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Ice T Is So Over Today's Rap

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The music vet thinks today's music is all about "jewelry and cars."

Growing up around and being one of the rappers to make rap about the issues, Ice T is disappointed with the direction most hip hoppers are taking their music.

In a recent interview, he vented:

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Flavor Flav Spent $5.7 Million On Drugs! Candid Memoir Tells All

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Flavor Flavvvv!

Public Enemy’s hype man, Flavor Flav, has a new memoir (titled Flavor Flav: The Icon The Memoir) which reveals some of the reality star’s most private past experiences.

One of the more interesting anecdotes is the fact that he spent $2,600 a day on drugs for six years! That’s almost $5.7 million!! Yikes! He’s lucky to be alive.

He did get clean after moving away from New York and surrounding himself with new “people, places and things,” proving it's never too late to start over.

When it comes to his reality stardom, he says he owes it all to MC Hammer. Flav reveals:

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Flavor Flav Chicken Restaurant Dramz!

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Back in November, Public Enemy rapper/VH1 reality star Flavor Flav became the face of fried chicken in Iowa, when he opened Flavor Flav Chicken restaurant.

Now, employees of the restaurant are accusing Flavor of issuing them bounced checks.

Here's what Flav had to say in response:

"It's not true information first of all and second of all maybe these are people that's just jealous of me being here and probably want to see me out…Yes, we do have money in our accounts."

The owner of the restaurant Nick Cimino claims that their credit card system had a "glitch" and some bounces occurred, but nothing more than that.

Given the fact that over a dozen employees have recently been fired, Cimino believes there are now "disgruntled employees."

Hopefully Flavor Flav can work everything out with his employees!

Then again, if things with the restaurant get REALLY out of hand, he could always bail and just do a few more reality shows instead…

Do U think Flavor Flav's employees are being screwed? Or are they just disgruntled?

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Public Enemy Wants Your Money

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Rap group Public Enemy wants to release an album — entirely funded by donations from their fans!

Say what?!

In return for investing in the project, fans will get albums, meet-and-greets and even a cut of the profits! Using website SellaBand, Public Enemy set a goal of raising $75,000 through donations.

They tried this once before with a goal of $250,000 but they topped out at $67,000. A statement says:

"We have learned that the fan-funding model is still not fully developed and, as a result, a $250,000 fund-raising effort, while possible, will take too long to accomplish…As a result of our SellaBand experience and all that we have learned, we now believe that a $75,000 fund raising target will fulfil the needs for a new recording project and is much more appropriate for the strength of the existing SellaBand model and the current economic climate."

Maybe you should just fund the effing album yourself and let the fans buy it when it's ready?

That business model seems to have worked for quite some time now!

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