The Legendary Roots Crew have been in the game for 20 years now. Before appearing on television nightly with Jimmy Fallon, The Roots toured endlessly around the world doing something close to 200 shows a year. In between hitting the road hard, the crew always found time to hit the studio to work on 10 albums.
14 years after releasing "Things Fall Apart" in 1999 The Roots Crew finally have a platinum album after their belt. Pretty amazing considering in 20 years, I can only remember one song "You Got Me" feat. Badu receiving any airplay on commercial radio.
I still have my copy of "Things Fall Apart" with the same cover art pictured above. Here's some more info about the project.
The February, 1999 MCA Records release boasted two singles, including the Grammy Award-winning "You Got Me" featuring Erykah Badu and Eve, along with "The Next Movement," which featured DJ Jazzy Jeff, along with The Jazzyfatnastees. The mainstream breakthrough LP from The Roots included extensive production from then-member Scott Storch and contributions from J Dilla (as Jay Dee). Guest emcees included Common, Mos Def, Beanie Sigel and Roots Crew mainstay affiliate Dice Raw.
Upon release, Things Fall Apart, which had five different album covers, debuted at #4. The other Roots album plaque belongs to 2002′s Phrenology, which is certified gold.
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE ROOTS... Proof that if you keep building things don't always fall apart.
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July 9, 2012
Celeb OB/GYN hosts Body Talk discussion with veejay Ebony Steele (Rickey Smiley Show)
WHO: Atlanta's Tastemakers & Celebrity OB/GYN Dr. Tosha & Friends: Eboni Steele of the Rickey Smiley Morning Show, Dr. CaRen Ogle - Sex Therapist and Psychologist, Janelle Salazar - Fitness health & Body Image Consultant, and Yvette Caslin, SVP, Strategy and Development, Rolling Out/Talking Pretty. This event is sponsored by Crown Royal Black and Black Diamond Edible Arrangements.
WHAT: Body Talk with Dr. Tosha Rogers & Friends Enjoy complimentary cocktails & dessert while discussing amongst new friends & experts topics like: Sex, Infertility, Alcohol, Pregnancy, Body Image, Self Esteem, Diet, Youth Relations, Awareness, Stamina, Orgasm, Weight Loss, Love and much more!
WHEN: Wednesday, July 11, 2012 8PM-10PM
WHERE: barONE Tapas and Lounge Atlanta 687 Memorial Drive SE Grant Park, GA 30316
BACKGROUND: Body Talk with Dr. Tosha seeks to invoke a dialogue among women in an effort to promote education regarding sexual health, early detection for various illnesses, and encourage women to visit their OB/GYN on a regular basis. Is Your Body Talking to You? was created to help negate the feelings of embarrassment and shame women often face when discussing their bodies with their personal physician. Regular visits to your OB/GYN, understanding your body and what your body is saying will ensure you will be your best and most healthy YOU!
Dr. Tosha Rogers Launches BODY TALK Health Campaign
ATLANTA-For years we've been told early detection is the biggest defender against most physical ailments. Unfortunately for many women visiting the OB/GYN evokes an uncomfortable conversation that many choose to avoid. Atlanta-based OB/GYN Tosha Rogers wants to change the way women interact with their gynecologist. "Every woman should feel completely comfortable talking with her OB/GYN about anything going on with her body. If you aren't comfortable, then you need a new doctor. A conversation can mean the difference between life and death, fertility and infertility," Dr. Tosha says. As a result Dr. Tosha is launching a campaign geared towards African American and Latino women; groups that statistically have the highest rates of feminine health complications. The BODY TALK campaign mission is to invoke dialogue amongst young African-American and Latino women in order to promote education regarding sexual health, early detection for various illnesses, and encourage women to visit their OB/GYN on a regular basis.
In partnership with V-103, the BODY TALK campaign will help negate the embarrassment and shame young minority women face when discussing their bodies. African-American and Latino women have the highest rates of HIV and STDs because of this stigma, fear, and discrimination.
"I want to help minority women understand their bodies in order to be their best and most healthy" says Dr. Tosha. "I hope they can come to me as more of a girlfriend than a doctor and feel comfortable talking about their bodies."
Dr. Tosha's goal is to have young women talking about their bodies. We can save lives and prevent unwanted complications later on by removing the negative connotations surrounding female health issues in the minority community. Dr. Tosha is set to host a Body Talk town hall meeting with hundreds of young women to openly discuss the importance of being in tune with your bond and minor warning signs of a bigger health issue. She will also be a part of a panel and guest at several other minority health events in Atlanta.
