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Hip-Hop Rumors: Flavor Flav Kinda Disses Drake, Ludacris, Jay Z, Young Jeezy & Kendrick Lamar!

It really doesn’t matter if Flav is a rapper rapper or not, he’s official to the bone grisle. That said, it was odd that he went in a bit on some of the mainstays in rap right now are not Hip-Hop.

Chuck D also comments on Jay Z’s new deal with Samsung – very interesting. He basically says that this corporate aspect is not what’s good with Hip-Hop.

Check it out below:

Did you peep how Flav makes a distinction between rap and Hip-Hop… Interesting views from the Rock-N-Roll Hall of Famers. Do you agree with it?


Bow Wow and Tyra Banks sickened everybody yesterday with they AGAIN locked lips. (Honestly, I didn’t know about the first time.


He’s such a little guy. Tyra, on the other hand, is brolic! A true Amazon!

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  • junj03

    Yesterdays news!
    Also no one can take this man serious, Legendary group but hes always was/is a hype-man.

    • greenhouse records

      A hype man is still an MC.

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  • WillVetterGoodin

    Real Hip-Hop is not about getting money.

    • johnblacksad

      One thing about Hov tho, he always played his cards upfront…

      His very first song on his very first album says it all.

      at some point we’re gonna have to resort to the stats… ok, let’s put the money he’s made aside… which one ya’ll want?! number one albums? sales? longevity? sold out shows? respect from peers? fans? world tours? radio play? i mean where do we start giving props

      • No propz!

        I’m hating 🙂

      • @Real_SirJamie

        Like Chuck said… when the music stops being “Look at what I’ve got and you don’t”. Jay is an excellent rapper with some of my favorite song from him being, All I Need, Meet The Parents, D’Evils, Song Cry, Party Life, Say Hello, and more. But where are the socially aware songs? Where is the knowledge? All those things you mentioned he had help on. I think people (not you, I believe you are smarter than that from most of your comments) think Mr Carter makes these Samsung deals create Rocawear, get shows etc. BY HIS SELF. As if these artists don’t have marketers and investors and business managers that pitch ideas and MAKE SURE THEIR money comes back. Like Chris Rock said in a skit just insert Jay Z instead of Shaq, “There is a difference between RICH and WEALTHY. Jay Z is RICH, the people who sign his checks… WEALTHY”.

      • Saiyan Prince

        I agree with you that Jay has not done it all by himself, but shouldn’t every good ‘business’-man have a great team behind him?
        Also, why do we also look to all of ‘our’ entertainers to be socially aware? Everyone is not built for that task. Jay may rock the Che t-shirt, but he doesnt strike me as a revolutionary. Hustler turned rapper turned businessman. And I fux with Jay HEAVY, since 95-96, his music has been the soundtrack to my life, but I dont look for him to lead the war. Although he is in a position of influence, I just don’t think he’s that dude. He COULD be, but does he WANT to is the question.

      • PhilTheGreat

        I was thinking about Jigga today as I was listening to MCHG in the whip. I think the issue with a lot of people, and they might not even realize this, is the tone he takes with records. He talks about deep ish, he talks about real life, but I think he talks about it with the approach that he is always on some fly shit about it. People love/loved Big and Pac so much, in my opinion, because you could hear and sense the pain along with the struggle in each one of their records. Even if it was a record about success you could feel the struggle within themselves and their lives whenever they rapped, hell even whenever they just talked. When Hov raps or talks he always sounds like he is on some fly shit, just because the way he voices things, the words he chooses, and the way he articulates. He talks about his real life and/or the dream of success in just about every record, but his tone of voice sounds the same like “this shit don’t bother me at all”. I’m a fan of all three and I would put them in a metaphoric “Hip Hop Pyramid” (given the three sides of the pyramid). Everything that came after those three was just kind of a mutation of what those 3 sides of the Pyramid stand for with the exception of a Bone Thugs or Southern Style Hip Hop.

    • Taihair Djehuty

      I guess rappers should just remain broke and not pay the bills then huh…….

