Archive for March, 2009

Diddy Talks Chrianna On Ellen DeGeneres

So, a few things here. Ellen clearly lost the love for C.Breezy after the whole incident with RiRi and Diddy attempts to set the record straight on why he invited them both to his place in Miami. Things get a little interesting and then calm back down when Diddy requests they dance just before the break.


Lil Kim On Dancing With The Stars Debut

Lil kim makes her debut on Dancing With The Stars. She performed well with dancer Derek Hough. Sometimes I wish she’d stop this black Barbie madness tho. Thoughts?

TORONTO – The Good, The Bad And The Screwface


Tdot a.k.a The Screwface Capital

Canada has so much talent that it’s bursting out the seams. Artists all over in the hip hop and urban scene hear that Toronto is like the equivalent to NY for exposure. And, perhaps it is. But another thing that Toronto is known all too well for is that it’s The Screwface Capital. Some of us just have this oppressive mind state when it comes to our urban music culture. Why is that? Could it also be that some remain so Americanized that they’ve lost interest in their local Canadian talent? Could it also be a marketing issue?



I’ve seen it happen too many times. A new artist, gets their CD pressed and distributed to music stores, and it just stops there. Because all the money went into recording, mastering and distributing the CD. No commercial spots, radio and marketing. So the CD gets lost on store shelves and unnoticed by an already unresponsive city. “We’ve obviously got forces to deal with that keep pounding down on us, just random instances of the daily grind – agency jobs where you’re working at minimum wage, wack TTC drivers giving you hassles about dropping change,” says Theology 3, a Toronto rapper who coined the term screwface capital back in 2000.


Kardinal Offishall

Has this really become our identity? It was even reported that 50 Cent walked off the stage at Circa nightclub complaining that, Screwface City crowd wasn’t into it enough. How sad. 50 Cent is one of hip hops best selling artists to date. But, then again fiddy’s music today is all about marketing. A far cry from his first album. On second thought, maybe our screwface title isn’t always a bad thing.

As gloomy as our urban music landscape may seem, I’ve noticed some changes. The artists are reaching out to each other more as well as encouraging fans to get to know them and their music through the likes of Facebook and other social websites. The

fans and people in general in Toronto are

Block Basics Productions BBP

Block Basics Productions BBP

seemingly showing a lot more support to local up and coming talent. This oppressive mind state seems to be lifting…A little. With artists like K-OS, K’naan, Drake, Theology 3 and Kardinal Offishall and so many others paving the way for other hip hop artists from Canada, things are certainly changing for the better. Block Basics Productions BBP is a company that is also seeking to do just that, as well as strengthening the Canadian market through the multimedia/telecommunications industry. So if we find that we’re stuck with this screwface stigma then I leave you these words of President Obama, “Yes, we can change.”

Rihanna's Dad Speaks


Ronald Fenty: Rihanna's father

Check this out, Rihanna’s father sat down with Us Weekly and spoke about the Chrianna situation. Here’s what he had to say:

“Justice can never be served in this situation. He can’t feel the pain she felt.” He adds, I don’t know how to react. Chris is a very talented guy. I still think he’s a little immature for Rihanna. Justice can never be served in this situation. He can’t feel the pain she felt. I don’t believe in hitting a woman. I hope everything works out better for them. I don’t feel happy or sad. He’s in the court’s hands. chris-brown8Let justice prevail.”

And if Mr. Fenty meets Chris Brown, he would tell Chris, “Don’t ever try it again, don’t even think about it”.

Rihanna’s father is not a happy camper, but after hearing and seeing what’s happened to his daughter, can you blame him? Any thoughts?

T.O. Signs With Bills


Terrell Owens

Terrell Owens signed with the Buffalo Bills on Saturday for a reported $6.5 million deal with a $4 million signing bonus. This comes as a surprise to most people because T.O is one of the most well known sports figures coming from Philadelphia and Dallas now playing for Buffalo, a smaller market but with a dedicated fan base. I’m quite interested to see how Owens will perform on the Bills.

Ludacris Performs On Jimmy Fallon

Chris Brown In Court

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Chris Brown in court

Check this out:

Chris Brown, pictured in court on Thursday, March 5th in Downtown Los Angeles during his arraignment. Brown and his attorney Mark Geragos did not enter a plea to the two felony assault charges he was hit with early Thursday morning and requested a continuance to April 6th, which the judge granted.

While in open court, the judge told Brown (who has some new found age lines on his forehead) that he was not to, “annoy, harass, molest, threaten or use force or violence against anyone.”

The judge also asked Mark Geragos if there was a “no-contact order” between Brown and Robyn Rihanna Fenty in place, to which Geragos replied, “Miss Fenty does not request such an order.”

Rihanna was not present in court, but was represented by her attorney, Donald Etra.

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Photo credit: Necole Bitchie