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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...

Jul 12, 2017

A Gun At A Waterpark Almost Gets NFL Player Adolphus Washington Killed By Cops

A trip to a waterpark with a gun almost got Adolphus Washington killed by the cops

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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...

Apr 30, 2017

Facebook’s Revenge Porn Data Base Could Be The Jackpot For Hackers

Facebook has a huge database of revenge porn...

Apr 25, 2017

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!

Feb 5, 2016

Congress Debates Wu-Tang Album, Martin Shkreli Makes Hilarious Faces

An epic battle in Hip-Hop took place today in the halls of congress. Martin Shkreli, the guy who infamously raised the price of Turing Pharmaceuticals’ AIDS drugs 5,000%, sat in front of a congressional panel. Shkreli also copped a one of a kind Wu-Tang Clan album for $2 million and was called to testify in front of a congressional hearing over his antics.

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Jan 27, 2016

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.”

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

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.

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.”

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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!!!

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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 24, 2015

Here Are The Real Reasons 50 Cent Filed a Lawsuit Against Rick Ross Over A Remix

50 Cent recently filed a lawsuit against his antagonist Rick Ross, over a remix featured on Ross’ “The Renzel Remixes” mixtape. The claim may seem like part of the battle in 50’s larger war with Rick Ross, but there’s more to it. Legally because 50 owns the “50 Cent” trademark, he has a responsibility to defend its misuse. If the rapper did not defend the trademark he could be accused of “Naked Licensing.”

Dec 18, 2015

A Cautionary Tale: How Stax Records Went Bust

Memphis, Tennessee based record label Stax was forced into bankruptcy this week in December of 1975. The label that once had Otis Redding, The Staple Singers, Isaac Hayes, Booker T. The M.G.s and others was suddenly broke. What happened? Big issues with the business began to surface in May of 1968, when owner Jim Stewart refused to re-sign a distribution deal with Atlantic Records and terminated the agreement after Atlantic was sold to Warner Bros - Seven Arts.

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 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.

Oct 12, 2015

The “Redskins” Take Two Losses: On The Field In Atlanta and In Congress In California

The "Redskins" took two losses this weekend, one on the field in Atlanta, the other in Congress in California.

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.

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 30, 2015

What Do Bill Cosby and Oscar Wilde Have in Common?

This is a tale of two legal cases both involving terrible injustice in two separate directions. What the two entertainment giants also have in common is grossly ill-advised legal maneuvering, born of calamitous outsized arrogance and ego, causing catastrophic results.

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 27, 2015

Drake’s Interesting Week With Professional and College Basketball

While Drake was dealing with issues surrounding Meek Mill, the rapper was also being targeted by the University of Kentucky and a leak of his NBA jerseys!

Jul 24, 2015

Hulk Hogan Fired Over The N-Word, But Racism Is Nothing New In The WWE

Everyone is disappointed in Hulk Hogan, who was fired from The WWE. The wrestler has pretty much ended his own...

Jul 24, 2015

50 Cent’s Bankruptcy Filing Can Help You Understand Finances Better

There has been a lot of talk in the urban business community about 50 Cent’s recent financial situation and him filing for chapter 11 bankruptcy. 50 Cent has been seen as one of the more intelligent artists who transitioned into business and became a role model but his recent filing for chapter 11 bankruptcy also poses some questions.

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?