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BE On Location: Trina DTLR Meet & Greet in Atlanta
Miami rapper Trina was on deck in Atlanta on Cinco de Mayo signing copies of her newly released album “Amazin” which hit stores Tuesday, May 4th. DTLR at South Dekalb Mall was packed with anxious fans trying to get a minute of the “Diamond Princesses” time. Shout outs to Julian with Kontrol Magazine for having Trina as their current cover artist & for showing BE Magazine love…somebody had to spread the love in that stuffy venue! On a high note…check out Trina’s support system; I guess getting put out of the playoffs isn’t that bad when you have the “baddest b*tch” at home!!!
TRINA drops “Amazin'” today + DTLR In Store Meet & Greet Tomorrow (ATL)
Rapper Trina has BEen AMAZIN’ since she delivered her killer flow with Trick over a decade ago, and today she’s letting the world know just how AMAZIN’!!! Trina drops her 5th studio album today & is ready to give the industry everything she’s got!
Check out Trina as the featured artist on Full Blast Magazine by clicking [HERE]…BE Magazine has lots coming up with Trina including EXCLUSIVEs from her Atlanta Meet & Greet tomorrow. BE Looking out…
BE On Location: Converse ATL Band of Ballers
Clark Atlanta University’s gymnasium was set on fire as Converse brought together a number of diverse teams for their Band of Ballers Celebrity Basketball Game in Atlanta. As each team battled it out for the Band of Ballers title, the spot got more intense as rival teams So So Def & Team Jim Jones prepared to go head to head for what definitely seemed like the title…or bragging rights, beats, money, and anything else JD & Jones could come up with. Outside of the two main rivals, other teams included star studded players like Shawty Lo, OJ Da Juiceman, Jay Electronica, Cameron, and more. The event was hosted by Kenny Burns & Rashan Ali & wasn’t open to the public…which made the event the hottest ticket of the weekend. Shout outs to Chick-fil-A for sponsoring the food & to Converse for passing out all of the FREE gifts!!! Here are more picture from the Converse ATL Band of Ballers.
Special THANK YOU to Monica & the crew at Glue Inc. along with the entire staff at Converse. Thanks for taking such good care of the BE Team & our contest winners! BE looking out for the official “BEef” video from Jermaine Dupri & Jim Jones…they WENT HAM at the game!!!!!
CONGRATS to Freddyo for having a NEWSPAPER!!!!
Lots of folks don’t know, but I’ve seen Freddyo come from the ground up & he’s honestly one of the hardest working dudes in the entertainment business & definitely on the Atlanta scene. He’s known as “Mr. Paparazzi” & the grind obviously isn’t letting up anytime soon. Freddyo is stepping outside of his normal blogsphere & into the world of print! You can check out the mind of Freddyo through his newspaper! The 1st issue has Monica on one cover & Fruitman on the other side. The joint looks phenomenal & I’m glad to see my Clark Atlanta buddy do it BIG (I was actually Freddyo’s R.A. in college when we stayed in Paschals…I’ll telly’all the funny stories later!!! LOL) Congrats FREDDY!!!
You can still catch the daily news, dirt, & gossip on www.freddyo.com
On Location: Converse ATL Kickoff Party
Converse was in Atlanta over the weekend for what seemed like a TAKEOVER!!! They were here hosting their Band of Ballers Celebrity Basketball Game, which has sparked lots of celebrity controversy (on the court of course). Check out some pics from the ConverseATL Kick Off Party held at the Georgia Freight Room in downtown Atlanta. Everybody was in that joint (and they were still able to fit a full court in there, a van that was doing graphic t-s, a photo booth, shoe displays, and a bunch of BARS!!! The party was pure bananas!!!
BE On Location: V103 Souls Sessions w/ Monica
The W Hotel Midtown in Atlanta was purely electric as J Records recording artist Monica set the stage on fire for the V103 Soul Sessions. Adoring fans lined up around the block just to get into the intimate venue that you couldn’t buy a ticket for. Monica stood all the way up for ATL as she delivered hit after hit from all of her albums, including her most recent album “Still Standing”. One of the most memorable moments of the event was when Monica took the stage to pay tribute to Whitney Houston…the crowd went bananas as she hit note after note & gave Whitney praise for BEing so influential in Monica’s life & career.
