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Friday, July 15, 2022

Danny Boy Steward - "Done Me Wrong"

R&B Legend, Danny Boy Steward's New Hit Song, DONE ME WRONG & to Co-Headline NAAB Radio's Indie Artist Summer Fest Tour. He is back!!! After over 20 years of being in the business and a seven-year hiatus, R&B legend Danny Boy, former Death Row artist, now Danny Boy Steward is set to release his first ever solo project. The new hit song Done Me Wrong is set to have one reminiscence about the R&B from the 90s with a 21st century soul vibe. Danny Boy Steward signed to Death Row when he was just 15-years of age. 

Saturday, October 6, 2018

The First Killing In California Prison In 20 Years

An inmate facing a death sentence for killing a 14-year-old girl was stabbed to death while in the recreation yard of the San Quentin State Prison.

Jonathan Fajardo, 30, who was on death row for first-degree-murder in connection with the racially charged shooting death of Cheryl Green in Los Angeles, was stabbed in his chest and neck in the East Block Housing Unit recreation yard of the prison just before 10 a.m., according to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.

Luis Rodriguez, 34, was identified by prison officials as the suspect in Fajardo’s fatal stabbing. Officials said Rodriguez, who was also on death row, made the weapon used in the attack. Officials did not immediately release a potential motive in the stabbing.

Prison officials said Rodriguez had been facing a death sentence on two counts of first-degree murder with special circumstances at the time of the Friday’s attack. He started his sentence on September 30, 2015.

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Tennessee Brings Back The Electric Chair

Rumors are that Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam has signed a bill into law allowing the state to electrocute death row inmates in the event prisons are unable to obtain lethal injection drugs. In a related report by The Inquisitr, the state of Utah is considering bringing back firing squad executions for their death penalty because it’s considerably cheaper than lethal injection and other methods. But some people also say it’s a better way to go.

The electric chair legislation overwhelmingly passed both the Tennessee House (68 to 13) and Senate (23 to 3) back in April, but Republican Governor Bill Haslam only recent signed the bill into law. A Vanderbilt University poll on the death penalty found that 56 percent of voters in Tennessee support the electric chair, while 37 percent are against it.

The reason the electric chair bill came up in the first place is because states are finding it increasingly harder to obtain the right mix of drugs required for the lethal injection from suppliers after Europe led a boycott against drugs used to enforce the death penalty. Senator Ken Yager said it had become “a real concern that we could find ourselves in a position that if the chemicals were unavailable to us that we would not be able to carry out the sentence.”

The impetus for bringing back the execution chair was created by the recent botched execution in Oklahoma where the inmate was said to be “tortured to death.” Witnesses say the man suffered for 43 minutes after the drugs were administered, writhing and clenching his teeth in pain, but eventually died of a collapsed vein instead of the drugs.

According to Richard Dieter, the president of the Death Penalty Information Center, the difference between Tennessee and the eight other states with electric chair laws is that other states give inmates an option on whether they should be executed to death.

Friday, December 7, 2018

Documentary On The Life Of Suge Knight Coming Soon

Showtime released a small clip of the documentary into the life of Death Row Records founder Suge Knight that is set to air on December 21 at 8:30 p.m. It is directed by Antoine Fuqua and shows that he is the equalizer in the streets of California.

The doc shows when the days of Death Row Records and how he was a pioneer of the industry by having 2Pac, Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre onto his label in the mid-90s. You also get in-depth, never before scenes interviews from behind bars.

Suge Knight wanted to be the American Dream in the rap game. You will hear that he was asked if he was behind Biggie’s murder and many more answers. Peep the small clip and see if you had tuned in.


Sunday, August 25, 2019

Hasbro Toy Company Buys Death Row Records

Hasbro is known for popular toys like My Little Pony, Power Rangers, Transformers, G.I. Joe, Monopoly, Mr. Potato Head, and more. The company recently purchased Entertainment One, which also includes their music division. The eOne music division reportedly purchased Death Row Records for about $280 million in 2013, after the label had declared bankruptcy in 2006.

