Monday, September 29, 2014
The Las Vegas Review reports, FBI agents Monday morning raided the Las Vegas home and escort service of rapper Mally Mall in an investigation into human trafficking.
Agents assigned to the FBI’s public corruption squad, which also investigates civil rights violations, executed search warrants at Mall’s 4311 E. Oquendo Road home and his escort service, Las Vegas Concierge, at 6207 Dean Martin Dr.
Mall’s home is listed under the name of Jamal Rashid, according to county records.
Joseph Dickey, the supervisor of the public corruption squad, declined to provide details of the investigation.
No arrests were made in the investigation, which is thought to be in its early stages.
Mall, who also is a hip hop producer, has associated with a number of music stars, including Snoop Dogg, Chris Brown and Drake.
He currently stars in the cable reality series “Love and Hip Hop Hollywood.”
Animal control officers were called to Mall’s home during the raid. He is known to be a lover of exotic animals. Three years ago, Mall got into a spat with his neighbors over his push to keep two serval cats and a Capuchin monkey at his home.
Mall once gave an exotic cat to Justin Bieber.
Records show Mall has a number of companies registered with the Nevada Secretary of State, including Mally Mall Music and Blue Magic Music.
Sunday, September 28, 2014
Sonya Welch's presents the Gospel stage play;
There is undercurrent bitterness amongst the women of Jerusalem Baptist Church, and instead of getting to the root of the problem, they pretend it doesn’t exist. In a turn of events, the women’s cattiness, backbiting and lack of love for one another are exposed leaving them to deal with themselves and each other.
Saturday November 1, 2014
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Saturday, September 27, 2014
Deva Bratt releases a behind the scenes video from his new single "Me Nah Leave You", released on the Krucial Konflict label. Video coming soon! Available on iTunes October 2014.
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Friday, September 26, 2014
On her last season on Love and Hip Hop ATL, K. took a stand against domestic violence in a dramatic spoken word set, and even fell out with fellow artist Rasheeda about the claims against Memphitz. "That man beat my ass!" she cried to Rasheeda (scene showed above) when confronted about the story not being true.
Memphitz is now married to Rasheeda's friend and child's mother to Lil Wayne, Toya Wright. She and her husband have always denied K. Michelle's claims. Check out the documents below. Will Memphitz be vindicated, once and for all? Has K. Michelle cried wolf all this time for reality TV ratings??
In all fairness to K. Michelle, since the previous article was released on bossip.com, she has made a statement regarding the documents and statements on KarenCivil.com, see below.
According to Bossip, the outlet got their hands on the alleged documents, which go into detail of the Rebellious Soul singer revealing that her ex-boyfriend MempHitz did not, in fact, beat her like she claimed.
In the interview, K. Michelle reveals that the dispute between the two was not as intense as she made it out to be at first, and revealed that she wasn’t punched, nor did she have a black eye. She did claim, however, that she was hit with a water bottle, and had carpet burns from crawling.
Other topics were covered in the deposition including her plastic surgery, alleged threats via text message, and more.
Prior to today, Memphitz has denied he’s ever abused K. Michelle but in new court documents obtained from Mickey “Memphitz” Wright’s deposition (see attachment), Mickey finally admits to abusing K. Michelle and physically assaulting her . Wright states in deposition quotes attached that although he never “punched” K. Michelle he did wrestle her to the ground while smothering her with a towel to keep her from calling out for help. When authorities arrived to the scene, K. Michelle was visibly abused with marks and bruises on her body.
Wright admits to the following:
He is 6’2 and 200 pounds and works out three times a week, including boxing.”
“When he got into the hotel room he told Pate “Yo fo’reel, that’s the last time you embarrass me! I’m done!”
“…so I’m grabbing her. Yes, I grabbed her and held her hands down.”
“…and she was screaming and screaming and I’m like yo, okay, so I did. I covered her mouth because she was screaming so loud.”
“Q: So when you were covering her mouth with your hand or the towel or both  she was standing up or was she laying down? A: She was on the ground — laying down…I was just holding her down like. She was just kicking and screaming, doing all this crazy stuff.”
K Michelle released a statement officially to use stating: “Domestic abuse isn’t just defined by whether a person strikes you with an open hand or a closed hand or whether a person kicks you or spits on you, abuse is abuse and there should be zero tolerance.”
Memphitz has also responded to the release of the court documents, as well as those showing him support, by posting a message on his Instagram that reads:
I appreciate the love. Lord knows my family been thru it. But God don’t make no mistakes. Back to real life. Anybody seen my career tho??
courtesy of KarenCivil.com
Thursday, September 25, 2014
Since the release of the first episode of T.O.K Taking Over reality series, which airs on CVM TV on Sundays at 9 p.m., the show has been gaining fans every week and is becoming more popular with viewers after each episode. Now at its 10th episode, there is a growing fascination with the realness but distinct personality of each group member. The positive reviews and social-media commendations include, but are not limited to, the quality of the production and the entertainment value.Now riding on the popularity wave of the series, the group will be doing more outside of the show to cement their success in the industry. T.O.K recently released an EP (extended play project) on iTunes, which features the singles Taking Over, We Bring The Party, Good Good featuring Dj Blass, and the title project, Taking Over, which features newcomer Mariel Jacoda from the Therapist music camp.
Recently returned from US
Additionally, the group recently returned from the United States, where they were promoting the release of their EP and featured on a number of events in Massachusetts and within the New York Tri-State Area, the most recent performances being over the Labour Day Weekend where they, as usual, delivered great-calibre performances.