Along with her undying fans, the W Midtown was packed from front to back with the who’s who of Atlanta’s elite taste makers & Artists. Attendees included Kandi Burruss (Real Housewives of Atlanta), Jazze Pha, Vawn (Welcome to Dreamland), Shawty Lo, Yung Joc, Portia Kirkland (Sky High Radio Show), Devyne Stephens, Frank Ski, Greg Street, Wanda Smith, Miss Sophia, Rashan Ali, Isoul Harris (944.com Editor-In-Chief), Derek J (RHOA), Melanie Mitchell, Clay West, Satchel Jester, Freddyo, Gyant, Ella Bee, and more.
BE In the Know: Bridge Da Gap Program (Let’s get our kids involved)
For more information on how you can BE a part of this AWESOME program visit www.bridgeDAgap.com (Special thanks to Yamil Little for always showing out for HIP HOP & for today’s youth! They need you man!)
The “HIP HOP MOMS” Film a PSA on HIV/AIDS Awareness
Aliyah Najm, H. Loraine Smith and Jacida Carter (mothers of T-Pain, Neyo and Lil Wayne), aka The Hip Hop Moms, joined forces with Scherri Henderson of the I AM Movement for a PSA to create HIV and AIDS awareness. Shout outs to www.StraightfromtheA.com for always having the BEst exculsives & for showing BE Mag that LOVE!!!!
Rasheeda – “BEdrock Remix” VIDEO ft. Diamond, Kandi, Lola, & Toya
Anybody that knows the BE Team knows how sick we are of Young Money’s song “BEDROCK”…but those that know also realize that’s only due to the over exposure the song continues to receive. Just as Travis Porter did with “A.D.I.D.A.S.”, our favorite BOSS B*TCH Rasheeda is grinding it out over the “BEdrock” BEat…check out the video which features her infamous crew of BAD B*TCHES Diamond, Kandi, Lola, & Toya. Shout outs to www.blackvibes.com for the scoop.
BE Magazine has your CONVERSE Band of Ballers Tickets (You can’t BUY these TIX) + Team ATL Responds to Jim Jones’ Squad
BE Entertained Magazine is teaming up with Converse to GIVEAWAY a few pairs of the hottest tickets in ATL right now…the Converse Band of Ballers which goes down on Saturday, May 1st at Clark Atlanta University Gym, 659 Larkin Street Southwest Atlanta, GA 30314 Doors open at 11AM. BE a part of the hip hop magic as teams from all over the US come together & battle it out….teams have rosters including Jermaine Dupri, OJ da Juiceman, Jay Electronica, and of course Jim Jones. Will you BE in the spot to see who’s BALLIN’????
HERE’S HOW YOU CAN WIN THE CONVERSE BAND OF BALLERS TICKETS:
Send a TWEET to www.twitter.com/bemagazine that says #BEMagBandofBallers – The names will automatically BE drawn on Thursday evening.
Check out what Asylum from ATL has to say…
CONVERSE Band of Ballers VIDEO – Jim Jones TRASH Talks
A secret source sent us over an EXTRA FUNNY video of J
im Jones getting his trash talk on!!! He’s gearing up for Converse’s Band of Ballers ATL Edition, so go ahead and check out what Mr. “Ballin'” has to say…and who he’s saying it to!!!!
KEEP IT LOCKED to BE MAGAZINE…WE’RE GIVING AWAY 10 TICKETS TO THE CONVERSE BAND OF BALLERS-DON’T MISS YOUR CHANCE TO BE A PART OF THE CONVERSE EXPERIENCE WITH BE MAGAZINE (IF YOU’RE IN ATL ON SATURDAY, MAKE SURE YOU CHECK OUT CONVERSE OPEN GYM)
CONGRATULATIONS to Singer/Songwriter Nicoya for Winning BMI’s 13th Annual Unsigned Artist Showcase
ATLANTA was on fire last night as BMI hosted their 13th Annual Unsigned Artist Showcase at the Havannah Club. The venue was jam packed from front to rear & was well attended by BIG name celebrities like DJ Drama, Bangladesh (Super Producer), Big Boi, Organized Noize, Goodie Mobb, Bobby V, Mr. Collipark, Vistoso Bosses, Zaytoven, Lil Chuckee, Yung Joc, DJ Toomp, DJ Jelly, Bryan Michael Cox, Lil Scrappy, & plenty more.
