J.COLE SAYS HE BELIEVED IN THE ILLUMINATI RUMORS
Mar 2013 01

j cole 2J. Cole has revealed that he once believed that the Illuminati existed. In a Connecticut radio interview, he said, “I was one of those people I’m a conspiracy theorist. I believed those videos. And then you meet [Jay] and you see how things were and you like, ‘Nah, man. That’s bogus.’ That’s somebody who’s so far away from the truth and what’s actually happening, just creating something. They’re probably high.”

  • He also spoke on his childhood crush Mariah Carey, saying, “I used to pray that Mariah Carey had a daughter my age.”

J. COLE SPEAKS ON KENDRICK LAMAR JOINT ALBUM

J. Cole also spoke on his joint album with Kendrick Lamar. He said, “It’s still happening. The last time we got in was months ago, but we’ll finish that. … It’s like my little cousin, man. It’s like when you used to have your cousin come over and all you did was play basketball and play video games and ya’ll like the same things, it was like that.”

  • His sophomore album Born Sinner will come out this year.

RUMOR: ICE-T FILES FOR LEGAL SEPARATION FROM COCO
Mar 2013 01

ice-t-cocoRumor has it that Ice-T has filed for a legal separation from his wife Coco — and the next step is divorce. According to Cream BP, Ice allegedly said, “She can have the money, the house, but them t*tties is mine. I’ma let her start March off with nobody and no body.” The story gets even more ridiculous — with Ice allegedly saying that he wants Coco’s assets delivered to doorstep of his New Jersey estate no later than March 1st or any monetary support that Coco would receive from the divorce will be withdrawn.

Friends of Coco say that she is devastated, because without her plastic surgery, she is just another white girl without an ass.

  • This news comes days after rapper AP.9 hinted that he may leak nude photos of Coco.
  • Ice-T nor Coco have confirmed or denied the story. They have been married for 11 years.

ICE-T AND COCO DENY THE RUMORS

A rep for Coco told E! that the rumors of divorce are not true. The rep said, “Ice and Coco are doing totally fine. Those papers are fake. They are not addressing rumors or the photos (her posing with that rapper) and are moving forward happily.”

IAA SPOTLIGHT: GET TO KNOW – M-DOT- PHILLY’S HOTTEST STAR!
Mar 2013 01

mdot1IAA:  What is your music background?

M-DOT:  I have been rapping as a hobby for years. I have been professionally pursuing rap as a career for about a year now. I have always been a good writer. I have won many poetry contests and essay contests. I transferred my writing skills into songwriting.

IAA:  Why do you want to record and release your own music?

M-DOT:  I want to make music because I love it.  I have experienced a lot in life. I know that my music can make a change in the world. If I can change just one person with the power of music, then my life has a purpose.

IAA:  What are your songs about?

M-DOT:  My songs are about life and my interpretation of past and current events. My songs are about my relationships, family, financial standings, my love of sports and my daily struggle to get closer to God.

IAA:  Who is your fan base directed towards?

M-DOT:  My music is aimed at hip hop fans of all ages. A pre-teen just starting to develop taste in music to the average listener as well as a true hip hop head who grew listening to Doug E Fresh or Big Daddy Kane can all relate to my music.

IAA:  Who are your musical influences?

M-DOT:  My father who taught himself to play the piano has influenced me greatly. I am also influenced by my uncle who plays the trombone. Some of my favorite artists are DMX, 50 Cent, Eminem, Michael Jackson, and  Jay-Z.

IAA:  How would you describe your music to people?

M-DOT:  I would describe my music as an inconvenient truth. As an artist I try to have the listener visualize what is being said. There is no sugar coating going on. This is real life. If you’re into that bubble gum rap then I might not be the right artist to listen to.

IAA:  What makes you stand out from other artist?

M-DOT:  I stand out from other artists because I’m not here to give you glitz and glamour, I’m here to bring back real hip hop. I want people to hear me and say to themselves if he can do it than anyone can do it. I’m here to talk about things that other artists don’t talk about especially in the black community. I’m here to make sure the spirit of hip hop lives on

IAA:  What are some upcoming projects you are currently working on?

