Category Archives: F.A.M.E.
In celebration of his new album, Excuse my French, French Montana hosts his party at New York’s Webster Hall. Special guests included Diddy, Swizz Beatz, Wale, and Raekwon.
Excuse My French is in stores now and available on iTunes
Things may start to look up for New York Jets Quarterback, Geno Smith. Following the frustrating draft selection, former West Virginia star Geno Smith has officially joined Jay-z sports firm, Roc Nation Sports.
Geno Smith, who surprisingly didn’t get picked up until the second round of the draft, is happy with his decision and when asked by the press:
“I think it’s just his agency. When you talk about being in New York from a standpoint of what they can do in the city, the connections that they have, I think it’s a good move. My mother and my family is comfortable with it, I’m comfortable with it. I’m just going to move on from there, not let it be a big deal, remain humble and keep focusing on football.”
“I’m not a businessman, I’m a business, man. Let me handle my business damn!” — Hov
From Paris with Love… The REAL basketball wives (and girlfriends) of NBA players were spotted in London to support their men and LaLa Anthony’s official release of her new cosmetics line Motives!
I know you all are wondering, what is The baddest bitch doing in this mix? Yea I asked the same thing… But rumor has it, she is now dating OKC Thunder’s James Harden! These lovely ladies should really be the ones with the show, but the keep it classy and their personal lives as private as possible.
[Props to Necole Bitchie for the imagery]
Sophisticated Ignorance… I just want to start by saying: I FUCKING LOVE Kanye West! He does not change for no one, and you can believe he gone always give us something entertaining! And despite whether you agree with his way of life and the things he chooses to say, you can’t take nothing from his craft: music! He is a genius…
So Kanye surprised fans with tracks from G.O.O.D Music’s upcoming album, Cruel Summer, set to drop Sept. 12 2k12! Amongst the songs was a special track “Perfect Bitch”—
It’s only natural that the world automatically thinks the track is about his well-known girlfriend, Kim K! But unlike other artist and rumors, this was confirmed quite fast! Yesterday, West posted on twitter “I wrote Perfect Bitch about Kim”
&& they say romance is dead…
Be sure to cop Cruel Summer in September to hear what the song reveals….
We finally hear it from the horses mouth… It only took a couple days of speculation about the newly heard rumor regarding singer, Frank Ocean, was bisexual to be confirmed. A couple of days ago it hit blog pages everywhere that someone who heard Frank Ocean’s debut album early that in a couple of tracks about love he referred to a man, using terms such as “him” and HE instead of her.
Until about 7 hours ago they were pure hear-say, that is, until Frank Ocean himself posted to twitter, a photo, which was linked to his tumblr page where he reveals that his first love was indeed a man at age 19:
Whoever you are, wherever you are… I’m starting to think we are a lot alike. Human beings spinning on blackness. All wanting to be seen, touched, heard, paid attention to. My loved ones are everything to me here. In the last year or 3, I’ve screamed at my creator. Screamed at clouds in the sky. For some explanation. Mercy maybe. For peace of mind to rain like manna somehow. 4 Summers ago, I met somebody. I was 19 years old. He was too. We spent that Summer and the Summer after, together. Everyday almost. And on the days we were together, time would glide. Most of the day I’d see him, and his smile. I’d hear his conversation and his silence.. Until it was time to sleep. Sleep I would often share with him. By the time I realized I was in love, it was malignant. It was hopeless. There was no escaping. No negotiating with the feeling. No choice. It was my first love. It changed my life. Back then, my mind would wander to the women I had been with. The ones I cared for and thought I was in love with. I reminisced about the sentimental songs I enjoyed when I was a teenager. The ones I played when I experienced a girl too quickly. Imagine being thrown from a plane. I wasn’t in a plane though. I was in a Nissan Maxima. The same car I packed up with bags and drove to Los Angeles in. I sat there and told my friend how I felt. I wept as the words left my mouth. I grieved for them, know I could never take them back for myself. He patted my back. He said kind things. He did his best, but he wouldn’t admit the same. He had to go back inside soon. I was late and his girlfriend was waiting for him upstairs. He wouldn’t tell me the truth about his feelings for me for another 3 years. I felt like I’d only imagined reciprocity for years. Now imagine being thrown from a cliff. No. I wasn’t on a cliff. I was still in my car telling myself it was gonna be fine and to take deep breaths. I took the breaths and carried on. I kept up a peculiar friendship with him because I couldn’t imagine keeping up my life without him. I struggled to master myself and my emotions. I wasn’t always successful.
The dance went on.. I kept the rhythm for several Summers after. It’s Winter now. I’m typing this on a plane back to Los Angeles from New Orleans. I flew home for another marred Christmas. I have a windowseat. It’s December 27, 2011. By now, I’ve written two albums. This being the second. I wrote to keep myself busy and sane. I wanted to create worlds that were rosier than mine. I tried to channel overwhelming emotions. I’m surprised at how far all of it has taken me. Before writing this, I’d told some people my story. I’m sure these people kept me alive. Kept me safe… sincerely. These are the folks I wanna thank from the floor of my heart. Everyone of you knows who you are.. Great humans. Probably angels. I don’t know what happens now, and that’s alright. I don’t have any secrets I need kept anymore. There’s probably some small shit still, but you know what I mean. I was never alone, as much as I felt like it..As much as I still do sometimes. I never was. I don’t think I ever could be. Thanks. To my first love, I’m grateful for you. Grateful that even though it wasn’t what I had hoped for and even though it was never enough, it was. Some things never are…And we were. I won’t forget you. I won’t forget the Summer..I’ll remember who I was when I met you. I’ll remember who you were and how we both changed and stayed the same. I’ve never had more respect for life and living than I have right now. Maybe it takes a near death experience to feel alive. Thanks. To my mother, you raised me strong. I know I’m only brave because you were first…So thank you. All of you. For everything good. I feel like a free man. If I listen closely, I can hear the sky falling too.
My opinion: I feel like this was a brave move! It’s sad to say that society is very judgmental to all things, especially those that they find hard to accept. I’m glad that he was comfortable to share his secrets with the world, but I fear that it will have an effect on his record sales, in which his first album releases in about 2 weeks. I honestly don’t see how this man sexuality should overpower how you feel about his music. He is a GREAT artist making powerful love songs that everyone can relate to in a different way, his relation to it may be different from yous, but why knock him? I will still be purchasing Channel Orange and if you aren’t judgmental you should support him as well…
[Check out the picture he posted below and props to Franks Blog for the information]
After 2 years have passed…, Former NBA star Allen Iverson and wife Tawanna Iverson’s divorce is still not finalized.
In fact, things have turned from bad to worse. According to TMZ, Tawanna has stated that A.I. Has not only been hiding a large amount of money from her but he has also been acting crazy!
Tawanna claims that Allen has “engaged in increasingly contemptuous, threatening, and disturbing behavior” over the past few months.
She just wants it to be ovvveeerrr *Keyshia Cole Voice*
“187”, “murk,” and “cake” such simple words can be the determining factor into whether or not rapper, Lil Boosie, will spend the rest of his life in prison! Recent news via HipHopDx stated that the judge preceding over Boosie’s trial for first degree murder of Terry Boyd back in 2009 had allowed specific lyrics from one of Lil Boosie’s songs [specific song not released yet] to be admissible in court against him.
The prosecutor states what Boosies directly states in these lyrics that he hired a hitman to kill Boyd. Despite all the objections for the lyrics to go into evidence, Judge Erwin will allow it, it does look good for Boosie. If found guilty he faces life in prison.