The event BEgan with a savvy red carpet experience followed by BMI’s actual Unsigned Showcase, where BE Magazine’s Issue XVIII BE Up Next Artist Nicoya woo’d the judges with her magical voice, and even more powerful stage presence. I want to personally shout out Nicoya for her banging performance, even though her mic went out…she was all over that stage still giving the crowd everything they could want from an artist. Way to show folks why you’re honestly the NEXT artist to shine. Check out Nicoya’s feature article in this issue’s BE Up Next http://www.bemagazine.me/be/be-up-next/nicoya1
The night ended with two extra energy filled preformance (or as we’d say in ATL…two TURNT UP performances) by Atlanta’s own Travis Porter (BE Magazine’s Issue XVII Cover Artists) & Young Money/Cash Money artist Drake. The crowd went BANANAS as Travvvyyyyy & Drizzy killed both performances with a LIVE band. Stay tuned to BE Magazine’s BElog for VIDEO from both performances (including Drake bringing out Lloyd & Baby).
Check out some pics from the event in the slideshow BElow!!!!
Special thanks to Juanita (JS Media Relations), Jamil (BMI), Byron (BMI), Andre (BMI), Charlie (Travis Porter), & Josh (Travis Porter). The event was truly OFF THE HOOK!
BE On Location: Kevin Hart’s EXCLUSIVE BEhind-the-Scenes Photo Shoot & Interview w/ BE Entertained Magazine
BE Entertained Magazine got the opportunity to sit with extra funny comedian/actor Kevin Hart for our one-on-one BEhine-the-Scenes Photo Shoot & Interview. We have lots more coming from Kevin, but wanted everyone to see a few of the pics…I’m sure you can imagine how much laughing was done in the spot.
BE Spotlight: BMI Unsigned Artist Showcase on 4/20 in Atlanta – Performers & Judges
R&B crooner Lloyd
Hip-Hop heir apparent Drake and Atlanta-bred trio Travis Porter
Songstress Nicoya (http://nicoyamusic.com/)
Rap group Tra Squad (http://www.myspace.com/tsdasquad)
Chanteuse Miss Mykie (http://www.myspace.com/missmykie)
Songster Terrell Howard(http://www.myspace.com/terrellhoward)
producer Bangladesh (Ludacris, Lil Wayne); Def Jam Recording V.P. and Co-CEO of Konvict Muzik Abou Thiam; Interscope, Geffen, A&M Senior VP of A&R Shawn “Tubby” Holiday; Sony/ATV Music Publishing’s Tab Nkhereanye; attorney and manager Nova Perry; producer Damon Thomas (Justin Timberlake, Chris Brown); music consultant Lisa Vu; and producer Zaytoven (Gucci Mane, Usher).
BMI will also present the Legends of ATL Award to a community leader, recognizing his or her contributions to the Atlanta music scene. Past recipients of the prestigious honor include Big Oomp, Organized Noize, Dallas Austin and Lil Jon.
The festivities are open to the public; attendees must be 21-years-old with valid identification. For $29.95, limited advance tickets are available; visit http://tinyurl.com/yzdhmkw. For table reservations, please call (404) 261-5151 and ask for Byron Wright or Liz VanGraafeiland.
BEMAGAZINE WILL BE TAKING OUR MEMBERS WITH US TO THIS EVENT, SO MAKE SURE YOU’RE A MEMBER TODAY http://www.bemagazine.me/subscribe
BE On Location: NFL Legend Walt Harris Hosts Financial Mixer in Atlanta
San Francisico 49ers legend Walt Harris hosted an intimate financial mixer to inform listeners about investment opportunities when dealing with real estate. This was an amazingly different event that catered to an audience who all shared the same mindset…making money. The event was held at the Ritz Carlton in Buckhead (Atlanta) & not only came with a plethora of information & finantial education…the menu was one to die for!
!! If you haven’t been to Atlanta Grill in the Ritz Carlton, make sure you visit asap! The event was very well attended by some of Atlanta’s top elite, including Mayor Kasim Reed. Check out the video with Walt, his wife Trina, and other members of Grace Capital Management.
BE Spotlight: R&B Singer/Songwriter Nicoya
Meet Nicoya Polar, an R&B sensation that’s gearing up for a HUGE musical takeover!! We got the chance to meet this Houston, Texas native at her private Meet (Tweet) & Greet earlier this week. The entire intimate crowd was “WOW’d” when her reps asked her to sing & she started going HARD in Italian; she also killed a Donny Hathaway medley BEfore showcasing her opera skills. Nicoya currently has a single “Loving What You Do” that’s in heavy rotation on Atlanta’s popular station V103. We’ll have lots more coming up from this talented artist, so BE looking out…YOU DON”T WANT TO MISS OUR VIDEO OF HER KILLING IT (in Italian)!!!
