This video of Charles Manson reminds me of my now deceased (RIP) great grandfather, whom we affectionately called “Daddy Ripp,” who used to (up until about age 89) do karate moves at every family reunion.
‘Freeway Rick’ Ross was not only one the most powerful drug kingpins of all time, especially in the 80’s, but like most drug dealers with tons of money, he also had his hands in other side hustles such as the music business.
Check out this interview with Vlad Tv where “Uncle Ricky” talks about almost owning part of Death Row Records & financing soul singer Anita Baker’s first album.
Who knew Anita Baker had trap king dealings?
According to Freeway, the dope game basically funded the music business, especially back in the 80s and 90s where black artists couldn’t even think about getting loans and advances to produce their music projects. This seems to still ring mostly true today. Aren’t most these rap artists drug dealers nowadays? –or at least they claim to be.
Word to the REAL Rick Ross.
SMH! I am all for people finding love, but the internet is becoming more and more of a breeding ground for perverts, weirdos, and down right rapists to target women and kids. It’s disgusting. I’ll stick to the old fashioned way of dating.. or just not date at all!
According to KTLA:
A Los Alamitos man was charged Friday with several felonies after allegedly posing as an undercover police officer and kidnapping a woman he met online to commit a sexual offense, prosecutors said.
Sean Michael Vasquez, 35, faced four felony counts: kidnapping to commit a sex offense; false imprisonment by violence, fraud or deceit; forcible oral copulation; and assault with intent to commit sexual offense, according to a news release from the Orange County District Attorney’s Office.
He also was charged with impersonating a police officer, a misdemeanor offense, and faced a sentencing allegation that the kidnapping resulted in a substantial increase in harm to the victim, the release stated.
Vasquez, who is being held on $1 million bail, could receive a maximum sentence of 31 years to life in prison if convicted on the charges.
The incident began on May 13, when the defendant — going by the name “Alex” –allegedly posed as a modeling agent online, where he met the 22-year-old victim and communicated with her through a series of text messages over several weeks, according to prosecutors.
He is accused of setting up a “role play” date with the victim where the woman would pretend to be a prostitute and meet him in an Anaheim parking lot, the release stated.
When they met at the location, Vasquez allegedly flashed a badge and told the woman he was an undercover police officer. He is then suspected of driving the victim to the parking lot of a self-storage facility, where he handcuffed her, prosecutors said.
Vasquez then placed the victim in the backseat and got her driver’s license. Meanwhile, he also sent her texts as “Alex” in an effort to continue the “charade,” the release stated.
He got into the back seat, locked the door and allegedly demanded the victim “orally copulate him to ‘fix’ her legal problem,” prosecutors said.
When she refused, Vasquez is accused of kidnapping the victim, driving her to areas in Santa Ana known for prostitution and demanded that she rob potential johns.
When she was unable to do so, he allegedly drove her to a secluded location in a residential neighborhood and forced her to orally copulate him; he then drove the victim back to her vehicle, according to the DA’s office.
She then reported the incident to the Anaheim Police Department, which began an investigation into the case.
Investigators are concerned that Vasquez may have had other additional victims, and they are asking for the public’s help to identify any other possible ones.
The long awaited and highly anticipated biopic film based around one of hip hop’s most prolific artists, Tupac Shakur, is ironically set to debut on his birthday, June 16th. He would have been 46 years old.
The film, which chronicles Pac’s journey from up and coming rapper to international hip hop and media sensation, looks to be another street classic. The look and feel of the movie reminds me of one of my other favorite hood masterpieces, “Straight Outta Compton” which debuted in 2015. I appreciate how this film incorporates his parents, Afeni and Mutulu Shakur, and portrays their lives as Black Panther Party members and how it shaped and created — Tupac.
Check out the official movie trailer:
Tupac’s stepfather, Mutulu Shakur is currently still incarcerated for his alleged role in a 1981 Brinks bank robbery. His mother Afeni, who was also a Black Panther Party member and the central figure of one of Pac’s most revered songs, “Dear Mama,” went on to become one of the world’s most well loved and respected political activists for the black community. She passed away May 2, 2016 of cardiac arrest. Up until her unexpected death, she oversaw her late son’s estate and music dealings. Tupac is still said to have hundreds of unreleased songs and poems in his catalog.
There are multiple petitions in support of Mutulu, the former bank robber turned revolutionary leader and activist who is now referenced as, “Dr.” Hopefully the success of this movie will aid in expediting Dr. Mutulu’s release, who is now in his mid 60’s. According to Biography channel, he was set to be released in 2016.
MutuluIsWelcomeHere.com was launched by supporters of the former Black Liberation Member, who has been in jail for over 30 years.
Check out this post for more information on how to join the #FreeMutuluShakur movement. Will you be watching “All Eyez On Me” on June 16th? I know I will!