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t.i. for office? the rapper talks tupac shakur, activism


new york — rapper t.i. has no plans to ever run for public office, but he said he wants to make a difference in underserved communities through activism and music.the atlanta-based artist spoke about affecting positive change in his community while backstage at the rock and roll of fame induction ceremony earlier this month in new york.the rapper performed in honor of the late tupac shakur after snoop dogg inducted him into the rock hall. “it’s an extreme honor,” said t.i. “i feel like, you know, as a kid, pac was my favorite rapper since the first time i heard him, and you know, that’s the first person i ever, as an artist, hoped to pattern myself after.”shakur was gunned down in 1996 in las vegas at the height of his career. if he were alive today, t.i. thinks he would be m...






rapper young dolph hit multiple times in hollywood shooting


rapper young dolph was shot outside the hollywood and highland shopping center in california late tuesday afternoon. the 32-year-old chicago native was hit multiple times and taken to the local hospital, according to fox 11 la. the los angeles police department confirmed the shooting to the daily news but would not identify the victim. rapper yo gotti, who was also at the lowes hotel where young dolph was staying, is being eyed as a person of interest, according to tmz.rapper yung mazi shot and killed in atlanta the two crews allegedly got in a disagreement just before the shooting broke out, the gossip site reported.(astrid stawiarz/getty images) yo gotti, who recently performed his song "rake it up" on "the tonight show" with nicki minaj, released his most r...






rapper waka flocka flame found not guilty of gun charges


jonesboro, ga. — a lawyer for rapper waka flocka flame says a jury has found his client not guilty of charges filed after a handgun was found in his carry-on bag during a security scan at atlanta’s airport.the rapper, whose real name is juaquin malphurs, was arrested in october 2014. he faced charges including carrying a weapon in an unauthorized location. defense attorney drew findling said a clayton county jury took less than half an hour thursday to acquit his client following a four-day trial.findling said he’s extremely happy with the jury’s decision. he said the defense had maintained from the beginning that the whole thing was a mistake; that the rapper had accidentally taken his wife’s bag to the airport without knowing the gun was inside.copyright 2017 the associated pre...






rapper t.i.: ‘i have 2 or 3 albums left in me’


atlanta — rapper t.i. says he only plans to release about two or three more albums.he told the associated press in a recent interview that he expects to release an album revolving around “trap music” this year. he’s released nine full-length albums so far, and says he has “two or three albums left in him.”the 36-year-old added: “but it’s definitely time to transition.”the rapper-actor has the future album titles figured out, calling them “trap music,” ‘’dope boy meets girl” and “kill the king.”t.i.’s hits include “what you know,” ‘’whatever you like” and “live your life.”last year he released the politically-charged projects “us or else” and “us or else: letter to the system.” they served as inspiration for his short film, “us or el...






doughboy roc of detroit group doughboyz cashout shot to death


skip in skipxembedxshareclose jeezy, an atlanta-based rapper, visits the wayne county juvenile detention facility in detroit to talk to detained youth about getting a second chance on friday, nov. 7. kimberly p. mitchell, detroit free pressrodney yeargin, also known as the rapper doughboy roc of the detroit group doughboyz cashout was killed monday october 9, 2017.(photo: jerry production)connect 2 linkedinemailmorea detroit rapper was found dead on detroit's west side monday afternoon. the wayne county medical examiner's office has identified the victim as 29-year-old rodney yeargin, also known as the rapper doughboy roc of the detroit group doughboyz cashout. according to a detroit police spokesperson, who did not identify the victim, a man between the ag...






doughboy roc of detroit group doughboyz cashout shot to death


skip in skipxembedxshareclose jeezy, an atlanta-based rapper, visits the wayne county juvenile detention facility in detroit to talk to detained youth about getting a second chance on friday, nov. 7. kimberly p. mitchell, detroit free pressrodney yeargin, also known as the rapper doughboy roc of the detroit group doughboyz cashout was killed monday october 9, 2017.(photo: jerry production)connect 2 linkedinemailmorea detroit rapper was found dead on detroit's west side monday afternoon. the wayne county medical examiner's office has identified the victim as 29-year-old rodney yeargin, also known as the rapper doughboy roc of the detroit group doughboyz cashout. more: family, friends mourn death of doughboy rocaccording to a detroit police spokesperson, who ...






