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A popular Atlanta radio personality was shot by DeKalb County police early Monday morning after he allegedly fired a shot at officers.
DeKalb County police identified the suspect Monday afternoon as 39-year-old Ronald Robinson.
Robinson goes by the air name “Beestroh” for Atlanta radio station Hot 107.9.
The shooting happened at the Velvet Room club located on Chamblee-Tucker Road in DeKalb County, during an album release party for rapper Rick Ross.
According to DeKalb police, the shooting happened at around 3 a.m. after a dispute between Robinson who was working as a DJ at the party and another man in the club’s back parking lot.
Police say when they attempted to intervene in the altercation, Robinson began waving his gun toward them.
Police say officers shot the DJ in his leg.
DeKalb County Public Safety Deputy Chief Operating Officer Cedric Alexander told FOX 5 at the scene Robinson ran back into the club, where he was arrested.
Medics transported Robinson to Grady Memorial Hospital where he remained Monday afternoon.
The officers involved in this shooting have been placed on administrative leave pending an investigation, which is standard procedure.
Robinson faces two counts of aggravated assault on a police officer.
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50 Cent’s back in beef-mode. This time, the multi-millionaire is facing off with veteran industry exec Steve Stoute, literally.
The two were photographed talking toe-to-toe Friday (Feb. 28), courtside at a Knicks game in Madison Square Gardens, and from the looks of it, it was a heated exchange.
Almost immediately after the flicks got out, the Internets went into a tizzy. Stoute has been making media rounds for his new VH1 series, Tanning of America, and in interviews with both Power 105.1 and Hot 97 in New York, he told the audience that 50 is not as influential in hip hop these days. Apparently, 50 disagrees.
“He hasn’t had a hit in a really long time,” Stoute said to Hot 97′s Angie Martinez. “He has not made anything musically that’s changed anything in a very long time. I feel like he’s always gearing up for something that never happens. Hopefully now that he’s independent and there’s no record company to blame, his aggressive content will get on the air. I don’t know.”
Stoute, who has been instrumental in leveraging hip hop culture as a money-making business, has worked with Jay, managed Nas, and his new series features Mariah Carey, for example. He said he even had a hand in one of 50′s early deals — the G-Unit sneaker with Reebok. “The guy made so much money off of that, and the guy never thanked me,” Stoute told The Breakfast Club.
Meanwhile, Fif’s “aggressive content” is at least getting out online. To confirm that he wasn’t pleased with the interviews, 50 released a video response, reports Complex, using clips from one of Stoute’s interviews and the scene from Juice when Bishop catches Q in the elevator and pulls a gun on him. He added a message, “All Jokes Aside You’s shouldn’t Talk S–t. About anyone! LMAO!!! Steve Stoute.”
Beyond the courtside drama and online shenanigans, 50 will get a chance to prove Stoute wrong when he releases his fifth studio album Animal Ambition in June.
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Ever since his assault on Rihanna in 2009, Chris Brown has been known for his rather violent run-ins with the law — including an alleged assault on a man in D.C., a now-infamous bottle brawl with Drake, and, most recently, throwing a brick threw his mother’s car window while in rehab.
And according to the Los Angeles Superior Court documents, it’s all because the singer suffers from bipolar disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
The singer was in court on Friday (February 28) for a progress hearing in his 2009 assault case after he was sentenced to 90 days in rehab in November. In court documents obtained by E! News, the rehab facilities attributed Brown’s “mood swings” to PTSD and bipolar disorder.
“Mr. Brown will also require close supervision by his treating physician in order to ensure his bipolar mental health condition remains stable. It is not uncommon for patients with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Bipolar II to use substances to self-medicate their biomedical mood swings and trauma triggers,” a letter from the facility read. “Mr. Brown became aggressive and acted out physically due to his untreated mental health disorder, severe sleep deprivation, inappropriate self-medicating and untreated PTSD.”
According to the documents, Superior Court Judge James R. Brandlin said “It is evident that [Brown] has responded well to the dual diagnosis treatment.” Representatives from the rehab facility added that he has been “beyond exemplary” in fulfilling his community service requirements.
“Never really goes the way u plan. #LIFE,” Brown tweetedon Friday afternoon.
Aside from his legal troubles, Brown will drop his long-awaited X album this year, along with his Fan of a Fan 2 mixtape with Tyga.
Young Thug has quickly become one of hip-hop’s rising rookies, making headlines thanks to an impressive string of underground favorites like “Stoner” and “Donald Glover.” On Wednesday, however, the Atlanta rapper made news of another kind after an arrest on drug and traffic charges.
The rapper (real name Jeffery L. Williams) was taken to Fulton County jail on Wednesday and charged with possession of a controlled substance, reckless conduct and reckless driving, according to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. He’s being held on a $2,450 bond.
Young Thug rose through the ranks of Gucci Mane’s 107 Brick Squad camp, but confirmed to Mass Appeal that he has signed to Cash Money Records. A representative for Cash Money CEO Birdman, however, told XXLMag.com that Young Thug has no official relationship with the label.
