Artis Leon Ivey Jr., who was known professionally as Coolio, has passed away. He was an American Rapper, Actor who first came to fame as a member of the gangsta rap group WC and the Maad Circle. Coolio achieved mainstream success as a solo artist in the mid-to-late 1990’s with his albums It Takes a Thief, Gangsta’s Paradise, and My Soul. The rapper/Actor died at the Los Angeles home of a friend, longtime manager Jarez Posey told The Associated Press. The cause was not immediately clear.
Coolio won a Grammy for best solo rap performance for “Gangsta’s Paradise,” the 1995 hit from the soundtrack of the Michelle Pfeiffer film “Dangerous Minds” that sampled Stevie Wonder’s 1976 song “Pastime Paradise.” He was nominated for five other Grammys during a career that began in the late-1980s. Born in Monessen, Pennsylvania south of Pittsburgh, Coolio moved to Compton, California, where he went to community college. He worked as a volunteer firefighter and in airport security before devoting himself full-time to the hip-hop scene.
His career took off with the 1994 release of his debut album on Tommy Boy Records, “It Takes a Thief.” It’s opening track, “Fantastic Voyage,” would reach No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100.
A year later, “Gangsta’s Paradise” would become a No. 1 single, with its dark opening lyrics: “As I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I take a look at my life and realize there’s not much left, ‘cause I’ve been blastin’ and laughin’ so long, that even my mama thinks that my mind is gone.” Social media lit up with reactions to the unexpected death. “This is sad news,” Ice Cube said on Twitter. “I witness first hand this man’s grind to the top of the industry. Rest In Peace, @Coolio.” and “Peaceful journey brother,” Questlove tweeted.
NTD – Good Morning — 09/27/2022
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Finally Prosecutors speak on the case with Matt Gaetz and as it turns out they will not recommend charging GOP Rep. Matt Gaetz in the Justice Department’s investigation into if the Florida congressman violated federal sex-trafficking laws, according to The Washington Post.
Citing anonymous sources, The Post reported that prosecutors were concerned with the credibility of two key witnesses and think they’d be unlikely to secure a conviction if they indicted Gaetz. Justice Department officials typically take the advice of career prosecutors but haven’t made a final decision on the matter yet, the report said.
According to NBC News, prosecutors were examining if the congressman committed three separate crimes: if he sex-trafficked a 17-year-old; if he violated the Mann Act, which prohibits the transportation of “any woman or girl for the purpose of prostitution or debauchery, or for any other immoral purpose” across state lines; and if he obstructed justice.
The existence of the investigation first became public last year, when The New York Times reported that investigators were examining if Gaetz had a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old in 2019 and paid for her to travel with him.
One person familiar with the conversations told The Times that Gaetz told some women to say that he paid for dinners and hotel rooms as part of their dates if anyone asked about the nature of their relationships. The FBI executed a search warrant in late 2020 and seized Gaetz’s cell phone, as well as a phone belonging to his former girlfriend, who testified before a federal grand jury earlier this year. Matt Gaetz has denied wrongdoing and said last year that the allegations were part of an “organized criminal extortion” scheme against him. Last month, the Florida businessman Stephen Alford was sentenced to five years in prison after pleading guilty to attempting to extort Gaetz and his father for $25 million.
“Those who told lies about Congressman Matt Gaetz are going to prison, and Congressman Matt Gaetz is going back to Congress to continue fighting for America,” a spokesperson for Gaetz’s office told Insider.
Well check this news out following up on our friend Darrell “ODiN” Neely who as we all know has been missing a month now! Well news coming out of Greensboro, N.C. (WGHP) They just reported that our friend, and sadly Jan 6th. 2020 event participant at the capitol who is now being chased like “The fugitive.” Like this was a Harrison Ford, Tommy Lee Jones spy movie is behind bars. Darrell Fitzgerald Neely is accused of entering the U.S. Capitol during the Jan. 6 insurrection was arrested in Greensboro on Sunday, according to the FBI. Darrell Fitzgerald Neely, 52, was arrested on Sunday by the Guilford County Sheriff’s Office on the 100 block of East Carteret Street. He was charged with “fugitive from justice,” possession of stolen goods and citizen warrant service and received no bond.
