Digital Underground Founder Shock G. Laid To Rest, DJ Premier, Big Daddy Kane And Other Notables Pay Respect

Digital Underground founder Shock G. was lead to rest today (May 1st), in his hometown of Tampa, Florida. Funeral services for the late rapper/musician were held at the Allen Temple A.M.E. Church.  A variety of hymns, along with secular music were sung throughout the service by the Tampa Mass Choir, who belted out a tear-jerking rendition of Stevie Wonder’s timeless song “As (I’ll Be Loving You Always).”  Notables like Public Enemy’s Chuck D., Yo Yo, The Luniz, DJ Premier, Big Daddy Kane, Sway, Rob Base, MC Serch, Busta Rhymes, Jermaine…

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DR. DRE, EMINEM & KENDRICK LAMAR COLLAB RUMORS EXPLODE ON TWITTER

Grammy Award-winning producer and frequent Dr. Dre collaborator Fredwreck sparked collaboration rumors on Tuesday (April 27) when he posted an old photo of Kendrick Lamar, Dre and Eminem with their arms around each other on Twitter. He simply captioned the photo, “Beats n Rhymes #shady #aftermath,” suggesting Dre could be the producer and K. Dot and Slim Shady could be the MCs on a top secret project. On Saturday (May 1), Dr. Dre and Kendrick Lamar — who’ve collaborated on songs such as the 2012 good kid, m. A.A.d city track “The Recipe” — both became trending Twitter topics…

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MONEYBAGG YO NABS 1ST BILLBOARD 200 NO. 1 WITH ‘A GANGSTA’S PAIN’ ALBUM

Moneybagg Yo has reportedly nabbed his first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart. The Memphis native’s A Gangsta’s Pain sits at the top of the chart after its April 23 release. The album, Moneybagg’s fourth, debuted with roughly 110,000 total album-equivalent album units earned, according to Billboard. The total is the highest he’s earned for an opening week, besting his 2020 third album Time Served, which debuted at No. 3 on the chart with over 66,000 total-album equivalent units earned. After Akademiks shared a screenshot of Moneybagg’s projected first week sales, the “Said Sum” hitmaker took…

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Police fired 24 shots at a handcuffed man. Why didn’t they turn on their body cameras?

It has been almost a year and a half since Ariane McCree was shot dead by police in a Walmart parking lot, handcuffed and in possession of a gun, but his family still has a host of unanswered questions. McCree, 28, had raced out of the Walmart in Chester, South Carolina, a small town an hour north of Columbia, after he was placed in handcuffs when he was accused of stealing a $45 lock in November 2019, police said. But exactly what happened next remains unclear in part because the…

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Vanessa Bryant Launches Mambacita Apparel Line in Honor of Her Late Daughter Gianna Bryant’s Birthday

Vanessa Bryant is keeping her daughter Gianna Bryant’s legacy alive. In honor of Gianna’s 15th birthday, Vanessa joined forces with Dannijo to create a special limited edition unisex apparel collection available at Dannijo.com. The line includes black and purple tie dye sweat sets that feature a “No. 2” design — the number Gianna wore on her basketball jersey. Of the bittersweet capsule, Vanessa wrote on Instagram Saturday, “Today is my Baby’s Birthday. When I thought about how best to celebrate Gianna’s birthday with so many who loved her, I knew it…

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Boxer Felix Verdejo Charged in Kidnapping, Death of Pregnant Mistress

  Puerto Rican boxer Felix Verdejo turned himself in to federal agents on Sunday (May 2) night in connection with the kidnapping and murder of his pregnant mistress,  27-year-old Keishla Rodriguez. Rodriguez’s body was found in a lagoon on Saturday, two days after she was reported missing by her family after she didn’t show up for her job at an animal grooming business. The U.S. Attorney’s Office announced on Sunday that Verdejo was being charged with kidnapping and carjacking resulting in death and intentionally killing an unborn child. Verdejo is…

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NLE Choppa and His Crew Seen Jumping Two Men at the Beach

Recently, video footage surfaced showing NLE Choppa and his crew on the beach. However, things didn’t seem to look too pleasant, as the rapper and his friends were circling a man who hopped off of his scooter to confront the rapper. The woman narrating the video pointed out that things were about to escalate between the rapper and the man on the scooter, with NLE Choppa throwing and connecting with the first punch before the rest of the crew swarmed the man. The fight began to get crazier, as NLE…

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