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Rapper YG Shot In Los Angeles: Report

Friday, June 12th, 2015

Rapper YG has reportedly been shot in Los Angeles.

According to TMZ, the Compton rapper was shot three times in the hip at a recording studio early Friday morning. Despite the injuries, YG (real name: Keenon Jackson) was able to get himself into a his car and have a friend drive him to a nearby hospital.

Police were called to the scene and found shell casings and blood, but reportedly found the rapper to be “very uncooperative” when asked about the shooting.

No arrests have been made in the incident, and there is no word on the condition of YG.

YG has a well-documented history with the police, including a 2009 arrest for a parole violation, a 2012 incident where shots were fired on the set of his music video for “I’m a Thug,” and an incident last year where YG had to drop off multiple Drake vs. Lil Wayne dates because the LAPD were rumored to be barring him from performing.

Source: Rapper YG Shot In Los Angeles: Report

Getting To Know Mushiya Tshikuka From “Cutting It in The ATL”

Sunday, June 7th, 2015

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On Wednesday June 3rd 2015, I was sitting talking to a really good friend of mines and in our conversation I told her that I would love to meet “MRS. MUSHIYA” from the show “Cutting It In The ATL.” She told me to go on Instagram and send her a message, I said why not It’s worth a try. Within the hour after I sent the message, I got a call saying that I could go with “The Heat Magazine” and do a write-up on Mrs. Mushiya the very next day. Oh you see how fast GOD works, that’s what i told my friend.  So I spoke it into the universe and it came to pass. I met Mrs. Mushiya that Thursday night and when i tell you that she is a FORCE TO BE RECKON WITH, honey that’s and understatement!! She’s so humbled and beautiful all in the same breath tho. When she found out about my battle with cancer, she was so amazed. She told me that I was beautiful, gave me a HUGE hug and kissed me on my cheek. I was so humbled, grateful and most of all shocked because she showed me that much love and didn’t know me from a can of paint. She told one of her colleagues about me, which her dad does nothing but research on cancer and took my info so that she could give to her dad for him to call me. I was so amazed myself, but I had to reflect back to why I was really there. That’s where GOD needed me to be at that very moment to do and get what he needed me too. When I say that I had a blast with Mrs. Mushiya and her crew from “THE DAMN SALON”  6780 Roswell Rd Ne. Atlanta, Ga, please believe me, I even won me a great gift! The Damn Salon specializes in ALL natural hair. She said “Who the hell says that natural hair has to be boring!!?” She believes that “BEAUTY” comes in many colors and shades no matter if they have kinky or straight hair. She also loves herself and want to teach more people to do the same. “Who cares what people think of you?” is what she always says. Can you imagine her face when she says that!? Yeah, I know right lol. You can find THE DAMN SALON in a more than just a few places like Atlanta, GA, Washington, DC, Charlotte, NC, New York, Houston, TX, and Montreal. You can also order the hair extensions from her brand called RUNWAY CURLS on her website www.thedamnsalon.com and any other info that you may want to know about this Phenomenal Woman. I’m so glad and honored that I had the pleasure meeting her!! My thoughts of the day! 

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Los Angeles just raised its minimum wage to $15

Tuesday, May 19th, 2015

But it won’t fully kick in until 2020

The Los Angeles City Council has voted to ramp up the city’s minimum wage to $15 an hour from $9 over the next five years.

The urban center is the largest among several cities—including Seattle, San Francisco, and Oakland, California—that have moved to increase pay for their lowest-earning workers. Once signed by the mayor, the L.A. law could affect as many as 800,000 workers, reports the Los Angeles Times.

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Singer Ambré Perkins garners over 500K hits in less than a week

Tuesday, May 19th, 2015

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New Orleans singer Ambré Perkins is something special – and now the world is coming to find out just how amazing her talent is – and her popularity is growing immensely.

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With the release last month of her EP “Wanderlust”, Perkins showed there is something new and fresh in R&B music. With crossover appeal, amazing songwriting skills and a voice like none other, she is becoming extremely popular among listeners of every genre. This past Thursday, she released “Preach” along with Atlantic Records signee Kehlani, and the internet exploded with excitement.  She was recently interviewed by RevoltTV (https://revolt.tv/news/ambre-perkins-finds-her-purpose-through-music/2330CE3F-97ED-4B63-95F0-D59C1B7A07FC).  Hundreds of other media outlets have reviewed her recent work, to much fanfare.