The FBI was able to confirm that Neely is the same man who was charged in relation to the Capitol riot. According to documents from the United States Attorney’s Office, Neely had been charged with theft of government property, entering and remaining in a restricted building, disorderly and disruptive conduct in a restricted building, violent entry and disorderly conduct in a Capitol building, parading demonstrating or picketing in a Capitol building. Neely allegedly took four china plates from the U.S. Capitol, as well as a U.S. Capitol police jacket, badge, name tag and baseball hat.
Arrested on Oct. 18, 2021, and released ahead of his trial. The Pretrial Services Agency filed a violation notice on Aug. 29, 2022, saying that Neely “failed to report to PSA for the last three weeks and is considered a loss of contact. Sept. 6th The court revoked his pretrial release ” Neely’s counsel responded, admitting that the suspect had been difficult to contact but arguing that Neely allegedly had no intention to flee.
The case prosecutors said the actor also planned to kill Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and while nobody cared about that the murdering of his mother was a bit much to over look let’s be honest but as he was said to want to commit mass violence at the university he attended, which begs this question! The hell is going on in this liberal collages that these kids are doing this these days?
He turned himself into the police shortly after. The actor Ryan Grantham is in now facing a life in prison sentence after he pleaded guilty to killing his mother in March 2020.
He will be eligible for parole after serving 14 years, a spokesperson for the British Columbia Supreme Court in Vancouver said. Justice Kathleen Ker said during Tuesday’s hearing that the case was tragic and heartbreaking, according to CBC. Before handing down the decision, she recounted some of the horrific details of Barbara Waite’s murder, the broadcaster reported. Prosecutors said Grantham, who starred in “Riverdale” and “Diary of a Wimpy Kid,” shot and killed his mother while she was playing piano at their home. The next day he allegedly loaded his car with three firearms, Molotov cocktails, ammunition, camping supplies and a map that had directions to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s home. Grantham, then 21, planned to kill Trudeau but drove to Hope, British Columbia, before turning the car around with a plan to commit mass violence at his school, Simon Fraser University, or at Vancouver’s Lions Gate Bridge, according to CBC.
Instead of committing these acts, Grantham drove to Vancouver police and admitted to killing his mother, the newspaper reported. He was charged with second-degree murder. Chris Johnson, Grantham’s attorney, told NBC News in a phone call Friday that his client previously made a statement to the court expressing remorse for what he did. Johnson said at the time of the murder, Grantham was dealing with untreated mental health challenges including a major depressive order. A psychiatrist said Grantham said he killed his mother so she wouldn’t have to see what he was about to do but he ultimately did not carry out the plot. “It’s unusual circumstances, for sure. I think the result was a fair result given everything that occurred,” the attorney said.
Wow so he’s now only the 4th man to ever eclipse the 700 mark and it’s an age where most players deep into retirement already at age 42 the MACHINE known as Albert Pujols is just not having a good season! This one is one for the books. Look regardless he is a first ballot HOF with or without this latest accolade. But folks for us just having ended the steroid era he rose up to become the best, and most dominant power hitter of out day and not once be accused of PED’S is well in itself remarkable. Pujols, 42, is the only one among the four to hit Nos. 699 and 700 on the same night.
So as Albert crossed home plate and darted to the backstop to double-high-five Adrian Beltre, his longtime rival, fellow countryman and devoted friend. He wrapped his arms around Yadier Molina, embraced Adam Wainwright, saluted the rest of his St. Louis Cardinals teammates, doffed his helmet for the Dodger Stadium crowd and then he needed to be alone. Like as if the moment, and the thing he wanted so badly finally happened and he earned the reward for all his hard work. He barreled down the dugout steps and into an empty hallway, and in that moment, the man famously hailed as “The Machine” became vulnerable. “My emotions came out,” Pujols said in Spanish. The enormity of 700 home runs, which Pujols reached amid a thrilling two-homer performance Friday night, had finally hit him. But it was more than that. It was that it happened in Los Angeles, which meant his five children could all be there to witness it. It was that it happened in this place, Dodger Stadium, the ballpark that he said “gave me life” and propelled him to keep moving forward.
