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  • Dallas police lieutenant Regina Smith ... under scrutiny for rap video, website

    11/27/2012 10:25:55 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 26 replies
    dallasnews.com ^ | 11-27-12 | Tanya Eiserer
    A lieutenant in the Dallas Police Department who goes by the name “Lucille Baller” when she promotes herself as a recording artist promises to shoot anyone who messes with her in a rap song that was posted on her website. “Don’t push Ms. Lucy because you won’t like the consequences,” Dallas Police Lt. Regina Smith raps on the recording. “Mess with me or I will shoot a [expletive] cuz Lucille Baller, she been to hell and back.” Smith, who oversees burglary and theft detectives at the Southwest and Northwest patrol investigative units, will likely face an internal affairs investigation over...
  • Russell Simmons' Hypocritical NRA Slam

    07/28/2012 12:56:51 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 18 replies
    Big Hollywood ^ | July 28, 2012 | Harold Hutchison
    Russell Simmons recently unleashed a broadside against the NRA in the wake of the tragic Aurora shooting. In that tirade, Simmons went full-bore against the Second Amendment: “[T]he NRA has been successful at blocking attempts to pass reasonable legislation that would require background checks at gun-shows (currently there are none), as well as blocking people on the terror watch list and those who are mentally unstable from obtaining guns and putting an end to the sale of accessories like 100 round drums. They are also the group behind the "Stand Your Ground" law that George Zimmerman claims protects him from...
  • Jimmy Iovine is No American Idol

    05/22/2012 6:00:31 PM PDT · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 6 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | May 22, 2012 | JP
    You wouldn’t know it from the role he plays as kindly “mentor” to the promising young musical talent vying to be the next “American Idol,” but Jimmy Iovine has done as much to coarsen our popular culture as anyone on the planet. His biography boasts that the 59-year-old music producer has worked with such acclaimed acts as John Lennon, Bruce Springsteen, Stevie Nicks, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers and U2. What it doesn’t say is that Iovine almost singlehandedly brought so-called “gangsta rap” from the outer fringes of the music industry – where it belonged – to right smack dab...
  • Libya Aereal Driveby Gangsta Rap Lyrics

    04/07/2011 1:56:22 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 1+ views
    Free Republic ^ | 7/4/11 | Eleutheria5
    I bin hittin' the greens Gittin' down in the polls I bin scopin' the scenes Reassessin' my goals There's some drama over there Momar pissed off the French 'cause he ain't playin' fair Gonna be his monkey wrench Busta cap in the air Ratatatatat Busta cap in the air Blangblangblangbababalbang Busta billion dollar Heat seakin' sea-to-air pilot-freakin' cap Ain't gonna take no more crap From m'man Farrakhan's posse-punk Moamar.
  • A: Young Jeezy gets political with 'The Recession,' his new CD

    09/04/2008 7:39:21 AM PDT · by weegee · 9 replies · 130+ views
    AP via AM New York ^ | 8:49 AM EDT, September 4, 2008 | By MESFIN FEKADU | Associated Press Writer
    NEW YORK (AP) _ Young Jeezy may seem like an unlikely political commentator, given his status as a gangsta rapper. But on his new CD, "The Recession," he talks about more than just hustling, putting in his two cents about the economy, struggling times and Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama. The platinum-selling, Atlanta-based rapper is broadening his subject matter as he also tries to appeal to a wider audience. So far, it seems he's achieving that goal: He appeared on Usher's No. 1 hit, "Love in This Club," and got a boost when Michael Phelps gave him props in Beijing,...
  • British court rejects Snoop Dogg visa ban

    04/24/2008 10:34:36 AM PDT · by indcons · 6 replies · 80+ views
    A British court has overruled the government's decision to deny Snoop Dogg a visa after he was involved in an airport lounge brawl in 2006. The Guardian newspaper says a panel of immigration judges has rejected an attempt by Britain's Home Office to keep the 36-year-old U.S. rapper out of the country. A lower court ruled in January that Snoop hadn't started or been responsible for any public disorder. Police arrested Snoop and five members of his entourage after a brawl at British Airways' VIP lounge at London's Heathrow airport. The rapper, whose real name is Cordozar Calvin Broadus, was...
  • Alicia Keys: 'gangsta rap' was merely government ploy to convince black people to kill each other

