NEW MUSIC MIXTAPE:

Today, ILOVEMAKONNEN is releasing the newest installment of his Drink More Water mixtape series with Drink More Water 5. For this addition to the series, ILOVEMAKONNEN has culled entirely new material, remixes of previously released material and collaborations with other artists like Rome Fortune and Gucci Mane

The mixtape also features appearances from Migos, Fredo Santana, and more and comes in advance of Loudest of the Loud, ILOVEMAKONNEN's debut headlining US tour. 

Fellow Atlantans Key! and Sonny Digital, both of whom ILOVEMAKONNEN has collaborated with extensively in the past, are set to join him as support on all dates of this spring's tour. The tour starts on April 28th in NYC with a sold out show at Bowery Ballroom.

Drink More Water 5 is now available for free download and stream via LiveMixtapes and BitTorrent. See below for full mixtape track list and details for the tour. 






  


STREAM:Soundcloud

DOWNLOAD:LiveMixtapes and BitTorrent 

Tracklist:
1. ILOVEMAKONNEN - Drink More Water 5 Freestyle 
2. ILOVEMAKONNEN - Super Clean 
3. ILOVEMAKONNEN - Whip It (Remix) Feat. Migos & Rich The Kid 
4. GUCCI MANE - Cash Cash Feat. ILOVEMAKONNEN
5. ILOVEMAKONNEN - Slow It Down
6. ILOVEMAKONNEN - Other Guys 
7. ILOVEMAKONNEN -  No Ma'am Feat. Rome Fortune & Rich The Kid 
8. ILOVEMAKONNEN - Dodging 12 (Remix) Feat. Fredo Santana & Yung Gleesh 
9. ILOVEMAKONNEN - Get Loose With Me
10. Rome Fortune & Ceej - trUe thang feat. ILOVEMAKONNEN 
11. ILOVEMAKONNEN Leave U 4 Myself

COMING SOON: BLACKBIRD


Living in a small Southern Baptist Community, seventeen-year-old Randy tries very hard to be a good person. Since his father left(Isaiah Washington), Randy now takes care of his emotionally disturbed mother (Mo'nique). 

As strong as he seems on the outside, Randy is fighting an inner struggle and denial of his true sexuality. It's not until he opens himself up to love that he discovers that becoming a man means accepting who you really are.


Blackbird opens up on April 24th in select theaters.


 

    

PMG GOSPEL ARTIST J MOSS & 21:03 PERFORM AT 30TH ANNUAL STELLAR GOSPEL MUSIC AWARDS!

l-r: Deitrick Haddon, Torrence Greene (21:03), J Moss, Evin Martin (21:03) Shelby 5 (back)

Dubbed the greatest night in Gospel music, the 30th Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas turned "Sin City" into "Salvation City." The Stellar Awards was co-hosted with comedic flare by married duo David and Tamela Mann and Ricky Smiley. 

Erica Campbell, J Moss, Evin Martin
The Stellar Awards recognizes the year's best performances in the genre, honors Gospel music icons and acknowledges the accomplishments of individuals instrumental in advocating for the industry.

This year, notable performances were by Deitrick Haddon brought the house down with a star-studded rendition of "My City" collaborating with Dorinda Clark-Cole, Clareta Haddon, Kierra Sheard, J. Moss, 21:03 and Shelby Five. "My City," was featured on season one of Oxygen's hit show, "Preachers of Detroit." Last but certainly not least, there was a Destiny's Child citing! Michelle Williams performed her award winning song 'Say Yes' and was flanked by former band-mates Beyonce and Kelly. When the lights came on to reveal the fully installed band, the gospel crowd went wild! 

See the official video of 'Nobody Bigger' by 21:03.

21:03 - Nobody Bigger (Official Video)
21:03 - Nobody Bigger (Official Video)


Tune in as the 2-hour taped telecast is set to premier on Easter Sunday, April 5 at 9 p.m. ET/8 p.m. CT on TV One


Photo Credit: Earl Gibson III, Courtesy of CCP/FrontPage Firm & PMG Gospel

Iyanla Fix My Life WIth Karrueche Tran Airs March 28th

Primetime Television Event 

"Iyanla Exclusive: Karrueche Tran" 

Airs Saturday, March 28 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on OWN







Chris Brown's ex-girlfriend Karrueche Tran sits down with spiritual life coach Iyanla Vanzant for an OWN prime-time television event.  For the first time, in an emotional heart-to-heart, Karrueche shares her deeply personal story following her recent high-profile breakup with the singer.  The highly anticipated conversation airs on Saturday, March 28 at 8 p.m. on the OWN network.  
 


 The Classic Relationship Mistake Karrueche Tran Made | OWN

With more than two million Instagram followers and more than 600,000 Twitter followers, Karrueche's personal life has played out in a very public way.  With Iyanla's help, Karrueche sets the record straight and reveals to viewers a side of herself that has never been seen before -- very different than the one depicted on social media.

