LAPD Internal Affairs Opens New Investigation Into Nipsey Hussle's Murder

Last month, a Los Angeles judge ordered the release of 515 pages of grand jury testimony surrounding Nipsey Hussle’s murder.

Deputy District Attorney John McKinney Eric Holder had shot and killed the rapper after he cautioned Holder about snitching rumors.

Prior to the shooting, Hussle and Holder had greeted each other.  Hussle reportedly cautioned Holder, saying,

Man, you know, they got some paperwork on you.  Like you need to maybe take care of that.

That set off Holder.  Before fleeing the scene after the shooting, he kicked Nipsey in the head, prompting the rapper’s final words.

You got me.

Following the testimonies, the grand jury indicted Holder with one count of murder, two counts of attempted murder and assault with a firearm, and one count of possession of a firearm by a felon.  He remains behind bars on $6.5 million bail.

Now, the Los Angeles Police Department has reopened the case.

What is Internal Affairs seeking?

Following the shooting, the getaway driver – Holder’s girlfriend at the time – went to an LAPD office at 77th Street.  She wanted to turn Holder in.

Despite police searching for the suspect at the time, the desk officer turned her away.

Providing testimony at Holder’s hearing, she explained what she told her mom while watching the news.

Oh my God.  My car is on here and everything and I didn’t do anything.  I didn’t know this boy was gonna do this.

Speaking with the desk officer, he immediately told her to dismiss the news report.

One of the police officers is like, ‘Well, don’t worry about it,’ you know, ‘Don’t listen to the news.’  My mom said, ‘Well, she needs to talk to somebody.’  But he said, ‘Don’t worry about it.’  So we just left.

The unnamed woman – who has received multiple threats after turning in Holder – eventually spoke with detectives that day.

When questioned by a prosecutor about the incident with the desk officer, an LAPD detective explained the woman went in “basically either turn herself in or to find out why her vehicle was on — or to speak with detectives regarding her vehicle being on the news.”


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Nipsey Hussle Murder Suspect, Eric Holder, Has Been Captured: Report

Moments after we reported that the getaway driver in Nipsey Hussle‘s murder case had reportedly admitted to transporting Eric Holder to and from the rapper’s store in Los Angeles, it is being said that Holder has ficially been captured. The LAPD have been searching high and low for the primary suspect in the slaying Nipsey Hussle and finally, it appears as though the man has been caught.

According to CBS Los Angeles, Holder was captured in Bellflower, California. Other than the fact that he’s been found, there isn’t much information at this time. We will continue to update you as information breaks.

Meek Mill Issues PSA To All Rappers In 2019, 2 Chainz Co-Signs

Meek Mill has advanced lots since he was arrested for violating his probation. After being launched from jail, it took Meek a while to finish his newest album however when it dropped, all of us may inform simply how a lot the Philadelphia artist had modified after going via a lot wrestle. Meek as soon as used his “Twitter fingers” to belittle others however now, he is empowering his friends as he despatched out a public service announcement to all rappers in 2019.

Meek Mill Issues PSA To All Rappers In 2019, 2 Chainz Co-Signs
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We detailed the expansion 21 Savage in a characteristic immediately and plenty of the modifications that the ATLien has made, Meek is preaching those self same life alterations. The Championships rapper tweeted, “PSA: 2019 all rappers let’s begin having a property and proudly owning enterprise problem as a substitute Jewelery jets and automobiles,stick with it to par however let’s change it up and degree up so we are able to have cash after we 50+ from years onerous work and grinding!”

Earlier this 12 months, 21 Savage vowed to cease spending cash on jewellery as he now invests in actual property, cryptocurrency, and different non-luxurious means. In the long term, it will possible assist him lower your expenses for his future. Meek desires everyone to comply with 21’s instance and use it for his or her larger good. Without naming anyone particularly, he merely is telling everyone his personal objectives for the brand new 12 months in hopes that any individual is impressed by his phrases. 2 Chainz and Nipsey Hussle are all down, reposting the message on their respective social platforms. What do you assume his PSA?

