Singer Sevyn Streeter recently stepped up to the r&b plate and paid tribute to the late iconic singer Aaliyah by covering her ‘Come Over’ song. While recently out on her promo tour, Sevyn Streeter made a trip to Aaliyah’s high school in Detroit. While there, she began to reflect on how much impact one artist can have on generations to come, so she penned an open letter to Aaliyah and recorded “Come Over” as a tribute to the late singer. Take a listen.
Here is Aaliyah’s ‘Come Over’ #Classic
T.I. and his Hustle Gang crew stopped by Hoodrich Radio to promote his recently released mixtape, G.D.O.D.
DJ Scream and listeners were introduced to Doe B, Big Kuntry King and a few others. TI listed out some of the features on the tape, and then explained the process of making it.
“It was a spontaneous idea that we all just collectively came together and just said one day, ‘Hey man.’ We were just in the studio just playing records. ‘Man, we got a bunch of shit. Let’s put this shit out, man.’ And everybody look at me like, ‘Damn, why isn’t this shit out?’,” he recalls. “‘You sure right man.’ The next day, we said we gonna do a motherf*cking project and there it is. Two weeks later. It’s done.”
TI also spoke about his upcoming tour with Lil Wayne and French Montana called “America’s Most Wanted.” Initially, Future was on the line up but TI says 2 Chainz replaced him.
“No, it ain’t Future. Me and Tune for damn sure,” he said. “It was Future and something happened. Future pulled. He disassociated himself from the tour for whatever reason. It’s still love.”
AllHipHop Covers The Trinidad James All Gold Everything (Going Gold) Celebration Dinner [Filmed by Rea]
This past Thursday Mali Hunter of Tree Sound Studios had a “going gold” celebration dinner for Trinidad James and I was there to capture all of the action for AllHipHop.com!!! With the crowd gathered together in the performance room fans and media wondered would they hear new music from Trinidad James. No new music was played but Rich Homie Quan hit the stage to perform his popular song ‘Differences’ followed by singer Jaquees and others. Chris Atlas of Def Jam presented Trinidad James with a gold plaque in celebration of ‘All Gold Everything’ going Gold. Check out the videos I shot below and see the full article written by AllHipHop’s Biba Adams on AllHipHop.com by clicking HERE.
Kris Kross’ ‘Jump’ Video
Kris Kross Performs at So So Def 20th Anniversary Concert
Atlanta-area authorities are investigating the death of Chris Kelly, half of the 1990s rap duo Kris Kross, as a possible drug overdose, according to Fulton County Police.
Kelly, 34, died last Wednesday at an Atlanta hospital after he was found unresponsive at his home. After paramedics took Kelly to the hospital, a woman who identified herself as Kelly’s friend told an investigator that he had taken a mixture of heroin and cocaine Tuesday night, and that she had brought Kelly home “to recover from his drug use. Thus far Kelly’s autopsy shows no signs of trauma. The toxicology report is expected to be complete in three to four weeks. At this point the cause of death will most likely be determined.
Betty Honey, with the Fulton County Medical Examiner’s Office, said that an autopsy showed no signs of trauma or foul play.
The Murray Brothers Funeral Home in Atlanta, Georgia will hold a public viewing for Kelly in the afternoon and evening on Wednesday (May 8). The funeral services will take place on Thursday (May 9) at Jackson Memorial Baptist Church.
Chris Kelly along with Chris Smith, shot to stardom in 1992 with “Jump,” which spent eight weeks on top of the Billboard Hot 100 chart
The group opened up for Michael Jackson the same year on his Dangerous Tour.
Kelly’s family stated:
“To millions of fans worldwide, he was the trendsetting, backwards pants-wearing one-half of Kris Kross who loved making music. But to us, he was just Chris — the kind, generous and fun-loving life of the party,”
Chris Kelly and Chris Smith were discovered at an Atlanta mall by record producer Jermaine Dupri when they were 13.
Going by the stage name Mac Daddy (with Smith known as Daddy Mac), the pair followed up their smash “Jump” with the single “Warm It Up.”
Together, the songs pushed their debut album, “Totally Krossed Out,” to multiplatinum status.
In February Kris Kross reunited to perform on stage together at the So So Def 20th Anniversary Concert (that I had the opportunity to attend and cover). Chris Kelly will be missed by Kris Kross and true Hip Hop fans.
Season 2 of R&B Divas premiered last Wednesday in Atlanta with two separate premiere parties. Allegedly Syleena Johnson and Nicci Gilbert were not getting along and therefore the events were split. I covered both of the events for AllHipHop.com! The first event was held at The Museum Bar with music producers, television producers, reality stars, and celebrities in attendance. Keke Wyatt and Nicci Gibert hosted the Museum Bar screening. The second screening was held at Harlem Nights and was a little more “intimate”. Media representatives and friends attended this event that was hosted by Syleena Johnson, Angie Stone, and LaTocha Scott. Visit AllHipHop.com by clicking HERE to see the entire article written by AllHipHop’s Biba Adams and the video and interviews that I shot and conducted.
