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  • 14-Year-Old May Face Hate-Crime For Rap Attack

    07/28/2010 12:31:27 PM PDT · by inflorida · 65 replies · 4+ views ^ | July 28, 2010 | WFTV
    PALM BAY, Fla. -- A 14-year-old black Palm Bay teen, accused of attacking a white man for listening to rap music, could be charged with a hate-crime. Officers arrested Joshuah Eligah Lamb late Monday and charged him with battery.In a report released Wednesday (read report), Lamb told the victim to turn his music off, but the man refused and told Lamb that he could listen to whatever he wants. The report also states that the teen was in the company of other juvenile males and females, who also attempted to get involved in the dispute.Police say Lamb told the 22-year-old...
  • Men charged with beating man to death for scratching car

    07/22/2010 10:05:35 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 46 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | 7-22-10 | RUMMANA HUSSAIN
    A local rapper and a 35-year-old man are accused of beating a man to death because he accidentally scratched the rapper’s car. Edward Brown and Steven Fox, 26, a rapper known as “Sincere the Realist,” sent the 46-year-old victim into coma and eventually his death, according to prosecutors and police reports. Brown is a family friend of Larry Brown, who died on July 7 from the injuries related to attack, according to court testimony. It was Fox’s car that Larry Brown caused minor damage to when he was returning home in the early morning hours of June 17, assistant state’s...
  • Rapping Weatherman: Your morning forecast will never be the same.

    07/03/2010 8:55:45 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 8 replies
    This is awesome. This weather guy raps the day's forecast: Rapping Weatherman
  • Narco rappers earn cred with songs of death (rap music funded by drug cartels)

    06/23/2010 12:38:08 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 11 replies · 2+ views
    CNN ^ | June 23, 2010 11:40 a.m. EDT | Karl Penhaul
    ...Cano tells me they compose many of their songs by special request... "With some of the songs, they send me lists and they ask for a song about this and that and we do it. But I don't anything about how the narcos work," Cano grins. And he's certainly not about to tell me who "they" are. But listen to the music and it's clear. "They" are members of the Gulf Cartel. Since the start of this year, the Gulf Cartel has been fighting its former hit squad, the Zetas, for control of Reynosa and a stretch of the U.S.-Mexico...
  • Rapper threatens Baton Rouge DA in threat-laden song

    06/20/2010 5:00:25 PM PDT · by SoonerStorm09 · 4 replies
    Baton Rouge Advocate ^ | June 18, 2010 | Kimberly Vetter
    Torrence “Lil Boosie” Hatch — charged Thursday in the 2009 killing of a Baton Rouge man — called himself the John Gotti of the south side in a song titled “187,” police code in California for homicide. In other songs, the Baton Rouge rapper threatens East Baton Rouge Parish District Attorney Hillar Moore III and brags about Michael “Marlo Mike” Louding, the 17-year-old recently charged in six murders, including the February 2009 shooting death of rival rapper Chris “Nussie” Jackson. “Hillar Moore, your racist ass is going to hell … Probably be dead when I come out of jail,” Hatch,...
  • Rapper Forced Into Foreclosure on Houston Mansion (Times Are Tough All Over Alert)

    06/07/2010 9:45:57 AM PDT · by Thurston_Howell_III · 41 replies · 76+ views
    Giving back the house has officially gone mainstream, which might have lenders singin’ the blues. Rapper Chamillionaire, known for his song “Ridin’,” became the latest homeowner choosing to default on his mortgage. He abandoned his Houston mansion instead of making payments on a house that’s worth less than what he paid, TMZ reports. The rapper, whose real name is Hakeem Seriki, calmly tells the gossip site, which caught up with him Thursday outside a New York hotel, that he simply “decided to let that house go because the house ended up being worth nothing.” The rapper says it was his...
  • Wale Abruptly Cancels Black Pride Performance (Rapper Didn't Realized it Was a Gay-Themed Event)