For more information on Dr. Tosha, the BODY TALK campaign, and to get involved visit http://askdrtosha.com or follow her on twitter @askdrtosha
I was first introduced to Facebook by Comedian James Hannah a few years ago, he pitched it as a more adult playground for communication and connection. And at that time it was; I reconnected with friends and even relatives enjoying the banter and fun of status updates and pictures. Then the playground started to get populated with party promoters and event planners ...and even then it was still cool to deal with events and calendars to a nominal degree.
It continued shifting gears as my numbers grew and I started to get marriage proposals from "Princes" in Africa and I mean from every region of the continent. Then one day my Facebook world changed forever...the fucking shoe people arrived and my inbox became flooded with event invites in Arkansas from local hairstylists having networking mixers in their salons. I was changed forever my friends, my world came crashing down and doom was in the air...SORRY, being dramatic can be my job at times.
Every time my computer would come on I would have been tagged with Air Force Ones with 3 inch heels...OK, let's talk about this for a second: I am a grown ass woman, and not a fashion model, which means I have NO business sporting Canary Yellow 3/4 Air Force Ones with a spiky heel, we just don't go together. I have also been tagged with Christian Louboutin for the most outrageously low prices you could ever imagine. I am from the hood so I assume EVERYTHING to be a scam until proven otherwise. I want to send Facebook a letter expressing everything that I feel and hope that you can empathize...It goes like this.
What's up with the Bullshit? We used to be cool at a point till you let motherfuckers from my past tag me with pictures that I am ashamed of and would not like to wake up to after a long night of performing at the comedy club where 30 random assholes decided to show up at once. I resent the fact that there are more pictures of ugly ass, red bottom, ho-stroll looking shoes on my page than family members. Checking my inbox is an epic fail because "DJ Hot Shit and Them" have decided to throw a "White" party in North Carolina on Friday and guess what?? I'm invited, only I don't fucking live in North Carolina and don't plan to go there unless I fail in life. By the way, I don't like being forced to instant message with folks that I don't really know and sometimes don't like. Why are you fucking up a good thing? Let me know when you get your shit together, I will be kicking it with Twitter.
PS I would only wear these
if terrorists were holding a gun to my head and threatening to do a reality show about my real life
Yung Shark New Debut Single " Dreaming" Has the Ladies Rocking !
Yung Shark who is a upcoming artist from Akron Ohio working the underground discovered by Anr Gail Smiley & Quwanda McCoy. Yung Shark was very excited about his new project
and says he take that swag from many of the greats , like Luther Vandross , Keith Sweat & LL Cool Jay who could sing for me anytime any where. although Shark is not a singer the son has a nice urban r&b rhythm. His goals to work smarter not harder the artist is also a senior student in college. Yung Shark has that swagger about his craft , when he hits the stage the ladies go crazy , The artist gives a electrifying performance leaving fans wanting more every time . Yung Shark has released the hottest ride grove for the summer set to be released July 4th , 201. The artist will also feature on some upcoming projects with the Black Platinum Records Team and is currently under artist development and will hit the streets hard under the wings of Unruly South Entertainment and Black Platinum Records. Look forward to hearing from Yunk Shark.
Asst. Publicist- dynamic and up and coming artist is releasing her debut album/CD looking to build a team of motivated, inspired individuals that will help promote the artist/CD to the next level. The publicist will be responsible for creating ways to brand, market and create visibility for a new up and coming Latina Musica Urbana artist. The qualified candidate MUST have a flexible schedule. Some experience required at either a public relations firm or music company/artist. Good communication/writing skills are necessary to create press releases and reach out to the general public as well as professionals in the business. Please call (703) 300-0845, email resume to email@example.com
FINALLY AN ACTING AND DIRECTING WORKSHOP for LATINOS!
International casting director JUAN PABLO FELIX (Maria Full of Grace, Wind Journeys, Los Colores de la Montaña, Los Caballeros las Prefieren Brutas of SONY TELEVISION) will be teaching a two-week Direction of Actors for Film Workshop in Miami after huge success with his workshop in NYC this Spring.
