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DR. DRE AND JAY-Z FINALLY!
I was going to do this over the weekend, but I had to hold it!
YES! We all know this Hip-Hop collaboration is one that will never materialize the way we want it to, but it has happened. HOW? Well, its not the song Pressure that Jimmy Iovine balked about a year or so ago (wait, that was just a month or so ago). This Jay/Dre collaboration is actually commercial for Beats By Dre and Jay-Z has a verse on it. On top of that, Friday my sources tell me they filmed a video for the song, which will push and publicize the thingy that they are selling. I guess, headphones are more promising than Detox. Look for a Diddy version/video/song too.
HIP-HOP AND POLITICS: FROM THE BEAT TO THE BALLOT
NEW YORK AllHipHop.com and TheGrio.com, in partnership with NBC News, will debut Hip-Hop and Politics: From The Beat to The Ballot starting June 14. The weeklong series will run on both websites as part of Black Music Month.
Throughout the week, theGrio and AllHipHop will feature original interviews, articles and editorials highlighting some of leading forces in hip-hop and politics past and present from The Last Poets to Jay-Z. The series will also include video interviews with prominent Hip-Hop and political figures such as Russell Simmons, Talib Kweli, Al Sharpton, Questlove, Kevin Powell and AllHipHops Chuck Jigsaw Creekmur. The series will explore the evolution of Hip-Hop as an avenue for political speech, the genre’s impact on legislation, and the connection between hip hop artists and mainstream politicians including President Obama, who many have called the first hip hop president.
TheGrio and AllHipHop will chart the evolution of Hip-Hop and politics by highlighting the best political Hip-Hop songs from Public Enemys Fight the Power to KRS-Ones Stop the Violence – and will address some of the key issues including censorship, sexuality, religion and racial discrimination, that Hip-Hop has raised through the years. The series will also look forward at who will carry the torch of activism in the world of political Hip-Hop in the future .
How did Khia get on ABC?
THE NYPD IS TRYING TO LINK FABOLOUS TO A MURDER!?
I hope Fab can raise over this madness, because the NYPD is trying to link him to the murder of Memphis Bleeks artist G-Baby. G-Baby was loved by people in the NYC area, as I could tell, but I never heard of him before that day. Anyway, Fab was there that night. The police say that Fab left the club mere moments before the young rapper was shot. Now, I dont know why that would make him a suspect, but you know the police tuck info away before they roll it all out. So, they may have released this to the press with some other purpose. SMH. Still, G-Babys family told the NY Daily News that Fab and G-Baby had some beef, but it was over. They had planned to talk that night, but G-Baby was shot first. When G-Baby was died, Fab said, ”Lost a soldier in the field this morning. R.I.P. G Baby.” At the end of the day, it sounds like crap. Fab performed and left. After he left G-Baby was tragically slain.
Shout out to Sosa for the heads up.
LIL KIM DISSES BIGGIES MOM?
In a recent interview Lil Kim had a lot to say about Ms. Wallace, Diddy and more. Peep it.
DIDDY RESPONDS TO KIM!
He told Tim Westwood of the BBC
[Kim is] taking it the wrong way, it aint meant like that. Nicki has never did anything to her. She aint never not pay her homage. She aint swagger jack and say nothing negative about her. I think Kim needs to understand that Nicki as a whole, its always been respect. Nicki isnt trying to be her. We still riding with Nicki and we still riding with Kim. We love and respect the days in history that weve had with Lil Kim but Kim is going to be an emcee. When emcees come back out, they talk crazy and do what they do but at the end of the day everyone respects Kim for being the Queen B Anybody that comes after Kim, or me, or Jay or whatever, people get inspired. Its nothing wrong with her being inspired as long as she takes that inspiration and carves out her own lane. If we do ever manage her, well make sure she carves out that own lane.
I thought it was interesting that Kim got 3 letters and 3 books from Oprah.
JOE BUDDEN AND HIS FLOATING DEVICE
Budden and his women.
