Politically smart and socially conscious Brooklyn rapper Saigon is upset…
Politically smart and socially conscious Brooklyn rapper Saigon is upset with the current state of Hip-Hop music and points his fingers at popular artists, Rick Ross and G.O.O.D. Music’s Big Sean. Check out what Saigon said about Ricky Rozay’s music being too heavily based on selling drugs and how nobody knows the lyrics to Big Sean’s hit “Dance (A$$)”.
“Why ya’ll supportin’ a n*gga that promotes the destruction of our community? Why are you doin’ that? Why would you let this n*gga thrive and we don’t know where our next jobs are coming from? He’s rapping about selling kilos of cocaine and selling drugs. This is what he’s about, this whole lifestyle saying he’s so rich and he eats shrimp every night, and ya’ll support this sh*t?,” Sai told SOHH, referring to Ross.”
“Ya’ll broke and poor and your family’s about to get kicked out. That’s our hit son! That’s his hit. Nobody knows the words to this song, all they know is “a$$, a$$, a$$, a$$, a$$, a$$, a$$” [background noises]. We don’t care about “a$$, a$$, a$$, a$$,” but this is the society we livin’ in right now. So it’s like alright.”
Do you think Saigon has a point, or is he just disgruntled because Ross and Big Sean are having success? Saigon’s album “The Greatest Story Never Told” is currently available on iTunes.
What do you think??
Will.i.am, the Black Eyed Pea, is also an environmental activist…
Will.i.am, the Black Eyed Pea, is also an environmental activist. Just not a very smart one.
In England this week, he had a meeting with Oxford climate scholar Myles Allen. (Will gets seriousness credibility, Myles gets publicity.) Too bad Mr. Am chose to reach the city of dreaming spires in his large private “hip.hop.copter.”
Being a celeb, he made sure there were photos. Being a dimwit, he hadn’t realized that the British papers would cut him up for this ostentation.
“Shocking lack of judgment,” said the Daily Mail. As much CO2 as a Dull Normal generates in a month, sneered the Star. “Hard to believe that we can make much progress if our green stars travel” this way, said the Guardian.
Then Will ’coptered back to London to take a turn carrying the Olympic torch – which releases more CO2.
Forbes magazine recently declared Jennifer Lopez to be the “most powerful celebrity” of 2012, a claim I found so ridiculous that I ignored it.
J. Lo? Hey, George Clooney is so tight with Barack Obama that anyone who gets George angry can expect…
Hip.Hop.Copter… really? really dude? No, wait… really?
If you’re into lyrical wordplay, genius lyricism, and/or verses that…
Once again it’s on… the second installment in the Fly Casual mix series, presented by DJ JAV. Cover Art remixed by Demont Peekaso (www.demontpeekaso.com).
If you’re into lyrical wordplay, genius lyricism, and/or verses that require actual thought to comprehend and fathom, you’ll notice each title of each track in the mix flipped (casually) into a (fly) verse for the intro. The light saber on this track is wielded by none other than Mello Music Group’s SUBSTANTIAL (JAV is his DJ). Highlights in the mix include new music from Homeboy Sandman (Stones Throw), Lyriciss (Inner Loop), Kendrick Lamar, yU (the78er), Bop Alloy (shout out Marcus D), & the homie Kane Mayfield (Mania Music Group). Other tracks include chill-vibe type vintage hip-hop the average listener might’ve missed.
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- Episode 2 Intro – Substantial
- Jewels – O.C.
- Hii Power – Kendrick Lamar
- Let Yourself Go – Evidence
- Bada Bing – MF Doom
- Chillaxation – Bop Alloy
- On The Lookout – Kankick
- Bang Bang – Kardinal Offishall
- Time Machine – yU
- Medina Style – Cella Dwellas
- Never Lose Touch – Defari
- Ridin – Lyriciss
- Word To The Mutha – Homeboy Sandman
- For Certain – Oddisee
- Major Leagues – Defari
- Some Love – Kanye Mayfield
- Respect – De La Soul
- “Buh Bye” SNL Skit – Total Bastard Airlines
One-third of the pioneering hip-hop group the Beastie Boys has died…
Adam Yauch, one-third of the pioneering hip-hop group the Beastie Boys, has died at the age of 47, Rolling Stone has learned. Yauch, also known as MCA, had been in treatment for cancer since 2009. The rapper was diagnosed in 2009 after discovering a tumor in his salivary gland.
Yauch sat out the Beastie Boys’ induction to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in April, and his treatments delayed the release of the group’s most recent album, Hot Sauce Committee, Pt. 2. The Beastie Boys had not performed live since the summer of 2009, and Yauch’s illness prevented the group from appearing in music videos for Hot Sauce Committee, Pt. 2.
Yauch co-founded the Beastie Boys with Mike “Mike D” Diamond and Adam “Ad-Rock” Horowitz in 1979. The band started off as a hardcore punk group, but soon began experimenting with hip-hop. The band broke big with their first proper album, Licensed to Ill, in 1986, and further albums Paul’s Boutique, Check Your Head and Ill Communication cemented the band as a true superstar act.
In addition to his career with the Beastie Boys, Yauch was heavily involved in the movement to free Tibet and co-organized the Tibetan Freedom Concerts of the late Nineties. Yauch was also directed many of the Beastie Boys’ music videos under the pseudonym Nathaniel Horblower. In 2002, he launched the film production company Oscilloscope Laboratories.
Source: Rolling Stone