According to reports, Bogalusa Police Department confirmed rapper JayDaYoungan, born Javorius Tykies Scott, has passed away from injuries sustained after being shot in his hometown. Reportedly the 24-year-old was gunned down Wednesday evening in his hometown while driving with his father.
Authorities described another victim as a close family member, Kenyatta Scott Sr., who was critically injured but stable, police said.
Nicki Minaj is releasing a six-part documentary series about her life, Nicki. The Grammy-nominated rapper dropped a surprise trailer late Thursday with the caption “coming soon.” Minaj hit Twitter to tease the Barbz on the long awaited doc series. “Coming SOON!!!! The #NickiDocumentary you didn’t know you needed. Love you so much.”
In the trailer, Nicki Minaj talks about the struggles of fame and finding her way in a male-dominated field like rap. Footage from concerts, Nicki’s home life, and behind the scenes clips of her at the studio will all be featured in the documentary.
In the series produced by the Canadian company Bron Studios, Minaj says, “Female rappers weren’t really charting at the time. I’m fighting for the girls who never thought they could win.”
The news of her doc Nicki arrives a few weeks before the “Chun Li” rapper is scheduled to release a new episode of Queen Radio and a new single “Freaky Girl.” Her new music is scheduled to release on August 12, while Queen Radio airs August 11.
The fourth and final season of the hit FX series Atlanta has been announced with a premiere date. A “Back to the A”teaser was released over the weekend showing the four main characters, along with many references to previous episodes throughout the series.
The characters are set to return to their hometown of Atlanta this season, after last season took place in Europe. Donald Glover’s series Atlanta won five Emmy Awards for the first two seasons, and season three which premiered May 10 is nominated for three more.
Episodes from the final season are scheduled to begin in September, without a specific date announced yet.
Wizkid, Burna Boy, Davido, Ella Mai, and Skeptaare scheduled to headline Lost In Riddim 2022. The two-day celebration of music, culture and community officially returns October 1-2 at Lake Cunningham Park in San Jose, California.
The Lost In Riddim line up released below features performances from Wale,Capella Grey, Fireboy DML, Tiwa Savage, Sean Paul, Stefflon Don, Tems and more. It’s set to be a cultural celebration offering fans a larger curated selection of worldly sounds, according to an official statement.
“As proud children of immigrant parents, we created Lost In Riddim because we wanted to offer a festival experience more authentic to ourselves and our culture. Something that speaks to us not only as music fans, but who we are as people,” said Fornati Kumeh, festival co-founder and talent buyer. “With a new and larger location, not to mention this incredible lineup of international artists locked in to perform, I’m expecting this to be a weekend for the record books. We really hope fans worldwide will come show out at Lost In Riddim this October.”
Beginning the rollout for his upcoming producer album Grin to the Grave with over 30 performers ranging from Project Pat & King Iso to even Matt Ox dropping in a few weeks, Vegas emcee/producer/fashion designer Shaggytheairhead premieres the boom bap-infused lead single ”Shoot to Kill” by Ouija Macc with DJ Chunk on the cuts.
After more than six years, the lengthy and often contentious court proceedings surrounding the Estate of world-renowned recording artist Prince Rogers Nelson have finally reached their conclusion.
Today, following a hearing at the Carver County Courthouse in Minnesota, Senior Judge Kevin Eide ordered the Prince Estate’s appointed Personal Representative, Comerica Bank & Trust N.A., to commence closure of the Estate and distribute Prince’s property to the Estate’s legally-recognized beneficiaries.
Prince died in April 2016 without a will, which placed his Estate into probate, a complex legal process used by the court to determine how a deceased person’s Estate will be distributed. In May 2017, the court formally recognized six heirs to Prince’s Estate: Prince’s half-siblings Sharon Nelson, Norrine Nelson, John Nelson, Alfred Jackson, and Omarr Baker, as well as his sister Tyka Nelson. Subsequently, the Estate interests of Alfred Jackson, Omarr Baker, and Tyka Nelson were acquired by Primary Wave, a private equity group specializing in receiving music publishing catalogs. Primary Wave currently owns a 50% interest in the Estate.
Before today’s distribution of Prince’s assets to the heirs and beneficiaries, Prince’s Estate’s administration continued for more than six years following his death. Sadly, during this time, two of Prince’s heirs passed away. Alfred Jackson passed away on August 19, 2019, and John Nelson died on September 3, 2021. John Nelson’s interest in the Estate will pass to a trust created during his lifetime.
