J. Cole & Dreamville Announce "Revenge Of The Dreamers III"

On Sunday (January sixth), J. Cole and the Dreamville roster delivered on a bunch teasers that announce that impending arrival the Revenge Of the Dreamers III compilation undertaking.

“Your presence and participation is requested for the recording periods the upcoming compilation album ‘Revenge The Dreamers III,'” reads a poster-like invitation. According to the invitation, the recording periods are to happen in Atlanta starting Sunday, to final by means of January 16th.

Among those that have publicized their invite are Dreamville’s most interesting, together with Bas, Cozz, EarthGang, J.I.D, and Ari Lennox whereas the invite has additionally been prolonged to a handful others exterior the Dreamville scope together with latest TDE signee Reason, Boston-based producer Ricky Felix, and even executives comparable to Barry Hefner Since The 80s.

The final time we acquired a Revenge Of The Dreamers compilation was with the second version the collection in 2015 with vocals coming in from J. Cole, Bas, Cozz, Omen, Lute, and Ari Lennox. The effort went on to peak at No. 24. This time round, the trouble appears to be a way more concerted and calculated effort with a roster that is clearly grown since 2015.

Stay tuned for extra updates on ROTD3.

Lion Killed After Fatally Attacking Conservatory Intern

A lion beforehand housed on the North Carolina Wildlife Conservatory has been put down after killing a 22-year outdated intern on Sunday after escaping from a locked spaced.

According to the Caswell County Sheriff’s Office that deputies shot and killed the lion as a way to permit ficials to succeed in the physique the sufferer after efforts to tranquilize the animal failed. According to the Conservators Center, a “husbandry crew” was participating in a routine cleansing when the lion escaped. Currently, an investigation has been launched into how the lion acquired out.

“This is the worst day my life. We’ve misplaced an individual. We’ve misplaced an animal. We have misplaced the religion in ourselves slightly immediately,” Mindy Stinner, the chief director the Conservators Center advised WTVD-TV.

The sufferer is recognized as Alexandra Black, a current graduate Indiana University who had been with the conservatory for 2 weeks on the time her demise.

“She was a stupendous younger girl who had simply began her profession, there was a horrible accident, and we’re mourning,” Black’s household stated in a press release. “But, she died following her ardour.

The Conservators Center homes 14 lions and greater than 80 animals total, and took in lions and tigers in 2004 as half an initiative launched by the U.S. Department Agriculture with caring for animals dwelling in “unacceptable situations.”

Father Of Kidnapped 13-Year-Old North Carolina Girl Denied Visa To Attend Her Funeral

Noé Aguilar is the daddy Hania Noelia Aguilar, a 13-year-old lady whose life was tragically ended. Haina was kidnapped whereas ready outdoors her Lumberton, North Carolina house to be pushed to highschool by members of the family when she was compelled right into a relative’s automobile by a person she didn’t acknowledge, in line with FBI accounts. An Amber Alert was subsequently issued and the search Hania for lasted for weeks earlier than her physique was recovered in a physique water close to a rural street in Robeson County on November 27. Haina was in the end raped and killed.

Haina’s father Noé Aguilar utilized for a Visa to journey to the United States to attend his daughter’s funeral was denied on the grounds that he supposedly “did not have sufficient ties to his house nation, Guatemala,” Aguilar’s legal professional Naimeh Salem informed CNN. “That just isn’t true,” Salem maintains. “He has household there and his personal enterprise.” During a short phone interview, Aguilar opened up in regards to the anguish and disappointment he skilled upon studying that his utility was denied. “I had hoped they’d discover it of their hearts to let me be there for my daughter’s funeral.”

“It’s very unhappy. She was my princess. She will at all times be my princess.”

Michael Jordan Gives Away Free Thanksgiving Meals In North Carolina

Weeks after giving freely thousands and thousands to Friends the Children non-prit basis, Michael Jordan is giving again to these much less lucky. The GOAT determined to offer again to his residence city this Thanksgiving and provides away free meals in entrance a Lowe’s division retailer in Wilmington, North Carolina the place he was personally greeting and serving to out the individuals effected by Hurricane Florence.

“We know he’s a star we all know he has a standing however to come back down right here and be with common individuals is refreshing,” mentioned attendee Winter Butcher, who was in a position to get a free turkey and handshake from the NBA legend.

In addition to that, Jordan later reportedly visited the Boys & Girls Club the place he additionally handed out sneakers to children and hooked them up with meals.

This isn’t the primary time the Bulls legend has come to his individuals’s reduction although. Back in September, the basketball legend made a $2 million donation to hurricane victims. He donated $1 million every to the Red Cross and the Foundation for the Carolinas Hurricane Florence Response Fund.

Check out some footage his neighborhood work (under). 

