Before his performance at Hot 107.9’s Birthday Bash 18 this weekend, 2 Chainz took to Twitter to release the name of his forthcoming album. The artist formerly known as Tity Boi decided on a sequel, naming his album B.O.A.T.S II. His sophomore album is expected to be released on September 10.
See the post from 2 Chainz twitter feed belwo.
2 Chainz sought help from super producer Pharrell Williams for his first single, “Feds Watching.” Check out a link to the single below.
By Atlanta's Hottest Hip Hop
Last night, young people in Brazil took to the streets to protest a spike in the bus fare, but really it was much deeper than that.
Fed up with a government that is investing in the World Cup, but not investing in poverty programs, education and healthcare, 200,000 people finally had enough. Here is the enormous crowd shot in six seconds courtesy of Vine. And below are some incredible photos taken during the protest. To get a full run-down of why these protests have erupted over the past few weeks, check out this article on Reuters.
"As many as 200,000 demonstrators marched through the streets of Brazil's biggest cities on Monday in a swelling wave of protest tapping into widespread anger at poor public services, police violence and government corruption," the article begins.
Stand strong, brothers and sisters in Brazil. We stand with you!
10 Absolute Jaw-Dropping Photos Of The Massive Protests In Rio
Remember Chad Johnson and now ex-wife Evelyn Lozada's infamous headbutt fight last year?
Well now, TMZ has obtained evidence of just how hard Chad hit her. New photos show a bloody Evelyn with a deep gash about three inches long on her forehead.
According to TMZ:
The photos were taken by Davie Police in the Florida emergency room where Evelyn was transported following Chad's attack on August 11th, 2012. According to police, the forehead laceration measured 3 inches.
The pictures come as Chad was released from jail yesterday, after only spending one week of his 30 day sentence for slapping his lawyer on the behind.
During a probation violation sentencing hearing yesterday, the judge called the photographs "horrific."
We couldn't agree more. Domestic violence should never be taken lightly.
To see the rest of the photographs, click here.
By Christina Coleman for Global Grind Staff
There is a new party trend shaping the Atlanta club scene. If you have never experienced a Day Party it is a great way to kick start a night of bar hopping or dancing the night away at the club of your choice.
For others, going to a party in the daytime, gives you the opportunity to party like a rock star— under the sunlight rather than the moonlight.
If you haven't tried the day party scene, a good place to introduce do you to the daylight shindig is the Indigo Bar.
Presented by Prophecy events, "DAYJAVU: The Saturday Daytime Experience" at Indigo Bar takes place every Saturday.
Located at 619 Edgewood Ave. in the Old Fourth Ward area, the Indigo Bar is sure to get patrons in a party groove and set the tone for the night to come. Even if the night has no plans, but you want to feel like you got it in, the Indigo Bar is worth a visit.
However, it is wise to RSVP prior to getting there or you will be slapped with a $20 fee at the door, in addition to the $7 valet parking fee, although those upfront costs are typical here in Atlanta.
Nevertheless, once you get in, take the elevator to the second floor. As you are traveling upwards you will be enticed by the sounds of partygoers and a DJ looking to turn your day into an event that is usually reserved for the night.
Right off the elevator you can tell the place is cool, and with Atlanta's weather as hot as it has been lately, there are plenty of fans and refreshing drinks to keep you from sweating out a weave or a linen ensemble.
The place fills up quickly, so if you are interested in ensuring you have a place to sit and people-watch, try reserving the V.I.P section.
The crowd is your typical grown and sexy group for a rooftop venue. Indigo bar does attract a range of age groups, but they are all dressed fashionably and ready to boogie rather than throw blows.
Again, the venue is really nice. The view from the rooftop isn't the most breathtaking; however, it is attractive and adds to the appeal of the décor and daytime festivities.
The spot opens from the three o'clock hour until around eight. For some that feel they did it big and the only party they have to go to next is at Club Bed then by all means go, you deserve it. But if the night has just begun and you have some more pep in your step, I highly recommend Old Skool Saturday.
Now just because they call it "Old School" doesn't make it old. Furthermore, there is nothing "old" about an Old Skool Saturday party.
On June 16 the OSS franchise held its regularly scheduled second Saturday of the month party at the Hyatt Regency on Peachtree St.
If you have never gone to an OSS party it is a well-organized event that caters to individuals who enjoy the '80s and '90s music, which they advertise as "the soundtrack of your life."
According to its website, the dress code is strictly enforced. Men are generally well-dressed while the women are chic, comfortable and very sexy.
Price is the best in town. If you purchase your tickets in advance, the cover is only $10. If you wait, the fee is $20.
Attendance is usually in the thousands, so it is easy to get overwhelmed by all the folk cutting a rug out on the dance floor, located in the ball room of the hotel.
