Daily Archives: December 29, 2009
50 Cent is making plans to bring his ongoing issues with rap associates and former friends to the forefront with a new video.
2009 marked a year of constant beef for Fif, from the back and forth shots fired between himself and Jay Z to the excommunication of former G-Unit associate Young Buck, to the seemingly never ending battle between himself and Game.
Now his “So Disrespectful” diss track where he addresses all three of his foes will be brought to life in a video.
50 announced the forthcoming video during an interview with Dutch radio station, Big 89.5 FM.
When asked about the project Fif confirmed that a video was in the works directed at people who’ve “crossed him.”
“There will be a visual for it. The record is working by itself, that one. It just plays with no assistance from the record company, because people like it and personally enjoy it. I wrote that record about people I had issues with that were pretty cool, but at some point, I felt like they crossed me. So I wrote those different things, and it came out good. People enjoy it.”
Be on the lookout for 50′s visual for “So Disrespectful” in 2010.
A new website called “Republicans for Rape” is using humor to tackle an issue that is no laughing matter.
Responding to the hoopla surrounding Senator Al Franken’s “anti-rape” amendment in the senate defense bill, the GOP backed sight uses parody to make light of the serious instances of sexual assault and rape that are found in defense contractor companies such as Blackwater and Haliburton.
Senator Franken, a Democrat, is proposing that all defense contract be withheld from companies that refuse to allow their employees to take action against battery, sexual assault, and discrimination in the work place.
Left-wingers were heated after Republicans called for an end to all financial funding to ACORN after a video surfaced of an ACORN employee giving tax-evasion advice to a fake pimp surfaced on the internet which seemingly, publicly displaying a double standard held by the party of the conservative, whom was dealing with its ties to Blackwater and Haliburton.
Both companies receive federal monies in spite of being involved in numerous instance of unsavory business practices and sexual escapades.
Jamie Leigh Jones, a former Haliburton employee, was the first person to publicly accuse Haliburton of covering up her rape as well as the rape of several others.
Around 225,000 children living in Haiti undergo their daily lives as undocumented domestic workers, nothing more than modern-day slaves.
A study conducted by the Pan American Development Foundation found that Restaveks, poor children sent by their families to work at private residences, are more common that they were originally believed to be.
According to the study, the principle of the practice lies in the understanding that parent “turn over child-rearing responsibility to another household in exchange for the child’s unpaid domestic service.”
Most restavek children are sent from poor environments to another tat may be a bit less poor, with some given educational opportunities in exchange for the their servitude.
Two-thirds of all child slaves a female with most likely to be abused or raped by a member of their new family.
The study, which was conducted door to door, also found that 30% of households in Haiti held restavek children while 22% of all children surveyed were living away from home.
Haiti is the poorest nation in the western hemisphere. Over 78% of its people survive on less than $2 a day.
As fellow Nashville, Tennessee native, Nathan is overwhelmed with anger when Kanye invaded the stage to protest Taylor Swift’s Best Female Video win at the MTV Video Music Awards.
Kanye West narrowly avoided a beating from Kings of Leon star Nathan Followill at the MTV Video Music Awards in September after he invaded the stage to protest Taylor Swift’s Best Female Video win. Followill reveals he was incensed when the rapper ruined his fellow Nashville, Tennessee native’s big moment and had to be restrained by his bandmates as he made moves to charge towards the “Stronger” hitmaker.
Bandmate Jared Followill tells Spin magazine, “I think Nathan was gonna try to punch Kanye. We were two rows behind him, and Nathan was flipping him off, saying, ‘F**k you’. I was like, ‘Dude, if you try to hit him, it’s not even gonna be a fight between you and him – it’s gonna be our security guards and his security guards.’”
“And it would have made it even worse for Taylor. So we peeled out.” Swift later repaid the band for their support by stating their show, which she attended after the VMAs, was the best she saw in 2009.
Producer Scott Storch is expected to be a major player in the musical comeback of rapper Shyne, who was deported to his native Belize after over nine years of incarceration.
Storch exclusively told AllHipHop.com of his plans to craft a new album for the former Bad Boy.
“Yeah, Shyne’s my man. I’ve been talking to him and I was talking to him all through his prison sentence. He’s always remained a loyal person to me,” he told AllHipHop.com.
He said that he and Shyne actually befriended each other while Shyne was in jail for a December 1999 shooting that left several people wounded.
“We became friends after he was already in [jail] and I found out he was a fan and he’s just a hell of a cool guy,” Storch continued. “I’m looking forward to doing, not just one record, but doing a chunk on his album.”
To read more on Scott Storch and his current work, including more details on Shyne’s album, read the two-part feature on Tuesday December 29 and Wednesday December 30. Storch also discusses his recovery from a cocaine addiction, his relationship to Timbaland, Lil Kim and his plans for a strong comeback, among other matters.
