Life Beyond Rap


Lupe Fiasco put his views and opinions on White Supremacy and racism in America into Cyberspace. At times he uses extreme sarcasm to get his point across. It should also be noted that the letter came via his Instagram page — complete with photos of the Charleston shooter.

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With Father’s Day right around the corner this weekend, some fathers out there like Meek Mill are taking the time to reflect of what it’s been like after having children. Meek is not really known to open up about his life, unless it’s about the street dealings he’s seen in Philadelphia, but he took the time to write a letter for everyone who is a father and give his first-hand experience of what it’s been like.

Before I leave, I always explain to him that everything I do, I do for him. All the shows, all the nights in the studio, I do with my son in mind.

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NBCUniversal has decided to keep shamed reporter Brian Williams on board but he will not resume his anchor duties of NBC’s Nightly News. NBC News chairman Andy Lack and NBCUniversal CEO Steve Burke confirmed the news earlier today, while Williams released a statement on the matter.

“I’m sorry. I said things that weren’t true. I let down my NBC colleagues and our viewers, and I’m determined to earn back their trust,” said Wiliams.

After his 6 month suspension is up, he’ll join MSNBC as an anchor or breaking news and special reports. While his spot on the Nightly News will remain as Lester Holt’s. Williams is said to be starting in August.

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After performing at HOT 97 Summer Jam in East Rutherford, New Jersey on Sunday night, Kendrick Lamar stayed in the Garden State for a special visit on Monday. The TDE rapper stopped by High Tech High School in North Bergen, NJ, to visit an English class taught by Brian Mooney.

In the class, Mooney uses Lamar’s To Pimp a Butterfly LP to teach his freshman class. Along with a spoken word session, Lamar signed student’s artwork and took selfies before closing out by performing the song “Alright.” “When I talk to kids, I’m really listening,” Lamar said to the students. “When I do that, we have a little bit of a bigger connection than me being Kendrick Lamar and you being a student. It’s almost like we’re friends. Because a friend listens.”

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Pusha T doesn’t tolerate any racist behavior by anyone. Especially when it involves his friends and family — and you can ask Virginia’s Venue 112 all about it. After attempting to enter the club earlier this week, the bouncer at the door told Pusha T and his party that the place was “guest list only tonight.” Pusha says it was clear that no guest list was present and that cauucasion patrons were being let in with no problem. Adding to the blatantly racist behavior, a friend of his overheard club security tell the doorman to make up the “guest list” excuse on the spot.

Instead of losing his cool and getting into a physical altercation, Pusha did the next best thing and hit his social media accounts to expose the shady behavior. You can also leave your personal behavior at their Yelp page.

“I wanted to tell people that I wasn’t exempt from it either,” he explained to Billboard. “People may think that I have it easier in some ways, but this shows that racism even overpowers business. I understand what other members of my community are going through.”

Update: Pusha T’s Interview with Wavy News in Virginia

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Rich Homie Quan is coming into one question for a second time after another rape lyric from an unreleased lyric made its way online. This time, a song titled “Day One,” has a very blatant mention of what he has in mind for women at his “mansion.” As of yet, Quan has yet to release a statement on “Day One.”

“Chances ain’t sh** if you don’t take one/ Mansion full of b**ches, about to rape one (I’ma f**k these hoes),” Quan is heard saying on the record:

What do you think of his lyrics?

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Kanye West can finally stop dealing with a 2013 lawsuit over a sample used on his Yeezus single, “Bound 2.” The suit was filed by a soul singer of The Ponderosa Twins Plus One, Ricky Spicer, who named Yeezy, Roc-A-Fella Records, Universal Music Group and Island Def Jam Music Group for use of their song “Bound.”

At this time, both sides have reportedly come to a settlement for an undisclosed amount. Spicer was seeking compensation because his altered voice can be heard throughout the chorus singing the lyrics “Bound, bound/ Bound to fall in love.”

Listen to The Ponderosa Twins Plus One’s version below…



50 Cent’s boxing venture was rumored to be bankrupt this week, however, his camp say that’s not really the case. The boxing promotion company, SMS Promotions, did file for bankruptcy, but sources close to the camp say it was just a technicality to avoid facing a lawsuit for a certain sextape.

SMS says it will “continue the operation of its business.”

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Today (May 26), friends, fans, and family of Chinx gathered at the Greater Allen Cathedral of New York in Queens to lay him to rest. Hundreds were in attendance at the emotional service, which included his widow, mother,son, as well as rappers French Montana and Juelz Santana.

Chinx was just 31-years-old at the time of his death. At this time, would like to send our condolences to the family of Chinx aka Lionel Pickens.

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When it comes to paying taxes, even Birdman has to answer when Uncle Sam comes calling. In the midst of his money disputes with Lil Wayne, TMZ uncovered that Baby recently actually had to cough up nearly $2 million in back taxes.

The music mogul was slapped with two federal tax liens – – one in December 2014, the other in February 2015 — for refusing to pay a total of $1,942,400.58 in back taxes.

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