New Petition Asks PA Governor to Reevaluate Meek Mill’s Prison Sentence

New Petition Asks PA Governor to Reevaluate Meek Mill's Prison Sentence
(FreshAsFrankie) A new petition on Change.org requests that Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf reevaluate Meek Mill‘s recent prison sentence of 2-4 years for violating his probation.

The petition reads, “Meek Mill has been a powerful voice in the community for our youth. He has made positive contributions to many communities and programs, dedicating time and money to the cultivation of our youth and neighborhoods; even through his own adversities. He has continued to be dedicated and shown an immaculate work ethic, even at times when the system tried to prevent him from being able to tour, which is how he makes a living.”

As of post time, the petition has reached over 91,000 signatures and hopes to get 150,000. You can sign the petition here.

Source: Change.org

Pimp C’s Wife Reveals All UGK Archives Were Lost in Hurricane Harvey

Pimp C's Wife Reveals All UGK Archives Were Lost in Hurricane Harvey
(FreshAsFrankie) Among the destruction and devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey were valuable pieces of Hip-Hop, and in particular, Houston history.

Today, Chinara Butler, the wife of the legendary rapper Pimp C, announced that all of the UGK archives were lost during the hurricane. Despite the devastating loss, Pimp C’s wife kept perspective mentioning the archives as a way to highlight the importance of what really matters; life and being thankful for it.

Check out her post above.

Source: Instagram

C-Bo’s Video Set Shot Up, One Man Killed

C-Bo’s Video Set Shot Up, One Man Killed
(FreshAsFrankie) Gunfire erupted on the set on C-Bo’s new song “Rep My City” over the weekend in Sacramento, California.

The rapper was on the set shooting what his representatives have labeled as a “communal” video, when an unknown gunman shot up Meadowview Park, where the video was being filmed.

According to reports, a man named Ernie Cadena was killed and five other people were wounded in the shootout.

The violence comes amidst C-Bo’s feud with fellow Sacramento rapper Mozzy, who dissed C-Bo and Brotha Lynch Hung on his song “New Era King.”

C-Bo replied in kind with a song filled with threats, titled “Body 4 Body.”

Police have no suspects as of presstime and are investigating into whether or not the shooting was gang related.

GUNPLAY – THE FIX TAPE

GUNPLAY - THE FIX TAPE
(FreshAsFrankie) GUNPLAY – THE FIX TAPE

Tracklist:
01. Can I Bring My Gun
02. Stamp
03. Hot Plate
04. Flip the Bed
05. Where It At
06. Dark Vader
07. Shaolin
08. Go Nuts
09. No Shake
10. Nightmare Now
11. Patience 2.0

Former FBI Director James Comey to Lead Lecture Series at Howard University

Former FBI Director James Comey to Lead Lecture Series at Howard University
(FreshAsFrankie) Comey will be speaking at their 2017 convocation in September, which will kick off the school year. Along with speaking at the convocation, Comey was appointed the 2017-2018 Gwendolyn S. and Colbert King Endowed Chair in Public Policy for the University, which means he will be leading and conducting “five lectures and feature speakers that will touch on several topics.” According to Howard University, the series is “designed to foster fruitful discussion and spur meaningful interaction.”

For the position, Comey would be paid $100,000 for his work. However, he has made it clear that he would be donating the entire amount he would be compensated to a Howard scholarship fund. Comey issued a statement on being the King Chair for 2017 going into 2018, saying, “I am honored to hold the King Chair this school year. Howard has a longstanding history of being a vibrant academic community and the perfect place to have rich dialogue on many of the most pressing issues we face today. I look forward to contributing to this remarkable institution and engaging students and faculty alike.”

Source: twitter.com

Ace Hood – Trust The Process (Mixtape Stream/Download)

Ace Hood - Trust The Process (Mixtape Stream/Download)
(FreshAsFrankie) As promised Ace Hood comes through with his “Trust the Process” project. It boasts 13 tracks and has no features.

Trust The Process Tracklist:

1.To Whom It May Concern 
2.Play To Win
3.Came Wit The Posse
4.The Bottom
5.Life After
6.Interlude (Part 1)
7.Blessed
8.Top
9.Ego Trip
10.Get To Me
11.Passion
12.Interlude (Part 2)
13.B.A.M.N