Rap music

RAPPER RICK ROSS’ PAST ‘DRUG KINGPIN’ STATUS ON SHAKY GROUND

For the last week or so the news that rapper Rick Ross was actually a correctional officer back in the 1990s, and not in fact a major cocaine trafficker, has been blowing up all over the Internet. I saw the pictures of him posing in his uniform but held off from posting the news because he claimed that the pictures were photo-shopped (hmmmm) and that they were being circulated by folk who are jealous of his success in the rap world…. But reliable news source The Smoking Gun website has come up with the goods. []

QUOTE OF THE DAY: TERRENCE HOWARD

“I despise rap music because it doesn’t tell a story anymore. Music cannot be harmful. There is a war song that tribes play when they go out to war, and rap has become a continuous war song without a cause. I will not be a part of that, that’s why I had trouble with the songs on ‘Hustle & Flow.’ (Pride Magazine – July issue)