Tag: prison

Video Alert: Rocafella Records Co-Founder “Biggs” Speaks on His Time in Prison “Sometimes The Journey is More Important Than the Destination

| October 21, 2016 | 0 Comments
Video Alert: Rocafella Records Co-Founder “Biggs” Speaks on His Time in Prison “Sometimes The Journey is More Important Than the Destination

Kareem “Biggs” Burke recently sat down with hip hop radio personality Angie Martinez to discuss a series of topics that included his time in federal prison for selling Marijuana. The mogul explained that he wasn’t upset with Kanye West for not visiting him in prison because while he played an integral role in Kanye’s success, […]

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Shawty Lo: The “King of Bankhead” Is Remembered (Photos and Videos)

| September 24, 2016 | 0 Comments
Shawty Lo: The “King of Bankhead” Is Remembered (Photos and Videos)

Words by Cavario H. I’ve put pen to paper so many times to help rap artists and other entertainers put forth the best image possible. Sometimes it took a great deal of my creative writing skills to deliver the dude (or dudette, as it may be) in such a way as to not damage their […]

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Toney Blanco – “So Nostalgic” [New Video Alert]

| July 25, 2016 | 0 Comments
Toney Blanco – “So Nostalgic” [New Video Alert]

New Haven, CT rapper/producer Toney Blanco releases the visuals for “So Nostalgic” off his recent mixtape “The Donation.” “So Nostalgic” is an excerpt from the short web series “Changes” which chronicles Toney’s street life journey. Since his release from prison in November of 2015, Toney has been working harder than ever and getting his music […]

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Tim Norman aka Rapper Time Launches Music Career (Exclusive Interview)

| May 26, 2016 | 0 Comments
Tim Norman aka Rapper Time Launches Music Career (Exclusive Interview)

Maintaining a wildly popular chain of soul food restaurants, a television show on a major television network, a flourishing music career with such connections as The Migos and Yo Gotti, and establishing community connections by standing alongside locals in times of unrest, all seem to be the stuff of theory rather than practice. However, for […]

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United Shades of America Exclusive Screening

| April 29, 2016 | 0 Comments
United Shades of America Exclusive Screening

This week, CNN hosted an exclusive Atlanta screening of the second episode of “United Shades of America” with W. Kamau Bell, which airs Sunday at 10 pm ET. Titled, “Behind the Walls,” the episode reveals how the amount of prisoners incarcerated in the United States continues to rise at an alarming rate, and what sometimes […]

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Bounce TV Reveals Their Movie Line-Up for Black History Month

| February 3, 2016 | 0 Comments
Bounce TV Reveals Their Movie Line-Up for Black History Month

Bounce TV, the first-and-only over-the-air broadcast television network for African-Americans, will honor Black History Month throughout February with a line-up of critically acclaimed and award-winning motion pictures, all with historical significance and relevance. The movies will be seen at assorted dates/times throughout the month, visit BounceTV.com for complete schedule. Highlights of Bounce TV’s Black History […]

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Dr. Boyce Watkins Thoughts on Bobby Shmurda; Case Update

| December 21, 2014 | 0 Comments
Dr. Boyce Watkins Thoughts on Bobby Shmurda; Case Update

Excerpt from the caption of Dr. Boyce Watkin, author and social commentator: “In this video, I want to discuss the recent arrest of rapper Bobby Shmurda, aka Ackquille Jean Pollard. Bobby spends most of his time rapping about carrying guns and killing other black men. So, should we be surprised that he’s now facing serious […]

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Breaking: Suge Knight Tears Up in Court After Judge Concedes He Might of Had Grounds in Assault Case

| November 5, 2014 | 0 Comments
Breaking: Suge Knight Tears Up in Court After Judge Concedes He Might of Had Grounds in Assault Case

