Mourners lit candles, strung balloons around a street sign and left teddy bears at a makeshift memorial to 12-year-old Quintae Cooper, who died Sunday in a drive-by shooting while he played with friends on Saginaw's Southeast Side.
More than 100 people -- infants held in arms, a few adults and children in tears -- gathered Monday at Livingston and Tausend, where gunfire ended the life of the Webber Middle School… Continue
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Shakir Stewart was appointed to the top post at Def Jam Recordings, but he wants to make it clear he’s not replacing Jay-Z.
“I was appointed as the Executive Vice President of Def Jam and what we put out was simply that,” Stewart told XXLmag.com. “I don’t look at it as replacement to Jay-Z. I think Jay-Z is, obviously, an iconic rapper, a good label president, and a good friend of mine. These are big shoes to fill for anyone to come in and say… Continue
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Usher’s new album is titled Here I Stand and the Atlanta star’s foresight could have been any better as he easily stands atop the Billboard album charts.
The singer sold 442,930 copies of his latest album, powered by his Polow Da Don-produced hit “Love in this Club,” featuring Young Jeezy.
Veteran UGK rapper Bun B hold down the number four slot as his latest, II Trill, sold just over 40,000 copies to bring his two-week… Continue
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f you ever make your way to Green Bay, Wisconsin, one cat you wouldn't want to step to is Packers running back Noah Herron. You might end up with a bedpost upside your head. Last Friday, Herron called 911 when he heard glass breaking on the lower level of his house in Green Bay. He told police that an unknown number of people entered his house. Herron unscrewed one of his bedposts from his bed and when one of the intruders tried to enter his… Continue
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*Hours after NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said Monday he would allow suspended cornerback Adam "Pacman" Jones to join the club all the way up to the regular season and will decide by Sept. 1 if he can be fully reinstated, Jones' teammate Terrell Owens agreed to extend his contract for another three years.
"Commissioner Goodell told Jones that his continued participation in the NFL depends on demonstrating that he can conduct himself… Continue
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*It's official. Illinois Senator Barack Hussein Obama can now say he is the Democratic Party's nominee to run against the Republican Party's nominee John McCain in November.
Obama's claim to the nomination is also historic because it marks the first time that a black person has ever headed the ticket of a major American political party.
"America, this is our moment," the 46-year-old senator said in his first appearance as… Continue
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According to rapbasement.com, R&B singer T-Pain is launching his own digital music label called Nappy Boy Digital. He is currently signed to Akon's Konvict Music, the new digital label will allow him to release his music to fans via music download sites. "Nappy Boy Digital is a dream come true for me," T-Pain said in a statement. "I'm excited about bringing music by new artists to people fresh out of the studio."
"My life and career… Continue
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A 17-year old Proviso East High School student who planned on graduating early in December was shot to death in a car Monday in west suburban Maywood.
Tawanna K. Ford of the 500 block of 22nd Avenue in Bellwood was shot in the head around 8 p.m. while sitting in the passenger seat of a moving vehicle near 9th Avenue and Washington Boulevard, police officials said.
Proviso East High School Principal Milton Patch said he got a… Continue
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Tip leads to arrest; charges include rape, burglary, robbery
A man with a past that includes domestic assault and patronizing a prostitute has been charged in connection with a series of Memphis home invasions and sexual attacks.
Kim Eddy, 28, is charged with at least one count each of aggravated burglary, theft of property ($10,000 to $60,000), aggravated sexual battery,… Continue
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Pregnant Phila. woman, shot in head, dies
By Sam Wood and Barbara Boyer
INQUIRER STAFF WRITERS
A pregnant Germantown woman who was shot in the head Sunday night died early this morning at Albert Einstein Medical Center, police said.
Bobbi Booker, 26, was shot in her left temple as her live-in boyfriend exchanged gunfire with another man outside the couple's Queen Lane apartment in… Continue
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No hard feelings. Despite being called out by Lil Wayne for putting out his unauthorized The Drought Is Over series, The Empire isn’t mad at Weezy. However, he does have some sound advice for the rapper.
“I’ve never been to a Lil Wayne studio session,” Empire told XXLMag.com. “He gotta look at his inside camp and understand that I got those records from somebody that sits right next to him on a bus…That’s co-signing him while he’s… Continue
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Def Jam executive Shakir Stewart was promoted from his post at sr. vice president of A&R, Def Jam Recordings, to executive vice president of Def Jam Recordings. The move, in essence, anoints Stewart as the replacement to Jay-Z, who served as president of the storied hip-hop label before stepping down from the post in December 2007. Stewart first joined Def Jam in 2004 and was instrumental in bringing Young Jeezy and Rick Ross to the… Continue
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*Usher wants to make it clear that he did not fire his mother as his manager just days before Mother's Day last year. He simply "retired her," the singer says in Vibe magazine's July issue.
He admits to having disagreements with his mom, Jonetta Patton, over what he felt was her lack of support. (Their fall out led to her skipping his wedding to Tameka Foster last August.) But he says the separation from his mother was necessary for… Continue
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*Britain's Daily Mirror is reporting that Sean "Diddy" Combs recently purchased a new 54-foot motor yacht for $33 million.
Dubbed "The Maraya," the craft was reportedly built over the course of three years and includes a top-deck party floor complete with bar, stage and projector screen.
During one gathering, guests were asked to remove their stilettos to protect the thick, cream-colored carpets. The living area features creamy… Continue
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….and if you’re one of the people who was just waiting for it to happen - Shame On You.
UPDATE: from WDIV4 News - Nathaniel Abraham has been charged with drug possession, with intent to distribute. He will be held on a $250,000 bond based on the information that Abraham has no job and has been living with his girlfriend in several different places. He also admitted to using ecstacy, alcohol and marijuana.
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JEEZY PULLS UP TO PURE AND PUTS ON.
YOUNG JEEZY AND DJ… Continue
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