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Africa Miranda and Kimberly Lachelle Launch “Beautifully Driven!”

In recent TV World moves, luxury audio brand Harman Kardon, along with social influencers Africa Miranda and Kimberly Lachelle, hosted a launch party for the new web series “Beautifully Driven,” a four-episode showcase of women who have “found their lane.” Guests packed Bravo Ocean Studios on a rainy evening to preview the premiere episode, browse new products in the Harman Kardon Suite, check out the latest Optima, Cadenza and Niro Touring vehicles from Kia Motors and enjoy soulful performances from talented singer-songwriters India Shawn and Chantae Cann.
 
Attendees included Caroline Fratacci (Sr. Digital Marketing Specialist, HARMAN), John Dominguez (Product Communications/Social Media Manager, Kia Motors America), Nadia Hernandez(Director of Multicultural Engagement, Zeno Group), Tomorrow Pictures producers Ellen Barnard and Frederick Taylor; singer-choreographer Victor Jackson, recording artist Delra Harris, stylist/tv personality LaKenya Morris and many more. Special thanks to Bravo Ocean Studios, DJ Poizon Ivy, and Talero Organic Tequilas.
 
Powered by Kia Motors, “Beautifully Driven” is co-created by Africa Miranda and Kimberly Lachelle and produced by Tomorrow Pictures.
The series can be found on beautifullydriven.com.

Grammys 2017: The Beyonce, Adele, and Chance The Rapper Takeover

This is not for the meek. We are going to keep it all the way real and go all the way in. Brace yourself as this will be a session of Grammy Truth 101.

  1. The Grammys were waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay too LONG!
  2. Paris Jackson looked so Basic
  3. Adele STORMED the night  with her wins but left her singing voice in the Limo
  4. Beyonce’ was Utter Slayage
  5. Bruno Mars KILLED the Prince tribute
  6. Chance The Rapper was on a whole nother Level
  7. Solange looked amazing for her 37 seconds of airtime
  8. Katy Perry was Awesome
  9. J. Lo is a Sex Goddess and her dress was oh so perfect on her
  10. Jason Derulo looked like he was at a Ski Resort
  11. John Leged was awesome
  12. Neil Diamond still has it
  13. Faith Hill looked so Beautiful

Now that that is out of the way, let’s get down to Business.

Jay-Z and Blue Ivy looked so cute in their evening attire. It has been said that Blue Ivy was channeling her inner Prince with the Gucci effect.

Everyone on our timeline was waiting for Beyonce to hit the stage. In all honesty, all we remember prior to that is Chance the Rapper winning a lot of awards (Best New Artist, Best Rap Album, Best Rap Performance). LoL!

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When Beyonce hit the stage a lot of fans were confused by her effect. Some were praising the Goddess look and others were wanting her to try again. While scrolling down twitter we found the following explanation for the effect and thought it was interesting enough to share.

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Now, on to the effect:

What are your thoughts on the effect Queen-Yonce gave???

As we move to the main awards for the night, at least in our opinion.

  • Album Of The Year- Adele
  • Song of the Year- Adele
  • Record of the Year- Adele

Chileeeeeeee, when this came out the Bey-Hive went into a stir. No shade to Adele, “Hello” was an amazing song and “25” was a dope album, however, “Lemonade” SLAYED for the Music GODZZZZZ and was the Talk of Pop Culture for months. Fans felt Bey was shaded by the Grammy Panel. Take a look at the reaction from Gabrielle Union after the Adele streak:

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Your Thoughts????

Furthermore, some interesting facts were dropped on twitter last night. Not that everything is race driven, however, this breakdown made us wonder:

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Interesting…….

Though Rihanna took home no awards, the Navy showed out with their support for her outfit. No shade, the top was cute, but the skirt could have stayed on the table she pulled it off of.

We love us some Ri-Ri, but the skirt is def on our No Go list.

In any case, we didn’t see Kelly Rowland but thanks to Solange we got to see her at the after party. Haaaaaaaaay Kelly!

All in all, the Grammys were way too long for no reason at all. Congrats to all the Winners and those who received Nominations. And, in honor of the award giving, our Favorite Pics of the Night Award goes to……….

What are your thoughts on the 2017 Grammys? Good, Bad, or Indifferent.

