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  • Dr. Dre cited on gun charge following driveway encounter

    07/26/2016 8:17:47 AM PDT · by rktman · 24 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 7/26/2016 | unkinown
    MALIBU, Calif. (AP) Dr. Dre has been cited after a man says the rapper pointed a handgun at him. The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department says the man told them he was parked outside a Malibu, California, home when Dre ordered him to leave and showed a gun. Dre, whose real name is Andre Young, told sheriff's deputies he didn't have a gun and that the man was blocking his driveway. He says the man moved his car but parked nearby. He says the man drove off after Dre recorded video of him.
  • EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE: Country Rapper Smo Drops His New Pro-2A Anthem We the People

    07/01/2016 10:49:55 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    Outdoor ^ | 7/1/16
    Its not everyday you see an artist speaking positively about our Second Amendment rights. Thats what makes Smos new song We the People so refreshing. Smo, the country rapper famous for Kickin It In Tennessee and American Made, released a fiery new track for the 4th of July. The powerful song We the People bemoans the state of our country and the erosion of our rights and liberties. The track is a departure from his previous lighthearted songs that focused more on muddin than political revolution. Its great to see an artist standing behind his beliefs, especially when so many...
  • Baltimore rapper Lor Scoota killed

    06/26/2016 10:57:24 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 47 replies
    cnn.com ^ | June 27, 2016 | Vivian Kuo
    A Baltimore rapper named Tyriece Travon Watson, who went by the stage name Lor Scoota, was fatally shot in broad daylight at a busy intersection in Friday, police said. He was 23 years old. Watson had just left a charity basketball in Baltimore game calling for "peace in the streets" when he was killed. He was driving in his car when an unknown black male wearing a white bandana stepped into the street and opened fire, Baltimore police said. Watson was brought to a local hospital but died from his injuries.
  • US rapper threatens Donald Trump while toting stolen gun

    06/10/2016 10:44:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    Nine MSM Australia ^ | June 11, 2016
    A US rapper brandishing stolen guns and threatening Donald Trump in a viral video has been arrested after a firearm salesman recognised the missing weapons. Star of reality show Sons of Guns Joe Meaux immediately spotted the custom-made guns when he clicked on a link titled "Rapper Threatens Trump". "As Im watching it, Im thinking these guns are very recognisable. As I watched more, I realized that they were very familiar. They were stolen from me last year," he told Fox News yesterday. When the gun salesman called authorities he was informed police and the Secret Service were already aware...
  • Anti-Trump Rapper Busted After Police Spot Stolen Guns in Social Media Post

    06/11/2016 6:37:30 AM PDT · by detective · 30 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10 Jun 2016 | Jerome Hudson
    Rapper Demarcus Davis was arrested last week after he was seen on YouTube and in social media posts sending death threats to presumptive Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump while brandishing stolen guns. I really want to go to war with Donald Trump because Donald Trump is tryin to take food stamps from my momma and thats all the (expletive) she got, the 22-year-old Baton Rouge-based rapper said in a YouTube video posted on May 22. Let Donald Trump know its up over here. We want war; were going to declare war.
  • 1 dead, 3 injured in shooting at T.I. concert near Union Square

    05/26/2016 6:24:38 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 19 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 25, 2016 | By Larry Celona, Jamie Schram and Joe Marino
    A 33-year-old man was killed and three other people including rapper Troy Ave wounded when gunfire erupted shortly before the start of a concert by rapper T.I. at Irving Plaza on Wednesday night, sources said.
  • Rapper Threatens To Kill Donald Trump If His "Momma's Food Stamps" Are Taken Away

    05/22/2016 6:55:08 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 91 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 5-22-16 | Tyler Durden
    I could go to war with whoever the f*** I want to, but I really want to go to war with Donald Trump because Donald Trump trying to take food stamps from my mamma and thats all the f*** shes got. As long as the m*****f****** government let us keep food stamps we gonna be good, but the first time this nigga pass a law talking about he taking Louisiana purchase, sh*t going to get ugly. I swear to god on every m*****f****** chain I got, bitchez gonna go down. You gotta understand them (inaudible) love Fruit Loops. They love...
  • Rapper Azealia Banks Endorses Trump Says Hillary Talks to Black People Like Were Pets

