Kodak Black is looking at a decade behind bars if convicted for illegally purchasing firearms.
A grand jury indicted Bill Kapri, Kodak Black‘s government name, yesterday on two counts of falsifying documents to purchase firearms. The Pompano Beach rapper is now facing up to 10 years in prison and a fine of $250,000 if convicted for making a false statement in the acquisition and attempted acquisition of a firearm. The penalty could be even higher since the Dying To Live rapper has a lengthy rap sheet with the law.
Kodak was arrested last weekend at Rolling Loud Music Festival in Miami. Law enforcement officials have been on to him, and he even got tipped off by one of his fans. The rapper allegedly attempted to purchase firearms at a gun store in Florida named, Lou’s Police Distributors.
Authorities say he lied on the application saying that he wasn’t facing any other serious criminal charges at the time that he was purchasing the gun. Kodak Black currently has criminal cases pending before the courts. He is also a convicted felon which means that he shouldn’t be buying guns in the first place.
Kodak Black may have been looking to replenish his arsenal for his protection following the seizure of his guns at the Canadian – U.S. border last month. Law enforcement authorities also searched his tour buses in Washington D.C. and found weapons. Project Baby also has a pending rape case before the courts in South Carolina.
Vybz Kartel Says Sean Paul & Shaggy Doesn’t Make ‘Authentic Dancehall’ Music
Vybz Kartel doesn’t think Sean Paul and Shaggy makes “authentic dancehall” music.
The dancehall music oppression has sparked a national conversation in Jamaica about the preservation of the culture. Emotions were already running high when some of the industry’s biggest names took to Instagram to have an open and honest discussion on the future of Jamaican music. Among the big names sounding off on the issue are Vybz Kartel, Skatta Burrell, and NotNice.
Urban Islandz reported that UK radios are replacing reggae/dancehall music with Afrobeats. The news came out of the left field for most fans, but others believe it could have been projected from the music trends in the last few years where we see Afrobeats artists actually biting the Jamaican dancehall style in their music, and they wouldn’t be the first genre to do so.
Taking to Instagram to share the disappointing news, producer Notnice voiced his opinion on the matter in a lengthy post that was later reposted by Skatta Burrell, who weighed in with an equally long caption. “We producers need to play our part in curving the sound of the music coming from Jamaica the hub of dancehall and reggae,” Notnice wrote. “When is the last time we had a real international hit coming out of Jamaica? But everyday I hear many chart topping songs globally that’s mimicking our dancehall sound,” the producer continued. “So how can they see the value of our music and we can’t?”
Skatta Burrell’s post cited, “Dancehall has been on life support locally for a tall while now. Not because it’s no longer great but because the real players who understand the sound stepped back and refuse to unite and collaborate in order to keep the movement going, he said. “I don’t blame the Yutes cause they doing what they doing and it’s working for em. I lay the blame at all who know better and refuse to step up and be a voice,” Skatta wrote.
The conversation caught the attention of dancehall guru Vybz Kartel who had this to say: “Unuh buy music none at all or support ntn? S**k unuh mada a social media mek unuh tink unuh opinion matters …youths dictate what music is so stfu and go sort out unuh life unuh cyaa stop ntn @skattaburrell bless mi General” Kartel wrote. In another comment the deejay said, “Shaggy or sean paul do “authentic dancehall”? No! but dem sell because major label de behind dem. If a major label de behind mackerel she sell gold or platinum a maanin so stfu and stop chat off unuh mouth cause unuh na buy music , s*ckunum*ma.” Harsh but I have to say, I get where Vybz Kartel is coming from. Do you think Jamaica has any chance at saving the music culture?
Vybz Kartel’s statement has raised some eyebrows on whether or not Sean Paul and Shaggy, who are two of the most commercially successful dancehall artistes of all-time, put out authentic dancehall music, or something else.
