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A diss track or diss song is a song primarily intended to disparage or attack another person or group. While musical parodies and attacks have always existed, the trend became an increasingly common in the hip hop genre as part of the hip hop rivalry phenomenon.And without further ado, here are five hot tracks for your earpiece:
Royce da 5'9 featuring Tre Little: Malcolm X
for those of you who think Hit 'em Up is as gritty and street as they come, here is the real shit coming straight from Rock City. While it got little to no national exposure, Malcolm X hit Eminem and D12 exactly where a diss track is supposed to - it wrecked their street rep in Detroit and became an instant local classic.
Best line: 'Cause he's in it, Bizarre say G-g-g-g-g-g-unit
I bet you throw some extra "g's" in it
Just like a stutterin' fool, can't reach intelligence
He sweats when he raps, cuz he got a speach impediment
Snoop Dogg: Pimp Slapp'd
One of about a million Suge Knight disses, but by far the best. Snoop rides a classic G-funk beat and attacks Suge in what is usually considered his strong point - his tough-guy street image.
Best line: You so hardcore/why ain't you go to level 4/oh I know/but I walk the main line every time I go down/you can check my G files/I do it L-B-C style
Nas: Don't Body Ya Self
50 Cent is the archetypal studio thug, with the additional annoying tendency to start a high profile beef whenever his record sales go South. Recognizing this, Nas responded to 50's constant shit talking with a wax funeral that didn't even mention his name.
Best line(s): Niggas don't want beef, they vegetarian/Scared of pussy you climbed out of Caesarean
and they want to know why I don't have an answer for niggas/its because I truly understand these niggas/scared of me so they point out family members/like I can't point out somebody's grandma to niggas
Royce da 5'9: Who got Bodied
Royce is the reigning king of beef on wax. When a little known Oakland MC named Mistah Fab won a freestyle battle with Royce, he made the mistake of repeatedly mentioning it on his tracks. Royce took it to the tracks, and came up with perhaps the most ridiculous diss in history. Clocking in at a solid 7 minutes 25 seconds, Royce ridicules Fab's style, his attempts to use Royce's name to get famous, and his claims to know 'real detroit rappers' (Fab named 3 crews from detroit that he was supposedly tight with, and Who Got Bodied includes samples of them on the phone with Royce saying that they don't know or want to know Fab). The industry fears Royce, and this is why.
Best Line(s): im'a sound off/this nigga's a clown y'all/50 niggas with him jerry curls poppin out of clown cars/show's over bozo...
you about to get shot up like a cap gun at a racetrack
KRS 1: Ova Here
For some ridiculous, possibly psychadelically influenced reason, Nelly (yes THAT nelly) felt the need to step up to Chris. No real sick lines in this, just a call to arms to real hip hop heads. I haven't seen or heard shit from Nelly since this dropped, so it probably did the trick.
You better Chillout like Chuck, I kick like three Norrises
One of my sixteen bar rhymes is eight of your choruses
Does it matter to you? My crew
If it does, you know what the hell to do
Throw your guns in the air, pump it like yeah
Let these bitch ass rappers know we in here
Go to the shows huh, boo 'em off stage
Tell 'em KRS told you they at the end of they days
Let me tell you let's give hip hop a lift
And don't buy Nelly's album on June twenty fifth
Forty police officers are feared drowned in eastern India after a police motor boat capsized after coming under attack from a suspected Maoist rebels.
More than 50 members of an elite anti-insurgency force were aboard the boat, which was patrolling the Chitrakonda reservoir in Orissa state.
The suspected rebels - who have been fighting the Indian government for decades - opened fire from a hilltop.
Eight of the officers managed to swim to the shore, but 40 are still missing.
A local Superintendent of Police, Satish Kumar Gajbhiye, told the BBC there were about 60 men on the boat - four of them, including two drivers of the motor launch, from the Orissa police force. The rest were from neighbouring Andhra Pradesh.
Four of the survivors had gunshot injuries and were being treated in hospital, he added.
A rescue operation involving fire brigade personnel and helicopters has been launched.
But the BBC's Sandeep Sahu says that the water level in the sprawling reservoir is about 40m (131ft), and there is little chance of any survivors being found.
He adds that the incident is one of the biggest setbacks for security forces fighting insurgents in the thickly forested border areas of Andhra Pradesh, long considered a safe haven for the Maoists.
Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has described the Maoist uprising as the biggest internal security threat the country faces.
Saturday, June 21, 2008
The Cambodian Freedom Fighters (CFF), (Khmer: Cholana Kangtoap Serei Cheat Kampuchea) is an anti-Communist political and paramilitary organization that was established in October 21, 1989, by its founder Chhun Yasith at Poipet near the Cambodian-Thai border. Their headquarters are in Long Beach, California, United States. It was incorporated and registered at the California Secretary of State's office as a political organization in June 1999, aims "to fight against communists to protect the interests of Cambodian people."
