Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Rick Ross "UOENO" Lyrics Controversy - The Truth with Elliott Wilson

Personally, I think Rick Ross just dropped the ball on this one. In pursuit of another hit record, he unintentionally condoned rape with his lyrics. And I say "unintentionally" because I don"t actually believe that he condones rape but I do think he, like many people unfortunately, didn't take it as seriously as he should have when he wrote the lyric. Rape is a severely serious and sensitive subject and I'm sure he's kicking himself in the ass for even taking it there. Simply put, Rozay put his foot in his mouth and now he's paying for it. But hey, your live and you learn and he's definitely learning a hard lesson with this one. ~alx.O

Today on The Truth, Elliott tackles a recent, more serious controversy centered around some Rick Ross' lyrics that describe him drugging a woman's drink in the club and then later sexually assaulting her without her knowledge or consent. The public backlash against these blatant lyrics shows signs of the end of the acceptance of violence against women in hip hop. What are your thoughts on this controversy? Sound off in the comments with #TheTruth and you could be chosen to participate in an upcoming Google+ Hangout with Elliott!

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Beyonce and Jay-Z's controversial trip

Although, I don't think them taking this trip had any political inclinations, I do agree with the senator that they should be courteous and respectful about it. What is just a vacation for them, is also a difficult reality for someone else. Other than that, I have no other opinions. ~alx.O

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Dj Drama interviews Kendrick Lamar & Schoolboy Q

Kendrick Lamar & Schoolboy Q stop by Gangsta Grill Radio !!!

Nicki Minaj - Up In Flames [Music Video]

In this one, Nicki gives us yet another reason to respect her grind. Love her or hate her, she definitely is  part of current dominating force in Hip Hop and I guess she felt the need to remind people of that. Remind "whom" is hard to say exactly, as the rapper has garnished hate from various different females in the game, most notably The "Queen Bee" herself lil Kim. But overall I think the song is a solid track, the beat is dope, the bars are dope, and the visuals definitely felt appropriate. I ride with it. ~alx.O

Young Buck "Rubberband Banks" Official Video

I can't front, after his separation from G-Unit, I though that was the last we'd ever hear of Young Buck. But it's a pleasant surprise to hear new music post G-Unit, that is actually really good. "RubberBand Banks" showcases a more mature Buck and his piercingly deep lyrics become the driving force behind this track. A notable line he said was "I went from balling, bankrupt, back to balling again." I support this track 100% ~alx.O

Cassie - Paradise ft. Wiz Khalifa (Official Video)

After being M.I.A. from the game for a little bit, Cassie seems determined to return victorious. As the follow up single to "Numb" ft. Rick Ross, "Paradise" definitely holds it own and showcases a more sensual & aggressive approach with lines like "Loud body language, no conversation." I think Cassie has her mind right this time around and she ain't playing no games. I really looking forward to seeing what else she has in store for us. ~alx.O

J.Cole - Power Trip (Explicit) Ft. Miguel ::::Warning NSFW:::::

Back at it again, Mr. Cole brings us the official visuals to his latest hit "Power Trip". Definitely taking creative expression to a very dark but very real level, Cole shows us how crazy love can make us sometimes. Definitely not suitable for the office or younger children, but overall I though the video was very dope. The song and video only builds up the suspense of J.Cole's sophomore album "Born Sinner" dated for a June 25th release, I can't wait.~ alx.O