The Konnected Konnected LLC is an entertainment management company that offers 5 major opportune means for exposure and development. Artists, industry professionals and businesses can benefit from our entertainment platforms on a national level. These services include and are not limited to The Konnected media [magazine, radio, DJ coalition, promotional models and reality television show], The Konnected events [tours, festivals, and awards shows] in addition to artist development [branding, promotions, and coaching]. The Konnected Magazine serves an diverse audience of music and entertainment enthusiast. Highlighting the hottest up and coming independent artist- as well as- celebrated entertainers; The Konnected Magazine is a graphically attractive page turner. Our current reach spans from as far north as Michigan, as far east as New York, as far west as Arizona and as far south as Florida - capturing major cities. 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We have that appeal because it's better to stay Konnected.en-uscomthekonnected@gmail.comhttp://www.thekonnected.netthekonnectedTheKonnectedRadiothekonnectedtourthekonnectedthe-konnected-radio Konnected RadioUUId_kJq9TwPLPe0D5RKleMg0ca-app-pub-4331127171859207/6039318101ca-app-pub-5614911574263464/2209705332ca-app-pub-5614911574263464/3163694353ca-app-pub-4331127171859207/6082715982 Konnected UsYN13ec768REQUEST NOWNNNN1685CB29-8981-4B17-995F-2799955B414C Unsilenced by thekonnected0, 22 Nov 2022 12:37 GMTThis show is hosted by Mia &amp; Kia259140#Unsilenced #thekonnectedradioblogs/11-2022/259140-unsilenced-thekonne-s.jpg19Revelations Radio Show by thekonnected0, 20 Nov 2022 13:06 GMTHosted by LaChelle Walker259142#revelations, #thekonnectedradioblogs/11-2022/259142-revelations-thekonn-s.jpg19Flames Mixtape Vol. 2 by thekonnected0, 10 Mar 2022 17:23 GMT </i> </i> 0:00 &#47; 0:00 </i> </i> </i> </i> Benny The Butcher &amp; J. Cole - Johnny P&#039;s Caddy </i> Detroit L-O - Sunroof Symphony </i> Rick Ross ft. Willie Falcon, The-Dream - Little Havana </i> JD Smoove - Money Dance </i> Jazmine Sullivan - Pick Up Your Feelings </i> Sir-Prize ft. Quilla - Believe in Me </i> YG - Scared Money ft. J. Cole, Moneybagg Yo </i> Conway the Machine - Stressed (ft. Wallo 267) </i> Gucci Mane - Publicity Stunt </i> Roulette - Mrs. Claus </i> Polo G ft. Lil Baby - Don&#039;t Play </i> SZA - I Hate U </i> Jim Jones &amp; Maino - Lobby Boyz Anthem (feat. Lyrivelli) </i> Ari Lennox - Pressure </i> Ari Lennox - Pressure via: <a href="" target="_blank"></a>239632Featured, Mixtapes, Uncategorized, ari lennox, benny the butcher, Gucci Mane, hip hop, j cole, Jazmibvc/116/23506-the-konnected.jpg9March Madness by thekonnected0, 28 Feb 2022 23:56 GMTMarch Madness Artist sign up $100 8 minute sets $10 General Admission Performance Slots/Tickets General Admission $10.00 USD Performance Slot $100.00 USD <div class="content-image" id="divBlogPage_Image1"><img id="bvimg1" src="" title="" /></div> Judged OnCrowd ControlStage PerformanceSong Quality (not necessarily the mix but if it's a dope song or not) Prizes: 1st Place: Headlining slot for next show, TV Interview, Photoshoot, Music Video, Radio Interview, Feature Artist of the month, Video On Mixtape TV Show, Month of Radio Play 2nd Place: TV Interview, Photoshoot, Month of Radio Play 3rd Place: Month of Radio Play via: <a href="" target="_blank"></a>239037Featured, Chainge Picasso Films, March Madness, the konnected, the konnected radio, The Konnected TVbvc/116/23506-the-konnected.jpg9Flames Mixtape Vol 1 by thekonnected0, 14 Feb 2022 23:47 GMT </i> </i> 0:00 &#47; 0:00 </i> </i> </i> </i> Papoose ft. 2 Chains, Remy Ma, Busta Rhymes, Lil Waynes </i> Freddie Gibbs ft-Jadakiss </i> Young Izzy </i> Rick-Ross ft. Jazmine-Sullivan, 21 Savage </i> Sir-Prize </i> Mary J Blige ft DJ Khaled </i> B Sincere </i> Yung Bleu ft. Kehlani </i> JD Smoove ft. Willy Franko </i> Chris Brown </i> Jim Jones ft. Migos </i> Coach Cherry </i> Dave East ft. Harry Fraud </i> Prophet of the Streets </i> King Benz via: <a href="" target="_blank"></a>237216Music, Uncategorized, 2 chains, 21 Savage, B Sincere, Busta Rhymes, chris brown, Coach Cherry, Dave bvc/116/23506-the-konnected.jpg15EMINEM SHOOK BY PENDING SUPER BOWL LVI HALFTIME SHOW: 'IT'S NERVE WRACKING' by thekonnected0, 11 Feb 2022 22:50 GMT<a href="" target="_blank">Eminem</a>&nbsp;is a "Rap God" who has performed at many of the biggest venues in the world, but in a Thursday (February 10) interview with Sway on&nbsp;SiriusXM's&nbsp;Shade45,&nbsp;the Detroit legend said he's feeling nervous for his big show at Super Bowl LVI. "Imma tell you, It's fucking nerve-wracking. It's fucking nerve-wracking," Em told Sway. "Like to me...there's nothing more final than live TV, you know what I'm saying? So like if you fuck up, that fuck up is there forever." <center><a href="" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" /> Watch Video on YouTube</a></center> The highly-anticipated&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">Pepsi Super Bowl LVI Halftime Show</a>&nbsp;with Eminem,&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">Dr. Dre,</a>&nbsp;Snoop Dogg, Mary J. Blige and&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">Kendrick Lamar</a>&nbsp;is set to finally take place on Sunday (February 13), and rumor has it&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">50 Cent</a>&nbsp;might even be stopping by. On Thursday (February 10), <a href="" target="_blank">footage emerged online</a> of a rehearsal at SoFi Stadium, and viewers could clearly hear <a href="" target="_blank">50 Cent's</a> 2003 classic "In Da Club" playing in the background. People were quick to assume this meant Fif would be making an appearance, especially considering the mogul broke into the industry under the tutelage of Dr. Dre and Eminem. He has also worked with&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">Snoop Dogg</a>&nbsp;multiple times and he recently gave Mary a starring role as Monet in his series&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">Power Book II: Ghost</a>. Anticipation for the performance exploded after a cinematic trailer for the show popped up on YouTube in January. Dubbed&nbsp;The Call, the three-minute clip shows each performer heading to SoFi Stadium as if they're superheroes. The trailer was&nbsp;helmed by&nbsp;Straight Outta Compton&nbsp;director F. Gary Gray, who said in a statement, "as a super fan, I consider it an honor and privilege to authentically build and create this moment with five of the most legendary artists in music history. It's been a blast!" via: <a href="" target="_blank"></a>237143Featured, Magazine, Dre Dr, eminem, Mary J Blige, snoop dogg, Super Bowl, the konnected, the konnectbvc/116/23506-the-konnected.jpg9DABABY GETS BOWLING ALLEY BAN AS LAPD INVESTIGATE BRAWL WITH DANILEIGH'S BROTHER by thekonnected0, 11 Feb 2022 22:39 GMTTOPANGA, CA -&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">DaBaby</a>&nbsp;has found himself at the center of controversy once again - this time, for&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">an alleged assault</a>&nbsp;on DaniLeigh's brother. The Los Angeles Police Department confirmed to&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">TMZ</a>&nbsp;police are actively investigating the fight with Brandon Bills. The fight took place at Corbin Ball in Topanga, California on Wednesday night (February 9). Consequently, Corbin Ball has banned the platinum-selling rapper from ever stepping foot in their establishment again. An employee explained they came to that decision after staff reviewed security footage from the fight, which reportedly proves DaBaby was the aggressor and Bills, the victim. Law enforcement sources say they're now investigating DaBaby for assault with a deadly weapon because Bills was kicked in the head while he was already on the ground. <a href=";" target="_blank">Click here for video</a> The fight supposedly popped off after Bills confronted DaBaby over the alleged mistreatment of his sister DaniLeigh.&nbsp;One of the bowling alley's mechanics said it took hours for him to scrub up the dried-up sugary drink DaBaby threw at Bills, and Corbin Ball also had to cough up $250 in cleaning chemicals as well as re-oil the lanes where the incident occurred. DaBaby and DaniLeigh's relationship <a href="" target="_blank">has been tumultuous</a> to say the least. Last November, the couple got into a domestic dispute in front of their three-month-old daughter that ended with DaniLeigh's arrest. She's now facing two assault charges. <a href="" target="_blank">Rolling Stone&nbsp;</a>reported police responded to two separate calls at DaBaby's home during the dispute and both times he&nbsp;accused the 26-year-old singer of assaulting him. Officers made their first visit on around 11:59 p.m. local time when they responded to a domestic assault call. Footage from DaniLeigh's Instagram Live broadcast showed&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">cops arriving at DaBaby's home</a>, but the officers left without making an arrest. Police returned to the same location the following day around 9:35 a.m. when DaBaby accused her of assault again. At that point, cops found sufficient evidence to cite her for the two misdemeanor assaults. via: <a href="" target="_blank"></a>237144Featured, Magazine, bowling alley, DaBaby, DaniLeigh, fight, los angeles, the konnected, the konnectbvc/116/23506-the-konnected.jpg9Honoring Black Scholarship by thekonnected0, 1 Nov 2021 15:34 GMTWe must honor black scholarship. Unfortunately, there is too great a segment of our population that is distrustful, disinterested, and dismissive of works produced by our black scholars. This is an indication that we have not totally freed ourselves from the psychological implications of post-slavery mental bondage. There still lingers sub-conscious feelings of inferiority and sub-humanness that affects our worldview and how we see ourselves in comparison to European intellect and mental astuteness. <a href="" target="_blank">John Charles Polanyi</a> states "<a href="" target="_blank">For scholarship - if it is to be scholarship - requires, in addition to liberty, that <strong>the truth</strong> take precedence over all sectarian interests, including self-interest.</a> Many of our great scholars, some who have transitioned to be with the Ancestors, and many who are still living and working among us, have spent their entire lives, studying, researching, investigating, documenting and digging in the arid sands of the Motherland to uncover and present to us the truth about Our-story. &nbsp; Great men and women, the likes of Cheik Anta Diop, W.E.B. Dubois, Ivan Van Sertima, Yosef A.A. Ben-Jochannan, Carter G. Woodson, Francis Cress Welsing, and a host of many more - a list too voluminous to mention everyone in this writing - have made invaluable contributions to our culture with intellectually superior, verifiable, objective, honest, truthful, factual, well documented, and accurate accounts of our history, sociology, psychology, and cultural consciousness. Readers must be aware that all writings are not necessarily truthful or factual. We have&nbsp; long been fed with information that is biased, regurgitated untruths, and Euro-supremist agendas that are detrimental to our positive cultural self-image. Nnamdi Azikiwe states "Originality is the essence of true scholarship. Creativity is the soul of the true scholar." &nbsp;&nbsp; Too often we hear complaints that books by our black authors are too pricey and unaffordable. Ironically, dropping a thousand dollars on an Iphone or a couple hundred dollars on a pair of sneakers always seem reasonable. Martin Luther King stated "Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity." &nbsp;Our precious scholars who have dedicated their life's work for our education and freedom deserve better from us. It is to our individual and collective advantage to support their works and learn as they continue to teach and enlighten us. These heroes of our culture have deposited the information that is necessary for us to &nbsp;&nbsp;break free from psychological enslavement and to embrace our glorious culture. They deserve our honor and respect. <a href="" target="_blank">Nelson Mandela</a> stated "<a href="" target="_blank"></a> <a href="" target="_blank">A good head and good heart are always a formidable combination. But when you add to that a literate tongue or pen, then you have something very special.</a> Written By: Lindell Leverett via: <a href="" target="_blank"></a>226477Custom essay writing, thekonnectedmagazine, Honoring Black Scholarshipbvc/116/23506-the-konnected.jpg9BOOSIE BADAZZ GETS RILED UP BY LIL NAS X'S PREGNANCY SHOOT TO START HIS DAY by thekonnected0, 3 Sep 2021 22:38 GMTAt this point,&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">Boosie Badazz</a>&nbsp;might need to block or mute<a href="" target="_blank">&nbsp;Lil Nas X</a>&nbsp;on social media to keep his blood pressure levels down. On Friday (September 3), Boosie went off on Lil Nas X after seeing his&nbsp;MONTERO&nbsp;album&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">pregnancy photoshoot</a>, firing a tweet from the hip to start off his day. "NAS X WTF U JUST DONT STOP I THINK HES GOING TO TURN AROUND N SUCK ONE OF HIS BACK GROUND DANCERS D**K ON NATIONAL TV #protectyours #godturninoverinhisgrave," Boosie angrily wrote at 6:40 a.m. ET. via: <a href="" target="_blank"></a>219749Featured, Lil Boosie, Lil Nas X, the konnected magazine, the konnected radio, BOOSIE BADAZZ GETS RILbvc/116/23506-the-konnected.jpg9CHICAGO JAY-Z: LIL DURK HAS THE MOST BILLBOARD HOT 100 ENTRIES IN 2021 by thekonnected0, 3 Sep 2021 22:34 GMT<a href="" target="_blank">Lil Durk</a>&nbsp;continues racking up his 2021 wins, much like his New York music mogul counterpart&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">JAY-Z.</a> Now Lil Durk has another shining accolade to stash in his Hip Hop hall of achievements after officially earning the title of most dominant Billboard charting artist. For context, with a staggering 35 entries currently thriving throughout the list, Lil Durk has the most songs on the Hot 100 Chart of any other artist this year. The shine matches the grind, so to speak, though. Ever since he crowned himself the "Chicago JAY-Z" back in February, Lil Durk has gone on to back up the claim tenfold in 2021, which is shaping up to be a banner year for the OTF rap patriarch. After&nbsp;The Voice&nbsp;earned an impressive debut on the Billboard 200 Chart at No. 3 in January, Durkioo went on to grab a gold certification from the Recording Industry Association of America for the album in March. Lil Durk and Lil Baby also found success with their fan-favorite&nbsp;The Voices Of&nbsp; The Heroes&nbsp;collab album, which locked down the&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">No. 1 spot on the Billboard 200</a>&nbsp;in June, further fueling Durkioo's impeccable summer chart run with 16 concurrent tracks from the album hitting the Billboard Hot 100 also. And as a true boss does, Lil Durk is sharing his blessings with his team with grand gestures of gratitude and appreciation. Late last month,&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">Durkio gifted Doodie Lo with $200,000 in cash</a>&nbsp;as well as a pair of diamond earrings during the OTF rapper album release party for his&nbsp;Big Doodie Lo&nbsp;album. via: <a href="" target="_blank"></a>219750Featured, chicago, lil durk, the konnected magazine, the konnected radio, CHICAGO JAY-Z: LIL DURK HAbvc/116/23506-the-konnected.jpg9Kid Entrepreneurs Expo by thekonnected0, 17 Jul 2021 23:35 GMTCOMMUNITY FAMILY FRIENDS I'm excited to announce we are looking for Kid Vendors for our upcoming Event. Come showcase their talent or business. Live Performances from All ages by Dance groups and upcoming kid artists from our own community.&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">Click here to sign for Kid Vendors</a>214711Kids, Entrepreneurs, Expo, Kid Entrepreneurs Expo, the konnected, keawcblogs/7-2021/214711-kids-entrepreneurs--s.jpg20Intro Performing Live - Nineteen 90 Sumthin Party by thekonnected0, 17 Jul 2021 22:46 GMTLet's bring the 90s experience back August 14 at the Konnected Entertainment &amp; Wellness Center. We have R&B Group Intro performing live and giving away $100 to the best dressed male and female in 90s attire. Limited $20 tickets so get them NOW they are going to go FAST. <a href="" target="_blank">Click here to lock in your vendor table</a> via: <a href="" target="_blank"></a>214712Featured, Intro Performing Live - Nineteen 90 Sumthin Partyblogs/7-2021/214712-thekonnected-intro--s.jpg20Konnected Pop Up Shop by thekonnected0, 17 Jul 2021 22:44 GMT***CALLING ALL VENDORS*** Come out and vend at our location with live music, food, giveaways and more.&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">Click here to register</a> via: <a href="" target="_blank"></a>214713Featured, the Konnected,Pop Up Shop, vendor, keawcblogs/7-2021/214713-thekonnected-konnec-s.jpg20MEGAN THEE STALLION SET TO BE A 'SPORTS ILLUSTRATED SWIMSUIT' COVER GIRL by thekonnected0, 12 Jul 2021 16:57 GMTThe wins continue to pile up for&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">Megan Thee Stallion</a>. According to&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">PageSix</a>, the Houston Hottie is set to appear on one of the&nbsp;Sports Illustrated Swimsuit&nbsp;covers in July. Megan Thee Stallion will be the first musician to grace the cover since her "Savage" collaborator Beyonc accomplished the feat in 2007. "She's the biggest star [right now], so it's a no-brainer and they love surprises," a source said. Sports Illustrated&nbsp;changed their approach in regards to their model selection process with the first transgender model of color and a COVID-19 nurse slated to also appear in the upcoming 2021 issue. "She's working on a new album," a separate&nbsp;PageSix&nbsp;source added. "It makes sense that she would get a huge cover like that." While Meg or&nbsp;SI&nbsp;haven't confirmed the news, fans will have to wait until the issue hits stands on July 19 to see if she's on the prestigious cover. The&nbsp;Swimsuit&nbsp;look makes sense for Megan Thee Stallion as she launched her own swimsuit line in collaboration with Fashion Nova in June. Megan Thee Stallion is still making money moves elsewhere. She's teaming up with&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">Cash App to give away $1 million in stocks</a>&nbsp;to her fans. The 26-year-old is also going to&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">star in Disney+'s&nbsp;She-Hulk&nbsp;</a>where she'll be playing herself. Her latest single "Thot Shit" reached a new peak of No. 16 on this week's Billboard Hot 100. via: <a href="" target="_blank"></a>214708Featured, MEGAN THEE STALLION SET TO BE A SPORTS ILLUSTRATED SWIMSUIT COVER GIRLblogs/7-2021/214708-thekonnected-megan--s.jpg9QUAVO'S 'SONG OF THE SUMMER' CLAIMS VALIDATED WITH BARACK OBAMA PLAYLIST LOOK by thekonnected0, 12 Jul 2021 16:38 GMTEarlier in July,&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">Quavo</a>&nbsp;made the bold declaration that the&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">Migos'</a>&nbsp;"Straightenin" is the song of the summer. Huncho's claim received some validation on Saturday (July 10) when former president Barack Obama revealed his official 2021 Summer Playlist and the&nbsp;Culture III&nbsp;standout made the cut. "With so many folks getting together with family and friends, there's a lot to celebrate this summer," Obama wrote.