Category Archives: Hip Hop Community News

Lil Jon Opens Second School in Ghana

Lil Jon opened a second elementary school in the West African country of Ghana.

AOL reports the multi-hyphenate opened his second school in the town of Mafi Atitekpo. The new school, named Mafi Atitekpo DA Primary School, got things started in December 2017 and was formally introduced in July 2018, as indicated by Pencils of Promise (PoP), the non-profit association working with the “Snap Yo Fingers” rapper. PoP helps assemble schools and increment instructive open doors in creating countries. The school presently has 313 kids enlisted.

The main school the “Get Low” rapper created, Abomayaw D.A. Kindergarten, was built in honor of his late mother, Carrie M. Smith.

“Last year [October of 2017], I went with my family to open up my first Pencils of Promise school in Ghana, and now to have over 300 kids already enrolled in my second school there is incredible! It’s been really fulfilling to see the impact these schools have made on so many of these children’s and families’ futures,” said the rapper.

Lil Jon addressed CNN in January about his underlying excursion to Ghana and why he felt compelled to assist PoP with his $70,000 commitment.

“When I saw the conditions where these children were trying to learn, one community they had a big mango tree and two classes were sitting under the mango tree and that’s not a condition conducive with learning,” he told the news network. “Kids are going to get distracted, plus, it’s extremely hot. It compelled me to want to do more.”

He added, “Children shouldn’t have to suffer for any reason.One of these kids could grow up to be a scientist, a lawyer, an astronaut, the president of their country. I could create an environment where all these things could happen.”

The post Lil Jon Opens Second School in Ghana appeared first on The Source.

  • Yum

Click Here to Discuss in the Forums

Thousands Petition for Maroon 5 to Cancel Super Bowl Halftime Performance

Thousands of people are compelling Maroon 5 to drop out of the Super Bowl Halftime Show.

About a month ago, it was reported that Rihanna declined to perform for the league’s biggest game in support of Colin Kaepernick, the previous 49ers QB who’s in a progressing collusion case with the NFL.

The 31-year-old player filed a grievance against the association in 2017, guaranteeing he was boycotted for his peaceful protest against police brutality. From that point forward, numerous fans, big names, and activists have made a move against the NFL for their treatment of Kaepernick. One of these people is Vic Oyedeji, the man behind the Change.org request for Maroon 5 to drop out of the Super Bowl Halftime Show.

“Maroon 5 has made music over the years featuring artists from all genres, including Rihanna, Cardi B and Kendrick Lamar—all of whom have publicly supported Kaepernick in his decision to protest the violent racism sweeping the United States. Maroon 5 must do the same,” the petition reads. “The band has a chance to stand on the right side of history […] Rihanna, JAY-Z, Amy Schumer, and others have refused to work with the NFL. Maroon 5: Americans look to artists and celebrities as leaders, and you have huge opportunity to use your influence to take a stand.”

The post Thousands Petition for Maroon 5 to Cancel Super Bowl Halftime Performance appeared first on The Source.

  • Yum

Click Here to Discuss in the Forums

Wale Defends Michelle Obama Against Tami Lahren: ‘You’re Threatened by the Power of Black Women’

The Wale and Tami Lahren saga continues.

These two have been beefing on Twitter since January 2017, and the rapper took another opportunity to clap back at the political commentator.

Michelle Obama stirred up some controversy after releasing her instant New York Times bestselling book Becoming. Lahren criticized the former First Lady saying, “Michelle Obama is upset Melania never asked for advice on how to be First Lady,” she wrote. “Michelle, besides ruining school lunches what did you do?”

Wale came through insisting that her problem is just with Black women as a whole. “Just say you threatened by the power of black women and go Tammy,” he wrote, quoting Lahren’s original tweet. “[You] and your zany hijinks won’t prosper today.”

The post Wale Defends Michelle Obama Against Tami Lahren: ‘You’re Threatened by the Power of Black Women’ appeared first on The Source.

  • Yum

Click Here to Discuss in the Forums

Police Reportedly Arrest Suspect Who Pistol Whipped, Kidnapped Tekashi 6ix9ine

Law enforcements arrested the man who they think pistol whipped Tekashi 6ix9ine and arrested him, as per TMZ.

Cops captured Anthony Jamel Ellison about a week ago after issuing a federal warrant. As indicated by docs, acquired by TMZ, a grand jury indicted Ellison on “1 count of conspiracy to obstruct commerce by robbery, 1 count of obstructing commerce by robbery, and 1 count of carrying a firearm to commit a crime.”

Ellison went to prison on Nov. 6, and stays in a federal jail in Manhattan, awaiting trial. He pled not guilty to all charges.

In July, Tekashi 6ix9ine was hauled out of a SUV, pistol whipped and taken to his home, where various suspects jacked $750,000 in jewelry and more than $15,000 in cash.

