by Mike Winslow
The news comes on the heels of Tech N9ne’s latest album The Storm, which hit stores in December 9 and debuted as the No. 3 Independent Album in the country. Krizz Kaliko released his Go album in April. Strange Music artists Stevie Stone will release his new album on April 28, while rap duo Ces Cru will release the album Catastrophic Event Specialists album on February 10. Tour dates are slated to be released later this month.
Rapper Nas has reportedly paid off $3.5 million in back taxes to settle a debt. The “One Mic” star was reportedly accused of not paying taxes for income he earned in 2006 to 2010, totalling $3.5 million. Last year, tax liens stemming from 2007, 2008, and 2010 were filed against the 43-year-old, but in December of 2016, he settled the debt. He has yet to comment on the reports. Nas was reportedly hit with his first tax lien in 2009 and by the following year (2010) his total tax debt stood at $6.46 million.
Common is linking up with Planned Parenthood to headline an event titled “Show Up” supporting reproductive health care and abortion rights. Common, The National and others will hit the stage for the event, which will gather together activists, advocates, elected leaders and celebrities in a call for people to support reproductive freedom. “On the eve of the Presidential Inauguration, we plan to send a clear message to the incoming administration that millions of people across this country are prepared to fight attacks on reproductive health care and abortion services,” said Cecile Richards, President of Planned Parenthood Federation of America. The concert will take place January 19 in Washington D.C.