With all promotion and celebration around his new album The Gifted, Wale found time to visit the Bethune School in Atlanta, Georgia last week in support of Saving Our Daughters. The non-profit organization aims to spark positive activism and empower teenagers to act positively in their community, and has received celebrity support from the likes of T.I., K.Michelle, and Nas over the years.
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T.I. and Tiny run a tight parenting ship in the ATL. In honor of our T.I. Father’s Day Weekend celebration, we asked the parents who’s the good cop and who’s the bad cop when it comes to doling out discipline.
“Sometimes I’m [going to] smack a b–ch with flowers, sometimes I’m [going to] wax a motherf–ker, but I’m still a lady,” K.Michelle told her adoring audience at the Highline Ballroom in New York City on Thursday night. Those who balk at hearing profanity in small spaces clearly haven’t been to a K show before. Seeing the Love And Hip Hop Atlanta star perform live is part comedy show, part therapy session, and, most importantly, a true example of a talented vocalist with personality to spare.
Have you been watching this season of T.I. And Tiny: The Family Hustle? You should be. Tip’s parenting skills are on point, whether it’s encouraging his pack to diversify their hobbies or reminding them that the “gangster” lifestyle is not something they necessarily want to emulate. Although we’re seeing the casual, off-duty T.I.– a man who is responsible for bedtime and keeping his brood healthy–on screen that doesn’t mean we’ve forgotten about his collection of hits that remain in steady rotation.
On a chilly night in New York, it’s safe to say the last place you want to be is steps away from the West Side Highway where the risk of getting lost in a see of vacant car dealerships runs high and finding an acceptable watering hole or restaurant is nearly impossible. And yet, the streets are teeming with teenage fans all of whom are wearing far too little considering the fickle weather we’ve been having. I guess I should mention that I’m standing outside of Terminal 5 and we’re a few hours out from a Timeflies show. Ah, it all makes sense now.
Ten years have passed since 50 Cent encouraged us to party like it’s our birthday year-round. Can you do an upside down sit up yet? With impressive co-signs and a never-ending slew of public beefs, 50′s expanding resume has helped redefine the modern hip-hop era.
Are you sad to be trapped inside an office while all your friends live it up at South By Southwest? Don’t fret, Chef John Cusimano stopped by Big Morning Buzz Live this week with a fresh crop of drink ideas to liven up any party (or work day), helping to bring the spirit of South By to your own home. Remember: a bottle of liquor is cheaper than a flight to Texas…
Drake‘s new material is all about validating his place in the game while clearing up any rumors you may have wasted precious brain space on, as heard on his new track, “5AM In Toronto,” which he dropped very early Thursday morning. But before you take a listen, you have to give it up to Drizzy for keeping the Blogspot family in business.
It may have happened nearly 12 years ago, but we haven’t forgotten the time when little Aaron Carter publicly shamed NBA superstar Shaquille O’Neal on his debut album, Aaron’s Party (Come Get It). Specifically, Shaq’s ability to ball, a skill which likely signed his checks and fed his family for 19 years (that, and his biting freestyle rhymes).
Whether or not it was a hint at an identity crisis, Gucci Mane‘s short-lived experimentation with the name “Guwop” is far from the only time a celebrity has made a high-profile name change in the prime of his or her career. Below, a toast to 30 stars who opted to do what unborn children are rarely allowed: create a different name for themselves–and at times, an accompanying persona.