Ohio Cops Sue Afroman Over Music Videos Featuring Footage Of Raid On His Home, Which Turned Up... 

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First, let me just say Joseph Foreman aka Afroman is still HILARIOUS!

Last August, the “Because I Got High” rapper’s Adams County, Ohio, home was raided by deputies and other officers with the Adams County Sheriff’s Office, who were armed when they executed a search warrant for drugs, drug paraphernalia and evidence of kidnapping and human trafficking, none of which they found.

From Fox 19:

The suspicions turned out to be unfounded. The Adams County Prosecutor’s Office said the raid failed to turn up probative criminal evidence, according to attorney Anna Castellini. No charges were ever filed.

In a bizarre turn of events unrelated to the civil suit, the sheriff’s office appeared to come up hundreds of dollars short returning cash seized from Foreman’s property. An independent investigation by Ohio BCI resolved the matter last month, concluding deputies had miscounted the money during the raid itself.

“They come up here with AR-15, traumatize my kids, destroyed my property, kick in my door, rip up and destroy my camera system,” Afroman said in August.

So, months after the officers of the law entered the gate to his property and battered down his front door while his family was apparently home in search of drugs and kidnapping victims that were not there, Afroman used video footage of the raid taken from his security cameras and his wife’s cell phone and turned it into a couple of music videos that are just damn excellent.

One video titled “Will You Help Me Repair My Door” shows the damage the armed officers did to Afroman’s gate and front door as they forced their way into his home in search of imaginary contraband and stolen humans. In the video, Afroman asks comedically if the sheriff’s office will pay for the damage to his home, if it was really necessary for the officers to traumatize his children, and how many kidnapping victims and/or pounds of marijuana did they find in his suit pockets and CD cases, which they were seen searching on camera. He also asked why the oficers were stealing his money, which, again, they came up short on initially when it was time to return.

Anyway, seven of the deputies are suing Afroman because video footage used in the video caused them great harm and embarrassment by*checks notes*—showing their exact behavior during the raid. The deputies who literally broke into a family’s private residence to find zero evidence of a crime also complained that showing the footage violated their right to privacy. (The cop-casity, I tell ya’.)

More from Fox 19:

Four deputies, two sergeants and a detective are claiming Foreman (a.k.a. “Afroman”) took footage of their faces obtained during the raid and used it in music videos and social media posts without their consent, a misdemeanor violation under Ohio Revised Code.

They’re also suing on civil grounds, saying Foreman’s use of their faces (i.e. personas) in the videos and social media posts resulted in their “emotional distress, embarrassment, ridicule, loss of reputation and humiliation.”

The plaintiffs say they’re entitled to all of Foreman’s profits from his use of their personas. That includes, according to the complaint, proceeds from the songs, music videos and live event tickets as well as the promotion of Foreman’s “Afroman” brand, under which he sells beer, marijuana, t-shirts and other merchandise.

They’re also asking for an injunction to take down all videos and posts containing their personas.

Cincinnati attorney Robert Klingler filed the suit in Adams County Common Pleas Court on March 13 against Foreman, his recording firm and a Texas-based media distribution company. Not every law enforcement officer involved in the raid is named as a plaintiff.

But Foreman said in a lengthy Instagram post that he’s going to fight fire with fire by countersuing “for the undeniable damage this had on my clients, family, career and property.”

At the end of the day, cops shouldn’t be able to blindly break into homes where there are children present armed to the teeth so they can ransack the home based on a warrant that seems to have gotten signed based on a hunch and a prayer rather than tangible evidence of criminal wrongdoing.

Isn’t that how Breonna Taylor got killed?




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Crazy: Cee-Lo Green Falls Off A Horse At Shawty Lo Tribute Event 

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How the mighty have fallen. While trying to make a grand appearance on a horse Cee-Lo Green took a bit of a tumble.

As spotted on Page Six the founding member of Goodie MoB was apparently doing the most at a recent tribute for Shawty Lo. On Wednesday, March 22 an event was hosted for the fallen rapper in tribute of what would have been his 47th birthday. For some reason the Gnarls Barkley singer felt compelled to arrive on a Spanish purebred; while wearing his signature sunglasses and a gold rope chain. Even though his entrance immediately turned heads at the private gala, he soon had a tough time maintaining his balance on the animal. It wasn’t too long before the horse started to feel nervous, for reasons unknown, and promptly bucked him off.

Surprisingly Cee-Lo Green took the fall very gracefully and playfully argued that it was Shawty Lo’s doing from up above. Naturally the clip quickly went viral online prompting the Dungeon Family member to respond to the jokes and memes. “about the other night… I felt like it could be fun and funny to make a grand entrance on this beautiful animal for a very special occasion in our city of #atlanta ,a birthday party/ celebration of life for our deceased beloved, Shawty Lo” he wrote on an Instagram post. “I’ll chalk it up as another day at the office being…..me 😬.  Thank you to all of the fans and supporters for your love and concern. Long live LO”.

You can see Cee-Lo Green hit the floor below.


