Friday, July 30, 2010

WTF Alert: And You're Going To be Someone's Mother?!?!?

Where they do that at? Who in the hell told her she looked good? And you're going to be raising a child? I just hope she doesn't have a little girl!

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Off The Air: Women vs. Men in The Morning Maddhouse Studio

The Lowdown for July 29, 2010

The Dirty Laundry

Vote Wyclef for President!
Earlier this week I told you about the possibility of Wyclef running for president of Haiti. Well the New York post is claiming that it is official! His reps say he has submitted paperwork and other sources say he'll make his official announcement within the next 2 weeks!

Dame Dash Auction
Poor, poor Dame Dash! His New York City loft is on the auction block. He bought it in "04" for $3.875 million and eventually became unable to make the....get this 78 thousand a month mortgage payments. He tried to sell it for $7.9 million but that was an epic fail; so it was foreclosed and went to auction yesterday! Damn.

Chris Tucker Starring in Money Talks 2
Speaking of money issues! Chris Tucker will be starring in Money Talks 2 and get this...his co-star this time will be the I, the R, and the S. Yep, money talks and the IRS wants some good conversation from Chris! He supposedly owes $11 million in back taxes. He also owes about $3.5 million to the state of California!

New Celeb Engaged!
Congratulations to Tamera Mowry; you know the twins Tia and Tamera. Well she's engaged now!

TI's Wedding Hushhh....
Speaking of weddings, put on your running shoes because TI is giving us the run around about his wedding. We've all been speculating on when he's going to marry Tiny. Well he's officially no help in clearing up the confusion. He said, "I am not at the liberty to discuss confirm or deny any allegations." He further cleared things up saying "You may or may not see a lot of different things. I cannot confirm any of these things." Yeah, thanks for that info TI…really helpful!

Rick Ross Checked A Real Boss
Well, Rick Ross checked Michael Jordan about his comments about Lebron's move to Miami. Ross said, "We not gonna tolerate those comments Mike...Let Lebron handle his business."

Big Boi Wants You To Get To Steppin
Speaking of business, Big Boi is definitely handling his! He's teamed up with Converse to release a limited edition Chuck Taylors!

J. Cole Speaks Up!
Well, J. Cole, who has had some controversy with his video for "who dat" has finally responded to Fayetteville State University's chancellor calling out the FSU cheerleaders who were in the video. J Cole said, "That's something that happens all the time in the black community. It's like a generational gap. They can't see past. They can't see the good...they can't see past the curse words". Side note: He'll be here for SummerFest 2010, August 7th! Get your tickets.

Chart Spots
Eminem's got the #1 spot still with 176,000 copies of Teflon Don moving. Drake's "Thank Me Later is #4. And Big Boi's "Sir Lucious Leftfoot is at #5.

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Wednesday, July 28, 2010

The Lowdown for July 28, 2010

The Dirty Laundry

Did Michael Jackson Have a Love Child?
A woman, who lives in the Netherlands, is claiming that she is the love child of Michael Jackson and Diana Ross! She says that when she was 9 years old, Katherine Jackson had her abducted by 7 people (who all were later murdered) and taken to Belgium! Now she’s come forward so that she can get her deserved inheritance and oh yeah, take care of her brothers and sisters! Sounds a bit like a fantasy…

And in other MJ news, Rodney Jerkins aka Dark Child is planning on releasing a new MJ album featuring unreleased tracks. Although it hasn’t officially been cleared yet, he says it’s coming soon!

Rihanna Got a New Gig
Speaking of coming soon, Rihanna will be making her big screen debut in a new movie, which is an adaption of the board game Battleship. It’s set for release in May 2012.

Is Common Giving Up On Music?
Common may just jump ship and stop making music now that the acting roles are steadily coming in! He’s signed on to play a bi-racial freed slave in an AMC pilot called Hell on Wheels. Production starts next month.

Foxy Got Dropped Like a Bad Habit
Foxy Brown needs a big cup of some "getittogether" juice! She suffered another blow yesterday when her lawyer quit right before she was due in court yesterday for violating a restraining order against her neighbor.

Beyonce’s Got Big Bucks
Beyonce is proving that more money DOES NOT mean more problems! She‘s ranked #1 on the Forbes Best paid Celebrities Under 30 list. She brought in $87 million last year! Lemme hold something B!

I’m Yasmin Young and that’s the Dirty Dirty, No Detergent baby! For even more, tune in to The Morning Maddhouse at 7:10 am on Power 98!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Death Becomes Her: Thunder Road @ Carowinds

The Lowdown for July 27, 2010

The Dirty Laundry

Did Jermaine Dupri Threaten A Blogger?
Jermaine Dupri allegedly told blogger Sandra Rose that he was going to have her killed! She’s claiming that he threatened her after she posted and article titled “How The Mighty Have Fallen: Jermaine Dupri Rebounds.” Supposedly JD is telling people he was drunk during the call!

When It Comes To His Kids…It's not a GAME!
Well alcohol and rappers don’t mix! The Game proved that at one of his recent shows. Someone threw beer on stage and unfortunately (for the guy) The Game’s kids were there and he didn’t take to kindly to it! Two people from Game’s entourage jumped off stage and had a stern conversation with the guy...and by stern, I mean an ass whooping!

Does Mario Have Anger Management Issues?
Speaking of getting it in, Mario might need to make his way to some anger management classes! He allegedly punched the sound engineer at the annual Rochester MusicFest. Word is he missed sound check and showed up to perform late, so when he went over his allotted time, the sound man cut his show. And that’s when Mario went all ROCKY BALBOA on him!

DMX Goes Back Home
Maybe I need to make my prison reservation, cus DMX spends so much time behind bars he’s beginning to make me think it’s a nice place to! Anywho, he’s going back to jail. This time he’s surrendering to L.A. authorities in connection to a 2002 reckless driving conviction.

C-Murder to Get Special Attention
In other jail bird news, C-Murder is getting some special attention. He’s serving a mandatory life sentence for the 2002 murder of a 16 year old, but now a special panel in new Orleans is examining his case to see if there was any judicial misconduct.

Diddy THINKS He Runs the City…but Not So Much!
Even though Diddy thinks he runs New York City, NYC says otherwise! They claim he owes almost $1 million for illegally putting up posters a few years back. They also want Doug E. Fresh to ante up on the almost $200,000 they claim he owes in business taxes.

President Wyclef?
We could be calling Wyclef president in the future! It’s only speculation for now, but there is a possibility that Wyclef could run for president of Haiti. He’s not confirming or denying it, but his rep did say, “If and when a decision is made, media will be alerted immediately.’

I’m Yasmin Young and that’s the Dirty Dirty, no Detergent baby! For even more, tune in to the Morning Maddhouse at 7:10 am!

Want To Dance on TV?

The audition process for the upcoming CBS reality-competition series GOT TO DANCE (working title) has started. To get a leg up on the competition and apply for the chance to appear on GOT TO DANCE and audition for Paula Abdul, prospective dancers can log on to for an application and further details. This is a nationwide search open to all U.S. residents. There is no age limit or minimum. Dancers can perform any type or style of dance, as an individual or in a group.

WTF Alert: What The Foxy?!?!

Foxy Brown performing at B.B. King in NYC. Um, hmmm, where do i begin? I don't even know where to I won't! This is more than words could ever say!!

