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Behold The Hypocrisy Of Rap Fans: The Curious Case Of Bobby Shmurda

WordsByG.Hylton Inthelatestepisodeof“lifecomesatyoufast,”BobbyShmurda’smeteoricrisetofame appearstohavecomecrashingdown.Lastweek,ShmurdaandhiscrewwerearrestedbytheNYPDandhitwith69separatecharges.Insults,likeawideopenStephCurryjumper,rainedfromallcornersoftheinternet,ascommentersopenlychastisedtheyoungrapperfornotleavingthestreetsbehind.

Petty Accepts Samuel L. Jackson’s Challenge With Powerful ‘I Can’t Breathe’ Video

“Thisisnotforthefakedeep,thebiggerpicture’snow…”UsuallywhenSamuelL.Jacksonspeaks,hisvoiceisheardloudandclear.However,afewweeksagotheactorissuedachallenge to“allyoucelebritiesouttherewhopouredicewateronyourhead”tosingthe“Weain’tgonnastoptillpeoplearefree”songinthewakeofrecenttragediesandtheunrestthatoccurredasaresult.

ILoveMakonnen Likes ‘Sunday’ Enough To Make A Song About It, Too

Well,thenextdayoftheweekthatILoveMakonnenhaschosentocroonaboutis“Sunday.”Whilethisfeelslikeaprecursorto“Tuesday” (noonelikesMondayanyway!),it’sleftuswithsomemixedfeelings.Thesongpoppeduponlinetheothernightandgotpulledquickly,butnotbeforethewebgotitshandsonit.

Rappers Doing Good: 50 Cent Aids ‘Feeding America’ Charity In The Fight Against Hunger

50Cent’spartnershipwithandcharitablecontributionstotheorganizationFeedingAmerica gobackseveralyears.Itwaswaybackin2011whenheannounced thatproceedsfromeverypairofhisSMSAudioheadphonessoldwouldprovide250mealsthroughthecharity,butthisweek50providedevenmorethanhismoneywhenhedonatedhistime.

Rappers Doing Good: 50 Cent Aids Feed America Charity In The Fight Against Hunger

50Cent’spartnershipwithandcharitablecontributionstotheorganizationFeedingAmerica gobackseveralyears.Itwaswaybackin2011whenheannounced thatproceedsfromeverypairofhisSMSAudioheadphonessoldwouldprovide250mealsthroughthecharity,butthisweek50providedevenmorethanhismoneywhenhedonatedhistime.

The ‘Reflective’ Nike Air Max 2015 Is Going To Be Really Hard To Miss.

OK,sothereveredAirMax2009mayneverhaveaworthysuccessorbuttheNikeAirMax2015‘Reflective’istakingadecentcrackatit.3Mmaterialisprettymuchlikevoltorcementintherealmofsneakers:dopetorock,butnothingwehaven’tseenbefore.OnethingIhaven’tseenbeforethoughistheMaxAirunitbeingcompletelypaintedover.

#2014Faves Remembers Some Of Twitter’s Wildest Moments Of The Year

"@TheWoundGod:#2014Faves RT@Mariannoo:MeloofftheHenny&afewpullsofsour,readytojeopardizeitall.pic.twitter.com/Pmw4bVgUPC"????—Frankie(@Almighty_Jones)December24,2014 Muchlikeeveryothercorner ontheInternet–includingthisone–Twittercelebrated2014withitsowncommemorationofthepast12monthswiththetrendingtopic#2014Faves. Theendresult?...Show More Summary

Young Jeezy Joins Troy Ave And Rick Ross For ‘All About The Money (Remix)’

“NowmyjewelercallmeMr.RolexnWristsgamesostrong,callmeBowflexn”TroyAve’s“AllAboutTheMoney”continuestopickupsteamaswellasbignamefeaturesasJeezyaddsaversealongsideRozay’s.Nomatterthenamesattached,thestarshiningbrightestheremaybeRoofeeopiano-drivenproduction.

Master P Is The Only Guy Who Can Save The Los Angeles Lakers, So Says Master P

Atsomepoint,theLosAngelesLakerswillreturntotheirregularformofdominance.Itsfanbasewillstickoutitscollectivechestonceagainremindingtheworldtheyremainedloyalduringthedarkages.AndMagicJohnsonwillreturntoopenlysupportingthefranchise.Lastseason,thisseasonandquitepossiblynextseasonisnotthattime,however.

The 10 Best Albums Of 2014: No. 4 – Big K.R.I.T.’s ‘Cadillactica’

Fewthingscanstealmyappetitequickerthanarestaurantthatclaimsto“elevate”foodthattraditionallynourishespoorpeople.Theimplicationthatsoulfood,mealscookedwithlovebyoverworkedhands,andoftenconsistingofingredientsthatotherscallouslydiscarded,can’tascendtotheapexofculinaryartistryonitsownmeritsvexesmetomycore.