&nbsp; "Here's a playlist of songs I've been listening to lately-it's a mix of old and new, household names and emerging artists, and a whole lot in between." Quavo hopped on&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">TheShadeRoom's comments</a>&nbsp;to brag about his latest achievement and how his prediction came to fruition. "Told y'all Straightenin song of the summer Obama said it," he commented. As far as Hip Hop goes, in addition to the Migos, Barack Obama's playlist includes JAY-Z's "Allure," J. Cole's "Neighbors" as well as Drake and Lil Baby's "Want Cardi B joked that she could hear Obama using "Straightenin" in daily conversation. "I can really imagine Barack taking important calls like 'ain't nothin but alil bit of straightenin' congrats boys @migos," she wrote. "Straightenin" is currently slotted at No. 61 on this week's Billboard Hot 100.&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">Culture III&nbsp;debuted at No. 2</a>&nbsp;on the Billboard 200 earning roughly 130,500 total album-equivalent units in its first week, made up of 106,000 SEA units, 22,500 album sales and 2,000 TEA units. via: <a href="" target="_blank"></a>214709Featured, QUAVOS SONG OF THE SUMMER CLAIMS VALIDATED WITH BARACK OBAMA PLAYLIST LOOKblogs/7-2021/214709-thekonnected-quavos-s.jpg17INGLEWOOD RAPPER MURDERED ON INSTAGRAM LIVE FOR ALLEGEDLY DISSING NIPSEY HUSSLE MURAL by thekonnected0, 12 Jul 2021 16:31 GMTHAWTHORNE, CA -&nbsp;Another rapper has reportedly been murdered in what has evolved into a consistent and disturbing trend over the past year. According to<a href="" target="_blank">&nbsp;KCAL 9 News,&nbsp;</a>a 21-year-old man, who has been identified as rapper Indian Red Boy (real name&nbsp;Zerail Dijon Rivera), was shot multiple time while he was sitting in his vehicle at the&nbsp;14100 block of Chadron Avenue in Hawthorne on Thursday afternoon (July 8). The Los Angeles Police Department said the victim was pronounced dead at the scene. In a graphic video making the rounds online, Indian Red Boy is talking to a friend of his on Instagram Live when a barrage of bullets ring out. Blood begins pouring from his nose as he struggles to say, "Get help." His friend shouts, "Where you at?" to which Indian Red Boy replies, "Hawthorne." He then appears to slip away. Lieutenant Ti Goetz of the Hawthorne Police Department explained to the press, "It appears to have been a walk-up shooting and he appears to have been targeted ... he appears to be a gang member." Chatter online also suggests Indian Red Boy was a member of the Bloods gang and killed for dissing a mural erected in the late Nipsey Hussle's name. Nipsey, of course, repped the Rolling 60's Crips. In a YouTube video posted in May, the <a href="" target="_blank">Nipsey</a> mural is defaced with red paint that reads in part, "Victory Lap HBD." Someone in the clips says it was "the second time in one week" the mural had been destroyed. Nipsey Hussle was&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">murdered outside of his Marathon Clothing</a>&nbsp;store in South Central Los Angeles on March 31, 2019. Suspected killer Eric Holder was arrested three days after the slaying and pleaded not guilty to the charges. Holder appeared in court earlier this month with a new attorney who claimed he suffered from significant mental health issues and had just lost his mother when the shooting occurred. Police are still looking for the suspects in Indian Red Boy's murder. The man who captured the Instagram Live video paid tribute to his fallen friend on Saturday (July 10). Indian Red Boy's killing marks at least the 10th rapper to be fatally shot this year. Hot Boy Ju, OG YD,&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">DThang</a>&nbsp;and Chucky Trill are among those who have lost their lives in 2021 to gun violence. HipHopDX&nbsp;sends our condolences to the Rivera family. via: <a href="" target="_blank"></a>214710Featured, INGLEWOOD RAPPER MURDERED ON INSTAGRAM LIVE FOR ALLEGEDLY DISSING NIPSEY HUSSLE MURALbvc/116/23506-the-konnected.jpg9EMINEM SAYS HE DROPPED $600 ON UNOPENED NAS 'ILLMATIC' CASSETTE TAPE by thekonnected0, 27 Apr 2021 17:35 GMT<a href="" target="_blank">Eminem</a>&nbsp;popped up for a rare appearance on the Clubhouse app over the weekend in support of his latest endeavor&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">ShadyCon.</a>&nbsp;Alongside longtime manager Paul Rosenberg and DJ Whoo Kid,&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">Eminem</a>&nbsp;wound up talking about his vast collection of memorabilia. "I've been collecting since I was a kid, everything from comic books to baseball cards to toys, as well as every rap album on cassette I could get my hands on," Em shared in a statement prior to the Clubhouse event. "Not much has changed for me as an adult." Once in the Clubhouse room, Eminem was asked to expound on the topic and he happily obliged, but one particular piece of memorabilia stood out - a unopened cassette tape of Nas' classic debut&nbsp;Illmatic,&nbsp;which Eminem said he bought for around $500 or $600. "I think it's backstock from what records stores had in the back storage," he explained. "The tapes that never sold and they just kept them. That's the only thing I can think of. Cause nobody's going to have a fucking Illmatic tape and not open it." Along with NFT marketplace Nifty Gateway, <a href="" target="_blank">Eminem</a> officially stepped into the non-fungible token (NFT) game with ShadyCon on Sunday (April 25), just a few weeks after Saturday Night Live used his song "Without Me" to try to explain what exactly they are. For Eminem's particular event, some of his original instrumental beats were up for grabs as well as Eminem comics and action figures. The virtual figurines include three different personas of the multi-platinum MC: Eminem, Marshall Mathers and Slim Shady. "I've attempted to re-create some of those collections from that time in my life and I know I'm not alone," he said. "I wanted to give this drop the same vibe of, 'Oh, man I gotta get just that one or maybe even the whole set!' It's been a lot of fun coming up with ideas from my own collecting passion." As explained on Eminem's website, ShadyCon was "born from the convergence of blockchain technology, creative enthusiasm, and pandemic doldrums, this drop was inspired by Eminem's passion as a vintage toy, comic book and trading card collector that traces back to his childhood days as just 'plain old Marshall.' "Make no mistake, this is a digital festival...but it's modeled after the traditional 'Con' gatherings where fans come together and trade their wares. You may not be able to get together with thousands of Stans in a poorly ventilated convention center somewhere on the outskirts of 8 Mile Rd., but this weekend you can rub elbows with each other on Nifty Gateway and own a piece of the collectible, non-fungible action!" via: <a href="" target="_blank"></a>205002Featured, eminem, Illmatic, Nas, the konnected magazine, the konnected radio, EMINEM SAYS HE DROPPEDbvc/116/23506-the-konnected.jpg9The Konnected Magazine Issue 27 by thekonnected0, 9 Apr 2021 02:35 GMTDIGITAL COPY <a href="" target="_blank">&#36;2.00&nbsp;&ndash;&nbsp;Purchase </a><a href="" target="_blank">Checkout</a> Added to cart PHYSICAL COPY <div class="content-image" id="divBlogPage_Image1"><img id="bvimg1" src="" title="" /></div> Check out this issue featuring Mike id Digital Radio Tracker, Lil Baby, The Konnected Radio Shows and more. via: <a href="" target="_blank"></a>202899Uncategorized, The Konnected Magazine Issue 27blogs/4-2021/202899-the-konnected-magaz-s.jpg9Stuck N Traffic by thekonnected0, 25 Mar 2021 02:35 GMT201130DJ T.O.P., the konnected radioblogs/3-2021/201130-dj-top-konnected-ra-s.jpg19House Vibes by thekonnected0, 25 Mar 2021 02:29 GMT201128DJ Slava,Russia,the konnected radioblogs/3-2021/201128-dj-slava-russia-kon-s.jpg19Party Punishers Show by thekonnected0, 25 Mar 2021 02:26 GMT201127Party Punishers,the konnected radioblogs/3-2021/201127-party-punishers-kon-s.jpg19Priv World Beats & Love Privacy Series by thekonnected0, 25 Mar 2021 02:22 GMT201126DJ Love,Brown Tony Stark,the konnected radio,Germany, London,Los Angeles,the konnected magazineblogs/3-2021/201126-dj-love-brown-tony--s.jpg19METHOD MAN FINDS IT SUSPECT NEW RAPPERS HAVE SO MUCH WEALTH: 'WHERE THEY GETTIN' THIS MONEY!?' by thekonnected0, 25 Mar 2021 00:57 GMTAs a longtime member of the legendary&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">Wu-Tang Clan,</a>&nbsp;Method Man has reveled in the kind of success most artists only dream of - millions of albums sold, fruitful acting roles, countless worldwide tours and the subsequent wealth that comes with it. But these days, the younger generation of rappers seem to have a bottomless pit of cash that affords them private jets, elaborate diamond chains, giant homes, lavish vacations and the most expensive cars money can buy. On Wednesday (March 23), a clip of an interview&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">Method Man</a>&nbsp;did with battle rapper Math Hoffa started making the rounds in which the Staten Island-bred legend questions how the new rappers are pulling in so much bread. "We're in the era now where these kids, they got more money than, son .... I couldn't imagine," he says around the 3:45-minute mark. "I still ain't takin' private jets and I think I earned that! Where they gettin' this money? I wanna know. Like they got a deal or some shit? "No fucking way that they flyin' private - like that money long as fuck because we talking at least a minimum of 30 grand. That's round trip. Where are they getting this money from? Can somebody tell me? I wanna know where they're getting this money from. I need that hustle." When Hoffa says they are probably just renting the private jets, Meth replies, "I didn't say they buyin' em. They payin' to fly the private jet but I'm saying they doing it all the time. N-gga, I used to complain having to save half my fuckin' - when I worked at the Statue - half my check for car fare. $1.75. We're talkin' at least 30 to 50 grand a trip. Where are they gettin' this fucking money from and still pay a mortgage? Migos probably get a 100 grand a piece or something like that." Hoffa then points out there are several different revenues for making money these days, including streams, shows and features. But Meth still can't wrap his head around it and continues, "Where is this shit coming from? You can't see it. Nobody really listen to your music like that and shit. Where'd you get this fuckin' money? I just want to know. It boggles my muthafuckin' mind. Every penny that I got, I know where it came from. I know exactly what the process was to go through to get that and shit like that and I still don't live like no muthafuckin' Rockefeller not saying I can't, but I still don't. Where do you get these resources my n-gga?" As Method Man insinuated, he's comfortable but isn't dropping $200,000 on a&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">Maybach to give as a wedding gift like Travis Scott</a>&nbsp;or spending<a href="" target="_blank">&nbsp;millions on a forehead piercing la Lil Uzi Vert.&nbsp;</a> via: <a href="" target="_blank"></a>201123Featured, lil uzi vert, math hoffa, method man, the konnected, METHOD MAN FINDS IT SUSPECT NEW RAPPEblogs/3-2021/201123-thekonnected-method-s.jpg9'STREETS STILL WATCHING': JAY-Z & KANYE WEST'S 'N-GGAS IN PARIS' INCHES CLOSE TO DIAMOND STATUS by thekonnected0, 25 Mar 2021 00:54 GMT<a href="" target="_blank">JAY-Z</a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">Kanye West</a>&nbsp;may not be the best of friends at the moment, but their art is certainly standing the test of time. On Wednesday (March 23), Chart Data confirmed the pair's&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">2011&nbsp;Watch The Throne&nbsp;hit "N-ggas In Paris"</a>&nbsp;has officially been certified 8x platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America - just two million away from diamond status. The elite diamond club so far only houses 45 songs in RIAA's history, and "N-ggas In Paris" joins&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">Roddy Ricch's "The Box" in the short list of recent songs</a>&nbsp;that are nearing entry.&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">Cardi B's "Bodak Yellow" became the most recent song</a>&nbsp;to receive the distinction just earlier this month, making her the first female rapper to have a diamond-certified song. (<a href="" target="_blank">Lauryn Hill also recently received a diamond certification</a>, but with her 1998 album,&nbsp;The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill.) Quite a few Hip Hop artists appear via the other 44 songs in the diamond club as well. Ludacris makes the list by way of Justin Bieber's "Baby", Eminem appears three times with "Not Afraid," "Lose Yourself" and the Rihanna-assisted "Love The Way You Lie," Fetty Wap with "Trap Queen," Travis Scott and Drake with "Sicko Mode" and Drake again with "God's Plan," Juicy J by way of Katy Perry's "Dark Horse," Lil Nas X with "Old Town Road," Pharrell and T.I. by way of Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines" and Pharrell again with "Happy," Quavo by way of Post Malone's "Congratulations," Macklemore with "Thrift Shop" and Wiz Khalifa appears with his 2014 smash hit, "See You Again." Do your part in the push to get "N-ggas In Paris" to diamond status by watching Hov and Ye perform it 11 times in a row during their&nbsp;Watch the Throne&nbsp;Tour stop in Paris in 2012 below. via: <a href="" target="_blank"></a>201124Featured, Jay z, kanye west, music, STREETS STILL WATCHING: JAY-Z & KANYE WESTS N-GGAS IN PARISblogs/3-2021/201124-thekonnected-street-s.jpg17DR. DRE CANCELED HIS VERZUZ CHRONIC SMOKE OVER TEDDY RILEY & BABYFACE SOUND FIASCO by thekonnected0, 25 Mar 2021 00:49 GMTWhen<a href="" target="_blank">&nbsp;Timbaland and Swizz Beatz</a>&nbsp;were first getting Verzuz off the ground early last year as a way to combat the quarantine blues, they ran into a few bumps. In particular, the&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">Teddy Riley and Babyface</a>&nbsp;showdown in April 2020 was an epic failure with numerous sound quality issues and sometimes, no sound at all. Following a well-deserved rematch and several more successful events, the duo started taking Verzuz to new heights with a deal with Apple Music and, more recently, a partnership with the Triller Network.- ADVERTISEMENT &#45;&#45;about:blank Needless to say, the sound quality during subsequent Verzuz events has vastly improved, but the Teddy and Babyface debacle still cost Timbo and Swizz one of the biggest Hip Hop artists in the world. During a recent interview with&nbsp;The Breakfast Club, DJ Envy asked Swizz if there were any artists who fell through the cracks and Swizz replied without hesitation - Dr. Dre. "When Dr. Dre wasn't feeling the sound from Teddy Riley and Babyface, that hurt our heart," he says around the 14:30-minute mark. "I was like, 'Oh my god.' If you go back, Dr. Dre was at the Teddy Riley one. He came at the end, but he was supposed to come at the end and announce he was doing Verzuz that night." Although Swizz wouldn't reveal who Dre was going to battle, he did say the celebrated producer was planning on confirming his involvement. "He got on the phone and was like, 'Man, I can't be a part of nothing that look like or sound like that. My legacy is quality. My legacy is this, that,'" he explains. "I was like, 'Ohhhh we just lost Dre over that. That one felt pretty crazy but since then, the energy has been really good." via: <a href="" target="_blank"></a>201125Featured, Dr Dre, swiss beatz, timboland, verzuz, DR. DRE CANCELED HIS VERZUZ CHRONIC SMOKE OVER TEDblogs/3-2021/201125-thekonnected-dr-dre-s.jpg9Love Konnection by thekonnected0, 24 Mar 2021 17:47 GMT201132Love Konnection, the konnected radioblogs/3-2021/201132-love-konnection-kon-s.jpg9Lets Go Everywhere Radio by thekonnected0, 24 Mar 2021 17:43 GMT201131Lets go everywhere, the konnected radioblogs/3-2021/201131-lets-go-everywhere--s.jpg19B Sincere - Entertainer of the Month by thekonnected0, 2 Feb 2021 03:17 GMTB.Sincere is a R&B artist who is about to release his debut album, much to the excitement of his already sizeable group of fans. With the album expected to be a success and fame imminent, the exciting, fresh sound that he has made his own is certain to gain attention from across the globe. The development of his unique style is the result of a lifetime of musical influence. Growing up in the church choir and competing in local talent shows from the age of six meant that B. Sincere was always surrounded by different forms of music. Traveling and competing in singing competitions, which he won, exposed him to a wealth of musical knowledge, which influenced his development. B. Sincere's musical journey did not begin in Charlotte. Born in New York, it was here that he developed his musical tastes and interests, and it was not long after picking up a microphone that he was experimenting with his vocal talent. After realizing that making music was his main goal, he began to showcase his talent in various venues across the Carolinas and Atlanta, performing at numerous gigs and making sure that his name and music were being heard by as many people as possible. He was quickly noted for the unique style of R&B mixed with Soul, and his popularity began to grow. As his confidence grew and his style developed, he soon saw a loyal following begin to grow and he became a popular local hit in the Charlotte music scene. His talent with the ability to sing different genres only added to his appeal, and his unique R&B sound with a twist started to find an appreciative audience. Some notable achievements include touring with national recording artist Big Mike from Day 26, being nominated for the Underground Music Awards, opening up for Sunshine Anderson and Anthony Hamilton, recording one of his songs with BET's "One Shot" winner, Numeral 3, and most recently taking home the coveted Queen City Music Award for Best Male R&B Artist of 2020. B.Sincere hopes to continue capturing the essence of human life experience in his music by inspiring others to follow their dreams. He is excited for his fans to hear what he has been working on. Finally, after honing his unique sound over recent years, he is now signed with The Konnected Music Group. B.Sincere's music, including his new viral hits "Hold On" and "They Don't Make Em Like You", can be found on all major platforms and he can be found on social media under the name B. Sincere for following and booking purposes. Social Media IG: IAmBSincereFB: BSincere /wp:paragraph <div class="content-image" id="divBlogPage_Image1"><img id="bvimg1" src="" title="DSC_3506" /> DSC_3506</div> <div class="content-image" id="divBlogPage_Image2"><img id="bvimg2" src="" title="DSC_3581" /> DSC_3581</div> via: <a href="" target="_blank"></a>195072Entertainer of the Month, Featured, B Sincere, entertainer of the month, Konnected tv, rnb, the konnblogs/2-2021/195072-thekonnected-b-sinc-s.jpg1Shae Johnson - Model of the Month by thekonnected0, 2 Feb 2021 02:53 GMTI am a model based out of Virginia. My modeling skills have brought me amazing opportunities that I enjoy sharing with those around me through photos, videos. My short term goal is to be a full-time model within the next few years! I truly enjoy being in front of the camera and "speaking" to whomever views my work. &nbsp;I've also had the pleasure of making long lasting friendships with those whom I work with. My long term goal for my modeling is to have a recognizable name to build an even bigger brand with long lasting opportunities for others as well as myself. I'm am multiverse in modeling looks as well, I'm completely comfortable with everything from urban, fashion, lingerie, pin up, implied nude, gothic, etc. I believe having the ability to portray yourself in different looks is very vital in expanding your model business profile. In conclusion I would like to say thank you for reading my short bio and If you are looking for a model I'm your girl!