The Crew

Friday, July 31, 2009

Save B.E.T.

Needless to say that over the years B.E.T. has simi-fell off. But here's your chance to save it from the status quo its fallen into.... They have a new contest going called Rising Icons. And two guys I respect very much have been put up for the honor. Everyone is screaming that there is no good hip hop. That real hip hop needs to come back. Well this is your chance to make a stand. To have two people who bring nothing but the pure hip hop bless a B.E.T. show and stage. Its time to stand up my friends. For what's right! Please don't think Petey Pablo represents anything having to do with Carolina hip hop. That wasn't the real... This is the real.... Voting only takes like 3 seconds they are side by side make sure you cast your vote... Photobucket

Please bring back the music!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Friday, July 24, 2009



If you loooove scary movies this is the one to see!!! its crazy I love it i love it i loved it... Sorry to report that i may not be blogging for the next few days, because im going to get my tubes tied and burnt off after seeing this movie. Bonkers! This movie will make you not want to have kids or adopt. Its that crazy. Go see it!!!!!! NOWWWWWWWWWWWWW!!!!! Its Empress Journee' approved.

R.I.P. E Lynn Harris

This is really a bad year to be a star. Today we lost a great writer... E. Lynn Harris. Photobucket im in so much shock... This is crazy 1st MJ now this....

Friday, July 17, 2009

Ish Like This only happens to me!

OK I am fresh back from the club! Couldn't even sleep before blogging about tonights events. So this week I have really stepped out of my bubble partying in places you wouldn't normally see me. (LOL) But tonight I had to help my homeboy celebrate his birthday (Happy Birthday BJ!!!) But Im really over my club years. (Sad but true) So I found me a nice spot. Posted up. Kicked back and watched what was going on.... I ran into a old friend so we got to chopping it up. He dipped. And then it happen. This old man came macking on me. He got to telling me his life story. Y es I can tell you how he was born in SC. Moved to NY. Then came back down here. He is 47 years old... (I can go on). So I just sat there eating my skittles (Some people seemed to get a kick out of me bringing "snacks" in the club. But hell I'm not going to lie to no one. I had the munchies! Blame it on the acohol lol.) So I'm eating my skittles and I drop one. It falls down my shirt. (I did have on a low cut shirt) He asked where it went... I stood up shake my shirt it falls to the ground... It hits the ground. Yes the ground of the club.... It honestly bounced off the sofa and then hit the ground...

********** Extreme Nastyness coming**********

This man proceeds to pick said skittle up from the floor and eat it... Looks at me and says 3 second rule!!!!

I have no I repeat no words for such nastyness... Who do shit like that? please let me know! Who would pick up anything from the floor of a fucking club and put it in their mouths.... Do you know what happens in the club... Need we revisit the making love in the club post???
Its some nasty ish in the club....
I'm just saying if that man wakes up this morning with a fuzzy tongue and two days preggers with a sour patch kid.... Its to no fault but his own... Cause that's just nasty!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009


Now people think I'm trippin but honestly every few years a Ode 2 STD's comes out. And people go crazy about these tracks too. I can take it back to the beginning of time but I think I will just keep it on the more recent tip. A few years ago we had Usher letting it burn.... why he insist on letting something burn is beyond me. In this day and age they have all types of creams and shots.... You don't have to let shit burn. So why he wants to is just a puzzling thought! Now here comes that damn LiL Wayne with that track every girl... wow really... now you know so many mindless lil folk going to sit here and try and make this track a realty. Not thinking hell every girl in the world aint clean. If every girl in the world is clean, then there wouldn't be any std's!!!!! And LiL Wayne is the last person to follow after... The way he knocking up chicks. You can tell he's not the condom wearing type. So who knows what he has caught. But hell... I guess folk that's itching and scratching need a track to bop to too. lol O I can't wait to hear the next ode to s.t.d.'s

Don't let the music catch you slipping.


This is like one of my top five all time favorite shows of all time........... EVER EVER...... Who ever thought of such greatness!!!!! I owe them a lunch!!!!! Drink something. I always watch this show in hopes that I will see someone I know. Because I know my foolish friends and please believe me when I say they would they will give you a full hours wroth of foolishness... They would land the soup... best week ever... Im just going off the foolishness they do on the normal. LOL What a treat!!!!!!

And I'm going to tell you guys right now.... Let me land on Cheaters right or wrong I'm showing my ass.

