Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Monday, November 25, 2013
So recently, I was privileged to read a new book! I'll first admit, I was sleeping on the book. I had so much going on when I purchased it that I really had no idea when I'd get around to reading it. That was until the Author Carmelite Price tweeted me! She wanted to know had I finished her book. Of course, I'm thinking to myself, "This book had better be good." Carmelite happens to be a Minister at my church. I really didn't know much about her, besides the fact that she could PRAY a mountain to move. Her prayers on Sundays are always powerful. That's all I knew of her though, besides seeing her wave to me at church. I was preparing for a cruise and thought to myself, "I'll just read the book when I'm relaxing on the boat." But something told me to stop my packing and open it up. So I began reading.
I must say, while Minister Carmelite didn't swing my corner with her story, she has something in her book for almost everyone. From the beginning when she talks about her relationship with her parents, feeling neglected by them to having her heart broken at the tender age of 12, to being sexually abused by a family member or someone close to the family, she releases some in debt details about her life. This isn't a tell all book, but it is a testimonial. Minister Carmelite Price is a living testimony of how good God really is. I really don't want to give too much about her story here, because that'll spoil the read. But I will say this, if you've ever been neglected by your parents, heart broken, abused, misused, cheated on, mistreated, beat, ever failed, experienced a loss and felt like God and the church wasn't on your side, if you've ever been hungry, experienced lack or homelessness, this book is for you!
Minister Carmelite breaks down her life to you chapter after chapter. Then after each chapter, she gives a detailed prayer to help overcome the things she dealt with in the chapter. These prayers can be helpful to you to. If you've gone through any of the things she's experienced in this book, the prayers are perfect to allow you to put it all in the Master's hands. I was moved to tears by the end of the book, because Minister Carmelite's life made a tragic turn around. She was sure to give all of the credit to God and of course to our Pastor Maize Warren Jr. of the Spirit and Truth Family Worship Center in New Orleans, LA. I didn't know anything about her before I read the book, but she's gone through alot and I admire how brave she was to release details of her life that people seldom talk about. The things she reveal about herself in this book are bound to help someone overcome experiences just like hers. She doesn't look like anything she's been through. Driving a Lexus coupe, preaching the gospel and writing books, Minister Carmelite L. Price is a prime example of how God can turn your situation around, how you can be knocked down, but not knocked out, of how you can be tried in the fire, yet come out as pure GOLD. She is a survivor. She is a warrior. She is victorious and she really encouraged me with her story. I'm sure she will encourage you too. This book is bound to bless you or someone around you! Don't sleep on her. Get the book!!!!
Log on to Carmeliteprice.com or Amazon.com to order your copy!
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
The hosts then introduced the Legendary DJ Jimi, who took the stage with a female MC and took us back! With cunning lines like "Why yo ass so flat? Cause you can't take d*ck from the back" and witty responses from the female MC like "Why yo hair ain't cut? Cause nigga I ain't get no nut!" they rocked the crowd. Sounds of laughter reign from the audience as the two put on a show.
After that awards were given out for the Hottest Club DJ, Hottest Mix DJ and Hottest Bounce DJ of the year. The winners were DJ Poppa, DJ Black n Mild and BlaqnMild in that order. Then came a performance by Jay Arson, followed by P-Town Moe. Of course, P-Town had me joked out the entire time. He was backstage with constant jokes. DJ Hektik attempted to play a commercial by Larry Morrow afterwards, but the Civic Center wasn't quite ready for a show of this proportion. It took the audio/visual crew a minute to catch up. So we skipped that and went on to performance by The Rap Pack and LG. When the monitors finally caught up a cypher by REELSPOTLITETV was played. This kept the audience with the "ooohs" and "ahhhs."
A commercial was ran with the rap group Dusty Money speaking on us all coming together ans stopping the hate. Afterwards the Co-host Lanino took to the stage and cosigned what the group was saying. She encouraged everyone to pull out their cell phone lights if they've lost someone to the senseless crime in New Orleans. She did this in honor of Dusty Money CEO Merle Offray who was murdered this year in senseless violence. The light crew dimmed the lights and everyone sent one up for all the falling soldiers.
The award for Hottest Club Promoter went to Nat Got Money, who wasn't there to accept his award. He showed up later. P-Town Moe accepted on his behalf and encouraged the audience to go to their every Sunday event at the House of Blues. Rude Jude won Hottest Comedian and he joked about having spent $500 on his "Ole Lady's" hair for the night, so he better had won. LOL! He also expressed how he loved comedy and if you don't love it, don't do it. I totally agree.
