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It may have taken Meek Mill going to prison to finally squash his beef with Drake. During a show in Melbourne, Australia, Drizzy moved past his much-publicized beef with Meek with a message of support for his incarcerated rival.

“I see you got the ‘Free Meek Mill’ T-shirt,” he told an audience member. “Free Meek Mill too. You right.”

Meek has received an outpouring of support from fellow Hip Hop artists after he was sentenced to two to four years in prison for violating his probation. JAY-Z is arguably the most prominent critic of Meek’s sentencing, penning an op-ed about it for the New York Times.

The alleged actions of the judge presiding over Meek’s case have only made the criticism louder. Vic Mensa recently joined the growing list of critics in a recent interview with HipHopDX.

“The powers that be want Meek Mill to be a slave of the state. Point blank, period,” Mensa told DX. “Let’s not forget that a fat cat in a tall building gets paid off of every inmate. In many ways, they’re still privatized prisons all across this country. There’s prison labor being used to produce everything from Starbucks cups to pencils. And slave laborers, you know what I’m saying? And they want Meek Mill as a ward of the state.”

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Meek Mill was moved into general population at a new prison after the Philly rapper requested he be taken out of solitary confinement, according to TMZ. A State Correctional Institution official who works at the Chester, Pennsylvania facility reportedly said Meek was out of Camp Hill and at their prison in his own cell.

Earlier this week, Meek had demanded to be removed from solitary confinement for fear it would wreak havoc on his mental state. His attorneys reportedly said prison officials were concerned about Meek’s interactions with other inmates considering his celebrity status.

With general population comes more privileges. The Wins & Losses rapper is now able to play basketball, jog, read at the on-site library, exercise in the yard and clock in some gym time. He will also have to choose a job, either cleaning cells or cooking, which only pays 19 cents an hour.

Countless fans and fellow artists alike have come out in support of Meek, including JAY-Z who recently penned an op-ed for the New York Times in Meek’s defense. A “Free Meek Mill” rally was held in Philly on Monday (November 13) and the flyer was shared by everyone from T.I. and Black Thought to Metro Boomin and Swizz Beatz.

Lawyers are currently fighting to get Meek’s two to four-year sentence thrown out. On Wednesday (November 15), TMZ reported Meek’s attorney filed court documents to get him released and request that his probation be terminated.

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Meek Mill takes another step forward at his freedom.

After news broke that Meek Mill was sentenced to two to four years behind bars, it didn’t take long for people to stir up an uproar. The reasoning behind his sentence was unjust and the judge responsible for the sentencing reportedly had it out for Meek in the first place. Despite all of this, his lawyer was not going to let Meek go to jail without a fight.

Meek has officially filed to be released from prison, TMZ reports. In addition to his release, he’s also demanding to have his probation completely terminated. They say the documents were filed earlier this morning in PA and it reportedly cites Judge Genece Brinkley’s personal beef with him as a result of the unfair sentencing. They documents they’ve acquired say Meek’s lawyer cites two separate incidents that violated his probation were ultimately dismissed charges. They even say Meek’s probation officer testified that he did well under probation. On top of that, they want his probation cleared due to the fact that he’s matured over time and he’s proven to be a responsible father, has a profession and has also shown that he’s “generally been rehabilitated.” They says he’s requested to be granted time served as well as his release.

The recently filed documents come at the heels of controversy surrounding Judge Genece Brinkley. After Meek’s attorney said that she had a personal vendetta against the rapper, he also filed to have the judge removed from the case completely. That came shortly after it was reported she was under investigation by the FBI for “possible extortionate demand.” Shortly after that, documents surfaced showing that she was allowing Meek associate with a convicted felon, which were against his probation conditions.

Earlier this week, fans and peers gathered in Philadelphia to rally for Meek Mill in freedom. Rick Ross and Dr. J as well as a large group of supporters were seen outside of the Criminal Justice Center in Meek’s hometown where they chanted “Free Meek.”

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Young Dolph speaks his mind about his relationship with Yo Gotti.

