[video] Chuck D tells CNN: ‘Since Reagan And Bush, There’s Been Nothing But Guns And Drugs In Black Community’
The leader of Public Enemy speaks on Trayvon Martin and how he feels the Reagan and Bush presidencies contributed to the proliferation of druga nd guns in the black community.
Dumb athlete of the decade.
Surveillance video appears to show drug smugglers using a catapult to transport narcotics over the border between Mexico and Arizona near Naco. Video courtesy of U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
I agree with Poppa Lohan, this girl is severely drug addicted and on the last throes of life.
Anyway Muse magazine has just released this youtube clip of their recent photoshoot whereas their is heavy smoking, threesome sex, and an ode to the dope fiend look.
Seems like whoever is behind this is exploiting her to kick start their unknown magazine and are willing to show her drug addictions as bait. She has officially made herself the postergirl was heroin and std’s.
Damn. This is funny as sh#t and a reality check for Lil Wayne that while he is locked up he needs to clean his self up and leave the white stuff alone.
Source: Real Talk NY
I will believe when I see it. If this report were proved to be accurate, what will governments do with laws structured to lock away people for years for minor drug offenses?If the demand is lessing then the laws should reflect it too.
In what can arguably be considered a hip-hop public service announcement, Malice – one half of the Virgina rap duo Clipse – put out a short video on his newly launched blog to address his real life versus the drug-dealing life he rhymes about.
As previously reported Anthony “Geezy” Gonzalez, an associate of the Clipse, was recently indicted for running a $10 million drug ring in Virgina Beach.
Without specifically mentioning the situation, Malice released a Vlog speaking about how his rap verses are more fantasy than reality. “There’s a lot of foolishness in hip-hop as my grandmother would say,” he said. “And I just want to say that I am and have been a part of the problem, the thing about it is I need foolishness in my hip-hop, I need foolishness in my movies. I happen to like that. To me a movie is not good unless you got some bricks being moved or a few people get killed.” Read more…
U.S. manufacturers, including major drugmakers, have legally released at least 271 million pounds of pharmaceuticals into waterways that often provide drinking water – contamination the federal government has consistently overlooked, according to an Associated Press investigation.
Hundreds of active pharmaceutical ingredients are used in a variety of manufacturing, including drugmaking: For example, lithium is used to make ceramics and treat bipolar disorder; nitroglycerin is a heart drug and also used in explosives; copper shows up in everything from pipes to contraceptives.
Federal and industry officials say they don’t know the extent to which pharmaceuticals are released by U.S. manufacturers because no one tracks them – as drugs. But a close analysis of 20 years of federal records found that, in fact, the government unintentionally keeps data on a few, allowing a glimpse of the pharmaceuticals coming from factories.
As part of its ongoing PharmaWater investigation about trace concentrations of pharmaceuticals in drinking water, AP identified 22 compounds that show up on two lists: the EPA monitors them as industrial chemicals that are released into rivers, lakes and other bodies of water under federal pollution laws, while the Food and Drug Administration classifies them as active pharmaceutical ingredients. Read more…
Now although we don’t dip into the realm of “gossip bloggin” we do agree that Amy Winehouse‘s spectacular fall is news worthy. It is sad to say the least especially since she has a legion of fans that are following her every move. Let us have a moment of silence…
This is definetly a surprising and shocking story about some cocaine found in California. The coke seems to be have given a recognizable candy flavor. This seems puzzling because cocaine is not ingested, so the allure of a candy taste is weird. The article below seeks to explain the attraction of sweet cocaine.
Federal drug agents say candy-flavored cocaine is a new and troubling development and are hoping to keep it from spreading to the rest of the country after its recent emergence in California.
Cocaine cut with an added flavoring is less potent, but the 1½ pounds seized last month were a full-strength powder into which strawberry, coconut, lemon and cinnamon flavoring had been chemically synthesized.
“Attempting to lure new, younger customers to a dangerous drug by adding candy flavors is an unconscionable marketing technique,” Taylor said. He said it was vital that law enforcement authorities work together quickly to shut down operations that could spread the new drug to other parts of the country.
