New York State Senate Honors Adam Yauch"Be It RESOLVED, That This Legislative Body Pause In Its Deliberations to Mourn the Death of Famed Rapper and Activist Adam ‘MCA’ Yauch"…

The state of New York is literally legalizing its admiration for late Beastie Boys member Adam Yauch. As Spin reports, State senators created and adopted a resolution to honor MCA on the Senate floor, pausing deliberations to discuss his contributions to New York life and culture. Here’s the text of the resolution, written by State Senator Daniel Squadron, plus video of the resolution, via Pitchfork via Spin…

New York State Senate Honors Adam Yauch
"Be It RESOLVED, That This Legislative Body Pause In Its Deliberations to Mourn the Death of Famed Rapper and Activist Adam ‘MCA’ Yauch"…

The state of New York is literally legalizing its admiration for late Beastie Boys member Adam Yauch. As Spin reports, State senators created and adopted a resolution to honor MCA on the Senate floor, pausing deliberations to discuss his contributions to New York life and culture. Here’s the text of the resolution, written by State Senator Daniel Squadron, plus video of the resolution, via Pitchfork via Spin

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CLASSIC ALBUM… THE BLUEPRINT, JAY-Z

Frank Sinatra had been born a Brooklyn rapper, The Blueprint is the album he would have made. It’s all flash and bravado, with Jay-Z dissing rivals, talking smack about his troubles with the cops and flossing hard with ladies all around the world, as he samples everyone from the Doors to the Jackson 5.
CLASSIC ALBUM… THE BLUEPRINT, JAY-Z

Frank Sinatra had been born a Brooklyn rapper, The Blueprint is the album he would have made. It’s all flash and bravado, with Jay-Z dissing rivals, talking smack about his troubles with the cops and flossing hard with ladies all around the world, as he samples everyone from the Doors to the Jackson 5.

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Watch Pitchfork.tv’s Danny Brown Documentary
"Detroit State of Mind"…

Pitchfork.tv on YouTube is proud to present “Detroit State of Mind”, a documentary on Detroit rapper (and style icon/spiritual icon) Danny Brown. Filmed in February, the film features Brown in Detroit at home with his family, performing at Dilla Day, and (!) getting a haircut. Also: Listen for Brown doing Chief Keef’s signature “Bang Bang!”

Subscribe to Pitchfork.tv on YouTube here. (Video via Pitchfork…)

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Azealia Banks: “Everyone Thinks I’m This Arrogant Little Twat’…

Rapper Azealia Banks’ is giving off some bra and panty action in her latest shoot with photographer Michael Flores for Dossier Journal.

Although the Harlem native has been ruffling the feathers of rap veterans like T.I. and Lil Kim lately, she says that she isn’t the ‘Arrogant Little Twat’ that people think she is, in a recent interview with Vibe Magazine.  The feature, written by Tracy Garraud, includes quotes from a teacher at LaGuardia High, which was also the stomping grounds of Nicki Minaj.  According to the drama teacher, he saw more ambition in Azealia than he did Nicki. “I don’t remember Nicki having the level of ambition Azealia manifested to me”.

Also included in the Vibe article, is a bit from Azealia about the time she wanted to audition for Damon Dash and Juelz Santana but was turned away. She also says that she is many years ahead of her peers and what they’ve done, she will do, but better. (Read More at Necole Bitchie…)

Azealia Banks: “Everyone Thinks I’m This Arrogant Little Twat’…

Rapper Azealia Banks’ is giving off some bra and panty action in her latest shoot with photographer Michael Flores for Dossier Journal.

Although the Harlem native has been ruffling the feathers of rap veterans like T.I. and Lil Kim lately, she says that she isn’t the ‘Arrogant Little Twat’ that people think she is, in a recent interview with Vibe Magazine. The feature, written by Tracy Garraud, includes quotes from a teacher at LaGuardia High, which was also the stomping grounds of Nicki Minaj. According to the drama teacher, he saw more ambition in Azealia than he did Nicki. “I don’t remember Nicki having the level of ambition Azealia manifested to me”.

Also included in the Vibe article, is a bit from Azealia about the time she wanted to audition for Damon Dash and Juelz Santana but was turned away. She also says that she is many years ahead of her peers and what they’ve done, she will do, but better. (Read More at Necole Bitchie…)

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Wiz Khalifa Cited for Marijuana Possession in Nashville'Black and Yellow' Rapper was Headlining Vanderbilt Concert…

Khalifa was cited for misdemeanor marijuana posession while in Nashville to headline Vanderbilt University’s Rites of Spring concert, reports The Tennessean.

Investigators were called to the Holiday Inn on West End Avenue after the front desk recieved a handful of complaints about marijuana coming from Khalifa’s room.

According to police, when they arrived at Khalifa’s room they saw him throw a marijuana blunt out the window as they walked in. (Read More at Rolling Stone…)

Wiz Khalifa Cited for Marijuana Possession in Nashville
'Black and Yellow' Rapper was Headlining Vanderbilt Concert…

Khalifa was cited for misdemeanor marijuana posession while in Nashville to headline Vanderbilt University’s Rites of Spring concert, reports The Tennessean.

Investigators were called to the Holiday Inn on West End Avenue after the front desk recieved a handful of complaints about marijuana coming from Khalifa’s room.

According to police, when they arrived at Khalifa’s room they saw him throw a marijuana blunt out the window as they walked in. (Read More at Rolling Stone…)

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British Rapper/Tabloid Fixture Dappy Hits No. 2 on U.K. Singles Chart…

In his native United Kingdom, rapper Dappy ( @thedappy) has attracted as many negative headlines as positive ones. A regular fixture in British tabloid newspapers, the outspoken artist, a founding member of Island Records pop group N-Dubz, is no stranger to controversy, with a previous conviction for assault the most serious of his run-ins with the police. (Read More HERE…)
British Rapper/Tabloid Fixture Dappy Hits No. 2 on U.K. Singles Chart…

In his native United Kingdom, rapper Dappy ( @thedappy) has attracted as many negative headlines as positive ones. A regular fixture in British tabloid newspapers, the outspoken artist, a founding member of Island Records pop group N-Dubz, is no stranger to controversy, with a previous conviction for assault the most serious of his run-ins with the police. (Read More HERE…)

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