After dropping the viral visual “WAP” with rap sensation Megan Thee Stallion, reality TV star turned living legend Cardi B took to SiriusXM Radio to talk about her current political involvement and her public support from democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden.
Speaking about former democratic hopeful Bernie Sanders withdrawing from the race saying, “You know what, I was so f–king mad because it’s like people, when he dropped, people was like ‘oh what do you mean?’ Why? Because of y’all! Because you know how this new generation is. We be loving something but we just be lazy to do it, it’s like motherf**kers was just lazy to vote for him.”
Cardi also mentioned her intent to sit down with the former VP, in the same manner, she did with Bernie Sanders in order to garner the democratic nominee more support before the upcoming election.
As everyone remotely interested in boxing knows, boxing legends “Iron” Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr. will be facing off in the ring for an eight-round exhibition fight next month, which is known as “The Frontline Battle”.
Speaking to TMZ, Tyson was asked if the fight would end with a KO, to which the Brooklyn native responded, “if the opportunity comes, I’m always looking for it.”
Social media publication Triller announced a ten part docuseries leading up to the fight, which is scheduled for September 12 and will be available via pay-per-view.
Anyone who truly knows their Dirty South Hip Hop history knows the longstanding beef between ATL rappers Jeezy, T.I. and Gucci Mane. The aforementioned two sat down face to face and chopped it up on Tip’s ExpediTIously podcast about how the trio could create a peace treaty, which would be monumental for the rap game, but best for their hometown of ATL.
The issues between the three ATLiens seem to be almost irreconcilable, with some incidents that have turned violent and at least one, where someone from Jeezy’s camp was shot and killed by Gucci Mane, so even to have the discussion was a monumental move.
Even with all of the positive discussions about reconciliation, Mr. 1017 has yet to respond to the white flag discussion.
It’s been almost 35 years since the Beastie Boys released the all-time classic, Licensed to Ill. And while some of the record’s lyrics and antics sound dated, the album is still exceptional.
For Beastie Boys fans, Licensed to Ill is a glimpse into the lives of MCA, Ad-Rock, Mike D and their first DJ and producer Rick Rubin. Their debut album is a pastiche of inside jokes and musical inspiration pulled from the classic rock and hip-hop records they listened to in Rick’s college dorm room.
Rick recently connected with Mike D, Ad-Rock and Spike Jonze, who directed the new Beastie Boys documentary. With Spike playing moderator, they teleport back to the early ‘80s and talk about their lives leading up to the release of “Licensed to Ill.” It’s all here—the inspiration behind “Brass Monkey,” Rick’s infamous bubble machine, and why DJ Double R bailed on the Beastie’s first big break — opening up for Madonna on her 1985 tour.
Rick and Adam Horovitz haven’t talked in about twenty years, and like most Zoom calls, their reunion gets off to a glitchy start. Mike D kicks things off.
Back in 1993, a 22-year-old Tupac Shakur took the podium at the 23rd Annual Indiana Black Expo and bared his heart about police brutality, going to war and ownership.
Introduced by Dr. Khalid Abdul Muhammad, who held the same sentiments as the late rapper…Tupac told the kids of the 90’s to put their minds together and go to war. Speaking on ownership as a man and woman, bearing arms, and togetherness, an emotional Tupac shared his experience as a black man in America who became successful. The platinum rapper stopped his busy schedule to influence a group of young black teenagers who were hanging on his every word, Tupac commanded the crowd to stand up for something. Shoulder to shoulder. And today his words are echoing the feelings of the new generation of this nation.
“We can’t be do but so much marching…We’ve been marching for damn near 100 years. We are marching on the anniversary of marches from when we marched 25 years ago.” Pushing the kids to arm themselves and challenge the system many disagree with his words. It still remains that the soldier attitude and passion Tupac illuminated seems to be gone from this era.
That year, Pac spoke to us, and his words still ring a bell today. What changes will we make? Where are our leaders today? Who will this generation listen to?
“These white people see us as thugs…”
Watch Tupac’s epic speech below. Rest in power king.
CNN’s Don Lemon is fed up with Hollywood and he’s not biting his tongue. The Tonight host said he had received texts and tweets from famous faces who were afraid to “hurt [their] brands.” He gave a call out to Hollywood stars to become active and speak out about protests over the death of another unarmed black man. Lemon charged, Where are you? You can’t step up for these injustices? Where’s the black leadership?”
