Woman With Atlanta Rapper Trouble the Night of His Murder Breaks Her Silence

Mariel Orr, known professionally as Trouble, was a very well loved artist from Atlanta, GA. He was gunned down on June 5, 2022 in cold blood by the ex boyfriend of a female companion he was visiting.

According to the word on the streets, the woman and her ex boyfriend, Jamicheal Jones, shared the residence and had broken up about a week before the tragedy unfolded. Trouble and the woman, who was asleep at the time, were awakened by the woman’s ex boyfriend who physically assaulted them both, ultimately fatally shooting Trouble before fleeing the residence.

With so much speculation & gossip surrounding the story not much is known about the female other than her alleged name, “Rissa Royce”. She has now taken to her social media to break her silence for the first time since the murder.

Trouble was born & raised in Atlanta and well loved within his community. I’m sure she’s receiving hellacious backlash with everyone pretty much blaming her for the whole situation.

The main question is why would you bring a man into the home and bed you shared with another man as recent as 1 week ago? It is not known if Trouble knew the previous situation but it’s doubtful he would willingly sleep in another man’s bed knowing the heat behind it. Trouble was very intelligent and not lacking female companions.

Since his death multiple women have come to light posting their photos, tributes & professing their love for the rapper. It’s hard to fathom that he lost his life as the result of a diabolical love triangle. This is one of my biggest fears with dating, you never know who’s still holding on to a lover.

The whole story is a tragic loss for black men, for the community, for the culture. Maybe one day the female will enlighten us with the full story. According to her post, she doesn’t owe any explanations.

Rest in Paradise Trouble!!

Fulton County DA Says She Had to Beef Up Security Since Indicting YSL Members in RICO Case

The RICO case against YSL members Young Thug & Gunna is front page news here in Atlanta. There are a lot of opposing feelings about the case and whether the DA should be allowed to use their rap lyrics in court to convict them. Young Thug was labeled the gang leader of YSL and hit with 56 charges from everything to murder conspiracy to anything else they could pin on him. Most of us know YSL as a record label with legit music & artists.

Personally I don’t think rap lyrics are an admission of a crime. That being said this will probably be the new wave with federal prosecutors seeking convictions because of the violent lyrics & imagery that are associated with Hip Hop culture.

Record Executive Kevin Liles, co-founder and CEO of 300 Entertainment went to bat for Young Thug by testifying in his bond hearing. At one point, Liles got emotional and reflected on how the Young Stoner Life label, that he partnered with Young Thug to build, has changed the lives of many people, including his. Liles offered to put up his own money to insure Thug’s bond but the judge declined.

Kevin Liles has since launched a petition on Change.org to “Rap Music on Trial: Protect Black Art” opposing the use of rap lyrics to convict artists.

If you agree that rap lyrics should not be admissible in court sign the petition here.

Luxury Watch Brand Jacob&Co Releases Exclusive “Opera Scarface” Edition

Jacob&Co Scarface Watch

This is such a cool collector’s item.. if you happen to have over a quarter mill to blow on a watch.

There are two versions of the 49mm Opera Scarface being made: one in 18-karat rose gold and one in black Diamond Like Carbon (DLC) titanium. Just 88 pieces of each will be made. The black version retails for $330,000, while the rose gold watch retails for $360,000.

Luxury watch Jacob Arabov just doesn’t miss. Back in 2008, Jacob known mostly as “Jacob the Jeweler” was sentenced to 30 months in prison.

Arabov, who was 43 at the time, was arrested in 2006 at his E. 57th St. jewelry store and charged with conspiring to launder about $270 million for the Detroit-based Black Mafia Family.

He was one of dozens arrested in a seven-year federal investigation. The feds also seized 1,100 pounds of cocaine and $19 million in cash.

Basically, Jacob Arabov knows a lot about Tony Montana.

Check out the trailer below. And check out JacobandCo.com to see more of Jacob’s amazing timepieces. I have always been so intrigued by his pieces and designs. It’s wonderful to see this brand back on top.

“Hardcore” Album by Lil Kim Turns 25

LIL KIM: Hardcore (1996)

Lil Kim’s Hardcore album as well as this poster was legendary.

Hard to believe it’s been 25 WHOLE YEARS since this album dropped. It’s showing my age. Lil Kim is iconic. Her style, her swagg, her rhymes & delivery were like no other. Every teen age girl from the hood wanted to be Lil Kim the Queen Bee! She was so dope & I can’t imagine hip hop with out her. We love you Kim!

Criminal Trail of Former “Empire” Actor Jesse Smollet Set to Begin Today

Wow! I didn’t even know he was facing a criminal trial for this. Smh imagine setting yourself up then catching a charge for setting yourself up.


Did anybody ever figure out why he did this? What in the heck was the ultimate purpose of all of this? What was the end game?

Insider — The criminal trial of actor Jussie Smollett, who is accused of staging a hate crime against himself, is set to begin Monday after years of delays.

In January 2019, Smollett reported to Chicago police that he had been attacked by two men wearing ski masks while walking home from a Subway sandwich shop around 2 a.m., claiming they shouted racist and homophobic slurs and referenced former President Donald Trump’s slogan “Make America Great Again.” He also said the men placed a noose around his neck.

At the time of the attack, Smollett, who is Black and openly gay, was starring on the TV show “Empire,” which filmed in Chicago.

Shortly after the attack, which was first investigated as a hate crime, police and prosecutors said they believed Smollett himself had staged it. He was accused of making a false report to police and was charged with felony disorderly conduct.