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Reginae Carter to Star in New Lifetime Film ‘Pride and Prejudice’

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The Reginae Carter we all know and love is officially all grown up! The 19 year old daughter to rapping legend Lil Wayne, landed her first acting role in the upcoming lifetime movie ‘Pride And Prejudice: Atlanta.’ 

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The film, set to be produced by Big Dreams Entertainment and Swirl Films, includes acting veterans like Keshia Knight-Pullian Victoria Rowell, Jackée Harry, and Reginald VelJohnson. 

Terry McMillian will write and executively produce. 

Landing this role is huge for Carter, considering she dropped out of school to peruse this dream. She revealed to her Mother on the first episode of “T.I. & Tiny Family & Friends Hustle” that she’s no longer interested in attending Clark Atlanta University.  

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No need to worry though! Because Carter has her acting career in full effect. 

The release date for the project has not been released, but we’re wishing a Reginae a great time on set! 

Lil Wayne & Karen Civil Give Back To Haiti For The Holiday Season!

Lil Wayne and our very own Karen Civil are making a major impact for 500 kids in Haiti this holiday season.

On Friday, December 18th, Karen and Wayne put together the Live Civil Christmas Giveaway where each of the 500 children were given an outfit from Wayne’s Trukfit clothing line, and an exclusive Live Civil Thinking Cap from Karen’s partnership with New Era. To add to the festivities, Haitian-American professional boxer Andre Berto surprised the kids by dressing up as Santa Clause and passing out toy! It was an amazing day.

“A lot of people tend to forget about those who are less fortunate during the holiday season, not many understand how receiving just one item could bring so much joy to a child’s life, especially if they don’t have the same everyday luxuries that the more fortunate tend to overlook. I’m just grateful to be able to give back to Haiti in any way possible,” said Lil Wayne.

Although the Christmas Giveaway excited the young children with new toys and clothes, the original message of the Live Civil playground and school remodeling — the importance of literacy, education and fun — did not deter. So much so, that Scholastic Corporation donated a book to each of the 500 children, while Karen did a live reading of her new book, Be You & Live Civil.

Karen’s dedication to giving back to Haiti is inspirational. As a first generation American, Karen has always felt obligated to go back to her parents’ home to give back. “The Live Civil initiative in Haiti is something that brings me joy! Being able to put a smile on the kids faces during the holidays is a gift within itself,” says Karen.

With 2016 vastly approaching, Karen will continue to help expand the Live Civil brand through the United States and abroad. In addition, Karen Civil recently released her first book, Be You & Live Civil available now!

Check out some photos from the amazing day below.

Photos by: Dezobri & Frederick Alexis

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Paris Hilton Becomes Newest Talent On Lil Wayne’s YMCMB Roster

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I don’t think ANYONE saw this coming but billionaire heiress Paris Hilton has recently been signed to Birdmans imprint, Cash Money Records. Apparently this courtship has been going on for quite sometime, with the release of Paris and Wayne’s song “Last Night” which came out in 2012 and a few other Paris YMCMB rendezvous. The announcement was made today, and confirmed by Birdman himself, on twitter and it would seem as though the veteran starlet is already working on her sophomore album.

This isn’t the first time Cash Money has had some eyebrow raising deals, Anita Baker is reportedly on Cash Money All-Stars as was the late Teena Marie before her passing, and we all remember how we found out about Cash Money book publishing through Evelyn Lozada on Basketball Wives. Honestly, I’m not sure what to expect from this collaboration so we’ll keep our ears to the streets and report back to you guys with any developments.

The End of Pepsi/Mountain Dew and Lil Wayne: Was There Another Way Out?

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A short while ago we reported that PepsiCo had decided to cut ties with rapper and international pop star, Lil Wayne due to a lyric that references Emmett Till in his verse of the song Karate Chop.

While the decision to end Wayne’s successful, multi-million dollar endorsement had already been made, civil rights activist and president of the National Action Network, Reverend Al Sharpton still pursued a meeting and mediation with the Till family, PepsiCo, and Lil Wayne.  Unfortunately, neither Wayne nor anyone in his camp attended the meeting even in spite of Rev. Sharpton’s  claims that they “don’t want the end result to be the penalization of artists — although they clearly need to be corrected — but rather them becoming more engaged and conscientious of civil rights history.”

