Bobby Shmurda arrested? Who didn’t see this one coming! According to Karen Civil, the “Hot N*gga” rapper – real name Ackquille Pollard – was arrested earlier today while at Quad Studios in New York City. Numerous weapons and members of his entourage and GS9 crew (including the Epic Records exec who signed him, Sha Money XL) were allegedly taken into custody as well.
Last night in Minnesota, Kobe Bryant surpassed His Airness, Michael Jordan, on the NBA‘s all-time scoring list, moving into third all-time behind Karl Malone (36,928) and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (38,387). The Black Mamba nailed a free during the second quarter to eclipse the 32,292 mark.
Kobe, who is averaging over 25 per game this season, led the way for the Lakers last night with a team high 26points en route to a 100-94 victory over the Wolves. Afterwards, Jordan, Kobe, and rookie Andrew Wigginscommented on the milestone night.
“I congratulate Kobe on reaching this milestone,” Jordan, the owner of the Charlotte Hornets, said in a statement given to The Associated Press. “He’s obviously a great player, with a strong work ethic and has an equally strong passion for the game of basketball. I’ve enjoyed watching his game evolve over the years, and I look forward to seeing what he accomplishes next.”
“That’s the most important thing to me, is playing for the respect of the greats and feeling like I’m a part of that culture and a part of that brotherhood,” Bryant said.
“I witnessed greatness tonight,” Wiggins said. “A living legend passed Michael Jordan, who everyone thinks is the best player of all-time. That’s a big accomplishment. I’m glad I was there to witness it.”
Peep the official artwork for “The Young OG Project” from Fabolous.
Fabolous is prepared to give his fans a gift on Christmas day, with his Young OG Project slated to drop on December 25th. The New York spitter already dropped off an image for The Young OG Project when he first announced it, but he’s decided to go with something a bit different for the final cover art.
The Young OG Project has a little kid who resembles Loso (no surprise there, as it’s Fabolous’ son) sitting on a throne, looking tough, might we add. Fab is going straight ’90s with his roll out, taking a cue from when beepers were all the rage, you can ‘page’ Fab your number and receive a text back with the cover art. Keeping within that ’90s theme, we’ll be having Loso tell us about some of his favorite stories from the ’90s next week, so keep your eyes peeled for that.
After revealing the artwork at the end of last week, Loso comes through with the tracklisting for his Christmas day-release The Young OG Project. We also got to hear one of these tracks last night, “Ball Drop” featuring French Montana.
Pre-order the album on iTunes here.
2. We Good (Feat. Rich Homie Quan)
3. All Good
4. You Made Me (Feat. Tish Hyman)
5. She Wildin (Feat. Chris Brown)
6. Ball Drop (Feat. French Montana)
7. Bish Bounce
8. Rap & Sex
9. Gone For The Winter (Feat. Velous)
10. Cinnamon Apple (Feat. Kevin Hart)
11. Young OG II (Feat. Abir Haronni)
Beanie Sigel is still heavily sedated after being shot in the stomach Friday.
After being released from prison just this August, it was reported Friday that Roc-A-Fella rapper Beanie Sigel had been shot in the torso. According toNBC 10 Philadelphia, the rapper is still in critical condition after going through surgery. He is said to be heavily sedated, and has not yet been able to speak with police.
Sigel was shot outside his home in Pleasantville, New Jersey after dropping his kids off at school, though his attorney says the rapper was not the intended target of the attack. The NJ residence was actually a halfway house that Sigel had been living in since his release. He was one day away from the expiration of his federal probation when he was shot.
Police have already interviewed suspects in the case, but have yet to make an arrest.
We’ll keep you updated on Beanie Sigel’s condition.
[UPDATE: More Details On Shooting Surface]
We’ve received a few more details on the Beanie Sigel shooting that happened over the weekend. As reported above, it’s been confirmed that Sigel was likely not the intended target, and it was more a case of the “wrong place at the wrong time.”
A police officer, Lt. Danny Adcock, told Philly.com that “He may have become involved in something that was not necessarily his own doing. Just wrong place, wrong time, if you will.”
This new report also reveals that Sigel wasn’t at his own home in New Jersey, he was actually at the home of his brother-in-law, 22 year-old Umar Salahuddin, when he was shot. Sigel’s brother-in-law has reportedly been uncooperative with the police investigation, although he was found at the scene with “scrapes and bruises to his face and arms.” Lt. Adcock said, “Because of his lack of cooperation, we’re not sure how he received those.”
It appears as though the gunshots were fired while a fight broke out at a nearby property. Nonetheless there are no suspects yet, “We do have some leads we’re following up on,” Adcock said, “but cooperation from the family is minimal.”