Monday, February 3, 2014

Who Is Rayshawn Mc Graphik Harris?

Richmond native Rayshawn Mc Graphik Harris was born May 13, 1987 in M.C.V hospital located in the downtown area of Richmond VA. He began his life living in the Jackson Ward Projects with his mother, which marked only the beginning of many trials and tribulations he would soon face. With his father being in and out of jail due to heavy participation in the drug game, Graphik was already faced with much to bear at young age. Sadly, things would soon only get worse for him. His mother suffered from a dangerous addiction to crack cocaine, a addiction that came with a heavy price to pay! Due to his mothers actions from her addiction he tragically lost two of his siblings, Brittany and Savon Harris in the early 90's. Soon thereafter, he was placed in the custody of his grandparents Marlene and Larry Harris. Making a transition to the southside area of Richmond he began running the streets, mainly around the Hopkins rd and Broad Rock areas. The events of his recent past reflected highly in his attitude and behavior. He had grown bitter, pretty much having a ~I dont give a fuck" mentality, causing him to be kicked out of numerous schools. Some may have thought that all hope was lost for him but, he soon would find a release. Graphik found a passion inside of him that not only leveled him out but helped him to cope with life as well. Music! Music became his breath of fresh air through the many storms he had and was facing. It was also his way of publicly displaying his story, reaching out for a ear to listen. Some may not understand his music or his passion for it but, he thrives to make visible his undeniable truth. Graphik is truly a star on the rise, having more than 175 tracks on record with over 5 mixtapes and counting. Amazingly talented he not only shines as a artist but also as a producer, beat maker, mixes, and graphic designer. Working hard in such aspects not only for his selfmade tracks but, for his upcoming label and movement as well. Destined for greatness Graphik is focused, determined, and pushing strong to makes his dreams and aspirations a marvelous reality. He does so in memory of his grandparents in which he will always thrive to never let down!

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George Zimmerman Says Game Would Be "Perfect Opponent" In Boxing Match

The fight promoter for George Zimmerman's celebrity boxing match says George Zimmerman says Game is the ideal opponent. Last week, George Zimmerman agreed to participate in a celebrity boxing match on March 1. Since that time, Game and DMX have expressed interest in fighting Zimmerman, who was found not guilty of second-degree murder of manslaughter following his fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin. Now, it seems that Zimmerman is interested in fighting Game. AllHipHop reports that Zimmerman told Damon Feldman, the promoter of the celebrity event that Game is an ideal match for him. “He [George Zimmerman] is open to any challengers that make sense, but he is training hard and he said ‘Game is the perfect opponent,’”Feldman said. TMZ reports that the match will take place in a secret location with high levels of security, with only about 100 people present, for fear of retaliation against Zimmerman. Feldman also said that Zimmerman has signed a contract to be in the fight, and that anyone wishing to get in the ring with Zimmerman can apply to do so by emailing

Lil Boosie Says He "Can't Wait To Get Out" & That He Has Hundreds Of Songs Ready To Record

Lil Boosie says his new music will show "growth" as a son, father and man. Baton Rouge, Louisiana native Lil Boosie is slated to be released from prison months before he was originally scheduled, and with the news, Boosie says he's excited to get out. In contacting his publicist, Chew Davis of Von Chew Media & Entertainment, Boosie released a statement exclaiming his soon to be freedom. “I can’t wait to get out and squash all that sh*t,” Boosie said in the statement via AllHipHop. “I think the folks are waiting for my return to the game.” Boosie also confirmed he has hundreds of songs written during his time of incarceration and that they're all ready to be recorded. According to him, his new material will be "real life music" and fans will be able to witness his “growth as a son, a father, a man and with the help of his brother TQ, a verified businessman.” Also in the statement, Boosie wants to make it clear that any scheduling for appearances and shows or any bookings under his name that were not conducted by his brother/manager Taquari “TQ” Hatch or Johnnie Cabbell are not legit. It was recently announced that Lil Boosie is slated to be released from prison next month. According to a recent post by MissInfo, Lil Boosie’s release date, which was formerly reported as August of this year, has been pushed up to just before Valentine’s Day. Due to “safety concerns and protocols” Boosie says he'll be home by the end of February but the exact date for his return was not confirmed by him. February 13, 2014 is Boosie reported prison release date. Bun B also confirmed that Boosie would be released on February 13. "Boosie Bad Ass gets home on February 13. Confirmed. Get ready,” he said in a tweet.

Kanye West & Chief Keef Reportedly Collaborating

West, Keef and Interscope A&R Larry Jackson were photographed together, fueling rumors of an upcoming collaboration. Kanye West and Chief Keef were photographed together Saturday (February 1) and some publications, including Complex, have reported that this makes "it looks like the two are working together on Keef's upcoming project, Bang 3, which is slated to come out March 3." In May 2012, West remixed Chief Keef's "I Don't Like." Keef spoke about this remix soon after the track was released. “He did reach out to me by doing a song,” Keef said at the time. “I know he wouldn’t do that to anybody. He really don’t give a fuck. I do feel like he reached out to me by getting on the song.” During that interview, Keef also said how he felt about the record being made. “I wasn’t surprised,” Keef continued. “I was just like, ‘Kanye? Kanye wanna get on "I Don’t Like"?' But I could understand it, ’cause I know he be on it to talk about what he don’t like. And I made the song and nobody had come out with that idea yet.” Last year, West featured Keef on "Hold My Liquor," a selection off his most recent album, Yeezus. In June, Keef spoke about how being on the selection. "Yeah, I did a song called...I forgot," he said at the time. "I'm on [Yeezus]; I forget what the song's called, but it's hot—it's a hot song." The @peedapan Instagram photograph of West and Keef, joined by Interscope A&R Larry Jackson according to Complex, can be found below. The Instagram post has been deleted.

