I know I’m going to sound like somebody’s grandma sitting on the front porch telling tales of how things used to be while gnats swarm around her head, but fuck it.
Before the night life scene ever found its way to my rest stop of a fucking city the only major entertainment the towns people could rely on was attending high school football games in the fall. Friday Nights Light shit.
Our squad was (and still is) an unstoppable beast but our marching band was (and still is) about as flavorful as an unseasoned microwaved chicken thigh. The only time my half ratchet half siddity mama could be bothered with making a surprise guest cameo at Chris Gilman stadium was when Savannah High rolled through with their marching band. Long story short, I think this was the feeling she was always chasing after.
On Monday, Big Boi and Atlanta City Councilman Kwanza Hall sponsored an event to benefit Atlanta-based CARE. The relief organization is on the ground in Haiti assisting in rescue and recovery efforts. Singer Sammie, actress Terri Vaughn, and Big Boi’s beautiful wife Sherlita Patton showed their support at the event. Visit Freddy O for more flicks!
Following a long day of shooting [ . . . their talk show, don't judge them by their tattoos and yaki selections] The Mamas of Hip-Hop hit Atlanta’s social scene in support of politician Kasim Reed’s campaign as the city’s choice for next mayor. Other notable attendees include my favorite Tweetie and celebrity site lurker Big Boi, Ne-Yo, Tameka Foster Raymond, Monica, and host of the event Fonzworth Bentley.
That’s right, EBT Awards.Please don’t think about swagger jacking my slang without the proper credit. I know how some of my ya’ll bloggers like to do.
But I digress.
Here’s your spot to check out pictures from the red carpet, talk about tonight’s fashion disasters, plug your own blog entries about the awards, and anything else related to the 2008 EBT Awards! Be sure to read Xilla’s live blog if you haven’t already.
Check out C+D tomorrow for flicks from the show + after-parties! If I feel like posting them, that is.
Oh yeah, ya’ll thought Beyonce was going to show up and shut shit down, huh? Ha! Nope! [I did too though]
What’s good Crunkland, allow me to introduce myself, my name is Xilla the one with that starts with the X. Some of you may have been to my site BlogXilla.com where you can get Urban Life blogs, relationship advice and a bit of entertainment and I’ll be giving you the play by play of the Negro BET Awards.
The premiere for ‘Who’s Your Caddy’ went down last night in Los Angeles. Big Boi, Eddie Murphy, Tracey Edmonds, Faizon Love, Babyface, Sherri Shepard, Cedric the Entertainer and more came out to check out the new film.
Flicks From The Atlanta Film Festival’s Opening Night
Free & Monica; Shay “Buckeey” Johnson & Tamyra Gray; Ronnie & Shamari Devoe; Big Boi & Rico Wade
On May 19th at 9 pm (et/pt) VH-1 will premiere their latest music documentary “Last Days of Left Eye.” The film is filled with exclusive and never before seen footage of the charismatic and complex Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes and captures the final month of her life.
India.Airie, Big Boi, Monica, Cee-lo and others were among the crowd at the opening night of the Atlanta Film Festival and premiere of the documentary.