Monday, July 26, 2010

The Lowdown for July 26, 2010

The Dirty Laundy

Brian You Are Not The Father!
Good news for Brian McKnight! He’s off the hook for over $300,00 in back child support. A Florida woman said he was the father of her 14 year old, but Brian took a DNA test and found out he’s not that baby’s pappy!

Drake’s Got Reason to Celebrate
Drake’s debut album, Thank Me Later, which was released in June, has officially been certified platinum.

Dr. Dre Is being Sued
Speaking of platinum, Dr. Dre is being sued for one million dollars! Paramount studios, where Dre has recorded for the past 10 years, is suing him for breach of contract, saying he agreed to pay them the $1.2 million he owed by July 13th, but has yet to write the check!

Lil Kim Has Issues With Everyone
Well it seems like Lil Kim has issues with almost every female rapper! But Eve said she and Kim were able to get passed their beef because of dogs!! Eve said they were sitting across from each other at a M.A.C. Cosmetics dinner and started talking about their pets. It was through that conversation that they were able to kiss & make up!

Young Buck: 50 Cent Ruined Me
Speaking of beef, Young Buck is accusing 50 Cent of destroying his career. Buck, who was dismissed from G-Unit in 2008, says 50 has done everything he can to keep buck from working. He said plenty of artists have reached out to him to collab but that 50 won’t approve it! Buck says 50 wants to destroy his life from a silent-sided way of doing things!

The Dream & Christina Milian Saga
I bet The Dream and Christina Milian will have some major beef soon! Christina just filed a legal response to the divorce papers that The Dream filed back in February. She wants the judge to throw out his papers because the relationship was not irretrievably broken, but was destroyed rather, by Dream’s cheating. She’s also claiming that the only reason she signed a settlement agreement that waived alimony or ownership rights is because she was 9 months pregnant and in no condition to be signing important documents!

Michael Jackson To Be Honored
Michael Jackson will be inducted into the Hall of Fame at the National Museum of Dance next month.

Al Jarreau Collapses
Al Jarreau is in critical condition after collapsing before a gig last Thursday.

Box Office Report
Inception still has the top spot after bringing in $43.5 million this weekend. Salt opened in 2nd with $36.5 million and Despicable Me fell to third with $24.1 million!

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Friday, July 23, 2010

New Music: J. Cole f. Hot Yella - Who Dat

Foxy Brown Getting Arrested

Chelsey Lately With Lil Jon, Rick Ross & Big Boi

I love this chick!

Rick Ross, Lil Jon & Big Boi Talk Big Booties On Chelsea Lately! Lil Jon Explains How To Get Underneath That Thang + Chelsea Says She'd Smash Ross

New Video: Marques Houston f. Rick Ross - Pullin On Her Hair

The Lowdown for July 23, 2010

The Dirty Dirty

Good News For Lloyd Banks
Good news for Lloyd Banks! charges against him were dismissed by an Ontario Judge last week. He and his crew were accused of assaulting a booking agent. Two other men were freed on all charges and one person pleaded guilty to assault.

Domestic Violence
Speaking of Charges, Bryan Abrams from Color Me Badd, memba them, "I Wanna Sex You Up." Ok sorry I digress! Anyway he was arrested on charges of domestic violence after allegedly throwing his wife across the room.

DMX's Wife Staying Busy
Well, DMX's wife is staying busy! Not only is she working on a tell all book. She's currently shopping a reality show that will follow her and her family as the quote, "cope with a husband and father that has let them down over an over again!" Ok, tell it all girl!

Christina Milian Might Be Delusional
Ok we might have jumped on team Milian too soon! I actually felt sorry for Christina Milian, but now not so much! TMZ reported that the Dream DID file for divorce shortly after their daughter was born in Febuary of this year! In the papers, The Dream declares, there is no hope for reconciliation! Ouch!

Swizz Beats & Alicia Getting Hitched Soon
When one ends, another begins, Swizz beats is saying he and Alicia Keys are not getting married this week but he said it will be much sooner!

TI & Tiny Getting Married
TI and Tiny are in Hawaii getting ready for their upcoming wedding! Also, TI is trying to lock down a Lady Gaga collab for his song Lick It! Tip said, "I have a lot of respect for her individulity".

Halle Berry has an Addiction!
Someone get Halle Berry to Rehab! She's officially an addict! She's signed on for the upcoming film shoe addicts anonymous.

For a minute there, I though 50cent needed anger management, but he recently said that he's done beefing! During a radio interview he said, "In the future, because I've been kind of captured as the actual bad guy...I will make a point to not even respond." Good for 50!

Lupe Fiasco Fan Album!
Lupe Fiasco fans are trying to do some good on his behalf! They have petitioned his record lable, Atlantic Records to finally release his upcoming album Lasers! They sent a letter saying, "Enough is Enough", we demand that you stop playing around and give us the album that we have been highly anticipating!

Box Office
Speaking of anticipation, I know a lot of people have been waiting for Salt staring Angelina Jolie! That's in theaters this weekend. You can also watch Ramona & Beezus!

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Thursday, July 22, 2010

The Lowdown for July 22, 2010

The Dirty Dirty Audio

Dash not over Jigga?
Ok, Dame Dash and Jay-Z fell out about 2005, so I'm not sure why he's still talking about Jay-Z, but he recently told the Village Voice that people stabbed him in the back and did what a criminal would do. And you know the "people" he was talking about is Jigga! Move on!

Fabolous Saved by Waiter!
Well Fabolous was moving too fast! He left his book of rhymes on the table at Morton's Steakhouse, and these are for his new album "There is No Competition 2." Fortunately the waiter ran him down in the parking lot and returned it.

Rick Ross Gets Called Out…Again!
Rick Ross is under fire from another crime boss. John Gotti's grandson Carmine isn't happy with Ross using the original Teflon Don because none of the changes they threw at him stuck! Carmine said "He should have asked for permission. A stand up, respectable guy would come and ask, 'If I could use the nickname,'" Carmine said. "I think he’s a great artist, but you can’t just start calling yourself that to sell records …He wants to go for that whole image, but hey, be yourself. Only in America can you go from being a corrections officer to calling yourself 'Teflon Don.'"

TI Speaks About Prison
Well, TI definitely isn't the Teflon Don cus we know his charges stuck! And he spoke to Complex magazine about his time in prison. He said he was on a path of positivist before he went to prison, and now he's got to work to get back on that path!

Weezy Weighs In on Lebron
Lil Wayne seems to be making the best of his time behind bars. He added a new post to his blog. This time giving his 2 cents on Lebron's move to Miami. Wayne says, "I believe that this Miami team will be explosive as intended. Anything less than an NBA championship title would be uncivilized!

Lil Kim Called It…Foxy Brown Is Crazy
Speaking of prison, Foxy Brown could end up in the big house! She was arrested yesterday in New York City after allegedly violating a protection order one of her neighbors has against her! The neighbor says Foxy screamed on her. But Foxy's manager says its not true!

Dr. Dre Goes Bill Gates?
One thing that is true is that Dr. Dre and Hewlett Packard have teamed up to release limited edition lay tops, billed as the1st laptop built for music.

On the Charts
Speaking of music, Eminem's Recovery is the nation's #1 album for the 4th week. Drake's Thank Me Later is #3. Big Boi’s Sir Lucious Leftfoot fall to #14.

