November 6 is Election Day, where Mitt Romney will go against Barack Obama to decide who will be the President of the United States.
From my understanding, hip hop has always swayed towards the Democrat Party, despite many rappers lyrics sharing more in common with the Republicans such as lower taxes for the rich and gun ownership.
Hip hop played an important part in helping Barack Obama get elected, as rappers were able to influence many young African Americans to register and vote, particulary those from impoverished backgrounds.
However, hip hop does have a less visible Republican prescence.
Eazy E donated $2500 to the Republican Party and met with Ronald Reagan at the White House
50 Cent once said that if he was able to vote, he would vote for George Bush.
Even Kanye said that Read the rest of this entry
Rare interview where Suge Knight claims that Jay-Z got tied up and gagged, in a hotel room when he came to L.A.
There’s the usual Suge rhetoric about people being informants and how he’s the only black CEO in hip hop to own his masters.
Also claimed to own a Jennifer Lopez sex tape.
Dre and Snoop told him that, ‘When you on the west coast, you wrote a song for me, don’t worry ’bout nothin’.’ Next thing I know he’s taped up, robbed, and gagged.”
Some people say that Yiddish is the second language of the entertainment industry, and I wouldn’t put it past Jay-Z to have taken note of this.
Now as far as I know Drake and The Beastie Boys are the most successful Jewish rappers of all time, as Jay-Z doesn’t claim to be part of any religion.
Aside from that Jay-Z calls himself J HOVA , a reference to him being an alleged God MC. Jehovah is also the Jewish name for God, we know Jay knows this when he says Read the rest of this entry
Jay-Z: Who You Wit Part III.
Jay-Z is criticized by Occupy Wall Street protesters and several media outlets for trying to Read the rest of this entry
“Welcome to Havana
Smokin Cubanas with Castro in cabanas” – Jay-Z: Otis
Although I’m sure he means no harm by it, this line really irks me.
I was born in New York, however my father was born in Cuba and my mothers father was also Cuban. So I Read the rest of this entry
In recent Complex interview, Swizz said his popularity affected the Ruff Ryders, and probably contributed to their demise.
SWIZZ BEATS relationship with JAY-Z was affected because DMX and LOX (Jadakiss) felt like Rocafella (Jay-Z) was trying to jock their style and play Ruff Ryders shady on the corporate level (Def Jam)?
Everytime I heard those Read the rest of this entry
Alcoholic beverage corporations are some of the biggest sponsors within hip hop.
We’re all familiar with brands such as Cristal because of Biggie and Raekwon, just as Courvoiser saw sales of their product spike after the hit record Pass The Courvoisier Pt 2.
Like it or not, rappers are very influential – even President Obama can attest to that.
In anticipation of the much hyped Watch The Throne album, many people (such as myself) are wondering what the album will sound like.
Looking at the BPM of previous Jay-Z & Kanye West collaborations, Read the rest of this entry