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New Orleans artist Mailman breeds a combination of hot lyrics with a fresh vibe in his newest release, his mixtape entitled "Creative Will". Hosted by one of the South’s premiere DJs, Redd Slick, this is sure to be one of the hottest releases of the summer! Check it out!

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Baton Rouge, LA ~ If you have ever been in traffic near a train track and realized the light is about to turn red leaving you dangerously close to the lowering crossing gate, you will relate to the feeling your first listen to Racked Up Ready's single "It's Real" will leave you with. Ready's gravelly voice and dark delivery over an incongruently bouncy XFlye track will leave you sure you just narrowly escaped with your life somehow."It's Real" is Ready's latest offering off his follow up to 2013's "Street Laws" which has enjoyed almost 200K hits on Livemixtapes since it's August release. "Street Laws Reloaded" drops June 2nd.

A few years ago, Ready was arrested for two counts of murder and facing life in prison but due to the lack of evidence during the trails, the Louisiana prosecutors were forced to drop both the mur- der charges. After those murder chargers were dropped though Racked Up Ready ended up back in jail serving two years for charges unre- lated to the murders.

After his release from jail, Racked Up Ready knew that the streets wanted to hear his story. With a notorious reputation in Baton Rouge and being inspired by Louisiana rappers such as Soulja Slim, C-Murder, Mac and C-Loc, Racked Up Ready started rapping about the reality of the streets and the streets were listening. Ready’s mix tape “Street Laws” was hosted by Trap-A- Holics and Frank White, with features from Kevin Gates, Yo Gotti, Gucci Mane, Doe B, Mouse On Tha Track, Turk, Zed Zilla, C-Murder, Mista Cain, Savage & more. Within its first few weeks , “Street Laws” had more than a 100,000 views on

Racked Up Ready is currently finishing up his “Not Gonna Let You Slide” tour with dates in Louisiana and Mississippi which will be capped off by his Baton Rouge release event.

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Arsenio Hall's return to late night television didn't go as planned. CBS Television Production has pulled the plug after one season because of low ratings.

Hall manged to land quality guests and entertainer's this past year, but with the talk show circuit packed with names like Jimmy Kimmel, Jimmy Fallon, Chelsea Lately, David Letterman and others, Arsenio couldn't establish a foothold.


CBS said in a statement: “Unfortunately, ‘The Arsenio Hall Show’ will not return for a second season; while there are many loyal fans of the show, the series did not grow its audience enough to continue. Arsenio is a tremendous talent and we’d like to thank him for all the hard work and energy he put into the show. We’d also like to thank Tribune and all our station group partners for their support of the show.”

Hall also issued a statement.

"I'm gratified for the year we've had and proud of the show we created," he said.

The last original episode aired May 21.

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Radio legend Troi Torain (STAR) always delivers hard-hitting objective truth. As a culture critic he is vicious, as a businessman he is relentless, as a luminary he is un-matched.

Considered a radio pioneer by many, STAR has set precedents on the urban landscape and was recently inducted into News One's "Top 20 Black Radio Jockeys Of All Time."


STAR & BUC WILD made the national stage on MTV (1999) but it was their radio show on New York's Hot 97 and Power 105 (2000 - 2006) that secured their place in Hip-Hop history.

Torain's resume includes The Source magazine, MTV Networks, Hot 97, Power 104.1, Power 105.1, Pulse 87, Hip-Hop Weekly magazine, Vladtv, Thisis50, 100.3 The Beat, and VH1 (The Gossip Game).

This clip is from STAR's LIVE show (12noon -- 2pm) on

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LOS ANGELES (Associated Press) — Donald Sterling won't get to fight for his Los Angeles Clippers in front of NBA owners next week. His only chance now is in court.

He could just pocket about $1 billion, his share of the proceeds from the record-breaking sale of a team that the league was prepared to take away from him. But don't count on it. His lawyers say he'll fight the league and his family to keep the team he bought for just $12 million in 1981.

