Tag: Rap

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Entertainment

Rapper Macklemore acknowledges “White privilege”…Is Hip Hop losing its color?

Ryan Lewis, left, Macklemore, center, and Ray Dalton accept the award for best hip hop video for “Can’t Hold Us” as presenters Iggy Azalea, right, and Lil’ Kim look on, at the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013, at the Barclays Center in the Brooklyn borough of New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP) by Jineea Butler NNPA Columnist Recently Rapper Macklemore recognized that it is White privilege that catapulted him to success. In a Rolling Stone cover interview, Macklemore, born Ben Haggerty, said, “If you’re gonna be a White dude and do this shit, I think you have to take some level of accountability. You have to acknowledge where the art came from, where it is today, how you’re benefiting from it. At the very least, just bringing up those points and acknowledging that, yes, I understand my privilege, I understand how it works for me in society, and how it works for me in 2013 with the success that The Heist has had.”

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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.