Trae and local community activist, Deric Muhammad, have called a town meeting at Houston's Shape Community Center, this coming Thursday, June 3rd. The topics will be our local radio station's alleged abuse of power and the tenets contained within our First Ammendment Rights. Both Trae and Mr. Muhammad will speak on the topic after which the floor will be opened up to the community. Media attendance is encouraged.
New Orleans rapper/mogul Percy “Master P.” Miller has offered his thoughts on the massive BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
Robots started sawing through a six-inch pipe today (June 1st) in what BP has labeled the Lower Marine Riser Package procedure.
Scientists and engineers are hoping to cap the broken pipe that has leaked millions of gallons into the Gulf of Mexico since an April 20th explosion that killed 11 people and sent millions of gallons gushing into the ocean.
“It's definitely something that's another tragedy for our community,” Master P. told AllHipHop.com. “[You] have to realize we have to prepare for this but, you never know when something like the oil spill will happen.”
According to the latest reports, the oil will continue to leak into the Gulf of Mexico until at least August, when relief wells are drilled.
Scientists also believe that the oil also could wash up on the shores of Alabama and Mississippi, because hurricane season starts this week.
Master P. surveyed the damages the delicate marshlands and hundreds of miles of Louisiana coastline that has already been damaged by the massive oil spill.
“It's out of control and it's killing the animals and the business people that do fishing in that area,” Master P. said. “People don't realize how this is it's going to effect the entire country.”
Louisiana senators are demanding at least $1 billion dollars from BP, and that was just to further protect the marshes, wetlands and estuaries in the area.
Officials believe between 12-40 million gallons of oil have leaked into the Gulf of Mexico.
This flick of Lyor Cohen was snapped last year during Drake’s gig at S.O.B’s . Today though, Complexposted their interview with the Warner Music CEO. In a excerpt below, he speaks on not securing Drizzy to the label.
Speaking of new artists, many people were expecting Drake to sign with you at Warner Music. Did it disappoint you that he ended up going with Universal Motown?
Lyor Cohen: A very disappointing thing. But I’m a lover of rap music. I want good things to happen to this industry. I have so much good fortune and already have everything. I feel like we have a terrific company, and we’re very old-school in that once we grip someone’s hand, fundamentally we believe that’s a deal. But that’s not this generation. They’ll grip someone’s hand and say they’re coming, but if someone offers them more they will renege. That’s not how we get down.
Did Drake do that?
Lyor Cohen: I’ll keep that between Drake and myself.
Democracy is not necessarily perfect, but sometimes it works. Such was the case of Lady Gaga's victory in MTV News' summer jams poll, which saw the fashion-forward pop star's "Alejandro" snag nearly half of the almost 208,000 votes cast. And while Katy Perry's "California Gurls," B.o.B's "Airplanes," Usher's "OMG" and 3OH!3's "First Kiss" all put up a good fight, they could not topple the monster that is Gaga.
But there were also a handful of write-in votes that got our attention. When we proposed the poll, we asked if there were any other songs we'd left out that deserved recognition, and we received a handful of worthy nominees. Adam Lambert's "If I Had You" picked up at least one endorsement, as did Drake's "Find Your Love." More than one reader went to bat for Pitbull's new all-star jam "Watagatapitusberry," and Jason DeRulo's "Ridin' Solo" also got some votes.
But of all the wild cards, none got more attention than "Hip Song," the latest single from Korean pop sensation Rain (of "Ninja Assassin" fame). The track — which appears in the trailer to the upcoming film "The Karate Kid" (not to be confused with Justin Bieber and Jaden Smith's "Never Say Never") — got all manner of endorsements from die-hard fans who bombarded the comments section.
"OMG the beat is fantastic!" wrote Yosh of "Hip Song." "You can't keep still when you hear it. Definitely summer music! Summer movie with summer music."
And commenter 1_2_bucklemyshoe added this endorsement of the track: "It makes all these others sound like lullaby baby songs."