(FreshAsFrankie) A suspect in the 2015 murder of rapper Chinx has been arrested. Quincy Homere, 32, of Long Island faces the following charges: murder, attempted murder, assault and criminal possession of a weapon.
Chinx,31, whose real name is Lionel Pickens, was gunned down in his Porsche back in May of 2015. The fatal shooting occurred in Queens at a red light near Queens Boulevard and 84th Drive, according to police.
Chinx was shot multiple times in the torso and taken to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead. The rapper’s friend, who was also in the car, suffered gunshot wounds to his back.
(FreshAsFrankie) While fans have been anxiously waiting for a new album from both Kendrick Lamar and J. Cole, Jeezy got the two superstars together for his new track “American Dream,” which will be featured on his upcoming Pressure album.
Jeezy spoke about the record coming together during a recent visit to Sway in the morning, where he revealed that Kendrick and J. Cole didn’t know each other were going to be featured on the record together. Jeezy said the record is special to him, because “you have three leaders stating their opinions on what they feel like the American dream is, and standing on it.”
To hear more of what Jeezy said about the record, hit the 27:00 mark above.
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Mase also made note of the fact that he doesn’t get the credit he deserves for Bad Boy’s reign after Biggie passed.
“They never give me credit for that. All my awards went to Puff. I wrote all of those songs….There were songs I had as my singles that they gave to Biggie for his album… If you knew that Mase was the one doing all of that, you would see me in a different light. Even today, people praise Bad Boy, the real golden era of Bad Boy, I was spearheading. Biggie made it, and I’m not [taking away], I’m under Biggie; I’m nowhere near Biggie. I gotta catch myself, before somebody catch that and try to run with it. I’m saying when Biggie passed away and the company is in ambiguity and everybody is lost and in shambles, it was my pen,” said Mase.
Did you know that Mase was “penning” everything at a certain point? What are your thoughts?
(FreshAsFrankie) Nipsey Hussle’s debut studio LP has been done since April and has seen numerous delays due to label disputes, which have since been sorted out with Nip’s All Money In label partnering with Atlantic Records. With progress being made, the Crenshaw rapper has finally put a release date on Victory Lap. In the meantime, the 32-year-old delivered a gritty “Rap N—as” visual to hold fans over until Feb. 16, which is just in time for NBA All-Star weekend.
The Sergio-directed video takes Nipsey around various city landscapes claiming he’s not like the rest of these emcees until the ending lavishly fades away with his crew on a luxurious boat. Before coming to a close the blacked out screen reads in a script, “In Loving Memory of Stephen ‘Fatts’ Donelson,” who passed away in September at the age of 30. Lauren London makes a cameo in the video, but XXL reported last week that the couple had broken up.
Hussle took to Instagram with a heartfelt thank you letter penned to his day one supporters saying, “You’ve come a long way with us on this journey. Through our ups and downs, you’ve stayed dedicated to us, our brand, and our vision. I want to say thank you. Without your belief, we would not have gone this far.”
Victory Lap will again be sold for $100 through his JAY-Z-supported Proud 2 Pay program, in addition to iTunes and other major streaming services on Feb.16. Check out the “Rap N—as” visual, as well as the project’s artwork below.
Pre-order Victory Lap on iTunes.
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(FreshAsFrankie) For the first time in its award show history, voting for the 49th NAACP Image Awards will be open to the public. Viewers will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite nominees in 36 different categories across film, television, and music.
(FreshAsFrankie) Hip-Hop royals Fabolous and Jadakiss came through the studio to chat about their joint album, going on tour together and much more.
·How long did it take to get album done
·Who approached who first to get album done
·How hard was it to work with each other
·Jadakiss “King of the Curve”
·Records that you missed
·Mase comments about Jadakiss
·Was Mase good lyrically
·Thoughts on Mase’s “Oracle”
·Mase called Fabolous
·Age appropriate album
·“This is the drug using era”
·Problem with Keyshia Cole
·Death of Icepick
·Standing up to justice
·Did Irv Gotti block Ashanti from doing “Into You”
·Jada are you planning your wedding
·What’s been pushed back more Jada’s wedding or The Lox’s album