The Original T-Payne

Ramblings of a Young Female Entrepreneur

Sunday, June 29, 2008

9ice's performance at the mandela concert

I trust it to be on youtube within 24hrs. The event was loads of fun, very organized, very inspiring, very relaxing, and I dont have to go on and on about how flipping sharp he looked. Needless to say it was a very proud moment for me. Maybe Ill post pictures later, maybe not.. depends on my Next stop, USA. will post details of that soon enough.

Sunday, June 15, 2008


You know something is definitely up when you go from club hopping and house parties to baby showers and kids birthdays... Arrgh, If I go clubbing these days after like 2 hrs I'm ready to leave so I don't even bother. I don't feel old but I do feel the lifestyle change. Still tryna decide if it sucks or not.. Anyhoo, HAPPY FATHERS DAY to all daddies out there.

Friday, June 06, 2008

9ice at a store near u - Spread the word!!!

How to get 9ice- Gongo Aso Album at a store near you!!

Support the music, support the artist by saying no to piracy and free download, tell your friends and their friends because the album is worth every penny.. If you do not see your city listed please email me and Ill look it up. Keep in mind, your order will be special order from these stores

and it will soon be available on itunes amongst many other place:)

Go to/call the following stores listed below
Ask them you would like to" SPECIAL ORDER" 9ice - Gongo Aso and they should order it through SUPER D ONE STOP (the following stores have an account with them)

UNITED KINGDOM:::::::::::::::::::
Game Lifestyle England
Music Inc. Essex
Perfect Circle Music Lmtd. London
Sounds of the Universe LONDON
Amazing Grace CRC London
Proper Music Distribution London
Black Arrow Distribution London
CD City Notts England

SOUTH AFRICA::::::::::::::::
Kurse Music Hawthorne

Walboomers Amsterdam
Rockhouse Records Holland

Stomp Abbotsford, Melbourne
618 Records Adelaide,5000
Spot Music Avalon
Abels Music Bathrust
Leading Edge Penrith Bathurst
Sandlia Bathurst
Stop N Rock Bathurst
Redback Bathurst
Sunflower Music Broadbeach, Queensland
Sound Wave Corp. Carlisle, Perth
Polyester Records Fitzroy
Resist Records Newtown, SYDNEY
Yesterday & Today Parramata NSW
Disc Entertainment Prahran Victoria
Rocket Group Pty. Richmond, Vic. 3121
Next Level Records Sydney
Red Eye Records Sydney N.S.W
DVD Australia Victoria 3111

Starter Import Service Arcueil
Fnac Centrale d' Achat Auberrilliers
Wanadoo E-Merchant Impasse Des Armoirie
Societe de Biens Audio-Visuels Lille
The Beat Squeeze Paris
Gibert Joseph Paris Paris
Gibert Joseph Paris Paris

Take 2 Films Gabrioia Island
Cheapies Records Hamilton
My Music.Com Kanata
Moondance-Canada Peterburough
Sunrise Records Toronto, Ontario

Megaphon Berlin 10999
JPC-Schallplatten Versandhande Georgsmarienhutte
TCS-World of Country Music Gevelsberg

Border Music Goteborg

Doppia Traccia Alessandria
Zero Db Ragazzon Giuseppe Arona (No)

USA: VIRGINIA:::::::::::::::::
Blue Phoenix Music McLean VA 22102
Plan 9 Richmond VA 23220-1319
Volume CD Exchange Chesapeake VA 23320
Acacia Music Suffolk VA 23434
Half Moon Music Virginia Beach VA 23451
Vertigo Music Virginia Beach VA 23451
Volume CD Exchange Virginia Beach VA 23451
Volume Music Store Inc Virginia Beach VA 23452
Relative Theory Records Norfolk VA 23501
JB's Sounds & Fashions Norfolk VA 23503
DJ's Norfolk VA 23509-1147
Skinnies Records Norfolk VA 23517
Future Hits Newport News VA 23601
American Oldies Records Newport News VA 23602
Fantasy Inc. Newport News VA 23605
Bottom Beat Records Newport News VA 23607
Carrington'S Music Blackstone VA 23824
Dad's Cd's Wise VA 24293
Crossroads Staunton VA 24401
Waterloo Music Company Danville VA 24541

