Blueface Reportedly Facing Three-Year Prison Stint In Handgun Case

Los Angeles, CA – It seems issues have gone from unhealthy to worse for Blueface. Following his arrest earlier this month, L.A. County D.A.’s workplace has formally charged the “Thotiana” rapper with felony possession of a loaded weapon. According to The Blast, he’s going through as much as three years in jail.

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LAPD arrested Blueface and two members of his entourage in downtown L.A. on February 1 after responding to a report of “rappers within the space.” He was launched after posting $35,000 bail.

This isn’t the one authorized bother he’s at present going through. The burgeoning artist is due in courtroom this week after being arrested on a $50,000 bond for assault with a lethal weapon final November. His prices in that case have since been downgraded to possession of a registered handgun, which might land him a 12 months in jail.

Smif-N-Wessun Say ninth Wonder Pushed Them To Be Great For "The All" LP

Smif-N-Wessun are lastly again. On Friday (February 22), Tek and Steele will make their official return with the discharge of a brand new album titled The All.

The LP, which is produced by ninth Wonder and The Soul Council, is their first venture since 2013’s Born and Raised EP. On high of that, it’s their first studio album since 2011’s Monumental with Pete Rock.

Despite the lengthy layoff, one spin of The All proves the Boot Camp Clik members present no indicators of rust. In reality, the LP is perhaps their greatest work since 1995’s traditional debut Dah Shinin.

While chatting with HipHopDX, Tek and Steele are clearly desirous to see how followers obtain their new venture. They know Smif-N-Wessun’s been out of the highlight for too lengthy, so the duo wanted to get again on folks’s radars.

“I believe that it’s half religious and it’s half desperation,” Steele tells DX when requested why now was the precise time for a return. “Once you begin getting in a seven-year, ten-year window … quietly, it has been a very long time. Not as a result of we slowed down our course of however as a result of we’ve been doing different stuff. So for us on a religious stage, seven years for us already equates with the God, the seventh letter made, the ‘G.’

“The seven for us is religious as a result of now it’s like seven years, that is our seventh bodily launch. Now whenever you begin saying our launch comes out on 2/22, we’re taking part in with quite a lot of completely different esoteric numbers. And I believe whether or not we adhere to it or not, it has been given to us. It’s a reality, we’ve been blessed. And now it comes prefer it’s our time. Let’s say The Most High stated, ‘Enough is sufficient. It’s your time, let’s do it.’ That’s how I have a look at it.”

With The All, Tek and Steele are re-establishing a connection between the Boot Camp Clik and ninth Wonder, who usually produced for the late Sean Price and made three albums with Buckshot. Duck Down Music co-founder Dru-Ha reached out to ninth and shortly thereafter, Smif-N-Wessun have been off to work with the acclaimed producer and his Soul Council staff.

“We traveled right down to North Carolina for this one,” Tek says. “We took it out of the borough, out of our consolation zone. [9th and The Soul Council] opened up their arms to us. It was identical to household. It was like two skilled No. 1 ranked boxers within the ring going at one another, so you possibly can think about how the combating goes.”

ninth got down to assist the duo recapture the magic of their traditional debut. But Tek and Steele additionally word how he confused the significance of not rehashing what they’ve achieved earlier than.

“ninth set the tone as a result of he reminded us that Dah Shinin is certainly one of you guys’ largest issues,” Steele says. “It’s whenever you made your impression. Let’s create one thing that has that very same total tone with out making an attempt to do ‘Bucktown’ half two or ‘Sound Bwoy’ half two.”

Tek provides, “That was a few of his precise phrases. He let it’s identified, we’re not making an attempt to duplicate Dah Shinin. But, we’re making an attempt to let the folks know that y’all guys are nonetheless right here. Y’all nonetheless in tune. Reinvention is what it’s about.”

During their time in North Carolina, Smif-N-Wessun labored nonstop. ninth, Khrysis and the remainder of The Soul Council have been greater than keen to take part within the tireless studio periods.

