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Friday, February 28, 2014

Carjacking Ring Busted In New Jersey

Dozens of people were arrested for operating an international crime ring that stole luxury SUVs in New York and New Jersey, many in carjackings, then resold them in West Africa. Of the 160 cars recovered during the 10-month “Operation Jacked” investigation, at least 27 were forcibly stolen during carjackings.

The operation allegedly trafficked mainly in luxury SUVs – particularly those made by Land Rover, BMW and Mercedes Benz – that were stolen and then taken to underground garages or other locations to “cool off” so members of the ring could determine whether they contained tracking devices. “Wheel men” would then move the vehicles to different locations while deals were made with people acting as fences who would pay $4,000 to $8,000 apiece.

Other members of the group would then arrange for the cars to be shipped out of New York and New Jersey ports to African countries where the cars were outfitted with fake documents and resold for as much as $100,000 per vehicle.

Carjackers and thieves, who worked in “theft crews,” were typically paid $4,000 to $8,000 for a stolen car by street-level fences, who sold cars up the chain to higher-level fences. Shippers loaded the cars into shipping containers, which were taken to ports for transport by ship to West Africa, according to Hoffman.

29 people were charged for their various roles in the ring. They’re facing various charges ranging from first-degree racketeering to first-degree carjacking. New Jersey has been having a problem with high-profile carjackings this year — a man was fatally shot in a Short Hills mall parking garage during a struggle for his Range Rover in December, and thieves nearly made off with a 15-year-old girl when her mom briefly left her in a running car in Newark.

Friday, May 23, 2014

Ashlee Holmes Quits Real Housewives Of New Jersey

Rumors are that +Ashlee Holmes has quit the +Real Housewives of New Jersey. After Jacqueline announced that she will not be returning for the upcoming 6th season of RHONJ (but she will have a guest role on Caroline Manzo's spinoff Manzo'd With Children), Ashlee got on twitter to slam the show that made her weave-tugging, aimless misbehavior (and terrible hatwear) a national 'What Not To Do'.

Ashlee continued, "I don't know about you all but I think #ManzodWithChildren is going to be so much fun to watch. No more negativity. #positiveenergy #family." #NOT. Ashlee Holmes is apparently bummed that she no longer gets that Bravo income since her mom Jacqueline Laurita was fired from Real Housewives of New Jersey. And of course, without that Bravo income, she won't be able to pay for anymore of that plastic surgery!

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Gennaro – Illuminati Puppets @gennaromusic


Indie Singer/Songwriter from the New Jersey Metro Area Gennaro releases new music titled "Illuminati Puppets". In his own words: "I have been recording songs since 2010. I am currently working with a Producer ,Krush Offical, out of Brooklyn NY. I have songs that span a number of Genres including Rock, Pop, EDM, R&B and Reggae. I have showcased my songs in Music venues in NYC, Brooklyn and New Jersey."

Saturday, March 28, 2020

NW Emcee MIZ releases new single "Higher Ground" prod. Nem Nieves | @RealLifeMIZ


Olympia, Washington emcee MIZ has been putting out music since 2004. The New Jersey and Northwest veteran has 10 full projects under his belt and numerous more song releases to add to that. In the year 2020 MIZ shows he still has a passion for the microphone. 

HIs newest single, "Higher Ground" was produced by New Jersey beatmaker Nem Nieves formerly known as Nemisis. The East Coast producer has a lengthy discography that includes work with such notable artists as: Nino Bless, Kid Vishis and Von Pea of Tanya Morgan. "Higher Ground" features a sample of Florence and the Machine's song, "Leave My Body". This track will be the first of a string of singles being released by MIZ in the upcoming weeks.

Monday, January 26, 2015

The Racist State Of America Persists

Tracist state violence has been a consistent theme in the history of people of African descent in North America, it has become especially noteworthy during the administration of the first African-American president, whose very election was widely interpreted as heralding the advent of a new, postracial era.


The sheer persistence of police killings of black youth contradicts the assumption that these are isolated aberrations. Trayvon Martin in Florida and Michael Brownin Ferguson, Missouri, are only the most widely known of the countless numbers of black people killed by police or vigilantes during the Obama administration. And they, in turn, represent an unbroken stream of racist violence, both official and extra-legal, from slave patrols and the Ku Klux Klan, to contemporary profiling practices and present-day vigilantes.