I guess so many people go because they trust OSS, and considering it has been around for 10 years, it's not so bad.
With so many people at an OSS party, it is a beautiful thing to see everybody mingling or dancing the night away to music that "they just don't make like this anymore."
The only caveat to an OSS party is that it occurs only once a month, typically on the second Saturday at a location posted on their website.
The OSS website is the best source to determine when the next party will be and where it will be, to purchase tickets and to look at pictures of past events.
It's probably a good thing an OSS party is only once a month. After going to a Day Party at the Indigo Bar and then to the Hyatt Regency to represent for the '80s and '90s you will need three weeks to recover.
During the recovery process, it's not a bad idea to get back in the groove of things and check out the day party or some of the other events at the Indigo Bar.
Besides, if you consider yourself a rock star you have to let that starlight dazzle during the day and the night.
By Catherine Witherspoon
Fresh off of his solo cover of The Source, working with J. Lo and Miley Cyrus, and finally speaking on the feud between Ciara and Rihanna, Future hosted Friday night at Reign Nightclub.
The term hosted is used loosely, as Future was short on words, action or energy for most of his appearance. The Kirkwood-born-and-bred rapper, one of the few ATL MCs who will not be taking the stage for Hot 107.9’s Birthday Bash, was in the house with Big Tigger of V-103 and DJ Drama. While Drama played hits like “Karate Chop,” “Loveeeee Song,” and “UOENO” Future seemed content to let Big Tigger rock the mic while he stood on the couch of the club’s VIP/stage section and shook hands with supporters.
Young Jeezy was also in the house, holding down a corner VIP booth well above the stage. His booth was packed with a gaggle of ladies and friends, as bottle after bottle of champagne came to find him. Producer Jazze Pha made an unscheduled visit for a handshake and disappeared into the club. Actor Damien Wayans also made himself known on the evening, being announced a few times.
Big Tigger handled the hosting duties for most of the evening. Future rolled in fashionably late five minutes before 2 a.m. Unlike previous appearances at Reign, Future wasn’t draped in his signature hood and rocked a white t-shirt with his dreadlocks pulled back. A cigar that was no doubt filled with something other than tobacco was passed back and forth between the rapper and his entourage for the better part (read: all) of his time at Reign. Future also held onto double-stacked Styrofoam cups during his appearance, but the liquid inside was clear, bubbly and full of ice.
Big Tigger and DJ Drama, who was scheduled to be at Harlem Nights hosting his own event Friday, kept the crowd energy up all night. Future's last appearance at Reign sparked a great deal of interest because it was one of his first appearances with girlfriend Ciara.
ATL's own 2 Chainz stopped by Hot 107.9 and went into vivid detail about the recent attempted robbery incident in San Francisco. While footage shows 2 Chainz and his crew running from the gunman, the ATL rapper said that everyone in the area was running because the attempted robbery took place in broad daylight in downtown San Francisco.
"I saw the gun first," 2 Chainz told Emperor Searcy, Mz Shyneka and Mister Smith. "It was like a .357. It was so heavy he couldn't really hold it. The gun was so big. That's what made me take off running."
"When I went into the street, there was another dude with a whole 'nother gun," he added. "That's when I knew it wasn't like an episode of Punk'd. I was like this is real...I had bullet fragments in my hair...I think he thought he shot me."
Despite the scare, 2 Chainz said he's taking it as a lesson learned and moving on with his life, saying he's excited to be performing at Birthday Bash 18.
"I'm just excited about life. I'm so turnt up, you can't turn me down," he said. "I'm just geeked about life. Then when I saw the footage, I'm like it was real. They was on my *ss!' This was a sign. That's all it was. I come from this."
It's almost like a group of people got together to make a video after having just learned that knickers was a real word and that it sounds almost like...
A new K-Mart commercial is making us...uncomfortable.
The creators of the new parody "Kmart Knickers" ad may have wanted to sell some pants and make a few people laugh, but instead they have apparently offended a lot of people.
Replacing the word "n*ggers" with "knickers," the actors talk about all the wonderful ways they plan to use their new pants...
Not sure if you'll be able to get past the man dancing in a "shuck-n-jive" manner while saying "I got me some dancin' knickers." But you should try anyway.
See the ridiculousness above and then let us know if we're trippin and it's more funny than racist.
Well now there's video that proves the rapper was part of that unfortunate exchange, and it's the most surreal and crazy thing we've seen.
2 Chainz and his entourage were casually walking down the street Sunday afternoon when at least 2 men approached the crew and pointed guns at them ... one in a white shirt, the other in a black hoodie.
2 Chainz and his crew immediately scattered -- frantically trying to sprint down the street while the gunmen chased after them.
