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  • Rapping at the Supreme Court

    12/05/2014 7:14:45 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 5, 2014 | Suzanne Fields
    When the chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court recites lyrics from a rap song about violence and murder, you can bet he's not rehearsing for a shot on "Saturday Night Live." He's inquiring into the redeeming value of the crude and coarsened language of social media in the age of the digital. Chief Justice John Roberts quoted the lyrics of rapper Eminem's popular rap about a man who killed his ex-wife and described the murder to their young daughter, whose help he seeks in getting rid of mommy's body: "Da-Da, make a nice bed for mommy at the bottom...
  • RAPPER FACES LIFE IN PRISON FOR ALBUM COVER (picture of gun)

    11/21/2014 9:12:34 AM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 49 replies
    Duncan faces 25-years-to-life on gang conspiracy charges brought against him this week, according to the Los Angeles Times. Prosecutors will reportedly look to prove that the album art "willfully promotes, furthers, or assists in any felonious criminal conduct by members of that gang." "That gang" refers to the San Diego Lincoln Park gang, of which Duncan is a member, according to San Diego police. According to the Times, at least 15 Lincoln Park gang members have been charged in a recent string of shootings in the city. Yet Duncan's attorney, Brian Watkins, told the paper that his client is innocent and the evidence against...
  • Christian rapper Jackie Hill-Perry comes out as ex-gay firebrand

    10/28/2014 9:06:47 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 8 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Monday, October 27, 2014 | David Daniels
    Jackie Hill-Perry considers herself not merely an agent of change, but its embodiment as well.A Christian spoken-word poet from Chicago, Ms. Hill-Perry professes to be a former lesbian — a change she ascribes to God.God, she says, "not only changes your affections and your heart, but He gives you new affections that you didn't have." Now married to a Christian man, the 25-year-old poet is pregnant with the newlyweds' first child, which is due Dec. 13.Her debut spoken-word album "The Art of Joy" will be released for free on Nov. 4 by Humble Beast record label.Ms. Hill-Perry's experience runs...
  • Snoop Dogg promises to play gig in Alaska if state votes to legalise weed

    09/29/2014 6:00:55 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 14 replies
    nme.com ^ | 9/29/14 | Dan Stubbs
    Snoop Dogg has promised to play a concert in Alaska – if voters in the US state choose to legalise recreational use of marijuana.
  • Jewish Rapper Creates Anti-Hamas Anthem

    09/12/2014 4:47:07 PM PDT · by Nachum · 1 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 9/12/14 | Stephen Gutowski
    Rapper Ari Lesser penned a catchy song that outlines what Hamas is, and why he thinks it is foolish to support them. The rap, titled “Hamas,” outlines the way the terrorist organization oppresses fellow Palestinians, kidnaps civilians, and fires thousands of rockets in Israel. So you want to criticize Israel that’s cool But if you support Hamas, you’re a fool Unless you want radical Islamic rule And stockpiles of rockets at your kids’ school Remember they send their own people out strapped With suicide bombs blowing up in their lap You think they seek peace, that’s a bunch of crap...
  • Rapper 50 Cent threw out probably the worst first pitch ever

    05/28/2014 5:51:09 AM PDT · by fungoking · 40 replies
    Yahoo news ^ | 5/27/14 | Mike Oz
    It's a good thing 50 Cent didn't hype up his first pitch at Tuesday's New York Mets game against the Pirates with a tagline like "Throw a Strike or Die Tryin'." If he had, he'd be dead. Instead, he's just embarrassed — and he's the new owner of the worst first pitch in history. We don't say that lightly. Baseball has given us some horrible first pitches over the years, but 50 Cent just took things to a new level of ridiculousness. Watch this thing. Oof. It's as bad as his catalog after "Get Rich or Die Tryin'." As bad...
  • D.C. rapper blasts Reid on Redskins talk, reminds 3.65M followers of ‘negro dialect’ remark

