New York, NY – YBN Almighty Jay has one more reason to rejoice this week. According to TMZ, the 19-year-old Houston native received’t face any felony expenses for allegedly robbing SkinnyFromThe9 of $80,000 price of money and jewellery.
The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office reportedly stated the case was rejected as a result of “the sufferer wasn’t out there.” As a outcome, Almighty Jay is off the hook.
The information comes lower than 24 hours after J. Prince recovered Almighty Jay’s stolen Rap-A-Lot chain, which was nabbed throughout a vicious New York City avenue brawl final month. During the assault, Almighty Jay was hit over the pinnacle with a bottle of Hennessy, requiring 300 stitches in his face.
Prince says he’s getting the chain again to its rightful proprietor quickly.
YBN Almighty Jay was hospitalized earlier this month after getting viciously jumped in New York City. The rapper was robbed his Rap-A-Lot chain which prompted J. Prince to make an open name to all his New York connections to assist monitor down the perpetrators. Although he was criticized by a number of folks for calling on NY figures to assist him out, it appears prefer it labored out for him in any case, presumably with the assistance French Montana.
J. Prince has efficiently obtained YBN Almighty Jay’s Rap-A-Lot chain again. He took to Instagram to disclose the information whereas saluting French Montana and Hasan Harris, who was one the individuals who expressed his disappointment in J. Prince’s preliminary put up.
“The homies from the Bronx, KT, @hocus45th and @frenchmontana saved it actual with me and my son @jprincejr,” Prince wrote on Instagram. “I welcome these brothers to our #MobTiesmovement and stay up for us doing enterprise sooner or later collectively,” he added. “To @ybnalmightyjay I’ll be returning your jewellery quickly Lil homie.”
Hasan Harris took to Instagram to clarify that he and French Montana helped in attempting to get YBN Almighty Jay’s chain again.
“I made it my enterprise to go get the chain and provides it again as a result of it was the best factor to do!!!..shout out to the French connection @frenchmontana and my brother @int.ktfor bringing some bosses collectively to settle their points Like Men… you placed on with this one bro .. huge,” he wrote.
Bronx, NY – Well, effectively, effectively — J. Prince has in some way managed to get YBN Almighty Jay’s stolen Rap-A-Lot chain again. In a latest Instagram submit, the Rap-A-Lot founder shared a photograph of himself along with his son J. Prince Jr., French Montana and Hocus 45th, amongst others, celebrating his son’s birthday.
Prince is proudly displaying the jewellery in his hand.
“Real acknowledges actual in each hood and has a approach of connecting regardless of clowns and squares,” he wrote within the caption. “The homies from the Bronx, KT, @hocus45th and @frenchmontana stored it actual with me and my son @jprincejr. Tho it was by no means in regards to the chain, it was in regards to the title that was constructed off of blood sweat and tears. I welcome these brothers to our #MobTies motion and sit up for us doing enterprise sooner or later collectively. –
There’s energy in numbers and when robust brothers from the streets align themselves with each other, suckas tremble. So I can solely think about how a few of you feel proper now! I’ve invited these homies to #htown for @jprincejr birthday celebration March 28-31, 2019 and I sit up for coming to the Bronx quickly. The massive image right here is identical as I said in my first submit, to not enable second thinkers to muddy the waters over the motion.”
He concluded with, “To @ybnalmightyjay I’ll be returning your jewellery quickly Lil homie.”
Almighty Jay was attacked and robbed in New York City earlier this month. During the melee, any person broke a Hennessy bottle over his head, requiring the 19-year-old Houston native to get 300 stitches in his face. The suspects made off along with his pockets, sneakers and the Rap-A-Lot chain.
Upon listening to the information, Prince known as out the alleged attackers — Zae Numbafive and his Jack Boyz crew — as a part of an Instagram APB in an effort to get his fellow Bronx-bred business figures to assist clear up the crime. Although it upset a number of of the individuals who have been tagged within the submit, together with Mysonne, it appears to be like like Prince obtained the outcomes he was on the lookout for.
