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More Shots Fired: ‘Open Letter’ Remix Featuring Common



Chicago rapper Common has added a verse to Jay-Z’s controversial new track, “Open Letter.” The unofficial remix, released on Monday, has Common discussing his own trip to the island to visit Assata Shakur.

“The same way they say she was a shooter, Assata Shakur, they tried to execute her. We should free her like we should Mumia,” the emcee raps.

Shakur, a former Black Panther, is the step-aunt of the deceased hip-hop icon, Tupac Shakur. She fled to Cuba in 1984 after escaping from prison in the United States. Shakur is accused of shooting and killing a New Jersey State Trooper during a shootout and is classified by the FBI as a domestic terrorist.

“It’s so political, I don’t trust figures, when it comes to revolution it’s just us ni**a,” Common continues. “They say I’m too Black like it’s lights out, might not get invited back to the White House. Still with the Obamas I ride, I’ll meet the President on the Southside.”

Last week, Jay-Z released the original version of “Open Letter” in response to media and politicians calling for an investigation into his five year anniversary trip to the Communist country with his wife, Beyonce.

Listen to the remix below and give us your thoughts.


From Gangsta To Gospel … Snoop Dogg Shuts Down Critics Of His Spiritual Album



Who says a gangsta rapper can’t drop a gospel album — apparently, the critics.

Snoop Dogg released his spiritual effort, Bible Of Love, today and unfortunately some folks just don’t understand why. Thankfully, we talked to Uncle Snoop and he let the haters know they won’t be dulling his shine.

“My spirit is in the right place,” Snoop proclaimed, “so for those who have backlash or something to say, their spirit ain’t right.” But Unc didn’t stop there, he went on a preached a word right quick … “I thought the Bible said Jesus was in the streets mixing it up with the real, bringing the real back to the fold.” Yep, yep, that’s exactly right!

But just because he has a gospel album doesn’t mean Snoop ain’t still street. “I come from the hood and I come from the church so they can’t out do me,” he reminded us.

Do you agree with The Doggfather’s message?

Bible Of Love is available now!

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