Yelawolf Reveals the Name of His Third Studio Album

With two studio albums under his belt (Radioactive and Love Story) and one on the way, country boy Yelawolf shares the name of his third studio album in excitement. Nine hours ago, the Alabama-native rapper took to his Facebook fan page Trial By Fire to spread the news. Have a look at the original text from his post below:

It’s been a crazy week. So much energy around me at all times. I’ve found peace and quite for most of my life at grave yards .. My Maw Maw used to take me .. We would just walk around and read stones … I write a lot of records here .. Today I wrote a record for @leebrice and I here .. Called “Violin” … We’re supposed to be in the studio this evening .. Time to push all aside and get these ideas recorded .. Songs are like a passing speck of dust in the wind … If you don’t grab it and contain it .. It’ll be gone forever. With all my growth .. I can say returning to my roots has been the greatest blessing. Sharing that with what hip hop brought to my life … I’m forever grateful .. ” Trial By Fire ” will be the title for my next album … Sharing this with you all today … Right now …. Cause who knows really … But I’m mentally ready to begin the next album … And the journey starts today. @shadyrecords INTERSCOPE ‪#‎slumerican‬ @fefedobsonofficial @kleversworld @bonesowens @spidysmith @jdotjones @rosenberg

These days, Yelawolf is promoting “Till It’s Gone”, his new record that’s featured in this trailer. The trailer is for a film called “Black Mass”, which stars Johnny Depp as Whitey Bulger. Watch the trailer:

Black Mass is in theaters now.

CreekWater is Yelawolf’s first solo independent album.


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Every ‘WATTBA’ Song Ranked, According to Twitter

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past few days–even so, it might still have reached you–Future and Drake have a new mixtape-album on iTunes. Yes, they’re at it again.

Next week, it will likely debut at #1 on the Billboard 200, and on Twitter, it’s occupied a similar spot, instantly becoming pretty much the ONLY thing anyone who debates Hip-Hop on social media is talking about. So, the good folks over at Rukkus decided to try and quantify the chatter, so they called this What A Time To Be Alive On Twitter.

Below is a comparative chart, broken down by song, showing just how much a particular song is being talked about, and standing that stat next to just how often someone is mentioning that a certain track is the album’s “best song.” There are some surprises, and some very interesting disparities, and you can check out a little more of their analysis here.

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Meek Mill & Nicki Minaj Stunt For GQ in 1st Ever Joint Shoot

Meek Mill and Nicki Minaj have been the underrated narrative throughout this summer, thanks to the overbearing nature of Drake and Meek Mill’s unique riff, but GQ is helping to highlight an intricate Hip-Hop relationship.

“I definitely think we have a normal relationship off-camera. We’re like any other couple in the hood,” started Nicki Minaj, in her interview with Mark Anthony Green, GQ‘s new Style Guy, “We’re growing as a couple and as people and as human beings, but we still have our careers. And I think probably the only thing that makes it un-normal is that we’re both successful artists, and that’s probably not normal. But other than that, our feelings are very normal. Like, if I were to speak to a hundred girls right now about what they go through with their boyfriend, we’d probably have stuff in common.”

The photos, which were shot by Ellen von Unwerth, picture Nicki and Meek rocking a variety of designer threads, going about what one would imagine is their daily business, including hopping out of ridiculous expensive cars, and counting money in the back of them. Check them out below, and read their full, insightful Q&A here.

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Woman Names Rick Ross in Lawsuit Claiming She Was Drugged & Raped During Grammy Weekend

Rick Ross has had his fair share of legal trouble recently, and unfortunately, you can add this recent allegation to the list.

According to a TMZ report, a woman that’s–for now–being referred to as Jane Doe has filed a lawsuit against Thaddeus “Black” James, an associate of Ross’, who she says took advantage of her by offering her a spiked drink, and sexually assaulting her in the back of Ross’ vehicle. It should be noted that the lawsuit does not implicate that Ross physically contributed to the alleged assault in any way, but Ms. Jane Doe feels that the “Sanctified” rapper is responsible because James was working for him at the time, and the vehicle was his.

