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djsavone:

Props to Ras Kass & Apollo Brown on announcing a new collaborative album, ‘Blasphemy’, due to be released on October 28, 2014 via Mello Music Group. I’m not mad at all - should be dope!

djsavone:

Props to Ras Kass & Apollo Brown on announcing a new collaborative album, ‘Blasphemy’, due to be released on October 28, 2014 via Mello Music Group. I’m not mad at all - should be dope!

(via theretrospectofhiphop)

This is business: they don’t care about your lyrics;
The better you sell, the better future for their children.
Controversy sells, so they support conflict,
Makes more progress, means more profit.
An artist gets killed, they say they’re ‘so sorry,’
Meanwhile, they tell you the date of his next project.
What a life…death made them more profit:
Record companies get paid for your drama.

—Cormega, “Industry,” Mega Philosophy, 2014. More wisdom from ‘Mega… (via rapquote)

(via theretrospectofhiphop)

rtamerica:

Detroit resumes water service shutoffs for cash-strapped residents
The City of Detroit has once again begun shutting off water service for residents who are months behind on their bills. The move comes as a 30-day moratorium on shut-offs ended on Monday.
According to theAssociated Press, the city was scheduled to have crews out on Tuesday in order to commence with the controversial shut-offs, which are expected to hit 420 customers at first. So far, it’s unknown how many residents have actually had their service canceled.
Detroit first began taking down water service in March, as thousands of residents were either months behind on their payments or owed hundreds of dollars. Between 15,000 and 19,000 customers had their water shut down since April, and almost 45 percent of all the city’s water accounts are classified as overdue.

rtamerica:

Detroit resumes water service shutoffs for cash-strapped residents

The City of Detroit has once again begun shutting off water service for residents who are months behind on their bills. The move comes as a 30-day moratorium on shut-offs ended on Monday.

According to theAssociated Press, the city was scheduled to have crews out on Tuesday in order to commence with the controversial shut-offs, which are expected to hit 420 customers at first. So far, it’s unknown how many residents have actually had their service canceled.

Detroit first began taking down water service in March, as thousands of residents were either months behind on their payments or owed hundreds of dollars. Between 15,000 and 19,000 customers had their water shut down since April, and almost 45 percent of all the city’s water accounts are classified as overdue.

rtamerica:

Dozens of police departments suspended for losing US military-grade weaponry
Close to 200 state and local police departments in the United States have been suspended for losing military-level equipment transferred to them by the Pentagon, a new investigation found.
According to the media outlet Fusion, its independent investigation into the Pentagon’s “1033 program,” which equips state and local police departments across the US with excess military equipment, turned up an alarming trend: Not only did many law enforcement agencies fail to comply with the program’s guidelines, they routinely lost dangerous weaponry.
Already, the investigation has found that police departments in Arizona, California, Mississippi, Missouri, Georgia, and others have lost or cannot account for various types of weapons. This list includes M14 and M16 assault rifles, .45-caliber pistols, shotguns, and even vehicles.

rtamerica:

Dozens of police departments suspended for losing US military-grade weaponry

Close to 200 state and local police departments in the United States have been suspended for losing military-level equipment transferred to them by the Pentagon, a new investigation found.

According to the media outlet Fusion, its independent investigation into the Pentagon’s “1033 program,” which equips state and local police departments across the US with excess military equipment, turned up an alarming trend: Not only did many law enforcement agencies fail to comply with the program’s guidelines, they routinely lost dangerous weaponry.

Already, the investigation has found that police departments in Arizona, California, Mississippi, Missouri, Georgia, and others have lost or cannot account for various types of weapons. This list includes M14 and M16 assault rifles, .45-caliber pistols, shotguns, and even vehicles.