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  • Jeezy Says Donald Trump Is Not a Legitimate Presidential Candidate

    07/20/2015 10:17:23 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    XXL ^ | July 20, 2015 | Peter Walsh
    Donald Trump has become public enemy number one in the rap world and now Jeezy is chiming in. Trump pissed a lot of people off during a recent press conference when he claimed that Mexican immigrants entering the United States are criminals. “The U.S. has become a dumping ground for everybody else’s problems,” said Trump. “It’s true, and there are the best and the finest. When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best. They’re not sending you. They’re not sending you. They’re sending people that have lots of problems, and they’re bringing those problems with us. They’re...
  • IRS Investigating Shaggy 2 Dope From Insane Clown Posse

    07/15/2015 2:55:11 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 12 replies
    ABC News ^ | July 15, 2015
    The IRS wants to know more about the income of one half of hip-hop duo Insane Clown Posse. In a court filing, the government asked a judge Wednesday to enforce a summons against Joseph Utsler, better known by his stage name, Shaggy 2 Dope. Utsler's partner in Insane Clown Posse is Joseph Bruce, known as Violent J. Separately, they have been challenging the U.S. Justice Department over a 2011 report that described their fans, the Juggalos, as a "hybrid gang."
  • A Fiery Reminder That Black Lives Matter From a Hip-Hop Artist Rhyming Behind Bars

    07/06/2015 8:40:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    Good - A magazine for the global citizen ^ | July 6, 2015 | Tasbeeh Herwees
    An imprisoned hip hop artist currently serving a 10-year sentence in a California state penitentiary released a track decrying the prevalence of state violence against black communities. The song, 28 Hours, by Richie Reseda, was co-released by Black Lives Matter and Los Angeles-based art collective G.R.E.E.D.Y. City last month. With lyrics that reference the deaths of Renisha McBride, Eric Garner, Trayvon Martin, and others, the song represents a passionate, politically charged condemnation of police violence and mass incarceration. Suicide, genocide at the same time, sings Reseda. No ones on my side so I throw up gang signs. Red and...
  • Rihanna Video Celebrates Kidnap, Torture, Murder And Newsweek thinks thats just super!

    07/06/2015 11:30:55 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 39 replies
    Media Research Center ^ | 7-6-2015 | Andrew Miller
    Where can you find graphic depictions of kidnapping, nudity, torture, vandalism, forced drug use, drowning, and murder? Probably not even in the worst horror movie, but Rihannas new seven minute music video (WARNING: Highly Graphic Imagery) somehow manages to fit in every one of these things. Bitch Better Have My Money tells the story of a sadistic woman (Rihanna), her accountant, and the accountants blonde-model girlfriend. The end is bad Rihanna murders the accountant for not having her money. But most of the video doesnt even focus on this. Instead, it depicts Rihanna kidnapping and abusing the nameless blonde,...
  • Waka Flocka Disses Donald Trump On Twitter (Language warning, of course)

    07/05/2015 11:24:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    HotNewHipHop ^ | July 5, 2015 | Danny Schwartz
    Waka Flocka does not like Donald Trump. Future president Waka Flocka Flame took to Twitter this afternoon for an extended rant against hotel tycoon and presidential candidate Donald Trump. Trump announced his candidacy a couple weeks ago at the Trump Tower in NYC and immediately outed himself as a massive bigot. "When Mexico sends its people, they're not sending the best, he told supporters. They're not sending you, they're sending people that have lots of problems and they're bringing those problems. They're bringing drugs, they're bringing crime. They're rapists and some, I assume, are good people, but I speak to...
  • Killer Mike Talks Racism, Reconciliation & Reparations With Tavis Smiley (VIDEO)

    07/02/2015 4:22:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    AllHipHop News ^ | July 2, 2015 | Yohance Kyles
    Killer Mike has become a vital Hip Hop representative when it comes to discussions about injustice, police brutality, and racism. The Atlanta-based rapper has addressed those topics as one half of Run The Jewels, a guest on CNN, a lecturer at M.I.T, and a columnist for Vox. Mike returned to television to once again speak on relevant social topics. He stopped by the PBS program The Tavis Smiley Show. The conversation included Mike and Smiley debating the idea of African-Americans offering forgiveness for racial discrimination. After we reconcile, why dont I own any of the land? Why does De Beers...
  • 10 State Troopers Injured During Summer Jam Riot (New Jersey)

