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NBA Youngboy Lamenting Grievances With His Record Label, Bolstered By Meek Mill With Similar Lamentations.

Are NBA Youngboy and Meek Mill signaling they are looking for deals? Often when artists air their grievances publicly, it is generally taken as a indication that they are ready to move on… Time will tell.

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 In a recent interview with DJ Akademiks, NBA Youngboy opened up about several things going on in his life including his legal situation, and his record label, among several other topics.

Several thousand fans tuned in Tuesday (1/26) on ‘Clubhouse‘ to hear what the young rapper had to say about new music and generally what’s going on with him. At one point when the convo turned to his music, YB stated he wanted to stop being a slave to his label, Atlantic Records adding that he don’t see a big check for the numbers he generate.


The Dream Chasers rapper, Meek Mill who last year dropped his ‘Expensive Pain’ album on Atlantic Records, has also recently aired out his issues with the label, albeit, using Twitter, and claiming he hasn’t received money from his music and is looking to pursue legal action.

The Philly based rapper took to Twitter on Tuesday (2/1/22) to air out his grievances, saying Atlantic won’t let him “drop music until 9 months after my last album got blackballed” despite making the label “100’s of millions.” 

 ‘Expensive Pain‘ hit the ground running, after it debuted at #3 on the Billboard 200 in October and was supported afterwards with a rollout that saw his album artwork, commissioned by Atlantic Records who enlisted Nina Chanel for the creation…. Though it was noted briefly by Mill, it is unclear about his references to being “blackballed.’

Mill also discussed his relationship with Roddy Rich noting that the “label [separated] us instantly when the millions came in from him,” and said Atlantic tried to do the same thing with Meek and Rick Ross.

Meek became a noted supporter of Roddy in the beginning when the Compton rapper hopped on Meek’s outing entitled “Message To Nipsey,” released in early 2020.

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Los Angeles District Attorney Will Not File Felony Charges Against The Man Who Attacked Dave Chappelle At Comedy Show

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Comedian Dave Chappelle’ lawyer says the comedian is unhappy with Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón’s decision not to file felony charges against the man who allegedly attacked him on stage.

“It’s a travesty of justice that Gascón is refusing to prosecute this case as a felony,” Gabriel Colwell told the New York Post on Friday. “The city attorney, who filed the case, is doing his job but DA Gascón should also do his job and charge this as a felony.

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“… Entertainers in LA need to know this is a justice system that will protect them. There is no question here that when someone is violently assaulted by another in possession of a deadly weapon that it should be charged as a felony.”

Colwell echoed those comments to Rolling Stone magazine, telling the publication: “This is what Mr. Chappelle wants. Mr. Chappelle wants this case charged as a felony. … Ten thousand people saw Dave Chappelle assaulted on stage at the Hollywood Bowl last Tuesday night, and the assailant had a deadly weapon on him. The fact that this isn’t charged as a felony case by the DA is insane.”

Isaiah Lee, 23, was charged Thursday by the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office with single misdemeanor charge of battery, possession of a weapon with intent to assault, unauthorized access to the stage area during a performance and commission of an act that delays an event or interferes with a performer. He appeared in court Tuesday for a bail review hearing during which bail remained set at $30,000.

Lee is due back in court May 20 after pleading not guilty to the four misdemeanor counts.

Earlier Thursday, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced that it would not file any felony charges against Lee.

“After reviewing the evidence, prosecutors determined that while criminal conduct occurred, the evidence as presented did not constitute felony conduct,” according to a statement from the District Attorney’s Office.

The office opted to refer the case to the City Attorney’s Office, which handles misdemeanor prosecutions.


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​Hip-Hop’s Queen Latifah Breaks Ground On Community-Driven Real Estate Project In Newark

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Queen Latifah returned home to Newark on Tuesday, warmly welcomed by fans, family and public officials at a groundbreaking ceremony for a mixed-use project she is partnering with local developers to build on a block with a troubled past.

