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Daily Links November 30, 2010

Tuesday, November 30th, 2010

Robbie at has examines the rap genre whose name he is coining as Soap Opera Rap.

MTV has a list of 10 reasons why Dr. Dre’s Detox will come out.  Consider me skeptical.

Sharpton Shakes Down Aftermath

Monday, May 19th, 2008

Al Sharpton is often attacked by conservatives who accuse him of being a shakedown artist. The latest example of Sharpton’s shakedown tactics continues this pattern. According to Bruce Williams, Dr. Dre’s former associate, Al Sharpton demanded half a million dollars or he would start demonstrations in regards to the beef between 50 Cent and the Game.

In an upcoming interview for HipHopDX with Dr. Dre’s former right hand man for over a decade, Bruce Williams, it was revealed that Rev Al Sharpton gave Dr. Dre and his Aftermath camp an ultimatum – Half a million to squash the 50 Cent/Game beef or they would march.

“He said if we didn’t have a million, we marching. It’s that easy,” Williams stated exclusively to HipHopDX. He also makes mention of the situation in his recently released book “Rollin With Dre.”

“We got a lot of black leaders that don’t do shit to me. I don’t see what they do,” he continues. “In the (Game/50) situation (Sharpton and company) are going to come and say ‘we need X amount of money’, whether you are going to give it to charity or not? Why don’t you come and say ‘hey, let’s all of us sit down and figure this out?’ Don’t come and say ‘give me a half a million dollars or we marching!’ That didn’t even get the situation resolved. You seen it. They didn’t even look like they squashed anything.”

Williams accuses Sharpton of “orchestrating” the press conference held to squash the beef and states that “so-called” activists do this “all of the time.”

“Look at C Delores Tucker back in the day,” Williams said. “They was sitting up there talking all that bullshit when behind closed doors they was trying to start their own label. But that isn’t what they were telling motherfuckers in the street!”

Do Sharpton’s tactics have no bounds? Sounds like threats from Sharpton may have ended in squashing the beef between The Game and 50 Cent.