Who the F*$@ is Slim Jesus?!

By now, many of you have gotten word of the latest craze on the Internet; it’s a music video by an 18-year-old white rapper from Hamilton, OH who goes by the name “Slim Jesus.” If you’re like me, you might be wondering how the hell this kid blew up out of nowhere and why is the hip hop community rallying behind such a mediocre and generic song? To be more specific, this video has landed placement on blogs such as HotNewHipHop, Complex, HipHopDX, and of course, WorldStarHipHop. He has already received co-signs and shout outs from industry figures like Lil Bibby, Meek Mill, Twista, Diplo, and DJ Akademiks. He has exactly three songs on his SoundCloud, the oldest of which was uploaded two months ago. He had zero online presence prior to this video going viral. If upcoming artists are given this level of exposure and it is not earned through the merit of their hard work and/or talent, then what is it? Their skin color, a gimmick, sex appeal, shock value…? I think the answer is clear in this situation.

Public Enemy put out a great video with a positive message less than a month ago that has garnered over a quarter million views and a quick Google search will show that it’s nowhere to be found on any of these sites. Hell, Chicago drill rappers Dae Dot and Reesemoneybagz released a song that is arguably far superior to Slim’s months ago and they rap over the same beat. And yet, their version flew under the radar; I wonder why? It’s moments like this in hip-hop that makes one question if the acquisition of a dollar holds more value than the love and appreciation of the art. Is that extra traffic to your website or likes on your social media post more important than respecting the craft?

[video] Creflo Dollar Respond About The $65 Million Dollar Private Jet Fundraising

Charlatan Creflo Dollar aka Pastor Offering cooks up a response in front of his loyal sheep about the controversy of his needing a $65 million dollar private jet.

I can dream as long as I want to. I can believe God as long as I want to. If I want to believe God for a $65 million plane, you cannot stop me. You cannot stop me from dreaming. You can’t stop me from dreaming. I’m gon’ dream until Jesus comes […]

If you think a $65 million plane was too much, if they discover that there’s life on Mars, they gon’ need to hear the Gospel and I’m gon have to believe God for a $1 billion space shuttle because we got to preach the Gospel on Mars. I dare you to tell me I can’t dream. I dare you to tell me I can’t believe God […]


[video] Epic Fail: JesusHatesObama.Com Says Banned Superbowl Commercial is all a Joke

These guys are totally money hungry idiots that obviously have no respect for our President. I wanna see the first tea partier who wears one of these, cause this garbage is suited for them totally. They are saying this was banned but do we really believe these guys have the bank to afford a Super Bowl commercial slot which is probably running north of  $3 million. Sounds like play for some publicity for the few a-holes who would buy this junk.

“do we really believe that Jesus hates Obama? Of course not! However, we do believe in freedom…as in the freedom to make fun of the Obama administration with novelty t-shirts…our products may be a joke but so are the policies of this administration.”

via Huff Post

Fox has rejected a proposed Super Bowl ad from a conservative comedy site called JesusHatesObama.com.

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[video] Rick Ross on Lift Every Voice

The Biggest Boss bangs a left and goes religious on Curtis. Instead of sitting down with Farrakhan and mediating his beef, he takes the alternate route and goes on BET’s Lift Every Voice and says he feels he’s victorious in his squabble with 50 cuz he has Jesus on his side. Only in Hip Hop, only in Hip Hop folks.

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[Op-Ed] Is OBAMA The ONE?

With all of this talk about Obama being the “Anti-Christ” or THE ONE (even McCain?) I did a lil’ research to find out what the underbelly of the argument is. His meteoric rise reminds some of the Coming of the Saviour Sun, or the Phoenix in Egyptian folklore and for others they are adherents to his Gospel of Hope and Belief at a time of Doubt and Despair. For them he is more than a candidate, more than just a politician in a cheap suit. I had my doubts and I had my suspicions of him doing his best J.C. (Jesus Christ stupid!) renditions until I came across an archived interview he did in Chicago that delves deeply into the spirituality of the man the whole world is impatiently awaiting: Mr. Barack Hussein Obama! (trumpets sound)

Barack Obama: The 2004 “God Factor” Interview Transcript

30 APRIL 2008
Chicago-Sun Time religion columnist Cathleen Falsani (”God Girl”)

Editor’s Note:
At 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 27, 2004, when I was the religion reporter (I am now its religion columnist) at the Chicago Sun-Times, I met then-State Sen. Barack Obama at Café Baci, a small coffee joint at 330 S. Michigan Avenue in Chicago, to interview him exclusively about his spirituality. Our conversation took place a few days after he’d clinched the Democratic nomination for the U.S. Senate seat that he eventually won. We spoke for more than an hour. He came alone. He answered everything I asked without notes or hesitation. The profile of Obama that grew from the interview at Cafe Baci became the first in a series in the Sun-Times called “The God Factor,” that eventually became my first book, The God Factor: Inside the Spiritual Lives of Public People (FSG, March 2006.) Because of the staggering interest in now U.S. Sen. Obama’s faith and spiritual predilections, I thought it might be helpful to share that interivew, uncut and in its entirety, here. Continue reading

Killer Mike Talks God, Politics & Obama as Messiah…Deep Brother, Deep

via HipHop DX

See [and] I ain’t even talk about the racial swipes they take at Obama, because I believe that in any political race they’re gonna take racial swipes. That’s fine. So that doesn’t matter to me that they even did that. My thing is, if you’re gonna allow cheating, allow it on both sides. [But] I would like to congratulate Obama for running a stellar campaign, that didn’t have to step in the mud…too much, ‘cause it’s still politics.”

On why the songs on Grind II are a little political but mostly serve as motivational music for d-boy’s to git up, git out and git something better for their lives:

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