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Hailing from California, Luke Christopher and his infectious smile captivated us while we interviewed him about his budding music career. Growing up in a biracial household, Luke Christopher mixed various genres together to create his own sound. As a self taught musician, Luke Christopher’s claim to fame has been to blur the lines in music. Therefore, his personal edge has been covered through working with artists such as Wiz Khalifa, Common and Usher to name a few. In this intimate interview with the L.A. crooner/rapper he details how he entered the music industry, deals with groupies and is changing the West Coast sound.
How did you get you start in the music industry?
I started writing song on GarageBand back in the day, when I was 12 years old. My brother and cousin would create music with me on the program but to be honest, we were just messing around. We would take nursery rhymes and turn them into raps. Then at some point, they started to do their own thing but I stuck with creating tracks on it. I started rapping when I was 13 and I started singing when I was 15 and producing. I didn’t have anyone to sing on my hooks, so I began to just do it all and it worked out to being a blessing.
Who would you like to work with currently, or in the future?
I definitely would like to work with Andre 3000, James Blake, Regina Spector, Mos Def and Kanye. I really like what Pharrell is doing right now; to be honest I am really drawn to artists who are extremely creative.
Every Tuesday, you promised to release a song. Have you lived up to that goal?
My team and I have released 15 weeks worth of Tuesday “singles” of original songs and some of them are samples.
Creatively, how does that affect you as a writer?
By releasing a new song every Tuesday, it has been a cool exercise. Every single week, you have to create something different. None of the songs sound the same and I notice my fans realize that. They will tell me “oh snap, that new track is different and dope.”
You call your fans the TMRGang; Are they just as crazy as the BeyHive, Beliebers or other stans?
Yeah the TMRGang stands up even though they are not as big as the other fan bases but they are crazy [laughs]. But on a serious note, they love good music and that is what it is all about.
Since your status is changing due to you becoming more popular, do you feel the people around you have changed? Also, have you had any experiences with groupies?
The people around me have not changed. The homies are still the homies, because we are a team. But the groupies are coming. But to be honest it has all been all flattering, so it’s all good. Nothing too crazy [laughs].
What style of music influences you when you are in the process of creating a song?
Writing wise, it would be Stevie Wonder. Also, The Beatles, Micheal Jackson; if I am writing a rap song, I look to Pac, Mos Def or Common. I like to input wisdom in rap. I definitely go back to early Kanye too; he has been a great influence on my music.
West Coast rap has changed; do you think it should revert back to its 1980s style or do you like how it is transitioning now?
The nature of music is to change and grow, so sonically it will never sound the same again. But I like the current sound and I think it’s dope. There are a lot of artists coming out of the region now, so it is a perfect to be out there. The sound is ill and it’s like we are coming back now to take over the industry.
Check out Luke Christopher’s latest Tuesday song, “Sunny Days!”
We frequently hear about the interesting things that go on backstage at rap concerts, but rarely do we ever actually get to see what really goes down. Well, until now that is. Rapper 2 Chainz and his team captured a young woman’s thirsty attempt to meet a member of his entourage named Cap 1. And well, it’s quite embarrassing.
It’s not really clear how the woman, who identified herself as Tina, made it backstage, but she was pretty hell-bent on seeing Cap 1, who she says she met on Instagram.
“You ain’t gonna catch nothing out here but a cold, baby. Put something on your back, baby,” 2 yells out to Tina before the entourage bursts into laughter.
2 and the camera man continue with their shenanigans before finally allowing Tina to meet Cap. Cap, however, doesn’t appear to be the least bit interested.
“Nah, I’m straight,” he says, barely looking at Tina.
So of course, the horseplay continues.
“I think you should go that way,” 2 tells Tina before pointing towards the door. “Because while you’re back here, you’re in blog territory.”
Apparently still confused and failing to realize that she’s the butt of their jokes, Tina says:
“Oh sh*t, this is going on a blog for real? Do I look good?”
After letting the guys have their fun for a little longer, another man encourages the girl to just leave.
