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Rhymefest Touches On Waka Flocka Comments, New Album El Che
Asked about the ongoing global economic recession, 'Fest said, "For many people [the recession] is a time of 'Damn, well, what I'm gone' do?', for other people, it's a time of opportunity. This was [an economic climate similar to] when Ford, GM and [Apple were] created. If you're gonna ever start a business, if you're gonna ever be creative, if you're gonna ever have a level playing-field, now's the time. What's stoppin' you? You got the Internet - there are no laws on the Internet, you'd better hit it while it's hot." Although known to be a positive emcee, Rhymefest went as far as comparing the vigilante nature on the 'net to the pre-Rockefeller Drug Laws in the United States. "It used to be...in the '50s, '60s, '70s, the dope game was the game to be in because it was like before they had all these drug laws [where they are] lockin' people up forever. People were drug kingpins. Now, it's different. There's no such thing as Frank Lucas today...so niggas, quit rappin' about it while you're ahead."
Continuing, Rhymefest suggested identify fraud, perhaps in jest, as a lucritive web-hustle. "I'm still talkin' crime. Ain't nothin' wrong with crime - especially a victimless crime."
The political discussion continued, as the "Jesus Walks" co-writer stated that America was moving away from Capitalism, but not to the direction that even many conservatives believe. "All the the talk about Socialism and all that, that's a disguise for Communism.
Bringing the economic discussion to Hip Hop, Rhymefest asserted that not only does BET and radio not accurately depict the artists and songs that are successful in touring, but that the often unseen and unheard artists can be financially viable in today's materialistic Rap culture. "I heard...I think it was Waka Flocka [Flame] say, 'Rappers with lyrics ain't got no money,' but...how do you know? I could swear there's a radio station called Shade 45 invented by [Eminem], a rapper who can rap. I could've sworn Kanye [West] can rap real good. I could've sworn that Jay-Z was the dopest rapper that got everything. I'm pretty sure 50 Cent is where he is 'cause he can rap. People love Jadakiss - he can rap. All these people got money. Immortal Technique got money, Mos Def got money, Talib Kweli got money, I got money. Just 'cause you don't wear your money on your neck [...] don't mean you ain't got it. It just means you might be a lil' smarter than the average bear."Rhymefest Touches On Waka Flocka Comments, New Album El Che
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Incarcerated rapper Waka Flocka Flame recently talked about Nicki Minaj's rap skills and her rising popularity.
According to Waka, the Young Money rapper has earned her rap credentials.
"Yeah, not no more, she's stupid booked up," Flocka said about how much time he gets to hang out with Minaj, "that's my partner though. She's cool as h*ll, and she's fire with the rapping. Don't get on no.....with her because she's going to smoke your a**." (All Hip Hop)
Last month, Minaj said she had received Jay-Z's co-sign.
"I was like, 'What?' " Minaj said about Jigga claiming she has "charm." "Obviously, Jay-Z ... Jay-Z is a person in hip-hop that you almost don't think he exist until you meet him. It's almost like he's bigger than a person. He's a mythical figure. That's a great way to describe it. I was like, 'Jay-Z knows me?' I didn't think he knew who I was, let alone recommend me for something. If he did know who I was, I didn't know if he liked my style or approved. It was weird. It was like getting that stamp of approval from the most popular jock in high school and being a freshman in high school and thinking no one knows you exist." (MTV)
West Coast rapper Game recently co-signed Minaj's talent and added her to his upcoming R.E.D. Album.
"Nicki Minaj made the R.E.D. album. gone be CLASSIC," Game wrote Monday (December 14) night. "RT @THEREALCAWB: @ihategame stop f*cking ignoring my tweets if you keep niki on the album im not buying and i bought all your albums you ... @THEREALCAWB well don't buy it then f*ggot !!! no dis-respect to y'all gay folks but this n*gga might be mo h*mo than y'all." (Game's Twitter)
Ruff Ryders' Drag-On previously hit up SOHH to discuss the comparisons between Nicki and his long-time partner in rhymes, Eve.
"Yeah of course, Eve is always gonna be in it to win it, she's working on her album right now too," Drag told SOHH. "I heard it's bananas too. Like, it's crazy. She's always in it to win it. But I like Nicki Minaj, I ain't gonna front. I like her swag and what she's got going on." (SOHH)Incarcerated rapper Waka Flocka Flame recently talked about Nicki Minaj's rap... more
Waka Flocka Flame was reportedly arrested yesterday (March 16) on a probation violation.
He was locked up for leaving the state around 4:00 PM yesterday, which was a violation of his probation.
Over the past weeks, Waka Flocka, born Juaquin Malphurs, has been seen in New York, in addition to a controversial appearance in Gary, Indiana, where eight teens were shot after his show at the World Skating Rink.
The rapper was supposed to perform at a club in Virginia Beach, VA last night, but was allegedly arrested for smoking marijuana before the show, although this information has not been confirmed.
The rapper is due in court this month and will remain incarcerated until his hearing.Waka Flocka Flame was reportedly arrested yesterday (March 16) on a probation... more
Rapper Waka Flocka Flame continue take shots at Young Jeezy's crew by calling them out at a concert over the weekend.
Making reference to last week's brawl between the two camps, Waka specifically called out Corporate Thugz Entertainment (C.T.E.) member Slick Pulla.
"Shout-out to my n*gga that can't fight man," Flocka said on-stage at a concert. "Eh, shout-out to the n*gga that snuffed me and ran. The n*gga that look like Martin Lawrence, they call him D*ck Pulla. When I say f*ck, y'all say 'C.T.E.'. F*ck! [C.T.E.!], F*ck! [C.T.E.!]. When I say 'Free,' y'all say 'Gucci!'" (Hip Hops Heart Beat)
Flocka previously confirmed that the fight took place.
"shout out to shawty who ran up wit the lumps on his face that look like Martin Lawrence .... lol," he wrote Thursday evening. (Waka Flocka Flame's Twitter)
According to initial reports, Flame sustained an injury to his face.
Can we all just get along? This afternoon, members of Gucci Mane's crew (including Waka Flocka) confronted Jeezy's clique in an Atlanta clothing store. A fight ensued and Waka's security detail fired a gun during the melee. No injuries were reported, but an eyewitness said of Waka, "Whoever he is he's got a big swollen eye now." (Rap Radar)
Georgia police confirmed the event took place around mid-afternoon last Thursday (March 4).
The fight started around 4 p.m. Thursday when Mane's group walked into the store -- popular with celebrities -- and spottedJeezy's associates, said witness Patrick Morrison. "There was a physical altercation inside the location between several men," Atlanta Police spokesman James Polite confirmed to the AJC. One of the men produced a weapon "and as a result a private armed security guard of a local entertainer discharged his weapon." (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)