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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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WATCH: ATL Rap Legend Gipp Goodie Talks Life & The Current State of Hip Hop


Check out this ultra perceptive dialogue with Cameron “Gipp Goodie” Gipp, 1/4 of the legendary ATL rap group, Goodie Mob. 

Goodie Mob’s debut in 1995 was the gold-certified album Soul Food, produced by über production team, Organized Noize. The album aired social and political issues such as racism, discrimination, geo-politics, and gentrification.

True to conscious form, Big Gipp dropped a multitude of mind elevating jewels about the “old” Atlanta, life after the rap lifestyle and being considered a pioneer in the southern music game.

Press play. You’ll be happy you did. Thank me later.

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?

WATCH: Sonya Miller Talks Divorce From Master P


Sonya Miller, the ex wife of southern rap entrepreneur, Percy “Master P” Miller, is spilling the beans on her messy divorce from the No Limit mogul. 

In the interview, the former Mrs. Miller dismissed her ex husband’s accusations of drug abuse and admitted that the breakup has negatively affected her relationship with her children. 

According to TMZ, she filed a lawsuit against her son Romeo for $67 million, in which she denies. [Catch that backstory here] She says she loves her children and is sorry that they got entangled into the nasty divorce from their father.

A former aspiring female rapper, she also reminisced about her days as a hip hop artist named, “Sonya C” and referred to herself as rap mogul who helped create No Limit records. She said she and “P” met and fell in love in high school. They were married 24 years.

She plans to release a book about her life as the “First Lady of No Limit” in the near future.

Check out the interview below and let me know what you think in the comments.

Happy Birthday To LBC Music Legend Nate Dogg

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Today (August 19) is the birthday of the ‘LBC’ OG, Nate Dogg.

Nathaniel “Nate Dogg” Hale was known for laying his velvety melodic hooks down on some of Hip Hop’s classic west coast bangers. His voice was golden.

Before going solo, Nate Dogg was a member of the rap trio 213. During his solo career he collaborated with artists such as Dr. Dre, Eminem, Warren G, Tupac Shakur, Westside Connection, Snoop Dogg, 50 Cent, Ludacris & Xzibit on many hit releases.

He released three solo albums, G-Funk Classics, Vol. 1 & 2 in 1998, Music & Me in 2001, and Nate Dogg  in 2003.

Here’s a few more cool facts about Nate Dogg:

  • He was born in Clarksdale, Mississippi in 1969.
  • He began singing in church as a child where his father was the pastor and his mother — the choir director.
  • He moved to Long Beach, CA at age 14 with his mother after his parents divorced.
  • He is the cousin of LA rappers Butch Cassidy & Snoop Dogg.
  • He dropped out of high school and left his mother’s home at age 17.
  • He served 3 years in US Marine Corps as an ammunition specialist.
  • In the mid 2000’s, Nate formed his own gospel group, Innate Praise.
  • In 2008, Nate Dogg suffered 2 strokes — one leaving the left side of his body paralyzed.
  • In 2011, Nate Dogg died at the age of 41 of complications from the previous strokes.

Rest In Paradise Nate Dogg. Your smooth illustrious voice is truly missed in music. There will never be another you.