As T.I. prepares to go behind bars in March, he will have the cameras rolling in an effort to set teens on the right course.
The Associated Press reports that Tip’s upcoming MTV reality show “T.I’s Road to Redemption: 45 Days to Go” will be premiering next month, and the Atlanta rap giant hopes the show will scare teens straight.
The rapper, born Clifford Harris, was convicted of felony gun charges last year and as part of his plea… Continue
Here’s the report:
A Texas death row inmate with a history of mental problems pulled out his only good eye, authorities said Friday.
Andre Thomas told officers he ate it.
Thomas, 25, was arrested for the fatal stabbings of his estranged wife, their young son and her 13-month-old daughter in March 2004. Their hearts also had been ripped out. He was convicted and condemned for the infant's death.
*Another big city (black) mayor is in deep doo doo over their conduct in office. Friday, Baltimore Mayor Sheila A. Dixon was charged today by the state prosecutor in a 12-count indictment, becoming the city's first sitting mayor indicted on criminal offenses.
The Baltimore Sun and other outlets are reporting that Dixon was charged with four counts of perjury and two counts of theft over $500, as well as theft under $500, fraudulent… Continue
Jim Jones along with being an artist now has landed an executive role at Koch records:
“It feels good to know that the hard work has been recognized by the same people that have helped me get to this point in my career,” Jones added.
“They recognize that I’m not only an artist but a person that can smell talent and be able to mold a… Continue
Seems things are just getting harder and harder...
Ain't no freaking jobs, money, or food around this
freaking place... I guess that's just how shit is here.
Well hopefully things go better for tomorrow because
God knows I need it bad....
CNN reports "OAKLAND, Calif. - Heavy police presence greeted Bay Area Rapid Transit commuters Thursday, a day after more than 100 people were arrested in violent protests over the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man by a transit police officer. At least three cars were set on fire, store windows were smashed and a police cruiser was vandalized in what started as a peaceful demonstration Wednesday over the Jan. 1 shooting of Oscar Grant. Police in riot gear threw tear gas… Continue
It must be good to be the boss. While others are scrambling to eat in these trying times, Rick Ross is continuing to feast. The unofficial mayor of the M-I Yayo is starting off the new year by taking it back to the streets, linking with Atlanta’s own DJ Infamous for what promises to be the first of many collaborations on DJ Infamous Presents Rick Ross: Still The Trillest. XXLmag.com caught up with Ross and Infamous, to chop it up on the Boss’ return… Continue
The BART police officer that pulled the trigger and sparked another riot based on injustice has resigned:
Scheduled to meet with BART police investigators today, the BART Police officer involved in the tragic shooting New Year’s Day at Fruitvale Station submitted his resignation effective immediately. On Monday, the officer’s attorney postponed a meeting that had been scheduled by BART investigators for Tuesday and sought to defer the meeting… Continue
Ne-yo is fed up. With us, we’re sure. Yesterday evening he used his blog to address the light-skinned comment, his questioned tendencies, and him peeping through Jeezy’s window:
One rule of being a gentleman is to keep your cool and composure at all cost, but right about now I gotta loosen up this tie and take off this expensive suit jacket and talk to the people for a minute. The haters especially.
*It's game over for Pacman Jones. The troubled Dallas Cowboys cornerback, who was suspended six games for an off-field scuffle and made little impact on the field, was released from the team on Wednesday.
His release will become official Feb. 9, the first day NFL teams can make waiver requests, reports the Associated Press.
The Cowboys traded for Jones despite the cornerback's suspension for the 2007 season after multiple off-field… Continue
*After 11 years of marriage, R. Kelly is a free man again. According to a statement from his lawyers on Thursday, the R&B singer/songwriter/producer and his wife, Andrea Lee Kelly, are officially divorced.
"The parties have reached an amicable resolution concerning all issues related to their marriage and will share joint custody of their three children," the announcement said. "The details of this agreement will remain confidential and the… Continue
*Essence.com sat down recently with Voletta Wallace, the mother of late rapper Christopher "Notorious B.I.G," to promote the upcoming film about her famous son, "Notorious."
During the discussion, posted in its entirety at Essence.com, Ms. Wallace said that even she discovered some things about her son that she hadn't previously known – including the nature of his relationship with rapper Lil Kim.