Tupac Inducted Into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Tupac Shakur will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2017, along with Pearl Jam, Joan Baez, Electric Light Orchestra, Journey, and Yes.

Tupac Inducted Into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

The induction ceremony will be held on April 7th, 2017, at Brooklyn‘s Barclays Center.

Tupac Inducted Into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Tupac Shakur will be the sixth hip-hop act to join the ranks of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, Run D.M.C., the Beastie Boys, Public Enemy, and NWA have also made the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame cut.

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Brisco Pleads Not Guilty in Fraud Case

South Florida rap artist Brisco pleaded not guilty to fraud and fake money charges on Tuesday in federal court in Fort Lauderdale.

Brisco Pleads Not Guilty in Fraud Case

Brisco, also known as British Mitchell, 34, is charged with selling counterfeit cash and being part of a fraud ring that operated in South Florida. He is linked to at least $200,000 worth of fraud, according to court testimony.

Mitchell, who was featured on Lil’ Wayne‘s 2009 Grammy Award-winning album Tha Carter III, has been jailed in Broward County since he was arrested earlier this month.

Brisco Arrested on Money Fraud

 

Authorities said he had been on the lam since August when he led law enforcement on two chases in one day when they tried to arrest him. Mitchell is tentatively scheduled to go to trial in federal court in Miami early next month on eight federal charges linked to identity theft, fraud and selling counterfeit currency..

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Camila Cabello leaves Fifth Harmony

Camila Cabello has left Fifth Harmony, the group announced in a note on Twitter late Sunday night.

Camila Cabello leaves Fifth Harmony

Though 5H did not cite a reason for her departure, they wrote, “After 4 and a half years of being together, we have been informed via her representative, that Camila has decided to leave Fifth Harmony. We wish her well.”

The note continued: “You Harmonizers have been there with us since the beginning, you’ve supported us, you’ve rejoiced and cried with us, you’ve grown with us, and with your love and support, we will continue on.”

Camila Cabello leaves Fifth Harmony

They also wrote that the group will continue on as a foursome, though the current members —Ally Brooke, Dinah Jane Hansen, Lauren Jauregui, and Normani Kordei — will also work on their “solo endeavors.”

Just hours before the announcement, Cabello performed with 5H at the iHeartRadio Jingle Ball tour in Florida.

Fifth Harmony formed in 2012 during the second season of The X Factor USA, after all five of the members auditioned as soloists. As a quintet, they put out two albums, 2015’s Reflection and this year’s 7/27, and an EP, 2013’s Better Together.

Camila Cabello leaves Fifth Harmony

But during their time as a group, Cabello was also putting out solo music with other artists. Last year, she and Shawn Mendes debuted “I Know What You Did Last Summer,” which went platinum, and most recently, she and rapper Machine Gun Kelly released “Bad Things,” which hit No. 10 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Fifth Harmony hit it big this year with “Work From Home,” the lead single off 7/27 (and EW’s second favorite song of the year). It was their highest-charting single yet, peaking at No. 4 on the Hot 100 in June.

 

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SOURCE: EW

NFL Will Smith’s Killer Found Guilty

Cardell Hayes, the man who shot and killed New Orleans Saints star, Will Smith, was found guilty of manslaughter.

NFL Will Smith's Killer Found Guilty

Hayes argued that he was acting in self-defense in the road rage incident; however, the claim was rejected by a 12-person jury after a weeklong trial, and now faces up to 20-40 years in prison.

NFL Will Smith's Killer Found Guilty

According to NFL.com, the 29-year-old former tow truck driver and semi-pro football player was also convicted of attempted manslaughter for wounding Smith’s wife, Racquel Smith and will be sentenced in February. In a statement, Racquel’s attorney said, “Because of the upcoming sentencing hearing, in which Racquel will provide a victim impact statement, she does not feel it is appropriate to comment on the facts of the case at this time.” Her attorney continued, “The main focus of Will Smith’s family is to see Mr. Hayes justly sentenced for the murder he so callously committed.”