    04/12/2008 3:14:52 PM PDT · by Joiseydude · 159 replies · 1,073+ views
    AP ^ | April 12, 2008
    NEW YORK — There's another side to Alicia Keys: conspiracy theorist. The Grammy-winning singer-songwriter tells Blender magazine: "'Gangsta rap' was a ploy to convince black people to kill each other. 'Gangsta rap' didn't exist." Keys, 27, said she's read several Black Panther autobiographies and wears a gold AK-47 pendant around her neck "to symbolize strength, power and killing 'em dead," according to an interview in the magazine's May issue, on newsstands Tuesday. Another of her theories: The bicoastal feud between slain rappers Tupac Shakur and Notorious B.I.G. was fueled "by the government and the media, to stop another great black...
  • Why young black men could use a little kick in the pants

    09/27/2007 6:12:14 PM PDT · by Coleus · 43 replies · 777+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | September 26, 2007 | FAITH JENKINS
    Dear brothers (do you mind if I call you brothers?), Have you heard about the movement to ticket and fine people - meaning, people like you - for wearing sagging, underwear-revealing pants? It started in a small Louisiana town, where you can now get up to six months in jail and a $500 fine for exposing your undergarments. Proposals have since popped up from Atlanta to Baltimore to Trenton, and last week even in Yonkers. It's only a matter of time before some enterprising City Council member puts it on the table here in New York. And in every city,...
  • Rappers dump their trash-talk

    08/09/2007 12:37:21 PM PDT · by ellenbrewster · 5 replies · 282+ views
    http://www.ellenbrewster.com ^ | 8-08-07 | Ellen Brewster
    The generation-long swim in a musical sewer may experience a mild sanitization thanks to the imprudent use of black gangsta-rap by a 66-year old, pasty-faced white guy from Westport, Conn. The Associated Press reports that in the wake of the Don Imus flap, such superstar rappers as Chamillionare, Master P, Talib Kweli, and popular 17-year-old newcomer Sean Kingston aim for heavy airplay without the filth. Hopefully, they’ll get it. Before the rhythmic idiosyncrasy known as gangsta-rap infested our cultural arena, composers purposed to soothe, entertain and energize the human spirit. “I think music in itself is healing. It's an explosive...
  • Not Welcome Down Under (Aussie Officials Refuse Entry to Rapper "Snoop Dogg")

    04/27/2007 8:10:00 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 11 replies · 787+ views
    SignOnSanDiego.com ^ | April 27, 2007 | PUBLIC EYE
    Not Welcome Down Under April 27, 2007 Snoop Dogg has been refused entry into Australia because of his extensive criminal record, the immigration minister said yesterday. Snoop Dogg, whose real name is Cordozar Calvin Broadus Jr., was due to fly into Sydney this week to co-host the MTV Australia Video Music Awards. Immigration Minister Kevin Andrews said Snoop Dogg's visa was canceled because he had failed to pass the country's strict character test, which takes criminal convictions into account. “He doesn't seem the sort of bloke we want in this country,” Andrews told Sydney's Macquarie Radio. Snoop Dogg has 28...
  • A Disturbing, Violent Trend [Must read]

    01/06/2007 5:47:26 AM PST · by indcons · 121 replies · 3,205+ views
    ESPN ^ | Jan. 6, 2007 | Jemele Hill
    "Wrong place at the wrong time." Who knew the wrong place to be on New Year's Eve was at a party welcoming in the new year? Who knew the wrong time to be murdered was now – when people are so callous about death that it's almost as if we're asking the victim, "Just what did you do to get yourself murdered?" There are many words to describe the senseless killing of Denver Broncos cornerback Darrent Williams. Unfortunate. Heartbreaking. Sad. But here's the one word we can't use in describing such a death: Unexpected. Over the past 12 months, three...
  • Moms vs. Hip-Hop

    10/20/2006 10:57:46 AM PDT · by qam1 · 52 replies · 1,636+ views
    Media Resource Center ^ | 10/20/06 | Brent Bozell III
    Middle age has been disturbing for people of the baby-boomer rock-and-roll generation, waiting with dread for the day when Mick Jagger wanders on stage with a walker. Rock music of the Rolling Stones vintage is now in danger of being seen as Muzak for retirees. You can certainly hear it at the supermarket. Rap music and the hip-hop culture is about 25 years younger than rock, and believe it or not, it’s happening there, too. Today’s children are now beginning to look askance at their parents for liking "old school" rap rather than today’s truly toxic stuff. The Washington Post...
  • Boy, 8, accused of playground sex assault

    08/04/2006 4:05:47 PM PDT · by jmc1969 · 50 replies · 1,795+ views
    Pioneer Press ^ | August 4 2006 | DOUG BELDEN
    An 8-year-old boy accused of sexually assaulting a second-grade classmate last week at a St. Paul elementary school now faces expulsion. The incident happened on the playground at Four Seasons A+ Elementary, which holds classes year round, as students waited for buses just before the end of the day July 24. The boy is believed to have approached an 8-year-old girl on a slide, forced her to kiss his private parts and then simulated sex on her, according to school district officials and members of the girl's family. The slide was enclosed by a tube, making it impossible for the...
  • Behind the Makeup: BLACK LIKE YOU

