1st Lady of GOOD Music Teyana Taylor Drops Album!

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Harlem’s Princess, Teyana Taylor released her long awaited debut album VII. The album has 14 tracks and feature collaborations with artist like, Fabolous, Pusha T, Yo Gotti and Chris Brown. Fans can find her hot singles, “Maybe” and ” Do Not Disturb” on the LP.

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Teyana toured with R &B singer August Alsina on his Testimony Live Tour this summer and recently performed at the Meccafest Concert in Washington, DC.  Go and get your copy of her new album today!

“Not Tonight” Reunion Set For Soul Train Awards 2014

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   Lil’ Kim, Missy Elliot and Da Brat are set to reunite at the 2014 Soul Train Awards,is set to record on November 5 and air November 30. The trio are going to perform their 90s hit and pay homage to Kool & The Gang.

    Kool & The Gang were the originators in 1978 with “Ladies Night”. In 1997, the track was remade by Lil’ Kim, Missy, Da Brat, Angie Martinez and the missed Lisa “Left Eye” Lopez. The 2014 Soul Train Awards will air on the Centric Network.

HU HOMECOMING and the MECCAFEST

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Thousands of people come from near and far to attend the famous Howard Homecoming. The anticipation and excitement for the yardfest and all the other events were present, however, this year things were definitely different. “Crown” the theme of the 2014 of HUHC, included many of the traditional events like the Parade, the Fashion Show and the R&B Show… However, the Yardfest was a new pace. Unlike the past several years, the Yardfest wasn’t a live concert. It consisted of celebrity DJs Biz Markie, Drama and Quiksilva spinning hits, vendors selling clothing and food and inflatable fun activities. To replace the popular free concert, a Hip Hop Concert was put on featuring headliners, Fabolous (below)  and Dom Kennedy. 

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There were mixed emotions from attendees about the change. Former students stopped and gave their opinions:

“It’s a brilliant business move for Howard and a detriment to alumni because a lot will skip Friday or the event all together. The tailgate was still litt and the parties were fun but Yardfest is missed.”

-Brendan Francis | B.S Risk Management  | C/O 2012

“It’s one of the driving reasons why I had no desire to come this year! Music festivals are music festivals, Yardfest is Yardfest. They’ve officially changed homecoming.”

-Coreen WIlliams | B.A Political Science| C/O 2013

Aside from the unwanted event changes, the fashion still flourished on the runway and the alumni, students and family poured onto campus to see old face and visit special places.

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What was the most shocking this year was how a group of Alumni decided that not having “yardfest” wasn’t an option! They produced a music festival featuring some of today hottest acts entitled, Meccafest.

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Defined as,

“an art, culture, and music festival that diversely unites people from all areas within the DMV community for one common goal – to showcase talent. Centered around numerous homecoming events, The MeccaFest festival is designed to encourage and showcase existing and up and coming art, fashion, creativity, education, music, and technological advances in a social environment.”

Artist like Wale (above), Teyana Taylor, Jeremih and more showed out in DC. Unfortunately, due to time constraints all acts were not able to perform. The Meccafest was a wonderful testament to what Howard gave many of its students… Hustle. It truly is a beautiful thing to see these alumni keep alive the traditions in which many have become accustom.

VMAS 2013: *NSYNC Reunites and Miley Twerks??

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Last night MTV had Brooklyn Barclays Center on fire as your favorite celebrities like Kanye West and Katy Perry hit the stage. But… the  2013 VMAs were stolen by former boy band sensations *NSYNC!  After 11 years the group reunited on the stage during Justin Timberlake‘s Vanguard Performance.  The boy band dismembered in 2001 and Justin went solo in 2002 and premiered at the 2002 VMAS!  For you music lovers… Justin sampled some of Hov’s hits during his medley performance. JT said ” He still runs this BITCH!”. Named the President of Pop… He tears the house down. Check out the awesome set click below if you didn’t have a chance to catch it.

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Others to hit the stage included Kendrick Lamar and 2 Chainz during a collabo performance with Robin Thicke and Miley Cyrus. Th performance was a little much….. ok it was A LOT. Miley Cyrus caught herself turning up and out on the stage and blurred some lines with Robin Thicke as she sported a furry animal one piece and he rocked Beetlejuice’s suit… Click below to see the ratchness.

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Yeah… that pretty much wraps it up. Rihanna and Drake‘s faces were not amused. Haha. Miley needs a timeout! The level of thirst to twerk is ridiculous. There was a lot of politically incorrect things going on last night… The VMAs were overall a job well done and the Barclays was a great choice. Glad that NYC has the show back in town. 2 thumbs up!!!

Sharpton Entertainment Sweeps August

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Another day , another event. Sharpton Entertainment brings you their 8th Annual Essence of Ebony Fashion Showcase .

On Monday , August 5,2013. Sharpton Entertainment hosted a cross generational discussion hosted by, the Rev.Dr. Al Sharpton and VP of Sharpton Ent. Dominique Sharpton. Some of the panelist included Vh1 Gossip Game’s Viv , Blogxilla, Global Grind’s Michael Skolni and more.

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The event was an open discussion with the panelist and community members concerned with the aftermath of the Trayvon Martin verdict. Everyone had different opinions on what they felt was wrong or could be down. Tears were shed as everyone joined peaceful to express their uncut feelings. It was an amazing testimony of sorts. This has been a big month for the Sharpton Entertainment company and it’s just the beginning for the fight for justice.

SQUEEZE ALERT:TLC RETURNS

If you didn’t know TLC is back and plans on releasing a new album in the near future! The group performed this weekend at the VH1 mixtape festival. During their performance the group was joined by rapper/ABDC judge Lil’Mama. Lil’Mama will be playing the group’s late member Lisa ‘Left Eye’Lopez on the upcoming VH1, TLC film. The group says they don’t plan on replacing Left Eye but plan on continuing their musical careers together.