Young Thug’s Indictment Quotes His Own Lyrics. Here’s Why That’s Controversial

Prosecutors included quotes like “I killed his man in front of his momma.” It’s a tactic that critics say is unfair and potentially unconstitutional. When Atlanta prosecutors indicted Young Thug and dozens of others in a sweeping criminal case this week, they cited heavily from the rapper’s own music – a controversial tactic that activists […]

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Mary J Blige Slays Her Strength of a Woman Festival in Alexander McQueen, Jacquemus, Dolce & Gabbana, and More!

The Stylish Festival Will Take Place Every Mother’s Day in Atlanta You can always find past State of Fashion Articles and subscribe to new ones on Bulletin, and you can keep up with me on Instagram and Facebook! The Queen of R&B Mary J Blige kicked off her first empowerment festival, The Strength of a […]

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La La Got Her Groove Back!’: La La Anthony’s Recent Outing with ‘BMF’ Co-Star Da’Vinchi Ignites Dating Rumors

Last week, La La Anthony opened up about her personal life in a sit-down interview for The Hollywood Reporter’s series “Emerging Hollywood” hosted by Charlamagne Tha God. The topics, among others, included La La’s pending divorce with Los Angeles Lakers forward Carmelo Anthony, co-parenting and her hopes for love in the future. Regarding love, La […]

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Diddy Announces Return To Music, Launches New R&B Label With Motown Records

Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs is making his long-awaited return to music and joining forces with Motown Records for a new label, Variety reports. On Tuesday (May 10), Diddy announced the launch of a new R&B label called Love Records, via a partnership with Motown Records. Per the announcement, Tuesday also marks the mogul’s official music comeback […]

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Fatally shot Brooklyn teen was recording TikTok videos while playing around with gun

An 18-year-old Brooklyn woman was playing around with a gun while recording TikTok videos with a friend when she was fatally shot, a police source said Tuesday. Officers responding to a 911 call at 2:46 a.m. on May 4 found mortally wounded Adriana Graham in the lobby of the Harding Arms Apartments in Crown Heights. […]

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IT WAS ON THIS DATE MAY 10, 2011 TYLER THE CREATOR RELEASED HIS DEBUT STUDIO ALBUM GOBLIN

Goblin is the debut studio album by American rapper Tyler, the Creator. It was released on May 10, 2011, by XL Recordings. Goblin continues Tyler’s dialogues with his fictional therapist Dr. TC, first heard on his 2009 mixtape, Bastard. The album’s songs were produced almost entirely by Tyler himself, along with a contribution from fellow […]

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Brooklyn gang member sentenced to 24 years in prison for murder-for-hire plot

NEW YORK — A Brooklyn gang member was sentenced Monday for conspiring to carry out a $5,000 hit for a drug dealer, United States District Attorney Breon Peace announced. Ronald Williams, 46, was part of the 90’s Crew street gang based out of Canarsie and East Flatbush. Back in 2013, his co-conspirator, Leon Campbell, was […]

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Young Thug, Gunna, 26 Other YSL Associates Hit With RICO Charges, Thug Arrested

Young Thug and Gunna have reportedly been indicted on RICO charges. On Monday night (May 9), journalist Michael Seiden of local Atlanta news station WSBTV reported that Thugger, Gunna and 26 other members of YSL have been indicted on RICO charges, with Thug being taken into custody at his home this morning. According to Seiden, […]

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Taraji P. Henson Receives Honorary Doctorate From Alma Mater Howard University

She also served as the commencement speaker for the May 7 graduation Taraji P. Henson received a lot of spotlight during the Saturday (May 7) graduation at the Washington D.C. HBCU, Howard University. According to TheDig, the award-winning actress returned to her alma mater as the commencement speaker. She was also the recipient of an […]

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NYPD searching for 6 men who stole 400 bullet proof vests donated for Ukrainian soldiers

