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Martin Shkerli Found Guilty Of Fraud By Brooklyn Jury.

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Martin Shkreli famous for buying Wu-Tang’s album  Once Upon A Time In Shaolin. for $2 million, was found guilty on Friday (August 4th) by a Brooklyn jury. He was facing 8 counts of fraud but was found guilty of 3 according to HipHopDX news.

BROOKLYN, NY – One of Hip Hop’s most notorious proponents in recent years, “Pharma Bro” Martin Shkreli, was found guilty of fraud on Friday (August 4).

According to MSN, a Brooklyn jury deliberated for five days before finding Shkreli guilty on three counts. Shkreli was facing eight counts in total, ranging from securities fraud and conspiracy to commit securities fraud to conspiracy to commit wire fraud.

Prosecutors accused Shkreli of repeatedly misleading investors about what he was doing with their money. The Brooklyn native infamously spent $10,000 on JAY-Z tickets and $2 million on Wu-Tang’s album, Once Upon A Time In Shaolin.

In their closing arguments, Assistant U.S. Attorney Alixandra Smith said Shkreli told “lies upon lies,” while another prosecutor, Jacquelyn Kasulis, said the trial “has exposed Martin Shkreli for who he really is — a con man who stole millions.”

Shkreli’s lawyer Benjamin Brafman portrayed his client as a brilliant misfit who made his investors richer. He reportedly said Shkreli never intended to defraud anyone, and referred to him as an “honest kid.”

In 2014, Shkreli bought the rights to a life-saving drug and promptly raised the price from $13.50 to $750 per pill. After expressing their true feelings towards the defendant, several potential jurors were kept off the panel. One referred to Shkreli as a “snake” and another “the face of corporate greed.”

Shkreli was arrested in 2015 on charges he stole $11 million in stock and cash from another drug company he founded, Retrophin. He reportedly used the money to pay back the hedge fund investors, who took the witness stand on Friday to accuse Shkreli of not disclosing what was happening behind the scenes at the time.

More recently, Shkreli reportedly infuriated Lil Wayne after leaking snippets of Wayne’s long-awaited album — Tha Carter V — in May. In turn, Weezy threatened to sue Shkreli.

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Although Shkreli didn’t testify in his frauds case, he took to Facebook to slam prosecutors and news outlets covering his case. “My case is a silly witch hunt perpetrated by self-serving prosecutors,” he wrote in a recent post. “Drain the swamp. Drain the sewer that is the (Department of Justice.)”

Source: http://hiphopdx.com/news/id.44275/title.martin-shkreli-convicted-of-fraud

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Caterer Stacy Adler: “Kanye West’s Team Told Me Not To Look At Him”.

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New York-based caterer Stacy Adler recounts the time when Kanye West‘s team told her to look the other way while in the presence of Yeezus in a new book by Ina Yalof entitled, Food and the City, NYDailyNews reports.

The 50-year-old professional owns Y-Cats Craft Service, a catering business serving hot food on the set of movie and television productions as well as music video shoots. The job put her into the line of sight of plenty of A-list celebrities, such as Jennifer Lopez, George Clooney,Madonna.

In Food and the City, she shares a few anecdotes of her celebrity encounters and what it was like meeting them, including Mr. West.

“Actually, the bigger the celebrity, the nicer they are,” she writes. “It’s all the ass-kissing people around them that are the ones that drive you insane. Like Kanye West. When he walked past us, his people asked us to turn our heads and not look at him. That was bizarre.”

Stacy also recalls encountering Beyonce while serving the Lemonade singer and her crew during one of her music video shoots.

Jay-Z, Beyonce? A beautiful couple,” Adler writes. “I did a Beyonce music video. It was a two-day shoot, 16 hours each day. It could take 32 hours on set for a 3-minute video. And that doesn’t include all the prepping and editing off location.”

Source: http://hiphopdx.com/news/id.38791/title.kanye-wests-team-tells-catering-service-owner-not-to-look-at-him

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TODAY: Monday (April 4) At 10:30Am, A Tribe Called Quest Invites Fans To Celebrate The Life Of Phife Dawg At St. Albans Park In Queens, New York.

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Presented as “The Celebration of Phife,” the first 200 fans to show up to the event will be the recipients of something special, according to Smokin’ Needles.

St. Albans Park is the Queens, New York park that fellow ATCQ member Jarobi White wished for the renaming of in a Facebook post recently.

“Help me accomplish these things in his name,” Jarobi wrote on his personal Facebook page. “Start a petition. I don’t know. Something.”

Fans did start a petition for the parks renaming which currently has over 7,000 supporters out of the 10,000 needed.

Since the Five Foot Assassin’s passing, the amount of love and support from fans and the entertainment world has been more than overwhelming. Q-Tip dedicated a two-hour tribute segment to Phife on his Abstract Radio show on Apple Music’s Beats One. The segment not only included studio and live mixes of Tribe’s music but also recorded words from the likes ofKendrick Lamar, OutKast and Chuck D among others detailing how Phife’s lyricism inspired their careers.

Source: http://hiphopdx.com/news/id.38189/title.a-tribe-called-quest-invites-fans-to-help-celebrate-phife-dawgs-life-at-nyc-park

 

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David Bowie Tribute Gig: The Roots Forced To Pull Out, Due To Disagreement Over Shared Drum Kit.

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An array of stars paid tribute to David Bowie in a New York tribute gig – which was briefly overshadowed by an argument over a drum kit.

Debbie Harry, Cyndi Lauper and former REM frontman Michael Stipe were among those who performed in memory of the late star, who died in January of cancer.

A number of Bowie’s hits were performed at the Carnegie Hall, a show originally announced just hours before the glam rock singer’s death.

But US hip hop band The Roots were forced to pull out of the gig at the last minute after Bowie tribute band Holy Holy refused to let them borrow their drum kit.

Last night [31/03/2016] and tonight [01/04/16], the Roots were originally scheduled to play at the all-star David Bowie tribute concerts at Carnegie Hall and Radio City Music Hall. But ?uestlove has revealed on his Instagram that the group (along withBilal and Kimbra) will no longer be performing, alluding to some kind of disagreement regarding sharing equipment:  “We have patience. But we do NOT have patience for the #Bitchassness. Enjoy your precious equipment,” concludes the post.

But The Roots drummer Questlove Gomez took to Instagram when his band were forced to pull their set over the drum kit disagreement.

He wrote: “It angers me when that same courtesy is not reciprocated”.

On Friday, The Music Of David Bowie concert at Radio City Music Hall will be live-streamed for fans to watch online, with British band Mumford & Sons and Miley Cyrus due to perform.

The Roots, pictured here with Pharrell Williams, were unable to perform
The Roots, pictured here with Pharrell Williams, were unable to perform Credit: Reuters

When the show was first announced, it was intended as a retrospective of Bowie’s life and sold out in two hours, prompting organisers to arrange a second concert at Radio City Music Hall.

The gig was first of two concerts in memory of Bowie
The gig was first of two concerts in memory of Bowie Credit: Reuters

Pixies, The Flaming Lips and John Lennon’s son Sean Ono Lennon were also among the line-up, helping raise money for music education schemes for underprivileged children.

Blondie singer Harry sang Starman, while Stipe gave a rendition of Ashes To Ashes and The Flaming Lips performed Life On Mars with Star Wars character Chewbacca on stage.

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 http://www.spin.com/2016/03/the-roots-david-bowie-tribute-concert-kimbra-bilal-dispute-allegations-bitchassness/

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