Though the conflict between Drake and Pusha-T has been wrapped up, one popular conversation birthed from the feud is the existence of rules (if any) in rap beef. Drake’s appearance on HBO’s The Shop spawned a debate across hip-hop, as he stated that certain lines shouldn’t be crossed in rap. Rappers and music industry individuals attempted to argue on both sides, though no general consensus was established.
While still on promo for their Beloved project, Dave East and Styles P (who both recently gave their opinion on the topic) stopped by radio veteran/media personality Funkmaster Flex‘s show on Hot 97. At the end of the video above, around the 6:09 mark, Flex took the time to go on an explicative filled rant addressing the issue of those who seek to establish guidelines in lyrical warfare.
Flex, in his usual candid, unabashed fashion, made his stance unequivocally clear.
“If you get your feelings hurt, fuck you, it don’t really matter,” he began. “If you don’t write your own shit, you ain’t qualified to give motherfucking rules on the fucking game, you fucking bozo.”
The sentiment Flex expressed echoes that of an earlier statement made by Styles regarding the Drake/Pusha T incident. Styles told Hot 97 “you can’t expect in any type of warfare, any type, not just rap, ain’t no rules.”
This isn’t the first time Flex has addressed Drake, as his disdain with the Canadian superstar has always been about the actions taken by Drake that are contrarian to the hip-hop purist (i.e. the infamous Quentin Miller reference tracks).
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A cool, calm, and collected Cam’Ron returned to Washington D.C. Saturday (April 19) evening for the second annual Broccoli City Festival. Cam was humble, and far less flashier than when he last visited the city — five years ago. No fur coats, no Lamborghini, and no cape. Instead, he arrived in orange reflective shades, a single gold diamond encrusted Jesus chain, and a bullet proof vest beneath his t-shirt.
He performed a medley of hits from his extensive catalog, inciting attendees with his verses from “Hey Ma,” “Oh Boy,” and the crowd-pleasing “Touch it or Not.” After DJing an energetic set before Cam hit the stage, Just Blaze joined his pal to perform their most successful record, “I Really Mean It.”
The hybrid festival, in its second year of existence, managed to round up a few thousand people in south east D.C. for a day filled with fitness, fun, food, and live music. City officials hope the newly renovated Gateway Pavilion will attract visitors to an area previously known for its high crime. Additional highlights from the day included D.C. natives Reesa Renee and Kelela crooning for the crowd, Karreuche Tran and Teyana Taylor sightings and the Zumba taking place on the lawn across from the stage.
In two weeks, (May 3) Broccoli City will trek across the country to host its second festival in L.A. Cop your tickets now. You won’t want to miss it.
The journalist on the other end of a now-famous exchange with Samuel L. Jackson is speaking out about an interview in which the Django Unchained star urged him to use the N-word. Last month when Jake Hamilton, a film journalist with Houston Fox affiliate KRIV-TV, began to ask Jackson a question about the use of the N-word in Quentin Tarantino’s latest movie, the actor cut him off and refused to answer unless Hamilton said the full word.
“Have you ever said it? Try it! We’re not going to have this conversation unless you try it,” Jackson said. Hamilton declined and moved on to another question. The rather awkward-to-watch footage (which begins at the 13:55 mark below) went viral this week.
In an interview with BuzzFeed, the journalist revealed his thoughts on the exchange, saying he never considered using the full word, but did think about walking out of the room. “He’s an intimidating guy. I’ve talked to him once before for The Avengers and that interview went okay,” Hamilton said of Jackson. “But it’s one of those things where I have my own set of moral values, just like anybody else and I’m not going to compromise them for anyone, much less a celebrity.” He also revealed what his question would have been, had he been allowed to ask it.
“My question was going to be,” Hamilton said, “where is that line between that word being offensive and that word being art? What does it take for an actor to read a word like that on a script page and say ‘ok, I’ll say it.’”
Django, set in the South before the Civil War, has been criticized by Spike Lee for its use of the N-word, which is used more than 100 times in the film. Django has also had its share of defenders, including Training Day director Antoine Fuqua. The controversy has not diminished the film’s popularity among African American moviegoers, who have significantly contributed to the film’s strong box office performance.
Hamilton said some people have argued he was “empowering” the N-word by refusing to say it. “I get that and I understand what the argument is and a lot of people say that’s the point that Mr. Jackson was trying to prove,” Hamilton said. “But at the end of the day, I just — I don’t say it. You can make the argument that I’m making it worse by not saying it but so be it. I’m just not going to say the word.”
It’s important to note that the best interviews are never a one-way dialogue. While it’s the employer’s job to ask potential candidates questions about their ability to fill the position, it’s always impressive when the interviewee has questions of his/her own. Not only will these questions show how well-prepared you are, they will also make your interview memorable and put you a notch above your competition. Even more important, they’ll give you a sense of whether the job is even right for you.
What’s an average day like? While some jobs require you to handle different tasks each day, this question will at least give you an idea of what to expect if you take on the position. It will also give you insight on how you can best prepare yourself for the first day.
What are key qualities you’re looking for in an ideal candidate? Asking this question early on will give you an idea of what personal qualities you should highlight during the rest of the interview that will show you are a good fit. Remember, you want to make the employer feel like no other person is better for the position than you.
What are the challenges? Asking about the challenges of a position is the best way for you to be prepared even on a bad day. Knowing the challenges of a job can help you get a clear understanding of what it is you need to do to better the company and make sure you are one of their most prized assets.