[WATCH] Bodycam Footage Shows Utah Police Fatally Shoot Man Hiding In Truck Bed 

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Police bodycam footage that has recently been released shows police from Ogden, Utah shoot and kill a Black man who hid in the bed of a pick up truck after leading the police on a high speed chase.

29-year-old Dino Raul Morales was able to lose the police briefly, but was discovered in the back of a pick up truck. Police allege that Morales was wanted after being accused of sexually assaulting a woman and stealing her vehicle earlier that day.

“Show me your hands. Show me your hands,” the cop says. “Show me your f—g hands mother f—r.”

Morales said, “This is my house. This is my house, dude.” 

Morales was killed after being hit with eight rounds from the officer’s weapon.

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DaBaby Accused Of Punching Rental Home Owner, Knocking Out His Tooth 

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A Variety Magazine report says that NC -based rapper DaBaby is being sued by a rental home owner who says that the “Rockstar” emcee assaulted him at his Runyon Canyon, California home back in December.

Gary Pagar filed the suit against DaBaby on Monday, alleging that he punched him in the mouth for attempting to stop the filming of a music video on his property after the terms of the leasing agreement were violated.

Pagar claims that the DaBaby agreed to only have 12 people in his home in compliance with COVID-19 regulations, but Pagar says that DaBaby, whose real name isJonathan Kirk, had at least 40 people in the residence. Pagar said that when he attempted to shut down the commercial use of his property, he was struck by an unknown person.

Pagar claims that Kirk exited his vehicle after he was knocked down and chased him back into the residence, warning him not to call the authorities. he then claims that DaBaby left the property with his phone after the police were notified.

Pagar also claimed that the rapper didn’t pay the full leasing price, left the house with thousands of dollars in damages, and destroyed a security camera that was installed in the home.

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Today in Hip-Hop History: Boogie Down Productions Dropped Their ‘Sex And Violence’ Album 28 Years Ago 

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On this date in 1993, KRS-One and the rest of the Boogie Down Productions crew dropped the Sex And Violence album, which was the fifth and last album put out by the pioneering Bronx-based Hip Hop collective.

The album produced less than lackluster sales, partially, according to KRS, because of his incident where he threw PM Dawn rapper Prince B off the stage during one of their performances. Kris also used this album to address his beef with X-Clan because of KRS’ proclamation of humanism rather than embracing X-Clan’s aggressive form of Afrocentricity.

This album touched on many of the social issues of the time, including the rape trial of Mike Tyson on “Say Gal,” “Build And Destroy,” where he addressed his humanist views and “13 And Good,” where Kris talks about the commonality of statutory rape.

Salute to “The Teacher” and the rest of BDP including Prince Paul, Heather B and Kenny Parker for making this album an underground classic!

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21 Savage And Metro Boomin Drop Official Video For “Glock In My Lap” 

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SAVAGE MODE II is 21 Savage and Metro Boomin’s reunion as a superduo and the sequel to their July 2016 mixtape, Savage Mode. The record continues their extensive collaborative history, which dates back to 2015. 21 Savage first announced SAVAGE MODE II during a concert in Los Angeles, CA on July 19, 2019.  On September 28, 2020, Savage and Metro posted the trailer for the album. They also revealed that the LP would be released at the end of the week. On the 29th, they unveiled the album’s artwork. The tracklist was revealed on October 1, less than five hours before the album’s release.

Since its release, the album has been RIAA certified Gold.

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FDA Endorses Johnson And Johnson’s Single-Shot Vaccine 

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According to CNBC, the Food and Drug Administration has released a report yesterday that they endorsed Johnson & Johnson’s single-shot COVID vaccine.

FDA’s Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee was briefed on the vaccine’s availability and will vote on the request for emergency use by the end of the week.

Just like the vaccinations from Moderna and Pfizer, the committee is expected to approve the request within a day’s time, noting that the trials and safety data were “consistent with the recommendations set forth in FDA’s guidance Emergency Use Authorization for Vaccines to Prevent COVID-19.”

The side effects are similar to Moderna and Pfizer, which include headache and fatigue, muscle aches, nausea, and fever.

The CDC has reported that 44 million out of 331 million Americans have received their first does of the c=vaccine while up to 19 million have received their second dose.

