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25 Years Later, Ayanna Jackson Speaks On 2Pac And The Sexual Assault Case (Video)

Okay. That’s a nice-looking Honey though. Let’s just get that said already. But we know that Ayanna Jackson, the one who accused 2Pac and his associates of rape in 1993, has a story to tell that touches off emotionally-charged firestorms on all sides of Pac fandom & hate, assault & empowerment… all kinds of stuff.

In this VladTV exclusive clip, Vlad sat down with Ayanna Jackson, a woman who accused 2Pac and his associates of rape in 1993. As a result, 2Pac was convicted of first-degree sexual assault and sentenced to one-and-a-half to four-and-a-half years in prison.

Jackson noted that the interview with Vlad is the first time she went on-camera to discuss the events that took place, ultimately leading up to the incarceration of the rapper. Jackson laid out how old she was when she met the rapper–around 19-years-old, along with the location they connected.

This is Part 1 of Ayanna telling her story to Vlad. Much more after the jump.

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Aries Spears Speaks On Black Thought’s Funk Flex Freestyle And Challenges Young Rappers To Step Up (Video)

Lean in around 7 minutes in. You are gonna need to watch this entire clip. But Aries Spears is speaking REAL LIFE to REAL HIP-HOP in this. Right there #ThatPart

And yeah. Being young, of a different era, that ‘old heads did drugs, gangsta ish and money talk rhymes, too’… stop it with all that; and hold this ‘L’ if you can’t.

Wack was wack back then. And it is now.

Salute to ALL artists for the COURAGE it takes to share your gift. Respect. But we LOVE dope music. At best, we ‘cool’ on the rest. And when we talk about being dope, we speak to the greatest in rap We mean those who speak to the Hip-Hop Nation. Folks we can stand on 20+ years later.

I submit all the music I try-out to a 20-year test. Black Thought and those of his ilk (Andre 3K, Scarface, Common, and many more) passed. I submit that Joey Bada$$, K. Dot, J. Cole, A$AP Rocky… will pass that test. But a lot of that work that Aries sh!t on in this will not.

Time will tell. And bet it won’t take 20 years.


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Trick Daddy Talks About Today’s Rap Game And The Eat-A-Booty Gang (Video)

Wow. Vlad has Miami-Dade’s OG Trick Daddy sitting with him for an eight-parter… and they cover EVERYTHING from effeminate gangsta rappers to Trina’s gangsta, to MJ and so much more. Start above and hit the jump for parts 2 through 8.

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CyHi The Prynce Speaks On Growing Up, Living In The Time Of Big Meech & BMF, And The Life He Wants (Video)

CyHi The Prynce is so ATL he was there to watch Zone 6 go from mixed to mostly Black! This is Part 1, where dude is talking about growing up in Georgia …FAST! Getting into the drug trade early, getting kicked out of school and out of his parents’ home by 10th grade, living in a trap house, getting into shootouts and dangerous situations… It’s a lot.

And it don’t stop. The Feds were already watching CyHi as a youth!

Part 2 and more after the jump.

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Eddie Griffin Calling On Psych-Medical Professionals To Declare Trump A ‘Lunatic’ (Video)

Well, damn, Eddie. How do you really feel? Pretty much like a lot of folks… but LOUDER, ROWDIER, and REALER.

Comedian Eddie Griffin is no stranger to voicing his opinion, in part 1 of “The Truth” the funnyman goes on a harangue about Donald Trump’s presidency and how him being an “adolescent adult” will likely lead to another World War. “A childish motherf**ker — I don’t know what happened, but something traumatic happened in Trump’s life around 14 or 15 years old because he’s stuck at that age,” expells Griffin. He then goes on to explain how Kim Jong-Un also had a traumatic adolescence that has led to the two of them going back and forth.

He also says “This a coup pulled off by the Russians, Trump’s motherf**kin’ treasonist ass, the alt-right, KKK, neo-nazis all conspired pulled off a coup of the United States presidency.” Watch the clip to hear him tell it like it is about what’s going on in America and why no one is speaking up.

– Vlad TV

Wow. And Eddie called every Republican, except Sen. John McCain, treasonous! Shots fired, bombs dropped!

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DL Hughley Speaks On Generational Wealth, The Struggle For Civil Rights For Gay People Vs. Black People, And How Comedy Has Helped Humans Evolve (Video)

Black people are jealous of gay people… It’s not hate. It’s jealousy.

Interesting how taglines are chosen. This clip is actually a Part 10 of what we thought was a six-part conversation with DL Hughley. And it is entitled “Black People are Jealous of Gay People,” which is covered in here. BUT Hughley’s thoughts on how important and intrinsic comedy is to humanity are the bulk of what was discussed, and so incredibly insightful. Watch above.

D.L. Hughley opened up to VladTV about his thoughts on generational wealth, his favorite comedians, and how comedy has helped humans evolve.

