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Cudi returns to the cover of Complex for their October/November 2011 issue. Mag hits newsstands October 4th, but the entire thing is available to read now. Excerpt from the cover story below.
Is that drug hangover why you disappeared after you released your second album?
“I wanted to clear my head, besides detox. I had to look at the root of the whole problem, and that was work and the business.”
“I wasn’t trying to hear it from nobody. I’m not even going to attack the people in my life that didn’t step in and try to stop it, ’cause I was just so bullheaded. There’s no way to slow somebody when they’re speeding down a path of destruction.”
“I thought I was dealing with it in the proper way. I was in the moment. And when you’re that young, with that opportunity, all that money, and all that respect and power, sometimes you run with it. ’Cause I was like, Man, you don’t know if this shit’s gon’ be here tomorrow.”
The actress who played a Baltimore drug gang assassin in HBO’s “The Wire” is expected to plead guilty Monday in a drug conspiracy case.
Felicia “Snoop” Pearson, 31, is scheduled to plead guilty to a misdemeanor charge of conspiracy to distribute heroin, a day before her trial was set to begin, attorney Benjamin C. Sutley said.
Pearson was one of 64 people charged in March in “Operation Usual Suspects,” a joint state-federal prosecution of an alleged east Baltimore drug gang. The federal indictment states that since 2008, members of the conspiracy bought heroin from New York and marijuana from California and sold the drugs on the streets of Baltimore. As part of the conspiracy, the indictment alleges, members discussed how those who failed to perform required tasks were dealt with violently.
Pearson did not play a significant role in the alleged conspiracy under scrutiny, and she decided to enter the plea to rid herself of the burden of dealing with the charges, Sutley said.
“More than anything she wanted to close this matter and move on,” Sutley said.
The attorney said Pearson was familiar with some people involved in the wider case – not necessarily her co-defendants – who helped take care of Pearson when she was a teen.
“She learned a valuable lesson about how some loyalties you keep and others drag you down,” Sutley said. He expected Pearson to receive probation and he planned to ask the judge to allow her to travel out of the state to pursue her acting career.
“The Wire,” which ran from 2002 to 2008, was filmed in Baltimore and put a spotlight on the city’s struggle with poverty and drug violence through the stories of the city’s police, drug organizations, schools, politicians and media. Pearson’s character, which shares the nickname “Snoop,” knocks off several people for the fictitious Stanfield drug gang.
This was not Pearson’s first brush with the law. She was convicted of second-degree murder in a slaying committed when she was 14. She served five years of an eight-year sentence and was released in 2000. Pearson was arrested on a minor drug charge in 2008 when police went to her home to pick her up for refusing to cooperate as a witness in a murder trial. She was found not guilty.
After the release of Doggumentary, Snoop Dogg has not stopped working. His upcoming independent film entitled ‘High School’, also starring Wiz Khalifa, is in production, and the soundtrack will feature all the stoner music you can handle. “Stoner’s Anthem” may be one of the songs that ends up on there.
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Careful who you speak to on Facebook or any other social site, check this story out:
A spurned boyfriend lured a teenage love rival to his death using an elaborate ruse on Facebook, police in Florida claim.
Israel Nieves set up a fake profile for a woman called Ty-Ann and flirted with Jason Rodriguez for weeks online before inviting him to ‘her’ house.
But as Rodriguez, a 19-year-old bodybuilder, waited outside in his car, Nieves walked up to the window and calmly shot him in the face and neck, detectives say. Rodriguez died a week later in hospital.
Details of the case were revealed in records from the Orange County Court, Orlando, where Nieves, 19, faces a charge of first-degree murder with a firearm.
Police say that Nieves, who had recently broken up with a girl Rodriguez was dating, set up a fake Facebook profile in the name of Ty-Ann and used it to build a relationship with his victim using emails and online chat.
When Rodriguez pressed for a phone call and a face-to-face meeting, Nieves asked a female friend to play the role.
She invited Rodriguez to an address in Orlando that she told him was hers, and he drove there in his green Honda Accord car, records show.
But instead of a meeting with Ty-Ann, Rodriguez, a student at Valencia Community College, was confronted by Nieves.
Nieves chased and fired at a witness who saw the shooting, police say, but they escaped unharmed.
The witness gave detectives a detailed description of the shooter, who was wearing a bandana and a skullcap, a red long-sleeved sweatshirt, dark trousers and white shoes.
Detectives who later obtained a search warrant retrieved a black ski mask, black bandana, black gloves and a .32-calibre pistol from a bedroom at Nieves’s parents’ home.
Police discovered the relationship with ‘Ty-Ann’ through Rodriguez’s computer.
Although Nieves allegedly went to great lengths to cover his tracks, even creating a fake phone number to swap texts with his victim, computer experts found evidence on his iPod Touch, email and iTunes accounts.
Nieves denied his involvement when he was arrested, but later broke down under questioning and admitted he was only trying to scare his rival and gain evidence to show his ex-girlfriend that Rodriguez was cheating on her.