&nbsp; SOCIAL MEDIA Instagram: @official_shaejohnson Onlyfans:&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank"></a> Facebook: "pages" @officialshaejohnson <div class="content-image" id="divBlogPage_Image1"><img id="bvimg1" src="" title="image1" /> image1</div> <div class="content-image" id="divBlogPage_Image2"><img id="bvimg2" src="" title="image0" /> image0</div> via: <a href="" target="_blank"></a>195073Featured, Model of the Month, Konnected tv, model, model of the month, Shae Johnson, the konnected mblogs/2-2021/195073-thekonnected-shae--s.jpg2COMMON & TIFFANY HADDISH MAKE PROVOCATIVE TIKTOK VIDEO FOR VIRAL SILHOUETTE CHALLENGE by thekonnected0, 1 Feb 2021 03:33 GMTAnother day, another social media challenge. This time, TikTok is the catalyst for the new Silhouette Challenge, which - yep! - challenges people to give their best seductive performances using nothing but their silhouettes. On Sunday (January 31), comedian&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">Tiffany Haddish</a>&nbsp;decided to rope her&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">famous MC boyfriend Common</a>&nbsp;into the latest viral craze and wound up producing TikTok gold. Haddish begins the video wearing a trench coat and head cover before the lights go out and viewers are met with a half-dressed Haddish seductively moving her body against a red backdrop. Common then slowly comes into view and starts to kiss the back of Haddish's neck. From there, Haddish turns around and they continue making out for the camera. Of course, anything Haddish does has to involve some sort of comedic take, so it's important to watch the clip in its entirety.&nbsp;The 41-year-old movie star captioned the post using her signature catchphrase: "For the lovers. #silhouettechallenge #sheready." Common jokingly wrote in the comment section, "Who's that guy in the video?" via: <a href="" target="_blank"></a>194617Featured, Common, Konnected tv, the konnected magazine, the konnected radio, Tiffany Haddish, Tik toblogs/1-2021/194617-thekonnected-common-s.jpg17KANYE WEST REPORTEDLY FACING $30M LAWSUIT FROM NEARLY 1,000 SUNDAY SERVICE MEMBERS by thekonnected0, 1 Feb 2021 03:27 GMTLOS ANGELES, CA -&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">Kanye West's</a>&nbsp;Sunday Service choir is going from working with 'Ye in the pews to challenging the multi-time Grammy Award winner in a court of law. According to&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">Page Six</a>,&nbsp;nearly 1,000 Sunday Service members have partnered to file two class-action lawsuits against the Yeezy founder over a number of issues from late or missed payments, mistreatments, broken labor laws and more. The lawsuit was originally filed in Los Angeles Superior Court last summer, but details of each allegation are beginning to become public. Per the&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">UK Sun</a>,&nbsp;the performers and crew had legal rights to overtime wages and should have been classified as employees, not independent contractors. One singer, Michael Pearson, reportedly said in court documents he was paid a flat rate of $250 "regardless of the number of hours worked" and had no meals or restroom breaks and was "forced to stand or sit on the ground" all weekend during one performance. Additionally, the suit alleges 'Ye defied numerous California labor laws while hosting his Hollywood opera event dubbed "Nebuchadnezzar" in 2019. Numerous Sunday Service choir members and staff alleged they weren't paid on time or at all, denied overtime, meal and bathroom breaks. Ye performed with the traveling choir and crew frequently in 2019, having&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">shows at churches</a>&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">across the country</a>&nbsp;as well as releasing two albums,&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">Jesus Is King</a>&nbsp;in June 2019 and&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">Jesus Is Born</a>&nbsp;on Christmas Day 2019. Last Christmas, the choir released a five-track EP titled&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">Emmanuel</a>. The latest Sunday Service lawsuit comes on the heels of 'Ye going on the offensive in court. After former Yeezy intern Ryan Inwards allegedly shared unauthorized photos of upcoming apparel releases on his personal Instagram account, Kanye and his legal team filed a $500,000 lawsuit against him. The suit claims Inwards breached a nondisclosure agreement in posting the photos, trigging a liquidated damages provision worth over six figures. via: <a href="" target="_blank"></a>194618Featured, kanye west, Kim Kardashian, Konnected tv, Sunday service, the konnected magazine, the konnblogs/1-2021/194618-thekonnected-kanye--s.jpg950 CENT RESPONDS TO WENDY WILLIAMS ONE NIGHT STAND WITH METHOD MAN by thekonnected0, 1 Feb 2021 03:12 GMT50 Cent has proven before, that he has no shame when it comes to joking on his&nbsp;Power&nbsp;cast members. First, it was Naturi Naughton and now 50 has his radar on Method Man. Like many, 50 Cent heard about the news where Wendy Williams shared that she had a one night stand with Method Man. During an interview with Dj Suss One, Wendy says, "I smoked a blunt with [Method Man] while I gave him a bath and it was a one-night stand." "He'll deny it - maybe not,"&nbsp;she said. "That wasn't in the movie," Suss One stated, referring to Williams' upcoming biopic on LifeTime. Wendy explained that that situation was left out of the biopic because Method Man "is still very angry at me." 50 Cent wasted no time in giving his two cents on the situation after posting a picture of the media mogul with the caption. "The f*ck kinda weed made you do that blood," referring to the blunt Wendy stated her and Method Man shared. "LOL. OH NO WHAT THE F*CK GOING ON," 50 added. As if the first post wasn't enough, 50 posted a second post teasing the&nbsp;Power Book ll&nbsp;star with the caption, "If i was you @methodmanofficial i would not remember that sh*t either. LOL never b*tch i don't remember." Wendy Williams' biopic will release January 30th at 8/7c on Lifetime Network. via: <a href="" target="_blank"></a>194619Featured, 50 cent, Konnected tv, method man, the konnected, the konnected magazine, the konnected rablogs/1-2021/194619-thekonnected-50-cen-s.jpg9HIP HOP FANS HOUND TIDAL'S ELLIOTT WILSON TO RESURRECT MC SERCH-HOSTED 'THE (WHITE) RAPPER SHOW' by thekonnected0, 11 Jan 2021 04:07 GMTVH1 launched&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">The (White) Rapper Show</a>&nbsp;in 2007, a rap competition show hosted by&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">3rd Bass legend MC Serch</a>&nbsp;and created by&nbsp;Ego Trip&nbsp;magazine. As the name suggests, the show consisted of 10 white rappers vying for the chance at $100,000 grand prize - all they had to do was be the best white rapper. Friday (January 8) marked 14 years since&nbsp;The (White) Rapper Show&nbsp;first aired and Twitter decided to look back on it with a little encouragement from TIDAL's Chief Content Officers and one of the The (White) Rapper Show's&nbsp;executive producers Elliott Wilson. At the same time, Hip Hop fans encouraged Wilson to revive it somewhere, somehow. Some even suggested a 2021 version or special "Where Are They Now?" follow-up. The (White) Rapper Show&nbsp;ran for only one season consisting of eight episodes. In the inaugural episode, the 10 contestants - Dasit, Jon Boy, Misfit, Sullee, Persia, John "King Of Da Burbz" Brown, 100 Proof, $hamrock, Jus Rhyme and G-Child - moved into their new home in the South Bronx dubbed "Tha White House." Dasit was the first contestant to be eliminated and as soon as he left Tha White House, he was ambushed by someone dressed as a giant cockroach wielding a large can of "Step Off!" spray that "Eliminates Wackness with Quickness." Several special guests appeared throughout the season, including<a href="" target="_blank">&nbsp;Prince Paul,</a>&nbsp;A&R Dante Ross, R.A. The Rugged Man, Fat Joe, N.O.R.E, Kool Keith, Just Blaze and even the Insane Clown Posse. In episode 8,&nbsp;John Brown and $hamrock battled it out for the grand prize and $hamrock ended up walking away the winner. Tweet after tweet about&nbsp;The (White) Rapper&nbsp;show have flooded Wilson's feed since he initially tweeted about it. Some people can't believe a show like this even existed while others truly wish it would be given the 2021 update. Even&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">Wale</a>&nbsp;told Wilson to get it on&nbsp;Netflix.&nbsp; via: <a href="" target="_blank"></a>192477Featured, Elliott Wilson, hip hop, HIP HOP FANS HOUND TIDALS ELLIOTT WILSON TO RESURRECT MC SERCH-Hblogs/1-2021/192477-thekonnected-hip-ho-s.jpg9TOOSII CELEBRATES 1ST-EVER RIAA PLAQUE 2-YEARS AFTER SIGNING DEAL WITH DABABY'S LABEL by thekonnected0, 11 Jan 2021 03:56 GMT<a href="" target="_blank">Toosii</a>&nbsp;has come a long way from his start as an opener for his&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">South Coast Music Group labelmate DaBaby's tour.&nbsp;</a>Now, he's celebrating his path to stardom on his 21st birthday weekend with a new gold certification from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). In an Instagram photo shared on Sunday (January 10),&nbsp;SCMG CEO Arnold Taylor remarked on the two-year journey he shared with the "Red Lights" rapper while presenting Toosii with his inaugural gold plaque for 2020's "Love Cycle" featuring Summer Walker. "Congrats and Happy G Day at the same damn time," Taylor wrote in the caption. "#LoveCycle gold already and you have exceeded your early goals. Keep applying that pressure lil bro, we going platinum next." <a href="" target="_blank"> View this post on Instagram </a><a href="" target="_blank">A post shared by Arnold Taylor (SCMG) (@arnoldltaylor)</a> via: <a href="" target="_blank"></a>192472Featured, Uncategorized, Billion Dollar Baby Ent, DaBaby, SCMG, the konnected magazine, the konnecteblogs/1-2021/192472-thekonnected-toosii-s.jpg91501 CERTIFIED RAPPER ERICA BANKS' 'BUSS IT' SINGLE CATCHES FIRE ON TIKTOK AMID NEW RECORD DEAL by thekonnected0, 11 Jan 2021 03:49 GMT1501 Certified Entertainment rapper&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">Erica Banks</a>&nbsp;has a lot to celebrate right now. Not only is her single "Buss It" currently blowing up on TikTok with a challenge similar to the makeover challenge, but she just inked a deal with Warner Records in partnership with 1501. "I am proud to announce that I am now signed to @warnerrecords @warnerbrosentertainment," Banks announced with a video popping champagne alongside 1501 owner Carl Crawford on Thursday (January 8). "Thank you to EVERYBODY supporting me, and thank you to @1501_certified_ent ?? I'm just gettin started!" The&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">Dallas native faced comparisons to Megan Thee Stallion</a>&nbsp;last year upon her introduction to the new game with herself-titled debut project for 1501. Not only because Megan came up under 1501 (and is currently battling it out with them), but because listeners also felt they heard a similar sound as well. However, Banks dismissed any accusations of copying her. "only ppl from Texas understand that we all have the same "accent" lol," she tweeted in response in June. "been gettin a lot of "i was wrong about you, you hard" messages.. don't let social media influence you before actually checkin somebody out, you just might like em." Check out entries to the #BussItChallenge below and watch the music video for the track up top. courtesy of via: <a href="" target="_blank"></a>192473Featured, 1501 Certified, Buss it, Erica Banks, the konnected magazine, the konnected radio, 1501 CEblogs/1-2021/192473-thekonnected-1501--s.jpg9T.I. GIVES AMERICA SOME 'DOPE BOY LOGIC' FOLLOWING TRUMP SUPPORTERS' DOMESTIC TERRORISM ON U.S. CAPI by thekonnected0, 11 Jan 2021 03:43 GMTAmericans are currently captivated by the events unfolding at the<a href="" target="_blank">&nbsp;U.S. Capitol building in Washington D.C.</a>&nbsp;- as they should be. For the first time in over 200 years, a group of unruly rioters were able to breach security and<a href="" target="_blank">&nbsp;storm the historical monument,</a>&nbsp;all in the name of Donald Trump. D.C. Metropolitan Police Department Chief Robert J. Contee confirmed four people were killed during the madness, 52 were arrested. The FBI is now on the hunt for more of those rioters responsible for the melee and plan on holding them accountable. The always outspoken&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">T.I.,</a>&nbsp;who likely watched the chaos from his television like the rest of the world, couldn't help but comment on the situation, sharing a lengthy video to his Instagram account on Thursday (January 7). Recorded while eating out with his wife&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">Tameka "Tiny" Harris,</a>&nbsp;whose voice is audible in the clip, the video illustrates exactly how Tip feels about the perceived anarchy that went down. Simply put, he thinks this is something White allies need to handle in order to help Black Americans stay safe. "Can ya'll believe the shit we saw yesterday?" he began. "I mean, did you see it? This shit don't surprise any of us. This is the thing. We got to understand, we don't have the same immunity. We can't be out there fighting the same fight as white folk. Cause we gon' end up being the only muthafuckas to get shot down, killed, or end up in prison. Until we get the same kind of immunity, the same consideration and acknowledgment, we can't be out there. We're going to be the ones that get killed. "Let the whites fight. Our allies, get out there and do your things. If we can find a way to do something behind the scenes and be an asset to you, we will. But we can't be out there. Nah man. They gon' look the other way when ya'll do it. The shit was planned. That shit wasn't haphazard. The man said he'll see us in January. It was marked on the date. 