from rapper to mogul, jeezy continues to make power moves


atlanta — rapper jeezy was so poor growing up as a child that he and his mother sometimes knocked cockroaches off their meals so they could eat.it’s a moment jeezy will never forget. the four-time grammy-nominated rapper is now far removed from those poverty-stricken conditions, but those tough childhood memories still makes him hungry for a better life.now, he wants to use his testimony of overcoming life’s daunting obstacles to inspire listeners to “trust the process” through his new album, “pressure,” out on friday. his eighth studio album features kendrick lamar, rick ross, j. cole and 2 chainz.jeezy, 40, said “pressure” is focusing more on his evolution from the street life. “if you take my situation, i was a coal, a coal in a dark hole, going through everything in...






waka flocka flame found not guilty of atlanta airport gun charges


waka flocka flame is off the hook after 2014 gun charges. the rapper was found not guilty by a clayton county courthouse thursday afternoon after a four-day trial. flame, whose real name is juaquin james malphurs, was arrested in october 2014 at hartsfield-jackson atlanta international airport for carrying a concealed weapon after tsa officers found a firearm in his backpack. the 30-year-old rapper told officials that the backpack belonged to tammy rivera, his then-fiancée and now-wife, and that he had mistakenly picked up the wrong one.azealia banks hit with warrant for missing court appearance rivera is a licensed gun owner.(prince williams/wireimage) “as soon as he got stopped, he said that the gun was not his and that he had packed his wife’s backpack on h...






waka flocka flame found not guilty of atlanta airport gun charges


waka flocka flame is off the hook after 2014 gun charges. the rapper was found not guilty by a clayton county courthouse thursday afternoon after a four-day trial. flame, whose real name is juaquin james malphurs, was arrested in october 2014 at hartsfield-jackson atlanta international airport for carrying a concealed weapon after tsa officers found a firearm in his backpack. the 30-year-old rapper told officials that the backpack belonged to tammy rivera, his then-fiancée and now-wife, and that he had mistakenly picked up the wrong one.azealia banks hit with warrant for missing court appearance rivera is a licensed gun owner.(prince williams/wireimage) “as soon as he got stopped, he said that the gun was not his and that he had packed his wife’s backpack on h...






death of 'bambino gold' latest tragedy for atlanta rap scene


the body of atlanta rapper edward reeves, known as bambino gold, was found friday in macon county, ala., nearly two weeks after the 29-year-old was last heard from.a second body, found about 4 miles away, was identified as that of reeves’ cousin, kendrick stokes, 30.both men were last heard from nov. 5, and were formally declared missing two days later, atlanta’s fox 5 reported.stokes was also known as skooly kee da tooly.macon county sheriff andre brunson told the station that the two men were last seen driving a white 2016 honda crv with a georgia license plate, in montgomery, ala.brunson said the bodies were found not far from the road."it looks like somebody placed them there," the sheriff told al.com. "i don't think they were killed there."the atlanta rap scene has seen seve...






‘watch me’ rapper silento stuck in uae over business dispute


dubai, united arab emirates — the american rapper known for his hit song “watch me (whip/nae nae)” has been stopped from leaving the united arab emirates over a business dispute.a court ruling issued against silento in the city of al ain and seen by the associated press on thursday orders the 19-year-old atlanta artist to pay a local promoter 300,000 dirhams ($81,500) after he did not perform two scheduled shows.the feb. 20 judgment places a travel ban on the rapper, whose real name is ricky lamar hawk, and orders him to surrender his passport to the court until the case is settled.the dispute centers on two shows silento was supposed to play in al ain and the emirati capital of abu dhabi on feb. 18, according to event organizer makki taj el sir abdel halim. the shows never took plac...






waka flocka flame found not guilty of gun charges


jonesboro, ga. — a lawyer for rapper waka flocka flame says a jury has found his client not guilty of charges filed after a handgun was found in his carry-on bag during a security scan at atlanta’s airport.the rapper, whose real name is juaquin malphurs, was arrested in october 2014. he faced charges including carrying a weapon in an unauthorized location.defense attorney drew findling said a clayton county jury took less than half an hour thursday to acquit his client following a four-day trial.findling said he’s extremely happy with the jury’s decision. he said the defense had maintained from the beginning that the whole thing was a mistake; that the rapper had accidentally taken his wife’s bag to the airport without knowing the gun was inside.share this:






