Suge Knight and Katt Williams have been arrested on robbery charges that stem from an incident with a female photographer.
Suge Knight hasn’t been having a great year. After recovering from a bullet wound that left him hospitalized, Knight (along with comedian Katt Williams) has been accused of stealing a photographer’s camera. Both men were arrested on robbery charges, reports XXL.
According to the DA’s press release, “the two men are suspected of stealing the camera of an independent on Sept. 5 outside a studio in Beverly Hills.” Bail was set for Williams at $75,000 for Williams and one million for Suge, who has a prior conviction for assault with a deadly weapon.
If convicted, Williams faces seven years in custody, and Suge faces 30 to life in state prison.
The Toronto Raptors aren’t the only squad to have created a position in their organization for a rapper/super fan. Ted Leonsis, the owner of the Washington Wizards, has announced that Wale will serve as the teams ‘creative liaison,’ and his first job will be to perform during player intros during their home opener this Saturday.
What else does a ‘creative liaison do? Glad you were wondering…
Wale will also be aiding in social media promotions and merchandise designs for the Wizards throughout the 2014-15 season. The DC native seems happy about his new gig, although he doesn’t have a prestige title like ‘global ambassador’ which Drake has locked down in Toronto.
“I’m excited to start building as the creative liaison for the Washington Wizards,” said Wale. “As a D.C. native and lifelong Wizards fan, this is truly an exciting and organic relationship for me. We’ve got some exciting projects up our sleeve that will roll out throughout the season.”
Wu-Tang Clan unveil the cover artwork for the upcoming album “A Better Tomorrow.”
It’s been a long wait for Wu-Tang Clan‘s reunion album A Better Tomorrow. The album, which was missing Raekwon verses for quite some time, finally locked in a release date at the beginning of October. A Better Tomorrow is slated to drop on December 2nd, and it looks like things are on track, as we’ve received the official animated cover art for the album today.
The album art shows a few big city skylines all merged into one, from New York City to Paris. The skies start off stormy and cloudy, but soon the sun shines through. Take a look in the gallery above and let us know what you think.
A few album cuts will be released early along with a limited edition portable speaker. Stay tuned for a tracklist to arrive over the next month or two.
(Glocawear News) Gucci Mane’s constant issues with the law and his tendency to have public breakdowns have led to the Atlanta rapper’s music career to often be overshadowed by negative headlines. According to Gucci, those troubles are in his past now. The “Wasted” performer claims his most recent stint behind bars has effectively helped him change his ways.
MTV published a letter penned by Gucci from prison where he speaks on making a permanent “life-change.” That apparently includes the 34-year-old Brick Squad leader giving up drugs and alcohol and turning to prayer.
Read Gucci Mane’s letter:
My idea is to take my career to the next level. I am planning to take my music to a higher level and use the attention and influence to sell movies, books, clothing and be a living testimony to all people showing that you can start from humble beginnings and transcend to something greater.
It feels great to see my plan take root and begin to blossom even though I’m physically incarcerated but spiritually and mentally I’m free as ever. I enjoy working out molding my body and I look forward to changing my diet for the better because I realize to get to the status I crave I must make a life-change which is permanent not a quick-fix.
I can see myself now at the top of my game, me and my beautiful lady walking the red carpet at the best parties and getting flooded with accolades at the award shows and setting trends that will be copied around the world. This is not a dream though this is a plan that I will affect directly. I know that by me stayin sober, praying and fasting and stepping up to the plate to the father, and man I am destined to be I will impact my family and the entire universe for the better.
News) It was only a matter of time before the head of Cash Money would have to speak on the feud between two of the artists signed to his label. During an interview with Hot 97’s Funkmaster Flex, YMCMB co-founder Bryan “Birdman” Williams was asked about the current public spat between Tyga and Drake.
“I haven’t got to the bottom of none of that,” said Birdman. “I don’t really know what’s happening with all that.”
After giving high praise to Drizzy and saying he has no problems with T-Raww, Birdman then goes on to speak on Tyga’s position in the culture as compared to Drake. He also makes it clear either someone is with the Cash Money team or they’re not.
“Tyga knows where he stands in this game compared to Drake. That ain’t no secret. Numbers don’t lie,” added Birdman. “He might be in his feelings, and I got all the love and respect for Tyga, but my intake is I’m family orientated. Either you’re in or you’re out. If you’re out, you’re an outcast to me. If you’re in, we’re family… You with us or you ain’t. You gotta choose your side.”
According to People Magazine, Jay Z & Beyonce have renewed their wedding vows recently while overseas.