    07/16/2006 3:42:59 PM PDT · by fgoodwin · 6 replies · 735+ views
    NY Times ^ | July 16, 2006 | ALAN LIGHT
    IN the last few years, it has seemed that perhaps America's long-buried history of blackface is being allowed to peek out of the closet. Bob Dylan named his most recent studio album "Love and Theft," after Eric Lott's landmark 1993 study of the form; and in his curious 2003 film, "Masked and Anonymous," Dylan even got Ed Harris to "black up" for a scene. Spike Lee also explored the subject in "Bamboozled," and competing biographies of Stepin Fetchit joined "Where Dead Voices Gather," Nick Tosches' meditation on the minstrel superstar Emmett Miller, on bookshelves. "Old Dan Tucker," the opening track...
  • <s>100</s> 110 People Who Are Screwing Up America (And Al Franken is #37)

    06/15/2006 9:44:33 AM PDT · by starfish923 · 6 replies · 369+ views
    Bernard Goldberg's <s>100</s> 110 People Who Are Screwing Up America (And Al Franken is #37) | June 15, 2006 | Starfish923
    I just finished reading Bernard Goldberg's 100 110 People Who Are Screwing Up America (And Al Franken is #37). What a great book. I read it twice.I don't agree with everything he wrote, but I sure found out a lot about some really poisonous people in our country who are doing all they can to screw up our great country. Any suggestions as to whom any of you might add? I would add San Francisco mayor Gavin Newsome for his breaking of state law and allowing homosexuals to get married in San Francisco.
  • Rapper Obie Trice Shot on Detroit Freeway

    12/31/2005 9:33:53 AM PST · by freepatriot32 · 62 replies · 5,262+ views
    http://www.comcast.net/ ^ | 12 31 05 | Associated Press
    DETROIT - Obie Trice was shot early Saturday while driving on a city highway, police said. Trice, a Detroit native and protege of Eminem, was on the Lodge Freeway at about 1:10 a.m. when his vehicle was shot at by someone in another car, said Michigan State Police Sgt. Mario Gonzales. Trice managed to continue driving and exited the freeway in the suburb of Southfield, where his girlfriend, who also was in the vehicle, flagged down police, Gonzales said. The girlfriend wasn't wounded. He was taken to Providence Hospital, where he was treated and released, said hospital spokesman Brian Taylor....
  • The Second Romanian Revolution Will Be Televised

    09/29/2005 9:00:14 PM PDT · by neverdem · 2 replies · 392+ views
    Reason ^ | October 2005 | Matt Welch
    The TV show Dallas helped overthrow Ceausescu. Now gangsta rap and pop culture are driving out corrupt post-Soviet thugs.Mr. Benea, regrettably, is not in. Yes, our 12 p.m. interview was on the calendar, and certainly he appreciates that it was a hot three-hour train trip from the Romanian capital city of Bucharest to Slobozia, a forgettable little transit town halfway to the Black Sea. But Mr. Benea is, um, at an important meeting. Very busy man. The lobby of the Hermes Land Hotel is as deserted as the set of a long-canceled television show. The parking lot outside does not...
  • Spike Lee derides gangsta rap lyrics in T.O. speech

    03/18/2005 10:46:37 AM PST · by Cat loving Texan · 60 replies · 2,120+ views
    Spike Lee derides gangsta rap lyrics in T.O. speech Canadian Press TORONTO — Many black students today are failing in school on purpose because peer pressure via media images has convinced them that smart equals white and that it's cool to become pimps or "video ho's" says pre-eminent African-American filmmaker Spike Lee. And Lee told an audience comprised largely of Ontario university students that people can vote with their pocketbooks to convince artists, record companies and media conglomerates like Viacom that the images in today's music videos or lyrics in gangsta rap are unacceptable. "As African-Americans we let artists slide,"...
  • Beau selecteur! Rap gets in the spirit

    02/05/2005 4:32:48 PM PST · by MadIvan · 11 replies · 528+ views
    Scotland on Sunday ^ | February 6, 2005 | SUSAN BELL
    AS FRANCE’S wine industry tries to haul itself out of a quagmire of overproduction, plummeting sales and overseas competition, cognac sales are booming thanks to help from a very unlikely quarter: American gangsta rappers.The hip hop crowd have adopted the drink - previously associated with gentlemen’s clubs - as their own, affectionately referring to it as "Yak". French cognac’s top brands have benefited from numerous rap anthems in their honour, the lyrics of which frequently read like an advertising executive’s dream. As a result, exports have increased across the board by around 10%. One song, Busta Rhymes and P Diddy’s...
  • SNOOP DOGG to coach Little League Footballers

