Your favorite rappers soda out. The commercialization of Hip Hop continues with Sprite.

Sprite, a Coke a Cola company launched an interesting soda campaign featuring some of your favorite rappers. The campaign is promoting 16 limited Sprite cans with lyric quotes from Drake, Nas, Rakim Allah and Notorious B. I. G. on the cans. So Lets break it down.

Drake:
Although he is the most current rapper in these advertisements we can’t even believe the Sprite Marketing team would have the guts to position Aubrey Graham as though he is the top rapper ever. Sorry Sprite but this Jewish actor from Degrassi didn’t start from the bottom and he still not there lyrically to be in the same sentence as Rakim, Nas, or Notorious B. I. G..
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The way Sprite positioned the campaign, it appears to any youngsta that Drake is the king of Hip Hop…and he’s not. #1 rap songs don’t make you the king considering radio programers basically know nothing about the culture and are influenced by guess who…Sprite advertisement money. This is wack on too many levels.


 

Nas:
The Homie from Queens is definitely a lyrical genius and rightly so, but have you ever looked at Nas?…he looks like he doesn’t age. Drinking Sprite or any soda will not prolong your beauty or increase your rhyme skill. It will only make you a funky diabetic. Go ask Phife dawg. Nas told us he was highly influenced by Rakim so we are sure Nas didn’t know his name would go in front of his mentor.
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Rakim:
Hey Sprite his name is actually Rakim Allah…but we’re sure that didn’t go well with the campaign. We all followed the leader because he took the average party nursery type rhymes of the early 80’s and created his brand of prophetic / scientific / strong black male / five percent inspired / positive / Langston Hughes type lyrics to the masses. He should never be on the bottom of any hip hop list because he is the God of Hip Hop. Rakim is regarded as one of the most influential and most skilled MCs of all time. The only rapper in this campaign to be nominated for induction into the Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame…so tell us again why he is not on the top?

“While thinking of a Master plan,
(Sprite said) we gotta put a can inside his hand…now he’s paid in full (echo).”
rappers soda out to sprite_rakim


 

Notorious B. I. G.
No disrespect but somewhere Biggie’s Mom is cashing a fat check with no idea of the effects of this campaign. Somebody please tell Ms. Voletta Wallace don’t let them sell diabetes to black youth with your son’s legacy.
rappers soda out to sprite_BIG


 

Lastly, all soda is BAD…not Michael Jackson bad, but it will kill you Bad. Don’t drink Sprite or any sugar laced soft drink…obey your thirst by getting something that flows better than any MC… spring or alkaline water (not tap or purified). Peace.

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Is the NYPD killings a False Flag or a Hoax? We have questions.

The killing of innocent people is never right or justified. We are hoping this is not a false flag or hoax or a plan to use this situation to allow police around the country to use lethal force against civilians. By no means are we detectives but something about this incident is very strange.


Below we listed a few questions that maybe you can help us answer.


1. Why did Baltimore police fax a flyer to NYPD versus calling or emailing this threat? Apparently the fax was received 5 mins before the shootings. The flyer warns that Brinsley had posted on Instagram “that he will shoot a police officer today. (this is strange)

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Brinsley Wanted Flyer_Page_1 Faxed to NYPD from Baltimore Police 5 mins before the killings in Brooklyn.

(bonus question)
Why would Baltimore Police Department fax a picture (above) that doesn’t show his face when they have a photo (below) of the suspect when he was arrested in the past?
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2. According to his Ex girlfriends Mother Brinsley called her and apologized after he supposedly shot his ex girlfriend Shaneka Nicole Thompson in the stomach on accident. He called from his ex girlfriends cell phone.


3. He is an alleged Black Muslim radical who speaks Arabic with ties to Black Guerrilla Family. How was this information sourced? Last time we checked having an Arabic name does not make you a muslim anymore than having a name like Peter, Paul or John Smith make you a Christian. How did the police have this much info so fast?