One of the gunmen seemed to be having fun during the incident ... and gleefully skipped after the rapper while 2 Chainz tried to get away.
During the chase, 2 Chainz stumbles and falls ... and one of the gunmen pounces ... hovering over the rapper with his gun drawn.
The guys stole 2 Chainz's cell phone and wallet, but he was unharmed otherwise.
Close call! We're glad he's safe. But unfortunately he got locked up later on that same week! Rough, man.
By Christina Coleman for Global Grind Staff
It’s not that they have a hard time finding someone to date, but it can be a challenge to find someone who wants to date them for the right reasons.
Many of those who have starred on reality-TV shows also say it is difficult to find someone that is willing to look beyond the wild antics of their onscreen personas.
Take Charlotte native Kendra James of the Oxygen Network’s fourth season of “Bad Girls Club.” On the show, James was known for being a party girl that liked to drink and have casual sex. Though the petite UNC Charlotte graduate appeared to be a sweet, demure pageant princess, James was portrayed as having a short fuse, a lot of attitude and raging temper that often put her at odds with her housemates.
“I may have a pretty face,” she remarked. “I may talk nice and proper, but at the end of the day I can play both roles. I can be your friend or your worse enemy.”
Since her season of “Bad Girls Club” ended, James returned to Charlotte where she works in financial services.
“I clean up nicely,” she said. “I like corporate America. It balances out my party-, fun-girl side. I’m a financial specialist during the week, and I go out on the weekends.”
James said even though she left her “bad-girl” persona behind when the show wrapped, the reputation it earned is still a factor in her dating life.
“Sometimes I meet guys, and they act like I was never on TV,” she said. “They act like they don’t know, but really they do. I’d rather just be up front and say, ‘Yeah, it was me. It is what it is. I’m that plus a whole lot more…’ I’m more than open to talk about it so that we can get over it.”
James said it also bothers her when guys admit that they saw the show, but downplay it saying it was no big deal.
“One thing you shouldn’t say [when approaching me] is, ‘I don’t care about that ‘Bad Girls Club’ thing. I’m trying to get to know you,’” she said. “That I don’t like because ‘Bad Girls Club’ is me. I’m older and it’s three years later, but when they do that it kind of puts me in a bad place.”
James said people also often get the wrong impression about the types of guys she’s into dating.
“I don’t have a taste or a certain type of man,” she said. “People look at me weird sometimes when I do have a man because they wonder who he is. He may be a nerd or somebody who doesn’t look like a typical athlete or someone that people would expect me to be with, but I don’t care.”
The bad boy
Michael McCluney of South Carolina is known as a bad boy for different reasons. On MTV’s “Making the Band 4,” McCluney was handpicked by Sean “Diddy” Combs to be a member of the group Day 26 and signed to Bad Boy Records.
On the show, viewers watched McCluney’s battle to lose weight. On one episode, he was chastised by Combs for eating one too many grilled cheese sandwiches and not spending enough time working out on the treadmill.
His singing group has since disbanded and McCluney is back in the Carolinas teaching dance and trying to get his solo career off the ground.
Although McCluney said meeting new people has never been an issue for him, he admits that his time in the limelight definitely helped him attract more women. The problem, he said, was that a lot of them were either crazy or attracted to him for the wrong reasons.
“I’ve had married women approach with their husbands on their arms,” he said. “I’ve had people grab me in places that you are not supposed to grab somebody when you are with someone. But the craziest thing was when this girl had my name tattooed on her. I met her at a lingerie Halloween party that I threw… It was a little awkward.”
McCluney said it would be refreshing to date a woman who was unaware that he appeared on TV or once signed a deal with Bad Boy. However, he doesn’t think it’s likely.
“I rarely ever get that,” he said. “I’ve got it a couple of times, but they were really lying. They tried to act like they didn’t know who I was, but once we started talking they would come out and tell me they knew my music, and I’m like, ‘I thought you didn’t know me. You didn’t know my name.’”
By Michaela L. Duckett, Special to the NNPA from The Charlotte Post
The reportedly evicted Kenya Moore, of "Real Housewives of Atlanta" fame, has countersued her landlord, Conya Weems-Dillon, for wrongful eviction, slander and emotional distress in Fulton County civil court, TMZ reports.
According to the website, Moore claims she paid May and June rent and is emotionally distressed that her landlord comes into the house whenever she wants.
The lawsuit comes after Weems filed an eviction notice against Moore last week for failing to pay all of May's rent and going against several terms of her lease agreement. The reality star was allegedly short $848 from her $3,999 rent.
Moore has been renting a six-bedroom, six-bathroom home from Weems, which real estate website Trulia estimates to be worth $937,000.