Friday, February 29, 2008

Jai Reed. "Annointed For Purpose" In Stores April 1st!

Jai Reed!

Album "Annointed For Purpose" in stores on April 1st!

Check out EPK at link below

Brought to you by Fontana Records/TLR Entertainment




Monday, February 25, 2008

Hey there! Here is an opportunity for you to shine like the star that you are :-) Good luck!

Show us your soul.

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Send us an edgy but tasteful picture of you in your bathing environment (bath, shower, jacuzzi, lake) and win the chance to be illustrated by (Cristy Road) as the cover art for our new organic products.

So ...come on show us your soul but please DO NOT show us your bare assets! (no nude pics) You can pose with your girlfriend, boyfriend, guitar, drums (etc).
Be as creative as possible but no nudity (swim wear, towels, robes are fine)

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Thursday, February 21, 2008

The BET Honors

Be sure to tune in to the first BET Honors hosted by Cedrick The Entertainer on Friday, Feb 22nd at 8PM EST. AND a big congrats to my boy Paul "Pook" Watson as co producer.


Erykah Badu Listenting Session

Erykah Badu

Erykah speaks prior to the music & let's attendees know that we will be visually stimulated. Along with great music an original Francis Ford Coppolla movie will serve as the backdrop to her wonderful album "New AmErykah" for the evening.

Erykah Badu welcomes CHANGE...
December 2010 we will see another eclipse of the moon, which is the meaning behind the start time of 8:45pm for the event.Erykah explains to the audience...
In a beautiful thought, she evokes that we must teach the children...You're...First: A Spiritual being...Second: A Human being...Third: A Boy or a Girl...

Erykah Badu is an incredible entity...A listening party housed in the Allan Gray Museum in the with beautiful array of art surrounding the space. Your eyes were drawn to the form on the walls & your ears were embraced by a melodic flow that was Miss Erykah Badu...

The audience is standing room only packed from the front to back. Attendees filled the space with the main room vying for a perspective to view & hear the artist showcase her work.

Erykah speaks from the heart & answers every question asked of her. Her latest project on the first half of the album being released to the world. The upcoming release of her new magazine "FREQ" short for frequency. The magazine will be put out by the same people that publish Waxpoetics. Ms. Badu will present her views on fashion, music, health issues, sex issues & a column by Mumia. The publication will be a quarterly release, with an first release focused on the new album with the release numbers 00.
**Pics below: Erykah & Sylvia Rhone, Ace & Kay K, Ben Chavez & Kristi Henderson, Jazzy Joyce

(as posted on Dutch Lab USA, all pics by Dutch)

Friday, February 15, 2008

"My Valentine" By Sam Tease

I can just hear all of the sighs of relief now thatValentine's Day is finally over. For some it is a reminder of what they THINK is missing. The email below reminded me of what true love can be about and in the spirit of upliftment I felt compelled to share. Enjoy....

My Valentine

I have always been a "hopeless romantic", the sentimental one in the group, and the poster child for the "Can't Wait to Fall in Love" community. Anyone who really knows me, knows that I LOVE love…but I haven't had it yet. Every relationship I've ever had, I've always been grateful for the men who have come and gone because they have truly contributed to who I am today. The heartache and never feeling good enough, then, rip me apart over and over again, but now provides an idea of comfort that "there is so much in store for me". Yet, as a single woman of God, constantly and consistently pursuing a deeper and intimate level with Christ, I've come to realize how disillusioned I've been. I've had love all along…but never accepted it as my own…until now.
I've been desiring a love that knows me for me. That is unwavering and unconditional. That supports me when I'm falling. That loves me inspite of myself. That sees me and thinks longevity and not temporary moments of satisfaction. I've been patiently waiting for God to send me my "help mate"; the strategically designed man that God has made just for me…simply because I don't think I've met him yet. And if I have, I know that neither of us are ready for each other just quite yet.But I've come to realize the unmerited and divinely favored love of Jesus that He has given me all along. It dawned on me- how can I expect this idea of "flawlessness" from man?

