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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...
  • Rapper Slim Thug and pastor Joel Osteen collaborate on new song

    07/15/2015 4:45:07 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 19 replies
    Channel 39 News Fix ^ | July 14, 2015 | mabarbagallo
    HOUSTON, TX – A new song by two of Houston’s own cranks out the bass, all while beating down boundaries. The unlikely duo of gangster rapper Slim Thug, and preacher Joel Osteen is breaking the internet as much for their pairing, as for their musical message. Slim, a member of Osteen’s Lakewood Church for many years, used clips of the pastor on “Chuuch”, a song on the rappers latest release “Hogg Life Volume 2″. And while mixing religion and rap might not be the norm, for many the sermon and the song are a perfect fit. The message of the...
  • 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...
  • The big payback: why are rappers suddenly OK with shilling for big brands?

    06/20/2015 10:06:57 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 9 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Wednesday 17 June 2015 09.02 EDT | Ben Westhoff
    As we learned from Mad Men, the advertising industry is ever intent on harnessing trends that are bubbling up organically. Countercultural ideals (say, hippie-era peace and love) are wedded to a mainstream product (say, Coke) and blasted to the mainstream before anyone knows whats hit them. Which is why hip-hop and advertising go together so well. Firmly rooted in youth culture, hip-hop is edgy but accessible, a combination that companies adore. It can be exciting to see your favorite rapper validated in big-name plugs, whether its Jay Z for Hewlett Packard or Eminem for Chrysler. But for every carefully considered,...
  • RAPPER PENS SONG DEFENDING JODI ARIAS

    06/19/2015 11:44:06 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    Phoenix New Times ^ | 6/19 | Jaron Ikner
    High-profile murderers often attract a fringe element that is, in the face of all evidence, convinced of the accused's innocence. Jodi Arias is no exception. Except, one of her fans is a rapper. Thirty-four-year-old Kareem Williams, a.k.a. Lefty, is a fanatical supporter of Jodi Arias, who was convicted of the murder of her ex-boyfriend, Travis Alexander, in 2013 and sentenced to life in prison earlier this year. Williams has recorded a song expressing sympathy for the woman, who a jury found to have slit the throat of victim Travis Alexander and stabbed almost 30 times. Like many other supporters, he...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Police release sketch in Baltimore rapper's homicide: Sister says 'Mamoo' had passion for rap

    06/05/2015 8:47:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    WBAL-TV ^ | June 5, 2015
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)BALTIMORE City police need help to identify a person of interest in the homicide of a Baltimore rapper. Authorities said 25-year-old Leedell Brown died after he was severely attacked inside the Hott Spott Lounge in downtown Baltimore. Hott Spott shut down for alcoholic beverage law violation. Brown's family said the sketch is one step closer to justice. Police released a sketch of a person of interest in the Brown's beating death inside the Hott Spott Lounge on Guilford Avenue in February. "He was just a good guy. I don't really have the words. He was my brother, my little brother,"...
  • O'Reilly Blames Catholic Church Corruption, Rap Music for Christianity's Decline in US

    05/17/2015 6:06:52 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 05/15/2015 | BY VINCENT FUNARO
    While discussing the latest Pew Survey that documented the decline of people professing to be Christian in America, Fox News pundit Bill O'Reilly blamed the Catholic Church's corruption and rap music's "promotion of depraved behavior" as a few reasons for the decline of Christianity in U.S. culture. "There is no question that people of faith are being marginalized by a secular media and pernicious entertainment," O'Reilly said. "The rap industry, for example, often glorifies depraved behavior, and that sinks into the minds of some young people the group that is most likely to reject religion. Also, many movies and...
  • Dear Azealia Banks, Please Feel Free To Leave America And Never Return

    03/18/2015 11:33:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    The Blaze ^ | March 18, 2015 | Matt Walsh
    Dear Azealia Banks, I read about your interview with Playboy magazine where you apparently took off your clothes and talked about how much you hate white people. Just another day at the office for you, I suppose. I confess I didnt read the whole exchange, though Im sure it was packed with penetrating insight and searing self-reflection. I did notice, however, this portion: I hate everything about this country. Like, I hate fat white Americans All the people who are crunched into the middle of America, the real fat and meat of America, are these racist conservative white people who...
  • Ferguson protest leaders decry shooting of police, but some aren't surprised (Called suspicious)

