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DDG Set To Fight PNB Rock In Celebrity Boxing Match

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More celebrity boxing is coming this summer with the announcement Thursday evening (June 16) of popular recording artist and recurring celebrity boxer DDG (“Moonwalking in Calabasas”) set to return to the ring to face off against chart-topping Atlantic Records recording artist and first-time celebrity boxer PnB Rock (“Selfish”) on July 30 in Los Angeles, California at Crypto.com Arena and Pay-Per-View.

“I said I wasn’t getting back in the ring unless it was another artist,” tweets DDG on Twitter with a promotional flyer featuring PnB Rock and himself. “LETS GET IT!!! Get tickets now.”

MORE: DDG Returns With New Single “Storyteller,” Reveals US and Europe Tour Dates

Brought to you by Social Golves Entertainment and Bash Boxing, the two hip-hop stars will join as co-headliners of the upcoming boxing match between Los Angeles recording artist Blueface and NBA champ-turned-podcaster Nick “Swaggy P” Young. Bout against PnB Rock marks DDG second celebrity boxing match with a decisive win against YouTuber Nate Wyatt in June 2021 at Battle of the Platforms in Miami.

In his fight against PnB Rock, DDG hopes to inspire the end of senseless gun violence in today’s hip-hop that has taken the lives of so many prominent hip-hop stars in recent years. He encourages other artists to join celebrity boxing and settle their differences with their fists, instead of resorting to gun violence.

In a follow-up tweet, DDG tweets with money bag emojis: “This shit more than a boxing match, it’s a movement! Rappers put the GUNS down & put on the Gloves. Ni**as out here killing for free when u can just punch it out for a BAG.”

MORE: PnB Rock Shares ‘2 Get You Thru The Rain’ Ep Feat. Young Thug and More

PnB Rock has yet to comment on the upcoming bout at press time.

DDG is scheduled to perform headlining shows in Chicago, Atlanta and New York City leading up to the fight with more show announcements on the way.

In related news, DDG and popular recording artist Toosii agreed to a boxing match last summer after the two exchanged words over DDG’s ex-girlfriend Rubi Rose. More as the story develops.

Tickets for DDG vs. PnB Rock are available now at AXS.

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ICYMI: Meek Mill To Donate $500,000 Worth of Gifts and Host Holiday Giveaway Event in Philadelphia

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Meek Mill and the DreamChasers are set to host a massive holiday giveaway where he will donate $500,000 worth of holiday items to families in need.

Meek will be giving an array of gifts to families, including MacBook Air laptops, Amazon Fire HD tablets, bikes and helmets, video game gift cards, board games, winter coats, dolls, play sets, playing cards and gift cards, among many other items, with the help of Fanatics CEO Michael Rubin, New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft, and Roc Nation.

Aside from the large celebration, Meek will give a separate $30,000 donation to the Philadelphia chapter of Twelve Days of Christmas, a volunteer organization that provides holiday presents to families in need.

Meek and the DreamChasers used to conduct an annual holiday giveback at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Recreation Center in Philadelphia for around 3,000 youngsters, but due to the epidemic, Meek had to change his plans last year. This year, the Philadelphia native is expanding the event to a much larger facility in order to provide a more pleasant and regulated environment for even more families.

Meek most recently organized a COVID-compliant delivery of toys, clothing, technology equipment, and other gifts to 35 Philadelphia families that have been negatively impacted by the criminal justice system in 2020.

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Meek Mill To Donate $500,000 Worth of Gifts and Host Holiday Giveaway Event in Philadelphia

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Meek Mill and the DreamChasers are set to host a massive holiday giveaway where he will donate $500,000 worth of holiday items to families in need.

Meek will be giving an array of gifts to families, including MacBook Air laptops, Amazon Fire HD tablets, bikes and helmets, video game gift cards, board games, winter coats, dolls, play sets, playing cards and gift cards, among many other items, with the help of Fanatics CEO Michael Rubin, New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft, and Roc Nation.

Aside from the large celebration, Meek will give a separate $30,000 donation to the Philadelphia chapter of Twelve Days of Christmas, a volunteer organization that provides holiday presents to families in need.

Meek and the DreamChasers used to conduct an annual holiday giveback at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Recreation Center in Philadelphia for around 3,000 youngsters, but due to the epidemic, Meek had to change his plans last year. This year, the Philadelphia native is expanding the event to a much larger facility in order to provide a more pleasant and regulated environment for even more families.

Meek most recently organized a COVID-compliant delivery of toys, clothing, technology equipment, and other gifts to 35 Philadelphia families that have been negatively impacted by the criminal justice system in 2020.

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[Watch] Kurupt Returns Home In The New Video “Transformation”

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Young Gotti is Back!

