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Gucci Mane, Lil Pump And Smokepurpp Form “Gucci Gang” Supergroup For Coachella

Gucci Mane, Lil Pump, and Smokepurpp have been revealed as members of a supergroup called ‘Gucci Gang’, with the trio confirmed to perform at Coachella 2019.

The iconic California festival yesterday revealed its full lineup for 2019 this week, with Ariana Grande, Childish Gambino and Tame Impala taking the top billing. This year’s festival takes place over the weekends of April 12-14 and 19-21.

The lineup included a mystery group called ‘Gucci Gang’. It has now been revealed to be a collaboration between the three rappers.

The trio have taken the name of Lil Pump’s breakout 2017 track ‘Gucci Gang’.

The news of Gucci Gang’s Coachella appearance was almost overlooked due to Kanye’s pulling out of the festival due to “artistically limiting.”

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Sybrina Fulton, Mother of Trayvon Martin Receives Honorary Doctorate From Benedict College and Key to City of Columbia

After devoting the last six years of her life to social change since the unjust murder of her son, Trayvon Martin, this past weekend Benedict College and the city of Columbia presented Sybrina Fulton with an honorary doctorate degree and the Key to the City. Fulton was stationed as the Commencement Convocation speaker for the HBCU’s 2018 winter graduation ceremony.

The brewed social activist was awarded with the Doctor of Humane Letters by the seminary ultimately granting her the respective title of ‘Dr’ and was also presented with the Key to the City by the mayor of South Carolina Steve Keith Benjamin. She took to Instagram moments after the ceremony to share her profound title. “I present to you……Dr. Sybrina Fulton,” the caption reads. “I went from the 2018 Commencement Convocation speaker at Benedict College to Doctor & I also received the key to the city from the Mayor of Columbia, SC.”

The ceremony took place on Saturday (Dec. 15) inside of the institution’s Benjamin E. Mays Human Resources Center Arena. Upon the institution’s announcement, Dr. Roslyn Clark Artis, President and CEO of Benedict College recognizes Fulton’s passionate endeavors towards social injustice, gun violence, and gender profiling by highlighting her cogent strength:

“Sybrina is a model of grace and strength, ” said Dr. Artis. Because of her passion and dedication, ‘we are all Trayvon’ and demand social justice for our sons.”

Since the senseless and tragic loss of her son in 2012, Sybrina started the Trayvon Martin Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to the emotional and financial support of families who have lost a loved one to the unexpected about of gun violence which is the precursor of her “Circle of Mothers” enterprise and “Mothers of the Movement” initiative. Last year, Fulton along with Tracy Martin, the father of Trayvon co-authored a book that turned into a six-part series with Hip-Hop mogul Jay-Z as executive producer titled Rest in Power: The Trayvon Martin Story.

 

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The Diplomats Tell Hilarious Story About Laurence Fishburne Encounter: ‘We Don’t Give a Fuck About You!’

Respectfully one of the most influential groups throughout Hip-Hop history, the Diplomats affectionately known as Dipset, are on the verge of making a noisy comeback and the collective’s distinguished members are taking up the surface big time. The group recently sat down with Billboard to discuss the Diplomats’ official comeback and amid the dialogue described a comical airport encounter with actor Laurence Fishburne which involves a couple of ‘eff yous,” making the story a certified Dipset tale.

“We see him in the airport. My first album’s not out or nothing; we’re just on a promo tour for my first album,” said Cam’ron. ‘Jim is like, “There go Laurence Fishburne!’ Jim had done a couple scenes on New York Undercover and shit, so Jim had seen him somewhere else like Toys R’ Us or some shit—and he was like, ‘If you call him Larry Fishburne, he loses his mind!’ Like we’re just sitting there chilling in the airport waiting for our flight and Jim tells us this.”

According to Jones, he had previously witnessed The Matrix actor go ballistic on someone who called him Larry inside of a Toys R Us on a Christmas day. During this encounter, it was their close buddy Fat Shawn, who Cam’ron notes passed away just two months ago, that turned it up on Fishburne by calling him by his disfavored moniker.

“He’s like, ‘I said, ‘Hello, Larry!’ But you gotta realize…we’re not no celebrities! We’re just some guys trying to get a record out, so we’re like, “Oh shit! Fucking Laurence Fishburne!’,” Cam’ron recalled. ‘So we’re just in awe that’s Larry! So listen though, he comes back and sits down with us! Like, ‘Yo, why you keep calling me Larry?’ And n—-s is like what! And this n—a Shawn is like, ‘our mother named you Larry, I’m calling you Larry!’ N—a pulls out his I.D. like, ‘What does this say?!’ We’re like, ‘Get ‘em, Larry! Get ‘em!”