4. Why would an angry black man avenge Eric Garner and Mike Brown by killing police officers who were Asian & Latino?


5. Why does all the photos of Ismaaiyl A. Brinsley on a ambulance stretcher look like he was handcuffed after supposedly committing suicide? (This photo has been removed by request of the photographer Mr. Theodore Parisienne. To view this amazing photo go here: http://assets.nydailynews.com/polopoly_fs/1.2051969!/img/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/article_970/copshot.jpg)

6. How did they know immediately this was in retaliation for Eric Garner…did he write a manifest or suicide note stating this?


7. How is his alleged Instagram page a reliable source?

Brinsley's Instagram page "dontrunup" has been disabled.
Brinsley’s Instagram page “dontrunup” has been disabled.

8. Is there CCTV footage from the subway platform?


9. Where were the newspaper stories from Baltimore about the shooting of the Ex Girlfriend?


10. Why is the only picture of his ex girlfriend showing her dressed in military fatigues? Is she a military officer?

Brinsley's ex Girlfriend Shaneka Nicole Thompson wearing military fatigues.
Brinsley’s ex Girlfriend Shaneka Nicole Thompson wearing military fatigues.

11. The police car doesn’t show any visible bullet holes or blood.

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 12. Officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos were working as part of an anti-terrorism drill in Bedford-Stuyvesant during the time they were killed by a alleged Muslim Terrorist. Isn’t that impossible?????!!!!


13. Why are the only official photos of Officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos showing them posing in front of a movie green screen behind them?

Officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos pictures on a video green screen used for Chroma key special effects. Officer Wenjian Liu uniform doesn't look like it fits him and his head looks photoshopped.
Officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos pictures on a video green screen used for Chroma key special effects. Officer Wenjian Liu uniform doesn’t look like it fits him and his head looks photoshopped.

14. How was Brinsley able to take photos inside of a police department while possibly being arrested or detained?

shooting photos from jail? how is that possible?


 

Here is the official timeline of Ismaaiyl Brinsley’s movements on a day that began with the unauthorized entry into his ex-girlfriend’s house and ended with his suicide in a Brooklyn subway station:

5.30am
Enters apartment of ex-girlfriend Shaneka Thompson in Owings Mills, Maryland with a key he should not have had. They argue.

5.50am
Brinsley fires a single shot at Thompson, reportedly into her stomach. He flees with her cell phone.

6.05am
Brinsley calls Thompson’s mother to apologize for shooting her. He claims it is an accident, and that he hopes she lives.

6.35am
Baltimore County Police begins monitoring him. They track Thompson’s cellphone to the I-95 freeway, where he is believed to have been riding a bus. During the journey he keeps phoning Thompson’s mom, and reveals he is headed to New York City.

10.50am
Brinsley arrives in New York City, in the West Side, and rides the subway to Brooklyn.

12.07pm
He throws away Thompson’s phone in the Barclays Center. The NYPD later recovered it. Investigators are unclear where he goes between midday and the killings at 2.47pm.

1.30pm
Baltimore County Police send the NYPD a fax alerting them to Brinsley and his intentions. By the time it filters down to the rank-and-file, he has already struck.

2.47pm
Brinsley identifies his targets in the Bedford-Stuyvesant area of Brooklyn, tells passersby to watch, then fires four shots at them.
As he flees he confronts two Con Edison drivers, who chase him in their truck and point officers in their direction.
He runs into the Myrtle/Willoughby G train station, where he shoots himself dead on the platform

Please help us out if you have any facts.
-Nation19 Magazine / APDTA

Jay Electronica + Jay Z + Raekwon at the Brooklyn Hip-Hop Fest : Hip Hop is Alive! WATCH!

Jay Electronica + Jay Z + Raekwon at the Brooklyn Hip-Hop Fest : Hip Hop is Alive! WATCH!

Jay Electronica’s set at the Brooklyn Hip-Hop Fest this weekend — rockin his FOI uniform, which he asked to switch from last to second-to-last “as a sign of respect” to co-headliner Raekwon — with appearances from Mac Miller, J. Cole and, yes, Roc boss Jay Z himself.
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The Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival celebrates its tenth anniversary this year. See photos and video of the performances below, including performances from Jay and Jay of “Shiny Suit Theory,” “Young, Gifted & Black,” and “We Made It”–the Jay Z freestyle on which Jay Electronica is featured–below: