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The official commercial for the most-anticipated fight of the modern era. See it live Saturday, May 2 on Pay-Per-View, beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET/ 6:00 p.m. PT.
In an age where artists can go from being the biggest voice flooding airwaves one day, to a forgotten talent the next, much is to be learned from those who’ve mastered longevity and maintained social relevance through the years.
Of the few who can boldly boast such feats is Jermaine Dupri. For over 20 years, the rapper, producer, songwriter, author and CEO of So So Def Recordings has been an entertainment trailblazer, especially when it comes to discovering the next big names in music and creating chart topping hits.
It’s rare that entrepreneurs get access to insight directly from music moguls like JD, but at the Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Summit in Atlanta, May 13-16, Mr. So So Def will be in the building, sharing gems that you don’t want to miss. Get your tickets, mark your calendar, and come hear all that Jermaine Dupri has to say about his empire.
Taco Bell may be taking fast food to a more convenient level.
Instead of having to drive to your local taco place, the chain will soon be testing out how to bring the tacos and nachos to you.
According to CEO Brian Niccol, Taco Bell plans on testing a delivery service, Huffington Post reports.
Niccol told National Restaurant News last month that the company has not come up with the how the system will work, but some sort of delivery service will be tested late this year.
The Houston area does have Taco Bell catering and it is expected to be expanded to two or three more markets in time for football season, NRN reported.
Earlier this year Taco Bell added a new line of biscuit tacos, Bloomberg reported, trying to take some of the breakfast dollars away from traditional morning go-to fast food restaurants like McDonalds.
The company is also going to be testing Cap’n Crunch Delights, “warm, light pastries coated with fruity Cap’n Crunch Berries cereal,” Bloomberg reported.
Despite the endorsement, some musicians have claimed that the expense of Tidal subscription could tempt listeners “back to pirate sites.”
Last week, British pop singer, Lily Allen, went on a Twitter storm about how the premium service would increase music piracy, which she said the cheaper Spotify was helping subdue—its most expensive “premium” service costs subscribers £9.99 ($14.84) per month.
On March 30th, Allen tweeted that whilst she loved Jay Z, Tidal is “expensive compared to other perfectly good streaming services” and that he’d taken the biggest artists and “made them exclusive to TIDAL (am i right in thinking this?), people are going to swarm back to Pirate sites in droves… sending traffic to torrent sites.”
“Up and coming (not yet millionaires) artists are going to suffer as a result,” she added in a later tweet.
After tweeting, the singer was inundated by comments, with some Twitter users agreeing that the service was too expensive.
One user called Erica Burton replied: “I don’t think jay z knows how much stuff costs. Like if I asked him for money to buy a banana he would give me $40.”
Jay Z faced a mixed response when unleashed the hashtag #TIDALforALL on Twitter to promote the service on March 30th, which offers over 25 million songs and 75,000 videos to those “who care about quality.”
Co-founder of Simple as Milk, a “user-experience agency”, James Seymour-Lock tweeted that it was “Ironic that these artists moan about pirated music then rip off @Spotify’s hard work.”
Twitter user Adam Bennett tweeted: “Tidal is way too expensive! $240 a year is absolutely ridiculous – it just makes the already rich even richer.”
Indiana Pacers forward Chris Copeland stabbed outside 1 OAK club; two Atlanta Hawks arrested in aftermath: NYPD sources
A former member of the New York Knicks now playing for the Indiana Pacers was stabbed in the abdomen — and his wife slashed — during an argument outside 1 OAK club in Chelsea early Wednesday, cop sources said.
Chris Copeland’s attacker was arrested, and two members of the Atlanta Hawks, Pero Antić and Thabo Sefolosha, were also booked, for trying to prevent police from setting up a crime scene, the sources said.
A second woman was also stabbed amid the fracas, which happened shortly before 4 a.m., as the popular club on West 17th St. was preparing to close. An argument erupted as Copeland, the other victims and the suspect were leaving, the sources said.
The man who was arrested, Shezoy Bleary, 22, pulled out a knife and stabbed Copeland, 31, and slashed 28-year-old Katrine Saltara, described by investigators as Copeland’s wife, in the arm and leg, the sources said.
The second woman, Catherine Somani, 53, was slashed in the abdomen, the sources said.
Copeland came to New York because the Pacers are playing the Knicks at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday night. The Hawks, meanwhile, will tip off against the Brooklyn Nets at the Barclays Center on Wednesday.
Copeland and Saltara were rushed to Bellevue Hospital and were in stable condition, the sources said. Somani was taken to Lenox Hill Hospital.
When police arrived at the scene, they busted Bleary and recovered a knife, sources said. Charges against him were pending.
Sefolosha, 30, and Antić, 32, refused to move when police tried to set up a crime scene, the sources said. They were charged with obstructing governmental administration.
A police source said that Somani is a friend of Bleary’s and was with him when the argument broke out. It is believed that she was slashed by accident, the sources said. “She was with him, and in the course of what he was doing, (he) slashed her in the abdomen,” the source said.
Copeland, a 6-foot-8 forward from Orange, N.J., played 56 games with the Knicks during 2012-2013 season, his rookie year.
In July 2013 he signed with the Pacers as a restricted free agent, inking a two-year, $6.1 million contract.
Sefolosha and Antić had been in the city no more than a few hours before the incident, as they spent Tuesday night in Atlanta, scoring a combined 32 points to help the Hawks beat the Phoenix Suns.
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A white South Carolina police officer was arrested and charged with murder Tuesday after video showed him fatally shooting a fleeing, unarmed black man in the back.
North Charleston Police Officer Michael T. Slager, 33, can be seen shooting 50-year-old Walter Scott after a confrontation on Saturday, according to The Post and Courier. Slager chases Scott and shoots at him eight times in the video recorded by a passerby and obtained by The New York Times.
Scott died there, though it wasn’t clear if he died immediately.
The graphic video raises questions about Slager’s original assertion that he used his gun because he felt endangered.
WARNING: GRAPHIC VIDEO