Hip Hop Community News – The Source http://thesource.com Latest in Hip Hop, Entertainment, Sports and Film Sun, 19 Aug 2018 20:05:14 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.8 Did Cardi B Have A Point With Her Clapback to Funk Flex’s Payola Allegations? http://thesource.com/2018/08/18/cardi-b-funk-flex-payola-allegations/ http://thesource.com/2018/08/18/cardi-b-funk-flex-payola-allegations/#respond Sat, 18 Aug 2018 18:48:47 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=460357 Funkmaster Flex recently made a heavily-loaded statement towards Cardi B, but of course we all knew latest in our line of Hip-Hop Queens in the game wouldn’t tolerate that level of disrespect.   FROM THE DESK OF @IAMCARDIB… 😳💯 A post shared by Level Up Hip Hop 📶⬆ (@leveluphiphop_) on Aug 15, 2018 at 2:13pm […]

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Funkmaster Flex recently made a heavily-loaded statement towards Cardi B, but of course we all knew latest in our line of Hip-Hop Queens in the game wouldn’t tolerate that level of disrespect.

 

FROM THE DESK OF @IAMCARDIB… 😳💯

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Ultimately, she’s concluded that the veteran DJ hasn’t liked her since she parted ways with old management.

She furthermore dismissed the claim as baseless, citing she was signed to Atlantic Records six months prior to releasing “Bodak Yellow” and her career appeared stagnant. However, when the song dropped and people responded well, Cardi says even Drake invited her to perform it at OVO Fest.

“Was that a label and payola too?” She may have a point.

Bardi then calls attention to collaborating with artist who are more popular than her and some who are less popular than her. Regardless of what a song does on the charts, she remains dedicated to her craft.

“People call me a flop when it don’t do good but when [it] is good, its payola or [its] a f****** excuse. GTFO!” Again, good point made here.

“I’m just out here giving people what they want and making sure I make money! All that other bulls*** I don’t a f*** about.”

On a more positive note, Bardi recently took to Instagram to let fans know she has scored another certified gold single for “I Do,” which features SZA.

 

So, after reading the full response above, what do you guys think: Team Flex or Team Cardi? Sound off over on our Facebook and Twitter!

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NYU Offering Free Tuition To All Of Its Medical Students http://thesource.com/2018/08/18/nyu-offering-free-tuition-to-all-of-its-medical-students/ http://thesource.com/2018/08/18/nyu-offering-free-tuition-to-all-of-its-medical-students/#respond Sat, 18 Aug 2018 18:09:16 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=460500 New York University has announced this week that its School of Medicine will provide free tuition for all present and future students. Citing the risk of “overwhelming” debt, it says every student will qualify regardless of merit or financial need. NYU said financial worries were driving graduates to more lucrative specialities, pushing doctors away from […]

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New York University has announced this week that its School of Medicine will provide free tuition for all present and future students.

Citing the risk of “overwhelming” debt, it says every student will qualify regardless of merit or financial need. NYU said financial worries were driving graduates to more lucrative specialities, pushing doctors away from more general positions.

The scholarship covers annual tuition costs of up to $55,000, however, fees such as books and room and board are not covered.

NYU School of Medicine made the surprise announcement at its annual White Coat Ceremony on Thursday – when new students receive a white lab coat as they begin their studies.

A study produced by the Association of American Medical Colleges estimated that in 2017 75% of medical students graduated in debt. Graduates move towards higher-paying areas of medicine over paediatrics, primary care or gynaecology due to their “staggering student loans”.

NYU is now the only top 10 U.S. medical school to offer free tuition.

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Mexico’s Marines Finds 10,000 Lbs. Of Crystal Meth In Mountain Lab http://thesource.com/2018/08/17/mexicos-marines-finds-10000-lbs-of-crystal-meth-in-mountain-lab/ http://thesource.com/2018/08/17/mexicos-marines-finds-10000-lbs-of-crystal-meth-in-mountain-lab/#respond Sat, 18 Aug 2018 01:48:07 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=460459 Mexican marines on Friday said they had discovered an underground drug lab in the mountains outside the capital of Sinaloa state where they destroyed 50 tons of methamphetamine. Marines found the lab after intelligence reports indicated that tons of drugs were being produced in the area of Alcoyonqui municipality, about 12 miles outside the state […]

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Mexican marines on Friday said they had discovered an underground drug lab in the mountains outside the capital of Sinaloa state where they destroyed 50 tons of methamphetamine.

Marines found the lab after intelligence reports indicated that tons of drugs were being produced in the area of Alcoyonqui municipality, about 12 miles outside the state capital of Culiacan, the marine ministry said in a statement.

The drugs were hidden underground in two areas along with barrels of the chemicals used to produce meth. The drugs were incinerated on site due to the difficult access to the remote location, the ministry said.

