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SIDHU MOOSEWALA’S DEATH SPARKS A POLITICAL STORM

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Beloved Punjabi singer, rapper, and politician SIDHU MOOSEWALA was shot and killed on May 29th, 2022. Shubhdeep Singh Sidhu was best known by his stage name Sidhu Moosewala. The 28-year-old artist underwent an autopsy that revealed his death was confirmed after receiving 24 gunshots. The attack happened a day after his security was trimmed by the state government. This has sparked questions and his murder has led to a political storm, igniting massive outrage from fans and opposition leaders. Punjab’s Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann has ordered an inquiry led by a high court judge to look into the incident. Touching photos of the beloved artist have been circulating the internet as family, friends, and fans grieve his passing. We would like to give our deepest condolences to all who are suffering from his passing and his legendary work will live on in the hearts of everyone he reached.

Interviews and reflection on his passing in the media

SIDHU MOOSEWALA MUSIC HIGHLIGHTS

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BIG L (Lamont Coleman) True Harlem Legend, Brings Hip-Hop Fans Far & Wide To Celebrate 140th Street Renaming

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A HISTORIC DAY IN HIP-HOP

Legendary New York rapper Big L has had a street renamed after him in his hometown of Harlem. Hundreds of his dedicated fans, family members and friends showed up on the street on Saturday to celebrate.

Once known as 140th and Lenox Ave is now officially Lamont “Big L” Coleman Way. This took place after a lengthy petition campaign put together by the producers of the Big L documentary. One spokesperson said, “It took a whole lot of effort and support to get to this great point. We made it happen.”

The team also announced in a statement on Instagram. “The biggest Thank You goes out to the dope 500 plus people who signed the petition so we could get the street renamed. There are entirely tooo many good people that gave their support. With all my heart, I personally want to say THANK YOU!!!!”

Big L is revered as one of the greatest lyricists in Hip-Hop of all time. He has been an influence the careers of countless rappers. 

Big L and Tupac joined forces for “Deadly Combination” from L’s second studio album “The Big Picture.”

FRIENDS & LEGENDS IN HIP-HOP

Funkmaster Flex stated that L was a better lyricist than both Biggie and Jay-Z. His career was cut short in 1999 when he was shot and killed outside of his residence in Harlem. I had a personal invite for the occasion by other Harlem Rap legends Herb Mcgruff and Stan Spit.

From Left To Right – Herb McGruff + Stan Spit

Herb Mcgruff and Stan Spit were both close friends of Lamont Coleman. They grew up on the same blocks as the late great and were a part of Big L’s legacy.

I spent the day with his partner in media Adot-Upt covering exclusive stories and interviews. These are the ones who knows the history and back stories of Big L’s life and rap career. We all know of the Big L – Jay Z story.

There is an unknown story about L that revolves around his insane recording deal. L was the first artist to ever secure a deal where he’d receive $10-$11 from a $12 record. Imagine how far Big L’s career would have went had his life not ended?

Big L would have been one of the biggest rappers in history if it weren’t for his premature death. Big L was murdered back in February 1999. He was just 24 years old. His 1995 project titled Lifestylez Of Da Poor & Dangerous would be his only released studio album.

In just one album, L established himself as the untouchable king of punchlines, delivered in his unmistakably aggressive compound flow.

Big L`s freestyles on The Stretch Armstrong and Bobbito Show (in 1995 with Jay-Z, and in 1998 solo) amassed major cult followings online and live on as the benchmark of the freestyle verse.

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[NEWS] Actor Ray Liotta Passes Away at 67

Actor Ray Liotta is photographed for The Wrap on June 5, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Elisabeth Caren/Contour by Getty Images)

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RAY LIOTTA has passed away. Confirming multiple news reports, the acclaimed actor passed while on location in the Dominican Republic. TMZ reports that while shooting a movie titled “Dangerous Waters” that he died in his sleep. Liotta was 67 years old.

Sources close to Liotta also claim that his fiancée was with him during the filming. There has been no reports of foul play nor any other suspicious accusations surrounding this story.

Ray Liotta (Photo Cred: TV Insider)

Ray’s Sketch of Life

Liotta was one of Hollywood’s hardest working stars. While known for several roles, his most memorable role was starring in “Goodfellas” alongside Robert De Niro & Joe Pesci as mobster Henry Hill. Another unforgettable performance was in the iconic film “Field of Dreams” and his portrayal of Shoeless Joe Jackson.