    05/21/2010 4:32:45 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies · 489+ views
    NBC Washington ^ | Fri, May 21, 2010 | CARISSA DIMARGO
    D.C.-born rapper Wale has backed out of an agreement to perform at D.C. Black Pride, after allegedly feeling uncomfortable with a gay event, reports the Washington Blade. Wale, a local artist with national recognition, had been scheduled to headline the the May 30 festival. The Blade reports: Earl Fowlkes, a board member and spokesperson for Black Pride... said Black Pride organizers were startled this week when they received two e-mails from Wale’s agent, one saying the rapper had to cancel due to "family obligations," and the second saying he didn’t know Black Pride was a gay-related event when he agreed...
  • McPrankster found not guilty in Utah rap case

    05/20/2010 2:55:28 AM PDT · by ozguy · 6 replies · 504+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | 2010 | ELIZABETH WHITE
    SALT LAKE CITY — Not McGuilty. That was the verdict from a Utah judge Tuesday in the case of a teen cited with disorderly conduct after he and some friends went through a McDonald's drive-thru, rapping an order into the speaker. Spenser Dauwalder was cited with the infraction in October after he was part of a group that imitated a rap from a popular YouTube video that begins, "I need a double cheeseburger and hold the lettuce." Fourth District Judge Thomas Low delivered the verdict Tuesday in American Fork, about 30 miles south of Salt Lake City. Dauwalder had pleaded...
  • Rapping Up Eternity

    04/30/2010 8:55:29 AM PDT · by alleyesonCHRIST · 11 replies · 197+ views
    alleyesonCHRIST ^ | 4/30/2010 | Charles C. Matthews
    I come from a day and age where rap was first making its appearance on the scene. I admit that I enjoyed Run DMC, Kool Moe Dee, Will Smith (back then Fresh Prince), and Kid N Play as much as the next guy or probably more. However, the lyrics of those rap artists are a far cry from the violent and vulgar lyrics of many of today's artists. Today if I want to listen to rap music I will listen to Christian rappers KJ-52, T-Bone, or the eclectic styles of Toby Mac. Yes, there is such a thing as Christian...
  • The Ex-Soldier Will Lose All of His Military Benefits

    04/17/2010 9:47:47 AM PDT · by Touch Not the Cat · 26 replies · 875+ views
    knx1070 ^ | : Saturday, 17 April 2010 7:28AM
    <p>The U.S. Army has dismissed a soldier who threatened fellow troops and sent the Pentagon a violent rap song he wrote to protest his Iraq redeployment orders, officials said Saturday.</p> <p>The dismissal for misconduct means Spc. Marc A. Hall will avoid criminal charges but lose all military benefits earned over at least four years of service, including an earlier tour in Iraq.</p>
  • Somali hip hop artists hit back at Islamists with rap

    04/10/2010 11:23:17 PM PDT · by myknowledge · 19 replies · 503+ views
    The Malaysian Insider ^ | April 9, 2010
    NAIROBI, April 9 — For centuries, Somalis used poetry and songs to pass protest messages to powerful rulers they were too afraid to confront directly. Now, some young Somalis are using rap to speak out against Islamists who they say are using religion to wage war in their country. The 11-member Waayaha Cusub band, currently in exile in neighbouring Kenya, wants its rap lyrics to encourage fellow Somalis to stand up to Islamist rebels known as al Shabaab. They have handed out at least 7,000 free copies of their newly-released album titled “No To Al Shabaab” to residents in Nairobi’s...
  • *VIDEO* Jesus is Alive (Rap-a-long)

    04/04/2010 3:28:32 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 5 replies · 180+ views
    You Tube ^ | Shai Linne
    Criminal minded, you’ve been blinded Looking for the body of Jesus? You won’t find it We never lack spirit, letting you cats hear it Because His tomb is empty like most secular rap lyrics Chorus 2Plato is dead, Socrates is dead Aristotle and Immanuel Kant are dead Neitzsche and Darwin are dead- however Jesus is Alive Buddha is dead, Mohammed is dead Ghandi and Haile Selassie are dead Elijah Mohammed is dead- however Jesus is Alive Verse 2Throughout history there’s been mad religious leaders Prophets, preachers, scholars, teachers But when it came to the grave, no one could climb out...
  • Is Bob Dylan Hip-Hop’s Godfather? His Ties to Beasties, Roots, More

