Monday, August 24, 2009
Sunday, August 23, 2009
Yung Wavy – The oldest in the group started rappin at the age of 14, He was raised by his mom and older sister lacking a positive male role model, he looked up to his God Father which took care of him when his mother couldn’t. Moving from house to house, it was very hard for him to have a settled life. By the age of 14 and 15 he realized that he was at the age where he could start making big decisions on his own which led him to the rap game. Realizing that their was a very slight chance of achieving his goal at becoming a famous rapper at such a young age, but as he group and got older he gained more confidence. At the age of 17 he released his 1st mixtape which had a lot of buzz in the streets and encouraged him to keep going. 2 Years laters he hooked up with his best friend from middle school (Maine) and started the group before you today entitled “Futuristic Kids”.
Travis Porter: Travis Porter consist of three members: Strap the fu-fu, Ali, and Young Quez to be exact. Travis Porter is basically a lifestyle and it has a meaning behind it. It’s not just a name.
Lexilex: What’s the meaning?
Travis Porter: Living life to the fullest (all three say at once). It’s about having fun and learning how to be yourself.
Lexilex: Now, where did you come up with this name Travis Porter?
Travis Porter: Um… you know how most white people have serious fun, they do what they want, and they live life to the Fullest. Travis! Travis… I’ve always wanted to be called Travis, too. You know how everybody else has names like Swagged Out Boyz, Gucci Prada Boyz, we have Travis Porter.
Lexilex: Your style is very animated, you bring so much energy. How do you stay that hyper to put that same energy into everything you do?
Travis Porter: We’re just having fun with it. We love what we do and you just have to have fun. Well, to tell you the truth, I don’t know how we do it. I just watch cartoons a lot… shout out to Sponge Bob (they all say).
Lexilex: (laughter) You guys are in all throughout Atlanta, making a name for yourself. How’s that going for you?
Travis Porter: It’s going well; we’re getting a lot of positive feedback. We’re starting to get recognized in the mall. ‘Oh, my God! That’s Travis Porter’ (they say in high-pitch feminine voices all at once). ‘Let me touch your face’!
Lexilex: (laughter) You guys are very animated, what’s the chemistry behind all of this? Do you just go with the flow or what? How do you record a record?
Travis Porter: It’s whatever comes to mind. We don’t think we just do it; if you think about it you will fuck up. Just let it out. Don’t think, just do it!
Lexilex: What’s the fascination with white boys? I saw that Black Boy White Boy trailer. You named yourself after them. What’s the obsession with the white boys? Are you going with the trend and how people are dressing? Where did that come from?
Travis Porter: It’s really the way we do it. We’ve been black boy white boys. We’ve been making our music like that. Just go to a white person’s park. They are out having fun throwing Frisbees, flying kites, skateboarding; black people just don’t do that. They just sit around drinking beers and shit. (Strap) Aw, man! Come on! Don’t do that to the black people!
Lexilex: Now you know I have to ask this: are you being racist and prejudice against your own.
Travis Porter: (Strap mumbles) Oh my God, he’s fucking racist! (Quez clarifies) No, not at all! I’m black as hell. We’re bringing Martin Luther King back. We’re bringing people together; shout out to Martin Luther King! (all three say one after one) Shout out to Martin Luther King! We come as one.
Lexilex: Are you guys related? Are you brothers?
Travis Porter: We’re step brothers (Quez & Ali say). His daddy be talking to my mama. (Strap) Naw nigga his daddy doing more than talking to yo mama! (Ali) Aye man, don’t be saying that shit. (Strap) And he and I go back, we’ve been boys…
Lexilex: (laughs) About how old are you?
Travis Porter: We’re eighteen and nineteen; sixteen in industry age.
Lexilex: Okay, so sixteen!? (Laugher erupts) What type of audience are you trying to reach? I had that Black Boy White Boy song stuck in my head all day. I had to take a nap to get it out. I saw the video with the big tittied girls dancing and singing and I’m like feeling left out like ‘where have I been?’ They knew the dances and the words, what’s up?
Travis Porter: Naw, it’s no specific crowd. We make music for everybody. My grandmother listens to it. She said we do well.
Lexilex: Going back to your songs… I was listening or watching the Sex Education video. You say you’re sending a message to the kids. Yet, you’re calling the women hoes. What’s up with that? How are you sending a message to the kids?
Travis Porter: You have to relate to the kids. They are talking like that now. They know exactly what you mean. You can’t say ‘Listen Billy, you can’t talk to this girl,’ no, you have to talk to their asses. Don’t mess with that hoe.