Weezy Weigh's In On Lebron

The Tricks of the Trade
by Dwayne Carter

Oh Lebron! The recent move by the Miami Heat confirms that we will someday soon have that good ole basketball back with all due respect to the Lakers-Celtics 7 game series. This move reminds me of the days when it was Johnson, Worthy, and Jabbar vs. Bird, Parrish, and McHale, or Thomas, Dumars, and Lambeer. Well now we have Bryant, Gasol, Bynum, and Pierce, Allen, Garnett, and ultimately, Wade, Bosh, and James! Do expect this to become “protocol” to win an NBA title. As for many more teams have and will be stacking their rosters with stars.

I believe that this Miami team will be explosive as intended. Anything less than an NBA championship title will be uncivilized. 72-10 anybody?. Well with Wade at the 1 and Lebron at the 2 or vice versa even, or Mario Chalmers at the 1, Wade at the 2, and Bron at the 3… Wow! Not to mention that I didn’t mention Bosh, who can live at the 4 or 5. Zone defense will be a must against this team. That’s 3 players on the court that commands a double team. Just imagine those guys on a fast break, the defender back peadaling… Wade can take it to the hole or throw it up and you know Bron. Bron is going to get it… or dish it back to a trailing Chris Bosh who will definitely finish at the rim… again, wow! Or how about Wade at the 3-point line, Bosh setting the pick, and Lebron in the passing lane. And if you collapse on them, don’t forget that Chalmers can knock down the shot. I bet that they lead the league in alley-oops. And they’re all young! Scary! Hey, what if Pat Riley returns to the sidelines and it ends up being the Lakers vs. Heat in the finals? Riley vs. Jackson! Epic! Gasol on Bosh, Ron-Ron on Bron-Bron, and Kobe on Wade… wow!

Also, beware of the Bulls. Boozer will fit in well because they’re similar to Utah in many ways. A nice guard surrounded by the shooters. With the addiction of Korrer and Rose should be able to shine brighter. The Bulls led the league in the rebounds last season and I’m sure they will again with Boozer and Noah.

Boston is the team of bad knees! With J. O’neal joining the squad, it adds another big man but his knees are always questionable. So is Garnett’s and now Perkins. But still expect them to do well in the east.

The Knicks are injury prone as well. Not only are their spirits injured from not getting The King, but Amare’s an injury threat as well as Turiaf and Randolph. If they can stay healthy, then expect Amare and Randolph to be beasts in the paint. Raymond Felton is no Steve Nash but he’s a solid point guard. He should do well with Stoudemire. I’m not sure about Orlando in the east this upcoming season. I mean Duhon isn’t exactly a good move but it has potential.

As for the West, Minnesota is stacked now with Beasley, Jefferson, Love, and Milicic. Golden State looks good with Curry and Lee. Though I’m not sure if we can expect Lee to brab all these boards in the west. Too many big men. As for the east is full of guards.

I can’t wait to see how teams stack up next season when those other big name players hit the market. Maybe Melo and Tony Parker to the Knicks? Or Chris Paul and Derrin Williams to the Lakers? They’re gonna have to do something! Good ole basketball.

The Tricks of the Trade.

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Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Re-Segregating Schools In North Carolina?

RALEIGH, N.C. – Protesters and police scuffled Tuesday at a school board meeting in North Carolina over claims that a new busing system would resegregate schools, roiling racial tensions reminiscent of the 1960s.

Nineteen people were arrested, including the head of state NAACP chapter who was banned from the meeting after a trespassing arrest at a June school board gathering.

"We know that our cause is right," the Rev. William Barber said shortly before police put plastic handcuffs on his wrists before the meeting started.

Inside, more than a dozen demonstrators disrupted the meeting by gathering around a podium, chanting and singing against the board's policies.

After several minutes, Raleigh police intervened and asked them to leave. When they refused, the officers grabbed arms and tried to arrest the protesters. One child was caught in the pushing and shoving, as was school board member Keith Sutton, who was nearly arrested before authorities realized who he was.

"Hey, hey, ho, ho, resegregation has got to go," some protesters chanted.

Sutton said he went into the crowd to try and calm things down and encourage officers not to use such strong force. He said he felt insulted that he almost got arrested and believes the officer who tried to detain him owes him an apology.

"I'm just real dismayed and disappointed," Sutton said.

The Wake County School Board has voted multiple times over the last several months to scrap the district's diversity policy, which distributed students based on socioeconomics and for years had been a model for other districts looking to balance diversity in schools. Several school board members elected last year have built a majority in favor of focusing on neighborhood schools.

The board's chairman, Ron Margiotta, said the panel would not be distracted in its effort to "provide choice and increased stability for families."

"This board does not intend to create high poverty or low-performing schools," he said to scoffs from the crowd.

At a morning rally that drew 1,000 people, speakers quoted Martin Luther King Jr., remembered the days of segregated water fountains and likened the current situation to the landmark Brown v. Board of Education battle. Barber talked about America's legacy of racial strife to galvanize the crowd.

"Too many prayers were prayed," Barber said. "Too many lives were sacrificed. Too much blood was shed. Too many tears were shed. We can't turn back now."

Barber's supporters believe the new policy will resegregate schools. They carried signs that read: "Segregate equals hate" and "History is not a mystery. Separate is always unequal."

George Ramsay, a white former student body president of Enloe High School, said it was necessary to keep the diversity policy in place to prepare students for an increasingly connected world.

"It is shortsighted to ignore the way students like me have been enriched by diversity," Ramsay said.

(This version CORRECTS Edits third paragraph to add first reference to NAACP leader Barber and edits eighth paragraph to correct the last name of the board member mentioned in a previous paragraph.)

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WTF Alert: Britney Spears Hair

WTF Alert: What In The HELL Is Going On With Britney Spears Hair??? This is discusting! Where is her stylist? Her manager? Her kids? Gzus!

Was Kat Stacks Lying This Whole Time? just learned that GROUPIE EXTRAORDINAIRE Katt Stacks was likely LYING about er exploits with BOW WOW, and NELLY, and FABOLOUS.

Well how do we know this. Because her BEST FRIEND, a video model named Jenna Shea put Katt ON BLAST.

According to Jenna, Katt got all the rapper's numbers from her . . and that all her stories are FAKES!!

Reggie Bush's New GF

New Video: Nicki Minaj - Your Love

What do you think? Do you like it? Leave comments below!

The Lowdown for July 21, 2010

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Ice-T Loses His Cool
Ice-To was arrested in NYC yesterday by a “punk b***h rookie,” according to his wife Coco’s Twitter page. Apparently, Coco and Ice-T were riding and got pulled over for allegedly not wearing their seat belts. It was then determined that Ice-T was driving on a suspended license, so they took him into custody, processed and then released him. Ice-T jumped on Twitter and proclaimed that he’s innocent!

Lil Kim Says Foxy Brown is Loco!
According to Lil Kim, maybe Foxy Brown should be taken into custody…at the insane asylum! Lil Kim told Black Voices that Foxy is off her rocker! She said, “One moment she got something bad to say about me, one moment she got something good to say. I don't like that flip flop sh*t, that just means that you're still crazy!” I’m guessing that since her beef with Nicki Minaj didn’t work out in her favor she’s back to the BASIC…chick that is!