Mexico is a major supplier of methamphetamine to the United States and is the top source of heroin, which is fueling a resurgence in opioid addiction worse than the U.S. seen in the 1960s and 1970s. The country is also the principal highway for cocaine trafficked north.

Sinaloa is the seat of the powerful cartel formerly run by Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, who is facing trial in the United States later this year.

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Funk Master Flex Says Cardi B’s Team Paid DJ’s For Radio Play http://thesource.com/2018/08/17/funk-master-flex-says-cardi-bs-team-paid-djs-for-radio-play/ http://thesource.com/2018/08/17/funk-master-flex-says-cardi-bs-team-paid-djs-for-radio-play/#respond Fri, 17 Aug 2018 16:12:19 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=460316 Veteran DJ Funk Master Flex has yet to answer to the challenge from DJ Kid Capri but seems quite eager to speak out against female rapper Cardi B. This isn’t the first time he’s downplayed the Bronx native. In fact, back in April, he accused her of having a ghostwriter. This time around, he is back […]

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Veteran DJ Funk Master Flex has yet to answer to the challenge from DJ Kid Capri but seems quite eager to speak out against female rapper Cardi B.

This isn’t the first time he’s downplayed the Bronx native. In fact, back in April, he accused her of having a ghostwriter.

This time around, he is back with another accusation about the Invasion of Privacy rapper. According to him, earlier in her career, her team approached him as well as other DJ’s to pay them in exchange for spinning her records.

On Wednesday, Flex had the time to notice LevelUpHipHip_’s Instagram post which celebrated Cardi. However, Flex felt indifferent and expressed his displeasure.

“I think Cardi is a great entertainer and has great songs! I gave my opinion when she said she was “King of NY” and when I found out she didn’t write her own songs! I met Cardi and her management and I respected his and Cardi’s hustle! BUT LET’S BE CLEAR. CARDI’S TEAM AND MANY OTHER ARTIST (in the beginning of career) PAY DJS TO PLAY RECORDS AND SAY THAT “THEY ARE HOT” (Since I never took a penny from a rapper I’m not scared to speak on it) I have emails I’ve gotten from labels over the years with names and figures!”

Judging by the excessive capital letters he must feel strongly about the issue. The heavily loaded statement is backed by alleged email proof with the associated figures included.

We all know Bardi is not one to tolerate disrespect and you can bet she’ll have something to say about this.

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ATL Rapper Young Thug Arrested On Felony Gun Charges in Cali http://thesource.com/2018/08/17/young-thug-arrested-on-felony-gun-charges/ http://thesource.com/2018/08/17/young-thug-arrested-on-felony-gun-charges/#respond Fri, 17 Aug 2018 14:17:21 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=460264 Last night was supposed to be all about celebrating the release of Young Thug’s Slime Language album. In addition, it was also his birthday. However, the night ended in controversy. The Atlanta native is now facing felony gun charges after he and his crew were found in possession of multiple weapons. According to TMZ, the […]

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Last night was supposed to be all about celebrating the release of Young Thug’s Slime Language album. In addition, it was also his birthday. However, the night ended in controversy.

The Atlanta native is now facing felony gun charges after he and his crew were found in possession of multiple weapons.

According to TMZ, the incident began outside the Dave & Buster’s Hollywood venue. As police were preparing to leave, one of Thugger’s crew members ran into a police cruiser. This prompted authorities to search the vehicle where they eventually found weapons.

Footage taken outside the venue shows the rapper being placed in handcuffs before being escorted to an awaiting police cruiser.

Thugger was booked just after 3 AM for carrying a concealed weapon in a vehicle. He’s currently being held on a $35,000 bond.
Not the best way to step into another year of life but we will have more on this story as it continues to develop.

 

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Philadelphia Eagles Players Stay in Tunnel During National Anthem http://thesource.com/2018/08/17/philadelphia-eagles-players-stay-in-tunnel-during-national-anthem/ http://thesource.com/2018/08/17/philadelphia-eagles-players-stay-in-tunnel-during-national-anthem/#respond Fri, 17 Aug 2018 11:32:47 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=460239 The form of protest during the national anthem was different for Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins, cornerback De’Vante Bausby and defensive end Michael Bennett, but the message remained the same as they continued to try drawing attention to social and racial injustices in the U.S. toward African Americans. On Thursday, the three Eagles waited in the […]

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The form of protest during the national anthem was different for Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins, cornerback De’Vante Bausby and defensive end Michael Bennett, but the message remained the same as they continued to try drawing attention to social and racial injustices in the U.S. toward African Americans.

On Thursday, the three Eagles waited in the tunnel leading out to the field during the national anthem on Thursday night just before the Eagles faced the New England Patriots.

The NFL adopted an anthem policy in May that would allow players to stay in the locker room during the anthem in order to avoid a fine. But that policy is no longer in effect as the NFL and players’ association have been working on a new policy.

