T.I. Celebrates Easter By Posting Bail For 23 Nonviolent Inmates

DeKalb County, GA – Hours before the Easter holiday began on Sunday (April 21), 23 nonviolent inmates at DeKalb County Jail were released. Why? T.I. decided to help post bail for all of them, according to Fox 5 Atlanta. 

Anthony Gordon, who was accused of stealing a car over the weekend, heard over the intercom, “Hey, pack it up, you’re going home.”

Gordon explained, “I came back down, and I hit the little intercom and said, ‘Are y’all sure you’re calling me?’”

Gordon was one of the 23 people bailed out by the “Bail-Out” program sponsored by New Birth Missionary Baptist Church, Tip and Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta personality Scrapp Deleon. At the beginning of Lent, the church set a fundraising goal of $40,000 but 40 days later, had reeled in over $120,000.

Subsequently, seven women and 16 men were brought home to their families just in time for the Easter holiday.

“It’s like a whole new clean slate,” Tyron Pollard, another program recipient, said. “I was doing drugs before I got locked up … but I don’t want to do nothing but do right and strive to be a model citizen for my kids.”

In addition to the initial assistance getting out of jail, New Birth is connecting each individual with a mentor for weekly check-ins. They’re also using a portion of the donations to kickstart college funds for the children of returning citizens.

New Birth senior pastor Dr. Jamal Bryant was thrilled to see the church community take action for their fellow DeKalb, Fulton, Gwinnett and Rockdale county citizens.

“It’s almost like finally meeting the good Samaritan – somebody who you don’t know that you didn’t see coming,” Bryant said. “They’re appreciative to be able to press the refresh button.”

Air Jordan 1 "Shattered Backboard 3.0" Rumored For October 26th Release

With 2019 well underway, Jordan Brand has proven itself to be the clear cut winner the year so far. At every step the way, Jumpman has come through with some pretty incredible releases that are getting sneakerheads very excited. People were counting out Jordan Brand just a couple years ago, but there is no denying that they are back in full force. 

One the shoes that have been rumored for later in the year is the Air Jordan 1 “Shattered Backboard 3.0.” Of course, this would be the third iteration in the “Shattered Backboard” series and based on preliminary images, it seems as though the shoe would follow the same color blocking as the “Bred,” and “Royal” models.

Thanks to Instagram sneaker account @znseakerheadz, it appears as though the shoe will be a little different than fans might expect. While it’s not confirmed, rumors are that the shoe will feature patent leather and an all-cream midsole. It is also believed that these will release on October 26 this year, making these the perfect shoe for Halloween.

Check out some the specific details the shoe courtesy Sole Collector:

Air Jordan 1 “Shattered Backboard 3.0”
Release Date:
Color: Black/Pale Vanilla-Starfish
Style #: 555088-028
Price: $160

DaBaby’s Charges Dropped In Deadly Walmart Shooting

Huntersville, NC – DaBaby has been reportedly cleared of any charges relating to a deadly shooting at a Huntersville, North Carolina Walmart last November.

According to WSOCTV, the burgeoning Charlotte rapper was facing a charge of carrying a concealed gun in the case, but the charges were dropped in court Thursday (March 28).

At the time of the incident, police swarmed the store and remained on the scene for hours. Huntersville Police Chief Cleveland Spruill said one of his officers was on-duty and in the Walmart parking lot when the shooting occurred. The officer immediately entered the store and found several individuals were involved with the incident.

Police said one person was shot in the abdomen and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Huntersville police later identified the victim as 19-year-old Jalyn Craig.

“We just heard he got into an altercation with some rapper,” Craig’s friend Jaden Major said. “That’s what was going around on Instagram.”

After the initial investigation, officers determined the shooting stemmed from an altercation inside the store between multiple people. Police identified all individuals involved in the shooting and four people were taken to the Huntersville Police Department to be interviewed.

DaBaby confirmed his involvement shortly after the shooting and insisted he acted in self-defense, explaining security camera footage would back up his story. He alleged he was confronted by two men with weapons while shopping with his family.

“If them gunshots ain’t go off, nigga, my fuckin’ daughter could’ve got hit, son could’ve got hit, me,” he said in a social media video. “Fuckin’ lawyers telling me not to say something and shit, fuck all that.

