Hollywood Crime

Memphis Rapper Young Dolph Shot Multiple Times In Cali

Sadly another rapper has been the target of a brazen broad daylight shooting over some rap/street beef shenanigans.

Complex Magazine:

Rapper Young Dolph was shot in Hollywood on Tuesday. At around 1:12 p.m. PT, shots were fired in the valet parking area of a Loews hotel in the city’s Hollywood & Highland shopping district.

Not long afterwards, the LAPD confirmed that Dolph was the target of the shooting, that he had been hit multiple times, and he was taken to a nearby hospital.

TMZ also reported on the shooting, and said that Dolph’s injuries appeared to be “non-life threatening.” Complex has reached out to a rep for Dolph, but they could not provide any information as yet. The shooter drove away in a gold Escalade (found empty not far from the scene) and is still at large. One person, who police have confirmed is not the shooter, has been detained. 

Complex spoke to the LAPD’s Public Information office. They said only that there was “a victim of a shooting” who “ran into a business, suffering from a gunshot wound.” 

Dolph was the target of another shooting back in February, in North Carolina.

TMZ is already fingering Memphis rapper Yo Gotti as the orchestrator of the Hollywood hit. Read that story here.

The two Tennessee MCs have had a long standing beef for some time, trading both verbal shots over wax and literal ‘shots.’

Earlier this year Dolph’s luxury Mercedes Benz tour bus was shot over 100 times during the music CIAA Awards in Charlotte. Catch up on that backstory here.

SMH! I really hope the violence stops before someone gets seriously hurt. 

We’ve seen it happen over and over and over. It seems like Hip Hop is the only music genre where the artists are determined to imitate art and the line between art and real life become obscured. Unfortunately once bullets start flying it never ends well.

Check out Young Dolph’s video “PREACH” which put him on the Hip Hop map. Get well Dolph.

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Rap Star Lil Kim Connects With Biggie Through a Medium

In today’s side eye news –self proclaimed Hollywood medium, Tyler Henry, claims to make contact with rap queen Lil’ Kim’s late ‘soulmate’ –Biggie. 

For those living on Mars, Christopher ‘Notorious Big/Biggie’ Wallace was a Brooklyn born rapper who has consistently been ranked as one of the greatest and most influential rappers of all time. He also founded the group Junior M.A.F.I.A. in which Lil’ Kim became the breakout international rap star. During the time, Biggie and Kim were also carrying on a torrid love affair while Biggie was married to soul singer, Faith Evans. Kim always claimed Biggie as her own man, despite his nuptials to another woman.

Prior to his death, Biggie was heavily involved in the growing East Coast–West Coast hip hop feud with rapper Tupac Shakur and Death Row records. 

On March 9, 1997, Wallace was killed in a drive-by shooting in Los Angeles. His shooter is still unknown.

Personally, I don’t know how to feel about mediums because I’ve never spoken to one, but I do think this guy was privy to the same information that WE ALL were about Kim & Big’s “situationship.” I mean I didn’t feel like he stated any facts that we didn’t already know but whatever. Let the guy work.

Check out these clips, in the second clip Henry claims to have connected with Kim’s grandmother who died of a heart condition. Kim believes him.

What do you think? Are mediums real or real phony?

Wife Of Eazy E Sues Stepson Over Ruthless Records Name

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Compton legend Eric “Eazy E” Wright’s widow is suing his son for the rights over the name of his company, Ruthless Records.

Eric “Lil Eazy” Wright Jr. is the oldest son of the rap pioneer.

Ruthless Records was founded by Eazy-E , Jerry Heller and Dr. Dre. in Compton, California in 1986. The label’s acts over the years have earned RIAA certifications of Platinum or higher on 15 of its released albums, including releases by N.W.A, Eazy-E, MC Ren, The D.O.C., Michel’le, J.J.Fad and Bone-Thugs-n-Harmony.


According to Bossip:

In a lawsuit filed by the widow of Eazy-E, Tomika Wright is looking to stop Eazy’s son, Eric Darnell Wright, from using the name “Ruthless” to sell his record label. According to The Jasmine Brand, she filed a federal trademark infringement suit against him this week. In the suit, she alleges that Eric and his business partner, Arnold White, posted a website called ruthlessrecordsinc.com.

She claims that they are using the site to do business as Ruthless Records. The site is described the company as “a full service marketing and business strategies firm, specializing in the music and entertainment industry. Our goal is to bring new music to life by inspiring a culture of creative artists”.

Tomika is not here for it. Eazy-E founded Ruthless Records in 1986 and she has owned the company since Eazy-E’s death.

Check out the website here.

What do you think about Eazy’s E’s wife suing his son?

