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Former Bad Boy Star Craig Mack Reportedly Passes Away

Fans have waited years for Yasiin Bey and Talib Kweli to release another Black Star album. According to Bey, the wait is almost over.

During a Madlib DJ set in Denver, Colorado, the MC formerly known as Mos Def claimed he and Kweli have teamed up with the Stones Throw producer for an entire project.

“New Black Star with Madlib, Talib Kweli, Yasiin, coming soon!” Bey says in a clip uploaded by a Reddit user who attended the show. “All Madlib, all day. 2018, Madlib, Black Star. Madlib Black Star.”

https://soundcloud.com/mellowtooth/yasiin-bey-announces-madlib-x-blackstar-from-madlibs-dj-set-in-denver-021118

The return of Black Star is surprising since Bey announced his retirement in 2016. The former Mos Def planned to release three albums before calling it quits but only released one, Dec 99th with producer Ferrari Sheppard.

Black Star’s one and only album, Mos Def & Talib Kweli Are Black Star, was released in 1998. The critically acclaimed LP was a defining project for Rawkus Records, which was one of the premier labels for alternative Hip Hop in the late ’90s and early 2000s. Bey and Kweli would later release their debut solo albums through Rawkus.

Listen to one of Black Star’s classic tracks, “Respiration,” below.

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Trey Songz Turns Himself In For Domestic Violence Charge: Report

Trey Songz has turned himself in to the authorities, reports say.


Trey Songz has been dealing with some legal issues over the past month or so. It's nothing necessarily new for him but the latest legal matters on his plate are due to allegedly beating a woman down at a club during All-Star Weekend in February. After denying any sort of wrong doing, it's reported that the singer turned himself in to the LAPD earlier this morning where he's facing felony charge for domestic violence.

According to TMZ, Trey Songz turned himself in this morning around 6 a.m. to face a domestic violence charge. However, he was later released on $50K bond. 

Interestingly enough, the singer took to Twitter around the same time to deliver a message to his followers.

"For weeks my lawyers & Mgmt have asked me not to comment on this and I initially agreed but this morning I feel that my fam, the women that raised me, my friends & fans especially the youth need to hear from me. I am being lied on and falsely accused for someone’s personal gain," he said.

For weeks my lawyers & Mgmt have asked me not to comment on this and I initially agreed but this morning I feel that my fam, the women that raised me, my friends & fans especially the youth need to hear from me. I am being lied on and falsely accused for someone’s personal gain

— Trey Songz (@TreySongz) March 19, 2018

According to the report, Trey Songz lawyer has told the investigating detectives on the case that Songz accuser story is filled with many inconsistencies. Songz has also stated that there's eye witnesses that have refuted the victim's claims.

Last week, she held a press conference going into detail about what allegedly happened. She claimed Trey Songz beat her so hard that she ended up in the hospital. She was also recently granted a temporary restraining order against the singer. 

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