Sunday, August 26, 2012



{NBA} x Lou Williams x "Homage" x Union Trust x Phila ---> ATL

w. Union Trust Steak House
w. 717 Chestnut St
w. Philadelphia, PA 19106

w. August 26TH 2012

w. Hosted By Lou Williams

w. 10PM To 2am

w. Audio By DJ Marty Geez, Casper, & DJ AYE boogie

w. Dress Code "Beautiful"

w. Bornday Bash For Sheena, Nas, Feets, StarDar, Steph, & Nisha

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Tonight Scream Tour Diggy Simmons, Omg Girlz, Jawan Harris

  • Scream Tour Next Generation Starring Diggy Simmons, Omg Girlz, Jawan Harris, TK-N-Cash
    Torion, Jungle Boogie, Collizon Crew

    Aug 26TH At 6pm
    The Tower Theater
    **$39.50 (no service free) ticket when bought in pairs: password Summer.**
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Saturday, August 25, 2012

Friday, August 24, 2012

Video I Am Your Leader” - Nicki Minaj, Rick Ross, Camron

Jay-Z & Alicia Keys Claim Highest-Selling Single

Jay-Z and Alicia Keys have made a little more history--adding to the list of accomplishments in both artists' storied careers. Their hit 2009 single "Empire State of Mind" has passed the just surpassed the 5 million mark in digital sale.
The song was one of the biggest hits in recent years, but few could have expected it would become the biggest-selling single of all time.
This is the high-water mark for sales for both artists' careers. Neither artist had ever reached the 5X platinum mark for any of their previous hits

Lupe Fiasco Prepping Two More Albums

Lupe Fiasco has announced that he has already plotted out his next two upcoming albums. With his Food & Liquor 2: The Great American Rap Album Pt. 1 up first, Lupe told HipHop-N-More via The Village Voice that he already has titles ready for the next two projects.
Food & Liquor 2 hits shelves this September 25, and Fiasco is also prepping Food & Liquor 2: The Great American Rap Album Pt. 2, and Skulls.
The latter of which will be his final album under his current Atlantic Records recording contract.

Tonight The Liberation Tour: Mary J. Blige and D'angelo + Melanie Fiona

The Liberation Tour: Mary J. Blige and D'angelo
+ Melanie Fiona
The Mann Music Center
Aug 24TH 
Showtime 7pm 
Tickets on Sale NOW 
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Kanye West Wins "Stronger" Suit

Kanye West scored a legal victory this week. The rapper was sued in 2010 regarding the hook of his smash 2007 single "Stronger," and the courts have ruled in West's favor. The suit claimed that West's interpolation of philosopher Nietzsche's oft-quoted phrase "That which does not kill us makes us stronger," was stolen from producer Vincent Peters' 2006 song of the same name.
Judge Diane Wood of the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that the quote has been used in a host of different songs and isn't covered by copyright law.
“Although the fact that both songs quote from a 19th century German philosopher might, at first blush, seem to be an unusual coincidence, West correctly notes that the aphorism has been repeatedly invoked in song lyrics over the past century,” Judge Wood said. "We are not persuaded that the similarities alleged by Vince P rise to the level of copyright infringement."

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

New Album: @AL_1Thing – Street Pop Vol. 1: New Genre

AL 1Thing week continues here on People Like U$ Media as the long awaited project Street Pop Vol. 1: New Genre finally arrives. This is AL’s debut long-play and features 15 original tracks with guest verses/hooks from Boobonic of Philly’s Most Wanted, Rediroc. Jada Lovell, iCan and Dana Black. Production comes from Chase Flow, The Piece Committee, Manny Wit Da Beats and others. Album mastering done by @whoisblee for Hustler Records.
The debut LP from People Like U$ Media artist AL 1Thing is a 15 song genre bending masterpiece. It features works of rap/hip-hop, r&b, rock, soul, and pop music in a potent body of work. Share this with everyone you know. Follow AL on twitter @AL_1Thing.

