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Bowwow freestyle that Lil’Wayne really wrote….

Posted by Media Outrage on October 26, 2007

Yep Wayne wrote this LOL…

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Prodigy says police tried to get him to set up 50 Cent!!!

Posted by Media Outrage on October 22, 2007

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Prodigy from Mobb Deep was sentenced to 31/2 years in prison. But here is what he had to say regarding the time and how the hip-hop po po operate….

According to the rapper, he claims that the police pulled him over and illegally searched his bulletproof truck and, during the course of the search, uncovered a gun in a box inside the rapper’s vehicle.

“I gotta do a little 3 ½,” the Queensbridge MC told Whoo Kid. “I had to cop out to a 3 ½…the hip-hop cops, they all over me son. They took my bullet proof truck. But I’ll be right back though.”

Before taking his current deal, Prodigy says that he was facing up to 15 years in jail if convicted and that the first deal he was offered was one for 5 years. He also claims that police tried to get him to set up his G-Unit boss 50 Cent, by asking him to plant evidence inside the rapper’s car.

“All they doing is making me stronger, they don’t even know what they doing,” he exclaimed. “They making me Malcolm X right now.”

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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.

For rest of the interview….

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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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T.I. will stay in jail!

Posted by Media Outrage on October 19, 2007

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Rapper T.I. will remain in jail on weapons charges for at least another week, after a federal judge on Friday denied any immediate release on bond.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Alan Baverman said he will hold another hearing next Friday to further consider conditions proposed by the rap star’s lawyers that may prompt him to release their client pending trial.

“I haven’t decided on releasing him yet,” Baverman said, “I just haven’t heard the conditions yet and I’m not satisifed.”

Baverman also said that if he does grant bond, he wants to be comfortable with an entire “package” of conditions that assure that T.I., whose real name is Clifford Harris Jr., will not flee or pose a danger to others.

The judge also told Harris’s defense attorneys he does not have time to monitor Harris. “I’m not going to get involved in essentially being the warden for Mr. Harris,” Baverman said.

Harris also was arraigned at the hearing, and he entered a plea of not guilty to the weapons charges.

After Harris entered his plea, assistant U.S. Attorney Francey Hakes disclosed that the case is part of “an ongoing investigation” and indicated more changes may be coming. Harris’s trial would take less than a week, Hakes said, “as the indictment stands now.”

Lawyers for Harris proposed that he be released on a $2.2 million bond, which included separate bonds backed by his record company, record company executives. Harris also agreed to post the equity of his two homes, which his lawyer, Ed Garland, estimated are worth about $1.5 million.

Garland also said Harris would agree to stay in his home with 24-hour-a-day electronic and human monitoring.

But Baverman said he wants more information about who will be chosen as Harris’s monitor, who would live inside Harris’s home and how they would search visitors and alert authorities if Harris violated any conditions. The judge said he wants to consider a list of companies that do such monitoring and hear details about them.

Baverman also set these tentative conditions if he does grant bond: Harris must post a $2 million cash bond plus the equity in all properties he owns. He must be locked down in his house 24/7; have an electronic monitoring device; consent to any searches; be screened for unlawful drug use; remove any safes in the home; and be allowed to live with only his girlfriend and children.

Harris, already a convicted felon, was arrested Saturday on weapons charges in a sting at a Midtown parking lot, where he allegedly sought to buy machine guns. The arrest kept him from appearing as planned at the BET Awards show that night.

Prosecutors oppose bond for Harris, although assistant U.S. Attorney Todd Alley told Baverman it is a “close call” as to whether the conditions were acceptable.

Alley recounted a litany of arrests, convictions and missed court dates by Harris from 1997 through the end of 2003. These include firearms and drug violations as well as Harris giving authorities false names at the time of his arrest.

Alley noted that during a search of Harris’s home in 2003, local authorities and federal agents found a firearm, a silencer and a bulletproof vest in Harris’s master bedroom. One of Harris’s lawyers, Dwight Thomas, later noted that this case had been dismissed.

Also at Friday’s hearing, Alley revealed that Harris had up to a half-pound of marijuana in his vehicle when arrested last Saturday. At this arrest, agents also found three handguns, at least one of them loaded, inside Harris’s vehicle, Alley said.

“He told agents the marijuana was his and he had smoked marijuana that day to get ready for the BET Awards show,” Alley said.

Baverman said he was distressed to learn that Harris told a pre-trial services officer in an interview a few days later that he had not smoked marijuana in more than a year.

Baverman said he was impressed with information provided by Harris’s lawyers that showed the rapper has been “exceptionally generous and has reached out to the community, particularly the community of the underprivileged, with great generosity.”

On the other hand, Baverman added, “on the day that is probably the most important of his professional career he shows up armed at a gun deal to buy machine guns and silencers. I’m really, really concerned about that sort of dichotomy.”

As Baverman outlined his concerns, Harris, wearing a black suit and white shirt, sat expressionless with his eyes on the judge. When members of Harris’s family were asked to stand up in the packed courtroom, about 50 people rose to their feet.

Baverman called Harris “an exceptionally gifted and talented musician” and noted that many people in his position would not do as much for the community, including local students.

“He should be commended for that,” Baverman said. “But I would be blind not to recogize some of the lyrics in some of the songs that stand in contrast to the message he gives to schoolchildren.”

Baverman, a former defense attorney, found that the prosecutors had not met their burden of convincing him that no possible conditions could be place on Harris to assure he would not be a flight risk or danger to others. For this reason, the judge said, he is willing to consider the extraordinary conditions proposed by Harris’s legal team.

But Baverman said he found Harris’s past conduct “exceptionally troublesome” and he said he considered the strength of the government’s case against Harris to be “significant.”

This article was obtained from AtlantaJournalConstitution 

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Can he contain his own rage?

Posted by Media Outrage on October 17, 2007

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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.

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Cassidy gives Jay Z advice…

Posted by Media Outrage on October 16, 2007

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Ok Cass is definitely one of the nicest lyricist in the game right now but it seems as though he’s been sniffing that drug that most rappers inhale on as it gets closer to their album release drop……..Rocks for publicity. Here’s what Cassidy had to say to Sohh in lei of his Nov 6 album release date…

I think right now, the way that I got the hood on smash and the way that my song is poppin’ off, I don’t think it would be a smart decision for Hov to drop on November 6,

Cass’ new project, The Barry Adrien Reese Story (B.A.R.S.) is slated to hit shelves the same day as Hov’s concept album American Gangster.

And though Jay’s “unofficial soundtrack” to the flick of the same name has been getting good reviews, Cass said American Gangster is not as anticipated as any of Hov’s classics.

It ain’t like when [The Blueprint] Vol. 1 or Vol. 2 was gonna drop, it’s a lot different,” Cassidy said.

The same way that Kanye and 50 both benefited from dropping on the same day, I think if I drop with somebody as legendary as Hov, I can’t do nothing but benefit from that,” Cass said. “I’m happy that Hov, a person that really takes lyricism seriously, is coming back out again.

Sohh

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