Epic Records Release Apology For Lil Wayne’s Emmett Till Lyrics

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Following the backlash surrounding Lil Wayne’s lyrics on Future’s “Karate Chop (Remix),” Epic Records has released an apology and statement about it. The lyric in question uses Emmett Till’s name, comparing the young teen who was brutally killed over 50 years ago, to Weezy’s skills in bed.

Epic Records confirmed the track was leaked, and will be edited by the label. In addition, the label said they are putting a lot of effort into removing the track’s online presence.

“We regret the unauthorized remix version of Future’s ‘Karate Chop,’ which was leaked online and contained hurtful lyrics,” Epic Records’ statement said. “Out of respect for the legacy of Emmett Till and his family and the support of the Reverend Jesse L. Jackson Sr….we are going through great efforts to take down the unauthorized version.”

Epic Records has plans to re-release the single without the offending line. Wayne has yet to respond to the controversy, however L.A. Reid has reached out to the Till family to apologize.

Check out the updated version of the remix, minus the Emmett Till line.

J. Cole – Truly Yours (FreEP)

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J. Cole releases 5 new songs via his Dream Villain blog and leaves us with the following message.

It’s time. I appreciate you giving me the time I needed to grow, experiment, and find the direction for my 2nd album.. And I have. 
Along the way I’ve recorded at least 4 albums worth of material, lots of it being unfinished demo versions waiting to be polished up, some of them are great songs and important stories that just won’t make the album (either they don’t fit Sonically, don’t fit Theme, or there’s just not enough space).

Tonight, I want to give you a few of these songs because you deserve them. It’s hard as fuck for me to keep all this music from you for so long, so I know it’s been hard for you to wait. Thank you for your patience. Vibe out to these songs in their raw form, no polish.. just a lot of my soul..
The wait is over.
Truly Yours,
Born Sinner

PS- 1st single coming this week. The album is hands down my best work yet. Can’t wait to share.

Download: J.Cole-Truly Yours (FreEP)

Drake – Started From The Bottom (prod. Mike Zombie)

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Drake unleashes this statement along with the new single from his upcoming album….

Drake: My good friends,It has truly been too long. I assume you’re all keeping well and making the most of this year that has been given to us. Today is the day to begin sharing my newest work with you. This is the first single off of my upcoming album. I feel sometimes that people don’t have enough information about my beginnings and therefore they make up a life story for me that isn’t consistent with actual events. My family and my second family (consisting of the best friends anybody could ever have) all struggled and worked extremely hard to make all this happen. I did not buy my way into this spot and it was the furthest thing from easy to achieve. I am proud of every part of my past and I’m excited for this song to find a place in your life as well. I didn’t feel I needed any interviews or radio or press to launch this song. It felt right to come back to the site that I started on and release it to the people that started here with me. Judging by this post, the tour that we’ve been planning, the conversations about new songs and album artwork… I think it’s safe to say we’re back together again. Looking forward to seeing you all soon. [OVO]

 

 

DJ Burns Mix 1-27-13

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Burns absolutely killed it this week so we wanted to let you all re-live this weeks mix…….

Halo the Human Feat. B Wash- Money & Gold
Zee Will- Mad Real
Syrup- Gangsta Boogie
Zee Will Ft. Brian Cade – PGG
Omar Aura- Deep
Jonn Hart ft Problem- Get It Girl
Starting Six feat Problem & Roach Gigz- Pop a Wheelie
Clyde Carson ft The Team- Slow Down
Sage The Gemini Ft. IamSu!- Gas Pedal
L ! Z Feat. Planet Asia & Fashawn- Bounce Fresno Remix
iMAK Ent- Booty
Raji Thomaz- Work It Out
Reapa-Patron In My Cup