Rapper T.I. Stops Suicide Attempt

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Posted: Thursday – October 14, 2010

Clifford Harris is one of the richest and most successful men in music. Of course, you might not know Clifford Harris by his real name, but by his rap name: T.I. He’s done a lot of things in his short lifespan, from releasing hit records and founding a highly successful nightclub to spending time in jail on gun charges. Now T.I. can add another star to his CV for his successful tenure as a suicide prevention counselor. T.I. was able to talk a suicide jumper off the roof of a 22-story building in Atlanta yesterday.

T.I., an Atlanta, Georgia, native, heard about the potential suicide jumper on the building from a report on a local radio station. So, he went down to the building. Rather than just gawk, T.I. offered to help. He was able to lure the man off the edge of the building with the promise of a face-to-face conversation. The two talked, and the man no longer wanted to leap to his death. I bet he works at Foxconn.

As for T.I., I imagine this will only help his case as he faces sentencing on drug-related charges in Los Angeles while on parole. Hopefully being a good Samaritan will help him stay out of the pokey again. This is a pretty good deed to do, so good for you, T.I.!

Rap World Shocked over the Death of Huddy 6

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Posted: Thursday – Oct. 14, 2010

Rap music suffered another tragedy yesterday as high-profile rapper/promoter Andre Hudson, better known as Huddy 6, died in a car accident on the George Washington Bridge.

Port Authority spokesperson Steve Coleman said: “The driver was traveling southbound towards New Jersey on the George Washington bridge when his vehicle struck a truck. Hudson was pronounced [dead] on the scene and the female passenger was taken to a local hospital.” (MTV.com)

Outside of his work with rapper Mase’s Harlem World rap group in the late 90s, Huddy 6 was best known for his long-time relationship with Cam’ron, who credits Huddy for saving his life after he was shot twice in 2005.

Since his death, fellow artists have Tweeted the impact it has made upon them:

Busta Rhymes: “I can’t believe that we just lost a good brother, friend and fellow comrade (Huddy 6). U R Already being truly missed! God bless ur (sic) whole family.”

Juelz Santana: “A! R.I.P. HUDDY 6 @hud6 SMFH if u don’t or didn’t know who he was jus know this, he was HARLEM!!!!.”

Ron Browz: “R.I.P. Andre Hudson. Aka Hud6 HuddyCombs. Aka MR Harlem!”

N.O.R.E.: “Damn it’s a real sad day right now that shit fucked my mind up for real can’t think str8 right now r.i.p huddy.”

Rap has seen its share of deaths in 2010 with the loss of Boston rapper Guru (Keith Edward Elam) in April, 90s rapper Apache (Anthony Peaks), and Killa Sha (Sha Lumi) of The Super Kids. Huddy will be remembered for his work in progressing the Harlem rap scene.

Justin Bieber Displays His Rap Skills In New Twitter Video

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Posted: Thursday, October 14, 2010

Having given fans a taste of his rapping skills during live performances of “Baby” when he tackles the verse Ludacris recorded for the tune, Justin Bieber is now displaying his keen spitting prowess in a new video posted on his Twitter. In the grainy clip, Bieber rhymes along to a track titled “Speaking in Tongues,” and in a message posted on the webpage, he announces that his rap alias is Shawty Mane.

“Speaking in tongues freestyle… who knew I could rap lol,” he wrote. “My alter ego rap name is Shawty Mane… hah.”

The video features shots of Bieber in the studio and hanging out in the streets rocking some glasses. Early on, he gives a shout-out to Lady Gaga: “Call up Lady Gaga on my on my telephone/ Hello doll/ You’re my girl/ Beats no metronome.”

He then talks up his own capabilities, rhyming, “So I’m raptor/ Tearing it up like a tractor/ Matter fact you’re not feeling this track you’re a slacker.” Later, he raps, “Stop, drop and roll/ Justin Bieber’s on fire/ It’s time to realize it’s time to call me young sire.”

At the end of the clip, Bieber — who hangs out with such hip-hop heavyweights as Drake, Kanye West and the aforementioned Luda — has a little message for those listening to the track. “You guys might know me as the guy who sings ‘Baby’/ You know, uh, I’m a singer, pop singer/ I’m white/ But, um, you know I just wanted to do this just to prove that/ You know I got skills, on, on, on the rap game.”

