This weekend Foundation Magazine had a photoshoot for its up and coming of 2009, which included; Donny Goines, Esso, Torae, HarlemCash, Sha Stimuli, & AC. It was sponsored by illroots and PDAstudios

Shot over a year ago, David Banner & Filthy South drove from Miami Beach to Opa-Locka and David expressed his views on hiphop and the negative influence…

Clipse &  karen CivilLast night I was in attendance forthe Clipse show at Webstar Hall. Don’t get really excited for performances, but the Clipse are my all time favorite group..I was nothing but thrilled to witness them perform ‘Kind of Like A Big Deal’  live..The Clipse performed to a packed house and did some of the their classics hits “Mama I’m So Sorry” x “We Got It For Cheap” x “What Happened To That Boy” x “Keys Open Doors” and much more! The Clipse have some MAJOR stuff coming up, I’m not gonna divulge the info just yet, It’s worth waiting for!

TI Farewell Blog

05/11/2009

In a few weeks, I will begin a one-year prison sentence for being in the possession of illegal firearms.  Where I come from, having a gun is just part of everyday life.  But, through this painful process of going to court and being convicted, I realized that I had to make a change.  I made some bad decisions.  I broke the law and will accept my punishment.  With deep reflection about where my life was headed, I have begun the process of redemption, and decided that before I go to prison, I want to speak to young people about responsibility as a lifestyle.  I hope that through my mistakes, young people can begin to learn, as I did, that we have to put our guns down and start to give our guns back.  It pains me inside to hear about so many of our people dying because of gun violence.  Just in the past weeks, a 13-year old boy was shot in the head in Harlem, a 17 and 19-year old were murdered in a double homicide in Queens and a 15 year old was chased, beaten, shot and burned in Chicago.

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The Virginian-Pilot reports:

“The owner of a defunct Virginia Beach nightclub who has ties to the rap stars Clipse has been charged in U.S. District Court with leading a $10 million drug ring.

The 82-count indictment charges Gonzalez, 34, of Chesapeake and six others in a drug conspiracy that stretches from Hampton Roads across the country to South America and back. Police and federal agents were still searching for Gonzalez, also known as Geezy, as of late Monday Federal agents recorded many of the drug sales, according to the indictment.

In one call, Gonzalez is told by one of his suppliers that, ‘I’m here with my boy and he’s giving me something right now… it’s really nice… like half in buds… half in shake,’ the indictment says.

View the indictment papers