THE BIG A&E STORYTHIS WEEK IS:
Chicago-reared rap superstar Kanye West and rap mogul Jay-Z have finally confirmed the release date for their collaborative album 'Watch The Throne'.
According to reports, speculation as to the record's emergence has been rife ever since the pair posted the first track 'H.A.M.' and it was heavily rumoured that the album would hit the streets without warning earlier this month.
How, the hip-hop superstars have revealed that the album will be released digitally on August 1 and physically on August 5.
So the question now is will it debut at No. 1 on the charts? It’s likely. Folk have been waiting on this for almost a year now so, we think the anticipation of its release will garner huge initial sales—especially if HOVA has anything to do with it!LOL
TIED FOR BIG A&E STORY is an unrelated story on Kanye West. Apparently MTV has forgiven Ye for his infamous on stage antics two years ago with Taylor Swift because he was the second biggest nominee in the recently announced 28th Annual MTV Music Awards nominations (Katy Perry was the biggest with nine). He copped seven nominations including Best Pop Collaboration Video for “E.T.” with Katy Perry,. The other two videos he was nominated for were “All of the Lights” and “Power.” (Surprisingly his epic 15 minute film/video “Runaway”: was not nominated) The other ILLI MOians nominated were St. Joseph, Mo native Eminem with three nominations including Best Male Video for :”Love the Way you Lie” with Rihanna and Chicagoan Lupe Fiasco got one nod for “The Show Goes On” in the Hip Hip Video category. The VMAs will be aired live on MTV August 28 from the Shrine in
Rolling Stone Magazine has just released its list of the top 10 albums of the '00s, and while Radiohead's experimental opus "Kid A" tops the list, two ILLI MO artistw share two CDs a piece in the Top 100.
Kanye West’s Grammy award winning 2004 debut, “The College Dropout” came in at No. 10 and his third CD, “Graduation: came in at No 45.
Eminem made an appearance Monday on
MTV News correspondent Sway’s first broadcast of "Sway in the Morning" on Sirius XM's Shade 45, calling into the show.
Em said, “You played such a vital part in my career and such a big role in hip-hop, we're just happy to have you," When the rapper, who owns Shade 45, said was asked by Sway for a freestyle, Em joked, "It might be dial tone."
Sway also unearthed an old interview that he conducted with Em, dating back to when the rapper first signed with Dr. Dre. 'When Em got signed, he came to our house in
"Then we had him come up on the radio show to make that announcement and he busted a freestyle, so we played that segment." Sway said.
Sway also interviewed current rap sensation Chicagoan Lupe Fiasco
Recent Emmy nominee and
Just days after "Friends With Benefits" stars Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis agreed to accompany two Marines to the event, the 89-year-old "Hot in Cleveland" star was propositioned.
Lewis, who has served in
"I'm fun I'm going to be performing. I think I could make her laugh, I think she could make me laugh. I think we could laugh together. It's going to be great," he says in the video.
But White says she cannot accept the invitation.
"I am deeply flattered and truly appreciate the invitation," White said in a statement released by her publicist. "As everyone knows, I love a man in uniform... but unfortunately I cannot accept, as I will be taping an episode of 'Hot in
The statement ended: "Love, Betty White."
Well what did the Sergeant expect? White is no way gonna take off from her taping schedule but it was nice that she at least had her publicist issue a statement on the matter, But we hear Lewis’ invitation was accepted by actress Linda Hamilton so he won’t be going stag. But it would have been cool to see White accompany Lewis just for the extremes between the two!++++++++
Fischer, who currently stars in the upcoming film, ‘A Little Help” is seven months pregnant is expecting to have the child sometime in September.
The city of
Chicago native artist Avrey Smith will make his second appearance on BET 106 & Park with a performance of his smash chart-topping iTunes single "Inked Up" on July 27 Smith is the first artist to be released on Chicago native singer Willie Taylor of DAY26’s label, NOIVAK Music.
THE BIG STL STORY THIS WEEK IS:
Billed as the largest concert in STL history, rock superstar group U2 performed its 360 Tour in the sweltering heat before more than 50,000 fans at Busch Stadium last Sunday under a a tall, four-legged structure that's been monikered "The Claw," that was constructed a week prior during the All Star Break,
St Louis Post critic Kevin Johnson reported that the two hour plus concert was “boasted a great blend of style, substance and spectacle.