Ja Rule’s Jump-off Is Wildin’!
Speaking of crazy, Ja Rule’s Jump-off musta lost her ever-loving mind! She got on Twitter and talking wild crazy about Ja Rule’s wife. Word is that wifey confronted her first, which is what started the Twitter war! This should get interesting!

B.O.B. is Taking His Adventures On The Road
Congrats are in order for B.O.B.! he announced that he’s headlining his first tour, the Shooting for the Stars Tour. He’ll be on the road August through November. I’ll give you those dates soon, so stay tuned!

Kelly Wants Her Fan’s Help
Kelly Rowland, who pushed back her upcoming album, wants your help! She wants fans to help her name the album! Visit her website ( and submit your suggestion!

Young Jeezy Says You Can’t Rush Perfection
Speaking of albums, Young Jeezy has pushed back his already late album, Thug Motivation, yet again! It was originally scheduled for June 22, then August 31, and now September 28th.

I’m Yasmin Young and that’s The Dirty Dirty…No Detergent baby! For even more, tune in to The Morning Maddhouse at 7:10 am! on Power 98

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

50 Busts Shots Again

Behind the Music: Usher

The Lowdown for July 20, 2010

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Nick Finally Denies Pregnancy Rumors
Nick Cannon is denying rumors that his wifey, miss Mariah Carey is preggers. He said, "Mariah is not pregnant. The timing has to be right. But I can't wait to be a dad!"

Drake Thinks He’s Presidential
Well now that his face is on the side of a Virgin America airplane, Drake is aiming for the sky! He told Paper Magazine that he wants to play President Barack Obama in a movie. Drizzy said, "I hope somebody makes a movie about Obama’s life soon because I could play him. That’s the goal."

Snoop Dogg Calls It Quits
Bad news for Snoop Dogg! His Rich & Infamous clothing line, which debuted in 2008, has been discontinued due to poor sales and the economy!

Jay-Z & Beyonce Got Big Bank
Power couple Jay-Z and Beyonce didn’t seem to be affected by the economy! Both of them made the Forbes Magazine Top Music Earners of 2010 list. Beyonce was third with $87 million and Jay-Z was 6th with 63 million. I ain’t even mad at them!

Plies Is off The Hook
Good news for Plies on the money front! A civil lawsuit against him has been dismissed. It was regarding a shootout at a club in Gainesville, Florida. The Plaintiffs said plies Benefitted from the publicity and wanted a cash payout…but the judges said no go!

Too Short Denies Charges
Speaking of charges, Too Short is calling allegations against him of battery “untrue and exaggerated.” I told you yesterday that he was arrested in Boise, Idaho. He also told XXL, “Due to my work with young people in Oakland, I am extremely outraged at the way I am being portrayed.”

Beam Me Up Scotty: The Slick’Em P Edition
Slick’Em P of Pretty Ricky MUST NOT care about how he’s portrayed! A video surfaced of him snorting cocaine in a South Carolina hotel room!

Whitney Houston’s Still Not Clean
And even though she hasn’t been caught on tape yet, Whitney Houston is still allegedly getting high…to the tune of $300,000 per year! Dayum!

Frankie Joins Celebrity Rehab
Both Slick’Em and Whitney need to follow Keyshia Cole’s mother, Frankie, to Celebrity Rehab. Word is she’s the latest to join the cast to get clean…and get a check!

TI Wedding On Hold
There’s a rumor circulating that TI has been cheating on Tiny with Hoopz from Flavor of Love. And supposedly the wedding is on hold so that he can get his career back on track. But after talking with Kandi from Xscape, I don’t believe it!

Swizz Beats & Alicia Getting Hitched?
Another rumor swirling around in the streets is that Swizz Beats and Alicia Keys will be getting married this weekend on a yacht! We’ll see!

And real quick, Ludacris was honored by the charity, Developing Options, for promoting health consciousness in the African American community. And Charlotte’s own Special Ed, will headline an “old school takeover” show at Twitter’s headquarters in September!

New Releases
Rick Ross’s Teflon Don is in stores today. Ross joins forces with music’s elite, Jay-Z, Kanye West, Chrisette Michele, Raphael Saadiq for his 4th studio album!

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Monday, July 19, 2010

New Music: Brisco f. Lil Wayne - On The Wall

Brisco f. Lil Wayne - On The Wall
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50 Cent Talks "Black Magic"

The Dream's Full Statement

Reps for The Dream sent the following message to - and asked us to post it. Here it is:

In My Own Words:
First I want to thank God for the trials of life, without them we can’t know purpose!
I would love to tell the truth as to why my relationship wasn’t successful, but today that is between me and Christina. Its easy to say that it’s because of another woman or a new relationship but truthfully, IT’S NOT.
I take FULL RESPONSIBILITY for misleading everyone into thinking everything was fine and okay when we knew problems existed for awhile! I wanted to speak up but we decided it wasn’t for anyone to know. I would NEVER intentionally hurt a soul and everyone around me knows that! There was so much going on in me and Christina’s personal world that I tried to deal with it as delicately as I could and tried to regain my footing. Instead of being direct in order not to cause even more hurt or hurt someone’s feelings, I carried the weight in secret!
I am Human and people fall in and out of Love all the time… This is Life. Nothing’s promised or perfect, neither am I. I am not proud that I lost something we once had…LOVE! I’ve always been a Loving Father, Hard Worker, Generous, Stern and Eager to prove myself. My faults are I can be irresponsible and an ass sometimes, but I HAVE NEVER and WILL NEVER be a malicious person or wish harm to anyone, especially those I love or the mother of my child. I’m sorry for the embarrassment to everyone involved! If there’s anyone to blame and you can’t fathom this happening, please blame me and me alone for not being upfront! Even though we were trying to overcome personal things between us, I was just simply scared and embarrassed to let everyone know we WERE FAILING and HAVE NOW FAILED!
This is not to justify anything, it’s true emotion! It’s a real thing that involves real people! I’ve cried about this for months, after interviews, after prayer and I’ve tried to take my own life at a point because of the failure that was looming.
But I was reminded by my MOTHER that I am not “Superman” and its okay to lose sometimes…
This too shall pass! And everything will be fine!
~ Terius Nash ~

Case Closed: Nicki Minaj DID Get Booty Implants

WTF Alert: Krazie Bone Found Jehovah just learned that Krazie Bone, from the group BONE THUGZ and Harmony just made a big change. According to one of his friends, Krazie has decided to TURN HIS LIFE OVER TO GOD.

He's now a practicing member of the Jehovah's Witness Church.

Good for him.

WTF Alert: Slickem Of Pretty Ricky Sniffing Cocaine

Gone: Slickem Of Pretty Ricky Sniffing Cocaine At A Undisclosed Hotel In Charleston South Carolina!

New Video: Waka Flocka - Hard In The Paint

The Lowdown for July 19, 2010

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Drake Gets Sky High!
Well Drake is officially sky high. Virgin America Airlines just named a plane after him. Its got the cover of Thank Me Later is displayed on the side.

Weezy Owes Big Time
Well Drake maybe flying high but Weezy, not so much! According to tax records, Wayne owes $1.3 million to the government. The IRS filed a lien against him on June 3rd in Florida.

