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  • Donald Trump Believes He Deserves An Additional Two Years As President

    05/05/2019 9:19:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    Hot New Hip Hop ^ | May 5, 2019 | Milca P.
    Trump wants reparations. President Donald Trump believes that he's owed two additional years to serves as president of the American people because, by his measure, the first two years of his presidency were shrouded in controversy that he believes has finally come to a close following special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation. It was originally conservative religious leader Jerry Falwell Jr. who tweeted out that he only now supports "reparations" because Trump had his time stolen from him by a "corrupt failed coup." Donald Trump would take to the platform to co-sign the idea of his presidency being stolen from him,...
  • Dem Presidential Hopeful Claims Ability to See Future [semi-satire]

    02/20/2019 9:52:04 AM PST · by John Semmens · 1 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 17 Feb 2019 | John Semmens
    This week, Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif) tried to bolster her prospects for nabbing the Democratic nomination for president in the 2020 election by alleging she can see the future. "Back when I was in college in the 1980s I had a glimpse of the future where I saw the rise to fame of Snoop Dogg and Tupac," she claimed. "This was before anyone, including me, knew who these people were. Then came the 1990s and both shot to the top of the music world." "Now I see two paths diverging depending on who is elected our next president," Harris said....
  • Putin says rap should be controlled in Russia, not banned

    12/15/2018 9:15:45 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | December 15, 2018
    Alarmed by the growing popularity of rap among Russian youth, President Vladimir Putin wants cultural leaders to devise a means of controlling, rather than banning, popular music. Putin says “if it is impossible to stop, then we must lead it and direct it.” […] Putin noted that “rap is based on three pillars: sex, drugs and protest.” But he is particularly concerned with drug themes prevalent in rap, saying “this is a path to the degradation of the nation.” …
  • T.I. Calls Kanye West's Trump Meeting "A Repulsive, Disgraceful & Embarrassing Act Of Desperation"

    10/11/2018 2:47:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 75 replies
    Hip Hop DX ^ | October 11, 2018 | Kyle Eustice
    T.I. went on an epic tirade following Kanye West’s meeting with Donald Trump at the White House on Thursday (October 11). Alongside a FOX News video clip, T.I. took to Instagram to purge his thoughts on — what he calls — “the most repulsive, disgraceful and embarrassing act of desperation” he’s ever witnessed. “Now I’ve been extremely patient and made it a point to not jump to any premature conclusions about Ye’& his antics… Partially due to the lessons learned from the outcome of other similar situations dealing wit my brother Wayne (which I admittedly mishandled a bit in hindsight),”...
  • Hip hop community eying new political party line on ballot, wants Busta Rhymes or LL Cool J

    08/13/2018 7:29:17 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 18 replies
    www.nydailynews.com ^ | Aug 13, 2018 | 4:05 AM | By Kenneth Lovett
    ALBANY — Expressing frustration that urban issues are not being sufficiently addressed in New York, members of the hip hop community are looking to form their own party line for the coming state elections. The line, which would be called the New American Party, is being pushed by Jineea Butler, founder of the Hip Hop Union and a Republican congressional candidate against Rep. Adriano Espaillat (D-Manhattan). Butler said she and others have spoken to rap star Busta Rhymes about potentially running for governor on the line, but he has not committed. Butler said she also has reached out to LL...
  • Rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine Reportedly Kidnapped and Beaten in Brooklyn Robbery

    07/22/2018 11:51:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    Vulture ^ | July 22, 2018 | Halle Kiefer
    On Sunday, 6ix9ine, also known as Tekashi 6ix9ine, dropped “FEFE,” his new musical collaboration with Nicki Minaj. A matter of hours later, the rapper, whose given name is Daniel Hernandez, was reportedly kidnapped, pistol-whipped and robbed. According to the Associated Press, the New York Police Department confirmed the Brooklyn-born rapper visited a police station in the early hours of Sunday morning. According to the account he allegedly gave police, 6ix9ine was a passenger in a car around 4:30am when three men reportedly emerged from a second car, forced the rapper into their car and robbed him of “an undisclosed amount...
  • Dennis Rodman Plans to Invite Kanye West to North Korea

    07/19/2018 8:01:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Hypebeast ^ | July 19, 2018 | Keith Estiler
    On July 10, Kanye West shared a photo on Twitter portraying a Chicago Bulls jersey signed by Dennis Rodman. In the tweet, West proclaimed that Rodman is “one of my biggest inspirations…always breaking barriers with independent thought.” The NBA star expressed his gratitude to ‘Ye in a recent interview with US Weekly and also told the publication that he plans to invite the rapper to North Korea. “Kanye, he’s doing amazing work around the world so I respect him too,” he told Us Weekly. “So hopefully one day we’ll get together and collaborate on certain things. Guess what, I’ll take...
  • Health: Prodigy From Mobb Deep Dies After Hospitalization For Sickle Cell Anemia