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Dakota Access Pipeline Victory For Standing Rock Tribe

The US Army Corps of Engineers on Sunday announced they will no longer allow the Dakota Access Pipeline to cross under a lake near the Standing Rock reservation in North Dakota, marking a huge win for Native Americans and protesters who had long opposed the construction.

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“Today, the US Army Corps of Engineers announced that it will not be granting the easement to cross Lake Oahe for the proposed Dakota Access Pipeline,” Standing Rock Sioux Tribal chairman Dave Archambault II said in a statement sent to BuzzFeed News. “Instead, the Corps will be undertaking an environmental impact statement to look at possible alternative routes.
“We wholeheartedly support the decision of the administration and commend with the utmost gratitude the courage it took on the part of President Obama, the Army Corps, the Department of Justice, and the Department of the Interior to take steps to correct the course of history and to do the right thing.”
“It took tremendous courage to take a new approach to our nation-to-nation relationship, and we will be forever grateful,” he said.
Assistant Army Secretary for Civil Works Jo-Ellen Darcy said she based her decision on a need to explore alternate pipeline routes.
“Although we have had continuing discussion and exchanges of new information with the Standing Rock Sioux and Dakota Access, it’s clear that there’s more work to do,” Darcy said in a statement. “The best way to complete that work responsibly and expeditiously is to explore alternate routes for the pipeline crossing.”

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Energy Transfer Partners, the company building the pipeline, did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

Since August, thousands of demonstrators have camped at the Standing Rock site to stand with Native Americans in opposing the 1,172-mile long pipeline, which is designed to carry 20 million gallons of oil across the Midwest every day.

Tribe members and environmentalists feared damage to local water supplies and the desecration of sacred land.

They argued in court that the pipeline “crosses areas of great historical and cultural significance” and “crosses waters of utmost cultural, spiritual, ecological, and economic significance.”

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The tribe successfully mobilized national support, with demonstrators marching in Washington DC and elsewhere to pressure the government to abandon the construction.
Sunday’s decision represents a huge win for the local tribe and their supporters, as well as a dramatic shift in the reaction of authorities, who had previously ordered all demonstrators to leave the campsite by Monday.

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Kodak Black Extradited to South Carolina

Kodak Black was released from jail in Florida and extradited to South Carolina, where he is set to begin a trial for sexual battery.

New Details on Kodak Black's Arrest

Kodak Black has been released from the St. Lucie County jail, though he isn’t yet a free man, reports the Sun Sentinel. Instead, he has been extradited to South Carolina and placed in the custody of the state’s deputies, as he now faces a sexual battery charge stemming from an alleged incident in Florence, SC in early February.

Kodak’s name, Dieuson Octave, can be found on the St. Lucie County Sheriff’s release report, which states that the young emcee was released on Monday (Nov. 28) at 3:13 PM ET. “It does say that has been turned over to South Carolina via the Florence County Sheriff’s Office,” says Bryan Beaty, head of the Public Office of Information at the St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office, in response to an inquiry about Kodak’s release.

Kodak Black Extradited to South Carolina

Kodak was arrested in April after being involved in a high-speed police chase. He was released on bail the next day, though he was sent back to jail a month later due to outstanding warrants from 2015. In August, a judge decided to place Kodak on house arrest, after being convinced — in part by the lawyers of Atlantic Records — to forego a potentially lengthy jail sentence, due to the promise of his music career. Right before his scheduled release, though, two more warrants were discovered — a misdemeanor drug charge in St. Lucie County as well as the aforementioned sex charge in South Carolina.

After pleading no contest to the drug charge, he has now served his misdemeanor sentence in St. Lucie County. He now must remain in South Carolina, where he will presumably begin his sexual battery trial.

Kodak Black Extradited to South Carolina

Kodak’s lawyers seem to be pleased with their client’s transfer to South Carolina. “We are firmly convinced that he will be vindicated in that charge and shortly be set free,” said attorney Gary Kollin, based in Fort Lauderdale. “He’s looking forward to getting to South Carolina so he can go on with his life and career.”

As of now, the details of Kodak’s confinement in South Carolina are unclear, though his team is confident that he is one step closer to achieving his freedom.

SOURCE: HNHH