|Thurs, December 09, 2010 at 9:48 AM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
Celebrities and tastemakers are gearing up to support the 2nd annual Hoops4Food celebrity basketball game and food/toy drive on December 15, at 7:30 p.m. in the Adamsville Recreational Center.
Confirmed celebrity participants are rappers OJ Da Juiceman, V.I.C., Shawty Lo, Gloss Da Boss, Jody Breeze, Lil Hot, Shawty Boy, Dem White Boyz; actress Brandi Washington; Singers Dondria, Sammie, 3D (R&B trio), RL (Next), Verse Simmonds and Daron Jones (112); producer Zaytoven, Konvict Musik executive G Young, HAH Enterprises CEO, Johnnie Cabbell, ATL City Councilman Kwanza Hall, WNBA player Chamique Holdsclaw and the Hot 107.9 Hot Shots.
Adamsville Recreational Center located at 3201 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Atlanta, GA 30311. Advance tickets are $5 and can be purchased online at www.hoops4food.eventbrite.com or pick up tickets from Licquid Lounge at 294 Walker Street, Atlanta, GA 30313 (www.licquid.com) during business hours or call 347-471-1247.
Hoops4Food Host Organizations
PMJF Mission - The PMJF is dedicated to providing families and individuals who suffer from neurodegenerative diseases (multiple sclerosis, Parkinson and others) with resources and opportunities via food, financial assistance and other social services for a better quality of life. (www.pmjf.org)
BITS Mission - To restore core Family values through the development of Family activities that promote trust, bonding, and unity; to empower the youth through motivation, education, and mentorship; and to uplift the homeless and hungry by providing essential resources that no person should be forced to live without. (www.thebitsonline.org)
Hoops4Food Sponsors: Converse, Quick Tattoos, Get Buckets Brand, Divva Dishes, Bang Catering, RRG Grill Masters, Positive American Youth,Be Entertained Magazine, CrunkforChristRadio.com and Young Legendz.
For more information and media inquiries, contact Dretam PR at 347-471-1247 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Thurs, June 24, 2010 at 3:50 PM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
Lyfe Jennings Holds His Daughter While Speaking To The Crowd
Kids Getting Something To Eat
Lyfe Jennings hosted a party at his house on Wednesday (June 23) for over 100 African-American boys to celebrate their academic achievement. The teens (12-18 years old) traveled from Little Rock and Indianapolis as part of the annual trip sponsored by the national OK program (Our Kids).
Several people showed up to encourage the kids including Shawty Lo, Dondria, West Ave, and 'Cousin Jeff' Johnson (BET). Hot 107.9 FM also had several people on hand to help pump up the party.
The evening concluded with the kids getting an opportunity to dunk some of the counselors (teammates as they call them) in the pool of water. Even Lyfe and one of the promotions reps from Hot 107.9 took part in the action.
Check out the pictures and watch Lyfe get dunked in water in the video below:
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|Sun, February 21, 2010 at 12:04 AM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
Just over a year ago, Jermaine Dupri made headlines after an acrimonious split with Island Records and Island Def Jam head L.A. Reid.
The multi-platinum producer left his post as president of the Island Records Urban Music department last January, shortly after on-again, off-again girlfriend Janet Jackson left the label On the way out, JD voiced his displeasure with the company and said Reid was jealous of the younger music executive.
Now, the hit-maker and his label, So So Def, are back, this time on the independent route with his artist Dondria, a Dallas native who performed around her hometown with Dupri during last week's NBA All-Star festivities.
"We on the grind with new artists," JD told MTV News. "And we're making sure people understand that the only way the music business is gonna live is if you keep putting out new music. So, we keep bringing new artists. I'm out here with my sleeves rolled up doing that I gotta do. As always, you know?"
His comments echo the criticism he levied at Reid about his tenure at Island Records. (At the time of his departure, an Island source told the New York Post that Dupri sulked and collected a hefty paycheck without contributing much work after Jackson's Discipline album wasn't received as well as the label hoped.)
"It was a situation where it felt very stagnant to me," Dupri said of Island last year. "As a person who is used to putting out new records and continuing to do that, it just wasn't turning over as being that place to me where I should stick to it and see if it was going to turn around."
Dupri discovered Dondria via YouTube a few years ago, and the...More JERMAINE DUPRI/DONDRIA
|Sun, November 29, 2009 at 1:00 PM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
Christal Jordan interviews some of the Soul Train Awards attendees on the Red Carpet.