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BREAKING NEWS: Miss Cleo, Famous TV Psychic, Dies at 53! [KingpinTV.net]

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Bloggers note: “WHO”S THE FADDAH OF THE BABY????”

Miss Cleo, the psychic whose infomercials featured prominently on TV in the 1990s, has died, her rep confirmed to TMZ. She was 53. Continue reading

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BREAKING NEWS: Afeni Shakur Davis, Tupac’s Mother, Dies At 69! [KingpinTV.net]

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(CNN)

Afeni Shakur Davis, the mother of one of hip-hop’s most seminal and iconic figures Continue reading

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BREAKING NEWS: David Bowie Dead At 69! [KingpinTV.net]

David Bowie has died after a battle with cancer, his rep confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter. He was 69. Continue reading

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NEWS: Three-Time NBA MVP Moses Malone Dies! [KingpinTV.net]

Three-time NBA MVP and Pro Basketball Hall of Famer Moses Malone died Sunday Continue reading

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NEWS: Former Fugees Rapper Pras Is Suing The New York Post For $30 Million! [KingpinTV.net]

Well damn. Always be careful about what you print. That’s basic journalism 101. According to THR, former Fugees member, Pras, slapped the New York Post with a $30 million lawsuit because they wrote a damaging headline, which he claims is bruising his reputation. Continue reading

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REPORT: Big Pun’s Widow Wants To Sue Fat Joe! [KingpinTV.net]

Looks like Fat Joe might be a player after all. Big Pun’s widow, Liza Rios, is suing the late rapper’s best friend Fat Joe for
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BREAKING NEWS: DJ EZ Rock Is Dead! [KingpinTV.net]

 

Photo courtesy of Rolling Stone

DJ EZ Rock has reportedly died. Word of the tragic news just broke on social media when Rob Base put up a Facebook status saying, “RIP Skip (DJ EZ Rock) friends since 4th grade, I’m really going to miss you.”

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NEWS: Chief Keef Arrested After Leaving Court! [KingpinTV.net]

Rapper Keith Cozart, better known as Chief Keef, was arrested blocks from the Skokie Courthouse only minutes after he pleaded guilty to speeding 110 mph on the Edens Expressway last month.

Cozart was blocks from the courthouse when he was arrested by Chicago police officers and charged with a misdemeanor tresspassing charge, officials said.

Grand Crossing District tactical unit officers arrested the rapper at 12:25 p.m. in connection with the misdemeanor charge, said Chicago Police News Affairs Officer Veejay Zala.

The charge stems from a complaint made by a security guard from the Parkway Gardens housing complex on May 16 at 8:46 p.m. about the rapper being on the property, located in the 6300 block of South King Drive in the Woodlawn community, Zala said. The security guard told the rapper numerous times to leave the property because he wasn’t allowed to be there, but Cozart refused, Zala said. Another police official said the rapper used to live at that location.

Leah Starkman, Cozart’s lawyer, said he was arrested after his court hearing. Starkman said he was processed at the Grand Crossing District station, 7040 S. Cottage Grove Ave., on Chicago’s South Side.

She said she believes police were waiting for him to leave the Skokie courthouse.

The 17-year-old rapper who has been arrested several times recently had pleaded guilty this morning to speeding and was later scolded by the judge who ordered him not to drive.

“You think you’re invincible, and you’re certainly not,” said Cook County Circuit Court Judge Earl Hoffenberg. “Violate (conditions of the plea agreement) and you’ll find out you’re not. … I sure hope I don’t see you again, because if I do you better be ready to go to jail.”

Under sentencing guidelines for the Class A misdemeanor, Cozart could have been sentenced to a year in prison and fined up to $2,500. But the judge fined him $531, put him on probation for 18 months, ordered him perform 60 hours community service, and undergo random drug testing. He must also complete eight hours of traffic school.

Dressed in a black T-shirt, plaid shorts, sneakers, and wearing a gold chain, Cozart made no comment in court.

“If I were you, I wouldn’t take this deal if you can’t follow these conditions,” Hoffenberg said.

