The Roxanne Wars is a well-known series of hip hop rivalries during the mid-1980s, yielding perhaps the most answer records in history. One of the better battles was the one between Roxanne Shante & Sparky D called “Sparky’s Turn” (Roxanne, You’re Through).
Well now it seems Sparky is ready for another battle. She has once again jumped into a battle that is pretty intense right now. Check out the Diss track against @NICKIMINAJ AND @REMYMA exclusively on TheOfficialAO.comRead more
Viola Davis won The Best Supporting Actress Role in “Fences” at the Sunday’s 89th Annual Oscars in Los Angeles, CA. Viola Davis is such an inspiration to us all and she shows us what it takes to be an African American woman in Hollywood who doesn’t take NO as an end all.. What a wonder woman! Viola was nominated amongst the elite in Hollywood and did not let that stop her.
The greatest quotes of Viola for the night was, “People ask me all the time, What Stories do you want to tell, Viola? and I Say, “Exhume those bodies, Exhume those stories of the people who never saw those dreams to fruition”.
That’s just it, what about the ones who didn’t get to make it and be heard? As an artist, how will your music or craft speak for those unspoken for? Viola Davis does an AMAZING job at getting those voices heard loud and clear. Viola, our hats goes off to you and congratulations once again! Keep making dreams come true as you are a true inspiration to all of the creative world and beyond!
“I became an artist — and thank God I did — because we are the only profession that celebrates what it means to live a life,” Davis said during her acceptance speech. “Here’s to August Wilson, who exalted the ordinary people.” – Viola DavisRead more
ABOUT “LOVE THY NEIGHBOR”
Tyler Perry’s “Love Thy Neighbor” returns to OWN for its fourth season. A lot has happened since season one. Linda’s married. Danny’s married. Linda’s still pregnant, or at least she starts off that way. Drew is still in love with Danny. Sam is still in love with Danny, in a guy sort of way. And Floyd is still a pain in everyone’s rear end as the attitudinal restaurant host by day who moonlights as a landlord by night. It is against this backdrop that the laughs begin to fly as Hattie Mae begins to delve into every situation to meddle in it, complicate it, mess it all up, or in some cases, fix it… or something like that. This season opens with Sam and Drew desperate to fix their broken friendship with Danny. As the friends find common ground, Danny and Troy settle into married life. Troy seems to finally cement her role in first position as the wife, although not everyone is happy about it. Danny finds time for the others, but Troy is finally his priority. In dramatic fashion, as only “Love Thy Neighbor” could do it, the gang help Linda bring a new baby into the world. They help her literally. Mama Hattie saves the day as the infant is born in the most unlikely of places. Linda and Phillip are delighted as they settle down as happy parents of a healthy baby girl. As for Sam and Drew… well their lives take a zany, unexpected, and somewhat creepy turn. All in all… problems get fixed, lessons are learned, and as always love wins the day. Love Thy Neighbor Season 4 promises to be the funniest ever… only on OWN.
“Love Thy Neighbor” is written and executive produced by Tyler Perry. The series is produced by Tyler Perry Studios. Join the conversation on Twitter using #LoveThyNeighbor.
Tyler Perry Studios (TPS) was formed by actor and filmmaker Tyler Perry in the fall of 2008. The studio develops and produces motion picture films, in addition to drama and comedy television programming for the multi-platform U.S. television market. The 200,000-square foot studio lot is situated on the former Delta Airlines campus of more than 30 acres in the Greenbriar area of southwest Atlanta. The studio consists of five sound stages, a post production facility, a pond, a back lot, a 400-seat theater, a private screening room, and designated areas for entertaining and hosting events. Since its opening, Perry and the studio’s 400 Atlanta-based employees have been hard at work in production of over fifteen films and five television series, with over 90 total episodes per year. In 2015 TPS announced plans to expand operations with the acquisition of Fort McPherson, adding another 330 acres to create another major movie production studio lot.
