Being born in the 90’s certainly touched the new up and coming triple-threat artist Jo’zzy aka @dopebyaccident in a special way. She’s the protégé’ of super producer Timbaland and a talented singer/songwriter/rapper. Not only is the 90’s an inspiration and influence, but a way of life for this 24 year old; whose real name is Jocelyn Donald. She says of new single “Tryna Wife”, “It’s just nostalgic music and only the beginning. Some of today’s R&B and Hip-Hop can be so watered down and cookie-cutter, but my style of music makes you think of the 90’s.”


"They only get to see a certain part of your life and it’s not even fifty percent. It may be about fifteen percent of your life that these people are getting to watch so that’s never a good thing because you become this fifteen percent of what people get to see and there’s way more to most of us that are on that show..."  ~Bambi


“One thing I feel that happens a lot on the urban side of music, not as much on the mainstream pop side of music is that if artists don't come out for a few years, we forget that we loved them. This was not just some song I liked, but this was my favorite group in the world. I feel like the urban audience, we don't hold our stars up like the pop audience do. Their stars will put out an album tomorrow and it will still be double, triple, quadruple platinum…”  
~Brandon Casey of Jagged Edge 


Are you a fan of good 90’s music? A fan of music that allows you to still leave something to the imagination? Then you might want to cop that new Hi-Five The EP. Yes, that’s right—Billy, Faruq, Marcus, Shannon and Treston aka Hi-5 are making a comeback and Billy Covington and Faruq Evans assured Parlé Magazine in a recent interview, that they’re here to stay!


You've probably been a fan of Rico Love for years and didn't even know it. He has penned and produced chart topping hits for Usher, Keri Hilson, Fantasia, Chris Brown and Beyoncé to name a few. His EP, Discrete Luxury, was released late in 2013 and includes six new tracks including hit singles "They Don't Know" and "B*tches be Like." The EP serves as the prelude this debut album, Turn the Lights On, which is also the singer/songwriter’s memorable catch phrase. While Rico has made a name for himself mostly behind the scenes, the new record is his chance to not only expand his repertoire but show and prove that he has what it takes as a solo artist.


Kareem Nelson, didn’t tell the typical childhood story I expected to hear in a recent interview with the Wheelchairs Against Guns (W.A.G.) founder. He described a great childhood, a mother that provided everything he wanted and needed, if not more. As an only child, he said he had the best of everything, but the “streets” were still calling. “I chose the streets,” Nelson admitted. There was a sense of brotherhood and freedom that led him to the lifestyle that so many of our young Black men follow. Fast money, cars and women is the name of the game and where so many get caught up. For twelve years Nelson was about that life, until one night everything changed.


 
 

 

 

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Parlé was front and center on the red carpet as VH1 taped this year’s 2010 Hip Hop Honors "Dirty South" edition. The guests of Southern royalty ranged from Master P to Rick Ross up to the King of the south himself, T.I. and everyone in between. The list of who’s who covered the event as cameramen & writers alike screamed for just a quick smile and brief interview as the artists tried to hurry indoors. Luckily, Parlé was able to cop some updates on some of the red carpet’s special guests. Here’s some clips of our red carpet interviews…

Parlé: I’m here with Kid Capri. What are you working on right now?

Kid Capri: The Whole World Is Behind David Love, that’s my new album.

Parlé: okay, when is it dropping?

Kid Capri: I’m working on it now. I got a new single out called "Turn it Out". I just shot the video to it.

Parlé: Okay, we’ll be looking out for it.

 

Parlé: I’m here with Jim Beanz songwriter and producer. Who are you currently working with?

Jim: I’m working with Flo-Rida, Rihanna with Timbaland, I’m also working with Brandy and JoJo.

Parlé: Who have you worked with in the past?

Jim: I’m behind the scenes. I started off with Tim six years ago. That was around Nelly Furtado’s "Loose" album and since then I’ve been with him all the way down. So from Nelly Furtado to Jennifer Hudson, Katy Perry’s "Starstrukk" her latest single I actually produced that and wrote it with Tim. I’ve done a lot of stuff I’m just more behind the scenes.

