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The Fugees Cancel 25th Anniversary of ‘The Score’ Tour Due To COVID-19

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According to a press release from The Fugees, their 25th Anniversary of The Score Tour has been cancelled due to the rising numbers of COVID cases around the country.

According to the release, “We anticipate and understand disappointment but our anniversary tour will not be able to happen.” It continued, “The continued Covid pandemic has made touring conditions difficult, and we want to make sure we keep our fans and ourselves healthy and safe.  An idea sparked to honor and celebrate this 25th anniversary of The Score but we see now it may not currently be our time for revisiting this past work.  We’re grateful for the special night we did get to share with some of you in New York, with that rare live moment. If opportunity, public safety and scheduling allow, we hope to be able to revisit this again sometime soon.  THANK YOU for all your love and support throughout the years.”

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‘Madea’ Actress Ion Overman Among 19 Indicted In $3M PPP Fraud Scheme

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According to a startling report from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Ion Overman, who starred in Madea Goes to Jail, is one of 19 people in the entertainment industry who have been named in a PPP fraud indictment that allegedly netted over $3 million.

An “unindicted co-conspirator” named Mark C. Mason Jr. was allegedly submitting fraudulent loan applications in order to assist others for a 2-5% “success fee”.

Other notables in the indictment include producer Carlos “Clos” Stephens, who has worked with Master P and his son, Lil Romeo. Also, actor Dale Godboldo, who has appeared in The People Vs O.J. Simpson and Thor, was named in the indictment.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Northern District of Georgia is handling this case, but no statement has been made by authorities in regards to Overman or any of the other co-conspirators.

TheSource.com will have an update for this story as details become available.

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[WATCH] French Montana Flaunts The MoneyBagg Yo Remix “FWMGAB” With New Visuals

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Some artists blur genres, but French Montana blurs borders. His inimitable fusion of classic East Coast rhymes, wavy pop swagger, and international ambition elevated him to the forefront of the game on a global scale. 2017 saw him ascend to superstar status with the blockbuster smash “Unforgettable” [feat. Swae Lee], which cemented him in the “Billion Club” for streaming and earned a nine-times platinum certification from the RIAA. Meanwhile, his sophomore effort, JUNGLE RULES, went and dominated the charts and his 2019 album MONTANAwas certified gold immediately upon release. He closed 2020 with the release of the long-anticipated CB5 (Coke Boys 5) mixtape, continuing a legacy he started over a decade ago. Now, he takes it to the next level with his latest effort They Got Amnesia.

Now, Morocco Montana recruits Memphis shot caller MoneyBagg Yo, who dropped the smash remix, but the video for “FWMGAB” remix gives the vibes that these two might collab on a full project. Women, water, and wads of cash show you what you get when you “FWFMAMBY”.

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Nas Joins Google In $20M Gaming Investment

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Nas adds another solid addition to his list of investments as he supports Google and others with the initial investment of African gaming company Carry1st.

A report from The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed that Nas has joined Google and other related investors and in a gaming company, which is projected to see a 96 percent monthly revenue growth.

The African mobile game publisher called Carry1st will use this initial investment to help build the company’s content portfolio and product/engineering teams to acquire tens of millions of new users, while also moving into game co-development.

“We’re excited to partner with this world-class group of investors who, in addition to capital, bring expertise across gaming, fintech, and web3,” said Carry1st co-founder and CEO Cordel Robbin-Coker in a company statement. “In 2021, we launched multiple games and digital commerce solutions achieving really strong growth. Together we can accelerate this growth and achieve our goal of becoming the leading consumer internet company in the region.”

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Happy Heavenly Birthday Jam Master Jay! (RIP)

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Hip Hop lost a great DJ over two decades ago, but in celebration of JMJ’s life today, his legacy will forever live on

On this date in 1965 in Brooklyn, New York, Jason Mizell, who later became Jam Master Jay, was born.

Jay was the DJ for the legendary Kings from Hollis, Queens, Run-D.M.C. His musical career took him all over the world and even expanded his talents into Hip Hop filmographies, such as Krush Groove and Tougher Than Leather. JMJ is also responsible for breaking several artists from his Jam Master Jay Records imprint, including Onyx, Chuck D of Public Enemy, and 50 Cent.

On October 30, 2002, Jay was tragically shot and killed by an unknown assailant in a Jamaica, Queens recording studio. To this day, no one has been charged with his murder.

The Source Magazine would like to send a super born day salute to this icon of our culture. He may be physically gone, but his legacy will never be forgotten!

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Today In Hip Hop History: RUN-D.M.C. Dropped Their Sophomore LP ‘King Of Rock’ 37 Years Ago

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The “Kings From Queens” dropped their second album 37 years ago today.