They allegedly drove off with the Brooklyn rapper, who eventually escaped and found his way to a hospital.

Sources connected to the incident says Ellison had been a member of 69’s camp before his career took off. As indicated by law enforcement sources, Ellison is a known member of the 9 Trey Bloods gang.

The post Police Reportedly Arrest Suspect Who Pistol Whipped, Kidnapped Tekashi 6ix9ine appeared first on The Source.

  • Yum

Click Here to Discuss in the Forums

Cash Money Records Announces Annual Turkey Giveaway

Continuing a 22-year holiday tradition, Cash Money Records will host its annual turkey giveaway in New Orleans, LA on Tuesday, November 20th. Once again, label Co-Founders and brothers Ronald “Slim” Williams and Bryan “Birdman” Williams return to their hometown in order to give back, uplift, and spread hope, spirit, and cheer for the holidays. Full details can be found below.

For the Williams Brothers, charity stands out as a cornerstone of the label’s core mission and values. Given their lifelong commitment to philanthropy, they co-founded 501(c)(3) organization The Johnny and Gladys Williams Foundation—named after their parents. Among many initiatives, the Foundation presents the turkey giveaway, providing families throughout the community with a bountiful Thanksgiving meal every year. As a result of their work, the company remains a paragon in the community.

With the William Brothers on-site, this will be the fifth year that Cash Money hosts the event at New Home Full Gospel Ministries (1605 Carondelet Street; New Orleans, LA 70130) from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Walmart generously donates the turkeys, and Rouses provides the sides and fixings. Birdman’s newest innovation Stunna Brand, Inc. comes aboard as a sponsor for the first time. Radio station Q93 kicks out the jams all day, and NOLA Games On Wheels engages families with entertainment and video games.

Back for the fifth time, the turkey giveaway includes full-service health screenings by Ochsner Health Systems. Services span testing for glucose, cholesterol, and blood pressure, dental care, eye exams, quick look EKG’s, stroke assessment, and more. Attendees may receive counseling and information on heart healthy diet, kidney disease, pre-natal care, and diabetes as well as smoking cessation programs and healthy recipe books.

Also, for the fifth year, Dr. David Liang [Director, Stanford Center for Inherited Cardiovascular Disease] and his staff administer Aortic Disease and Marfan Syndrome heart screenings.

“The Turkey Giveaway is something we’ve been doing since the beginning of Cash Money,”

states Ronald ‘Slim’ Williams. “The moment we made it, we knew we had to lift up our hometown. It was always a part of the label’s vision and brand from day one. Over the years, it’s become something the community can rely on and trust. To me, that’s our greatest accomplishment. We’ve received so many blessings, we want to share those with the city we love and call home.”

Birdman continues, “You could take away the success, the money, and everything. It doesn’t matter. What matters most is the people who were with you since day one: your neighborhood, your friends, and your family. We’ve never forgotten how New Orleans put us first. The Turkey Giveaway is a way to say ‘Thank you’ to everybody we love. Out of everything, it’s what we want people to associate Cash Money with. This defines our legacy.”

The post Cash Money Records Announces Annual Turkey Giveaway appeared first on The Source.

  • Yum

Click Here to Discuss in the Forums

Drake Visits Jason of Beverley Hills to Buy a Few Gifts For Migos

The last time Drake visited Jason of Beverley Hills, he left with a life-sized owl pendant.  Keep in mind this pendant came equipped with more than a kilo of gold, more than 100 carats of Asscher cut diamonds.

Astonishingly, it is larger than Jason’s hand. Without a doubt, Drizzy must’ve dropped a big bag on his gleaming owl. However, there’s never a shortage of funds when you embark on a three month, 54-show tour across the U.S. and Canada with Hip Hop’s leading trio.

In fact, Aubrey and the Three Migos are still running up checks considering five shows remain on the schedule. Still, Drizzy found time to call Jason and have him create a few new gleaming pieces. When you can afford it, and your friends are actively contributing to securing a bag, its only right you pay them respect in diamonds  (ice, ice, ice, ice, ice, ice).

Therefore, Drizzy split the bag to drop more than a few bands on a few diamond gifts for the Migos. We spoke exclusively with Jason the jeweler, CEO of Jason of BH. He provided us with some intimate details on the gifts.

Asking a few curious questions, we learned that each chain is equipped with 1,196 Round and Asscher shape diamonds, approximately 20 carats apiece.  It’s important to note these are all flawless diamonds.

The pavè and prong settings ensure every diamond will dance across the 19′ chain like the late Mike Jack for years to come.

Offset is already flaunting his gift on his Instagram stories. We wish we had generous friends like Drizzy.

The post Drake Visits Jason of Beverley Hills to Buy a Few Gifts For Migos appeared first on The Source.