NEW YORK — The NYPD is searching for six suspects who made off with about 400 bullet proof vests that were bound for Ukraine. The thieves stole the vests from the headquarters of the Ukrainian Congress Committee of America at 2nd Avenue near E 13 Street in Manhattan around 2 p.m. on March 15, according […]

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Here Are the First Week Numbers for Future’s Chart-Topping Album ‘I Never Liked You’

Future’s latest album I Never Liked You is his eighth No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, per Billboard. I Never Liked You earned 222,000 album equivalent units, of which 214,000 consisted of streaming units, equaling 283.75 million on-demand streams of the set’s tracks. The remaining units were split between 6,500 coming from album sales […]

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HIPHOPRAISEDMETHEBLOG.COM REMEMBERS CHRIS LIGHTY NINE YEARS LATER ON HIS BIRTHDAY

Even though Baby Chris didn’t recognize his own born day, we do by celebrating his works even after his untimely death. Today would’ve been Chris Lighty’s 54th birthday, but he was raised in a very structured Jehovah’s Witness household so he never celebrated birthdays or holidays. Chris became the most influential hip hop manager through […]

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IT WAS ON THIS DATE MAY, 8 2001 CARMEN THE HIP HOPERA WAS RELEASED ON MTV

Carmen: A Hip Hopera is a 2001 American made-for-television musical romance drama film produced by MTV and directed by Robert Townsend. The film stars Beyoncé Knowles in her debut acting role (predating her theatrical film debut in Austin Powers in Goldmember), Mekhi Phifer, Mos Def, Rah Digga, Wyclef Jean, Da Brat, Joy Bryant, Reagan Gomez-Preston […]

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Dr. Dre Lost $200 Million From His Apple Beats Deal From Social Media Video, New Book Reveals

The music mogul lost $200 million from the billion-dollar acquisition after a social media video leaked the details early. Music mogul Dr. Dre nearly lost the lucrative deal that made him a billionaire – in addition to $200 million – due to an early leak from a social media video on the acquisition. In a […]

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Man Who Earned $2,000 a Day for 4 Years From Marijuana Vending Machine at House Arrested for Illegal Gun Possession

A Detroit man who was arrested for illegally possessing guns was also operating a marijuana vending machine at his residence. Fox 2 reports Marcellus Cornwell was arrested last week and charged with illegally possessing guns. After seizing 18 firearms while executing a search warrant at his home, authorities also discovered that Cornwell “owned and operated […]

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Watch Bobby Shmurda Rap Over Waka Flocka’s “Hard in da Paint” in New Funk Flex Freestyle

Bobby Shmurda is the latest rapper to link up with Funk Flex, who stopped by Hot 97 to deliver a freestyle for the DJ’s long-running series. The beat ended up being Waka Flocka Flame’s “Hard in da Paint,” and while at times Bobby stumbled a little bit over his words, he brought his infectious energy […]

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NYC Inmate Claims He Was Raped in Full View of Guards Who Did Nothing

A lawsuit filed Thursday against the City of New York by an inmate alleges correctional officers knowingly allowed the inmate to be raped by another inmate and did nothing. According to the complaint, the plaintiff was assaulted in early Feb. 2020 while detained at the Manhattan Detention Complex. The alleged assault occurred while officers and […]

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US puts $5m bounty on ‘drug queen’ thought to head notorious Honduran crime cartel

The US government has put a $5m bounty on a grandmother “drug queen” it claims heads up a notorious Honduran crime cartel. Herlinda Bobadilla, who is also known as La Chinda, is accused by officials of leading a criminal family that smuggles cocaine from Honduras to the US. The reward is also being offered for […]

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CONTROVERSIAL RELATIONSHIP GURU KEVIN SAMUELS IS RUMORED TO BE DEAD

Kevin Samuels, 56, the controversial YouTuber who rails on Black women with jaded advice, has reportedly been confirmed dead by Revolt Black News May 5. The news has hit Black Twitter like a hurricane with several media personalities reportedly confirming that Samuels died taking cocaine laced with Fentanyl. These reports are unconfirmed. Samuels is best […]

