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Master P has a message for Colin Kaepernick … WHO NEEDS THE NFL … telling TMZ Sportsif the league won’t let Kaep ball, he’s down to help Colin start up his own shop, and take down the shield.

P knows about sports startups, his Global Mixed Gender Basketball league is off to an incredible start, attracting big name talent like the Gonzalez TwinsGlen “Big Baby” Davis, and Metta World Peace.

When we got him out in L.A. we had to ask P what he thought about Kaep’s situation, and P had a very simple answer, if you can’t join ’em, beat ’em.

“I’ll help him start his own league. I think he should, I mean he’s a great football player. I think the NFL should have some competition.”

P’s point is that the only way Colin can ensure his right to demonstrate any way he wants is to have some ownership, and that’s exactly what he wants to do with his upstart league.

Someone get “He Hate Me” on the phone.

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Doughboy Roc investigated by DEA before death


Detroit — Rapper Doughboy Roc was under federal investigation and had $55,000 seized by U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration agents before being shot to death Monday, The Detroit News has learned.

Court records and sources familiar with the federal investigation offer insight into the final months of the 29-year-old rapper, real name Rodney Yeargin, who gained local fame within the music industry while striving for mainstream success.

It’s unclear whether there’s any connection between the homicide and the seizure of money or the DEA investigation.

Drug dealing and the rap industry have overlapped in high-profile federal investigations locally in recent years. In March, The News reported that DEA agents were investigating Detroit music mogul Brian Brown after an informant identified the BMB Records owner as one of the largest heroin dealers in the Midwest who was using the rap label to launder drug money.

The DEA is investigating a local rap music mogul who is accused of being one of the largest heroin dealers in the Midwest. Take a look at the BMB Records founder Brian Brown’s alleged drug empire and locations targeted by federal drug agents.

Though the full scope of the DEA investigation was unclear Thursday, sources familiar with the investigation said federal agents stopped Yeargin on Feb. 28 at Detroit Metropolitan Airport. Agents seized more than $55,000 in cash before Yeargin could board a flight.

Yeargin was never charged with a federal crime.

“It is against Department of Justice policy to confirm or deny an existing investigation,” DEA spokesman Rich Isaacson told The News.

Yeargin was flying with the cash to buy a car in Arizona, said attorney Ivan Land, who was hired to reclaim the cash.

Yeargin earned the money through selling rap CDs and concert performances, the lawyer said.

“My client was not a drug dealer,” Land said. “He was a successful artist.”

Yeargin’s destination in Arizona was unclear, his lawyer said.

Travelers can fly from Detroit Metropolitan Airport to several cities in Arizona, including Phoenix and Tucson. Both are considered by federal drug agents as source cities for large shipments of narcotics to Metro Detroit due to the cities’ close proximity to the U.S.-Mexican border

Land spoke to the rapper three days before the shooting to prepare for reclaiming the money. The attorney had told prosecutors about the source of the cash and planned vehicle purchase in Arizona, he said.

“They said ‘prove it,’” Land said. “We were in the middle of working it out.”

Land does not believe the shooting was drug-related and disputed that Yeargin was being investigated by federal drug agents.

“I don’t think that if a person was in some type of trouble that they would be out in the open like that,” Land said.

Two months after the cash seizure, Yeargin faced a separate legal challenge.

On April 8, he was hit with two cocaine charges in Wayne County, including a 20-year felony, but caught a break.

Instead of 20 years in prison, prosecutors offered Yeargin a deal to plead guilty to attempted delivery/manufacture of less than 50 grams of cocaine. His sentencing guidelines recommended a term of seven-to-23 months in state prison and included the possibility of probation.

Wayne Circuit  Judge Dana Hathaway, instead, sentenced Yeargin to two years’ probation, according to Wayne County Circuit Court records.

“He was allowed to plead and a sentence of probation would be in line with that type of plea,” said Maria Miller, an assistant prosecutor with the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office.

Yeargin’s criminal defense lawyer, Kareem LaMount Johnson, was aware of the cash seized by federal agents.

“It was my understanding that all of that money had been lawfully gained,” Johnson said Thursday. “It was just a matter of a young hip hop artist who likes to carry cash.”

The shooting shocked Johnson.

“Oh man, he was such a good kid,” he said. “The last time I had contact with Mr. Yeargin, he was working solely on music.”

The conviction was at least Yeargin’s third serious crime.

In 2011, he was convicted of carrying a weapon with unlawful intent and felony firearm.

After being sentenced for the drug crime in June, Yeargin was ordered to wear a tether until mid-September. He posted a photo of the tether and low-top white Nike Air Force One sneakers on Instagram on Sept. 14 with the hashtag #blessed.

Four weeks later, he was dead.

Detroit Police officers found his bullet-ridden body in a white Hyundai near Stoepel and Westfield Monday afternoon on the city’s west side.

He appeared to have been shot in his right ear and shoulder, police said.

