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Devyne Stephens hosts tenth anniversary of ATL Live in the Park with the Laface Edition

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Chubby Baby & Teddy Rile

Chubby Baby & Teddy Rile

It was definitely one of the best white party themed night at the Park Tavern for ATL Live’s Celebration hosted by Devyne Stephens choosing to make the night the Laface Edition. Starting out the night by honoring Shanti Das & Marlon Nichols for their 10 year commitment to this project. Yes it is very hard to consistently hold down an event in Atlanta at the same venue for 10 years.

devyne stephensDevyne explained there will be a special award for Shanti and Marlon and in Los Angeles they are planning an honoree party for Mr Teddy Riley (the musical genius of sound). Then Mr. Devyne Stephens opened with a very compelling speech that made everyone realize why this ATL soil is so special to the music industry:

There are so many people I know in this room but to call everyone by name would take me all night,  but we gonna start by honoring Shante Das and Marlon Nichols. Wait, the city of Atlanta is in the building, “Philana can you just stand up?  We are also doing something very special in Los Angeles; we are honoring my childhood hero Teddy Riley.

teddy r chubbyI will give yall the short story. I was the  first artist signed to LAFACE label records. None of the records on that demo were ever released. On that album it was produced, my Demo wa produced by MR Dallas Austin (you may know him by  TLC hits, Michael Jackson hits) the show .. group Back in thethe show tapes were made byy Jermaine Dupri who used to dance for Whodini I went to school with Tboz who was my best friend. My big lil brother in High School who became my big brother was Rico Wade so tonight is very very special

Those were the people who planted the seed in  this soil for everybody to move here come in through this elaborate Airport and move here to Atlanta for years and years to come. For Puff Daddy to come & get some of this energy for countless people to move here and grow their families off this soil. We can’t forget about Mr Kevin Wells, ABC,etc…

AN THERE  is so many people I know but we gonna start by honoring Shante Das and Marlon Nihols. Wait, the city of Atlanta is isn the building. Philana can you just stand up?– We doing something very special in Los Angeles, We are honoring my childhood hero Teddy Riley. J

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Jamie Foxx stunts at Luda Day weekend annual celebrity basketball game

IMG_9989Jamie Foxx showed up and showed out as Coach the the opposing team during Ludacris annual celebrity basketball game at Morehouse College auditorium. This is one of the most star studded events that happens every Labor Day weekend for the past 14 years. Ludacris’ foundation focuses on educating youth and fostering economic development; the weekend events, which are held at various places raise money that benefits the LudaCares Foundation and other children’s charities.

Michael Rainey from 50cent Starz Network hit show POWER is becoming quite the regular b-ball athlete in attendance. Isaac Hayes III, Central Park exonerated Yusef Salam, 44 year old Lorenz Tate, actor/singer Tyrese, Love & Hip Hop Atlanta Star Bambi, rapper Kodi Shane, Light Skinned Keisha,  Miss Mulatto, and Charlie Mack were also a few of the celebrities spotted to witness the Luda Team victory! Continue reading Jamie Foxx stunts at Luda Day weekend annual celebrity basketball game

Niecy Nash to host Black Girls Rock 2019 – guess who is being honored?

This time of the year is so exciting as BET celebrates women of color and major accomplishments they have made in the industry as well as philanthropic achievements that help accentuate change for a better community.  Niecy Nash will serve at the 2019 host honoring Angela Bassett, Regina King, Ciara, H.E.R., Debra Martin Chase & Mothers of the Movement.

BET’s August 19th, 2019 Press Release reveiled the following information: Continue reading Niecy Nash to host Black Girls Rock 2019 – guess who is being honored?

Nicki Minaj Black Girl Tragic Week

Screen Shot 2019-08-15 at 9.37.41 AMSeems Nicki Minaj is just on the chopping block with everyone this week. Everyone as in 3 people – Joe Budden, Trina the Rockstar and now Rick Ross? It’s been one heck of a week for Nicki Minaj and her barbs. Continue reading Nicki Minaj Black Girl Tragic Week

Billy Porter ‘POSE’ Star Discusses Being “Set Free”

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Porter becoming the first to earn his first Golobe and Emmy nomination this year for his role in POSE was deafinitely something to be industry celebrated. He was the first openly gay black man ever to have been nominated at the Emmys, in the category of Lead Actor in a Drama. Continue reading Billy Porter ‘POSE’ Star Discusses Being “Set Free”

Wendy Williams says no one should answer the phone for R Kelly’s girlfriends audition requests

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Looks like R Kelly’s sex slaves girlfriends Azriel Clary and Jocelyn Savage are ready to take their non-existent career to the next level. TMZ reported that the girls reps say they are ready to become Big Stars. Continue reading Wendy Williams says no one should answer the phone for R Kelly’s girlfriends audition requests

Chris Brown and Drake Drop Video “No Guidance”

Screen Shot 2019-07-31 at 2.54.34 PMSo many people are excited that Chris Brown and Drake have finally dropped the music video for “No Guidance.”  Back in June the two released the single and it became one of the summer anthem singles. It seemed appropriate for the video to be shot in Miami. Continue reading Chris Brown and Drake Drop Video “No Guidance”