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Jeezy Files For Full Custody Of Daughter With Ex Jeannie Mai

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According to confirmed reports, Jeezy is reportedly seeking full custody of his young daughter with former co-host of The Real Jeannie Mai amid their divorce, claiming that Mai isn’t really present in the child’s life because of her busy work schedule.

Legal docs filed in Fulton County Superior Court by Jeezy, whose given name is Jay Jenkins, allege that Jeannie has given the role of caregiver to their 2-year-old Monaco to her Mai’s brother and mother. Jeezy’s filing cites that Jeannie’s extensive travel schedule isn’t good for their kid and adding that Jeannie has withheld his parenting time with their child for nearly 2 months.

He is requesting that the judge dissolve the current custody and parenting time arrangement that he agreed to in mediation and asked that his daughter be in his custody full time.

Jeezy says he initially agreed to move to the basement amid their breakup, but claims Jeannie broke the agreement and moved out of their family home, taking their little girl with her.

This divorce update comes almost four months after the famed TV personality responded to Jeezy for claiming she was gatekeeping Monaco from him. At the time, Jeannie said she had accommodated with all of Jeezy’s visitation requests, including time over the holidays.

The divorce battle continues between Jenkins and Mai and TheSource.com will continue to update the story as details develop.

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[WATCH] Rick Ross’ Ex Claims He’s In Diddy’s “Freak Off” Tapes

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Well, let’s hear her out!

Rick Ross’ former girlfriend has alleged that the “Hustlin’” rapper has been quiet on the set since the sexual misconduct allegations against Diddy because she claims he made cameo appearances in the Bad Boy honcho’s infamous “freak off” party sex tapes .

Tia Kemp, who is also the mother to Ross’ child, took to IG to not only criticize Ross and his fatherhood, but also claims that he participated in Puffy’s rumored sex parties.

“Don’t be scared now! No Diddy. You scared now, huh? I know you on them tapes. Freaky bitch. I know you is. 10 children having muthafucka. I ain’t gonna let off you … What you quiet for?” she snickered.

“Nobody wants to see your Louis [Vuitton] outfits and sneakers, bitch. Nobody don’t don’t care to see the jets no more. You running out of hoes now. Go over there and give Diddy a hug. Go ride the bike with him, you fat bitch.”

Rozay has yet to respond to the allegations or to Kemp and it’s not confirmed as to whether or not Ross appears in any tapes of if these such tapes even exist.

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Today In Hip Hop History: The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack for ‘Friday’ Dropped 29 Years Ago

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On this day in Hip Hop history, the cult classic comedy Friday soundtrack was released by 550 Music and Epic Records. The album peaked at #1 on the Billboard 200 chart, where it stood for two weeks, and #1 on the Top R&B/Hip Hop chart, where it stood for six weeks. The album was just as commercially successful as the film and was certified double platinum only two months later.

During the 90s, it seemed that every soundtrack was a hit and the Friday soundtrack followed suit. With tracks from Ice Cube, Scarface, Dr. Dre, Cypress Hill, and 2 Live Crew, the album stacked up to be an amazing compilation of original tracks and poppin’ radio singles. At the same time, the addition of a few throwbacks from The Isley Brothers, Bootsy Collins, and Rick James gave the album surprising depth and a sense of nostalgia. Dr. Dre’s original single for the film, “Keep Their Head Ringing,” was able to see great success due to this soundtrack. It ranked at #10 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and #1 on the Hot Rap Tracks chart. It was certified gold by the RIAA in May 1995.

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Today in Hip Hop History: Public Enemy’s ‘Fear of a Black Planet’ Was Released 34 Years Ago

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April 10, 1990, was the release date of a cornerstone in hip-hop music: Public Enemy’s Fear of a Black Planet. Still known as one of the most empowering albums of its time, the album was written during a pivotal era both in America and in music: the Golden Age of Hip Hop.

Preceding the time when samples required clearance and approval to be used in sample-based music, the album is layered heavily with elements providing space and depth to levels of complexity previously unheard. Fear of a Black Planet‘s production team, The Bomb Squad, worked tirelessly to bring their signature sound to the album.  As Rolling Stone’s Christopher Weingarten said in an interview late last year with leading Public Enemy MC Chuck D, it was one of the…

“most sonically adventurous and politically stirring records of all time.”