    05/24/2014 11:07:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 05/24/2014 | Doulgas Ernst
    D.C. rapper WaleWale told his 3.6 million Twitter followers Friday that Sen. Harry Reid’s recent comments on the Washington Redskins‘ name was just his way of bringing attention to himself. Wale, whose real name is Olubowale Victor Akintimehin, said that Mr. Reid was “sketchy” since he once made comments about then-Sen. Barack Obama’s lack of “negro dialect” in the run-up to the 2008 election. “Anybody been followin the Senator Reid Stuff?” the musician tweeted. “Senator Reid got a lot to say about other ppl bein racist . But I did a lil research . He sketchy. … Basically he [trying...
  • Nice. Rapper Macklemore Wears anti-Semitic Costume at Seattle Concert

    05/19/2014 6:12:40 PM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 5/19/14 | Jim Hoft
    Rapper Macklemore decided to sport an anti-Semitic costume on stage during his Seattle concert. Comedian Seth Rogen was not impressed. Via Twitchy: Seth Rogen        ✔ @Sethrogen Follow .@macklemore, first you trick people into thinking you're a rapper, now you trick them into thinking you're Jewish? 1:53 PM - 18 May 2014
  • Dominican rapper Monkey Black stabbed to death in Spain

    05/02/2014 7:28:04 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 22 replies
    Fox News Latina ^ | 05/01/2014
    Dominican rapper Monkey Black was fatally stabbed during a fight in suburban Barcelona, Spanish police said Thursday. The 27-year-old rapper, whose real name was Leonardo Michael Flores Ozuna, died after being stabbed seven times, apparently by two attackers. Monkey Black began his musical career in mid-2006 and became known in his country for his number "Tienen miedo."
  • 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,...
  • Rapper Andre Johnson severs penis, jumps off building, but survives

    04/16/2014 1:37:54 PM PDT · by Theoria · 165 replies
    CNN ^ | 16 April 2016 | Alan Duke
    Rapper Andre Johnson severed his penis and jumped from a Los Angeles apartment building early Wednesday, police said. Johnson was seriously injured, but survived the fall from the second level of the building in North Hollywood, Los Angeles Police Sgt. William Mann said. Johnson, along with his recovered penis, was taken to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, where he was being treated, Mann said. Details about what triggered the incident were not available. Johnson has been a member of Northstar, a Long Beach, California, hip hop group that was part of the Wu-Tang Clan family, according to the Wu-Tang Clan website. He...
  • Netherlands: Muslim rapper threatens to murder Geert Wilders

    03/18/2014 3:39:37 PM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 3/18/14 | Robert Spencer
    Here again we see the violent thuggery that is at the heart of people like this rapper and so very many of his coreligionists and Leftist allies. They cannot answer their opponents; they cannot meet them on the level of rational discourse. And so they move to shut them down through threats on the one hand and smear campaigns on the other. It is the mark of a culture of deep insecurity; however, faced as it is with a culture of appeasement and cowardice, it could prevail. “Geert Wilders to take legal action against rapper over video,” from Dutch News,...
  • Man who drove car into SXSW festival was wannabe rapper with six kids

    03/14/2014 4:40:49 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 33 replies
    The man being held in Austin for that fatal car assault at the South by Southwest festival was in town to perform during it, according to reports. Rashad Charjuan Owens, 21, is an aspiring rapper who goes by the name KillingAllBeatz or K.A.B254. Mixes, posted on a SoundCloud account that matches his rapper name and mugshot, have attracted scores of comments in the past 24 hours.
  • Da Brat Says She Can’t Afford to Pay $6.4 Million (€4.6 Million) to Bottle Attack Victim – Video

    03/01/2014 12:41:46 PM PST · by BBell · 14 replies
    Rapper Da Brat was ordered yesterday to pay $6.4 million (€4.6 million) in damages to a former Atlanta Falcons cheerleader turned hostess she attacked in 2007, smashing a bottle of rum in her face. However, Da Brat says, Stevens would better get in line because she can’t “afford” to pay this kind of money.
  • Christian Rapper Responds To Macklemore’s “Same Love”, Gets Death Threats From LGBT Community

