"The Life And Times Of Prophecy"
Lil’ Wayne has just announced his retirement from Rap Music and the World of Hip-Hop.. Claiming that “The Carter V” will be his Final Solo Album.
Dwayne Carter has been very self-reflective lately, after his recent experience of having 2 Seizure-Like Episodes while flying in a Private Plane, causing Doctors to Bar him from Flying, and has now reported to be on Seizure Medication.
Lil Wayne has said that he’s been rapping since the age of 8, which of course is pretty true considering Birdman and Slim discovered and signed Wayne at the Ripe Grown Age of 9, shortly before the young Wayne nearly lost his life from an accidental self-inflicted bullet wound.
He has led the Superstar Lifestyle for his entire Adolescence as well as Adulthood. And now, he’s seeing that he wants to experience more things in life beyond what he has for over 2 Thirds of it. His Passion for Skateboarding has grown so great, that Lil Wayne has even requested a Skate Park be Built for a Super Secret Future Project.
And Wayne has never been afraid to admit his Superstar formed habits, like his prior addiction to Codeine Syrup… which could have even possibly been a contributing factor to him suffering from the 2 Seizures at only age 30. “Syrup” as it’s known in the South has even been speculated to be a contributing factor in the unfortunate passing of Pimp C from Legendary Houston Based Group “UGK with Partner Bun B.
But For an Artist like Lil Wayne, it is very hard to quit. It’s all Reminiscent of Jay-Z and his multiple retirements. For those who are Chosen as True Artists of Hip-Hop, it is the greatest, best and most accurate way your Soul Expresses itself. It’s like breathing. You can’t stop even if you tried.
And his recent Breaking of Elvis Presley’s Record for most Songs on the Billboard 100 should show that he can’t help but Breathe In and Exhale Hip-Hop.
You may ease back a bit, but you will still know that you best express yourself as a Hip-Hop Lyricist and Poet.
So I… As Everyone else, is hoping that this won’t be the Last we see of Dwayne “Lil’ Wayne Carter”… One of The Greatest Artists To Ever Grace Hip-Hop.
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Garry “Prophecy” Sun for SunOfHollywood.com
This is amazing and unbelievable at the same time. Adele’s album, “Roll” will see it’s 7th week at #1 on top of the music sales charts, with a projected total to come in at 150,000 copies sold… ON HER SEVENTH WEEK !!!! “Roll” will likely see an album sales total of 1 1/2 Million copies in the U.S. and 2 Million overseas. Congratulations Adele, 7 weeks straight only gets seen by albums from the likes of Eminem, Taylor Swift and Susan Boyle.
Let’s put this into contrast on two grounds. First, Eminem’s album “The Eminem Show” released in May of 2002 went 6 weeks at #1 and “The Marshall Mathers LP” released in 2000.. Now while both album sold 1.3 Million albums (in a short week) and 1.76 Million albums in their first weeks respectively, it was also before our culture has fully been conditioned to no longer buy music through internet piracy. File sharing was just beginning then.
Other females that have hit such weeks at #1 are Susan Boyle, Taylor Swift and Norah Jones, with Taylor racking up an impressive 11 weeks at #1 for her “Fearless” album. Fearless and powerful indeed.
But what makes this even more impressive to me, is that J. Lo pulled out every promotional vehicle you could think of… Extra with Mario Lopez, American Idol, Hard Rock Cafe appearances with fans and interviews, with major celebrity help even from Audrina Patridge and Pia Toscano… And J. Lo still couldn’t even come close to phasing Adele’s 7th week at #1 after already selling 4 Million albums worldwide.
Wow… What makes that even more fu@ked up, is that J. Lo is only likely to sell around 60,000 copies for her “Love” album’s first week in release. Dangit, those 3 fine ladies couldn’t even pull out 20,000 albums for each beautiful celebrity lady face. So in other words, in this instance… “Sex Did Not Sell” !! Remember that ladies and gentlemen. Sex will not guarantee a sale, regardless of the industry’s theorized ideal. Even with the help of 20+ Million weekly American Idol viewers.
Holy crap. So yeah, biggest props to Adele ever. You’re knockin out superstars left and right. And the way things are looking for next week, without another J. Lo promo machine type contender, Adele may just “Roll” hera$$ onto 8 weeks at #1, tying “The Marshall Mathers LP”.
Even The Three Faces Below, Couldn’t Benefit J. Lo
NBA Comissioner David Stern fined Kobe Bryant $100,000 for what he said were “offensive and inexcusable” comments made during last night’s home game against the San Antonio Spurs. Kobe used an expletive and an anti-gay slur against a referee after giving the Lakers star a technical foul.
Kobe apologized publicly today stating that his use of the word were used in the heat of the moment of the game, and do not reflect the way he feels about the gay and lesbian community. Kobe also had a phone conversation with Joe Solomonese, President of the Human Rights Campaign, apologizing for his actions.
Solomonese gave a statement that he had a very sincere conversation with Kobe, and they applaud his ability for Kobe to take responsibility for his actions. Solomonese also applauded Comissioner Sterns decision to fine Kobe and to issue the proper statement to the world for Kobe’s actions at a time when “bullying” is also at an all time high around our country, and our world.
Comissioner Stern said in a statement Wednesday:
“Kobe Bryant’s comment during last night’s game was offensive and inexcusable. While I’m fully aware that basketball is an emotional game, such a distasteful term should never be tolerated. Accordingly, I have fined Kobe $100,000. Kobe and everyone associated with the NBA know that insensitive or derogatory comments are not acceptable and have no place in our game or society.”
$100K is a drop in the bucket for Kobe, so while this may be harmful towards his image for now, if he really wanted to punish him, he should’ve done something like a 3 week suspension without pay, especially now while teams are still fighting for their playoff standings.
But guess what, I’m from LA so I probably wouldn’t want that !
What I’ve never understood, is how much profanity occurs on an NBA court during any given game. You would think they would all know by now that there’s damn near 40 video cameras floatin’ around these stadiums at all times, and peeps with microphones and everything. Come on now, you know you hear it on tv all the time, when they’re playin and yell out things like “shi!t!” or “m@ther#ucker”. And we always laugh.
Somebody aint laughin no more
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