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The Shade Room Founder Angelica Nwandu Working To Bring Black Female-Centric Stories To Hollywood 

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Words by: Sentwali Holder

Some may know Angelica Nwandu, as the founder and CEO of The Shade Room, one of the largest Black-owned media company’s in the world dishing on anything that’s newsworthy in entertainment. However, her latest project, finds her penning Juju, a horror-comedy feature film from Universal Pictures.

Jumpstarting Nwandu’s dive into Hollywood is a star-studded all-female lead team that includes super producer and creator of Insecure, Issa Rae, actress, and host Lala Anthony, director Thembi Banks, and producer Deniese Davis. As originally reported by Shadow and Act, she delved into her path building up to this career milestone and how she was able to take this leap while still operating The Shade Room. “I thought my whole life I would be working towards writing. I didn’t know I would take a pivot, go off to do The Shade Room, and come back to [writing],” she shared. “I always said I’m going to write something good and it took me a long time to navigate what I was going to be doing in writing.”

Nwandu’s writing background goes back to when she was a Sundance Fellow, after reading a poem called ‘Behind Bulletproof Glass.’ Sundance’s founding director Michelle Satter then approached her with a $5,000 grant offer that led Nwandu to write award-winning pieces.

Now Nwandu has seized the opportunity to be in development with major Hollywood production companies and premium cable networks to create and write original, linear content based on her and others’ experiences. As for the film Juju, Nwandu is happy to open up a new lane for her Hollywood journey alongside several Black women industry veterans who can relate to her message.

“I’m happy for the U-turn that got me in me in the door and I’m excited to work with Black women because they just get it,” she said. Thembi [and I] we were talking about the creative of [the film], what we want to do and how we want to get it on the mark to make it as authentic as possible. When we discussed ideas, they just flowed as if you were talking to your homegirl,” she says about their earlier conversations.

After initially pitching the idea for Juju by Anthony, Nwandu and her then got Issa Rae on board to help produce and the rest was history. Working with these influential women was important for Nwandu to put on display the talent across Hollywood and continue to uplift voices from the culture in a way that creates more opportunities for others. Her overarching goal for Juju is to keep it relatable to the culture. “I’m excited to have [Juju] be in our voice and taste,” she said. “I know that because we have so many Black women, who are in the culture and know it, coming together we’re going to make sure it reflects us.”

With such a heavy focus on the impact of Black voices and stories in Hollywood, Nwandu realizes how important it is for authentic language to be at the forefront of all Black-centric narratives. “I have learned how important it is to speak the same language because if you don’t everything can just miss the mark,” she shared. “The only way for me to have a project like this feel as authentic as possible is to have real people who are experiencing those things and who know the culture be a part of it.”

As Nwandu continues to find her own lane in tinsel town, she hopes this new opportunity with Juju, will kick indoors for other Black creatives and people of color to ignite their own careers within the industry. “My goal is to partner with other Black creators because I feel like running TSR and writing is great, but there’s so much more that can be done,” she said. “Once I can open the door for others I want to work with other Black writers and producers, and be able to team up with people so we can have those stories that we really want and have a diverse range. I feel like there’s so many stories that don’t see the light of day because of a lack of resources so my dream is to use TSR to give that platform to other content creators.”

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Coach Debuts Their Fall 2021 Collection featuring “Thee Black Regina George” Megan Thee Stallion 

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Coach Forever Season 2 presentation is here! As a part of the CFDA’s first-ever American Collection Calendar, Stuart Vevers tapped in with a few of his personal celebrity friends including the Houston hottie, Megan Thee Stallion to model the new collection.

On Tuesday (Feb 23), the brand showcased the collection on “Coach Tv,” a mixture of referencing pop culture and skits starring Megan Thee Stallion playing Regina George from the film, Mean Girls. “Each of her dogs has its own bedroom,” one describes, while another shared, “Her nails are so long, she accidentally gouged my eye out. And it was awesome!”

The Grammy-nominated rapper twerking on a football field wearing a matching signature monogram jacket and skirt set with socks and shoes to complete her look.

