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Battle Rapper Explains How He told the White Boy He was Going To Punch him in The Face if He Said the “N” Word… and He Still Said It!

West Philly battle rapper and completely thurl dude, Avenue C told the white rapper that if he said the N-word during their battle on the Push Your Pen League he was “gonna steal him,” and because white people swear they can do and say anything… still did it.

Caucasity at its best… or worst…

“We were talking about it before we even battled. He kept telling me that he was going to say something in one of his rounds that’s gonna make me want to steal him.” Avenue C shares with battle rap influencer and analyst Ben Swayze on his New Era podcast. “So I am telling him… ‘Bro… if you say something that’s gonna make me steal you, I am gonna steal you.”

“Prior to that, he and I had a conversation off-camera and I told him ‘Bro… I don’t want to hear you say the N-word in this battle, bruh.’”

Battle Rap Trap proprietor and rapper himself, DI da Hennyman chimed in with disbelief that he had the premeditated and unmitigated gall to say it in a room filled with Black and Brown people. Check it Avenue C’s remarks and see if you are just as outrage:

The larger conversation is why did he want to say it. Ta-Nehisi Coates places it in a clearer context.

Coates poses to the audience this, “The question one must ask is why so many white people have difficulty extending things that are basic laws of how human beings interact [with] Black people.”

But he doesn’t leave it there.

He further says, “When you’re white in this country, you’re taught that everything belongs to you. You think you have a right to everything. … You’re conditioned this way. It’s not because your hair is a texture or your skin is light. It’s the fact that the laws and the culture tell you this. You have a right to go where you want to go, do what you want to do, be, however — and people just got to accommodate themselves to you.”

“So here comes this word that you feel like you invented,” Coates continues. “And now somebody will tell you how to use the word that you invented. ‘Why can’t I use it? Everyone else gets to use it. You know what? That’s racism that I don’t get to use it. You know, that’s racist against me. You know, I have to inconvenience myself and hear this song and I can’t sing along. How come I can’t sing along?’”

While inviting you into our culture, there are rules to play with us. Coates details the challenge for white people who want to play, but don’t want to respect the playground that they are in. “The experience of being a Hip-Hop fan and not being able to use the word ‘ni**er’ is actually very, very insightful. It will give you just a little peek into the world of what it means to be Black. Because to be Black is to walk through the world and watch people doing things that you cannot do, that you can’t join in and do. So I think there’s actually a lot to be learned from refraining.”

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Kodak Black’s Mother Hires Trayvon Martin’s Attorney to Save her Son’s Life; Says She’d Commit Suicide if Her Son Dies in Prison

Earlier it was reported that Kodak Black believes that his life is in jeopardy while he is serving time. Well, if no one is taking him seriously, his mother is. So much so, his mom has enlisted the support and help of civil rights attorney Ben Crump to work his case and get him out.

Earlier in the week, Kodak Black (whose real name is Bill Kapri) shared that he believed that the correction officers and inmates at the facility he has been sentenced to are treating him poorly and threatening his life. His momma, Marcelene Simmons, is not having any of that and according to News 7 Miami, enlisted to high profile attorney to make sure nothing is happening to her baby.

“I want to make sure my son is OK,” said Simmons. “I want to make sure they don’t kill my son. If they kill my son, if my son dies, I’m going to kill myself too. My son, after God, my son is life to me. My son is everything for me.”

As a reminder, this is why she is concerned. Her son took to social media and got his entire Tekashi 69 on tattling on everyone in the prison wronging him.

“Lieutenant F. Arroyo has been very vindictive towards me and I have a strong feeling it has something to do with me being set up, laced, bruised and brutally beaten two weeks before my court date. There is a big conspiracy going on in this building on Me. Santiago Torres is using her position wrongfully in Miami FDC and is abusing her authority. She has been writing falsified incident reports on me, to take phone privileges that I get once a week while in solitary. Also, doing anything to take my gain time so that I come home literally when I am supposed to. One morning, she pulled me out my cell to tell me she is going to “Take my pretty little girlfriend off my visitation list’. For no other reason but to add insult to my distress. Not being able to see my significant other while locked away in this hell hole. Also, I was denied visit with my mother on December 23, two days before Christmas. Not only does my incoming mail take an average of a month To get to me but they are messing with my outgoing mail as well.
My family hasn’t received any of my letters for the holidays. Which is borderline cruel and unethical, but as if all this is not enough, on December 31 New Year’s Eve to be exact, I was handed an empty tray for breakfast. I brough
t it to their attention, but nothing was done for me. Since the camera shows them entering a tray through my flap, but meanwhile there is nothing in my tray when i. opened it. They are strategically killing me slowly in here. I have been humiliated over and over again. I am highly disappointed in the way they have treated not only me, but all the other inmates in this facility. With their self serving agenda they will always side with their fellow officers whether right or wrong.”

