March 9 – RIP NOTORIOUS BIG

The Murder of Christopher Wallace, a.k.a. The Notorious B.I.G. and Biggie Smalls, happened on the night of March 9, 1997, when the rapper was shot multiple times in a drive-by shooting in Los Angeles, California which led to his death an hour later. The murder remains unsolved.

 

A few weeks ago we did a free giveaway for the movie NOTORIOUS which lightly depicts the slain rap star’s rise to fame as an international rap legend.

Rap legend, Lil Kim -Queen Bee, the ex lover of Biggie is honoring his legacy with a BIGGIE tribute concert in NY and posted the following on her Instagram:

REST IN PEACE BIG!

The ‘BIGGIE’ tribute by Junior Mafia will always be an underground classic! Enjoy!

Book Trailer: “Body Box (The Smoke & Fire Series)” By Michele Wesley

BodyBox

Mesmerizing beauty . . . mind kissed by death Agent Kris “Yala” Lawrence finds herself in the middle of a sadistic magic show. Standing in the Medical Examiner’s office, the last thing she expects to see is a human torso in a glass encased box that the Medical Examiner claims is still alive. Come Again?! She learns the box is one of three pieces and agrees to follow instructions left by the mad magician if it means receiving and reconnecting the rest of the victim. Usually a shooter and not an investigator, Yala uses her chameleon-like disguise abilities to track the suspect. Smothering good looks . . . melt your senses deadly Agent Kevin “Kay” Nazari request to be partnered with Yala after a chance meet leaves him yearning to see her again. Trying to keep a human alive when they are arriving in parts is as impossible as it sounds. Kevin learns the true meaning of body box as he help track a killer hell bent on sending them victims in parts.

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Phone Tracking App Eroniously Leading People To Atlanta Couple’s Home

  
For months now, angry strangers have been showing up at Christina Lee and Michael Saba’s front door with a curious demand: “Give me back my stolen phone!”

Sometimes, families will show up; other times, it’s groups of friends or a random person with a police officer in tow, according to Fusion. 

Despite using different service providers, everyone who bangs on their door has been led to the suburban Atlanta home by a phone-tracking app.

The problem — as the couple desperately tries to explain visitors — is that the missing phones aren’t at the house and never have been.

They are not, in fact, thieves. Saba is an engineer; Lee is a journalist.

The pair doesn’t understand why exactly, but both Android and iPhone users on various networks are being directed to their house by phone-tracking apps.

Once the awkward situation is explained, most lost-phone-seekers are understanding. But the couple told Fusion that a smaller number of people who place absolute faith in their tracking technology are convinced that the couple is lying, provoking potentially volatile conflicts.

Saba told Fusion by email:

“My biggest fear is that someone dangerous or violent is going to visit our house because of this. If or when that happens, I doubt our polite explanations are gonna go very far.”

“The majority of incidents happen later at night, after dinner,” Lee told the BBC, noting that neither she nor Saba have an idea why the problem persists.

On several occasions, Fusion reports, the problem has led to serious misunderstandings, such as an incident in which the couple briefly became suspects in a missing persons case:

In June, the police came looking for a teenage girl whose parents reported her missing. The police made Lee and Saba sit outside for more than an hour while the police decided whether they should get a warrant to search the house for the girl’s phone, and presumably, the girl. When Saba asked if he could go back inside to use the bathroom, the police wouldn’t let him.

“Your house is a crime scene and you two are persons of interest,” the officer said, according to Saba.

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Unsolved: NBA Star Lorenzen Wright’s Murder Still A Mystery

  
You can still travel along the narrow back road off of Callis Cutoff between Hacks Cross and Germantown — the same path that Lorenzen Wright took July 18th, 2010. Later that night, he lost his life.

Ten days later, on the afternoon of Wednesday, July 28, 2010, the gunshot-riddled, decomposed remains of the former NBA star were found in a secluded field near the narrow strip of road. Today, barbed wire, an electric fence, and “no trespassing” signs prohibit access to the area.

Wright was last seen alive leaving the house of his ex-wife Sherra Wright and their six children in Collierville around 10:30 p.m. on July 18th. Sherra would later inform Collierville police detectives that he had a box of drugs and an indefinite amount of money in his possession. She also stated she overheard Wright on the telephone saying he was going to “flip something for $110,000.” He left her home in a car with a person she could not identify.

Minutes after midnight, Monday, July 19th, a 911 dispatcher in Germantown received a call from a frantic voice muffling an expletive before more than 10 gunshots were heard. According to Courthouse News Service reports, one of the 911 dispatchers then hung up on the phone call to handle the police radio, while another dispatcher attempted to call the cell phone number back. No one responded.

It wasn’t until Tuesday, July 27th, one day before Wright’s body was located, that the Germantown 911 service notified investigators about the call — five days after Wright’s mother, Deborah Marion, had reported him missing. Many, including Wright’s parents and his ex-wife, questioned why the Germantown 911 service took so long to contact the proper authorities.

When the 34-year-old’s body was located by Shelby County Emergency Services Search and Rescue, it weighed a mere 57 pounds, due to exposure to the summer heat, rain, and animals. At the time of his death, Wright weighed around 225 pounds and stood 6′ 11″.

Although the exact number of times Wright was shot is uncertain, his autopsy report confirmed he suffered two shots to the head, two to the torso, and one to the right forearm.

“They wouldn’t let me go down there and see him,” Marion recalls. “I wanted to see my child for the last time. I wanted to just walk his last walk. That’s all I wanted to do.”

Three years after Wright’s death, no arrests have been made. Numerous rumors have surfaced, including the possibility that Wright was involved in drug trafficking and was killed when a transaction went wrong. Or that he was set up by someone close to him. There are also allegations that Wright had ties to drug kingpin Craig Petties’ organization and was executed. And the list goes on, but they are just rumors.

“There’s no difference from a rumor in high school than one dealing with a homicide,” says Dennis McNeil, 25-year Memphis Police Department veteran and longtime friend of Wright. “Until some facts can be established [and] somebody can positively verify something that happened, it just remains a rumor.”

One thing that isn’t a rumor is the fact that Wright leaves behind a shining basketball legacy that will be fondly remembered by many. Wright was born and raised in Oxford, Mississippi, but moved to Memphis his senior year in high school. He played for Booker T. Washington High School, averaging 19.1 rebounds in the regular season for the school. He was selected to participate in the 1994 McDonald’s All American game in New York.
Read more about Lorenzen Wright’s mysterious murder on Memphis Flyer.