Tekashi 6ix9ine & The Bizarre Spectacle Of Rap On Trial

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6ix9ineFourteen years ago, I sat in a federal courthouse in Brooklyn and watched Irv Gotti’s lawyer call Ja Rule a fake crook. Irv Gotti, the founder of Ja Rule’s Murder Inc. label, was on trial, alongside his brother Chris Lorenzo, for money laundering. Prosecutors were claiming that the two brothers had used Murder Inc. as … More »

Cardi B’s Circus Comes To Town

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Cardi-B“Stank-ass rappers make me sick! Everybody on the goddam stage got a mic! Forty motherfucking people! All of ’em got a mic! Motherfucker, why? We can’t understand what one of your asses is saying. How you giving everybody a goddam mic?” Steve Harvey was, at least a little bit, speaking truth to power. In The … More »