Shout outs to Moses, Yancey (G.O.M.A.B.), Jai White, Michelle of Straight From the A, Azim Rashid, Atlantic Records, Warner Music Group, Straits Atlanta, Jenn “Ms. River City”, Vision 7 Ent, and of course Nicoya for showing BE Mag so much love.
BE On Location: Boris Kodjoe & Nicole Ari Parker Host Couples Contest at Club Miami
Actors Boris Kodjoe & Nicole Ari Parker may BE one of the sexiest & COOLEST couples out there! They showed love to the Atlanta gay scene by coming thru to host Traxx’s (& Traxx Girls) Sexy Couples Contest. Check some of the pics of the couple as the script is flipped & they are interviewed about their love life…VIDEO COMING SOON!!! Shouts to Traxx, PH.D Entertainment, & our Superstar “G” for always looking out for the BE Team’s EXCLUSIVES!!!
BE Video: “OMG” – Usher ft. Will.i.am
BE Video: “My Chick Bad” Remix – Ludacris ft. Diamond, Trina, & Eve
Tweet Showing LOVE for BE Mag’s Editor-At-Large Brian “DJ Plan.B” Houston & Fab 5 Ent CEO Romeo’s Aries BDay Bash @ VICE
It went down so HUGE last night for the kick off of Fab 5’s new Thursday night event at VICE Ultra Lounge. It was an Aries BDay Bash for CEO’s Brian & Romeo, so you know they had to pull out a little celebrity thunder to rumble up the spot. So much LOVE to our favorite “Southern Hummingbird” Tweet for coming through and blessing the party. I hear former BE Up Next artist Young Money’s Shanell aka SnL was also in the bulding, but it was extra thick in there, so we couldn’t make our way to her…we did get our VIP on with Tweet though. Shout outs to everybody that came through to show Brian that brithday love; extra BIG ups to Romeo & Fab 5 for always throwing BE Magazine the HOTTEST parties! Dirty Swagg Ent was DEEP in the building so I had to show some love with a pic! LeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeGO!!!!!
BE looking out for Tweet’s new album coming soon (Shouts to one of my favorite Facebook fam T.J. Miles…she inquired about Tweet’s music, so we’re going to have lots coming up with Tweet for you soon)< /p>
Usher ft. Nicki Minaj “Lil Freak” OFFICIAL VIDEO
Drake to Headline BMI’s 13th Annual Unsigned Urban Showcase ft. Travis Porter & Hosted by Lloyd
U.S. performing right organization BMI will present its 13th Annual Unsigned Urban Showcase Tuesday, April 20, featuring a combination of the recording industry’s eminent stars and most-promising unsigned talent. Staged at the Havana Club (3112 Piedmont Road Northeast, Atlanta, GA), the event begins at 10 p.m.; doors open at 9 p.m. The festivities are open to the public; attendees must be 21 years old with valid identification. For $29.95, limited advance tickets are available; visit http://tinyurl.com/yzdhmkw. For table reservations, please call (404) 261-5151 and ask for Byron Wright or Liz VanGraafeiland.
Headliners for the highly anticipated night of music are hip-hop heir apparent Drake, who will be performing with a live band, and Atlanta-based hip-hop group Travis Porter. Attendees will be treated to a night of the high-energy performances synonymous now with BMI’s annual Unsigned Urban Showcase, which has previously featured Lil Wayne, NAS, and Trey Songz. Hosting the event will be R&B recording artist Lloyd, with music by DJ Ruckus.
BE MAGAZINE WILL BE TAKING OUR READERS WITH US TO SEE DRAKE & TRAVIS PORTER PERFORM…BE WATCHING 4 “BEtails”…
DJ Greg Street Presents Jay-Z ‘Blue Print 3 Jazz’ Mixtape/Album
Maurice “Mo” Evans Scores BIG with the Kids at Converse Open Gym
On March 20, the first day of Spring in Atlanta was brought in with a mean crossover, sweet jump shop and hard hustle as over 400 local youth participated in Converse Open Gym at Morehouse College. In addition to competing in pick-up basketball games and receiving complimentary Converse gear and haircuts from Master Barber Coty Morgan, the youth were also treated to a visit from Atlanta Hawks Forward Maurice Evans and Ryan Cameron of V-103 FM.