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Cap Check: Trump Allies Exaggerate Alvin Bragg-George Soros Link 

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Political allies of former President Donald Trump have begun attacking New York prosecutor Alvin Bragg by making false claims about his ties to political donor George Soros.
As the former president is facing an indictment from a grand jury convened by the Manhattan District Attorney, Republican politicians have initiated a stream of attacks following his lead against Bragg on social media. In a post on his TruthSocial network on Monday (March 20th), he wrote: Alvin Bragg received in EXCESS OF ONE MILLION DOLLARS from the Radical Left Enemy of ‘TRUMP,’ George Soros.”

The attack was echoed by other right-wingers such as J.D. Vance, the freshman senator from Ohio who has been an ardent Trump supporter over the past year despite prior misgivings. Representative Jim Jordan of Ohio has expressed a desire to have Bragg testify before a House committee about the investigation.

There is a link between the district attorney and Soros, who has been attacked for years by right-wing politicians and conspiracy theorists for his donations to Democratic candidates with many noting these attacks based on antisemitism as the Hungarian-born billionaire is Jewish. But an examination of campaign records shows no impropriety.

The connection dates back to when Bragg first campaigned to be district attorney. He was endorsed by the progressive criminal justice group Color of Change in 2021. The group intended to spend $1 million on voter turnout efforts for him and did not directly contribute to his campaign. Soros would donate that amount to Color of Change in May of that year, one of a number of donations that he made personally and through his Democracy PAC political action committee. Color of Change would ultimately spend $500,000 in contributions backing Bragg’s campaign, 11 percent of its $4.6 million spent during that campaign year.

“George Soros and Alvin Bragg have never met in person or spoken by telephone, email, Zoom, etc.,” Mr. Vachon said. “There has been no contact between the two.” It is noted that his son, Jonathan, and his wife did donate $20,000 to Bragg’s campaign directly before Bragg won the Democratic primary for the D.A.’s office in 2021.

Despite those facts, GOP politicians aren’t letting up in their attacks on Bragg. Color of Change President Rashad Robinson highlighted the racism and anti-semitism behind those smears in a thread on his Twitter account. “Make no mistake, over the next couple of days as more news about potential consequences for Trump circulates, we will see a flood of anti-Black and anti-Semitic attacks from the former President and his supporters and enablers,” he wrote last weekend.

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Kanye West Says He “Likes Jewish People Again,” Because Jonah Hill 

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Kanye West aka Ye has been playing it rather low-key lately, mostly due to his going full anti-Semite in 2022, fumbling bags shortly thereafter and other such tomfoolery. But apparently, the Chicago native says he “likes Jewish people again” and it’s all due to the acting chops of actor Jonah Hill.

This story is as ridiculous as the headline, if we’re keeping it a buck.

Apparently—and we know this because he said so on Instagram—Ye was watching 21 Jump Street starring Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum when he has a come to Jesus moment (there’s pun there, and it was not intended).

“Watching Jonah Hill in 21 jump street made me like Jewish people again,” said Ye on Instagram for the caption of a pic of the 21 Jump Street movie artwork. “No one should take anger against one or two individuals and transform that into hatred towards millions of innocent people.”

Kim Kardashian’s ex-husband also added, “No Christian can be labeled antisemite knowing Jesus is Jew. Thank you Jonah Hill. I love you.”

Only time will tell how sincere Ye is, or if he’s just trolling. Remember this the guy who went on essentially an anti-semitic campaign via interviews with Alex Jones and Piers Morgan, among others.

Know word on what Jonah Hill thinks of the shout out, yet.


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Hip-Hop Wired Presents: CRT FRSH [Certified Fresh] Playlist 3.24.23 

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What up, Hip-Hop Wired Nation? We’re back with CRT FRSH AKA Certified Fresh! Part of our duty as a publication and crew is to school the masses on who is doing what musically and there’s no better way to do that beyond our CRT FRSH (Certified Fresh) bi-weekly playlist.


The CRT FRSH playlist is a labor of love. We don’t take payments nor do we do favors. We only add joints to our playlist that fit the theme and vision we’re going for and don’t seek to waste the time of the listener. Further, we don’t stick to one lane of Hip-Hop. We believe that all aspects of the music should get some light, whether it’s young lions in the trenches or those hoping for that one shot to blow up to grizzled veterans puffing out their chests with lots more to say.

This week’s update is long overdue but will highlight some of the joints over the past couple of months that we’ve been rocking via our respective audio devices. Hopefully, you find a new fave in the CRT FRSH mix!

Since we’re heading to the Dreamville Festival this weekend, we open up with “Ma Boy” featuring JID and Lute, continuing the magic that the label seems to have on deck at all times. That track is followed with NLE Choppa’s “CHAMPIONS,” which will most likely make it to a lot of workout or walkout playlists. Memphis star GloRilla links with HittKidd once more for the entertaining “Internet Trolls” and it should be clear what her focus is here.