    03/13/2015 3:18:50 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Saint Louis Post-Dispatch ^ | March 12, 2015 | Joe Holleman
    Six leaders of the Ferguson protests held a press conference Thursday afternoon by telephone to discuss the shooting that wounded two police officers there early that morning. The conference began with the leaders denouncing the shootings, with several stressing that their movements are based on nonviolent principles. Later, however, one participant said people often respond in kind to police violence; and another a member of the Ferguson Commission called the shootings suspicious. ---snip--- Rapper Tef Poe, noting that he didnt even want to be on this call, said, We grieve for the victims of all forms of violence....
  • Method Man says FBI Ferguson report played into officer shooting

    03/12/2015 3:28:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Washington Post's The Fix Blog ^ | March 12, 2015 | Hunter Schwarz
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Method Man made an appearance on "News Nation with Tamron Hall" on MSNBC to talk about an upcoming film, but was instead asked about tension with police in the aftermath of a shooting early Thursday that injured two officers in Ferguson, Mo. "With this thing that happened in Ferguson just now with the two officers, sad, very sad," he said. "I hate to say that the FBI report kind of played into this, and these things shouldn't be happening, but you reap what you sow, in a sense, you know?" The FBI said in January no civil rights charges should...
  • New twist in University of Oklahoma race [Frat Mom used n word]

    03/10/2015 6:42:00 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 34 replies
    CBS ^ | 3/10/15
    New revelations are fueling the outrage at the University of Oklahoma and beyond. Some members of the school's Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity face disciplinary action. A video surfaced Sunday showing members chanting a racist song containing the "n-word." ....When CBS News spoke with her, she was reacting to the nine-second video of students chanting racial slurs. But on Tuesday morning, it's her own words that have set the internet ablaze. In the 2013 video posted on Vine, Gilbow is seen "rapping" the lyrics to a song that includes the "n-word."
  • Snoop Dogg: Unload Your 401K, Refuse to Invest in Gun Companies

    03/09/2015 3:42:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    Breitbart's Big Hollywood ^ | March 9, 2015 | AWR Hawkins
    Rapper Snoop Dogg is part of new UnloadYour401K campaign aimed at getting hard-working Americans to call their financial advisers and get rid of any and all investments in gun companies. Snoop Dogg appears in a video for the campaign in which he says, Ive been affected by gun violence over the years, just through the deaths of friend and family members, and associates. In another portion he appears again, this time holding a white sign with #ImUnloading emblazoned upon it. He says, Im unloading for my love ones that I lost. Singer/Songwriter Jhene Aiko also appears in the #ImUnloading video....
  • Tour Manager for Nicki Minaj Killed in Philly Stabbing

    02/18/2015 9:11:04 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 37 replies
    NBC Philadelphia ^ | February 18, 2015 | By Dan Stamm and David Chang
    A tour manager who was well-known in the music industry and was working on preparations for rap superstar Nicki Minaj's upcoming tour, was killed after a bar fight spread into a Philadelphia street. De'Von Pickett, 29, of the Bronx, New York, was stabbed to death outside the Che Bar & Grill along Stenton Avenue in Philadelphia's West Oak Lane neighborhood early Wednesday morning.
  • US Blacklists German Rapper Who Joined ISIS

    02/09/2015 11:57:25 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 11 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 10/2/15
    The United States added German former rapper Denis Cuspert to its list of "terrorists" over his role as a fighter with the Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq, the State Department said Monday. The 39-year-old, who used to rap in Berlin under the name "Deso Dogg" and now goes by the name Abu Talha al-Almani, is one of the most famous Western fighters for ISIS. He is already listed as an Al-Qaeda supporter by the United Nations. The US listing as a "global terrorist" freezes all of Cuspert's assets under US control and prohibits transactions with him. Cuspert joined...
  • Rapper Tiny Doo facing long prison sentence over lyrics

    01/23/2015 11:26:25 AM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 44 replies
    CNN ^ | 01/23/2015 | Emma Lacey-Bordeaux
    Song lyrics that glorify violence are hardly uncommon. But a prosecutor in California says one rapper's violent lyrics go beyond creative license to conspiracy. San Diego-based rapper Tiny Doo has already spent eight months in prison, and faces 25 years to life in prison if convicted under a little-known California statute that makes it illegal to benefit from gang activities. The statute in question is California Penal Code 182.5. The code makes it a felony for anyone to participate in a criminal street gang, have knowledge that a street gang has engaged in criminal activity, or benefit from that activity....
  • 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...
  • Criminal act against property going viral

