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|Mon, December 10, 2018 at 1:29 PM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
Despite the mounting evidence, Tekashi 6ix9ine's attorney will not accept a plea deal in the polarizing rapper's racketeering case. On Saturday (December 8), TMZ released over a dozen images from 6ix9ine and his ex-crew's cell phones that feds say match surveillance footage from an April armed robbery.But Lance Lazzaro, 6ix9ine's attorney, maintains his client's innocence. "A plea deal is simply off the table, even if the feds offer one." he told TMZ.6ix9ine has been behind bars since mid-November when he was arrested alongside his ex-manager Kifano "Shotti" Jordan and three other members of his former entourage. Feds believe his involvement with the Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods have led to multiple crimes ranging from shootings to drug dealing.
In total, 6ix9ine and his ex-crew members are facing a total of 17 charges. Three of the charges carry a maximum sentence of life in prison.A judge has set a trial date for September 4, 2019. In the meantime, 6ix9ine has been denied bail and will likely have to wait it out.While in prison, 6ix9ine officially released his debut album, Dummy Boy, which initially debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200.But after Nielsen Music announced a discrepancy in last week's numbers, it turns out Dummy Boy actually made its grand entrance at No. 1, selling less than 200 unitsthan Travis Scott's Astroworld.
|Sat, December 8, 2018 at 4:48 PM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
Grammy Award-winning aritst Buju Banton has reportedly been released from a U.S. prison roughly two months early. According to the Jamaica-Gleaner, the reggae luminary left the McRae Correctional Institution in McRae, Georgia on Friday (December 7) after serving eight years for possession of cocaine with intent to distribute.The United States embassy hasn't revealed when Buju will be transported back to Jamaica. In a statement, Buju laid out his post-prison plans."Having survived, I want to share the good news and strength of my music," Buju said. "I just want to continue making music, which I've devoted my life to. I look forward to the opportunity to say a personal thanks to my fans and everyone who supported me."Buju was arrested in 2009 and convicted in 2011 of conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute cocaine, possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking offense and using a telephone to facilitate a drug trafficking offense, although the judge dropped a weapons charge.He was initially sentenced to 10 years in federal prison.Buju has collaborated with several Hip Hop artists during the course of his career. In 1999, he teamed up with Terror Squad on "Rudeboy Salute." Four years prior to that, he was featured on 2Pac and The Notorious B.I.G's posthumous collaborative cut, "Runnin' (From The Police).
|Sun, May 31, 2015 at 12:23 PM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
Suspect In Lil Wayne Bus Shooting May Be Affiliated With Young Thug
An arrest has been made in connection with the shooting of Lil Wayne's bus in Atlanta.
A month back, Lil Wayne's tour bus was shot at following a show in Atlanta. Police have now made an arrest, and it's being reported that the shooter could be connected to Young Thug.
Jimmy Carlton Winfrey has been charged with "aggravated assault, terroristic threats, possession of a firearm by a felon, and criminal gang activity". Multiple sources close to TMZ have reported that Winfrey was once Thug's tour manager. The two can be seen together in a photo together posted to Instagram.
So far, nothing suggests that the shooting had anything to do with Wayne and Thug's feud over the latter's album title Carter 6 (now Barter 6).
In related news, Thugger recently announced that his next mixtape could very well be titled Carter 5, saying "I don't know what the fuck they doing. So I'ma put that motherfucker out for 'em.
|Mon, March 23, 2015 at 4:39 PM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
Snoop Dogg addresses the impact of Reaganomics, during appearance at South By Southwest.
While appearing as a speaker at South By Southwest in Austin, Texas last week, rapper Snoop Dogg spoke on the impact Ronald Reagan had on his community, during the time the former president spent in office.
The Long Beach, California lyricist spoke directly on "Reaganomics," stating that the economic program Reagan introduced in the 1980s did away with after-school programs, and eventually contributed to guns and drugs being brought into the community.
"When Reaganomics kicked in, certain things were taken away, after-school programs and things of that nature," Snoop Dogg said, according to InFlexWeTrust.com. "Guns and drugs were shipped into the neighborhood. So it was a shift of having fun and playing football to selling drugs and shooting at each other. To me it was a system that was designed, because when the Reaganomics era began, that's when this began."
He then explained that prior to the introduction of Reaganomics, there were no issues in the community. According to Snoop, things were "beautiful," neighbors were more willing to help one another, and the government did its part.
"Early in the '70s and toward the latter part of the '70s everything was beautiful because we had ways to have fun and communicate, and those who were underprivileged, the low economic side of life, the government would provide for us, which helped us get by. It was a society and we all needed it and we all had it and we all helped each other," he said.
Snoop also uploaded the following video to Instagram over the weekend. In the 15-second long video, a cartoon version of the rapper speaks directly to Ronald Reagan about having brought "guns and drugs to the hood.
|Sun, March 1, 2015 at 5:23 PM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
Gunshots brought an early end to an event headlined by T.I., Jeezy, and Yo Gotti in Charlotte, North Carolina last night (February 28).
According to Charlotte-Mecklenburg police, the shooting took place around 7:00 PM EST at a promotional event at Label night club and injured two people in attendance, one of whom is female.
"Two people injured with gunshot wounds," Captain J.D. Thomas told USA Today. "One person drove themselves to the hospital and one person was transported by ambulance. Both are non-life-threatening injuries."
No suspects have been detained and the reason for the shooting remain unclear, according to NBC News.
One clubgoer described the panic following the gunshots in an interview with USA Today. "It was packed," blogger Selena Alexander told the site. "Two distinct gunshots rang out. The artists were immediately rushed out." Alexander also says that the rappers were onstage during the shooting.
Several Instagram users captured footage of the immediate aftermath following the shooting