“I was born here, St. Michael’s Hospital, so this is definitely my home,” said Latifah, 52, who spent some of her early years in neighboring East Orange and Irvington. But getting back to Newark, she added, “This is where Sarah Vaughn is from, so I’m proud to be from here.”

Latifah, an award-winning rapper, singer, and actor who stars in “The Equalizer” on CBS, appeared before a crowd of about 150 people gathered at the site of the RISE mixed-use project between Springfield and 19th Avenues, west of 16th Street, near the boundary of Central and West wards.

The project will include 60 two- and three-bedroom market-rate apartments in four townhouse clusters, and 16 affordable units in a separate building. It will also have space for healthcare or other professional offices and nonprofit organizations.

Rent for the market-rate units will start at around $1,800 a month, said officials of GonSosa Development, the company headed by Alberto and Yacinda Goncalves and Ricardo Sosa that is partnering with Latifah’s development company, Blue Sugar, on the project. Blue Sugar’s CEO is her longtime friend and fellow Newarker Tammy Hammond.

Construction began this winter on the first phase of the project, a dozen market-rate apartments in a three-story building designed to look like a townhouse cluster, which is expected to be completed this summer. Additional phases will be finished gradually, including the affordable units sometime in 2023, with the entire project done by early 2024.

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One Person shot outside DaBaby’s North Carolina home, police say

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 One person was reportedly shot and wounded outside the North Carolina home of rapper DaBaby, according to police, in a statement Thursday. but it was unclear if he himself was involved or hurt.

According to reports, DaBaby and at least one other person were at the home when the shooting happened Wednesday evening (4/13), Troutman Police Chief Josh Watson told The Associated Press. But he wouldn’t divulge who was shot or who did the shooting, citing an ongoing investigation. He said the injuries of the unidentified wounded person were not life-threatening. It has since been reported, the person was shot in the leg.

A spokesperson for the rapper didn’t immediately respond to RhythmNations email request for comment on Thursday.

Troutman, located in Iredell County, is 35 miles north of Charlotte.



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Snoop’s Death Row Records Mulling A Collab With Bad Boy Records Founder, P. Diddy?

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Vibe.Com reports that a possible future collaboration may take place in the near future between new Death Row Records owner, Snoop Dogg, and Bad Boy Records founder P. Diddy.

Per Vibe, in a new short film, Bac on Death Row, which was released a few days after the Super Bowl LVI HalfTime Show, where Snoop performed. The two music icons teased at the potential collaboration in a conversation at one point in the film while discussing their respective legacies and the gravity of the moment.

“Congratulations, King. Great move,” Diddy said while giving Snoop a round of applause via a FaceTime chat.

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Kirk Franklin’s Son, Kerrion, Under Arrest In Connection To Murder Of Missing Woman

the woman who has accused singer Chris Brown of drugging and raping her on a yacht in late December 2020. In text messages between Brown and the accuser which was exclusively obtained by Radar, Jane Doe, the woman is seen courting Brown in lewd language and bare-naked selfies almost immediately after the alleged rape took place.

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After publicly feuding with his father on multiple occasions, gospel icon Kirk Franklin’s son, 33 year old Kerrion, now apparently needs his dads help after being recently arrested by Beverly Hills, California police while driving the car of a woman who is allegedly ‘missing.’ franklin was reportedly also in possession of a gun when stopped and is reportedly currently being held on “no Bond.”

In a call the Bad Boys Club star reportedly made from inside the L.A County jail to the Larry Reid Live Podcast, where Franklin stated that he was arrested by 8 cars of police, and that it was a wrongful arrest that stemmed from a busted tail light. franklin also addressed the llegedly mising woman stating “whoever sol him the car was alive when he bought it, noting how he had owned the vehicle in question for almost a year.

Among other topics shared with the podcast host, the musician and film producer also stated he believed that his legal woes stemmed from his inner circle “changing.”

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