In case you missed it, Sam over at Thatgrapejuice has the glowing review:

R&B songstress Brandy performed her current single ‘Right Here (Departed)’ on MTV’s TRL just a few moments ago. Put simply, Ms. Norwood nailed it! The stage presence, the ad libs, the everything! She really sounded on-point – the vocals were awesome. Her LP ‘Human’ drops December 9th via Epic/Koch.

    Date: Thu, 30 Oct 2008 14:19
    From: DJ Nabs / In The Lab Productions |
    To: Sandra Rose
    Subject: Jam Master Jay Tribute

    Today marks the sixth year anniversary of Jam Master Jay’s Death so i decided to post a video tribute to JMJ that i made a few years ago while i was still with Hot 107.9. We had an Dr. Pepper sponsored event at the Hard Rock Cafe in downtown Atlanta where this tribute was played on the big screen and a plaque was presented to Hard Rock. I keep a copy of the plaque in my studio as well. Anyway, here it is….enjoy and try to hold back the tears 🙂 stirred up a little controversy with its limited edition “VOTE TWICE” buttons. The buttons are available for purchase on the Gap website.

Obama supporters argue the buttons are a direct snub to Sen. Barack Obama and his affiliation with the controversial community organizing group ACORN.

ACORN has been charged with attempting to disrupt the election process by committing voter fraud antics such as registering voters multiple times and even registering the entire Dallas Cowboys football team.

Of course, a GAP spokesman denies the allegations that the buttons are intended to mock Obama or ACORN.

LeBron James and his gramps Jay Z performed during the Last Chance for Change Concert For Obama at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, OH yesterday.

Li’l Wayne searching for his dignity and self-respect during the 2008 Power 105.1 Powerhouse Concert at IZOD Center on October 28, 2008 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Sadly he didn’t find anything. I hate to belabor the point, but at what age do these “men” finally decide to pull their pants up? And to the real men in our community, do you ever stop to ask them to show some respect to the women around them by pulling their pants up? Or is that you men have no problems looking at another man’s boxers? I’ve seen police officers order these fools to pull their pants up and they do it quickly. Don’t we have any black men with any balls left in our community?

Singer Brandy performed during MTV’s Total Request Live at the MTV Times Square Studios yesterday in New York City. We can’t wait for her to drop that album. Sadly, producer Rodney Jerkins is working on the project which means it will be a hit or miss.

T.I. cast his vote yesterday at the Henry County polling place in McDonough, GA near his mansion. It was the first time T.I. has ever voted. We wonder why T.I. never felt it was his duty to vote before yesterday.


Chicago Bulls players Drew Gooden and Tyrus Thomas exchange knowing glances at the GUESS & GQ EVENT in Chicago yesterday.

Photos: Wireimage/Getty has obtained documents that show in 2002 Jennifer Hudson’s sister Julia Hudson, her brother Jason Hudson and her deceased nephew’s father Gregory King were all arrested for selling crack cocaine out of the same house where Jason and his mother Darnell Donerson were found shot to death last week.

Neighbors told Newsradio780 that Jason regularly sat in a chair in front of the home all day, every day.

As I told you yesterday, police believe they have located the murder weapon. A woman called in a tip to police describing a white Suburban similar to the one found on Monday with Julian King’s body inside.

She said the vehicle cut through a vacant lot near Kolin Avenue and she watched as the occupants tossed a weapon out a window. The witness said she saw two men in the vehicle driving throughout the neighborhood on Saturday.

William Balfour was detained by police as a person of interest on Friday and is now in state custody. Police believe there are at least two killers and are searching for another person of interest.

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Some of you may be too young to remember the hit 1975 TV series “Welcome Back Kotter”.

This is the show that launched the careers of John Travolta, who played the impossibly cute class clown Vinnie Barbarino, and Lawrence-Hilton Jacobs, who played sexy hs basketball star Freddie ‘Boom Boom’ Washington.

Of course none of these actors were young enough to be high school students. But nobody cared. The show was good, clean, wholesome fun.

Hilton-Jacobs, Robert Hegyes (Juan Epstein) and Ron Palillo (Arnold Horshack) attended the Chiller Theatre Expo at the Hilton Parsippany Hotel on Friday, October 24, 2008 in Parsippany, New Jersey.

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