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    Dec 15, 2006

    Even if you don't like them, you got to RESPECT them!!!

    The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation said Thursday that it was making a $3.5 million "challenge" grant in tuition assistance to new low-income students in Baltimore's Catholic schools. Buuuuuuud, Weinberg? isn't that a Jewish name? Jewish people giving to Christians (christian education, no less).....WOW! We have come a long way (some of us anyhow). These folks must have a lot of money to go around. Every major hospital has benefitted from their generosity. What's next?? I wonder.....Is the Weinberg family in the ground rent holding business?


    Baltimore committee releases report on gangs, aims to combat problem
    But at least one member of the CJCC thinks the gang problem in Baltimore is not as bad as it's made out to be.

    "I don't know if it's as serious as they say it is," said Frank Conaway, clerk of the Baltimore City Circuit Court. "I'm out on the streets all the time, morning to night, and I just don't see it."
    Conaway said he also took issue with the report's findings that 94.2 percent of known gang members are black.
    "It's almost unbelievable," he said. "There are no other gangs in the city other than African-Americans? How do you really know who's a member in a gang, anyway? Who's going to get arrested and say, 'Well, I belong to a gang?'"

    The city shakedown will continue.

    I see how this new profile could lead to more unlawful arrests, but his comment about the problem not being that bad - I will have to strongly disagree. The gangs are everywhere. Visit the 26 - 27oo blocks of Edmondson Ave. Signage is all around.

    This is what could happen all over the city when Baltimore's citizens (hip hoppers included) grow the F-up!!!
    Carmelo's 1.5 Million dollar Christmas present to area youth
    Giving is becoming infectious!!!

    Two new retailers could join Target as possible anchors for Mondawmin Mall as owners of Baltimore's oldest shopping mall move forward with a $70 million makeover.
    The city's design panel yesterday approved schematic plans for Target's exterior designs. Also, Shoppers and Marshalls were publicly identified for the first time yesterday in renovation drawings submitted by Chicago-based General Growth Properties Inc., which owns Mondawmin.

    Yall mofos gonna stop calling Mondawnmin ghetto!

    They don't put Tar - ghay's in the hood!!!


    picture courtesy: BMORE NEWS

    Councilman will ask FBI to probe Clay's death


    True story....I was just talking to someone about the Orioles "golden age" of the 80's. Believe it or not......once upon at time....the Orioles presence was felt all over Baltimore. Tickets were affordable (I guess more so than now) so whole families would go to games. I remember loading into the back of my aunt Beverly's hooptie and riding over to Memorial Stadium on 33rd with all of my cousins. Man....games were fun!!! If I sit quietly I can still hear them......."Eddie, Eddie, Eddie, Eddie, Eddie" (if you from B'more....you know what I mean!)


    The latest talks between former Baltimore great Cal Ripken and Orioles owner Peter Angelos about the future of the club involve a new wrinkle.

    The two are discussing a gradual transfer of ownership from Angelos to a group that would include Ripken, major-league sources tell FOXSports.com.

    I have my own thoughts on why Steele did not win. Here is another theory:

    Fortresses of working-class power


    Rap mogul Damon Dash is launching a new clothing line called CEO and a new social networking site under the name "BlockSavvy.com", reports Allhiphop.com. "This is our version of a Myspace, but I don't want to say urban Myspace...its like a social networking system," Dash told the Web site of BlockSavvy. "It's got a lot of interactive components and the technology is off the hook. As for his high-end fashion line CEO, Dash says: "I'm an old school dude, not very trendy. So, if people are not dressed the way I'm dressed, I'm going to make clothes that reflect that," Dash told AllHipHop.com. "I've always been an oak, and I say that to say that the same thing that I'm wearing now, I could have been wearing in '85 and '95."
    Watchout MYSPACE!!!

    Did anyone else hear that he stole Beenie's SP logo?

    Lesson to all: When you come up with something good....spend THAT money and make sure your interests are protected.

    This is really niiiiiice!!!

    Lil Boosie Spreads Holiday Cheer With Day Care Initiative

    Date: 12/13/2006 4:30 pm (allhiphop.com)

    Parents will get a little relief during the holidays, courtesy of Lil Boosie. The Trill Entertainment/Asylum Records emcee is working in conjunction with radio stations to provide child care for listeners who send in stories explaining why they need help with their own little "bad azzes."

    This is a great marketing idea....BRAVO to the publicist!!!

    His album is called BAD ASS...so Boosie wants to help you with your demon seeds (i mean....bad ass kids)....LOL!

    I love it when they announce the ghood things rappers do!

