(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) Jeezy has blessed fans with his eighth studio album Pressure, which dropped on Thursday (December 14) night. The album features collaborations from Kendrick Lamar, YG, 2 Chainz, Tee Grizzley, J. Cole, Puff Daddy, Kodak Black, Tory Lanez, Trey Songz, and more. You can stream the full album on iTunes here.
The full tracklist is as follows:
2. “Cold Summer” Feat. Tee Grizzley
3. “In a Major Way” Feat. Payroll Giovanni
4. “Floor Seats” Feat. 2 Chainz
5. “This is It”
6. “Bottles Up” Feat. Puff Daddy
7. “Valet (Interlude)”
9. “Pressure” Feat. Kodak Black and YG
10.”Like Them” Feat. Tory Lanez and Rick Ross
11.”The Life” Feat. WizKid and Trey Songz
12.”American Dream” Feat. J. Cole and Kendrick Lamar
(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.
(FreshAsFrankie) Kevin Hart Interview At The Breakfast Club! Lives His Truth, Opens Up About Being Irresponsible & More!
The bill, touted by the National Rifle Association as its “highest legislative priority,” easily passed with a vote of 231 to 198.
Chris W. Cox, executive director of the NRA Institute for Legislative Action, called the bill “a watershed moment for Second Amendment rights,” adding that it’s the “culmination of a 30-year movement recognizing the right of all law-abiding Americans to defend themselves, and their loved ones, including when they cross state lines.”
“For the millions of law-abiding citizens who lawfully carry concealed to protect themselves, for conservatives who want to strengthen our Second Amendment rights, and for the overwhelming majority of Americans who support concealed carry reciprocity, Christmas came early,” said the bill’s sponsor, Rep. Richard Hudson (R-N.C.).
Democrats, however, have accused Republicans of “trickery” and “sabotage” in getting the bill passed–it was attached to legislation to improve the national background-check system for gun purchases, something that has support on both sides of the aisle.
The bill would treat concealed-carry permits similar to driver’s licenses, allowing permit holders to legally carry concealed weapons in any state that allows them, regardless of state-specific permitting restrictions.
“Several years after being shot in the head, I’ve learned a lot — how to walk again, how to talk again, and how to start each day ready to change the world,” she said in a statement. “But today, I’m furious. I’m angry that with shootings on the rise, the response from politicians is to sell out to the gun lobby and weaken our public safety laws. . . . I’m angry that when this country is begging for courage from our leaders, they are responding with cowardice.”
(FreshAsFrankie) Things went smoothly for Lonzo Ball, playing at Chino Hills High School, then one year at UCLA, and ultimately being drafted in the lottery by the Los Angeles Lakers, just like his dad LaVar Ball planned. Things haven’t gone quite so well for Lonzo’s younger brothers, LiAngelo and LaMelo. Thanks in part to their boisterous dad, the Ball brothers have been thrust into the spotlight with all eyes on their every move and some have been very questionable.
Earlier this year, LaVar pulled LaMelo out of Chino Hills High School after disagreements with their new basketball coach, Dennis Latimore. LaVar’s boys were the big draws for the school and he felt it entitled him to a say in the basketball program. Latimore said LaMelo’s days of taking 50 shots a game were over and LaVar wasn’t with it. Though the move was criticized, it wasn’t too bad since LaMelo is just a junior, still eligible to play AAU ball and has a standing offer at UCLA. LaVar, however, then took things a step further.
LiAngelo was indefinitely suspended from the UCLA basketball team after he and two teammates were arresting for stealing items from a Louis Vuitton store in China during a team trip. LaVar responded by pulling the freshman baller from the school. That move was met with much more scrutiny. LiAngelo needs a lot of work and he has no chance of being drafted in June, according to ESPN NBA insider Adrian Wojnarowski.
Now both boys are without teams and very much in need of development and actual playing exposure. Some basketball insiders have floated the idea of LiAngelo and LaMelo potentially playing overseas, and though they have enough name recognition to draw some interest, the move isn’t as easy as perceived.
Most teams overseas have already begun their seasons, so adding the Ball brothers isn’t exactly feasible. Also, some teams will likely be wary about signing them knowing that LaVar and the issues he brings is apart of the deal.
Earlier this week, it was reported that the Lithuanian team, Lietkabelis Panevezys was interested in signing both Ball brothers, but the team’s head coach Arturs Stalberg shut that down, noting that the team has openings in security since they’re experienced in that field.
Though there are some substantial issues, LaVar might have a trick up his sleeve. The polarizing figure has managed to turn his boys into well-known figures and turn a hefty profit. Their names alone will likely draw interest from someone at some point.
(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