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  • Va. slayings suspect put violent rap songs on Web [Calif. "horrorcore" rapper kills 4 in Farmville]

    09/19/2009 9:41:15 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 20 replies · 1,617+ views
    AP ^ | 2009-09-19
    FARMVILLE, Va. (AP) — A California man who rapped about murder in songs posted on his MySpace page was arrested Saturday by investigators who suspect him of killing four people in a central Virginia college town. Richard Alden Samuel McCroskey III, 20, of Castro Valley, Calif., was taken into custody at Richmond International Airport, where authorities believe he tried to catch a flight back to California. Officers found McCroskey asleep in the baggage claim area, Farmville police Capt. Wade Stimpson said. McCroskey is being held in Farmville, where he faces charges of first-degree murder, grand larceny of an automobile and...
  • (Vile)Rapper Ludacris, dealership give away 20 cars to drivers in need ("doing the Lord's work")

    09/07/2009 12:22:53 PM PDT · by blueglass · 17 replies · 1,315+ views
    CNN ^ | 9-7-09
    "This is Ludacris, and I'm giving away 20 free cars. ..." The famous rapper was pulling an Oprah in his hometown of Atlanta, Georgia. In the parking lot, the crowd was dancing. But the bass of Ludacris' latest single blasting from the dealership's loudspeakers was secondary inspiration for one Atlanta grandmother. "Lord Jesus. ... He brought this car to me, baby!" she shouted, arms raised. "This is God's work!"
  • H1N1 Rapper Vies for $2,500 Prize

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

    08/24/2009 12:14:00 PM PDT · by Justaham · 38 replies · 2,155+ views ^ | 8-24-09 | Steve Krakauer
    Who’s beefing with Bill O’Reilly and Rush Limbaugh this week? Hip-hop icon Jay-Z. In his newest song from his upcoming album, leaked today, “Off That” includes a line directed at the Fox News host and radio star. Here’s what Jay-Z says near the beginning of the second verse of “Off That“: This ain’t black vs. white, my n—a, we off that. Please tell Bill O’Reilly to fall back. Tell Rush Limbaugh to get off my balls. It’s 2010, not 1864. We come so far…How’s that for a mix? Got a black president, got green presidents.
  • C-Murder guilty of second-degree murder after topsy-turvy jury action (C-Murder guilty of Murder)

    08/12/2009 11:03:08 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 7 replies · 585+ views
    New Orleans Times-Picayune ^ | Tuesday August 11, 2009, 6:40 PM | Paul Purpura and C.J. Lin
    The jury went out with instructions from Judge Hans Liljeberg on Monday at 11:20 a.m. and returned with a verdict more than 24 hours later after spending Monday night sequestered in a motel. Miller, 38, was accused of killing Steve Thomas, 16, inside the now-closed Platinum Club in Harvey early on the morning of Jan. 12, 2002. ...Ten of 12 votes are required for a second-degree murder conviction. "...The court finds that this is indeed a legal verdict," he said... His sister, Germany Miller, was screaming outside the parish courthouse in Gretna after the verdict came down, yelling that Jefferson...
  • ‘No Homo’: Cause for Hope in Hip-Hop?

    08/09/2009 7:10:20 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 24 replies · 1,728+ views
    Do you know how I know you’re gay? You just read this essay in Slate about the rap meme “no homo.” The phrase, in case you’re not familiar with it, is commonly appended to lines in rap that could possibly be interpreted as, well, gay. The essay — which gives a nice primer on the phenomenon, including how it originated as a way for rappers to distance themselves from closeted “down-low brothers” — argues that there’s a possibility that it’s “helping to make hip-hop a gayer place.” Once upon a time, the story goes, rappers would go around telling other...
  • Louisiana Legislature Takes Time Out To Honor Rapper on House Floor

    06/25/2009 10:18:20 AM PDT · by vivalaoink · 7 replies · 503+ views
    Youtube ^ | 24 June 09 | Youtube
    Louisiana Legislature Takes Time Out To Honor Rapper on House Floor. The representatives decided to take time out and honor a rapper and play his music on the house floor. Go to the video. Skip to 6:35 if you are interested in getting to the nonsense right away.
  • Chris Brown Cops Plea -- No Jail Time