Juan Pablo works in tandem with huge Latino casting agencies in the US and Europe such as Orpheus Casting and Sony Television Latin America. He was voted "Highest-Rated Guest Teacher" in 2010 at the renowned Escuela Internacional de Cine y TV in San Antonio de los Baños, Cuba and his actors have received honors from Cannes Film Festival, San Sebastian FF, Guadalajara FF, and the Oscars. In casting circles, he is known as the casting director who discovered Catalina Sandino.
During this ten-session workshop, Latino actors and directors from all over the world will come together to execute original film scenes and exercises under the instruction of Juan Pablo Félix who is known for his tough-yet-constructive method of teaching actors and directors. This is a one-time event and the spots are filling up fast.
Please e-mail to consult rates, dates, and availability. Don't forget to attach your directing/acting resume for review as admission will be selective.
Date: Monday, July 25th, 2011 - Friday, August 5th, 2011 (Mon-Fri) Time: 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Place: Teatro Para Todos - 3119 Coral Way Miami, FL 33145 teatroparatodos.net Price: $350.00 (only the first week) $600.00 (both weeks)
*Spanish-speaking actors preferred but not necessary. Spanish-speaking actors of other ethnicities welcome.
*Actors & Directors must have some prior training/experience to enter.
LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) – "American Idol" judge Jennifer Lopez has joined forces with "Idol" creator and executive producer Simon Fuller and his company, XIX Entertainment, for a new musical competition.
They are shopping a reality series, tentatively titled "Que Viva", that would feature Lopez and her husband, singer Marc Anthony, searching for undiscovered talent in Latin America.
Lopez has been developing the project for some time, and according to published reports, Fuller addressed the idea of teaming with her on the competition around the time that Simon Cowell approached Lopez about joining "X Factor". She turned down the offer in favor of "American Idol".
It's unclear what the news, first reported by Entertainment Weekly, means for Lopez's future on "Idol". Her contract for the show, which she joined this season as a judge alongside Randy Jackson and Steven Tyler, is for only one season.
"I don't know if I will do another season," she said recently. "I'm taking it day by day at the moment, and we'll see what happens."
Fuller's spokesman has not responded to a request for comment.
Maná, Pitbull, Gloria Trevi, Camilla and many other Latin superstars and industry heavy hitters to speak at
The Billboard Latin Music Conference and Awards
Superstar Artist Q&A with Maná
In-Depth Conversations with Camila and Gloria Trevi
Roberto Darvin Garcia
Reinaldo J. Padua
Steven Wolfe Pereira
Maximiliano del Rio
Rodrigo Parahos Velloso
Luis Del Villar
Roberto Cantoral Zucchi
New For 2011:
Combining entertainment and education to inspire and inform, the Billboard Latin Music Conference and Awards will feature:
Marketing Day including first time Music Marketing Awards honoring the best campaigns, collaborations and creative visions from Latin music over the past year.
Newly Enhanced And Expanded Radio Programming including case studies, roundtables, panels, one-on-one networking and cocktail party with the masters of the airwaves.
Billboard Bash featuring performances by Billboard Latin Music Award Finalists.
The Billboard Latin Music Awards
Recognizing the most popular Latin music acts on the charts, the Billboard Latin Music Awards features top solo performers & Latin groups vying for top honors across all genres of Latin Music, produced and broadcast by Telemundo. NO WHERE ELSE can you gain access into Latin's biggest night. Only registered attendees are invited to attend this exclusive event. Plus:
Provocative Presentations and Panel Discussions from thought leaders in the industry On-Stage Conversations with some of the Superstars in Latin Music Never Before Heard Case Studies from the biggest brands and digital marketers Cutting-Edge Artist Showcases featuring some of the newest acts Access to Parties all week long and network with senior executives and artists who are moving the industry forwar
Jay-Z "aka Shawn Carter" is being sued by Air Platinum Holding, a private jet company which claims Jigga spent 55 hours on their planes back in 2009 ... but only paid for 37 hours of service.
The suit also claims Jay-Z flaked out on some other payments as well - here's how it all breaks down:
-- 18 hours of flight time at $4,500-per-hour (discounted from $6,000-per-hour) ... $81,000 -- Catering for 17 domestic flights ($500-per-flight) .... $8,500 -- Catering for 4 international flights ($750-per-flight) ... $3,000 -- International fees ... $8,500 -- Taxes ... $12,285 -- Luxury trip to England ... $24,200
It all adds up to $137,485.00 ... which is why most people just fly coach.