Make A Change

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Jay-Z called up Uncle Russell, Mary J. Blige, and el numero uno Mouth Breeva to join him at the Last Chance for Change Rally in support of Barack Obama on Sunday.

I don’t know what Willonda Woods is reading but as long as she didn’t drop the book and throw a dramatic cunt fit like she did in the “No More Drama” video I’m good. I realize that he is a busy man and all but someone should have invited K-Ci to lead the crowd in the Pledge of Allegiance. That would’ve done my heart damn good.

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Question of the Day

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AJM Records will release 12 never-before-heard recordings from singer Ashanti on the album “The Vault,” due Oct. 14. The collection contains songs penned by Ashanti in 2001 while signed to the label, before AJM’s joint venture with Murder Inc/Def Jam in 2002.

Producers on the set include 15-year-old wunderkind Miguel “Migs” Baeza, Nocko (Mary J. Blige, Rick Ross), Steven White, Kenny Flav and AJM in-house beat-maker Kidd Kold (DMX, Foxy Brown).

Migs helmed first single “Let’s Do Something Crazy,” featuring Flo Rida, while Kidd Kold created second single “Imagine.” Kold also produced seven other tracks on the album. [source]

Although the singer has selected The Vault has the album’s title what do you think would be a good name her upcoming cd? If you’re feeling bananas today include a tracklisting.

The Interview We All Have Been Waiting For

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30-year-old Detroit rapper T-Baby, the woman responsible for the most incredible record of the year, “It’s So Cold In The D,” spoke to Blackarazzi.com about – - wait for it – - haters and negative criticism.

If she doesn’t make Barbara Walters’ 10 Most Fascinating People of 2008 list I am shutting this site down and joining k-Ci and Jo Jo on their national tour of crack houses and Applebee’s restaurants.

“I really don’t care,” she said in a phone interview last week. “They’re going to hate anyway on me.”

The former Denby High School student, who cites Mary J. Blige as an influence, wrote the song for Mason Graham, her friend who was shot and killed at a Coney Island in 2006. She recorded the song last year at a studio on Eight Mile, and the video — which also features several of Myles’ friends, as well as her 10-year-old son — was shot last October by local videographer Leo Williams . . .

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The Son of Chico Dusty Wig Strikes Again

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I’ve never heard of Audrey Turner and while I’m sure that she is a lovely person this helmet wig needs to be returned to the crypt immediately. I know an old Mary J. Blige wig when I see it ! As soon as I find a picture with her wearing this joint I am going to edit this post. Kendu is always trying to hustle on the side. I can’t believe he went inside Wilona’s wig chamber and pulled this out to sell on eBay.

I’ve seen worse wigs dying of thirst in my day so I won’t go too hard on Ms. Turner I am going to have to issue a citation. It takes all of 10 minutes to have a stylist thin-out and shape a wig to frame your face, there is no excuse for this. Thanks Ne-Yo’s # 1 Dick Supplier!

Cover To Cover: Mary J. Blige x Vegas Magazine

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Willona Woods and her tattoo-free arms grace the cover of the this month’s issue of Vegas magazine. I’m a little salty that the editors removed the scar on her face since I always believed that it added character. If it was good enough for K-Ci it can be good enough for everybody else, damn it!

Visit Brown Sista for more scans from the issue and peep an excerpt from her cover story below.

Mary J. Blige has a certain distaste for this country’s favorite pastime, American Idol. But she won’t admit it outright. “I haven’t really watched it since Ruben [Studdard] won,” the singer tells me after cutting her workout short and grabbing the phone at her New Jersey home for our interview. But whether she likes it or not, she does think the juggernaut show does the contestants a huge disservice. “Honestly, it’s not giving most of them a real chance to become an artist for the rest of their lives,” she explains. “They are on national TV every night. They have automatic fame. All of the greatest artists had to struggle for their success.”

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Celebs x Essence Music Festival

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The Essence Music Festival wrapped up its 14th year on Sunday in the Louisiana Superdome. Many people made their way down to The Big Easy for the musical performances and free empowerment seminars.

The New Orleans based festival celebrates black music and culture and moved to Houston in 2006 after Hurricane Katrina smashed New Orleans. It returned in 2007, and organizers say “Essence is now re-establishing its place in the city.”

If you covered the festival on your own blog or attended any of the events, feel free to post your links or talk about your experience in the comment section.

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