Liotta had countless films under his belt including “Cop Land”, “Corrina Corinna” and “Blow” where he played alongside Johnny Depp as Fred Jung, the father to Depp’s character George Jung. It was this role that was a personal favorite of mine. The heart-wrenching scene produced one of the film’s most memorable quotes.

Ray was a devoted father and husband. He most recently celebrated his engagement to Jacy Nittolo via social media. Liotta leaves her and his daughter Karsen Liotta, who is also following in her father’s footsteps to mourn his loss.

(Photo Cred: Actor IG Page)

Straight Official Magazine offers our prayers and condolences to the Liotta family as well as his peers and his fans.

R.I.P. Ray Liotta

Ray Liotta (Photo Cred: The AU Review Website)

‘May the wind always be at your back and the sun upon your face. And may the wings of destiny carry you aloft to dance with the stars.

Ray Liotta as Fred Jung in “Blow”

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Young Thug + Gunna Indicted on Racketeering Charges, Prosecutors say YSL is a “Organized Criminal Street Gang”

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Both rappers face charges of conspiring to violate the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act in a grand jury indictment of Thug’s YSL collective, which cites the artists’ lyrics

Young Thug was arrested on May 9 in Atlanta on Georgia state charges of participation in street gang activity and conspiring to violate the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act, online jail records show.

The rapper’s arrest is the result of a larger grand jury indictment that names 28 members and associates of his label and imprint YSL (aka Young Slime Life, Young Stoner Life, and Young Slatt Life), confirmed via court documents.

Young Thug

Among the names listed in the 56-count indictment is Gunna, who was also charged with conspiring to violate RICO. Yak Gotti, Peewee Roscoe, Duke, and Thug’s brother Unfoonk were also indicted.

Gunna

The indictment defines YSL as a “criminal street gang” founded in 2012 with an affiliation with the Bloods.

While all 28 defendants were charged with conspiracy to violate the RICO Act, Thug and Gunna’s co-defendants face additional charges including armed robbery, aggravated assault, drugs and weapons charges.

Yak Gotti and four others were charged with murder for the January 2015 death of Donovan Thomas, Jr., who is described by prosecutors as “a rival gang member.”

Young Thug, whose real name is Jeffery Lamar Williams, is also accused of renting a car that was later used “in the commission of” that murder.

There’s a long section of the indictment titled “acts in furtherance of the conspiracy,” which cites incidents between 2013 and 2022.

Some are examples of crimes committed, including Peewee Roscoe’s 2015 felony offense of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon—the time he reportedly shot at Lil Waynes tour bus. Roscoe’s conviction was overturned in 2018.

Young Thug
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA – OCTOBER 12: Hip-hop artist Young Thug arrives at a release party for his new album “PUNK” at Delilah on October 12, 2021 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Michael Tullberg/Getty Images)

Many acts listed under that heading are YSL-related songs, videos, social media posts, and lyrics that are deemed “an overt act in furtherance of the conspiracy.”

Examples include the Young Thug and Juice WRLD collaboration “Bad Boy” (including quoted passages from the late Juice WRLD and not Thug).

Defendant JEFFERY WILLIAMS, an associate of YSL, posted a video titled “Just How It Is,” with lyrics stating “I escaped every one of the licks cause I was supposed to be rich, I don’t care nothing bout no cop, I’m tellin you just how it is,” “Hit em with the MAC now, now his whole body scabbed,” “I done for the crew, I done did the robbin, I done did the jackin, now I’m full rappin,” “last nigga tried me almost got popped in Lenox, ask the cops, ask the detectives, they know all the business, ask the cops and the detectives, all the jurisdictions,” “gave the lawyer close to two mil, he handles all the killings,” “we don’t speak bout shit on wax, it’s all mob business, we know to kill the biggest cats of all kittens,” an overt act in furtherance of the conspiracy.

Young Thug

Among the charges in the indictment is conspiracy to commit murder. This section claims that Christian Eppinger (listed in the indictment as “Bhris”) and Antonio “Obama” Sumlin discussed their desire to “obtain the permission” of Thug to make an attempt on the life of YFN Lucci.

“I’ll tell you the response to any allegation is Mr. Williams committed no crime whatsoever and we will fight to my last drop of blood to clear him,” Young Thug’s attorney Brian Steel stated.

YSL has released two Slime Language Compilation; the 2021 installment debuted at No1 on Billboard Charts.

The album featured huge guests including Drake, J. Cole, Travis Scott, Mac Miller, Future, the late Juice WRLD, A$AP Rocky, Post Malone, and Doja Cat.

