The legendary Kool & the Gang are already a part of the New Jersey Hall of Fame (can’t lie – didn’t even know we had one,) so it’s only right that their hometown get a street named after them! Tomorrow, April 29, the portion of Maple from Pacific Avenue (where Ronald “Khalis” Bell and his brother Robert, aka “Kool,” grew up) to Whiton Street in Jersey City will be renamed Kool & the Gang Way. “It’s the equivalent of having a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame,” said Khalis. “I never dreamed of it. I’m humbled and honored. And it’s just amazing that it’s that corner where we grew up.” That’s really dope, and I’m proud to call that city home! Can’t wait to visit the street sign when it’s up!
For the third time since 2009, Petey Pablo has filed for bankruptcy. The North Carolina rapper claims he only has around $50k in assets, with his liabilities in the same range. His creditors include the IRS, Planet Fitness, Enterprise, Ford Motor Credit, law firms and more. Petey’s two previous bankruptcy filings were dismissed after he’d failed to pay on his re-payment plan to creditors, so some of this is likely left over from years back. Having done a four-year bid from 2010 to 2014, it must have been tough to keep everything in order, particularly because he had no real income. Petey recently had a part on Empire, so hopefully he can turn that into something more and start paying these debts off!
If you were planning on getting tickets to Drizzy & Future’s Summer Sixteen tour, you’ll want to check out some of these merch packages. You’ll get to take professional and personal photos with the rappers, be gifted candles, incense holders, and all customized “6 God” memorabilia for a price. Hit the jump for the packages.
After dropping a new single “Shut Down” featuring OHB, Breezy follows up with some more news including a collaborative mixtape OHB (Original Hood Bosses) that he’s about to drop tomorrow. We don’t know much about the group, but we’re about to find out.
Baltimore is sounding off as a 13-year-old boy has been shot after having a fake gun on him. The police thought it was a semi-automatic gun. The gun looked real but it was just a replica. As the cops approached the boy, he ran and did not drop his gun. As he ran, the cop shot him. The boy is expected to live.
I must say, Desiigner has had some of the most interesting stage performances ever. A few weeks ago, he vomited while on stage, and this time in an attempt to go crowd surfing, it looks like he hit the floor.