Monday, March 10, 2014

New Music: Migos - Antidope 

The Atlanta trio Migos continue on their mixtape grind, with a second mixtape in their No Label series.The crew first started buzzing with their Young Rich Niggas mixtape, and they then introduced us to the rest of their Quality Control Music label with Solid Foundation at the beginning of February. There's even more buzz this time around with No Label II, which features 25 tracks.
RondoNumbaNine Charged With Murder 

A Chicago Tribune article reports that 17-year old Chicago, Illinois rapper RondoNumbaNine has been arrested and charged with murder. The Tribune reports that Rondo, whose given name is Clint Massey, is currently being held on a $2 million bail as of today (March 9) at Cook County Bond Court. The murder charge stems from an incident on February 22 in which Massey, along with another unnamed gunmen, fired into the passenger side of a vehicle that held 28-year old Javan Boyd. Boyd, who was a driver for a local dispatch service according to the Tribune’s article, was waiting for a customer before he was shot seven times early in the morning.  Assistant State Attorney Robert Mack reports that some of the incident was captured on video and that the rapper’s fingerprints were found on the victim’s vehicle.

Rapper Speaker Knockerz Found Dead at 19

Young rapper Speaker Knockerz was found dead Thursday at a South Carolina home, the Richland County.  Born Derek McAllister, the 19-year-old emcee was discovered in his garage on Two Notch Road in Columbia. Coroner Gary Watts said foul play is not suspected and an autopsy found no sign of trauma.  McAllister may have been missing for at least two days before being found. A Facebook user who identified herself as the rapper's mom said he was last seen Tuesday night while in a black Camaro. "It's not like him not to communicate or come home for this long period of time," Mesha Wilson reportedly wrote. "I pray that my son is ok." Although unsigned, the rapper's videos on YouTube average somewhere between 200,000 to 3 million-plus views. Soon after his death was made public, #RIPSpeakerKnockerz became a Twitter trend in the United States.