----> Cheated On: O if I caught someone cheating on me. Man what a treat! (For the viewers lol) Because I would be so calm.... And while they talking to the other folk... They will have to try and look for me.... Only to see that Im standing on top of the tallest car. (while people wonder how my short ass got up there.... lol) I would just start quoting lines from Belly.... "You wanna Rump with me" "I'm the last QC Don Duh Da" Then Jump down on who ever closer be it him or her and just start schooling folk.... Everybody getting bitch slapped.

------> Cheater: O if I get caught cheating (so not my style) but o if I do... I'm going to show out... Please believe me. I will pull out my early 90s echo mic that i seem to still carry around with me. And bust out with the Jay-Z quote "He want us to end cause I fucked his friend. He gave me one more chance and I fucked him again. I seen the tears as he busted in. I its a draft bitch shut the door and come on in!" Drop the the mic and be out lol.

"and you knowed it" The best did you hear that greatness.... Did you see him yank her back..... "my food is important to me... you not important to me no more." lol WOW the fucking best.... This is greatness!!!!!!

I bet she aint leave him lol.


Sunday, July 12, 2009

My new look....

OK I didn't know I looked so different until yesterday. So I thought I would upgrade the pic right fast and show everyone my new look!!!!! Yes I have cut my hair.... I know a lot of folk are in shock!




Hair and make up done by Era of Glam Inc!

color me slow...

Aight color me slow but what the fuck is a "Twerk Team"?

Empress Journee speaks on the SC Music Awards

OK Some folk say if you don't have nothing nice to say then say Nathan. (There for they don't talk that much.) But my mother says if you have something on your mind let it off! And that's what I do. I have to touch on so much. I V-Blogged a little bit but hell its not enough I must drop the blog. Yesterday I went to the SC Music Awards in Columbia SC. Now 1st I have to show love to my SC folk in which I went down there to support. The folk who always support the moves I make in my career! They know all they have to do is ask and they will get! Anywho. The show got started a little late. Which was to be expected. It happens... NO biggie. (nope im not use to standing out side in the hot that long... But like i said this wasn't about me. I was up for an award. Wasn't giving one out. I honestly went just to show love!) Now pause for the cause. Just EJ's personal thought $40 to see a bunch of unsigned folk... Is a wee bit much! Shit should have been $25 hell $30 @ the most. Not like Nelly was coming out giving lap dances. And Kanye doing foot rubs. But fuck it. I drove a hour to hold it down. So I put the $40 down. Now I have to show major love to my graphic designer Chris who came and held it down with me. Drove all the way from the Triangle to be there . Man just thought about it. We didn't even get a pic together! :-( Anyway I don't even know where to start... I guess I will start @ what stood out to me 1st. The chick in her prom dress. WOOOOOOOW She walked by me like 5 times and I was never ready with the camera on deck. I know it was her prom dress because she screamed it out loud as hell in the line..... And blamed it on the recession! I think not! I had to shake my head....But I want to personally thank chick for being my entertainment during such a long line. Now you can hear some of my random thoughts on the night on the Prop Joe radio show. I got to be his side kick through out the night. .
So I guess the 1st thing that happen was the 1st group. I'm going to ask one of my folk who this group was. No it wasn't a group it was a rapper with a rock band. And let me tell you that rock band was the best. I am truly now a fan. Wish like hell I caught their name I would be googling them right now! They didn't even need the rapper. The band rocked out. Such a good way to start the show! Loved those kats. (Ha thought I was going to say something bad huh? Nope.) I also enjoyed This kat. I also enjoyed this group well I couldn't figure out if they were a group or if they were a crew and just came together. But i looked on the TV & it said kas The God there for that's the name Im going to use! Now Kas and crew (didn't catch the other two names sorry) But they put on a show. Kas was up there air hunching and rolling his hips around. It was just good to me... I think his hip hop rock track was put some sugar on me! You don't believe me? Check the clip The best right!!!! Now the other group that caught my eye that did an amazing job was Team Irac. Now they put on a fucking show!!!! They had back up dancers that were going to get it. All on the same dance at the same time! Very well put together. But I'm sorry the lady back up dancer with the Fro put the other one to shame. The didn't even need two the way she was going to get it. In real life chick needs to be a back up dancer on someones tour RIGHT NOW! She was doing her thing. Compared. The other chick was blah. And I'm so jello! They outfits were spiffy as hell!!!! They get major points in my book. And I didn't even mind the two million people on stage. Why do I feel differently about their two million people on stage. Because they weren't up there the whole. Time. When the I guess biggest song came on. Or the one everyone knew came on. Then people rushed the stage. Major difference. This kats are nice. Now I have to shake my head at a few things.... 1 the video I saw called "Shake it like a donkey!" wow.... no words for that. Its a very rare moment when Empress Journee has nothing to say... This would be one of those. Lies I tell how you going to have a song called shake it like a donkey but have nothing but it pit bulls in the video... That's my only thought on that....

