Therapist Who Accused Kevin Spacey Of Sexual Assault Has Died

A massage therapist who was suing Kevin Spacey over ual assault claims has died according to reports. The mystery man’s attorney has informed Spacey’s legal team that he has “recently passed.” No details have been released at the time concerning how the death happened.

It was back in September 2018 when the now deceased male masseuse, filed claims alleging the House Cards actor grabbed his genitals and was allegedly forced to grab Spacey’s genitals during a massage at the actor’s private residence in Malibu, California, two years earlier.

“Spacey assaulted and battered plaintiff by forcing plaintiff to touch his scrotum, testicles, and penis, grabbing plaintiff’s shoulders and pulling him in for an apparent attempted forced kiss, and grabbing plaintiff’s genitalia,” the complaint alleges. “During these assaults, plaintiff repeatedly asked Spacey to allow him to leave, but Spacey blocked access to plaintiff’s massage table and the door with his naked body.”

Given the anonymity the late plaintiff, reports say it could be hard for the case to continue after his death.

Spacey recently got out another legal situation when criminal charges against him were dropped in Nantucket, Mass. In that case, Spacey pleaded not guilty to felony indecent assault and battery, and prosecutors withdrew charges after the accuser, a teenage busboy, stopped cooperating.

Sofar Sounds Hires Paid Crew Members as Investigation Into Labor Practices Continues

Sofar Sounds has announced it will begin hiring paid part-time crew members to work its concerts.

The organization has been under fire from artists and critics who say it relies too heavily on its unpaid volunteer workforce. CEO Jim Lucchese made the announcement, saying the paid members will augment its volunteer team.

The New York State Department of Labor is currently investigating Sofar Sounds for its use of unpaid labor.  For-profit companies cannot use unpaid volunteers, except in one-off events. But Sofar Sounds specializes in offering one-off events — prompting the investigation into exploitative labor practices.

A recent report, called the ‘Talkhouse report’ by musician John Colpitts, revealed how Sofar Sounds works. The piece describes how everyone who works for the company loves it, but musicians and DIY organizers have a less than stellar opinion.

Sofar Sounds recently received $25 million in from Union Square Ventures and Virgin Group. The company was set up as an alternative to noisy pub settings. The idea is to to provide intimate concerts in homes, apartments, and other non-traditional venues.  Attendees are asked to focus on the performance of a virtually unknown artist.

The service is appealing to music fans because the artist line-up isn’t revealed ahead of time.

Fans in the US, UK, Canada, and Spain can purchase tickets in select cities for around $10-$25. A day or two before the concert, the address for the event is revealed. According to the Talkhouse report, the average paid ticket count is 58 and the average price is $19.

“Artists are paid $100 per concert and are sometimes offered the option of a professionally produced Sofar branded video as a substitute for cash.”

That doesn’t add up. said they were told to expect a 100-plus capacity, with ticket prices around $12.66 per ticket. CEO Jimn Lucchese has defended the practice, saying “$100 for a showcase slot is definitely fair.”

Now Lucchese says the paid Sofar Crew is “a way to make sure that as Sofar continues to grow, we can support that growth.” Paid staffers won’t replace the Sofar volunteer ambassadors that the service relies on, however.  Instead, they’ll be manning the merch tables and driving social media sign-ups.

It’s unclear if the move to hire paid crew members will have any impact on the New York State investigation.

Sofar Sounds Hires Paid Crew Members as Labor Investigation Heats Up

Sofar Sounds has announced it will begin hiring paid part-time crew members to work its concerts.

The organization has been under fire from artists and critics who say it relies on its volunteer workforce. CEO Jim Lucchese made the announcement, saying the paid members will augment its volunteer workforce.

The New York State Department of Labor is currently investigating Sofar Sounds for its use of unpaid labor. For-profit companies cannot use unpaid volunteers, except in one-off events. But Sofar Sounds specializes in offering one-off events.

