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Cassidy Responds To @MeekMill’s “Repo” Diss & Photoshopped Funeral Photos (Track + Video Inside)

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Meek Mill dropped “Repo” last night (December 26) at 9:30 and a music battle/ funeral was held.

Those were Meek’s words, not mine.

The track “Repo” gives us a screaming diss to Cassidy, provided my Maybach’s youngest in charge, Meek Mill. Now, we’re all familiar with the recent battle between the two Philly natives including Twitter wars after Cassidy dropped “Condom Style“, and his recent single “Me, Myself, and iPhone”.  Everybody in the hip hop world knows about the beef that’s been going on between the two over the past couple of days.

Yesterday, just one day after Christmas, Meek Mill took his Twitter antics even further. The “Amen” rapper placed a photoshopped picture of Cassidy asleep in a casket, with himself sitting on the casket counting money. There was even a “funeral sharp” photo of Rick Ross cropped into the picture for funeral attendance.

Check the photo out below:

Cassidy casket

Cassidy has since then responded to the diss via twitter:

Cassidy diss tweet

The two rivals continue to go at it and as a result, music is born. As long as this music battle is where the beef stays, we don’t see anything wrong with it. There are many fans of Cassidy who hope for a break through, while Meek Mill’s fan base is just as deep. Many people showed  their anger towards the photo of Cassidy in a casket, via comments on Meek Mill’s Instagram page. Too far?

Check out the track “Repo” (Cassidy diss) – Meek Mill HERE.

Here is some recent Cassidy footage below:

 

 

 

 

Drake Wants Royalties for YOLO

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“YOLO,” shorthand for “You Only Live Once,” has been splashed all over the Internet and is popping up on T-shirts and other merchandise. Now Drake, 26, claims that he’s entitled to a cut of everyone profiting from the term because he made it popular in his 2011 song, “The Motto.” “You only live once –that’s the motto … YOLO,” he raps on the track.

On Monday, Drake called out a couple of retailers on Instagram for using YOLO. “Walgreens….you gotta either chill or cut the cheque,” he wrote alongside a photo of YOLO emblazoned caps. Then, he posted a pic of Peanuts-themed T-shirts featuring “YOLO” on them hanging on the racks at a department store. “Macy’s…same goes for you,” Drake wrote.

“YOLO” has become so popular that it was one of the finalists for Oxford Dictionaries’ 2012 Word of the Year, but it lost out to GIF. The Washington Post even gives Drake a shout-out in a story that it did in April about its popularity. “The abbreviation has been bouncing around Twitter for a while now, but it cemented its place in cultural conversation when it was written into the Drake song ‘The Motto,'” Maura Judkis wrote.

Still, Drake has a tough battle ahead of him if he plans to take legal action. Gawker reports that “there are over 100 YOLO trademark applications either live or dead in the United States for everything from cologne to dog collars.” Do you think Drake should get paid for YOLO?

MFIR RADIO INTERVIEWS LV THE VOICE AKA MR.FRESHER

We sit last spoke with him a few years ago when had sat down with Swizz Beats and Violator for business. Today we sit down with the man with the Master plan.

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MFIR RADIO- Whats New With you LV ?

LV- Well plenty thanks for asking and having me. I’ve been really busy since the last time we spoke. Plenty has changed and plenty is going on.

MFIR RADIO-  Before we get into the questions for your followers let me ask you this. What do you think about the state of HIPHOP?

LV- Well let me correct you if you don’t mind me doing so.. Music has it stages correct. HIPHOP dead and will remain left in the 80’s .. The 90’s gave birth to Gangster Rapper.. The 20 century gave birth to music that doesn’t really have a message or meaning depending on the emcee or rapper. As of 2012 going into 2013 I really think these kids and fans lost track of what music is.. When you have someone like a Tittie Boy ( 2Chains ) who we all know from DTP come back out and everyone is calling him a new rapper and so on.. I’m like wtf….!!!!! 1st of he didn’t make it with DTP and now we expect him to go crazy with his name.. lol Yea i guess its working. He is trash and I don’t know why he is able to get this far all I can say is the ears are dead. But I will say this music is not for ears to hear but for the ears to say yea this is the shyt … 2nd We are in New York and Yet I feel like every time I walk outside my house I’m in the South or in The west coast.

Meaning when I go outside I hear the Following: Drake, Weezy, Rick Rose, A$ap, 2Chain etc but when you go down there you don’t hear New York playing.  I feel the reason we are so left behind in music is because New York doesn’t supports New York. We are so caught up trying to be like everyone else instead of being New York.  We don’t build teams to run shyt we build teams to tear of New York. The south supports all of their artist no matter who is talking beef. But are the biggest haters among each other. But thats all I gotta say on it because they not ready for the TRUTH

MFIR RAIDO- What do you think is wrong with the way people view and listen to music?

