Fatherhood has given birth to a whole new Christopher Martin. According to my impeccable sources, the singer and first-time dad has embraced his newfound responsibilities with the gusto and maturity of a seasoned pro. He even looks different these days, people have noted. Meantime, Mr. Martin made his first stage appearance (since the birth of his baby girl) in New York last week at Hot 97’s On Da Reggae Tip, where he shared the bill with colleagues like Cham and Konshens.
Oh, baby. We are mere weeks away from the long-awaited arrival of Chino McGregor and Yendi Phillipps’ bambino, and for a number of reasons it will be another September to remember in their household. Updating her Facebook family on her preggers status and upcoming birthday, Yendi wrote, “Ok, ok…. So clearly I am biased…. Yep, I am the 8th of Sept, my bestie is the 9th, and my Daddy is the 16th…. But more importantly my little blessing joins us this month too! I’ve never been so excited or known God in such a real way! I’m humbled to be a carrier of what can only be described as God’s love and blessing!” …Some of us seemingly have all the luck.
What’s hot right now: Copping gold at the Paralympic Games. Sending huge congrats to Jamaica’s Alphanso ‘AC’ Cunningham. As Bolt would say, that’s real inspiration.
What’s not: Improper back-to-school attire – a chemically-enhanced face, included.