Rainbow Records Barrington IL 60010
Full Cyrkle Crystal Lake IL 60014
Paradise Records Highland Park IL 60035
Cd City Highland Park IL 60035
Gardner's Waukegan IL 60085
Stuck in the 70s Melrose Park IL 60160
Record Breakers Hoffman Estates IL 60195
Compact Disc Source Evanston IL 60202-1124
Crows Nest Cresthill IL 60435
Disc Replay of Crest Hill Crest Hill IL 60435
Threshold Music Tinley Park IL 60441
Hyde Park Records Chicago IL 60615
Evil Clown Chicago IL 60618
Reckless Records of London Inc Chicago IL 60622
Out Of The Past Chicago IL 60624
Dr. Wax Chicago IL 60640
Bel-Jam Records Chicago IL 60649
Pepmo's Record World Chicago IL 60651
Record Emporium Chicago IL 60657
Metal Haven Chicago IL 60657
Borderline Music Chicago IL 60657
Rolling Stones Norridge IL 60706
Ross' Chicago Records Kankakee IL 60901
Co-Op Records Moline IL 61265
Rock N Records Maycomb IL 61455
Co-Op Records Brimfield IL 61517
Co-Op Records Pekin IL 61554
Co-Op Records Pekin IL 61554
Co-Op Records Peoria IL 61606-1200
Co-Op Records East Peoria IL 61611
Dead Pan Alley Music Normal IL 61761
Chart Records & Tapes Danville IL 61832
Slacker's Alton IL 62002
Slacker's Glen Carbon IL 62034
Vintage Vinyl Granite City IL 62040
Unique Audio/Video & More Greenville IL 62246
Slacker's O'Fallon IL 62269
G-B Records Decatur IL 62523
Revolution Records Jacksonville IL 62650
Recycled Records Springfield IL 62701
JD's Music Emporium Centralia IL 62801
PMAC Music Carbondale IL 62901

USA: TEXAS:::::::::::::::;
CD Warehouse Addison TX 75001
CD Addict Carrollton TX 75007
Wierd Cd'S Plano TX 75024
La Universal Garland TX 75041
One World Music Garland TX 75044
Forever Young Records Grand Prairie TX 75050
Numu Irving TX 75063
CD Warehouse Lewisville TX 75067
Synergy MckinneyTX TX 75070
CD Warehouse Plano TX 75075
Amp's Corsicana TX 75110
CD Warehouse Mesquite TX 75150
CD Source Dallas TX 75206
CD World Dallas TX 75206
Rhythm Trax Dallas TX 75208
Latin One Stop Music Dallas TX 75212
Mr. Blues Records Dallas TX 75215
Df:Eecto Rock Dallas TX 75220
Conecte Rockero Dallas TX 75220
Triple Platinum Music Dallas TX 75224
Sound City Dallas TX 75224
Bomb The Tapes & Cd's Dallas TX 75224-5115
AWOL Dallas TX 75226
T Town Music & More Dallas TX 75227
Hit Records Dallas TX 75228
Strictly Entertainment Dallas TX 75233
CD Warehouse Dallas TX 75237
Marco's Music Entertainment Dallas TX 75240
Bill's Records Dallas TX 75240
Poorman's Music Dallas TX 75240
Poorman's Music Dallas TX 75243
CD Warehouse Dallas TX 75254
CD World Dallas TX 75254
CD Universe Dallas TX 75287
Classic Oldies Music Greenville TX 75401
Hastings McKinney TX 75455
CD's and More Longview TX 75605
CD's and More Marshall TX 75670-7316
Jack Ogada Arlington TX 76010
CD Warehouse Arlington TX 76011
CD Warehouse Arlington TX 76015
Movie Xchange Arlington TX 76015
CD Warehouse Arlington TX 76016
Lories Music & More Cleburne TX 76031
CD Warehouse Hurst TX 76053
R-Type Records Ft. Worth TX 76107
Sound City Music Ft. Worth TX 76115
Hit City Records Ft. Worth TX 76119
DVDs, CDs & More Fortworth TX 76132
CD Warehouse Fortworth TX 76132
CD Warehouse N.Richland Hills TX 76148
CD Warehouse Denton TX 76201
Renaissance Tapes & CD's Killeen TX 76541
Disc Daddy Waco TX 76706
Hastings Waco TX 76710
World of Records San Angelo TX 76904
Sig's Lagoon Houston TX 77002
Record Service Houston TX 77006
Soundwaves Houston TX 77006
Rockpile Records Houston TX 77006
Hustle Town Distribution Houston TX 77007
Vinal Edge Houston TX 77014
Serious Sound Etc. Houston TX 77021
Soundwaves Houston TX 77022 Houston TX 77023
Soundwaves Houston TX 77025
DJ Connection Houston TX 77043
Sound Shelta Music Houston TX 77054
Novedades Yeni Houston TX 77055
Movie Exchange Houston TX 77057
Music Depot Houston TX 77060
CD Warehouse Houston TX 77065
Perris Record Houston TX 77084
Cactus Music & Video Houston TX 77088
Sound Revolution Houston TX 77090
Soul 21 Productions Houston TX 77092
Soundwaves Houston TX 77092
H.L.T & T. Houston TX 77096
Soundwaves Houston TX 77098
Sound Exchange Houston TX 77098
Buy 1 DVD Houston TX 77099
Music Town Spring TX 77379
Collins Music El Campo TX 77437
Impulse Wholesale Sugarland TX 77479
Collins Music Wharton TX 77488
Angleton Amusement Angleton TX 77515
Evolution Records Baytown TX 77520
Evolution Records Deer Park TX 77536
Soundwaves Webster TX 77598
Music Plus Orange TX 77630
Vision In Place Bryan TX 77801
Lone Star Stereo Brenham TX 77833
HIX Bandera Bandera TX 78003
Cotton Eyed Joe New Braunfles TX 78130
S & C Enterprises San Antonio TX 78201
Hogwild San Antonio TX 78212
CD Trader San Antonio TX 78217
Rock Box San Antonio TX 78217
Record Rendezvous San Antonio TX 78220
Record Connection San Antonio TX 78227
CD Exchange San Antonio TX 78230
Del Bravo Record Shop San Antonio TX 78237
Lone Starfighter Records San Antonio TX 78250
Surf Club Records Corpus Christi TX 78401
Craig's Record Factory Corpus Christi TX 78415
MeMes Music & Video McAllen TX 78501
Discoteca El Valle Harlingen TX 78550
CD Warehouse San Marcos TX 78666
Sundance Records San Marcos TX 78666
Piranha Records Round Rock TX 78681
Snake Eyes Vinyl Austin TX 78702
Singing Sheriff-Cheapo Discs Austin TX 78703
Waterloo Records and Video Austin TX 78703
Antone's Record Store Austin TX 78705-3728
Musicmania Austin TX 78722
Alien Records Austin TX 78751
Pat Green Merchandise Austin TX 78756-1116
Encore Video & Music Austin TX 78757
Planet Replay Austin TX 78759
Entertainment Center Carrizo Springs TX 78834
Audio Video Plus Schulenburg TX 78956
El Chiflo Record Shop Hereford TX 79045
Record Joint Amarillo TX 79106
CD Planet Amarillo TX 79109
Ralph's Records Lubbock TX 79401
Ralph's Record Lubbock TX 79423
TJ Rabbit's Music Store Odessa TX 79762
Dan's Music & Video Pecos TX 79772
Tumblin' Dice El Paso TX 79912
Ruben Araiza Porras El Paso TX 79925
All that Music El Paso TX 79936