LV-  Well like I stated earlier they just dont care bout the music they care about the artist. They don’t what you saying if it makes sense but they love  you if you talking about shyt. The average listen is in their teens who is the same teen who won’t graduate or pass his classes so you figure it out.

MFIR RADIO- How do you view some of the new rappers out now?

LV- I can’t and wont say to much on them but the only rapper ill speak on that has gotten me to add him to my phone is Kendrick Lamar. I respect his style.

MFIR RADIO- What is the meaning behind the track you released “Getting Dirty”  and who are you talking about.?

LV-  LoL Well now we getting somewhere. I’m to break it down for you . Getting Dirty is a track leaning towards all my hard work I’ve been putting in this industry.  I not just talking to one person but to everyone who has it out for me.  The track is a statement for what is to come. I have new singles and Videos dropping. Can’t really go into the Track selection because of the state I’m in. With all these copy gangsters and song writers.  But lets just say the 1st single is gonna be crazy and we working on the video and the rmx all at the same time.. the next few tracks after that is crazy and different.

But if any ladies wanna be apart of the Video they should get at me asap at mr.brokenbottles@gmail.com plus follow me on twitter or IG @iamlvthevoice

https://soundcloud.com/iamlvthevoice/lv-the-voice-getting-dirty

Nets fire Avery Johnson

Nets Fire Avery Johnson
Chris Broussard discusses the Nets’ firing of head coach Avery Johnson.Tags: Avery JohnsonNets CoachChris BroussardSportsCenter

 

 

he Brooklyn Nets have relieved Avery Johnson of his coaching duties, general manager Billy King announced Thursday.

 

 

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P.J. Carlesimo has been named the interim coach, a source told ESPN.

 

One NBA coaching source told ESPN.com that the Nets will immediately start a broad search for Johnson’s replacement, which will include a call to gauge Phil Jackson’s interest after Jackson was bypassed by the Lakers in November after Mike Brown was fired five games into the season.

 

A list of the top available coaching names includes Jackson, Jerry Sloan, Stan Van Gundy, Nate McMillan, Mike Dunleavy, Brown, and ESPN’s Jeff Van Gundy and Flip Saunders.

 

The prospect of a Sloan reunion with Deron Williams seems highly unlikely, however, after the coach’s abrupt resignation in Utah in February 2010 two weeks before the Jazz decided to deal Williams to the Nets. But the coaching source did not rule the possibility that Brooklyn will also sound out Southern Methodist University’s Larry Brown about a possible NBA return given Brown’s close association with Nets general manager Billy King.

 

A source told ESPN Los Angeles that the Nets have not placed an “official” call to gauge Jackson’s interest yet. If they do, Jackson would entertain the idea in much the same way he did when the Lakers called him and he spent the weekend analyzing the Lakers roster and visualizing how he would turn it into a championship team.

 

Johnson, who was in the final year of his contract, was named Eastern Conference Coach of the Month for October and November following an 11-4 start. But the Nets have won just three of their past 13 games in December, prompting the team to go in another direction. 

 

The Nets, at 14-14, currently hold the eighth and final playoff spot in the East.

 

 

Nets Dreadful In December

It was quite a drop-off for the Nets in December. After starting the season 11-4, Brooklyn’s 3-10 mark during the month has dropped it to 14-14 on the season and cost Avery Johnson his job.

Category Nov. Dec.
W-L 11-4 3-10
PPG diff. +5.3 -5.8
Opp. PPG 90.4 98.9
— ESPN Stats & Information

 

 

“The Nets ownership would like to express thanks to Avery for his efforts and to wish him every success in the future,” principal owner Mikhail Prokhorov said.

 

The Nets’ season took a turn for the worse when center Brook Lopez, who was playing the best basketball of his career, missed seven games because of a sprained right foot. The Nets went 2-5 in his absence and have gone just 2-5 since his return. They have not beaten a team with a winning record since Nov. 28.

 

More than a week ago, star point guard Williams, who is having the worst season of his career, criticized Johnson’s isolation-heavy offensive system, saying he felt uncomfortable.

 

After Tuesday’s 93-76 loss to the Boston Celtics, CEO Brett Yormark tweeted that “Nets fans deserved better,” though he later clarified through a team spokesman that he wasn’t just referring to the team’s on-court performance.

 

He coached the Dallas Mavericks to a spot in the NBA Finals in 2006.

 

The Nets spent $330 million in the offseason to upgrade their roster as they moved into their first season at the $1 billion Barclays Center but have certainly not lived up to lofty expectations.

 

Prokhorov said before the start of the 2012-13 campaign that a successful season would be defined by a possible trip to the Eastern Conference finals.

 

Johnson was named coach of the Nets on June 15, 2010.  In two-plus seasons with the Nets, Johnson compiled a record of 60-116.

