Bay Area Legend Keak Da Sneak recovering after shooting in Richmond

After speaking to a very close source keak is alive but in critical condition.

The hyphy-era legend was shot this morning.

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East Oakland rapper Keak Da Sneak was shot in Richmond, CA around 5:30am, Monday morning following a show he played in Oakland. Police found him in front of a 76 Gas Station at the intersection of Carlson Boulevard and Imperial Way.Richmond police are currently investigating the shooting the  gas station in the early morning hours of Monday, August 21. The 39-year-old rapper born Charles Kente Williams was later admitted to surgery, but is out and recovering according to various close sources including KTVUand a now-deleted Instagram post from a friend. No other details are available at this time.

Keak was a pioneer of hyphy, the Bay Area subgenre rooted in high energy, frenetic dancing. He coined the term in 1994 and released hits well into the mid-2000s. This June, he released the new track ‘Thunderdome’ and has been teasing a new album for 2017.Keak Da Sneak who has contributed a ton to the Bay’s rap scene since his debut with Dual Committee in 1992, with various Hyphy Era classics, work as part of 3X Krazy, and his contribution to E-40’s “Tell Me When To Go”, was also shot in January of this year and left with minor injuries.

Rapper “Mitchy Slick” Arrested on Kidnap, Trafficking, Porn Charges

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San Diego rap artist known as “Mitchy Slick,” and who was suspected of kidnapping a Southern California woman and holding her in a San Anselmo home has turned himself in after a judge issued a $1.5 million warrant for his arrest.

A spokeswoman for the Marin County Jail on Thursday said that Charles LaSean Mitchell, professionally known as “Mitchy Slick,” was being held on kidnapping, human trafficking, as well as pimping, pandering and porn charges. She said he was also booked on charges of being in a criminal street gang, exhibiting a firearm and making terrorist threats.

He is scheduled to appear in court to answer those charges on Thursday morning. Reaching his defense attorney was not immediately successful.
Marin County sheriff’s officials said Mitchell, 40,  is suspected of being an active member of the Lincoln Park Bloods gang in San Diego.

Sheriff’s office officials had previously conducted a search warrant at 30 Oak Knoll Drive in San Anselmo, where Mitchell was allegedly staying with the woman in question, but Mitchell wasn’t there and had been “at large” until Tuesday. San Anselmo is a small town about 20 miles north of San Francisco.

His exact connection to the property remains unclear, officials said.

A CityBeat article described Mitchy Slick as San Diego’s “most famous rap export” who was placed on the San Diego City Attorney’s office issued a gang injunction list in 1999.

Bay City News contributed to this report.

Eminem places the hand of the raps elite on Royal Oak rapper Danny Brown to be part of London shows


Detroit rapper Eminem, who resides in Oakland County and maintains a recording studio in Ferndale, has added landmark second show for Londonís Wembley Stadium on July 12 after tickets sold out quickly for the July 11 concert. Each is expected to draw up to 90,000 fans. Photo courtesy of Eminem  Eminem is bringing a little bit of Oakland County to his shows in London next month.Rapper Danny Brown, a Royal Oak native, has confirmed via Twitter that he’ll be performing, and presumably opening, at the Detroit superstar’s concerts July 11-12 at Wembley Stadium. The Detroit-born Brown has won critical acclaim for his three albums, including last year’s “Old,” and a variety of EPs and mixtapes. He’s also been a guest on tracks by Insane Clown Posse, A$AP Rocky, E-40, Vampire Weekend and more and is featured on the upcoming album by Ghostface Killah and BADBADNOTGOOD.The rap collective Odd Future will also be on the bill in London.Eminem and Rihanna will play a pair of Monster Tour shows on Aug. 22-23 at Detroit’s Comerica Park. Both shows are sold out.

 — Staff writer Gary Graff

BREAKING NEWS ….Rapper Gucci Mane to serve more than 3 years on federal gun charges

 Rapper Gucci Mane will serve 39 months in prison after pleading guilty Tuesday to a federal firearms charge.

The plea agreement worked out with prosecutors saves Gucci Mane, 33, whose real name is Radric Davis, considerable time behind bars.

He was facing up to 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $500,000 on two counts of possessing a firearm as a felon after a pair of September incidents in which he reportedly showed a gun and threatened police.

Both came on the same week that Atlantic Records reportedly dropped his recording contract.


“On September 12, 2013, Davis, who was a felon at the time, was found in possession of a firearm,” a federal prosecutor’s news release said. “Then, just two days later, on September 14th, he again possessed a firearm different from the earlier gun. On both occasions, Davis displayed the loaded firearm, acted erratically, and made threats to individuals, including police and his attorney.”

Davis has had numerous brushes with the law.

In 2012, Davis was arrested for hitting a man over the head with a champagne bottle at an Atlanta nightclub. The man told police the incident occurred after he tried to strike up a conversation with the rapper.

In 2010, he was arrested in Atlanta for violating a number of traffic laws, but the charges were dismissed.

In 2005, Davis was charged with murder in the shooting death of a man, but the charge was dropped because of insufficient evidence.

“The criminal history of the defendant, Radric Davis shows a complete and utter disregard for the lives of others as well as for their personal pursuits,” Aladino Ortiz with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives said Tuesday.

Sentencing is scheduled for July 28.