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Man stabs and kills 17-year-old for listening to rap music at gas station in Arizona

posted by admin July 7, 2019 0 comments

EORIA, Az. — Peoria police say a man stabbed and killed a 17-year-old at a Circle K on the 4th of July.

According to the department’s Facebook post, 27-year-old Michael Adams walked into the store and stabbed the victim in the neck. The victim was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead. Adams was arrested not far from the scene.

FOX 10 reports that Adams told officers that the victim was listening to rap music and “that type of music makes him feel unsafe because he’s been attacked in the past by people who listen to rap music.”

He claimed he was trying to prevent a future attack involving the victim and admits the two never spoke.

Adams attorney told the TV outlet that he suffers from mental illness and had been previously released from jail without medication. He said his client should be admitted to the hospital for treatment.

The suspect is currently back in jail with a bond set at $1 million.

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Exclusive: Meek Mill on becoming the co-owner of sports apparel retailer Lids and how Jay-Z changed his perspective on business

posted by admin June 26, 2019 0 comments

On Wednesday (June 26), the rapper announced that he is a co-owner of popular hat retailer Lids.  In addition to ownership, Meek will also help oversee brand strategy and he will be dropping a limited-edition hat line in August of 2019 with more products to follow.

In a statement, Meek expressed his excitement for the new business venture.   “I’ve always been a fan of Lids. Growing up, I remember buying their hats to match my outfits and look my best,” Meek says in a press release. “It’s amazing to see my relationship with the brand come full-circle and have the opportunity to evolve as a businessman. We have a great team in place and we’re looking forward to taking Lids to new heights.” In a phone interview with Business Insider, Mill discussed his approach to the new venture with Lids and reflected on how he had “studied” and looked to model his business acumen on that of Jay-Z, Mill’s Roc Nation label boss, collaborator, and cofounder in Reform

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23 Years ago Today Jay z Gave us Reasonable Doubt

posted by admin June 25, 2019 0 comments
  1. TODAY IN ALBUM HISTORY: #JAYZ released his debut album ‘Reasonable Doubt’ 23 years ago on June 25, 1996 | Continue Reading

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Grammy-winning producer DJ Official gunned down outside of his home in Los Angeles

posted by admin June 17, 2019 0 comments

Family and friends, including DJ Mustard and Ty Dolla Sign, are mourning the loss of André Wakefield, a.k.a “DJ Official.”  The Grammy award-winning producer and father to a newborn son, was killed in a double drive-by shooting in South Los Angeles Friday (June 14)

Wakefield and his friend were shot while sitting outside of his home. The gunfire startled his grandfather who was mowing the lawn at the time. The killer fled the scene in a black SUV.

“All he did was go to work and come home,” Wakefield’s grandfather told NBC Los Angeles of his grandson. “He didn’t belong to [a] gang or nothing like that.”

According to a cousin, Wakefield was at the studio with Nipsey Hussle two days before the 31-year-old rapper was killed. One of his final Instagram posts was a dedication to Hussle.

DJ Mustard took to Instagram with a dedication to Wakefield who belonged to his 10 Summers imprint. “I’m beyond hurt. I’m devastated. I’m sick to my stomach,” he wrote. “I love you lil bro forever @prodbyofficial …. I got your son 4 life this ain’t how it was suppose to go.”

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JUDGE FINDS PROBABLE CAUSE TO CHARGE LIL DURK WITH CRIMINAL ATTEMPT TO COMMIT MURDER

posted by admin June 14, 2019 0 comments

#BREAKING: Lil Durk can be seen shooting a man on video, police say.

A judge has now found probable cause to charge the rapper with intent to commit murder.

According to a report published by Atlanta’s WSBTV on Friday (June 14), a police detective claims that video footage shows Lil Durk shooting a man while driving near The Varsity restaurant in the city. The shooting Durk was arrested for took place at The Varsity on Feb. 5, and left one man with non-lethal bullet wounds. One detective, possibly the same one, says the man was robbed of $30,000, a gold chain and a vehicle amid the attack.

In another courtroom development from earlier today, an Atlanta Police Department witness claimed to have seen Durk pull out a gun on the day of the shooting. From there, she said she ran around the building and heard gunshots in the area. When she made her way back to the place she saw Durk, she says she saw the victim in a pool of blood.

A judge has now found probable cause for Durk and his co-defendant, King Von to be charged with criminal attempt to commit murder as well as others. Earlier, it was reported that Durk and Von faced charges of criminal attempt to commit murder, aggravated assault (shooting at), unlawful for person employed by/associated with criminal street gang to conduct/participate in criminal gang activity, possession of firearm during commission of a felony and possession of firearm by convicted felon.

The day he turned himself in to local Atlanta authorities, Durk told WSBTV that he did not commit a crime. “I have nothing to hide. I have nothing to run from,” he said at the time.

Durk has been behind bars at Fulton County Jail since surrendering to police on May 30. He has not been granted bond.

 

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Blac Youngsta’s brother, Heavy Camp TD, found shot and killed in Miami

posted by admin June 11, 2019 0 comments

According to multiple reports, Heavy Camp TD, the brother of rapper, Blac Youngsta, has been killed. We will keep you updated with more details as they become available. We’re sending prayers to Blac Youngsta and his family

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Wannabe rapper Chad Focus allegedly stole $4.1 million to fund his rap career

posted by admin June 5, 2019 0 comments

Maryland rapper Chad Arrington looked like an artist on the rise. He had a giant billboard in Times Square that showed him surrounded with stacks of money, and dozens more billboards all across Baltimore and Washington, D.C., under the name of his hip-hop alter ego, “Chad Focus.”