    06/22/2009 4:28:41 PM PDT · by Big_Monkey · 19 replies · 469+ views ^ | 06/22/09 | TMZ Staff
    Chris Brown has copped a plea in his assault case. He won't do jail time, but he will spend 6 months doing things like road cleanup. He's also been ordered to stay 50 yards clear of Rihanna.He'll spend 180 days doing community labor (8 hours a day -- 1440 hours total) -- which is, in effect, hard labor. He'll do his service in Virginia which is where Brown lives. A Virginia law enforcement officer told us Brown will be picking up trash, pulling weeds and washing fire trucks. He gets 5 years probation for FELONY assault -- he pled guilty....
  • Rapper T.I. spared long prison term

    05/25/2009 5:30:05 AM PDT · by Schnucki · 12 replies · 768+ views
    Telegraph (U.K.) ^ | May 25, 2009 | Leonard Doyle
    As a rapper, T.I. is as big as they come. A Grammy Award-winning, gangsta-style singer, songwriter and mogul, his company Grand Hustle Records earns over $20 million (£12.5 million) a year. He is also a convicted criminal who under normal circumstances would be starting a 30-year stretch in a federal "Supermax" prison this week, following his prosecution for multiple illegal gun charges. But in the age of Barack Obama, T.I., aka Clifford Harris Jr, will serve less than a year behind bars, thanks in no small measure to the bad boy rapper's political connections. Provided he surrenders at a prison...
  • Alleged Dolla Shooter Pleads Not Guilty

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

    05/19/2009 2:39:17 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 72 replies · 2,960+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | Sam Quinones, Rong-Gong Lin II and Andrew Blankstein
    Dolla, a rapper whose real name is Roderick Anthony Burton II, was shot in the head as he and several other people stood near the center's La Cienega Boulevard entrance, according to police, witnesses and Dolla's publicist, Sue Vannasing. A friend of the rapper's who was at the Beverly Center and a Los Angeles Police Department official also confirmed the victim's identity to The Times. Burton, 21, arrived at LAX from Atlanta earlier in the day and went to the Beverly Center to shop, Vannasing said. After the shooting, Burton was taken to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center a few blocks from...
  • Robber: I wanted to get some street cred

    05/11/2009 6:30:46 AM PDT · by VeniVidiVici · 16 replies · 1,160+ views ^ | Megan Rolland
    A self-described aspiring rapper confessed to robbing a convenience store Friday night and shooting a clerk in the temple with a BB gun in a misguided effort to gain "street credibility" for his career in Gainesville hip-hop, according to police. Steven Gilmore Jr., 21, was arrested in his Gainesville Place Apartment, at 2800 S.W. 35th Place, after a tip led police to his home. Gilmore confessed to the Friday night robbery and to a robbery last week of Hungry Howie's restaurant, police said. Police also arrested Gilmore's accomplice, a 16-year-old who police said served as a lookout for the Friday...
  • Somalis Leaving U.S. for Jihad

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

    04/10/2009 11:45:45 AM PDT · by BBell · 19 replies · 1,355+ views
    Times Picayune ^ | April 09, 2009 | Ramon Antonio Vargas
    Lil Wayne never would have made it had it not been for big Robert Hoobler.The celebrated New Orleans rapper would have bled to death on the floor of his mother's Hollygrove apartment the afternoon of Nov. 11, 1994, at just 12 years old, after accidentally shooting himself in the chest while playing with a 9 mm handgun. If not for Hoobler, the New Orleans police officer who cradled the bleeding boy in the back of a squad car that day on the way to the hospital, the Grammy-winning superstar would never have made the cover of the current issue of...
  • Eminem Is as Edgy as a Potato

    04/08/2009 7:53:42 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 25 replies · 820+ views
    Fox News ^ | Wednesday, April 08, 2009 | By Greg Gutfeld
    So in Eminem's new video, he's in the sack with a Sarah Palin clone when he breaks wind. How edgy. How in your face. Way to speak truth to power — even if it's from your ass. But what do you expect from a white, balding rapper about to hit 40 and desperately clinging to any shred of relevance — not unlike his white, balding fans already over forty desperately clinging to jobs in telemarketing.
  • Rapper Eminem Raps About Palin in 'We Made You' Music Video

