It’s a sad day, indeed. Legendary rapper and producer Heavy D, has passed away, according to TMZ. Twitter first caught wind of his passing with this tweet from iconic DJ Grandmaster Flash around 4 PM EST:
As Twitter is quick to declare someone dead without any confirmation, I know I prayed that the information wasn’t true. But, only a few minutes ago, Harvey Levin of TMZ posted the story below. *sigh*
Young pop star and possibly someone’s “baby daddy” Justin Bieber did a rap over the Otis beat on Power 106 FM last week. Yeah. Let that marinate for a minute. So Source Magazine decided to let producer/rapper Jermaine Dupri know that he needed to check it out. His immediate response?
Laughter ensued! I don’t blame JD not one bit either! Jermaine says that because Justin is a singer, rapping is “not cool” (IE, folks should stay in their lane) but he’s not surprised he rapped.
…as a person who creates artists, I believe that, at some point and wherever he’s trying to go in life…I think that he does it just because he’s young and the youth…the youth…all they care about is Lil Wayne, man. They don’t care about shit else. Like, his age group, they don’t care about…they don’t LISTEN to anything else but Lil Wayne, know what I’m saying?
I think JD recognizes that Bieber did a rap…but he’s not trying to sign him anytime soon. Check out the interview, which includes the clip of Bieber freestyle rapping, after the jump…
We are up early this morning to bring you the nominations LIVE from the PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARDS 2012. Host Kaley Cuoco, along with Elisha Cuthbert, Julianne Hough, Joe Jonas, Jennifer Morrison, Sharon Osbourne and Busy Philipps will announce the nominations for PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARDS 2012 at The Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills.
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