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YNW Melly’s Next Court Appearance Not Until 2021

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According to a confirmed report, YNW Melly, will not appear in court for his double murder trial until the top of 2021.

Melly, whose real name is Jamell Demons, is scheduled to appear at the Broward County Central Courthouse in Fort Lauderdale on January 28th of next year, according to a court document.

“Defendant’s appearance is required and mandatory,” says the court document. “The failure of the defendant to appear on the date and time noted herein shall result in the etreasure of any bond.”

Even though Demons has not been granted a bond, estreature is when a bond is forfeited for not appearing in court. He is currently being held in the Broward County Jail.

Melly is, however, due in court on October 5 for a deposition via Zoom, which “will be taken by any officer authorized to administer oaths by the laws of the State of Florida, and a person who is neither a relative nor employee of such attorney or counsel, and who is not financially interested in this action.”

YNW Melly ws charged with a double murder in the shooting deaths of two of his YNW crew members, 21-year-old YNW Sakchaser and 19-year-old YNW Juvy, last year. Melly, along with co-defendant YNW Bortlen, reportedly staged their deaths to make it look like a drive-by shooting.

Bortlen is currently out on bond awaiting trial.

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Action Bronson’s ‘Only For Dolphins’ LP Out Today

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Action Bronson has released his new album Only For Dolphins via Loma Vista Recordings. Leading up to the release of his first full-length project since 2018 Bronson has made an impressive array of appearances, further cementing himself as a beloved rapper and renaissance man. Key appearances include an interview on Late Night with Seth Meyers, a freestyle with Funk Flex from a camping chair on the streets of Brooklyn, interviews and song debuts with Zane Lowe, Ebro, and Hot97, and a rare return appearance to Hot Ones. Last night Bronson kicked off the first day of Bonnaroo’s star-studded Virtual Roo-Ality live stream event with an intimate performance from his studio. He performed several songs including Only For Dolphins singles “Latin Grammys,” “Golden Eye” and Mr. Wonderful classics “Baby Blue” and “Terry.” 

Along with the album’s digital release, Bronson has shared the official music video for “Golden Eye,” a slow-burn reggae send-up produced by Budgie. The video is a journey through Bronson’s mind that ends in an enlightening soliloquy from a yoked dolphin.

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Happy 40th Birthday to the “King Of The South” T.I.!

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Happy born day to Mr.Clifford Harris Jr. aka T.I.!

Throughout the years, T.I. has become one of the most relevant forces in hip-hop. Besides his music career, T.I. is an actor, spokesperson for the AKOO clothing, and the leader of Hustle Gang, which includes Iggy Azealia, B.O.B, Young Dro, and more.

Today, we celebrate Tip’s 40th birthday by showcasing jams that highlights his growth as an artist.

Fuck Da City Up Feat. Young Jeezy
If T.I. wanted to, his mixtape game would be a lot more extensive. The title track of his first mixtape Fuck Da City Up was finally able to breathe, even if it was an online release. But since the tapes are beneath him, you got to appreciate when he makes a collabo with Young Jeezy pop off.

Rubberband Man
Before he was the kang, Tip was known as the “Rubber Band Man.” The hit put T.I. on the map around the country. It was one of the few tracks that initiated Grand Hustle into the game.

U Don’t Know Me
Mr. Harris kept his head in the game. Though there were a few signature hits to come off Urban Legendz, “You Don’t Know Me” went hard and made room for tracks like “ASAP” and “Motivation” to gain heavy momentum amongst the masses.

What You Know
The Kang of the South put himself on hip-hop’s pedestal with his smash single “What You Know.” The Southern anthem highlighted his King album and was on repeat in every major hip-hip radio station in the country.

Big Shit Poppin (Do It)
T.I. wanted to showcase his battle against himself for his fifth album T.I. vs. TIP. “Big Shit Poppin (Do It)” hit the Billboard Top 100 chart at #9, eventually obtaining certified gold.

Live Your Life Feat. Rihanna
Paper Trails put T.I. at a plateau with the success of the hit single “Live Your Life” with Roc Nation’s Rihanna. The memorable O-Zone sample created an international buzz that had new fans copping the album just the hear the Tip and RiRi collaboration.

Welcome To The World Feat. Kanye West & Kid Cudi
His film ‘Takers’ with Michael Ealy and Paul Walker hit theatres yet he still made the effort to release his sixth studio album, No Mercy. Though his single “I’m Back” sparked some hype, his collaboration with G.O.O.D Music soldiers Kanye West and Kid Cudi remains one of the highlights of the album.

Pimp Feat. Pimp C & Too $hort
For a mixtape, Fuck Da City Up featured work from huge names in the game like Dr. Dre, Hit-Boy and Young Jeezy. Too $hort spit along with an appearance by Pimp C in their collaboration “Pimp.”

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Kanye West: I’m Wearing Jordans Until I Get Board Seat At Adidas

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Kanye’s most recent Twitter rant is focusing on his deals with his YZY brand with GAP and his famed Yeezy brand with adidas.

Kanye has officially declared that he is not releasing anything with GAP and he’s “wearing Jordans” until he sits on the board at sneaker giant adidas.

Last week, Yeezy went overboard, claiming he is the head of adidas while criticizing Puma, stating, “all pumas designs are embarrassingly trash but I will personally design puma and adidas and make everything ok.” With Jay-Z being the new creative director at Puma, West offered upan apology to Hov, saying, “Speaking Biggs now … I shouldn’t have said anything about Puma publicly … I apologize to Emory and Jay and the entire Puma crew.”

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Future’s Artist FXXXXY Dead At 25 From Routine Medical Procedure

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Several reports have confirmed that Maudell Watkins, who is better known as Future’s Freebandz Records’ artist FXXXXY, passed away from complications while undergoing a routine medical procedure. He was 25 years old.

Future initially confirmed the news on IG, showing their recent text volley on his story with the caption, “GONE WAY TOO SOON @FLAWEDUPSHAWTY.”

A statement from IGA Executive Vice President Joie Manda stated, “We are all deeply saddened by the sudden and unexpected passing of FXXXXY and offer our sincerest condolences to his family, his team, friends and thousands of fans. Everyone who came into FXXXXY’s orbit was moved by his positive energy and spirit. His talent was undeniable. He was an important member of our IGA family and it’s heartbreaking that he was taken from all of us too soon.

“We would like to express our heartfelt thanks to his many friends and acquaintances who’ve reached out to us in this extremely difficult time. He lived music with every breath he took and his focus and drive were unmatched. May his contributions to the music industry live forever. CC 4 Life!” 

FXXXXY released his most recent single via Freebandz “Paranoia/#1 Stunna” last month.

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[WATCH] Conway The Machine’s NPR Tiny Desk Concert

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Conway and Griselda always ensure their rabid fan base is always happy and fed.  Conway has already put his mark in 2020 with collaborative projects with Alchemist (LULU). Big Ghost Ltd (No One Mourns The Wicked) and appeared on high profile projects from Westside Gunn (Pray For Paris), Freddie Gibbs & Alchemist (Alfredo), and Lil Wayne (Funeral). 

Now, with From King To A GOD, Conway The Machine’s metamorphosis is complete, and with his ascension, he asserts that he will no longer be denied his rightful place as a “God Emcee.” 

From King To A GOD is Conway’s most diverse project to date and it features guest appearances and production from Westside Gunn, Benny The Butcher, Freddie Gibbs, Method Man, DJ Premier, Havoc, Lloyd Banks, Dej Loaf, Alchemist, Daringer, Erick Sermon and Hit-Boy.  From King To A GOD debuted at #126 on the Billboard charts and #16 on the Emerging Artist Chart and at #134 on the Rolling Stone 200 Chart.

Shot on location at Sweet Chicks in Queens, NY, Conway’s Tiny Desk Concert set-list includes three tracks from King To A GOD, including “Lemon,” “Front Lines” & “Anza” and two previous fan favorites “The Cow” & “OverDose.”

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Louisville Protesters Set Fire Outside Courthouse, Shoot Two Cops Following Breonna Taylor Decision

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Following a grand jury’s decision to not indict any of the officers involved in the Breonna Taylor killing by Louisville Police, protesters took to the streets of Kentucky’s largest city.

Also, two police officers were shot and wounded before the courthouse was set ablaze.

The Louisville Metro Police Department put out a state of emergency order days before the decision was announced publicly.