Last week, Jenkins and Bausby raised their fist, while Bennett stayed in the tunnel and came jogging out as the anthem was being played.

Before the game, Jenkins wore a T-shirt that read, “You Aren’t Listening”. That was written on a sign that Jenkins held up back on June 6 in response to President Donald Trump canceling the Eagles’ White House visit, saying that the Eagles aren’t patriotic.

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Philly Mom Who Spent $25K on Son’s Dubai Themed Prom Indicted on Social Security Fraud http://thesource.com/2018/08/17/philly-mom-who-spent-25k-on-sons-dubai-themed-prom-indicted-on-social-security-fraud/ http://thesource.com/2018/08/17/philly-mom-who-spent-25k-on-sons-dubai-themed-prom-indicted-on-social-security-fraud/#respond Fri, 17 Aug 2018 10:22:19 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=460193 A North Philadelphia woman who gained international attention last year for spending $25,000 on her son’s prom is facing multiple counts that could land her in jail for 140 years. Saudia Shuler, 44, was charged Tuesday with six counts of wire fraud, two counts of social security fraud and one count of theft of government […]

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A North Philadelphia woman who gained international attention last year for spending $25,000 on her son’s prom is facing multiple counts that could land her in jail for 140 years.

Saudia Shuler, 44, was charged Tuesday with six counts of wire fraud, two counts of social security fraud and one count of theft of government funds by the U.S. Attorney’s Office of the Eastern District.

According to the federal indictment, Shuler applied for benefits from the Social Security Administration, claiming she was disabled and unable to work. After being approved, she allegedly continued to work, including at her Country Cookin’ restaurant in the 2800 block of North 22nd Street.

Shuler is alleged to have never reported her income to Social Security, which is in violation of the program. The total loss to the government was put at $36,785.67.

In the spring of 2017, Shuler gained national attention when she spent $25,000 on a camel, three tons of sand and exotic sports cars for an event in her North Philadelphia neighborhood on the night of her son’s prom. Her son had three dates that night.

Shuler said she had thought of sending her only son, Johnny Eden Jr., to Dubai for a visit. Instead, she decided to bring the Persian Gulf nation to Philadelphia for festivities before the formal dance. Eden’s mother later said she had paid for her son’s tuition to Delaware State University in cash.

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Aretha Franklin’s Family is Reportedly Planning a Public Viewing at Detroit Museum http://thesource.com/2018/08/17/aretha-franklins-viewing-museum/ http://thesource.com/2018/08/17/aretha-franklins-viewing-museum/#respond Fri, 17 Aug 2018 10:00:56 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=460196 Aretha Franklin, 76, passed away Thursday morning due to pancreatic cancer. The soul legend’s funeral is definitely going to be a massive turnout and apparently, her family is aware of this. TMZ reports that the memorial service for the Queen of Soul will be held at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History in […]

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Aretha Franklin, 76, passed away Thursday morning due to pancreatic cancer. The soul legend’s funeral is definitely going to be a massive turnout and apparently, her family is aware of this.

TMZ reports that the memorial service for the Queen of Soul will be held at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History in Detroit. Aretha frequently visited the museum. It’s large enough to accommodate the thousands of guests expected to arrive.

The viewing will be an open casket and there will be lots of singing because it just wouldn’t be right if there wasn’t a lot of singing. There’s no set date yet.

The museum was also the site for Rosa Parks’ viewing in 2005.

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Juelz Santana Facing up to 20 Years in Prison After Pleading Guilty to Airport Gun Charge http://thesource.com/2018/08/16/juelz-santana-20-years-prison-gun-charge/ http://thesource.com/2018/08/16/juelz-santana-20-years-prison-gun-charge/#respond Thu, 16 Aug 2018 20:49:22 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=460097 Things are looking distressed for the future of Juelz Santana. The rapper is currently facing 20 years in prison after pleading guilty to federal gun charges after he confessed to bringing a loaded handgun onto a plane at Newark airport, according to NewJersey.com. On Thursday, Santana pleaded guilty to possession of a firearm by a […]

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Things are looking distressed for the future of Juelz Santana. The rapper is currently facing 20 years in prison after pleading guilty to federal gun charges after he confessed to bringing a loaded handgun onto a plane at Newark airport, according to NewJersey.com.

On Thursday, Santana pleaded guilty to possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and carrying a weapon on an aircraft in federal court in Newark. His sentencing is slated for Dec. 12, where he faces up to 20 years in prison.

The “There It Go” rapper was arrested back in March after authorities allegedly caught him trying to smuggle a loaded gun and drugs past airport security as he boarded a flight to San Francisco. He was charged with unlawful possession of a weapon and possession of a controlled dangerous substance and was also held on an undisclosed federal warrant.

TSA agents learned about the loaded gun when he passed through screening at the terminal, spotting the gun inside of his bag. They reportedly found a Derringer .38-caliber gun, loaded with two bullets.