This is definitely a form of correction, although the timing is a bit questionable considering the end of the Reebok/Rick Ross relationship and the pulling of Tyler, The Creator’s concept Mountain Dew ad all within close proximity.

Wayne’s impact with the PepsiCo/Mountain Dew brand was undeniable, far-reaching, and wildly successful, which goes to show that no one is exempt when the bottom line is threatened. Do you feel PepsiCo may have went overboard because of the current media and social climate? Were they spot on? What would have been an acceptable alternative to ending the relationship entirely? Sound off in comments!

PepsiCo Cuts Ties with Lil Wayne Over Emmett Till Reference

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 PepsiCo is bowing to public pressure for the second time in a week and cutting ties to Lil Wayne over the rapper’s crude reference to civil rights martyr Emmett Till in a song.

Lil Wayne, one of the biggest stars in pop music, had a deal to promote the company’s Mountain Dew soda.

Earlier this week, PepsiCo also pulled an online ad for the neon-colored soda that was criticized for portraying racial stereotypes and making light of violence toward women. That ad was developed by rapper Tyler, the Creator.

PepsiCo Inc. said in a statement late Friday that Wayne’s “offensive reference to a revered civil rights icon does not reflect the values of our brand.” It declined to provide any further comment.

A publicist for Lil Wayne, Sarah Cunningham, said that the split was due to “creative differences” and that it was an amicable parting.

“That’s about all I can tell you at this time,” she said.

Rev. Al Sharpton, who had been working with the Till family to arrange a meeting with Lil Wayne and PepsiCo officials, said he is still working to arrange a meeting between the family and company officials. Sharpton said this was a “teaching moment for corporate America, Wayne and the family of Emmett Till,” according to an email from his publicist sent to The Associated Press.

The controversy erupted after Wayne made the reference to Till on Future’s song “Karate Chop” earlier this year. He refers to beating someone during a sexual act and says he wants to do as much damage as was done to Till.

The black teen from Chicago was in Mississippi visiting family in 1955 when he was killed, allegedly for whistling at a white woman. He was beaten, had his eyes gouged out and was shot in the head before his assailants tied a cotton gin fan to his body with barbed wire and tossed it into a river.

Two white men, including the woman’s husband, were acquitted by an all-white jury.

Till’s body was recovered and returned to Chicago where his mother, Mamie Till, insisted on having an open casket at his funeral. The pictures of his battered body helped push civil rights into the cultural conversation.

Wayne had sent the Till family a letter offering empathy and saying that he would not reference Till or the family in his music, particularly in an inappropriate manner.

The Till family had said the letter fell short of an apology and called for a meeting with Wayne and PepsiCo representatives. The family was made aware of PepsiCo’s decision Friday but did not immediately have a statement.

Music and media industry executive Paul Porter, who comments on music issues on his website RapRehab.com, said he thought PepsiCo’s decision was an effort by the company “to do the right thing now.”

Porter, who had complained publicly and to PepsiCo about Lil Wayne and the Mountain Dew video, said the company is “doing a whole evaluation of the process” involving its commercials and musicians. His comments were based on his conversations with the company.

“I commend them for making this strong judgment. Lil Wayne’s apology was not an apology,” he said.

Earlier this month, Rick Ross also lost his deal with Reebok after he rapped about raping a woman who had been drugged. As for the Mountain Dew ad by Tyler, the Creator, PepsiCo said it pulled the spot immediately after learning people found it offensive.

The ad portrayed a battered white woman being urged to identify her attacker from a lineup of black men and a talking goat. Tyler, the Creator has noted that the men in the lineup were played by his friends and members of Odd Future, a Los Angeles-based rap collective.

 

Are Rap Lyrics Becoming Too Explicit?

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Over the last month or so, the lines between musical expression and ignorance have blurred in rap lyrics which has created an outrage to its fans and listeners. Rick Ross has come under scrutiny because of his suggestive lyrics towards date-rape on Rocko’s single U.O.E.N.O..Ross recently has come out and stated that his lyrics were misinterpreted and that he in know way condones rape; but that did little to silence the cries to take him off the airwaves. At what point do rappers need to moderate their music, or should they even have too at all? Is artist expression more important than keeping kosher?

