All content within this section is pure rumor and generally have no factual info outside of what the streets have whispered in our ear. Read on.
SEND ME YOUR SEAN BELL SONG!!!!!!
It is 1000% time for us to stop this nations history of police brutality and injustice. I am sorry people-that-dont-agree, but history just doesnt lie. People do.
Follow these directions: send an email to email@example.com with My Sean Bell Song in the subject heading. I want NAMED artists as well The Game, Talib, Mos, KRS-One, Immortal Technique, Young Buck, Kanye, Bean Sigel, Bun B Everybody! Lets make Hip-Hop the real voice of the streets, the youth and the community! We are not content with this and we are going to make it known. There are some things even Barack Obama can't "change."
Kevin Powell: The Sean Bell Tragedy By Kevin Powell
JAY-Z DISSES LEBRON GETS LOVE
Now, see below for what a reader told me happened in D.C.
I WAS IN LOVE THE CLUB LAST NIGHT IN DC for a party Hosted By LeBron James and The Cavs. The Club was packed Caron Butler was getting no love in his own team's town. Anyway to be even more disrespectful to the Wizards LeBron played a song that Jay-Z did for me apparently recorded Friday Morning and he is dissing DeShawn Stevenson and The Wizards on behalf of LeBron.
SOULJA BOY REPLIES
You know in this whole Jay-Z/DeShawn/LeBRon mess, Soulja Boy's name came up. He does fairly immature music, but this reply was very mature.
DMX STUCK IN CORPORATE MIRE?
Most of you know DMX and some of you know that he signed to Bodog Music, a label thats not exactly known for Hip-Hop. Still, after doing some research, I didnt have any issues with the label. But I am hearing that some significant changes have occurred there that will affect the Dog we all know. Apparently the president and many others at the label have either quit or been fired. From what I understand, this means DMX is now stranded at the label without the original business people who signed him in the first place. I heard they were close to signing Crooked I, but looks like he dodged a big bullet in his career. Bishop Brigante,a rapper from Canada, has been on Bodog for quit some time. From what I understand, he started noticing a lack of support and music industry savvy at the label. From what I heard this included stuff like radio servicing and videos. The budgets were allegedly up and down, so I heard Bishop Brigante bounced even after doing the anthem Bodog Fight. Where does DMX fit into all this? Im not even sure he knows. Well see.
LUPE, I AM YOURE FATHER
Lupe peep the pics courtesy of Kanye West.
Is there some deeper hipster meaning to the dookie rope?
50 CENT IN AUSTRALIA
50 Cent and Khloe Kardashian were seen getting it on at the MTV Australia Awards, according to Bossip. A highly placed source says there was something poppin off and it wasnt bottles. No pun intended. Anyway, I cant wait to hear that new 50 Cent song that is in honor of Sean Bell. The Guerilla Unit has something coming, I can feel it!
(Shouldn't 50 just scoop Kim from Reggie? I'm not sure I believe this one after seeing this pic of the chick.)
JEAN GRAE RETIRING?
Do you really think she means it? No way. No freakin way! Here is what she said in her blog. Well, Jean you can do the rumors if you ever want a writing gig. Ill step to the side without a doubt.
Everyone who has been on this ride with me since the beginning and continues to be a supporter of music that makes you feel something true and vulnerable and honest by being just that.
It's been a wonderful and awful journey all at the same time. Mostly leaning towards the wonderful part..lol.
Thank you for letting me share what I could with you and sharing yourselves back, as you have really been the reason that I kept on.
It's always nice to know that you could be the voice of someone who didn't have one, or know just how to say it.
No comment or letter or statement of appreciation has ever gone unnoticed.
I love to write, I love to be able to create imagery and a world out of just words.
I will always love what I consider to be true hip hop music... from the bottom of my soul.
I hope you will continue to distinguish those who are contributors to the evolution of hip hop and other black music as both an auditory stimulation and a culture, taking care that they are put in a position to do so.
Thank you listeners, whom I consider my friends and family....
Enjoy.... see y'all around..
It's been amazing.. thank you again.
JA RULE UPDATE!
You all know that I like Ja Rule as a rapper, you know that dude from the very first album. Rumor has it, Ja Rule is in Ghana and he is performing for the African people over there. See, thats that real love. I heard that he is getting a proportionate amount of attention. If any Ghanaians are out there, let me know what is going on. Also, apparently JA got a release date for his mixtape, but I don't know when.
GRAND THEFT AUTO THE IC VERSION!
If you dont know what the IC is, thats ILL COMMUNITY! With the release of Grand Theft Auto 4 at midnight, you know people are going crazy. Here is an email I got from one of the ICs GTA Crews.