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IT WAS ON THIS DATE MAY 5, 1992 GANGSTARR RELEASED THEIR THIRD STUDIO ALBUM DAILY OPERATION

Daily Operation is the third studio album by American hip hop duo Gang Starr. It was released by Chrysalis Records on May 5, 1992. It peaked at number 65 on the Billboard 200 chart. Stanton Swihart of AllMusic wrote: “From beginning to end, Gang Starr’s third full-length album cuts with the force and precision of […]

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IT WAS ON THIS DATE MAY 5, 1998 RAWKUA RECORDS RELEASED THIER SECOND COMPILATION ALBUM LYRICIST LOUNGE VOLUME ONE

Lyricist Lounge, Volume One is the second hip hop compilation album by American record label Rawkus Records. The double-disc was released on May 5, 1998 as the first installment of Lyricist Lounge album series, based on New York‘s Lyricist Lounge showcases. Recording sessions took place at Temple of Soul, at Firehouse Studios, at Animation Sound, at Ozone Studios, at Soundtrack Studios, at Poke’s Crib, at […]

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GRUESOME DISCOVERY ‘Highly decomposed’ body found wrapped in a blanket under debris in a ‘hoarder’s room’ by workers cleaning home

A HIGHLY decomposed body has been found wrapped in a blanket inside a hoarder’s room, police have said. The rotting corpse was discovered by a contractor at an unoccupied home in Staten Island, New York on Tuesday. Cops described the location where the body was found as a “hoarder’s room”. It was discovered under a […]

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Drake Responds To Troll By Following His Wife On Instagram, Sliding Into Her DMs: ‘I’m Here For You Ma’

Drake responded to a troll in the most Drake way possible. The hilarious interaction started when Drake went on Instagram to defend Tee Morant, the father of NBA superstar Ja Morant. Responding to a post that claimed that the dedicated father is “approaching LaVar Ball levels of annoyance,” the rapper said he would support his […]

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IT WAS ON THIS DATE MAY 4, 1984 THE MOTION MOVIE PICTURE BREAKIN THE MUSICAL MOVIE WAS RELEASED

Breakin’ (also known as Breakdance in the United Kingdom and Break Street ’84 in other regions[4]) is a 1984 American breakdancing-themed musical film directed by Joel Silberg and written by Charles Parker and Allen DeBevoise based on a story by Parker, DeBevoise and Gerald Scaife. The film’s setting was inspired by a 1983 documentary titled […]

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IT WAS ON THIS DATE, MAY 4 1993 RUN DMC RELEASED THEIR SIXTH STUDIO ALBUM DOWN WITH THE KING

Down with the King is the sixth studio album by American hip hop group Run-D.M.C., released on May 4, 1993, by Profile Records. The album was produced by Pete Rock, Q-Tip, EPMD, DJ Kay Gee of Naughty by Nature, Jam Master Jay, The Bomb Squad, Daniel Shulman, Run-D.M.C., Chyskills, Jermaine Dupri and Clifton “Specialist” Dillon. […]

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Jay Electronica Calls Out Wack 100 Over Nation of Islam Comments: ‘I Got That Fire You Looking For’

Jay Electronica is fed up with Wack 100’s recent comments about the Nation of Islam. The acclaimed MC took to Instagram and Twitter on Monday to respond to the manager’s recent claims made during a Clubhouse conversation with Brother Ben X. The moment came when Wack inquired about the money raised during the 1995 Million […]

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IT WAS ON THIS DATE MAY 3 1992 WU TANG CLAN RELEASED THEIR DEBUT SINGLE PROTECT YA NECK

Protect Ya Neck” is the debut single by American hip hop group Wu-Tang Clan, released in 1992. The song is featured on the group’s debut studio album Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers). It is produced by RZA and features eight of the original nine Wu-Tang members. Protect Ya Neck” was the first Wu-Tang song bringing […]

