Plies Gets 12-month Suspension On His License Over DUI Arrest


Plies might be looking to hire a driver in the near future, as his license has been suspended, following his recent arrest for DUI.

The Fort Myers rapper has yet to appear in court for the matter. But, according to TMZ, under Florida law, he gets a 12-month suspension on his license for falling to take a breathalyzer test or give a blood or urine sample on the scene of his arrest. That does not include whatever repercussions he receives whenever he goes before a judge.

As previously reported, the “Ritz Carlton” MC was arrested in January in Tampa, Fla., after police pulled him over and accused him of DUI. After refusing any measure that would identify if he was indeed as sauced as he appeared, he was taken into custody and later released on $500 bond.

Earlier this week, dash cam footage of the arrest made its way to the public. In the video, Plies is rocking a Macaulay Culkin in Home Alone tee shirt, and complies with most of the officers’ requests.

Now it appears as though all the Instagram champ’s new videos will have to be taken from the passenger side of his ride, at least for a while.

Plies has been enjoying single success while he puts together his new album Purple Heart, his first LP since 2010’s Goon Affiliated. “Ritz Carlton” and “Racks Up to My Ear,” which are both accompanied by a dance or challenge, have been bubbling for the rapper.

R Prophet formerly of Platinum Selling Rap Group, Nappy Roots, Stealing Beats @rprophet


Kenneth Anthony aka R. Prophet pictured

Kenneth Anthony aka R. Prophet pictured here with his wife.

a rapper who was a former member of the Grammy nominated, and multi-platinum selling hip hop group, Nappy Roots, has apparently been stealing beats. Well maybe not ‘beats’ but at least one beat….

R. Prophet is no longer a member of the group, Nappy Roots, and has had a personal falling off of sorts. It appears that after he couldn’t afford to pay a producer a measly $500 dollars for a beat, R. Prophet went ahead and released the song. Now you need to remember, even if a rapper/musician gives a song away for FREE, they still need to work out something with the producer of the song. The rapper is getting publicity, attention, and more from releasing the song even if it is for ‘free’. But if you don’t pay the producer or have something set up with the producer so they can too get some of those things, then you are robbing them.

Now R. Prophet, as we stated, has had a fall from grace since leaving the world famous, Nappy Roots, he was allegedly beaten by the police in an incident a few years back in Harden County, Kentucky. TMZ covered the issue, but nothing ever came from the ordeal even though R. Prophet has tried unsuccessfully to sue. It should also be noted that he has tried to raise money, again unsuccessfully, via gofundme and other online funding accounts.

Harden County Police didn’t respond back to us for a comment, but they did guide us to look at the police report and charges on R Prophet. The charges of alcohol intoxication, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct, criminal mischief, menacing and assault on a police officer, were all held up.

R. Prophet was again in the news in 2015 as he was featured on the MTV show, Catfish. The show looks at people who fall in love with strangers on the internet often being duped into thinking their online crush looks different than they do.

The story here about the beat theft? We will just put the direct youtube videos uploaded by the producer of the song. No need to judge if it really happened, as R. Prophet does admit he stole the beat and has no intention of paying for it. We will not post the song that was made to the beat. So watch the videos if you want to hear about it, or tweet to R. Prophet and let him know he is a piece of sh*t for this.

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Remy Ma Has a Miscarriage, Papoose Thanks Fans for Support


Remy Ma shared some sad news with her Instagram followers on Monday (Jan. 23), posting a video from a hospital bed, revealing that she and husband Papoose had lost a child to miscarriage. Remy says in the video caption that she initially wanted to keep the loss private but that Pap convinced her to post for the many women going through similar times. “I’m here to tell anyone going thru a similar situation that it is not over and God has the last say so,” she wrote.
In the video, Remy says that she had been planning to have the child for some time, holding a baby shower and purchasing a pregnancy journal that she started to fill out. “I never for one second thought that it would end like this,” she says. “With me in the hospital. With stitches in my stomach and no baby. I was thinking of due dates I was thinking of names.”
It isn’t immediately clear whether the loss happened recently or if the couple only recently decided to share the news, but condolences are extended regardless, Papoose thanking fans in an Instagram post of his own below. “Tough time for us!!!!!!” he wrote.
Remy otherwise has a big month ahead of her, her joint album with Fat Joe, Plata o Plomo, slated to drop in February, the two nominated for a pair of Grammys earlier in the month. Here’s to hoping happier times are ahead for Remy and Papoose.

WorldStarHipHop Founder Dead at 43


WorldStarHipHop founder Lee O’Denat — known as “Q” — has died … TMZ has learned.

We’re told Q, the CEO of WorldStar and its face, died in his sleep Monday night.

Q founded the premiere hip-hop website in 2005 when he started posting mixtapes, which gradually progressed into a mash-up of hip-hop videos, fight clips and other outrageous camera footage.

He was 43.

