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Rapper Rick Ross arrested for marijuana

Rapper Rick Ross was arrested and booked with possession of marijuana in Louisiana after being caught with one gram of the drug in a hotel room, police said on Monday.Ross, 35, whose real name is William Roberts, but adopted a stage name inspired by former Los Angeles drug dealer, Ricky Ross, was caught with marijuana on Friday at the Hilton Hotel in Shreveport, Louisiana, police spokesman, Bill Goodin, said. Police responded to a citizen's complaint about "an odor of marijuana" coming from the Florida rapper's hotel room, Goodin said. Another man with Ross in the hotel was arrested for possessing eight grams of the drug. The rapper, whose albums include ‘Port of Miami', ‘Teflon Don', and ‘Deeper than Rap', was charged with one count of a first offence of possession of marijuana and was released from jail on a misdemeanor summons. In the past, the rapper, whose lyric have bragged of a cash-fuelled, drug boss life, has dealt with image problems after it was revealed he had once worked as a corrections officer, an occupation that jars with the hustling image of some rappers, including Ross. Ross initially denied the reports, then admitted it but maintained his drug-dealing tales of the street were true.

Waje releases video teaser

R&B singer, Waje, yesterday released a video teaser for her current single, ‘So Inspired'. According to a press release from the singer, the official video of the track will be premiered online on Monday 4 April 2011.The singer also added that the video would "depict every aspect of the song - a generation of young people, especially the oppressed ones who will fight for their dream and work twice as hard to be heard. It cuts across every aspect of life - jobs, people we associate with, families, life generally [it] is a struggle but the inner strength lies within you to get your back off the wall."The Clearance Peters directed video was shot in Johannesburg, South Africa.The release also stated that her album, ‘W.A.J.E.', would be released within the 2nd quarter of the year.‘So Inspired' features beauty queen-turn-singer, Munachi, and was released in 2010.

Storm records sign Yung6ix

Storm 360's music imprint, Storm Records, in partnership with 411 Entertainment, has signed on young rapper, Yung6ix.According to a press release from Storm 360, the deal, which was penned on Monday, 28 March, 2011, aims at positioning the rapper's music career at the top on Nigerian mainstream music."The joint venture agreement aims at positioning the brand of the artiste to the next level, enabling it to compete with global brands while it dominates locally," the release reads.Yung6ix, real name Onome Onokokwomo, became famous after the release of ‘Oleku Warri Remix', a remix of Ice Prince's hit single ‘Oleku'.

 

Ty Bello set to Reclaim Naija

 

Ty Bello reiterated her love for Nigeria.Reclaim Naija, a project set to repossess the mandate of Nigeri-ans by Nigerians through voting, has the green land crooner as its goodwill ambassador.At the launch of the project held at the Golden Tulip Hotel in Lagos on Thursday, TY Bello said she had no choice but to get involved in reclaim Naija when she heard the director of the project, Ms. Ngozi Iwere, speak with so much passion about Nigeria. She said she thought to contribute her little quota to the project.In her words, "we have a voice, we have a message, we are that generation that have refused to sit down and let things go down. The die has been cast with politics in Nigeria, and every little thing we do, we will go forward."The singer also said she was impressed with the work of other artistes and young people to ensure that votes count during this election. Reinforcing her commitment to ‘Project Niger-ia', Ty Bello has recorded a song titled ‘The Future' and has dedicated it to the cause of Nigeria. On the pack of the CD, she throws a little light on the reason behind music. - "I had commit-ted to writing a jubilee song for Nigeria.... I realize that the crisis in the nation is beyond the politi-cal. We each need to personalize Project Nigeria and take a stand for Nigeria NOW."‘The Future' is available for free down load on the website reclaimnaija.net. Ty Bello set to Reclaim NaijaTy Bello dedicates new song to Nigeria.

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