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  • Putin says rap should be controlled in Russia, not banned

    12/15/2018 9:15:45 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | December 15, 2018
    Alarmed by the growing popularity of rap among Russian youth, President Vladimir Putin wants cultural leaders to devise a means of controlling, rather than banning, popular music. Putin says “if it is impossible to stop, then we must lead it and direct it.” […] Putin noted that “rap is based on three pillars: sex, drugs and protest.” But he is particularly concerned with drug themes prevalent in rap, saying “this is a path to the degradation of the nation.” …
  • Rapper Akon ‘Very Seriously’ Considering Challenging Trump in 2020

    11/05/2018 6:47:09 AM PST · by davikkm · 58 replies
    breitbart ^ | Joshua Caplan
    Rapper and R&B star Akon claimed in a recent interview that he is “very seriously” considering mounting a presidential bid in 2020. “I’ve been thinking about running for 2020 very seriously,” Akon told Newsweek. “But I didn’t want to just do it because I feel like I want to continue doing what I’m doing and hope that builds me enough momentum [for people] to say, ‘You know what, if you run we’ll support you.'” Akon, whose real name is Aliaune Damala Badara Thiam, was born in St. Louis, Missouri and spent much of his childhood in Senegal. The 45-year-old entrepreneur,...
  • A black French rapper sang about hanging ‘the whites.’ He may now be prosecuted.

    10/12/2018 7:12:41 PM PDT · by Simon Green · 17 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 09/27/18 | James McAuley
    The song is called “PLB,” a French acronym for “hang the whites,” and it has launched a bitter public debate about “anti-white racism” in France. Nick Conrad, a previously obscure rapper who describes himself as “a black artist, Parisian, proud and sophisticated,” produced a provocative music video describing the killing of white babies in schools that was taken down from YouTube on Wednesday amid intense public outcry. The artist has received criticism from across France’s political spectrum and may soon face charges under the country’s strict hate speech regulations. On Thursday, a spokesman for the Paris prosecutor confirmed to...
  • Eminem didn't 'feel right' about homophobic lyrics about Tyler, The Creator

    09/14/2018 9:48:20 AM PDT · by Ennis85 · 31 replies
    BBC News ^ | 14th September 2018 | BBC News
    Eminem says he felt uncomfortable with homophobic lyrics he wrote and released on his recent album, Kamikaze. He faced criticism for his language on album track Fall while speaking about Tyler, The Creator. Eminem says he "felt like this might be too far", in a new interview to promote the record on his own YouTube channel. "In my quest to hurt him, I realize that I was hurting a lot of other people by saying it," says Eminem. "It was one of the things that I kept going back to and going 'I don't feel right with this'." Many others...
  • 'Y'all Country Is Nuts': Citing Racism, U.S. Rapper Azealia Banks Vows to Never Visit Israel Again

    05/09/2018 2:49:44 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 74 replies
    Haaretz ^ | 9 May 18 | Maya Asheri
    'Y'all Country Is Nuts': Citing Racism, U.S. Rapper Azealia Banks Vows to 'Never Ever Ever' Visit Israel Again Banks went on a tweetstorm about the racism and rudeness she says she experienced while in Israel for her concert in Tel Aviv American rapper Azealia Banks vowed on Wednesday never to visit Israel again, claiming she encountered racism while in the country for her show in Tel Aviv on Monday. Banks said she was treated badly on account of her skin color on multiple occasions, claiming that a rabbi sitting next to her on the plane offered her money for sex,...
  • Rapper Mac Miller dead at 26: report

    09/07/2018 3:05:07 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 93 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 7, 2018 | Fox News
    Rapper Mac Miller has reportedly died, according to multiple outlets. He was 26. According to the Los Angeles Times, citing sources, Miller, whose real name was Malcolm James McCormick, was found dead inside his Studio City, Calif. home of an apparent overdose. Per TMZ, authorities were alerted after a male individual placed a 911 call from Miller's home.
  • Man Killed By Austin Police Was Up-And-Coming Louisiana Rapper

    08/19/2018 3:30:11 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    Patch ^ | August 17, 2018 | Tony Cantu
    AUSTIN, TX — A man shot dead by police early Friday on 6th Street has been identified by family members as a rapper from Baton Rouge, La. Aquantis Givens, 21, was shot behind the Terminal 6 bar on 6th Street after police responded at 1 a.m. to a report of shots fired. As police arrived, they took positions near the alley behind the bar when a man is said to have run towards them with a gun, police said. After repeatedly commanding Givens to drop the gun, eight officers opened fire, according to the official account. Givens was transported to...
  • American Airlines kicks 'intoxicated' (bleep) Donald Trump' rapper YG off one of its flights