    04/01/2010 2:09:14 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 25 replies · 751+ views
    Rolling Stone ^ | 3/30/10, 12:06 pm EST | topher R. Weingarten
    Recently, a YouTube made the rounds of Bob Dylan raspily rapping his way through a solid chunk of LL Cool J’s classic “Mama Said Knock You Out.” The Internet had good time with “LOL” and “WTF” responses, but Dylan’s symbiotic relationship with hip-hop actually runs fairly deep. Hip-hop and Dylan were both gestated in New York, distrust the government, aren’t fond of using their birth names, and have a pretty evocative way with words. And although Dylan recently told Street Newspaper that he doesn’t really listen to rap all that much, he did admit, “I love rhyming for rhyming sake....
  • Ludacris Kills Beef With Bill O'Reilly

    03/12/2010 3:55:47 PM PST · by Baladas · 13 replies · 1,460+ views
    MTV ^ | Mar 11 2010 | Hillary Crosley
    Ludacris has made peace with his much-publicized enemy, Fox News anchor Bill O'Reilly, after running into the controversial right-wing pundit at a recent dinner. "The first thing I said to him was, 'I want to meet the guy who has had so much to say about me, but knows absolutely nothing about me,' " Ludacris told "I identified that I wanted to speak to him when I saw his name on the guest list. I looked at what table he was on and I walked my ass straight to that table," Luda continued. "He wasn't expecting to see me...
  • Beyonce & Jay-Z rock the White House

    03/05/2010 10:15:49 AM PST · by Dinah Lord · 80 replies · 1,855+ views
    TMZ ^ | March 5, 2010 | TMZ staff
    Jay-Z and Beyonce visited their good friend President Barack Obama at the White House on Thursday ... and from the looks of it, Hova felt right at home underneath the presidential seal. While they didn't announce their candidacy, Bey & Jay -- along with Tina Knowles, Trey Songz and the rest of their entourage -- did snap a couple of pics inside 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. Jigga is in a head of state of mind.
  • Rapper Waka Flocka Flame shot, robbed

    02/12/2010 9:43:31 AM PST · by Drew68 · 48 replies · 3,065+ views
    AJC ^ | 19 Jan 10 | Marcus K. Garner
    Gun play becomes Atlanta area rapper Waka Flocka Flame. His most recent mix tape is called "Salute Me or Shoot Me, Vol. 2," and the "L" in his logo is shaped by an upright semi-automatic handgun. And Tuesday evening, the 23-year-old rapper was recovering after being shot earlier in the day during an apparent robbery. Born Juaqin Malphurs, the rapper was washing his car at the Bubble Bath Car Wash at 5220 Old National Highway around 1:30 p.m. when he was approached by an armed man demanding Malphurs' jewelry, police said. "A scuffle broke out, then shots were fired," Fulton...
  • Soldier accused of threats (Specialist arrested for rap lyrics about hurting others)

    01/13/2010 11:02:01 AM PST · by bluebuffalo · 4 replies · 530+ views
    Coastal Courier ^ | 1-8-20 | Denise Etheridge
    Like Obama says “Somebody be held responsible” But some of ya’ll gonna be held in the hospitals whenever possible. I’m gonna round them all up Eventually, easily, walk right up peacefully And surprise them all Yes, yes ya’ll up against the wall Turn around, I gotta a [expletive] magazine with thirty rounds On a three round burst, ready to fire down Still against the wall I grab my M-4 Spray and watch all the bodies hit the floor
  • Army specialist jailed for threats against fellow soldiers, commanders

    01/06/2010 10:28:15 PM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 15 replies · 881+ views
    Stars and Stripes ^ | January 7, 2010 | By Jeff Schogol,
    ARLINGTON, Va. — An Army specialist is in jail, accused of making threats against fellow soldiers, including in a vulgar, violent rap song that describes shooting those responsible for his stop-loss orders. Spc. Marc Hall, an Iraq veteran based at Fort Stewart, Ga., has been in custody since early December. He’s been charged with “conduct prejudicial to the good order and discipline of the armed forces,” allegedly threatening violence on multiple occasions, according to Army charge sheets. Hall is accused in various specifications of threatening to “go on a rampage,” attack other soldiers if he was deployed, and shoot the...
  • Educational Rap