    07/12/2018 12:27:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Brinkwire ^ | July 12, 2018
    The rapper Prodigy, from the hip hop group Mobb Deep, died today at age 42 while on tour in Las Vegas, according to TMZ. Although his exact cause of death has not been confirmed, his publicist announced that Prodigy, whose reeal name is Albert Johnson, was hospitalized a few days ago for complications caused by sickle cell anemia. Here are some possible life-threatening complications caused by this blood condition. “Prodigy was hospitalized a few days ago in Vegas after a Mobb Deep performance for complications caused by a sickle cell anemia crisis. As most of his fans know, Prodigy battled...
  • U.S. rappers XXXTentacion and Jimmy Wopo die in separate shootings

    06/19/2018 6:10:24 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 62 replies
    MSN ^ | June 19, 2018 | Reuters
    Two up-and-coming U.S. rappers, XXXTentacion and Jimmy Wopo, were killed on Monday in separate shootings near Miami and in Pittsburgh, police and local media reported. In Florida, the Broward County sheriff's office said that XXXTentacion, 20, was shot while leaving a motor sports dealership in Deerfield Beach, about 40 miles (64 km) north of Miami. The rapper, whose real name was Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy, was later pronounced dead, the sheriff's department said. "The adult male victim has been confirmed as 20 year old Jahseh Onfroy, aka rapper #XXXTentacion," the sheriff's department said in a posting on Twitter....
  • Meek Mill: Jay-Z Convinced Him to Cancel Trump Visit

    05/18/2018 7:33:09 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    TMZ ^ | May 18, 2018
    Meek Mill bailed on a visit to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue Friday after a late-night call from Jay-Z ... TMZ has learned. TMZ broke the story ... Meek agreed to travel to the White House to discuss prison reform. President Trump is hosting a Prison Reform Summit. Participants include members of Congress, various activists and, clearly, people who have become victims of the system. We're told Jay called Meek Thursday night and made it clear ... meeting with Trump would be problematic for his image and for the cause. We're told other high-profile African-Americans also called Meek and voiced serious concern....
  • China Bans Hip-Hop And Other 'Sub-Cultures' From State Television

    01/28/2018 4:39:22 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 29 replies
    RFA ^ | 2018-01-26
    China Bans Hip-Hop And Other 'Sub-Cultures' From State Television China's media regulator has banned the country's top hip-hop artists from appearing on television, saying the music genre represents "non-mainstream culture" that is "decadent." A directive from the State Administration of Press, Publications, Radio, Film and Television (SAPPRFT) published as "special content" on the entertainment pages of news portal Sina.com calls on state broadcasters to avoid hiring any performers who embody "hip-hop culture" or other sub-cultures. Performers with tattoos are also a no-no, along with anyone representing the emo-esque 'sang' culture popular with Chinese millennials, according to SAPPRFT spokesman Gao Changli....
  • Justin Timberlake is rebranding as a white man

    01/03/2018 1:53:48 AM PST · by Thurifer the Censer · 37 replies
    TheOutline.com ^ | Jan—02—2018 03:01PM EST | Ann-Derrick Gaillot
    Authenticity is quite marketable now, and for white pop stars that means shifting away from the hip-hop and R&B-influenced sounds that made them famous, and toward the sounds of Southern and country rock. For Timberlake, the pivot should be sonically natural: Originally hailing from Tennessee, Timberlake has never been shy about celebrating his Southern origins.
  • Conservatives Should Reconsider Their Opposition to Hip-Hop

    10/24/2017 10:03:20 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 89 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/24/2017 | Theodore Kupfer
    <p>The typical conservative case against the genre amounts not to music criticism, but to the charge that it promotes dangerous behaviors in the culture. Rap group N.W.A.’s 1988 album Straight Outta Compton is the representative example. Ice Cube, Dr. Dre, Eazy-E, and MC Ren, got together in the titular L.A. suburb and wrote a violent and political collection of songs that included “F**k the Police.” The album met with outrage from conservatives, and since its release the conservative mind has identified hip-hop with a rhapsodic glorification of violence. Most rap, the critique goes, feeds the violent loop that mars inner cities, whose residents scorn the justice system and settle scores outside it.</p>
  • Seth Meyers gives viewers Eminem's ultimatum: Pick me or pick Trump

