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I recently saw a comment online about why Whitney Houston and The Notorious B.I.G was not qualified to be inducted in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. I wondered for a moment if I should be angered by this, and should I debate the origins of true Rock & Roll’s roots with the author of the post. I wanted to remind them of how the term Rock & Roll was created by a disc jockey by the name of Alan Freed, used to describe black R&B records that were of high energy. From the black roots of blues emanating from the local juke joints, to legendary stories of Robert Johnson selling his soul for a wicked lick on his well-worn guitar, rock’s origins could not be denied.
Rock & Roll is the love child of blues and the hard-rocking melodies of many different recordings of the early 1940’s and 50’s. The early rock and roll sound was created by Sister Rosetta Tharpe, a black woman who was born well over 100 years ago. Little Richard to Chuck Berry, from Bo Diddly to Jimi Hendrix, many of their white counterparts in this music genre owe a substantial amount of credit to these individuals. The Rolling Stones’ love for black music propelled them to super stardom, not to mention the millions of dollars Elvis Presley cultivated from early soul music. I though very carefully for a measured response that wouldn’t make me sound to preachy, after all I wanted to make my case solid in my statement.
Then I considered the segregation of black artist in the early 70’s and 80’s at the television award shows. Whenever an artist such as Michael Jackson and Prince would win it would be for best black single or best black artist of the year categories. Just look at some old footage from early 80’s clips on YouTube and you will see what I mean. As a child at that time, I was just so happy to see one of my favorite artist win, I didn’t take in the totality of the apparent segregation of music had been at that time.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has inducted every popular rock band from Led Zeppelin, Motley Crue, Aerosmith and countless others that they deem worthy of being beacons of light for the almighty throne of this genre. I mean, where would a place be for artists such as Hip Hop and R&B legends Run DMC and Parliament Funkadelic? Would we the have to take the time to create separate Halls of Fames for R&B and Hip Hop, knowing full well that those halls would not be so revered as such an institution as The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame? Would these events get the same amount of airtime and promotion to garner the same amount of recognition deserving of a legendary artist?
Whitney Houston and Biggie Smalls may be not the standard examples of your typical hard rocking artist with waving guitars and crashing drums. But consider Rock & Roll’s origins and take a step back and think about what Rock& Roll music really is. The music is full of high energy, up tempo beats and emotional gravitas that make the souls and hearts of the listeners race. I concede that LL Cool J would look a little awkward standing next to Alice Cooper, but I’m quite sure both artist would respect what the other does in the long run.
It’s about appeasing the masses and making the fans satisfied with the resulting product. Music is what it is: music. The categorization of music is what holds up the most barriers, it’s become denominational not unlike church on a Sunday morning. We idolize our music gods and stand firm on our personal beliefs of what a good song should be and not for what it really is. Maybe would should remember the joy that songs can bring from any artist if it’s good and celebrate together. We owe that to the legends who gave a treasure of memories and good times. So, let hip hop and R&B artists in with no trepidation, but with confidence that being honored is one of the greatest things we can do for one another despite our tastes and beliefs.
Rapper Trick Daddy was arrested in Miami-Dade Saturday morning on a cocaine possession charge.
According to the police report, a Miami-Dade officer responded to a report of a driver hitting signs and running red lights in a dark colored Range Rover in the area of Southwest 128th Avenue and 42nd Street in Miami around 3:20 a.m.
When the officer approached the driver’s side, he saw that the driver “appeared to be asleep behind the wheel.”
Once he was awakened by a knock on the window, the man, identified by his driver’s license as Maurice Samuel Young — Trick Daddy’s birth name — told the officer he had left a club in Miami Gardens near Northwest 37th Avenue and 187th Street.
The arrest affidavit said that Young told the officer he had had about five drinks hours earlier at the club and that he was dropping someone off and heading home.
The report said Young had slurred speech, bloodshot, watery and glassy eyes and that the officer smelled alcohol on his breath. He agreed to a field sobriety test, which he could not successfully complete, police said.
Young was taken to the Hammocks District Station on 142nd Avenue. While there, police found cocaine inside a dollar bill while Trick Daddy was putting his possessions in a plastic bag.
Police also say he was wanted on a warrant for driving under the influence.
Trick Daddy was born 45 years ago in Liberty City. He was booked into Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center around 7:30 a.m. Saturday.
His bond was set at $5,000 on the cocaine possession charge and $1,000 on the driving under the influence charge.
This isn’t the rap star’s first encounter with South Florida authorities.
▪ In April 2014, Trick Daddy was arrested and charged in Miramar with possession of a firearm and ammunition by a convicted felon, possession of cocaine, and driving with a suspended license, a Broward Sheriff’s Office task force said at the time.
