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Breaking News!…….Ludacris is NOT running for President in 2012…..maybe

Here is the talented rapper Ludacris ( Christopher Brian Bridges ) announcing that he will NOT be running for President (or will he?) at the National Press Club…..He goes on to make a speech…haltingly, not rapping…….The actor and rapper asks more people to follow his lead in the philanthropic field, and give back….the guy is alright……..

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October 25, 2009 Posted by | Entertainment, Media, Men, Politics | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Rapper’s and Conservative Talk Show hosts….Two of a kind?

While checking on something in the library today I came  upon a piece by David Segal in the New York Times Weekend Review from September 20……

The piece was on Rappers and Conservative talk show hosts and how they may appear to be 180 degree’s from each other, but seem upon closer inspection to be VERY similar……

Oh, Yea?

As you read the piece you begin smile and shake your head……here’s the author’s main points….

On EGO…..We know that rappers have HUGE ego’s…….cited is Jay-Z\’s lyrics which exult him as a god (one with a wife that at times could light a fire)….then Rush Limbaugh is mentioned……( he isn’t married)…who pushes himself as a ‘weapon of mass instruction’ and the author of the piece reminds us that both guys refer to themselves as ‘living legends’, which is of course in their own minds………

on Haters and Feuds…..Rapper’s thrive on feuds…..well, true that David…..50 Cent/Ja Rule, Lil’ Kim/Foxy Brown……Jay Z/Nas…….yep, and well ALL know this does sell records right?!…..on the other side we have Limbaugh/O’Reilly…….Levin/O’Reilly…..and Oberman/O’Reilly……..and of course Sean Hannity who’ll pick a fight with anybody………and yes ALL of these Haters and Feuders cry all the way to the bank……..

On Verbal Skills.…..All of the above mentioned people can ‘throw the bull’……in a song on stage, or in the studio……in a radio station, or a cable news channel..it doesn’t matter……spontaneously and relentlessly……..he, he,… Segal ‘s line is priceless…’these people share the same DNA’…….

The piece ends on this note from a right leaning rapper named DJClayvis………“The differences between Ludacris and Rush Limbaugh are not that great,” he said. “Both have a huge egos, both bring a lot of bravado, both are sort of playing characters when they perform. And at the end of the day, they’re both entertainers.”

To tell you the truth, I never saw the connection….But in hindsight…..it’s there

And they all get over….

September 28, 2009 Posted by | Entertainment, Politics | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Rapper's and Conservative Talk Show hosts….Two of a kind?

While checking on something in the library today I came  upon a piece by David Segal in the New York Times Weekend Review from September 20……

The piece was on Rappers and Conservative talk show hosts and how they may appear to be 180 degree’s from each other, but seem upon closer inspection to be VERY similar……

Oh, Yea?

As you read the piece you begin smile and shake your head……here’s the author’s main points….

On EGO…..We know that rappers have HUGE ego’s…….cited is Jay-Z\’s lyrics which exult him as a god (one with a wife that at times could light a fire)….then Rush Limbaugh is mentioned……( he isn’t married)…who pushes himself as a ‘weapon of mass instruction’ and the author of the piece reminds us that both guys refer to themselves as ‘living legends’, which is of course in their own minds………

on Haters and Feuds…..Rapper’s thrive on feuds…..well, true that David…..50 Cent/Ja Rule, Lil’ Kim/Foxy Brown……Jay Z/Nas…….yep, and well ALL know this does sell records right?!…..on the other side we have Limbaugh/O’Reilly…….Levin/O’Reilly…..and Oberman/O’Reilly……..and of course Sean Hannity who’ll pick a fight with anybody………and yes ALL of these Haters and Feuders cry all the way to the bank……..

On Verbal Skills.…..All of the above mentioned people can ‘throw the bull’……in a song on stage, or in the studio……in a radio station, or a cable news channel..it doesn’t matter……spontaneously and relentlessly……..he, he,… Segal ‘s line is priceless…’these people share the same DNA’…….

The piece ends on this note from a right leaning rapper named DJClayvis………“The differences between Ludacris and Rush Limbaugh are not that great,” he said. “Both have a huge egos, both bring a lot of bravado, both are sort of playing characters when they perform. And at the end of the day, they’re both entertainers.”

To tell you the truth, I never saw the connection….But in hindsight…..it’s there

And they all get over….

September 28, 2009 Posted by | Entertainment, Politics | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment