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Suspect in Rapper Nipsey Hussle Shooting Is Identified

#RIP Nipsey Hussle

Late Monday, the Los Angeles Police Department identified Eric Holder, 29, of Los Angeles, as a suspect in the shooting, which injured two other people. He was last seen in a white 2016 Chevy Cruze.

The Los Angeles police identified Eric Holder, 29, as a suspect in the shooting of Nipsey Hussle.CreditLos Angeles Police Department

Nipsey Hussle’s death was felt deeply in Crenshaw, the neighborhood where he grew up and maintained a regular presence after becoming a Grammy-nominated artist. His fans said he offered hope, advocated self-improvement and financially invested in the community, which has long struggled with violent crime. He opened a co-working space dedicated to increasing diversity in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, and planned to meet Monday with police officials to discuss ways to prevent gang violence.

His debut studio album, “Victory Lap,” was nominated for best rap album at the Grammys last year and debuted at No. 4 on the Billboard chart. He had two children, Kross and Emani.

A-BOOGIE WIT DA HOODIE TEAMED UP WITH FOOTACTION & PUMA TO DONATE $10,000 TO THE GARDEN OF DREAMS

Los Angeles, CA – December 27, 2018 – Multi Platinum Recording artist A-Boogie Wit Da Hoodie teamed up with FootAction and Puma in his hometown of the Bronx, NY to donate $10,000 to The Garden of Dreams foundation. The event took place shortly after the release of his highly anticipated sophomore album “Hoodie SZN.”

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Hundreds of fans came out to support the artist as they too were gifted with Peace on Earth Pumas. He took to Instagram yesterday to post a recap video of the event that can be viewed here:

“Giving back to my community and showing the kids that anything is possible is very important to me,” said the 23 year old.

“Hoodie SZN” project which was released through Highbridge The Label in association with Atlantic Records was Executive Produced by Quincy “QP” Acheampong, Sambou “Bubba” Camara  and Artist Julis Pubose. Earlier this month the 23 year old released his first 2 singles “Look Back At It” and “Startender” feat. Offset & Tyga. He took to Instagram to announce the release as he stated that this project would be dedicated to his day one fans.

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“It took me over a year to complete and I can’t wait for you all to hear it. This is for my Day 1’s. Thank you for riding with me.”

 

 

 

The album includes guest features from Young Dolph, 6ix9ine, Queen Naija & more. It currently has over 37 million streams.

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Full Track List: 

  1. Voices In My Head
  2. Beauty
  3. I Did It
  4. Swervin feat. 6ix9ine
  5. Startender feat. Offset & Tyga
  6. Demons & Angels feat. Juice Wrld
  7. Love, Drugs & Sex
  8. Skeezers
  9. Savage
  10. Come Closer feat. Queen Naija
  11. Look Back At It
  12. Just Like Me feat. Young Thug
  13. Bosses & Workers feat. Don Q & Trap Manny
  14. Need A Best Friend feat. Lil Quee & Quando Rondo
  15. The Reaper
  16. Uptown/Bustdown feat. Lil Durk & PNB Rock
  17. Billie Jean
  18. 4 Min Convo (Favorite Song)

Bonus: Odeee

Bonus: Pull Up feat. Nav

 

Monster Energy Outbreak Tour Presents…

A-Boogie Vs. Artist 

A-Boogie will be headlining the Monster Energy Outbreak Tour alongside Highbridge The Label artists Don Q & Trap Manny. The 27 city tour will kick off in Austin, TX on February 20th.

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#Exclusive: Actor/Comedian Brandon Scanavich Talks New Film Project with LHHH’s Lil Fizz & Actor Marc John Jefferies

There’s a new film in the works that’s about to stir up some emotions next year, and it has an amazing cast, so it’s definitely going to be what I love to call a “must see”!

Actor/Comedian Brandon Scanavich will be starring in and producing a new film along beside Love & Hip Hop Hollywood’s cast ‘Lil Fizz’ and Actor Marc John Jefferies who is best known for his roles in movies such as, ‘Losing Isaiah’, ‘Get Rich or Die Tryin’ and recently, ‘Nerve’. The film titled, ‘OUT OF BOUNDS’, is about a high school senior basketball player by the name of Travis Elliot (Lil Fizz) who has hopes of one day playing college basketball and making it to the pro’s. However, circumstances reroute his plans, and he is no longer chasing a dream but running from a harsh reality!

The film’s cast includes, Brandon Scanavich, Lil Fizz, Shalonda “SJ” Johnson and Bobby Humphrey Jr

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Tanisha D. Davis of Starrdom100 had the pleasure of speaking with Brandon Scanavich about the production of the film. When asked what led to the idea for the film, Scanavich stated,

“The idea came to me during a pickup game while I was at my church gymnasium. We actually turned the ball over and lost the game because a teammate ended up stepping out of bounds. It was just so amazing to me at that moment how you could be so close to victory, and how it could all change by crossing a small line. Same thing with life, you can be so close to the place you desire and one small step in the wrong direction could change your entire life!”

