We were waiting on Hov to make a statement to the press about his ill-timed deal with Barney New York for their holiday collection, as the clothing outlet has fought allegations of racist practices in its stores. Didn't have to wait very long as Mr. Carter released a statement via his Life and Times outlet. But that wasn't all. He contacted us with an exclusive freestyle broaching the topics at hand. Full lyrics after the jump.
we had high hopes for jermaine. his mixtape "the warm up" was a needed shot of vigor in a slumping independent scene, wanting for a sellable, sobering presence. his college kid pluckiness and tupac-nas derivative flows were respectful without mimicking. his collegiality was light-hearted, but not obnoxious. then, he got signed to a record deal, and it all unraveled.
This ain't for the faint of heart or the light of skivvies. This is anti-AutoTune. This is the world's most dangerous hip-hop show, by a stretch. Parental discretion is advised. The clickables after the jump...
all sales final. that's that sh*t i don't like. in all seriousness though, i'm here to express my deep disappointment and utter shock at the incidents that have taken place these past few months. one of hip-hop's esteemed live performance artists, chief keef, has repeatedly failed to live up to his top billing at shows across the country. if it were any other average musician, i'd be perhaps less dismayed by the overt delinquency and absenteeism. but frankly where it concerns chief keef, i've come to expect a helluva lot more.
recently, lifehacker reported on the jobs with the best career outlook over the long-term. among them: bio-engineers, elementary school teachers...and, to the delight of every working girl, strippers. here's a short list of the rappers who will be sponsoring the next generation's best and brightest. merry christmas everyone!