Monday, November 30, 2009
We've got Parra/Rockwell's Holiday Collection "Wonderful Lie" going up on Stones Throw's shop this week, beginning with the Rockwell-Stones Throw collab http://www.stonesthrow.com/link/rockwell
Tom Chase, 1/3 of St. Joe Louis, brings you “The Oddisee Experiment,” six tracks over beats by DC MC/producer Oddisee. My personal favorite is “Line In the Sand” but I’ll leave it up to you to find yours.
download here: “The Oddisee Experiment”
Sunday, November 29, 2009
ShowbizSpy: RIHANNA’s estranged dad says he’s desperate to reconcile with his superstar daughter.
Ronald Fenty says he’s heartbroken the Russian Roulette singer — who recently revealed that “I haven’t been in touch with my dad for a year and a half… by his choice” — has banished him from her life.
“Robyn is going around saying I don’t want to be in touch with her,” Ronald, 56, told Britain’s Sunday Mirror newspaper.
“I leave messages for her but I never hear back. I want nothing more in this world than to see my daughter again and to be part of her life.
“I speak to my children every day and to have gone so long without speaking to Robyn is heartbreaking. I am very distressed about it.
“What makes it all the more sad is our argument was over nothing. I had been on her tour for four weeks and things were fantastic.
“But in Chicago I got drunk before a gig — I acted like a jerk.
“I remember Robyn being really upset and saying‚ ‘Dad, you are going home’. One of her assistants put me on a plane back to Barbados. I have not seen or heard from Robyn since.
“I just want to send a message to her to say, ‘I’m sorry and I love you.’
“I know, having regained her trust, I let her down badly by getting drunk.
“The nearest I get to seeing Robyn now is when she is on programs like X Factor or awards shows.
“I watch her and what she is doing and am so proud. But whatever people may think I am not interested in Robyn’s money or fame. I just want to be a dad and a friend to her.
“I have heard through other family members that she is going to be in Barbados for Christmas and I want nothing more than to see her again.”
Saturday, November 28, 2009
Thursday, November 26, 2009
Associated Press: JOHANNESBURG — Police say a South African woman has survived after carjackers threw her off a nearly 200-foot (60-meter)-tall bridge.
Police Superintendent Vincent Mdunge said Monday that no arrests have been made although four suspects were questioned and released.
The South African Press Association says Kavisha Seevnarain was carjacked and then forced at gunpoint to go to ATMs to take out money. The 26-year-old was thrown off a bridge south of Durban early Saturday.
SAPA reports she suffered seven broken ribs and a fractured pelvis from the fall and was spotted by a passer-by.
South Africa has one of the world's highest rates of violent crime and is struggling to control it before next year's World Cup, when about 500,000 visitors are expected.
PhotoCredit: INF Daily//
CelebrityGossip: Never one to shy away from showing a little skin, Katie Price posed in sexy jungle gear during a recent photo shoot session the London.
The release of the steamy photos comes just as Miss Price walked out of the TV Show “I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here”.
Coming to the glamour model’s defense, fans have been sounding off the the heat she’s taken for her decision, with one person saying, “Katie price should be left alone it is disgraceful the way she is being treated, they are all a bunch of disgraceful bullie’s.”
Another Katie supporter added, “Definitely will miss Katie, but I think the jungle has enough big personalities to hold its own unlike X-Factor.”
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
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Thursday, November 19, 2009
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
New York, NY—November 16, 2009—(I.P.A)--New York City Based Retailer Platform NYC is now carrying the street-wear brand Sabit in its store. Sabit is one of the hottest street-wear brands on the market (www.sabitnyc.com) and, in four short years has garnered a following and loyalty that surpasses most brands. From notable acts like Chris Brown, T-Pain, T.I and Swizz Beats to everyday fly-guys on the street, everyone enjoys the quality, innovation and sheer talent reflected by Sabit.
Make sure to go take a look at the newest collection now available at Platform NYC.