Wesley Snipes To Join Lil Wayne?
Lil Wayne may have some company behind bars soon! Wesley Snipes is finally going to jail. He was convicted of tax invasion a few years ago and had been appealing every since. But, the appeals court has finally spoken!

Bushwick Bill Phones Home!
Poor Bushwick Bill, he's getting cut short...or at least his stay here in the United States is! He's facing deportation back to Jamaica! He was in immigration court on Thursday supposedly because of being arrested and charged with a crime!

Life Is Too Short To Be Fighting.
It must be something in the water, cus all these 90's rappers are in legal trouble. Too Short was arrested in Boise, Idaho last week after allegedly getting into a fight at the Knitting Factory. He's charged with 3 counts of misdemeanor battery.

Rihanna Speaks Up!
Speaking of Battery, Rihanna is denying rumors that she reached out to Chris Brown after the BET Awards. Her people are saying the story is absolutely not true!

PETA Is Coming For Janet
One thing that is true is that Janet Jackson is the new face of fur manufacturer Black Glama. PETA, or the people for the ethical treatment of animals is pretty pissed! A PETA spokeswoman said..."It's amazing what celebrities will do when their careers are on a downside, but we didn't think that Janet was this desperate! WOW! Well, I personally think grown people should be able to dress themselves how they see fit...

Janet Jackson's BlackGlama Photoshoot

Christina Had A Dream
Speaking of grown folks, we know The Dream was doing grown folks things with his personal assistant and not his wife Christina Milian! Well, he's finally telling some of the truth about his separation. He issued a statement saying that he takes "full responsibility for misleading everyone into thinking everything was fine and ok when we knew problems misted for a while. And, Christina’s camp is on the offense, they said that The Dream was controlling and sabotaging her career! Mark my words, this is going to get ugly.

Light, Camara, Reailty!
Usher's Behind The Music come on VH1 tonight at 8:00pm.

Box Office
This weekend, Inception came in at #1 with 60.4 million. Despicable Me was # 2 with 32.7 million. 3rd was the Sorcerer's Apprentice with 17.3 million.

I’m Yasmin Young and that’s the Lowdown. For all the dirty dirty details, tune in to The Morning Maddhouse on Power 98!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

The Lowdown for July 15, 2010

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Ochocino Defends His Preference!
NFL player and reality star Chad Ochocinco is defending his dating preferences and new show. He told, "I'm not trying to appease you on my show. I'm trying to find happiness for me and it doesn't come from just dealing with one type of woman." You can check out his VH1 show The Ultimate Catch on Sundays.

MJ's Neverland To Become State Park
Well, Michael Jackson's Neverland ranch could become a state park! A California assemblyman is shopping the idea around. He's hoping that turning the 2,500-acre ranch into a park can bring in some money for California! We'll see what the Jackson family says about that!

Rick's Beef Mistake?
Rick Ross is all grown up now! He's finally admitted that starting beef with 50 Cent was a mistake. He told MTV that, "I realize I put a lot of pollution out there. That was apart of me learning! He said wow he's focused on prosperity and his bussiness.

Ne-Yo’s Bad Business?
Speaking of business, Ne-Yo and his booking agent may not have been handling theirs. Ne-Yo is being sued for $1 million by a Washington state promoter. The promoter alleges that when Ne-Yo didn't show to his 2008 New Year's Eve concert his reputation was damaged and his $95,000 wasn't returned. Damn Ne-Yo, you hustling them like that?

Drake's Game Plan!
Well, Drake is definitely hustling! Even though he just dropped an album last month, he's already on to the next one! He tweeted that he started working on his new album.

R&B Diva Take Shots
Mashonda is also back to work! She's back firing shots at Alicia Keys and Swizz Beats. She told Vibe that she thinks. "They will never understand or care about pain I went through." She also said that she has met Alicia Keys. Mashonda wouldn't let Alicia be around her and Swizz Beat's son without meeting her first.

Alicia’s Keys Charity Ball
Well in more positive A. Keys News, she's teamed up with Jay Z and Sade for the Annual Black Ball Charity event on September 30th. The show is going to benefit Alicia’s charity "Keep a Child Alive".

Sean Kingston Suspicious Activity
Well, Sean Kingston is being accused of sexual assault and drugging two women. Now, according to sources police have said the case is not credible. Supposedly 2 women showed up to a room where he was partying. Supposedly the women were drunk. One of the women said Kingston has sex with her, and left shortly before she has sex with two other men in the room. Supposedly police wanted to talk to Kingston but decided it wasn't necessarily to talk to him. We'll see, I don't think this is over yet.

Ty and Luda Speedin’!
Well, just when you thought The Fast and The Furious was over, Tyrese and Ludacris both confirmed that they're filming Fast Five.

Charts HOTs and NOTs
As for the charts, Eminem's Recovery is still #1. Drake's got the #2 spot. Big Boy's Sir Lucious Left Foot debuted at #3 with 62,000. And poor Kelis, her album Fleshton is at #46, only selling 8000 copies

I’m Yasmin Young and that’s The Dirty Dirty! Tune in to The Maddhouse at 7:10 am on Power 98!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Kandi & Kim of RHOA Stop By The Maddhouse!

Part Un

Kim Zolciak and Kandi of “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” on BRAVO stop by the Maddhouse to talk about their upcoming third season, their new music including Kim’s “Ring Didn’t Mean a Thing”, Big Poppa, and their dating lives…including Kim dating an Atlanta Falcons Player!

Part Deux

Kandi and Kim of “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” talk more about dating outside of their race/tax bracket, the new song “Fly Above the Haters,” the worst gossip stories written about them, and their love-life along with Kandi’s celibacy!

Part Tres

New Video: Usher - There Goes My Baby

New Video: Lyfe Jennings - Statistics

The Lowdown for July 14, 2010

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Christina Milian’s Dream Turns Into Nightmare
Whew, this right here is about to get ugly! Well I told you yesterday that pictures surfaced of The Dream all boo-ed up with his assistant and that his rep issued a statement saying they had been separated since late 2009. Well now clues have surfaced on Christina’s Twitter page that make a different statement! On June 29th, 2010, Milian asked followers to support Dream's new CD, Love King, saying, "Support my boo!" But after those pictures surfaced, her Tweets changed tones. On Monday she tweeted, "Whatever you think…believe it," and retweeted the statement, "I've officially lost my appetite." So I guess we weren’t the only ones that didn’t get the memo!

Are Will Smith & Jada Pinkett in Tom Cruise Control
Even though Will and Jada Pinkett Smith continually deny that they're Scientologists they are rumored to have attended a four-hour Scientology event with Tom Cruise over the weekend. Will has said in the past that he's not a Scientologist, just a student of religion. But I’m betting that they’ll be Scientologists within the next year!

Fans "Deface" Michael Jackson's Tomb
Even in death, Michael Jackson’s face needs some work! Well kinda…Authorities at Forest Lawn Cemetery are looking for people who have "defaced" Michael Jackson's tomb by writing things like, "Miss you sweet angel" and "Keep the dream alive."

Mary J. Blige is Being Sued
Mary J. Blige is being sued over her 2005 single "Take Me As I Am" by songwriters Jay Ballard and Kim Jones. They claim that Mary stole their 1995 song of the same name. Ballard and Jones want an accounting for all singles and albums sold, as well as royalties from income Blige and The Clutch received from using the track in any ads.

