Three teens from St. Louis have been charged in connection with the wild crime spree Tuesday night that started with shoplifting from the South County Center.
Police say the trio is among a band of five that stole several pairs of jeans from the mall, punched a man in the face trying to take his car, stole a van and led police on a chase into the city before being captured.
A fourth suspect is a juvenile and remains in… Continue
NEW YORK (AP) _ Young Jeezy may seem like an unlikely political commentator, given his status as a gangsta rapper. But on his new CD, "The Recession," he talks about more than just hustling, putting in his two cents about the economy, struggling times and Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama.
The platinum-selling, Atlanta-based rapper is broadening his subject matter as he also tries to appeal to a wider audience. So far, it seems… Continue
*According to new statistics released this week, eight million U.S. blacks aged 18 and over are still not registered to vote. Young Jeezy plans to reduce that number today by at least one.
In conjunction with this week's release of his third solo album, "The Recession," the rapper is hosting a voter registration drive as part of a full day of events in his Atlanta hometown, including an in-store appearance, concert and star-studded release… Continue
Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, who will lose his job because he lied while under oath at a police whistle-blower trial, has just pledged to tell the truth as he prepares to admit his guilt as part of a plea deal he just struck with the Wayne County Prosecutor.
The deal calls for Kilpatrick to plead guilty to two felony counts of obstruction of justice by committing perjury, agreeing to serve four months in jail, pay up to $1 million in… Continue
Two men were charged Tuesday night for their alleged role in the slaying of two brothers on the opening night of the Miami-Dade County Fair in March, police said.
Carlton Williams, 20, and Norris Smith, 21, were arrested on charges of second-degree murder and armed robbery in the deaths of their pals, brothers Dion and Danzel Coppet, 17 and 20 years old.
Homicide detectives believe Williams, Smith and the Coppets had tried to rob a man… Continue
FORREST CITY, AR – Police say a Forrest City, Arkansas man has been charged with raping his 8 day-old baby.
According to a police report, officers were called to the Forrest City Medical Center, September 1, 2008, about a baby that had been sexually assaulted. Forrest City police say the baby also had a skull fracture and had to be transferred to the Arkansas Children’s Hospital in Little Rock because of the severity of the… Continue
Dead rapper Tupac “2Pac” Shakur, the hip-hop icon who sold more records after he was murdered than during his brief career, is the most overrated person in music, according to music magazine Blender.
Shakur tops a tongue-in-cheek list that also includes “places, trends and other junk in rock,” Blender said in its upcoming October issue, due on newsstands next week.
But while Shakur was a decent rapper with “insane rock-star charisma,”… Continue
WINONA, Miss. (AP) -- Curtis Giovanni Flowers will be tried the fifth time on September 22 for the shooting deaths of four people at a Winona furniture store in 1996.
Prosecutors will seek the death penalty.
Flowers is charged in the shooting deaths of shop owner Bertha Tardy and three of her employees.
Flowers has been convicted and sentenced to death in three previous trials involving the case, but each conviction was… Continue
Deputies Capture Suspected Murderer
Shelby County Sheriff’s Deputies helped capture a suspected murderer from Greenville Mississippi today. Deputies from the Sheriff’s Office SWAT Team, Street Crimes and Fugitive Bureaus, worked with the Mid-South Fugitive Task force and the Mississippi Gulf Coast Task force to make the arrest.
About one o’clock, Deputies and U.S. Marshals tracked Letarus Crawford, 32, of Greenville, to a southeast… Continue
Sandy "Pepa" Denton, of Salt and Pepa fame is the latest celeb to write a tell all. And while she tells a lot, she doesn't exactly tell all. She talks about one former lover who beats the shit out of her but doesn't give his name [sounds like Treach though]. Anyway, here are a couple of sound bites from Pep's promo tour where she talks about Left-Eye and her baby daddy, Treach. Continue
The Game’s new album L.A.X. debuted at numero dos:
The Game’s latest enters the chart at #2, selling more than 238,000 copies; his previous efforts sold significantly better. His 2005 LP The Documentary entered the chart on top with 587,000 scans, while the 2006 follow-up, Doctor’s Advocate, sold more than 358,000 units, to open at #1. Solange Knowles’ Sol-Angel and the Hadley St. Dreams bows at #9 with 46,000 sold.… Continue
*Fresh from his gold medal run as part of the U.S. basketball team in the Beijing Olympics, NBA star LeBron James will visit the Toronto International Film Festival this weekend for the debut of "More Than A Game," a documentary chronicling his rise to stardom.
The film also shows how he and four childhood friends overcame long odds to win a national championship in high school.
"We set out with a goal as kids and we wanted to… Continue
In 2008, many people are witnessing history unfold before their eyes as hints of racism, economic deficiency, and competitive political strategies surface. The state of the country has stimulated hip-hop social commentaries in the classic form of music, and rappers have been no stranger to using their voice to alert their audience to seek change in their environment.
With his album, The Recession, Young Jeezy has found his place in the industry… Continue
Tamera Wooden, the 4-year-old girl found dead in her mother's apartment over the weekend, died of deprivation of food and water - an unusual scenario for a child her age, even among cases of child fatalities that lead to criminal charges, officials said.
"This is kind of rare, from my experience," said Officer Chris Amos, a police spokesman. "Usually when it happens, they're infants."
One afternoon in late August, someone broke into one of Floyd Mayweather’s homes and made off with his personal jewelry. This week Mayweather issued a $100,000 cash reward for information leading to the return of his property.
Mayweather confirmed that the jewelry is estimated to be valued at $7 million and was taken from one of his Las Vegas homes. The offense occurred on August 17, between 7:00 and 9:00 p.m. The thieves apparently broke his… Continue
On Sunday, August 31st, an angry Promoter visited the hotel where Santana and his travel party of eleven (11) were staying. Preparing to perform at the Sheperd Bush Empire in London that night, the SOLD OUT event was cancelled when sparks started to fly. “Bottom line, my former Manager along with an ex group member (no specific names mentioned due to the “No Snitching” rule)*** accepted an astronomical amount of money for a paid date that never happened… Continue