M-DOT:  I am currently working on an upcoming album as well as some music videos.

IAA:  What are your career goals? Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

M-DOT:  My goal is to bring real hip hop back not this “dumbed down” trash that is out now. I also would like to get into Hollywood doing movies as well as develop other artists. As for where I see myself in 10 years, I see myself bringing in new artists as well as expanding the reach of hip hop worldwide.

 

 

 

LIL WAYNE RESPONDS TO PITBULL
Feb 2013 28

lilwayne-pitbullLil Wayne has responded to Pitbull‘s “Harlem Shake” diss towards him. As previously reported, Wayne dissed the Miami Heat a few weeks back during All Star Weekend in Houston. Several Miami rappers like Uncle Luke, Trick Daddy and Pitbull took offense — and that’s when Pitbull released his freestyle, spitting, “You got money, yeah that’s sweet / But we all know Slim and Baby really eat / You talk Miami, yes you talkin’ Heat / Moral of the story, don’t sh*t where you eat.”

Wayne responded via Twitter, writing, “Dam pit bull bro I thought u was kool.” Pitbull responded, “@LilTunechi I am cool papo but imagine me shitting on anything new orleans which I was just there for super bowl the big easy I loved it. the world shows me love and vice versa but miami is all I got no disrespect just the truth.”

  • Last week, Wayne apologized to the city of Miami. He said, “I really want to get out there is that I do apologize for the misunderstanding to the city of Miami. I love everyone here, it’s just I’m passionate about sports and I felt very disrespected, that’s all. I felt very, very disrespected.”

 

REPORT: KANYE WEST THINKS KARDASHIAN REALITY SHOWS ARE ‘DEMEANING
Feb 2013 28

kimyeReports say that Kanye West is the real reason that Kim Kardashian is looking to leave her reality TV career behind. According to OK! Magazine, Kanye thinks the Kardashian reality shows “demeaning.” A source told the magazine, “Since Kim got pregnant, Kanye’s been emboldened to suggest that maybe she should move on to the next stage of her career. He’s been watching her shows and he thinks they’re demeaning to her and the rest of the family. He has these nightmares that Kim will give birth to their child on TV,” the friend continues.

The magazine said that Kim “freaked” the first time Kanye brought it up because “her whole business model has been built around a fishbowl experience.” The source said that Kanye wants Kim to get off of TV and enter the fashion world, in hopes to be as glamorous as Beyonce and Jay-Z. The source added, “He says that they need to build the brand.”

  • In related news, according to E! Online, Kim’s publicist wouldn’t confirm or deny that the couple is expecting a baby girl in July. The rep said that Kim will confirm the news herself when the time is right.

IAA SPOTLIGHT: GET TO KNOW – HOSTYLE GOSPEL – ILLINOIS’ HOTTEST STAR!
Feb 2013 28

hotstyle-gospel

At the intersection of street beats and solid scripture lies Hostyle Gospel: a dynamic Christian hip-hop group merging musical talent with the Word of God to point souls to Christ. With pulse pounding rhythms and raw lyrics, Hostyle Gospel is igniting a fire of passion for the Lord across America.

Though they reference the Gospel as hostile, hostility is merely the method of delivery. Terse messages merge with edgy compilations to lend a sense of urgency to a searching generation. Countering a culture full of distraction and temptation, Hostyle Gospel is wielding the sword of the spirit, opposing Satan’s advances and winning souls for Christ. Armed with the raw energy of their performances and the ammunition of their Faith, Hostyle Gospel is appealing to youth and adults alike. Hostyle Gospel Ministries originated in 2003 from a central Illinois group called The Elite M.O.C. (Men of Christ). After the founders were called to individual ministries,two members, Proverb (Raynard Glass) and King Soloman (Demetrius Morton), began to refine their vision for the group. Big Job (Fontaine Pizza) was added in 2005 as a frontline member, joining them in performances and on recordings. Since 2005 the group has added King Son (Joe Glass), Teckniek (Omari Thomas), Kamikaze (Daniel Enomoto) and Hdavid (Hdavid Garcia), all of which serve in music production, graphic design, and web administration. Currently Hostyle Gospel has completed two albums and three mixtapes. Their latest album entitled Immortal Combat was released January 11, 2011, and is available via iTunes and other online retailers. Physical CD’s are also available at performances, or HG can be contacted directly for personal orders. The ministry continues to grow along with the number of people who have found Christ through the music of Hostyle Gospel.

