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King Von

ATLANTA (WLS) — A 22-year-old man has been charged in the Atlanta shooting death of an up-and-coming Chicago-born rapper.

Timothy Leeks faces a felony murder charge in the death of Dayvon Bennett, also known as King Von.

Leeks is in police custody at an Atlanta hospital, where he is being treated for a gunshot wound.

Three people were killed, including King Von, after a confrontation outside an Atlanta club that ended in gunfire early Friday morning, according to police.

Two off-duty Atlanta officers were working an extra job at a local hookah lounge when they saw two groups of men arguing with each other outside the establishment around 3:20 a.m. Friday, police said.

Officials said the argument quickly escalated to gunfire between the two groups.

One of the off-duty officers, along with an on-duty APD officer who was patrolling nearby, confronted the shooters and shots were also fired during the encounter with police.

Three people were transported to the hospital by EMS with gunshot wounds, and three others were taken to the hospital in private vehicles. Two additional people were detained on the scene, police said.

Officials confirmed Friday afternoon that three of the people shot died from their injuries, and three others were still being treated at the hospital. The officers involved were not injured, police said.
Rumors surrounding the incident claimed Bennett was killed by police gunfire, but APD officials said their investigators believe the rapper “was shot during the initial shootout between the two groups of males, prior to police responding and attempting to stop the shooting.”

The Georgia Bureau of Investigations was requested to respond and investigate the officer-involved shooting aspect of the incident. APD homicide investigators also responded and are investigating the deaths.
Officials said part of the investigations will include determining which individuals were struck by gunfire from the suspects and whether any were struck by gunfire from the officers.

Charges are anticipated against the two suspects detained on-scene…
Via: ABC Chicago

Austin Poe – “Cold Out” [VID]

“Tapping into that nostalgic ’90s feel, the Windy City artist certainly proves just that with some breezy lyricism” – The Rap Fest


Cutting through gritty production with ill lyrics and smooth flow, Zoony Life’s own Austin Poe embodies the reality and honesty of Chicago hip-hop. The emcee lays out his ambitions and looks to turn some heads with his brand new video for his single “Cold Out”. The new song and video is the first offering off his upcoming mixtape “Inspiration Vol. 1” which is due out this Summer. Watch the visual below and check in for the next release off the project soon!



Born and raised on Chicago’s north side, the windy city’s own, Austin Poe, continues to make noise by dropping quality new hitters and by representing the Zoony Life movement. One to believe in visions and individuality, the eccentric rapper has always led by example. While working to build a strong camp around him, Austin Poe created Zoony Life – A brand and movement to inspire fans to bring their visions to life no matter what it takes.

Formally known as E-Money, the rapper eventually decided to take on the name Austin Poe. Growing up with constant on and off hardships, the Chitown artist decided to dig deeper into what music really meant to him and decided to use his middle name Austin, while also playing off the word, “poet.”

True to his name, Austin Poe, is an undoubtedly creative soul who loves to play off words with clever metaphors and punchlines. He’s a vet at off the top spitting, and dropping motivational gems.

Featured on major radio stations, music sites, and platforms such as, MTV, and WorldStarHipHop, the rapper is proof that putting in hard work pays off and that it’s always worth following a dream. Plans to continue to push the Zoony Life brand to another level, Austin Poe plans to turn the movement to a household name. As he becomes more than just local hype, it’s clear to see that the Midwest rapper will soon be a household name himself. “I am inspired by people that don’t follow the rules and do their own thing… cutting out the middle man… You just have to enjoy this life.”

Check out some previously released material below.

“Soul Flow”: https://allhiphop.com/music/premiere-austin-poe-soul-flow-video-qrSzkLSdpUWGs3b3XWSbBg/


Kylie Jenner’s letter to her daughter

Kylie Jenner surprises her fans with a letter apologizing for keeping them in the dark throughout her pregnancy. She said she just wnated to a stressfree and relaxing pregnancy.