After trying to convince Fishburne of their brewing prominence in entertainment with Jim JonesNew York Undercover gig and the coming drop of Cam’ron’s solo debut, the “Dipset Anthem” spitters got fed up after he rejected their efforts and sent the legendary actor into the fields of forget-yous.

“And Jim is like, ‘Yo, we’re trying to get on! We got the album coming out! I’m on New York Undercover!’ He’s like, ‘I’m not helping y’all!’ We’re like, ‘Yo Laurence, don’t pay that nigga no mind! That n—a’s stupid, man!’ He’s like, ‘I need to know what’s going on with y’all.’ I’m like, ‘Yo, fuck him! My man on New York Undercover, I got the album…’ He like, ‘Look man, I’m not helping y’all!’ So then it got to the point where I’m like, ‘Yo you know what? Fuck you, my n—a!’

Surprisingly for the Diplomats, the School Daze actor ended up becoming a fan of the Harlem spitters weathered raps years after their pre-famed encounter. Cam’ron views the moment as a lesson about memory, ultimately highlighting the power behind organically memorable moments.

“What’s crazy is, he probably just thought we were some ignorant n—-s who don’t know who we is. Because let’s say about 4-5 years later, my friend James is driving my pink Range Rover and Laurence Fishburne pulls up next to him and he’s like, “Hey, is that Cam’ron’s car?” He’s like, “Yeah, yeah!” He’s like, “Yo, tell him I’m a big fan! I fuck with him!” So James called me and he’s like, “Yo, Laurence Fishburne just pulled up to the car and said he loves your shit!” And I’m like, “See he don’t even know that that was us!”

Now the class act Harlem rap group is preparing for their official comeback album Diplomatic Immunity 3, which will reportedly come with a visual project between a documentary and biopic. The uncertainty is based on Dipset’s lengthy 21-year history and the desire to tell the tale in its full context. According to Cam, they are seeking the most financially wise direction to take the story of the Diplomats, but overall want the tale to make a similar and bigger impact than that of BET’s “The New Edition Story”. Well, on a bigger scale, profiling the story of Harlem’s most influential rap group will help raise awareness towards the importance of knowing hip-hop history.

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2 Chainz Launches Marijuana Brand ‘GAS Cannabis Co.’

This business was inevitable for Chainz.

The Green Street Agency has partnered with Tauheed Epps, whose best known in the Hip Hop world as 2 Chainz, to create his own marijuana business, GAS Cannabis Co.

The creative agency has already partnered with a variety of other musicians including Snoop Dogg, Cypress Hill, Waka Flocka Flame and Rae Sremmurd to launch perfectly legal weed brands.

The L.A.-based distributor has just launched a shop out of Van Nuys and offers three different strains of marijuana both in-store and online.

Recreational marijuana was legalized in California back in November of 2016. It was the first of nine states. It has also been legal for medicinal use since 1996.

According to Chainz, GAS stands for “Good a** s**t.” He took to his personal Instagram page to excitedly share the news of one of his lifelong dreams. He broke down each of the strains and showcased the products for fans and cannabis-users alike.

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Styles P Partners With PETA to Promote Plant-Based Diets

The animal advocacy group, PETA, linked up with Styles P for a campaign to promote plant-based diets. For the battle, or, in other words World Vegan Month starts, PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals), travels to the Brooklyn-based, Ghost-co-owned, Juices for Life vegan juice bar.

Talking on the advantages of adhering to plants, the Hip Hop vet giggles as he portrays the sudden points of interest of the eating routine. “A plant-based diet kinda makes your soul lighter,” he begins in the video. “I had a newfound respect for all life.”

Somewhere else in the video, Styles, who helped discovered Juices for Life with the end goal to give fresh fruits and vegetables to low-income neighborhoods, sets the record straight that he’s not down for the mistreatment of animals. Especially after surviving the trenches of Yonkers.

“Coming from a poor community and [as] a brown man, I fully understand mistreatment,” says Styles, who dropped off his Beloved joint project with Dave East last month. “It kinda made me have a deeper understanding for the animals.”

It is in light of that compassion that Styles is hoping to advance PETA’s message of Love Is Love.

Look at Styles P’s new PETA video for yourself just underneath.

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Chris Brown And Drake End Beef, Unite On Stage In LA For First Time Since 2009

The heartthrobs of Hip Hop and R&B have reunited after almost a decade of beef.

R&B swooner Chris Brown and Hip Hop’s top contender Drake rekindled their friendship after a nine year riff, which is highly believed to have started after Breezy physically assaulted Rihanna in 2009.

Breezy and Drizzy linked up again on stage at the Staples Center in Los Angeles during Drake’s Aubrey and the Three Amigos tour stop in Los Angeles.

