Bryan "Baby" Williams, founder of Cash Money Records held his birthday party at the Velvet Room last Sunday. They say they've never seen the Velvet Room so packed.

Rumor has it that Baby invested some of his Cash Money Records loot into an off shore oil rig with a few Saudi billionaires. When the Saudis sold the oil rig, Baby's take was well in excess of $100 million. That would explain why every available female was at the Velvet Room on Sunday.

Lol, I wish I could name names of a few industry females that I know who never go out, but they were at the club on Sunday! :)

These are just rumors, mind you. But one of Baby's many tattoos indicates there might be some truth to the rumors.

The tattoo shows an oil rig with the words BRONALD -- a combination of the Williams brothers first names: Bryan and Ronald.

Thanks to Prince Williams of for the photos!

India.Arie Is On a Mission

Talented artist tells why she almost quit the business and how her new love helps her heal. Two years ago Grammy Award-winner India.Arie almost walked away from the music industry. She grew tired of the competition, the need to have her music categorized, and, as she calls it "the politics of the music industry." "I was planning on what to do with my money, what I would do to make it grow. I really was going to retire," she told Jet magazine.

But after much reflection, the passionate artist made peace with the music industry on the liner notes of her latest CD, Testimony: Vol. 2, Love & Politics. "I've learned that music is a challenge, not a competition. I released the fear of chart positions and album sales, and reconnected with the love of music and the love of the listener and the love of myself again." (p. 36)

Recession Rescue: How to Find a Job Fast.

President Obama has been straightforward with the nation, saying that times are going to get harder before they get better. As a way to cope with the slumping economy, Jet magazine is offering a series of stories on ways to survive the recession. In this issue, one job seeker shows how he got creative to score his new gig fast. (p. 24)

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Comments Off on Video: What R U Wearing? By Middleman of StyleSessions

For those of you who don't live in Atlanta, peep this video to see how we're doing it. Middleman of StyleSession is the stylist to the stars. When celebrities appear on award shows, they fly in a style specialist like Middleman to make sure that whatever they wear is fresh and, most importantly, current.

There's nothing more embarrassing than walking up to the podium to accept your award wearing last year's fashions. It's not about name brand dropping either, it's about staying ahead of the style curve and creating trends for others to follow.

And since I know that it's just in your hearts to hate on members of the black Overclass, I'm turning off the comments.

Comments Off on FanMAIL: And Yet Another Reader Gets it

For those of you who think I have some kind of personal vendetta against your president, you are so wrong. It's just that I don't drink Kool-Aid and I prefer to keep my head above the sand so I can clearly see what's going on around me. And what I see is frightening.

Judging from my emails, I'm not alone in my thinking.

Loyal reader Latrece writes:

Thank you for your HONEST coverage of the POTUS, as you refer to him. I am one of 2 others I know who knows that something about Barack (or "Barry" as his friends call him) is not right. I pointed out during the election that for some reason, dirt was repeatedly presented to the public via the media on every other candidate BUT Barry. Surprisingly, nothing that was brought up about him stuck, the little that the media presented. This was THE most biased election in American history. Smells like a setup to me! NOW, post election, that Barry's in the White House, we are, all of a sudden, being revealed the truth? "Something something, something something just ain't right!" -- Keith Sweat, probably speaking to Lisa Wu-Hartwell.

I appreciate your recent comments about Joe "Dirt" Biden because he is about as valuable as half a penny in the 99 Cent Only store. People questioned Sarah Palin's ability to run the country because she's a woman and a mother of 5. What I wanted people to focus on was her state's energy policies since Alaska isn't dependent on foreign oil like we are here in California. No one wanted to listen. "The Terminator" is our Governor. The Mexicans and white Republicans voted him in without so much as a second though, simply because he's a movie star. To date, our state is practically bankrupt, which makes no sense.

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Posted in Fan Mail, Politics, which is owned by Google, has responded to the persistent whining and complaining of Beyonce, her daddy Matthew Knowles, and her obsessed fans by attempting (yet again) to silence the Hateonbeyonce blog.

Google/blogger has succeeded in impeding traffic to the HOB blog by placing a warning page between viewers and the blog.

The young lady who runs the blog has been threatened and harassed by Bey's rabid fans, who incessantly email with their juvenile complaints.

They did the same to, but obviously their attempts to silence us were futile and a complete waste of their time.

As a result of the tireless efforts of and blogs like HOB, Beyonce has become the laughing stock of the industry. Furthermore, she was toppled from her throne by Rihanna, who is on temporary hiatus at the moment.

We thought this was a free country where citizens had the right to express themselves freely without vengeful retaliation? Where's the ACLU when you need them?