Lexilex: Are the videos that you’re doing on YouTube scripted or free styled?
Travis Porter: Everything is free styled. We don’t write anything accept raps.
Lexilex: Wow! That’s pretty interesting.
Travis Porter: Matter of fact, Sex Education wasn’t even supposed to be like that. It just happened like that. As you can see, something was scratched out (laughter) so we mess up. We just saw this dude and was like, ‘yo, let’s talk about him’. For real.
Lexilex: Wow, that’s pretty neat! Who are the artists that are starting to recognize you? Are they different artist, DJs, producers, what?
Travis Porter: I don’t really look at it like that because all of the industry people have heard of us by now. We are just cooling right now, we’re worrying about our in house first; DJ Teknikz, Street Execs. We’re good. We’re cool.
Lexilex: You have several mix tapes out, what’s the goal – like you have I’m a Differenter. What’s the meaning behind it?
Travis Porter: You know how some people say I’m different? You have to be differenter than those who are different. Like the record Black Boy White Boy, that’s differenter. You can talk about Polo, American Eagle, whoever but you don’t talk about it like we do.
Lexilex: Forgive me, but I heard on the radio in Atlanta someone saying they came up with the whole Black Boy White Boy movement. Do you call yourselves the originators of the movement?
Travis Porter: We are the perfectionist of it. We do this shit! Oops! Excuse my language. We didn’t, like… if you made the movement, you should have made the song.
Lexilex: What’s going on with the video? Are those actors?
Travis Porter: No, those are our partners. We go back long ways with them. They are our personal partners. They are in the real video but the trailer is just the clips from the whole video.
Lexilex: Now you know people are going to ask, what the hell is going on?
Travis Porter: That’s the point of Travis Porter. People are like who the hell is Travis Porter? Oh, my God! It’s three people? (all together) ‘Oh, my God! It’s three people’.
Lexilex: How does that feel now that people are recognizing you? What’s the expectation? What’s the feeling as you go forward and what’s the expectation after that?
Travis Porter: It’s a great feeling but you really have to stay humble. You cannot get comfortable. You get fucked. People will take yourself and then you’ll have to stand up. You have to keep working hard.
Lexilex: What’s the goal? Where’s the point where you know you have successfully made it.
Travis Porter: The airport test.
Lexilex: The airport test?
Travis Porter: If nobody says ‘Oh my God, it’s Travis Porter’ then you’re nobody. If there isn’t an old white lady chasing after you with a camera, then you’re nobody.
Lexilex: Out of all of ya’ll who’s the most silliest?
Travis Porter: Ali – no all of us.
Lexilex: Who’s the most serious?
Travis Porter: Strap is the most serious right now.
Lexilex: Which one have the most girls coming up to you?
Travis Porter: I knew you were going to ask that!
Lexilex: No, I always ask this question because people are crazy. What do they do?
Travis Porter: Strap, what do they do? (laughter) They turn into different people, I don’t even know what, and aliens I guess. Like this girl came up to me in the mall, she said ‘oh my God, you’re Travis Porter,’ and I said something like ‘You’re cool’ and she said ‘Oh my God, say you swear to God!’
Lexilex: You have a lot of music on the MySpace. How many mix tapes do you have?
Travis Porter: Three. We have a mix tape coming out with G-Fresh. He’s a white boy producer so we’ve done a lot of songs with him. Hopefully by the end of the this year, we’ll sign to a major and sign to a major album.
Lexilex: Then we have another mix tape coming out which would be four. Looking forward to an album. That’s major. We have people doing dances at the club, we have girls screaming in the malls, we have four mix tapes, working on an album… does that put major pressure on you knowing that you’re trying to produce an album for the masses?
Travis Porter: Naw, it’s no pressure. We don’t think, we just do it. At first, it was pressure when we were in school with our work but we got that together.
Lexilex: Will you be making fun of white people on the album?
Travis Porter: Um…we don’t know just let what the sound will be. We don’t think, just do it.
Lexilex: You all remind me a lot of Outkast. Do you get that a lot?
Travis Porter: Yeah, that’s an influence. Andre 3000 is a personal partner of ours. That’s our partner and ‘em.
Lexilex: Anyone else that you get your style from?
Travis Porter: T.I. and Lil’ Wayne.
Lexilex: How did you get so good at free styling? It was so smooth and consistent.
