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JAY-Z Set to Produce Thriller ‘Forty Acres’

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Hov is deep in his bag these days. After starting his own marijuana company and investing in a new fitness platform, JAY-Z is now set to produce a new thriller on Netflix titled Forty Acres.

Deadline reports the film is based on Dwayne Alexander Smith’s with the same name and is described as a hybrid of The Firm and Get Out.

The film will pair Hov with Luke Cage creator Chef Hodari Coker and co-producers James Lassiter, and Kapital Entertainment’s Aaron Kaplan produce with Niles Kirchner and Bill Strauss. Executive producers are Dana Honor for Kapital, Smith, and Mike Epps.

Hov and Lassiter previously worked on the all-Black western The Harder They Fall and those two along with Kaplan worked on Women of the Movement for ABC. 

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JAY-Z Secures New Netflix Project

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In case you missed it, JAY-Z added “movie producer” to his long list of titles and business ventures a while back. JAY’s next project in that role is a Netflix adaptation of the Dwayne Alexander Smith‘s novel Forty Acres. JAY-Z To Produce Legal Thriller Forty Acres has been described as a cross between Jordan Peele‘s […]

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JAY-Z Secures New Netflix Project

JAY-Z Beyoncé Apesht Music Video 5

In case you missed it, JAY-Z added “movie producer” to his long list of titles and business ventures a while back. JAY’s next project in that role is a Netflix adaptation of the Dwayne Alexander Smith‘s novel Forty Acres. JAY-Z To Produce Legal Thriller Forty Acres has been described as a cross between Jordan Peele‘s […]

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Lil Wayne Says This JAY-Z Album Changed Everything For Him

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The adoration that Lil Wayne has for JAY-Z has been long chronicled. Getting a little bit deeper, Wayne highlighted what was the rap album from Hov that changed everything for him.

Weezy F Baby and Lil Baby sat down for Rolling Stone’s Musicians on Musicians series and revealed that the album from Jigga that made an impact on his life was 1999’s Vol. 3… Life and Times of S. Carter.

Jay-Z, Life and Times of Shawn Carter, plain and simple,” Wayne revealed. “It was the first album where I actually [bought] the car that the rapper was talking about. That was my album.”

Wayne added, “Also, Jay talked so crazy. He went bananas on that album. I got lyrics from the album tattooed on me and shit. I have songs that are remakes of spinoffs of songs from that album.”

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JAY-Z + Beyoncé Text Megan Thee Stallion ‘All The Time’

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Popularity alone gives Houston rapper Megan Thee Stallion a chance to work with anyone she wants to in the music industry. But the American Music Awards-winner is making real BFF connections with some of the biggest names in the game. Megan Thee Stallion + The Carters Megan Thee Stallion is making the media rounds after […]

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Lil Wayne Names His Favorite JAY-Z Album

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Grammy-winning rapper Lil Wayne sees Young Hov as much more than a great rapper. The hip-hop superstar gives his thoughts about JAY-Z and even names his all-time favorite Jigga studio album. Lil Wayne Says JAY-Z ‘Went Bananas’ On This Album In an interview with Lil Baby for Rolling Stone, Lil Wayne said the JAY-Z album […]

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Trippie Redd Fat-Shames JAY-Z Over Beach Pics

Once upon a time, nobody would’ve come for JAY-Z like this, knowing the lyrical clapback could be career-ending. But Ohio rapper Trippie Redd just threw a jab at Jigga over the New York rap legend’s now-infamous and must-see beach workout pics. Trippie Redd Fat-Shames JAY-Z The Internet had a lot of fun at JAY-Z’s expense […]

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Today in Hip-Hop History: Larry Davis Shoots 6 Corrupt NYPD Officers And Escapes 34 Years Ago

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Some say he was 50 Cent before 50 Cent. Some called him “the Robin Hood of The Ghetto”, while the establishment dubbed him “the crack city terminator.” In the hood, his solution is considered the only possible answer to a continuous epidemic of police brutality. Some of your favorite rappers from French Montana to Lloyd Banks to Jay-Z have name-dropped him on their tracks and BET felt he was so important to American culture that their American Gangster series had to open with him, but only an educated few know why the name Larry Davis continues to ring bells more than three decades after that fateful night in November of ’86.

On this date in 1986, a 19-year-old Bronx man by the name of Larry Davis was engaged in a shootout with over 25 NYPD officers who came after him in what appeared to be a murderous hit. For those that don’t know what makes this such a unique story is that Davis not only survived but escaped unharmed long enough to tell his story to the FBI. Larry Davis was acquitted of the police shootings(six officers were critically injured), which was the only time anyone was acquitted for shooting an officer of the law in U.S. history.

