Friday, July 15, 2011

Beyonce’s Father Addresses Theft Accusations

Matthew Knowles has been pretty busy lately. Busy in terms of suing entertainment companies and trying to clear up his (already controversial) name. The elder Knowles filed papers against Live Nation Entertainment over allegations that he stole money from his famous daughter, Beyonce. During an Associated Press interview, Knowles said that “We have absolutely have not taken any money from Beyonce, and all dollars will be accounted for.”He also believes that the only way the matter should and can be handled should be in the court of law. He stated that he and Beyonce are on good terms but they have not spoken since they parted ways as manager and client. The “1+1” singer is now signed to a joint management deal with Live Nation Entertainment and Roc Nation which her husband, Jay-Z owns. Which makes one wonder how big of a part did Jay-Z play in Beyonce’s new management decision. Maybe there can only be one important man in the singer’s life.

Jordan scores 46 @ Knicks "96 Playoffs" (WEARING 11 low i.e.)

For those of you out there that need some motivation to purchase tomorrows release (Jordan 11 low i.e.) this should be enough for you! Jordan took his Bulls into Madison Square Garden in 1996 to defeat the Knicks in an Overtime battle! And what did he have on his feet? Yup you guessed it...the Jordan XI low i.e.

KICK GAME: *Release Reminder* Jordan 11 low ie

The Air Jordan 11 low i.e. will be releasing TOMORROW! This is just a reminder in case you didn't catch our previous post announcing the release of the XI low i.e. They will retail at $120 and are available only at select Jordan retailers, or online via Nike and Eastbay.

Curren$y - "Run Dat Sh!t" [Audio]

Fresh off the muthaeffin press! Your favorite dj…Barack O'Drama just dropped some work from the kid Curren$y! Watch out for dude's Gangsta Grillz: Verde Terrace.


New Music: Mac Miller - "Just A Kid"

Mac Miller…Blue Slide Park coming soonER. LOL!


Deron Williams Replaced by Jay-Z



So we all know we're in the midst of an NBA lockout. *moment of silence* Well, during this time teams aren't allowed to contact their players…at all. As a matter of fact, Mark Cuban was granted "special permission" to sit with the players of the Dallas Mavericks during the ESPYs. Yup, no contact. Oh, no licenses either. That means: likenesses to try and sell tickets to their fans for games that probably won't be played. LOL! It's really not funny.

For most NBA teams, this presents an issue. But for a team like the New Jersey Nets, it's actually turned out to be a good…no a GREAT thing. All across Brooklyn, the future home of the Nets, the organization has replaced billboards and signs that used to feature All-Star point guard, Deron Williams, with minority owner and Hip-Hop mogul Jay-Z. I'm trying my best to avoid all shots to at D-Will, but…I mean, it's Jay-Z. I'm sure that makes fans and locals WAY…like WAY...more excited about going to see the Nets at the Barclays Center in BK in 2012 than a profile of a player who probably won't even play for the team anymore. Just sayin...


New Music: Swizz Beatz - "Bonkers"

Swizz doesn't sleep. If you say he does, I need proof.


JLo and Hubby Split

Today, Jennifer Lopez and husband, Mark Anthony announced that they are getting a divorce. The once happy couple jointly released a statement explaining their feelings:

“We have decided to end our marriage. This was a very difficult decision. We have come to an amicable conclusion on all matters. It is a painful time for all involved and we appreciate the respect of our privacy at this time.”

It has been speculated that the demise of the marriage occurred after Lopez’s first husband, Ojani Noa threatened to release a sex tape of the he and the singer/actress on their honeymoon. Earlier this year, Lopez filed a temporary adjunction to stop the distribution of the tape and the ruling was in her favor. Both Anthony and his wife have been asked to comment on the sex tape but both parties have refused to talk.

Perhaps, their marriage could no longer handle the scrutiny of the public eye or maybe deeper issues were to blame. Hopefully, the couple can in fact have an amicable divorce and be able to put their problems aside to be great parents to their children, Max and Emme. It is still so sad to see another celeb couple call it quits.

Lil B - "Out The Hood" [Video]

Y'all like Lil B right? Check out his latest visual release "Out The Hood." He describes it as "Very Emotional and Honest." Hmmm...


