12th Letter debuted a new record called No Country For Old Men (which he will be will be releasing later this month) when he stopped by Backroad Radio and spit some dope rhymes over Pusha T’s Numbers on The Board.
Check out the video below
“Ism Churchill” is the latest project from Chicago’s own GLC’s. This time, GL collabs with producer/engineer Mr Live. Featuring the likes of Raheem DeVaughn, Cardo, Chevy Woods, King Chip, Wais P, Minty Burns, YP, Get Gwop, Hassan Khaffaf, MG, Snapback, Tator Chip & his London Thot, expect to hear greatness from his new tape.
Download his mixtape here
Uruguay became the first country to legalize the growing, sale and smoking of marijuana on Tuesday, a pioneering social experiment that will be closely watched by other nations debating drug liberalization.
A government-sponsored bill approved by 16-13 votes in the Senate provides for regulation of the cultivation, distribution and consumption of marijuana and is aimed at wresting the business from criminals in the small South American nation.
Cannabis consumers will be able to buy a maximum of 40 grams (1.4 ounces) each month from licensed pharmacies as long as they are Uruguayan residents over the age of 18 and registered on a government database that will monitor their monthly purchases.
When the law is implemented in 120 days, Uruguayans will be able to grow six marijuana plants in their homes a year, or as much as 480 grams (about 17 ounces), and form smoking clubs of 15 to 45 members that can grow up to 99 plants per year.
Registered drug users should be able to start buying marijuana over the counter from licensed pharmacies in April.
“We begin a new experience in April. It involves a big cultural change that focuses on public health and the fight against drug trafficking,” Uruguay’s first lady, Senator Lucía Topolansky, told Reuters.
Uruguay’s attempt to quell drug trafficking is being followed closely in Latin America where the legalization of some narcotics is being increasingly seen by regional leaders as a possible way to end the violence spawned by the cocaine trade.
Rich countries debating legalization of pot are also watching the bill, which philanthropist George Soros has supported as an “experiment” that could provide an alternative to the failed U.S.-led policies of the long “war on drugs.”
The bill gives authorities 120 days to set up a drug control board that will regulate cultivation standards, fix the price and monitor consumption.
The use of marijuana is legal in Uruguay, a country of 3.3 million that is one of the most liberal in Latin America, but cultivation and sale of the drug are not.
Other countries have decriminalized marijuana possession and the Netherlandsallows its sale in coffee shops, but Uruguay will be the first nation to legalize the whole chain from growing the plant to buying and selling its leaves.
Uruguay’s leftist president, Jose Mujica, defends his initiative as a bid to regulate and tax a market that already exists but is run by criminals.
“We’ve given this market as a gift to the drug traffickers and that is more destructive socially than the drug itself, because it rots the whole of society,” the 78-year-old former guerrilla fighter told Argentine news agency Telam.
Even though it is set to clear the Senate, the legislation faces fierce opposition from conservatives and Mujica has yet to convince a majority of Uruguayans that it is a good idea.
According to a recent opinion poll by Equipos Consultores, 58 percent of Uruguayans oppose legalizing pot, although that is down from 68 percent in a previous survey in June.
Critics say legalization will not only increase consumption but open the door to the use of harder drugs than marijuana, which according to government statistics is used by 8 percent of Uruguayans on a regular basis.
“Competing with drug traffickers by offering marijuana at a lower price will just increase the market for a drug that has negative effects on public health,” said Senator Alfredo Solari of the conservative Colorado Party.
If it works, the legislation is expected to fuel momentum for wider legalization of marijuana elsewhere, including the United States and in Europe. Decriminalization of all drug possession by Portugal in 2001 is held up as a success for reducing drug violence while not increasing drug use.
“This development in Uruguay is of historic significance,” said Ethan Nadelmann, founder of the Drug Policy Alliance, a leading sponsor of drug policy reform partially funded by Soros through his Open Society Foundation.
“Uruguay is presenting an innovative model for cannabis that will better protect public health and public safety than does the prohibitionist approach,” Nadelmann said.
Source: CBS News
Police were responding to reports of a shooting at a Colorado high school on Friday in which two people may have been wounded, local media reported.
The Denver Post newspaper reported a shooting and a fire at Arapahoe High School in Centennial, Colorado, citing a dispatcher with the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office.
Arapahoe County Sheriff Grayson Robinson told the local ABC affiliate he believed there were two victims and that the shooter was still inside the school but gave no further details. Local KDVR television reported two people had been injured.
