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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.