The CEO of Hasbro—Brian Goldner issued a statement on purchasing eOne, saying “The acquisition of eOne adds beloved story-led global family brands that deliver strong operating returns to Hasbro’s portfolio and provides a pipeline of new brand creation driven by family-oriented storytelling.”

Friday, January 22, 2021

Roc Nation CEO Desiree Perez Pardoned By Trump

As one of his final acts as president of the United States, Donald Trump issued more than 140 pardons and commutations on Tuesday night (Jan. 19). Among those granted clemency were Roc Nation CEO Desiree Perez, early Death Row Records backer Michael "Harry-O" Harris and rappers Lil Wayne and Kodak Black, according to the White House.

Perez was granted a full pardon for being involved in a conspiracy to distribute narcotics, the White House said, a conviction that is more than 25 years old. "Since her conviction, Ms. Perez has taken full accountability for her actions and has turned her life around," the White House said in a statement. "She has been gainfully employed and has been an advocate for criminal justice reform in her community."

"I'm grateful to have received a pardon and to have formally closed that chapter of my life in the eyes of the law," Perez said in a statement provided to Billboard. "I have taken full accountability for my mistakes from 25 years ago, but I also take tremendous pride in my personal growth, perseverance and accomplishments since then. This pardon reinforces my lifelong commitment to advocate for criminal justice reform and social justice initiatives."

Thursday, May 19, 2022

Introducing Troy Wimbley

Troy Wimbley is one of the most sought-after, innovative and creative songwriters/artist in the twenty first century. It all started when he was just a kid growing up on the west side of Chicago, Illinois when he discovered his dynamic gift and love of music and songwriting. He was inspired by Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Sam Cooke and The Temptations. Troy first started writing for local groups all around the Windy City of Chicago. To expand his career and take it to the next level, Troy left Chicago, Illinois and moved to Los Angeles. This move proved to be one of the greatest moves for of his career because once in Los Angeles Troy began writing for Death Row Records and many more opportunities to work with celebrity artists open up. Here is where he worked with artist like Danny Boy, Michelle`, The Dogg Pound, TuPac, Mary J. Blige and Jodeci. After working at Death Row Records for a few years, he later formed a group called Emoja and was introduced to American Idol Musician Randy Jackson. Troy Wimbley also has songs with Lil Wayne, Bryson Tiller, T Pain, and Sean Paul which most Troy's streams are platinum on Spotify. For purchasing or learning more about platinum artist/songwriter visit We hope you enjoy the story, the message and most important love the music!

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Saturday, September 17, 2022

Danny Boy - "This Song"

Chicago Creed Music Group releases the hot new single "THIS SONG" from Legendary R&B soul singer, Danny Boy. As you may know, former Death Row Artist, Danny Boy is beyond a legendary R&B soul singer. Danny Boy is a true artist, an author of his debut book, Stranded on Death Row, an entrepreneur opening up his restaurant Oh Danny Boy's on the westside of Chicago, and being comfortable as a gay Black man in supporting the LGBTQ+ community.

Thursday, March 18, 2021

When Suge Knight Dissed Eminem, P Diddy and J-Lo


Former Death Row Records' CEO Suge Knight Dissed Eminem, P. Diddy and Jennifer Lopez live on the Howard Stern show.

Jennifer Lopez sued Knight and Death Row Records for invasion of privacy after the Star tabloid reported that Suge Knight was planning to market a videotape titled "J. Lo Uncut: The Real Story" that featured Lopez and a former boyfriend engaging in sexual relations in the early '90s. However, Knight's lawyer denied the existence of any sex videotape.

Sunday, September 18, 2016

2Pac's Godfather Speaks

Writer/educator and former Black Panther Party organizer Jamal Joseph sat down with to discuss the legacy of Tupac Shakur, in an interview released on the 20th anniversary of his death on [September 13]. Having been one of Shakur's mother Afeni's comrades, and an elder whom Pac referred to as "uncle," Joseph, 63, had been in regular communication with the late icon prior to his death.

One of the looming questions among followers, since the murder that claimed Shakur's life at the age of 25, has been whether his death was the result of the lifestyle connected to his raw music, or a conspiracy to rid him because of his potential to become a revolutionary leader. According to one particular conversation Joseph shared, Tupac was aware that adversaries would plot his assassination, and it had all to do with him embracing a role as the later.

