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New Mary J. Blige video - "We Ride"

Saturday, December 09, 2006

Now, as some of you may or may not know, I'm somewhat of an MJB stan so normally she can do no wrong in my eyes, but this video is a bad car accident, or should I say motorcycle accident. I like this song a lot (first single off the Reflections greatest hits collection) and Mary looks great but I am just not digging her riding around flirting with Bubba McDaniels on his "hog" (when you get to 3:36 pay close attention to those googly eyes. I'm 90% sure that's real husband Kendu Isaacs). And didn't she already sing on the ocean rocks for the "Everything" video? I guess you can't win them all.

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Nas on Jay-Z, Jim Jones, Kelis and blunts!

This has got to be one of the most ignorant interviews I've ever read. I like Nas though because he keeps it real and he seems genuine when he says he's not really in the industry because the industry is fake. I was out cold when people in the audience were yelling "what up" and asking him to smoke a blunt, during the middle of the interview!

Hip Hop Is Dead is in stores December 19 and it's hot as hell. This album, Ghostface's Fishcale and The Game's Doctor's Advocate are my picks for hip hop albums of the year. Here are some highlights from the interview:

thaFormula.com - (Mr. Choc) - You want to talk about any beefs or anything man? You wanna put any of that out there a little bit?

Nas - The beef thing ain't what it should be. It should be something you really wanna hear. I'm not anxious to hear the Jim Jones diss record. The niggas that used to get a nigga a little nervous was B.I.G., Pac, and even Canibus. Them niggaz used to have you like, "If we go at it dog, we got to go hard." Take like a Jim Jones. I respect you gettin' your money, but that's it.

thaFormula.com - (Mr. Choc) - So your not respecting his lyrical game right now?

Nas - I respect his hustle. That's about it. I was gonna do the “Nigga” album next.

thaFormula.com - (Mr. Choc) - You should call it “The Kramer” album?

Nas - The “Nigga” album was originally the name, that's why I called it The “N,” and you see it on all my posters up here. I was thinking about this next album, "Revenge Is The Best Dish Served Cold," to really address every rap situation out there. Every nigga that's saying my name in a funny way and just make it dedicated to that. But then I said, “it might be contradictory because me and homeboy (Jay-Z) squashed the shit, so why set off something else?” But I do sense something happening. I feel like niggaz is trying to start something.

thaFormula.com - (Mr. Choc) - I think you just need to “Ether” one more MC and I don't think no MC will step to you after that...

Nas - But if it was like Jim Jones, imagine putting a pen to paper and writing about him. Even something nice about him, how do you do that? What's the first sentence? What the fuck do you write about him?

thaFormula.com - (Audience) - What video would you say is your favorite one?

Nas - Probably "Street Dreams."

thaFormula.com - (Audience) - Why is that?

Nas‘Cause nigga, I put on that pink shit on first nigga! I don't get no credit yo! I be startin' so much shit yo. I swear to god they don't give me no credit for that shit.

thaFormula.com - (Audience) - Yo, what up Nas?

Nas - What up nigga!

thaFormula.com - (Audience) - Where is AZ?

Nas - You all like AZ?

thaFormula.com - (Audience) - Yeah!

Nas - I'm gonna let him know. Really, ‘cause that nigga don't go nowhere man. I’ve got to find out, he's got a new number everytime. Then I see him in magazines talking about why I don't be coming out to check for a nigga. I got 5 wrong numbers on you nigga!

thaFormula.com - (Audience) - Is there a “Belly 2” coming out?

Nas - If you all find DMX, let me know. That nigga is crazy. That's one of the truest niggaz I ever met in this rap shit. You see him, you get what you get. He's not frontin', he's not lyin', he's the truth 100 percent. Actually I did speak to his wife. His wife knows my wife so, we keep the connection and we keep developing a story. There are two studios that want the movie. We’re trying to get it out late 2007. Just for the hood.

thaFormula.com - (Audience) - I just got this one question man. Do you wanna smoke this blunt?

Nas - Now that's what I'm talkin' about nigga. We gonna do that. I'll smoke a blunt with anybody in Cali. In a place like Baltimore, I don't know. But L.A, we blazin' nigga.

thaFormula.com - (Audience) - What made you and Jay just drop all that beef shit and reunite?