“Go on and walk out the door baby. Baby, listen to me, just walk out the door.”
Tina left without putting up a fight, but it’s rumored that she has plans to sue the “I’m Different” rapper. Oh, and for those who may be unfamiliar with the term, THOT is slang for “that hoe over there.”
Turn the page to watch the messiness unfold.
Apparently we live in a day and age where groupies get more bent out of shape about ballers and their indiscretions than the actual girlfriends. The latest athlete to get caught up in his own wicked web of deception is 23-year-old New York Jets quarterback Geno Smith. From the looks of it, Geno has been seeing a medical professional from Atlanta named Jackie Presley. Apparently things were all good between Jackie and Geno until she learned that he had a girlfriend. Since making her discovery, Jackie wrote a rather detailed letter to Baller Alert, hoping to expose her ex-lover and even resorted to releasing his alleged penis pic. Catch her letter in its entirety below.
“My Instagram/Twitter name is @1jackiepresley. I am currently involved with NY NFL quarterback Geno Smith. I want you guys to tell my story on your blog. I recently found out that he has a girlfriend & he has been flying me out to cities to see him & never told me. I don’t want to be anonymous. He is an a**hole. He meets women off the Internet & tells them to come to whatever city he is in or to his house & he has a damn girlfriend. Smh.
I logged on to my Instagram about a month ago & seen that Geno had followed me. I looked to see who he was & I saw pics of him & Jay Z & saw that he played in the league so I followed back. Immediately he wrote under one of his pictures & asked for my #. I gave it to him & he contacted me ASAP. So we were talking via Facetime for like 2 weeks then He told me to come to Charlotte for his game. That’s when I first actually met him in person. Long story short we had sex at the Marriott. We continued to talk via text & Facetime then he told me to come to NYC for Christmas so I did. All this talking & texting, he NEVER mentioned a girlfriend. I went to his house Christmas day, we had sex & I spent the night.
I finally found out he had a girlfriend after snooping around on his close friend page. And he didn’t officially tell me he had a girlfriend until we fell out recently. So he is am a**hole, who has a girlfriend but literally BLOWING me up to come see him. And we had unprotected sex. Smh but he never mentioned a girlfriend not once !These athletes are disgusting & cheaters. I blame myself too! He deleted his Instagram page because of me. He even offered to pay me not to talk but I don’t want his money now.”
According to Baller Alert, Geno’s girlfriend is Kristen Stubbs, a former classmate. At this point we know that professional athletes have a pretty bad track record when it comes to being faithful, so unfortunately, in what appeared to be an angry attempt to expose Geno, Jackie only wound up exposing herself. And of course, Jets fans were quick to attack her for calling out their beloved Geno.
In addition to the letter and Geno’s alleged nude photo, Jackie also released screenshots of text messages alleged to have been sent between herself and the New York Jets star. You can find those images here. Reps on behalf of the football star have yet to publicly comment on the allegations.
“Hide Your Husbands…”: The Woman Kirk Frost Cheated With On “LHHATL” Responds To Critics Of Her Behavior
So Kirk Frost – husband and manager to ATL rapper Rasheeda – took disrespect to a whole new level on this week’s episode of Love & Hip Hop Atlanta when he decided to make nice with groupies at Bobby Valentino’s “cabin.” Chief among them was a certain young woman with a rumored affinity for married men, little miss Alexis Miller, who was licking all on his ear and sitting around with no bra or underwear on. She ended the night going to bed with Frost and another female friend knowing he was married, but not caring whatsoever like it was the normal and acceptable thing to do.
It didn’t take long for Twitter users to track down the young woman, and when they did, it wasn’t pretty. LHHATL watchers called her everything from “homewrecker” to “h*e” and kept it coming regardless of her very salty, dismissive, and downright disrespectful comebacks. She tweeted a heads up to wives everywhere telling them to hide their husbands – I guess as an extreme measure to keep them from falling for (or into) her.
“F**k how u feeling cause business is business, its Strictly financial…”
“Best thing to do is fall back Stay in ur lane and ima stay in mine… Cause this not what u want!!!”