When it comes to his favorite comedians, D.L. named off Richard Pryor, George Carlin, Redd Foxx, and Robin Harris, and he shared why Dick Gregory and Mark Twain illustrated the human condition in the best way. He also mentioned coming up with Jamie Foxx and being mad that someone could be as talented as the “Ray” actor.

After sharing his thoughts on how Ellen was integral in the way people saw the gay community, D.L. explains how comedy has led to the evolution of humans. You can hear more about what he had to say in the above clip.

DJ Vlad

(If you want, you can catch up with Parts seven, eight, and nine after the jump. Then watch 10 above. If you want…)

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Comedian DL Hughley’s Real Life Is As Impactful As His Real Talk On-Air Today (Video)

From King Of Comedy to political commentator, with a bit of acting and activism in between. DL Hughley talks to DJ Vlad about growing up in the hood, his back-in-the-day gang life, his cousin’s death and… and that’s just the beginning.

Really. It’s a six-part interview. The rest is after the jump. That clip up top: just the beginning.


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Throwback: Full Force On Their Infamous “I Smell Pu**y” Line From “House Party” (Video)

Score for this one! If you were alive when the “House Party” movie came out, you KNOW that “I smell… I SMELL… PU**Y” line. Classic cinema right there. Check out the cats that made it [in]famous speaking on it today.

(And they talk about making great music with Lisa Lisa… who EVERYBODY wanted to ‘take home’ back in the day. YES!)


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MC Eiht Speaks On Prodigy & Mobb Deep, Emcees Who Want To Be 2Pac, Beef With DJ Quik, And His New Album (Video)

Ice Cube in his prime was better than Jay-Z in his: It feels weird to say at first… but keep repeating it. It will feel ‘righter’ for certain; mainly because a strong argument can be made for that declaration. Listen to more from MC Eiht above and after the jump. Lots to view from this interview and take in!

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Tyrin Turner Reveals That “Menace II Society” Was An Answer To A Prayer (Video)

How crazy is that? Well not too crazy actually, depending on where you hold the power of spirituality in your life. But according to the clip above, the “Menace II Society” opportunity (to play Caine) came along in time to answer Tyrin Turner’s desperate plea to the Heavens from his front lawn; right as moms was really pressuring him to get a job and live a ‘responsible life’ that he did NOT want to live.

Los Angeles actor Tyrin Turner here speaks to VladTV about the chain of events that led to him landing the role of Caine in “Menace II Society,” and the group of actors and musicians he worked with on the film, among them Jada Pinkett, Too Short, and 2Pac. Pac, Turner says, read for a part in the movie but wasn’t happy with his character. “2Pac came into the reading. We all started rehearsing and in the middle of it 2Pac was like, ‘Man, I can’t get into this character.'” Get the full story above.
– Vlad TV

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Cardi B On Her Approach To Making Money & Music And Her Dating Preferences (Video)

Very interesting interview snip with Cardi B. Don’t even have to be a fan of her music, life choices, or her opinions or whatever to really hear that she has her own mind. Insight from a thick Miss is something I will always support. If you truly are more than just a body and a face, I will salute that EVERY TIME!

Of course, I am still ogling your body and face. Just facts. That all.

(Catch the full interview after the jump.)



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Havoc Speaks On Coming Up In Queensbridge, Mobb Deep, And Losing Prodigy (Video)

RIP Prodigy for real. And if anyone, ANYONE, should be heard on that, it’s Havoc. They have been through it in all ways – on the come up, after the Mobb fame wave ebbed, falling out with each other, squashing the beef finally, and then… damn.

After the untimely death of Prodigy, DJ Vlad sits down with his longtime friend and the other half of Mobb Deep, Havoc. Havoc details what it was like growing up in Queensbridge, their first rap names, and reveals Prodigy turned down a deal to work with him at first. The producer then goes on to talk about making their first album, Prodigy teaching him how to sample and them getting a deal at LOUD records.

Throughout the conversation Havoc discusses some of the milestones in their career from the ‘Hennesy’ shirts, creating “Shook Ones,” dissing 2Pac before his death, their beef with Jay-Z, and what it was like seeing Lil Kim write her “Quiet Storm” verse. Hav also speaks on the rumor of P choking on an egg and the cause of his death before looking back on the legacy that they left in Hip-Hop.

Listen to Havoc pay respect to his brother above.

Vlad TV

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Kool G Rap Speaks On Mumble Rap, His Album & Tour, And Respect For Sean Price (Video)

I don’t think much of mumble rap, I don’t think highly of it…so many things that young cats are doing have nothing to do with the roots of where this thing started from.
Kool G Rap

Ah! This clip might sting a bit. See, Kool G Rap gets around to [more than] inferring that the surge in popularity of “mumble rap” is the listeners’ fault! Come on… There is a song called “Peek A Boo”… A cat is out here getting MAJOR check from a song called “Peek A Boo.”

Yeah. That’s where we are with the rap that the masses love out here today.