Maurice Evans took part in every aspect of the event, from serving as a court-monitor and registering kids, to sharing some of his on-court knowledge & off-court experiences.
“I teamed up with Converse here at Open Gym in Atlanta to give kids an opportunity to play basketball in a safe environment,” said Mo Evans. “I’m honored to be a Converse athlete and excited about the great things planned for Atlanta that will create positive environments for kids to stay active and have fun.”
Converse Open Gym is free for all participants and takes place two-times per month at Morehouse College or Georgia Tech University. The next Converse Open Gym will occur on Saturday, April 10 at Georgia Tech. For more information and the complete schedule, please visit www.converse.com/opengym.
Lady Gaga ft BEyonce – Telephone
BEhind-the-Scenes w/ MCKIDDTV: Travis Porter “unBElievable” Red Carpet & Concert Footage
Travis Porter Performing “Go Shorty Go” at “unBElievable” Movie & Concert in Atlanta
Travis Porter might BE the hardest working rap trio we’ve seen in a long time! From their social networking takeover to their everyday work ethic, these dudes are showing a grassroots path that’s unknown to most GOOD artists! Check out the fellas at their “unBElievable” Movie Premier & Concert. Traaaavvvvyyyyyy killed the stage with a fly LIVE band…check out their smash hit “Go Shorty Go” from the concert portion. BE looking for lots more from Travis Porter & their red carpet movie premier.
Travis Porter “unBElievable” Movie & Concert Ticket Giveaway @ DTLR in ATL
Roscoe Dash ft Soulja Boy – “All the Way Turnt Up” Official Video
Travis Porter “Bananas” Video
Make sure you have your ticket to the Travis Porter “UnBElievable” Movie Premier & concert on March 6th in Atlanta! Travis Porter has a fan base like none other so you know the spot is going to BE absolutely BANANAS!!!
Sammie Celebrates his Birthday @ VICE in Atlanta
All of Atlanta just about showed up for Sammie’s 23rd brithday celebration at Vice Nightclub in Atlanta. The event was hosted by Young Money’s Lloyd & was packed to capacity. You know BE Entertained Magazine had to step out and show our cover artist some BEday love!! Happy Birthday Sammie…way to do it BIG like ROYALTY!! Shout out to the ladies of Krave for BEing extra FLYYYYY!
Zeta Tau Alpha: Epsilon – U of Arkansas SHOCK the Sprite Step-Off Crowd & Take the $100K
This perfomance (and judging) almost sparked a HBCU Greek uproar!!! Of course Twitter & Facebook went bananas over the white girls walking away with the prize, so you BE the judge…should the ladies of ZTA have won the $100,000?? The judges obviously thought so…but listen to the crowd (WE obviously all thought so at the time too…low key, I still do! Even though the Rhthym Nation AKAs did put in work & was together like they were still on line).
Here’s the video of the AKA’s from Indiana University: Tau Chapter; they really did put it down…so again, you BE the judge.
BE On Location: Drake Performs LIVE at Sprite Step-Off Competition – MCKIDDTV EXCLUSIVE (2/21)
Bright + Cook Moet & Chandon “Seal it with Rosè” Signature Brunch (2/21)
Atlanta’s upscale elite crowd came out to support Bright + Cook Moet & Chandon “Seal it with Rosè” Signature Brunch held Sunday, February 20th at Here to Serve’s: Aja Restaurant in Buckhead. The event was heavily attended & an excellent way to merge relationship between both brands & establish a significant expanded Nectar Impèrial Rosè presence for Moët & Chandon to a newer, young, hip, and progressive audience. Atlanta was selected as the choice city for the launch of the “Seal it with Rosè ” brunch concept.
