Video: DJ Khaled Says “I’m Not Dead”

It’s really a testament to internet rap fuckery, as well as good old fashioned web rumor mongering that this guy would actually have to make this. If you weren’t burning the midnight oil early Tuesday morning, you probably missed all of the hoopla on Twitter about the guy out in L.A. in the white Bentley who led police on a low-speed car chase before taking his own life. First, everybody speculated that the driver might be a distraught Chris Brown making a final desperate stand against the LAPD. Or maybe it was R.Kelly or Kanye’s mullet, since the Bentley had Illinois plates? But then pictures of the guy’s face started to leak out and when people saw that the gentlemen was of Middle-Eastern descent, everybody ran with the “it’s DJ Khaled” story, seemingly out of sheer boredom and frustration at having invested hours of their lives into watching this fuckfest unfold.

So anyway, that’s the backstory, and this is why we see DJ Khaled above denying his own demise. Nice work internets.


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121 Responses to “Video: DJ Khaled Says “I’m Not Dead””

  1. pockets Says:

    THE INTERNATIONAL was inspired by the BCCI, or Bank of Credit & Commerce International, banking scandal — which took place throughout the 80s and into the early 90s.

    The BCCI was the largest criminal corporate enterprise ever, the biggest Ponzi scheme, the most pervasive money-laundering operation in history, the only bank—so far as anyone knows—that ran a brisk sideline business in both conventional and nuclear weapons, gold, drugs, turnkey mercenary armies, intelligence and counter intelligence, shipping, and commodities from cement in the Middle East to Honduran coffee to Vietnamese beans.

    Though it was fundamentally a financial fraud, BCCI itself was not a bank in any conventional sense. Or, more precisely, banking was only a part of the global organism, the ingeniously constructed platform from which its other lines of business were launched. Taken collectively, it was more of an armed Renaissance city-state of Machiavelli’s era than a modern corporation. This “bank” possessed its very own diplomatic corps, intelligence network, and private army, its own shipping and commodities trading companies.

    The organization was designed to mimic the way the world’s largest corporations and banks move and hide their money. It was no accident that BCCI was incorporated in Luxembourg, one of the least regulated nations on earth and a favorite haven of the money-men at the Fortune 500. It was no accident that it ran its wildest manipulations through what amounted to a branch in the Cayman Islands — a place long favored by major banks to hold offshore money away from the ken of the IRS and banking authorities.

    The BCCI scandal affords a rare and representative glimpse at the trillion-dollar-plus underground market of secret money that moves at will in and out of the world’s most sophisticated and highly regulated economies. For all of these reasons, no authorities were in a hurry to shut down BCCI: the bank was as useful to governments as it was to crooks, and indeed, governments became active participants in the fraud. In the United States BCCI became the subject of a massive and decade long cover-up.

    This criminal rampage lasted for nearly two decades. Rarely was BCCI hindered by bank regulators, law enforcement authorities, or politicians, in part because it had bought off many of the people who should have been policing it. Its political reach was awesome: the BCCI network was connected to some of the most powerful people in the world, including Middle Eastern potentates, Asian strong men, and political leaders in Europe and the United States. No matter what the method, the purpose was always to “buy influence.” BCCI used this influence to protect itself from its enemies; equally important, the bank was actively involved in promoting the political agendas of its backers, especially the rulers of Arab nations in the Persian Gulf.

    Because the bank was a privately held institution (its shares could not be bought on any stock market), it was not obliged to provide detailed information to the public and it was not scrutinized by stock market analysts. Anyone who did try to figure out BCCI by studying its annual reports would be stymied by its complicated structure: a maze of subsidiaries and affiliates incorporated in several different countries.

    The bank had its own intelligence and counter-intelligence apparatus — much like its own CIA. Many of the people involved in this network were ex-KGB and Stasi members looking to cash in on their highly-specialized skillsets. They used these skills and their contacts for activities such as surveillance, extortion, kidnapping, and murder — anything to further the banks interest.

    This was literally a “full service bank,” and bank employees referred to it as such. If you wanted to buy advanced military weaponry for whatever reason, you had only to let the BCCI know and they were capable of doing the rest — identifying a seller, paying off customs officials to allow smooth, uninhibited transport, utilizing their own shipping companies to move the goods, their own manpower to protect the goods, and their own bank accounts to store all of the money associated with the entire transaction.

    The bank worked with not only with intelligence services (such as Mossad, CIA, etc.) but also with terrorists, drug dealers, organized crime kingpins, and third-world despots who looted their countries. It was the largest financial supermarket ever created for the likes of Manuel Noriega, Ferdinand Marcos, Saddam Hussein and the Colombian drug barons amongst others.

    The characters in THE INTERNATIONAL are loosely based on the real investigators who helped bring down the BCCI. John Moscow — the assistant D.A. who directed the BCCI Investigation for Manhattan D.A. Robert Morgenthau. Against all odds, Moscow and Morgenthau were two of the only people in the world willing to go after the bank despite the fact that the Justice Department, FBI, CIA and White House were trying to undermine their investigation, and their investigators were receiving death threats and intimidation. Nonetheless, Moscow and Morgenthau relentlessly pursued the bank and were the key figures responsible for breaking the scandal wide open and finally bringing the bank down.

    No one ever went to jail for this $30 billion fraud. And many of those prominently involved in the fraud or associated with the bank have key posts in the Bush Administration — in fact, President Bush had direct dealings with BCCI.

    Although the Manhattan D.A.’s office succeeded in shutting the bank down, they were not successful in curtailing or preventing this type of institutionalized crime from flourishing.

    The BCCI’s of today are much more sophisticated and therefore destructive. They have learned from the mistakes of the past and have created organizations whose structure is so complicated and Byzantine that it’s almost impossible for authorities to track and successfully prosecute them for their illegal activities.

    The BCCI didn’t invent the idea of promoting conflict in order to profit from the debt that it creates, but what they did is streamline the process. You have companies like the Carlyle Group and Bechtel that have taken the BCCI model to the next level.

    Today you have China using the Swiss banks/offshore banks as proxies to sell small arms to Sudan as a way of avoiding UN sanctions. China is fueling the conflict in Darfur in order to run up Sudanese debt and control their tremendous oil resources.

