3 Chicago Police Officers Indicted in Cover Up of Laquan McDonald Shooting

Three Chicago police officers have been indicted on charges that they conspired to cover up the fatal shooting of Laquan McDonald by police in October 2014.

Video released in 2015 showed a white police officer, Jason Van Dyke, shoot McDonald 16 times. He has since pleaded not guilty to murder.

Three officers, Thomas Gaffney, David March, and Joseph Walsh, were charged with conspiracy and obstruction of justice. Chicago police have not responded to the charges.

SOURCE: VLADTV

PHILANDO CASTILE’s Daughter in Tears “DON’T GET SHOOTED, MOM!”

Moments after Philando Castile was shot dead by Officer Jeronimo Yanez … his fiancee and her daughter were in the back of a police car, and the just-released video of them is absolutely heartbreaking.

You’ll recall, Diamond Reynolds broadcast the aftermath of the July 2016 police shooting on Facebook Live. Her then 4-year-old daughter was sitting in the back seat of the car during the shooting, and afterward police put them both in custody.

In this video authorities just released … Reynolds is still screaming in anger in the back of the police cruiser — and the little girl cries, “Mom, please don’t scream ’cause I don’t want you to get shooted!” She sobbed and continued begging her mother to calm down.

The video was just released because Yanez’s trial ended last week. He was found not guilty of manslaughter.

SOURCE: TMZ

#FlashbackFriday @itsVain @jimjonescapo & ST. LAZ – Show Off

This is a Classic! This is one video that’s well worth bringing back like a good groove you keep scratching back, on the turntables!

Vain features Jim Jones of Love and Hip Hop Fame and Brooklyn Rapper Saint Laz in his, “Show Off,” Video.

The video was sponsored by P.Diddy’s Ciroc Vodka and Louis Royer Cognac. VAIN became the Poster Boy for Louis Royer Cognac as a result.
Sub 0 DVD was present along with numerous other media outlets and VAIN would eventually star on numerous Sub 0 DVD’s as well as being featured on two of its Covers.

The” Show Off,” Behind the Scenes Footage was featured on Sub 0 DVD and numerous sites carried the video debut, Behind The Scenes Footage, and story. To make a long story short, “Show Off,” is that Baller Video that put Rapper Vain in the game!

PRODIGY FROM MOBB DEEP DEAD AT 42

Prodigy, one half of Mobb Deep, has died in Las Vegas … TMZ has learned.

His publicist says he was hospitalized “a few days ago in Vegas after a Mobb Deep performance for complications caused by a sickle cell anemia crisis. As most of his fans know, Prodigy battled the disease since birth.” The publicist added … “the exact cause of death has not been determined.”

Prodigy was in Vegas over the weekend performing with the Art of Rap tour … with Ghostface Killah, Onyx, KRS-One, and Ice-T … to name a few. Mobb Deep performed Saturday night.

Prodigy and his partner, Havoc, formed Mobb Deep in NYC in the early ’90s. Their biggest hits include “Quiet Storm” and “Shook Ones.” He was 42.

SOURCE: TMZ

Jay Z Announces New Album ‘4:44’ For June 30

As if Jay Z didn’t have enough on his hands, the hip-hop legend has just shared details on a new album, 4:44. But you won’t be able to buy it or stream it just anywhere.

The album will drop June 30 for subscribers of Sprint or Jay Z’s Tidal platform through what’s pitched as a first-of-its-kind partnership between both companies.

Chatter on a new Hov LP heated up in recent weeks, and the entrepreneur and music man threw fuel on that fire last week with a mysterious campaign which saw the numbers “4:44” and the date “6.30.17” dished up on posters and online.

The plot thickened in the hours before midnight when a teaser video appeared on Tidal. Then the big revealed happened as the clock struck twelve.

The corporate partnership behind the U.S. release is the first in a series of music exclusives, according to a joint statement, and it follows the announcement in January that Tidal sold a 33 percent stake in the company to Sprint for $200 million, giving it access to the telecom company’s 45 million customers. Outside the U.S., 4:44 will be available to stream only on Tidal for now. It’s unclear for how long the exclusive window will last, though Billboard has reached out to reps for comment.

As part of the U.S. campaign, Tidal and Sprint have pledged support to the 1Million Project, an educational initiative from Sprint and the Sprint Foundation that will assist 1 million low-income U.S. high school students who aren’t connected to the Web at home.

