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  • The Biggest Takeaways From a First Listen of Kanye West’s ‘Jesus Is King’

    10/26/2019 12:38:38 AM PDT · by AnotherUnixGeek · 19 replies
    Complex ^ | OCT 25, 2019 | ERIC SKELTON, JESSICA MCKINNEY, KEMET HIGH, SHAWN SETARO
    Kanye wasn’t lying; this is all about God. From the song titles to lyrics, Jesus Is King is centered around Christianity. If you haven’t listened yet, expect lines that illustrate Ye’s relationship to Christ and mission to spread the gospel. “I know Christ is the fountain that filled my cup/I know God is alive,” he sings on “God Is.” While some lyrics are celebratory and sound like testimony, Kanye also sprinkles in more aggressive bars that could be interpreted as commands: “Follow Jesus, listen, and obey,” he spits on “Closed on Sunday.” Later on “God Is,” he instructs fans to...
  • Cardi B and Chance The Rapper Think President Trump Will Be Reelected

    10/16/2019 10:07:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    XXL ^ | October 16, 2019 | Marisa Mendez
    Though it's not what they want, both Cardi B and Chance The Rapper believe that Donald Trump will be re-elected in 2020. On Tuesday (Oct. 15), the pair appeared on T.I.'s new expediTIously podcast to discuss their new Netflix show, Rhythm + Flow. After jumping into Cardi's love for history, the topic turned to politics and both Chance and Cardi agreed that it's likely Trump will be leading the country for another four years. "The reason that we keep getting Presidents that we don't want is because we keep getting tricked into thinking we have a choice," Chance said on...
  • Cardi B Warns That Trump Will Win 2020 Election: People Don’t Love‘Democratic Candidates’

    10/15/2019 2:27:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    Hollywood Life ^ | October 15, 2019 | Samantha Wilson
    Cardi B predicted, with dismay, that Donald Trump will not only not get impeached, but win the 2020 election. She explains why in a new interview on T.I.’s podcast. Cardi B is an enthusiastic Democrat who once interviewed Senator Bernie Sanders, but she doesn’t believe any Democratic candidate can win the 2020 presidential election. Cardi, 27, said during her October 15 appearance on T.I.‘s podcast expediTIously With Tip that Donald Trump‘s bigger pool of supporters is going to land him a second term in the Oval Office. “I really hate to say it, but sometimes I do believe that Trump...
  • 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...
  • Man streams chase before Minnesota police fatally shoot him (Suicide by cop)

    09/08/2019 3:27:42 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 29 replies
    AP ^ | September 08, 2019 | Staff
    Police near Minneapolis shot and killed a driver following a chase after he apparently emerged from his car holding a knife and refused their commands to drop it. The chase started late Saturday night in Edina and ended in Richfield with officers shooting the man, Brian J. Quinones, who had streamed himself live on Facebook during the chase. Police responded after Quinones ran a red light and wouldn't pull over, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reported. According to emergency dispatch audio, Quinones continued running through red lights in Richfield. After police forced the car to stop, Quinones got out holding what...
  •  Cops: Penn Township woman disrupted porch party with ethnic intimidation

    08/14/2019 11:26:45 AM PDT · by Vigilanteman · 42 replies
    Tribune-Review (Suburban Pitsburgh) ^ | esday, August 14, 2019 1:56 p.m. | Paul Pierce
    A Penn Township couple alleges that a porch party was disrupted Saturday by a neighbor hitting their backyard fence with an aluminum baseball bat as she yelled threatening racial epithets toward the gathering, township police said. Beth D. Knapp, 50, of Nancy Drive was charged with ethnic intimidation, criminal mischief and disorderly conduct by township police after the 10:54 p.m. incident. The complaints were served on Knapp via mailed summons by Harrison City District Judge Helen Kistler’s office. Patrolman Thomas Seefeld said the male victim who hosted the porch party is black. Seefeld reported in court documents that the couple...
  • 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...
  • Adam Calhoun, "Racism". Powerful "Song" (rap, cuts stereotypes, pro-America/Trump) - *LANGUAGE*

    07/23/2019 5:51:50 PM PDT · by fuzzylogic · 11 replies
    YouTube ^ | Nov 13, 2018 | Adam Calhoun
    Not exactly new but I'd never heard this before. This guy says what CANNOT be said. There's many "reaction" videos to this, by black people - not taking offense. Exposes liberal "identity politics" and fake outrage.
  • Tiny Jag pulls out of AfroFuture Fest after learning...

    FULL TITLE: Tiny Jag pulls out of AfroFuture Fest after learning white people would be charged a different price to attend Jillian Graham, aka Detroit-based rapper Tiny Jag, pulled out of a local music festival this week because she disagreed with its pay model, in which people of color would pay less for tickets than white festivalgoers. Graham said she only found out about AfroFuture Fest's pay model when a white friend reached out to her and sent her a screenshot via Instagram that outlined the pay difference. The early bird POC ("people of color") ticket was $10 while the...
  • Smarter people listen to instrumental music: study

    05/23/2019 1:25:35 PM PDT · by Mariner · 208 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 23rd, 2019 | By Hannah Sparks
    here seems to be an air of pretension among aficionados of jazz and classical music, psychological research is giving them good reason. A new study published in Evolutionary Behavioral Sciences suggests that those who prefer instrumental music tend to be more intelligent. Study author Elena Racevska, a PhD student at Oxford Brookes University, became interested in how musical preference is tied to personality traits as she learned about the Savanna-IQ Interaction Hypothesis, which presumes that more intelligent individuals seek more novel experiences compared to less intelligent people. “After reading Kanazawa’s papers, one of which was on the relationship between intelligence...
  • KODAK BLACKARRESTED ON WEAPONS & DRUGS CHARGES AT U.S. BORDER... Not 'Missing' After All

