All posts by Gored

Son of Former DC Mayor Marion Barry Dies of Drug Overdose

The son of late Washington D.C. politician Marion Barry died of a drug overdose on Saturday, [August 13]. Marion Christopher Barry Jr. was just 36 years old.

Barry, Jr. attempted to follow in his father’s footsteps with a failed 2015 bid for Barry, Sr.’s long-held council seat in the city’s 8th Ward. To his eventual detriment, Jr. was also noted for his battle with drugs and run in’s with the law. He was charged with drug and driving-related violations in 2011, 2013 and 2014 before receiving 12 months probation over an alleged outburst at a bank following his run for office in 2015.

Barry Sr. who got the nickname “Mayor for Life,” was long revered as a political powerhouse who’d serve twice at the head of the nation’s capital, with his first tenure lasting from 1979-1991 [the longest in D.C. history]. Before establishing himself in Washington, Barry Sr. had been a business organizer and school board member with a legendary past involving his work as an organizer during the civil rights movement of the 1960’s. But his legacy took a hit when in 1990 he was busted in an FBI sting that involved him freebasing crack cocaine in the presence of an informant. The story took on a sensational edge as surveillance of the incident got around to circulating the news media.

Barry Jr’s death comes nearly two years after the passing of his father to cardiac arrest in 2014.


Source: Vladtv

Drake Brings Lebron Up on Stage in Columbus Ohio Tour Stop

Drake revealed a surprise he had waiting for fans attending his Summer Sixteen tour stop in Columbus, Ohio on Saturday night, [August 13] when he brought out the king himself, Lebron James. As is to be expected from the hometown crowd, James walked out onto the Nationwide Arena stage to rousing applause.

“Ohio, if you don’t make some noise for ‘the King’ right now you’re out of your mind,” Drake said as he announced the presence of the Cleveland Cavs captain. He then led the three-time champ into assisting him in hyping the crowd for his performance of “Pop Style,” during which he substituted Lebron’s name in for one of the song’s lyrics, rhyming, “Bronny, Bronny had to handle that one his way.”

Fans in attendance had plenty to cheer about in light of James having signed a three-year, $100 million extension with the Cavs, earlier this week. Lebron returned the love, asking the crowd to clap for the headliner, along with opening act, Future. “And one more time, for the man who came back home and brought a motherfucking championship instead of doing anything different. Make some noise for the King; LeBron James is here tonight. It’s love, man. That’s a hometown hero right there,” Drake then hollered before the crowd saw James off with chants of “MVP!”


Source: Vladtv

Meek Mill Breaks Silence on Drake Beef, Nicki Minaj, & Taking an ‘L’

Meek Mill breaks his silence.

The MMG spitter has been quiet in interviews following his highly-publicized Drake beef and his legal woes, but he’s finally opening up. In an interview with MyMixtapez, the Philly spitter discussed everything from Nicki Minaj to taking an “L” in his beef with the 6 God.

“When I see an L, that’s what I think about the most,” he explained. “I learned a lot from watching these ni**as that I did a lot for in this industry. I used to always hear people say, ‘This industry’s fake. These ni**as is fake.’ I tried to come in with the real ni**a approach to try to change them, but it’s too many against one.”

Find out the advice he received from Jay Z after the Drake feud and more highlights from the convo below.

On Drake beef: “I remember last year, watching people, everybody going against me about a diss record. I remember looking at it like, ‘Y’all really think this gon’ stop me? You think telling me I’m going on my girlfriend’s tour is gon’ stop me? Is that a joke?’”

On Nicki Minaj: “I thought that was live for me to have a girl that get more money than me, that do a bigger tour that me. I thought that was actually dope, to wake up, go on stage with your girl, make some money, have some good loving at the end of the night. That’s some live shit.”

On Jay Z’s advice: “I was talking to Jay. He was like, ‘Don’t be going on the Internet arguing with them. You can’t win. There’s too many against one. Don’t even try it.’”

On dropping new music: “I’ve been going through real things. I like to take my time. Me? I never let fans determine when I drop my music. I never moved off the word of a fan. People can’t just tell me ‘Drop music tomorrow.’ I don’t do it like that. I move on my own timing.”

On positivity: “I don’t want to always touch on violence all the time. I want to give a message to the young kids: get some money, take care of your family. Growing up, ‘gangsta’ to me was, you had to be robbing, you had to be killing, you had to do a lot of stuff. My new definition of ‘gangsta’ is go get your mom a house.”