    The same old game, just a new playing field. And this is happening all over Africa.

    ODIOUS DEBT: Odious debt is a huge problem in the Third World right now. Odious debt is debt a country incurs that is not beneficial to the inhabitants of the country. An example of how banks profit from odious debt is the following:

    A first world bank makes a massive loan to the corrupt leader of a poverty-stricken third world country, ostensibly for some improvement or infrastructure that the country does not need — like a NASCAR racing track. The leader then pillages this new influx of capital, taking it for himself — and transfers it into a secret offshore account of the very bank that loaned him the money in the first place. The bank never really loses the money in this debt/capital flight cycle, it still has the capital to make other investments… but in addition, it now controls the debt for its loan in the first place — a debt that will be eventually repaid not by the country’s leader but by its taxpaying citizens who of course cannot pay it. So in exchange for forgiving the debt, these banks take control of the only assets these countries have — their natural resources.

    Some of the most established banks in the world engage in this dirty little game. And although the BCCI did not invent the game, they revolutionized it.

    Illicit arms dealing, money laundering, predatory lending, odious debt, third-world conflict — the consequences of what corrupt financial institutions are doing have a profound effect in the world we live in. And the BCCI was the forefather of it all…

  2. pockets Says:

    THE INTERNATIONAL was inspired by the BCCI, or Bank of Credit & Commerce International, banking scandal — which took place throughout the 80s and into the early 90s.

    The BCCI was the largest criminal corporate enterprise ever, the biggest Ponzi scheme, the most pervasive money-laundering operation in history, the only bank—so far as anyone knows—that ran a brisk sideline business in both conventional and nuclear weapons, gold, drugs, turnkey mercenary armies, intelligence and counter intelligence, shipping, and commodities from cement in the Middle East to Honduran coffee to Vietnamese beans.

    Though it was fundamentally a financial fraud, BCCI itself was not a bank in any conventional sense. Or, more precisely, banking was only a part of the global organism, the ingeniously constructed platform from which its other lines of business were launched. Taken collectively, it was more of an armed Renaissance city-state of Machiavelli’s era than a modern corporation. This “bank” possessed its very own diplomatic corps, intelligence network, and private army, its own shipping and commodities trading companies.

    The organization was designed to mimic the way the world’s largest corporations and banks move and hide their money. It was no accident that BCCI was incorporated in Luxembourg, one of the least regulated nations on earth and a favorite haven of the money-men at the Fortune 500. It was no accident that it ran its wildest manipulations through what amounted to a branch in the Cayman Islands — a place long favored by major banks to hold offshore money away from the ken of the IRS and banking authorities.

    The BCCI scandal affords a rare and representative glimpse at the trillion-dollar-plus underground market of secret money that moves at will in and out of the world’s most sophisticated and highly regulated economies. For all of these reasons, no authorities were in a hurry to shut down BCCI: the bank was as useful to governments as it was to crooks, and indeed, governments became active participants in the fraud. In the United States BCCI became the subject of a massive and decade long cover-up.

    This criminal rampage lasted for nearly two decades. Rarely was BCCI hindered by bank regulators, law enforcement authorities, or politicians, in part because it had bought off many of the people who should have been policing it. Its political reach was awesome: the BCCI network was connected to some of the most powerful people in the world, including Middle Eastern potentates, Asian strong men, and political leaders in Europe and the United States. No matter what the method, the purpose was always to “buy influence.” BCCI used this influence to protect itself from its enemies; equally important, the bank was actively involved in promoting the political agendas of its backers, especially the rulers of Arab nations in the Persian Gulf.

    Because the bank was a privately held institution (its shares could not be bought on any stock market), it was not obliged to provide detailed information to the public and it was not scrutinized by stock market analysts. Anyone who did try to figure out BCCI by studying its annual reports would be stymied by its complicated structure: a maze of subsidiaries and affiliates incorporated in several different countries.

    The bank had its own intelligence and counter-intelligence apparatus — much like its own CIA. Many of the people involved in this network were ex-KGB and Stasi members looking to cash in on their highly-specialized skillsets. They used these skills and their contacts for activities such as surveillance, extortion, kidnapping, and murder — anything to further the banks interest.

    This was literally a “full service bank,” and bank employees referred to it as such. If you wanted to buy advanced military weaponry for whatever reason, you had only to let the BCCI know and they were capable of doing the rest — identifying a seller, paying off customs officials to allow smooth, uninhibited transport, utilizing their own shipping companies to move the goods, their own manpower to protect the goods, and their own bank accounts to store all of the money associated with the entire transaction.

    The bank worked with not only with intelligence services (such as Mossad, CIA, etc.) but also with terrorists, drug dealers, organized crime kingpins, and third-world despots who looted their countries. It was the largest financial supermarket ever created for the likes of Manuel Noriega, Ferdinand Marcos, Saddam Hussein and the Colombian drug barons amongst others.

    The characters in THE INTERNATIONAL are loosely based on the real investigators who helped bring down the BCCI. John Moscow — the assistant D.A. who directed the BCCI Investigation for Manhattan D.A. Robert Morgenthau. Against all odds, Moscow and Morgenthau were two of the only people in the world willing to go after the bank despite the fact that the Justice Department, FBI, CIA and White House were trying to undermine their investigation, and their investigators were receiving death threats and intimidation. Nonetheless, Moscow and Morgenthau relentlessly pursued the bank and were the key figures responsible for breaking the scandal wide open and finally bringing the bank down.

    No one ever went to jail for this $30 billion fraud. And many of those prominently involved in the fraud or associated with the bank have key posts in the Bush Administration — in fact, President Bush had direct dealings with BCCI.

    Although the Manhattan D.A.’s office succeeded in shutting the bank down, they were not successful in curtailing or preventing this type of institutionalized crime from flourishing.

    The BCCI’s of today are much more sophisticated and therefore destructive. They have learned from the mistakes of the past and have created organizations whose structure is so complicated and Byzantine that it’s almost impossible for authorities to track and successfully prosecute them for their illegal activities.

    The BCCI didn’t invent the idea of promoting conflict in order to profit from the debt that it creates, but what they did is streamline the process. You have companies like the Carlyle Group and Bechtel that have taken the BCCI model to the next level.