Travis Porter: There it goes again, don’t think… just do it. If you think, you’ll be messing up. (Ali) I can’t free style. (Quez) Yeah, he can’t free style but he’s getting better at it.
Lexilex: In the video, it didn’t seem like it.
Travis Porter: He can but he can’t.
Lexilex: Do you freestyle all of your music?
Travis Porter: Some but not all.
Lexilex: Are you working with a lot of different producers or only DJ Teknikz.
Travis Porter: DJ Spinz, CSI, Duck, 706, everybody Donovan Clark, G-Fresh.
Lexilex: A lot of up and coming producers?
Travis Porter: Yeah, all of them are.
Lexilex: Are you going to get into writing for other people.
Travis Porter: Most definitely, we just have to get us straight first. Family first.
Lexilex: Wow… okay, cool! Any up and coming producers?
Travis Porter: Space Invasion and I’m a Differenter. We’re on DJ smalls mix tape. We’re on a bunch of mix tapes. We have Teach her how to ball video coming up. We have a DVD coming but we didn’t name it yet. We have a video for the Baddest Bitch coming up too.
Lexilex: What else is coming up?
Travis Porter: I’m getting a new tattoo tomorrow. We’re going to Augusta & Savannah – shout outs to them. Shout out to Teknikz. We also have a song called Shiiid. We have a show coming up with Gucci Mane and J-Money.
Lexilex: What’s that like doing a show with Gucci Mane?
Travis Porter: It’s cool he’s a regular person, like us.
Lexilex: Anything else you want to add?
Travis Porter: Yeah, you look like my sister.
Lexilex: Anything else?
Travis Porter: Twitter.com/IamTravis Porter. Myspace.com/WhoisTravisPorter. And we have WhoIsTravisPorter.com coming up.
Lexilex: Cool. I appreciate this, and I wish you all of the success as you go forward. You’re about to take over Georgia pretty soon! Now I know, who Travis Porter is.
Travis Porter: Can we get some grits and eggs?
Lexilex: yeah they have it!
Travis Porter: Where?
Lexilex: At the Waffle House!
Thursday, August 6, 2009
The two girls—Wayne’s 10-year-old daughter, Reginae Carter, and Zonnique Pullins, the 13-year-old daughter of T.I.’s girlfriend, Tiny—are looking to land a reality series as one-half of preteen-singing group, the OMG Girls.
According to the New York Post, the starlets in the making have linked with Ish Entertainment, which produced T.I.’s MTV series Road to Redemption, to pitch the show about their singing group.
The girls will joining Bahjah and Lourdes Rodriguez (11- and 10-years-old, respectively), both daughters of Silk singer Jonathen “John-John” Rasboro.
T.I.’s longtime girlfriend Tameka “Tiny” Cottle and Weezy’s daughter’s mom Antonia “Toya” Carter, joined forces earlier this summer for their own show on BET, Tiny & Toya. –John Kennedy
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
/songwriter The Dream, along with rapper Fabolous, already share the same Def Jam Records
imprint, but now they both share the cover of the August 2009 issue of XXL Magazine, which also doubled as the “Hip-Hop Soul Issue.”
This special edition
of the popular hip-hop magazine focuses on the connection between hip-hop and R&B and will feature interviews with “Loso” and “The American Dream,” in addition to an essay on the history of hip-hop soul and a package featuring the Top 10 Hip-Hop Soul singers, songwriters and producers to look out for in 2010. You get all of this and much more in the August issue of XXL, which hits stands July 7th.
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
Garrett is responsible for a series of chart-topping compositions, most notably Usher's "Yeah!", Ciara's breakout track "Goodies" Teairra Mari's debut single "Make Her Feel Good" and Chris Brown's debut single "Run It!". He is in a production duo with Swizz Beatz, and together they produced several Beyoncé Knowles singles: "Diva", "Ring the Alarm", "Get Me Bodied", "Upgrade U" and "Check on It". He also writes often over productions by Polow da Don. Garrett is currently working on a new album by Whitney Houston.
Garrett has also recently embarked on a career as a performer, writing and co-producing his own single "Grippin'".  His debut album Turbo 919 was released June 24, 2008, on his own record label, "Bet I Penned It Music".
