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UPDATE: Police Release Details On Suicide Of Def Jam EVP

Atlanta-area authorities have confirmed the cause of death of Def Jam Executive Vice President Shakir as a self-inflicted gunshot wound, AllHipHop.com has learned this afternoon.   The 34-year-old Oakland, California native, who split his time between Atlanta and New York, was discovered around 4:00 pm Saturday afternoon (November 1) in the bathroom at his home… Read more »

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BREAKING NEWS: Def Jam Vice Pres Shakir Stewart Dead Of Suicide; Def Jam Issues Statement

Def Jam Executive Vice President, Shakir Stewart was found dead today (November 1), AllHipHop.com has learned.   While details are being confirmed, sources stated that Shakir died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head, and his body was found earlier today, in his apartment.   “L.A. Reid and all of us at Island Def Jam… Read more »

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Jennifer Hudson Launches New Foundation for Murder Victim Families

Singer/actress Jennifer Hudson is turning her personal tragedy into a positive.   People.com reports the vocalist’s family announced the creation of the Hudson-King Foundation for Families of Slain Victims, a new organization for the families of murder victims, on Thursday (October 30).   According to the family, the well-being of those who have “lost relatives… Read more »

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Ice Cube Preps Cop Series for NBC

Hip-Hop legend Ice Cube is expanding his entertainment portfolio to television, signing on as head writer of a still unnamed buddy cop series for NBC.   The show is being produced by Cube’s Cube Vision company, and NBC chairman Ben Silverman expects the West Coast veteran to bring the same success he’s had in music… Read more »

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Rapper Bleu DaVinci Sentenced To 5 Years In Prison

BMF Entertainment’s main rapper Bleu DaVinci was sentenced to five years and four months in federal prison, after being convicted for conspiracy to distribute cocaine.   The rapper was accused and convicted of distributing multiple kilos of cocaine starting around 2003 through a multi-city drug network controlled by Black Mafia Family’s founders, Demetrius “Big Meech”… Read more »

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