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TDE Announces ‘The Championship Tour’ with Kendrick Lamar, SZA, ScHoolboy Q and More

TheSource Feed - Mon, 01/22/2018 - 12:29pm

On Monday morning, Top Dawg Entertainment sent fans into a frenzy after they announced that the label is going on tour. Titled ‘The Championship Tour,’ Kendrick Lamar, SZA, ScHoolboy Q, Jay Rock, Ab-Soul, SiR, and Lance Skiiiwalker, will be hitting the road on a two month trek across North America. While TDE label-mate Isaiah Rashad is missing from the roster, more special guests will be announced soon. The tour will commence on May 4 in Vancouver, BC (Canada) at the Rogers Arena, and conclude on June 16 in Pittsburgh, PA at the KeyBank Pavilion.

According to Live Nation, tickets will go on sale to the general public starting on Friday, January 26 at 12:00 p.m. local time on ticketmaster.com, and American Express Card Members can purchase tickets before the general public for select cities beginning Tuesday, January 23 at 10:00 a.m. local time, through Thursday, January 25 at 12:00 p.m. local time.

The announcement comes after the release of SiR’s debut studio album November, which dropped on January 19. Fans are still awaiting for the release of Jay Rock’s highly anticipated third studio album which is rumored to be dropping soon. Will you be copping a ticket to ‘The Championship Tour’?

. @TopDawgEnt PRESENTS: THE CHAMPIONSHIP TOUR pic.twitter.com/UOCPJIcyQh

— TOP DAWG #TDE (@dangerookipawaa) January 22, 2018

 

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Kodak Black Arrested: Instagram Live Gone Wrong

TheSource Feed - Mon, 01/22/2018 - 12:21pm

Words by Nick Slay

Some rappers still haven’t learned that posting yourself doing illegal activities on social media will get you arrested.

According to sources from TMZ and Pitchfork.com, Kodak Black’s last Instagram Live footage has put him in hot water. The rapper, who is currently on house arrest after returning home last June, decided to take to social media for a live post on January 18. As part of the stipulations of his house arrest Kodak is, “prohibited from possessing firearms and narcotics.” The results of the video could prove not only disastrous for Black’s career, but get him slapped with child endangerment charges as well.

Authorities became alarmed after his young child was shown in the vicinity of drugs and a handgun during an Instagram Live broadcast. As laid out in police documents, during the course of the video, a child was brought into a bathroom, where a weed was held “inches from the infant’s face,” and based on the footage a gun was also shown to be present. According to police documents, Kodak Black “failed to make a reasonable effort to protect” the child “from the immediate danger that a firearm and individuals with narcotics or under the influence of narcotics posed to the child.”

The alarming twist to this story (as if child endangerment and willingly showcasing himself breaking the rules of his house arrest wasn’t enough) Kodak may have also unwitting filmed himself getting arrested.  Based on the streamed footage a male voice can be heard stating, “Your phone is part of the search warrant,” with a stunned Kodak repeating in apparent disbelief: “My phone is part of the search warrant?”

The full video as published by a fan can be found here:

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Government Shutdown Day Three: Senate to Vote on Ending Shutdown

TheSource Feed - Mon, 01/22/2018 - 12:11pm

Words by Roman White

As day three of the government shutdown becomes a reality, senators are expected to cast their votes at noon on Monday to potentially end the shutdown, but it is not certain that this will happen. Government officials made their rounds on the Sunday news shows to point fingers across the aisle on who’s to blame for the shutdown, with Congressional republicans like Paul Ryan blaming Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and Illinois Senator Dick Durbin blaming Senate Republicans.

Although republicans are blaming democrats for the shutdown, it is worth noting that four republicans voted against the latest deal to avoid the shutdown and five democrats voted for the bill to avoid the shutdown. Also, republicans have the majority in both the House and the Senate while still controlling the presidency.

The shutdown started from a lack of agreement on an immigration policy and budget agreement. Trying to fulfill a campaign promise, President Donald Trump wants enough funding to build a border wall on the Mexico-USA border in hopes that it will decrease drug imports and lower crime rates in the United States.