Ross has since responded to the news of the lawsuit, which broke yesterday, and in a brief statement given to TMZ, Rozay had this to say.

It has been brought to my attention that serious allegations have been made against an independent contractor, who’s services I use often. And while I am not directly involved or implicated, as a man and a father, I take this very seriously. I don’t believe any woman’s safety should be compromised and she should never be forced to do anything outside of her will, regardless of the circumstances. While I personally have no knowledge of the specifics surrounding these allegations, it is my hope that this is rectified quickly and with sensitivity.

We’ll have more details on this developing story once they’re made available. Ross’ lawyers more than likely have their hands full, considering he’s already in the middle of dealing with a previous case, stemming from his arrest in June following an alleged assault on his groundskeeper.

Azealia Banks oes off on Flight, Calls Attendant a F***ing F***ot

Big Brother is everywhere 

Video of Azealia Banks losing her cool on a Delta flight has surfaced. The incident took place Monday night on a flight from New York to Los Angeles, during which Banks reportedly called the flight attendant a “f***ing f***ot” while trying to exit the plane.

According to TMZ, her meltdown was triggered by not being able to quickly disembark the plane, due to blockage from a male flight attendant who she claims got physical after it landed early Tuesday morning. Tuesday morning. Banks, as usual, took to Twitter to try and “explain” the situation.

The eyewitness said that the “Ice Princess” rapper reacted by spitting in the man’s face, punching him in the face and clawing at his shirt.

No word yet if the 24-year-old rapper will face any criminal charges.

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Come Register to Vote At The Source!

Tomorrow (September 22), The Source will be dedicating the front of our office to voter registration between the hours of 12 and 2 p.m. As the 2016 election creeps up upon us, we would like all members of our community, especially our young people who are eligible to vote for the first time, to come out and make sure and take advantage of their right to help decide our nation’s next leader, along with several holders of important elected positions. Below is the official release, courtesy of NYC Votes.

NATIONAL EFFORT TO REGISTER ALL ELIGIBLE VOTERS
NYC Votes Joins with Partners to Help Register New Yorkers on National Voter Registration Day

September 16, 2015 — National Voter Registration Day (NVRD) is next Tuesday, September 22ndNYC Votes announces public performances, panel discussions and voter registration drives throughout New York City for the 2015 celebration of NVRD.

On Monday, September 21st, NYC Votes is kicking off NVRD, a day early, with a conversation on voting rights and the immigrant vote in the 2016 elections at Lincoln Center. The evening will feature two panels moderated by Fox 5 News Reporter and Hot 97 Talk Show Host, Lisa Evers. The panelists are Marc Morial, President and CEO of the National Urban League, L. Joy Williams, President of the NAACP’s Brooklyn Chapter, Steven Choi, Executive Director of the NY Immigrant Coalition, and Jaime Estades, Director of Latino Leadership Institute. Attendees can also look forward to a performance by NYC’s 2015 Youth Poet Laureate, Crystal Valentine. More information about the kick off is available here. RSVP for the event here.

Eligible New Yorkers will have the opportunity to register to vote at dozens of public registration drives across the City on and before September 22nd. Scheduled drives and their locations are listed in our calendar. This year, NYC Votes is working with 30 groups to host more than 100 public registration drives. Partners include: New York Institute of Technology, New York Public Interest Research Group, Care for the Homeless, The Source Magazine, City University of New York, Department of Parks and Recreation, Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Health Plus, and the NAACP. In addition, partner JP Morgan Chase will be holding voter registration drives in private buildings.

New York City’s NVRD celebration will end with a performance of ” When Truth is not Enough,” a play about voter suppression. The play, written by Susan Charlotte and directed byAntony Marsellis, will take place on Tuesday, September 22nd at 6:00 pm at 125 Worth Street, 2nd floor auditorium. Call (646) 366-9340 for more information.