    Today you have China using the Swiss banks/offshore banks as proxies to sell small arms to Sudan as a way of avoiding UN sanctions. China is fueling the conflict in Darfur in order to run up Sudanese debt and control their tremendous oil resources.

    The same old game, just a new playing field. And this is happening all over Africa.

    ODIOUS DEBT: Odious debt is a huge problem in the Third World right now. Odious debt is debt a country incurs that is not beneficial to the inhabitants of the country. An example of how banks profit from odious debt is the following:

    A first world bank makes a massive loan to the corrupt leader of a poverty-stricken third world country, ostensibly for some improvement or infrastructure that the country does not need — like a NASCAR racing track. The leader then pillages this new influx of capital, taking it for himself — and transfers it into a secret offshore account of the very bank that loaned him the money in the first place. The bank never really loses the money in this debt/capital flight cycle, it still has the capital to make other investments… but in addition, it now controls the debt for its loan in the first place — a debt that will be eventually repaid not by the country’s leader but by its taxpaying citizens who of course cannot pay it. So in exchange for forgiving the debt, these banks take control of the only assets these countries have — their natural resources.

    Some of the most established banks in the world engage in this dirty little game. And although the BCCI did not invent the game, they revolutionized it.

    Illicit arms dealing, money laundering, predatory lending, odious debt, third-world conflict — the consequences of what corrupt financial institutions are doing have a profound effect in the world we live in. And the BCCI was the forefather of it all…

  3. japancakes Says:

    We not deceeeeeeeeased

  4. Randy Watson Says:

    japancakes

    ^^
    wtf? explain…

  5. BabyDoll Says:

    WE ALIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIVE!

  6. the real truth Says:

    Is it wrong for me to wish Khaled was the guy in the Bentley

  7. Macaroni with the Cheese Says:

    Not dead yet but def jam got the burner to his head EARLY

  8. Big_Seth Says:

    Shenanah won the date with Kid from Kid & Play.

    lol

  9. Randy Watson Says:

    DJ Khaled Says “I’m Not Dead”
    ^^
    crippling obesity will getcha sooner or later though. WE OBESSS!

  10. Bananas the Ape Says:

    >>>^They were born in NY…they are from VA…ALL DAY! 757

    NY niggas kill me when they be in VA ALL they life and still claim NY…SMH

    _______________

    I lived in Virginia for a year, I lived in Lake Edward and then VA beach by Pembroke…I used to play ball with FAMLAY at the rec center.

    I don’t claim Detroit, NYC, VA, NORTH CAROLINA or Baltimore or DC and I lived all those places.

    NY niggas are NYC though..it’s in your blood especially if you a 80’s baby…I know everybody slang but my accent scream NYC.

    But VA nigga jack NY slang especially them clownish Richmond nigga that get bodied thinking they can pop shit in Shark City

  11. b-ease Says:

    Cooning – When actions that are generally associated with the basest of African American sterotypes are portrayed by an entertainter ( in various mediums) for either blatant profit or with complete obliviousness to their reinforcement of said sterotypes

    ^^
    That’s how I would define it.

  12. willy rock Says:

    for the love of god, where is this JADA!!!!!!!!!!
    *flips desk over*

  13. D_Block_4_life Says:

    @ Ease,

    I doubt that Magnificent W/ John Legend is a street single.

  14. Mr. Papagiorgio Says:

    WE ALIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIVE!

    ^^

    *DEAD*

  15. b-ease Says:

    Honestly i dont think either of his singles are like Hustlin or Boss, and plus if Nas couldnt sell and he dropped “Hero” which was featured in the Hulk movie i jus cant honestly think Rawse will move units

    ^^
    I could be wrong, but I’d be willing to bet money that those arent official singles for Ross’ new album. More just “street” singles. When there’s video on 106 and Park with a Cool and Dre/Runners beat with a screwed/sung hook, it’s his single.

    Boss and Hustling > Hero

    As far as singles go, so I don’t really get the Nas comparison or what Hero being in Hulk has to do with it. It’s not like people associated the film with the song on some Dangerous Minds/Gangta Paradise tip.

  16. D. Billz Says:

    @BigSeth @BDoll @bease (”B stands forrrr”, lol… and smh @ me replyin’ in Twitter format)

    There’s really no concrete denotation but sometimes I get a lil’ frustrated with it too. That Weezy jump was definitely cooning. I say so because he was so proud to receive an award from a white organization that ultimately means nothin’ in the end. And Paul Mooney had a valid point when he said Martin was funny as hell although his show had some cooning in it.

    I can’t speak for everyone but I often deem it cooning when I see us doing anything to get ahead while THEY capitalize off our sweat. All the lil’ dances have been going on for years so I don’t see a problem with it. For kids, by kids (even the Aunt Jackie that was started as a Rucker thing). I also noticed that any comedian/comedic actor who excels in physical comedy is also considered a buffoon/coon without justification. I like talkin’ about this subject though because I really wanna hear some different opinions on it.

  17. Beezy Says:

    I doubt that Magnificent W/ John Legend is a street single

    ^This is his first radio single off the album…he has stated this. Video undwerway.

  18. D. Billz Says:

    # D_Block_4_life Says:
    February 11th, 2009 at 11:55 am

    @ Ease,

    I doubt that Magnificent W/ John Legend is a street single.

    ^It’s perfect for radio.

  19. b-ease Says:

    @ Ease,

    I doubt that Magnificent W/ John Legend is a street single.

    ^^
    lol, I definetly havent heard that, just Mafia Music.

  20. the real truth Says:

    @ B-Ease

    I meant as far as promotion…and no shots but you must have slept on the wrong side of the bed if you think Hustlin and Boss > Hero, i used the nas comparison bcuz untitled was an amzing album and it had a good 1st single and didnt sell as much as it should have (in my opinion), but mafia music and magnificent wont get tht much promotion or spins in the east coast, shame though cause magnificent is heatrock. like E.Digital said it will get spins in the south but i doubt they will buy 500k + copies themselves

  21. Bananas the Ape Says:

    NYC was right to Blackball the South (n/h)…when this rule going back into effect?