“I have always loved exploring the intersection of fashion and pop culture at Coach,” said Vevers in an official statement. “I am excited to bring my latest vision for the house to life via ‘Coach TV.’ I wanted both the collection and the presentation to make sense and resonate in these unique times and I am excited to share both in a way that I hope will entertain and inspire.”

In 2019, Megan made her first fashion campaign deal in Coach’s Winter Collection and returned in 2020 to be a part of their “Holiday Is Where You Find It” campaign which champions optimism in today’s world. The “Good News” rapper shared her experience working the fashion brand in an interview with VMagazine, “I’ve always loved and respected Coach as a brand with such heritage in Hip-Hop. So, when the opportunity came up, I was really happy and the partnership happened very organically for everyone.”

Watch the 11-minute Coach Forever Season Two film below.

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Drakeo The Ruler Becomes First Independent Artist To Secure Drake Co-Sign 

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Drakeo The Ruler finally released the Drake feature he’s been teasing since his prison release in November 2020.

Drakeo released the record on Tuesday afternoon because when you’re independent you can do what you want.

Drake kicked off the street ballad with his infectious R&B hook, “I don’t know if what we have is love, but it’s on my mind/We might slide on a nigga inside this club, girl close your eyes,” he croons. “Lights come on, I’mma need you to come find me/Don’t be so shy/’Cause I know you want me, girl.”

“Stop complaining to me, I am not the one you love/Coming over late night, don’t want no shoulder rubs/In the trenches every night, bitch I’m holding guns/Hold me down, or you gon’ slow me down,” Drakeo rapped with his raspy, signature Los Angeles voice.

Zane Lowe premiered the record and it’s featured on Drakeo The Ruler’s 17-track EP, The Truth Hurts.

Drake has sustained his legacy by doing features with rising artists, who have eventually went on to do good things for themselves. For example, the Migos propelled to superstardom after Drake hopped on their Versace (Remix), which went on to change the course of Hip Hop forever.

How are you feeling Drakeo The Ruler’s collaboration below? Listen below and let us know what you think.

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‘Wu-Tang: An American Saga’: Rza Gives Season 2 Update 

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When the first season of Wu-Tang: An American Saga wrapped and aired, the serial music drama received critical acclaim and commercial fanfare.

Now that season 2 is on the horizon, Executive Producer and series creator RZA spoke with Rolling Stone and gave a sneak peek into what audiences can expect in the saga of arguably one of music’s most influential groups. Too much excitement RZA revealed the second season will zero in on the group coming together to record Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers), the group’s iconic and groundbreaking debut album.

“I think one big thing is that in season we rarely touched into the recording of 36 Chambers…there are certain things that happened in that studio that are hilarious, that’s the caption of our youth, and also that’s iconic,” RZA said. “This season is gonna be even more unpredictable but layered into the fun of what 36 Chambers mean to so many people around the world.”

Hulu has not confirmed airdate as of yet for season 2 of Wu-Tang: An American Saga but fans are certainly going to anticipate the series pulling back the curtain on one of the stories behind the creation of one of the greatest Hip-Hop albums of all time. The series stars Ashton Sanders as The RZA and Shameik Moore as Raekwon. Erika Alexander, Dave East, Siddiq Saunderson, Marcus Callender, Zolee Griggs, Johnell Young, Julian Elijah Martinez, and more also appear.

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Daniel Kaluuya Reveals He Wasn’t Invited To ‘Get Out’ Premiere 

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Daniel Kaluuya’s breakout role in Get Out immediately became a pop-cultural phenomenon.

Although he was busy filming Black Panther, the actor cleared his schedule to attend the Sundance Film Festival world premiere. But he said he wasn’t invited.

“On the Sundance world premiere, I was in Atlanta because I was shooting ‘[Black] Panther.’ I was chilling, I cleared my schedule. I was like, ‘I really wanna do it.’ And then just didn’t get the invite. I wasn’t invited.”

Kaluuya said he received a text about the film’s review. “So I was just in my bed — someone texted me, ‘It’s done really well.’”

He added, “That’s the industry. This is the game…You don’t wanna be in a place that you don’t feel wanted.”

There’s clearly no bad blood between Jordan Peele and Daniel Kaluuya because Kaluuya is set to star alongside Keke Palmer in Peele’s secret project.

Do you think Daniel Kaluuya should’ve been invited to the Get Out premiere?

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