Karrueche Tran on Her Love Triangle with Chris Brown and Rihanna | OWN

Karrueche talks candidly with Iyanla about life in the spotlight, as well as her relationship with Chris Brown and subsequent breakup after he allegedly fathered a child with another woman. Best friend Christina Milian provides Iyanla another perspective on Karrueche's situation.

What Karrueche Tran Learned About Oversharing on Social Media | OWN

A new season of Iyanla Vanzant's award-winning OWN series "Iyanla: Fix My Life" returns with all-new episodes later this summer.



Tameka Raymond Launches GoFundMe in Honor of Son, Kile Glover (Kamp Kile's World 2015)

http://www.gofundme.com/kilesworld
Click image to go to the GoFundMe page
Tameka Raymond, the former wife of Usher Raymond IV would be prepping to celebrate the 14th birthday of her son Kile. His tragic death in July of 2012 will be long remembered as a tragic day.

"We started this page in hopes of your support for the Kile's World Foundation, a 501c3. Since 2013, running this foundation has provided me comfort and much joy! In addition to several great events, we have had two very successful summer camps in 2013 and 2014. This year we are looking to make this camp even bigger, but we need your support. While the Foundation has been operating sufficiently, it has been functioning with minimal funding. I have donated my personal finances and time, but I need your help. My goal is to offer this summer camp to 50-75 children at no charge. I understand not all parents are financially able to send their children to camp, and I would like to remedy that problem. With your donation we know we can provide more children the opportunity to pursue their dreams in the Arts. I would love "Kamp Kile's World" to be a fun, enlightening, and educational experience for every child. Any amount will help! Let's come together as a community and invest in our children's creativity!" - Tameka J. Raymond



New Music: Tyrese 'Dumb Shit'

Singer Tyrese just released the single 'Dumb Shit' from his new album 'Black Rose' which is due out on July 7th.


Atlanta Charity Preps Prom Goers in PROM Prep 101

 
Going to prom or any special event can make anyone a bit nervous, but when girls have help preparing, they have less anxiety, feel more confident and enthusiastic about going, and can really get their shine on and have a great time! The Enchanted Closet is an authority on all things prom and 'feel-good'! 

Space is limited. Register Now


The Enchanted Closet announced PROM Prep 101 will take place on this Saturday, March 28th. PROM Prep isn't just for girls going to prom, but for all girls between the ages of 12 to 19 who want to exude confidence, knowledge, and skills in the area of table manners, etiquette, skin care, makeup, self love and self defense, walking in heels, and those who want to get their shine on. 

Space is limited. Register Now


Girls will receive training from MsNickee Mack of Diva Day International Modeling Agency presenting "Skin Care and Makeup Tips and How to Walk Gracefully and Properly in Heels"; Skye Walton of Divas in Defense presenting "Self-Love and Self-Defense"; and Donna Riley of Paige's Etiquette Seminars, LLC presenting "Dining Etiquette and Social Graces". The girls will also be treated to a four course meal prepared by Chef Frederick Haynes, owner of Quinland's Cuisine

Iyanla Vanzant meets with Karrueche Tran

Iyanla Vanzant & Karrueche Tran - Photo by Dale Berman and Courtesy of OWN


Chris Brown's ex-girlfriend Karrueche Tran sits down with spiritual life coach Iyanla Vanzant for an OWN primetime television event.  For the first time, in an emotional heart-to-heart, Karrueche shares her deeply personal story following her recent high-profile breakup with the singer.  "Iyanla Exclusive: Karrueche Tran," airs on Saturday, March 28 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on OWN.  

With more than two million Instagram followers and more than 600,000 Twitter followers, Karrueche's personal life has played out in a very public way.  With Iyanla's help, Karrueche sets the record straight and reveals to viewers a side of herself that has never been seen before -- very different than the one depicted on social media.

Karrueche talks candidly with Iyanla about life in the spotlight, as well as her relationship with Chris Brown and subsequent breakup after he allegedly fathered a child with another woman. Best friend Christina Milian provides Iyanla another perspective on Karrueche's situation.

For a sneak peek (including embed code) of  "Iyanla Exclusive: Karrueche Tran" please click on the link below.

A new season of Iyanla Vanzant's award-winning OWN series "Iyanla: Fix My Life" returns with all-new episodes later this summer.

"Iyanla Exclusive: Karrueche Tran" is produced by OWN and executive produced by Jill Van Lokeren and Jon Sinclair.

New Music: 'You Don't Know' - Jill Scott (Video)

Imparting my personal opinion here...

This girl is BAD! Ranked one of the most passionate and lyrical performers of our time, Jill Scott comes back after not having put out an album in four years with a powerhouse "You Don't Know". I think we all deserve a sip of what she's 'dranking' and take a good listen.



"You Don't Know" is now available on i-tunes. Click here to get it!