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Lil Wayne Hates NYC

Lil Wayne has a somewhat sketchy history with New York City; and in a recent interview, the YMCMB superstar admitted that he has no love for the Big Apple. Wayne was arrested and sentenced for gun charges in New York City; and his labelmate Nicki Minaj was insulted by Peter Rosenberg at the Hot 97 Summer Jam in NYC this year.
He said that Nicki's recent show at the Roseland Ballroom made up for the ugly incident at Summer Jam, but he still has a bad taste towards the city.
"Flat out, I don't like New York," he said. "The whole Summer Jam/Nicki thing, I can't really remember the situation, but I know it was my call. As far as last week['s show], last week was awesome. I think everything happens for a reason, and I think when people say that, you're not supposed to leave it at, 'Everything happens for a reason.' I believe everything happens for a reason and then you make the most of that reason. I think we made the most of it last week."

Benzino Apologizes For Eminem Feud

Benzino again revisited his early 2000s feud with hip hop star Eminem and, in an interview with Global Grind, shared his regret at the incident. Admitting that he felt somewhat untouchable as the head of The Source magazine, Benzino said that he took things too far during the much-publicized beef.
"When the Eminem situation happened, I was just on top and I didn't have to answer to nobody," he said. "When you're on top and even with a lot of people in New York [and] even with labels, you still have to answer to somebody. Me and Dave [Mays, co-founder] was [at The Source], and at that point, I wanted to prove to everybody like, 'Listen, I'm the one running this here and I can do this without reservation'…it was a mistake for me getting involved in the situation with Eminem."
"The Eminem thing started getting uglier and uglier, and of course I can take responsibility for some of the stuff I said as far as directly towards his family, you know, really personal shots," he continued. "It was out of order. I believe some of the stuff that he said was out of order also, but at the end of the day, it's all fair in war…if I could do it over again, I definitely would. Eminem was and still is a major force. Hip Hop has brought cultures together - Asian, Latino, Black, White - and I should have been more responsible…[If I met him today] first I'd want to apologize for the Hailie [Em's daughter] references."

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Trey Songz - Hail Mary Ft. Young Jeezy & Lil Wayne (Official Video)

Im watching the new Trey Songz “Hail Mary” video and who do I see? Stevie J and Joseline Hernandez. All I can do is laugh, because Stevie J poses and does that face that is all over instagram, and tells the girls “I do not want to send you to the strip club … now tell Daddy you love me … and by the way, you look nice tonight”. Nice way to capitalize off Love & Hip Hop Atlanta Trey. Trey Songz new album Chapter V is in stores today.
Also Features  @tokyo_blonde Lingerie Football Team Phila Passion  @jockintanyka @prttygurl23

2012 RUMPH CLASSIC Player Highlights

2012 RUMPH CLASSIC Player Highlights

Monday, August 20, 2012

Apple becomes most valuable publicly-traded company of all time

Apple’s stock has taken down several major milestones in the past couple of days. Last Thursday, AAPL closed at an all-time high of $636.34 per share, and it has since surpassed its all-time high of $644.
Today, the stock is trading at a staggering $665. And given the fact that it has 937.41 million shares outstanding, that gives it a market cap of $623.05 billion — the highest ever for a publicly-traded company…
Apple surpassed the record for highest market cap today, a title held by Microsoft since late 1999.
MacRumors does the math:
“Microsoft’s market capitalization peaked on December 30, 1999, reaching an intraday high of $119.94 per share. With Microsoft having documented 5,160,024,593 outstanding shares as of October 31, 1999 in its quarterly earnings report, the company would have had a market capitalization of $618.89 billion on December 30.”
The site goes on to point out that if adjusting for inflation, Microsoft still retains the title by a hefty margin. And there are a few other technical caveats. But on paper, by the numbers, Tim Cook’s team takes the cake.
Apple’s recent surge in popularity with investors can be attributed to a couple of factors. For one, the company just handed out its first dividend in the last 15 years. And it has an extremely powerful 6-month forecast.
Next month, Apple is expected to unveil several new products, including an all-new iPhone, a smaller tablet, and a line of revamped iPod products. Needless to say, analysts are expecting a record-breaking holiday quarter.

