I usually don’t have a lot of positive things to say about Lil Kim. By the time I fix my mouth to say something positive about the sister…I see her is some Hooker uniform and I can’t remember what I was going to say. So you can imagine that I wasn’t the most optimistic person when I heard she would be on Dancing with the Stars, but she proved me wrong.
She did her thing on the episodes I saw. The girl can actually cut a rug. You wouldn’t know from her videos, but hey…she’s no Beyonce. That I know of, Kim didn’t cuss anyone out or make me think of any classic stereotypes (No old time Virginia pick-a-ninny costumes or banana skirts. Banana Skirt might have been ok, I take that back). She was so good that I almost saw past the damage and abuse that she’s poured on herself in the form of plastic surgery. Sad. Anyway…I thought she would make it to the final round. Sadly, she was voted off Monday night.
I think she got robbed. Really! I don’t know about yall, but I really think she did well on the show for the most part. We all know why TY is still on the show with his stiff self. We ALL know, America. You’re wrong, America. LOL. Give a girl from the BK a break, damn.
(Laughing at me defending Lil Kim. Wow.)
When I signed on to Twitter today, one of my favorite Tweeters @ToureX was talking about the “joke” Asher Roth tried to make while tweeting at an event at Rutgers University. He referred to the people he was with at the time as “Nappy Headed Hoes”. The tweet was OF COURSE deleted. No surprise there. However, people screen captured it before that happened so the proof still remains – click here for one of the many sites that has posted the screenshot.
Of course he apologized (or something like that) — “Totally just making fun of Don Imus – Sorry Scoot, not trying to be offensive … I’m extremely apologetic to anyone who took offense to my immature, bad joke.” Now the apology is also gone from his feed. Surprised? I’m not. He’s on Universal/Motown. Sylvia ain’t having that. I hope she docks his pay. Bamma move, bamma. *shaking my head*
Um, don’t bring up the name of Imus at a time like this. We don’t need you to tell us where you got “nappy headed hoes” from. Where else would your white, frat boy self get aquatinted with such terminology? We know you’re not the type of white rapper who hung out in the hood with “the homies” learning ghetto slang and what not. Right, Assho…I mean Asher. You’re like Eminem, right? If he went to private school and had a trust fund, right? Um, no.
Whatever, I didn’t even know who this kid was till like 3 or 4 weeks ago when I flipped to MTV and saw him performing “I Love College” during the spring break madness. Should I really dedicate a post to this One Download Wonder?
Well, I am. Even though black people are not likely his target audience (He’s not looking for street cred, folks.) he should be careful of how his words can quickly effect his record sales. Black people ARE popular culture right now…and you’re bread and butter is something we created. At least respect hip hop culture enough to understand that words have Power. I need Professor Griff or somebody to school him.
The Atlanta-Journal Constitution – A DeKalb County judge sentenced rapper Da Brat to three years in prison Friday for hitting an Atlanta Falcons cheerleader in the head with a nearly full liquor bottle at an Atlanta-area nightclub, causing permanent facial damage.
Superior Court Judge Gail Flake also sentenced the rapper, whose real name is Shawntae Harris, to seven years probation and 200 hours of community service. Harris also must get substance abuse treatment and a mental evaluation and attend anger management classes.
A handful of Harris’s family sat on the back row of the courtroom. They wept when a sheriff’s deputy took her into custody.
“I love y’all,” Harris, 34, said as she was led out of the courtroom.
“We love you too” the relatives replied in unison.
Dressed in black pants and top with her short hair in braids, Harris did not comment other than to answer “yes” several time when the judge asked her if she understood her guilty plea to a felony aggravated assault charge and her negotiated sentencing. Continue reading
“I’m a nigger, he’s a nigger, she’s a nigger, we some niggers,
wouldn’t you like to be a nigger too?
They like to strangle niggers, blaming niggers, shooting niggers, hanging niggers,
still you wanna be a nigger too?”