  22. BabyDoll Says:

    Bananas the Ape Says:

    February 11th, 2009 at 11:55 am
    >>>^They were born in NY…they are from VA…ALL DAY! 757

    NY niggas kill me when they be in VA ALL they life and still claim NY…SMH

    _______________

    I lived in Virginia for a year, I lived in Lake Edward and then VA beach by Pembroke…I used to play ball with FAMLAY at the rec center.

    I don’t claim Detroit, NYC, VA, NORTH CAROLINA or Baltimore or DC and I lived all those places.

    NY niggas are NYC though..it’s in your blood especially if you a 80’s baby…I know everybody slang but my accent scream NYC.

    But VA nigga jack NY slang especially them clownish Richmond nigga that get bodied thinking they can pop shit in Shark City

    ^Hmmmm… I’m from Norfolk, born and raised…went to high school with Nate or Famlay as you call him and I know that the Clipse will tell you from their own mouths that they are from VA.

    If you were born somewhere and haven’t lived ther in 15+ years…you actually live in another state, graduated from high school from there and etc then you are now from there. I know you NY cats got pride and can’t let that ish go and that’s cool…

    But VA niggas don’t jack NY slang…we have our own. Cap city is just as thorough as any borough you come from so you can kill the Richmond slick talk.

  23. D. Billz Says:

    # b-ease Says:
    February 11th, 2009 at 11:55 am

    Cooning – When actions that are generally associated with the basest of African American sterotypes are portrayed by an entertainter ( in various mediums) for either blatant profit or with complete obliviousness to their reinforcement of said sterotypes

    ^^
    That’s how I would define it.

    ^Now my question is, which “stereotypes” are deemed inappropriate?

    And is it wrong to profit from your own talent?

  24. the real truth Says:

    Weezy at the grammy’s was defintely cooning, but honkies pay comedians/actors for cooning so honestly who is really losin?

  25. Eastern_Digital Says:

    # Eastern_Digital Says:
    February 11th, 2009 at 11:58 am

    Thats a good point, but do you honestly think every1 in the south will cop his album?…not all his units were moved in the south..and if thats the case then shit he should have went double plat.

    ^^
    nah i’m just sayin. maybe in the south 30% actually cop the album and on the eastcoast it’s maybe like 10%. I guess Ross will do 200k-300k first week or somethin. or why do you think (Wayne), Tip and Luda did decent numbers. shit even a nigga like rich boy did 600k+.

  26. Eastern_Digital Says:

    Co-sign,everything Cuba has ever done was cooning to the tenth degree,IMO.

    Also see Robin from Howard Stern

    ^^
    Boyz In The Hood?

  27. BKScribe Says:

    still dead @ kanye’s mullet

  28. Eastern_Digital Says:

    you must be new or somethin man, WE THE BEST!

  29. pockets Says:

    Weezy at the grammy’s was defintely cooning

    ^wat u mean

  30. the real truth Says:

    @ Eastern Digital

    But more people like Luda, Tip and Wayne on a national level than Rawse…No?

  31. Beezy Says:

    And is it wrong to profit from your own talent?

    ^Yes, profit is always wrong.

    *turns towards Mecca*

    *prays*

  32. the real truth Says:

    @ Pockets

    That hop he did on stage at the grammy’s…conning on a hundred thousand trillion

  33. b-ease Says:

    but you must have slept on the wrong side of the bed if you think Hustlin and Boss > Hero

    ^^
    I said as singles, we’re not talking lyricism. Those Ross songs knocked in the club and had more of a buzz among female and younger listeners than Hero, hence, his good sales.

    but mafia music and magnificent wont get tht much promotion or spins in the east coast,

    ^^
    I havent heard Magnificient, but since I havent, I think its a little early to call it on that note. It could be a hit. And given Ross’ hit track record, I dont see that being out of the realm of realistic possibility.

  34. Coolhand Luke Says:

    WE ALIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIVE!

    ^^

    *DEAD*

    ^^

    *ALIVE* LOL

  35. D. Billz Says:

    >>I havent heard Magnificient,

    ^You are doing yourself a disservice. There’s only like 60 seconds of the song available right now and that shit is LAVA.

  36. Big_Seth Says:

    @Billz

    I agree,

    I’m actually watchin Martin right now. I don’t know about it being cooning, but I grew up in a different time than Mooney.

    I think a problem arises when we forget that we are not like the white community as well. I know people stereotype white folks as well, but black folks have a stronger sense of community. I don’t know about other cities, but whenever I see black folks we 90% of the time greet eachother even though I don’t know them & probably won’t see them again.

    So when we see Wayne jumping like that we take it as if we knew him. & that’s why so many black folks get up in arms about celebrities cooning. I think at least.

  37. pockets Says:

    That hop he did on stage at the grammy’s

    ^ohh u mean when he clapped his heels together…i think he did that just to be funny and to show he was mad happy, he did that in the a milli video too right?

  38. Jersey*made*me Says:

    Eastern_Digital Says:

    February 11th, 2009 at 12:01 pm
    Co-sign,everything Cuba has ever done was cooning to the tenth degree,IMO.

    Also see Robin from Howard Stern

    ^^
    Boyz In The Hood?

    ^^
    Nah,but that’s before he found out his coon value

  39. PW Says:

    What’s this twitter thing I keep hearing about?

  40. BabyDoll Says:

    D. Billz Says:

    February 11th, 2009 at 11:57 am
    @BigSeth @BDoll @bease (”B stands forrrr”, lol… and smh @ me replyin’ in Twitter format)

    There’s really no concrete denotation but sometimes I get a lil’ frustrated with it too. That Weezy jump was definitely cooning. I say so because he was so proud to receive an award from a white organization that ultimately means nothin’ in the end. And Paul Mooney had a valid point when he said Martin was funny as hell although his show had some cooning in it.

    I can’t speak for everyone but I often deem it cooning when I see us doing anything to get ahead while THEY capitalize off our sweat. All the lil’ dances have been going on for years so I don’t see a problem with it. For kids, by kids (even the Aunt Jackie that was started as a Rucker thing). I also noticed that any comedian/comedic actor who excels in physical comedy is also considered a buffoon/coon without justification. I like talkin’ about this subject though because I really wanna hear some different opinions on it.