Top Tracks: Future & Young Thug's New Loosie "Do It Like" Hits #1

By every their absurdly excessive requirements, it has been considerably a quiet 12 months for each Future and Young Thug. They each received to strive their hand as A&Rs with the Superfly soundtrack and Slime Language, respectively, and each launched comparatively temporary, however nice collections their very own music (Beastmode 2 and On The Rvn). Aside from their respective options on Jay Rock’s “King’s Dead” and Camila Cabello’s “Havana,” although, neither have been the omnipresent fixture in popular culture that they often are. They capped f delicate a 2018 with a brand new collab entitled “Do It Like,” which debuts at #1 this week.

Two artists with brand-new albums, 21 Savage and A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, are tied with most appearances inside the highest ten our TOP 100 chart this week with two apiece. New tracks barely lacking out on spots this week embody Swae Lee’s “Christmas At Swae’s (#11), Blueface’s “Bleed It” (#12), Kodak Black’s “This Forever” (#13), and 6LACK’s “Been A While” (#14). 


10. Lil Wayne & Ty Dolla $ign Feat. XXXTentacion – Scared the Dark

Last week’s #1 can be the one repeat inside the highest ten this week (in truth, the one Week 2 track within the prime 17 spots), with the mix Weezy, Dolla, and X’s star energy in a position to maintain on for extra views. In its second week out, “Scared the Dark” is down 9 locations from #1 to #10.  

9. Agnez Mo Feat. Chris Brown & Juicy J – Overdose (TSD Remix)

Earlier this 12 months, Indonesian singer Agnez Mo dropped her single “Overdose” with Chris Brown in tow, and now Juicy J has joined in for a remix. This marks the second time this month that Juice and Breezy have appeared on the identical observe, with the primary occasion being Smooky Margielaa’s “Flight To Memphis.” The TSD remix “Overdose” debuts at #9. 

eight. A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie – The Reaper

This previous week, A Boogie gave us a brand new full-length by the identify  Hoodie SZN, and as beforehand talked about, he is landed two its tracks inside the highest ten this week. The first is “The Reaper,” which debuts at #eight. 

7. 21 Savage Feat. Childish Gambino – Monster

Although they appear like an odd pair on paper, 21 Savage and Childish Gambino have a small present historical past collectively, with 21 offering ad-libs on Gambino’s “This Is America” and Gambino (alright, Donald Glover) throwing a couple of references to 21 into his present Atlanta. Glover simply confirmed up on a lower from 21’s new album, I Am > I Was, and the ensuing observe, “Monster,” debuts at #7. 

6. Bow Wow – Wish I Never Met Her

2018 marked yet one more 12 months through which Bow Wow could possibly be present in tabloid headlines and never many different locations. He did, nevertheless, one way or the other handle to get his newest observe, “Wish I Never Met Her,” into the highest ten this week. It debuts at #6. 

5. A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie Feat. Tekashi 6ix9ine – Swervin

The second Hoodie SZN lower on this week’s checklist is the Tekashi 6ix9ine-featuring, London on da Track-produced jam referred to as “Swervin.” It debuts at #5. 

four. 21 Savage Feat. J. Cole – A Lot

Directly following a observe that includes Tekashi is a observe referencing him. On this album opener from 21’s newest, J. Cole hops on for a blazing visitor verse that befuddlingly features a shout-out to the now-incarcerated rapper. “A Lot” debuts at #four. 

three. Jhene Aiko – Wasted Love Freestyle 2018

We undoubtedly weren’t anticipating any new music from Jhene Aiko earlier than the 12 months’s finish, and particularly not a freestyle all issues. Following a quiet 12 months for her, the singer’s “Wasted Love Freestyle 2018” debuts at #three. 

2. Nipsey Hussle – Perfect Timing

Nip earned himself an under-the-radar, fan favourite W (just about indicative his profession) with this 12 months’s Victory Lap, and final week he capped f a quietly profitable 12 months with a brand new lower referred to as “Perfect Timing.” This one debuts at #2. 

