The Dream released the artwork for his album “Love King” today. The album who’s first single is the same as the album title, is set to be released on June 22, 2010. After reports were released about the album being in the works, The Dream stated that it would be his last album (I don’t know why, he only did 2 prior to this one), but in March he retracted that statement. I for one like the album cover. It somewhat resembles a movie poster or a still from a movie. Am I looking too deep into this?
Yesterday as I was on twitter (I’m always on…itz hard to sign out lol) one of my followers who’s a major Janet Jackson Fan tweeted saying that she cut her hair, I ignored it. Then 5 minutes later he tweeted it once more this time posting a link to a pic, so I clicked it. She did cut her hair, but then I had a thought. Was that all of her hair in the 1st place? I mean in one video it’s all long and what not, then in the next it’s shoulder length. I for one think that this is her actual hair and she’s showing people what it really looks like. Either way, it looks great on her.
Bad news for all of you Transformers fans out there. As of yesterday, Megan Fox has been dropped from the 3rd installment of the film. Insiders say that in order to take Shia Lebouf’s character to the next level, it would be better that he wasn’t tied down to his love interest. whiel reports are saying that Meagn decided to not return herself, soures say that the director made the cut. I for one think that the main reason that she was dropped was because of the shady comments that she made towards the director (I loved every minute of it). Whatever teh reason may be, I’m actually glad that shes not returning. She barely has lines and shes only there for eye candy. She was really gettin in the way of everything…oh well
1. Fireworks (Feat. Alicia Keys) (Produced By Noah “40″ Shebib & Mattew “Boi-1da” Samuels)
3. The Resistance (Produced By Noah “40″ Shebib & Matthew “Boi-1da” Samuels)
4. Over (Produced By Matthew “Boi-1da” Samuels & Al-Khaaliq)
5. Show Me A Good Time
6. Up All Night (Feat. Nicki Minaj) (Produced By Matthew “Boi-1da” Samuels)
7. Fancy (Feat. T.I . & Swizz Beatz) (Produced by Swizz Beatz)
8. Shut It Down (Feat. The Dream) (Produced by Omen & Noah “40″ Shebib)
9. Unforgettable (Feat. Young Jeezy) (Produced by Matthew “Boi-1da” Samuels & Noah “40″ Shebib)
10. Light Up (Feat. Jay-Z) (Produced By Tone Mason & Noah “40″ Shebib)
11. Miss Me (Feat. Lil Wayne) (Produced By Matthew “Boi-1da” Samuels; additional production by Noah “40″ Shebib)
12. Cece’s Interlude
13. Find Your Love (Produced By Kanye West & Jeff Bhasker)
14. Thank Me Now (Produced By Timbaland)
For more than two decades, Allen “Prince” Brown lured women into the sex trades with a mix of narcotics and coercion, authorities said. The houses of prostitution he established in Jersey City were “stables” of strung-out women, who were often locked into rooms and stripped of keys, cellphones and all forms of identity.
Brown, who in April pleaded guilty to racketeering and extortion, ran his operation with scores of women he had brought from Camden, Philadelphia, Atlantic City and other communities.
“Allen Brown exploited vulnerable young women, imprisoning them in a life of prostitution and narcotics addiction,” said Paula Dow, New Jersey’s attorney general. “Now it is his turn to face prison, where he will not be able to harm any more women.”
Brown must serve 10 years and 10 months before he can be eligible for parole, according to the sentence handed down Wednesday by Superior Court Judge Kevin G. Callahan in Hudson County.
His 2009 indictment arrest came as a result of “Operation Red Light,” a joint investigation by Jersey City police and the state attorney general’s Gangs & Organized Crime Bureau. Accomplices, including members of Brown’s family, have pleaded guilty.
Authorities said Brown’s operation, which last operated from an upscale condominium complex on Jersey City’s Newark Bay waterfront, constituted a “major human trafficking” ring involving the coordinated import of women from across New Jersey and beyond.
Police said many of Brown’s victims were given heroin and cocaine so he could exploit and control them through addiction. In some cases, police said, Brown and his accomplices threatened violence against the family members of women who resisted his efforts.
Brown’s prostitutes were driven to “tracks” in Jersey City or other locations and were expected to turn a quota of tricks. If they did not make their quota of $500 to $1,000, police said, they were denied drugs or beaten.
State officials say they have no way of knowing how pervasive such trafficking is within New Jersey. But they pointed out that there have been several notable arrests in recent years as state and federal law enforcement officials increasingly focus on the issue.
The Polaris Project, a Washington-based non-profit group that works with victims of sex trafficking, cites studies showing that hundreds of thousands of American minors and youth are at risk of being exploited in sex trades. Organized crime groups both within and outside the country are increasingly seeing sex slavery and other forms of trafficking as profit centers, experts say.
A 10-year-old federal law that established human trafficking as a felony has resulted in a number of investigations led by the FBI, Department of Justice or the Immigration and Customs Enforcement branch of the Department of Homeland Security. In many cases, experts say, trafficking cases become part of larger drug or homeland security probes.
The law can be used to prosecute domestic pimps and others who use coercion to force American women into prostitution.
Police said Brown made hundreds of thousands of dollars over the years. Much of the proceeds were laundered by friends and family members who held titles on his homes and vehicles. Both Brown’s niece and his 73-year-old mother, Tecora P. Brown, were involved in laundering, police said.
Tecora Brown has pleaded guilty to money laundering and promoting prostitution. She has yet to be sentenced.
State officials have set up a human-trafficking hot line (1-877-986-7534) and a website, njhumantrafficking.gov.
There are also several bills pending in the state Legislature to increase awareness of the problem. Respect NorthJersey.com