Legendary rapper Kurupt is best known for supplying Hip-Hop with several of the genre’s greatest songs of all time. While many believe him to be an original West Coaster, he takes us back to his Philadelphia roots in the new video “Transformation,” out now, via HMG West. A set up to his upcoming album, Transition, in the new visual,  the ½ of Tha Dogg Pound visits with family and friends, honored with a street named after him and relives several historic moments throughout his career. DJ Quik makes a cameo. 

MORE: [WATCH] Kurupt Discusses The Classic Death Row Songs That Began As Freestyles

A couple of months ago, Kurupt spoke on his contribution to West Coast Hip Hop, legendary beef with DMX and so much more with Bootleg Kev. During this year’s BET Hip Hop Awards, Tyler the Creator mentioned Kurupt as an artist he loved and admired for his lyrical creativity when asked about his classic West Coast Hip Hop choices, which Kurupt would later oblige the award-winning rapper on social media. 

In related news, a clip of iconic recording artist/actor 2Pac Shakur dancing to Tha Dogg Pound classic recently went viral on social media. Durig Death Row Records, 2Pac and Kurupt collaborated on the track, “Got My Mind Made Up” featuring Redman and Method Man, off the All Eyez on Me album. As a solo artist, Kurupt released his debut album, Kuruption, in 1998 — after leaving Death Row following the death of 2Pac in 1996.

MORE: 10 Classic Rap Videos We Hope Get Remastered By YouTube and Universal Music Group

To date, Kurupt has released six solo albums and 15 collaboration projects with Daz Dillinger, Snoop Dogg, DJ Quik and his younger brother Roscoe. Kurupt has been recognized as a Top 10 lyricist of all time by Eminem. In Hip Hop, Kurupt’s classics include “We Can Freak It,” “Who Ride Wit Us” and the DMX-diss track “Calling Out Names.”

“Transformation” also features guest vocals by ​​Sierra Jenee and Candace Wakefield. 

Kurupt’s forthcoming album Transition drops 2022.

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Motivational Speaker Wallo267 Launches Petition To End Decades Long Probation

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Wallo267 changed his Instagram display picture to a white background with black bold letter text reading “2048”; That is the year his probation ends.

The Philadelphia native, now a better man than he was when he began his 20-year prison sentence at age 17, is seeking the help of his supporters as well as Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf to end his probation sentence early.

Wallo, 41, will be 68 years old when his probation is up. The petition was organized by Mel Wells of One Day at a Time, a Philadelphia based organization that offers counseling and substance abuse recovery for former and current drug and alcohol users.

As of this article, the petition has just under 13,000 signatures, 2,000 short of Wallo’s 15,000 signature goal.

Wallo’s attempt at freedom falls on the back of another Philadelphia natiove, Meek Mill, who in 2019 saw his 12 year long case get dismissed with the help of Philly District Attorney Larry Krasner. After years of back to back jail sentences for violating probation, Meek plead guilty to a misdemeanor gun charge while other charges against the MMG rapper were dropped and he was free from probation.

Since his release from prison, Wallo has used his Instagram to inspire youth to avoid the life of crime that got him a 20-year prison as a teenager. Wallo has encouraged young black men to do something meaningful with their life and has willingly donated his time to the homeless and less fortunate.

Along with writing a memoir and traveling the country to motivate the youth, Wallo also is the co-host of the Million Dollaz Worth of Game podcast alongside his cousin and Philly rapper Gillie Da King.

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Meek Mill and Michael Rubin Donate Over $2 Million to Create Scholarship Fund to Support Philadelphia Students in Need

Meek Mill and Michael Rubin Donate Over $2 Million to Create Scholarship

The duo of Meek Mill and Philadelphia 76ers partner Michael Rubin has donated over $2 million to create a scholarship fund in support of underprivileged children in and around Philadelphia.

The scholarship will assist the children in attending private and parochial schools throughout the city with hosts covered.

Meek and Michael’s donation will support pre-K, grade school, high school, and special ed students from poverty-stricken households in receiving a high-quality education and business leadership opportunities.

The scholarships will assist in access to home and school technology, making a path for optimizing learning during the pandemic.

Meek and Rubin’s aim was to provide a resource to low-income communities who may not have the access to appropriate technology and virtual learning services to sustain their children throughout the school year.

The donation will make an impact immediately and help 1,000 children during the 2020-21 calendar school year.

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Philly Rapper PoundSide Pop Bans Meek Mill From North Philly

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Meek Mill has been known to use his social media to speak his mind. This time around, the rapper tried to use his social media for positive changes, but things didn’t go as planned, instead of the Philadelphia native’s community standing behind him, things took a quick left turn.

The 33-year-old rapper went on Twitter in an attempt to encourage Philly rappers to stop the beef to get a deal in return. “I’ll get all the main big artist in Philly a deal if they put them bodies behind them and squash them beefs …I hear about ….got some hot young bulls from my city but they all beefing!” he begins.