Both artists took to their IG pages to post the news that they were reunited.

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The two artists last faced off in NYC at Greenhouse nightclub, when a physical altercation broke out in the club, leaving Brown scarred from a broken bottle allegedly thrown by Drake.

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New Jersey Sets October 29th As Date For Recreational Marijuana Legalization

Gov. Phil Murphy and New Jersey lawmakers finally have a date in mind for passing what could be the biggest legislation in years: marijuana legalization and they want to get it done by Halloween.

There is one potential stumbling block; a tax. Lawmakers are talking about a pretty hefty tax that they want to impose on the drug once it becomes available commercially.

Murphy and lawmakers say they’re looking at Oct 29 as the day the state Legislature should pass a bill legalizing marijuana in New Jersey. It’s not clear if the governor would actually sign it that day or right afterward. Murphy was asked about marijuana legalization during a recent Facebook live interview, and he told the audience that he’s looking at signing something “sooner than later.”

He also said that, based the tenor of the discussions and the give-and-take between the Murphy administration and lawmakers, Oct. 29 “feels about right.”

Murphy said there will be several pieces to the legislation, including expansion of the medical marijuana program. The “biggest mountain to climb,” he said, will be legalizing the drug for recreational use.

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[LISTEN] Lil Wayne Admits When He Shot Himself It Was Really A Suicide Attempt On ‘Tha Carter V’

To much anticipated fanfare, Lil Wayne released his Tha Carter V album this week and he revealed one of the many mysteries that has shaped and molded him into the living legend he is today.

One of the most memorable aspects of his life was at 12 years old, when the young Dwayne Carter shot himself in the chest, almost taking his own life. It has been long thought that the self inflicted gunshot wound was accidental, but Wayne puts those rumors to rest on the last song on his album entitled “Let It All Work Out” from his 12th solo album Tha Carter V.

On this track, the Young Money general spit on the third verse, “I found my mama’s pistol where she always hide it / I cry, put it to my head and thought about it / Nobody was home to stop me, so I called my auntie / Hung up, then put the gun up to my heart and pondered / Too much was on my conscience to be smart about it / Too torn apart about it, I aim where my heart was pounding / I shot it, and I woke up with blood all around me / It’s mine, I didn’t die, but as I was dying / God came to my side, and we talked about it / He sold me another life, and he made a prophet.”

He admitted the suicide attempt back in 2016 on Solange’s “Mad”, but had previously lied about it in an interview with MTV’s Chris Connelly, who he told, “I was full of weed. Trippin’, young, playin’ with [a gun]. I didn’t know that when you take the clip out the gun, if you cocked it, one [bullet] is already in the chamber. I didn’t know it had been cocked. So I’m just playin’ [and shot myself]. That was crazy.”

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Beyond The Streets Curates Beastie Boys’ ‘Live And Direct’ Book Tour Exhibit

Beyond The Streets Art Collective is curating an exhibit with the Beastie Boys for their forthcoming 600-page memoir entitled The Beastie Boys Book: Live And Direct.

The six-date, four-city book tour, which is scheduled to begin later this month in NYC, will have events featuring readings, Q&A sessions with Mike D, Ad Rock, a guest moderator and a live score from DJ Mix Master Mike. This project is part of an ongoing collabo with Beyond The Streets and adidas skateboarding.

The traveling exhibit will feature memorabilia from the trio’s unforgettable career, giving visitors a deeper look into their four decade legacy as one of Hip Hop’s most groundbreaking acts.

The Beastie Boys Book: Live & Direct Tour kicks off with a pair New York City stops beginning in Manhattan on October 29 at Town Hall and then moving to Brooklyn’s Kings Theatre on October 30. Mike D and Ad-Rock then head out to the West Coast for appearances at Los Angeles’s Montalban Theatre on November 3 and 4 and at San Francisco’s City Arts & Lectures at Nourse Theater on November 5. The brief run will culminate on November 30 in London, England at EartH.

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Travelers Now Allowed To Go Through LAX Airport With Marijuana

Travelers can now pack their marijuana along with their vacation essentials as long as it stays within the legal limit in the state of California.

Los Angeles International Airport will allow anyone 21 years of age or older to bring up to 28.5 grams of marijuana and 8 grams of concentrated marijuana, in accordance with Proposition 64, according to the airport’s new policy.

Transportation Security Administration, a federal agency, can still turn people away if they find marijuana since marijuana is illegal under federal law, but if this happens, airport police will not confiscate weed products as long as it doesn’t exceed the state’s legal amount.

Although marijuana is legal here in California, travelers need to remember that it may not be at their destination.

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