News on the surprise album release caps an eventful week during which Jay Z and his wife Beyonce welcomed twins and the artist was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, becoming the first rapper to achieve that honor. The new LP is the followup to 2013’s Magna Carta… Holy Grail, which peaked at No. 1 on the Billboard 200.

SOURCE: BILLBOARD

Ice Cube Gets a Star on Walk of Fame

Rapper, actor, and movie producer Ice Cube received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Monday (June 12) in front of the Musicians Institute on Hollywood Boulevard. Cube was joined by N.W.A. members Dr. Dre, DJ Yella, and MC Ren, who posted a photo on his Twitter with the caption, “Congratulations to @icecube getting his star in Hollywood. Today was a good day.”

Ice Cube Gets a Star on Walk of Fame

Ice Cube, whose real name is O’Shea Jackson, first appeared on the scene with the West Coast rap group N.W.A. in the late 1980s. In 1990, he released his first studio album AmeriKKKa’s Most Wanted after leaving the group for a solo career.

Cube began his acting career in the 1991 film “Boyz n the Hood,” and later appeared in the hit movie “Friday.” He directed the 1998 film, “The Players Club.” He, later on, switched gears appearing in movies like “Barbershop,” “Are We There Yet?” and the “Ride Along” franchises, which he also produced. He was also a producer of the 2015 N.W.A. biopic “Straight Outta Compton.”

Ice Cube Gets a Star on Walk of Fame

Ice Cube, now 47, received the 2,614th star since the completion of the Walk of Fame in 1961 with the first 1,558 stars.

The ceremony comes just three days after the release of the 25th-anniversary edition of his second album “Death Certificate,” which includes three new songs.

SOURCE: VLADTV

NBA Warriors Unanimously Vote to Skip White House Visit

Per reports, less than 24 hours after becoming the 2017 NBA Finals champions, the Warriors have decided to decline the White House visit.

NBA Warriors Unanimously Vote to Skip White House Visit

With President Trump in office, there have been many conversations about if athletes should take political stands by choosing to refuse traditional championship White House visits. Many of the Patriot players skipped out on their visit with Trump after winning the Super Bowl.

While no one from the Warriors organization or the White House has released a statement about the report, reporter Shaun King and CNBC analyst Josh Brown have both shared the information.

It should be noted that the Warriors did attend the White House ceremony when Obama held office in 2015 after their Finals win over the Cleveland Cavaliers.

SOURCE: VLADTV

Kevin Durant Named 2017 Finals MVP

Not only did he win his first NBA Finals, but Kevin Durant was named the MVP on Monday (June 12) night.

The Warriors baller averaged 35.2 points per game, and was an integral part of Golden State walking away with the championship this year.

SOURCE: VLADTV

CHIEF KEEF ARRESTED BY TSA AGENTS

Cheif Keef is back in trouble with the law in Sioux Falls, South Dakota following a show promoted by Kowabunga Music. Cheif Keef was arrested for attempting to bring marijuana on board his flight after being searched in TSA it was found that he had drugs in his luggage.

CHIEF KEEF ARRESTED BY TSA AGENTS

Keith Cozart, who goes by stage name Chief Keef, who recently released a new mixtape Thot Breaker is charged with possession of drug paraphernalia of marijuana and possession of between two ounces and a half-pound of marijuana. The jail log indicates he was lodged at 9:21 a.m. Monday.

Cozart was arrested at the airport, police spokesman Sam Clemens confirmed. Airport security found two THC edibles and four blunts in his luggage around 8:30 a.m.

Cozart was scheduled to perform June 11 at the Ramkota Hotel, 3200 W. Maple St.

CHIEF KEEF ARRESTED BY TSA AGENTS

Cozart has collaborated with other musicians such as Kanye West, Wiz Khalifa and 50 Cent. His music is featured on the video game “Grand Theft Auto V.” He was dropped from the record label Interscope in 2014, amid reports of lukewarm record sales.

Cozart was arrested on a DUI charge in Miami in April, according to local10.com.

Police said Cozart failed a DUI test, and he told police, “When you find weed in my urine, I’ll just get my attorney to get my marijuana card. You’ll find weed in me,” local10.com reported.

The police report said Cozart had bloodshot eyes and had a cup filled with a drink containing cough syrup, soda and Jolly Ranchers, local10.com reported.

In January, Cozart was arrested on charges he assaulted and robbed his former music producer in California, TMZ reported.

SOURCE: HHO