    12/17/2009 8:07:43 AM PST · by bs9021 · 1 replies · 261+ views
    AIA-FL Blog ^ | December 17, 2009 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Educational Rap Malcolm A. Kline, December 17, 2009 When storied public school teacher Marva Collins noticed three decades ago that inner city school children could memorize song lyrics but not Shakespeare, she challenged them to digest the latter. A new educational fad takes a different approach. “Flocabulary ( is a Brooklyn-based publisher of educational rap and hip hop that is being used in lower socioeconomic school systems across the country and producing incredible results,” the group’s representative, Anna Richardson of Sunshine Sachs, claims. “The Education Research Institute of America (ERIA) just completed a study that proves Flocabulary’s efficacy in the...
  • Rappers who threw pregnant girl, 15, into canal in murder bid are jailed for 32 years

    12/04/2009 11:53:18 AM PST · by bronzey · 37 replies · 1,443+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 12-04-09
    Below are excerpts from the online chat between Jolie and Ogundele as they plotted murder Jolie: Bruv that girl won't leave me alone. She's taking it far now. It gives me a bellyache thinking about her. Ogundele: Oi I will ****ing kill her yeah, **** her bruv, she's a ****ing ***** Jolie: You're ****ing telling me mate. She's trying to **** up my life. She needs to get out the equation somehow. I don't care if she lives or dies because the consequences of her having a child are too big for me to handle Ogundele: I'm serious, we will...
  • Christian Side Hug is YouTube hit as celibate rappers warn of 'sinful' hugging

    11/29/2009 12:02:21 PM PST · by I can has Low Taxes? · 12 replies · 878+ views
    The Telegraph (London) ^ | Nov 26 2009 | Tom Chivers
    Christian Side Hug is YouTube hit as celibate rappers warn of 'sinful' hugging A celibacy-advocating rap group has been advocating “Christian side-hugs” in a hit YouTube song, because frontal hugs are “sinful”, reports Tom Chivers. Gimme Dat Christian Side Hug, by a band of rappers apparently linked to a Californian ministry called The Father’s House, advocates standing side-by-side when hugging, to avoid the uncontrollable temptation that hugging face-to-face – and therefore crotch-to-crotch – would lead to. “This ain’t no front hug zone,” proclaims one of the rappers, who goes on to warn listeners that front hugs should only be permitted...
  • Respect: Putin goes gangsta at rap contest

    11/14/2009 5:11:02 PM PST · by kronos77 · 5 replies · 692+ views
    Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, never shy with a photo opportunity, took his man-of-the-people act to the hip-hop dancefloor, where he used a rap music competition to deliver an anti-drugs message. "Graffiti is becoming a true art, fine and delicate," Mr Putin, clad in a beige turtleneck and grey sports jacket, told a young crowd at the "Respect" rap contest. "And breakdance is something peculiar," he said. "This really is propaganda for a healthy lifestyle because it is hard to imagine breakdancing having anything to do with drinking and dope," Mr Putin said. The powerful Russian president-turned-Prime Minister praised the...
  • The Victicrat Rap: Damn It Feels Good Ta Be A Victim

    11/02/2009 8:00:46 AM PST · by .454Puma · 3 replies · 294+ views
    Transsylvania Phoenix ^ | 11/02/09 | Transsylvania Phoenix
    Must see conservative music video of the year. A true classic.
  • Victicrat - Truly righteous, black conservative Hip-Hop - Really!

    10/24/2009 7:16:06 PM PDT · by keithtoo · 7 replies · 470+ views
    YouTube, PJTV ^ | 10-24-09 | Alfonzo Rachel
    Great video from PJTV
  • Councilman wants to discuss hip-hop concert ban (Rights violation with "Undertone of racism")

    10/05/2009 11:13:08 PM PDT · by cyst · 20 replies · 889+ views
    NBC-2 ^ | 10-5-09
    "With the last 2 hip-hop concerts we've had an officer shot and killed and a downtown employee that was knifed and put in the hospital," said Warren Wright, Ft. Myers City Council Ward 1.The Ft. Myers police department has no statistics showing a link between increased violence and hip hop concerts, which leaves some to believe a ban on hip hop could be a violation of rights. "It does have the undertone of racism," said Willie Green of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. For now a ban on hip hop concerts is just a discussion set to be addressed at...
  • BOC - Body of Christ (Vanity)