Today’s estate closing is the dawning of a new day for Prince’s legacy. Although the Estate released several reissues and compilations of Prince’s music, it has proceeded at a comparably slower pace than the catalogs for musicians such as Bob Dylan and David Bowie, and many opportunities beyond recorded music have remained unrealized. Going forward, Prince’s music and his legacy will be managed jointly by Primary Wave and Prince Legacy LLC, a company formed by Prince’s heirs and beneficiaries, including Sharon Nelson, Norinne Nelson, and The John R. Nelson Revocable Trust, as well as the heirs’ advisors L. Londell McMillan and Charles Spicer. They together own the remaining 50% of the Estate.
In a statement to The Source, Mr. McMillan said, “Prince was a great man. He was and still is the greatest artist and musician who ever lived, in my opinion.”
He added, “we look forward to managing the estate with all stakeholders to preserve Prince’s true legacy.”
Everybody is entitled to their opinion, no matter how outlandish it might be, and some opinions are better than others.
Now it’s no secret that Jack Harlow has had an amazing year, dropping one of the years biggest albums (so far), having a chart topping single, getting a Drake feature, and even his own meal at KFC. Harlow’s success so early in his career has led many to believe that he will become the next rap superstar. Apparently boxer Ryan Garcia thinks so, and thinks his success will be Yeezy level.
Garcia took to Twitter where he told his followers that “Harlow the new Kanye.”
Garcia was then flamed in the comments section for his take, with many people bringing up the lackluster writing that Harlow was criticized for in his latest album.
Ryan saw himself getting flamed in the comments and defended his statement, saying that Harlow reminds him of a younger Kanye in that they both have catchy bars.
Garcia then went on to quote one of Harlows lyrics in a follow up tweet, saying “You dont need Givenchy, you need Jesus.”
While people might not agree with Garcia’s take, Kanye himself has co-signed the Kentucky rapper. In a now deleted Instagram post, Ye talked about Jack Harlow, saying ““This n*gga can raaaaaaap bro And I’m saying n*gga as a compliment Top 5 out right now.” Harlow was also featured on Kanye’s Donda 2, which has only released on the stem player website.
Nearly 4 months after the fact, Will Smith has finally broken his silence on the incident at this year’s Academy Award ceremony.
In a almost 6 minute video posted to his YouTube, Smith talks at length about the incident and answers questions that many people have been asking since the slap.
Smith first answered why he did not mention or apologize to Chris during his Best Actor acceptance speech. Smith said that after the slap everything was “fuzzy.”
“Um, I was fogged out by that point,” Smith said. “It’s all fuzzy. I’ve reached out to Chris and the message that came back is that he’s not ready to talk and when he is, he will reach out. So I will say to you, Chris, I apologize to you. My behavior was unacceptable and I’m here whenever you’re ready to talk.”
He also apologized to Chris’s mom, referencing a recent interview where she said that the King Richard actor, “slapped all of us.” He also brought up Tony Rock, who has been very vocal about his disdain for Smith following the incident. Smith said that he and Tony were good friends before the slap, and admits that he and Tony’s relationship is “irrepairable.”
Smith said that he has made some realizations in the months after the incident, admitting that he does not think he should have gone about handling the situation like that.
“There is no part of me that thinks that was the right way to behave in that moment,” he said. “There’s no part of me that thinks that’s the optimal way to handle a feeling of disrespect, or insults.”
He also answered the question as to whether Jada said something to him after Chris made the joke and she rolled her eyes, to which Smith said she did not. “I made a choice on my own from my own experiences, from my history with Chris. Jada had nothing to do with it,” Will said.
After that, Smith went on to apologize to his wife and kids, and the fellow nominees and winners that night at the Academy Awards. He realizes that he had “stolen and tarnished” that moment, specifically mentioning Questlove’s reaction to the slap.
Smith closed out the video with a message to people who looked up to him and felt “left down” by his actions. He said that dissapointng people is his “central trauma” and doing such results in physical and emotional pain.
“Disappointing people is my central trauma,” Smith said. “I hate when I let people down, so it hurts, it hurts me psychologically and emotionally to know I didn’t live up to people’s image and impression of me, and the work I’m trying to do is, I am deeply remorseful and I’m trying to be remorseful without being ashamed of myself, right? I’m human and I made a mistake and I’m trying not to think of myself as a piece of shit. So I would say to those people, I know it was confusing, I know it was shocking. But I promise you, I am deeply devoted and committed to putting light and love and joy into the world. And if you hang on, I promise we’ll be able to be friends again.”
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