Rick Ross speaks with Felisha Monet about backstage incident with Young Jeezy at the BET Awards and explains how Gunplay got separated from the MMG Squad at the awards. He also throws a jab at 50 cent in the boxing game. “It’s Nothing Personal”.
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Rick Ross speaks with Felisha Monet about backstage incident with Young Jeezy at the BET Awards and explains how Gunplay got separated from the MMG Squad at the awards. He also throws a jab at 50 cent in the boxing game. “It’s Nothing Personal”.
“If you look at like a Jay-Z for example, the thing that tore most people down is what he put on his back and sort of made it make sense, and set an example for what adversity is meant to do in our lifetime. So, it was cool to interview him because he is a living manifestation of my view, that is essentially everything is mind over matter, and with the right determination and the right skill-set, there’s no reason why you can’t figure it out. Then you find your purpose, and that’s a guy who’s found his purpose.”
“Everybody’s entitled to their opinion,” NY native Busta said Wednesday on Hot 97 personality Angie Martinez’s afternoon show to promote his new free LP Year of the Dragon. In fact, Busa Bus has similar feelings toward El Paso, Texas, after he and his entourage were arrested after performing there several years back. “It don’t mean I don’t like the people there, it don’t mean I don’t like my support, my love, but I don’t like El Paso,” the Dungeon Dragon stated, making his point very clear. “My experience in El Paso makes me not like it. I haven’t done another show there since.” As far as his buddy Weezy, Busta understands why he’s down on the Big Apple. On Monday, MTV News asked Wayne how it felt to perform in New York on August 14 with Nicki Minaj.
“You know, flat out: I don’t like New York,” Weezy said before saying he had an “awesome” time on stage with Nicki. State Senator Malcolm A. Smith of Queens was “angry,” “taken aback” and “shocked” by Lil Wayne’s contempt for his beloved city, according to The New York Times, so much so that he organized a conference in Father Duffy Square, between West 46th and West 47th Streets, on Wednesday to demand an apology. “If you don’t like New York,” Smith said, according to the NY Times, “you don’t have to come to New York. You don’t have to sell your products here. And perhaps we won’t come to your concerts.”
A$AP Rocky got up with ‘Noisey’ at Oya Festival in Norway, to chat about his new role as Back & Forth host, and also to answer some of the You Tube comments left about the Back & Forth he did with Danny Brown. Subjects covered include his continuing relationship with Kathy Griffin and scratching Jennifer Aniston. Check the method.
Chanta Patton is one hell of a Christmas present, born on December 25th, 1986 in North Carolina. Ms. Patton grew up in Baltimore as a teen and as a step into the field, she won Baltimore’s Next Top Model. An impressive modeling resume may set certain people apart from the crowd, but Chanta also attended Coppin State University earning a degree in Applied Mathematics. Although Chanta has been getting herself quite noticed in the urban scene, she intends to make the jump into features very soon, and has already been featured in videos with Nelly, Kardinal Official, Akon, Snoop Dogg, Too Short, Ludacris, Lil Wayne, T Pain, Young Jeezy and Usher. Take a look at more of her pictures below.
Check out the latest interview from 2 Chainz by Bootleg Kev. 2 Chainz discusses Kanye’s Tweet about him possibly joining G.O.O.D. Music, his recording process in the studio, his debut album, and working with Mike Posner in the studio. He also speaks on his writing process, the record he did “Like Me”, how important “Mercy” has been to him, the artwork and packaging to his debut album, performing on MTV Spring Break, and 50 Cent’s Riot Remix. Check the method below.
Shay U.K. has enormous…. potential, huge… work ethic, and a large… portfolio, so instead of writing my own piece on this one of a kind 30JJ- 26- 37, 5’8 beauty, I’ll let her tell her own story.
I was born in Kenya and I’m the youngest of 6 kids, I moved to the UK, London when I was two years old with my family. I come from a very cultured background and we were always taught to never forget where we came from so I do speak more than one language, hearing me speak you’ll find that I don’t have the ‘typical’ British accent. I’m a mix of Kenyan, Italian, Arabian and Portuguese. I grew up being a tom boy, the person that who was always one of the firsts to get chosen for a team. I’m very good at sports and I do believe that deep down I still am My first appearance on TV was for my art work! I was on Blue Peter, a kids programme here in the UK. I have always been good at art and using my vision as well as imagination very well.
