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undergroundrailroad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-01-05 09:59 PM
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Tupac? Biggie? East Coast, West Coast? This is "how we do"?
You know, we need to stop this mess. Two talented brothers.

There's enough love and money to go around for everybody.

GET OVER IT! Now kiss and make up ;-)

50 Cent Associate Shot.
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msgadget Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-03-05 02:35 PM
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1. Absolutely!
Isn't this RIDICULOUS? Tupac never got arrested UNTIL he got in the rap game. What is it about musicians that they have to be 'bad' to be legitimate?? Rap could be a viable voice and subculture but, oh no, 'artists' insist on perpetrating violence so they'll be real and not frontin'. Fiddy is now off the playlist.
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kwassa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-03-05 07:07 PM
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2. well, some rappers are not from, um , disadvantaged backgrounds
as I recall, Chuck D and the rest of NWA were suburban kids that met at college.

It's all about street credibility.

Most of these people are acting from the word "go" so they become thugs to make their music legit. Has 50 Cent really been shot 9 times?



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msgadget Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-04-05 02:40 AM
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6. I thought it was 6 times!
All I know is that he wears a bullet proof vest. There may have been a time when acting was enough but it doesn't seem that's the case anymore. I like Fifty's beats and his voice, not all of his rhymes though.
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TroubleMan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-03-05 09:09 PM
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3. Actually Tupac was arrested a few times before he was in rap....but
Edited on Thu Mar-03-05 09:50 PM by TroubleMan
He did go to the Baltimore School of the Performing Arts and studied drama.....and ballet.

It's hard to see Tupac doing ballet, but he did.

I always hated beef in rap....the only one I liked was the BDP conflict with MC Shan and Marley Marl.....the Bridge Is Over.....the Bridge is over....badabahby!

(on edit) I also thought that the Roxanne Shante/The Real Roxanne thing was pretty funny, but I was little then, and Roxanne Roxanne by UTFO (which was supporting The Real Roxanne) was one of my favorite songs back then. Looking back, Roxanne Shante was better....but I had a crush on The Real Roxanne back then.
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msgadget Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-04-05 02:36 AM
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5. Trouble Man,
I had no idea he was in trouble before then. I read that his troubles didn't start before his rap career and assumed it was the cause of ALL his legal troubles. Thanks for the correction.


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TroubleMan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-04-05 09:21 PM
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9. It was only a little trouble.

The rap career and the trouble started around the same time, with the trouble just slightly before it, but he really didn't get into the big trouble until after he was famous.

I was just nitpicking.
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undergroundrailroad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-03-05 11:10 PM
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4. Candy Shop, 50 Cent featuring Olivia is number ONE on Billboard's Hot 100!
His collaboration with The Game has him at number four. His song, Disco Inferno is number five. I saw him and Olivia on 106 & Park and he gave a very compelling reason for why his west coast colleagues don't like his music. I do think there is R&B cross-over appeal for 50 cents and his "G" Unit. It's like the MOTOWN music when it first came out. Parents were not sure if there kids should be listening to the lyrics (we ignored our parents) I really thing it's about business and MONEY. LOTS of money $$$$$$$$. So he'll take you to the "Candy Shop" and....XXXRATED LYRICS, LOL! Not permitted on our family-friendly oriented message board.



Undergroundrailroad :hi:
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msgadget Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-04-05 02:52 AM
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7. Hey,
Fiddy helped me out at the gym, that's all I know. And, yeah, he's kinda smooth, close to R&B but the lyrics in R&B were suggestive, not explicit, and there were no videos to fill in the blanks! :eyes: I don't have a problem with that but there just has to come a time when you can not like someone's music and associations and still not shoot at him. He's not an idiot and he's talented and I can't stand the idea of picking up the paper and finding out he's been killed or arrested. I didn't take him off my playlist so I hope they can squash this.
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undergroundrailroad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-04-05 01:07 PM
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8. Girl you are so right! Fiddy helped me knock off a few pounds
as I sashay around the house!

I also agree. He is in a position to STOP the hype and he should step-up, godfather style, and ask everyone to cool it. Not everyone has a rap record that is up there with The Beatles, Michael Jackson, etc. I'm seeing fiddy in mainstream media outlets (i.e.CNN, MSNBC, NY TIMES, etc). I do feel better after seeing his interview on 106 & Park. He articulated his position quite well and I was honestly surprised. So you see, you can't believe the hype (which I think was timed for the release of his CD, Massacre). But I just want peace out. NO MORE shootings! O8)

Peace.

Mina :hi:

PS: msgadget, what am I missing in Usher? I just don't get it. Marvin Gaye, yes! Usher, I don't get it. But I'm old school R&B.
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