Dj Khaled - "Money" (Feat. Young Jeezy & Ludacris)

And just like that Khaled is back with a street hit featuring Young Jeezy and Ludacris. They have one thing on their mind...and it's not the hood. Only one other option...

We The Best Forever drops Tuesday, July 19th.

Peep the tracklist...

1. I’m On One Feat. Drake, Rick Ross & Lil Wayne
2. Welcome To My Hood Feat. Rick Ross, Plies, Lil Wayne & T-Pain
3. Money Feat. Jeezy & Ludacris
4. I’m Thuggin Feat. Waka Flocka & Ace Hood
5. It Aint Over Til It’s Over Feat. Mary J. Blige, Fabolous & Jadakiss
6. Legendary Feat. Chris Brown, Keisha Cole & Ne-Yo
7. Sleep When I’m Gone Feat. Busta Rhymes, Cee-Lo & The Game
8. Can’t Stop Feat. Birdman & T-Pain
9. Future Feat. Ace Hood, Meek Mill, Wale, Vado & Big Sean
10. My Life Feat. Akon & B.O.B.
11. A Million Lights Feat. Tyga, Cory Gunz, Mack Maine, Jae Millz & Kevin Rudolf
12. Welcome To My Hood (Remix) Feat. Ludacris, T-Pain, Busta Rhymes, Twista, Mavado, Birdman, Ace Hood, Fat Joe, Jadakiss, Bun B, The Game & Waka Flocka


A "Red Bottom" Walk Of Life: Introducing Ameenah Ali (@_iMeena)

Born Jan 18 1992 in West Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and the youngest child of 6, Ameenah Ali is ready...with her debut "Red Bottoms" featuring Lou Williams.

"The first time my mother caught me singing I was ONE! She said I was in the car seat and we were on our way to whatever destination, and Whitney Houston's classic "I Will Always Love You" came on the radio, and out of the blue, I decided to come in on the highest note n the song!"

"I think the instance she knew, for sure, I was going to be a singer was when I was asleep in the bed with her, and apparently I literally jumped out of the bed and started singing "Tomorrow" from the movie Annie."

At the tender age of 5, making the clear decision to foster her talent, Ameenah's mother enrolled her in dance school at L&L Dance, Co. By the age of 12, Ameenah made the decision to leave dance school... "I don't know why. I just got caught up in other things. I was turning into a real problem child!" Meenah admits. "I always in fights, I was not doing well academically, and basically just going through my act." That didn't last long; It was by her Junior year of high school, Ameenah requested a transfer. Not to just any school, but a school where she could isolate herself and could focus and graduate much earlier then I was supposed to. "That's exactly what I did. I graduated and went on to Community College of Philadelphia."

Miss Ali cites her favorite singers as Michael and Janet Jackson, Aaliyah, Beyonce, Teena Marie, and Britney Spears. Claiming they all possess characteristics within their music and personalities she would like to mirror as a recording artist in 2011. "I want to be a great performer. I think MJ and Beyonce they are my biggest influences! They're both phenomenal performers. I want swag like Aaliyah and to be choreographed like Janet. And I want to be fun, cool, and sexy like Brittney Spears."

When asked how she got involved, and committed to her recording career...
"I always played around with singing but I never thought the day would come when I'd face my fears and take it seriously. I remember vividly, one day my cousin took me down to Studio 609 [studio of Grammy Award Winning Producers and Philadelphia natives Dre & Vidal] and I sang for Dre. He was so nice, and told me I was amazingly gorgeous. After I sang for him though, his advice to me was once I lost my 'shy shell,' I would uncover my superstar potential."

"I then met Clarence Williams, who is now my manager, and he introduced me to Carvin Hagins (Grammy Award winning song writer, responsible for 'Love' by Musiq Soulchild). I was so nervous, I felt I choked." Hagins referred Ameenah to a vocal instructor and since, she has noticed progression in her vocal ability and her stage confidence.

The rest is pretty much history. Team presents to you...

"Red Bottoms." Ameenah Ali's debut single, featuring Lou Williams of the Philadelphia 76ers. Produced by Manny With The Beats, and written by Kevin Dukes (@americanKGD).

Red Bottoms - Ameenah Ali


Rell Matic (@RELLYMATIC) Hits The Arts Garage 7.24.2011 [Video]

Be there.

The Arts Garage
1533 Ridge Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19130
Show Starts: 9PM
Damage: $10