Tag: Hip Hop

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Entertainment

Mindless Behavior world tour hits Pgh

Mindless Behavior is coming to Pittsburgh to perform for their fans this summer from their “All Around The World Tour” at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall in Oakland Aug. 1. The concert will also feature special guest OMG Girlz and SCR Scream Team. In 2008, Mindless Behavior was born from a concept created by Conjunction Entertainment Inc. CEO Walter Millsap. An audition was held and out of 600 people the four were chosen to come together as a group. The teen quartet — Prodigy, Roc, Ray Ray and Princeton would soon become a national phenomenon. Since then the R&B group has stepped on the music scene and began to take over the world with their style of dance and song.The name Mindless Behavior was already created by their manager Keisha Gamble. “It’s a lifestyle that gives you the freedom to express yourself with fashion, entertainment and anything you do. Keisha chose us because of our inner confidence and how nice we were to her,” said Ray Ray.

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People

DMX arrested, accused of driving under the influence   

DMX talks with FOX Carolina after he’s released from jail. (CNN Photo/WHNS) (CNN) — Rapper DMX has found himself behind bars again, this time with a DUI charge. Police in Greenville, South Carolina, pulled DMX over in a 1978 Plymouth station wagon on Thursday as he was driving erratically. DMX was given a field sobriety test and failed.

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Entertainment

Hip-hop is no path to the American Dream

(NNPA)—The rags to riches stories that have defined the Hip Hop movement as a viable path to the American Dream may be the All-American distraction. Early Hip Hop artists experienced true bliss when their hard work and efforts paid off financially. Great artists with great lyrics were able to break through and perform on the world stage. From the gritty streets of New York they were around doing what they loved—and getting paid for it.

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Entertainment

Ace in the Hole: Bebop meets Hip Hop

Sheneika (Pretty Nek) Duberry, Marva Josie and Alexis Cartier In what has to be an unprecedented move in Pittsburgh, Bebop met Hip-Hop and it looks like it is a match made in Heaven. Brooklyn native and rising Hip-Hop star Sheneika (Pretty Nek) Duberry rolled into the Steel City to launch her new label, ‘It’s Right Records’. Ms. Duberry has worked with Darnell Dalton, current Sony songwriter who has worked with Mary J. Blige, Chris Brown and Rihanna. Dalton produced the Pretty Nek single; “Shorty Bad.”

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Opinion

Bill Maher defends Paula Deen and says she’s no worse than a rapper

BILL MAHER (AP Photo) by Dr. Boyce Watkins (YourBlackWorld.com)–Comedian Bill Maher is the liberal that people love and hate at the same time. He has an opinion on nearly everything and has enough money that he doesn’t have to care what you think. Recently, Maher spoke about the racial controversy involving cooking queen Paula Deen. Unless you’ve been on vacation to Mars, you probably heard that Deen lost her show on the Food Network after admitting to the use of racial slurs in the past. Deen is a White woman born in Georgia in the 1940s, so we have to admit that her admitting that she’s used the n-word falls under the “no duh” category. Nearly everyone in Georgia, at that time, referred to Black people as n*ggers, we just have to accept that. But Maher went a step further, not only stating that Deen should possibly be given a pass for being a woman from the south born before the civil rights movement, but even asked if rap records should be banned because hip-hop artists also use the n-word.

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Opinion

Why 2 Chainz got robbed

Tauheed Epps, aka 2 Chainz, performs at the second weekend of the 2013 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Club on April 20, 2013 in Indio, Calif. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP) by Dion Rabouin I often find myself in conversations centered on the question, “What happened to hip hop?” The best answer that I’ve found came from HBO “Real Time” host Bill Maher in reference to a previous conversation he had with rapper Jay-Z. Maher had chastised Jay about his lyrics, particularly the over-the-top braggadocio about Maybachs, Ace of Spades and spending Euros (that’s right, plural) that has come to define the Brooklyn-born rapper in the later stages of his career. “Why don’t people hate you?” Maher asked. (I’m paraphrasing.)