    10/05/2009 9:11:53 AM PDT · by taxcontrol · 3 replies · 312+ views
    SoundClick ^ | Oct 5th, 2009 | self
    I am a solid rock / 80's music kind of guy but my kids (teens) have been getting me to listen more to Christian music. I ran across these guys and while I don't normally care for rap music ... I did like the message.
  • Gang fight at large EP party leads to gunshots, several injuries

    09/28/2009 3:57:21 PM PDT · by GLH3IL · 23 replies · 1,054+ views
    The Peoria Journal Star ^ | Sep 28, 2009 | Journal Star staff
    PEORIA — .More than 24 hours after a melee broke out at an apartment complex for Illinois Central College students early Sunday, police were still sorting out the details. Preliminary information from East Peoria police indicates a party Saturday night at WoodView Commons, an apartment complex at 100 WoodView Lane, grew out of control. “As best we can gather, the initial scenario is that there were some discourse between two gangs that became heightened by the playing of a certain rap song that insulted one of the gangs, and the fight was on,” Police Chief Ed Papis said Monday. “Whoever...
  • White House Puts H1N1 Rap Song On White House Blog (Video)

    09/25/2009 9:02:33 PM PDT · by Talkradio03 · 17 replies · 971+ views
    hotairpundit ^ | 9/25/09 | talkradio03
    We went from Reagan never removing his jacket inside the Oval Office to the new hip hope and change President putting rap songs on the White House blog....disgraceful
  • Suspect in 4 Va. killings posted violent rap songs

    09/20/2009 9:21:26 AM PDT · by Kakaze · 13 replies · 907+ views ^ | 9/20/2009 | ZINIE CHEN SAMPSON and DENA POTTER, AP
    FARMVILLE, Va. — Richard Alden Samuel McCroskey III rapped about the thrill of murder in songs he posted on the Internet. Police believe the fantasy lyrics became a gruesome reality in a small Virginia college town. McCroskey, 20, was being held Sunday in the killings of four people who were found at a Longwood University professor's home near campus in Farmville, which is about 50 miles west of Richmond. McCroskey, of Castro Valley, Calif., faces charges of first-degree murder, robbery and grand larceny of an automobile, said Farmville police Capt. Wade Stimpson. The aspiring rapper in the underground horrorcore genre,...
  • Changing his tune to penance (from polka investment scammer to polka rapper)

    09/21/2009 7:15:30 AM PDT · by Born Conservative · 17 replies · 561+ views
    Times Leader (Wilkes-Barre PA) ^ | 9/21/2009 | Sherry Long
    HAZLETON – Jan Lewan is reinventing himself as a polka rapper. Fresh out of prison and set to begin repaying his debt to the people he swindled, the area polka legend said he was exposed to rap music while behind bars and took a liking to the art. He admits it took a little while for him to get used to the genre, but he finally started liking it when he realized he could tell a story, along with the uplifting melody. “My rap will be a melody of polka. It is something different and something I hope polka people...
  • Call It Ludacris: The Kinship Between Talk Radio and Rap

    09/20/2009 7:41:35 AM PDT · by Pharmboy · 13 replies · 874+ views
    NY Times Week in Review ^ | September 20, 2009 | DAVID SEGAL
    Jason Decrow/Associated Press, left; Nicholas Roberts for The New York TimesBELIEVERS Rappers like Ludacris and hosts like Glenn Beck are strict capitalists. snip... I’ll admit that the parallels between Jay-Z and Rush Limbaugh do not seem obvious, snip...But as soon as you dig beneath the surface, the similarities between talk radio and gangsta rap are nothing short of uncanny. And these similarities are revealing, too. snip... EGO Extolling your greatness is nearly as crucial to rap as it is to talk radio. HATERS You’re nobody in hip-hop until you claim to have hordes of detractors. snip... Ask Michael Savage,...
  • After shootings, Saugus club silencing hip-hop

