It’s politics as usual for Jay-Z. In a week where the rap icon and celebrity mogul indirectly drew a response from President Barack Obama, Hov was saluted by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg in a Time cover story.Read more
Scott Biumi of the DeKalb County Police Department has been arrested after surveillance footage captured him pulling his gun on a teen at a fast food drive-through, the Forsyth News reports. The Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office charged the 48-year-old cop with aggravated assault in connection with the April 9 incident at McDonald’s on Old Atlanta Road. He is a detective sergeant, according to authorities. The sheriff’s report states that Biumi was upset at the amount of time it was taking a truck in front of him to place an order around 10:30 p.m. He allegedly drove his black Chevrolet Impala in front of the truck, confronted the driver and then pulled out his gun. After menacing the man inside of the vehicle, he returned to his car. SEE ALSO: Mother, Infant Daughter ‘Bleed To Death On Road As Motorists Drive Past The Forsyth News has more details on this story: Forsyth County Sheriff Duane K. Piper called the incident “shocking.” “It appears that he had a severe break in judgment,” Piper said. “It appears that the entire situation evolved from him being angry at the time it was taking for him to get his food.” Factors early in the investigation led the agency to believe the suspect was a law enforcement officer, he said. The man’s actions indicated that he had law enforcement training, Piper said. He also drove his police-issued Impala, which matched the tag number reported by the teens in the vehicle he confronted. The teens attend Lambert High. A surveillance tape of the incident aided in the investigation, as did witness reports. “Once we determined it was not going to be one of our officers, we expanded the scope of our investigation and eventually determined it was Mr. Biumi from the DeKalb County Police Department,” Piper said. Biumi was booked into the Forsyth County Detention Center on Wednesday afternoon. His bond has been set at $22,000, with a court date scheduled for May 23. Biumi’s employment status with the DeKalb County Police Department is unclear. But what is clear are his disturbing actions captured on video. “You wouldn’t expect any adult of any type to be acting like this,” Piper said, “but especially, with a law enforcement officer, I think they have even a higher standard of self-control, and to me, that’s the most shocking part.”Read more
From Bossip: At this point we’re not totally sure if Draya owns a pair of full-length pants or any whole shirts. That said, we won’t complain, we’ll just give thanks that she isn’t shy on Instagram . Recently, reality TV’s favorite “turn up” girl put her bra-and-panty-rockin’ talents on display for the camera to bolster the sales of a fancy new lingerie line. Although her Fine A$$ Girls weren’t with her, she was still in one big room full of bad bishes. Hit the flipper to see more pics that might make your nature rise.
HHWired Reports: The Bawse Rick Ross has officially appointed another boss in his MMG empire. Kendell “Young Sav” Freeman was named the Vice President of Maybach Music Group. Many might know Young Sav from his previous spot at Def Jam, and while he’ll still have a hand in Ross’ Def Jam affairs, he’s now MMG all day. “Feels great calling one of the hardest workers and few people I consider a close friend the new VP of MMG,” Rick Ross says in a press statement. “He’s one of a kind,” adds Shawn “Pecas” Costner, SVP of Def Jam Records. At the start of Freeman’s career, he worked at TVT Records, helping push the careers of power players like Lil’ Jon, Pitbull, and Ying Yang Twins. When he reached Def Jam, Freeman held the seat as Mixshow Manager, working heavily with artists like Jay-Z, Rick Ross, 2 Chainz, Fabolous, Jadakiss, and recent phenomenon Trinidad Jame$. Further, he played a large role in Rick Ross’ career, leading him up to this moment. “I am extremely excited to embark on this new path in my career,” Young Sav states. “I appreciate Ross for noticing my grind, work ethic and giving me a major opportunity to not only be a part of this label, but also help execute his vision.” He continues, “It’s going to be a privilege to work with the brand and assist in taking it to the next tier. All of the artists on the roster are amazing. I’m ready to get to work.” Read more at http://keepittrill.com/online/2013/04/rick-ross-names-vice-president-maybach-music-group/#CXtL6qK2vxtsyulZ.99Read more
DE Reports: The Mayor of Houston has called on her good friend, recent philanthropist, and member of Texas Hip Hop royalty, Bun B, and a host of others to join her in the crusade against texting and driving. The “Can It Wait Houston?” Campaign is an extension of the program set in place by AT&T to encourage drivers to take safety more serious, put the phone down and keep your eyes on the road. As much as many of us would be ashamed to admit, we have all at one point and time (if not every day) held a text conversation while behind the wheel. We already have enough distractions with the radio, construction, erratic drivers, and now texting has become yet another factor we try to juggle as drivers.