LaMelo Ball Shares His Wish List Of NCAA Programs

I used to be quietly nervous LaMelo Ball could be caught within the purgatory his dad’s knee-jerk choices. Don’t get me mistaken, LaVar Ball is phenomenal Dad, however I did not perceive the ramifications  his choice to drag LaMelo out his highschool curriculum, or how it will have an effect on him long run. Thankfully, LaMelo was thrown a rope ( his selecting) final week, when determined to reenlist in an Ohio prep college, simply in time for his Senior yr.

By the seems to be it, of us in Ohio are fairly enthused with the thought internet hosting the Baller Brand. They even erected a LaMelo to rejoice his arrival (I child you not).

LaMelo was ranked within the high 15 nationally for his age earlier than he and his brother left for Lithuania. So naturally, LaMelo and his staff are taking a look at high rating NCAA applications, within the occasion he chooses to go the collegiate route.

According to WKYC’s Ben Axelrod, LaMelo has listed North Carolina, Duke, Kentucky, Kansas and Michigan State because the applications he’d think about suiting up for. In the case his brother LiAngelo, the choice to re-enlist on the collegiate has come and handed, after going undrafted and unsigned in a tragic sequence missteps.

Taraji P. Henson Fights For Equality & Battles The KKK In "The Best Of Enemies" Trailer

Taraji P. Henson and Sam Rockwell are set to deliver the wonderful story Ann Atwater and C.P. Ellis to the large display. In the early 70’s, Durham, North Carolina faculties had been dealing with limitless turbulence. Although the Supreme Court dominated to cease segregation in faculties, Durham residents weren’t having it. Fights and violence broke out within the faculties, inflicting a councilman within the city to type a gaggle for residents to hash out their variations and discover a frequent floor to quell the violence. Civil Rights chief and activist Ann Atwater was chosen to steer the group alongside KKK chief C.P. Ellis. The councilman in cost thought bringing highly effective voices from each side the battle collectively to steer would assist resolve the problem. 

At first, Ellis and Atwater argued furiously. Their viewpoints had been on reverse sides the spectrum. The two enemies discovered one factor in frequent although: the properly being their kids. Both Atwater and Ellis’ youngsters started to get abused and bullied because of their mother and father working collectively. KKK supporters trashed Ellis’ child for being a traitor, and vice verse for Atwater’s youngsters. Soon, Atwater and Ellis grew to become associates, as their frequent turmoil led them down a path understanding. Ellis famously give up the KKK and joined the Civil Rights motion after the expertise.

Henson and Rockwell look riveting within the first trailer for Best Enemies, which hits theaters on April 5, 2019.

Little Brother Reunites At North Carolina's Art Of Cool Festival

North Carolina rap trio Little Brother reunited for his or her first efficiency as a unit in over a decade Saturday evening at Durham, NC’s Art Of Cool Festival.

In the previous, members Big Pooh, Phone, and producer ninth Wonder have all the time asserted that the group ould stay cut up, however followers in attendance on the competition headlined by the likes  Nas, Erykah Badu, Maxwell, and AnHamiltonamiltn, had been in for an enormous deal with when Little Brother stepped in on the eight PM efficiency slot that was apparently reserved for Royce da 5’9″ who had canceled.

It’s very potential that that is only a one-f look for the tradition and all that. While the group members have made public their profitable try at squashing the inner dissent that led to their preliminary breakup, they’ve by no means voiced any curiosity in ficially coming again collectively as bandmates. Phonte and Pooh have gone on to launch respective solo albums whereas ninth has continued to be busy behind the boards for some right now’s greatest stars.

We will not maintain our breath for something extra to materialize from this blessed incidence, however we positive will bask within the glory the most effective clips the Internet has to fer the final evening’s reunion. 

J. Cole Recalls A "Super-Intense Conversation" He Once Had With XXXTentacion

J. Cole will fortunately inform you that he launched the album the yr and there is nothing mistaken to suppose that. In a yr the place we have obtained so many high quality initiatives, Cole’s sits at or close to the highest relying on who you ask. The man is definitely one probably the most proficient figures within the hip-hop world however he would not ten confide in the media. The North Carolina native prefers to maintain issues non-public in his life. Not one for all the superstar antics, Cole determined to tackle the position an interviewer when he spoke to Lil Pump this yr however now he is again behind the new seat in his Billboard cowl story. 

He speaks on his music, his social media presence and, curiously sufficient, XXXTentacion. X was one the most well liked up-and-coming stars when he was murdered this yr and lots of took his passing arduous. After his dying, Cole tweeted that the younger artist had a “robust need to be a greater particular person,” which was seen by way of his charity and “Helping Hand” initiative. The Ok.O.D. rapper revealed to Billboard that he truly had a dialog with X earlier than he handed away, leaving a mark on him for the remaining his life. 

