B.o.B ASCENDS INTO SPACE WITH “B.o.B’s STRANGE CLOUDS: THE GAME”; GENRE-BLURRING SUPERSTAR UNVEILS NEW MOBILE GAME FOR iPHONE, iPAD, AND iPOD TOUCH INVENTIVE GAME INSPIRED BY ACCLAIMED NEW ALBUM; “B.o.B’s STRANGE CLOUDS: THE GAME” AVAILABLE EXCLUSIVELY ON THE APP STORE TODAY
Rebel Rock Entertainment/Grand Hustle/Atlantic recording artist B.o.B has officially announced the release of B.o.B’s Strange Clouds: The Game. The mobile game – created by Atlantic Records and GLOW Interactive for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch – is available exclusively at the App Store today. Additional info on B.o.B’s Strange Clouds: The Game, including a game trailer, is available at www.strangecloudsthegame.com.
B.o.B’s Strange Clouds: The Game takes users on a journey with B.o.B as he travels through space, learning the secrets of a new alien race. Players earn fuel for their “rocket ship” while slicing shapes out of strange clouds. The faster and more accurate the shapes are carved, the more fuel is earned, allowing B.o.B fans everywhere to join the Grammy Award-nominated artist as he ascends into a higher – and stranger – space. Read more…
HAPPY BIRTHDAY CAMILLA!!!!
WHO: Camilla Poindexter seen partying with Teyana Taylor, Problem “Function”, Bambi “Basketball Wives of LA”, AL B, at My Studio Night Club in Hollywood CA
WHAT: Camilla Poindexter Celebrates her Birthday at My Studio Nightclub in Hollywood CA
WHEN: August 30, 2012
WHERE: My Studio Night Club – 6623 Hollywood Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90028
WHY: Camilla Poindexter Celebrates her birthday at My Studio Nightclub in Hollywood CA
Actor Mekhi Phifer will host a night of serious gaming for a good cause on Sunday, Sept. 2, 2012 in the Hollywood Hills at mansion resort Fit 4 LA, from 4 p.m. – 11 p.m. (red carpet 4-7pm) The 1st Annual Labor Day Weekend Kickoff 4 Kids Casino Night, presented by InVictus91 Sports Marketing and MPIC Events, will benefit The Young Actors Project and NFL defensive lineman Amobi Okoye’s charitable foundation. Celebrity guests Don Cheadle, Chris Mills, Roger Mills, Brandi Garcia, Omar Miller, Roger Cross, Omar Gooding, Dondre Whitfield, Glynn Turman and Stephen Reed, are expected to attend the red carpet soiree.
“Thank you to everyone that can come out and support Kickoff 4 Kids,” says Okoye. “We work very hard to reach out to as many children that we can and every part counts.” The exclusive event brings together the entertainment and sports industry’s prominent athletes, executives and VIP tastemakers for a charitable outcome. The star-studded, rooftop mixer will take place atop breathtaking views of Los Angeles, and feature private poker tables, sounds by DJ Orator, and a delectable appetizer and cocktail menu. The evening’s festivities will wrap up an exclusive Labor Day Weekend retreat at the private Hollywood Hills destination.
Tully Banta-Cain aka “Nova-Cain” has launched a new career as an emerging music artist with his much anticipated album titled “TBC aka Nova & DJ Drama presents Nova Cain.” His first body of work to be released features E-40, Slaine, V-Knuckles, Millys and more. Tully Nova, who played with the New England Patriots and San Francisco 49ers, has honed his skills off the football field, attracting an entirely new genre of fans and supporters.
ATL CELEBRATES PREMIERE OF
HGTV’S “PROPERTY VIRGINS”
TV/Radio personality is all smiles at the Watch Party for her HGTV show “Property Virgins”
by Denene Millner
Yes, I tuned into what the Rickey Smiley Show billed this morning as the “SuperBowl of Ratchetness,” last night’s reunion episode of “Love & Hip Hop Atlanta,” ready for the tomfoolery that is this cast of misfits, wanna-bes and deeply confused and troubled women who air out their dirty thongs for checks. I was all set to laugh and teach—I let my teenager watch “Love & Hip Hop Atlanta” as a cautionary tale on how not to conduct yourself with men, friends and in a business—but within the first five minutes of the show, I just found myself pissed, thanks to K. Michelle’s nasty, base attack on the ages of her cast mates, whom she referred to as “old ass Harriet Tubman bitches.”
