Jussie Smollett Case Footage Shows No Signs Of Attack According To Police

Video footage Jussie Smollett previous to his hospitalization has been reviewed by Chicago police. While it exhibits the Empire actor strolling to a downtown residence, it didn’t present any assault. Legal authorities can verify the route Smollett took on Tuesday however there are gaps according to Anthony Guglielmi, the Chicago Police Department’s Chief Communications Officer.

“We have not seen anyone, at this level, matching the outline he gave, no person seems menacing and we did not discover a container anyplace,” Guglielmi stated, referring to the container that may have carried the liquid that was thrown at Smollett.

On January 29, shared an announcement in relation to an incident resulting in Jussie Smollett’s hospitalization. “Overnight, the Chicago Police Department acquired a report a potential racially costs assault and battery involving a solid member the tv present Empire,” the assertion learn. “Given the severity the allegations, we’re taking this investigation critically and treating it as a potential hate crime.”

He later revealed that the division was nonetheless working in direction of retrieving proof that may develop the investigation. “Tonight Chicago Police detectives expanded the search space for cameras to have the ability to present images the alleged assailants on this assault.” 

Several hours earlier than, locals have been inspired to share any related particulars with authorized authorities in anonymity. “Thus far now we have not discovered something to find a way put out an outline.” Guglielmi had acknowledged. 

Azealia Banks Celebrated Her "Rolling Loud" Snub With BBQ-Fueled Tantrum

Page Six informants have positioned Azealia Banks on the scene a “Dallas BBQ” restaurant within the East Village, the place she allegedly ruffled some feathers earlier than leaving along with her face keeled over an open Insta-live session.

As she exited the institution, Azealia Bank not solely venting into thin-air as a result of she was inebriated however out spitefulness over the choice to omit her from the Rolling Loud lineup, of their unveiling this previous week. “I’m very jealous. I’m very pressed … I received’t tear the bitch down,” she stated in her Instagram story. “I simply desire a dialog. I’m tougher than most these rap n****s.”

“She was making a scene,” a Page Six informant reported again. “She’s ingesting a big-gulp margarita, yelling to nobody about having conferences and chatting up the unamused aged couple subsequent to her.” The exact same informant went onto describe a situation wherein Ms Banks was slouched over for the higher half her BigGulp expertise.

However, Azealia stays an esteemed patron the native eatery, the place she celebrates her accomplishments the identical methods she does her pitfalls: with fall f the bone rib-action. She even celebrated at “Dallas BBQ” proper after taking the stage on the prestigious 2013 Governors Ball. If you see Azealia Banks out within the Village, inform her I’ve bought the valet’s quantity and sniffing salt to spare.

Jussie Smollett Still Scheduled To Perform In Los Angeles After Attack

As we all know, Jussie Smollett was brutally attacked in Chicago when two males approached him hurling racial and homophobic slurs, leaving him in bleach with a fractured rib cage and a noose round his neck. According to Page Six, Jussie’s at dwelling recovering however he’ll nonetheless carry out on the Troubadour in Los Angeles on Saturday. 

“Two unknown fenders approached him and gained his consideration by yelling out racial and homophobic slurs in direction of him,” police acknowledged, the publication. “They then “started to batter the sufferer with their arms in regards to the face and poured an unknown chemical substance on the sufferer,” whereas “one the fenders wrapped a rope round” his neck.

Cops additional famous how the surveillance they’ve doesn’t present the assault going down and so they are additional investigating the horrible occasion. 

“I haven’t got all of the eloquent stuff to say. I simply wish to say this to little brother Jussie that as a Black man on this nation…I am down with you. I do know so much brothers that is down with you,” Steve Harvey said the attack. “This ain’t about sexual desire or nothing, this about coming to the help one other brother that has tasted the brutality hatred, racism and bigotry. So we down with you Jussie Smollett, nonetheless you wish to deal with this.”