NAS had my attention before, when he was going to name his new CD “Nigger”. That has been scrapped and the CD will be untitled from what I hear, but I’m loving his new CD cover. What I’m REALLY REALLY REALLY loving today is his new song “Be a Nigger too” and the video for it. You can check it out below. I’m so excited about this song. The song in the video is longer than the CD version, but I think they should change that. I know some of you won’t be able to get past the n-word. That’s ok. I know it’s painful. However, as a child of black revolutionaries…I love this s**t. I think it’s conscious and I haven’t heard much consciousness in hip hop music lately. In the video he says,
“They say we N-I Double G E-R, We Are, Much More, But still we choose to ignore the obvious/ We are the Slave And the Master. What you lookin for? You the question and the answer.”
Yes we really are.
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Nas is readying his latest LP and the legendary emcee is also being his regular outspoken self. Recently, he spoke out on racism and how it affects him and how it may affect Democratic nominee Barack Obama.
“I get reminders,” Nas recently said in an interview with MTV. “I see a lot of people get reminders all the time. But the president of the United States? I don’t know. He can expect that everything that can happen, will happen. But he’s a lot more powerful than Nasir Jones in a lot of ways. I think he’ll be all right. People like me, we’re gonna deal with [racism]. There’s a lot of ignorance in the world. Look at the human family. We’ve been able to design iPods and so-called go the Moon. Yet, we can’t get over racial difference and colors of skin. That’s gotta go.”
“If Barack becomes the president, it doesn’t matter who looks at him as a n—er at that point…Everybody gotta go through scrutiny, criticism by crazy people. They will criticize your child. They talked about the Clintons‘ daughter, and they talked about this one and that one. You gotta be able to take the high road on everybody. I think Obama is perfect for taking the high road. He’s prepared. He’s a black man. Him taking the high road is him taking the country on a high road. I think it’s gonna benefit everybody in America with that guy in office. Let’s hope it happens. Let’s hope it’s no funny business with that guy in office. Let’s hope for the best,” Nas continued.
For years, he was not interested in the political game but now Nas is giving Obama credit for bringing that interest back.
“It got me interested…I think in about 10 more years from today, you’re gonna have more politicians who grew up listening to Illmatic that are … MCs! That are rappers. You’re gonna start seeing more rappers evolve into politicians. If we have a change this year and it’s a positive thing, we trusting the system now. We believe in it more. We see something positive coming out of it that makes us want to get involved more. Five or 10 years from now, you might see somebody like me trust it more. Who knows? I won’t say for sure.”
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Yes, it sounds like a weird joke, but the Sun is reporting that Eminem is slated to perform at Nelson Mandela’s 90th birthday party this summer.
Last month I told how the gig organizer, QUEEN rocker BRIAN MAY, was trying to tempt the controversial star out of retirement for the June 27 gig in London’s Hyde Park.
And not-so-Slim Shady has now agreed to dust down his mic.
An insider revealed: “We’re amazed to have Eminem on board. We wanted some of the greatest artists from recent times and Eminem was on the list.”
Of all the places to make a comeback…I don’t understand.
ATLANTA (Reuters) – “Grammy Award-winning rapper T.I. pleaded not guilty on Friday to three charges of illegally possessing silencers and machine guns.
Federal agents from the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives arrested the rapper in Atlanta Saturday, the day he was due to have appeared at the BET hip hop awards. He had been nominated for nine awards, more than any other artist, and won two.
They said the arrest came as he took delivery of three machine guns and two silencers a bodyguard purchased on his behalf.
T.I., born Clifford Harris, was convicted of a drug offense in 1998 and is prohibited from owning or buying firearms.
T.I.’s lawyers were seeking on Friday to have him released on a $2.2 million bond and subject to electronic monitoring and home confinement.”
He will remain in jail on weapons charges for at least another week, after a federal judge on Friday denied any immediate release on bond.
U.S. Magistrate Judge Alan Baverman said he will hold another hearing next Friday to further consider conditions proposed by the rap star’s lawyers that may prompt him to release their client pending trial.
I don’t really know what to say about this other than he had to know what the law was regarding him being prohibited from owning and buying firearms. It’s really a shame because the brother is talented and business minded. He’s had a lot of positive things to say in the recent debates over Hip Hop and it’s influence. Ole Boy was “allegedly” buying some real machinery. Here’s a photo.