“Two niggas walk down on you and your whole muthafuckin’ family, threaten y’all, whip out on y’all, nigga, let me see what y’all gon’ too. You feel me?”

T.I. Mourns Taemon Blair, Prompting Speculation Over His Controversial Death

T.I has settled properly into the function Instagram activist, having already loved a protracted and storied hip-hop profession. We’ve ten seen Tip act in a mentorship function, fering his ideas on race, social justice, and politics, whether or not you recognize his take or not. While by no means one to sugarcoat the matter, Tip has confirmed to be considerate and thoughtful in equal measure, taking the time to focus on some these misplaced by means of unjust means. Today, T.I. shared a publish about Taemon Blair, a 21-year-old truck driver who was discovered useless in his trailer, with the implication being that he was lynched. 

Though Blair’s demise was ficially ruled a suicide by police, many his relations have brazenly sided in opposition to the conclusion. “We simply need him to get justice. That’s all we would like. We simply wish to discover out precisely if any individual did it who did it and why, and we wish to open it again as much as see,” says Blair’s older brother, Dee Smith. “It’s only a lot unanswered questions for them to simply rule it a suicide and simply sweep it underneath the rug prefer it was nothing.”

Though the story has gone largely unreported, a couple of publications have taken to ruling the demise as a lynching, citing indicators a wrestle and a scarcity suicidal motive on Blair’s finish. T.I has chosen to current the narrative as such, which speaks to the controversial nature Blair’s demise. Though particulars surrounding the reality stay scarce – as does protection on the story – the actual fact stays household stays in mourning. A GoFundMe web page has been arrange for Blair’s funeral, together with an emotional message from Blair’s sister, Dee Smith.

“Taemon went by means of a tough patch in his life. He went to jail for a 12 months. When he bought out he promised to vary his life. He went and bought his diploma. He had straight A’s in HS. He has at all times been on the A honor roll,” she writes. “My brother lastly bought his life on monitor! He has a ravishing girlfriend. He additionally was having a child.  He landed a job driving 18 wheeler vans. He went on the street to generate income for his household. Now graduated with straight A’s, and a very good job, he was on the monitor turning into an important man.” 

Should you be excited by donating to the funeral prices, you’ll be able to view the GoFundMe web page here. As it stands, the circumstances stay obscure sufficient to benefit a better look, and we will solely hope that Blair’s household discover the justice and closure they search. Rest in peace Taemon Blair. 

Kimora Lee Simmons On Baby Phat Relaunch: "The Stars Really Aligned On This One"

Paris, France – Kimora Lee Simmons ushered in a brand new period when she unveiled the Baby Phat line again within the late 1990s. It rapidly grew to become the premiere city model for ladies of all styles and sizes. In 2004, Kellwood Company acquired the label’s dad or mum firm for $140 million.

But earlier this month, the entrepreneur and former mannequin set Twitter ablaze when she introduced she acquired it again and was relaunching the enduring model.

Along along with her two teenage daughters — Ming Lee and Aoki Lee — Simmons is revitalizing her multimillion greenback empire, one thing she’s been plotting for a while.

“Bringing again Baby Phat in a significant manner has been a dream of mine for years,” Simmons tells HipHopDX. “Sometimes the timing of issues simply aligns completely. My ladies, Ming Lee and Aoki Lee, are 19 and 16 years outdated now and need to be part of what actually is our household enterprise. The stars actually aligned on this one.”

Simmons, alongside along with her then-husband Russell Simmons, established the corporate in 1998 below the Phat Fashions umbrella. Simply put, Simmons noticed a necessity for it and pounced.

“Honestly, I had that imaginative and prescient from the start as a result of within the ’90s, girls had little in the way in which of illustration within the city way of life class,” she says. “The market was extensive open, however nobody had thought to cater to girls – particularly girls of shade – but. Baby Phat’s development transcended even what I assumed was doable. It actually changed into a motion.”

Simmons has all the time been all about empowering girls, a hardcore philosophy she’s passing on to her daughters in addition to the numerous girls who’ve repped the model prior to now and can so sooner or later.

“From its delivery, Baby Phat was designed by girls, for ladies,” she provides. “Now it’s owned by a girl who will share it with the following era of ladies, which incorporates my daughters. Models of each shade, age, gender, and dimension must be represented as a result of vogue is extra international than ever.

“The business is embracing this transformation slowly, and extra work must be completed by way of diligent casting to make sure equitable illustration throughout each runway and on each promoting flooring and on-line.”