 In return, democrats and even many republicans want funding for DACA, a program that helps “dreamers” who were brought into this country illegally as very young kids avoid deportation.  At one point, there was a bi-partisan deal that Senators Lindsey Graham and Dick Durbin were ready to bring to a vote before Trump’s “shithole” comments derailed negotiations across the aisle.

The shutdown started at midnight on the 1-year anniversary of President Trump’s inauguration. In 2013, during a government shutdown in the Obama era, Trump as a private citizen suggested that the president would be to blame for a government shutdown. But now, as president himself, he seems to pass blame to others – a clear flip-flop from a previously held position.

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Monique Calls for Netflix Boycott After Being Offered Only $500K for Comedy Special

TheSource Feed - Mon, 01/22/2018 - 11:56am

Academy-award winning actress and comedian Mo’Nique, took to Instagram this past weekend, calling out Netflix for gender and race pay disparity, after she was offered a low sum of $500,000 for a comedy special. In an Instagram video with the caption, “#BOYCOTT#NETFLIX FOR #COLORBIAS AND #GENDERBIAS. PLEASE STAND WITH ME. I LOVE US.,” Mo’Nique explained,

“I was offered a $500,000 deal last week to do a comedy special. However, Amy Schumer was offered $11 million; Chris Rock and Dave Chappelle, $20 million. Then Amy Schumer went back and renegotiated 2 more million dollars because she said, ‘I shouldn’t get what the men are getting; they’re legends. However, I should get more,’ and Netflix agreed.”

The comedian continued on, stating the response Netflix gave her after she questioned the large pay difference, and the legitimacy of her resume. Mo’Nique then concluded her video asking fans to stand with her and boycott the streaming service for their gender and color bias.

“When we asked Netflix to explain the difference, why the money was so different, they (Netflix) said, ‘Well we believe that’s what Mo’Nique will bring.’ We said well what about my resume? They said, ‘we don’t go off of resumes.’ Then we asked them, what was it about Amy Schumer? And they said well, ‘she sold out Madison Square Garden twice and she had a big movie over the summer.’ Is that not Amy Schumer’s resume? And then Netflix said, ‘by the way, we believe Mo’Nique is a legend, too.’ Why shouldn’t I get what the legends are getting?”

#BOYCOTT#NETFLIX FOR #COLORBIAS AND #GENDERBIAS. PLEASE STAND WITH ME. I LOVE US.

A post shared by Mo'nique (@therealmoworldwide) on Jan 19, 2018 at 5:54am PST

Shortly after Mo’Nique’s call to action, fellow actress and comedian Wanda Sykes tweeted Mo’Nique and thanked her for speaking out and explained that she too, was offered a low deal from Netflix.

.@moworldwide, thank you for speaking out. @netflix offered me less than half of your $500k. I was offended but found another home. #EPIX

— Official Wanda Sykes (@iamwandasykes) January 21, 2018

Mo’Nique took to Instagram again after learning that Wanda Sykes was offered only $250,000 for a comedy special, shocked that collectively, two top-tier black comedians would garner less than a million dollars. She also made it clear that it had nothing against Schumer, “if our sister (Schumer) was able to get that, then she was supposed to.”

“How is that Wanda Sykes and Mo’Nique together, these two black women who have 50-plus years in the comedy game, be offered $750,000 between the both of us and Amy Schumer get $13 million?”

"Low Ball" OFFERS TO WANDA SYKES & MO'NIQUE FROM NETFLIX. MAKE IT MAKE SENSE. Luv y'all.

A post shared by Mo'nique (@therealmoworldwide) on Jan 21, 2018 at 12:10pm PST

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Lil Uzi Vert Embarking on International Tour

TheSource Feed - Mon, 01/22/2018 - 11:50am

Philadelphia’s Lil Uzi Vert is set to embark on half a dozen show dates across New York, San Francisco, LA, Las Vegas and then Hollywood before heading abroad to tour New Zealand and Australia for the first time ever next month – with some shows already sold out.

