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  • Jay Z to run for president in 2020?

    09/07/2017 4:43:48 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 46 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | JAMES VITUSCKA
    Jay Z couldn’t get Hillary Clinton to the White House, but RadarOnline.com has exclusively learned that the 46-year-old rap mogul hubby of superstar Beyonce is getting ready to run for his own political office! As fans know, the rapper and his 32-year-old “Lemonade” singer wife openly support the Democratic party. Aside from Beyonce performing the National Anthem at President Obama ‘s inauguration in 2012, both also performed at a last-minute rally for Clinton in Cleveland during this presidential campaign
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • Fyre Festival organizer ARRESTED: Promoter of disastrous festival is charged with wire fraud [tr]

    06/30/2017 8:24:16 PM PDT · by Enchante · 44 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | June 30, 2017 | Jenny Stanton
    Fyre Festival organizer ARRESTED: Promoter of disastrous festival is charged with wire fraud and faces up to 20 years in prison over claims he LIED about being worth millions William McFarland was arrested in New York and charged with wire fraud The 25-year-old founder of Fyre Festival is expected to appear in court Saturday Revelers arrived at the Bahamas festival to find a wasteland of half-built tents
  • Fyre Festival Leaves Attendees Stranded in Chaos

    04/28/2017 1:02:51 AM PDT · by ebshumidors · 45 replies
    DancingAstronaut ^ | 4/28/17 | Will McCarthy
    Attendees of Fyre Festival thought they were paying for a one-of-a-kind experience when they purchased tickets to what promised to be a lavish affair. Technically, they weren’t wrong – but the unique experience which awaited ticket-holders on the Bahamian festival grounds was a bit different than the luxurious, supermodel-filled affair which they’d been promised. The new festival – run by Ja Rule and Billy McFarland’s Fyre Media company – made headlines upon its announcement through a sponsored content campaign promoted on Instagram by the likes of Kendall Jenner, Emily Ratajkowski, and Bella Hadid. However, what seemed to be a glamorous...
  • Snoop Dogg Mock-Assassinates Fake Donald Trump in New Music Video ‘Lavender’

    03/13/2017 1:01:37 PM PDT · by ErikJohnsky · 29 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 3/13 | Yahoo Celebrity
    On Sunday, Snoop Dogg dropped the new music video for his Nightfall remix of BadBadNotGood’s track “Lavender” featuring Kaytranada. The video depicts a world full of mad clowns, and actor Michael Rapaport plays a clown father who is the target of police brutality. In his lyrics, Snoop addresses police brutality and racial profiling: “Trying to keep from dying in these muthaf***in’ streets / F*** the police / From a black man’s point of view.” The politically charged video also features a parody clown version of President Trump called “Ronald Klump.” The video presents a satirical look at the current political...
  • Really? Anger, disbelief percolate when Dem pays tribute to deceased rapper on House floor

    03/10/2017 6:28:27 PM PST · by kevcol · 36 replies
    Bizpac Review ^ | March 10, 2017 | Michael Dorstewitz
    While his fellow party members are busy stonewalling the implementation of President Donald Trump’s agenda, Rep. Hakeem Jeffries used his time to eulogize rap artist Biggie Smalls, also known as The Notorious B.I.G ... Thursday marked the 20th anniversary that the rapper, born Christopher Wallace, was shot and killed in Los Angeles by another black male while Wallace was in his SUV at a traffic light. “Biggie Smalls, Frank White, the king of New York. He died 20 years ago today in a tragedy that occurred in Los Angeles. But his words live on forever,” the New York Democrat said...
  • Chance the Rapper donating $1 million to Chicago public schools

    03/07/2017 9:51:05 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 21 replies
    ....The newly minted hip-hop star, who won the first three Grammys of his career for his album "Coloring Book" last month, met with Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner last Friday to discuss the cash-strapped education system in his hometown. Chance, real name Chancelor Bennett, left the meeting visibly upset and noted he had urged Rauner to "do his job" during their "vague" discussion. He also promised fans on Twitter that his "fight has just begun" on the matter and that he would "have a plan" to further address the issue on Monday morning. The 23-year-old made good on his word by...
  • Who remembers this?

    02/16/2017 10:58:10 AM PST · by Bikkuri · 43 replies
    YouTube ^ | 2-17-17 | Bikk
    I think this was around 1986 (or so)... when the nice rap was being taken over by the (future gansta rap) crap we see today.. This isn't bout rap, or any specific genre, but by users/people taking advantage of the 1st amendment. I think many here know what I am talking about.. but I also think many here are too young to remember before rap was even invented :p (not just about rap, but the degradation of not only music, but social norms in general).
  • Kanye West Did Not Produce Anti-Trump Song 'Propaganda' (that asks Allah to kill Trump)

    02/09/2017 6:17:29 AM PST · by Zakeet · 2 replies
    Billboard ^ | February 7, 2017 | Adelle Platon
    After Kanye West purged his timeline of Donald Trump tweets, a rapper named King Myers claimed West produced an anti-Trump song called "Propaganda" in his Twitter bio, and was believed to be signed to G.O.O.D. Music. A source close to the situation tells Billboard that West did not produce the song, nor is King Myers signed to the label. [Snip] The song "Propaganda" contains lines like, "I ask Allah how the hell Trump still livin'/ I say and do what I want 'cause I'm a real n---a," and calls for the POTUS' impeachment in light of his recent immigration ban.
  • T.I. Warns Of ‘Hidden Agenda’ Behind Trump’s Meetings With Black Influencers

