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Sunday, November 30, 2014


This was no ordinary SWEET 16! Known for elaborate birthday celebrations, daughter of rap superstar Lil Wayne, and Toya Wright has more high priced toys than woman twice her age! 

Not only did she have an A-list - guest list including Lil Wayne of course, Fantasia, Kandi, Nicki Minaj (who also performed), Rasheeda, Tiny, and Nivea to name a few, she also had several wardrobe changes throughout the night. The highlight was gifts from her parents which included a Ferrari, and BMW SUV.
Many fans online questioned buying a 16 year old a Ferrari, and anticipated danger with the combination. We can only assume her parents will carefully monitor her while indulging in her new toys. HAPPY BIRTHDAY NAE!!!!! Check the hashtag #NaeDay on Instagram for all the great pics and videos!
Some pictures courtesy of Talking With Tami.

Sunday, November 23, 2014


    Marion Barry, an icon of D.C. politics good and bad for more than 40 years, has died at age 78.
"It is with deep regret that the family of former four-time D.C. Mayor, and Ward 8 City Councilman, Marion S. Barry, Jr., announces that he has passed," read a statement early Sunday from Barry's family.
Barry had been hospitalized at Howard University Hospital Thursday after complaining of a urinary tract infection. He was released Saturday, and family members said he seemed to feel well. "In his own words, he was 'fantabulous' -- his words, not mine," said Barry spokeswoman LaToya Foster at an early-morning press conference at United Medical Center.
Sunday morning, Barry visited with his son, Christopher, and then stopped to eat. On his way back into his home from the car, Barry collapsed. His driver brought him inside the home, unresponsive.
Barry was taken to United Medical Center at about 12:15 a.m. Sunday, and was pronounced dead at about 1:45 a.m.
Reaction poured in as news of Barry's death spread early Sunday morning. "He loved the District of Columbia and so many Washingtonians loved him," D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray said in a statement that expressed "deep sadness" and promised "official ceremonies worthy of a true statesman of the District of Columbia."
Gray ordered flags at all D.C. buildings to be flown at half-staff beginning Sunday in Barry's honor.
In a statement released Sunday, incoming D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser said, "Mayor Marion Barry gave a voice to those who need it most."
Barry had recently taped an interview with Oprah Winfrey for her show, "Oprah: Where Are They Now?" The Barry family statement indicated that the interview — which included his new book, "Mayor For Life: the Incredible Story of Marion Barry, Jr." — still would air Sunday at 9 p.m.
Barry served four terms as mayor and had a lock on the D.C. Council’s Ward 8 seat. But along with that huge political success, many personal failures marked his turbulent life.
Early on in his career, the Washington City Paper dubbed him “Mayor for Life.” He confounded critics who railed against his melodramatic life, even as he basked in the admiration of forgiving citizens who looked to him as their champion.
The son of a Mississippi sharecropper, Barry emerged from the student and civil rights activism of the 1960s to serve on the elected D.C. school board and D.C. Council.
In 1979, Barry began serving the first of three consecutive terms as D.C.’s second elected mayor. His pro-business policies helped spur economic development. He built civic programs for youth and senior citizens, and opened the city government to many African-American professionals, who previously had been shut out.
But lackluster city services, like slow snow removal and lost city ambulances, dogged Barry's administration. He battled a soaring homicide rate among the worst in the nation, and vowed a war on illegal drugs even as rumors about his own drug addiction swirled around Washington.
Barry's stature crumbled spectacularly in 1990, when an FBI sting videotaped Barry smoking crack cocaine in Washington’s Vista Hotel.
Barry famously complained that he had been set up by former girlfriend Rasheeda Moore, an FBI informant.
Barry’s federal trial turned into a drama of prosecution charges and persecution complaints. Out of 14 drug charges, a jury convicted Barry of a single misdemeanor possession charge. U.S. District Court Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson sentenced him to six months in prison, the maximum punishment.
Many thought the scandal would finish Barry's political career.
But in 1992, Barry emerged from prison and began his comeback right at the prison gate. Just months later he won the Ward 8 council seat from longtime ally and four-term incumbent Wilhelmina Rolark.
In 1994, he swept back into the mayor’s office for a fourth term, trouncing failed reform Mayor Sharon Pratt Kelly. Congress reacted sharply to concerns over another term for Barry and Kelly’s massive debt by creating a five-member federal control board to run the city over Barry.
Barry appointed then-obscure Anthony Williams as his chief financial officer. Acerbic and shy compared to Barry, Williams won the mayor’s office in 1998 when Barry chose not to seek re-election.
Barry returned to the political limelight in 2004, winning Ward 8 over another former ally, Sandy Allen. Waving off criticism of disloyalty, Barry said it wasn’t personal — it was politics.
In recent years, Barry easily won re-election in Ward 8. But he suffered from declining health, and received a kidney transplant.
Other controversies endured: failing to file income taxes, being censured for steering a city contract to a girlfriend, and making insensitive remarks about Asian storeowners and Filipina nurses, to whom he later apologized after stinging public criticism.
In August, Barry was involved in a wrong-way accident on Pennsylvania Avenue. Barry blamed low blood sugar that had made him disoriented.
But of the six mayors who’ve served the city since home rule began in the 1970s, it was Barry’s Mayor for Life personality and rollercoaster career that helped define D.C. politics for decades.
Barry first came to D.C. with the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee. He later helped establish and run Pride, an inner-city help group. When Congress granted limited home rule to D.C., Barry won a first seat on the D.C. Council in 1974.
Shot in the chest by Hanafi Muslims when they overran at the Wilson Building in 1977, Barry used the publicity to help launch his 1978 campaign for mayor. He was a brash reformer, equally eloquent on the streets and in boardrooms. He narrowly won a three-way battle after The Washington Post editorial page heavily and repeatedly endorsed him.
But his terms in office were marred by investigations into cronyism, those drug abuse allegations and his image as a self-professed night owl.
Despite his faults, Barry is credited with opening the city’s government to black citizens; for creating a massive summer jobs program that while wasteful in many cases offered a job or paid internship to any city youth who wanted one; and for treating senior citizens as a top priority with homes and programs for those in the twilight of life. His pro-business stance helped fuel the downtown real estate boom in the 1980s and helped fill his campaign war chest. He completed the city’s first convention center on time and on budget. In his last term as mayor, Barry landed the deal to get the MCI Center (now the Verizon Center) built downtown.
In his final days on the Council, Barry suffered from ailments including diabetes, high blood pressure and infections. On the Council he was once again pushing for summer youth jobs, development east of the Anacostia River and help for senior citizens.
Still, his national reputation is one of a promising politician undone or diminished by his personal failings; a politician who rose against seemingly hopeless odds to win and stay in the life of politics, often in spite of himself.
Source NBC Washington

