Wednesday, 31 August 2011

T.I. Is Back Released From Prison Today

Rap Daily:The release date for T.I. was correct, as the rapper has officially been released from prison, one month early.

T.I. was released from prison today, after serving 11 months in prison for drug possession while being on probation.

According to reports, T.I. was released from the Forrest city, Arkansas prison around 7:30 AM this morning.

T.I. took to Twitter, where he expressed joy for being reunited with his family.

"Feels great to be back where I belong...Back in the arms of those who need me the most," T.I. tweeted. "The storm is over & da sun back out. IT'S OUR TIME TO SHINE SHAWTY!!!!! Welcome to the beginning of our Happy Ending!!!!"

Tuesday, 16 August 2011

Birdman Has Yet To Pay $8 Million For Maybach

 Rap Daily: The $8,000,000 Maybach Exelero that rapper Bryan “Birdman” Williams was supposed to purchase is still up for sale, according to the luxury vehicle's over.

Birdman announced that he was purchasing the one-of-a-kind Maybach for $8,000,000, along with plans to customize the car and paint it red.

But a representative for the European entrepreneur who owns the car told magazine MotorAuthority that Birdman has yet to pay for the pricey vehicle.

Reps for Arnaud Massartic said the expensive Maybach Exelero was still on the market and up for sale.

The Maybach Exelero was a concept car th
at was created by Fulda in 2005, to test its high-speed tires. 

LAPD Investigate Game Over Tweet That Jammed Emergency Phone Lines

Rap Daily: Compton rapper Game is in trouble again with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, after he sent a tweet out containing the department's number, which jammed emergency lines for hours yesterday.

Game sent out a series of tweets during an exchange with one of his  followers on Twitter.

In one of the messages, the rapper listed the departments number and suggested fans call for internships.

Thousands of fans created what has been labeled a “telephone flash mob,” which overwhelmed the Los Angeles County Sheriff's emergency phone system.

According to LA County Sheriff spokesperson Lieut. Suzan Young, the phone started ringing around 5:20 PM yesterday and were jammed for almost two hours, delaying emergency calls.

According to the Los Angeles Times, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department is opening an investigation into the incident.

Game commented on the issue on his twitter page early this morning.

"Y'all can track a tweet down but cant solve murders," Game sneered. "Dat was an accident but maybe now yall can actually do yall job! P.S. who killed Biggie & Pac?"

Tuesday, 2 August 2011

Schoolly D Reacts To Andres Breivik Quoting His Lyrics

Rap Daily: Philadelphia rap legend Schoolly D. has responded to terrorist Anders Behring Breivik, who quoted the rapper's lyrics in his infamous “Manifesto” after committing mass murder in Oslo, Norway last week.

Breivik's "Manifesto" references a 2003 essay by scholar John H. McWhorter, titled “How Hip-Hop Holds Blacks Back.”

Although Breivik does not give credit to McWhorter in the document, the Philadelphia City Paper noted that a portion of the “Manifesto” actually references Schoolly D.'s 1985 classic “PSK (What Does It Mean).”

The song is recognized by Hip-Hop historians as being the first “Gangsta rap” record.

"People who use Schoolly’s music to justify their own actions are saying that I thought that I was telling them to be a gang banger or worse," Schoolly D. told The City Paper."That’s horrible, that they are taking MY lyrics — not really listening and not really enjoying it — and just being sick. And sick and weird as they are, they are, they not really brave."

Schoolly claimed that those quoting his lyrics or referencing them to justify heinous acts such as the Oslo shooting/bombing, which took the lives of 77 people, were simply looking to justify their own immoral behavior.

"In the song 'PSK' the last thing I say is “I put the pistol down because I got a educated mind” nobody quotes that," Schooolly D. continued. "When they hear that, the people actually listening, then they say “oh now I get it….the people who gravitate toward one part of my lyrics or song aren’t really listening."
In the "Manifesto," Breivik says that media companies should censor the negative and instructive images that hip-hop music allegedly perpetuates.

"As for the fate of the hiphop industry; banning it altogether is not the optimal solution as it would cause overwhelming short term outcry and it would eliminate positive aspects as well…certain positive aspects of the hiphop movement should be allowed to survive such as break dance and positive genres of the music as long as it positively influences the self confidence of European youths and only if it can be re-defined as a European tradition and not portrayed as a ghetto/ethnic/multiculturalist lifestyle."

In the "Manifesto," Breivik said that he learned to train himself for the massacre by playing “Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2.”


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