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  • Rappers rally for Georgia Democrats ahead of high-stakes Senate runoffs

    01/05/2021 5:34:13 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 20 replies
    ABC News / Disney ^ | January 5, 2021 | By Deena Zaru
    Following President-elect Joe Biden's 2020 win against President Donald Trump, many hip-hop artists are turning their focus to the high-stakes Georgia Senate runoffs, where Democrats are running to unseat two Republican incumbent senators. Communities of color in Atlanta and the surrounding areas were key to Biden’s narrow win against Trump in the Peach State, where the Black vote is especially powerful, hip-hop artists are hoping to boost turnout and deliver another win for Democrats. Hip-hop stars from all over the country have participated in virtual or in-person events in Georgia to get out the vote. Recently, artists like Common, BRS...
  • Snoop Dogg Says Cardi B Needs To ‘Slow Down’ Rapping About Sex

    12/14/2020 10:21:59 AM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 42 replies
    BET ^ | Dec 2020
    Snoop Dogg says he believes women rappers shouldn’t rap about their anatomy or sexuality. During a recent interview with Central Ave, he gave his honest thoughts about Cardi B’s hit song “WAP,” which features Megan Thee Stallion. Apparently, he thinks it’s too explicit. “Oh my God. Slow down. Like, slow down. And let’s have some imagination,” Snoop said of the song lyrics. “Let’s have some, you know, privacy, some intimacy where he wants to find out as opposed to you telling him.” The Doggfather says Cardi should “slow down” when discussing her privates because he feels like they are something...
  • Ice Cube to Speak at Zionist Organization of America Gala

    11/13/2020 5:39:10 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    New York Post ^ | November 13, 2020 | Ebony Bowden
    Rapper Ice Cube will be a headline speaker at the annual gala of the Zionist Organization of America — the nation’s oldest pro-Israel organization — after he was called out for sharing anti-Semitic images on social media earlier this year. “‘I gotta say it was a good day’ when my friend Cube readily and happily agreed to speak at our ZOA Gala,” ZOA president Morton Klein said in a statement, quoting one of the rapper’s best known hits. The 51-year-old activist and Klein forged a friendship after Cube was accused of anti-Semitism in June when he shared a string of...
  • Cardi B Apologizes for Appropriating Hindu Culture: ‘Maybe I Should Have Done My Research’

    11/13/2020 2:06:05 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 40 replies
    MSN ^ | 11/12 | Rania Aniftos
    Cardi B was met with criticism this week after the release of her Footwear News November cover, in which the rapper is seen holding a red sneaker and depicted as the Hindu goddess Durga. Critics called out the star for cultural appropriation, deeming the cover inappropriate and accusing the rapper of mocking Hindu culture. Cardi took to her Instagram Story on Wednesday morning (Nov. 11) to apologize for any offense she caused. “When I did the Reebok shoot, the creatives told me I was going to represent a goddess, that she represents strength, femininity and liberation, and that’s something I...
  • Bella Hadid Calls Lil Pump ‘a Loser’ for Endorsing Trump

    11/04/2020 1:34:29 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    New York Post ^ | Jessica Bennett VIEW AUTHOR ARCHIVE GET AUTHOR RSS FEED November 3, 2020 | Jessica Bennett VIEW AUTHOR ARCHIVE GET AUTHOR RSS FEED November 3, 2020
    Bella Hadid thinks rapper Lil Pump is a “loser” for endorsing President Trump. The model shared her anti-Pump thoughts via Instagram, posting a photo of the “I Love It” artist, 20, wearing Trump gear with four women holding up a pro-Trump sign. Pump captioned the photo “Trump 2020.” Enlarge ImageBella Hadid Instagram Bella Hadid InstagramBella Hadid Instagram “This is so irresponsible,” 24-year-old Bella wrote on her
  • Lil Wayne’s model girlfriend reportedly dumps him over Trump endorsement

    11/04/2020 1:27:55 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 33 replies
    New York Post ^ | November 3, 2020 | Jessica Bennett
    SNIP Model Denise Bidot has broken up with the New Orleans native, confirming their split on Instagram, where she posted, “Sometimes love just isn’t enough” alongside a broken-heart emoji. Love B Scott reports that the split was caused by the “Mahogany” rapper’s support for President Trump, with his recent photo op with 45 being the last straw. “She broke up with Wayne,” a source told the site. “It wasn’t just his Trump support, but that was a big part.”
  • Lil Wayne Backs Trump Administration’s ‘Platinum Plan’ for Black America