1. Future & Young Thug – Do It Like

Throughout the 12 months, Future’s been randomly taking to YouTube to add loosies, some fairly commonplace chopping room ground fare, others a little bit extra noteworthy. “Do It Like,” a joint effort with frequent collaborator/pal Young Thug, is one the latter. It debuts at #1. 

21 Savage, Kodak Black & Rep This Week's "FIRE EMOJI" Playlist

The FIRE EMOJI playlist is again to full capability, no because of anyone particular person. As per traditional, our FIRE EMOJI is devoted to “the week that was in hip-hop,” to the boundaries our editorial employees is keen to weed out dangerous from the great releases, no stones left unturned. At the highest the week, Kodak Black gifted us with a full physique work, from the far reaches his soul, and I do not use the S-word as flippantly as a poet in full-verse, so bear with me.

The soul-stirring cuts on Dying to Live are extra digestible once you’re giving the album a whole “spin,” to convey a journey some form. That’s why we included “MoshPit” and “Gnarly” on our record as an alternative splitting up the journey into simple components. “Gnarly” won’t be as cathartic a tune as “Testimony” nevertheless it’s weekend, and we’re right here wind down. What higher manner?

The different main launch that obtained some love on EMOJI record was I Am > I Was, which as I have been instructed, is making believers out rap followers that quote, unquote disliked 21 Savage earlier than its launch. We did not really feel it was proper to “copy-paste” the entire rundown onto our playlist, so we narrowed it down to 3 inclusions: “quite a bit,” “all my mates,” and “monster.” A case may very well be made for no less than a half-dozen different inclusions.

Other artists that made a splash, albeit in shorter spurts, had been: Nispey Hussle with “Perfect Timing,” Montreal-based newcomers AlienEmoji with their 2nd single FU&allyourfriends,” and A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie with “Just Like Me” that includes Young Thug f the star-studded Hoodie SZN mission.

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Nipsey Hussle Breaks Down Why "Victory Lap" Is Rap Album Of 2018

Nipsey Hussle took a threat to launch his album on the high the yr. Despite the quantity nice albums we have acquired up to now 12 months, Victory Lap remains to be thought-about one one of the best releases the yr. In a latest article in Billboard, the rapper stated that he wasn’t aiming to have one of the best album the yr, however somewhat, launch one thing timeless.

Nipsey Hussle opened up on why he believes that Victory Lap needs to be thought-about the album the yr. His Grammy-nominated debut album was introduced in 2017, however the rapper stated that the undertaking seems like a fruits his complete profession within the rap recreation.

“I simply suppose the quantity life, the quantity narrative, the quantity fact, the quantity items anyone’s life tales that went into Victory Lap is one the the reason why my album is one of the best rap album 2018,” he stated. “I wasn’t attempting to make the album the yr, I used to be simply attempting to make one thing that might stand the take a look at time.”

And he did. Instead  Victory Lap being forgotten about just a few weeks after its launch, the rapper’s newest physique work grew to become one probably the most celebrated rap albums the yr. “I simply needed to do one thing timeless and that years from now, you’d get pleasure from it and say, “That was basic hip-hop proper there. That’s what our style feels like at its greatest],” he stated. 

He added, “I simply felt prefer it was like a second for me as a fan hip-hop, and as a fan the underdog, and simply the American dream coming from nothing to one thing.”

Peep the article right here. 

O.T. Genasis Reportedly Sparked Brawl Involving Nipsey Hussle

Nipsey Hussle was just lately concerned in an altercation outdoors a nightclub in Los Angeles. Nobody was harmed, however issues received so heated throughout the brawl that safety pulled out a taser. While Nipsey has since brushed f the incident, new data has surfaced. It seems, O.T. Genasis could be the particular person chargeable for dragging Neighborhood Nip into the brawl.