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Lieutenant F. Arroyo has been very vindictive towards me and I have a strong feeling it has something to do with me being set up, laced, bruised and brutally beaten two weeks before my court date. There is a big conspiracy going on in this building on Me. Santiago Torres is using her position wrongfully in Miami FDC and is abusing her authority. She has been writing falsified incident reports on me, to take phone privileges that I get once a week while in solitary. Also, doing anything to take my gain time so that I come home literally when I am supposed to. One morning, she pulled me out my cell to tell me she is going to “Take my pretty little girlfriend off my visitation list’. For no other reason but to add insult to my distress. Not being able to see my significant other while locked away in this hell hole. Also, I was denied visit with my mother on December 23, two days before Christmas. Not only does my incoming mail take an average of a month To get to me but they are messing with my outgoing mail as well. My family hasn’t received none of my letters for the holidays. Which is borderline cruel and unethical, but as if all this is not enough, on December 31 New Year’s Eve to be exact, I was handed an empty tray for breakfast. I brought it to their attention, but nothing was done for me. Since the camera shows them entering a tray through my flap, but meanwhile there is nothing in my tray when i. opened it. They are strategically killing me slowly in here. I have been humiliated over and over again. I am highly disappointed in the way they have treated not only me, but all the other inmates in this facility. With their self serving agenda they will always side with their fellow officers whether right or wrong.

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There are two trending thoughts about this.

The first links back to the recent riots and outcries in the prisons in Mississippi that Yo Gotti and JAY-Z has been petitioning the justice system to step in and support reform measures.

The second questions how fragile he is in prison (because it is prison) but was so defiant to authorities, the press and #MeToo advocates when the allegations about him raping an adult-aged high school student in South Carolina in 2016 popped up and he was charged with first-degree criminal sexual conduct. Or when he called light-skinned Black women “easier to break down” and dark-skinned Black women “too gutter.” Or when he threaten to punch a pregnant Yung Miami in the stomach. Or when he made reckless comments about Lauren London days after Nipsey Hussle died. Or when he talked about singer Tiny from Xscape’s looks. Or trolling The Game, disrespecting Tupac and Biggie, telling Michael Rapaport to SABD, and even acting super suspect by hitting on lesbian rapper Young M.A.

By no means do any of his past actions justify ill-treatment while he is in the prison, but it also shows that he is no… angel and there might be more to the story than is being released in an Instagram post.

However, if his rights are being violated, Crump would seem to be the man to tap. He has a reputation of being no-nonsense and working hard to protect the rights of any Black person unjustly being harassed.

“We know something happened in that prison,” Crump said to the press.

As his regular attorney Devon M. Jacob revealed that he has had difficulty meeting ith his client because they have moved him from place to place, Crump offers the team’s belief on why this is happening, further making the case that his rights have been violated.

“We believe they intentionally moved him, so he couldn’t meet with his attorneys,” said Crump.

Just to be sure that he is “ok,” asserting not that he should be treated with special treatment, the legal team and his mother want to do a welfare check.

“She wants to make sure that while he’s in their custody, that he doesn’t end up dead,” said Crump, “so she is very concerned as well as all of her family that these allegations are to be taken seriously.”

“These allegations are to be taken seriously, so we’re here trying to get to the truth of what happened to Kodak Black,” said Crump. “His mother is demanding the truth.”

Kodak Black is currently serving a sentence to almost four years in federal prison after pleading guilty to weapons charges.

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PAST DUE| Why Bill Collector’s Superduper Scope Has Put Him Above Cassidy as One of The Best Battlers in The Philly Area?

There is something in the Schuylkill. There has to be. There is an uncanny number of lyrical miracles in the South Eastern Pennsylvania area, and quietly, they have influenced with their unique gift of gab, every rap arena that they have stepped in.

