n episode 3 of Key Wane’s Keys & Beats web series, we catch the producer putting the finishing keys on Wale and Chrisette Michelle’s “Money Changes” off Folarin. More to come from the flourishing producer.
Raheem DeVaughn drops another remix this time over Frank Ocean’s single Thinkin’ Bout You.
Now this is what we should be talking about when it comes to Carmelo Anthony. The ‘Playing For The City That Made Me‘ campaign, courtesy of Jordan Brand, drops its first episode of a wed-doc series that looks at the New York Knicks’ superstar player, and MVP candidate. The first part of three episode series features talking heads like rapper Nas, NBA legend Bernard King, Melo’s mom dukes Mary Anthony, his brother Justice Anthony and more recounting topics like the NBA All-Star’s first time shooting at a regulation basket, sleeping with a basketball in his bed and the type of player that NYC makes you. Although he grew up and came of age as ball player in Baltimore, the Red Hook native still reps his old hood and holds it dear to his heart. “To say you from Brooklyn really means something,” says Melo in the video. “But to say you from Red Hook, that stands for a lot.” You can feel Melo’s passion and sincerity when he talks about repping his hometown. The next two episodes will be out by the end of January. Anthony’s latest signature shoe, the Jordan Melo M9, is in stores right now. Watch the first episode of ‘Playing For The City That Made Me’ below.
New York City deejay and on-air personality DJ Megatron, born Corey McGriff was fatally shot this morning in the city’s Staten Island borough. Megatron had worked for both HOT 97 (97.1 FM) as well as BET’s 106 & Park in his career. According to police, Corey “DJ Megatron” McGriff was shot down while talking to a friend on his cell phone on his way to buy some weed and a cigar. Police are still investigating the reason behind the shooting, if any. They’re also seeking information on three young men who fled the scene. McGriff, a father of three, allegedly left his four year old child home alone.
Twenty-two-year-old William Williams, who fatally shot DJ Megatron in the chest back in 2011, has been sentenced to 21 years in prison as part of a plea bargain. If he hadn’t, he could have faced trial on a second-degree murder charge and 25 years to life behind bars. “After careful reflection and thought, my client decided this was in his best interest,” Williams’ lawyer, Mario Gallucci, told NYDN. via:hiphopdx
Fif & Co. venture off to PR for a surprise performance at a Wisin & Yandel concert.