    01/20/2015 12:20:08 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 47 replies
    KPRC, NBC 2, Houston TX ^ | Jan 19 2015 06:11:36 PM CST | Bill Spencer
    It is a crime spree and viral internet sensation that started in Chicago last May and is spreading across the country like wildfire. [] It's called Put Em In A Coffin, and it was created by a rap musician named VonMar, who has posted dozens of videos of himself doing it. He's even been arrested for it. Just what is Put Em In A Coffin? James McHugh, 28, lives in the Fifth Ward, and he can tell you exactly what it is, because it happened to him this past weekend. A group of young idiots, just out for laughs, to...
  • 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...
  • Lamar on Ferguson: When we dont have respect for ourselves, how do we expect them to respect us?

    01/10/2015 10:35:24 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    Consequence of Sound ^ | January 10, 2015 | Michelle Geslani
    With one of 2015s most anticipated albums, Kendrick Lamar is the focus of this weeks issue of Billboard. In the magazines cover story, the Compton MC weighed in on a number of topics, music related and not, including Ferguson, the stunning untitled track he debuted on The Colbert Report, and his thoughts on Iggy Azalea. Check out some choice excerpts below and the full Billboard interview here. When asked about the controversial death of Michael Brown, Kendrick spoke candidly, saying that although it should never have happened, change must also come from within communities like Ferguson: I wish somebody would...
  • 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...
  • Rapper The Games Response To NYPD Officers Shot Dead: I Guess Yall Cant Breathe Either

    12/21/2014 1:39:07 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    Business2Community ^ | December 20, 2014 | Muyen Peng
    West Coast hip hop rapper The Game sends a tweet to the NYPD officers shot dead in their vehicle. Handsome Ass Nigga ✔ @thegame I guess y'all "can't breathe" either. #RIPEricGarner #AllLivesMatter @ Brighton & Hove, UK http://instagram.com/p/w2H2PJGot1/ 4:41 PM - 20 Dec 2014 329 Retweets 198 favorites Not surprisingly, many are condemning the tweet, and a lot of those tweets are from fans, some of which are now proclaiming to be ex-fans in light of the cold-hearted message directed at the slain police officers. @thegame wow I use to be a huge fan of your music. I will NEVER...
  • Dashcam video: Victoria police officer uses Taser on 73-year-old man (Cop Listening to Rap)

    12/15/2014 9:17:02 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 18 replies
    YouTube ^ | December 14, 2014 | Raw Story
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  • 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....
  • MC Hammer blasts America over Ebola aid

    10/09/2014 3:06:38 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    New Magazine ^ | October 3, 2014
    America's ongoing Ebola scare is "karma" for the country's "rape" of Africa, according to rapper MC HAMMER. The U Can't Touch This hitmaker stunned fans when he took to his Twitter.com account on Thursday (02Oct14) and raged about the lack of aid being sent to Africa to help medics cope with the Ebola outbreak there....
  • Ebola Controversy!! Rapper Akon Singing In Plastic Bubble In Africa To Avoid Catching Disease?

    10/05/2014 6:25:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    Mstars News ^ | October 5, 2014 | Mitch Thorpe
    It looks like when it comes to the Ebola virus some people aren't taking any risks. Rapper Akon, who performed during the International Day of Peace festival in the city of Goma in The Democratic Repbulic of Congo, took extreme precautions to avoid catching the deadly disease. The "Smack That," singer took a note from the made-for-TV movie, The Boy In the Plastic Bubble, and secured himself in a giant rubber ball so that he didn't catch the sickness from the festivalgoers. After a diagnosis of a Dallas man earlier this week, the world has broken into a Ebola...
  • 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)
  • Pharrell: Obama 'Needs to Come Down' to Ferguson

    09/10/2014 6:25:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | September 10, 2014 | Daniel Kreps
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Pharrell Williams told CNN's Don Lemon that President Barack Obama "needs to come down" to Ferguson, Missouri to see firsthand the aftermath of the shooting of Michael Brown. "When your parents come into the room whether it's you or your cousin that knocked the vase down both of y'all sit up at attention," said the producer. "This is a deeper laceration in this country. This is going to be the longest hangover in race relations ever." While Pharrell might not have been as vocal as his hip-hop peers following Brown's death, the Neptunes producer and The Voice judge...
  • 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...
  • Ma$e Gets 'Politically Incorrect' About Mike Brown, Trayvon Martin Killing (Rapper/Preacher)