Lemon continued, “I’ve seen them on Twitter, I see them, ‘Oh, I’m loving what Don Lemon’s doing’ … But they gotta do more than that. “Why aren’t they helping these young people? These young people are out there standing on a platform at the edge of an abyss by themselves…Yes, I’m calling you out, and you can be mad at me all you want. And what they’re doing, you’re sitting there and watching TV and you’re b***tching abut it… Get on television or do something and help these young people instead of sitting in your mansions and doing nothing. And have some moral courage and stop worrying about your reputation and your brand. “
“I don’t want people to see me mad, it might hurt my business, I’m so upset I have to go to my country house.” The CNN host noted that Beyoncé had called for justice for George Floyd in an Instagram post. “You can’t?…”If you’re not going to do it now, when are you going to do it?… Stop making excuses.”
Producer/MCLord Finesse met Big L on125th street in Harlem years ago and went on to create classics alongside their group Diggin’ In the Crates. Following his untimely passing, Mass Appeal recently announced they are releasing a documentary, and Lord Finesse says its wrong. He nor Big L’s family is involved in the project.
Big L’s career began with the rap group Children of the Corn with Cam’ron, Bloodshed, and Mase. In 1992, he signed to Columbia Records and joined Diggin’ in the Crates crew alongside Fat Joe, Buckwild, Showbiz and AG and OC.
Mass Appeal released the first trailer for Foul Child: The Legend of Big L. The documentary explores the life and legacy of the slain Harlem MC. Mass Appeal CEO Peter Bittenbender spoke about the doc in a statement. “We hope this short documentary inspires the creation of a full-length piece to tell more of his incredible story. Although just a small piece of the puzzle,” Bittenbender continued, “we’re proud to unleash something for L’s fans to give a unique glimpse into his legacy.”
Lifestylez ov da Poor & Dangerous debuted at number 22 on Billboard‘s Top R&B/Hip Hop charts in 1995. Shortly after, L parted ways with Columbia. After starting his own independent label Flamboyant Entertainment, he dropped the single “Ebonics” in 1998. The single aught the eye of Harlem native Dame Dash, who was about to sign L to Roc-A-Fella, along with Jay-Z and two other rappers in a group called “The Wolfpack.” Shortly thereafter, he was murdered in his native Harlem.
On his Instagram page, Lord Finesse expressed disdain over the release of the documentary. “I was just informed that the short doc got the green light because the people in charge of the funding was under the influence that DITC was gonna be involved. That’s definitely not the case.. I am not a participant in the upcoming short doc “Foul Child” but what caught me off guard is I was also informed neither is Big L’s family. . There’s a right & wrong way to do things. This is totally wrong. How do you put this together without Big L’s family involvement .??? Crazy.”
The legendary Showbiz added on his page, “The thought of making a Big L doc/movie or whatever w/o (Lord finesse) & DITC members sounds crazy and is for personal gain only. Docs from ppl who never met or knew him like that putting together his story w/o his fam? Whats the purpose? His story cant be told w/o his music family. So any doc/movie etc.. you see w/o DITC, preemo & kid capri it AINT official !!! Who tf are these ppl?? RIP BIG L!!”
Producer DJ Premier added a comment to both posts, “MIDDLE FUCKIN FINGERS UP…HOW CAN YOU EVEN FEEL RIGHT ABOUT YOURSELF?”
SUPER FUCKIN FACTS SHOW!!! BIG L IS TOO IMPORTANT TO BE THROWN OUT THERE WITHOUT PROPER HISTORY FROM THOSE WHO WERE THERE AND STILL LIVING…BIG L WE RIDE WITH YOU BROTHER… DITC AND FLAMBOYANT…
And Fat Joe simply joined in with “I stand with ness.”
Few people can boast that they took their skills as a champion underground battle rap emcee, catapulted their notoriety as a gif to the world virtually, secured himself into the heart of pop culture as a comedian on the longest-running show in the history of MTV and then secured his own TV show.
But Conceited can.
Brooklyn’s own Conceited (whose real name is Reggie Sergile) has been a cast member of Nick Cannon’s Wild ‘N Out for 9 seasons, most noted for his signature ‘Cut the Beat’ during the ‘Wildstyle’ round that combines freestyle rapping with jokes. He cuts the beat because, in the battle rap culture, where he made his name before the show, he rhymed acapella.
Now in addition to his ensemble work, he has been pegged to be the host of the new show, Sneaker Wars.
An online digital show, the game show series combines the ingenuity of the Food Network’s Chopped or Beat Bobby Flay with the fashion-forward creativity of Project Runway.
On the show, two sneaker customizers go head-to-head to see who can make the most fire kick using the secret material or accent, within the time perimeters, and with the most creativity.
Last year this time, incarcerated rapper Kodak Black made a stunning claim on IG Live that he punched Onyx front man Sticky Fingaz in the face. To add insult to injury, he even claimed that the crazy baldhead had a fugazi gun in his possession on the day in question.
Fredro Starr and Sticky himself sat down on the No Jumper podcast to dispel the claims made by the “Zeze” rapper. Check out how the 90s legends scoff at the idea.