“2 for that Team! Lmao guess its ok to kiss once cast member one day then another the next Who’s a h*e again? Ohh right.”
“Stop tweeting me just Hide Your Husbands…”
“I’ll be the BAD gyrl…”
What makes this whole situation so much worse is that last year, Miss Miller posted photographs of herself being friendly with Rasheeda.
The drama between Kirk and Rasheeda has caused outrage among fans and other celebrities alike (Nicki Minaj anyone?), but it has also caused some raised eyebrows with onlookers wondering if it’s real or if it’s all just staged for television. Of course, it’s not staged according to creator Mona Scott-Young, who says, “everything that happens is completely organic.” Yeah…right.
Kirk and Rasheeda have been on the verge of separation this season, ever since Rasheeda told Kirk that she was pregnant. He didn’t want children, being that he has children from a previous relationship and is in some current financial straits. In one episode, things became so bad that he told her she should have tried to get an abortion and he even went on to question the paternity of the child claiming that she “did this on purpose.” Boy, what? Surprisingly though, Rasheeda has stated that the two are hoping to make things work. We’ll see how that works out.
Do you think this is all for the cameras or is there a serious marital problem between Rasheeda and Kirk? What do you think of Alexis Miller and her thirst for 15 seconds of fame?
We told you a few days ago about Lil Wayne’s rant about how he was banned from NBA games and events because of the Miami Heat. This is something an NBA executive told TMZ was not true, and that in fact, he was kicked out of that particular game of the Lakers versus the Heat (Weezy was rooting for the Lakers by the way) because reports say he made a gun gesture with his hand at a fan. Either way, the rapper was none too happy with the Heat and their players because of it, and even took time out from an All-Star Weekend performance to throw shade at Lebron James, Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh, and even his wife, Adrienne Bosh, by letting the world know that he allegedly had slept with her.
While Chris Bosh hasn’t responded to such claims as of yet, Adrienne took to her social media (aka, Twitter) to respond, indirectly, by speaking words of positivity and talking about karma, taking more of the high road.
“Truth prevails. Today stand in your truth and ignore the chatter around and about you. #myhighestself #TodayICan #chakrawisdom. Some people create hate for profit, and some people create love for free. Pay no mind to the haters, embrace the love. #TodayICan. #TodayICan ignore those who live in hate for their own ego, and keep my eyes on pure love. They will never bring me down.”
Bosh also posted a picture of a woman with the words, “KARMA: What goes around comes around. Keep your circle POSITIVE. Say good words. Think good thoughts. Do good deeds.”
However, the rumors going around about her past are hard to ignore. Global Grind did a little digging and found out that Adrienne Bosh did date Lil Wayne in the past, before she was with Chris, but before they parted ways, she scammed him out of money by claiming she had cancer and needed help for treatment. Allegedly, Wayne didn’t go looking for her and just took it all as loss and moved on. And if that wasn’t enough, now rapper Cam’ron is coming forth posting pictures of a much younger Adrianne, implying that she used to run around trying to get a check from industry folks and ballers, including a friend of his:
“My man @britishthetitan been had bosh wifey under wing b4 Wayne. Lol she use to be pissy drunk in my club in da Cincinnati”
Well all right. While all of this might sound a bit messy, reports say that Chris Bosh knew about Adrienne’s past when he met her, and as it seems, she’s turned herself around, and comes off as devoted wife and mother. Well, from what we can see on social media of course. I’m not surprised one bit that a majority of the people hobnobbing with celebrities and getting wifed up have cloudy pasts, and if they’ve moved past it and their current partner/homie/lover/friend doesn’t care, then hey, it is what it is. Though, if she did swindle some money out of the rapper, that’s dirty..but that’s between her, Weezy and God.
Serious question though: What’s really up with these rappers publicly talking about who messed with who and trying to bring drama into people’s homes??? Geez. Now THAT’S really messy.
