Lil Wayne – “Family Feud” (Feat. Drake)

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Jay-Z’s “Family Feud” is uniting all sorts of stars on this final Friday before the ball drops. The song’s newly released music video, directed by Ava DuVernay, brought together Rosario Dawson, Mindy Kaling, Constance Wu, Rashida Jones, Brie Larson, Susan Kelechi Watson, Janet Mock, and Niecy Nash to form a new world order — … More »

James Harden Visits Meek Mill In Prison, Will Wear Custom “Free Meek” Sneakers In Tomorrow’s Game

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The support for Philly MC Meek Mill since he began his prison sentence in November hasn’t wavered, and his peers are making sure he’s feeling the love, especially during this holiday season. On Tuesday (12/26), Meek’s longtime friend, Houston Rockets point guard James Harden, paid the embattled rapper a visit. The NBA star his since … More »

The 50 Best Music Videos Of 2017

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In this space in past years, I’ve usually written about which music-video directors had the best years. It’s a variation of the auteur theory, as visionaries like Nabil and Hiro Murai have used artists as vehicles for their ideas and approaches. This year, though, it feels like the artists themselves who are driving things, and … More »

Judge Denies Meek Mill Bail, Calls Him “A Danger To The Community”

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Last month, Philadelphia Common Pleas Judge Genece Brinkley sentenced Meek Mill to 2-4 years in prison, claiming that Meek had violated his parole. The sentence — based on two arrests, with charges being dropped in both cases — seems draconian and pointless, and it’s enraged many people, serving as a stark example of the … More »

Jay-Z Pens New York Times Op-Ed On Meek Mill And “The Absurdity Of The Criminal Justice System”

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It takes a lot to get Jay-Z to write something; the man famously doesn’t even write down his own lyrics before recording them. But Jay has recently been dealing with the imprisonment of his friend and peer Meek Mill. Meek, the Philadelphia rap star, was recently sent to prison for 2-4 years on aMore »

Meek Mill Receives Support From Colin Kaepernick; FBI Reportedly Investigating Case

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Yesterday on Instagram, Colin Kaepernick posted a note of support for Meek Mill, who was recently sentenced to two to four years in jail for violating probation. The blacklisted NFL quarterback posted an photo of Meek with a caption describing America’s incarceration of black men, stating “Meek Mill is a victim of systemic … More »

Watch Jay-Z Give An Impassioned Speech About Meek Mill’s Prison Sentence

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The more you think about Meek Mill’s prison sentence, the more ridiculous it becomes. Earlier this week, a Philadelphia judge sentenced Meek to prison for 2-4 years on a probation violation. She ruled that his two recent arrests were enough to constitute a violation, even though charges were dropped in both cases. One charge … More »

Meek Mill’s Attorney Says Judge Told Rapper To Leave Roc Nation, Sign With Her Friend

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On Monday, Meek Mill was sentenced two to four years in state prison for violating probation stemming from a 2008 gun and drug case. Common Pleas Judge Genece Brinkley, cited a failed drug test and a failure to comply with a court order restricting his travel as her basis for sentencing. The hip-hop community … More »

Meek Mill Sentenced To 2-4 Years In Prison For Probation Violation

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Meek Mill has been sentenced to 2-4 years in prison for violating his probation, TMZ reports. Although both cases ended up being dropped, a Philadelphia judge ruled that the rapper’s recent arrests for reckless endangerment and misdemeanor assault constitute a violation of the probation for his 2009 drug and weapons case. More »

Watch Meek Mill Do A Front Flip Off A Trampoline At A 76ers Game

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At last night’s 76ers-Celtics game in Philadelphia, Meek Mill watched as members of the Sixers Dunk Squad performed a series of acrobatic maneuvers off a trampoline in the tunnels of the Well Fargo Center. Then, for reasons unknown, he followed suit, launching into and successfully landing a front flip. Alas, the rapper’s impressive move wasn’t … More »