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CHARLOTTE, N.C. —
A teenager died after an overnight shooting in west Charlotte, police said.
Police said Khalil Malik Cousart, 13, was shot and killed.
Homicide Unit detectives arrested Damien Wright, 16, in connection with the shooting.
Police said they were called out to the intersection of Tuckaseegee Road and Parkway Avenue just after 1 a.m. Tuesday. Investigators were on the scene for several hours Tuesday morning.
Channel 9 has learned that police interviewed a woman who was driving in the area, when she was flagged down by a man with that teenager. Police said the woman pulled over and tried to help and then called police.
When police responded, they said they found the teen on the ground suffering from a gunshot wound.
Medic rushed the teen to Carolinas Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.
Police said Wright and Cousart knew each other and it was not a random act.
MMG bawse Rick Ross has went No. 1 on the billboards with his new album God Forgives, I Don’t. As reported by Billboard, the album has sold 215,015 units in first week album sales. The “Bawse” announced the good news on Twitter, tweeting, “It’s official! “God Forgives, I Don’t” no.1 Album in the country selling 225, 400 in its first week!!!!! @DefJamRecords #wellorchestrated.”
Rick Ross is reportedly planning to release a video for every track on the album, in the next few weeks. With Rozay trailblazing the path for the rest of his fellow MMG conglomerates, expectations for the next release will be undoubtedly high. The next album coming from the MMG camp will be Meek Mill’s debut album Dreams and Nightmares, which has been pushed back from its original released date of August 28th. No solid release date has been announced as of yet.
Ms. Melodie (a/k/a Romona Parker) of Boogie Down Productions fame has been confirmed dead this afternoon. Anonymous sources confirmed the tragic news to TheUrbanDaily.com, although the cause and details are still unknown.
In addition to releasing 1989′s Diva on Jive/Zomba Records, Melodie, a Brooklyn, New York native, appeared on “Self Destruction” from the Stop The Violence Movement. She also appeared on Queen Latifah’s hit “Ladies First.” A longtime affiliate of B.D.P., Melodie was also the first wife of the group’s front-man, KRS-One. When the pair split in the early 1990s, Melodie stepped away from Hip Hop, as Boogie Down Productions spawned the solo careers of KRS, D-Nice and others.
Melodie was mentioned in Nas’ 2006 song “Where Are They Now?” as the Queens, New York emcee stated, “I hope she packin’ a bankroll.”
Melodie’s passing comes less than two weeks after another late 1980s alum, KMG from Above The Law, also died.
B.G.’s legal saga has come to an unfortunate conclusion for the New Orleans rapper.
Nola.com reports that the former Hot Boy was sentenced Wednesday (July 18) to 14 years in federal prison for gun possession and witness tampering.
The report provides that B.G. arrived in a jumpsuit, and sat in a wheelchair.
The rapper, who was arrested after a 2009 traffic stop, previously pleaded guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm. He then obstructed justice by convincing one of his associates to claim ownership of the gun.
Prosecutors reportedly sough a 25-year prison sentence, citing B.G.’s past criminal activity. Prosecutors also claimed that he was “profiting off of New Orleans’ “cycle of violence,” pointing to his music videos as an example, but U.S. District Judge Ginger Berrigan declined to use them as a basis for a lengthier sentence.
Andre 3000 recently hit Ireland to begin shooting the Jimi Hendrix biopic All is By My Side, but the Jimi Hendrix estate isn’t happy with the film’s creation.
According to WSJ, Experience Hendrix LLC has released a statement explaining how it’s not on board with the project. It says that it “has made it known many times in the past that no such film, were it to include original music or copyrights created by Jimi Hendrix, can be undertaken without its full participation.”
The estate had previously opposed the biopic, but says that it hasn’t entirely ruled out getting involved in a similar project in the future. “Experience Hendrix CEO Janie Hendrix, sister of Jimi Hendrix, and the EH board have not ruled out a ‘biopic’ in the future though producing partners would, out of necessity, have to involve the company from the inception of any such film project if it is to include original Jimi Hendrix music or compositions.”
UPDATE: According to RS, the Jimi Hendrix biopic will not feature any of the late artist’s original music. Instead, Andre 3000 will cover songs by The Beatles, Muddy Waters, Elmore James and several Curtis Knight and the Squires songs on which Hendrix served as a backup musician.