January 24, 2011 @ 02:40 PM
im_hungry

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What are we going to do guys?

I'm tearing up.
January 24, 2011 @ 02:41 PM
Dontkillbill

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FUCK FUCK FUCK are you serious?! NOOOO WTF AM I GOING TO DO EVERYDAY NOW FUCK
January 24, 2011 @ 02:43 PM
airforce416

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No B Pumpersad
January 24, 2011 @ 02:53 PM
Virungă

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lol

MrPlayCloths‎ RT @UNCLE_RUKUS: WORLD STAR HIP HOP DOWN FOR GOOD? GREAT DAY FOR THE WHITE MAN! 1ST GOOD TIMES NOW THE ♥♥♥♥♥ NETWORK
January 24, 2011 @ 02:57 PM
Augustus

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For good?! sadsadsad

@QuattroRide

January 24, 2011 @ 03:00 PM
StreetwearOverSuits

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lol

mrplaycloths‎ rt @uncle_rukus: World star hip hop down for good? Great day for the white man! 1st good times now the ♥♥♥♥♥ network


cool
January 24, 2011 @ 03:00 PM
brosh

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50 runs shit cool
January 24, 2011 @ 03:06 PM
Mos

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damn son wtf? my life is ruined
January 24, 2011 @ 03:11 PM
NZOO

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Fuck!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Don't badmind me.

January 24, 2011 @ 03:12 PM
thijsied

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Location: Netherlands.

January 24, 2011 @ 03:15 PM
PLAINFACE

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50 runs shit cool


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January 24, 2011 @ 03:16 PM
nostalgia

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wtf 50 you cant just take down a whole archive of great videos.
January 24, 2011 @ 03:17 PM
Mos

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January 24, 2011 @ 03:19 PM
ᴊᴜᴀɴ

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50 got the the internet in a chokehold?
January 24, 2011 @ 03:24 PM
Super Nintendo Chalmers

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thats not a reliable source, the site is called the black google lol


lol
January 24, 2011 @ 03:26 PM
The-Dream

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sad
January 24, 2011 @ 03:28 PM
JLK

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why did he shut it down
January 24, 2011 @ 03:30 PM
Virungă

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Prolly the same thing that happened to onsmash

www.nytimes.com/2010/12/14/business/media/14music.html
Piracy Fight Shuts Down Music Blogs
By BEN SISARIO
Published: December 13, 2010

Kevin Hofman, the founder of OnSmash.com, found his hip-hop Web site had been blacked out on Thanksgiving Day.

Thanksgiving Day had barely begun when Kevin Hofman’s BlackBerry buzzed. It was one of the technical operators of OnSmash.com, Mr. Hofman’s popular hip-hop blog, telling him that the site had gone mysteriously blank just after midnight.
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Chad Batka for The New York Times
Labels for artists like Kanye West often turn to hip-hop Web sites as outlets for early publicity on their latest music.
“At first I thought it was hackers,” Mr. Hofman said. But within hours a notice went up on the site saying that its domain name had been seized by the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement unit of the Department of Homeland Security; it was one of dozens of sites shut down, accused of copyright infringement and selling counterfeit goods.

But Mr. Hofman, a brawny Long Islander in his early 30s who formerly worked for a major record label, does not think of himself as a pirate.

OnSmash.com and the handful of other music blogs shut down by the government post brand-new songs and videos without licenses, but much of that material is often leaked to them by managers, music labels and even the artists themselves.

As a result, these sites have a complex symbiosis with the music business. While the Recording Industry Association of America wants to shut them down, the rank and file of the record labels — particularly in hip-hop circles — uses them as marketing tools and publicity outlets.

“To Joe Q. Public, ‘leak’ sounds like a bad word,” Mr. Hofman said in an interview at a pizzeria on the Lower East Side, his lawyer by his side. “But if you’ve ever been in a marketing meeting at a record label, it’s ‘Hey, can you leak this to the blogs?’ Leak is now a marketing verb.”

In addition to OnSmash.com, the music sites shut down included Dajaz1.com, RapGodFathers.com and rmx4u.com; another, torrent-finder.com, is a search engine for users of BitTorrent, a file-sharing system that can be used for any kind of data.

The seizures over Thanksgiving weekend — most of the 82 sites involved were shut down for selling knockoff handbags, sunglasses and other goods — were made without warning. Internet advocacy groups like the Electronic Frontier Foundation have expressed alarm at the precedent the action might set.

Victoria A. Espinel, the White House’s intellectual property enforcement coordinator, said on Dec. 6 that more shutdowns could be expected soon as the government pursued “pirates and counterfeiters.”

Some of the people most surprised by the shutdowns are within the music business itself.

“The industry and my artists don’t have any issues with most of these sites,” said Corey Smyth, a manager of rappers and producers like Lil Jon and Talib Kweli. “When you’re trying to get something out, this is where the kids go.”

