Famed rock producer Bob Ezrin took his media perception and applied it to Kanye West’s discography. In a blistering analysis of Yeezy’s impact to music culture that appeared on “The Lefsetz Letter,” Ezrin asserted that West suffered for delusion of grandeur and he wasn’t the legend he claimed to be.

It was only a matter of time before word traveled back to Kanye and he responded via his favorite platform: Twitter.

“Has anybody ever heard of Bob Ezrin???,” he lashed out. “What the fuck does he know about rap…Do something relevant… Please don’t speak on me bro ever again!!!”

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http://hiphopdx.com/news/id.37620/title.kanye-west-vehemently-responds-to-bob-ezrin

California just dealt Monsanto a blow as the state’s Environmental Protection Agency will now list glyphosate — the toxic main ingredient in the U.S.’ best-selling weedkiller, Roundup — as known to cause cancer.

Under the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986 — usually referred to as Proposition 65, its original name — chemicals that cause cancer, birth defects, or other reproductive harm are required to be listed and published by the state. Chemicals also end up on the list if found to be carcinogenic by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) — a branch of the World Health Organization.

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http://www.theeventchronicle.com/news/north-america/monsanto-stunned-california-confirms-roundup-will-be-labeled-cancer-causing/#

When Mustafa Al Shakarji immigrated with his family to Australia from Iraq in 2002, he found a country far less rife with government and police corruption. So when he got a $180 (in US dollars) speeding ticket he felt was flat out wrong back in March 2012, he decided to fight it—and is still contesting it, according to news.com.au.

“In Iraq I couldn’t stand up to speak out, but here you can when you don’t think it’s right, so why wouldn’t you?” he told news.com.au back in 2011, when he was discussing another ticket he successfully fought.

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http://q13fox.com/2016/02/26/man-spends-71000-fighting-a-180-speeding-ticket/

The man accused of killing six people and injuring two more in a Saturday evening shooting rampage in Kalamazoo, Michigan, was an Uber driver who picked up and dropped off passengers between shootings, a source with knowledge of the investigation told CNN.

The source, who is not authorized to speak to media, said investigators believe Jason Brian Dalton was even looking for fares after the final shooting of a nearly seven-hour killing rampage.

Also ninety minutes before he opened fire in central Kansas, Cedric Ford got served a restraining order – an act a local sheriff thinks led him to kill three people and wound 14 others.

“I believe that probably is the trigger, and it went from there,” Harvey County Sheriff T. Walton said Friday.

Read the full story here:
http://www.cnn.com/2016/02/21/us/michigan-kalamazoo-county-shooting-spree/

http://www.cnn.com/2016/02/26/us/kansas-shooting/

A Windsor man has been slapped with a fine and probation order after he attempted to cross the Canada-US border with 38 turtles strapped to his legs, according to Environment and Climate Change Canada.
Dong Yan was convicted in the Provincial Offences Court on Feb. 17. for illegally importing reptiles into Canada that were transported in contravention of a foreign state’s law.

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http://windsor.ctvnews.ca/mobile/windsor-man-fined-for-crossing-border-with-38-turtles-strapped-to-his-legs-1.2792700#_gus&_gucid=&_gup=twitter&_gsc=EmMFG9P

Cereal producers have seen profits declining for more than a decade and a new report suggests those no account, lazy millennials are to blame.

The New York Times published a story earlier this week about the breakfast staple that found young adults have been turning away from cereal because of the overwhelming hassle of pouring it into a bowl, adding milk, eating it and then cleaning up the dishes.

“Almost 40 per cent of the millennials surveyed by Mintel for its 2015 report said cereal was an inconvenient breakfast choice because they had to clean up after eating it,” the Times reported.

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http://globalnews.ca/news/2543273/why-arent-millennials-eating-cereal-its-far-too-difficult/

Chrissy Teigen did not expect the online uproar she inspired when she mentioned during an interview this week that she and husband John Legend had chosen the gender of their baby.

“Not only am I having a girl, but I picked the girl from her little embryo,” Teigen told People magazine. “I picked her and was like, ‘Let’s put in the girl.’ I think I was most excited and allured by the fact that John would be the best father to a little girl.”

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http://www.cbsnews.com/news/chrissy-teigen-baby-girl-twitter-defense/

Rapper Yo Gotti appeared alongside Kanye West as he went on yet another rant inside LA’s 1Oak nightclub. Kanye discussed Amber Rose starting the “fingers in the booty” rumor, being $53 million in personal debt, and the night he got Taylor Swift’s approval to mention her in his new track, titled “Famous” on his new “The Life of Pablo” album.

Watch the video here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sn1Znna6HMQ&feature=youtu.be

Chris Rock is the host for the 88th Annual Oscar Awards.

During his opening monologue for the show, he addresses the controversy that surrounded the Academy after no Black actors or actresses were nominated in the leading and supporting role categories.

The opening montage for the show featured clips from Creed and Straight Outta Compton, both movies that featured Black actors in lead roles. There were also scenes from Star Wars, which featured Black actor John Boyega.

“I counted at least 15 Black people in that montage,” Rock says to start his piece.

Along the way, the comedian addresses those who asked him to not host the show in order to protest the lack of diversity recognized by the Academy.

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http://hiphopdx.com/news/id.37688/title.chris-rock-addresses-diversity-controversy-in-oscars-monologue