Below are some comments by some fans who attended the concert as reported by Arnold Patch website
"They still have what it takes to change the world. I think they already have—for the good. Thanks to them I'm a musician. Gracias Bono, The Edge, Adam and Larry."
"It was the best rock concert I've ever seen. Interpol (the opening band) was a good band that played it by the rules. U2 came out and broke every rule, and then made their own. Rock n Roll!"
"When monumental music and entertainment value meets monumental production value (sound, lights, video, etc.), you have what we experienced in
-Asher Benrubi, aka Smash from The Smash Band
"I thought it was once again flawless and thoughtful. It was the
"They rocked! Now I know what 'packed to the rafters' means. I've never seen Busch Stadium completely full. There wasn't a bad seat in the house!"
"Thought it was amazing. To have that big of a stage and still have have Bono interact with the fans, like bringing people on stage or sitting down with his feet in the crowd. To have just The Edge and Bono alone playing acoustic during 'Stay' made that huge stage still feel intimate. Great show. Set list hit every album. Thought it was cool when Bono read the set list from the
After the concert ended , construction workers started laying in the new sod (which was pulled up for the concert)for the infield Tuesday and started the outfield on Wednesday.
In related U2 newz, before the concert its lead singer Bono met with some execs from the
Three STL based venues are going through the change:
First, The Admiral was towed away from the St. Louis Riverfront Tuesday afternoon for good. A fixture on the St. Louis Riverfront since the 1940sm the cruise ship turned
The landmark Del Taco restaurant has close dits doors for the possible demolition, the buidng may be saved by the city’s top leaders. Mayor Francis Slay has suggested numerous times via twitter that the uniquely shaped building would look great as a coffee shop, more specifically Kaldi;s coffee Shiop who liked the idea Meanwhile a separate tweet from Board of Aldermen President Lewis Reed was much more specific in regards to contacting the owner of Pi Pizzeria
PresReed: I’ve been in talks w/ owners of @pistl about unique concept restaurant in Del Taco bldg on Grand. Exciting! Stay tuned.
Two weeks ago, Board of Aldermen narrowly approved a redevelopment plan for the South Grand Boulevard historic district that could lead to the demolition of the flying-saucer-shaped former Del Taco building.Bill sponsor and 19th Ward Alderman Marlene Davis needed 15 votes to pass the plan — and she got just 15.
The Fox Theatre also on Grand is going dark for seven weeks while it undergoes $2 million in improvements.The Fox Theatre also on Grand is going dark for seven weeks while it undergoes $2 million in improvements.The renovations include a new advanced air conditioning system,energy-efficient LED lighting system, improvements to the Grand Boulevard façade, installation of new storefronts made of glass, ornamental awnings as well as creation of a decorative balcony in the Humbolt building. The theatre lobby will undergo repair work after the fire that caused smoke damage earlier and Fox Chandelier will be cleaned and relamped. The theatre will also carry out renovations on its lobby concessions space and catering kitchen in addition to the Fox Club box seating section.
Theriot reportedly had to reach for second baseman Skip Schumaker’s throw while trying to get a force out in the sixth inning with the Cardinals leading the Cincinnati Reds 1-0 on Sunday. Umpire Mike Muchlinski ruled that Theriot pulled his foot off the base, leaving Zack Cozart safe. Theriot immediately stormed over to Muchlinski to argue. The shortstop had to be held back, initially by first-base umpire Chris Guccione, then by Albert Pujols. Theriot said he was reportedly trying to drag his foot across the bag, from one corner to the other. After watching replays in the clubhouse, he remained adamant that Muchlinski blew the call. As a result of his actions he was reportedly suspended and fined an undisclosed amount.
2011 St Louis Rams first-round draft pick Robert Quinn hosted a party Saturday at Exo for the weekly networking event So Sexy Saturdays. This special nite was promoted by Koncpets.
Reality competition show "Food Network Star" is coming to
Southern rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd is coming to southern
The fair runs Aug. 26 through Sept. 5.
Grammy Award winning country singer Rosanne Cash will be at Blueberry Hill Sept. 27 and will sign copies of her memoir, "Composed."
That comes out in paperback Aug. 1.
Alternative rock band Sister Hazel is performing at Lumiere Theatre inside
Authors and humorists Dave Barry and STL native (right of pic) Ridley Pearson will make their seventh visit to the St. Louis County Library's Family Read Night, promoting their new book "The Bridge to
STL native rapper Chingy (PICTURED) along with Grammy Award winning STL native singer Michael McDonald and the St. Louis Blues Review will perform under the Gateway Arch during ASAE’s Annual Meeting and Exposition’s opening night Aug 6 , The conference is from August 6–9. For more info on opening night go to http://www.asaeannualmeeting.org/opening_night.cfm.