    06/09/2015 3:45:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    Patch ^ | June 9, 2015 | Daniel Hubbard
    State Police also arrested 61 people after they allegedly climbed fences and tried to push past security at the concert at MetLife Stadium.Dozens of people were arrested and nearly a dozen state police troopers were injured when people tried to climb fences and push their way past security at the Summer Jam concert at MetLife stadium Sunday, state police said. Concertgoers threw bottles and trash at police and security personnel; Troopers used shields and helmets to protect themselves, state police said. Police used pepper spray, noise generators, and tear gas was used to remove people from the area outside the...
  • Riots Reported at Summer Jam Concert at MetLife Stadium (New Jersey)

    06/07/2015 8:02:35 PM PDT · by CaptainK · 47 replies
    hasbrouck heights patch ^ | 06/07/2015 | Kayra Seymour
    Rioting has been reported at a concert at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford. According to multiple reports, the Hot 97 Summer Jam concert grew rowdy Sunday night, prompting State Police to use tear gas outside the gates, the Asbury Park Press reported. A state police armored vehicle tear gassed the crowd because concert goers, angry the gates were closed, threw bottles, the Asbury Park Press said. State Police officers were wearing riot gear and had their batons out, according to NBC New York. NBC New York reported tasers may have been used.
  • Radio hosts condemn unruly fans after concert melee

    06/08/2015 8:40:41 AM PDT · by rktman · 15 replies
    hosted.ap.org ^ | 6/8/2015 | Nicki Mayo
    Radio hosts from the New York station that hosted a major hip-hop concert where crowds clashed with police in a parking lot have condemned unruly fans. Laura Stylez of the Hot 97 morning show criticized the people who threw bottles at police in northern New Jersey Sunday night. DJ Ebro Darden said Monday that fans also shouldn't have tried to jump the fence to get inside the venue.
  • BREAKING: MASS RIOTS Emergency Situation at Metlife Stadium (VIDEO)

    06/07/2015 10:07:51 PM PDT · by Nachum · 113 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 6/7/15 | Jim Hoft
    RIOTING broke out at MetLife Stadium tonight at the Summer Jam Concert. It was a hip hop/rap concert hosted by Hot 97. Tyson TrishVerified account ‏@tysontrish OC gas being deployed outside MetLife Stadium Summer Jam concert @NorthJerseybrk East Rutherford, NJ Protesters threw bottles and glass objects at the police.East Coast 911 reported: EastRutherford Personnel continue to operate at MetLife Stafium, the venue for the Hot 97 Summer Jam music event this evening, where a riot & multiple fights broke out this evening. Law Enforcement personnel have had bottles/glass & other objects thrown at them. At least 1 trooper has been...
  • Lauryn Hill Cancels Show in Israel

    05/30/2015 2:58:31 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 17 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 5/5/15 | Elad Benari
    R&B, soul and hip hop singer-songwriter Lauryn Hill officially announced on Monday that she was cancelling her planned show in Israel, scheduled for May 7. In a statement on her website, Hill wrote, When deciding to play the region, my intention was to perform in both Tel Aviv and Ramallah. Setting up a performance in the Palestinian Territory, at the same time as our show in Israel, proved to be a challenge. Ive wanted very much to bring our live performance to this part of the world, but also to be a presence supporting justice and peace. It is very...
  • NJ State Police "Outraged" Over Rapper Invited to White House (Praised Fugitive Cop Killer)

    05/10/2011 6:30:04 PM PDT · by kristinn · 79 replies
    NBC New York ^ | Tuesday, May 10, 2011 | Brian Thompson
    The invitation of rapper Common to a White House this week is drawing the ire of the union representing New Jersey state police. While not even casual hip-hop fans would characterize him as a controversial rapper, Common found himself under the microscope after First Lady Michelle Obama invited him to the White House for an arts event. FOX News and Sarah Palin criticized the decision after the Daily Caller published some of Common's lyrics, including some that criticize President George W. Bush. For Jersey police, the outrage centers on a song by Common about Assata Shakur, formerly known as Joanne...
  • Michelle Obama attends sold-out hip-hop historical show Hamilton