“We in all probability was on the market for 14 to 16 days, one thing like that,” Steele remembers. “Just straight banging out music. Again, I assume the a part of our desperation or our starvation was realizing that day-after-day was a possibility for us to create. So from sunup to sunset, we was placing that ahead after which we had these geniuses [for producers]. It was no stress for them.”

Tek remembers, “But what was loopy, these dudes wasn’t sleeping. We was in all probability getting 4 or 5 hours of shut-eye and proper again up into the spot the subsequent day. And Young Guru was on the market for 2, three days with us. So, we was drawing the inspiration the identical as they was drawing it from each channel and vibe and spirit that was on the market. It wasn’t no sort of unwell manners in the direction of one another. Nah, it was all household love and we obtained one thing unbelievable.”

While the periods produced loads of songs with Smif-N-Wessun’s signature sound like “Let It Go” and the Rick Ross-assisted “Let Me Tell Ya,” it additionally allowed Tek and Steele to stretch their musical wings.

Songs such because the breezy “Ocean Drive” or the deeply private “Letter four You,” which was impressed by Ta-Nehisi Coates’ Between the World and Me, present the 2 excelling with a totally completely different model.

“For Smif-N-Wessun to be these hardcore guys, so to talk, these sort of tunes are tough to do,” Steele says. “You don’t need to go too far off the crushed path the place you simply sound such as you’re making an attempt to be like any individual else. But then you will have actual experiences. We actually have girlfriends. We have relations and stuff like that. We actually do different stuff. So, it’s not all simply this bravado, powerful man factor on a regular basis. It’s nice to have the ability to categorical these sort of ideas.”

The All is the precise sort of album that Smif-N-Wessun wanted to make in 2019. Still, the duo acknowledges that regardless of how good the LP is, it can’t escape the big shadow solid by Dah Shinin.

As their debut approaches its 25th anniversary, Steele tells DX it’s a testomony to their longevity in Hip Hop.

“Me personally, I’m nonetheless coping with the fact of that as a result of that’s an enormous accomplishment, particularly on this occupation of ours,” he says. “Dudes don’t stick round that lengthy, man. We obtained a tune on our first album the place we speak about PNC, and we speak about Rambo, Sean Grady and this man … he solely lived 21 years on this planet. So, our album is older than some folks’s lifespan. To attempt to wrap your head round that, we gon’ see what occurs once we put out The All. Hopefully, we will have this power that makes us really feel snug sufficient to know that we’re necessary right here [and] we’re cherished right here.

“Our entire bid on this rap tour has been a loopy trip, a rewarding trip — good, unhealthy and ugly, ups and downs. Looking at it now, I believe me and Tek are in one of many strongest positions we’ve ever been since Dah Shinin. We’re nonetheless with the household. We’re nonetheless with Duck Down … Dru-Ha, Noah [Friedman], we nonetheless with Boot Camp Clik. And we nonetheless working the purpose, we’re nonetheless a particular staff. We’re the smoking weapons of our household. And I wanna see the place we will take it.”

The All is Smif-N-Wessun’s focus proper now, however followers can count on some sort of celebration for Dah Shinin subsequent yr.

“2020, we’re gonna have one thing particular for you,” Steele confirms. “We’re gonna should revisit an entire lot of issues I can’t converse on proper now ’trigger it’s about The All in the mean time. But in 2020, we’re gonna have one thing particular for the 25th anniversary, for certain.”

Smif-N-Wessun’s The All drops Friday, February 22. Physical copies and different merch might be bought at Duck Down Music’s online store.

Eminem Refuses To Perform “Killshot,” Calls Machine Gun Kelly A “Cocksucker” Instead

Brisbane, Australia – While on tour in Australia, Eminem made a cease within the metropolis of Brisbane the place his viewers erupted right into a raucous chant, demanding a efficiency of his Machine Gun Kelly diss monitor, “Killshot.”

