Whether it's KRS-ONE V. MC Shan, Jay-Z V.Nas, T.I V. T.I.P or MC Skat Kat V. The Stray Mob, Hip Hop loves beef. Add to this endless list of conflicts and skirmishes the epic war of words between Li'l Wayne and Big Al Sharpton and an eighty-eight million dollar lawsuit by boxer Mitchell Rose accusing Jay-Z of swagger-jacking.
According to an article on allhiphop.com Big Al Sharpton jabs back at Li'l Wayne, the extravagantly permed attention whore has fired back at Lil' Wayne for dissing him on the final track on his monster new album, Tha Carter III. Sharpton understandably took exception to lyrics like "You see, you are no MLK/ You are no Jesse Jackson/ You are nobody to me/ You're just another Don King with a perm/ Just a little more political/ And that just means you a little more un-human/ Than us humans/ And now let me be human by saying/ F**k Al Sharpton and anyone like him"
"While some of the rappers don't like the fact that Rev. Sharpton has been leading marches against the degradation of women in music, a Gallup poll released last week revealed that Rev. Sharpton has a 50% approval rate among African-Americans. So why dignify a response to one rap artist who doesn't even say anything substantive," a representative for Sharpton huffed, according to the report. Gosh, fifty percent of the people you profess to be represent don't think you're terrible? Wow, maybe you are the new Martin Luther King after all. With approval ratings like that you're now marginally more popular than George W. Bush. Obviously Mr. Sharpton doesn't understand that, like NWH's "Booty Juice", Lil Wayne's "Lollipop" is a sophisticated metaphor for engendering social change through grass-roots political activism. If Harriet Tubman or Booker T. Washington were alive today they'd undoubtedly be making their pleas for equality and social justice through a vocoder as well.
In further ridiculous news from allhiphop.com, former boxer Mitchell Rose has sued Jay-Z for eighty-eight million dollars: Punk-Drunk Pugilist Accuses Young Hov of jacking his flow. The punching enthusiast in question claims that he gave Jay-Z his demo after a fight in 2001 and was horrified to learn that the hip hop legend had reportedly borrowed "his style of rhyming, delivery and even certain lyrics." Obviously there's only way to settle both of these disputes: Dance-Off!"