Ev’ryday Black Back at Haydee’s Lounge w/Special Showcase

Ev’ryday Black is back at Haydee’s Lounge for a special night celebrating the Ev’ryday Black Radio Show. Come out for a night full of special guest artists including:

Rizon Derron
Cool Chris
Danny Zuko
Ave Life Ent.
Tha Teem
Buddha Baby
All performing live!!

Ev’ry Day Black are building a community of talent and like-minded artists in the DMV. Not just a band, Ev’ryday Black is a lifestyle, and we’re building that energy everywhere we can. We’re using our internet radio show to expore the special talents that the DMV have to share with the world, and getting the word out as vest we can. The Jan 31 showcase is our first of many shows that will give our friends and fans a chance to catch the live performances of all the great talent we’ve been interacting with.

DJ Tempo will join us to keep the energy flowing.

Headlining will be Ev’ry Day Black, in our first show of the year at Haydee’s.

Purchase your tickets here:

http://www.eventbrite.com/e/evryday-black-back-at-haydees-lounge-wspecial-showcase-tickets-10225038365

 

Mary J. Blige’s Father’s Attacker Charged with Attempted Murder

Over the weekend Mary J. Blige’s father was stabbed in the neck by his former girlfriend during a domestic dispute.  The girlfriend has been charged with attempted murder.

From The Miami Herald: 

 

A woman accused of stabbing the father of singer Mary J. Blige has been arraigned on a charge of attempted murder.

A judge set $500,000 bond Friday for Cheryl White of Battle Creek. Police say she stabbed 63-year-old Thomas Blige in the neck Thursday outside his Battle Creek apartment. He’s in critical condition at a Kalamazoo hospital.

Police say Blige was attacked while confronting White, who was deflating his vehicle tires. Defense attorney Jeff Schroder says self-defense will be White’s likely defense.

Schroder tells the Battle Creek Enquirer that White and Blige had dated for five years.

Apollo Lashes Out Over Accusations

Over the weekend news broke that Real Housewives of Atlanta star Phaedra Park’s husband Apollo Nida had been arrested for bank fraud and identity theft.

From The AJC

Alexandre Herrera, a U.S. Secret Service Agent in the Counterfeit and U.S. Treasury Check Squad, in a written affidavit, charged that Nida created fake companies, enabling him to access databases to find individuals to rip off. He opened fake bank accounts under those real names and funneled stolen U.S. Treasury checks and auto loan proceeds into those accounts.

The agent in February 2012 began investigating alleged criminal activities of Gayla St. Julien, who he said was opening bank accounts under stolen identities to commit bank and check fraud. The investigation ran until September, 2013. At that point, they found 40 bank accounts tied to her. The complaint provided a sampling of bank accounts totaling about $3 million tied to alleged fraudulent activities.

The office also identified two fake debt-collection businesses used to “illicitly obtain personal identifying information of individuals.” The companies used LexisNexis and Equifax database inquiries to steal identities. St. Julien was arrested on Sept. 11, 2013 by the Secret Service. She implicated Nida as the man who orchestrated many of the alleged fraudulent schemes. She had worked with Nida since 2009.

St. Julien “described herself as NIDA’s ‘right hand b****’ in executing the legwork of his fraud schemes,” Herrera wrote. She told him she received “scraps” compared to how much he pocketed. Nida would allegedly steal real people’s identities and have St. Julien pretend to be them to open bank accounts. She would then deposit fraudulent auto loan checks, stolen U.S. Treasury checks, stolen retirement checks issued to Delta Airlines employees, and checks in the names of real people that were owed unclaimed property from various state and federal government agencies, according to the criminal complaint.

He also opened a fake auto dealership (such as Ferrari Autohaus) and apply for auto loans in the names of stolen identities. After the arrest, the agents had St. Julien tape record conversations with Nida in which he explained many of his schemes. At one point, they obtained a federal search warrant of Nida’s vehicle and seized evidence, including a bank debit card in the name of Ferrari Autohaus Inc., cell phones and a laptop computer.

Nida was previously imprisoned from 2004 to 2009 for breaking federal racketeering laws related to auto title fraud. He married Parks, an attorney, in 2009 and they have since had two children.

