Rogers, Charles E.
September 2005
New York Amsterdam News;9/15/2005, Vol. 96 Issue 38, p23
This article presents information on various developments in the music industry in the U.S. Since the traffic murder of hip-hop legend Notorious B.I.G. several years ago, the relationship between Voletta Wallace, B.I.G.'s mother, raunchy rapper and convicted felon Lil' Kim, B.I.G.'s lover, and hip-hop mogul Sean Diddy Combs hasn't been good, to say the least. Rap star Kanye West refused to retract his post-Hurricane Katrina statement that U.S. President George W. Bush doesn't care about Black people, despite recent public comments against him by "Nip/Tuck" star Kelly Carlson, rapper Juvenile and even rhythm and blues superstar Usher and others. They all agree that West was out of line, despite the Bush administration's horrendous, lackadaisical, and criminally negligent response to the thousands of African-American victims who were then suffering in New Orleans.


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