"He said 'Uncle Jamal, I realized something.' He said 'They're going to kill me.' He said 'They have to kill me because I'm a Shakur. My choice is, do I go out like Tony Montana from Scarface, or do I go out like Malcolm X? And I want to go out like Malcolm X," Joseph recalled being told while visiting Pac in Bellevue Hospital, following the Quad Studios shooting in November of 1994.

Joseph recollects becoming aware that Tupac had been making transitions in his life, ranging from a steady weening from alcohol and smoking to shifting his focus away from music, towards film, and looking to depart soon from Death Row Records and step his entrepreneurship up before he met his fatal end. Then there was his vision to build gains in the community, with a vision for community centers and the promotion of his Code of THUG LIFE platform to help direct gangs on a path towards transformation for the sake of community empowerment. It was a document which Joseph says, parallels the Black Panther Party's 10-Point Program by which he, Afeni, and many other of Tupac's Predecessors followed; which Joseph believes made him a target.

"Did he record so many songs because he believed he was going to die? I actually believe he recorded those many songs because he believed he was going to live ... I think he wanted to satisfy his contract and just go 'I promised you this many albums, here you go. I'm going to build this company, I'm going to do that.' So I do believe that that moment changed," said Joseph. "But yes, I think he was targeted because he was a Shakur, and because they know connected with that name is not just the legacy, but the activism, and the ability to organize millions."

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Diddy Gets Blamed For Biggie's Death

We don't know why the former bodyguard decided to speak, but he has. The bodyguard went on to say "You wanna reminisce brother? You wanna put Big and Wolf on a teleprompter and tell the world how much you love them? 

When in fact, you did nothing to save them? To help them? Let's reminisce on that night when we were at Andre Harrell's house and I told you that these cats were coming to kill us or try to get at us that night. I told you I had intel, but you didn't wanna hear it. Let's reminisce on the fact that I told our driver Kenny 'Run these next three lights. Run the lights Kenny.' Kenny ran the light, Big stopped at the light, Big gets killed. Wasn't meant for him bruh."

The death of Notorious B.I.G. has always been shrouded in mystery, with accusations of Death Row Records, gangs, the police and even Diddy being behind the murder of the Brooklyn rapper. Now, Diddy's former bodyguard, Anthony "Wolf" Jones, has come forward saying the mogul is responsible for the death of Biggie, and admits to being present during the 1999 nightclub shooting that involved rapper Shyne.

The bodyguard also spoke on how Diddy allegedly had his security team rally people to testify against Shyne in court, saying "Let's reminisce on how you had people on the security team find people to testify against Shyne. You a rat."

Monday, May 25, 2015

TWUM Best Rumors

Rumors are that The Wrap-Up Magazine is not too big on rumors spreaded across the internet, but we do post them from time to time. Rumors, as narrative IEDs, are low-cost, low-tech communication weapons that can be used by anyone to disrupt the efforts of communication. Take a look at some of the rumors we have helped to spread across the world wide web.

Tennessee Brings Back The Electric Chair
 Rumors are that Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam has signed a bill into law allowing the state to electrocute death row inmates in the event prisons are unable to obtain lethal injection drugs. In a related report by The Inquisitr, the state of Utah is considering bringing back firing squad executions for their death penalty because it’s considerably cheaper than lethal injection and other methods. But some people also say it’s a better way to go. (CLICK HERE TO READ MORE)

 Rumors are that +Juelz Santana may have signed a deal with +Young Money. According to Power 105.1′s DJ Prostyle’s blog, Dipset’s Juelz Santana has signed to Cash Money. According to Prostyle, a reliable source from Vlad TV broke the news of the joint venture between Juelz and YMCMB. The Bandana Santana has had a good relationship with the Cash Money Empire. (CLICK HERE TO READ MORE)

Trey Songz Confesses To Being a Homosexual
 Rumors are that R&B singer +Trey Songz did confess to being a homosexual. If so, then this is big for the gay community. He says he is not bisexual, but homosexual and one day will like to “Marry the man of his life”. rey Songz first admitted to being gay on Twitter when he tweeted from his official account, but later deleted to tweet. We believe coming out the closet is a very stressful choice for Songz as it is with most people. (CLICK HERE TO READ MORE)

