Published by Gyant on Wednesday, October 5, 2011 at 11:36 am.
While temper tantrums was the theme over at Compound ATL, club Manson Elan was off packed with bottle poppers, phat booty chicks and the party leader DJ Tephlon.
Young Jeezy was the host of the night — despite his shady business practices of making appearances at two rival clubs. I was in the building and to call ot stoopid would be an immense understatement. DJ Don Cannon, RoscoeDash, Bossip’s Janee Bolden, myself and BET were in the building, along with many more.
Check the pictures below. It was definitely a good time.
Roscoe Dash and Don Cannon
The line is always stoopid. Like, around the building stoopid.
Recording artist Berner
While I doubt Club Mansion party goers will be seeing Jeezy anytime soon, you can rest assure the party never stops out in Decatur.
Published by Gyant on Monday, October 3, 2011 at 6:33 am.
Special shouts to the ladies of the leading publicity company 135th Street Agency. Owners Shante Bacon and Saptosa Foster held their annual company BBQ last week kicking off BET Hip-Hop Award weekend. If you all remember, this dynamite publicity team who handles publicity for WeTV’s “Braxton Family Values,” Jermaine Dupri, Dondria, Da Brat, SXSW’s Attack The Block and MANY more, also knocked any and all expectations out of the park at last years Gyant on BET Bash.
On a beautiful starry night, 400 VIPs packed Piedmont Park’s Magnolia Hall, including event co-hosts Fonzworth Bentley and Kelly G (BET’s EVP, Music Programming), along with featured DJs Drama, Trauma and Traci Steele. Guests sipped complimentary Remy V cocktails and FUZE drinks while chowing on hot dogs, hamburgers (courtesy of the Ambiance Network Catering) and an assortment of cupcakes from Cocktail Cupcakes and Tasty Cakes ATL. While attendees danced and dined, notables such as French Montana, Da Brat, Ray J, Devyne Stephens, Dondria, Lil Duval, Verse Simmonds, Jovita Moore (WSB TV anchor), Kwanza Hall (Atlanta City Council), Faune Watkins, D.Woods, Shanti Das, Derek J and comedian Shawty mixed and mingled.
Universal Pictures was on hand to promote their upcoming action-comedy Tower Heist, starring Eddie Murphy and Ben Stiller. Guests enjoyed a Tower Heist experience in the ever-popular OMG Booth, and went home with gift bags filled with swag from Dr. Miracle’s, Carol’s Daughter, Rocksmith, Mixed Chicks, The Source and JUICY Magazine.
Published by Gyant on Thursday, August 18, 2011 at 9:14 am.
Shouts to Nicole Garner at The Garner Circle for putting me on to a cute little event, that though I wouldn’t be caught dead at with all those kids, I hear was a fantastic affair.
Dream Kids Hair Care in conjunction with Macy’s presented the third annual Runway Red charity fashion gala benefiting Show Me The Way Foundation on Sunday, August 14, 2011. Mark Hayes, (Good Day Atlanta), hosted the evening’s affair set at the acclaimed Fernbank Museum. The fashion show garnered over 600 supporters of the Show Me the Way Foundation’s mission in raising imperative funding for children infected by or affected with HIV/AIDS. Pint-size socialites, mini-me movers and shakers and their well-known celebrity parental escorts also viewed exclusive fall and winter Back to School collections from Macy’s and high-end fashion designers from all over the world.
African Pride Dream Kids Hair Care, a proud sponsor of Runway Red, also announced the launch of the highly anticipated Olive Miracle formula Hair Care collection. The newly developed formula will help parents start their children’s manes on the right path to healthy tresses, and can be found in Walmart and other fine beauty retailers. “Dream Kids is truly excited to partner with the 2011 “Runway Red” celebrity kids fashion show. As a brand we believe strongly in the mission of the Show Me The Way Foundation and that every child, no matter the adversity they face in life, has the right to dream”, states Charlene Bastien (National Marketing Director, Strength of Nature Global, LLC).
