Peace be with you! Erykah Badu traveled to Tel-Aviv a few days ago to perform her final concert prior to the release of her new album, New AmErykah. Erykah made some interesting comments about her support of Louis Farrakhan and how she crossed the water to bring some light…or sumthing like that. She also said that she identifies with Palestinian hip-hop (although she couldn’t name any Palestinian hip-hop artists)…
For almost two hours, she swayed in front of a center-stage mic stand with a small table to either side of her, one holding a laptop computer and a kettle, the other with a drum machine/sampler trigger board. More about laid-back, regal poise than about traditional verse-chorus pop soundbytes, it was Badu’s distant yet powerful presence presiding over intense grooves that dominated the evening.
Badu wowed the Tel Aviv crowd early with “The Healer,” a powerful new shamanistic single off of Nu AmErykah, proclaiming, “Hop hop is bigger than religion / Hop hop is bigger than my nigger / Hop hop is bigger than the government” in between verses about toppling Babylon (“The people say reboot refresh,” etc.). The set culminated with Badu taking us “waaay back,” brandishing a cowbell and meandering through a medley of old-school rap classics (like Slick Rick and Doug E Fresh’s immortal “La Di Da Di”) before explaining to us that all peoples are truly one and heading home. (source)
Erykah also commissioned a poster for her visit to Tel-aviv, which features a large hamsa (a traditional Middle Eastern good-luck charm) that appears to be growing out of her hair. At the bottom, the words for peace in Hebrew and Arabic appear side by side.
Rapper 50 Cent says that America isn’t ready for a Black president…and he’s entitled to his opinion. HOWEVER, we all know that he always says ish he doesn’t really mean to create confusion. I say…”who cares?” Hell, if Fiddy’s voting for Hillary, most people with sense would do the opposite…which is probably his strategy!
Fiddy and his new grill has also denied ever dating Ciara. Check out that interview after the jump!
In addition to the Presidential Primary, City of Atlanta residents are voting on whether to continue a 1% sales tax on retail items OR face an increase of 50% in their monthly water bills. The monies are being used to fund sewer system improvements in the City.
Think of it this way…more and more people are visiting Atlanta everyday.Would you rather continue the sales tax 1% increase that has been in effect since June of 2004 (and have conventioneers and visitors pay for sewer system improvements) OR pay 50% extra on YOUR water bill each month??I don’t know about you, but my water bill is high enough already!Fuck the drought…I like taking baths! Think smarter not harder people!
This article is my opinion only and is not endorsed by any rapper…sanger… or presidential candidate!
UGK rapper Pimp C’s death was the result of an overdose that was triggered by a large consumption of codeine medication combined with a pre-existing sleep condition. According to the autopsy report, Pimp C had prescription promethazine/codeine in his system when he died. Initial reports at the time of his death suggested the rapper had over-the-counter codeine in his possession. Pimp C also suffered from sleep apnea, which causes blockage of the airways during sleep. He had prescription medication in him when he passed away, and the levels were elevated but not real high, so it wasn’t an overdose from [the codeine], but we think it was a result of taking the cough medication with his sleeping problems.