JoJo Keeps It Real

20 02 2008

JoJo has come out on her MySpace to quash rumors that she turned down the lead role in “Hannah Montana” because of her hectic schedule — she says she turned it down because she wasn’t interested in being that kind of artist.

Another mistake that is stated on the Wikipedia page is that I turned down the Hannah Montanna role because of my hectic schedule. This is not true. I was not interested in doing a television show like that because I did not want to be that kind of artist. I am more concerned with being a legitimate artist; not one created for the captive tween audience, from a television show. They were going to use the same formula that they did with Hillary Duff and her show, and I did not want to be a manufactured artist. I wanted to do it on my own; the old fashioned way; with talent, determination, and hard work, and without a television show, which is fed to the tween masses. This is the same reason I have turned down every reality show that has been offered to me, since I signed my record deal. For me, it is about integrity. (Source)

You know what, I’m not mad at this at all. For someone who is just barely 17 years old, JoJo seems to have more sense than a lot of 30-somethings in the game these days. Sure I’m a little biased because I have a crush on her (when she’s legal I’m gonna holla), but you’ve got to give it up to her for looking beyond the instant gratification and striving for long-lasting respect and (hopefully) fame for her talent. Trust — in five years Disney may still be making money off Miley Cyrus, but they will not be concerned with using her as an artist once she gets too old.

I really think JoJo is gonna make a classic album in the next few years. She has the voice and now she just has to break out of the “kiddie” mold and she will have something really spectacular.

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Mo’Nique’s Ex Says She Pushes That China White

31 01 2008

Mo’Nique’s ex-man is trying to sell a tell-all book about living with her. Ummmmm. I love Mo’Nique but come on. Anyway, this dude says Mo’nique smokes a lot of pot and sells drugs on the side when the checks are slow to come in.

Actress Mo’nique has hit out at claims made by her ex-fiance that she smokes and deals drugs and once threatened to have him killed.

Marvin Dawson, 28, dated the 40-year-old star of Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins until she ditched him in 2003 because of his criminal record that included theft, gun and drug possession charges.

But Dawson claims Mo’nique is a hypocrite, telling the National Enquirer, “Not only was she an avid marijuana user, but she also did cocaine. And what’s worse, she began making money dealing coke.”

Dawson also accuses her of tax evasion and adds that when they broke up, “Mo’nique threatened my life. She said if I ever told anyone about her lifestyle, she’d hire someone to kill me.”

Dawson claims he is planning to write a book about his life with the star.

But Mo’nique’s lawyer Warren Brown has hit back: “Marvin Dawson has no credibility - he’s a nut. If she was dealing in kilos of cocaine, the DEA (drugs enforcement agency) should have her on their suspects list. See if they have anything on her. That’s dumb.” (Source)

LOL @ Mo’Nique’s lawyer. He’s dropping science! I need to get him the next time I catch a case (just kidding, I’m a good boy).

And so what if Mo smokes a little weed? It’s not like she’s shooting up heroin in a back alley somewhere. She likes to get her puff on and shut the Denny’s down at 4 am. I ain’t mad at that.

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You Did The Work: New SEOD Winner

21 01 2008

*SEOD*

Props to Shimar for sending in this instant classic Side Eye of Death. This child is not having BabyBush all in her face! She’s looking at him like she’s about rip his face off. Hilarious!

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She Likes It? Wow. Irv Gotti on Superhead

15 12 2007


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I like Irv Gotti in a way. He seems like a nice person for the most part. Kind crazy, hate what he is doing to his family (from the TV show, which was pretty interesting to watch!), and I hate that he can’t seem to catch a break musically anymore, but his candidness and openness are hilariously entertaining.

“Gotti’s Way,” his show on Vh1 was pretty successful and they are doing another season I hear. I didn’t even get to watch ANY of Snoop’s new show, I been so busy!! Did anyone watch it?

As far as Karrine “Superhead” Steffans, well, I have no pity for this woman LOL. Irv said it right — that she LIKES it. I agree with everything he said LOL.

Did anyone see her hawking her clothes on her website?

Sweet Minty Jesus be some hospital-grade detergent and bleach!! Wipe ME down.  Ewww, why would you wear anything she’s had on?!

I mean, if she gave them to Goodwill though, you wouldn’t really know WHO they came from…

Food for thought.

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Well, I Guess Apples Was Misinformed…Cause Clef’s Called Lauryn Out!

