January 31, 2011
From: Amora Inc.
We caught wind of DJ Kool Herc’s current condition through outlets like DJ Premier’s blog, and AllHipHop.com, and wanted to make sure our audience was aware of this situation. Kool Herc, widely regarded as one of the founding fathers of hip hop music, is ill, having been in and out of the hospital, and requires costly surgery, facing financial difficulty making it difficult to acquire the care he needs.
Several outlets have written about and are discussing Kool Herc’s predicament, commenting on his particular issues, as well as the greater issues of the lack of health care options for musicians, as well as a lack of corporate support for pioneering hip hoppers, many of whom have helped make such corporations many millions of dollars over the years.
We’ll ask our readers to read and contribute their comments on those respective sites, as well as notify you about a fundraiser in the works scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 1 at Sutra in NYC (as per Davey D). Details to follow.
Donations are being collected as well, and can be sent to a mailing address or by PayPal, listed below. Details on the event will be posted as they solidify.
Please take some time to look into this issue, and if you are so inclined, donate. While this sort of thing happens to many “regular people” on a daily basis, and many of us are walking around with no insurance ourselves, there is no denying the impact that Kool Herc had on our lives as hip hoppers, and I’m sure that every penny counts.
You can send donations to:
Donation addresses are up, all donations can be sent to:
KOOL HERC PRODUCTIONS
P.O. BOX 20472
HUNTINGTON STATION , NY 11746
or you can wire you donation internationally via PayPal to this address:
email@example.com (his sister)
His sister is taking care of everything. Press release is coming later today. He’s now home ok, but he’s in need of surgery which you can help him pay it. I’ll post if there are any more updates. Hip Hop is so beautiful… Thanks to everyone for the love… Kool Herc is a trending topic!
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A woman has filed a lawsuit against Sean "Diddy" Combs, accusing the Hip-Hop mogul of a variety of bizarre charges, including knocking down the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.
RadarOnline.com posted the outrageous lawsuit, which was filed by a woman named Valerie Joyce Wilson Turks, who accuses Diddy, his longtime girlfriend Kim Porter and LAPD victim Rodney King of being responsible for the collapse of the World Trade Center.
"[Diddy] went through Kim Porter and Rodney King and knocked down the WTC and then they all came and knocked my children down," Turks claims in the lawsuit. "Set me up to be on disability and disabled my baby. he put my baby in a wheelchair," the lawsuit reads.
The lawsuit also accuses Diddy, who raked in $30 million dollars in 2010, of stealing the woman's "chip" at a Casino in Mississippi.
“Plus I won a lot of money at the casino in Mississippi and Sean P. Diddy Combs has my chip to my money. I heard he gave it to Gwen Allen to hold but she can not cash it in," Turks complained. "I want my chip please help me. it's well worth over 100 zillions of dollars, and my hospital keys. They put me and my baby in the hospital and broke my baby 2 legs and sexual assaulted my children and crushed us."
The woman seeks $900 billion dollars in child support and $100 billion dollars for loss of income.
A hearing date has been set for Monday, January 31st.
In related news, Diddy has been tapped to play a detective on the updated version of the classic television show "Hawaii Five-0." Diddy plays a New York Detective named "Reggie Williams," who comes to Honolulu to get even with thugs who have wronged his family.
According to reports, Diddy is currently undergoing weapons training with a Navy S.E.A.L. in preparation for the role.
What do you think?
January 26, 2011
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So we all know that WorldStar is back up and running and people are either rejoicing or shaking there heads. All day we have heard this got it shut down, server issues, and saw crazy videos. Well here is a major development in this interesting story. An internet comedian by the name of iShatOnYou that does a lot of his videos masked, got his video put on WorldStar but the credit was not given to him at all. He filed a claim with Yahoo (who WorldStar uses to build their website) and as we all know, Yahoo does not play when it comes to copyright claims. So they shut down WorldStar until the issue was resolved. The issue is resolved because the video that got WorldStar shut down dissapeared, and I guess it is "All Good" now....
From: Miss Info
Audio: 50 Cent talks to Angie Martinez, Hot97….about the current site problems of Worldstar Hip Hop, and admits that contrary to his twitter-boasts, he didn’t actually shut down WSHH. But he does explain the tension between him and Worldstar is caused by an ongoing lawsuit. Fif says WSHH used his likeness on their site banner without permission and he thinks they promote negativity….which he says he’s no longer a fan of.
UPDATE: Q the owner of Worldstar also called in to respond to 50 Cent, and told Angie that the site’s problem has nothing to do with 50 Cent, the ongoing lawsuit, or therecent ICE takedowns of blogs. It’s a problem with his server. (now according to others, the problem may be a “level-5 take down” by Yahoo. As in, a complaint fromsomeone to Yahoo about a copyright infringement that then resulted in a freeze. *shrug*) Either way, it should have been apparent that this was not the same as the previous ICE seizures, because going to WSHH did not redirect you to a sign from the Federal government.