iPad expected to push HP into largest quarterly loss

Could HP become the Nokia of PCs? Although the largest PC seller in the US, HP is expected to announce record-breaking quarterly losses later this week. As Nokia never could adapt to a market now dominated by smartphones, HP foresees nearly $9 billion in losses – much from the runaway adoption of Apple’s iPad.
On word that PC sales in the US were down 12.7 percent during the second quarter, HP is expected to loose between $8.5 and $8.9 billion in stock value, according to theAssociated Press. Meanwhile, record iPad sales are helping Apple become the world’smost valuable company…
Indeed, if iPad sales were counted alongside computer purchases, the tablet would account for 19.4 percent of all PCs shipped, analyst firm Canalys announced. By comparison, HP would drop to No. 2, as computer sales fell 11.3 percent for a 12.5 percent piece of all PC shipments.
You may remember HP, like so many other firms, took a run at competing against the iPad. When the company bought failing Palm, the key spoil from that takeover was the webOS, which HP quickly used for its TouchPad. The TouchPad became the Edsel of iPad-killers, quickly crashing and burning in bargain basement sales.
However, that experience may not have taught HP any lessons. Reportedly, HP is mulling over whether to create a new tablet, this one based on Android. In the meantime, HP along with other PC makers, await the Oct. 26 release of Windows 8, which might allow the PC to limp along for a few more years.

Big Sean Dismissed His 1st Album

Big Sean is prepping his sophomore album, but he spoke to HipHopWired about his 2011 debut project, Finally Famous, and revealed that he was never satisfied with the album. He voiced his disappointment, but added that he's used the experience to inform his approach the second time around.
"I ain't really like it that much," said Sean in the interview. "On the first album I wasn't really in love with every single one. I just think it was a timing thing, I just started getting into the groove I was starting to feel comfortable right when it was due. Really when it was past due, and it kind of f**ked me up.”
"You live and you learn and I'm glad it went like that. I'm glad my first album was the way it was and I'm glad the second album is the way it is shaping up to be," he said. "I think my first album had a lot of radio songs on it and that is an important part of things and it is a necessity you have to establish. At least radio knows me now as a presence and now they'd be willing to take more chances on me and that's what this second album is. It's all about taking chances. [The second album's] a little bit more personal and making some new sh*t for the radio instead of trying to go for something else."

Nicki Minaj Forced To Cancel Show

Rapper Nicki Minaj canceled her appearance at the United Kingdom's V Festival this past weekend. According to the Young Money superstar's representatives, Minaj was forced to pull out due to damage to her vocal cords.
She had also previously been advised to not perform at the free concert she gave last Wednesday (August 15th) at New York's Roseland Ballroom.
The V Festival is a two-day festival that will also feature David Guetta, LMFAO, the Killers, and veteran act the Stone Roses.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Sprint to offer $400 in store credit to new customers

Sprint must really, really want you to become a subscriber, because on the heels of its$50 iPhone discount and $100 American Express Reward card offeranother promotion has been spotted.
According to a new report, the country’s #3 carrier will soon start offering $400 of in-store credit to new customers if they switch their service over to Sprint and sign a two-year contract…
PhoneArena has the scoop:
“For activating three or more lines on an Everything Data Share or Simply Everything Data plan, Sprint will give you $400 of in-store credit that can be used towards the purchase of “qualifying devices”, such as new phones. Your signature under a 2-year contract is required too, and the lines must be active for at least 60 days.”
New customers must be porting their lines over from a non-Sprint affiliated carrier (which means Boost and Virgin Mobile customers are out) to qualify for the offer, and the credit must be used in full at the time of purchase.
The offer begins this weekend, on August 19th, and will run through September 15th. So if you’re looking to jump on Sprint’s unlimited data plans, or score some new iPhonesnext month, this might be worth looking into.
What do you think, would you switch to Sprint for $400?

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Beanie Sigel Disputes Memphis Bleek Comments

Despite rapper Memphis Bleek's claims in a recent interview that he had reached out to his former Roc-A-Fella Records labelmate Beanie Sigel, Beans is claiming that he hasn't heard from Bleek at all. Sigel is preparing to enter prison for the next eighteen months, and says that Bleek has not uttered a word to him.
"Memphis Bleek ain't never reach out to me or try to reach out to me," Sigel told XXL. "I brought Memphis Bleek to my neighborhood. Memphis Bleek been to my mother's house. He ate from my mother's food. So, if he wanted to reach out to me, I ain't a hard person to find. I ain't a hard person to find at all. But, I don't have no gripe with Bleek. There's no gripe with Bleek. That's like my brother. We came into the game together. We grew up together in the music business. I don't have no gripe with him."

