ITHACA, N.Y. (AP) — Hip hop pioneer DJ Afrika Bambaataa (bam-BAH’-tah) has been appointed to a three-year term as a visiting scholar at Cornell University.
The appointment announced Tuesday was made by Cornell University Library’s Hip Hop Collection in conjunction with the Ivy League school’s music department.
Bambaataa will visit Cornell’s upstate New York campus several days each year to talk to classes, meet with student and community groups, and perform the music he helped create and expand. His first visit will be in November.
Cornell officials say the university’s library contains the largest national archive on hip hop culture, documenting its birth and growth by preserving thousands of recordings, fliers, photographs and other artifacts.
This Weekend, the 13th Annual Art for Life Gala with Mariah Carey, Nick Cannon was held at Russell Simmons’East Hampton Home. Angela Simmons looked absolutely stunning in the Summer’s hottest trend, lots of color!
The rain didn’t put a damper on this year’s event which raised over $1.9 million…and still counting!! Guests of the evening included Soledad O’Brien, Star Jones, Grant and Tamia Hill, Salt – n – Pepa, Anita Baker, Melanie Fiona, Michael Williams, Jill Zarin and the entire Simmons clan excluding Vanessa and JoJo.
My how little Ming & Aoki have grown! ART FOR LIFE benefit the Foundation’s signature arts education and gallery programs, which directly serve over 2,300 students each year. Founded in 1995 by brothers Russell, Danny and Joseph “Rev. Run” Simmons, Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation is dedicated to providing inner-city youth with significant exposure and access to the arts, as well as providing exhibition opportunities to under-represented artists and artists of color. For more information, visit www.rushphilanthropic.org.
Diggy performed and looked pretty dapper in his color blocking moment!
Mariah Carey surprised guests when she arrived on stage with her husband wearing a fuchsia Cavalli dress to tie back to the evening’s theme - Living In Color. She and Nick were honored for their work with the arts and were presented with artwork pieces made by Rush Kids, and inspired by the work of artist Kehinde Wiley.
Last night, Team SFPL took our talents to attend the NYC press reception for “Love & Hip Hop Atlanta” castmembers Joseline, Stevie J, K.Michelle and Scrappy along with LHHATL executive producer Mona Scott Young, as the kicked off their press week at the Griffin in the Meatpacking District.
Sponsored by Bartenura Moscato and Ciroc, the private event was attended by over 75 New York media VIPs and featured an episode screening and a candid Q&A. The Q&A topics ranged from the status of Stevie J and Joseline’s relationship to Scrappy not wanting to pay child support to K.Michelle’s music career. It was a Q&A like no other, especially when the Joseline questions started rolling out …
The full LHHATL cast is set to tape the reunion show today.
Joesline’s comments alone sparked laughs, boos and cries, at the same damn time. Comments like; “I’m anInternational Superstar, where have you been?”, ”I do whatever my daddy (Stevie J) tells me to do” and “I’m not going no where, MiMi can do what she want’s.”
K. Michelle ( who was the crowd favorite) delighted the crowd when she revealed that today would be the first day she took a label meeting with a major label. She has some amazing things in the works and was beaming with happiness. That is until she took the mic and blasted all parties involved in the slander of her name for theMemphits situation.
” You need to address the real situation and refrain from coming at me, cause when you come for me, I come right BACK!”
Scrappy continuously reiterated that despite the editing he loves and appreciates his baby Momma, Ericka very much. And on his Mother he stated, ”If getting checks with my mama makes me a mama’s boy, then I guess I’m a mama’s boy.”
Stay Tuned to SFPL, for our exclusive interview with Stevie J, Joseline and K. Michelle in a few posts.
To catch up on all the juicy drama, tune into “Love & Hip Hop Atlanta” on Mondays at 8pm ET/PT on VH1.
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The Real Housewives of Miami is welcoming a few new (and probably plastic) faces to its second season.
Joining returning cast members Lea Black, Adriana de Moura, and Marysol Patton are Lisa Hochstein, Joanna Krupa, Ana Quincoces, and Karent Sierra. Hochstein, who dubs herself a “professional housewife” and has appeared in Playboy, is married to Miami’s “boob god” plastic surgeon Dr. Lenny Hochstein. Krupa is a Polish model and actress who — wouldn’t you know it — has also appeared in Playboy.
Quincoces, meanwhile, describes herself as a “straight-shooting Cuban dynamo who tells it like it is.” Sierra is Miami’s top celebrity dentist and has been dating telenovela star Rodolfo Jiménez for the past few years.