Mona Scott-Young Fired Fake Couple Benzino and Althea

Benzino and Althea

According to a source, producer Mona Scott-Young shed a couple of dead weights to make room for rapper Da Brat and her girlfriend on popular reality TV series Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta.

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R.I.P. Chris Kelly, of Kris Kross

Chris Kelly and Chris Smith

CNN is reporting that Chris Kelly, left, of the rap duo Kris Kross has died at age 34 of a drug overdose.

Kelly was found unresponsive at his Atlanta home Wednesday. He was pronounced dead around 5 p.m. at Atlanta Medical Center. Kelly’s death is being investigated as a drug overdose, Fulton County police Cpl. Kay Lester told The Atlanta Journal Constitution.

The Fulton County Medical Examiner’s Office will conduct an autopsy to determine the cause of death on Thursday.

Kelly, also known as Mac Daddy, along with Chris “Daddy Mac” Smith, also 34, (pictured above right) formed the successful kiddie rap group Kris Kross in 1992 at age 13. The group rocketed to fame with hit records “Jump” and “Warm It Up”, off their debut album, Totally Krossed Out.

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Celebrity Twitpics: Monica Brown, Tamar Braxton, Da Brat, Tameka Harris, LaLa, Cassie, Floyd Mayweather

Tamar Braxton Monica Da Brat

Monica Brown, center, tweeted this photo of singer Tamar Braxton, left, and rapper Da Brat, right, at the Ryan Cameron Morning Show in the V-103 studios this morning. The ladies were in the studio to help promote the upcoming So So Def 20th Anniversary concert in Atlanta next month.

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Kris Kross, Xscape, Bow Wow, Jagged Edge, Da Brat and more Attend So So Def 20 Year Anniversary

Latocha Scott Dondria Tameka Scott

So So Def artists and Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed announced the boutique label’s 20 year anniversary at a City Hall press conference in Atlanta today.

So So Def Recordings, home to platinum-selling acts such as Xscape, Bow Wow, Jagged Edge and Da Brat, will celebrate 20 years of hit-making music at an All-Star Anniversary Concert on February 23 at the Fox Theater, it was announced at a press conference today at City Hall.

Latocha Scott (Xscape), left, Dondria, center, and Tameka Scott (Xscape) are pictured above at the event.

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New Music: DJ Nabs and A&R Phillips – Product & The Power II mixtape

To all my djs and friends…..Enjoy!!! It’s not your average mixtape….IT’S A
MOVEMENT!!!!

DJ Nabs & “A&R” Phillips presents:

PRODUCT & THE POWER II
feat. Da Brat, Alfamega, BoneCrusher, Q Da Kid, 4-Ize, M.A.C, Short Dawg, DJ Toomp, DJ Drama & More!
PRODUCT & THE POWER DVD COMING SOON!!

Here’s a link for the mixtape (80mb)

http://download.yousendit.com/59C736A442E20919

R U THE NEXT SCREAM STAR???

PRODUCT & THE POWER/DEF DJ SEMINAR COMING JANUARY 08!!!

STAY TUNED!!!

Myspace.com/Nabsinthelab