    04/18/2019 5:43:16 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 58 replies
    TMZ ^ | 4/18/19 | TMZ
    5:24 AM PT -- Cops say Kodak and 2 others attempted to enter the U.S. at the Lewiston-Queenston International Bridge in a Cadillac Escalade with a temporary California registration. They say Kodak was the driver, and officers discovered weed on him ... after further inspection of the vehicle they also found a Glock 9mm pistol which was undeclared by everyone in the Escalade. There was also a Porsche traveling with Kodak's team with three other individuals. The driver of the Porsche stated he had two loaded handguns and a third was found in the trunk as well as more marijuana....
  • Backlash after Lil Nas X's "Old Town Road" removed from Billboard Hot Country chart

    04/14/2019 8:11:47 PM PDT · by Galatians328 · 56 replies
    CBS ^ | April 10, 2019, 7:45 AM | CBS News
    the music video for Lil Nas X's "Old Town Road" uses language of the Wild Wild West with a hip hop spin. The genre-blending tune was a breakout hit ... debuted on three Billboard charts at the same time: the Hot 100, Hot R&B/Hip Hop Songs and Hot Country Songs.But Billboard quietly removed the song from the country chart the following week,...
  • Nipsey Hussle Funeral Procession Marred By Shooting – One Dead, Three Injured

    04/12/2019 2:58:53 AM PDT · by C19fan · 44 replies
    Deadline ^ | April 11, 2019 | Anite Bennett
    UPDATED AT 8PM WITH DETAILS ON SHOOTING: Los Angeles police are reporting one person was killed and three others sustained injuries during a shooting incident at today’s funeral procession for slain rapper/entrepreneur Nipsey Hussle.
  • One person is stabbed and 19 people are injured in a huge stampede at Nipsey Hussle's memorial [tr]

    04/02/2019 4:13:16 AM PDT · by C19fan · 49 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 2, 2019 | Emily Crane
    One person has been stabbed and 19 were injured after violence broke out at a memorial for rapper Nipsey Hussle outside the Los Angeles store where he was shot dead a day earlier. Scores of fans were holding a vigil at the Marathon Clothing store in the South Los Angeles neighborhood on Monday night when the disturbance occurred. A Los Angeles Fire Department spokeswoman said they had received a report of a possible shooting or stabbing. Dramatic footage showed the moment a stampede broke out as terrified fans fled across the parking lot where the memorial was being held.
  • Cardi B responds to backlash over her drugging, robbing men

    03/27/2019 7:55:47 PM PDT · by Libloather · 52 replies
    ABC 7 ^ | 3/27/19
    LOS ANGELES -- Cardi B is trying to clarify herself after a video resurfaced online where the rapper said she drugged and robbed men for money. The Grammy winner posted a statement Tuesday on Instagram that she had "very limited options" and needed to do anything to "survive." The former stripper says she wasn't trying to glorify her actions, but felt it was necessary at the time. **SNIP** Cardi says the men she spoke about in the video were ones she dated and they were "conscious, willing and aware."
  • 50 Cent says he turned down $500K to attend Trump inauguration (Is this true or fake news?)

    02/20/2019 6:05:19 PM PST · by Cubs Fan · 27 replies
    50 Cent was on The Late Late Show Tuesday and while sitting next to Massachusetts Senator and Democratic presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren, he revealed how he could have made more money thanks to President Donald Trump. The rapper, actor, executive producer and all-around media mogul told host James Corden that Trump offered him “half a million dollars” just to attend his inauguration in January 2017. “I didn’t do it because I didn’t know if I could fix the damage,” 50 Cent said. 50 Cent told a similar story to Hot 97 back in 2017, only then the $500,000 offer was...
  • R Kelly could face criminal charges over sex tape after claims he ‘had sex with girl

    02/17/2019 11:09:02 AM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 22 replies
    The Sun ^ | February 17, 2019 | Jon Lockett
    R KELLY is facing possible charges after he was allegedly filmed having sex with a 14-year-old girl in a video tape now in the hands of US prosecutors, it's been claimed. A grand jury has reportedly been convened in Chicago to look at potential criminal charges that could now be filed against the fallen star for sexual misconduct.
  • 'County lines' drug gangs tracking children via social media

    02/07/2019 2:05:32 AM PST · by blueplum · 7 replies
    The Guardian UK ^ | 05 Feb 2019 | Annie Kelly
    A failure to grasp how technology and social media is being used to coerce, control, blackmail and track the movements of children as young as 11 by “county lines” drug gangs has seen an epidemic of child criminal exploitation spiral out of control in the UK. “For the past seven or eight years we have been warning the government, the authorities, teachers, anyone who would listen, that technology is the central organising feature of the county lines business model,” said Sheldon Thomas, a consultant on gang behaviour through his organisation Gangsline. (snip) ...Snapchat is used heavily as a recruitment channel,...
  • 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.” …
  • Rapper Akon ‘Very Seriously’ Considering Challenging Trump in 2020

    11/05/2018 6:47:09 AM PST · by davikkm · 58 replies
    breitbart ^ | Joshua Caplan
    Rapper and R&B star Akon claimed in a recent interview that he is “very seriously” considering mounting a presidential bid in 2020. “I’ve been thinking about running for 2020 very seriously,” Akon told Newsweek. “But I didn’t want to just do it because I feel like I want to continue doing what I’m doing and hope that builds me enough momentum [for people] to say, ‘You know what, if you run we’ll support you.'” Akon, whose real name is Aliaune Damala Badara Thiam, was born in St. Louis, Missouri and spent much of his childhood in Senegal. The 45-year-old entrepreneur,...