One of Arrington’s songs had earned more than 4 million views on YouTube, and more than 180,000 people followed his posts on Instagram. He spent than $65,000 on custom jewelry, including a custom bear-shaped pendant worth more than $10,000.

Arrington offered to share his secrets with his fans, boasting in one billboard, “I will teach you how to be rich.” According to prosecutors, though, Arrington’s preferred method of getting rich involved committing multiple federal crimes.

In an indictment unsealed Tuesday, prosecutors say Arrington faked his entire rap career with $4.1 million stolen on his employer’s company credit card. All of Arrington’s signs of rap industry success—the Instagram followers, the billboards, and the jewelry—was allegedly paid for with stolen money.

Now Arrington is being held in a Baltimore jail, facing identity theft and wire fraud charges. Arrington, 31, didn’t respond to requests for comment.

Arrington allegedly bought fake YouTube views and Spotify plays, and spent $100,000 just on hats for his alter ego that said “FOCUS.” Arrington even allegedly paid $125,000 to get tickets to his own concerts in an effort to inflate his popularity. With help from four co-conspirators, Arrington allegedly spent millions on billboards and other efforts to boost his career.

Arrington’s plans weren’t limited to rap. He allegedly spent thousands of dollars on hoverboards and even spent tens of thousands more to create a bikeshare company, according to prosecutors.

Arrington’s scheme relied on forged credit card statements to his employer, according to the indictment. He allegedly spent more than $1.5 million in company money at companies controlled by two co-conspirators, who then kicked the money back to him so he could spend it on his music career. Arrington also allegedly commissioned two other co-conspirators to edit the real credit card statements to fool his employer and forged his supervisor’s signature to make sure the company kept paying his bills.

Arrington left copious records of the fraud scheme, according to prosecutors. Arrington titled one such email to a co-conspirator “Classified Work SHit.” In another email, Arrington purportedly urged his associate to falsify a credit card statement.

“After this clean job we can get to the emojis and have some fun,” Arrington wrote, according to the indictment.

Arrington spent hundreds of thousands of dollars at a time promoting his career, prosecutors said. Arrington paid more than $300,000 to contractors on gig economy site Fiverr, according to prosecutors, after they promised that they could promote his music on industry charts. Interestingly, Arrington claimedless than a week ago on Instagram that he could make an album go to the top of the charts with exactly $300,000.

“Lets rock this!!!” Arrington allegedly urged one company that had offered to buy him Instagram fake followers.

Arrington’s indictment offers a glimpse into the world of faked social media statistics. At one point, prosecutors say, Arrington spent $70,000 with a single company to boost his rap industry profile. He spent $1,119 per 100,000 YouTube videos, according to the indictment, $1,999 for 250,000 Spotify streams, and $1,499 for 15,000 Instagram followers.

Even before arrest, Arrington was notorious in the mid-Atlantic area for his ubiquitous, confusing billboards and ads at bus shelters. One ad presented Arrington facing off with his alter-ego, “Chad Focus,” as though they were two different people. In fact, though, “Focus” was just Arrington himself in sunglasses.

“Who will be the president of 2024?” the billboard asked, without offering any further explanation.

 

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According to Forbes, Jay Z is now officially the first hip-hop artist to achieve Billionaire status

posted by admin June 3, 2019 0 comments

Jay-Z‘ got something else to brag about — he’s the first hip-hop artist to be worth … ONE BILLION DOLLARS.

Jay’s net worth is officially in the 3-comma club, according to a new Forbes report that totaled all of his income from multiple business ventures and subtracted “a healthy amount to account for a superstar lifestyle.”

When it’s all said and done, here’s a breakdown of the value of the empire he’s created:

— $310 million for Armand de Brignac champagne

— $220 mil in cash and investments, including a $70 million stake in Uber

— $100 mil for D’Usse cognac

— $100 mil for Tidal

— $75 mil for Roc Nation

— $75 mil for his music catalog

— $70 mil art collection

— $50 mil in real estate

Add it up … and that’s a cool billion. Needless to say, this doesn’t include the net worth of his other half, Beyonce. The couple has been worth more than a billion combined for quite some time now.

Of course, Jay’s claim as the first hip-hop billionaire could be contested by one Dr. Dre, who said he’d accomplished the feat way back in 2014 after his $3.2 billion deal with Apple.

Forbes said Dre jumped the gun though, and was only worth $800 million at the time.

Sorry, Dre … looks like Jay runs this town.

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Drug Kingpin Frank Lucas, Depicted in ‘American Gangster,’ Dead at 88

posted by admin May 31, 2019 0 comments

Lucas died on Thursday night, according to TMZ. He was 88.

The North Carolina born Lucas was being transported to a hospital for an unknown health issue and died on the way. Back in the 1960s and ’70s, Lucas rose to power dealing heroin in Harlem, boasting that his product was pure and came straight from the opioid fields in Vietnam, smuggling drugs back to the United States using the coffins of fallen U.S. soldiers.

Lucas’ product, dubbed “Blue Magic” on the streets made him wealthy. He owned property across the country from Chicago to Miami, Detroit, New York, New Jersey, his native North Carolina, and Puerto Rico. Famously, he sat ringside for the “Fight of the Century” in 1971 between Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier, allegedly drawing the FBI’s attention.

He was convicted of federal and state drug violations and sentenced to 70 years in prison after he was busted in the mid-1970s. However, he only spent 5 years behind bars on those charges after he ratted out on others in the drug trade, placing him and his family in witness protection.

He is survived by his seven children.