Young Nudy’s latest set Gumbo features several ear-pleasing tracks but the 21 Savage-assisted “Peaches & Egglants” is a standout. Lola Brooke is a rapper with a ton of momentum and her “So DISRESPECTFUL” joint definitely adds to the growth. Wiz Khalifa, one of the many stars of the so-called “Blog Era” re-released his 2008 Star Power mixtape and we include the track “Like A Star.”

One of the surprises of 2023 is Def Jam putting a deep focus on Hip-Hop’s underground with acts like Maxo and Navy Blue. We include the tracks “Both Hands” featuring the talented Liv.E, and “Windows to the Soul” featuring Kelly Moonstone respectively. Washington D.C. rapper Sideshow dropped his excellent 2MM JUST DON’T STAND THERE! album and we include “2MM” on this CRT FRSH drop.

We also have new joints from Privaledge, Spectacular Diagnostics, Ja’King The Divine, Midaz the Beast, Gold Chain Music, Skillibeng, Oddisee, Nito, Rueben Vincent, Flo Milli, IDK, Statik Selektah, and more.

Check out the joints below.

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Jonathan Majors Arrested On Assault Charges In New York 

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Jonathan Majors, one of Hollywood’s hottest stars at the moment, was arrested Saturday night (May 25) in New York on assault and other charges in the wake of a reported domestic dispute. As news of the arrest went wide, many on social media came forth adding to the allegations of abuse and the like with onlookers rendered shocked by the arrest.

TMZ was among the first outlet to report on the arrest of Jonathan Majors, this after police responded to a 911 call around 11 AM local time in Manhattan. According to corresponding police reports, Majors was booked on strangulation, assault, and harassment charges.

TMZ obtained a quote from a rep for Majors, who denies that the actor was involved in any wrongdoing.

“He’s done nothing wrong. We look forward to clearing his name and clearing this up,” the rep said.

The outlet, by way of sources, say that the woman who brought charges against Majors is his girlfriend. According to the source, the girlfriend saw another woman texting Majors and tried to look at his phone thus leading to him allegedly slapping her and putting his hands around her neck.

On Twitter, the reaction to Jonathan Majors and his arrest has been all over the place with some defending the 33-year-old star and others coming forth with their own stories of allegations.

Majors starred in two major motion pictures this year in Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania and Creed III. As a result, Majors was seen as the newest “It” star but this current situation has many questioning their initial support.

We will update this post should further developments arise.

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Cam’ron, Ma$e & Jadakiss “GLH,” Freddie Gibbs “Zipper Bagz” & More | Daily Visuals 3.24.23 

It’s been decades in the making but it’s finally happened, Cam’ron and Ma$e have finally buried the hatchet and got on the same cut together, and to make things better have added the Verzuz MVP to the mix, Jadakiss.

Dropping off some new visuals to “GLH (Gorilla. Lion. Hyena), Cam and Jadakiss take to the rooftop of a high-rise building to lay down some spectacular bars that OG Hip-Hop heads can bop to while Ma$e reverts back to his Murda persona and proves he’s still got a lot left in the tank of his iced out stepdad bod (no shots).

Speaking of rappers that got bars, Freddie Gibbs has no qualms about keeping his head high regardless of how y’all feel about him and for his clip to “Zipper Bagz,” Gibbs posts up in a motel with some work in a leather bag and blazes on some chronic while awaiting to complete the transaction.

Check out the rest of today’s drops including work from NLE Choppa featuring Lil Wayne, DaBaby, and more.










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NuMainstream Talks ep. 105 ft. Lacy Haith 



The fellas vibe with Jazz Musician the phenomenal, Lacy Haith! Join the vibe as Lacy Drops Science on how to become a True Entrepreneur, Artists, and what it takes Manifest Your Dreams 🔥🔥🎤🎺🎺

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Red Bull 1520 YouTube Hip-Hop Channel Officially Launches 

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Red Bull 1520, a new YouTube channel from the famed energy drink brand, launched this week with original programming centered on the vast and continually evolving world of Hip-Hop. Along with the launch of the new hub for Red Bull, two new shows featuring some of Hip-Hop’s best new talent also aired this week on Red Bull 1520.

We’d like to apologize to the homies at Red Bull 1520 for getting this news out late as we rock with all things Red Bull here at Hip-Hop Wired and Urban One, Inc. Let’s get into it a bit.

The new drops include the show Red Bull Rap IQ, with host Patrick Cloud. Red Bull Rap IQ is a dope game show concept with stars battling it out trivia style with hilarious and often surprising results. Red Bull Rap IQ’s first episode features the talented stars Westside Boogie versus GRIP along with Brittany Sky and Dee Moe. Future contestants include D Smoke, P-Lo, and Buddy among others.

Check out that episode below.

Red Bull Spiral is Red Bull 1520’s freestyle cypher series filmed in one take and putting the rappers to the test. The first episode of Red Bull Spiral features the young lions, Coast Contra, and future episodes will feature Baby Tate, LaRussell, Kalan.FrFr, and more.

Check out that drop below.

Red Bull has always positioned itself as a brand that puts on for Hip-Hop music and culture, and this new venture is just another way they’re stepping up to show and prove. Salute to that whole team!

Learn more about Red Bull 1520 by clicking here.

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