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Examples of some of the known samples, these from the 20th track on the album “Fight The Power”. Bomb Squad producer Hank Shocklee claimed in an interview this year there are still many more samples he’s never spoken of.
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Within the first week of release, the album sold more than a million copies, coming in at number 10 on Billboard’s Top Pop Albums chart.  Commenting on several racially and politically engaging topics was the goal of the album, and the track that said it best was “Fight The Power.”  The deep rhymes and intense verbiage used by Chuck in revolutionary poetry made the track not only what the group became known for, but also their critically acclaimed anthem.

Used by director Spike Lee for his film Do The Right Thing, who also filmed this music video, this track alone could be used to describe this legendary album.  Fear of a Black Planet was later listed as Rolling Stone’s 300th greatest record of all time.Today in Hip Hop History: Public Enemy’s ‘Fear of a Black Planet’ Was Released 33 Years AgoToday in Hip Hop History: Public Enemy’s ‘Fear of a Black Planet’ Was Released 33 Years Ago

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Today In Hip Hop History: The Source Magazine Remembers DMX Three Years Later

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On this date three years ago, the Hip Hop community took a tremendous loss with the tragic death of legendary rapper-actor Earl “DMX” Simmons, who died at White Plains Hospital in New York. He was 50 years old.

As one of the most revered emcees of the past 25 years, DMX’s filmography and discography are unmatched, with seven albums, dozens of television and film credits, three Grammy Award nominations, and an American Music Award under his belt. DMX gained his notoriety after appearing on the Stretch Armstrong and Bobbito Show, which caught the attention of The Source Magazine, who put X in the Unsigned Hype column. In the same year(1991), DMX signed to the unknown label Ruff Ryders Entertainment. After his friend, Irv Gotti, was given the position of President of A&R at Def Jam under Lyor Cohen, X signed with the legendary label in 1997.

Legal issues and substance abuse stunted DMX’s illustrious career despite his commercial success, with arrests ranging from drug possession to animal cruelty to impersonating a police officer. He managed to dodge prison time for all of his infractions due to his celebrity status, but his luck with the law ran out when X was convicted of tax fraud in 2018, which landed him in jail for one year.

X entered drug rehab several times since 2002, but his long term addiction overpowered him, finally losing his long-term battle with drugs after suffering a cocaine-induced heart attack o this date in 2021.

There will never be another DMX, who will forever have his name etched in stone as part of Hip-Hop history!

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Today In Hip Hop History: Dr. Dre Released “Deep Cover” Single, Introduced Snoop Doggy Dogg 32 Years Ago

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On this date in 1992, Dr. Dre took the first step in his successful solo journey and released this single 32 years ago today

On April 9th, 1992, the premiere single from the silver screen blockbuster Deep Cover was released and it featured the former producer from “the world’s most dangerous group” and a fresh 21-year-old Crip from Long Beach known then only as “Snoop”.

After the very public and messy break up of N.W.A., Dr. Dre and his behind the boards prowess were invited to create the musical score of the dirty cop flick starring Larry Fishburne. He brought along one of his little brother Warren G’s homies and the rest was history. The song became a hit and the track continues to be recognized as one of the best-crafted tracks in Hip Hop history. Fat Joe and the late Big Pun even created a classic remix of the joint that featured Dre and Snoop in the video entitled “Twinz”(Deep Cover ’98).

Salute to Dre and Snoop for this timeless gem and look forward to another one from them in another 29 years! Peace!

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[WATCH] Fat Joe Speaks Out About His Monumental “Fat Joe And Friends” Concert At NYC’s Apollo Theater

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After a week of the internet and attendees alike talking about the Apollo Theater show, “Fat Joe And Friends”, which was a 20th anniversary celebration of Fat Joe and the Terror Squad’s smash hit “Lean Bakc”, Joe Crack took to social media to talk about the once in a lifetime show that took place in what used to be his backyard and all of his friends that showed up and showed out to give fns in NYC a true Hip Hop and R&B show to remember.

