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  • Snoop Dogg in the house! Rapper to perform at Make A Wish afterparty

    11/06/2017 6:41:13 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 12 replies
    Miami.com ^ | 10/4/17 | Madeleine Marr
    Surprise! Guess who’s coming to a major social event this year? It’s everyone’s favorite weed smoking, Martha Stewart loving rapper Snoop Dogg. ....will be performing Nov. 4 at the 23rd annual theInterContinental Miami Make-A-Wish Nightclub presented by E11EVEN – the official afterparty destination.
  • Snoop Dogg poses over Trump's corpse for new single

    11/02/2017 2:44:07 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 26 replies
    The (S)Hill ^ | 11/1/17 | Judy Kurtz
    Snoop Dogg is sharing an EP cover that shows the rapper standing over President Trump’s dead body. An altered Instagram photo shared Tuesday by the “Gin and Juice“ rapper includes the title of his new album and single, “Make America Crip Again” — a play on Trump’s campaign slogan, “Make America Great Again.”
  • Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock researched Fenway Park in Boston, investigators say

    10/05/2017 10:35:01 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 46 replies
    Mass Live ^ | October 5, 2017 | By Phil Demers
    Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock reportedly researched hotels near Fenway Park in the run up to the deadliest shooting in recent American history. No hotel nearby the park commands a clear view of the Fenway stands. Officials briefed on the investigation's details spoke to reporters on the condition of anonymity Thursday, revealing Paddock researched Boston and booked a hotel room in Chicago overlooking Grant Park when the Lollapalooza music festival would have been going on. Boston police on Thursday issued a statement saying the department is aware Paddock likely researched the city and is working with federal authorities.
  • Vegas killer booked hotels overlooking Lollapalooza before Vegas massacre

    10/05/2017 9:15:29 AM PDT · by oh8eleven · 57 replies
    NY Post ^ | 5 October 2017 | Yaron Steinbuch
    Las Vegas mass killer Stephen Paddock booked two hotel rooms overlooking the Lollapalooza music festival in Chicago this summer, according to a report Thursday. Paddock specifically requested both rooms to have a sweeping view of Grant Park — about 500 yards away — but never showed up, sources told TMZ. Among the 400,000 people who packed the venue in the Windy City was Malia Obama, 19, the former president’s older daughter.
  • Inside the evil: the sickness that motivates mass shooters

    10/04/2017 10:30:41 PM PDT · by Oshkalaboomboom · 16 replies
    NY Post ^ | October 4, 2017 | Ralph Peters
    What do the Las Vegas massacre, the Charleston church shooting and last weekend’s Islamist stabbing of two Frenchwomen have in common? The murderers’ sense of inadequate recognition, and the primal lure of the ecstasy of killing. Acts of deadly terror are in fashion, the default position for a wide range of frustrated egotists. From lone-wolf Islamists enabled by faith, through punk racists, to a high-stakes gambler who craved casino perks — slum-dweller, misfit or property owner — these terrorists shared a sense that their societies wouldn’t give them their due. Too much has been made of the measure of wealth...
  • Rap Reviewer David Brooks Talks Smack about Taylor Swift and Trump

    09/29/2017 1:34:14 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 5 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | September 29, 2017 | P.J. Gladnick
    David Brooks took a brief break on Friday from politics and Bruce Springsteen idol worship today in his New York Times column to take on the role of rap reviewer. His subject was Chance the Rapper (authentic birth name Chancellor Johnathan Bennett) as he expounded at length on the subject of sincerity vs authenticity. In the process he slammed both Taylor Swift and, of course, the one who continues to inhabit his mind 24/7...President Donald Trump. Brooks starts off his rap review gig with a microanalysis of the recent debut of Chance the Rapper's unnamed song and quickly proceeds to talking...
  • Rapper Shot Multiple Times At Hotel In Hollywood; Latest Album Titled 'Bulletproof'...

