Earlier this week footage leaked of Lil Wayne shooting a video for “God Bless Amerika” in New Orleans. In the clip (available below), Wayne is seen stepping and dancing on top of an American flag with little to no regard.
Not feeling the “unpatriotic” label, Wayne took to his Facebook to release the following statement:
It was never my intention to desecrate the flag of the United States of America. I was shooting a video for a song off my album entitled “God Bless Amerika”. The clip that surfaced on the Internet was a camera trick clip that revealed that behind the American Flag was the Hoods of America. In the final edit of the video you will see the flag fall to reveal what is behind it but will never see it on the ground. In most people eyes including my own who were raised in that environment, the Hood is the only America they know and the only America I knew growing up. I was fortunate from my God giving talents to escape the Hood and see the other beautiful places this country has to offer but most people who are born in that environment don’t get that chance. That’s their view of their America. That was Dwayne M Carter from Hollygrove New Orleans view of America. That’s who I’m speaking for in this song.
Now that Apollo Brown, Verbal Kent and Red Pill’s Ugly Heroes album is available on vinyl (with a bonus 45), the trio has decided to give 2DBZ the green light to premiere a previously unreleased bonus cut from the same recording sessions.
An Ugly Hero is considered a myth. Growing up, the heroes we saw in cartoons and movies were perfectly chiseled, intelligent, and had senses none of us possess. An UGLY HERO is the everyday blue collar individual that makes the world go ’round. These are the heroes that work hard all day, everyday to help ensure that the lives around them are taken care of, and do it all without recognition. They wear themselves into the ground and sacrifice vanity for family.
Tonight, Statik celebrates the release of his new album (which promises to sell more than any other project dropping today) at Manhattan’s SOBs, with… well… everybody and their respective mothers in the Tri-State Area. I’ll be on deck as well, spinning a variety of tunes. Even though the event is sold out, you can still cop VIP tickets, which also include backstage access, a signed album/poster and a Duck Down t-shirt. See you all tonight. Extended Play is out now.
Another J Da Juiceman post for your late night as Wale and Trey Songz join him on the latest single from his upcoming album Stay Trippy. UPDATE: Back to the top with the official artwork and audio embed.
There’s a lot of music dropping today, just in case you’ve forgotten. THe Pac Div spitter links up with the producer/part-time Get Busy Committee member for this collaborative EP. Tracklist, stream and link down bottom.