Platform NYC is located at 2268 Grand Concourse @ 183rd St. (Lower Level) on the B or D train. (www.platformnyc.com)
About Platform NYC
Uptown is the new downtown. As street fashion takes its turn to detail-oriented motifs, imported fabrics, and vibrant color ways, Platform in the Bronx is the new boutique for the avant-garde that swarm the downtown New York City scene. Platform serves as an easy reach for the uptown dweller that usually travels the 1.5-hour ride to pick up their favorite pair of Japanese-denim jeans from the downtown boutiques; but they also are positioned as the Bronx hot spot that pulls loyal trekkers from the other side of the D train tracks.
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Monday, November 16, 2009
Sunday, November 15, 2009
Saturday, November 14, 2009
Mariah Carey Still Ready To Rumble With Eminem. Likens Him To A Rejected Boy On David Letterman Show
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Mariah Carey likened Eminem to a boy rejected in a recent interview with late night host David Letterman.
"He continuously references me. I don't know why so I wrote a song that's really an anthem for all like little girls or kids that get their pony tails pulled and get abused," Carey said on Late Show With David Letterman last night (November 13). "Because the boy is really in love with them and they can't be with them."
The singer was clearly noncommittal when asked if the song, "Obsessed," was about the rap star.
"The song is not about anybody and yet it could be about anybody. You know? You never know," she said.
Her husband Nick Cannon was taped backstage with a wide smile after her appearance.
The feud between Eminem and Carey has been ongoing.
Earlier this year, Eminem wrote a song called "The Warning," which he alleged he had nude pictures of Carey.
Eminem raps, "You probably think if I had something on you I woulda did it by now, on the contrary, Mary Poppins, I'm mixing our studio session down and sending it off to mastering to make it loud, enough dirt on you to murder you, this is what the f--k I do...Mariah, it ever occur to you that I still have pictures?"
Eminem and Mariah Carey were reportedly in a relationship in 2001.
VegetarianStar: Singer Mya lost 11 pounds after going vegetarian to slim down for Dancing With The Stars.
She’s one of the four celebrities still left on Dancing, but she’s abandoned the practices that got her so healthy and up to par for the competition.
“I am eating more protein now – I used to be a vegetarian!” she told OK! magazine.
Mya claims she’s craving carbohydrates and proteins–and that her meat-free diet was leaving her hanging.
“So I’m eating lots of chicken and beef. I splurge on carbs like mac and cheese, mashed potatoes, rice and gravy, bagels – the list goes on!”
CelebrityMania: Sneak peeks to the music video of Beyonce Knowles' remix for single "Video Phone" that features dance electronica artist Lady GaGa have come out in the form of pictures. There are three photos in total, but only one features both Beyonce and GaGa as the two don white outfit and lean on a chair. The other two photos show Beyonce as the center of attraction.
Back in October, GaGa has teased on her cameo for the music video. To Z100 radio station, she shared, "When I was doing her video with her, she called me and she said, 'What do you want to do?' And I'm like, 'I don't want to show up in some frickin' hair bow and be fashion Gaga in your video.' I said, 'I want to do you'. I want to do my version of Beyonce. So the whole time I was learning the choreography, they were calling me Gee-yonce."
This music video for "Video Phone" remix was directed by Hype Williams. It was originally supposed to premiere on November 5 right after 2009 MTV Europe Music Awards, but was then pushed back to November 23. The remix of single "Video Phone" itself will be featured in Beyonce's November 23-released "I Am...Sasha Fierce [2nd Deluxe Edition]".
Amy Rodriguez - Cuban/Japanese, 5′6″, 135lbs, 34C-23-38
Amy Rodriguez is a Miami based model. She is represented by Arabelle Modeling, LLC and she is making an appearance in the 2009 Holiday issue of Blackmen Magazine. These photos were shot by photographer extraordinaire, Paul Cobo. These photos give you a preview of what to expect from Amy, who was actually discovered by longtime The305.com supporter MJ, of MJFLix
Friday, November 13, 2009
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
BBC: It seems to be all about timing. "Nine eleven" is the local time at which John Allen Muhammad died, Director of Communications at the Virginia Department of Corrections Larry Traylor said.
