How Much Are DMX’s Royalties Worth?

When DMX died on Friday at the age of 50, the iconic Ruff Ryders rapper left behind a legacy of one of the top emcees of the 1990s and 2000s with five Billboard 200 chart-topping albums to his credit. Beyond his cultural impact, that legacy has financial value too — by source estimates, royalties for his master recordings and publishing would be valued at $17.7 million. Following DMX’s death, rumors began swirling around plans for his master recordings and that they had been sold to various parties, including Beyoncé and Jay-Z. Frequent DMX collaborator Swizz Beatz, who was also reported to…

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Police Dashcam Captures Suspect Open Fire on Officers with AK-47

  Three Georgia officers were shot on Monday after a man opened fire on them with an AK-47 assault rifle. The footage picks up after Pier Shelton, 28, was engaged in a high-speed chase with officers in Carroll County near the Alabama border. As the squad vehicle approached Shelton, he fired several rounds before the cops eventually shot and killed him. “If not for the heroic efforts of all Officers and agencies involved and to Corporal Troutt and Deputy Repetto for stopping the suspect, this incident could have resulted in…

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Pentagon Confirms Leaked Video of Pyramid Shaped UFO is Real

Recently leaked video showing flashing, triangle-shaped objects that flew over a U.S. warship were confirmed to be real by the Pentagon. Documentary filmmaker Jeremy Corbell and George Knapp, a Las Vegas-based reporter who has covered UFO-related stories for decades, released the video and photos, which were originally captured by U.S. Navy personnel. Pentagon spokesperson Susan Gough confirmed to Black Vault, “I can confirm that the referenced photos and videos were taken by Navy personnel. They confirmed they are all genuine, but won’t give their designation. The UAP (Task Force) has included…

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FEDEX FACILITY MASS SHOOTING GUNMAN KILLS 8, INJURES MORE

Deadly mass shootings in America continue at a demoralizing pace, the latest coming out of a FedEx facility in Indianapolis … leaving 8 dead and an undetermined number wounded. The gunman opened fire both outside and inside the facility near the Indianapolis Airport late Thursday night, creating a terrifying scene of people running for cover before the shooter turned the gun on himself and took his own life. Cops were called to the scene around 11 PM, and say the gunman parked outside, got out of his vehicle and quickly…

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Hov’s Monogram Brand Sauces Up Slim Aarons Style Vignettes For Creative Cannabis Campaign (Hype Williams Directed )

The brand tapped none other than Hype Williams to reimagine some of the classic poolside vignettes created by mid-century American photographer Slim Aarons, including “Keep Your Cool,” “Desert House Party,” “Poolside Glamour,” “Leisure and Fashion” and more. You may recall those outstanding images of Zendaya and John David Washington in W Magazine recently — well those were inspired by Aarons’s work too. In his own words, Slim Aarons was dedicated to capturing “attractive people, doing attractive things in attractive places.” It’s incredible how effortlessly cannabis culture plays within these images of modern luxury. “The…

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HS Basketball Coach Reportedly Killed in Shootout with Mexican Drug Cartel

According to reports, a North Carolina high school basketball coach was fatally shot while attempting to rob the home of a Mexican drug cartel member alongside his brother-in-law. Authorities say Barney Harris and his brother-in-law Steven Alexander Stewart were tracking the movements of the Sinaloa New Generation Cartel to pinpoint the location of cartel stash houses. The men located one of the apparent stash houses and set out to rob it of money and drugs during the wee hours of April 8. Upon arrival, Harris, and Stewart were confronted by…

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Bobby Brown Blames Nick Gordon for the Deaths of Whitney & Bobbi Kristina

Bobby Brown spoke out about the deaths of his daughter Bobbi Kristina and ex-wife Whitney Houston during a new episode of Jada Pinkett’s “Red Table Talk.” The R&B pioneer opened about the impact drugs have had on him and his family before revealing who he feels is responsible for the multiple family tragedies he’s endured. While sitting with Jada Pinkett and cohosts Willow Smith and Adrienne Banfield-Norris, Brown singled out Bobbi Kristina’s ex-boyfriend Nick Gordon as the man responsible for her death and Whitney Houston’s. Brown expressed his belief that…

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Ex-Officer Kim Potter to Be Charged with Manslaughter in Daunte Wright Case

  A prosecutor announced on Wednesday that the White officer who fatally shot a Black 20-year-old male, after appearing to mistake her handgun for her Taser, will be charged with second-degree manslaughter. The announcement of the planned charge against Kim Potter came a day after she and the police chief resigned from the Brooklyn Center Police Department. The Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, the state agency that investigates police killings in Minnesota, revealed that Potter was arrested Wednesday morning and would be booked into the Hennepin County Jail. “While we appreciate…

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J. Prince Celebrates Buying a Private Island: They Said it Couldn’t Be Done

Rap-A-Lot Records CEO J. Prince took to Instagram to reveal that he bought a private island. He stated in the video, “They said it couldn’t be done. They told me I was dreaming too big. They told me I was crazy. They said it was impossible. I done made the impossible possible. Prince Island number one. Loyalty for life.” J. Prince didn’t reveal the exact location of his island, for security reasons, but it seems like he’s planning on adding more islands to his portfolio. In the clip, he stated…

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