Judge Rules No Jail Time For Chris Brown — Tha Wire
Chris Brown got some good news for a change, thanks to Superior Court Judge James R. Brandlin the singer won’t have to worry about going to jail and can remain in rehab.
If it was up to L.A.’s DA Mary Murray, Breezy would be behind bars. Murray filed a motion with the court to have the singer placed in jail and face a probation violation hearing stemming from his assault case in DC.
The DA said that Chris Brown should be taken into custody because he is an “increasingly violent danger to society.” However, Breezy’s lawyer, Mark Geragos, argued the court should wait for a resolution on the D.C. case, because it hasn’t been that his client assaulted anyone. Besides the fact that Chris hasn’t had any other issues since. Luckily enough for Chris Judge Brandlin agreed, acknowledging Chris was making good progress in treatment. Probation officials say he has “a more serious and responsible demeanor” since checking into rehab.
Listen to Tha Wire and get further details on when Breezy will have to check back in with the court on his rehab progress. Plus, the D.C. assault case will resume and there's more info on that inside Tha Wire as well.
In other news, Twitter may become the next frontier for artists on the come-up to be discovered. Music industry legend Lyor Cohen hopes to make that a reality. The industry vet will join forces with the social media network, Kevin Liles and Todd Moscowitz to sign new talent to his 300 label. Cohen, who spent many years running Def Jam and Warner Music Group, over the years signing artists like Slick Rick, DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince of Belair , A Tribe Called Quest to T.I and JayZ.
The 54-year-old, who says he’s looking for the artist that will change his life. Learn more about his label and how new artist can get a chance to be a part of it. Cohen explained the goal of his new label during the Midem music conference, “The mission statement is to create a lasting reputation for high quality and artist development. It’s a creative hub that goes beyond the creation of music and songs. It’s a place where artists, managers, agents can access experience and tools so they could be highly participating in the artist development process."
The industry vet added, “In the modern A&R business we are all looking for talent in various places, and certainly Twitter is a terrific place to look at talent. If you want to get signed, you have to engage with Twitter, and of course YouTube, and we’ll be looking to try and develop tools that the rest of the music community can utilize.”
Back in the day the Wu-Tang Clan’s Raekwon rapped New Balance sneakers were “vehicles for your feet.” Although the brand is often associated with streetwear, the Massachsetts-based company also makes some of the best running shoes. Speaking of which, in a couple of days, New Balance will release their Blue Tab collection for Spring/Summer 2014 featuring 3 new models, designed for active runners.
All of them will be black and with the REVlite foam technology that’s 30 percent lighter than traditional running shoes. There’s also 3M detailing on the kicks for night time/early morning protection on the road. Wanna cop a pair? Listen to Tha Wire now to find out when they're scheduled for release.
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