UMG Strikes Global Partnership With Jay-Z’s Roc Nation – Universal Music Group and Jay Z’s Roc Nation have signed a multi-year worldwide deal. Part of the agreement is that Roc Nation artist music will now be released under the UMG Worldwide brand. UMG’s CEO said,
“In just five years, Roc Nation has established itself as one of the most successful brands in music with a reputation for developing some of today’s most influential and popular talent. Not only does this agreement provide a dynamic platform for ROC NATION’s exciting emerging artists, it extends our relationship with the extraordinary RIHANNA and represents a homecoming for JAY-Z — a brilliant artist and entrepreneur, who has been a creative cornerstone of our company. All of us at UMG are thrilled that Jay and Roc Nation chose UMG as their partners, knowing we will support their artists with a level of resources, expertise and passion that is simply unmatched in the industry.”
Seems like Roc Nation will continue to operate as an independent label, but with global reach.
Dates announced for Jay-Z’s Made in America Festival – Jay Z’s Made In America festival will be returning to Philadelphia this fall. This year’s festival will be held from August 31 to September 1st and will again be at the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Line Up to be revealed on Spotify 4/10 here –> http://open.spotify.com/user/madeinamericafestival/playlist/3ytGV5LXT9YO6foaRfnRPu.
School Bans 5-Year-Old Over Mohawk – A 5-year-old at Reid Elementary School in Springfield, Ohio was banned from his kindergarten class because of his mohawk haircut. Ethan Clos’ mom Keshia said, “They seen his hair like it was. All the little kids were going over and feeling on it and everything.” School officials said the style was just too distracting. Ethan’s grandmother Joyce Wells pointed out that the cut isn’t very different from other styles that students are allowed to sport. Wells said, “If you look at the Mohawk and if you look at the fade, there’s not much difference except he’s bald on the sides.” The boy’s mother said she’d return him to school with a shaved head.
Dog Eats $500 –Department of Treasury will replace the money after he was able to recover pieces of the bills from his dog’s poop. Wayne Klinkel said Sundance, a golden retriever, ate the bills when he was in the car while Klinkel and his wife were eating a meal during a recent trip to Colorado. Klinkel said, “Sundance is notorious for eating anything and everything, so right away I knew what happened… I thought ‘You dumb SOB.’ I couldn’t believe he did that.” Klinkel was able to collect pieces of the bills by following the dog around and going through his droppings. He said that his daughter even found pieces of bills in the dog’s poop in her backyard in Colorado. Federal Reserve workers reportedly told Klinkel to take the pieces to a bank, but he said he was turned away. One bank even told him to send the pieces to the Treasury Department’s Bureau of Engraving and Printing. The bills may be replaced if workers can determine that at least 51 percent of the money is in Klinkel’s possession.
Rutger’s Hiring Independent Review Of Handling Of Rice – In the wake of the Mike Rice controversy, Rutgers University will be hiring an independent investigator to further look into how his case was handled. Rice was fired last Wednesday after the disturbing videos of him verbally and physically abusing players was played on ESPN. Additionally, the FBI is still investigating whether Murdock’s releasing of the videos was an attempt to extort the university out of money.
New Film Claims To Unveil Tiny ‘Alien’ Humanoid – A new documentary by Steven Greer called ‘Sirius’ claims to reveal graphic footage of alien humanoids of an ‘unknown classification’. The creature is 6 inches tall and it is believed that they may be traveling here using ‘alternative energy technology’. Greer hopes to shine light on the fact that he things visits from ‘creatures’ of other planets have been covered up for years.
Pa. Gas Station Sells Another Big Powerball Ticket – A Lehigh County gas station sold a ticket worth $2 million on Sunday! Last month the same store sold a ticket that hit the $1 million pot. The holder of the winning ticket needs to sign the back of it and call the Lottery at 717-702-8146 to claim their prize!
6 Arrested In PA. Drug Bust Thanks To New Law – Ryan Gavlick aka Paul Wall has been arrested in Montgomery Co. after 8 years due to changes in police investigation laws. Gavlick has been a person of interest to police for being a notorious drug dealer but has managed to wiggle his way out of serious jail time despite being arrested 7 times. The law change includes investigators being able to target a person instead of telephones for wiretapping. Drug dealers constantly change phone so bugging them isn’t that effective. Gavlick’s arrest lead to the recovery of 50 pounds of weed, more than $23,000 in cash, 4 cars and 2 guns. Five others were arrested because of participation or affiliation. Most of them are being charged with Corrupt Organization, Possession with the Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance, Criminal Conspiracy, Criminal Use of a Telecommunication Facility, Dealing in Proceeds of Unlawful Activities and Violation of the Uniform Firearms Act. Gavlic specifically is being held on one million dollars cash bail.