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Granted, it hasn’t been a straightforward street. Women have been traditionally marginalized, objectified, degraded and harassed, particularly in the case of the office. But occasions are altering and Simmons is intent on pushing that change ahead.

“The superb factor about Baby Phat is that my daughters grew up on the runway in entrance of the world,” she says. “I’ve all the time uncovered them to arduous work. It was by no means simply ‘benefit from the runway finale second and go residence!’

“They got here to the places of work with me and have been concerned in so many elements of my a number of companies, together with my namesake designer Kimora Lee Simmons ready-to-wear assortment. I believe they each acquire a lot perception and understanding about enterprise – designing, branding, giving delivery to an thought after which working tirelessly to convey it to life.

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For now, Baby Phat is simply starting to crawl once more. Simmons acknowledges the challenges in respiratory new life into the model however is up for any impediment thrown in her manner.

“The actually thrilling problem right here is that we’re bringing again a model that feels iconic to half our viewers, but additionally introducing it for the primary time to the opposite half of the viewers – millennials and zillenials who weren’t even born but once we first debuted.

“So we’ll pay homage to the previous with respect, however we’ll completely convey a recent take that speaks to how individuals gown right now – key separates and must-have objects that enliven the streetwear way of life look.”

Bow Wow Talks Domestic Battery Arrest: "I Saw A Lot Of Men Fighting For Me"

Bow Wow has been catching main warmth over the past couple months following his arrest after he received right into a bodily altercation with now-former girlfriend Kiyomi Leslie. The couple was arrested in Atlanta over Super Bowl weekend and charged with battery, and when the rapper’s mugshot exhibiting his scratched face made the rounds, he turned the butt jokes all throughout social media. 

Things received worse when surveillance footage surfaced and the general public may see an irate Bow Wow allegedly yelling in Leslie’s face. Some individuals accused him being the aggressor and instructed him he deserved the accidents he sustained. The rapper spoke brazenly in regards to the altercation for the primary time in a latest interview on The Quicksilva Show, saying that he wasn’t frightened about what individuals thought, though he was stunned by males’s reactions.

“Honestly, I didn’t really feel no kind manner in any respect,” Bow Wow mentioned. “Once the photograph got here out me, they usually noticed the 2 and in contrast, that’s when every part switched. I really noticed so much males combating for me. Saying like, yo, ‘If that was me it might’ve been a unique state of affairs. For him to hold it out the best way he carried it out, you gotta respect that.’ ‘Cause I had a comedy roast in Atlanta, and each comic mentioned ‘You higher than me, ‘trigger so that you can appear like that…'”

Bow Wow did word that if the roles had been reversed and photographs surfaced Leslie with accidents on her face, the narrative would have been different. He mentioned that information stations did not make an enormous deal in regards to the scratches on his face, but when they had been on Leslie’s, it might nonetheless be entrance web page information.

Syleena Johnson Denies Dissing Blue Ivy, Says ODB Comment Was Funny

Nearly 5 years in the past, Syleena Johnson made some controversial feedback about Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s child lady Blue Ivy, saying that her hair appeared like Ol’ Dirty Bastard’s from Wu-Tang Clan. Obviously, the feedback weren’t taken properly from the BeyHive, with many defending the facility couple and their daughter. The comment was seen as shade, which, in keeping with Johnson herself, is wrong.

Syleena Johnson has been ready for the proper alternative to debate the controversial feedback in public. They might have been made a very long time in the past however they nonetheless hang-out her to at the present time. During a brand new interview with Bossip, the singer elaborated on her preliminary remarks, saying that she supposed no hurt from them.

Syleena Johnson Denies Dissing Blue Ivy, Says ODB Comment Was Funny
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“Ain’t no person calling no Blue Ivy no O.D.B,” mentioned Johnson. “Her hair? Yes! And that is truly humorous.” She went on to handle just a few the opposite headlines which were revealed about her, additionally telling the world about her new music and what’s within the plans for the long run. 

Johnson says that since Beyoncé was a first-time mom when the feedback have been made, she possible was pissed off about brushing her daughter’s hair too ten as a result of, in keeping with Johnson, “youngsters’s hair is bananas.” Do you assume the comparability is humorous or disrespectful?

