Charges Dropped Against Suge Knight In Vegas
A judge on Friday dismissed drug and battery charges filed against Marion “Suge” Knight, the hip-hop mogul accused of beating a woman in a parking lot in August.
Clark County Court spokesman Michael Sommermeyer says Justice of the Peace Abbi Silver dismissed the charges without prejudice in a morning hearing. Knight’s attorney, David Chesnoff, said the prosecution had “discovery problems and witness problems.” Prosecutor Susan Benedict did not immediately return a call for comment.
Knight was charged with two counts of felony drug possession and one count of misdemeanor battery. Police say he arrested in August after he was seen beating a woman while holding a knife in a parking lot near the Las Vegas Strip.
This may not be the end of the case. Court records show the district attorney’s office filed a notice indicating it may try to revive the charges by seeking a grand jury indictment, Sommermeyer said.
A complaint filed by the district attorney’s office accuses Knight of striking a woman identified as Melissa Isaac. Authorities said the woman wasn’t stabbed, but was treated at a hospital for injuries. The complaint says Knight was carrying Ecstasy and hydrocodone when they arrested him.
Knight was later released after posting $19,000 bail. He had faced mandatory probation and up to four years in a Nevada state prison on each of the drug charges. He could have been sentenced to up to six months in jail on the battery charge.
Grandmaster Flash With First Album In 20 Years
On February of next year, Hip Hop pioneer Grandmaster Flash will release The Bridge: Concept Of A Culture, his first album in over 20 years.
With a release date of February 23, The Bridge: Concept Of A Culture, will feature a number of guest appearances including appearances by KRS-One, Q-Tip, Big Daddy Kane, Busta Rhymes, Snoop Dogg, and more.
Grandmaster Flash played a very instrumental role in Hip Hop and is credited as being one of the pioneers of deejaying. In the late '70s, he formed Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five and he has also gone on to work with artists such as Kurtis Blow and Lovebug Starski.
In 2007, Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame along with R.E.M. and Van Halen.
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Big Suge Ass Out Broke! Mansion Sold For $4.5 Mil
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Suge Knight has just lost another asset. The former Death Row Records mogul’s Malibu mansion has reportedly been auctioned for $4.56 million through Bankruptcy Court, according to the Los Angeles Times.
Knight estimated the mansion at $6.2 million just last year. The 8, 272 square-feet house was built seven years ago and has 9.5 bathrooms, a pool, a spa and mountain and ocean views.
Knight has been a mainstay in the news as of late. As previously reported, he recently sued Kanye West over a Miami shooting in which he was wounded three years ago. Knight also accused cops of stealing his diamond studded earring in the shooting’s aftermath. - Bruce Moses
Kanye Takes break From Music For “Pastelle” Clothing
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Yeezy is going to relax on the singing and vocoder bit for a while and focus on getting his gear line, Pastelle, off the ground by taking on some internships:
Kanye West is reportedly putting his music career on hold - in a bid to make a move on the fashion industry. The Stronger hitmaker - who last month said he “will go down as the voice of this generation” - is looking to diversify his portfolio by expanding his knowledge of style and clothing design by offering his free services at a fashion house - preferably Louis Vuitton or Raf Simons. “I was blown away from the planet when he told me,” Simons told the New York Times. “I know he’s very serious about this - I don’t take it as a joke - but how can I imagine him being my intern? It’s a very extreme situation.” Although Kanye, 31, is yet to confirm the reports, the star has hinted at his intention of pursuing a more focused path in the fashion world. “I want to and will be the real thing,” he previously wrote in a blog entry. “I will not just be a ‘celebrity designer.’”
Diving into world of fashion via an internship will definitely allow him to learn a lot. But, if he is looking to set any type of a trend with regard to working for free, he shouldn’t hold his breath.
Throwback: "First Of Tha Month" by Bone Thugs
Beautiful to hear of the Bone Thugs-N-Harmony reunited, all five of them.
"Smile everytime my face is up in The Source"
Notorious Film Score
The soundtrack for slain legend, Christopher 'Notorious B.I.G.' Wallace hits stores 1/13. The film set to hit theatres on January 16th, 2009.
Notorious Soundtrack Tracklist -
01. "Notorious Thugs" (featuring Bone Thugs-N-Harmony)
05. "Party & Bullshit"
07. "One More Chance" remix (featuring Faith Evans)
08. "Brooklyn Go Hard" (Jay-Z featuring Santogold)
09. "Letter to B.I.G." (Jadakiss featuring Faith Evans)
10. "Kick in the Door"
11. "What's Beef"
12. "World Is Filled"
13. "One More Chance" (featuring CJ)
14. "The Notorious Theme" (Composed by Danny Elfman)
15. "Microphone Murderer" (Unreleased Demo)
16. "Guaranteed Raw" (Unreleased Demo)
17. "Love No Ho" (Unreleased Demo)
For a film trailer of Notorious [CLICK HERE]
Kanye West Top Billin' on Billboard
Not quite making the mark of the previous Platinum-in-a-week 'Graduation', Kanye's '808's & Heartbreak' reached number one with 450,000 sales upon it's initial week's end. Recession, internet piracy and a creative effort swaying against the grain can be formed into reasons of weaker sales for kanyeezy, but still impressive for today's industry.
But aspiring to be better than Elvis Presley?...
|Rank||Artist||Album||This Week||Est. Total|
|01||Kanye West||808's & Heartbreak||450,145||451,395|
|04||Beyonce||I Am...Sasha Fierce||257,377||740,554|
|05||Ludacris||Theater Of The Mind||213,493||214,126|
Throwback: "Hey Young World" by Slick Rick
Slick Rick - "Hey Young World" -