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Former Young Money Rapper Flow Sentenced To Life In Prison For Double Murder

Flow, a New Orleans rapper formerly signed to Lil Wayne’s Young Money record label, was sentenced to life in prison on Tuesday (May 14) for double murder, NOLA.com reports.

Criminal District Judge Tracey Flemings-Davillier sentenced Flow to life in prison without the possibility of parole for each count of second-degree murder charges. He was also sentenced to an additional 30 years for conspiracy to commit murder, 40 years for obstruction of justice, and 30 years for conspiracy to obstruct justice. The sentencing arrived nearly one month after a jury convicted him in a 11-1 verdict on April 8, after deliberating for nearly 2 hours.

Flow was convicted of killing brothers, Kendrick, 22, and Kendred Bishop, 18 on May 25, 2015 in New Orleans. The victims were reportedly found in their black Kia with gunshot wounds. Prosecutors said that Flow killed the Bishop's because he thought they stole $8,000 and two guns from his girlfriend’s car a week earlier, according to NOLA.com.

Flow – whose real name is Widner Degruy – attempted to place the blame on his accomplice, Jonathan Evans and his cousin, but Evans struck a deal with law enforcement and testified against Flow. Evans was reportedly sentenced to 20 years in prison for his involvement in the double murder. In addition to Evans' testimony, investigators found Degruy's cell phone at the scene of the crime.

Ahead of his trial, Degruy reportedly pleaded guilty to obstruction of justice and conspiracy to obstruct justice in the case. He confessed to the jury that he lied to police when he denied knowing about the Bishops' murders.

Assistant District Attorney Irena Zajickova read a statement on behalf of the victims’ mother, Sherry Strauss. "In the beginning, I hated you," the statement read. "I considered you a monster. Today, I no longer hate you. I feel sorry for you."

Flow was signed to Young Money Entertainment in 2012, and made his first appearance on wax with Lil Wayne on the single, "Inkredible (Remix)," which was featured on the 2011 mixtape Sorry 4 the Wait.

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Lil Nas X's "Old Town Road" Is No Longer The Number One Song In America

Lil Nas X's bonafide smash "Old Town Road" has been dethroned from its unprecedented 19-week run at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100.

According to the publication, rising alt-pop star Billie Eilish now has the No. 1 song in the country with her track "Bad Guy." The song has been sitting at No. 2 for nine weeks straight. Lil Nas X, who collaborated with the likes of Billy Ray Cyrus, Young Thug, Mason Ramsey and more superstars for various remixes of the song, congratulated the 17-year-old on her first No. 1 hit via Twitter.

"Old Town Road" now holds the No. 3 spot behind  Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello's "Señorita."

The Atlanta musician catapulted to fame after "Old Town Road" made the rounds. Initially, it was removed from Billboard's Country chart for reportedly not implementing enough elements of the genre. Since then, it has shattered records and expectations.

Just a few weeks ago, it became the longest-running No. 1 in American music history, breaking a record held by Mariah Carey, Boyz II Men, Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee and Justin Bieber (for "One Sweet Day" and "Despacito," respectively).

Lil Nas X has a lot to be proud of. Congrats on a historic run.

congratulations to billie eilish!! u deserve this!!

— nope (@LilNasX) August 19, 2019

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Get Ready: A Three 6 Mafia Reunion Tour Is On The Way

Three 6 Mafia is on their way to a stage near you. According to an Instagram post from Juicy J, the popular hip-hop collective will be performing at a series of very special reunion shows.

Per the flyer, one of the shows will be held on Oct. 12 at the Landers Center in Mississippi. The show will also star DJ Paul, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, DMX and all original Hypnotize Minds & HCP Members (Gangsta Boo, Crunchy Black, Project Pat, Lil Wyte and La. Chat).

“I know this is what the fans have been asking for, so we're ready to bring them the classics, along with our new music in the best possible way,” said DJ Paul in a statement. “To quote LL, don't call it a comeback, we have officially been here for years, and we've got a lot to show for it. Just wait to see what comes next.”

The Oscar-winning group went on a hiatus back in 2012. Many of the group’s members have released solo projects, and two of the group’s founding members have since passed on (Koopsta Knicca and Lord Infamous).

Tickets to the event will be on sale this Friday (Aug. 23). Take a look at the flyer below.

DATES 09-07 Atlanta, GA - One Musicfest 10-11 Newark, NJ - Loud Records 25th Anniversary (Prudential Center) 10-12 Southaven, MS - Landers Center

 

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THREE 6 MAFIA REUNION TOUR! Tickets on sale next Friday August 23rd @landerscenter

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Jeezy Unveils ’TM104: The Legend Of The Snowman’ Tracklist Feat. Meek Mill, John Legend And More

Young Jeezy plans to round out his discography with a star-studded tracklist for TM104: The Legend of the Snowman (Aug. 23). The Atlanta native revealed the features for his final studio album on Monday (Aug. 19), presenting guest spots from Queen Naija, Ty Dolla $ign, Meek Mill, Gunna, Rick Ross, John Legend, CeeLo Green, Noah Scharf, and Ball Greezy.

“Greatest story ever told!!” Jeezy captioned the announcement on Twitter. TM104 will be the final chapter in Jeezy’s Thug Motivation series, which began in 2005. In 2001, Jeezy began his journey with Thuggin’ Under the Influence (T.U.I.).

In an interview with Billboard, the 41-year-old said he revisited his past albums in order to inform his ideas for this upcoming project. “When I was writing 104, I wanted to go back to what I know but I want to sound new but at the same time, I don't want to feel like I'm trying to keep all the times because real music and a real message is timeless,” he said. “And that's why it was effective listening to those records because they got me to feel his hype as they did when I first heard them in the gym or on the road or whatever. It’s the same feeling when I said certain things so that's what I want for 104 and the only way that I can do that is by listening to all those bodies of work as a whole not good a song.”

In May 2018, Jeezy shared the news that he was finished making music. During his Cold Summer Tour, the “Seen It All” rapper said “It was inspiring seeing my day one fans since my first album & class TM 101 come out every night. Now class is coming to a end. It’s time for Graduation! My last album & final class: TM104 - #TrustYaProcess.”

As the Cold Summer tour comes to a end.. It was inspiring seeing my day one fans since my first album & class TM 101 come out every night. Now class is coming to a end. It's time for Graduation! My Last Album & Final Class: TM104 -#TrustYaProcess ☃️

— Sno (@Jeezy) March 22, 2018

Greatest story ever told‼️ #TheLegendofTheSnowman #TM104 8.23 Pre order now https://t.co/eYcXTWvJow pic.twitter.com/COhh8ZalC1

— Sno (@Jeezy) August 19, 2019

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