Marinate on that. Old ass Harriet Tubman bitches. And as if invoking the name of one of the proudest, most heroic black women in African-American history to insult a fellow woman’s age and looks wasn’t enough, K. Michelle went on to say that cast member Karlie is old enough to have “marched with Martin Luther King back in 1968,” and that she has a wrinkled neck. I’m not even going to get into what that girl said about Karlie’s lady parts. Or how she later again reached into her bag of ageism insults to attack cast member Rasheeda when they got into a tousle over friendships, allegiances and lying. Read more…
VaShawn Mitchell’s CD “Created 4 This” INSTORES and ONLINE TODAY, Tuesday, August 28…Mitchell Continues Promo Tour
THE ANNIVERSARY COLLECTION, A&M’s 50th Anniversary set released today, Herb Alpert and Jerry Moss to be honored by The GRAMMY Museum on October 1
THE ANNIVERSARY COLLECTION, A 60 SONG, 3-CD SET MARKING A&M RECORDS’ 50TH BIRTHDAY RELEASED TODAY
Herb Alpert and Jerry Moss to be honored by The GRAMMY Museum™ as “Icons of the Music Industry” on October 1, 2012 in Los Angeles Read more…
1. How has the internet changed the thinking of companies, artists and just the world in general?
The internet hasn’t changed the thinking of companies or artists.
Companies still want to make money off consumers and the internet gives companies access to learning what people want in their deepest dreams.
Artists still want to present their art to the most people who might find a connection (relationship) with the content the artists create and the internet gives these artists a more focused reach to the world.
The end result for companies and artists remains the same. Artists still create. Companies still exploit.
2. What prompted you to take your talents to the internets when you did so? And also tell us how long you’ve been in this space as well. Read more…
by Denene Millner
It’s not that I’m anti-father. I have one. Married to one, too. I know firsthand the power a good black dad has in the life of children—how their presence and love and discipline and direction can change the course and work miracles for little human beings. I know, too, that though we are a society that deifies motherhood, not all black mothers are good moms—that pushing a child from your loins does not guarantee you’ll be fit and ready to properly raise a little one. Still, in my heart, I just feel like something is woefully wrong about the whole Usher Raymond vs. Tameka Raymond child custody case that, on Friday, saw the R&B superstar awarded primary custody of the ex-couple’s sons.
For the record, I don’t know Usher and Tameka beyond pictures of them as a happy couple under the stress of the ugly public glare and then an angry, divorcing couple fighting over their kids, Saks Fifth Avenue cards, nanny salaries and who loves their kids more. Though I’ve read plenty on the innanets about their bitter divorce case and public child custody tussling, I believe what I see only .01 percent of the time because, well, the internet is full of fans and liars—fans and liars who get it wrong and don’t care that their starry-eyed wrongness and desperate need to align with celebrity has a real impact on real lives. Particularly in this, the Raymond vs. Raymond case. Read more…
It’s TIME, Bunny Rugs Of Third World Releases His 5th Solo Album
DEZERT EEZ TO RELEASE SOPHOMORE LP IN SEPTEMBER
Life Illustrated Will Be Released On Ncendiary/Universal Records & Includes Guest Appearances From Inspektah Deck, Bronze Nazareth
By Patrice Washington
I’m increasingly alarmed at the notion that having a college degree somehow makes a person intellectually superior in the area of personal finance. Last I checked, personal finance has yet to be made a mandatory course on every high school and college campuse in this country even though it is the one subject you actually do need in the real world no matter what path you ultimately select.
It’s DJ Chill Will of the University of Michigan’s WCBN 88.3 FM. Home of the longest running Hip Hop show in the Mid-West and maybe the country. Check our Top 40 chart August 23, 2012. And be sure to tune into the show weekly on 88.3 FM in the Ann Arbor/Metro Detroit area or at www.wcbn.org Saturday night’s from 9pm until 12 am est.
What’s the deal people? I’m gonna keep it short but there’s a lot of new fire out. Check the newest joint of Talib Kweli and Maino with production by 9th Wonder. Busta also has a banger with Cam’Ron, and The Game yes, The Game has a new joint with a Bone Thuggz type feel that’s dope. Yeah I know I didn’t give any titles, but if your fiendin for some good music you’ll find them and support. Don’t forget to check me out on Friday and Saturday’s in the mix on Detroit’s 987 AMP Radio. For more information about me DJ Chill Will got to www.facebook.com/djchillwill734., www.twitter.com/chillwill734 or www.djchillwill734.com