Lil Uzi Vert has released three EPs, four mixtapes and his #1 charting debut studio album Luv Is Rage 2 on Atlantic Records in August last year featuring Pharrell Williams, The Weeknd, DJ Drama and Metro Boomin. The Gold-selling, 16-track album, featured the highly successful singles “XO Tour Llif3” and “The Way Life Goes,” with the latter spawning an additional remix version with Nicki Minaj.

Lil Uzi Vert’s career was given an extra boost with his appearance on the Migos #1 charting, 5x Platinum-selling single hit “Bad and Boujee “produced by Metro Boomin and G Koop, released in October 2016. The award-winning young rapper is currently nominated for two Grammy Awards and iHeartRadio Music Awards for this song, as well as for Best New Artist in both. With strong international sales home and away, expect to see an even more international Lil Uzi Vert throughout 2018 – especially if he can replicate his success seen with the Migos.

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Lil Yatchy and Takeoff Tape is on the Way

TheSource Feed - Mon, 01/22/2018 - 11:44am

Takeoff will finally get his long awaited collaborative tape.

It is safe to say that Takeoff is the most overlooked member of hip-hop superstar group, Migos. In 2017, his group mates ,Offset and Quavo, released successful collab tapes. Offset, 21 Savage and producer, Metro Boomin, came together to release Without Warning, while Quavo teamed up with Travis Scott, for Huncho Jack. Many began to wonder why Takeoff has not collaborated with anyone. The wait is finally over.

Lil Yachty hinted at the tape on Twitter back in December, after responding to a fan, who predicted the collaboration.

Since then it has garnered a lot of attention. The Quality Control artist took to his Instagram Live to preview new music and make the big announcement. Watch the video below.

The timeline of the tape is unclear for now, but it is certainly in the works.

Migos has enjoyed massive success over the past year and a half. They do not look to slow down anytime soon. Look out for the release of their highly anticipated album sequel, Culture II, Friday, January 26.

 

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Al Pacino To Play Joe Paterno In New HBO Bio, Teaser Trailer Released

TheSource Feed - Mon, 01/22/2018 - 11:35am

Al Pacino hasn’t met a role he couldn’t nail. In the latest HBO movie, Paterno might be one of his toughest roles yet.

Paterno, a biopic of former Penn State coach Joe Paterno, will debut on HBO this spring with Academy Award-winning actor Al Pacino portraying the title character.

The trailer itself takes the form of a dreamy montage, with images of media scrums, crying men and fans chanting Paterno’s name, intercut with a morose-looking Pacino staring off into the distance, searching for the answer to a question he is asked by his son: if he knew about what Jerry Sandusky was doing to boys in the team’s locker room.

The biopic ranges across Paterno’s incredible career compiling one of the most winning records in the history of college football to its depressing end: Paterno’s firing in 2011 following the revelation that he’d known of at least one of Sandusky’s crimes and done nothing about it.

Paterno is directed by Barry Levinson. HBO hasn’t set an exact premiere date, but it will air sometime this spring.

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Migos Album Release Party to be Live Streamed on YouTube Monday

TheSource Feed - Mon, 01/22/2018 - 9:03am

Words by Roman White

Migos in collaboration with iHeartRadio are hosting an album release part for their third studio album, Culture 2 – a sequel to their highly successful Culture album which gave fans the multi-platinum selling hit record “Bad and Boujee.” The album is scheduled to drop one day prior to the one year anniversary of Culture.

According to iHeartRadio, Quavo, Offset, and Takeoff are expected to perform songs from the new album as well as their hits from Culture. The album release part will stream live on the iHeartRadio YouTube channel at 10 p.m. EST.

Migos released to singles to support the upcoming album. Their first release was “Motorsport” featuring the leading ladies of Hip-Hop Cardi B and Nicki Minaj. The group then followed up the certified Gold record with “Stir Fry” a Pharrell produced track that landed a deal with the NBA to be the official song of NBA All-Star weekend in February.