I've learned that the main reason I've experience such heartache in my past relationships is because I have been expecting aspects of people's character that simply aren't there. I've looked for honesty and sincerity in dishonest and insincere people, comfort and contentment in the temporary, and greatness and eminence in mediocrity.
I'm done.I'm worth more.

So today, tomorrow, and for the rest of my life, I am reverencing the true Love of my life that has been more to me than a man or this world could ever be. He has been there through it all. He never left me for someone else. He never played me like a fool. He never took me off a shelf when He needed attention and then put me back when He was done. He never lied or has given me half of Himself. He never made me His secret, part-time, or short term girl. He made me virtuous to withstand the winds of the world and the tides of the day. He is my true love. He is my beat of my heart.He is my peace of mind.

He is my Valentine.-- Tamra E. Sease

Thursday, February 14, 2008

You Can Help An Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award Competition Finalist!

Good morning!

My My friend Jamie Kiffel could use your support! She has a yet-to-be-published novel, The Winter of Flaming Pants, Possession, and My Renegade Mind, that is a semi-finalist in the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award Competition! The winner will be published by Penguin, and chosen based on customer feedback.

The link to the free chapter excerpt is:

The book is about a neurotic book editor Lucas Paisel, who believes he is possessed by the ghost of his ex-girlfriend. As extremely neurotic as Lucas is, his thoughts express certain oddball worries that we all find ourselves thinking from time to time—and perhaps, if we were to let our thoughts go just a touch further, we would become quite a bit like Lucas. Yet Lucas not only has weird thinking, he has a weird life, complete with a wacky trip through New Jersey where he finds himself in a capsized boat, abducted by a monk, and racing in a coffin. All this, and a sidekick who is everything Lucas isn’t, complete with flaming pants.

To help Jamie out, check out the excerpt and post a review. It's that simple. Support our indie authors! Thank you!!

Monday, February 11, 2008

Giving back: Pezo Johnson Makes It Rain!

Check out my man Pezo Johnson in the ATL giving back! This is what it is all about people! Big ups to David Banner and Khujo Goodie for benig incontribution.

Friday, February 8, 2008

Chris Rock's 2008 Election Analysis

Chris Rock regarding the 2008 election on SNL!

Thursday, February 7, 2008

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Feed The Hungry!

Below is a link to an amazing organization that developed a simple, yet ingenious, way to impact global poverty. Simply click on their site and play a vocabulary game. It's fun!! For every word you get correct, a donation of rice is made through the United Nations. The more words, the more people, the more rice. It's addictive!! By your participation, not only will you increase your vocabulary, but you can effortlessly be in contribution to end world hunger.

P.S. The link checks out through in case you're wondering about its legitimacy.

Have fun!

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Big Ced wants to know, Who Would You Rather?

(As seen on

So, before I lose my mojo again (which is unlikely), i want to hit you again with 'who would you rather' as I have some matchups that I am sure you will enjoy in the future. This is becoming fun for me again! The creative juices are coming back like an unexpected New York Giant Super Bowl win!!
I also want to see some of your suggestions so hit me up or leave a comment as I am sure that with whatever matchups you come up with, I will come up with better ones!

Anita Baker or Sade?
Both have the type of voice that can get you in the mood or reminisce of a past or current (or future) love and both can make you feel emotional while seeing and hearing them at a show and/or concert. The jazz influence and vocal styling of both singers can’t be denied and you can’t go wrong either way.

Jaheim or Christopher Williams?
Both count Teddy Pendergrass and Luther Vandross as influences, both come from ‘meager’ backgrounds and both, if caught on the wrong side on a bad day, can attack you physically with the type of attitude that can be seen on a ghetto street corner on a hot, sunny, muggy day.

LL Cool Jay or Jay-Z?
No doubt these two Hip-Hop artists are legendary for doing what they both are credited with doing. Both have been attacked by rivals for the better part of their careers and both can give a great argument as to who is the better Hip-Hop artist and/or greatest at what they do. Is the choice as tough as one may seem?

B.E.T. or VH1?
This may have been a no-brainer several years ago before VH1 decided to showcase the older soul/R & B videos as well as The VH1 Hip Hop Honors. Would you decide between the popularity of what Hip-Hop has to offer today or the nostalgically programmed shows?

