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Here’s a recap of recent executive shuffles — including both hirings, in-house promotions, and exits — from across the music industry.

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AXS—Shaun Eidson and Stephanie Streeter

AXS has added two former Eventbrite executives to its sales team. Shaun Eidson will serve as AXS’s Vice President of Sales for Music, and Stephanie Streeter will become Senior Director of Sales for Music.

Kobalt—Ann Tausis

Ann Tausis has been promoted to Kobalt Music Group’s CEO of Neighboring Rights. Tausis has worked for the London-based organization since 2013.

Warner Records—Claudia Butzky

Claudia Butzky has been named Senior Vice President of Brand Partnerships, Strategic Marketing & Commercial Sync Licensing. Butzky previously held an executive position at RCA Records.

Dualtone—Lori Kampa, Whitaker Elledge, and Joey Luscinski

Entertainment One’s Dualtone has promoted three of its employees to vice-presidential positions.

Lori Kampa will now serve as Senior Vice President of Radio Promotion. Kampa has been part of the Dualtone team for 15 years.

Whitaker Elledge will assume the role of Vice President of Artist Development. Elledge previously served as Senior Director of Artist Development.

Joey Luscinski has been tapped as Vice President of Production, having previously served as Senior Director of Production.

Napalm Records—Bram Teitelman and Natalie Camillo

Napalm Records, an Austrian record label, is continuing to establish a presence in North America.

Bram Teitelman has been hired as Marketing Manager, and Natalie Camillo will serve as Public Relations Manager. These employees will be based out of Napalm’s new office in Hoboken, New Jersey.

Beatsource—Alain Macklovitch

Alain Macklovitch, known professionally as A-Trak, has joined Beatsource’s Board of Managers. A-Trak is an award-winning disc jockey, and Beatsource is a digital-service platform for open-format DJs.

Audoo—Chris Herbert and Rick Riccobono

Chris Herbert and Rick Riccobono have joined Audoo’s Advisory Board. Audoo is a London-based music-technology startup that aims to facilitate the payment of royalties by monitoring the songs that are played in commercial settings.

StubHub—Dan Jones

StubHub has hired Dan Jones to serve as Vice President of International. Jones was formerly Senior Vice President of Ancestry.

Columbia Records—Azim Rashid

Azim Rashid has accepted the role of Senior Vice President and Head of Urban Promotion at Columbia Records. Rashid most recently worked for Roc Nation, and he has experience with companies including the Alternative Distribution Alliance and Universal Music Group.

Stem—Mike Vaughan

Stem, a music distribution and label services platform, has added Mike Vaughan to its Board of Directors. Between 2011 and the start of 2019, Vaughan was Venmo’s COO.

RCA Records—Tarek Al-Hamdouni

Tarek Al-Hamdouni has been promoted to Senior Vice President, Digital Marketing, RCA Records. Al-Hamdouini will continue to oversee RCA’s digital-marketing initiatives.

Paragon Media Strategies—Zach Gilltrap

Zach Gilltrap, an Audio Imaging Producer with 20 years of industry experience, has been hired by Paragon. Gilltrap will continue to work as a Producer for Colorado Public Radio while serving Paragon on a part-time basis.

Logic Announces His First Son With Fiancee Brittney Noell

Though Logic previously spent a few months living it up stag-style, it didn’t take long before a young woman stole his heart. After about a year and a half dating, he and designer Brittney Noell were moving to get married, further pro that a couple-centric alternative to “Hot Girl/City Boy” exists in hip-hop. Clearly, Bobby was looking to achieve peak Family Man status in record time, perhaps spurred on by a listen  The Big Day, or simply deciding the time was right. And, determined to retain control his agency in a leak-heavy industry, Logic managed to make the announcement in a truly innovative fashion.

“And I’m having a little baby!” he raps, a bookend to his recent “No Pressure” freestyle. “Surprise! It’s a little baby boy, fu*k TMZ, they can’t get the scoop on that shit!” The old two-birds, one stone maneuver; make a wholesome announcement while flipping f the media in one fell swoop. As now, it’s unclear whether Logic’s son is a new development, or if Noell has been quietly pregnant behind the scenes. Either way, Papa Bob and his growing family deserve some major congratulations. 

While it wouldn’t be surprising to see Logic take some time f for paternal duties, perhaps he will find himself inspired by his son’s arrival, and hit the studio accordingly. Either way, we’re happy for Logic, and wish him and his family all the best.