In unrelated Chingy newz, the rapper is coming out with a documentary called“In the Studio With Chingy “ It will consist of a series of videos and behind the scenes footage of Chingy as he shows the world how he creates, and his process in the Studio its 24hr 7 day a week grind called the music business
Singer Miguel(RIGHT) has been added to the mtvU VMA Tour coming to Six Flags St. Louis Aug. 1. Singer Mike Posner(FAR RIGHT) has already been announced for the show, and more artists will be added.
Grammy Award winning singer/musician Dwele will perform a free concert July 30 at MySpace and Café Soul’s Opening Act competition that will take place The Loft at 8 p.m. where finalists will compete to be the opening at the Budweiser Superfest with Jill Scott in August.
Neo Soul singer Bilal will perform at Old Rock House August 17 . It is presented by Vanta Applebum Enterprises.
R&B singer Alexander O’Neal will perform at Envy Nightclub July 30
GrammY Award winnning STL rapper Murphy Lee, along with STl underground rappers Rocky Knuckles, Tef Poe, Chalkboyz & GLC from G.O.O.D music performed Wednesday nite at the Old Rock House..It was hosted by Hot 104,1 personalities Finsta & Deejay StanDaman on the 1s and 2s.
Deb Peterson, columnist for the St Louis Post, reported Thursday that STL singer Aloha Mischeaux is being sued in
A court date has been set for Aug. 11.
Controversial talk show host Richard Onion Horton is back on AM radio. He can now be heard weekdays from on WFFX 1490 AM . He can also be seen once-a-week on the public access panel discussion program "Showdown" (Listings vary by cable system.),
STL based group Mystic Voyage will perform a free concert at
St Louis Post editor Kevin Johnson has a weekly segment entitled FRONT ROW on Channel 11 with April Simpson commenting on the entertainment newz and events in the
STL Event promoter and host Young Dip was on April Simpson’ss show on Channel 11 recently debating on the topic Is Women’;s Cleavage like Sagging Pants?” To see the debate go tohttp://www.kplr11.com/entertainment/kplr-cleavage-vs-sagging-pants-071511,0,1324725.story
Chicago native and And We Present blog editor Randy C Bonds will present his 5th Annual Inspiration Showcase showcasing gospel talents and spken word artists in the Chicago Area, July 24, at the sanctuary at
Where U Want 2 Be Entertainment LLC and Unheard Media LLC have joined forces with Demi Lobo’s 3rd Annual Most Talented Under 12 Talent Showcase in
There is a new owner of Envy Nightclub these days. Liquid Assets CEO Phil Assets is now owner who bought it from Jon Burns. In related newz, there was a rumor going around that gunshots were fired at his venue Tuesday nite during $2 Tuesdays .To squash It, Club Evvy posted up on its wall .”contrary to rumors you may have heard, there were no shots fired at ENVY ULTRA LOUNGE. A minor altercation occurred between a promoter and his entourage....... which was immediately defused by ENVY's security. Evening Whirl photographer King Yella also got on Facebook to defend the club on the false accusations.
MPAC will host its first beach styled Eye Candy party at The Loft July 29+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
STL based singer Priest produced a new single he is promoting entitled, “Start It Up” feat Myzphyt For more info on this blazing hot hip-hop R&B single contact him at
Former ST Louis model and current Las Vegas resident and college professor Alvin Jackson has developed a new website called 12 Ticks. He was interviewed recently about his creation on EPN (Entrepreneur’s Podcast Network) . To hear the interview go to http://epodcastnetwork.com/destroying-the-way-people-respond-to-events-online-12ticks-com/
STL LEOian B-DAZEs—former NFL player.current radio personality Demetrious Johnson, reality show star Tijuana Bradley (PICTURED), comedian Esau McGraw, documentarian Thomas Gibson, singer/actor Chuck Flowers, and photographer Japhus Johnson
There will be another audition for the upcoming 3rd Annual Mista Couture Charity Style Contest sometime early August. Details TBA soon. Gents with style and ladies who like to be escorts send a recent pic to email@example.com for a spot in the second auditions. The contest itself will be Sunday, August 21 at mandarin in the
To see pics from the LOOKIN FOR MR COUTURE 2012//LAUNCH OF THE OLA ROLL event go to http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150276888296489.341656.511621488&type=1
Miss Missouri 2009 Tara Osseck and 2011 American Idol finalist Haley Reinhart
BLIND PICZ. Who’s well manicured hand this was being raised at the
BLIND DISHZ. Which STL mover and shaker is in talks with a STL radio station to host their own radio show?