Check Ambré Perkins out & definitely, don’t sleep on her!

FREE EP DOWNLOAD:  TheMusicStaff.org

Instagram: @ambreperkins

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Woman in wheelchair wins a treadmill on Price is Right

Wednesday, May 6th, 2015

Danielle Perez, of Los Angeles, lost her legs in an accident in 2004. She said that she thought ‘it was so funny’ when she won and everyone seemed ‘genuinely excited’ for her.

A woman with no legs who uses a wheelchair was a contestant on the Price is Right, but it doesn’t look like she’ll be using her winnings any time soon.

Danielle Perez, of Los Angeles, won a treadmill on Monday’s episode of the famed game show and she managed to handle the awkward situation with grace and hilarity.

Perez, who lost her legs in an accident in 2004, posted a photo of herself on the show to Twitter with the caption, ‘When you win a treadmill on national TV but you have no feet’.

Source: Woman in wheelchair wins a treadmill on Price is Right

Report: Family Gathering to Say Goodbye to Bobbi Kristina Brown

Thursday, February 5th, 2015

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Bobbi Kristina Brown’s family is gathering at her bedside to say their goodbyes to the 21-year-old, People.com reports. Whitney Houston’s daughter has been in a coma since Saturday after she was found face-down and unconscious in her bathtub. Doctors are saying Brown has brain damage and that nothing more can be done.

The news was especially devastating to her father, Bobby Brown, who flew from Los Angeles to Atlanta to be at Bobbi’s side on Saturday. “Bobby has been crying nonstop since yesterday,” says the source. “We are grieving.”

A second family member went by the hospital overnight to say goodbye and admits that the devastating news is hard to believe. “If you saw her, you’d think she was just sleeping,” says the source.

DRAKE DENIES EVER DATING KARRUECHE: SHE’S NOT EVEN MY TYPE

Monday, December 8th, 2014

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This weekend, Chris Brown and his longtime girlfriend Karrueche Tran called it quits in a very public way, going back and forth on Twitter and Instagram, both accusing the other of foul play that ended their relationship. Brown even brought Drake into the picture, accusing Karrueche of taking trips to Toronto to date the “0-100” rapper while he was locked behind bars in Los Angeles.

According to TMZ, sources reveal Drake is upset over the allegation and fully denies dating Tran, citing that he’s most known for hooking up with thicker women and that Karrueche simply isn’t his type.

“Drake’s an a** man. Think about it, all the strippers he gets with … the first [one] out of his type was Rihanna.” Because she’s, you know, Rihanna. Drizzy did admit to hanging out with Tran in his hometown, but only because she is friends with the woman he was actually hooking up with.

Check out pics of Karrueche, Chris and Drizzy above. Do you believe Drake when he says Tran isn’t his type and nothing happened? Sound off below.

Bishop T.D. Jakes Suing Young Jeezy and Kendrick Lamar

Sunday, September 28th, 2014

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Internationally-renwoned and universally-beloved Bishop T.D. Jakes is vowing to file a lawsuit against popular rapper Young Jeezy and singer Kendrick Lamar for sampling portions of his sermon without his consent.

Jakes, the highly influential televangelist who transformed a tiny West Virginia-based congregation into a transcontinental religious empire called The Potter’s House in Dallas, took great umbrage when he learned that Jeezy and Lamar used a part of his sermon for their song “Holy Ghost” remix.

Jakes took to Facebook to announce that he will be taking legal action against the hip-hop stars as he revealed he did not give the rappers consent to use any portion of his Don’t Let Chatter Stop You speech that he delivered back in 2013.

“The Holy Ghost remix by Jeezy featuring Kendrick Lamar was produced without the knowledge or consent of T.D. Jakes, TDJ Enterprises, Dexterity Music or its associated companies,” the Facebook post explained. “We are taking the necessary legal actions to stop the unauthorized use of T.D. Jakes’ intellectual property.”

The sampled clip features roughly 20 seconds of Jakes’ speech in the very beginning of the track.

Legal pundits don’t believe the lawsuit will hold its own in court, but the minister remains undeterred and unbowed.