Nas - You know after a year I wasn't thinkin' about it and I don't think he was thinkin' about it. When L.A. Reid went to Def Jam, he told my boy, “we need Nas on Def Jam.” I said, “you know what that would be interesting.” He asked how was my relationship with Jay. I said “there is none.” He said he would talk to Jay. He said to me if we wanted to sit down and meet? I said, "if he do," Jay was like, "if he do." We finally figured out a time and a place and it was nothing. Then we just started laughing. It was like empowerment. And these niggaz is so mad! These rap niggaz is so mad dog, you wouldn't believe this shit. You be seeing a nigga that got so much paper mad, like “shiiit!”

thaFormula.com - (Audience) - How do you feel about Kelis’ music? Do you support her 100 percent no matter what she puts out?

Nas - Yeah, dog. She's my inspiration. She just got a Grammy nomination and she's pissed off. I love that shit. This morning she's like, "yeah people told me I got this Grammy nomination." I said, "that's dope." Later on she told me, "I fuckin' hate this Grammy nomination." So I love her for that. An honestly, I'm gonna tell you this secret, secret. I named this album "Hip Hop Is Dead" cause Andre 3000 had produced a joint on her album and they was talking about doing a song called "R&B Is Dead & Hip Hop Is Dead" on her last album. They didn't do it, so I stole that shit nigga! You heard it here first!

thaFormula.com - (Audience) - Hip Hop has spread to all races now. What do you think about Asians like myself that buy your stuff?

Nas - I love that. Y'all spend money. Y'all got cake. I don't know too many broke Asian muthafuckas man. Word is bond.

Read the rest of the interview over at ThaFormula

LMAO @ Kelis being mad at her Grammy nomination. You aren't winning anyway, sweetheart, don't worry. I will be adding Belly 2 to the list of films I need to watch while intoxicated.

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Fantasia's New Album


Now I am a big fan of Fannie (ROFL say THAT 5 times fast -- and get your mind out of the gutter!).

But, so far, the first half of the album has some decent cuts. I love "When I See U". But she has a track titled "Uneligible."

*scratches head*

After running to take a quick peek at m-w.com, there is not really such a word as uneligible. INeligible, yes. But, un? No. You have to check the abridged version of the dictionary...which, basically means, that it is not a word that anyone uses...

Did she learn how to read yet? Just asking.*

Some highlights fam:

  • "Hood Boi", which is the chickenhead anthem of 4th Quarter, 2K6 (gon' head pretty nigga!! LOL, dead.)
  • "I Nominate You", which basically a new way of saying "You're the bomb boy, I lovessssss you". Fannie keeps it hood, and I don't know what her man is nominated for...but that's kinda wack, because I wonder if there are OTHER nominees as well? LOL
  • "Only One U", which is a pretty decent midtempo track...
  • "I'm Not That Type", if you want some funky bass rhythms and pitter patter track...it evolves into a big hook though...it sounds like a Missy track.
  • "Surround U", which has some nice piano work, feels old school. Swizz Beats Da Monsta ya'll!
Otherwise, Fannie has some interesting material and music this time around...def. not like the last album. She takes a page from Monica's book and shows her hood side, which is REALLY believable LOL. She offers up strong vocals throughout -- the slower/midtempo songs kind of disappoint, which is the reverse of her previous album IMO.

Am I gonna buy this on Tuesday? Hmmm...not sure yet. If she had live versions of these songs, a resounding YES. Because she KILLED "Hood Boy" on Leno -- this was an awesome performance.

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- That One

* I am pretty sure she ain't write the song -- but didn't Clive catch this? Someone? Anyone? Where is Mavis Beacon or Webster when you need them!!

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I like honey on my H.A.M.

Friday, December 08, 2006

No Naima, No!! You were doing so well!

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Scary Spice: Eddie is the father

Thursday, December 07, 2006

Former Spice Girl Melanie Brown insists ex-boyfriend Eddie Murphy is the father of the baby she's carrying and says she can't imagine why he would publicly question the child's paternity.

"I am obviously upset and distressed at some of the comments made by Eddie Murphy to the media," Brown, who is in the second trimester of her pregnancy, says in the statement released Thursday. "I have no idea why anybody would want to conduct themselves in this kind of manner about such a personal matter in such a public way.