Not solely did he get the chain again, however Zae and three different Jack Boyz seemingly obtained their karma. Last week, they have been arrested on unrelated tried homicide prices.
The reclusive rapper steps out of his consolation zone on the April situation of GQ. In the trendy cowl shoot, photographed by Awol Erizku, a dapper Cole dons a Bally coat and Hermès sandals, whereas getting up shut with a lynx. He additionally hits the backwoods in a $1200 Dries Van Noten coat and kurta, posing alongside a child grand piano, and rocks a Isabel Marant sweater whereas crusing with a serval.
As he gears up for his sixth album this 12 months, the Dreamville boss chopped it up with the journal throughout NBA All-Star Weekend in his house state of North Carolina, the place he performed on the halftime present. While he doesn’t like being the focal point, he admits that he’s studying to embrace new experiences. “I notice, like, reminiscences come from getting out of my consolation zone—nice reminiscences,” he says.
Recently, Cole has began to collaborate with extra artists, together with Offset and 21 Savage, and has turn out to be extra energetic on social media. He even not too long ago bought a crib in New York City.
“I’ve reached some extent in my life, the place I’m like, ‘How lengthy am I gonna be doing this for?’” says Cole. “I’m beginning to notice like, oh shit—let’s say I finished this 12 months. I’d really feel like I missed out on sure experiences, ? Working with sure artists, being extra collaborative, making extra buddies out of friends, making sure reminiscences that I really feel like if I don’t, I’m gonna remorse it sooner or later.”
Cole, who’s married with a toddler, additionally opens up about fatherhood and the way it’s modified him. “I modified my life with the intention to get able to have a household and to have a son,” he says. “I actually modified my life, the place I used to be residing, the issues that I used to be doing. I modified. So due to that, when my son got here, I used to be prepared. I already made room.”
Plus, hip-hop’s “unorthodox” star discusses not successful any Grammys, Colin Kaepernick’s settlement with the NFL, and that notorious Versace sweater.
On the ‘J. Cole went platinum with no options’ slogan: “I used to be loving it. I used to be like, ‘Word up—that is humorous as hell.’ But the second or third time, I used to be like, ‘All proper, it’s virtually embarrassing now.’ Like, ‘All proper, man, y’all gonna make me put a characteristic on the album simply so this shit can cease.’”
On shedding Best New Artist on the 2012 Grammys: “It would’ve been disastrous for me, as a result of subconsciously it will’ve been sending me a sign of like ‘Okay, I’m imagined to be this man.’ But I’d’ve been the dude that had that one nice album after which fizzled out.”
On not successful any Grammys: “I’m not imagined to have a Grammy, what I imply? At least not proper now, and possibly by no means. And if that occurs, then that’s simply the way it was imagined to be.”
On Colin Kapernick’s settlement with the NFL: “Listen, justice was served. This man acquired his cash, know what I imply? Plus, he’ll most likely play once more.”
On the gaudy Versace sweater he wore to the 2013 BET Awards: “Man, look, no disrespect to French, however I really feel like this some shit French Montana would have on. I’m like trying within the mirror like, ‘Who the fuck is that this?’”
On fatherhood: “For some time, I felt a little bit bizarre about it. Like, nah. I felt, ‘Did I miss one thing?’ ‘Cause I didn’t really feel the change that folks speak about. And then I discovered what it was. I modified my life with the intention to get able to have a household and to have a son. I actually modified my life, the place I used to be residing, the issues that I used to be doing. I modified. So due to that, when my son got here, I used to be prepared. I already made room.”
On his 2018 interview with Lil Pump: “Honestly, my intention was to indicate the world how good he was and to have a dialog that type of reveals who this child is. I don’t assume that was the result, as a result of I believe he put a wall up. It doesn’t change the truth that he is a great child.”
On his repute: “I’ve been so secluded inside myself that folks assume I don’t like anyone, that I received’t work with anyone. It’s a repute that’s been extending to my artists, too.”
On potential options on his album: “Well, I don’t have any proper now that I actually need to boast about. Not saying it’s inconceivable. It’s nearly getting out of my consolation zone.”