bodies found in ala. believed to be missing ga. rapper, cousin


two bodies found in rural alabama over the weekend might belong to an atlanta rapper and his promoter cousin — nearly two weeks after they were reported missing. authorities found a body believed to be edward reeves, known as rapper bambino gold, in a wooded area in macon county on friday, macon county sheriff andre brunson told al.com. a second body, believed to be 30-year-old kendrick stokes, was found about 3 or 4 miles away from the first body on saturday, brunson said. “it looks like somebody placed them there,” the sheriff told the site. “i don't think they were killed there.”alabama teen fatally shot in hunting accident reeves and stokes, known as skooly kee da tooly, were last seen on nov. 5 driving a 2016 honda crv with a georgia license plate, wag...






us rapper silento stuck in uae over business dispute


dubai, united arab emirates — silento, the u.s. rapper known for his hit song “watch me (whip/nae nae),” has been stopped from leaving the united arab emirates over a business dispute, a government-owned paper reported thursday.the abu dhabi-based daily the national reported that a court in the city of al ain imposed the travel ban after promoter makki taj el sir abdel halim accused the artist of failing to appear at shows he booked.the court ordered the 19-year-old atlanta rapper, whose real name is ricky lamar hawk, to pay abdel halim 300,000 dirhams ($81,500), according to the paper. he was ordered to surrender his passport, a typical requirement in uae court disputes, until the case is settled.abdel halim confirmed the details of the case to the associated press by phone.silento,...






dmx voluntarily checks into rehab program: report


dmx is entering an inpatient rehab program, a court filing indicates. the rapper, whose birth name is earl simmons, tested positive for cocaine and pot several times while out on bail for his federal tax fraud case. manhattan federal judge jed rakoff ordered him to home confinement following the failed drug tests. shortly thereafter, dmx asked rakoff for approval to travel for work.dmx allowed to travel to atlanta while sober coach supervises rakoff decided friday that dmx could travel to atlanta for a gig — as long as he was with a sober coach at all times. dmx’s atlanta job fell through, however, he decided to enter an inpatient substance-abuse program, according to his lawyer, murray richman. “this is a voluntary move on his part,” richman told the d...






dmx voluntarily checks into rehab program: report


dmx is entering an inpatient rehab program, a court filing indicates. the rapper, whose birth name is earl simmons, tested positive for cocaine and pot several times while out on bail for his federal tax fraud case. manhattan federal judge jed rakoff ordered him to home confinement following the failed drug tests. shortly thereafter, dmx asked rakoff for approval to travel for work.dmx allowed to travel to atlanta while sober coach supervises rakoff decided friday that dmx could travel to atlanta for a gig — as long as he was with a sober coach at all times. dmx’s atlanta job fell through, however, he decided to enter an inpatient substance-abuse program, according to his lawyer, murray richman. “this is a voluntary move on his part,” richman told the d...






rapper dmx busted on tax fraud charges


prosecutors say the rapper, whose given name is earl simmons, owes $1.7 million in taxes.         






killer mike wants to run for public office


killer mike is known to run the jewels, but does the rapper want to run for office? the atlanta hip hop star, born michael render, revealed his post-rap career political aspirations in a tweet thursday. render was in the midst of a conversation on twitter about confronting harassers at run the jewels’ concerts when he was asked, “@killermike you ever think about running for office? atl would’ve (sic) honored to have you serve.” “when i’m done rapping i’m gonna run for school board,” killer mike tweeted.killer mike takes on the confederacy with pro-union mercheverybody stay calm, killer mike might run for office.(chase gaewski/for new york daily news) killer mike is no stranger to politics. in 2015, the rapper considered a write-in bid for the georgi...






intruder in drake's home raids rapper's fridge


the woman apparently did nothing but drink the rapper's water and soda pop.         






rapper dmx pleads not guilty to tax fraud charges


prosecutors say the rapper, whose given name is earl simmons, owes $1.7 million in taxes.         






intruder in drake's home raids rapper's fridge


the woman apparently did nothing but drink the rapper's water and soda pop.         






