NEWS: Shad Moss (aka Bow Wow) Joins New TV Show “CSI: Cyber” Cast! [KingpinTV.net]

Shad Moss has got a new gig! CSI: Cyber will welcome the 106 & Park host as Brody “Baby Face” Nelson, a highly intelligent hacker. The rapper-turned-actor made the announcement via his personal Instagram page, giving more insight into his character’s background in the caption.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Nelson, the rapper’s character, will battle back and forth with the conflicts of working for the Feds and trying to keep his hands out of the Deep Web, where he was trained to be one of the most creative hackers in the world.

“Bow Wow is a gifted young actor who will have the responsibility, through his character, to set an example for young people who watch the show to ‘do what’s right’ even when you know ‘nothing but wrong,'” said Anthony E. Zuiker, creator of the CSI franchise.

This will add to the growing list of television ventures for Moss. In the past, he appeared in Entourage, Ugly Betty, Smallville, Brothers Garcia and Moesha.

CSI: Cyber is set to premiere during the 2014-2015 season on CBS.


 
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NEWS: US Appeals Court Approves Buju Banton’s Court Request! [KingpinTV.net]

The US Appeals Court has granted a request by Buju Banton’s attorneys, that they be allowed to present oral arguments before the court.
    
Lawyers for Buju Banton also known as Mark Myrie, are trying to get the court to grant the entertainer a new trial.
    
He was sentenced to ten years in prison on cocaine charges in June 2011.
    
His lawyers are arguing, that he was entrapped by a paid informant, and that there is clear evidence of  juror misconduct.
     
Lead attorney, Charles Ogletree, says the court’s decision to allow oral arguments is a positive step towards justice and freedom for Buju Banton. 
     
No date has yet been set for the lawyers to appear.


 
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CANCON VIDEO OF THE WEEK: P. Reign ft. Waka Flocka Flame – “Chickens” [KingpinTV.net]

Toronto’s P. REIGN drops the visuals for the new song “Chickens” featuring Waka Flocka Flame.


 
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VIDEO: Lyrica Anderson Ft. Kevin Gates – “Feenin” [KingpinTV.net]

Emerging R&B Songstress Lyrica Anderson’s new visuals featuring Kevin Gates

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NEWS: Pitbull To Have His Own Channel On SiriusXM Satellite Radio! [KingpinTV.net]

Pitbull is going to have his own SiriusXM channel.

Scheduled to debut in early 2015, the channel will feature both music by the Miami star as well as personal selections from other artists. The anchor of the channel will be a weekly show hosted by Pitbull.

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VIDEO: DJ Khaled ft. Chris Brown, August Alsina, Future & Jeremih – “Hold You Down” [KingpinTV.net]

New visuals from Dj Khaled and R&B’s finest.

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NEWS: NBA Fines Drake & Toronto Raptors $25,000 For Kevin Durrant Remarks At OVO Fest! [KingpinTV.net]

The Toronto Raptors have been fined $25,000 for comments that rap star and team ambassador Drake made about Kevin Durant at a recent concert that the NBA has deemed a violation of its anti-tampering rules, sources with knowledge of the league’s ruling told ESPN.com on Monday.

Rapper Drake, the global ambassador for the Raptors, asked a Toronto crowd to

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INSIGHT: Shadeism & How It Affects Musical Culture [KingpinTV.net]

Bloggers note: This was inspired by a lovely young social worker who bought this to my attention.

Typical day relaxing with the boys. Sports are on, alcohol is flowing, we clowning each other and discussing various “man” topics such as the greatest athlete of all time and of course females

During this interesting discussion the topic of former female super group “Dentinys Child” came up. The round table then turned to “Who’s the hottest chick to emerge form the group?”

Of course the overwhelming answer was Beyonce, but one person asked this question “What about Latavia? or better yet what about Kelly?”

Based on the photo below, both ladies are beautiful in their own right:

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In the end everyone agreed that all members of the group were beautiful….except one comment stood out from one person…”Latavia and Kelly are beautiful for black girls”

Huh???? Did I miss the memo? Shouldn’t beauty be appreciated regardless of complexion?

I had just experienced Shadeism

“Shadeism is defined as the discrimination of individuals based on skin tone within their own ethnic community”

So where did this form of internal racism come from that is not only endemic in the black community, but exists within Chinese, Indian, Hispanic & Aboriginal cultures?

It started with colonialism and the “European Standard” of beauty which places an emphasis on skin colors and hair textures that exclude those of darker skin.. Preferential treatment was given to people of color who were lighter than the rest. “Lightness” allowed for mingling with the colonial masters and their kinfolk. Darker skinned individuals were essentially ostracized. Darker skin also pointed to working in the sun for long hours making little to no money. This was the early beginnings of a class system based on skin tone. Sadly women suffer more under this internal divide

So how does this affect our society today?

Let’s look at Hip Hop culture.