    09/20/2009 6:28:14 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 18 replies · 1,086+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 09/20/09 | O'Ryan Johnson
    Orchid Nightclub is crying racism but ready to comply with a selectman’s apparent demand that they stop playing hip-hop music. The flareup comes in the wake of a triple shooting early yesterday in the Saugus nightclub’s parking lot. “It’s absolutely a racial statement. It makes me think the same thing you’re thinking,” said the club’s consultant, Anthony Cagliano, a former Saugus selectman. “I know the town has made it clear they’re not a fan of hip-hop music and the audience that hip-hop brings,” he said. “So we will get away from the hip-hop scene, which is unfair to the clientele.”...
  • H1N1 Rapper Vies for $2,500 Prize

    09/03/2009 5:50:36 PM PDT · by Brugmansian · 11 replies · 611+ views
    CBS ^ | September 3, 2009 | Stephanie Condon
    The White House has dispatched the lovable Sesame Street resident Elmo to spread the word on ways to ward off the H1N1 flu, but for those who find the red, fluffy Muppet a little too soft, there's Dr. John D. Clarke -- the MD who can rap. In a minute-long video, the Long Island doctor spits rhymes about washing one's hands and using hand sanitizer Clarke is one of 10 finalists competing for a $2,500 prize from the Department of Health and Human Services for the best H1N1 prevention video. After picking the finalists from more than 200 entries, the...
  • Even in The Hip-Hop World the Ideas of Left and Right Battle for Supremacy

    08/31/2009 7:19:13 PM PDT · by HorowitzianConservative · 12 replies · 781+ views
    NewsReal Blog ^ | August 31, 2009 | David Swindle
    For his first guest on last Friday's special edition of "Real Time" host Bill Maher spent a half hour interviewing rapper, mogul, and entrepreneur Shawn "Jay-Z" Carter. (For my previous commentary on Maher's second interview of the evening, with progressive journalist Bill Moyers click here.) Carter was soft-spoken in his reflective interview which rarely got particularly political. Maher mainly questioned Carter about his artistic process and style. He did also ask about being a married man and his responsibility as a role model: My responsibility is to the culture. My job is to show it in a great light. I'm...
  • Inundated by the n-word

    08/26/2009 2:51:03 AM PDT · by Scanian · 24 replies · 1,243+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | August 26, 2009 | Chris W. Bell
    With unsettling regularity, in public places where music is being played for all to hear such as from a juke-box, I, a black man, find myself being inundated with the N-word by some young black rapper. Imagine being in an establishment with peers of various races, creeds, and colors when out of the blue, some rapper on a record is saying "my N-word", "you N-word", or "expletive N-word". When this happens I feel insulted by the rapper. I feel like he is undermining the efforts of all of those people who fight for equality. I would not stand for it...
  • Jay-Z disses Bill O'Reilly, Rush Limbaugh in 'Off That' featuring Drake

    08/24/2009 12:47:09 PM PDT · by pissant · 44 replies · 1,275+ views
    Entertainment Weekly ^ | 8/24/09 | Simian Levinson
    So you think you’re all cool and hip, huh? Well, you are not as cool as famous rappers Jay-Z or Drake — and you are certainly not as cool as Jay-Z and Drake together. This is the central thesis of “Off That,” the newly leaked Drake collab from Jay’s upcoming The Blueprint 3, and it’s hard to argue with. Just accept it: Whatever cutting-edge trends you think you’re inventing, Jigga and Drizzy already discarded as played-out years ago. Facts are facts. The fizzy beat behind “Off That” comes from Timbaland; while he and Jay-Z have done more ground-breaking work in...
  • The sad decline of music: Billy Strayhorn vs. Drake

    07/24/2009 4:01:04 AM PDT · by mattstat · 11 replies · 583+ views
    Inarguably, hip hop (rap) is one of the leading pop music genres; at least, it is one of the loudest. I did not know which hip hop singer to choose (I do not know any), so I queried Billboard magazine and found, at the time of this writing, a man named “Drake” to hold the top spot in that category, indicating his popularity, at least currently. I searched for “Drake lyrics” and was directed to this site (it was first in the listings), where I navigated to the album that came up first on a YouTube search. Feel free to...
  • Aim Higher Than Rap Or Basketball, Obama Urges Young Blacks