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She also shares a video letter to her daughter: Kylie’s latest post is a glimpse of the baby’s mouth and hand holding Mom’s thumb.

stormi 👼🏽

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Xscape Dropping New EP Without Kandi Burress

Xscape will be dropping a new EP without member Kandi Burress

Per Ebony, the group Xscape will be coming out with a new EP without Kandi Burress. Even though Kandi wrapped up the tour with the group, she opted to not record any new music with them. The new EP which is titled, Here For It,is due to be released on February 14th and will only feature the remaining members Tameka “Tiny” Cottle, LaTocha Scott, and Tamika Scott. The EP will include six tracks including the two tracks the group released late last year while on tour called “Wifed Up” and “Dream Killa”.

The song “Wifed Up” is a song directed towards telling males that if they have a good woman to wife her up!

“Dream Killa” is about the idea of being in love with someone who keeps doing you wrong therefore killing the dream of being in a happy relationship.

I personally love the song “Dream Killa” and I am overly excited for the group EP to be released. Even without member, Kandi Burress, the remaining three’s vocals are good enough to keep me satisfied with their work.

Now, Kandi did opt to not record any new music with Xscape, but it was not due to any negative drama, its due to her starring as Matron “Mama” Morton in the Broadway play, Chicago that will be running from January 15th to March 11th at the Ambassador Theatre in New York City.

The production will star Tony award nominee, Charlotte D’Amboise as Roxie Hart, original cast member, Leigh Zimmerman as Velma Kelly, YouTube sensation and Broadway star, Todrick Hall as Billy Flynn, Raymond Bokhour as Amos Hart, LaVon Fisher-Wilson as Matron “Mama” Morton, and R. Lowe as Mary Sunshine.

Make sure to purchase a ticket to the play if in New York City to support Kandi for her first Broadway play performance now!! Click here to read more of the article.

Lupe Fiasco Paints Toxic Picture of America in “Made in the USA” Video

Lupe Fiasco has always been outspoken about the issues and social injustices in this country, and his new video paints a strong picture of his views. The Chicago rapper releases the visuals for his “Made in the USA” record, which talks about the toxic events and views that the youth have to absorb daily.

The video from the “Jump” MC depicts some powerful imagery on an older television set, which is being watched by a small baby. The small child cries as he soaks up some of the scenes from moments in history, as Lupe raps his verses on the set. There’s even a moment where the little boy crawls over to a gun on the ground and holds it after seeing it also being shown on the television screen.

The Streetrunner-produced song, which originally dropped last November, speaks on a lot of different topics that are affecting the U.S. today, including guns, drugs, hip-hop and more.

While fans are still hoping for the three albums they were previously promised from Lupe, who revealed they wouldn’t be dropping last year due to clearance issues, he’s tiding them over with these new visuals.

Watch the music video for Lupe’s “Made In the USA” record below to see what the youth are absorbing in this country.

Read More: Lupe Fiasco Paints Toxic Picture of America in ‘Made in the USA’ Video – XXL | http://www.xxlmag.com/video/2017/08/lupe-fiasco-made-in-the-usa-video/?trackback=tsmclip

Kanye, deconstructed: The human voice as the ultimate instrument [VOX]

For those of you who might’ve needed another reason to like/dislike Kanye West, the creative, musical Genius!

Published on Sep 1, 2016Kanye West’s music orbits around the power and flexibility of the human voice. Special thanks to Martin Connor. More of his hip hop analysis can be found here: http://www.rapanalysis.com/ Here’s a spotify playlist for some select Kanye West tracks. https://open.spotify.com/user/estelle… http://www.vox.com/2016/9/1/12735222/… Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what’s really driving the events in the headlines. Check out http://www.vox.com to get up to speed on everything from Kurdistan to the Kim Kardashian app. Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/IZONyE Follow Vox on Twitter: http://goo.gl/XFrZ5H Or on Facebook: http://goo.gl/U2g06o