MissInfo: Tonight me and my girl D took the train up to the Bronx for Night #1 of the Home and Home concert: Jay-Z and Eminem at Yankee Stadium (previous stop: Detroit’s Comerica Park). It was my first time at Yankee Stadium. And I don’t just mean the new one. *ashamed* So the whole night was exciting. The place was beautiful, you could feel the wealth of the organization. The crowd was very ‘Yo Bro,’ and at one point a guy behind us screamed to someone, ‘Show me your t-ts!’ (smh) Also, I don’t know where the hyped gourmet eats were but I had a lukewarm Nathans that meh. (It’s unacceptable for the Nathans at a Home Depot to be tastier than the home of the World Series Champs.)
But back to the concert…..It was major as promised, both in scope, in polish, and in star-power. Both Eminem and Jay-Z showcased their best work and biggest crowdpleasers. Eminem brought out Dr. Dre, D-12, 50 Cent and G-unit. Then Jay-Z brought out Kanye, Nicki Minaj, Drake, Chris Martin, Memphis Bleek, Swizz Beatz and Beyonce. But more importantly, he also performed 4 songs live for the first time…
…Jay kicked it off by doing both Kanye’s “Power (Remix)” and his “Monster” track with Nicki. This was a pure gift to the hardcore hip hop fans that probably confused the mostly “mainstream” crowd. Later on, the gifts continued with a performance of “Most Kingz” with Chris Martin, and “Light Up” with Drake. So I couldn’t complain about having to hear “Forever Young,” especially since Beyonce sang the chorus beautifully. (But if you have one of the most stunning women on the planet onstage, why only let her fill in for Mr. Hudson? She could have sung with Kanye and maybe used the n-word one. JK ; ) If there were any drawbacks, it was the audio; sometimes the vocals were frustratingly muddy or low compared to the live band. Blame the acoustics of Yankee Stadium? (A twitterer said he had the same issue with Comerica) The fact that I couldnt hear Em’s verse on “Renegade” or Nicki’s verse during “Monster” made me crazy though. On the plus side, it was hilarious watching the two lyric-transcription screens try to keep up with all the night’s spit. PS: Allegedly A-Rod gave Hov and his biz-partner OG Juan their own Yankee World Series Winner rings? Wowza. Jay was wearing it during his intro. PPS: I heard Amber Rose was backstage but not with Kanye. She’s rocking pink hair.
David Hackbart has to be proud to be an American, because only in this great country can a person give a police officer “the finger” and receive a substantial amount of money for it.
The 35-year-old man was awarded $50,000 after accusing the city of Pittsburgh of violating his civil rights, an accusation that stems from an incident in 2006.
In April of that year, Hackbart shot that bird at a motorist, repeating the gesture at another driver after being publicly scolded. Fortunately for him, the second driver was an active, on-duty member of law enforcement.
Initially in hot water for the move, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has backed the rude man during the entire course of his ordeal.
A federal judge has postponed the case indefinitely, prompting Pittsburgh’s city council to settle the case themselves.
Congrats for sticking it to “the man” and winning Mr. Hackbart!
A former student at an Arizona school has returned two library books, 50 years late, and with a $1,000 (£600) cheque to cover overdue fees.
Librarian Georgette Bordine at Camelback High School in Phoenix said the books were checked out in 1959.
The person, who wanted to remain anonymous, calculated the fee as 4c a day, with some extra in case the rates had changed, media reports said.
Apparently the books were inadvertently packed when the student moved state.
Ms Bordine said the money would be used to buy more books, with the overdue ones – about conservation – returned to the shelves.
50 Cent will be tonight on ABC’s Nightline.
50 Cent talks to Dan Harris about his trust issues, home life, love life, and latest projects.
“Nightline” at 11:35 ET.
You can check out an ABC Preview article by clicking here
Why do we feel like 50 Cent is somewhere smiling over this sequence of events we’re sure he didn’t orchestrate in promotion of his new album? Check out the latest update in Roc-a-gate 2009 as Beanie Sigel and 50 Cent appear on Power 99 radio station to answer Jay-Z’s answer. In this episode Beanie says nobody gave him two Bentley’s he was paying nearly $5,100 a month to maintain them, being stopped from signing a $800,000 deal with 50 Cent and how Jay-Z should let up on Dame Dash since he has taken everything from him. Beanie ends that interview saying he’s not going to stop interviews until Jay-Z responds.
Best part of the interview – 50 Cent says “yeah, uh huh” every time Beanie says anything. It’s crazy how 50 manages to find somebody who needs just a little nudge to go nuts for every album cycle, and then……….
Curtis Jackson known as 50 Cent will present his first perfume created in cooperation with Lighthouse Beauty this autumn. Name of the perfume is Power by 50 Cent, and Curtis himself participated in design. The fragrance will arrive in exclusive sale at Macy’s in autumn 2009.
The composition starts with accords of lemon leaves, black pepper and artemisia, a heart of dark wood, coriander and nutmeg and base notes full of patchouli, musk and oak moss. The flacon was created of dark, blurry glass, with a silver, metal stopper inspired by design of 50 Cent’s favourite watch – Piguet.
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50 Cent teams up with Danny Dyer to cause some trouble in crime thriller ‘Dead Man Running.’ In his British movie debut, 50 gives the lowdown on playing a violent gangland loan shark. The movie opens October 30th in the UK.