Then Cheeky Black came out to present the Life Time Achievement Award to Bust Down. Cheeky kept it gutter when she said, "I was a old "NASTY BITCH", fucking with a Pimp Daddy." SHe did this in reference to Bust Down's "Nasty Bitch" song. When he came out, the two of them joked on stage about the old days. Then Bust read a long speech. I have no idea what he said. I just remember it was long. August Alsina won hottest male vocalist and they played a video of him accepting his award. Kourtney Heart won hottest female vocalist and you could hear the shade from the Iris P fans in the audience. She wasn't in attendance, but her manager Major Mook was there. He simply accepted the award and said KourtneyHeart.com. Hottest song of the year went to August Alsina for "I Luv This Shit." Then Comedian Shaddy Feel Good took the stage to present Hottest Collaboration dressed as an Indian Chief or something. He joked about how Shiny Green was dressed like that for real.
Another cypher was ran by 0017th. Then another Life Time Achievement Award was presented to Sthaddius "Polo Silk" Terrell. He is known as the Nolin Mills of the ghetto. He was taking pictures on a Polaroid camera way before Instagram. Dressed in full Ralph Lauren attire along with the matching bag, he encouraged artists to get out in the streets and grind if they want to make it. He told them to take over the clubs to get their music played, because that's what they had to do back in the day. Nobody was playing rap in clubs back then. His speech went overboard, so I had to Sand Man him. He didn't like that, but we were on a schedule. Afterwards Jay Jones performed, followed by the 89 Boys. Then Dj Hektik played a video in remembrance of Magnolia Shorty and Soulja Slim called "Never Forgotten."
Skip won Hustler of the Year. B. Mike won for Hottest Videographer and Ja So Rude won for Hottest Video of the year. Then there was a commercial by Cease Fire.
Mr. Marcelo took to the stage with his "God Knows" song dedicated to the kids that are being murdered on our streets. There was a candlelight visual set up on stage along with a touching video playing in the background. Afterwards was the Mr. Magic Tribute presented by DJ Ro. Mr. Magic and his Wife died in a tragic car accident. His daughter survived the accident. Ro brought his daughter on stage. Then Sess-45, Booker and Doctor performed some of Magic's cuts. The 9th ward/CTC was deep on the stage. Mr. Magic's little brother got emotional at the end of the tribute and ran off stage crying out, "I miss my Shaggy."
Hottest album of the year went to Dusty Money who also won for Hottest Group and Hottest Mixtape to Daniel Heartless.
The most significant part of the night to me was when Law "Crack Tracks" Parker the man behind the movement, told me to go get Special Ed from out of the crowd. This was a big deal to me, because Special Ed is a guy from Brooklyn NY, who had major hits. "I sold over 800,000 copies," he said. I mean, I hear his songs all the time and would not have known who he was had not Law told me to go get him. He came up on stage and gave a little game. He kicked a few of his rhymes as well. And just like me, everybody in the crowd was rapping his music. If you don't know him, google him. I'm sure you've rapped his hits before or your parents did.
Then Dusty money performed and made a rain storm of money fly from the stage. Chicks flocked to the stag as they threw an array of ones into the crowd .
Big Ramp presented DJ Jimi with a Lifetime Achievement Award. Sissy Nobby took home Hottest Bounce Song of the year Award and Big Freedia won Hottest Bounce Artist. Mama Mia-X presented Hottest Female Artist, which went to 3D Na'tee and spit some heat about the music game as a business. She encouraged upcoming rappers to treat it as such. Ja So Rude came out and performed her single with a group of tribal looking dancers. Sess-45 also performed his new single.
10 Ward Buck and Sissy Nobby killed the bounce performances of the show. They both had some hot background dancers twerking their lives away. One of Sissy Nobby's girls got up on a chair on her head and cut up. I loved it!! LOL I was hoping to God she didn't fall though. Dee-1 came out to present Hottest Male Rapper. That went to Kidd Kidd, who accepted his award via video. Dee-1 also announced his signing to RCA Records. He encouraged his male counterparts to keep grinding. Soulja Slim's Mother Ms. Linda made a grand appearance as she presented the Soulja Slim award. It went to August Alsina.
Although i do have a photographic memory, I know I didn't get all of these things in order. So bear with me.
Over all it was an amazing night with an amazing turn out. I can't wait to see what surprises lie in next years show!
Tuesday, August 27, 2013
Minister Carmelite L. Price has written and published her first book. It will be released August 31st. You'll be able to order it online at Amazon.com, Barnesandnobles.com or purchase a copy from her. Follow her on Twitter: @CarmeliteP
Lil Dee is back with a new mixtape. He did it big by getting Mixtape King Don Cannon to host it. The mixtape features G-Unit's Kidd Kidd, Kevin Gates and Magnolia Chop. Check it out below and download.
Monday, August 12, 2013
The Rap Pack has been making major moves in their quest to be one of Hip Hop's most profound rap groups. After debuting their single "Black Women" on B.E.T., they've moved on to do a special piece with Diddy's Revolt TV. Check it out below.
Friday, August 9, 2013
Just in time for the 48 hr Film Festival, Actress, Writer and Producer Adrione Domino and her crew came up with a comedic short film that will have you laughing your socks off.Take a look at the film and catch the screening for it August 25th @ A Dose of La's 1st Annual Pool Party @ Indulge Island Grill 845 Carondalet St. In New Orleans,LA for 5 pm.