Jay Z to Produce Trayvon Martin Film & Documentary Series

A new report from Variety reveals that Jay Z, in conjunction his new partners at The Weinstein Company, is planning both a narrative film and a separate documentary television series about the life and death of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin. Jay recently acquired the rights to two books about Martin’s 2012 murder by George Zimmerman: Rest in Power: The Enduring Life of Trayvon Martin, written by Trayvon’s parents Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin, and Suspicion Nation: The Inside Story of the Trayvon Martin Injustice and Why We Continue to Repeat It by NBC correspondent Lisa Bloom, which will form the basis for the film and the series. While both projects appear to still be in the preliminary stages, with deals being negotiated as recently as last month’s Oscars weekend, the TV series will apparently be a 6-episode limited run similar to the Kalief Browder series that Jay and the Weinsteins produced and which is currently airing on the Spike network.

Rick Ross Disses Birdman on “Idols Become Rivals”

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Following a star-studded roll-out that featured Chris Rock and Martha Stewart, Rick Ross will deliver his latest solo project, Rather You Than Me at midnight tonight. The album, which is already available in some markets outside of the US, and has thoroughly leaked here as well, clocks in at a tight 14-tracks and features a number of high-profile guests. While we’ve already heard a number of the big-name collabs, there are still some standout tracks you’re gonna want to check for.

Notably, Rozay rides on Birdman and defends the honor of Lil Wayne on the not-at-all-subliminal “Idols Become Rivals”, on which he accuses the Cash Money founder of rocking fake watches, leasing exotics, stealing his artists publishing payments and an unspecified financial slight against DJ Khaled. Notably, he delivers all of this over a flip of the beat from Jay Z’s “Where Have You Been”, on which Hov and Beanie Sigel addressed their absentee fathers.

You’re also going to want to check out the Nas-assisted “Powers That Be” and of course the 5th installment of the “Maybach Music” series featuring DeJ Loaf. As an added bonus, Chris Rock shows up for “Blame Game”-style interludes throughout the tape.

Stream “Idols Become Rivals” below and check back tonight for the full album stream.

Koffee & Kush Live Podcast (Episode 1)

This past weekend, DJ Tephlon x Tracye Big Deal x DJ Outta Space and myself embarked on a journey we’ve all been waiting to make for sometime. Unfortunately our co host Schweinbeck couldn’t be with us this week, but we showed up and showed out for her.

We had a chance to tackle the craze about Backwoods, and why people are smoking mid in the city on Saturdays! Shouts to GasHouse for my new koffee mug!