Monday, January 24, 2011

Rest In Peace WorldStarHipHop

Depending on where you stand, is either the embodiment of everything that's wrong with Black America, or merely a nice corner of the internets in which to burn a spare 30 minutes. Personally, I've always considered it a little bit of both. No, videos of crackheads fighting, Brian Pumper's "reality show", WSHH "Bunnies", and MySpace cRapper homemade music videos aren't exactly advancing the cause. But the rap battle videos are usually pretty interesting, and it's not like WSHH is doing anything you can't find elsewhere.

Uhhh, make that was doing anything.
According to several sources, federal authorities have shut down the popular urban website, WorldStar is known for showing rap videos, footage of rappers engaging in ignorant behavior, fights, news clips and the occasional sex tape.

Federal authorities have already shut down the sites, OnSmash and Rap Godfathers, last year as well as several torrent sites. Rapper 50 Cent has claimed that he is responsible on Twitter:

I put worldstar to bed, you don’t believe try me I will shut your sh*t down. Lol

I don’t know why people underestimate me. I just shut down WORLDSTAR for future advertising contact suckers lol
If anyone actually believes 50 Cent made hundreds of millions off VitaminWater has enough pull at the Department Of Homeland Security to shut down a website that 99.9% of America doesn't even know exists, then I've got a great piece of beachfront property in Topeka that might interest you. Reality is, much like some other hip hop music sites (OnSmash and Rap Godfathers come to mind) recently shut down by the Feds, WSHH probably just fell victim to some sort of copyright infringement. Maybe it'll be back, maybe not. I doubt it'll be missed, since there's a million other places on the internet for the same trash, so folks (as usual) will just keep it movin'. Personally, I hope the far more scandalous MediaTakeOut is next, but that's just me.

I just hope black folks don't turn this into the next Jena Six-type of internet activism, and start passing around e-petitions to bring the site back. What Obama giveth, Obama taketh away. It ain't that deep, folks.

Pour out a lil' liquor, read a book, and get over it already.

Question: Is DHS' decision to shut down WorldStar an example of the gubb'ment wasting time and taxpayer dollars on pointless BS? If you were a regular WSHH reader, where's the best place for me the get my NegroNonsense fix now? Do you even know what the heck WSHH is?

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