On November 24, 2000, a Cambodian Freedom Fighters team of about seventy (CFF) agents slipped into the center of the Cambodian capital, Phnom Penh. Armed with B-40 rockets and assault rifles, they moved swiftly toward the Defence Ministry building and a military barracks. They attacked the Ministry of Defense and the Council of Ministers, peppering them with fire, then turned their weapons on a local television station and a nearby military base. State security forces engaged the group in a fierce firefight that lasted more than an hour, leaving bullet holes in ministry offices and blood pooled in the street. By daybreak, eight people lay dead. In the wake of the violence, more than 200 people, including Richard Kiri Kim, were arrested by the Cambodian police.
On June 22, 2001, the Cambodian Criminal Court handed down their verdict on the Cambodian Freedom Fighters attack of November 24, 2000. An Mao, Nou Saron, and three Cambodian-Americans: Richard Kiri Kim, Thong Samien, and Chhun Yasith were sentenced to life in prison on charges of conspiring to commit terrorism. Chhun Yasith and Thong Samien were tried in absentia.
Twenty-four other men and one woman were found guilty of various charges and given prison terms ranging from three to 20 years. Among them were two prominent former Khmer Rouge commanders, Seng Narin and Tumlap Mil, who each received 15 years in prison.Government of a Free Vietnam:
The Government of Free Vietnam is an anti-communist paramilitary and political organization that was established on April 30, 1995, by its founder Nguyen Hoang Dan. Its headquarters are in Garden Grove, California. The organization's goal is to remove the government of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, either politically or militarily.
In 1995, Nguyen Huu Chanh was chosen as the Prime Minister, General Linh Quang Vien as Vice Prime Minister, Admiral Lam Nguon Tanh as Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mr. Nguyen Khac Chinh as the Minister of Information, Nguyen Huy Dau as Minister of Justice, Nguyen Son Ha as Secretary of Foreign Affairs, Edgar Foshee as Chairman of the International Committee, and Ngo Trong Anh as President of the advisory council.
The Government of Free Vietnam claims 6,000 members and 100,000 supporters who were trained in secret camp locations along the Vietnamese/Cambodian border. They also claim 75 chapters in Asia, Australia, and Europe. Although the GFVN prides itself on its widespread support, many argue that the GFVN never received a true mandate to represent the Vietnamese diaspora community.
They claim to have a base of operations in KC-702, a secret base along the border between Vietnam and Cambodia. Some community members also do not condone the organization's political and paramilitary actions. The doubt and disassociation some have towards the GFVN was either initiated or reinforced by a fundraiser failure.
In July of 1998, 'Prime Minister' Nguyen Huu Chanh was ordered by the California Department of Corporations to cease the marketing of "gold reserve depository bearer bonds." Chanh and other members were selling gold bonds to supporters without a permit, which is illegal under Californian law. The authenticity of the bonds and their investment promises were also held suspect by the California Commissioner of Corporations, Dale E. Bonner.
- dismantle the Communist dictatorship of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam by a peaceful, practical and persistent approach;
- establish a free and fair elected government of Vietnam;
- establish a practical free market economic system; and
- prohibit all forms of provocation.
In October 2001, The Government of Free Vietnam gained greater attention when a member, Vo Duc Van, was arrested at John Wayne Airport (Orange County Airport) for the attempted bombing of the Vietnamese embassy in Bangkok, Thailand.
This arrest led to an outcry by the Communist Vietnamese government to pressure the United States to shutdown the Government of Free Vietnam and led to FBI investigations into Nguyen Huu Chanh and the organization, and demonstrations in support of Vo Duc Van from Vietnamese American communities.
Recently, three US citizens were arrested in Vietnam for plotting to set up an anti-communist broadcast station within the country.Jewish Task Force:
The Jewish Task Force (Hebrew: הימין האמיתי, HaYamin HaAmiti, lit. "The Real Right Wing") is a Kahanist organization in the United States that raises money for the claimed purpose of funding radical right-wing Jewish groups in Israel, puts on television programs through local-access cable and runs a website with the stated goal of saving Israel, America, and The West. JTF is run by the former national chairman of the Jewish Defense League, Victor Vancier, who is also commonly known as Chaim Ben Pesach, and previously as Chaim Ben Yosef. In October of 1987, he was sentenced to 10 years in Federal prison for taking part in a series of terrorist bombings in the New York area since 1984 to protest Soviet treatment of Jews. The group defines itself as "fighting to save America and Israel from Islamic terrorism." Unlike most Kahanist organizations, which take positions only on issues related to Israel, JTF also has an American agenda; it wishes to stop what it calls the "Third World invasion of America" and is against America becoming what it calls a "Third World banana republic". JTF's messages have also caused it to be condemned for alleged racism, and has been condemned by the Anti-Defamation League and the Simon Wiesenthal Center.