Recently we were contacted by Hip Hop Artist Mz. Nicky’s team, who stated that she had a horrible experience with member of the Hustle Gang label. She alleged that she paid to do a song with Shad Da God, Banditgang Marco, Young Dro, Young Thug & T.I., but never received the Masters or the Video she was promised. Read more into the interview as she explains in her own words, what really went down.
Hello Mz. Nicky. Thank you for taking the time to talk with us. Let’s jump right in.
You have a hard working track record, how long have you been in the industry?
I’ve been in this industry since 2009, I did music with Mia X of No Limit, Young Bleed of No Limit, and Shawna of DTP.
You have worked with some major figures in this business, what was the motivation to go that direction?
Motivation is always having a strong networking relationship with others that will help elevate me to the next level of making wise business decisions. I believe that will raise me to a higher platform of respect and a recognition as a female MC.
The industry has given a lot of artist ups and down. You recently went through a situation with some major artist, can you explain the situation?
Yes, the industry is shady and cut throat in my situation. I paid for major multiple features on my new single titled “Add little purple.” I did my part of business and never received my masters or the video that corresponds with my song. I’ve gotten the run around no calls back or emails. So this forced me to go public.
Seems like that situation dragged out a bit. Please tell us what was the final moment you felt it wasn’t going to work out?
When someone for the hustle gang was acting as if they were a part of T.I.’s management and the team apologized to me that they had been busy and wanted to assure me that I would be flown down and they would pay for hotel and arrange for us to shoot a group scene to add to my video. We signed paperwork to clear everything so I could move to start making money and promoting. However, I got hustled out of extra money and they never sent my session files.
At this point what are you hoping will happen to resolve it?
I am hoping to receive all my session files and the full video along with the group scene. I know that now I’ve decided to move forward and go public, they will view me differently. So being compensated and to receive a sincere apologize would right the wrongs and make us all money to continue to feed all our families.
What’s your next move as an artist?
My next move is to take my story public and inform others how independent artist are being treated and what we go through. To continue to make great music that everyone can relate, listen to, vibe to, and share similarities with.
What did you learn that you would advice others to be aware of?
I would to advise others to seek a lawyer before any money is handled to any artist. Always do your research on people , so many of them are running successful scams on others.
Would you ever work with another top artist again?
I would work with anyone who makes great music. If someone wants to work with me, I’m always open to work when it comes to music and money.
How can people find you on social media?
Mz. Nicky (@MzNicky513) | Twitter
Mz. Nicky (@mznicky513) • Instagram photos and videos
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In a recent article on TheJasmineBrand.com, it was just revealed that two of Tyler Perry’s TV shows on the OWN Network has been cancelled. We are unsure of why this is the case, but we are very sad to hear this news. We wonder what Mr. Tyler Perry is thinking right now, but no matter what we are always life long supporters of your work. These two shows have inspired, made us laugh and made us cry. We support anything that you have done so far and this makes for a great comeback as we also heard there is a 5th new series in the works!
What you will miss the most from these two shows? Comment below.
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Hello friends! My name is Symone Fairchild and I want to begin my very first post, blog, or whatever this might be (I’m soooo new to doing this type of thing) by introducing myself so you know who you’ll be conversing with in the future. Okay…here goes…I am me, first and foremost, and I will never under any circumstances compromise that, I am a woman, a mom to the MOST AWESOME 2 YEAR OLD BOY ON THE PLANET :), an actress, film and television producer and writer, a 2nd degree black belt in Wu-Shu (lifelong study), and I’ve worn about as many hats as you all can possibly imagine. In this crazy town called Hollyweird, you have to be multi-talented to survive, let alone prosper, so I’ve done all sorts of things, except the norm…wait tables or bartend. I have done everything from teaching martial arts, kickboxing, tai-chi and self-defense classes to touring the country taking down casinos as a card-counter.
