Daily Archives: December 14, 2007

MTV Cover Pimp C’s Funeral

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PORT ARTHUR, Texas — He lived his life too “trill,” he was gone too soon. UGK’s Chad “Pimp C” Butler was given a royal going-home service on Thursday (December 13) in his hometown. He passed away earlier this month at age 33.

Several hundred fans began lining up as early as 7:30 a.m. to ensure admittance to Pimp’s funeral here at the Robert A. “Bob” Bowers Civic Center. Thousands were expected. Not only was Pimp a hip-hop legend whose music many of them have bumped for the past 15 years, he was their legend. C and his partner, Bun B, tirelessly repped their hometown throughout their career. Bun personally escorted Pimp’s son, “Lil Chad,” into the funeral.
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R.I.P. Ike Turner

Before there was Elvis and even before Bo Diddley, Chuck Berry and Little Richard came into their own Ike Turner recorded the first rock song “Rocket 88.” His music and professionalism influenced countless musicians and performers. Unfortunately the negative aspects of his marriage to Tina Turner overshadow his art. But Tina was a teenager when she approached him to sing in his band and those experiences helped give her the chops needed to become the international solo star of Private Dancer. And there are several white artists who have committed other acts of inhumanity who have not received the same amount of vilification as did Mr.Turner A lot of great musicians are seriously flawed and while Mr.Turner would probably never earn the title of Husband of The Year we thank him for his steaming rhythm, The Ikettes and Tina. Thankfully he received his second
Grammy this year for Traditional Blues Album of The Year.

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Ray Charles Receives Statue 3 Years After Death

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*The city of Albany, Ga. honored its native son Ray Charles Friday with the unveiling of a statue located at a new downtown plaza bearing his name, reports the Associated Press.

“I can’t tell you how overwhelming it is for me to experience the love that you have for my father,” said the late singer’s daughter, Sheila Raye Charles, before a crowd of hundreds gathered at the $2 million plaza.
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Keyshia Cole #1

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NEW YORK – December 12, 2007 – It was a history-making night for BET, as the season finale of the network’s critically acclaimed series KEYSHIA COLE: THE WAY IT IS triumphed as the #1 series telecast in BET history. More than 2.9 million viewers and 2.0 million households tuned in on Tuesday, December 11 to watch the special one-hour season finale, scoring a phenomenal 2.3 BET Coverage Rating.

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