Friday, August 29, 2008


By now you probably have seen the video of Solange snapping at the news anchor for mentioning Jay-z and Beyonce in her intro. Her reaction has been pegged everything from “tacky”, “classless” to down right “ghetto”. Yesterday, Solange took some time out of her busy promo schedule to address why she was angry. She also made sure she added “stop jockin’ jay-z”. Hopefully, she’ll gain some of her fans back… I know I am still fan eff the bull sh*t (around the 1:00 mark)



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Hot or Not?

With a number of nice colors combining together to form a group of multicolored stripes, contrasting nicely with the black background, these Adidas are some of the most eye catching kicks out there right now. As far as design goes beyond simple visuals and colorways, the Adidas torsion system is definitely a nice piece of technology for athletics, and it gives these shoes performance to match their looks. Definitely the thing for you if you’re looking for something brighter than the standard fall collection fare, these shoes are just as good for wearing daily as they are for a quick pickup game; with both looks and substance, these Adidas are definitely some good sneakers. [But only if you have the swagg of course]
"Please ladies & gents dont just wear a white t-shirt and a matching belt"
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We Are Black America!

Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson performed the US National Anthem (The Star Spangled Banner) at the Democratic National Convention in Denver yesterday. Hudson was handpicked by Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama to sing at the event. Check it out above:



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Thursday, August 28, 2008

We Are Family!!!!

Beyonce joined her sister Solange on the Early Show to add a little class.



I adore Beyonce


"Its not easy being a Knowles"

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Young Jeezy "Vacation"


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Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Common Ft. Pharrell - Announcement

This is Hip Hop Baby!!

I smell and see a HIT!!!


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Authentic Knit Coogi Satchel

Oooow!! Ladies the season is changing which means its time to put down the clutch bags. Check out this wavy Coogi bag which will arrive in stores this November. Supply is very limited on these bags but you can pre-order now here.

10.Deep Fall 2008 “Veni Vidi Vici” Collection

This green plaid goes hard I love this shirt
Ten years ago, every conspiracy theorist and book-smart rapper forecasted the impending "New World Order"-- the plan of a secret government to control the world with an invisible hand. This Fall, 10.Deep is chiming in with their own take on the real order of the new world, in a collection inspired by our country's crumbling economy and failed Manifest Destiny tactics.
Today, we present the Delivery 1 Look-Book of our Fall “Veni Vidi Vici” collection, an offering that combines co-opted American iconography [imbued with dark-humor sensibilities] with sophisticated button-ups, fleece garments, and technical outwear.The “Veni Vidi Vici” Collection hits stores this week.
Check and your local retailer for more information, and keep your calenders marked for September 2nd, the drop-date for all online retailers.
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Monday, August 25, 2008


Stussy Fall 2008 collection has recently hit stores and is now also available online at StussyDirect
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Its the first day of class and I was already late well in honor of all the kids on their way to school, class, or what I like to call [Higher Learning]
Happy First Day and I hope everyone has on everything BRAND SPANKIN NEW
I know I do its the AMERCIAN TRADITION DUH!!!!
Here’s a look at an upcoming release from Nike dubbed the “Back to School” Dunk. As you can see, the upper is marked by a series of crayon scribble. Stay tuned for more details
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Saturday, August 23, 2008

XXL September Issue

Lil' Wayne is featured in the upcoming monthly issue of XXL.

Green Light Mean's Go!

The video for John Legend's brand new single, the Andre 3000 assisted 'Green Light', premiered on Yahoo Music today. With the song having been in heavy rotation on UK radio as of of late, this one has really grown on me. The accompanying clip, though pretty unspectacular, does the song justice and serves as one of John's best visual offerings.

Legend's third studio album 'Evolver' is set to hit stores on October 28th.


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Cassie New Video

The video for Cassie's new single 'Official Girl (ft. Lil' Wayne)' premiered on FN'MTV yesterday. Directed by Chris Robinson, the clip is a pretty engaging watch; Bad Boy evidently pumped quite a lot money into this move-esque effort. That said, I'm still not sold on the Danja produced song...just doesn't move me.


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ps: Sorry for the OD late post I moved back to school and well if your a college student you know how it is the first weekend when you get back!