    ^co-sign and lol @ the twitter reply format

    *twitter is a helluva drug*

  41. Big Homie Says:

    Wish it was him j.k.

  42. Beezy Says:

    ^You are doing yourself a disservice. There’s only like 60 seconds of the song available right now and that shit is LAVA.

    ^Huh? The whole joint is out.

  43. the real truth Says:

    @B-ease

    Oh iight, yea they were better singles, but as far as the spins/promotion the east unless your wayne/t.i/luda doesnt play anybody relle from the south…Flex will play maino b4 he plays z-ro or rawse…its bs bcuz you should play the best music thats out on the radio not tha shit ppl tell you to play..but i digress

  44. Bananas the Ape Says:

    BabyDoll Says:
    February 11th, 2009 at 11:59 am

    But VA niggas don’t jack NY slang…we have our own. Cap city is just as thorough as any borough you come from so you can kill the Richmond slick talk.
    ____________________

    Baby Doll no shots but how you a real tri-county type and you defending Richmond? Real “street niggas” don’t fuck with Richmond niggas especially if you black flagging, Richmond niggas get blammed on site by Goonies.

    Baby Doll you being “in the way” right now LOL

  45. Eastern_Digital Says:

    But more people like Luda, Tip and Wayne on a national level than Rawse…No?

    ^^
    true. but i feel like FL is supportin Ross extra hard. maybe cuz he’s their only recent popular artist. no disrespect to Trick Daddy. plus Ross seems like the typa dude who really has a following. just my thoughts though, could be wrong.

  46. eskay Says:

    Martin cooned for sure.

  47. pockets Says:

    i think ur interpreting his happiness over winning an award for coonery. is it because the grammys are a white award or something? wat if it was the source awards. i think u mite be looking too much into it. winning a grammy is a big deal.

  48. b-ease Says:

    ^Now my question is, which “stereotypes” are deemed inappropriate?

    And is it wrong to profit from your own talent?

    ^^
    I’d say the main one would be buffonery, the idea of Black intellectual inferiority. Cole on Martin being a good example.

    Nothing wrong with profiting from one’s talent, but due to circumstances, minstrel acts are a part of our entertainment legacy. If you happen to do something that recalls it, you may not be a coon, but that label will get attached. It is what it is.

  49. Big_Seth Says:

    I will go on to say that cooning is when a black person does something stereotypical to amuse white folks. I have white friends & i make it clear from the jump…

    no racist jokes even though I know you aint racist
    no reciting nigga in rap lyrics
    I aint dancin to amuse you.
    don’t touch my hair
    I aint your “black” friend.
    If you want that shit find someone else.

  50. D. Billz Says:

    # Beezy Says:
    February 11th, 2009 at 12:07 pm

    ^You are doing yourself a disservice. There’s only like 60 seconds of the song available right now and that shit is LAVA.

    ^Huh? The whole joint is out.

    ^It is? I lost. Link me. Pause.

  51. the real truth Says:

    @ pockets

    yea he did that in the milli video too, but regardless of how he felt in that moment its still actin “coonish” so to speak, i didnt see any1 else who was black and won a grammy jump up like they were tryin to touch rim on stage…unless i missed sumthin

  52. D. Billz Says:

    # eskay Says:
    February 11th, 2009 at 12:08 pm

    Martin cooned for sure.

    ^He damn sure did, but his show was GOAT. Win/lose.

  53. b-ease Says:

    I’m actually watchin Martin right now. I don’t know about it being cooning

    ^^
    It is. Not all of it, granted, the show is hilarious. But the line got crossed more than a few times. Same thing with Good Times. ESPECIALLY after James died.

  54. pockets Says:

    billz may have a slight point, as much as that distresses me. the reason why chappelle felt putting on a woman outfit was coonary because he obviously has more talent than that but they were like fuck that wear a suit and it’ll be great. but what if the comedian who does it isnt really funny and that’s all he has.

    LOL

  55. Randy Watson Says:

    But more people like Luda, Tip and Wayne on a national level than Rawse…No?

    ^^
    true. but i feel like FL is supportin Ross extra hard. maybe cuz he’s their only recent popular artist. no disrespect to Trick Daddy. plus Ross seems like the typa dude who really has a following. just my thoughts though, could be wrong.

    ^Im fr FL but I dont ive there now. Youd have to check w Greens, shemesh, phenom or Daze. Anyway, common sense tells me that FL people hate the po-9 as much as anyone in any other state. Whether or not the CO business has hit everyone is anyone’s guess.

  56. b-ease Says:

    is it because the grammys are a white award or something? wat if it was the source awards

    ^^
    It wouldve been cooning if he did it at the Source Awards too.

  57. japancakes Says:

    @ Randy Watson

    Asians + Breakfast >

  58. pockets Says:

    i didnt see any1 else who was black and won a grammy jump up like they were tryin to touch rim on stage…unless i missed sumthin

    ^what other black artists won the same number and type of awards he did (this year)

  59. Jersey*made*me Says:

    I will go on to say that cooning is when a black person does something stereotypical to amuse white folks. I have white friends & i make it clear from the jump…

    no racist jokes even though I know you aint racist
    no reciting nigga in rap lyrics
    I aint dancin to amuse you.
    don’t touch my hair
    I aint your “black” friend.
    If you want that shit find someone else.

    ^^
    Word. Once again”see Robin from Howard Stern”

  60. Beezy Says:

    ^It is? I lost. Link me. Pause.

    > The joint here on Nah is full….4min20sec

  61. the real truth Says:

    @ Eastern Digital

    No Rawse makes good music and he has a following, but its like when evry1 realized michael was a child molester and when the police/f.b.i made him take those photos..we still “loved” mike (no) but we lost respect for him, so i dont think all his fans will be ridin wit em

  62. Ingant Says:

    I don’t care what he just said…..that fool dead.

    IT WAS HIM!!!

  63. BabyDoll Says:

    Bananas the Ape Says:

    February 11th, 2009 at 12:08 pm
    BabyDoll Says:
    February 11th, 2009 at 11:59 am

    But VA niggas don’t jack NY slang…we have our own. Cap city is just as thorough as any borough you come from so you can kill the Richmond slick talk.
    ____________________

    Baby Doll no shots but how you a real tri-county type and you defending Richmond? Real “street niggas” don’t fuck with Richmond niggas especially if you black flagging, Richmond niggas get blammed on site by Goonies.