Friday, November 21, 2014


Well this came as a total shock, AGAIN, new silly video showing a softer side of Bey, dancing and smiling ear to ear, to her single "7/11".
Beyonce has become the queen of the element of surprise where her music and visuals are concerned! 
YOU GOT US AGAIN BEY! However, you can't help but love how fun this video looks.

Monday, November 17, 2014


Baby sister to Beyonce, Solange Knowles Ferguson, is now a married woman. In her standard trendy, hippiesque presence, Solange and groom Alan Ferguson, arrived to their wedding on bicycles and smiles. 

The wedding party and guest were in all white, and how can we not talk about Solanges' perfect Afro, and nontraditional, yet beautiful wedding attire!

Jay-Z was in attendance with wife Beyonce, and adorable Blue Ivy. Notable mentions, Mom Tina Knowles and long time boyfriend were also in attendance, looking great as always! Congrats Solange!


Aaliyah Haughton, an unforgettable singer, dancer, actress, and model, born in Brooklyn New York 1979, and died in a tragic plane crash in the height of her career, August 25 2001. 

As a longtime Aaliyah fan, I was initially ecstatic when I heard about a movie being made about her life. I wondered of course how the controversial moments would be played out, and showcased (i.e rumored marriage to R. Kelly as a young teenager) but overall it seemed like a great idea, and I was completely sold. Shortly after the hype about the biopic, Aaliyahs family made it known to the public that they did not support this project one bit, so much so, that originally cast actress, Zendaya Coleman, backed out of film. If it's one thing I believe about the Haugton family, it has always appeared that they were upstanding, educated, calm and fair dealing people. The fact that they didn't support this film was enough for me to look into exactly why, and quite honestly, choose a side. Allegedly, the way the biopic was being filmed, cast or otherwise, the family would not, and obviously did not have any input in. That just didn't seem fair, or ethical in any way.

