Lauryn Hill Drops a New Song.. Are You Feeling It? Lauryn to Do Jail Time

lauryn hillLauryn Hill is making moves.. She comes with a new song.. perhaps a teaser as to what we can expect in future offerings which will hopefully help her retire her tax debt.. What do y’all think of this new joint..

Important Update.. On May 6th 2013 Lauryn Hill was sentenced to three months in jail for  tax evasion’.. The song that is released below was supposed to help her stay out of jail, but apparently not..The judge wants the mother of 6 to spend 3 months in jail.. Not sure what that will accomplish.. Does the US want its money or do they want to disrupt someone’s family life?  When will some of these corporate tax cheats do time for not paying taxes? Thus far a slew of artists ranging from Wesley  Snipes to Beanie Segal to Ja Rule all have been sentenced for not paying taxes..The message should be clear.. If you’re not a rich white corporate CEO the government will come and get you..

If thats not enough Lauryn Hill is also being ordered to undergo counseling to deal with her ‘conspiracy theories’.. lauryn who recently talked about the music industry being overly commercial and part of the illuminati raised concerns and now they want her to do counseling on top of the 3 months jail time and 3 months home confinement read about that HERE

One would think some of these lawmakers who ran around with crazy theories like economic trickle down or rape having a variety of categories including legitimate rape would be required to take counseling, but alas such is not the case in America

Mountain Dew Drops Lil Wayne Over Offensive Emmet Till Lyrics

Lil WayneI was on the phone with a friend of mine, Roger Suggs, AKA Vigalantee, a rapper out of Kansas City.  I respect Roger as much or more than nearly any other artist on earth because he understands that being a “hip-hop head” is not inconsistent with showing a sincere love for black people. Hip-hop was established as a voice for the people to liberate themselves, not as an avenue to accentuate our continued oppression.That’s when I heard the news: Mountain Dew and Pepsico are cutting their deal with Lil Wayne (aka Dwayne Carter).

The decision was likely due to Wayne’s unfortunate decision to compare the battered face of Emmett Till to a woman’s vagina.  This doesn’t include the fact that he has rapped about killing old ladies, little babies and women (Here’s a verse from the song “We Be Steady Mobbin,” where Wayne first says that he’ll steal your girl and make her “Nutt for me, then slutt or me, then Steal for me, then kill for me, and of course it’ll be your cash……And then I’ll murder that b*tch and send her body back to yo ass”).  The decision just had to be made to cut the relationship, and it was one that says that boundaries have to be set on the corporate sponsored, modern day minstrel show otherwise known as commercialized hip-hop.

When I heard the announcement, a thunderbolt of joy shot through my body, similar to the way I felt when that girl said “yes” to my request for a first date in the 8th grade.  My happiness came from finally realizing that progressive and conscientious activism has finally pierced through the wall of the hip-hop industrial complex, which has often lived on top of a mountain of arrogance fully funded and protected by a slew of corporate dollar bills.  Lil Wayne could have easily humbled himself to the family from the beginning and apologized for desecrating the memory of one of the most important civil rights figures in history, but artists have long felt that they can readily disrespect black people and not even utter so much as an explanation.

These record labels don’t give a damn about the fallout of their music on black communities, where the genocide of black families is being celebrated and glorified on the radio every single day.  They don’t have to see all the bodies piling up, as otherwise productive husbands, fathers, sons and daughters are being left dead in the streets or hauled off to private prisons that have turned young black children into profitable commodities.   Universal Records is not with me when I go into high schools and see how many young boys have been taught to embrace anti-intellectualism, since it’s become cool to be “ignant.”  Hip-hop didn’t cause all of the urban decay that initially created these conditions, but it doesn’t help that this music reinforces  the mindset that sustains them.

Lil Wayne pleads guilty may have to do 12-14 months

There was another part of me that felt sad about the announcement by Mountain Dew.  I felt bad that it had to come this far.  I felt bad that Dwayne Carter, a man with as much brilliance as any college professor I’ve ever seen, had been convinced to use his powers for evil rather than good.  Lil Wayne and I should be working side-by-side to keep black men out of prison, to exalt black women and to protect black children and communities, but structural racism turned him into the kind of man who tends to hate people like me.  I hated the fact that I had to fight another black man in order to save and protect black kids, and it is because I love these kids that I knew I could not stop.  I would fight for these children as hard as Lil Wayne fights for money; in fact, I would give my life.