    04/19/2015 8:56:33 PM PDT · by PROCON · 19 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | April 19, 2015 | Joe Dziemianowicz
    It helps to be the First Lady of the United States to score a ticket to the hottest musical in town. Michelle Obama spent Saturday afternoon at the matinee of "Hamilton," the soldout hip-hop history lesson about Founding Father Alexander Hamilton by In the Heights" creator Lin-Manuel Miranda.
  • GOP Presidential Hopeful Ben Carson Blames Hip-Hop For The Deterioration of Black Communities

    04/06/2015 7:36:53 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 43 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | April 06, 2015 | FRANCESCA CHAMBERS
    GOP Presidential Hopeful Ben Carson Blames Hip-Hop For The Deterioration of Black Communities on an R&B radio station Called for a return to faith-based values during an interview on a channel that describes itself as 'Americas most recognizable black radio station' Hip community was defined by Carson as an 'aspect of modern society that pretty much dismisses anything that has to do with Jesus Christ' 'As we allow the hip-hop community to destroy' our values, he said, 'we continue to deteriorate' Long-shot 2016 contender is currently on a campaign swing through New Hampshire; his exploratory committee says its raised...
  • Is London rapper Jihadi George? Hip-hop artist turned may have been one of the so-called Beatles

    03/19/2015 12:07:07 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 03/19/2015 | By OLLIE GILLMAN
    * Londoner Abdel-Majed Abdel Bary could be Jihadi George, expert says * Bary believed to be part of ISIS hostage-taking cell known as the 'Beatles' * He may have travelled to Syria with Jihadi John - Mohammed Emwazi * The terrorists lived just streets away from each other in west London * Bary was a rising talent in London's hip-hop scene before he fled country * Previously thought to be Jihadi John because of his similar facial features A London rapper who fled to Syria could be Jihadi George - the second of the ISIS hostage-taking cell known as 'The...
  • Will Smith Gets Candid About Racism, Gun Culture & Hints About Hip-Hop Return w/Help From Kanye West

    02/24/2015 2:11:48 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 75 replies
    The Atlanta Black Star ^ | February 15, 2015 | Taylor Gordon
    As the nation continues discussions about police brutality and how it pertains to racism, acting veteran Will Smith is also addressing the way Americas overall obsession with gun culture is leading to many early deaths in the Black community. The Fresh Prince of Bel Air has also sparked rumors that he may be making a return to the music business with the help of one of hip-hops biggest stars, Kanye West. Smith has spent more than 25 years in the acting business, something that often leaves big stars disconnected from the issues impacting people who dont benefit from fame and...
  • Rivera: 'Hip-Hop Has Done More Damage To Black And Brown People Than Racism In The Last 10 Years'

    02/18/2015 10:46:44 AM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 79 replies
    Huff Po ^ | 02/17/2015 | By Ryan Buxton
    "Hip-hop has done more damage to black and brown people than racism in the last 10 years," Rivera began. The Fox News contributor then challenged anyone to find "a youngster -- a Puerto Rican from the South Bronx or a black kid from Harlem who has succeeded in life other than being the one-tenth of one-tenth of one percent that make it in the music business -- that's been a success in life walking around with his pants around his ass and with visible tattoos..."Rivera added that the most powerful men in hip-hop are responsible for pushing young minorities too...
  • Palestinian rappers rage over use of song in Likud ad

    02/15/2015 3:52:51 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 8 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 15/2/15 | Adiv Sterman
    Amman-based hip-hop band Torabyeh say ruling party put their lives at risk by linking them to Islamic State Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SpVwW_bfEQM Members of the Amman-based alternative hip-hop group Torabyeh accused Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday of putting their lives at serious risk by linking them with terrorism and associating them with Islamic State fighters, following the apparently illegal use of a rap song performed by the band in a controversial campaign ad posted online by the Likud party Saturday night. In the last propaganda video released by the Israeli Likud Party which is headed by the criminal Benjamin Netanyahu (Zionist...
  • Ohio girl, 11, takes visiting baby upstairs, beats her to death, police say

    02/09/2015 5:13:56 PM PST · by BBell · 70 replies
    CLEVELAND -- An 11-year-old girl from a Cleveland suburb has been charged with murder in the beating of a 2-month-old who was staying overnight with the girl and her mother to give the baby's mom a break. The 11-year-old, her mother and the baby girl, Zuri Whitehead of Cleveland, were on a couch downstairs when the mother fell asleep at about 3 a.m. Friday, Wickliffe police Chief Randy Ice said at a news conference Monday.
  • Azealia Banks Outrageous Racist or Magickal Vigilante?

