If you have been keeping up with the Michael Brown shooting which happened in Ferguson, Missouri, you will find interest in this.
In the wake of the shooting, The Game has recruited a group of 10 rappers and four R&B artists. As they come together they protest on a musical Molotov “Don’t Shoot.”
The song by The Game features Diddy, Rick Ross, 2 Chainz, Fabolous, Wale, DJ Khaled, Swizz Beatz, Yo Gotti, Curren$y, Problem, King Pharaoh and the R&B super-group TGT (Tyrese, Ginuwine and Tank).
In an interview with Rolling Stone Magazine, The game says, “The issues in Ferguson really hit home for me, and I feel compelled to use my musical platform to address this.”
“I am a black man with kids of my own that I love more than anything, and I cannot fathom a horrific tragedy like Michael Brown’s happening to them,” he added. “This possibility has shaken me to my core. That is why this song must be made and why it was so easy for so many of my friends to come together and unite against the injustice.”
In a show of solidarity, the rappers on the track are a Pan-American show.
“I managed to get everyone on board fairly easy, simply because we have the hearts,” stated the game. “We care and are inclined to take a positive approach to resolving an issue that has existed since the beginning of mankind and that is racism and hatred towards one another as human beings.”
Listen to the song and purchase it on iTunes, the money raised from the track will go to the Justice for Mike Brown GoFundMe account.
Give us your opinion on the track and let us know what you think.
As we have seen throughout the past couple of months, just about every celebrity has accepted the ALS ice bucket challenge and then continued to challenge their celebrity friends and family. 50 Cent on the other hand, decided to change the challenge.
The rapper challenged his not-so friend, Floyd Mayweather to read one page from a Harry Potter book without stopping, starting over or messing up. If Floyd accepts the challenge, Fifty said he would donate $750K to a charity of his choice.
As you’re probably imagining that this could be just for laughs, The Breakfast Club took this challenge to another level by airing an unreleased audio of Mayweather struggling to read some drops for the radio station.
Although, DJ Envy says this would take someone about 10 seconds to read, Floyd is heard repeatedly stopping and starting over as well as fumbling some of his words.
Watch the video of Fifty challenging Floyd, then listen to the audio released by The Breakfast Club.
Do you think that Floyd will accept the challenge or will he ignore it as if it never happened? What is your opinion?
As the case of Michael Brown continues, we have recently seen that the National Guard was brought into Ferguson to supposedly, help “calm” things in the town.
Yet, according to CNN host Don Lemon, who has spent several days reporting from Ferguson; said on Tuesday that a member of the National Guard had called protestors the n-word.
As CNN aired a town hall event about the racial divide in the United States, a member of the audience asked what precautions could be used to prevent officers from overreacting when dealing with African-American men.
The Black Sphere’s Kevin Jackson said that putting body cameras on officers can change the dynamic in police stops.
“If there is a camera, he knows he’s got to check himself, and if you know an officer has a camera, you also have to check yourself,” explained Jackson.
Lemon then added that cameras could also make a “certain type of person” think twice before they decide to go into law enforcement to begin with.
“Last night, one of my producers said that they came in contact with one of the members of the National Guard. And they said, ‘You want to get out of here because you’re white. Because there n-words, you know, you never know what they’re going to do,’” Said Lemon.
The CNN host added that this was a true story, “I kid you not. 2014, a member of the National Guard, and my producer doesn’t lie,” he added.
What is your opinion on this? Should the member of the National Guard be punished in some way for using racial slurs? Or is it his Freedom of Speech to say exactly how he feels about the situation? Let us know what you think.
For the last 11 months, Gucci Mane has remained behind bars awaiting the verdict of a firearms charge that came from an incident last September. On August 20th, the judge made the final ruling.
As Gucci pleaded guilty to possession of a Glock 40-caliber handgun and 11 rounds of ammunition, he was sentenced to 39 months in jail, and another three years of probation. The judge also recommended that “the rapper serve his sentence in a west coast prison with a drug rehab program to allow him to get away from local influences in Atlanta.”
Although Gucci has served 11 months already, he has 28 more to go. It’s predicted that he will get out in December 2016. In spite of his sentence, the U.S. District Court Judge Steve Jones told GuWop that, even though he is unfamiliar with the ATL rapper’s music, “young people- my nieces and nephews- tell me you are quite cool.”
What is your opinion about this? Is it fair that Gucci serves another 28 months on top of his already served 11? Or nah?
Ty Dolla $ign is days away from releasing his free album, Sign Language, which drops on August 25th. As he spoke about the upcoming project, he revealed a new mixtape as well.
The artists revealed that he has locked down several tracks with Rich Homie Quan and that this would result in a joint mixtape. The tape is titled Rich Homie Dolla $ign.
“ME and Rich Homie been doing a little project together, we like ten songs in. We gon’ do that with Drama, it’s probably gonna be called Rich Homie Dolla $ign, ya feel me,” added Ty.
What do you think about this collaboration? Will this turn out to be a great mixtape? Or is it even worthwhile?
Also, don’t forget to check out his newest mixtape, Sign Language; scheduled to drop in five days.
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