Daily Archives: October 4, 2009

Tupac Shakur: The Lost Vibe Interview Part 6

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Kandi Burruss Statement On The Death Of Ashley “AJ” Jewell

I am devastated by the loss of AJ. His death comes on the heels of the death of my beloved Uncle Ralph and with both of them gone, my heart is heavy with grief. I had spoken to AJ two hours before I got the call that he was in the hospital. Never in a thousand years did I think it was going to be the last time I heard his voice. He was taken way too soon. There are so many things that I should have said to him, wanted to say to him… But now it’s too late.
I want to extend my heartfelt thanks to all of my family and friends — and that means my twitter and facebook friends as well — for the beautiful words of encouragement, prayers, and the sweet condolences. I make it through these difficult days because of you. I know this is cliché’ but I urge everyone to treat each day as if it’s your last and tell that special someone you love them today. Don’t wait. It may be too late.
Please pray for his children, his family and Riley – they too are grieving the loss of an incredible man, son, brother and father. I wish you all had gotten to know the AJ we all knew and loved.

KANDI BURRUSS

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Throwback: The Boogimonsters-Recognized Thresholds Of Negative Stress


The Boogiemonsters were Jamaican brothers Myntric and Yodared who met New York rappers Vex and Mondo while they all attended Virginia State University. McCann joined the group later and was a big contributor to the writing of the songs.They won first place at Howard University’s Hip-Hop Convention and shopped a demo that got them a deal with Pendulum Records. Their debut album Riders Of The Storms:The Underwater Album was released in 1994 and featured early production from Scott Storch. Their sound took boom-bap basics swirled with brandished guitars, R&B samples and live playing to mimic the shapeshifting effect of their bodies uniting and becoming one with the water. “Recognized Thresholds Of Negative Stress” was one of three songs to get a video treatment including “Strange” and “Honey Dips In Gotham.” “Bronx Bombas” and “Jugganauts” were also standout songs from the album that did not receive the attention it deserved. Shortly after the album gained critical acclaim most the members became Seventh Day Adventists and left the music industry. God Sound was released in 1997 and produced the single “The Beginning Of The End” and
a collaboration with Bahamadia “Say Word” at which point the group disbanded for good. Vex released an album last year called Modern Vexology and Yodared government name Ivor Myers is the head pastor of Templeton Hills Seventh-day Adventist Church in Templeton, California and runs the Power Of The Lambs ministry with his wife.

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