His estranged wife negotiated the deal to sell the Clippers for $2 billion to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, saying she owns half the team and controls the family trust. A person close to the family told The Associated Press that Shelly Sterling took over the family's assets because Donald Sterling, 80, was stripped of his ability to act as a co-trustee after two neurologists determined he was suffering from dementia.


The individual, who is familiar with the trust and the medical evaluations but wasn't authorized to speak publicly, said Sterling was deemed "mentally incapacitated" according to the trust's conditions because he showed "an inability to conduct business affairs in a reasonable and normal manner."

"There is specific language and there are protocols about what to do, and steps in order to get a sole trustee position and that's what took place in the last couple of days," the individual said.

On Friday, the NBA canceled next week's hearing to oust Sterling, instead moving forward to vote on whether to approve the sale to Ballmer. Also Friday, Sterling's attorneys filed a federal lawsuit against the league and Commissioner Adam Silver, asking for damages in excess of $1 billion.

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The lawsuit says Donald Sterling is still a co-trustee and doesn't want to sell the team.

"The assertion that Donald Sterling lacks mental capacity is absurd," attorney Bobby Samini said. He would not give more details on Donald Sterling's condition.

The suit alleges that the NBA violated Sterling's constitutional rights by relying on information from an illegal recording that publicized racist remarks he made to a girlfriend. It also says the league committed a breach of contract by fining Sterling $2.5 million and that it violated antitrust laws by forcing a sale.

Shelly Sterling said that she had agreed to sell the team to Ballmer "under her authority as the sole trustee of The Sterling Family Trust, which owns the Clippers."

Donald Sterling can try to reinstate his trusteeship by appealing to the California Probate Court.

The NBA said Friday that the league, Shelly Sterling and The Sterling Family Trust had "resolved their dispute over the ownership of the Los Angeles Clippers."

"Under the agreement, the Clippers will be sold to Steve Ballmer, pending approval by the NBA Board of Governors, and the NBA will withdraw its pending charge to terminate the Sterlings' ownership of the team," it said.

The league said that Shelly Sterling and The Sterling Family Trust also "agreed not to sue the NBA and to indemnify the NBA against lawsuits from others, including Donald Sterling."

That means whatever monetary damages Donald Sterling may receive under the suit — filed on behalf of Sterling and The Sterling Family Trust — may go out one pocket and back in the other unless he is reinstated as a trustee and can nullify the agreement.

The medical evaluation was made earlier this month when Donald Sterling made voluntary visits to two neurologists who conducted tests, including brain scans, the individual said. Though Donald Sterling is no longer a co-trustee of The Sterling Family Trust, he still retains his 50 percent ownership and still receives proceeds from the sale, the individual said.

But Sterling, already a billionaire, seems uninterested in the cash. His lawsuit seeks the elimination of his lifetime ban from the NBA.

"Mr. Sterling's lawsuit is predictable, but entirely baseless," NBA general counsel Rick Buchanan said. "Among other infirmities, there was no 'forced sale' of his team by the NBA — which means his antitrust and conversion claims are completely invalid. Since it was his wife Shelly Sterling, and not the NBA, that has entered into an agreement to sell the Clippers, Mr. Sterling is complaining about a set of facts that doesn't even exist."

The ownership hearing had been scheduled for next Tuesday after the NBA charged Sterling with damaging the league with his racist comments. A three-quarters vote of owners to support the charge would have terminated the Sterlings' ownership, and the league would have sold the team.

Ballmer said in a statement that he is honored to have his name submitted to the NBA for approval. The price has blown past previous offers for an NBA team.

"Obviously, I saw $2 billion. That gave me a reaction," said Miami Heat star LeBron James, who had been vocal in calling for both Sterlings to be out of the league. "... Any time a 'B' goes after a number, man, you already know that you're talking about some real money."


Ballmer and investor Chris Hansen headed a group that agreed to a deal to buy the Kings from the Maloof family in January 2013 with the intention of moving the team to Seattle, where the SuperSonics played until 2008.

But Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson lobbied the NBA for time to put together a bid to keep the team in California, and though the Ballmer-Hansen group later increased its offer, owners voted to deny the bid for relocation and the Kings were sold to Vivek Ranadive.

