Posted in RAP NEWSJune 14, 2012
Ice T premiered his anticipated documentary “Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap” at Lincoln Center, in New York City on Wednesday night, hosting guests like Fabolous, Busta Rhymes, DJ Khaled and MTV New correspondent, Sway Calloway. Ice introduced the film by giving some background on his vision, explaining the importance of the ‘craft’ of hip-hop and telling the crowd, “Sorry if I’m talking too much, this is like the most exciting night of my life.” Ice continued celebrating his directorial debut with an afterparty at Highline Ballroom, with performances from Rakim, Chuck D. More about the film after the jump.
Posted in UncategorizedMay 10, 2010
Posted: Monday – May 10, 2010
Southern rap legend Bun B was injured at the Gumball 3000 rally this past week in Sweden. The star reportedly suffered a nasty fall and sprained his arm ligaments and split his knee open. He refused to go to the hospital for treatment so that he could travel back to the United States to continue the rally.
“We were all going on stage and it got kind of crowded,” said Bun in a statement explaining the incident. “Someone fell onto me and I ended up falling off the stage and I split my knee open and sprained my ligaments in my right arm.”
“The problem was the injury happened at 4:30am and we had to get on the bus at 8am to catch the plane to America,” he added.
“If I had gone to the hospital I would have missed the flight so someone gave me some extra strength Excedrin (painkiller). This is the 4th day since the injury and I still haven’t gone to a doctor. I can’t afford to miss the Gumball.”
The eight-day event started on May 1st in London and contenders travelled throughout Europe before ending in New York. Other celebrities including rapper Eve, actor Idris Elba, and professional skateboarder Tony Hawk, also participated in the rally.
Posted in UncategorizedMarch 12, 2010
Posted: Friday – March 12, 2010
‘I don’t think anything like this has happened in music since Elvis got drafted into the Army,’ he says.
Bun B has been friends with Lil Wayne since he was a teenager. The Houston legend said having Wayne out of the music game for a year will be a greater loss than people are realizing.
“I feel bad, because I don’t think anything like this has happened in music since Elvis got drafted into the Army,” Bun B said. ” … Let’s just keep it real: Lil’ Wayne is not just the biggest rapper, Lil Wayne is the biggest pop star right now. Maybe Susan Boyle is on his level. But when you talk about music, nine times out of 10, Lil Wayne’s name is gonna come into the conversation. I feel bad for any brother or any sister that’s gotta go to jail. I feel especially bad for a person like Lil Wayne who’s really riding the wave right now. But he don’t have a lot of time. He’s doing it on the Island. As wild and as ill as the Island is, I think at the same time, he’ll be all right. When you in that state jail and you dealing with those lifers, you got a lot of other issues at hand.”
While in jail, Wayne should just focus on serving his time productively and not worry about fellow inmates, Bun said.
“I don’t think it will be smart for him to go to general population,” he said. “A person like Lil Wayne doesn’t have to prove anything to anybody in general population exposing themselves to that yard. It’s not about being real. It’s too many people who have way too much to gain, and [there is] so much he could lose by trying to prove something. … That’s nota good look. … It’s a little bit different when a person like Lil Wayne goes to jail. All we can do is pray for him. Pray for his spirit.”
Bun, who championed his late musical brother Pimp C years ago when Pimp was in prison, said he admires the attitude Wayne’s musical family has in this tough time.
“I just left Miami. People [were] trying to keep their heads up and sprits up while the young man was around, but they are hurting,” Bun said. “One thing I noticed from the Young Money camp is that they’re not being down because of their careers and they’re worried about a co-sign. They are worried about a friend. That’s what I see from Drake, Nicki, Stunna. … These people are concerned about a friend going to prison.”