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Rapper Rick Ross has responded to criticism of the mention of Trayvon Martin on his new album by insisting that it was a warning to Black youth, reports MTV.com.

In the album, Mastermind, Ross spits the following:

“Too close to a ni–a as a mother–king bomb/ Trayvon Martin, I’m never missing my target/ Bitch ni–as hating, tell me it’s what I’m parking.”

The backlash was immediate, prompting Ross to try to smooth it all over with one of the most nonsensical explanations ever.

“It’s so important that today, on the two-year anniversary of the death of Trayvon Martin, we never forget that tragedy,” Ross said. “I’m never going to let the world forget that name. In my song ‘Black and White’ off Mastermind I say, ‘Trayvon Martin, I’m never missing my target’. There I’m reminding people that if you’re a black person or a person of any color for that matter in this country, you have to be accurate, whatever moves you make, stay accurate. Even when you’re walking down the street, playing music from your car, you have to stay on point.”

“Black men are being killed and their killers [are] beating the trial,” added Ross, who plans to use his recently purchased 235-acre Georgia estateto help inner-city youngsters. “It hasn’t been this much violence against black men since the ’60s. I am Trayvon Martin, we’re all Trayvon Martin. He was from South Florida. That could have been me or one of my homies. So, stay alert and never miss your target. Whatever that target may be. Getting out the hood, providing from your family. Stay sharp. Stay alive. Trayvon, Rest in Peace.”

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After some hardcore campaigning, rapper Slim Thug was finally granted his own day in his hometown of Houston thanks to mayor Annise Parker and City Council Member Jerry Davis.

February 25 was declared Slim Thug Day, just three years after fellow Texan rapper Bun Bwas honored with his own day in H-Town. In honor of the rapper’s philanthropic work in the city including annual food drives, his home town will now celebrate the influence he’s had on his community each year, Houston’s KHOU reports.


For the complete story go to: http://www.vibe.com/article/houston-now-has-official-slim-thug-day