When rapper Nas signed on for Dr. Henry Louis Gates’ latest “Finding Your Roots” series, he didn’t expect to end up looking at the 1859 bill of sale that transferred ownership of his third great-grandmother Pocahontas to a Southern slaveholder. Read the rest of this entry »
Wiz Khalifa has come forward to explain why diehard Miley Cyrus fans are going to have to wait a little while longer before seeing them collaborate on an album. #stripped Despite having their catchy “23″ from last year, Wiz said legal issues forced another hook-up from going down for his new Blacc Hollywood LP.
“It didn’t get cleared. Just because of some things that had to do with the song. I think somebody else ended up paying for the beat, so that song didn’t make it.”
Recently, Khalifa broke down the meaning behind his new LP.
“I just wanted [people] to embrace their mind state and really have somebody telling them that their game plan is cool enough for the world — I come from that whole underdog and that whole behind the scenes and then to the front of the scenes era. So, I just want people to know that I got em. I’m holding ‘em down.”
Actor/director Michael Rapaport and director/race-hustler Spike Lee have a bit of a feud going. It stems from Lee’s racist rant about the gentrification of his old Brooklyn, NY neighborhood. Gentrification is the redevelopment of a depressed area, but as Lee sees it, it is the “whitening” of a ghetto.
Earlier this year, in response to Lee’s “hate-whitey” gentrification claim, Rapaport said Lee had no business talking about Brooklyn since he lives on The Upper East Side. Read the rest of this entry »