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Jul 29, 2017

How Public Feuds On Social Media And Reality TV Play Out In Court

Shontavia Johnson Professor of Intellectual Property Law, at Drake University breaks down social media behavior and how it translates to the courts

Jul 25, 2017

How Steve Madden Went From Jailbird to Billionaire

Steve Madden went from having billions to being a jailbird. Now he is giving back...

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Jul 24, 2017

Donald Trump, Republicans and The Cops Are Gonna Take Your Money

Donald Trump and the Republicans could take your house, your money is your livelihood, if you are suspected of a crime…

Jul 20, 2017

The Juice is Loose: Five Facts About OJ Simpson’s Parole Hearing

O.J. Simpson will be back on the street this October. Check out five facts about the case...

Jun 6, 2017

How Pop Culture Can (And Should) Change Legal Views On Swearing

Swearing in pop culture can diminish the taboo status of swear words, rendering them less offensive.

May 4, 2017

J. Cole’s “Neighbors” Video: What Does It Mean?

J Cole's "Neighbors" video made a strong point about race but it also confused some fans...

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May 3, 2017

How Terror Rapper Deso Dogg Married A U.S. Agent and Screwed The FBI

The world's top, and only rapping terrorist is in love...

College Professor Who Was Once A Bankrobber Shows Students How To Do It Right

Read how this guy went from robbing banks to teaching students!

Medicinal Weed Is Now Legal On Arizona College Campuses, Thanks To This Student

Student takes college to court and gets medical marijuana approved on campus…

Internet Legend Kim Dotcom Shows Off Rapping Ability And His New Money

Megaupload.com founder Kim Dotcom may be in international legal trouble, but that hasn't stopped the Internet legend from balling out. You would never be able to recognize that the 42-year-old Internet entrepreneur was "broke” in his new video "Good Life.”

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Jan 20, 2016

Mos Def’s International Drama: Just What The Hell Is A “World Passport”?!

"I'm being prevented from leaving, unjustly, unlawfully, without any logical reason." - Mos Def

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Jan 12, 2016

El Chapo’s Sons Flaunt Their Wealth Like Hip-Hop Stars

El Chapo's sons Ivan Guzman and Alfredo Guzman seem to take pleasure in flaunting the amount of money they're raking in from The Sinaloa Cartel’s drug operations. Both Guzman’s have unverified Twitter accounts that showcase the insane sum of money both of these guys are sitting on.

Jan 5, 2016

Segway Accuses Swagway of Swagger Jacking in Lawsuit Over “Swag”

Those pesky hoverboards of doing more than causing problems at airports and landing people like Mike Tyson on their asses. The popularity of the hoverboards has triggered a lawsuit by the device’s original creators Segway, over the common Hip-Hop term "swag.”

Dec 31, 2015

Louis Armstrong Busts His Gun On New Year’s Eve And Starts A Revolution

A few gunshots busted into the air by a poor black kid in New Orleans changed the course of American art and history today (December 31) 1912...

Dec 30, 2015

Bill Cosby Charged With Sexual Assault, Arrest Warrant Issued

Bill Cosby has been charged with felony counts of assault over a 2004 incident!!!

Dec 28, 2015

Lil Wayne Gets An Early Christmas Present From Law Firm

Young Money boss Lil Wayne got an early Christmas present from his attorneys last week. The law firm of Michael B Kramer & Associates filed papers to dismiss their lawsuit against Lil Wayne over unpaid legal bills.

Dec 17, 2015

Who Stole Eazy-E’s Masters That Were Worth Millions?

Right after Eazy-E died, the FBI started investigated amidst claims that someone stole master recordings and unpublished songs that were in two titanium, locked briefcases. The masters, which were worth millions, were lifted from the trunk of Eazy-E's leased Mercedes.

Dec 16, 2015

Jurors Can’t Decide; Mistrial Declared In Freddie Gray Case

A judge has declared a MISTRIAL in the case of Officer William Porter, one of six cops accused of killing Freddie Gray!

Dec 16, 2015

Who Should Make Money Off Your Streams? The Copyright Royalty Board’s About to Decide

If you're a musician or rapper who makes money off streams, you BETTER be paying attention to how the money is about to be divided up!!!

Dec 10, 2015

White Student Unions Driven By Fear…If They Are Real…

Lightning rod issues like affirmative action, as well as the protests staged by groups like Black Lives Matter, have some white students feeling threatened.

Dec 9, 2015

Bill Cosby Keeps Losing and He Hasn’t Been Convicted Of Anything…Yet

“There is virtually no standard by which the media are holding Mr. Cosby’s accusers. Anyone and everyone who wants to file a suit or get on television can be guaranteed fawning coverage."- Bill Cosby's attorney Marty Singer

Dec 6, 2015

“Ballin” and “Stuntin” Could Cost Young Jeezy At Least $75k

Young Jeezy and his lawyers have been busy the past three months – fighting lawsuits. In the past quarter alone (October, November and December), Jeezy has been sued for by an upcoming rapper, as well as gospel legend T.D. Jakes. Well, the rapper can add another allegation of theft to the growing of list of complaints filed against him.