Joe didn’t leave anyone out of his shout outs that came out to show love on stage, including Peter Gunz, who performed NYC anthem “Deja Vu”, Lil Kim and Mobb Deeps Havoc, who did their classic “Quiet Storm” remix and of course all of the hits that came from both the Dipset and State Property camps respectively. The Terror Squad made sure that he properly acknowledged one of the kings of R&B, Keith Sweat.

“You know, D-boys when we was in the street in ’88, we was playing Keith Sweat. We wasn’t playin’ nothing else,” stressed Joe. He went on to mention a plethora of notables who graced the show with their presence, “Carmelo Anthony on the right, Mary J. Blige and Lorena(Joe’s wife)and Angie Martinez and Chrssy(Jim Jones’ wife)…they was dumbin’ out up there..”

Joe went on to praise all of the artists involved with the celebration and even shouted out the fallen rappers from all eras that we lost in the past including Biggie, Tupac, Freaky Tah, Eazy-E, Big Pun, Big L, Prodigy, Heavy D, ODB and “all the giants in the crew.”

Joe hints that this may become an annual event, however, nothing ever beats the original.

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KRS-One And Kurtis Blow Receive Presidential Lifetime Achievement Awards At The National Hip Hop Museum Induction Ceremony

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The iconic and pioneering careers of Bronx Hip Hop legends KRS-One and Kurtis Blow were honored last week as both living legends received Presidential Lifetime Achievement Awards at the National Hip Hop Museum Induction Ceremony.

AllHipHop reported that President Biden honored Kris and Kurtis at the NHHM in D.C. on Thursday(April 4). Hosted at the RIAA’s Headquarters, the two Hip Hop icons were commemorated with a speech from Reverend Dr. George Holmes.

“There are two ways for a leader to go through life: as a thermometer or as a thermostat,” Holmes said. “The thermometer merely measures the climate, but the thermostat sets the tone and creates it. That’s who you are, KRS-One and Kurtis Blow.”

President Biden did not attend the celebration, however, a letter written to the honorees from the POTUS was read in front of the 300+ attendees.

“As it is with Kurtis Blow, as it is with you, America’s story depends not on any one of us, not on some of us, but on all of us,” read the letter. “On behalf of the American people, President Biden extends his heartfelt appreciation to you for your volunteer leadership, and he encourages you to continue to answer the call to serve. The country is still counting on you.”

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[WATCH] DaBaby Films Himself Being Sexually Assaulted By Female Fan

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Without question, fans of North Cackalack rap star DaBaby has had some of the most outrageous interactions with his fans, whether its him knocking them out cold or him giving them a million dollar chain, DaBaby certainly exhibits superstar status.

This past weekend, DaBaby shared a video of a woman who took pictures with him at the gas station like any normal fan would, but then casually groped him before she walked off.

Yesterday(April 7), the “Rockstar” rapper posted a video on IG with the caption “Just got tried at the gas station.” The cell phone footage shows a woman walking up to his car and asked for a picture, but soon after said she wants to “fuckin’ fuck you,” while sitting in his lap and grabbing his crotch.

He ended the video, but not before saying, “She sexually assaulted me.”

Despite his response, DaBaby really didn’t seem the least bit offended by her behavior, even titling his post, “Anything For You Auntie”.

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[WATCH] Katt Williams’ Stand-Up Show Ends In Bloody Brawl In Indianapolis

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Comedian Katt Williams’ most recent stand-up show at the Indiana Farmers Coliseum in Indianapolis this past Saturday ended abruptly with bloodied fans and security escorting attendees out of the venue after a large fight broke out in the audience’s upper level.

A man assumed to be security was seen waving a flashlight while he sprinted toward the section. Onlookers shouted and screamed from down below. The lights eventually came on, but by then, many people were already rushing toward the exit, with most of the fighting ending. In the video, you can see one man’s face completely covered with blood.

Katt’s team believes it’s the venue’s policy to turn on the lights as the show’s ending, so it was not directly related to the brawl.

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