Burning up your local Hip Hop blog. Check out the tense convo with Lil Yachty on Everyday Struggle.
On today’s special episode of #EverydayStruggle, Lil Yachty joins Joe Budden and DJ Akademiks to talk his new album, the controversial cover, his view on hip-hop, and much more. The debate got intense but everyone held their own.
Hello, After more than 20 years, I’ve finally decided to tell the world what I witnessed in 1991, which I believe was one of the biggest turning point in popular music, and ultimately American society. I have struggled for a long time weighing the pros and cons of making this story public as I was reluctant to implicate the individuals who were present that day. So I’ve simply decided to leave out names and all the details that may risk my personal well being and that of those who were, like me, dragged into something they weren’t ready for.
Between the late 80’s and early 90’s, I was what you may call a “decision maker” with one of the more established company in the music industry. I came from Europe in the early 80’s and quickly established myself in the business. The industry was different back then. Since technology and media weren’t accessible to people like they are today, the industry had more control over the public and had the means to influence them anyway it wanted. This may explain why in early 1991, I was invited to attend a closed door meeting with a small group of music business insiders to discuss rap music’s new direction. Little did I know that we would be asked to participate in one of the most unethical and destructive business practice I’ve ever seen.
The meeting was held at a private residence on the outskirts of Los Angeles. I remember about 25 to 30 people being there, most of them familiar faces. Speaking to those I knew, we joked about the theme of the meeting as many of us did not care for rap music and failed to see the purpose of being invited to a private gathering to discuss its future….
Jeff interviews author John Potash, topics include: the corrupt oligarchy, Tupac Shakur, Tupac was an an activist before becoming a rapper, FBI war on Tupac Shakur, Black Panthers as community activists, Huey Newton, Black Panther Cubs, Mike Tyson, entrapment, targeting of political musicians, Death Row Records was a US intelligence front, conspiracy and cover up, MK Ultra, CIA and drugs, Afghanistan, Kurt Cobain, Jimmi Hendrix, and much more.
The Greatest Rapper of All Time shares dual covers of New York Mag with friend and collaborator Jay Z who hasn’t done too bad since his tragic death back in 1997. These covers highlight New York Mag’s ode to 26 Musicians Who Shaped New York City. To see the throwback Jay cover go HERE..
He makes his case that Jay Z has for the past few years, has been riding the coattails of Kanye West. I caunderstand his points but I don’t necessarily agree for a bunch of reasons. The fact Hov will forever be in the conversation for Greatest MC ever and though Kanye is a megastar, his name rarely if ever comes up in those debates. But without a doubt Hov has reinvented his self a bunch of times and he is smart enough to ride the wave of new trends instead of fighting them. The fact he took his former artist Young Chris’s flow and ran with that and pretty much shows how he can take something and make it his own. He himself said “you made it a hot line, I made it a hot song”.
Depending on how many hits this get, I can tell if you guys are still interested in this type of stuff along with the daily stuff we post on this blog.
Well here we have rapper Foxy Brown (who has not had a hit in ages) in a clip of a sex tape supposedly let loose by Maino. Full version is sure to be released in 5,4,3,. Hit the jump to see her in all her glory!
I wish I was a dad so I could make my kids get me this for Father’s Day. And I don’t even play chess. This chess set was featured in the recent viral Greg Street/Jermaine Dupri video and features 32 hand crafted chess figurines of hip-hop’s greatest artists including Snoop, Jay-Z, Missy, Luda and of course Biggie and Tupac. Set will cost you $5 grand and can be ordered at Incidentals. RZA should be all over this. Check out more closeup pics after the jump. Continue reading →
LA Times who themselves have had shakeups in their news divisions this week with their focus being shifted to the web, have totally retracted their story provided by Chuck Phillips.The story “An Attack on Tupac Shakur Launched a Hip-Hop War” made news about two weeks ago when Phillips charged that he had evidence that Diddy and Jimmy Rosemond had prior knowledge of an violent shooting and assault on legendary rapper Tupac at a recording studio in NYC.
An article and related materials published on the Los Angeles Times website on March 17 have been removed from the site because they relied heavily on information that The Times no longer believes to be credible.
The Times has since concluded that the FBI reports were fabricated and that some of the other sources relied on — including the person Philips previously believed to be the “confidential source” cited in the FBI reports — do not support major elements of the story.
It seeems the city of Compton wants nothing to do with Suge Knight or the Piru Blood Gang he has been associated with for years. The city is saying these gang organizations and Suge himself, are the cause of many of the murder, drugs, and violence that plagues Compton and many other communities across the nation. With Suge’s money problems,the unresolved murders of Big and Pac still over his head, and the rise of Crooked I,this is just another thing he probably wish would go away. Full story at Thug Life Army…
Former Bloods Gang founder T Rogers works now to keep youth out of gangs across America.