      • @Real_SirJamie

        Hip Hop is about expression sir. And relaying a message. What rapper (in the context we are speaking in) raps about “I pay bills and feed my family, that’s why I do this”. That Lambo with the big breasted white woman in it IS NOT for his family. That Yves Saint Laurent belt and shirt is NOT so his son can finish school and those chains with obnoxious amounts of conflict diamonds are not so the family can eat. Everyone has to right to feel good about themselves but to be so gaudy and braggadocios to the point where you offend the neighborhood you come from, that sir? is the DEFINITION of selling out.

      • Taihair Djehuty

        The only people in, lets say, Jay’s neighborhood who are offended are the same dudes that would probably rob him coming out of a store or some place. If your hobby doesn’t pay you, then you will have less time to put to your hobby because you will have to work a real job to pay the bills. Jay and a few others like him managed to turn their hobbies in successful careers. There are multiple forms of expression and Eric B. and Rakim were rapping about being Paid in Full before rappers like Jay were in an after thought. No one ever gives these dudes credit for the Philanthropy some of them do, but let them get caught with a gun at the airport and that will be all people will want to talk about.

      • @Real_SirJamie

        Rakim was talking about buying fish (which is his favorite dish) and actually GETTING A JOB in that song… Not selling drugs and killing. You are off topic in your reply to my comment as well. I will not be baited into a childish name calling argument asserting who is more intellectually intact. Good day AGAIN Sir.

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  • ONE

    Hip hop legend or not, coons shouldn’t speak.

  • ZUBU

    Chuck D was spitting some real, at least for those who can understand what the brotha was saying. He spit a bit of Socialism, which many Americans don’t feel. Yet in my oh so humble opinion Democratic Socialism is the best system of government!

    • Indeed, and Flav isn’t as much as a coon as he portrays.

      • DJ7

        Not at all…Flav been dropping bombs since the 80’s G… it just gets overshadowed by his antics although that’s really how he gets down…it’s sad (sometimes humorous I admit) reading comments poking fun of the brothas addictions instead of taking heed to the message….as if folks don’t have their own personal demons/vices to deal with….those that live in glass houses….you know the rest

      • Flav always kept it 100% in his own way!

        Flavor Flav > #1 Rapper

        “Because everything you eat got Flavor!”

      • TheCraze

        Thank you. These hoe niggaz don’t know shit about Bboy lifestyle & the inner-workings, crackhead or not. They’ll never know, they too busy dealing with insecurities. The Bboy, hustla,& trappaz. Don’t believe the hype

      • just_some_bastard #ALCOHOLIC

        Nah…..flav is,a,coon…..there is nothing deeper to it and I respect your opinions,and all but you’re,wrong here my friend.

      • @Real_SirJamie

        You sir, are wrong for perpetuating division by referring to another African as a coon. I do not know your race but that is a very racist and disrespectful way to describe someone.

      • just_some_bastard #ALCOHOLIC

        I’m black and,it was,meant to be disrespectful…..I can’t help it. Flav truly pisses me off.

      • @Real_SirJamie

        I understand you’re frustration. And I feel the same way maybe just not as intense as yourself. So here is what I AM going to do. I am going to do some research and find Flava Flav’s email or twitter or something, And I’m going to suggest to him Kendrick’s #Section80 album or Overly Dedicated mixtape since he thinks Kendrick “isn’t hip hop”. If he thinks after THAT K Dot isn’t hip hop, or he’s heard those albums and STILL feels that way… then that’s his opinion, But when faced with adversity or someone says something I don’t like, I try to FIX the problem not create a new one or hurt that person with words or physically. But to each’s own. We all handle things differently. Peace.

      • ZUBU

        I agree bro, Flav is not nearly the coon some people think.

  • MrNoName2K

    lol aint no one wanting to hear what Flav is talkin about.. last time he was doing something worth the time to me was the Flavor of Love series..