    02/17/2014 7:05:43 AM PST · by Texas Eagle · 89 replies
    therightscoop.com ^ | 2/16/14 | therightscoop
    Admittedly I don’t listen to Christian rap or rap of any kind for that matter, but after watching this news report I had to hear Bizzle’s new song which is a well thought out response from a Christian perspective to Macklemore’s song “Same Love.”- (the song the played at the Grammys for the big gay wedding.) And let me say Bizzle’s new song doesn’t pull any punches at all. It treads in love but it doesn’t tread lightly. It’s quite powerful actually. But first, watch this news report by KHOU on how Bizzle’s life is being threatened because of his...
  • 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....
  • State Dept. Webcast Features Guest Who Called Clarence Thomas, Condi Rice 'Uncle Toms'

    01/31/2014 8:45:06 AM PST · by RicocheT · 10 replies
    Weekly standard ^ | Jan 31, 2014 | JERYL BIER
    The State Department is presenting a global webcast on February 4, titled "From the Street to Mainstream: The Evolution of Rap/Hip Hop Music." The host of the webcast, rapper and State Department Music Ambassador Toni Blackman, will be joined by Pras Michel, [snip] Some of Michel's more inflammatory comments in the past raise questions about the appropriateness of his appearance with the U.S.'s music ambassador on a government-sponsored webcast representing America to the world.
  • Opa-locka Man Gunned Down In Ambush

    12/30/2013 6:30:13 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 36 replies
    CBS MIAMI ^ | 12/30/13
    An investigation is underway after a man died in a rain of gunfire Sunday night. Family identified the victim as 25-year-old Christopher Smith, the father of a 7-year-old daughter and an aspiring rap artist... [The victim] was ambushed and shot at more than 60 times.
  • Rapper Doe B. Among 2 Killed in Ala. Shooting

    12/29/2013 4:58:54 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 76 replies
    ABC News ^ | 12/29/13 | AP
    Police in Alabama are investigating the killings of rapper Doe B. and another person in a shooting Saturday that also wounded six others inside a bar and grill. Police say the gunfire happened around 1 a.m. about a half-mile north of Alabama State University. Police identified those killed as 21-year-old Kimberle Johnson and 22-year-old Glenn Thomas, both of Montgomery. They said Johnson was pronounced dead at the scene. Thomas — an up-and-coming rapper known as Doe B. — was taken to Baptist Medical Center South, where he was later pronounced dead.
  • WATCH: Rap video spoofing President Obama urges young people to enroll in Obamacare

    12/12/2013 4:10:49 PM PST · by ConservativeInPA · 9 replies
    Check out this Alphacat video from Covered California spoofing the song “Drop It Like It’s Hot” and post your thoughts in the comments. The video is part of the White House’s new celebrity PR push to get young people to enroll in Obamacare. Do you think this video is effective or not?
  • Kanye West is done with President Obama

    11/22/2013 2:21:44 AM PST · by Libloather · 41 replies
    Today ^ | 11/19/13 | Anna Chan
    -Kanye West will say no more about President Barack Obama, the rapper declared during an interview on Philadelphia's Hot 107.9 Monday. "I'm not gonna mention him no more," the "Yeezus" rapper told hosts Shamara and Laiya St. Claire. "That's out of my thoughts. That's lowering my priority of thinking at this point." **SNIP** "The president likes to use (pop icons) just to be down and stuff," West claimed. "People was fine with me being everyone's punching bag for about five years. ... That was kind of my position in culture, so he used that too. 'Oh, he's a jack---.' Because...
  • Rapper Nas to join with Harvard’s Hiphop Archive

    09/17/2013 5:41:42 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 8 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | September 16, 2013 | James Sullivan
    After some tumultuous years in transition, the Hiphop Archive is firmly settled back at Harvard. And it’s about to raise its profile significantly, with a new fellowship named for the rapper Nas, a widely recognized leader of hip-hop’s “knowledge is power” movement.
  • Teacher suspended for showing gay marriage rap video to middle school class

    09/12/2013 6:55:45 PM PDT · by markomalley · 12 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 9/12/2013
    Why do American middle school teachers insist on playing the Macklemore & Ryan Lewis song “Same Love” for their students when the far-superior “Thrift Shop” is readily available?The Daily Caller cannot answer this vexing question. What is certain, though, is that this week marks the first time this year that a school district has suspended a teacher for playing the song.The unidentified teacher from rural Taylorsville, N.C. was suspended for showing the “Same Love” music video in class, reports the Charlotte Observer.“At West Alexander Middle School, there was an inappropriate video shown in class, outside the bounds of the curriculum...
  • American Islamic militant killed in Somalia: witnesses