    12/14/2004 9:13:21 AM PST · by KMC1 · 49 replies · 2,175+ views
    WMCA - New York ^ | 12.14.2004
    WHO LET THE DOGGS OUT?:Someone, somewhere, has gotten something drastically wrong. "Snoop Dogg has just inked a deal to coach football..." Saying it out loud doesn't make it sound any better. The rapper and "music" star turned convicted felon turned movie star turned T-Mobile spokesperson has reached a deal to star in and executive produce a feature based on his experience as the coach of his young son's football team. According to Reuters-NY 20th Century Fox beat out several bidders and paid $1,000,000 for "Coach Snoop". "This film is about how I learned to be a good father through coaching," Snoop...
  • Torture Is Possible in Prosecutor's Death

    12/06/2003 7:08:36 AM PST · by Pharmboy · 60 replies · 472+ views
    NY Times ^ | 12-6-03 | JAMES DAO and ERIC LICHTBLAU
    Reuters Jonathan P. Luna, who was last seen alive leaving a garage. WASHINGTON, Dec. 5 — Jonathan P. Luna, a federal prosecutor in Baltimore whose body was found in rural Pennsylvania on Thursday, was stabbed 36 times and may have been tortured before he was thrown into a creek to drown, officials said on Friday. Mr. Luna's body was discovered near the town of Ephrata, south of Reading, Pa., on Thursday morning, hours before he was scheduled to appear in court in Baltimore, 70 miles away, in the case of a rap artist and his associate accused of running a...
  • HIP-HOP honcho Russell Simmons - a right-wing darling?

    07/20/2003 1:39:49 AM PDT · by Pikamax · 6 replies · 633+ views
    NYPOST ^ | 07/20/03 | ANDREA PEYSER
    <p>July 20, 2003 -- HIP-HOP honcho Russell Simmons - a right-wing darling? Talk about the law of unintended consequences.</p> <p>In May, the music mogul focused his fierce wealth, fat connections and exhausting gift for rapid-fire chat toward one goal: overturning New York's harsh Rockefeller-era drug laws.</p>
  • Rapper Held Without Bond Will Miss Tour

    07/14/2003 1:33:18 PM PDT · by BillyBonebrake · 9 replies · 282+ views
    N.T. Times ^ | July 14, 2003 | unknown
    PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Beanie Sigel's clothing line boasts hidden pockets and gun holsters designed, he says, to withstand a police chase. ``You know how you put your gun in your waistline and you gotta worry about it slipping? With these clothes, you don't got to worry about that,'' the rapper told allhiphop.com last year. ``Don't worry about having to run from the police neither, because State Property (clothing) can stand the search.'' But run he did, authorities say, ditching his 2002 Cadillac Escalade when police tried to make a traffic stop on April 20. Sigel also opted against the hidden-pocket...
  • Rapper accused of eating roommate to boost image

    04/14/2003 7:02:22 AM PDT · by dead · 43 replies · 1,303+ views
    Sydney Morning Herald ^ | April 14 2003
    An aspiring rap star who has been charged with murdering his roommate and eating part of her lung did so as part of his record label's plan to cultivate a "gangsta" image for him, the victim's mother charged in a lawsuit filed in Los Angeles. Antron Singleton, a rapper who goes by the stage name Big Lurch, faces murder and torture charges after police found him staggering naked and covered in blood on a south-east Los Angeles street on April 10, 2002. In a nearby apartment, police said they found the mutilated body of Tynisha Ysais, 21, with teeth marks...
  • Withering Wit [Aaron McGruder] Has Listeners Captivated - `Boondocks' Creator Addresses Yale Event

    11/10/2002 9:21:03 AM PST · by LurkedLongEnough · 4 replies · 312+ views
    CT Now.com (The Hartford Courant) ^ | November 10, 2002 | SUSAN CAMPBELL, Courant Staff Writer
    NEW HAVEN -- Standing at the front of an auditorium that looked like a castle dining hall, cartoonist Aaron McGruder, of "The Boondocks," leaned into the microphone and said, "All right. Yale." And the packed house applauded, just like that. Through the rest of his nearly two-hour talk on Saturday, McGruder, a 28-year old who looks no older than his college audience, drew guffaws, groans, and loud applause at Yale University's eighth annual Black Solidarity Conference.