"My main concern is for the well being of my (seven-year-old) daughter Phoenix and of course the baby. I was astonished at what Eddie said – there is absolutely no question that Eddie is the father."
The rest here/source

A mess! I don't even know what to say. I'm kind of mad at Tracey Edmonds for getting involved in this. If she wanted to go to the Oscars that bad she could have at least started a beard relationship with someone available or gone with Jamie Foxx. He's always available!

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This is getting stupid

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Lil' Wayne once gave props to Jay-Z. Now, he's throwing shots at Jigga.

"I'm better than him," he boldly told Complex Magazine. "I'm 24 years old. ... I'm 13 years deep with five albums and 10 million records sold."

He went even further.

"I don't like what he's saying about how he had to come back because hip-hop's dead and we need him...What the f--- do you mean? If anything it's reborn, so he's probably having a problem with that. You left on a good note, and all of the artists were saying, 'Yo, this is Jay's house. He's the best.' Now he comes back and still thinks it's his house. ... It's not your house anymore, and I'm better than you."


Oh lawd, enough already! The only thing worse than Fraggle Rock coming back in the first place is all these underlings validating him with all these little potshots. Wayne, you are the last person who needs to be talking reckless right now. I mean, Jay-Z talked about skeeting on Nas' daughter's car seat. Do you think he'll hesitate to tear you to shreds over your "relationship" with Birdman? Close your mouth and sit down.

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New Danity Kane video - "Ride 4 You"

I just knew this was gonna be a mess ever since I saw the picture of them looking like Fresh-Air Fund kids playing in the snow, and at the very beginning of the video I was like "LOL IS THIS IS A JOKE." I kept rewinding the part where Dawn, Aundrea and Aubrey were under the umbrella. That shit was funny as hell to me for some reason! But as the video went on it actually grew on me, sort of. Which is to say it's not nearly as bad as it could have been. I still think it's weird how they are walking fast/overselling the sexy on a ballad like this but I guess I nitpick too much.

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Unik and Jamie Foxx Hosts Private "Dreamgirls" After Party

Queen Latifah
Jamie Foxx
Cedric looks a little lit.
A.J. was there
Queen Latifah and Cedric the Entertainer
Tank ( LOL Where's Robin Givens? )

Queen Latifah, Jamie Foxx, and Debra Lee

Jamie Foxx and Jennifer Hudson

LB ( ??? )

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The Wicked Witch of the South

Tina Knowles at the Dreamgirls premiere

Our bandwidth broke so all of those lovely Dreamgirls Premiere pictures I posted are a wreck. You can find the pictures on Young, Black, and Fabulous, C&D, and Juiicy Scoop. I couldn't keep from posting pictures of Tina though.

Look at her.

With that Wet 'N' Wild lipstick on. I'm going to also have to ask her to stop dressing like a member of Panic At The Disco!.

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Tracey Edmonds and Eddie Murphy at Dreamgirls premiere

Don't worry Tracey, even though you broke girl code we ain't made at you! I understand that you wanted to still be able to go to those movie premieres and A-list parties. You weren't ready to fade to black. If bearding is wrong, you don't wanna be right! Look at her, just cheesing. I guess you got tired of being listed as "And Guest" on wireimages.

Update: On Wireimages they had her listed as Stacy Edmonds. The jokes write themselves.

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Ladies' night at the Billboard Music Awards

Mary J. Blige, performing "Enough Cryin'" and "Take Me As I Am", was the woman of the night, winning a staggering NINE awards, including R&B/Hip Hop Artist of The Year and R&B/Hip Hop Album of the Year for The Breakthrough.

Gwen Stefani "Winds It Up".

Ms. Jackson got nasty to "Pleasure Principle"/"Control"/"So Excited". Did Janet and Gwen coordinate on those Elvira Hancock wigs?

Fergie, Rize extra perform "Fergalicious".

Nelly Furtado was all smiles accepting Pop Single of the Year for "Promiscuous".

Rihanna used some of that island witchcraft to win Female Artist of the Year. Just kidding... sort of.

The fellas got some love, too... T.I. won for Best Rapper.

Pharrell and Ludacris: staunch oppononents of brand promotion.

Another awards show, another Stevie Wonder appearance.

I'm surprised Courtney Love is still alive.

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Tracey Edmonds: I'm Dating Eddie Murphy

Monday, December 04, 2006

Eddie Murphy and Tracey Edmonds, a film producer and the ex-wife of singer Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds, are dating, she tells PEOPLE exclusively.

