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The Migos had a concert the other night at Georgia Southern University. The night ended when police showed up, stopped the music, and arrested Quavo, Offset, and several members of their crew. Quavo and Offset were arrested for marijuana posession, possession of a schedule II narcotic, and possession of a firearm. Since they were performing on school property they were charged with carrying a gun on the grounds. To make things worse Offset was released from prison in October 2013 after doing 10 months for parole violation. He was charged with gun possession by a convicted felon. There is no word on why Takeoff was not charged. Developing!
MC Lyte will be releasing “Legend” which is her first album in 12 years. I 2003 Lyte released Da Undaground Heat Vol. 1 as a part of Record Store Day. The release was limited and only on vinyl. Will you be listening?
TIDAL has not gotten off to a fast start. The other day news broke that Andy Chen, who is the CEO of TIDAL’s parent company Aspiro, was forced out along with 25 other employees. Aspiro was acquired by Jay Z last month for $56 million dollars. A statement was released…
“TIDAL’s new interum CEO is Peter Tonstad – a former CEO of parent company Aspiro Group. He has a better understanding of the industry and a clear vision for how the company is looking to change the status quo. He’s streamlining resources to ensure talent is maximized to enhance the customer experience. We’ve eliminated a handful of positions and refocused our company-wide talent to address departments that need support and cut redundancies. TIDAL’s offices globally will remain and grow: we are already hiring for several new positions now. We’re excited about our future and what’s in-store for fans who want the best listening experience.”
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 .. 🙂
The saga continues! After being in the hospital for over two weeks with little brain activity, the Houston and Brown family have reportedly decided to take Bobbi Kristina off of life support tomorrow on February 11th. The grandmother Cissy Houston is said to want it to happen tomorrow because it is the anniversary of Whitney Houston’s death. Sources close to the family allegedly say letting go of Bobbi on Feb. 11th will “keep the mother and daughter together for eternity.” Authorities are still investigating to see if there was any foul play.
Beyonce released a behind the scenes video from her “Precious Lord Take My Hand” performance at the 2015 Grammy’s and explained why it was so important for HER to sing that song..
“My grandparents marched with Dr. King. My father was a part of the first generation of Black men that attended an all-White school. My father has grown up with a lot of trauma from those experiences. I feel like now I can sing for his pain. I can sing for my grandparents’ pain. I can sing for some of the families that have lost their sons.”
Nicki Minaj’s 3rd studio album has been pushed back to December 15th. Last night the Queen of Rap released her deluxe album cover created by the Kanye West team DONDA. The art shows Minaj’s thumb print in Pink..some say purple, either way this is a transitioning point for the heavyweight artist. Minaj has said the album will be something other female rappers can follow to achieve success. The woman pretty much is saying this is a manual to step your game up! Continuing to sprint far ahead of her competition it seems like lyrically, business wise, and creatively Nicki Minaj has the game on lock. Nicki will be hosting the MTV EMA’s in Glasgow, Scotland on November 9th. She will be hosting and performing all while still being nominated.
Suge Knight and Katt Williams have been arrested for robbery charges that come from a incident with a photographer. Bail for Katt Williams is at $75,000 and Suge Knight’s bail is set at $1 million who has a prior conviction for assault with a deadly weapon. If convicted Katt will serve 7 years and Suge will serve 30 to life. A video has now surfaced of Suge warning a male photographer about taking pictures without permission, he then turns to the woman videographer and called her a “bitch” and accused her of taking pictures of his son. The photographer who was offended denies taking pictures. Suge replied “I got a bitch to come beat your motherf*ckin ass.” Both Katt and Suge deny the robbery.
Roc Nation Sports just gained another football player. Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant has been trying to get a deal with the Cowboys during off season, but the two sides were not able to have an agreement. His contract for $11.8 million expires at the end of the season. Dez says “I feel like it fits me.” “It fits what I’m trying to do, what I’m trying to accomplish in life. I want to be the best that I can possibly be. It ain’t about the contract. It’s about me branding myself being and icon for these kids. I love kids and they look up to me.” Welcome to Roc Nation Sports Dez Bryant and good luck!
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Dallas Nurse Amber Vinson is now Ebola free sources report. Amber was the second Dallas nurse to become infected after treating the first Ebola patient to die on U.S. soil. She will continue to receive treatment as she regains strength. The biggest concern about this situation was when it was found out that Amber had boarded a round trip flight from Dallas to Cleveland before aware she had the virus. Her colleague Nina Pham is still receiving treatment for the virus.
Yesterday reports were going wild surrounding YMCMB’s Tyga speaking against his label any saying how he doesn’t get along with Nicki Minaj and Drake. He expressed how he would like to go independent and that he think Drake is fake but he likes his music. Well Drake decided to go on Instagram late last night and “liked” several pictures of Tyga’s baby’s mother Blac Chyna. Does this seem like a publicity stunt or is their really issues within the YMCMB camp?
Fashion designer Oscar de la Renta passed away on Monday after a long battle with cancer. The cause of death is not known yet but he was 82 years old. Oscar became a household name when he started designing gowns for former first ladies like, Nancy Reagon, Laura Bush, and Hilary Clinton. Oscar has also made a name for himself by designing for Oprah Winfrey and Cameron Diaz.
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