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Juelz Santana Begins 2-Year Jail Sentence 

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Juelz Santana has started his involuntary and extended vacation. Reportedly, the Diplomats rapper has begun his 27-month jail sentence.

Reports Page Six:

The Federal Bureau of Prison’s website shows that the rapper, whose real name is LaRon James, is now an inmate at Petersburg Medium Federal Corrections Institution in Hopewell, Va.

The “Love and Hip Hop” star, 37, was arrested last March after security at Newark Liberty International Airport found a loaded gun and oxycodone pills in his carry-on luggage. He originally fled the airport but turned himself in days later.

In December, the rapper was sentenced to 27 months in prison after pleading guilty to possessing a firearm as a convicted felon and carrying a weapon on an aircraft.

Juelz did get married to his longtime girlfriend and baby mama Kimbella, though.

Hold ya head, Juelz.

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Remy Ma & Papoose Introduce Their ‘Golden Child’ To The World — Meet Reminisce MacKenzie [Video] 

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Remy Ma and Papoose hit up The Real to reveal their “golden child” to the world and wow, she’s gorgeous.

Pap and Remy welcomed Reminisce MacKenzie Mackie to their blended family back in December. Since then, they’d been sharing adorable photos of their baby girl, but we hadn’t actually seen her face until they sat with The Real this week. After the golden child’s big reveal, Remy hit Instagram with the specifics, tellings fans Reminisce was born on December 14th and weighed in at 7 pounds, 2 ounces.

“This baby is EVERYTHING me & her father, my husband @papoosepapoose prayed she would be and EVEN MORE!,” the “Melanin Magic” rapper wrote. “Thank you to all the pages that are being respectful of our family and an even bigger thank you to my @therealdaytime family…I love & appreciate you all so much; so glad she got to meet all her aunties & uncles.”

Meet the newest addition to the Mackie family below…she’s so adorable.

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Idris Elba Is A DJ Turned Nanny In New Netflix Series ‘Turn Up Charlie’ [Video] 

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The world’s sexiest man plans to show more of his comedic range on his next project. Idris Elba is starring in a new sitcom that finds him as a live in babysitter.

As spotted on Vibe the Golden Globe award winner will play a washed up DJ trying to get his life together in Turn Up Charlie. In the trailer Elba’s character is clearly on a career slump until he reconnects with an old friend who is married to a world famous DJ. Days later he gets a call from his buddy with an offer for work with his star wife but the opportunity has nothing to do with music.

To rebuild his struggling music career he takes a nanny job watching over their 11-year-old daughter. Providing childcare is clearly out of the life long bachelor’s wheelhouse which provides the basis of the humorous plot. The series also stars Piper Lisa Perabo and JJ Feild; Elba also serves as an executive producer.

Turn Up Charlie will debut on Netflix on March 15 with eight episodes slotted for the first season. You can view the official trailer below.

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Vince Staples Says Jussie Smollett Ain’t Do Nothing But “A Little Scam” 

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As the Jussie Smollett slander continues to snowball down the hill with more and more of your favorite celebrities having formed and voiced their opinions on the matter, it’s getting to the point where we almost feel bad for the guy. Almost. We mean it was an alleged pre-planned self-inflicted wound.

Now one of the most vocal people in Hip-Hop, Vince Staples, has thrown in his two cents and while many people have responded to Smollett allegedly staging his attack with horror and anger, VS isn’t too upset about it. In fact, he hopes people get over it and let Smollett go about his life.

In an interview with GQ, the Big Fish Theory rapper didn’t just absolve the Empire actor of his questionable actions, but also says he shouldn’t face any punishment for falsifying a police report.

Ah, man, free the Juice Man. He’s just running a little scam. Shit, the fact he feels like he has to do that says more about this world and less about him. Because nobody wants to do that. Hopefully he don’t get time because police are smoking people, falsifying police reports, and they get to go home so let my boy go home.

Had someone like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said this, FOX “News” anchors would be demanding she apologize to police and calling for her deportation regardless of her being an American citizen. But no one up there knows anything about Hip-Hop so Vince Staples will be spared the wrath of the far-right media.

What do y’all think of Vince Staples assessment of the situation? Was Jussie Smollett’s actions more an example of how the world has been turned it’s head since the 2016 elections as opposed to an attempt for the rumored pay raise? Should he be forgiven for staging his attack if that turns out to be true? Let us know in the comments below.

