Tag Archives: hip hop

Shawn “Jay Z” Carter Statement on the Barneys situation.

27 Oct


Not sure if this is the response that some wanted but here is Shawn “Jay Z” Carter’s statement on the racial profiling situation at Barneys. Read his statement here: http://aareports.com/2013/10/shawn-jay-z-carter-statement-on-barneys.html 

Lauryn Hill sentencing postponed; singer has two weeks to pay $504k in back taxes

23 Apr


She appeared in court for sentencing after failing to report $1.8 million in income to the federal government, but U.S. Magistrate Judge Madeline Cox Arleo postponed it saying that Hill has two weeks to pay $504,000 in back taxes. Read more here: http://aareports.com/2013/04/lauryn-hill-sentencing-postponed-singer.html

President Obama video appearance at Jay Z’s Made In America concert

4 Sep

President Obama video appearance at Jay Z’s Made In America concert


President Obama made an appearance during Jay Z’s Made in America Concert event.In a pre-recorded video, Obama said Jay-Z’s personal story is “what Made In America means” and urged concert-goers to vote. Watch that video here: Obama at Jay Z Concert  

Russell Simmons Trying to Buy Ad Time During ‘All-American Muslim’

14 Dec

Russell Simmons Trying to Buy Ad Time During ‘All-American Muslim’

Hip-hop mogul and practicing Buddhist Russell Simmons is throwing his financial support behind the TLC reality series “All-American Muslim,” tweeting on Monday that he is trying to purchase ad time during this week’s episode of the show. Read more here: Russell Simmons Trying to Buy Ad Time During ‘All-American Muslim’

A Video Tribute To Heavy D

9 Nov

RIP Heavy D real name Dwight Arrington Myers . Heavy D was a positive and inspiring rapper who stayed so even when it was more profitable to be a thug. Even to the end he was inspiring others as his last tweet was “Be Inspired”. Check out five of Heavy D’s greatest hits. A Tribute To Heavy D

Poet & musician Gil Scott-Heron has died

28 May

Poet & musician Gil Scott-Heron has died

Gil Scott-Heron, a poet and musician best known for the song “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised,” died Friday. Read more and listen to “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised here:


Video: Common’s poem a Letter to the Law

12 May

Video: Common’s poem a Letter to the Law

There has been a made up controversy about the rapper and poet Common AKA Lonnie Rashid Lynn being invited to the White House based on a supposedly racist and violent poem he wrote and performed in 2007. Those who criticize first need to look up the word metaphor and then actually listen to the poem. Watch Common recite his poem: http://aareports.com/2011/05/video-commons-poem-letter-to-law.html

Rappers plea: Fathers spend time with your kids

28 Nov

Rappers plea: Fathers take care of your kids

Everyone including me is quick to bash Hip Hop for all of the negativity it puts out there so I think it’s only right we give it love when it puts positive messages out there. Check out this video by Scram Carolina titled Deadbeat Daddys in which he implores fathers to spend time with their children. His song can do something many of us can’t and that’s reach these young men in a langauge they understand.

Watch his video here: http://aareports.com/2010/11/rappers-plea-fathers-take-care-of-your.html

When did being a ho become a requirement for female rappers?

18 Nov

When did being a ho become a requirement for female rappers?
I grew up in a era with Queen Latifah and MC Lyte when female rappers prided themselves on their skills on the mic and not on trying to see who could swallow it. What happened to wanting to be respected as an artist? Read more: http://aareports.com/2010/11/when-did-being-ho-become-requirement.html

Wyclef Jean not eligible to run for Predidency of Haiti

21 Aug

Singer Wyclef Jean’s high-profile bid for Haiti’s presidency ended after election officials on the earthquake-ravaged Caribbean nation disqualified his candidacy. Readmore here:  http://aareports.com/2010/08/wyclef-jean-not-eligible-to-run-for.html