Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Harlem World Magazine Pick: Nike Recycled Sneaker in Harlem

Kinda cute right? Going "green" can be fashionable after all :-)

$100 at House of Hoops by Foot Locker, 268 W. 125th St., nr. Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd.; 212-316-1667.
Nike’s latest basketball-shoe collaboration will surprise many. Not because of its player affiliation—in this case, Phoenix Suns All-Star guard Steve Nash—but because of the materials used. The Trash Talk shoe is made entirely of recycled materials—manufacturing waste, to be exact: everything from the scrap-leather upper to the scrap-ground-foam midsole to the environmentally preferred rubber outsole. The whole thing is packaged in a fully recyclable cardboard box. And though not available in the rest of the states until April 22, you can score a pair in the city now. He shoots, he scores.
BY Rima Suqi for NY best bests

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Russell Simmons on "Make it Rain in the HOOD" HOT 107.9

Once again, here is my boy Pezo Johnson from Hot 107.9 in Atlanta, GA with Russell Simmons making it Rain In The Hood. Let's not get the term mixed up, this has ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to do with stripping but EVERYTHING to do with giving back. This is what it is all about folks; being a part of the solution or being a part of the problem. You can check back periodically for the next series. Peep it.
Big ups to Russell Simmons and David Banner and all of the the artists involved for BEing the difference. :-)

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

SheNote's Spotlight: A&R Kay K Rosemond

Lyonel "Kay-Kay" Rosemond

SheNote's Spotlight had a chance to chat with Lyonel "Kay-Kay" Rosemond. Fresh off the Erykah Badu (New Amerykah in stores now) project, the Universal Motown A&R agreed to share some insight to the entertainment game as he sees it. Since joining his uncle Jimmy Henchman's management company in 1994 and being hired by Motown as an A&R, he has gone on to work with artist such as Erykah Badu, Chico Debarge, Lil Wayne and Joe. When meeting him you won't notice the edgy, snootiness that radiated from most industry folk. Instead, you will meet a brotha that is rooted in his Muslim faith, deeply spiritual and grounded in raising his son and spending as much time as possible with family.
I saw him in passing periodically throughout the Erykah project but haven't had a change to sit with him until now.

SN I know you just finished the Erykah Badu project. How was that process for you?

KK It was a long process, but a master piece doesn’t get painted in one day!! Long sleepless night in the studio but it was worth it!!!

SN Who is up next? What are you currently working on?

KK Well right now I’m working on “New Amerykah” Pt. 2 –Return Of the Unk, but looking to sign this rap group named “Sa Ra”

SN Where do you feel that you have made the biggest impact in the entertainment business?

KK Well a big impact on the music business I haven’t yet made but it's comin! I’m just trying to make good music for the people that they can listen to for years to come! No one-hit wonders, or pop corn music! Music that heals ya soul!!

SN Do you believe it is WHO you know or WHAT you know that will get you in the door as an artist? And why?

KK Well you defiantly have to know 1 or 2 people to get in the door! And you really must know a bit about the business in order to survive in this game!

SN What is your take on artist development? Does it still exist?

KK There is no more artist development and that’s why a lot of the artist we sign today don’t stick around for long! They barely know how to speak or hold an intelligent conversation! Better yet conduct a proper interview! And that’s why we are in this mess now!! It does not exist

SN What is your favorite type of artist to work with?

KK The Alternative Soul Music artist (we don’t say Neo Soul anymore) – But the Erykah Badu, Dwayne Wiggins, Chico DeBarge, De’Angelo, Joe!! They are real music makers, they all play instruments and can hold a note as well as put a song together from beginning to end, a bridge, melodies and hooks! There is no yaaaaaar tricks yaaaaar in they’re music!! That’s not real music!

SN Is there an indie artist out there right now that you think needs a deal?

KK Sa Ra, Jae Electronica, Strange Fruit, Spot, Brother Ali, Josiah Bell, D’Emile and the list goes on!!

SN You have made alot of power moves in the business. Do you have a formula?

