Is Remy’s Conviction an Indictment on Hip Hop?

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This is a tragedy on all sides. First Kimberly. Then Inga. Now Remy. Hip Hop’s female hierarchy is heading to the slammer at an unprecedented ratio. Sure, dudes are getting locked up but at a ratio of one out of every twenty. Mind you there is only like 10 female emcees and at least 6 of them have been in potential penitentiary-bound circumstances. Nobody wins when there are children involved and I’m sure you’re like, ‘she should’ve thought about all that before she pulled the trigger.’ My thing is not only are you right, but the irony is that the reality of her actions are too much for us to swallow, but when its the content in her raps we don’t have any problem jammin’ out to the sh*t on our iPods.

Yet we expect some authenticity from our “stars.” If they let their thing off they are deemed to be the “real deal” the “genuine article.” How many songs have come out to applaud the “realness” of Shyne for letting his thing off in the club but yet they clown him behind his back for taking a dive for Puff? “How can he be so stupid” but “He so gangsta.” Which one is it? I was in Club New York that night and it wasn’t nothing gangsta about what went down. How many of his fans write him? Visit him? Send him bread? We abandon our own during their times of need and neglect the very relationship that was forged by us buying into their fairy tales. Continue reading

Papoose To Wed Remy In Prison?

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UPDATE: Remy’s people posted this plea for her fanbase

Please write letters about how Remy and her music has positively affected you, influenced you, inspired you, etc…in hopes that the judge will be lenient in Remy’s upcoming sentencing. Thank you all for your support.
LETTERSFORREMY@GMAIL.COM

This had the be the worst week ever for Brooklyn’s own Papoose, Pap-poose. First he loses comrade Cavlar in a hail of bullets Downtown Brooklyn, then on Thursday his girlfriend Remy Martin was convicted on all charges stemming from a shooting last year outside of a Manhattan nightclub. This prompted him to release this response and come clean about their rumored relationship:

“We always wanted to keep our personal lives personal, so that’s why we never went public with our relationship,” he wrote in an e-mail to MTV News. “Right now, I just feel like she gotta live through me. Yes, we were scheduled to be married on a yacht April 27th. But due to circumstances beyond our control, we are now making arrangements to be married in prison…All her supporters who feel Remy had an influence on their life should write a short letter to the judge asking for the shortest sentence possible,” he wrote. “Send it to LettersForRemy@gmail.com.”
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