JEMAINE DUPRI IS BACK...BUT ITS NOT IN MUSIC
May 11, 2015
The traditional business ventures of a rapper is slowly fading. The usual clothing and shoe line has been exchanged for technology. With Jay-z and Tidal, it has opened the eyes of many; and now-Jermaine Dupri is also looking to explore new business options. “4 Lanes” a new app game created by JD. It has separated the mega producer from others in the industry due to his out of the box thinking. The game is based around the concept of cops and robbers. The objective of the game is to avoid being captured by police while collecting bags of money. "4 Lanes puts me in front of my peers in the gaming world and marries two of my passions, music and technology."
BEYONCE AND JAY-Z MEETS THE FAMILY OF FREDDIE GRAY
May 10, 2015
Via COMPLEX: Last night, Prince held his #Rally4Peace concert in Baltimore to raise money and awareness in the wake of Freddie Gray's death at the hands of the police. During the show, which was streamed for free on Tidal, Gray's family had the opportunity to meet and take pictures with Jay Z, Beyoncé, and Alicia Keys backstage. Prior to the meeting, Hov expressed his sadness in the situation, and said that his thoughts and prayers were with Gray's family during these tough times. The proceeds of the concert and Prince's recently released Baltimore tribute song, which you can stream here, are all going directly to a number of Baltimore youth charities, with Tidal agreeing to match everything that was raised.
4 CHARGED IN FATAL SHOOTING OF HATTIESBURG, MISSISSIPPI, POLICEMEN
May 11, 2015
According to CNN: It started as a traffic stop and ended in a hail of gunfire. Now two police officers in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, are dead, four suspects are facing charges and a community is mourning. Officers Benjamin Deen, 34, and Liquori, Tate, 24 were making a traffic stop Saturday evening when they were shot, Mayor Johnny DuPree said.They were taken to a hospital, but did not survive.Authorities accuse the suspects of fleeing the crime scene, allegedly stealing a police cruiser and using it as a getaway car.
Joanie Calloway, 22, was charged with two counts of capital murder, the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation said Sunday. Marvin Banks, 29, also faces two counts of capital murder, along with counts of grand theft auto and felon in possession of a firearm. Police charged his brother, Curtis Banks, with two counts of accessory after the fact of capital murder, the agency said. And a fourth suspect, Cornelius Clark, was charged with obstruction of justice Sunday, the mayor's office said.As deputies escorted him into a police station Sunday, Curtis Banks wailed and repeated "I didn't do it."
School Founder Apologizes For 'All the Black People' Comment at Graduation