Logic Announces His First Son With Fiancee Brittney Noell

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A$AP Rocky Makes Surprise Appearance During Tame Impala Set

After returning to the stage for a headlining set at Anaheim’s REAL Street Festival last weekend, A$AP Rocky is back in touring mode. He continued his summer festival circuit by flying out to the Netherlands for Lowlands Festival. After performing his own set, Rocky joined the Australian psychedelic band, Tame Impala, on stage to close out the festival.

The Testing rapper performed his latest single “Sundress”, which was produced by Tame Impala frontman, Kevin Parker. Parker has been scouted by other rappers, like Travis Scott (“Skeletons”), for his pristine sound. Following “Sundress”, Rocky shouted out “anyone who has experimented with psychedelics before” – which was probably a current reality for many the attendees, given he was at an alternative music festival – and turned up the auto-tune for his trippy track, “L$D” f his 2015 album, At Long Last A$AP. Rocky actually performed the same set songs along with Tame Impala during their Coachella set this year

Good to see that Rocky wasted no time jumping back in the game following his month-long imprisonment in Sweden and remains unfazed following the guilty verdict he received on Wednesday. However, he was sentenced to a probationary period two years, and had to pay legal expenses to the state and compensation to the victim the assault. 

Watch the Lowlands performance below.

Marvel TV Boss Was Left Stunned By "Daredevil" & Netflix Cancellation

Though the Marvel Cinematic Universe stands among the most beloved properties in film history, the Television Universe was no slouch. Though technically connected to the MCU, the world Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, and The Punisher provided a more grounded alternative, complete with mature themes and plenty brutal, long-take violence. Sadly, Netflix ultimately decided to pull the plug on each and every Marvel property, thus bringing five strong stories to an unceremonious end.

The purge prompted many to speculate that Marvel and Netflix were playing a game sort, a chess move in the great streaming war to come. Yet Marvel TV president Jeph Loeb was apparently just as stunned as we, including Eminem, were. Speaking with Deadline, Loeb opened up about the process, which left him “blindsided” by his own admission. 

“The hardest part was while the situation at Netflix, which I really can’t go into other than to say that we were blindsided and the things that were to come weren’t finished yet,” Loeb explained. “We weren’t ready to announce that, so there was this space in between it, so it did look like maybe we were going to go out. Then suddenly, we were arising again like the Phoenix.” 

Though it’s possible we’ll see a day in which The Defenders ride again, it remains a fool’s hope nonetheless. Perhaps, when we’re watching a trailer for the long-awaited fourth season  Hannibal, we’ll be hit with an announcement detailing the return the Devil Of Hell’s Kitchen. In the meantime, let us instead look to Disney + with an optimistic eye.

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Paulina Rubio Faces Legal Action for Stiffing Her Ex-Manager

An artist management company that represented famed Mexican singer Paulina Rubio has a filed a lawsuit against her, claiming that she has failed to pay what she owes them.

They also claim that the singer fired them on Thanksgiving Day.

The company, which is called Favor the Artist, says that Rubio hired them to be her personal manager in February of 2018, according to documents filed with the court that will be handling the suit.

The alleged contract the company had with Rubio was a somewhat complex one. According to the agency, Rubio was supposed to pay them 10% of her gross revenue earned through touring outside of Mexico. Within Mexico, Rubio was to pay them 8.5% of gross touring revenue. She was further required to pay them 15% of all other forms of gross revenue.

The lawsuit states that Paulina Rubio sent the company a notice of termination on Thanksgiving of last year, in spite of them fulfilling all their contractual obligations.  The company further insists that they performed their duties well. But they contend that the singer refuses to pay them what they are owed.

They went on to say that they have repeatedly attempted to come to an agreement with the singer without success.

Favor the Artist is being represented by LA-based McPherson LLP, led by Ed McPherson, whose office shared the filing with Digital Music News this week.  Attorney Pierre Pine is also litigating alongside McPherson.  The full complaint, lodged with the California Superior Court in Los Angeles, can be found .

Known alternatively as the “Queen of Latin Pop” and the “Latin Madonna,” Rubio rose to fame in the 1980s as one of the original members of the pop group Timbiriche.

She further appeared in a number of Mexican soap operas before engaging in a successful solo career in which she has sold more than 20 million records.  She was also a judge in the American version of The X Factor and a coach on the Mexican version of  The Voice.