Barack Obama On Toxic Masculinity In Rap Music: Twerking Vixens & Stereotypes

Former President Barack Obama and Golden State Warrior Steph Curry mentioned the problems surrounding masculinity on the annual My Brother’s Keeper summit in Oakland. During the dialogue, Obama insisted on the significance altering the societal view younger males’s show vulnerability. “The notion that someway defining your self as a person relies on, can you put any individual else down, capable of dominate… that’s an previous view,” Obama stated.

He additionally addressed racism’s position in Black males’s obvious must “show” themselves with aggression.“Racism traditionally on this society sends a message that you’re ‘lower than,’ ” Obama stated. “We really feel we now have to compensate by exaggerating stereotypical methods males are purported to act. And that’s a entice.”

Barack Obama On Toxic Masculinity In Rap Music: Twerking Vixens & Stereotypes 
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The topic poisonous masculinity in rap music was additionally talked about because it perpetuates these adverse stereotypes, in line with Obama. He addressed the best way girls are depicted in music movies as professional the issue. “Ironically, that exhibits the vulnerability you are feeling,” Obama stated. “If you had been very assured about your sexuality, you don’t need to have eight girls round you twerking… you appear harassed that you simply gotta be performing that approach.”

“I obtained one lady who I’m very pleased with,” he added.

Lil Baby On Reckless Driving Arrest: "Fuck The Police Who Be On That Bullshit"

Atlanta, GA – Lil Baby was arrested on Thursday evening (February 7) for reckless driving, failing to make use of a flip sign and eluding police.

Hours later, the Quality Control artist was launched after posting bond. As quickly as he walked out of the Atlanta jail, he hopped right into a white Porsche that was ready for him.

Later that night, the Atlanta-bred rapper took to Instagram to let his 5.three million followers how he felt in regards to the scenario.

“Fuck the police who be on that bullshit,” he captioned a photograph of himself. “Shoutout to those who get you via the method ASAP.”

Footage of Lil Baby’s arrest has been making the rounds on social media. In the video, he’s face down on the pavement as police get handcuffs on him. Meanwhile, the particular person filming is distraught as she watches the entire thing go down.

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Lil Baby Arrested For Reckless Driving & Other Charges

Atlanta, GA – Lil Baby was arrested for reckless driving on Thursday night time (February 7) in Atlanta, in keeping with multiple reports.

Georgia State Patrol officers instructed WSB-TV, Atlanta’s native ABC affiliate, the Quality Control Music artist was charged with reckless driving, failure to make use of right sign and trying to flee police.

Lil Baby appeared to have been launched on bond as WSB-TV cameras filmed the rapper’s exit from the Atlanta Detention Center just a few hours later.

Footage of Lil Baby’s arrest started circulating on social media earlier on Thursday. The platinum-selling artist was seen mendacity face down on a avenue subsequent to his car as an officer cuffed him.

View the temporary clip of Lil Baby’s arrest beneath.

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Bow Wow Arrested For Allegedly Assaulting A Woman

Atlanta, GA – Bow Wow was reportedly arrested in Atlanta on Saturday morning (February 2) after moving into an altercation with a lady named Leslie Holden.

WSB-TV reviews the incident occurred round four:15 a.m. native time. When police arrived on the scene, the Growing Up Hip Hop star advised officers he was the one who was assaulted. Holden insisted it was the opposite approach round. Bow Wow and Holden each “sustained minor seen accidents,” in accordance with police.

Officers couldn’t decide who was the true aggressor. Consequently, each events have been arrested and charged them with misdemeanor battery. Bow Wow and Holden are reportedly being processed at Fulton County Jail. It’s unclear how they know one another.

Bow Wow had been selling a Super Bowl LIII pop-up store for his mom forward of the sport.

Super Bowl 53 Ticket Scam Earns Georgia Businessman Close To $1 Million

A businessman in Gwinnett County, Georgia by the identify Ketan Shah is nowhere to be discovered after finessing near $1 Million out individuals in his neighborhood, together with how personal mom for Super Bowl tickets that he by no means adopted by on. The report comes courtesy  Channel 2 Action News in Georgia. 

Shah allegedly promised a number of individuals seats within the 100-level on the Super Bowl which included some events and unique entry. One individual paid $500,000 to Shah, whereas his mom gave him $36,000. When Shah by no means adopted by, individuals got here on the lookout for him however he was by no means discovered. No one is aware of Shah’s whereabouts and individuals are confused given his status as an trustworthy businessman.