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
Partial list of terrorists and terror groups currently being funded, supported or sheltered by the US government
A militant right-wing Cuban exile, Posada-Carriles was one of the masterminds of the bombing of Cubana Flight 455 in which 73 people were killed. He also conspired, often with Orlando Bosch (see below) to commit a series of bombing attacks both in Havana and throughout Latin America. Posada-Carilles is wanted in Venezuela, but the US refuses to extradite, claiming he may face torture.
Carilles major partner in crime and a founding member of CORU, Bosch has been involved in a series of terrorist attacks, including one on US soil (he fired a rocket at a Havana-bound Polish Cruiser in docked in Miami). Bosch and Posada-Carriles were also involved in Operation Condor, and most likely masterminded the assassination of Orlando Letelier in cooperation with Chile's military dictatorship.
One of the bloodiest warlords and most successful opium dealers of the twentieth century, Vang Pao was a CIA asset during the Secret War in Laos. Besides colluding with the CIA in dropping millions of landmines and delayed-explosion bombs throughout the Laotian countryside and selling millions of dollars worth of opium to American soldiers in Vietnam, Mr Pao has also been busy stateside. According to Prof. Alfred McCoy, who has spent literally decades cataloging Pao's misdeeds, he was complicit in "summary executions of enemy captives, fraudulent collection of funds from Hmong-Americans to support his "resistance" to the Lao government, forced conscription of child soldiers, and drug trafficking." Pao was arrested recently on conspiracy charges related to Operation Tarnished Eagle, an alleged plot to destroy a series of buildings in downtown Vientiane, which would likely have killed thousands. He is currently out on bail, despite warnings that he is a major flight risk and capable of having prosecution witnesses killed.
Saturday, May 31, 2008
Jailed Indian doctor's trial to go on despite outcry: govt
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NEW DELHI (AFP) — An Indian state government battling a Maoist insurgency said Saturday it will press ahead with the trial of a prominent doctor accused of rebel links despite a campaign by Nobel laureates to free him.
Binayak Sen, who has been charged under a law criminalising dealings with unlawful organisations, denies accusations that he smuggled out letters from an imprisoned Maoist whom he treated in a central Indian jail.
Chhattisgarh state said it would proceed with the case against the paediatrician and rights activist known for working with India's poor and who has already spent more than a year in prison despite an international outcry.
"Why would the prosecution register a case against him if there was no evidence of his involvement (with the Maoists)," the government's chief spokesman N. Baijendra Kumar told AFP by phone from state capital Raipur.
"We have a judicial system in this country and it will decide what to do," Kumar said.
Earlier this month, 22 Nobel laureates wrote to the Indian government asking it to free 56-year-old Sen, who has been vocal in criticising the state government over tactics it has used in fighting the Maoists.
On Thursday, Sen's wife received the prestigious Jonathan Mann Award for Global Health and Human Rights in Washington on his behalf after Indian judicial authorities refused to let him collect the honour in person.
Sen is accused of taking letters out of prison for an incarcerated Maoist leader whom he visited several times.
The doctor insists he could not have taken out any letters because he was always accompanied by jail personnel when he visited the rebels to administer medical treatment.
Activists say Sen is being punished for criticising the government's backing of a controversial anti-Maoist campaign as well as efforts by the government to get tribal people to leave mineral-rich forest areas to boost development.
The Maoist insurgency grew out of a peasant uprising in 1967 and has spread to half of India's 29 states, with Chhattisgarh the worst hit.
The rebels say they are fighting for the rights of landless farmers and poor tribals in the state, which is one of India's poorest.
"Binayak believes unless we try to change the world it will never change, and he is even now paying the price for following this principle," Sen's wife Ilina said in an acceptance speech at the Jonathan Mann Award ceremony.
"The resources of the world are for us all to share," she said in the speech.
She attributed the violence partly to the Indian government's failure to include hundreds of millions of poor people in the country's economic boom.
These are "basically the problems of non-inclusive growth," Ilina said.
But authorities blame the rebels for a lack of facilities in the region as the Maoists often destroy roads and electricity stations.
Tens of thousands of people have been displaced and are living in temporary state-run shelters because of fear of Maoist violence, according to officials.
"Around 270 of our policemen have been killed by these rebels. Nobody talks about their human rights violations," said a senior state government official who did not want to be identified.