Daily Archives: October 25, 2009
Music video director Rik Cordero has announced the completion of Cam’ron and The Clipse‘s “Popular Demand (Popeyes)” music video and weighed in on his overall feel toward the project.
Speaking from outside the filming set, Cordero said there were initial issues due to authorities in.
“We just wrapped up The Clipse featuring Cam’ron, Pharrell, ‘Popular Demand’ music video otherwise known as ‘Popeyes’ but it was definitely a crazy shoot,” Cordero stressed in an interview. “I’m not gonna lie, there was a lot of good people involved, we got a real good crew, a lot of people just wanna make something real and everybody came together despite all the craziness that happened with the cops, all types of sh*t and everybody pretty much just put their heads together, you know, it was frustrating but we got it done and that’s really what hip-hop is about. You know, overcoming adversity or whatever and just doing something real. So shout-out to Cam, man, The Clipse for showing so much love that’s what it’s about. Real artists doing something creative, that’s what we do man.” (Hip Hop Beef)
New York attorney Scott Leemon, who has represented Jim Jones and 50 Cent in the past, has addressed Lil Wayne‘s guilty plea to felony gun possession and detailed why the rapper’s year behind bars may have been the best choice.
According to Leemon, Wayne got off easy due his 2007 gun case having taken place inwhere the laws are typically more strict than other regions.
Had the rapper not struck a deal with prosecutors, he could have been looking at a mandatory minimum of three and a half years in prison if he was found guilty by trial. It’s worth noting that the minimum sentence was raised in 2006 after the New York Legislature passed a bill that increased the mark at the behest of New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg. “Basically, the old law required someone to have a loaded weapon and intend to use it [before] the mandatory minimum would kick in,” Leemon said in an interview. “And basically, what they did is they took that out of the law. So the mere possession of a loaded weapon in New York State is a felony. That’s why you should not have a gun in New York.” (MTV)
Beanie Sigel has stirred controversy surrounding a Jay-Z concert which took place Friday (October 23) where the rapper was accused of tossing subliminal jabs at his former Roc-A-Fella boss.
The footage landed online late last night of Jadakiss inviting Beans to the stage and drew speculation.
Ok, tryin’ to figure this out from the footage. After the end of the first verse of “Feel It The Air” which goes “I read between the lines of your eyes and your brows/Your handshake ain’t match your smile/ These n*ggas foul!” Sig adds “Alllready.” Then as he leaves stage, he yells, “Love y’all, Philly. This is my muthaf*ckin’ house. I run this town tonight!” Then it sounds like he repeats it. Then did he come back on stage and spit more at Jay? Footage is unclear. Hopefully, there’ll be more video for clarity. Feels like he definitely went at him. The question is how severe. (Rap Radar)