  • Yum

Click Here to Discuss in the Forums

LeBron James’ ‘I Promise’ School Strikes Production Deal

Words by: Symone Daniels

You can’t mention the word GOAT without thinking about LeBron James.  Not only has he dominated the basketball court, over the years we have witnessed him use his voice to speak up against unjust shootings, transcend over into television, and pour back into the community. The Ohio school, I Promise, created by Los Angeles Laker, earlier this year will now be the subject of a documentary.

According to reports from The Akron Beacon Journal, the Akron Public School has approved a deal with a New York City production company to document the first year of the I Promise School. The I Promise School, which is a partnership between the LeBron Family Foundation and Akron Public Schools, opened in July and is designed to help at-risk children with a curriculum focused on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. (STEM) Although the school opened with students attending third and fourth grade, the school will be fully operational by 2022 for a first-eighth grade.

Filming for the school year has already started.

The post LeBron James’ ‘I Promise’ School Strikes Production Deal appeared first on The Source.

  • Yum

Click Here to Discuss in the Forums

Jaden Smith Says Tyler, The Creator is his Boyfriend

This weekend’s Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival was lit. From performances to unexpected proclamations, there were plenty of newsworthy moments. From a Kids See Ghosts’ performance to Tyler, The Creator sporadically popping up in the crowd, all eyes were at the event this weekend. One thing that Jaden Smith said during his show surprised people though. He’s shown love to Tyler in the past but who knew what type of love it was.

Both Jaden and Tyler aren’t afraid of the negative stigma attached to homosexuality in Hip Hop. Smith caused an uproar for rocking a skirt for his Louis Vuitton campaign. Tyler has also rapped in the past about “kissing white boys since 2004.”

During his performance last night, Jaden told the crowd that if there’s one thing he wants them to take away from his set, it’s that he and Tyler are “boyfriends.” After he dropped the bomb, the camera panned to Tyler, who was wearing a mask, and you can see him saying no. There’s no telling if he’s trolling or not, but Jaden is keeping it going via social media.

After Smith called him his “best friend” in the world on stage, he revealed that Tyler was against him revealing that the two were a couple.

The post Jaden Smith Says Tyler, The Creator is his Boyfriend appeared first on The Source.

  • Yum

Click Here to Discuss in the Forums

California Wildfires Reaches Lil Pump’s Backyard

It seems to be that time of the year where the seemingly annual California wild fires blaze its trails. Many people are being forced to evacuate their homes including some top celebrities like the Kardashian family. Lil Pump just had to blast out of his crib because the fire reached his backyard.

On Friday (Nov. 9), the Miami recording artist posted a series of videos to his Instagram story of the chaos. From the looks of the first video, he seems to be a good distance from the fire and made light of the situation. “This is Channel 5 News, we are reporting,” he says in one video. “There is a huge fire in my backyard in Calabasas.”

Things appeared to be going 0-100 real quick in a later clip. “Yo, we really got to evacuate now,” the “Multi Millionaire” spitta says in a follow-up clip.

Pump then begins packing his things and talking more s–t before he finally ESSKEETIT. “Yeah bitch, that’s how you know you rich,” he says. “Ain’t no broke nigga houses burning down. It’s only that rich nigga shit. My house bout to burn down, bitch.”

Look at videos of Lil Pump escaping the wildfire below:

View this post on Instagram

😂🤣😂🤣 calabasas

A post shared by Lil Pump Videos (@videosoflilpumphn) on

View this post on Instagram

ESSKEETIT

A post shared by Lil Pump Videos (@videosoflilpumphn) on

View this post on Instagram

#lilpump admits he is lowkey scared of the big fire 🔥 😂

A post shared by Lil Pump (@everythinglilpump) on

View this post on Instagram

😯 not the house Not

A post shared by Lil Pump Videos (@videosoflilpumphn) on

View this post on Instagram

wow

A post shared by Lil Pump Videos (@videosoflilpumphn) on

View this post on Instagram

Ahhhhhhhhhhhh

A post shared by Lil Pump Videos (@videosoflilpumphn) on

The post California Wildfires Reaches Lil Pump’s Backyard appeared first on The Source.

  • Yum

Click Here to Discuss in the Forums

El Chapo’s Request to Hug Wife at Trial Denied

A judge says the Mexican drug lord, better known as “El Chapo” can’t hug his wife at his forthcoming trial.

Joaquin Guzman has been denied contact with his better half as a safety effort forced since he was brought to New York City to face drug conspiracy charges.

Defense lawyers asked U.S. Region Judge Brian Cogan for what they called a “humanitarian gesture” of permitting the embrace on Tuesday ahead of the opening statements.

The judge claimed that he was sympathetic in El Chapo’s request and praised him for good conduct under the inhumane conditions of solitary confinement, but it was a no from the other high-security risk defendants and he wasn’t going to make the exception.

The post El Chapo’s Request to Hug Wife at Trial Denied appeared first on The Source.

  • Yum

Click Here to Discuss in the Forums