USA: NEW YORK:::::::::::::::::;
Rockit Scientist Records New York NY 10003
Footlight Records New York NY 10003
St. Marks Sound New York NY 10003
Norman's Sound & Vision New York NY 10003
Etherea New York NY 10009
Entertainment Outlet New York NY 10011
Fat Beats New York NY 10011
Bleecker Bob's New York NY 10012
Downtown Music Gallery New York NY 10012
Rebel Rebel New York NY 10012
Subterranean Records New York NY 10014
Record Runner New York NY 10014
Entertainment Outlet New York NY 10018
Colony Records & Radio Ctr. New York NY 10019
N.Y.C.D. New York NY 10024
Kim's Video New York NY 10025
Champagne Video New York NY 10028
Bondy's Record Shop New York NY 10038
Music Factory Bronx NY 10458
Good Music Records Co. Bedford Hills NY 10507
Music Plus White Plains NY 10601
Rock Fantasy Middletown NY 10940
R & R Records Port Washington NY 11050
Music Factory Brooklyn NY 11201
Panpipe Enterprises, Inc Brooklyn NY 11211
Beacon'S Closet Brooklyn NY 11211
Holy Cow Brooklyn NY 11211
Saint-Petersburg Brooklyn NY 11214
Soundtrack Brooklyn NY 11215
Somethin' Else Brooklyn NY 11215
Music Matters Brooklyn NY 11215
Park Slope Music Inc. Brooklyn NY 11217
Compact Disc Shoppe Brooklyn NY 11229
Russian Entertainment Dist. Brooklyn NY 11229
RBC Computers, INC. Brooklyn NY 11235
St. Petersberg Brooklyn NY 11235
Music Factory Jamaica NY 11432
Wilmi Carle Place NY 11514
Control Music Cedarhurst NY 11516
Slipped Disc Valley Stream NY 11580
Looney Tunes West Babylon NY 11704
Downstairs Records Copiague NY 11726
Soundtraks Huntington NY 11743
Permanent Records Northport NY 11768
North Shore Sound Oyster Bay NY 11771
Listen Here Port Jefferson Station NY 11776
Record Stop Lake Ronkonkoma NY 11779
Mono Stereo AKA: Record Stop Lake Ronkonkoma NY 11779
Music Outlet Mastic NY 11950
Long Island Sound Southampton NY 11968
RDW Sales Inc. Clifton Park NY 12065
Disc Go Round Guilderland NY 12084
Main Street Music Northville NY 12134
Music Shack Colonie NY 12205
Blue Note Albany NY 12206
Last Vestige Music Shop Albany NY 12210
Roger Goff Schenectady NY 12303
Timbuktu Woodstock NY 12498
Rhinebeck Records Salt Point NY 12578
Better Than Toast Saratoga Springs NY 12866
Cheap Thrills Champlain NY 12919
Music And More Malone NY 12953
Alone Records Oswego NY 13126
Last Unicorn New Hartford NY 13413-6208
Stage Door Watertown NY 13601
East Village Alexandrea Bary NY 13607
Strawberry Fields Potsdam NY 13676
Music City Binghamton NY 13905
New World Record Buffalo NY 14222
Lakeshore Record Exchange Rochester NY 14607
Record Archive Rochester NY 14610
It's Official Inc. Rochester NY 14611
CD Exchange Rochester NY 14623
Bop Shop Rochester NY 14647
Volume Records Ithaca NY 14850
Sounds Fine Elmira NY 14850
T'Burg Records Trumansburg NY 14886
Gravity Records Wilmington NY 28403