(But hey, that new Kool G Rap is LOADED with features from LYRICISTS though… including Sean Price!)

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Cassidy – “VladTV Freestyle” (Video)

GeeeeYOTdam! Cass just said:

Me losing to a lame rapping…
It’s like you wipe your butt hole and your nose with the same napkin…

That does it. Time to write that letter: Dear wack rapper, why are you still here?? You and your cousin ‘mumbles’ can’t take a hint, sooooo… GET THE F**K OUT! Quit! Stop wasting The Nation’s time! You’re FINISHED! Cassidy Larsiny just sh!t on your tissue. Flush and wash your hands.

Legendary rapper Cassidy dropped by VladTV for an exclusive freestyle. The Philly hustler channeled his battle rapping roots acapella style, making sure you won’t forget this freestyle. Watch above.
– VladTV


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Lord Jamar Speaks On President Trump, Kanye West Wanting “In” The White House And More (Video)

Brand Nubian’s Lord Jamar is a VladTV regular. Usually comes through provacative & entertaining interviews. Some have that crazy-enough-to-make-scary-sense feel, though, like this one. He touches on Donald Trump’s tendency to Tweet off cuff, while in his feelings… thoughts on Black celebs like Jim Brown and Kanye West meeting with Trump.

Hmmm… Kanye gets dissed as a ‘jackass’ when President Obama was in the White House AND Jay Z and Beyonce were always welcome. Yeezy might be thinking about ‘hitting back’ with visits and while The Trumps run the place?

Interesting viewpoint, Lord Jamar. Interesting…

(Talk about The ‘West’ Wing… Yeezus H. Kanye!)

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Salaam Remi, Amy Winehouse’s Main Producer, Speaks On Her Artistic Influence, Dying At 27 And More (Video)

Ohhhh! Amy Winehouse’s main producer was Salaam Remi? That’s one of Nas’ go-to producers. Wonder if that is what put them in contact (e.g. both working with and trusting Remi), allowing them to grow their friendship. Or was it that those two were friends… and one introduced the other to Salaam Remi.

Salaam Remi is one of the producers who worked heavily with the late Amy Winehouse. The producer discusses meeting Amy, and how they would come together to produce jazz music. He goes on to speak about her issues with love, her sense of humor and how that affected her music. Despite producing a majority of Amy’s work, Salaam reveals he did not get a Grammy alongside the songstress. Salaam talks, Amy’s legacy after the troubled singer died at just 27 years old.


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Talib Kweli Insists That Seasoned Artists Can Learn From Lil Yachty & 21 Savage (Video)

Talib Kweli tells Vlad that Lil Yachty, 21 Savage, Ugly God and the other young’uns in the rap game have something to teach the rap vets. No, helllll nooo; not about putting out good music. Rather, they know how to get a buzz that gets heat for an artist without paying playing the radio game. And that game has gotten even more expensive and more ‘in the shadows’ nowadays.

F*ck radio…don’t need no radio… [and] F*CK Gene Simmons!

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RA The Rugged Man And Vlad Debate Drake Vs. Rakim Vs. Nas Vs. Jay Z (Video)

This title should be updated to include “Vs. The Diabolical Biz Markie” (dope live performer)! Great point made about real emcees, real MCs, deserving credit for Moving Crowds. Rakim (on the list, in the title) said that in his rhyme. And at its foundations, real MC-ing, THAT’S HIP-HOP! I like the energy of this debate as much as the content. Vlad and RA get it in!

(Those other guys in the title… they a’ight on the mic, too… except Vlad Haa!)


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Azie Faison Speaks On Getting ‘Paid In Full’ As A Coke Kingpin Back Then, Life Events Up To Now And Why There Is No Future In The Drug Game (Video)

Azie Faison. Bronx-born, Harlem-raised. Sugar Hill, baby. Former mover of weight in the ’80s…in love with the ‘co co’ (selling cocaine). Dude was making $100K a day when the “War on Drugs” was being fought heavy. Roc-A-Fella Films’ “Paid In Full” was modeled after his life!

Above Faison speaks on realizing Alpo murdered Rich Porter and why, why today’s drug game is stupid and much, much more!

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MC Eiht Speaks On Suge Knight, Staying Humble On The Come Up And More (Video)

Comptons Most Wanted MC Eiht knows and lets the words flow freely about Suge Knight – success as a rap mogul to current hit-and-run and murder charges he faces. His views on what caused the downfall of Tha Row’s capo…

“Money and power will side-track the sh!t out of you if you ain’t the type of motherf#cker who knows how to handle power and money.”

Eiht continues.

“If you be humble, then motherf#ckers will know that. If you be the terrorizer, sh!t gone follow you until one day you gone be in the terror. It’s just the cycle of the world, man. Nobody thinks that sh!t is true, but it’s true.”

Get your money and stay humble and even-handed. Words from someone who knows. Worth watching and heeding.

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