    08/16/2018 4:18:22 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 13 replies
    Rapper YG took to Instagram after American Airlines kicked him off his flight for allegedly being too drunk. The artist claimed the airline was being discriminatory and racist.... .....YG is the latest name in a long list of rappers who have had problems with American Airlines, including Rich The Kid, Joey Bada$ and Offset, to name a few. YG drew media attention when he had 20,000 people screaming obscenities at President Donald Trump at Coachella earlier this year. He riled up the crowd calling for riots and the assassination of the US President. The song FDT was a three-minute rant...
  • French rappers brawl in Paris airport, disrupting flights

    08/02/2018 9:27:47 AM PDT · by Simon Green · 18 replies
    Reuters ^ | 08/02/18
    A punch-up between two rival French rappers that descended into a mass brawl in the departure lounge of Paris’ Orly airport on Wednesday forced the brief closure of one terminal and caused flight delays. Some passengers scurried for safety while others took videos on their cell phones as rappers Booba and Kaaris and their minders swung punches and lashed out with kicks and crashed through cosmetics stands in a duty-free shop, videos on social media showed. A border police spokesman said the two artists had been arrested along with nine others from their entourages. ADP, which manages Orly, said...
  • Barack Obama the dad dancer! Former President and Michelle rock out at Beyonce and Jay Z concert

    07/29/2018 3:29:19 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 22 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | July 29, 2018 | Daily Mail
    When Beyonce and Jay Z are performing, all eyes are glue to the stage. Unless, that is, Barack Obama is rocking out behind you. Fans were delighted to spot the former U.S. president unleashing his best dad moves with wife Michelle beside him in a private booth at the FedExField in Landover, Maryland on Saturday. Throwing their arms in the air during Jay's track N****s in Paris, the former first couple were on their feet and clearly loving every moment as their old friends lit up the stage.
  • Rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine Reportedly Kidnapped and Beaten in Brooklyn Robbery

    07/22/2018 11:51:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    Vulture ^ | July 22, 2018 | Halle Kiefer
    On Sunday, 6ix9ine, also known as Tekashi 6ix9ine, dropped “FEFE,” his new musical collaboration with Nicki Minaj. A matter of hours later, the rapper, whose given name is Daniel Hernandez, was reportedly kidnapped, pistol-whipped and robbed. According to the Associated Press, the New York Police Department confirmed the Brooklyn-born rapper visited a police station in the early hours of Sunday morning. According to the account he allegedly gave police, 6ix9ine was a passenger in a car around 4:30am when three men reportedly emerged from a second car, forced the rapper into their car and robbed him of “an undisclosed amount...
  • Democratic Candidate for Congress Used to Be 'Social Justice' Rapper

    07/17/2018 7:17:22 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 5 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | July 17, 2018 | Elizabeth Harrington
    Antonio Delgado railed against capitalism, rapped about porn, masturbating The Democratic congressional candidate for New York's 19th district, Antonio Delgado, rhymed about watching porn, masturbating, and attacked capitalism in his past life as a "social justice" rapper. Delgado, who is challenging Rep. John Faso (R., N.Y.), released an album under the record label "CD Baby" in 2007. Delgado, whom the New York Times considers "much less progressive" than other Democratic House candidates like socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, once tried to pursue a rap career to advance "radical social change" in the United States.
  • Health: Prodigy From Mobb Deep Dies After Hospitalization For Sickle Cell Anemia

    07/12/2018 12:27:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Brinkwire ^ | July 12, 2018
    The rapper Prodigy, from the hip hop group Mobb Deep, died today at age 42 while on tour in Las Vegas, according to TMZ. Although his exact cause of death has not been confirmed, his publicist announced that Prodigy, whose reeal name is Albert Johnson, was hospitalized a few days ago for complications caused by sickle cell anemia. Here are some possible life-threatening complications caused by this blood condition. “Prodigy was hospitalized a few days ago in Vegas after a Mobb Deep performance for complications caused by a sickle cell anemia crisis. As most of his fans know, Prodigy battled...
  • Rapper Ty Dolla $ign Tried to Have Seeing-Eye Dog Moved During Flight Due to Allergies

    06/30/2018 9:59:15 AM PDT · by Simon Green · 38 replies
    Ty Dolla $ign tried to get a blind woman moved out of her seat on an Air Canada commuter flight because he told her he was allergic to her seeing-eye dog. The rapper was flying from Montreal this past Saturday to Ottawa where he performed later that night at the Escapade Music Festival. We're told Ty and the person he was traveling with approached the blind woman who was seated behind the rapper with her pooch and tried to get them removed from the plane before takeoff. When the woman supposedly offered an allergy pill, the rapper refused ......
  • Man in underwear (rap artist) scales freeway sign, stops traffic in Los Angeles