    Holla.......... www.myspace.com/clove or www.myspace.com/itsbaltimorebaby

    posted by C Love "The Rap Addict" @ 12/15/2006 03:57:00 PM   0 comments
    Dec 14, 2006
    Pure Energy Media Group has started a newsletter called NEXT! Baltimore's first entertainment industry publication.

    I can't tell you where to pick it up exactly.....Some one left a few in the lobby of my apartment building and no details related to where others can find one or when the next one will be released were provided. I assume they will come out often because most of the information and opportunities presented are time sensitive.

    I really see the potential. Its currently a black on beige, 4 page bi - fold newsletter printed on card stock. Not very eye-catching, but that can definitely be improved with time, a few good volunteers and a healthy infusion of cash.....INVESTOR ALERT!!!

    I wish there was a way I could give you all the info....but that would simply take too long. My suggestion would be to give the publishers a call @ 410-501- 5046 oh dayuummmmmmmm I really can't read the number. Sorry about that. I think that's it tho.


    A brand NEW networking event for local movers and shakers
    3rd Saturday of every month at the Tasti Pot restaurant and carry out 1419 E. Fayette Street from 3pm - 5pm (located just 5 blocks east of the main post office downtown)

    Next event will be held Saturday Dec. 16, 2007. These events are free and flyers and business cards are welcome.

    Clothing Designers.....CHECK THIS OUT!

    HIGH SOCIETY, an upscale clothing line is offering an internship to an experienced seamstress with design skills. Please call 410-504-2571

    TRUE RELIGION BRAND JEANS is seeking a highly experienced person to import sportwear from Asia. Please e-mail resumes@truereligionbrandjeans.com

    HGTV is casting for season two of Design Star........visit www.hgtv.com for complete application instructions and more. PROFESSIONAL PAY

    BCBG Max Azaria is seeking an Associate Buyer and Dress Designers. Submit resume resources@bcbg.com
    Ut Oh Ut oh ut oh ut oh!
    Beyonce is looking for dancers

    Texas: 1-6-07
    NYC: 1-11-07 and 1-12-07
    Chicago: 1-27-07

    one mo:
    Bebe is seeking DENIM Production Manager. Fax resume to 213-362-2497.

    This is just a lil bit of the many amazing opportunities detailed in the newsletter......good luck!

    Keep your eyes open......I am sure these newsletters will be making an appearance at an event, store or neighborhood near you very soon.

    check me out on MYSPACE @ www.myspace.com/clove or www.myspace.com/itsbaltimorebaby
    posted by C Love "The Rap Addict" @ 12/14/2006 04:08:00 PM   0 comments
    The "OTHER" side of BMore Night Life!




    Shouts out to Jason Morgan and Mark Baltimore!
    posted by C Love "The Rap Addict" @ 12/14/2006 09:17:00 AM   0 comments
    Hip Hop in the woods............
    The C.O.M.P. mixtape Release Party
    hosted by 2FACE the WILDBOY from 93.9 WKYS.
    featuring COMP, TIM TREE's, WALE, and MULLY MAN

    Jan 7th 2007
    SONOMA's Bar and Grill in Columbia, MD
    -7284 Cradlerock Way, Columbia MD 21045 (in OWEN BROWN VILLAGE CENTER)

    Music By XM RADIO DJ - DJ 2TRU

    courtesy the BANG-A-RANG GANG!!!!!
    Representatives from all local radio, tv, and print publications will be in the building!!!

    Ladies $3 all night

    21 to chill and spill
    (sorry, kiddies!)

    any questions get at Mark Spain @ 202-491-3278

    check me out on MYSPACE @ www.myspace.com/clove or www.myspace.com/itsbaltimorebaby
    posted by C Love "The Rap Addict" @ 12/14/2006 09:11:00 AM   0 comments
    Dec 13, 2006
    I KNOW..............
    posted by C Love "The Rap Addict" @ 12/13/2006 05:02:00 PM   2 comments
    This I know..................
    I recently read an article on the importance of black philanthropy. It really got me to thinking about my plan for actually making the dream of giving back to my high school al ma mater, St. Frances Academy, a reality. It was so refreshing to open the paper yesterday to find out that one of Baltimore School for the Arts' most famous alumnae, Jada Pinket-Smith, had donated 1 MILLION DOLLARS!!! Hot damn! Way to set a precedent!!!