In the first quarter of the New Year, Migos are looking to control the game as they did in 2017.

The Atlanta based rap group became more than just a group in 2017 as fans begin to learn more about each artist individually as their careers expand past only collaborating with each other. Quavo was handing out features all 2017 and even dropped a collaboration project with Travis Scott. Offset grew into his own with his engagement to Cardi B, and his Without Warning mixtape with 21 Savage and Metro Boomin. Takeoff is coming into his own as well with Lil Yachty teasing a possible collaboration project with the youngest member of Migos.

Following the release of the new album, Migos are also up for some Grammy Awards this year. They’re nominated for Best Rap Performance with “Bad and Boujee” and Best Rap Album with Culture which will go up against Jay-Z’s 4:44, Kendrick Lamar’s DAMN, Rapsody’s Laila’s Wisdom, and Tyler the Creator’s Flower Boy.

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Amara La Negra Addresses Colorism with The Breakfast Club

TheSource Feed - Mon, 01/22/2018 - 8:53am

Words by Roman White

Love and Hip-Hop Miami’s breakout star, Amara La Negra, paid a visit to Power 105.1’s The Breakfast Club Monday morning to discuss her experiences with colorism in the music industry.

Since the premiere of the new season of the Vh1 show, The dark skinned, afro rocking Dominican has gained new fans and support for standing up for herself when pressed by Miami based producer, Young Hollywood, about changing her appearance.

La Negra by standing up for herself, became essentially the spokeswoman against colorism with her passionate rebuttal to the producer saying, “not all Latinas look like J. Lo,” a stance that appears to have resonated with not only Latinas of a similar appearance but with African-Americans as well.

“We need to discuss certain things; we need to be judged off talent and knowledge not how we look,” La Negra told the Breakfast Club. “I shouldn’t feel obligated to change the way that I am or the way that I look.”

La Negra goes on to encourage those who strongly rebuke colorism to take a public stance against colorism. “Be vocal, and show the children to love your skin and embrace that. Let nobody feel like you’re not good enough,” says La Negra. “It’s beyond me. It’s really about a community of people who feel a way. Be vocal and support each other.

 The singer also acknowledges that colorism, or judging someone based off their skin complexion is not something that only exists with White Americans. La Negra acknowledges that colorism has no race as we saw with Young Hollywood who is Latino himself.

La Negra finishes up the interview talking about her upcoming music. After the shows premiere, La Negra announced that she had signed a multi-album deal with Fast Life Entertainment. The Latina singer says the music she is currently working on is more “Americanized” and she is excited about releasing new tracks.

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Philadelphia Eagles Support #FreeMeek and Advance to Superbowl LII

TheSource Feed - Mon, 01/22/2018 - 8:46am

Meek Mill is locked behind the walls of  State Correctional Institution in Chester, PA. Still, his star power and influence across the state is indisputable.

Check out the celebration of his hometown Eagles as they let him know that they are taking him to the Super Bowl anyway.

@meekmill #freeMeek

A post shared by Diddy (@diddy) on Jan 21, 2018 at 4:09pm PST

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The Eagles and Patriots Will Face Off in Super Bowl LII The Big Rings

TheSource Feed - Mon, 01/22/2018 - 8:35am

The stage is set for a rematch of Super Bowl XXXIX.

The Philadelphia Eagles will face the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LII. The Eagles advance to the Super Bowl after a dominating offensive prowess against the Minnesota Vikings.

Quarterback Nick Foles played lights out. The six year, back-up quarterback, completed 78 percent of his passes and finished with 352 yards and 3 touchdowns. On the game’s opening drive, the Vikings marched down the field and took the lead 7-0. That first quarter touchdown was Minnesota’s last score for the game. On the next drive, Case Keenum is intercepted by Patrick Robinson for a 51 yard interception return touchdown. And that was all she wrote. The Eagles were flying all over the field. As the number one ranked defense in the NFL, the Vikings gave up a season high 38 points and 456 yards.