  • J.Erick

    Coon azz ni99a STFU!! YOU aint hip hop, u was jus apart of it, Crackhead. U was the coon next to the great Chuck. In the past 10 years, you’ve became a bigger contradiction to the message of P.E. than I thought was possible. Grab yo stem, smoke up, and go fry some chicken

    • MrNoName2K

      go fry some chicken lmfao you a fool for that..

  • johnblacksad

    Yeah, Chuck D was interesting to listen…
    Flav tho… ahem…*cough*… wtf was you tryin to say?!

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  • Taihair Djehuty

    Innovative ten years ago? Who was giving away a million records, for free, ten years ago? Jay made the RIAA rewrite the rules book on certifications. NOBODY was doing that before him. And Flava Flav crack head behind need to be quiet. I’ve heard him rap…..he is not hip-hop, as far as a rapper goes. He is just a hype man and he should stick to that. And something tells me that he has NEVER truly listened to Kendrick Lamar

    • @Real_SirJamie

      They didn’t “rewrite the rules” Sir. the article is on this website you should read it again. And yes, it has been done before just not the same way. People have been selling their albums to distributors for YEARS sir. If you sell 32000 units to Target it’s the same thing. Whether they choose to give it away for free is on the company. Just because he pushed it to a million it LOOKS new and extravagant. For instance, Before it was even RELEASED, Michael Jackson’s album “HIStory” was in such a demand that when it was scheduled to be released, they SHIPPED 7 million units to the entire U.S.. THAT’S BEFORE ITS RELEASE. Then they of course had to ship more. But that doesn’t mean “He was platinum before it came out.” I am a music publisher with SESAC, am currently practicing law and have a B.A. COMM. This is not an opinion it is fact.

      • Isn’t Platinum *Shipped….not actually sold?

      • @Real_SirJamie

        Yes but It depends on where you are, for instance, in Europe it’s based on sales. Here (U.S.A.) it’s based on shipment. That’s why people like Brian “Baby” Williams and Master P’s old No Limit records don’t intrigue or “wow” me. If you have the bread to press up 3 million cds of plastic, and find distributors (100,000 to Walmarts, Targets, Best buys etc around the ENTIRE US. smh) to house them then you can brag about going “Platinum” ALL DAY even though those cds are collecting dust in those stores. But we (artists) don’t get paid off of shipments. we get paid off of SALES. So yea E, you’re right.

      • So if you ship 3 million & go triple wood (*Wale / Ron Artest 3#s ) do you owe the cost for the unsold CD’s?

        Go Triple Plat (*SHIPPED), but sell triple wood & now the artist is on the hook for the 3 Mill cd’s?


      • @Real_SirJamie

        EXACTLY. And that’s when things get tricky. How does the artist pay this back? They put you on tour or sell your likeness etc. Depending on what’s in your contract. Or maybe… (Like you said a while ago but on another subject) They arrange for a white late model Cadillac to pull up alongside you and… well…

      • LOL!~N

        You wild for that, but…..it actually makes too much sense not to be true.

      • @Real_SirJamie

        Yes sir. I mean everyone’s got their theories (Orlando and Crips, Government, Bad Boy affiliates etc) But if you think about it, Pac bailed out on 1mill, Owed Suge 2 Albums (All Eyez On Me Book 1 & 2) and sold over 8 million. How was Suge to pay that back? AND Pac was leaving to start Makavelli records WITHOUT Suge. That’s why he was trying to say “That’s my little brother” and always buying him trinkets (Cars, clothes, Women etc) Instead of giving him his masters (Which Pac was EXTREMELY upset about) or royalties. *Side note* DAMMIT WHY DOES EVERYTHING SOMEHOW END UP BEING RELATED TO PAC!?!?!?!?! Lol.

      • True, but I don’t buy the Suge culprit theory.

        It just doesn’t seem right, Big paying Orlando seems better & that isn’t even close to the truth.

        I think Orlando retaliating is a closer theory, but if 8 Mil sold, Suge already has the $$$ to pay back?