    05/09/2016 7:25:24 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 44 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 5/8/2016 | Jim Hoft
    Donald Trump can add another member of Hollywood to his list of supporters.On Saturday afternoon, singer Azealia Banks expressed her support for the GOP candidate in a spree of tweets, kicking off the conversation with, I REALLY want Donald Trump to win the election.She told her Twitter followers that her predictions about the presidential race were true: I told you guys Bernie Sanders didnt have the clout. i told you all he wasnt going to be the nominee. In her series of tweets, Banks defended Trump and his outspoken opinions. Trump is an asshole but hes not been groomed and...
  • Kidnapping accused up-and-coming rapper

    04/30/2016 11:11:24 AM PDT · by Former Proud Canadian · 16 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | April 26, 2016 | Chris Doucette
    A couple of up-and-coming Toronto rappers one of whom appears to be following in the footsteps of his brother and father are among the suspected gang members accused of recently kidnapping and torturing two 17-year-old boys. ---snip--- Gardiner, aka Pressa, is a rapper from a neighbourhood north of Jane St. and Finch Ave. W., known by area residents as Up Top, who had some success recently with his song Deadmihana. In Deadmihana, Pressa spits rhymes such as: Run up and Im blazing up this block. RIP and free the ones locked, locked. Headshot, headshot.
  • Rappers Ankle Monitor Goes Off At The White House

    04/18/2016 1:53:52 PM PDT · by PROCON · 23 replies
    dailycaller ^ | April 18, 2016 | Kaitlan Collins
    Rick Rosss ankle monitor went off while he was at the White House this weekend.The 40-year-old rapper whose real name is William Leonard Roberts II was in Washington, D.C. to support the administrations My Brothers Keeper initiative, which aims to keep young black people out of jail. Barack Obama had just finished speaking when Rosss ankle monitor began beeping loudly, TMZ reported Monday.
  • New Orleans rapper Dee-1 pays off student loans, sings about it in viral video

    03/06/2016 12:07:53 PM PST · by BBell · 9 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 2/18/16 | Chelsea Brasted, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune
    Few rappers likely know Louisiana's education system as well as Dee-1. The New Orleans-raised rapper, whose real name is David Augustine, used to teach middle school in Baton Rouge. Then, in 2015 he signed a major label record contract with RCA's Inspiration imprint and went on tour around the country. Still, New Orleans is home and with many questions about the future of TOPS and higher education on the table during the special legislative session at the Capitol, Dee-1 used his music to draw attention to one of his concerns: student loans. In a new music video posted to Facebook...
  • Rapper Killer Mike faces flak for ‘uterus’ comment at Sanders rally

    02/17/2016 2:30:37 AM PST · by Libloather · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/16/16 | Jesse Byrnes
    Rapper Killer Mike drew attention late Tuesday after saying during a rally for Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders that a "uterus doesn't qualify you to be president." The rapper said he was repeating something a woman said when he made the comment while ripping Sanders' rival Hillary Clinton. "When people tell us 'hold on, wait a while' - that's what the other Democrat is telling you," Michael Render, who goes by his stage name Killer Mike, told more than 4,800 gathered at Morehouse College in Atlanta. "Hold on Black Lives Matter, just wait a while. Hold on young people in...
  • Rapper Who Sang About Killing Cops Has Life Saved — By Cops

    02/09/2016 3:33:37 PM PST · by bkopto · 23 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2/9/2016 | Daniel Nussbaum
    Rapper DMX, who once rapped that he "hate[s] cops" and sang about murdering them, was revived by police officers in New York on Monday after falling unconscious due to a suspected drug overdose. According to TMZ, DMX, real name Earl Simmons, was found unconscious in a parking lot at a Ramada Inn in Yonkers, New York, Monday evening. The rapper reportedly had no pulse and was not breathing, and police immediately began administering CPR. The rapper reportedly began breathing again after about a minute of CPR. When a witness told police on scene that DMX had ingested an unidentified powder...
  • Bitter rapper won’t let his kids see ‘Star Wars’

