Shout to loyal reader Ameen for sending the video. This is an old freestyle of up and coming Philly rapper Cyssero who has drawn continuous comparisons to Cassidy.
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Posted by Media Outrage on March 31, 2008
Posted by Media Outrage on March 14, 2008
Terrence Howard once said that he didn’t like the way rappers were infiltrating the acting industry without formal training because he just felt that they didn’t take it serious and that they were f*cking up his profession. He also said that he had rap skills and could do that any day he wanted as if what they do is not serious. Well he has inked a record deal with Columbia Records and will get a chance to prove whether he is really nice or not.
Apparently members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences weren’t the only ones impressed by Terrence Howard’s Oscar-nominated role as a pimp-turned-rapper in 2005’s Hustle & Flow. EW has learned exclusively that the 39-year-old Crash veteran, now starring in the Broadway revival of Tennessee Williams’ Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, has landed a record deal with Columbia Records. “The full name [of the project] is Terrence Howard Presents Me and the Band of Kings,” says a label rep, who adds that the group’s as-yet-untitled debut CD “is slated for a fall release.” Maybe it’s not so hard out here for a pimp after all.
Posted by Media Outrage on February 1, 2008
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Posted by Media Outrage on January 28, 2008
This kid’s nice
To hear more Balboa check out www.myspace.com/balboaonline
Posted by Media Outrage on January 4, 2008
The annual Mad Skillz year end rap up.
Posted by Media Outrage on November 29, 2007
Birdman and the gang were arrested Tuesday for allegedly having a pound of marijuana on them. Well anyway he made bail and talked about the situation with MTV.
Here’s what he had to say….
“We was on the bus. I was asleep in the back,” he said. “Why they pulled us over, I don’t know. The people are making the situation out worse than what it is. We got arrested for a misdemeanor amount of [marijuana] — we didn’t have no pound. The police just found something minor in a garbage can the dog sniffed. We all got out on bond.”
Baby also maintained that he is not in trouble with the law for carrying guns. He said he and his security personnel are all licensed gun carriers and their weapons were returned by the authorities.
“The guns we had were good,” he said. “I do carry a gun and I am licensed. Tennessee is one of the states I can tote in. We know the guidelines [for carrying weapons]. They make you aware of everything in [marksmanship] class.”
Birdman also emphasized that he is not married, as has been widely reported. He said the young woman mentioned in the reports was a friend of one of the guys traveling with him.
“I’m not married,” he insisted. “Never! Been! Married! Plus, that girl was 18! I don’t get down like that! Plus, if I was married, why would I keep it a secret?” However, he did allow that perhaps the right woman could make an honest man out of him one day.
Baby was released on $1,500 bond on Wednesday. He says he hopes all of the charges will be dropped and he won’t have to go to court. But he says everybody is fine.
Posted by Media Outrage on November 15, 2007
Posted by Media Outrage on October 17, 2007
50 is once again on his hunt for beef… here are some of the things he had to say in an interview with King Magazine.
Do you think people have come to expect certain behavior from 50 Cent? P
eople already know what my response to something is going to be based on a previous situation. They can already assume that if somebody says something, I’m going to respond to it immediately, because that’s my personality. Jay-Z will sit there and watch these guys say something and go, “I’m not going to say anything to this guy. He’s a bum; he’s nothing.” They grow more disrespectful of Jay-Z as they go. Jay-Z has had issues with Ja Rule, Jadakiss, Fat Joe…uh, who else? Lil’ Wayne. Every single one of them has had incidents with Jay-Z before me, because they feel like at one point he was in the position I’m in now. They started calling him a flat-out faggot. That he’s wearing chancletas. That he’s a camel and all this other shit. Look at the disrespect he bears from Cam’ron. Where’s Cam’ron at now [since he came at me]? He’s on mute. I’ll put his ass out of business right away.
You went after Lil’ Wayne on “Part-Time Lover” with the rhyme “You make me want to kiss you like Baby do Wayne/And make you call me Daddy like Baby do Wayne/Damn, that shit sounds gay, it’s insane/I guess that’s the price a lil’ nigga pay for fame.” What’s that about?
I’ve already baited Lil’ Wayne to come on out so I can break his little neck. My consistency will break his neck the same way LL’s consistency broke Canibus’. Lil’ Wayne is a talented rapper but not a great songwriter. He has had great verses on other people’s projects, but they were not his complete ideas over production that he picked. He’s not marrying the right production and lyrics to make classic hit records.
But if he’s not coming after you, why bother him?
Why not break his neck? I got nothing else to do. If they set you up to believe you are in a situation you’re not actually in yet, then you go out there… See, he’s saying what he’s saying to Jay because Jay didn’t respond to him. I’m giving him something to work off. Is that one of 50’s laws? Yeah. Sometimes the best defense is a good offense.
Posted by Media Outrage on October 15, 2007
Rapper T.I., who was arrested over the weekend on federal weapons charges, was ordered to remain in custody at least until Friday, during a brief appearance in federal court Monday afternoon. But his attorneys say they aim to exonerate him on all charges.
A federal magistrate who said he must remain in custody for now. Federal prosecutors are asking that T.I., whose real name is Clifford Harris, be held without bond until his trial, which could be several months away.
U.S. Magistrate Alan Baverman scheduled a hearing on Friday to deterine whether there was probable cause for Harris’ arrest and whether he will qualify for bond before trial.
Harris was wearing a black shirt and black pants, with his hands cuffed and his legs chained, when he was led into the courtroom.
He made eye contact with family members sat in front of members of his family.
He answered “Yes, Sir,” and “Yes, your honor,” when asked if he had been provided a copy of charges agaiinst him and whether he understood the charges.
During the hearing the courtroom was filled with a standing-room only crowd. Those who arrived too late were forced to stand outside the courtroom.
Dwight Thomas, attorney for Harris, said “We’re looking for complete exoneration in this case. Our objective is to completely exonerate him.”
His other defense attorney, Steve Sadow, said the defense needed more time to prepare for the bond hearing, so they asked for a continuance to Friday.
The defense will move for bond and believes conditions can be set to ensure Harris is no danger to the community. “We truly believe that Judge Baverman will be able to find that under the law a reasonable bond can be set,” Sadow said.
Federal sentencing guidelines say that if convicted, Harris could face almost certain prison time. He could face at least five years in prison if convicted of all charges.