(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.
(FreshAsFrankie) I can’t believe how these damn republican are just doing what they choose with no repercutions. Former Arizonasheriff Joe Arpaio was excused from having to do prison time for criminal contempt on Friday, August 25. Arpaio received a Presidential pardon from Donald Trump that critics say he never consulted with the Department of Justice over.
Arpaio was found guilty of having disobeyed the 2011 orders of a judge who demanded that he discontinue the outlawed racial profiling tactics his office was using to bust down undocumented migrants. Many had suspected that Trump would bless Arpaio, who was a staunch supporter of his candidacy. Local politicians, including Phoenix’s mayor, had expressed worry that the President would cause a firestorm by choosing to pull the trigger during his rally in the city this past week. Trump didn’t go through with the move that very day, but he did hint that a pardon was coming down the pike.
A statement issued by the White House cited the 85-year-old Arpaio’s age and 50 years of service in law enforcement, and heralded his “life’s work of protecting the public from the scourges of crime and illegal immigration.” Arpaio would respond with a couple of tweet’s thanking the President, one of which read, “Thank you @realdonaldtrump for seeing my conviction for what it is: a political witch hunt by holdovers in the Obama justice department!”
(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.
(FreshAsFrankie) The man who claimed to have sold drugs to Chris Brown and Lil Wayne is heading to jail. For a long time.
A Miami man who billed himself as the CEO of lean” is heading to prison for a long time.
Harrison Garcia a.k.a. “Cuban Harry” will be spending the next 30 years in prison, after he was convicted of armed drug trafficking.
The 27-year-old admitted to supplying South Florida celebrities with lean, which is a mixture of codeine and promethazine.
Federal agents accused Cuban Harry of selling the drink to celebrities like Lil Wayne and Chris Brown.
Cuban Harry came under investigation after he blatantly advertised his business to 30,000 social media followers on Instagram under the screen name Muhammad_A_lean.
According to the Miami Herald, the rapper admitted to selling $15,000 worth of drug Chris Brown, and he also testified that he sold “large amounts of narcotics” to Lil Wayne as well.
Cuban Harry still has another trial to face, over racketeering charges, where he is accused of paying a gang of young men to rob drug stores in South Florida, in order to get ingredients to make his own lean.
Cuban Harry’s lawyer said he plans to appeal the 30-year sentence handed to his client.
(FreshAsFrankie) DMX will be allowed to travel to Atlanta for a big show, if he follows the judge’s order.
The judge is giving DMX a break in his house arrest, so the rapper can perform at a highly anticipated show.
DMX was sentenced to full house arrest, after violating the terms of his bail conditions relating to 14 charges that he deliberately evaded millions of dollars worth of income tax.
DMX suffered a temporary setback last week, when the judge banned the rapper from traveling, even for work.
The judge in the case reversed the earlier decision and ruled that the dog can head to Atlanta from August 21st–24th, under one condition.
According to the judge, DMX must travel with a sober coach “at all times.”
DMX must be accompanied by his sober coach 24 hours a day.
And if DMX wants to hit Atlanta, DMX will also have to foot the bill for the sober coach.
(FreshAsFrankie) David Banner, making an appearance on CNN, spoke about the climate of racial tension in the country following violent, racist demonstrations in Charlottesville this past weekend.
“I don’t understand why America acts so surprised. So for me, one thing that Trump was able to do was to show the world that the post-racial America that liberal white people were trying to talk about doesn’t exist,” Banner said.
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