I always did get good grades at school, but I wasn’t perfect. I messed around but I knew my education is part of my priorities and I can not forget that. I guess I was one of the trouble makers in class, most of my friends were guys, I’ve always been one of the popular people. When I hit highschool, things changed. I guess ‘puberty’ kicked in, I didn’t really like my body. My boobs grew and I was chubby (fat), I was a fat kid/teen, I was a size 36 DD when I was only 13 years old. People always used to take advantage out of me in school because I was too nice and humble but they knew that once I turn the other page it’s a complete different me. I have kept friends from when I was really young and I do believe I’m a very honest, humble, trustworthy, kind, hardworking and a go getter.
I started dancing when I was 16 years old, joined dance schools and even took Dance as a course in school. One day after my dance session at Pineapple Studios, I was approached by Luire Magazine. I was suprised because I never thought that I had ‘model’ potential, Luire Magazine is a Japanese fashion magazine and they snapped me for London Fashion Week. I was so excited, I remember the feeling. After the shoot, I guess love came into my life and I’ve been inlove since but there was a problem and that problem was MY WEIGHT. I noticed I was starting to lose weight and the weight I was losing was my body but NOT breasts. I knew that I weren’t a plus size model anymore. I left modelling for a bit. When I turned 18, I began a myspace page and added my pictures etc…
The internet is a CRAZY place! You’d be suprised what you can do by just using the internet. I got approached by a whole lot of people on the internet and had my first proper photoshoot as Shay The UK Bombshell. I got the name UK Bombshell because a lot of people started called me that on myspace and I thought “Hey let me not just stick to my name.” When Shay The UK Bombshell came out I think that’s when life really began for me… The love was always there.
I made a lot of connections through the internet especially being from an ethnic background and living in the UK it’s harder because there are MUCH MUCH more opportunities in the USA for women of an ethnic background. Since my first glamour photoshoot, I have carried on having numerous photoshoots, became Jumpoff’s MISS JUNE and appeared on the CD cover, published in magazines such as Juice Magazine, ZOO magazine etc… I did my first music video in 2009 which was for a UK artist.
The FIRST UK model to be featured as KING Web Girl of the week, featured on Soulja Boy’s website http://www.sodmgmodels.com and I’m the FIRST coloured skin from the UK.
I plan on making my way to the USA soon. I don’t intend to always do modelling, I believe that looks fade away but when you have a brain and know how to use it IT WILL GET YOU VERY FAR, your brain doesn’t age you just start knowing things better. I see “Shay” as a brand, hopefully be able to have my own merchandise, become an actress etc… Business orientated.
Looks like Dr. Dre and Kendrick Lamar have found the perfect ingredients for a new single. On Monday (April 2), K. Dot paid a visit to L.A.’s Power 106 morning show Big Boy’s Neighborhood to premiere “The Recipe,” his new joint featuring Dr.Dre. Before playing the record for the first time, Kendrick and Dre explained to Big Boy the meaning behind the breezy tune. ” ‘The Recipe,’ it’s one of those things that everyone in the world can relate to,” Kendrick said. Dre called in to the studio to reveal what the three key ingredients to his and Kendrick’s recipe are: “The original title was ‘Women, Weed and Weather.’ That’s what represents L.A.”
As a young emcee in the Hip Hop game, it’s important not to get wrapped up in the wrong things. Drugs, ridiculous behavior and rap beef tend to be detrimental to a new career. Doggy Simmons was recently heard making some rather unscrupulous remarks towards J. Cole, and I was a bit confused as to why he would lash out like that. Diggs however did a radio interview recently and explained why he said what he said, and at the end of it, I can’t help but admit, I’d have done the same thing. Check the method below.
Seeing any group in concert is never the same when one of the members is missing. In the Hip Hop community, our artists tend to get arrested instead of O.D.ing, which can be annoying, but at least they can be around to discuss it afterwards. Recently at a Slaughterhouse concert, Joe Buddens was absent from the stage due to an arrest prior to the show. Below is the interview where he discussed what exactly happened.
Consumer technology can evoke a mix of love and hatred in its users, making it ripe for comedy. Take smartphones, for example. We may come to feel dependent on our pocket-sized gadgets, but we may also feel embarrassed about our dependency and grow to resent the devices, as if they are sentient beings bent on making us weak or incapable of functioning independently. Hatred, is a strange emotion to feel towards a phone, a fact that is not lost on comedian Louis C.K., who calls out smartphone owners for being ungrateful for their “amazing” devices. “We have these phones that you can call in an airstrike. You can look at the top of your own head,” said the standup star during his 2011 Comedy Central special Hilarious. “We have this beautiful thing, and we hate it. I never saw a person going, ‘Look at what my phone can do!’ Nobody does that. They all go ‘This f—–g thing it sucks.’”
