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The Tale Of Two Rappers

May 14, 2008 Comments off

One Going To Jail And One Is Not

T.I. And Remy Ma

TI A/K/A Clifford Harris

Rapper T.I., real name Clifford Harris, was up on very serious gun charges, but with the help of a pricey legal team, was able to avoid jail time, in exchange for one year on house arrest.

TI’s home in East Point, Georgia, the subject of an ATF raid

I didn’t think he was about to start World War III with the weaponry he had in his possession. However, he needs to start adhering to the law, especially considering he has children that would miss him during their formative years, if he is sent to jail. Stay out of trouble.

Rapper Remy Ma, a chatty, braggadocios, sacrilegious rapper, shot her best friend over allegedly stealing $3,000 out of her purse. Today, she was sentenced to 8 years in prison by a New York judge.

Remy Ma

I do believe she deserves the jail time, as her friend could have died. That is a human life she placed in mortal jeopardy and over $3,000. She too has a young son, age 8, that she clearly wasn’t thinking about when she pulled the trigger twice.

She needs to thank the judge, as she could have been sentenced to jail for far longer than 8 years. Maybe she will take the time to better herself and find God as many do in prison.

When one is in a jail cell, it gives one time to ponder the choices one has made. Some see the light and some don’t.

BREAKING NEWS: Remy Ma Sentenced To Eight Years In Prison

New York–Grammy-nominated rapper Remy Ma was sentenced to eight years in prison today by a Manhattan Supreme Court judge for shooting her friend Makeda Barnes-Joseph after the two argued over money after leaving a party.

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Madonna’s Label Warner Music Suffers $37 Million In Losses

May 9, 2008 Comments off

Warner Music Group Continues Its Descent

Too much plastic surgery. Madonna looks like someone ran a science experiment on her and it went wrong. A drag queen named Jackie Beat made an explicit diss song about Mariah and Madonna titled “Retouch My Body.” In it she said of Madonna “Just look at Madonna. In real life she looks like an ancient iguana.”

Observers noting Warner Music Group’s fluctuating stock price, which made two bizarre rallies this year, though sales were and continue to be significantly down, wondered out loud what was going on over there at the crooked label.

Singer Mariah Carey’s publicity stunt of a marriage stole Madonna’s thunder this week, as “Hard Candy” descends into obscurity with a massive second week sales drop of 70% on numbers that had already suffered a 70,000 copy fall off from her previous album.

Edgar Bronfman jr.

Warner Music is clearly hanging on by fraud. France already formally accused Edgar Bronfman jr. of a stock buy back scam with another company. Therefore, I wouldn’t put it past him. Warner Music investors are not protected and are being set up for a nasty fall.

Mariah Carey, 39, and second husband Nick Cannon, 27 (she’s outdone Madonna again, whose husband, Guy “Madonna destroyed my career” Ritchie, is 10 years younger than she)

Warner Music Second-Quarter Loss Widened on Taxes (Update2)

May 8 (Bloomberg) — Warner Music Group Corp., the world’s third-largest record company, reported a wider second-quarter loss as taxes increased and compact disc sales fell. The company suspended its quarterly dividend.

The net loss of $37 million, or 25 cents a share, compared with a loss of $27 million, or 19 cents, a year earlier, the New York-based company said today in a statement.

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Things Get Pretty Ugly For Pretty Ricky

December 21, 2007 Comments off
Miami Quartet Pretty Ricky Loses Lead Singer To Solo Effort…And Abuse Allegations

December 20. 2007

Capping off Warner Bros’ terrible year that’s seen its stock plummet like Tony Romo with Jessica Simpson in the stands, comes news that Miami quartet Pretty Ricky, comprised of four brothers, lost its lead member due to said singer going solo…and suing the group for withheld royalties and physical intimidation.

While I couldn’t care less about what happens to Warner Bros, you guys are brothers all 500 of you and shouldn’t fight each other like that. The entertainment industry has a terrible way of tearing families apart.

Side bar: Several months ago I bought sheets in that exact same color and material…but it wasn’t all it’s cracked up to be. The pillows kept sliding out from under my head. It was like sleeping on a bar of soap. So, imagine what I thought when I saw this photo of Pretty Ricky recently – watch them slide off the stage in those outfits.

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Warner Bros Pimping The Kids

November 5, 2007 Comments off

Warner Bros Tried To Make A 14 Year Old Girl Sing Sexually Explicit Song To Increase Sales

November 5. 2007

14 Year Old KeKe Palmer

There is a shocking, but believable article on the What About Our Daughters web site regarding 14 year old “Akeelah and the Bee” star KeKe Palmer. After the success of the film she was signed to a recording contract with Atlantic/Warner Bros.

But then they did the unthinkable. To drum up sales, they wanted a 14-year-old girl to sing the salacious song, “Freak Like Me” by Adina Howard. The song is borderline pornographic. Here’s a sample of the lyrics Warner Bros wanted a 14 YEAR OLD TO SING:

“Freak Like Me”

let me lay it on the line
i got a little freakiness inside
and you know that the man
has got to deal with it…

i want to freak in the morning
a freak in the evening just like me
i need a roughneck nig*a
that can satisfy me just for me
if you are the kind of man
cuz i’m that kind of girl
i got a freaky secret, everybody sing
cuz we don’t give a damn about a thing

cuz i will be a freak
until the day until the dawn
and we can pump, pump
all through the day to the early morn
come on and i will take you
around the hood on a gangsta lean
cuz we can pump, pump
any time of day it’s all good for me

Boy, you’re moving kind of slow
you got to keep it up
now there you go
there’s just one thing that a man must know
i’m packing all the flavor you need
i got you shook up on your knees
cuz it’s all about the dog in me

Somebody at Warner needs to get kicked in the teeth. Show of hands, how many of you would want your 14 year old daughter singing inappropriate music like that?

Imagine if Warner CEO Edgar Bronfman jr had a daughter and someone offered her a record deal at 14, dressed her up provocatively and made her sing “Freak Like Me.”

Oh that wouldn’t be acceptable at all, now would it. Well, don’t do to other people’s children the things you wouldn’t want done to yours.

Edgar and his wife Clarissa. Why don’t you make your wife sing “Freak Like Me.” She looks young enough to be your daughter

Yet another reason to boycott Warner Bros. It is vile that they would seek to exploit a child like this. It’s just disgusting:

Sunday, October 28, 2007
Did Atlantic Records Attempt to Engage in Musical Child Porn? – Keke (“Akeelah and the Bee”) Palmer’s Story

I was contacted by Paul Porter from Industry Ears about a month ago about how Atlantic Records tried to get Keke Palmer of the “Akeelah and the Bee” to rerecord Adina Howard’s “Freak Like Me”.

I did not post about this at the time because I suggested that Paul offer Keke’s story to one of the major Black entertainment blogs such as Concrete Loop, Sandra Rose, Bossip or Crunk& Disorderly. I specifically told Paul to contact Natasha over at Young Black & Fabulous because I can remember several times when Natasha has said nice things about Keke’s red carpet pics.

So I held off writing about it so they could shop it around as a web exclusive to one of the blogs that can get as many hits as I get in an entire day, in one hour. The story has now been posted on so I am assuming they didn’t take my advice so I am free to post about it here. I want you to read this letter Paul sent me from Keke and her mother, Sharon and then y’all know moi will have some candid reflections to offer. I hope Paul forwards this post to Keke.

Here is a letter that was forwarded to me on October 4, 2007.

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