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  • 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 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 ^ | 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.

    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”...
  • Hip-Hop Reacts to President Trump Rescinding Offer for Stephen Curry to Visit the White House

    09/23/2017 5:08:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    XXL ^ | September 23, 2017 | C. Vernon Coleman II
    President Donald Trump continues to prove that he might be one of the most petty politicians in history. After making controversial comments about the NFL, POTUS recently rescinded the offer for Steph Curry and the NBA champion, Golden State Warriors to visit the White House after Curry said he didn’t want to go in a recent interview. Going on one of his seemingly weekly Twitter tirades, Trump snapped, “Going to the White House is considered a great honor for a championship team.Stephen Curry is hesitating,therefore invitation is withdrawn!” LeBron James quickly came to the defense of his fellow NBA All-Star...
  • Dave - The Rising star Of The UK Rap Scene

    2017 has been a dynamic year for UK music scene. No matter where you are in the world it’s hard to ignore the vast progression and recognition that UK rap artists have been receiving globally, not only by music lovers but also by fellow musicians. One of the undeniably most progressive artists’ flourishing in the music scene is South London rapper, Dave, also known as Santandave, who has been acknowledged by the likes of acclaimed artists such as Drake and Hans Zimmer, alongside major brands such as Footlocker and Nike.
  • "legends never die…Shawty Lo Forever."

    09/09/2017 5:15:07 PM PDT · by Eagles Field · 31 replies
    AJC ^ | Timeless | Consequences of Choices
    I wish I wasn’t the one to bring this tragedy to these vaulted pages amidst the litany of bad news we’ve huddled together against. I’m only the messenger of this giant’s downfall, who no doubt touched us all. Rapper Shawty Lo has died in a car accident in Atlanta. The 40-year-old rapper, born Carlos Walker, was ejected from his vehicle after he crashed into two trees on his way home from an Atlanta strip club. Walker leaves behind 11 children from 10 different mothers. He made headlines in 2013 when the television network Oxygen announced a special about the rapper...
  • Trump fans and ‘Juggalos’ will share National Mall in DC on Sept. 16

    09/06/2017 8:05:27 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 6, 2017 | Lukas Mikelionis
    The National Park Service staff in Washington, D.C., is bracing for a busy day Sept. 16. That’s when supporters of President Trump will be sharing space on the National Mall with fans of the hip hop act Insane Clown Posse. The Trump supporters plan to hold what they’re calling the “Mother of All Rallies,” while the music fans – known as Juggalos – plan a “Juggalo March on Washington” in response to the FBI labeling them a “loosely organized hybrid gang.” “This is the day that we are asking every single Juggalo to join us in our nation’s capital, Washington,...
  • John Legend denies issuing casting call for fat Trump supporters

    09/04/2017 3:20:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Star ^ | September 4, 2017
    On Sunday (03Sep17) editors reported that Legend had placed an advertisement with Los Angeles agency Casting Networks inviting extras who are white and overweight to audition for roles as pro-Trump protesters in a new promo. However, on Monday, John, 38, denied the casting call came from his camp, writing on Twitter, "There's a casting call out there claiming to represent me looking for 'out of shape' Trump supporters. This didn't come from me or my team" He did reiterate his opposition to America's controversial 71-year-old leader though, adding, "still (sic) think Trump is awful and whoever voted for him...
  • John Legend casting ‘out of shape’ Trump supporters for music video: report

    09/03/2017 10:05:03 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 3, 2017 | Mallory Shelbourne
    Singer John Legend has reportedly put out a casting call for “preferably out of shape” actors to play supporters of President Trump in a new music video. According to TMZ, the casting call was posted on Los Angeles’s Casting Networks website and uses a photograph of several people wearing Trump shirts as an example. The report notes that the call for actors portraying Trump supporters is the only listing with a specific body type. Legend has criticized Trump in the past and was also an outspoken backer of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton during the 2016 campaign.
  • Lil’ Flip Thinks People Criticizing Trump for Hurricane Response Should Help Relief Efforts

    09/02/2017 12:59:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    XXL ^ | September 2, 2017 | Georgette Cline
    Rappers like Trae Tha Truth and Bun B have been helping residents in their city of Houston and its surrounding areas in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. While Trae has been on the ground rescuing people from flooded homes and Bun B is organizing a telethon to raise money for victims, much criticism has been directed toward President Trump and his apparent lack of effort. Houston rhymer Lil’ Flip thinks the hate should be turned into help from those criticizing the Commander-in-Chief. The 36-year-old rap veteran, who released his new song “B*tch I’m the Man (B.I.T.M.)” yesterday, is praising Trump...
  • Hip Hop in Crisis

    08/24/2017 7:26:19 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 48 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | August 24, 2017 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Those who long for a traditional high school or college curriculum, particularly when they never experienced one, might not appreciate the internal conflicts that plague multicultural education. "Many Hip Hop pedagogies, from Alim's critical Hip Hop language pedagogies (2004) to Emdin's work on Hip Hop and science education (2010), for example, argue for the use of rap battles--improvised verbal duels--in classroom learning," Django Paris and H. Samy Alim write in the book Culturally Sustaining Pedagogies. "Yet few take up the fact that the Hip Hop battle can sometimes be a masculinist space that excludes young women, queer youth, and young...
  • Hip-Hop Has Officially Dethroned Rock 'n' Roll as America's Most Popular Music

    07/29/2017 4:21:02 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 140 replies
    Maxim ^ | July 19, 2017 | Steve Huff
    If Drake looks smug and Dave Grohl looks a little stricken in the photos above, there's a good reason: Nielsen tracking indicates hip-hop and R&B have officially become the most dominant form of popular music in the United States for the first time ever. As HuffPo reports, the reason for hip-hop's supremacy—25 percent of the retail music market over 23 percent for rock—may not be a big surprise. The reason for hip-hop and R&B overtaking rock is simple: online streaming. When it comes to album sales, rock continues to dominate, claiming 43 percent of physical album sales and 37 percent...