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Rap Legend Kool Moe Dee Talks About Rap Being A Business and Will Smith Producing Biopic Movie

By: Jarrod Horton

Staff Writer

Jay-Z vs. Nas. Remy vs. Nicki. Drake vs. Meek Mill. Before all the popular Hip Hop artists had rap beefs and battles on wax; there was Kool Moe Dee. The rap veteran popularized the art of battling when he called out Busy Bee on stage in 1981. Moe Dee said he wasn’t the first emcee to battle, but he did “shift the paradigm.” We caught up KMD in Atlanta and got his thoughts on the current affairs in rap and his plans to put out a movie on his career and life. Check out the interview below.

 

Man Who Took Gun From Waffle House Shooter Says “He Was Going To Have To Work To Kill Me”

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Waffle House hero James Shaw, Jr.

According to police and witnesses the Nashville Waffle House shooting could have gotten worse, if it wasn’t for the actions of James Shaw Jr. The shooter who was semi-nude walked into the restaurant and started shooting before Shaw wrestled away rifle. “He shot through that door; I’m pretty sure he grazed my arm. At that time I made up my mind … that he was going to have to work to kill me. When the gun jammed or whatever happened, I hit him with the swivel door,” Shaw said. The shooter who has been suspected to be 29-year-old Travis Reinking still has not been captured. To read more about this story click here.

Activists Are Protesting Sky High Rent in California

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Today organizers will gather across California to protest the sky high rent prices in California. Activists will gather separately in Oakland, Sacramento and Los Angeles to try and reverse the  Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act. That housing act allows landlords to arbitrarily raise the rent on any housing unit built after 1995. The protests in Los Angeles will be in the morning at City Hall. The protest in Oakland will be at noon at Frank H. Ogawa plaza. While the Sacramento protest will be at noon at the California State Capitol . To read more about this story click here.

Adrien Broner Guaranteed A Victory But Has To Settle For A Draw Against Jessie Vargas

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Last night’s (April 21)Showtime fight between Adrien Broner and Jessie Vargas ended in a 12-round draw. The match took place at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Before the bout, Broner was cocky and confident as usual, and guaranteed a victory against Jessie Vargas. However, in the end, he had to settle for a draw. Despite drawing even, both fighters thought they came out on top.  “I beat him 7-5 [in rounds],” Broner said. While Vargas  said “I saw myself winning, but if the judges said it was a draw, you have to respect that.” Watch highlights of the fight below

Killer Mike Not Worry About Controversy Or Backlash From Comments

By: Jarrod Horton

Staff Writer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What you see, is what you get from Killer Mike. He doesn’t hold back his tongue or sugarcoat his words. Recently he faced controversy from comments pertaining to his stance on National Rifle Association and Blacks people owning guns.

Well I caught up with Killer Mike and asked him about being outspoken, Run the Jewels and his Dungeon Family crew. Check out the interview below.

New Music on BTN Soundcloud Player (04.20.18) >>> Lena Jackson: “End Of The Tunnel” ft. Maestra

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New Music on BTN Soundcloud player comes from Raleigh North Carolina artist/poet Lena Jackson.  Her new single “End of the Tunnel” features Maestra and comes from her upcoming EP Darkness Brim. To listen to the single go to our home page and locate the Soundcloud Player on the right side of the page. Or click the artwork above.  

Are The Chicago Police Department and City Of Chicago Blackballing G Herbo By Cancelling His Shows?

By: Jarrod Horton

Staff Writer

I got upset after finding out that the Chicago Police Department and Chicago’s Business Affair and Consumer Protection cancelled a recent show for G Herbo in Chicago. This is the second time within a month that G Herbo was scheduled to headline a show in Chicago and the powers that be cancelled it. The first was the Takeover Jam, a popular annual concert sponsored by Chicago powerhouse radio station WGCI and its parent company iHeartRadio. The second was a scheduled show tomorrow at Chicago’s Vic Theatre. The promoter of the show Peter Jideonwo of Pete’s House said he try to compromise and talk to city officials, but they haven’t budge.  “Everybody needs to sit down and have a conversation on how to proceed with throwing shows,” he said “The kids need something to do, and you’re telling the kids they need to stay off the street and ‘don’t do this, don’t do that.” he continued. Read More

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David Banner Talks About Women in Hip Hop and New Video with Black Thought

By: Jarrod Horton

Staff Writer

Recently I caught up with David Banner in Atlanta and the viewing of Roxanne Shante’s movie ‘Roxanne Roxanne on Netflix. He used that platform to talk about other women and platform and how it is pleasing to hear different views from a woman perspective. He also talked about his new album ‘The God Box’ and his new video that will feature Black Thought. Check out the interview below.