Koffee’s “Toast” Performed By Chinese Military Band Shook PM Andrew Holness
Watch the Chinese military band performed a rendition of Koffee’s mega-hit “Toast” in front of Jamaica’s Prime Minister Andrew Holness.
Jamaica’s teenage Reggae/Dancehall singing sensation, Koffee’s musical wings, have spread to the Orient. This past weekend, Prime Minister Andrew Holness posted a video clip on Instagram and Facebook, with the Chinese Military band in Beijing, performing the instrumental to Koffee’s megahit ‘Toast’ at an event held in honor of a Jamaican delegation led by Holness, who is on a trade mission in China.
“Rendition of Koffee’s ‘Toast’ in China,” Holness captioned the video, which has attracted more than 600 comments on Instagram since it was posted on Sunday.
“It gave me such joy to hear Toast by Koffee played for the Jamaican delegation by the Chinese military band in Beijing. This shows the powerful and far-reaching impact of our music and culture,” the Prime Minister added.
Koffee, who is now regarded as the poster child of Reggae and Dancehall, was also hailed by former US President Barack Obama, who listed ‘Toast’ on his 2019 summer playlist.
Responding to Holness’ post, most Jamaicans expressed glee that Toast had broken another international barrier and had, according to them, transcended ‘borders and echelons’. Others surmised that the Chinese Ambassador to Jamaica had his ‘ears to the ground’ and was instrumental in selecting the song, which is the most popular in Jamaica this year. One humourous commenter even called for a clash between the Jamaica Military Band and the Chinese Military Band.
Other Jamaican nationals responded with heavy sarcasm and used the opportunity to inject their displeasure about the impact of the noise abatement act on local events.
‘Yes, and we will have to go to Beijing to hear Jamaican music because our police keep closing down our events,” one woman complained.
“Yes, Mr. Prime Minister. Others are applauding it meanwhile in Jamaica politicians and aristocrats are trying to kill it off…,” another commenter said
As usual, there were concerns expressed that the Chinese appear to be trying to exploit Jamaica and that the Prime Minister should not throw caution to the wind.
It gave me such joy to hear Toast by Koffee played for the Jamaican delegation by the Chinese military band in Beijing. This shows the powerful and far-reaching impact of our music and culture.
Posted by Andrew Holness on Saturday, November 9, 2019
“They are experts at pandering keep a steady head, Andrew Holness,” one follower said, while another man said all Jamaicans should be wary of the loans the Chinese have been offering to Jamaica that ‘they know the country will never be able to pay back, short of giving them more land ownership’.
“Please don’t be fooled by this. Be alarmed that year after year, Jamaica is selling out more and more to the Chinese,” one man said.
Rapper Trina Gets Into A Fight At Walmart After Being Called The N Word
A Florida Walmart was the stage for a heated argument between rapper Trina and a racist shopper.
Reports are that Trina was grabbing groceries and accidentally bumped into a woman. The individual clearly did not take this touch lightly and hurled racial comments at the rapper. Things escalated quickly as the alledged racists called Trina a “n**ger b**ch.” Trina got quite vocal and asked the women to say the word again. “Say it again you dirty-ass b**ch! I am a n**ger b**ch? Say it again! I dare you to say it!”
The cops were called to the scene of the altercation by onlookers. They state that Trina did not press charges and was actually walked out of the store by police to ensure her safety. The police did not speak to the woman who made the comments, according to reports made by bystanders.
Trina recently lost her mom Vernessa ‘Nessa’ Taylor to cancer. She was very close to her mom and even did a song similar to Tupac’s “Dear Mama” for her. Losing a parent can be hard, and on comment wondered if her mom’s passing had anything to do with the level of rage she exerted during the argument.
This incident is the latest of its kind against celebrities. On Saturday, hip hop DJ Kid Capri posted a video of another alleged racist encounter at a store. The store owner told the Dj to remove his hood before entering the store. Capri claims he felt disrespected and that it would not be the same directive if it were a white person.
Sadly, Trina did not post any official word on the incident she was in.
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