    01/07/2016 8:40:34 AM PST · by Snickering Hound · 20 replies
    Page Six ^ | 1-5-2016 | Carlos Greer
    <p>Rapper Luke Campbell, frontman of rude 1980s rappers 2 Live Crew, refuses to allow his kids to see the new “Star Wars” since George Lucas sued him for $300 million over trademark infringement and unfair competition in 1990.</p> <p>"Every time I see a trailer, or an ad for that movie, all I can think is, ‘I want that mother [bleeper] . . . to give me my money back,’" he told Vulture.</p>
  • Rapper Ryan Prophet Puts Stacey Dash on Blast for Having an Abortion

    Stacey Dash’s ex-boyfriend, rapper Ryan Prophet of the group Nappy Roots, took to Instagram this morning to get a few things off of his chest. He set things off by sharing a screenshot of a text from Stacey Dash. They dated years ago before Stacey went all ‘conservative’ on us. In the photo’s caption, he put Stacey ALL THE WAY on blast for having an abortion. He’s since changed the caption, but it’s too late. We wonder how pro-life advocate Stacey will respond — if at all.
  • Chicago rapper King Louie shot in the head, manager said he's awake and talking

    12/23/2015 7:06:33 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 46 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | December 23, 2015 | Alfred Ng
    Rapper King Louie survived being shot in the head in Chicago on Wednesday afternoon. The “Chiraq” rapper was shot in the left side of his head while riding in a car in Chicago’s Ashburn neighborhood at about 3:30 p.m.on Wednesday, Chicago police said.
  • Rapper Killer Mike, Sanders dine in Atlanta

    11/23/2015 6:11:19 PM PST · by Libloather · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/23/15 | Caitlin Yilek
    Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and rapper Killer Mike dined together before the 2016 Democratic presidential candidate's rally in Atlanta on Monday. The hip-hop star will introduce Sanders at the rally. "Brought this guy to Busy Bee on MLK in ATL," Killer Mike tweeted, with a photo of Sanders reading a menu.
  • Deso Dogg, Ex-Rapper Who Joined ISIS, Is Killed by U.S. Airstrike

    10/31/2015 5:00:31 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 33 replies
    New York Times ^ | October 30, 2015 | By CHRISTINE HAUSER
    The German-born former rapper Deso Dogg, who abandoned his music career in 2010 and became a recruiter in Syria for the Islamic State, was killed in an airstrike this month, the Pentagon confirmed Friday. The musician, born Denis Cuspert, toured with the American performer DMX in 2006 but later abandoned rap music and became a well-known singer of nasheeds, or Islamic devotional music, in German. The State Department designated him a terrorist in February after determining he had become a “willing pitchman” for the Islamic State, also known as ISIS or ISIL.
  • German rapper who joined ISIS killed in U.S. strike, official says

    10/30/2015 5:12:17 AM PDT · by TangoLimaSierra · 38 replies
    CNN ^ | October 29, 2015 | Paul Cruickshank
    The ISIS recruit Denis Cuspert, also known as Abu Talha al-Almani, had once gone by the name "Deso Dogg" in the Berlin rap scene. He traveled to fight Jihad in Syria after converting to Islam and becoming involved with Millatu Ibrahim, a pro-Jihadi group in Germany founded by Mohamed Mahmoud, an Austrian jihadi who has also taken on a prominent propaganda role for ISIS in Syria. A message posted on the Facebook page of a Raqqa resident on October 17 claimed Cuspert was killed in a pickup truck the day before by missiles fired by two coalition planes near a...
  • Watch: Rap anthem hails Ted Cruz as a gift from God fighting for freedom

    10/28/2015 9:26:07 AM PDT · by Isara · 9 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | October 28, 2015 | Sylvan Lane
    WASHINGTON–From street art to coloring books, Sen. Ted Cruz’s fans have creative ways of praising him. Now you can add a hip-hop anthem to the list.Entitled “Time for Truth”–like Cruz’s autobiography–the nearly five-minute jam is written straight out of Cruz’s presidential campaign platform. It also calls the senator “a gift from God,” fighting career politicians and “[leading] us back to freedom, our Constitution and Jesus.”“Are you fed up with the excuses? / Ted Cruz has got your back. / Standing for America on marriage and Super PACs / Taking down the Washington Cartel / He’s fighting for our well being...
  • P. Diddy Joins Rapper Fans of Trump

    10/02/2015 8:06:49 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 41 replies
    thehill.com ^ | October 02, 2015
    GOP presidential candidate Donald Trumps list of friends who are famous rappers is growing: P. Diddy is the latest to count himself among them. Donald Trump is a friend of mine, and he works very hard, the Last Night rapper and record label founder says in an interview published Friday in The Washington Post.
  • This could be the real reason multi-millionaire rapper 50 Cent filed for bankruptcy