DeSean Jackson Expressed A Desire To Play For The Los Angeles Rams

DeSean Jackson has made it clear that he isn’t a giant fan taking part in for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers proper now which is sensible contemplating the workforce has struggled to string collectively a successful season and make the playfs these previous couple of seasons. The large receiver not too long ago appeared on the Simms and Lefkoe Podcast alongside former teammate Michael Vick. Jackson was requested concerning the risk taking part in for the San Francisco 49ers when his contract expires after subsequent season. Instead, Jackson mentioned he needed to play with one this 12 months’s Super Bowl groups.

“I do not find out about Frisco, man. State tax is loopy, man. That is dwelling too although. I do not know. … If something, I wish to form find yourself in L.A., being a Ram,” Jackson defined. “Sean McVay, you understand, we acquired some connection from after I was in D.C., however we’ll see the way it performs out, man. Right now, I acquired one other 12 months in Tampa. So we’ll see the way it performs out, man.”

Jackson continued by speaking about his present state of affairs and the way he is representing himself proper now with regards to in search of out contracts and fers from different groups.

“I do not acquired an agent proper now,” Jackson mentioned. “I am bargaining proper now. We would possibly have the ability to speak behind closed doorways. There’s too many cameras round.”

As per the NFL’s tampering guidelines, the Rams would not be allowed to achieve out to Jackson till his contract is ficially completed.

#DXCLUSIVE: Kokane Keeps It Gangsta With "I am So Hood" Video

HipHopDX Premiere – The omnipresent Kokane is again with one other video, this time for “I’m So Hood.”

In true West Coast gangsta rap style, the self-proclaimed most featured artist on the planet kicks it together with his homies whereas spitting over funk-infused beats within the John Silva-directed video.

“We slanging authorized Kokane and the feds can’t contact us!” Kokane tells HipHopDX with amusing. “Keep that shit hood! Warning: listening might turn out to be addicting.”

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Produced by Westcoast Stone, “I’m So Hood” follows the “Do It Koka” single and is taken from Koka’s upcoming Finger Roll album, which is anticipated to drop on March 30.

Watch the “I’m So Hood” video above and cop the only here. 

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Danish Pop Group Remove XXXTENTACION Spotify Cover Due To His "Violent History"

XXXTENTACION’s dying was simply as polarizing as his life. Many paid their respects whereas others have been fast to level out the rapper’s violent previous. Even throughout his lifetime, his identify wasn’t introduced up with out allegations home abuse being introduced up. At one level, Spotify tried to take away them from their ficial playlists however confronted backlash instantly which prompted them to backtrack their determination. Danish pop group Lukas Graham truly did a canopy an XXXTENTACION tune for Spotify however lately introduced that they’d be eradicating the quilt from the streaming service as a result of rapper’s “violent historical past.”

A canopy XXXTENTACION’s chart-topping single “SAD!” by Danish pop group Lukas Graham has been taken down from Spotify after the group discovered in regards to the quite a few violent accusations towards the late rapper.

“Our cowl SAD will probably be taken down ASAP,” frontman the group Lukas Forchhammer stated. “I had no information his violent historical past. I’m very sorry for the ache I’ve induced. Again, I’m very sorry.”

At the time X’s dying, he was nonetheless going through quite a few prices associated to home violence together with aggravated battery a pregnant lady, home battery by strangulation, false imprisonment and witness tampering. Miami-Dade County state legal professional’s fice launched a recording XXXTENTACION confessing to the home abuse allegations in addition to stabbing 9 individuals. Prior to the recording surfacing on-line, it was revealed in August that the home violence case was dropped in wake his dying. 

Alexis Skyy Shares Update On Daughter Alaiya After Emergency Brain Surgery

Earlier this week Fetty Wap and Alexis Skyy went via a tough time when their one-year-old daughter Alaiya needed to bear emergency mind surgical procedure. The little cutie suffers from hydrocephalus which types blood and fluid construct up within the mind. When she was born, she was given an implant to assist with drainage and the surgical procedure was seemingly to replace or repair any issues relating to it. 