More than three decades ago Assata Shakur was granted political asylum by Cuba, where she has since lived, studied and worked as a productive member of society. Assata was falsely charged on numerous occasions in the United States during the early 1970s and vilified by the media. It represented her in sexist terms as “the mother hen” of the Black Liberation Army, which in turn was portrayed as a group with insatiably violent proclivities. Placed on the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted list, she was charged with armed robbery, bank robbery, kidnap, murder, and attempted murder of a policeman. Although she faced 10 separate legal proceedings, and had already been pronounced guilty by the media, all except one of these trials – the case resulting from her capture – concluded in acquittal, hung jury, or dismissal. Under highly questionable circumstances, she was finally convicted of being an accomplice to the murder of a New Jersey state trooper.

Four decades after the original campaign against her, the FBI decided to demonise her once more. Last year, on the 40th anniversary of the New Jersey turnpike shoot-out during which state trooper Werner Foerster was killed, Assata was ceremoniously added to the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted Terrorist list. To many, this move by the FBI was bizarre and incomprehensible, leading to the obvious question: what interest would the FBI have in designating a 66-year-old black woman, who has lived quietly in Cuba for the last three and a half decades, as one of the most dangerous terrorists in the world – sharing space on the list with individuals whose alleged actions have provoked military assaults on Iraq, Afghanistan and Syria?

A partial – perhaps even determining – answer to this question may be discovered in the broadening of the reach of the definition of “terror”, spatially as well as temporally. Following the apartheid South African government’s designation of Nelson Mandela and the African National Congress as “terrorists”, the term was abundantly applied to US black liberation activists during the late 1960s and early 70s.

President Nixon’s law and order rhetoric entailed the labelling of groups such as the Black Panther party as terrorist, and I myself was similarly identified. But it was not until George W Bush proclaimed a global war on terror in the aftermath of 11 September 2001 that terrorists came to represent the universal enemy of western “democracy”. To retroactively implicate Assata Shakur in a putative contemporary terrorist conspiracy is also to bring those who have inherited her legacy, and who identify with continued struggles against racism and capitalism, under the canopy of “terrorist violence”. Moreover, the historical anti-communism directed at Cuba, where Assata lives, has been dangerously articulated with anti-terrorism. The case of the Cuban 5 is a prime example of this.

This use of the war on terror as a broad designation of the project of 21st-century western democracy has served as a justification of anti-Muslim racism; it has further legitimised the Israeli occupation of Palestine; it has redefined the repression of immigrants; and has indirectly led to the militarisation of local police departments throughout the country. Police departments – including on college and university campuses – have acquired military surplus from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan through the Department of Defense Excess Property Program. Thus, in response to the recent police killing of Michael Brown, demonstrators challenging racist police violence were confronted by police officers dressed in camouflage uniforms, armed with military weapons, and driving armoured vehicles.

The global response to the police killing of a black teenager in a small midwestern town suggests a growing consciousness regarding the persistence of US racism at a time when it is supposed to be on the decline. Assata’s legacy represents a mandate to broaden and deepen anti-racist struggles. In her autobiography published this year, evoking the black radical tradition of struggle, she asks us to “Carry it on. / Pass it down to the children. /Pass it down. Carry it on … / To Freedom!”

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Smoov Jonez - Crush

Smoov Jonez was born in South, New Jersey were he made a name for himself freestyling rap lyrics at parties and popular hang outs throughout the Camden County area of New Jersey. Now he has a new visual out tiled "Crush."

After recording his first song at a friends home studio, Jonez began taking his song writing serious. He stayed in the mix of the music scene ghost writing for artist and occasionally recording tracks. Watch it first here.

Sunday, February 6, 2022

Beyonce Reacts To Jay Z Having A Secret Son

 


Jay Z is juggling another life drama — his longtime court battle with his alleged secret son, Rymir Satterthwaite! Satterthwaite has taken his paternity case to federal court, requesting that they assist him in moving the case forward. Satterthwaite has been involved in a paternity fight with the rapper since 2011.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Lil Kim Files Bankrupt


Back in 1997, Kimberly “Lil Kim” Jones famously rapped about being “all about the Benjamins.” But today, the platinum-selling hip-hop artist is singing a very different tune. According to The New York Daily News, Jones has filed for Chapter 13 bankruptcy in New Jersey and has racked up more than $4 million in debt.

Jones, who had a net worth of $18 million in 2017, filed for bankruptcy protection on May 8, just three days before a bank foreclosed on her $3.1 million mansion in Alpine, New Jersey. Court documents show that she owes $664,474 in late mortgage payments for the $2.3 million loan she used to finance the property in 2002. The 6,000-square-foot home is scheduled to go up for auction on June 29.

