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Judge Orders Evaluation For Suspect In XXXTentacion's Murder

According to reports, a judge ordered an exam of the 22-year-old suspect to see if he can communicate "pertinent facts."

A defense attorney for one of the four suspects involved in the murder of 20-year-old XXXTentacion is arguing his client may not be able to "communicate pertinent facts of the case."

Michael Boatwright's lawyer argued that competency has not been determined yet and Circuit Court Judge Michael Usan has since ordered an evaluation.

Robert Allen appeared in court Friday (Oct. 19) and waived his right to a speedy trial. The procedure is normal practice, often used by suspects to help build their defense.

On June 18, XXXTentacion real name Jahseh Onfroy walked into RIVA Motorsports in Deerfield Beach, Florida with a Louis Vuitton duffle bag full of $50,000. At the same time, a Dodge Journey pulled into the parking lot with Allen and another suspect Dedrick Williams walking into the store and right past Onfroy. It's unclear how much time went by before the two left ahead of Onfroy.

Police say the two stayed in the parking lot for about 10 minutes waiting for the "SAD!" rapper to leave. Once inside his car, he was blocked. Law enforcement say Boatwright and Trayvon Newsome robbed the rapper at gunpoint while Allen waited inside the Dodge Journey.

Disturbing footage from the encounter show Onfroy's body go limp as he struggles for air. He was later taken to a local hospital where he died shortly after. All four men were arrested within a month and have been charged with first-degree murder

The results of Boatwright's evaluation be revealed at a hearing on Oct. 25.

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Solange's Performance Piece 'Witness!' To Premiere In September

Solange is the composer and director of a special performance piece titled "Witness!" The piece will be performed on September 17 at Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg, Germany.

"So excited to announce “Witness!” a special performance piece composed and directed by myself at the phenomenal @elbphilharmonie (photo’d here:)," she wrote on Instagram to accompany a photo of the event flyer, which features the picturesque venue. Tickets for the performance go on sale on May 31.

The Houston native is no stranger to elaborate stage productions and intricate, detail-driven performances. She's performed in places such as the Guggenheim and Marfa's Chinati Foundation, so we're sure "Witness!" will be one to remember.

Earlier this year, Solange dropped her performance slot at the Coachella Music and Arts Festival, citing "major production delays" as the cause for cancellation. "She sends her sincerest apologies, and looks forward to performing at Coachella in the future," the official Coachella Twitter page read.

The performance coincides with the release of her latest studio-album, When I Get Home. Check out her announcement below.

 

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so excited to announce “Witness!” a special performance piece composed and directed by myself at the phenomenal @elbphilharmonie (photo’d here:) tickets on sale friday may 31 🖤!

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YG Releases '4REAL 4REAL' Album Featuring Meek Mill, Tyga, And More

After a brief delay, YG’s fourth studio album, 4REAL 4REAL is finally here. The 14-track project arrived on Friday (May 24) and features guest appearances by Meek Mill, Tyga, Kamaiyah, DaBaby, and more.

The album's release date was initially suspended in light of Nipsey Hussle's untimely death in March 2019. YG included a song, entitled "My Last Words (Nipsey Hussle Tribute)." The track includes audio from YG's speech at Nip's memorial service.

Just hours ahead of the album's release, YG announced that he would be giving a percentage of his album sales to Nip's two children. "I’m giving his kids a percentage of every song on the album,” YG said in a recent interview on Big Boy's Neighborhood. “By the time they get 18, from me, they’re gonna have a bag sitting there.”

Stream 4Real 4Real below.

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YG To Give Percentage Of Album Sales To Nipsey Hussle's Children

YG is gearing up for the release of his new studio album, 4REAL 4REAL. Ahead of the album's Friday release, YG stopped by Big Boy's Neighborhood on Wednesday (May 23), where he discussed his friendship with Nipsey Hussle. He also revealed his plans to donate a percentage of his album sales to Nip's two children.

YG revealed his thoughtful plan when he was asked about the epitaph that is included on the album's cover art.  "I put that 'In Loving Memory of Nip' on the album because I'm giving his kids a percentage of every song on the album. So by the time they hit 18, from me, they gonna have a bag," YG explained. He also noted that he is considering making donations to the family for the next six albums.

Nipsey and YG have been friends since 2010. "I think we did some music the same day," YG said of their first encounter. "After that, we just kept running across each other on some L.A. shit. From that, it just started to build... He ended up being like a big brother to me," YG says. "The brand shit was the thing we talked about all the time, building a brand that's gonna [outlast] you."

4REAL 4REAL was slated to drop earlier this year but was pushed back in light of Nipsey's untimely passing. It now drops this Friday (May 24).

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