Chile over the weekend Nelly was arrested on charges of felony possession of drugs, simple possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. Trooper Michael Loftis pulled over a coach bus that was carrying Nelly and five others around 9:20am on Saturday because it failed to display the stickers mandated by the U.S. DOT and International Fuel Tax Association. The trooper smelled marijuana and felt it was appropriate to conduct a probable cause search of the bus. A plastic bag containing five colored crystal-type rocks that tested positive for meth, as well as a small amount of marijuana and other drug paraphernalia. Multiple guns were also discovered such as a gold plated 50 caliber Desert Eagle pistol, a 45 caliber Tarus pistol, and a 500 magnum Smith and Wesson. Nelly was taken to jail. Developing!
Seems like that artists who exclusively release music on Tidal, which happens to be the new streaming service headed by Jay Z, just might suffer on the charts. Even though the service has said to pay the highest royalty percentage to these artists, this is still something to consider. According to a study and report from Billboard, if an artist puts out a song on Tidal the song will chart lower on Billboard’s Hot 100 since the service isn’t as popular as other platforms like iTunes and Spotify. Of course Billboard came up with these chart positions by assuming a song released on Tidal would possibly suffer 95% decline in streams compared to being on other on-demand music services. Lets see what happens with Tidal!
Kanye West did a surprise show in Armenia which is Kim Kardashian’s homeland. Yeezy opened the show with a few popular hits and the whole city surrounded Swan Lake, in center city. Kanye took things a bit far and jumped in the lake while performing. The crowd followed Kanye to the lake and the police called off the rest of the performance. The West’s are leaving Armenia and headed for Israel. Wonder what’s going to happen next .. 🙂
A woman named Elysse Mata who was 19 weeks pregnant was told by a doctor that she was carrying conjoined twins. Elysse gave birth 12 weeks later to Knatalye Hope and Adeline Faith Mata, twin girls joined at the chest and abdomen. Just last week the 10 month old girls went under 26 hours of surgery at Texas Children’s Hospital. The team had been preparing for the surgery for months. The condition of the girls now is described as “stable as can be.”
Common and John Legend not only performed “Glory” at last nights Oscars, but won the Academy Award for Best Original Song from the film Selma. Common joins Three 6 Mafia and Eminem as the only Hip Hop acts to be awarded an Oscar.
Ever since Bobbi Kristina has been hospitalized, rumors have been all over the place regarding her partner Nick Gordon’s visitation rights. Bobby Brown’s lawyer says that Nick has had the opportunity to see Bobbi but failed to meet visitation conditions. Nick Gordon jumped on Twitter and said that if Bobbi Kristina just hears his voice and massages her, plays her favorite music he believes it will help. Still developing..
Did you study the above picture? Take a GOOD look! How do you feel? Is Macklemore really that great? No shade, but I see a few names listed that were more deserving. There has always been controversy surrounding urban music and the Grammy’s. Last year Macklemore won “Best Rap Album” over Kendrick Lamar’s good kid, m.A.A.d. city album. Snoop Dogg took to Instagram to post the above picture with the caption “F*ck the Grammys. We need a Hip Hop show for real n*ggaz and real MCs.” Obviously Snoop was showing his disapproval for the Grammy’s choices on Rap. Is Snoop reaching or is he just telling it like it is?
Does Missy Elliot have a comeback album in the works? She might! After her surprise appearance at the Super Bowl halftime show, Missy decided to start cooking up in the studio with Timbaland. The other night on Twitter Missy tweeted “Me and Timbaland bk 2 the drawing board studio dirty beats!” The album will be Missy’s first in over a decade. Are you excited to hear new music from Missy Elliot?!
Lebron James has other talents to show off apparently. The NBA’s first fashion show All Star Style will be produced by James’ Springhill Production Company and is set to air during All-Star Weekend on Valentines’s Day at 6:30pm EST on TNT. You can see players like James Harden, Demarcus Cousins, Chandler Parsons, and Klay Thompson hit the runway. There will be three segments: attire worn to the game, dressing for the boardroom, and a night out on the town. The show is one hour, will you be watching??
Yesterday the Grand Jury made the decision not to bring charges against Officer Daniel Pantaleo for the choking death of Eric Garner. Now the Justice Department says that an investigation will be launched on a federal level through a statement that was released by U.S. District Attorney for the Eastern District of New York. Loretta Lynch says.. “Since the death of Eric Garner in July, our office has monitored this case carefully. At the outset, informed by prior experience and in keeping with the standard practice in these types of cases in New York, the local investigation proceeded first. As the Attorney General explained earlier tonight, because the local investigation has come to a close, the Justice Department will now move forward with its own independent inquiry to determine whether federal civil rights laws have been violated. The investigation will be conducted by the U.S. Attorney’s Office and the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division. The investigation will be fair and thorough, and it will be conducted as expeditiously as possible.”
North Carolina’s own J. Cole has some lyrics on his new album “2014 Forrest Hills Drive” that have people talking. On a track called “Fire Squad” Cole somewhat calls out Eminem, Iggy Azalea, Macklemore and Justin Timberlake for possibly being culture vultures in Hip Hop. The rapper spit on the track .. “History repeats itself and that’s just how it goes / Same way that these rappers always bite each other’s flows/ Same thing that my nigga Elvis did with rock ‘n’ roll / Justin Timberlake, Eminem and then Macklemore.” “While silly nigga argue over who gon’ snatch the crown / Look around my nigga, White people have snatched the sound / This year I’ll be probably go to the awards dappered down / Watch Iggy win a Grammy as I try to crack a smile/I’m just playin’, but all good jokes contain true shit / Same rope you climb up on. They’ll hang you with.” How do those lyrics make you feel?
Last night after the Grand Jury decided not to indict Officer Daniel Pantaleo for the death of Eric Garner many celebrities and artists took to social media to express themselves. One of those artists was Azealia Banks. Azealia made a few hot and fiery points while saying a few things on people’s minds. The rappers was quoted saying .. “The media is trying to scare black people into believing that our lives are worthless.” “I need to sit down with the NAACP and talk about how we’re going to fix this sh*t we call “Black America” cause it’s a f*cking mess.” “First reform needs to be public school texts books… The indoctrination of the young black mind begins in those school books.” “its funny to see people Like Igloo Australia silent when these things happen… Black Culture is cool, but black issues sure aren’t huh?” “If you’re down to ride with us b*tch you gotta RIDE ALL THE WAY. ” Banks then sent a warning to T.I. who is always chiming in trying to fix Iggy’s problems. “AND I DARE THAT SHOE-SHINING COON T.I TO SAY SOMETHING.” -Banks Does Azealia Banks have a point or is she just talking?