A report called the Talkhouse report by musician John Colpitts revealed how Sofar Sounds works. The piece describes how everyone who works for the company loves it, but musicians and DIY organizers have a less than stellar opinion.

Sofar Sounds recently received $25 million in from Union Square Ventures and Virgin Group. The company was set up as an alternative to noisy pub settings. The idea is to to provide intimate concerts in people’s home and small gatherings. Attendees are asked to focus on the performance of a virtually unknown artist.

The service is appealing to music fans because the artist line-up isn’t revealed ahead of time.

Fans in the US, UK, Canada, and Spain can purchase tickets in select cities for around $10-$25. A day or two before the concert, the address for the event is revealed. According to the Talkhouse report, the average paid ticket count is 58 and the average price is $19.

“Artists are paid $100 per concert and are sometimes offered the option of a professionally produced Sofar branded video as a substitute for cash.”

That doesn’t add up. said they were told around 100 capacity with ticket prices around $12.66 per ticket. CEO Jimn Lucchese has defended the practice, saying “$100 for a showcase slot is definitely fair.”

Now Lucchese says the paid Sofar Crew is “a way to make sure that as Sofar continues to grow, we can support that growth.” Paid staffers won’t replace the Sofar volunteer ambassadors that the service relies on. Instead, they’ll be manning the merch tables and driving social media sign-ups.

Stagelight Acquired By Roland ⁠— Launching New Product Called Zenbeats

Open Labs has announced Roland Corporation has acquired Stagelight. 

The announcement says the app and team will continue under Roland. The development has continued at a rapid pace, and the team is introducing a new product called Roland Zenbeats. Zenbeats features Roland sounds and a newly designed interface. 

It also includes on-screen instruments, 3rd party plugin integration, and drag and drop support. Also supported are collaborative jamming Ableton Link, streamlined cloud support, and enhanced exporting options. 

Alongside the announcement, Stagelight users have a special offer for those who switch to the new platform. For 90 days, all current Stagelight customers are eligible to receive their equivalent version of Zenbeats at no additional cost. 

All Stagelight credits will be honored through December 31st, 2019. Users can spend their remaining credits in Stagelight before transitioning to the new platform. Existing songs, recordings, and audio can be imported into Zenbeats from the Stagelight library. Cloud users just need to change the folder name from Stagelight to Zenbeats. 

The company has also provided directions for how to transfer purchased content into Zenbeats. However, there is a note that some content will not transfer. Most of that content appears to be licensed content that may be non-transferable in such an acquisition. The full list of non-transferable content is still pretty substantial, though. 

Stagelight to Zenbeats – Non-Transferable Content

  • Timbaland Loops
  • Linkin Park Loops vol 1
  • Timbaland Drums
  • Linkin Park Loops vol 2
  • Linkin Park Drums 1
  • Synthetic Vol 2
  • Linkin Park instruments
  • Linkin Park drums 2
  • Ambient Soundscapes 1
  • Ambient Soundscapes 2
  • The Follower
  • Smiling Psychopath
  • Meltdown
  • Bengal Delta
  • Brooders
  • Classic Beats
  • Thin Ice
  • Heroes
  • Goodbye
  • Bled Dry
  • Zero Gravity
  • Clown Hunt
  • Guru
  • Future Funk Loops
  • Dubstep Drums
  • House Drums
  • 5 Speed
  • Duelin
  • Neon Flight
  • Fearless
  • Alien Technology
  • World Percussion
  • Organs Vol 1
  • Neon Keys 1
  • Neon Keys 2
  • Lightwave
  • Vintage FM
  • Vox tools
  • Future Funk Drums
  • Future FM

Democratic Donor Ed Buck Charged After Third Black Man Overdoses At His Home

A few months ago, reports surfaced about a wealthy Democratic donor who was at the center an overdose controversy. In January, a man was found dead after an overdose at Ed Buck’s house. Now, you may have not heard about Ed Buck but he was rich and donated a lot money to the Democratic party. Although the overdose in January may have seemed like an accident, a 37-year-old man had a non-fatal overdose last week at Buck’s home.