'See you on January 6th.' I saw my boy Trae posted that shit...But these muthafuckas already knew." Tip then revealed he'd been on the phone with&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">The Breakfast Club&nbsp;co-host Charlamagne Tha God&nbsp;</a>discussing their similar background and they both agreed it was an orchestrated plan. "I was talking to Charlamagne, and us coming from the hood, we know what an inside job on a home invasion look like," the Hustle Gang boss continued. "We know when somebody in the house that left the backdoor open. We know what that look like. So now, we gotta fall back. This shit beyond me at this point. We did our thing. We flipped the White House, we flipped Georgia, we flipped the senate. We did everything we were supposed to do. So now, we'll back up. Let us know how we're going to benefit from the work we've already put in." He added, "I don't know where the military was. I don't understand. But don't get caught out in the middle of them white folk business. Somebody getting money. The market was at an all-time high all of a sudden. It broke records every day. The market was up, even though the muthafuckin' Capitol was getting raided. So fall back and find our way to benefit our community. We don't need to get in the mix." The Trump supporters who arrived on scene were attempting to halt the electoral vote count in an effort to stop Congress from officially declaring Joe Biden the 46th President of the United States. Their attempts were untruthful and Congress solidified Biden's win after returning to do their duties. courtesy of via: <a href="" target="_blank"></a>192474Featured, DC, rapper, the konnected magazine, the konnected radio, TI, T.I. GIVES AMERICA SOME DOPEblogs/1-2021/192474-thekonnected-ti-giv-s.jpg9Tune In Dec 19 For The Queen City Awards by thekonnected0, 14 Dec 2020 04:48 GMTNow that voting is over, get ready to tune in December 19th at 7pm for the 14th Annual #QueenCityAwards. This years show is virtual and will be hosted by @bmoi10 and @ohaviaphillips. It's going to be a great show. It's FREE to watch but we need your donations to help us continue to bless kids as they pursue their dreams. <strong>CHECK OUT FLYER FOR SPECIAL GUEST, PERFORMERS &amp; FEMALE CYPHER</strong> via: <a href="" target="_blank"></a>190145Featured, Tune In Dec 19 For The Queen City Awardsblogs/12-2020/190145-thekonnected-tune--s.jpg20LIL BABY'S BIRTHDAY BLOWOUT HAS 'ALL THE SMOKE'S' STEPHEN JACKSON CALLING JAMES HARDEN A RAPPER CHAS by thekonnected0, 12 Dec 2020 05:02 GMTJames Harden is taking on criticism from all angles following his decision to miss the early portion of Houston Rockets training camp as he was spotted at&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">Lil Baby's Ice Ball birthday bash</a>&nbsp;and in Las Vegas with the QC rapper earlier this month. Former NBA player<a href="" target="_blank">&nbsp;Stephen Jackson decided to take a few shots at Harden</a>&nbsp;on a recent episode of his&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">All The Smoke&nbsp;podcast</a>, and the outspoken personality didn't pull any punches on the Rockets' star guard. "The Rockets finally get a young Black coach - a young Black coach gets an opportunity - and you don't wanna show up to camp," Captain Jack began. "You don't wanna play for him?! How that look? And you wonder why every time a Black coach get a job, they put him in the bullshit situation." Stack continued, "What a real one would do is go play for that Black coach and make him look good and build with John Wall and DeMarcus Cousins - some real ones! But obviously, you wanna chase rappers around!" via: <a href="" target="_blank"></a>189981Featured, LIL BABY,BIRTHDAY,STEPHEN JACKSON,JAMES HARDEN,the konnected magazine, the konnected radioblogs/12-2020/189981-thekonnected-lil-ba-s.jpg9ICE CUBE REACTS TO PASSING OF 'FRIDAY' STAR TOMMY 'TINY' LISTER JR. A.K.A. DEEBO by thekonnected0, 12 Dec 2020 04:58 GMTRIP Tiny "Deebo" Lister. America's favorite bully was a born entertainer who would pop into character at the drop of a hat terrifying people on and off camera. Followed by a big smile and laugh. Thank you for being a good dude at heart. I miss you already. via: <a href="" target="_blank"></a>189982Featured, ICE CUBE REACTS TO PASSING OF FRIDAY STAR TOMMY TINY LISTER JR. A.K.A. DEEBOblogs/12-2020/189982-thekonnected-ice-cu-s.jpg17LLOYD BANKS SAYS HE CAN RAP CIRCLES AROUND 99% OF 'THE RAP GAME' by thekonnected0, 7 Nov 2020 02:18 GMT<a href="" target="_blank">Lloyd Banks</a>&nbsp;may not be the fixture he once was in Hip Hop, but the former&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">G-Unit</a>&nbsp;affiliate still believes he can outrap just about any of the superstar rhymers currently dominating the rap game. A fan on Twitter stuck up for Banks in a rap debate saying he could rap "circles around 90 percent of the rap game" today. The confident Queens native got wind of the comment and succinctly chimed in that he could outduel 99 percent of the artists today. via: <a href="" target="_blank"></a>186657Featured, G Unit, Llyod Banks, new york, the konnected magazine, the konnected radio, LLOYD BANKS SAbvc/116/23506-the-konnected.jpg9LIL WAYNE'S DAUGHTER DEMANDS APOLOGY FROM ANYONE WHO SUPPORTED TRUMP IN 'ANY WAY' by thekonnected0, 7 Nov 2020 02:16 GMT<a href="" target="_blank">Reginae Carter&nbsp;</a>has a message for anyone who publicly supported Donald Trump. Taking to her Instagram Story on Thursday (November 5),&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">Lil Wayne's</a>&nbsp;first-born reposted a message from her mother Toya Johnson with a thinly-veiled shot at Wayne's way. "After hearing this last press conference by Trump, if you supported him in any way you should give us a public apology like right now," Johnson wrote with clown emojis. "That was embarrassing!" via: <a href="" target="_blank"></a>186658Featured, Lil Wayne, reginae carter, the konnected magazine, the konnected radio, trump, LIL WAYNE'Sbvc/116/23506-the-konnected.jpg9R.I.P. KING VON by thekonnected0, 7 Nov 2020 02:13 GMTRapper King Von was shot and killed early Friday outside an Atlanta hookah bar, according to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. One other person was killed, and a third was in "extremely critical condition," Atlanta police said. via: <a href="" target="_blank"></a>186659Featured, atlanta, chicago, cops, death, King Von, the konnected, the konnected magazine, the konnecbvc/116/23506-the-konnected.jpg9Flo Milli Speaks On The Importance Of Voting by thekonnected0, 27 Oct 2020 19:37 GMTThe 20-year-old femcee was born in Mobile, Alabama and began rapping when she was just 11 years old. She debuted her first track "Beef FloMix" on Soundcloud, which quickly made it's way to TikTok. Making Flo Milli a viral sensation with over 53 million plays of the track on Spotify alone. Named after her dynamic Flo, Flo Milli recently dropped her debut project "Ho, Why Is You Here" &amp; has garnered support from other femcees like City Girls, Mulatto, and Cardi B. Hip Hop Weekly had the opportunity to check in with Flo Milli where she shared her thoughts on the importance of voting on November 3rd. "Well they could look at what we went through this year and really decided if they want to go through that again for another four years. However, I will definitely tell people my age to go out and vote. Don't take this lightly because this is our livelihood. This is our future!" Flo Milli will be featured in the show's cypher and is also nominated for Best New Hip Hop Artist at this year's Hip Hop Awards airing October 27th on Bet. via: <a href="" target="_blank"></a>184553Featured, Flo Milli Speaks On The Importance Of Votingbvc/116/23506-the-konnected.jpg9A New Aaliyah Biography Book Is Set To Release In 2021 by thekonnected0, 27 Oct 2020 19:29 GMTIt has been nearly two decades since the death of R&B singer, Aaliyah. Her influence continues to shine throughout many of your favorite singers of today.&nbsp;"Baby Girl: Better Known As Aaliyah," written by author Kathy Iandoli, will be released on August 21, 2021, which is four days before the 20th anniversary of the singer's death.&nbsp; The biography book promises to give an in-depth look into her life, including never before heard stories, personal memories from people who knew her, and more.&nbsp;According to the press release obtained by HipHopDX, the Simon &amp; Schuster/ Atria Books will cover the unparalleled career of Aaliyah as a fashion icon, and investigate the singer's "volatile entanglement with R.Kelly and an intense investigation on the crash that ended her life." Kathy also wrote about Kellz being featured in the book: "For all the Aaliyah fans out there, I just want to make something very clear: with regard to R. Kelly, I have chosen to discuss how despite his abusive patterns, Aaliyah survived and became an icon. The book in no way glorifies his predatory behavior, nor does it take up a large chunk of the book. Quite frankly, he doesn't deserve it. I know news outlets have chosen to make that tiny piece their whole headline, but trust that's not what the book will reflect. This book is about a musical genius who is the reason most artists of today even have a career, but in order to discuss her enduring strength, I had to discuss a little bit of what made her so strong." via: <a href="" target="_blank"></a>184554Featured, Aaliyah, the konnected, the konnected magazine, the konnected radio, A New Aaliyah Biograpblogs/10-2020/184554-thekonnected-a-new--s.jpg950 Cent Inks New Deal to Produce Three Horror Movies by thekonnected0, 23 Oct 2020 19:30 GMTAccording to&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">The Hollywood Reporter</a>, 50 Cent's G-Unit Film and Television is partnering with Eli Roth's Arts District Entertainment Production company and the 3BlackDot independent film studio to create three horror movies. 50 Cent, Eli Roth and 3BlackDot's James Frey collectively came up with the idea to produce three horror films.&nbsp; "Both 50 and James [3BlackDot] have never shied away from controversial, boundary-pushing material and have made massive global cultural impacts from their raw creative energy," Roth said in a statement. "We want to bring that same fun and danger to this new fantastic slate of elevated scary films. We want to make the movies others are too afraid to make," states Eli Roth. Roth is well known for his horror films like&nbsp;Cabin Fever, Hostel&nbsp;and&nbsp;Hemlock Grove.&nbsp; "Eli, James, Roger, Michael, and 3BlackDot will be great partners in G-Unit Film and Television's takeover of the horror genre. I can't wait to show the world what we're building," said 50 Cent.&nbsp; There is currently no release dates.&nbsp; via: <a href="" target="_blank"></a>184555Featured, 50 cent, the konnected magazine, the konnected radio, 50 Cent Inks New Deal to Produce Thrblogs/10-2020/184555-thekonnected-50-cen-s.jpg9Killer Mike's Greenwood Black-owned bank receives "tens of thousands" of account requests in less th by thekonnected0, 11 Oct 2020 15:46 GMTNew York (CNN)A new majority Black and Latinx-owned and operated digital bank hopes to make supporting&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">Black-owned banks</a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">businesses</a>&nbsp;a little easier for consumers.Greenwood was created by Bounce TV founder Ryan Glover and his close friend, rapper-activist&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">Michael "Killer Mike" Render</a>. The leadership team at Greenwood, which includes former Atlanta Mayor Andrew Young, unveiled their new platform on Thursday after raising more than $3 million in seed funding in June.Glover has been working on Greenwood since early 2019, but he said interest in the venture spiked after the&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">police killing of George Floyd</a>&nbsp;in Minneapolis sparked a nationwide&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">reckoning with racism</a>&nbsp;that has inspired many Americans - including manyin the&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">corporate world</a>&nbsp;- to support Black-owned businesses and financial institutions.While the bank doesn't open until January, the company launched its website on Thursday and there is already a waiting list for those who want to open a Greenwood account. "I will say we're in the tens of thousands," Glover told CNN Business on Friday. "That number is increasing by the day." What is Greenwood? Like its competitors&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">Chime</a>,&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">Aspiration</a>, Money Lion and&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">Vero</a>, Greenwood is a digital bank whose financial services - including checking and savings accounts, mobile deposits and peer-to-peer transfers - are fulfilled almost entirely online. The bank offers a global ATM network, Apple and Android Pay services, and two-day advances on paychecks for customers who sign up for direct deposit. Unlike its peers, however<strong>,&nbsp;</strong>Greenwood's target audiences are Black and Latinx communities and anyone else who wants to&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">support Black-owned businesses</a>. Glover says the bankwill specialize in financing Black and Latinx entrepreneurs who typically have a&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">harder time</a>&nbsp;securing loans from mainstream commercial banks."In order to build wealth, you need bank capital," Glover said. "We will identify qualified entrepreneurs, business owners and creatives to equip them with the capital needed to make their dreams a reality."Greenwood is named after the former Greenwood district of Tulsa, Oklahoma, an early 20th century African-American business community that was so prosperous it was nicknamed&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">Black Wall Street</a>. A mob of White Americans destroyed the Greenwood district during the&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">1921 Tulsa race massacre</a>. Why bank Black? Before it was destroyednearly a century ago, Glover said,a dollar spent in Tulsa's Greenwood district would circulate 36 times before leaving the community."Today, a dollar circulates for 20 days in the White community, but only six hours in the Black community," Render said in a written statement. Black Americans are twice as likely to be denied mortgage loans by traditional banks, but minority depository institutions have a&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">better track record</a>&nbsp;of lending to non-White individuals."This lack of fairness in the financial system is why we created Greenwood," Render added. Why create a digital bank? <div class="content-image" id="divBlogPage_Image1"><img id="bvimg1" src="" title="" /></div> Killer Mike of Run the Jewels performs at FYF Festival on July 22, 2017 in Los Angeles.Glover points out that Americans have been banking online almost exclusively at&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">higher rates</a>&nbsp;in recent years. It's a trend major commercial banks have been&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">slow to embrace</a>&nbsp;and a sector Glover says hasn't done much to reach out to minorities."There were no digital banking solutions that cater to the African-American or Latinx communities until Greenwood," Glover said.In 2017, about&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">17%</a>&nbsp;of Black Americans didn't have a bank account, compared to just 3% of White Americans, according to an FDIC study.There are only&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">23 minority-owned banks</a>&nbsp;in the US today. Glover says those brick-and-mortar institutions have done a "fairly good job" supporting minority communities over the years, but "today is a new day.""We believe there is an opportunity to continue to super serve our community by creating a digital bank that maybe the traditional African-American, Latinx banks just don't understand," he said. "We certainly know the traditional larger banks don't understand our community."Glover founded Bounce TV in 2010 before it was sold to TV station owner E.W. Scripps in 2017 -an acquisition deal that included two other networks - for&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">$292 million</a>, according to Deadline. The self-described serial entrepreneurwas inspired to create Greenwood in 2018 after noticing his son and daughter did all their banking online."I believe digital banking is the wave of the future, not just something that's popular now," he said. courtesy of CNN via: <a href="" target="_blank"></a>183475Featured, Magazine, The Koffee, Black Bank, Black wall street, Greenwood, Killer Mike, the konnectedblogs/10-2020/183475-killer-mikes-greenw-s.jpg17Eminem and Nick Cannon beef is now "water under the bridge" by thekonnected0, 11 Oct 2020 15:41 GMTThe beef between <a href="" target="_blank">Eminem</a> and <a href="<a" target="_blank">Nick Cannon</a> is "water under the bridge", according to <a href="" target="_blank">Royce Da 5'9"</a>. Eminem and Cannon's feud spans more than a decade. The issues between them largely stemmed from Cannon's relationship with his ex-wife <a href="" target="_blank">Mariah Carey</a>, who Em has dissed on multiple occasions. Slim Shady's most recent diss aimed at Cannon emerged in 2019 when he took a shot at his rival on Fat Joe's <a href="" target="_blank">'Lord Above'</a>. Cannon responded with a string of his own disses including <a href="" target="_blank">'Pray For Him'</a> and <a href="" target="_blank">'The Invitation'</a>. Now, Cannon has posted a photograph him stood alongside Eminem's longtime friend and collaborator Royce Da 5'9". "@Royceda59 told me to pull up in Detroit! Say Less!" Cannon captioned the photo. "2 Brothers Building, Manifesting and Enlightening! This @cannonsclasstv is about to be Epic! #cannonsclass." <a href=";utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank"> View this post on Instagram </a> <a href=";utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">@Royceda59 told me to pull up in Detroit! Say Less! 2 Brothers Building, Manifesting and Enlightening! This @cannonsclasstv is about to be Epic! #cannonsclass <div class="content-image" id="divBlogPage_Image1"><img id="bvimg1" src="" title="" /></div> </a> A post shared by <a href=";utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank"> NICK CANNON</a> (@nickcannon) on Oct 7, 2020 at 12:52pm PDT via: <a href="" target="_blank"></a>183476Featured, Magazine, The Koffee, beef, eminem, Nick Cannon, the konnected magazine, the konnected radartists/3/278.jpg9Cris Cola - Entertainer of the Month by thekonnected0, 1 Oct 2020 01:55 GMTMemphis, TN - Memphis native Cris Cola (born Christopher Reed Johnson) is only 23, but he's wiser than most middle aged men you'll meet. In an industry where rap and hip hop is saturated with anger, the young artist is determined to be a voice of clarity. Cola wrote his first rhyme when he was only 9 years old, and something inside him clicked; an artist was born. He filled pages and pages full of lyrics - purging his emotions and adolescence onto the paper. He explains, "Instead of losing my mind or snapping, I put all the anger I had towards certain family members, or friends that did me wrong, I just put it on paper." The artist didn't know then that what he was doing could one day be his true purpose. It would take many years, and a lot of maturing, before the budding star would be ready to turn his life long passion into a career. "If I'd had this mindset at 18," he muses, "I would've been successful already." Even though Cris Cola was later to the party, he's here to stay and make a name for himself. His music has a powerful quality to it, transcending race and age to start a conversation about personal and worldly things that weigh heavily on his mind and heart. Cris Cola writes about his personal perspective, but also speaks to cultural and societal issues as well. In a social climate rife with racial disparity and crime, Cola is dismayed - his community needs help, and is turning to all the wrong people and places looking for answers. Much of the music is angry, and perhaps rightfully so, but Cola suggests that his community needs to band together to create positive change and intelligent discussion. "We should, as a culture and as a people, come together. We need to have a better message within the music. There's a lot of stuff going on, but at the same time we're our own worst enemy." His single, "Going Insane," was recorded in the beginning of 2015 and it speaks to Cola's frustrating feelings about the world around him. Friends facing legal troubles and arrests, family issues, disloyalty and heartache led him to feel like he was "going insane" as the song suggests. His music is, as he calls it, "good riding music. You can play in the car and forget about everything else. It's reality. Some of the stuff I say, you might already be thinking about." Cris Cola is giving a voice to the unheard and is a refreshing departure from run- of-the-mill music. He's ready to be heard, and never willing to be put in a box. <div class="content-image" id="divBlogPage_Image1"><img id="bvimg1" src="" title="" /></div> CRIS COLA&nbsp;IS REPRESENTED BY J.T. PRODUCTIONS/RECORDS, LLC FOR MORE INFORMATION, VISIT: &nbsp; JT Productions - Records, LLC - Memphis, TN | (901) 219-4527 Twitter Instagram Starlight PR via: <a href="" target="_blank"></a>182427Entertainer of the Month, Cris Cola, Memphis, Rap, starlight PR, the konnected magazine, the konnectblogs/9-2020/182427-cris-cola-entertain-s.jpg1Master Kie - Model of the Month by thekonnected0, 1 Oct 2020 01:34 GMTMaster Kie didn't always consider herself a "model", just a woman who took dope pictures for the sake of her brand as a producer. But as time went on, she didn't want to be a part of photoshoots soley based on amusement, but more based a MUSE MEANT for something special. Today, Kie has the confidence to not only run for Queen City Awards Producer of the Year, but also Model of the Year!