Thursday, June 12, 2008

Lil Wayne Vs Al Sharpton?

On Lil Wayne’s final song on Tha Carter III, Weezy F Baby takes a moment to direct a diss towards Rev Al Sharpton. On the Nina Simone sampled “DontGetIt,” Wayne explains why he doesn’t respect Sharpton with some poignant conversation.
“You're the type that gets off on gettin’ on other people,” Wayne says as he talks through the end of the song. “I much rather you talk to me first and see if you can learn an opinion before you make one. Mr. Sharpton, and anyone like you, you don't know me.”
It appears that Wayne is bothered by Sharpton’s crusade against the “N” and “B” words used in rap music. Sharpton has led the charge in trying to force rappers to stop using the words in their music.
“You see you are no MLK, you are no Jesse Jackson. You a nobody, to me, you're just another Don King with a perm, just a little more political,” he continues. “And that just means you're a little unhuman than us humans. And now, let me be human by sayin' fuck Al Sharpton!”
Now the Reverend has decided to respond to the verbal attacks as he dismisses Lil Wayne’s credibility. The following statement was provided by Sharpton for television’s first music blog The Daily Fix.
“While some of the rappers don’t like the fact that Reverend Sharpton has been leading marches against the use of the N, B, H words and NAN’s stance against the degradation of women in music, a Gallup poll released last week revealed that Reverend Sharpton has a 50% approval rate among African Americans. So why dignify a response to one rap artist who doesn’t even say anything substantive.”
Will this start a war of words between the two?


FEMA Withheld $85 Million Worth Of Goods

Victims of Hurricane Katrina were dealt another blow this week when it was discovered that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) hoarded $85 million worth of household goods in a warehouse in Fort Worth, Texas.
According to FEMA's press secretary, James McIntyre, FEMA gave the household goods away earlier this year to other federal and state agencies because another agency wanted to tear down the warehouse.
The household goods stored in the warehouse, which ranged from kitchen goods to bedding were stored in the warehouse for two years until they were given away.
"These are exactly the items that we are desperately seeking donations of right now -- basic kitchen household supplies," Martha Kegel, executive director of Unity of Greater New Orleans told "These are the very things that we are seeking right now. FEMA, in fact, refers homeless clients to us to house them. How can we house them if we don't have basic supplies?"
Ever since Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast in August 2005, the victims of this disaster continue to face hardships caused by displacement and the lack of help from the FEMA organization.
FEMA received severe criticism in 2005 due to it's slow response to the Hurricane Katrina disaster.


The Cool Kids - Unos

Chucky and Mike pay homage to fresh kicks on this leftover from The Bake Sale EP. The short film above also features the track and was done by Amir George.

The Cool Kids - Unos

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