Santana immediately fled the airport, leaving behind his two bags, identification card, and boarding pass. Three days later, he turned himself in, officially facing the charges.

Prior to pleading guilty, the trial was pushed back by a night month after the Dipset notable’s legal team filed an order for pushback. The respective counsel found a sole need to accumulate rational timing to prepare for the trial.

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Source Exclusive: Eric B. & Rakim Discuss the Keys to Longevity Over Mikey Likes It Ice Cream http://thesource.com/2018/08/16/source-exclusive-eric-b-rakim-mikey-likes-it/ http://thesource.com/2018/08/16/source-exclusive-eric-b-rakim-mikey-likes-it/#respond Thu, 16 Aug 2018 20:16:00 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=460064 When it comes to Hip-Hop, it doesn’t really get more legendary than Eric B. & Rakim. The iconic rap duo decided to celebrate the news of both an upcoming one-off anniversary concert and a special edition vinyl boxset, in collaboration with our friends over at Urban Legends, by taking over popular NYC soft-serve parlor Mikey […]

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When it comes to Hip-Hop, it doesn’t really get more legendary than Eric B. & Rakim.

The iconic rap duo decided to celebrate the news of both an upcoming one-off anniversary concert and a special edition vinyl boxset, in collaboration with our friends over at Urban Legends, by taking over popular NYC soft-serve parlor Mikey Likes It Ice Cream for a night.

We were on the scene for the East Village hang-out, where fans and media came in droves to meet the guys and try out their new flavor, available at the shop for one month only.


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In terms of the boxset, reissued copies of the entire Eric B. & Rakim catalogue will be released on a ten-disc vinyl/CD set for the first time, appropriately-titled The Complete Collection 1987-1992. How it all relates to ice cream, well, who doesn’t like ice cream?! Then again, Mikey’s is known in the community for switching up his flavors to usually reflect important figures in Hip-Hop culture. For example, in celebration of Hip-Hop Soul princess Aaliyah’s birthday back in January, the flavor of the month was titled “Resolution,” named after the late singer’s popular first single off her final album. Similarly for the guys, their flavor is called “FOLLOW THE LEADER,” a fresh blueberry ice cream with golden and chocolate sandwich cookie pieces and a sea salt caramel swirl, named after the duo’s 1988 sophomore album.

So, how do you survive in the game for over two decades and still stay relevant enough to do cool collabs like this? Here’s what Eric B. had to say to The Source about that:

“Do what you feel. We would do stuff like this for free. [Working with Rakim again] felt right and it still feels good 31 years later. We stood the test of time.”

— Eric B.

Rakim kept it pretty brief as well, following up his partner in rhyme by simply stating, “[It’s about] staying true to the craft and ourselves. Staying true to Hip-Hop allows us to do things like this [ice cream collaboration and vinyl release]. It’s a blessing.”

Take a look at more pics from the event last night at Mikey Likes It, and check for Eric B & Rakim’s The Complete Collection boxset right now for $179.98 in the Urban Legends web store.

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Hair Transplant Doctor’s Business Booms Following Nicki Minaj and Safaree’s Twitter Feud http://thesource.com/2018/08/16/hair-transplant-nicki-safaree/ http://thesource.com/2018/08/16/hair-transplant-nicki-safaree/#respond Thu, 16 Aug 2018 14:31:48 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=459988 Nicki Minaj declared a full-blown Twitter war with her ex-boyfriend Safaree Samuels earlier this week. A lot of tea was spilled, but the most savory part of the entire moment was when Chun-Li revealed that she dropped a whopping 10 bands for SB’s new and improved hairline. Not very long from that point, Tyga was […]

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Nicki Minaj declared a full-blown Twitter war with her ex-boyfriend Safaree Samuels earlier this week. A lot of tea was spilled, but the most savory part of the entire moment was when Chun-Li revealed that she dropped a whopping 10 bands for SB’s new and improved hairline. Not very long from that point, Tyga was dragged into the mix up because he went to the same doctor according to the “Barbie Dreams” rapper.

Dr. Craig Ziering, the hair transplant specialist who took handled Tyga’s hairline, says his “phone has been ringing off the hook” ever since the “Taste” rapper tweeted the link to the doctor saying, “Tellem Tyga sent u.”

So it turns out that Safaree wasn’t lying, as him and Tyga got their transplants from different specialists.

Dr. Ziering says he keeps every one of his customer’s secrets, however, he acknowledges Tyga confessing all and giving him a major lift in business. Since Safaree was coming clean about setting off to an alternate specialist, it makes his remarks in regards to the “Barbie Tings” rapper supposedly cutting him with a blade less faulty.

TMZ’s Van Lathan says Safaree isn’t lying, either, asserting that there’s a video of Nicki chasing her then-boyfriend with a knife. This entire experience continues getting more interesting.

