This party was my first time meeting her. I thought she was gracious and really sweet on the carpet. I gave her a purple lollipop but she decided she wanted to select her own color--she chose a red one. She has it in her hand but it's not visible in this shot. I dig her.
We tried to get her to share some behind the scenes scoop from Making The Band, but she would only give us, "February 12th," the airdate for the new season of Making the Band. I missed it! Dawn also informed me that she is currently writing songs for Cassie & Puff and that she has released an independent single to support her comic book that comes out March 2009. Danitykanecomics.com
This new singer on the rise, Jaqui "Qui" Rice, daughter of legendary wide receiver Jerry Rice is preparing to release her debut project, Luv 'N Life, fall 2009. The first single, "Rev' It Up," features rapper David Banner. Qui describes her style as a cross between Janet Jackson & Aaliyah. Based on her two musical influences, I'd wondered if she was also open to following in her dad's footsteps to the ballroom floor and competing on Dancing With The Stars, to that shes giggles and says, "you know what, I would do it. I love dancing; it's in my soul and blood, and I get a little bit of my skill from my dad, so you may see me there."
You can check out http://www.quimusic.com/
Grammy Award winning producers, Play 'n Skillz (Lil Wayne, Pit Bull, Chamillionaire) on the "purple carpet". We were discussing the popular use of auto-tune/vocoder. I don't have my audio of our discussion available, so I can't pull a quote, but paraphrasing, they feel it's what the people are enjoying right now and they want to give the people what they want.
Congrats on your Grammy win!
Reggie Bush & Tiffany
Ok, so Sway did join in on my lolilipop fun, without my permission, he just walked up and grabbed a lollipop, but he didn't want to take the photo posing with it. :) C'mon!
He has one in his hand, I swear. LOL. Too funny!e And what is MACKDIVA doing? She is semi-hiding her's too. I just don't appreciate folk not following my lollipop movement. LOL.
Tiff posing w/ Jeff Blue
My boy and former co-worker, A&R Executive & producer, Jeff Blue. I love Jeff, he's a ball of energy.
Jeff is responsible for signing Macy Gray & Linkin Park.
FYI, Reggie is not really towering over me, I think I was standing on a step below him. LOL.
I gotta fight for my height status.
Epic Recording artist, Hodges & Tiff
This guy was a total stranger--until he wanted a lollipop. :) Turns out he's a really a cool gentleman and recording artist who is signed to Rob Thomas of Matchbox 20' s, RTel label through Epic Records.
After listening to Hodges' music, I would've liked him because of his art even if I'd not met him.