43 Year Old Douchebag Defaces Tupac Statue

June 24, 2008 at 3:18 pm (Bay Area, Hip Hop, Music, Politics) (, , , , , , , )

Last October, they caught Kenneth Anthony Wilson, the guy who defaced a statue of Tupac Shakur. As part of his ‘war on gangsta rap’, the 43 year old fucktard stuck several handbills with threats against the Tupac Center of the Arts, other rappers, and other rap labels. Recently, he released a manifesto explaining himself. Here is the part that got me laughing:

Wilson, who refers to himself as a “writer,” “artist,” and “Supa-hero,” claims the defacement was “my way of declaring an intellectual and artistic war against the gangsta rap community.”

Wilson justified his actions through his belief that Tupac and his mother Afeni Shakur are misleading the youth through Tupac’s image and message.

Lets see, you claim Tupac and gangsta rap is a bad influence, so he responds by speaking ill of a dead man, insulting his mother, threatening others simply because he disagrees with what they say, and defacing private property. While Tupac and other gangsta rappers certainly are far from perfect, Mr. Wilson doesn’t set a very good alternative for the youth that he accuses gangsta rappers of corrupting, and at 43 years of age, one is way too old to be doing juvenile things like this anyway. If he really wanted to be a ‘supa hero’, then why not try more positive things, such as opening his own art center (since he claims to be an ‘artist’), become a teacher, or become a little league coach? Instead he comes off as immature and hypocritical. It’s sad that while many of the gangsta rappers he despises so much have been known for giving back to their communities, the best he can do to lead the youth away from them is simply vandalize a statue of a dead man.

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Doing Good In The Hood: Jay-Z’s Trust Fund For Sean Bell’s Children

May 26, 2008 at 6:09 pm (Doing good in the hood, East Coast, Hip Hop, Music, Police Brutality, Politics) (, , , , )

Yeah, I know I’m late with this, but the real story is that something good has come out of the Sean Bell tragedy. For those of you who haven’t been paying attention, Sean Bell was gunned down by three plain clothes police officers the night before his wedding day. The three police officers were acquitted of all charges. While several rappers have voiced their disagreements with the verdict, some are doing even more. Rapper Jay-z has set up a stock-based trust fund for Sean Bell’s surviving children.  Jigga has already featured Sean’s widow in the Rocawear “I will not lose” ad campaign.  This is definitely a good look for Hova, and it’s nice to see someone care about survivors of police brutality.

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Doing Good In The Hood: RZA and The Hip Hop Chess Federation

April 13, 2008 at 7:19 pm (Doing good in the hood, Hip Hop, Music, Video Games) (, , , , , , , )

Rapping, producing, film scoring, acting, and now chess? Is there anything Bobby Digital CAN’T do? Wu Tang clan founder and producer Robert Diggs, a.k.a. “The RZA” was one of several hosts at this past Saturday’s “Martial Arts as a Path to Nonviolence” panel, which was one of the many activities that took place during the Hip Hop Chess Federation’s “Mind over Matter Chess and Grappling Exhibition”, which was held in Menlo Park, CA. He was joined by chess icon Josh Waitzkin and Mixed Martial Arts Champion Ralex Gracie as they discussed how practitioners of chess and the martial arts are trained in ways to avoid violence.

The Hip Hop Chess Federation was founded in 2007 by author and lecturer Adisa Banjoko and Leo Librian. Its purpose is to make use of martial arts, chess, and hip hop as a means to steer inner city youth away from nonviolence. Past events have included hip hop figures such as Immortal Technique, DJ QBert, and Bay area rapper San Quinn.

On a side note, Xbox Live players (well at least those who own the Xbox Live Arcade Game Chessmaster) can join the action and download new chess boards and even compete for various prizes.

Source: Allhiphop.com
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