READ MORE: The Death Of Larry Davis 10 Years Later: Is This The Only Answer To Police Brutality?

Check out the first-hand account from someone who was with Davis on that cold night in the Bronx at Larry’s sister’s apartment on Webster Avenue.

Words: Shams DaBaron

November 19, 1986 is a night that forever changed the course of my life. It was the height of the crack epidemic on this cold winter night when I was meeting with my partner and best friend Larry Davis. We were discussing the trip we were taking the next day to California to avoid the heat he was experiencing from some corrupt cops he sold drugs for. For weeks he had been laying low knowing they had a bounty on his head. At the time no one could be trusted. The police were rolling up on anyone associated with Larry to find out where he was.

On this night, I sat with him in his sister’s apartment discussing our plans for the trip we were taking and making final arrangements with one of my associates to restructure some of the business dealings in the street. Larry was in the process of extricating himself from out of that lifestyle of dealing drugs and we were going to refocus our energies totally toward dealing in music. The decision was made months ago, but became complicated once Larry made his plans known to others and the corrupt cops caught wind of his decision to step off with their money. They then put a bounty on his head.

READ MORE: The Larry Davis Story: Is This The Solution To Police Brutality?

As he was explaining what was going on in the streets to my associate, the associate became very scared and verbalized his fears to us, while asking Larry if he himself was in fear for his life. Larry’s reply, “Well, no I’m not scared. The only person I fear is God… Don’t get me wrong, I don’t wanna die, but if it’s my time to die, then so be it…” At this point I’m ready to tune him out and dismiss his words as Larry just talking mess… But then he continued, “One thing, though, I will say is… if they come and kill me, I guarantee you that before I go, I’m a take one of those pigs down with me.”

Hearing him use the term “pigs” is what really caught my attention. It showed that even in the most negative of situations – having been a drug dealer for a group of corrupt NYC cops – Larry was still in some way affected by the pro-Black organizations that gave birth to our generation. The seeds of their struggles were planted in us whether we knew it or not. And to me, it seems, that on that fateful night of November 19, 1986, the spirit of those freedom fighters, and the spirit of that movement, guided his thoughts and actions and helped him overcome the overwhelming force that came to assassinate him.

What is even more significant and what we must keep in mind while Remembering Larry Davis is that on that night of November 19, 1986, Larry became what famed lawyer William Kunstler called “A symbol of resistance to police violence.”

Shams DaBaron
Larry’s Childhood Friend

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Trippie Redd Trolls Jay Z’s Weight With “444 Pounds” Comment

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Trippie Redd may have costed himself a possible Jay-Z feature in the future with his joke. Let’s hope not.

Over the years, we’ve gotten a number of Jay-Z pictures and memes, even though the billionaire mogul is the least likely to get on social media. There is the infamous Jay-Z dive, the ridicule of him skipping leg day and more. He does not have an Instagram account, but his last post on social media referred to his 2018 line on Meek Mill’s “What’s Free.”

On Tuesday pictures surfaced of Hov in Hawaii working off some of that quarantine weight along with close friends Emory Jones, Ty Ty Smith and more. The ROC Nation founder quickly became a trending topic on the internet for his weight. The pictures even garnered some ridicule from folks once posted. One person in particular was Pegasus rapper Trippie Redd. He took to the comments under DJ Akademiks post saying, “444 pounds,” playing off Hov’s last album release, 4:44.

Trippie along with a number of other young Gen-Z fans took to Ak’s comments as well to echo the same pleasantries. Let’s hope he can still get a Hov feature following the comments.

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JAY-Z Announces His First Cannabis Brand ‘MONOGRAM’

JAY-Z Announces His First Cannabis Brand 'MONOGRAM'

Celebrating a new chapter in cannabis, Shawn “JAY-Z” Carter, has launched his first cannabis brand, MONOGRAM. The brand’s website is live at www.monogramcompany.com and on Instagram at @MONOGRAMCOMPANY.

MONOGRAM is built upon its careful strain selection and meticulous cultivation practices and uncompromised quality in aim to define what cannabis means to consumers. The brand will launch through an elite e-commerce platform that is created to be specific to the product line.

MONOGRAM is created out of Hov’s partnership with Caliva, the largest vertically-integrated cannabis company in California. Jay-Z is the Chief Brand Strategist for the company since July 2019.

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