Still on the fence about Freeway Rick aka The Real Rick Ross and the damage he caused the black community and how it decimated black families for decades. But these Vlad TV interviews are fascinating and how matter of factly he speaks about the drug trade.
Former drug kingpin Freeway “Ricky” served nearly 15 years of what was originally a life sentence for his involvement in the Iran-Contra during the Reagan administration. After he was released from jail for a separate case, fellow drug lord Oscar Danilo Blandón reached out to him for one last job. At this point Ricky had stopped selling cocaine, but was asked to introduce Blandon to a deal, which ultimately turned out to be faulty. “People’s head are popping up at out cars and it was a set up,” Freeway Ricky says of the day he was arrested for his ties to the Contras. “I wanted a 20-year deal, and they offered me a plea where I plead guilty, and if the judge wanted to give me 20 she could. If she wanted to give me life, she could. I said ‘Nah, I’ll take my chance on appeal.'”
America’s heroin addiction problem is out of control. Also glad to see a cop save a life for once.
Don’t be fooled by this people this is just window dressing. The Prison Industrial Complex is in effect and moving right along incarcerating thousands upon thousands each day with no plan for rehabilitation.
President Barack Obama has commuted the sentences of 46 drug offenders, citing his belief that “America is a nation of second chances.” CNN’s Jim Acosta reports.
When is Bill gonna stop the damn gibberish and just say he didn’t rape or drug any of these women? His advisers are digging a grave for him he may never recover from.
After his manager OTF Chino was recently murdered, he has changed course and asks the youth of Chicago to put the guns down. DJ Akademics gives his analysis of the situation.
Everything was all good ‘bout a week ago.
The rapper Bobby Shmurda was arrested today after a long-term investigation by the NYPD related to his possible involvement in shootings and narcotics trafficking. This is Shmurda’s third brush with the law in recent months, following charges for possessing a gun and marijuana.
Anatomy of a Hit: How Bobby Shmurda’s ‘Hot Boy’ Came to Life
Kati Cornell, the director of public information for New York City’s special narcotics prosecutor, confirmed that the rapper was arrested in his car in the early hours of morning. According to official sources, he was arrested along with several members of GS9, the Brooklyn gang that also lends its name to Shmurda’s rap crew.
it was only a matter of time until someone capitalized off of the hysteria, other than the US Govt. It’s still hard to imagine a fiend running up, saying “you got that Ebola?” I don’t recall there ever being packs of dope labeled “AIDS” when that was the national hysteria, but you know….I may be wrong.
This dude is the scum of the earth and used his influence to rob, scam and possibly in effect church members with the A.I.D.S virus all in the name of the Lord.
The pastor of an Alabama Baptist church has confessed that he knowingly exposed women congregants to HIV by having sex with them while ill with AIDS. Montgomery’s WSFA Channel 12 reported that now ex-Pastor Juan Demetrius McFarland of the Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church made a series of revelations to the congregation in sermons that have left parishioners shaken, angry and confused.
McFarland has admitted to misuse of church funds, taking illicit drugs and seducing multiple women congregants, all the while knowing that he was suffering from full-blown AIDS.
That headline is a bit misleading. It is actually the story of Gary Webb who discovered how the C.I.A was implicit in the drug trade and using the likes of the real Rick Ross to funnel massive amounts of drugs into the country and using the profits to fund various wars.
Two-time Academy Award nominee Jeremy Renner (“The Bourne Legacy”) leads an all-star cast in a dramatic thriller based on the remarkable true story of Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Gary Webb. Webb stumbles onto a story which leads to allegations that the CIA was aware of major dealers who were smuggling cocaine into the U.S., and using the profits to arm rebels fighting in Nicaragua. Webb keeps digging to uncover a conspiracy with explosive implications — and draws the kind of attention that threatens not just his career, but his family and his life.
So if this sexual abuse and pedophilia is going on in Hollywood, what is going on in the music industry? Promising young teenage boys movie roles in exchange for sex is a sick practice and these executives who participate in this behavior needed to be outed and charged as sexual predators and jailed.
X-Men director Bryan Singer is accused of drugging and anally raping Michael F. Egan III, who was allegedly underage at the time. And now Singer may have company in court.
Egan’s lawyer Jeff Herman, explained that he’s going to sue for three more incidents, saying, “I’m going to file three more lawsuits Monday in Hawaii alleging three other Hollywood insiders were participating in the abuses of Mike Egan.”
Meanwhile, Singer’s lawyer maintains that this case is total bunk, saying: “It is obvious that this case was filed in an attempt to get publicity at the time when Bryan’s new movie is about to open in a few weeks.”
Bill Cosby gets the same treatment R. Kelly got from The Village Voice, from blogsite Gawker, who details the many sexual assault accusations made against lovable comedian and actor Bill Cosby who is slated to head up a new sitcom on NBC sometime in the near future. I do remember these accusations being leveled at the comedian a few years back and according to Gawker’s Tom Scocca, Cosby quietly settled a few of the cases preventing the victims from speaking on their accusations of him (drugging and sexual assaulting them while unconscious) publicly any further. If any of these stories are true, I should hope everyone agrees that sexual predator is a sexual predator regardless of he is the funniest or most lovable grandpa on the planet.
So the current crisis over how people are supposed to feel about Woody Allen is on some level odd. Woody Allen’s status as an accused child molester has been a matter of public record since before Manhattan Murder Mystery came out. Anyone who didn’t think about it before now had chosen not to think about it.
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.
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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.
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.
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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.” Continue reading
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. Continue reading
Amy’s Spectacular Fall
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.
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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..
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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…
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..
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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