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THE WORD | G Herbo Arrested and Charged With Battery After Incident With Baby Mama

G Herbo was arrested yesterday (April 17) in Atlanta for simple battery with his child’s mother Ari Fletcher. According to the Atlanta Police Department, officers responded to a dispute call and spoke with a woman who said “she was in a verbal altercation with the father of her child when at some point he assaulted her then left the location with their son.” The woman also “sustain[ed] minor scratches as a result of the incident,” according to APD.

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Herbo was arrested and charged after he returned to the location. TMZreports that Herbo is currently in jail and his bail is set at $2,000. An investigation is ongoing, the Atlanta Police Department says.

THE WORD | The Homecoming Of The Year! Beyonce's Netflix Special

Whoa, if you didn’t want to yell I’m black and I’m proud while watching Beyonce’s Homecoming special on Netflix were you even watching? Beyonce’s Netflix special was a behind the scene look at her Coachella performance and without given too much away this Netflix special is one for the books. It empowered its Black audience within the first 30 minutes so image what the whole special can do for someone.

Go watch the special if you’re Black to get motivated, to get your ass up, and if you’re not Black, go watch to see how our culture coming.

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THE WORD | Fox News Reporter, Laura Ingraham Mocks Nipsey Hussel

News reporter Laura Ingraham is in hot water after she and a colleague discussed Nipsey Hussle the day after his funeral on her show. Check out the video below and see why celebrities and fans are asking for Ingraham to be fired. And check out The Game’s caption too.

During the video Laura Ingraham is seen laughing while talking of the slain rapper and this has upset millions. Fans and celebs took to social media to show their annoyance with the talk show host.

THE WORD | Kerry Lathan Speaks Out! Man Injured And Arrested During Nipsey Hussle Shooting

Kerry Lathan the Man who Was shot explain’s his current situation on Big U’s Instagram Live. Lathan got shot and watched Nipsey die got locked up for violating his parole for being around a known Gang member; Nipsey Hussle. Nipsey Hussle and Lathan are allegedly members of the LA Crib gang.

Nipsey Hussle was giving him clothes and money as he just came home from doing 25 years. The man is in a wheelchair behind the shooting. Now they say he Is facing 10 years for being around Nipsey. Below is an interview he did with Vlad TV and Big U.

THE WORD | Jay-Z Announces "B-Sides 2" Will Be At Webster Hall

For the past two years, New York City's Webster Hall has been closed down due to a scheduled three-year hiatus for structural improvements. But the wait is quickly coming to an end. According to reports, the popular nightclub and concert venue will be reopening this month with a special performance from Jay-Z. The Announcement came via Webster Halls Instagram.

This isn't just any show, however. Hov is expected to perform his "B-Sides 2" set, which will spotlight particular tracks from his discography that he rarely performs live. Below is an iconic freestyle Hov spit during the first B-Sides concert.


THE WORD | Lil Nas X's "Old Town Road" Breaks Drake's 1-Week Streaming Record

Lil Nas X's country trap track recently received some new flourishes from Billy Ray Cyrus and, as confirmed Monday by Billboard, has now broken Drake's record on Billboard's U.S. Streaming Songs chart. The biggest haul on that chart was previously held by Drake's "In My Feelings," which tallied up 116.2 million streams in one week and now moves to No. 2 on the all-time ranking of single week streaming totals

THE WORD | NIPSEY HUSSLE TAKES HIS VICTORY LAP, MEMORIAL RECAP

Thousands flocked to remember the life of Nipsey Hussle at a packed memorial service Thursday (April 11) that provided mourners with a deeper appreciation of Ermias Asghedom, the man behind the up-and-coming hip-hop persona. 

Hussle’s brother, Samiel Asghedom, talked about how Hussle would assemble parts to build his first computer, but became emotional about his brother leaving his “heart and soul” on the popular intersection of Crenshaw and Slauson Avenue.

“Bro, you made the world proud,” he said.

Hussle recently purchased the strip mall where The Marathon is located and planned to redevelop it, part of Hussle’s broader ambitions to remake the neighborhood where he grew up and attempt to break the cycle of gang life that lured him in when he was younger. His family and friends vowed to continue his work, and London told the crowd: “The marathon continues!”

THE WORD | Nipsey Hussle murder suspect pleads not guilty, defended by former O.J. Simpson prosecutor

The suspect charged with the murder of Grammy-nominated rapper Nipsey Hussle has pleaded not guilty. Eric Holder, 29, was charged with one count of murder, two counts of attempted murder and one count of possession of a firearm by a felon in connection with the shooting. Holder's attorney, Christopher Darden, entered a not guilty plea on his behalf at his arraignment on Thursday. Holder is being held on $5 million bail. He faces up to life in prison, if convicted as charged.