BJ The Chicago Kid And ScHoolboy Q Give Us Real Talk In ‘It’s True’ Video

BJTheChicagoKidandScHoolboyQareaddressingtheissueoflosson“It’sTrue,”whichyoucanwatchabove,solet’sgetthatoutofthewayfirst.Theylamentitoveralaid-back,swingingbeat,asBJchroniclesthepassingofhishighschoolfriendandQspitsaboutjusthowquicklydeathcancomeknockingatone’sdoor.

The ‘Entourage’ Movie Is Real And Here’s The Trailer To Prove It

Inlessthanamonth,we’vereceivedconfirmationthatnotonlydoesnewmusicfromD’Angeloexist,butsodoesthemuch-discussedEntouragemovie.ThetrailerissimilartosomethingstraightoutofascriptfansoftheshowcametoexpectovertheHBOoriginalseries’eight-yeShow More Summary

Wale Delivers A ‘Festivus’ Miracle With His New EP

Overthepastfewyears,Wale’smadeasmuchanameforhimselfforhisperiodicairingofgrievances,ashehaswowingfanswithhisfeatsofstrengthonthemicrophone.Nowwrappinguparelativelyquietyearonthemusicfront,theself-styledDoubleMGeniusisbeginninghisbigpushtowardwhathehopeswillbehismagnumopus,thelongawaited,Seinfeld-inspired,AlbumAboutNothing.

Lupe Fiasco And 9th Wonder Weigh In On The Iggy Azalea Argument

WordsByDough Asyouareallsurelyaware,everyoneinHip-HopisnowrequiredtoexpressanopiniononIggyAzaleaandLupeFiascoand9thWonderarenoexception.LupewasaskedforhisthoughtsonIggybyafanonTwitterand–tothesurpriseofsome–heactuallystuckupfortheAussierapper,defendingherplaceinHip-Hopandtakingtheopportunitytogetphilosophical(thisisLupeafterall):IggyhasaplaceinHipHop…herplace….

Mani Coolin Delivers A Holiday Surprise With ‘Merry Christmas’ EP

Forthepastyearandchange,we’vebeenpreachingyoungManiCoolinasonetowatchfromthealwaysbuzzingLAscene.Ashe’sbeendeliveringsharp,honestloosies,we’vebeensteadilyawaitinghismuch-hypedHope4TheYouthdebut.Whileputtingthefinishingtouchesontheproject,Manireleasedsomerecordsthataren’tgoingtomakethefinalcutandfittinglydubbedthemtheMerryChristmasEP.

The Weeknd Releases ‘Earned It’ From ‘Fifty Shades Of Grey’ Soundtrack

WordsByEmanuelVinson OnMondaynight,everyone’sfavoriteantiheroTheWeeknddroppedanewtrackfortheFiftyShadesofGreysoundtrack.“EarnedIt”isaslow-burningballad,probablytheclassiestthingAbelTesfaye’severputtowax.It’stense,statelysoundmatchesFifty‘saestheticperfectly.Abel’ssinginggetsunexpectedlyvulnerableasthethesongbuilds,echoingmainlovestoryofthebest-sellingnovel.

Spenzo And Taylor Bennett Contribute Tracks For Leaders 1354’s Upcoming Mixtape

WordsByEmanuelVinson Long-runningstreetwearbrandLeaders1354isenteringthemixtapegamenextyearwiththeirLEADNEVERFOLLOWtape.Fashion’spresenceasoneofthepillarsofHip-Hopisespeciallyprevalentinthetoday’sscenesomergingthetwomakesabsolutesenShow More Summary

Hip Hop’s Getting Its Own Hall Of Fame In 2017

Ifallgoesaccordingtoplan,N.W.A.andothersneednotworryaboutbeingsnubbedbytheRockHallOfFame.That’sbecausethereareactiveplansintheworksfortheHip-HopHallOfFameAndMuseumtobeginbuildingontwolocations,inHarlemandin2015.“Along-in-developmentHipHopHallofFameandMuseumhopestoraise$1milliontoopenitsfirst-everlocationandaYouthMediaEducationcenterinHarlem.

Hip Hop’s Getting Its Own Hall Of Fame In 2015

Ifallgoesaccordingtoplan,N.W.A.andothersneednotworryaboutbeingsnubbedbytheRockHallOfFame.That’sbecausethereareactiveplansintheworksfortheHip-HopHallOfFameAndMuseumtobeginbuildingontwolocations,inHarlemandin2015.“Along-in-developmentHipHopHallofFameandMuseumhopestoraise$1milliontoopenitsfirst-everlocationandaYouthMediaEducationcenterinHarlem.

The O’My’s Share Their Funky, Upbeat New Tune ‘Rise Up Singing’

 YoushouldknowthebandTheO’My’sbynow.Why?Well,becausetheseven-pieceacthasplayedanintegralroleinmuchofthemusicemergingfromthemiddleofthemapforthelastfewyears,havingworkedcloselywithChance,VicMensaandBlendedBabiesaswellasdoingmuchtosupportsmallerartistsinChicago’sscene.

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