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Rihanna, Meek Mill, Megan Thee Stallion, Migos, Nas & More Sign Open Letter Urging for Reform in the NYPD

Rihanna, Meek Mill, Megan Thee Stallion, Migos, Nas & More Sign Open Letter Urging for Reform in the NYPD

Many notable figures in the entertainment industry are doing their part to show that they’re in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement.

Hundreds of members of the music community including artists, executives, publishers, record labels, and more signed an open letter calling for New York state to repeal statute 50-A. This law protects police officers’ personnel and disciplinary records from public view.

Laws like the 50-A and the Qualified Immunity Act has allowed police brutality and public lynching to go on without these criminals taking any accountability or facing repercussions.

“We mourn the killing of George Floyd and the unnecessary loss of so many black lives before his,” states the letter, which was signed by Rihanna, Ariana Grande, Billie Eilish, Migos, Megan Thee Stallion, Justin Bieber, Meek Mill, Nas, Demi Lovato and more. “We must hold accountable those who violate the oath to protect and serve, and find justice for those who are victim to their violence. An indispensable step is having access to disciplinary records of law enforcement officers. New York statute 50-A blocks that full transparency, shielding a history of police misconduct from public scrutiny, making it harder to seek justice and bring about reform. It must be repealed immediately.”

The letter is addressed to NY Governor Andrew Cuomo, Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins, and Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie.

“We were pleased to hear the Governor’s statement that 50-A should not prohibit the release of disciplinary records,” the letter continues. “But, clearly, it is not enough. 50-A has been used far too often in the past and, without repeal, it will continue to be used to block justice. When the Legislature returns this week, we urge members to recognize the moment, take one loud, bold, and meaningful step in addressing this systemic problem, and swiftly repeal 50-A.”

The open letter is accompanied by a petition which you can find here.

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Nas’ Daughter Destiny Pours Her Heart Out To Boyfriend On 5-Year Anniversary: “I Love You!”

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New York rapper Nas‘ daughter Destiny Jones knows she has a ride or die by her side. The hip-hop model went online this week to celebrate a huge five-year anniversary with her boyfriend.

Destiny x Anniversary

Heading into the weekend, Destiny Jones went to Instagram with a gushy shot of herself and boyfriend Jordan for their anniversary. She dished on how much he means to her and acknowledged sticking out for a quick five years.

“Wow 5 years?!!! ❤❤❤ My calm when everything else is chaos, my safe space from anxiety and stress. Thanks for always making me see the positive side, making me laugh even when I don’t want to, and always being patient when I’m being stubborn. My Bestfriend, my rock, Happy 5 Year Anniversary Jordan! I love you!!! 😘❤” -Destiny Jones’ Instagram

“Happy Anniversary 🎉💕🎉💕🎉💕” -Carmen Bryan

Destiny Jones shouts out her boyfriend on their anniversary

Fun Under The Sun

In mid-February 2020, Destiny welcomed fans into her relationship goals. She shared a bunch of moments hanging out alongside her boo.

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Happy Valentines Day!!! 💕❄🎿

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Girls from New York are the coldest ❄⛄

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Not Bad For A Self-Taught, First Time Skier ⛷ ❄⛄

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Wait, There’s More

In early February 2020, Destiny hit up IG to formally welcome her longtime pal actress Yara Shahidi into her 20’s. Jones shared pics of herself and Yara hanging out together.

Before You Go

Recently, Destiny Jones went online to show off her signature Lipmatic lipstick collection.

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Tori Brixx + Nas React To Protests Getting Explosive W/ Building + NYPD Van Getting Set On Fire

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Vixen Tori Brixx and Nas are keeping tabs on what’s happening around the country. Both high-profile entertainers have lit up their social media pages to react to protests getting more violent and explosive.

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Both Brixx and God’s Son went to their Instagram pages this week with reactions. Tori shared a shot of a New York Police Department van getting set on fire while Nas reacted to a burning building in Minnesota.

