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Exclusive: Johnny Gill Says New Edition Is Working On A New Album



Johnny Gill is preparing to release his 7th solo album “Game Changer” in December and fans will be happy to know that New Edition will be making an appearance!

“My brothers, New Edition, we have a song on there with all of us,” he told HipHollywood about the song “Me and You” during a recent interview. “I thought that this would be a real treat for people because we haven’t recorded since 2004 … Its like a grown folks song.”

But that is not all, according to Johnny the group had so much fun recording “Me and You” that they have decided to go back into the studio and work on a whole new album together. “Were actually just trying to get the scheduling together, to start going in,” Gill said in the interview. “I actually have about four songs that I know I have brought to the table that the guys like, that we’re going to get started on and recorded,” Johnny stated. “We want to definitely visit Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, which is where its all been for us, making them a part of our lives and apart of this journey as we move forward.”

This will be New Edition’s eight studio album but in the meantime, make sure to check out Johnny’s solo album,”Game Changer” which is set for release December 9, 2014.

Watch the video above to find out what else Johnny has to say about the upcoming New Edition album.


Exclusive: The Bullet Scars That Will Forever Haunt Sheryl Lee Ralph’s Son, Etienne Maurice



Sheryl Lee Ralph shared a graphic photo on Instagram earlier this week of her son, Etienne Maurice, laying in a hospital bed bandaged up from bullet wounds. The purpose of the image was to be yet another voice calling to end gun violence.

On Wednesday, students across the country walked out of class to protest against gun violence, something that hit home for Ralph four years ago. “This mother wants #gunreform now! #guncontrol now,” she wrote.

It was during a night out in West Philadelphia that Ralph’s then 22-year-old child was robbed at gunpoint and shot three times; twice in the leg and one which grazed his forehead.

So as Ralph joined Wednesday’s national conversation about gun laws, HipHollywood talked exclusively with Etienne who shared exactly what went down the night a gun could have taken his life for good.

“I was shot four years ago, November 9 … I was black out drunk. The next thing I know I remember I woke up in the hospital, doctor said I had two bullet holes in my leg and a grazed bullet hole above my eyebrow.”

Maurice, who was robbed for his iPhone and his wallet, went on to tell us that this is something that he is reminded of constantly. “Having been shot is something that I carry with me every day. I still have numbness at the bottom of my leg from the nerve damage.”

And while he will always remember how he felt knowing his life almost ended, Etienne had a hard time fathoming how his famous mother felt. “We had the conversation about it last week and she said she peed on herself,” he told us.

For Maurice, he’s proud to see young children use their voices to make change. “There’s so many angles where we can talk about gun violence and how it’s effecting different communities,” he said. “Gun reform needs to take place now.”

Since that night, he hasn’t picked up a drink and has been now sober for four years. As for the suspects, a father-son duo, they are behind bars for attempted man slaughter.

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