Garrett's catch-phrase, which is featured in multiple songs he has produced, is "Smash on the radio, bet I penned it." Also, Sean Garrett has become good friends with Ludacris. Ludacris has collaborated on Garrett's debut single of Turbo 919, "Grippin'". In return, Garrett was featured on Ludacris's first single "What Them Girls Like", alongside Chris Brown, off Theater of the Mind. He recently reunited with Ciara and is currently working on her third studio album "Fantasy Ride" due out early 2009. He has also written and produced a song called "I Did It for Love", in which he is featured and appearing on the video, with Korean popstar BoA for her first eponymous English album.
It seems like just yesterday the former host of Soul Train, was cross-dressing as the big lip bandit known as Wanda on FOX’s In Living Color during the early-mid 90’s; but more evident today Jamie Foxx’s talent is divinely entertaining.
In 2004 playing the celebrated life of Ray Charles in Ray, Foxx undeniably won a plethora of new fans world-wide; not to mention the motion-picture brought his first Academy Award and a striking friendship with The Color Purple’s Sofia b.k.a. Oprah Winfrey.
Shortly thereafter in 2005 Jamie Foxx released Unpredictable on J Records shared by Alicia Keys, Mario and also headed by notorious executive Clive Davis. This album proved Foxx as a systemizer and a very concentrated musician. He expressed “numerous” times over “what women really want” on joints like “Can I Take You Home” written by Static/Major (Lollipop by Lil’ Wayne/ Try Again by Aaliyah) and produced by Über-Music Producer, Timbaland.
Also crooning like his predecessors Ginuwine and R. Kelly, Jamie Foxx knows how to bring his savvy yet witty stage presence; to get a rise out of everyone just like in his stellar medley performance at the 2006 BET Awards of “DJ Play a Love Song” showcasing his lip-locking session with American Idol Season 3-winner, Fantasia and (she’s still salivating over it).
His latest release, Intuition delivers more keen vocals fused with an obsession of auto-tunes; hence the hit-single “Blame It” featuring T-Pain which peaked #2 on The Billboard’s Hot 100 charts. On the track Jamie Foxx describes subtle pleasures when inebriated after an eventful night at the club. Musically, Jamie Foxx is still vulgar but a gentleman who can romance any woman and quite a few men – being just that good; call him Soul-Singer, Maxwell’s competition.
As the tour already kicked off earlier this month in Las Vegas, Jamie Foxx expects a non-stop party throughout the entirety of the show. Once lured to the venue, don’t expect him to throttle back. Get tickets early (pay bills later); the extraordinary Jamie Foxx takes on the Amway Arena in Orlando, FL on Sunday August 30,2009. Über-MUSIC fans this is by far the summer’s hottest ticket. For a full-listing of tour dates, click here.
Monday, August 3, 2009
Soulja Boy showing off his new found jewelry idea which is a "Remote Control Lambo Chain" That actually works.lol Soulja Boy is very successful so why not flaunt his success to the world. And What better way to show off your success than Buying a Remote Control Chain??? lol Big ups to soulja boy!!!
Checkout Soulja Boy In His Youtube Video Showin us a Demo Of The Chain!!!!http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3S95Mh4-BX8
Sunday, August 2, 2009
Jada Koren Pinkett: September 18, 1971 in Baltimore, Maryland.
How Will and Jada Met: Will and Jada first met in 1995 when she auditioned for the role of Smith's girlfriend on "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" show. She was turned down because she was considered to be too short for the part.
Will said that Jada didn't think he was funny when they first met. "We were together for two years before she even laughed at something I said! She thinks I'm hilarious now, it just took her some time to work into it, but we connected intellectually ... We connected intellectually and worked into the comedic side."Source: Allheadlinenews.comWill proposed to Jada in November 1997.
Wedding Date: December 31, 1997.
Their secret New Year's Eve wedding was held in Baltimore at the Cloisters Mansion.
For her wedding, Jada wore a champagne-colored silk and velvet gown by Badgley Mischka. TRÂ-KNOX reportedly sang at the wedding.
Will was 29 years old and Jada was 26 years old when they married.
Will and Jada said they would like to renew their vows on their tenth anniversary.
Previous Marriages: Will had one previous marriage.
Sheree Elizabeth Zampino: Sheree Zampino was born on November 16, 1967 in New York. They met in 1991 at a taping of the "A Different World" show. Sheree and Will were married on May 9, 1992. Will was 24 years old and Sheree was 25 years old. They divorced in December 1995.
Children: Will Smith has three children.
Willard Christopher "Trey" Smith III: Born in 1992. His mother is Sheree Zampino.
Jaden Christopher Syre Smith: Born on July 8, 1998. His mother is Jada Pinkett. Jaden starred in the movie The Pursuit of Happyness with his father.