Democratic Donor Ed Buck Charged After Third Black Man Overdoses At His Home
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According to CNN, Buck, a prominent LGBTQ+ activist, has been charged with three felony counts battery causing serious injury, administering methamphetamine and maintaining a drug house. He was arraigned this week following the 37-year-old man’s overdose at Buck’s West Hollywood apartment. He was arraigned on the charges today. Prosecutors are now urging the judge to set bail at.

At this point, there are three known overdoses that have occurred at his home. Two them were fatal while the most recent one on September 11th wasn’t. The D.A. confirmed that all three them were caused by meth overdoses. 26-year-old Gemmel Moore as found dead at Buck’s house in July 2017. However, there wasn’t enough evidence proving Buck’s role in that death.

Moore’s mother later filed a suit against Buck, claiming he “had a predatory and injurious system soliciting Black men and watching them cling to life.”

Buck wasn’t charged for the death Timothy Dean who died in January 2019. 

Trippie Redd Recalls Simpler Times After 6ix9ine Snitches: "Love You All & My Life"

It’s about to be a pretty crazy few days in the world hip-hop. For nearly a full year, we’ve been waiting to see how this situation would turn out and, now, we’re watching it all unfold before our very eyes. Tekashi 6ix9ine is currently on trial and, as we write this, he is speaking to the judge about his involvement in the Nine Trey Blood gang. One the most shocking revelations the rapper made while he was testifying yesterday had to do with his enemy Trippie Redd though

6ix9ine literally had no reason to bring up the Ohio artist’s name during his time at the stand. He wasn’t prompted to speak about Trippie Redd and he wasn’t even asked about other gang members outside the courthouse. However, for some reason, he decided to expose the red-haired vocalist by claiming he’s also part a gang. Trips isn’t exactly making reference to this in his latest social post but he is looking back on simpler times, throwing back to when he had different hair, zero face tattoos, and a happy smile in his most recent reflection.

Trippie Redd Recalls Simpler Times After 6ix9ine Snitches: "Love You All & My Life"
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“Lmao I was so determined to get to where I am now love you all and my life,” wrote the “Love Scars” rapper on Instagram. Of course, the comments section is filled with remarks about 6ix9ine’s statement in court. “6ix9ine snitched so hard u had to change color,” said one the top commenters. “Blicky got the stiffy uh , boutta snitch on trippie yuh,” said another fan.

Do you think Trippie Redd will ficially respond to this madness?

Mac Miller Leaves $11 Million Fortune to Family and Friends

Mac Miller is leaving behind an $11 million fortune.

The late rapper’s estate has been appraised at about $11.3 million, which will be divided among his closest family and friends.

According to legal docs obtained by TMZ, Miller’s assets include his personal property and cash on hand. His friends will inherit a vast majority of his belongings, including his jewelry, while his family will get the rest.

Mac’s friend Bryan Johnson will receive all of his clothing and electronics, including his TV, laptop, and iPads. His other friend, Q Chandler-Cuff, is the benefactor of 20 pieces of jewelry, which is valued at several tens of thousands of dollars.

Musician and producer Dylan Rectenwald will receive Mac’s musical instruments and equipment, including a $5,000 guitar. Mac’s household furnishings, valued around $20,000, will go to someone named Jimmy Murton.

Mac’s family, including his mother, father, and brother, will receive over $5 million in bank and brokerage accounts, in addition to whatever else he had to his name.

Miller died from a lethal combination of fentanyl, cocaine, and alcohol at his home in Studio City, Calif. home on Sept. 7, 2018. Earlier this month, a Hollywood Hills man was arrested and charged in connection with Miller’s death. Cameron James Pettit allegedly supplied Miller with counterfeit oxycodone pills containing fentanyl.

