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  • FC Cincinnati coach Ron Jans resigns amid racial slur investigation (he sang lyrics)

    02/18/2020 1:13:42 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 22 replies
    ESPN ^ | Feb. 18, 2020
    FC Cincinnati coach Ron Jans has resigned amid investigations into his alleged use of a racial slur. The club, which confirmed his departure in a statement Tuesday, had previously told ESPN that Jans "stepped away" from coaching duties while the investigation was ongoing.
  • KORN star announces a show with Kanye West: "This just got more interesting."

    01/12/2020 2:32:36 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 33 replies
    Metalhead Zone ^ | Jan 2020 | Eren Merdan Gursoy
    Korn guitarist Brian ‘Head’ Welch has shared an unexpected update, which is he will be on the stage with one of the most famous rappers in the world, Kanye West. According to the official statement of Brian Welch, he agreed with the Kanye West to play together on 18th January at the Sun Devil Stadium in Phoenix. After he shared this news, he added that this will be much more interesting than it seems. Here is what Brian Welch captioned: “Kanye added to our JANUARY 18 event in @sundevilstadium in Phoenix AZ, this just got more interesting… see you there.”...
  • Kanye West celebrates one year of Sunday Service at Los Angeles homeless shelter: 'This thing saved my life'

    01/08/2020 2:09:55 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 9 replies
    Fox News ^ | Dec 30, 2019 | Caleb Parke
    Kanye West marked one year of hosting Sunday Service on Skid Row in Los Angeles. The "Jesus Is King" artist chose downtown LA's Union Rescue Mission, a homeless shelter that offers foot and spiritual guidance to those in need, to host the special service and share a short message saying he wants to end homelessness around the world. “A lot of times people say, ‘Thank you Ye for Sunday Service.’ I’m saying thank God. This thing saved my life,” West said while singing "Closed On Sunday," a song referencing Chick-fil-A and family values. “This thing was an alternative to opioids....
  • Not a hip hop fan - BUT Kanye's new album is glory to Christ!

    10/26/2019 9:06:09 AM PDT · by fuzzylogic · 39 replies
    YouTube ^ | 10-25-2019 | Kanye West
    Kanye West has dedicated his new album to the Gospel. Millions and millions are listening. The comments are overwhelmingly positive. I've never been a fan but he has my respect.
  • Succeed Phly Guy death: Tributes pour in after Arkansas rapper is killed in shooting

    10/14/2019 7:19:37 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    Monsters and Critics ^ | October 14, 2019 | Frank Yemi
    Succeed Phly Guy, a rapper and former associate of Hip Hop collective Jet Life was shot dead, according to a local news report. Succeed, whose real name is Ronnie Cravens, 40, was reportedly killed in the city of Henderson, Nevada. He was pronounced dead at the scene, according to CBS affiliate KLAS 8NewsNow. Jenna Ivory, a former adult entertainer and Succeed’s girlfriend, confirmed his death in an Instagram statement. “I can’t even fu**in think right now or breathe. I just got the phone call. My love, I don’t wanna be here without you. They took you away too soon. It...
  • Detroit Runners Join Together to Create the Run Club Their Community Was Missing

    08/13/2019 3:19:18 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 3 replies
    Runner's World ^ | August 12, 2019 | Andrew Dawson
    For four years, Joe Robinson and Lance Woods ran the streets of Detroit. Robinson took the east side where he resided, and Woods had the west side. But they never ran together. They didn’t know each other. Though both lifelong Detroiters, their paths never crossed. Not in running, and not in their careers. Woods worked in youth development in the local school system while Robinson operated as a young, hip hip entrepreneur with his company APX Management, which works with up-and-coming rappers in the city. Yet both had a similar vision for their home and the African-American community: a running...
  • Trump, Melania working to bring rapper ASAP Rocky home from Swedish prison soon

    07/19/2019 6:30:17 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 31 replies
    Newsweek ^ | July 19, 2019 | Kelly Wynne
    ASAP Rocky was still in a Swedish jail as of Friday afternoon, awaiting possible charges related to an alleged assault, though that may change soon after the Trump administration said it may get involved in seeking his release. Rocky's managers have said the musician acted to protect himself. TMZ posted a video on July 2 that the site claimed shows Rocky attempting to calm things down immediately before the incident. Fans of the rapper have been begging for the help of President Donald Trump to bring the American musician home after authorities in Sweden extended his time behind bars. President...
  • 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>