&nbsp; <div class="content-image" id="divBlogPage_Image1"><img id="bvimg1" src="" title="" /></div> Follow here on IG @Unlock_her_sound via: <a href="" target="_blank"></a>182428Model of the Month, BEAUTY, Master Kie, model of the month, Master Kie - Model of the Monthblogs/9-2020/182428-master-kie-model-mo-s.jpg2Rah Digga In Spartanburg SC by thekonnected0, 29 Sep 2020 16:53 GMTCome check out Rah Digga Oct 2 in Spartanburg, SC as she rocks the crowd at Midtown Lounge.182259Rah Digga, Spartanburg, Top Shelf Ent, Midtown Lounge, the Konnected Magazin, the Konnected Radio,blogs/9-2020/182259-rah-digga-spartanbu-s.jpg20YOUNGBOY NEVER BROKE AGAIN ONE OF 16 ARRESTED ON DRUGS & WEAPON CHARGES by thekonnected0, 29 Sep 2020 15:40 GMTBATON ROUGE, LA -&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">YoungBoy Never Broke Again</a>&nbsp;was arrested in his hometown of Baton Rouge, Louisiana on Monday night (September 28) along with 15 other people.&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">WAFB-9</a>&nbsp;reports the chart-topping rapper is facing a&nbsp;number of drug, felony possession and stolen firearms charges. According to the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">website,</a>&nbsp;YoungBoy (real name Kentrell Gaulden) was booked on Tuesday morning (September 29). Charges include possession of a schedule 1 drug (which can include LSD, marijuana, ecstasy or heroin), distribution/manufacturing of a schedule 2 drug (which can include prescription pain killers such as Vicodin or Oxycontin as well as cocaine or methamphetamine) and distribution/manufacturing of a schedule 4 drug (Xanax or other substances lower in abuse potential). Video of the scene shows police detaining YoungBoy during what appeared to be a video shoot. The 20-year-old artist allegedly had a gun on set and was ultimately taken into custody after a search. The other 15 people face similar charges. YoungBoy has had multiple&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">run-ins with the law</a>&nbsp;over the years. In May 2019, he was involved in a fatal shooting near Trump International Beach Resort in Sunny Isles Beach, Florida. He was arrested following a court hearing after District Judge Bonnie Jackson ruled one of his social media posts involving the incident constituted a probation violation - despite the fact he was the target and not the triggerman. Then in April, YoungBoy was at the center of a&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">violent altercation</a>&nbsp;between Floyd Mayweather's daughter and the mother of his child. But 2020 has seen some incredible wins for YoungBoy as well. Earlier this month, he earned his&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">another No. 1 Billboard 200</a>&nbsp;album with&nbsp;Top,&nbsp;his third in less than a year.&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">AI YoungBoy 2</a>&nbsp;landed in the coveted spot in 2019 while&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">38 Baby 2</a>&nbsp;hit No. 1 in May. YoungBoy is still in custody and will be expected in court soon. via: <a href="" target="_blank"></a>182256Featured, arrested, NBA Youngboy, the konnected magazine, the konnected radio, YOUNGBOY NEVER BROKEblogs/9-2020/182256-thekonnected-youngb-s.jpg17DR. DRE REPORTEDLY CALLS NICOLE YOUNG'S DIVORCE DEMANDS 'THE WRATH OF AN ANGRY PERSON' by thekonnected0, 29 Sep 2020 15:36 GMT<a href="" target="_blank">Dr. Dre</a>&nbsp;is reportedly speaking out on his contentious divorce from Nicole Young, his wife of 24 years. According to&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">TMZ,</a>&nbsp;the storied producer calls Young's demand for $2 million a month in temporary spousal support "absurd," explaining he's still covering the majority of her financial needs. Legal docs state Young's attorneys have already made more money off of Dre in the last two months than most Los Angeles residents make in a year. Dre says he's "allowing" her to live in his $20-25 million Malibu mansion where his security brings Young meals prepared by private chefs three to five times a week. He also reportedly says his business manager pays Young's AmEx Centurion Black Card - and those bills range from $150,000 to $350,000 per month. Aside from what Dre describes as "unauthorized charges for [Young's] attorney fees, all of her other expenses have been shouldered by Dre who says, "This all seems like the wrath of an angry person being exacerbated by opportunistic lawyers." Dre claims he's also offered to pay her lawyers another $350,000 through the end of the year even though she was&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">accused of pilfering</a>&nbsp;over $350,000 from Record One recording studio, a company she and Dre founded in 2015. Young<a href="" target="_blank">&nbsp;filed for divorce</a>&nbsp;in June citing "irreconcilable differences." In addition to the $2 million per month in temporary spousal support, she's also asking for $5 million to cover her legal fees. The fight over Dre's $1 billion fortune has&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">grown increasingly ugly</a>&nbsp;over the past several weeks. Although it was initially believed there was no prenuptial agreement, legal docs proved otherwise. But Young says the document should be invalid because Dre allegedly ripped it up one day as some form of romantic gesture. The couple married in May 1996 and have two adult children together, including Truly Young who recently&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">ripped into 50 Cent</a>&nbsp;and Xzibit for comments they made about her parents on social media. via: <a href="" target="_blank"></a>182257Featured, divorce, Dr Dre, Mrs Young, the konnected, the konnected magazine, the konnected radio, DRblogs/9-2020/182257-thekonnected-dr-dre-s.jpg17DABABY BECOMES FIRST ARTIST WITH 2 ALBUM OF THE YEAR NOMINATIONS AT 2020 BET HIP HOP AWARDS by thekonnected0, 29 Sep 2020 15:31 GMT<a href="" target="_blank">DaBaby</a>&nbsp;might be hearing his name called a lot on October 27. The Charlotte native leads all artists with 12 nominations at the 2020 BET Hip Hop Awards, as the complete list was unveiled on Tuesday (September 29). The "Suge" rapper makes BET history as the first artist to earn two nominations for album of the year with&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">KIRK&nbsp;</a>and&nbsp;<a href="<a" target="_blank">Blame It On Baby.</a>&nbsp;He's double-nominated in an additional three categories.&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">Roddy Ricch</a>&nbsp;isn't too far behind with 11 nominations, while&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">Drake</a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<a href="<a" target="_blank">Megan Thee Stallion</a>&nbsp;notched eight. With DaBaby winning best new artist honors in 2019, he looks to pass the torch to another burgeoning act on the rise. The late&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">Pop Smoke</a>&nbsp;posthumously earns a nomination in the category and he'll be competing against the likes of Rod Wave, Flo Milli, Jack Harlow, Mulatto and NLE Choppa. HipHopDX is also represented at the 15th annual awards show along with&nbsp;Complex, HotNewHipHop, The Breakfast Club, The Joe Budden Podcast, The Shade Room and XXL for Best Hip Hop Platform. Tune in to BET on October 27 at 9 p.m. ET to watch it all unfold.&nbsp;See the full list of nominations below. <strong>Hip Hop Artist of the Year</strong> DaBaby Drake Future Lil Baby Megan Thee Stallion Roddy Ricch <strong>Best Hip Hop video</strong> DaBaby, "Bop" DaBaby f. Roddy Ricch, "Rockstar" Drake, "Toosie Slide" Future f. Drake, "Life Is Good" Lil Baby, "The Bigger Picture" Roddy Ricch, "The Box" <strong>Song of the Year</strong> "Bop" (DaBaby) Produced by JetsonMade &amp; Starboy "Life Is Good" (Future f. Drake) Produced by Ambezza, D. Hill &amp; OZ "Rockstar" (DaBaby f. Roddy Ricch) Produced by SethinTheKitchen "Savage" (Remix) (Megan Thee Stallion f. Beyonc ) Produced by J. White Did It "The Box" (Roddy Ricch) Produced by 30 Roc &amp; DatBoiSqueeze "Toosie Slide (Drake)" Produced by OZ <strong>Hip Hop Album of the Year</strong> DaBaby,&nbsp;Blame It On Baby DaBaby,&nbsp;Kirk Future,&nbsp;High Off Life Lil Baby,&nbsp;My Turn Megan Thee Stallion,&nbsp;Suga Roddy Ricch,&nbsp;Please Excuse Me For Being Antisocial <strong>Best Collaboration</strong> DaBaby f. Roddy Ricch, "Rockstar" Future f. Drake, "Life Is Good" Jack Harlow feat. Tory Lanez, DaBaby &amp; Lil Wayne, "Whats Poppin" (Remix) Megan Thee Stallion f. Beyonc , "Savage" (Remix) Megan Thee Stallion f. Nicki Minaj &amp; Ty Dolla $Ign, "Hot Girl Summer" Mustard f. Roddy Ricch, "Ballin'" <strong>Best Duo or Group</strong> Chris Brown and Young Thug City Girls EarthGang JackBoys Migos Run The Jewels <strong>Best New Hip Hop Artist</strong> Flo Milli Jack Harlow Mulatto NLE Choppa Pop Smoke Rod Wave <strong>Best Live Performer</strong> Big Sean DaBaby Drake Megan Thee Stallion Roddy Ricch Travis Scott <strong>Lyricist of the Year</strong> Big Sean DaBaby Drake J. Cole Megan Thee Stallion Rapsody <strong>Video Director of the Year</strong> Cactus Jack &amp; White Trash Tyler Cole Bennett Colin Tilley Dave Meyers Director X Teyana "Spike Tee" Taylor <strong>DJ of the Year</strong> Chase B D-Nice DJ Drama DJ Envy DJ Khaled Mustard <strong>Producer of the Year</strong> 9th Wonder DJ Khaled Hit-Boy JetsonMade Mike Will Made-It Mustard <strong>Hustler of the Year</strong> Cardi B DJ Khaled Jay-Z Megan Thee Stallion Rick Ross Travis Scott <strong>Best Hip Hop platform</strong> Complex HipHopDX HotNewHipHop The Breakfast Club The Joe Budden Podcast The Shade Room XXL <strong>Sweet 16: Best Featured Verse</strong> Beyonc , "Savage" (Remix) (Megan Thee Stallion f. Beyonc ) Bia, "Best on Earth" (Russ f. Bia) Cardi B, "Writing on the Wall" (French Montana f. Post Malone, Cardi B &amp; Rvssian) Future, "Roses" (Remix) (Saint Jhn f. Future) Roddy Ricch, "Rockstar" (DaBaby f. Roddy Ricch) Travis Scott, "Hot" (Remix)&nbsp;(Young Thug f. Gunna &amp; Travis Scott) <strong>Impact Track</strong> Anderson .Paak &amp; Jay Rock, "Lockdown" DaBaby f. Roddy Ricch, "Rockstar" (BLM Remix) J. Cole, "Snow on tha Bluff" Lil Baby, "The Bigger Picture" Rapsody f. PJ Morton, "Afeni" Wale f. Kelly Price, "Sue Me" <strong>Best International Flow</strong> Meryl (France) Kaaris (France) Nasty C (South Africa) Khaligraph Jones (Kenya) Stormzy (U.K.) Ms Banks (U.K.) Djonga (Brazil) via: <a href="" target="_blank"></a>182258Featured, charlotte, DaBaby, the konnected magazine, DABABY BECOMES FIRST ARTIST WITH 2 ALBUM OF THEblogs/9-2020/182258-thekonnected-dababy-s.jpg9Nick Cannon Endorses Kanye West For President: 'We Need Another Black Man' by thekonnected0, 9 Aug 2020 15:50 GMTCount&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">Nick Cannon</a>&nbsp;among those who is supporting&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">Kanye West's</a>&nbsp;run for the White House. After he was spotted at Los Angeles International Airport on Friday (August 7), Cannon told <a href="" target="_blank">TMZ</a> that the White House needed another Black man in, so he's voting for Ye. "I love it!" Cannon said of Ye's run. "Yeah. We need another black man in power," When the cameraman pointed out that a vote for Ye is basically a vote for Donald Trump, Cannon told him, "You never know, man. Stranger things have happened in 2020." The former Wild N' Out host's support of Ye comes after Ye's home state of Illinois announced that his name will not appear on the November ballot as an Independent candidate. On Friday (August 7), the <a href="" target="_blank">Chicago Sun-Times</a> revealed that Ye had failed to acquire the number of valid signatures needed to qualify. <a href="" target="_blank">The state board in Illinois</a>&nbsp;reported that although West filed 3,128 signatures, 1,928 of those were deemed to be invalid. Ye has until August 21 to dispute the findings by the state board. Illinois became the second state on Friday to announce that Ye had not obtained the required number of signatures to appear on their ballot, following&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">New Jersey's ruling that West did meet that state's requirements</a>&nbsp;either. One of Ye's former close friends in&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">John Legend isn't here for his antics</a>&nbsp;and his run for the White House, pointing out that individuals closely tied to Donald Trump were aiding Ye to get put on ballots. "Just in case anyone needs some clarity around what's happening here," Legend wrote on Twitter. "Anyway.... Anyone reckless and/or misinformed enough to fall for the okey doke probably wasn't voting for Biden (or voting at all)." courtesy of Hiphopdx via: <a href="" target="_blank"></a>175432Featured, Magazine, kanye west, Nick Cannon, President, the konnected magazine, the konnected radio,artists/3/278.jpg9Terry Crews Says He Feels Famous After Rick Ross Diss On 'Pinned To The Cross' by thekonnected0, 9 Aug 2020 15:44 GMT<a href="" target="_blank">Rick Ross</a>&nbsp;debuted "Pinned To The Cross" during his Verzuz Instagram Live battle with&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">2 Chainz</a>&nbsp;on Thursday (August 6) and many immediately gravitated towards Ross' venomous diss towards&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">actor Terry Crews</a>. "Terry Crews is another coon who was basically bought," Ross sneers on the track. <center><a href="" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" /> Watch Video on YouTube</a></center> Crews has made headlines in recent weeks for his stances on the Black Lives Matter Movement, saying it could lead to a state of "<a href="" target="_blank">Black supremacy</a>" and an attempt to <a href=";" target="_blank">reclaim the word "coon"</a> by using the acronym Conquer Our Own Negativity. When a fan asked Crews about his thoughts on Ross' diss, the 51-year-old America's Got Talent host simply gave a one-word answer. When asked about going after Crews on "Pinned To The Cross," Ross didn't hold back. "When shit goes down, ain't no time to explain yourself. You're either running with us or running from us. That's what it's all about," Ross told <a href="" target="_blank">Billboard</a>. "It gotta be obvious. Him tiptoeing and moving the way he moves, I'm bringing it to light, and he can take it however he wanna take it, but I ain't fucking with him." Ross' isn't the first person in Hip Hop to send shots towards Crews. In July, Chance The Rapper mused gushed over his mentor&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">Kanye West's presidential qualifications opposed to Democratic candidate Joe Biden</a>. However, once Chance realized he was in a no-win situation, he began to back down from those sentiments. After he saw Crews' cosigning, he backpedaled even faster. Royce Da 5'9 also chimed in on Crews', calling him as well as current NBA analyst Charles Barkley and conservative commentator Candace Owens as "<a href="" target="_blank">destructive</a>" to society. "My idea of happiness is a happy white person," Royce said. "If I can somehow get to the level of a happy white person and carry myself in a way where I feel accepted by happy white people, then I achieved the American dream. That's why niggas like Charles Barkley and fucking Terry Crews, that's why these niggas act like that." courtesy of HipHopDX via: <a href="" target="_blank"></a>175433Featured, Magazine, coon, rick ross, Teery Crews, the konnected magazine, the konnected radio, twittbvc/116/23506-the-konnected.jpg9**New** Issue Of The Konnected Magazine by thekonnected0, 7 Jul 2020 00:18 GMT We're back at it again with another dope issue featuring Kobe, Little Richard, Andre Harrell, Megan Thee Stallion to name a few. We also have some popping new talent like Crisha, Detroit Lo, Black Lincoln and more. With everything going on in the world we had to address those topics as well so don't forget to read those articles. Get your physical copy today. Physical Copy <div class="content-image" id="divBlogPage_Image1"><img id="bvimg1" src="" title="" /></div> Digital Copy <a href="" target="_blank">&#36;4.99&nbsp;&ndash;&nbsp;Purchase </a><a href="" target="_blank">Checkout</a> Added to cart <div class="content-image" id="divBlogPage_Image2"><img id="bvimg2" src="" title="" /></div> <div class="content-image" id="divBlogPage_Image3"><img id="bvimg3" src="" title="" /></div> <div class="content-image" id="divBlogPage_Image4"><img id="bvimg4" src="" title="" /></div> <div class="content-image" id="divBlogPage_Image5"><img id="bvimg5" src="" title="" /></div> via: <a href="" target="_blank"></a>172219Featured, Magazine, Andre Harrell, Kobe Bryant, Little Richard, magazines, Megan Thee Stallion, the blogs/7-2020/172219-new-issue-konnected-s.jpg9Youngboy Never Broke Again Tells J. Prince 'Mind Ya Fuckin' Business' After He ID'ed His Robbers by thekonnected0, 21 Jun 2020 22:39 GMT<a href="" target="_blank">YoungBoy Never Broke Again</a>&nbsp;is not a fan of Houston OG and Rap-A-Lot Records founder&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">J. Prince</a>'s assistance these days. Earlier this week, YoungBoy found himself the victim of an apparent robbery in Houston. Individuals broke into his garage and decided to film the entire robbery, making off with a few items. During a&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">recent Instagram Live session</a>, YoungBoy told viewers, "I hate little boys, bruh. I ain't even have shit in my cars. I probably had like $20 in them little things, each one of them. Then you gon' call that you breaking into something? You gotta be smarter than that man." The&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">Al Youngboy 2</a>&nbsp;artist added, "You can't be stupid like that, doing no broke ass shit like that. Then the stupid little muthafucka threw a brick and ain't even hit the fucking car. Nigga had me thinking it was one of my stupid ass baby mamas." The thieves attempted to hold whatever contents they stole from YoungBoy up for ransom but YoungBoy instead offered a different solution -&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">meet up with him</a>. J. Prince, who has developed a history of&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">squashing things in Houston and in other cities</a>&nbsp;when it comes to rappers, informed the world that even though YoungBoy asked the men who robbed him to pull up, the Rap-A-Lot founder had already spoken to them and retrieved the items missing from YoungBoy's possession. "I got a call because the lil homie YoungBoy place got broke into, people went in his place, disrespected different things," Prince said <a href="" target="_blank">in the video next to boxer Shakur Stevenson</a>. "I got a call about it and the lil homies that went into this place, they want to make this right. Cause they understand that YoungBoy family is OK with me. To make a long story short, I got yo' keys to your Rolls Royce, the keys to yo' McLaren. You know, all the shit that they took." YoungBoy didn't take too kindly to J. Prince's offer of restitution. In a video shared to Instagram, YoungBoy revealed why he didn't appreciate the OG speaking out about his business. "I don't want no friends. I don't want no new relationships. If you got something for me, I got plenty of niggas around me you can call," YoungBoy said. "Don't get on no internet and do nothin' publicly. Don't ...