Meek Mill Denied Bail After Being Deemed A “Danger” To Philly Community

On Monday, December 4, Meek Mill request to be released on bail was denied by Judge Genece Brinkley. Meek’s bail request was reportedly shut down by the controversial judge because she views him as a “danger” to the community and flight risk. Reports also state that Judge Brinkley suggested Meek may have used a detox capsule to pass his drug test.  Meek’s attorneys have since asked Judge Brinkley to recuse herself from the case, but to no avail.

Judge Reportedly Claims Meek Mill Is A “Danger To The Community,” Denies Bail Request


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Nas Allegedly Taking Ex-Wife Kelis To Court Over Visitation Rights With His Son

Rapper Nas is reportedly upset with his unofficial visitation arrangement with ex-wife and singer, Kelis.  Court documents stated that Nas has tried to “work cooperatively with Kelis over the years,” but Kelis only “allows him to exercise his custody with their son when she deems it convenient for her.”  A preliminary plan reportedly put together by Nas and his legal team asks to spend time with their son, Knight Jones, on the first, third and fifth weekend of every month. Knight is the pair’s only son. They divorced after 5 years of marriage in 2010.

Nas Reportedly Accuses Kelis Of Keeping Him From 8-Year-Old Son


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LL Cool J Is The First Rapper To Receive A Kennedy Center Honor

LL Cool J is one of hip hop’s most decorated and honored artists, and on Sunday night he received a Kennedy Center Honor. The man born James Todd Smith, became the first rapper to achieve the distinction. Other 2017 honorees included Gloria Estefan, Lionel Richie and Norman Lear. 

LL Cool J Celebrates Kennedy Center Honor


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Kodak Black To Pay Over $4K A Month In Child Support

Kodak Black has agreed to dole out more than $4,000 a month in child support for his toddler son, King Khalid. The child support agreement comes after months of issues between the rapper and King’s mother, Jammiah Broomfield, over payments and custody of their son. According to the specifics of the agreement, the 20-year-old will pay $4,200 a month to Broomfield until 2033.  Kodak will also handle any health insurance costs.

Kodak Black Ordered to Pay Over $4,000 Child Support


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Meek Mill And Roc Nation Hit With Second Wrongful Death Lawsuit For Concert Shooting

Meek Mill, along with Roc Nation, has been hit with another wrongful death lawsuit for a concert shooting at Wallingford, Conn.’s Oakdale Theatre. It’s the second such suit Meek’s faced this year, both stemming from the same shooting. Meek and Roc Nation are being sued by the family of Jaquan Graves, who was shot in the parking lot of the Wallingford concert last December. The lawsuit claims Graves had just left the venue when he was shot. The damages that the Graves estate is looking for haven’t been disclosed.

Meek Mill Sued Again Over Deadly Concert Shooting


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N.E.R.D Team Up With Future For New Track Titled ‘1000’

N.E.R.D. have shared a new track featuring Future, from their new album ‘No_One Ever Really Dies,’ which will be released on December 15.  N.E.R.D. consists of Pharrell Williams, Chad Hugo and Shay Haley, and they last released an album in 2010 with ‘Nothing.’ Along with Future, Rihanna and Andre 3000, the album will also feature guest appearances from Ed Sheeran, Kendrick Lamar, MIA, Gucci Mane and Wale.

Future joins N.E.R.D. for new single “1000”


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DMX Finally Drops His “Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer” Cover

The holiday season is here and that means DMX singing “Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer” is back.  This year, X has kicked it up a notch by actually releasing a studio version of his ever-popular cover.  His rendition features all of his signature quirks and ad-libs that were present in the viral video, but now he’s got an instrumental to go along with it. Producer Divine Bars, who has worked with X in the past,  is also credited as the artist for the track.

DMX’s “Rudolph the Red-Nose Reindeer” is the Christmas Song We Always Needed


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Meek Mill’s Legal Motion To Leave Jail On Probation Denied

Meek Mill and his legal issues seemed to be gaining some positive progress with Jay-Z and Al Sharpton lending time to his probation violation, but the Philadelphia rapper hit yet another roadblock to freedom yesterday after a legal motion aimed at hopefully gaining freedom was denied.  Meek’s situation is largely stalled because of the Judge’s reported refusal to examine the motion although she has a limited time to review the matter. Meek’s legal team is still working to seek release for their client, citing the harsh sentencing for the probation violation.

Meek Mill denied emergency bail motion



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JAY-Z & Kendrick Lamar Dominate Hip Hop-Heavy List As 2018 Grammy Nominees Are Announced

JAY-Z and Kendrick Lamar are the frontrunners at the 2018 Grammy Awards, notching an impressive eight and seven nominations, respectively.  Lil Uzi Vert and SZA scored nominations for Best New Artist, along with Alessia Cara and Khalid, both of whom appeared on Logic’s “1-800-273-8255.”  And Cardi B’s “Bodak Yellow” earned a nod for Best Rap Song and Best Rap Performance.  The 60th Grammy Awards will air live from New York City’s Madison Square Garden on January 28.

The Grammy 2018 Nominees: Jay-Z and Kendrick Dominate in a Hip-Hop-Heavy Field


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Erykah Badu Kneeled In Support Of Colin Kaepernick At Soul Train Awards

Erykah Badu opened up her night as host of the 2017 Soul Train Awards in a different fashion. Instead of the usual music number, the R&B songstress opted for kneeling in support of Colin Kaepernick and his ongoing activism efforts.  When Badu graced the stage to raucous applause, she quickly got to her point and kneeled onstage at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas. The arena stood in unison as Badu kneeled with most applauding and others raising a right fist in support.

Erykah Badu Kneels For Colin Kaepernick While Hosting The 2017 Soul Train Awards


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