“Right now, what we all know is simply barely over three-quarters one million scammed out for Super Bowl-related stuff,” mentioned Cpl. Wilbert Rundles. “It’s not that he posted some advert and random individuals are contacting this man for tickets and being scammed. He’s identified these individuals for a few years. One them, he’s identified his complete life as a result of it’s his personal mom, and he’s taken benefit them.”

Rundles additionally added that they’re actively looking for Shah and need to hear his aspect the story to see if he could be in peril and that is why he did what he did. If the tickets aren’t delivered to these he ran away from by Sunday, Shah may face some fairly critical costs.

Super Bowl 53 Tecmo Bowl Prediction Is A Head-Scratcher

The Super Bowl is that this Sunday and can characteristic the New England Patriots going up in opposition to the Los Angeles Rams. It stands to be an attention-grabbing matchup with legacies for each franchises on the road. With the large sport only a couple days away, pundits and analysts are making their predictions who will win. EA Sports even did a Madden simulation with the Rams taking the sport 30-27. A extra traditional soccer sport additionally does an annual simulation the Super Bowl, that sport being Tecmo Bowl, a soccer arcade sport made again in 1987.

Tecmo Bowl has the Rams taking this one by a rating 24-21 however the best way the Rams find yourself with the win is actually weird and will definitely not occur come Sunday.

Essentially, the Patriots have a 21-17 lead with a pair minutes left, whereas Gf and the Rams drive down the sphere. On 4th and 16, Gf goes for a go however misses, and the Pats get the ball again with slightly below a minute to go. Instead kneeling it out, the Patriots run the ball a pair performs after which go for a go. 

When a patriot participant fumble the ball, Bryce Hager picks it up and runs it in for the game-winning landing.

How do you suppose the large sport will go down?

#DXHitList: J. Cole, Boogie & GoldLink Top This Week’s Spotify Playlist

Spotify – The #DXHitList has been refreshed with extra bangers. Whether sitting in site visitors or sitting on a prepare, take pleasure in some new music from J. Cole, Boogie, GoldLink and a slew of recent drops unleashed not too long ago.

J. Cole’s new monitor “Middle Child” tops DX’s weekly playlist on Spotify as a result of not solely does it bang however he’s preaching everywhere in the monitor. He additionally could or will not be throwing photographs at Kanye West over Drake on this newest drop.

Next up, Boogie and his Everythings For Sale lead single “Silent Ride.” The Shady signee debuted the music video for “Silent Ride” earlier this month and it nonetheless sounds simply pretty much as good.

Also making the lower, GoldLink’s new one “Got Muscle” that includes PeeWee Longway. The music is infectious, melodic, easy and a significant vibe. GoldLink and PeeWee Longway’s rapping towards such a sonically vibrant canvas makes “Got Muscle” a particular deal with to listen to.

The #DXHitList additionally options new music from GASHI with “My Year” that includes G-Eazy, Sada Baby’s “Horseplay,” Maxo Kream with “Meet Again” and YSL artist Karlae’s newest “RIXH” that includes Rich The Kid.

Press play and take heed to the #DXHitList on Spotify beneath.

Cardi B "Money" Video Is Very NSFW: Peep The Sexiest GIFs

This has been a 12 months so as to add to the historical past books for Cardi B; the singer has taken over the world in 2018 and he or she’s seeking to roll into ’19 with tons hype. It would not take a lot for Bardi to get again into the headlines. She can actually simply go exterior and folks would write about it. With her current public break-up with Offset, all eyes have been on the rapper as we anticipate her subsequent transfer. After teasing the “Money” video for weeks, Cardi has lastly launched the total clip, dropping a nudity-heavy video for her newest hit.

There are tons noteworthy moments in “Money.” From the gradual zoom into the artist’s again as she elegantly performs the piano to the scenes actors spraying cash everywhere in the mansion. Of course, a lot scenes are crammed with money flying round as solely Tyga may have pulled f a video crammed with extra cash and ass. The singer reveals f her physique as she’s draped in gold, standing on high a spinning show for the viewers to peep her in any respect angles. Bardi is unquestionably not afraid displaying f.

There are strip membership scenes and beautifully-lit piano moments, fering a lot moods all through the in depth show. Check out some the best moments.