Dave East Breaks Down The Lyrics For “Perfect”

Dave East Breaks Down The Lyrics For "Perfect"

(FreshAsFrankie) Harlem fast-rising rapper Dave East stopped by lyric-expert site Genius offices in Brooklyn to break down the lyrics for “Perfect” featuring Chris Brown.

East spoke on writing the song for a female audience, shopping for expensive clothes, getting curved by women, staying loyal to one person, riding trains in New York, and more.

Check out the video below.

33 Wounded, 6 Dead In Under 13 Hours In Chicago Over The Weekend

(FreshAsFrankie) According to the Chicago Tribune, 33 people have been wounded, with six of them dying over the weekend in the Windy City. Police noted that the shootings happened in 13 hours, starting on Saturday and going into Sunday morning.

In one instance the Tribune pointed out, one man was killed while six others were wounded from gunfire that broke out around 2:30 A.M. on Sunday. All of the people hurt were standing in the parking lot of a banquet hall that serves as a nightclub when an unidentified man in a black SUV fired off shots at the group of people. The man drove off right after his attack. A 40-year-old man on the scene was hit by the SUV of the shooter, resulting in him having to be taken to the hospital for a broken ankle.

The violence in Chicago keeps drawing attention nationwide, with Donald Trump chiming in and offering “solutions” the city’s homicide rate. In 2016, Chicago had 760 homicides, which is more than L.A. and New York combined according to NY Daily News.

Underage Woman Paid by R. Kelly to Keep Silent Speaks Out

Underage Woman Paid by R. Kelly to Keep Silent Speaks Out
(FreshAsFrankie) A little more than a month after it was alleged R. Kelly is keeping women in a cult in two of his homes, here comes another upsetting allegation— another woman claims she and R. Kelly continued to have sex after she told him she was underage.

24-year-old Jerhonda Pace (which is her married name) told Buzzfeed she met Kelly when she was 15-year-old Jerhonda Johnson and started sleeping with him the next year. Pace claims the singer gave her an undisclosed sum of money in exchange for signing a non-disclosure agreement.

Unfortunately, these types of allegations against R. Kelly are nothing new. Here’s the kicker– the two met when Pace was a fan and attended his 2008 child pornography trial. That’s where one of The Pied Piper‘s employees friended her on MySpace and invited her to a party at his mansion. Pace initially lied about her age, telling him she was 19. Recalling her encounters, Pace said he used to make her call him “daddy” and he would call her “baby.” Pace also stated she had to “have two pigtails and make her wear little school girl outfits.” She alleged their encounters were filmed without her permission. Pace also stated Kelly was abusive in other ways, choking, slapping and spitting on her.

In July 2009, Pace says she told R. Kelly, she was really 16, and he said it was ok. The age of consent in Illinois is 17. He instructed her to “act 25” and if anyone else asked about her age, tell them she was 19.

Pace says she has decided to come forward now out of concern for other women who might still be abused by the R&B crooner.

Source: Complex

Two White Girls Show Up to Howard University with MAGA Hats

(FreshAsFrankie) Two white high schoolers found themselves in a precarious situation when they had lunch at Howard University, one of the most revered HBCU‘s, with MAGA (Make America Great Again) hats on. One of the girls, Allie Vandee, took to Twitter to talk about her experience and claims of being harassed while in the university’s dining hall. According to Vandee, when she and her friend Sarah entered the dining hall they encountered one man who yelled “F*ck y’all” while another man supposedly stole Sarah’s cap before having it returned.

Vandee claims that she was unaware of being on an HBCU campus but her tweets with “#noshame” show a level of insensitivity and audaciousness during this current racial climate.

Check out the tweets above.

Bay Area Rapper Keak Da Sneak in Critical Condition After Being Shot

Bay Area Rapper Keak Da Sneak in Critical Condition After Being Shot
(FreshAsFrankie) Bay Area rapper Keak Da Sneak was shot this morning (Aug. 20) in Richmond, CA and is now in critical condition after being shot multiple times.

Keak, born Charles Williams was found in front of a 76 Gas Station at Carlson Boulevard and Imperial Way. Cops responded to a call that shots were fired around 5:30 am. The police say the rapper is hanging in there.

Fellow Bay Area rapper Mistah F.A.B. posted a video message on Instagram saying that his big homie Keak had made it through surgery and was now in recovery. In the video the rapper said: “We need to stop waiting ’til we hear news of something to show our appreciation for someone,” said F.A.B. in the vid, adding, “We gotta start loving each other while we here, man. Giving each other roses while we here, man.”

Keak was also shot back in January and was limited to crutches.

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Dick Gregory, Legendary Comedian, Activist and Social Critic Dies at 84

(FreshAsFrankie) Gregory’s son, Christian, confirmed the news today on Dick’s Instagram page:

It is with enormous sadness that the Gregory family confirms that their father, comedic legend and civil rights activist Mr. Dick Gregory departed this earth tonight in Washington, DC. The family appreciates the outpouring of support and love and respectfully asks for their privacy as they grieve during this very difficult time. More details will be released over the next few days

Future Ink’s New Clothing Line With Forever 21

Future Ink's New Clothing Line With Forever 21

(FreshAsFrankie) Atlanta rap star Future has linked up with Forever 21 to launch a new streetwear line.

Future inked a deal with Forever 21 and has launched a new clothing line with the big box retailer.

The line was created by Fred Foster, who serves as Freebandz Clothing Creative Director, reports Highsnobiety.

Foster also heads up his own line Cease and Desist.

“I wanted to create something unique and timeless, yet accessible, that could spread the message of HNDRXX to fans all over the globe,” Foster said in press statement. “Forever 21 is the perfect conduit for that.”

Gamers have been quick to point out the similarity between Future’s design and the “Golden Axe” Sega game from the late 1980’s.

Take a look at the t-shirt below, which is on sale now at Forever 21’s website.

 

The Game Accused Of Stalking Underaged Girl!

The Game Accused Of Stalking Underaged Girl!

(FreshAsFrankie) Did The Game Smash A 15-year Old Girl? The Internets Are Doing A Lot Of “Reporting” And Talking! Game is one of the best of this newer modern day era and his last album is dope. However, the California titan has an issue and it seems to have big legs…and they are going far. The rapper stands accused of possibly screwing a 15-year-old girl. Now, all if this is speculation at the moment, but the gossip sites and social media outlets are running rampant.

 

 

And it did not take very long for The Game’s adversary 40Glocc to jump into the fray.

This could be very, very messy very very soon. The Game has been accused of these sort of things in the past. Hopefully, it ends up being lies or something. We don’t need and R. Kelly in Hip-Hop even though there are probably quite a few already.

Meanwhile, The Game has been on a social media “fast” since earlier this month. Seems like he may not even know what is going on.