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Megan Thee Stallion Proves Why She’s That Girl on the 2022 Met Gala Red Carpet

Megan Thee Stallion Proves Why She’s That Girl on the 2022 Met Gala Red CarpetI mean, the looks don’t get much better than this! One thing Megan Thee Stallion does not do is disappoint the people! The Hot Girl Coach gave the hotties—and everybody else—EXACTLY what they wanted for her Met Gala ensemble: an entire […]

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Oakland Sheriffs Recover $190K, Along with Meth, LSD, MDA & More in Huge Drug Bust

In an epic drug bust that took place at the Oakland International Airport, local authorities confiscated $190,920 in cash, along with a wide-ranging variety of narcotics. It’s being reported that the drugs were initially discovered by a K9 named Luna, who helped the police recover 86.8 grams of ketamine, 3.5 pounds of meth, 1.2 pounds […]

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Victim of broad-daylight NYC execution threw girlfriend to ground before he was shot: cops

The man who was executed in broad daylight on the Upper West Side over the weekend was brawling with his girlfriend and “threw her to the ground” right before he was killed, police sources said Monday. Ronald Thomas, 27, of Virginia was in the city visiting his cousin when he was shot in the head […]

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IT WAS ON THIS DATE MAY 2, 1995 MASTA ACE INCORPORATED RELEASED THEIR SECOND STUDIO ALBUM SITTING ON CHROME

Sittin’ on Chrome is the second and final studio album by American hip hop group Masta Ace Incorporated and the third album by Brooklyn-based rapper Masta Ace. It was released on May 2, 1995, through Delicious Vinyl. Recording sessions took place at Firehouse Studios in Brooklyn. Production was handled by Masta Ace under his producer moniker ‘Ase One’, as well as the Bluez Brothas, Louie […]

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IT WAS ON THIS DATE MAY 1, 2001 PETE ROCK RELEASED HIS SECOND STUDIO ALBUM PETESTRUMENTALS

PeteStrumentals is the second studio album from hip hop producer/rapper Pete Rock. The album is a Instrumental hip hop album and its the second installment of BBE Records Beat Generation series, following Jay Dee’s Welcome to Detroit album. The instrumental songs were originally recorded between 1990 and 1995, but were remixed and continued when putting […]

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New Biggie Biography Suggest Tupac and the Notorious B.I.G. Were “Close”“These guys were incredibly close,” said author, Justin Tinsley.

In a new biography called “It Was All a Dream: Biggie and the World That Made Him” by Justin Tinsley, the book is suggesting infamous rivals Notorious B.I.G. and Tupac were “close.” In a podcast interview with Rolling Stone Music Now, Tinsley tells the outlet how they were “incredibly close” and referred to the two […]

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NEW EDITION’S MICHAEL BIVINS APPOINTED CREATIVE DIRECTOR OF HARLEM FESTIVAL OF CULTURE

New Edition member and entertainment executive Mike Bivins has been appointed creative director of the recently created Harlem Festival of Culture. According to Billboard, the Harlem Festival of Culture (HFC), slated to make its debut in 2023, will have Bell Biv DeVoe‘s Bivins as its creative director. The festival is inspired by the Summer of […]

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New photo of 4 men wanted in Queens triple shooting, Mayor Adams to hold crime meeting

FRESH MEADOWS, Queens (WABC) — Police released a photo of four men wanted for questioning in the Queens shooting that wounded an innocent 14-year-old girl walking home from school. Authorities believe the shooting, which happened Wednesday afternoon on 188th Street in Fresh Meadows, was gang related. Two other 18-year-old men were struck, and it is […]

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Ray J Says Video of Kanye West Giving Kim Kardashian Remaining Footage of Her Sex Tape Is a Lie

Ray J is claiming the video of Kanye West giving Kim Kardashian the remaining footage of Ray J and Kim’s infamous sex tape is straight cap. On Thursday night (April 28), Ray J commented under a blog post about the recent video, which aired as a dramatic scene on the latest episode of Keeping Up […]