Favor the Artist is based in Los Angeles run by Rick Canny and Parrish McKittrick.  The company, though, has only a barebones website and there is no public information about any other acts that they represent.

Nintendo Drops the Hammer on YouTube Music Channels

Nintendo is hitting YouTube channels featuring popular game soundtrack with copyright strikes.

Many channels are voluntarily shutting down in the wake of the strikes.

Several YouTube channels shut down yesterday after Nintendo issued repeated copyright strikes. The GilvaSunner channel had over 300,000 subscribers. The owner shared a screenshot of his inbox of dozens of copyright strikes.

The videos uploaded to the channel included music from The Legend of Zelda series and Super Smash Bros. According to the channel owner, Nintendo started with the most viewed content on the channel and went from there. All of the claims appear to be coming from the Japan HQ.

Nintendo has a history of being unfriendly toward YouTubers.

Back in May, the company went after the YouTube channel BrawlBRSTMS3. The channel included all of the official soundtracks of the Super Smash Bros. series.

Nintendo’s response to the issue would be understandable if the music was available to listen to anywhere else. So far, Nintendo remains one of the few gaming companies that hasn’t embraced streaming.

You can listen to the full catalog of on Spotify, but all Nintendo uploads on the service are unofficial.

Many channels that feature content with Nintendo music have begun removing those videos. Fans have turned to YouTube to listen to music outside of the game for years. It’s unfortunate that Nintendo has taken this approach, but perhaps they’ll eventually get with the times.

Before there was a massive backlash to Nintendo issuing , Nintendo did not support let’s players. At least now there’s a program in place for people to play and share Nintendo content as a partner.

Someone needs to fly to Japan and let Nintendo know about Spotify because removing songs with no alternative sucks. This is how you get people to pirate more of your music rather than purchase soundtracks.

Draymond Green Comments On NCAA’s "Rich Paul Rule" Decision: Watch

It’s been a slow news month for the NBA although that didn’t stop the NCAA from getting into the mix and implementing what would eventually be called the “Rich Paul Rule.” Essentially, the rule stated that you must have a Bachelors degree in order to represent an NCAA athlete which ultimately discriminated against agents like Paul who had made their own way through alternative routes. Many NBA players and analysts rushed to the defense Paul, while the Klutch Sports founder wrote his very own op-ed about it all.

After Paul gave the NCAA a piece his mind, the organization changed its new rule so that those without degrees can still work with college athletes. In a recent interview with TMZ, Klutch Sports athlete Draymond Green spoke about the NCAA’s decision and how he’s happy they did what they should have from the start.

“They did what was right. Rich applied that pressure to ’em, though,” Green explained. “I just feel like it wasn’t really gonna affect Rich … but it was gonna affect the next Rich.”

Green makes a good point considering Rich Paul’s blueprint is one that will most likely be followed for generations to come. If the NCAA continued with their new rule, they would have been putting many people at a disadvantage which is truly something you never want to see.

Juul Use Leaves College Freshman With A Collapsed Lung

The bill for a year and a half Juuling has come for Florida International University’s rising freshman, Chance Ammirata. His receipt reads, “collapsed lung.” 

Earlier this month, Chance rushed to the hospital after the pain simply sitting down was too much to bear. Initially, he assumed it was a bad case a pulled muscle, but after a team seven surgeons entered the room, he feared for his life. “It’s scary when you see seven surgeons come in, you think they’re going to tell you, you have like five days to live,” Chance told the Daily Mail.

In no time, a tube was penetrating down his throat to keep his lung inflated. “It was completely abrupt,” he recalled.

Juul has repeatedly claimed their product is a safer alternative to cigarettes, but stories like this say otherwise. “I’ve never smoked cigarettes – it’s the Juul,” Chance states. Chance burned through one pod every two days. 

Chance now warns others the dangers Juul, “Even if they said I could smoke again, I would never pick up a Juul or anything that has smoke, I’m never going to pick up again.” He claims hundreds have replied to his Instagram stories detailing the event saying they will be throwing out their Juul. 

Juul has yet to comment on the case. 

BTS 3-Track "Lights/Boy With Luv” Shifts 1 Million Physical Copies In Japan

BTS released a new Japanese-language 3-track single on July 3rd. It has already shipped over one million physical units in just over a month.

“Lights/Boy With Luv” was officially awarded a million certification by the Recording Industry Association of Japan (RIAJ). BTS is the first foreign male artist/group to be awarded the million certification.

It’s also one of only five releases to achieve a million sales in 2019 so far.