Breonna Taylor, an EMT worker, was fatally shot when four Louisville Metro Police entered her home during a no-knock raid on her home on March 13, 2020.

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Today in Hip-Hop History: ATCQ Dropped Their Sophomore LP ‘Low End Theory’ 29 Years Ago

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On this date in 1991, Queens emcees Q-Tip and the late Phife Dawg along with their DJ Ali Shaheed Muhammad released the group’s second full-length studio album Low End Theory.

The sophomore jinx definitely did not come into play with this project from Tribe, with both Tip and Phife’s rhyme quality better than anything heard from them before. With the Abstract quarterbacking most of the production on the project, with the co-production assistance from Mr. Muhammad and Skeff Amslem, the result is a creative masterpiece. It must also be mentioned that the real-life issued affecting the group, from Phife announcing he was a diabetic to firing the World Famous DJ Red Alert as the group’s manager proved that the Tribe was ready for the next level of their career.

As for the album’s highlights, Low End Theory is one of the genre’s conceptual albums that cannot be understood unless listened to in its entirety. From the album’s beginning on “Excursions”, which would cause the average Tribe fan to anticipate the sound of a People’s Instinctive Travels Part 2 until you hear the bass line come in for “Buggin’ Out”, which was possibly the best lyrical showing by Phife on all of ATCQ’s albums. While songs like “Rap Promoter” and “Show Business” talk about the uncertainty of the Hip-Hop industry, tracks like “The Infamous Date Rape” and “Everything Is Fair” talk about social issues that plague urban communities.

Supreme salute to the Tribe, rest in peace to Phife and the Jive Records squad for helping to bring the people such an important piece of Hip-Hop history!

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Public Enemy’s New Album ‘What You Gonna Do When The Grid Goes Down?’ Out September 25

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Public Enemy will release their latest album What You Gonna Do When The Grid Goes Down? this Friday, September 25. The legendary group’s first release for Def Jam Recordings in over two decades features a powerful lineup of guests including Nas, YG, Rapsody, DJ Premier, Black Thought, Questlove, Cypress Hill, Run-DMC, Ice-T, PMD, George Clinton, Daddy-O, Jahi, The Impossebulls, Mark Jenkins, S1Ws Pop Diesel and James Bomb, and Beastie Boys’Mike D and Ad-Rock. 

The announcement of What You Gonna Do When The Grid Goes Down? and their return to Def Jam — a cultural institution that they helped build — was heralded around the globe with the group’s iconic logo projected onto some of the world’s other most iconic cultural institutions including the Eiffel Tower and Moulin Rouge in Paris; Parliament, Marble Arch & Tate Modern Museum in London, which can be seen HERE

The album is led by the single “Fight the Power: Remix 2020,” re-conceptualized by Public Enemy with Nas, Rapsody, Black Thought, YG, Jahi and Questlove for the 2020 BET Awards in June, and officially released as a single along with the album announcement last week. It also includes Public Enemy’s recent single, “State of the Union (STFU),” produced by DJ Premier. The track holds nothing back as it calls out Donald Trump and his destructive reign. 

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Future’s Freewishes Foundation Secures Assistance For Senior Adults Impacted By Covid-19

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Future and his  Freewishes foundation have been in overdrive since Covid 19 hit.  They initiated the first Mask On campaign back in March that serviced around 100,000 doctors, healthcare workers, patients and families. 

We followed up with the Covid-19 I’m Still A Dreamer scholarship giveaway for incoming freshmen impacted by covid 19.  We have now started a new campaign for Senior Citizens in metro Atlanta impacted by Covid.   

For 10 years, Future and his Freewishes foundation have curated events targeting the health and wellness of seniors and assisting them in all areas of their lives. Covid-19 changed everything this year but unlike many organizations, Future refused to cancel his health and wellness initiatives for seniors. Although covid prevented the annual Senior Health and Fitness day from happening in its traditional format, Freewishes remained committed to  the seniors. 

Future decided that  he would have his foundation assist seniors by coming to them instead- with the Freewishes Wellness on Wheels campaigns. This Friday, Future and Freewishes kicked off one of many wellness on wheels dates at the Eastlake ymca. Freewishes provided health kits, food, masks, essential items  and health support for seniors. Future and the foundation  will keep his wellness on wheels campaign going for the rest of the year in selected locations. 

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