    01/21/2015 7:09:22 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Patheos' Voodoo Universe Blog ^ | January 20, 2015 | Lilith Dorsey
    A week ago most people had never come across rapper Azealia Banks. She flew onto everyones radar on Saturday with just one tweet. It was as follows- And time to put death spells on cops who kill innocent civilians and think they can get away with it.. OKURRRRRR?!Immediately people began to respond on twitter with calls to the ancient magicks and the ancestors. People called Azealia a racist, and some Wiccans even chimed in with the three fold law. If there were any Pagans out there that thought they didnt have a nickel in this quarter, they must admit they...
  • Man dies after officer-involved shooting near Garth Brooks concert

    01/17/2015 6:38:55 AM PST · by kjam22 · 27 replies
    koco news ^ | 1-17-2015 | zak patterson
    TULSA, Okla. An off-duty Oklahoma City police officer was involved in a fatal shooting Friday night. The officer, 33, who hasn't been identified, saw the man push the woman to the ground. The officer got out of his vehicle and confronted the man. He said he saw a gun in the man's waistband. When the man began walking toward the officer, the officer said the man reached for the gun. That's when the officer drew his gun and opened fire. The male, 23, who was not identified, was shot several time and taken to St. Francis Hospital. He was pronounced...
  • Azealia Banks Wants To Kill White People With Her Inborn Witch Powers

    01/13/2015 1:16:49 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Daily Caller's DC Trawler Blog ^ | January 12, 2015 | Jim Treacher, blogger
    WARNING: THE FOLLOWING POST CONTAINS CONTENT THAT MAY TRIGGER ANYONE WHO IS OFFENDED BY RACIAL SLURS AND ENJOYS MUSIC.If you dont know who Azealia Banks is, there are only two explanations: 1.Youre a racist.2.Just kidding, that was it. Shes a rapper/singer/whatever whos less known for her music than for her feuds, or beefs, with more popular and/or talented artists. She picks fights with people like Iggy Azalea, Eminem, Lady Gaga, and then a bunch of other people youve never heard of because of #1 above. Banks has been forced to do this for publicity purposes, because her music sounds like...
  • The Black Ban

    01/12/2015 2:10:31 PM PST · by QT3.14 · 46 replies
    World Around The Net ^ | January 5, 2015
    According to the latest census data, African Americans make up just over 13% of the US population. That means out of the 317 million people living in the USA, there are about 41 million blacks -- just over the total population of California. However, looking at the popular culture you'd never know that. Black music dominates popular music. Black culture is how most people define "cool." And most of all, what might offend blacks dominates popular culture, media, education, and entertainment. Fred Reed writes:
  • How music is fueling the # BlackLivesMatter movement

    01/12/2015 4:44:59 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The New Pittsburgh Courier ^ | January 7, 2015 | Deonna Anderson
    Since August, when unarmed teenager Michael Brown was killed by police officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Mo., young people have rallied in the streets of Ferguson, New York, Oakland, Los Angeles and other cities across the nation and the world. In Long Beach, young people recently began organizing around the slogan #BlackLivesMatter, a campaign born in 2012 after Trayvon Martin’s killer, George Zimmerman, was acquitted of murder charges. Throughout, music has been an undeniable part of the protests, the latest reminder that when used the right way, music can inspire social change. “Music can be considered the heartbeat of social...
  • Family feud erupts into brawl with mace, PVC pipes, gunshots...father and son arrested (SC)