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Travis Scott Helps Pay for Funeral for Fan’s Mother http://thesource.com/2018/08/16/travis-scott-fan-mom-funeral/ http://thesource.com/2018/08/16/travis-scott-fan-mom-funeral/#respond Thu, 16 Aug 2018 14:11:11 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=459984 A lucky Travis Scott fan received a gift from La Flame himself to help cover memorial service costs for his mom. Peter Valdriz responded to Cactus Jack’s tweet promising that he’ll break down $100,000 by means of the Cash application to his supporters. “This would definitely help with my Mom’s funeral cost,” Valdriz said in […]

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A lucky Travis Scott fan received a gift from La Flame himself to help cover memorial service costs for his mom.

Peter Valdriz responded to Cactus Jack’s tweet promising that he’ll break down $100,000 by means of the Cash application to his supporters. “This would definitely help with my Mom’s funeral cost,” Valdriz said in his reply. Scott later hit Valdriz with $800, adding that it’s “not much, but hope can help.”

“Knowing that someone is out there trying to help us during this difficult time means the world to us,” Valdriz revealed to TMZ Thursday. The fan’s mom, who passed away because of complexities from a cerebrum infection, would have turned 52 around the same time that Scott gave him a gift. Following Scott’s cash donation, Valdriz included, different outsiders contributed to assist him with extra burial service costs.

The generous Travis Scott is set to debut his inaugural Astroworld Festival, set to take place in Houston in November. The line up has yet to be announced.

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Casanova Turns Himself in on Felony Charges Following Alleged Attack on Woman in NYC http://thesource.com/2018/08/16/casanova-warrant-assault-nyc/ http://thesource.com/2018/08/16/casanova-warrant-assault-nyc/#respond Thu, 16 Aug 2018 13:58:43 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=459979 Over the weekend, a warrant was issued for the arrest of Brooklyn rapper, Casanova, for an alleged physical attack that happened the prior week. As per TMZ, a lady named Niya Rucker recorded a report against the “Set Trippin” rapper, asserting she was assaulted by him and another person at Good Stuff Diner in New […]

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Over the weekend, a warrant was issued for the arrest of Brooklyn rapper, Casanova, for an alleged physical attack that happened the prior week.

As per TMZ, a lady named Niya Rucker recorded a report against the “Set Trippin” rapper, asserting she was assaulted by him and another person at Good Stuff Diner in New York.

Sources say Casanova thought Rucker was recording him while they were both at the restaurant, so he assaulted her trying to stop the account and snatched her cell phone. In any case, Rucker revealed to PIX11 that she was simply recording her meal for Instagram Live.

As indicated by authorities, the occurrence left Rucker with a broken jaw, a loose tooth, and bruises to the face. They say one of the men additionally place her in a sleeper hold during the scuffle.

Consequently, authorities issued a warrant for Casanova’s arrest which led him to turn himself in on Wednesday morning in Manhattan on a lawful offense second-degree burglary allegation. Meanwhile, his lawyer discloses to TMZ that he adamantly denies the case.

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Meek Mill Fights for Inmate Serving Life in Prison for Legal Technicalities http://thesource.com/2018/08/16/meek-mill-fights-for-inmate/ http://thesource.com/2018/08/16/meek-mill-fights-for-inmate/#respond Thu, 16 Aug 2018 13:31:24 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=459957 Since being discharged from jail in April, Meek Mill has made it his main goal to fight for inmates who don’t have access to the same resources he does. Presently, the Philadelphia rapper is utilizing his voice to advocate for the release of Eric Riddick, a man he met in jail who is serving a […]

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Since being discharged from jail in April, Meek Mill has made it his main goal to fight for inmates who don’t have access to the same resources he does. Presently, the Philadelphia rapper is utilizing his voice to advocate for the release of Eric Riddick, a man he met in jail who is serving a life sentence for legal technicalities.

As indicated by a report from ABC News, Riddick has been serving life in jail since 1991 for first-degree murder. Riddick recorded an interest in the wake of discovering that the solitary observer for the situation abjured his declaration, however, the interest was dismissed after a judge said it was past the point of no return.

In a letter that accompanied the most recent appeal denial, a judge wrote that it is “likely that an innocent man sits behind bars for no better reason than a poorly conceived statute.” Meek trusts Riddick’s case is apart of the flaws of the broken system where “judges can actually believe you’re innocent but still keep you in prison.”

The rapper is urging people to go out and vote in the 2018 midterm elections, particularly for local authorities, for example, head prosecutors and judges. “We’re the people who have to be judged by these people,” the MC said. “I think we should all use our power and (vote for) people who are normal people and people who will use power with morals.”

It’s not Meek’s first time advocating for Riddick’s case. In June, amid an appearance on MSNBC’s The Beat With Ari, the Legends of the Summer rapper said he wanted his lawyers to help his friend.

