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Former Badboy artist Loon discharged from jail after just about nine years

Former Badboy artist Loon discharged from jail after just about nine years

Former Badboy artist Loon discharged from jail after just about nine years

He was condemned to 14 years in prison for connivance to distribute more than one kilogram of heroin. 

On Wednesday (July 29), Loon was discharged from jail because of the Coronavirus pandemic. As indicated by the New York Post, US District Judge Terrence Boyle changed his sentence to time served, because of the way that COVID-19 was an “extraordinary and compelling” reason for his release because of his previous health issues. The judge also felt that Loon was not a threat to society.

In 2008, the previous Bad Boy rapper quit the music business and changed over to Islam. He received the name Amir Junaid Muhadith. In 2011, he was condemned to 14 years in prison for conspiracy to disperse more than one kilogram of heroin. He declined to go to trial and chose to plead guilty for his “minor position” in a drug trafficking plot in North Carolina. He kept on maintaining his innocence. 

A couple of years into his sentence, Loon spoke out from prison about the result of his case. “Some individuals crossed my path who were interested at one point in the music business,” he said during a recorded phone call. “At some point, these individuals called me in regards to something that was totally away from the lifestyle and the life I was living, but the fact that I responded to these individuals placed me underneath the umbrella of conspiracy. These individuals in their very, very evil ways conducted a whole array of different crimes that destroyed a lot of lives in the state of North Carolina.”

He proceeded, “I was convicted of a felony at the age of 18 in 1993 and I was also convicted of a felony in 2006. So with the two felonies — in trying to take this case to trial and fight against the United States government and a whole list of informants who tried to give me a leadership role in a conspiracy that had nothing to do with me — I would have been looking at mandatory life in prison … no hopes of parole or anything. So based on that, I was pressured into a situation where I had to accept responsibility for this minor role. It was one of the hardest decisions I ever had to make in my life.”

Following his release, he intends to launch a prisoner recovery programs. He likewise wants to create film production company and release a TV show or film about his life. Everyone is happy to see Loon free and focused!!

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Ice Cube calls for “second reproduction” to address systemic racism

Ice Cube calls for “second reproduction” to address systemic racism

Ice Cube calls for “second reproduction” to address systemic racism

The N.W.A. co-founder wrote a powerful opinion piece article, joined by his “Contract with Black America.” 

Ice Cube called for orderly change in his new The Hill opinion piece article, joined by his proposed “Contract with Black America.” As the U.S. heads into the presidential political election this fall, the N.W.A. co-founder requests that legislators address racial disparities inside the banking and financial enterprises, criminal justice system, policing, education and Hollywood and spread out a framework for reparations. 

“As a writer, rapper and producer, I have called out police brutality and other injustices for decades. I have been censored, smeared, slammed and had my life threatened for my work — for speaking the truth,” Ice Cube writes in his op-ed. “The exploitation, oppression and erosion of Black people and culture has gone on too long. This country needs a second Reconstruction to address systemic inequalities, rooted in a Contract with Black America that I and others are proposing.”

The award winning rapper moved lawmakers to make genuine “systemic change” rather than just “throwing [Black people] bones.”

“We need the opportunity that comes from banking and finance reforms to help close the gap where a typical white family’s net worth is nearly ten times than that of a black family,” he writes. “Although ‘redlining’ is now illegal, black applicants are rejected for mortgages and other types of loans at more than double the rate of white applicants. When they do get approved, they must pay higher rates to borrow.”

“We need criminal justice reforms that include eliminating mandatory minimum sentences and ‘three strikes’ laws,” the article continues. “Both contribute to black Americans being 33 percent of U.S. inmates although we are 13 percent of the population. Privately run prisons should be banned and prisoner labor without consent — a form of slavery — outlawed.”