Soon after the news broke that the rapper had been killed, the neighborhood filled with authorities and mourners and tributes from fellow musicians flooded social media.

Monday’s incident is the second fatal shooting in three months involving well-known Detroit rappers. In July, Dominique Brown and Ramell Campbell, known as Domo Brown and 47 Mell, respectively, were killed in a drive-by shooting while driving east on Interstate 94 near Livernois. Police said that killing was the result of an ongoing feud.

Other shootings involving Detroit rappers include:

■Dex Osama, whose real name was Byron Cox, was killed in September 2015 outside the Crazy Horse strip club in southwest Detroit following a fight over a woman.

■ King Gordy, who appeared in Eminem’s movie “8 Mile,” was shot five times in February 2013 during a robbery attempt.

■In April 2006, DeShaun Holton who, as rapper “Proof,” was a member of the Eminem-fronted hip-hop sextet D12, was killed outside the CCC Club on Eight Mile near Gratiot.

■ Obie Trice, also an Eminem protege, was shot Dec. 31, 2005, while driving on the Lodge Freeway.

■Darnell Lyndsey, whose stage name was Blade Icewood, was killed in April 2005 in a drive-by shooting, less than a year after another gun attack had left him paralyzed from the chest down.

Anyone with information about Monday’s fatal shooting is asked to call the Detroit Police Department Homicide Unit at (313) 596-2260. Anonymous tips also can be submitted through Crime Stoppers of Michigan at 1-800-SPEAK-UP.

George Hunter contributed.

(313) 222-2486

Twitter: @robertsnellnews

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 – Detroit police are investigating the shooting death of an up-and-coming Detroit rapper.

Rodney Jenkins, who went by the stage name Doughboy Roc, was shot and killed on the city’s west side Monday.

We’re told he was fatally shot at about 3:30 p.m. while sitting in a white Hyundai at Stoepel and Westfield, near Livernois.

Investigators say the bullets hit him near the ear and shoulder. Friends of the victim are in shock.

“I grew up with him when I was real young,” said Huey. “They were the older homies, man, who always showed respect. (He was) a real respectful individual. We were both from the same neighborhood. I actually got my first track in the city through Doughboy Roc.”

Police have no motive and no suspect.

This is a developing story. Stay with FOX 2 for updates.


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VladTV Staff Writer

Tyrese isn’t shy about stuntin on his haters. Even if it’s the reigning box office champion.

Tyrese recently posted on instagram showing off the numerous cars he has at his home. Apparently, his business partners were competing with him and he had to shut them down by showing his cars with the twin turbos. In a subsequent post, he also went at The Rock.

In an Instagram post that included the cast of the original Fast & Furious, Tyrese captioned it with saying, “Diversity, love, multi-ethnic worldwide multi-generational, United Nations, One Race, Fast Family…… Until Dewayne showed up I guess this whole time he had a problem cause he wasn’t the ONLY ONE on the movie poster.”

Tyrese did not hold back by calling The People’s Champion a “clown” and passive-aggressively congratulated him and The Rock’s manager, Dany Garcia, in successfully splitting up the franchise. The cause of this beef allegedly stems from The Rock getting his own movie sequel co-starring with Jason Statham and pushing back production on the latest Fast & Furious sequel.

The Rock didn’t respond directly to Tyrese but did tweet that his “goal from day 1 was to come in and create an exciting/fun character for the fans, elevate the franchise and build it out.”

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2 Cents

VladTV Staff Writer

Nelly has A LOT to say in response to the rape allegations that fell upon him Saturday.

In a fiery tweet storm, Nelly said “Let me say that I am beyond shocked that I have been targeted with this false allegation. I am completely innocent. I am confident that once the facts are looked at, it will be very clear that I am the victim of a false allegation…I also want to thank my fans for their unwavering support. They know me. I assure you I will be vindicated. And I assure you, I will pursue every legal option to address this defaming claim. Thank you”

Earlier today, Nelly was arrested for second-degree rape when a woman said that Nelly raped her on his tour bus in Ridgefield, Washington. He is on tour with Florida Georgia Line. Auburn police spokesman Commander Steve Stocker said that the St. Louis rapper will have his first appearance before a judge “at some point.” Nelly will not address the allegations on stage tonight as he will not perform.

Nelly also vows to take legal action against this “defaming claim.” To clear the record, Nelly tweeted, “To be absolutely clear. I have not been charged with a crime therefore no bail was required. I was released , pending further investigation.”

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Stand For what?!
You want me to stand for a song that continues to remind me of all the harms that have done me wrong?
Stand for what?!
For your Army that none of our sons truly belong
Stand for what?
The 100 years it took them to convince Congress to become the anthem after 40 failed attempts
Stand for what?
Your forefathers who really just Pimps.
Stand for What?
A song about War, not freedom
That’s how you want to lead them
Brainwash your people? that’s how you want to treat em
Slavemasters whips to Cops night sticks, that’s how you continue to beat em.
Stand for what
the beginning of Slavery in 1619
Or the end of those Black Marines of 1814
That’s really what the lyrics are about
They may have taken the word slave out
but they forget to remove the slave connotations from their brains and they mouth The mentality to make America Greater than your imagination is how you pout
Hating because we burned down their White House
Gave proof through the night, that its light out
For the old elitist white man thinking
Drunk off they ass with power at baseball games singing and drinking

Man stand for what?

