Jay Z & Jay Electronica Singled Out, Snoop Smokes At White House, Angie Martinez’s All-Time Favorite Interview?
Working Wednesday. It’s a day filled with work, so why not get things going with Jay Z and Jay Electronica being singled out in a letter? Speaking of singling out, did Snoop Dogg put himself on blast by admitting to smoking in the White House? With that still on your mind, does Angie Martinez have an all-time favorite interview worthy of being presidential status? All this coming up in SOHH Whatcha Think.
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1. Read Now
It’s not everyday Minister Farrakhan has time to pen open letters to hip-hop artists, especially those like Jay Electronica and Jay Z. But when Jay Elect decided to don outfits resembling The Nation of Islam, it’s unlikely the minister will keep quiet. Final Call has the letter:
“I am very proud of the Fruit of Islam (F.O.I.) and the Believers who stood with Brother Jay Electronica as he delivered what he delivered to the people gathered in Brooklyn at The Hip Hop Festival in New York. I understand that some criticized Brother Jay Electronica’s use of profanity while wearing the uniform of the Fruit of Islam (F.O.I.) of The Nation of Islam. I humbly and respectfully ask: Has any of us who have accepted Islam and its required high degree of moral excellence and civilization ever said or done anything that is less than representative of what we believe?
I am sure that all of us, if we are honest, would have to say that we have. Is the uniform that represents us as the Muslim Girls Training and General Civilization Class (M.G.T.) or F.O.I. more important than that which we say we believe and should represent 24 hours a day? If we violate our own teachings or make mistakes in how we handle our teachings and ourselves with respect to our moral teachings, do we not expect and desire Allah (God) to be forgiving and merciful to us, particularly if we petition for His forgiveness? Of course we do.
So, if someone offered me what Brother Jay Electronica was offered by Brother Jay Z, I too would accept it with the biggest smile on my face, for I too, as all of us in The Nation of Islam, are The Five Percent: Poor Righteous Teachers who are called to teach the 85 Percent, and free them from the chains of slavery and subservience as tools of the 10 Percent.” (Final Call)
Did you see this one coming? Can Jay Electronica breathe a little more easily right now? #SOHHWhatchaThink?
2. Smoke It Up
Is Snoop Dogg ever going to put the weed down? It seems like he’ll always be the hip-hop weed head, much like Willie Nelson is in the form of country/folk music. MTV has the clip of Snoop’s greatest secret ever:
There probably isn’t a place Snoop Dogg has spent any substantial — or, frankly, minimal — amount of time where he hasn’t smoked. Even places with incredibly high security. And government buildings. Like, you know, the White House.
“Not in the White House, but in the bathroom,” the Doggfather said on his latest episode of GGN, after his guest, Jimmy Kimmel, asked if he had smoked in the White House (the bathroom is in the White House, though, right?). (MTV)
Is there any chance this is true? Can we really believe this went down? #SOHHWhatchaThink?
3. Hot Power
Are you used to Angie Martinez making it big at Power 105? Has the move even caught your attention? Whether you’re into radio or not, she has a history of great interviews and has talked to the biggest moguls you can imagine within the hip-hop entertainment world. Which one stands out the most though? XXLMag has the skinny:
What are some of your favorite interviews that you’ve done over the years?
That’s such a hard question. [Laughs] Oh God, there’s just so many great ones. Clearly, Jay and I have had some amazing ones. I also like when some of the new artists come up. I loved when A$AP Rocky came and I surprised him with Rakim. That was one of my favorite ones; there were so many things about it that I loved. His genuine excitement; Rakim is one of my favorites of all time, and having him be there, he’s just so dope. How he carries himself, he’s such a G. And the love that [Rakim] showed [Rocky], it was just dope to me on so many levels. To have them both in the room at the same time and be able to surprise them, it was dope. That was really cool. Then Rocky’s mother called, and she’s screaming on the phone. [Laughs] There were just so many cool parts to that day; that was a great one for me. (XXL Mag)
A$AP Rocky? Could anyone imagine this as being one of her favorites? What’s your favorite Angie Martinez interview? #SOHHWhatchaThink?
That about wraps it up for today. This is SOHH On The Spot giving you the morning scoop from your favorite gossip sites.