Young Dolph and Yo Gotti have had a well-documented beef for what seems like forever now, beginning when Gotti failed to sign the young rapper to his label back in 2014. Since then, there have been some very public shots fired, both verbal and physical, that have only added to the alleged hatred that cropped up between the two Memphis natives. Things came to a head earlier this summer, when Young Dolph was shot in what looked like a murder attempt. Thankfully, he did not succumb to those wounds and has since made a full recovery, but Yo Gotti was suspected to have some hand in making that happen.

#youngdolph says he has no interest in reconciling with #yogotti

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Earlier today, Young Dolph dropped by The Breakfast Club on Power 105.1 and chatted with DJ Envy, Angela Yee and Charlamagne Tha God about a variety of topics, including his long-standing beef with Gotti. Charlamagne called both men “cool individuals” and all three hosts asked him, in their own ways, if he could ever reconcile his differences with the “Rake It Up” emcee. In short, the answer from Dolph was a flat “no.” As you can see in the Instagram video clip above, the rapper was clearly unwilling to give too detailed an answer to the question, presumably because the thought of being on speaking terms with Yo Gotti is unfathomable at this point. However, he eventually relented and spoke about why he chooses to remain distant from his Memphis cohort.

“There ain’t nothing to move forward from,” he explained. “If I don’t respect you, if there’s something about you I just don’t respect, I just can’t sit and fake it,” he added later on. A pretty double-edged response to be sure, but it echoes similar sentiments when Yo Gotti was a guest on the same radio program not long ago. “I don’t got no issue,” Gotti told Charlamagne when he was asked the same question. “It’s probably the second or third time I’ve been up in here and said the same thing.” He doesn’t think the beef has gone too far but, clearly, the public perception is totally different.

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The Golden Globes has “Get Out” fans talking about what the movie really stands for.

Jordan Peele’s box office hit “Get Out” may have its funny moments, but labeling it as a comedy is a bit of a stretch.

The 2018 Golden Globes are already under fire after Entertainment Weekly reported that Jordan Peele’s hit film “Get Out” would be categorized as a comedy for the awards show. The Golden Globe Awards does not have a category for horror, which is the genre the film is typically classified as by critics and viewers.

Although the movie does employ satire, Peele has rejected the idea that it’s a comedy.

“I don’t think of it as a comedy,” Peele said earlier this year. “I think it has a satire to it. I took it very seriously as a thriller. I’m trying to scare people. There are a lot of laughs in it. But there’s no jokes in it.”

The internet went into a bit of a frenzy today after The Hollywood Foreign Press Association determined that the movie will compete as a comedy at the upcoming Golden Globes. If anything, the movie is a satirical horror film, that has a 99% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

The premise of the movie surrounds Rose (played by Allison Williams) who brings her black boyfriend, Chris, (played by Daniel Kaluuya) home to meet her parents. During the course of Chris’ visit, he takes the parents odd interactions as a sign of their reaction to the colour of his skin. As the weekend goes on a series of disturbing revelations prove that he was chosen to meet the family for a reason he could have never fathomed.

One of the characters in the film, Rod, (played by LilRel Howery) who for sure plays a funny character, called out the Academy’s actions on Twitter questioning if the motive behind the film was “that unrealistic.”

Jordan even chimed in, seemingly poking fun at whole matter in one simple tweet:

As many other Twitter users went off expressing how ridiculous the Golden Globes are even calling the film a comedy, it’s to be noted that the ruling of the genre is not made randomly. Those who submit the film have to decide what category it falls under and Mashable reports that Universal Pictures submitted Get Out as a comedy, in what can be taken as a strategic move. Since it has a satirical element, putting it in the less contentious comedy field could allow for more recognition as opposed being in the highly competitive drama category.

Get Out has grossed $253 million worldwide despite being made on just a $4.5 million budget. The massive success enabled Peele to become the first black writer-director with $100-million film debut and earned the highest-grossing feature debut for a writer/director of an original screenplay.

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Philadelphia, PA – A large group of Meek Mill fans and Rick Ross turned out in support of the incarcerated rapper at Monday’s (November 13) Rally For Meek, which took place outside the Criminal Justice Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Meek, whose real name is Robert Williams, was sentenced to two to four years in prison for violating probation stemming from a 2008 drug and gun conviction. The sentence has been deemed unjust by some, inspiring a petition for the Dreamchasers founder’s freedom.

