Jermaine never knew about the annual dinner held during All-Star Weekend, but he was there last night with his Roc Nation Familia. Rap Up caught up with Cole as he spoke on his first All-Star experience, meeting Pat Riley and the concept behind his recent video.
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During Rick Ross show at Trick Daddys fathers club Miami Nights in Miami-Dade (Naranja) on 2/15/11
Forget the war of words between 50 Cent and Dr. Dre, and even Lil’ Kim and Nicki Minaj — a new rap feud is about to begin between Jewish musicians Drake and Matisyahu.
In a new interview with TMZ, reggae rapper Matisyahu disses Drake as not being true to his roots.
“He’s Jewish, but he’s not representing Judaism,” says the artist formerly known as Matthew Paul Miller.
“He happens to be Jewish, just like Bob Dylan happens to be Jewish, just like anyone happens to be Jewish. What I’m doing is really tapping into my roots and culture and trying to blend that with mainstream society and culture. So his being Jewish is just a byproduct, really. He’s not representing that.”
Drake, born Aubrey Drake Graham, might disagree. The son of an African American father and a Jewish mother, he was raised in the heavily Jewish Forest Hill section of Toronto, went to a Jewish day school, and even had a bar mitzvah.
Today, he wears a diamond-studded Chai, a symbol of the Jewish word for life, and has his mother pressuring him to marry “a nice Jewish girl,” according to Heeb magazine.
While it appears Matisyahu may not be down with Drake’s Jewishness, he does admit that he admires his talent.
“Drake is pretty good, man. He’s got his thing but it’s different than what I do. It’s a different type of thing. As an MC, he’s got me,” he told TMZ. But he adds, “He doesn’t have the reggae thing that I’ve got.”
Six men have been charged in connection with a shoot-out involving rapper Waka Flocka Flame.
The men, all in their early 20s, were arrested Saturday by Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department’s Violent Criminal Apprehension Team.
None of the men charged are from the rapper’s entourage, said police spokesman Rob Tufano.
The Atlanta rapper, whose given name is Juaquin Malphurs, was at the Car Stereo Warehouse on Independence Boulevard on Wednesday to have the sound system in his tour bus upgraded. He was outside the store when two vehicles pulled into the parking lot, and men in the vehicles exchanged gunfire with people in the rapper’s party, police said.
One person was shot in the shoulder and taken to an area hospital.
The men charged Saturday were: David Ralph Bellamy, 20, Andre Lamar Sellers, 23, Antoine D. Washington, 20, Xavier Tariono Hoover, 21, Barry Lawrence, 21, and Antonio Lamar Stukes, 20.
Each has been charged with armed robbery, conspiracy and two counts of shooting into an occupied property.
Police sources told Observer news partner WCNC-TV the motive for the armed robbery was to steal the rapper’s jewelry.
Stukes, who was released from a N.C. prison in December for convictions including assault with a deadly weapon, was the man injured in the shooting.
His attorney, Adam Seifer, told Observer news partner WCNC-TV this week his client had no part in the shooting.
“He was an innocent bystander who only went up there to talk to Mr. Waka about getting a record deal,”
Police had been searching for the suspects’ vehicles – a Range Rover and a white Dodge Charger after the shoot-out.
Police searched a west Charlotte neighborhood Thursday night after two men in a Charger that matched the description of the car involved in shooting ran from the car after a pursuit.
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Police in Glendora, California used GPS tracking to locate a man who stole a variety of valuable items during a video shoot for Hip-Hop superstar, Lil Wayne.
According to Glendora police, a Louis Vuitton purse, tickets to the NBA All-Star game, a wallet and a laptop were stolen from Lil Wayne's video shoot with artist Porcelain Black at Citrus College.
According to SGVN.com, a tracking device within the laptop allowed police officers to track the laptop to a home in South El Monte, where 20-year-old Marco Negrete was arrested.
Police said they recovered the stolen items from Negrete, who reportedly at the video shoot acting as a backup dancer, before he became an alleged thief.
Negrete was taken to the Glendora jail, in lieu of $20,000 bail.