Trey Songz SnapChat Story and Mugshot Admitted to Evidence

Earlier this year R&B singer Trey Songz was arrested for assaulting a police officer in Detroit after his mic was cut during his set at Big Show at the Joe.

This week a judge ruled Trey’s SnapChat stories and mugshot can be used against him in court.  Five days before the incident in Detroit Trey got kicked out of the MGM Casino, right here in D.C. and made a SnapChat story saying ‘F**k the police!” and put up his middle finger in his Detroit arrest booking photo.

Monday a judge ruled both the SnapChat story and the booking photo may be admitted to evidence to “show Trey’s disregard for police.” Trey’s attorneys had been in negotiations to lessen his charges but prosecutors decided not to offer a plea deal.

He is being charged with assaulting a police officer causing injury and aggravated assault, both felonies.  The trial date is set for Sept. 12.

Hip-Hop Community Mourns Death of Prodigy

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Albert “Prodigy” Johnson, solo rapper and a member of Mobb Deep, passed away at the age 42 on yesterday.

According to TMZ,  Prodigy died in Las Vegas.  He was in the city as part of the “Art of Rap Tour” with Ghostface Killah, Onyx, KRS-One, and Ice-T.

An official statement was released via his rep through Billboard.

“It is with extreme sadness and disbelief that we confirm the death of our dear friend Albert Johnson, better known to millions of fans as Prodigy of legendary NY rap duo Mobb Deep.”  “We would like to thank everyone for respecting the family’s privacy at this time.”

Many fans, artists, producers, and members of the Hip-Hop community have expressed an outpouring of love and hurt for the legendary rapper. Everyone from Nas, Nicki Minaj, Q-Tip, A$AP Rocky, and more have taken to IG and Twitter to memorialize his passing.  When you think of  NYC 90’s/00’s hip hop, you automatically recall a classic Mobb Depp record.  R.I.P Prodigy your legacy will continue to carry on.

JAY-Z Heading on Tour in Support of New 4:44 Album

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As I speculated on Flood the Block Radio, about a new possible JAY-Z album, the latter was confirmed earlier this week.   The project 4:44 is due June 30 and will be exclusively through TIDAL and Sprint.

Now it has been reported that he will be heading on the road in support of the new project.

According to Page Six, the tour was originally  planned for this Summer.  “It was originally planned for summer but has been moved to fall because of the kids.”

The last time JAY hit the road was with Beyonce for the “On the Run” tour in 2014.

 

NEW VIDEO: SZA – “Drew Barrymore”

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SZA let’s down her hair as she releases the new video for her latest single “Drew Barrymore.”  The video was directed by Dave Meyers, and Drew Barrymore actually makes an appearance. Check out the clip as SZA roams NYC, indulges in pizza and gets naked in a laundromat.

JAY Z Inducted in Songwriter’s Hall of Fame, Thanks All Who Inspired Him

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JAY Z made history tonight when he became the first rapper ever to be inducted into the Songwriters Hall Of Fame.

However, Jay was not in attendance at the taping of the event but took to Twitter to thank a few folks who has inspired him including Biggie, Tupac, RUN DMC and his wife Beyonce to name a few. Check out a few of his tweets.

Check out a clip below of Barack Obama congratulating JAY:

 

New ‘Insecure’ Trailer

HBO‘s ‘Insecure’ returns for its second season on July 23rd. 

The HBO runaway hit show details the friendship of Issa and Molly (played Yvonne Orji) as they attempt to make sense of their professional, personal, and love lives in Los Angeles. Derived from Rae’s “Awkard Black Girl,” “Insecure,” seems to be garnering a lot of buzz and critical acclaim.  Get glimpse of a first peak below:

 

Bill Cosby Jury Deadlocked

The jury for Bill Cosby’s sexual assault trial has been unable to reach a verdict.

The jurors notified the judge today they were hopelessly deadlocked after nearly 32 hours of deliberations over the past four days.

The jury, consisting of seven men and five women, were ordered back into deliberations by the judge.

Cosby is charged with three counts of aggravated indecent assault and faces up to 30 years in prison if convicted.