This year marks the 15th anniversary of T.O.K's reign in the music business and they will be celebrating this milestone on October 18, 2014 at the Famous Nightclub in Portmore, St Catherine, along with some of their closest friends. It's evident that T.O.K. is definitely 'Taking Over'.
courtesy of Jamaica Gleaner
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
TMZ reports Amber Rose has filed for divorce from husband-of-1-year Wiz Khalifa ... and she's gunning for full custody of their child.
In the divorce docs -- obtained by TMZ -- Amber says they split on Monday and cites irreconcilable differences. Amber is asking for full legal and physical custody of their 1-year-old son Sebastian. She's willing to give Wiz visitation.
Amber acknowledges there's a prenup, which you would think would work in Wiz' favor, but she says it's valid ... presumably, she's not challenging it. The docs say the prenup provides spousal support.
As for why they split, there's been a buzz over the last few days of infidelity, but there's no mention of it in the papers.
This comes as a complete shock to me, well, kind of. Celebrity couples have a rep for not lasting very long for various reasons, mostly the obvious public pressure. I'm keeping my ears close to the streets about this one. TMZ I want those documents ASAP!
Keep your head up Amber and Wiz.
Saturday, September 20, 2014
Negril native, and rising star, Chudney J, scored big with her hit single, “Yuh Nuh Ready”, produced by Izy Beats, featuring Gully Gad, Mavado. Released in May 2014, the song quickly gained international acclaim. Currently a top ten single, in syndicated dancehall charts, Chudney J and Mavado recently completed the official music video in Miami Florida.
The motion picture like production boast a poised, and modestly sensual, Chudney J. Veteran, billboard artist, Mavado showcased his usual gangster, gully yet well refined style. In an absolutely epic staging of the petite powerhouse’, coquettish alter ego, the video is a vivid depiction of the seductive lyrics. The unique visual experience captivates viewers more and more every minute into the sultry video. The scheduled release is set for October 2014.
In a recent radio interview with Pon D Ends, Chudney stated “I’ve always had a passion for music, art, and creating…” Chudney also owns and designs for AOOC (Art of Originality Clothing) which is another avenue that showcases her impeccable creative abilities. As for working with international, cross over artist, Mavado, she is later quoted in an interview with Diva Nikki Z, that when the concept of the song came about “ we reached out to the boss, “Mavado”… he jumped on it… and it’s a HIT! I love it!”
The EP, “My Art”, Chudney J’s debut release, will journey fans through her everyday thoughts, emotions, struggles and triumph. She writes her material from the heart and describes her style as “reggae pop”.
Chudney J will begin a European tour in October 2014, and Caribbean tour shortly after.
The video will premiere on Chudney J’s VEVO channel, and look out for local television premieres near you.
Stay in touch with Chudney J on social media @ChudneyJ
Thursday, September 18, 2014
Selector Foota Hype explains why he left Downsound Records, and goes into detail about an alleged love triangle between Ishawna, Josef Bogdanovich and Skatta. He then expands on his recent comments about Mavado neglecting Jamaica. Check out the audio below.
Article courtesy of madaroad.com
Interview courtesy of GibboPresents.com
Thursday, September 4, 2014
ETANA RELEASES FOURTH STUDIO ALBUM I RISE
AVAILABLE OCTOBER 28 ON VP RECORDS
Helmed by Legendary Reggae Producer Clive Hunt
Etana is happy to announce the release of her brand new album I Rise, available Oct 28, 2014 on VP Records. The beautifully-orchestrated set is helmed by the legendary Jamaican multi-instrumentalist and producer Clive Hunt, whose credits include Byron Lee & The Dragonaires, Chaka Khan, Stevie Wonder, Peter Tosh, Rolling Stones, The Wailers, Grace Jones, Jimmy Cliff and many more. Clive arranged an all-star team of the island's musicians to contribute to the set - including himself, Sly Dunbar, Robbie Shakespeare, Grub Cooper, Handel Tucker, and Dean Fraser. The Jamaican singer-songwriter's melodic power blended with Clive's rich arrangements sets this album apart as one of the best throughout her stellar career.
Etana carries the torch as reggae's leading lady with this classic collection of love ballads and roots anthems. With her poised assurance and newfound strength, she evolves spiritually, mentally, emotionally and musically. Whether she is shedding light on the harsh ghetto realities on "Trigger," "Ward 21 (Stenna's Song)" and "How Long," conveying romantic longings on "Richest Girl," "Love Song," and "By Your Side" or expressing her deep-rooted spirituality on the exquisite Bob Marley remake of "Selassie Is The Chapel," the Marcia Griffith's cover of "Stepping Out Of Babylon," "Emancipation," and "On My Way" - each of the album's tracks is delivered with her soulful conviction.
I Rise follows Etana's criticially-acclaimed albums Better Tomorrow (2013), Free Expressions (2011) and The Strong One (2008). Better Tomorrow was hailed by BBC as her "most seamless album to date and finest piece of songwriting yet" and Associated Press called it "mature and confident sound with top-notch lyrical content and unique vocals." Free Expressions won praise from NPR for being "a rarity: music that sermonizes, yet still sweetly serenades," while Essence raved that her debut The Strong One exuded "poetic consciousness amid soul-stirring grooves rivals that of gifted neo-soulsters." Etana's I Rise is poised for equal success and will inspire, liberate and uplift a new generation.
Etana's I Rise - Track Listing:1. Selassie is the Chapel
2. How Long
3. On My Way
4. Stepping Out Of Babylon
5. Jamaica Woman
6. I Rise
7. Richest Girl
8. Love Song
9. By Your Side
10. Passing Thru
12. Ward 21 (Stenna's Song)
14. Jah Jah
15. Jam Credits
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