Now only a few days after the household scare, Alexis has shared a photograph  Alaiya’s smiling face on Instagram, which is a telling story that she’s doing simply effective after the well being scare. “Princess 💕💕,” she captioned the photograph. 

Fetty shared a video simply yesterday thanking his followers for the prayers and assist that was despatched to his daughter. 

“I simply need to thank all yall for sending your prayers and love for my] child lady. I respect that shit,” he mentioned. Alaiya is only one Fetty’s 4 kids. He has two different daughters, Khari Barbie Maxwell and Zaviera Maxwell with Masika Kalysha, and a son, Aydin Maxwell, with Ariel Reese.

Earl Sweatshirt Drops "Nowhere, Nobody" Short Film & Announces Tour Dates

Earl Sweatshirt has used a couple of album cuts from his Some Rap Songs LP to create a brand new brief movie titled “Nowhere, Nobody.” The reclusive rapper has additionally introduced dates for his upcoming Fire It Up! Tour.

Fire It Up! is scheduled to kick off in March with Earl’s efficiency on the 2019 BUKU Music + Art Project pageant in New Orleans. The expert MC can be joined on tour by BbyMutha, MIKE, Black Noi$e, Liv.e and Na-Kel Smith.

Check out Earl’s tour dates under and watch “Nowhere, Nobody” above.

March 23 – New Orleans, LA – BUKU Music + Art Project
March 25 – Charlotte, NC – The Underground on the Fillmore Charlotte
March 26 – Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore Silver Spring
March 28 – Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage
March 29 – Philadelphia, PA – Theatre of Living Arts
March 30 – New York, NY – Irving Plaza
March 31 – Providence, RI – Fête Music Hall
April 2 – Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club
April four – Montreal, Quebec – Corona Theatre
April 5 – Toronto, Ontario – The Phoenix Concert Theatre
April 7 – Detroit, MI – Saint Andrews Hall
April 9 – Minneapolis, MN – Cabooze
April 10 – Lawrence, KS – The Granada
April 11 – Denver, CO – Cervantes Masterpiece
April 14 – Seattle, WA – The Showbox
April 15 – Vancouver, BC – The Commodore Ballroom
April 16 – Portland OR – Crystal Ballroom
April 18 – Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades
April 19 – San Francisco, CA – Regency Ballroom
April 20 – Santa Cruz, CA – The Catalyst
April 21 – San Luis Obispo, CA – Fremont Theater
April 23 – Pomona, CA – The Glass House
April 24 – Los Angeles, CA – The Novo
April 26 – Las Vegas, NV – Vinyl on the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
April 27 – San Diego, CA – SOMA
April 28 – Phoenix, AZ – Club Red
May 1 – Austin, TX – Emo’s
May 2 – Dallas, TX – Canton Hall
May four – Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
May 5 – Birmingham, AL – Saturn
May 6 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
June 7 – London, England – Meridian Water (Field Day Festival 2019)

Lauryn Hill Confirms South African Date With Nas To Reassure "Doubtful" Fans

Lauryn Hill followers have had the pleasure experiencing her classics by “The Miseducation Lauryn Hill Anniversary Tour.” With the joy additionally got here some disappointment for the reason that rapper canceled some dates and did not be punctual at others. Ms. Hill is about to carry out in Johannesburg this Saturday. While the present was introduced a number of months in the past, some her admirers in South Africa had been apprehensive the singer may not present up. Some had been even hesitant to purchase tickets. The “Doo-Wop” singer took time to reassure the plenty that she is going to, certainly, come by along with her particular visitor.

“I bought phrase that some folks had been uncertain that Nas and I had been coming to Johannesburg to play. FRom the primary say we began placing the tour collectively, taking part in Africa was a should,” she wrote. “Not solely are we coming, however we’re coming to ascertain an vital precedent (TO ME). I want to play throughout continental Africa as utterly and as ten as I play in Europe and different worldwide markets. We love the folks, the tradition(s), the sounds, the vibrancy and the thought making that connection a bodily actuality.”

