2011 All-Star Weekend marks the third year that LeBron James and hip hop mogul Jay-Z partnered up to give back to the community. The pair presented the Boys & Girls Club of Los Angeles with a brand new gym. During the event, Jay-Z and James also unveiled a mural created by tattoo artist Mr. Cartoon.
Tyler Perry’s “For Colored Girls” opened at No. 1 on the latest national DVD sales chart, beating a pair of other new releases that did better at the box office. “Girls” ($38 million box office) overshadowed “Life As We Know It“ ($53 million) at No. 2 and “Paranormal Activity 2“ ($85 million) at No. 3
Diana Ross, 66, is set to make her first television performance in four years as a guest on “The Oprah Winfrey Show” later this month. Not only will she sit down with the talk-show host, but all five of her children and her grandson will join her for the interview, which is set to air on Feb. 25. The former Supremes singer will also perform her classic 1980 anthem “I’m Coming Out.”
Having been the featured rapper on songs by Red Cafe, Fabolous, Willow Smith, Jae Mills, Amerie, and many more, Shakedown’s cover girl Lore’l is ready to, not only take her music career to the next level, but has also set off her modeling career w/ a photo shoot for Felix Natal Jr.
Those who are destined for greatness are created as an outlet. They become a voice that not only speaks to, but touches people everywhere. This is what has been said about Shakedown Entertainment’s newest artist, the 22 year old Lore’l who was born in Brooklyn, NY but represents NJ and Miami as well. Lore’l began working in Promotions & Marketing for Sony records at age 16 and quickly advanced on an upward spiral. She dedicated all of her free time to pursuing a career as an artist. Lore’l started off singing and doing hooks for local rappers and then began rapping herself. Her participation in daily freestyle sessions in the “Training Room” with the legendary underground group, The Outsidaz, honed Lore’l’s rap skills to be razor sharp. She continued to move discreetly through the industry on a variety of levels, and was, and still is, unforgettable and highly favored. Lore’l, the name, represents her “style of difference” that will separate her from all the others.
Executives at Sony records would often call on the teenaged Lore’l to spit a rhyme at the drop of a hat and there were many a rap battle in those offices where Lore’l would shine. That led to Lore’l being featured on the remix of Lyfe Jennings’ hit single “Must be Nice”. In tune with her keepin’ an ear to the street persona Lore’l became part of New York’s biggest women club promotions company, Jingling Baby. Her name began to sizzle as she grabbed the attention of event goers and she met Red Cafe during a party he hosted for Jingling Baby. Soon after, Lore’l was featured on T.I.’s Grand Hustle Compilation Mixtape.
In late 2006, Lore’l moved to South Beach, Miami and began her studies towards a career in Entertainment Law. During that time she remained in touch with Red Cafe and it was no surprise that she was once again back on the rap scene. Santos Miami Live became her stomping grounds and the interest in Lore’l began to rise as she performed weekly. While keeping to her studies Lore’l was performing, recording, managing local artists, and working for Slip n Slide records. After hearing a few songs Lore’l had completed, Red Cafe offered her an opportunity to join Shakedown and immediately put her on the remix to his smash hit, Hottest In The Hood with himself, Diddy, Lloyd Banks, Juelz Santana, & Busta Rhymes, to an amazing response around the country. Lore’l packed up her belongings, her dog, and drove solo from Miami back to her home in NYC and the rest of the movie has yet to be written…
Thank You LaLa!
The Denver Post is confirming that basketball Carmelo Anthony is now a New York Knick.
A report broke late Monday night that the former Denver Nugget had been traded to The Knicks alongside Chauncey Billips, Shelden Williams, Anthony Carter and Renaldo Balkman.
In return Dever will get Raymond Felton, Danilo Gallinari, Timofey Mozgov, Wilson Chandler, New York’s 2014 first-round draft pick, Golden State’s 2012 second-round pick and 2013 second-round pick along with $3 million in cash.