Ohio Rapper Q Money Turns Himself In to Police After Being Wanted for Murder

Ohio rapper Q Money turned himself in to police Thursday (Apr. 18) after reports surfaced that he was wanted for murder in Georgia in connection with the shooting death of another Cleveland area rapper.According to jail records, 23-year-old Qamar Williams was booked into the Dekalb County Jail around 3:25 p.m. Thursday on a felony murder charge.Williams is accused of shooting 24-year-old Calvin Chappell in the head around 8:30 am. Monday at the home of Chappell’s cousin in Decatur, which is abou...
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Shorties (New Books on Filmmaking, The Best Music Documentaries, and more)

The Film Stage recommended new books on filmmaking. Vulture listed the best music documentaries of all time. April's best eBook deals. Paste listed women influencing the future of jazz. Authors recommended books about mythical fandoms at Bustle. Billboard reconsidered Tom Waits' Mule Variations album on its 20th anniversary. Ian McEwan discussed his new novel, Machines Like Me, with the New Statesman. Stream a new NOTS song. David Nutt discussed his novel The Great Ame...
Tags: Music, Kurt Vile, David, Tom, Sharon Van Etten, Atomic Books Comics Preview, Ian McEwan, Craig Finn, David Nutt, Hannah Lew, Kira Madden, MariNaomi, NOIA Stream

Amazon Launches New Spotify Competitor With Ad-Supported Music Streaming for Echo Devices

Following rumors earlier this week that such a service was forthcoming, Amazon has officially announced its spanking new ad-supported music streaming service—not to be confused with its other two music services—for Alexa-enabled devices.Read more...
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Longtime Friends Find Out They’re Actually Brothers Thanks to a Cancer Diagnosis & 23andMe

Imagine a cancer diagnosis leads you to take a commercialized genetic test only to discover one of your closest friends is your half-sibling.It may sound like the plot of a feel-good Hallmark movie, but it’s the true story of longtime friends, Walter Gordy III and Mark Tolson.The friends/brothers and their mothers appeared on the Today show to share their incredible story.Five years ago, Gordy, was diagnosed with lymphoma after doctors found a lump on his neck. He then used a 23andMe kit to lear...
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WATCH: 76ers Players Lose It After Someone Farts on the Bench

Philadelphia 76ers star Joel Embiid was benched in Game 3 of the NBA Playoffs against the Brooklyn Nets due to a knee injury, and he probably regretted where he chose to sit after someone let out an apparently smelly fart on the bench.During a break, Amir Johnson of the 76ers came over to the bench as cameras panned over to the inactive players, and judging by their reactions, someone let a nasty one rip near them.Embiid could be seen covering his nose as other Sixers players seemed equally disg...
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New Video: Cam’ron “Choppers”

Two years after releasing The Program, Cam’ron is prepping to release its sequel later this year. The Diplomats general gets the new campaign started with a new single and short-film, “Choppers.” The record features Vellz and Disco Black, while the Brendan Cochrane-directed visual co-stars Cam’ron’s popular Couzin Bang. “I wanted to shoot something cinematic that told a story to kick off The Program 2,” Killa Cam tells the FADER, who premiered the 11-min movie. “The mini-movie is just the pre...
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Daycare Teachers Accused of Force-Feeding Children As They Cried, One Allegedly Hit a Child in the Face With a Plate

Three now-former daycare teachers are facing misdemeanor child endangerment charges after police say force-fed solid food to two children, holding the kids’ mouths clothes and tilting their heads back as they cried.24-year-old Stephanie Radke, 28-year-old Maura Healy and 19-year-old Mariah Flemister were each charged with battery and endangering the life of a child while working at Little People Learning Center in Downers Grove, Illinois.Radke is also accused of hitting a child in the face with ...
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Smash Bros. Ultimate Persona DLC Music “Has an Offensive Slur”

A certain despised news source has reported that the Persona 5 DLC recently added to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate contains a music track that has the singer saying the word “retarded”, a sentiment that many people are disagreeing with. The free 3.0 version update for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate added a myriad of content, along […]
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Lil Yachty Wrote Most of “Act Up” By City Girls: “I Wrote the Whole Song Except for J.T.’s Last Verse”