On fatherhood: “My son is five years old. He goes to a great school. It amazes me to see my son be able to speak French. I actually got that from Jay Z. I was on a plane with Jay Z one day and he was on FaceTime with his daughter and she was two years old. She was speaking Spanish. To me, I thought that was stuntin’. I was like, ‘That’s just stuntin’ on a whole different type of level.’ The moment I went home, I called up my son’s mom like, ‘We gotta find a new school, a higher level.’ That’s stuntin’.”

Source: RapUP

Man Goes Crazy During Road Rage Incident, Says: I'll Pull a Trump On You!

A cyclist in Corona del Mar claims he was in a “sharrow” lane (for bicycles and cars) when an SUV cut him off.  The driver of the vehicle came out and hurled homophobic slurs and threatened the cyclists’ life as he taped the confrontation.

The unidentified cyclist was scared to post the footage himself, so he gave it to his friend Mark Friis who posted to Facebook the video along with the cyclist description of what he says occurred.

The cyclist says he was going 20 mph in the shared lane, staying four feet to the left of parked cars to avoid hitting them.

A white Ford Escape passed within a foot of me to my left while honking its horn. After passing me the Ford moved right and applied it’s brakes to block my way. Because I could not slow down and go to the right of him, I was forced into the #1 lane to move around him. As I passed by him on the left, his window was rolled up and he was flipping me off. After I was in front of him I moved back to the same position in the #2 lane and proceeded northbound on PCH. The same Ford then blew by me on the left and his right-hand mirror touched my left elbow as he passed. He was yelling at me through his window that was now down saying “f–k you”, “motherf–ker”, etc and I was yelling back at him that he had to maintain a 3-foot distance away from me.

The cyclist said when he pulled over, the driver did as well and came towards him claiming he was making a “citizens arrest.”  The cyclist continues to tell the driver that he’s not following the law.  The driver began to threaten him.

“I oughta smack you so f–kin good,” he says.  “If there weren’t any witnesses do you know what I’d do to you?  I’ll pull Trump on you.”

When asked what’s his name, the driver spewed homophobic slurs.

“My name is your worst enemy, you f–king, short little f–king fa–ot.”  The driver ends the confrontation, telling the cyclist, “You are a f–king dead man walking.”

The story was eventually picked up by CBS LosAngeles who interviewed the road rager, Robert Lewis, 66, who says he’s embarrassed after the video went viral.  “I’m just an old surfer, knucklehead, and I do apologize for using the words that I used,” Lewis told  CBS2 reporter Michelle Gile.  Lewis said he didn’t understand share lane rules when he screamed at the cyclist.  “I’m very embarrassed,” said Lewis. “I screwed up.”

Newport Beach Police Department is investigating the case.


Source: Vladtv

People Shoot Back at Milwaukee Police After Black Man Shot 3 times in The Back

The nation woke up to scenes of destruction from Milwaukee Sunday morning, in the aftermath of social unrest that followed news of police having shot a man who fled a traffic stop, on Saturday afternoon [August 13]. Ariel footage of buildings set ablaze has subsided to photographs of a charred gas station and a police cruiser.  There is also video capturing the sound of gunshots amidst crowds and gridlocked cars while, as officials attempt to restore calm.

“I do not want my city to turn into a war zone. I was thinking; hopefully, they can see me and recognize me and stop the violence,” activist Terrell Johnnies, who founded The Spread Love Initiative non-profit told NBC News. “Once there were gunshots, that’s when I decided I most definitely had to remove myself.”

A crowd of up to 100 people was estimated to have convened after word got out of the shooting. It is unclear at what point the violence broke out, but there are reports of local journalists having cut their coverage short to escape the impending danger, with at least one reporter alleged to have been assaulted amidst the backlash. A gas station building has been torched, along with an auto parts store less than a mile from the shooting, and two cop cars were vandalized, with one being lit aflame and another smashed. Once an officer was reported to have been injured by a brick launched from the angry crowd, the fire department was held back from immediately tending to the scene as a tweet went out from Milwaukee police, that warned of the gunshots.

Police claim that the 23-year-old victim, whose identity has been withheld from the press, was armed with a semiautomatic handgun, but have yet to confirm whether he was pointing it at officers when they unloaded. He was wounded in the chest and arm. Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett verified that he believes the shooting officer to have been wearing a body camera, while Assistant Police Chief James Harpole has promised that the details of the chase will unfold over the course of the coming days. At least three people have been arrested.


