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Ricky Hampton, aka Finese 2Tymes (Jefferson County Jail) A Memphis-based rapper who was headlining the Little Rock, Ark., show where 28 people were injured, was arrested in connection with the melee on Sunday in Alabama. Al.com reports that 25-year-old Ricky Hampton, better known as Finese 2Tymes, was arrested by the U.S....
By now, you might have seen clips on the news about JAY-Z's sit-down with Dean Baquet, the executive editor of The New York Times. But if you haven't seen the full 35-minute clip, here's your chance. This is worth watching for more than a few reasons. One, I'm always fascinated...
For the 21st year – as in years past – the Annual W.C. Handy Heritage Awards served to honor “Authentic Beale Street Musicians” and treat attendees to the music that earned the artists such acclaim. Case in point: After awards presenter Elaine Lee Turner delivered the program’s dedication in memory...
Recording artist Tank electrified Memphis with a sold-out performance Sunday at The New Daisy Theatre. Billed as the Savage Tour, the R&B veteran crooned two hours worth of familiar tunes in addition to new music from his highly anticipated album “Savage” due for release on September 29. The singer provided the...
A “complete gift.” When you’ve known someone for nearly 30 of the 45 years of his life, that is how you sum up the time when the person was gospel-recording artist “Shea” Norman and you knew him as Deborah Thomas did. “He was loving, talented and extremely funny! Shea is loved...
Let’s be clear. Willie Mitchell and Royal Studios is a BIG DEAL and not just in Memphis. Yes, it’s a huge part of the fabric and legacy of Memphis music. Hi Records and Royal Studios was the home of Memphis favorite Al Green, where he and the immensely respected...
Common as Caster (courtesy of Webtoon) More black-nerd news: Common recently announced that he will create an original multimedia comic series called Caster. The series will be available exclusively on Line Webtoon’s site and app. Common will be creating an original score and song for the series and lending his likeness to...
Rapper Meek Mill arrives at the criminal justice center in Philadelphia, Monday, Nov. 6, 2017. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Rapper Meek Mill was sentenced to two to four years in prison on probation violations Monday by a Philadelphia judge who said the musician had wasted several chances to...
After consuming a sickening amount of “black death porn”—that is, black folks being killed by police on video—one could deduce that it is a precarious situation whenever an African American gets pulled over by police—regardless of social standing, celebrity, or the size of his or her bank account. Grammy-winning artist...