DJ Kool Herc, often referred to as the "Father of Hip Hop," has been hospitalized, according to DJPremierBlog.com
"Kool Herc is very sick...Kool Herc is not doing well," explained DJ Premier. "It's funny how we actually have a father of a culture [who] still lives, where in some cultures, they're already dead… Continue
Added by ThisIs80 on January 30, 2011 at 5:00pm —
“I was in the studio all night workin’ on this Carter IV. We pretty much finished, to be honest; we probably need about two more songs. We got David Banner coming in tonight, so hopefully he’ll come with somethin’. We try to make sure—he kind of makes every album. He made Tha Carter III, and made [We Are Young Money].”
“I’m gonna keep the features a surprise,”… Continue
Added by ThisIs80 on January 27, 2011 at 9:42pm —
Mexican soldiers on Wednesday seized a large drug catapult that smugglers were using to launch packages of pot into a remote area of Arizona.
U.S. National Guard troops at the Naco Border Patrol station about 80 miles southeast of Tucson tipped off the Mexican Army after a surveillance camera spotted several traffickers hurling bundles of weed over the border last Friday night.
The recently released 2010 Crime Statistics shows that in 2010 almost $30 million worth of drugs were seized, with cannabis making up the bulk of that amount.
The 520kg [1,146lbs] of cannabis or cannabis resin accounted for 98% of drugs seized by weight and 90% of the value of drugs seized in 2010, with the report saying this indicates “that it is the drug of choice… Continue
Added by ThisIs80 on January 25, 2011 at 6:15pm —
BACK AT IT So we all know that WorldStar is back up and running and people are either rejoicing or shaking there heads. All day we have heard this got it shut down, server issues, and saw crazy videos. Well here is a major development in this interesting story. An internet comedian by the name of iShatOnYou that does a lot of his videos masked, got his… Continue
The hip hop webosphere is ablaze with talk that WorldStarHipHop.com, one of the world’s most trafficked websites, has been shut down, possibly another site confiscated by the United States Department of Homeland Security, who has recently struck fatal blows to many websites as part of an ongoing attack on copyright infringement.
Famous for having some of the richest soil in the world, Belle Glade, Florida not only produces most of the country's sugarcane but also one of the most innovative artists of the new millennium. Hailing from this overlooked corner of the map, rapper/producer Papaduck has been rippin' stages across the map and building a groundswell of support in the streets the rap game hasn't seen in years. Backed by respected music…
Drake is feeling some kind of way about The Breakfast Club Power 105.1 morning show, one on air personality in particular Charlamagne Tha God. Apparently he has called Drake: ” a pretty albino girl, sensitive, a thumb with eyebrows & not gay, but suspect”. This past weekend in London Drizzy expressed his ‘feelings’ about Charlagamane‘s comments during a radio interview… Continue
Added by ThisIs80 on January 21, 2011 at 6:34am —
Jamaican dancehall star Vybz Kartel has reportedly used a “strong agent” to lighten his skin.
Rollingout.com is reporting Kartel has said “this is my new image,” referring to his new lighter skin tone. “You can expect the unexpected. I feel comfortable with black people lightening their skin. They want a different look. It’s tantamount to white people getting a… Continue
Added by ThisIs80 on January 20, 2011 at 8:29am —