Daily Archives: February 2, 2009

BET Honors Mary J.Blige, Tyler Perry, Earvin “Magic” Johnson, The Honorable Congressman James E. Clyburn, B.Smith And Judith Jamison


Photo credit: Frank Micelotta/Courtesy BET

WASHINGTON, D.C.—January 18, 2009—With powerful performances, inspirational speeches and a multitude of messages celebrating the upcoming Inauguration of President-elect Barack Obama, THE BET HONORS, held at the Warner Theatre in Washington, D.C., on Saturday, January 17, was the perfect “opening ceremony” to usher in the beginning of our nation’s historic weekend.


India.Arie Featuring Musiq Soulchild-Chocolate High


Cash Money Throws First Annual Pre-Grammy Party For Lil Wayne

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 2, 2009—Cash Money, the hip-hop label started by brothers Ronald “Slim” Williams and Bryan “Baby” Williams in the early ‘90s from the New Orleans projects, which went on to sell more than 45 million albums, will throw their first annual Pre-Grammy Party to honor Lil Wayne at the Montage Beverly Hills’ Marquesa Ballroom, Saturday night Feb. 7 at 8 p.m. The hip-hop superstar is scheduled to perform at the Grammy ceremony the following night, Feb. 8, from L.A. ’s Staples Center .


Detroit Rapper FINALE Releases Debut Album A Pipe Dream and A Promise


(Feb 2, 2009 – Brooklyn, NY) Finale, part of the new vanguard of Detroit emcees, will release his debut album A Pipe Dream and a Promise on April 7th, 2009 via Interdependent Media. A former automotive engineer, Finale has experienced firsthand what embodies the spirit of a city that is steeped in such a rich musical and motor history. Using his experiences as his muse, Finale delves into deeply personal issues on A Pipe Dream and a Promise where his “pipe dream” of a rap career takes fruition and the “promises” he has made to himself and others finally become realities. To promote the album, Interdependent Media will soon reveal an online video game reminiscent of Super Mario Brothers starring Finale that will allow fans to win a free Finale remix track by completing the game. Interdependent Media will also be giving away limited edition coloring books featuring Finale and other iM artists.


Vibe Dedicates March Issue To Fashion And Style


(February 2, 2009 – New York City) VIBE magazine, the definitive voice of urban culture, will feature Multi-Platinum, Grammy-nominated R&B singer and songwriter Keyshia Cole on their March 2009 cover, which is also their Style issue. Each page of this issue embodies style as VIBE’s internationally renowned Fashion Director Memsor Kamaraké guides readers through a fashion journey featuring Presidential élan, shoes, suits, drinks, hotels, clothes, music, and the 31 most stylish celebrities. This special two-cover issue — one featuring the star solo, and the other showcasing Keyshia with her biological mother, Frankie Lons for their first cover together — are both available at newsstands nationwide on February 17th.