Before heading to the motherland, the tour will make its method to Australia and New Zealand “to make extra nice reminiscences.”

Nike Air Max 98 Gets Charlotte Hornets-Inspired Colorway

The NBA All-Star recreation is in just some weeks and the weekend festivities will probably be going down in Charlotte, the house the Charlotte Hornets. As they often do, Nike has begun to announce a lineup All-Star recreation sneakers. Most the time these kicks are basketball associated and have one thing to do with the host metropolis. Other occasions, the model likes to change it up and honor a particular participant. The Beaverton model has simply unveiled a model new Air Max 98 that is not essentially related to the All-Star recreation, however definitely takes on the spirit the Hornets jerseys.

These kicks are listed as having a “Court Purple/Terra Blush-Spirit Teal” colorway. The outsole is teal whereas extra teal could be discovered on the leather-based higher. Meanwhile, the toebox is laced in purple leather-based. There are additionally teal and purple accents all through the primarily white tongue and higher.

Nike Air Max 98 Gets Charlotte Hornets-Inspired Colorway

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According to Sole Collector, these haven’t got an ficial launch date however anticipate them to drop round All-Star weekend for $160 USD.

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Color: Court Purple/Terra Blush-Spirit Teal
Style #: 640744-500
Price: $160

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Earl Sweatshirt Drops Short Experimental Film: "Nowhere, Nobody"

Today is a giant day for Earl Sweatshirt and his presumed mission assertion for quick future. Minutes after asserting the “Fire It Up!” tour in a roughshod 18-second clip – after which he spared us a model new visible mission, and make no mistake about it: “Nowhere, Nobody” is simply as esoteric in transmission as his “Fire It Up” tour announcement.

In the “Nowhere, Nobody” music video, Earl begins issues f with a basic a staring contest with a Hellenistic statue, solely to return out on prime by some leap religion, all types metaphysical. “Nowhere, Nobody” is basically a short-film opus put collectively by Naima Ramos-Chapman and Terence Nance, the identical two people who directed the vignettes assigned to the Some Rap Songs’ for added visible impact. 

The eight and a half minute lengthy clip has been described as a ” free exploration the black expertise” spoken via a sequence intimate portraits homelife enacted by actors, and wooden collectible figurines, in addition to Earl Sweatshirt himself, in a more-titular position than anticipated. As for the beforehand talked about “Fire It Up” tour, Earl has enlisted the assistance  Bbymutha, MIKE, Na-Kel Smith, Liv.e, and Black Noi$e as opening acts. The tour begins in March, do not miss out.

Tekashi 6ix9ine Associates Reportedly Indicted For Chief Keef Shooting

New York, NY – As Tekashi 6ix9ine sits behind bars in a New York jail awaiting trial, three of his recognized associates have been reportedly simply indicted for Chief Keef taking pictures. According to TMZ, Kintea McKenzie, Anthony Ellison and Denard Butler have all been indicted in reference to crimes associated to the incarcerated rapper.

McKenzie — often known as Kooda B — was indicted shortly after 6ix9ine spoke with investigators and pointed to McKenzie because the triggerman following the Keef taking pictures final summer season.

6ix9ine allegedly paid McKenzie $10,000 to go after Keef. Last June, McKenzie and one other man caught up with Keef exterior of the W Hotel in New York City the place they opened fireplace. Luckily for Sosa, they missed.

Although authorities have but to apprehend McKenzie, Ellison is at the moment in custody for allegedly kidnapping and assaulting 6ix9ine whereas Butler was arrested by the ATF on Wednesday (January 30).

Ellison and Butler are anticipated to look in courtroom later this afternoon. The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York declined to touch upon 6ix9ine’s cooperation.

TMZ launched video of 6ix9ine allegedly arranging a success on Keef’s cousin Tadoe final November. In the clip, he presents the individual on the cellphone “a 30 pack” to finish the mission.

6ix9ine is going through six felony expenses stemming from his alleged involvement with the Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods gang. His trial is about for September four. If convicted on all expenses, he faces as much as life in jail.