Though Rick Ross technically didn’t admit he made a mistake, he knew he was wrong. Something as sensitive as rape should not be a one-liner in your run of the mill rap song. Hip-Hop tends to glorify heinous acts and illegal activity so it is a bit naive to simply think that this is not a big deal. If you strip down every song, Rap and beyond, for foul and abrasive lyrics, you will find a million things you should never say in public. How much moderation does each lyric deserve? What is the breaking point when an artist has gone too far?

Ross hasn’t been the only rapper who’s lyrics have been questioned this year, Lil’ Wayne also had his run in with the media after his Emmett Teal lyric on Future’s Karate Chop. People from Emmett’s family, civil right activist and even Stevie Wonder demanded that his verse be taken off the song. After enough bad publicity, and public complaints, Universal decided to remove Lil’ Wayne off of the single. This is another case of the general public promoting their censorship of a line deemed too derogatory,  and perhaps they were right. You have to keep in mind though that there are other artist in rap who’s trademark is their shock-value lyrics; Eminem, Tyler, The Creator & Three 6 Mafia  have had their own battles with censorship,but their style has become wildly accepted. How do you gauge what should and shouldn’t be said? It really isn’t fair to praise one rapper for their crudeness and belittle another rapper for the same thing.

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Through the history of Hip-Hop, many artist’s lyrics have been abrasive towards police, politicians, and even towards women. Women Advocacy groups are the one’s who brought Ross’ lyrics to the light as most people forgot that the song was actually released in January. Have these groups had the same campaigns over Big L’s rhymes about assaulting women or Too $hort popularizing the word “bitch”? There has been nothing as polarizing as the attacks theseartist today in quite some time. Also, the fact that Rick Ross as well as Lil’ Wayne are mainstream artist who are heard on the radio everyday makes their leash a lot shorter than other rappers with cult followings, but does it definitely not any more fair.

Across all media in this country today whether it be music, movies, news or photography, there seems to propensity to categorize gruesome activity as art. There isn’t a movie released nowadays that doesn’t involve, violence, sex, profanity and/or murder. What is viewed as “remarkable pieces of work” in these other fields is looked at to be degrading in Hip-Hop. That is the uphill battle that Hip-Hop has had to fight since the early 90s, and being honest, it is probably a battle that it will never win. There is always going to be a limit in anything that you do that  probably should not be exceeded, but that line should be up to the artist themselves and not the public. How can you tell one artist you can not talk about rape but allow another to talk about murder? As sickening as that sounds there is no better solution to the problem. We live in a country where our free speech to say whatever we want regardless of how ignorant and instinctive, is well within our rights. When you start to restrict what you think should not be said, different parties will restrict what you think should.

It is an imperfect system, Is Lil’ Wayne wrong for his Emmett Till line? Most likely yes, is Rick Ross wrong for his “date-rape” line? Probably so. Whether they are right or wrong, they received too much criticism for their artistry. Rappers today need to understand the influence they have on communities and realize how many people actually listen to their music. There are young and impressionable kids that do not really understand that that is just musical expression and will take that it more as of a lifestyle. Artist owe it to themselves to put out the best representation of themselves to the world at large, but that should not be enforced in anyway by society. Musicians will always push lines, they will always see how far they can go, how much the public can take, and that thought process has spawned some of the most masterful works we have ever heard in music. It is anything but just to limit the creativity of these individuals.

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Artist such Ray Charles, Lady Gaga, M.I.A., John Lennon, Snoop Dogg, Janet Jackson and Madonna have all been banned from various countries and networks for various reasons, now can you say who deserved it and who didn’t?

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NBA All-Star Weekend Roll Call!!

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Fresh off the Super Bowl and Grammy’s high, we’re rolling right into the 2013 NBA All-Star Game and weekend of celebrations and star-studded events. A hot ticket event for the likes of Drake, Teyana Taylor, Kevin Hart and just about anybody who’s anybody in entertainment is there, and we’ve got confirmation on who’ll be in attendance this year!

Taking place in Houston this year, the following appearances have already been confirmed for All-Star Weekend:

Friday, February 15, 2013

  • Chris Brown and Future @ Stereo Live

Saturday, February 16, 2013

  • T.I., Trey Songz and Dwayne Wade @ Stereo Live
  • Gucci Mane, Meek Mills and Bun B @ Vertigo Nightclub

Sunday, February 17, 2013

  • Lil Wayne @ Stereo Live
  • Waka FlockaYo Gotti , Fabolous and Sheneka Adams @ Vertigo Nightclub

We’re excited for footage of this year’s slam dunk contest and who Shaq will include in his annual comedy show this year! Everything kicks off this weekend and like all other events I’m sure there’ll be plenty of ratchet times had by all, so we’ll be reporting back as it gets closer to, and post -event. Stay tuned and remember, Live Civil!

