Posted in UncategorizedJune 16, 2010
Posted: Wednesday – June 16, 2010
Tupac Shakur and The Notorious B.I.G. have reunited for the first time in history, at Madame Tussauds in Washington, D.C. today (June 16th).
The life-like wax figures are being displayed all summer starting today, on what would have marked Tupac’s 39th birthday.
“Tupac and Biggie are widely recognized as two of the greatest Hip-Hop artists and rappers of all time,” a rep for Madame Tussauds said in a statement. “Their influence on and absence from the Hip-Hop community can still be felt today – more than a decade after their tragic deaths.”
The Tupac Shakur statue is from the Madame Tussauds wax museum in Las Vegas, while The Notorious B.I.G.’s figure is on loan from the museum in New York.
Both wax figures were created with the participation and approval of Tupac’s mother, Afeni Shakur and B.I.G.’s mother, Voletta Wallace.
The two wax figures are on display at Madame Tussauds’ Glamour Room, in Washington D.C.
Posted in UncategorizedMay 19, 2010
Posted: Wednesday – May 19 ,2010
Is this some form of Hip-Hop blasphemy or something?
Known for being part of Biggie Smalls’ clique during the Junior M.A.F.I.A. days when the rapper was alive, Lil Cease is one of the rare rappers today that can say they were actually with the late great Black Frank White.
With that being said, it’s almost puzzling that Cease would make such a claim and state that Rick Ross and Nicki Minaj are the most comparable to Lil Kim and The Notorious B.I.G.
An interview with MTV revealed what Cease finds in Ross that he saw in his late friend.
“He’s lyrically hands-on. Just his whole swag, to me, he’s just the dude. That big black dude. Every time I see him, he gives the feel of just B.I. Just his whole swag too. He’s got that confidence that B.I. had. B.I. was real confident. No matter how he looked, he would say it in rhymes: ‘Fat, black and ugly as ever.’ That’s one of the most quoted lines.”
In regards to Minaj being similar to Lil Kim, it’s all about her presence.
“Nicki ain’t really got too much competition out there. Ain’t too many female rappers out there. But she’s a female, one that’s bringing the sex appeal back to it. No matter what Kim talked about, she had the appeal to it. Kim would dress up. She looked like a lady. Kim could rap about the hardest thing ever, but she would still dress up: hair done, she still got on the flyest stuff. Nicki is kinda taking it to that same mind frame. She’s having fun with it too.”
First Diddy was saying it and now Cease? Man, it feels like the twilight zone. Next thing you know, Teflon Don is going to be Ready To Die? Let’s pray otherwise.