Last December, Bieber’s pal, rapper Asher Roth, defended his buddy’s rapping skills to MTV News. “He lived like a block away from me. Watching him is like watching your little brother. It’s crazy,” Roth said, referring to their time in Atlanta together. “He can rap. I put him on a remix, but I don’t think his mom would like that very much.”

What do you think of Bieber’s lyrical skills? Talk about it in the comments!

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Will.I.Am To Join Cast Of “Sesame Street”

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Posted: Tuesday – September 21, 2010

Sesame Street just became a little cooler as rapper/producer Will.I.Am will make his debut appearance on the 41st season premiere of the kid classic show on September 27.

After fans questioned his decision on wearing black face paint during his MTV VMA performance with Nicki Minaj, Will.I.Am will make a speedy career recovery performing a new song created for the show entitled What I Am.

While wearing matching glasses with Bert, as in Bert and Ernie, Will.I.Am sings of self appreciation and perseverance surrounded by dancing puppets. Usually known for his high energy performances, Will shows us his laid back persona while delivering lyrics such as, “If what I am is what’s in me, then I’ll stay strong that’s who I’ll be, and I will always be the best me that I can be”.

What I Am teaches children to be themselves no matter what they are, be-it a gigantic bird or a futuristic Rap/Pop star with a gumby.

Since its inception in 1969, Sesame Street has been a learning staple for children through the incorporation of music and fun in their lessons. Will.I.Am is joining an elite group of entertainers to be featured with classic puppets like Big Bird, Elmo, and Cookie Monster. Other entertainers to join in on the G-rated fun throughout the years are Wyclef Jean, India.Arie, Bill Cosby, Beyonce, and Alicia Keys.

Lil Wayne’s “I Am Not A Human Being” Now An LP; “Tha Carter IV” Scraped

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Posted: Monday – September 20, 2010

Lil Wayne’s I Am Not A Human Being will now be a full-length album as opposed to an EP like it was originally scheduled. Several of the tracks that were slated to be featured on Tha Carter IV will now be featured on the project, which is scheduled to be released on his birthday, September 27.

“I know once he got out [of jail] those songs would be so old to him,” said his manager, Cortez Bryant to SPIN magazine.

As for Tha Carter IV, it will no longer be released on the same day as Weezy’s release from prison in November as previously planned. The New Orleans MC, has been writing down lyrics, a first for him “since 2002 or 2003,” and soon after leaving Rikers he will start working on that LP.

“He’s going to probably start from scratch,” said Bryant. “I know how he records — he’s in the studio every single day. That’s his life.”

I Am Not A Human Being will feature collaborations with his Young Money label mates such as Nicki Minaj, Drake, Jay Sean, Tyga, Lil Twist and Jae Millz. The unfinished video for the title track leaked onto the internet a few days ago showcasing some of Weezy’s tattoos that apparently glow in the dark.

“It was his concept to shoot the black light, because that way the tats that he has, they glow in the dark,” said the video’s director David Rousseau to MTV News. “He came up with that idea. So really, the rest of the video was a springboard on that.”

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Kid Cudi Admits Past Cocaine Use

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Posted: Monday – September 20, 2010

Kid Cudi was arrested in June for possession of a controlled substance following an incident where he allegedly tore a woman’s apartment door off its hinges. It was later confirmed that he had cocaine on him and for the first time he is openly speaking out about his drug use. According to Cudi, he turned to cocaine to help him cope with some of the side effects of fame.

“People wanted to know a lot about my personal life and I wasn’t prepared for a ’60 Minutes’ interview every time,” said Cudi to Complex. “Doing bumps [of Cocaine], I was able to get through the day, but then I would smoke weed to calm me down — it was the only way I could get through the day without people noticing I was doing it.”

After walking out of court, Cudi says it dawned on him that he was about “to piss it all away for some bullshit,” and that the public would now be looking at him like he was “some type of fucking crack head.” But the birth of his daughter helped him turn things around.

“She’s my best friend and she doesn’t even know it,” he said. “That’s why I always told myself I’m going to make these songs for my kids, so they can follow along and know my story, if something was ever to happen to me.”

In other news, Cudi’s Man On The Moon II: The Legend of Mr. Rager will be released later this year.

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