 

Johnson arrived in New Jersey with a 194-70 record, a .735 winning percentage that was the highest in NBA history, but had little chance of success in his first two seasons while the Nets focused all their planning on the move to Brooklyn.

 

 

SVP & Russillo

ESPN NY 98.7 FM’s Ryan Ruocco weighs in on the Nets’ decision to fire Avery Johnson, discusses Deron Williams’ role and talks about where the team will go from here.

 

 

 

Backup center Andray Blatche was among the first of the Nets players to react to the news, posting on Twitter: “Thanx coach Avery for everything.” 

 

Johnson’s son, Avery Jr., voiced his displeasure over his father’s dismissal with tweets of his own.

 

“The expectations were way to high for this team. We didn’t even have a losing record…. Didn’t even give my dad a full season. #OUTRAGE” he tweeted.

CASSIDY TELLS MEEK MILL GO HARD OR GO HOME: “HE EXPECTED TO KILL ME W/ THAT!”

 

Philadelphia rapper Cassidy is proving rap foe Meek Mill‘s “Repo” did little damage to his self-esteem, now taunting his one-time comrade’s new diss record.

Rather than go silent or disappear off the face of the planet, Cass lashed back following Meek’s verbal assault.

“Where’s the funeral? He expected to kill me wit that bullsh*t! 5 min song! Not 1 quotable bar! They need to repo his rap book.. Lol,” Cass tweeted lated December 26th. (Cassidy’s Twitter)

On Meek’s new track, he takes aim at Cass’ music and boasts his flashy lifestyle.

“Really? F*ck ’em ‘Condom Style’?/Get your jig on/You a clown a** n*gga, put your wig on,” Meek raps. “N*gga I be going ham ’til the pig gone — broke n*gga we should put you in a body cast/Real n*gga all I know is get a lotta cash/I took you hatin’ n*gga’s place that’s why you probably mad/My story, all guts, glory/Posted on the block, glock 40 tucked on me — why you suckers hatin’ and talkin’ ’bout what I’m making/And I be out in Jamaica and balling like I’m a Laker.” (“Repo”)

Mill also jabs the rapper’s estranged relationship with producer Swizz Beatz and throws a few threats at his head.

“What you made this year, what you worth n*gga,” Meek continues. “I dropped Dreams & Nightmares, I made ‘Church’ n*gga, I did ‘I’ma Boss,’ young’n set the summer off/Now these old n*ggas mad at me ’cause they fallin’ off/Get your hate on, Cass, and we ain’t talkin’ Larceny ’cause they all trash/Your goons ain’t riding with you ’cause they all mad/You ain’t never put no food up on AR Ave/My dog caught a body for you, d*mn, he ain’t eatin’ from it/Now you mad at Swizz ’cause you can’t get a beat from him/Once my n*ggas come at you dog, we gonna keep coming/Weird ol’ Forrest Gump a** n*gga, better keep running.” (“Repo”)

Last week, Cass ignited their feud with his “Me, Myself & iPhone” diss.

“That ain’t nothing new I raised son/I was around when that clown couldn’t even get his braids done/Why he dropped that I’m a boss sh*t?/Cause his boss say he a (Boss) and he just on his boss d*ck/I usually don’t get mad, but I had enough/When he dropped that song amen that was the last from us/He should praise his heavenly father the creator/But yo I gotta go I’mma holla at you later easy.” (“Me, Myself & iPhone”)

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Meek Mill, ‘Repo’: MMG Rapper Responds to Cassidy Beef With New Diss Track

 

The battle between feuding Philly rappersMeek Mill and Cassidy appeared to have died a quiet, one-sided death, when Cassidy sparked things off again with a second diss track, “Me, Myself and iPhone,” over the weekend.

Surprisingly, the second attempt worked, prompting Meek to finally fire back last night (Dec. 26), with his scalding “Repo.”

“Really, fuckin’ ‘Condom Style,’ get ya jig on/ You a clown ass n—-, put a wig on,” Meek raps on the Jahlil Beats-helmed heater, calling Cassidy out for his hilarious attempt at a Psy remix.

The misdirected beef initially sparked off back in November, when Meek suggested that he’d like to watch Cassidy battle Murda Mook for $100,000, and Cassidy attempted to bring the battle to Meek instead. Sadly, Meek denied Cassidy’s attempts, and ignored his first diss, “The Diary of a Hustla.”

“Where’s the funeral? He expected to kill me wit that bullshit! 5 min song! Not 1 quotable bar!” Cassidy tweeted, following Meek’s response last night. “They need to repo his rap book.. Lol.”

To further add insult to injury, Meek instagrammed several funny photoshops of Cassidy, featuring the rapper attempting to take a boot off his car, and an invite to his funeral.

Meek claims there will be no more diss tracks from his side, but you can be assured that Cassidy will respond at least once.