Nothing is more disheartening than the commercials where someone has been fatally injured or you see the text message that ended the life of a driver. According to stats from AT&T, 43% of drivers have admitted to texting and driving, and almost half of that at 23% are more likely to have an accident because of it. In the State of Texas in 2011, 13% of over 3000 fatalities in car accidents can be credited to drivers’ texting behind the wheel.
The “Can It Wait Houston,” campaign has called on a task force including law enforcement, government officials, corporate sponsors, medical, educations, and faith based organizations to combine forces and make the effort to tell drivers no one’s life is worth a text message: “Not only can we commit to putting the phone down while we drive, we can encourage everybody around us to do the same.” -Houston Mayor, Annise Parker Read more at http://keepittrill.com/online/2013/04/bun-houston-mayor-anise-parker-unite-texting-driving/#iUQhp9o0fK7WBMSt.99Read more
Remember when going to the strip club was usually kept on the hush? Blame rappers and their videos for the gentleman's club renaissance. One rapper helping said cause is Meek Mill, who was on hand to make it rain at the newly renovated King Of Diamond's in Miami. Also worth noting, Akinyele of "Put It In Ya Mouth" fame is involved in making KOD a hot spot. The night of April 1st was nothing to fool with once Meek Mill walked in the door surrounded by his MMG entourage. The world renowned King of Diamonds (KOD) Miami Gentlemen's Club – famous for its buxom beauties and celebrity clientele – kicked off its highly-anticipated reopening with a star-studded celebration including the likes of FloRida and Uncle Luke featuring the most gorgeous prized possessions of KOD. 2500 plus attendees, seven hit songs long all performed by Meek Mill plus Dancer Hosts Mink & Tokyo, a ton of new faces, new bodies and a new state of the art lighting system with LED lights from floor to ceiling, all blue and white upolstry are some of the new public renovations introduced for a classier, s-xier launch event. “Disco” Rick Taylor known as “Mr. KOD” teamed up with longtime friend and well-known businessman Akinyele to pull off their dream of making KOD the largest and most successful strip club in the world. “We're bringing all of the celebrities back to the club to make it the best its ever been. All the new money! We want the dancers and the people to have fun – to have the best time on earth because this is King of Diamonds,” Akinyele says. In addition to dynamic duo Disco Rick and Akinyele the two will also work with outstanding management team Terry Elliott and Liz Cedeno to bring a successful star-studded lineup for the grand opening week with “Tuition Tuesdays” hosted by Bow Wow catering to the college crowd, Wednesday night hosted by NFL Super Bowl winner Brian McKinnie with a return appearance by (VH1's Love & Hip-Hop Atlanta) Joseline Hernandez with a live performance by Young Scooter on Thursday and Jim Jones on Friday. “This week will feel like KOD Memorial Day Weekend here in Miami before the actual holiday – that's how big this launch will be,” says Disco Rick. “The owner Terri Galardi believed KOD could be the biggest strip club in the world and I'm excited to be a part of making this happen with Disco Rick and everyone else. It's always been a dream for us to build this from the ground up,” explains Akinyele. Read more at http://hiphopwired.com/2013/04/03/meek-mill-makes-it-rain-on-scrippers-at-newly-renovated-king-of-diamonds-photos/#Ta3WWGrTtd4FbLAJ.99
I dont usually post Beyonce but she looking like a turkey sandwich with provolone cheese toasted lightly on both sides in this commercial. Peep what HHW had to say but the video is that turn up:
Beyoncé unveiled a new Pepsi ad this morning, which features the music from her new single titled "Grown Woman." The new spot is part of the beverage company's "Live For Now campaign and finds Beyoncé rehearsing in a dance studio. After taking a breather, an a sip of Pepsi, she sees past versions of herself. There is a “Bootylicious” version and a “Sasha Fierce” version, for example and more. Eventually all the assembled Beys, that reside in mirrors, kick off an all-new dance routine. "Embrace you past but live for now," says Bey in a voice over." Yesterday, Beyoncé dropped a six second teaser clip of the new spot that revealed it's premiere was going down today (April 4) at 9 a.m. ET. Throughout a the clip a new, drum laden tune, produced by Timbaland, called "Grown Woman" is playing. The full version of the song is schedule to drop on Monday (April 8) via iTunes. Pepsi is partnering with the singer for her upcoming The Mrs. Carter Show world tour and will be helping to determine some of its opening acts. The "Bow Down / I Been On" singer has had a relationship with Pepsi that spans almost a decade.In December 2012, Beyonce's was unveiled as the new star of the Pepsi ad campaign worth a reported $50 million. Part of that deal included her stunning Super Bowl performance. Watch Pepsi and Beyoncé "Mirrors" spot below.