I'm sure you've seen this video already, so I'm posting it to pose a question: is Nahright putting Worldstar Hip Hop on blast for artificially inflating views to boost their revenue?

More people probably saw the Blame It video on OnSMASH than on BET. 30,000 views in 12hours (since 8pm last night.)

Actual numbers^, not inflated (*cough*worldstarflipflop*cough*).
Yeah, I’m sure you got 15,000 views from one minute to the next.

Here's some background: last weekend, received an email from a Warner Bros. executive asking us to check out one of his artist's videos on WSHH. He boasted that the video garnered over 300,000 views in just 24 hours.

But oddly enough, the comments under that video were all calling out WSHH for artificially inflating the view count on that same video. Then a member of the Hip Hop Ads group on noticed that when he refreshed the page, the view count for that video jumped by 30,000 views.

Thanks to Dr. Drew at Drew Reports for the tip!

According to the NY Daily News, woman beater Chris Brown's court date has been pushed back to give the LAPD investigators more time to gather evidence and build a stronger case against him.

Word is that Rihanna's photo evidence leak last week has pushed the investigation into a different direction. The LAPD is looking rather sloppy for apparently losing control of this case. It is reported that one of their own sold the evidence photo to an online entertainment outlet for $62,500.

Brown was arrested and charge with the brutal attack on Rihanna after they left Clive Davis' pre-Grammy party in the early morning hours of Feb. 8. Rihanna suffered minor bruising and cuts on her face and rumored bit marks on her arms.

She has been in seclusion for the past three weeks. But recently, photos were taken of her riding in the back of an SUV with bodyguards reportedly hired by her former beau, Jay Z.

Brown is currently free on bail.

Juelz Santana celebrated his birthday last night at the Hiro Ballroom in NYC. Reality tv personality Tocarra came out to help him celebrate.

Both Miss Info, on the left, and Angie Martinez, have popular Hip Hop shows on NY's Hot 97. But only Miss Info has a blog -- and it's poppin' too. By the way, Angie Martinez has a son with Nokio of Dru Hill. Judging from the recent pictures I've seen of him, I doubt they are still together. It looks like Nokio has finally stopped resisting his inner female - and there is nothing wrong with that. I just wonder why women pretend not to notice when their men are a little effeminate. Anyway, Nokio is featured on Keith Sweat's new reality show "Platinum House" which airs every Monday night on Peachtree TV at 10 p.m.

New Jersey Nets star Vince Carter and multimedia personality Egypt were in the house.

Ne-Yo was the headliner at the fabulous Fox Theater in Atlanta last night. "This is my first time headlining, so with that comes a whole lot of responsibilities," he told Access Music Scene's Sonia Murray. When it comes to stage presence and style, Ne-Yo is the man to beat. Everyone from Usher to Chris Brown has copied Ne-Yo's stage routines and wardrobe. That's a true sign of success.
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Multimedia personality Free posed with reality tv personality and model Tocarra at the Launch of VIBE's 2009 Vsessions LIVE! at Joe's Pub in NYC last night.

Mariah's husband Nick Cannon and VIBE editor Danyel Smith attended the Launch of VIBE's 2009 Vsessions LIVE! at Joe's Pub in NYC last night. I wish I could tell you about the email I received yesterday offering an opportunity for me to work with Nick. But I can't tell you the details 'cause I've been sworn to secrecy. Can you imagine ME of all people working with Nick Cannon??? Lol.

Legendary rapper-turned celebrity photographer, D-Nice and Atlanta tv personality Kenny Burns attended the Launch of VIBE's 2009 V Sessions LIVE! at Joe's Pub in NYC last night.

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The legendary Stevie Wonder was honored at a special ceremony last night at the White House in D.C. Mr. Wonder was awarded the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize by POTUS Barack Obama. Afterwards he performed a special medley of his hits. It's a well-known fact that Stevie Wonder is First Lady Michelle Obama's favorite musician. And since their marriage is in trouble, according to People magazine, her man Baracked some strings to get a medal for Mr. Wonder so he would appear at the White House. Now that's love right there.

I love how Michelle totally igged the naysayers in the mainstream press who feel she should stick with tradition and wear sleeves in the White House. They keep forgetting Michelle is not Laura Bush. She's a sistah who wears what she wants to wear.

I don't know how I would feel if everywhere I went women were drooling over my man. But Michelle is strong and she has already indicated that while there are problems within her marriage, she is willing to work to keep her man. Bless her heart.

White House Social Secretary Desiree Rogers expertly handled all the planning of the special ceremony. I hear she's still smarting from the stinging criticism she received for her revealing outfit at NY's Fashion Week. But I think she looked great. Ignore the haters Desiree.

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