So I vowed, as a true Aaliyah fan, I would not support this biopic in the least bit.

Wendy Williams as co-executive producer, pushed the biopic on her popular morning show, "The Wendy Show". Monday morning (following the debut on Lifetime) on the hot topics segment stated "I see my Aaliyah movie "broke the internet" this weekend... whether you loved it or hated it.. you watched.. we all have opinions". She seems to have clearly understood the biopic was an epic fail, and moved on quickly to discuss other hot topics.

Record executive and producer who worked closely with Aaliyah, Timbaland, slammed the movie on social media in several post, he recorded an instagram video and stated "Someone just told me that they playing that BULL again on TV #Faaaawkumean ". He and the rest of instagram went on to posting over 12 thousand memes, with the hashtag #LifetimeBeLike. The memes bashed the alleged horrible casting for the biopic as well as the alleged bad singing and acting.

Aaliyah Haughton was and always will be "One In a Million".

Check out the Official Aaliyah Haughton Website.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014


The wait is over! Check out the behind the scenes of  Chudney J ft Mavado "Yuh Nuh Ready". The official video will be dropping this month on Chudney J's VEVO page. Stay in touch with Chudney J on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook

For bookings and PR contact

Saturday, November 8, 2014


The SPICEY ONE has done it again! After racking up over 9 million Youtube/Vevo views on her single "So Mi Like It", Spice is back with a steamy, sultry, super sexy video; "Conjugal Visit" ft Vybz Kartel (well, a close enough look alike).

Who would have thought the 2008 crossover hit, "Romping Shop" could be matched?! Well sit back and enjoy the ride, Spice and Vybz Kartel have scored another noteworthy collaboration. 

In an exclusive interview with PRGirlAngel, Spice stated " The song was recorded in 2009 and it was supposed to be a follow up to Romping Shop, but we never really get a chance to put it out. So, the name of the song, "Conjugal Visit", we decided to call it that this year because of him (Vybz Kartel) being in prison, so that's what inspired the whole concept of the video".

And what a video it is! The video was launched November 5 in New Kingston, Jamaica at "Triple Century". The event was a success, with a star studded turn out.

Meanwhile, Spice is busy touring, from Europe to USA, to the beautiful Caribbean Islands, and most currently French Guiana.

Make sure to follow Spice on Twitter and Instagram

Congrats on all your success Spice, keep up the good work and continue to keep dancehall alive! 


Chudney J takes it back to her roots with "Gimmi Love", produced by Izy Beats.

"Gimmi Love" boast a sweet, roots rock reggae sound, infused with lyrics and harmonies that take your mind on an imaginative journey, inspired by sensual love. The single is already buzzing in European markets due to some recent radio airplay, making this one of Chudney J's most highly anticipated singles.

When asked how the concept of the song came about, Chudney answered " It's about me wanting love, searching for that guy that just makes me tingle inside.." (she laughs) she went on to say " I believe in love, real love, and I love the feeling of being loved and giving love".

"Gimmi Love" is available on iTunes for pre-order starting today November 8 2014, the single will be released on all digital platforms November 18 2014.

Twitter and Instagram @Chudney

For bookings and publicity contact

Friday, November 7, 2014

Reggae Star Nesbeth "Victory" EP Available on Pre-Order + Gratification Download Track

Having recently announced the November 18th release of his eagerly anticipated "Victory EP", reggae star Nesbeth is teasing fans and music lovers with a taste of "Victory".

With the fervent, tremendous feedback of the upcoming EP, Entertainment Soul has announced that fans and music lovers will get a gratification download track with the pre-order of "Victory" EP.   

Produced by Nesbeth himself, the socially conscious "Hundu Lay Lay" which reflects of a universal and timeless struggle and resiliency, is laid on an tribal feel of drums and vocal rhythms. "Hundu Lay Lay which has a definite African vibe to it. I want to inspire the nation to strive for their victory. Word sound is power." stated the singer.

