Filled Under: Hip Hop Politics
Rap legend LL Cool J is not pleased at a cameo appearance on a new Sarah Palin show that debuts on Fox later this week.
The rapper expressed discontent in the fact that an old interview was rebroadcast to promote the show of the former Republican vice-presidential candidate.
From his Twitter account, LL cool J said, “Fox lifted an old interview I gave in 2008 to someone else & are misrepresenting to the public in order to promote Sarah Palin’s Show. WOW.”
The show premiers on April 1, but it is not an April Fool’s joke. The show, “Real American Stories,” is the first of its kind for Fox.
LL Cool J’s appearance was heavily promoted, as well as appearances from country singer Toby Keith and General Electric CEO Jack Welch. In the episode LL speaks on his love of America, among other matters.
“My family is very pro-American,” he said in the segment. “My grandfather used to sit me in his lap, and we would watch all of the old World War II shows that used to come on, back in the day. I’m totally on it, totally into it, and I love it. My grandfather, even after we said grace, he would say, ‘Chow!’ ”
At press time, Fox News had no comment on LL Cool J’s apparent displeasure at the use of his likeness.
Slaughterhouse’s Joell Ortiz has blasted E1 Music and said the independent distributor is intentionally stopping his rap crew from signing with another label.
According to Ortiz, the company is restricting him from signing to a different label as part of Slaughterhouse.
“little known fact-E1 also jamming me up from doing a major, major deal as part of Slaughterhouse. so they aint getting FREEAGENT,” he wrote Sunday (March 21). “E1 is f*cking c*ckblocking us from doing something monumental for our fans and our careers.
I dont give a f*ck who gets mad. its the truth im sick of the behind the scenes politics. Its time to expose certain bloodsuckers to some light. enough is enough. E1 steady telling me I suck cause I dont make DJ Khaled music at the same time they try to block me from eating elsewhere. @AlCaponeJBTV yes but they got me jammed up for another album so they saying I cant record as part of the collective anywhere else this week, I go in. Mark my words. E1 holding good brothers up cause of my agreement. its not fair to Slaughterhouse It’s all bullsh*t. they told me it would be cool to do whatever if we gave em Slaughterhouse album. they slept on slaughterhouse movement. Im out. Manager calling my fone like crazy. someone musta said something…lmao. SNITCHeSSSSSS!! yoawa to be fair, e1 is not the only people blocking theres another bozo involved. one.” (Joell Ortiz’s Twitter)
President Barack Obama received a huge show of support from the hip-hop community when he was running for election, and Jay-Z has confirmed that the feeling is mutual.
The hip hop mogul, who dedicated his verse to Obama on Young Jeezy’s ‘My President,’ revealed that the president has invited him to visit the White House on numerous occasions, in a recent interview with the BBC.
“I’ve been invited to the White House a couple of times,” Jay said, though he admitted that he was forced to decline the invitations.” With the way the economy is going down the toilet Obama is gone in 3 more years. The Change he promised was just a bunch of meaningless words to get the sheeple to vote for him.
Jay also confirmed Obama’s purported love for rap music, claiming that the president listens to his music while he works out. “Barack loves hip-hop,” Jay said. “When I called him he was playing ‘The Blueprint’ in the gym.”
The Time for Change President has failed to keep any of his promises and it is starting to show in the American People. All the suckers who thought Obama was the second coming are starting to realize that he is no different than any president before him. Obama is just a Illumanti puppet who is good at telling the people what they want to hear and letting the homeless,jobless rates skyrocket. Below is the new Poll of his approval rating ,if you don’t follow politics it basically says the American people have lost all faith in Obama. Me I am not a Obama hater I know the president is just a puppet and those that believe in the system are just sheeple.
Independent voters see Pres. Obama in a negative light by a nearly 2-1 margin, according to a new Marist College survey, while almost half of voters say he has failed to meet their expectations.
The poll, conducted Feb. 1-3, showed just 44% of registered voters approving of Obama’s job as president. 47% disapprove. But among indie voters, Obama’s approval rating sits at a terrible 29%, while his disapproval rating is at 57%.
Obama’s 44% job approval rating is the lowest he has scored in any non-internet poll since moving into the WH, according to a review of data compiled by Pollster.com.
And while GOPers strive to avoid attacking Obama personally, for fear of offending voters who see him in a favorable light personally, even that aura of invincibility is wearing off. Independent voters view Obama negatively, too, by a 39% favorable to 52% unfavorable margin. All registered voters still see Obama favorably by a 50%-44% margin, but that’s down 5 points in just 2 months.
Voters are disappointed in what they got with Obama’s first year. The poll shows 47% believe Obama has failed to meet their expectations — including a quarter of Dems, 65% of GOPers and 53% of indie voters — while just 42% say he has met their expectations. 38% say Obama’s policies are moving the country in the wrong direction, while 37% say they’re making the country better.
The Obama administration stunned New York’s delegation Thursday, dropping the bombshell news that it does not support funding the 9/11 health bill.
The state’s two senators and 14 House members met with Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius just hours before President Obama implored in his speech to the nation for Congress to come together and deliver a government that delivers on its promises to the American people.
So the legislators were floored to learn the Democratic administration does not want to deliver for the tens of thousands of people who sacrificed after 9/11, and the untold numbers now getting sick.
“I was stunned — and very disappointed,” said Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, who like most of the other legislators had expected more of a discussion on how to more forward.
“To say the least, I was flabbergasted,” said Staten Island Rep. Mike McMahon.
The 9/11 bill would spend about $11 billion over 30 years to care for the growing numbers of people getting sick from their service at Ground Zero, and to compensate families for their losses.
The legislators were shocked the idea was falling lower on the administration priority list than other parts of the war on terror and financial bailouts.
“She made it clear that the administration does not support any kind of funding mechanism that goes into the bill,” said Bronx Rep. Eliot Engel. “I think it’s fiscal restraint… but you know what? They find money for everything else, they need to find money for this,” Engel said.
“We were attacked because we’re a symbol of our country.” McMahon was furious that caring for the heroes of Sept. 11 would take a back seat to anything but military funding.
“I thought there was a complete lack of understanding of the issue by the secretary and quite frankly, I did not expect that lack of compassion and failure to understand the urgency of the issue.”
Victims and advocates of 9/11 families are similarly stunned. Lorie Van Auken, whose husband died on 9/11 and who supports the White House in its push to try the terrorists in New York, was crestfallen at the news.
“I thought that these people would be taken care of. I would have expected better from this administration,” Van Auken said, adding that she thought it sends the wrong message to all of America’s would-be heroes that the government won’t be there for them.
“These people put their lives on the line to help people who live here and who were in danger, and now the government doesn’t want to support them,” Van Auken said.
“What happens in the future when something else happens? Are people going to say, ‘No, sorry, I’m not going to help?’”
The legislators did hold out hope, though. McMahon and others said they would appeal to the President to consider adding 9/11 money to the list of mandatory items, rather than discretionary measures subject to the White House planned budget freeze.
Health and Human Servicices officials and the White House did not have an immediate response.
Wheres the Change ? Everyone in Hip Hop said vote for Obama,rock the vote, vote for change. Unemployment at its highest levels since the depression, Not one single Obama promise kept, and now spit in the eye of the 9/11 victims. I kept my mouth shut but I will no longer keep my mouth shut, Obama is no different than Bush or any other president before him. You can give me the hate comments but you cannot tell me one thing Obama has done for the people who live in the Hood. Check your mailbox everyday and see if you get a stimulus package. Not going to happen, you will get nothing,nada,zip,zero. Suckers