Parlé: How can your fans or our readers follow your career?

Jim: They can hit me up on Twitter. It is "DaRealJimBeanz".

Parlé: Okay Thanks!

Jim: Thank you very much.

 

Parlé: I’m here with Bone Crusher. Do you have an album coming out any time soon?

Bone Crusher: Yes, I got an album coming out August 23rd it's called Crush Is His Name,  first single called "This is it". I got productions from Dr. Dre, Lil Jon, and few other people. We’re just having fun.

Parlé: Okay.  I see you're limping, what happened to your leg?

Bone Crusher: I messed up in Germany. I jumped off the stage.

Parlé: What?!

Bone Crusher: Indeed, I leave it all on the stage. Really, I left it on the ground when I jumped off, but it’s wonderful.

Parlé: When did that happen?

Bone Crusher: Last year

Parlé: Damn, get well!

Bone Crusher: No, I won’t. Cause I’m going to do it tonight. You going to say this fool is crazy.

Parlé: I would like to see that.

Bone Crusher: You going to see it.

Parlé: I’m here with Eddie Griffin. Are you doing your show next season?

Eddie: I don’t know yet babe.

Parlé: Why, it was entertaining with you and your mother?

Eddie: It is 14 hours of following me and my mama around with a camera. You understand me.

Parlé: Yes and your girlfriends. Side note: Should you be smoking on the red carpet?

Eddie: Why shouldn’t I? I’m a free man. You let me know when we in the Soviet Union cause you know I don’t give a good God damn.

Parlé: (Laughs) I know you don’t. Who are you dating now?

Eddie: None of your God damn business

Parlé: Are you with any of your baby mamas?

Eddie: I’m with all of them.  We are attached at the hip for life because we have children together and I want any other brother out there to understand that. It aint about your ass no more it’s about them kids. So we can drop our little relationship problems and be adults about the situation and make sure them kids got a proper upbringing. That’s where it’s at.

 

Parlé: I’m here with the Ying Yang Twins. They have a new album coming out June 22nd called Gumbo the first single is "Make Em Holla". Can I ask you a question?

Ying Yang Twins: Yes, darling

Parlé: Have you been drinking tonight?

Ying Yang Twins: No!

What she say?

She asked if we’ve been drinking.

No, we ain’t been drinking. I’ve been drinking Coca-cola. This is what we try to get across to people we drink Crunk Juice. This is how we are. This the "A", welcome to my city. It’s enough of ya’ll where ya’ll don’t want to fuck with each other like that, down there it ain’t all that big like that.

She’s like oh my God quit yelling

Parlé: (laughs) Yes, I’m saying please stop yelling.

Ying Yang Twins: I know it and that’s why I’m going to keep on doing it. You gonna remember me. When you leave here you gonna remember me.

Parlé: I’m with Mr. Mixx from the "2 Live Crew". How does it feel to be honored tonight?

Mr. Mixx: It is overwhelming that they would let Southern rappers get the accolades we deserve. You know it is a New York thing a lot of time they wouldn’t really hate, but they just didn’t understand. Now it actually went down and people from the North can see what the big raucous is about. It’s a great thing that VH1 is letting it out.

Parlé: Are you guys ever going to reunite?

Mr. Mixx: I don’t know. They say when pigs fly, but I think we might be able to do something.

Parlé: Alright, congratulations.

Mr. Mixx: Thank you.

 

Parlé: Hey Juvy are you working on a new album?

Juvenile: Yes, Beast Mode.

Parlé: When is it due?

Juvenile: July 6th. I might move it back cause I’m getting these features right now.

 

Images by Christian Ortiz for Parlé Magazine 

 

Also Check Out:

VH1 Hip-Hop Honors Photos Re-Cap

VH1 Hip-Hop Honors Celebrates The South

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