Schooly D. Black Thought. Steady B. Cool C. Bahamadia. EST. Peedi Crack. Beanie Sigel. MC Breeze. Will Smith aka The Fresh Prince. Eve. PNB Rock. Yvette Money. Freeway. Charlie Baltimore. Tracey Lee. Ms. Jade. Lil Uzi Vert. Cyssero. Bri Steves. Tuff Crew. Malika Luv. 2 Too Many. Reed Dollaz. E-NESS. M.C. Ludicrous.

Meek Mill.

Gilly.

Cassidy.

Philadelphia is known for its spitters. And finally, Bill Collector, a battle rapper out of Norristown, is adding his name to the list of emcees that have proudly rocked the mic. And currently, he is probably the most sought after battle rappers from the Cheesesteak capital of the world and he is taking noooo shorts. Why should he? He is holding the city down in a realm that Philly used to dominate.

The Source sat linked with BC and got to know a little more about this emerging star.

SM: How does it feel to carry Philly Battle Rap Scene on your back? 

BC: It’s a very different feeling I can tell you that. 

I’m in one of the best spaces I’ve ever been in my entire life. Especially with my past. I was “The Most Hated.” That’s my original team: Most Hated, PA.

It defined the struggles of being from a small town outside of the major cities, being counted out before you make it in and being judged before being spoken to. This is the best feeling in the world. 

I’m in the position I would’ve been in years ago, if I had the proper guidance and knowledge of the game. Philly was not an easy city to win over. I had to prove my talent, my loyalty, and I had to be who I said I was.

I love this feeling. I have nothing left to prove. Norristown/Philly I got us! 

Having people like Cassidy try and play you or Meek try and play the culture, what keeps you focus and so creative with your bars? 

I never saw Meek show any animosity towards battle rap and battle rap loves Meek. Meek had my battle on his Instagram and all that. Now Cassidy, on the other hand, lost all my respect the first time I met the man. 

Coming from Norristown, 20 minutes from Philly, we idolized Cassidy for a long time. Yet he does nothing for us, nothing for the city of Philly or the state of Pennsylvania. 

For him to act as if he runs the game, and he is so great is a slap in the face to the ones putting in actual work. Just to get on stage and not only embarrass himself, but the city as a whole. That’s what keeps me creative. Haters and doubters like Cassidy. I thrive off doubt. Hate. Being the underdog and that makes me write at maximum heat level. 

How did you develop the super-duper scope and when did you realize it was a thing? 

I went hunting with my Caucasian friends during a ski trip. It was the weirdest experience ever. My friend’s dad had this rifle. Man… It was about 5 feet tall with this scope… I swear I saw Japan. I wrote the bar and said it vs. John John Da Don in 2012. I brought it back last year just fooling around and it took off again. I even had to make T-Shirts on my site from the demand. 

Not sure why they love it so much but I sure do appreciate them for it and its more to come! Super-Duper-Duper Scope! 

Your vet status undeniable, but why is it such a struggle to get the respect you believe you deserve? 

I was a knucklehead when I first came in. I didn’t know what to say to people. I didn’t know to deal with the fans, the fame, the money. I moved wrong thinking the rap game was the same as the streets. 

I made the wrong enemies. Took me some years to clean it all up, but I cleaned it all up. I’m a stand-up man that can admit to his own faults and wrongdoings. I was young and dumb but now I am wise. This year will be the year that respect level changes for the better. Believe that. 

What does 2020 have in store for your fans? 

Music. More music. Battle Rap Radio. I started a radio station. Been running some test runs overseas. All battle rapper music. Name a battler, I have their music. Real BDS radio spins. Royalties for registered artists. Bridging that gap between the industry and battle rap one step at a time. You’re going to see me battling some of the HEAVIEST names in battle rap. New Single with DJ Kid Capri. A tour. Not just a tour but a tour-tour. 40-50 cities I’m hearing. 

Hopefully, this sitdown with YSL Records happens. Maybe Quality Control Records as well. Shoutout to soundByte Mgmt, D. Chamberz, and Dre Dennis among others for helping me get my career going in the right direction. 

What music do you have and who would you like to collaborate within and outside of battle rap? 

I have a few new singles I released on all platforms; “One Time,” “Occupation,” and “Find a Way” are the 3 most popular ones out now. But I would like to work with Travis Scott, Gunna, Lil Baby, Meek, Chris Brown, Justin Bieber, Lil Uzi, Blac Youngsta, and the Migos. And one day I will.