“And that’s just a idea but I’ll push thru with my city if y’all make it thing! It’s like 5 clicks that’s talented but they deep in! And get they most attention when they beefing!” he continued.

Local Philly rapper, Poundside Pop wasn’t feeling it, which drove him to alter call Meek Mill out.  “ITS TIME FOR YOU TO PICK A SIDE….. IS YOU ZOO OR NOT N***A????” The rapper also pulled out some receipts showing that Meek Mill has once claimed he was from Berk’s street and now the rapper claims he is from 18th.

After Meek expressed that he wasn’t going to choose a side, Poundside and his homeboys have called it upon themselves to ban Meek Mill out of North Philly, for “messing with their opps.” “You is from 63rd bro, whatever that is. You not from North bro. You banned bro,” you can hear them say in the video.

We’ve seen what happened to Safaree, will Meek let this slide?

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Philadelphia Couple Gets Married During Black Lives Matter Protest

Philadelphia Couple Gets Married During Black Lives Matter Protest

While enormous crowds of people flooded the Philadelphia streets and parks on Saturday to protest racism and brutality, two love birds that it was a good time to jump the broom.

Kerry-Anne and Michael Gordon began their wedding ceremony outdoors along with thousands of demonstrators who came upon Benjamin Franklin Parkway to protest police violence in wake of George Floyd’s death.

The couple’s ceremony was held outside of the Logan Hotel which is located in downtown Philadelphia. Marchers showered them with applause and cheers.

The Today Show posted the happy couple kissing as they were pronounced husband and wife, and witnesses took pictures of them. “The power of love on so many levels #BlackLivesMatter #phillyprotest,” tweeted a witness.

Congrats to the newlyweds!

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Philly Police Removed People Without Masks From Buses, Policy Changed [Video]

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Philadelphia police are this close to getting cancelled out here. If you live there and do not have a mask on beware.

As spotted on Raw Story an unidentified African-American male was seen having a rough day when attempting to use public transportation. As per WHYY-TV “a video that went viral Friday shows what appeared to be four police officers, backed by about six more, forcibly pulling a man not wearing a face covering off of a SEPTA bus. After the uniformed and masked Philadelphia Police Department officers lift the adult man off the bus and engage in a brief confrontation, he walks away. No arrest. No ticket.”

The station went on to detail that clip was quickly pulled. “The video —which was removed from online postings on Friday afternoon – appears to exemplify SEPTA’s new police-enforced mandate that riders wear face coverings or be prepared to get off transit” they wrote.

Well if there is one thing for sure and two things certain is that the internet is forever regardless of any delete button. On Friday, April 10 the clip resurfaced throughout social media. You can watch it below.

Naturally the footage caused a stir online prompting an official response from the city. According to PPD the passenger was snatched up due to his behavior. “A Septa bus driver requested that an unruly passenger leave the bus several times, and the passenger repeatedly refused,” the Philadelphia Police Department said via a formal statement. “PPD Officers arrived on location, and after being made aware of the driver’s request, also ordered the male to leave the bus several times. The male again refused, at which point he was physically removed by the officers.”

SEPTA had updated their local policy requiring all passengers to wear a mask on April 7.  “SEPTA is now asking all riders to wear masks or other facial coverings, consistent with new CDC guidelines, to protect both riders and operators.” After this incident SEPTA is no longer making facial covers mandatory. The man in question has yet to reply with his side of the story.

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Philly Rapper Rocky is the ‘Hottest Artist in Philly’ According to Meek Mill

Back in July, Meek Mill called Rocky the hottest artist in Philadelphia and now the “Ride” performer is dropping a new mixtape this Spring.

In an interview with The Source, Rocky revealed that she is dropping her new project in May. “I’m dropping a new tape in May… Imma call it Free Game because imma really school this b—hes,” Rocky said in the interview. In preparation for Free Game, Rocky plans on dropping new music this week.

Since dropping her first two mixtapes, Fake Bitches Hero 1 and 2, the Philly lyricist has enjoyed co-signs from not only Meek Mill but Casanova, A$AP Ferg, and other industry veterans while also entertaining offers from different labels including Alamo Records where artists like Lil Durk and Rod Wave are currently signed. Not remembering the name of the label at the time, Rocky told The Source that the Meek Mill tweet prompted Alamo Records to reach out.

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I got it out the mud ion ride no dick !!! Grinding 🤷🏽‍♀️😎🎥

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In the interview, the “Breathe” rapper also addressed a
previous issue she had with fellow Philly artist PNB Rock. Without going into
detail of what caused the beef, Rocky tells us that “regardless if beef is
squashed or not… if I didn’t like you before I’m not going to like you now.”

Rocky was scheduled to tour with Kash Doll in March and April, but due to the coronavirus outbreak, the shows were either canceled or postponed according to Kash Doll’s website.

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Ride out all major platforms!!! 😎 see y’all July6. Let’s ball

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