DJ Nabs made history as the main DJ for Kris Kross. In 1992, Kris Kross and DJ Nabs became the first and only hip-hop acts to ever tour with Michael Jackson. They were the opening performers on Jackson’s historical “Dangerous Tour.”
Rolling Out recently spoke with DJ Nabs about life with Kris Kross and the untimely death of Chris Kelly. Check out their interview below.
DJ NABS WITH KRIS KROSS- MICHAEL JACKSON DANGEROUS TOUR
Imagine dealing with the excruciating death of a loved one only to find out later that negligence was the cause of their demise? Alexia Fraser knows all too well. This is her story. . .
Before stepping behind the wings to embrace center stage, actress/glamazon, Alexia Fraser honed her skills as an actress at the prestigious H.B. Studio, introducing herself to the world as an aspiring actress while working as an extra on the set of “Cosby Mysteries” with Bill Cosby, “New York Undercover” alongside Malik Yoba, “Central Park West” with Lauren Hutton, and the “Prince Street” series with Mariska Hargitay. Alexia continued to evolve her passion for acting and produced three original non-fiction one act plays both off-Broadway and off-off-Broadway– “The Ryans,” “Dope the Endeavor,” and “Blind Trust,” which she starred in.
Many of Alexia’s greatest memories involved her mother, Daphne Monica Spence, as every day spent with her was filled with her shimmering pearls of wisdom, spoken with soft conviction and a warm smile. Then on May 7, 2006, Alexia received a phone call that changed her life– mom was not passing any fluids and was bleeding internally. After her mother’s dearly departed death, Alexia was not only left with the mourning of picking up the broken pieces, but also the alarming realization that her mother’s passing away was a result of improper medical diagnosis, and poor nursing care.
Alexia Fraser tells her compelling story, and like the clusters of a rare diamond, shares her radiant treasure– to unite women all around the world to grab their mother close and celebrate her radiance. Memories of Mom (M.O.M.) is a poignant story about an extraordinary mother, written by a daughter who loved and cared for her during her last lap of life. M.O.M. is a story of universal love, unyielding sacrifice, and compassionate role reversal, and will inspire love and affection in millions of daughters and sons who will someday be caring for their elderly parents or loved ones.
“The driving force behind writing Memories of Mom,” Alexia reveals in regards to her first memoir, “was to preserve and share the loving memories of my beloved mother,” she reveals. “I also felt it was my duty to tell my mother’s side of the story—especially after seeing how she suffered due to unacceptable nursing and hospital care,” she says. “Memories of Mom is not just my story—it’s our story,” Alexia says. “How many of us have watched our loved ones suffer due to the hand of negligence? This story was my healing therapy, and perhaps it can be someone else’s too.”
Memories of Mom is now available on Alexia Fraser’s new and improved website: www.alexiafraser.com and at fine retail locations across the country such as Barnes & Noble.com and Amazon.
Check out the video from RL’s Birthday Bash & Antoine Donte’s “LOVE IN MUSIC ART EXHIBIT
Antoine Donte’, is a visual artist, that specializes in body art, wall murals, canvas paintings, cartoons, and much more. He uses the term, “iPaint Music,” to express how strongly music influences his art. “I’m an art enthusiast and have a passion for art in all mediums,” says Antoine.
“My signature style is “artist in motion, I paint energy or auroras of an artist. I capture infrared motions then paint it with an animation technique called stop motion. I paint in layers to make objects appear to move. These are my most popular paintings.” Check out the video from RL’s Birthday Bash & Antoine Donte’s “LOVE IN MUSIC ART EXHIBIT Antoine Donte’, is a visual artist, that specializes in body art, wall murals, canvas paintings, cartoons, and much more. He uses the term, “iPaint Music,” to express how strongly music influences his art. “I’m an art enthusiast and have a passion for art in all mediums,” says Antoine. “My signature style is “artist in motion, I paint energy or auroras of an artist. I capture infrared motions then paint it with an animation technique called stop motion. I paint in layers to make objects appear to move. These are my most popular paintings.”
UPTOWN Magazine in conjunction with MarketingCamp LLC and SEMAJ Consulting presents PROJECT13 the 2013 day of change. This highly anticipated multicultural event was created to acknowledge and support 13 selected nonprofit organizations and campaigns dedicated to impacting the lives of those in need in the Atlanta community. This red carpet evening will feature 13 exclusive silent auction items, live entertainment, complimentary specialty-themed cocktail bars, passed hors d’oeuvres, mixing and mingling among Atlanta’s most recognizable tastemakers, notable figures, VIP guests and more. The evening entertainment includes Vina Mills, Corey Mekel, AMOMENT, Cori Lamont, Saxophonist Zdany Chisholm & Bassist Michael Normwood. It will be an explosive night that promises to pique all of your senses while advancing 13 extremely worthy causes.
WHEN: Monday May 13th 2013
WHERE: Mason Murer Fine Arty Gallery @ 199 Armour Drive, Atlanta, GA
GENERAL ADMISSION: $35
VIDEO: PROJECT13 promo video: http://youtu.be/GLL00VrYsnE
Lil Kim will always be here to stay! Backed by a band, Kim brought the old and new Friday night to NYC’s Gramercy Theatre. Check out the video.
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