Kevin Hart’s Ex Wife Going On Tour To Tell “Her Side” Of Story

It appears Torrei Hart, the ex-wife Kevin Hart, is taking her show on the road. The former wife Kevin Hart, who is also a stand-up comedian, is ready to tell her side the story on a stand-up tour called “It’s Time To Tell My Side,” which seemingly refers to her divorce and alleged infidelities surrounding her marriage to Kev.

Toerri has been promoting the shows on her Instagram recently, saying “this will be the most talked about show in the DMV.” Unfortunately, she’ll only be doing the shows in the D.C. area as quoted. If you happen to be in the DMV area and wish to attend, fans can purchase tickets at drafthousecomedy.com

In other news, Kevin Hart is still recovering from the back surgery he had after being involved in a serious car accident few weeks ago. His current wife has since given us a positive update, saying he’ll be back within no time. “We’re just taking it one day at a time,” said Eniko before adding. “He’s amazing. He’ll be back on track in no time.” We’ll continue to keep you posted.

Lil Durk On Tekashi 6ix9ine: “F*ck 69 Snitch K”

It appears Lil Durk ain’t fucking with Tekashi 6ix9ine no more. Following the news his highly publicized trial yesterday, the OTF rapper decided to hop on Twitter and express how he felt about the “Gummo” rapper, calling him a “snitch” and tweeting out: “Fuck 69.” The tweet has since been deleted by Durk, but not before TheShadeRoom caught it (below).

Coincidentally, it was just earlier this year that Lil Durk hopped on IG Live with Tekashi and tried to mediate the feud between him and a few fellow Chicago rappers, like Chief Keef and Tadoe. The move by Durk resulted in backlash by some fans, who thought Durk was co-signing Tekashi 6ix9ine, but apparently that ain’t the case. Durk still living by the street code and doesn’t like phonies. 

Durk’s tweet come just hours after Meek Mill voiced his own opinion on the trial. The Philadelphia rapper went on his Twitter to fer some advice to anyone seeking clout on social media. He tweeted, “69 going up in s federal courthouse today kids! Message the day don’t be a Internet gangsta… be yourself! #cloutisnottheroute get money.” 

Nike LeBron 17 "Future Air" Colorway Surfaces: First Look

LeBron James’ 17th signature sneaker, the Nike LeBron 17, should be ficially unveiled any day now as we are just a little over one month away from the start the 2019-20 NBA season.

That said, LeBron has already shared a preview the LeBron 17 and other sneaker pages have posted leaks what’s to come, so we already have a good idea what to expect.

Among the colorways on tap is a “Future Air” rendition which is highlighted by a colorful, iridescent tongue and Nike swoosh that contrasts the grey knitposite construction. Additional details include a “Remove Before Launch” hangtag and splashes orange on the sole, Air Max unit and inner lining. Overall, the design elements appear to be a reverse take on the popular “Big Bang” Nike LeBron 9.

Nike typically introduces LeBron’s new signature sneakers in the Fall, just before the start the new season, so we’ll have to sit tight and wait for the ficial details on this “Future Air” colorway. In the meantime, check out some photos below.

Nike LeBron 17 "Future Air" Colorway Surfaces: First Look

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Nike LeBron 17 "Future Air" Colorway Surfaces: First Look

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Nike LeBron 17 "Future Air" Colorway Surfaces: First Look

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Nike LeBron 17 "Future Air" Colorway Surfaces: First Look

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Adidas Streetball "Blink" Pulls Inspiration From Kanye’s Nike Air Yeezy 1

The Adidas Streetball, a ’90s sneaker made strictly for the blacktop, has made it’s return to the retail space, although the kicks look completely different than the original. In fact, the only real similarity here is that the upcoming silhouette bears the “Streetball” moniker.

The revamped Adidas Streetball silhouette appears to borrow design cues from the wildly popular Adidas Yeezy 700, featuring a combination  leather, mesh and suede throughout the layered upper. Additionally, one the upcoming releases perfectly mimics another Kanye West‘s most popular sneakers – the Nike Air Yeezy 1 “Blink” colorway.

