WE HEAR THAT LUDACRIS HAS SIGNED A DEAL WITH PUMA TO RELAUNCH THE CLYDE SHOE
We are reaching out to Chaka Zulu and “Big” Jeff Dixon to confirm this but we hear that Ludacris recently did a deal with Puma to relaunch The Clyde. This Chris “Ludacris” Bridges and the DTP thing is slowly building an empire. Looks like 2005 brought a lot of checks to the ATL. Let’s see they had a highly sought-after JV with Def Jam, XM Satelite deal with Ludacris ringing the bell on Wall Street, 2 critically aclaimed films (Hustle & Flow, Crash), another big record with some big singles, a new single out with Jamie Foxx, took Bobby Valentino Platinum, video in South Africa, and I hear the guy bought a G4…..Flat out I think the guy has a big career ahead of him and he really doesn’t have to make any more reacords.
WILL SMITH ROCKED THE Q-100 SHOW IN ATLANTA
I really only went because one of my closest friends is his DJ, but I was pleasantly suprised to know Will Smith has still got it on stage. Jeff and Will have been doing shows all summer from Russia to Live 8 and Jeff was saying to me “Will’s show is really dope” but i had to see it for myself. In this age of today’s hip hop having absolutely no “showman” it was very refreshing to see someone actually go up there and rock a stage and move the crowd. He brought it to the “old school”, integrated all the necessary b-boy elements, and best of all entered in on a Christmas sleigh from the front of the house. And of course DJ Jazzy Jeff killed the set. Thanks to the ATOJ Crew: Skillz and Darnell as well as the Overbrook Family (Omar, Charlie Mack, Miguel and Will)