In the AFC Championship, the New England Patriots will return to their 3rd Super Bowl in the last 4 seasons. The Patriots took their first lead of the game with 2:48 remaining. Tom Brady capped a late fourth quarter, drive with a 4 yard touchdown pass to wide receiver, Danny Amendola. Brady finished 26 of 28 for 290 yards and two touchdowns. The Pats quarterback raised many eye brows of concern last week, after suffering an injury to his throwing hand in practice. Despite the injury, he rallied his team in true, Brady fashion, to win the game, after trailing for 3 quarters.

The Eagles have been underdogs in each of its two playoffs games and that will not change in the big game. It is a role that the players and fans of Philly Nation have all embraced. All-Pro Tackle, Lane Johnson, and defensive end, Chris Long, sparked a trend of wearing German Shepard masks, since being named underdogs. Amazon has since sold out of those mask, since the NFC Divisional game against the Atlanta Falcons.

The Eagles will come into Super Bowl LII as a 5.5 point underdog. Lane Johnson was well aware of the predicted spread against his team.

“Pretty boy Tom Brady. He’s the best quarterback of all time, so, nothing I’d like to do more than dethrone that guy,” said Johnson.

Although they are well aware of the tall task ahead of them, the Eagles are confidently looking up to the challenge.

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The Source Exclusive: Rakim On 30 Years In Hip-Hop & Being The God MC

TheSource Feed - Mon, 01/22/2018 - 8:27am

Words By Zoe Zorka

Over the past four decades, hip-hop has risen from an obscure genre to a dominating force of western culture. The Source was lucky enough to sit down with the original God-MC, hip-hop legend Rakim, following a recent show at Urban Lounge in Salt Lake City in conjunction with Sundance Film Festival and promoted by Gage Luce of 12G Agency.

The Source: Thank you for coming to Utah and blessing us with your presence.  You’re a legend and that was an amazing concert. So it’s been 30 years since The Source debuted and it’s been 30 years since “Follow the Leader.” What do you think in hip hop has changed and what has stayed the same?

Rakim: I think what’s changed is hip-hop’s much more diverse and has spread across the country and is young in a lot of ways. But it’s still what it is. It still has that vigor and that magnetic attraction. So I think it’s going to stick around for a long time.

I agree! So what does it mean to be a “God MC”?

I think just you know, being at the top of your game and something about you that stands out and something that makes you that much more original and distinctive. That’s what separates MCs from great MCs.

And your sound is definitely distinctive. You kind of came up with The Source. This is the 30th Anniversary of your with Eric B classic album, Follow the Leader The Source is also celebrating a “Big 30”. This year is our 30th anniversary. What is your favorite Source moment?

That’s a good question. I think when they did the Top 50 MCs, that was one of my favorites. It was good because for the first time they kind of put a number on it and it was good to see what The Source, the world, thought of the artists out at the time. And it still affects the game and artists today.

After 30 years, do you have any regrets or anything you’d do differently?

I think my journey and anybody’s journey, defines who you are- the bad points and the good points. So I don’t think I’d change anything. I think if anything, I would have been a little more assertive, but even that, everything happens for a reason so you have let things be, accept it, and try to capitalize what you have in front of you.

Capitalize on everything, absolutely. So right now, you’re stranded on a desert island, what five songs or artists are on your playlist? Old artists, new artists, doesn’t matter.

Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, Quincy Jones, Bob James, and um…

Any new artists that you’d have to pick?

Um, it’s a hard choice. I like a bunch of the new artists. I like J. Cole, I like Kendrick, that’s a hard one. I think but what I’d do is put a nice CD together since I’m going to be there for a long time, because music- I get asked that a lot. It’s a hard question- especially for someone like me who loves music and diverse music. It’s hard to pick five. But salute to everyone in the hip-hop game, young and old. Let’s keep this thing alive.

Ok, this is the hardest question. Since we’re Utah and there’s a blizzard going on outside right now, are you more of a summer person or winter person?

Oh, summer person for sure.

Our last question. Who do you think will win the super bowl?