    06/28/2018 2:11:27 AM PDT · by Libloather · 18 replies
    Springfield News Sun ^ | 6/27/18 | Lauren Padgett
    LOS ANGELES — A man wearing only boxer shorts, socks and high-top sneakers shut down all southbound lanes of the 110 Freeway in downtown Los Angeles after scaling an exit sign on Wednesday morning. The man was seen dancing, using a vaporizer pen, shouting into a bullhorn and unfurling several political signs, the Los Angeles Times reports.
  • U.S. rappers XXXTentacion and Jimmy Wopo die in separate shootings

    06/19/2018 6:10:24 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 62 replies
    MSN ^ | June 19, 2018 | Reuters
    Two up-and-coming U.S. rappers, XXXTentacion and Jimmy Wopo, were killed on Monday in separate shootings near Miami and in Pittsburgh, police and local media reported. In Florida, the Broward County sheriff's office said that XXXTentacion, 20, was shot while leaving a motor sports dealership in Deerfield Beach, about 40 miles (64 km) north of Miami. The rapper, whose real name was Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy, was later pronounced dead, the sheriff's department said. "The adult male victim has been confirmed as 20 year old Jahseh Onfroy, aka rapper #XXXTentacion," the sheriff's department said in a posting on Twitter....
  • Beyonce and Jay-Z tickets given away for free in a car park as On The Run II tour flops

    06/13/2018 10:45:31 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 27 replies
    www.thesun.co.uk ^ | Updated: 13th June 2018, 8:27 am | By Howell Davies
    The superstar couple are struggling to get bums on seats and UK fans are being handed freebies and upgrades The superstar couple have thousands of unsold tickets for their UK dates, forcing them to cover large sections of seating in the stadium venues. Fans outside their Glasgow concert reported being handed freebies while others said they were offered upgrades for nothing. One wrote on Twitter: “If you are near Hampden Park go to the main parking lot they are giving out free tickets for the Beyoncé & Jay Z concert because of empty seats.” Another tweeted: “Met Beyoncé’s security in...
  • President Donald J. Trump Proclaims June 2018 as African-American Music Appreciation Month

    06/02/2018 9:01:44 AM PDT · by TaxPayer2000 · 151 replies
    The White House ^ | June 1, 2018 | DONALD J. TRUMP
    During African-American Music Appreciation Month, we celebrate the tremendous achievements and contributions of African-American musicians. The musical ingenuity of talented African American artists laid the foundation for so many recognizable and cherished genres of music, including rock and roll, rhythm and blues, jazz, gospel, hip hop, and rap. Throughout our history, African-American music has demonstrated its power to elicit comfort, healing, happiness, conviction, and inspiration — as well as its ability to unite people of all backgrounds. Today, it resonates in jazz quartets, rock and roll guitar solos, gospel choirs, and hip hop beats. The expression of these artistic and...
  • What We Learned From Ebro's Conversation w/ Kanye West [VIDEO] ("I love Donald Trump.")

    04/23/2018 9:11:48 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 9 replies
    Hot 97 ^ | Apr. 23, 2018 | King Louie
    Some things that came out of the conversation: He wants to have open dialog He wants to speak how he feels freely (Ebro believes he should finish his thought) Did not add context to tweets because, "maybe people will understand when I put the music out" via Ebro Kanye wants to "deprogram people" to have people think differently than we thought before." Likes Candace Owens because "she's challenging conventional black thought" Feels no one showed love for him when he was addicted to opioids and in hospital Feels like he has been demonized - as a society we demonize people...
  • McDonald’s Employee Fired For Placing His Mixtapes In Children's Happy Meals

    03/25/2018 7:14:00 PM PDT · by Ciaphas Cain · 33 replies
    Huzlers ^ | March 23, 2018
    CHICAGO – A Chicago teenager named Tyshaun Granger was reportedly fired from his job at McDonalds for allegedly placing his “mixtape” in children’s Happy Meal’s, rather than the usual toy. Tyshaun apparently included his rap mixtape in the happy meals within a paper disc holder. On the mixtapes was printed the title of the project; “Tales Of A Real N*gga” was printed on the discs with a sharpie marker. “I bought my son a happy meal and inside came a mysterious cd” says Sarah Platt, “I, like any other parent, would assume the cd was for children. I played the...