Nov 30, 2015

Fighting Bankruptcy Is Costing 50 Cent A Pretty Penny – Check Out The Invoices

Having to pay off a $28.5 million judgment is a huge task, but as you will see below, fighting the judgements is costing 50 Cent a pretty penny as well. Accountants for the bankruptcy law firm Zeisler & Zeisler are overseeing some of the financial aspects of 50's bankruptcy. The firm recently submitted their invoices to the court in regards to the ongoing case.

Nov 20, 2015

50 Cent Is Tired Of Everyone Being In His Biz, Files Motion To Seal Contracts In Bankruptcy Suit

50 Cent just filed a motion to restrict public access to his business contracts and investment agreements, about his ongoing bankruptcy case.

Oct 20, 2015

Lamar Odom’s Still Alive and It’s All Because Prostitution Is Legal In Crystal, Nevada

The two sex workers who found Lamar Odom choking on his mucus called 911. Had Lamar been with illegal prostitutes in another state, there's no doubt he would have died.

Sep 28, 2015

New Copyright Laws Getting “Blurred” But Students At Loyola Are Staying One Step Ahead

A few weeks ago, Richard S. Busch, the lawyer who won the verdict for Marvin Gaye's family was a guest lecturer at Loyola. He explained the importance of copyrights to Professor Mark Davis' students.

Sep 23, 2015

Pope Visit or is it an Experiment in Martial Law?

Philadelphia’s got the Pope coming and the United States Secret Service and the City of Philadelphia have already engaged in blaming and fault-finding for a ridiculous number of ‘what-the-hell-is going- on-here moves designed to guarantee residential torture while creating traffic nightmares where the security ought to be.

Sep 18, 2015

R.I.P. Jimi Hendrix: Accident, Suicide Or Murder? 10 CRAZY Facts

Jimi Hendrix was found in a London flat on this day (September 18, 1970), covered in and choking on his throw up, after ingesting a lethal mixture of sleeping pills and wine. However, you know it is not that simple.

Aug 31, 2015

Attorney For Shooting Victim Says Violence Follows Chris Brown…Take A Look At The Lawsuit

Attorney Says Violence Follows Chris Brown...Take A Look At A Breakdown Of The Lawsuit

Aug 21, 2015

New Technology Will Monitor Rap and Gang Beef, Thanks To Those “Internet Gangsters”

A project between Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Columbia University is attempting to create the technology that will analyze keywords, phrases and even images and videos from rappers and gangs that are posted on public networks.

Aug 16, 2015

Drake Apologizes To Murder Victims…But Do His Lyrics Reflect A Double Standard?

Drake is finally talking about the shootings at his OVO Fest after-party. On Friday evening, more than 10 days after two people were gunned down in a double homicide that remains unsolved, the rapper broke his silence. In his first statement since the murders, he spoke of the anguish and emotional conflicts he’s experienced.

Aug 6, 2015

Violence Is Nothing New For Drake Or OVO Fest, According To A Lawsuit

Two people were killed at an After Party for OVO Fest. According to a new lawsuit, violence is nothing new for Drake or the club that hosted his party.

Aug 1, 2015

Could “Insight Policing” Have Saved Sandra Bland, Freddie Gray and others?

The disturbing video of the stop and arrest of Sandra Bland highlights once again the excessive and inexcusable use of force by police officers in this country. The 28-year-old’s death in police custody after a routine traffic stop is currently being investigated as a murder.

Jul 29, 2015

Why 50 Cent Won’t Beat The Revenge Porn Rap By Crying Bankruptcy – A Legal Breakdown

Rapper 50 Cent may soon learn that even millions of dollars don’t put him above the law. He may think he can dodge paying for a big debt by filing for bankruptcy, but the ploy probably won’t work.

Jul 14, 2015

Could 50 Cent’s Bankruptcy Filing Be Tossed? Check Out This Expert’s Opinion

When an individual or business files for bankruptcy protection, there is a legal protection against outside litigation that goes into effect immediately and automatically upon the bankruptcy filing. Is Fif using this to protect himself?

Jul 9, 2015

Watch: Suge Knight’s Lawyers Fight For His Freedom and Get Denied

Marion "Suge" Knight recently appeared in court, where his lawyers argued that murder and attempted murder charges against the onetime head of Death Row Records should be dismissed. Suge is in custody after an altercation in the parking lot of a fast-food restaurant, where he ran over two people in his pickup truck as he fled the scene.