The next time you’re turning up to City Girls’ “Act Up,” make sure you thank Lil Yachty for creating the smash hit.During a recent interview with social media influencer Kerwin Frost, the “Broccoli” rapper revealed that, aside from JT’s closing verse, he “wrote the whole song.”“One day I was in the studio with my best friend Earl and he played the beat and said ‘write something for City Girls’ and I was like ‘okay.’ And I just did it,” he said. Yachty is credited on the track alongside its prod...
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New Music: Tee Grizzley “God’s Warrior”

Earlier this week, an eager Tee Grizzley informed fans a new record would drop this week. Sticking to his word, the Detroit rapper dropped by Beats 1 radio on Thursday (Apr. 18) where he premiered the song “God’s Warrior.” The track is produced by the trio of Timbaland, Angel Lopez Federico Vindver, and Shucati. Along with the song comes a dark and in your face music video from the 300 Entertainment signee. Watch below. Continue after the jump…. Previously: Tee Grizzley – “God First” ...
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What Does “Harm To Ongoing Matter” In The Mueller Report Mean, Exactly?

The Mueller report was finally released to the public today and while it had a number of very interesting revelations, it also contained some heavy redactions, including some pages that were almost completely blacked out. These redactions were justified on the basis that whatever information they were covering up could cause "harm to ongoing matter."The internet was quick to pick up the phrase and run with it, deciding that "harm to ongoing matter" was a really great band name in addition to a ...
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Compliments On Your Amazon Swimsuit Are Almost As Gratifying As How Little You Paid For It

Thanks to a reliable flock of detail-oriented reviewers, Amazon has become the answer for nearly all of our purchasing queries. From the things you’d expect (household appliances, groceries, books) to the thoroughly surprising finds (fresh flowers, wedding rings!?, bridesmaid dresses), there seems to be nothing that can’t be supplied by the behemoth e-tailer. We spend a lot of office hours inspecting this do-everything site and carefully read through the endorsements of its browsing critics to ...
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Get American Flag Gear Ahead of the 4th of July

We all know that it’s only April, but it’s never too late to plan ahead. With 4th of July less than three months away, there’s no better time than now to get ready. My family have always gone out the way during the 4th of July holiday. Of course, we do the fireworks and cooking on the grill, but we’re usually dressed alike. Normally, we only do a t-shirt, but this year will be a little different. Instead of a plain flag shirt, we’re going with more style with Fourth of July Sh...
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Amazon Launches Free Ad Supported Music Service

Amazon Music customers in the U.S. who do not have a Prime membership or subscription to Amazon Music Unlimited can now listen to a free ad-supported selection of top playlists and stations for free with Amazon Music on compatible Alexa-enabled devices. It is expected that Amazon's free music service will launch more broadly in the coming weeks. While the press is calling Amazon's new music service a direct competitor to Spotify, a quick test drive showed a stronger resemblance to Pandor...
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Sunscreen Reviewers Dish On Their Skin-Protection MVPs

Welcome to Hype Machine, our hit-list of the top reviewed products across the web — according to a crowd of die-hard shoppers. Call this your 4-star & up only club, with entry granted by our devoted-to-the-goods shop editors.The sun has certainly set on days of slathering our bods in baby oil to get that, "bronzed-glow," complexion. In 2019 we know damn well that using SPF is an essential practice in healthy-skincare, especially when damaging UV rays are part of the equation — and with the arri...
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G Herbo Arrested For Battery

Chicago rapper G Herbo was arrested for battery in Atlanta yesterday, Pitchfork reports. According to the Atlanta Police Department, officers responded to a call from a woman who said "she was in a verbal altercation with the father of her child when at some point he assaulted her then left the location with … More »
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Christine And The Queens Cancels Coachella Set Due To Mother’s Death

Christine And The Queens will not perform at the second weekend of Coachella. As Pitchfork points out, Héloïse Letissier explained in a tweet this afternoon that she had returned home to France to be with her family following the death of her mother this past Tuesday. More »
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SoundExchange Payments Up 16.2% In Q1 2019

SoundExchange distributed $220.7 million in payments to more than 185,000 payees in the first quarter of 2019. This represents a 16.2% increase in distributions and 17.3% increase in payees over the first quarter of 2018. In 2018, SoundExchange distributed a record $953 million in sound recording performance royalties to artists and copyright owners. [Author: Bruce Houghton]
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6 Temporary Hair Colors That'll Rinse Out After Coachella