Within the past hour, Suge Knight appeared in a Los Angeles courtroom to answer charges for allegedly assaulting a female photographer because she was caught filming his 4-year old son without his consent. Although the prosecution has elected to go ahead with the case, the judge has stated in open court that there may be […]

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Credit Card Hacker Sentenced to A Decade for 9.4 Million Dollar Theft

| October 26, 2014 | 0 Comments
Credit Card Hacker Sentenced to A Decade for 9.4 Million Dollar Theft

Reporting by April Weathers International hacker is sentenced to eleven years in prison for conspiracy to commit wire fraud and involvement in stealing over $9.4 million from a credit card processor. Tšurikov, 30, of Tallinn, Estonia pleaded guilty to these charges on September 11, 2102. He is set to serve eleven years and three months […]

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Exclusive Coverage: Eldorado Red Sentenced To 25 Years in Prison for Conspiracy and Gang Activities, Co-Defendant Gets Life for Murder!

| September 2, 2014 | 1 Comment
Exclusive Coverage: Eldorado Red Sentenced To 25 Years in Prison for Conspiracy and Gang Activities, Co-Defendant Gets Life for Murder!

In a trial that lasted 28 days, has finally come to a conclusion and while there were no winners in the outcome of the State of Georgia v. Gary Bradford, Deandre Washington and Maurice Conner, the jury has finally reached a verdict. Deliberations lasted around 10 hours and when the verdict was returned, their decision was […]

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[New Music Alert] French Montana Feat. Remy Ma, Jadakiss and Swizz Beatz

| August 16, 2014 | 14 Comments
[New Music Alert] French Montana Feat. Remy Ma, Jadakiss and Swizz Beatz

Hip Hop femcee Remy Ma isn’t wasting anymore time resuming her position in hip hop as the hottest female lyricist in the game. After serving 8 years in prison for assault, the Bronx bad girl of hip hop has just released another banger with super producer Swizz Beatz. This new joint is entitled “Megadeath” which […]

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[Breaking] Eldorado Red Murder Trial Begins With Powerful Opening Statements and Tearful Testimony

| August 13, 2014 | 5 Comments
[Breaking] Eldorado Red Murder Trial Begins With Powerful Opening Statements and Tearful Testimony

Reporting by: Dennis Byron After almost two years of pre-trial motions, the trial of some of Gary Bradford aka Eldorado Red charged with the execution-style murder of rising rap star Lil Phat began on Thursday in Atlanta, Georgia’s Fulton County Superior court.Bradford is alleged to have been the mastermind behind the killing of Melvin Vernell, […]

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Prison Inmate Who Risks His Life to Stop Systemic Rapes in Jail (Warning: Graphic Content)

| August 5, 2014 | 1 Comment
Prison Inmate Who Risks His Life to Stop Systemic Rapes in Jail (Warning: Graphic Content)

Interview by: Nick Chester Last year I spoke to a guy named Shaun Attwood about making millions on the stock market and plunging it all into a new career as a rave-organizing ecstasy kingpin. One unfortunate side effect of selling drugs on a large scale, I discovered during our conversation, is that if the police find out […]

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Philadelphia Judge Says Rapper Meek Mill Not Above the Law, Violates His Probation

| July 13, 2014 | 0 Comments
Philadelphia Judge Says Rapper Meek Mill Not Above the Law, Violates His Probation

Robert Williams aka Meek Mill had to learn the hard way that the criminal justice system is not the biggest fans of his music especially when he earns probably more than the judge that has just sentenced him up to six months in jail for what they classified as a violation of his probation stemming […]

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Man Freed From Prison Rebuilds His Life And Gets 98 Years In Prison Due To Clerical Mistake

| June 8, 2014 | 0 Comments
Man Freed From Prison Rebuilds His Life And Gets 98 Years In Prison Due To Clerical Mistake

As a 19-year old Rene Lima-Marin never thought that his actions at that age would cost him his life is prison.  Now after serving 10 years in prison and then seeing 6 years of freedom, Lima-Marin is now facing 98 years in prison over a clerical error. When Rene Lima-Marin was 19, he walked into […]

