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Is it a case of too little too late? Rapper Master P after being in the game for over twenty years is changing his name to P Miller. P has been doing his bit for Hip-Hop having already developed his Take a Stand label which promotes curse free lyrics with his son Romeo. The change in name comes about as the down south mogul has ventured off in new directions including teaming up with Wal Mart to promote an affordable fashionable clothing line. Wonder if this change of name will influence his brother C Murder.
Great to see Master P or Percy Miller getting the Key to Memphis this past weekend. Master P born Percy Miller has in his tenure in Hip-Hop given a lot of time and donated substantial amounts of money to community activism and philanthropic endeavors. It is these acts of humanity that encouraged the rapper to be honored by the city through Willie Herenton, the Mayor of Memphis at the recent Let the Kids Grow Day held in the Tennessee city. “No other rapper or entertainer is as committed to the community as Master P and I am proud of him,” said the Mayor when talking on the No Limits founder. “Master P changed his life and took the negativity out of his music but stayed true to the hood.” Master P and his son Romeo are very active in encouraging school children to stay in school to avoid the pull of street culture and lives of drugs and crime.
Yesterday on IHipHop we posted the track that Ludacris had recorded in support of Barack Obama’s Presidential Campain, but it tunrs out Luda might have been better saving his rhymes for someone other than Obama. Bill Burton, a spokesperson for the Obama campaign said “Ludacris is a talented individual but he should be ashamed of these lyrics,” and the song has been deemed ‘outrageously offensive.’The lyrics which include insults to the Republican candidate and the Senators former Democratic running mate, Hilary Clinton goes against the direction in which Obama hopes to go. “As Barack Obama has said many, many times in the past, rap lyrics today too often perpetuate misogyny, materialism, and degrading images that he doesn’t want his daughters or any children exposed to,” continued Burton.As at press time there has been no comment from the DTP boss or his Publicist.
Yesterday, the deal was sealed on the merger between the two biggest satellite radio stations in the US. With a 3-2 vote in favor for XM and Sirrus joining together, it is indicated that a merge of this kind will save the new company close to $400 million. The good side to this for consumers is that not only will they secure access to the various shows each radio station boasts, but the deal also came with a three year price cap, meaning that prices for the service can’t be increased until 2011. The new company however will be fined $20 million straight away for not creating and marketing a receiver that is capable of receiving signals from both stations before the merger, which has been on the cards since early 2007, came into effect.
What is it about these guys? Jimmy sounds real ‘ignant’ when he discusses with Kim Osorio his opinions on Nas and his battle with Fox. Some people should be seen and not heard, but with the face on Jimmy in this video, I don’t think I want to see or hear him. Cheer up Jim, are things really that bad?
On the day he led a petition outside Fox News Studios in New York, Nas showed up on the news show-parody “The Colbert Report.” The show is on Comedy Central and is a spin-off of “The Daily Show” and is hosted by the ever-witty Stephen Colbert. After he had a humorous back-and-forth with Colbert as they sat on the boxes holding Nas’s signed petition, Nasir performed his Fox News jab “Sly Fox.” The appearance definitely did not disappoint, and if you missed it check out a clip below… Nas on Colbert.
A man with a plan and a hell of a way of getting his point across is Nyoil, the Staten Island based rapper who co -presents the BBC World Service show – WORLD HAVE YOUR SAY. With over 30 million people all over the world listening in to the show Nyoil has given people something to feast on talking about topics such as gentrification in Harlem and the recent debacle with Jesse Jackson and Presidential candidate Barack Obama. And mass media says Hip-Hop doesn’t have a voice…well Nyoil is proving to millions it really does.
Is this funny or just plain wrong ?…..
Jesse Jackson apologized to Barack Obama for making a “crude” remark about him, which was picked up by a live television microphone. (more…)
Nice to know what sort of an impact you have had on the world and especially your own country as your shot at making a change comes to an end. Locals in a San Francisco suburb have gathered 10,000 signatures to have a sewage plant named after Georgie, the plant will be known as George W Bush Sewage Plant. What a way to be remembered…full of s**t.
Turns out Beyonce Carter has had her name added to the long list of celebrities that has had their passport info accessed by ‘crooks.’ Bey’s passport has been accessed over 100 times. Talk about homeland security at its best. Condoleeza offered an apology to the Grammy winner. Beyonce joins names like Barack Obama and the late Anna Nichole Smith, Paris Hilton and Tom Cruise. Even though identity theft is on the decline as companies impose more thorough checks, it still costs the US over one billion dollars a year.
Cities like Detroit, Philly, DC, Baltimore, Atlanta, Chicago and Baltimore are looking at their own Black news channel it seems, if the plan spearheaded by JC Watts, former Republican Congressman for Oklahoma overcomes the obstacles it faces. The intent is to provide a 24 hour news service which will be seen as “the single destination for reliable, credible, informational resources for the African-American community.” With the only Black TV channels being more directed on entertainment, BET and TV One, the new news network will fill a void that there is within the African American communities for news that people want to hear. Watts is also adamant in working towards obliterating the stigmatism that links Black faces to crime with the news network. “I’m not so sure that you see anything on CNN or Fox News that specifically targets the African-American community,” Watts explained in a recent interview with the NY Post. And even though the challenges faced with a project of this magnitude are extensive, Watts thinks that America is indeed ready for a change to the generic format of news channels, just as the public has warmed to Barrack Obama.
Barack Obama has taken a major step toward securing the Democratic presidential nomination. Not only did he score a convincing win in North Carolina; but the close race in Indiana made Hillary Clinton’s difficult path to the nomination even more challenging.Pressure is now on Clinton to somehow find a way to stop what increasingly looks like an unstoppable Obama march to the nomination.Looking ahead, there are some bright spots for the Clinton campaign. Next week the campaign shifts to West Virginia, where the demographic and socioeconomic terrain ought to favor her. On May 20, the candidates will battle it out in Kentucky and Oregon.Only six contests and 217 pledged delegates remain.
iHipHop Blog Team