    04/07/2009 11:38:44 AM PDT · by lewisglad · 43 replies · 2,076+ views
    Women on the Web ^ | Today 1:35 pm
    Rapper Eminem’s latest music video has audiences of all ages watching. In the video for his single "We Made You," the rapper pokes fun at a plethora of celebrities. While actors impersonate several young celebrities, including Kevin Federline, Britney Spears, Lindsay Lohan, Jessica Simpson and Amy Winehouse, it is the faux Sarah Palin who’s getting the most attention. Also causing jaws to drop are the lyrics about Palin. Eminem, born Marshall Bruce Mathers III, raps about sleeping with the Alaska governor. No word on what Palin thinks of her faux musical "cameo." Watch "We Made You": The "We Made You"...
  • The Covert Radio Show: "The Daily Blast" [April 2, 2009]

    04/02/2009 5:37:55 PM PDT · by Cindy · 7 replies · 309+ views
    COVERT RADIO SHOW ^ | April 2, 2009 | n/a
    THE COVERT RADIO SHOW The Covert Radio Show: "The Daily Blast" "Today a look at Afghanistan and an American Jihadi Rapper" (April 2, 2009)
  • Rapper T.I. sentenced to year on weapons charges

    03/27/2009 12:13:19 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 24 replies · 1,493+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | March 27, 2009 | n/a
    A judge has sentenced Rapper T.I. to one year and a day behind bars on federal weapons charges. The 28-year-old rapper, whose real name is Clifford Harris, was sentenced Friday. He will have between 30 and 60 days to report to prison. He already has completed about 1,000 hours of community service and has warned youths about the pitfalls of guns, drugs, violence. He will need to complete 470 more hours. Harris pleaded guilty last March after he was arrested in 2007, attempting to buy unregistered machine guns and silencers. The arrest happened blocks away from where he was to...
  • Republican Rapper Hi-Caliber Hits Like a Hip-Hop Hannity (video)

    03/14/2009 12:53:58 PM PDT · by nysuperdoodle · 3 replies · 460+ views
    Evil Conservative Radio ^ | 14 March 2009 | EC
    The Evil Conservative celebrates individuality, and one guy that fits that bill for sure is Republican rapper Hi-Caliber - You don't have to like rap music or hip-hop to dig his stuff... check it when Hi-Caliber talks with EC.
  • Snoop Dogg appears at Nation of Islam convention

    03/02/2009 6:50:53 PM PST · by Justaham · 14 replies · 712+ views ^ | 3-1-09 | SOPHIA TAREEN
    Rapper Snoop Dogg made an appearance Sunday at the Nation of Islam's annual Saviours Day convention, praising Minister Louis Farrakhan and suggesting that he is a member of the movement. Snoop, whose real name is Calvin Broadus, gave a $1,000 donation to the Nation and said he will always seek the minister out.
  • Kanye West Hates Bush, But O.J. Is 'Amazing'

    03/02/2009 12:35:34 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 25 replies · 715+ views ^ | March 2, 2009 | Tim Graham
    Rapper Kanye West is most famous among politicos for his outburst that "George Bush doesn't care about black people" during a Hurricane Katrina fundraising show on NBC in 2005. West may not like the president, but he's willing to ask forgiveness for alleged girlfriend-beaters and wife-murderers: LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Kanye West has made his reputation as a controversial quote machine, and his new comments defending Chris Brown over his alleged assault on girlfriend Rihanna are sure to cause a stir. During a taping of VH1's 'Storytellers,' West asked the crowd, "Can't we give Chris a break? ... I know...
  • Report: Snoop Dogg Joins Nation of Islam

    03/02/2009 9:34:50 AM PST · by autumnraine · 68 replies · 1,700+ views
    Fox News ^ | 03/02/2009 | Fox News
    Snoop Dogg joined the Nation of Islam after appearing at the religious group's annual convention in Chicago on Sunday, the BBC reported. The rapper told reporters that he joined the group because he was "doing what's right and representing what's right," according to a report published Monday on the network's Web site. Wearing sunglasses, a dark suit and a tie, Snoop spoke briefly in front of a crowd of thousands Sunday and praised the Chicago-based movement's Minister Louis Farrakhan.
  • Republican Rapper Knocks Heads at CPAC (video)

    03/01/2009 7:01:02 PM PST · by nysuperdoodle · 6 replies · 543+ views
    Evil Conservative Radio ^ | 01 Mar 2009 | EC
    Meet Hi-Caliber... arguably the first conservative rapper. He made an appearance at CPAC and fascinated more than one reporter... and just FYI - He'll be appearing on Evil Conservative Radio soon
  • Snoop Dogg Appears At Nation Of Islam Meeting [Obama No Show?]