 

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THE WORD | Nipsey Hussle Fatally Shot in Los Angeles (Updated)

Updated 4/2/2019 There has been an update in the investigation of Nipsey Hussle ‘s murder. The police have identified the suspect Eric Holder and want the help of the community to get him into custody. It is being reported that the two got into an argument and the suspect came back and shot at Nipsey and two others.

There was also a candle light vigil held in his honor last night and a disturbance caused a panic and a stampede to occur. 19 people were injured and 1 person was critically wounded after being hit by a car.

Original Story 4/1/19 Nipsey Hussle was fatally shot today outside of his Marathon clothing store in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Los Angeles, NBC News reports. Hussle was standing outside of his store with a crowd of people when an unknown person opened fire, killing Hussle and wounding two others. Police say that they are looking for a black male in his 20s and that the shooting appears to be gang-related. The Victory Lap rapper was 33 years old.  He's survived by his two children and London, with whom he just had a child with in 2016.

Hussle's reach extended well beyond his own neighborhood. In the wake of Hussle's passing, it became clear how many corners of the rap community he had touched. Hiphop took social media to show him love.

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THE WORD | LIL DURK SIGNS 10 DAY CONTRACT WITH THE CHICAGO BULLS

If you’re reading this just know this cap lol, Lil Durk is not signed to the Chicago Bulls but he does have game check out his highlights below lol…..Share this story with your friends, don’t spoil the fun!!!

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THE WORD | DaBaby Cleared of Charges in Walmart Deadly Shooting

Charges against DaBaby for his connection to a deadly shooting in North Carolina have been dropped, WSOCTV reports. The incident took place at a Walmart in Huntersville, North Carolina on Nov. 5, 2018. He had been charged with carrying a concealed gun and was the only person arrested in the killing of 19-year-old Jalyn Craig.

The police came to the scene after shots went off in the store. Craig had been hit in the stomach and died at Walmart. Four people were subsequently taken into custody by the Huntersville Police Department to be questioned.

DaBaby verified that he was indeed involved in the shooting, explaining that it was a matter of self-defense and that the camera footage would support his story.

.“If them gunshots ain't go off, n***a, my fuckin' daughter could've got hit, son could've got hit, me,” he said. “Fuckin' lawyers telling me not to say something and shit, fuck all that. Two n***as walk down on you and your whole muthafuckin' family, threaten y'all, whip out on y'all, n***a, let me see what y'all gon' too. You feel me?”



THE WORD | Janet Jackson Enters The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Janet Jackson has built a career so groundbreaking that she’s immediately identifiable on a first-name basis. She explored social issues, themes of empowerment and self-confidence, and influenced generations with her stylized music videos with innovative choreography.

Jackson issued her challenge just before leaving the stage of Brooklyn's Barclays Center. "Rock and Roll Hall of Fame," she said, "in 2020, induct more women."

Jackson followed her brothers Michael and the Jackson 5 as inductees. She said she wanted to go to college and become a lawyer growing up, but her late father Joe had other ideas for her.

"As the youngest in my family, I was determined to make it on my own," she said. "I was determined to stand on my own two feet. But never in a million years did I expect to follow in their footsteps." (Fox News)

She credited Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, producers of her breakthrough "Control" album and most of her vast catalog. She encouraged them to stand in Brooklyn's Barclays Center for recognition, as well as booster Questlove. She thanked Dick Clark of "American Bandstand" and Don Cornelius of "Soul Train," along with her choreographers including Paula Abdul.

THE WORD | Meek Mill Receives Highest Honor From City Of Atlanta

One by one, cities throughout the nation are honoring rapper Meek Mill for his recent efforts to fight the country’s broken criminal justice system. The latest city is Atlanta, which gifted the Philly native with his own day and the city’s highest honor.

On Monday, City Council President Felicia A. Moore and Councilman Cleta Winslow presented Meek with a proclamation declaring March 25, 2019, Meek Mill Day in Atlanta, Georgia. In addition, the city wanted to highlight Meek’s work in the political field by honoring him with the city’s highest honor, the Phoenix Award.

Atlanta describes their Phoenix Awards as “a small number of awards are issued to individuals who have made significant contributions to the local community, and are celebrating a major milestone.” The city confirmed that the rapper is considered an “honorary citizen.”

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THE WORD | LIL UZI REMIXES Gherbo's Gang Way To Diss DJ DRAMA & Don Cannon?

Rapper lil uzi vert has no problem in showing the world that he is unhappy with his current situation with DJ Drama & Don Cannon. The rapper erased all music-related content on his Instagram page, leaving just 28 selfies. He posted a story on Friday (Jan. 11) announcing this new stage in his life, writing "I wanna take the time out to say I thank each and every one of my supports but I'm done with music."