But Slim Shady wasn’t having it. Despite the gang’s determined pleas, Em refused to carry out the track. He additionally had a couple of alternative phrases for MGK.

“I’d, however I can’t give that cocksucker anymore fuckin’ gentle,” he mentioned. “Brisbane, did you get pleasure from your self tonight? Brisbane, thanks for making us really feel like household. Y’all are household. We love you. Brisbane, make it residence protected. Make some noise for fucking your self and make nothing for MGK.”

The Em versus MGK beef went into excessive gear final August following the discharge of Shady’s tenth studio album, Kamikaze, which included a MGK diss on the monitor “Not Alike.” MGK retaliated with “Rap Devil” and after cautious deliberation, Em fired again with “Killshot,” in the end placing an finish to the back-and-forth.

Although their confrontation has been over for months, followers are evidently nonetheless thirsting for extra. But as a substitute, Em left his followers hanging and closed the present with “Lose Yourself.”

Ryan Coogler Developing Fred Hampton Movie Starring Daniel Kaluuya & Lakeith Stanfield

Los Angeles, CA – On the wee hours of December four, 1969, Black Panther Party chairman and revolutionary Fred Hampton was shot level clean within the head by law enforcement officials as he lay sleeping in mattress.

In the current day, Black Panther director Ryan Coogler is trying inform the slain activist’s story in full along with Warner Bros.

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According to The Hollywood Reporter, Coogler will produce the movie Jesus Was My Homeboy alongside Charles King’s Macro whereas Shaka King (High Maintenance, People of Earth) will function director atop a script he co-wrote with Will Berson.

Get Out co-stars Daniel Kaluuya and Lakeith Stanfield are in talks to affix the movie with Kaluuya set to play Hampton and Stanfield would play William O’Neal, the undercover FBI informant who is claimed to be instrumental in aiding with Hampton’s assassination. The movie can also be being stated to mirror O’Neal’s perspective lens.

Sev Ohanian, Zinzi Coogler and Macro’s Kim Roth and Poppy Hanks will stand because the movie’s govt producers.

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Given the federal government’s demonizing of Hampton’s character, his legacy hasn’t precisely been shone by historical past books and the ilk. However, his affect has lengthy been championed in Hip Hop music — with probably the most notable title drop coming courtesy of JAY-Z.

On his 2011 collaborative album with Kanye West, Watch The Throne, the Hip Hop legend spit, “I arrived on the day Fred Hampton died/Real niggas simply multiply…” seeing that he was born on the very same day and 12 months Hampton was killed.

Lauryn Hill Settles 6-Figure AMEX Bill

Newark, NJ – Lauryn Hill — who has turn out to be higher identified for her payments and her live performance shenanigans than she has for her iconic music — has quietly settled certainly one of her money owed.

According to Bossip, the ex-Fugee settled a lawsuit introduced by the American Express National Bank.

AMEX sued Hill for greater than $300,000 after she didn’t pay for “items and providers rendered.” The bank card firm, who additionally named Hill’s touring firm MLH Touring within the swimsuit, despatched within the settlement papers to the New Jersey Superior Court.

The phrases of the settlement — together with the quantity Hill finally settled for — weren’t made clear as of press time.

This newest settlement marks one more win for Lauryn Hill, who sued — and finally gained — the $65,000 lawsuit she’d filed in opposition to her cousin, Gerald Hill, again in October 2018.

The Grammy Award-winning star alleged that her cousin borrowed the cash in 2017, however by no means paid her again.

Freddie Gibbs & Madlib Return With "Flat Tummy Tea" Single

Los Angeles, CA – Fans who thought Freddie Gibbs had hit all-time low when took to Instagram to advertise the ever-present flat tummy tea ought to be ashamed of themselves.

The ESGN head honcho’s mild trolling proved to disclose every thing they’ve been demanding for the previous 5 years.

