The manager of American rapper and actor T.I. has been slapped with a 19 thousand dollar fine for possession of marijuana by Scarborough Magistrate Brian Debideen. Cortez Thomas spent the weekend in the Tobago jail after being charged by the Crown Point police on Sunday 29th July, 2018 who were carrying out a road block exercise outside the Pigeon Point Heritage Park where T.I performed for Tobago’s Great Fete event over the weekend . HE was held with a small container of marijuana which he stated would usually be a USD$75.00 ticket in the US without imprisonment. Tobagonian events coordinator and driver of Thomas, Orlando Phillip was also charged $2000.00 for having marijuana in the vehichle. Thomas stated Trinidad & Tobago is moving too slowly to decriminalize marijuana.
You know him for the most infamous beats in hip hop and RnB for artists such as 50 Cent, Dr. Dre, Mario, Terror Squad, Beyoncé to name a very small few. There are few music careers like that of Scott Storch. The esteemed producer-songwriter made his initial mark in Philly as a key member of the Roots. A great start, but just the beginning of a wild ride to the top. Storch’s way with crafting hooks and shaping melodies, as well as his knack of being in the right place at the right time, brought him to Cali, where the inspired keyboardist began shaping the sound of pop, hip-hop and R&B, working with an array of artists that stretch from Dr. Dre and Beyoncé to 50 Cent Christina Aguilera. The hits rolled in, the money stacked up, and creativity exploded. A big chunk of the 2000’s best music has Storch’s name on it. Then, through a string of drug troubles and monetary woes, he dropped out of sight for decade. It was the music’s loss. Now he’s back in action, and our intimate profile ‘Still Storch’ paints a portrait of a man who’s seen it all and is still cranking out great tracks. These days his studio hosts artists such as French Montana, Chris Brown, A$AP Ferg as well as talented newcomers like Kyle and Thutmose. A victory come-back. For hip-hop fans, ‘Still Storch’ is a must-see mini-doc, an extended look at talent, addiction, and an unyielding passion for artistry.
A Rollo Jackson Film in Association with Somesuch
Director of Photography: Bobby Shore
Editor: Adam Biskupski
Producer: Tarquin Glass
Director: Rollo Jackson
Joseph Patel, Justin Prager, Steve Lobel, Sarah Pearson, Sally Campbell, Tim Nash, Nathan Scherrer, Tom Connaughton, JP Evangelista
“#loveindehouse to you all. DISCLAIMER this is NOT a Family or community vlog it’s just me doing me
As you know by now Benzino the guy from Love and Hip Hop That’s my personal friend over the past 4 years now. every time he comes to Trinidad,he call me to link up and hang out. He loves Laventille so much one time he says to me Yo shinez how much is a House in laventille son the view is crazy. I was like wah ????? hope you enjoy this video if you did not see the video with me and Benzino in laventille Hit the link: https://youtu.be/rU4-RI7QZJo”
Da Face’s Mogul Music is more than just an album. It’s conceptualized as a visual album which is essentially a movie musical with a storyline based on the concepts on the album and a soundtrack comprising of all the songs on the album. Think Beyonce’s Lemonade or the more recently Janelle Monae’s Dirty Computer. This type of project has never been done by an artiste from the shores of Trinidad and Tobago. Da Face is not only looking to achieve this first but he has plans to enter it in the Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival next year.
To achieve this goal, Da Face has been raising money Kickstarter-style. For every level of contribution there are rewards. At the lowest level you receive a copy of the album and your name in the credits of the visual album. At the highest level you can get, in addition to all prior rewards, your own private concert from Da Face. Early contributors were able to access his album before it launched. Some got free tickets to the album launch. Within the first two weeks he received over $5,000TT of his target $30,000TT from 17 contributors and the support is continuing.
Da Face has already begun pre-production work on the visual album. He is still accepting contributions and continue the momentum he has to achieve his goal. Contributions can be made by PayPal, to a bank account or you can link up with him and give him the cash. If you want to find out more about the project and contribute click on this link and get started.
We went down to the TTNL Event at The Black Box on the 27th of June and spoke to some of the HipHop acts that performed as well as covered the phenomenal album preview by Da Face of Future Crab studios…
In a startling new development, the *Telecommunications Authority of Trinidad and Tobago* (TATT)has tonight issued instructions to Television and Cable Providers to *REMOVE Synergy TV* from its line up, effective *IMMEDATELY.* Though TATT has chosen to remain mum on the reason for this move, or why they have chosen to “flex” their regulatory muscles at this point in time, questions still remain unanswered about the uncertainty and the future of its staff. With almost all being placed on the breadline.
This is the second local station that had been closed by TATT within the past few years. As you may remember, WIN TV was shut down on the 16 June 2016, over an issue regarding nonpayment of fees, something that local providers have called on numerous times to be reviewed.
SYNERGY TV was launched in March 2003, by then Xtatic band member Peter C Lewis. This station was an avenue for many local entertainers and designers to showcase their work. Headquartered at 19 Ariapita Ave, Port of Spain, this closure will also bring to an end many local shows such as Crime Watch, Synergy TV Soca Star, Synergy Nights LIVE, Roll Call, Dynasty Chutney, Concert Series, I Love My Ride, Pete’s Picks, Friday Nights Live, Soca Acts, Synergy Sports, Synergy TV Supermodel, Entertainment News, Karry Yuh Key, Chutney Island, Wrap Up, Synergy Sundays, Synergy Chutney Star and Yuh Done Kno.