Jorja Smith Returns with ‘Be Right Back’ Project 

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Jorja Smith has released a new 8-track project titled Be Right Back. The release is the first since her 2019 album Lost & Found and features the lead single “Bussdown.”

The new effort is string heavy in production and brings in imaginative songs for the listener.

“It’s called be right back because it’s just something I want my fans to have right now, this isn’t an album and these songs wouldn’t have made it,” Smith said of the release. “If I needed to make these songs, then someone needed to hear them too.”

Jorja will also be returning to the live circuit later this year and will be performing at Glastonbury’s live-streamed event on Saturday, May 22nd along with headlining London festival, All Points East on Friday, August 27th.

You can hear the new release below.

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Multi-Platinum Songwriter J. Wright Charged With Mother’s Day Murder 

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According to several confirmed reports, songwriter Justin Wright aka J. Wright was arrested on Monday and charged with first-degree murder of his 20-year-old girlfriend Wilanna Bibbs in Iowa.

The 31-year-old multi-platinum songwriter who has written songs for Future, Timbaland, 21 Savage, Rick Ross, DJ Khaled and others remains behind bars on a $500K cash-only bond. Wright also asked for a court appointed attorney and explained to the court he was broke and living in hotels since the pandemic.

The killing took place in Davenport, Iowa on Mother’s Day(May 9). Bibbs, a North Carolina resident, was pronounced dead at the scene.

“They were dating and Justin manipulated and controlled her, she was trying to leave,” a family member of Willanna Bibbs allegedly relayed to The Neighborhood Talk. “His mother bought her a ticket to come back to her son.”

Wright’s Camp Entertainment Worldwide was launched in 2011 and became one of the premier full-service entertainment companies in the industry. It was also reported that Wright was mentored by R. Kelly in the early stages of his career.

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Lil Scrappy Shares Current Thoughts on Rap Career 

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Make many entertainers in the industry, there comes a time where a performer has to make a decision to keep the coins flowing. In a sit-down with Big Facts Podcast, Darryl Raynard Richardson, better known as Lil Scrappy has an open conversation about some of the decisions he had to make in his career, one including becoming a cast member of the popular VH1 reality show, Love and Hip Hop.

Scrappy was asked if joining reality television as a rapper was like “signing a death certificate” for their music career. “Yeah, I’ve seen it happen,” the Atlanta native answered.  “Before I even got into it, I was looking at [it], I was like, ‘Damn.'”

“But I thought about, I was like, ‘Sh*t, I ain’t even got a Rap career right now, so, you know what I’m saying, I don’t even give a f*ck,'” he continued.  “I didn’t even give a f*ck. And then for real, like, when I say I’m connected with the god that created me, like, he put something in me. He was just—like Bank said man—‘Just keep that sh*t gangster, be yourself, my n*gga.’”

Scrappy then shared that in his early stages of becoming a reality tv star, he was told that production would not be following him heavily, just enough to capture his love life. “Even if that, if you not careful, it’ll f*ck your whole love life up. And it done f*cked every last one of mine up. Just destroyed it.”

Scrappy is currently married to Adi “Bambi” Richardson after tying the knot in 2017. The couple shares two beautiful children together, Xylo and Breland Richardson.

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Think Pink And Blonde-Nicki Minaj’s Gorgeous Ombre Hair Color 

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If you stayed up last night to watch Nicki Minaj promoting her new music live on the gram then you must know our jaws dropped because she looked absolutely stunning wearing  wearing the Vertigo jumpsuit by Fendi; her signature door knocker earrings, layers of necklaces including her iced out Barbie name chain and the hombre pink and blonde hair that is now filed under our summer hair color look to get next. 

Her custom wig and install, created by Arrogant_Tae (who has also created looks for Lala and JT of the City Girls to name a few) was a work of art.  The hombre, multi tonal look was simply striking complete with the apple cheeks that split into dimples when she smiled. The orb of peroxide-blonde hair pulled up into a tight top knot seemed to float above her head like a small sun while the roots hinted at a shade of pink that grew out of her scalp, looking absolutely beautiful. And we were here for every bit of the 32 or 40 (you tell us) inches she gave. Although this hair looks simple, creating this color should definitely be left to a professional, so if you’re a DIY girl and inspired to try it, as we are, you’ll want to be sure you’ve chosen a stylist/colorist who has mastered the art of blending two colors.  Thank you Nicki for the hair inspiration.

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Lollapalooza Set to Return to Chicago This Summer at “Near-to or Full Capacity” 

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With the Center for Disease Control essentially removing mask mandates for those vaccinated, many of the summer events we are used to are returning. One of the said events is Lollapalooza, which will make its return to Chicago’s Grant Park at near-to or full capacity, Variety reports.

The festival is set to take on it’s usual four day block of July 29 to August 1.

“We are excited about the progress in Chicago as the city continues to reopen,” representatives for festival organizers C3 Presents said to the Chicago Tribune last month. “We are in close contact with city and public health officials as we continue to plan for the festival and remain optimistic about Lollapalooza 2021 in Grant Park.”