Reason Drake And Rihanna Broke Up
 Trending now is the new rumors of why +Drake Graham and +Rihanna broke up. A source told Hollywood Life that the “Stay” singer gave Drake an ultimatum to win her back. The couple split because Rihanna felt like the “Trophies” rapper was neglecting her; Drake reportedly thought Rihanna was being too “needy.” (CLICK HERE TO READ MORE)

Lil Boosie Laughs At Jay Z
 Lil Boosie is back in the news, this time, rumors are that he was laughing at the Jay-z and Solange elevator fight. Boosie Boo took to twitter and said "Jay-z got 99 problems and solange every last one." How funny is that. (CLICK HERE TO READ MORE)

The Water Monster Spotted In Mexico
 Rumors are that the once disappeared water monster that was named exstinct has been spotted in Mexico. exico's salamander-like axolotl apparently hasn't disappeared from its only known natural habitat in Mexico City's few remaining lakes. (CLICK HERE TO READ MORE)

Waldorf Astoria Opening In Beverly Hills
 Rumors are that the +Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts will be opening in Beverly Hills in 2017. Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts unveiled designs and announced the development of a Waldorf Astoria hotel in Beverly Hills, a partnership between a private investor group led by Alagem Capital Group and clients of Guggenheim Partners. The brand plans to open the new Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills in 2017.

Kim Kardashian Spending Habbits
 Rumors are that $1 Million dollars a month is spent on shopping by +Kim Kardashian. I guess Kim burns through money like no one else. She’s the rich version of living paycheck to paycheck. (CLICK HERE TO READ MORE)

Saturday, January 19, 2019

How Master P Survived A Decade Of Music

When Master P first entered the music industry, it was never about music. Percy Miller is a business man all the way around the board.

The No Limit Soldiers kept the music industry on lock by releasing new content every month. Upon arrival with his debut album "Bout It Bout It" Master P had the largest movie and soundtrack surfacing during that time.

Back in 2014, in an interview with VladTV, Master P recently claimed to have sold as many as 75 million albums during his tenure with No Limit Records. Having gained immense popularity in his musical career, Master P is also the CEO of P. Miller Enterprises. As of 2018, Master P's net worth is roughly $250 million.

Master P and the No Limit Soldiers was the hottest rap group until Cash Money records hit the scene to slow down their record sales. Master P created a hip-hop empire without registering on any mainstream radar. For several years, he operated solely in the rap underground.

Beginning in the early 1990s, the New Orleans native dominated the landscape for much of the decade with a staggering amount of product. Although many associate P with The Big Easy, he established the No Limit brand in Northern California.

Shifting the label to New Orleans, P signed Mystikal, Kane & Abel, Mia-X, the late Soulja Slim and former Death Row artist Snoop Dogg.

It wasn’t all music with Master P, as the mogul’s film company continues to release films independently in DVD format to this day. P has been engaged in several business ventures over the years and the introduction of the digital-only No Limit Forever record entity only solidifies he’s not going anywhere soon.

Sunday, August 7, 2022

What Happened to Ruthless Records?


Ruthless Records was an American record label founded by Eric "Eazy-E" Wright and Jerry Heller in Compton, California in 1986. Suge Knight had a major role in the downfall of Ruthless. He conned Dre,Miche'lle and the DOC to leave Easy E with stories of how Heller was ripping them off.

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Gansta Marcus Talks Birdman And Suge Knight

Gansta Marcus released a statement to The Wrap-Up Magazine about Birdman and Suge Knight. He speaks on Lil Wayne suing the person who found him, and Suge Knight facing prison time. Read and comment on the statement below as they are stated by him.

"The beef the is acquiring between Lil Wayne and Birdman is small to tell you the truth. All +Lil Wayne wants is him money that he feel is owed to him. Birdman has not made a statement on the current situation, but i'm sure he is working out something behind the scenes. At least I hope for legal sakes."