Tyler Perry Denies Reunion Show With Juelz Santana Despite Prison Delay: Report

Juelz Santana was supposed to go to jail right this moment to check-in for his 27-month bid. The rapper managed to push again his give up date by a month after pleading with the choose to permit him to movie a “Tyler Perry Reunion” in Atlanta in February. While the choose granted Juelz the month delay, Perry has reportedly denied any involvement in a reunion particular with the Dipset MC.

Tyler Perry Denies Reunion Show With Juelz Santana Despite Prison Delay: Report
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Sources near The Blast are making it clear that Tyler Perry is not doing a reunion particular with Juelz Santana. The rapper claimed that he wanted to journey to Atlanta in mid-February as a way to movie a “Tyler Perry Reunion.”

Juelz may not be working with Tyler Perry instantly, he wasn’t mendacity fully. He might want to journey to Atlanta to movie “Love & Hip Hop: New York” at Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta. However, that is the extent Perry’s connection to the rapper. Sources near Perry are dumbfounded as to why Juelz Santana determined to incorporate the “Madea” star’s title in his plea for the extension.

In his petition for the delay his give up date, the doc reads, “Mr. James seeks to attend the filming a Tyler Perry reunion in Georgia. related to his participation within the tv present ‘Love & Hip Hop.’ It is essential to his pressional profession that he have the ability to take part, and it’ll present closure for him as he embarks on his time period imprisonment.”

Zoe Kravitz Gets Cheeky With A Peach In Topless Shoot

Just yesterday Zoe Kravitz debuted her Super Bowl spot for Michelob Ultra’s Pure Gold USDA-certified natural beer. In it, the 30-year-old actress and mannequin confirmed f her ASMR abilities set in a beautiful Honolulu backdrop. “Even if I did not expertise that tingly sensation, it at all times captured my consideration in a approach that I discovered actually calming,” she stated ASMR.

“When one thing can truly totally seize your consideration, you are not fascinated by the thousands and thousands ideas which are always working via your head. I discover that ingredient to be actually calming.”

Today Zoe has dropped f one other piece content material that has grabbed our consideration that is a topless picture herself consuming a peach.The picture is seemingly a throwback to her earlier bare shoot for Rolling Stone magazine

“To me, ‘scorching’ means somebody who’s vibrant and assured and cozy with who they’re,” she advised the publication. “Young Mick Jagger. Aretha Franklin. When anyone permits themselves to be who they’re unapologetically — and so they’re a great individual — that’s actually scorching.” 

2018 Streaming Music Price Bible Published Based on a Single Source

Despite the contradicting variations in analysis, one factor stays clear for indie artists – don’t anticipate to earn sufficient from streaming music.

Late final month, up to date its listing of what streaming music companies pay.

Thanks to info from third-party web sites, in keeping with their per-stream price.

Napster, the king of streaming music payouts, now pays out $zero.019 per stream.  To meet the month-to-month minimal wage quantity within the US ($1,472), an artist would wish 77,474 whole performs.

Jay-Z’s beleaguered TIDAL stays a high participant.  The service pays artists $zero.zero125 per stream.  Artists on TIDAL now want 117,760 whole performs to earn $1,472.

Taking third place, Apple Music now pays $zero.00735.  Artists on Apple Music want round 200,272 performs to earn the US month-to-month minimal wage quantity.

Beating out Deezer for the primary time, Google Play Music (GPM) per-stream price stands at $zero.00676.  Artists will want round 217,752 whole streams to earn $1,472.

Falling to fifth place, and with out a longtime presence within the US, Deezer’s per-stream price rose to $zero.0064, inserting it proper behind GPM.  Artists want 230,000 whole performs to earn the US month-to-month minimal wage quantity.

Previously ranked because the service with one of many worst payouts, Spotify reportedly pays $zero.00437 per play.  That quantity varies per artist, with award-winning cellist and composer Zoe Keating receiving on common $zero.00543 per play.  Typically, artists will want round 336,842 whole performs to earn $1,472.

