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  • Toy Giant Hasbro Acquires Death Row Records For $4 Billion

    08/25/2019 9:56:15 AM PDT · by CaliforniaCraftBeer · 53 replies via Yahoo News ^ | August 24, 2019 | Emily Bicks
    “Hasbro, the company which owns Monopoly, Play-Doh, Furby, and Power Rangers, now owns Dr. Dre’s ‘The Chronic’, Tupac’s ‘All Eyez Me’, the rapper’s first album [recorded at] Death Row Records, and one of the undisputed best rap albums ever made, Snoop Dogg’s ‘Doggystyle’, Dr. Dre and Suge Knight’s ‘Above the Rim’, and many more classic West Coast hip-hop records from the early 90s...”
  • Pregnant rapper Yung Miami shot at, cops say, after being threatened by Kodak Black

    08/06/2019 6:36:51 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 41 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | August 6, 2019 | Charles Rabin
    Less than a week after rapper Kodak Black recorded a freestyle screed from his Miami jail cell about punching his pregnant ex-girlfriend in the stomach, the young woman managed to safely escape a fuselage of gunfire, according to police and a video she released on social media. Female rapper Yung Miami, whose real name is Caresha Brownlee, was seated in her Mercedes-Benz SUV at a North Miami-Dade music studio when the gunfire erupted. On a video posted on her Instagram page, Brownlee said she ran for cover when the shots rang out. “I don’t know where they came from,” she...
  • Trump Talks to Swedish Leader About Rapper A$AP Rocky, Offers to ‘Personally Vouch for His Bail’

    07/20/2019 10:06:46 AM PDT · by Steve1999 · 22 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | 07-20-19 | JANITA KAN
    President Donald Trump said on July 20 that he had spoken on the phone with the Swedish Prime Minister about rapper A$AP Rocky, adding that he had offered to “personally vouch” for the New York artist’s bail. Trump said during the call, Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven assured him that the rapper will be treated fairly. “Just had a very good call with SwedishPM Stefan Löfven who assured me that American citizen A$AP Rocky will be treated fairly. Likewise, I assured him that A$AP was not a flight risk and offered to personally vouch for his bail, or an alternative....
  • Trump, Melania working to bring rapper ASAP Rocky home from Swedish prison soon

    07/19/2019 6:30:17 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 31 replies
    Newsweek ^ | July 19, 2019 | Kelly Wynne
    ASAP Rocky was still in a Swedish jail as of Friday afternoon, awaiting possible charges related to an alleged assault, though that may change soon after the Trump administration said it may get involved in seeking his release. Rocky's managers have said the musician acted to protect himself. TMZ posted a video on July 2 that the site claimed shows Rocky attempting to calm things down immediately before the incident. Fans of the rapper have been begging for the help of President Donald Trump to bring the American musician home after authorities in Sweden extended his time behind bars. President...
  • Rapper 21 Savage donates $25K to Southern Poverty Law Center

    06/17/2019 5:13:54 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 15 replies
    Atlanta Journal Constitution via WPXI ^ | June 17, 2019 | J.D. Capelouto
    ATLANTA - Rapper 21 Savage has donated $25,000 to the Southern Poverty Law Center, a civil rights group that helped him when he was arrested by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement earlier this year. The Grammy-nominated artist, whose real name is Shéyaa Bin Abraham-Joseph, was taken into custody in DeKalb County, Georgia, on Feb. 3 on charges that he is from the United Kingdom and overstayed his visa. He has long called DeKalb his home. His attorney, Charles Kuck, said in a statement that Abraham-Joseph is making the SPLC donation public “because everyday Americans need to know that ICE is...
  • Fury Over Rapper Calling to ‘Kill White People’, Singing ‘I F**k France’

    05/31/2019 5:38:37 AM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 37 replies
    French self-produced rapper of Cameroonian origin Nick Conrad did not enjoy much interest before he entered the spotlight with a music video titled “Hang White People”; however, shortly after a trial over the notorious clip, he released another creation that featured him strangling a white woman, apparently representing France. French rapper Nick Conrad, who has prompted outrage with his new release "Sweet Country" with the lyrics “I F**k France until agony”, was questioned by Paris judicial police, but walked away free for the time being, French broadcaster LCI reports. Investigators summoned him due to a probe that was opened by...
  • BREAKING NEWS! Suspect In The Sleighing Of Rapper Nipsey Hussle Arrested!