Drake & Chris Brown Sued For $16 Million

The fallout from the now-infamous Drake/Chris Brown fight in New York City back in June has yet to completely die. Both artists are now being sued for $16 million over the fight at W.i.P. The suit was filed by Entertainment Enterprises Ltd.
The suit claims that that Drake and Brown "shared a grudge against [each] other arising out of their romantic relationships with the same woman [Rihanna]," which led them to "fight violently with each other."
"Each arrived with his own small army of bodyguards [and] 'security' personnel...consisting of at least 15 heavily built men trained and/or experienced in hand-to-hand and weapons combat," it says. "Their two posses had at each other, throwing highball glasses laden with alcohol, shattering the handles of bottles of spirits to use as makeshift knives, and even throwing full bottles at each other." Entertainment Enterprises is also suing W.i.P. and its affiliate club Greenhouse for $4 million, as the incident negated a licensing deal that the firm and nightclub had negotiated prior to the fight.

Lil Wayne's Career Focus Is Changing

Lil Wayne's well-documented love for skateboarding continues to dominate his life. Reiterating statements he made earlier this year, Wayne spoke about his passion for boarding and said that he takes it more seriously than ever.
"You can ask anyone around here," said Wayne in the latest episode of Mountain Dew's "DEWeezy Stories" web series. "Does Wayne let anyone come to skate with him? They'll tell you 'No.'"
"I don't know. It's just something about conquering the whole idea of something difficult as riding a skateboard," he said. "That's what so great about skating to me. It's about challenge. It's about a physical challenge and mental. It's about a challenge in front of you that you actually say to yourself, 'This can't be done. It can't be done by me.'" "I really found a second love," he added. "And music is in trouble. Because I'm in love with this skateboarding sh*t."

Swizz Beatz Revisits His Beginnings

Swizz Beatz revealed that his uncles and LOX member Sheek Louch convinced him to begin producing as a teen; he initially saw himself solely as a DJ. In a recent interview, he talked about those beginnings in the late 80s/early 90s.
"I got my start with Ruff Ryders in ’91ish, ‘92ish – nah, ’88. That’s when Ruff Ryders first started," he said. "My uncle started it, and my Uncle B came along...I was DMX’s DJ for a long time. I didn’t even care about being a producer. I didn’t have no role models as producers back then because to me, it was all about the DJs. Producers weren’t in the forefront at that time. But I was a fan of DJs that were producing, like DJ Premier, like rest in peace Scott La Rock, Marley Marl…I was fans of those guys. Diamond D and them, that whole crew. But I ain’t know they were producers."
"I got into producing when my uncles and them, and I remember Sheek Louch also, I used to make mixtapes and I used to make my intros to my mixtapes so people could rap on it," he continued. "I didn’t know that was producing. I thought it was just making the intro for your mixtape. I wasn’t familiar with that word ‘producing.’ They was like take all of those words and all that stuff out, and I did that. They was like, that beat is knocking. Make another one of those. And my uncle was like, you should produce. I was like, produce? He said what you doing is producing. At this time, he was working with Irv Gotti, Chad Elliott, he had bought them all equipment and they was in the studio and they was supposed to teach me. They would teach me like this. That’s how you make the beat. Real fast. I had to teach myself because they was so busy doing they thing, and I was glad I was able to teach myself."

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Evelyn Lozada Issues Statement

"Basketball Wives" star Evelyn Lozada issued a statement addressing the controversy surrounding the domestic violence incident involving she and her husband, NFL star Chad Johnson, who was arrested and subsequently cut from the Miami Dolphins.
"It is with great sadness and much trepidation that I release this statement addressing the domestic violence incident that happened this past Saturday," she said via statement. "I am deeply disappointed that Chad has failed to take responsibility for his actions and made false accusations against me, it is my sincere hope that he seeks the help he needs to overcome his troubles. Domestic violence is not okay and hopefully my taking a stand will help encourage other women to break their silence as well. I'm grateful to my family, friends and fans for the outpouring of support during this difficult time."
The couple's VH1 reality show "Ev & Chad" had also been abruptly canceled due to the incident.