Adidas Streetball "Blink" Pulls Inspiration From Kanye's Nike Air Yeezy 1

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Just like the Air Yeezy 1, the upcoming Streetball colorway boasts a black upper with hits pink around the tongue and ankle collar, grey detailing, and a glow-in-the-dark outsole. 

A release date for the Adidas Streetball “Blink” has not yet been announced but it is believed the kicks will be launching in early 2020. Take a look at some additional photos below while we await ficial info.

Adidas Streetball "Blink" Pulls Inspiration From Kanye's Nike Air Yeezy 1

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Adidas Streetball "Blink" Pulls Inspiration From Kanye's Nike Air Yeezy 1

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Adidas Streetball "Blink" Pulls Inspiration From Kanye's Nike Air Yeezy 1

Adidas Streetball Blink/HouseHeat

Adidas Streetball "Blink" Pulls Inspiration From Kanye's Nike Air Yeezy 1

Adidas Streetball Blink/HouseHeat

Adidas Streetball "Blink" Pulls Inspiration From Kanye's Nike Air Yeezy 1

Adidas Streetball Blink/HouseHeat

Adidas Streetball "Blink" Pulls Inspiration From Kanye's Nike Air Yeezy 1

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Kendrick Lamar Drops $10 Million On Manhattan Beach Home

Considering Kendrick Lamar has likely spent the majority his past few years either in the studio or on tour, he never had a chance to spend all the money coming in on his own home. He has reportedly been renting in Los Angeles’ South Bay region for years, but he is now going to become a permanent resident Manhattan Beach. After raking in a net $62 million on his DAMN. tour, the TDE artist just purchased a brand-new $9.73 million mansion there. 

Kendrick bought the home in an f-market deal, so photos its interior are not available to the public, but it is known that the 5,350 square foot property contains four bedrooms and seven bathrooms. The house is not oceanfront, but there is a view the water from the top patio. Unfortunately, it only has a two-car garage. In order for Kendrick to achieve full rapper status, he will have to add an extension or find some way to protect his other rides (he must have many, right?). Mind you, he’s probably too “HUMBLE” for that. He even bought a $2.65 million home in 2017 for his mother and sister in a Calabasas gated community. Anyone who gets the bag and buys a huge home for his family members before himself must not be too concerned with the flexing lifestyle.

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AEG Presents, Eden Project Initiate Joint Venture In the UK

AEG Presents and Eden Project have partnered to hold future series of Eden Sessions concerts.

The JV entity, Eden Sessions, LTD, which will facilitate the shows. Though the performances typically take place in summer, it’s been reported that Eden Sessions is already working to recruit acts for 2020’s gigs.

Eden Project is a popular tourist attraction in Cornwall, England. It consists predominantly of two adjoining biomes —large, clear structures that house several rare plants and flowers that are unable to grow in England’s natural climate.

Other biomes, gardens, and natural landscapes are featured throughout Eden Project, which donates a portion of its profits to environmental causes and provides educational resources to local students.  That could help AEG to further downplay a number of controversial political contributions from AEG owner Philip Anschutz, including those supporting .

The first Eden Sessions took place in 2002, and new artists have performed at Eden Project during each subsequent year.

Bjork, Queens of the Stone Age, Elton John, Blink-182, and many other well-known bands and artists have headlined shows at Eden Project. This year’s Eden Sessions took place between June 20th and July 3rd; Kylie Minogue, Stereophonics, CHIC, and Nile Rodgers headlined the concerts.

AEG (Anschutz Entertainment Group) is the second-largest concert company in the world, behind Live Nation. In terms of major venue holdings, AEG owns LA’s Staples Center and London’s 02 Arena, among others.