Willow Camille Reign Smith: Born on October 31, 2000. Her mother is Jada Pinkett.
Education: Will attended Overbrook High School in Winfield. Smith turned down a scholarship to M.I.T. to pursue his acting and singing career.
Jada majored in Dance and Choreography at the Baltimore School for the Arts, and in Theater at the North Carolina School for the Arts.
Occupations and Interests: Will: Will is an actor, singer, and owns, with his brother Harry Smith, Treyball Development Inc.
Will enjoys playing chess.
Jada: Jada is an actress, singer, clothing designer, video director, and the lead singer/lyicist of the band Wicked Wisdom. She was Miss Maryland 1988.
Together, they established the Will and Jada Smith Family Foundation to fund charitable organizations in Baltimore, Philadelphia, and other cities. The focus of the foundation is on youth educational projects and urban, inner-city, family welfare.
Residence: Will and Jada live on a 100-acre ranch in the mountains near Malibu, California. They share it will several rottweilers.
They have talked in the past about having a home in South Africa.
Quotes about the Love and Marriage of Will Smith and Jada Pinkett: Will on the key to domestic bliss: "Really, really good sex. I'm really good at it. (Also) we talk a lot. Sometimes people hear us talking and think we over-talk situations but communication is everything." Source: Starpulse.com
Jada: "I will throw my career away before I let it break up our marriage. I made it clear to Will. I'd throw it away completely."Source: USA Weekend
Will about Jada: "With Jada I stood up in front of God and my family and said, 'till death us do part'. Divorce cannot be an option ... I honestly believe there is no woman for me but Jada. No-one can handle me the way she does ... Once you feel someone locked in on you, it's no contest. This is it. I can't imagine what anyone else would offer."Source: East London Advertiser
Will: "Families are like a business. The key is one person having a vision of what it needs to be and being able to pull everyone together. That's Jada for sure."Source: USA Weekend
Will about Jada: "She's someone I can talk to about anything."Source: Ebony, February 1997, page 57.
Jada about Will: "When we met, I never thought in a million years that Will Smith and I would be together."Source: Ebony, February 1997, page 57.
Will on open marriage: Although Will Smith has said he would never cheat on his wife without first asking permission, he has been quoted as saying, "In our marriage vows, we didn't say 'forsaking all others.' The vow that we made was that you will never hear that I did something after the fact ... If it came down to it, then one spouse can say to the other, 'Look, I need to have sex with somebody. I'm not going to if you don't approve of it - but please approve of it.'"Source: Female First
"It's all about being credible," Wayans said in a group interview on Tuesday in Beverly Hills, Calif. after a press conference for Dance Flick. "For me, I would love people to be able to cross genres and do it in a way where your audience believes you and you're appropriate."
Wayans added: "For G.I. Joe it was all about me being appropriate and just being mature about my decisions of when to be funny and when not to be. It's always a challenge. They may try and put you inside of a little box, but I know that, talent-wise, I look at my filmography and I'm able to do a lot. I've played a junkie in Requiem [for a Dream], a white woman in White Chicks. I played a little person in Little Man. I played a weedhead in Scary Movie. Now I get to finally play a hero, and I get to play a hero with some humor."
And Wayans wasn't just pretending to play action hero: He did many of his own stunts, which felt pretty real, he said. "Yeah, I did actually most of it, unfortunately," he said. "It was scary as hell hanging from a 20-story building."
Coming from smaller-budgeted comedies, Wayans found the set of Joe an eye-opener. "Oh, it's a $200 million movie, 190 or something crazy like that," he said. "For me it was like, 'Wow.' Just checking out what kind of craft service they had was something special. The makeup trailer was as big as my house. It was a whole 'nother different production. But I've got to say that most of it, and the value, is on the screen. When you see the stuff from the movie, every piece of material I saw on it blows me away. I'm just going, 'Wow, I'm in that.'"
Still, Wayans promises he gives the same quality performance as he did in the $19 million-budgeted Scary Movie. "No, it doesn't change the work," he said. "It makes you work harder, because you know you have this huge budget on your head, and it makes everybody more on point and nobody slacks, but you get really cool costumes, you get incredible gadgets, and you get stuff that you ain't gonna get for $19 million. I can't see them making the kind of aircraft that they made for G.I. Joe for $19 million."
G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra opens Aug. 7.
YOU BE THE JUDGE!!!!
Saturday, August 1, 2009
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