“I’m really not sympathetic to people who don’t listen to me,” the judge added.

(Chicago Tribune)

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**BREAKING NEWS** Chris Kelly, Of Kris Kross Is Dead! [KingpinTV.net]

Authorities in Georgia say Chris Kelly, a member of the 90s rap duo Kriss Kross, has died in Atlanta.

Investigator Betty Honey of the Fulton County Medical Examiner’s office said the 34-year-old Kelley was pronounced dead around 5 p.m. Wednesday at the south campus of the Atlanta Medical Center.

Honey said authorities are unsure of Kelly’s cause of death and that an autopsy has yet to be performed.

Kelly, known as “Mac Daddy” performed alongside Chris Smith, known as “Daddy Mac,” in the early and mid-90s. The duo might be best remembered for the song “Jump” from their 1992 debut album, “Totally Krossed Out.”

This is a developing story. Details to follow

(AP)

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According to a police report, the night before Mac Daddy died he had taken a combination of heroin and cocaine. Kelly’s mother, Donna Kelly Pratt told the police that when her son did drugs, she would usually bring him home to recoup, which is what she did the night prior to his death. The backwards pants wearing rapper was feeling “nauseous” all day until he’d passed out. Once medics got on the scene, they made an attempt to revive him, but it didn’t work. They took Kelly to the hospital where they pronounced him dead. According to his mother and uncle, Chris Kelly had been battling his demons with drugs for some time now.

So, sad. This guy is one half of a trend that had everyone jumping! It’s too bad that there is a possibility that drugs was his downfall. After celebrating the 20th anniversary of So So Def, it was rumored that JD had something was in the works. I know that would have been a GREAT comeback.

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**BREAKING NEWS** Tim Dog Dead at 46 [KingpinTV.net]

Bronx rapper Tim Dog died today from a seizure following a lengthy battle with diabetes, reports the Source. He was 46.

Born Timothy Blair, Tim Dog reached fame in 1991 with “Fuck Compton,” a diss track toward Dr. Dre and N.W.A. – one of the most provocative salvos in the East Coast/West Coast rap tensions of the day. The song appeared on Tim Dog’s debut album, Penicillin on Wax, and prompted a rebuttal track from Dre himself. Tim Dog went on to release the East Coast rap disc Do or Die in 1993 and form Ultra, a hip-hop duo with Kool Keith. In the 2000s, he released two albums and was name-checked in tracks by Eminem and Nas.

Questlove’s Top 50 Hip-Hop Songs of All Time: ‘Fuck Compton’

In 2011, Tim Dog pled guilty to grand larceny for swindling a woman out of $32,000 in an online dating scam, a scandal covered in a 2012 episode of Dateline NBC. He was sentenced to five years’ probation.

(Rolling Stone, The Source)

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*BREAKING NEWS* – Chief Keef In Police Custody! [KingpinTV*net]

South Side rapper Chief Keef was ordered held in custody today after a Cook County judge ruled that he violated his probation for a previous gun conviction.

Juvenile Court Judge Carl Anthony Walker’s decision to jail the 17-year-old rap sensation, whose real name is Keith Cozart, stems from an on-camera interview in June with Pitchfork Media that shows the rapper holding a rifle at a gun range in New York.

Walker ruled that by holding the firearm Chief Keef violated the terms of his 18-month probation, a sentence he was given for pointing a gun at a Chicago police officer in 2011, according to Andy Conklin, a spokesman for the Cook County state’s attorney’s office.

His attorney Dennis Berkson argued Cozart fired a rifle on private property as part of a promotional video. He said that didn’t violate the spirit of the judge’s order.

But Walker said it was no different than if Cozart handled a gun in a home. In that situation, he would have violated Cozart’s parole, the judge said. Cozart, who was sentenced to 18 months probation in January 2012 for pointing a gun at Chicago cops, was handcuffed behind his back and taken out of the court Tuesday.

The rapper is scheduled to be sentenced before Walker on Thursday, said Conklin.

(Chicago Tribune, ABC)


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