    Baby Doll you being “in the way” right now LOL

    ^Well when it comes to VA vs. NY I will defend any city any time…and I fux with Cap City. You might be in the way trying to talk shit about a state and a few cities that you only lived in for a while…

  64. Johnathan Osterman Says:

    I agree with Pockets

    I dont see how Wayne was cooning

    I dont see how dancing is cooning either, but whatever

  65. b-ease Says:

    …Flex will play maino b4 he plays z-ro or rawse…its bs bcuz you should play the best music thats out on the radio not tha shit ppl tell you to play..but i digress

    ^^
    Rick Ross does not need Funkmaster Flex or NY radio in order for his album to be successful. At all.

  66. Randy Watson Says:

    japancakes Says:

    February 11th, 2009 at 12:12 pm
    @ Randy Watson

    Asians + Breakfast >

    ^^ I guess it better than Chinese Milk. carry on.

  67. Beezy Says:

    Asians + Breakfast >

    ^LOL

  68. pockets Says:

    also dude who said black ppl may notice it more is right, as a non-traditional african american, i didn’t notice the wayne thing at all and prolly none of the crackas in the audience did either. maybe the crackas running the awards did, but there’s no proof of that.

  69. b-ease Says:

    I dont see how dancing is cooning either, but whatever

    ^^
    Nobody said that as far I can recall.

  70. Big_Seth Says:

    & the line gets blurred when a black person who entertains black folks makes it big & is in a national spotlight. Its then no longer for just a black crowd, so since white people are laughin at your antics does it suddenly become cooning.

    bernie mac wasn’t famous outside of the black community for his somewhat stereotypical antics until after the kings of comedy & his show.

    NO ONE would call him a coon. but his comedy never changed.

  71. BabyDoll Says:

    b-ease Says:

    February 11th, 2009 at 12:11 pm
    I’m actually watchin Martin right now. I don’t know about it being cooning

    ^^
    It is. Not all of it, granted, the show is hilarious. But the line got crossed more than a few times. Same thing with Good Times. ESPECIALLY after James died.

    ^LOL…I remember when I was younger and they started playing the re-runs of Good Times and my grandma was saying how much she hated that show because they acted like porch monkeys…I had no clue what she meant but I just thought the show was funny. Oh the irony in that…I couldn’t get through watching 1 episode this day in time.

  72. the real truth Says:

    @ pockets

    none, i am happy for wayne and all but like sum1 else said if he woulda did tht jump anywhere even at a award show in rucker park, it would still be coonish

  73. plug Says:

    Martin cooned for sure.

    ^He damn sure did, but his show was GOAT. Win/lose.
    ———-
    I dont think martin cooned. he show for instance, he had like 15 characters, only 2 were women. Big mamas house on the other hand…I think he just got caught up in one of those old school colombia record slave deals. once you sign the contract…. (c) Nas

  74. Johnathan Osterman Says:

    I’ve seen alot people saying the dances from the south = cooning

    Someone explain this to me please…how is dancing cooning??

  75. pockets Says:

    no racist jokes even though I know you aint racist
    no reciting nigga in rap lyrics
    I aint dancin to amuse you.
    don’t touch my hair
    I aint your “black” friend.
    If you want that shit find someone else.

    ^now they view u as the black guy who may attack at any moment. nice.

  76. D. Billz Says:

    One of the reasons why I brought this up because my homie (the Arnold Schwarz-a-nigga) stays sayin’ someone is “cooning” or “buffooning”. Now, mind you he’s 30+ from Mount Vernon and still stuck in the 5% phase.

    One day I LIGHTLY (because yall know I can go in) checked him when he said Michael Baisden was a “buffoon” because 1.) he has a platform and does nothin’ with it, and 2.) he’s all about brothas/sistas, yet includes white people in everything.

    I told him, fam, first of all Mike is on a Clear Channel owned station. Just who far do you think his platform is actually extended? He can only go but so far without having to check himself before he gets sanctioned. Two, NOT including whites to open up their conscience about the struggles of the minorities is bass ackwards and racist (ironic, coming from me, I know). He has white listeners who call in all the time and thank him for including them in the debates because many times other people have the deception that ALL white people have it “fine and dandy” (once again, irony from Yours Truly).

    The convo didn’t go as far as I wanted because he was cuttin’ a client’s hair and some random chick was in the room and I didn’t wanna GO IN as I usually do. But I felt that he unfairly put Mike in the scope without validity.

  77. b-ease Says:

    NO ONE would call him a coon

    ^^
    Bernie Mac? I know a few people who would. MORE than few actually. Respect to the dead.

  78. the real truth Says:

    @ b-ease

    i wasnt sayin flex specifically i jus meant it as hot 97/power105, he will need someone else except dj khaled to play his records for him to sell…no?

  79. Bananas the Ape Says:

    Man NIGGERS are too uptight, us as Black have nothing to prove!
    Just live!….

    White People have sterotype that we find amusing…Stoners, “Dudes”, Frat Boys..

    American Pie and Dude where’s my car….was average adolesent White kid sterotypes.

    BLACK people hold to much value on our social appearance….why not change the view by “doing you” and not what you think you should be.

    White kids are just unsure about identity as Blacks why you they gravitate to URBAN MUSIC and LIFESTYLE..because WHITE AMERICA is not the LIFESTYLE that is considered the “norm” to conform to like sooooo many people think it is.

  80. pockets Says:

    some random chick was in the room and I didn’t wanna GO IN

    ^what the gay

  81. R.J.Orion Says:

    Johnathan Osterman Says:

    February 11th, 2009 at 12:13 pm
    I agree with Pockets

    I dont see how Wayne was cooning

    I dont see how dancing is cooning either, but whatever

    ————–

    same here …

  82. plug Says:

    ^LOL…I remember when I was younger and they started playing the re-runs of Good Times and my grandma was saying how much she hated that show because they acted like porch monkeys…I had no clue what she meant but I just thought the show was funny. Oh the irony in that…I couldn’t get through watching 1 episode this day in time.
    ———-
    good times was an exellent show… until james died. every black man with a family looked up to james

  83. Johnathan Osterman Says:

    # b-ease Says:
    February 11th, 2009 at 12:14 pm

    I dont see how dancing is cooning either, but whatever

    ^^
    Nobody said that as far I can recall.