“I’m under attack, but I’m still on fire,” Jakes roared amid a thundering congregation. “I’ve got some chatter, but I’m still on fire. I’ve got some threat, but I’m still on fire. I got some liabilities, but I’m still on fire. It’s not amazing that I’m on fire. I’ve been to hell and back, but I’m still on fire.”

While no reps for Jakes, 57, nor Jeezy or Kendrick have commented publicly about the lawsuit, legal experts are not so sure that Jakes has a strong case here.

“This sounds like a strong fair use case,” Los Angeles lawyer Jonathan Kirsch told the Daily News.

According to Kirsch, the 1994 U.S. Supreme Court ruling in favor of the Miami rap group Live Crew could be enough to let Jeezy and Kendrick off the hook.

In that ruling, the judge decided that the group’s sampling of singer Roy Orbison’s Oh, Pretty Woman was fair use for parody purposes.
However, the Rosa Parks camp successful sued groundbreaking rap group OutKast for using her name in one of their songs without her expressed permission.

Source: http://atlantadailyworld.com/

Jay Z, Mayor Garcetti Announce Summer L.A. Music Festival

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

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Mayor Eric Garcetti teamed up with Jay Z during a news conference on Wednesday to announce a summer music festival that would be taking place in downtown Los Angeles this summer.

The two-day “Budweiser Made in America” concert is scheduled for August 30 and August 31 in Grand Park, according to a news release from Budweiser and the United Way of Greater Los Angeles.

“On Labor Day weekend, we’re going to celebrate our golden state of mind right here in L.A. with a sellout crowd, right here on the steps of City Hall and into Grand Park,” Garcetti said during the news conference.

About 50,000 people were expected to attend the two-day concert, according to Garcetti, who was credited with bringing the event to L.A. by Jay Z.

“Los Angeles, you all should be very proud of this incredible mayor you have, who pulled this thing together in record time,” Jay Z said. “Two years ago, he had a vision of putting together a music festival that blurred musical genre lines.”

The 19-time Grammy winner noted that local residents would have the benefit of being able to go to a music festival that wasn’t at “some far off place that you can’t get to.”

He added that the concert was meant to be inclusive and “not exclusive.”

The “Budweiser Made in America” music festival will also be held on the same two dates in Philadelphia, which has hosted the concert since 2012.

“We started two years ago in Philadelphia and had huge success,” Jay Z said. “I’m sure we’ll have even more success in Los Angeles. We’re very proud to be here.”

The two-day event could be a major boost to the L.A.’s economy, as Garcetti noted that the first concert in Philadelphia had an economic impact of $10 million on the city.

Some of the benefits from the L.A. location festival were expected to go to The United Way of Greater Los Angeles, according to L.A. City Council President Herb Wesson.

The music festival in Philadelphia would benefit the United Way of Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey, and the United Way of Lancaster County, the release stated.

The prospect of a concert in the city thrilled some L.A. residents.

“That’s pretty cool,” said Elizabeth Lee, who works in downtown. “That sounds fun.”

Others, however, expressed concerns that the festival would create more traffic in the city.

“Yeah, sure, why not add more traffic to downtown L.A.,” Bill Engvall said. “Let’s see how much we can take.”

“Early bird” tickets, including fees, cost $155 and were scheduled to go on sale Friday at 10 a.m., according to Ticketmaster’s website.

Lil Wayne reportedly near death according to TMZ, conflicting reports surface

Friday, March 15th, 2013

Infomania-Lil-Wayne-007Various legitimate news outlets are reporting that Lil Wayne is fighting for life at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles after suffering a second series of seizures in a week. Mack Maine’s Twitter account tells a different story (see photo of tweets):

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TMZ says Wayne has been placed in an induced coma, according to TMZ.com, and he has been listed in critical condition. The Hollygrove (New Orleans) legend was first hospitalized in Los Angeles on March 12th after suffering multiple seizures. He was released on March 13th but taken back to the medical center hours later after a bodyguard found him lying unconscious in his room. The website reports the rap star is currently in the intensive care unit at Cedars Sinai and that his condition is listed as “critical”.

THE HEAT MAGAZINE SENDS OUR PRAYERS WAYNE’S WAY. THIS IS CERTAINLY ONE TIME WE HOPE TMZ IS FLAT OUT WRONG.