Bandana, the extremely anticipated follow-up to 2014’s Piñata is lastly official — and the Madlib-produced “Flat Tummy Tea” is the primary style of what’s to come back.

The symbiotic duo can be asserting that the upcoming album will likely be launched as a partnership between Keep Cool/RCA Records and Madlib Invazion/ESGN.

Expect the venture to be launched this yr (for actual this time). In the meantime, stream “Flat Tummy Tea” up above and seize the 12″ vinyl of the report whereas provides final.

Bizzy Bone Drops "Carbon Monoxide" Diss Track To Remind Migos They’re Still Beefing

The Migos versus Bone Thugs-n-Harmony feud was seemingly over late final yr, however apparently Bizzy Bone isn’t fairly able to let it go.

Following Layzie Bone’s lackluster “Let Me Go Migo” effort and his “Annihilation” follow-up, Bizzy returned with “Carbon Monoxide” earlier this month. For practically six minutes, Bizzy goes after “Offsides, Tequila and, most notably, the unknown third member that was left off ‘Bad and Boujee.’”

The observe kicks off with a Star Wars kinds intro, which tells the story of Bone Thugs’ ascent within the Hip Hop world and the quite a few acts who have been “influenced” by their quick flows and cadences. But he blasts Migos for allegedly not realizing who Bone Thugs have been.

Once the tune lastly begins, Bizzy begins by poking enjoyable at himself. Amid the web beef between Layzie and Offset final December, Bizzy headed to Instagram Live the place he brandished a weapon many thought was a “musket” or some type of classic gun.

In the “Carbon Monoxide” video, Bizzy juxtaposes a picture of Elmer Fudd holding his rifle with footage from that exact IG Live session as he spits his bars.

If something, “Carbon Monoxide” proves Bizzy is an effective sport and is aware of tips on how to interact in quaint rap battle.

While Bizzy does title drop 21 Savage within the tune, the just lately incarcerated British-born rapper has larger fish to fry proper now. So far, neither 21 or any members of the Migos have replied.

Listen to “Carbon Monoxide” up prime.

Floyd Mayweather Poses In Full Gucci Drip To Piss Off His Haters

Floyd Mayweather gave a figurative center finger to these condemning him for supporting Gucci. The undefeated boxer posted an Instagram photograph of himself in Gucci gear from head-to-toe, trolling critics corresponding to T.I. and 50 Cent.

Gucci turned the goal of a boycott after releasing a sweater that resembled blackface. Despite the backlash, Mayweather doubled down on supporting the luxurious model and confronted his personal batch of criticism because of this.

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Last Thursday (February 14), Mayweather issued an announcement that described the Gucci boycott as “faux advocacy.” He additionally framed the outrage as being hypocritical.

“In mild of probably the most present boycott and digital outrage, I wished to take the time to deal with a few points that I personally have hassle wrapping my thoughts round,” he stated. “For occasion, why would we (as a individuals) comply with a brief boycott of Gucci for merely three months if what was executed precipitated a lot strife?

“Why wouldn’t we comply with a everlasting boycott of Gucci in addition to all different merchandise that fall below the Kering possession, corresponding to YSL, Balenciaga, Alexander McQueen and extra? I’ll inform you why… it’s as a result of on this day, celebrities and failing artist decide and select the most popular trending matter as a method of searching for consideration and utilizing faux advocacy as their platform when their “expertise” not profit them.”

He added, “The identical celebrities stirring the pot over manufacturers that they, doubtless, will frequently purchase, are the identical artists that inject rap lyrics fueled with medicine, homicide and sexual promiscuity into the very Black Communities you’re pretending to care a lot about.”

Read Mayweather’s total assertion beneath.

Common & Xzibit Screen Films At 2019 Pan African Film & Arts Festival

Los Angeles, CA – Common and Xzibit capped off the 2019 Pan African Film & Arts Festival by screening their respective movies on Monday (February 18).

