American Idol winner Jordan sparkes cancles engagements with Alicia Keys

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  1. Deno

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    Apr 19, 2006
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    I heard on the news Jordan Sparks has canceled her opening tour with Alicia Keys due to a throat injury. Although this may totally be the case I can't help but wonder if there are other issues involved. Jordan who is 18 years old and recently sang the national anthem at a football game with over 100,000 attending and millions on tv watching. Who also was scheduled to sing in Washington DC at a large organized event might be doing this all for other reason. Recently I heard this really crazy shit Alicia Keys is saying and here is a cut and paste from an article I found.

    There's another side to Alicia Keys: conspiracy theorist. The Grammy-winning singer-songwriter tells Blender magazine: "'Gangsta rap' was a ploy to convince black people to kill each other. 'Gangsta rap' didn't exist."

    Keys, 27, said she's read several Black Panther autobiographies and wears a gold AK-47 pendant around her neck "to symbolize strength, power and killing 'em dead," according to an interview in the magazine's May issue, on newsstands Tuesday.

    Another of her theories: That the bicoastal feud between slain rappers Tupac Shakur and Notorious B.I.G. was fueled "by the government and the media, to stop another great black leader from existing."

    Keys' AK-47 jewelry came as a surprise to her mother, who is quoted as telling Blender: "She wears what? That doesn't sound like Alicia." Keys' publicist, Theola Borden, said Keys was on vacation and unavailable for comment.

    Though she's known for her romantic tunes, she told Blender that she wants to write more political songs. If black leaders such as the late Black Panther Huey Newton "had the outlets our musicians have today, it'd be global. I have to figure out a way to do it myself," she said.

    I can't help but think she might be distancing herself from this type of crazy shit. Even Obama turned his back on his minister because of speech which was not serving himself well. I might be wrong but it all seems to coincidental.
  2. B_VinylBoy

    B_VinylBoy New Member

    Nov 30, 2007
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    In a twisted way, she's right about Gangsta Rap.

    Nobody called it that from the beginning. The term came from cops who hated the idea of people playing NWA's "F*** Tha Police" from their cars. Before that, people like Ice-T, Geto Boys and Kool G. Rap laid down several rhymes that talked about the street, gang banging, drug dealing and the like. But neither of these rappers back then called it "Gangster Rap". They were merely making music based on their surroundings.

    Of course, after the term "Gangster Rap" was made, it caused NWA's sales to go through the roof. This made other labels & imitators embrace the term in order to try and cash in on the hype. Hence now this whole gangsta rap ideal. It's all garbage if you ask me.
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