CASH MONEY RECORDS WINS LAWSUIT
May 14, 2015
According to Rap Basement: Cash Money Records has been losing artist left and right, but the label now has something to feel good about, because they won the lawsuit against Jas Prince. Jas was going after the label for $4 million in unpaid royalties from Drake‘s music. Prince claimed he was the one who found Drizzy and helped him sign to Aspire Music Group and then Cash Money. Cash Money reportedly promised Prince $5 million for advances and profits from Drake’s music, but he only got $1 million
IS HIP HOP REALLY THE REASON WHY MANY AMERICAN REFUSE TO BELIEVE IN GOD????
May 14, 2015
Why do we bother listening to Bill O’Reilly? He’s once again pointing the finger at hip hop-for what he believe is another American tragedy. There has been a decline in America when it comes to religion. Recently many Americans have rejected the idea of identifying themselves with one particular religion, O’Reilly has blamed the decline on hip-hop. He’s accused hip-hop of being the driving force behind pulling people away from Americas traditional moral and ethical values. "There is no question that people of faith are being marginalized by a secular media and pernicious entertainment. The rap industry, for example, often glorifies depraved behavior. That sinks into the minds of some
young people-- the group that is most likely to reject religion." O’Reilly views are far from surprising, for years he have try to blame rap music for the misleading of young Americans. What about rock artists such as Marilyn Manson whose music has linked to satanic worshiping methods, or Pop stars who feel free to express their over the top sexuality. There are other key factors that play a greater role and the influence hip hop has only counts for a small percentage, O’Reilly’s viewpoint truly holds no weight.
IS JOEY BADA$$ THE NEW FACE OF HIP HOP???
May 14, 2015
The hip-hop community is full of fresh talent. From Drake to Wale, from Meek Millz to Big Sean, competition is at an all-time high when it comes to the number one spot. Back and forth debates have taken place on who can wear the crown as the hottest emcee, some say Kendrick others have said J-Cole, but for one Brooklyn artist he has placed his name at the top of the list as the new face of hip hop, and that artist if Joey Bada$$. “I say I’m the new face of Hip Hop in a whole. My message went deeper than New York. I started getting known and gaining credibility outside of New York first. It was like outside then it came in.” The NY emcee has been receiving great reviews from industry critics, and has also gained the respect of his peers.
Although the 20yr old rapper has a long way to go, many have already labeled Joey Bada$$ as one of New York’s finest.
May 14, 2015
Vid AHH:Despite decades of reported incidents, police brutality has become a major issue in America in the last year. High profile cases of unarmed black men being killed by law enforcement officers has shed light on the problem some cops abusing their power against citizens.The New York City based nonprofit organization Hip Hop Loves Foundation is bringing more attention to the killing of people of color at the hands of the police with the new video for “Stop Shooting.” Produced by Mastersounds Productions, the song was recorded by Hip Hop Loves Foundation music recording workshops participants Jalib and Prodigy Da Prince.
“Central Park Five” trial member Yusef Salaam also contributed to the project. “What inspired me to sign on to the ‘Stop Shooting’ project was the overwhelming disregard for black life by many of our public servants. When I was growing up Hip Hop was just laying down its roots and there was a message in the music. The essence of what was happening was the complete transformation of a forgotten generation through a cultural expression born out of want and need,” says Salaam. “When I was asked to participate I saw it as a duty. We are fighting a war that can only be fought on all fronts. The current state of Hip Hop is in shambles but there is still beauty, there is still hope.”