Archive for January, 2012

Cory Gunz Arrested for Gun Possession in NYC

Posted in 1 on January 30, 2012 by bobbybounce

Last year, Cory Gunz earned mad props for his rap on Lil Wayne’s ‘6 Foot 7 Foot,’ a song whose visuals ranked first on The BoomBox’s list of 2011’s best videos. So far, 2012 is off to a less promising start. As MTV reports, the 24-year-old rapper was arrested yesterday (Jan. 28) in his hometown of the Bronx, N.Y., after being caught with a loaded firearm.

The Young Money MC was picked up around 2PM, and while his father, veteran rhymer Peter Gunz, says police sometimes “like to make an example” out of young hip-hop artists, that doesn’t appear to have been the case here.

“I spoke to the arresting officer, and so far, what I’m hearing from him is that they got a phone call at the station saying they should ‘look out,'” the elder Gunz told MTV. “According to [the officer], they didn’t know he was Cory Gunz. They just saw a bunch of kids following him around.”

He added that it was “definitely an illegal search” and said that the officer “felt bad about the situation” — perhaps because in New York, such gun charges come with mandatory jail time.

This is Cory’s first such offense, and after being taken to the 43rd Precinct, he was transferred to Central Booking. As of Sunday afternoon, he remained in police custody.

“To go to a precinct and see your son, your junior, in handcuffs, it’s heartbreaking,” Peter told MTV. “Anytime you see your child in jail, in the cell, in handcuffs, it’s very hard. He’s walked down some of the same paths that I walked down, but you never want to see your kids go through what you went through.”

ShoutOut: http://www.theboombox.com

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Iconic R&B Legend Passes, Russell Simmons, Sanaa Lathan, DJ Clark Kent & More Express Grief

Posted in 1 on January 21, 2012 by bobbybounce

Blues legend Etta James passed away this week after a two-year battle with leukemia and other medical complications, leaving celebrities and entertainers sending out their public condolences.

Etta James, whose assertive, earthy voice lit up such hits as “The Wallflower,” “Something’s Got a Hold on Me” and the wedding favorite “At Last,” has died, according to her longtime friend and manager, Lupe De Leon. She was 73. She died from complications from leukemia with her husband, Artis Mills, and her sons by her side, De Leon said. She was diagnosed with leukemia in 2010, and also suffered from dementia and hepatitis C. James died at a hospital in Riverside, California. She would have turned 74 Wednesday. “This is a tremendous loss for the family, her friends and fans around the world,” De Leon said. “She was a true original who could sing it all — her music defied category.”
The news caught the eyes of music moguls like Russell Simmons who sent his condolences and tweeted a link urging his followers to study her background.

“RIP Etta James >> http://bit.ly/xCqzvC,” he tweeted January 20th. (Russell Simmons’ Twitter)
Actress Sanaa Lathan spoke on how she felt upon learning of James’ passing.

“My heart is broken… RT @UncleRUSH: RIP Etta James >> http://bit.ly/xCqzvC” (Sanaa Lathan’s Twitter)
Music producer DJ Clark Kent expressed how much the late singer’s music impacted the entertainment industry.

“Rest In Power To The Voice, The Magic, The Woman That Is Jamesetta “Etta” James.. “At Last” You are finally in The Greatest Place!” (DJ Clark Kent’s Twitter)
“106 & Park” co-host Rocsi Diaz also paid her respects to James.

“R.I.P RT @BET: Etta James dies at age 73 after losing battle with leukemia: http://bet.us/wDUScC #RIP” (Rocsi Diaz’s Twitter)
Despite a music career which dated back to the 1950’s, James’ achievements flourished well into the 2000’s.

James did get her accolades over the years. She was inducted into the Rock Hall in 1993, captured a Grammy in 2003 for best contemporary blues album for “Let’s Roll;” one in 2004 for best traditional blues album for “Blues to the Bone;” and one for best jazz vocal performance for 1994’s “Mystery Lady: Songs of Billie Holiday.” She was also awarded a special Grammy in 2003 for lifetime achievement and received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. But her health went into decline, and by 2011, she was being cared for at home by a personal doctor. A struggle between her sons and her husband developed as she became more ill, as he sought to control her estate. Her sons, Donto James and Sametto James, had power of attorney over her affairs. #ShoutOut: http://www.sohh.com

Estelle All Of Me Cover

Posted in 1 on January 11, 2012 by bobbybounce

We’ve gotten 2 singles from this album thus far, and we’ll finally be getting the final product on February 28th in stores everywhere. Up top, is the official album cover.

Beyoncé & Jay-Z Welcome Blue Ivy Carter

Posted in 1 on January 8, 2012 by bobbybounce

Beyoncé checked into the Lenox Hill Hospital in Harlem last night and gave birth to a healthy baby girl, Blue Ivy Carter. This is the couple’s first child. Congratulations, guys! #HappyNewYear #ShoutOut http://www.RapRadar.com