Warner Music Group has introduced a brand new sequence of dates for its Record Store Crawl occasion. Several places throughout the nation are featured within the fourth annual occasion.
The very first crawl kicks off on Record Store Day, which is April 13th. The NYC occasion shall be adopted by occasions in different main cities together with Austin, Nashville, Los Angeles, and Chicago.
Warner Music Group has been sponsoring the annual Record Store Crawl occasion sequence since 2016. It all the time kicks off on Record Store Day in New York and runs from April till October.
Attendees shall be handled to reside performances as they discover the perfect report shops accessible within the featured metropolis. Swag baggage with unique vinyl information and restricted editions will even be accessible.
Hollis Brown and Sophie Auster are headlining the New York City event. The NYC Record Store Crawl date consists of lunch and bottomless Deep Eddy Vodka at Hill Country BBW Market, in addition to a restricted version David Bowie tote bag. There are additionally numerous coupons for as much as 20% off information at a wide range of outlets featured whereas on the tour.
Tickets for every location at the moment are accessible to buy on the official web site. A dditional performers and perks for these performances shall be introduced quickly.
For extra details about any of those occasions of their goal cities, verify the official Record Store Crawl website. You may get a sneak preview of which unique vinyls shall be accessible at which occasion places.
Some previous occasion host cities have included European hubs like London and Berlin.
HipHopDX Premiere – Veteran producer Uncommon Nasa and U.Okay. duo Last Sons — MC Duke01 and turntablist Furious P — have collaborated on a brand new LP known as Chekhov’s Gun. The proficient trifecta first met in 2012 after MC Duke01 reached out to Nasa on — what else? — Twitter.
The relaxation is historical past. They’ve gone on to prepare dinner up a number of tasks collectively, together with 2014’s Steroid Stereo.
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Ahead of the Chekhov’s Gun launch, Nasa, Duke01 and Furious P had just a few moments to speak with HipHopDX in regards to the pressing tone of the brand new album, how their collaborative relationship works and why they appear as much as Public Enemy and The Bomb Squad.
HipHopDX: What initially made you wish to attain out to Nasa?
Duke01: I’ve been a fan of his work for a very long time and noticed that he’d posted a tweet, providing the providers of Nasa Labs, together with manufacturing. I used to be on some subsequent degree positivity factor on the time, so I believed, ‘Why the hell not?’ and hit him again. Through that preliminary punt, we bought speaking and Steroid Stereo, our first launch, took place. Furious P had come on board later so as to add cuts, and it was by way of the method of making that EP, that the seeds of Last Sons as a bunch had been sown.
DX: What about them made you wish to work with them, Nasa?
Nasa: Last Sons as a bunch developed over time. When I began, I used to be working with Duke01, then Duke01 and Furious P, then they shaped a bunch identify for themselves as a duo known as Last Sons. We’ve had releases on all these stops alongside the way in which (like Steroid Stereo) the place I used to be the producer behind the sound. Now that they’re a strong unit, it’s simply taken on a complete new life.
I work with these guys as a result of I’m tremendous impressed by their particular person and collective abilities. After having them out to New York City to play a present and touring to the U.Okay. to tour with them there, I’ve discovered them to be two of the extra real individuals on the planet.
DX: You described yourselves as a modern-day Bomb Squad.” Why the comparability?
Nasa: Some lofty sights I suppose, however when you don’t attempt to attain that your self, nobody will give it to you. I believe for me, I’ve a lot respect for The Bomb Squad and Public Enemy, and I do know they’re big influences on the fellows as effectively. I believe the comparability is just not of affect, et cetera, however simply of that wall of sound try. The thought that you simply actually can’t separate out what I’ll have performed from what Furious P did is harking back to what Public Enemy and The Bomb Squad had been making an attempt for. We wouldn’t be right here with out rising up listening to that music that they innovated.
