Nas Interview On Tavis Smiley

This is a good interview, Nas is quickly becoming a voice for hip hop. I’m glad to see the growth, and somebody in hip hop GROWING UP. Maybe this will inspire some of our brothers to take more responsibility in life. Myself not excluded. Take a lil time to feed ya mind, and enjoy… Please be aware, WE HAVE NOT OVERCOME, not yet…

Dj Vlad Sues Rick Ross for $4 Million Following Altercation

Wow, smart move on Vlad’s part. No need of sensless retaliation (violence)… Hit ’em the pockets!! Damn Ross, this ain’t the movies dawg, bosses ain’t present when the goons go to work doctor…. Ya’ll could do that when you were a CO, but you’re out here in public where the lawsuits aren’t ignored by the system (like they do prisoners).
Popular personality DJ Vlad has filed a $4 million dollar assault and battery lawsuit against rapper Rick Ross, stemming from an altercation at the Ozone Awards (August 10).

In federal documents filed yesterday in NY District Court, DJ Vlad, born Vlad Lyubovny, alleges that “with calculated planning, Rick Ross lured DJ Vlad to a meeting for the purpose of obtaining retribution.

At that meeting, Rick Ross’ entourage of thugs carried out Rick Ross’ wishes in his presence and severely beat DJ Vlad causing permanent bodily injury.”

According to Vlad, the beating was due to his coverage on Vladtv.com of reports that Ross previously worked as a correction officer.

The attack has left Vlad with 7 stitches below the eye, three fractures to the face, a corneal abrasion and possible permanent nerve damage.

The court documents also claim that Ross sent text messages to Vlad that preceded that attack.

“N*ggas will learn…trillaaa,” Ross is alleged to have sent to Vlad. “I’m hearing things about me on your website. We gonna make a story. We gonna see each other. We going to talk. Where are you?”

In the lawsuit, DJ Vlad states he thought the purpose of the meeting was to give Ross the chance to tell his side in an exclusive story.

After a brief conversation, Vlad charges that the Miami rapper bluntly stated “we got beef” and “Ross’ accomplices, who had surrounded DJ Vlad while he spoke with Ross, proceeded to strike and beat DJ Vlad in Ross’ presence and without any protest on Ross’ part.”

Rick Ross’ latest album Trilla was released in March and has sold over 600,000 copies.

DJ Vlad currently runs the news site Vladtv.com out of New York City which provides interviews and information on Hip-Hop artists.

At press time Rick Ross could not be reached for comment on the lawsuit, which seeks $2 million dollars in punitive damages and and $2 million in compensatory damages.

DJ Vlad is wrapping up an episode of American Gangster about Mac Dre and the notorious Romper Room Gang.

Music for the Mentally Endangered [3]: Jazmine Sullivan

I have to admit, I’ve been hunting down material on her for a minute now. Her current single is monster. I was fortunate enough to find more on her, and I wanted to share it with the rest of species.

A Young Jazmine At the Apollo

A Slightly Older Jazmine @ Sugarbar, NYC

Andre 3000 in New Movie "Battle In Seattle"–HD Trailer

Battle in Seattle, final movie trailer. In 1999, five days rocked the world as tens of thousands of demonstrators took to the streets of Seattle to protest the World Trade Organization. In “Battle in Seattle” those protesters include Django (Andre Benjamin), Sam (Jennifer Carpenter), Lou (Michelle Rodriguez) and Jay (Martin Henderson). United in their desire to make a difference, the stakes are personal and greater than mere politics.

Here, a peaceful demonstration escalates into a full-scale riot, the streets become mayhem, the WTO is paralyzed and a State of Emergency results. Among the Seattle residents caught in the crossfire are its beleaguered mayor (Ray Liotta), a riot cop (Woody Harrelson) and his pregnant wife (Charlize Theron). The choices they make will change their lives forever. With a great ensemble cast, writer/director Stuart Townsend intertwines multiple points of view of those -from protestors to police to delegates and doctors- who intentionally or accidentally find themselves on the streets of Seattle in those last days of the millennium.

Townsend seamlessly merges footage of the real event with his fictional narrative and illustrates that even against incredible odds, ordinary people can change the world. In theaters September 19, 2008

This Is My Sh*t Volume 1: Sean P ft. CP Hollywood- I’m A Hoodstar

Remember this track. Sean P is officially back, & this could be a good start of a potential run for the top. It’s wide open of course, everyone else is getting quite boring.

The beat is krazy, and the hook is nutty as squirrel sh*t.

But don’t take my word for it. Press The Louie Print

Shawty Lo- I Knew It [Snitchin’]

For weeks, the good folks here at MM have been wondering if L-O would be responding soon to the strong campaign that T.I. has put up in the past couple of weeks. L-O hasn’t been totally absent from the headlines, but I just personally DO NOT [wow, gotta do spell check] participate in snitching, so I saw no need to go into detail about his recent rumored activities.

Speaking of which, his new song tackles the urban community’s current increase in cooperation with the authorities. His chooses to focus on Clifford Harris, who has been under scrutiny for his cooperation with law enforcement [which Mr. Harris frequently says is “public record”]

Press the B button and get it poppin’