Life has been quite exciting in L.A., but of course, it has been quite challenging too. I learned a lot and very quickly (with GOD’S blessings and leadership) and it took a lot of time, strategy, strength, and faith. It wears you down after a while and from time to time, you need a safe place to go for a strong dose of positivity and support. This is what my blog/post 🙂 is for. All of you can come here and vent, ask questions, offer advice, whatever, on anything…something you have read here, to something in your own lives, something you experienced out and about, to something you have read in the news. Whatever it is, this is the place for it. Feel free to let it all hang out! You will be met only with support, encouragement, and positivity. So, with that being said, all I ask is that you all understand that that is a two-way street. It’s okay if what you might need advice on is a negative issue, great…that’s mostly what we all need help with anyway, especially in our current cultural climate. But, I will only showcase responses from readers that are positive. I mean to lift people up here and make them feel comfortable.
I was reading the news last night and I saw a couple of stories that touched me, on in which I will share with you guys to show you that there will always be light in the darkness! Mia St. John, female boxing legend/5-time world champion/ex-wife of Kristin St. John, lost her son to spice a few years back. He was an extremely talented street artist who battled bouts of homelessness due to schizophrenia. In her grief, she decided she could not live without her son and was going to take her own life to be with him. On the very same day as her decision, she had a chance encounter with a homeless man who influenced to her to reconsider. As a result, she ended up opening a boxing gym in her son’s art space, in his honor, in Palm Springs. It is only for the homeless! Members of the gym say that it helps them escape their problems and offers them a place to heal! Who knew?! This is so awesome! I’ll bet she had no idea her life would take such a turn AND that the love and spirit of her son would live on and positively impact those in such need!
We all need a little help now and again. Please feel free to email me at email@example.com. As of now, I will be doing blog/posts every Monday and Friday. I will try to showcase as many submissions as I can (my blog/post is only but so long so bare with me please ;)! Have a wonderful rest of the day and know that you are never alone! Blessings!Read more
The new Memoir “Feeding A Monster” is a riveting story of a mother and daughter’s journey through a family tragedy, and their triumphant return to love. A genius blend of comedy, tragedy and the lessons they’ve learned along the way.Author Veronica Loving celebrated the release of her new Memoir with a book signing held at The Study on December 8, 2016 in Los Angeles with a host of celebrity support. Celebrities in attendance included Ciera Payton(CBS NCIS), Dasha Chadwick (Tyler Perry’s The Have and The Have Nots Season 2), Anthony Pazos (WE TV’s “L.A. Hair”), Alyssia Joy Powell (NBC’s The Mysteries Of Laura), Ali Levine (Celebrity Stylist), Rob McBass (Producer),Jazzmine Jackson (Artist), Carmi Greene (Actress), and many others.
Author Veronica Loving was inspired to write her first book, a Memoir entitled “Feeding A Monster,” when tragedy struck her family and destroyed her 20-year marriage damaging the lives of her and her children. Veronica is now a motivational speaker and advocate for Sexual Assault and Abuse victims. Her work in this field has led her to start a non-profit organization called “Loving You Through It,” where she helps victims of Sexual Assault, Molestation and Domestic Violence move through their circumstances and begin to step out of survival and begin to thrive to their highest potential. She also partnered with an organization called “Fatherless Daughter” to become a certified advocate for the organization. Feeding A Monster can now be purchased at www.FeedingAMonster.com andhttp://www.AmazonPrime.com.Read more
Lauren’s dynamic “screen presence” and professional experience landed her a guest role on this major series, enhancing her already impressive resume, which includes such television credits as hosting WGo Network’s Whatz Going On TV (where she interviewed R & B megastar Ginuwine), and taking the stage at the VH1 Hip Hop Awards, as a presenter. In addition, Lauren’s diverse portfolio showcases her work with CubeVision Films, where she appeared in Fist Fight, and a plethora of music videos, among them leading roles in Cashflow’s Hey, Lover, Streetkings’ Customer, and a feature in DJ Webstar’s Party Girl. As a model, Lauren, whose career began a dozen years ago, shone brightly as a Brand Rep for Hershey Foods and Hardbody TV, and doing top-level gigs with Ecstasy Models.