Muhammad joked his body would be kept "to make sure I'm dead"
Five minutes is the time it took for the cocktail of chemicals to work. He was given 15 to 20 seconds to make a final statement, but chose to remain silent.
Before the execution, the media had been briefed about the exact procedure.
"The condemned man is injected first with thiopental sodium, which induces a state of unconsciousness. The second chemical, pancuronium bromide, stops the breathing. And the third - potassium chloride - stops the heart," we learned from a statement sent by the Virginia Department of Corrections before even arriving at the prison.
And the choice Muhammad would have for his last meal?
"The inmate may select any meal, or combination of items, from the institution's 28 day cycle menu," another statement explained.
Muhammad chose "chicken in red sauce" and "strawberry cakes" his lawyer told us.
And there was a timing involved there, too. Muhammad would have to eat it at least four hours before the execution.
Punctually, at 2100 (0200 GMT), he was led into what is called the "death chamber". Six state witnesses and three representatives of the media were in an adjacent room watching the execution.
Relatives of the victims were in another room, this one darkened, "to protect their privacy," Mr Traylor said.
"He was strapped to the gurney, first by his legs, then his arms and chest," Jon Burkett, one of the media representatives present at the execution, said.
We appreciate the fact that there were laws in place that were appropriate… and it came to a conclusion and the process worked
Bob Meyers, relative of victim
At 2107 his breathing quickened, at 2108 he was motionless, and at 2111 he was pronounced dead.
Once death had been pronounced, the curtains separating the "death chamber" from the viewing rooms were drawn and the witnesses escorted out of the room.
Muhammad's body was driven to the medical examiner's office, where it will be held for two days.
His lawyer told us his client had been joking about the procedure.
"'They'll hold my body for two days to make sure I'm dead', is what he told me," J Wyndal Gordon said.
Mr Traylor did not reveal where Muhammad's last journey would take him. "The condemned man can make requests for what will happen to his body, but that is private."
What is clear is that the journey that led him to Greenville Correctional Center began seven years earlier a couple of hours' drive north on Interstate 95.
For three weeks, Muhammad spread fear and terror around the DC area, targeting random residents with his then teenage accomplice, Lee Boyd Malvo.
The two had even adapted their car, cutting a hole in its bodywork to fit their rifle.
Rebecca Curtis, 26, was living in Fairfax County at the time. One of the shootings happened just three blocks from her house. She remembers the fear she felt, but does not think the death penalty is the right answer.
"I saw what everyone else is so afraid of and this doesn't change it, this doesn't fix it, this doesn't solve anything."
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Monday, November 9, 2009
As one of the game’s most influential artists, Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson has the honor of holding down not one but two separate covers of XXL’s special year-end double issue. In the December/January cover story, the G-Unit CEO breaks bread with XXL to talk about his new album Before I Self Destruct, his big year on the Web with his site thisis50.com, his role in hip-hop and much more. Also included is a 10-year anniversary tribute to the making of the record that first brought 50 to the public, “How to Rob.”
Other features in the first-ever Internet Issue are XXL’s list of the 100 Best Hip-Hop Web sites, articles on Snoop Dogg and OJ Da Juiceman, as well as tribute pieces to rap legends ODB and Mac Dre to commemorate the fifth year anniversary of their passing. For the first time ever XXL has two candidates for Eye Candy of the Year, complete with a reader contest to vote for your favorite. But wait, there’s more as XXL reviews the new Gucci Mane album, The State v. Radric Davis.
XXL’s December/January double issue hits newsstands on December 1!!!!
Sunday, November 8, 2009
Oronde Baltimore "Bad Chic" (prod. by Jinesis): Here's a headnodder dedicated to those bad chicks out there. I'm not up on Oronde like that, but I'll have to keep a close watch on dude for this one. Shouts to chicks who "are too thick for skinny jeans".rockthedub