TUPAC’S MOMAFENI SHAKURDEAD AT 69

Tupac’s mother, Afeni Shakur, died late Monday night … possibly from a heart attack.
The Marin County Sheriff’s Department says it responded to Afeni’s Sausalito, CA home Monday around 9:43 PM for a report of a cardia arrest. She was transported to a hospital … where she was pronounced dead at 10:28 PM.

Source: TMZ


Afeni Shakur and Kingsmen

DRAKE’S ‘VIEWS’ ON TRACK TO MOVE OVER 1 MILLION UNITS FIRST WEEK

photo Credit: Kingsmen Media

Billboard is projecting that Drake’s album sales number could balloon to over 800,000 copies, which would smash his previous best–Nothing Was The Same sold 658,000 in its first week–by over 100,000. In addition to the traditional album sales mark, Drake’s streaming mark, which will certainly be significant considering the album was released first through Apple’s streaming service, then to iTunes several hours later, could push his equivalent album units figure to over 1 million, as reported by ChartNews.

 Diddy Says He’s Retiring From Music

It’s the end of an era. Diddy shockingly made the announcement that he has decided to retire from making music. And after years of cranking out hit after hit, along with some signature dance moves, he says that he’s trading it all in to focus on a career in acting.
The Bad Boy Records mogul covered the June of issue of Cigar Aficionado Magazine to discuss his retirement and newest venture. “I’m going to put out my last album and devote 100 percent of my time to doing films … I want to stop at a great place.”

Source:Vibe 

Niecy Nash, Kevin McCall, Wendy Raquel Robinson, Elise Neal & More Attend Harmony Samuels Music Showcase featuring MAJOR

   
 Last night, mega-producer Harmony Samuels (Ariana Grande, Ne-Yo, Destiny’s Child, Brandy, Fantasia), BOE, SAMURAI and BMI hosted a pre-release music showcase celebrating the launch of their new artist MAJOR. at World Arts in Los Angeles. MAJOR. is the fresh new face and voice of soul-pop music, but he’s no stranger to the music industry having written for Ariana Grande, Nathan Sykes and EPIC Records’ “Think Like A Man Too” original motion picture soundtrack.   
 Hosted by Niecy Nash (“The Soul Man”), the musical event was attended by singer Andra Day, singer Kevin McCall, actress Wendy Raquel Robinson (BET “The Game”), stylist GooGoo Atkins (WE tv “Mary Mary”), actress Elise Neal (“The Hughleys”), actress Kellee Stewart (“The Soul Man”), singer Dondria (“So So Def Records”), actor Chadwick Boseman (“42”) singer Adrian Anderson (“Trin-i-tee 5:7”), Shamicka Lawrence (VH1 “Hollywood Exes”) media mogul Mahir Fadle (“TheJasmineBrand.com”), writer Billy Johnson, singer Antonio Ramsey, singer Uri and more!

The Dream Project 2016 & Celebrity Business Icons Inspired 300+ Entrepreneurs to “Unleash The Creator Within”

  

The EGAMI Group presented its fourth annual Dream Project Symposium in Atlanta, Ga. on April 21 – 22, 2016 at The Atlanta Marriott Marquis. The two-day conference connected small business owners, current/aspiring entrepreneurs, creative and business professionals, with tangible methods to help them tap into their creative side and make their dreams a reality. More than 300 participants, industry influencers and celebrities from various industries including retail, technology, fashion, creative services and marketing attended.

  

   
Hosted by The EGAMI Group’s Founder and CEO, Teneshia Jackson Warner, the symposium provided invaluable business insights from keynote speakers Jennifer Fleiss, Miss Robbie and Mr. Earvin “Magic” Johnson. Following the keynote presentations, attendees participated in interactive and intimate workshops with experts who shared advice and strategies to help them take charge of their dreams.

  

 Highlights from this year’s conference include the Welcoming Night of Dreams Networking Reception (Powered by Prudential Financial) featuring Guest DJ, Mc Lyte and a welcoming remarks from the City of Atlanta City Councilman Ceasar Mitchell. Prudential Financial keynotes Jennifer Fleiss and Miss Robbie gave guests the additional push and tools needed to help build and grow their businesses.

 

By mid afternoon the room was filled wall to wall to hear from the legend himself, Mr. Magic “Earvin” Johnson powered by Infinity sponsor Delta Air Lines. His in your face brother to sister approach, reminded Dream Project guests how important self-authenticity is to not only your brand but to your lifestyle. His thrilling and invigorating speech on how to Capitalize on Your Skills and Create Your Own Doors of Opportunity spark many guests to unleash the creators within them and to start living their dreams.

 

Prudential Financial, Delta Air Lines and The Coca-Cola Company were the event’s supporting sponsors and helped foster two days of empowerment and growth.  

 

Birthday Bash ATL Announces “The Heavyweights Of Hip Hop” Performers

Hot 107.9’s Birthday Bash ATL presented by Heineken and sponsored by AT&T Mobilizing your world announced T.I., Jeezy, Kevin Gates, Rich Homie Quan, Migos and more to perform at this year’s show, Saturday June 18th at Philips Arena.
Many undisputed heavyweights of hip hop will come together over two days as three concert events celebrate the rich history of the South’s hip hop culture that has impacted the world. After celebrating 20 years of hip hop in 2015, Hot 107.9 continues to be the leader in hip hop, providing listeners with not only the hottest music, but one of the biggest hip hop concerts in the country.

  
Friday June 17th kicks the weekend off celebrating the early years of Hip Hop concert at the historic Tabernacle Downtown Atlanta for the “Birthday Bash ATL Classic Hip Hop Concert” featuring 8 Ball & MJG, Shawty Lo, Trina and more.
Saturday June 18th in Centennial Olympic Park is the Pre-Birthday Bash ATL Block Party with live performances by new and established artists. Artists in the past include Atlanta’s own Goodie Mob, Pastor Troy and many new artists. This FREE block party, hosted by Hot 107.9 air personalities will have vendors, interactive displays, vehicles, and contests.
Saturday June 18th is Birthday Bash ATL in Philips Arena which promises to be an epic experience with a phenomenal line up of performances. Historically, Birthday Bash has been known to close out the show with surprise guests and artists which has always been a hit with attendees. This year’s line up guarantees to be nothing less than a sell-out success! Birthday Bash ATL is presented by Heineken and sponsored by AT&T Mobilizing your world.

Prince Cremated 

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Prince was cremated Saturday and a group of his “most beloved” family, friends and musicians celebrated him afterward in a small, private service, his publicist said.
Yvette Noel-Schure said in a statement that the 57-year-old music superstar’s family and friends gathered “in a private, beautiful ceremony” to say a loving goodbye.

Michael Johnson’s 7th Annual Football & Cheer Camp 

  

Selma, Al was the place to be for Michael Johnson’s 7th Annual Football & Cheer Camp. Michael Johnson #90 DE of the Cincinnati Bengals spent the day training the youth in football drills with his NFL friends and have a huddle talk of encouragement to the youth. This is our fourth year going down to Selma and he has taught me a lot about giving back to your hometown. Check out photos/video from Kingsmen Media.

  

   
    
   

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