    03/01/2009 5:11:27 PM PST · by Steelfish · 28 replies · 1,402+ views ^ | March 01, 2009
    Snoop Dogg appears at Nation of Islam meeting Hip-hop star offered praise for Louis Farrakhan ROSEMONT, Ill. - Snoop Dogg is one of several hip-hop stars making appearances at the Nation of Islam's annual convention in a Chicago suburb. Wearing sunglasses, a dark suit and a tie, Snoop Dogg spoke briefly in front of a crowd of thousands Sunday and praised the Chicago-based movement's Minister Louis Farrakhan. Farrakhan has long held relationships with famous rappers and hip-hop artists. Snoop, whose real name is Calvin Broadus, called himself the leader of the "hip-hop community" and says he'll always seek out the...
  • Video: Republican Rapper Unloads On Obama

    03/01/2009 5:55:28 AM PST · by careyb · 12 replies · 1,087+ views
    Max Blumenthal ^ | 2/28/09 | Hi-Caliber
    He calls himself "Hi-Caliber".
  • P. Diddy: "I thought I Was Dreaming When Obama Was Elected" [So Were Freepers]

    02/22/2009 8:00:01 PM PST · by Steelfish · 19 replies · 712+ views
    London Times ^ | February 22, 2009
    P. Diddy: "I thought I was dreaming when Obama was elected" Tim Reid It is with some trepidation that I walk up Broadway toward my rendezvous with Sean “P.Diddy” Combs, who minutes before I meet him is staring down at me from a 172 ft-high vinyl advertisement towering over Times Square - it is the biggest billboard in America - dressed as a black James Bond, chest filling a white tuxedo, next to a muscular-looking bottle of his modestly named new fragrance I Am King. It is not just that his PR lady has warned me that P.Diddy can be...
  • Rapper T.I. Says Obama’s Tax Hikes Will Create Jobs (now it must be true!)

    02/16/2009 9:32:03 AM PST · by MooseMan · 25 replies · 1,150+ views
    CNS News ^ | 2-13-2009 | Nicholas Ballasy
    Grammy award-winning rapper T.I. told that President Barack Obama’s plan to raise taxes on people making $250,000 or more a year will help create jobs. He also said that people well off have a responsibility to help the poor, through inspiration, work and direct financial assistance in some cases. When asked what personal responsibility he thinks rappers have today, T.I. said they have to help those who cannot help themselves. -snip-
  • Obama campaign celeb says, “F— tha Police”

    01/29/2009 8:18:44 AM PST · by slomark · 4 replies · 892+ views
    Let's have some fun. Try and guess which Obama campaign celebrity's favorite song is "F--- the Police" Here is the beginning of the story:We’re into deep introspection here at I Hate the Media. Every once in a while we look at our lives and think, “Perhaps we should show the media a little more love.” Then we’re jolted back to reality when we find a quote from some bonehead like [guess who] When asked if Obama’s election would inspire rappers to be less explicit in their lyrics, he said he does not see a problem with their vulgarities. Thank you....
  • Rapper gets OBAMA haircut

    01/21/2009 11:53:10 AM PST · by TornadoAlley3 · 15 replies · 649+ views
    katc ^ | 01/21/09 | katc
    OPELOUSAS, La. -- A local rapper got the Barack Obama T-shirt, and the haircut, too. Patrick Jones, whose rap name is P.A.T., has been working in New York, but got his hair cut during a visit home to Opelousas. His hair is shaved off around a silhouette of the White House. Inside that, "OBAMA" is shaved in capital letters.