A pink carpet screening of the quick movie Hats, which options Common’s music, was hosted by the veteran MC together with the movie’s co-stars Sherri Shepherd and Dante Brown.

The trio additionally joined filmmaker Sadé Clacken Joseph for a Q&A about Hats, which tells the story of a younger black baseball participant navigating by way of life in a predominantly white highschool and the gang-influenced streets of South Central.

Later on, Xzibit premiered his directorial debut Broken Ground starring fellow West Coast rhymer Jayo Felony. Real 92.three’s Big Boy hosted a Q&A for the challenge, and DJ Battlecat was among the many visitors in attendance for the screening.

Check out photographs from the occasion under. All photographs are courtesy of Koi Sojer/SnapNU Photos.

Common & Xzibit Screen Films At 2019 Pan African Film & Arts Festival
Common & Xzibit Screen Films At 2019 Pan African Film & Arts Festival
Common & Xzibit Screen Films At 2019 Pan African Film & Arts Festival
Common & Xzibit Screen Films At 2019 Pan African Film & Arts Festival
Common & Xzibit Screen Films At 2019 Pan African Film & Arts Festival

Bizzy Bone Drops "Carbon Dioxide" Diss Track To Remind Migos They’re Still Beefing

The Migos versus Bone Thugs-n-Harmony feud was seemingly over late final yr, however apparently Bizzy Bone isn’t fairly able to let it go.

Following Layzie Bone’s lackluster “Let Me Go Migo” effort and his “Annihilation” follow-up, Bizzy returned with “Carbon Dioxide” earlier this month. For practically six minutes, Bizzy goes after “Offsides, Tequila and, most notably, the unknown third member that was left off ‘Bad and Boujee.’”

The monitor kicks off with a Star Wars types intro, which tells the story of Bone Thugs’ ascent within the Hip Hop world and the quite a few acts who had been “influenced” by their quick flows and cadences. But he blasts Migos for allegedly not figuring out who Bone Thugs had been.

Once the tune lastly begins, Bizzy begins by poking enjoyable at himself. Amid the net beef between Layzie and Offset final December, Bizzy headed to Instagram Live the place he brandished a weapon many thought was a “musket” or some type of classic gun.

In the “Carbon Monoxide” video, Bizzy juxtaposes a picture of Elmer Fudd holding his rifle with footage from that exact IG Live session as he spits his bars.

If something, “Carbon Monoxide” proves Bizzy is an efficient sport and is aware of tips on how to have interaction in a superb quaint rap battle.

While Bizzy does title drop 21 Savage within the tune, the lately incarcerated British-born rapper has larger fish to fry proper now. So far, neither 21 or any members of the Migos have replied.

Listen to “Carbon Monoxide” up high.

A$AP Rocky Stars In New Calvin Klein Ad — Much To Tracee Ellis Ross’ Delight

A$AP Rocky is among the stars of the Spring 2019 Calvin Klein denims and underwear advert marketing campaign. Lord Flacko seems alongside Shawn Mendes, Noah Centineo and Kendall Jenner in a brand new advert launched by the style firm on Tuesday (February 19).

Rocky puffed up the brand new marketing campaign in an Instagram video, opening up about why he feels free.

“I really feel extraordinary ’trigger I’m free to be myself, and I believe that’s what makes me be happy,” he stated. “I believe I’m simply nice being fairly, man. I inform myself that day-after-day.”

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One one that’s having fun with Rocky’s involvement within the Calvin Klein marketing campaign is Tracee Ellis Ross. The actress confirmed her approval by commenting on a photograph of the A$AP Mob member sporting the Calvin Klein denims.

Check out Ross’ remark under and watch Rocky’s advert above.

Burberry Apologizes After Being Canceled For Rope Noose Hoodie

Following an onslaught of public backlash, Burberry has grow to be the newest luxurious style model to subject an apology for an merchandise deemed insensitive. The merchandise in query is a peach coloured hoodie, which contains a drawstring that undeniably resembles a noose.