Of course a great movie needs an amazing cast and some amazing producers to capture viewers. We were happy to discover that Actor Marc John Jefferies would be directing the film. Scanavich gave us some insight as to how they came into working together for the film.

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Brandon Scanavich & Marc John Jefferies

“Me and Marc John have been friends for some time now, we’ve worked on a few projects from the acting standpoint and he has taught me so much about dealing with this industry. When I started writing ‘OUT OF BOUNDS’, I’d say about ten pages into the script, I knew I wanted him to direct. I called him up one day while he was out in Miami shooting, and I said “Yo MJJ, I got a script”, and he replied “Let’s Do It” and it was on from there.”

Scanavich added that movie lovers will be able to relate to the film because it makes you really think about your life and the choices we make.

“Choices, Why do we make them? The film teaches you why its so important to make the right ones and how making the bad ones can effect you and the people around you!” – Scanavich

I think we all know from experience that one bad choice can lead to a host of problems. 

Scanavich states that this is his first film, and even though he has done several Indie Projects, Short Films and more, none compare to this magnitude of a film!

After teaming up with Starrdom100’s writer and producer Tanisha D. Davis and S.D. Green of TMG Firm in New York, Scanavich landed ‘Lil Fizz’ as the leading star of the film! Many know Fizz from his appearance on multiple seasons of Love & Hip Hop Hollywood and as a member of the R&B group B2K. Fizz has also starred in ‘You Got Served’ (2004) and recently released a new book, ‘No Excuses: Being The Father My Son Deserves’. Scanavich shared with us why he saw Fizz as the perfect match for the role.

 “I saw Something in Fizz from the jump, his image, his character and the fact that he is a natural ball player just put the icing on the cake for me, and I couldn’t have had a better person for the job.”

The film, ‘OUT OF BOUNDS’  is scheduled to release the Summer of 2018 and we are looking forward to seeing what Brandon Scanavich and Marc John Jefferies have cooked up for us!

Be sure to Follow the Page for more updates about the film! #OutOfBoundsMovie

 

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Amina Buddafly is Not Ready to Divorce Peter Gunz!

Amina Buddafly is not ready to divorce Peter Gunz
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Amina Buddafly says she is not ready to divorce Peter Gunz!

Amina Buddafly of Love & Hip Hop New York recently discussed a lot of topics concerning some of the cast and her issues with Peter Gunz during her interview on The Domenick Nati Show.

Amina recently released her book, called, ‘The Other Woman’, which is a tell all book. We can only imagine who the book revolves around. Amina announced back in September that she was ready to tell her side of the story in a book that depicts her real life, from her upbringing to career matters.

During the recent interview on The Domenick Nati Show, she mentioned that she would consider joining the new season of Love & Hip Hop Hollywood. Amina explained that she isn’t on Love and Hip Hop New York this season mainly because she moved to Los Angeles and wasn’t around to film. She also told Domenick that she didn’t really want to be in Season 7 but may possibly make an appearance.

Outside of that, her mind is still stuck on past hurts from Peter Gunz. Amina told Domenick that she felt Peter Gunz should do an apology tour.

We remember not long ago on the season of Love & Hip-Hop: New York, Peter sat down with his wife and the mother of his 10th child, Amina, and brought up the topic of divorce. “What comes after separation?” Peter asked Amina in the clip. “Divorce.”

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Amina Buddafly

This scene happened right after he was fighting for Tara back, so an apology tour may not even be in the making for Amina. Especially since originally Peter Gunz was married to Tara in the first place before Amina surfaced. Let’s add that Peter mentioned he is done apologizing for his cheating.

Amina Buddafly is not ready for a Divorce
Amina Buddafly

Amina went on to say that at the Reunion she plans to mention that she is not ready for a divorce, yet however she is currently feeling the desire to meet somebody new. At this point I believe everyone desires for Amina to simply move on from Peter and allow some true happiness to find her. The love triangle between her, Peter Gunz and Tara needs to just end because we don’t see it helping her. She has a beautiful daughter to focus on, and that should be her focus at this point.

The Reality Star also commented on the other hot storylines that had been featured on Love and Hip Hop Hollywood Season 7. She stated that she felt that Yandy Smith’s involvement on Love & Hip Hop NYC was straight boring!

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Yandy Smith

 Why is she coming for Yandy?