    09/26/2017 10:19:21 PM PDT · by EliRoom8 · 29 replies
    HOLLYWOOD (CBSLA) — Rapper Young Dolph was shot several times Tuesday next to the Loews Hotel in Hollywood, just steps away from the Hollywood Walk of Fame, a bustling tourist district. The shooting occurred about 1:15 p.m. between a shoe store and the hotel on Highland Avenue, just north of Hollywood Boulevard. Dolph, 32, whose real name is Adolph Thornton Jr., was in critical condition when rushed to a hospital. He is now in stable condition, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.
  • 50 Cent Thinks We Should Get Rid of Donald Trump

    09/26/2017 2:23:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    XXL ^ | September 26, 2017 | KC Orcutt
    50 Cent, who recently took XXL exclusively behind the scenes of his new variety show, 50 Central, is known for offering his forever-unfiltered commentary, even when it comes to certain controversial topics such as Donald Trump. During a conversation on The View, the music-mogul-turned-entertainer spoke as candidly as ever, explaining that if he got elected president “by accident,” he might be making similar mistakes. “I think if I was the president by accident, I would be doing things like that,” 50 Cent says with a smile when asked by co-host Whoopi Goldberg his thoughts on Trump’s recent “sons of bitches”...
  • Jay Z to run for president in 2020?

    09/07/2017 4:43:48 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 47 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | JAMES VITUSCKA
    Jay Z couldn’t get Hillary Clinton to the White House, but RadarOnline.com has exclusively learned that the 46-year-old rap mogul hubby of superstar Beyonce is getting ready to run for his own political office! As fans know, the rapper and his 32-year-old “Lemonade” singer wife openly support the Democratic party. Aside from Beyonce performing the National Anthem at President Obama ‘s inauguration in 2012, both also performed at a last-minute rally for Clinton in Cleveland during this presidential campaign
  • John Legend casting ‘out of shape’ Trump supporters for music video: report

    09/03/2017 10:05:03 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 3, 2017 | Mallory Shelbourne
    Singer John Legend has reportedly put out a casting call for “preferably out of shape” actors to play supporters of President Trump in a new music video. According to TMZ, the casting call was posted on Los Angeles’s Casting Networks website and uses a photograph of several people wearing Trump shirts as an example. The report notes that the call for actors portraying Trump supporters is the only listing with a specific body type. Legend has criticized Trump in the past and was also an outspoken backer of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton during the 2016 campaign.
  • Hip-Hop Has Officially Dethroned Rock 'n' Roll as America's Most Popular Music

    07/29/2017 4:21:02 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 140 replies
    Maxim ^ | July 19, 2017 | Steve Huff
    If Drake looks smug and Dave Grohl looks a little stricken in the photos above, there's a good reason: Nielsen tracking indicates hip-hop and R&B have officially become the most dominant form of popular music in the United States for the first time ever. As HuffPo reports, the reason for hip-hop's supremacy—25 percent of the retail music market over 23 percent for rock—may not be a big surprise. The reason for hip-hop and R&B overtaking rock is simple: online streaming. When it comes to album sales, rock continues to dominate, claiming 43 percent of physical album sales and 37 percent...
  • Fyre Festival organizer ARRESTED: Promoter of disastrous festival is charged with wire fraud [tr]

    06/30/2017 8:24:16 PM PDT · by Enchante · 44 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | June 30, 2017 | Jenny Stanton
    Fyre Festival organizer ARRESTED: Promoter of disastrous festival is charged with wire fraud and faces up to 20 years in prison over claims he LIED about being worth millions William McFarland was arrested in New York and charged with wire fraud The 25-year-old founder of Fyre Festival is expected to appear in court Saturday Revelers arrived at the Bahamas festival to find a wasteland of half-built tents
  • Fyre Festival Leaves Attendees Stranded in Chaos

    04/28/2017 1:02:51 AM PDT · by ebshumidors · 45 replies
    DancingAstronaut ^ | 4/28/17 | Will McCarthy
    Attendees of Fyre Festival thought they were paying for a one-of-a-kind experience when they purchased tickets to what promised to be a lavish affair. Technically, they weren’t wrong – but the unique experience which awaited ticket-holders on the Bahamian festival grounds was a bit different than the luxurious, supermodel-filled affair which they’d been promised. The new festival – run by Ja Rule and Billy McFarland’s Fyre Media company – made headlines upon its announcement through a sponsored content campaign promoted on Instagram by the likes of Kendall Jenner, Emily Ratajkowski, and Bella Hadid. However, what seemed to be a glamorous...
  • Snoop Dogg Mock-Assassinates Fake Donald Trump in New Music Video ‘Lavender’

