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Jay Z speaks about Oprah and Russell Simmons!

Posted by Media Outrage on October 20, 2007

Jay Z

Jay spoke with XXL on several issues including the Queen of daytime talk and self-professed disliker of Hip-Hop herself Oprah Winfrey. Jay also delves into the topic of hip-hop being the blame for everything that’s wrong with our society.  Because if you ask certain scholars and Fox news analyst, a man with a boom box and a big dookie gold chain probably was the first person to spread the AIDS virus, somebody from the hip-hop generation was schooling Bin-Laden, Saddam, and every other viscous dictator on this planet. Somebody from hip-hop created Anthrax. Yep and these school shootings are all due to hip-hop! Oh yea I forgot that hip-hop is the reason our Ozone atmosphere is depleting at a rapid speed…woooo I’m slipping….

It’s interesting that, in a year where we had the Imus scandal and all these attacks on hip-hop, you would make a record like this, at this level in your career. Do you worry about being misunderstood?
I don’t really care about that, ’cause it’s true emotions. You can’t just fix a curse and fix a neighborhood. If you told me tomorrow that if I stop saying “nigga,” that the neighborhood would be fixed, I’ll never say “nigga” again. I’ll never say shit again. I deal with that on this album, with the “Ignorant Shit.” Scarface the movie did more than Scarface the rapper, to me, but still that ain’t the blame for everything that has happened to me. If you’re going to attack a section of entertainment, you have to attack it all. You can’t just attack music. You have to attack films and video games—they killed more people in the opening of Grand Theft Auto than 50 Cent killed on any one of his albums. All his albums put together.

How did you feel when all that went down? Did you think it was just something that was going to blow over?
Yeah. I didn’t even think it was worth my attention. Because I was really upset that—like, how did we get there? We just took the argument and moved it. Imus is a racist. Hip-hop are entertainers. They’re entertainers. That’s two different issues. Imus is not a fan of hip-hop. He couldn’t name three songs off of any rapper’s album. He’s not a fan of hip-hop. He’s not listening to hip-hop. So he’s not influenced by hip-hop. That’s his choice and his feelings. Or even his playing and going way too far. Which is cool. If he stood behind that, like: “I’m just entertaining. I’m acting a fool.” That’s cool. That’s not what he said.

The hip-hop community was mad ’cause Russell said we should clean it up and—
I had a conversation with Russell, to be perfectly frank. I’m like: “Russell, man, you gotta be careful in how you go about doing that. You represent us. You can’t do that. At least have a conversation with everybody about it. You just can’t speak out like that.” And I don’t agree. You know, I ain’t agree with everybody going on Oprah. I thought it was really a bad move for us, because there’s no way to win. That show, it’s not edited by us. You can’t win. It’s not an equal forum. I don’t think that was the right forum for that type of conversation. If you have the conversation, really have the conversation. Have a conversation. Don’t talk at me.

Very well said Jigga.

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Scientist says Blacks not as smart as Whites…

Posted by Media Outrage on October 20, 2007

James Watson

James Watson 79, the biologist who won the Nobel Prize in 1962 for his role in discovering the double-helix structure of DNA recently made some very racist remarks that blacks are not as intelligent as whites.

The controvery began with an October 14 interview Watson gave to the Sunday Times, which quoted him saying he was “inherently gloomy about the prospect of Africa” because “all our social policies are based on the fact that their intelligence is the same as ours, whereas all the testing says not really.”

and he said that while he hoped everyone was equal, “people who have to deal with black employees find this is not true.”

Here is what Watson had to say after the fall out….

“I cannot understand how I could have said what I am quoted as having said,” Watson said during an appearance at the Royal Society in London. “I can certainly understand why people, reading those words, have reacted in the ways that they have.”

“To all those who have drawn the inference from my words that Africa, as a continent, is somehow genetically inferior, I can only apologize unreservedly. That is not what I meant. More importantly from my point of view, there is no scientific basis for such a belief.”

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L.A. Reid and Al Sharpton speak out on Nas’s intended album title.

Posted by Media Outrage on October 20, 2007

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The controversy has begun. Earlier this week Nas announced that he plans to name his next album that will supposedly be released in December (something that certain Def Jam representatives have denied) “Nigger“. Their have been reports that members of the Def Jam label have said that they would never release an album with a name like that. They also said that Nas isn’t even on schedule to release an album in December.

Nas has of course come under fire from civil rights activist. Here is what Nas has to say about that….

I’m a street disciple,” Nas responded, quoting one of his earlier album titles. “I’m talking to the streets. Stay out of our business. You ain’t got no business worrying about what the word ‘nigger’ is or acting like you know what my album is about without talking to me. Whether you in the NAACP or you Jesse Jackson. I respect all of them … I just want them to know: Never fall victim to Fox. Never fall victim to the sh– they do. What they do is try to hurry up and get you on the phone and try to get you to talk about something you might not know about yet.

“If Cornel West was making an album called Nigger, they would know he’s got something intellectual to say,” Nas continued. “To think I’m gonna say something that’s not intellectual is calling me a nigger, and to be called a nigger by Jesse Jackson and the NAACP is counterproductive, counter-revolutionary.

“I wanna make the word easy on mutha—-as’ ears,” he explained. “You see how white boys ain’t mad at ‘cracker’ ’cause it don’t have the same [sting] as ‘nigger’? I want ‘nigger’ to have less meaning [than] ‘cracker.’ With all the bullsh– that’s going on in the world, racism is at its peak. I wanna do the sh– that’s not being done. I wanna be the artist who ain’t out. I wanna make the music I wanna hear.