For artists, blogs that traffic in the latest leaks are not always beneficial, nor is it always clear where a leak is coming from. Fabolous, a Brooklyn rapper on the Def Jam label who has worked with OnSmash.com, said competition among blogs had resulted in a free-for-all in which e-mail accounts for artists and producers had been hacked in search of any snippets of new music that could attract readers.

“It’s a double-edged sword,” Fabolous said. “It’s a great, great promotional tool to get whatever you’re trying to get out to the masses. But on the other side it is a little bit of piracy, because sometimes it’s not always stuff that’s given — there’s certain things that are taken.”

More than a decade since the advent of the file-sharing service Napster, the big labels are still struggling to reconcile the promise and the threat of digital music.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement has not explained how it selected sites that deal in downloadable music, but a spokesman for the Recording Industry of Association of America, which represents the major music labels, said it had worked with ICE and other federal agencies in identifying infringing sites.

“The sites and services we identify are flagrantly violating federal copyright laws, illegally offering songs of well-known artists or pre-release content not commercially available online or in any store,” said the trade group spokesman, Jonathan Lamy.

Mr. Hofman, who began his career working in the new media and marketing departments of a major record label (he would not say which one), enjoys easy access to artists and labels. His site regularly hosted showcase concerts in New York clubs, and had been festooned with artist shout-outs. The Miami rapper Rick Ross, in the liner notes to his recent Top 10 album “Teflon Don,” thanked OnSmash.com before mentioning his own record company.

“I get nothing but open-arm receptions,” said Mr. Hofman, who is prominent enough in the music world that Kanye West links to him on Twitter. “I turn down more industry invites than I accept.”

Mr. Hofman said tracks and videos were leaked to his site regularly, adding that if he received a cease-and-desist letter about unauthorized material on his site, he took it down.

Sites like OnSmash.com and Dajaz1.com had advertising, but their operators said the income from it was minimal. The operator of Dajaz1.com, who calls himself Splash (he would not give his real name), described himself in an interview as a married father of two in Queens who once worked in the music industry.

“I have a regular, Joe Schmo job,” he said. But running an influential rap blog does have its privileges. “I’m on the phone with Busta Rhymes once every three to four days,” Splash said.

For now the seized domains are in legal limbo. David Snead, a lawyer specializing in Internet cases who is representing the owner of torrent-finder.com, speculated that it might be 30 to 60 days before he would be able to see a seizure order. “The government is providing zero information to help us determine what he is being charged with,” he said. “It’s a black hole.”

Some of the sites have resumed their postings by simply relocating to other domains: RapGodFathers.com is now operating on RapGodFathers.info, and torrent-finder.com is now torrent-finder.info.

Mr. Hofman said he was “extremely nervous” about his legal situation, but also puzzled.

“I see myself as a legitimate source of content online, and I have no reason to believe that I was ever perceived as otherwise. If what I’m doing is so wrong and is harming the artist, then why is he retweeting stuff to two million-plus people?” Mr. Hofman said, referring to Kanye West. “It just doesn’t make sense to me.
January 24, 2011 @ 03:32 PM
DStyles

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Last.fm - DStyles23 Xbox Live GT: DStyles23

January 24, 2011 @ 03:34 PM
NZOO

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Location: Chuo_Osaka

It's not 50, FEDs shut them down, wshh had a lot of shit from different sources(pirated).

Don't badmind me.

January 24, 2011 @ 03:37 PM
Trollinator

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I thought that raw fish in the girl vajaja got it shut down since i never saw it


But srsly my life is over w/ WSHH

I want to see the world burn

January 24, 2011 @ 03:50 PM
DStyles

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Location: Brooklyn, NY

LULZ my nikka 50 just Ja rule'd that nikka


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January 24, 2011 @ 03:55 PM
Theseventhletter

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Location: Brooklyn New York Ci...

since when does 50 Cent and Floyd Mayweather care about how black people are represented?
January 24, 2011 @ 03:59 PM
Juki

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pwnage is gone also.......where will I go now?

Doubleclutchhoops.com

January 24, 2011 @ 04:00 PM
DStyles

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Location: Brooklyn, NY

pwnage is gone also.......where will I go now?

boobooTV.com

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January 24, 2011 @ 04:13 PM
Beach2theBay

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Location: Long Beach,CA

This fucking sucks. WSHH was one of the 5 sites I check every morning when I wake up. Shit. I need a moment y'all.sad
January 24, 2011 @ 04:16 PM
Josh

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Lil JoJo : i really want rizal! 13:10

January 24, 2011 @ 04:24 PM
ACTiON FUNKENSTEiN

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Man, I feel so white. I've never even heard of any of these websites.
January 24, 2011 @ 04:34 PM
Brosef

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January 24, 2011 @ 04:36 PM
Juki

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lol, where will I find stuff like this now.

Doubleclutchhoops.com


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