According to AllHipHop.com the Atlanta-based producer Jermaine Dupri’s tenure as President of Island Records Urban Music has come to an end. A formal announcement of his departure from the position, which he has held for nearly two years, may come as early as Thursday (Jan 8). Speaking on condition of anonymity, a source close to the situation confirmed to AllHipHop.com that Dupri has in fact been terminated effective… Continue
I know there must be outrage over the shooting, but riots wont help the situation at all. The night started off with peaceful protesters but then things went crazy later on in the night. More video of the chaos is below.… Continue
SPARTANBURG, S.C. -- Investigators said that a man died after being stabbed with a stick in a fight with his brother at their Spartanburg apartment.
David Lee Pitts, 51, was found bleeding about 8:30 p.m. Monday night on the porch of a unit at the J.C. Bull Apartments on Marion Avenue.
A police report listed the Marion Avenue apartment as the address for both brothers. Police said that David Pitts was cut on his arm and the Spartanburg… Continue
Theatrical legal wrangling and a hostile mother testifying against her son highlighted the first day of Elder Dennis Potlow's murder trial on charges that he rammed his mother's car and killed his pregnant girlfriend and her unborn child. The jury had to leave the courtroom twice on Monday as lawyers bickered with each other and Potlow's mother, who at one point screamed in anger and fought against repeated requests to answer direct… Continue
January 07, 2009. MediaTakeOut.com reported to you a few days ago that a man SLAPPED comedian Katt Williams in his face. Well Vibe Magazine found dude - and here's what he had to say:
According to him, he came to the club following a high school cabaret.
“I was probably with like 16, 17 dudes, we were scattered out throughout the club,” the anonymous man, who lives in Detroit’s Jeffrey Projects, said. “Basically we were just up in… Continue
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Obama’s National Service Bill could clean the slate for Americans drowning in student loan debt
I’ve warned everyone that although I strongly believe Barack Obama is going to be an excellent President (hence why I voted for him twice) he’s not a magic elixir to cure all ills. That said, he may come close for those piled under mountains of student loan debt.
As part of President Obama’s inaugural committee plans he… Continue
After two tracks leaked onto the net by an indie band called Japanese Cartoon many fans speculated that the singer of the group was Lupe Fiasco. The Chi-Town rapper took to the Okayplayer.com forums to dismiss the rumors, among a list of other topics including his new album,the current state of hip-hop and new Interscope signee Charles Hamilton.
Over the weekend music by the British band hit the net and many sites said that it featured Lupe… Continue
*Marion "Suge" Knight was forced to give up Death Row records when he declared bankruptcy in 2006, but prospective buyers of its catalogue are still afraid to come anywhere near the property because of its original ties to the former mogul.
According to the New York Daily News' Rush & Malloy column, the label's catalogue is scheduled to be auctioned on Jan. 15, but some potential bidders are said to be worried about crossing… Continue
Teen rap sensation Soulja Boy will be debuting his animated series online today.
SB, who launched his career by utilizing the Internet, will be posting the show on his website, souljaboytellem.com. The series, which will incorporate both live-action and animation, will follow the 18-year-old as he is forced to return to high school. Alfonso Ribiero, known for his role as Carlton on the hugely popular TV show “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,” will be… Continue
Another young, unarmed black man has been shot and killed by a police officer. Early New Year's Day in Oakland, Oscar Grant, a 22 year old father, held his hands up and pleaded with the arresting officers not to hurt him because he had a daughter. But once he had been wrestled down to the ground, with one officer's knee in Grant's neck area, a second officer stepped back, took out his gun and shot Oscar Grant the back. And then Oscar Grant was… Continue
ALTON - A long-shot hunch and a GPS device helped Alton detectives unravel a homicide case that initially had them stymied.
Prosecutors filed first-degree murder charges Monday against three suspects in the early-morning robbery and slaying Wednesday of 54-year-old Frank J. Smith at his home in the 900 block of Brown Street.
The suspects are Johnnie L. Evans, 37, of St. Louis; Qirshton Diana… Continue
SPARTANBURG, S.C. -- Spartanburg police said that a man died after a fight with his brother on Tuesday night.
David Lee Pitts, 51, was found bleeding about 8:30 p.m. on the porch of a unit at the J.C. Bull Apartments on Marion Avenue.
Police said that David Pitts was cut on his arm, but investigators said that they are waiting for an autopsy on Tuesday to proceed with their investigation.
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When Charles Humphrey was a freshman at Maury High School, he might have run with the wrong crowd a little bit, friends said - he didn't take school too seriously and wasn't that interested in going to college.
But by his senior year, Humphrey was the one who would step in when anyone else was starting trouble, said Jamal Giddens, who played football with Humphrey for three years. Sports, he said, had… Continue