Dame Dash To Buy Back Rachel Roy Collection Fashion Company 

 

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Apologies or not Dame Dash’s daily operation is not changing. He announced that he is reacquiring a brand he helped launch.

As spotted on Vibe the former Roc-A-Fella Records co-founder recently made a big announcement regarding his ex-wife’s fashion line. On Monday, February 25 Dash took to his Instagram to let the world know he is in the process of buying back Rachel Roy Collection. “I’m very proud to announce that like a real boss…I’ve bought back the majority Interest in @rachel_Roy from @topsondowns”.

In a very lengthy post he expressed his interest in relaunching the brand for the sole purpose of appointing his daughters Ava and Tallulah to run the day to day operations. While the Cakeaholic seemed confident in the acquisition, it seems the deal has yet to be fully finalized. He put the mother of his little ladies on the hot seat by asking that she not shut down the deal. “Rachel please don’t mess this deal up and if you do please publicly explain yourself. This is what a real real boss looks like…while y’all talk sh*t I’m really out here buying companies and you duma**es keep trying to tell me how to act…and say I’m crazy …a boss does and says whatever the f**k he wants cause he could.”

Dash also asked fashion trade publications and Hip-Hop media personalities alike to broadcast his purchase of the ready-to-wear line, if not they are, in his mind, obviously guilty of deliberately resenting his success. “I been working on this deal for years @vanlathan and @cthagod I need y’all to tell everybody you know @funkflex @hot97 is hurt and won’t talk about that @angiemartinez if you don’t talk about it that’s hating #hustleforyourlastnamenotyourfirst”.

Rachel Roy has yet to comment on the matter. You can read Dame’s IG post in full below.

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Im very proud to announce that like a real boss …I’ve bought back the majority Interest in @rachel_Roy from @topsondowns they didn’t want me announce yet because they wanted Rachel to sign something saying she wouldn’t sue them but that has nothing to do with me…so I’m celebrating cause why would Rachel not want me to buy back the company I invested 6 million of my own money into (like a real boss) only so @ava_dash and @tallulah_dash would have a company to run…so I bought it back and I’m gonna re launch luxury with @ava_dash and @tallulah_dash as the face…we are a real fashion family for years now and we are 100 percent Indy 100 million dollar a year company family owned by a black man… let’s see if the press talks about this @wwd @nytimes @tmz_tv @vibemagazine @theshaderoom @voguemagazine @pagesix @macys @daniel_dnieko told y’all I was gonna buy that back like a boss…I buy companies likes Artist drop albums #bigfacts #bosstalk nice doing biz with you joe and Danny…Rachel please don’t mess this deal up and if you do please publicly explain yourself…who ever doesn’t write about this is an obvious hater y’all said I was broke the last 10 years but when a black man really buys a company y’all don’t wanna say shit… doesn’t matter I’m gonna shit on all of y’all if you try to hate…this is what a real real boss looks like…while y’all talk shit I’m really out here buying companies and you dumasses keep trying to tell me how to act…and say I’m crazy …a boss does and says whatever the fuck he wants cause he could…I doubt y’all ever saw one before…if you don’t like it get the fuck of my page…for everyone else thank you for the support and please celebrate with me…but pay attention to everything especially the bubble gum shit…I been working on this deal for years @vanlathan and @cthagod I need y’all to tell everybody you know @funkflex @hot97 is hurt and won’t talk about that @angiemartinez if you don’t talk about it that’s hating #hustleforyourlastnamenotyourfirst

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BlocBoy JB Arrested For Drug & Gun Charges 

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Is it us or does it seem like more and more of this generation of rappers are finding themselves sporting police issued iron bracelets these days? Well, it looks like yet another up and coming rapper has found himself in police custody.

TMZ is reporting that BlocBoy JB has been arrested by Tennessee police after turning himself in to face some serious charges.

The Memphis MC was busted on multiple charges … according to the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office. You’ll recall authorities over the weekend said BlocBoy was wanted for possession of drugs and drug paraphernalia, being a convicted felon in possession of a handgun and for theft of property.

Since the cops put out the alert on him, the rapper posted several videos on Instagram … which certainly made it seem like he was NOT planning on going easily. It’s unclear who or what convinced him to surrender.

Well, at least he seems willing to face and fight whatever charges are thrown at him. Hopefully for him and his fam things work out for the best and he’s able to prove his innocence.