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Find A Grave: Geri McGee Rosenthal

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Birth: May 16, 1936
Los Angeles
Los Angeles County
California, USA
Death: Nov. 9, 1982
Los Angeles
Los Angeles County
California, USA

Wife of Las Vegas sports handicapper, Frank Rosenthal, their life story was the focus of a novel, Casino, by author Nicholas Pileggi, and in the subsequent 1995 movie by the same name; her movie role was played by actress Sharon Stone. Born Geraldine “Geri” McGee, she met Anthony Spilotro, the best friend of Frank Rosenthal, at a gambling convention in Atlantic City, New Jersey, where she began an affair with him. She made her living as a “chip girl” (a good looking woman who hustled gamblers for a chip or two in exchange for temporary companionship) and as a part time topless dancer and occasional prostitute, hanging around the high rolling gamblers in the casinos, where she would move from gambler to gambler. Frank Rosenthal was a brilliant Chicago bookie and odds maker who made millions for the mafia, and was then sent to Las Vegas to recruit the casinos there for organized crime. Rosenthal brought with him his childhood friend and mafia muscleman, Anthony Spilotro, who introduced him to Geri, and soon Frank and Geri were a couple. Frank Rosenthal would soon make the Stardust into one of the leading sports gambling centers in Las Vegas , but on October 4, 1982, an attempt was made on his life by placing a bomb underneath his car. While the bombing attempt failed to kill him, it did bring government and media attention to Frank’s activities. The government quickly gathered sufficient evidence on him to tie him to organized crime, and with that information, the Nevada Gaming Commission ordered Rosenthal to remain out of casinos for the rest of his life. In the meantime, Frank had married Geri and they had two children. To compound Frank’s problems, Geri had become an alcoholic and drug abuser, and was engaging in numerous affairs, including resuming the one with Frank’s best friend Tony Spilotro. Their activities read like a Hollywood movie script, which it ironically became after their deaths. Shortly after Geri’s death, rumors spoke of Frank having her murdered, and he spent up to $50,000 to have an autopsy performed, in which the coroner ruled that she died from an accidental drug overdose of cocaine, valium and whiskey. In spite of her numerous affairs and other problems, she was considered a loving mother to her children. (bio by: Kit and Morgan Benson)
Burial:
Mount Sinai Memorial Park
Los Angeles
Los Angeles County
California, USA
Plot: Ramah I, Plot 1569
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Nov 11, 2000
Find A Grave Memorial# 18376

Atlanta Rapper Yung Mazi Shot & Killed In Atlanta

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Yung Mazi – Photo Credit: Billboard Magazine

Aspiring rapper Jabril Abdur-Rahman, aka “Yung Mazi” was shot and killed leaving Urban Pie Pizza in the Kirkwood area of Atlanta over the weekend.

“Mazi,” the son of a former Dekalb County school teacher, practiced the Islamic faith, and had survived 2 previous shootings, one of which he was shot over 10 times. Following a previous assassination attempt, one of the bullets struck him in the head, and he had to learn to walk and talk again.

The 31-year old father and associate of New Orleans rapper, Kevin Gates, was known throughout Atlanta for his flashy flamboyant “hot boy” persona.

True to dope boy fashion he made no qualms about his love for his cars, jewelry and money and often flashed his ill gotten  riches on social media while taunting his “haters” and presumed enemies.

On the day of his murder, he posted a live video of him and his young daughter at an Atlanta area mall. This would be the last IG live post he made.

According to people inside the restaurant, Mazi was ambushed and shot in the face and chest at least 9 times while walking to his white Mercedes Benz at roughly 9pm on Sunday night. He was carrying a box of pizza.

As I said when Bankroll Fresh was murdered, the streets know exactly who killed Yung Mazi.

As of now the internet streets have not identified the shooter but I have ran across a few comments sections that finger another Atlanta rapper as putting a “hit” out on Yung Mazi. He had quite the reputation in the streets as a “finesser” and the commentor suggested that his finessing had ran its course. Since there is no solid evidence and we don’t dry snitch, I will keep that information to myself until more facts are confirmed.

Fortunately and unfortuntely, we live in the social media fame seeking world of clout so don’t be surprised if the the shooter eventually came out and admitted to the killing.

Check out the full story on Fox 5 Atlanta.

So sad to see another young brother succumb to black on black street violence. I am sure his family is deeply wounded. It’s always the families that suffer the hardest.

Friends of Mazi’s said that he was a deeply conflicted young man mourning the loss of two of his siblings. He had previously lost his younger brother in a tragic car accident as well as his sister in what appeared to be some sort of hate crime. He regularly expressed his grief ridden pain on social media, even boldly stating at times that his desire was to die so that he could “be with his sister and brother again.”

In one video he begged shooters not to shoot him in the legs and “aim for something else” if they really wanted to do him a favor.

Tell your shooters to start aiming for some sh-t that’s going to kill somebody. My legs are tired of this shit!

Tragic.

His obituary was posted online. Click here and here to view.

There’s an old saying that unfortunately continues to ring painfully true no matter how heavy you are in the streets:

“You live by the gun, You die by the gun”