    01/06/2015 8:57:25 AM PST · by Gamecock · 31 replies
    The State ^ | January 5, 2015 | HARRISON CAHILL
    Full Title: Family feud erupts into brawl with mace, PVC pipes, gunshots, truck; one in critical condition, father and son arrested SUMTER COUNTY, SC An altercation between two families that left one man in critical condition and a father and son facing charges is part of an ongoing feud, a spokesman with the Sumter County Sheriffs Office said. Braden Bunch said the feud has persisted for more than a year. Bunch said he doesnt know what started the feud between the families, but confirmed Monday sheriffs deputies have responded to several incidents between them. There are currently court cases...
  • Police: Man suspected of sexual assault is beaten by relative, arrested in South Carolina

    01/06/2015 7:21:04 AM PST · by Freeport · 25 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 05, 2015 | N/A
    CONWAY, S.C. Police say a South Carolina man charged with sexual assault of his nephew's girlfriend was beaten by the relative, who won't be charged in the incident. Fifty-two-year-old William Mattson of Conway is charged with first-degree criminal sexual conduct. Local media outlets report that a judge denied him bond Saturday. Mattson was arrested New Year's Day. Authorities say Mattson's nephew told them he came home and found his girlfriend and uncle in bed together. The nephew said the woman was naked, and Mattson was clothed. The man said he beat Mattson until he was out of the house....
  • Azealia Banks Continues to Bash America For Impeding Advancement of Blacks

    12/29/2014 5:07:34 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    Just Jared ^ | December 27, 2014
    Azealia Banks is still bothered by Americas history with slavery and took to Twitter to let everyone know about it! The 23-year-old rapper believed that America owed money to blacks for putting them into slavery and stopping them from being successful in society. I dont know why all the white people on my Twitter are saying Im playing the victim cause Im not I really just want my [expletive] money, the 23-year-old rapper tweeted on Saturday (December 27). Azealia decided to voice her opinion after she stirred up some controversy by saying that she wanted to find descendants of slave...
  • Black lives dont matter (Not what you think it is)

    12/14/2014 5:42:05 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Bob Owens ^ | December 11, 2014 | Bob Owens
    [I had originally posted this as a comment to an news article about an absurd "Hand Up, Don't Shoot" protest at my alma mater, East Carolina University, covered by WITN. The good little progressive censors at WITN didn't appreciate my polite if forceful views, and deleted it. It's replicated here for my edification.] Black lives dont matter. If they did, people would be rioting to burn down Planned Parenthood locations, which have been intentionally located in minority neighborhoods since the groups racist founder Margaret Sanger decided that it was the easiest way to exterminate them. In 1922 she said: We...
  • Heres How Waka Flocka Is Joining The Fight Against Ebola (Finally!)

    11/07/2014 1:54:28 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    MTV News ^ | November 7, 2014 | Nadeska Alexis
    Health care workers are facing more than a few hurdles in their battle to combat the deadly Ebola outbreak thats sweeping across Africa, and countries like Liberia and Sierra Leone have been hit particularly hard. A lack of electricity in the West African nations has made battling the disease even more dangerous, and now Waka Flocka Flame is teaming up with WakaWaka, to help deliver portable solar-powered lights to these countries. Camille van Gestel, the CEO of WakaWaka, started a kickstarter campaign to raise enough money to send lights and medical packets to health care workers on the front lines....
  • Hip-hops anthem in Ferguson

    10/17/2014 7:48:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    MSNBC ^ | October 16, 2014 | Amanda Sakuma
    ST. LOUIS, Missouri If the protests in Ferguson and St. Louis in recent months have an anthem, it isnt We Shall Overcome, or Wade in the Water, or any other civil rights-era song. Its a darker, more confrontational song Lil Boosies F*** the Police. When the chorus of Lil Boosies song wasnt blaring on a giant sound system carted through the crowd at night, it showed up in chants or printed on posters. As night fell, the protests morphed into a party, with demonstrators dancing out on the street and on top of cars. With few ways for...
  • From gangsta rapper to Islamist militant: German hip-hop artist joins the Islamic State