Attendees of this event enjoyed complimentary Moët & Chandon Nectar Impèrial Rosè champagne, Chef’s favorites courtesy of Aja Restaurant and the sultry, soulful sounds of Raheem Devaughn and The All-Star Band along with the renowned sounds of DJ Mars. This event was filled with Atlanta’s key influencers and tastemakers and Bright + Cook’s celebrity guest that included: Fabolous, Sheree Whitfield(RHOA), Demetria Mckinney (House of Payne), Denise Boutte (Meet the Browns), Keyaron Fox (#57 Pittsburgh Steelers), Deon Grant (#24 Seattle Seahawks), Takeo Spikes (#51 San Fransisco 49ers), Marcus McNeill (#73 San Diego Chargers), 112, Jagged Edge, Angelo Taylor (4-Time Olympic Gold Medalist), Lashawn Merritt (2-Time Olympic Gold Medalist), Tameka Foster (Raymond)
– The Garner Circle
Take a look at the pictures from the Red Carpet; unfortunately, the 60 degree weather in ATL didn’t shine a bright light on the venue (and media was asked to remain outside until after the red carpet), and the cold got to us BEfore the end of the red carpet, so we were unable to get actual event coverage, but head on over to HOTLANTA BUZZ for the extra scoop…you know Sharde keeps the party going! Hats off to the Garner Circle for also enduring the cold (w/ most BEing in BEautiful cocktail dresses)!!!
Sprite Step Off STEPSHOW ft Drake in ATL (2/20)
Greek fraternities & sororities from EVERYWHERE showed up in record numbers to witness this year’s Sprite Step Off competition held at Atlanta’s Civic Center on Saturday, February 20th. There wasn’t an empty seat in the spot, with the exception of all the strolling taking place in the aisles. While the event was over 6 hours, evey minute seemed worth it as team after team stepped up to the plate to showcase their creativity and stepping skills. Shout out to the ladies of Zeta Tau Alpha of University of Arkansas; these white girls came with one goal in mind…taking home that $100,000; it was no BIG surprise after seeing the ladies step! Check out the pics BElow of the celebs in attendance including Chilli (TLC), Monica, Devyne Stephens, Ludacris, Nene Leakes, Ryan Cameron, Lloyd, Lil Chuckee, Mayor Kasim Reed & others. You definitely want to keep checking back for our video from Drake’s performance. Special thanks to Rochelle Brown & MTV2 for the invitation.
B.O.B. aka Bobby Ray LIVE Concert in ATL (2/18 @ 8PM EST)
Lady Gaga “Telephone” Video dropping soon – 1st pics from video shoot
Thanks to Michelle at ThinkTank and photographer Lauren Dukoff, here are the 1st pics from Lady Gaga’s highly anticipated “Telephone” video. You’ll have to wait a little longer for the premiere, but this should hold you over! Photo credit: Lauren Dukoff. Remember to follow Lady Gaga on Twitter at www.twitter.com/ladygaga or visit her website http://www.ladygaga.com/ to get notified as soon as the video drops!
Roscoe Dash ft Soulja Boy – “All Da Way Turnt Up” Video Shoot
Roscoe Dash may have what’s come to BE known as the BIGGEST club banger to end & BEgin the decades. “All Da Way Turnt Up” has BEcome an A-Town anthem and is quickly spreading all over the nation. BE Magazine was on deck for the “official” video shoot over the weekend to see how TURNT up Roscoe Dash really is…check out the video BElow and you BE the judge. I do have to BIG up the live band that shut the shoot down & the food that kept the heat flowing through the room.
Ludacris drops video for “How Low (Can U Go)” (1/22)
BE On Location: Breaking the Silence-A Night of the Arts for Charity (1/21)
Recording Artist J.Holiday was on hand last night for a very special evening of the arts…but with a twist! The event was called Breaking the Silence: A Night of the Arts for Charity which not only previewed the upcoming stage play “SPEECHLESS“, but also served as a benefit for Nicholas House, Inc. (an entity that provides refuge for the homeless). I found myself gripping my chin or grasping for air as the actors, actresses, and singers took the stage giving heartfelt testimonials from the play “SPEECHLESS”. The play brings many faces to a problem that’s known for plaguing the A…HOMELESSNESS! The play tackled homelessness from every aspect & angle, so make sure you get out in May to actually see the entire production. Keep it locked to BE Entertained Magazine for lots more from last night’s benefit (including artist interviews & video from the play).
Special thanks to Sharde Monet of Streetwize Magazine & Tambria of Dretam PR!!!!
BREAKING NEWS: Waka Flocka Flame Shot Twice in ATL Robbery
So Icy Entertainment’s own Waka Flocka was shot in Atlanta. Waka Flocka was reportedly injured in a shooting earlier today. While stopping at a gas station off Old National Highway in Atlanta, Flocka was approached by unknown men at gunpoint and was told to hand over his chain. After refusing to give up his jewelry, the suspects fired shots in the direction of Waka Flocka hitting him twice.
