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While Popcaan got annihilated by Wiz Khalifa in their Culture Clash / mini-soundclash, it could actually turn out to be a major win for dancehall reggae. Many have said that dancehall is dying, but if the soundclash culture of dancehall takes off in hip-hop, it could be the shot in the arm that dancehall needed all along.
Imagine if hip-hop fans got turned on to the soundclash culture the way dancehall fans are. It would mean a great deal for not only dancehall but reggae also. Hip-hop DJs would seek dubplates not only from hip-hop artists but also from artists in the reggae dancehall genres. This could introduce dancehall artists to an entire new fan base, the kind of exposure that would allow them to reap tremendous financial benefit.
While the clash between Popcaan and Wiz Khalifa was entertaining, it was embarrassing to see a Jamaican who lives in that type of culture actually lose to an American rapper.
When it was time to play dubs, Popcaan played a drop from Drake instead and then went on to play a Drake record. Wiz Khalifa wasted no time in pointing out that a drop and a dub are two different things. He then referred to Popcaan as pop tart while telling Popcaan that he gave Drake a hand job for the drop. Wiz then showed Popcaan what a real dub is as he easily won the clash with a dub called “Kill them boys.”
Wiz Khalifa, Amber Rose
Wiz Khalifa and Amber Rose are fighting over their son’s custody.
Wiz Khalifa and Amber Rose have gotten into a messy custody battle for their son Sebastian after they announced their split in Sept. 2014, but it appears things are about to get uglier.
The rapper has been fighting for sole custody of their child, saying the model is an unfit mother. In a document obtained by TMZ, Khalifa enumerated a number of reasons why he would be the best person to take care of their 1-year-old son.
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Among the many complaints he have of Amber include the model’s alleged late night escapades and her only spending 15 minutes with the child in a day.
The kid had also found himself in the middle of heated arguments between Rose and her mother, according to the document, and that the boy had witnessed “shouting matches and vulgar exchanges.”
The news of the complaints comes weeks after Khalifa criticized Rose on Twitter.
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“A woman who would do something to a kid to spite that kids father is a foul creature,” the rapper said.
He added, “Sucks when people try to use [your child] against you but the cool part is figuring out how much self control you have.”
Rose explained the reason for Khalifa’s dismay during an appearance on “The Breakfast Club,” saying it was not a big deal and the rapper only got upset that she had their child’s hair cut.
Khalifa and Rose got engaged in March 2012 and got married on July 8, 2013. Rose filed for divorce in Sept. 2013 and asked for full legal and physical custody of their child.
Rapper Too Short has been cited at a Southern California airport a day after fleeing a security checkpoint when a screener found a loaded handgun in his carry-on luggage.
Burbank police Sgt. John Pfrommer says the rapper, born Todd Anthony Shaw, was passing through the checkpoint at Bob Hope Airport on Wednesday when a Transportation Security Administration employee noticed the handgun going through a baggage scanner.
The rapper fled the building via an exit door, leaving his belongings behind, the Burbank Leader reported.
Pfrommer says Too Short returned to the airport Thursday with his attorney and was cited on misdemeanor possession of a loaded handgun in a public place.
He was released and is due in court Nov. 3. Police didn’t know who the rapper’s attorney is.
Too Short rose to prominence in the late 1980s out of Oakland. His hits include “Life Is … Too Short” and “Blow the Whistle.”
Last year, he was arrested in Hollywood on suspicion of drunk driving and drug possession, according to the Los Angeles Times. In 2009, he was arrested twice on suspicion of driving under the influence and was charged with misdemeanor battery during a performance at an Idaho nightclub a year later.
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He was an acclaimed rapper from the streets of the Bronx who fired one of the opening shots in the East Coast/West Coast rapper feud of the 90’s.
But in 2011 Timothy Blair – the hip hop artist whose nom de mic was Tim Dog — was exposed as a sophisticated conman.
After he defrauded Mississippi single mom Esther Pilgrim, he was arrested, pleaded guilty to grand larceny and was handed five years’ probation. And he was ordered to pay Pilgrim back $19,000 of the money he stole.
Story over. Or so it seemed.
But on Valentine’s Day last year — eight months after Dateline aired “The Perfect Catch” – culture magazine The Source broke the news online that Tim Dog, aged just 46, had died from a seizure linked to diabetes. Even though the rapper was considered a has-been, whose biggest hit was the iconic 1991 diss track “F*** Compton”, news of Tim Dog’s death made international headlines.
A memorial service was planned in Harlem — a poster announcing donations could be made via a PayPal account that would benefit Blair’s daughter.
While it was strange perhaps that no media were allowed to cover the local celebrity send-off, it seemed Tim Blair had been laid to rest.
But months after the planned memorial, no public death record of Blair’s death could be found; and whispers began among those who had claimed to have been scammed by the rapper. The memorial service was canceled, they claimed — a sham. Who was that PayPal account benefiting? Why wasn’t there any public record of Blair’s death?
And it wasn’t long before another outrageous story about the larger-than-life rapper took hold online: that Tim Dog, a brilliant scam artist, had faked his own death to avoid paying the court-ordered restitution to Esther Pilgrim.
Pilgrim, who was no longer receiving monthly payments from Blair, was suddenly stoked — determined to find her scammer and make sure justice was served.
A Mississippi prosecutor in Pilgrim’s country issued an arrest warrant for Blair, further fueling the “rapper faked his death” story, while Blair’s wife Alexandra – who kept her distance from any media – apparently didn’t seek to silence the growing chorus. Even if she didn’t want to face media cameras, some wondered, why didn’t she release a statement – or produce her husband’s death certificate?
Pumping up the mystery to an even higher volume, rappers with whom Blair had collaborated scoffed at the notion Tim Dog was dead. In fact a few months after Blair’s memorial service, a track called “Falsified” appeared online featuring the vocals of the supposedly dead Tim Dog himself. To those who doubted he was dead, Tim Dog seemed to be thumbing his nose at his victim and authorities — reveling in his notoriety.
So where was he?
As Dateline set off to investigate what happened to Blair, residency records led our team to a home in Fairburn, GA. There, neighbors claimed they had seen Blair, Alexandra and their young daughter – but said they had kept to themselves for the seven months they lived there, and left suddenly around April this year. Was it possible that the urban former hip hop star from the streets of the Bronx was living a sedate, undercover life in the Atlanta ‘burbs?
Our search took us to another home in Decatur, GA, where traces of Tim Dog petered out. The house where we thought he could be living, was occupied by someone else.
But Pilgrim was still on the hunt and, with help from a man who claimed his boss had been ripped off by Tim Blair in a fake concert promotion deal in Australia, was able to sniff out a new trail of breadcrumbs that she revealed to Dateline.
The clues lit up a new path suggesting Blair had been treated at Atlanta Medical Center before being discharged to Hospice Atlanta. But since the hospice could not release any information about whether Blair had been treated there – we began calling funeral homes in same zip code as the hospice, and continued widening our search until at last one funeral home confirmed a record of the hip hop artist.
Timothy Blair died at Hospice Atlanta, Dekalb County, GA on 14 February, 2013. Dateline obtained his death certificate from the Dekalb County GA Board of Health. No paperwork was filed in the county where Blair was widely believed to be living – because death records are filed in the county of death; and no one except close family, friends and carers knew where the former rapper lived – and died.
There is a final twist in the story of Tim Dog’s death. It turns out his cremation was paid for by the county.
For Esther Pilgrim that is the ironic parting shot of a conman, but a fitting exit for the scam artist — who ended up with a pauper’s funeral.