Today is a new day and time for a new paradigm in black America.  It is the day that the black community will stop being used as the whipping boy of the commercialized hip-hop industry, which left true hip-hop behind in exchange for a dog and pony show.   Black women are not b*tches and hoes, even if some of them have come to accept that label.  Black boys are meant to be brilliant, hard-working leaders of their communities, and we won’t allow them to be brainwashed into becoming blunt-blowing, “tatted up” serial baby daddies or thugged out urban terrorists.  Law-abiding black people will no longer stand idly by as our children have their brains bombarded with lyrics that remind them to stay high and drunk, to kill one another and to talk about the women we love as if they are less than human.

Today is the day we stand UP and let the world know that true black leadership has arrived, and it’s not afraid to “get gangsta” with corporate America.

by Dr Boyce Watkins

Yahoo On The Road With John Legend A Huge Success

( 4UMF NEWS ) Yahoo On The Road With John Legend A Huge Success:

Yahoo-On-The-Road-With-John-Legend-A-Huge-SuccessManhattan was abuzz thanks to Yahoo! and john Legend. 4UMF was on the scene to report to you. The nine-time Grammy winning musician has teamed up with the internet powerhouse as part of the Yahoo! On The Road concert tour. Kicking off tonight at Washington Heights’ United Palace Theatre, the tour will stop in a different city every day for the entire month of May. Opening for Legend was R&B musician and singer Ryan Leslie.

RB-musician-and-singer-Ryan-LeslieLeslie stepped onto the stage dressed in all black with a number 13 Mozart jersey. With his gold medallion swinging, Leslie performed several songs off of Les Is More and the highly-anticipated album Black Mozart. Keeping the crowd entertained between sets, DJ Johnny Famous played a wide range of hits spanning over 30 years, spinning everything from Jackson 5′s “I Want You Back” to French Montana‘s “Pop That.”

By the time Legend made his way out, the packed audience was at a fever pitch. Accompanied by the Salomé Chamber Orchestra, Legend dove right into his set which included songs from his upcoming album Love In the Future to his 2004 debut Get Lifted album, including “Tonight (Best You Ever Had),” “Save Room” and “Used To Love U.”

Legend and Leslie weren’t the only ones that graced the stage. Funny man Craig Robinson, on hand to promote his upcoming movie Tyler Perry’s Peeples, came out to surprise the crowd and introduce Leslie. Comedian Michael Yo, a regular on Chelsea Lately, also made an appearance.

Yahoo-On-The-Road-With-John-Legend-A-Huge_SuccessDriving cross-country from New York to San Francisco, Yahoo! On The Road will be stopping in a different city every day. The tour will then jump the pond to Europe, starting in Berlin on June 11 and ending at the Yahoo! Wireless Festival in London on July 14. Other artists slated to perform at Yahoo! On The Road include Fall Out Boy, fun., Lumineers, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Imagine Dragons, and Empire of the Sun,Musical performances will be streamed live for Yahoo! users everywhere at the Yahoo! On The Road site.The tour will also feature many of Yahoo!’s newly-reimagined products and experiences including Weather, Mail, Flickr, Yahoo! Music, and more.

Yahoo-On-The-Road-With-John-Legend“We’re excited to hit the road and engage with Yahoo! fans around the U.S. and Europe,” said Kathy Savitt, Chief Marketing Officer at Yahoo!. “Our mission is to make the world’s daily habits entertaining and inspiring; and nothing brings that to life more than surprising and delighting our users in their daily routines with some of the most popular names in music and entertainment.”

For each concert, Yahoo! will be giving away tickets to fans who show off their Yahoo! pride at the designated bus stop in each city (while supplies last). Getting a ticket will be as easy as uploading a photo with Flickr or downloading the new Yahoo! Weather app. For more information on the tour, tickets or to watch the performances from the comfort of your own home, head over to the official website here.