Top 10 Philly Emcees 

 Battlers: (In Order)

 Bill Collector, Reed Dollaz, E Ness, Buttah from Da Block, K. Walker, Kaboom ,Dubb Da Feenom, Fire Da Misfit, Bigg Hann, Rosenberg Raw 

 Rappers: (No Order)

 Meek Vodka, Ar-Ab, Black Deniro, Ghost Pain, Velli GCL (Rest in Peace), Most Hated PA, Born Cold, Rich-Flow, Blac Papi, B.U. (Rest in Peace) 

What’s Your Favorite Philly Jam?

It is a toss-up because they are so good.”So Damn Tuff,” “Brand New Funk” or “Greatest Man Alive” best party song. 

That Brand New Funk hits DIFFERENT, but I’m going with So Damn Tuff

My are these your favorites?

Because they were my dad’s favorite. Free my dad. 

Who is your Favorite Philly Team? 

Sixers, shoutout to the bro Mike Scott. Bout to get some work done with him soon. 

Where are the Best 3 Cheesesteak Spots 

Papa Guidos Issack & Steves LaRomas 

Best Water Ice in Philly: Morones or Rita’s? 

Rita’s. They let me buy wholesale. Big bricks, the whole thing. I got kids so one water ice is not the wave in any form. Gotta pull up with the whole brick and break it down. Everybody eats B. 

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EXPLOSION! Right Before Their Big Weekend, Ex-CEO of the GRAMMYS Drops Major Bombs about Rape, Corrupt Voting Practices and How Dirty They Are Doing Black People

Days before The Grammys are set to air, the former CEO of The Recording Academy is fired and she is not going down with a fight or dropping a few major bombs.

Deborah Dugan was only the CEO of the Recording Academy for a short time and was reveling in his historic appointment. She was the organization’s first female in their C-Suite. Let go on Jan. 16th, last Thursday, she took no time to file a discrimination complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) against the Academy.

In her complaint, she let loose with a ton of secrets that is sure to make this GRAMMY season blush. According to The NPR, one of those company secrets is that Neil Portnow, who held the job before her, raped a female artist in New York. [Clutch those pearls] She also revealed that despite his alleged sexual assault of another woman, she was forced by the chair of Recording Academy Board, John Poppo, to hire him as a “consultant” and basically making her presence in the position just a facade. His fee? Three-quarters of a cool M.

Another major bomb as that the Academy’s general counsel and former board chair, Joel Katz, sexually harassed her last year and before she took the CEO position, making her feel devalued.

Both Neil Portnow and Joel Katz have flat out called her a liar.

Portnow released a statement in Billboard that called her allegations “inaccurate, false and outrageous.”

“This document is filled with inaccurate, false and outrageous and terribly hurtful claims against me. The allegations of rape are ludicrous, and untrue. The suggestion that there was is disseminating a lie. The baseless complaint about my conduct referenced in the EEOC filing was immediately brought to the attention of the Board of Director’s Executive Committee. An in-depth independent investigation by experienced and highly regarded lawyers was conducted and I was completely exonerated. There was no basis for the allegations and once again I deny them unequivocally.”

Billboard, Former Recording Academy President Neil Portnow Responds to Rape and Other Allegations, Calling Them ‘Ludicrous and Untrue’, 1/22/20

Katz also released a statement through his lawyer, Howard Weitzman, stating in more eloquent words (of course) that she was bugging.

“Ms. Dugan’s allegations of harassment and her description of a dinner at the steakhouse in the Ritz Carlton, Laguna Niguel are false, and Mr. Katz categorically and emphatically denies her version of that evening.”

“Mr. Katz believed they had a productive and professional meeting in a restaurant where a number of members of the Board of Trustees of the Academy, and others, were dining.”

“Mr. Katz will cooperate in any and all investigations or lawsuits by telling the absolute and whole truth. Hopefully Ms. Dugan will do the same.”

NPR, statement given to the site from Attorney Howard Weitzman’s office.

Her allegations did not stop with that.

Dugan, according to Pitchfork, breaks down what she seems to be shocked at but many have been saying forever; the underrepresentation of women and minority groups at the show and with the awards.

She states what seems to be systemic racism and sexism by saying that they “routinely faced criticism for failing to honor Black artists,” and that the process is “ripe with corruption.”