BTS commented on the news, saying they are thankful fans love their music so much.

“We are thankful that the album we worked hard on received so much love. We will continue to try our best to show you better sides of us.”

“Lights/Boy With Luv” is BTS’ tenth single in Japan. The single topped the iTunes charts in 43 countries around the world, and the official music video has over 39 million views at the time of writing.

The band is currently on its ‘Love Yourself’ worldwide tour with 62 shows across the world.

BTS is alternatively referred to as ‘Bangtan Sonyeondan,’ ‘Beyond the Scene,’ ‘Bangtan Boys,’ or all three. Members include RapMonster, Jin, SUGA, J-Hope, Jimin, V, and Jung Kook.

Amazingly, that septet has stayed cohesive despite a grueling work schedule, with Big Hit Entertainment overseeing the boy band with military precision.  That includes strict orders on what to wear, when to appear, what to sing, and which plastic surgeries to undergo.

On the solo offshoot front, BTS’ V has just released his new song “Winter Bear” which features RM.  “Winter Bear” is the second song from V this year, following his January release, “Scenery.” It’s also the only song V’s released entirely in English.

The Love Yourself tour has show dates in the US, Canada, UK, France, Germany, Netherlands, Japan, Taiwan, Singapore, and Hong Kong, Thailand, and Saudi Arabia coming up.

Air Jordan 1 Satin "Black Toe" Release Details Emerge: Official Images

One the most hyped-up sneaker releases over the past couple months has been the Air Jordan 1 High OG Satin “Black Toe” which is an alternative take on a classic colorway. Everybody loves the “Black Toe” Chicago colorway and now, Jordan Brand is adding Satin materials to the red highlights the shoe in order to make it more friendly for female sneakerheads. As we all know, men with smaller feet are still going to try and cop these and will probably end up with the majority the pairs.

The sneaker is set to release on Saturday, August 17th for $160 USD and it appears as though some new release information has surfaced courtesy @zsneakerheadz. In the Instagram post below, you can see that the shows will be released in multiple Foot Lockers across the country, although there are some areas that won’t be getting them at all. As you would expect, these kicks are going to be fairly limited and resellers are already excited about the potential prits.

If you’re planning on copping these, make sure you stay active on release day and don’t miss your one and only shot.

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Interview: 83 Babies Discuss Atlantic Records Signing With Support Of Rich The Kid

New York, NY – Rich Forever Music’s 83 Babies met with HipHopDX at offices of Atlantic Records in New York City to discuss their upcoming project Big 3. As it turned out, the trio was also signing a deal with Atlantic that same evening.

Lil Tony, Young Boss Tevo and Set It Off make up the trio 83 Babies. Co-signed by Rich Forever Music CEO Rich The Kid, 83 Babies is already making waves with the singles “No Cap” and “Talk My Shit” featuring NLE Choppa. Now, they have the Atlantic machine behind them.

In a plush couch adjacent to a window looking over the busy streets of Times Square, 83 Babies spoke to DX about their newly inked deal, working with Rich the Kid and more.

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HipHopDX: Congratulations! How are you all feeling in this moment?

Lil Tony: It feels surreal … it ain’t even hit me all the way.

Young Boss Tevo: Yeah, me either.

Set It Off: It’s crazy.

HipHopDX: Clearly, I don’t think any of you were born in ’83. So, how did you all come up with the name 83 Babies?

Lil Tony: It was a mixtape name … we just came together for a collab.

HipHopDX: How did you all get connected with Rich The Kid?

Young Boss Tevo: All I’ll say is free Marshall … shout out to Marshall.

Set It Off: Yeah, it was because of our cameraman at the time that hooked us up.

HipHopDX: So what were you all doing before music?

Lil Tony: Thuggin.

Set It Off: I had just came home from juvenile [detention], so I was finishing alternative school.

HipHopDX: Before signing to Rich Forever, were you all ever skeptical about signing to another artist that is presently relevant?

Set It Off: We just felt like if everything was genuine, we could fuck with it, as long as niggas wasn’t finessing.

Lil Tony: For me, it was based on relationships.

Set It Off: We had to put business before personal because you know … you can’t be playing with people’s money.

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HipHopDX: I want to say congrats again on signing to Atlantic. I didn’t know that was going to happen today. Did y’all have any fears prior to signing with a major label like Atlantic?

Set It Off: Only about being able to drop. We like to drop music. We were hearing a lot about artists signing to a major label and not being able to drop music. That was our biggest concerns.