    07/18/2009 10:26:01 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 40 replies · 1,212+ views
    London Times ^ | July 18th 2009
    July 18, 2009 Aim higher than rap or basketball, Obama urges young blacks The 45-minute address was Mr Obama?s first big speech on race since he was forced to tackle the issue head on during his presidential campaign last year James Bone. In his first big speech on race since winning the White House, President Obama has exhorted young blacks to aspire to be more than basketballers and rap music stars. In a historic address, America’s first black president told the country’s oldest civil rights group, celebrating its 100th anniversary, that it was time for “a new mindset” that did...
  • 'Hurricane Chris' Raps Profanely On the Floor of the Louisiana Legislature

    06/26/2009 5:20:26 AM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 10 replies · 695+ views ^ | 06/26/09 | The Cajun Boy
    Unparalleled in the history of American political corruption is the backwards collection of scoundrels, scallywags, hooligans, rascals and charlatans collectively known as the Louisiana State Legislature. So seeing a rapper blasting profane lyrics in their chamber is—Very funny! How exactly this happened is still sort of unclear, but the gist of it is that the state decided to honor "Hurricane Chris," a Shreveport, Louisiana native, for all of his recent success by giving him the floor of the state House of Representatives for a few minutes, rather than say, naming a meaningless street after him or giving him the key...
  • Conservative Rap (video) YOUNG CONSERVATIVES

    06/03/2009 6:01:53 PM PDT · by Sake Mike · 2 replies · 1,034+ views
    Daily Flag-waver ^ | 06/03/2009 | YOUNG CONSERVATIVES
    Young Conservatives is a group with a devout mission to spread the love and logic surrounding true conservatism (video). Our greatest enemy lies in the lack of understanding of the conservative movement. In a technological era driven fiercely by the main stream media, those who taut the true conservative message of individual responsibility, moral absolutes, and small government are slanted as intolerant, racist, “bible and gun clinging”, corporate fat cats who could not care less about the environment nor the well being of their fellow man. Being Christian or conservative or a combination of the two is not viewed as...
  • ‘Young Conservative Anthem’ Causes Internet Buzz

    06/01/2009 7:46:26 PM PDT · by metmom · 61 replies · 1,997+ views ^ | Monday, June 01, 2009 | By Tatiana Cooke
    A conservative rap video which claims to reflect true conservative values is quickly becoming a cult success and going viral. "The Young Con Anthem," created by two Dartmouth students, has received more than 90,000 views and has made it to The Huffington Post, USA Today and a variety of blogs across the political spectrum.
  • Alleged Dolla Shooter Pleads Not Guilty

    05/23/2009 5:46:03 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies · 482+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | May 22, 2009 | Richard Winton
    An Atlanta event promoter charged with fatally shooting rapper Dolla at the Beverly Center pleaded not guilty today to murder and two counts of assault. Aubrey Louis Berry, 23, is accused of gunning down Roderick Anthony Burton II, known professionally as Dolla, and shooting at two other people in the Atlanta rapper’s entourage Monday in the valet area of the popular Westside mall. Prosecutors today also amended the charges to include an extra firearms offense of personally and intentionally discharging a firearm, which caused great bodily injury and death. Authorities allege that Berry, who had an altercation with Burton at...
  • Girl, 17, Run Over by Her Own SUV During 'Ghost Ride' Stunt

    05/07/2009 2:26:47 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 25 replies · 1,415+ views
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 05/06/2009 | Robert Salonga
    A 17-year-old girl had to be airlifted to a local hospital Tuesday evening after she was run over by her own car while trying to "ghost ride," a car stunt popularized in the East Bay, police said. "Ghost riding" typically entails a car owner walking or dancing alongside or on top of a vehicle that is idling forward without a driver. The stunt has local origins, particularly in the Bay Area rap scene radiating from Oakland and Vallejo. The injured girl was "performing a horseplay maneuver" as her 1980s-model Chevrolet Blazer idled along about 6 p.m. near San Jose Avenue...
  • Somalis Leaving U.S. for Jihad

    12/12/2008 3:57:22 AM PST · by Cindy · 157 replies · 3,859+ views
    PAJAMAS MEDIA via FRONTPAGE ^ | December 12, 2008 | Patrick Poole
    Pajamas Media | Friday, December 12, 2008 The funeral for Shirwa Ahmed last week in Burnsville, Minnesota, punctuated a growing national security threat metastasizing inside the U.S. — one Homeland Security and law enforcement authorities have quickly taken note of. Ahmed, who killed himself in a suicide bombing attack in Somalia in October, is just one of up to 40 men from the Twin Cities area who have disappeared and are feared to have returned to their homeland for training with the al-Shabaab terrorist group to wage jihad. The FBI is investigating similar disappearances in other major Somali communities in...
  • Jihad and Rap finally meet!! ( Yo!)