      • @Real_SirJamie

        Well depending on the contract all the money could be for the artist, IE some kind of distribution/artist deal. Like, “we may or may not need your services as far as recording studios, engineers, marketing etc. I (artist) will pay that back but that’s as far as it goes. The rest of the income is MINE”. And we all know how fast Pac worked. Imagine thinking you got a nigga like “Yea we gonna spend all this money promoting and racking up studio time then make him a slave” only for said artist to be so much of a star that he DOESN’T NEED YOUR MARKETING and only takes 7 days recording the last album he owes you (The Don Killuminati 7 Day Theory). In that case the company (Death Row) ends up owing the Artist. Really only one thing to do then… *Hands off-duty/ex LAPD keys to late model White Cadillac, smiles and says “Make it look good”* *Sucks on cigar that aint even lit* Remember, Pac jumped in the back seat as bullets was hittin him, and not only did Suge try to grab him, but the shooters line of fire FOLLOWED Pac. They were only looking to hit ONE PERSON in that car.

      • True, I definitely see that point now, but…I doubt Suge would get in the line of fire, but that is a helluva motive.

        :: Chewing Nothing ::

      • @Real_SirJamie

        LMAO @ “Chewing Nothing” That’s it! I’m Done!!! *Falls over*

      • Taihair Djehuty

        Actually, it is sold because the RIAA had a 30 day wait period for certification to account for returned products prior to the Magna Carter release.

        “Sales of albums in physical product format become eligible for
        certification 30 days after the initial street date. Sales of albums in
        digital product format become eligible at the initial release date.
        Initial pre-orders of digital albums will not be counted to towards
        certification. The pre-orders will only count towards certification
        after the album is released to the general public and the customer
        receives a copy of the digital album.
        Only domestic sales and sales to U.S. military post exchanges may be included.”

        – From the RIAA website

      • @Real_SirJamie

        You’re can’t see the forest for the trees my friend.

      • Taihair Djehuty

        don’t sit here and try and get all philosophical cause it ain’t working

      • @Real_SirJamie

        It’s a metaphor for not seeing the bigger picture. But like I said before I can see where this is heading so I will be the responsible one and END our debate before you insult anyone. This is my last reply to you sir. GOOD DAY.

      • Raheem Classick

        You said > Before it was even RELEASED, Michael Jackson’s album “HIStory” was in
        such a demand that when it was scheduled to be released, they SHIPPED 7
        million units to the entire U.S.. THAT’S BEFORE ITS RELEASE. Then they
        of course had to ship more./ RIAA says > JACKSON, MICHAEL, HISTORY: PAST, PRESENT & FUTURE BOOK I / June 16,1995 to October 12,1999 LABEL/EPIC Standard 7.00x MULTI PLATINUM ALBUMS SOLD, Either History went 7X Plat out the gate, Or it sold 7X Plat within A 4 year span.

      • @Real_SirJamie

        That’s only in the US Sir… Do you really think only 7 million people bought that album? It would take paragraphs to explain why you don’t understand. I’m not going to teach you how to count ACTUAL SALES AND RECORD SHIPMENTS via comment board. Call SESAC, ASCAP, any PRO… hell call RIAA headquarters they’ll explain better, And you won’t feel the need to argue with them as you do me. Good day to you as well sir.

      • Raheem Classick

        I feel like you’re being condescending, I was pointing out A small discrepancy about what you said about albums sold in the US > they SHIPPED 7 million units to the entire U.S.. THAT’S BEFORE ITS RELEASE. Then they of course had to ship more. (Then they of course had to ship more) But the album did sell 22 Million world wide. No arguments here.