“He has like a messed up case where he basically proved his innocence but due to certain statutory and laws that were created, even if you prove yourself innocent, you can’t get out,” Meek told host Ari Melber.

The “Stay Woke” rapper has likewise posted about Riddick’s circumstance on Instagram, sharing a photograph of the letter from a judge who expressed Riddick is in all likelihood an innocent man.

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Clark Atlanta University Left Over 150 New Students Homeless http://thesource.com/2018/08/15/clark-atlanta-university-left-over-150-new-students-homeless/ http://thesource.com/2018/08/15/clark-atlanta-university-left-over-150-new-students-homeless/#respond Thu, 16 Aug 2018 02:49:27 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=459812 As many college students prepare for the upcoming fall semester, the last thing anyone wants to deal with is housing issues. For Clark Atlanta University (CAU)  that is exactly what’s going on. According to WSB-TV, about 150 students waited outside the HBCU’s student center with looming questions surrounding their housing status on Tuesday, August 14. Classes […]

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As many college students prepare for the upcoming fall semester, the last thing anyone wants to deal with is housing issues. For Clark Atlanta University (CAU)  that is exactly what’s going on.

According to WSB-TV, about 150 students waited outside the HBCU’s student center with looming questions surrounding their housing status on Tuesday, August 14. Classes begin on August 15.

First-year students and sophomores are required to live on campus; upperclassmen may choose to live off campus. According to the school’s statement, upperclassmen were required to reserve their housing with a deposit and complete the financial enrollment process by August 1, 2018.

The Office of Student Services and Campus Life, open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., is “working diligently with students to complete their financial enrollment process,” the statement said.

Consequently, the university is being slammed on social media.

Hopefully, this issue is resolved sooner rather than later. It’s a terrible black eye for any university, let alone an HBCU Universiy.

 

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Did 50 Cent Make a Break in the Casanova Assault Case? http://thesource.com/2018/08/15/did-50-cent-make-a-break-in-the-casanova-assault-case/ http://thesource.com/2018/08/15/did-50-cent-make-a-break-in-the-casanova-assault-case/#respond Thu, 16 Aug 2018 00:19:14 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=459874 We all know when 50 Cent feels strongly about anything, there’s a good chance the issue will surface in some form on his Instagram page. His latest post has us wondering if he as made a break in the assault case of Brooklyn rapper Casanova?  Last week we reported that the NYPD opened an investigation into […]

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We all know when 50 Cent feels strongly about anything, there’s a good chance the issue will surface in some form on his Instagram page.

His latest post has us wondering if he as made a break in the assault case of Brooklyn rapper Casanova?  Last week we reported that the NYPD opened an investigation into the rapper and his crew after a woman named Niya Rucker claims the group attacked her.

According to her, she and Casanova were both inside the Good Stuff Diner when one of the crew members assumed she was filming the rapper. As a result, they took her phone. She further claims that one of Cas’ crew members put her in a chokehold while the rapper deleted the video from her phone.

Thus leaving her with a possible fractured jaw, a loose tooth and several lacerations to her face requiring stitches. She also appeared visibly shaken while appearing on WPIX11 News.

However, 50 might want her to appear on Power because his recent IG post suggests Ms. Rucker is good at reading lines because she was coached by her lawyer.

“He didn’t touch you though, right?” a womanly voice ask. Then another womanly voice responds, “nah…he deleted the live. He got my phone and deleted the live first.”

“But he didn’t hit you though, right, asked the first voice again. The second voice which is believed to be Ms. Rucker then makes a shocking statement. “Nobody hit me, I’m not no clout chasing-ass-motherf*****. I’m not no groupie-ass-motherf*****,” said the alleged voice.

It is the next statement that follows which leads us to believe 50 may have made a break in the case. “If somebody can give me the name to the n***** that actually touched me,  or whatever the case may be for my actual story, we can find out who this n***** is, then we’re good 100 percent all day.”

Furthermore, the womanly voice directing the questions then admits “I don’t know who the guy was.” As if that wasn’t enough evidence to dismiss the case already, the voice believed to be Ms Rucker interjects to say, “and with the lawsuit, it’s not against him per se, it’s against the f****** restaurant because none of these n***** did s*** while this whole s*** was going down.”

👀See why you can’t believe everything you hear, shorty say Casanova didn’t touch her. 🍾#lecheminduroi reads 50’s caption. We aren’t sure how exactly he obtained the conversation but clearly, something isn’t adding up. We’ll have more on this issue as it develops.

Cas unofficially responded to the allegations by dropping a snippet of a freestyle over Mobb Deep’s “Quiet Storm.” the caption read “Y’all know my body..I’m built for this type of shit..Picture me risking it all over a chick.”