    05/05/2009 7:42:09 AM PDT · by wyowolf · 15 replies · 413+ views
    CNN ^ | 05/05/2009 | Paula Newton
    LONDON (CNN) -- The latest video from Somalia's al Qaeda-backed Al-Shabaab wing is as slickly produced as a reality TV show but with a startling message -- complete with a hip-hop jihad vibe. Experts think Abu Mansoor al-Amriki, dubbed "The American" by al Qaeda, speaks in the Somali video. "Mortar by mortar, shell by shell, only going to stop when I send them to hell," the unidentified voice raps on the video, which runs at least 18 minutes. The video also shows a man reported to be Abu Mansoor al-Amriki, dubbed "The American" by al Qaeda. He apparently is now...
  • Eminem Almost Died of a Methadone Overdose

    05/05/2009 7:38:25 AM PDT · by SolidWood · 61 replies · 9,715+ views
    Javno ^ | May 05, 2009 | Bangshowbiz
    He said: "My doctor told me those mysterious new pills were methadone, which is used to wean heroin addicts off dope. Had I known it was methadone, I probably wouldn't have taken it. But as bad as I was back then, I can't even say 100 per cent for sure. “My doctor told me the amount of methadone I'd taken was equivalent to shooting up four bags of heroin. Even when they told me I almost died, it didn't click." The 36-year-old hip-hop star admits his substance abuse addiction had spiralled out of control by then. He added to Vibe...
  • C-Murder to host anti-crime press conference today while on house arrest

    04/14/2009 7:17:13 AM PDT · by SeafoodGumbo · 4 replies · 340+ views ^ | 4-14-09 | staff
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- The home of a rapper under house arrest while awaiting trial on a murder charge will be the setting for an anti-crime news conference at 11 a.m. today. The Rev. Toris Young, who heads the "Louisiana Ministerial Alliance Of Churches For All People," says rapper Corey Miller is among a new group joining forces to fight violent crime in the New Orleans area. Tuesday's news conference will take place at the Kenner home of Miller's grandmother, where he is being detained.
  • Video: The Barack Obama Tax And Spend Rap

    04/13/2009 3:33:20 AM PDT · by careyb · 257+ views
    Bryan Barton ^ | 4/13/09 | Bryan Barton
    Pretty funny.
  • Right-Wing Rapper Hi-Caliber 'We ARE a Christian Nation' (video)

    04/12/2009 5:10:53 PM PDT · by nysuperdoodle · 1 replies · 374+ views
    Evil Conservative Radio ^ | 12 Apr 09 | EC
    Is America a Christian nation? Right-wing rapper Hi-Caliber says we still are, and he's ticked off about Obama's comments to the contrary. I never thought I'd like rap. But then I never thought I'd hear a pro-America, pro-Jesus, pro-life, pro-Evil Conservative rapper. Turns out I have no beef with rap... I just don't like the content of 99.9875% of the rap on the market. Go figure... I'm going to try to put together a video of his latest release.. when I have a few minutes... until then, check out Hi-Caliber on his MySpace page -
  • Did you know there is a conservative rapper?

    04/11/2009 7:22:13 PM PDT · by jdfromny · 12 replies · 860+ views
    Myspace ^ | 4/11/09 | jdfromny
    Influences: God, Jesus, My Wife and children, Michael Savage, Monica Crowley, Steve Malzberg, Curtis Sliwa, Bob Grant, Don Imus, El Rushbo, Sean Hannity, Mark Levin, Run-Dmc, Krs-One, Eric B and Rakim, Slick Rick, Kool G Rap, Beastie Boys, Stetsasonic, Poor Righteous Teachers, Brand Nubian, Big Daddy Kane, Masta Ace, EPMD, Wu-Tang, Bootcamp and way too many more to mention. And oh yeah, Redman, Tame One and the Outsidaz for reppin Jersey to the fullest!!!