Against fire hoses, attack dogs, nightsticks, segregation, and COINTELPRO, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. faced many obstacles in leading change in America. Marching through the sweltering heat of the south and into the hearts of many Americans as a hero, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King helped to lay the foundation for a better way of life for all citizens of this country. Below is the documentary "I Am a Man," which features Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King's last words and last fight for equality. As we remember King's legacy, let us not forget to keep striving for the promised land:
The latest hip-hop battle between hip-hop artists Drake and Common has sparked the interest of many fans of hip-hop. Let's be clear. This is not beef. if you wanna know what beef is listen to Biggie's song. Drake has become hip-hop's new golden child and Common has earned a spot as one of the cultures elite. The clashing of these two powerhouses has lead many to speculate that the battle stems from the MCs' connection to Venus Williams, who used to date Common. Whatever the cause, this has undoubtedly become something to watch in hip-hop.
Common through the first shot on his song "Sweet," in which he exclaims, "..You some hoe-ass niggas. Singing all around here man. La, la, la all that. You ain't no motherfuckin Frank Sinatra..." Common was making a general statement about all rappers who may fit into the rap-singer category, however, Drake being most synonymous with the style (and having a connection to Venus Williams) led many in hip-hop to automatically assume that he was taking shots directly at Drake. Apparently Drake did too. Thus, Drake responded by indirectly addressing Common at one of his shows: