Pro’Verb Getting At Hovie & Lebron


I wasn’t going to post anything concerning this Lebron/Jay-Z/Deshawn fiasco. But being that I’m salty at Hov for always pulling an O.J. and not having a voice when it comes to things that affect young black men that look up to him. F*ck that water for life ishh he did for MTV. No disrespect to my African brothers and sisters but we have all type of ishh going on in our backyard too. Anyway here is rapper Pro’Verb from the DMV (D.C., Maryland Virginia) area taking up for Deshawn and getting at Hovi and Lebron. I still think Lebrons the truth eventhough Kobe is THE MAN.

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25 Responses to “Pro’Verb Getting At Hovie & Lebron”

  1. When Music & Sports Go Wrong… « Offense fulls the seats but Defense wins champions! Says:
    April 28th, 2008 at 3:49 pm

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  2. Client 9 Says:
    April 28th, 2008 at 4:21 pm

    Fuck it Pro’Verb go for yours homie.

    April 28th, 2008 at 4:56 pm

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  4. Money C. Paycheck Says:
    April 28th, 2008 at 7:46 pm

    This is like a 3yr old trying to roof a ball on a 10 story building..This will give him..about 5 percent buzz.. I’m not co-signing the Hov song but I ain’t co-signing this bullshit either.

    April 29th, 2008 at 12:07 am


  6. Whoa! Says:
    April 29th, 2008 at 2:00 am

    Jay Z is a tool…

  7. S. Mathis Says:
    April 29th, 2008 at 7:50 am

    Your comments regarding JAY-Z’s refusal to address anything remotely controversial cannot be refuted @ GOAT

  8. Mathis Says:
    April 29th, 2008 at 8:29 am

    Hov is protecting his interest and it ain’t our black asses. So he doesn’t speak on Sean Bell, how many will protest Jay-Z? How many of you will continue to buy whatever Jay-Z is trying to sell? If we cared that much we would be doing shit in our community’s but we ain’t so…

  9. S. Mathis Says:
    April 29th, 2008 at 9:07 am

    @ MATHIS – Your right but there comes a point where your economic interest cannot be your PRIMARY interest. He has built up enough of a reserve that he doesn’t need to be running away from the powerful voice that he has been granted. I care so much about my community that I DONT sell drugs, guns, women, or bring anything else that brings the neighborhood down. Anything else I need to do?

  10. Mathis Says:
    April 29th, 2008 at 12:26 pm

    He hasn’t built up enough of a reserve. What is he worth 4 or 500 million dollars? That’s not enough in a world with over 700 billionaires.

    If you feel that strongly about Jay Z don’t play his music, don’t purchase any products affiliated with him and ask that all of your friends and family do the same, if again you feel that strongly about it. His lack of a stance on “Black issues” could also lead you to discard of every Jay Z album that you own. Oh yeah , you can slide those right this way.

  11. Goat Says:
    April 29th, 2008 at 1:25 pm

    Not enough money in a world of 700 Billionaires. I guess you’ve been spoiled on all those G5 flights you’ve taken. He has enough money, watching another mans pockets is no way to equate if you have enough. And if he can go walk through Africa with water he can say dude getting murdered by cops is wrong.

  12. S. Mathis Says:
    April 29th, 2008 at 1:28 pm

    400-500 million isnt enough? What does the 700 billionaires in this world have to do with him? He can have a stance and get his billion as well. He is too smart not to be able to take a stand without putting his foot in his mouth. Certain principles are universal: 1) the need for better education in urban communities, 2) respect and acceptance for the rule of law, and 3) sympathy for families of shooting victims. We simply needed a statement acknowledging those things and he would be off the hook. Anything less is a cop out. -smh- “…these are our heroes…”

  13. Goat Says:
    April 29th, 2008 at 1:36 pm

    Well Said S.Mathis

  14. Mathis Says:
    April 29th, 2008 at 3:08 pm

    We are all watching their pockets to some degree or another as I’m sure you could give a generally good estimate as to the net worth of Jay-Z, 50, Diddy etc. @ Goat

    Duly noted S. Mathis, but he never said he was a civil rights leader. Though it would be nice it’s not his responsibility to issue a response. I agree with you S. but again who is it to say that it is his responsibility, the black community. If The black community (i.e. S. and Goat) feels so badly about the tragedy and Jay’s lack of a response, why not hurt him where it counts his pockets because Jay’s actions and music state that he is all about making his money. So when you all decide to throw out those Jay-Z albums in protest destroy them so our black youth aren’t poisoned by his selfish message. If that is not an option, when you all throw that march I’ll be there.