Published by Gyant on Thursday, March 10, 2011 at 11:32 am.
Yes your eyes do not deceive you “rapper” Diamond out of Atlanta, who hasn’t had a “hit” in more than..well hell I don’t think she’s ever had a hit, has decided to join the lines of crazies who are opting to make bizarre statements with a new fad. While at first glance the tatt above may look like a bullet, however reports suggest that its actually lipstick. Whoa.
Before we start I’m sure most of you are scratching your head wondering, “who the hell is Diamond?” But I implore you hear me out.
Face tattoo’s seem to be all the rave of the mentally insane these days with rappers like Gucci Mane, who we all know is at the very least a little bonkers. And, Yung LA who is clearly dealing with his unceremonious departure from T.I.’s Grand Hustle.
So for fledgling “rapper” Diamond to join the ranks of the “crazy” in such a manner, she’s clearly made peace with the fact that “Mrs 32 Flavors” will never become a household name.
Oh and note to all ladies..face tattoo’s are NOT hot. Ask any man who DOESN’T eat, sleep and drink a hood mentality.
Published by Gyant on Monday, March 7, 2011 at 8:11 am.
Could JD’s social media antics have gotten Da Brat in trouble with the law? That’s the new word on the street. As we all know by now former So So Def recording artist has recently been released from prison for bashing that poor waitress in the head with a bottle at the now defunct night club once owned by JD, who’s name escapes me right now.
Anyway, last year when Da Brat was on work release from the ‘big house’ it looks like Jermaine got her ass into hot water.
HipHollywood: The second season of your sister’s (Lisa Raye) reality show, “The Real McCoy,” is coming soon. Will you be featured?
Da Brat: She wanted to shoot me, but I did a little video with JD a while back and they took my passes for three months. Passes allow you to have home visits and see your folks. They also wrote me up for taking a picture with a police officer, but these are people saying that they love me and I missed that. But the officers didn’t even want me to have that little bit of shine and freedom. If someone is a fan, I gotta give love back. You can’t take that away from me.
You can always count on that damn JD to ALWAYS mess things up for people. Janet, Da Brat, Dondria..SMH.
Published by Gyant on Thursday, January 6, 2011 at 8:50 am.
T.I. can’t seem to catch a break these days. Tip is in hot water at an Arkansas state prison after he got all hot and bothered after his wife Tiny made a visit. And it seems the two are now paying for their “frisky behavior”:
T.I.’s wife Tiny confirms … the two were in a room together during regular visiting hours at Arkansas State Prison when Tiny made like Michael Jackson … and beat it.
According to prison guidelines, inmates are allowed to kiss and embrace at the beginning and at the end of a visit as well as hold hands — but “the inmate’s hands must remain in plain view of Visiting Room staff at all times.”
Tiny tells us T.I. was immediately reprimanded and sent to a “Special Housing Unit” — which consists of more security and less freedom.
I think we can all collectively agree that this is the very definition of a bullsh*t charge.
In Related News….
I got an email from Grand Hustle’s H.K.I.C. Hannah Kang and her partner Laura Giles of MusicBusinessPolitics about Tip’s Grammy nominations. I wasn’t aware he garnered any this year.
So I figured if I didn’t know, you all might be oblivious to it as well.
Published by Gyant on Thursday, October 21, 2010 at 9:52 am.
After just a few months of being released from jail, Atlanta rap star Gucci Mane is now back in rehab. Truth be told I knew the day it happened, however my sources way of living far outweighs my desire to cover a story on yet another hoodstar who can’t get it together.
Why anyone is surprised is beyond me. Oh wait. Nobody is surprised.
Members of the rapper’s entourage were involved in an hour-long stand-off against Gucci outside the Riverwoods Southern Regional Psychiatric Center in Riverdale, Ga. on Thursday (October 14). The group, which included his manager and lawyer, begged him to enter the facility for treatment, apparently interrupting a Narcotics Anonymous class that was taking place at the time of his arrival.