    One small issue......I hope it will be cleared up soon:

    ".........the 90-seat theater will bear Pinkett Smith's name and not Tupac Amaru Shakur's, a classmate of hers, as she reportedly asked ( according to several accounts).
    I can see why the school might object. But they if no one else should recognize that Tupac was an artist and that his life and death have nothing at all to do with who he was as a man and how many lives he has impacted with his music and poetry. Who knows.....naming the center after him may inspire some "lost" child to persue the arts. I love Jada for doing this. I hope she insists on the buidling being named for him. Jada, please continue to set a wonderful example of how to be a black woman of whom we can all be proud .........and thanks for never forgetting Baltimore.

    TRUTH BE TOLD: HER 1 MILLION DOLLAR DONATION WILL END UP EARNING HER 2. YA HAVE TO SPEND IT TO MAKE IT! ...& when you got dough cheese like the Smiths....ya get the drift
    Will Smith was honored recently for his accomplishments and for his portrayal of a single father in The Pursuit of Happyness. Jada spoke with so much love for him.....I admire them tremendously.

    She said thanks for showing this little fatherless girl from Baltimore about the love of a man.
    Awwwwwwwwwwwwh! Where is my Will? Come awn, baby!!

    Congrats to Mully Man.....It's good to see this guy get some shine.
    Show is hip to Baltimore's undiscovered rappers

    "After Leyh licensed three of Mullyman's songs for this season -- "Bodymore Soldiers," "That's the Sound (aka Ayyyeerrppp!!! Song)" and "The Life, the Hood, the Street" -- the rapper says he was contacted by three major labels."
    Read More to find out how you too can take your music career to another level.
    I see that Baltimore is starting to register on the Rashad Ollison periphery. That is a major step in the right direction. Still not quite a local hip hop story...........at least he got the facts right (he messed up a lil with the recent BOSSMAN story....I know I'm picky). Next..........I'd love to see the Sun Pop Music Critic at an actual event. If you're reading this R.O. .......12/22/06 @ THE NEW TURNTABLE CLUB "HIP HOP KARAOKE" <------- This will be good fun! Plus....you can meet me. I'll be there paying tribute to the first guy that made it sexy to be fat, black and ashy, Notorious B.I.G.
    For all my theater lovers.........
    Hurricane Katrina Play Held Over In New York Before Heading To Baltimore

    OK...this isn't exactly local.... I will admit.............

    BUT did you know that Foxy Brown was 31?

    I sure didn't wow! These rappers are getting old or are they slowly adjusting the actual age vs industry age over time via publications? She was younger than me once upon a time (No Joke!!!), but now she is older...LOL! my, my funny math is real!!
    Foxy Brown's Latest Command Appearance


    He made an ass of him self when he threw a temper tantrum after not winning the award he "wanted" at the MTV European Music Awards
    It didn't matter that Kanye was named Best Hip-Hop artist, he wanted more.

    Source: hip hop dx

    So when they annouced the winner for the Best Video category, for which 'Ye was nominated with Touch The Sky, and it wasn't his, he decided to take action.
    While the award was being presented to Justice vs Simian for We Are Your Friends, Kanye bumrushed the Copenhagen stage and launched into a tirade.
    "If I don't win, the award show loses credibility," Kanye shouted amongst his expletive laced rant. Adding he should have won the award because Touch The Sky "cost a million dollars, Pamela Anderson was in it. I was jumping across canyons."

    .....now all of his words are coming back to haunt him. I thought the only back lash would be that more ppl would start calling him gay.....I never anticipated this:
    Evel Knievel sues Kanye West over video

    What are they putting in the water down there?
    Sound vision
    Bryan Burkert's music store in Fells Point defies the odds in a downloaded world

    RIHANNA named the new face of COVER GIRL!!!
    Did you know that the world famous CG cosmetic line started right here in Bmore, babay!

    RAW DOC PRESENTS ...........

    In response to the numerous e-mails I recieved regarding the BOOSIE show....I will tell ya what I know:

    I have not talked to the promoter, but I did speak with a security guard and several roving reporters........so PLEASE consider this all TO BE hearsay.......... LIL BOOSIE // WEBBIE did not perform this past Saturday at Sonar. They were in the building, but did not EVER take the stage.
    Ebony Elle and I arrived about 11:30 PM (we only wanted to see Skarr for real!!!) and there was a large group of people congregating around the front door. The parking lot was full. The turn out was exceptional. Before gettin in line....we asked security what was the deal....why were so many ppl standing out side...was the show sold out. At the same time police vehicles (including the patty wagon) were pulling up blocking off traffic on Saratoga Street (you could not make a left turn from Gaye). Security informed us that they club was being shut down because 100 ppl had just rushed the door. WTF? EVERYONE looked stressed. Folks with tickets in hand were cussing.....po po was blaring their horns telling ppl to move. The scene was gettin crazy outside....we decided to get out of there ASAP. Folks were calling my name from all directions...LOL! I didn't know anything...LOL! Plus.... I hate when ppl see me before I see them. I feel like I am at such a disadvantage. Time to go! Yes!....I was a lil noid.
    Next........we went over to Joe Pizza Squared on North and Howard for a lil music (shout out to Cut Man Lord Kaseem!!! I am so glad to see that the event is not only continuing, but growing by leaps and bounds everytime I come through. The ULTIMATE ladies night, Saturdays at Joe Pizza 3 means 2 for 1 Drinks ALL NIGHT!!! I got in for free and ordered two Tequilla Sunrises and it only set me back $2.60. P.S. I only drank one...gave Kariz the other...LOL! You can't get any better than that!!)