    01/18/2017 12:08:44 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    The Huffington Post's Black Voices ^ | January 18, 2017 | Brennan Williams, pop culture editor
    T.I. has issued a stern warning to his celebrity peers meeting with Trump: “Do not accept any invitation to have any meeting... No matter how positive you think the outcome may be.” On Monday, T.I. shared his two cents on the matter in a series of Instagram video posts explaining his theory on the Trump administration’s “strategic plan” to help normalize the president-elect. “They see how adamantly against [Trump] being president the hip-hop community and the young black people was in America,” he said. “So what did they do? They get Kanye West to come in. Well, surely, ‘if you...
  • Macklemore's Emotional Reaction to Election: "Donald Trump Is Not Raising My Daughter" (BARF)

    12/31/2016 5:35:56 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 82 replies
    Too Fab ^ | November 9, 2016
    Macklemore will do everything he can to shield his daughter from a Donald Trump presidency. In a lengthy Instagram rant, the rapper talked about the election results, and added that Trump won't "raise" his daughter, Sloane. "I am disappointed, shocked and shaken at my core by what has transpired tonight. I gathered around the TV with my family and loved ones, ready to celebrate history being made. My daughter had this little blue dress on. I was ready to pop the Martinellis and hold her, watching Hillary Clinton become the first female president of the United States of America," he...
  • NEWSFLASH EMINEM: DONALD TRUMP IS THE REAL SLIM SHADY. DEAL WITH IT

    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.
  • Black Woodstock

    10/06/2016 10:49:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    MTV ^ | October 5, 2016 | Hanif Willis-Abdurraqib
    My phone is telling me that my GPS signal has been lost, which is not the most comforting thing to hear while driving into a thick and winding nothingness in the woods of Fulton County, Georgia, just southwest of Atlanta. I’m searching for Bouckaert Farm, the site of the first annual Many Rivers to Cross festival. The brainchild of Harry Belafonte and his daughter Gina, the two-day festival exists to, once again, connect all facets of the black oral and performance tradition with the fight for social justice. This isn't a new idea; similar concerts have been held many times...
  • Moving Like Hillary Rap

    09/23/2016 6:58:15 PM PDT · by garjog · 7 replies
    Youtube ^ | Published on Sep 15, 2016 | Rusty Cage
    This election I'm moving like Hillary I'm off the deep end Vacation every weekend I'm lying when I'm speakin My health is concerning Lied about Benghazi Play the woman card/ While I'm shaken my body Changing my position to what everybody wants to hear And everybody who opposes me disappears We're moving like Hillary
  • Malaysian Rapper Taken Into Custody for Allegedly 'Insulting Islam' in Music Video

    08/22/2016 7:09:03 AM PDT · by Michael van der Galien · 8 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 08-22-2016 | Michael van der Galien
    Ah, the warm, loving embrace of political Islam has arrived in Malaysia: A Malaysian rapper has been remanded in custody by a court in Penang over a music video entitled Oh My God that allegedly insults Islam because it was partly filmed in a mosque. Namewee, whose real name is Wee Meng Chee, will be held for four days, a district police chief, Mior Faridalathrash Wahid, told Agence France-Presse. He said the rapper was being investigated for defiling a place of worship with the intent of insulting a religion. If convicted, Namewee could be sentenced to two years in prison,...
  • Police 'bust Malia Obama at wild Martha's Vineyard' party: First Daughter 'is rushed out by Secret

    08/19/2016 2:05:59 PM PDT · by ShivaFan · 113 replies
    Getty, AP, Reuters Daily Mail ^ | 18-August-2016 | Daily Mail
    "After Malia Obama was reportedly caught at a raucous party that was broken up by police, the first daughter went on a long walk with her dad near their vacation home on Martha's Vineyard."
  • Cubs Apologize After Playing ‘Smack My Bitch Up’ for Accused Domestic Abuser

    08/15/2016 3:08:14 PM PDT · by Enchante · 55 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | August 15, 2016 | Gabriella Paiella
    For some reason, playing a song in which 50 percent of the lyrics are the exact phrase “smack my bitch up” for an accused domestic abuser didn’t quite sit right with people, leading the Cubs to issue the following formal apology: "The selection of this track showed a lack of judgment and sensitivity to an important issue. We have terminated our relationship with the employee responsible for making the selection and will be implementing stronger controls to review and approve music before public broadcast during our games."
  • Rapper Chuck D on CNN: Police Are 'Still A Slave Patrol'; Black Lives Matter Akin To The 60s

    07/12/2016 6:14:54 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 22 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | July 12, 2016 | Matthew Balan
    Rapper Chuck D of the 80s group Public Enemy ranted against the police on CNN's New Day on Tuesday. When Chris Cuomo played up how "you have a lot more diversity in the police force," the guest wildly claimed that "when it comes down to enforcement...people feel like it's still a slave patrol." He also likened the Black Lives Movement to the anti-Vietnam War protests: "People feel is that Black Lives Matter is this violent movement. It's not what it is. It's a movement against the violence....almost like in the '60s, when you had people protesting against Vietnam." [video below]
  • Country concert chaos: Kenny Chesney performs in Pittsburgh, leading to seven arrests...

    07/03/2016 1:41:43 PM PDT · by SamAdams76 · 85 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | July 3, 2016
    Seven people were arrested and nearly 100 needed medical attention after country singer Kenny Chesney performed in Pittsburgh last night on his Spread the Love tour. The concert at Heinz Field drew about 40,000 people on Saturday night, 37 of whom were taken to the hospital mostly due to dehydration and intoxication, according to the city's public safety director, the Post Gazette reported. From midnight to 6am on Sunday, the city's sanitation department cleared a shocking 48 tons of garbage left behind from the tailgate party, TribLive reported. Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3672409/25-people-taken-hospitals-Kenny-Chesney-concert.html#ixzz4DNedIr3C Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook