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Atlanta Rapper Andre 3000 receives support in lieu of mothers passing

In MAGAZINE on May 29, 2013 at 5:25 pm

Andre “3000” Benjamin is suffering the loss of his mother Sharon Benjamin-Hodo, who passed away earlier this week.

ImageThe cause and time of death are both unconfirmed, but Billboard.com received confirmation of Benjamin-Hodo’s passing from a representative for the rapper, actor and music producer. According to unconfirmed reports, she died at her Atlanta home on Monday, Andre’s 38th birthday.

Benjamin-Hodo founded the Starlight Camp for underprivileged children, an organization that she ran out of the New Morning Light Missionary Baptist Church in Conley, Georgia. The Benjamin family respectfully asks that well-wishers support the Starlight Camp instead of sending flowers.

Andre began his career in rap as a teenager when he and his partner Antwan “Big Boi” Patton formed the group OutKast and released their 1994 debut Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik. His mom played an role as one of the duo’s managers early on. Together they’ve released five multiplatinum group albums, plus a soundtrack to their film “Idlewild.” In the seven years since the Idlewild soundtrack was released, Andre has done a number of solo musical appearances and has also starred in a number of films like “Be Cool,” “Four Brothers” and “Semi-Pro” with Will Ferrell.

A number of hip-hop figures logged on to Twitter to send their condolences to Andre 300 and the Benjamin-Hodo family. “My condolences go out to Dre, and the entire Benjamin-Hodo family,” Jermaine Dupri wrote Tuesday morning.

IS IT SNITCHING IF YOU SNITCH ON YOURSELF?

In MAGAZINE on May 23, 2013 at 1:37 pm
Man Accidentally Pocket Dials 911 and Tells on Himself
 Police detectives often spend months, even years, searching for the assailants in criminal cases. Then there are other instances where the scott simonalleged criminal implicates himself and just seems fated for arrest.

One Florida man hadn’t even committed a crime when he mistakenly pocket dialed 911 and revealed that he was planning a murder.

Authorities say Scott Simon, 24, can be heard on a recorded 911 call from May 5th saying he’s going to follow Nicholas Romondo Walker, 33, and kill him. After the murder, police were able to link the 911 call for the death of Walker. The call was made just minutes before Walker’s death. Police have arrested Simon and charged him with first degree murder.

Walker reportedly entered I-95 when he was shot multiple times, causing him to crash on the highway. Investigators say they don’t think Simon pulled the trigger in the shooting, but that he orchestrated the hit on Walker.

Police believe an argument at Waffle House led to the shooting. Authorities reviewed surveillance video from Waffle House on the night of the argument and interviewed people who witnessed the argument between Walker and Simon.

Both Simon and Walker have previous arrests. Walker has 19 previous arrests, including cocaine possession, distribution, grand theft, resisting arrest and driving violations. Simon’s 15 previous arrests  include fraud and cocaine possession.

Walker’s mother said she’s “very happy” about the arrest.

Police are still looking for two other men in the video who may have been connected to the shooting.

Welp my friend….dont drop the soap!

Over at BIG IN DA STREET MAG we don’t condone snitching but if you must, please only snitch on yourself.

Chief Keef arrested. Again.

In MAGAZINE on May 21, 2013 at 10:08 pm

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Chief Keef, the 17 year old Chicago rapper was arrested yesterday in Dekalb County.
According to the police report, obtained by TMZ, Keef was busted for allegedly smoking weed at a fancy hotel.The details surrounding the arrest are unclear.According to the booking sheet, Keef — real name Keith Cozart — was listed at 5’9″ and 160 lbs.After the arrest, Keef tweeted, “Jus Got Out Of Dekalb County jail In Atlanta Mad As f**k.”

BLANK ISSUES STATEMENT ON NFL G-4 STADIUM FINANCING APPROVAL

In MAGAZINE on May 21, 2013 at 8:50 pm

In a vote Tuesday by NFL team owners, the Atlanta Falcons were approved for $200 million in NFL G-4 stadium financing for construction of a new multi-purpose stadium in Atlanta. Falcons Owner and Chairman Arthur Blank issued a statement after the vote.

“Today’s approval by the NFL team owners is an important milestone in moving the new stadium project forward.  The consideration of G-4 financing for new stadiums requires thoughtful analysis on the part of the NFL Finance and Stadium Committees, including compliance requirements that protect the best interests of all owners and the league.
 
“The NFL has supported new stadium construction through various means for decades.  Our club owners understand that investments such as G-4 financing are important to the long-term strength of the league, and we thank them for their support.
 
“We are pleased with the outcome of today’s vote, and we look forward to continued progress in designing and constructing the new multi-purpose stadium over the next four years.  We, along with our City of Atlanta and State of Georgia partners, are excited to participate in a project that will benefit the city and state for many years to come.”
 
Congrats to the entire Atlanta Falcons Staff for getting the job done, now lets just win some games!!

Via nfl.com

Hustle Gang Presents..