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Texas Teen Faces Life Sentence For Selling Hash Brownies

| May 22, 2014 | 0 Comments
Texas Teen Faces Life Sentence For Selling Hash Brownies

19-Year Old Texas teen Jacob Lavoro is facing a life sentence behind prison bars for selling brownies laced with hash oil. Lavoro made a business out of selling pot brownies and sold them for $25 a piece. Local police discovered several bags of marijuana and hash oil in separate containers at Lavoro’s home. The discoveries […]

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du Pont Heir Sentenced To Only 3-Years Probation For Raping His 3-Month Old Daughter

du Pont Heir Sentenced To Only 3-Years Probation For Raping His 3-Month Old Daughter

Who says money and race don’t matter in The United States of America?  In the latest case of class and color privilege, a Delaware judge sentenced Robert H. Richards IV, a wealthy du Point heir, to probation for raping his 3-year-old daughter.  Her reasoning… He would “not fare well” in prison.  I’m pretty sure 99% […]

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Breaking News: LA Judge Orders Chris Brown to Remain in Jail Pending Washington, DC Prosecution

| March 17, 2014 | 0 Comments
Breaking News: LA Judge Orders Chris Brown to Remain in Jail Pending Washington, DC Prosecution

There has to be a light at the end of the tunnel for singer Chris Brown however it is looking pretty dark for the superstar because a Los Angeles County judge just decided that the singer should remain in jail for violating his probation. According to sources, Brown violated some of the rules that were […]

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New Video Alert: Da Brat “Chronicles Of Da $6.4 Million Dollar Woman”

| March 4, 2014 | 0 Comments
New Video Alert: Da Brat “Chronicles Of Da $6.4 Million Dollar Woman”

In this new visual, we follow Grammy nominated rapper Da Brat the day after she lost in a civil trial where she was ordered to pay a  $6.4 million dollar judgement that stems from a 2007 altercation in an Atlanta nightclub after assaulting  one-time Atlanta Falcons cheerleader Shayla Stevens. In 2009, Stevens sued Da Brat […]

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Afraid of us, We Should Be Afraid of You…The Jordan Davis Murder

| February 19, 2014 | 1 Comment
Afraid of us, We Should Be Afraid of You…The Jordan Davis Murder

Listen Up “Afraid & Armed” Prejudice Men The adjective ‘sick’ is barely enough to describe my emotions as images of wailing mothers, like those of slain youth Trayvon and Jordan, grasp each others weak arms – both aching in pain of losing a child to senseless murder. I’m at such a grotesque level in my own spirit, at […]

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Oh No!! Cee-Lo Green Facing Four Years in Prison for Drug Possession if Convicted

| November 21, 2013 | 1 Comment
Oh No!! Cee-Lo Green Facing Four Years in Prison for Drug Possession if Convicted

By: Adriene Morton Looks like Cee-Lo Green has got himself caught up in some more baggage, regarding his date rape case that occurred last year. As you all may know, CeeLo Green was initially accused of slipping a woman Ecstasy  and then having his way with her while out for drinks at a L.A. downtown sushi spot. […]

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Mike Tyson Issues Words of Wisdom to Chris Brown: “This World Will Thrust Humbleness Upon You.”

| October 29, 2013 | 0 Comments
Mike Tyson Issues Words of Wisdom to Chris Brown: “This World Will Thrust Humbleness Upon You.”

