Thursday, July 10, 2008

Ice-T Clarifies Soulja Boy Remarks

Everyone has weighed in on the whole Ice-T/Soulja Boy ordeal. From Method Man [ click to read ] to Killer Mike [ click to read ], anyone with a voice has had something to say. Some agree while others do not agree with Ice-T's approach.
Soulja Boy has remained quiet since he responded but Ice-T wants to finished what he has started. The OG appeared on DJ Kay Slay ’s Streetsweepers show to clarify his position.
“I just said something…I’m not really eating off of Hip Hop right now. But Hip Hop means something real to me,” Ice said. “I made a statement. Niggas been biting their tongues but I’ve always been a nigga that say what I felt. I said it and the shit hit the fam. Niggas is like ‘Oh my God! You’re being mean,’ I’m like ‘Ain’t that a bitch!’”
Ice-T explained that calling things out that are perceived as wack has been a part of Hip Hop since its inception and people shouldn’t be surprised at his comments about Soulja Boy .
“When I said (what I said) dude’s named just popped up as the forefront of that shit. But there’s a lot of motherfuckers doing that shit. I don’t have anything against the youngster.”
He also made it clear that once an individual steps into the booth that they are now open for criticism and this is really nothing new – for young or old artists.
“At 17 I was bustin at niggas,” Ice-T explained in reference to Mr. Crank Dat ’s age. “ LL got in the (Hip Hop) game at 16, Cube was in at 16, Nas was in at 16 (and) all of a sudden this is a child?”
Regardless, Ice-T wants to make something clear to all those who are upset with what he said.
“I am not hating,” Ice emphasized. “Nowadays, if you criticize something you are hating.”
And with that, Ice-T looks to be a voice of inspiration to the young artists.
“ Ice is just trying to inspire these cats to be more creative. I’m looking for a 19-year-old KRS-1 . I want to see a 19-year-old Public Enemy . Where they at?”

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"Kanye Saved Hip-Hop"- Nas

During a recent interview with Joe LaPuma of Complex, Nas credits Kanye with saving Hip-Hop:

Complex: Kanye says that you are the greatest rapper of all time. How does it make you feel when people call Lil’ Wayne the best rapper alive?

Nas: Oh man, good. I only feel weird when you’re saying that about me. I think Kanye West saved rap. I think Lil’ Wayne is showing there is a future for all kinds of artists to continue doing this. You know, I love it.

He also speaks on the Kanye-esque photoshoot he did with them a while back and claims he that he never, ever reads blogs.

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Jesse Jackson Wants To "Cut Obama's Nuts Off?"

Jesse Jackson apologized yesterday for crude remarks made about current Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama .
Jackson was caught on tape during a Fox News interview saying that he believed Obama was “talking down to black people,” remarking on recent speeches the Illinois senator made about fathers taking care of their children.
“I want to cut his nuts off,” Jackson later remarked.
The comment was delivered when Jackson believed his microphone was turned off.
After news of the remarks surfaced, Jackson immediately apologized, calling his comments “crude and hurtful.”
"I want to be clear," Jackson said in a statement. "My support for Barack Obama is unequivocal. I apologize to Barack and the Obama campaign for my crude and hurtful comments."
The Obama campaign took the high road, accepting Jackson ’s apology, but not all of Obama ’s supporters held their tongues.
Jessie Jackson Jr. released a scathing rebuke of his father’s remarks, saying: “I'm deeply outraged and disappointed in Reverend Jackson 's reckless statements about Senator Barack Obama . His divisive and demeaning comments about the presumptive Democratic nominee -- and I believe the next president of the United States -- contradict his inspiring and courageous career.”

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