Source: Vladtv

Chris Brown Scores Major Victory in Custody Battle

Breezy has a few more reasons to celebrate.

Chris Brown has scored a major victory in his ongoing custody battle with Nia Guzman, the mother of his two-year-old daughter Royalty, according to TMZ.

Guzman reportedly had all of her requests regarding custody denied in court. She originally wanted full custody, to have Brown monitored during visitations, to ban Brown’s mother from seeing the child, and to have Brown tested for drugs. None of these requests were granted.

Instead, the judge maintained the joint custody system that is currently in place, allowing Brown to have Royalty 12 unmonitored days a month.

When Guzman first filed the documents, the judge asked Brown to front her $20,000 for lawyer fees. With all of her requests denied, the judge said she was no longer entitled to the money, giving Brown credit for that amount.

Another hearing was scheduled for child support issues. Guzman was looking to earn $16,000 a month, a significant increase from the current monthly total, which stands at $2,500. However, after these court losses, Guzman has dismissed the support petition.

This isn’t the first time Brown has won in court over issues regarding custody. A similar verdict was reached back in September, when Guzman claimed Brown was an unfit parent. By October, the two agreed to co-parent, only to publicly feud over parenting disputes in the months to follow.

Source: RapUP

New Music: The Lox feat. Rick Ross – ‘Feel My Pain’

The Lox and Rick Ross unite.

Fresh off their protest anthem “What Happens?,” the Warlocks from Yonkers link up with Rozay on “Feel My Pain,” a rags-to-riches celebration.

Over smooth production, each spitter raps about “million-dollar dreams” to match the hook’s theme. Styles P, for instance, reflects on his rise to stardom and success despite doubters and odds.

“Told my mother if I die today I lived like a king,” he rhymes. “I ain’t sleep a lot but I lived out my dreams / Came from the streets with the dealers and the fiends / Couple people thought I wouldn’t outlive my teens.”

“Feel My Pain” is likely a song off the group’s upcoming third studio album, which currently has no release date. It is rumored to be titled We Are the Streets 2, a sequel to their last album, 2000’s We Are the Streets.

Last week, Sheek Louch posted LP updates on Instagram, sharing shots in the studio with Timbaland, Just Blaze, and DJ Premier.

Listen to “Feel My Pain” below.

Source: RapUP

Meek Mill Talks Drake Beef, Taking an "L", Nicki Minaj, Dreamchasers 4

My Mixtapez released an in-depth interview with Meek Mill on Saturday, [August 13] in which he sets the record straight on whether or not he feels like his release of Dreamchasers 4 signifies him rebounding from a loss. During his chat with Charm LaDonna, Meek elaborated on the question by presenting the bigger picture, reminding fans that he brought his mother from public housing to the suburbs and took his day-one friends from peddling bikes to jets. In the larger context of his life, Meek explains, he’s gotten too far along from where he came to view a battle with Drake as a pitfall.

“I come from the lower class. If you think I’m losing, people from where I come from, they don’t think I’m losing,” he told LaDonna, who earlier presented her own come up and family circumstance with a brother facing life, in identifying with the rapper’s angle. “I feel like, in the streets, you could duck a thousand bullets. You know how many guns been pointed my way? Bullets thrown in the way of me which I came out of when the smoke cleared? How many cops plotted, and arrests that they put upon me that I came out of? So you know, like, what? A song talking about somebody, your girl’s tour? That can’t affect me.”

Earlier in the interview, Meek gave his perspective on some of the content of Drake’s bars that many felt placed him over the Philly rapper in the battle, specifically the rhyme about him tagging along on Nicki Minaj’s The Pinkprint Tour. Proclaiming the point of view of the streets, Meek broke down how where he’s from there is nobody mad about a young man who has a self-sustaining woman riding with him. “Where I come from, like, you know we come up, when you get money a lot of guys, they end up, you end up, got to take care of girls, they ain’t got nothing, they don’t got no hustle for theyself, you know what I’m saying? They just taking out of your pocket and things like that,” said Meek. “Was that funny? I thought that was like, live for me to have a girl that’s like getting more money than me, that’s doing a bigger tour than me.”

In defending his effort in the rivalry, Meek didn’t hesitate to distinguish who he knows he has to appeal to. While doing so, he also sent a couple of indirect shots at the competition, stating: “I tried to come in with like the real n***a approach, like tried to change them but it’s too many against one. I was talking to Jay, he was like ‘yo man don’t be going on that internet arguing with them, you can’t win’.”


Source: Vladtv