While reading Huffington Post, I cam across this interesting article from Pastor Michael W. Waters of Joy Tabernacle A.M.E. Church, discussing the state of hip-hop and groups like Lil B and Odd Future that seem to reject spirituality for a more demonic violent based style of rapping. Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All (their full name) embrace freedom of speech through the promotion of violence, blasphemy, killing, and even rape. Like many of you, I believe in freedom of expression in hip-hop, but when teens are exploring the occult and rejecting God out right, is it time to really be concerned?
Pastor Waters is not the only person expressing concern, Chris Brown made the same point on twitter, which landed him in a beef with Frankie Ocean that almost turned violent.
All this demonic music is wack as ish, what happened to be being happy. I never claim to be no saint but by no means am I trying to promote death, violence,and destruction with my music.
Pastor Waters acknowledges that hip-hop has always been violent and misogynous, but even still there was always an underlining sense that rappers believed in God, and felt some kind redemption despite their lifestyle. Think about songs like Only God Can Judge Me, Heaven For A G, Jesus Walks, Crossroads, and A Minute For Your Son. But with groups like Odd Future, God seems to be the enemy.
Do you think the new generation of hip-hop is heading in the wrong direction or is it just freedom of expression? Check out some of these lyrics! SMH!
OMG! Shaquille O’Neal has been involved in a lot of drama, and since his divorce from Shaunie O’Neal more and more details are coming out. Anyway, a series of e-mails between Shaquille O’Neal and a former Newsweek reporter, Allison Samuels has been leaked by Shawn Darling, the former business associate who was suing Shaquille O’Neal for intimidation. (Keep up there are a lot of details)
The e-mails reveal that Allison Samuels of Newsweek was the liaison between Shaq and many industry women, including model Sessilee Lopez. Allison tried to hook Shaq up with different women, including herself. This was all back in 2008 when Shaquille O’Neal was still married to Shaunie. (Soak it all in)
Here’s where the drama begins. One of the women Shaquille O’Neal wanted to hook up with was actress Lauren London. Allison was unable to hook Shaq up with Lauren London because she was dating Dwayne Wade, who was also dating Gabrielle Union while he was also married to Siovaughn Wade. All of this is written in the e-mail exchange below:
Read the e-mail/text exchange below: Man this is messy! Oh! and Shaq also wanted to hook-up with Rihanna, when she was barely 19. O_0
Samuels: Hi. Sesslielopez@gmail.com [FYI, the email address bounces back]. Or I can give her your info? She’s not in the country until Wed so maybe then is better because she hasn’t answered me about something else I asked her about. Also she asked about your personal life and I told her_whatever it is_-I’m sure you had it under control. Still waiting on Robinne’s response.
Shaq: Sesslie aintdat fine whts robins last name
Samuels: You are so wrong! Robinne Lee_she’s on Tyler Perry’s show sometimes. Do you know Lauren London_I don’t_but I know James Lassiter knows how to reach her. You ever dealt with her_is she cool? Sharon Leal??
Shaq: Loren is d wade’s girl im not wrong sesslie aint my type u r
Back when H.A.M. was first released, Jay-Z fired a few shots at Lil Wayne and Birdman, calling them out on their money.
I’m like really half a billi ninja, Really you got baby money / Keep it real with ninjas, ninjas aint got my lady money.
Lil Wayne initially took the high road, but promised to address the issue in a song. Well the song, It’s Good from the Carter IV, has finally addressed the issue…Weezy did not take the high road this time, and all I can say is: Poor Beyonce caught in the middle of boys’ game!
Find out how Lil Wayne responded. Hint: It involves kidnapping and a play on “baby money”…
I don’t know what sparked rumors of a separation, but Will and Jada Pinkett Smith are making it known publicly via a few publicity stunts, that they are still together, and happily married. At least that’s what the paparazzi pictures and videos show. Will and Jada were spotted at Bob Morris’ Beach Cafe in Malibu, dressed like twins. Whatever it is or is NOT, I hope Will and Jada continue to work their marriage out for the long haul.
In case you’re not convinced the rumors are false, there is a video, too, that shows the couple being affectionate. Jada also calls Will “baby”…