Friday, October 26, 2018

Suge Knight Transferred To Prison

Suge arrived Tuesday at Wasco State Prison and from the looks of his miserable mug shot above, it doesn’t seem like the former music mogul is excited about his new spot.

He’ll have to go through physical and mental examinations and review his records before getting settled at Wasco. Depending on the results he can stay there, or be transferred to another prison.

The jail is in the middle of nowhere in Kern County, and has 400 beds. It’s definitely a stretch in comparison to what the former Death Row Records CEO was used to during his prime, celebrating in Hollywood with the likes of Tupac, Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg.

Suge Knight took a plea deal last month and was sentenced to 28 years in jail. He got credit for time served, but fortunately for him, due to prison overcrowding, he may be out in about 10 years.

Thursday, February 3, 2022

Do You Think Suge Knight Is Telling The Truth About Jay-Z?


Former Death Row CEO Suge Knight, who is currently serving 28 years in prison on a murder charge, claims that the statement from “1-900-Hustler” isn’t completely true. In an old interview on Last Call with Carson Daly, Suge alleges that Hov was taped up, gagged, and robbed while in Los Angeles

Friday, October 5, 2018

Suge Knight Sentenced to 28 Years in Prison

Suge Knight
Suge Knight was sentenced to 28 years in prison on Thursday (October 4) afternoon for the murder of Terry Carter.

Suge struck a plea deal for the sentence on September 20, days before standing trial for murder and attempted murder.

Suge Knight has accepted a plea deal for 28-years after pleading no contest to voluntary manslaughter in the murder of Terry Carter, according to TMZ. The Death Row founder will be credited time served for the 3 1/2 years he spent in jail leading up to his sentencing. Suge will also be on parole for three years following his prison sentence.

Suge Knight Collapses In Court Video

Suge's prior felony convictions also made this sentencing much harsher. He received five extra years because the murder was considered "serious and violent" as well as another year tacted on for using the truck as a deadly weapon.

According to TMZ, Suge Knight has struck a plea deal in the murder case of Terry Carter this afternoon (September 20). Suge was facing life in prison for killing Carter in 2015 in the parking lot of Tam's Burgers in Compton. He also ran over Cle "Bone" Sloan," who was injured but survived.

Suge has maintained that he wasn't trying to hurt Sloan or Carter and says he was trying to escape after believing that they were both about to shoot him. Suge has been behind bars awaiting trial since the 2015 incident.

Friday, April 8, 2022

FSG partners with Eminem


Jimmy Iovine co-founded Interscope Records in the early 1990s and played a huge role in the funding and set-up of Death Row Records. It was Jimmy Iovine who signed Tupac Shakur to his first recording contract and it was Jimmy Iovine who played an enormous role in launching the careers of Dr Dre and Eminem. So strong was his relationship with Dr Dre they co-founded the hugely successful Beats Electronics (popularly known as Beats by Dre) business in 2006, a business that would dominate the sector and that the duo would eventually sell for $3bn to Apple in 2014. James was also a silent investors in Beats when it was sold to Apple.

Monday, May 1, 2017

50 Cent Gets New Late Night Show

BET is bringing a late night show to fans of sketch comedy, and 50 Cent will be its producer, host, and namesake.

50 first announced the coming of 50 Central through a vague Instagram post last week. On Sunday, April 30, followers got a broader insight into what the production might look like, with him posting a teaser in which he touts it as "a platform that allows us to get all those hidden talents out in the open." In the caption of the post 50 makes mention of inviting some of the trendy content makers and breakers around social media on for a chance at fame.

"Expect the unexpected. It's me having freedom. That's a different type of comedy, it's a little more edgier than the things you've seen in the past, and BET at night, they're going to let me to do what I've gotta do," he says.

BET has been on a hot streak so far as news of the various new productions viewers can expect to see coming to fruition over the next year or two, goes. Only days ago the network announced that it will be following up on the success of The New Edition Story with a drama series based on the life of Bobby Brown, and a documentary on Death Row Records. 50 has been no slouch himself, continuing to branch off of his Starz network Power fame with new deals, including his agreement with Sony to produce two new crime drama series' [Oath and RPN] for its Crackle streaming platform.