|".....Lee did not hesitate to criticize black culture as well. He criticzed ganster rap as projecting a poor cultural message. Lee, who is the creative director at NYU's Maurice Kanbar Institute of Film and Television, argues that gangster rap supports the idea that being educated is tantamount to "acting white."
Rich Harrison is also in the process of launching his own Maryland-based label, Richcraft Records
, in conjunction with Atlantic Records. Sounds like this is gonna keep him super busy. Maybe that is why he has not one track on the new Amerie CD. mmmmmmmmmh?
The ZULU vs GAME drama continues................
Rapper 50 Cent my have to cough up a serious amount of cash if he loses a civil suit filed against him, amid US reports that his insurers won't cover the potential cost.
The rapper could find himself having to pay up to 10 million US dollars in damages out of his own pocket if he loses a pending assault case filed by DJ Richard Dunkerson.
The DJ claims that Fiddy's posse assaulted him in January 2005 after a US radio interview in the Washington suburb of Lanham, Maryland and subsequently ridiculed him in the G-Unit track Hate It Or Love It.
According to the New York Post, the 31-year-old rapper, whose real name is Curtis Jackson, waited over a year before reporting the assault case against him, giving his insurers, National Fire, the opportunity to invalidate his coverage should he lose the suit.
*They finally buried James Brown.
May God rest his soul. Between the mess surrounding his and Anna Nicole Smith's deaths and both of their families fighting over the body like decomposition will wait......I am going to create a clear and concise will
. I tell ya
.....money really makes grown folks act silly.
But hey......did ja know:Brown had significant family ties to the Baltimore area.
His second wife, Deidre Jenkins Brown, was from Baltimore and at one time lived in the Milford Mill area. She sued him for divorce in Baltimore County Circuit Court in 1983.
There is a DEFINITE
problem in Baltimore....that doesn't seem to be getting better. The poor will probably stay poor and the rich - Aw man!!! They gonna get richer!More on
.............The Baltimore disparity
Interesting read:Shattering the Myths
by Hip Hop Luminary Shock G(speaks on relationship with Tupac and his love of white women)
Not sure if you knew, but Maryland is a state where the death penalty is legal. And to my surprise...they have no problem with frying women:Case underlines rarity in Md. of death penalty for women
*THIS JUST IN
..........last week Fox Boogie
PHILADELPHIA - A judge extended Beanie Sigel's supervised release
after the rapper was questioned in federal court about a positive drug test and association with convicted felons.
Sigel was sentenced in October 2004 to 12 months and a day, plus two years of supervised release, on gun and drug charges.
The U.S. Probation Office asked for a hearing Wednesday to change his supervised release status, saying he failed to notify his probation officer that he had been stopped and questioned by police on Aug. 20. He was with several people, at least one of them a convicted felon, at the time, police said.
Sigel also tested positive for codeine and morphine in a drug test in December.
*MOTHER AND DAUGHTER PEN "GHETTO" NURSERY RHYMES
: Baltimore pair uses famous characters to illustrate life and hope in the hood.
I have got to get a hold of this book before i past judgement, but.......whatever happened to ghettonopoly after the outcry? And no surprise.....they are from Bmore! We are well on our way to securing our spot as the most ghetto city for another year.
*Its a bout time:Album From Mya Set For June Release
The album titled "Liberation" is set to be available in stores June 26th, 2007. And DJ Lil Mic will be touring with her
I think Juan Williams is a bright man, but when are these civil rights pontificators going to actually ask the people what the problem is?Leaders debate black progress
CONGRATS ARE IN ORDER:
WASHINGTON POSTTHE SINGLES FILE
Tuesday, February 20, 2007; Page C05Blaqstarr:"Gun Up in the Air""Not to be confused with Black Star, Mos Def and Talib Kweli's rap duo of yesteryear, Blaqstarr is a young Baltimore club producer making dizzying future-funk and dystopic dance floor threats: "Put ya' hands up like a gun up in the air."
Not sure what is up, but there are quite a few scholarly shows scheduled during this month that will focus on the impact of Hip Hop on our society.
*A daring look at hip-hop
Examination of culture brings insight, outrageOriginally published February 20, 2007
There was one scheduled to air the night before last on PBS, but it was pulled:
Maryland Public Television is not airing the film tonight but will air it out of prime time during the summer. The reason, according to MPT management: Independent Lens films do not generate high enough ratings to warrant a place on its regular schedule.
Last night CNN
ran a story also:
IS HIP HOP ART OR POISON?
why won't they do an indept examination/review/discussion of the impact of payola?
Leave it to Davey D
.Payola and the State of Hip Hop & Urban Radio
by Davey D
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