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Top 10 HBCU's

I figured since school is starting back up and as much as I don't want to go back I seen this list and decided to do a post on THE TOP 10 HBCU's and my school happens to be number 10 so I guess I did something right by choosing this annoying school I have my reason dont get me wrong I love that good old JC.............SU I really do. Any way check the list and see if your school made this list if it did ITS POPPIN kids. [Well for HBCU that is]

Here's the TOP 10 ranked HBCUs in the country:

1. Spelman College in Atlanta, GA

2. Morehouse College in Atlanta, GA

3. Florida A&M in Tallahassee, FL

4. Clark Atlanta University in Atlanta, GA

5. Howard University in Washington, DC

6. Xavier in New Orleans, LA

7. Hampton University in Hampton, VA

8. Tuskegee University in Tuskegee, AL

9. North Carolina A&T in Greensboro, NC

10. Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte, NC
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D.L Hughley Speak At Funeral

Sad Times


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Word On The Street Is.....

I feel sorry for Michelle's album getting pushed back but I am glad Solange's music is getting a good buzz. Hopefully at the top of year Kelly will have it together but I dont see that nonsense happening only because less because BEYONCE is back!

Yes baaaaay-bee, Beyonce's third album Virtuoso Intellect is coming November 18th! The first single will be available on iTunes September 12th. Producers for the album include Rodney Jerksins, The Dream, Kanye West and Neptunes! I'm getting excited as I type!
Beautiful Nightmare will be included on the album as a bonus track and her world tour is already in the early planning stages! I smell some competition for Jennifer Hudson this fall/winter! What do you think???
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Top Money Making Dudes In Hip-Hop

Rapper 50 Cent has topped Forbes magazine's 2008 list of Top 20 Earners In Hip-Hop, with a whopping fortune estimated at $150 Million. Check out the full list below:

1. Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson: $150 million

2. Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter: $82 million

3. Sean “Diddy” Combs: $35 million

4. Kanye West: $30 million

5. Timothy “Timbaland” Mosley: $22 million

6. Pharrell Williams: $20 million

7. Kasseem “Swizz Beatz” Dean: $17 million

8. Calvin “Snoop Dogg” Broadus: $16 million

9. AndrĂ© “Dr. Dre” Young: $15 million

10. Christopher “Ludacris” Bridges: $14 million

11. Clifford “T.I.” Harris: $13 million (tie)

11. Dwayne “Lil Wayne” Carter: $13 million (tie)

12. Marshall “Eminem” Mathers: $12 million (tie)

12. Lonnie “Common” Lynn Jr.: $12 million (tie)

12. Aliaune “Akon” Thiam: $12 million (tie)

13. Jermaine Dupri: $11 million (tie)

13. Jonathan “Lil Jon” Smith: $11 million (tie)

14. OutKast: $10 million (tie)

14. Hakeem “Chamillionaire” Seriki: $10 million (tie)

14. Jayceon “The Game” Taylor: $10 million (tie)


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Danity Does GQ

Bad Boy's five-piece Danity Kane pose it up in the latest issue of GQ magazine. Though the ladies all look pretty good, Dawn looks a little 'iffy in the face'. Is it just me or...?
Well just in time for the new season of Making The Band 3 or 4 I cant keep up but I do know I'm excited!
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Orisue Fall 2008 - “Intellectual Threat” Collection

Here is a sneak peak at what to expect from Orisue over the colder months ahead. Their new collection titled “Intellectual Threat” will be hitting retailers very soon.
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Sunday, August 17, 2008

09' Nike SB

Here is a look at four new SB Dunks from Nike 2009 footwear lineup. The feature includes two Dunk lows, a mid and High. Hang tight I will keep you guys updated on these kicks 09 is looking to be real GOOD year.
I still have much love for 08 though.
PS' Whats The Deal With The Gumsoles?


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This Video Just [Blew The Sh*t Outta Me]

No Words


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These People Taking All Of My [Energy]

It as been confirmed that Keri Hilson's much anticipated debut 'In A Perfect World' has been pushed back from its scheduled release date of September 23rd to October 7th. Here's hoping the already overdue LP doesn't receive the push-back treatment hereafter.
I'am very upset at Keri's camp the sooner the better I swear I don't understand push backs??

The Word Is That: Michelle Williams' 'Unexpected' also drops October 7th.
Crazy Someone Is Tryna Throw SHADE HUH!
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Louis Vuitton Damier Graphite

Here's a look at Louis Vuitton Damier Graphite collection. The collection includes a selection of bags, wallets and footwear highlighted in a gray/black pattern which makes for dopeness I haven't seen in a while.
Im so glad that they changed the classic brown they stuck with and made this sexy gray and black I can dig.
What's the word? Can anyone say "DOPE"


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Usher Tryna Make A [Comeback]

In an attempt to revive his luke-warmly received 'Here I Stand' LP, Usher is set to go for the dual-single approach for the album's third release. Title track 'Here I Stand' as well as 'Trading Places' are to be serviced to radio shortly. It's unknown at present whether both singles will receive the video treatment.
While I'm glad the record's standout cut (IMO) 'Trading Places' is to be released, I can't help but think this whole project has missed the mark. With Usher not being one to dish albums on a yearly basis, it'll be interesting to see what he'll do to salvage his increasingly unstable status as prince of R&B.
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Dont bother Usher just raise your family

Fresh Videos

I have to start this list off right!!!

Solange’s new video for “Sand Castle Disco” follows the old school band set theme of “I Decided” during parts of the video. She sounds a lot like Beyonce during the verses but her voice can be distinguished from her sister’s during the chorus. You can tell she doesn’t take herself too serious. I think I can more then dig it!!

Remember this was my song that picked for stamped fresh a while back favorite song by her to date!

The Games's My Life with Lil Wayne

Dope Rap Song

After listening to Musiq’s new song “Radio”, I have to wonder if he’s trying to alienate himself from the “soulful” sound that we love him for. Maybe that’s why he eventually dropped the “Soulchild” (or so I thought). Can’t knock him for trying something new.

Dont Know How I Feel About But Nevertheless I Still Like Him Regardless

Friday, August 15, 2008

Air Jordan XX3

Quietly Brand Jordan has introduced a new collection of watches taking on inspiration from the initial three colorways of the Air Jordan XX3. Each watch features date and chronograph stopwatch functionality in a stainless steel casing and K1 mineral glass crystal. This collection is perfect to match any of the Air Jordan XX3 sneakers you may have in your collection. Available now at Nikestore. Shouts to freshnessmag.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Well I' Am The Dawn!

I really hate this "HOW YOU DOOING" lady but this clip had me rolling thought I share it with you guys I was on a YOUTUBE rage last night that is when I watch more Youtube then tv.


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Most [Down To Earth] Chick In The Game.....

If you didnt love her before this you aint a real fan but






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Dope Boy Fresh!!

ROC STAR is releasing a few t-shirts as part of their 2008 Autumn/Winter collection. The release includes the Early 90s tee, Enemy tee, and the Galbitch tee. All of them come in simple black and white colors, featuring large graphics or words that will catch anyone’s attention. Expect these to drop early September

This joint is so [Dope Boy Fresh] I want mine ASAP!
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G-Unit's [Close To Me/Get Down]

G-Unit CD In Stores Now


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Rocksmith Fall 2008 [Take 1]

Here is the one of my favorite brands. Dropping in stores soon will be Rocksmith first delivery from their Fall 2008 collection. Their “Speakerbox Series” theme is based on inspirations of what the year 2020 will hold. Look for the first drop in stores around the world towards the end of August.

Air Max 95's [Chilli Red]

Yesterday, Footaction stores nationwide have quietly released the Air Max 95 Chili Red as a Footaction Exclusive. Most Footaction stores only received a little over 12 pairs each. This new retro comes in the new brown Nike Sportswear box and still carries the same style number as the previous retro.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Mount Vernon Whats The Problem??

A while back I did a story on "Harlem & their issues with gun violence" [Click Here]

well I am sad to say that I am back to not only discuss it again but shake my head in disbelief this time in my hometown.

Mount Vernon, New York has had it share of gun violence, rape, homicide, and gang abuse like any other ghetto it is something that is just a part of life and you become accustom to it but I can honestly say that I am sick of tired of young African American men not being able to see the their 21st birthday. I have been to so many funerals and not enough graduations besides my own my peers are killing themselves over nonsense I don't see why you would want to take someone life away. Today I am sad today that I lost a friend of friend due to nonsense he was expecting a baby next month and just had a baby shower old folks always life is short but when they said that I dont think they meant you could be shot by the next man so be careful. My heart goes out to his family and his baby's mother may they be strong for these next few days are going to be very difficult.


It is crazy and uncalled for how do you console someones grandmother or mother after they have lost their grandson or son. Shaking my head in disappoint my heart is really sad to write this we got to do better then this.

MOUNT VERNON - A man was found shot dead in a maroon van on West 3rd Street and South 9th Avenue early this morning in Mount Vernon.
The victim was found around 5 a.m. and detectives have the area cordoned off and have erected white sheets to block onlookers as they await the medical examiner to arrive. Shomari Knox, 19, was a resident of Mount Vernon. Police would not give his exact address but said he lives in the area where he died.
The van, which had crashed into the back of another car, has multiple bullet holes.
Mount Vernon police Commissioner David Chong said there were few details about the shooting at the time because police were still at the scene.
It is the seventh homicide this year in Mount Vernon, the most in the county.