Beyonce or Mary J. Blige?
Queen of Hip-Hop Soul versus Queen of Modern Day R & B? Puff/P Diddy/Sean Combs’ Mary or Jay-Z/Jigga/Hova’s Beyonce? Jiggles versus Soul-Wrenching? Substance versus Substance? J No one can deny the effect both women have had on Black music as well as our emotions, whether it’s the video gazing, show-stopping performances of Miss Knowles or the Soul Strirrin’, Get Deep inside your gut vocals of Miss Blige.

Big Daddy Kane or Rakim?
For you youngsters out there, if it weren’t for these two legends, there never would have been a Jay-Z versus Nas comparison. In fact, I would go as far to say that Nas emulated Rakim and Jay emulated Kane. But this isn’t about Jay or Nas. Which did you prefer, the complicated yet knowledgeable verses of The God MC, Rakim or the metaphoric, pimp-style expressions of the Brooklyn-based Big Daddy Kane?

Kid Capri or Funkmaster Flex?
Obviously Flex (Hot 97-NY) has the longer and more successful radio career than Kid Capri (WBLS-NY) and obviously, when it comes to mixtapes, if it weren’t for Kid Capri, who knows how the mixtape game would be today without Capri’s influence. But, who would you hire to rock your party?

Roger Troutman or T-Pain?
Now, once again, this is homework for you young people out there who thinks T-Pain originated the ‘sound’ he utilizes for his ‘success’ in this watered down ‘music’ realm today. Was Roger Troutman able to sing? At the time he came out, it was very rare, if not impossible to mask talent the way the industry allows the shortcomings of today’s artists. And out of respect to Teddy Riley, who used this technique long before T was in pain, whose voice would you rather hear?

Taye Diggs or Morris Chestnut?
These two actors (Which I have witnessed while in the company of women) have the ability to make women swoon by them showing up on the television and/or movie screen. I have heard woman fawn over the two of them equally but for the guys, which would you bring to the party with you to score points with the women? And women, which one would you invite to your best friend’s wedding to attend as your date? oh yeh, who is the better actor too?

Remy Ma or Rah Digga?
These rappers were the respective lone female emcee in their crew. Both of them can go toe to toe with a number of male emcees, even able to take out everyone in their crew and go blow for blow with some top male rappers, let alone the female lyricists in the game, but which one would you pick if you had to have one rhyming side by side with you or which one would you rather hear demolish your least favorite rapper?

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Rasin In The Sun: The Movie

Lastnigt the "ladies" and I attended a screening of "A Raisin In The Sun", the movie. The cast did an incredible job of making this piece relevent to the here and now! Please support this on Feb 25th. Even if you have read the book and seen the play you will LOVE this movie. The screening was followed by a Q&A with cast members, Phylicia Rashad, Sean Combs and Audra McDonal.
(See movie trailer below)

About Rasin In The Sun
(courtesy of & Diddy TV)

Sean Combs, who reprises the role of Walter Lee, Jr. which brought him acclaim, stars in the highly anticipated, special three-hour television movie adaptation from Sony Pictures Television of "A Raisin in the Sun," along with the cast of the award-winning Broadway revival who recreate their roles for the new film, including Emmy and Tony Award winner Phylicia Rashad, four-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald, Tony Award nominee Sanaa Lathan, plus "ER" star John Stamos. Based on Lorraine Hansberry's play that inspired a generation, "A Raisin in the Sun" will air as an "ABC World Premiere Movie Event," MONDAY, FEBRUARY 25 (8:00-11:00 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network, the night after ABC's live telecast of the 80th Annual Academy Awards.

Monday, February 4, 2008

Learn The Truth About Urban Myths And Rumors Once And For All :-)

Ok, I have stumbled across this REALLY cool site that is extremely addictive. It's called (see link below) and it can dispell or confirm the kazillion "Urban Myths" and rumors that we get in our inboxes every day. Check it out...

You can investigate any rumor or myth and it will give you a detailed report on the origin of the rumor and the real facts behind the story. I love it!!!! I can eat chinese food again now that I have discovered that rumor about the rats being packaged in an Atlanta Chinese restaurant are totally false!!! Sing I come!

Let me know what you think???