SOHH Whatcha Think: [Video] Obama Sings The Blues, Drops Mixtape, Game Loses $5 Million?!
Wednesday, Feb 22, 2012 9:47AM
It's officially been about 3 years: Did Miley Cyrus ever holla at Mack Maine? Ayo Miley: Quick duckin' my man. Dude had the decency to wait until you were ripe and legal and you ain't reach out yet? This has been the worst black history month ever.
Well. Maybe not. Barack saw the epic losses occuring throughout the month of February, stood tall and did what any real n*gga would do -- sang the blues. Check out this video of the only president that represents me singing alongside the legendary B.B. King.
Now if that ain't some fly sh*t, I don't know what is. Wait yes I do: A President Obama Mixtape. Nowadays, everyone has a mixtape. I know n*ggas that attach their mixtape to their cover letter and job resume. I won't even date a chick if she ain't got a mixtape. So last year, when I predicted that Obama would drop one soon, I knew it was only a matter of time before my divine vision would come to pass.
Obama's campaign team is stepping things up. Last week they published a 28-song 2012 campaign playlist on free online music library Spotify, a service which is not currently available outside the US and western Europe. (World Politics Blues)
The campaign mixtape features artists such as No Doubt, Jennifer Hudson and Bruce Sprinsteen. Whoa. Wait a second ... You ain't got no Yeezy n*gga?! SOHH Watcha Think ... Should Hip Hop have been included in the Presidential Campaign Mixtape?
Shotout to Game: It's hard out there for a pimp and it's about to get even harder [pause]. The West Coast MC was ordered to cough up $5 million (that's 5000 thousand racks, for those who speak hip hop) to some North Carolina cops who sued the rapper for slander and libel. Cold World.
GREENSBORO, N.C. -- A North Carolina appeals court on Tuesday upheld part of a 2010 ruling that awards $5 million in compensatory damages to five Greensboro police officers who filed a defamation lawsuit against rapper Jayceon Taylor, more commonly known as "The Game." The officers filed the suit in 2006 against Taylor and Bungalo Records, Inc. The suit claimed the officers were libeled and slandered, and that their identities were wrongfully used in a documentary-style DVD produced by Taylor and Bungalo. The DVD was titled "Stop Snitchin' Stop Lyin'." The officers' appearance in the DVD stems from an incident in October 2005. Taylor and his entourage were at Four Seasons Mall on the day the rapper was set to perform in Winston-Salem, but a mall security officer had asked them to leave for causing a disturbance. The security officer called police for help, and the officers ended up arrested Taylor for criminal trespassing, communicating threats, and disorderly conduct.(My Fox 8)
Ayo: Before you peace out, peep this new track by J. Cole, titled "Grew Up Fast."
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