JAY-Z TO MARK 9/11 RELEASE DATE WITH CHARITY SHOW
Hip-hop mogul JAY-Z has confirmed his upcoming album will be released on 11 September and he plans to honour the memory of the victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks with a charity gig.
The rapper’s original The Blueprint record was released on 11 September 2001 the same day nearly 3,000 people were killed in the atrocities in the Big Apple.
The attacks overshadowed the CD’s release and the Big Pimpin’ hitmaker admits he has purposely chose the same day to release his latest offering, The Blueprint 3, to mark the “horrible” events which devastated his hometown that fateful day.
Jay-Z is lining up his celebrity pals to put on a star-studded concert to raise money for victims of 9/11.
He says, “It’s the date the first one came out and it was a horrible date in our history. I have a wonderful idea for a show, proceeds are gonna go to charity. You know, just bring it full circle. I have a historic venue in mind, I’m gonna bring some artists out. It’s gonna be big.”
Word on the grape vine is that Jay-Z is trying to hold the show at the 9/11 site……
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This is a serious case of ”When your friends don’t know their place”.
Kym Whitley and Tamala Jones were down in Miami for Pleasure P.’s album release party.
Apparently Tamala made Kym miss her flight to L.A., so Kym decided the best course of action was to pimp slap her to say thank you!
Yung Joc was serving as the inside tweetarazzi, giving us the play by play, tweet by tweet action
“Big Trouble In Little China”
New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin is in quarantine in China as a precautionary measure after it was found that someone he was sitting near to on a plane was showing symptoms of the H1N1-flu virus, also known as swine flu.
The announcement came in a press conference on Sunday. Nagin is currently in a designated quarantine location in Shanghai, and he remains symptom free. Nagin, however, hasn’t been tested for the virus, according to Nagin administration spokeswoman Nagin administration spokeswoman Ceeon D. Quiett.
Nagin’s wife and one member of his executive protection unit were also quarantined, Quiett said.
Quiett said Nagin is being treated with the “utmost courtesy by Chinese officials.”
P.S thats got to be the best official photo EVER!!!
Bosses at animal rights group PETA want rapper T.I. to bare all after he’s released from jail – for their famous I’d Rather Go Naked Than Wear Fur campaign.
PETA leader Michelle Cho has written to Prisoner 59458-019 at Forrest City Federal Correctional Institution in Arkansas, asking him to consider flashing his flesh when he completes his five-month sentence on firearms charges.
The request comes on the heels of reports that T.I., real name Clifford Harris, Jr., asked for advice from U.S. lifestyle queen Martha Stewart, who served a five-month prison sentence on federal charges back in 2004, about how to pass the time in prison.
Following her own stint behind bars, Stewart agreed to host a PETA video expose that addressed the suffering of animals on fur farms.
PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman says, “We’re asking T.I. to use his fame and his experiences to bare the truth about the fur industry by baring his skin.”
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To celebrate the end of a long hard premier league season thisis50.com organised the second end of season party that was put on at Movida in London.
All your A-List players turned up including an extra A-List Couple that decided to come and party for the night.
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By now it’s all over the internet that Charles Hamilton is crediting J Dilla as an executive producer on his upcoming debut album. Myself and various others were taken back by such a bold move and commented on it on everyone’s favorite social networking site [Twitter]. Charles had issue with our comments and requested people’s phone numbers to contact them personally. I gave him mine.
IT SHOULD ALSO BE NOTED THAT AFTER THIS CONVERSATION, I WAS INFORMED THAT THE J DILLA FOUNDATION HAS NOT EXISTED FOR SOME TIME.
Charles Hamilton, what’s the hate?
It’s not hate. I just think you’re kind of a dweeb.
Ok, break down what your issue is with me so we can come to a mutual agreement to where you don’t have to say anything to me or support my music and you can go about living your life.
I only say anything about you in a public forum when I feel it’s something ridiculous like crediting Dilla as an executive producer of your album.
Do you know my relationship with Ma Dukes?
No I don’t.
If you don’t know my relationship with Ma Dukes, proceeds from my album are going towards the J Dilla Music Foundation, which is basically a temple. My issue is, if you don’t know all the details of it and simply are putting out negativity about me and what it is I’m doing, especially since I actually have a very good relationship with Phat Kat and everybody else involved, especially since I was in the studio with Pete Rock when he was mastering the Jay $tay Paid album. Do you really want to put such negative energy out there on a public forum?
Listen, that still doesn’t mean the man did anything for your album–
The thing is —
Let me talk. I let you talk, now let me talk. It’s cool that you’re giving proceeds from the album, I’ll admit that, I don’t have any problem with that. You crediting him as an executive producer of your album when you never met him is just foolish.
How do you know I never met him?
Fine. When you never had a working relationship with him, which I know you didn’t because I think I would have heard about that.
What do you know about James Yancey personally?
What do you want me to say? I never met him personally–
If you don’t know James Yancey, his little brother or his mother the way I know them, then you can’t put any negativity out there. That’s slander. Now I’m not taking a legal approach, I’m approaching you man to man–
That’s not slander. You have no basis to take a legal approach, that’s ridiculous of you to say that.
Yo…just deal with the fact that you don’t know a large percentage of the information. You don’t want to buy the album, don’t buy the album
I’m not going to buy the album.
By the way, don’t make this a bigger issue than it already is.
How am I making it a bigger issue?
By how you talking.
All I’m saying, I’m not saying you don’t have a relationship with the family–
If I’m putting him as an executive producer, and executive producer gets a percentage of the album, what are you so mad at?
I’m not mad. I think it’s laughable that you’re crediting someone who you never had a working relationship with, and yes I’m going to make that assumption, as an executive producer on your album. Outside of you supposedly giving proceeds of the album to the J Dilla foundation, I think this is a publicity stunt, in some way, shape or form.
Are you upset that I’m giving money to the foundation and that could possibly get publicity?
Not at all. I’m not upset at anything, I’m laughing at it. I laughed when I first saw it. I’m not upset.
In the heading of your email you said ‘Hate.’
Yeah, it was a tounge-in-cheek comment. In your twitter you posted, ‘any haters email me your number,’ so I was like, ok, if this is what you’re calling it, then I guess this is going to be what he classifies as hate.
Nah, but see you didn’t ask a question, you simply stated what you thought was a fact. So what I’m trying to tell you is, upon asking Ma Dukes, or Illa J, or even his daughter, you don’t know how close to the family I am. The Hamilton family and the Yancey family have a very good relationship, so I just want you to be clear on that. The next time you want to make a statement or anything about me, do realize that I’m the type of person that will ask for your number and call you.
That’s fine. Save my number. Call me anytime. Listen, I’m not taking anything out of pocket besides the fact that I think it’s ridiculous that you’re crediting him as an executive producer. You don’t have to credit him as an executive producer to donate proceeds of the album to the foundation, that’s just how you’re choosing to go about it.