I’ve personally worked with multiple members of the Wu-Tang clan, and by far my most interesting experience was with Killah Priest. He’s quite a personality, and after working together for the first time at VooDoo in San Jose, I’ve been following his career pretty closely. Recently I stumbled across an interview conducted by Brian Kayser where Priest discusses touring with Ghostface, his solo album and being independent. Check the interview below.
You’ve been on the road a lot with R.A. the Rugged Man and Ghostface Killah. How’s the road treating you?
The road is a great experience. It’s therapy for me and it should be for any artist, I think, that’s on the road, man. It’s just therapy.
Have any plans for music developed with R.A. and Ghost?
Yeah, man. Me and Ghost have been brainstorming heavy. We’ve been talking about this and that and just tactics on how to do this album and how to attack the industry and how to get music out that people will appreciate and get it heard to where people who appreciate real hip-hop music, and what I mean by that is unsaturated, unadulterated, not compromised music and how to get it to the people where they can hear it. Ghostface being the artist that he is, he has a name that can help with the movement so I’m grateful fort that and this is a brother that is a spiritual cat also.
I would imagine there’s some good conversations there.
Definitely. Definitely, man. We go all the way from the Bible to the Koran. We just build on all tactics from the galaxy to whatever. He asks that question “why is the water wet?” and “why is the sky blue?” We’ve been building. That’s my brother.
When you talk about the album, the album you’re talking about is your solo album, The Psychic World or Walter Reed, right?
Definitely, man. It’s done. There’s nothing I will add to it. I never rushed this album, even when I had the release date of January 30th. I couldn’t rush the album now. I gave them a date and I don’t want to rush it, even if it means holding it back for a little while more. I can’t rush it out like that. I wasn’t ready and I felt like it wasn’t ready but it’s ready now. It’s ready to come in. It’s got its suit on and everything and I’m very happy with the project.
You were putting out albums at a steady rate since The Offering, and some of them got criticized for the beat selection. Did you ever feel like that criticism was fair?
Nah. All criticism is good. With The Offering, people were talking about how I had them. It’s just that predicament. When you have something like The Offering, which everybody is claiming is a classic, you’re trying to get what’s next because everybody wants to know what’s next. But I went a whole different angle. It was just crazy timing. When I did Behind the Stained Glass, which was next, I felt people might not think of it as dope as The Offering or a real follow-up to The Offering, but it was something. It was a real emotional time. I had just moved out to Cali and it was my first time working with DJ Woool like that. We just knocked tracks out and what was I going to do with tracks? We put them out. Some people liked it. Some people didn’t take it as well because they were expecting The Offering but I got that. The Offering came from a deep part but I got more deep parts. It was just The Offering. Then we went back in and I gave them a free album, The Untold Stories of Walter Reed, and that was all a download for free and it’s still available. And when we did that, DJ Woool had leftover tracks that we had done and he put out The Exorcist. Those were tracks that I didn’t want to use for Untold Stories because I didn’t think they were ready but he liked them. And then there were some tracks I recorded during The Offering, which Ryan (Man Bites Dog) put out. There was a lot of stuff and it was a lot of material. At least everybody knows I haven’t been sitting back, sleeping. But I’ve been having The Psychic World of Walter Reed as my next album and I’ve been working at it for a long time and some of it slipped out but, you know, that’s what it’s for.
It was originally supposed to be a double disc, too.
Exactly. You had “Brillionaire” that leaked out there and “Listen to Me.” I shot a video for all of those joints that leaked out because I never got to shoot any videos for The Offering. I might go back and shoot “Salvation” or “Essential” because people request those. “Uprising” did real good. Somebody put that together and that did real good.
Yeah, originally that was a double album. I don’t know if I’m still going that same route but I got three or four albums that’s ready.
You’re going the independent route here too, right?
Yeah. I gave everybody a chance with my material. That’s what happened with The Offering too. When you’re doing it independently and you have a distributor, sometimes they just get caught up and they don’t look at the passion behind it. I had Nas and Immortal Technique on there and people received it well but there wasn’t enough material there for it to get in everybody’s hands. I feel sorry for cats that missed that. If you missed it, go back and get it in your hands. It’s the same with Black August. Albums that I put my heart into, people don’t understand it but I’m always on the road and with this album, if I’m not there, it’s not coming out. If I don’t have hands on it, it’s not coming out. We had to do Black August: Revisited and with The Offering, there was a lot of complaints that it wasn’t in enough stores. The material was dope but with this one, I would rather do it myself like, “Here, you’re getting this from me.”