Brooklyn, New York's Talib Kweli recently weighed in on an issue concerning Lil Wayne. In an interview, Kweli opened up about why he feels Weezy should apologize to Emmett Till's family for a line on one of his records. “My opinion is that I think that Lil Wayne should apologize to the Till Family," Kweli shared in a talk with AllHipHop. "But, its not for me to say; its for him to do. That’s what I would do. That’s what I think is the smart thing to do, especially since you apologized to LeBron [James] for the Miami Heat thing. But, from my perspective, wherever he’s at with it in the world and his mind space is that the surroundings around him are not necessarily making him aware that he needs to apologize to the Till family. But the surroundings around him are making him aware that, 'You know what? You live in Miami. You should apologize to the Heat.' Do I think that’s a little backwards? Yeah. But, I think that it's a little hypocritical of us to put that squarely on Lil Wayne’s shoulders.” Kweli continued explaining how "we as a community gotta take the blame." “We've been listening to dudes talk about they 'gon' beat the pussy up' on records with all different types of metaphors before the Till family got affected. If we are going to encourage that and like it, then we as a community gotta take the blame. I think it's very convenient for a lot of people to pick a certain line from a song that’s still creative. We’re not talking about censorship. We don’t wanna censor nobody. But I do think it's a bit hypocritical. There is a line in the sand you have to draw but this is the part I find hypocritical. When you criticize Lil Wayne for it and it doesn’t stop as criticism for the line. It continues to ‘He’s a monster and he’s destroying Hip Hop. I wish he would die. I wish he would stop making records.’ When it goes to that, that's not something I can condone. And that also will also make an artist you saying that about say, ‘Well, fuck what you gotta say. My fans support me.’ To me, the better way is through outreach and unity in Hip Hop – finding the similarities rather than the differences. That’s why I always work for these artists. For me, its art first. When you judge whether or not I should be working on an artist, the only thing you should be judging it on is on the song.” The line in question was featured on the remix to Future's "Karate Chop." On the track, Wayne said he would "beat that pussy up like Emmett Till." Epic Records officially responded to the song and pulled the lyrics from what they called an "unauthorized" leak. Future spoke about the song, saying Wayne had "no bad intentions" with the line. In 1955, at 14 years of age, Till was beaten and brutally murdered in Money, Mississippi. He was kidnapped and killed by two White men in what was a racially charged crime but the men were acquitted by an all-White, all-male jury. This event further emphasized the fight for civil rights in the nation and the racial divide that separated the country.Read more
Yeah Im rockin with Rocko on this one tho. T-Pain was on some hatin ish with that right there. Peep what Rocko had to say below:
Nas has been dropping some heavy hints that another album is in the pipeline. The Queens, New York, rapper enjoyed more than a little success in July last year, with the appearance of his 11th studio album. “Life Is Good“ met with a formidable amount of critical acclaim. Nas’ video single from the album, “Daughters“, also triumphed, with the track debuting at #1, selling a total of almost 150,000 copies. Now, Nas has jumped on Twitter to share some more good news with fans. The legendary MC revealed that he would be giving some details on his next release this May. Apparently, an album title may be revealed. “Eh-um…. Dropping next album title next month,” Nas wrote. The comment has caused speculation about the time scale fans can expect with this next venture. Nas has been known to leave precious little time between his album drops. 1999 saw him “I Am…“ in April, followed shortly by “Nastradamas“ in November. Rumour has it that Nas may well be working on a “Distant Relatives“ collaborative follow up with Damien Marley.