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Hip Hop Cognac, part 2

on September 02nd, 2010
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T.I. in Takers

by Jeff Hoyt

Was it just last week that I questioned the judgment of Remy Martin Cognac for naming rapper T.I. Global Creative Consultant after his last stint in prison for felony weapons charges? Seems the rapper may have decided to celebrate his latest movie “Takers” opening #1 at the box office with something stronger than cognac, as his newlywed wife Tameka “Tiny” Cottle and the musician-actor-producer-troublemaker were busted last night in Los Angeles for felony possession of a controlled substance. That could result in a probation violation, landing him back behind bars, but rapper and noted legal advisor 50 Cent tweeted the following plan: “Man TI and tiny done got picked up agin for methamphetmines and ecstacy dam man,” 50 tweeted. “Tiny gotta take that charge. Say it was yours, Baby.” That’s heroic! If she does take the rap for the rapper, may I suggest he thank her with a trip to one of our World’s Top 10 Honeymoon Hotels? Don’t worry, T.I.; there are a few domestic choices if you’re not allowed to leave the country. Continue reading “Hip Hop Cognac, part 2” »




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Blu Restaurant & Bar in Charleston, SC

by Jeff Hoyt

Special discounted menus will be at your favorite Charleston area restaurants from September 8 through 19. Some will prepare three-course meals for $30, including Blu Restaurant & Bar and Cypress: A Lowcountry Grille, while others such as Social Restaurant + Wine Bar will offer even more savings, with three-course meals for only $20. At the latter, diners can enjoy heirloom tomatoes with fennel panzanella, pan seared scallops with melted leek wonton and roasted oyster mushrooms, and end their meal with a triple chocolate mousse with peanut brittle for a measly double sawbuck.

For a list of participating restaurants, visit If you miss this, there will be another money-saving Charleston Restaurant Week from January 10th-22nd, 2011. Check out for Charleston-area restaurants reviews and ratings. Visitors should consult our Weekend Vacation Guide to Charleston.

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