If there is anyone in this world that could offer words of wisdom to bad boy r n b singer Chris Brown it is surely former boxing heavyweight champion Iron Mike Tyson. Having amassed earnings of over 300 million dollars for pulverizing almost every opponent to stand in front of him as well as going […]

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Former Detroit ‘Hip Hop’ Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick Sentenced to 28 Years in Federal Prison

| October 10, 2013 | 0 Comments
Former Detroit ‘Hip Hop’ Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick Sentenced to 28 Years in Federal Prison

 Former Detroit ‘Hip Hop’ Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick Sentenced to 28 Years in Federal Prison Once known as the hip hop mayor, Kwame Kilpatrick was sentenced today to 28 years in federal prison for racketeering and other related charges. Kilpatrick was visibly shaken after the sentence as evidenced when a prong of reporters asked him whether […]

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Teacher Accused of Having Sex With 12-Year Old Student (warning graphic content)

| September 27, 2013 | 0 Comments
Teacher Accused of Having Sex With 12-Year Old Student (warning graphic content)

If convicted, teacher faces 30 years in prison Claiming that her text messages were just harmless ‘sexual therapy’, this former ‘teacher of the year’ is accused of having sex with a student she tutored when he was just 12 years old. According to reports at Tampa Bay News, the trial is in progress for married […]

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Former GA Firefighter Sentenced To Federal Prison After Child Pornography Charges

| September 27, 2013 | 0 Comments
Former GA Firefighter Sentenced To Federal Prison After Child Pornography Charges

Words by Alyson Robinson Former Union City firefighter, Justin D. Corley, has been charged with receiving child pornography, and was sentenced to five years in federal prison. On February 7, 2012, federal agents conducted a search at Corley’s home in Newnan, Ga. Agents seized his laptop and completed a forensic examination of Corley’s laptop revealed […]

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Rapper G. Dep On Confessing To Murder ‘I’d Do It Again’ [Video]

| September 23, 2013 | 0 Comments
Rapper G. Dep On Confessing To Murder ‘I’d Do It Again’ [Video]

Rapper G. Dep did an exclusive interview with ABC news Rapper G. Dep, real name Trevell Coleman, was on his way to a promising music career, under the Bad Boys label, before his life changed. The Harlem rapper ended up being the prime suspect in a murder, at the age of 39, that landed him […]

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New Music Alert: Ja Rule “Fresh Out The Pen” Returns to the Rap Game with A Vengeance

| September 19, 2013 | 0 Comments
New Music Alert: Ja Rule “Fresh Out The Pen” Returns to the Rap Game with A Vengeance

Words by Alyson Robinson Ja Rule is back baby! The rapper has been out of prison since May after serving most of a two-year stint in New York state prison for gun possession then finishing subsequently in federal custody for tax evasion charges. The rapper who was released almost two months earlier than anticipated, has released a […]

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Breaking News: Grenade Toting Bank Robbery Suspect Apprehended in Atlanta

| September 5, 2013 | 0 Comments
Breaking News: Grenade Toting Bank Robbery Suspect Apprehended in Atlanta

Reported by: Dennis Byron The person allegedly responsible for committing two brazen bank robberies using what was believed to be a live grenade was apprehended by police just hours ago. On August 29th, 2013, around 3:30pm, the Wells Fargo bank located at 2204 Peachtree road was robbed by a lone suspect who entered the location […]

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Rapper Fat Joe Surrenders to Federal Authorities to Began Short Prison Stint

| August 26, 2013 | 0 Comments
Rapper Fat Joe Surrenders to Federal Authorities to Began Short Prison Stint

Bronx native Rapper Fat Joe whose real name is Joseph Cartagena has turned himself in to Miami federal prison officials to begin serving his 4-month sentence for tax evasion. Based on a plea arrangement, the rapper will only have to pay back to the government $15,000 fine plus one-year supervised release. He initially was facing […]

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Breaking: California Prison Inmates Launch Biggest Hunger Strike in US History

| July 11, 2013 | 0 Comments
Breaking: California Prison Inmates Launch Biggest Hunger Strike in US History

California prisons are being rocked by an event that has been called the largest hunger strike in California history.  Inmates at 33 prisons, 30,000 in total, are in their third day of the strikes, during which they are demanding access to adequate food, education and fair rules with regard to being placed in solitary confinement. […]

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