Salute to Chuck D, Professor Griff, Flavor Flav, Terminator X and the big homie DJ Lord. Tonight Hip Hop legends Public Enemy were inducted into the 28th Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame. Salute to Public Enemy for always making music true to their hearts. PE has never compromised their thoughts, ideas, and sound and it's great to see them still able to tour the world to packed shows bringing the noise.
And to think back in the day, record labels, media, and many more said that Hip Hop would not last and it just a passing fad. Now it's in the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame with Beastie Boys, Run Dmc, Grandmaster Flash & Furious Five and now Public Enemy.
Listen to Chuck drop some jewels last year, after inducting Beastie Boys into the HOF.
If you thought, 'what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas', then things have suddenly changed thanks to social media. If you do not believe me, ask CoCo and rapper AP9. The two were getting a little too cozy for comfort according to husband/rapper Ice-T, who took to twitter to let his wife know he felt disrespected.
Coco agreed with Ice-T and apologized, but will all be forgiven? Only time will tell.
A federal grand jury on Thursday indicted New Orleans rapper B.G. on gun and conspiracy charges, U.S. Attorney Jim Letten said.
Letten said the 30-year-old rapper, whose real name is Christopher Dorsey, faces two counts of being a felon in possession of a firearm and one count of conspiracy to obstruct justice.
If convicted, Dorsey faces up to 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine on the gun charges and up to 20 years and a $250,000 fine on the conspiracy charge.
The charges are from a 2009 traffic stop in which officers recovered three guns, two of which were reported stolen. Police told The Times-Picayune that Dorsey was arrested along with two others in the vehicle, Demounde Pollard and Jerod Fedison.
According to the indictment, Dorsey conspired with Pollard and Fedison to obstruct justice by "inducing Demounde Pollard to sign a false affidavit attesting that Dorsey did not possess three firearms on Nov. 3, 2009."
Both Pollard and Fedison have pleaded guilty in the case and are awaiting sentencing, Letten said.
It was not immediately known whether Dorsey had an attorney and a telephone listing could not be found for him.
B.G. is probably best known for 1999's "Bling Bling," which was a hit by the group, the Hot Boys, of which he was a member along with rappers Lil Wayne, Juvenile and Turk.
Oh, how I remember growing up in the 80's, me and my cousin being accused of stealing out the neighborhood gas station or store. Little did the store attended know, our interest was not in robbing but in basketball and going to church.
over 20 years later - (I'm not prejudice, but these attendants and cashiers so happens to be native Middle Easterners)-
I remember five years ago trying to return stale products to the store in Highland Park, MI. At the same time the store was closing, the owner grabs his pistol and tells me to come back tommorrow; as I tried to hand him the items he hits the items out my hand. With his other hand on his pistol he tells me to go.
A couple of years ago in the Detroit, I purchased some items that added up to $3, I gave the cashier a $20 bill and he gave me $2 dollars back. I informed the cashier stating, "I gave you a $20 bill and not a $5 bill." Apparently, he thought I gave him a $5 bill. Irately, he told me I had to comeback when the owner gets there to count the money in the till to see if we owed you 15 dollars. I replied, "I do not have time to come back for my correct change when my correct change should have been giving when I gave you more than the correct amount to payed for the items I purchased." After about 10 minutes of dissagreement the cashier reluctantly gave me my correct change.
Recently, my wife and I decided to visit a gas station on Evergreen/ Paul in Metro Detroit. The same altercation happened (I didn't receive the correct change back). I left after the cashier told me that everything will be resolved in an hour after the owner get there. I came back in two hours asking the cashier for my correct change. He tells me the matter is not resolved. They were still waiting on the owner. I'm trying to expain to the cashier that I'm wasting gas in my car trying to recieve my correct change, I told him I would like to be reimbursed for gas also. Another cashier began to rudely speak for him. I told him to be quite as I was trying to express my plead. The next thing I know, I got called a Bitch, Ignorant, and many other derogatory names right before he called the Police Department (of course customers were still in line). Angry and frustrated, trying to bridle my tongue the best I can. I left not because the police were on there way, but because I am getting sick and tired of being treated any type of way when I go into these businesses.
I here stories of other African Americans experiencing this kind of treatment in these kind of business establishments. But now that it happened to me multiplicity of time, I am willing and able to do something about this the best I can rather it's through media or starting an organization against these types of business.
It's in the makings. Thanks for listening my friends and remember to shop were you will be respected.
Official Book Signing for DJ Necterr To Be Held on January 8, 2011 from 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm CST.
Houston, TX (PRWEB) January 3, 2011
Renowned DJ, author, and hip-hop insider, DJ Necterr, will be in attendance at Katy Budget Books in Houston, TX to sign his jaw-dropping, "tell-all" autobiography that speaks on his life and the hip hop industry.
"His body shakes violently, and he realizes he is lying on the floor staring ahead into the darkness under his bed. He tries to clear the fog that is invading his mind and ignore the strange sensation (is it pain?) in his chest."
The extraordinary (sometimes violent) life of DJ Necterr is chronicled in his autobiography, The Perfect Gangster, a journey from the deadly streets of Chicago to the top of the hip hop industry. A tiny kid who witnessed the murder of his brother but went on to work with some of hip hop's greatest like Jay-Z, DipSet, Lil' Wayne, and Young Jeezy. Necterr's story is filled with blood, guts, drugs, and prison; but it's also filled with love, redemption, and success. Necterr holds nothing back in these pages, as he shares the secrets and inner-workings of the world's most dramatic music industry; including the betrayal he suffered at the hands of Lil' Wayne (who ended up in prison for something else.) Read tales of Juelz Santana, Memphis Bleek, Lloyd Banks, and the gritty world of drugs and the police. Find out what it takes to live the ups and downs of a 10-year-old break dancer, school DJ, runaway, and drug trafficker who finally turns his life around to become The Perfect Gangster,a hip hop artist who tours the country as a promoter, and a promising act in his own right.
DJ Necterr is scheduled for his signing to be held at Katy Budget Books at 2450 Fry Rd Houston, TX 77084.For directions or more information about the Jan. 8th event, please contact the store at Katy Books 281-578-7770.