TMZ reports that the Florida rapper was arrested after TSA agents discovered a Glock 43 and a loaded magazine in his carry-on bag. Florida doesn't, in most cases, require a permit to purchase nor a license to own a handgun, but does require a license to carry a concealed firearm and prohibits concealed carry at airports. TMZ reports airport security arrested Plies for unlawful concealed carry, which Florida considers a third degree felony.
Sources told the celebrity news outlet that Plies simply grabbed the wrong bag, and is in fact a registered gun owner. He was reportedly held in custody at Tampa International while waiting to be transferred to Hillsborough County Jail.
If convicted, Plies could face up to five years in prison for the charge. He was previously arrested in Florida last January for allegedly driving under the influence but negotiated a plea deal that reduced the charge to reckless driving.
The Senate has passed legislation that aims to strengthen music copyright
and improve royalty rates for artists in the streaming era. The upper chamber voted unanimously in favor of the bill, titled the Music Modernization Act
Among the proposed changes, the legislation codifies producers and engineers as copyright holders, meaning both would receive digital royalties when songs are played on streaming services. Currently, producers are not included in copyright law and must negotiate their own payment deals.
For hip-hop producers, especially, the current setup often results in a flat-rate purchase fee, leaving the producer without any claim to future streaming revenue. When producers do negotiate royalty deals, they're typically taking a cut from the performer's own royalties.
The Music Modernization Act also creates a new music licensing organization, run by publishers and songwriters, that will identify a song's copyright holders and manage royalty payouts. That work is currently handled by digital platforms themselves, who have frequently been sued over unpaid royalties. The bill also extends copyright protections for pre-1972 recordings.
Giant bundles of marijuana, apparently containing individually wrapped five-kilo bricks, have been washing up on the shores of Flagler Beach, Florida since the approach of Hurricane Florence last week, possibly from a boat that was either capsized by the storm or an airplane drop gone wrong.
The Flagler Beach Police Department said that about 10:55 a.m. Wednesday, citizens reported finding a large package that had washed ashore in the area of 6th North Street and North Oceanshore Boulevard. When officers opened the package, they found it contained six smaller 12-inch by 12-inch packages stuffed with marijuana.
Hours later, the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office said a beachgoer in the area of North Ocean Shore Boulevard found four circular bundles and 13 brick-style packages of narcotics and called authorities.
It’s unclear if the two incidents were related, but the U.S. Coast Guard was contacted to investigate both cases. Officials from the Coast Guard told deputies that similar packages have washed ashore from St. Augustine to New Smyrna Beach and they are trying to determine from where the narcotics originated.
Flagler County Sheriff Rick Staly said the department has collected about 100 pounds on marijuana from beaches just on Wednesday alone.
On Thursday, he said even more marijuana washed up, this time on the beach in Jungle Hut Park. Before deputies arrived, beachgoers were arguing over whether to keep the drugs or turn them into law enforcement.
pulls up with a new video, and this one's for "Bigger Than You
," a Murda Beatz-produced, Drake
The track itself is set to appear on 2 Chainz's forthcoming album, Rap or Go to the League, an LP that will serve as a proper follow-up to Mr. Chainz's critically acclaimed 2018 effort Pretty Girls Like Trap Music. Speaking on the project in an Instagram post promoting the LP, Chainz offers up his explanation for the title.
"With the height of racial tensions across America I felt I should do my part in explaining some of the brain washing formulas used in my community," he wrote at the time. "[This] album not only touches on those who did succeed thru entertainment but those who didn't ! Welcome to Rap or Go TO THE LEAGUE ! My 5th solo studio album and project that shows continued growth , success , and motivation which is playing a role in the shift of the trap paradigm [.]"
Jay Boogie Bawse, a member of Boston Hip Hop collective Bean$tock, is releasing his highly anticipated follow up titled "Roses 2". "Roses 2" is a eleven track mixtape that is lead by the records called "Barretta", "Big Bank (Where U Been)" and "Trap Phone".