      • Taihair Djehuty

        There has never been a deal like Jay-Z’s and Samsung. The RIAA even said so themselves in their press release prior. Shipping units to target and the sales reports from target is not the same thing. If send out 7 million units to stores, but only 300K are sold, you will not be certified multi Plat. Samsung purchased a million copies from the label and then gave them away free for download through an app. That was the whole issue behind the deal and the RIAA was not going to hand it to Jay at first. Prince’s battle with the RIAA was different from Jay’s minor disagreement with the RIAA. Michael Jackson’s album were all PRE-ORDERS. Jay did not sale a single album to a single fan. They were purchased by a large corporation to hand out, which was the issue that the RIAA had. Even given him credit for the sales, he normally would have had to wait for certifications, but:

        “Under the RIAA’s old rules, Sean Carter would have had to wait 30 days from the official
        release to be properly audited and awarded his status and wall-hanging.
        However, earlier in July, the certification company altered its rules
        to instantly qualify appropriate pre-sales towards gold and platinum

      • Taihair Djehuty

        “The RIAA admits Jay-Z’s marketing stunt with Samsung for the July 4 release of Magna Carta Holy Grail influenced the rule change.”

      • @Real_SirJamie

        Platinum certification is issued when units are SHIPPED (in the US) not SOLD sir. You don’t understand and you seem contentious. Good day Sir.

      • Taihair Djehuty

        “By now, many of us in the music business, as well as Jay-Z fans, know that Samsung has purchased one million Magna Carta Holy Grail digital
        albums to be given away to the phone maker’s customers. It is a novel
        and creative marketing move and it has rightly stimulated a healthy
        conversation about the sale’s meaning and implications for the modern
        music business.

        “For us, the move prompted a re-examination of our
        historic Gold & Platinum (G&P) Program award rules. As we dug
        through the records of audits, re-reviewed rules and consulted with our
        auditing firm of more than thirty years, Gelfand, Rennert & Feldman,
        we discovered one rule disparity that no longer makes sense.” – Director Liz Kennedy of the RIAA

      • @Real_SirJamie

        It’s just because you don’t understand how sales work that you think an actual change was made. READ IT CAREFULLY. “Going forward, sales of albums in digital format will become eligible on the release date (like they already were), while sales of albums in physical format will still become eligible for certification 30 days after the release date (like they already were).”

      • Taihair Djehuty

        I do know how sales work and the RIAA said it themselves, they “changed the rules.” Pre-orders did not count. Product shipped did not count. Even giving Jay the million records purchased by Samsung, he would not have been credited till 30 days later. The RIAA, though the fought it at first, gave in and said fine. They credit Jay his million purchases by Samsung, which was a concern for them when it was first announced, and they then gave him his certification early. Something no other artist was ever afforded.

      • @Real_SirJamie

        Do more research on how Platinum certification is awarded in AMERICA and how digital sales really work.

    • n n

      You mean in hip hop? Because prince gave a big finger to the riaa about six years ago.lol

    • blackie_chan

      THAT CRACK HEAD DISS IS TIRED. He recovered.

  • I agree. The shit we’re hearing now is rap, not hip hop. Alot of people won’t agree because there not ready for, or won’t accept the truth. Flav & Chuck did not diss anyone. The title of this article is asinine.

  • BulldogCG

    Great interview. It is sad that the heading says that Flav dissed someone because he didn’t. He said they make great “rap” records. See hip hop is about the people, it about bringing folks together, especially black folks. They saying that “Rap” is about every man for himself lets make as much money as possible, even if it divides the people. But hip-hop, real hip-hop is about the people coming together against the machine, against the corporation, against the big money that has held the people down since forever. I agree with yall some sort of social Capitalism, or Democratic socialism is best, but these dudes spitting some knowledge, they talking about music to bring the community together and if there is anything sorely missing in American, it is that. We don’t give a shot about one another, which means money won, that old divide and conquer and divided we are. No one can blame these young black men for embracing Capitalism, it is what we were born into, but at the same time, if you look Globally and read the studies, Capitalism kills the little guy, America is directly in the way of growth for many countries, and some of our artist, no blame, do sell out to Capitalism in a way that is destructive to communities, education is important, togetherness is important. We can not stay superior as a country in this manner, because the people are the one’s paying, just like always.