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Tommy Boy Records Decides Not To Release De La Soul’s Back Catalog 

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Hip-Hop fans worldwide watched patiently as De La Soul depicted via social media their battle in getting their back catalog digitally released. After the trio spoke upon the lopsided royal splits in favor of the label, Tommy Boy Records has decided to instead negotiate a better deal and will halt the release of the past projects.

Variety exclusively reports:

“Because Tommy Boy has not had the opportunity to sit down together with De La Soul and finalize our negotiations — something we’ve wanted to do for months — we have decided to postpone the digital release of their catalog scheduled for tomorrow,” the statement reads. “We know fans are eager to hear these amazing recordings and we are hopeful for a quick resolution.”

A rep for the group did not immediately respond to Variety‘s requests for comment.

While a rep for Tommy Boy stressed to Variety that sampling was not a central issue of the disagreement and “negotiating points are still to be finalized,” the group’s catalog with the label has been plagued by legal issues over uncleared samples since shortly after the release of their first album, “3 Feet High and Rising,” some 30 years ago. That album — widely considered to be one of the best and most influential hip-hop albums ever released — and several other titles from the group never have been legally available on streaming services, as the catalog has moved from Tommy Boy to Warner Bros. and back again without the sampling issues being resolved.

The albums were slated to be released today (March 1).

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Twitter Testing New Feature That Allows Users To Hide Unwanted Replies 

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While we are still waiting for the ability to edit tweets after we hit send, Twitter is quietly testing a new feature that will allow users to hide unwanted replies.

Twitter already hides unnecessary responses to your tweets, but this new feature if and when it goes live will put the power in the user’s hands for the first time. Reverse engineering expert Jane Manchun Wong who also just happened to discover Instagram is testing the ability to read and send DM’s via desktop stumbled upon the social media platform testing the replies moderation tool on Thursday (Feb 28).

Twitter’s senior product manager Michelle Yasmeen Haq confirmed in a thread the testing of the feature stating :

“People who start interesting conversations on Twitter are really important to us, and we want to empower them to make the conversations they start as healthy as possible by giving them some control.”

“With this feature, the person who started a conversation could choose to hide replies to their tweets. The hidden replies would be viewable by others through a menu option.”

“We think the transparency of the hidden replies would allow the community to notice and call out situations where people use the feature to hide content they disagree with. We think this can balance the product experience between the original Tweeter and the audience.”

We must admit this new feature sounds useful but again where is that edit tweet function at? We are patiently waiting. Twitter plans on testing the new tool publicly in the coming months.

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Ava DuVernay’s Netflix Central Park Five Series Gets Debut Date 

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The Netflix series centered on the lives of the Central Park Five helmed by director Ava Duvernay now has a debut date. Along with the announcement of the debut, the series also has a trailer and new name.

Deadline reports:

The four-part series formerly known as Central Park Five will be called When They See Us and will be going global on the streamer on May 31, the Oscar-nominated director revealed this morning.

“In 1989, five black and brown teen boys were wrongly accused of a crime they did not commit and branded The Central Park Five, a moniker that has followed them since that time. In 2019, our series gives the five men a platform to finally raise their voices and tell their full stories,” said DuVernay today on the name change.

“In doing so, Korey, Antron, Raymond, Kevin and Yusef also tell the story of many young people of color unjustly ensnared in the criminal justice system,” the 13th and A Wrinkle In Time helmer added. “We wanted to reflect this perspective in our title, embracing the humanity of the men and not their politicized moniker.”

Watch the trailer for When They See Us below.

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‘Hellboy’ Gets His Hands Dirty & Bloody In Second Red-Band Trailer 

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Guillermo Del Toro’s Hellboy films holds a special place in fanboys hearts. Although demand for a third installment to give the would be trilogy some closure, fans of the dark comic book weren’t mad at how things were looking when the first trailer for the reboot dropped a minute ago.

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In the second redband trailer to Neil Marshall’s film about the demon from hell turned secret government agent, we learn that a sorceress played by Milla Jovovich is out to end the world and the only people who can stop her is Hellboy (David Harbour) and his team of supernatural beings including a… werecheetah? Filled with CGI driven special effects, bloody fades, and Hellboy getting his swerve on in a bloody shower, the red-band trailer definitely makes the Hellboy reboot seem like it might be worth a watch come spring.

Hellboy hits theaters this April 10.