Stand for something or fall for dumb shit!

Stand for what

To salute the Red White and Blue, on a Flag where my Colors not reflected

Stand for what
To uphold laws that were embedded to have my community negatively affected
Stand for what
Your racist systemic melodies of mind manipulating rhetoric?
Did you know the government pays Sports organizations for plays, to make people more patriotic
This MK Ultra Soul control needs to stop it
I can still love my country and hate that fucked up song about rockets, and bombs bursting air
Reminds me of Charlottesville’s vicious glares
And police shootings with no care like the dash cameras wasn’t there.
Stand for what
Monuments and statues of old slave masters
Constant reminders of our nations disasters
The Heros in Houston, the Doctors, the Poets and the Pastors.
That’s who I want to shape our greatness after
I honor and respect our men and women of service
But we’ve been taught to idolize wars without purpose
The majority of our Militaries casualties are minority soldiers
So let’s make statues for those warriors because they truly deserve it
Mt Rushmore was built by the Ku Klux Klan, so why the fuck should I have respect for those men

Damn, This is not my country and it’s not yours either.
Go back to Africa? I wish we never had to leave it
But the entire World is our neighborhood
So why do we perceive certain blocks to be bad and other blocks to be good?

Instead of glorifying the past we gotta focus on the future
Dick Gregory warned me if U speak up They probably gonna shoot ya!

But I shout for his eternal voice along with Martin, Malcolm and Marcus Garvey and
march wholeheartedly for their legacy
Because I’ll say it loud as you can see
Fuck Francis Scott Key and Robert E. Lee
They don’t represent me and neither do either of these hypocritical political parties
I am a native to the cosmic and Universal God Energy.

Even though the constitution really doesn’t apply to me
I’ll try to exercise my freedom of speech

So you can tell them you heard it from me.
Yeah I said it
Brutality, Historic Fallacies and
All war is wrong and so is that fucking song!
It’s Been way too long!
It’s time to make a change and acknowledge that your home of the brave was built on the back of a Slave.

So bowing down to a true King
Is the only way to let freedom ring

Stand for what?

I ain’t standing For Shit… except Kaepernick!

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Earlier this year, Kodak Black teased his remix of Cardi B’s “Bodak Yellow,” and the full version was finally released on Tuesday (September 19). The song has propelled Cardi’s career into stardom as it climbed to the number 2 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

While some people believe there are similarities in “Bodak Yellow” and Kodak’s “No Flocking,” Cardi’s producer JWhiteDidIt said that the Florida rapper’s song wasn’t his inspiration. He explained to Complex, “I wasn’t thinking about ‘No Flockin’ honestly. I honestly never heard the record personally until Cardi started doing her thing and started writing it. I guess she felt that vibe.”

Check out the full song up top.

Source: Complex

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Marques Houston opened up to VladTV about going from living in South Central L.A. to having a platinum album at just 12-years-old. He explained that his manager Chris Stokes discovered him at a talent show when he was a kid and formed the group Immature with Romeo and LBD.

After waiting a year to sign to Virgin Records and their first album, On Our Worst Behavior, not taking off, the group went to MCA. From there they dropped the platinum smash album, Playtyme is Over, which Marques revealed Chris Stokes paid to make with his own money.

To hear more of what Marques had to say, including the worst fight he saw in the group, hit the above clip.

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Reports are suggesting superstar rapper Jay-Z has turned down a major opportunity.

(AllHipHop News) Superstar businessman Jay-Z has grown so prominent, that he has snubbed an opportunity most rappers would jump on – the Super Bowl.

According to a report in The Sun, reps for the NFL offered Hov the coveted Super Bowl Half-Time show in 2018.

“He has enough songs to create an incredible performance but he really has no plans to do the half-time show,” a source told The Sun.

Reports suggested organizers are looking for someone can top Lady Gaga, who drew in over 117 million viewers for the 2017 Half-Time show.

But, the list is short.

Artists who have already performed during the most watched televised event on television in the United States include Jay’s wife Beyonce, Coldplay, Usher, Missy Elliott and others.

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DJ Vlad

VladTV Staff Writer

Floyd Mayweather continued his $300 million McGregor victory celebration by throwing out piles of money at his strip club Girl Collection while a plethora of scantily clad beauties wiggled around. Accompanying Floyd was a somewhat uncomfortable looking (and married) Dave Chappelle. While Dave did not personally join in the money throwing (at least on camera), he did seem like he was secretly enjoying himself.


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