Lil Wayne X @SupraFootwear Release “Vice Pack”

Lil Wayne is as well known for his vices as he is his music and this next release with Supra plays off of that. While you can probably glean from his music that he loves women, money and his team he takes to give you a visual read on three of his other favorite things. Weed, candy and “drank” make a very visceral appearance along the upper of three Supra silhouettes for an interesting set of sneakers. Take a look at the gallery above and let us know if they hit the mark and a purchase is in order.

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Are You Hustling Backwards?

Welcome to Monday morning and all of the trappings and challenges that come with it. Be it returning to the mundane demands of your 9 to 5, or if your full time is merely a necessary evil to be completed while you chip away at bigger plans, the goal should always be productivity and forward movement. At Live Civil we know ALL about grinding, and it’s become far too popular, and attractive even, to just appear to be busy. That’s not enough for us, and shouldn’t be enough for you, so we’ve pulled together a few checkpoints from the Gospel of Hip-Hop to make sure you’re not just spinning your wheels.

 

“Half the sh*t I wrote down, I did it it’s old now!” Minister Jermaine “J.” Cole  Grew Up Fast


This is one you’ve heard before, but we can’t express how important it is to have a dream or vision and to follow-through by setting attainable goals that will lead you to that bigger prize. This is really the key to a successful grind. Understand that it’s not always about the money where your passions are concerned, but everything you do should bring you closer to operating in something that you go to sleep and wake up thinking about. Be strategic about things that you align your name with, and most importantly, as a business in any arena, learn how to respectfully decline offers that are not in the best interest of the things you’re working towards accomplishing.

 

“Real G’s move in silence like lasagna…” – Evangelist Dwayne “Weezy” Carter 6 Foot, 7 Foot
Roger H. Lincoln is credited as popularizing the two rules of business or success which are as follows:

  1. Never tell people everything you know

Some of you will get that and some of you will get that later. Moving on, this is important because with twitter, social media and internet culture in general it’s become nearly expected for people to broadcast their every move for your friends, family, supporters and opponents alike, to view at their leisure. While it’s exciting to share good news and potential projects with those you care about (and to flex on the haters), things don’t always go exactly according to plan and with your word being all that you have its important for things to happen exactly as you say they will, if not better. The best way to keep your reputation in tact is to keep the details to a minimal until finalized and you’re looking at them with your own eyes.

 

“I don’t be in the project hallways talkin ‘bout how I be in the projects all day” –Reverend Shawn “Hov” Carter Death of Autune


We have two interpretations for this. The first being, let your work speak for itself. Nothing will tell a better story about what all you’ve done than….what all you’ve done. Additionally, it’s a bit of a turn-off to hear people “blow their own horn” so to speak (there are exceptions), and talking about things you’ve done in the company of the wrong people could keep you from reaching the things you could do.
Another break down is learning when you’ve mastered and gotten all that you can get out of a situation. Once you’ve peaked, bring someone else up and move on. This is the best way to diversify your skillset and become a more valuable asset, while getting you closer to your end goal.

 

“And on the seventh day God finished all his work and rested.” The Bible Genesis 2:2


Even God rested. Once He finished. Remember this is a marathon not a sprint, rest at milestones and replenish all facets of yourself (Mind, body, soul, etc.). Reevaluate your plans constantly and make adjustments accordingly, the great ones accomplish great things on their way to greatness.

Always Live Civil.

Ryan.

 

 

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And The Nominees are…!

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Last night was the big reveal for the 2013 Grammy Award Nominees and we have a list of all the ones you care about right here after the jump!

Before we get into the noms, if you’re wondering why some of your faves might not have made it, check their album/song release dates. The Grammy Nomination period for 2013 ran from October 1, 2011 to September 30, 2012, so if their release fell out of that date range that could be why they’re not on the list. As a final note there’s always confusion about Record of the Year vs Song of the Year so here is the definitive answer straight from The Academy’s Awards & Nominations Committee:

“The Record Of The Year category recognizes the artist’s performance as well as the overall contributions of the producer(s), recording engineer(s) and/or mixer(s) if other than the artist. The Song Of The Year category recognizes the songwriter(s).”