    07/13/2015 2:41:48 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 07/13/2015 | Jonathan Marino
    Rapper 50 Cent filed for bankruptcy on Monday. The news came as bit of a surprise since The New York Times just described him as a man of "exceptional business instincts" less than a week ago. In May, Forbes pegged his net worth at $155 million. 50 Cent, aka Curtis Jackson III, reportedly earned between $60 million and $100 million from a stake in Vitamin Water when it sold to Coca-Cola in 2007, according to The Washington Post. Yet in the abbreviated Chapter 11 filing Monday, Jackson's lawyers said that his assets range from $10 million to $50 million, including...
  • Rapper 50 Cent files for bankruptcy [Once worth $270 Million]

    07/13/2015 8:27:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 07/13/2015 | Aly Weisman
    Rapper 50 Cent has filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Monday. "In court papers filed in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Hartford, Conn., Mr. Jackson reported assets and debts each in the range of $10 million to $50 million," reports the Wall Street Journal. The filing comes just three days after the "Get Rich or Die Tryin'" rapper was ordered to pay $5 million to a woman who sued him for posting a sex tape online. Previously, 50 Cent was recently reported to be worth around $270 million, largely thanks to his minority stake in Vitamin Water. In 2007, the...
  • Manager: Rapper Capo killed in South Shore shooting

    07/12/2015 7:34:13 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 49 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | July 12, 2015
    CHICAGO (Sun-Times Media Wire) - Chicago rapper Capo, a member of Chief Keefs Glo Gang, was killed in a South Shore neighborhood shooting that resulted in a 1-year-old boy being fatally struck by a vehicle fleeing the gang-related attack Saturday afternoon, according to the groups manager. The 22-year-old man was shot in the hip and back in a possible drive-by about 1:45 p.m. in the 7700 block of South Kingston, police said.
  • Rapper Opens BET Awards Singing About Police Brutality Atop Vandalized Cop Car

    06/29/2015 3:05:42 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 12 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 06/28/15 | Photo of Kaitlan Collins Kaitlan Collins
    Kendrick Lamar opened the BET Awards Sunday night rapping about police brutality while on top of a vandalized police car with a ripped American flag waving behind him. Performing his song Alright, the 28-year-old rapped about overcoming his struggles. Many saw the performance as a political statement referencing recent events in Ferguson and Baltimore.
  • Details Of P. Diddy'S Arrest At UCLA

    06/23/2015 6:34:35 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 27 replies
    Bruins Online ^ | 6/22/15 | Tracy Pierson BRO Publisher
    UC campus police arrested music mogul P. Diddy after he assaulted a UCLA coach and swung a kettlebell (a piece of weight-lifting equipment) at a football intern, according to sources. The incident began early Monday morning when Justin Combs, Diddys son, was participating in an off-season workout on UCLAs field. According to sources, Combs, who will be a redshirt junior defensive back this fall, had missed some recent workouts and wasnt giving a great effort Monday morning, so UCLA strength and conditioning coach Sal Alosi kicked him out of the session. At approximately noon, Combs and Diddy came to UCLAs...
  • Sean 'Diddy' Combs Arrested at UCLA for Alleged Assault with a Deadly Weapon

    06/22/2015 7:51:07 PM PDT · by Hillarys Gate Cult · 25 replies
    People.com ^ | 22 June, 2015 | GABRIELLE OLYA AND CHRISTINE PELISEK
    Sean "Diddy" Combs was arrested Monday afternoon at a UCLA athletic facility and charged with assault with a deadly weapon.
  • 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...
  • Jay Z quietly posting bail for protesters, writer says

    05/17/2015 7:16:32 PM PDT · by PROCON · 29 replies
    AFP ^ | May 17, 2015
    New York (AFP) - Rap mogul Jay Z has quietly used his wealth to post bail for people arrested in protests across the United States against police, an author close to him said Sunday.Dream Hampton, a writer and activist who worked with Jay Z on his 2010 memoir "Decoded," made the revelations in a series of messages on Twitter that were deleted but were posted by the hip-hop magazine Complex. "When we needed money for bail for Baltimore protesters, I... hit Jay up, as I had for Ferguson (and he) wired tens of thousands" of dollars within minutes, read one...
  • Rapper Chinx, real name Lionel Pickens, killed in drive-by shooting as he drove Porsche in Queens