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Kevin Samuels: Controversial youtuber death puts Twitter into an uproar!

Kevin Samuels

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56 years of age, Kevin Samuels’ name became a trending topic on Twitter Thursday afternoon. This Friday morning the world of men and women are speaking out their personal thoughts of Samuels and his ways.

According to reports from reliable sources, Samuels, a self-proclaimed relationship guru and image consultant who is best known for his misogynistic comments about black women, in particular, has died.

Samuels’ most recent social media activity, as his Facebook had not been updated since at least Tuesday. His final tweet was posted in April, but that post was linked to his Instagram.

The last video he posted on his YouTube channel was about the aforementioned “Modern Women” and was published at the same time as the Instagram post on Wednesday.

Samuels has gained a following through the way he addresses black women. His image consulting agency works with “men who want to improve their appearance,” according to his website.

He was in the news recently for all the wrong reasons for describing women who are at least 35 and not married as “leftover” women.

“If you made it to 35 and you’re not married, you’re a leftover woman,” Samuels said on her podcast last month. “You’re what’s left over. Men know there’s probably something wrong with you. Whether you want to hear it or not, I’m going there with you. I’m telling you the truth you don’t want to hear.

Men know there’s probably something wrong with you. And here’s the thing: when you were 22 to 25 years old and you didn’t want to settle, you were trying to get the CEO, the pilot, the investment banker, what you were trying to get flew out the door…”

News of his death spread like wildfire on social media where he was trending on Twitter. Many users spoke their minds and shared mixed reviews of Samuels’ passing. See what they had to say below. 

This is a developing story and we will keep you posted with updates. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and loved ones during this time. 

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Country Star Naomi Judd Dies at 76

On Saturday April 30th 2022 Country star Naomi Judd passed away at the age of 76 years old.

Daughter Wynona broke the news on Twitter saying she had died from a mental illness further reports will be coming.

Naomi and her daughter Wynona were to be inducted into the country music hall of fame on Sunday.

She is survived by her 2 daughters Wynona Judd and actress Ashley Judd as this report is being broadcasted details are still sketchy if they will be continuing with the induction ceremony for the music duo The Judds or postpone it.

Naomi also did bit of acting who has appeared in several Hallmark movies.

Naomi’s hits include love can build a bridge: grandpa tell me about the good ol days.


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Hip-hop icon DJ Kay Slay dead at 55: Keith Grayson passed after COVID battle

DJ KAY SLAY

Keith Grayson (August 14, 1966 – April 17, 2022), professionally known as DJ Kay Slay, was an American disc jockey (DJ) and record executive from New York City.

He is referred to by The New York Times as “Hip Hop’s One-Man Ministry of Insults”.[1][2] He released four studio albums, The Streetsweeper, Vol. 1The Streetsweeper, Vol. 2The Champions: North Meets South (with Greg Street), and More Than Just a DJ.

DJ KAY SLAY EARLY LIFE

A Picture Of DJ Kay Slay when he was actually known as “Dezzy Dez”

Keith Grayson was born August 14, 1966 in New York City, New York. Grayson was originally a prominent graffiti artist, having been featured in the 1983 hip hop documentary, Style Wars.

One of Grayson’s better known tags was “Dez”. As a youth involved in New York’s flourishing hip-hop scene, Keith witnessed firsthand the ascent of legendary disc jockeys such as Grandmaster FlashGrand Wizzard Theodore and Kool DJ Red Alert, in the late 1970s and into the 1980s.

“I didn’t so much set out to be a DJ,” he said. “It was just something to do that was fun and that I enjoyed doing.” 

With the decline of the graffiti movement in the late 1980s, Dez began dealing with narcotics and consequently ended up in jail by the late 1980s. Grayson was released from jail in 1990, and claims to have abstained from using drugs ever since. He is from East River Projects located in East Harlem, New York.

KAY SLAY CAREER

2003–2009: Streetsweeper series

DJ Kay Slay released his debut album, The Streetsweeper, Vol. 1, on 20 May 2003. In the summer of 2003, Kay Slay released a single, accompanied by a music video, for a song titled “Too Much For Me”. The single, which features a chorus sung by then-up-and-coming singer Amerie, also features verses from American rappers BirdmanNas and Foxy Brown.

The song peaked at number 53 on the US Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, making it the DJ’s highest charting single to date. The single’s music video includes cameo appearances by Swizz BeatzN.O.R.E.RaekwonWC and Lloyd Banks.

