Monday, March 31, 2008

Child Support Will Kill You

R.I.P to Sean Levert, late son of O'Jays lead singer Eddie Levert, was found dead in a Cleveland, Ohio, jail over the weekend. Sean Levert, 39, was being held for allegedly failing to pay about $80,000 in child support. The cause of death was not immediately known. Sean Levert was a member of the R&B group Levert with his late brother Gerald Levert and Marc Gordon. Gerald Levert died Nov. 10, 2006 at the age of 40. Sean Levert had recently completed an album with Marc Gordon. Sean Levert also appeared in the movies - Dope Case Pending (2000) and New Jack City (1991).

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Back 2 The Slammer!

Philadelphia rapper Beanie Sigel will spend the next three months in prison, after he was accused of violating his probation for a third time yesterday (March 28).
Probation officials revealed that Sigel provided a false urine sample, and tested positive for Xanax and Percocet five times over the past month.
Sigel, who admitted being addicted to the painkillers, and muscle relaxers was originally sentenced to six months house arrest in January, after a second probation violation.
In that case, a federal judge found out that Sigel took an unauthorized trip to Atlantic City, New Jersey, and had contact with a convicted felon.
Sigel, who spent a year in prison on a federal gun charge in 2004, was acquitted of attempted murder in 2005, one month after he was released from prison.
According to the rapper, his stint under house arrest has left him unable "to earn the living” he used to earn prior to getting into trouble with the law.
Sigel told the judge that his relapse was brought on by money problems.
He also revealed he was about to lose his house, because he can’t travel to earn money through performances.
"I'm losing everything because of this situation," Sigel said. Props allhiphop.

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Update On T.I.

T.I. appeared before a federal magistrate today and entered a guilty plea, on charges of possession of an unregistered firearm, possession of machine guns and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. He will not be sentenced to the year in jail until after he completes a portion of his community service.
In the year that he is awaiting sentencing, T.I., whose real name is Clifford Harris, must complete at least 1,000 hours of a total 1,500 hours of community service, talking to youth groups about the pitfalls of guns, gangs and drugs.
It turns out he’s also getting hit with a 100K fine and will be subject to 3 years of probation, including one year of home detention. Still, better than 30 years in the federal penitentiary.

Remy Ma Found Guilty

Rapper Remy Ma awaited her fate in Manhattan's Criminal Court today (Mar. 27 2008) as jury deliberations came to an end with a guilty ruling.
Remy Ma and her lawyer Ivan Fisher seemed in good spirits as they entered the court earlier this afternoon. While waiting for the jury to announce the verdict, Remy appeared comfortable and relaxed.
The trial began at noon. As the jury, consisting of many cultures and ages, read their verdict, Remy placed her head on the table in shock. She was found guilty on four charges, including assault in the first degree, criminal possession of a weapon anmd coercion. She was not charged with gang assault, witness intintimidation or witness tampering from a seperate incident.
Remy was then cuffed and escorted out of the court. As the door closed, she could be heard crying out, "Oh my God."
Remy's brother hollered out, "This is bullshit," as the verdict was being read. The judge ordered him to be escorted out of the court room. Remy's stylist cried because she is now out of work.
"We are very disappointed with the jury's verdict," Fisher stated. Remy wasn't ready for this. We plan to appeal all of the assault related charges."
"This is wonderful," the plaintiff's mother reacted to the guilty verdict. "God is good. There is no secret to what God can do. He reveals everything."
Judge Rena K. Uvillier denied a request by Remy's lawyer, to allow her time at home before being sentenced.
Remy faces up to 25 years in prison. A sentence date has not yet been determined.
Props to Sohh

Money Talks, Because T.I. Will Walk .