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A young couple got into a fracas over which gang their 4 year old will join. The mom is a Crip and the father is a Westside Baller and apparently the tot’s gang affilation is major arguement in the household. Unbelieveable.
On Saturday, Joseph Manzanares stormed into the Hollywood Video store where his girlfriend worked, threatened to kill her and knocked over several video displays and even a computer, Commerce City police Sgt. Joe Sandoval said.
His girlfriend told police that they had been arguing about the upbringing of their son and which gang he should belong to. The teen mother, who is black, is a member of the Crips. Manzanares is Hispanic and belongs to the Westside Ballers gang, the woman said.
Full story here
In what would be a historic legal decision, seven states are comptemplating lowering the legal drinking age to 18.
Supporting the measures are youth advocates whose rationale is that the “forbidden fruit” of underage drinking would dissappear if the legal age is lowered.
What do you think?
The government is actively trying to persuade these states from changing when teens are able to as we say “Get Smashed!!”.
Check out Fox News story below..
Okay this right here is definetly a no-brainer, an energy drink that utilizes a marketing plan that resembles a highly addictive drug like cocaine and is in powder form.
Now for all the flack given to gangsterism in rap music [as noted in the A.Keys post] this has to be one of the worst campaigns and if this is not taken off the shelves, I do not want to hear one word about gangsta rap anymore from any of you. Energy drinks are one thing, but a table filled with white powder is another.
Here is a news story about the drink..
DEA is a new reality show that will bring you INSIDE THE DRUG WAR from current murder capital Detroit.
Produced by happy go lucky Al Roker of Today show fame, who would have thought that a show about drugs, guns, and murder would come from the modern day potato head. Should be interesting..
Watch the 10 minute teaser here
Spike TV’s DEA Episode Three – First Act
Update: This show is definetly pro-police but the trailer was good and showed how much the DEA rely on snitches to make cases and should make any potential drug dealers re-think their career choice.
WTF!? Sean Levert, brother of Gerald Levert, son of O’Jay alum Eddie Levert collapsed in the Cuyahoga County Jail while serving time for failing to pay child support. Sean, 39 was rushed to the hospital and died from unknown causes. In November 2006 Levert passed away at 40 from a concoction of prescription meds and over-the-counter drugs. Best known as a member of the super group Levert, Sean also made appearances in movies like New Jack City. Damn, say a prayer for Eddie. Story still developing…
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Now there are about a million blogs who bash Amy Winehouse everyday so it has never been of interest to the Street Knowledge contributors to add on to her troubles, but these before and after pics were such a contrast. With new pics and videos coming out everyday and the most recent showing some very severe skin infections it was amazing to see her when she was not so famous but looking much better and much healthier. Thoughts?
Robert Downey Jr, who is set to play Iron Man this summer, has caused a bunch of controversey not related to the soon to be blockbuster comic book flick. Robert who has keep his drug demons at bay for the last few years, has decided along with the blessing of Ben Stiller to portray a black man in the film Tropic Thunder.
The film is causing debate on all sides of the politically correct racial lines we are now threading(especially with a great black senator ahead in the race for democratic presidential nominee).
In the this pic, I myself was fooled into believing this was an actual brother.Though the film will not be released until August we will see if public ridicule will let this film see the light of day.
More at [Daily Mail]
Update: Click here for the teaser
In a truly wtf story, a Tamba Bay rapper has been arrested for carrying a concealed weapon(boxcutter) on an airplane in a hollowed out book. Reports allege he claims to have used the book as a stash for money and weed that he hid from his roomates, and that he boarded the plane forgetting to remove the book from his luggage. In addition his rhyme book(lyrics), were found to have strong references to drugs, guns, and violence. Already serving a 30 day sentence with serious state charges to follow, this has to be a case of when keeping it real goes wrong..
Click here for full story..
The notion of unfair drug laws have been talked about for years and some minor changes may be on the horizon. Check out this dope article on crack-cocaine and the hideous state of drug sentencing in this beloved country of ours from our new homie over @ Hip Hop Linguistics