Thursday, September 8, 2011

Wiz Khalifa's Drug Charges Roll Out, Rappper Escapes Criminal Charges

Pittsburgh rapper Wiz Khalifa can breathe a bit lighter these days as new reports claim that drug-related charges stemming from his November arrest have since been dropped.
Thursday (September 8) reports claim Wiz is no longer charged with trafficking marijuana in North Carolina.
Drug charges were dropped against a rapper who performed at East Carolina University because the charges were in error at the time of his arrest, the district attorney said Wednesday. All charges against the rapper and six others with him were dismissed when three of the men admitted the marijuana was theirs and pleaded guilty during an Aug. 11 hearing to misdemeanor possession, District Attorney Clark Everett said. Each of the three paid a $1,000 fine and court costs. "The magistrate or someone at that office must have misread the statute. We discovered the error maybe two hours after Thomaz paid the bondsman's premium and left. Because of that, it was a high price he paid for bringing the drug onto the campus. Had he remained to discover the error, he would not have been bonded so high, probably $1,000," District Attorney Clark Everett said. (Reflector)
Following last year's arrest, Wiz came forward and said his celebrity status made him a target.
"They want to try to scare you or make an example out of you before you get too far into what you're doing," he told MTV News on Monday (November 15). "When I started doing what I was doing [in the music industry], I was ready for it. Just being from where I'm from, I was already a target on a small scale. But as I build up and become more nationally known, that scale just gets larger." (MTV)
Southern rapper Yelawolf shared his reaction to Wiz's arrest last November.
"It's unfortunate Wiz got locked up," Yelawolf explained to "Its my homie. Its inevitable. That man smokes so much weed, he needs to move to Cali to live where its legal. He definitely shouldn't have been locked up for having weed or smoking weed. I mean he just smokes it, who gives a f**k. They need to let him go and drop that s**t." (All Hip Hop)
Wiz was reportedly arrested while boarding his tour bus.
Buzzing rapper, Wiz Khalifa was arrested for the possession of marijuana. During the morning early hours of Tuesday, he was arrested when he made an attempt to board his touring bus. This happened after he finished his show at East Carolina University. Many American websites reported that the 23-year-old rapper was charged in Greenville, North Carolina. (MJB News Online)

The Real Is Back DVD Clip: Young Jeezy Listening to "Chickens No Flour" ...

Tyler, The Creator Joins Pusha T In NYC

Pusha T & Tyler, The Creator - Trouble On My Mind (Live In New York City) from on Vimeo.

After hitting up Hot 97, Pusha T held his Fear Of God II: Let Us Pray concert at the Bowery Hotel last night. During his performance, the Pusha Man brought out Odd Future’s Tyler for a performance of “Trouble On My Mind”. Info has the scoop.
Sidebar: Tyler and Swizzy in the studio.

The Throne “Niggas In Paris” Artwork

If you didn’t know, track three from Watch The Throne will be The Throne’s next single. Hopefully the video gets the people going.

CNN On Jay-Z Blueprint 9/11 Release

This Sunday, not only marks the 10th anniversary of 9/11, but also the release of Jay-Z’s sixth album, Blueprint. CNN wrote a piece on the project’s impact which coincidentally dropped during the tragic terrorist attacks .
 “Young people not directly affected are always more removed from the onset of national tragedy,” said Tricia Rose, a professor at Brown University and author of “The Hip Hop Wars.While the much older fans of Mariah Carey or Bob Dylan would likely be too busy and worried about terrorist attacks to rush out and purchase a CD the week of 9/11, Jay-Z’s teen and early 20s fans, already hyped up about this release long beforehand, remained focused on their idol,” Rose said. “And many probably never left the comfort of their bedrooms to download the release.
“Hip-hop heads (fans) have a different kind of relationship to music than fans of other genre,” said Sachs, an assistant professor of media technologies and culture at St. Mary’s College of California. “Hip-hop is not just music, it’s a culture, and that mentality permeates many aspects of the lives of hip-hop heads.”
Read the full article here.

On The Set: Kelly Rowland x Big Sean “Lay It On Me”

Welcome to the jungle? Well apparently, Kelly Rowland and Big Sean are taking us all there with their upcoming video. Rap-Up was on the set and lays down our first looks.

Nas Reconsiders Lost Tapes 2

After stating that he scrapped his highly anticipated Lost Tapes 2, Nasir tells Rolling Stone he’s not completely ruling out the project and it may very well find its way here soon. Take that Def Jam.
“It’s still up in the air if I’m going to put out Lost Tapes II as an extra album. Hopefully we can find a timeline but the first thing is Life Is Good.”

Big K.R.I.T. Album Pushed Back To 2012


Just two months after revealing the release date, the Mississippi MC has announced that his debut album has now been pushed back to early next year. Cole, you’re alone now.

Steve Stoute “The Tanning Effect” Series

Real Reason Why T.I. Is Back In Prison

Details have emerged on why T.I. was sent back to prison last week. Although the real reasoning behind it was never confirmed, various reports stated it was the way he was transported. According to documents obtained, the rapper’s reincarceration stems from the amount of VH1 producers onboard while filming for his upcoming reality show. Tiny ain’t never lie.
 Such people were not authorized to travel with him in the conditions of his furlough,” a Bureau of Prisons report obtained by CNN said. “He further indicated he was discussing a new reality series and a book with those individuals.”
The two men whose presence was questioned by prison officials each said they and T.I. believed they were allowed to ride with him since they were on the prison’s approved list of visitors.
Currently, TIP is now scheduled for a September 29 release.