Life Beyond Rap


Last night, a vigil for Mac Miller was held at the Blue Slide Park section of Frick Park in his hometown of Pittsburgh, PA. Fans gathered in their thousands to mourn the 26-year-old rapper, who tragically passed away from a suspected overdose last Friday (September 7). Music was played, weed was burned and candles were lit in memory of the beloved MC.

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They say the truth will set you free and for Corey “C-Murder” Miller (the younger brother of Master P) hopefully, that reigns true following a huge break in his highly publicized murder case that left 16-year-old Steven Thomas dead. Kenneth Jordan, the lead eye-witness, has recently admitted to lying about Miller’s involvement in an affidavit filed with the 24th Judicial Court.

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Over the weekend, Steve Harvey hosted a mentoring program for at-risk youth outside of Atlanta with the help of Jeezy. The event took place at The Rock Ranch and was orchestrated through the decorated comedian’s ‘Harvey Foundation’ in association with Snowman’s ‘Street Dreams’ Foundation.

Check out some photos from the outreach occasion below and watch a video recap here.

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Meek Mill was set to make an upcoming appearance at the White House to sit down and speak about prison reform. The visit was for Donald Trump’s Prison Reform Summit, an event that included the Philadelphia rapper, CNN’s Van Jones, other activists and members of congress. The recently freed MMG artist has now decided to bypass the scheduled appearance, choosing to cancel his appearance.

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It’s been a rough couple of weeks for Mac Miller. Just days after news broke that he’d split up with his girlfriend of almost two years, Ariana Grande, the Pittsburgh rapper has been arrested on DUI and hit-and-run charges (don’t worry, no one was hurt).

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For the latest installment in their PLAN B series, All Def Music links with “Plug Walk” rapper Rich The Kid. Before he transitioned into Billboard Chart topping boss we see today, Rich was briefly employed at Wendy’s. Looking to redeem himself after being fired from the fast-food staple, the ATL native had the opportunity to manage Dino’s Burgers for the day.

Peep the hilarious clip after the break and purchase his platinum single via iTunes here.

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Fabolous was arrested last night after allegedly assaulting his long-time partner and Love & Hip-Hop: New York star Emily Bustamante, aka Emily B, according to TMZ.

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JAY-Z’s Roc Nation has invested $3 million into an app that aims to reduce the prison population and improve the criminal justice system in the United States. Founded by former Prince manager Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins, Promise aims to create “a cost-effective and more humane alternative to incarceration” by utilizing smartphone technology.

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Rick Ross is back home and on the road to recovery. This afternoon, the MMG boss broke his silence on Instagram after suffering a major health scare last week, writing, “Ain’t nothing like home 🙏🏼. I love y’all – WLR” (his initials: William Leonard Roberts II, aka the Bawse). Naturally, Rozay posted a picture of himself holding a bottle of Belaire Rosé and promoting his Black Bottles Boy brand. No shame in the game.

On March 2, Ross was reportedly on life support in hospital after being found in his home “breathing heavy, unresponsive and slobbing out the mouth,” suffering a suspected heart attack. Thankfully, four days later, Ross was released from hospital and arrived home under doctor’s care on Monday.

Rest up and get healthy, Bawse. The game needs you.

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Rick Ross is now home after spending four days in a Miami hospital. TMZ reports MMG’s biggest boss was released from hospital on Monday (Mar. 5), after being found unresponsive and “slobbing at the mouth” at his residence early Thursday morning (Mar. 2). The rapper was reportedly dealing with respiratory issues that later was determined to be heart-related. Shortly after the news broke last week, there was confusion as rep for Rick Ross confirmed he was indeed admitted to a hospital, despite a family member denying it. Fat Trel, signed to Rozay’s MMG, posted on Instagram that Ross was doing fine while hospitalized.

Ross is currently under doctors care at his residence. The Miami-native has yet to make a statement, only posting a photo of his diamond-encrusted wrist with the caption #FloridaBoy on Sunday.

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