Furious P: When I used to be first developing as a DJ, the manufacturing on Public Enemy’s information at all times stood out to me. The beats had been so saturated and that created such a uncooked power, it was positively an affect on my sound as I discovered how one can play. Nasa has a really distinct model of manufacturing giving me broad scope to work. This allowed us freedom to discover concepts and in some methods is harking back to the way in which Hank Shocklee included many various samples in each beat.
You additionally speak in regards to the content material as being “heavy.” Why do you’re feeling that’s an correct evaluation?
Nasa: I believe in these instances the time period “heavy” is an understatement while you take a look at the state of the world and politics within the U.Okay. and the U.S. I believe that phrase suits as a result of the album is a mirrored image of this dystopian time we live in, in every little thing Duke01 is placing on the market on the mic.
Duke01: It’s not disposable by any means. There’s quite a bit to be digested on the album. The tracks have weight, each when it comes to content material and sound. Just within the final 5 years or so, the world has modified in a extremely scary manner. We appear extra divided than ever. This album is a real try to know a number of the issues which are driving these adjustments and divisions.
When most individuals suppose Jordan sneakers, they suppose those with numbers hooked up to them. So far there are 33 them they usually all have their very own various ranges reputation. Typically, the most well-liked fashions are 1 by 14, significantly as a result of these are the footwear Michael Jordan really performed in. Jordan Brand has constantly tried to make mashups some these fashions, with the Jordan 6 Rings being one them. It is probably not the most well-liked Jordan sneaker nevertheless it’s a fairly bold one because it merges parts all the footwear Jordan gained championships in.
The newest colorway the Jordan 6 Rings is being dubbed the “Taxi” which is smart as a result of it appears to be like precisely like a taxi you’ll discover in New York City. Yellow leather-based is discovered on the toe field and wraps all the way in which across the shoe, whereas black is discovered on the higher half the silhouette, together with the tongue. Finally, the midsole which is modeled after the Jordan 13, is in all-white.
If you are seeking to cop these, they are going to be obtainable someday this month, in line with Sneaker News. You will be capable to discover them at Nike.com and choose retailers for $165 USD.
Chicago, IL – AT&T hosted (312) Day in Chicago on Tuesday, March 12, on the Revel Fulton Market. The one-night-only road pageant featured performances from Lupe Fiasco, Vic Mensa, Dreezy and extra Chicago-native artists and entertainers.
Attendees had been handled to a roundtable dialogue from Chicago’s cultural leaders, Jamila Woods, Don C, Lil Rel, Justin Cunningham and Lupe Fiasco. The discussion board was moderated by native radio persona and DJ, Kendra G.
DJ units from Sahar Habibi and Twilight Tone had been additionally featured in between performances.
On-site actions and experiences included a slam poetry artist showcase from Young Chicago Authors, unique items created by Joe Freshgoods and a graffiti wall hosted by The Graffiti Institute.
The on-going occasion is part of AT&T’s “Codes of Culture” collection by which the corporate plans to spotlight a selected space code that coincides with a day of the month.
AT&T beforehand hosted (212) Day in New York City on February 12, 2019. The free to attend occasion featured New York natives A$AP Rocky, Teyana Taylor and Dapper Dan.
It’s been roughly fourteen years since Christopher Nolan launched Batman Begins. The movie spawned two different sequels, The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises which turned essentially the most critically-acclaimed Batman movie franchise in historical past. Now, the movie sequence can be making its return to IMAX theatres on the finish the month to have fun the 80th anniversary Batman’s first look in comedian books.
The Dark Knight sequence can be returning to IMAX beginning on March 30 that the Universal Cinema AMC at CityStroll Hollywood as half the five-city screening the franchise. After Hollywood, the sequence can have its IMAX screening at AMC Lincoln Square in New York City and AMC Metreon in San Francisco on April 30th. Cinesphere Ontario Place in Toronto and the Imax Theatre on the Indiana State Museum in Indianapolis will display screen the movie in IMAX On April 20th. All screenings can be accompanied with footage Nolan’s Q&A in L.A.
All the screenings can be proven in IMAX 70mm. Christopher Nolan broke new grounds with The Dark Knight after filming the motion sequences in 70mm, turning into the primary filmmaker to take action.