Don’t Lose The Faith
Faith Evans will release her fifth studio album, “Something About Faith,” on September 14th through her own Prolific Music Group. This is her first effort since 2005's The First Lady, which went gold.

I’m Yasmin Young and that’s the Dirty Dirty! For even more, tune in to The Maddhouse at 7:10 am on Power 98!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Nicki Minaj in Black Men's Magazine

Gangland Crips vs. Crips

Gangland: Clash Of The Crips (LA, California & New York Crips)

Mel Gibson Goes Off

Bye Bye: Terrel Owens Tests One Of Chad OchoCinco's Groupies

For real Chad...and this is what you wanted right?!

The Lowdown for July 13, 2010

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GLADD is Mad...At The View
GLADD, The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation is on the rampage against Sherri Shepherd and The view. On one episode, Sherri Shepherd and DL Hughley blamed closeted gay African American men for increased HIV rates among straight African American women. Well, GLADD says it just ain't true! They want an apology and for The View to pride correct the information to its viewers.

The Dream Is Over
Speaking of apologies or lack of, I doubt The Dream will be dropping 5 stacks on a make-up bag anytime soon! Apparently, we're all late and need to catch up. According to a rep for The Dream, he and Christina Milian have been separated since late 2009. So, we shouldn't be shocked about the pictures that popped up yesterday of The Dream all boo-ed up with his personal assistant on the beach! Wait, since late 2009? Didn't they have a 2nd wedding in December and daughter in February of this year? I'm confused!?!

Tiger's Lawyer On The Attack
Well, one person who isn't confused is Tiger's Woods lawyer. He's in attack mode. He officially filed documents asking the court to throw out porn star DeVon James paternity suit against Tiger. Maury confirmed that Tiger is not the father! But this money hungry chick is still trying!

Waka "Flockin" to court!
What the Flocka! Waka Flocka may end up in court soon! The police department in Akron, Ohio confirmed that he's being investigated over assault claims. An unidentified woman says she was assaulted on his tour bus outside the Hilton. No one has been charged yet but Waka was arrested and detained.

Is Mel B. Goon Affiliated?
Speaking of assault, Mel B, from the Spice Girl and her husband are being sued for a heap load of money by a California real estate agent. He apparently had been appraise it but Mel and her man thought he was paparazzi and allegedly gave him a beat down, including breaking his hand and causing neck and back injuries. And Plies says he's a goon!

Walter Hawkins Passed Away
And finally in sad news, gospel singer Walter Hawkins passed away on Sunday following his battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 61.

New Releases
M.I.A. is back with Maya; also in stores is Paul Wall's Heart of a Champion.

I’m Yasmin Young and that’s the Dirty Dirty! For even more, tune in to The Maddhouse at 7:10 am on Power 98!

Monday, July 12, 2010

New Video: Rick Ross - Blowin Money Fast (BMF)

The Boondocks Season 3 Episode 11

The Lowdown for July 12, 2010

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Did Michael Jackson Want To Duet With Bubbles?
Michael Jackson’s sister, LaToya Jackson, says MJ wanted doctors to operate on his monkey Bubbles' vocal cords so he could talk. She says Michael even spent big lots of money trying to get Bubbs to talk and even flew in a team of specialists from overseas. LaToya said, “(Michael) asked doctors, 'Can I give him an operation so that I can know what his thoughts are?'" Michael eventually dropped the idea because he as afraid the surgery would be dangerous for Bubbles.

LeBron's Alleged Father Dissed By Baby Brother
Leicester Bryce Stovell who filed a $4 million defamation suit against LeBron and his mother, Gloria James, claiming that they tampered with evidence proving that he is LeBron’s dad was dissed by his own brother! His younger brother, Junior Stovell, told TMZ that "something's a little fishy" about the accusations. Junior also says his brother “never mentioned anything about LeBron being his son until LeBron became the king."

Rihanna Cancels More Concerts
Rihanna has been forced to cancel three more stops on her “Last Girl On Earth Tour.” The canceled concerts are: Denver (July 15th), Atlanta (July 28th) and Indianapolis (August 3rd). Add that to previously-canceled concerts in Dallas, Phoenix and Seattle and Rihanna has nixed a total of six shows. LiveNation, who’s promoting the show, blames "changes in Rihanna's schedule." But insiders say it’s that ticket sales are bad!

Fan Causes Frenzy for Fitty
Drama popped off at a 50 Cent concert in Brazil this weekend. During one of Fitty’s songs, a fan jumped on stage and grabbed him and put him in a headlock. But Tony Yayo and Lloyd Banks jumped in and got in a couple of punches and kicks on him until security pulled him backstage for quite possibly another ass whopping!

Breaking News: Lil Wayne Is Not A Human Being
Even though he’s locked up inside Riker’s Island, Lil Wayne has been staying busy…or at least appearing to be. Weezy will drop an EP, “I’m Not a Human Being,” on September 27, which happens to be his birthday.

Nicky Minaj Album Coming Soon
Speaking of Young Money, Nicki Minaj has announced a fall release date of November 23 for her anticipated debut, which remains untitled.

Young Jeezy Hitting The Streets Soon
Young Jeezy's fourth major label studio album, Thug Motivation 103, finally has a release date of August 31st after numerous delays. He recently shot a video for the lead single, "All White Everything."

Snoop Sued By Bassist Michael Henderson
Snoop Dogg and a few other West Coast rappers have been sued by legendary R&B bassist, Michael Henderson. He claims that Snoop, Goldie Loc, Kam and Mc Eiht illegally sampled his 1979 track “Riding” for the songs “Flashbacks” and “Hands on the Wheel.” He’s suing for copyright infringement, unfair competition and unjust enrichment. Snoop-a-loop just can’t keep out of trouble!

LaLa and Carmelo Tie the Knot
LaLa Vazquez and Denver Nuggets star Carmelo Anthony finally got married on Saturday in New York. Guests included Kim Kardashian (LaLa’s BFF), LeBron James, Ludacris, Spike Lee, Justin Timberlake, Kelly Rowland and celebrity couple Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom. And of course, it wouldn’t be a celebrity marriage without being filmed for television… The wedding was taped for an upcoming VH1 reality show!

Martin Lawrence Gets Married
Martin Lawrence and his longtime girlfriend, Shamicka Gibbs, tied the knot. Celebrity guests included Eddie Murphy and Denzel Washington.

I’m Yasmin Young and that’s the Dirty Dirty! For even more, tune in to The Maddhouse at 7:10 am!

Saturday, July 10, 2010

It's All About The Black Carpet

Friday, July 9, 2010

Rick Ross With The Maddhouse on Power 98

The Full Audio

Freeway Rick Ross Speaks

The Lowdown for July 9, 2010

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LeBron James' "Father" Files Lawsuit
A man claiming to be LeBron James’ father has filed a $4 million LeBron and his mother, Gloria James. The alleged baby daddy is a 55-year-old Princeton-educated lawyer named Leicester Bryce Stovell. He says he had a one night stand with Gloria in 1984 and get this, she was only 15 years and he was 29.

50 Cent Attacks Diddy Over Biggie
50 Cent is back on a rampage! He’s going in on Diddy for supposedly exploiting the memory of the Notorious B.I.G. Fitty started an online petition demanding that Diddy stop using Biggie’s name to make money. The petition states: “Enough is enough; Biggie's name should never have become Diddy's Black Card. Let Diddy know to let B.I.G. rest in peace. When was the last time Diddy really was biggin’ up his brother not biggin’ up his bank?" So far, about 131 people have signed 50 Cent’s anti-Diddy petition.