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Can Murda Mook’s Return Change the Landscape of Battle Rap? http://thesource.com/2018/08/15/can-murda-mooks-return-change-the-landscape-of-battle-rap/ http://thesource.com/2018/08/15/can-murda-mooks-return-change-the-landscape-of-battle-rap/#respond Wed, 15 Aug 2018 19:47:59 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=459705 Rare Breed Entertainment presents the Stacked Rare Breeds card this Saturday on August 18th. Crowds will flock to Manhattan, New York’s Club Drom. Everyone will be eager to see if Murda Mook can return to his rare form. Taking his first battle after a four hiatus, this highly anticipated matchup against Aye Verb comes with a […]

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Rare Breed Entertainment presents the Stacked Rare Breeds card this Saturday on August 18th. Crowds will flock to Manhattan, New York’s Club Drom. Everyone will be eager to see if Murda Mook can return to his rare form.

Taking his first battle after a four hiatus, this highly anticipated matchup against Aye Verb comes with a few looming questions. Can Mook’s return change the landscape of battle rap? Or knock him off of its Mt. Rushmore?

With only four spots available, Mook has definitely earned his stripes as a legend and a flag bearer for the primary era of battle rap.

We caught up R.B.E. co-owner, A.R.P. to get his perspective on the implications behind this battle and why it will be one to remember. 

The Source: What does this battle mean to the culture?

A.R.P.: This is one of the most important battles in history. This is a rivalry that has lasted throughout the entire battle rap legacy–stemming from the on-camera era. The outcome of this battle will definitely change legacies.

If Mook loses, does that knock him off battle rap’s Mt. Rushmore?

I’m not sure if Murda Mook can be removed from the Mt. Rushmore–win or lose this battle. Think of it like the logo of the NBA. The logo of the NBA is Jerry West, yet nobody says “Jerry West was the best basketball player of all time,” they don’t say “he’s a G.O.A.T.”–Rarely do you hear him mentioned in the top five of all time.

However, he’s still the logo because he’s earned what he has earned, his status in the NBA. Murda Mook is in a similar position because he’s one the first, if not the first introduction to many battle rap fans. The legacy that he brought to the game, also being the guy that kicked off SMACK DVD–You can’t just take a guy like that off of Mt. Rushmore. If not for him, we’re not sure there would be a lot the superstar battle rappers in the game right now.

So with that being said, I don’t know if you can just remove that type of legacy based on the outcome of a battle.

What will a loss do to his personal legacy?

I think a loss does damage his legacy if he loses only because this battle means so much to the battle rap culture. So if he loses this battle being that he has the status right now of the top dog–It shifts the power. It shifts the power among all the battlers. When we announced the battle, that is what we saw a lot of the rappers themselves weighing in on. A lot of people feel that if Mook comes back after four years and loses, his peers will shift the power amongst themselves and they’ll start to look at the hierarchy of battle rap different.

You’ll start to see a lot of battlers grabbing for higher pieces of power. They will reach for battles and legacies they feel can replace the Luxes, the Hollows and the Mooks of the world. His legacy can definitely be impacted if he loses.

What do you think the biggest difference is between the new era of battle rap in comparison to the original?

One of the biggest differences is the battles come off differently because now there’s such a preparation factor now. Back then battles were done more for bragging rights, who’s the best in the hood? Who’s the best in the area? Who’s the nicest? It wasn’t about how much you’re getting paid. A lot of people weren’t getting paid back then because that was all you had–bragging rights.

Go back to a battle like Jae Millz VS Murda Mook. Nobody gets paid and its basically to figure out who’s gonna walk around Harlem saying they are the best. Adding to that, bars were different. There was no preparation time because it was about showing up on the spot and proving to be the better man.

Nobody was really on the internet digging up dirt on each other and then having months to prepare, write and structure their rounds crafted for the opponent. It was it wasn’t like that back then.

Now, fast forward, battle rap being more on the business side there is more structure to these platforms and these leagues like R.B.E. So with the structure, business and money comes a whole evolution for how the rappers prepare for each other now and how the matchups turn out. Now you got guys coming with dirt on their opponent, they’re coming with structured three rounds that have been tailored to the opponent because they’ve sat back for months or weeks ahead of time and they analyze the opponent. They find out things about them,  they look into their past, they look at previous battles.

They come with way more tailored material for the opponent. So when you add the difference of how battlers approach each other now and you factor in how the business aspect has changed and grown the battle rap culture, those are some of the biggest differences as to why these battles feel, and different, compared to the DVD/corner era. Now we’re seeing things on social media, YouTube, livestream and other mediums where people access new content.

All things considered, all eyes will be watching  Murda Mook on Saturday.