After coaxing from his lawyer, who convinced the ‘So Wasted’ rapper that failing to get help for his drug addiction could land him right back behind bars, the 30-year-old turned himself in for 28-day treatment. The facility, which specializes in alcohol and substance abuse, offers support groups for chemical dependency every Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday.
Listen, lets call a spade a spade. Gucci is still on probation and must consent to drug testings as a result. Failing yet another one will certainly send him back to the cage.
Entering Roderick Davis aka Gucci into rehab is an offensive tactic to keep him out of jail. Let’s see if it works.
It is time for us all to put down these “Free Rapper” T-Shirts, and start to encourage these fools to get treatment and help. T.I., Lil Wayne and now Gucci again. Houston, we clearly have a problem.
Published by Gyant on Wednesday, October 13, 2010 at 11:17 pm.
Today some drama developed at Atlanta’s very popular V103 radio station. It seems a distraught Atlanta resident had become fed up with the challenges of life and chose today to allegedly end it all.
However, Atlanta’s self-proclaimed “King of The South” TI jumped in — three days before I hear a judge is set to send him back off to prison — to save the day.
From published reports the gentleman who’s name is Joshua chose the Colony Square building in Midtown, Atlanta, where V103’s flagship station is also located, and attempted to jump off the rooftop. Police were called, but mysteriously TI showed up to offer his support. He was close to the area shooting a music video, talked to the fellow, and convinced him to retreat from his mission of death.
Listen, apart of me wants to believe this was a genuine act of courtesy, but the timing has me giving everyone the major side-eye. However, I will keep my opinion mum to focus on the positive.
Per Reggie J. Rouse [Program Director for V]:
It all went down earlier this afternoon — when cops responded to a 911 call about a man who was threatening to jump off a building in downtown Atlanta … the same building where Ryan Cameron’s Radio Show on V103 is based.
We’re told T.I. heard about the jumper on the radio — and called Ryan Cameron to see if there was anything he could do to help out with the situation.
Ryan Cameron tells us … he told T.I. to roll over to the building, where the rapper met with police and recorded a heartfelt video message which cops then played for the man on the roof.
We’re told after the man saw T.I.’s video he agreed to step off the ledge … and met T.I. in the lobby, where the two were able to talk things out.
Ryan Cameron also tells us that cops informed the radio station that they will not be pressing charges against the man.
I wonder if this will suddenly have his life determining Federal judge to have a softer position on TI’s rumored expected jail sentence. It’s just too many conveniences for me personally, but I still wish everyone all the best in this matter.
At least our tax dollars won’t be used anymore for this situation.
Published by Gyant on Monday, October 11, 2010 at 6:30 am.
Known as two twitter as the Da Real Ray L, Ray Lavender is tip-toeing back into music with a song aimed at people suffering from breast cancer. “Pretty in Pink” is an uplifting song that I just had to post for you all.
A native to Atlanta by way of..um..do we care.. Ray had a smash single from back in the day titled “My Girlfriend’s Got A Girlfriend,” or some derivative of that. Some argue that the song’s message was was too adult, which ultimately got him dropped from his label home Konvict Music.
However, after pushing all that BS into the past Lavender has moved on with a semi-hit reality show with TV nemesis Omarosa, and new found resurgence into his career.
“Pretty Pink” isnt the best vocal rendition I’ve heard, but I tell you one thing Ray could definitely give ole Trey Songz a run for his money. Add the pearly white, that Ray has no problem flashing to any female in a room, and I think we’re all just starting to see a career reform and take shape.
Let’s just PRAY he doesn’t get caught up with one of these fast ass groupies armed with a hidden camera and their own specially fitted condoms. I mean that would just be an epic fail. A fail I’d have no problem covering. HA!