Ring the Alarm

For the first time EVER in my life I have been affected by, close to or threatened by a FIRE in the place where I lay down my head! Last night, about 4:20am I awoke to the sounds of a fire alarm in my building…now I wasn’t sure what to think, because the fire alarm has gone off at least 4 times by accident and a handful of other times for testing, etc…so was this real? But, the subsequent PA announcement declared a fire one floor below mine! So, I got myself together and proceeded to leave my place and head to the stairs. As soon as I got outside my door, I could smell the smoke – THERE REALLY WAS CAUSE FOR CONCERN. Basically I ended up descending 30+ flights of stairs with hundreds of half-awake neighbors and their pets. I did pretty well getting down – not a “stairs” workout I care for – but I did get sort of dizzy toward the bottom. My calves got pretty tight from the surprise trek, but at least I was safe. Everyone was now on the street, there were several Miami Fire Trucks and personnel on the street, and of all the times for Miami to be cold and windy, it was now! Luckily, my friend Cherisse lives in the building next door, and she answered her phone, so I was able to take refuge in her place. After an hour or so we went back to check and all was well, so I returned to my place…thank GOD! The moral of the story is, I was reminded of how quickly thing/life can change. In hindsight this is a minor inconvenience compared to what so many other people unexpectedly endure, but a literal “wake up call” that we should always be thankful to wake up and see another day.

MIA Biscayne

Check out my feature story on a brand new lounge/resto in downtown Miami. This place is very cool and the foods not bad either! It has a nice VIP, lounge and cool effects like an interactive wall and bar that respond to movement and touch! The only other place they have this technology are in the U.K. and Singapore…pretty chic, eh? I’ll also be hosting an event here for Title beverage next Friday the 18th…but either way, I like this spot..and it’s just down the street from my place!

I Hear a Symphony

I talk with the composer, Sam Hyken, of a downtown Miami rooftop Symphony at 900 Biscayne. The music is great, he combines contemporary hip hop, latin, funk, etc…with live (orchestra) instruments played live on top of the tracks! The event was put on by the Friends of the New World Symphony in Miami.

The Summer Groove



NBA Champions Alonzo Mourning and Dwyane Wade PRESENT THE SUMMER GROOVE (ZSG), once again, July 8-12, 2009, in Miami Florida! ZSG is a five-day weekend event that has something for everyone: golf, comedy, concert, benefit dinner, youth summit, youth sports conference and basketball clinic, a free block party, an all-star basketball game and numerous exclusive functions. Up until last summer it was just Zo’s Summer Groove, but last year DWade joined in to make the basketball game a battle of old school vs. new! Now in its 13th year, ZSG proceeds benefit Alonzo Mourning Charities and the Wade’s World Foundation. Visit www.ZSG.com for more information. And here are some of the highlight’s from 2007…  

Fly Khicks

Miami’s Fly Khicks are still in the running to be America’s Best Dance Crew! Enjoy this little snippet and look out for full backstage coverage with the Fly Khicks, Lil Mama and Shane coming up On The Flipside! Thanks to AJ and the guys for getting this backstage footage for me…

Rick Ross Birthday Yacht Party

An EXCLUSIVE look at Rick Ross’ birthday (yacht) party on the Princess Lady…and after party at Karu and Y! It was a very nice soiree and I did feel special to be among his family and friends for this intimate celebration…DJ Khaled, Shawty Lo, Masspike Miles, Cool and Dre, Alex Vega, C.O., Gunplay, Triple C’s, Chad Johnson and Gil Green were all in attendance.