“5/29/2020” -Tori Brixx’s Instagram

Tori Brixx shares pictures of the explosive and violent protests

“Minnesota my heart is with you!” -NasInstagram

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Minnesota my heart is with you!

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A Different Perspective

On Saturday, rap executive Wack 100 shared his take on peaceful protests turning violent. While supportive of people standing up against police brutality, the high-profile hip-hop manager urged folks to not destroy businesses.

“That store did NOTHING to US! A lot of IGNORANT sh*t going on . Doing sh*t just to do sh*t. Every move should be a step forward not a step backwards. Some of our PEOPLE work at these businesses …. Target what counts our children are watching …” -Wack 100’s Instagram

Wait, There’s More

The protests in support of slain black man George Floyd have also impacted cities like Atlanta. Some people have sparked violence against buildings including news network CNN.

Before You Go

The protests have received heavy support from entertainers to politicians. Rap heavyweight Cardi B and New York Governor Andrew Cuomo have publicly shared their support.

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@nygovcuomo continued #Respect

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Today in Hip-Hop History: Slick Rick Dropped His Last Album ‘The Art Of Storytelling’ 21 Years Ago

On this day in Hip Hop history, Slick Rick released his final studio LP, The Art of Story Telling.

Mostly produced by DJ Clark Kent and Kid Capri, this album featured guest verses from the likes of Redman, Rev Run, Outkast, Nas, Raekwon, and Snoop Dogg.

Critically the album has been hailed as the only proper sequel to his breakthrough debut album, The Great Adventures Of Slick Rick. Due to continuous run-ins with the law, the public was never really able to fully experience Slick Rick as an artist. For the same reason, the world will never know what his outstanding ability and outspoken persona could have done for Hip Hop culture. What is apparent is that when the master storyteller has the time, he can pen and deliver a masterpiece.

The Art of Storytelling was Slick Rick’s most commercially successful album, peaking at #8 on the Billboard 200 chart and #1 on the Top R&B/Hip Hop charts. The album even went gold during its first week of sales. True to the title, the album is full of narratives that could only be crafted by the pen that scribed the famous “Children’s Story.” And although he has not strayed away from his signature rhetoric, The Art of Storytelling shows improvement and Slick Rick’s ability to stay relevant as far as his own style blending with the popular sound of the time. As a whole, this album is deserving of all accolades and is a proper farewell to Slick Rick as an album rapper.

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Nas’ Daughter Destiny Jones Goes All-Blue Everything In Her Weekend Fashion Drip: “Walkin On Sunshine”

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New York rapper Nas‘ daughter knows how to rack up the likes. The hip-hp veteran’s mini-me Destiny Jones went online this week to give fans an up-close look at her fashion goals.

Destiny x Fashion

Heading into Sunday, Destiny went to Instagram with a shot of herself outside. In the pic, she’s rocking an all-blue everything outfit flexing black girl magic in Manhattan Beach, California.

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“Walkin On Sunshine 🌞” -Destiny Jones’ Instagram

Motivational Talk

A few days ago, Miss Jones hit up Instagram to share some deep thoughts. Destiny posted a selfie of herself dishing out advice to self-proclaimed bosses in 2020.

“Bosses don’t wait for someone to change the rules, they write them. 🖊” -Destiny Jones’ Instagram

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Wait, There’s More

A few days ago, Jones went to Instagram with some new pics. The shots featured Destiny Jones rocking an official face mask of her dad Nas in Santa Monica, California.

““No Bad Energy” 🌴” -Destiny Jones’ Instagram

Destiny Jones in Dad Nas face mask

Before You Go

Recently, Destiny went online with a shot of herself alongside her mom Carmen Bryan. Jones also saluted her with a Mother’s Day shout-out.

“Strong Women, Raise Strong Women! Happy Mother’s Day @carmenbryan💕 Love You!!!😘💋🎉” -Destiny Jones’ Instagram

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Nas’ Daughter Destiny Has Advice For Real Bosses Waiting For Someone To Change The Rules

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New York rapper Nas‘ daughter Destiny Jones is out her kicking street dreams. The hip-hop veteran’s mini-me went online this week to deliver some motivational talk to her followers.