    09/20/2014 5:12:43 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 09/20/2014 | Marc Young
    As war in Syria and Iraq attracts a growing number of Muslim extremists from Europe, intelligence officials in Germany believe a former gangsta rapper has joined the inner circle of Islamists fighting there. Denis Cuspert was once a modestly successful member of Germany's hip-hop scene going by the stage name Deso Dogg. Now he calls himself Abu Talha the German and is a top propagandist for the so-called Islamic State (IS) caliphate, which is blamed for several wartime atrocities. His ascent into the upper IS ranks is raising concerns that such "homegrown" Islamists could embolden Muslim extremists in Germany or...
  • Rapper Waka Flocka to Hire 'Blunt Roller' for $50,000 a Year

    09/17/2014 5:01:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    Breitbart's Big Hollywood ^ | September 17, 2014 | Kelli Serio
    Rapper Waka Flocka, also known as Juaquin Malphurs, announced on social media that he is accepting job applications for an experienced "blunt roller" and is willing to pay an annual salary of $50,000. He encouraged all applicants to apply using the hashtag "#icanroll"(continued)
  • Who is Abdul Hamid? When Christian Young Men Turn to Islam

    09/07/2014 10:10:45 AM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 42 replies
    Thoe Catholic Men ^ | September 4, 2014 | Fr. Brian Doerr
    Although Abdul Hamid has largely been forgotten, he is the young man sitting in the pew next to you at Mass. Abdul was the renowned American boy John Walker Lindh who turned Taliban fighter in Afghanistan shortly after September 11, 2001. The argument can be made that he is an icon for many American Catholic youth of our current day. John Walker Lindh was raised Catholic in his suburban California home. By the age of 16, he left his spiritual heritage in search of his own spiritual path. That eventually led him to Islam and to his senseless death...
  • Nelly speaks to protesters in Ferguson (Finally!)

    08/18/2014 7:17:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    KTVI-TV ^ | August 18, 2014 | Elliot Davis
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)FERGUSON, MO (KTVI) As the turmoil in Ferguson enters its 10th day and businesses along West Florissant Avenue are picking up from another night of looting following the fatal shooting of Michael Brown. The landscape for protestors has dramatically changed. Demonstrators were informed Monday that they will no longer be able to march on West Florissant, stand in the turning lane and must keep moving during rallies. Protesters will also no longer be permitted to gather at the burned out QuikTrip on West Florissant which has become ground zero for protesters. Governor Jay Nixon ordered the Missouri National Guard...
  • Lecrae Becomes First Number-One Christian Hip-Hop Artist in iTunes History...

    08/07/2014 2:53:14 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 6 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 8/6/14 | Emma Koonse
    Lecrae made history with his brand-new single "All I Need Is You" this week, becoming the first Christian hip-hop artist of all time to ever reach the number-one spot on iTunes... ""I think it's phenomenal to make music that challenges people to think on morality, spirituality and the betterment of society. Many people do that. Some sing country or jazz - I rap. At the end of the day I'm not here to hold up the banner of a genre. I am here to hold up the banner of Truth. It's way bigger than genres and charts. I'm fighting to...
  • The Conspiracy to Whitewash Hip-Hop

    06/20/2014 1:09:25 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    The Root ^ | June 18 2014 | TRAVIS L. GOSA, PH.D
    Why Iggy Azaleas music is so popular and problematic.hen asked about Forbes claim that hip-hop is run by a white, blond, Australian rapper named Iggy Azalea, incumbent queen bee Nicki Minaj laughed hysterically. The financial magazine may be qualified to calculate the $250 million valuation of Nickis Myx Fusions Moscato wine coolers, Nicki reasoned, but only the hip-hop community can bequeath the throne to Iggy. One week later, Iggy Azalea became the only artist since the 1964 Beatles to have her first two singles occupy the top of the Billboard Hot 100 chart, and the fourth female emcee to hit...
  • The Last Words of Tupac Shakur

    05/23/2014 11:24:08 AM PDT · by Bratch · 32 replies
    Vegas Seven ^ | May 21, 2014 | Sean DeFrank
    One late-summer night in 1996, a rap superstar was gunned down just off the Strip. Since then, his story has become legend. But for the Metro cop who was first on the scene, that night remains unforgettably real. The call came in on the radio just after 11:15 p.m.: Shots had been fired near the intersection of Flamingo and Koval, with possible victims. Several vehicles had made a U-turn on Flamingo and headed west. The bicycle officer who made the call from the Maxim hotel began trailing the cars, but was too far behind to catch them. He could, however,...
  • Homeboy Sandman Calls Blacks "Cowards" Over Donald Sterling Controversy

