World renowned DJ Kid Capri and
chart topping producer Just Blaze
have teamed up to host a new
reality show titled Master of the
Mix, which will air on Centric and
BET. The reality show, which is
being launched in conjunction with
Smirnoff, will pit the world’s most
prominent DJ’s against each other
in competition for a $250,000 grand
Daily Archives: October 5, 2010
World renowned DJ Kid Capri and
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MEMPHIS, Tenn. – A 45 year-old Memphis man is out on bond after police say he admitted to shooting a teenager following an argument over saggy pants.
Kenneth Bonds is charged with 2 counts of aggravated assault after two teens say he asked them to pull up their pants, they refused, and he started shooting. One of the teens, a 17 year old, was hit once in the rear end.
He was treated and released from the hospital the same day.
According to the police report, the shooting happened in the 4400 block of Whiteside in Whitehaven September 25th. The teens tell police they were on their way to a woman’s house to buy candy when Bonds yelled at them to pull up their pants.
They didn’t, an argument began, and that’s when Bonds is accused of first firing a shot and missing, then firing more shots and hitting the 17-year old.
Bonds was arrested a week later. Police say they contacted him by phone after he was identified in a line up and he admitted to shooting the teen. Bonds is now out on $25,000 bond.
It was a celebration on Harlem’s 125th St. as Rose Cordon opened up La Scala, a Luxury Boutique, located at 254 West 125th St.
The party was hosted by Brooklyn bombshell Lil Kim and Paul Mooney. Other notable guest included Ashley Holmes of the “Real Housewives of NewJersey,” Lizzie Grubman, Jim Jones, Black Rob, Mims and Jonathan Cheban, who all came out to celebrate with Cordon.
Dj Jazzy Joyce held down the 1′s and 2′s as champagne, Hennessy Black, and delicious hors d’œuvres were passed throughout the evening.
Props to Kodak Boi from Kiddunot for the dope pictures.
Peep the page #’s below to see pictures of the glamorous people from the event and who all came out.
Here’s a first look at our October/November cover featuring the one and only Usher, but the rejuvenated charmer is no stranger to the pages of VIBE. We’ve captured Ursh from his gaunt days as a sex symbol-in-training to his last days of bachelorhood. Go back in time with these oldies but goodies of Usher Raymond IV but first read some snippets of his no holds barred interview with our own Clover Hope.
On Raymond V Raymond being a career rebound
“I don’t think it was a rebound at all. Some people in my organization felt like it was a rebound, but for me it was business as usual. Were there hard times in the process? Absolutely. I think it was the first time that doubt was ever amongst the opinions. Like, Can he do it again? Is it possible that this can happen? When you have 15 years of a legacy built, it shouldn’t be questionable with one album.”
On how long he was thinking about divorcing Tameka
“During our disagreements, that’s when I really began to contemplate marriage and if this is someone whom I’m compatible with. Anytime we had a disagreement or an argument, I began to contemplate: Wow, is this really gonna work out? I’m going through hell right now, given the fact that people have an opinion about our relationship. I can’t be unhappy at home and fighting the wars or the opinions outside… ‘You should’ve handled things this way,’ ‘I wish you would’ve said this,’ ‘You’re handling me wrong,’ ‘I don’t like the way I’m feeling about this’—it could be anything, man.”
On supporting younger acts
“There is no competition. I think that the artists that are doing great, they definitely need to have the support of the people that have [paved the road]. And that’s why I support Chris. I support Trey Songz. I support the Sammies of the world. I support the Lloyds of the world. Because this is a dying industry. This next tour represents a standard that has to be set for entertainment.”
Read some more excerpts HERE.
Kid Cudi is explaining his ongoing problem with D.C. rapper Wale.
As previously reported Cudi dissed the emcee in an interview with Complex magazine saying that he and Kanye “don’t f*ck with him musically” and called him “wack.”
While Wale has since brushed off the disses, Cudi further explained his animosity towards the rapper in an outtake from that fateful interview.
Cudi tells Complex that a large part of his problem with Wale comes from his negative energy.
According to Cudi, he sensed that Wale was jealous of his success and obviously “feels some type of way” about it.
“I really don’t understand what’s up with this guy, but he’s just somebody I don’t click with anymore. I started making changes in my life and started to realize positive energy around me, and he never really had a good energy.
I never felt like he wanted to see me prosper, it was just one of those n*ggas that was envious rather than happy for a n*gga. I could be reading it wrong, but I’m not making beef and rearranging my life.
It’s pretty obvious he feels some type of way about it. I’m not into peer mediation and working things out, I’m just trying to provide for my daughter and my family and making music for my fans. I vibe with certain people and some people I don’t.”
He also adds that when he, Wale and Drake were named by GQ Magazine as the “Men Of The Year ”in 2009, Wale caused tension on the set with his poor attitude and his diva like behavior.