In MAGAZINE on May 8, 2013 at 4:39 pm

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The Bankhead representative T.I., ceo of the record label Grand Hustle has just released his latest concoction Hustle Gang, Get Doe or Die mixtape featuring T.I., Young Dro, Big Kuntry, Young Jeezy, Trae Tha Truth, Shad Da God, B.O.B. and more from the Hustle Gang Family. The tracks are supurb and the lyrics never fall off. We give this mixtape a GAS’d up review because this tape is definitely something to ride and get high too. (Laughs)

http://www.livemixtapes.com/mixtapes/21979/hustle-gang-gdod.html

Follow @LiveMixtapes, @TIP, @BoBATL, @DroPolo, @TraeABN, @IggyAzalea, @OfficialChip,@GrandHustleDope, @trvisXX, @CBMDoeB, @BigKuntryKing, @DJDrama & @DJMLK!

Charles Ramsey’s Hilarious 911 Call As He Witnesses Amanda Berry Breaking Out Of Captors House! [Audio]

In MAGAZINE on May 7, 2013 at 7:09 pm

Charles Ramsey EPIC 911 Call (Full Version) Video. Greatest 911 Call EVER!!!

Oh Laaaaawwwwdddd!!! Kmsl.

Teen Mom Farrah Abraham Blows Kim Kardashian Sex Tape Sales Out Of The Water!

In MAGAZINE on May 7, 2013 at 6:44 pm

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Farrah Abraham is beating Kim Kardashian at her own game!

The game of sex tapes.

We know the Teen Mom star idolizes Kim K, but even we were surprised when she decided to make a porn.

But it seems Farrah’s deceitful strategy paid off! And the student may have become the master!

In its first 12 hours, Kim and Ray J‘s Trojan Magnum opus brought 600,000 viewers to Vivid Entertainment’s website.

Farrah destroyed that record! Backdoor Teen Mom got over 2 MILLION views in the same time period!

In fact, traffic was so heavy, Vivid’s servers even went down for nine minutes!

Hey, what a coincidence! LOLz!

[Image via Pacific Coast News/Pop/WENN.]

Three Ohio Women, Missing For TEN YEARS, Found Alive In A Basement!

In MAGAZINE on May 7, 2013 at 6:39 pm

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Three women, all abducted over a decade ago in Cleveland, Ohio, escaped from captivity on Monday in a dramatic turn of events.

Three men have been arrested including the owner of the home that held the women who were all kidnapped when they were 14, 16, and 20 years old.

A neighbor freed the women after he heard screaming and clawing from the house’s front door.

One of the women, Amanda Berry, exited the house with a little girl, believed to be her daughter and made a call to the authorities on the neighbor’s phone. Amanda was abducted when she was 16 years old. She’s now 27.

In a 911 call, Ms. Berry said:

“Help me, I am Amanda Berry. I’ve been kidnapped and I’ve been missing for 10 years. And I’m here, I’m free now.”

Amanda and the other two women, Michelle Knight and Gina DeJesus, were all taken to the hospital where they are being treated for dehydration. Gina was abducted when she was 14 years old, and Michelle was taken when she was 20 years old and is now 32. Gina’s current age was not yet confirmed.

Here’s what a FBI special agent said:

“The nightmare is over. These three young ladies have provided us with the ultimate definition of survival and perseverance.”

We’re so happy for these ladies and their families, and hopefully the men who took away a chunk of their lives will be punished swiftly for the travesties they’ve inflicted on these three innocent women.

[Image via Ohio Missing Persons.]

Somebody please stop NeNe Leakes’ Ego…

In MAGAZINE on May 7, 2013 at 6:20 pm

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We all like a diva, but even divas have to keep themselves in check!

But it sounds like there’s a super diva out there who is starting to rub even devoted diva lovers the wrong way.

NeNe Leakes might be the one to watch on Real Housewives of Atlanta, but that popularity could be going straight to her head which might pop from getting so big.

Not only has she been dissing her fellow Housewives right and left, but she’s also dissing the people behind her paycheck!

Uh, Business 101: obey the person who writes the checks!

NeNe must have missed that class because gurlfriend apparently threw some major shade at some major advertisers during Bravo Upfronts as a source revealed:

“During the Upfronts all the housewives were in a room taking photos with advertisers. It’s advertisers who make the housewives their money, so all of them were very obliging — expect NeNe. At one point she just sat on the couch and refused to take any more photos.”

Buuurrrnnn!

And these are totes the wrong people to turn your perfectly reconstructed nose up at!

Seriously, NeNe should’ve been smiling for pics for hours when you make $1 million for being a housewife!

But it sounds like the divalicious darling isn’t going to choke down that slice of humble pie as the source added:

“All the other housewives were just happy to be there, but NeNe was acting like she’s Angelina Jolie or something! It’s NeNe’s world and everyone else is just living in it.”

All im sayin is, she is the reason we watch the show…

[Image via FayesVision/WENN.]

Tyler Perry Star outed by his ex…. Ahh suki suki!!!

In MAGAZINE on May 7, 2013 at 6:09 pm

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Terrell Carter, who starred in a number of Tyler Perry‘s Madeamovies, has been outed!!!

By his ex-boyfriend!!

Carter, who was in Tyler Perry’s Class Reunion and Meet the Browns, is now the subject of his ex’s scorn with pictures of himself and former boyfriend Alex Cortez plastered all over the internet!

Cortez, who posted the pics all over his Twitter and MySpace, is mad as hell and he’s not going to take this anymore!

Writes Alex on his Twitter: “Hell yeah i’m angry!there are fucked up ppl out there no matter how nice they seem to be & it’s their fault, ppl they harm are bitter!”

Oooh, damn!

We guess Carter stopped giving up the brownies….