So Def Recordings label and all the So So Def artists for their individual dedication, history making and record book status,” said Michael Mauldin. “So So Def Recordings will forever and a day be recognized as a prominent leader and contributor to the music and entertainment business throughout the world and we are grateful to have done so in our home city of Atlanta, Georgia. We are proud to call Atlanta the home of So So Def.”

 

The Anniversary Concert will be preceded by a series of events, including a private VIP dinner, a star-studded Anniversary party and a pre-concert reception. A 20-song “Best of So So Def” compilation CD is also in the works for a June release.

 

Concert tickets go on sale Saturday, January 19th and can be purchased online at Ticketmaster. The Concert is produced by So So Def and Mauldin Brand Atlanta and promoted by AEG Live.

 

Official sponsors of the So So Def 20th Anniversary are VIBE Media, Ciroc, Crown Royal, and Brand Jordan.

 

For more information, visit http://www.global14.com.

     

      Jermaine Dupri and Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed

JD and the So So Def Family pose in the Mayor’s Office. 

               

   

  JD holds the same phone Mayor Reed uses to call Pres.Obama

Chris Kelly and Chris Smith of Kris Kross                                                                                                       

  

Jagged Edge with Pastor Troy

                                              

    

Latocha Scott, Dondria and Tamika Scott

Da Brat 

 DJ Nabs and Michael Mauldin 

 

  

    Jamal “Pimpin” Willingham of Dem Franchize Boyz

Press attendees clamor for interviews with the artists 

 

    

 Mayor Kasim Reed and Bonecrusher

Atlanta City Hall (Atrium)  

 

Atlanta Hip Hop trio EDUBB hits #1 on iHeartRadio New Music Charts (unsigned)

In MAGAZINE on January 11, 2013 at 2:42 pm

Atlanta Hip Hop trio EDUBB breaks through to #1 on the iHeartRadio New Music Chart (unsigned) with new single Beastmode ft. Lil Chuckee (YMCMB). Beastmode is their newest single from their upcoming Legends of the Fall LP due out later this year.

Atlanta Hip Hop trio EDUBB hit #1 on the iHeartRadio New Music Chart (unsigned) with their latest single “Beastmode” ft. Lil Chuckee (YMCMB).Beastmode is one of the singles from their upcoming release, “Legends of the Fall” (reloaded) due out later first quarter.http://www.iheartradio.com/new2/discover/index.html?forma…, the song debuted at #6 and has climbed to the number 1 position in less than 7 days with growing interest from radio.

According to EDUBB member Almighty Dolla, EDUBB has been musical friends with Lil Chuckee since he was a youngster making his way up in the music scene, long before YMCMB fame.

EDUBB first Met Lil Chuckee on V103 DJ Greg Street’s Atlanta High School Tour back in 2006. EDUBB remained in contact over the years and they continued to meet each other along the way. This longstanding relationship, Finally led to this collaboration.

Links:
SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/edubb-2/beast-mode-remix-ft-lil
iTunes: http://itun.es/us/EnoiJ
website: http://edubbtv.com
twitter: @EDUBBlive

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Heels And Hip Hop Invade The Atlanta Microsoft Store

In Events, MAGAZINE on December 12, 2012 at 2:56 pm

Hip Hop Insiders Set to Discuss the Status of Females in Music During An Industry Mixer and Empowerment Panel in Atlanta


Hip Hop in High Heels
, mixer and empowerment panel, slated for Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012 is quickly gaining momentum. Produced by Atlanta-based entertainment journalist Lex Monroe and hosted by DJ Lady B, Hip Hop in High Heels will dissect and address the position of women in the music industry.