CNN obtained a press release from Burberry CEO Marco Gobbetti who expressed remorse.

“We are deeply sorry for the misery attributable to one of many merchandise that featured in our A/W 2019 runway assortment,” Gobbetti stated. “Though the design was impressed by the marine theme that ran all through the gathering, it was insensitive and we made a mistake. ”

The present’s designer, Burberry’s CCO Riccardo Tisci, was adamant this wouldn’t occur once more.

“I’m so deeply sorry for the misery that has been precipitated on account of one of many items in my present on Sunday,” Tisci stated. “While the design was impressed by a nautical theme, I understand that it was insensitive.

“It was by no means my intention to upset anybody. It doesn’t replicate my values nor Burberry’s and we have now eliminated it from the gathering. I’ll ensure that this doesn’t occur once more.”

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@burberry @riccardotisci17 Suicide is not fashion. It is not glamorous nor edgy and since this show is dedicated to the youth expressing their voice, here I go. Riccardo Tisci and everyone at Burberry it is beyond me how you could let a look resembling a noose hanging from a neck out on the runway. How could anyone overlook this and think it would be okay to do this especially in a line dedicated to young girls and youth. The impressionable youth. Not to mention the rising suicide rates world wide. Let’s not forget about the horrifying history of lynching either. There are hundreds of ways to tie a rope and they chose to tie it like a noose completely ignoring the fact that it was hanging around a neck. A massive brand like Burberry who is typically considered commercial and classy should not have overlooked such an obvious resemblance. I left my fitting extremely triggered after seeing this look (even though I did not wear it myself). Feeling as though I was right back where I was when I was going through an experience with suicide in my family. Also to add in they briefly hung one from the ceiling (trying to figure out the knot) and were laughing about it in the dressing room. I had asked to speak to someone about it but the only thing I was told to do was to write a letter. I had a brief conversation with someone but all that it entailed was “it’s fashion. Nobody cares about what’s going on in your personal life so just keep it to yourself” well I’m sorry but this is an issue bigger than myself. The issue is not about me being upset, there is a bigger picture here of what fashion turns a blind eye to or does to gain publicity. A look so ignorantly put together and a situation so poorly handled. I am ashamed to have been apart of the show. #burberry. I did not post this to disrespect the designer or the brand but to simply express an issue I feel very passionate about.

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Model Liz Kennedy, who was featured within the style present, claimed her considerations about the usage of a noose had been casually tossed apart. She addressed the controversial merchandise in an Instagram put up.

“Suicide will not be style,” she wrote. “It will not be glamorous nor edgy and since this present is devoted to the youth expressing their voice, right here I am going. Riccardo Tisci and everybody at Burberry it’s past me how you would let a glance resembling a noose hanging from a neck out on the runway. How may anybody overlook this and suppose it will be okay to do that particularly in a line devoted to younger women and youth.

“The impressionable youth. Not to say the rising suicide charges world broad. Let’s not overlook in regards to the horrifying historical past of lynching both. There are a whole bunch of how to tie a rope and so they selected to tie it like a noose fully ignoring the truth that it was hanging round a neck. A large model like Burberry who is usually thought of business and fashionable mustn’t have missed such an apparent resemblance.”

At this level, many individuals are questioning if these large corporations are enflaming the general public for publicity causes. Gucci issued an apology earlier this month after unveiling a $890 sweater that resembled blackface.

Prada and Moncler had been additionally underneath hearth for a number of objects that additionally bore a powerful resemblance to blackface. As a consequence, T.I. prompt all these manufacturers had been canceled whereas offering various black-owned manufacturers for folks to assist.

Naturally, folks took their outrage to Twitter. Check out a few of the reactions under.

2 Chainz Recruits LeBron James To A&R His Next Album

New York, NY – 2 Chainz’s Rap Or Go To League album has a really becoming A&R contemplating its title. Def Jam Recordings and the veteran MC have introduced NBA celebrity LeBron James will function the LP’s A&R.

