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The Evolution of Canada’s Rap/R&B Music Industry with Duane ‘D.O.’ Gibson

First up on the podcast this week, Mike chats with Adrian Sutherland about his new solo music, taking on a new sound with the single “Respect the Gift,” songwriting, creating his own studio space in Attawapiskat, and more.

Then, Mike catches up with Duane “D.O.” Gibson, the beloved rapper, motivational speaker, and co-founder of the Northern Power Summit. Duane discusses the evolution of Canada’s rap and R&B music scenes, the changing mentality within that music scene, and whether the support systems and industry infrastructure for rap, pop, and R&B artists is improving in Canada. As well, Duane discusses the need to raise more awareness and knowledge of Black Canadian music history, offers a wealth of valuable insights and advice for artists, and more.

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‘L&HH’ Star Mo Fayne Will Be On Tight Leash After Lengthy Prison Sentence

‘Love & Hip Hop’ Star Mo Fayne
He’ll Be On a Super Tight Leash …
After Lengthy Prison Sentence

9/19/2021 12:20 AM PT

Rapper Mo Fayne‘s going to spend a long, long time behind bars, but if he expects a sigh of relief after his release he better think twice … ’cause it won’t be easy sailing once he’s out.

According to legal docs, obtained by TMZ, the “Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta” star will be on a tight leash when he’s done serving his 17.5-year prison sentence for his role in a PPP loan fraud case.

Pretty much everything in Mo’s life will be under scrutiny during his 5 years of supervised release after he gets out of prison. One of the conditions is that Mo will have to participate in a mental health treatment program.

He’ll also have to take part in a substance abuse treatment program and submit to testing to determine if he has used a prohibited substance. But, that’s not all.

The rapper must also make full and complete disclosure of his finances and submit to an audit of his financial docs at the request of his probation officer. And, things will be a little complicated if he wants to get a new credit card because Mo needs the approval of his probation officer to incur new credit charges or open additional lines of credit.

As we first reported … the 38-year-old was sentenced to 210 months in prison after he pled guilty to 6 counts, including bank and wire fraud. He’s also been ordered to pay a huge restitution bill … totaling a cool $4,465,865.55.

Prosecutors, of course, alleged Mo funded a lavish lifestyle during the pandemic with money from the Paycheck Protection Program. The money was intended to help employees and small businesses hit hard by COVID.

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Playboi Carti Sued Over Unpaid Jewelry

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Playboi Carti is being sued over an unpaid jewelry bill.

Celebrity jeweler Eliantte & Co. filed a lawsuit in New York claiming that the Whole Lotta Red rapper owes him $97,063.75. According to TMZ, the outstanding bill is for two custom necklaces that Carti ordered back in September 2020.

Eliantte designed a 14-carat white gold diamond rosary chain and a diamond tennis chain for Carti, which cost $197,063.75. Eliantte claims Carti made a $100,000 payment in January, but has yet to pay off the balance despite repeated demands. He is now suing to get what he’s owed.

Eliantte’s famous clients include Cardi B, The Weeknd, and Lil Wayne. He is also responsible for Lil Uzi Vert’s infamous $24 million pink forehead diamond.

Carti, who has been teasing his new project Narcissist, has not responded to the lawsuit.

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T.I., wife Tiny won’t face sex assault charges in L.A.

LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles officials will not prosecute rapper T.I. or his wife Tiny over 2005 sexual assault allegations because the statute of limitations in the case has expired, documents show.

The statute of limitations in such cases is 10 years, and the decision to decline the case was based on that timeline, according to documents from the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office.

Earlier this year, the woman reported to Los Angeles police that while with friends in 2005, she met the couple and believed they sexually assaulted her, a document from the DA states. Her attorney said she was drugged and raped.

T.I., whose real name is Clifford Harris, and his wife Tiny, Tameka Harris, have denied any allegations of misconduct.

“Mr. and Mrs. Harris are pleased, but not surprised, by the district attorney’s decision to dismiss these meritless allegations,” the couple’s attorney, Shawn Holley, said in a statement Thursday. “We appreciate the DA’s careful review of the case and are grateful to be able to put the matter behind us and move on.”

The woman who made the accusation has not been publicly identified. Her attorney has said that she was given a drink by Tiny, and that later in the couple’s hotel room, she became lightheaded and dizzy and was sexually assaulted.

“The decision by the L.A. prosecutor does not vindicate Clifford Harris or Tiny Harris from the acts of raping and drugging Jane Doe,” the woman’s attorney, Tyrone A. Blackburn, said Thursday.

“It only amplifies the need to do away with the statute of limitations for sex crimes,” he said.

A dozen women have accused T.I. and Tiny of sexual assault or misconduct, and some of the allegations involved suspected drugging, their attorneys, Blackburn and Los Angeles lawyer Lisa Bloom, have said.

T.I. and Tiny have not been charged with any crime. Another attorney for them, Steve Sadow, said in March that the couple “continue to deny in the strongest possible terms these groundless and unjustified allegations.”

A spokesman for the Los Angeles County DA said the office had no further comment.

In February, MTV Entertainment said it was suspending production of the VH1 show “T.I. & Tiny: Friends & Family Hustle” due to the allegations.

Diana Dasrath

Diana Dasrath is entertainment producer and senior reporter for NBC News covering all platforms.

Phil Helsel is a reporter for NBC News.

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Chlöe Bailey Addresses Future Dating Rumor

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Chlöe Bailey is not dating Future.

Hot off her solo debut performance at the MTV Video music Awards, the “Have Mercy” singer is responding to a wild rumor that she is in a relationship with the “Way 2 Sexy” rapper.

While going live on Instagram, Chlöe addressed the speculation and was seemingly puzzled by its origin. “I don’t know where that rumor came from,” she said.

She went on to compliment Future, but denied that they are a couple. In fact, the two have never even met.

“He’s a wonderful fella, love his music, I’ve never spoken to him a day in my life,” added Chlöe.

She also responded to another bizarre rumor claiming that she’s a member of the Illuminati. “One moment you all say that I talk about God too much and the next you say I’m selling my soul. Which is it, my loves?” she asked. “I love God so much and I love music, and I just have a lot of passion. That’s it.”

“I didn’t sell my soul, no,” she said with a laugh.

Following an introduction from her sister Halle, Chlöe delivered a show-stopping performance of her debut single “Have Mercy” at the VMAs on Sunday.

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Rick Ross Finally Gets His Driver’s License

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Rick Ross finally has his driver’s license.

After years of driving without a license, the 45-year-old rapper revealed that he took his driver’s test and received his license two weeks ago.

“My mom and my sister pressured me, finally, so I went, took the test. It took me an hour. I missed a few answers, but I got it,” he said during an interview on “Today.”

He was driving without a license for over a decade, but was able to get out of a ticket by charming the officers. “It’s just something about my smile… Anytime I got pulled over, by the time the officer walked up…” said Rozay, who flashed his smile.

Earlier this year, the Biggest Boss revealed that he owned 100 cars but was driving them illegally because he didn’t have his license.

“You own 100 cars and don’t have a driver’s license,” he said.

Ross just released his new book, The Perfect Day to Boss Up: A Hustler’s Guide to Building Your Empire, and is gearing up for his 11th studio album, Richer Than I’ve Ever Been, which he calls the “best album I’ve ever done.”

He also revived talks of a joint project with Drake. “It’s a good chance that may happen,” he told Hot 97. “Have we had that conversation? Of course, yeah.”

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Nicki Minaj Pulls Out of 2021 VMAs Performance Days Before Show

Nicki Minaj Shares Priceless Reaction to Her Baby Speaking

The Barbz will have wait at least one more year for Nicki Minaj‘s return to the VMAs.

 

Although she was not originally announced as a performer in this year’s lineup, The Pinkprint rapper took fans by surprise on Sept. 9 when she revealed that she was set to grace the stage at this year’s MTV Music Video Awards on Sunday, Sept 12.