The Arapahoe County Sheriff’s office confirmed to Reuters that officers were at the school but declined to give further details.
The incident comes a day before the first anniversary of the tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut, in which a gunman killed 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
Television images from the Colorado school show students running out of the building with their hands raised and gathering on a track field. Some students were shown being patted down after leaving the school.
A woman who answered the phone at a Yogurtland across the street said her store was being evacuated and dozens of police officers were at the school with guns drawn.
Phone calls to the Arapahoe High School were not answered. A spokesman for Littleton Public Schools, the district which administers the school, said the school had been placed on lockdown.
Centennial is a suburban community south of Denver, not far from the unincorporated community in nearby Jefferson County that is home to Columbine High School, where two students killed 13 students and staff there before shooting themselves to death in 1999.
If you don’t know about battle rapper Daylyt, then you might want to do some research. He is very over-the-top when it comes to his battles and he never shies away from doing something that will draw eyes to him.
So fans of Daylt were not shocked that in his new video, “Paul Walker” an image of the dead Fast & Furious star appears in the visual with him. The visual starts with Daylt speaking with Tyrese at an event. Then the clip transitions into a scene where Daylt is sitting in the passenger side of a car that Walker is driving!
Daylyt rhymes, “I be speeding till I crash, Paul Walker” and “hundred miles per hour, crash, kill myself.” In the backseat are slightly visible images of Tyrese’s head bobbing around.
Fans of Walker and the FF franchise we’re not pleased and took to twitter to express their anger.
How do you feel? Check out the video below and leave comments in the comment section
Super agent Scott Boras has been one of the biggest critics of Jay Z and his Roc Nation management company especially after one his biggest clients, Robinson Cano left to join up with the Roc.
In an interview with Boston Herald recently, Boras ripped into Cano and his new agent Jay Z for the deal they struck with Seattle.
While Boras didn’t flat out throw Jay Z’s name out in the open, he did send a subliminal shot by not acknowledging his part in making the financially beneficial deal happen.
“It’s very different to be the creator of the umbrella versus those who stand under it. When you’re bringing the prettiest girl to the prom, you don’t really pay attention to who he’s dancing with, unless it’s a very unusual step.”
It’s no secret the two have exchanged competitive words in the past, as Jay Z rapped about taking Cano from Boras on his Magna Carta album, and Boras responded in past statements to news outlets.
After a stealth Thursday evening (9 p.m PT) release, Beyonce’s self-titled fifth solo studio set is likely headed towards a No. 1 debut on the Billboard 200 when that chart’s top 10 is revealed on Wednesday, Dec. 18.
The iTunes exclusive album, retailing for $15.99, contains 14 tracks and videos will not available for a physical purchases as of yet.
In just a three-hour sales window (closing at midnight Friday PT), “Beyonce” reportedly sold over 80,000 copies, according to industry sources. It’s still too early to judge what the set will do over the full three days left in the sales tracking week (which ends Sunday night), but with prior projected leader, “Blame It All On My Roots: Five Decades Of Influences” by Garth Brooks, estimated to shift 150,000-160,000 units, Beyonce is already halfway that sum. And in the time it would take someone to fly from New York to Miami.
The album release was so heavily guarded, that reportedly only a dozen or so members of her Sony Records family even were aware of the set being pushed to iTunes yesterday evening.
Beyonce’s last studio set “4” sold 310,000 in its debut week in July of 2011, but that was with a full sales week and a marketing/media push leading up to the release. It is an interesting commentary on the influence of social media in today’s world if “Beyonce” can come close to that sum with just social buzz driving the project instead of weeks of traditional media promotion normally part of the album release playbook.
Stay tuned to billboard.com as we track “Beyonce’s” sales over the course of the weekend and predict where the album will land, both in units and in rank, when the top of the Billboard 200 chart is revealed on Wednesday, Dec. 18.
This is a weird story across the board. On one hand you have MMG artist Wale. Wale is upset that he didn’t make Complex’s Top 50 albums of 2013 list. He decided that his best move would be to call the editor and air him out. (I would’ve thought the response would’ve been to make better music, or just ignore them, but who am I right?)
So the editor at Complex is on the phone with Wale and he’s obviously getting kind of belligerent. Rather than hang the phone up, the editor decided to tape the interview and post it online. (I guess they ran of Top 100 ideas today)
Of course Wale is upset at the trick Complex played and the editor is pissed that Wale would try him. Both sides look wild corny to me.
Listen to Wale’s call below