Waka is currently featured on our BE Featured Section…read the story by clicking [HERE] Make sure you keep Waka & the So Icy/Brick Squad crew in your thoughts & prayers!!!
Mo’Nique’s Golden GloBE Speech! Congrats Mo!!!!
BE On Location: “Welcome to the Queendom” The official launch soiree of I Am A Queen Royalty Productions
Special Thanks to Melanie Mitchell & April Love…for more pics head over to http://www.freddyo.com/
BE Pic’d: Amber Rose @ Atlanta LIVE
Monica Shut the Club Down in Atlanta for MLK Weekend
Grammy Award winning singer/songwriter…and nowBET reality TV Star Monica was representing for her hometown last night as she shut the stage down at Club Traxx in Atlanta. Check our a snippet of how TURNT Up Monica was…she not only looked amazing, but the vocals were on POINT!!! Monica is preparing for the release of her highly anticipated album, but until then, keep checking out “Still Standing” Tuesdays on BET. Shout outs to PHD Entertainment, Traxx Atlanta, Freddyo, & April Love for the look!!!
Shawty Lo Video Shoot for “Atlanta, GA”
Shawty Lo has always been one of my favorite artists & yesterday really proved why! The haters can hate on the skills, but what you won’t do is hate on Lo’s hood cred! All of Atlanta turned up for his video shoot from artist, managers, and of course media!!! Watch the video to see who’ll BE popping up on cameos in this video!!! Shout out to ATLien & Freddyo for holding down the spot with the BE Team…and of course Tamiko, we LOVE you girl!
Baby D is back on the block & speaks w/ BE Magazine
Everybody was wondering where Oomp Camp representer Baby D has been…he was on a clean clear wave of street anthems, but suddenly seemed to disappear. Well Baby D is back on the scene and out of BEing in lock down, so you know we had to check in with him to see how he’s doing post jail, and to get the scoop on what he’s got going on. Stay tuned for lots more from Baby D & BE Magazine.
Travis Porter Cranks the Club in Atlanta on NYE!!!
T.I. released from prison to halway house in
According to his attorney, the King of the South T.I., Clifford Harris, Jr. has been released from prison in Forrest Ci
ty, Arkansas and transferred to a halfway house near Fulton County Airport in Atlanta, Georgia. He served seven months of his one year and one day sentence. Harris will remain at the halfway house for three months and still be required to perform about 500 hours of community service in addition to 23 more days of house arrest. Happy Holidays to the Harris Family and Grand Hustle from BE Magazine!
Beyonce debuts new fragrance HEAT coming February 2010 (12/22)
BE On Location: Rashan Ali’s Sporty Girls Inc. Play Date Charity Event (12/11)
The who’s who of Atlanta’s elite came out to support radio/tv personality Rashan Ali’s Sporty Girls Inc. Charity Play Date. The Loft at Castelberry was absolutely on fire as celebs and attendees found fun in the old fashion (economic) way…playing games!!! Along with Konsole Kingz providing the Wii (which you see I had to endulge in with Tamiko Hope of Word Ink.), the playstations & other electronic gaming systems, the tables were roaring with dominoes, spades, and connect 4 (squared)…that doesn’t even mention how huge it went down on the dance floor, with games like sexy musical chairs and ultimate Twister, you know the night popped off well. Celebrities in attendance included Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, Ronnie Devoe (New Edition/BBD), Teri Vaughn, DJ Trauma, Griff, Nina Brown (V103 Frank & Wanda Morning Show), CJ (95.5 the Beat), Neffe (Frankie & Neffe Show), Zaytoven, Mrz. Smith, Patrick Cooper, & a host of athletes and sports entertainers. Special & warm thanks to Monica of M320 Consulting…Rashan’s going to BE so porud of how you & the crew held it down!!! Visit http://www.sportygirlsinc.com/ to get more info & to donate to this worthy cause
BEYONCE and LADY GAGA: BEhind the SCENES OF “VIDEO PHONE” + CONGRATS BEYONCE FOR BEING NAMED BILLBOARD’s TOP FEMALE ARTIST OF THE DECADE!
Travis Porter @ The Crowe’s Nest w/ BE Magazine & MCKIDDTV (UPDATE: 12/11) PREMIERE NEW VIDEO