Chad Johnson Speaks

With all of the madness surrounding NFL star Chad Johnson and his wife Evelyn Lozada--head-butting, arrests, Johnson being cut from the Miami Dolphins and Lozada filing for divorce--the public had yet to hear from Johnson himself regarding the controversy. But he finally broke his silence today, first issuing a series of tweets explaining his take on things.
"I would like to apologize to everyone for the recent events that have occurred," he tweeted. "I would like to wish Evelyn well and will never say anything bad about her because I truly love her to death. I will continue to be positive and train hard for another opportunity in the NFL. To all the fans and supporters I have disappointed, you have my sincerest apologies. I will stay positive and get through this tough period in my life."
He also released a statement to Black Sports Online.
“I am going to let the legal process run its course. I wish Evelyn nothing but the best, I have no negative words to say about her, the only thing I can say is I love her very much," he said. "I will continue to be positive and stay training hard for another opportunity in the NFL."
"I appreciate all my fans and supporters and if I have disappointed you in any way, you have my sincerest apologies," he added. "Once again I will continue to stay positive and appreciate all the support during this tough period in my life.”

Miley Cyrus Responds To Tyler, the Creator

Twitter can lead to some strange celebrity exchanges. Tyler, the Creator decided to take a crack at former teen queen Miley Cyrus and her new, 'edgy' hairdo. The Odd Future frontman made a joke about her look and she wasted no time responding.
"Hahahaha. She was like 'Hey, I Wanna Do Something Different.......F**k Me Up Real Quick.' Hahahahaha," Tyler tweeted.
Miley apparently didn't find his comments amusing. She fired back, "My 'barber couldn't even come close to the f**k job that is your face. # your right you should shut up."
"PS Your music is dope," she added.
"That's awesome," replied Tyler.

Azealia Banks Disses Funkmaster Flex

Azealia Banks may be trying to get into the Guinness Book for the most Twitter beefs in a year. The brash Harlemite has feuded with Iggy Azalea, T.I., Kreayshawn, Nicki Minaj, Lil Kim, Jim Jones and now, Funkmaster Flex. She blasted the Hot 97 personality after he 'dared' speak about her ongoing situation with Jim Jones.
"lol u old dusty fat f**k," she tweeted. "Tell that n***a Jim to defend himself ... You stay out of it and have yourself a glass of fat free water."
"Just join the #K*NTBRIGADE ... You're obviously K*nty Hunty," she continued. "Lol funk flex is a butch queen. Lol funk flex loves to pick on women... !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! He's FISH!"
"You can call my p***y and I can squirt in your face n***ahhhh !!!!!!!!!" she also tweeted.

Usher's Lifestyle Questioned In Court

Tameka Foster and Usher Raymond are back battling in court over the custody of their two son. Kevin Frazier shared some tidbits about their hearing this week, and revealed that the court questioned Usher's superstar playboy lifestyle.
The court showed photos of Usher and asked him questions such as “what were you doing in this situation with this women,” seemingly implying that his behavior could make him an unfit parent.
Usher also apparently told Tameka to get on with her life, romantically. ”I told her [Tameka foster] that I felt like she should move on with her life and she should see other people," he said in a recording; addressing the possibility of other men being around his kids with: “As long as your the responsible parent… I know that you will make a good judgement and you have to move on with your life.”
Sounds like Ush took the high-road, but this isn't going to be over any time soon.

Beanie Sigel Discusses Prison, Jay-Z

In a few weeks, rapper Beanie Sigel will begin a two-year prison sentence for failure to pay his taxes. Talking to XXL, Beanie discussed his state of mind heading back into jail and how he plans on changing his life once he's released in 2014.
"I’m done [with prison]. It’s over!" he said. "In that environment, this outside world…you gotta hang all that up. When I go in there, I won’t be Beanie Sigel. I’ll be 57613-066. That’s who I’ll be. I won’t be Beanie Sigel. I’m not gonna sit in my cell and write rhymes everyday. That’s a real thing inside. There’s people inside who ain’t ever coming out of those buildings. I would talk to them and do my best to be a window for some of ’em who are never gonna make it outta there. We all have the same commissary, we all have the same amount of money on our books, we all gonna eat the same food and nobody cell gonna look different. I’m gonna be a number like everybody else."
He also downplayed any chance of a reconciliation with Jay-Z; but revealed that he holds no animosity towards his former mentor.
"There’s no need for that conversation anymore [with Jay-Z]’s been too long," he said. "That’s all I ever wanted. Jay-Z don’t owe me a dime. What me and Jay had or what I thought we had was a brothership that was beyond music and business. A brothership that I trusted and that I’d put my life in harm’s way for ‘this thing of ours, this La Familia.’ I thought it was bigger than music, I thought it was bigger than business, but as I got older and thought about it…that’s all it was, it was business. So, the conversation is for what? I kind of understand…Jay was growing, he’s in a different space, he was rubbing shoulders with different people and when you get around certain people and you get into a certain bracket, sometimes you got to disassociate yourselves with the one point, I thought this rap sh*t ruined me. I got in more trouble being Beanie Sigel than when I was just Mac."

Nas In Ghostwriting Controversy

An offhand tweet by writer/filmmaker dream hampton has caused a small firestorm amongst hip hop fans. hampton claimed in a tweet that Nas' "Untitled" album was mostly written by dead prez member stic-man and Roc Nation emcee Jay Electronica. The claim raised the ire of Nas fans online, and stic-man addressed the controversy on Twitter and issued a statement on Facebook denying that he ghostwrote for Nas.
"As far as the rumors about myself and jay electronika ghost writing for Nas, let me say this. Nas is one of the if not the most prolific original lyricist to EVER do it," he tweeted. "My contributions to his album was a collaboration and an honor and under his direction of what he wanted to convey and say. Haters cant discredit that man's genuis. Nas is the Don. [sic]"
He then addressed dream via Facebook.
"Dream Hampton. I certainly don't mean to call u a hater. I am just being brought up to speed about your tweet. I heard the "rumors" from other tweets and a few emails from fans. I still haven't read your tweet. So my statement was just being clear on how I felt about the collab. That was a great opportunity for me to work with one of the most influential emcees to my own personal flow and craft. I can't speak on what Jay and Nas collab was cause I wasn't there and that's there business. Both of those cats are awesome lyricists in my opinion. But for me I was just a white belt that answered the call for a session with a master of the craft. And I assisted where it was requested with ideas, beats and some writing. Not because Nas "needed" me lol...Again I was just honored to get the call. Nas new album Life is Good is lyrically magnificent and his skills have always spoken for them self. So that's just my view I respect that folks may field different ways about it. Just clarifying my position. And I referred to it as a "rumor" because obviously no one of the people talking about it were present in the session. So people can sometimes think they know but weren't present so they speak on what they think as opposed to being there. [sic]"

Tone Loc Collapsed At Comedy Show

West Coast rapper Tone Loc reportedly suffered a seizure during a comedy show at Los Angeles' Laugh Factory. According to TMZ, Tone fell to the floor gasping for breath during a charity event to benefit "My Friend's House," a non-profit that provides food for the homeless.
He was not, however, rushed to the hospital. Loc reportedly recovered from the episode quickly. His management says that he had a reaction to 'bad food.'
The incident is the latest in a string of medical emergencies involving the rapper. He was arrested for driving erratically in what officers thought was a DUI, but Tone Loc claimed he'd had a seizure behind the wheel. He also collapsed onstage at three different concert performances over the past three years.

Cee-Lo Launching GreenHouse Foundation

Rapper/singer/songwriter Cee-Lo Green and his sister Shedonna Alexander are launching The GreenHouse Foundation, a new non-profit organization dedicated to making green education more accessible to students in underserved communities. The official kickoff is August 17th at Southwest Atlanta Christian Academy, where Cee-Lo himself was a student.
“The Green Garden program will use outdoor gardening as an innovative tool to teach math and science. It will allow students to experience a new approach to “green education,” stated co-founder Shedonna Alexander. “We are committed to the mission to empower children with the knowledge, attitude and desire to positively influence their futures, their communities and the long-term sustainability of their planet.”
The kickoff will feature Cee-Lo, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, Goodie MOB and jazz singer Kathleen Bertrand.

Quincy Harris Live Fox 29 7:00am - 10:am

Quincy Harris Live Fox 29 7:00am - 10:am