Mos Def is known to speak truth to power and is one of the few uncompromising voices in the hip-hop community. So it comes as no surprise, that Mos shares in the immense frustration like the millions of people who protested around the world over the unjust murder of Troy Davis.
During a show in Miami, the conscious rapper reminded the crowd that Troy Davis did not die in vain. He also implored the folks over at BET to honor Davis and his family during the BET Awards which will take place this weekend in Atlanta.
Grammy Award-winning rapper T.I. was released early on Thursday from the federal halfway house in Atlanta where he finished up an 11-month sentence on weapons possession and drug charges, a prison official said.
The 31-year-old Atlanta entertainer, whose real name is Clifford Harris, was assigned to the halfway house for the last month of his sentence after being released August 31 from a federal prison in Arkansas.
But shortly after arriving in Atlanta, the rapper was returned to a prison there because officials took issue with his luxury bus ride from Arkansas, his attorney said at the time.
Prison officials believed T.I. was conducting business on the bus, according to attorney Steve Sadow, who told Reuters that information was provided to show them that wasn't the case.
T.I. was transferred on September 15 back to the halfway house, where like other residents he was allowed to leave for approved purpos ...READ MORE
After four years of performing, three critically acclaimed mixtapes, and one false start launching an album, Jay-Z protege J. Cole finally released his debut CD and one day later critics were raving.
The Los Angeles Times cited Cole's "slickly inventive beats" on the record, "Cole World: The Sideline Story," and said that the 26-year-old "sounds assured of his skills" even when rapping alongside Jay-Z on "Mr. Nice Watch."
As the saying goes, good things come to those who wait and that seemed to be the case on Wednesday for Cole, who was the first artist signed to Jay-Z's Roc Nation label when it was founded two years ago.
The title of North Carolina rapper and producer's major label debut makes light of the waiting game he's played since 2007 when Cole released his first free mixtape online.
Cole and his label even prematurely release ...READ MORE