“The whole time me and him and Drake were doing the GQ shoot, Wale was b*tching and being aggravated that clothes weren’t in his size, just really not cooperating and being difficult, and just being a diva. The photographer was like, “Wale, c’mon, smile a bit” and he was like, “Man, I don’t smile, let these other guys smile.”
I was like, what kind of sh*t is that? In my head I’m thinking, “man, this is GQ. If these n*ggas want you to smile, smile.” We just got picked for “Men of the Year,” that sh*t is awesome. It’s wack to be on that sh*t when you’re at a photo shoot, he shouldn’t be getting all riled up. There was tension throughout the whole shoot.
Me and Drake have a rapport, we’re cool. We were automatically hitting it off, and kicking it, and Wale was just not trying to be in the situation. He was trying to be too cool. He was acting like he’s too good for the situation, and that’s how he always is. He always acts like he’s bigger than what he is, and I don’t f*ck with that at all.”
Wale has yet to respond to these new statements from Cudi.
Professor and activist Cornel West has confessed that he’s having second thoughts about President Obama.
In an interview with NPR, Dr. West states that he not only does he wish the president were more “Martin Luther King-like“, but also voiced his concern about the lack of love and respect he sees between races.
“More and more black folk tend to be well-adjusted to Obama’s presidency, but does that mean they’re well-adjusted to injustice?”Dr. West said in the interview.
“We don’t hear our president talking about the need for high-quality jobs for everybody, giving it priority, not just giving a speech in Detroit. When are you going to make jobs rather than Wall Street a priority? That’s what I’m concerned about.”
In the interview, Dr. West states that a lack of love and trust for the people of America as a whole is what’s driving the message of compassion for the poor to be pushed to the margin.
“Love and trust and justice, concern for the poor, that’s being pushed to the margins and you can see it…You can see it in terms of the obsession on Wall Street with not just profits but greed, more profit, more profit. You see it in our television culture that’s obsessed with superficial spectacle. You see it even in our educational systems, where the market model becomes central.”
Although Dr. West feels that President Obama shouldn’t have a “black agenda”, he does feel that it is necessary for the President to address issues that the community is facing.
Oprah Winfrey is reportedly upset at Kanye West for canceling a scheduled performance on her show.
As previously reported, Ye took to Saturday Night Live this weekend for a performance of “Runaway” and “Power.”
Now however, rumors are circulating that the Louis Vuitton Don was also scheduled for a taping of the Oprah Winfrey Show but canceled via email at the last minute.
In Touch reports that producers of the talk show arranged a rooftop location for Kanye’s performance, while Oprah Winfrey herself “was going to ask Kanye everything” in the interview segment.
An insider tells the publication however that “Oprah is not happy” over the cancellation because “all the arrangements had been made.”
Oprah and Kanye have yet to respond.
A beloved East Harlem teen was the innocent victim of a coldblooded drive-by shooting early yesterday gunned down as she sat with friends in the courtyard of her mom’s apartment building, sources said.
Cheyenne Baez, 17, collapsed outside 112 E. 128th St., leaving a trail of blood from the playground where she was struck.
The teen, a student at the Urban Assembly School of Business for Young Women, was pronounced dead 25 minutes later at Harlem Hospital.
“She told the friend she was with, ‘I’m cold. I think I was shot,’ “ said Taisha Velez, describing the heartbreaking last words of the popular teen nicknamed “Canela,” Spanish for cinnamon.
Sources said they believe a gunman in a van opened fire into the courtyard where Baez and friends gathered. Witnesses said several other men had snuck into the area through a fence just moments before shots rang out.
“It had something to do with another girl and an old boyfriend-new boyfriend,” a source said. “Cheyenne had nothing to do with it.”
Minutes after the gunfire, a 30-year-old man who had been in the courtyard was found on East 126th Street, a bullet in his thigh, cops said. He was taken to Bellevue Hospital in stable condition.
“Cheyenne was in the wrong place at the wrong time,” said neighbor Nancy Black, 55.
Family and friends described Baez as an ambitious and popular teen who worked at an East 82nd Street Pinkberry store and wanted to become an accountant.
“She wanted to take me to the movies next week,” said grieving mom Lisa Baez, 36.
An innocent life taken away too soon! SMH….. My prayers go out to the entire Baez Family….STOP THE VIOLENCE! It doesn’t solve anything!
After being caught with headphones and an MP3 player charger this past May, Lil Wayne has been handed a delayed punishment for possessing the contraband materials in jail. The 28-year-old rapper will serve the final 30 days of his sentence on Rikers Island in isolation for up to 23 hours a day.
“He’s not in an area where he is mingling with other inmates—ever,” a Correction Department source tells the New York Daily News. He will have to forfeit his social activities until he gets off Rikers Island, and even when he is released from the isolation cell, he will still be segregated from other inmates.
Weezy, who will be sequestered in what Rikers prisoners call “The Bing,” will scale back phone calls to one personal conversation per week, but be able to enjoy a private recreation hour where he will be able to work out on his own.
The Young Money honcho is expected to be released from jail on November 4 followed by the “Welcome Home Weezy” concert the next day.