Da Brat’s doing a bid…

Oh, no! Yes ya’ll. Hip-hop and reality TV star Shawntae Harris (bka Da Brat) just got a  three year bid dropped on her for going upside a woman’s head with a rum bottle in Studio 72 club in Atlanta on Halloween last year. Da Brat plead to aggravated assault.  Even after the jail time she still has to fight 7 years of probation and 200 hours of community service (DAMN!!!). With the marriage drama going on with her half-sister, actress LisaRaye McCoy, and now this ish, looks like their family has a lot to deal with.

On a side note: I wonder if her good friend Mimi (aka Mariah  Carey) and hubby Nick will be visiting? Now that would be some ish!

(Source: BlackVoices.com | Wikipedia)

Faith and Pepa tell all!

Sandy “Pepa” Dentonof rap group Salt-N-Pepa and R&B icon Faith Evansare releasing tell-all autobiographies. Looks like the ladies have something they want to say. I can’t lie, I’m curious to read both.  Hell, I’m human and I love D-R-A-M-A…and ya’ll know you do to. LOL.

Pep’s book, Let’s Talk About Pep, was co-written with Karen Hunter and will be released by VH1 Books at the end of this month.


 She’s the spiciest ingredient in the legendary rap group Salt-N-Pepa, and the outspoken star of VH1’s smash-hit reality show. She’s Sandy “Pepa” Denton — and she’s never at a loss for words. Now, in her first tell-all book, Pepa talks about sex, music, life, love, fame, and so much more….

“Most of you know me as Pep, or Pepa, the fun-loving half of Salt-N-Pepa. I am the party girl, the one who is down for whatever. But behind the laughs and the smiles is a whole lot of pain.”

Faith’s book, Keep The Faith, written with Aliya King is out now. 


KEEP THE FAITH is Faith Evan’s first person account of life at ground zero of hip-hop’s greatest generation. She’ll share the truth about the love affair that changed her life, and the innuendo that rocked the hip-hop world to its core. From her passionate and tragically short-lived life with Biggie, Faith will finally lay the true story on the line. We’ll get to see the good, the bad and the ugly side of P Diddy; nobody knew either quite as well as Faith.

(On a side note: Faith and I attended the same high school in Newark for a hot minute. )


This is the temporary site of my new website while I have a real pro fix me up right. LOL. 

This is the spot to learn more about me, my books, and upcoming projects.  Read some hip-hop celeb gossip, news stories unfortunately highlighting some of the realness of urban fiction books,  random ish that I come across, and posts every now and then straight from Bentley Manor and some of its residents. 

Enjoy and remember to ALWAYS keep it hoodfabulous.

Best 2 U,

Meesha THE Diva of Drama


Word on Street Lit Vol. 3

Library Journal’s Word on Street Lit Vol. 3 — Pick of the Month

Carter, Quentin. Amongst Thieves. Triple Crown. 2008. 280p. ISBN 978-0-9799517-2-5. pap. $15. F
Verdict: For authentic depictions of robbery setups and the reality of doing time in prison, it is tough to match Carter’s (Hoodwinked; In Cahootz; Contagious) latest novel. He offers a stripped-down version of street lit, giving readers a bare-bones story of crime, sex, and betrayal that is an excellent example of the harsh realism that brands this genre.
Background: This novel can easily be taken as an incarcerated male’s fantasy. Women and men have multiple, lusty marathon sex sessions. Fabulous wealth comes way too easy, and above all, Ramon Delay, Carter’s hero, answers only to himself. After serving a 15-year prison sentence, Ramon ruthlessly pursues his version of the American dream, running a game on Montel Murphy, taking over the old man’s hotel, and transforming it into Resthaven, Kansas City’s premier casino and resort. Soon, he has it all, including $86.9 million in his bank account and two women vying for his affections: Yawni, a sexy but aging diva, and Jayde, an upcoming sexual bombshell. Ramon is blinded by the outrageous sex he has with these sensual women, which raises the question, Is the player being played? Betrayal and revenge are laced throughout Carter’s raw and visceral writing. Ramon’s enemies are given no quarter, and the story’s testosterone-fueled pacing doesn’t allow readers to take a breath.


Additional Reviews:

  • Carter, Quentin. Stained Cotton
  • D. Cake. The Armory
  • Holmes, Shannon. Bad Girlz 4 Life
  • McCaulsky, Marlon. Pink Palace
  • Shakur, Sanyika. T.H.U.G. L.I.F.E.
  • Williams, K. Roland. Cut Throat