The hip-hop world is still mourning the death on Friday of Three 6 Mafia member Ricky “Lord Infamous” Dunigan, who passed unexpectedly at his mother’s home in Memphis at the age of 40.
While an official cause of death has not yet been revealed, Infamous’ half-brother and Mafia co-founder, DJ Paul, told HipHopDX that he believes a heart condition may have played a role.
“He had a heart attack in his sleep,” Paul told the site. “His mother found him dead this morning. He had been dead, the doctors say, for about five hours. And she came home, he was sitting at the kitchen table with his head down on his arms. He had told his girlfriend that he was sleeping and he wanted to go to sleep. His girlfriend left and was like, ‘You going to be fine?’ And he was like, ‘Yeah, I’m going to be good.’ And she was like, ‘You sure?’ and he was like, ‘Yeah, yeah, I’m positive, I just want to get some sleep.’ So he laid his head in his arms at the kitchen table and he went to sleep and then when his momma came home, he was sitting at the kitchen table passed away.
Infamous suffered a heart attack and stroke back in 2010, but Paul said he wasn’t sure if the previous heart issues played a role in Infamous’ death. “We don’t know yet [if the two incidents were related],” he said. “It probably did. A lot of times people have heart attacks and a lot of people survive heart attacks and usually when they have that second, third one, it’s pretty much over with.”
What do you do if an attempt is made on your life, just hours after celebrating your birthday in Miami? If you’re Rick Ross, you take time to recover, of course, and then you put your passion into a new single and companion music video.
Rozay’s “Nobody” video hit MTV Jams and the Internet this week, and the Christopher Sims-directed clip kicks off with a cinematic retelling of the January 2013 drive-by shooting that targeted the Miami rapper.
The latest single off of Ross’ upcoming March 4 album, Mastermind, “Nobody” borrows from the Notorious B.I.G.’s 1997 track “You’re Nobody (Til Somebody Kills You)” and features Biggie’s mentor, Diddy, as well as French Montana on the hook. The cinematic clip follows a murderous double-cross with the Maybach Music CEO narrating the story
Puff sets things off in the clip with the song’s opening monologue. As detectives watch him on a surveillance monitor, the Bad Boy CEO chastises a couple of his associates. “You wanted to f–kin’ walk around these roaches. These n—as is roaches, these n—as is mere motherf–kin’ mortals,” he sneers. “I’m trying to push you to supreme being.”
French delivers his soulful croon of a hook from an interrogation room as a police officer tapes his statement. Meanwhile, Ross — dressed in a black sports jacket and white collared shirt — in true boss fashion, lights a cigar as he begins his testimony. “Blast for me, the last words from my n—a/ On the pavement, born killers, body shivers,” he spits in a flow that pays homage to the late Biggie Smalls.
“I went back and listened to the Big record in a totally different way,” Rozay said in a WorldStarHipHop.com viral video that also served as the song’s premiere on February 19. “At the end of the day, regardless of how graphic it may be, it’s a beautiful piece of art. It’s a beautiful art sculpture. Its original creator was the Notorious B.I.G.; I just came and I put my hands on it.”
Drake said it was “wack as f–k,” but Maino said he respected it. Almost everyone has had something to say about Macklemore’s infamous post-Grammy text to Kendrick Lamar after he “robbed” the good kid, m.A.A.d city MC of Best Rap Album — except K.Dot.
In a cover story with Billboard, the TDE rapper finally addressed the apology.
“That text surprised me, but Macklemore is a genuine dude,” Lamar said, diplomatically. “However it panned out, I wish him much success. He touched people’s souls, and no one can take that away. Really, the whole Grammy moment was incredible. Not everyone gets that shot.”
Not quite the response one might expect from the man who lobbed lyrical grenades at all of his rap peers on last year’s most-talked-about battle cry track, “Control.”
For those living under a rock or somehow missed the copious amounts of hilarious memes, the “Thrift Shop” rapper’s apology basically acknowledged that he felt Kendrick should have won and that it felt weird to sweep every hip-hop award that night.
“You got robbed. I wanted you to win. You should have,” Macklemore wrote. “It’s weird and sucks that I robbed you. I was gonna say that during the speech. Then the music started playing during my speech, and I froze. Anyway, you know what it is. Congrats on this year and your music. Appreciate you as an artist and as a friend. Much love.”
For his part, though, Kendrick has moved on from his Grammy snub. The “Bitch Don’t Kill My Vibe” rapper has been busy in TDE’s House of Pain studio working on the follow-up to his groundbreaking debut, which, according to Anthony “Top Dawg” Tiffith, has a tentative release for this coming September.
“Our thing is not being confined to whatever everybody else is doing or what’s supposed to be the ‘it’ thing,” Kendrick said. “We building our brand just by doing what we wanna do. The sound we that like and love…the people followed that.”