TMZ obtained extra footage the altercation that occurred outdoors Nightingale nightclub in West Hollywood. According to the footage, O.T. Genasis confronted the person previous to the brawl. Genasis is seen getting right into a battle inside the membership on Sunday proper earlier than Nipsey Hussle and Lauren London arrived. The “Bae” rapper throws a punch on the identical man who swung on Nipsey Hussle later within the night. 

There’s an opportunity the person confused O.T. Genasis for Nipsey Hussle earlier than swinging. Both rappers are seen carrying related plaid shirts. 

By the top the evening, issues calmed down a bit after folks dispersed as soon as police confirmed up. 

Aside from his brawl on Sunday evening at Nightingale nightclub, Nipsey Hussle has way more optimistic issues to deal with. The rapper’s ficial studio debut, Victory Lap earned Nipsey Hussle his first Grammy nomination. The album was nominated for Best Rap Album alongside albums from Cardi B, Mac Miller, Pusha T, and Travis Scott.

Nipsey Hussle Finally Acknowledges His "Wife" Lauren London

Nipsey Hussle redefined the which means “cuffing season” over the weekend in Los Angeles. The rapper was accompanied by the mom his youngster in Los Angeles. Although the couple introduced a change within the standing their relationship, the information was overshadowed by a subsequent combat that resulted in Nipsey’s being cuffed, actually. Since Lauren London’s huge second was just about stolen by a brawl and a taser, right here is the message that may have been missed amid the ruckus. 

When the couple arrived on the location, they stopped to talk with a cameraman from TMZ. Nipsey was enthused as he spoke the birthday woman. He began his introduction, “To this boss phenomenal lady proper right here,” and was caught f by the ladies the hour herself who requested, ” To my what?” Hussle rapidly obliged and specified, “To my spouse, my woman.” Eavesdroppers may be heard screaming on the information.

Nipsey Hussle Finally Acknowledges His "Wife" Lauren London

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The couple referred to as it quits final yr, including significance to this revelation. The entertainer knowledgeable his following the cut up twitter: ” @LaurenLondon and I had a dope relationship and made a Beautiful youngster. we’re deciding to separate and lift our Son collectively as the principle precedence. This was A mutual selection and We will operate with each-other as household w love and respect.”

Nipsey Hussle Unfazed By His Recent Brawl: "I Forgot About It"

Over the weekend, the Grammy-nominated Nipsey Hussle discovered himself concerned in an enormous brawl, which culminated in a taser going f. A number of days later, TMZ caught up with Nip as he was leaving LAX, and proceeded to ask him concerning the battle. Off high, Nipsey appears wanting to deflect the query, encouraging these curious minds to go discover Victory Lap as a substitute.

Sensing a brick wall, the cameraman rephrases the query, asking whether or not haters are merely attracted by these on profitable streaks. “I am targeted on the album, I am targeted on music, I am targeted on working bro,” explains Nipsey. “We ain’t giving power into pettiness B.S.” He does, nevertheless, reiterate that such roadblocks benefit no thoughts, particularly when one has work to do. “I forgot about it,” says Nipsey. “Whatever you speaking about, we forgot. We engaged on music at this level.”

“Do I bought any bruises or scratches?” says Nipsey, with a smirk. “We working, bro. It’s concerning the music. It’s concerning the enterprise we’re attempting to construct. About All Money In, about Marathon Clothing, concerning the Marathon Store, about Victory Lap. It’s progress. That’s all we desirous about.” 

Lauren London Denies Rumors She Got Secretly Married To Nipsey Hussle

Nipsey Hussle and Lauren London have been collectively for the higher half the previous 5 years. Although they’ve damaged up, they’ve managed to reconcile and get again collectively. In so much methods, Nipsey Hussle and Lauren London outline what “relationship objectives” are. Many individuals thought that the 2 acquired secretly married when Nipsey referred to Lauren as his “spouse.” However, Lauren London refutes that she and Nipsey are legally married

Lauren London took to Instagram to debunk rumors that she and Nipsey Hussle acquired married in secret. “I am not married y’all. Chillllll,” she wrote adopted by three laughing emojis. Considering Nipsey and Lauren have been relationship for 5 years at this level, he clearly considers Lauren his spouse.