“The image portrayed of women in Hip Hop is somewhat skewedthere is more to us than being a video model or the jumpoff portrayed in certain reality shows. This event is meant to serve as a platform to discuss how we can embrace our femininity, yet level the playing field,” exclaims Lex Monroe.

hip-hop-in-high-heels-atlanta_BIDSMAGLex Monroe in conjunction with sponsors Brittany’s Brazilian Beauties, IME Promotions, the Microsoft Store Atlanta and Sapphire ink Public Relations guarantees an experience to simulate the minds of attendees. With topics ranging from professionalism to relationships, the carefully selected panel will provide various viewpoints for the audience. Panelist for the event include:

Honey B, V-103

Amber Grimes, Executive Assistant at Buvision/Def Jam

J.R. McKee, A&R at Buvision/Def Jam

Diana Schweinbeck, Founder of Mixtape Monopoly

King Saladean, Former DTP Records A&R/Promotions Director

In addition to the wealth of knowledge, guest will have the opportunity to win prizes from Bliss Skate Co, iRockout, London Laundry, and New Era ATL by registering for the event at www.hiphopinhighheels.eventbrite.com or emailing thelexmonroe@gmail.com.

Amanda Davis Arrested on DUI Charges

In MAGAZINE on November 12, 2012 at 5:14 pm

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Amanda Davis was driving northbound in a southbound lane downtown at 12:30am this morning and hit another car with major damage to both vehicles. The police smelled alcohol on her breath and took her to jail.

Amanda Davis is the Emmy award winning co-anchor for the top-rated FOX 5 News at 6 p.m and 10 p.m. Amanda came to FOX 5 Atlanta in 1986 from WSB-TV, where she was an anchor and reporter.

Her broadcasting career began in Charlotte, North Carolina, with the former NBC affiliate, WRET-TV. During her four years there, she became the main anchor and hosted a weekly magazine show. From Charlotte, Amanda moved on to the nation’s capitol where she worked as the Washington Correspondent for the Satellite News Channel.

But her true labor of love is her work to find permanent homes for Georgia’s foster children. She began the project in 1997 with a series of stories called A Place to Call Home. The Freddie Mac Foundation then approached FOX 5 with the idea of presenting weekly profiles of children available for adoption and Wednesday’s Child was launched in November 2000. In its first year, 32 children were placed in loving homes. Her work with Wednesday’s Child is still going strong and Amanda has been honored for her dedication by the Atlanta Association of Black Journalists and with the Kenan’s Kids Foundation Media Award.

A Magna cum Laude graduate of Clark College in Atlanta, Amanda has been recognized twice by her alma mater with its Distinguished Alumni Award and Community Service Award. Amanda has raised her daughter here and is proud to call Atlanta home.

R&B Soul Artist Returns to Chicago to Shoot Video for her Debut Single

In Events, MAGAZINE on August 2, 2012 at 6:45 pm
Atlanta R&B / Soul Artist KAMEDAH returns to Chicago this weekend to shoot the brand new video for her debut hit single “Don’t Act Like (She is Just a Friend)”.Single "Don't Act Like (She is Just A Friend)" available now at www.kamedah.com
Single “Don’t Act Like (She is Just A Friend)” available now at http://www.kamedah.com

The video will star R&B / Soul / Pop Sensation BenOne who is best known for his hit single, “Never Leave My Girl”. In addition to working with the talented crew of We Gotta Camera Films, KAMEDAH will be making various appearances around town to promote her single.

KAMEDAH’s new hit single, “Don’t Act Like (She is Just a Friend)”, is now available for purchase on iTunes, CD Baby and on her official website: kamedah.com. You can also listen to this rising young soul starlet on Spotify and Soundcloud amongst other sources.

Hear the voice of this new artist who some have already compared to the likings of soul songstress India Arie, the richness of r&b songstress Keisha Cole, and the sassiness of sultry soul singer Jill Scott.

KAMEDAH has already gained much attention from the press doing interviews for various local publications in Chicago, such as VIBRANT Magazine along with N’Digo, and is set to start shooting the music video for the single soon. Her musical journey begins with Chicago’s own Infusion Music Group, where the team will begin her media tour starting in her hometown of Atlanta.

To book KAMEDAH for performances, interviews, appearances or an EPK, contact:
http://www.infusionmusicgroup.com and/or Media & Artist Relations Exec. Linda J. Rhodes at 312.212.0562 xt.144