The Manchester Award and Industry Achievers Awards recipient is hard at work on a promotional journey which will lead to the official release album party that will take place in Kingston, Jamaica, November 17th. The event is to be streamed live via the artist website:

Distributed by Zojak Worlwide, "Victory" EP is available for pre-order on itunes
For Promotional copies for radio & reviews, or invite enquires for the Victory EP Launch at the Pegasus, Kingston, JA. email: 

Publicist Contact
Destine Media
Ph: 347-497-8874

Thursday, November 6, 2014


It's reported, the 44 year old, rap mogul, husband to Beyonce, and business man, loves "Ace of Spades" champagne so much, not only does he rap about it, he also served it at a 2012 fundraiser held for President Obama, displaying 350 bottles of the pricey champagne.

Jay-Z has now bought the "Armand de Brignac" champagne business for an undisclosed amount. The champagne is known as “Ace of Spades,” and is produced by eight people in the French town of Chigny-les-Roses, the BBC reports. It was featured in at least one Jay-Z music video and sells for $300 per bottle.

Jay-Z has an estimated net worth of $520 million, according to Forbes magazine, making him the third richest hip-hop star in the world. He also has a clothing line, restaurants and a recording label.

Congrats Mr.Carter!


For the first time in 17 years, a Jamaican female reggae artiste has topped Billboard's Reggae album chart.

With first-week sales of 547 copies, Etana's fourth studio album I Rise (VP Records) leaps from seven to number one.

The Clive Hunt-produced album is Etana's fourth entry on the album chart. The last time a Jamaican female reggae artiste topped the chart was 1997 with Diana King's Think like a Girl.

Etana, who is in the middle of an American tour, is ecstatic about topping the Billboard chart.

"I am grateful to all my fans who purchased the album in the United States of America the first week and all those who pre-ordered the album, also. It is because of them, actually. Thank you so much," Etana told the Jamaica Observer.

Asked what kind of work went into the album, Etana said: "It was well-thought out by the A&R, the producer and myself. But when the musicians came to each session, it was easy-going and fun. It was a good vibe. The hardest part was doing the vocal recording sessions with Dwain 'Barbwire' Campbell. But it makes me appreciate him more," she said.

Among the musicians who worked on the album are Dwain 'Wiya' Campbell from C Sharp, Lamont Monty Savory, Aeion Hoilett from C Sharp, Ranoy Gordon, Kirk Bennett, Handell Tucker, Christopher Tyrell, Denver Smith, Hopeton Williams, Evrol Wray, Howard Foulds, Nicholas Laraque, and Garth aka Ducky.

Etana's current tour kicked off on October 23. It will wrap in late November. Featured on the tour are veteran reggae singer Cocoa Tea and old- school deejay Louie Culture.

"The tour has been going great so far. I have great supportive fans and I am so grateful for them," said Etana.

The tour is scheduled to make stops in Washington; DC; Massachusetts; Ohio; Chicago; Florida; North Carolina; Virginia; Georgia; Maryland, and New Jersey.

article courtesy of Jamaica Observer

Wednesday, November 5, 2014


Destiny Child singer, Kelly Rowland and husband Tim Weatherspoon announced the birth of their first child, son, Titan Jewell Weatherspoon, born today at 1:30pm weighing in at 7.5lbs.  

"We are thrilled to announce that today we are the proud parents of our first son.." the singer stated. "We are blessed to report everyone is healthy and happy!"

People magazine reports, throughout much of her pregnancy, the mom-to-be, 33, let her photos do the talking, posting a snapshot of big and mini Air Jordans in June with the caption, “I’ll be stuntin’ like my daddy.”

In July, Rowland confirmed she was expecting a son — and even dropped hints about her baby boy’s name.

“The dad picked out the name. It has to do with family,” Rowland, who showed off her baby belly at the VMAs in August, said.

But her biggest belly reveal came in October, when the proud expectant mama bared it all in a series of nude shots.

“I took a birthing class and I was amazed by all the things this woman was saying to me about birthing and what the body does naturally. Why wouldn’t you want to celebrate that?” she told Elle.

Now that she’s a new mom, Rowland is pulling double duty, caring for Titan Jewell and her newlywed husband. “When the baby gets here, it’s not just one baby. I have two babies now. My husband and the baby — you have to take care of both,” she joked to PEOPLE in September.

CONGRATS KELLY & TIM!!! Best wishes!