    • @Real_SirJamie

      Very well put sir, but he shouldn’t have included K Dot., Him and anyone that feels King Kendrick isn’t “Hip Hop” should listen to “Overly Dedicated” the mixtape or more importantly the #Section80 album. They almost put you in the mind of a young militant Tupac. But still, very good comment sir. Shalom.

      • johnblacksad

        “she give all to her daddy but she don’t know her father”…. #Section80 is the bizness… I mean… Overly Dedicated is too… Kendrick is doin it properly.

        For some strange reason tho, i only listened to Good Kid Mad City once, didn’t get it, and i haven’t played it again yet… i have listened to almost all his mixtapes before that and have loved them but i just didn’t get into the album at first listen… i know Kendrick can’t be a let down, so i just got find the right time to sit back and get deep into it

      • @Real_SirJamie

        The GKMC album is a story. Literally one of those albums you have to start from the beginning, listen to EVERY SKIT and SONG as if they all coincide because they do. It’s an album but it pretty much details one night when one of his friends got killed and it changed him. I personally have never heard an album like that before. It is a classic. But… (And I hate Jay for saying this but I have to repeat it LOL) it’s… *sighs* It’s the duality of it. Being a kid with good parents with morals, but growing up in COMPTON.

      • BulldogCG

        most definitely on the Kendrick thing, totally agree. he’s dope.

      • Obi Won

        OD & Section 80, were AWESOME albums. I became a fan when I first heard ADHD & H.O.C., I was like finally someone not scared to be themselves & can still catch your attention as a dude from around the way. KDOT def is far from the usual corny ish out now. But I get what Flav & Chuck was saying, putting myself in a pioneers perspective.

    • johnblacksad


      Money did win… everybody say they’re “bout their paper”, now “zero fux given” is what’s in, it’s like ain’t nothin shameful no more… and people be proud about it too…

      How did it come to this?
      …I wish they didn’t miss
      Somebody help, tell me where to go from here
      Cause even thugs cry, but do the lord care?

      uh… excuse me, i got carried away…

  • just_some_bastard #ALCOHOLIC

    Yeah but flav smoked crack tho…….not only that he is probably the biggest coon of the reality tv era……he is not official.

    • n n

      I agree wth you I love public enemy but sometimes chuck d and flavor flav are weird they take Disney checks but have a problem with other corporate rappers.

      • blackie_chan


      • n n

        Nothing to check out they are just as guilty as taking corporate money .

      • blackie_chan

        EVERYBODY’s taking corporate money

    • Flav stays Official, u aint even got your picture up, u probably hate hip hop and just come here to trash it

      • just_some_bastard #ALCOHOLIC

        Ugh……what can I say? You caught me. Good job buddy, so proud.

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  • Real talk from real hip hop heads

  • greenhouse records

    I think some of you are miss understanding where Flav is coming from. He is talking about musical aspect of it. When talking about music in general, the different genres are define by the tempo used as well the way the drums are used. Hip Hop as a culture is alive and well. Hip Hop as a business died when Tupac and Big were murdered. And Hip Hop musically died once The Chronic was released.

    • TRE

      Whats wrong with The Chronic?

      • greenhouse records

        Nothing wrong with The Chronic. Sum of the greatest records ever recorded. But from a musical perspective (the beat/instrumental) its totally different from other Hip-Hop records at the time. Most hip hops records still sounded like the BombSquad with 10 different samples in on record and the tempo was usually very fast and the tone very aggresive. Dre kinda of stripped everything down when it came to sampling, usually had live instrumentation, the tempo was slower, and the vibe was more laid back. After the Chronic everyone switched their sound to more like Dres. I think people are getting Hip Hop culture and Hip Hop as a music genre confused. Just because someone is rapping over an instrumental doesnt mean it Hip Hop.