Fans gained’t be ready for much longer to listen to the LeBron-backed undertaking both. Def Jam and a pair of Chainz have confirmed the album is scheduled to drop on March 1.

“It’s been fairly the journey to get right here,” the artist previously often called Tity Boi wrote on Twitter. “All night time studio periods, reflecting, & opening up on these data or as I name it remedy! This is my every one educate one physique of labor, I wanna have a good time black excellence! ….. ‘Rap Or Go To The League’ the album A&R by @KingJames three/1.”

Rap Or Go To The League can be 2 Chainz’s first studio album since 2017’s Pretty Girls Like Trap Music. Def Jam’s press launch payments the LP as “simply his most private, most lyrical, most soulful so far.”

2 Chainz’s upcoming undertaking will characteristic his Drake and Quavo-assisted single “Bigger Than You,” which dropped final summer time. The track’s video has racked up over 36 million views on YouTube as of Wednesday (February 19).

Watch the “Bigger Than You” video under.

Will Smith Forced To Participate In Duane Martin’s Fraud Lawsuit

Los Angeles, CA – Will Smith has been dragged right into a chapter fraud lawsuit in opposition to actor Duane Martin, however the Fresh Prince isn’t accused of doing something mistaken. The rapper-turned-movie star has turned over monetary data and private emails after receiving a subpoena for data, in keeping with The Blast.

Smith has reportedly turned over a string of 2018 emails between himself, his rep and Martin by which the three mentioned a $1.four million mortgage beforehand given to Martin by Smith and his spouse Jada Pinkett Smith to buy a house. A chapter trustee claims the emails are proof of Martin’s alleged fraud, which prompted a lawsuit final September.

Duane and actress Tisha Campbell Martin, who’re within the midst of divorce proceedings, filed for chapter in 2016. The trustee of the chapter sued Duane final yr, alleging he hid $2.6 million price of property beneath an organization named Roxe LLC.

 

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Part of those property allegedly included a mansion in Chatsworth, California. Martin purchased the house in 2006 however later borrowed $1.9 million to assemble the “Martin household house.”

After defaulting on the mortgage, Martin reportedly negotiated a sale with a financial institution to purchase the house again via Roxe LLC utilizing a $1.four million mortgage from the Smiths. Martin’s personal firm turned the proprietor of the mansion and arrange a lease for $5,000 a month.

The trustee claims the lease was faux and no funds had been ever made. Martin additionally allegedly put the house on sale for $2,695,000 in 2018 with the intention of taking all of the proceeds of a sale in extra of the mortgage from the Smiths.

The lawsuit goals to get the mansion turned over to the chapter property for Martin’s collectors.

Maseo Confirms Pete Rock & DJ Premier Are Producing 2 New De La Soul Albums

Pete Rock is evidently gearing up for a productive 12 months. After asserting an impending solo album and a collaborative challenge with Skyzoo, the legendary beatsmith revealed he and DJ Premier are cooking up one thing particular with De La Soul.

“DE LA SOUL PRODUCED BY PETE ROCK & DJ PREMIER COMING IN 2019 BABY!!” he tweeted on Monday (February 18). “Stay tuned.”

In a textual content message change with HipHopDX, Maseo of De La Soul confirmed Rock is referring to the follow-up to 2016’s And The Anonymous Nobody in addition to a 3rd installment of the Art Official Intelligence collection.

“That and AOI3,” he wrote.

And The Anonymous Nobody served because the celebrated New York trio’s first official album since 2004’s The Grind Date. It featured a laundry record of notable company, together with Talking Heads’ David Byrne, Little Dragon, Snoop Dogg, 2 Chainz, Usher and Jill Scott.

Rock additionally appeared on the track “Memory Of …(Us)” alongside Estelle.

The challenge was nominated within the Best Rap Album class on the 2017 Grammy Awards.