Al Sharpton Set to Visit Meek Mill in Prison

Al Sharpton Set to Visit Meek Mill in Prison
(FreshAsFrankie) Meek Mill should be expecting a visit from Rev. Al Sharpton on Monday, November 28, according to the New York Daily News. “I think this is about an injustice that is representative of many young men of color that face an abuse of a probation or parole system,” Sharpton stated during a gathering at the headquarters of his National Action Network (NAN) in Harlem. Sharpton is meeting with Meek as part of a larger effort to see the Philly rapper’s case receive a new hearing.

Sharpton said further:

I think what’s happening with Meek Mill is something that the National Action Network has always fought, and I hope that me going there is going to raise the pressure on the issue and help begin a drive-by us in supporting others and demanding a new hearing for him and a new judge.

Al Sharpton shares the sentiment with many others that believe Meek Mill represents a larger systemic issue and according to Rev. Sharpton, “he can be an example of how we correct that.”

Source: NY Daily News

Cam’ron – The Program

Cam'ron - The Program
(FreshAsFrankie) It’s been a while since Cam’ron dropped a new project, but the Harlem rapper is finally back with his latest mixtape, The Program. 

The 15-track tape features production from a number of producers including Dollavision, ADM, REK, JB Music, Araab Muzik, Zombie YH and Dondre Dennis and also includes the Just Blaze-produced “Kiss Myself.” Although the project doesn’t feature any big names in the guest features department, Killa does team up with Don Q, Mimi and Sen City on a handful of songs.

While The Program will surely please fans of Cam, many are still waiting for the release of Killa Season 2In January, XXL caught up with the rapper who told us he would have to delay the project. “I just been busy, and I haven’t had time to promote the album the way that I want to,” he said.

Cam’ron was also recently featured on the cover of XXL‘s 20th anniversary issue, where he discussed the current state of hip-hop in New York. “To me, it’s just sounds at this point ’cause it doesn’t matter where you from,” he said. “You don’t have to be from Atlanta to make trap music anymore, like, as opposed to 10 years ago.

Check out the tracklist and listen to The Program below.

Cam’ron The Program Mixtape Tracklist

1. “It’s Killa”
2. “Hello” Feat. Don Q
3. “Curve (Skit)”
4. “Coleslaw”
5. “Lean”
6. “D.I.A.”
7. “Remember Game” Feat. Mimi
8. “Hallalujah” Feat. Mimi
9. “Fuck Outta Here”
10. “The Other Side” Feat. Sen City
11. “Chop It Up” Feat. Mimi
12. “FleeGod”
13. “Dime After Dime” Feat. Sen City
14. “Kiss Myself”
15. “UWasntThere”

T-Pain – OBLiViON (Album Cover/Release Date)

T-Pain - OBLiViON (Album Cover/Release Date)
(FreshAsFrankie) T-Pain shared the video for Blac Youngsta-assisted song “Goal Line” last month and now he unveils the cover art and the release date for his forthcoming fifth solo studio album titled OBLiViON.

 

The autotune godfather took to Instagram yesterday to post the cover for the project that depicts him in knight’s armor.

The album, which was originally titled Stoicville, has been teased for well over a year and will finally arrive on November 17th. Oblivion will be his first solo LP since 2011’s Revolver.

 

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.

Mystikal Turns Himself in on Alleged Rape Charges

Mystikal Turns Himself in on Alleged Rape Charges
(FreshAsFrankie) Mystikal Turns Himself in on Alleged Rape Charges
This past weekend, rapper Mystikal was charged with first-degree rape. Because of that, a warrant was issued for his arrest. The Shreveport Police Department was on the hunt for Mystikal, along with a man named Averweone Holman, who cops believed was a part of the crime as well. U.S. Marshals ended up tracking down and arresting Holman in Texas this past Friday. Investigators on the scene noted that they collected evidence that matches the DNA of Mystikal, along with Holman.

Now, news has arrived that Mystikal has turned himself into the Caddo Parrish Sheriff’s Department in Louisiana. The warrant for the arrest allegedly comes from a 2016 incident at a Louisiana casino where Mystikal was supposedly set to perform. No more details beyond that have been provided, and according to Mystikal’s team, the charges and allegations are false. Currently, Mystikal’s bond is $2 million.

Source: TMZ.COM