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J-Hud New Promo Pics

Well I guess she doesnt like living under his spot light!
Jennifer Hudson glams it up in this latest photo shoot by shot Derek Blanks. Awesome shoot. Jennifer's self-titled debut hits stores September 30th via J Records.
Cute Pics
Get It J-Hud
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Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Jockin Jay-Z

Young Hov has returned again with his latest installment "Jockin Jay-z" produced by Kanye West. World on the street is that Kanye will produce Jay's entire album entitled "Blueprint 3" (which has no scheduled release date as of yet) to get a authentic Roc-A-Fella feel. There will be more to come, so stay tuned
Download Here!
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Monday, August 11, 2008

Killing The Magazine Game

Rihanna is featured in the September 2008 Issue of Essence Magazine looking fierce. The only comment I have is “Tyra Would Be More Then Proud”. She’s killin’ the game right
Say what you will about her (which I sure do lol...), there's no denying Ms. Ri-Ri is looking on-point right here. Great shoot.
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Give It To Mama

Im sure all the kids already know that Beyonce is set to perform at this years Fashion Rocks I am more then salty that I cant get tickets to see that, we all remember when she opened the show to Deja Vu last year and blew us all away

Check out another shot from Beyonce's feature in Fashion Rocks 2008 magazine. The 26 year old songstress looks pretty good decked out in this Armani set.

Randomess: Is it me or does this pic look like it was lifted right off the set of the 'Suga Mama' video? Oh well give it to mama!
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Sunday, August 10, 2008

Can I Love Her Anymore.....

As Solange’s album release date nears, she is doing the best she can to promote the differences between her and Beyonce. She’s a rebel..her sister is not. Check out her recent interview with Blender:
It’s Friday night at 11 P.M. What are you doing?
I’m either at home with my son or out drinking some Coronas and adding to my beer belly.

Where do you drink your Coronas?
Dive bars. Two doors down from here there’s a little joint that’s full of old rednecks. I go in there, drop $10 in the jukebox, play nothing but Marvin and Prince and just get wasted. The rednecks are like, “What the fcuk?”

What kind of drunk are you?
I am a Miss-Tina’s-in-the-back-of-my-head kind of drunk.

You mean, your mom. What is she saying?
“Girl, you better have some panties on!” My mom’s so reserved-last year, for my 21st birthday, she was like, “You can have one glass of champagne, and that’s it.” I said, “First of all, I haven’t lived with you since I was 17. Second, I’m divorced. And third, I have a kid. I am drinking tonight.”

If we drug-tested you, what would we find?
I’ve got a song called “Champagne Chronic Nightcap.” That’s about as wild as it gets for me-that and the Coronas.

Are you a good girl or a bad girl?
Definitely…um…You know, I was so trained to say a god girl, but I really straddle that line.

Ever doubted your sexual orientation?
You mean like in that Katy Perry song? Negative. I’m strictly dickly.

How about videotaped yourself having sex?
Nope. Ain’t no Solo tapes, y’all.

How would you characterize your taste in sex?
A good girl never kisses and tells. Didn’t I say I straddle that line.




Death Strikes Again...

My grandmother always says when someone dies they die in three's I never knew what she meant until the year my grandfather died and then Aaliyah and then Left Eye I guess she was right now I fully understand what she meant
This weekend really has been a sad one; soul legend,
Isaac Hayes passed away today at the age of 65:

Department.Paramedics attempted to revive him and took him to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead shortly after 2 p.m., the sheriff's department said.No foul play is suspected, the agency said in a written statement.Hayes won a third Grammy for pop instrumental performance with the title track to his 1972 "Black Moses" album.From the late 1990s through 2006, Hayes provided the voice of "Chef" for Comedy Central's raunchy animated series "South Park," as well as numerous songs.

RIP Bearnie Mac

RIP Isaac Hayes

Saturday, August 09, 2008

Fresh Videos

Donnie Debut Video

Bad Boy signee Donnie Klang debuted the video for his first single 'Take You There (ft. Diddy)' on FN'MTV last night. The slickly produced video looks pretty good, however I'm still not sold on Donnie and the direction they seem to be going with him.

I cant help but to think of Justin Timberlake

Dolls Cover

With the Pussycat Dolls set to release their sophomore effort 'Doll Domination' on September 16th , the cover for the set has surfaced. The ladies look nice I wouldnt mind taking a ride with them does that sound corny?
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Queen Bee & Her Wedding Ring

I should have waited for her to come out!!!
Beyonce was seen outside Madison Square Garden trying to hide her ring finger the other night. I like that it’s modest. Who needs a huge rock …

I am still inspired for life!
Kanye has really changed my life!
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