In late 2017, the 2 them introduced that they known as it quits a yr and a half after they welcomed their first son collectively. However, that did not final that lengthy. The couple was later noticed collectively on the L.A. Lakers Christmas recreation towards the Timberwolves. Both Lauren and Nipsey shared photographs from the sport, confirming that they have been again collectively. London later had a cameo because the getaway driver in Nipsey Hussle’s music video for “Hussle And Motivate” f  Victory Lap. She additionally appeared in Nipsey Hussle’s music video for his single, “Double Up” that includes XO’s Belly and Dom Kennedy. 

Top 30 Hottest Hip-Hop Albums Of 2018

The streaming period has introduced upon a marked change in music consumption. A single used to herald the arrival an upcoming album. Now, it could actually have the other impact, pushing an album again so as to maximize streaming numbers. Soon, recollections shopping for a brand new CD on Tuesday morning will fade. That’s to not say the album as an artwork type has died. Artists proceed to ship full-fledged our bodies work and can proceed to take action for years to return.

There is a cause for that. The album is solely essentially the most creatively fulfilling means spreading one’s message. It permits for introspection and braggadocio to coexist on the identical plan; likewise for nuance and ostentation, hedonism and reflection. We can not converse to an artist’s intent in curating their message. Not why they organized songs the best way they did, nor the importance their title monitor, nor the significance the opening and shutting chapters. All we will do is interpret as we see match. And that’s half the expertise. What separates the memorable initiatives from the fleeting. After all, longevity stands among the many most vital measures success within the rap recreation.

It’s been properly documented that 2018 has yielded many glorious initiatives. In that sense, our job in assembling the strongest alternatives proved tough. Many standards had been thought-about and plenty of discussions had been had. In trying via this record, relaxation assured that each choice is a well-crafted, listenable challenge in a spread other ways. Of course, sure omissions could go away blood boiling, and our cutf interval November 26th left sure albums f the desk; nonetheless, debate and dialogue are inspired. With that in thoughts, listed here are the thirty finest albums the 12 months.

Contributions by:

Mitch Findlay
Rose Lilah
Devin Ch
Alex Zidel
Aron A.
Patrick Lyons
Trevor Smith

Top 50 Hottest Hip-Hop Songs Of 2018

It’s about that point. The time 12 months the place we begin making lists: whether or not it’s your vacation purchasing to-do record, your private reward wishlist, or your year-end music favorites, lists are bountiful this time 12 months. We’re kicking f List Season with the massive one: our Top 50 Hottest Songs 2018.

To create this record, we had to take a look at the previous 12 months hip-hop via a magnified lense and from a fowl eye’s view, altering our scope to make sure we cowl all our bases. There are many components we took into consideration for the songs that ranked on this 12 months’s record, hotness, clearly, amongst them: regardless the important deserves or lack there, now we have to contemplate the final affect and breadth any given tune. How sizzling(tttt) was it? How did it have an effect on the hip-hop neighborhood at massive? However, we don’t restrict ourselves to surface-level concepts resembling hotness alone. We additionally think about the artistry a tune, the worth and affect that tune on a smaller scale, one which is likely to be fset to the mainstream scale. Our private favorites are considered, as now we have a number of conferences as a group discussing all of the picks for this record. Finally, we wish to take into consideration the 12 months as a complete and what music outlined it.

In sum, it’s the 50 songs under. Now, be sure you @ us within the feedback.


Additional writers (must you select to @, ensure you @ the appropriate author, amirite):

Mitch Findlay

Patrick Lyons

Trevor Smith

Aron A.

Devin Ch

Alex Zidel



We’ve additionally created a Spotify playlist with all the Hottest Songs proper right here, if you wish to revisit 2018 playlist-style. You’ll discover there are roughly two songs missings resulting from their lack streaming service availability.

