Here’s what’s in the news today, Monday, April 30, 2012.
Despite protests from freedom of expression advocates, a Morocco minister refuses to stop the trial of rapper El-Haqed (a.k.a. "the Sullen One"), who's accused of insulting local authorities.
During his comedic remarks at the White House Correspondents' Dinner over the weekend, President Barack Obama referred to Young Jeezy.
Jay-Z personally designed the new logo for his NBA team, the Brooklyn Nets, and the emblems (see above) were revealed today.
After facing a $20 million lawsuit regarding his 2008 hit "Lollipop," Lil Wayne has settled with producer Darius "Deezle" Harrison. The terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
DJ Khaled's tour bus exploded on his way to a show in Orlando, Fla. Miraculously, no one was harmed.
The Ottawa Bluesfest revealed its 2012 lineup, which features K’naan, Deltron 3030, Lauryn Hill, Snoop Dogg, Chali 2na, the Weeknd, A-Trak and A Tribe Called Red, among others. The festival takes place from July 4 to 15.
After discovering a storage unit full of J Dilla’s personal vinyl records, unreleased tapes and other belongings, Detroit-area record store owner Jeff Bubeck recently returned all of it to Dilla’s mother, Maureen “Ma Dukes” Yancey.
"That was crazy. It wasn't hurtful, it was just crazy. [I thought] 'Where did they come up with this?'" - Beyoncé on rumours that she and Jay-Z faked her pregnancy.
Rap N.E.W.S. 27/04/2012
on Apr 30, 2012