Like so many others, the holiday season is bringing out the best in Nas and for a noteworthy cause at that. Damian Marley’s partner-in-rhyme assisted in serving dinners to family affected by the HIV/AIDS epidemic thrown by Maria Davis, both a professional in the music industry and activist for the fight against the disease. While helping out those in need, the Queensbridge legend couldn’t have appeared anymore satisfied doing so.
“This event is Maria Davis’ thing. She’s HIV-positive, a part of the community of Harlem, so she does her thing for [the] holiday season for the people who are infected by AIDS or affected by AIDS,” he explained to MTV News. “I came through [on the] strength of her friend Melba, who owns Melba’s Restaurant â€” great soul food on 114th street here in Harlem. She called me [and] I came through just for the support.”
Young Chris invaded New York City tonight for his performance at S.O.B.’s (Yelawolf and Mazi were also on the card). Chris, who is still celebrating his new found affiliation with Division1 and Universal/Motwon and the release of his The Reintroduction mixtape, had the crowd buzzing. He and Neef ran through their old hits (“No Better Love” and “Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop”) while Chris also ran through his new solo material (“Break A Bitch Down“). Lloyd Banks even surprised the crowd with a surprise appearance to perform his verse from “Start It Up.”
However, the set was cut short due to Chris’ health reasons. We here at KarenCivil.com wish nothing but the best for him which includes a speedy recovery to return to do what he loves – music. Out of respect for him and his situation, the above video is only of his performance.Read More
DAM, I HAVENT BEEN HOME AT THIS HOUR IN 7 YEARS… WHAT DO I DO?? I GUESS I’LL JUST WISH EVERYONE A HAPPY HOLIDAY & COUNT UR BLESSINGS…I JUST WANNA SAY THANK YOU TO ALL OF THE PEOPLE SHOWING ME LOVE AND SUPPORT IT IS OVERWHELMING AND I AM TRULY GRATEFUL….IM JUST A DUDE FROM THE BRONX THAT HAS A REALLY COOL JOB & I DIDNT KNOW MY WORDS WERE THIS POWERFUL. ITS A BLESSING TO LEARN… THANK U
1 LAST THING B4 I GO CRY ABOUT BEING SUSPENDED… PLEASE DO NOT USE MY PAGE TO SAY ANYTHING NEGATIVE TOWARDS HAITIANS. NOT COOL AT ALL…MI LUV ALL MY CARIBBEAN / WEST INDIAN PEOPLE & THE 1′S THAT DONT KNOW ME WILL SEE THAT IT WAS A MISTAKE & I HAVE NO HATE IN BODY WHATSOEVER.
BlackEnterprise.com caught up with music and art connoisseurÂ Swizz Beatz while the mega producer-come-NYU professor was taking a break between teaching classes. An avid art collector and longtime painter himself, we asked Swizz, who hasÂ fine art pieces ranging fromÂ Keith Haring toÂ Jean-Michel Basquiat in his collection, about the beauty of investing in art, and what mistakes he often sees amateur investors make.Read More
Ed Lover & Rapper Maino was doing some Holiday Shopping in Short Hills Mall in NJ, when a female fan named Brina not to happy with Maino not honoring her request for an autograph, decided to tweeted about it. Maino who is never one to bite his tongue, decided to address her. The look on her face is priceless!
Social Networks should never get this serious.Read More
Parlux introducedÂ Reb’l Fleur, the first fragrance fromÂ Rihanna, atÂ TFWA World Exhibition in Cannes (France) in October. The perfume will be launched in 2011 in the US with an international roll-out following shortly.
The fragrance is an intense and daring fruity chypre, composed of sophisticated floral notes: tuberose, violet and hibiscus, -Â with a splash of coconut water, – over the light and smooth base, the combination of the final notes evokes the impression of warm skin. The perfume was created byÂ Caroline Sabas andÂ Marypierre Julien of Givaudan.
The elegant bottle, which glows from within, is beautifully designed in the shape of a high heel. The bottle is adorned with silken ribbons and a golden ring on the stopper.Read More
Nicki Minaj spoke with MTV News about the angry hating children in Hip-Hop. She is not taking the blame for the slack careers of these pigeons and believes that people should use the success of others as fuel for their own progress. – KidFury
â€œWhen you see someone else being successful and your first instinct is to tear them apart, thatâ€™s just a sign of you feeling unhappy with your achievements. But what I try to explain to people is: Whenever you feel like that â€” and we all feel like that sometimes, like â€˜Ah, somebodyâ€™s doing it. Somebodyâ€™s popping a lotâ€™ â€” use that as fuel to go hard. Thatâ€™s what I did.â€
3. Michael Jackson – Michael – 228,000 - I haven’t heard the album, but the word is it’s a train wreck.
5. R. Kelly – Love Letter – 154,000 - This is a win all the way around. Without nearly the amount of promo as some of his past albums, the Pied Piper still managed to release impressive first week numbers. And on top of it all, the album is pretty damn good. “How Do I Tell Her?” is a monster of a ballad.
7. Diddy-Dirty Money – Last Train To Paris – 101,000 - When Puff doesn’t attempt to rap, this is an enjoyable album. Good thing for the group though, there are more than its fair share of singles on here.
8. Nicki Minaj – Pink Friday – 97,000 - Nicki still moving close to 100K a week? Impressive. This time next week she should be at 700K. (Keep reading…)Read More