So without further ado, the nominees are…

 

Best Short Form Music Video:

Houdini – Foster The People

No Church In The Wild – Jay-Z & Kanye ft. Frank Ocean and The Dream

Bad Girls – M.I.A.

We Found Love – Rihanna ft. Calvin Harris

Run Boy Run – Wood Kid

 

Producer of the Year, Non-Classical

Dan Auerbach

Jeff Bhasker

Diplo (Slight Work, Climax, and others)

Markus Dravs (Mylo Xyloto by Coldplay and Babel by Mumford & Sons)

Salaam Remi (Life Is Good, Girl on Fire and others)

 

Best Rap Album:

Take Care – Drake

Food & Liquor II: The Great American Rap Album Pt. 1 – Lupe Fiasco

Life Is Good – Nas

Undun – The Roots

God Forgives, I Don’t – Rick Ross

 

Best Rap Song:

Daughters – Nas

Lotus Flower Bomb – Wale ft. Miguel

Mercy – G.O.O.D Music

The Motto – Drake ft. Lil Wayne

N****S In Paris – Jay-Z & Kanye West

Young Wild & Free – Snoop Lion and Wiz Khalifa ft. Bruno Mars

 

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration:

Wild Ones – Flo Rida ft. Sia

No Church In The Wild – Jay-Z and Kanye West ft. Frank Ocean and The-Dream

Tonight (Best You Ever Had) – John Legend ft. Ludacris

Cherry Wine – Nas ft. Amy Winehoue

Talk That Talk – Rihanna ft. Jay-Z

 

Best Rap Performance:

HYFR (Hell Ya F***ing Right) – Drake ft. Lil Wayne

N****s In Paris – Jay-Z & Kanye West

Daughters – Nas

Mercy – G.O.O.D Music

I Do – Young Jeezy ft. Jay-z and Andre 3000

 

 

Best R&B Album:

Black Radio – Robert Glasper Experiment

Back To Love – Anthony Hamilton

Write Me back – R. Kelly

Beautiful Surprise – Tamia

Open Invitation – Tyrese

 

Best Urban Contemporary Album:

Fortune – Chris Album

Kaleidoscope Dream – Miguel

Channel Orange – Frank Ocean

 

Best R&B Song:

Adorn – Miguel

Beautiful Surprise – Tamia

Heart Attack – Trey Songz

Pray For Me – Anthony Hamilton

Refill – Elle Varner

 

Best Traditional R&B Performance:

Lately – Anita Baker

Love On Top – Beyonce

Wrong Side of a Love Song – Melanie Fiona

Real Good Hands – Gregory Porter

If Only You Knew – SWV

 

Best R&B Performance :

Thank You – Estelle

Gonna Be Alright (F. T. B.) – Robert Glasper ft. Ledisi

I Want You – Luke James

Adorn – Miguel

Climax – Usher

 

Best Pop Solo Performance:

Set Fire To The Rain (Live) – Adele

Stronger – Kelly Clarkson

Call Me Maybe – Carly Rae Jepsen

Wide Awake – Katy Perry

Where Have You Been – Rihanna

 

Best New Artist:

Alabama Shakes

Fun.

Hunter Hayes

The Lumineers

Frank Ocean

 

 

Song Of The Year:

The A Team – Ed Sheeran

Adorn – Miguel

Call Me Maybe – Carly Rae Jepsen

Stronger – Kelly Clarkson

We Are Young – Fun.

 

Album Of The Year:

El Camino – The Black Keys

Some Nights – Fun.

Babel – Mumford & Sons

Channel Orange – Frank Ocean

Blunderbuss – Jack White

 

Record of the Year:

Lonely Boy – The Black Keys

Stronger – Kelly Clarkson

We Are Young – Fun.