    05/17/2015 8:26:20 AM PDT · by PROCON · 54 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | May 17, 2015 | Ryan Sit , Caitlin Nolan
    A rapper was shot multiple times and killed and his passenger was critically wounded as he drove a Porsche down a Queens boulevard early Sunday, a police source said. Lionel Pickens, who goes by the stage name Chinx, was shot several times in the body and his 27-year-old passenger was hit twice in the back about 4 a.m. as they traveled on Queens Blvd. at 84th Dr. in Briarwood, cops said.
  • Rapper and reality TV star Nelly arrested on drug charges in Tennessee

    04/11/2015 7:35:07 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 27 replies
    RedStarTribune.com ^ | 4/11/15 | Associated Press
    ASHVILLE Rapper and reality TV star Nelly is facing felony drug charges after being arrested in Tennessee on Saturday. Tennessee Highway Patrol said .. the bus he was riding in failed to display a U.S. Department of Transportation and International Fuel Tax Association sticker. According to the release troopers smelled marijuana .. When troopers searched the bus, they found five rocks that tested positive for meth, ... .. numerous handguns.
  • Iraq war veteran convicted of murdering Terrytown rapper

    04/08/2015 6:48:34 PM PDT · by BBell · 8 replies
    ,NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 4/8/15 | Paul Purpura
    A Jefferson Parish jury rejected an Iraq war veteran's insanity defense Wednesday (April 8), finding he knew right from wrong when he shot a Terrytown rapper in the head during a dispute outside a Harvey bar last year. Devin Bonilla was convicted as charged of second-degree murder for killing Bowie Richard, 21, a local entertainer who used the stage name Yung Kaptin. Bonilla, 25, who served in Iraq and was discharged as a private from the Louisiana Army National Guard after his arrest last year, faces spending the rest of his life in prison. The jury of seven women and...
  • Rapper Azealia Banks reveals crush on Obama (title edited)

    04/06/2015 8:40:50 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 26 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | April 4, 2015 | Larry Mcshane
    Hell yeah to the chief. Rapper Azealia Banks, in an interview with Billboard magazine, confessed to a major crush on President Obama. Hes so fine, declared the 23-year-old Banks. Those big-ass white teeth and ears hanging off his head? Im like, Oh my God...
  • Joakim Noah Confirms Lil Durk's Manager Was With Him Before Fatal Shooting

    03/30/2015 12:02:58 PM PDT · by Steely Tom · 8 replies
    NBC Chicago, Chicago Sun Times ^ | 29 March 2015 | Staff
    After the 111-80 victory over the New York Knicks, he confirmed that rapper Lil Durks manager, who was shot and killed early Friday morning, attended a meeting with him just hours earlier, discussing a way to get involved in Noahs "Rock the Drop" anti-violence campaign.
  • Suge Knight collapses in court after judge sets his bail at $25 million in murder case

    03/21/2015 2:09:22 AM PDT · by South40 · 51 replies
    NYDailyNews ^ | 3/20/2015 | NANCY DILLON
    Rap mogul Suge Knight collapsed in a courtroom Friday shortly after a judge set his bail at $25 million in his pending murder case. The co-founder of Death Row Records was walking back to the defense table after the judge initially left the bench so his lawyer could address a medical issue. Knight hit the ground and appeared motionless when the judge cleared the courtroom. Lawyer Matthew Fletcher came out about 10 minutes later and told Knights family that the burly inmate was still unconscious.
  • Rapper Waka Flocka Flame sent out a scathing message to the Oklahoma frat

    03/10/2015 5:26:19 PM PDT · by boycott · 53 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Mar. 9, 2015 | Peter Jacobs
    Rapper Waka Flocka Flame says he is "disgusted" and has canceled his upcoming performance at the University of Oklahoma after fraternity members there were filmed reciting a racist chant this weekend. Members of the OU Sigma Alpha Epsilon chapter were seen chanting about lynchings and using racist epithets in a video leaked online Sunday. The university and the national SAE fraternity have both taken action against the chapter, which has been closed on the Oklahoma campus. In a statement posted to his Instagram account, Waka Flocka writes that he's "disgusted and disappointed in the actions of the SAE fraternity at...
  • Rapper, Shaped by Tumultuous German Youth, Is Designated a Global Terrorist