    Ebony texted me like 3:00 am talking about a friend of hers told her that a sound man was stabbed...... WTF???
    DAYUUUUUUUUUM! After I prayed that he/she was well (I really did!)..............I hoped to God that this didn't reflect badly on Bmore Hip Hop as a whole. <----------- why do I even care about that? More details were needed, but it would have to wait until the a.m. (that and the fact that no one would answer my text messages)

    The next evening (Sunday) we went back to the club because Eb needed to get a ticket for the Lupe Fiasco show ( I am soooooo broke yall.....I didn't have any money so I didn't go. I really should be eligible for a press pass by now. I need to work on that! ). We saw the same security guard so we pressed up on him for more details.
    No sound man was stabbed thank goodness....he was given his own security detail for the evening (folk kept threatening him when he would turn the music off...WTF is that!?).... just 2 other un named black people (you know they were black because I haven't heard one thing about this show anywhere.....LOL!) That's how much we are desensitized to violence and how commonplace it is in Charm City.
    No one OFFICIALLY performed.........I heard some conflicting stories regarding whether Skarr performed or not....I asked him if he performed via text message and his response was "YUP"....LOL! Security says that people basically took over the stage (all the security were called to the front when the crowd rushed in.........WTF?). In his words, "it was a jungle. people were standing on the bars......intimidating the bartenders....it was a mess"
    And you wonder why they think we are animals?

    One of my many informants (for the purpose of this story...we'll call her X) told me that someone we ALL know......was responsible for banging the final nail in the "show coffin" and was ultimately responsible for the main show being canceled....I won't speak on it cause its not a good look for them. X said that there was some kind of unorganized cypher going on and no one wanted to give up the mic. I can only imagine!!! I feel real bad for the ppl that travelled a great distance to see Lil Boosie and Webbie. These guys have a lot of fans!!! I am not that familiar with these guys, but based on the crowd that awaited their arrival....I am apparently the one that is NOT in the loop.

    This show was NOT a good look for Bmore. It was great that we are starting to be considered when acts are touring, but reports of pandemonium will surly deter others from coming and socializing in the future. Why don't more ppl understand that crime is DETRIMENTAL to tourism. Folk need to stop acting a damn fool and wonder why we can't get ahead.
    I hope the club learned a valuable lesson.....50 unarmed security guards for 1000 N.W.A.s was not enough (the 20 they had on hand were unfortunately destined for failure). So for real...for real.....they must share in in the blame for what took place.
    ....I hope that in the future I too can come out and find out about a new up and coming artist without feeling like I might get CUT.

    SORRY!!! I don't know how you can get your money back!
    I don't know if they are coming back!
    I heard folk was paying $80 - 100 to get in - that is so foolish! You almost deserved to lose your money...LOL!


    The saddest part of all this is that there are prolly more ppl that had a BALL that night (chaos and all) than there are ppl that see how this night really set us back a bit!

    What else....what else?

    Oh.....I heard the Lupe show was off the hook! I heard that not only is he a great performer, but that he is hella sexy! WOW!
    Saw Golden Seal out and about recently ( Hey Jah-Li and Reflect Son)
    Jeneba Suma cut her dreds!!! Yup Yup!

    Boo Man is the latest recipient of the Jackie Ruth Lanier Award. CONGRATS!!! Shout out to Team Fifty for making this happen!!
    Please keep Mr. Ike Carter's family in your prayers. His lil sister was in a near-fatal car accident over the weekend. She is a beautiful young lady who has a long road ahead of her. I am here if you need me, my friend.
    HAPPY B-DAY MR. NANCE (Head Nod Entertainment)!!! I wish you many more!!! I'll see you tonight @ the "get together" in Little Italy! I really can't wait!!!
    Can't think of any more important tidbits to share.....so I'll check you ghood folks lata!
    posted by C Love "The Rap Addict" @ 12/13/2006 02:11:00 PM   6 comments
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