In recent Hip Hop news one of XXL’s 2011 freshman Lil’ B has announced that he is calling his new album “I’m Gay”. Lil B has come out and said that even though he is calling his album I’m Gay, he is extremely heterosexual. The controversial rapper made the announcement that he would title his album I’m Gay after his performance at The Coachella Festival earlier this month. Since Lil B has revealed the name of his new album, it has sparked a lot controversy and homophobia in the Hip Hop industry. GLAAD released a statement over the album title stating that the organization hoped Lil B was sincere in his attempt to be an “ally” of the LGBT community. “I’m an ally to the people, and yes, I am an ally,” Lil B said in a new interview with New York Magazine. “I am a man that loves women, but I am an ally. I am not interested in men, but I do support men and women and any choices that they make that are positive.”
I support Lil B wanting and trying to be different and wanting to support the gay community but I feel like this was only a stunt to gain money. I feel like Lil B is only interested in getting money and knows that by calling his album I’m Gay, he will only gain sponsors and a new fan base. I guess only time will tell and we’ll be able to see what direction this takes his career in.
Soulja Boy has recently announced that he will be making a mini-movie to accompany his newly released mixtape called juice. His Mixtape and mini-movie are based off the 1992 hit Juice that stared Tupac Shakur, Omar Epps, Jermaine “Huggy” Hopkins and Khalil Kain. Soulja Boy says he is finishing the movie and that he hopes to premiere on BET later this year. “My close friend and I was like ‘man I want to do a mini-movie’ and so we got the budget together,” Soulja Boy said. “We were in pre-production and people reached out and wanted to be a part of the movie.” The 45-minute film will be directed by Dale “Rage” Resteghini, who shot the video for Soulja Boy’s “Kiss Me Through the Phone.”
I think this Movie will interesting to see because fans will be able to see soulja boy in a whole new light . This was a good idea for Soulja. We will just have to wait and see if the movie will be as good as he plans on it being.
If you are a fan of my blog then you would know that a reoccurring subject is the excellent rapper, Kanye West. Most recently he has been in the news because Gold’s Gym has announced the results of a nationwide poll that has crowned Kanye West’s song Stronger the greatest workout song of all time.
Golds Gym hosted the first ever “March Music Competition” where they let people pick from 64 of the best work out songs. Some of the songs that where in the running for the number one spot were, “Theme from Rocky,” Eminem’s “Lose Yourself,” Black Eyed Peas’ “Boom Boom Pow” and Guns N Roses classic song “Welcome to the Jungle.”
If you have never listened to Kanye’s Stronger the video is provided below.
On Friday April 8th, Rapper Gucci Mane was arrested again for battery charges. Gucci Mane is accused of pushing a woman out of a moving hummer because of a dispute that he had with the woman. Gucci was only charged with a misdemeanor count of battery but because of this altercation he might recieve a longer jail sentence because of violating his probation. The rapper spent time at the mental ward of Anchor Hospital in January, after he was accused of violating his probation for an incident in November of 2010.
I feel that rapper Gucci Mane, born Radric Davis, is beginning to go crazy. If he’s not in jail he’s most likely getting icecream cones tattooed on his face which in any society is not normal. I also feel like whats the purpose of sending someone to jail if they are going to commit crimes as soon as they are released. If Gucci Mane wants to continue to have a rapping career he needs to take some serious time to figure out the direction of his career before he no longer has one.
In the past couple days the NAACP has been under attack for the lineup of Hip-Hop performers included to take part in the 42nd Annual NAACP Awards . The line up consists of artists like Jay-Z, Kanye West, Nicki Minaj, Diddy and Dirty Money, B.o.B. and others will perform, present or have been nominated to receive awards.
Numerous people like Reverend Delman Coates of Mt. Ennon Baptist Church in Clinton, Maryland, who are involved with the NAACP feel that it is blasphemy that the NAACP honor such artists. Rev. Coates said, “It is a complete outrage that the NAACP and some of this country’s largest corporations would endorse artists that degrade women, use the “N” word, and promote values that are antithetical to the goals and aspirations of most Americans,” Rev. Coates told AllHipHop.com in a statement.
He continued to say “Lyrical content, not commercial success should be the standard by which such nominations and sponsorships are given. At a time when we have witnessed social and political progress in America, it is disheartening to see established civil rights organizations and leading American corporations promote some of the most stereotypical and offensive images and messages in the popular culture.”
I have to say that i agree with some of what Rev. Coates said. Certain Artists in today’s hip hop industry shine a bad light on hip hop. I completely agree that artists like this have no business being awarded especially at an NAACP award ceremony. The NAACP has done a lot for African Americans and helped them get to where we are today. By the NAACP awarding certain people that use degrading words and life styles to make a profit, is basically like supporting the exact things that where used to keep African Americans from socially suceeding. What do you think?
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If you don’ know, every year the magazine XXL releases a special article dedicated to the hottest up and coming artist of that year that people should be on the watch for A.K.A. the freshman class.
This year XXL has selected 11 rappers then their usual 10. XXL stated, “The new Freshmen assembled in late January to participate in the photo shoot and a roundtable discussion. We also made them rhyme, of course. (Check XXLMag.com for the video of the Freshmen Roundtable, cyphers, freestyles and more interviews.) It’s a daunting task to pick out the possible stars of tomorrow, get them all in a studio with stylists, barbers, makeup artists, cameras and a whole bunch of industry folk, and then keep that a secret. But we did it. We present our 11 Freshmen for 2011.
I feel like this years freshman class is filled with a lot of good rappers that everyone should expect good results from
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A couple of weeks ago I wrote about rapper/producer Kanye West who is taking the game by storm. Even though nobody is close to taking Kanye out of his spot, negative energy is never to far from Kanye. In recent news Kanye is under fire for allegedly borrowing the animated intro to his new video All of the Lights, but there could also be health effects from watching the video
An Epilepsy group from the UK called, Epilepsy Action, sent Kanye’s video to Cambridge Research Systems to be analyzed by one of their machines to see if the video causes seizures. “This machine looks at whether video footage is likely to cause seizures,” Epilepsy Action said in a statement. “We have today had confirmation that it contains material that may cause seizures in some people with photosensitive epilepsy.”
Epilepsy action has pulled video from the internet and television and are continuing to try to make an effort to ban the video worldwide. They have even contacted Kanye’s agent but have not yet got a response.
This is the All of the lights video…
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