We spend time on Instagram every season following the best stylists and saving beautiful dye jobs on our quest for the coolest and most universally-flattering techniques and trends. But festival season is one time of year where anything goes — especially when it comes to beauty.Sure, you might have the perfect outfit picked out, but what's a dope neon biker set without the hair to match? It's like being a leopard without the spots, or channeling Cardi B without a colorful wig. Your hair, howeve...
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London’s Royal Opera Loses Appeal Over Damage To Violist’s Hearing

Christopher Goldscheider sued the London opera house, claiming damages for acoustic shock – a condition with symptoms including tinnitus, hyperacusis and dizziness – after being exposed to noise levels exceeding 130 decibels during a Walkure rehearsal in 2012. – BBC
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Kodak Black Hides Behind a Bunch of $100 Bills As He’s Released From Jail on $20K Cash Bond After Drugs & Weapons Arrest at U.S. Border

In the words of T.I., Kodak Black was released from jail “quickly, expeditiously.”After getting arrested Wednesday (Apr. 17) at the U.S.-Canada Border on drug and weapon possession charges, a judge allowed the rapper to post a $20,000 cash bond Thursday in exchange for his freedom, TMZ reports.WKBW News was at the Niagara County Jail when Kodak was released, and the rapper hid his face from the cameras behind a wad of cash as fans followed him around and took selfies with him.UPDATE: Kodak Black...
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7 Sunglasses Trends To Wear This Summer

Sunglasses: they’re complicated. Finding one that you love and treasure is a process. The good news? The sunglasses market is blossoming with fruity colors and fresh shapes.A trusty pair of sunnies can pull your whole look together. They’re also a great way to experiment with a trend without committing. Throw on a bold pair of colored sunglasses to testing the waters on a color before indulging fully with a clothing item. Although seemingly simple, sunglasses come in all kinds of varieties and ...
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The Tiny Detail You Missed From Elisabeth Moss' Look In Her Smell

Elisabeth Moss may be best known for her chilling role as Offred in the TV adaptation of Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale, but the actress recently ditched her white bonnet and red cape for smudged eyeliner and ironic tattoos in Her Smell.In the film, Moss is Becky Something, a grunge-band frontwoman on the precipice of career downfall. After watching Something unleash a barrage of emotions onscreen, her dramatic collapse takes center stage — so much so that, in the midst of her meltdowns,...
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Puro’s kids headphones don’t just sound great, they help prevent hearing damage

Puro Sound Labs' PuroQuiet headphones are a pair of noise-canceling over-ears that are designed for young listeners, allowing them to jam out to their favorite tunes, but limiting volume to avoid long-term hearing damage. The post Puro’s kids headphones don’t just sound great, they help prevent hearing damage appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Justin Bieber Wants Laura Ingraham Fired For “Disgusting” Nipsey Hussle Comments

Justin Bieber doesn't typically weigh in when it comes to political commentary, but he decided to speak up Thursday (April 18) and add to the growing list of artists who have blasted Fox News host Laura Ingraham for her disgusting comments mocking Nipsey Hussle after his fatal shooting. "Laura Ingraham absolutely disgusting what you did … More »
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Jason Bonham Retracts Howard Stern Anecdote About Jimmy Page Giving Him Cocaine When He Was 16

Earlier this month, Jason Bonham -- the son of Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham -- went on The Howard Stern Show and recounted a story about Jimmy Page giving him cocaine for the first time when he was 16 (allegedly). "We got called to his room and there was a woman on the floor with … More »
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Russian Street Style Star Miraslavo Duma Was Named In The Mueller Report

Miroslava Duma is in hot water again. The disgraced blogger and street style star was implicated in the 448-page Mueller report. On Thursday, news broke that the Russian editor was mentioned as “a contact of Ivanka Trump’s from the fashion industry” who “first passed along invitations for Ivanka Trump and candidate Trump” to the 2016 St. Petersburg International Economic Forum. The mention was spotted by Bloomberg reporter Kim Bhasin and shared on Twitter by The Fashion Law’s Julie Zerbo and R...
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15 Engagement Rings For The Bride Who Likes To Keep Things Classic

No two brides are exactly alike. There are the Carolyn Bessette-Kennedys of the world, donning the most elegant of slip dresses for their walk down the aisle; the Kim Kardashians, whose lavish weddings are designed to break the Internet; or the Beyoncés who don't even leave their home when they get hitched — and the list goes on and on. But no matter what kind of bride you are, if you want the best chance of not regretting your wedding details, we suggest keeping things simple — no matter what ...
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