Yesterday, the calm, cool and collected Hollywood actress that we know as Gabrielle Union showed us a completely different side. It seems that she doesn’t take kindly to reckless women seeking to throw a wrench into the happy home she’s built with her Miami Heat-playing beau, Dwyane Wade. The Being Mary Jane actress took to her Twitter page to address a rather bold “groupie” who was circulating an extremely disrespectful open letter to Union, claiming that she has a sexual relationship with Wade. The woman also released photos, which she claimed were proof that her story was legit. In a spit-fire Twitter-lashing, Gabby lets the groupie know that she’s onto her games and she’s not phased.
“Dear Batsh%t crazy loon, u seemed to have forgotten that u used the “valentine” pic on another blog last year when u claimed I was cheating. Take ur meds,” Gabby tweeted in retaliation to the letter.
“Once again…just cuz loons are talkin, u aint got to listen especially when they can’t keep their lies straight,” she continued.
“I’ve found that when dealing w/ ppl who want to see u miserable, the best “revenge” is living an amazing happy life.
#Strut,” she finished before posting a photo of Dwyane holding her Being Mary Jane script.
We can’t say for sure who this woman is, but judging by these tweets, she’s a repeat offender and Gabrielle is clearly fed up with her. If you’re interested in reading the actual letter she penned to Gabby, you can check it out here. But, we advise that you take it with a grain of salt, as it was sent to MediaTakeOut and we all know how iffy that site can be.
What do you think of Gabrielle responding to the alleged groupie? Was she justified in lashing out or was she better off keeping her cool?
A few years ago, after a string of small performances at local cafes and schools, I was asked to open up for a rising underground emcee. Well, I must admit, I wasn’t the only one. There were three other female poets who were also asked to present during other intervals during the show.
I walked into the dressing room, where the other girls were already adorning their faces with foundation and giggling galore. They inquired quickly, before asking my name, if I knew whom I was about to perform for. They awaited my answer, excited to hear my take on their adoration. I shrugged; I’d only heard one song he’d done with a famous mainstream artist.
They instantly schooled me: Grammy bound, poetic and cute. He had morals and values, unlike most of the other hip-hop artists they confronted.
I snickered at their clamor while I threw on a tee with fresh Nikes. Even the enlightened and intellectual buzzed with hopeless romantic and crush.
Soon we were confronted by spotlight. We spit rhythmic verses that descended into the crowd and correlated with the songs that were up next. The adrenaline sifted through my veins and promised that I’d stand on a literary platform several times during my future.
There was a euphoria that laced the dressing rooms as we tumbled backstage. We swung our legs from the tall stools and bantered our experiences. In the middle of our chatter, the door flung open. The emcee we’d just opened up for, stood at the door, lit up with pride, “You guys did an amazing job! Man, I wish I could have you spit every time.”
We swarmed him, questioning his plans and lyricism. After an incredible set, even I was now enthralled by his work. After an hour-long conversation, his “posse” came to fetch him, ready to hit the road.
It was then he uttered those magic words. Words that groupies and good girls alike often yearn to hear from “men like him.”
“You guys want to come back to the hotel with us? We can finish the conversation there.”
Pause. Stop. Halt.
Conscious, indie or mainstream; I wasn’t following any rapper anywhere. Yes, it’s possible he might have good intentions, but even on the first date you don’t shadow a brother home. (Or the second & third, for that matter.)
The other girls accepted immediately and I started to pack my bag.
“You down love?” He asked.
I looked him up and down and then around at the too eager faces of the other people in the room.
“Nah, I’ll rain check this one.”
I threw my backpack over my shoulder and headed out while waving small goodbyes to everyone. As I left the arena, I heard quick footsteps behind me. It was Mr. Underground Emcee. His hand was pushed forward, handing me a business card.
“In case you ever need a feature, feisty girl.” He laughed.
I smiled, “Sure.”
There is nothing more powerful than a woman’s intuition. You know that indescribable gut feeling we get when something is wrong, that tells us to research and react immediately. For many of us this gut wrenching gift has come in handy when uncovering things hidden from us in relationships. We’ve used this secret weapon to expose those who have wronged us without rhyme or reason. Our only explanation is “something just told me so”. Also known as our “sixth sense”, we’ve grown to depend on this truth telling tale to have our backs when needed.