Hostyle Gospel ministers to todays generation in a way that is both relevant and entertaining. The live shows include a mix of original songs and lyrical, Christ-centered re-mixes of Top 20 hits from major artists. Performances flow more like a worship experience than a concert. The crowd is invited to join in on the praise and to focus on worshipping God. The Gospel is prominent in every aspect of their presentation, whether it be rapping, dancing, or preaching. Hostyle Gospel is ready for expansion. Eventually the group wants to hold youth conferences in which they would teach as well as minister through music, start a clothingline, publish books, and continue to minister the Gospel of Christ in every way possible.

IAA:  What is your music background?

HOSTYLE GOSPEL:  Hardcore Christian Rap.

IAA:  Why do you want to record and release your own music?

HOSTYLE GOSPEL:  To win souls to God and to make people feel good.

IAA:  What are your songs about?

HOSTYLE GOSPEL:  Taking back music from Satan and getting people crunk about God.

IAA:  Who is your fan base directed towards?

HOSTYLE GOSPEL:  Our fan base is directed towards troubled youth and Christians.

IAA:  Who are your musical influences?

HOSTYLE GOSPEL:   Lecrae, Trip Lee, Thi’sl, DA’ T.R.U.T.H.,

IAA:  How would you describe your music to people?

HOSTYLE GOSPEL:  Battle music

IAA:  What makes you stand out from other artist?

HOSTYLE GOSPEL:  We talked about a fight again Satan. No Christian Rap Artist is talking about killing Satan and his demons.

IAA:  What are some upcoming projects, you are currently working on?

HOSTYLE GOSPEL:  Our 4th album entitled “Desperation” and our 5th mix-tape entitled “The Storm”.

IAA:  What are your career goals? Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

HOSTYLE GOSPEL:  We plan to be on every Christian station across the globe, we plan to be the face of Christian hip hop and we plan to be on BET, MTV and VH1 in 10 years.

IAA:  How can your fans access your music and contact you?

HOSTYLE GOSPEL:

http://hostylegospel.com/music/

https://soundcloud.com/jsr777

https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/hostyle-gospel/id271178822

www.rhapsody.com/artist/hostyle-gospel

www.pandora.com/hostyle-gospel/fans

www.amazon.com/Hostyle-Gospel/e/B001LH2JAU

www.reverbnation.com/hostylegospel

 

 

IAA SPOTLIGHT: GET TO KNOW – SLIM GOODY- CHICAGO’S HOTTEST STAR!
Feb 2013 27

slim-goodyDespite the overabundance of rap artist emerging from the “music city” otherwise known as Atlanta, Georgia, Slim Goody still remains unique. His individuality and artistic mind, raised his popularity over his dirty south competition. Although his music career developed in Atlanta, he was born Randy James Lewis in Chicago, IL on July 20,1984. Making music became an early hobby, and he played piano throughout grade school. By the time he was in high school he had already mastered piano and the snare drum, favoring in the genre of jazz. At age 18, he moved to Atlanta to further his career in music. In 2004, for the first time his Atlanta family learned of his musical talents and began entering him in weekly open mics around south-side Atlanta. His older brother, Derrick Lewis, whom he calls “Pop”, purchased studio equipment so that he could produce and record his own songs. Later, he formed two groups “First Born” then “Goodfellas”, managed by his brother Derrick Lewis.Goody performed at many musical events around Atlanta including the  Atlanta Music Conference and Power Fest. Goody later found his comfort as a solo artist nick-naming himself “Chi-City Rebel”. From 2006-2011, he moved from Chicago to Atlanta to California, to Oklahoma. Goody inherited the respect and different music styles of each area, which only boosted his own creative ideas in music and lyrics. Being independent in thought and action; exhibiting such independence, he titled his first album Maverick. This album, which he also produced, won him more shows, production sells, magazine interviews, radio plays, and distribution opportunities. Maverick includes the  singles Something You Should Know featuring Libido Ink, Rock-n-RollinChi Lights, and Who is She. Slim Goody is currently pushing this album Maverick, touring from state to state, increasing his fan base, and collaborating with major artists. Slim Goody, is patiently awaiting his moment to be claimed as one of  the best musicians, produces,lyricists, artists of his generation.