27 11 2007

 

Wyclef did an interview at Allhiphop and straight up called Lauryn Hill “bi-polar”! Blast! Straight up blast!

Of course Clef has a new album coming out and he’s also decided that T.I. should be a co-signer on his joint. Hmm, I’m sure now he’s a little like, “oh snap Clifford, why you do me like that!” LOL. 

I’mma post the majority of the interview under the cut. Check it out.

AllHipHop.com: Ok so as you have brought up the Fugees. What is the current state of your relationship with Lauryn Hill? Will the Fugees ever make another album?

Wyclef: Right now? No. At this point I really think Lauryn needs psychiatric help. Once she gets better I think that would definitely be a possibility but until she gets help and admits she has a problem, no one can help her. At this point I really think it will take an act of God to change her.

AllHipHop.com: When did you last speak to Lauryn?

Wyclef: I haven’t spoke to her in like what? I think it’s been two years now.

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Keyshia’s (Ex-)Fans Are Crunk!

20 11 2007

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Some fans who attended the Columbus show that Keyshia Cole no-showed at — reportedly because she didn’t want to go on before Ne-Yo — decided to get brolic and recorded this diss song. I’m over here cracking up because they said “I know I should have bought the bootleg”, “Get your gap fixed” and “You’re not R. Kelly, you’re just a feature.” They went hard!

Props to Sherri for the heads up.

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HEAR, HEAR CHRIS ROCK!!

6 11 2007

Chris Rock is a fool and I love when he just calls ish out. I spotted this over at an industry blog I read and I had to post it.

Diddy — this one is for you!

Chris Rock: Music kind of sucks. Nobody’s into being a musician. Everybody’s getting their mogul on. You’ve been so infiltrated by this corporate mentality that all the time you’d spend getting great songs together, you’re busy doing nine other things that have nothing to do with art. You know how shitty Stevie Wonder’s songs would have been if he had to run a fuckin’ clothing company and a cologne line?

RollingStone: Plenty of rappers say, “I’m not a rapper, I’m a businessman.”

Chris Rock: That’s why rap sucks, for the most part. Not all rap, but as an art form it’s just not at its best moment. Sammy the Bull would have made a shitty album. And I don’t really have a desire to hear Warren Buffett’s album - or the new CD by Paul Allen. That’s what everybody’s aspiring to be.

We live in a weird time. No one knows who’s smart - we just know who makes money. “Hey, somebody invented Viagra! We don’t know their name, but we know Pfizer, because they make the money.” That guy made a pill that keeps your dick hard, and nobody knows who the fuck he is. The pharmaceutical companies are like fuckin’ record companies. There’s literally the Bo Diddley of medicine walking around, not getting his royalties. He signed all his fucking pill publishing away.

(”Rolling Stone”, Issue 1039, November 15, 2007, page 157)

PREACH! CHUUCH! *cues up organ* YES SUH! THAT’S THE WORD! HE GOT THE WORD! *falls under pew*

Can we give Chris Rock a lifetime Grammy achievement award or something? A Moonman? An American Music Award? A Nickelodeon surfboard!?! He deserves something! Hook a brotha up!

There’s nothing more American than calling someone out on their B.S. LOL.

I saw we file a class action lawsuit on behalf of Cheri Dennis, Danity Kane, MTB4 boys, Yung Joc, Gorilla Zoe, Eightball & MJG, and all the other Bad Boy Records artists who dropped albums/singles this year and no one even remembers them a couple of months later!

Don’t make me write another petition! ROFL!

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Dr. Roxanne Shante, Educatin’ The People.

19 09 2007

Roxanne Shante, who was one of the first women in hip-hop, fooled her label and everyone else into paying for her education! Her label, thinking that she would never really finish school, gave her a clause in her contract that she got at age 15 that said they would pay for her education. Many, many years later, she is now a Ph. D. and they paid for ALL of it.

Lil’ Mama, please take note! When that tour bus breaks down and that lip gloss loses it’s luster, where you gonna be?

This is what I am talking about LOL, someone pimpin’ the system back.

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*pumps fist in the air*

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Serena Williams is stank and the press is letting her know

5 09 2007

The press got in Big ReRe’s ass because of a huffy press conference she held after she was defeated at the U.S. Open.

“I just think she made a lot of lucky shots and I made a lot of errors,” Williams said at her news conference of opponent Justine Henin.

“I really don’t feel like talking about it. It’s like I don’t want to get fined. That’s the only reason I came. I can’t afford to pay the fines because I keep losing.”