 Although the song was not a major success, its music video was aired on MTV Jams and BET. The “Too Much For Me” video did not feature Nas (because of Nas’ solo projects) or Baby; so Loon was featured instead. This replacement started a feud between Nas and Kay Slay.

STREETSWEEPER VOL1

On March 30, 2004, Kay Slay’s second album The Streetsweeper, Vol. 2, was released. Another single and video were released for “Who Gives A…Where You From” with Three 6 Mafia, which peaked at number 89 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs. Kay Slay and the song were featured on the 2004 NFL Street video game.

STREETSWEEPER VOL2

2010–2022: More Than Just a DJ and Rhyme or Die

After releasing More Than Just a DJ in 2010, Rhyme or Die is scheduled for release in 2015. The album’s first two singles “60 Second Assassins” featuring Busta RhymesLayzie BoneTwista and Jaz-O and “The Kings of the Streets” featuring DJ KhaledDJ Drama, DJ Doo Wop and Fly Nate were released in 2011. In 2013, “About That Life” featuring FabolousT-PainRick RossNelly and French Montana was released as a single from Rhyme or Die.

It debuted and peaked at #54 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, making it one of Kay Slay’s most successful singles to date. In the beginning of 2014, “Free Again” was released featuring Fat Joe and 50 Cent, which came as a surprise for some seeing as how they had “beef” before, but have since reconciled.

In 2021 Dj Kay Slay released the track “Rolling 110 Deep” which featured 110 hip hop artists with contributing verses from Ice-TShaqCoke La RockKRS-OneKool G RapGhostface KillahRoy Jones JrOmar Epps and others like Harlem Legends Herb McGruff & Stan Spit.

MORE THAN JUST A DJ

ILLNESS + DEATH OF KAY SLAY

In January 2022, DJ Kay Slay’s brother said he was in the hospital after contracting COVID-19, but was “in a recovery state”.[5] He later died of complications from the disease on April 17, 2022, at the age of 55

Rolling 110 Deep

WDZ Exclusive DJ Kay Slay Freestyle

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GLAMLIFE PR PRO Client Katy Tunbridge features as a Voiceover in Star Wars Commercial

GLAMLIFE PR PRO Client Katy Tunbridge features as a Voiceover in Star Wars Commercial.

Katy Tunbridge story begins back when she lived in New York for the five years mixing live sound in Brooklyn for two years. Katy has also on production team for another company in “The Times Center” theatre building in Times Square.

Katy has many accomplishments. She has recorded and produced with an R&B artist in Brooklyn (5 songs). She completed a Diploma in Recording Engineering and Music Producing and has released nine songs and one jingle of her own since 2017.

She has been in many songwriting sessions with super talented people over the years. In addition, she has also written for other people for the past ten years including a lot of kids music too. She started singing and performing most weekends in New York in the last three years she lived there.

Since she’s been back in Australia she has been working on set as crew (Stand In/Body Double) for Elizabeth Moss (The Invisible Man: Movie) and for Joanne Froggatt (The Commons: TV show).

As of last week she’s being considered to come on board on the sound team as a boom operator for an Australian television show in the next couple of weeks .

Be sure to follow Katy Tunbridge on social media and check out her website at the link below for all the lastest songs, projects and updates.

Connect with Katy Tunbridge and her work:

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Eminem Most Certified Artist For Singles In RIAA History

EMINEM has reached the top of the RECORDING INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA’s list of most rewarded musicians for singles, adding 73.5 million new Gold & Platinum Program certifications, these additions bring EMINEM’s total to 227.5 million certifications (166 million for singles, 61.5 million for albums), including a combined six RIAA Diamond awards, the newest being for “Curtain Call: The Hits,” his third Diamond album.

RIAA Chairman/CEO MITCH GLAZIER said, “These awards recognize EMINEM’s unflinching commitment to his craft and the enduring connection he has forged with fans over the last twenty years. With the announcement, EMINEM becomes the top certified singles artist in our program’s history and adds a rare third Diamond Album to his many creative accomplishments. Congratulations to EMINEM and his entire label team who have set the bar higher than ever!”

INTERSCOPE GEFFEN A&M Vice Chairman STEVE BERMAN said, “INTERSCOPE joins AFTERMATH in congratulating MARSHALL, PAUL, and the entire SHADY team on this remarkable achievement. It has been an honor to be part of one of the greatest journeys in the history of recorded music. The most beautiful part of this is it feels like the journey has just begun.”