[Laughter] Um, Tom Brady… I love football so I just want to see a good game. I just want to see the best two teams possible at the time play and I think I’ll be satisfied.

Thank you again. We are blessed to be with a legend. 

Shout out to The Source magazine. Thirty? That’s hard. At a time, where there’s a lot of computing things going on, to keep doing what you do, to help progress hip-hop and feed the masses with information…  Keep doing what you’re doing. We appreciate it.

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Introducing The Nike PlayStation Series Sneakers

TheSource Feed - Mon, 01/22/2018 - 6:25am

Level up on your fashion game and hit the streets with these sneakers that are equal parts cool and geeky. NBA star Paul George has announced his collaboration between the gaming brand and Nike: the ‘PG-2 PlayStation’ colorway.

In a post on the Sony PlayStation blog, George mused about the opportunity, saying, “Just like basketball, I’ve had a knack for video games since I was a kid… This collaboration has been a long time coming.”

“Ask me what my favorite PlayStation memory is and I’ll tell you it’s when my dad got me a PS2 for Christmas. I’d been dropping hints left and right because I knew that was it. That was the next big thing.”

Created by Nike designer Tony Hardman, the shoes are inspired by the PlayStation’s DualShock 4 controller and pay homage to some of the PlayStation’s iconic symbols.

Mirroring what it would look like to switch on the console, the shoe’s tongues—which feature the Paul George and PlayStation logos—light up and pulsate in blue. The lights don’t require charging; they’re battery-powered and will run for roughly 150 hours.

The back of the left shoe contains a unique barcode that holds a PSN voucher code, which can be unlocked at the PlayStation Store to redeem a ‘Paul George Dynamic’ PS4 theme.

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Too Short Accused Of Rape And Sodomizing Woman In LA

TheSource Feed - Mon, 01/22/2018 - 6:11am

A new lawsuit that was recently filed reveals that legendary Oakland rapper Too Short allegedly sexually assaulted a woman multiple times before raping her in a Los Angeles hotel room.

Teana Louis claims that Too Short, whose real name is Todd Shaw, sexually assaulted her on several occasions in different hotel rooms until Louis assertss that Shaw eventually has sex with her against her will.

According to the lawsuit, Louis claimed that while she thought her and Short were going to make songs together, she was instead forced onto a bed where he performed oral sex on her without her consent.

Short denies the allegations and says that he has hundreds of text messages to disprove Ms. Louis’ allegations and their sex was consensual.

TheSource.com will bring you details of this story as it develops.

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Happy 52nd Birthday To The Legendary DJ Jazzy Jeff!

TheSource Feed - Mon, 01/22/2018 - 5:52am

On this date in 1965, Jeffrey Townes, better known to Hip Hop and television fans as “Jazzy Jeff” was born in the City of Brother Love and has become one of the best to ever place their hands on a pair of Technics 1200s.

Originally known as the DJ for rapper/actor The Fresh Prince aka Will Smith, Jeff’s claim to fame was his seemingly innate ability to play the wheels of steel like instruments, popularizing the “transformer” style scratching sound which was mimicked by many DJs who succeeded and proceded him. The two-time Grammy Award winner later became an established producer, sitting behind the boards for artists like Jill Scott, Musiq Soulchild, The Roots, Floetry and many more. Just last year, Jazz worked on the Straight Outta Compton film, doing scratch overdubs for the classic flick.

Happy born day and salute to one of the pioneers of the 1s and 2s of Hip Hop culture!

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Kentucky Ex-Asst. Police Chief Told Rookie To Shoot Black Teens If Caught Smoking Weed

TheSource Feed - Mon, 01/22/2018 - 5:35am

A former police official in Kentucky repeatedly encouraged a recruit on Facebook to “shoot” Black kids caught smoking marijuana and to sexually abuse their parents, according to media reports.

The revelation in suburban Louisville has sparked an outrage in the local Black community, which was demanding answers.

According to documents that were released on Friday, Todd Shaw, who resigned from the suburban Louisville department after it conducted its own investigation, sent several disgusting, racist Facebook messages to the recruit, according to Jefferson County prosecutor Mike O’Connell.