That approach takes more time than handing the album over to a company.
Yeah, but I got good help this time. It takes more time and it takes more concentration. It’s not just releasing it. I had another mixtape with Woool that was coming out called Castle Hop that we had to put our brakes on because I can’t just drop that right now. I can’t drop that before dropping The Psychic World.
Are you liking the independence so far?
Yeah. It’s way better. It’s hands-on and you get to really feel what’s going on. You control your own destiny. You have to come up with a certain amount and you know you get to see all the paperwork and you’re controlling it, man. From there, it’s up to the ears of the people and that’s what we work so hard for – to get to the ears of the people and to make sure that you get it to as many people as you can get it to. If you don’t like it, maybe it’s not for you, but there’s blood and sweat in this.
Where does The Psychic World stand in your discography?
Some people that heard it said I might have outdone myself. I heard a lot of different things. For me, I just think it sounds like nothing out there and it sounds like nothing I’ve heard before. There’s different elements and there’s a different mood. There’s things that’s changing and it’s me talking about different subjects. The subject matter and concepts, it sounds different. It sounds different. I would have to put The Psychic World of Walter Reed right up there with the greats.
When can we expect the album?
March. March and I plan on touring and performing those songs and doing some classics, taking it back. I just did the Rock the Bells and that gave me great inspiration for performing Heavy Mental in its entirety and just doing different tours and doing different stuff. That’s what I’m doing. It’s definitely The Psychic World of Walter Reed.
In the Rap game, there will always be beefs and feuds. But a very puzzling one came blairing onto the radio and the web about a month ago. Common and Drake seem to be in full swing on a beef that no one expected. After some shots directly to Drizzy, Common sat down with Hip Hop Nation to discuss how everything got started. Listen to the interview below.
Even one of my favorite rappers Grafh said it the best, “I like Common, I like Drake… (wait) I like veggie-patties, and I like steak. Both them n*ggas different, I don’t wanna see ‘em riffin, I’mma fan, I just wanna see ‘em spittin. I just wanna see black people eatin’, I just wanna see the dishes.” And I totally agree. I don’t understand why they can’t both just get along?
In the entire history of this blog, every interview I’ve featured, I’ve conducted myself, but this time around things are a bit different. The folks over at YUHMM Magazine, got a hold of the ever so lovely Sabina Kelly and spoke with her about everything from the start of her career, to her tattoos, to her future plans. Normally things like that don’t stop me from going after someone for me own interview, but the crew at YUHMM did it as well as I would have. So below is the interview conducted by them, featuring Ms. Sabina Kelley. Enjoy.
You are a formally trained ballet dancer and a former Vegas showgirl. I’d love to see you whoop ass on Dancing with the Stars. If cast on the show, do you think you could go all the way?
Hell ya! I would love to be on Dancing with the Stars. That show is so fun to watch because I love dancing. I think I would surprise a lot of people.
We think you would too. Tell us how you discovered the world of burlesque.
I discovered the world of burlesque with my love for pinups. I like everything from the 40’s and 50’s and burlesque was part of that. Dancing has always been really important in my life and I like all aspects of dancing. I even took a dance history class in college that taught me a lot about burlesque. I really got into it when I ran across old Sally Rand, Bettie Page and Tempest Storm burlesque footag. The tease of it is so playful and fun, and not trashy.
As a modern pinup, you’ve really carved out a unique niche for yourself by being one of the first to really put a rockabilly tattooed twist on a Bettie Paige style. Do you feel as though you’ve been instrumental in joining the two worlds?
I think maybe in a way, but I was not intentionally doing that. I was just being myself and was really involved with the scene. I do know that I have opened a lot of doors for girls who are heavily tattooed to model now in the industry, and showing the world that you can be heavily tattooed and still be classy, beautiful, sexy, and successful.
There’s been some debate with photographers that we’ve talked to that the communities like SucideGirls and GodsGirls are a fading trend. If that’s the case, some tattoo removal offices will be very busy in the next few years. What are your thoughts?