    09/02/2014 2:32:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | September 2, 2014 | Christine Thomasos
    Rapper and Pastor Ma$e. Mason Betha, the founder of El Elyon International Church and Mason Betha Ministries, recently released a song about his frustrations with racial affairs in the United States titled "Politically Incorrect." Betha, 39, has reportedly stopped pastoring his church to focus on the release of his music. While his previous song releases seemed fit for partying, his latest effort seems to be inspired by the Ferguson, Missouri black teenager Mike Brown who was killed by a police officer last month. Betha, known in the hip-hop world as Ma$e, has raised some eyebrows in and out of the...
  • 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...
  • Aspiring Rapper [Marine] Fatally Shot in Las Vegas Suite

    05/17/2014 7:42:01 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 36 replies
    ABC ^ | May 17, 2014
    Police were searching for leads Saturday in the shooting death of an aspiring rapper in a posh suite at a Las Vegas resort. Police say Evan Plunkett, who performed under the name "Hollywood Will," was shot in the chest after a fight erupted between him and three other men during a party in the Palms Casino Resort's Fantasy Tower. Others involved in the Thursday night fight fled the suite before police arrived, and no arrests have been made, investigators said. About 40 to 50 people attended the party. A music video was being filmed in the suite when an argument...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • German Rapper Embraces Islam - Self-Detonates Shortly Thereafter

    04/22/2014 7:52:59 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 60 replies
    The Natinal ^ | April 22, 2014
    German rapper turned Islamist militant killed in Syria suicide attack BEIRUT // A German former rapper who joined jihadists fighting in Syria has been killed in a suicide bombing carried out by rival fighters. Denis Mamadou Cuspert, who rapped under the name Deso Dogg but took on the name Abu Talha Al Almani in Syria, was reported to have been killed in a suicide attack on Sunday in an eastern province. He was a member of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and was reportedly killed in a double suicide bombing carried out by Al Nusra Front,...
  • Toronto rapper Murda Marz dead after bullet-riddled Chevy Malibu found in Cabbagetown in brazen...'

    04/05/2014 2:05:50 PM PDT · by Loyalist · 42 replies
    National Post ^ | April 4, 2014 | Canadian Press
    A Toronto rapper is dead after being shot numerous times in his car in what police are calling a brazen attack in downtown Toronto. Det. Sgt. Steve Ryan says the victim identified as Shmar Parris, 25, who social media messages of condolence said also went by the name Murda Marz, a rapper who several videos posted on YouTube was known to police and the overnight shooting is believed to be a targeted attack. Ryan says a light-coloured SUV was seen driving erratically away from the scene but there are no details on any suspects or how many may...
  • 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...
  • WORST SONG EVER: This Hip Hop Artist Sounds Like a Wounded Moose

    02/16/2014 12:13:36 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 56 replies
    ClashDaily.com ^ | February 15, 2014 | Clash Daily
    How this guy even got people to help him make a music video kind of makes you wonder. Does he really think he sounds good? RIP Hip Hop.
  • Macklemore a 9/11 Truther? Can We Trust Him Inspiring Kids' Worldviews?

    02/03/2014 9:49:38 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    mynorthwest ^ | January 29, 2014
    Taken from Tuesday's edition of The Jason Rantz Show on KIRO Radio. After some backlash following the Grammys, there were all these tweets being highlighted that Macklemore sent out years ago that might cast him in a bad light. One of those particular tweets was sent out on Sept. 18, 2009. He tweeted this: That is, according to Buzzfeed, a regurgitation of a lyric from a Mos Def song that says the same thing. But I ask, does this make him a 9/11 Truther? Is this someone who actually holds this belief system? We look at some of his music....
  • 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.
  • German rapper-turned-jihadist injured fighting in Syria

    09/09/2013 9:55:35 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 44 replies
    AFP News ^ | September 9, 2013
    A German rapper who converted to Islam and joined jihadist rebels fighting to overthrow President Bashar al-Assad has been injured in an air strike, a jihadist group said on Monday. The jihadist, formerly known as Deso Dogg, was hiding at an anti-regime fighter's house that "was hit by an air strike and helicopter shelling", said a statement posted on Facebook by a group that identified itself as the People of Abraham. As a result of the strikes, Deso Dogg or "Abu Talha al-Almani and several other brothers were injured, while several Muslim children were killed", the statement said.
  • The Truth about Rap Music: Rap speaks differently to middle-class whites and ghetto blacks

