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September 14th, 2011
Yesterday was the 15th anniversary of Tupac Shakur’s death and in his honour Atlanta University Center’s Woodruff Library will display a large collection of 2Pac’s work. In association with the Tupac Amaru Shakur Foundation, the library has “assembled over 30 boxes of handwritten song lyrics, poems, tracklists, video treatments, manuscripts, and pieces of memorabilia from Pac’s friends, family, and collaborators.” These mementos span the years of 1969 to 2008 and include a handwritten songbook and first drafts of poems from The Rose That Grew From Concrete. (Via Hip Hop DX)
Yesterday was the 5th anniversary of Lupe Fiasco’s debut album, Food & Liquor and now the album is getting a reissue. The special edition will include four extra songs including “Theme Music to a Drive-By,” “Titled,” “Carrera Lu,” and “What It Do.” The CD will also have the music videos for “Daydreamin’” featuring Jill Scott and “I Gotcha” featuring Pharrell Williams. (Via Hip Hop DX)
Things Fall Apart is the new film written by and starring rapper 50 Cent and directed by Mario Van Peebles about a promising football player’s battle with cancer. But 50 Cent has run into a few problems regarding the film. Last year he was sued for not paying the casting director and production company for their services and he recently got into a legal battle with well-known author, Chinua Achebe. Achebe was forcing 50 Cent to change the name of his film, as it’s the same title of his 1958 novel. After 50 Cent refused to change the name, Achebe threatened to sue, so Fiddy attempted to settle out of court offering Achebe $1 million to attain the title. He refused the money and is forcing 50 Cent to change the title to All Things Fall Apart or else a legitimate legal battle will occur. (Via Hip Hop DX)
Sorry Rick Perry, Mitt Romney, and Michele Bachmann, but Lil Wayne hates you. Yesterday, Weezy spoke with VIBE and candidly talked about the Tea Party Republicans, saying they disrespect President Barack Obama more because of his race than his social policies. He added, that “You have to make the most of who you are because the Republicans are never going to like us.” Lil Wayne will be featured in the next issue of VIBE, which will probably elaborate about his thoughts on current political issues. (Via VIBE)Tweet