Jarrod Horton Articles

Is Blac Chyna Following the Lead of Kim K?

By: Jarrod Horton

Staff Writer

Yesterday (02.19.18) the internet was buzzing over a leaked sex video of Blac Chyna. The video showed Blac Chyna doing the do on an unknown dude. Some people was clowning her over her kills of lack thereof. Some people just thought it was a bad look. Either way she was probably the number one trending topic and the name that a lot of folks put in their Google search. For me it wasn’t so much of a surprise to hear and see (yes I saw it) a “leaked” sex video of Blac Chyna. I mean she has spent extensive amount of time around the Kardashian women. And we cannot forget their current empire was basically built off a leaked sex tape. This is not to say that the Kardashian’s haven’t made smart investments and capitalize on their fame in a way that most people have not. However, it should be noted that we really didn’t know who Kim Kardashian was until her sex tape with Ray J became viral. After that, shebuilt her notoriety by dating famous men and posing naked. Subsequently, her sisters followed her in the spotlight and ultimately working their brand into a household name.

Maybe Blac Chyna saw and studied the blueprint and decided to follow suit. It probably would have helped if the tape was with a more notable dude, but nonetheless it is a start. True, she already has some fame by having a baby with the rapper Tyga and Rob Kardashian, but maybe this will help her catapult into a bigger name.  Now, hopefully a big name athlete or rapper will wife her up, then she gets a reality show and then starts her own perfume and clothing line. It is simple, just ask Kim Kardashian.

Leader of White Nationalist Group says School Shooter Was Member of His Group But “Acted on His Own Behalf”

By: Jarrod Horton

Staff Writer

The leader of a White Nationalist Militia group called the Republic of Florida admitted that the Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz was a member of his group. Jordan Jereb told the Associated Press that Cruz participated in exercises with their group in Tallahassee Florida, but “acted on his own behalf.” Jereb continued by saying that Cruz was “solely responsible for what he did.” He also mentioned that the attack happening on Valentine’s Day probably wasn’t coincidental, because Cruz may had issues with a girl at the school. To read more about this story click here.

Last Year Forbes List of Highest Paid Actresses Included No Black Women

By: Jarrod Horton

Staff Writer

The strides made for Black female actresses in Hollywood has been steady but slow. It only has been recently that the first female actress has won a Golden Globe for a comedy series (Tracee Ellis Ross 2017)Last year, Tiffany Haddish became the first Black woman stand-up comedian to host Saturday Night Live.  So to say the progress has been slow; would be an understatement. Which brings me to Forbes list of the highest paid actresses in Hollywood. Not surprisingly, none of them were Black. No Angela Bassett, or Taraji P. Henson, not even Thandie Newton or Zoe Saldana. Unlike some Black actors, like Denzel or Will Smith, who may crack in the top echelon of highest paid list with their White counterparts; the pecking order is a lot harder for Black actresses. Check out Forbes list by clicking here.

Chicago Fried Chicken Battle: The Reason Lupe Fiasco Made A Song About Harold’s and Not Uncle Remus

By: Jarrod Horton

Staff Writer 

Chances are if you were born and raised in Chicago your allegiances is based on what side of the city you are from. For instance, most Northsiders like the Chicago Cubs, while the South side ride for the White Sox. Those lines are also drawn when it comes to food. A lot of West Side people like Home Run Inn Pizza, while South siders might prefer Giordarno’s or Italian Fiesta. Read More

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Black Thought Doesn’t Have Nas, Pac or Biggie in His Top Five and Thinks He May Invented Mumble Rap

By: Jarrod Horton

Staff Writer

Since his legendary freestyle on Funk Master Flex Show, people have been saying what most Hip Hop fans already knew: Black Thought is one of the greatest lyricist of all time. Ambrosia For Heads shared an interview last year of Black Thought with Toure at the Brooklyn Center.  Thought mentioned that he and The Roots may have started the mumble rap trend on their 2004 song “Don’t Say Nothing.”  He also expressed his feelings on the touched on his feelings greatest emcee debate, “Today, I think I’m one of the greatest of all time.” Thought said. He continued on the subject by saying “Like, when people are ranking artists—ranking MCs, rappers of all-time, dead or alive, or whatever, I’m always in that Top 10. I feel like that’s not [bad]; there have so many other artists who came out before I came out, and since I’ve been out here, doin’ my thing. I feel like that’s great company to be in.”  He also gave his top five list of the greatest MC’s , naming “Rakim, Kool G. Rap, Big Daddy Kane, KRS-One, and Chuck D” as his favorites. You can watch the full interview below.

Whitelyfe and Mack 11 of White Nation Entertainment Describe Their Unique Sound

Hailing from Chicago’s West Side, White Nation Entertainment’s Whitelyfe and Mack 11 have plans to take their music grind to the next level. I caught up with them last month at the Legendary Art Gallery for the release of their latest mixtape ‘White Christmas.’ The pair not only talked about their new music but what attributes separate them from other new artists. Checkout the interview below.

By: Jarrod Horton

(L-R: Whytelife & Mack 11 of White Nation Entertainment)

Staff Writer

BTN: Explain to me the origin and movement behind White Nation

Whitelyfe: It started when I was a shorty, they used to call me white boy in my neighborhood. I was like the lightest nigga on the block. I just took the name and formed White Nation because it is a lot of us. Read More

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Surprise: Trump Responds to Jay-Z’s Critique of Him on Twitter

By: Jarrod Horton

Staff Writer

Appearing on the debut of CNN’s commentator Van Jones new show The Van Jones show, Jay-Z shared his feelings about the behavior and the work of President Trump. “Everyone feels anger, but after the anger it’s really hurtful because he’s looking down on a whole population of people and he’s so misinformed because these places have beautiful people,” Jay said. Hov also responded to Trump boast that Blacks have a low unemployment rate since he been in office. “…it’s not about money at the end of the day. Money doesn’t equate to happiness. It doesn’t. That’s missing the whole point,” he said. He continued on by saying “You treat people like human beings. That’s the main point. It goes back to the whole thing — ‘treat me really bad and pay me well.’ It’s not going to lead to happiness, it’s going to lead to, again, the same thing. Everyone’s going to be sick.”

Well of course it didn’t take long for Trump catch wind of this and respond on…you guessed it…Twitter. “Somebody please inform Jay-Z that because of my policies, Black Unemployment has just been reported to be at the LOWEST RATE EVER RECORDED!” he tweeted. There hasn’t been a counter response from Jay yet, but I’m guessing it won’t be on Twitter. The emcee has a much more clever and effective way of clapping back at his detractors through music. It would seem that the President would take notes and make his point through his profession also. Since he is a politician, it would be logical to cause reform through politics and public policy, instead of tweets.

Source: https://mashable.com/2018/01/28/donald-trump-tweets-about-jay-z/?utm_cid=hp-n-1#wl6N8DPQhiqT

China Didn’t Ban Hip Hop. They Banned the Emulation of Black People

By: Jarrod Horton

Staff Writer

Recently the People’s Republic of China issued a ban against Hip Hop. Not only did they prohibit the music but also banned tattoo’s and any likeness of the culture from the television. The directive was issued by the State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television. The director of SAPRRT Gao Changli announcement a list of rules that must be carried out by those people in media. Read More

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