    ^^^

    I dont mean right now, I mean in Nahistory

    I’ve seen every dance that emerges from the south get called coonery…I’m just wondering how it qualifies as coonery, cos I come from a dancing nation

  84. b-ease Says:

    @Billz

    Baisden is obnoxious, bordering on douche. But I wouldnt classify him as a coon at all.

  85. the real truth Says:

    dancing isnt cooning…if you do the soulja boy dance in wal-mart aisle 6…thats cooning

  86. Big_Seth Says:

    # b-ease Says:
    February 11th, 2009 at 12:11 pm

    I’m actually watchin Martin right now. I don’t know about it being cooning

    ^^
    It is. Not all of it, granted, the show is hilarious. But the line got crossed more than a few times. Same thing with Good Times. ESPECIALLY after James died.

    ^^

    I mean yeah it had its moments, but I don’t think it was a overall coon legacy.

    white folks don’t even remember it. Cuba’s backflip on the other hand…

  87. D. Billz Says:

    # Big_Seth Says:
    February 11th, 2009 at 12:15 pm

    & the line gets blurred when a black person who entertains black folks makes it big & is in a national spotlight. Its then no longer for just a black crowd, so since white people are laughin at your antics does it suddenly become cooning.

    bernie mac wasn’t famous outside of the black community for his somewhat stereotypical antics until after the kings of comedy & his show.

    NO ONE would call him a coon. but his comedy never changed.

    ^Those are some good ass points. For one, Bernie played some really respectable roles in a few movies. Two, he never changed anything to fit in with the masses. Even with his show, the only thing he did was eliminate the cussing and spoke more eloquently (no shots at Chicago natives, as if a Baltimorean could EVER talk, lol).

  88. Jersey*made*me Says:

    Tyler Perry is the biggest COON of them all.

    I respect his grind,but that Madea shit is a horrible look

  89. Johnathan Osterman Says:

    Alot of times, IMO, people just seem to think

    Black people Having FUN = Cooning

    Thats how it looks to me anyway

  90. D. Billz Says:

    # b-ease Says:
    February 11th, 2009 at 12:18 pm

    @Billz

    Baisden is obnoxious, bordering on douche. But I wouldnt classify him as a coon at all.

    ^Tru dat do dat do do dat dat dat (c) QTip

    But he’s a Cancer (a la Yours Truly, 50) so I totally overstand. Lol. If I had Mike’s show I’d probably run it the same way.

  91. R.J.Orion Says:

    bernie’s macs bugged eyed facial expressions are one of the earliest forms of cooning … no disrespect …

  92. b-ease Says:

    i wasnt sayin flex specifically i jus meant it as hot 97/power105, he will need someone else except dj khaled to play his records for him to sell…no?

    ^^
    There’s ALOT more markets than NY and Miami dude. And with the Def Jam machine and his previous sales, I’m sure Ross gets healthy spins of his mainstream singles on most of them.

  93. Yung Ho Says:

    I just wanted to come in and say I was very much alive

  94. pockets Says:

    Its then no longer for just a black crowd, so since white people are laughin at your antics does it suddenly become cooning.

    ^werd THAT was the point i was trying to make.

  95. D. Billz Says:

    # Johnathan Osterman Says:
    February 11th, 2009 at 12:20 pm

    Alot of times, IMO, people just seem to think

    Black people Having FUN = Cooning

    Thats how it looks to me anyway

    ^Another interesting point. Nubians are just colorful and animated by nature. And that should never change. We do EVERYTHING in rhythm.

    “MESSAGE!” (c) Don’t Be a Menace

  96. plug Says:

    Tyler Perry is the biggest COON of them all.

    I respect his grind,but that Madea shit is a horrible look
    ———–
    smh. tyler perry wrote 50 plays… yet hes cooning because the one where he dressed up as a women made him famous means hes cooning

  97. BabyDoll Says:

    Jersey*made*me Says:

    February 11th, 2009 at 12:19 pm
    Tyler Perry is the biggest COON of them all.

    I respect his grind,but that Madea shit is a horrible look

    ^co-sign and his sitcoms are even worse. I was having a discussion with someone about this not too long ago. We were talking about how some people actually subscribe to that brand of comedy….like it is genuinely funny to them. Are they coons because they find it funny, or are they brain-washed and don’t know any better, or are there really just different types of comedy and we are looking down our noses at them?

  98. D. Billz Says:

    # R.J.Orion Says:
    February 11th, 2009 at 12:20 pm

    bernie’s macs bugged eyed facial expressions are one of the earliest forms of cooning … no disrespect …

    ^Or maybe we just say that because he was Black as shit. No face paint or lipstick needed.

  99. Bananas the Ape Says:

    BabyDoll Says:
    February 11th, 2009 at 12:13 pm

    >>>Well when it comes to VA vs. NY I will defend any city any time…
    ___________________

    vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&videoID=1550265820

    ^^^*Rasta Voice* “Learn from that bwoi, iron clad knowledge one learn”

  100. Cream of Sumyung-gai Says:

    dude in the video above: khaled khaled

    dude who cobained himself: mustafa mustafa

    i ask u – how could there be such a coincidence

    *puts on tin foil fitted cap*

  101. b-ease Says:

    bernie’s macs bugged eyed facial expressions are one of the earliest forms of cooning

    ^^
    Exactly.

    Like I said, I know alot of people that think Bernie was a coon.

    Remember his scene in Transformers??

    Jesus Chirst. He said “mamny”.

    I understand everyone with the point that says maybe we’re overthinking this, but no way anyone can deny Bernie that cooned in Transformers.

  102. Yung Ho Says:

    No face paint or lipstick needed.

