Friday, June 03, 2016

Live Nation Pulls the Plug on Six Rap Concerts


Last week shots rang out backstage at a T.I. concert in New York leaving three wounded and one dead after a fight broke out amongst the rappers and the V.I.P. guests in the green room at Irving Plaza [click here if you missed that].

Now Live Nation is putting the breaks on Hip Hop...

This week Live Nation announced,
"In light of last week's tragic event, we are acting with an overabundance of caution and coordinating a going forward strategy with the New York Police Department that may also include a curfew." 
"Because these discussions with New York Police Department are ongoing, we will be postponing a few of our upcoming shows."
The rappers affected include YG, Vince Staples, Black Pistol Fire, Mac Miller, Appetite for Destruction, and Joey Bada$$.

Meanwhile the NYPD has denied having any discussions with Live Nation.

20 comments:

Anonymous said...

I just hate these new artist they call rappers! Their lyrics make no sense, there is no story line. Its just all fucking garble and mumbling. Whatever happen to standards in the music and entertaining industry. You needed skill to act or to sing. These mutha fuckas right here, do not know if they want to me male or female.

Anonymous said...

GOOD. They all wack as fuck anyways. Who the fuck is Black Pistol Fire?! Nigga change your name.

Anonymous said...

Who are these rappers? Never heard of them.

Anonymous said...

"NYPD has denied having any discussions with Live Nation." Live/Roc Nation is beyond arrogant and then they wonder why their clients act the way they do.

Anonymous said...

The culture glorifies violence & ridicules intelligence. We get our feelings hurt but we have to understand why others don't want to be around that type of behavior. Most other genre's of music do not promote that type of negativity

Anonymous said...

when corporate america took over hip hop and music generally, they began to control the message.

compare the message of old school music to the message in the new music today, even gospel music.

The message is that blacks and black culture is socially deviant, drug riddled, violent, sexually deviant and negative and bad behavior. This was not always the case.

Basically, blacks sold their souls to the devil for 30 shekels and started singing about it, getting paid gazziollions of dollars to put out a crappy product.

this happened when the music business went business . . . the music suffers

Anonymous said...

What was sad as I was watching TI In Roots. I was thinking about our brace & honorable ancestors & how low-level this generation is. They did all of that so we could put our utilities in our children's names

Anonymous said...

@1:37 Do you mean certain Country with celebrates misogyny? Or certain Metal that celebrates animal sacrifice and blood letting? Please stop generalizing and taking the position that Rap in general glorifies violence.

The Rap that the record companies promotes glories violence, but to make a blanket statement makes no sense. Think about it: All heavily promoted/played music sells "something" anymore. Just listen to the stations in your area and put 2 and 2 together.

That aside, ask yourself why Ryan Adams, Amon Amarth, and Dead Prez (who represent the genres I mentioned) are not on the radio or heavily promoted? Perhaps it's because they won't allow their music to be used to sell an agenda. Miss me with that "Black music is violent" stuff.

Stop trolling and start reading.

Anonymous said...

^^^Glorifies violence, rather

Anonymous said...

I remember a time when Hip Hop brought people together in a positive way. And the messages and atmosphere were about partying, hooking up w/someone you wanted to get with, fun rap battles, B-Boys and B-Girls showing off their dance skills or/and creating positive conscious lyrics to unify a people.

A culture that was created and started was passed down with the expectations that it would only get better, has degenerated and has be completely shitted on with violence, hatred, demeaning lyrics and is extremely counterproductive. It breaks my heart that some people [Mainly young People] will never know or get to experience the true essence of Hip Hop that was.

Anonymous said...

Great comment, 3:41! But as 1:51 alluded to, it seems by design. (We need more Dead Prez on the radio!)

Anonymous said...

Lol @ Black Pistol Fire being a rock n roll white dude. That mofo is not a damn Rapper

Anonymous said...

@1:51 Well then we are too easily led as a people. We have to look in the mirror we can't blame the White Man, radio, TV. If that is the case then we have the mentality of children & derserve to spanked I.e. taking away rap concerts. Learn to behave & act as adults

Anonymous said...

4:22 is a troll (and I'm not saying it because I believe your arguments are self-hating and specious, which they are.)

Your syntax and grammar are the same as the other troll who haunted these threads a month or two ago. Black people are not your enemy. The Global forces that wish to keep you asleep and enslaved are. Please go away. Peace.

Anonymous said...

Wow!!! It amazes me how they treat US like a collective. If there had been a shooting at an Ariana Grande concert, Taylor Swift would not be cancelled. Why do all have to suffer because of what happened at one concert? We continue to be marginalized.

Anonymous said...

@5:15 It is the culture of the rap world and other rappers are linked to this debauchery reputation. Not all of US were treated like a collective - just those living the rap world. You don't like it, change it!

Anonymous said...

@4:58 I love my people & myself. We keep doing the same thing over & over again. Like a child misbehaving you will keep getting spanked. Don't bring attention to yourself.

Taylor & Ariana fansfans don't pull out guns because of some "beef" or someone looked at them the wrong way. Get mad all you wantbut they don't & we do

Anonymous said...

Todays rap music is for people who uses mollys, date rapers and is of total destruction of the mind, body and soul
The truth! @1:41pm

Anonymous said...

I think you meant "putting on the 'brakes' "not "breaks" rws.

TRACI404 said...

i agree SOME FOLKS did sell out for a buck $$$.
rather than calling them out, like musicians did back in the day. they glorified the fancy wealthy life. we know that its all been smoke and mirrors.
very few people have made it big.

folks allowed this WACK ASS music they have been selling for the past 5-7 years to kill off 2 genre's of music R&B AND HIP HOP.

as soon as singers added rappers to rap the hook on their songs..R&B died.
now the SINGER is singing hooks on Rappers' wack songs. and Rappers are trying to sing.. with NO TALENT whatsoever.

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