The Jasmine Brand has obtained edited court documents from Flavor Flav’s lawsuit against Public Enemy’s handlers, ex-managers & producer. Based on physical evidence, Flavor Flav seems to have exonerated his long time partner Chuck D, responsibility in the alleged mismanagement unpaid royalties. The pair had a falling out after Flavor Flav claimed foul play on the business end their agreement. Chuck D decided to take the high road, his assertion being: both he and Flav were due the same percentage, “but (Flav) took a wrong road” somewhere down the line. Flavor Flav’s finances have been a deriding issue for him since he found relative success as a Reality Television magnate. Unfortunately, those ventures incurred production costs he has yet to repay to his financiers or the IRS.
Chuck D was the only name Flava removed from the lawsuit. Currently included in the submitted list is Bomb Squad producer Gary G-Wiz, and other individuals responsible for management-level decisions. When the lawsuit was initially brought to his attention last year, Chuck D shrugged f Flavor Flav’s behavior as the low-point in his character, albeit with an air forgiveness. Chuck D believes Public Enemy destined to reunite on stage when this messy affair is finally put to rest, their bond x amount years in the making. If Flav were in better state mind this may never have occurred, which is not to say there isn’t blood on somebody’s hands, just not his brother in arms.
Supreme has announced a new collaboration with Undercover and Public Enemy featuring original artwork for Public Enemy’s Fear a Black Planet. The album, which was released in 1990 and included the hit “Fight The Power,” was Public Enemy’s third studio album and was selected for preservation in the Library Congress in 2005.
Now, over 25 years after Fear a Black Planet debuted, Supreme has teamed with Undercover to release a full collaborative collection which includes t-shirts, button ups, hoodies, pants, jackets, vests, Undercover’s signature graphical coin purses, a special edition pair Dr. Martens, 14K-gold necklaces, and a Fear a Black Planet rug.
All the items will launch online and in-store at Supreme’s locations in NYC, Brooklyn, Los Angeles, London and Paris on Thursday, March 15. The gear will be available in Japan on March 17. A portion the proceeds will be donated to the American Civil Liberties Union.
Check out the full Supreme x Public Enemy x Undercover collection here.
Flavor Flav may have been throwing hands in the classic video game Def Jam Fight For New York, but today, the iconic rapper was reportedly involved in a real life scuffle. TMZ has reported that the Public Enemy founder and Flavor Of Love star was involved in some fisticuffs, at the South Point Casino in Las Vegas. According to the report, Flavor Flav claimed that the other man, allegedly named Ugandi Howard, attacked Flav after claiming the rapper made disrespectful claims about his mother. After that, Howard was set f, swinging on Flav, punching him in the face and kicking him when he was on the ground.
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TMZ has Flav quoted as saying he “he only went down because he pulled a groin muscle.” Apparently, casino security took Howard into custody, where police rolled through, cited him for battery, and released him. Meanwhile, Flav was reportedly taken to the hospital for a check up, but the rapper only ended up with a few minor wounds. While video has yet to surface, the outlet claims the entire scuffle was caught on the casino’s surveillance cameras; no doubt it will surface in the near future. The story goes on to claim that law enforcement ficers confirmed Flav’s story, and Howard indeed threw the first punch.
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Ultimately, Flavor Flav hasn’t had an easy go things lately. It was recently reported that he’s in the middle suing Public Enemy and Chuck D over unpaid royalties.
In the realm virtual reality, when most people think the word “score,” they think about points. In whatever format the game was developed, there was undoubtedly a scoring system. A way to accumulate virtual currency, gain power-ups, or literally purchase items. “Score” has another definition in the world music. To score a soundtrack, for example, would mean to produce and arrange music for a specific purpose. Scoring a video game soundtrack is a very important task, although it is vastly overlooked. Everybody who played video games in their childhood can hum at least one video game theme song. For me, the regal horns Starfox’s level in the original Super Smash Bros. comes to mind. Music is a vital piece how players experience games. Flipping through the radio channels while gunning down a rival gang in San Andreas made the experience feel genuine and spontaneous.
The games that featured distinguished hip-hop soundtracks became mainstays in the rap community. To this day, people still discuss the Def Jam video game series, which meshed multi-player melee with rap superstars and dope music. NBA Street Vol. 2 introduced millions kids to classics by Pete Rock & CL Smooth and Lords Of The Underground. Just like in the real world, hip-hop music took the virtual world by storm. The absolute necessity for a great soundtrack to set the backdrop loading and menu screens is even more apparent in sports games. Franchises like Madden and NBA 2K have partnered with artists to curate or create music specifically for their games.
Of course, there has been a multitude games with dope hip-hop soundtracks throughout the years, but these are the best ones. These soundtracks weren’t just thrown together to eliminate the staleness silence. Instead, these soundtracks made the entire gaming experience better, or may have been the best part the gaming experience altogether. From DJ Hero to Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, here are the greatest video game soundtracks all time.