According to CBS Philly, Meek Mill’s two- to four-year sentencing has a new chance of being cut short by a long shot after reports have surfaced that Judge Genece E. Brinkley will allow a bail hearing on November 27.
The decision comes after his legal team filed a motion on behalf of his bail, which they are requesting for the Dreamchasers boss as his appeal is currently pending.
It also happens to be the first move and response from Brinkley since handing down the sentence to Meek — the same sentencing that revved up a full investigation on Brinkley and national backlash resulting in protests and demonstrations for Meek’s release.
American Idol winner Jordin Sparks has had a busy 2017. In February of this year, Sparks met the family of Dana Isaiah while in Houston for the Super Bowl. The two later bonded after being introduced to each other in a group chat started by their mothers. After a month of talking every day, the finally met face to face, and the rest was chemistry doing it's thing. In July of 2017, Sparks and Isiah got married in a secret ceremony. Now in November of 2017, the newlyweds are announcing that they are expecting. It will be the first child for both Sparks (27) and Isaiah (25).
On July 16, the couple eloped while on vacation in Hawaii with a small group of friends. “It just more solidifies the whole team sentiment of a relationship,” says Sparks. “You know you’re still individuals, but at the same time everything is about ‘we’ and ‘us’ as opposed to ‘you’ and ‘I.’”
After surprising their loved ones with their wedding news, the couple received the biggest shock of their lives when Sparks discovered she was pregnant in late August.
Kanye West fans showed their love for Kanye's late mother, Donda West, in a huge way. It was reported that fans were planning to pay tribute to Ms. West on the tenth anniversary of her passing (Friday, Nov. 10) by streaming her son's track, "Hey Mama." Now we know that they followed through with a huge number of streams, 700,000 in 24 hours.
According to The Ringer, the Late Registration track was streamed 700,000 times, increasing the song’s spins from 23.6 million to 24.3 million over a course of 24 hours. However, it did not chart on Spotify, likely because Spotify does not count repeat listens in their streaming calculations.
It is also being said that people streamed the song to combat the streams of Taylor Swift's new album. Swift and West have been in a "feud" on and off for the last few years.
No matter what the reason for the uptake in streams, I am sure Kanye is grateful for his fans and the love they show to Donda West.
It's been four years since Slimy Shady last dropped an album, but he has one on the way and it will reportedly be released next Friday (Nov. 17). In the meantime, Eminem is starting to drop some new tracks from the upcoming Revival LP. The first single, "Walk On Water," was released today (Nov. 10) and it features none other than Beyonce.
Eminem’s Revival is expected to arrive Nov. 17. He will also perform at the MTV EMA on Sunday (Nov. 12) and on “SNL” on Nov. 18.
Listen to “Walk On Water” below.
While T-Pain has stayed busy throughout the year working on his upcoming fifth studio album and touring, he has taken a little time to look back on the past. He tells us all about the repercussions and rewards of contacting an old lover in his new joint, "Texting My Ex."
The Nappy Boy rapper recruits Tiffany Evans to help make his point on “Textin My Ex” about confronting the drama from his past lover over production from Dre Moon, who has crafted beats for Beyonce, Drake and Future.
OBLiViON is expected to drop very soon via Nappy Boy Entertainment/Konvict Muzik/RCA Records. You can check out "Texin My Ex" below.
Cam'ron doesn't waste much time delivering on his promises. Just a week after announcing that he had a new project on the way, veteran MC has dropped his new project, "The Program."
The 15-track effort features fellow N.Y.C. rappers Don Q, Sen City, and Mimi. The “Oh Boy” rapper recruited JB Music, REK, Zombie YH, Dollavision and others, for the project’s soulful and head-shaking instrumentals.
You can stream "The Program" below.
Some tough times are ahead for Philly rapper Meek Mill. Yesterday (Nov. 6), Meek was sentenced to 2-4 years in prison for violating probation following a 2009 arrest on drug and weapon charges. The sentence follows an arrest for fighting at a St. Louis airport and for reckless driving in New York City.
Both of the cases — assault and reckless driving — were eventually dropped, but the arrests alone constituted violations, according to the judge.
Meek previously violated probation in 2014, when he was sentenced to 3-6 months in jail. “Sir, I didn’t want to do this but you made me do this,” said Philadelphia Common Pleas Court Judge Genece E. Brinkley at the time. “After all the years I tried to get you on the right track.”
In 2015, he violated parole due to unapproved travel and urine test failure. The following year, he was sentenced to three months house arrest, which was eventually extended because of his inability to complete community service duties.
By The Associated Press
Some 4,500 fans gathered on Vine Street in Hollywood on Friday (Nov. 3) to pay tribute to the late Tejano music queen Selena Quintanilla, who was honored with the 2,622nd star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Known simply as Selena, the singer-songwriter broke barriers for women in Latin music. She opened the floodgates for a new generation of contemporary artists of Latin descent who would go on to enjoy huge popularity with mainstream American audiences.
Selena was born in Texas in 1971. She died in 1995 at 23 after being shot by a business colleague.
Her music still resonates. As of 2015, Selena had sold more than 65 million units worldwide, making her the best-selling female artist in Latin music history.
According to a Hollywood Chamber of Commerce spokeswoman, Selena’s crowd was the largest-ever for a Walk of Fame ceremony, breaking a 1998 record set held by onlookers at the unveiling of the star for Mexican singer Vicente Fernandez.
A couple months ago, Young M.A. dropped the Herstory EP, now she is back with a brand new single. In "Walk", the Brooklyn rapper addresses her brief hiatus as well as her plans for the future.
We are still waiting for her anticipated debut album, but for now you can check out "Walk" in the visual below.
OVO Sound star Roy Woods has dropped a new track where he's inviting us all to the "Afterparty." The trap-infused track feature Lil Yachty and Swae Lee.
Get your all-access pass to the "Afterparty" by streaming it below.