Listen to Meek Mill’s”Repo”

 

 

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Instagram says it now has the right to sell your photos

Instagram says it now has the right to sell your photos

In its first big policy shift since Facebook bought the photo-sharing site, Instagram claims the right to sell users’ photos without payment or notification. Oh, and there’s no way to opt out.

Declan McCullagh

December 17, 2012 9:54 PM PST

Instagram said today that it has the perpetual right to sell users’ photographs without payment or notification, a dramatic policy shift that quickly sparked a public outcry.

The new intellectual property policy, which takes effect on January 16, comes three months after Facebook completed its acquisition of the popular photo-sharing site. Unless Instagram users delete their accounts before the January deadline, they cannot opt out.

Under the new policy, Facebook claims the perpetual right to license all public Instagram photos to companies or any other organization, including for advertising purposes, which would effectively transform the Web site into the world’s largest stock photo agency. One irked Twitter userquipped that “Instagram is now the new iStockPhoto, except they won’t have to pay youanything to use your images.”

“It’s asking people to agree to unspecified future commercial use of their photos,” says Kurt Opsahl, a senior staff attorney at the Electronic Frontier Foundation. “That makes it challenging for someone to give informed consent to that deal.”

That means that a hotel in Hawaii, for instance, could write a check to Facebook to license photos taken at its resort and use them on its Web site, in TV ads, in glossy brochures, and so on — without paying any money to the Instagram user who took the photo. The language would include not only photos of picturesque sunsets on Waikiki, but also images of young children frolicking on the beach, a result that parents might not expect, and which could trigger state privacy laws.

Facebook did not respond to repeated queries from CNET this afternoon. We’ll update the article if we receive a response.

Another policy pitfall: If Instagram users continue to upload photos after January 16, 2013, and subsequently delete their account after the deadline, they may have granted Facebook an irrevocable right to sell those images in perpetuity. There’s no obvious language that says deleting an account terminates Facebook’s rights, EFF’s Opsahl said.

Facebook’s new rights to sell Instagram users’ photos come from two additions to its terms of use policy. One section deletes the current phrase “limited license” and, by inserting the words “transferable” and “sub-licensable,” allows Facebook to license users’ photos to any other organization.

A second section allows Facebook to charge money. It says that “a business or other entity may pay us to display your… photos… in connection with paid or sponsored content or promotions, without any compensation to you.” That language does not exist in the current terms of use.

Google’s policy, by contrast, is far narrower and does not permit the company to sell photographs uploaded through Picasa or Google+. Its policy generally tracks the soon-to-be-replaced Instagram policy by saying: “The rights you grant in this license are for the limited purpose of operating, promoting, and improving our services.” Yahoo’s policies service for Flickr are similar, saying the company can use the images “solely for the purpose for which such content was submitted or made available.”

Reginald Braithwaite, an author and software developer, posted a tongue-in-cheek “translation” of the new Instagram policy today: “You are not our customers, you are the cattle we drive to market and auction off to the highest bidder. Enjoy your feed and keep producing the milk.”

One Instagram user dubbed the policy change “Instagram’s suicide note.” The PopPhoto.com photography site summarized the situation by saying: “The service itself is still a fun one, but that’s a lot of red marks that have shown up over the past couple weeks. Many shooters — even the casual ones — probably aren’t that excited to have a giant corporation out there selling their photos without being paid or even notified about it.”

Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom speaks at the LeWeb conference in Paris. Click for larger image.

(Credit: Stephen Shankland/CNET)

Another unusual addition to Instagram’s new policy appears to immunize it from liability, such as class action lawsuits, if it makes supposedly private photos public. The language stresses, twice in the same paragraph, that “we will not be liable for any use or disclosure of content” and “Instagram will not be liable for any use or disclosure of any content you provide.”

Yet another addition says “you acknowledge that we may not always identify paid services, sponsored content, or commercial communications as such.” That appears to conflict with the Federal Trade Commission’sguidelines that say advertisements should be listed as advertisements.

Such sweeping intellectual property language has been invoked before: In 1999, Yahoo claimedall rights to Geocities using language strikingly similar to Facebook’s wording today, including the “non-exclusive and fully sublicensable right” to do what it wanted with its users’ text and photos. But in the face of widespread protest — and competitors advertising that their own products were free from such Draconian terms — Yahoo backed down about a week later.

It’s true, of course, that Facebook may not intend to monetize the photos taken by Instagram users, and that lawyers often draft overly broad language to permit future business opportunities that may never arise. But on the other hand, there’s no obvious language that would prohibit Facebook from taking those steps, and the company’s silence in the face of questions today hasn’t helped.

EFF’s Opsahl says the new policy runs afoul of his group’s voluntary best practices for social networks. He added: “Hopefully at some point we’ll get greater clarity from Facebook and Instagram.”

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