Roc4Life: Don’t miss the premiere of Jay-Z’s new video “On To The Next One” featuring Swizz Beatz. The video will air during “NBC’s New Year’s Eve with Carson Daly” on Thursday, December 31. The show will broadcast in high definition from the middle of the world’s most famous New Year’s Eve destination, Times Square in New York City from 10-11 p.m. (ET), and will continue at 11:30 PM (ET) with the countdown to 2010 and the first performances of the New Year.
In addition, Jay-Z is set to perform with Rihanna during the countdown to 2010 on “NBC’s New Year’s Eve with Carson Daly.” The dynamic duo will once again team up on their Grammy Award winning song “Umbrella” giving their fans a New Year’s to remember. They will also be performing “Run This Town,” which is up for two Grammy Awards this year.
The chairman of the Nevada State Athletic Commission has ordered Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. to take immediate out-of-competition urine tests, even as the sides bicker heatedly over a drug-testing policy that threatens to scrap their scheduled March 13 mega-fight in Las Vegas.
Nevada Athletic Commission Chairman Pat Lundvall ordered Executive Director Keith Kizer to point Mayweather and Pacquiao to accredited drug-testing labs in the United States and Philippines, respectively, for tests that must be completed by Wednesday, Kizer told The Times.
The tests will be paid for by Nevada and are consistent with World Anti-Doping Agency guidelines, Kizer said.
“It’s a start,” Kizer said. “Whether it’s the end, I don’t know.”
Kizer was referring to the ongoing argument that the Mayweather and Pacquiao camps are engaged in over how to conduct drug tests. Pacquiao’s camp wants to submit two blood tests, one in January, another 30 days before the fight, and another after the bout. Mayweather’s camp, after consulting with the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency about its protocol, argues that the fighters should be subjected to possible random blood testing until the first bell.
On Tuesday, Mayweather’s camp issued a prepared statement saying they’ve already made major concessions on deal points, including the weight limit and gloves, and were hopeful Pacquiao would agree “that many different substances and procedures can only be detected by blood testing.” Team Mayweather contends that Pacquiao had blood drawn just 14 days before his May fight against Ricky Hatton.
Mayweather’s statement also noted Pacquiao won’t agree to mediation on the subject by someone as respected as Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.):
“Team Mayweather … is still open to the earlier discussions of having both parties work out a mutually agreeable understanding of the testing, which would be conducted by a mutually-agreed-upon agency.”
“… As Floyd has already stated, he does not have a problem with the random procedure and will be under the same requirements as Pacquiao. It is simply hard for him to understand why there is reluctance on Pacquiao’s part to agree to do the same.”
Tiger Woods is not the only one who blew big bucks with his image-busting cheating spree.
His losses are chump change compared with the up to $12 billion that the scandal has cost shareholders of his big-money sponsors like Nike, AT&T and Gatorade, a study revealed Monday.
“Total shareholder losses may exceed several decades’ worth of Tiger Woods’ personal endorsement income,” said study author Victor Stango, a professor at the University of California Davis.
The study compared the stock prices of nine Woods sponsors with competitors and the overall market after the scandal erupted last month.
Investors in the three sports-related companies – video gamemaker Electronic Arts, Gatorade and Nike – fared the worst, experiencing a 4.3% drop in stock value.
On the other hand, Accenture, a global management consulting firm, experienced no measurable ill effects from Woods’ fall from grace.
Boombox: Rapper Kanye West got into the Christmas spirit by making a surprise appearance at the Los Angeles Mission Saturday (Dec. 26). The Grammy winner, alongside longtime girlfriend Amber Rose, joined other volunteers and served lunch to the homeless, who greeted the Chicago native and took pictures. “It’s just important [to give back] when you’re very blessed,” West told TheBoomBox.
West showed up ready to work. He went straight for the kitchen, put on a apron and got on serving duty. “[It's nice] to spread your blessings and take time out, especially during the holidays to appreciate people who never get that appreciation. It makes me feel really good to come out here, [with] my family, and I just thank ya’ll [the Los Angeles Mission] for allowing us to be apart of this.”
The Los Angeles Mission is a nonprofit organization that has been serving the homeless for more than 70 years. Located in L.A.’s downtown Skid Row district, the organization offers employment, transitional services and rehabilitation to those struggling with substance abuse.
Following the burglary in his St. Louis mansion, the rapper offers a cash reward for information leading to the arrest of the housebreaker.
Rapper Nelly has offered up a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the assailant who broke into his Missouri home in earlier December. Police were called to the “Dilemma” hitmaker’s St. Louis mansion in the early hours of December 11, after a man was spotted “fleeing” from the residence by a female staying at the house.
Sniffer dogs and a helicopter unit patrolled the area around the property but no one was caught. Nelly, who was not present at the time of the incident, reported a number of electronics and other items missing, and he’s now appealing to locals for help in identifying the male, thought to be in his 20s or 30s. Anyone with information about the burglary has been urged to contact the police.