According to my man, Buck Jones
THE FIRST BALTIMORE CLUB SCENE AWARDS ARE COMING!!!
THE GO GO AWARDS ARE BEING HELD IN DC THIS SUNDAY!!!MELO NEWSBackground:New York Times
Three men were arraigned in Manhattan Criminal Court yesterday on grand larceny charges in a blackmail case involving a videotape that a lawyer said showed an altercation between a National Basketball Association player and a rapper in a New York club. Prosecutors said Santos Joubert and Jason Pabon of the Bronx and Rodrigo Sanchez of New Jersey had asked the player, Carmelo Anthony of the Denver Nuggets, for $3 million for the video, which was recorded in September by a surveillance camera at Babalu, a Manhattan nightclub. The tape showed Mr. Anthony in an altercation with a rapper known as Sugar Ray (who dat yall?)
, said Larry Bronson, the lawyer for Mr. Sanchez. The lawyers indicated they would fight the charges. Sabrina Tavernise (NYT)
Whats ghood with him:
His latest project is "Prison Ball
," a documentary he bankrolled (with a six-figure check) and narrates. The haunting film, which he hopes to premiere during All-Star weekend, profiles some imprisoned ballers and explores the forces that drive dysfunction in urban neighborhoods. But it also questions the wisdom of giving hard time to two-bit dealers. "America has spent over $900,000,000,000 on the war on drugs," one full-screen shot declares. "Drugs are just as available today as they have ever been."
Press Release News
Carmelo Anthony Stars in New Marketing Campaign in Support of the Melo M3 Debut
Shout out to MYRTLE AVE.
FINALLY: Man jailed for blackmail attempt on Melo
THE FOLLOWING SHOULD MATTER TO YOU!!!
MS takes on iPod via indie music
Microsoft is turning to indie music fans as a potential means of dethroning Apple's iPod in the digital music industry. The company is preparing to ship its Zune portable media player on November 14th, and hopes to gain a large following from indie music lovers prior to that date. Bloomberg reports that the Redmond-based company recently invited six well-known individuals from the indie music scene to test drive its forthcoming Zune player, but responses from indie bloggers likely fell short of Microsoft's expectations. "It's really not anything that impressive," said blogger Craig Lile, an Indianapolis-based Web developer who was invited to Microsoft's preview of the Zune player. "They're going to do terribly, at least in the demographic that cares about indie music. Apple is so entrenched in the indie music community.'" Microsoft hopes to break Apple's digital music dominance by appealing to key Web reviewers like Lile, and by sponsoring band tours to attract indie music fans.
11/17/06: SPITTERS CLUB @ CLUB NOSTALGIA
11/17/06: E the Poet emcee @ the 5 Seasons
11/17/06: Quicksilva @ GARDELS
11/18/06: BIG DADDY KANE @ SONAR (FREE SHOW W/RSVP)
11/18/06: JAY Z & MONIQUE @ A "SECRET LOCATION"
11/21/06: Lionel Lyles CD Release Party
Club 347 @ 347 North Charles Street, Baltimore, 7:00pm
Baltimore's very own saxophonist Lionel Lyles will be releasing his very first CD! Come celebrate and experience his amazing sound! It's going to be a fabulous show! Plus a special performance by, poetess Elena Siri.