It looks like the authorities aren’t so sure about rapper Tim Dog‘s death. Despite reports that the Bronx native died from complications from diabetes back in February, a warrant has been issued for his arrest in Mississippi. Born Timothy Blair, the rapper was convicted of swindling a Southhaven women in 2011. Prosecutor Steven Jubera says that if he’s alive, he’s going to jail. “I need proof,” said Jubera. His family is being asked to present proof that the hip-hop star is indeed dead.
No Limit Records rapper Mr. Magic and his wife reportedly died in a car accident last night in Mississippi. According to Complex, only Magic’s daughter survived the tragic incident. Today, Silkk The Shocker tweeted about the passing of the Ninth Ward, New Orleans rapper. ”Prayers goes to the Family and Friends of Mr. Magic. him and Wife died in a car accident last night..” Silkk said. Magic released four solo albums during his career. The first three were released on No Limit Records, and the final one, On My Own, on Koch. He was also known as one-third of the rap trio, Body Head Bangerz. Mr. Magic was perhaps best known for his No Limit debut, Sky’s the Limit, when it landed in the top 20 on the Billboard 200 upon its release in 1998. BigLonPromo sends its condolences to Mr. Magic’s family during this difficult time.
Dolls made in the likeness of the characters in the slave film Django Unchained have been discontinued. The figurines were pegged as “action figures,” and led to a public outcry calling for them to stop being sold.
Sources connected to the toy production tell us … shortly after advocacy groups like Al Sharpton‘s National Action Network and Project Islamic Hope spoke out against the figurines … the Weinstein Company (which produced the film) reached out to the toy company and told them to put the kibosh on the toy line ASAP.
We’re told the toy company agreed, insisting they never intended to offend anyone … and halted production immediately.Sources tell us … the toymakers only released somewhere in the neighborhood of 1,000 dolls before shutting down production.
Retailing for $299 on Amazon.com the dolls were meant for collectors rather than children. Django Unchained has been plagued by controversy over its content, including the use of the “n-word” which is said more than 100 times. Director, Quentin Tarantino, brushed off the critiques explaining that given the time period in which the film is set, the racial epithet is fitting. “If somebody is out there actually saying when it comes to the word ‘ni**er,’ the fact that I was using it in the movie more than it was being used in the antebellum South in Mississippi, then feel free to make that case,” he said after winning a Gloden Globe award in the Best Screenplay category. “They are saying I should lie, that I should whitewash, that I should massage, and I never do that when it comes to my characters.”
Quentin Tarantino won the Best Screenplay award at the Golden Globes Sunday (Jan. 13), but the big news is that the acclaimed director spewed the “n-word” while speaking to reports. When asked of his controversial slave film Django Unchained, and the excessive use of the racial epithet, he decided to drop the n-bomb to get his point across. “If somebody is out there actually saying when it comes to the word ‘ni**er,’ the fact that I was using it in the movie more than it was being used in the antebellum South in Mississippi, then feel free to make that case,” he said, potentially making the media incredibly uncomfortable. “They are saying I should lie, that I should whitewash, that I should massage, and I never do that when it comes to my characters.” According to reports, the room went silent after Tarantino used the word. Tarantino’s film has been plagued by controversy since the start. Aside from the subject matter, and the word-use, a collection of Django action figures did little to calm the opposition. Yet all of the attention has helped propel the film past the $100 million mark, as it has remained on the Top 10 box office list since its release on Christmas Day.Django has also been nominated for five Academy Awards. via:hiphopwired