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2 Are Arrested in Killing of Jam Master Jay, Hip-Hop Pioneer

posted by admin August 17, 2020 0 comments

The question of who killed Jam Master Jay, the D.J. for the pioneering rap group Run-DMC, inside a Queens recording studio has remained a mystery for nearly 18 years.

But federal prosecutors on Monday will announce the indictment of two men who have long been suspected of participating in the killing of the D.J., whose real name was Jason Mizell.

The men, Ronald Washington and Karl Jordan, Jr., were indicted on charges of murder while engaged in drug trafficking, according to two law enforcement officials, who spoke on the condition of anonymity.

Mr. Washington, 56, is currently serving a federal prison sentence for robbery. Mr. Jordan, 36, was taken into custody on Sunday.

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U.S. CUSTOMS & BORDER PROTECTION SEIZE $4.3M IN FAKE JORDANS, YEEZYS … Agents Say It’s From China

posted by admin August 10, 2020 0 comments

Federal agents say a massive shipment of footwear on its way to Mexico contained millions of dollars worth of fake shoes — including some coveted, rare Jordans and Yeezys.

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LAX airport to allow marijuana in carry-ons

posted by admin June 2, 2020 0 comments
Los Angeles International Airport, better known as LAX, has announced that it will permit travelers to bring small amounts of legal marijuana through security in their carry-on bags.
But wait: That doesn’t mean you can toke up at the airport.

Pot is legal in several US states, but not on the federal level, so you still need to study up before packing your bags on your way out of LA.
The Los Angeles Airport Police Department will allow passengers to travel through LAX with up to 28.5 grams of marijuana and 8 grams of concentrated marijuana,” reads a statement on LAX’s official website, which was posted in September 2018.
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Scottie Pippen is reportedly LIVID at Michael Jordan for how he was portrayed in the successful #TheLastDance documentary

posted by admin May 21, 2020 0 comments

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Fred The Godson is dead at 35 following his COVID-19 diagnosis

posted by admin April 23, 2020 0 comments

Fred The Godson Is Dead At 35 Due To The Coronavirus –

So far, the coronavirus has resulted in nearly 50,000 deaths in the US. Now, the hip-hop community has suffered a loss due to the pandemic: Fred The Godson, who was a 2011 XXL Freshman, has passed away at 35 years old.

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Kodak Black Wants the Coronavirus to Last Until He Gets Out

posted by admin March 18, 2020 0 comments

Kodak Black is on lockdown in prison but it appears that he’s keeping up with current events.

On Wednesday (March 18), the Florida rapper posted a now-deleted message on the state of rap music in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic

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SXSW conference canceled amid heightened coronavirus concerns

posted by admin March 6, 2020 0 comments

The mayor of Austin, Texas announced on Friday that the city had declared a disaster due to the coronavirus outbreak, a move that resulted in the cancellation of the South by Southwest conference.

The annual event brings thousands of visitors to the city for conferences centered around discussions on technology, media, sports, education and video gaming. There is also a major film festival and a music festival.

“It’s a really important event to our city in a lot of ways, tied to who we are in this city,” Steve Adler, mayor of Austin, said in a press conference. “I look forward to the next iteration of SXSW when it comes back for us.”

The conference has grown in recent years to become one of the most well known events in the U.S. In 2019, the two-week event drew more than 417,000 visitors from 106 countries. According to a report released by SXSW, the event brought $356 million to the city’s economy.

Up until Friday, SXSW had continued to move forward with its plans, adding speakers as recently as this week. Other major events, including Miami’s Ultra Music Festival, Facebook’s F8 Developer Conference and IBM’s Think conference, have been canceled across the country.

Numerous event partners and participants had already pulled out of the two-week conference and festival.

SXSW organizers said they would be exploring options to reschedule the event. They are working to provide a virtual SXSW online experience as soon as possible for 2020 participants.

“‘The show must go on’ is in our DNA, and this is the first time in 34 years that the March event will not take place,” the organizers of the event said in a written statement. “We are now working through the ramifications of this unprecedented situation.

On Sunday, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey was scheduled for a keynote talk but withdrew following his company’s decision to pull out of the conference and no longer host its SXSW house.

Following Twitter’s withdrawal, Facebook and Intel withdrew on Monday. Facebook had several employees participating as panelists and Intel had on-site activities planned.

On Sunday, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey was scheduled for a keynote talk but withdrew following his company’s decision to pull out of the conference and no longer host its SXSW house.

“Due to concerns related to coronavirus, our company and employees will not be participating in SXSW this year,” a Facebook spokesperson said in an email

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Oreo-Supreme cookies going for $2.5k+ on eBay.

posted by admin February 20, 2020 0 comments

Oreo’s latest collaboration with streetwear brand Supreme isn’t such a sweet deal. Supreme’s designer Oreos launched in New York City on Thursday, and they are already selling on eBay for more than $10,000.

Supreme, the mega-popular brand known for limited edition merchandise and dedicated fans, recently announced its partnership with Milk’s Favorite Cookie as part of its Spring/Summer 2020 drop. The treats are colored Supreme’s signature bright red and feature its iconic logo scrawled across both the cookie and the similarly-shaped rectangle packaging.

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GETS INTO SHOUTING MATCH WITH EX NICKI Minaj … And Her Hubby Kenneth

posted by admin January 26, 2020 0 comments