Additionally, AEG promotes the annual Coachella Music Festival, which is owned by AEG’s parent company, The Anschutz Corporation.  Incidentally, marijuana , though beyond the inconvenience, attendees don’t seem bothered by Philip Anschutz’s politics.

Though music fans will have to wait until next year to see what the AEG-Eden Project partnership brings in terms of music and production value, there’re still plenty of activities being offered in the final months of 2019, including the Eden Arts Festival.

Lil Pump Says He Curved Paying A Prostitute After Sex

Lil Pump decided social media was the right platform to brag about allegedly having sex with a prostitute without paying the sex worker. In a series of posts on Instagram Stories, the Warner Records artist shared his account of prostitution gone awry.

“I was with this bitch last night right, so boom boom boom,” he claimed. “We go upstairs and all that and then the bitch tried to charge me. So I said, ‘OK, fo sho.’ I got some top, did my thang, boom boom. She like, ‘OK, so you gonna pay me?’ I said, ‘Hold on, hold on. Let’s go downstairs real quick. Let’s smoke a blunt.’”

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The “Gucci Gang” creator then explained how he supposedly shut down the prostitute’s request for payment.

“We go downstairs, I look at her and say, ‘Bitch, you is not getting paid from me at all!’” he exclaimed. “Bitch, you crazy as fuck. Bitch, you should be lucky to be in this house. Bitch, you in a $7 million dollar mansion. Fuck I look like paying, hoe? You gon’ suck this dick for free in my crib. I don’t pay for no pussy.”

Pump concluded, “Ain’t no prostitution in my crib. When y’all hoes come over here, y’all bitches be sucking dick for the free! No cap!”

Earlier this year, Pump released his sophomore album Harverd Dropout following several delays. The LP peaked at No. 7 on the Billboard 200.

Schoolboy Q Announces ‘CrasH Tour’

ScHoolboy Q is returning to the road this fall.

The TDE rapper has announced dates for his “CrasH Tour.” The 19-city trek kicks off Nov. 4 in Houston and makes stops in Atlanta, Brooklyn, Toronto, Chicago, and more before wrapping at The Forum in his hometown of Los Angeles on Dec. 4. Special guest NAV will join him on select dates.

Following the North American run, Q will take the show overseas in 2020. The European leg, which features Jay Rock, will commence Jan. 24 in Dublin before hitting Glasgow, London, Paris, Brussels, Berlin, and more through February.

The tour comes in support of Q’s latest album CrasH Talk, which opened at No. 3 on the Billboard 200.

Tickets go on sale to the general public beginning Sept. 20 at 10 a.m. local time. Citi cardmembers will have access to a pre-sale beginning Sept. 17 at 10 a.m.

See dates below.

CrasH Tour Dates

Nov. 4 – Houston, TX – Revention Music Center
Nov. 5 – Dallas, TX – South Side Ballroom
Nov. 8 – Nashville, TN – Nashville Municipal Auditorium
Nov. 9 – Atlanta, GA – Coca-Cola Roxy
Nov. 11 – Philadelphia, PA – The Met Philadelphia
Nov. 12 – Boston, MA – House of Blues Boston
Nov. 13 – Brooklyn, NY – Great Hall – Avant Gardner
Nov. 15 – Washington, DC – Echostage
Nov. 18 – Toronto, ON* – REBEL*
Nov. 20 – Detroit, MI – The Fillmore Detroit
Nov. 21 – Chicago, IL – Byline Bank Aragon Ballroom
Nov. 22 – Milwaukee, WI – Eagles Ballroom
Nov. 23 – Minneapolis, MN – Armory
Nov. 25 – Kansas City, MO – Arvest Bank Theatre @ The Midland+
Nov. 26 – Denver, CO – Fillmore Auditorium
Nov. 27 – Salt Lake City, UT* – The Complex*
Nov. 29 – San Francisco, CA – Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
Dec. 1 – Seattle, WA – WAMU Theater
Dec. 4 – Los Angeles, CA – The Forum

*NAV not performing
+not a Live Nation date