    10/29/2020 10:22:59 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    New York Post ^ | October 29, 2020 | Tamar Lapin
    Lil Wayne said he had a “great meeting” with President Trump on Thursday — as he endorsed the administration’s plan to invest in black communities. The 38-year-old rapper — born Dwayne Michael Carter Jr. — posted a photo of himself and Trump smiling and giving the thumbs up in front of three American flags during their meeting in Miami. “Just had a great meeting with @realdonaldtrump @potus,” Wayne wrote on Twitter. “He listened to what we had to say today and assured he will and can get it done.”
  • Walter Wallace Jr., who was shot by Philadelphia police, had a criminal history, rapped about shooting cops

    10/28/2020 2:03:02 AM PDT · by Libloather · 55 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/27/20 | Louis Casiano
    The Black man fatally shot by Philadelphia police officers on Monday was an aspiring rapper who sometimes rhymed about shooting people, including police officers, and was awaiting trial for allegedly threatening to shoot a woman, according to media reports. Walter Wallace Jr., 27, also rapped about social justice and police injustice on his social media, WPVI-TV reported. Court records obtained by the news outlet also show Wallace had a criminal history. In 2017, he pleaded guilty to robbery, assault and possessing an instrument of crime, according to documents obtained by Fox News. Authorities said he kicked down the door of...
  • Rappers for Trump - Wrappers for Biden

    10/20/2020 12:05:24 PM PDT · by fishtank · 3 replies
    Right here on FR. ^ | 10-20-20 | fishtank
    Rappers for Trump
  • 50 Cent Urges Followers to ‘Vote For Trump’ Over Biden Tax Plan

    10/19/2020 8:22:25 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    New York Post ^ | October 19, 2020 | Tamar Lapin
    50 Cent is backing President Trump. The 45-year-old rapper on Monday urged his social media followers to “VOTE For TRUMP” after seeing figures related to Joe Biden’s tax plan. The Queens-bred artist bashed the Democratic presidential nominee’s plan, which would raise tax rates for corporations and people making $400,000 or more per year.
  • Kamala Harris Says Deceased Rapper Tupac Is the ‘Best Rapper Alive’

    09/26/2020 9:21:18 AM PDT · by mplc51 · 34 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/26/2020 | Alana Mastrangelo
    Democratic Party vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris named deceased rapper Tupac as the “best rapper alive” in a recent interview with CNN commentator Angela Rye. Kamala Harris answered “Tupac” when asked to name the “best rapper alive.”
  • Feds could seek death penalty for two accused killers of Jam Master Jay

    09/25/2020 10:40:54 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | SEP 18, 2020 | NOAH GOLDBERG
    Federal authorities could seek the death penalty for the two men accused of killing Run-DMC DJ Jam Master Jay, prosecutors said Friday. Prosecutors said they had discussed the move with defense attorneys representing Ronald Washington, 56, and Karl Jordan Jr., 36, the duo accused of busting into Jam Master Jay’s studio on Oct. 30, 2002. Jordan was charged with pulling the trigger at point-blank range, while Washington pointed his gun at others in the room, authorities said. “We had discussed our capital case memorandum which the government is prepared to submit,” said Assistant U.S. Attorney Artie McConnell in the Friday...

    09/17/2020 11:32:36 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 6 replies
    Powerline ^ | SEPTEMBER 17, 2020 | BY PAUL MIRENGOFF
    Stanley Crouch died yesterday at the age of 74. Crouch is best known as a great jazz critic. His biography of Charlie Parker is a classic. But Crouch was also a literary critic and a critic of our culture. Here are some gems from his criticism: On rap: It is “either infantile self-celebration or anarchic glamorization of criminal behavior.” On Toni Morrison: She has a certain skill, but she has no serious artistic vision or real artistic integrity. “Beloved” was a fraud. It gave a fake vision of the slave trade, it didn’t deal with the complicity of Africans, and...
  • On pornography, Russell Brand is right

    09/03/2020 2:59:08 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 22 replies
    The Unherd Daily ^ | Aug 2020 | Louise Perry
    Unusually, the conservative Ben Shapiro and the Left-wing Russell Brand are in the doghouse for exactly the same offence. Both men have been critical of a new music video by the American rappers Cardi B and Megan Three Stallion titled ‘WAP’, a track that takes an already sexualised art form and ramps it to 11, so much so that it has been the subject of fevered worldwide media coverage since its release ten days ago. An incredulous Shapiro read out the lyrics during last week’s episode of his Daily Wire show...condemning the track as “vulgar” and insisting that it is...
  • [RAP MUSIC VIDEO with Powerful message] People So Stupid”; By Tom McDonald