"I deleted everything I wanna be normal...I wanna wake up in 2013," he continued, before adding, "You are free."


In several posts that Uzi recently uploaded to his Instagram Stories, the rapper continued his “Free Uzi” campaign to release his next album Eternal Atake. In one of his Stories, he tagged Roc Nation during a preview of a new verse, thanking JAY-Z’s label before adding another “Free Uzi” for good measure.

What you you might of missed, is that the record his is recording is a remix to Chicago’s own GHerbo break through single “Gang Way” produced by DJ L. If you listen at the beginning the clip below you will hear the infamous drop “this is a L Beat, awww man”.

Uzi and Gherbo have a real close relationship. The two are are good friends, so the choice of using his beat is not a shocker. This move is just validating that Chicago music is has the biggest influence on this current generation of hiphop artists. DJ L producer responsible for early success for artists such Gherbo and Lil Bibby had this to say

“Chicago is hot right now, I don’t know why uzi chose to rap off the beat, I appreciate it. It just shows the influence Chicago has……Its our time, things like Ann Marie getting featured on Rolling Stone, Calboy with DreamChasers, and Juice Wrld’s success. Its happening for us again….Its our time.”

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THE WORD | Calboy signs with Meek Mill DreamChasers

Meek Mill  announced via Instagram that he has a new artist on his Dream Chaser’s team. Chicago own Calboy. The 19 years old rapper is known for his hot single “Envy Me”.

Calboy co-owner to his own label Paper Gang, and which he has a partnership with Polo Grounds Music. Details are still on the way, but sources close to his camp says this deal with Meek Mill/Dream Chasers is a new management situation. 

Calboy is without a doubt one of the hottest new artists in the game, so we can see why Meek signed him. Check out the IG post from Meek Mill and his camp below celebrating signing Calboy to the team. 

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THE WORD | CHICAGO RAPPER BANDMAN KEVO IS A FREE MAN, AFTER SERVING 22 MONTHS IN THE FEDS

Bandman Kevo is released from federal prison after serving 22 months for his role in a credit card scam. The rapper, whose real name is Kevin Ford, pled guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit bank fraud back in 2016.

The Chicago rapper was arrested and charged with bank fraud back in 2014. According to an affidavit, six individuals were accused of obtaining upwards of $639,745 in a bank fraud scheme called cracking cards. The group recruited people to give them debit cards and PIN numbers in exchange for a portion of the profits. Kevo and others would deposit counterfeit checks into the third-party accounts then use fraudulent credit and debit cards to get cash from ATMs.

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THE WORD | DMX Leads Kanye West's Latest Sunday Service in Prayer: Watch

Kanye West delivered another edition of his soulful Sunday Service over the weekend (March 17). Yeezy invited a special guest to take part in the new tradition, as DMX arrived to lead the group with a powerful sermon.

THE WORD | Juice WRLD’s Death Race for Love debuts at no. 1 on Billboard

Juice WRLD claims his first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart, as Death Race for Love debuts atop the tally. The set, which was released on March 8 via Grade A/Interscope Records, earned 165,000 equivalent album units in the week ending March 14, according to Nielsen Music. Of that sum, 43,000 were in album sales.   

The album has the “biggest week overall, and the largest streaming week, for an R&B/hip-hop album in 2019,” according to Billboard.

Prior to this, Juice WRLD's highest charting album WRLD on Drugs, the rapper's 2018 collaborative project with Future, peaked at no. 2.

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THE WORD | Toronto Rapters Rename Practice Facility After Drake’s OVO Brand

Toronto native Drake continued to show love for his hometown on Wednesday night as the Raptors' training facility was renamed after his record label OVO. What was formerly the BioSteel Centre in Toronto is now named the OVO Athletics Training Centre. Drake reportedly has a key to Toronto's practice facility, and he has a stall in the Raptors' locker room at Scotiabank Arena.

THE WORD | Meek Mill and Nipsey Hussle are planning to work on a joint album

In a talk with 92.3 Los Angeles, Nipsey Hussle said that he's already working on a new solo album to follow up his studio debut “Victory Lap” and that he plans to drop a joint record with Meek Mill this summer.

He mentioned that the Meek Mill collaboration should drop in time for the summer and that putting together the album is just a matter of finding the time.

"We've been cutting ideas and just getting in. We got a couple records that's going to go off for the summer," he said. "It's not hard at all we just got to lock in and get the records done."

It will be interesting to see how this plays out, a joint project with two artists who are in their prime. Nipsey fresh of the The Grammy nomination, and since being released from prison its seems as if Meek is on another level. Releasing a classic project such as Champions. Not sure on a release date, but just know summer 2019 is already lit!