Players who fail to appear for post-match news conferences face fines from tennis officials.

Williams’s words and manner were greeted with widespread disdain.

“(Williams) met the media afterward like a rattlesnake meets a ground squirrel,” wrote Bill Dwyer, in the Los Angeles Times.

“If anybody was expecting perspective afterward, or maybe a gracious nod to a better effort by an opponent, forget it. We had sullen Serena. Snippy Serena. Snarly Serena.”

In the New York Times, under the headline, “Williams needs a lesson in etiquette”, Selena Roberts wrote: “Who’s classless now?

“The grumpy, borderline nasty disposition that Williams displayed after her loss was a little jarring considering she had her own lack of preparation to blame for giving in so easily to Henin.

“Serena was bitter, angry and upset. She directed some of that at Henin. Who could use charm school now?” (Source)

At the end of the day, I guess ReRe is just a hood rat like any other from Compton, so we shouldn’t be surprised by her bad attitude. Is it disappointing and should she be ashamed? Yes. But all I’m saying is you don’t take your alcoholic Aunt Linda to an open bar and expect her to be acting all quaint and shit.

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David Banner: “Al Sharpton is a permed-out pimp”

13 08 2007

“…’Cuz I sho’ ain’t voting for Sharpton!”

David Banner is just one of several rappers responding to Al Sharpton’s crusade against explicit hip-hop lyrics. David got WILD on him, saying the Reverend is nothing but “a permed-out pimp” and that his priorities are not in order.

“This is the kind of s**t that I’m talking about. They’re killing kids in New Jersey and all across the country and all a n***a got to talk about is rap lyrics? F**k that about they’re our elders and we gotta respect them. I’m tired of this.”

“The next time you see Al Sharpton, tell him I said f**k him and he can suck my d**k. … I might change the name of my album from The Greatest Story Never Told to F**k Al Sharpton. I hate Al Sharpton.”

“He’s [Sharpton] a permed-out pimp. Him and Jesse Jackson are out here charging people to do rallies with them. They’re more worried about their investors than our kids. Tell him David Banner said it.” (Source)

Damn! Sounds like he’s not playing around. This could spin out of control with the quickness, and I can’t wait to watch it.

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Pimp C took it to the church live on the radio

25 07 2007

Pimp C got on the phone to talk on the radio in Atlanta and the man had quite a bit to clarify and get off his chest. Peoples’ feelings are getting hurt because Pimp basically said Atlanta isn’t the south, rappers lie too much in their rhymes, and that there’s a bunch of DL rappers and he knows who they are. None of this is news — except maybe the part about Atlanta — but Pimp is probably the first person I’ve heard be so brutally honest about it. He sounds mad as hell on this! At the same time, though, he totally presented his arguments in a clear-cut fashion without getting overly emotional.

Pimp C interview

The firestorm that set this off were some of Pimp’s comments in a forthcoming issue of Ozone Magazine. Some highlights (thanks Illseed):

On Atlanta:

“Atlanta is not the South. Atlanta is not the South, gotdamn it, when you go to Atlanta what does your clock say? When you get off the plane from Los Angeles or Texas, what time do it be over there? Atlanta is East Coast time. You n***as ain’t in the South.

On Russell Simmons:

“I just made peace with the lil n***a Short Dawg cause on the cool, it really wasn’t his fault. It was ol’ d**k-in-the-booty-Russell Simmons fault for not taking the message back to him and telling him to change his name. Yeah, I said ‘d**k-in-the-booty.’ I know what I’m talking about. B***h, I’ll air you out too.”

On rappers with a lot of jewels like Mike Jones and Lil‘ Flip:

Them big ol’ plates they be wearing that look like dinner plates? Them diamonds are monkey. You need to take that monkey shit back cause you embarrassing us.

On Ne-Yo:

I ain’t out here dressing up trying to be sexy licking my lips like old gay a** Ne-Yo. Licking lips and shit, n***a. Pussy d**k in the booty a** n***a wearing all that gotdamn lipgloss at their video shoots and letting n***as put makeup on their face. Yeah, I said Ne-Yo, you heard what the f**k I said. N***as putting all that lip gloss on they f**kin’ lips looking like they’ve just been eating a pork chop sandwich with no hands.

Sweet LAWD, he went in! It sounds like he had calmed down quite a bit by the time he got on the radio. I guess I can’t be mad because he is basically saying what all of us are feeling — except, again, maybe for the Atlanta part. They need to give this man a show!

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