 

After a fan on Twitter asked Nicki if she would be performing at the award show, the musician replied, “I just pulled out. I’ll explain why another day.” Nonetheless, she also expressed her gratitude for the show’s network and behind-the-scenes executives, including producer Bruce Gilmer, adding, “But I love those guys at MTV. Thank you Bruce. I love you so much.”

 

However, before you express regret in your tears—the rapper also noted that we should be sure to see her perform next year, also tweeting, “Next year we there baby.”

 

E! News has reached out to her rep and MTV for comment.

This year’s award ceremony will mark three years since fans have seen Nicki grace the VMA stage.

I just pulled out. I’ll explain why another day. But I love those guys at MTV. thank you Bruce. I love you so much. Next year we there baby. https://t.co/QkueA9fcOu

— Nicki Minaj (@NICKIMINAJ) September 9, 2021

In August 2018, the rapper performed a few singles from her Queen album, including “Majesty,” and “Barbie Dreams.” That same night, she took home her fourth VMA Award for Best Hip Hop Video for “Chun Li.”

 

Nicki’s latest news follows reports of singer Lorde also dropping out of her performance on Sept. 3. According to MTV’s official Twitter account, the New Zealand singer-songwriter had to cancel “due to a change in production elements.”

Looking for more info ahead of this year’s VMAs? We have everything you need right here.

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Watch Drake’s Surprise Performance with Future at Wireless Festival

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The Boy is home.

Drake made a surprise appearance at Wireless Festival in London on Friday (Sept. 10). For the first time since the release of Certified Lover Boy, the Toronto rapper returned to the stage during Future’s set at the U.K. festival, where they performed their CLB collaboration “Way 2 Sexy” for the first time, along with their 2020 hit “Life Is Good.”

Drake also treated his British fans to “Laugh Now Cry Later,” while the screen behind him read “Hey Wireless The Boy Is Home,” inspired by the billboards that appeared across the globe in the days leading up to the release of CLB.

This marked Drake’s first live performance since the pandemic began. There was speculation that he would appear at Wireless after he was seen boarding a flight with Future. While in London, the Oxo Tower changed its lights to read “OVO” in honor of the 6 God.

Certified Lover Boy is set to debut at No. 1 on next week’s Billboard 200 with over 600,000 equivalent album units, marking the biggest week of 2021.

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Kofi Jamar – Appetite For Destruction (FULL EP)

Ghanaian rapper and GADone Records signed act, Kofi Jamar has finally released his highly anticipated EP captioned; “Appetite For Destruction”.

The just released body of work comes in a package of six-solid tracks with features from top Ghanaian acts namely; Fameye, Quamina MP and Tulenkey alongside top Nigerian songbird, Teni.

‘Appetite For Destruction’ happens to be his sophomore EP. All songs on the extended play were produced by Trino Tunez, mixed and mastered by C-Tea Beat.

Kofi Jamar’s EP is dominated by two colors, Neon Green and Purple Jam. He explained; “The color purple jam is often associated with royalty, nobility, luxury, power and ambition (representing the hiphop part).

The Neon Green is closely associated with nature, confidence, and high energy and it thought to promote feelings of liveliness, freshness, and creativity (representing the afrobeats parts)”.

Kofi Jamar recently returned from London after performing at the Ghana Party In The Park. He’s well known for his hit song, ‘Ekorso’ with fellow Kumerican rapper’s Yaw Tog and Ypee.

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‘Appetite For Destruction’ is a great piece of music you will want to add to your playlist and play endlessly. Download Full EP below.

1. Kofi Jamar – What I Mean

2. Kofi Jamar ft Fameye X Quamina MP X Tulenkey – Meye Gee

3. Kofi Jamar – Balling

4. Kofi Jamar – Badman

5. Kofi Jamar ft Teni – Surrender

6. Kofi Jamar – Holy Water

Take a listen below and don’t forget to share your thoughts with us !

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