    10/12/2017 6:50:16 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 12, 2017 | Avery Anapol
    Late-night-host Seth Meyers followed in Eminem’s footsteps Wednesday night, giving his viewers an ultimatum to choose him or President Trump. “I was inspired by that, so tonight I say to any fans of this show who are also big fans of Donald Trump, it’s time to make a decision guys, get off the fence,” Meyers joked. “Do you support him? Or do you support this show, that constantly mocks and denigrates anything about him? I know it’s a tough call, but the time has come to make a decision.” Eminem, in a viral rap slamming the president, told his fans...
  • Colin Kaepernick approves of Eminem's fiery freestyle takedown of Trump

    10/10/2017 10:45:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | October 11, 2017 | Daniel Chaitin
    Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick expressed his appreciation for Eminem's fiery four-and-a-half-minute freestyle takedown of President Trump. "I appreciate you," Kaepernick said in a tweet that also had the video, which aired at the 2017 BET Hip Hop Awards on Tuesday. Kaepernick led a movement beginning last season when he took a knee during the national anthem to protest the treatment of African Americans and other minorities in the U.S. Eminem dedicated a portion of his freestyle to supporting Kaepernick and other NFL players who have recently come under attack by the president for those demonstrations. "Now, if...
  • Vegas killer booked hotels overlooking Lollapalooza before Vegas massacre

    10/05/2017 9:15:29 AM PDT · by oh8eleven · 57 replies
    NY Post ^ | 5 October 2017 | Yaron Steinbuch
    Las Vegas mass killer Stephen Paddock booked two hotel rooms overlooking the Lollapalooza music festival in Chicago this summer, according to a report Thursday. Paddock specifically requested both rooms to have a sweeping view of Grant Park — about 500 yards away — but never showed up, sources told TMZ. Among the 400,000 people who packed the venue in the Windy City was Malia Obama, 19, the former president’s older daughter.
  • NEWSFLASH EMINEM: DONALD TRUMP IS THE REAL SLIM SHADY. DEAL WITH IT

    10/20/2016 5:16:23 PM PDT · by 198ml · 22 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 10/20/16 | Carly Hoilman
    Rapper Eminem released a brand-new track ahead of the final presidential debate titled “Campaign Speech.” The seven-minute freestyle rap covers a wide range of controversial news events that have surfaced during this election season — from the killing of Trayvon Martin, to Charleston church gunman Dylann Roof, to 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick and his anti-cop demonstrations. Given the rap’s title, it’s no surprise that Donald Trump gets a mention. What is surprising, however, is the fact that Eminem of all people chose to bash Trump and his supporters, considering how much he and the Republican nominee have in common.
  • Rap Reviewer David Brooks Talks Smack about Taylor Swift and Trump

    09/29/2017 1:34:14 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 5 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | September 29, 2017 | P.J. Gladnick
    David Brooks took a brief break on Friday from politics and Bruce Springsteen idol worship today in his New York Times column to take on the role of rap reviewer. His subject was Chance the Rapper (authentic birth name Chancellor Johnathan Bennett) as he expounded at length on the subject of sincerity vs authenticity. In the process he slammed both Taylor Swift and, of course, the one who continues to inhabit his mind 24/7...President Donald Trump. Brooks starts off his rap review gig with a microanalysis of the recent debut of Chance the Rapper's unnamed song and quickly proceeds to talking...
  • Inside the evil: the sickness that motivates mass shooters

    10/04/2017 10:30:41 PM PDT · by Oshkalaboomboom · 16 replies
    NY Post ^ | October 4, 2017 | Ralph Peters
    What do the Las Vegas massacre, the Charleston church shooting and last weekend’s Islamist stabbing of two Frenchwomen have in common? The murderers’ sense of inadequate recognition, and the primal lure of the ecstasy of killing. Acts of deadly terror are in fashion, the default position for a wide range of frustrated egotists. From lone-wolf Islamists enabled by faith, through punk racists, to a high-stakes gambler who craved casino perks — slum-dweller, misfit or property owner — these terrorists shared a sense that their societies wouldn’t give them their due. Too much has been made of the measure of wealth...
  • 50 Cent Thinks We Should Get Rid of Donald Trump

    09/26/2017 2:23:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    XXL ^ | September 26, 2017 | KC Orcutt
    50 Cent, who recently took XXL exclusively behind the scenes of his new variety show, 50 Central, is known for offering his forever-unfiltered commentary, even when it comes to certain controversial topics such as Donald Trump. During a conversation on The View, the music-mogul-turned-entertainer spoke as candidly as ever, explaining that if he got elected president “by accident,” he might be making similar mistakes. “I think if I was the president by accident, I would be doing things like that,” 50 Cent says with a smile when asked by co-host Whoopi Goldberg his thoughts on Trump’s recent “sons of bitches”...