    ^^^^^^
    word. I dont know what cooning is really. but soulja boy eating money or some shit is definitely Ignorant fuckery

  103. the real truth Says:

    @b-ease

    yea but the fact is the midwest, south, east and west favor artists..jus like in chicago they will play kanye/common etc. more than theyll play other artists, im not sayin rawse will get no spins but he wont get as much, but hopefully im wrong and magnificent goes #1 billboard and deeper than rap sells 600k first week..id rather see curtis lose than rawse lose

  104. moresickaMC Says:

    where tha f*cc is the kiss my a$$ mixtape????????????????

  105. Johnathan Osterman Says:

    Its a shame that bredahs are PROGRAMMED to be self concious about having fun & being a little silly from time to time…

    So fucking disgusting

  106. pockets Says:

    actually when i saw that transformers scene i did kinda think it was coonish lol but then again, its just a comedic character. they coulda had a white stuck up cracka play the car salesman for comedy… no one would say the white dude is degrading himself to non-whites.

  107. Big_Seth Says:

    # pockets Says:

    ^now they view u as the black guy who may attack at any moment. nice.

    *daps pockets*

    I aint the angry black guy, they just know I aint that guy.

    because white folks will try that sometimes. it happens, I just want to be respected as an intelligent man not as a black friend. I’m mos def nice about it.

  108. Jersey*made*me Says:

    plug Says:

    February 11th, 2009 at 12:22 pm
    Tyler Perry is the biggest COON of them all.

    I respect his grind,but that Madea shit is a horrible look
    ———–
    smh. tyler perry wrote 50 plays… yet hes cooning because the one where he dressed up as a women made him famous means hes cooning

    ^^
    The dressing up is irrelevant,it’s the content. This niggas shit screams “fried chicken eating niggas” . Are you kidding me?

  109. D. Billz Says:

    # BabyDoll Says:
    February 11th, 2009 at 12:22 pm

    Jersey*made*me Says:

    February 11th, 2009 at 12:19 pm
    Tyler Perry is the biggest COON of them all.

    I respect his grind,but that Madea shit is a horrible look

    ^co-sign and his sitcoms are even worse. I was having a discussion with someone about this not too long ago. We were talking about how some people actually subscribe to that brand of comedy….like it is genuinely funny to them. Are they coons because they find it funny, or are they brain-washed and don’t know any better, or are there really just different types of comedy and we are looking down our noses at them?

    ^Medea is some coon ass shit, point blank. Now, as for the audience it’s hard to say because everybody’s sense of humor is different. I like Martin’s show just as much as Curb Your Enthusiasm. But here’s the thing, if Larry David started doing physical antics, what would say? White people don’t designate that term for their own.

    But on the flipside, Blacks don’t really support Blacks doing comedy that doesn’t involved exaggerated or heavily animated antics. But we’ll watch CYE. Say no?

  110. b-ease Says:

    Alot of times, IMO, people just seem to think

    Black people Having FUN = Cooning

    Thats how it looks to me anyway

    ^Another interesting point. Nubians are just colorful and animated by nature. And that should never change. We do EVERYTHING in rhythm.

    ^^

    All very true.

    But like I said, most of things to me that get called cooing as far as dance, or rhythmic movements, are those that recall the minstrel era in American entertainment.

    African, and West Indian dance does not recall minstrels.

    Some southern dances do.

    That’s the difference.

  111. plug Says:

    I understand everyone with the point that says maybe we’re overthinking this, but no way anyone can deny Bernie that cooned in Transformers.
    —————
    I disagree. He was able to get $4000 from a Jewish man for a peice of shit camero?!?!?!? I think thats reverse cooning.

  112. the real truth Says:

    @ osterman

    nuthing wrong with having fun..but when people think our version of fun is doing things others find “coonish”…thats the problem

  113. Johnathan Osterman Says:

    Is MAYA ANGELOU a coon for participating in & enjoying the Tyler Perry movie then????

    Watch what you say…

  114. Bananas the Ape Says:

    Johnathan Osterman Says:

    February 11th, 2009 at 12:24 pm
    Its a shame that bredahs are PROGRAMMED to be self concious about having fun & being a little silly from time to time…

    So fucking disgusting

    ________

    ^ Exactly…that’s why I can’t stand this whole “black nerd/misfit” movement…niggas scared to be BLACK

    “So what if my pants sag low and my hat turned/
    that same swag got our merchandise flying off the rack”

  115. pockets Says:

    because white folks will try that sometimes. it happens, I just want to be respected as an intelligent man not as a black friend.

    ^i feel.

  116. Mr.Londoner Says:

    just for that.. am never visiting globalgrind ever..

    stupid teasers

  117. japancakes Says:

    I’m just supposed to stand here and say things like “dam” and “thats wack”

  118. pockets Says:

    man that tyler perry shit…that just straight up cliche garbage. that’s not coonery that’s just garbage film making. in bollywood movies there’s the same type of cliche moviemaking where theres always a love story. its still intending for brown ppl, it’s just wretched.

  119. Big_Seth Says:

    # b-ease Says:

    I understand everyone with the point that says maybe we’re overthinking this, but no way anyone can deny Bernie that cooned in Transformers.

    ^^ True, & some might call him a coon, but Bernie Mac gets respect overall. I don’t know many that would say he was shameful.

    Like I said there is no real answer & this is the black man’s plight. One which will hopefully go away with our kids as they grow up with a respectable black president.

  120. D. Billz Says:

    # Johnathan Osterman Says:
    February 11th, 2009 at 12:24 pm

    Its a shame that bredahs are PROGRAMMED to be self concious about having fun & being a little silly from time to time…

    So fucking disgusting

    ^That, sir, is my ultimate point. I think if you do something to entertain for money that you wouldn’t normally do, or be ashamed of rather, on a daily basis then that would be more concrete. Dressin’ up like a woman isn’t a norm for these Black actors so many see that as a way of profiting off of stereotypical or exaggerated behavior. However, I can honestly say that I’m an animated (not by choice, for the most part) dude and I would damn sure portray “myself” in a movie/show if asked to do so.

  121. D. Billz Says:

    # Johnathan Osterman Says:
    February 11th, 2009 at 12:28 pm

    Is MAYA ANGELOU a coon for participating in & enjoying the Tyler Perry movie then????

    Watch what you say…

    ^I don’t really fuck with Maya though.

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