We’re taking power [away] from the word,” he added. “No disrespect to none of them who were part of the civil-rights movement, but some of my n—as in the streets don’t know who [civil-rights activist] Medgar Evers was. I love Medgar Evers, but some of the n—as in the streets don’t know Medgar Evers, they know who Nas is. And to my older people who don’t now who Nas is and who don’t know what a street disciple is, stay outta this mutha—-in’ conversation. We’ll talk to you when we’re ready. Right now, we’re on a whole new movement. We’re taking power [away] from that word.”

“This Nigger album is bigger than an album. This is for my daughter, when she looks back and sees all the chump n—as in the game, she’ll say, ‘My pops was a man.’ When I have more kids, they’ll see, ‘He was a man.’ That will inspire them to be real in their life. Some people say I’m conscious, some say I’m a gangsta rapper — it’s just me doing me. I’m stomping in my own lane. I’m doing what I do.”

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L.A.Reid-

We support everything our artists do, everything!” he added. “We stand firmly behind and beside our artists with pride and with pleasure. Anything Nas wants to do, I completely stand beside him. Nas is prolific, he’s prophetic, he’s a genius, an amazing artist of respect. So, while I’m not sure exactly all that [the title] entails, I know it’s smart, so I stand behind him. That’s real.”

Rev. Al Sharpton-

Again, I’m opposed to anybody using the term,” Sharpton, who has called for total abolishment of word, said on the red carpet. “We’re in an age where they are hanging nooses, they’re locking our kids up in Jena and Florida. We do not need to be degrading ourselves. We get degraded enough. I think we need artists to lift us up, not lock us down.”

It has all the sting in the world when people are writing it on boards,” Sharpton answered when told of Nas’ quote. “What they’re doing is, as we’re fighting to make [using the N-word word] a hate crime, they’re making it not a hate crime, which is helping out the racists. You don’t see [people from] any other race trying to take the power out of names being called to them. People [who use the term in their music] wouldn’t put out a record against whites or cops or Jews because they ain’t got the guts to do that. They only got the guts to beat up on their own.”

Yep Al Sharpton is right…Can you imagine Nas coming out with a record and using inflammatory language towards Jewish people??? Man the entire Def Jam Label would get shut down! But we kind of do understand what Nas is trying to do. Then again we might not, because maybe this is all a publicity stunt to create a crazy buzz around his album release and make it a must have…which he seems to be accomplishing. Who really knows what his real motives are for making an album with that name?

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Jay Z speaks on Lil’Wayne, and Beyonce…

Posted by Media Outrage on October 20, 2007

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Jay on Lil’ Wayne…

I think Lil Wayne is extremely talented,” Jay says. “I think he’s one of the most talented ones out there. I mean, even more so how his delivery is than what he says. I don’t think some of the things he says sometimes are the greatest things, but the way he delivers it, that’s part of it.

But do I think me and Lil Wayne should be in the same sentence? Me? No,” Jay says. “I mean, hopefully one day. He has to accumulate work. Put some classics under his belt.”

Jay speaks on the media’s interest in his relationship with Beyonce…

I think people are only interested in (a relationship) three times: When you get together, when you break up, and when you have a baby,” Jay says. “They don’t have good intentions. People just want to manipulate the situation to benefit them. I think relationships are broken up because of the media.”

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A-Rod’s next contract $300million???

Posted by Media Outrage on October 20, 2007

Alex Rodriguez

A-Rod photo’d with his agent ScottBoras.

Alex Rodriguez is about to do in November what he hasn’t been able to do in October: Produce some real eye-popping numbers.

The New York Yankees’ star third baseman, already the highest paid U.S. athlete in professional team sports, is likely to sign a new multi-year contract soon that could be between $300 million and $400 million.

A huge nine-figure deal is virtually certain. What’s not known is where he’ll sign.

But you don’t have to be Scott Boras, A-Rod’s uber-agent, to argue that a team can give his client a hefty raise and still have the deal be a good one.

Even if you don’t believe all of Boras’ arguments about the economic benefits of lavishing money on his top client (and I don’t), the changes in the market for players’ salaries, and the improvement in the game’s overall economic outlook, means it makes sense to sign the game’s most productive player, even at top dollar.

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Michael Vick puts $4.5million country club home on the market!

Posted by Media Outrage on October 20, 2007

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Michael Vick’s lakefront Sugarloaf Country Club home is up for sale for $4.5 million.

According to a listing posted at Realtor.com, the suspended Falcons quarterback’s seven-bedroom, 8.5-bath mansion at 2927 Darlington Run in Duluth has an estimated monthly mortgage payment of more than $23,000.

According to Gwinnett County property records, Vick purchased the home in April of 2005 for $3.77 million.

The European-styled home inside the prestigious gated Gwinnett County golfing community features two fireplaces, a “four-plus” car garage, Cathedral ceilings, his and her closets and master bath, a “12-plus seat” dining room and hardwood floors on its 1.5 acres.

Property taxes are approximately $26,700 per year.

Agents at Waters Realty Group where the house is listed did not return phone calls Friday.

Vick could be parting with the property because of mounting legal woes. In August, Vick pleaded guilty to dogfighting charges in federal court in Virginia. He is due to be sentenced in December.

The suspended NFL player also faces state dogfighting charges in Virginia and could be ordered to give back almost $20 million in signing bonuses to the Falcons.

Wachovia Bank, meanwhile, has filed a federal lawsuit against Vick, alleging that he defaulted on a $1.3 million loan for the Tasting Room, an East Point restaurant and wine store.

This article was obtained from AtlantaJournalConstitution

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