I’m not part of SuicideGirls or GodsGirls, but I do agree that SuicideGirls and GodsGirls are fads. I do think tattoos are popular now, but are also a fading fad. I had tattoos before they were cool and will have them after they are not cool anymore. I definietely think tattoo removal offices are gonna be busy. Why do you think I own my own (www.BombshellTattooRemoval.com)? I think a lot of girls and guys are getting tattooed right now because of how cool the reality shows are making it out to be, and I think a lot of them will regret their decisions and want them removed.
You and Anne Lindfjeld were recently featured in Playboy together. We’ve read on your blog that you shot with Playboy but the photos have yet to be released. I’ve been reading Playboy for many years and have never seen a fully sleeved centerfold. I will jump for joy if you are the first. Why do you think Playboy has been so safe and conservative with their model choices?
I would love to be the first centerfold or even better a Cover Girl for Playboy. They have been so safe and conservative with their model choices because Hef does not like tattoos. I hope to change his mind and be an exception.
Switchblade Stilettos is the name of your site. With a name like that you have to be able to back it up. Can you?
What do you think? Ask around or ask my girls!
Wow, like that, huh. You’re about to go to war and your commander says you can take three model friends with you. Who would you pick and why?
Dita Von Teese, so she can distract them with her beauty! Ava Garter, so she can talk shit to them! Heidi Van Horne, so she can kick some ass with me!
That definitely sounds like a deadly combination. You own Staytrue Tattoo in Nevada. Tell us how this came about and have you ever given anyone a tattoo?
My husband and I own two Staytrue Tattoos in Las Vegas – one on Reno and Arville and one in China Town. I have never given anyone a tattoo. I’ve been asked to do tattoos on people, but I talk them out of it because I draw like a 5 year-old. I guess if you want a stick figure with big boobs tattooed on you, I would be the perfect girl to do it.
You better watch what you say here. You may have a line of fans outside of Staytrue asking for that exact tattoo. We asked your gal pal Heidi Van Horne (who you have a line of Pinup Playing Cards with) this same question… how flattered are you when you see a fan sporting a Sabina Kelley tattoo on their body?
I’m totally flattered when I see a Sabina Kelley tattoo on someones body! It is such an honor. There are quite a few people with Sabina Kelley tattoos. I have been posting the pics on my website and MySpace since I’m so proud of them. I can’t wait to see one of my tattoos on a cover of a magazine!
What’s the most unusual place someone has tattooed your image on their body?
No one has really tattooed my image in an unusual place, but there has been people that have done a whole back piece, a whole sleeve, or a huge rib piece. I think it’s really cool!
You’ve been quite fortunate to have the successful career that you do. If you weren’t being the fabulous pinup sensation that you are, what would you be doing?
Oh man, that’s a hard question. I’m not too sure. I just do what I want to do and follow my dreams, and as I conquer a dream, I think up something new and strive for that.
So, what’s ahead for the beautiful Sabina Kelley? We hear talks of a tv show.
There is a lot ahead for me. I can’t give the details on everything right now, but lots of exciting new stuff. Yes, a TV show is true.
Last question, you have one sentence to convince me why I need to become an exclusive member of your site. Go!
Where else are you gonna find full sets of my images and see personal pics and hear of news before anyone else. My site kicks ass!!!
Hot 97 is known for having some pretty revealing interviews that people listen to for years afterwards, and the interview with Prodigy of Mobb Deep is no different. I’ve been a fan of the M.O.B.B. for a long time, but I had no idea about Prodigy’s run-ins with Jay-Z, Pac or Saigon. Check the video below to hear what he had to say.
In the world I occupy, there seems to be much speculation behind Drake’s intentions when recording his sophomore album Take Care. Some say he’s lost his edge, other think he’s being experimental with his art, and there are the few who just think Drizzy has lost the plot. I personally don’t have a dog in that fight. I just appreciate good music no matter what the message was intended to be, but for those of you who might have been wondering the same thing, check out Drake’s interview with Vevo.
Jessica Jacobs was an interesting choice for a model post. There’s another model already featured on the blog who shares a similar alias as Ms. Jessica ‘Rabbit’ Jacobs, which normally means I’ll avoid putting both “Jessica Rabbit’s” up to avoid confusion. However, the Jessica Rabbit from sunny Santa Monica, California was so hot, it was pretty much a unanimous decision to put her up anyway. This beach bunny is Creole, Russian, Swedish, Norwegian, and boasts the measurements of 34D-25-38. With a pair of truly incredible… eyes, she’s more than a pretty face in the crowd, intelligent, succinct, and articulate and is definitely a model who’s career is worth keeping track of. Check her on twitter @theREAL_JRabbit