SO Dope! J. Cole Makes Good On His 2013 Promise & Attends Fan’s Graduation

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Back in 2013, a high school student who goes by the Twitter handle @princess_simba wrote J. Cole a letter, and it touched the North Carolina rapper so much, he reached out to her via DM.

“i read your letter twice now,” Cole wrote to her in July of 2013. “you are so strong, i admire YOU. i will be at your graduation… only IF you get into a 4 year University. go!”

A little under a year later, the fan checked in with Cole and gave him an update on her grades, and they were up to par. She’s clearly kept them up since and made good on her promise to get into a 4-year college, as Cole was front and center during her high school graduation this week!

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Boston Marathon Bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Issues Apology To The Victims & Their Families

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Appearing in a Boston courtroom moments ago, convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev issued an apology to the victims, the survivors and their families of the 2013 attack, as well as took responsibility.

3 people died in the attack, with an additional 264 others wounded, and Tsarnaev was issued the death penalty on May 15. Check out his statement below.

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The Death Of Freddie Gray Has Been Ruled A Homicide

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Freddie Gray, 25, was arrested in Baltimore on April 12, and died after obtaining injuries while in police custody. The Baltimore Sun reports that according to the autopsy, Gray’s death has been ruled a homicide.

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Is Gucci Mane Being Released From Prison Next Month?

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No. The answer is no.

Despite what you may have seen on social media from the likes of producer Mike WiLL Made It, Atlanta DJ DJ Bankhead and more, Gucci Mane will not be released from his longtime prison bid on July 11.

MTV spoke with Gucci‘s lawyer, Drew Findling, and he revealed the following:

“We do not know where that rumor came from, so that’s just Internet and social media fabrication. We have no idea where that release date came from because we’re still in the midst of resolving things with the Bureau of Prisons. There was some confusion on their part, about his release date.”

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Already?! Mariah Carey & Her New Rich Boo Are Talking Marriage!

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After a pretty public and semi-nasty divorce from ex-husband Nick Cannon, R&B legend Mariah Carey seems to have moved on rather fast. In fact, not only is her billionaire boo James Packer completely infatuated with Mariah, but it seems that the two have been talking marriage already! Although they have only been dating for a short period of time, Packer confessed to Carey that he wants to tie the knot with her “sooner than later.”

However, the real issue stopping the two from getting hitched is the fact she is still technically married to Nick Cannon. As soon as the divorce is 100% finalized, I have the feeling we’ll be hearing wedding bills ringing very, very soon.

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You’ll Never Guess Which Popular Music Producer Is Dead Broke!

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The music industry is tough because as fast as you start to pop and begin to bring in some serious income is as fast as it goes and you end up broke. Popular music producer Scott Storch has filed bankruptcy, claiming he only has a shocking $100 in cash, $500 in clothing and a $3,000 watch to his name as his total assets.

The craziest thing is that with all of the hits he’s produced, his music companies have been valued at $0.00. According to the paperwork, Storch only made $10,000 for last year. As for how he blew his fortune, he got bad with drugs and apparently spent $30 million dollars in a six-month time span on coke and other illicit substances, along with fancy cars, luxurious mansions and so on. Such a shame, smh!

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(Photo) Meek Mill Announces ‘Dreams Worth More Than Money’ Release Date #DWMTM

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After much anticipation and a few false rumored dates Meek Mill has finally answered the question we have all been asking…. When’s that album dropping?

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Officers Charged In The Death Of Freddie Gray Pleads Not Guilty + Trial Date Has Been Set

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Judge Barry G. Williams will oversea the trial for six Baltimore officers – Officers Caesar R. Goodson Jr., William G. Porter, Edward M. Nero, Garrett E. Miller, along with Sgt. Alicia D. White, and Lt. Brian W. Rice – charged in the death of 25-year-old Freddie Gray. A trial date has been set, following a plea of not guilty from the six.

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(Video) Cornel West Calls Out Obama For Being “Ni**erized”

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Following President Obama’s use of the the n-word – while discussing the current existence of racism – during his stop by Marc Maron’s WTF podcast, conversation has been sparked about the word, and has added to Cornel West’s use of a ‘this century’ term; a term in which he used, and heavily during his stop by CNN on Monday.
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(Photo) Is There Something BIGGER Than Racism? According To Nas, It’s “America Selling A False Dream”

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In the wake of what is Charleston, and President Obama’s use of the n-word, the New York native speaks his truth on the bigger picture in America. It’s “BIGGER than BLACK and WHITE,” he says on Instagram. It is, however, “about America selling a false dream.” Nas frequently wonders, as a Black man, how can a country like ours, a country responsible for the biggest export – one he calls culture – still make one feel like they do not belong. How do we change this? Look to the “past, present & future,” he says.

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