Meek Mill Says He's 70 Percent Done With New Album

Meek Mill says he is working on his new album and announces that it is slated for a Spring release. Meek Mill says he is 70 percent done with work for his new album, set to be released this year. “I’m working on my album right now [which is] coming out in the Spring,” Meek said in an interview with VladTV. “I’m about 70 percent done." Last year, Mill released his debut studio album, Dreams And Nightmares. Dreams and Nightmares earned a 3 out of 5 rating from HipHopDX at the time of its release. "With Dreams & Nightmares it’s clear that Rick Ross’ protégé needs more time before he can rightfully call himself the lieutenant of the MMG army," HipHopDX said at the time. "Rozay didn’t exactly come out the gate with universal acceptance on his debut Port of Miami either, arguably taking two to three albums before finally establishing himself as a respected artist. If you count his more recent Dreamchasers series and pieces of the two Maybach Music Group compilations, Meek Mill is on the verge of obtaining his stamp of approval. With that said, consider this project a dream that could be forgotten by mid-day." In January, Meek posted a Twitter update about his plans for his next album release. "My next album is all that matters #specialdelivery #2014," he said in one Twitter update.

Teacher Suspended For Including Lil Wayne Lyrics In Homework Assignment

A South Florida eighth grade English teacher was suspended for asking students to underline examples of figurative language in Lil Wayne's "6 Foot 7 Foot." A South Florida eighth grade English teacher of The Charter Schools of Boynton Beach has been suspended after assigning Lil Wayne lyrics as part of a homework assignment to her students. One parent, Vanessa Guzman, spoke with WPTV in Florida, regarding her disapproval of the teacher's assignment, which included directions to underline examples of figurative language in Lil Wayne's Cory Gunz-assisted "6 Foot 7 Foot" lyrics. "This is crazy," Guzman said in a WPTV report. "They shouldn't be giving this to kids in school...I'm uncomfortable reading any of this...They shouldn't be teaching this stuff in school for language arts. I mean, who in their right mind would give kids something like this?" An excerpt from "6 Foot 7 Foot's" follows: Two bitches at the same time, synchronized swimmers Got the girl twisted cause she open when you twist her Never met the bitch, but I fuck her like I missed her Life is the bitch, and death is her sister Sleep is the cousin, what a fuckin' family picture The school headmaster, Wayne Owens, addressed the matter with a statement. "The lesson was for students to learn to identify literary devices," Owens said. "The teacher had already introduced Edgar Allen Poe and Shakespeare. Students were having difficulty grasping the concepts of literary devices such as: pun, simile, metaphor, so the teacher used colloquial material. This material did not meet the school's standards and was not approved. The teacher recognizes that it was totally inappropriate for a school assignment." Guzman says she understands the motivation behind assigning this task, but still holds that it is "not appropriate at all." The teacher, who had "an unblemished record" has been suspended for three days, according to WPTV.

Joe Budden Talks New Solo Project, Slaughterhouse LP, Tahiry & Kendrick Grammy Snub

Joe Budden Says Eminem Has Limited Involvement On Slaughterhouse Album

Joe Budden calls Slaughterhouse's upcoming album, "Glass House," the group's "most personal body of work to date." Following the release of 2012’s welcome to: Our House, Shady Records’ own Slaughterhouse is gearing up for the release of their third studio album, Glass House. According to Slaughterhouse emcee Joe Budden, the album is slated for release either late spring or early summer. In addition to revealing an approximate release date for the album, Budden shared a few other details about the LP during a recent interview. While speaking with Hip Hop Since 1987, Budden spoke on Shady Records helmsman Eminem’s involvement on the project. He says Em played a limited role on the album due to the fact that he was working on an album of his own. “Well, this time around he was also working on his album while we were working on our album,” Budden said. “So, he hasn’t gotten a chance or the opportunity to be as involved as he was last time, but he still gives suggestions. He still lends his input via phone or still communicates as much as he can, however he can.” Budden, who currently serves as a star on the VH1 reality series “Love & Hip Hop,” referred to Slaughterhouse’s upcoming album as a “transparent” project that is the group’s “most personal” album to date. And although he commented on Just Blaze executive producing Glass House, he remained tight-lipped about artist features and producers on his next solo project, All Love Lost. “We locked in with Just Blaze who is executive producing Slaughterhouse’s third studio album called Glass House coming late spring, early summer on Shady/Interscope Records,” the Slaughterhouse rapper said. “The album is called Glass House because it’s extremely transparent, a very personal—by far our most personal body of work to date. I can’t wait for the fans to hear it. I have simultaneously been working on my next solo project, which is called All Love Lost. “I’m not telling anything. It’s too soon. It’s too premature,” he added. “We’re gonna keep the features at a bare minimum. The production, we’ll get into that closer to the day. But for songs that we have recorded so far, I’m extremely pleased with and I’m not going to put the album out until I’m happy with it. Like I’m really trying to take my time [with this one] and really make the album I know I’m capable of making.” In addition to speaking on the transparency of Glass House during his interview with Hip Hop Since 1987, in a post made via Twitter this month, Budden stated that the album will boast “a real Budden-esque undertone.” "Not to take credit at all, but I feel like the new Slaughterhouse album has a real Budden-esque undertone," Budden said in a tweet made on January 13. Budden’s solo album, All Love Lost, will serve as a follow up to the New Jersey wordsmith’s No Love Lost project. Released last February, the album included guest appearance from Lil Wayne, Juicy J, Wiz Khalifa, and numerous other artists.