A man fell into a manhole early Monday morning in the 2200 block of Collingwood near Ashland.
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XXL wants to wish Wiz Khalifa a happy birthday, The 2010 XXL Freshman turned 27-years-old today (September 8).
From signing his first major label deal, to scoring his first platinum selling hit with “Black and Yellow” to linking up with Amber Rose, the Pittsburgh, PA MC has had one helluva year with some wild rides in between (no pun intended).
So light one up for the Taylor Gang leader! —XXL Staff
On this day, September 8, in hip-hop history…
2009: The Blueprint 3 was the final installment in Jay Z’s Blueprint trilogy that started with 2001′s instant classic The Blueprint and continued on with The Blueprint 2: The Gift & The Curse in 2002. BP3 was Jay Z’s eleventh studio album and became his eleventh album to debut at number-one in the United States, breaking the record he had previously shared with Elvis Presley. It sold 476,000 copies in it’s first week before topping out at 1.9 million copies sold as of today.
The album is notable for featuring Jay Z’s first single to hit number one on the Billboard 200 charts. “Empire State Of Mind,” an anthemic ode to Jay’s hometown of New York, was the first single to hit that benchmark in a career that dates back to 1989. The song featured singer/songwriter Alicia Keys and name-checks many of the city’s historic landmarks. The album also produced four other singles that produced significant chart success in the months after the album’s release.
Today, The Blueprint 3 is credited as the album that helped transformed Jay Z from mere massive hip-hop star to one of the most recognizable faces on the planet. The success of “Empire State Of Mind” combined with his growing reputation as businessman and mainstream celebrity icon raised his profile significantly (even for him) in the years since the album’s release. The album was his first album to achieve three Billboard Top 10 hits and would receive positive reviews from critics.
After throwing a whole lotta verbal shots at Gillie Da Kid, Soulja Boy has pulled out of the scheduled Vegas boxing match against the Philly MC. According to a press release from Celebrity Boxing, Soulja Boy has been replaced by George “Tailormade” Weisgerber from the VH1 reality TV show, I Love NY.
Weisgerber has said that he will do the match for free and donate any proceeds towards the Hands Up Guns Down Foundation, which was founded by Floyd Mayweather Sr. and Robert Coles. “I want no money for this,” says Weisgerber. “I am a friend and fan of Soulja Boy and I think Gillie Da Kid has taken this too far. I love boxing and I would love to KO. I’m for Soulja Boy. I am bigger than Gilie in the hip-hop community anyway since I won the VH1 show.”
“[I am] very disappointed that Soulja Boy talked a great game but didn’t step up to the plate,” says Celebrity Boxing CEO Damon Feldman.
The fight will now take place Friday, Oct. 17 in a to be determined Philadelphia location.
Seems like Chris Brown may have already moved on from Karruenche Tran. According to the Daily Mail, he’s linked back up with his ex-girlfriend. The “Loyal” singer was recently spotted in Los Angeles over the weekend at Rihanna and Eminem’s joint Monster Tour.
An insider told the Daily Mirror, ”Chris turned up to the second show and watched it from the crowd, but he made his way backstage after the gig was finished to be closer to Rihanna. He was making a huge effort to see her and be seen with her again.”
In addition to seeing her perform, they have also been exchanging texts. “He’s been texting her loads since he got out of prison last month and she is part of the reason he broke up with Karrueche,” said a source to Daily Mirror. ”He’s drawn to her and believes that they’re meant to be together.”
Back in July Tran admitted to Keke Palmer that Chris’ love triangle with Rihanna had caused relationship issues. She recently claimed that she broke up with Breezy because of his immature ways. He later confirmed that it was he who in fact ended things.
Many people were struck with shock and devastation after the untimely passing of actor Robin Williams. Many rappers and entertainers provided their condolences via Twitter and Instagram. Today, Kanye West went on Twitter and paid his respect to the late comedic actor by posting a picture on Twitter.
If you know Kanye, you know that he rarely tweets. This tweet marked his first one in over a month. Currently, Kanye is putting the finishing touches to his next album. Earlier this week, we received the rough version of his first single, “All Day”. Let’s see if Ye can show love and give us the full version asap. ‘Yeezy Season‘ is upon us.
Previously: 21 Hip-Hop Songs That Shout Out Robin Williams And His Movies
Hip-Hop Reacts To The Death Of Robin Williams
A Brief History Of Robin Williams Rapping
Young Chop Is Working On Kanye West’s Next Album
Image via kardashianpedia on Twitter
Well we knew it wouldn’t be long till we saw this adorable face in fashion magazines! North West, daughter of fashion forward rapper Kanye West and always trendy Kim Kardashian has made her modeling debut in the latest issue of Carine Roitfeld’s CR Fashion Book. While Mr. West has made it clear he does not want his daughter anywhere near a reality television show, he has no problems showing off his pride and joy’s beautiful features. Have you seen those cheeks?
Kardashianpedia gave fans a look at North’s fashion spread via Twitter.
On Aug. 4, the first day Toledo’s water was declared safe again, a major act of kindness was seen in a Maumee Kroger store.
Government leaders are teaming up with local farmers to combat the algae bloom problem in Lake Erie.