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.