    09/12/2013 3:01:50 AM PDT · by csvset · 20 replies
    France24 ^ | 12 September 2013 | AFP
    A US Islamic extremist fighting in Somalia was killed Thursday in a shootout with Al-Qaeda linked Shebab militants, former comrades he had fallen out with, witnesses said. Alabama-born Omar Hamami -- better known as Al-Amriki or "the American" -- was one of the most prominent foreigners fighting in Somalia, and the US State Department had offered a $5 million bounty for his capture. "There was a gun battle between Amriki and his men and other fighters, the reports are that Amriki is among those killed," said Moalim Ali, a resident in Bardhere district.
  • 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.
  • Brother Ali Likens Trayvon Martin Case To Emmett Till Murder

    07/03/2013 2:23:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    Hip Hop DX ^ | July 3, 2013 | Andres Vasquez
    Brother AliBrother Ali also says, "racism is an institution" and that "racism is a serial killer." Brother Ali recently shared his thoughts on racism when asked to shed light on the Trayvon Martin case. He also spoke about racism as an institution and the way that racism impacts quality of life. "What we have is a 500-year-old legacy of African Americans being killed, particularly young men," Brother Ali told HardknockTV. "It's all people of color and it includes women too but there's a specific thing about young Black men being murdered by people who say that they're protecting us. They...
  • Lil Wayne: FLAG TRAMPLE WAS AN ACCIDENT I Didn't See It There

    06/18/2013 7:41:20 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 54 replies
    tmz ^ | 6/18 | tmz
    Lil Wayne is lying through his diamond-encrusted teeth ... claiming he didn't INTENTIONALLY step on the American flag during a video shoot ... despite the fact he can be seen looking down on Old Glory several times during the performance. Wayne just tweeted about his controversial video shoot for "God Bless Amerika" in New Orleans ... saying, "I didn't step on the flag on purpose! It's a scene in a video where the flag drops behind me and after it drop it's just there as I perform." Translation -- I swear it was an accident ... please don't hate me....
  • WATCH: Lil Wayne walks all over the American flag while filming latest music video

    06/17/2013 5:31:55 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 30 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | June 17, 2013 | Sasha Goldstein
    ... Filming for Lil Wayne’s “God Bless Amerika” music video in New Orleans is under scrutiny after a clip of his performance shows an oversized American flag drop to the street before Wayne tramples Old Glory as he raps ...
  • VIDEO: LIBERTARIAN RAPPER MOCKS OBAMA’S NSA SPY PROGRAM, PRISM

    06/14/2013 3:18:52 PM PDT · by SaveOurRepublicFromTyranny · 8 replies
    TPNN - TEA PARTY NEWS NETWORK ^ | June 14, 2013 | Matthew Burke
    Hilarious and priceless music video by libertarian rapper (yes, you read that correctly), GoRemy, which slams Obama-style, Big Brother government. Entitled, “Tap It: The NSA Slow Jam,” this surely to go viral masterpiece was done in collaboration with ReasonTV (scroll down for lyrics)...
  • Tunisia rapper gets 2 years prison for police song

    06/14/2013 4:20:32 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun. 13, 2013 3:30 PM EDT
    A Tunisian court convicted on Thursday a rap artist for insulting police with a song calling them dogs and sentenced him to two years in prison, his lawyer said. … Yacoub’s song “Boulicia Kleb,” or “The Police Are Dogs,” was released on YouTube. He was originally tried and convicted in absentia for inciting violence against officials and insulting police back in March. He turned himself in and was retried, but given the same two-year sentence. …
  • Obama Fooled the Hip-Hop Community