SXSW Takeover Lineup Announced

The 2015 #SXSWTakeover will host headliners J. Cole, Wiz Khalifa, and Action Bronson. In addition to the showcases, SXSWT DNES will  host a panel called Sports in Music with the companies founder, Domingo Neris, Shady Records Co-founder, Paul Rosenberg, Wiz Khalifa, and recording artist Trevor Andrew.

See the lineup below:


Wednesday, March 18, 2015
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM CST
Sports In Music Panel 
Featuring: Wiz Khalifa, Shady Records co-founder Paul Rosenberg, Canadian snowboarder and recording artist Trevor Andrew and DNES Marketing founder Domingo Neris
Location: Austin Convention Center (500 E Cesar Chavez St., Austin, TX 78701), Room 18ABC
Time: 5:00 - 6:00pm CST

5:00 PM - 10:00 PM CST
#SXSWTakeover Day 1: Action Bronson x "Mr. Wonderful" Release Party
(Additional Performances TBA)
Location: Scoot Inn (1308 E 4th St., Austin, TX 78702)
Sponsored by Hot New Hip Hop, Lipton Brisk, Four Loco and more!

Friday, March 20, 2015
7:00 PM - 1:00 AM
#SXSWTakeover Day 2: Taylor Takeover
Featuring: Wiz Khalifa & Taylor Gang (Juicy J, Chevy Woods, Ty Dolla $ign, Tuki Carter, Berner, JR Donato, Courtney Noelle) (Additional Performances by Ghostface Killah w/ Bad Bad Not Good, Super producer Mike Will Made it w/ Rae Schremmurd, Two-9, Smoke DZA, Dej Loaf, Father, Phny PPL, Leather Curdoroys, special guest Doug Benson and much more!)
Location: ACL Live at The Moody Theater (310 Willie Nelson Boulevard, 2ND Street District, Austin, TX 78701)
Sponsored by New Era, Nusiki, Monster Headphones, Lugz and more!

Saturday, March 21, 2015
2 Separate Events Spectacular!!
6:00 PM -10:00 PM 
The Lineup: Joey Badass, G-Eazy, Redman, IAMSU, Allen Kingdom and more
10:00 PM - Midnight 
Dreamville Takeover: J. Cole and Dreamville Roster (Bas, Cozz & Omen)
Location: ACL Live at The Moody Theater (310 Willie Nelson Boulevard, 2ND Street District, Austin, TX 78701)
Sponsored by New Era, Nusiki, British Knights and more!

Graphic Video - Suge Knight Hit and Run

Suge Knight – who’s scheduled to be in court today– drove to a Tam’s Burgers in Compton where Dr. Dre was filming footage connected with the NWA biopic, “Straight Outta Compton.” Knight had been kicked out of another location shoot 20 minutes earlier, and he claims he went to the burger place to make peace with Dre.

When you watch the video, Knight pulls up and is almost instantly confronted by Cle “Bone” Sloan, who did security for the film. Bone attacks Knight through the driver’s window, when the former music mogul suddenly throws the truck in reverse, clipping Bone with the side view mirror and knocking him down.

Video courtesy of TMZ

Here’s more from TMZ:

You also see Terry Carter — the man who ended up run over and dead — standing near Bone. Terry moves into the parking lot when Suge guns it again, hitting Bone a second time and mowing Terry down, mortally wounding him.

Suge claims he was not trying to run either man over but instead was trying to escape out of fear he would be killed. Suge’s lawyer claims Bone and Terry both had guns. Check out the video. As Bone lays on the ground you clearly see another man walk up, remove something from Bone and put it in his waistband.

Law enforcement tells TMZ … they believe the video shows that Suge could have escaped after hitting Bone the first time by simply driving down the road. But Suge’s people say the group assembled near the truck was ominous and he feared if he drove past them he’d be shot.

We know Suge claims that multiple people in the crowd — including Terry Carter — were threatening to shoot him.

Suge believes the video exonerates him. Prosecutors feel the opposite.
(We blurred the portion where Terry is run over … it’s just too gruesome.)

“The Carter family is pleased you are releasing the video so the public can see what actually occurred and not be forced to speculate based on third party descriptions of the video,” says the family’s attorney, Gary Dordick to TMZ.

Whoa Luda-Baby!

"Beautiful day on the beach," Eudoxie captioned the pic, which was reposted minutes later by Ludacris.























Earlier today, Ludacris' new wife Eudoxie posted their baby announcement on Instagram. 
Posted up on a tropical paradise, Ludacris is  seen kissing the belly growing his new baby. Eudoxie posts, "Beautiful day on the beach." and the image was re-posted shortly after by her hubby. 

So now it makes sense! The out of the blue December engagement and wedding only a few hours thereafter - be the bride before the belly gets too big. 

This is the first child for the newlywed couple, and the third for Ludacris (real name: Christopher Brian Bridges). The star has a daughters Karma, 14 from a previous relationship a long time ago and Cai Bella, 1(conceived while cheating on Eudoxie last year) with an Atlanta domestic worker named Tamika Fuller.

Congratulations to the happy couple!