"DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. — A new push by a columnist at The Atlanta Journal Constitution will likely change the face of Stone Mountain. AJC political columnist Jim Galloway says there's a lack of material at Stone Mountain Park that speaks to its neighbors, who are primarily African-American. On Stone Mountain, there are carvings of Confederate war heroes and a Confederate flag that flies next to an American flag."
Before I get into this blog post, I must say that this is what Hip Hop needs...Diabolical Rap Battles featuring the latest and the greatest. Case in point...FREDRO STARR vs. KEITH MURRAY! AmbrosiaForHeads writes, "After more than a year of hype, promotion, and anticipation, Keith Murray and Fredro Starr finally battled. The October 4 battle at Brooklyn, New York’s Milk River saw the two 1990s major label stars from their crews (Def Squad and ONYX, respectively) square off in a crowded boxing ring. Perhaps symbolically, the MC battle nearly became a physical tussle after the men—and referees struggled to manage the microphone—and each others’ personal space. The MC War event is captured on film, and features nearly 30 minutes of action—and not all of it is head-to-head rhyming. However, Heads can largely agree that it was Fredro’s night, in a battle that seemed to go as deep as its hype videos projected."
A true Rockstar at heart, RIHANNA graces the pages in the November issue of Vanity Fair Magazine through incredible photography by world-renowned photographer, Annie Leibovitz. Rihanna takes over the streets of Cuba with her sex appeal before she goes nude in a private bedroom making this editorial racy and iconic. One of the images show Rihanna in the street with fans in Old Havana while posing alongside a 1959 Chevrolet Impala and 1956 Lincoln Continental Mark II. I absolutely love it!
FreeOnSmash writes, "Eazy Season is in full effect and G-Eazy‘s next move is a music video for “You Got Me,” as he prepares the follow-up album to These Things Happen. In the new visual, the Oakland rapper does the banging Southside instrumental justice by bringing his whole crew to the streets and local strip clubs. The song was originally released in July on Apple Music, along with the track “Running.”
FreeOnSmash writes, "It’s been three months since DeJ Loaf‘s debut #AndSeeThatsTheThing EP released back in July. One of the standout records from the project was the Big Sean assisted single “Back Up.” Today, the Detroit connection is brought to life through the release of the music video for the popular single. For the video, DeJ heads to the skating rink to host a party, where plenty of fun ensues. The Detroit player unfortunately doesn’t make it to the party, but does come through to deliver his verse with DJ Mo Beatz by his side."
HollywoodReporter.com writes, "Now in its eighth year, the long-running litigation over whether Jay Z rightfully sampled an Egyptian tune in his hit single "Big Pimpin'" is getting closer to resolution. With the trial scheduled for Oct. 13, the judge on Monday indicated she’d likely deny Osama Ahmed Fahmy's motion for summary judgment against the rapper. Fahmy’s lawsuit centers on the composition "Khosara, Khosara" from the 1960 Egyptian film Fata ahlami, which Jay Z and Timbaland (who is a co-defendant) turned into the unmistakable hook of the rapper’s 2000 single. Fahmy claims he's an heir of “Khosara Khosara” composer Baligh Hamdy and sued the rapper for copyright infringement, also naming Paramount Pictures, Warner Music, UMG and MTV among the defendants."
Janet Jackson writes via Twitter, “Hey you guys. I’ve been listening and now, so can you… Enjoy!” She slayed this song! And throwing Missy Elliot was icing on the cake. JANET! Always coming out of left field with something innovative, fresh and like nothing else out. A true icon and trendsetter. Thank you for sharing your gift and talent with the world! We bow to you Queen of Music!!!
"Dr Dre has made an enormous return to the limelight in 2015 with the release the successful N.W.A. biopic "Straight Outta Compton" as well as his long awaited third studio album "Compton". Now, KING CROOKED is paying homage to the legendary artist and entrepreneur with a new record called "If I Was Dre". On this song, Crooked puts himself in the shoes of the good doctor and boasts about his extraordinarily successful career. Production on this record is handled by Aftermath Entertainment's DJ Silk as well as Chris Noxx of the Grammy Award Winning team Tha Piecemakerz."
CASE is a dope R&B Platinum-winning R&B Star who will be gracing our presence, SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 13TH, at the GRAND CAFE located at 12389 Pembroke Rd. Pembroke Pines, Fl. 33025. Now that I threw the plug in, I just want to say that Case's "Missing You" is my FAVORITE R&B song OF ALL TIME. Thanks to CASE, and authentic Artists like him, I have not given up on R&B which seems as if it turned in the Autotuned high-trebled, watered-down bubble-gum "love" songs. But if you want to experience a REAL R&B show in a glamorous sultry atmosphere, then come join us at the Grand Cafe Sept. 13th. CASE will be there performing his new single, "Shook Up" off of his upcoming album cleverly titled, "HEAVEN'S DOOR". The event is hosted by Jill Tracey from Hot 105.1 FM and presented by RMG Entertainment.
PUBLIC ENEMEY's new hit single, "Mine Again" delivers a powerful message and is inspirational on so many levels. NigerianSounds writes, "Legendary Hip-Hop group Public Enemy just delivered their 13th studio album in July titled, 'Man Plans, God Laughs', and today they released a video for one of the songs off the project titled 'Mine Again'. The song features James Bomb who laced it with some poignant spoken word hooks, and Chuck D, the frontman of PE dropping riveting science in the form of lyrics, check out the video which is an ode to Africa and was directed by David Snyder in the Serengeti of Southern Africa."