KANYE IS BACK!
The rap world is better with Kanye in it. The recent reclusive rapper popped up at a show with Jay-Z. Here us Ye and Jay-Z At Isle Of Wright Festival.
SHOUT OUT TO CHAMILLIONAIRE
I applaud Chamillioaire for not succumbing to the fools gold called fame and handing his biz as a MAN. Below is a quote from a live stream with him explaining why he won’t be changing his name to Chathousandaire.
My mother has cancer and she was looking at my house and my lifestyle and was afraid to come to me about money for medical bills. And Im like, dont do that. Whatever bills you have come to me about it. I had to ask myself was keeping a house that was not worth all the money Id been paying on it worth more than my mother or my son? So thats the decision I made. I gotta make sure I make good moves.
People are telling me the dude that punched Lil B is obsessed with the rapper. I dont know exactly why, but thats that. I need Lil B to do another video.
Its funny how Lil Kim called Drake a p***y for riding for Nicki. Then what does that make people fighting over Kat Stacks?
SMH at Chevron spilling 20,000 gallons of crude oil in water around Salt Lake City.
Alicia Keys is hype to be a mother. I cant wait to become a mom. No question. Its the most beautiful gift in the world. Truly a gift from God, she told The HT.
Rumor has it CNN is going to retire Larry King to a weekend gig. When he talked to Lady Gaga, she seemed way off.
Dennis Rodman owes $300k in child support. Cues up: When the money goes
Sarah Palin did go an get chest implants. Now some of you wanted her as VP?
There is a new Killah Priest album on the way called The 3 Day Theory. Here is the video for the first single.
EPIC FAIL OF THE DAY
What is going on? Ahhhh so many Epic Fails, so little time.
The iPad is the hottest thing in the streets. Its so hot that the heat may have fried some fools brains. Police in Arizona, an already hot place politically and otherwise, say two men tried to sell/trade an iPod Touch and 7-grams of WEED for a 32G iPad. They did this with an ad on CraigsList according to ABC News. They even posted pictures of the weed on Craigslist and the cops swarmed on them. They were even more stupid for trying to get an expensive iPad ($600 – $730) for an iPod Touch worth under $300. Dont know how much the weed was good for. Maybe it was some fine Jamaican good good. Well, they got all bad bad after they got told on.
EPIC WIN OF THE DAY!
Ghana gave Africa its first victory in the World Cup!!! Shout out to the US for almost beating the UK a tie is a win for us!
I repeat! Shout out to Ghana for the big win over the weekend at the World Cup.
How did R. Kelly make it in the damn World Cup?
SIGNS THE WORLD IS COMING TO AN END
Sad days in Arkansas and further proof that something just isnt right. About 16 people are confirmed dead in Arkansas after intense flooding hit the state. The flash floods hit campgrounds and there are dozens of people still missing. They expect people to be found for weeks to the ferocious speed and strength of the flash floods. The waters in the Caddo and Little Missouri rivers rose at about 8 feet per hour. You would think they would warn people if they knew that. Anyway, people lost everything, including their cars. They say one truck in the flood was like a boat tied to a tree it was so aggressive on the vehicle. That truck also saved their lives by shielding them from the water. The big question is how can roughly 6 inches of rain rise a river 20 feet?
NICKI ON BLACK MEN MAG
Since Nicki is the woman of the hour, here is the latest cover shes got. Rumor has it, shes no longer doing interviews with mags unless its a cover story. Hope Newsweek doesnt call.
THE 90s COMES BACK.
Some dude named Neako remakes Chief Rocka from Lords of the Underground. What do you think?
Father of ya father, schooler of ya teacher. Not bad!
DIP SET REUNITES!
Props to MissInfo.tv.
Here is something else I got off Miss Info a new song from FaShawn. Dope.
KIM KARDASHIAN ON A BEACH.
EVE AND FOXY, WE LOVE YOU!!!
They keep us talking, but if we stop talking about them then they should worry!
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