"Real" Husband Strips For Calendar
“Real Housewives of Atlanta” couple Lisa Hartwell and Ed Hartwell have found a sexy way to deal with their dire financial problems – Ed is getting buckie-nekked for a new calendar! Note to self: Get a copy of that!

New Michael Jackson Album Rumored
Word is a new Michael Jackson album could be released in November featuring unreleased recordings, one of which could be collaboration between Michael and rocker Lenny Kravitz. I hope it’s true!

Usher Announces "Versus" Sequel
Usher will release the sequel to “Raymond V. Raymond" on August 24next month. The CD will be called "Versus."

Drake's "GMA" Concert Canceled
I think Wesley Snipes mad a call or two to shut down the Drake’s resurrection of the light0-skinned brother! Lol, I’m just kidding, but something is working against Drizzy! Good Morning America has canceled a free outdoor concert by Drake due to security concerns. It was supposed to happen in Central Park but the New York Police Department shut that down! This is the second time in less than a month that a free Drake show has been canceled in New York.

Rihanna and Alicia Want Your Help
Alicia Keys and Rihanna want our help in saving a cancer patient’s life! To find out how to become a bone marrow donor, visit DKMS Americas at or The National Marrow Donor Program at

Fat Joe Cosigning Weezy’s Comedy Career?
Now that he’s off the drugs, Wayne could have a career in comedy if this whole rap thing doesn’t work out! Fat Joe told MTV News, "I tell you one thing, him not being high made me realize how much funnier he is. This guy has jokes. We were up in there for four hours, just telling jokes, dying laughing, falling on the floor.”

Fat Joe also said that there’s a lot people don’t know about Wayne. “But people don't really know how much of a great father that he is, great of a person he is, a friend, a loyal dude. He's charismatic. It's just sad to see him over there like that, but I'm pretty sure he learned his lesson, and he's gonna be focused."

I’m Yasmin Young and that’s the Dirty Dirty! For even more, tune in to The Maddhouse at 7:10 am on Power 98!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Suge Knight On The Run

Cops are on the hunt for one Suge Knight -- after the former Death Row kingpin skipped out on a court appearance in L.A

According to court documents, obtained by TMZ, Knight was supposed to appear in court last week for driving on a suspended license back in 2009 ... it's the latest in a string of recent legal run-ins.

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Kimmy's Man Is Already Cheating On Her
Kim Kardashian and Dallas Cowboys receiver Miles Austin have only been dating for about a month, but it looks like he’s already lining up his side piece (formerly his main piece)! MediaTakeOut cites a “very reliable” insider who allegedly that Miles spent part of last week getting it on with his ex-girl, Playboy model Jessica Burciaga.

Serena Says Common Didn’t Want The Responsibility
Serena Williams told Harper’s Bazaar that Common and her broke up because “he didn’t want the responsibility” of being her boyfriend. Serena said, “His schedule is actually worse than mine. He didn’t want the responsibility. It’s really tough.” And she says she felt like he was misleading the public while promoting his recent movie, "Just Wright." Because Common was speaking about Serena in the media, a lot of people assumed that they were still an item. Serena said “I called him and I was like, Why are you saying all this stuff when we’re not together?” I guess I can’t be mad at him for keeping it real that he didn’t want to be a boyfriend!

Prince vs. the Internet
Prince has closed his official web site because he thinks the internet is “over.” Prince said, “The internet is completely over. I don’t see why I should give my new music to iTunes or anyone else. They won’t pay me an advance for it and then they get angry when they can’t get it. The internet’s like MTV. At one time MTV was hip and suddenly it became outdated.” LOL, sounds like Prince is being PRINCE!

Drake Donates 25K to Jamaican Library
Drake has donated $25,000 to help build a library and learning center in Jamaica. The project is being organized by dancehall star Mavado. Drake told Jamaica’s Weekend Star newspaper, "It's a very positive move and something I am very happy to be a part of. Education is the key to life so to be able to assist in that process is very fulfilling." The library is tentatively being called the 'Drake and Mavado Peace Center.

Romeo’s Got An Acting Job
Master P’s son Romeo Miller will co-star with Angela Basset in an upcoming comedy called “Jump the Broom.” It’s about two rival black families who clash during a weekend vacation on Martha’s Vineyard. Romeo will play “Sebastian,” a Yale University senior who falls in love with a young lady from the rival family (and how fitting since his name is ROMEO).

50 Cent Busts Shots Back
Well 50 Cent finally replied to Diddy’s subliminal shots fired during the BET Awards. Fitty said, “Diddy, well, the thing about it is, Puffy’s like an B****! To describe puffy in one word is a B****!” Okkkkkkk, I’m reloaded! This should get interesting!

I’m Yasmin Young and that’s the Dirty Dirty! For even more tune into The Morning Maddhouse at 7:10 am!

A Lil Positivity: Congrats Mary!

Never Too Late: Mary J Blige On Stage Announcing She Finally Received Her G.E.D & Has Been Accepted To Howard University For The Class Of 2014!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Bill Cosby Calls Out Black Folks

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Bill Cosby, the self-appointed Daddy of all Black people, gave some tough love to the crowd at the 2010 Essence Festival. Bill dropped some jewels of wisdom and offered harsh criticism of the black community. Pop it to hear what he had to say.

Bill Cosby kept it 100 at his keynote address during the African-American Education Summit at the 2010 Essence Music Festival in New Orleans on Saturday. He publicly admonished black parents and children for failing to assume responsibility for their families and futures. Here are some highlights:

“We’ve got to lay it out for them,” Cosby said when asked about how to help cut the rate of teen pregnancies in America. “Let’s tell them about life. You’re 14 and having sex. OK. So, what kind of job do you have?”

Cosby, who received a standing ovation when he walked on stage, said the African-American community must get involved if change is going to occur in any area.

“Apathy is strangling you to death,” he said, to rousing applause and a few ‘Amens’ from the crowd.

“Get up. Stay on the scene. Be a studying machine,” he said, drawing from soul singer James Brown’s lyrics.

“We need to start getting into people’s business. We need to say, ‘Hey, I’m your cousin man, I’m your brother, I’m your sister and I don’t care if you don’t talk to me anymore but your teenage daughter ain’t got no business dressing like that!’ Tell them.”

“How long do we wait? When are you going to wake up? We can’t keep blaming people and expecting people to fix it. This has to stop.”

The moderator asked Cosby how to keep children out of harm’s way after reeling off a string of statistics, such as the thousands of young people killed by gun violence.

“Look under the mattress,” he said of hiding places for guns. “He don’t pay rent. Treat them as a child and remind them that you’re the one raising them.”

He then told the story of how a woman asked her son one day where he had been. “The boy said ‘uh, uh, no where.’ She asked him again, where he’d been. Again, he said, ‘uh, uh, no where. I ain’t doing nothing.’ She said, boy, where you been? Finally, he told her he was on the corner, hanging out.

“The woman looked at him and told him, ‘If you’re not in the picture, you can’t be framed.”