“I spoke to him on FaceTime at some point in February for, like, three hours. It was a super-intense dialog. He left a mark on me, simply as an individual.”

According to Cole, X did not even say howdy. He merely greeted him by saying that he hadn’t but reached his stage each spiritually and mentally. He mirrored on the violent incidents in X’s life, saying that he hoped to have been there to assist flip round his life.

In the interview, the artist additionally speaks on the allegations that Kelis has made in opposition to his hero Nas, saying that he is what carried out is “unacceptable.” Read the complete story right here.

J. Cole's First Ever Dreamville Festival Rescheduled To Spring 2019

Due to Hurricane Florence, J. Cole introduced earlier this week that his inaugural Dreamville Festival in Raleigh, NC must be canceled. At the time, he did not have the precise particulars on when it will be rescheduled, however he did fer to reimburse ticketholders. Roughly per week later and J. Cole and Dreamville have set a rescheduled date for the long-awaited competition.

J. Cole’s Dreamville Festival is ready to happen on April 6, 2019, in Dix Park, in accordance with the competition’s ficial Twitter web page. Dreamville Festival is honoring beforehand bought tickets and additionally fering refunds for many who cannot make it.

“We battled with the thought transferring ahead with the competition presently or formally canceling the occasion. After receiving unwavering assist from our followers and the neighborhood, we’re excited to announce Dreamville Festival will now happen on April sixth, 2019,” learn an ficial assertion from their Dreamville Fest.

They additionally revealed that the competition will moreover function a profit to these affected by the Hurricane within the Carolinas. This comes after J. Cole’s Dreamville Foundation introduced that they are elevating funds for victims Hurricane Florence. Dreamville Foundation shall be establishing ht meals stations, temp housing for households and extra. Cole himself is a local Fayetteville, NC.

J. Cole, Big Sean. SZA, Young Thug, Nelly, and extra have been anticipated to carry out at Dreamville Festival. It’s not sure if the rescheduling will have an effect on the line-up.

Hurricane Florence Claims The Life Of 4 In North Carolina Including An Infant

Four people including an infant and the mother have died as a result Hurricane Florence. The tropical storm has begun ravaging the coastline after being downgraded from a Category 1 hurricane. The first two casualties in Wilmington, North Carolina were reported after a massive tree came crashing down on their home. The father the infant child was successfully evacuated and brought to a medical facility with serious injuries. His wife and child were pronounced dead on the scene. 

A third person was pronounced after first responders ran into a blockade created by another fallen tree, failing to make the house calls in a timely manner, the second incident occurring this time in Hampstead, North Carolina. 

The fourth casualty was a man in Lenoir County, who put himself at risk as he attempted the installation a generator, according to a statement read by the state Governor Roy Cooper’s administrative fice. Elsewhere in the Carolinas, “Florence” has been causing inundations in flooded dwelling across both states. “The storm is going to continue its violent grind across our state for days,” Cooper warned residents at a news conference this afternoon. 

The natural disaster prompted airlines to cancel the majority outgoing flights, which in itself is cause for concern for resident’s who’ve been flooded out their homes. 

J. Cole's Dreamville Festival Loaded With Big Names: SZA, Young Thug, Big Sean, & More

When the inaugural Dreamville Festival was announced a few months ago, K.O.D. was at the height its popularity. Still viewed as one the best bodies work we have received this year, J. Cole has been putting on some dope performances as part his K.O.D. Tour. With the Young Thug, Jaden Smith, EarthGang & kiLL Edward assisted tour underway until October, Dreamville Fest falls right in the middle the dates, fering Cole an opportunity to bring the label to his home state, giving North Carolina the hip-hop festival they deserve.

While some the names announced were pretty obvious upon the first announcement the tour, like Bas, Omen, Ari Lennox and other members the Dreamville lineup, Cole brought forth some serious star power to headline by his side. With a lineup like this, September 15 is a date that we’re marking in our calendars as Cole has confirmed the likes SZA, Young Thug, Nelly, and Big Sean to perform sets for the festival. Midcarders include Rich The Kid, Teyana Taylor, Davido, J.I.D., Rapsody and Saba while the group is rounded out by YBN Cordae, Lute, and King Mez. All in all, this seems like an insane lineup for the first iteration Dreamville’s own festival. 

If you’re in North Carolina next month, you won’t want to miss this one. Of course, J. Cole is slated to perform as well and if you’re not already familiar with his stage set, check out our review one his recent shows here.

Two Women Arrested On $150K Bond After Giving Kids Hits From A Blunt

Two women in Winston-Salem, North Carolina were arrested for giving three young children hits from a mystery blunt. According to local police the blunt wrapper may have contained an illicit drug. Michaela Mary Elizabeth Pearson, 21, and Candice Jasmine Little, 18, were called into questioning after several local residents flagged a  Facebook video they had posted depicting the illicit acts.