Yo illseed,, you know Monday is the day in which "Grand Therft Auto 4" will hit shevles. its a midnight Release. so tuesday morning a lot of people on ALLHIPHOP.com we be talking about this game. Its got mad Crews from the IC forming up for the online Mutiplayer. So I had to get a squad and most of them come from the rumor threads like me,We going up against the biggest crew on the IC Arcade the RoC, we need a little spotlight cause where new to the IC but we been in the rumors for bout 2 years now. We call ourself " STS" Shyt Talking Squad" . this a big Week for Gamers , so illseed give us a shot out, we sho'll do need it.
WILLIE NELSON AND SNOOP DOGG
This aint no rumor anymore!
AN AMY WINEHOUSE PIC FOR THE AGES!
This is for the people that feel I am White, because I like Amy Winehouse.
How ill is it that Mike Vick goes to jail for killing dogs and the cops get off for killing Sean Bell? OR Wesley Snipes gets three years for non-violent activity.
There is not faith in the East Coast? I heard that Serius Jones got let go from DTP.
Treach performed the other day in New York with EPMD, the Lords of the Underground and KRS-One. I heard he lightly commented on being detained by cops, but nothing much.
There's also a rumor that Foxy and Trina are going to team up for a tour called "The Don Diva Tour." Trina is already confirmed to be doing a Slip-N-Slide tour with Rick Ross and Plies so thats not likely.
Rumor has it OC and AG are working on an album called OAsis. Not to be confuse by the rock goober from the UK.
Rumor has it, Nelly and Chingy have squashed their long running beef.
I heard that Jay-Z might come out for Zab Judah in his fight against Shane Mosely. Well see.
Rumor has it, Juelz Santana has gotten his release from Def Jam Records.
Are The Game and Young Buck working on a mixtape? You know I cant call it, but Im hearing there is something there.
SIGNS THE WORLD IS COMING TO AN END
A woman has seven children. A gift from God, right? Well, maybe, but its also a gift from her 73-year-old father. In Vienna, Austria, the police are investigating the 73-year-old man, who stands accused of keeping his 42-year-old daughter captive in his basement for 24 years. During that time he raped her repeatedly and the children are the product of those violations. The man has been taken into custody and DNA analysis is pending. The woman said the man (her father) started sexually violating her when she was only 11 years old. He locked her down in 1984 and shes been in the basement all that time. She wouldnt even talk to cops unless they could promise she would never have to see her father again.
BULLETBALL - EPIC FAIL
Somebody is going to catch a bullet over Bulletball. You dont understand this is bulletball. I feel bad for dude, but I have to see the humor in it all.
NEW IMMORTAL TECHNIQUE
A remix of Dancing With The Devil, featuring TuPac.
Before all this Iron Man talk, Sir-Mix-A-Lot did a song called Iron Man. Just check it out.
LTrimm The Cars That Go Boom Even if you hated it, you loved it. Whats funny is this could come out RIGHT NOW and be a hit with the way rap is looking.
Cali dont front like all yall did was Gangsta rap! Enter: Egyptian Lover and Freak-A-Holic (he was down with NWA for those that aint know).
SEAN BELLS SECTION
Dr. Boyce Watkins speaks on the Sean Bell ruling.
YouTube star Dejuanp talks about the verdict.
LETTER NO. 1
Another unarmed black man is killed with no justifiable explanation or penalty. I wonder who's single was released yesterday with that verdict, and what were the lyrics? How many mixtapes will be released to comment on what has happened in our community? Every black man in america is Sean Bell. You too can be killed for absolutely nothing. Hell, the hip hop police are following these rappers around cause they have beef with each other, while they get away with killing you. See if you can get away with killing them? Cointelpro followed us years ago for fighting the power. You new niggas aint fighting shit but each other. I'm the biggest boss? Lollipop? You new niggs are the smallest bosses and the biggest suckas. Where's the 08 self destruction by Talib, Common, Lupe, Black Thought, and Kanye? Or, the 08 Reminisce Over You, with the same players? Wake the fuck up and stand up for something.
LETTER NO. 2
Hey illseed. It's Rita. I'm so upset by what they're doing to the family of Sean Bell. I think that message that they're (the legal system) sending is horrible and sickening. I've been keeping up to date on the happenings since it first happened and I'm reminded of a Lauryn Hill song that speaks to this situation. I think your readers will enjoy this and put them in the framework of this situation.
Much Love, Rita
LAURYN HILL, WE LOVE YOU!
This song is in homage to Sean Bell.
EVEN BOW WOW WAS MAD AT THE SEAN BELL VERDICT...send me that song, Wow Wow and put Omarion on the hook!
They keep us talking, but if we stop talking about them then they should worry!
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