Monday, April 30

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Contest ends Sunday May 6th! Good Luck!

Celebs Out And About

*Sigh* That damn Ray J and Whit just don't stop:

Can we PLEASE get a Being Brandy's Brother show? It would be pure comedy and y'all know it.

Speaking of Ray-J and his foolishness:

Why in the tranny hell did this dude host an adult video release party for that whackness that was his sex tape with Kim Hodashian? I am SO mad about that ish.

Oh yes. He was serious. And isn't it convenient
Kim dropped her lawsuit against Vivid Ent. for releasing the tape? I guess that $5 million settlement went right as planned. Fools....

So Babyface is making the rounds with his new chick Nicole Pantenburg. They hit up George Lopez's National Kidney Foundation Gala this weekend.

This weekend was big in sports with the NFL Draft going down in the NYC and NBA playoff games too. ATL Falcon Ovie M. was in the NYC doing the closing bell at Nasdaq. And since I like to throw in good stuff athletes are doing every now and then:

© Copyright 2007, The Nasdaq Stock Market, Inc. Reprinted with permission.

He was repping his Ovie Mughelli Project non profit org. It supports underprivileged youth through education, health and sports initiatives.

And A.I. was spotted int he locker room pre-game this weekend:

Lookin' like a Ghetto Fashions store mannequin gone extra wrong.

Diddy and co. partied it up all weekend in Miami during Springfest:

T.I., Tiny, and Slim Thug were in full effect too:

That chick aint going nowhere.

Jazze Pha

Boo and Too Short

Fun times.

The Randomness:
  1. Changes changes. So Elisabeth announced on The View today that she's preggers...again. And since Rosie has already announced she's chunking the deuce....word on the streetz is that Wendy Williams has been nominated to take Rosie's spot. For some reason...this would make the show worth watching again for me. But for now...Wendy's saying she's not interested. She doesn't want to be censored.
  2. Damn Tracy. Story
  3. I wasn't going to post this then I changed my mind. So I guess we should blame hip hop for this too?
  4. I have a new blind item over at my gossip space.

Run It!

J-Lo v. Beyonce in similar Versace dresses


By the way...somebody make this sh*t stop. Now.

Sunday, April 29

Radio One Springfest 2007

Radio One's Springfest 2007 concert went down in Miami this weekend. And trust's worth talking about:

Ummm Yung Joc? Whose diet plan are you on? T.I.'s? Rich Boy's? Crack's? I'm just sayin....


Diddy was there of course.

So was DJ Unk and his crusty lips.

Lil Mama made an appearance sans her lipgloss.

Da Shop Boyz did it up rockstar style.

Cot damn! I don't give a damn if I had $3 in my pocket....T-Pain COULD NOT buy me any kind of drink. Real talk. And word has it he got arrested this weekend while partying a bit too hard in the MIA.

Eve looked fabulous surprisingly:

I need these But wait...they allowed her to leave the state after she posted bail the other day? Hmm....

Lloyd was there making the girls go nuts:

Am I the only one who finds the last pic funny?

Wow. Can we please all donate to the "Shake that ass" music makers retirement fund?


Ricky Ross hit the stage...looking like he's about to collapse.

Trey Songz was there:

So was Rich Boy.

And Jim "I hate baths" Jones was there.

Damn. Hard times Shaggy?

The Randomness:

  1. Usher says any new music of his circulating the net isn't really new. They're just underground unreleased tracks from Confessions or just music for the streets. None of them will be on his new album.
  2. It's on and poppin tomorrow night! If you didn't make the RSVP list for my B-day party/YBF Meet and Greet gong down Tuesday night...get in the place early! Eyebar, Washington DC, 6p.

Stay fab!

YBF Review: Mya's "Liberation"

Because YBF has eyes and ears everywhere...Jennifer (the new YBF New York Correspondent) hit up Mya's exclusive listening session on her first assignment.
Check out her review for YBF:

The listening session lended itself to a friendly debate on whether Mya’s vibe
was closer to Beyonce’s, Ciara’s or Alicia’s. Huh? In my opinion,
Mya occupies a category all her own. Some of the attending press
also questioned her manufactured-style, claiming the label hasn’t fully
developed her as an artist. But there’s proof that decent singing + great
dancing = a good performer who can sell albums. Janet’s been doing it for years! Now on to the review…

Liberation is supposed to be Mya’s most personal album to date, since she didn’t
feel the public really knew her. Mya always felt compelled to put out music that
matched her looks. But what is music from a long-haired beauty with a fabulous
version of a dancer's body supposed to sound like? If that were the case,
everyone from Beyonce to Amel Larieux would sound like Apollonia.
Nonetheless, her album was filled with aggressive beats, served up by big-name producers like Scott Storch, Bryan-Michael Cox, and J.R. Rotem
(responsible for K-Fed’s “America’s Most Hated” – no comment), just to name a few.

The album kicks off with the progressive, bass-laced track “I Am”,
which features Charli Baltimore, who appeared out of think air - but
she brought it. Mya declares “she’ll have you feeling like you just got
high,” which is bold and a little dirty, just like that KING
interview (ya’ll know the one)! “Walka Not a Talka”, a contender for the second single, was one of my faves. You could really hear Mya’s voice soar as she called herself a “b*tch that got a plan”. This could easily be a summer anthem with heavy beats and Moroccan pipes. I can just see Mya dancing around in a
harem on Access Granted. By now you’ve already heard her current Scott Storch track, “Lock U Down,” which is the perfect sing-along-song that you can shake that money maker to. They were smart to add Lil’ Wayne, because he basically heats up any song. If Mya’s the Collabo Queen, he’s definitely the king.
The deeply personal, slightly-stalkerishRidin’” is about a real-life situation
your girl experienced when her man cheated, and she was ridin’ around at 3AM looking for his tired ass. Mya takes you on a ride from her man’s ex’s house, to his
boy’s house, and his momma’s house – oh yes she did! Just when I thought Mya was about to throw some ‘bows, standout track ”Give a Chick a Hand” is unexpected as she congratulates the hoochie who just took her man. Although I was hoping she was gonna give this chick a backhand, I was really feeling this track. The last standout, “Life is Too Short” talks about some true ish.
The lesson: don’t let your pride keep you from the one you love. We’ve all been there. This sweet, yet mature tune is the most reminiscent of her old stuff and would also make a great second single.

The only obvious downfall on Mya’s playlist is the “woe is me” song “All
in the Name of Love”. I’m sorry, but I’m just not buying the
youleftmeafter13yearswith4kids song. Not believable.

If you’re already a Mya fan like I am, you’ll definitely be pleased with the project. If you still need convincing, you might want to wait for the radio-edits.

Liberation is set to drop in time on June 26th, but it’s been pushed back more times than Sha-ne-ne’s cuticles. Nevertheless, the album delivered with heavily produced tracks and Mya’s unique brand of swagger. Overall, the catchy beats, clever lyrics and good girl gone grown and sexy make this an album worth copping.

Jen's grade: B+

Jennifer is also the host over at The-B-Life and will be providing YBF with the fabulousness poppin' off in the NYC.

Saturday, April 28

SPLITSVILLE: Monica+Rodney Hill

My sources are claiming Monica has very recently separated from her fiance and baby's father Rodney Hill thanks to her finding him in a sticky situation with a skripper. Apparently she kicked Rodney out of their new Atlanta house they bought together last year after she discovered he had been cheating with a female stripper. The source in Monica's circle claims she is very upset about this whole situation. I have a feeling there's a lot of truth to this. But only time will tell....