    03/13/2017 1:01:37 PM PDT · by ErikJohnsky · 29 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 3/13 | Yahoo Celebrity
    On Sunday, Snoop Dogg dropped the new music video for his Nightfall remix of BadBadNotGood’s track “Lavender” featuring Kaytranada. The video depicts a world full of mad clowns, and actor Michael Rapaport plays a clown father who is the target of police brutality. In his lyrics, Snoop addresses police brutality and racial profiling: “Trying to keep from dying in these muthaf***in’ streets / F*** the police / From a black man’s point of view.” The politically charged video also features a parody clown version of President Trump called “Ronald Klump.” The video presents a satirical look at the current political...
  • Really? Anger, disbelief percolate when Dem pays tribute to deceased rapper on House floor

    03/10/2017 6:28:27 PM PST · by kevcol · 36 replies
    Bizpac Review ^ | March 10, 2017 | Michael Dorstewitz
    While his fellow party members are busy stonewalling the implementation of President Donald Trump’s agenda, Rep. Hakeem Jeffries used his time to eulogize rap artist Biggie Smalls, also known as The Notorious B.I.G ... Thursday marked the 20th anniversary that the rapper, born Christopher Wallace, was shot and killed in Los Angeles by another black male while Wallace was in his SUV at a traffic light. “Biggie Smalls, Frank White, the king of New York. He died 20 years ago today in a tragedy that occurred in Los Angeles. But his words live on forever,” the New York Democrat said...
  • Chance the Rapper donating $1 million to Chicago public schools

    03/07/2017 9:51:05 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 21 replies
    ....The newly minted hip-hop star, who won the first three Grammys of his career for his album "Coloring Book" last month, met with Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner last Friday to discuss the cash-strapped education system in his hometown. Chance, real name Chancelor Bennett, left the meeting visibly upset and noted he had urged Rauner to "do his job" during their "vague" discussion. He also promised fans on Twitter that his "fight has just begun" on the matter and that he would "have a plan" to further address the issue on Monday morning. The 23-year-old made good on his word by...
  • Who remembers this?

    02/16/2017 10:58:10 AM PST · by Bikkuri · 43 replies
    YouTube ^ | 2-17-17 | Bikk
    I think this was around 1986 (or so)... when the nice rap was being taken over by the (future gansta rap) crap we see today.. This isn't bout rap, or any specific genre, but by users/people taking advantage of the 1st amendment. I think many here know what I am talking about.. but I also think many here are too young to remember before rap was even invented :p (not just about rap, but the degradation of not only music, but social norms in general).
  • Kanye West Did Not Produce Anti-Trump Song 'Propaganda' (that asks Allah to kill Trump)

    02/09/2017 6:17:29 AM PST · by Zakeet · 2 replies
    Billboard ^ | February 7, 2017 | Adelle Platon
    After Kanye West purged his timeline of Donald Trump tweets, a rapper named King Myers claimed West produced an anti-Trump song called "Propaganda" in his Twitter bio, and was believed to be signed to G.O.O.D. Music. A source close to the situation tells Billboard that West did not produce the song, nor is King Myers signed to the label. [Snip] The song "Propaganda" contains lines like, "I ask Allah how the hell Trump still livin'/ I say and do what I want 'cause I'm a real n---a," and calls for the POTUS' impeachment in light of his recent immigration ban.
  • T.I. Warns Of ‘Hidden Agenda’ Behind Trump’s Meetings With Black Influencers

    01/18/2017 12:08:44 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    The Huffington Post's Black Voices ^ | January 18, 2017 | Brennan Williams, pop culture editor
    T.I. has issued a stern warning to his celebrity peers meeting with Trump: “Do not accept any invitation to have any meeting... No matter how positive you think the outcome may be.” On Monday, T.I. shared his two cents on the matter in a series of Instagram video posts explaining his theory on the Trump administration’s “strategic plan” to help normalize the president-elect. “They see how adamantly against [Trump] being president the hip-hop community and the young black people was in America,” he said. “So what did they do? They get Kanye West to come in. Well, surely, ‘if you...
  • Macklemore's Emotional Reaction to Election: "Donald Trump Is Not Raising My Daughter" (BARF)

    12/31/2016 5:35:56 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 82 replies
    Too Fab ^ | November 9, 2016
    Macklemore will do everything he can to shield his daughter from a Donald Trump presidency. In a lengthy Instagram rant, the rapper talked about the election results, and added that Trump won't "raise" his daughter, Sloane. "I am disappointed, shocked and shaken at my core by what has transpired tonight. I gathered around the TV with my family and loved ones, ready to celebrate history being made. My daughter had this little blue dress on. I was ready to pop the Martinellis and hold her, watching Hillary Clinton become the first female president of the United States of America," he...