    06/13/2013 12:18:30 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    The Root ^ | June 13, 2013 | Erik Nielson
    Erik Nielson, writing at the Huffington Post, says that President Obama deceived many who supported him during his first presidential campaign, including hip-hop artists. He says that Obama's policies haven’t helped the minorities who elected him to office. There was something remarkable about seeing rappers pledge their support to a mainstream presidential candidate, especially given the history of antipathy between national politicians and hip hop. And, of course, there was something equally remarkable about watching a future president embrace hip hop culture. Indeed, whereas politicians on both sides of the aisle had made a political tradition out of demonizing hip...
  • Chris Kelly dead at 34: Jermaine Dupri calls Kris Kross rapper ‘the son I never had’

    05/02/2013 10:27:35 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 24 replies
    Fans and celebrities took to Twitter Thursday to mourn the passing of Chris Kelly, one-half of the novelty rap duo Kris Kross. "You can imagine how bad this hurts,” Jermaine Dupri, who produced the Kris Kross hit “Jump” as well as three of the duo’s albums, wrote in an online post. “He was the son I never had.” “Wear your pants backwards in mourning today,” tweeted RecordingArtsDC.
  • Kris Kross rapper Chris Kelly dies

    05/01/2013 10:36:35 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 42 replies
    WENN.COM ^ | May 1, 2013
    Kris Kross star Chris "Mac Daddy" Kelly has died at the age of 34. The rapper was found unresponsive at his home in Atlanta, Georgia on Wednesday and transported to Atlanta Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead, a representative for the Fulton Country Medical Examiner tells Billboard.com. The cause of death is not yet known and an autopsy is expected to take place on Thursday. Stars flocked to pay tribute to Kelly as news of his death broke, with Timbaland and Big Boi among the first to offer their condolences. R&B star Monica lamented, "Chris Kelly, may the peace...
  • State child protection agency finds no one abused or neglected Brockton child rapper ‘Lil Poopy’

    04/09/2013 4:59:51 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 7 replies
    boston globe ^ | Todd Feathers
    The state’s child protection agency has found that the family of a 9-year-old Brockton rapper did not abuse or neglect him by allowing the boy to star in several videos posted online showing him in club scenes and simulating sexually suggestive activity with women. The controversy surrounding Luie Rivera Jr., whose stage name is “Lil Poopy,” began in February, when Brockton police filed a child abuse and neglect complaint against Luis Rivera, the boy’s father. After a month of investigation, the state Department of Children and Families has closed the case without taking any action against the father. “After a...
  • Snoop Dogg says homosexuality may not 'ever be acceptable' in rap music

    04/09/2013 3:54:50 AM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 27 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 8 April 2013 | Hanna Flint
    Snoop Dogg may have recently come out in support of gay marriage, but he doesn’t seem to think the world is ready for gay rappers. The legendary hip-hop artist - who now also goes by Snoop Lion - was asked whether Frank Ocean's decision to come out as a gay artist would make it easier for others to follow suit. Snoop responded by saying ‘Frank's a singer. It's acceptable in the singing world, but in the rap world I don't know if it ever will be because rap is so masculine.’
  • 7 Shot At Club During Rapper's Album Release Party Source

    03/21/2013 12:21:31 PM PDT · by BBell · 56 replies
    http://www.nbcchicago.com ^ | Thursday, Mar 21, 2013 | Lauren Petty
    Seven people were injured in an overnight shooting at a record release party at a nightclub in Chicago's South Side Gresham neighborhood. Police said three men opened fire inside Mr. G's Supperclub on the 1500 block of West 87th Street around 1:15 a.m. A fight had started at the release party for a local rapper, police said, and three men pulled out handguns and fired into the crowd.A 19-year-old woman was struck and taken to Christ Hospital in Oak Lawn. Six men, mostly in their 20s, were also wounded. Only one was transported by ambulance.
  • Kanye West Goes On Mid-Concert Rant Against President Obama, Corporations

    02/26/2013 10:23:52 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 33 replies
    CBS Local ^ | February 25, 2013
    <p>LONDON(CBSDC) – Rapper Kanye West launched into a mid-concert rant against a range of people that included corporate executives, Justin Timberlake and one of his most famous public critics – President Barack Obama.</p> <p>In a performance at London’s Hammersmith Apollo on Saturday, the Chicago-born rapper at one point said: “I don’t give a f–k what the president’s got to say,” to an ecstatic London audience.</p>
  • 50 Cent Sees 'No Black People' At Daytona 500