    08/21/2013 6:54:23 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 76 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/21/2013 | Eugene Slaven
    I listen to rap. I grew up listening to rap. Since I was old enough to enjoy music, rap has been one of my favorite genres. It remains so to this day. I'm not just talking about mainstream or party-mix rap. I am talking about hard-core rap, underground rap, and rap performed by artists that nine out of ten rap fans have never heard of. So given that I am a genuine rap aficionado, how can it be that I largely agree with liberals like the late anti-rap activist Delores Tucker and conservatives like Bill O'Reilly who argue that rap...
  • Hip-Hop Rumors: Is Rick Ross Threatening George Zimmerman?

    08/01/2013 11:34:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    All Hip-Hop Blog ^ | August 1, 2013 | Ill Seed
    We know Zimmerman is riding around with a piece in the glove compartment, but that wouldnt help if he was, say, involved in a drive-by. Im not advocating that, but just saying it wouldnt be of any help to him. But, these recent comments Rick Ross has said made me think. George Zimmerman is not even in hiding and tensions are still very high. Peep what he said in a recent interview with Global Grind: Im still angry [at the George Zimmerman trial verdict]. Im upset and really, really enraged. Ive just been trying to keep from putting too...
  • Rick Ross' 'I Wonder Why' References Controversial Stand Your Ground Law

    07/29/2013 1:56:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    MTV's Rap Fix ^ | July 29, 2013 | Sowmya Krishnamurthy
    Rick Ross dropped a new song today, "I Wonder Why," in which he ponders his life. On the track, Ross wonders why his brother is incarcerated and why his ambition continues to push him forward. The MMG honcho also indirectly references slain Trayvon Martin and the incident which led to his death in Rozay's home state of Florida.(PROFANE-AUDIO-AT-LINK)"Now I'm being followed by some creepy ass cracker," Ross raps, a seemingly thinly-veiled reference to vigilante George Zimmerman following Travyon. "Stand your ground! Stand your ground! You gotta stand your ground!" Ross cries. Zimmerman stood behind Florida's controversial Stand Your Ground law...
  • Raekwon Reveals Why He Thinks Zimmerman Walked Away Scot-Free [Video]

    07/27/2013 1:33:42 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    SOHH blog ^ | July 26, 2013 | Cyrus Langhorne
    With high-profile rap stars like Jay Z speaking on the controversial George Zimmerman verdict earlier this month, Wu-Tang Clan's Raekwon is the latest emcee to reveal his reaction. In Rae's opinion, the Trayvon Martin family's fate was sealed with the selected jurors not having any compassion or realizing how defenseless the slain 17-year-old was. "When I heard about the verdict, about the Trayvon Martin and George Zimmerman case, I was sad," Rae revealed in an interview. "I was disappointed in the justice system and I felt like they didn't really pay attention to the case the way they were supposed...
  • Jay Z Angry At Trayvon Martin Verdict, Calls Zimmerman Mall Cop

    07/24/2013 5:16:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    Radio.com Blog ^ | July 24, 2013 | Kevin Rutherford
    Jay-Z attends a rally in support of Trayvon Martin on July 20, 2013 in New York CityAn extensive interview with Jay Z has revealed that the rapper was angry at the outcome of the George Zimmerman verdict, a case he followed closely through its duration. In the interview with Elliott Wilson of Rap Radar, Wilson brought up President Barack Obamas statement on the verdict, which the MC called amazing, after which Wilson asked point blank for the rappers thoughts on the trials finale. I was really angry, Jay said. I didnt sleep for two days. We all knew there was...
  • Coming Soon to Your TV All My Babys Mamas Starring Rapper Shawty Lo and Ten of His Babys Mamas

    01/08/2013 3:52:09 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | January 8, 2013 | Jim Hoft
    Coming soon to your television All My Babys Mamas a reality show starring rapper Shardy Low and the ten women who had eleven of his babies. The show is scheduled to air this spring on Oprahs Oxygen Channel. (VIDEO AT LINK) Thats not a house. Thats a harem...