HINT 1. The mover and shaker is a male
HINT 2. This person was a co-host of an STL radio show a few years ago.
HINT 3. This person currently has a weekly event on one day out of the weekend showcasing talent at a popular STL venue .
Hint 4, The radio station is on FM radio
PRO—MO—CIAL--I--CIOUS. Which STL mover and shakers are getting it in this week? TV show producer/event promoter G'Bassa D'Acosta and event promoter/event producer Mocha Latte (TIE) and club manager Andre Stith and event promoter/club owner Phil Assets (TIE)
G' bassa D'A costa.(RIGHT) This lovely sista continues her grind with her TV show, Sexy N the STL that films every Wednesday at the music showcase Winning Wednesdays at Europe (SEE OUTGOING BITZ LINK BELOW). Speaking of Sexy N the STL, it airs every Wednesdays and Fridays on Charter Cable (SEE OUTGOING BITZ LINK BELOW). She is also featured in a feature in the July issue of Delux Magazine.
Mocha Latte (FAR RIGHT). The vibrant Queen of Promotions continues as well doing her promotions game of other promoter's events as well as hosting this week Sistah Girl Tusdays at TheLoft and The Best Damned Ladies Night Period at Club Amnesia this Saturday (SEE OUTGOING BITZ LINK BELOW)
Andre Stith (LEFT). As manager of one of the longest running nightspots in St.Louis, The Loft—which has went through some club renovations—its the spot where many promoters use to host their weekly and monthly events (Mocha Latte, Cafe Soul, Hella Fly, etc), it now has a special nite eviery night of the week, more specifically two nites created by Stith on Mondays with the new Laughing On the Light comedy show on Martini Mondays And the new jazz happy hour for the 30 and up.
Phil Assets. (PICTURE NOT SEEN). This suave CEO of the successful Liquid Assets promotions group has been keepin it poppin with various weekly networking events at Club Amnesia inclduing Look at Me Now Thursdays, Red Light District Saturdays following Best Damned Ladies Night and International Nite Sundays. Also added to Assets' hat is the new owner of Envy Nightclub (SEE BITZ ABOVE)where there are special nites of the wee including Gentlemans Happy Hour Mondays, $2 Tuesdays, and Wednesdays After Work.
WORDZ TO THE WHYZ?????????????????????????????????????????????
Why are people who look like or got the same name as Casey Anthony getting death threats? Why did a Fox News personality dog Chris Brown and his fans? Why are Republicans tryin to make Michelle Bachmans n the head person running for President in 2012 (isnt this the same lady who say once practiced witchcraft and calling her crazy)? Why does Rihanna have a section in her show where folk can feel her up? Why folk think Fantasia is preggo? Why do Blackberry phone freeze up all the time? Why wont gospel artist Kirk Franklin just go ahead and be a rock star like craves to be? Why is Natural Bridge going toward Kingshighway the spot to get illegal car tags? Why did radio personality Charlamagne make Lil Mama cry recently on his show? Why is singer Mick Jagger gettin so much play on a lot of pop dance songs these days? And why arent there any female rappers on the charts these days?
AT THE BELL BIV DEVOE CONCERT AT SOLDIERS MEMORIAL
Why did Ricky Bell say that women in Japan call him Mr Licky? Why did Ronnie DeVoe unbuckle his belt buckle then look downward? Why was there this tipsied woman holdin up two beers in cups spillin the excess on folk? Why did this crazed fan sista ask YOURS TRULY if I knew BBD? And why was there a drunk guy hunching up on two women one at a time?
OTHER ILLI MO EVENTZ THIS WEEK
ADD: The Universoul Circus
Thru July 24
At Jamestown Mall in Florrisant
Darren Criss from "Glee" will appear at Six Flags St. Louis July 21 as part of the park's Starburst Summer Concert Series.
Join Stress Free Fridays this Friday, July 22nd as we team up with 5 Star Events and visits The Loft Jazz Club, located at 3112 Olive Street in Mid-Town...5pm start time! Pieces of a Family will be performing LIVE, so early arrival
ADD: NEXT: The Listening party featuring the music of Kindred The Family Soul starting at 6pm at Lola.
ADD: Kym's Komedy Korner!!
@The InSpot, 5854 Delmar –
w/E Griff, Ms Funny, Jovan Bibbs & DJ Epic
$5 @7p, $10 @8p
ADD: 3 WAY PROMOTIONS PRESENT
SUPA SITC - SWIMSUIT CALENDAR MODEL SEARCH PARTY
FRI JULY 22ND
LADIES FREE TILL
DRINK FREE TILL
$500 CASH PRIZE
LIVE PERFORMANCE BY GENA
DJ CUDDY IN THE MIX
CASUAL DRESSCODE - NO WHITE T'S OR BALL CAPS
FOR VIP OR B DAY PARTY BOOKINGS
Celebrate St Louis Summer Concert Series continues this weekend at SOLDEIRS MEMORIAL
FRI JULY 22
Big Mike Aguirre
SAT JULY 23
Hazard to Your Booty
Mike N Molly star and comedian Billy Gardell will perform at The Pageant Jul 23, at
SEAN BLAKEMORE IS ONLY ONE CALL AWAY...FOR ALL TRUE FANS STAY CONNECTED... ONE ON ONE CONVERSATION WITH CELEBRITY ACTOR SEAN BLAKEMORE "
SAVE THE DATE JULY 23RD at 10:00 to 10:30 AM PST
ADD: SUPER SMOOTH PROMOTIONS, THE UMBRELLA GROUP AND HELLA FLY PROMOTIONS HAS JOINED FORCES TO BRING YOU THE BIGGEST OLD SCHOOL PARTY OF 2011. COME DRESSED IN YOUR BEST 70'S, 80'S, AND 90'S ATTIRE... IS STRONGLY APPRECIATED BUT NOT REQUIRED.
LADIES $5 DOLLARS UNTIL 11PM!
HOSTED BY SUPER EGO AND THE FLYEST HOST IN THE CITY, DANO DA MANO!
OLD SCHOOL PERFORMANCE BY ETHNO NITE LIFE
DJ FLEX ON THE 1'S AND 2'S!
MUST RSVP NOW TO GET MORE DETAILS...at http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=107242676038473
ADD:XXXMAS IN JULY SWIMSUIT PARTY @ LEVEL13
RUMPLEMINTZ SHOT SPECIALS ALL NIGHT!
1/2 OFF COVER FOR EVERYONE IN XXXmas SWIMSUITS!!!
SNOW SNOW SNOW!!!
GREEN LASER LIGHT SHOW BY MIDWEST LIGHTWORKS!!!
**GET YOUR PICTURE TAKEN WITH SANTA & MRS. CLAUSE BY THE FIREPLACE (photos by Andrew Pokha)**
DJ's DIRTY BUS, NOAH, BLACK ANTHONY & ERICK HARTMAN 9-3!
Erick Hartman 9-11pm
Dirty Bus 11pm-Midnight
Black Anthony & NOAH Midnight -Close
ADD: Close To Famous | 1st Fridays | Koncepts | S&R Promotions
"The Day Party"
Sponsored by: Bud Lime &
Sunday 7.24.11 @ Cafe
* Complimentary Bud Lime,
RSVP Mandatory for VIP Admission and Drinks. Valid until .
Email firstname.lastname@example.org until we reach capacity.
ADD: Pop/rock groups group Styx & Yes
Sun, Jul 24
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ADD: HENNESSY BLACK AND LIQUID ASSETS PRESENTS
INDUSTRY NIGHTS LAUNCH
Mon July 25
$1000 Bartenders Competition
Lauren V (Sky Lounge, Gameday, formerly Lush) vs Candy (HOOTERS)
We're calling out all the bartenders, all the waitresses, all the promoters, all the club owners, all the models, all the photographers, all the graphic designers, dj's, host and anyone else who knows how to party
This is the only night the Industry is off and we want to party!!!
Its also Round 1 of the $1000 Hennessy Black Bartenders Competition
for 8 weeks some of your favorite bartenders will go head to head to find out who is the king or queen of the bar.
The winner each week receives $100 and advances to the next round for a chance to win $1000. (support your drink makers)
Each week industry night will also showcase One of your favorite promoters, 2 models and waitress.
For more info Inbox Phil Assets personally
or call (314)680-2775
Saint Louis Zoo and Elements of Soul team up for an awesome party at St Louis Zoo in
FOR MORE OUTGOING BITZ GO TO