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Q-Tip’s Politically Incorrect?

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Uh-oh, looks like Kamaal’s calling on Bloomberg’s countrymen to put an end to his incumbency this November. According to Tip’s Twitter account, he gripes that the Mayor is going to “turn the city into the office for rich folk and kick out the middle class/poor folks.” When you consider the gentrification of neighborhoods in Harlem and Brooklyn, Tip isn’t completely off his rocker. Hell the price for a one bedroom in, could feed a third world country. Transportation fare’s up, and let’s not forget about that pesky smoking ban that has eskay in a hissy fit. Screw it, I’m with you Tip. Let’s get someone else to run this town. Rosenthals you down?   

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Usher Uptown Cover
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The new owners of VIBE deliver the 5th anniversary of their other magazine. And who’s more worthy to grace it than this ATL fella under the umbrella. But does anyone really think Usher’s gonna put out an album anytime soon? With Kells about to catch a brick, the R&B game could use it.

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Big Sean In Studio With No I.D.

[vodpod id=ExternalVideo.866613&w=425&h=350&fv=] Fresh off wrappin’ up Hov’s opus, No I.D. plays Big Sean some rejected BP3 tracks. Ha! Just playin’. This beat is actually dope and open enough for you Internet MCs to get your rhyme on over it. Fuckin’ thieves. RAP! Props: Smoking Section via Kenewest

B.E.P. Rewrite History With A Pen

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Outta the way Usher. Yesterday, the Black Eyed Peas broke Mr. Raymond’s record for the longest consecutive stay at the top of the Billboard charts. Eclipsing “Burn” and “Yeah!”,  B.E.P.’s “Boom Boom Pow” and “I Gotta Feeling” have collectively reached number one for 20 weeks. I’m far from a fan, but that’s one helluva of an accomplishment. I’m sure [insert your favorite rappa here] would sell their soul publishing to achieve that level of success. With that said, check out footage of frontman Will.I.Am speaking on the making of the aforementioned records.

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Plaxico Burress Agrees To 2 Years In Jail

According to ESPN, Cheddar Bob Plaxico agreed to sit his dumb ass in prison for the next two years. The former NY Giants star shot himself in a N.Y. nightclub last year. After his release he will have have two years of supervision. No sympathy here. You do the crime, you do the time. Besides, everyone knows NYC’s super strict when it comes to weapons possession. Shoot, if the D.A. has their way, Ja and Wayne will be sharing a […]

Twista: Summerfest ’09 (Live in Charlotte, N.C.)

[vodpod id=ExternalVideo.866615&w=425&h=350&fv=%26rel%3D0%26border%3D0%26] The fastest rapper in the MidWest is on his “Ladies Make Some Noise” shit as he runs through his hits for the last remains of his fanbase. Oops. Props: Hip Hop N More Sidebar: That “Overnight Celebrity” track is still tough! And “Wetter” is a bad joke.

NBA Commish Comes To Harlem

NBA commissioner, David Stern made a trip uptown with The New York Times to a local barbershop. Holding court, Stern talked about the leagues dress code policy, age limits, and Ron Ron’s Malice At The Palace. Props: Slam Sidebar: Didn’t Stern shut this down? Somebody, let me know!