In addition, the Queen Bee owes a total of $1,845,451 in back taxes after accumulating $1,469,105 in unpaid federal taxes and $376,346.74 in unpaid state taxes from 2004–2017. She also owes $186,000 in legal fees.

The “Get Money” rapper owns $2,573,300 in assets, which includes a 2000 Mercedes worth $4,200, a 2005 Bentley worth $52,600, $25,000 in jewelry, $25,000 in household furniture, $5,000 in electronics, and $5,000 in apparel, reports The Blast. Jones lists her cash on hand as $2,500.

Court documents show that the Brooklyn-born rapper’s income has dropped from $823,659 in 2016 to just $398,000 last year. She generates $18,286 each month through her company Queen Bee Entertainment. However, $12,784 goes toward monthly expenses that include $2,200 on wardrobe, while $10,410 is allocated toward travel and entertainment. She also has a monthly mortgage payment of $6,610.

The Blast reports that Jones offered to pay $5,500 to her creditors for the next 60 months in addition to selling her home to repay or modify her mortgage on the property in order to pay off her debt. However, the trustee for the bankruptcy has objected to her proposal.


Thursday, May 23, 2013

We Run New Jersey Mixtape


DJ BarcoTheBoss releases mix-tape full of unsigned artist from the underground of New Jersey. With track titled "Bodybag", "Footwork", "Jersey", and more.

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Madison Jay (@themadisonjay) - "Hot Sh!t" | Shot by KD Vizuals

Just in time for the November 1st release of Madison’s new project ‘DIASTEMA’ Madison Jay announces it’s time to heat the 4th quarter up once again by unleashing the much anticipated music video for his single “Hot Shit”! Produced By New Jersey Legendary producer Clinton Place. If you can remember Madison dropped the single ‘Hot Shit’ last December just in time for the new year. Almost a year later Wake County’s Finest brings forth the flashy new visual Directed by frequent video collaborator KD Vizuals (“FTA Freestyle 2” and “5th Dimension”). The NC artist is on the Verge of Dropping his second album this year! Previous release was the Purple fried Chicken which is still in heavy rotation. Madison has alot coming up with interviews at shade 45 & couple spot tour Dates. Catch Madison & Friends making it HOT in this spicy new visual now!

Friday, May 24, 2019

Video: AlottaCa$h - "Tweed"


New Jersey hype, AlottaCa$h, shares his new video titled, "Tweed."

With Ca$h's growing following, and consistent rollout of new music, it's safe to say that the rising hype is starting to make his own lane and lock things down in his city.

There's plenty more to come from AlottaCa$h, so stay tuned!

Check out the official new video, "Tweed,' below and more new music from AlottaCa$h via "Spotify."

IG: @CashDusse

Official “Tweed,” video link, here!




Monday, August 16, 2021

Jay-Z Wants to Invest in a Sportsbook Betting Platform

 


Just days after Jay-Z and Roc Nation took part in a $325 million investment in the Fanatics sports e-commerce platform, the rapper, along with Fanatics onwer and Philadelphia 76ers co-owner Michael Rubin have applied for a New York gaming license to form Fanatics Sportsbook. The news was first reported by TMZ and ESPN and confirmed by Variety. A rep for Roc Nation had no comment.

Wednesday, July 7, 2021

Nate Dingo - Movie (feat. Kmwurld & YDZ)

 


International vibes capture surreal-like state of life on hot new track ‘Movie’ 

NEWARK, NJ – Sometimes the things that happen in life can feel so surreal that it’s like you’re living in the middle of a movie. That’s the concept behind the hot new single from East Coast artist Nate Dingo. “Movie” is a laid-back R&B and Hip-hop fusion with an international edge that’s got such a catchy groove that it’s already lighting up the East Coast after only a couple of weeks of release. Featuring fellow East Coast artists Kmwurld and YDZ, the song uses an Afro-beat foundation and some amazing flows to capture that feeling of celebration through a very mainstream type of song. 

Monday, December 25, 2017

Jim Jones Mother House Catches Fire


The Dipset rapper shared a video on Instagram of what appears himself in front of a scenery filled with firefighters, and fire trucks with ladders.

Sunday, May 15, 2022

Flow4Thought (@flow4thought) - "Toxic"

Flow4Thought born as Dezmonde Thomas developed his stage name and presence within the music scene. As the New Jersey native stepped into his new shoes as an artist, he embodied his new alias, Flow4thought. He describes the meaning behind the name “F.L.O.W." is an acronym that stands for, ‘For Love of Writing’. 