      • ms marjane

        If you mean the old-school new york based hip-hop ‘sound’ – sample-based sound collage, and all then.. yes, that changed around the early nineties, when there were more regional sounds (the entire west coast at the time, because dre was not the only cali producer into p-funk, ant banks surely deserves credit for that sound, along with quik, qdIII, or even john bido (ghetto boys) and others).. i think the style originated from new york stands on its own, i wouldn’t say it died. but even that was just hip-hop from a very specific era – the bomb-squad (along with rick rubin, who i think was an originator of that aggressive sample style) were revolutionaries in their own right, and often imitated. I think hip-hop music is part of the culture, the only confusing thing about it is the image placed over both – maybe things die ‘commercially’, but artistically the same patterns hang around until someone improves them. i don’t know about hip-hop dying as a business.. that doesn’t make sense to me, hip-hop makes more money now than ever – based off of BIGs and tupacs success..?

  • Triple5reaL

    I don’t like Chuck’s comment about Jay-Z…It sounds like he is saying Jay should stop making music so others can profit. That’s like asking Michael Jordan to miss the shot so Karl Malone can win a chip. That in itself isn’t hip hop. I respect PE for being the pioneers that they are but they sound complete haters. Jay is corporate and the masses are coming for the King? The Masses are the reason the King sits atop of the throne. They sound very out of touch…So Kendrick isn’t hip hop? So hip hop needs not to expand and grow just remain the same with a particular sound? Makes no sense for pioneers to discuss the devolution of a culture and Chuck wants to go head on with Jay lol They are comical! Fight the power 2013 aka I’m mad this camel looking n*gga got so much money 🙁

    • Thetruth7777

      Stop hating ni666er

  • $18916246

    No real disrespect here Chuck & Flav have paved the way for many in HIP-HOP and stood up for righteous causes in the black community, But they both in this interview sound like sour grapes. The quote, unquote music deal i,e. music label, music contractual agreement has been the snake bite to all American music entertainers. With the objective and outcome being grossly unfair to the signed entertainer. HIP-HOP entertainers, MC’s, rappers, are victims as well. Many hard core and pop acts have signed the same type of career debilitating deal that ends music careers and has left many HIP-HOP entertainers financially destitute. The select few black recording artist in the history of recorded music in America that have made it their individual plight to figure out the money side of the music game have also suffered tragically and in many cases mysterious death (termination of life) has been the result of operating ones music career with an obvious sense pro-financial objective. Chuck and Flav sound like they have rejected the evolution of HIP-HOP. Though I agree some of the artist mentioned by Flav and Chuck can be summed up as mere rap performers others mentioned are not. The music industry in path with it’s traditional control has molded the outcome of what is largely heard over our airwaves with non threatening pop acts dominating now social media and whats left of the radio airwaves. I likened Jay-Z’s financial understanding of the music business to that of Sam Cooke, Ray Charles, Otis Redding, James Brown, Michael Jackson, Ice Cube, Queen Latifah, Master P, and Will Smith. My references are of recording artist who accepted the much needed duality of being both a recording artist and business man(woman). Much is to be desired in hind sight for the many signed recording artist who realize way too late that they have been ripped off in accepting the traditional record deal. So it has been easier to address the financially astute or financially successful HIP-HOP artist as sell outs when the real issue is the common artist not outwardly speaking to the losses both artistic and financial suffered at the at hands of ones music label deal. Individuals who have had to walk away from the music industry because it as been determined they own nothing including what was once their own show name and instead are in debt to the label. Chuck please stop insinuating that artist who maintain and benefit from their applied financial interest are somehow the enemy as Jay-Z is not the only financially well off artist in HIP-HOP. I guess it’s ok for Eminem to be well off? We just expect that. But instead black artist with applied successful business savvy are evil pied pipers, suspect and operating with some sort of ulterior motive? C’mon.

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  • plumkin

    flav flav wash your ass, b4 u talk shit !!! On couple therphay … one of the guys told flav he smell like doo doo… he needs to take a bath.

    • Chrisblackusa

      He stay fresh..you need to go to your boyfriends house for ya beef dinner…and wear those lime green skinny jean shorts…..punk

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  • Thetruth7777

    Flav looks like a roach