The Game will launch his European division of The Black Wall Street with a new mixtape titled Internationally Known. BWS Europes debut mixtape will be released for free on bwseurope.com on November 11 and will feature features exclusive material from The Game, Juice, Clyde Carson and BWS Europe’s first artist, Austrian rapper Big J.
A new federal indictment has been issued in Atlanta against members of Black Mafia Family (BMF), accusing the group of laundering money and transporting drugs. The fifth indictment against BMF charges 20 more people with trafficking drugs or being involved in the drug trade on behalf of the gang, which also published a magazine, Juice, and a record label, BMF Entertainment. More than 200 officers raided 21 locations in California, St. Louis and two in Atlanta. Thirteen individuals were arrested in the raids, bringing the total number of arrests to over 100. Among those arrested in California were members of a Compton, California street gang that allegedly supplied the Black Mafia Family with cocaine. Recently, Jacob “The Jeweler” Arabov pleaded guilty to helping the group launder over $270 million dollars in drug proceeds.
Oakland, California rapper MC Hammer is preparing to beta-test his latest venture, social media site Dancejam. DanceJam.com was founded by MC Hammer, Anthony Young and Geoffrey Arone. The site allows users to upload clips of themselves dancing and will feature contests and interactivity, where viewers can rate clips and receive dancing instructions from MC Hammer himself. “I have kept Dancejam under wraps as long as I could,” Hammer said. “This is the first step of three that have been birthed from the music of the upcoming album Look U. The new music business will be built upon companies like Dancejam that will allow users to interact, communicate, compete and be the central figures of the music they love and that resonates with them. This will also help the music industry bring down the cost of marketing, and help aid the music industry in determining what is organically Hot.” For more information visit www.dancejam.com.
The 14-year-old son of Jimmy “Henchmen” Rosemond will have to testify at Tony Yayos assault trial on January 10. Yayo, born Marvin Bernard, is accused of backhanding the boy in March of 2007, when he saw him wearing a CZAR Entertainment shirt. Yayo is charged with endangering the welfare of a child, assault in the 3rd Degree, and harassment in the 2nd Degree. He has pleaded not guilty and claims to have witness who will refute the claim that he struck Rosemonds son. “You know how its supposed to be how you innocent until proven guilty? Im guilty until Im proven innocent,” Yayo told AllHipHop.com in a recent interview. “And its like certain venues be like We dont want Yayo to walk the red carpet next to 50, or we dont want that. Listen, these motherf**kers care about 50s money. My whole thing is, Bro, I dont care about 50s money. I dont care about Banks money. If we was to be broke tomorrow, I would be with them figuring out who we would be going to rob.”