Here are some quotes from current Hip Hop MC’s:

Young Berg:

“I’m kinda racist…I don’t like dark butts…You know how some women prefer light skin men or dark skin men.It’s rare that I do dark butts – that’s what I call dark skinned women…I [don’t date women] darker than me.”

“I love the pool test. If you can jump in the pool exactly like you are and you don’t come out looking better than you looked before going in the pool – then that’s not a good look. Any woman that uses brown gel to set down her baby hair is not poppin.”

Meek Mill:

“My new young chick look exactly like Rihanna/A** like Nicki, but she yellow like Madonna.”

Waka Flocka: 

“Used to be black girls was the baddest shit, you know what I mean? Spanish, J-Lo be poppin’ … white women are poppin’ right now, man. They fuckin’ poppin’. Imma just be real.”

Lil Wayne:

“Beautiful Black Woman i bet that b*tch look better red”.

Now here is a video of how a progressively lighter some prominent females associated with Hip Hop culture have become over time:

Nowadays Hip Hop videos depict the MC living a glamorous lifestyle surrounded by beautiful “lighter” women regardless of nationality. As long as she’s bright she’s right.

Men are no strangers to the shadeism craze. Recently incarcerated Dancehall artist Vybz Kartel, who’s sudden complexion change shocked fans a few years ago had said this to say in regards to lighter skin:

“This is my new image, You can expect the unexpected. I feel comfortable with black people lightening their skin. They want a different look. It’s tantamount to white people getting a sun tan.”

Vybz recently changed his stance…..

This imagery has lead to people have becoming obsessed with maintaining a lighter complexion. It has become relatively common to hear “I can be outside in the sun, I don’t want to get too dark”

Is it ever any wonder why males want a female with a lighter complexion?

Much like the obsession of acquiring bigger bootiespeople will risk their health to obtain that “desired” complexion. For as little as $5.99, “Bleaching” lotions are available at your local beauty supply store. Mercury is a common component  of these creams, which is a proven neurotoxin and can cause birth defects if used by women during the prenatal period. Inorganic mercury exposure is associated with rashes, skin discoloration, scaring, secondary bacterial and fungal infections, and even renal impairment and damage to the nervous system.

As long as the image of a lighter complexion is portrayed as the meal ticket to success & beauty, people will continue to risk their lives and well being for what is considered beauty.

The reality of the way things are today can be summed up like this: Although it is said the darker the berry the sweeter the juice, music culture has it that the lighter the treat the sweeter the meat.

Chew on that one…

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FEATURE: 5 Reasons You Should Have Sex With Your Man Every Night! [KingpinTV.net]

I was getting a manicure the first time I learned that not all wives want to, ahem, go for a roll in the hay with their husbands. I was 16 and had picked out orange nail polish (oh, sixteen). I had a book with me but it wasn’t long before I found another source of entertainment. In-between buffings and polishings, the two women next to me talked about how much their husbands wanted IT and how little they wanted to give IT.

For a girl that had not even been asked out on a date this was a whole new world. I had a suspicion that their experience was more realistic than the articles I sneaky read in Cosmo while getting my hair done at the salon. (I am supposed to put my hand WHERE? while simultaneously doing WHAT?) So I kept my eyes on my book, let the words blur into lines and listened closely.

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VIDEO: French Montana ft. Fabolous & Wale – “R&B Bitches” [KingpinTV.net]


 
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NEWS: Mariah Carey Fires Jermaine Dupri As Her Manager! [KingpinTV.net]

Mariah Carey has severed ties with managerJermaine Dupri, Billboard reports. Sources say Carey is working with former record exec Kevin Liles and his management imprint, KWL Entertainment, although nothing has been set in stone.

Dupri confirmed the business split via a statement to Billboard. “I’m a very Continue reading

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NEWS: Trinidad James Gets Dropped By Def Jam, And Doesn’t Care! [KingpinTV.net]

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Trinidad James is back in hustle mode after he was reportedly booted from Def Jam.

Last Friday (Aug. 2) James announced that he was no longer with the imprint tweeting, “I should tell yall. I got dropped by the Label. My Album is now free. If u hear ur beat or verse on it. I hope u want dap cuz i got no money.” 

Yesterday, he delivered “Doin Me” to address getting dropped. The Atlanta native lets out more than Continue reading

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NEWS: Nicole Murphy Calls Off Wedding With Michael Strahan For Cheating! [KingpinTV.net]

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After Michael Strahan and Nicole Murphyabruptly called it quits, more information has surfaced revealing the reason why they split. According to TMZ, the Hollywood Exesstar called off the engagement after learning that her fiancé was unfaithful.

