With Halloween falling on a Saturday this year, there was a New Year’s Eve vibe to it: enthusiastic party people at every square foot of club/lounge space in the city - your town included. My Saw inspired, blood splattered, psycho get-up isn’t on record; that’s a whole nother story. But representing the homeplate were the folks at NY Perks in Brooklyn: lots of colorful getups and characters + great flicks by alltheparties.com.more..
Next weekend, Notorious will be in theaters in every hood across the country. The quality of the trailer seems to have everyone, except Lil Kim, ready to take a blast to the past. On Wednesday, January 7, at Roseland in New York, there was a hip-hop studded Notorious premiere party. D-Nice (and others) supplied the digital sounds. Alltheparties’s got you on flicks. Here’s hoping the movie lives up to the East Coast hype. ← I’m betting it’s a regional favorite.
You see Gravy up there, standing in for Big Poppa..more..
This past Friday singer/songwriter Marion Winans celebrated his birthday at Guest House in NYC. Not sure what he’s been up to lately, but a track called “What Can I Do” leaked a couple of days ago. Doesn’t sound much like him nor is it particularly distinctive.
But we’re partying right? Let’s go.more..
Go away, there’s nothing to see here. Or I should say, no story here. These are pictures from a barber shop in Philadelphia, appropriately named, Philly’s Finest Barber Shop and a couple from The Bigen Barber contest. The pictures were shot by hudgons, the same guy who snapped The Black Carpet flicks.
He’s got a great eye; in need of a Flickerazzi.
See if you agree..more..
Last night in a tucked away spot in NYC there was an album release party for the man of the week - Nas. Untitled hit stores yesterday; Entertainment Weekly praised it as one of Nas’s best albums. The Baltimore Sun tagged it ‘thoughtful, angry rap’.. making this conclusion, “There’s much to digest and debate on the new album. Nas’ rhymes are often thoughtful and delivered with a welcome dose of energy. If only the music matched the feel and nuance of his rhymes, the album would penetrate even deeper.”
Nas had plenty of energy for the celebration..more..
This past weekend in Atlanta, New Orleans Saints defensive end Charles Grant hosted the 3rd Annual Bayou Bling Celebrity Charity Weekend. The ‘bling’ is a fundraising event for at risk youth in Atlanta, New Orleans, and Charles Grant’s hometown, Colquitt, Georgia.
“I am totally committed to making a difference in the lives of youth. There are so many people in need throughout the city of New Orleans and across this nation. My foundation is dedicated to reaching more and more kids through our community outreach programs.”more..
After a well received warm it up performance, late Friday night, Jay-Z and Mary J. Blige kicked off “The Heart of the City” tour on Saturday at Miami’s American Airlines Arena. Wasn’t there? Maybe you’ll be at one of the upcoming shows. Let Andres, from Facebook, fill you in on what you missed or what to expect.
“I don’t remember all the songs but they started with can’t “Knock the Hustle”..more..
Last night, New York’s Club Touch was the location of Snoop’s invitation only “Ego Trippin” release party. That didn’t mean that word wasn’t out. Desperate party people showed up to get in whether they were invited or not. Among those stuck outside?
America’s Top Model winner Jaslene Gonzalez.
She was flicked with a friend outside the club in what we’ll call.. happier times. A few minutes later, Jaslene was spotted pleading with bouncers and the keeper’s of the velvet rope to .. Please, let me in! Apparently, ANTM nor a Tyra Bank’s business card meant anything to them - Jaslene was DENIED.more..
Last night, in the land of bright lights and wild paparazzi, Will Ferrell and Andre Benjamin were shaking hands with adoring fans at the Mann Village Theater in Westwood, California. It was premiere time for “Semi-Pro,” Andre’s seventh film and Will Ferrell’s next box office smash.
There’s that crazy guy, who will be referenced down below by his character’s name, Jackie Moon.more..