In the wake of George Floyd’s demise, Ice Cube has kept on pointing out police change, reparations, disparity inside Hollywood and different territories of unfairness. Read his full “Contract with Black America,” with written contribution from Ohio State University Professor Derrick Hamilton and The New School Professor Henry Cohen

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Freddy Rugga: The Millennial Music Street King

Freddy Rugga: The Millennial Music Street King

Freddy Rugga: The Millennial Music Street King

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Freddy Rugga: The Millennial Music Street King

A drug epidemic ravaged East Flatbush during the 1980s and early 1990s, mostly in Vanderveer Estates Apartments, now known as Flatbush Gardens. The intersection of Foster Avenue and Nostrand Avenues was nicknamed “the Front Page” because of media attention to drug murders. The intersection of Foster between New York Avenue and Brooklyn Avenue area to the south was called “the Back Page” because its many murders went unnoticed. The area around the Nostrand playground had various gangs: Crips, Gangster Disciples, Jamaicans (Shower Posse), Trinidadians, and Grenadians, particularly notorious for turf wars, shootouts, and pitbull fights. Welcome to Flatbush, Brooklyn, New York.

Freddy Rugga was a rose that grew from the concrete drug-filled streets of Brooklyn. From birth Freddy Rugga inherited two strikes, being black & a young fatherless male. Being raised by a strong-willed single mother has its advantages; however, the plights & struggles of becoming a “MAN” requires the influence & guidance of a real active “FATHER.” Self-educated with a “READY TO DIE” mentality created an edge to Freddy Rugga, which enabled him to develop superior street survival skills. Imagine living as a child in a homeless shelter amongst other kids and having strangers manage your life. 

One day, a well-known Harlem Rapper named Black Rob visits your shelter & can perform in front of a multi-platinum artist! Freddy Rugga performed as a young black male in front of the legendary rapper Black Rob & blew him away. Black Rob looked Freddy Rugga in his young eyes & told him, “you got something special, kid.” Five months later, Freddy Rugga & Black Rob were incarcerated & both dreams got deferred.

Freddy Rugga evolved from the gripes of prison & re-emerged onto the music scene with an uncontrollable rage. In 2006 he recorded his first mixtape aptly titled Ruggatime Volume 1 & every corner store, bodega, & hood spot was buzzing. Freddy Rugga dropped his debut album Loyalty & Money in 2016 & it became an immediate street hustler’s anthem. The hard-hitting & heavy bass line track “LIFE” resonates with every person on their grind searching for a better day. 

The lyrics of “LIFE” showcases the mental toughness & depth of the mind of Freddy Rugga. The entire track reflects the growth of that same young black male, seeking a way out of that homeless shelter, & being “AGAINST ALL ODDS.” When you listen to the track “LIFE,” it sends chills down your spine, because the drums, basslines, & lyrics define the power of change. Freddy Rugga has endured every type of pain imaginable; however, his voice & music remains dominant on the streets of New York. Freddy Rugga is “The Millennial Music Street King

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King James Worthy The New Definition of Millennial R&B Cool

King James Worthy The New Definition of Millennial R&B Cool

King James Worthy The New Definition of Millennial R&B Cool

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King James Worthy: The New Definition of Millennial R&B Cool

I just landed in Miami, and I have the worst headache imaginable.  Working 21 hours per day over the past 96 hours has taken its toll.  But the saying is true “Heavy is the Head that wears the crown.” Flying first class on Delta has its perks, and this prime rib steak dinner is a clear reminder of why I remain loyal to the grind.  During my flight, Jodeci’s “Diary of a Mad Band” was my sleep therapy aid. 

“Cry For You” is one of the greatest R&B tracks from the ’90s and guaranteed to put anyone to sleep within 5 minutes. 

Classic R&B music is the perfect antidote for migraines, broken hearts, and falling in love.  As I enter my chauffeured Escalade ESV, the driver stores my luggage and provides a complimentary bottle of Deleon Tequila.  I look at the driver and say, “how in the world did you I needed this?”.  He smiled and said SLS Hotel ensures that every guest receives the highest level of service and amenities. Sometimes we forget the beauty of simple things like “consideration.”  