Additional festivals set to go on are Governor’s Ball, Firefly Music Festival and Rolling Loud.

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J. Cole Releases ‘The Off-Season’ Featuring 21 Savage, Lil Baby and More 

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J. Cole has had the ears of Hip-Hop ready since announced The Off-Season for release today. The new album features Cam’ron, Lil Baby, 21 Savage and more across 12 songs.

“Just know this was years in the making,” Cole stated when announcing the release of the effort.

Earlier this week, J. Cole released Applying Pressure: The Off-Season documentary, which highlights the road to this album. He wnill also be headed off to Rwanda to play pro ball in the Basketball Africa League for three to six games starting on Sunday.

You can hear the full album below.

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Black Man Charged With Murder After Shooting White Burglar In Oklahoma 

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A report from the Atlanta Black Star confirms that a veteran and father of five is set for trial for first-degree murder after he fatally shot a burglar trying to break into his marijuana business.

34-year-old LaRue Bratcher fatally shot 42-year-old Daniel Hardwick back in May 2020 after Hardwick attempted to break into Bratcher’s grow operation for the second consecutive night in a row.

“He was trying to break in when the business owner, who was inside the business at the time, apparently opened fire with a handgun, striking and killing the man who was breaking in,” according to Master Sergeant Gary Knight.

Bratcher called 911 after the attempted robbery, but the police checked in with the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority and found out that Bratcher’s license was expired. This not only got Bratcher charged with growing marijuana without a license, but the district attorney came back and decided to charge Bratcher with first-degree murder.

Even though Bratcher acted in self defense, the district attorney argues that Bratcher’s actions were felonious because his marijuana license had expired. The Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority recently changed its policy to allow cardholders to use their expired license while waiting for a new card to arrive.

Bratcher remains in jail until his trial is set to begin later this month.

TheSource.com will update this story as it develops.

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Mal Speaks Out Amid Joe Budden Podcast Controversy 

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At the beginning of the week, fans of The Joe Budden podcast were shocked to find out that Rory Farrell would no longer be a co-host on the popular show. As fans look for more answers, Rory took to his Twitter and stated that he would address the “messy sh*t soon.”

While Rory may be choosing to talk about it at a later date, Mal is choosing to get some things off his chest now in a few tweets on Twitter. “The lies are always loud. The truth is always quiet. I promise you,” he stated.

“Black people love to discredit one another. It’s a disease that kills our community,” he continued.  “I’ve been cool and quiet for too long. I’m allowed to get out of character for at least an hour. Maybe 40 mins. The truth is usually short and simple.”

Mal let it be known that the situation between Budden, Farrell, and himself has already been resolved, however he believes that fans who have supported the show for so long should know the truth regarding the situation. “I’m not with the corny sh*t,” he begin.  “I’m only willing to sit down and address everything because people supported something for years. They deserve that.”

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Love and Hip Hop’s Prince Harty Calls Out Tory Lanez in Boxing Match 

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Love & Hip Hop Miami’s Prince seems to be calling out R&B singer Tory Lanez in a boxing match following reports of Tory allegedly striking Prince in the face at a nightclub. After posting a video to his Instagram account showing minor injuries, the popular promoter then petitioned for a chance to step in the ring with the Canadian singer.

“I feel like y’all genuinely feel like this man can walk up to me, smack me in mouth & just keep going like sh*t cool …. by himself,” Prince penned under the video. “I will BEAT THE SH*T OUT OF SHORTY LANEZ. But unfortunately, he has more money & is just way more lit than I am. So he can afford to keep big security n*ggas around to protect him EVERYWHERE he goes. Or pay for the Zoe’s in Miami to protect him. I’m forever alone, or with women. Only options available to me to retaliate will end up with me in prison, dead or seriously f*cked up .”

“So let’s do this … I’ll drop the lawsuit against you @torylanez if you let @triller & @celebrityboxing1 set up a fight between us,” he added. “So now you don’t have to run me a bag, & we can make a bag together. & really show the people what they want. That you’ll pop me in mouth & beat my ass. Cuz you can right? @johnnydonovan make it happen. Floyd fighting Logan, someone get us on the card.”

Despite Prince’s accusations, a rep for Tory stated that Tory was “nowhere near Prince at the time he alleges.”

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Woman Who Received $50K Scholarship In Drake’s “God’s Plan” Video Will Graduate With Master’s Degree 

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Back in 2018, Destiny James appeared in Drake’s “God’s Plan” video, in which she appears ecstatic when she notices Drake and the two embrace. Soon after, James is shown standing next to the generous Canadian rapper holding a $50,000 check that read “University of Miami Scholarship.”

Now in 2021, it has been confirmed in a report from The Shade Room that James put that money to use and will be graduating from the University of North Carolina’s Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health with her master’s degree in Public Health in Health Behavior.

“Public health has been a passion of mine since 2016 when my dad passed from stage 4 lung cancer,” Destiny said in a The Shade Room interview. “Obtaining this degree is something I will always be proud of! The obstacles I was able to overcome fueled my fire and I am so proud to say I am now a graduate of the #1 ranked public school for public health in the country.”

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