Remember that rumor over the Summer that Jay Z & Beyonce were heading for divorce? Well just as we thought, it turns out not be true as the Carter’s are indeed “drunk in love”. According to People Magazine, music’s most powerful couple have recently renewed their wedding vows while overseas.
A source told People that the couple’s relationship did face “major problems”, but they worked it out and renewed their vows. According to that souce, Jay & Bey decided to “work it out for [the sake of] their reputations and for [their 2-year-old daughter] Blue Ivy”.
The two were recently spotted house hunting in Paris over the past month or so. They’ve also toured a villa near the Seine, a home in a gated community known as “Millionaire’s Row,” and a townhouse next to the Elysee Palace (see photos in gallery).
To coincide with all this, the couple is reportedly in the studio overseas working on a joint album that’s rumored to be released later this year or in early 2015. Hopefully all this is true in the name of hip-hop.
Tyga has been on the radar for controversy lately. First, he unleashed some tweets that signaled that there was some friction between him and his Young Money/Cash Money family. Now, he is alleged to be dating an underage Kylie Jenner, which he denies. In the midst of all the tension, the LA native has graced a digital cover of VIBE and has given his truth about it all.
When asked if YMCMB would be apart of his creative process for his new album, he said he was trying to distance himself from them and go independent. While discussing why, he dropped a bomb.
“I don’t really get along with Drake. I don’t really get along with Nicki,” he told VIBE. “I don’t like Drake as a person. He’s just fake to me. I like his music; you know what I’m saying? I think his music is good, but we’re all different people. We were forced together and it was kinda’ like we were forcing relationships together. It is what it is.”
The “Rack City” rapper also touched on not only whether he is dating 17-year-old Kylie Jenner, which he firmly denied, but his relationship with the whole Kardashian clan.
“Kylie? Nah. See the thing about Kylie… I’ve known Kylie and the whole family for four years. I introduced Chyna to Kim about a year ago. So everybody’s been cool, but like it’s just so hard, their world is different. If somebody wanna hang out, cool, I’m not opposed to hanging out with somebody. I hang out with her [Kylie], her sister [Kendall], I hang out with Scott [Disick] sometimes, I hang out with Khloe sometimes. But people wanna take the situation [with Kylie] to the next level.”
Loaded Lux and Premo: a match made in hip-hop heaven?
DJ Premier has his hands full nowadays. On top of producing an entire collaborative project with Royce Da 5’9”, the legendary producer has also agreed to handle the boardwork on upcoming album from battle rapperLoaded Lux.
“I was like, ‘Yo, we gotta work on a project,’” Premier tells RapIsOuttaControl. “We haven’t put it out there, but we’ve been having verbal meetings about doing an album project together, and we’re gonna make that happen.”
There’s no confirmation yet whether or not the Lux LP will see the light of day before or after Premier’s long-awaited collaborative album with Nas, which is on the back burner while Nasty finishes his upcoming solo project.
Does the prospect of a Loaded Lux/Premo LP interest you? Let us know what you think in the comment section.
Mac Miller and his Remember Music imprint have found a new home with Warner Bros.
Mac Miller proved that a rapper can be successful as a completely independent artist, paving the way for artists like Macklemore who found similar benefits doing things on their own. This makes news that Mac has signed with Warner Bros. an even bigger deal, making this his first ever pairing with a major label.
According to FADER, Mac will take his indie label, Remember Music to Warner as an imprint. Under this new deal he will release both his own records, and those of the artists he chooses to endorse. The whole package is rumored to be worth $10 million.
Mac commented on his decision to sign in an email.
“Warner is the most independent thinking company I met with… It is a partnership and now I can focus on building my label Remember through music and let them handle everything I don’t like doing. Nothing will change in how I do things,” he said, making a good point, “They have Prince.”
Interscope has possibly parted ways with 19-year-old drill star Chief Keef.
Since Chief Keef signed with Interscope in Summer 2012, he’s given them his debut album, Finally Rich, and… not much else. Since dropping that project in Decemeber 2012, Keef has not only failed to put out a follow-up, but his already-lengthy rap sheet has gotten longer — and now Interscope has reportedly dropped him from their roster.
AllHipHop says they have info from an unnamed source inside Interscope, and write, “Interscope began to ‘subtly disassociate’ itself from the 19-year-old rapper after he had a series of legal cases sprout up in 2013 and 2014.” Adding that Keef’s been “quietly dropped,” the source says “Keef and his people tried to keep the label accountable (once Keef moved to Los Angeles) but Interscope didn’t seem interested in dropping a new album. Keef’s team tried to have formal meetings but nothing moved.”
Stay tuned for official confirmation, and expect Keef’s new output (which has already been pretty weird) to keep getting weirder.