My driver asks me my music preference, and I request “Call On Me” by James Worthy feat Sonna Rele.  The piano chords and angelic voice of Sonna Rele feel like Halle Berry is whispering sweet nothings in my ear.  I take a shot of Platinum Deleon and engulf myself into the sonic vibes.  The lyrics elevate my energy and creates a luxurious ambiance within my mind. The entrance of James Worthy voice commands my immediate attention.  There is an intriguing significance in his voice inflections, lyrical content, and emotional balance.  James Worthy’s music creates a signature style of R&B elegance.

I’m on my third shot of Deleon, and I switch tracks to “Move” featuring Ecstasy.  The high-intensity beat production of “Move” makes me feel like I’m moving thru Club “Liv” searching for Ms. Right. “Move” embodies the fast-paced nightlife of Miami and mesmerizes your imagination.  The most potent element of “MOVE” is “CONFIDENCE.” “Move” unlocks the inner “SHAFT” in every man and empowers them to conquer fears and approach their love interest without mental boundaries.  

As I approach the SLS Hotel, my driver hands me a bottle of Aquahydrate and unloads my luggage.  I thanked him for being a consummate professional and tipped him handsomely.  The front desk staff warmly welcomes me to Miami and provides full concierge service. 

The diverse staff ushers me up to my Premier Balcony Suite, which boasts oceans views of Miami in panoramic style. 

I collapse on the bed and close my eyes in complete exhaustion.  I adjust my Beats Pro earphones and play “This Wave” from James’s album “Kaleidoscopes.”  

Sonically the track gives me that “Babyface” Never Keeping Secrets type vibe.  James possesses a very rare talent for converting vulnerable emotions into transparent expressions of romanticism.  The music of James Worthy enables listeners to mesh their reality and fantasy simultaneously via music.  The track “This Wave” featuring “Truth Hurts” is another example of why he is “The New Definition of Millennial R&B Cool.”  His latest album, “Kaleidoscopes,” is the perfect extension of “Blu Leisure.” 

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Judge orders city to divert over radio audio files from Breonna Taylor fatal shooting

Judge orders city to divert over radio audio files from Breonna Taylor fatal shooting

Judge orders city to divert over radio audio files from Breonna Taylor fatal shooting

MetroSafe has until Aug. 7 to turn over the audio files.

MetroSafe, Louisville’s emergency communications system, has close to 7 days to turn over the recorded radio discussions from the evening of the deadly shooting of Breonna Taylor.

A judge determined on early Wednesday (July 29), as per WLKY. Lawyer Sam Aguiar documented to get the accounts discharged in the interest of Taylor’s family for their civil lawsuit against previous Louisville cop Brett Hankison.

Aguiar scrutinized Hankison’s whereabouts during the evening of the lethal shooting. The lawyer guarantees that the previous officer left the scene for very nearly two hours. Aguiar needs MetroSafe to divert over audio chronicles from all cosed strategic channels too.

It’s been more than four months since Taylor was lethally shot within her home. Hankison, Jon Mattingly and Myles Cosgrove were the officers associated with the shooting. None of them have been captured or accused of her death. Hankison is the main officer who was terminated for his contribution.

Her case has gotten national consideration as entertainers and professional athletes request that the officers be held responsible for her demise. Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James utilized his post-scrimmage question and answer session to carry attention to her case.

“First of all, I want to continue to shed light on justice for Breonna Taylor and to her family and everything that’s going on with that situation,” James said.

“We want the cops arrested who committed that crime. In the state of Kentucky — what’s going on down there — I know a lot of people are feeling the same,” he continued. “Us as the NBA and [as] players — me as one of the leaders of this league — I want her family to know and I want the state of Kentucky to know that we feel for her and we want justice. That’s what it’s all about. What’s right is right and what’s wrong is wrong.”

MetroSafe has until Aug. 7 to turn over the accounts.

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