Well, in the past Yandy Smith has always taken Tara’s side in the battle over Peter Gunz situation between the two. So of course it makes sense that she would have ill feelings about Yandy. It appears to still be a sour feeling in the bottom of Amina’s stomach. The Reality Star however is still ready to go after Peter Gunz and his decision to pursue Tara Wallace. This is about to get ugly and sadly despite her thoughts on Yandy’s revolving issues, it seems her issues are starting to get a bit faded as well.

Just give it up already honey and go allow love to find you.

Check out the full interview below & let us know your thoughts!

Should Amina move on or keep fighting for Peter?

Fizz Talks About His New Book ‘No Excuses: Being The Father My Son Deserves’

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Fizz

“I really make my son my priority, so any free time I get aside from whatever he needs is when I put the time into my music” (Fizz)

 The greatest gift a father can give to his son is a book about his love for raising him. Fizz is more than just a music performer and definitely more than just a regular guy on a Reality Show. Fizz is a single father trying to do what’s best for his son while building a solid foundation for him to rise up on. To be able to speak with Fizz as he shared some positive aspects behind writing his book was truly inspiring. Fizz shared information that could help a lot of single fathers out there who are trying to be that role model to their sons. This book is truly going to shine some light on the hidden places that real fathers such as Fizz deal with and how they can grow beyond it all, while maintaining a successful career.

Fizz’s new book is titled ‘No Excuses: Being the Father My Son Deserves’. The book is co-written by Fizz and National Best Selling Author Brittani Williams who also wrote ‘Daddy’s Little Girl’ and the ‘Black Diamond Saga’.

 Fizz took a moment to share some information pertaining to his book with Kontrol. We recently had an interview and was mesmerized by the beautiful display of pride and love he takes in being a father to his son. He is presenting more than just a book, he is also giving life changing information to his fans!

Fizz New Book 'No Excuses: Being The Father My Son Deserves'

Fizz shared with us some very profound information behind his idea for putting out his book and also highlighted some facts about what led to him to feeling the need to help other single fathers out there.

“It all started first with the show Love & Hip Hop Hollywood showing how I am as a father and from there that’s where I went. People were always complimenting me on my fatherhood and how good of a father they thought I was and how I was able to manage or balance my career and fatherhood at the same time. I felt it was a good platform for me to reach out to the younger fathers. There are up and coming fathers that are not in a relationship anymore and are now single parents. I’m also speaking to anybody in my situation as well. I really wanted to give some advice on how they can better themselves while being a father or just give them the outlook on my story, my struggles, and how I was able to get through it all. How I progressed from it and give vital information to help motivate them.”

So what exactly can readers gain from his book? Well Fizz states, “I would say they could gain some knowledge on fatherhood and how to deal with the pros & cons of it. How to deal with the struggles of balancing an entertainment career or any career. How to function between the two. Most importantly, not to put so much stress on yourself when it comes to progressing in your career. The fact that you are a parent is a constant reminder that you have that responsibility no matter what.”

Fizz makes it clear in a heartfelt tone that single fathers simply have to find that balance while continuing to be a responsible parent and maintaining a successful career. He stressed this has to be done for your sons, daughters, and never to let it all stress you out. For those who follow the artists on Love & Hip Hop Hollywood, Fizz definitely displays a calm, but positive level of balance while raising his handsome son, Kamron. His book truly sounds like something a lot of young fathers should have a copy of on their shelves for inspiration when it debuts.

Fizz & his son
Fizz & his son

Since he has taken a conscious direction with his balance between fatherhood and music, we were curious to know if he planned on putting out any more books once this is released. Fizz casually responded, “Well I’m not certain, it depends on how this well this one is received by everyone. If I can be that voice for a certain demographic of people then I’m all for it”.

Fizz has a large fan base and I’m sure that once this book hits the shelves, many will definitely take interest in hearing more from him.

Besides his book we asked if he had any other new projects he was working on for his fans and he responded, “Yes, I’m actually about to release a new music project, a mix tape called ‘Lifestyle’ and you all can expect that really soon. There isn’t a set date, but be on the look out for it.”

 

For all the lovely ladies who have been following the handsome soon to be 31 year old and wondering if he was on the market, well Fizz went on to inform the fans, “Yea, I’m single, and then he added with a laugh, “I’m a single father!”.

So ladies don’t just come for one single dose of him, be prepared to come and accept him as well as his bundle of joy, which is his son.

Fizz & his Son
Fizz & his Son

Do you all feel that Love & Hip Hop Hollywood had a part in the role he displays as a father?

Well Fizz briefly explained that the show only gave a positive aspect to the father he already was prior to the show.

“I think it made me more cautious as a father. I’m very cautious as to what my son is subject to out here and in the public eye overall. I’m also more cautious on how I present myself with what I do, but it didn’t make me change up or make me become a better father…I’ve always been the father I display myself as.”

What makes his book worth reading is the fact that he never changed up on who he was as a father to his son because of a television show. He remained consistent and that is a definite plus for anyone looking to read a book from the voice of a man who is genuine about who he is.

