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Good music stays with us a lifetime. Artists who release such great music are those that we never want to stop performing. Even if it doesn’t sound great, we’ll sing the lyrics for them and it’ll still be a great show. On the next few pages, we’ve listed some artists who have been performing and releasing music for at least 20 years with no signs of slowing down! We want to hear from you too. Who is your favorite artist who’s been doing it forever and you still love to watch? Oh and don’t forget to tell us who we missed…well, we know you won’t forget that part. Check it out!
Will Smith took it back to his Fresh Prince/Big Willie Style days over the weekend while attending Gabrielle Union’s 40th birthday party. Though the actress who looks nowhere near her age was certainly the highlight of the Miami birthday bash, coming in close second was Will Smith who busted out an unexpected freestyle for the guests.
Will Smith hopped on the mic with Doug E. Fresh and dropped a few punchlines that definitely got the crowd hype. Then he took it back to the old school performing everyone’s favorite summer jam, “Summertime,” followed by the “Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” theme. Sounds to me like Big Willie’s still got it. What do you think?
Another day, another opportunity to be nosey and find out which stars have ties/roots/connections to the Caribbean. This time though, we’re professing our love for some of our favorite Bajan stars, even if we didn’t know half of them were of Barbadian descent in the first place…Either way, enjoy!
I know what you’re thinking. Stacey Dash is clearly a mix of a lot of things, but the actress and even singer (random) is repping Barbados. Not necessarily in the public…but you get what I mean. Born in the Bronx, she’s the child of a Bajan father and a Mexican and Native American mother (Aztec and Blackfoot Native American). Definitely an interesting mix culturally, but then again, she’s an interesting lady.
(The BoomBox) — Hip-hop pioneer Doug E. Fresh owes the IRS a pretty penny, apparently failing to pay over $2 million in taxes. According the Detroit News, the beat boxer owes $2,276,848 million in taxes. In an attempt to collect on the hefty bill, the IRS filed a lien against Fresh with the New York City register’s office in October. Ironically, Fresh, born Douglas E. Davis, has been in tax trouble before. In 2008, the New York native was being sought after by Uncle Sam for $367,000 in delinquent tax payments. Yet despite his financial issues, the 44-year-old has delved into other business ventures outside the music industry, opening a restaurant in Harlem last month. The eatery, Doug E’s was met with criticism after its opening was delayed by two years. Doug E’s, located in Harlem, specializes in a variety of fast food options including waffles and fried chicken.
When the real estate bubble popped in 2008, even the rich and famous weren’t immune from the consequences. As of October, foreclosure filings–default notices, scheduled auctions and bank repossessions–were reported on 332,172 properties, a 4% decrease from the previous month but almost exactly the same total reported in October 2009, according to RealtyTrac, an online marketplace for foreclosure properties. Here’s a look at some highly publicized foreclosures since 2008:
Known as “the most famous foreclosure ever,” the king of pop defaulted on a $24.5 million loan in 2008 for his 2,676-acre Neverland Ranch in Los Olivos, Calif., which included an amusement park, a zoo, and giant statues. To avoid foreclosure, he sold the property to a real estate investment company, Colony Capital LLC. There were plans to renovate and re-sell it but presently, nothing has come to fruition.
(The Network Journal) — Besides being hip-hop sensations, what do P. Diddy, Jay-Z and Doug E. Fresh have in common? Well, now with the entry of Fresh into the eatery business, they are all NYC restaurateurs. Fresh recently debuted his new Harlem restaurant, Doug E.´s, in hopes of reviving his hometown community. The 25-year hip-hop veteran opened the food hot spot on 132nd Street and Adam Clayton Powell Boulevard. It´s the latest in a long line of celebrity restaurants in the Big Apple, but one of a handful owned by a hip-hop entrepreneur. In 1997, Sean P. Diddy Combs opened a nouveau soul food restaurant called Justin`s in NYC and Atlanta in 1998. Then in 2003, Jay-Z selected a sports bar/restaurant called 40/40 Club for his entry into the industry. A line of others followed across the country. But both Diddy and Jay-Z have had problems. Diddy eventually shuttered Justin´s NYC after 10 years in 2007, announcing he would reopen at a larger location–a proclamation that was never realized. And Jay-Z´s chain has had closings, lawsuits and other financial snags over the years.
(NY1) — After more than 25 years in hip-hop, rapper Doug E. Fresh is still going strong. The popular recording artist, who calls Harlem home, is spreading his wings in his old stomping ground. With concerns about the how the economy is hurting his hometown, the celebrity has just opened a restaurant on 132nd Street and Adam Clayton Powell Boulevard called “Doug E’s.” ”Really even in this whole Obama initiative, and everything that’s going on with the economy, the only way to jump start it is we have to give each other opportunity. That’s the only way to make it work,” says Fresh.