Sports & Entertainment Journalist Brandon ‘Scoop B’ Robinson Feature In Black Enterprise Magazine


Sports and entertainment journalist Brandon ‘Scoop B’ Robinson is on the move.

Currently a managing editor and columnist at RESPECT Magazine, he’s approaching 20 years of experience in the field.

In a #AskBE Facebook Live interview with Black Enterprise Magazine’s Selena Hill, Robinson spoke about journalists branding themselves in the field.

Robinson began his career at 12 years old, hosting Nets Slammin’ Planet, the Nets’ official kids radio show with Albert King, Lynn Wilson and Nets play-by-play guy, Chris Carrino,

As an adult, he was an asset to The Source Magazine from 2013-2015. He was front and center questioning NBA commissioner Adam Silver at his press conference when the league banned former Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling from owning the team. He also curated The Breakfast Club’s DJ Envy’s website, was a sports contributor to ARISE TV>
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After The Source Magazine, he says that he was able to seamlessly transition as a writer to on-air talent at CBS Radio. He hosted the popular, Brown and Scoop Podcast. While there he leveraged pre-existing relationships for a show that boasted featured notable guests like DJ Khaled, Mark Cuban, Jesse Ventura, David Banner and President Donald Trump’s Director of Urban Development, Dr. Ben Carson. Interviews from Brown & Scoop were featured in TMZ, ESPN, Complex, Sporting News, CNN, Politico, The Hill and more.

“The major key is that you develop those relationships [and] make yourself memorable,” Brandon ‘Scoop B’ Robinson told Black Enterprise.

Robinson also talked about the importance of professionals having a social media presence.”You need to have some sort of photo [or] video to supplement what you’re doing. In today’s society,” Scoop B said.

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“People want to get a behind-the-scenes look at what you’re doing—I don’t care if you’re Barbara Walters, AJ Calloway, or God, himself.”

You can check out Selena Hill and Brandon ‘Scoop B’ Robinson’s Black Enterprise chat here: http://www.blackenterprise.com/career/brandon-scoop-b-robinson-talks-sports-branding/

In addition to his role with RESPECT Magazine, Scoop B also hosts his weekly #ScoopBRadio podcast. Guests have included Jalen Rose, Charles Barkley, Karen Civil, Stephen A. Smith, Wyclef Jean, Hill Harper, Too $hort, Michael B. Jordan, Pee Wee Kirkland, Dikembe Mutombo, Silkk The Shocker and more!

BMW Tupac Shakur was killed in up for sale


A 1996 BMW 750iL riddled with bullet holes and over 92,000 miles on the odometer is up for sale and expected to fetch up to $1.5 million.

The price tag and willing buyers are motivated by the car’s morbid history.

The BMW once belonged to Suge Knight, co-founder of Death Row Records.

25-year-old Tupac Shakur was shot to death while riding in the car in Las Vegas in September 1996. He died 6 days later.

Knight was behind the wheel of the car when the shooting happened.

No details are available on the car’s history though several pictures of the BMW have been released.

The car is being marketed as “The Car in which Tupac Shakur was Killed” and is being sold by California memorabilia dealer Moments in Time.

JAY Z x Nas x Jadakiss x DMX – “Untitled” Prod Swizz Beatz


After the beat off between Just Blaze and Swiss Beatz, Swizz played this new song featuring, Jay-Z, Nas, Jadakiss, and DMX.

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.

SNOOP DOGG – BADBADNOTGOOD


Snoop Dogg’s new video has him even shooting President Trump which caused backlash from everyone from vitamin supplement salesman, Alex Jones to the White House.

Directed by: Jesse Wellens and James DeFina
Director Of Photography: James DeFina

Executive Producer: Snoop Dogg
Executive Producer: Jesse Wellens for Rose Ave. LLC

Producer: Lee Levin
Producer: Daniel Reizes
Producer: Drew Kramer

Starring:

Himself: Snoop Dogg
Mr. Clown: Michael Rapaport

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.”