Lil Tony: The outcome is going to be good though.

HipHopDX: I saw Kevin Gates jumped on the “No Cap” joint with a remix and then NLE Choppa jumped on “Talk My Shit.” How did y’all link with them?

Lil Tony: They reached out. And Choppa was on tour with us.

HipHopDX: Who else would ya’ll wanna work with?

Set It Off: Meek Mill. G Herbo … do you know G Herbo?

HipHopDX: Of course! No female artists? We have so many females popping in the game right now.

Set It Off: Megan Thee Stallion, Asian Doll …

Young Boss Tevo: Cardi B.

HipHopDX: How do y’all feel when some of the older vets in the game giving negative energy towards your generation of artists coming up?

Set It Off: It’s young nigga time. We here to stay.

Lil Tony: You know some artists not giving you respect until you up there with them.

Set It Off: And when we get there, I don’t even want their respect. Fuck their respect.

HipHopDX: So, let’s talk about the project coming out, Big 3. What can we expect as far as features, production?

Set It Off: We got some shit with Tay Keith on there.

Young Boss Tevo: We got Jeff.

HipHopDX: Rich The Kid, of course, right?

Lil Tony: Yeah. [Laughs] Seth In The Kitchen and my boy Joey Bars produced something.

HipHopDX: What was the vibe behind naming it Big 3?

Lil Tony: That’s just what it is.

Young Boss Tevo: We the big 3.

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HipHopDX: What’s next for 83 Babies? What’s lined up?

Set It Off: We on the Blueface tour.

Rich The Kid walks back into the room and takes a seat next to the guys.

HipHopDX: Rich, being that you are a relevant artist, how do you find time to dedicate to your career plus the careers of 83 Babies and the rest of the Rich Forever roster?

Rich The Kid: We have a great team of people that’s solid. We going hard 24/7, waking up every morning dedicated to doing what we do.

HipHopDX: What made you gravitate towards 83 Babies for recruitment to Rich Forever?

Rich The Kid: Their originality. They different and they’re not trying to be like nobody. They’re not trying to sound like nobody. They’re coming in the game strong. That’s what you have to have to make it. Everybody is out here trying to be like somebody or sound like somebody.

HipHopDX: Is it necessarily a bad thing when an artist is inspired by other artists?

Rich The Kid: No, I don’t think it’s a bad thing to be inspired. If you sound like somebody then you just sound like somebody. I wouldn’t like it to hear a whole bunch of people sounding like me.

Check out 83 Babies on the new Rich Forever 4 compilation, which can be streamed below.

Chris Broussard Calls Out NCAA’s "Rich Paul Rule" For Being Racist

NBA players, including LeBron James, were up in arms yesterday over the NCAA’s brand new rule that states all agents who want to represent NCAA athletes must have, at the least, a Bachelor’s degree. Many thought this rule wasn’t very fair, especially when you consider one the most powerful agents in the NBA, Rich Paul, doesn’t have such a degree to his name. This has led to some justified criticism the NCAA and the latest person to speak out is FS1’s Chris Broussard.

Broussard took to Twitter where he called out the NCAA for having a racist policy and that moving forward, black people and athletes should try to support HBCUs.

“They’re calling it the ‘Rich Paul rule,’ which is appropriate, but I’m gonna call it something else: straight-up racism,” Broussard explained. “But instead crying, complaining, and begging, it’s time for black people to take action. You fight power with power, and one our greatest sources power is our athletic dominance. So I’m calling on all our great black football and basketball players, instead going to these big universities that chew you up, spit you out, and don’t care about you, go to a HBCU.”

It’s clear that many people are passionate about this new rule which discriminates against those making a name for themselves using alternative paths. Perhaps the NCAA will reconsider this rule now that they’ve received so much negative publicity.

Valee Names The Dopest Thing About Being Signed To G.O.O.D. Music

Valee is one the most original rappers out today. The 30-year-old recording artist from Chicago is very likely your favorite rapper’s favorite rapper and it’s all bubbled up to that point so quickly. He wants to create music that just sounds different, working hard in the studio to stand out from the norm. With so many artists striving to fit in these days, Valee has taken it upon himself to be the anti-norm, crafting unique flows, spitting one–a-kind bars and just generally being a solid alternative to the mainstream trap approach. When he signed onto G.O.O.D. Music, Valee was still relatively unknown and now, he’s very clearly on the rise.

