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Suge Knight Shot 6 Times at 1 OAK in LA

Sunday, August 24th, 2014

Suge Knight was reportedly shot 6 times during a MTV VMA Awards party hosted by Chris Brown at LA club 1 OAK last night. Very few details about what lead to the shooting are currently available, but shots were said to have rang out inside the club at around 1:30 am and at least two other clubgoers were also wounded. Celebrities like Game, Chris Brown and Tyson Beckford were present at the venue throughout the evening.

Knight is said to have walked out of the club despite his injuries and later underwent surgery. Right now he’s in ICU but is expected to recover.

UPDATED: Suge’s family has a released a statement about the incident.

“The family of Suge Knight ask that you keep Suge in your prayers and to stray away from the negativity portrayed by the media. Suge is currently resting and has lost a lot of blood, he’s human. He’s done a lot of things for the community and the culture as a whole so we ask that you respect that.”

There are also unconfirmed rumors that Suge has succumbed to his wounds and passed away.

UPDATED: The Daily Beast spoke to some witnesses about the shooting.

UPDATED: TMZ spoke to comedian Katt Williams, who was with Suge at the time of the shooting, and he claims Suge was not the intended target, but was actually trying to protect somebody else from the gunfire.

“Suge knows who shot Suge”

UPDATED: As expected, Suge has nothing to say to investigators about who may have shot him.

A source tells us when they asked about the shooting … Suge acted disoriented, asking, “I was shot?”

Previously: Suge Knight shot in Miami

J. Cole on the Ground in #Ferguson

Monday, August 18th, 2014

Not content to just dedicate “Be Free” to the memory of Michael Brown and call it a day, Jermaine traveled to Ferguson, MO yesterday to pay his respects at the location of Brown’s murder and speak with community members, protesters and police.

After things had seemingly settled down in the small Missouri town at the end of last week, shit continued to hit the fan last night after more aggressive action by law enforcement.

UPDATED: Beanie Sigel Released From Prison

Thursday, August 14th, 2014

Beans back. Sigel has reportedly been released from federal custody. There’s not a whole lot of info on his release as of yet except for this pic from Philly’s HipHopSince1987, but we’ll update as info becomes available.

UPDATED: Confirmed by Spade-O

More pics below.

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Kendrick Lamar’s Short Film m.A.A.d to Debut at Sundance Next Fest

Thursday, July 31st, 2014

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On August 9th, Kendrick Lamar and director Khalid Joseph will debut a 14-minute short film called m.A.A.d, which draws inspiration from K.Dot’s debut LP, good kid, m.A.A.d city. The film will help launch Sundance’s new Next Fest, a mini-film festival that will spotlight talented young directors on the rise.

A short description of the film from FADER‘s announcement:

“a kaleidoscope of storylines and ideas that defy typical categorization to explore new languages and new forms.”

That sounds awesome. Hit the jump to check out a flyer for Next Fest.

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J Dilla’s MPC Included in Smithsonian Exhibit

Friday, July 18th, 2014

Well this is pretty cool. Dilla’s MPC and custom made Moog synthesizer will be added to the collection at the Smithsonian Institute’s soon to launch Museum Of African American History And Culture. Above you can watch an announcement about the exhibit by Dilla’s mom, Ma Dukes Yancey, and a representative from the Institute at the recent D.C. Loves Dilla event.

So we’ve got Nas at Harvard and Dilla in the Smithsonian, now we just need to add Kool Herc’s mug to Mount Rushmore.

Spotted: OKP

Previously: J Dilla – Filth

Meek Mill To Spend 3-6 Months in Jail

Friday, July 11th, 2014

According to Philly’s Fox 29, Meek Mill has been taken into custody on a probation violation and will spend the next 3 to 6 months behind bars. The violation is apparently connected to “a number of recent incidents” that the rapper was involved in, one of which included the posting of a picture of a gun to one of his social media accounts. I bet that hating ass DA had something to do with this.

Read: Meek Mill To Spend 3 To 6 Months In County Jail

Previously: Meek Mill Is Not Feeling The Love From Wale

Kanye Played 20 Unheard Songs at a London Club

Monday, July 7th, 2014

After filling in for a sick Drake with a couple of show closing performances  at the Wireless Festival in London this past weekend, (one of which included a 20 minute rant that reportedly got him heavily booed by the audience), Kanye played an exclusive DJ set at an unidentified London club. According to attendees, as reported by Vulture, Ye treated listeners to an impromptu listening session of about 20 previously unheard tracks that are being described as “dark” and “hellish”.

Vulture reports:

Following his second set at London’s Wireless Festival last night, Kanye reportedly got behind the DJ booth and treated attendees of a private club event to about 20 never-before-heard tracks. While photos and videos were prohibited, a few details have leaked on social media, with one attendee describing the new songs as “dark,” “hellish,” and “ground-shaking.” Should Yeezy attempt to try to one-up Beyoncé by dropping 20 new music videos at the same time, we would not object.

Previously: French Montana Recorded 5 Songs with Kanye

Pharrell Getting Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

Friday, June 20th, 2014

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The Hollywood Walk of Fame Selection Committee on Thursday announced the list of 30 celebrities who will receive stars on the storied stretch of Hollywood Boulevard this year, and our boy Skateboard P is among the honorees. Obviously this is a huge honor, and in P’s case it is much deserved, but then when you realize that Pitbull is also getting a star, you have to wonder if they’re just handing these things out to anybody with a pulse these days. Kool & The Gang, Will Ferrell, Amy Poehler, Seth MacFarlane and Paul Rudd also made this year’s list.

Previously: Pharrell Receives The Key to VA Beach

Three Shot at Nas & ScHoolBoy Q Show in Denver

Friday, June 20th, 2014

Red Rocks Shooting

The Denver Post is reporting that three people were injured when shots rang out last night after a concert at the Red Rocks Amphitheatre featuring Nas, ScHoolBoy Q and Flying Lotus. As you can see from the image above, Q was temporarily detained by police for whatever reason, although according to the Jefferson Country Sheriff’s office Twitter feed and Pitchfork, he was not arrested and there are no suspects in custody. The three victims fled the scene in a vehicle and were later tracked down by police. All three are still alive.

Hit the jump for more pics from the scene.

UPDATED:  It turns out Q was riding in the car with the three shooting victims at the time of the attack, which may explain why he was temporarily detained. Denver police say they don’t think the attack was random.

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Video: Styles P & Jadakiss Open New Juice Bar in Yonkers

Wednesday, June 18th, 2014

Yesterday in my hometown, local boys made good, Styles P and Jadakiss were joined by Mayor Mike Spano to cut the ribbon on the new Juices For Life location at 211 Nepperhan Ave. If you’re familiar with the area, you know the store is just up the block from Whitney Young projects, (or 354 to locals), which is D-Block’s homebase. As it has been since I was a kid, this is a neighborhood plagued by drugs and violence, and with this new business, SP and Kiss aim to bring some positivity to the area.

Kiss noted during the ceremony:

“We want to bring unity to the youth who are engaging in all of this nonsense,” he said. “Here, you pretty much know everybody. As I said before, love is love is our slogan. We don’t tolerate no violence. We’re going to try to settle them down, give them a juice, and help them rectify whatever differences they’re going through, because violence and juice don’t go together.”

If you find yourself in the Bronx, you can also visit the OG Juices For Life location at 1026 Castle Hill Ave.

Be sure to pick up that #PhantomAndTheGhost LP if you haven’t already.

Previously: Styles P ft. Jadakiss & Rocko – Sour (Video) | Styles P ft. Chris Rivers – Never Trust (Video)