KK Humility is the Key!! Eat a lot of humble pie, it sucks but it will always work out for you! I promise! And always put God first and he’ll make it happen for you!

SN What was your objective when you first came into the business?

KK Just to get a platinum plaque with my name on it! But when I finally got it I really wanted more! I set a goal and accomplished it. That’s what people need to do! Set goals, write it all down and put it in the universe and bring your thoughts to life! (But the real answer is: to make a change in the game, by giving the people great music).

SN So you have made your contributions to the business?

KK Yep, by giving the people great music!!!!

SN And finally, what do you want producers and indies to know about getting their foot in the door or about having longevity in the entertainment business?

KK I say it over and over again!! This business is 95% business and only 5% music, get an atty. Make sure your have a manager, and make sure if you believe in your craft spend your monies on it!! But make sure you on top of your business this is Babylon and you can easily get lost in the sauce!! The music business is the devils play ground, so be careful young people!!
Nuff said!
Peace ya'll,

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Obama Speaks About Race In America!

For those of you that missed the Obama speech, here it is. (as seen on
It is amazing! Enjoy.

Feel free to comment with your feedback. I would love to hear your views. :-)


Friday, March 14, 2008

I Am Walking For Lupus!

HAPPY FRIDAY!! I love Fridays. Not to sound ungrateful for waking up all of the other days of the week but the idea of lounging on a Sat morning...I can hardly contain myself :-)

So for those of you that don't know, I am walking for Lupus. I am asking for everyone's support! No amount is too small (or too big) . See below for the link to where you can go and contribute to this worthy cause.

Thanks in advance and have a WONDERFUL weekend!


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Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Will Traxx on's Ray Lynch interviews
Will Traxx!
(Clink link below, then click his pic on the site)

Celebrity Catwalk & Vibe: LA Fashion Week

For all the fashionistas doing LA Fashion Week, check it out!
Thursday march 13th, 7-10PM
The Plush Lounge Of The Key Club, 9039 Sunset Blvd.

RSVP to or 404.343.4800

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Frozen In Grand Central Station

Only in New York :-)

This is a prank on a 'grand' scale. Over 200 people gathered at Grand Central Station in New York to pull off a 'frozen in place' act. The onlooking travelers who weren't part of the act were mystified as to what was going on.

Click Here: Check out 'Frozen in Grand Central Station - Video'

Monday, March 3, 2008

Jayneoni Moore Foundation Hosts The Readalicious Book Bash!

READALICIOUS BOOK Campaign Has Reading In The Bag!

The Readalicious Campaign is designed to get children excited about reading and is dedicated to combating the scarcity of books in elementary schools in poverty stricken areas.
The Readalicious Bag-O-Books Campaign was created by Jayneoni Moore of The Jayneoni Moore Foundation in partnership with Read Across America and The California Teachers Association.
Singing group Small Change
Actress Ashely Jones

The campaign will reach over 1,000 children this spring alone. Each child will be given a school bag bursting with books, brightly colored book marks and book plates for their own personal libraries. The objective is to raise awareness of the importance of child reading at an early age, and to encourage parents to read with their children. Giving books to children living in poverty takes us one step closer to ending the global spread of illiteracy. The number one cause of low reading levels amongst children living in poverty is not having access to books because their parents and schools can't afford them. This is why we plan to visit elementary schools located in areas hardest hit by poverty and that have the lowest reading levels.
"I am beyond thrilled to kick-off Readalicious. Reading is a journey and a joy and should not be available based on social or economic levels. Every child deserves the right to read. Thru the
Readalicious Campaign and with the support of our generous sponsors we hope to get children excited and energized about reading and being Readalicious!", says Jayneoni.
Jayneoni Moore has been chosen as an honorary chair by The California Teachers Association for the Read Across America Day

The Readalicious book bags will be available for purchase in children boutiques and children book stores retailing for $35. For this price we are able to give 5 disadvantaged children new books.

On Saturday, March 1st, the Jayneoni Moore Foundation hosted a Readalicious Book Bash in LA.

Shar Jackson

They had a blast!

**Photos by WireImage**