Awesomely Random Moment: Chick making her ass clap in the aisle. I was waiting on the singles to start flying! It was so awesomely random!

I've been in this game for a while now. And I've been in a club "rain" storm more then once. (IE someone making it rain) And I'm still amazingly shocked at how people will run knock other folk down for a few singles. I'm sure the most anyone person got was $5. And I be damn if i run and knock down old women and kids to get $5. Hell I guess I got a big Ego!

Random Mess Up: Now the best random mess up of the night was the chick trying to be cute and announce the "winner" and bust out "And the winter is?" The winter is cold we know but who is the winner lol. Sorry that tripped me out.

Now most people know me and know how I feel on these issues! But my questions are as followed.....
* Why dose it take 3 million people to accept one award. That's officially doing too much!
* Why must people get on stage and do their whole cd? If its not your release party trust nobody wants to hear your discography! {I'm not dissing I'm educating!}

Now I have to give much love to the singers that blessed the stage. They had some amazing talent on that front. I really missed a lot of the groups names and people names do to the host. I could only understand like every three words that came out his mouth! Between his accent and drunkenness I really don't know what to say... Well I do ok honestly I'm not from SC and I really don't know much about their promoters down there. I know a few. So I don't know who this man is to SC! But I do know that they should have got someone else to host the show. 1st he was drunk. I mean to the point where everything he said sound like ramblings. (to me.) And he didn't say nothing funny! Not nothing. Just kept talking about how he had drink in his cup! (I call it drink but I mean alcohol). And by the end of the show this kat was gone! He started doing this lip popping thing that worked my nerves to no end! I had to V-Blog about it....
And I also noticed that a few of those rappers last night was knocking on 40 still trying to rap.... WOW....
And needless to say how much tht drunkingness errrked me so I had to do it a part two of some sorts.

Signs You May Need 2 Stop Rapping!

OK I think its time for us to revisit this topic. Signs you may need to stop rapping....
1. If you are 33 plus years old and still in the same place you were 10 years ago muscly! You may need to think of a back up career... If nobody knows you out side your neighborhood. You really may need to make different moves.
2. If you can't make a impact on stage without having 40 hype men with you.... A stage full of people with you.... You may need to working on doing something a little different.
3. If you can't remember your own lyrics you just need not grab the mic
4. If you still think you can get rich off this rap game in this day and age then you need to put the mic down now. If you in this rap game with no other grinds going on. You about simple for that.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

S.E.A. time Again!

Photobucket Make sure you get your votes in!!!!!

T-Shirt Show!


july 17... 7pm
funkshions gallery
612 w. morehead st
charlotte nc

leaders create culture t shirt art exhibit

imagine the freshest artist in the city coming together to provide you with A masterpiece of VISUAL ART & FASHION

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Pimp My Blog....

Well my web designer has decided that my blog needs to be pimped. So for the next few weeks he will be cut pasting and changing some things. YAY. So that I can keep it jazzy for the people in blog world. He is also handling my new music blog. so check it out! I have decided to come up with a separate blog for the music. And not mix my random ramblings with it. lol Enjoy

Monday, July 6, 2009

Journee' on Books: The Hood Life

OK I so I'm late on telling the group that I finish reading the 3rd book in the A Bentley Manor Tale's lol. The last one I spoke on was Desperate Hoodwives which was BONKERS!!!!!!!! And I didn't think any book could top that one. And the 3rd one didn't. I will be honest. But hell (I don't want to give the 2nd book away for some of you. But trust its hard to beat some of that stuff. lol) but The Hood Life is still a good read. Real good read. This book is from the male point of view. And It will still have you rereading lines trying to make sure you understood certain things right. This book had m mouth open on some wooooooooooooooow that's FUCKED UP.
Its still crazy but it has me thinking wow will there be another book or is this the end.... This is def another one for the collection.


Sunday, July 5, 2009

A Random Moment In the Mind Of A Ass Hole....

