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The Best Hip-Hop Protest Songs Ever

When Eminem released his freestyle as part of the BET Hip Hop Awards’ annual cypher, it turned out to be a 4-plus-minute a capella tirade against President Donald Trump. He indicted the president for his most egregious transgressions: perpetuating racism, emboldening white supremacy, his irresponsibility with North Korea, the attacks on black NFL players, his abandonment of Puerto Rico. The list goes on.

Hip-hop fans, athletes, and mainstream media, praised the lukewarm freestyle as urgent, necessary, powerful and genius. “After 27 years of doubts about rap I am now a fan,” sports and political commentator Keith Olberman tweeted. “Best political writing of the year, period.”

To suggest that Eminem’s mediocre bars were anything other than tepid demonstrates a a shamefully low bar for the craft of hip-hop and for what constitutes bravery. To declare that Eminem’s freestyle about Trump is a turning point in hip-hop is lazy, uninformed. That’s not surprising, though. White artists are often lauded for their courage in speaking out against injustice, while black artists are often overlooked or penalized for the same actions. When Beyoncé showed up to the Superbowl in an outfit that honored the Black Panthers, conservatives slammed her and the police union called for a boycott of her subsequent world tour.

The reality is, rappers have been criticizing the government, picking apart systems of oppression and addressing the pervasiveness of police brutality in black communities since the art form’s inception. It’s why rapper and Public Enemy member Chuck D famously dubbed hip-hop “the black CNN” decades ago.

“To Pimp A Butterfly,” Kendrick Lamar, 2015

“Changes,” 2Pac, 1992

“Georgia… Bush,” Lil Wayne2006

“Be Free,” J. Cole2014

“Untitled,” Nas2008

“Fuck the Police,” NWA1988

“Fight the Power,” Public Enemy1989

“A Song for Assata,” Common2000

“Police State,” Dead Prez2000

“Revolution,” Arrested Development1992

“Reagan,” Killer Mike2012

“The Point of No Return,” Geto Boys1996

“Words I Never Said,” Lupe Fiasco2011

“The Message,” Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five1982

“Sound of Da Police,” KRS-One1993

“Bin Laden,” Immortal Technique feat. Yasiin Bey, Jadakiss, Eminem2005

Lil Wayne Reportedly Released From Hospital Following Seizures

Lil Wayne was hospitalized in Chicago on Sunday (September 3) in connection with epileptic seizures, but the Young Money rapper has reportedly been released from the hospital. Doctors are suggesting the hardworking artist take a break for awhile until he’s back in top form.

Although many people speculated his seizures stemmed from his use of Lean (or Purple Drank), sources close to Wayne told TMZ the seizures were due to a hectic schedule and sleep deprivation, and not because of the codeine-laced drink.

On Monday (September 4), his daughter, Reginae Carter, assured fans on Twitter Weezy was “doing fine.”

Wayne is reportedly taking two weeks off, but will perform his next show on September 23.

Lil Wayne was found unconscious in a Chicago hotel room on Sunday (September 3) after suffering at least one seizure, according to TMZ. The Big Easy native was rushed to Northwestern Memorial hospital, where he reportedly had another seizure.

Wayne was scheduled to perform with Rae Sremmurd at the Drais Beachclub in Las Vegas later that evening, but doctors advised him to remain hospitalized. Wayne’s reps told TMZ his Vegas performance was canceled so he can rest.

Wayne has been plagued by seizures for years. One of his first documented episodes was in 2012, when a Los Angeles bound jet was forced to make an emergency landing in Texas after Wayne reportedly had a seizure. Although his team denied it at the time, the illustrious rapper had yet another seizure the following day.

In 2013, he finally confirmed he has epilepsy. In an interview with Power 106, Wayne explained,”This isn’t my first, second, third, fourth, fifth, sixth or seventh seizure. I’ve had a bunch of seizures. Y’all just never hear about them. But this time, it got real bad because I had three of them in a row.”

Lil Wayne Reportedly Released From Hospital Following Seizures

Lil Wayne was hospitalized in Chicago on Sunday (September 3) in connection with epileptic seizures, but the Young Money rapper has reportedly been released from the hospital. Doctors are suggesting the hardworking artist take a break for awhile until he’s back in top form.

Although many people speculated his seizures stemmed from his use of Lean (or Purple Drank), sources close to Wayne told TMZ the seizures were due to a hectic schedule and sleep deprivation, and not because of the codeine-laced drink.

On Monday (September 4), his daughter, Reginae Carter, assured fans on Twitter Weezy was “doing fine.”

Wayne is reportedly taking two weeks off, but will perform his next show on September 23.

Lil Wayne was found unconscious in a Chicago hotel room on Sunday (September 3) after suffering at least one seizure, according to TMZ. The Big Easy native was rushed to Northwestern Memorial hospital, where he reportedly had another seizure.

Wayne was scheduled to perform with Rae Sremmurd at the Drais Beachclub in Las Vegas later that evening, but doctors advised him to remain hospitalized. Wayne’s reps told TMZ his Vegas performance was canceled so he can rest.