March 27, 2008. ATLANTA - (AP) Rapper T.I. was expected to plead guilty Thursday to federal weapons charges and will face prison time, according to two people familiar with his case.The 27-year-old singer, whose real name is Clifford Harris, was expected to be sentenced to 1,500 hours of community service talking to youth groups around the country, followed by about 12 months in prison, according to two people familiar with the negotiations who spoke on condition of anonymity because the plea deal had not been finalized yet Thursday morning.Harris is one of Atlantic Records' most successful artists. His sixth album, "T.I. vs. T.I.P.," was released July 3, debuting at No. 1. He appeared in the 2007 film "American Gangster," which starred Denzel Washington and Russell Crowe.His prison time could be increased or reduced, depending on his fulfillment of the terms of the deal and good behavior, the two people familiar with the negotiations said. His talks to youth groups are supposed to be about the pitfalls of guns, gangs and drugs.The U.S. Attorney in Atlanta announced a change-of-plea hearing was scheduled Thursday afternoon at the federal courthouse. Prosecution officials were expected to speak to the media after the hearing.U.S. District Judge Charles Pannell Jr. must approve the deal.Harris was arrested Oct. 13, just blocks away and hours before he was to headline the BET Hip-Hop Awards in Atlanta.He was charged with possession of unregistered machine guns and silencers, as well as possession of firearms by a convicted felon. He faced a maximum of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine for each count.Harris was allegedly trying to buy unregistered machine guns and silencers. He initially pleaded not guilty, and has been under house arrest since he was released on $3 million bond Oct. 26.Harris, co-CEO of Grand Hustle Records, grew up in Atlanta. His first taste of success came with his 2003 album, "Trap Muzik." In 2004, warrants were issued for his arrest on probation violations for a drug conviction, and he was sentenced to three years behind bars. Props Mediatakeout

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Hold Up, Waaaaaaaaaaait!

Nate Dogg was sentenced to 3 years probation yesterday after pleading guilty to punching his ex-girlfriend’s new boyfriend. It’s a good thing that he will also be required to complete a ‘wife beatin’ treatment program, and he’s prohibited from owning any weapons.
Maybe that stroke has him on his contemplation, or at the very least, it’ll put his thug ass on hold for a minute.
Props to Bossip

Step Your Game Up Dvd creator Leval "Cavlar" Lyde, slain in New York

Up and coming New York rapper Cavlar was shot and killed on a Brooklyn street on 3/25/2008 as he was leaving a seafood restaurant.

Cavlar (born Leval Lyde), 36, had just begun to garner a name for himself with his "Step Your Game Up" DVDs featuring well-known stars when he met an early demise.

According to reports he was leaving Fish & Crustaceans Quality Seafood in Fort Greene at 4:50 p.m. when, as he approached the maroon jaguar owned by his child's mother, he was shot with a single bullet.

The co-owner of the restaurant, Charles Kearney, said he saw the whole thing happen.
"He fell right in front of me," Kearny told New York's Daily News.

Reportedly, the rapper had been arguing with the gunman and two men with him, all of whom ran after the shooting.

He died at Brooklyn Hospital Center.

Lyde's uncle, Clarence Lamb, called the death "senseless."
"Young people killing each other . . . is fruitless," he told the New York Post. "It's crazy, just crazy."

Cavlar was known for his affiliation with Earthquake Camp Records. He toured with Lil Jon and the Ying Yang Twins, and appeared on Hot 97's "DJ Kay Slay Drama Hour" and WBLS' "Wendy Williams Show."

According to Earthquake camp Records, Cavlar "honed his writing and rapping skills while serving time in New York's Arthur Kill Correctional Facility," serving time on assault and weapons charges, where the rapper first took an interest in music.

Police were looking into whether the murder might have been rap-related. Props to Sohh

Monday, March 10, 2008

Look at this face and tell me what you see!

I just don't get him. What is that on the left side of his mouth? Oh that's why he left Trina!

We'll Always Love Big Poppa, But Gravy NEVER!

The attempted rapper Gravy, has been selected to play Biggie Smalls in an upcoming movie about the rappers life. Please keep looking for someone that is at least respectable. PLEASE For Biggie's sake. We LOVE Big, but NOT Gravy.

The Game Is Out Of Jail Early

He stayed 8 of his 60 day sentence.