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Haitian Jack Speaks On 1994 Tupac Shakur Shooting

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Anyone who know me personally know I am a huge Tupac Shakur fan. I was introduced to Tupac’s music when I moved from Turks and Caicos to American in 1994. Tupac is and forever will be my favorite artist.

If you’re a Tupac fan you know he was angry and pointed a lot of fingers at different people  following his 1994 shooting in New York City’s Quad Studios. Shakur penned a track titled “Against All Odds”, where he name-drops several of his adversaries including Nas, Mobb Deep, Jimmy Henchman, and Haitian Jack, real name Jacques Agnant.

21 years after the fatal shooting in New York, Haitian Jack decided to speak about the shooting and insinuated Jimmy Henchman’s involvement.

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Wyclef Jean Opens Up About Lauryn Hill, A Fugees Reunion, Yele Haiti Controversy, and Chris Christie

Haitian American artist Wyclef Jean is back in the news, but he’s not just talking about his music.

In this recent article with The Daily Beast, Jean opened up about his romantic relationship with former band mate Lauryn Hill, his AIDS charity track, his controversial charity organization, his feelings about Jersey Governor Chris Christie and a possible  Fugees reunion.

Here is a few excerpt from the interview.

Do you see a Fugees reunion happening anytime soon?

I mean… I think possibilities are always endless. For me, it just always has to be bigger than the music. And that band wasn’t just about the music; it was about the movement.

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Wyclef Jean Video Banned Over Tupac Shakur?

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Picture Source: WyclefInstagram

Negative press seem to be following Wyclef everywhere  lately. According to TMZ, The Haitian American artist  “April “Showers” video had to be taken down from YouTube due to an autopsy picture of  rapper Tupac Shakur.

According to TMZ

The ghost of Tupac Shakur is haunting Wyclef Jean … whose music video just got yanked from YouTube because someone thinks it features a grisly pic of ‘Pac’s autopsy — but TMZ has learned it’s just an impersonator with great makeup.

The scene in Wyclef’s “April Showers” video looks eerily similar to an infamous photo of Tupac’s corpse — partially cut open during his autopsy — and published in Cathy Scott’s book, “The Killing of Tupac Shakur.”

Scott tells us she’s convinced the image in the video is the real deal — she’s the one who complained to YouTube — but Tupac impersonator Richard Garcia tells TMZ he’s actually the stiff.

Garcia says he was hired to re-create the autopsy for the video’s anti-gun violence theme … and it required 8 hours with makeup artist Autumn McHugh — even though he only appears for a split second.

We told Scott about Garcia’s role — but she insists the image is TOO perfect, and must be the photo.

Click here to watch clip of the “April Showers” video.

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Picture Source: TMZ

 

Diddy & Rick Ross Posted Up In Lil Haiti, Miami

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The Love For Everything Haitian Is Definitely Becoming A Big Deal. Diddy Just posted a few pictures off him, Rick Ross, French Montana and friends in Lil Haiti in Miami shooting the video for Big Homies. As you can see from the picture posted below, Diddy explains he can go to any hood.

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New Music Video: Cassie ‘Numb’

According to Necolebitchie:

#RockaByeBaby, the new mixtape from Cassie, will be available in just nine days, and to kick off the countdown she just dropped the visual for her single “Numb.” The relaxed visual accompanies the laid-back track under Cassie’s half-rap, half-singing vocals and features the always stunning singer walking the star-studded streets of Hollywood during the day, and hitting up the beach to catch the sunset at night.

Cas has been hyping her #RockaByeBaby mixtape for a minute now and since she hasn’t released a record since 2006, folks are waiting to see if she can get some hits under her belt without the help of Ryan Leslie. Back in December she told The Source that she’s evolved since her “Me & U” days and she now feels like she’s a more well-rounded artist.

“I’ve learned that it’s okay to make mistakes. There is ALWAYS room for growth and change. I’ve learned to speak up creatively.[…]I’ve been working on my mixtape and album simultaneously for the past year. I feel that it’s a level of music that I haven’t been able to explore as an artist yet. It’s a tougher side of my personality. I feel confident now that it sounds its best and that people will really appreciate it. My music is so much more personal to me now. Everything I do reflects that. The music is coming naturally, the more I grow personally.”

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