Shaw had fought to keep the messages private but Jefferson Circuit Court Judge Judith McDonald-Burkman ruled this week that the records must be released.

The question was part of a paper the recruit was writing about “the right thing to do,” according to O’Connell’s letter.

“F—- the right thing,”

Shaw allegedly responded. “If black shoot them.”

And as for what to tell the parents of the juveniles, Shaw said, “Call their parents…if mom is hot then f—- her…if dad is hot then handcuff him and make him suck my d—-,” according to O’Connell’s letter.

Shaw continued, “Unless daddy is black. Then shoot him.”

In another Facebook message, Shaw told the recruit housing projects needed to be leveled.

“For years I have seen the blacks live off uss (sic) and putting them in one big housing area breeds HUGE peoblems (sic)“ Shaw wrote. “We don’t see a Muslim problem around here we just see lazy ass people that don’t want to work and that entices more Mexicans to cross the border and take the American jobs … .”

“There is no place in police departments for men or women who hold such strongly held prejudices, including recommending shooting people simply because of their race,” O’Connell wrote.

The prosecutor discovered the Facebook messages while investigating Shaw for interfering with a sexual abuse probe. Officials suspended him without pay in September, and he resigned after the prosecutor confronted him with the social media message. “We want him prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. He should find no peace in this community,” the Urban League stated.

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Daniel Cormier Finds Redemption by Besting Oezdemir in UFC Title Match

TheSource Feed - Sun, 01/21/2018 - 9:12pm

Daniel Cormier was a broken man after his second defeat to his rival Jon Jones.

However, Jones cheated and tested positive for steroids in their last fight, and Cormier was given back his light heavyweight championship. Still, he didn’t feel like a champion.

He had something to prove… and his fight with Volkan Oezdemir was the perfect opportunity.

With a Boston crowd roaring and chanting his initials, Cormier showed why he’s the best active light heavyweight fighter in UFC.  He dominated Oezdemir via TKO to retain the 205-pound belt.

Cormier raised his hands in triumph as UFC President Dana White wrapped the title belt around his waist. Cormier dropped to his knees on the canvas and said this fight was the validation he needed to prove he was worthy of being called champion.

"I felt like I was fighting for a vacant title again. I fought for a vacant title and I got the job done. So, I'm the UFC champion again." @DC_MMA #UFCReebokMoment pic.twitter.com/tcZAEkAFh4

— UFC (@ufc) January 21, 2018

“I’ve lost twice to Jon Jones,” Cormier said. “I said coming in here that I felt like I was fighting for a vacant title again. I got the job done, so I’m the UFC champion again. I can’t ignore what happened in July. I’m a competitor. Even though I came in here as a champ, I needed a win to feel like one.”

The end of the fight  came at the 2:00 mark of the second round, after Cormier took Oezdemir down and moved into a crucifix. He trapped both of the Swiss fighter’s arms under his body and landed free shots with the left hand until the bout was stopped.

With the win, Cormier (20-1-1) secured his fourth defense of the UFC light heavyweight title, while Oezdemir (15-2-0) saw his five-fight winning streak snapped. The champ also took home performance of the night honors, good enough for an extra $50,000.

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Robert Easter Jr Edged Out Javier Fortune To Retain IBF Lightweight Title

TheSource Feed - Sun, 01/21/2018 - 8:56pm

Robert Easter Jr had his share of trouble with Javier Fortune in Brooklyn, but when it was all said and done, Easter earned a tough split decision win to retain his IBF lightweight title.

Easter improved to 21-0 (14 KO) with the victory, which came on scores of 114-113, 115-112, and 113-114. Much of the Barclays Center crowd didn’t agree with the scorecard and outcome of the fight.

Fight goes 12 and @RobertEaster_Jr comes out on top of @AbejonFortuna. #EasterFortuna pic.twitter.com/XZU9AHhYsy

— SHOWTIME Boxing (@ShowtimeBoxing) January 21, 2018

Easter Jr was largely unable to use his superior height and reach to his advantage, as Fortuna buzzed around him like a gnat and made things difficult for the Toledo native. Fortuna, 28, probably did his best work counter punching. Fortuna had a response for every Easter Jr attacks.