The U.S. District Judge Gerrilyn G. Brill released Nida on a pretrial bond of $25,000. A preliminary hearing is set for Feb. 12, 2014.

Apollo has  lashed out after taking heat online.

Macklemore Wishes Kendrick Lamar Would Have Won Over Him

Macklemore and Kendrick Lamar

Despite his four wins at Sunday’s Grammys, Macklemore is feeling remorse. The “Thrift Shop” rapper admits that his competitor Kendrick Lamar was robbed of his awards and is bearing the blame.

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis scored four awards including Best Rap Album, Best Rap Song, and Best New Artist, while Kendrick went home empty-handed, sparking outrage among hip-hop fans.

After the ceremony, Macklemore sent a heartfelt text to Kendrick, who was shut out of all seven of his categories.

“You got robbed. I wanted you to win. You should have. It’s weird and sucks that I robbed you,” wrote the Seattle rapper. “I was gonna say that during the speech. Then the music started playing during my speech and I froze. Anyway, you know what it is. Congrats on this year and your music. Appreciate you as an artist and as a friend. Much love.”

He shared the text on Instagram, along with the following note:

“My text to Kendrick after the show. He deserved best rap album… I’m honored and completely blown away to win anything much less 4 Grammys. But in that category, he should have won IMO. And that’s taking nothing away from The Heist. Just giving GKMC it’s proper respect.. With that being said, thank you to the fans. You’re the reason we were on that stage tonight. And to play Same Love on that platform was a career highlight. The greatest honor of all. That’s what this is about. Progress and art. Thank you. #grammys.”

Other rappers including ScHoolboy Q, Q-Tip, Mac Miller, and Meek Mill weighed in on Kendrick’s snub.

“Congrats 2 @macklemore for a incredible win and I believe Kendrick was robbed,” tweeted Meek. “This game was never fair….and awards can’t change the judgement of the culture…. I fucks wit Macklemore for this text….. Most of these awards are always fucked up!”

Kendrick was definitely robbed he had one of the best albums of 2013 period!!!! However, I respect the grind and the game-changing album by Macklemore and their whole independent movement, but that no way should have taken away from the powerful yet lyrical album by Mr. Lamar!!!

Grammy Candids 2014

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In addition to Jay Z’s “gold sippy cup” speech and Pharrell’s fashion statement, there were plenty of other Twitter-worthy moments that were not televised during Sunday’s Grammys.

After performing “Drunk in Love,” a proud Jay Z walked backstage with one hand around Beyoncé. The couple showed PDA while seated in the front row. They also met up with Robin Thicke and his wife Paula Patton, as well as Pharrell, who bowed in Bey’s presence.

With a glass of cognac in hand, Jay celebrated his wins with Kendrick Lamar and Pharrell. Two-time Grammy winner Lorde was all smiles as she posed for pics with Beyoncé and Taylor Swift.

Artist Spotlight: Sha Main – “Play The Fool” – Go-Go Remix F/Ev’ryday Black

ShaMain is a Georgetown, Guyana native who brings a fresh voice to music that is transcendent and timeless. A musician, singer, & passionate songwriter, with a beautiful meld of various musical genres She is a true singer of the soul. ShaMain pours her all into the making of each record extracting from real life situations that anyone who has experienced love can relate to.

ShaMain released her first project in May of 2012 a mix-tape entitled “My Diary” which received rave reviews and over 4000 downloads in the first month. My Diary catapulted ShaMain onto the districts music scene, propelling a promotional tour to various venues & radio stations within the United States. Now currently between the studio and the stage ShaMain’s silky vocal texture continues to gain her new fans everyday and is sure to soon win the hearts and souls of fans worldwide.

 http://www.iamshamain.com
Check out her single here,”Play the Fool”  f/Ev’ryday Black 

Fantasia Advises Women to Run Away From Married Men (Video)

Fantasia guest hosted on The View yesterday and the subject of dating married men came up.  The ladies were discussing the episode of Being Mary Jane where Mary, portrayed by Gabrielle Union, is confronted by her lover’s wife.

Speaking of cheating spouses Fantasia advised,

“If you’re going to go into a new situation, there’s no need to take the old baggage with you regardless of what they had going on. But if that is the situation, run, run, fast as you can, can’t catch me I’m the Gingerbread Man!”