SOURCE: TMZ

SPRINT ACQUIRES 33 PERCENT OF TIDAL FOR ESTIMATED $200 MILLION


Sprint has purchased a 33% stake in TIDAL for a reported sum of $200 million. (For context, Jay purchased TIDAL from Aspiro for a reported $56 million in January of 2015.) On TIDAL’s end, Sprint’s purchase has produced a $75 million budget for the service, which will give artists on the platform “the flexibility to create and share their work.” What that exactly means remains to be seen.

So, why does Sprint make such a sizable investment in a company that was reported to be suffering so much, rumors of sales to Samsung and Apple made international headlines last year? Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure has your answer. “Jay saw not only a business need, but a cultural one, and put his heart and grit into building Tidal into a world-class music streaming platform that is unrivaled in quality and content,” Claure said in a press release. “The passion and dedication that these artist-owners bring to fans will enable Sprint to offer new and existing customers access to exclusive content and entertainment experiences in a way no other service can.”

If that fancy speak doesn’t interest you, here’s what this new partnership means for Sprint users: the company’s “45 million retail customers” will soon be granted “unlimited access to exclusive artist content not available anywhere else.” What that exactly means remains to be seen, but it’s an objectively promising ideal.

Here’s what Jay had to say about his new deal, which, on the surface, appears to be innately beneficial to TIDAL’s growth. “Sprint shares our view of revolutionizing the creative industry to allow artists to connect directly with their fans and reach their fullest, shared potential. Marcelo understood our goal right away and together we are excited to bring Sprint’s 45 million customers an unmatched entertainment experience.”

SZA FINALLY ANNOUNCES THE RELEASE DATE FOR HER NEW ALBUM, ‘CTRL’


TDE’s resident songstress, SZA, has been on the cusp of R&B stardom for the better part of the last few years, thanks in large part to the lone project she’s released on the label since signing with them in 2013, Z. Her follow-up won’t follow in the name-spelling tradition of her last two opuses–S and Z–but she’s certainly poised to release the biggest project of her career with her new album, CTRL. Now, we know when it’ll arrive: February 3.

SZA announced today that CTRL will be out on February 3, her first official release in nearly 3 years. In support of the album thus far, she’s released “Drew Barrymore,” a confident single tinged with both somber tones and an ironically liberating chorus, yet another example of the Jersey product’s ability to layer moods and ideals in her music. You can listen to “Drew Barrymore” here.

In an interview with Billboard, SZA not only revealed her album’s release date, but spoke extensively about her work with Rihanna. SZA appeared on and co-wrote the first track on Rihanna’s latest album, ANTI, “Consideration.”

“She wanted to work with me, and I played some jams that I was working on for myself, and it went from there,” the singer tells Billboard. “Rihanna doesn’t give a fuck about anyone around her. She’s in her own space at all times. But she’s not rude — she’s comfortable. As a shy person, that was something cool to witness.”

Mike Tyson Drops Soulja Boy Diss Official Video


Iron Mike drops lines like “Chris Brown’s gonna make you shit your pants” while a bunch of ladies lip sync along. Some are wearing bikinis in a hot tub, others are wearing business casual clothes on a basketball court. Yes, this is weird. It’s also the latest bid to promote the charity boxing match between Brown and Soulja Boy, which is supposedly taking place later this year in Dubai.

Bad as the song is, there is one obviously redeeming quality—the models.

The former heavyweight champ isn’t the only one who can cut horrible diss tracks. Soulja Boy, who’s got Floyd Mayweahter in his corner for the upcoming fight, just dropped his own diss track aimed at Brown and 50 Cent. Here’s how the song starts:

“Aye 50 Cent what you talking about?” Soulja says in the intro. “You made all that money off Vitamin Water and then filed for bankruptcy. You know I’mma knock Chris Brown out when I see him.”

T.I. Writes Letters to Barack Obama and Donald Trump


A little over a week ago on January 6th rapper T.I. penned a letter to President Barack Obama. T.I.’s letter was written to thank the President as he feels Obama, “Defined a culture, shook up and woke a generation”. He also stated the Barack Obama’s “legacy will live on” as he called for everyone who was inspired by Obama to take charge and do more including himself. This week the rapper has penned another letter, this time to President-elect Donald Trump. Throughout his letter he consistently emphasizes “US, WE and YOU” to acknowledge the separation between the people Trump has caused since his campaign began. T.I.’s letter isn’t necessarily bashing Trump but more so trying to provide an understanding as to how people of color feel in today’s society. Read both letters or take a listen below and tell us what you think.

For the letter to Barrack Obama click here.

For the letter to Donald Trump click here.

J.Cole Releases Heartfelt Song


After releasing album ‘4 Your Eyez Only’ in December, which went gold and No.1 on Billboard 200. Today, J.Cole dropped a new song called “High for Hours.” The song is not on his recent album, but J. Cole is expressing his profound thoughts on oppression in America. A verse in the song goes, “American hypocrisy, oh, let me count the ways. They came here seekin’ freedom and they end up ownin’ slaves.” No doubt this song dropping on Martin Luther King Jr.’s day wasn’t a coincidence. Listen to the song below…