So, how did Fizz team up with best-selling author Brittani Williams for this awesome book idea? He stated, “We teamed up through management…her management team actually reached out to my people about writing a book and if I had any subjects that I would like to touch on. I thought that touching on fatherhood would be the best for me because of my demographic of fans and everyone who knows me or pays attention to me understands that about me. I felt like it was the right subject to touch on.”

Fizz also added that this is not the final step for him in his career achievements, “I will always feel under accomplished. I feel like I want to accomplish everything in the world, so I’m always pushing to strive for more.

With a new view on life and a positive display of growth, he is definitely no longer ‘LiL Fizz’ from B2K.

“It’s some people who will always refer to me as ‘Lil Fizz‘ because that’s what they know me as, but…It’s just Fizz now because I’ll be 31 soon and I’m far from little ( he laughed)…if anything my son is Lil Fizz and I’m Big Fizz.

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Fans are definitely going to be waiting for this book to hit the shelves because we all have had the opportunity to watch him grow through his music as well as take in what he showcased on television. Fizz is the perfect role model to young fathers all over. His love for his son is simply a beautiful display of living art for black fathers alike.

“I really make my son my priority, so any free time I get aside from whatever he needs is when I put the time into my music and it goes as it comes. It’s more of a hobby now for me because my son is my focus, so if I get the time to do the music then great, but my son is my top priority.”

 

His book is set to be released everywhere books are sold in April 2017 and the pre-order link will be in his bio on his Instagram page @airfizzo really soon.

With the ongoing rumors and drama that surrounds Fizz’s relationship with his son’s mother, Moneice Slaughter, it will be exciting to hear a very genuine, in-depth perspective on fatherhood and the relationship with his son in his own words.

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Here Comes Harletson!

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Harletson Band

Get Ready To Fall In Love With Harletson!

A series of encounters through the open-mic night scene in Los Angeles, transpired into the formation of a band with each member sharing a mutual passion for ’60s and ’70s music. The chemistry was inevitable, and their musical styles complimented one another. This lead to a permanent collaboration known to the world as, Harletson! Known for their creative covers of songs in various genres, the band delivers a “sweetly soulful brand of pop. This display has been unheard of since the era of the Eagles & Crosby, and Stills & Nash,” which were popular folk rock bands in the late ’60s.

 Rising to stardom at a very fast pace, the trio’s melodic harmonies have graced even bigger stages across the country, performing their debut single “Say Our Goodbyes on the Hollywood Today Live show in the heart of Hollywood. With a unique passion for storytelling through their music, the group was able to merge their personal stories of the journey to L.A. through the single, while yet managing to send a deeper, inspirational message to their audience. “When you really look at it, the song’s an encouragement to keep fighting for whatever you’re passionate about“, band member Jackson Singleton said.

Harletson Band Members
Harletson Band

  The band’s name, Harletson, derived from each of their last names: Nathan Harrington, Jackson Singleton and Weston Wilson. It won’t be long until the group brings their musical experience to a city near you!

Harletson band, gives major insight to having grasped great inspiration from role models in the likes of, ‘The Beatles’, ‘Eagles’, ‘Crosby Stills Nash’, and ‘Fleetwood Mac’ states band member Weston. “As for current artists we love Ryan Adams, ‘The Lumineers’, & The 1975”, adds band member Nathan Harrington. Despite starting out with solo careers prior to Los Angeles, the band managed to naturally come together with their diverse backgrounds.

 “I think it was a collaborative effort. We all just loved the same music and it happened very naturally!” -Weston

 “We met in LA through a mutual friend who introduced me to Jack & Weston, we started jamming, & got excited about what we were doing together, so we decided to do this thing for real.” We came together & worked as a unit so fast. It felt so natural that we all knew we needed to form this band. “

-Nathan Harrington

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Harletson Band Performing Before Thousands

The coming together of this amazing band was destined for the ability to reach the world through their display of unique instrumental and vocal talents. As with any band, the goal is to inspire people all over the world through music. Harletson compares their inspiration of music to giving off more of an old school vibe instead of the new school. Weston states, “Although we love some new things, old school is the way to go!” Nathan Harrington went on to add, “I would say both. We definitely have old souls, but there does happen to be some great music happening right now.”

 

The band, which is currently on tour, plans to rub off some of that glorious mix of old school for fans abroad. Jackson states, “We want to leave people encouraged, and motivated to create something positive in this world. The kids who come to the shows are just like us in that a lot of them want to see change. We are just three voices in a sea of the coming generation that want to create Art that impacts people.” Upon completion of the tour, Jackson added that the band will definitely be delivering some new music for fans this year! So get ready to fall in love with Harletson!

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Harletson Band

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