Continuing the new season On The Come Up, we invited Valee to stop by the fice to chat about how he got to this stage. Growing up in a few different areas on the South Side Chicago, the young man was carefree as a child. He tells us about how he was only interested in exploring the neighborhood, riding his bike around and seeing new sights. Music only hit him later on. In high school, he started getting into some the hottest beats on the market, tuning into Cash Money, Project Pat and whoever was rapping over some crazy instrumentals. That’s always been important for him. His obsession with Cash Money turned into a fascination with Mannie Fresh, as he described to us. “When I was into music, when I was playing loud music in my room, Cash Money was pretty much everything,” he said. “When I got into music, I was happy every time they dropped new music because I couldn’t wait to hear what it sounded like. And like I said, they pick nice beats. I like Mannie Fresh – he was producing most the stuff.”

Valee Names The Dopest Thing About Being Signed To G.O.O.D. Music

Considering his close working relationship with ChaseTheMoney, it’s no surprise that Valee has always been interested in production. He knows how vital it is for a song to have a dope beat and he’s making sure that he finds the best creators in the game to collaborate with. Speaking on how he signed to G.O.O.D. Music, Valee notes that Young Chop had played Kanye West some his songs before the ink was dry. “It’s hard to explain but they had been hearing about me,” said the rapper about the label. It really shouldn’t come as much a surprise that Ye managed to swoop in to find the strongest rising talent in Chicago for his own group.

While some critics love to bash on G.O.O.D. Music for seemingly forgetting about the vast talent on their roster, Valee actually loves the chances he’s been afforded through Kanye West & Co. “The dopest thing about being on G.O.O.D. Music probably is the freedom that I feel I have,” says the recording artist. “I can just work and put something out as long as it just sounds great to me.”

Valee Names The Dopest Thing About Being Signed To G.O.O.D. Music

With G.O.O.D. Music having an outstanding campaign in 2018, Valee is hoping to continue the blessings this year. He’s got a couple projects lined up before the end 2019 and his goal is to make them sound different from anything you’ve ever heard before. Stay tuned for more music from Valee this year because he’s definitely somebody to look out for. Watch his new interview with us above and be sure to peep our ficial On The Come Up playlist below.

Texas Police Chief Apologizes For Photo Of Officers Leading Leashed Black Man

Social media users were dumbfounded after a photo showing a handcuffed man being led around on a leash by horse-mounted police ficers went viral. The image was instantly unsettling for many because the man in cuffs is black and the Galveston, Texas ficers are white. The man, Donald Neely, was taken into custody on charges trespassing over the weekend. According to Complex, Neely’s sister-in-law said that Donald regularly gets in trouble with the law for trespassing because he’s both homeless and mentally ill.

The reason behind the strap was that the handcuffs weren’t secure, still, Galveston Police Chief Vernon Hale issued a public apology. “First and foremost I must apologize to Mr. Neely for this unnecessary embarrassment,” he began. “Although this is a trained technique and best practice in some scenarios, I believe our ficers showed poor judgment in this instance and could have waited for a transport unit at the location the arrest.” Police Chief Hale also assured the public that the department would exercise alternative approaches in the future. “We] will review all mounted training and procedures for more appropriate methods.”

Chris Brown Shares Some Of His Detailed Drawings

With a new batch songs out now in the form Indigo, Chris Brown is preparing to wow his worldwide audiences with his upcoming tour. The superstar singer is known to show out on stage, bringing a level performance that goes unmatched by any his contemporaries. The controversial artist is enjoying the success his new album but he’s always looking to keep his mind stimulated. When he’s got some downtime, the man can usually be found progressing in other fields his artistic career. He’s already a top-tier singer, dancer, and rapper but for years, he’s also been flexing his drawing ability. This week, he reminded folks once again that he is a superior visual artist, giving fans a glimpse his notebook.

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When he’s travelling to and from cities, Breezy makes sure to keep some paper and a pen handy so that he can let the ideas flow naturally out his brain. He may be writing lyrics or planning out the marketing for his next big release. Alternatively, he could be drawing something crazy in his notebook. The Virginia-born recording artist took to Instagram to show what he’s currently working on, uploading a work in progress from his collection work. “What I spend most my time on the plane doing,” captioned Brown on the picture.

CB has shown f his visual artwork in the past, proving to be impressive with a can spray paint. It appears as though he’s not limited to graffiti because he can also get down with a pencil when he needs to.