    02/24/2013 11:43:35 AM PST · by Steelfish · 113 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | February 24, 2013
    50 Cent Sees 'No Black People' At Daytona 500 DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Give NASCAR credit for this, the racing circuit continues to attempt to diversify its fan base. Rapper Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson signs autographs prior to the Daytona 500. (Getty Images) This year, in a continued effort to show racing fast cars should appeal to more than just its traditionally white fan base, the circuit brought in African American celebrities such as recording artists 50 Cent and T.I. and future Hall of Fame NFL star Ray Lewis to the Daytona 500. It's a long way from the traditional...
  • Rapper, 2 in taxi meet violent end in Vegas crash ( Shootout on the Vegas Strip)

    02/23/2013 11:58:46 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 59 replies
    Sfgate ^ | Updated 9:04 am, Saturday, February 23, 2013 | KEN RITTER, Associated Press, By KEN RITTER and MICHELLE RINDELS, Associated Press
    <p>LAS VEGAS (AP) — Kenny Cherry was an aspiring rapper who moved from the Bay Area to Las Vegas to pursue his career. His music videos online show him cruising the Strip in a Maserati.</p> <p>Taxi driver Michael Boldon was a family man who hailed from Michigan; and his passenger, Sandra Sutton-Wasmund, came from a loving Washington state family and was well regarded in her community.</p>
  • Aspiring Oakland Rapper, Alleged Pimp Killed In Las Vegas Shooting

    02/22/2013 11:23:52 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 42 replies
    CBS San Francisco ^ | 2/21/13 | CBS SF
    Sources have confirmed with the CBS affiliate in Las Vegas that a man who was shot to death while driving his Maserati on the Las Vegas Strip was an aspiring rapper from Oakland who went by the name of Kenny Clutch. Clutch, whose real name was Kenneth Cherry Jr., was 27 years old. His father, Kenneth Cherry Sr., confirmed his son’s death and said his family is devastated. Two more people died after the Maserati crashed into a taxi cab, causing it to explode. Cherry’s friends on Facebook and followers on Twitter have been posting messages that read “rest in...
  • Hip-hop artist expresses support for L.A. shooter

    02/08/2013 8:02:00 PM PST · by chessplayer · 23 replies
    LOS ANGELES — While the general response to Christopher Dorner — a former Navy reservist who was fired from the Los Angeles Police Department in 2008, and is now suspected of killing three people and wounding two others as part of a vengeance-fueled killing spree, has ranged from shock to terror, some on the Internet are expressing support. As the manhunt continued as far north as the San Bernardino Mountains, late Thursday, Interscope Records rapper Ab-Soul posted a photo defending the fugitive on his Instagram page, quoting Dorner’s 11,400-word manifesto, in which he outlines plans to kill law enforcement officers...
  • Rapper Arrested for Card Fraud

    01/16/2013 9:40:04 PM PST · by doug from upland · 16 replies
    bankinfosecurity dot com ^ | 1-2013 | Tracy Kitten (what?)
    Rapper Arrested for Card Fraud Alleged Fraudster Linked to POS Hacking Scheme By Tracy Kitten, July 13, 2012. Follow Tracy @FraudBlogger A California rap artist has been arrested for his alleged connection to an international carding fraud and point-of-sale hacking scheme that involved thousands of debit and credit accounts. The scheme, reported in June, is believed to involve two hackers who intercepted and sold nearly 200,000 debit and credit numbers they stole from restaurants in Seattle (see Feds Charge Hacker in POS Attacks). Now authorities allege Charles Tony Williamson, a rapper known as "Guerilla Black," along with accomplices in California...
  • Rapper: Spike Lee Is 'Hollywood's Resident House Negro' for Criticizing Tarantino

    01/16/2013 7:56:00 AM PST · by chessplayer · 32 replies
    Former 2 Live Crew rapper turned music promoter and VH1 star Luther Campbell isn't pleased with Spike Lee's comments about filmmaker Quentin Tarantino and the new movie "Django Unchained." Writing at his Miami NewTimes blog Tuesday, Campbell called Lee "Hollywood's resident house negro." For those unfamiliar with the controversy, Lee has come down strongly on Tarantino for amongst other things his excessive use of the N-word in the film. "Show me a white man in the 1800s who wasn't dropping n-bombs left and right," Campbell responded. "Lee needs to get over himself," Campbell continued. "He's upset because Tarantino makes better...
  • 'All My Babies' Mamas' canceled by Oxygen amidst controversy, before airing