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Reggie Bush Meets the The Bushless Beast
Word is Reggie Bush was boo-ed up with Kanye West’s ex, Amber Rose, at a club in the Hamptons on Saturday night. They supposedly arrived together to the AXE Lounge in Southampton and stuck like glue the rest of the night!

Posh to Design Cars!
Range Rover has just named Victoria Beckham aka Posh Spice as their new Creative Design Executive for the interior of its new vehicle, the Evoque. "This is a very exciting collaboration ... I am honored to take on this role and be part of the creative team," Posh said.

Is R. Kelly A Bad Man
Anthony Navarro, who worked on R. Kelly’s 2007 tour, is suing Kelly for allegedly refusing to pay overtime. He claims that he routinely worked up to 80 hours a week as a “runner” for Kells, but says he was never paid time and a half overtime wages. Navarro is suing for compensatory damages for overtime hours worked.

Diddy Skips His 4th of July Party
P. Diddy’s 4th of July party was so huge that even he couldn’t get in! Authorities temporarily closed down Diddy’s "Red, White & Blue" party at Harrah's Resort in Atlantic City because it was so crowded. Diddy posted a message on Twitter saying: "The party was so crazy I couldn't even get in!!!!!!"

Ciara “Rides” The Wave Of Success
With her latest single, “Ride,” charting in the Top 10, Ciara is moving up the released date for her new album, “Basic Instinct.” The disc was supposed to drop on August 24, but now it's due a week earlier, on August 17.

Dave Chappelle Freaks Out During A Flight
Dave Chappelle reportedly "freaked out" during a flight, repeatedly entering the cockpit to ask how much longer before they landed. The pilot deemed Chappelle a safety risk, made an emergency landing and kicked him off the private plane. Chappelle's rep says he was ill -- and the plane's rest room was "not the kind he needed." Don’t nobody go in there for 30 to 45 minutes!!!

Who Has Taraji P. Henson Been Getting “Fancy” For?
Taraji spent her July 4th in Toronto with none other than Drake!!! They were spotted boo-ed up shopping for a few hours. Grrrrrrooooowwwwwlllll…One time for the COUGAR!

Box office Report
The Twilight Saga: Eclipse earned $82.5 million over the Fourth of July weekend, raising its six-day total to $175.3 million. The Last Airbender opened in second with $53.2 million and Toy Story 3, the top movie for the last two weeks, dropped to third with $42.2 million.

New Albums
Big Boi's Sir Lucious Left Foot... The Son of Chico Dusty arrives today and features collabs with Jamie Foxx, Andre 3000, T.I., Bob. and Gucci Mane. Kelis is back with her fifth album, Fleshtone.

I’m Yasmin Young and that’s the Dirty Dirty! For even more tune into The Morning Maddhouse at 7:10 am on Power 98!

Monday, July 5, 2010

FREE DOWNLOAD: Hot Yella's "Miss America" Mixtape

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CLT Book Club: The Rantings of Dani

The Rantings of Dani: A sometimes profound, oftentimes porous, and surprisingly prolific discussion of life's issues started as just the blogs of a mid-thirties woman finding an outlet for the feelings she had about her life. After encouragement from several friends and acquaintances, the idea of a book was born and over the next few months, the rantings turned into pages of the book you now hold in your hand.

Because her words were never intended to be a book that was open and available to any and everyone, Dani speaks in a manner that is unreserved, honest, and straightforward. So, if you have ever felt that you were all alone in a situation and that no one could possibly know just how you feel, pick up Dani's rantings, turn to any page you choose, and just read. Hopefully, you will be comforted in the knowledge that you are not alone in the things that life has seen fit to throw your way.

Book Release Party

The book release/signing party will be at Realeyes Bookstore on July 15th from 6pm-9pm followed by an amazing poetry showcase with Touch 1 Productions next door at The Wineup and a blazing after party! You can order the preorder the book through Realeyes or purchase online at!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

J. Cole Interview With Yasmin


J. Cole checks in with Yasmin from The Maddhouse!

Gucci Mane Interview w/ Yasmin

I was trying to say burrrr when I took the picture! LOL


Gucci Mane checks in with Yasmin from The Morning Maddhouse! Buuurrrr!

The Lowdown For July 1, 2010

Lloyd Clarifies His Statements About Chris Brown’s Performance
Lloyd has cleared up his comments regarding Chris Brown's performance on Sunday night's BET Awards. After a video surfaced after CB’s performance of Lloyd saying that he'd told Brown to cry, Lloyd released a statement saying, "I consider Chris a friend. He's been through a lot in the past couple years. I never told him to go on stage and cry. We spoke recently, and I told him as a friend that people hadn't really seen him be vulnerable about his situation last year [with Rihanna]. I thought he was holding back and needed to let that emotion out. Him crying at the BET Awards was real, I could feel it."

And real quick shameless plug: Lloyd will be at Summer Fest, along with Mystikal, Dorrough, and J. Cole…with more to be announced!

T.I. Got a Job & Promotion
T.I. is not only Remy Martin’s new spokesman, he’s also been named as a Global Creative Consultant. Tip will promote and has started working on Remy Martin's "Things are Getting Interesting" campaign. Remy Martin will help support Tip's K.I.N.G. Foundation, which helps low income families through community-oriented programs. "I’ve been a fan of Remy Martin for many years so I’m honored to be working with them as creative consultant," T.I. said. "And now after my trip to Cognac, I admire the brand’s genius even more. I’m excited about all the possibilities of this partnership."

Lil Wayne Sentenced In Arizona
An Arizona judge sentenced Lil Wayne to three years' probation yesterday following his 2008 for drugs. Weezy is set to begin his probation once he’s released from Riker’s Island.

Zoe Saldana's Engaged
Congratulations to Zoe Saldana, she has reportedly gotten engaged to her boyfriend of 10 years, Keith Britton.

Suge Hit with 3-Year Restraining Order
Elwood E. Chatman has been granted a three-year restraining order against Suge Knight after Suge allegedly threatened his life. The Los Angeles man accused Suge of sending eight men to his home to get him or kill him just one day after Suge was released following an incident in Gardenia, California. Suge has to stay 100 yards away from Elwood, his car, his home and his workplace for three years.

Jermaine Says Michael Would Not Be Happy About His Kids
Jermaine Jackson believes that his late brother Michael would not be happy if he knew about the new freedom his three kids have. Michael always wanted Prince, Paris and Blanket to stay out of the public eye, but now that they live with Katherine, they no longer wear veils in public and will even be attending school. "A lot of things he wouldn't like," Jermaine said to Hello! magazine. "He didn't want them to be all over the media, he wanted them to have a normal life, and it was hard with him so famous." However, Jermaine does believe that the changes are for the better. "They have to fit into society at some point, to become citizens... They're going to go to a private school with other kids and know what it's like to have a friend. Absolutely. It's the best for them."'s iPad Saved the Day should be the next spokesman for the iPad. After someone stole $10,000 worth of goods out of his Bentley last week, will used his iPad's built-in tracking system, found the thief's location and forwarded it to the cops. The cops have recovered most of will's stuff but the thief is still on the run.

Chart Action
Eminem's Recovery is officially the best-selling album since 2008, having sold 741,000 copies its first week out, according to Billboard. Recovery is Em's sixth straight number-one album -- giving him the second most chart-toppers among rappers, behind only Jay-Z.

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