“National Voter Registration Day is an opportunity for New Yorkers to register to vote, and to celebrate that they are voters,” said Onida Coward Mayers, director of the Voter’s Assistance Unit. “Only 81% of NYC’s eligible voting age population is registered to vote, and just 20% of eligible voters actually voted in 2014. NVRD is about increasing those numbers and invigorating the voting population. Our democracy, after all, is only as strong as its participants.”

“The vote is the most precious right we have as Americans,” said Marc H. Morial, President and CEO of the National Urban League. “Our brothers and sisters died to secure and defend that right, and we have a solemn responsibility to honor their legacy by making our voices heard.”

Register to vote at an upcoming registration drive and encourage your family and friends to do the same. Track the NYC coalition NVRD efforts by following NYC Votes on Twitter and Facebook. New Yorkers can add their voices to the national registration movement by using the #CelebrateNVRD  hashtag.

Retired Cop Claims He Was Paid $1.5 Million to Help Tupac Fake His Death

Tupac is alive, according to a cop on his deathbed.

David Myers, a retired police officer currently hospitalized and in critical medical condition, has a lot more on his mind than his less than favorable health. According to The Mirror, Myers says he was paid $1.5 million to help the California rapper fake his own death. It is widely known that Tupac was shot and killed in the fall of 1996, but since then, relentless rumors have circulated, claiming that Pac in fact faked his own death.

However, now that Myers fears that the end of his own life is nearing, he’s confessing. “The world needs to know what I did. I’m ashamed that I let a price be put on my word and I cannot die without letting the world know.” As if the claims of his own “wrongdoing” weren’t enough, Myers claims that he was in cahoots with Suge Knight, who himself has publicly claimed that Pac is still alive.

 

Drake & Future’s ‘What A Time To Be Alive’ Projected to Sell 500,000 Copies in First Week

What a time to be these guys.

Drake and Future have both had ridiculous years, and they joined forces for Sunday’s release, the What A Time To Be Alive mixtape-album, which–understandably–broke the internet. The 11-song set, produced largely by Metro Boomin with help from 808 Mafia and OVO architect 40, debuted on OVO Sound Radio at 6 p.m., and dropped on iTunes less than 2 hours later, making for a Sunday evening full of Hendrix and the 6 God’s excitable sermons.

It appears the excitement will only continue. WATTBA is expected to do huge numbers in its first week, similar to Drake’s January surprise mixtape-album, If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late. According to Hits Daily Double, the set is looking to move 500,000 units, which will surely be enough to top Lana Del Rey‘s new album, Honeymoon, for the #1 spot. If it does just that, both Drake and Future will have garnered two #1 albums each on the Billboard 200 in 2015, an impressive feat to say the least.

AG Schneiderman Weekly Newsletter (Sept. 14-18)

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THIS WEEK IN THE NEWS

September 14 to September 18, 2015

TOP HEADLINES

Laying Out A Vision For The New Tech Economy

This week, the Attorney General spoke at a forum sponsored by NY Tech Meetup on the intersection between tech and government. In his remarks, the Attorney General outlined his vision of “responsible disruption,” a new regulatory framework that will nurture innovation and encourage new business models, while also identifying hidden costs to protect consumers and workers. After the Attorney General made remarks, a panel of experts from his office discussed the current state of technology, internet and anti-trust regulation, and took questions from an audience of more than 100.  The Attorney General’s remarks, as prepared for delivery, can be found here.

