By Rob Markman
Beverly Hills, CA– It was a family affair when the Cash Money squad overtook Phillippe Chow in Beverly Hills to celebrate Birdman and Slim’s Billboard Magazine cover.YMCMB artists Tyga, Busta Rhymes, Jay Sean, Christina Milian, Shanel, Jae Millz and Mack Maine all toasted to their label CEOs. Many of the artists noted that the #1 Stunna and his brother Slim make them feel like more than talent on a label, commending them for creating a family atmosphere.
In the past 12 months Cash Money dropped chart-topping albums from all of their marquee artists. Lil Wayne’s Tha Carter IV sold just under a million copies in its first week of release and both Nicki Minaj and Drake scored #1 albums. In the coming months they are scheduled to drop LPs from DJ Khaled (Kiss the Ring), Mystikal (Original) and Weezy (I Am Not a Human Being II).
Though hot at the moment, Cash Money is no flash in the pan. The multi-million dollar label got its start as an independent in the streets of New Orleans in the early 1990s. In 1998 Birdman and company inked a deal with Universal Records for $30 million and haven’t looked back since. In addition to all of the label’s rap releases Birdman has diversified his musical portfolio through the years. In 2004 CMR released an album with deceased RB legend Teena Marie and more recently has signed UK pop star Jay Sean and rock veterans Limp Bizkit.
Your Husband Got Me Pregnant: Woman Let’s Friend Know She’s Preggo By Her Husband On The D Train! (video)
Now this right here could get you did in for sure. What was this lady THINKING? The situation itself is bad enough, but on the TRAIN? Maybe she thought that if she did it in a public setting then she’ll be safe from a butt whipping, knowing her friend knows how to carry herself like a woman in public. Yet I’m sure she got her weave pulled out of her head once they were away from the crowd.
Ladies, would you have handled this situation with such ‘dignity’ if the lady was you? Or would you have set it off on her right then and there?
Check out the video below.
By Sowmya Krishnamurthy
Rodney King was laid to rest today in his Los Angeles hometown in an emotional going home ceremony. The Los Angeles Times reports that the civil rights figure was commemorated in a memorial open to the public with limited seating for invited guests that included family, friends and dozens of well wishers. A slide showing photos of King throughout his life were displayed on a screen above his casket that was embroidered with the infamous words “Can We All Get Along.” According to NBC LA, the Reverend Al Sharpton delivered the eulogy that also included words from civil rights icon Jesse Jackson.
King was found dead on June 17. According to CNN, his fiancée Cynthia Kelly placed a 911 call to the Rialto, California, police at approximately 5:25 a.m and when officers arrived at the scene, they found King’s body was at the bottom of his swimming pool. He was confirmed dead at a nearby hospital.
The death is being treated as an accidental drowning but authorities are awaiting autopsy results to determine the official cause of death.
King became an accidental hero in U.S. history following a brutal beating he sustained during a 1991 traffic stop in Los Angeles, during which he was struck more than 50 times by four white officers, who were later accused of using racial slurs during the attack. Footage of the incident eventually made its way to TV, sparking massive public outcry. All four officers were acquitted, which incited civil unrest in Los Angeles and a series of deadly riots and looting ensued in the city that claimed 50 lives and cost approximately $1 billion in damages.
The impact of the beating made its way onto several hip-hop albums like Ice Cube’s The Predator and Dr. Dre’s The Chronic, which captured the racial tension in Los Angeles at the time. On the single, “Who Got the Camera?” Cube made direct reference to the beating, by telling a realistic story of being assaulted by the police after being pulled over.