But sometimes it’s not our intuition that leads us to investigate a perceived problem, it’s our insecurities. Yes, I said it – our insecurities and unaddressed issues can be easily masked or confused with a “woman’s intuition” and cause us to look for things that aren’t even there. If we are lacking in the trust department or don’t think we are deserving of a monogamous and happy relationship than we can easily fall victim to believing that our man is up to no good and possibly ruin a perfectly fine relationship.
It’s important that we don’t get these two “feelings” twisted and drive ourselves crazy imagining things that don’t even exist. If you sense something is wrong in your relationship, check the conversation in your head and figure out if you have evidence to support it. If not, then it could be your insecurities getting the best of you. I know it’s hard to admit that you may have insecurities but trust, we all have them and if you don’t manage them they can hold you back from having the fulfilling relationship you deserve. I’m sure you’ve all heard the saying “seek and you shall find even if nothing is there”. Remember, regardless if it’s our intuition or insecurity when we look for something wrong, we’ll most likely find it.
Woman to woman, our intuition is powerful, yet our insecurities are real, know the difference.
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It may be a bad economy for most folks but one thing’s for sure, hoes be winning these days. From Kim Kardashian to Amber Rose to Evelyn Lozada, women with sex tapes and high-profile affairs under their belts have given hope to a new class of social climbers thanks to reality television. Sadly enough, many young girls and women no longer have to aspire to achieving success via education or traditional entrepreneurship.
It was funny at first, seeing these basketball mistresses, strippers turned Flavor of Love contestants, video groupies and sex-tape having, publicity hounds with last names that start with K get some shine on TV. But now, it’s obvious that reality television has degraded society’s standards.
Watching Draya, the resident ex-stripper/groupie, on the Basketball Wives LA show on Vh1, talk about being a career woman dedicated to taking care of her son and her mother as a single mother herself on last night’s reunion special, I couldn’t help but laugh at how she made such a show about “working hard.” I guess this is the new image of working hard; getting a boob job, posing naked for men’s magazines, leaking a sex tape, and having the luck of landing a reality show documenting one’s trivial squabbles with frenemies. Yes, we’re officially in the Kardashian era.
I can’t hate on these women for making their money. No sirree. By all means, do what you gotta do. What I can’t appreciate, however, is how these women, many of which have married into money or capitalized from exposing their assets, praise themselves for “working hard.” The media is no better in terms of feeding into the idea that gold-digging is a sport.
The only message that comes through in the stardom of these women is that with a bit of plastic surgery and a dash of luck, you too may be able to just ditzily stumble onto millions. I’m not a staunch feminist, but I do know that everyone who has ever capitalized off a sex tape or who has invested in marrying a baller cannot be credited with setting a good example.
Since the barrier to entry for the next Paris Hilton, Kim Kardashian, Draya or Superhead is so low, we now have more and more young girls abandoning the idea of education in hopes that they can hit it big with reality television, where the raunchier your past, the better your future seems to be for a potentially short-lived yet lucrative shot at celebrity.
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Poor Draya; she just can’t get a break. From the psychos on “Basketball Wives LA,” to Wendy Williams, everybody just keeps putting the poor girl and her sexual business out there.
The reality star appeared on “Wendy Williams” today and when Wendy questioned her about a rumor that she was with three basketball players in one night, she simply replied: “I haven’t been with three basketball players in the same month, let alone day. I space them out a little bit.”
Then Wendy hits her with the jab: “Do you ever feel like no reasonable man would ever want to marry you, that all you would be is a trick?”
I heart Draya, but I have to say the way she answers questions just doesn’t help her rep. Do you think she’s really the wild child that the cameras make her out to be? Or just a little naive about how she handles herself? Watch the clip and comment below.
Brande Victorian is a blogger and culture writer in New York City. Follower her on Twitter at @be_vic.
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