Young Jeezy Concert Cancelled Over Shots/Beanie Sigel & Scarface Album?/ Sean Bell’s Fiancee Reaches Out To Martin’s Parents/ New Music

Posted: April 6, 2012 in Hip Hop News

Young Jeezy Concert Cancelled, One Man Shot

by Andres Vasquez

A Young Jeezy show in Toronto was reportedly shut down after a man was shot. The incident allegedly took place early Thursday morning and Jeezy later Tweeted about the cancelled show.

According to reports, the shooting took place inside the Sound Academy venue in Polson Pier. It reportedly stemmed from an altercation between concert-goers and one man was shot.

The victim was taken to St. Michael’s Hospital and, according to CTVNews, the man is currently in stable condition. Jeezy later Tweeted about the incident to let fans know that the show was cancelled and to promise a follow-up show that will come at a later date.

@YoungJeezy SnowGo Backstage @ Sound Academy in Toronto! Police closed venue and cancelled the greatest show!!! I will be back! Next stop London, Ontario! Apr 05 via web Favorite Retweet Reply

@YoungJeezy SnowGo Can’t Ban the snowman. I be back Toronto! #ItsThaWorld Apr 05 via web Favorite Retweet Reply

(HipHopDX)

Beanie Sigel & Scarface Confirms Their Plans To Drop A Joint Project

by Martin James

Beanie Sigel and Scarface shared the details of their upcoming joint project Mac & Brad during an interview with Statik Selektah of Shade 45’s “Showoff Radio.” The news broke earlier this week that the two would be releasing the album and they spoke at-length about why they wanted to do it.

“I can’t wait for this sh*t. Me and Beans doing some easy sh*t right now,” Face said. “You know, separate solo acts but eventually we gonna double back and do that sh*t. I just wanted to break that news on XM man, Shade 45. I’m f**king with it.”

“That’s real rap cause that’s like my brother, my big brother,” said Sigel. “From my first album The Truth…my A&R they asked me ‘Yo, who you wanna work with?’ And I was like ‘Scarface.’ Like from the rip. I was set, like if I never did another record being able to do a record with Face I was cool with that man. My mission was complete.” (HipHopBlog)

Fabolous Hosts 3rd Annual Urban Promise Fundraiser

by  jakecrates

Last night Brooklyn rapper Fabolous hosted his 3rd Annual Urban Promise Fundraiser, an event developed by his non-profit organization, A Fabolous Way.

Funds were collected to help 45 inner-city youth from Camden, New Jersey go on a week-long educational spring break trip to Maryland.

The kids will have the opportunity to go zip lining, canoeing, rock climbing and tours in Washington, DC.

The children will get to meet some of the local United States Congressmen, on the trip.

Last night celebs like Fabolous, Emily B., Kevin Hart and others showed up to support the event. (AllHipHop)

J. Cole’s Dreamville Foundation Launching “Nobody’s Perfect” Writing Contest For Kids

by Steven J. Horowitz

J. Cole’s Dreamville Foundation is slated to launch its “Nobody’s Perfect” writing contest for local kids in Fayetteville, North Carolina.

According to Fay Observer, the contest is inspired by Mother’s Day and encourages entrants to use creative writing to honor their mothers or primary caretakers. Each submitted poem or essay must be between 50 and 350 words and complement the statement “Nobody’s Perfect but my mother is perfect for me.”

Each entry will be judged 80 percent on “originality, insightfulness, creativity and completeness,” while 20 percent will be based on “organization and development of thoughts, use of proper grammar, punctuation and spelling.”

The deadline for submissions will be April 15th and victors will be notified on May 1st. Ten winners will receive an invitation to The Dreamville Foundation’s first Mother’s Day Brunch.

Sean Bell Fiancee Pens Letter to Trayvon Martin’s Parents

By Derrick Bryson Taylor

It’s been five and half years since Nicole Paultre Bell’s wedding day was ruined  when her fiancé, Sean Bell, was shot and killed by New York City police  officers. In a heartfelt letter, Bell sends warm words of encouragement to  Trayvon Martin’s parents, Tracy and Sybrina, reports The  Grio.
Sharing her faith in God, Bell reminds Tracy and Sybrina that  America mourns with them. “Understand that this could easily have been their  son, husband, father, brother, cousin or nephew, and we are out right tired of  it,” Bell writes. “Please don’t give up the fight for the pursuit of  justice.”
She goes on to admit it’s been a long process to find justice  for her fiancé’s murder, but says God has given her the strength to keep going.  “Faith and endurance are the keys to everything,” she says. “God will not  forsake you, and through his grace and mercy you will find the strength to  continue please remember this.”
Before closing out the letter, Bell  takes a moment to address internalized racism between minorities and ultimately  blames that mentality on society’s slow progress. She writes, “This has been the  primary means by which we have been forced to perpetuate and ‘agree’ to our own  oppression.”
Read the full letter below.
Dear Sybrina  and Tracy:
As the great Dr. Martin Luther King wrote in his  Letter from Birmingham Jail, “Oppressed people cannot remain oppressed forever — the United States Negro is moving with a sense of great urgency toward the  promised land of racial justice. If one recognizes this vital urge that has  engulfed the Negro community, one should readily understand why public  demonstrations are taking place. The Negro has many pent-up resentments and  latent frustrations, and he must release them. So let him march; let him make  prayer pilgrimages to the city hall. If his repressed emotions are not released  in nonviolent ways, they will seek expression through violence; this is not a  threat but a fact of history.”
I must believe the above  paragraph, it is what gets me through the day, especially when I look down at my  two little girls. One of which doesn’t know her father personally, although;  when his picture comes on the television she yells out “Daddy”. It is truly a  living nightmare to see another innocent young man’s life senselessly taken away  over his demeanor. It leads me to one question only, how far have we really come  since Dr. King’s speech, on the steps of the Lincoln memorial in  1963?
This injustice continues to plague our country almost 5  decades later, but it must stop now. The question you might want to ask  yourselves is how can I help to diminish these tragedies? The answer is you have  already begun. Your voices are being heard all across this nation as  peacemakers. People are standing up for Trayvon because they feel your pain, and  understand that this could easily have been their son, husband, father, brother,  cousin or nephew and we are out right tired of it. Please don’t give up the  fight for the pursuit of justice. Over the past five  and a half years, what I have learned throughout protest after protest, rallies,  a criminal trial, the independent investigation of the federal  Department of Justice, along with civil proceedings and the departmental charges  hearing almost six years later of the police officers who killed my  husband-to-be back in 2006, faith and endurance are the keys to everything. God  will not forsake you, and through his grace and mercy you will find the strength  to continue please remember this.
Trayvon’s death is not in  vain, and yes, I know these words may find you a bit too soon in your mourning  process to clearly grasp my intentions.
Then again,  five and a half years from now, we must not let anyone forget the terrible night  your lives changed forever. And in the end, God will have his way. I pray for  your strength and well being during this unyielding  time.
Internalized Racism
I would hear  all the time “the men who killed Sean weren’t white”, I’m sure  you’ve been hearing the same thing re: George Zimmerman, I  believe this is the exact definition of internalized racism. We along with other  minorities are conditioned to believe that it’s OK to kill us. This has been the  primary means by which we have been forced to perpetuate and “agree” to our own  oppression. It has been a major factor preventing us, as black people, from  realizing and putting into action the tremendous intelligence and power which in  reality we possess.
Sincerely your sister at  heart,
Nicole Paultre Bell
Read more: http://www.essence.com/2012/04/04/sean-bells-fiancee-writes-letter-to-trayvon-martins-parents/#ixzz1rH94iMkz

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