“Christopher Nolan broke new floor with the ‘Dark Knight’ trilogy, and it is a uncommon probability for immediately’s audiences to expertise these extraordinary movies as they had been meant to be seen,” Warner Bros.’ home distribution president, Jeff Goldstein said. “To have the added privilege listening to Chris’ insights firsthand makes this a once-in-a-lifetime alternative.”
Los Angeles, CA – Beyoncé and JAY-Z’s allyship to the LGBTQ group can be acknowledged on the 30th Annual GLAAD Media Awards in Los Angeles.
GLAAD has introduced The Carters — whose EVERYTHING IS LOVE album earned an ideal rating from HipHopDX — because the recipients of the 2019 Vanguard Award, which is awarded to “allies who’ve made a big distinction in selling acceptance of LGBTQ individuals.”
Previous Vanguard Award winners embody Janet Jackson, Jennifer Lopez, Cher, Antonio Banderas and Whoopi Goldberg.
“Beyoncé and JAY-Z are world icons and passionate defenders of human rights and acceptance for all individuals,” GLAAD President and CEO Sarah Kate Ellis stated in a press statement. “When Beyoncé and JAY-Z communicate, the world turns into impressed and relating to LGBTQ individuals, their voices of acceptance have been heard loud and clear.
“We couldn’t be prouder to face with them to ship a message of affection throughout the greatest LGBTQ occasion on this planet and to honor their work to bend the arc of justice ahead for LGBTQ individuals, individuals of coloration, and marginalized communities all over the place.”
Last 12 months, JAY-Z was honored by GLAAD when he acquired the Special Recognition Award for his four:44 album reduce and video “Smile.” The monitor includes a spoken phrase outro by his mom Gloria Carter, who publicly got here out as a lesbian the track.
Ms. Carter accepted the award and delivered a robust speech on the 29th Annual GLAAD Media Awards in 2018.
The 2019 GLAAD Media Awards are scheduled to happen on the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles on March 28 and the New York Hilton Midtown in New York City on May four. The full record of nominees may be considered here.
Los Angeles, CA – On Friday (March eight), Us the most recent horror concoction from Jordan Peele, was screened in Los Angeles, Atlanta and New York City to a choose group of musicians, influencers and tastemakers for the preliminary social media response.
HipHopDX was readily available for the L.A. exhibiting of the extreme thriller which stars Winston Duke, Shahadi Wright Joseph, Evan Alex, Elisabeth Moss, Tim Heidecker and Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o within the lead function.
Between the three marquee cities, the likes of Big Ok.R.I.T., John Legend, Chrissy Teigen, Tracee Ellis Ross, Janelle Monáe, Ryan Coogler, Lance Gross, Lakeith Stanfield, Ludacris, Kandi Burruss Tucker, BJ The Chicago Kid, Justin Simien, Angela Rye, April Reign, Angela Yee, Mila J, Kamiyah, Dapper Dan, Franchesca Ramsey, and Cynthia Bailey all turned out in droves.
Us hits theaters come March 22. Check out the photo-ops from the assorted screenings down under.
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Surviving R. Kellywas the catalyst that birthed the approaching destruction the legendary singer’s profession. Robert Kelly has since been dropped by his document label, shunned by the music business, taken f sure streaming providers, disowned by his friends, and jailed twice. Kelly was arrested and charged with ten counts aggravated sexual abuse, however he bailed out after elevating cash for the bond. Then he was arrested but once more for having $161,000 in owed child support. Once once more, he wanted monetary help to achieve his bail. Now that Kells is strolling round free (for the second), one other piece proof that may seal his destiny has been found.
According to TMZ, a 3rd intercourse tape has been uncovered. The tape reportedly exhibits Kelly having intercourse with minors. Gloria Allred is representing the person who turned within the footage to police. He has but to be recognized and his connection to Kelly is unknown. Allred is holding a press convention in New York City, and her consumer will come ahead to clarify how he found the tape, and why he is talking out towards Kelly. You can view the information convention beneath, which is about to start at 11 AM PST.