Protecting Homeowners From Mortgage Rescue Scams

The Attorney General is returning $400,000 to 14 Long Island homeowners who were victims of a mortgage rescue scam. Empire Property Solutions posted ads in local papers offering services to help families refinance their mortgages by turning over the titles to their homes through a “sale-leaseback” agreement, but failed to make good on their promises to use the payments to pay down their mortgages. In the end, the homeowners faced foreclosure and eviction. In response to an uptick in reported mortgage rescue scams, the Attorney General launched AGScamHelp.com, a web-based app that helps families report scams and connect with qualified housing counseling and legal services across the state. In less than a year, more than 26,000 New Yorkers have visited the website.

Welcoming Aboard Tim Wu

The Attorney General announced the appointment of Columbia Law Professor Tim Wu as Senior Enforcement Counsel and Special Advisor to the Attorney General. Wu, who coined the phrase “network neutrality,” has an unparalleled depth of understanding of the intersection between technology and the law. Wu will advise Attorney General Schneiderman on technology, competition, internet policy and legal issues. Wu also previously worked at the Federal Trade Commission during the first term of the Obama administration.

Working To Stop Public Corruption

Attorney General Schneiderman joined U.S. Northern District Attorney Richard Hartunian and State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli in announcing the conviction of former Assemblyman William Scarborough on fraud and theft convictions. Scarborough was sentenced to 13 months in prison on charges he submitted more than $54,000 in fraudulent travel vouchers during his time as a member of the New York State Assembly. Scarborough falsely claimed he had been at the state capitol for legislative business when, in fact, he was not in Albany, and he inflated the amount of time he reported he spent in Albany in order to receive a larger per diem. Scarborough’s sentence crystallizes the need for comprehensive reform to clean up corruption in our state, an effort that the Attorney General has been leading.

Cracking Down On Tax Fraud

Attorney General Schneiderman joined Commissioner of Taxation and Finance Jerry Boone in announcing the guilty plea of an Ithaca businessman for failing to pay sales and personal income tax to the state. Between 2005 and 2012, Jonathan Pargh underreported the taxable sales for his two companies and his business income by more than $1.6 million, defrauding the state of more than $280,000. This conviction makes it clear that when unscrupulous business owners break the law, they will be held accountable to the fullest extent of the law.

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In Other News…

The Attorney General wished a Happy New Year to all families celebrating Rosh Hashanah.

The Attorney General sued the owners of an Erie County apartment complex for rejecting prospective tenants who would use Section 8 housing vouchers to help pay for rent


Upcoming Events

The Attorney General will host a Community Prescription Drug Take-Back in Suffolk County on Saturday, September 26. Please refer to the flier below for complete details.

Prescription Drug Take Back Event


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AG Schneiderman Weekly Newsletter (Sept. 7-11)

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THIS WEEK IN THE NEWS

September 7 to September 11, 2015

TOP HEADLINES

Stopping Unlicensed Immigration Providers

The Attorney General has shut down Entertainment Visa Consultant Company (EVC), resolving allegations that the company and its owner were providing unauthorized immigration-related services. EVC processed hundreds of temporary work visas for foreign entertainers, submitting these applications to federal immigration authorities. But an investigation revealed that EVC is not an accredited organization, and neither the company’s owner nor staff were licensed to practice law in New York. The Attorney General is committed to stopping the unauthorized practice of law and protecting New Yorkers from fraud by enforcing immigration service provider laws.

Ending On-Call Scheduling At Bath & Body Works

The Attorney General announced an agreement with Bath & Body works to end on-call scheduling in all U.S. stores. On-call scheduling can cause serious disruptions for workers by disrupting their plan for childcare, transportation, and other basic needs. Bath & Body Works joins Abercrombie & Fitch, Gap, and Victoria’s Secret in ending this troubling employment practice in response to the Attorney General’s inquiry, which has yielded more stable, reliable work schedules for tens of thousands of employees.