IAA:  What is your music background?

SLIM GOODY:  My music background comes from being inspired by my father. He was a musician as well, and had a great influenced on me. Jazz and blues was played regularly in my household. When I first move to Atlanta, I decided to become an artist and I incorporated hip hop into my music.

IAA:  Why do you want to record and release your own music?

SLIM GOODY:  I want to record and release my own music because I feel my music and lyrics are worth listening too. My music is relatable to my audience, and I want to put a new sound on the waves. Everybody wants to be accepted for something. Don’t you want to be accepted? Well I do, and this is what I want to be accepted for.

IAA:  What are your songs about?

SLIM GOODY:  My songs are about real life struggles, trying to make it in the music industry. My music is definitely about me, and whatever influences me at the time.

IAA:  Who is your fan base directed towards?

SLIM GOODY:  My fan base is directed towards independent individuals. People like me, who have been through what I have been through.  My music is for people who are looking for something new, looking for something original and real. My music is for people who like real talent.  I like to refer to my music as “interstate music”. Anytime you are riding, you can bump something from me.

IAA:  Who are your musical influences?

SLIM GOODY:  I am influence myself. Whatever comes to mind and heart, is what you will hear on a track. Rap artists that influence me would be Twista, Kanye and T.I. Twista was arguably the king of Chi and his fast flow pretty much molded me. Kanye being the heavy hitting producer with the cheap beats in the city has influenced me greatly. T.I. gave me my southern pieces, elegance, class while still keeping it G. Everybody else, I’m aware of. I’m a fan of a few.

IAA:  How would you describe your music to people?

SLIM GOODY:  I would describe my music as hiphop/Indie Rock. Not all of it is outside the commercial canon, but most of it refers to the community of musicians, fans and others that support non-commercial, or independent music.

IAA:  What makes you stand out from other artist?

SLIM GOODY:  Professionalism is what separates me from other artist. I treat my music like it’s a career. I always take the time to thank the promoter, club owner, sound guy, etc for allowing me to perform while the other artist don’t. I do the homework and tap into experts like IAA to help guide me. I’m unique in as many ways as possible, and work hard at it. I built my brand around it.

IAA:  What are some upcoming projects, you are currently working on?

SLIM GOODY:  I am currently finishing my latest mix tape “Necessary Roughness” set to be released beginning of 2nd quarter. Also, I’m working on my authentic album, for which I haven’t decided on the title yet. I am also working on projects with other artist in Georgia as well.

IAA:  What are your career goals? Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

SLIM GOODY:  My first career goal is to get established as a artist. Secondly, I would like to have a worldwide fan base and headlining tours. I want to make hip hop/ Indie rock genre more known. I want to sell over 500,000 my 1st album signed. I want to be known as 1 of the top Artist/producers of all time. I also want to work with artists that have influenced me. I plan to stay current for the next 10 years. Winning a Grammy for my 1st album would be sweet. I want to be known as a great producer and already crossed over to movie scores within the next 10 years. The list goes on, I’m a pretty goal oriented person.

IAA:  How can your fans access your music and contact you?