    02/10/2015 11:52:19 PM PST · by Libloather · 5 replies
    NY Times via MSN ^ | 2/10/15 | ALISON SMALE
    BERLIN Denis Cuspert was drawn early to gangsta rap, and later to Islam. Born and raised in West Berlin, jeered at as a half-African child and often at odds with his American stepfather, he fell in with Salafists in Germany, left for Egypt in 2012 and made his way, eventually, to Syria. By last spring, the German authorities said, he had joined Islamic State guerrillas and swore allegiance to their leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. This week, Mr. Cuspert was transformed again. The American State Department announced Monday that, as a willing pitchman for the extremist groups atrocities, Mr. Cuspert...
  • 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...
  • Report: Bay Area rapper shot dead in East Oakland

    02/02/2015 11:26:16 PM PST · by csvset · 27 replies
    Sfgate ^ | February 2, 2015 | Henry Lee
    <p>A Bay Area rapper was shot and killed Monday night in East Oakland, according to police and a media report.</p> <p>Dominic Newton, 37, better known by his stage name The Jacka, was killed in the shooting at 94th Avenue and MacArthur Boulevard about 8:15 p.m., KPIX-TV reported.</p>
  • 2 Chainz says he plans to run for mayor of College Park, Georgia

    01/28/2015 2:20:25 PM PST · by Libloather · 18 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 1/28/15 | Zayda Rivera
    College Park may be getting a new mayor soon. Tauheed Epps, well-known as the rapper 2 Chainz, is not only a native of the Georgia city, but hes expressed his desire to run to be its mayor. I am looking forward to running at the end of this year or next year, the We Own It rapper told the Atlanta Journal Constitution on Tuesday.
  • 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....
  • French Terror Suspect Was Failed Rapper-Turned-Jihadist

    01/08/2015 11:39:26 AM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 26 replies
    GMA/Yahoo ^ | 01/08/2015 | MUSTAFA HAMEED, CHO PARK and ALEXANDER HOSENBALL
    As French authorities race to capture two men who they say killed 12 in a brutal attack on a magazine in Paris Wednesday, details emerged overnight about the two suspects, one of whom appears to have been a failed rapper. Cherif Kouachi, 32, was briefly featured in a 2005 French television documentary as an aspiring rap musician who was arrested on terror charges that put him in prison for a year and a half. At the time, Cherif had told a French court that the scandal at Abu Ghraib prison and the influence of a young religious leader convinced him...
  • Chip Off the Old Block Malia Obama Wears T-Shirt of Nasty Anti-Cop Rap Group

    01/06/2015 7:23:52 PM PST · by Nachum · 145 replies
    thegatewaypundit ^ | 1/16/15 | Jim Hoft
    Today shes wearing a T-shirt supporting an anti-white gangster rap group. Tomorrow shell be attending Socialist meetings at Columbia College. And, before you know it shell be dining with Al Sharpton.On Monday a grainy photo of a 16-year-old wearing a hip-hop groups tour T-shirt was posted on said groups official Instagram account.One of the members of the collective, which consists of rappers, producers, and non-musical members, such as photographers and publicists, told Gawker that Mr. Bada$$ had allegedly been sent the snapshot by a mutual friend of Malias and the pro era member.The lead singer for Pro Era was just...
  • Nicki Minaj Opens Up About Abortion: It's 'Haunted Me All My Life'

    12/30/2014 10:01:31 PM PST · by grundle · 41 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | December 30, 2014 | Raphael Chestang
    Nicki Minaj is about as thick-skinned as they come, but she opened up about a decision that left her heartbroken back in her teen years. The 32-year-old rapper spoke to Rolling Stone about a pregnancy that ended in abortion while she was still in high school. "I thought I was going to die," she says when she found out she was pregnant. "I was a teenager. It was the hardest thing I'd ever gone through." According to Rolling Stone, the father of her unborn child was an older guy from Queens that she dated while still attending Manhattan's Fiorello H....
  • 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 totheLos 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 theTimes, 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 thats cool But if you support Hamas, youre 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, thats 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...