Johnson, who has been advising the NBA Players Association in the wake of Sterling's comments, praised Ballmer in a series of tweets Friday night.

"When the Clips play next season, players will be proud to wear the logo on their chest & fans will be proud to cheer for their hometown team," Johnson wrote.


AP Basketball Writers Brian Mahoney and Tim Reynolds contributed to this report.


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During his recent chat on NPR's Microphone Check, super producer Mannie Fresh debuted a new collaboration with Yasiin Bey (Mos Def) entitled "Let's Go." Give it a listen up top.

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Ray J ran into some trouble Friday, May 30, at the Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel.

According to NBC Los Angeles, the singer had been drinking at the hotel when he was asked to leave by security. He refused to leave the property and police were called.


When police arrived Ray resisted arrest and spit in an officer's face. After being placed in the back of a patrol car the "I Hit It First" singer kicked out a window.

He was taken to a police station and booked for booked for trespassing, private person's arrest, vandalism on a police car, resisting arrest, and battery on a police officer. His bail is set at $20,000.

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50 Cent stopped by The Breakfast Club for a chat with Charlamagne Tha God, DJ Envy and Angela Yee.

He discussed the T.I. vs. Floyd Mayweather Jr. fight, doing a "Cuffin Season" remix with Fabolous, the baseball pitch that got away from him, Animal Ambition, Power, Dr. Dre's Beats deal with Apple, Tony Yayo, Young Buck, The Game, Troy Ave, his respect for Eminem, relationships with Chelsea Handler and Ciara, Sha Money XL, Beyonce confronting him about Jay Z, how he would have handled Solange if he was Jay Z, Dame Dash's comments about Steve Stoute and more.


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Top Dawg Entertainment artist Ab-Soul gave fans a double treat today in the form of a music video for "Stigmata" and the cover for his forthcoming album entitled These Days (up top). The project will arrive in stores on June 24.

Peep the visuals for the single "Stigmata" below.


**UPDATE** June 14

Ab-Soul releases the official tracklist for These Days. The 15-track project features SZA, The O'My's, Schoolboy Q, Action Bronson, Jay Rock, Rick Ross, Lupe Fiasco and more.

Ab also released the title track to the album featuring The O'My's.


**UPDATE** June 15

Album snippets added up top

**UPDATE** June 24

Ab-Soul blesses his fans with a free stream of the entire album. Take a listen up top.

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The thigh-gap... women are obsessing over it and men love it. Reports suggest that it is the latest trend in plastic surgery.

The idea is to have thighs that don't rub together, giving a clear view between a woman's legs.

"Excess fat on the thighs is very difficult to get rid of with diet and exercise alone. Many women become frustrated when they lead an active lifestyle but don't see results in the inner thigh area," explained board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Paul Chasan.


Guy Aroch hit the streets of Manhattan for with his camera and created a video entitled The Magic Gap in an effort to diffuse the craze. Models featured include Gigi Hadid, Chanel Iman, Alyssa Miller and Elsa Hosk

Fashion photographer and director Guy Aroch envisions New York as a 1970s-hued dreamscape in today’s short The Magic Gap. Part of NOWNESS’ weekly #DefineBeauty series spotlighting the different aesthetic tropes surrounding body image, this week’s short takes an abstracted look at the much-documented thigh-gap obsession. Aroch wanted to “diffuse” the controversial topic, applying his romanticized, sun-kissed filter that frequently graces the pages of Harper’s BazaarNuméro and GQ. “It was more a comment on the mysterious fixation women have,” explains the director, “because as a male, I didn’t even know it was a thing.” Probing SoHo and Central Park passers-by on the definition of ‘the magic gap,’ Aroch cast his regularly photographed models including Chanel Iman to depict the controversial fixation that is largely based on pelvic shape and tendon length. “I was trying to be fly-on-the-wall and quite voyeuristic,” he adds. “Most people that didn’t actually know the answer—99% of them. And I didn’t tell them either.”


Different people answer the question "what is the Magic-Gap?" None of them have a clue because that isn't the term usually associated with the obsession.

Critics believe Aroch's video is a total fail and is actually a tribute to thigh-gap fetishism.