▪ He was also arrested in 1991 on a cocaine possession charge, carrying a concealed firearm and violating probation, according to a CBS4 report. He served more than two years in prison six years before the release of his 1997 debut album, ‘Based on a True Story.”
▪ He was arrested in 2003 on assault charges.
▪ He was also arrested on assault charges in 2003 for threatening to kill a man over a street basketball game.
His most recent album, “Finally Famous: Born a Thug, Still a Thug,” his eighth, was released in 2008, but it was not commercially successful.
In October 2019, Trick Daddy became the public face behind the new Miami Gardens soul food restaurant, Sunday’s Eatery.
That fall he also joined Trina as a morning host on Miami radio’s 99Jamz/WEDR. The music pair took over the “Rickey Smiley Morning Show.”
Young has submitted his bond, according to court records. He was released on Saturday and posted video from his visit that afternoon to Sunday’s on his Facebook page.
This week Tayf3rd shared a screen cap of Blac Chyna reaching out to him through direct message captioned with the classic curve coined by rapper Future after he dipped on a fly out who tried to get cute
Blogger B. Scott saysLatifah and Eboni named their son Rebel.
Queen Latifah, who has partnered with Eboni since 2013, has NOT publicly announced or confirmed the birth of this child.
50 Cent’s ongoing beef with French Montana posting a suspicious pic of 50 Cent appearing to kiss what looks like to be rapper Eminem
50 started the rap beef by accusing Montana of buying a 10-year-old Bugatti. “Why this guy keep saying he paid 1.8 for a 08 car he won’t be finished paying for till 2025 that only cost 700.”
Montana provided showing proof that a 2010 Bugatti does not depreciate very much after it’s driven off the dealership lot.
But Montana won the battle when he unearthed an old photo that apparently shows 50 Cent kissing fellow rapper Eminem in a recording studio. There are reports that the image is doctored.
A woman has come forth claiming that rapper DaBaby is the father of her 5 year old son. Sources say that the woman, who posts under the username Detreatk Green, put the rapper on blast on Sunday for not claiming his mini-me son in 5 years.
In a post on Facebook she uploaded a photo of her adorable son, who resembles DaBaby right down to the confident attitude and toothy grin.
“I hate I had to come to social media to finally put the truth out. But it bothers me so bad that DaBaby out here not claiming OUR child,” Green wrote. “He’s now 5 years old and Dababy had yet to even SEE own his child [sic] in person. No contact no nothing. Just remember it took two of us to make this child.”
The rapper, whose real name is Jonathan Kirk, publicly claims a son and a daughter. The promiscuous rapper reportedly has multiple unclaimed children in the wild.
Faith Evans isvery upset over a new Lifetime’s doc “Biggie and Faith Evans,” documenting her life with her late rap legend husband, Notorious B.I.G.
Page Six says The singer told Page Six she got duped into participating in the “sensational” doc.
“I feel upset that I’m attached to it. I was told that it would be a positive piece with a little more of my personal background. It wasn’t pitched to me as a story rehashing the sensationalized events that took place,” she said. “I am beyond that and have no need to open old wounds, damage repaired relationships and, above all, soil the legacy of Christopher Wallace a k a the Notorious B.I.G.,” she said.
A trailer for the piece, which airs Jan. 10 as an episode of the network’s “Hopelessly in Love” series, opens up by describing their relationship as “the most controversial love story in hip-hop history, told by those who lived it.” The series promises that “Faith Evans is ready to confront her pain and revisit the most intimate moments of their relationship . . . from their whirlwind engagement, to Biggie’s ongoing affairs with Lil’ Kim and Charli Baltimore, to the East Coast-West Coast rivalry that led to Tupac and Big’s deaths.”
“The Tupac stuff, the different women — how many times are people going to talk about that? It was supposed to be a love story, and it turns into cheating and [Lil’] Kim. We’ve come so far past that. [Lifetime’s] all about drama,” Evans said.
Evans, who is a co-administrator of the late rapper’s estate, claims the doc mostly uses old footage edited to rev up the drama — and she’s not the only one taking issue with it. She said of Big’s mother, Voletta Wallace, “Ms. Wallace is pissed. Everyone was blindsided. She has worked very hard for his legacy to be acknowledged in a more positive light. He’s nominated for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. This [doc] is taking steps backward.”
Evans adds she won’t promote the episode. “It’s about my morals. I would never do business I’m not proud of at this point in my career. I’m not happy,” she said. A rep for Lifetime didn’t respond to requests for comment.
Atlanta rapper Rapper Shanty Lo has died.
Friends of the rapper are currently expressing their sorrow on social media According to multiple reports, Shawty died after a being involved in a hit and run car crash while leaving Young Joc’s birthday party at the Blue Flame Lounge.