So in my lifetime I wont lie. I've ran through my share of jobs. And hell I ran into my share of crazys and ass holes a like. And this weekend I have had to be the ass hole in the situation more then normal. (People were wilding out this weekend. I had to put the pimp hand down real strong....) But it got me to thinking about my top ass hole moments. And I guess this story starts with me and a crack head name Romeo. (I blogged about this run in a few post back but here is the link... ) Now I was working at this job where the people were really starting to work my last good nerve. I can't front. So when boss appreciation day came around. My team wanted to all put in $10 and buy our boss some flowers. My ass called "BULLSHIT" on this whole idea. Seeing it was 8 people on our team. 8x10= $80 and me going in on some $80 flowers. Wasn't going to happen. Not on no fake chick I didn't even like. FUUUUUUUUUCK that. And why should I spend $10 on a gift when I had the perfect gift... Photobucket 2 Liter sodas and a bag full of candy and all for 15cent. The perrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrfect gift. (cheese) I think I enjoyed watching her eat that candy too much. Wondering if she knew where I got it from would she still have ate it.... (No it wasn't open or damaged. It honestly look like it came from a grab and run.) But hell I wasn't about to eat or drink that mess. Shiiiiiit. Brings a whole new meaning to "on the rocks." now had she not lied on me and been a prick bitch to me. She could have got $10 on it. But nope she just had to push my buttons. I ran into her the other day and just started laughing. The thought never gets old to me. I like to look at it as a personal win.

Hay.... Admitting you have ass hole tendencies is the 1st step.

Hi I'm Empress Journee' & I'm a ass hole.

Hi Journee'!

Friday, July 3, 2009

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Smarty's World

My college homegirl started her on Web Show I support (most) of my Aggies & she cool as hell. Watch it!

Free Maxwell Outdoor Concert!!!!!! July 8th, NYC!!!!!!!

If you're in the NYC or surrounding areas....

Free Maxwell Outdoor Concert

CBS Early Show
Studio Plaza, 59th & 5th

ARRIVE @ 10:30AM

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P.J.A.: Fast Food Workers

Yes it is time for another Public Journee' Announcement. This is going out to all my fast food workers. Photobucket Now I feel it necessary to address this before it go any further. Now the funny part is I'm not even a fast food type person. I really rocks with the deli's you dig. But being on the road like I have been only reminded me that this needs to be addressed!!!! This has been going on for YEARS. And no one has spoken up against it. But o TODAY's The Day Empress Journee' has had ENOUGH. I am so FUCKING tired of these fast food workers with these FUCKING attitudes. Lets just get this 1st point out the way..... I never ever put a gun to no one's head and made them work @ Micky D's Captain D's or Burger King. NOPE I haven't. I never told anyone they better sling these fries or they getting put out of the house. NOT NEVER. I never went to no restaurant and filled out a application for no fucking body.... So I see no reason for anyone to cop a tude with me because they chose to work at this place. Hell its a recession they should be fucking happy to have a job $5 an hour and all. Fuck it. But really the attitude is played. I have been o like 8 states in the last week. And each and everyone had fast food workers who needed a strong Ike Turner back hand. ALL OF THEM. But honestly I'm not even going to put this type of behavior on the recession its been going on for years. PEOPLE! Some fast food people push you to the limits. I have had a life time of examples I could share with you. But i will simply share two. Because these two are more then enough. These fools here. Hell i hate when they always try and make it seem like you said or did that made them mess up your order. Or how they act like its just such a bother to give you sauce they should have gave you in the first damn place. Now the 1st example of fast food gone wrong has to be.... When I was @ BK (This was when I was back in college. Yes I use to eat beef) But I went to BK and Asked for a whopper! And they said they didn't have any more burgers. How is Burger King not going to have BURGERS?????? I said "say what?" and he cops a tude like I tossed out all the meat like patties lol. That was just odd....
This one time in band camp....
Ok OK i joke I joke i kid i kid....
But for real this one time I was @ BK. My Ex husband was sick as hell. I had 2 get his cold meds etc and get him something to eat (Ladies should know when some men get sick its just EXTRA. Wouldn't have had no time to cook!) So I stopped by BK (I'm starting to see a trend!) where I ordered a chicken sandwich w/ tartar sauce. (BK said I can have it my way so I ordered it my way) & like a Milk Shake and whopper.... So when I get the food chick gives me a Fish sandwich. I told her it wasn't right. She just starts to blank. So I push it into bitch mode. "I'm not moving until you fix the order." She did ask me to move up. But NOPE. She had already been hella mean and rude to me. So I said I would sit there until they got it right everyone else would have to wait... As I had to. This makes her madder. So this bitch did something "So disrespectful" (In my Big Boy from ATL voice) She threw the food in the car. Food flew all over the car. BULLSHIT. I went through that window Photobucket so fast to go get her.... Hubby grabbed my ankle before I could grab her. But I did throw a milk shake all in her face. She was really cut-n up. Beyond cut-n up. I bet she didn't throw nothing at no one else no more.... I'm just fucking tired of these people taking out their job situation on me. Don't flip me the bird because you flipping burgers. If you don't like working there then do something about it. Because I didn't do it to you.