The Academy is saying that something is ripe alright… maybe even past that… downright gone bad, and she is the bad fruit. They say that if she had those problems that these allegations never came up until she knew she was getting fired because she herself was harassing people. She was under investigation for allegedly bullying another female employee. The Academy alleges that Dugan wanted $22 million to step down.

Y’all clearly, she knows where the bodies are buried.

They gave this statement: “We regret that Music’s Biggest Night is being stolen from them by Ms. Dugan’s actions and we are working to resolve the matter as quickly as possible.”

According to the NPR, over the last 7 months, Dugan has been working hard to do some “major restructuring,” pledge to make the awards more gender and racially inclusive and diverse, measurable goals to achieve that goal and adding measures to enhance voting regarding the awards more transparent to the membership.

However, 10 days before the actual show, she was placed on administrative leave… essentially canning the whistleblower.

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DJ Khaled and Nicole Tuck Welcomes Second Child

DJ Khaled and his wife Nicole Tuck have welcomed their second child together. Hitting Instagram, Khaled shared captured moments from inside the delivery room where a new baby boy was born.

Khaled has not provided a name to the baby boy but shared a thank you message on Instagram. “THANK YOU ALLAH. THANK YOU MY QUEEN NICOLE !BLESS UP DR JIN,” Khaled wrote.

You can see the full run of pictures below.

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Conor McGregor: “Trump Is Possibly the Best of All U.S. Presidents”

After escaping the legal woes of last year’s bar brawl and defeating Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone at UFC 246, you’d think that Irish fighting great Conor McGregor would want to celebrate his recent victories in peace. Instead, McGregor has been making political statements and has even referred to President Trump as one of the United States’ best presidents ever.

Trump sent out a tweet in reference to his inaugural anniversary, which happened to fall on MLK Day this year, so the troubled president took that opportunity to pat himself on the back for African Americans’ lowest unemployment rate in the history of this country, according to him.

Only one boxer has ever made sensible political statements and McGregor is obviously no Muhammad Ali. Stick to the octagon, Conor.

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Happy Birthday, Jam Master Jay! (RIP)

Hip Hop lost a great DJ almost two decades ago, but in celebration of JMJ’s life today, his legacy will forever live on

On this date in 1965 in Brooklyn, New York, Jason Mizell, who later became as Jam Master Jay, was born.

Jay was the DJ for the legendary Kings from Hollis, Queens, Run-D.M.C. His musical career took him all over the world and even expanded his talents into Hip Hop filmographies, such as Krush Groove and Tougher Than Leather. JMJ is also responsible for breaking several artists from his Jam Master Jay Records imprint, including Onyx, Chuck D of Public Enemy, and 50 Cent.

On October 30, 2002, Jay was tragically shot and killed by an unknown assailant in a Jamaica, Queens recording studio. To this day, no one has been charged with his murder.

The Source Magazine would like to send a super born day salute to this icon of our culture. He may be gone but will never be forgotten!

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Today in Hip-Hop History: RUN-D.M.C.’s Sophomore LP ‘King Of Rock’ Turns 35!

The “Kings From Queens” dropped their second album 35 years ago today.

On this date in 1985, Joseph Simmons, Daryl McDaniels, and Jason Mizell successfully avoided the sophomore jinx over three decades ago when they released the follow up to their self-titled debut album with King Of Rock.

Produced by Run’s brother Def Jam founder Russell Simmons, this album was the project that catapulted the crew from rappers to internationally recognized recording artists. King Of Rock is historic in the sense that it was the first Hip Hop album to go platinum and ended up going double platinum. Singles like “King Of Rock” and “Rock It Like This” appeared in the cult classic flick Krush Groove, which is based on the rise of Run-D.M.C., Def Jam Records, co-starring Jay, Darryl, and Joe. Those two tracks and the comical “You Talk Too Much” all reached the Top 20 R&B charts.

Salute to Run, D.M.C., the Mizell family, the Simmons family, Rick Rubin, Larry Smith (RIP), and everyone at Def Jam and Profile who made this album happen!

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Your History Teacher Has Been Lying to You… Dr. King was More Like The Black Panthers and The Hip-Hop Community Than They are Like Malcolm X

Your sixth-grade social studies teacher has pushed a narrative about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. that was simply a lie. They wanted you to think that our shining prince was weak, gentile and not about that life.

But there was absolutely nothing weak about Dr. King.