The two women are being charged with felony child abuse and three counts contributing to the delinquency a minor. Winston-Salem police issued a $150,000 bond for each woman being held in contempt the law. Officers worked in tandem with Child Protective Services to make the arrest at University Inn & Suites, 2115 Peters Creek Parkway, at 9:30 pm Tuesday, the police seizing the women and thrusting them into handcuffs, child services with a warrant protective custody for the children placed in “harm’s way.”

As a precautionary measure, all three children were taken to an nearby hospital were they received medical treatment. A third person, not present in the Facebook posting was arrested as well, and is only subject to a $2,000 bond. Winston-Salem police have decided against releasing a clear image the suspected individuals, as they consider the investigation an ongoing affair.

Man Who Had An Affair With Someone Else's Wife Loses $8.8 Million Lawsuit

Cheating on your spouse is already a disgusting act, but one woman’s lover is paying the ultimate price for involving himself with a married lady. According to CNN, Francisco Huizar III was ordered to pay $8.8 million to Keith King, who was married to Danielle Swords. Swords (formerly Danielle King) met Huizar about five years after she married King. King, who owned King BMX Stunt Shows, sent his wife to represent his company at a bike show in New York. Huizar was working the event, and finessed his way into Swords life. 

Soon after, Swords and Huizar began an affair. The two would be linked together on several occasions. When King bought his wife a solo spa day, she brought Huizar along with her. When King sent his wife on business trips for the company, Huizar would book a hotel not too far from his lover. When Swords went on vacation, you guessed it, Huizar was not far behind. King first noticed inappropriate texts between the two and discovered that his wife was cheating on him. In the state North Carolina, adultery is still a crime. The alienation affections law prohibits cheating in marriages. In fact, the alienation affections law exists in five other states as well: Hawaii, Mississippi, New Mexico, South Dakota and Utah.

Huizar was charged with criminal conversation, alienation affection, intentional infliction emotional distress, negligent infliction emotional distress, and assault and battery. Criminal conversation is another law that pertains to cheating within marriages. The assault and battery charges stem from an altercation where Huizar put King in a chokehold. The hefty $8.8 million penalty can be attributed to the fact that Swords worked for her husband. He claims that he lost an employee after the scandal, causing him to also lose money while damaging his company. 

J. Cole Linked Up With Dreezy Backstage To Drop Some Jewels

Hip-hop’s unficial Jesus figure, J. Cole has recently enjoyed spreading the good word. After dropping heaps education on self-pressed Harvard alumni Lil Pump, J. Cole actually sat down with the young rapper for a (albeit one-sided) meeting the minds. Perhaps it’s something about his aura that simply exudes a wizened demeanor, but do not mistake his fatherly persona for weakness; KOD proved he could still outrap the majority the youngsters with relative ease, even when paired with a so-called “trap beat.” Such is the timeless power J. Cole, who has quietly enjoyed a run as one hip-hop’s biggest superstars. 

With a massive tour with Young Thug on the horizon, Cole has continued to play the mentor, this time holding it down for Chicago talent Dreezy. While Dreezy is indeed a capable artist in her own right, it’s clear that she valued the insight Cole provided, as evidenced by her Instagram homage. Posting up a picture herself and Cole, she shed some light on the nature their meeting, writing “Bro dropped some jewels on me after the show. Got me ready to work overtime nbs. Needed that, love.” 

It’s nice to see Cole paying it forward, and one can only hope that the pair discussed plans to meet up for a collaboration. Between the two them, the beat wouldn’t stand a chance.

Volume 4 Talks Their Records “Catch A Vibe” & “Body Work”, Their Upcoming Project, Dream Music Collaborations & More

The 2018 BET Awards/ Experience took place June 21-24 in Los Angeles and stars in both music and entertainment while on the scene all week long. The four days events took place at LA Live’s Staples Center, LA Convention Center, parts Hollywood and the Microst Theater.


During the 2018 BET Experience, Terrell Thomas caught up with an edgy four-piece American girl known as Volume 4.


The ladies Volume 4 (Brittany “Janelle Gee” Garcia, Tamia “Frenchiee” Corpening, Karissa “K.Riss” Hayden, and Diera “DK” Taylor.) spoke on how they came together as a group and how they are prepared for stardom.


Having recently opened for R.Kelly, Volume 4 spoke on their records “Catch A Vibe” and “Body Work”, labels currently bidding on them, what its like in the studio with them and more. Volume 4 broke down what we can expect in their upcoming project, a few their dream music collaborations and more.


The interview took place at the BET experience at Staples Center. The interview was conducted by Terrell Thomas. The interview was shot by Antoin Martin.


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