SLIM GOODY:   www.reverbnation.com/chicityrebel www.YouTube.com/slimgoody60644 www.twitter.com/chicityrebel www.Facebook.com/chicityrebel www.soundcloud.com/slim_goody

 

 

 

DJ ENVY ADMITS AFFAIR WITH ‘LOVE & HIP-HOP STAR ERICA MENA
Feb 2013 26

dj-envy-erica-menaNYC’s Power 105.1 DJ Envy has admitted that he had an affair with Love & Hip-Hop star Erica Mena. Erica tried to put him on blast last week, saying that she would write about their affair in her upcoming book. Envy said on air, “A couple of months ago, I called my wife on air and asked her for forgiveness. I told her I needed to change. I had a close relationship with God and I changed. Now, my wife, has been with me over 18 years. We’ve been married 11 years. The best heart that you’ll ever know. She’s that type of person that’ll change your life.”

On why he cheated, he said, “Sometimes being married, it makes you insecure dude. I looked like I had everything. It was scary; my wife is gorgeous. She might need somebody that’s smarter than me. It made me insecure. With being insecure, with me being weak. . . . I started messing with somebody that was beneath me. A bird. Evil. A liar. Somebody that was desperate and its just so pathetic. I didn’t have to make her feel special, because she wasn’t. So that’s what it was.”

  • On his current relationship with his wife of 11 years, he said, “With the help of God, this situation has made my family tighter. Like tighter. I had to be honest with myself. And the hardest thing I had to do was tell my wife EVERYTHING. When I say everything. She looked at me so different. We’re good. We’re not great. I don’t know what happens from here. Now if we remain together, as a relationship, we’ll see. But as a family, nobody’s stopping us. I just want to tell you ‘I love you. And we’ll see what God has in store for us.'”

ERICA RESPONDS

Erica responded to VIBE Vixen, saying, “DJ Envy’s definitely talking about me, but I’m one of many. I was under the assumption that he had kids but wasn’t actually married. I found out around the time that I started filming ‘Love & Hip Hop’. After I found out, I was still in shock because we were together for so long. I didn’t understand how he could take a vow as serious as marriage and take on a whole other relationship.”

She continued, “It’s sad that now he’s taking all these shots saying I’m a liar and I’m pathetic, when he deceived me. It’s not fair to paint me out as a liar when he was leading a double life for many years. He’s never publicly come out with his wife until now because he’s ashamed of her. It’s no secret.”

  • She continued, “For me, I never spoke about it [the affair] because it was embarrassing as a woman. Of course, now I explain it in my book. I want to be clear: My book is not a tell-all. It’s just a book about my life and Envy is apart of my life.”
  • She tweeted, “No ‘insecure’ man lies to many women about being married so he can have his cake and eat it too! I’m sorry but that’s a lame excuse Gia! Smh. I would never set out to ruin anyone’s family or marriage. Had I known I would have never. I’m only ow just clearing the air with TheTRUTH.”

THE ONION APOLOGIZES FOR CALLING QUVENZHANE WALLIS THE C-WORD
Feb 2013 26

quvenzhane-wallis-467Satirical news outlet The Onion has issued an apology after stirring up a firestorm of controversy on Sunday with a completely inappropriate tweet about 9-year-old Oscar nominee Quvenzhane Wallis. @TheOnion targeted the child actor to make a bad joke calling the Beasts of the Southern Wild star a c**t which they posted completely uncensored.

The hastily deleted tweet said, “Everyone else seems afraid to say it, but that Quvenzhane Wallis is kind of a c**t, right? #Oscars2013” The Onion’s CEO Steve Hannah released a statement via Tumblr saying, “On behalf of The Onion, I offer my personal apology to Quvenzhané Wallis and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for the tweet that was circulated last night during the Oscars. It was crude and offensive – not to mention inconsistent with The Onion’s commitment to parody and satire, however biting. No person should be subjected to such a senseless, humorless comment masquerading as satire. The tweet was taken down within an hour of publication. We have instituted new and tighter Twitter procedures to ensure that this kind of mistake does not occur again. In addition, we are taking immediate steps to discipline those individuals responsible. Miss Wallis, you are young and talented and deserve better. All of us at The Onion are deeply sorry.”

  • Some Twitter users, including The Wire actor Wendell Pierce, are requesting that The Onion reveal the identity of the author of the offensive tweet.