    01/17/2009 6:33:07 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 33 replies · 885+ views ^ | January 17, 2009 | LORENA MONGELLI, JOHN DOYLE ADAM NICHOLS
    A party celebrating the release of a movie about the life of Biggie Smalls ended with four people being stabbed in the rapper's home borough today, cops said. The men were hurt around 3:25 a.m. at the event in Canarsie's Djumbala Club, on 1370 Ralph Avenue, which was billed as the "official afterparty" for the movie "Notorious." The film opened across the country on Friday. Three of the men were described as in stable condition in Brookdale Hospital. The fourth was in critical condition after being stabbed several times.
  • Dr. Dre son’s death ruled a heroin overdose

    01/03/2009 9:16:02 AM PST · by wardaddy · 11 replies · 1,003+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 1-3-09 | wire
    <p>LOS ANGELES - The 20-year-old son of veteran rapper Dr. Dre died in August from an overdose of heroin and morphine, the Los Angeles County coroner’s office said on Friday.</p>
  • Hatch 'personally committed' to rapper's redemption

    01/01/2009 7:27:34 AM PST · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 9 replies · 920+ views
    Salt Lake Tribune ^ | 12/31/2008 11:48:18 PM MST | Robert Gehrke
    For the first time in years, record producer and rapper John Forte, a former member of the Fugees, spent the holidays out of prison and is planning a new life helping troubled youth. It was a mission that Sen. Orrin Hatch assured Forte would commit to when the Utah Republican asked for Forte's release from prison in a 2006 letter obtained through an open records request. "In prison he is teaching guitar and music to his fellow inmates. He is writing songs with messages that today's youth need to hear -- from someone they will respond to, like John Forte,"...
  • Dmx Reaches Plea Deal On Theft, Animal Cruelty, & Drug Charges

    12/31/2008 11:05:19 AM PST · by CalifScreaming · 1 replies · 325+ views
    KBS Radio ^ | December 31, 2008 | Yves Erwin Salomon
    DMX has been behind bars since he was taken into custody at the Miami mansion of producer Scott Storch on December 9th by FBI agents. After Sheriff Joe Arpaio offered a $5000 award for the rapper's capture, an unidentified woman in Georgia tipped off the authorities. DMX's bail was set at $120,000 cash but he's opted to enter into a plea agreement. DMX's charges stem from two different cases. The rapper was facing one count of narcotic drug possession, three counts of marijuana possession, three counts of drug paraphernalia possession and seven counts of animal cruelty after a raid of...
  • Rapper gets 20 years after writing shooting song (about a guy he actually shot)

    11/19/2008 9:28:33 PM PST · by DemforBush · 19 replies · 649+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 11/19/08 | n/a
    DUBLIN, Ga. – He shot a man twice and felt so good about it, police said, a rapper wrote a song describing the shooting and calling out the victim by name. A judge sentenced 25-year-old Rico Todriquez Wright Monday to spend the next 20 years in prison after his victim mentioned the hip hop confession to police...
  • Diddy Appears in Drink Driving Campaign

    10/18/2008 7:04:04 AM PDT · by Hillary's Folly · 7 replies · 429+ views
    NME ^ | staff
    P. Diddy has appeared in a Public Service Announcement sponsored by a brand of vodka to encourage people in the US to drink sensibly. Instead of the typical PSA though, Diddy, whose real name is Sean Combs, wanted the message to be conveyed in a movie-type scene which he says is funny without being preachy. "Instead of doing a regular PSA saying, 'Hi, I'm Sean Combs and I'm here to talk to you for Ciroc,' I actually shot a scene from a movie, what happens when the music stops and two young ladies leave early because they're feeling a little...
  • Why isn’t Diddy at the convention? (Obama invited filthy mouth Diddy. Wake up America!)

    09/02/2008 2:10:54 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 11 replies · 210+ views ^ | 8/26/2008 | Courtney Hazlett
    DENVER - During the 2004 presidential election, Diddy and his Citizen Change campaign, known best for its “Vote or Die” slogan, figured prominently in headlines about celebrities and politics. So where is Diddy this time around? Here in Denver, there was some chatter among DNC organizers that led some to believe that Diddy had been asked specifically not to come. “That’s completely untrue” was Diddy’s response when asked about being un-invited to the convention. A rep for Diddy confirms: “An Obama advisor invited Diddy to the convention, but he was unable to attend because he was supposed to be in...
  • Obama goon Diddy loses it over Palin (Hilarious)

