Saturday, January 07, 2006

This Vol Is Closed Check Vol 2 At The New Spot

Hey check Vol 2 over at

Friday, December 23, 2005

L- Boogie Feb 06 Essence Cover Girl

"It took a considerable amount of courage, faith and risk to gain the confidence to be myself. I had to deal with folks who weren't happy about that. I was a young woman with an evolved mind who was not afraid of her beauty or her sexuality. For some people that's uncomfortable. They didn't understand how female and strong work together. Or young and wise. Or Black and divine."

Lauryn Hill Feb 06 Essence

Wednesday, December 21, 2005

COCA-COLA is the new BLĀK

The Coca-Cola Company today announced that it will launch Coca-Cola Blāk in January in France, the first of several countries – including the United States - that are expected to introduce the new Coca-Cola and coffee fusion in 2006.

Coca-Cola Blāk is an invigorating and stimulating blend that has a perfect balance of the effervescent taste sensation of Coca-Cola and natural flavors, with real coffee. The lightly carbonated, mid-calorie beverage, which is designed to appeal to adult consumers, is yet another example how The Coca-Cola Company reaches out to new audiences and addresses new beverage occasions.

"Coca-Cola Blāk is not just a flavor extension. It is a blend of unique Coke refreshment with the true essence of coffee and has a rich smooth texture and has a coffee-like froth when poured. We believe we have created a new category of soft drink – an adult product in a carbonated beverage – and a whole new drinking experience. This brand is ideal for any part of the day when people are looking for renewed energy or simply to take a break," said Marc Mathieu, vice president, Global Core Brands, The Coca-Cola Company.

The launch will be supported by television, print, outdoor and in-store communication. Advertising and creative for Coca-Cola Blāk will be developed locally and regionally.

Wednesday, December 14, 2005

TV: 3T The Series?

A reality show starring Michael Jackson's nephews? Apparently, yes, says Hollywood Reporter. The project is currently being shopped by music producer Cory Rooney, and focuses on three sons of Tito Jackson who were all involved in a boy band overseas, and are now looking to regenerate their careers.
Those trying to help include their father, and a couple of the boys uncles and Aunt LaToya. No word yet if Michael will be involved or make an appearance.

Monday, December 12, 2005


Saturday, December 10, 2005

R.I.P. Richard Pryor - A Moment of Silence

Richard Pryor, whose blunt, blue and brilliant comedic confrontations confidently tackled what many stand-up comic's before him deemed too shocking—and thus off-limits—to broach, died this morning. He was 65. Pryor suffered a heart attack at his home in San Fernando Valley section of Los Angeles early Saturday morning. He was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital.

The comedian's tremendous body of work, a political movement in itself, was steeped in race, class, social commentary, and encompassed the stage, screen, records and television. He won five Grammys, an Emmy and was an Academy Award nominee for his role in Lady Sings the Blues in 1972.

Pryor worked as an actor and writer as well as a stand-up comic throughout the '70s and into the '80s. He won Grammys for his groundbreaking, socially irreverent, concert albums Bicentennial Nigger and That Nigger's Crazy. And in 1973 he walked away with a writing Emmy for a Lily Tomlin television special.

Pryor starred in more than 30 feature films—including the semiautobiographical directing turn in Jo Jo Dancer, Your Life is Calling, The Toy and Superman III. He also co-starred with comedian Gene Wilder in the highly popular buddy films Silver Streak and Stir Crazy.

It was however his concert films—particularly Richard Pryor—Live in Concert (1979)—which many critics consider to be his best work.

By 1975, Pryor appeared on Saturday Night Live, at the time considered to be among TV's most irreverent shows. But it wasn't until Pryor went on the air that SNL instituted for the first time a five-second delay to ensure that Pryor did not ruffle the NBC censors. (Pryor also had his own short-lived series, The Richard Pryor Show, which was axed after only four episodes in 1977, the victim of head office scrutiny and low ratings.

n later years, Pryor's life was a blur of bad choices and reckless acts. Scarred by drugs, violence, quadruple bypass surgery, broken marriages and estranged children, Pryor, submerged in personal chaos, tried to take his own life.

The initial reports of June 9, 1980 were that the comedian accidentally set himself on fire while freebasing cocaine. Pryor finally revealed the truth in his autobiography Pryor Convictions and Other Life Sentences (Pantheon, 1995 and co-written with Todd Gold): "After freebasing without interruption for several days in a row, I wasn't able to discern one from the next . . . Imagining relief was nearby, I reached for the cognac bottle on the table in front of me and poured it all over me. Real natural. Methodical . . . I picked up my lighter . . . I was engulfed in flame. I was in a place that wasn't heaven or earth. I must've gone into shock because I didn't feel anything."

The freebasing incident, like many of Pryor's more dramatic mishaps, turned up as encore-worthy centerpieces of his stage routines. Among them, the much talked about New Year's morning in '78 when he repeatedly fired a .357 magnum revolver into his then wife's car. In incident after incident, the public repeatedly walked along side him, standing in full view of the wreckage, marveling at how many lives this mercurial man appeared to have.

Music: 2005 in Review

Tuesday, December 06, 2005

The Source Magazine Fire Sale


It reads as follows:

Description of Collateral to be sold.
Debtor, Source Entertainment Inc.'s entire right, title and interest in the audio recording entitled, The Source Presents: Hip Hop Hits Volume(s) 8, 9, 10 & 11 and all contents and proceeds thereof.

They are also selling the rights to

The Source Presents: 25th Anniversary of Hip Hop
The Source Presents: 30th Anniversary of Hip Hop
The Source Presents: Five Mics
....and all contents and proceeds thereof.

The sale is at10:00 on Monday Jan. 2, 2006.