Thursday, September 6, 2007

50 and Kanye Ain't The Only Ones Droppin' On Sept. 11th

Guess who's back?

Osama bin Laden plans a new video to be released in the coming days ahead of the sixth anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks in what would be the first new images of the terror mastermind in nearly three years, al-Qaida's media arm announced Thursday.

The al-Qaida leader has not appeared in new video footage since Oct. 29, 2004, and he has not put out a new audiotape in more than a year.

One difference in his appearance was immediately obvious. The announcement had a still photo from the upcoming video, showing bin Laden addressing the camera, his beard fully black. In his past videos, bin Laden's beard was almost entirely gray with dark streaks.During his silence, his deputy, Egyptian-born Ayman al-Zawahri, has frequently issued videos and audiotapes.

Al-Qaida has regularly produced new messages around the anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks. In 2006, al-Zawahri called on Muslims to attack the U.S. for jailing militant cleric Sheik Omar Abdel Rahman. But the fact that bin Laden is delivering the message is significant, he said. Whether the message will indicate a potential attack will depend on what bin Laden says.
Damn, this dude drops more tapes than DJ Drama.

While the world is fixated on Kanghey vs Fiddy, it's easy to forget that just 6 years ago, this happened.

Anyways (cause I forget quickly myself), Kanye and 50 not only will both drop albums on the 11th, they're both appear in a "battle" on BET's 106th and Park that same day to cross-promote their new albums. But since both these guys are studio thugs, it won't really be a "battle" per se.
Rapper Kanye West has accepted 50 Cent's challenge to appear live on BET's countdown show 106 & Park on Tuesday, September 11, the day both of their highly anticipated albums are released.

Terrence and Rocsi will host a "battle" during the show, where 50 Cent will perform singles from his upcoming album Curtis, while Kanye West will perform songs from his upcoming effort, Graduation.

ESPN's Stuart Scott will deliver commentary and a statistical breakdown of both 50 Cent and Kanye West.
Man, is this what hip hop's come to? The two guys are gonna "battle", by lip synching radio-edits of their current singles. Yeah, that's real gangsta.

For the record, I've already "acquired" both albums, and Kanye is the winner by far. "Curtis" is just more of the same "kill a nigga, do a broad, buy some fly sh*t" that we've come to expect from 50. "Graduation", on the other hand, is a pop album par excellence. It's the sort of edgy, experimental album Diddy tried to pull off with "Press Play", but of course, Diddy doesn't have any real discernable talent other than extreme impregnation. Cause he can't stop, won't stop... payin' that child support. Eh Eh. Take that, take that. [||]

Still a televised "battle" that consists of trading singles is pretty L.A.M.E.

KRS-One and MC Shan are crying inside.

Groups: Bin Laden plans video on 9/11 [AP]

Kanye Accepts 50's Challenge; Will Appear On 106 & Park [AllHipHop]

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