ludacris confirms beef with drake is long settled


consider any beef between ludacris and drake officially squashed. ludacris confirmed he and his fellow big-name rapper are on good terms — a few days after drake told the "number one spot" artist he has "a lot of love" for him during the billboard music awards. "yeah, everything is good," ludacris told the daily news in a recent interview. drake brought attention to their under-the-radar quarrel during sunday's award show when he gave an unexpected shout-out to the rapper from atlanta during an acceptance speech.ludacris reveals worst phobia he overcame as ‘fear factor' host(robb cohen/kevin winter) "ludacris, we haven't always seen eye to eye, but i've always been a big fan of yours and i got a lot of love for you," drake said. "i want to let you know...






ludacris confirms beef with drake is long settled


consider any beef between ludacris and drake officially squashed. ludacris confirmed he and his fellow big-name rapper are on good terms — a few days after drake told the "number one spot" artist he has "a lot of love" for him during the billboard music awards. "yeah, everything is good," ludacris told the daily news in a recent interview. drake brought attention to their under-the-radar quarrel during last sunday's award show when he gave an unexpected shout-out to the rapper from atlanta during an acceptance speech.ludacris reveals worst phobia he overcame as ‘fear factor' host(robb cohen/kevin winter) "ludacris, we haven't always seen eye to eye, but i've always been a big fan of yours and i got a lot of love for you," drake said. "i want to let you...






videographer sues 2 chainz over alleged bodyguard beating


a celebrity videographer who claims he was knocked out by the bodyguard of rapper 2 chainz now wants the performer to pay up. videographer r.j. capak said he was at nbc studios in midtown on oct. 27 waiting to film actress rose mcgowan when the paparazzi got a heads up that the rapper was en route. capak, 64, said he began filming 2 chainz, born tauheed epps, as the atlanta-based entertainer walked into 30 rockefeller plazafor for a voice over on “the tonight show starring jimmy fallon.”capak after he came to at nbc studios following the alleged assault.(barry williams/for new york daily news) according to capak, bodyguard rory smith made sure to keep the cameramen away from 2 chainz, who has relied on crutches to get around since breaking his leg in august. but th...






chance the rapper might move back in with his parents


chance the rapper knows there’s no place like home.despite his early career success, the “no problems” rapper recently told complex, “like, i’m honestly, in real life, thinking about moving in with my parents right now.”the young emcee continued, “i think, anybody, if they were in my position—if they were 23 with a kid for the first time and were working—they would find comfort in being able to stay with their parents.”chance is very open about having been surprised about being a father at this point in his life. “i’m not shy in saying it: i didn’t expect to become a father when i was 22,” he explained.the rapper and his then-girlfriend kirsten corley welcomed their daughter kinsli into the world in september 2015.but fatherhood hasn’t come quite as easy...






houston rappers reflect on ugk's legendary 'too hard to swallow'


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houston rappers reflect on ugk's legendary 'too hard to swallow'


updated 5:01 pm, thursday, april 20, 2017 photo: album cover image 1of/44captioncloseimage 1 of 44ugk's first album "too hard to swallow" was released in 1992.ugk's first album "too hard to swallow" was released in 1992. photo: album cover image 2 of 44ugk: bun b and pimp c.ugk: bun b and pimp c. photo: jive records image 3 of 44houston rapper kyle hubbard.houston rapper kyle hubbard. photo: daniel jackson image 4 of 44houston hip-hop artist genesis blu.houston hip-hop artist genesis blu. photo: scot overholser image 5 of 44houston rapper guilla.houston rapper guilla. photo: jeff maingot image 6 of 44houston rapper gt garza.houston rapper gt garza. photo: courtesy image 7 of 44houston rapper tim woods.houston rapper t...






parappa the rapper remastered (ps4) review - the zombie chimp


zombiechimp|2h ago|review|0|known for its bouncy, colorful raps; paper-based characters; and psychadelic art style, parappa the rapper set high standards for rhythm-based games. but does the remastered iteration hold up to snuff? parappa the rapper remasteredps4thezombiechimp.comread full story >>thezombiechimp.com






parappa the rapper remastered (ps4) review - the zombie chimp


zombiechimp|52m ago|review|0|known for its bouncy, colorful raps; paper-based characters; and psychadelic art style, parappa the rapper set high standards for rhythm-based games. but does the remastered iteration hold up to snuff? parappa the rapper remasteredps4thezombiechimp.comread full story >>thezombiechimp.com






chance the rapper to talk chicago education with governor


chance the rapper goes to the statehouse. the rapper announced monday that he’ll meet with illinois gov. bruce rauner later in the week to discuss funding education in chicago, where he was born and raised. “i'm eager to hear his ideas,” the 23-year-old rapper tweeted. rauner responded that he’s “looking forward to hearing your ideas, too.”tool, chance the rapper, phoenix to headline governors ball 2017 the governor, who took office in 2015, and the state of illinois are being sued by chicago public schools for “devastating, immediate and irreparable harm” over a lack of funding, according to the chicago sun times. the chicago board of education said in a lawsuit that the state treats local minority students “as second-class children, relegated t...