Thursday, January 17, 2019

#Stream Da Real EKG - Jiggle like Jello @kingofthadot



New Jersey rapper Da Real EKG releases his previous track Jiggle like Jello on all available digital streaming services.

Hailing from Dothan, Alabama by way of Newark, New Jersey, EKG is a driven, passionate and charismatic artist with a unique approach to his blend of hip-hop. His sound bridges the gaps between old school grit and modern punch, connecting with listeners through high-energy release, uplifting melodies, and a thought-provoking lyrical flow.

Monday, September 21, 2020

Saynave (@Saynave) - "Resume"

Recently Rapper/Producer Saynave delivered the audio to his new single "Resume," which is the first single from his yet to be titled project. The Philadelphia-based, New Jersey-born, artist, hopes to bring back both the depth and complexities of the East Coast boom-bap era and the energy and attitude of the new generation of rappers. Saynave is bringing in a new chapter to his music career by working with Wealth Nation Entertainment. Saynave has released singles, videos and projects previously under the former stage name of N.ave. Extended Plays under the N.ave moniker and he released, Black Professional (2017) and Black Magic (2018). Saynave’s first release under the name was a hard hitting EP titled Youngboy Bangerz. After previously delivering the singles "French Toast," and "Smart Girl," this young Philly upstart hopes to build on his previous successful EP Youngboy Bangers which he put together with the help of producer Noshadow. The project will be released with Sony Music Ent./Orchard/Wealth Nation.

Friday, November 6, 2020

Album: Made Millie - “Bird Talk”



New Jersey native, now hailing from, Atlanta, Georgia, Made Millie, stops by to deliver her debut project, Bird Talk.

Inspired by her late brother, Made Millie, has tried her best to overcome hardships, while coping with the loss of one of her biggest supporters. 


"The process behind Bird Talk was really tough, I started it a week after my brother passed away. I just wanted to escape and just have fun. I needed fun because I didn’t wanna mourn. I didn’t want to believe what had happened.

 

It took a year to get the sound I was going for, a lot of trial and error but overall I’m happy with how the project turned out." - Made Millie

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Would You Make An Appearance For #300k

Carey’s kicking off December with an appearance Tuesday night at a Pier 1 pop up store in New York, where Confidenti@l has learned she’s being paid a whopping $300,000 to attend the event for just one hour. Our favorite little Christmas elf is already spreading holiday fear wherever she goes, this time making demands for an appearance which could land her on the naughty list.

Our insider adds that Carey gave final approval on the invite before it went out, requesting that she be called “The Queen of Christmas,” at the “Pier 1 Imports: Christmas Pop-Up Storybook” at 503 Broadway. The invite didn’t stop there, reminding potential guests that they will be joining “the biggest selling female recording artist of all time,” who we hear will arrive around 7:30 p.m. — more than 90-minutes after the event starts.

Carey is also in town to appear at a Dec. 5 concert at the Prudential Center in New Jersey, “Hot for the Holidays featuring Busta Rhymes & Friends” and has been doing promotional appearances while here. But since holding a grudge against one network that burned her last year, Carey --who celebrates Christmas with the enthusiasm of a dozen sprightly reindeer on the loose -- appeared on Nov. 27 on a pre-taped “Good Morning America” interview segment with Amy Robach to promoting her new children’s book, “All I want for Christmas is You.” The songstress was also there to push her new movie, “A Christmas Melody,” set to air on the Hallmark Channel.

She chose ABC to hawk her goods in the segment taped on Nov. 11, because of last year’s debacle with NBC, when disgruntled techies working for the Peacock network leaked a painful vocals-only recording of her Rockefeller Center tree lighting appearance. Apparently they were miffed because she had kept them waiting for three hours in the cold. Carey did appear on a float at the Thanksgiving Day Parade last week, which aired on NBC, but we’re told that’s because it was a Macy’s production. No word yet on if Carey will change her mind and schedule an NBC appearance.

Monday, March 30, 2020

Video: Sunnie - "We're Rolling"




New Jersey songstress, Sunnie, delivers her brand new single, "We're Rolling."

The new hitter is rumored to be featured on Sunnie's forthcoming album.

“The album/Intro is about perspective, new beginnings & getting to know yourself better. It’s also about getting more familiar with the parts of you that were always there. I hope it can inspire others who feel similar to me.” - Sunnie

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