Wednesday, December 31, 2008

"And The Envelope Please..." -the Minority Players Who Became Major In '08!

So folks as the years closes and we quickly approach the New Year (which we'll be celebrating at Tamboril "New Jack Swing" btw) I figured it was about the best time to reflect on the folks who had a hand in some shape or form in molding the very blog you're reading now. You may or may not have seen them on here before, but trust me, their a intricate part of the process. Cogs in the machine. So without further ado, I present the first annual Minority Report On-Line Awards (Pt.1)

"Favorite Little Person of the Year" -"Big Z"
Zia hands down has a better social life than half the grown folks I know and a personality twice her size. If kids could get their own reality show then she's the next star. Daughter to Zebi of Born As A Raggamuffin, but gets adopted by EVERYONE she meets.

"Favorite DJ At A Red Carpet Event" -DJ D-Nice
YES, he's the SAME D-Nice from Boogie Down Productions fame. And YES, he's the same that recently married that actress from "Soul Food," "Birdie" I think...
Anyways I've known the brother for quite some time now and I still get happy to see him behind the DJ booth (no homo) lol.

"Favorite Power Couple
-Patty Laurent
& Chef Lowe,
Rasu & Renae

When they move together, they MOVE together. When somebody tries to tell you "Black love" is a thing of the past, tell'em you've just seen the future.

"Favorite Couple That NEVER Was"- Bryce Wilson & Sallomazing!
It was LOVE at first glance...well at least for one of them. LOL! Sallomazing(!) got to cross of one more thing on her "bucket list" this Summer, when by chance at D-Nice's annual B'day function, I introduced the two amongst the crowd of well wishers. Mainly to get her outta my damn ear. LMAO.

"Favorite On Stage Energy" -heaVy
While we're on couples, have you EVER been to a heaVy show? Sticky N-ikki & Casey bring the "heat" each and every time I've seen them touch the stage! Weather it's a small ass platform or NO stage at all, they rock the way REAL are suppose to. And did I mention they'll be hosting "New Jack Swing" @ Tamboril for New Year's Eve? No? Well there...I just did.

"Favorite Solo Female Artist Stage Energy" -Raye6
The flower pedals, the bubbles, the girl-on-girl action, and those outfits! Before this girl even opens her mouth, you're drawn in my her stage presence only! So when she DOES sing, It all makes PERFECT sense.

"Favorite Brooklyn Import/Export" -Fly Lady Di
Dancer, artist, socialite, fashionista, cup-cake her what you like, "Too Fly Di" was all over the place this year! I couldn't open a magazine and NOT see her face in it. If you ever find yourself in class and the teach calls on you and asks "What's our biggest import from Canada?" Don't be afraid to say her name. It's ONLY been a week since she left, and already Brooklyn's a lil' less "fly" without her here. ;(

"Favorite Harlem Shorty Turned BK Honey"
-Stephanie O'Conner
Of all places to be from, Wyoming is her "original" home town (yeah go figure) THEN Harlem came second. But as the saying goes "the third times the charm." And you must admit Brooklyn IS charming right? Only in BK for maybe three months tops, and she knows more neighbors than me! And I'm sure they all wanna borrow some sugar...yeah right!

"Favorite Summer Stop Through" -Harriet's Alter Ego
This spot had more things happening culturally between it's four walls (and backyard space) than most bigger venues around New York. At one time it seemed like EVER other weekend Ngozi had something poppin' off there. Folks that never been, at one point thought it was a club LOL. Nah just my "Ego"

That's part one for now so stay tuned for more after these brief messages....


Renae B. said... sweet, al! we're honored. here's to an amazing new year to you & the minority report! big blessings in '09!

Karl-Edwin Guerre said...

Great post.

FLY LADY DI said...

I LOVE THIS! awwwww *tear* i am soooooo honored... dang yo. shit i love you AL! mmmmmmmuuuahs from the cold!

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