chance the rapper to talk chicago education with governor


chance the rapper goes to the statehouse. the rapper announced monday that he’ll meet with illinois gov. bruce rauner later in the week to discuss funding education in chicago, where he was born and raised. “i'm eager to hear his ideas,” the 23-year-old rapper tweeted. rauner responded that he’s “looking forward to hearing your ideas, too.”tool, chance the rapper, phoenix to headline governors ball 2017 the governor, who took office in 2015, and the state of illinois are being sued by chicago public schools for “devastating, immediate and irreparable harm” over a lack of funding, according to the chicago sun times. the chicago board of education said in a lawsuit that the state treats local minority students “as second-class children, relegated t...






2 chainz guard ordered to stay away from photog in crutch attack


a bodyguard for rapper 2 chainz has to stay far away from a celebrity videographer he’s accused of roughing up, a manhattan criminal court judge ruled wednesday. an order of protection was issued against rory smith for the alleged oct. 27 attack on r.j. capak outside nbc studios in midtown. capak was waiting to film actress rose mcgowan when the paparazzi got a heads up that the rapper was en route. the 64-year-old shutterbug said he began filming 2 chainz, born tauheed epps, as the atlanta-based entertainer walked into 30 rockefeller plaza. according to capak, smith made sure to keep the cameramen away from 2 chainz, who has relied on crutches to get around since breaking his leg in august.celebrity shutterbug r.j. capak (r.) says smith attacked him while he was try...






chance the rapper livestreams police stop


better safe than sorry. chance the rapper livestreamed a traffic stop on instagram on sunday, telling fans he feared it may escalate into a violent encounter with the responding officers. "just want y'all to be here in case it gets out of hand," the chicago rapper said in the video. "should be good though. should be straight…i have great faith in humanity and the men and women that put on the badge, but, you know, you can't be too careful." the 24-year-old went on to explain that the system of policing in the united states is designed to target minorities. the musician, born chancelor johnathan bennett, noted that he had no weapons and no drugs in the vehicle.chance the rapper becomes youngest to get bet humanitarian award "but policing as a system is dispropo...






reports: rapper nelly arrested on rape charge in auburn, wash.


the rapper has been accused of raping a woman on his tour bus outside of seattle early saturday morning.         






reports: rapper nelly arrested on rape charge in auburn, wash.


the rapper has been accused of raping a woman on his tour bus outside of seattle early saturday morning.         






red bulls spoil atlanta united’s franchise debut with 2-1 win


atlanta — new york scored two second-half goals in a span of about 6 minutes and the red bulls rallied for a 2-1 victory over atlanta united on sunday night. new york’s comeback spoiled the inaugural major league soccer match for atlanta united, the expansion team that had the support of a sellout crowd of 55,000. yamil asad scored the first goal in atlanta united history late in the first half for a 1-0 lead. the red bulls finally pulled even in the second half. shortly after atlanta goalkeeper alec kann blocked a shot by new york’s felipe, the red bulls scored on a header by daniel royer in the 76th minute. officials ruled atlanta’s anton walkes kicked the ball into the atlanta united net for the red bulls’ go-ahead goal. new york’s bradley wright-phillip...






neil nitin mukesh makes his comedy debut with rohit shetty's golmaal again


rohit shetty’s golmaal franchise is back with its 4th installment, and apart from tabu, another actor who has joined the cast of the film is neil nitin mukesh. the actor is all set to tie the knot with fiance rukmini sahay in udaipur on february 9 and the wedding celebrations will go on from february 9 till 17. , will start shooting for the film after his wedding.presently, the actor is making headlines for his super amazing pre-wedding p oshoot and a highly creative wedding card. the pictures of the couple are all over the internet and speak volumes about the love between neil and rukmini.apart from being a part of the golmaal franchise, neil will also be seen in madhur bhandarkar’s indu sarkar and a multi-lingual film opposite prabhas. the actor’s wedding celebrations will go on from feb