Sha Be Allah

The Source Magazine Staff Writer

Twitter Loses $5 Billion in Market Value After Banning Donald Trump

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According to a confirmed report from Business Insider, stock in Twitter fell 12 percent yesterday after Donald Trump was suspended indefinitely from the social media platform. That percentage equals a $5 billion decline in market value for Twitter. “After close review of recent Tweets from the @realDonaldTrump account and the context around them we have […]

Happy 51st Birthday To Wu Tang Clan’s Raekwon The Chef!

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On this date in 1970, Wu Tang Clan swordsman and lyrical legend Raekwon The Chef was born in Staten Island, New York. The Staten Island based emcee is one of the Wu’s most celebrated artists, with his Only Built 4 Cuban Linx projects reaching cult like following proprtions. Along with his Wu bloodkin, Rae has […]

Today in Hip-Hop History: John Singleton’s ‘Higher Learning’ Released in Theaters 26 Years Ago

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On this date in 1995, the John Singleton-directed movie Higher Learning debuted in theaters across America courtesy of Sony/Columba Pictures. Starring Ice Cube, Tyra Banks, Omar Epps and Michael Rapaport, Higher Learning follows three college freshman from totally different backgrounds and show how they co-exist, in peace and in war, on campus. Larry Fishburne, who […]

Baby Blue of Pretty Ricky Arraigned in COVID-19 Relief Federal Fraud Case

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As The Source previously reported, Diamond “Baby Blue” Smith was involved in a $24 million COVID-19 relief scheme, which led to his arrest on charges of wire fraud, bank fraud, and conspiracy to commit wire fraud and bank fraud. Now, Smith has made his very first court appearance and entered a not guilty plea. The […]

Tracy Chapman Wins $450K in Copyright Suit Against Nicki Minaj

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After a more than two-year-long battle over the song “Sorry” which was slated to be on her Queen LP, rap icon Nicki Minaj has offered up $450,000 to acoustic singer Tracy Chapman to settle a judgment for the track and Chapman accepted. Chapman initially sued Minaj in 2018 over the recording, which uses parts of […]

FBI Releases Photos Of Suspected Capitol Hill Rioters

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The FBI has begun a nationwide manhunt for the participants in the Capitol Hill insurrection and has released photos of the suspects in hopes of uncovering their whereabouts. Several pictures have been made public on social media, however, the Bureau made a new wanted poster with 10 of the suspects from the middle of the […]

[WATCH] The Weeknd Super Bowl LV Halftime Show Ad

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Just a week after dropping his “Save Your Tears” video just weeks before his Super Bowl LV halftime performance, singing sensation The Weeknd appears in one of many famous ads that will come across television screens on Super Bowl Sunday. The Pepsi-powered commercial features the famed crooner’s music being performed by everyday Americans, including a […]

[WATCH] True Crime Series “American Gangster: Trap Queens” Premieres Jan. 14 On BET

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BET announces the return of its hit unscripted series American Gangster: Trap Queens ­– a true crime series detailing the criminal chronicles of some of America’s most notorious female gangsters. Narrated by female hip hop icon Kimberly Jones a.k.a. Lil’ Kim, season two presents new and fascinating true stories of fierce and savvy women who hustled hard and solidified their […]

SOURCE SPORTS: Hall of Fame Dodgers Manager Tommy Lasorda Dead At 93

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The entire baseball world is saddened that legendary Los Angeles Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda has died from sudden cardiopulmonary arrest in his home in Fullerton, CA. He was 93 years old. Known for his aggressive temperament which helped lead the Dodgers to two World Series titles, four National League pennants, and eight-division crowns. He was […]

Today in Hip-Hop History: Nas and Kelis Got Married 16 Years Ago

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On this date in 2005, Queensbridge rap king Nasir Jones aka Nas and sultry Star Trak songstress Kelis Rogers tied the knot in Holy Hip-Hop matrimony in Atlanta, Georgia. The two got hitched at the Morningside Baptist Church in a private ceremony for friends and family. The couple kept a low-profile for a few years, […]

Federal Judge to Consider Casanova’s $2.5M Bail Package Proposal

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By next month, a federal judge is expected to rule whether or not he will grant Brooklyn rapper Casanova freedom in a $2.5 million bail package offered up by his family and close friends. S. District Judge Phillip Halpern is expected to make a decision by February 1, when Casanova and some of his co-defendants […]

Four People Reported Dead Following Riots At The U.S. Capitol

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According to a report from NPR, authorities in Washington D.C. have confirmed that at least four people died after Trump supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday (January 6). Three died in separate incidents and a fourth was a woman whose highly publicized shooting left her dead. The FBI also confirmed to NPR that “two […]