Thanksgiving is here! Thanksgiving is here! But it’s not all fun and games and stuffing your face with food. While we sit comfortably in our humble abode with our loved ones, celebrating with a feast, there are those who go out and make sure to help those in need. Sadly, however, rappers aren’t exactly the first profession that’d cross your mind as being “helpful” as these are merely gangsters, drug dealers, and entertainers, right? Wrong. For example Birdman and Cash Money are participating in their 20th annual Turkey Giveaway this week. And that’s not all, as rappers like Jeezy, T.I., and Ludacris regularly find themselves helping local Atlanta natives enjoy their Thanksgiving as well. So, we here at iHipHop decided we’d attempt to dispel the myths of rappers being careless and lazy, and showcase their good deeds, by assembling a picture slideshow of them giving back on Thanksgiving. Enjoy and happy Thanksgiving!
The Ferguson grand jury decision to not indict Officer Darren Wilson in the August death of Michael Brown, the unarmed teenager who was shot and killed after an encounter with police, has sent shockwaves across the world. Many of those whom have ties to the hip-hop community were extremely upset and took to the internet to share their grievances, questioning when justice will be served. Everyone from T.I. to El-P to Lord Jamar sounded off, letting their voice be heard. Azealia Banks was perhaps the most controversial in her remarks regarding the Ferguson grand jury decision, lambasting the decision by writing “I might have to kill one of these crackers in their sleep !!” in addition to other inflammatory statements. Check out what rappers had to say on the Ferguson grand jury after the jump.
MMG is Rick Ross’s solid contribution to the rap game because it extends the power of his influence to recruit other great street artists to urban radio rotation. His two marquee acts are in a feud that Meek Mill set off on social media by calling Wale corny. Check the tweets after the jump.