The couple have been seeing each other "for about a month and a half," Edmonds said at the New York premiere of Dreamgirls, which she attended with Murphy on Monday.

When asked if she was happy she smiled and said, "Yes, very happy. We're having fun."

Previously, Murphy had been seeing former Spice Girl, Melanie Brown. A rep for the comedian said, "We do not comment on Mr. Murphy's personal life."

Edmonds split from "Babyface" in October 2005 after 13 years together.

I won't lie, they look good together because him and Mel B were looking rough. But damn Tracey, aren't you tired of bearding? Take a break! And Y'all know Johnny Gill is somewhere singing "And I'm Telling You I'm Not Going."

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Throwback of the day

"C'mon N Ride It (The Train)" Quad City DJs (1996)

I think I was aware even at the time how stupid this song was, but now it's just mind-blowing. That didn't stop us from doing "the train" at my middle school's freak fests dances, though! I definitely remember watching this one on California Music Channel. That rapper looks like a Quad City Octaganerian. They were probably huge in the Miami bass scene before this and probably still are now.

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I forgot about Robin Givens.

I was checking out my girl Miss Chi Chi's blog Platform Launch Action and I found that R&B singing Tank is dating Robin Givens. J and I fell out about two months ago when we found out she was in a gospel musical with Ginuwine and I thought by now she would have faded to black but I guess not.

"i just dont understand how any self respecting man could date her"
- J

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Britney & Paris' texts hacked!

**Before we get any confusion and hate-mail, this is a PARODY. It's hilarious but it's not real, no matter how likely it may be. TAKE THAT INTO CONSIDERATION BEFORE YOU LEAVE COMMENTS.**

I found this over at MSNBC Gossip. It's a rendering of what texts between Britney Spears, Paris Hilton and Lindsay Lohan might have been like in those few frenzied days when Britney and Paris especially were practically inseparable. This mess is funny! Here are some of my favorite parts:

Nov. 25
Heirhead (4:35:36 PM): Wanna go to Manx 2nite?
BritBrit (4:37:30 PM): OK, but i’m wearin’ drawers this time!
Heirhead (4:47:55 PM): LOL! NOT!
BritBrit (4:49:01 PM): Your a bad influence! (Mom sez so!)
Heirhead (4:49:40 PM): OMG! Know what would be funny?
BritBrit (4:51:05 PM): huh
Heirhead (4:51:12 PM): Let’s invite Frcrtch!!!
BritBrit (4:52:27 PM): who?
Heirhead (4:52:49 PM): “LAST CALL” LOHAN!
BritBrit (4:56:50 PM): I thought you hated her!
Heirhead (4:56:59 PM): it’ll be a riot!

Nov. 26
MeanGirl69 (1:24:01 PM): Had a blast last night, guyz! Again 2nite?
Heirhead (1:24:13 PM): um, we’ll see. K?
BritBrit (1:26:00 PM): OMG!!!11! Did you two see my new pics?????
Heirhead (1:26:16 PM): u rock!
MeanGirl69 (1:26:35 PM): Old skool…I was doing that when you were still preggers!
Heirhead (1:26:59 PM): hey frcrtch, I was doing that when you were still fat.
BritBrit: (1:28:15 PM): burn!
MeanGirl69 (1:28:40 PM): i’m losing the signal. Not getting ur messages. cant make it tonight. Have another photo-op. oh, well.
Heirhead (1:28:45 PM): right :)~

Nov. 27
Heirhead (5:26:17 PM): The paparazzi love U!
BritBrit (5:30:07 PM): My mom sez I should wear panties.
BritBrit (5:32:13 PM): Sez I need to think of my kids or something…
Heirhead (5:32:34 PM): Girl, that’s where your kids came from ;^)
BritBrit (5:34:55 PM): I KNOW! Hey, are you busy next week?
Heirhead (5:35:02 PM): N2BZ4UQT
BritBrit (5:45:09 PM): huh?
Heirhead (5:45:46 PM): not too busy for you cutie!
BritBrit (5:50:00 PM): oh, hee. Well, WHTBBMAWM?
Heirhead (5:50:09 PM): ???
BritBrit (5:52:13 PM): Wanna host the Billboard Music Awards with me?
Heirhead (5:52:40 PM): that’d be so hot!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Nov. 28
Heirhead (6:05:13 PM): Party @ Lotus 2nite!
BritBrit (6:08:09 PM): I dunno I think I should spend time with my baby and my older baby
Heirhead (6:08:12 PM): That’s what nannies are for!