His position of non-violence was not only taken from the sacred scripture but also from keen military strategists like Sun Tzu who wrote this in the 5th Century BCE:

“One who is skilled in warfare principles subdues the enemy without doing battle, takes the enemy’s walled city without attacking, and overthrows the enemy quickly, without protracted warfare. His aim must be to take All-Under-Heaven intact.”

Sun Tzu, The Art of War, Illustrated (Chapter 3: Attack By Stratagem)

They would also let you think that Malcolm X and The Black Panthers were ruthless violent revolutionaries that hated white people and the police. Such mischaracterization has fueled generations of historical distrust and the muting of a generation of civil rights leaders.

Teaching like this has made the Civil Rights movement seem like a whole team of people of color who only wanted to desegregate and be with and like white people.

King was a revolutionary… Like Malcolm X but also like the Black Panthers and the Hip-Hop community.

What made King closer to the Black Panthers than Malcolm X was his commitment to poor people.

Right before he died in 1967, he started the Poor People’s Campaign, an anti-poverty crusade that showed the world that he had more socialist beliefs than the kumbaya democratic mores that he has been aligned with inside of your school textbook. One of his first initiatives was the Memphis Sanitation Strikers. He supported them and had plans on helping other low-income people with his platform.

Again, not only was he revolutionary… but he was gangsta with the strategy to get people to bend and bow.

Now how did this connect with The Black Panthers?

Despite what people claimed, The Black Panther Party was not an innately violent group. They believed in protecting themselves from the onslaught of violence perpetrated against the poor. But that was not their priority. They were a socialist organization established to extinguished poverty for all people, not just Blacks. They worked to do this by providing opportunities that would help themselves. They established projects that empowered the community like food programs and education institutes

They both were against senseless war and the abuse of people based on the social standing or race, as detailed in their 10 Point-Program.

King’s Poor People’s Campaign wanted to unite poor and exploited people across the country by giving them the tool of protest. The Black Panthers did also.

Both King and the Panthers were investigated by FBI and J. Edgar Hoover who worked to destroy their movement by spying on them, releasing rumors, getting people to flip and pushing drugs. King was never connected to any drug scandals, but drugs actually tour the original Black Panther movement apart.

What makes King more like the Hip-Hop community is the way he had an endurance that allowed him to go into spaces and make his mark, whether the larger community wanted them there or not. Hip-Hoppers have desegregated not only the charts and radio, but also America’s mainstream’s perception of Black people. Even with the overabundance of gangsterism, Hip-Hop has made people fall in love with a prince from West Philly to Belaire, allowed a guy from Queens with a mic tattooed on his arm and a former jheri curl wearing guy from South Central LA to creep their way all the way into their homes… all three of them becoming the most bankable actors in the world.

Hip-Hop used their voice of protest, to create an economic shift, affording Black and brown people access to wealth and financial freedom. This culture did it in ways the generation before could not, just like how King did for the generation before him.

King was more like both The Panthers and Hip-Hoppers than either of them were like Malcolm X.

Now an interesting switch is that while King and The Panthers are more similar than Malcolm X, El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz (X’s “enlightened self”) could very easily align himself in their ranks.

Black History as complicated and varied as it is similar and beautiful. And as we celebrate Dr. King’s birthday, it is important that you work to expand your vision on him. He was more than a dreamer, he was a revolutionary.

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DaBaby Assaults Hotel Employee, Claims his Daughter’s Safety was At Risk

It seems almost every week DaBaby is getting into an altercation with another person. Just a couple weeks ago DaBaby, whose real name is Jonathan Kirk, was arrested for robbing a Miami club promoter and on outstanding warrants in Texas a brawl in a Dallas airport. Recently, footage has come out of DaBaby getting into an altercation with a Beverly Hills hotel employee.

In the video, the North Carolina emcee is seen walking in the hotel with three other men, one who is the employee, and shoving him into a seat. DaBaby then stands over the employee and points his finger in the employee’s face. After DaBaby gave the employee a piece of his mind, he and his crew leave.

The “BOP” rapper took to Instagram to clarify what happened. He claimed that the employee came up to him and asked if he could record a video while he was holding his 2-year-old daughter. DaBaby told the employee that taking the video of him and his daughter would compromise his daughter’s safety because it would let people on social media know where he and his daughter were.

Despite being told no, the employee walked to the other side of the parking lot and recorded a video of DaBaby and his daughter on Snapchat. DaBaby then handed his daughter to her uncle and went to deal with the disrespectful employee.

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