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THE WORD | Lil Durk Is Facing 5 Felony Charges, including Criminal Intent To Commit Murder

On May 29,2019, Lil Durk revealed that he planned to turn himself in, which implied that he was expecting to be arrested by police. According to TMZ the Atlanta Police Department has issued a warrant for the Chicago rapper's arrest.

TMZ says the authorities plan to charge Durk with criminal intent to commit murder, aggravated assault, possession of a firearm during commission of a felony, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and associating with a criminal street gang to participate in a crime. At press time, Durk is not in police custody. WSB-TV Channel 2’s Michael Seiden talked with Durk Derrick Banks’ attorney, who confirmed his client will surrender later Today (May 30).

Lil Durk’s attorney said the charges are in connection with a shooting outside The Varsity a few days after the Super Bowl.

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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ATL Rapper Ralo Starts New Challenge To Help The Homeless

In 2016 we have seen many social media challenges, everything from the "So Gone" and the trending "JuJu On the beat". Atlanta rising hip hop artist Ralo, has decided to join in to create a challenge of his on #RaloHomelessChallenge . The Rapper is reaching out to rappers and ballers that spend thousands of dollars in the strip club and asking them use those funds to give back to the people who are less fortunate. Some might question his method of tossin' up dollar bills in the air forcing people scavenge for money, but the rapper had good intentions. Hopefully the challenge brings awareness to a huge issue in our country.

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SHAWTY LO Rapper dead at 40 in a fatal car crash

Atlanta Rapper Carlos Walker aka “Shawty Lo” is dead at the age of 40 after a fatal crash in the early hours of Wednesday morning according 11Alive Atlanta.

Walker was a member of the rap group D4L, which was spawned several hits including the 2005 hit “Laffy Taffy.” He also had several well-known solo tracks, including the 2008 song “Dey Know.”

Walker’s official Twitter account confirmed the tragic news. “My brother has passed he is no longer here but his spirit, his kind heart, and his music will live on Long live Shawty Lo King of Bankhead,” the tweet read.

According to 11alive Atlanta the rapper’s was driving a white Audi when he hit a guardrail causing him to flip over hitting two trees and then caught on fire. Walker was ejected from the vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene, while two passengers sustained non-life-threatening injuries. Earlier this year, three men from also from Atlanta who also owned an Audi which sits relatively low, were killed when one of the men was driving the vehicle along the Buford Highway Connector and lost control, veering off the road and onto – and then over – the barrier before the car fell to the interstate, police said.

Fulton County police spokesperson Cpl. Maureen Smith told reporters that while it was originally called a hit-and-run, “it has been confirmed now that it was a single car accident,” The “Betcha Can’t Do It Like Me” performer is survived by 11 children, whom he shares with 10 women.

Snoop Dogg's signee Clay James debuts new video "Long Way"

Snoop Dogg's Atlanta signee, Clay James gears up to debut his second visual since joining the  "DoggyStyle Records" label. Coming off the success of his buzzing single "Southern Playa Shit" which has accumulated over 60,000 listens on soundcloud, Clay is ready to show that he can keep the hits coming with his new visual "Long Way". The video was shot in Atlanta, Georgia by Travis Brown. This song was produced by Virginia natives "Savage Beats" & "Hugo Black".

Snoop Dogg's newest signee out the South delivers us "Long Way" which is produced by Virginia's own Savage Beats & Hugo Black. Mixed/Mastered by Ontreal Bowers! The video was shot in Atlanta, Ga by Travis Brown of Champion Dreams @WhoIsClayJames @SavageBeats703 @TrowEnt @Tdiddy_CDP