    04/28/2014 7:19:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Hip Hop Wired ^ | April 28, 2014 | D.L. Chandler
    Homeboy Sandman, regarded as one of the more gifted and brilliant rappers in the game, also moonlights as a columnist of strong opinion and thought. The Stones Throw rapper took aim at the Donald Sterling controversy in a new piece, using an attention-grabbing angle of calling Blacks cowards in response to Los Angles Clippers team response to the racist allegations. On Sunday before their contest with the Golden State Warriors, the Chris Paula and Blake Griffin-led Clippers turned their practice jerseys inside out and played without enthusiasm and allowing the best of seven series to be tied two games a...
  • GOOD DAD: Dad with Daughters Pens Letter to Rap Music, Hes Had It With The Sleaze!

    04/27/2014 8:47:29 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 10 replies
    Clash Daily ^ | 4/27/14
    Mike Heenan has two daughters, his oldest daughter is only 3, but he decided to write a break-up letter to rap music. In a blog post, Heenan writes: Dear Rap Music, Ive been known to throw my hands in the air and wave em like I just dont care. I used to hit up your shows and you could often find me in the club, bottle full of bub, where, if your beat thumped enough and your hook looped just right, I could be enticed to jump motherf*cker, jump motherf*cker jump. And while Ive never really been down with O.P.P.,...
  • When the People Cheer: How Hip-Hop Failed Black America

    04/22/2014 2:57:07 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    This is the first in a weekly series of six essays looking at hip-hop's recent past, thinking about its distant past, and wondering about the possibility of a future. There are three famous quotes that haunt me and guide me though my days. The first is from John Bradford, the 16th-century English reformer. In prison for inciting a mob, Bradford saw a parade of prisoners on their way to being executed and said, There but for the grace of God go I. (Actually, he said There but for the grace of God goes John Bradford, but the switch to the...
  • Miley Cyrus faces long recovery from 'extreme allergic reaction'

    04/18/2014 4:25:53 PM PDT · by Enterprise · 105 replies
    CNN Entertainment ^ | Apr 18, 2014 | alan duke
    "Miley Cyrus could be in celebrity sick bay for another three weeks because of an "extreme allergic reaction" to an antibiotic, her representative said Thursday." (snip) "Miley was suffering from a sinus infection during her tour in N.C. a week ago. She was prescribed the antibiotic Cephalexin which she has now suffered an extreme allergic reaction to," the statement said. "This type of extreme reaction can last from five to 27 days in these types of cases."
  • 'Love & Hip Hop' Sex Tape Cripples Home Depot -- NATIONAL SHOWER ROD SHORTAGE

    04/18/2014 10:36:18 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 48 replies
    TMZ.com ^ | 04/18/2014 | TMZ
    Demand is going through the roof for gymnastics-strength shower rods -- all thanks to "Love & Hip Hop" star Mimi Faust's sex tape acrobatics -- and Home Depot, Lowe's, Target, and Walmart are struggling to keep up. We called employees at each of the major retailers (from Georgia to Cali) and we're getting the same story -- ever since the trailer for Mimi's sex tape came out, people have been racing to purchase their own super-strong shower rods to recreate the Mimi experience. And supplies are running out -- a customer at one Home Depot in Georgia tells us, they...
  • Hip-hop propaganda: How the U.S. enlists rap music to fight jihadi cool

    03/25/2014 4:09:10 PM PDT · by Sheapdog · 6 replies
    www.salon.com ^ | March 16, 2014 | Hisham D. Aidi
    Excerpted from "Rebel Music: Race, Empire, and the New Muslim Culture" One of the odder phenomena of the last decade is hearing national security elites, terrorism experts, and career diplomats discuss the finer points of flow, bling, and the politics of cool. American and European terrorism experts have increasingly expressed concerns over anti-American hip-hop, accenting the radicalizing influence of the genre. Noting that Al-Shabaab, the Somali-based Islamist group, uses jihad rap in its recruitment videos, Harvard scholar Jessica Stern wrote in Foreign Affairs: The first- and second-generation Muslim children I interviewed for a study of the sources of radicalization in...
  • Tyler, The Creator Arrested After SXSW Riot Incident