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Coolio Gets off Three-Year Probation Early for Gun Case http://thesource.com/2018/08/15/coolio-probation-early/ http://thesource.com/2018/08/15/coolio-probation-early/#respond Wed, 15 Aug 2018 17:16:58 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=459780 Coolio is a free man after getting let off of his three year probation early. TMZ caught up with the rapper as he was leaving Los Angeles County court. “It’s behind me. I just was released from probation right now,” Coolio revealed.  “I’m just ready to live out the rest of my life peacefully and […]

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Coolio is a free man after getting let off of his three year probation early. TMZ caught up with the rapper as he was leaving Los Angeles County court.

“It’s behind me. I just was released from probation right now,” Coolio revealed.  “I’m just ready to live out the rest of my life peacefully and productively.” When asked if he had any advice for others, the rapper said,  “Be careful. Pay attention to what you’re doing and don’t be doing dumb s–t.”

The “Gangsta Paradise” rapper was arrested on September 17th, 2016 at LAX after trying to get a gun passed security. The weapon was in a bookbag that belonged to Coolio’s associate, but it was reportedly the rapper’s gun.

He was charged with possession of a concealed weapon and plead guilty to the charges. He was sentenced to three years of probation, and 45 days of community service.

“It’s behind me. I just was released from probation right now,” Coolio revealed.  “I’m just ready to live out the rest of my life peacefully and productively.” When asked if he had any advice for others, the rapper said,  “Be careful. Pay attention to what you’re doing and don’t be doing dumb shit.”

The reasons for his early release is unknown.

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Travis Scott Donates $100,000 to Fans http://thesource.com/2018/08/15/travis-scott-donates-100000/ http://thesource.com/2018/08/15/travis-scott-donates-100000/#respond Wed, 15 Aug 2018 17:08:08 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=459776 If you don’t follow Travis Scott on Twitter, you might want hit that follow button because he’s in a generous mood. The Houston rapper announced that he’s giving away $100,000 away to a few lucky fans on Twitter. “SO I KNOW ITS HARD FOR THE KIDS SO I DECIDED TO UNLOAD MY BANK ACCOUNT ON […]

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If you don’t follow Travis Scott on Twitter, you might want hit that follow button because he’s in a generous mood. The Houston rapper announced that he’s giving away $100,000 away to a few lucky fans on Twitter.

“SO I KNOW ITS HARD FOR THE KIDS SO I DECIDED TO UNLOAD MY BANK ACCOUNT ON U GUYS. IM BUSTING DOWN $100,000 AND GIVING AWAY TO ANY FANS THAT CAN TWEET ME THERE CASH TAG WITH LYRICS FROM ASTRO. GANG !!” the “Stop Trying to Be God” rapper tweeted.

As promised, Travis began sending the cash between $50 to $500. He even took things up a notch and sent a fan $1,000 after this ambitious tweet: “if travis sends me anything with a comma i’m quitting target on sight and applying for the space force.”

This is not La Flame’s first rodeo helping his fans out financially. Scott sent a promising fan some money after the fan asked to use the Rodeo cover for a custom debit card.

“i really wanna get this done but need permission for it. @trvisxx do i have your blessing?” the fan tweeted. Less than an hour later, La Flame responded, quoting his tweet, writing, “Yep @Visa @Wellsfargo make it happen for this kid.”

The rapper then told the fan he would give him some money if he was doing anything productive. “If they get this done I put some bread in there for u this summer,” he tweeted. “But u gotta be in school or something kiddo.”

Check out Travis Scott’s latest tweets below.

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Former Baltimore Officer Charged After Assault Video Goes Viral http://thesource.com/2018/08/15/former-baltimore-officer-charged-after-assault-video-goes-viral/ http://thesource.com/2018/08/15/former-baltimore-officer-charged-after-assault-video-goes-viral/#respond Wed, 15 Aug 2018 15:09:27 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=459746 A former Baltimore City police officer has been indicted by a grand jury on criminal charges including first-degree assault after a video surfaced on social media that showed him repeatedly punching a man in the face. State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby told reporters Tuesday that a warrant has now been issued for the arrest of Officer […]

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A former Baltimore City police officer has been indicted by a grand jury on criminal charges including first-degree assault after a video surfaced on social media that showed him repeatedly punching a man in the face.

State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby told reporters Tuesday that a warrant has now been issued for the arrest of Officer Arthur Williams.

“It is important that the community knows there is one standard of justice, no matter your sex, race, religion, or occupation,” said Mosby. “Police officers are sworn to protect and serve and when that oath is taken for granted and an abuse of that power is evident, we will hold them accountable to the fullest extent of the law. This is an integral part to rebuilding trust in our criminal justice system.”

In the video that went viral, the officer is exchanging sharp words with a man who has been identified as 26-year-old DaShawn McGrier. McGrier’s attorney, Warren Brown, said that his client sustained multiple injuries including a fractured jaw, two fractured ribs, he lost feeling in his left leg.

The grand jury has charged Williams with misconduct in office, one count of first-degree assault and one count of second-degree assault.

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