“It was a tough fight, he’s a former world champion for a reason.” Easter Jr said in the post fight conference. “We made it tough trying to counter punch. He wasn’t throwing much and it made it difficult for me to chase this guy around.”

“I couldn’t get the knockout but we got the win and that’s all that matter. I knew he was going to run once he felt my power. He just wanted to grab and hold the whole fight.”

A hot bottom question after the fight was will we possibly see a rematch between these two fighters? Easter Jr quickly shot that idea down.

“I want to fight the champions and unify this belt.” Easter said.” Fights like these aren’t in my game plan. I’m ready for Mikey Garcia and Jorge Linares to sign the contract.”

He added, “I got the W and that’s all that matters,” while also saying that the Brooklyn crowd was booing not because they felt he lost, but because he failed to get the KO. This is very debatable.

 

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Errol Spence Jr. Dominates Lamont Peterson to Retain IBF Welterweight Title

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Behind a dominating performance, Errol Spence Jr retained his IBF welterweight title, by stopping Lamont Peterson after the seventh round when trainer Barry Hunter took a long, hard look, and made the call to save his gutsy fighter from himself in front of a ruckus crowd in Brooklyn.

It was the right call by a good trainer, as Spence (23-0, 20 KO) was simply dominant in this fight, overpowering Peterson (35-4-1, 17 KO) and walking through his challenger’s best shots.

Spence, 28, dropped Peterson in the fifth round, and pretty much owned the ring throughout. It was a game performance by the 33-year-old Peterson, who hit Spence with some good shots, but Spence simply wouldn’t budge.

.@ErrolSpenceJr knocks down @kingpete26 in round 5. #SpencePeterson pic.twitter.com/r8Ho3RG5yl

— SHOWTIME Boxing (@ShowtimeBoxing) January 21, 2018

“My coach came with a great game plan, and I just followed through with it,” Spence said, adding, “I know Lamont. Lamont’s a tough fighter, he’s gonna give it all he’s got. He’s willing to die in there. His coach had to stop the fight. He wanted to keep going. That’s who Lamont is.”

Despite earning the win in commanding fashion, Spence still believes he has room to improve. “I still can improve a lot on my defense,” said the unbeaten world champion. “I just have to keep perfecting my skills and keep progressing. You’re going to see a better Errol Spence next time I get in the ring.

“Everybody knows I’ve been waiting on “Some Time” Thurman,” said Spence, looking ahead to a possible unification match with WBC and WBA Welterweight World Champion Keith Thurman. “Since I was 15-0 I’ve been calling this guy out and he keeps making excuses. Let’s get it on.He has two of the belts and we both have big names. It’s an easy fight to make and I want it.”

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Today In Hip Hop History: RUN-D.M.C. Drops Their Sophomore LP ‘King Of Rock’ 33 Years Ago

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The “Kings From Queens” dropped their second album 33 years ago today

On this date in 1985, Joseph Simmons, Daryl McDaniels, and Jason Mizell successfully avoided the sophomore jinx some three decades ago when they released the follow up to their self titled debut album with King Of Rock.

Produced by Run’s brother Def Jam founder Russell Simmons, this album was the project that catapulted the crew from rappers to internationally recognized recording artists. King Of Rock is historic in the sense that it was the first Hip Hop album to go platinum and ended up going double platinum. Singles like “King Of Rock” and “Rock It Like This” appeared in the cult classic flick Krush Groove, which is based on the rise of Run-D.M.C., Def Jam Records, co-starring Jay, Darryl, and Joe. Those two tracks and the comical “You Talk Too Much” all reached the Top 20 R&B charts.

Salute to Run, D.M.C., the Mizell family, the Simmons family, Rick Rubin, Larry Smith(RIP), and everyone at Def Jam and Profile who made this album happen!

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