    03/16/2014 5:13:56 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 21 replies
    Billboard ^ | March 15, 2014 5:58 PM EDT | By Erik Hayden, The Hollywood Reporter and Associated Press
    Rapper Tyler, The Creator, was arrested Saturday for allegedly inciting a riot during his show at the Scoot Inn at South By Southwest music festival. Travis County Sheriff's spokesman Roger Wade said the Odd Future rapper, whose name is Tyler Gregory Okonma, was arrested at Austin-Bergstrom Airport and was to be arraigned later Saturday. If convicted of inciting a riot, which is a misdemeanor, he faces up to a year in jail and a $4,000 fine. His Bond was set at $25,000 "Specifically, the subject encouraged a large crowd on more than one occasion to force themselves past venue employees...
  • VIDEO: Just another day in America...(Obama's sons gone wild)

    03/02/2014 6:51:18 AM PST · by ilovesarah2012 · 63 replies
    VIDEO: Just another day in America...
  • Why Are White Men Like Michael Dunn So Angry?

    02/17/2014 7:34:17 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 100 replies
    The Root ^ | February 17, 2014 | Travis L. Gosa, Ph.D.
    A crisis in white masculinity is killing black teenagers and, history says, the violence is likely to continue. Why are so many white men like Michael Dunn angry? Dunn, the man found guilty Saturday on three counts of attempted second-degree murder for shooting into a car full of black teenagers at a Jacksonville, Fla., gas station after an argument over loud rap musicbut not convicted of the murder of Jordan Davis, the 17-year-old slain in the incidentprovides some answers. Like Trayvon Martins killer, George Zimmerman, Dunns case represents the rage felt by many angry white men in America. During his...
  • Kanye West Lashes Out At The Grammys Onstage In Arizona

    12/11/2013 4:56:33 PM PST · by zeestephen · 61 replies
    MSN.com ^ | 11 December 2013
    Kanye West took aim at U.S. Recording Academy officials for his Album of the Year Grammy snub at a show in Arizona on Dec 10, suggesting the oversight is racially charged.
  • Kanye West Wants To Be the Obama of Clothing

    12/03/2013 10:44:10 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    Radio.com ^ | December 3, 2013 | Shannon Carlin
    Yesterday (Dec. 3), Kanye West stopped by Atlanta’s V-103 (a Radio.com station) to talk about his recent fashion exploits, stating that he wanted to be the “Obama of clothing.” Kanye also talked about working with Louis Vuitton, noting that their decision to not let him, the Louis Vuitton Don, work in their factory, just set him back. ”I couldn’t get better,” he said, noting that even his rap game improved with practice. “Think about the way I rap on College Dropout versus the way I rap on Watch the Throne.“ He plans to get back to those factories soon though,...
  • HipHop Artist Macklemore Uses AMA to Rant About Racial Profiling & Trayvon Martin

    11/25/2013 3:49:55 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 23 replies
    american thinker ^ | 11-25-13 | american thinker
    Rather than thanking a list of friends and colleagues, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis used their American Music Awards acceptance speech to send a message of tolerance on Sunday night. The white rapper accepted his award by satellite from Florida where he preached about racial profiling and Travon Martin. Of course, he forgot to mention the numerous knock-out attacks by black youths this year.
  • Macklemore & Ryan Lewis honor Trayvon Martin at AMAs (kids...dying due to racial profiling)

    11/25/2013 10:15:35 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    MSNBC ^ | November 25, 2013 | Morgan Whitaker
    Musical artists Macklemore & Ryan Lewis took a moment to honor Trayvon Martin at the American Music Awards Sunday night. While accepting an award for favorite rap/hip-hop album, Macklemore quoted Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., before speaking out about slain Florida teen, Trayvon Martin. Due to the fact that we are in Florida tonight accepting this award, I want to acknowledge Trayvon Martin and the hundreds and hundreds of kids each year that are dying due to racial profiling and the violence that follows it, Macklemore, whose given name is Ben Haggarty, said. This is really happening. These are our...