    08/31/2008 11:43:39 AM PDT · by minus_273 · 116 replies · 561+ views
    The rapper Diddy completely loses it over Palin's selection. It's quite funny. His incoherent ramblings are quite representative of the logic people use to support Obama. See here
  • New Rap Song Advocates Killing Bill O'Reilly and Michelle Malkin

    Although the hatred for conservative media members by leftists in this nation knows no bounds, a new "song" by the rap group East Coast Avengers represents a new low in vitriolic musical expression.
  • “She Ought To Be Shot. They Gotta Be Stopped.” (New Rap Song, “Kill Bill O’Reilly" & Malkin)

    08/14/2008 2:24:07 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 35 replies · 401+ views ^ | August 14, 2008 | Michelle Malkin
    Well, I have a headache after listening to the new rap song, “Kill Bill O’Reilly.” How out of date are the rappers who composed this masterpiece? They saw fit to include me in their broadside despite the fact that I quit the show 10 months ago.
  • White Jewish Rapper Responds to Ludacris and Obama with "OBAMANABULL"

    08/09/2008 7:22:20 AM PDT · by Libloather · 12 replies · 192+ views
    PR Web ^ | 8/07/08
    White Jewish Rapper Responds to Ludacris and Obama with "OBAMANABULL"Rapper E-SHY's "ObamanaBull" Diss Video Making Waves on the Internet. New York, NY (PRWEB) August 7, 2008 -- White Rapper E-SHY, known for controversial records like Blacks and Jews, has released a "diss" track in response to OBAMA IS HERE and the racist & irreverent lyrics of LUDACRIS. E-SHY has also released a viral video depicting the comedic, yet not so light side of one of this years Presidential race's major issues, the perception that OBAMANIA is a farce. As the latest polls illustrate, this issue is a concern to a...
  • Ludacris Provides Obama With More Unwelcome Help (but Obama will take the vote from the Hood)

    07/31/2008 5:34:11 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 42 replies · 156+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 7/31/2008 | Laura Yao
    Once again, Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) is hurt by the ones who love him. On YouTube yesterday, rapper Ludacris released a song called "Politics," in which he denigrates President Bush, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) and Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) -- all in the space of about two minutes. "Well, give Luda a special pardon if I'm ever in the slammer/Better yet put him in office, make me your vice president," he raps. In the next line, the three-time Grammy Award winner calls Clinton an "irrelevant [slur for female]." He goes on to suggest that 71-year-old McCain belongs in a...

    07/18/2008 4:05:13 AM PDT · by Libloather · 22 replies · 106+ views
    Eurweb ^ | 7/18/08
    KANYE, WYCLEF BOOKED FOR DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION: Artists scheduled to perform during event beginning Aug. 25 in Denver.(July 18, 2008) Kanye West, Wyclef Jean and N.E.R.D. have been tapped to perform at the 2008 Democratic Convention in Denver to support the presidential nomination of Sen. Barack Obama. According to Billboard, West is rumored to be performing on behalf of Bono's One Campaign, which landed the rapper in conjunction with the RIAA. Jean and N.E.R.D. are expected to headline a party thrown by MTV and Rock the Vote. The convention, which begins Aug. 25 at Invesco Field in Denver, will culminate with...
  • Stars Show Support for Obama at BET Awards (Obama or Die!)

    06/25/2008 8:40:48 AM PDT · by JRochelle · 46 replies · 158+ views ^ | 06/25/2008
    Stars like P.Diddy and Alicia Keys rallied up to show their support for Obama at the BET awards on Tuesday. Diddy got on stage and started chanted "Obama or Die." He told the crowd, "If we all register and vote, we will have the first black president in the history of America." Diddy wasn't the only one overexcited about the possibility of having Obama as our next president. As Alicia Keys picked up her award for Best Female R+B Artist, she said, "Together we can do anything," before adding, "Obama y'all!"
  • Xzibit: 'Aliens Don't Like Black People'

    06/21/2008 5:39:13 AM PDT · by Coffee200am · 25 replies · 328+ views
    EURweb ^ | 06.20.2008 | EURweb
    *The question was sure to come up during press interviews for the upcoming "X-Files" movie. Rapper Xzibit, who plays an FBI agent in the film, was asked if he believes in the existence of other life forms in the universe. "I don't believe in aliens," the 33-year-old tells People magazine. "I don't think aliens or ghosts like black people. We never get abducted; our houses never get haunted. It always happens in rural areas, where no ethnic people live. The day I see somebody from South Central Los Angeles say, 'Man, I got abducted yesterday,' then I'll believe it." "The...