    09/03/2020 3:40:20 AM PDT · by FRinCanada2 · 12 replies
    Tim McDonald - “People So Stupid” ^ | Released 21 Aug 2020 | Tom McDonald Music VIDEO with very powerful message. CAUTION: Viewer Discretion Advised, Adult Language, May be offensive to sensitive viewers What an AWESOME conversation starter! To Christians who may be offended by this video please listen to the HEART of the message that Tom is delivering loud and clear. For the most part he is 100% correct in his message - delivery methods aside. What say you? If you are one of the 4.5 Million viewers in the past 2 weeks who have already viewed this RAP video please comment
  • Rapper Lil Wayne Recounts Experiences w/ Police, Including White Cop Saving his Life

    06/06/2020 2:59:48 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 6 replies
    Billboard ^ | 6/6/2020 | Ashley Iasimone
    Fans might recall Lil Wayne speaking about his experience with former officer "Uncle Bob" [Robert Hoobler] in the past, particularly in his speech at the 2018 BET Hip-Hop Awards, when he continued the story: "He brought me to the hospital himself. He refused to wait, he kicked in the doors. He said, 'You get whatever you gotta do and you make sure this child make it' ... Not only did he refuse to sit, not only [didn't] he give me to the doctors and leave, he refused to leave, he stayed and made sure that I made it." But Lil...
  • Duffy Calls Rape a “Weapon of War” as She Shares Painful Account of Kidnapping and Assault

    04/05/2020 7:00:55 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 41 replies
    NME ^ | 4/6/2020 | Rhian Daly
    Warning: this article contains information some readers may find upsetting Duffy has called rape a “weapon of war” in a painful account of her experience of being kidnapped, drugged and sexually assaulted. The singer last released an album with 2010’s ‘Endlessly’, before disappearing from the public eye. Back in February, she broke her silence on her decade-long absence, explaining that she had been “raped and drugged and held captive over some days” and that her subsequent recovery “took time.” Now, she has posted a lengthy piece on her website, titled The 5th House. In it, she shares what happened to...
  • Public Enemy 'Moving Forward' Without Flavor Flav After Bernie Sanders Rally

    03/02/2020 9:43:13 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    NPR ^ | March 2, 2020 | Andrew Flanagan
    Flavor Flav, prototypical hype man of the legendary and socially forward rap group Public Enemy, has been, it would seem, let go. According to a statement issued on Sunday by Public Enemy, which Flavor Flav and Chuck D co-founded in the early '80s, the group and another iteration of it, Public Enemy Radio, "will be moving forward without Flavor Flav." The statement went on to "thank him for his years of service." A trademark for Public Enemy is registered solely to Chuck D, under his given name, Carlton Ridenhour. Flavor Flav responded to the announcement on Twitter on Monday afternoon,...
  • Flavor Flav Blasts Bernie Sanders for Claiming Public Enemy Would Perform at Rally

    03/01/2020 6:49:26 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    New York Post ^ | March 1, 2020 | Aaron Feis
    Hip-hop heavyweight Flavor Flav slapped Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders with a cease-and-desist letter for claiming that Flav’s group, Public Enemy, would be performing at a Sunday rally in Los Angeles — arguing that only Chuck D will take the stage, according to reports. “Sanders has promised to ‘Fight the Power’ with hip hop icons Public Enemy — but this Rap Icon will not be performing at the Sanders Rally,” read the letter, obtained by Spin and sent through Flav’s lawyer, Matthew H. Friedman. “To be clear Flav and, by extension, the [Rock and Roll] hip hop act Public Enemy with...
  • Rapper Pop Smoke shot, killed in Hollywood Hills home: Sources

    02/19/2020 12:08:54 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 34 replies
    ABC "News" ^ | February 19, 2020 | By Ella Torres , Alex Stone , Josh Margolin and Aaron Katersky
    Rapper Pop Smoke, an up-and-coming artist born in Brooklyn, was shot and killed Wednesday in a Hollywood Hills, California, home, multiple law enforcement officials confirmed to ABC News. Multiple suspects broke into the home with at least one wearing a black mask, sources said. The suspects then shot the victim, who was transported to a local hospital where he died, according to the sources. "We are devastated by the unexpected and tragic loss of Pop Smoke," his record label, Republic Records, said in a statement. "Our prayers and thoughts go out to his family, friends and fans, as we mourn...