If the hugely successful opening of the new film This Is It is any indicator, then it’s safe to say that Michael Jackson continues to generate a lot of interest and money from fans even after his tragic death.
Fobes.com reports the King of Pop earned $90 million in the past year. About $72 million — or 80 percent of the $90 million Jackson earned in the past 12 months – was made after Jackson’s passing in June, according to a spokesperson for GreenLight, a consultancy company that represents “delebs,” their term for dead celebrities still earning money.
As a result, the music legend ranked third on Forbes’ list of dead celebrities who made the most money. The publication’s list covered money earned from October 2008 to October 2009. Fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent was the top moneymaker with $350 million and songwriting duo Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein ranked second with $235 million.
Others making the Forbes list was Elvis Presley ($55 million),The Lord of the Rings author J.R.R. Tolkien ($50 million), Charles Schulz, John Lennon, Theodor Geisel (aka Dr. Seuss), Albert Einstein, Michael Crichton, Jimi Hendrix, Aaron Spelling and Andy Warhol.
On the list of intelligent feuds one can start, dissing Jay-Z doesn’t strike us as one you’d see ranked very high. But that’s not about to stop Beanie Sigel. The rapper dissed Jay-Z in his new “Average Cat” song, according to the Wall Street Journal, debuting the track today on New York’s Hot 97 radio station. Referencing Jay-Z’s real name Shawn Carter, Sigel’s lyrics state, “The rapper Shawn called the police on me ’cause I was front row at the Blue Print 3.” Afterwards, Beanie Sigel did not deny his intent, but qualified it by saying that he isn’t encouraging an ongoing feud with Jay-Z or anything like that. Of the lyrics, he said, “This ain’t a green light for everybody to start making ‘diss Jay-Z‘ records. This is just me taking my brother out for five minutes.” Their feud is reported to have originated from their Roc-A-Fella business dealings, and Jay-Z’s allegedly adequate marketing of Sigel’s album in 2007. Interestingly, his visit to Hot 97 occurred just hours after Jay-Z performed “Empire State Of Mind” at Yankee Stadium for Game 2 of the World Series.
hear here >>> beanie sigel – average cat(jay-z diss) or Beanie Sigel: Average Cat
“We cannot measure intelligence when we have not defined it.”
Walter Lippmann (23 September 1889 – 14 December 1974) was an American intellectual who was a writer, reporter, and political commentator, who twice was awarded, in 1958 and 1962, a Pulitzer Prize for his syndicated newspaper column, “Today and Tomorrow”.
Here is the second installment in the series of “Bad Ideas In Hip-Hop.”
Last week, we examined an obscure, but not forgotten act, The White Boys. This week, we dive deeper into another bad idea in the world of Hip-Hop. This time, the topic is Porno Rap.
What we deem Porno Rap has taken on many manifestations in the history of rap music. It isn’t really new. Back in the day, the Two Live Crew were spittin’ those raunchy, profane lyrics that got the PMRC and all he conservatives all in a frenzy. Then there was Lil Kim and, to a letter degree, Foxy Brown and their potty mouths. And certainly, since then, there have been a number of artists that have done “dirty rap.”
But as time moved forward, the real genre of Porno Rap emerged. This ain’t the same thing as “dirty rap.” Now, this is an opinion, but I have to place the blame of “Porno Rap” one person.
That man’s name is Akinele. Continue reading
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rosa: hey dickie
drey: what’s good b!tch? Continue reading