Now that List Season has begun, you possibly can (certainly) count on one other year-end record from us on Monday…keep tuned!!

Nipsey Hussle On LeBron James’ Return To Cleveland: “I Can’t See Them Booing"

TMZ caught up with Nipsey Hussle on Wednesday and requested him what his ideas had been about LeBron James returning to his hometown Cleveland tonight to tackle his outdated group Cavs. The cameraman requested Nip if he thinks LeBron will hear boo’s, to which Nipsey says no approach.

“They not gonna boo Lebron. LeBron introduced that metropolis a brand new economic system, a chip, they obtained them a championship, ton cash got here again to town. He placed on for Cleveland. I obtained respect for him. I can’t see them booing LeBron tonight,” he added.

The rap star added that the King deserves to get handled like royalty, but when the followers by some means do find yourself booing him it it will not faze LBJ. “It’s donuts to a fats b*tch … Bron ain’t trippin’ on that s**t,” Nip mentioned.

LeBron’s return to Quicken Loans Arena was insane the primary time round in 2010, however at the moment he hadn’t received a championship for town. So hopefully issues ought to go quite a bit higher tonight.

The Cavs x Lakers are set to tip f at 7PM CST on ESPN.

Diddy's Birthday Party With Wiz Khalifa, Kodak Black, & More Shut Down By Police

I ponder what a celebration at Diddy’s home could be like. I think about it as a wild affair with a whole lot the world’s high celebrities letting unfastened and getting their buzz on. While I’ll doubtless by no means know what the within Diddy’s dwelling appears like, handfuls A-listers wished the music mogul a cheerful birthday as he rang in his 49th yr life. It seems that the get together was so main that the police had been referred to as and issues had been shut down swiftly.

Among the friends had been Kodak Black, Kourtney Kardashian, Wiz Khalifa, LeBron James, Usher, Anthony Anderson, Snoop Dogg, and extra. We reported on Puffy following after Will Smith, skydiving into the Playboy Mansion’s yard to kick f his huge day. Before throwing a celebration at his dwelling, Diddy was noticed with just a few well-known faces at an L.A. hotspot. According to TMZ, a number of calls had been made at round 2 AM this morning for a disturbance on the celebrity’s home. When cops arrived on the premises, they spoke to safety and instructed them to close the entire thing down. 

There had been reportedly 200 folks on the get together with over 50 vehicles parked outdoors Diddy’s home. Obviously, it was the place to be final night time. Happy birthday, Puff!

Nipsey Hussle Says He Wasn't About To Jump In Lakers/Rockets Brawl

Over the weekend, Nipsey Hussle practically grew to become a meme after cameras panned to his response the battle between Rajon Rondo and Chris Paul. Neighborhood Nip seemed to be on the brink of bounce within the center the battle whereas he was sitting courtside. However, that does not appear to be the case. The rapper claimed that he wasn’t prepared to leap within the battle, however he was on the brink of defend himself if the brawl spilled over in his path.

TMZ lately caught Nipsey Hussle to seek out out his actual response to the brawl between Rajan Rondo and Chris Paul throughout Saturday’s recreation between the Lakers and the Rockets. The rapper revealed that he was most undoubtedly not making an attempt to bounce into the brawl on the courtroom, however he was ready simply in case the battle started inching in the direction of him.

“Nah, undoubtedly not. I used to be actually simply reacting to the little scuffle,” he mentioned. “It seemed like, you already know, which may spill over to the place we was sitting so I used to be simply jumpin’ up, ensuring it did not fall in the direction of me. But I obtained love for lots the gamers from the Rockets in addition to the Lakers.”

He added, “Harden’s my man. CP, you already know what I am sayin’? Loads the gamers I obtained love for. But nah, I might by no means bounce in an NBA battle. Hell nah.”

Nip defined that there isn’t any manner in hell that he’ll be instigating a battle reside on tv with 1,000,000 folks watching. Nip’s a wise man so the choice to decide out scrapping with a bunch NBA gamers is not shocking.

Peep the clip beneath.