He claimed not to remember the night of the shooting, in February this year, because he had been drinking and ‘smoking embalming fluid’.
He told investigators: “I hope I never kill anybody. I don’t know. I just had a blackout. I don’t know what happened after that. I really don’t.”
“I never wanted him dead or anything. I don’t remember shooting the gun. I was drinking a lot.”
Nieves had a rocky and sometimes violent relationship with his ex-girlfriend, according to the Orlando Sentinel.
When they broke up, he emailed her a picture of himself clutching a gun. He is also alleged to have raped her and threatened her family.
Friends say that Rodriguez, a keen amateur bodybuilder who was training for a career in sports medicine, was popular.
He was “very loving, outgoing, strong young man who struck the hearts of all who came across his path”, one wrote in his obituary.
A high-end prostitution ring catering to Wall Street clients who often would spend over $10,000 for a night bingeing on sex and cocaine has been busted and 17 people indicted, authorities said on Wednesday.
“The business of high-end prostitution is enormously profitable,” Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes told a news conference, adding that the ring earned more than $7 million over three years.
Hynes said clients often spent in excess of $10,000 in a single night. He said they were “all high-end customers coming from the financial markets. People with nothing but money.”
The prostitution service, named High Class NY, was run 24 hours a day out of an office in Brooklyn and charged from $400 to $3,600 an hour for its services, according to the 144-count indictment. It also provided customers with cocaine and other narcotics, the indictment said.
Police said the sophisticated business ran several escort websites and used dummy corporations with misleading names and codes during business-related phone calls.
Among those websites were discreteclub.com, cupiddirect.com and angelofyourchoice.com. Many of the websites were still online on Wednesday afternoon.
The prostitution and drug service also advertised its wares on popular social networking websites such as Craigslist and backpage.com, said Jonah Bruno, a spokesman for the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office.
Bruno added that many of the clients could possibly be forced to pay fines of up to $250 in addition to attending a one-night multiple hour educational program for “Johns,” or customers of prostitutes.
High Class NY even had a law firm draw up employment contracts for its prostitutes, who described themselves as models and fraudulently agreed to refrain from sexual contact with clients, police said.
“They were on the high-end of sophistication,” said Vice Detective Joe Panico.
Indicted were High Class NY owner, Mikhail Yampolsky and his wife, Bronislava, who allegedly used the proceeds from their business to finance expensive trips to Atlantic City and luxury car purchases, Hynes said.
Also indicted were Yampolsky’s son Alexander, stepson Jonathan, 11 managers and supervisors and two investors, Efim Gorelik and Yakov Maystrovich, he said.
Each of the investors had put $700,000 into High Class NY and were being paid back with interest, he said.
Each of those indicted faces the possibility of 25 years in prison if convicted. Two prostitutes face separate indictments on prostitution and drug charges.
Well fans of the British invasion back in the 60′s like myself should get a kick out of this one. Sir Mick Jagger (if he has been knighted) will perform for the first time at the Grammy Awards Show. This is the first time in Mick’s career he will be hitting the Grammy stage and here we have people boycotting the Grammy’s. This man has never performed at the Grammy’s, he’s a multimillionaire and he doesn’t go into a HISSY FIT or SISSY FIT for all the years he didn’t perform. Well wishes to you Sir, I hope you perform one of my favorites, Sympathy for the Devil or Paint it Black. This would be the perfect song to grace the Grammy Awards. Hey Pharrell, I saw you on SNL trying to do your own version of the ‘Mick’, my friend; you know what I’m talking about g. Good show brotha!
(Reuters) – Rolling Stone frontman Mick Jagger will perform live at the Grammy Awards for the first time in his career at this month’s ceremony in Los Angeles.
The 67 year-old singer/songwriter will perform as part of the awards’ annual tribute to musicians and others who have recently died. He will honor gospel and blues singer Solomon Burke and be accompanied on the Grammy stage by soul singer Raphael Saadiq and his band, organizers said on Thursday.
Jagger will join other musicians performing live at the music industry’s top honors, including Lady Gaga, Arcade Fire, Katy Perry, Rihanna, Eminem, Justin Bieber and Lady Antebellum.
Jagger has appeared on the awards show once before, via satellite with The Rolling Stones in 1986, when the band was presented with a lifetime achievement award.
The event takes place Feb 13 and is televised in the United States on CBS.
(Reporting by Christine Kearney, editing by Bob Tourtellotte)
Check dude on the sitar, that ish give me goose bumps, dude is feeling the music my friends. Plus he was on LSD probably. I decided to show you the mastermind behind the sitar Mr. Ravi Shankar for good measure.
A! The Bergen County prosecutor’s office has just issued a press release that Juelz Santana was taken into custody in New Jersey today on four counts of narcotic and weapon offenses. This stems from 10-month investigation by Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Gang Unit, which lead to the raid of the rapper’s studio a few weeks ago where two hanguns, 17 ounces of marijuana and drug paraphernalia were seized. (via…)