The world of Wikipedia can be a wild place. You see kids, before you could go online and read dubious, user-generated informational entries on your favorite subjects there used to be these things called “encyclopedias” — big, heavy, books that listed subjects in books in alphabetical order over the course of many volumes. Sound cumbersome? They were.
Wondering why people would buy volumes and volumes of books of facts that would inevitably be outdated almost as soon as they were printed? Well, because no Internet. The one thing that made encyclopedias handy is that the info in them was sourced from actual experts, fact checked by professional fact checkers who cross referenced the entries and edited by editors who like went to school for reading and writing and stuff.
Though we have great reverence Wikipedia we do realize that sometimes contributors get facts wrong or just simply make s–t up, so in our “Wikipedia Fact or Fiction?” video series we sit down with a subject to hear straight from the horse’s mouth if the Wiki facts about them are actually factual or fallacies.
For this episode we sat down with SoSo Def founder, songwriter producer and executive Jermaine Dupri to talk about his upbringing and decades-long career in music. How’d he meet Kris Kross? How long did he wear his pants backwards? How long did he date Janet Jackson for? Is he really a martial artist? We answer these questions and more in our interview. Watch part one of it and be on the look out for part two next week.
While promoting his new album X Chris Brown stop by the LA Leakers show with J Cruz, and Justin Credible and decides to kick a freestyle over ScHoolboy Q’s Studio.
The Minnesota Vikings have reversed course on Adrian Peterson, putting him on the NFL exempt list until his child-abuse case is resolved, meaning he will be suspended from all team activities effective immediately, the team said in a news release early Wednesday morning.
“After giving the situation additional thought, we have decided this is the appropriate course of action for the organization and for Adrian,” Vikings owners Zygi Wilf and Mark Wilf said in a team news release. “We are always focused on trying to make the right decision as an organization.
“We embrace our role — and the responsibilities that go with it — as a leader in the community, as a business partner and as an organization that can build bridges with our fans and positively impact this great region. We appreciate and value the input we have received from our fans, our partners and the community.”
Peterson was indicted last week in Montgomery County, Texas, on a count of reckless or negligent injury to a child. The charges stem from a whipping incident that reportedly left bruises and wounds to much of his 4-year-old son.
Peterson was also accused in 2013 of injuring another of his 4-year-old sons through a different mother in Texas, though charges were never brought. Those allegations were reportedly filed to the state’s Child Protective Services agency, according to Houston CBS affiliate KHOU.
The Vikings had reinstated Peterson on Monday, citing concern for due process and the legal proceedings, before further discussions on Monday and Tuesday with the league warranted Wednesday morning’s reversal.
“While we were trying to make a balanced decision yesterday, after further reflection we have concluded that this resolution is best for the Vikings and for Adrian,” the Vikings’ statement said. “We want to be clear: we have a strong stance regarding the protection and welfare of children, and we want to be sure we get this right. At the same time we want to express our support for Adrian and acknowledge his seven-plus years of outstanding commitment to this organization and this community.
“Adrian emphasized his desire to avoid further distraction to his teammates and coaches while focusing on his current situation; this resolution accomplishes these objectives as well. We will support Adrian during this legal and personal process, but we firmly believe and realize this is the right decision. We hope that all of our fans can respect the process that we have gone through to reach this final decision.”
According to Dash Radio’s DJ Skee Beyoncé and Jay Z are reportedly working on a joint album.While no official announcement has been made, sources close to the Carters tell Skee that the album is set for release in late 2014 or early 2015.