USA: MARYLAND:::::::::::::::
C Depot College Park MD 20740
CD Game Exchange College Park MD 20740
M & M Music Greeenbelt MD 20770
Joe's Record Paradise Rockville MD 20850
CD Game Exchange Rockville MD 20852
CD Game Exchange Silver Springs MD 20910
Dan The Music Man Takoma MD 20912
Audio Phile Imports Cockeysville MD 21030
Kinesis Inc. Hanover MD 21076-1693
Record & Tape Trader Owings Mills MD 21117
A La Musique Baltimore MD 21201
Jazz West Baltimore MD 21207
Joe's Record Paradise Baltimore MD 21214
Ron Bishop'S Baltimore MD 21217
Cybersound Cafe Baltimore MD 21218
Sounds-N-Da-Hood Baltimore MD 21223
C Depot Baltimore MD 21286
Chesapeake Trading Annapolis MD 21401
Sound Town Chestertown MD 21620
Salty Dog Books & Music St. Michaels MD 21663
Chesapaeke Trading Co Saint Michaels MD 21663
Tape World Salisbury MD 21804
Fishnet Music Ocean City MD 21842


If you are a retailer/or know a retailer that would like to stock 9ice- Gongo Aso the album please contact me ASAP for direct purchase.

Sunday, June 01, 2008

and the saga continues..

So how do you have issues and not know it? haha well, hell I did. I think the first person that noticed was a friend, Adebola. He kept complaining about me, like I would break dates, not gist as much as b4, the works, I guess I was no longer "FUN". The sad part was I was like this with everyone and once in a while a breath of life will puff its way into my body and Ill go out but for the most part my bed was more appealing than any hangout, any show, any movie out there. I was mentally drained!

The biggest wake up call for me came over the past 2 weeks. I got a FB msg from a friend saying "Toni, you are one of the bubbliest females I know, I cant help thinking something in you has died" I mean I had been getting messages over the past 2 weeks but no one actually said something in me died. Another friend mentioned to me last week that my eyes were vacant and he could not see that playfulness in there anymore. Hahaha I found it amusing because he sounded like something out of Mills and Boons.. I teased him a little and replied him saying I was cool and nothing is wrong. Then more and more messages and thats when I was like ooooooooo..k maybe Im missing something here. Then I got really ill and had to literally suffer for days and boy did I have time to think. So I kinda sat back and though about it. I could not lie to myself, even I was not feeling like myself anymore, even I was missing the old spontaneous, fun T. with the prayers pouring in, the tears flowing, I prayed to God that if he made me better I would change and do my best to live my life to the fullest afterall you only get one chance at this right? So I tried to pin point the problem and low and behold I figured it out...