Right behind Spotify, Amazon now pays $zero.00402.  Artists will now want round 366,169 whole streams to earn the month-to-month minimal wage quantity within the US.  Previously, Amazon paid indie artists $zero.0074 per play.

Pandora has traditionally paid indie artists dismal quantities by way of royalties.  The firm now pays artists $zero.00133 on Pandora Premium.  Artists will want 1,106,767 whole performs on Pandora Premium simply to earn $1,472.

Historically, YouTube hasn’t ever been an artist-friendly platform, due to its horrendous payouts.

Executives pay artists $zero.00069.  To earn the month-to-month minimal wage quantity within the US, artists will want round 2,133,333 whole performs on YouTube.

Now, The Trichordist has launched its listing of streaming music payouts.

Say hey to the ‘Streaming Music Bible.’

Gathering its knowledge from a single supply – a mid-sized indie label with an roughly 250 album catalog which generates virtually 1 billion streams – The Trichodist has revealed its up to date listing of streaming music service payouts.

According to the information, Amazon Music Unlimited has the very best per-stream payout price at $zero.01175.  An artist would wish round 125,277 performs to earn the US month-to-month minimal wage quantity.  Amazon’s platform solely had a zero.68% share of all of the label’s streams, producing four.04% of all income earned.

Napster got here subsequent, paying $zero.01110 per play.  Artists on Rhapsody’s streaming music service would wish round 133,818 performs to earn $1,472.  The service had a zero.14% share, producing zero.80% of all income earned.

TIDAL fell to 3rd place, paying $zero.00927 per play.  Artists on Jay-Z’s beleaguered streaming music service would wish round 158,792 performs to earn the month-to-month minimal wage quantity.  The service had a zero.21% share within the label’s streams, producing zero.98% of all income earned.

In fourth place, Deezer reportedly paid $zero.00567 per stream.  Artists on the platform would wish round 259,612 performs to earn $1,472.  The French-based service had a zero.91% share in streams, producing 2.6% of all income earned.

Google Play Music got here behind Deezer, paying $zero.00543 per play.  Artists would wish round 271,087 streams to earn the month-to-month minimal wage quantity.  The service had a 1.12% share within the label’s streams, producing three.08% of all income earned.

Apple Music paid indie artists round $zero.00495 per stream.  Indie artists would wish round 297,374 streams to earn $1,472.  The service had a 9.95% share in general streams, producing a big 24.97% of all income earned.

Amazon Prime Music – labeled Amazon Digital Services – got here in seventh place, paying $zero.00395 per play.  Artists would wish round 372,658 performs on the platform to earn the US month-to-month minimal wage quantity.  The service had a zero.95% share in streams, producing a low 1.90% of all income earned.

Spotify got here shut behind Amazon Prime Music, reportedly paying $zero.00311 per stream.  At that price, indie artists would wish 472,312 streams to earn $1,472.  The service had a whopping 29.22% share of all of the label’s streams, and generated 48.93% of all income.

Among the worst paying companies, Pandora ranked in ninth place, paying $zero.00155 per play.  Artists would wish 949,677 performs to earn the month-to-month minimal wage quantity.  The service had a three.86% share within the label’s streams, and generated a dismal three.03% of all income.

YouTube ranked because the worst offender, paying artists a dismal $zero.00028 per play.  An artist would wish 5,257,143 performs to earn $1,472.  In phrases of all streams for the label, the service had a whopping 48.58% share, producing solely 6.99% of all income.

Speaking in regards to the knowledge, The Trichordist defined,

The largest takeaway by far is that YouTube’s Content ID, (in our first actually complete knowledge set) exhibits a whopping 48% of all streams generate solely 7% of income.  Read that once more.  This is your worth hole.  Nearly 50% of all recorded music streams solely generate 7% of income.

The Trichordist’s knowledge clearly contradicts knowledge discovered from precise artists and different third-party sources.

You can view the infograph beneath.