Somebody That I Used To Know – Gotye ft. Kimbra

Thinkin Bout You – Frank Ocean

We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together – Taylor Swift

 

Honorable Mention:

  • Michelle Obama is nominated for a Grammy in the Best Spoken Word Album category for “American Grown”. She’s up against Rachel Maddow, Bill Clinton, Ellen Degeneres and Janis Ian
  • Sean Paul’s Tomahawk Technique is nominated in the Best Reggae Album category
  • Marvin Sapp and Israel & New Breed are both nominated in the Best Gospel Album category for their albums I Win and Jesus At The Center: Live, respectively
  • Tamela Mann, Mary Mary, James Fortune & FIYA, Anita Wilson and Donald Lawrence are all also Grammy Nominated this year
  • Jay-Z, Kanye West, and Frank Ocean are amongst this year’s leaders with 6 nominations each

Mixtapes: The Handicap of Hip Hop

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By definition, a crutch is a device used to counter a mobility limiting injury, or an injury that keeps something from moving forward. If misused, a crutch can also cause damage that permanently prohibits the muscle from healing or supporting itself. Now let’s talk about mixtapes.

Mixtapes began, and still operate as, a direct line of communication from an artist to their fans, or to the audience their trying to reach. Whether they’re born from the lack of major label support, or the lack of label backing entirely, a mixtape was an artists’ way of saying, “I believe in my work so much that if I give you this for free, you’ll want to pay for more.” At one point mixtapes were exclusive to rap/hip-hop, which was mainly because of the rebellious, occasionally violent, but always honest message hip-hop needed to get off her chest that record labels weren’t ready to stand behind. Enthusiasts will appreciate the Common allusion to a female hip-hop, although Erykah Badu did a great job with her ode as well. At any rate, as a rapper in the infancy of our beloved genre and even now to some degree, you had to build your own buzz before a label would take a chance on you. Even then, there’s no guarantee that you’ll see eye-to-eye with the direction that your check signers want you to go, and this raw, unaffiliated material serves the purpose of reconnecting you, or strengthening your relationship with those very supporters who got you to your place of fame, or infamy, depending on the artist. A great example of this is the Lil Wayne we get on really successful commercial releases, versus the underground smash we also love on Da Drought and No Ceilings.

These are all good things right, so where did the mixtape do us wrong? David Banner made a very valid point in an interview a while back with The Breakfast Club on Power 105. He spoke about how the quality of mixtapes had become so great that there was now an incredible amount of pressure to produce album quality music for a free mixtape, to build buzz around an album that most people would pirate anyway. When Drake’s So Far Gone dropped, it was a monumental release. It wasn’t DJ hosted, it’d been mastered and it featured popular artists on NEW tracks. It was amazing and game changing, but it spoiled us. Not only has a mixtape not reached that caliber of success since, in some ways, the formality of what mixtapes have become, has somewhat taken away from that intimacy we as fans needed to invest in the artists we love. It also popularized what was a very niche tool, to what is now used in so many other genres for varying purposes. While currently rap artists still have the title for volume of mixtapes available, R&B artist are quickly rising to meet them with their amounts of release available in my iPod. From Frank Ocean’s Nostalgia|Ultra to Trey Songz Anticipation (1 & 2) and Bridget Kelly’s Every Girl, there’s something out there for everyone. Trey Songz even has his Murder He Wrote collection which is mainly (great) rhymes from an R&B singer, and alternative/fusion artists like Kevin Michael are getting in on it to.

So with this large QUANTITY of free material we have at our disposal, how do we get back to the QUALITY? It’s a hard fix through easy economics. Supply and demand. Even with the lack luster releases of popular music, there’s something inherently GOOD about the track itself. Whether it’s a catchy hook or a great beat, there’s something that keeps us coming back to the superficial. It’s semi-radical but in order for us to appreciate the good stuff we have to stop getting it for free. With the rage of piracy online, we need artists to produce quality material but more importantly, value it appropriately. How is it that country music fans can support their favorite artists who DIDN’T have to struggle to be heard, but we as hip-hop lovers can’t support ours who did? That by itself is a discussion, but as readers answer me this, what artists are you willing to PAY for and why?

 

**Photo credit goes to comedian Andre Moore from his I Roll Up parody video. No affiliation to this blog or author**

Lil Wayne’s Trukfit Clothing Gives Back Hurricane Sandy Victims

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TRUKFIT, the apparel brand from Lil Wayne, partnered with HOT 97’s Hip Hop Has Heart for their Hurricane Sandy relief efforts. TRUKFIT donated 3,000 clothing items including fleeces and shirts, in varying sizes, which were distributed in the Lower East Side, Far Rockaway, Hoboken, Jersey City, Newark, Staten Island, Lynbrook & Freeport.

The Hot97 team was with Mayor Booker at New Hope Baptist Church in New Jersey yesterday; TRUKFIT provided 1000 shirts to be given out to those in need.