Why DJ Rueben Wood was told he wouldn’t live past 30

Rueben Wood is preparing to tour with various Quality Control-affiliated DJs from February through March. He sits with his head held high as a successful multi-faceted media personality, DJ, producer and father. Perhaps his aura of contentment comes from the fact teachers and other people told him he wouldn’t live to see the other side […]

Rapper Wavy Navy Pooh killed in drive-by

Miami-based rapper Wavy Navy Pooh was shot and killed in a drive-by shooting while two small children were riding in the backseat of his car in metro Miami. The 28-year-old emcee, whose real name is Shandler Beaubien, was reportedly driving in the Miami suburb of Kendall and had come to a stop at a traffic […]

Quality Control’s Pee Thomas helps mom who left kids at motel while she worked

It’s hard out in the world for single Black mothers but imagine being arrested for trying to provide for your children. That’s what is happening with 24-year-old Shaina Bell from Ohio. Bell was arrested last Thursday after police acted on a tip that her two daughters were left alone in a motel while she went […]

Quality Control rapper Lil Marlo killed in Atlanta

Tragedy has once again touched hip-hop as Quality Control rapper Lil Marlo was reportedly killed in Atlanta. He was 27. There were few details available at press time, but fellow rapper and close friend Lil Yachty confirmed Marlo’s death with a poignant posting for his 10 million Instagram fans. They had just dropped bars in […]

Layton Greene pivots to conquer pain and embrace womanhood

Before the global pandemic known as the novel coronavirus began its descent upon North America, Layton Greene was poised to make 2020 her year. Since sending shockwaves through social media in 2017 with her cover of Kodak Black’s “Roll In Peace” (produced by G-Styles), she literally became an overnight sensation. One upload from her bedroom […]

Lil Baby premieres new clothing line at PURE Atlanta, gives fans a surprise

Rapper Lil Baby, born Dominique Jones, has enjoyed a successful 2019 with several hit records, but he ended the year on an even higher note premiering his new clothing line titled 4PF. The launch on Dec. 26 was the result of a collaboration with urban clothier PURE Atlanta located in Atlanta’s popular Lenox Square mall. […]

City Girls’ Yung Miami gives birth

It’s been a great month for Quality Control girl duo, City Girls as JT was released from prison earlier this month. Now the group has another monumental occasion to celebrate as Yung Miami aka Caresha and producer 808 Southside welcome a beautiful baby girl. The rapper took to Instagram on Friday, Oct. 18, to make […]

New Music Friday: Snoop thanks himself in song, Young Thug enjoying the journey

Quality Control generated a huge buzz this week, but there were some surprises that caught plenty of attention, including Young Thug’s official debut album, Snoop Dogg‘s salutation to himself and others. We covered those ditties and more with some assistance from Atlanta’s DJ Trill Mil. Check it out and sound off in the comments to […]

Lira Galore welcomes a baby girl (photos)

Lira Galore has something to celebrate. The model and entrepreneur welcomed a baby girl with her ex-fiancé Quality Control music executive Pierre “Pee” Thomas on Wednesday, April 24, 2019. Galore who has been slaying every ounce of her pregnancy, shared the announcement on Instagram with a sneak peek at her baby. She shared to her Instagram […]

Atlanta rapper Lil Marlo is fearless and ‘hard,’ says Diddy

Born and raised in Bowen Home projects in the Westside area of Atlanta, rapper Lil Marlo is on his way to becoming the next hottest rapper from the city. Seeing CEO of Quality Control Pee as his “pops” and rappers Lil Baby and Gunna as his brothers, this artist is surrounded by all the right people […]

Lil Yachty shows bravery and freestyles on Hot 97’s ‘Funkmaster Flex’

In 2018, we’re in a hurricane of the old school versus new school mentality of rap. There is a catchy news headline for every current millennial rapper about how they’ve put their youthful opinion in the cross-hairs of legends. Just last week, Los Angeles rapper Lil Xan called Tupac “boring,” which set the hip-hop community […]