    06/16/2008 7:18:42 AM PDT · by yankeedame · 65 replies · 12,666+ views
    Nealz Nuze ^ | June 16, 2008 | Neal Boortz
    THE WORLD ACCORDING TO ALICIA KEYS Just in case you didn't know it, Alicia Keys has informed us that Gangsta Rap was invented, apparently by white people, to get black people to kill each other. Also ... just in case you were aware of the bi-coastal feud between Tupac Shakur and Notorious B.I.G. ... that was a plot by the government and the media "to stop another great black leader from emerging."
  • R. Kelly acquitted

    06/13/2008 12:58:29 PM PDT · by frankjr · 44 replies · 91+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 6/13/08 | Stacy St. Clair
    A Cook County jury on Friday acquitted R&B superstar R. Kelly of child pornography charges, marking the end of a high-profile trial rich in courtroom drama and celebrity intrigue. The 41-year-old singer, whose real name is Robert Kelly, long denied charges that he videotaped himself engaging in a variety of sex acts with his then-underage goddaughter. Authorities said the female in the video could have been as young as 13 at the time. The jury of nine men and three women deliberated for 7 ½ hours before finding Kelly not guilty on all 14 counts. As the verdicts kept coming...
  • 50 Cent's mansion goes up in smoke (Ex-girlfriend points finger at 50 Cent)

    05/30/2008 7:44:43 PM PDT · by Libloather · 30 replies · 165+ views
    50 Cent's mansion goes up in smokeLast Updated: 30 May 2008 10:24 PM A "suspicious" fire has burned down a multimillion-dollar home owned by rapper 50 Cent. Arson squad investigators were on the scene of the blaze which injured six people. A lawyer for the Grammy-nominated rapper's former girlfriend, Shaniqua Tompkins, said the woman lived in the Long Island house with two of her children. A fire service spokesman said all six people were taken to hospital where they are in a stable condition after suffering smoke inhalation. Earlier this year, Tompkins filed a lawsuit against 50 Cent, whose real...
  • FIRST ON 7: Nathaniel Abraham Arrested

    05/30/2008 3:37:56 AM PDT · by Westlander · 43 replies · 350+ views
    WXYZ.COM ^ | 5-30-2008 | WXYZ
    Nathaniel Abaraham was arrested overnight in Pontiac. Police say he was selling drugs. He shot and killed an 18-year-old man outside a Pontiac party store. Since his release, he's been working on a career in rap music. Most of his lyrics are about death, violence and drugs.
  • Hip-hop pioneer 'Slick Rick' pardoned by governor (Patterson)

    05/26/2008 6:05:33 AM PDT · by Abathar · 18 replies · 175+ views
    Ap via Yahoo ^ | 05/25/08 | MICHAEL GORMLEY
    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Pioneering rapper Ricky "Slick Rick" Walters, who spent more than five years in prison on a 1991 attempted murder conviction and faced threats of deportation years after rehabilitating his life, was granted a full and unconditional pardon Friday by New York Gov. David Paterson. Walters, 43, has been under threat of being sent back to his native United Kingdom, although he has lived in the United States since he was a child. In a statement, he expressed gratitude to Paterson and his lawyers, and hoped that he could finally put the turmoil behind him. "This has...

    05/24/2008 11:14:55 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 5 replies · 113+ views
    NY Post ^ | May 24, 2008 | Editorial
    May 24, 2008 -- Did the Rev. Al Sharpton try to extort $500,000 from a leading rapper by threatening him with protest marches unless he paid up? Sharpton calls the accusation "absurd," but that's exactly what Bruce Williams, former right-hand man to Dr. Dre, reportedly charges in a new book. Who's telling the truth? Sharpton's record in that regard isn't reassuring; the allegation has a familiar ring to it - and it comes amid new questions about the rev's personal finances. Williams says the demand for the half-mil involved what was termed Sharpton's displeasure with vulgar rap lyrics as well...