I think I have been going through a quater life crisis for the past two months and did not even know it and yesterday was the first day I actually saw a glimmer of hope at having the old Toni back, I went out with friends and actually had so much fun I did not want to go home. Somehow Yeah yeah its coming back kinda weird though because I keep getting this urge to run outside and yell out "WHATS UP BITCHES!!" or going to the club and dancing on stage.. hahaha, I remember those days, we sure had a lot of fun. Gosh I don't want to end up that boring ass misrable married woman with no friends! Hell to the no, I wanna be a WILF and a MILF Dammit!!!!! I wanna stay incredibly busy, I wanna make an impact, hell yeah I wanna conquer the f-ing world. I know, maybe when you go through that faze, you come back to the old you a bit intense and full of mischief.

Like right now I feel like flying all my close friends to one secluded island for one week and partying till we drop and just chill out there getting massages all day long and when I feel everyone is asleep, get up to some overnight mischief.. I also feel like jumping in my car and doing 0-120 in 30 seconds bumping Brittney Spears - "You want a piece of me" and singing at the top of my lungs. Hell, I feel like walking into the mercedes dealership, giving them the keys to my E and saying "hey bitches, see that SLR Roadstar over there, hook it up NOW!" and then right after that going to the Bentley dealership and throwing my homegirl the SLR keys to drive after me, saying Im taking that silverlake blue Continental GTC home.. and then do like Tony Montana, tell my homegirl to settle the bill and drive off in it. hehehe.. I feel like walking into Neiman Marcus and shopping till I bloody drop all cash. I feel like sitting in my living room counting 10 million dollars cash and when Im done sitting there staring at it and grinning from ear to ear. ..(hey its I feel like starting my own charity and never having any problems raising funds. I feel like building the biggest, baddest childrens hospital in naija and actually maintaining it.. no broke down equipment or nurses that hiss at

Anyways with that said, Im working my way to a bigger and better T-Payne and hopefully there will be no relapse. Haha I feel like Im in

They say the first step to solving your problems is admitting you have one..

on another note... here is a little PSA
The real Hip Hop

It’s like a rain of dance competitions right now. So much that you will keep mistaking them for each other. The buzz cant seem to stop amazing us because just about 2 to 3 years ago, dancers were jobless, unserious layabouts but the new emphasis and respect is amazing. Some says it’s as a result of the Nokia Danceathon competition where we broke the world record. Other says the industry has just grown to appreciate these artistes more. but for whatever it is, its a very good development and it has moved on from background/back up dancing to dancing as an art on it’s own for appreciation.
All over the world, dance has always been some kind of unifying factor and even identification for different groups with the kinds of dances they do. Its fun and at the same time very healthy sport. Different dances are by the day creeping in on us and they are fun. But the age long hip hop remains the most prominent and it has even diversified into different parts. From crump dancing to popping and locking, bugaloo, B-Boying, Steps, etc. Hip hop is huge and most young people are in tune with the songs and dance moves America IS OF COURSE THE HOME OF THIS DANCE and every now and then some competition or the other is hosted around dance. About 7 years a ago, a group of young guys who have been running the dance scene in America and release top dance movies like “You got served, Honey, Stomp the Yard, Step up” came together to stage a world dance competition in America and as expected it’s grown into bigger success as the years went by with no participation from Africa until 2yrs ago when South Africa came on board but that’s still not Africa. The biggest black nation wasn’t there yet. So, in 2007, Testify Music Group secured rights for Nigeria at this prestigious competition. As opposed all other competitions, HHI is clearly defined.
it has five categories :
1, B-Boy
2 B-Girl
3 Popping and locking
4 Bugaloo
5 Crew Battle (Junior, Varsity and Adult)
But being that this would be our first year, we will only be competing in B-Boy/Girl Popping and locking and Crew battle (Adult category)
HHI Nigeria is setting different standards from that of every other dance competition because this is an event with the founders of hip-hop, well defined and structured unlike other competitions that are going to countries with hip hop roots and without clear definition.
So Nigeria will be represented in this competition live in Vegas, USA! Now, no games. Its live in Vegas - one crew and one Bboy will be fully sponsored, to Vegas for the final competition where they will be competing with the world. As much as 30 countries are in the competion this year. And you stand a chance to win an American video choreography, Paul Mitchell 1 year gift pack and other cash prizes
So do you 'dare to drop' at the Hip-hop International, Nigeria competition? You've got to get registered on Auditions will be held a on 7th June!
Partners of this event include Chocolatecity, Hiptv, Nigeria international and Lucozade to boost the dance energy!
Registration closes 0n the 6th of June. For enquiries call 08052333810.