 

Many in the Hip Hop community, including JAY-Z and Black Thought, have stood up for Meek and criticized the sentence handed down by Judge Genece Brinkley as being too harsh. Meek’s hometown fans took it a step further by showing up in full force on the streets of Philadelphia for the rally, which was highlighted by the attendance of Rick Ross.

“I’m here for one reason, I’m here to support my brother Meek Mill,” the Maybach Music Group leader told the crowd. “If it takes Meek Mill to draw this attention, we gon’ use Meek Mill to draw this attention that’s gonna speak for many others … This type of wrongful incarceration has, unfortunately, become the calling card in urban cities throughout the U.S.”

 

Meek has already checked into prison but according to TMZ, his lawyer Joe Tacopina is filing a motion to get the judge removed from the case. The attorney is also making an official complaint to the judicial conduct board.

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Rick Ross has joined the cast of the upcoming comedy The House Next Door, a sequel to 2016’s Meet The Blacks, according to Deadline.

The film, directed by Deon Taylor, stars Mike Epps, Katt Williams, Bresha Webb, Zulay Hena, Andrew Bachelor (aka social media star King Bach), Lil Duval, Michael Blackson, Tyrin Turner and Danny Trejo.

“It centers on overstressed Carl Black (Epps) who, after surviving a night of terror and becoming a best-selling author, moves his family back to his childhood home where he hopes to work on a new book,” Deadline writes. “But when his quirky neighborhood becomes host to a mysteriously extravagant pimp (Williams), Carl’s work is interrupted as his cousin becomes convinced the new neighbor is a vampire and is trying to steal Carl’s entire family away.”

Meet The Blacks grossed $9 million at the box office when it opened in 2016.

This isn’t The Teflon Don’s first foray into the world of film. In 2008, he starred in the Los Angeles-based crime drama Days of Wrath, which eventually had a nationwide release in 2014 following multiple delays. In 2013, the MMG frontman also had a brief role in the second season of STARZ’ period drama Magic City.

Earlier this year, Rick Ross revealed he was teaming up with Gucci Mane for an independent film project, though the details have remained scarce.

“ATL should love the fact that me and Guwop are going to film our first movie,” Rozay said in late March. “We doing that independently. We gon’ be beginning that in the next three months. That’s coming. That’s official. They gon’ see us swerving.”

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The moment every Eminem fanatic has been waiting for is here. The Detroit rap god has shared the first single from his upcoming ninth studio album, Revival. Titled “Walk On Water,” the song features a monster feature from Beyonce and Slim Shady’s signature hard-hitting delivery.

Produced by Rick Rubin, “Walk On Water” comes after weeks of build-up and clever marketing campaigns. Em’s highly anticipated album is rumored to be arriving on November 17.

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Dallas rapper 52 Savage is flaunting a new pair of pearly whites after receiving a new smile at Bensonhurst Dental in Brooklyn, New York.

52 uploaded several photos to Instagram with staff at the dental office before posting images of his dramatic dental makeover. The viral rapper/DJ, who is in his early 50s, even joked about being “32 Savage” in one video, now that he has all 32 teeth.

Savage wanted me by myself @katiekrattenmaker Skrrrrrrrrt

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Mixtape coming soon 💽 🔥🔥 @shadmoss @djswade50 // 📸 @onyskophotography

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Eager to show off his new chompers, 52 Savage appeared on The Breakfast Club on Friday (November 10) with his dentist, Daniel Rubenshtein. Rubenshtein explained that 52’s remaining teeth were used as anchors for his new teeth.

“We decided to use his actual healthy, four and a half teeth as anchors for the whole smile makeover. And basically that’s holding everything together. And it’s nice and tight in there,” Rubenshtein explained.

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While Wiz Khalifa fans wait on Rolling Papers 2, the Taylor Gang boss decided to drop some music to hold them over in the meantime. The creator of the smash hit “See You Again” has released a new mixtape titled Laugh Now, Fly Later.

Khalifa keeps the guests to a minimum with Casey Veggies making the long appearance. Production comes from heavy hitters such as J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League, Sledgren, Cookin’ Soul and 808 Mafia.

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