Trailer Review ‘Almost Christmas’ by David E. Talbert

When you hear the name David E. Talbert, what comes to mind? For us here at #TSB the words Play Writer. Story teller. Film Director. Perspective Genius. And, Hilarious come to mind, just to name a few. A few months back, David sent out an email advising of his upcoming project entitled, “Almost Christmas.”Releasing on November 11th, 2016; Almost Christmas is a hilarious family comedy that has a character for everyone.

From writer/director David E. Talbert (Baggage Claim) and producer Will Packer (Ride Along, Think Like a Man series, This Christmas), Almost Christmas tells the festive story of a beloved patriarch who asks his family for one gift this holiday season: to get along. If they can honor that wish and spend five days under the same roof without killing one another, it will be a Christmas miracle.

The all-star cast of Almost Christmas is led by Kimberly Elise (best know for crying ass TT in Set it off), Danny Glover (known best from his role in Lethal Weapon), John Michael Higgins (we don’t know where he comes from), Romany Malco (who’s this?), Mo’Nique (an original Queen of Comedy. The one Hollywood blacklisted), JB Smoove (the black guy who does comedy but needs to give it up), Gabrielle Union (the bougie one from Hampton), Omar Epps (oh yes. His fine ass from Love and Basketball), Nicole Ari Parker (the iconic green eyed beauty from Baltimore who slays all her scripts), Jessie T. Usher (who?) and DC Young Fly (the Atlanta Native made famous thanks to Social Media).The trailer for the film has been released and we all were in tears. Mo’Niques character literally carried this trailer. We haven’t seen the full film yet, but we are excited to see what David has done with such a story in conjunction with this cast line up.

Based on the trailer this film is being deemed a MUST SEE by the TrueSlamBook.com staff.


Street Execs vs. Bankroll Fresh Execs

#LongLiveBankRoll…….. Since the passing of Bank Roll Fresh that hashtag has been a trending topic. So many stories have been told. So many tribute songs. So many #LongLiveBank events and more.

As the rumor mill began to slow down and the memorial funds never came in, the immediate family members of Trentavious White break their silence.
 First, let’s revisit the story as it was told. Bankroll got into an argument while at Street Execs studio. Upon him beating the other party up the individual somehow got ahold of Bankrolls gun and began to run. This caused for a chase to breakout. At some point during the chase the individual turned around (inside of the Gated area) and began shooting at Mr. Fresh. According to police report, there were 50+ Shell Casings found. Only person to lose their life that night was Bankroll Fresh.

After the incident Bankrolls brother took to Instagram and stated that if ANY of the people who were on site that night would have helped him break up the fight, his brother would still be here. #PowerfulWords  With the family breaking their silence a lot of key players have been called out and some speculations have come to the surface. 

In no particular order, we here at TrueSlamBook.com give you the breakdown as it was presented to us during a closed door meeting.  

  • Bankroll Fresh was NOT signed to Street Execs. Street Execs was only the Marketing Company.   
  • As Street Execs proclaimed so much LOVE for Bankroll. They did NOT help pay for the Funeral. 
  • They have NOT called to check on the family. 
  • They have NOT asked if the kids need anything. 
  • Some find it funny that rapper 2Chainz got on a plane and departed Atlanta they day after the shooting of Bankroll.   
  • A lot of these alleged Tribute Events have been scams. According to the family:
  • The only person to gain full approval was Hot Boy Turk. 
  • The family approached Lil Bankhead of Streetz 94.5 not once but twice, once at the station and once at Blue Flame Lounge to let him know to stop attaching Babkrolls name to all these events on air as no one had permission and the events were unauthorized. 

It gets serious when the family began to breakdown those who truly were there for Bankroll Fresh and those who have just been using his name for notoriety.
 Allow us to make it clear. The family of Bankroll Fresh want it to be known that they will not stand for his name being used in vein. Furthermore, they are going to all unauthorized events and shutting them down.
 Tell us bookers, what are your thoughts? 

@KeyshiaCole: Truth! Lies! Tea! And, Shade!

You all know we love us some Keyshia Cole. Her rawness and relatability is something that can’t be faked. She brings an element to the game that forces you to pay attention.

Recently, we have been receiving submissions asking us to drag the R&B Songstress and we don’t see a reason to. However, we will talk some words we have picked up during our weekend stay in Atlanta and more.

Let’s begin with the World of Social Media. It’s no secret that Keyshia is very close with her fans and uses Social Media as a way to reach them and let them know the Real from the Fake.