“What a special night,” Pujols said from the interview room, with his children standing behind him. He got a two-strike fastball down the middle from Los Angeles Dodgers left-hander Andrew Heaney in the third inning and lined a 434-foot rocket into left-center field for No. 699. In the fourth, he got a hanging slider from righty Phil Bickford and lifted it 389 feet to become the fourth member of the hallowed 700 home run club, joining Barry Bonds, Hank Aaron and Babe Ruth while leading his team to an 11-0 rout.
He has 2,208 career RBIs, which ranks second all time behind Aaron’s 2,297. Ruth unofficially drove in 2,214 runs, but because the statistic wasn’t recognized by baseball until 1920, many of Ruth’s are not officially counted, leaving Pujols recognized as No. 2 on the all-time list. “It’s pretty special,” Pujols said. “When it’s really gonna hit me is when I’m done, at the end of the season, when I’m retired, and probably a moment or two after that I can look at the numbers.
“Look, don’t get me wrong, I know what my place is in this game. But since Day 1, when I made my debut, it was never about numbers, it was never about chasing numbers. It was always about winning championships and trying to get better in this game. And I had so many people that taught me the right way early in my career, and that’s how I’ve carried myself for 22 years that I’ve been in the big leagues. That’s why I really don’t focus on the numbers. I will one day, but not right now.”
Pujols joined the Dodgers last May, shortly after his release by the Los Angeles Angels, and was reinvigorated while serving as a part-time starter and late-game pinch hitter. He was effective against left-handers and was a major influence in a veteran-laden clubhouse that lovingly called him “Tio Albert.” But the Dodgers might have given him more than he gave back to them. Playing on such a talented team in playoff atmospheres provided him with a jolt of energy that often eluded him while on middling Angels teams for most of the decade.
During batting practice Friday, hours before the Dodgers played a video montage in his honor, Pujols told Dodgers manager Dave Roberts and president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman that, had they not signed him last year, he might not have come back in 2022. “It’s humbling,” Roberts said. “I do know that, in talking to him at times last year, he did allude to the fact that we brought the joy back, him being a Dodger.” Pujols’ final season has seen him play some of his best baseball down the stretch. His second-half OPS, 1.076, ranks second only to that of Aaron Judge, and his surge has coincided with the Cardinals practically running away from the rest of the National League Central.
Pujols is batting .265/.338/.530 for the season. His 21 home runs give him 18 20-homer seasons for his career, third most in history behind only Aaron (20) and Bonds (19). Only he and Ted Williams hit at least 20 home runs in both their first and final seasons. Friday marked his fourth multihomer game after turning 42, the most in major league history.
The fan who caught the historic baseball wasn’t willing to give it up in a trade for memorabilia at least not initially but Pujols didn’t seem to mind. “Souvenirs are for the fans,” Pujols said. “If they wanna keep it, they can. At the end of the day, I don’t focus on material stuff. I think I have the bat, the uniform, helmet, things that are special to me. At the end of the day, I think that’s why the fans come here — to have a special moment of history. So if they wanna keep that baseball, I don’t have any problem with that.” Pujols has had a knack for reaching milestone home runs in emphatic fashion. No. 500 came on the same night as 499. No. 600 was a grand slam. No. 700 came an inning after 699.
Pujols then thanked his teammates and told them how special it was that he could reach this milestone with a Cardinals uniform on (he spent his first 11 seasons with St. Louis), with his children present and with the Dodgers on the other side. “It’s amazing how God works,” Pujols said. “This could’ve happened last week in St. Louis, which probably would have been awesome. But to allow it to happen tonight, having my family and friends and people who really care and love me see me it’s special to me.” The night ended in a postgame clubhouse celebration that saw Pujols squeeze into a laundry cart to be doused by beer. “Imagine me jumping in there,” Pujols said. “I struggled getting out.”
