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Say hello to Miss Teairra Mari

David Goodson | 4/12/2011, 5:29 p.m.

Now that she's gaining momentum, she wants to stay on that path.

"I'm progressing every day and staying on my grind," she assures. "I know that if you put in the work, there is no way the universe can deny you your pot of gold at the end of the rainbow."

Three of the coldest names in the streets have combined to make for the hottest record in the game right now. Rick Ross' "B.M.F. (Big Money Fast)" can be classified as real gangsta rap, as it pays homage to underground legends Big Meech and Larry Hoover (WORD?!?), yet it makes the crowds everywhere go nuts.

Pulled from his forth album, "Teflon Don," Ross prepares to bring that monster hit as well as others from his previous chart-topping CDs to The Beach at Governor's Island on Sunday, August 22 for Power 105.1's Power Live. Sharing the bill are Fat Joe, Ciarra, Kelly Rowland, Bobby Valentino, J. Cole, Keri Hilson, Maino and headliner Diddy and Dirty Money.

If you prefer it a little smoother, Babyface is at B.B. Kings' on August 20 with an 8 p.m. scheduled showtime.

About to bounce, but before I do, condolences to the families of Jazz giant Abbey Lincoln and Robert Wilson, who with his brothers Ronnie and Charlie, comprised the funk immortal trio The GAP Band. Charlie, in a statement, issued the following: "My brother was a bad boy on the bass. We shared a bond as brothers, musicians and friends. I loved him, and losing him is difficult for both Ronnie and I. The music world has lost a very talented man."

Holla next week. 'Til then, enjoy the nightlife.