Wayne has been plagued by seizures for years. One of his first documented episodes was in 2012, when a Los Angeles bound jet was forced to make an emergency landing in Texas after Wayne reportedly had a seizure. Although his team denied it at the time, the illustrious rapper had yet another seizure the following day.

 

 

 

 

 

 

MultiHop.TV Highlights Nicki Minaj, Lil Wayne & The Weeknd Headlining 1st Billboard Hot 100 Music Festival

The Weeknd, Skrillex, Nicki Minaj and Lil Wayne will headline the first-ever Billboard Hot 100 Music Festival that will also feature a very special performance by Justin Bieber. The highly anticipated festival, produced by Billboard, the leading global destination for charts, news, trends and innovations in music, in partnership with Live Nation, the world’s leading live entertainment company, will bring together some of the biggest chart-topping artists on August 22 and 23 at New York’s Nikon at Jones Beach Theater and surrounding beach areas for a weekend of epic music performances.
Collectively, the festival headliners have 197 entries on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, and have sold a combined 116.3 million albums and songs in the U.S., according to Nielsen Music. They also represent some of this generation’s biggest social media influencers, with a massive fan following across Twitter, Facebook and other platforms.

MULTIHOP.TV HIGHLIGHTS Lil Wayne to Reunite Hot Boys at Lil Weezyana Fest

Lil Wayne is coming home. The Young Money rapper has announced the first-ever Lil Weezyana Fest in New Orleans.

The concert is set to take place on Aug. 28 at 7 p.m. at Bold Sphere Music at Champions Square. In addition to Weezy, it will feature the reunion of the Hot Boys, which includes Juvenile, Turk, and B.G., who is currently behind bars.

“We coming home to give the city the greatest concert ever!” tweeted Wayne’s manager Cortez Bryant.

* info courtesy of http://www.rap-up.com

MUlTIHOP.TV PRESENTS 10 RAPPERS WITH THEIR OWN APPS

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1. Meek Mill joined the ranks of fellow rappers Snoop Dogg, Soulja Boy and more, after announcing the launch his very own mobile game app “Bike Life.”

2.  Lupe Fiasco – In 2013, Lupe Fiasco announced his partnership with mobile app Higi as the creative director and investor of the health and wellness app.

3.  Jay Z  – For the launch of his Decoded autobiography, Jay Z hooked up with Droga5 for the launch of the interactive app called “Decoded.”

4. Birdman – Known for having his hands in several business ventures, Birdman launched the “Shorty Cuts By Birdman” app, which allows for users to create custom keys so they can send acronyms or complete phrases with the touch of a custom key.

5. 50 Cent – 50 Cent is always expanding his empire and in 2013 the Queens MC teamed up with Timbaland, Larry The Cable Guy, Terrell Owens and DJ Kaskade for the launch of the mobile app Hang w/, a real time live stream that allows users to interact with videos and pictures.

6. T-Pain – T-Pain’s career has depended heavily on the usage of Auto-Tune and in 2010, the Florida crooner launched his “I Am T-Pain” app, which allowed users to sing his tracks while using his signature Auto-Tune.

7.  The RZA – Wu-Tang member RZA launched in 2009 his app “RZA World,” which allowed fans to play chess with the Wu-Tang member, as well as interact with fans of the Staten Island collective.

8. Snoop Dogg – Snoop Dogg launched the mobile app Snoopify in 2013. The app allows for people to turn their pictures into Snoop-themed masterpieces.

9.  Drake and Lil Wayne – To build anticipation for the Drake vs. Lil Wayne tour, both MC’s launched a Street Fighter-inspired game that was playable for mobile phone users.

10. Murs – In March of 2014, Murs decided to challenge hip-hop heads with a hip-hop trivia app that was launched through iTunes.

 

MultiHop.TV HighLights Lil Wayne Is Newest TIDAL ‘Artist Co-Owner’ With New Track “Glory” To Celebrate.

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Today, Jay Z’s music streaming site has announced that they now have a new co-owner (to join the many others).

“TIDAL is a great way to share music directly with fans,” said Lil Wayne via the statement. “I’m hyped for people to hear my latest track and can’t wait to show fans love through a special TIDAL X.”

Check Link BelowTo Listen to Glory:

http://djservicepack.com/lil-wayne-glory/

Lil Wayne’ to Birdman … “I Saved Your Ass, But Now I’m Gone!”

Wayne is reportedly suing his mentor and “daddy” for a whopping $8 million.

Wayne will ask a judge to declare him free of Cash Money and Birdman’s control. Wayne says Birdman has violated their contract by withholding the release of his new album.

As for the $8 MIL claim … Wayne says Birdman owed the money for his latest album — it was supposed to be an advance.

On Sorry 4 The Wait 2, which is a reference to his long delayed album, Lil Wayne takes aim at Birdman with a remix to “Coco”.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?x-yt-cl=84503534&x-yt-ts=1421914688&v=Ao1HTakk1Jk

 

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