Dec. 1
MeanGirl69 (12:32:06 PM): That wuz so much fun, guyz!
BritBrit (12:35:12 PM): My mom’s so mad. sez I need to stop flashing everybody.
Heirhead (12:35:15 PM): My mom is disappointed in all of us
MeanGirl69 (12:35:18 PM): My mom thought it was cool! Where to now?
BritBrit (12:36:46 PM): um…
Heirhead (12:36:47 PM): Hey Linds, why don’t you go “be adequite” somewhere else?
MeanGirl69 (12:36:50 PM): i’m losing the signal. Not getting ur messages. cant make it tonight. Have another photo-op. oh, well.

Read the whole thing here.

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New Jay-Z video - "Lost Ones"

Featuring Corinne Bailey Rae Chrisette Michele. As far as I'm concerned the only "Lost Ones" that matters was put out by Ms. Hill in 1998. Everything about this song except the beat (thanks, Dr. Dre) is annoying. The way he pauses in between words, the chorus... and this video is not helping. Is anything even happening? I think I dozed off around the 3rd time we saw a shot of him riding around in a car.

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Eddie Murphy doesn't think it's his baby.

Eddie Murphy revealed that he's split with former Spice Girl Melanie B., and he's questioning the paternity of her unborn child.

Murphy was asked on a Dutch TV show this weekend if he was happy with the pregnant Melanie, to which he responded, "You're being presumptuous, because we're not together anymore. And I don't know whose child that is, until it comes out and has a blood test. You shouldn't jump to conclusions, sir." Okay then!

The couple started dating in June, just two months after the "Daddy Day Care" star's divorce became final. Murphy already has six children, while Melanie, aka Scary Spice, has a daughter from a previous relationship. Now who's your daddy?

Murphy's rep was not immediately available for comment.


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Barbie & Clyde '06

Japanese toy designer Eric So gave this doll version of Jay-Z to the rapper as a gift for his 57th birthday, which is today. Uhhhh... is it me or does it look like Curious George in some Rocawear jeans?! All I'm saying is if I was Jay-Z I would not be too flattered.

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Why Andre? Why?

Give me the strength to not add my boy Andre to the Mess of the Moment section! Hold me back!

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Beyonce speaks on the Jennifer Hudson Fued Rumor

Beyonce has finally spoken out about the supposed fued she is having with Dreamgirls co-star Jennifer Hudson to People. I'd like to post my favorite quotes from the article:

"I'm already a star. I already have nine Grammys. Everyone knows I can sing," Knowles said. "I did this because I wanted people to know that I can act and I can play someone so different from myself."

"I mean," said Knowles, "I wish I could've gained 20 pounds and played Effie.

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Pretty Ricky - On The Hotline

Okay the best part is when they introduce them. I didn't know they had names like "Spectacular" and "Pleasure". They are too old for that! With names like this I thought they were about to do a Care Bear Call. These are some Treasure Troll names! LOL at him licking his lips. Watching this video made me feel like I was playing Jet Set Radio Future!

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Blah Blah Blah's

Vivica is still talking about 50 cent.[ Juiicy Scoop ]
Look at all the trainwrecks at the Vh1 Big in '06 Awards [ YBF ]
LMAO[ Bossip ]
This is what happens when you break up with Kanye [ C&D ]
*SMH* at Boys II Men [ Juicy News ]

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The Facts of Life.

December 4, 2006 -- TOOTIE has a bun in the oven. Friends of former "Facts of Life" star Kim Fields say the actress is three months pregnant with her first child. There is no word on who the father of the baby is. For the past few years, Fields has given up acting in favor of directing and moved to New York from Los Angeles. A rep for Fields didn't return calls.
Page Six

By the way shit is going with these Hollywood relationships I'm going to make a guess and say that baby's daddy is Darryl M. Bell

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Amerie - Take Control

This video is good. It's a breath of fresh air from seeing the pretty singer in the club dancing all up on the mystery guy and playing hard to get. Amerie looks fantastic in this. I love the little story line in the video. Her singing? Um. Well. Yeah she looks pretty in this.

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Beyonce performs on the Today Show

She looks good in these. Matt's looking nervous as hell!

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