Allegedly, Murphy found out about Strahan’s cheating ways in early July. It’s not clear what was the Continue reading

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NEWS: Drake Makes History On R&B/Hip Hop Airplay Chart! [KingpinTV.net]

With Lil Wayne and Drake’s “Believe me” rising on the R&B/Hip Hop Airplay chart, Drake scores his 14th #1. This allows Drake to surpass Continue reading

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VIDEO: Mobb Deep ft. The Lox – “All A Dream” [KingpinTV.net]

Better believe it…..Tha Infamous Mobb Deep teams up with Yonkers finest The Lox…

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VIDEO: Eric Bellinger ft. Kid Ink – “Kiss Goodnight” [KingpinTV.net]

New visuals from Eric Bellinger featuring Kid Ink

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VIDEO: Stalley – “Feel The Bass” [KingpinTV.net]


 
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NEWS: Yung Joc’s Wife Files For Divorce Over Love & Hip Hop Atlanta! [KingpinTV.net]

The wife of “Love and Hip Hop” star Yung Joc must have finally reached her tolerance level watching her hubby and his sidepiece on TV … so she’s pulling the plug on their marriage.

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NEWS: Meek Mill Going To Jail! [KingpinTV.net]

Not a good time for the MMG rapper Meek Mil right now, after earlier this week taking to Twitter to talk about his unsupportive label mate Wale. “Rapper Meek Mill sentenced to 3-6 months in county jail. DA was worried about behavior while on probation” Continue reading

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NEWS: Dr. Dre’s Beats Electronics Sues Chinese Company for Counterfeit Products! [KingpinTV.net]

A group of China-based websites have been making billions from a counterfeiting ring selling forged Beats by Dre audio gear, according to a new lawsuit.

The knockoff products are cheaply made, bear the same red “b” logo of Dr. Dre andJimmy Iovine’s Apple-acquired company and brought in $135 billion in revenue, Continue reading

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NEWS: Apollo Nida Sentenced To Eight Years For Bank Fraud, ID Theft! [KingpinTV.net]

Apollo Nida, the husband of Phaedra Parks on “The Real Housewives of Atlanta,” Tuesday received an eight-year sentence by a federal court judge for his four-year scheme that involved bank, mail and wire fraud and ID theft.

Judge Charles Pannell, under sentencing guidelines, could have given him anywhere from 92 to 115 months. The government was Continue reading

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NEWS: Lil Wayne Owes The IRS A Whole Lot Of Money! [KingpinTV.net]

Earlier this year in Miami, the IRS filed a tax lien for taxes owed from the Young Money CEO for 2011 and 2012 for a grand total of $12,155,084. (That comes out to $5,843,952 for 2011 and $6,311,132 for 2012.) Sheesh! It didn’t stop there, though.
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NEWS: Prince Claps Back At Lil Mo For Her Instagram Rant! [KingpinTV.net]

Play with fire, and you’re gonna get burned. Somebody should have warned Lil Mo before she went on the attack against Prince, and was left to deal with the aftermath. The R&B singer slammed the music icon after his security team stopped her from using the restroom backstage at Essence Festival over the weekend, and then went a step further and criticized the Purple One’s singing.

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NEWS: Former Hi-5 Member Russell Neal Faces Murder Charges! [KingpinTV.net]

Bloggers Note: By turning himself in, Russell Neal Proves he is not playing hard to get….

Former Hi-Five R&B singer Russell Neal is in custody after turning himself in to police on July 2, saying his wife was dead in their Houston apartment. Continue reading

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NEWS/VIDEO: Kanye West Gets BOOED By The Crowd At The Wireless Festival In The UK! [KingpinTV.net]

Kanye West was booed by festival-goers on Friday night after he launched into an extraordinary ’20-minute rant’ in the middle of his Wireless set.

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VIDEO: The Dream “Black” [KingpinTV.net]

Inspired by the comments made by Clippers owner Donald Sterling, The Dream releases this powerful track. The visuals deal with global issues both past and present

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NEWS: Album Sales Down, Stream Equivalents Nearly Double, Vinyl Continues Gain! [KingpinTV.net]

While digital streaming revenue growth continues to offset the decline in digital album and track sales, the music industry still has the same problem it has wrestled with for over a decade: physical music’s decline is outpacing digital’s growth.

As the industry has evolved from Continue reading

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VIDEO: Ma$e Ft. Eric Bellinger “Nothing” [KingpinTV.net]

New Visuals: Ma$e featuring Eric Bellinger

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NEWS: Members Of The Zulu Nation Send A Warning To World Star Hip Hop! [KingpinTV.net]

In an open letter to Lee “Q” O’Denat founder of WorldStarHipHop.com, members of the hip-hop awareness group The Universal Zulu Nation headed by hip-hop pioneer Afrika Bambaataa addresed some of the many issues they have with the website in the way it portray’s hip hop culture and the exploitation of those individuals who are featured in many of the violent videos on the popular website that is ranked as 247th in site traffic in the United States and 983rd for worldwide traffic, according to Alexa.

The Zulu Nation says World Star does not rep Continue reading

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VIDEO: Sevyn Streeter – “B.A.N.S.” [KingpinTV.net]

Singer/songwriter Sevyn Streeter with here new visuals for B.A.N.S

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