Fighting Back Against Gender Discrimination

Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman and the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) reached a joint settlement with Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc. (Con Edison) to resolve allegations of ongoing sexual harassment and discrimination against women in field positions. These women, who work alongside men in power stations, manholes, and other physically strenuous field positions, alleged they were given sub-par training, assigned menial tasks and denied adequate restrooms, showers and changing facilities. As part of the agreement, Con Edison will reserve up to $3.8 million to compensate as many as 300 women who worked in the field from 2006 to 2014 and suffered sexual harassment and discrimination. This case should send a clear message to employers across New York: All women, especially those working in male-dominated workplaces, deserve respect and equal treatment.

Continuing The Crackdown On Herbal Supplements

As part of his continued efforts to reform the herbal supplements industry, the Attorney General announced that his office sent 13 cease-and-desist letters to the manufacturers of the herbal supplement devil’s claw, which is marketed as a treatment for arthritis and other forms of joint pain. The letters were sent after the New York Botanical Garden tested more than a dozen devil’s claw supplements labeled for U.S. sale and found that all supplements identified via advanced DNA barcode testing contained a different plant than advertised. The study’s results raise more troubling questions about the manufacturing and marketing of supplements. A 14th manufacturer, Nature’s Way, has agreed to reform the manufacturing and marketing of its supplements, in addition to refunding New York consumers who have purchased its devil’s claw products since January 1, 2012.

Working With Comptroller DiNapoli To Protect State Benefits From Fraud

The Attorney General and Comptroller Tom DiNapoli announced that a Florida resident pleaded guilty to stealing more than $275,000 in New York State pension benefits that were issued to his deceased mother. Marc A. Eletz is expected to be sentenced to one year in jail and will sign a $1240,000 judgment on top of the $150,000 he has already paid in restitution. This case is the latest joint investigation under the Attorney General and Comptroller’s Operation Integrity partnership, which has resulted in dozens of convictions and more than $6 million in restitution.

Stopping Nursing Home Theft

A former Hudson nursing home employee has been arrested on charges she stole more than $6,000 for a resident trust account at a nursing and rehabilitation center in Columbia County. Claire Wieland, who was the responsible for submitting request to have checks drawn for residents who requested funds, allegedly possessed 24 fraudulent checks. Wieland allegedly then cashed the checks and kept the money for herself. The Attorney General will not tolerate those who seek to exploit nursing home residents for personal financial gain.

Returning Stolen Money To Medicaid

A Yonkers man has been sentenced for stealing more than $200,000 dollars from Medicaid. Kurien Palliankal, owner of Carewell Ambullete, billed Medicaid for more expensive transportation than was medically necessary over a period of four years. As a result of his actions, he was sentenced to six months in prison and five years of probation. Carewell Ambulette, formerly based in New Rochelle, was also sentenced to pay a fine of $10,000. The Attorney General will continue to protect New Yorkers’ access to honest and reliable medical services by rooting out Medicaid fraud.

Uncovering Forged Narcotic Prescriptions

A Schenectady-area nurse has pleaded guilty to illegally obtaining more than 2,000 narcotics using forged prescriptions. For approximately one year, Linda Masse used 18 forged prescriptions at Walmart and CVS from her employer’s practice, causing Medicaid to foot the bill. The Attorney General will continue to hold medical professionals accountable for crimes committed by the abuse of their privilege.

In Other News…

With Vice President Biden in town to advocate for a higher minimum wage, the Attorney General expressed his support for a livable wage for all New York workers.

The Attorney General announced an election day hotline for this week’s primary elections, allowing voters to report any barriers to access at polling sites.

The Attorney General issued a statement commemorating the 14th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.


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You could request a presentation from the Attorney General’s Office by submitting an online request? Check out our online Presentation Request Form.

Your family, friends, and colleagues could sign up for this newsletter here?

You could file a complaint using our online forms?

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Price Gouging Complaint
Internet Bureau Complaint
Loan Modification Scam
Medicaid Fraud or Nursing Home Patient Abuse & Neglect


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Have a question, comment, or complaint? Click here. You can also learn more about the various initiatives of the Attorney General’s office by visiting our website at ag.ny.gov.

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