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Billionaire Jay-Z Just Participated In The $33M Investment Of This Beauty Brand

Jay-Z just backed premier beauty brand Madison Reed in an investment totaling $33 million, Forbes reports. The round was led by Sandbridge Capital and Jay-Z’s Marcy Venture Partners also participated in the round. What’s more, the investment brings the San Francisco-based company’s total capital to nearly $220 million, according to Bloomberg. How The Funding Will […]

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IT WAS ON THIS DATE APRIL 29, 2008 THE ROOTS RELEASED THEIR EIGHTH STUDIO ALBUM RISING DOWN

Rising Down is the eighth studio album by the American hip hop band The Roots, released on April 28, 2008, on Def Jam Recordings. The album’s title is adapted from William T. Vollmann’s book Rising Up and Rising Down: Some Thoughts on Violence, Freedom and Urgent Means (2004). Expanding on the dark, dense production and […]

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Joe Budden Reveals He Left “Everyday Struggle” Over $10k/Month

Joe Budden was a guest on DJ Akademik’s “Off the Record” podcast, where the two discussed Budden’s departure from “Everyday Struggle.” As we reported previously, former co-hosts, Joe Budden and DJ Akademiks, recently reunited to record an episode of Ak’s Spotify podcast Off the Record. Apparently, the conversation was a doozy because Ak has decided […]

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D.C. Mom Who Said She Threw Away Infant Son’s Body Allegedly Stabbed to Death by Baby’s Father

LaDonia Boggs had allegedly confessed to disposing her 2-month-old son’s body in the trash in a recording in May last year A woman who allegedly confessed to putting her 2-month-old son’s body in the trash after she claimed he died while he was sleeping has been killed. LaDonia Boggs, 39, was allegedly stabbed to death […]

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6-month-old boy dropped from 2nd floor balcony in Brooklyn, mother undergoes psychiatric evaluation

A 6-month-old boy is in critical condition at the hospital after he was dropped from a second-floor balcony in Brooklyn Thursday Police said the infant was dropped from the balcony of a home on 51st Street in the Sunset Park section around 4:50 a.m. He was taken to Maimonides Medical Center with multiple scrapes, abrasions, […]

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Video Shows Kanye West Giving Kim Kardashian the Remaining Footage of Kim’s Sex Tape

The new episode of Keeping Up With the Kardashians showed the dramatic moment when Kanye West gave Kim Kardashian the remaining footage of her sex tape with Ray J. The latest episode of the drama-filled reality show aired last night (April 27), and featured the day where Kanye West comes through with the last bit […]

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Queen Latifah returns home for groundbreaking affordable housing project

Queen Latifah has officially broken ground on an affordable housing project in her hometown of Newark, New Jersey. The entertainer returned to her birthplace to kick off the groundbreaking ceremony to transform the community responsible for her upbringing. Revealed publicly in 2016, the project is spearheaded by BlueSugar Corp. where Latifah serves as a co-president. […]

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IT WAS ON THIS DATE APRIL 28, 1993 FREESTYLE FELLOWSHIP RELEASED THEIR SECOND STUDIO ALBUM INNERCITY GRIOTS

Innercity Griots is the second studio album by American hip hop group Freestyle Fellowship. It was released on April 28, 1993 on 4th & B’way Records and distributed through Island Records. Nathan Bush of AllMusic gave the album 5 stars out of 5, praising the group’s creativity and range as well as the album’s production, […]

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IT WAS ON THIS DATE APRIL 28, 1998 BIG PUN RELEASED HIS DEBUT STUDIO ALBUM CAPITOL PUNISHMENT

Capital Punishment is the debut studio album by American rapper Big Pun, released by RCA Records, Loud Records and Fat Joe’s Terror Squad Productions. Released on April 28, 1998, it is the only album released during his lifetime. The album peaked at number five on the Billboard 200 charts and number one on the Top […]

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