    01/16/2013 12:59:04 AM PST · by SMGFan · 19 replies
    Controversial reality show "All My Babies' Mamas" has been canceled by Oxygen after a Change.org petition against the one-hour special received 37,000 signatures. According to reports, Oxygen was planning to highlight Shawty Lo, an Atlanta-based rapper who has 11 children with 10 different women. The show -- which was not being developed as a series, just as a one-time episode -- would have featured all of the women and children moving into one home together. According to an Oxygen press release, the show would "leave the man of the house to split his affection multiple ways while trying to create...
  • No Oxygen, Please, for This Show

    01/11/2013 6:00:26 AM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 11, 2013 | Brent Bozell
    Television is getting a little unreal. First, the idea that Al Gore would sell out to Al-Jazeera sounded like an April Fools' joke. Then the Oxygen network -- that supposedly uplifting women's channel founded in 2000 by Oprah Winfrey -- announced it was producing a reality show called "All My Baby's Mamas" starring an Atlanta rapper and former drug dealer named "Shawty Lo," alongside his 11 children and their 10 different mothers. This story didn't originate on a satire site like The Onion. Oxygen promoted this videotaped puddle of stupidity with a YouTube highlight reel featuring the rapper (real name:...
  • Has Rapper Eminem Really Become a Born-Again Christian?

    01/08/2013 5:40:50 AM PST · by BO Stinkss · 37 replies
    http://www.theblaze.com/ ^ | 01/07/2013 | Billy Hallowell
    Rapper Eminem is known for his edgy music, which generally includes explicit lyrics and controversial themes. That’s why last week’s media report alleging that the performer has become a born-again Christian sparked so much interest. While it was enticing for many to pounce on the idea that the formerly-troubled star would have a “come to Jesus” moment, the entire notion of an intense spiritual transformation is based on an unnamed source who was cited on the web site AllHipHop.com. “I heard a doozie recently and I’m not sure that I can believe that its completely true,” the article announcing the...
  • (Bastard Nation) Oxygen TV Mum About Proposed Show Involving Rapper with 11 Children from 10 Women

    01/07/2013 3:26:06 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 37 replies
    KSPR 33 ^ | January 7, 2013 | KSPR 33
    Oxygen mum about show on proposed show involving rapper with 11 children from 10 women PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Oxygen cable television executives aren't talking, as negative attention grows about its proposed program featuring a musician who has fathered 11 children with ten different mothers. The Parents Television Council on Monday asked Oxygen to shelve "All My Babies' Mamas" before it ever gets on the air, calling it "grotesquely irresponsible and exploitive." The group follows a New York author, Sabrina Lamb, who has launched a petition drive against the show that she said has more than 20,000 signatures. Oxygen executives...
  • Rapper Capital Steez Takes His Life

    01/07/2013 4:30:39 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 34 replies
    noise11.com ^ | December 26, 2012 | Paul Cashmere
    19-year old Brooklyn rapper Capital Steez has died, presumed by suicide. Jamal Dewar, aka Capital Steez, was one of the “up-and-coming rappers” of Brooklyn, according to Billboard magazine. Capital Steez is thought to have taken his life after posting his final tweet “The end”. He died on Christmas Eve.
  • Eminem Becomes A Born Again Christian?

    01/06/2013 7:34:12 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 01/04/2013 | By Vincent Funaro
    Eminem could now be a born again Christian, according to a new rumor. A source from the rapper's hometown of Detroit claims to have witnessed Eminem's transformation firsthand through some of his recent actions, according to AllHipHop.com. He stated that Eminem has been going through many changes as of late and has removed himself "from the depths of the music industry," and has also refused to conform to what is expected from him in the business. Eminem, known for his shock value lyrics as well as his vivid storytelling and superior lyrical capabilities confessed to being a Christian on a...