  15. Goat Says:
    April 29th, 2008 at 3:20 pm

    Yea I can give an estimate at what they have but you’re determining that Jay-Z is not speaking because he doesn’t have “enough”. When was the last time you talked finances with Hovito. Isn’t everyone being entitled to water a civil right also? Just because I listen to his music doesn’t outright mean I can’t have an opinion on how he makes moves. You sound like you look at the world in black and white when it’s gray. When columbine happened Jay-Z ran and donated the proceeds of that show to those families. So you can talk and talk but at the end of the day this is suppose to be his city. He parades that doesn’t he but say nothing. Back to listening to Dead Prez…taking the conk out my hair.

  16. Mathis Says:
    April 29th, 2008 at 5:06 pm

    We are all entitled to an opinion, yes. This is all entertainment with fans being “too involved with the flow.” Placing too much emphasis on the actions of entertainers who unlike politicians have made no oaths to the “people.” Yeah they may be selling us all bullshit and again I agree that Jay should have said something. But, people can talk until they are blue in the face but actions are what makes a man and what allows us to see what he’s really made of. Hov donated to Columbine yes but he hasn’t said anything about Sean Bell, what does that tell you? White people buy albums and “we don’t” so why would the fans that look up to him be that important. He provides water for Africa because it’s a good thing but also because it’s good for business. How many times has philanthropy been in the news from Bill Gates, Warren Buffett even Brad and Angelina adopting African children? The inner city just isn’t as good of look to donate to as some far off exotic land.

    He found time to “diss” a basketball player but not “diss” this system. Why not all the hoopla about the negativity being promoted in this culture we call Hip Hop. With that said these cops should be punished no if ands or buts about it. But, when you have a culture that teaches it’s youth to hate the cops and Hip-Hoppers that call their neighborhood “Two man down Flatbush” (reference to two police officers gunned downed in the Flatbush section of Brooklyn) why would you expect an officer to look at young Black Hip Hop influenced men as anything other than criminals. As far as this being his city that’s irrelevant, what is relevant is Sean Bell being a human being like him. Not a black or white thing but a human being thing. AGAIN THESE OFFICERS SHOULD BE PUNISHED!

  17. Goat Says:
    April 29th, 2008 at 6:06 pm

    Shut the fuck up

  18. Mathis Says:
    April 29th, 2008 at 7:00 pm

    Respected, I love PMD!

  19. Kaychai Says:
    April 29th, 2008 at 10:46 pm

    My problem with the entertainer/politician theory is this: Being an entertainer makes it sooo easy to affect change. Politicians have to give public statements, follow it up with policy, get it passed, etc. JAY-Z can single handedly bring peace to a neighborhood or make it cool to do just about anything (i.e. dress like an adult instead of the saggy jeans thing). I just want to him to do the bare minimum. Stop being so damn SAFE.

  20. So Grab Your Checks And Come On!!! » Blog Archive » Jay-Z Establishes Trust fund for Sean Bell’s Kids Says:
    May 2nd, 2008 at 1:45 pm

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  21. Mindy Marin Says:
    May 3rd, 2008 at 2:10 pm

    Good grief, you guys went IN on this!

    I really missed this place.

  22. Art Monk of Hip Hop Says:
    May 5th, 2008 at 9:18 am

    I heard this dude song…and he said just about all u could say to Jay-z and still be on point, there are a few more street things that can be said to jay in the name of The DMV but Proverb would not know these things … i’m from d.c./pg and jay wants to be us …lol.(Blame Kenny Burns, he sold our image to Shawn Carter..Young! don’t forget P. Diddy) That’s why he said something in the first place! Lebron was a excuse to say something this way (again).
    Jay is the best after Tupac but “Blow ur Whistle” is very weak
    Proverb got ‘em. I put that on The District. When The DMV take the limelight a lil more about how things have be done on the “East Coast” things will rise to the surface that has been going on for years, this more than De’Shawn Stevenson, Lebron James, basketball, & money(Oh yeah “This is where they print up the paper” we r the money…lol).

    Trust me!!!

    “Big Fish in a City full hooks”

    Washington, D.C. …. “We own the world”

  23. S. Mathis Says:
    May 5th, 2008 at 10:03 am


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    May 15th, 2008 at 9:30 am



  25. waxx Says:
    June 26th, 2009 at 4:17 am

    well done jay.ur tha next comin black president after obama.WAXX say so.

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