Recently, on Instagram the Compton native had this to say,

This message coming a few days after,

We are excited to hear that the Storytelling Songstress is back in the studio but we were shocked to see she was back making it shake in the Atl.

If you remember, Keyshia had relocated to the LA area a few years back and was rarely in Atl. She sold her Mansion in Alpharetta as well as the house she had purchased for Frankie & Neffie. One would assume the R&B Diva was going back to her Cali roots for good.

Chileeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee, as we begin to hear the whispers we started to listen in. Now, there is NO PROOF to any of this but according to the Atl Buzz, Keyshia is back for more that one reason.

They say that the visit will be a real EXTENDED one is she is relocating back to Atlanta as it is more ‘Cost Effective.’ Now we all know, Ms. K. Cole ain’t broke, but if you recall from her show she is wise with her investing. Atl living is easier on the pockets, especially now that she in INDEPENDENT and her last album sold a mere 45,000 Copies.

Point-of-no-return-keyshia-colePoint of No Return is the sixth studio album by Grammy-nominated R&B singer Keyshia Cole; it was released on October 7, 2014, by Interscope Records and served as Cole’s final album with the label. The album features production from various music producers including Tim Kelley of Tim & Bob, Mike Will Made It, DJ Mustard, WillieDonut, Amadeus, Stargate and features guest appearances by 2 Chainz, Juicy J, Gavyn Rhone, WaleAugust Alsina, Faith Evans and Future. The album has had unsuccessful sales, selling less than 45,000 copies and being Cole’s lowest selling album to date. (source: Wikipedia)

With that said, Atl would be a great move for the finance conscious Baller.

On another note, we hear they may be talks of yet another show. No word on the exact style or set-up of the possible show, but we would love to see the execution considering all the factors.

  1. Frankie is MIA
  2. Neffie hasn’t changed she just moved
  3. Elite Noel is now an emerging R&B Artist and word has it she is working with Keyshia’s EX-Manager, (Manny)
  4. Daniel ‘Booby’ Gibson is Broke and out of the NBA
  5. Last but not least, Keyshia is back to doing her

Now keep in mind, as we were in Atl this weekend, it was a shocker to see that12909683_1148684938504560_5606973966098703825_oKeyshia hit the Circuit Saturday and had Prive’ filled to Capacity. Then, not more than 24 hours later,

Elite Noel hit the Circuit with a Live Performance at Club Atl. According to the reviews, the R&B Newcomer not only killed the stage she went Acapella with NO FEAR.

BAE live…..acapella!

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We alllllllllllllllllllllllll know that Acapella isn’t everyone’s friend. However, TrueTea, Ms. Noel slayed them notes. It’s apparent that these R&B Artist’ betta get in Formation……. (cough)

So, how does it work with 2 Sisters who both sing in 1 City at the SAME DAMN TIME?????????? Chileeeeeeeeeee, we are already ready for the mess that #TeamKC and #TeamEN may try to conjure. One thing for sure though, we have seen from the shows that Elite Noel respects her big sis and KC loves her Family so any drama is void unless we see/hear it from them…..

On another tip, Keyshia can’t get a break. As she is gearing up for her new album. Spending time and possibly moving to Atlanta, all while realizing her sister has the Atl beat in rotation, she is forced to chin check nukkas in Twitterland…… Get into this Tea!

First off, no shade, true tea, who the fuck is Kafani????? We ain’t NEVER heard of this “Tell Me” track. Y’all know we hear it all and this trick just appeared spinning.

Ha. So, from 2011 until now, the song has received 18 Plays on YouTube. This makes us wonder, did they just wait for Keyshia to start on another album to “Re-Release” the track? Furthermore, the track appears to belong to someone name San Quinn, so why was Kafani so mad? And, again we ask. Who da fukk is Kafani??? Him and all 60,000 of his non-factor ass fans can have several.

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Last but surely not least, Keyshia has put the Love & Hip Hop Atlanta Rumors to SLEEP.

True Tea, we are glad it isn’t true. This show would do nothing for her career but make her a Non-Factor like the rest of the cast. Speaking of which……… We won’t go there, this is about KC.

All in all, Keyshia Cole is up to something, the question is what. She has Divorced Booby. Dismissed Bow Wow. Flew to Atlanta. Went back Blonde all while doing spot show dates…..

Thank God for show money because 45,000  albums sold damn sure isn’t providing the Chanel Rocking Diva sustainability.