    04/02/2019 7:16:43 PM PDT · by Morgana · 74 replies
    Tommy Sotomayor News Raw ^ | APRIL 2, 2019 | Tommy Sotomayor
    BREAKING NEWS! Suspect In The Sleighing Of Rapper Nipsey Hussle Arrested!
  • Rapper Nipsey Hussle dead after a shooting near Los Angeles clothing store he is associated with

    03/31/2019 7:56:15 PM PDT · by Morgana · 58 replies
    CNN ^ | MARCH 31, 2019 | Christina Maxouris, Hollie Silverman and Sara Sidner, CNN
    (CNN)Rapper Nipsey Hussle has died after a shooting near a clothing store he was associated with in Los Angeles, according to a high-ranking law enforcement official with the Los Angeles Police Department. Two other people were injured in the shooting around 3:20 p.m., according to the department. The incident occurred near a clothing store around the area of Slauson Avenue and Crenshaw Boulevard.
  • NYPD commander being investigated for threatening rapper 50 Cent's life — police sources

    02/17/2019 11:50:16 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 10 replies
    NYDN ^ | Feb 17, 2019 | Thomas Tracy
    A Brooklyn precinct commander is being investigated by the NYPD for allegedly threatening the celebrity’s life — telling his officers at a roll call to “shoot him on sight,” the Daily News has learned. Deputy Inspector Emanuel Gonzalez, the commanding officer of the 72nd Precinct in Sunset Park, allegedly made the threat last June 7, when the actor and “In Da Club” rapper was expected to attend an NYPD sanctioned boxing match in the Bronx. During a roll call inside the 72nd Precinct stationhouse, Gonzalez told his officers if they saw 50 Cent at the boxing match, known as a...
  • Brooklyn Rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine Arrested On Federal Racketeering Charges

    11/20/2018 2:17:39 AM PST · by Libloather · 11 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 11/19/18 | Ryan Grenoble
    **SNIP** “As alleged in the indictment, this gang, which included platinum-selling rap artist Tekashi 6ix 9ine, wreaked havoc on New York City, engaging in brazen acts of violence,” U.S. Attorney Geoffrey S. Berman said in a statement Monday. “Showing reckless indifference to others’ safety, members of the gang were allegedly involved in robberies and shootings, including a shooting inside the crowded Barclay’s Center, and a shooting in which an innocent bystander was hit.” Hernandez was already on thin ice, having been on and off probation multiple times over the last several years. In 2015, he pleaded guilty to the use...
  • Travesty: Tekashi 6ix9ine gets four years probation for posting child porn

    10/26/2018 3:20:16 PM PDT · by heterosupremacist · 18 replies ^ | 10/26/2018 | Rebecca Rosenberg
    The slap on the wrist came over the objection of prosecutors, who asked for one to three years in prison. Tekashi took a no-jail plea deal in 2015 but Assistant DA Sara Weiss said he had repeatedly violated the agreement by getting into trouble during the probationary period and it should be yanked. Tekashi, 22, was busted in Texas last January for choking a teen fan and nabbed a few months later in Brooklyn for driving on a suspended license and assaulting a cop. A soft Manhattan judge went easy on rainbow-haired rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine and sentenced him to four...
  • 'Up-and-coming' Baltimore rapper Nick Breed fatally shot on Sunday

    10/23/2018 12:36:23 PM PDT · by csvset · 78 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | 23 OCT 2018 | By Wesley Case and Lillian Reed
    Baltimore rapper Nick Breed — whose lyrics often reflected the pain and trauma he’d seen in the city — was fatally shot Sunday in the Allendale neighborhood. The rapper, whose real name is Dominic Grant, according to friends and family, was found with gunshot wounds in the 500 block of Normandy Ave. around 7:30 p.m. Sunday, police said. The 24-year-old was taken to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center and was pronounced dead soon after arriving, officials said. Grant, whose music videos garnered thousands of views online, collaborated with some of the city’s biggest names, including YBS Skola and...
  • NYPD: NYC Rapper Killed in Drive-by Shooting Outside Woodhaven Lounge

    10/08/2018 5:27:21 AM PDT · by csvset · 42 replies
    NY1 ^ | Oct 7 2018 | Lindsay Tuchman
    City police are investigating after they said a local rapper was killed in a drive-by shooting outside a lounge in Queens on Sunday morning. "I just see chairs all over the floor and then I just see him on the floor, and then I didn't see anything until he starting gasping and blood just was going everywhere," said bartender Tieshajah Reynolds, who witnessed the shooting. Police said 35-year-old Frank Snyder, who goes by the stage name Hollywood Play, was shot in the neck and leg around 3:15 a.m. in front of the Tavern Bar and Lounge on Jamaica Avenue in...
  • Eminem didn't 'feel right' about homophobic lyrics about Tyler, The Creator