On this date in 1985, Joseph Simmons, Daryl McDaniels, and Jason Mizell successfully avoided the sophomore jinx some three decades ago when they released the follow-up to their self-titled debut album with King Of Rock.

Produced by Run’s brother Def Jam founder Russell Simmons, this album was the project that catapulted the crew from rappers to internationally recognized recording artists. King Of Rock is historic in the sense that it was the first Hip Hop album to go platinum and ended up going double platinum. Singles like “King Of Rock” and “Rock It Like This” appeared in the cult classic flick Krush Groove, which is based on the rise of Run-D.M.C., Def Jam Records, co-starring Jay, Darryl, and Joe. Those two tracks and the comical “You Talk Too Much” all reached the Top 20 R&B charts.

Salute to Run, D.M.C., the Mizell family, the Simmons family, Rick Rubin, Larry Smith (RIP), and everyone at Def Jam and Profile who made this album happen!

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adidas Originals x Prada Launch User-Generated NFT Art Project

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After establishing its ambitions for the new digital frontier, adidas Originals is diving deeper into the metaverse to introduce a new chapter of its ongoing partnership with luxury collaborator, Prada

The two iconic brands are joining forces to disrupt the metaverse through a charitable lens that puts creators at the forefront. Prada’s foray into the metaverse will take the form of a global, user-generated NFT art project, utilizing blockchain Polygon Web3. This first-of-its-kind interactive platform will allow the metaverse community to contribute to an NFT made up of 3,000 individual tiles that will then be developed into one final art piece by digital artist & educator Zach Lieberman.

The final adidas x Prada NFT piece will be auctioned off with primary sale profits going to climate-focused organizations Slow Factory and UNESCO Sea Beyond, and a percentage of sales will be split between the creators of the tile artwork – including any secondary sales of Lieberman’s final work each time it is sold. Acknowledging the fundamental role of creators, all 3,000 works featured in the final NFT project will be minted as unique NFTs that each contributor will own and can sell on the secondary market.

Each tile and the final piece will be inspired by the recently releasedPrada Re-Nylon collection – a sustainable, reimagined luxury sportswear collection, released in collaboration with adidas, that is composed of Prada’s signature, recyclable Re-Nylon fabric.

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Pro Skater Evan Hernandez Sentenced To 8 Years For Selling Meth, Stealing Bitcoin

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According to several confirmed reports, pro skateboarder Evan Hernandez ws handed down a 97-month sentence after pleading guilty to selling crystal meth. Hernandez also pleaded guilty to stealing Bitcoin and selling it to other drug traffickers.

The DOJ say that Hernandez “distributed narcotics, conspiring with drug dealers to distribute the controlled substances over one of the world’s largest darknet marketplaces” between March 2018 and March 2019. They added the pro skater “was involved in a highly sophisticated drug-trafficking operation, where he personally took on various roles to ensure its success: obtaining multiple types of narcotics, selling them directly to customers, and laundering money on the backend in a sophisticated manner.”

Hernandez also had to give up his 2010 Mercedes-Benz, about $35K in cash, and a bunch of jewelry including watches, necklaces, and rings to authorities.

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Happy Birthday To The Roots’ Questlove!

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Happy Born day to Ahmir Khalib Thompson better known as ?uestlove a.k.a Questlove! Born in 1971, he turns a half century today. The OG is originally known as the drummer for the legendary Hip Hop band The Roots, but he has many roles.

On February 17, 2014, he became a part of the in-house band for The Tonight Show, and with The Roots he’s played the same role during the 969-episodes of  Late Night With Jimmy Fallon. 

Let’s not forget about the many artists he has produced such as Jay Z, Common, D’Angelo, Erykah Badu, the late Amy Winehouse, John Legend, and old school R&B legend Al Green. The list goes on with all the production teams he has been a part of, including Hip Hop pioneers like The Soulsonics and The Grand Wizards.

The influence of this multi-faceted musician has reached far beyond most in his lifetime thus far, and he’s nearly only half way thru. Happy Birthday Questlove and many more to come!

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[WATCH] Fat Joe: Jay-Z’s “Feelin’ It” Has The “Hardest Lyric In Hip Hop”

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In an exclusive interview on the I Am Athlete podcast, Bronx rap legend Fat Joe and the hosts of the show discuss the importance of having a strong support system in order to achieve success. Joe uses a bar from Jay-Z’s “Feelin’ It”, a hit song from his Reasonable Doubt debut, to prove that exact point, rapping, “If every n***a in your clique is rich, your clique is rugged/Nobody will fall ‘cause everyone will be each other’s crutches…”

The TS general adds, “Everybody wanna be the man. Everybody wanna be the guy everybody looks up to. There’s no real strength in that. The strength is in everybody eating, so that if one of us falls, we can lift him up. You have to understand that mentality.”

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