Though the YouTube video of the conversation between Shotti and DJ Pvnch is no longer available, the fallout from the talks has rung through the corners of the Internet like a church bell. Former manager for Tekashi69, Shotti, has called the young MC an “ungrateful rat bastard.” He then goes onto say that he’s fine without his protégé. In the vein of Jay-Z’s classic “Dead Presidents II,” Shotti says in a sense that hustling just ain’t Tekashi69 and that he forgives him.
They say that there is no “I” in team. But there is one in “win,” which points to the fact that it is a collection of individuals who make up a team. There’s also an “I” in bill. Power forward/center Jordan Bell of the National Basketball Association (NBA) team the Golden State Warriors charged an undisclosed amount of money to his assistant coach Mike Brown for purchases he made at the Peabody Hotel in Memphis, Tennessee. What this shows is the emotional exhibition of fraud on the part of the mini-Madoff.
A border to keep people out of the United States makes as much sense as one keeping citizens within the country. The Pentagon’s decision to transfer one billion dollars to construct over 50 miles of fencing is another ugly action perpetrated by government. For people who are desperate, they’re going to find a way to circumvent the border barrier.
Actor and podcaster Michael Rapaport is a mainstay in today’s hip hop world. He has made a way for himself, by being a student of rap throughout his life. His latest war of words against rapper Kodak Black is yet another foray into the realm of critiquing the genre. This all stems from Kodak Black’s assertion that he is better than slain rappers Tupac Shakur and The Notorious B.I.G. These statements should always be welcome even if they are unwarranted.
In the television series, Atlanta (2016-), Brian Tyree Henry’s character Alfred “Paper Boi” Miles receives a treatment in the second season of the series that played out similar to real life against rapper David Alex “Skinnyfromthe9” Villegas. In the TV show, Henry’s character is greeted by would-be supporters and then attacked and must flee to the forest. Villegas received a barrage of blows from someone claiming to only want a photograph with the rapper at a restaurant. The aftermath involved the rapper contemplating going to the police to solve the incident.
It doesn’t take an alleged white supremacist to violate the rights of another black woman, this time a senior citizen abused by a black male. While the videographers continued to capture the brief, lopsided melee, the assailant continued to punch, kick, and stomp the victim. Completely defenseless, the woman sustained bruises and cuts to her face. The question of whether black women are targets surfaces yet again. With all of the onlookers witnessing this brutal attack, no one decided to come to the woman’s aid. As everyone saw this viciousness, the thought to allow someone to record just the attacker's face while others could have rescued the 78-year-old woman from being beaten. Hatred of self remains at the crux of these attacks. The black male that committed this crime is no better than an assailant of any other race or nationality.