    09/14/2018 9:48:20 AM PDT · by Ennis85 · 31 replies
    BBC News ^ | 14th September 2018 | BBC News
    Eminem says he felt uncomfortable with homophobic lyrics he wrote and released on his recent album, Kamikaze. He faced criticism for his language on album track Fall while speaking about Tyler, The Creator. Eminem says he "felt like this might be too far", in a new interview to promote the record on his own YouTube channel. "In my quest to hurt him, I realize that I was hurting a lot of other people by saying it," says Eminem. "It was one of the things that I kept going back to and going 'I don't feel right with this'." Many others...
  • Rapper Snoop Dogg goes gospel at Essence Fest 2018 -- no lie

    07/07/2018 2:20:55 PM PDT · by BBell · 32 replies ^ | 7/7/18 | Doug MacCash
    On the first day of Essence Fest 2018, Snoop Dogg created a gospel concert where there was none. And it was good. The multitudes that filled the Mercedes-Benz Superdome witnessed a performance that would have been unthinkable 25 years ago when Calvin Cordozar Broadus Jr. emerged on the California gangster rap scene. For the first few songs on Friday (July 6) night, the braided and bespectacled Snoop touched on tried and true topics, such as the consumption of cannabis, mayhem and serial romance. Two scantily clad women added scintillating choreography to the songs. Snoop's mascot, a dude in a plush...
  • XXXTentacion fans ‘jump off roofs into crowd and throw rocks’ in chaotic tribute...

    06/20/2018 11:32:43 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 32 replies ^ | By Ellie Cambridge
    Hundreds of fans poured onto Melrose Avenue during the tribute to the 20-year-old who was gunned down in his car on Monday COPS were forced to shut down a memorial last night for rapper XXXTentacion after fans reportedly jumped off roofs and threw rocks. Hundreds of people gathered in LA to mourn the 20-year-old star who was gunned down in his car on Monday. Fans poured onto Melrose Avenue with some leaping off roofs into the crowds below during the tribute, reports claimed Police were called in after people climbed on top of vehicles and swarmed the streets, according to...
  • Pittsburgh rapper Jimmy Wopo dies after double shooting

    06/19/2018 4:28:12 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 22 replies
    WPXI ^ | June 19, 2018
    PITTSBURGH - Local rapper Jimmy Wopo has died following a double shooting in Pittsburgh's Hill District neighborhood Monday. The drive-by shooting was reported around 4:20 p.m. near the intersection of Wylie Avenue and Duff Street. Wopo, whose birth name is Travon Smart, died at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital about two hours after he was shot, according to the Allegheny County Medical Examiner's Office. Channel 11 talked to Wopo's grandfather outside of the hospital. "He has everything going for him. Everything. But the streets will kill you," James White said. XXL Magazine recently called him one of the best and brightest new...
  • 'Y'all Country Is Nuts': Citing Racism, U.S. Rapper Azealia Banks Vows to Never Visit Israel Again

    05/09/2018 2:49:44 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 74 replies
    Haaretz ^ | 9 May 18 | Maya Asheri
    'Y'all Country Is Nuts': Citing Racism, U.S. Rapper Azealia Banks Vows to 'Never Ever Ever' Visit Israel Again Banks went on a tweetstorm about the racism and rudeness she says she experienced while in Israel for her concert in Tel Aviv American rapper Azealia Banks vowed on Wednesday never to visit Israel again, claiming she encountered racism while in the country for her show in Tel Aviv on Monday. Banks said she was treated badly on account of her skin color on multiple occasions, claiming that a rabbi sitting next to her on the plane offered her money for sex,...
  • Snoop Dogg Attacks Kanye West with ‘All White’ Photoshop Pic

    05/05/2018 11:25:04 AM PDT · by ethom · 62 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4 May 2018 | by BEN KEW
    Rap star Snoop Dogg has attacked rap star and fashion mogul Kanye West over his recent political outbursts, declaring that he is “all white now.” “The new. Kanye well allwhite now way to go dude,” the rapper wrote on Instagram, accompanied by a photo of West with white skin. Snoop Dogg, whose real name is Calvin Cordozar Broadus, Jr, is one of many celebrities to attack West over his seeming interest in conservatism, with the likes of John Legend, Samuel L. Jackson, and Kumail Nanjiani all expressing their disapproval. West has attracted massive attention in recent weeks, after he praised...
  • Kanye West’s Music Blacklisted by Detroit Radio Station

    05/04/2018 1:33:46 PM PDT · by detective · 44 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4 May 2018 | John Nolte
    The growing attempt to personally destroy superstar Kanye West has moved to Detroit where a radio station has banned the superstar’s music. The fallout continues against Kanye West is growing. Case in point, the hashtag #MuteKanye, which is part of a left-wing campaign to silence and marginalize West. In the spirit of that movement, Detroit radio station 105.1 The Bounce has announced that going forward West’s music is blacklisted.