Close to 50 minutes of awesome Trump at a “SAVE America” Rally earlier today. He’s awesome love his Rally’s……. Amazing story told by Trump of when he went to China as President, and he told them that they needed to crack down and stop the Fentanyl coming to America because it’s killing our people. Because of this meeting the drug issue was cut down by 40% during his 4 years as President.
I love when he goess off script cause he says some real shit when he goes off script… Especially when talking about the police, and the values of NC and Republican Ted Budd who’s facing Democrat Cheri Beasley who is some work. IF she wins things wont be good for the residents in NC. This is a big election and Ted Budd is the man that NC needs so hope they go out and vote him in.
The Four-time Grammy-winning and Diamond-certified rock legends Aerosmith officially kicked off their 50th anniversary celebrations at the iconic Fenway Park in their hometown of Boston, MA last night. With over 38,700 people in attendance, it was the most tickets sold to date for a show at the iconic venue.
The night prior to the show, Steven Tyler surprised fans and residents of 1325 Commonwealth Ave when he made an impromptu visit to the building, which was home to the original five members of the iconic band. Known as the “Aerosmith Apartment,” the building was one of several that hosted flashing Aerosmith-themed projections ahead of the Fenway show. The light display returned to the apartment building after the show on Thursday night and visited other locations on Boylston Street and in the Seaport District.
On September 14, Aerosmith will return to Vegas to continue their wildly successful “Aerosmith: Deuces Are Wild” residency at Dolby Live at Park MGM. Aerosmith: Deuces Are Wild is an electrifying 90-minute live performance from the band who continues to deliver one of the most innovative and thrilling performances in music. The band goes beyond the average concert, taking fans on a deep dive of their groundbreaking career with exclusive, unreleased audio and never-before-seen visuals from Aerosmith’s archives. Tickets can be purchased online at the Ticketmaster website.
Most recently, Aerosmith aired the fifth and final installment of their five-week archival streaming concert series, 50 Years Live!: From the Aerosmith Vaults, featuring rare and unreleased archival concert films from the band’s legendary archives. The concert series followed the release of Aerosmith – 1971: The Road Starts Hear (UMe). This rare recording from 1971 was recently discovered in Aerosmith’s Vindaloo Vaults and was originally only available as a limited-edition cassette and vinyl release for Record Store Day in 2021.
The heavily sought-after RSD release quickly sold out and debuted on the Billboard 200, hitting No. 2 on the Top Hard Rock Albums chart, No. 12 on the Top Rock Albums chart, No. 13 on the Vinyl Albums chart, and No. 19 on the Top Album Sales chart. In addition, the band’s official online store now features a new 1971 collection of exclusive merchandise.
Celebrating their 50th anniversary, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame members Aerosmith have sold more than 150 million albums around the world, produced genre-defining music videos such as “Amazing,” “Crazy,” “Janie’s Got A Gun,” “Livin’ On The Edge,” and “Love In An Elevator,” and launched extravagant record-shattering global tours, most recently with their smash hit Las Vegas residency.
The band has broken numerous boundaries, including becoming the first rock band with a massive commercially successful hip-hop collaboration with Run DMC on “Walk This Way” and the first hard rock band to appear during a Super Bowl Halftime Show with their 2001 performance, and in 1999, Aerosmith became the first band to have their own themed attraction at Disney World in Florida and later Paris with the launch of the Rock ‘N’ Roller coaster starring Aerosmith. – YAHOO
Well this folks is getting dire and we’re really worried about our friend “Darrell Neely” who seems to have gone missing for weeks now. Nobody can find him including those on his online radio network “G.E.R.N” (Global Enlightenment Radio Network) Jordan Fischer just posted this over on Twitter…
There is currently growing concern for his safety and well being… This video was made to joke on when he would return. Let’s just hope he’s ok and it don’t take that long for him to come back.
All jokes a side we do wish his quick and safe return. Right now a lot of members of his online network have been left wondering what will happen to their shows, and online network in general. We will try and keep you posted here on PSN as much as possible, and to the best of our ability.