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Lil Wayne Emmett Till Lyric

Rap Artists' Repeated Disrespect Of Black Icons Raises Concerns

AP | JESSE WASHINGTON | Posted 03.02.2014 | Black Voices

Malcolm X and rap music have always fit together like a needle in the groove, connected by struggle, strength and defiance. But three recent episodes ...

When a Rapper's Actions Speak Louder Than His Words -- A Tribute to Yasiin Bey's Bravery

Kanene Holder | Posted 09.10.2013 | Politics
Kanene Holder

While most rappers shoot videos with beautiful women, fancy cars and jewels, Bey was strapped up, held down and gagging as a feeding tube was inserted up his nose.

Kanye West, Lil Wayne and the Misappropriation of Black History

Ernest Owens | Posted 08.17.2013 | Black Voices
Ernest Owens

Black history deserves to be regarded highly as well as we would anything else sacred in our society... let's please start treating it as such.

Future: Lil Wayne Brought Positive Energy To The Emmett Till Lyric

Posted 05.20.2013 | Black Voices

I never thought it would get so much attention. But I think overall with the whole situation, he did bring light in a positive way to what happened [t...

PepsiCo To Meet With Till Family And Sharpton

AP | CHRIS TALBOTT | Posted 07.08.2013 | Black Voices

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Officials with PepsiCo Inc. apologized during a meeting Wednesday with relatives of civil rights icon Emmett Till who were offende...

PepsiCo Drops Lil Wayne

AP | Posted 07.03.2013 | Black Voices

NEW YORK -- PepsiCo says it cutting ties with Lil Wayne after the rapper made a crude reference to civil rights martyr Emmett Till in a song. Lil Way...

Till Family Shoots Down Weezy's Open Letter

Posted 05.03.2013 | Black Voices

Following the release of Lil Wayne’s open letter apology to the family of Emmett Till for his controversial lyric on Future’s “Karate Chop (Remi...

Weezy Bares It All In Apology Letter

Posted 05.02.2013 | Black Voices

After two months of backlash stemming from the controversial lyric he dropped on Future’s “Karate Chop (Remix),”, Lil Wayne has finally made ame...

Emmett Till's Family Goes After Lil Wayne

Posted 05.01.2013 | Black Voices

Weeks following the loss of Rick Ross’ endorsement deal with Reebok, Grammy Award-winning rapper Lil Wayne is also facing a similar burden stemming ...

Lil Wayne, Shakespeare, and Artistic Freedom

Shayne Lee | Posted 05.06.2013 | Arts
Shayne Lee

Where do you set the line that cannot be crossed? Is art better served with attempts to sanitize and moralize art out of its provocative power? My answer is a resounding no!

Mississippi, Again! Between Lil' Wayne and Nina Simone

William H. Turner | Posted 04.27.2013 | Black Voices
William H. Turner

The publicity of rapper Wayne's decidedly vulgar reference to Emmett Till -- whose scandalous murder in Mississippi in 1955 was considered by many as the impetus to the modern civil rights movement -- was, or so I thought, a teachable moment in my sociology classes at a black college.

CARTOON: Does Lil Wayne Care About Emmett Till Lyric Backlash?

Posted 02.22.2013 | Black Voices

Lil Wayne has worked up quite a media frenzy. After his controversial Emmett Till lyrics sparked backlash, ultimately resulting in the verse being pul...

Emmett Till's Family Pens Open Letter To Lil Wayne

Posted 02.25.2013 | Black Voices

A week after the backlash stemming from Lil Wayne’s controversial Emmett Till lyric , which resulted in the record label's decision to pull the lyri...

Stevie Wonder Responds To Weezy's Controversial Lyric

AP | JONATHAN LANDRUM Jr. | Posted 02.20.2013 | Black Voices

ATLANTA -- Stevie Wonder is not happy with Lil Wayne's vulgar lyrics that reference Emmett Till, a black teen who was killed in 1955 for allegedly whi...

Lil Wayne's Shocking Lyric Pulled By Record Label

AP | CHRIS TALBOTT | Posted 04.16.2013 | Black Voices

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- A cousin of the late Emmett Till wonders if Lil Wayne understands just how damaging it was when he rapped a vulgar reference to th...