&nbsp; dealin' with no fuckin' publicity. None of that pussy ass shit. I'm good on them keys, gangsta. When you buy that shit cash, two keys come with the car anyways." He added, "Mind ya fuckin' business, mane." YoungBoy's kept a low profile on social media since his&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">38 Baby 2</a>&nbsp;album dropped in April but it doesn't mean that he hasn't found himself in headlines. He recently became a father for the fifth and sixth time as two of his exes gave birth to children on the same day. Will J. Prince heed YoungBoy's wishes? Only time will tell. via: <a href="" target="_blank"></a>168739Featured, J Prince, NBA Youngboy, the konnected, the konnected magazine, the konnected radio, Youngbbvc/116/23506-the-konnected.jpg9'This Is Us' and 'Kidding' Writer Jas Waters Dead at 39 by thekonnected0, 11 Jun 2020 20:48 GMTWriter, television personality, journalist, actor, and director Jas Waters, who also went by Jas Fly, has passed away at the age of 39.&nbsp; The account for&nbsp;This Is Us&nbsp;writers, the NBC show Waters wrote for, confirmed the news in a statement posted to&nbsp;social media. "The entire #ThisIsUs family was devastated to learn of Jas Waters passing,"&nbsp;the statement, which was released on Wednesday,&nbsp;said. "In our time together, Jas left her mark on us and ALL over the show. She was a brilliant storyteller and a force of nature. We send our deepest sympathies to her loved ones. She was one of us. RIP." A cause of death has not been revealed.&nbsp; via: <a href="" target="_blank"></a>167762Featured, Jas Waters, kidding, the konnected magazine, the konnected radio, this is us, This Is Usbvc/116/23506-the-konnected.jpg9'We're Tired of Minorities Dying': Scenes From a Brooklyn Protest by thekonnected0, 11 Jun 2020 20:44 GMTOver the past two and a half months, as much of our country has lived in quarantine, we've witnessed the violent loss of black lives with disturbing frequency. Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and George Floyd have died at the hands of racists and law enforcement. Complex Networks recognizes the power of its platforms and is committed to amplifying their stories and the voices of our communities to work for justice. A<strong>t 6:15 p.m. on Friday,</strong> a young protester held up a large mirror, inches away from a police officer's face. Written in blood red paint across the front of the mirror were the words, "Look at yourself." "I wanted to make them see themselves," explained the&nbsp;protester, as large crowds gathered at&nbsp;Barclays Center in downtown Brooklyn. "I'm tired of us having to fight for something and they don't see us. So if they're not going to see us, they've got to see themselves." Motioning at the red letters on the mirror, they added, "This is all the blood that they have spilled." Four days after&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">George Floyd was killed</a>&nbsp;by a police officer who kneeled on his neck during an arrest in Minneapolis, protests continued across the country on Friday night. In New York City, the demonstrations began at Manhattan's Foley Square at 4 p.m. before thousands gathered in front of Barclays Center two hours later. The demonstrations began relatively peacefully, as people&nbsp;chanted and attempted to communicate with hundreds of officers who were stationed around Barclays Center. Most officers were either stone-faced or combative when protesters tried to engage them in conversation. One exception came early in the evening, when a man&nbsp;spotted a police officer he recognized from civilian life and asked, "Why do they have you down here, too?" The officer, a Black woman, acknowledged her conflicted feelings about being on duty at the protest and threw up her hands as she sighed, "What are you gonna do?" As police helicopters whirred above, tensions rose throughout the evening. Some protesters threw bottles at officers, who responded by&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">brutally beating them to the ground</a>&nbsp;and making arrests. A handful of demonstrators&nbsp;retaliated by breaking the back window of a police car and throwing a burning pizza box into the vehicle. Several blocks away, near Fort Greene Park, a police van went up in flames.&nbsp; Dozens of protesters were sprayed with tear gas, handcuffed, and taken away to buses that lined the arena. According to the&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">New York Times</a>, a senior police officer said that between 50 and 100 people were arrested Friday. via: <a href="" target="_blank"></a>167763Featured, News, George Floyd, police, the konnected radio, 'We're Tired of Minorities Dying': Scenes9Bounty Killer vs Beenie Man Courtesy Of Verzuz TV by thekonnected0, 24 May 2020 15:56 GMTThis was history made on Instagram with this celebration of music by Bounty Killer and Beenie Man. Check it out <center><a href="" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" /> Watch Video on YouTube</a></center> via: <a href="" target="_blank"></a>165927Featured, TV, Beenie Man, Bounty Killer, dancehall, Jamaica, reggae, the konnected magazine, the konblogs/5-2020/165927-thekonnected-bounty-s.jpg7Love Mixtape Vol 1 by thekonnected0, 10 May 2020 15:14 GMTMake sure you listen to this Love Mixtape Vol 1, it consist of 10 hits. Don't take our work click to listen for yourself. <div class="content-image" id="divBlogPage_Image1"><img id="bvimg1" src="" title="" /></div> Listen on the link below via: <a href="" target="_blank"></a>164443Featured, Mixtapes, Love mixtape, the konnected, Love Mixtape Vol 1blogs/5-2020/164443-thekonnected-love--s.jpg15Iconic Artist Little Richard, Dead at 87 by thekonnected0, 9 May 2020 13:33 GMT<a href="" target="_blank">Little Richard</a>&nbsp;has died, as&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">Rolling Stone</a>&nbsp;reports. The rock 'n' roll original was 87 years old; at this time, a cause of death has not been reported. Known for his wild, flamboyant performing style, Richard Wayne Penniman inspired young musicians all over the world. Born in Macon, Georgia-the second of 12 children-he was kicked out of his family's home as a teenager&nbsp;and&nbsp;taken in by a white family, who ran the club where he first performed. He got his start performing jump blues, but his most famous and successful&nbsp;work-songs like "Tutti Frutti," "Long Tall Sally," and "Good Golly Miss Molly"-came in the mid-1950s. His music was covered by contemporaries like Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly, and Bill Haley. A wave of young British musicians-the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, David Bowie, Rod Stewart, and Lemmy Kilmister, to name a few-cited Little Richard as an influence. Elsewhere in the world, Richard was being studied by soul stars (Otis Redding, James Brown, Michael Jackson) and rock icons (Jimi Hendrix, Bob Dylan, AC/DC). In the late 1950s, he abandoned the raucous style of his early singles&nbsp;to pursue a career as a gospel artist. He would eventually return to&nbsp;rock'n'roll in the 1960s. Later in life, Richard made appearances&nbsp;in children's programming and recorded a children's album. He sang the theme song to "The Magic School Bus," sang "Rubber Ducky" inside a bath tub on "Sesame Street," and was a guest star&nbsp;on "Pee-wee's Christmas Special." Little Richard was among the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's first class of inductees in 1986. He received a&nbsp;Lifetime Achievement Grammy&nbsp;and performed at Bill Clinton's presidential&nbsp;inauguration in 1992.&nbsp;The Library of Congress added "Tutti Frutti" to the National Recording Registry in 2010. via: <a href="" target="_blank"></a>164354Featured, Magazine, Little Richard, Rock and roll, the konnected, the konnected magazine, the konnecblogs/5-2020/164354-thekonnected-iconic-s.jpg17Andre Harrell, Guy Who Discovered Diddy Dies At Age 59 by thekonnected0, 9 May 2020 11:39 GMT<a href="" target="_blank">Andre Harrell</a>, a veteran music executive best known as the founder of Uptown Records, where Sean "Puffy" Combs got his start in the business, who later went on to head&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">Motown Records</a>, has died. He was 59. The cause of death is as yet unclear. DJ D-Nice revealed the sad news while spinning on Instagram Live for his&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">popular Club Quarantine series</a>&nbsp;Friday night (May 8).&nbsp; via: <a href="" target="_blank"></a>164339Featured, Magazine, Andre Harrell, Puffy, Uptown records, Andre Harrell Guy Who Discovered Diddy Dieblogs/5-2020/164339-thekonnected-andre--s.jpg9Respect My Pen by thekonnected0, 5 May 2020 22:53 GMTCheck out our newest mixtape featuring artists from all of the United States. <div class="content-image" id="divBlogPage_Image1"><img id="bvimg1" src="" title="" /></div> Click link below to listen via: <a href="" target="_blank"></a>163912Featured, Mixtapes, Rap, Respect My Pen, the konnected djs, the konnected radio, Respect My Penblogs/5-2020/163912-thekonnected-respec-s.jpg15Fatimah - Model of the Month by thekonnected0, 1 May 2020 16:06 GMTMy name Fatimah, mom of 3 boys, originally from Africa and the CEO of Theema....Im also a model with Diamond Class Agency... Photo by Brian Leon <div class="content-image" id="divBlogPage_Image1"><img id="bvimg1" src="" title="" /></div> Photo by Keyanna Wiggins Instagram @Officialtheema and @TheemaFit via: <a href="" target="_blank"></a>163913Featured, Model of the Month, BEAUTY, Fatimah, model, the konnected models, Fatimah - Model of the Mblogs/5-2020/163913-fatimah-model-month-s.jpg2Rawallty - Entertainer Of The Month by thekonnected0, 1 May 2020 12:56 GMTRawallty - "The International Duo" From the soils of Kingston Jamaica and Far Rockaway Queens New York, Charlotte-based duo Rawallty delivers good vibes through Dancehall &amp; Hip-Hop infused anthems. So, with the name Rawallty they define the true definition of synergy when it comes to rocking stages worldwide.&nbsp; Hip-Hop artist Mr. Wood$ (Diallo Edmond) claim to fame is his number one Gold Billboard topper "No Pigeons" which was the rebuttal to TLC's multi-platinum single "No Scrubs". He then went on to tour worldwide alongside Keyshia Cole during her 2005 debut Album "The Way It Is". The Reggae/Dancehall inspired artist Kyrk Sayso (Kirk Ayton) has been in the studio with the likes of artists such as Buju Banton, LukieD, Pinchers, and Mr. Easy. While perfecting his craft of writing and performing, Kyrk released several projects both in the states and overseas with unmatched results. In Spring 2014, "We On To Something" was released as the first official single as Rawallty. This single was later dubbed the Queen City Anthem of Charlotte along with various artists. Rawallty's sound has captivated and earned the attention of industry moguls such as Datwon Thomas editor and chief of Vibe Magazine, Manny Halley and also infamous DJ SNS. Rawallty has released their full body of work in April 2020 entitled "Barz &amp; Patwahz" with featured artists such as Ricco Barrino, BigTril and a few others. This project is perfectly imperfect," says Mr. Wood$. "We're giving you our musical talents in its RAWEST form". North Carolina has always been one of the homes to urban sounds. The city's multicultural attitude is the perfect pot in which to cook up new fusions. The fans who have delivered their support time and time again to live shows and the project have been waiting on this collaboration. Rawallty is putting the word out that the project is complete and to expect a worldwide tour to follow. /wp:paragraph wp:paragraph Booking: Follow Us: Instagram: @Rawallty Facebook: @Rawallty Twitter: @Rawallty Youtube: @Rawallty TikTok: @Rawallty Triller: @Rawallty Website -&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank"></a> AudioMack -&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank"></a> Kyrk <div class="content-image" id="divBlogPage_Image1"><img id="bvimg1" src="" title="" /></div> Mr. Woods <div class="content-image" id="divBlogPage_Image2"><img id="bvimg2" src="" title="" /></div> Single - Make Me Feel <a href="" target="_blank"> <div class="content-image" id="divBlogPage_Image3"><img id="bvimg3" src="" title="" /></div> </a> Album - Barz &amp; Patwahz <a href="" target="_blank"> <div class="content-image" id="divBlogPage_Image4"><img id="bvimg4" src="" title="" /></div> </a> via: <a href="" target="_blank"></a>163914Entertainer of the Month, Featured Artist, Rawallty - Entertainer Of The Monthblogs/5-2020/163914-thekonnected-rawall-s.jpg1Virtually Konnected Concert 4/19 by thekonnected0, 15 Apr 2020 17:35 GMT <div class="content-image" id="divBlogPage_Image1"><img id="bvimg1" src="" title="" /></div> <div class="content-image" id="divBlogPage_Image2"><img id="bvimg2" src="" title="" /></div> <div class="content-image" id="divBlogPage_Image3"><img id="bvimg3" src="" title="" /></div> <div class="content-image" id="divBlogPage_Image4"><img id="bvimg4" src="" title="" /></div> This concert is free to attend, but monetary donations are encouraged. We need to help our partners BigRig Kids &amp; Community Hub continue feeding over 1100 families each week. This show will feature some great talent like Bluz, Greta Rose, Akevius, Akya Canada &amp; Legend Status. Visit Queen City Awards facebook page this Sunday at 6pm to watch <a href="" target="_blank">click here</a>. Check Out WSOCTV Coverage <a href="" target="_blank">Click Here</a> You can donate on Cash App $TheKonnected or Paypal <div class="content-image" id="divBlogPage_Image5"><img id="bvimg5" src="" title="" /></div> via: <a href="" target="_blank"></a>163915Featured, community hub, music, the konnected, The Konnected Foundation Inc, the konnected radio, viblogs/5-2020/163915-virtually-konnected-s.jpg9Keep it Locd by thekonnected0, 2 Apr 2020 18:49 GMTIt's interesting what you have to lose to gain. And it's interesting how we so easily overlook our health in the drive to move forward, becoming what is considered successful. Now more than ever, we must take heed to the wisdom of the story of Madame CJ Walker, incapsulated in the vision of executive producer Lebrun James, Octavia Spencer and many more great minds. After watching the pilot series, there are only a few things that stand out to me as common threads between motivated entrepreneurs. -relationships suffers -self care suffers -envy of others act as milestones -they stay focused on the vision (your vision) -they don't let struggle hold them back -they get locked into what matters -"we have got to stop fighting over things that don't matter" There is no better time than now to focus on your passion, your gift. Remember, on this journey you must tend to your body. Tend to your heart. &nbsp;Stop allowing empty desires to run your choices. We have to be Strategic. Specific. Persistent. Resilient. Keep it Locd Shanae Levine via: <a href="" target="_blank"></a>159369Featured, Keep it Locd, keep it locd, shanae levine, the konnected magazine, the konnected radio, Keblogs/4-2020/159369-thekonnected-keep--s.jpg9Damita Pickard - Model of the Month by thekonnected0, 1 Apr 2020 22:59 GMTI am who you want. I am an ambitious female from Greensboro, NC. I am not afraid to try new things and when I do I give it my all.I have walked in about 15 fashion shows as well as been a fit model for Gen19 . I am goofy, friendly,passionate and I am willing to help those who help themselves. I never stop going for my goal until I am the best I can be. Currently I am a film student at the Art Institute of Charlotte. <div class="content-image" id="divBlogPage_Image1"><img id="bvimg1" src="" title="" /></div> <div class="content-image" id="divBlogPage_Image2"><img id="bvimg2" src="" title="" /></div> via: <a href="" target="_blank"></a>159517Model of the Month, BEAUTY, damita pickard, Feature Model, the konnected radio, Damita Pickard - Modblogs/4-2020/159517-thekonnected-damita-s.jpg2Black Lincoln - Entertainer of the Month by thekonnected0, 1 Apr 2020 22:39 GMTBlack Lincoln whose given name, Nicholas Shondall Dickens, and &nbsp;born on December 5, 1995 is an African American songwriter and music artist who was born and raised in Memphis, Tennessee. He started writing music when he was nine years old. The first funky rhyme he ever wrote was "This is serious stuff gangsta killing, so clap your hands with the feeling." to the instrumental of Young Jeezy Standing Ovation.&nbsp; When he performed it in front of his family, they laughed, so he gave up rap and dove into poetry. For thirteen consecutive years he wrote poetry and finally &nbsp;gave music another try. At the age of twenty-three he wrote his first real song and everyone who heard it, loved it. The musician ran into a few bumps in the road and released a mixtape called Era of Good Feelings: The Preamble which s only streamed Audiomack. When asked what does he want to achieve through his music, he said that, he wanted to emancipate the shackled minds and bring about an Era of Good Feelings again, thus why he called his upcoming album Era of Good Feelings. "Era of Good Feelings is left up to the listener's own interpretation but Era of Good Feelings to me, is that small piece of happiness that keeps you from going over the edge and its that thing that helps you relive the memories that you enjoy the most and that is what Era of Good Feelings means to me." Black Lincoln stated. He is still aspiring and striving to bring about the this new era. There is no doubt that he will bring about this change but the only question is when? Booking Information.................. Carzet Durham Number................................... 901-607-9267 <a href="" target="_blank"></a> via: <a href="" target="_blank"></a>159518Entertainer of the Month, Featured, black lincoln, entertainment of the month, feature Artist, Blackblogs/4-2020/159518-thekonnected-black--s.jpg1Stirke 4 The Arts by thekonnected0, 24 Mar 2020 20:23 GMTThank you for supporting our fundraiser as we raise money to provide opportunities for underprivileged kids. Please fill out the information below. <a href="" target="_blank">Click Here to register&nbsp;</a> <div class="content-image" id="divBlogPage_Image1"><img id="bvimg1" src="" title="" /></div> 158429bowling, strike 4 the arts, the konnected foundation inc, charityblogs/3-2020/158429-bowling-strike-4-ar-s.jpg20Jadakiss Freestyles Over Nate Dogg's "I Got Love" W/ The L.A. Leakers - Freestyle #101 by thekonnected0, 24 Mar 2020 20:05 GMT<center><a href="" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" /> Watch Video on YouTube</a></center>158422Jadakiss, LA Leakers, freestyle,the konnected radio, the kornerblogs/3-2020/158422-jadakiss-la-leakers-s.jpg8Fabolous Freestyles Over Nas' "Black Republican" W/ The L.A. Leakers - Freestyle #102 by thekonnected0, 24 Mar 2020 20:02 GMT<center><a href="" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" /> Watch Video on YouTube</a></center>158421Fabolous,LA Leakers,freestyle,the konnected radio,the kornerblogs/3-2020/158421-fabolous-la-leakers-s.jpg8Mickey factz Freestyle by thekonnected0, 24 Mar 2020 20:00 GMT<center><a href="" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" /> Watch Video on YouTube</a></center>158420Mickey Factz, Barz On I (5,freestyle, the konnected radio,the kornerblogs/3-2020/158420-mickey-factz-barz--s.jpg8Conway The Machine & Alchemist Share 'LULU' EP Release Date, Cover Art & Tracklist by thekonnected0, 24 Mar 2020 18:10 GMT<a href="" target="_blank">Conway The Machine</a>&nbsp;is linking up with&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">Alchemist</a>&nbsp;for an EP titled&nbsp;LULU. After teasing the project on social media last week, the duo has unveiled all of the details about their new collaboration. The upcoming EP is scheduled to drop on March 30. Cormega and ScHoolboy Q will make guest appearances on the seven-track project. LULU&nbsp;will be Conway's first release since the Griselda crew's Shady Records debut&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">WWCD</a>, which dropped last November. ALC is fresh off another collaboration, having teamed up with Boldy James for&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">The Price Of Tea In China</a>&nbsp;LP in February. Check out Conway and Alchemist's LULU cover art and tracklist below. 1. Intro 2. 14 Ki's 3. The Contract 4. Shoot Sideways f. ScHoolboy Q 5. Calvin 6. They Got Sonny f. Cormega 7. Gold BBS's via: <a href="" target="_blank"></a>158416Featured, buffalo, Conway, griselda, lulu, the konnected, the konnected radio, Conway The Machine & blogs/3-2020/158416-conway-machine-alch-s.jpg9Casanova Apologizes For Not Social Distancing Amid Coronavirus Pandemic by thekonnected0, 24 Mar 2020 17:58 GMT<a href="" target="_blank">Casanova</a>&nbsp;owned up to his mistakes after ignoring the advice of medical professionals amid the&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">coronavirus pandemic</a>. The Roc Nation rapper apologized via Instagram on Monday (March 23), expressing regret for posting videos in which he brazenly disregarded the calls for&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">social distancing</a>&nbsp;to stop the spread of&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">COVID-19</a>. "To all the people who saw my videos over the weekend I want to apologize," he wrote. "If you know me, you know what I've been thru and that I like to have fun and turn up with my friends. I didn't take this Coronavirus situation seriously until I visited my local hospital Kings county saw for my own see what this virus is doing everybody." Casanova realized the error of his ways, noting he potentially put his mother at risk. "I put my family, my friends at risk and that isn't something that is cool at all," he continued. "My mother is 74 years old and I put her at risk when she tried to get me off the block.And My life would never be the same if I was to lose her to my stupidity,a video shoot." The Brooklyn-bred rapper even praised the NYPD for shutting down his video shoot. "Also I want to say to the @nypd police officers who responded from the 70 precinct," he wrote. "I understand that yall were doing your jobs, trying to keep us all healthy and I apologize for putting your health and the health of y'all loved ones at risk as well." via: <a href="" target="_blank"></a>158407Featured, Casanova, coronavirus, the konnected, the konnected magazine, the konnected radio, Casanovblogs/3-2020/158407-thekonnected-casano-s.jpg17Coronavirus Blues? Meet D-Nice, Questlove, Cut Chemist, DJ Premier & More On IG Live by thekonnected0, 24 Mar 2020 17:51 GMTA growing number of artists are using Instagram Live to connect with their fans and peers as the<a href="" target="_blank">&nbsp;coronavirus pandemic</a>&nbsp;continues its global rampage. Boogie Down Productions DJ D-Nice ignited a&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">viral dance party</a>&nbsp;over the weekend with over 100,000 people. Presidential hopefuls Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden, former First Lady Michelle Obama, Rihanna, Drake, Erykah Badu and Russell Simmons were just a few of the famous names scrolling across the Instagram screen. via: <a href="" target="_blank"></a>158408Featured, Coronavirus Blues? Meet D-Nice Questlove Cut Chemist DJ Premier & More On IG Liveblogs/3-2020/158408-thekonnected-corona-s.jpg9Flavor Flav Reacts to Being Fired from Public Enemy by thekonnected0, 4 Mar 2020 19:54 GMTFlavor Flav took to Twitter to call out Public Enemy over firing him after a rift over the group performing at a rally for Sen. Bernie Sanders in Los Angeles ahead of "Super Tuesday," and the campaign insinuating the group was endorsing the Vermont Senator. Flav wrote, "@MrChuckD are you kidding me right now???,,,over Bernie Sanders??? You wanna destroy something we've built over 35 years OVER POLITICS???" following the tweet with another noting, "Also .@MrChuckD,,,i'm not on drugs like you're saying and have been clean for 10 years,,,i have battled addiction before and like millions of other Americans I know the massive toll it takes,,,Chuck you know better than to lie about shit like that,,,," Update 03/02/2020 9:46am: Public Enemy released a statement on Monday (March 2), announcing that the group's co-founder Flavor Flav has been fired. This comes after Flav sent a cease and desist letter to Sen. Bernie Sanders after Chuck D announced that he was going to perform at a rally for the presidential candidate.&nbsp; Public Enemy's statement reads, "Public Enemy and Public Enemy Radio will be moving forward without Flavor Flav. We thank him for his years of service and wish him well." The statement added that Public Enemy will continue with their plan to perform at Sanders' 6 pm rally at the Los Angeles Convention Center.&nbsp; Chuck D clarified the group's statement on Twitter, stating that Flav "won't do free benefit shows," and he added that the famed hype man would've been up for the Sanders rally if he was getting paid.&nbsp; Update 03/01/2020 9:56am: Previously, Flavor Flav called out Bernie Sanders for trying to use Public Enemy as part of what Flav calls a "fake revolution." Now, Chuck D has responded to the comments Flav made about the upcoming PE show at the Bernie Sanders rally in Los Angeles. Chuck D said "Flavor chooses to dance for his money and not do benevolent work like this. He has a year to get his act together and get himself straight or he's out." Chuck D's attorney also said "From a legal standpoint, Chuck could perform as Public Enemy if he ever wanted to; he is the sole owner of the Public Enemy trademark. He originally drew the logo himself in the mid-'80s, is also the creative visionary and the group's primary songwriter, having written Flavor's most memorable lines." source:&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">HipHopDX</a> Original 02/29/2020 4:05pm: News recently surfaced that Public Enemy will be playing at Bernie Sanders' rally set to take place in Los Angeles. However, Flavor Flav has come out with some news on the situation at hand, even going as far as calling Sanders' push to become president a "fake revolution." In a statement made to Billboard, Flavor Flav and his team said, "We have become aware that Flavor's bandmate and Public Enemy co-creator, Chuck D, has endorsed Bernie Sanders' candidacy for President and plans to perform at an upcoming Sanders Rally. While Chuck is certainly free to express his political views as he sees fit-his voice alone does not speak for Public Enemy. The planned performance will only be Chuck D of Public Enemy, it will not be a performance by Public Enemy. Those who truly know what Public Enemy stands for know what time it is, there is no Public Enemy without Flavor Flav." The legendary Public Enemy member's team concluded by saying, "Flav has always delivered his authentic self. That authenticity compels him to speak out to ensure voters are not misled and that Public Enemy's music does not become the soundtrack of a fake revolution." source:&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">Billboard</a> via: <a href="" target="_blank"></a>156471Uncategorized, Flavor Flav, Public Enemy, Flavor Flav Reacts to Being Fired from Public Enemybvc/45/8812-public-enemy.jpg9Is Development the Key to Keeping UP? by thekonnected0, 4 Mar 2020 19:37 GMTBillboard Reported on R&amp;B get creative or get left behind! by&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">Gail Mitchell</a>&nbsp;October 17, 2019, 11:18am EDT As streaming fuels rap's chart dominance, R&amp;B executives like H.E.R. manager Jeff Robinson say their genre must get creative - or get left behind. When Gabriella "Gabi" Wilson signed to RCA Records in 2011 as a 14-year-old, she never thought that, eight years later, she would be at the Grammys, taking home two trophies for the lush R&amp;B she released under the moniker&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">H.E.R.</a>&nbsp;And she certainly couldn't have imagined the view she would have one afternoon this past September when she witnessed 14,000 people show up to her inaugural Lights&nbsp;On Festival as she and her manager, Jeff Robinson, rode around the venue grounds in a golf cart. They weren't just there to see her: The sold-out event, which took place at the Bay Area's Concord Pavilion amphitheater, also featured a lineup of emerging R&amp;B talent that H.E.R. had curated, including<a href="" target="_blank">...</a> (all rights to author <a href="" target="_blank">Gail Mitchell</a> and Billboard) via: <a href="" target="_blank"></a>156370Uncategorized, Is Development the Key to Keeping UP?bvc/116/23506-the-konnected.jpg9Megan Thee Stallion Sues 1501 Entertainment, Allowed to Drop Music by thekonnected0, 3 Mar 2020 19:43 GMTAccording to TMZ, Megan Thee Stallion has sued her record label, 1501 Entertainment and a district judge in Harris County Texas has granted Meg with a temporary restraining order which will allow the Texan to drop new music on Friday. TMZ writes, "the deal calls for 1501 to get 60% of her recording income. The remaining 40% goes to her, but she has to use that to pay engineers, mixers and featured artists who work on the songs."&nbsp; The lawsuit claims her contract states that all proceeds from touring and live proceeds go to the label and that the 1501 Entertainment should provide her with proper accounting of what she's owed but says the information provided was "purposefully and deceptively vague."&nbsp; MTS is suing Carl Crawford and 1501 Certified Entertainment for at least $1 million in damages.&nbsp; Original 03/02/2020 12:04pm: Coming off of a hot debut in 2019, Megan Thee Stallion took to Instagram to address why she hasn't put out new music. She revealed that her label, 1501, isn't allowing her to drop anything new because she recently asked them to renegotiate a contract that she signed when she was younger.&nbsp; Megan explained that she was around 20-years-old when she signed to 1501, and she wasn't aware of some points in the contract until Roc Nation questioned her about them. When Megan went to 1501 to renegotiate, she claims that "things went left," and now they are stopping her from releasing anything, which she thinks is greedy. You can listen to her full statement above.&nbsp; via: <a href="" target="_blank"></a>156472Featured, Magazine, J Prince, Megan Thee Stallion, Megan Thee Stallion Sues 1501 Entertainment Allowbvc/116/23506-the-konnected.jpg9Kobe Bryant Pivoted From Music, But Hip Hop Was Always In His DNA by thekonnected0, 24 Feb 2020 23:42 GMTKobe Bryant's influence on the world transcended languages, borders and genders. The late Los Angeles Lakers legend made the Mamba Mentality not only a mantra, but a way of life for millions. He not only inspired millions to play ball, but hundreds of artists to reference <a href="" target="_blank">his likeness in their lyrics</a> as well to better tell their stories. Bryant was an aspiring rapper himself too near the early aughts, but he ended up mastering basketball instead of bars. The five-time champion's connections to the Hip Hop community were multifold throughout his life. Bryant's first connection to the Hip Hop community took place in 1996 when he was a high school basketball prodigy at Lower Merion High School in Philadelphia. He befriended rappers in school, going as far as forming the startup group CHEIZAW, but the ensemble never really materialized throughout the years. Then, like many before him, Bryant needed a date for the prom. In what was perhaps the first sign of killer confidence of his yet-to-be-developed career, Bryant courted platinum-performing R&amp;B singer Brandy to chaperone him as his date for the high school formal dance on May 24, 1996. Thirty-three days later, the kid who had his No. 33 high school jersey retired was drafted by the Hornets and then traded the same night to the Lakers. Brandy and Bryant both said they were nothing more than friends. Brandy was courtside cheering for Bryant as a rookie during the 1997 All-Star Game Slam Dunk Contest, which he won. Bryant later returned the support by appearing in an episode of Brandy's television show&nbsp;Moesha. All Eyez For Tupac According to platinum songwriter Delray Richardson, Bryant and Tupac Shakur met each other in Los Angeles on August 11, 1996 at the House Of Blues. The night was marked by a now mythical concert from LL Cool J and Outkast. A little over a month later, Tupac was gunned down and never got to see Bryant play in the NBA. Kobe Meets Wife Vanessa On Set Of Snoop Dogg's Music Video Bryant rode a lot of pine for the first couple of seasons on the Lakers bench as the Shaquille O'Neal-lead Lakers failed to make the NBA Finals in their first three years together. Then came the addition of coach Phil Jackson, and suddenly, the Lakers operated at the peak of their powers and avoided languishing by winning three consecutive NBA titles from 2000, 2001 and 2002. Turns out, the NBA's fourth all-time leading scorer was winning off the court during this era as well. In 1999, during the making of Snoop Dogg's Hip Hop trio "Tha Eastsidaz" music video shoot for the song "G'd Up," Bryant met Vanessa. Soon after they were engaged, then eventually married. Kobe didn't waltz into Snoop's set my accident. At the time, much rival teammate Shaq did before him, he was actively trying to kick off a side career as a rapper. For one three-month stretch in New Jersey for the summer of 1998, Bryant lived in the mansion of Steve Stoute, the legendary record executive who helped kickstart the careers of Will Smith and Nas. Stoute later signed Bryant (and CHEIZAW)&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">to Sony Entertainment</a>. Debut Single Fizzles, Album Stalls <center><a href="" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" /> Watch Video on YouTube</a></center> via: <a href="" target="_blank"></a>155412Featured, Sports, gianna bryant, kendrick lamar, Kobe Bryant, the konnected, the konnected magazine,bvc/116/23506-the-konnected.jpg9Blueface Warns Artists About L.A. Following Pop Smoke's Murder by thekonnected0, 21 Feb 2020 02:10 GMTLOS ANGELES, CA -&nbsp;In the wake of&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">Pop Smoke's</a>&nbsp;shooting death, Blueface has issued an ominous warning to artists who come to sunny Los Angeles looking for fame and fortune. On Wednesday (February 19) - only hours after the news of&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">Pop Smoke's murder</a>&nbsp;broke - Blueface vocalized his feelings about it in one of his Instagram Stories. He made it clear L.A. is not simply endless parties and days at the beach. "People think Cali/LA is beautiful sunny palm trees," he wrote. "Niggas die here every single day. I recommend any artist coming this way to get in touch wit the right natives just to keep you up to speed. Soon as you relax an think it's cool this way that's when they strike." via: <a href="" target="_blank"></a>155046Featured, Blueface, LA, Blueface Warns Artists About L.A. Following Pop Smoke's Murderbvc/116/23506-the-konnected.jpg9Win a chance to open up for Euro Gotit and Foogiano by thekonnected0, 8 Feb 2020 01:34 GMT**REGISTER TODAY** Here is a opportunity to win a chance to open up for Euro Gotit and Foogiano. Make sure you're at the <a href="" target="_blank">#KonnectedToAHit</a> showcase Feb 20 at Club Rehab in Spartanburg SC. You know we turn all the way up at this event. via: <a href="" target="_blank"></a>153780Featured, EURO GOTIT, the konnected, the konnected magazine, the konnected radio, Win a chance to opbvc/116/23506-the-konnected.jpg9Kobe Bryant dies in a helicopter crash by thekonnected0, 26 Jan 2020 20:49 GMTKobe Bryant died in a helicopter crash in Calabasas Sunday morning ... TMZ Sports has confirmed. <strong>Kobe's daughter Gianna Maria Onore - aka GiGi - was also on board the helicopter and died in the crash ... reps for Kobe tell TMZ Sports. She was 13.</strong> Kobe was traveling with at least 3 other people in his private helicopter when it went down. A fire broke out. Emergency personnel responded, but nobody on board survived. 5 people are confirmed dead. We're told Vanessa Bryant was not among those on board. <strong>We're told they were on their way to the Mamba Academy for a basketball practice when the crash occurred. The Academy is in nearby Thousand Oaks.</strong> via: <a href="" target="_blank"></a>152271Featured, dies, Kobe Bryant, Lakers, the konnected magazineblogs/1-2020/152271-thekonnected-kobe--s.jpg9Here Are Yandel's Most-Watched Videos, From 'Encantadora' to 'Expl cale' by thekonnected0, 14 Jan 2020 20:17 GMTFor years, we've enjoyed the music of urban singer&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">Yandel</a>, from his beginnings with&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">Wisin</a>, to his big hits as a soloist. Today (Jan. 14), the Puerto Rican singer is celebrating his 43rd birthday, and&nbsp;Billboard&nbsp;has gathered his five most-watched videos on YouTube. From "Encantadora" to "Expl cale" with&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">Bad Bunny</a>, enjoy Yandel's most-watched YouTube videos and dance in celebration of his birthday. via: <a href="" target="_blank"></a>150287Featured, Latin, Here Are Yandels Most-Watched Videos From Encantadora to Expl caleblogs/1-2020/150287-thekonnected-here--s.jpg9Pop Music Is Changing, So Meghan Trainor Did Too by thekonnected0, 14 Jan 2020 20:11 GMT<a href="" target="_blank">Meghan Trainor</a>&nbsp;remembers exactly when she realized pop music was changing. It was the spring of 2018 and she was just starting to promote her third album,&nbsp;Treat Myself. Its lead single, "<a href="" target="_blank">No Excuses</a>," had peaked at No.&nbsp;46 on the&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">Billboard Hot&nbsp;100</a>&nbsp;- a solid showing, if lower than past lead singles like "<a href="" target="_blank">All About That Bass</a>," which hit No.&nbsp;1 in 2014 - and her team had turned their attention to its follow-up, a laid-back disco track called "<a href="" target="_blank">Let You Be Right</a>." "The label, management, my whole team were really confident in it," recalls Trainor. "Radio guys were telling them, 'It's the only song that will work [off the new album].'&nbsp;And for the first time I was like, 'Alright, I'll do what you all want to do.' " As it turned out, "Let You Be Right" didn't even crack the Hot&nbsp;100. "That shit was&nbsp;wrong," she says of her team's prediction, forcing out a sneering laugh and adding: "Sorry, I'm getting fired up." via: <a href="" target="_blank"></a>150288Featured, singer, Pop Music Is Changing So Meghan Trainor Did Tooblogs/1-2020/150288-thekonnected-pop-mu-s.jpg9LeShana White - Model of the Month by thekonnected0, 1 Jan 2020 15:42 GMTOriginally from New York City and currently based in Charlotte, NC. By day I am a licensed professional counselor and by night I am involved in anything creative (ie. dancing, modeling, painting, making body butter). I officially started modeling the start of 2019. I won my first award as female model of the year at the Queen City Awards. I have walked in multiple fashion shows, some for charity, and enjoyed every moment of it. I identify as a petite model and mainly do lifestyle photo shoots, although open to other genres.&nbsp; <div class="content-image" id="divBlogPage_Image1"><img id="bvimg1" src="" title="" /></div> <div class="content-image" id="divBlogPage_Image2"><img id="bvimg2" src="" title="" /></div> For booking inquiries email&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank"></a> IG:&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank"></a> FB:&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank"></a> via: <a href="" target="_blank"></a>149275Model of the Month, Models, charlotte, LeShana White, model, new york city, the konnected models, Leblogs/1-2020/149275-thekonnected-leshan-s.jpg2Greta Rose - Entertainer of the Month by thekonnected0, 1 Jan 2020 15:39 GMT"I think one way or another music affects everyone. I want to use my music to connect and inspire those around me." Greta Rose is a 14 year old singer-songwriter who currently lives in Charlotte, North Carolina. Even though her main instrument is a six-stringed guitar, she also plays piano and ukulele. Her creativity is inspired by the possibility of connecting with people on a more personal level.&nbsp; Greta has always been a musician. She always had an interest in not only playing music, but writing it too. When Greta was in first grade, she wrote her first songs. Often times the lyrics were about something she was experiencing, whether is was happy or sad. Greta picked up her first guitar around 4 or 5 years old, but it wasn't until she was 7 that she got formal training. Along with guitar lessons, her parents also thought it would be beneficial to enroll her in vocal lessons. After several years of learning, Greta decided to go outside her comfort zone and experience performing. At first it was scary, but the kindness and motivation of those who lived in Charlotte inspired Greta to keep playing and sharing her music. Today, Greta Rose plays all around Charlotte. Whether it's opening shows or open mics, Greta performs weekly. You can listen to her original songs, "Waves", "Tear Me Down", and "Now", as well as many others, by looking up her album, "The Studio 13 Demos" on all major streaming platforms. <div class="content-image" id="divBlogPage_Image1"><img id="bvimg1" src="" title="" /></div> Social Media: Instagram: gretarosemusic Facebook: GretaRoseMusic Youtube: Greta Rose Music Website:&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank"></a> Photos by: Ski Studios via: <a href="" target="_blank"></a>149276Entertainer of the Month, Featured Artist, charlotte, Greta Rose, singer, the konnected magazine, yoblogs/1-2020/149276-thekonnected-greta--s.jpg1Locksmith Drops off a Fire Freestyle + Fat Joe Calls Him the Best | SWAY'S UNIVERSE by thekonnected0, 17 Dec 2019 18:09 GMT<center><a href="" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" /> Watch Video on YouTube</a></center>147455Fat Joe, Locksmith,freestyle, Sway,the konnected,the konnected radio,the konnected magazineblogs/12-2019/147455-fat-joe-locksmith--s.jpg8Rick Ross - Nobody's Favorite (Official Music Video) ft. Gunplay by thekonnected0, 17 Dec 2019 18:05 GMT<center><a href="" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" /> Watch Video on YouTube</a></center>147449Rick Ross,Miami, hip hop,the konnected,the konnected radio, the konnected magazineblogs/12-2019/147449-rick-ross-miami-hip-s.jpg7Latin Christmas Songs Sleighing The Season in 2020: Throwbacks, Twists & Good Tidings That Rock! by thekonnected0, 17 Dec 2019 17:31 GMTA rare Latin urban Christmas track by two Latinx acts and a fresh throwback to the big band sound recalling Hollywood's motion picture musicals of the '40s (think Gene Kelly) highlight some of&nbsp;the season's latest Latin Christmas songs that pop. Reimagined classics sparkle and new, bold and original works dazzle. Here are some of our favorite Latin Christmas songs&nbsp;to warm the holiday&nbsp;spirits. <strong>Fiesta En Navidad, Vol. 4 (Various artists)</strong>: More than 30 tracks make up the fourth edition of this tropical-themed Christmas album that has legs beyond Christmas as the 2020 countdown approaches. The carefully curated project is pure high-energy from JN Records: classics such as "Voy A Parrandear" from Tito Rojas and new music alike will move you, literally, including the salsa track by Ram n Rodriguez "Por Estar Pensando En Ti" with Luisito Ayala &amp; La Puerto Rican Power. The catchy merengue song "A Que Tu Viniste," performed by David Kenton and composed by David Peguero, makes a case for all: take time out to enjoy life. <center><a href="" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" /> Watch Video on YouTube</a></center> <center><a href="" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" /> Watch Video on YouTube</a></center> via: <a href="" target="_blank"></a>147447Featured, Magazine, Latin, the konnected, Latin Christmas Songs Sleighing The Season in 2020: Throwbblogs/12-2019/147447-thekonnected-latin--s.jpg9Darius Rucker to Headline Exclusive Super Bowl LIV Pre-Game Parties by thekonnected0, 17 Dec 2019 16:56 GMT<a href="" target="_blank">Darius Rucker</a>&nbsp;of&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">Hootie and the Blowfish</a>&nbsp;will headline the NFL's premium pregame parties prior to Super Bowl LIV in Miami on Feb. 2. The league's hospitality partner On Location will host all-inclusive pregame parties just steps away from Hard Rock Stadium where next year's Super Bowl game will be held. The parties will be within the stadium security perimeter, making them the closest to the game when it's time for kickoff. "On Location's pregame events are undeniably unmatched when it comes to hospitality, exclusivity and proximity to the stadium," said CEO of On Location Experiences&nbsp;<strong>John Collins</strong>&nbsp;in a statement. "This year we are particularly excited to have our pregame events outdoors and, more importantly, to have Darius Rucker as our headlining musical performance. This year's Super Bowl is shaping up to be one of the biggest sporting events in recent years, and On Location gets you closer to the game and the action of the weekend than anyone else in the market." Each pregame event will have appearances from NFL legends, premium food from some of Miami's best restaurants and live musical entertainment. On Location Experiences is also producing the Bud Light Super Bowl Music Fest, a three-night festival featuring some of the biggest names in music including&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">Guns N' Roses</a>,&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">Maroon 5</a>,&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">DJ Khaled</a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">DaBaby</a>. The Bud Light Super Bowl Music Fest will take place Jan. 30 through Feb. 1. On Location Experiences offers fan packages for Super Bowl weekend and is the only source to purchase verified tickets with exact seat locations directly from the NFL. courtesy of via: <a href="" target="_blank"></a>147441Featured, Magazine, Sports, nfl, Darius Rucker to Headline Exclusive Super Bowl LIV Pre-Game Partiesblogs/12-2019/147441-thekonnected-darius-s.jpg9Konnected To Africa Mixtape Vol 2 by thekonnected0, 15 Dec 2019 18:01 GMT<div class="content-image" id="divBlogPage_Image1"><img id="bvimg1" src="" title="" /></div> Click link to listen to mixtape via: <a href="" target="_blank"></a>147278Africa, Featured, Mixtapes, Music, Uncategorized, music, the konnected, the konnected africa, the koblogs/12-2019/147278-thekonnected-konnec-s.jpg15Billboard Women In Music 2019: Photos From the Red Carpet by thekonnected0, 13 Dec 2019 17:35 GMTTaylor Swift and Cyndi Lauper attend Billboard Women In Music 2019, presented by YouTube Music, on Dec. 12, 2019 in Los Angeles. via: <a href="" target="_blank"></a>147448Featured, Magazine, billboard, taylor swift, Billboard Women In Music 2019: Photos From the Red Carpblogs/12-2019/147448-thekonnected-billbo-s.jpg9Jimmy Lee Mixtape Release Party by thekonnected0, 12 Dec 2019 20:22 GMT<div class="content-image" id="divBlogPage_Image1"><img id="bvimg1" src="" title="" /></div> via: <a href="" target="_blank"></a>147176Featured, Ent, Jimmy Lee, Jimmy Lee Mixtape Release Partyblogs/12-2019/147176-thekonnected-jimmy--s.jpg20Nazzar Davis- Entertainer of the Month by thekonnected0, 6 Dec 2019 18:48 GMTMenasheh Davis Also known as "Nazzar Davis" Growing up in a single parent home and the youngest of 10 brothers and sisters. Born PA/Philadelphia currently &nbsp;serving in the heart of Charlotte, NC ( Queen City ). Raise in the church home but growing up poor and looking for food and money to help his mother pay the bills. Felt alone and never was able to get right in school and wanted to commit suicide. But growing in a church home for the love of music and dance Nazzar knew about God but never gave Him the time of day to be apart of his life. Hip- Hop music and Dancing was a gift he use to exscape and in different talent shows was getting love from females, friends and all other sexual desires. He still felt alone and empty until at 14 years old God spoke to him and said " I Haven't Forgot About You". Drop down to his knees and asking the Lord for forgiveness. Never thought in a day He would use his gift to praise God in all His ways. Heard a song from Canton Jones "My Walk". First Christian rap song and Nazzar develop his skills into rapping and realize God has always been with him and his family for years and took him 22 years to finally understand it was never about me, the women. It all about God. Nazzar Davis is currently working on his new MIXTAPE &amp; will sharing Truth, Love &amp; Faith in All that He does to keep moving forward. Instagram: NazzarDavis Facebook:&nbsp;Nazzar&nbsp;Davis Twitter: Nazzar93 <a href="" target="_blank"></a> LOVE GOD, LOVE PEOPLE &amp; HATE SIN. - ND <div class="content-image" id="divBlogPage_Image1"><img id="bvimg1" src="" title="" /></div> via: <a href="" target="_blank"></a>146767Entertainer of the Month, gospel, Nazzar, Nazzar Davis, the konnected, Nazzar Davis- Entertainer ofblogs/12-2019/146767-thekonnected-nazzar-s.jpg1Toisha.TheModel - Model of the Month by thekonnected0, 6 Dec 2019 18:26 GMTMy name is Latoisha Deans known as TOISHA.THEMODEL from Charlotte NC. I am first a mom to 2 boys, Naji (21) and Nasir (9) and then a Model. Modeling has always been a dream of mine, but school, my kids and career came first, so at the age of 38 in 2013 when I thought all odds were against me, I decided to just go for it and almost 7 years later thankful I did and still building my brand. I work in all areas of modeling but my main focus and love is print. I am a multi-published cover model, centerfold and back page holder with features in over 25 magazines. My personal calendars and posters have been shipped from NY down to TX on the east coast and out to LA on the west coast. I am a Brand Ambassador whose work has been posterized throughout Golden East Crossing Mall and I also do runway, hosting, videos, model coaching and more. Becoming a model has opened up other wonderful opportunities such as acting, radio and most importantly becoming an entrepreneur and starting my own Custom Lighters by Latoisha as a way to promote my brand and help other models and artists promote theirs. In 2018 I started working with Blue Diamond Entertainment as a model recruiter, coach and personal assistant to the CEO for all bookings and events. My work and inspiration to others have gotten me nominated consecutive years for Model of the Year in my hometown of Wilson, NC and here in Charlotte for the Queen City Awards. My message to others is it's never to late to live your dream, you only live once.... Go For It!!! For Bookings email Follow me on IG and Snapchat at Toisha.themodel and FB at Latoisha Deans-Toisha.themodel. <div class="content-image" id="divBlogPage_Image1"><img id="bvimg1" src="" title="" /></div> <div class="content-image" id="divBlogPage_Image2"><img id="bvimg2" src="" title="" /></div> <div class="content-image" id="divBlogPage_Image3"><img id="bvimg3" src="" title="" /></div> via: <a href="" target="_blank"></a>146768Model of the Month, BEAUTY, model, the konnected, Toisha.theModel, Toisha.TheModel - Model of the Moblogs/12-2019/146768-thekonnected-toisha-s.jpg2Fat Joe Teams With Dre For 'Family Ties' LP Featuring Eminem, Cardi B, Lil Wayne & More by thekonnected0, 5 Dec 2019 18:54 GMT<a href="" target="_blank">Fat Joe</a>&nbsp;has linked up with longtime collaborator&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">Dre</a>&nbsp;for a new album titled&nbsp;Family Ties. The Terror Squad MC claims the project is his final LP. <center><b><a href="" target="_blank"><img src="" width="73" height="73" border="0" /></a> <a href="" target="_blank">Listen on Spotify</a></b></center> <div class="content-image" id="divBlogPage_Image1"><img id="bvimg1" src="" title="" /></div> Joey Crack's swan song is comprised of 11 tracks. Guests include&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">Eminem</a>,&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">Cardi B</a>,&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">Lil Wayne</a>, Remy Ma, Ty Dolla $ign and Mary J. Blige, among others. via: <a href="" target="_blank"></a>146769Featured, Fat Joe, music, Fat Joe Teams With Dre For Family Ties LP Featuring Eminem Cardi B Lil Wblogs/12-2019/146769-thekonnected-fat-jo-s.jpg15French Montana Drops 'Montana' Album Featuring Drake, Cardi B, Travis Scott & More by thekonnected0, 4 Dec 2019 19:05 GMTMonths after announcing the&nbsp;Montana&nbsp;album,&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">French Montana</a>&nbsp;closes out 2019 by finally dropping the project. The Epic Records artist's third studio LP is jam-packed with features, boasting contributions from stars such as&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">Drake</a>,&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">Cardi B</a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">Travis Scott</a>. Longtime collaborators Max B and the late Chinx are also among the guests. Other notable artists appearing on the LP include Quavo, A$AP Rocky, City Girls, Juicy J, Swae Lee, Chris Brown, Post Malone, Kodak Black and Kevin Gates. <center><b><a href="" target="_blank"><img src="" width="73" height="73" border="0" /></a> <a href="" target="_blank">Listen on Spotify</a></b></center> <div class="content-image" id="divBlogPage_Image1"><img id="bvimg1" src="" title="" /></div> via: <a href="" target="_blank"></a>146771Featured, french montana, the konnected, French Montana Drops Montana Album Featuring Drake Cardiblogs/12-2019/146771-thekonnected-french-s.jpg15