TMZ has discovered that Adrien Broner has consented to pay f the $1 million debt he incurred in lavish jewellery. According to the report, Broner will likely be allowed to settle the debt over three handy installments. News an impending lawsuit over monies owed broke final 12 months, by the powers vested in seeing Broner related outdoors the ring.
Pristine Jewelers within the New York City declare Adrien Broner ran a tab $1.25 million earlier than the checks he posted began bouncing and so they lower him f. When they approached him in regards to the funds not clearing, Adrien Broner adamantly refused to look into an alternate answer. News the ultimate accord did not make its option to the press via a roundabout messenger, however due to TMZ’ insistence on following up the story via authorized channels.
Broner made the primary three funds on March four, the subsequent installment $500,000 is due by December 31st, 2019, the ultimate one 6 months after that. Interesting to notice: it is believed Broner struck the deal on February 15 this 12 months, after receiving his half the purse for the Manny Pacquiao struggle staged a month prior.
As you will recall, AB took the L in opposition to the 40-year previous welterweight unanimous resolution. Broner took in a whopping $2.5 million for his efforts that night time. The entire struggle card reportedly raked in a complete $30 million in PPV income, largely f the power their important occasion bout.
New York, NY – YBN Almighty Jay was concerned in a brutal avenue struggle exterior of Saks Fifth Avenue in New York City on Friday (March eight). In video footage captured of the melee, somebody shouts, “Take his chain, take his chain!”
According to TMZ, Jay was procuring along with his associates TJ Porter and Bay Swag when one other aspiring rapper Lil TJ walked into the shop along with his crew. Witnesses stated each events began yelling at one another and issues rapidly turned bodily.
The struggle was in the end taken exterior the place the punches stored flying. At one level, Jay was separated from Porter and Bay Swag. The attackers took that chance to kick him twice within the head with critical pressure.
Police have been dispatched to the scene, however no person needed to file a report.
The males who jumped Jay made off along with his pockets, an YBN chain and his sneakers.
Jay was lately beneath suspicion for robbing SkinnyFromThe9 of $80,000 in money and jewellery. It’s unclear if the 2 incidents are linked.
Dave East and Julian Elijah Martinez are set to be collection regulars on the upcoming 10-part Hulu drama, ‘Wu-Tang: An American Saga.’
The present is being produced by Wu-Tang Clan frontman The RZA, Alex Tse, and Imagine Television.
The drama was co-created and written by The RZA and Tse and relies on the Wu-Tang Clan’s origination and subsequent affect on hip-hop tradition.
The 10-part collection is ready within the early ’90s in New York City on the peak of the crack cocaine epidemic. It follows the formation of Wu-Tang Clan by The RZA as a method to unite black males. The group ultimately grew to become icons of success for the neighborhood, due to their success on the hip-hop stage.
Brand Grazer and Francie Calfo will characterize Imagine on the manufacturing facet. Fellow Wu-Tang Clan members Ghostface Killah, Inspectah Deck, Masta Killa, GZA, and Ol’ Dirty Bastard’s property will function consulting producers.
Rapper Dave East celebrated the information of his involvement on Instagram, sharing a screenshot of an article saying his involvement.
Fans instantly congratulated the MC on the function. He’ll be portraying Shotgun, who relies on Method Man within the upcoming collection.
East is well-known for his 2014 mixtape Black Rose and his collaboration combine NYCHA, which featured Nas. That collaboration is now a part of the soundtrack for the Netflix documentary, Rapture.
Julian Elijah Martinez is forged as Divine, RZA’s older brother who lands himself in jail. He tries to maintain the household’s operation going whereas incarcerated.
Wu-Tang Clan has launched 4 gold and platinum studio albums. Their 1993 debut album, Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) is usually listed as one of many biggest hip-hop albums within the style’s historical past. That sparked a veritable hip-hop motion, with a number of Wu-Tang members launching profitable solo careers.
To at the present time, the distinctive Wu-Tang Clan sound and martial arts motif stays legendarily distinctive.