Follow Your Destiny

Last night, Miss Jones hit up Instagram to share her state of mind. Destiny shared a selfie of herself dishing out advice to self-proclaimed bosses in 2020.

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“Bosses don’t wait for someone to change the rules, they write them. 🖊” -Destiny Jones’ Instagram

Mask On

A few days ago, Jones went to Instagram with some new pics. The shots featured Destiny Jones rocking an official face mask of her dad Nas in Santa Monica, California.

““No Bad Energy” 🌴” -Destiny Jones’ Instagram

Destiny Jones in Dad Nas face mask

Wait, There’s More

Recently, Destiny went online with a shot of herself alongside her mom Carmen Bryan. Jones also saluted her with a Mother’s Day shout-out.

“Strong Women, Raise Strong Women! Happy Mother’s Day @carmenbryan💕 Love You!!!😘💋🎉” -Destiny Jones’ Instagram

Before You Go

In April 2020, Jones went to Instagram with a couple recent shots. The pics feature her flexing black queen magic in sunny Hollywood.

““We don’t realize that, somewhere within us all, there does exist a supreme self who is eternally at peace.” —Elizabeth Gilbert” -Destiny Jones’ Instagram

Destiny flexes for Instagram on the streets of Hollywood

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[WATCH] LL Cool J Says He’s Down For Verzuz Battle With Nas

With Swizz Beatz seemingly playing the role of Don King in the Verzuz world of battles of the hits, the matchups and the challenges keep on coming, but this potential Queens-boro battle between the generations might be something of a legend.

While on IG Live with Swizz, rap icon LL Cool J was asked about who would be a good hits battle and somehow Nas became a part of the convo. Mr. Smith said he’s down for the head to head against the QB king, but admits that Jay-Z would be a much more fitting competitor that the fans would like to see.

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Look: Nas’ Daughter Can Do No Wrong Living Out Her Dad’s Rhymes – “Nikes On My Feet Keep My Cypher Complete”

Destiny Jones Rocks Nike

New York rapper Nas‘ daughter stays on her fashion goals. The hip-hop star’s mini-me Destiny Jones went online this week to share a slew of new pics flexing in a pair of Nike sneakers and showing off some serious fashion drip.

Look and comment below!

“The nikes on my feet keep my cypher complete.” -Destiny Jones’ Instagram

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[WATCH] Dave East Cries Mourning The Death Of Kiing Shooter

Many people in the NYC area have lost a loved one or know someone who has due to the coronavirus, but for the Street Dreams team, the death of Kiing Shooter really hit home for Harlem rapper Dave East.

As it was previously reported, 24-year-old Queensbridge rapper Kiing Shooter died from complications of COVID-19, which touched many in his camp, including Nas and Dave East.

The Uptown emcee who helped launch Shooter’s career on his 2018 track “Traumatized”, was very emotional about the passing of his friend. East took to IG to give his heartfelt feelings about his fallen pal and he just couldn’t hold the dam any longer.

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Nas’ Artist Kiing Shooter Reportedly Dies from COVID-19 at 24

According to several confirmed reports, Nas and his brother Jungle’s artist Queensbridge native Kiing Shooter passed away this week from complications due to Coronavirus. He was 24 years old.

Shooter, whose real name is William Daniels, contracted the virus after being hospitalized for liver issues. Williams posted a photo of himself on Instagram in a hospital bed along with the caption “This Can’t Be Life 🤦🏾‍♂️I Said Henny Was Stronger Than The Rona I Ain’t Kno It Was That Strong 🤦🏾‍♂️ No More Drinkin For Me 🙅🏾‍♂️.”

Shooter recently signed to Nas’ Street Dreams Records and collaborated with Dave East on several projects, including the recently released “No Turnin’ Bacc”.

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