"The problem here is that Aroch has produced a video glorifying the thigh gap," writes Fashionista. "There's nothing probing about this video, nothing that makes the viewer step back and say, "You know, why are we obsessing over this?" This is waiting to be GIFed and reblogged ad nauseam as "thinspo," more fodder for the "thigh gap" tag."


Watch the video below and decide for yourself.

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Floyd Mayweather Jr. went out all out to make his daughter Iyanna's 14th birthday party a memorable one.

TMZ reports that the boxing champion shelled out $50,000 to have Nicki Minaj show up for an hour. The rapper hung around just long enough to pose for photos and spend some time time with the teen.


Nicki posted a couple of the photos on her Instagram page. "HAPPY 14th BIRTHDAY IYANNA!!!!!!!!!! @moneyyaya cc@floydmayweather," reads the caption on one of them.


Definitely an easy payday for Nicki and a nice gift for Iyanna.

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Jagged Edge is working on the sequel to their 2000 album J.E. Heartbreak. The first single off of J.E. Heartbreak Too is entitled "Hope." The album is being executive produced by Jermaine Dupri.

"Making a sequel to a classic album is difficult," Dupri said in a statement. "We don't want to stray from the blueprint of the first album. It's definitely a challenge, but the fans won't be disappointed."


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Contact: Anita Wilson-Pringle Los Angeles, CA 90043 CM3 Media Group Phone 323.250.2666

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WEST COAST LEGENDS & ICONS – Hall of Fame Awards

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Los Angeles, May 28, 2014: CM3 Media Group, Midas Touch Promotions Worldwide and Skee-Lo Musik presents a different type of awards show. WEST COAST LEGENDS & ICONS – Hall of Fame Awards are taking place Monday, June 23 at Club Nokia in Los Angeles, CA.

WEST COAST LEGENDS & ICONS is HONORING MUSIC HISTORY!!... ALL GENRES. The purpose of the awards are to honor and recognize not just the artist of the west coast, but to pay homage and recognition to the West Coast music industry as a whole. For years other award shows have honored the artist but no one has really ever recognized or acknowledged those that help get them there. This would be the marketing and promo teams, the independent records stores, the DJ’s, the radio stations, the music executives, the street teams and even the musicians - that all helped bring that artist and their music to the shelves of retail and ears of many adoring fans.

Some of the honorees include: TROOP, Quiet Riot, Howard Hewitt, Ray Parker, Jr., The Runnaways, Stevie Wonder, World Class Wrecking Crew, Uncle Jamms Army, The Whispers, Rose Royce, E40, Greg Mack, Victor Orlando, Jerry Bouldin, Ron Whitaker and others. Full list of Honors will be released June 15, 2014.

Performances will include TROOP, Money B, Digital Underground, Eqyptian Lover, The Liks, Xibit, King T, Skee-Lo, Eastsiders, Domino, Good Lifers, Rappin4Tay, and many more! Surprise performances by well-known artists and great comedy provided by International Comedian, Shang. There will be a special memorial tribute to Music Industry Icons that has passed away, such as Jerry Bouldin, Bob Hernandez, Dick Griffey, Teena Maria and others. Topping off the evening with a Class -A Tribute Performance to Tupac Shakur,


WHEN: Monday, June 23, 2014

TIME: 5pm – 8pm [VIP Party 8pm -1am]

WHERE: CLUB NOKIA @ LA LIVE 800 W Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015 Tickets: (PRE-SALE Available @ Dress Code: RED CARPET -- BLACK TIE (Formal Attire) / Evening Gown Attire

-- INTERNATIONAL PRESS COVERAGE -- SOME OF THE BIGGEST NAMES IN MUSIC HISTORY!!!..... This is a great opportunity to show some West Coast love for Music, Artist, and Fans. Television, Radio, Magazines and Press will be covering this much anticipated event.

Press Inquiries / Information Anita Wilson-Pringle – (323) 250-2666 / media@cm3mediagroup For any questions or inquiries regarding this release please direct them to CM3 Media Group or call 323.250.2666r R 8:

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