Since moving from LaFace to Atlantic, T.I. has enjoyed a string of success matched by few artists. While his current deal gives him the ability to sign acts to his Grand Hustle imprint, artists such as Big Kuntry and Young Dro have yet to attain a level of critical or commercial success anywhere near that of Tip. According to his recent interview with MTV, two additions to Grand Hustle–one rumored, and one very much in the preliminary phase–may change… Continue
An argument over a suspected infidelity early today spiraled into domestic violence and assault involving a cordless phone and a hammer, police said. Two men have been charged.
According to a police affidavit, Cynthia Jackson told police her live-in boyfriend, Billie Jackson, 42, accused her of cheating on him with T.C. Washington, 50.
She told them Jackson beat her in the head and face with a cordless phone about 3:30 a.m.… Continue
A jury convicted two teenage girls of murder, lynching, robbery, malicious wounding and weapons charges in the mob beating death of a man in East Ocean View in July 2007.
The verdict came about 7:30 p.m. Friday after a four-day trial in Norfolk Circuit Court. Defense lawyers had argued that Nichelle Carter and Ieshia Rountree, both 17, had been present at the beating but had run away rather than participate in the… Continue
De’Angelo Wilson, known for his role as Eminem’s friend “DJ Izm” in 8 Mile, was found dead in Los Angeles late last month.
According to Ohio’s Dayton Daily News, Wilson took his own life by hanging himself on November 26th, the day before Thanksgiving.
The actor, who also starred in Denzel Washington’s film Antwone Fisher, was apparently going through a tough time, and had not worked in over 2 years.
MOBILE, Ala. -- Mobile police arrested two men ages 35 and 47 on Wednesday in separate cases of alleged incest and other sex crimes involving girls known to them Alabama law, in part, defines incest as marriage or sexual intercourse with someone known to be legitimately or illegitimately an ancestor or descendant by blood or adoption, a sibling, a stepchild, an aunt, uncle, nephew or niece.
Incest is a Class C felony, punishable by up… Continue
Prosecutor Kevin O'Connor told a judge he hoped no one would hear from Elgin Robinson Jr. after Robinson was sentenced to life in prison for killing his pregnant 14-year-old girlfriend.
Then Robinson spoke.
His words, along with those of Chelsea Brooks' family, stirred emotions that had been held inside for more than two years and which finally reached the breaking point at Robinson's sentencing hearing Friday morning.
AP reports "Media reports say grand jurors investigating claims by a 24-year-old man that he was beaten and sodomized with an object by police officers inside a Brooklyn subway station in October have voted to indict three of the officers… Continue
This week Young Jeezy producer, Shawty Redd, nabbed a Grammy nomination for Snoop Dogg's "Sensual Seduction." SOHH caught up with the Atlanta-based beatmaker to talk about his recent nomination and his upcoming solo album.
Shawty Redd is best known for producing the much of Young Jeezy's platinum-selling debut, Let's Get It: Thug Motivation 101. But it was his work with West Coast legend Snoop Dogg that scored him his first Grammy nomination. The… Continue
According to Livesteez, the gig is finally up for the Juice:
Former US football running back OJ Simpson has been sentenced to 15 years in jail for armed robbery, conspiracy to kidnap and assault with a deadly weapon.
District Judge Jackie Glass, who described Simpson, 61, as arrogant and ignorant, said the evidence was overwhelming.
Simpson made an emotional appeal prior to sentencing at the Las Vegas court, saying he was… Continue
Inside this special issue, VIBE reports in an article titled “Secret Lovers?” whether or not award winning singers Rihanna and Chris Brown are “just friends” or an official item. Although the stars have never publicly confirmed their “more-than-friends” status, R&B singer and close pal Ne-Yo has said, “I’ve hung out with them so much that I know that it’s the real deal and they’re in a… Continue
MOBILE, Ala. -- Mobile police arrested Victor Reed, 22, this morning on attempted murder and first-degree robbery charges in connection with an Oct. 17 carjacking in north Mobile. Reed was taken to Mobile County Metro Jail, where he was being held without bail this afternoon. Jail records list Reed's home as being in the 100 block of Ann Street.
The incident occurred at Ann and Adams streets, Cpl. Charles Bagsby Jr., a Mobile police… Continue
*The family of a worker trampled to death in a crush of "Black Friday" Wal-mart customers in Long Island filed a wrongful-death lawsuit on Wednesday, claiming store ads offering slashed prices "created an atmosphere of competition and anxiety" that led to "crowd craze."
The lawsuit claims that besides failing to provide adequate security for a pre-dawn crowd estimated at 2,000, Wal-Mart "engaged in specific marketing and advertising techniques to… Continue
*To say Lil Wayne is having a big year is an understatement. And to underscore how big a year he's having, Wednesday evening the diminutive rapper from New Orleans was nominated for a whopping 8 Grammys, including album of he year for "Tha Carter III." Rock band Cold Play was close behind, scoring seven nods.
This year the announcements of the 51st Grammy nominations were made public within a new format. They were part of an hourlong live… Continue