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Rebel Cannabis Celebrity Ed “NJWeedman” Forchion Calls Instagram His Biggest Foe Since the DEA

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Rebel Cannabis Celebrity Ed “NJWeedman” Forchion Calls Instagram His Biggest Foe Since the DEA

Ed “NJWeedman” Forchion’s personal battles with politicians, the police, the courts, the DEA and even the FBI have been widely documented for decades. Now that the formerly embattled marijuana rebel is finally reaping the spoils of his longtime weed legalization war, he has found himself up against a new foe. With a record of activism that spans over 30 years, Forchion is calling out Instagram as his biggest adversary yet.

Miami, FL – Ed “NJWeedman” Forchion’s personal battles with politicians, the police, the courts, the DEA and even the FBI have been widely documented for decades. Now that the formerly embattled marijuana rebel is finally reaping the spoils of his longtime weed legalization war, he has found himself up against a new foe. With a record of activism that spans over 30 years, Forchion is calling out Instagram as his biggest adversary yet. Though verified on Facebook, the cannabis celebrity has been unable to secure the widely acclaimed blue check for his Instagram account. The matter has caused hundreds of fake accounts to launch and imitate him, much to the detriment of his reputation, businesses and most importantly, his safety.

“My life is in danger because of the fake accounts on Instagram. The situation has gotten wildly out of control. There are impersonators out there literally stealing money online with promises of delivering cannabis. My business does not mail or deliver weed and we don’t conduct any business online ever! I’ve actually had angry customers affront me, my children and my staff in person after having been duped out of thousands of dollars by these scammers online. Some of these situations have gotten very scary! These impersonators are allowed to run rampant, while my team and I have tried repeatedly to secure Instagram’s support and attention,” cites Forchion. “A verified account would at least help to mitigate the situation.”

“I am appealing to the public and our thousands of supporters. I’m hoping that they will report any fake accounts and I’m just trying to get the word out that there is only one real “NJWeedman” account on Instagram, with over 23,000 followers,” notes Forchion. “I’m also filing a report about these cyber-crimes with the FBI in the hopes that their National Cyber Investigative Joint Task Force (NCIJTF) can take on this case. The scammers have fake websites linked to their IG accounts that are impersonating me and they are making off with tens of thousands if not hundreds of thousands of dollars from unsuspecting victims!”

Forchion has achieved worldwide notoriety for his longtime battles for legalization. As the former co-owner of NJWeedman’s Joint, a popular cannabis themed restaurant in Trenton, NJ, six years in business, the famed cannabis culprit made astonishing headlines this past year for opening a dispensary across the street from the state capital city hall. His ‘outlawed’ success has garnered him speaking engagements on virtual panels at Stockton and Princeton University, and he has been featured across international and mainstream news including NBC News in New York, ABC-TV Nightline, Cheddar News, VICE News and MSNBC’s “Into America.”

Forchion has expanded his brand to Miami, FL with the opening of a cannabis friendly art and music lounge, The Joint of Miami. His daughters now oversee his Trenton operations, while his son has taken over the Miami business.

Much to his distress however, even The Joint of Miami business account on Instagram has been hacked and shut down, with imposter accounts now posing as the actual operation. The original account @thejointofmiami, which was linked to major advertisements and publicity, is now replaced by several fake accounts that are compromising the brand’s integrity.

“I know everyone has issues with social media. I happen to love social media. It has given me a voice and a presence that has literally fueled my activism, brand and business ventures. But now, the fake accounts situation has spiraled out of control. I’ve got 99 problems and Instagram is all of them!” adds Forchion. “Adam Mosseri, the head of Instagram, if you are reading this, or any of your team, – ‘HELP!’ – Can I get verified on Instagram??? Please get me back my @jointofmiami account and delete the fake ones. In fact, we can discuss the matter over a bowl on me!”

For more information about The Joint of Miami, get lit at https://thejointofmiami.com/. Follow them on Instagram only at @theofficialjointofmiami (https://www.instagram.com/theofficialjointofmiami/).

For more information on NJWeedman’s Joint in Trenton, NJ, catch a buzz at https://njweedmansjoint.com/ .

Take a puff with NJWeedman and read all about his continued ‘budding’ adventures at https://linktr.ee/NJWeedman.

Most importantly, find him on Instagram only at @njweedman (https://www.instagram.com/njweedman/) and verified on Facebook at @NJWeedman (https://www.facebook.com/NJWEEDMAN).

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