(thanks to DJ Juanyto/Hot97 for the speedy audio)
Doing our research here at BYC Promo, we see that WorldStar has a lock on the webiste....
Domain Name: WORLDSTARHIPHOP.COM Registrar: MELBOURNE IT, LTD. D/B/A INTERNET NAMES WORLDWIDE Whois Server: whois.melbourneit.com Referral URL: http://www.melbourneit.com Name Server: YNS1.YAHOO.COM Name Server: YNS2.YAHOO.COM Status: clientTransferProhibited Updated Date: 07-jul-2010 Creation Date: 09-aug-2005 Expiration Date: 09-aug-2011
clientTransferProhibited means you are not allowed to post to your site. This usuallycomes with copyright infringement. This is what was said with OnSmash, RapGodfathers,and all the sites that got shut down a few months ago. Stay tuned for more informationas we get it....
Rapper 50 Cent sent a tweet out to his 3,888,543 million followers and took credit for shutting down popular urban website, WorldstarHipHop.com.
The site went down without warning earlier today (January 24th).
Just moments ago, 50
"I don't know why people underestimate me. I just shut down WORLDSTAR for future advertising contact thisis50.com suckers lol," 50 Cent tweeted. "I put worldstar to bed, you don't believe try me I will shut your sh*t down. Lol."
In November of 2009, 50 Cent filed a lawsuit against the website, claiming his image and content was used on the website without permission.
“I have lawyers on retainers and I have to pay them so much money anyway, so we’ll go back and forth to court until (they) can’t afford a Subway sandwich,” 50 Cent said in 2009. “It’s already too late for (them).”
Reps for WorldStarHipHop.com have not responded to a request for a statement as of press time.
50 issued an ominous prediction that may come true this week.
"I predict 2 more web sites will shut down this week. Take a guess who they are. I'm sick of the hate I'm to strong," 50 Cent tweeted.
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Chris"LAR/DIMEZ" Gordon is a long time student in the art of rhyming in the form of song we call hip hop.Dimez was born in harlem and grew up in the bronx..he first steped in the underground hip hop scene with a group of friends called "LK" or loss kannons..which included the likes of jr ryder as well as Fred the God son..he has featured on the" big bronx"mix tape and has worked with producers"soul diggers" and more he has been putting in work..he currently has too mix tapes on line @datpiff.com named "the day the bronx stood still"and"confessions of a new york G..he is scheduled to release a new mix tape called"trap city" to be released feb1 2011...Dimez is known through out the underground community as one of the real dudes in a game full of fakes and his talent and lyrical ability is impeccable you would have to hear him to know he is one of the best if not the best to put pen to pad..its been many years since some one came along with the magnitude of talent that this man "LAR/Dimez" possess..
January 16, 2011
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Ben Frank also known as Laze Carteren from Queens, NY is a self - educated, young entrepreneur that delivers motivational music to the ambitious.
A.M.I.L. (All Money is Legal) is the movement, its all about re-educating yourself in order to create new ways of making money, creating new hustles and earning interest on the fruits of your labor in order to adapt to our changing world. There has never been an MC in hip hop to make music from the angle of investing money and simplify it lyrically.
"I want my people to know that you don't need sports, drugs or entertainment to become successful in life. I went from making street money and working a 9 to 5 to re-educating myself into buying real estate and trading stocks online, all money is legal."
Frank is also the cousin of the legendary Rick James, co - CEO of Entrepreneurs inc. and a R.O.I. general.
NEW YORK - It’s about time. It’s about change. It’s about Young Vinchi. The rap game’s newest MC is ready to bookmark his place among fans’ favorites. The 21-year-old’s flow is relaxed, his raps are simple; easy enough for the younger set to rap along, but mature enough to make both Lil Kim and Nicki Minaj blush. Young Vinchi boasts plenty ‘bout being a Freaky King looking for his Freaky Queen So Vinchi release of his debut single “BLC: Baddest Lil’ Chick” on New York’s TroubleMaka Records. The song, with its bouncy HotLanta flavor, is infectious, in your face and certain to be a strip-club jam, a Hummer joint and Ipod favorite.Young Vinchi was born Albert Neysmith Jr. on May 31, 1987 to Jamaican parents and raised in the Bronx, N.Y. by a close-knit family. He began rapping at age 8 to entertain his friends at school and by the time he got to Banana Kelly High School he was the designated class “interrupter”.Like all entertainers, he developed a fondness for attention and soon entered the school’s fashion and talent showcases where he fine tuned his showmanship and savoir faire. After graduation, he attended LaGuardia Community College and studied theater and communications..