Jul 11, 2012 | G-BLOG | 0 comments

Jay-Z’s “99 Problems” has become somewhat of a bad boy anthem along the lines of “I Fought The Law” and “I shot the sherriff.”  In the song, a young Jay Z is pulled over by a racist cop while knowing he has drugs in the car.. The song produced a handful of the most memorable lines in recent hip-hop history, including “I got 99 problems but a (ryhmes with witch) ain’t one,” Caleb Mason, an associate professor of law at Southwestern Law School, has written a 19-page law review article on how the Fourth Amendment factors into the second verse of “99 Problems.”
For instance… when referencing this line “Well, my glove compartment is locked, so is the trunk and the back / And I know my rights so you go’n need a warrant for that”: he says…
If this Essay serves no other purpose, I hope it serves to debunk, for any readers who persist in believing it, the myth that locking your trunk will keep the cops from searching it. Based on the number of my students who arrived at law school believing that if you lock your trunk and glove compartment, the police will need a warrant to search them, I surmise that it’s even more widespread among the lay public. But it’s completely, 100% wrong.
Thanks to the benevolence of Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith, more than 400 Ethiopians will soon have access to clean drinking water.
In lieu of presents, the couple gave up their birthdays in 2010 on behalf of charity: water and asked thousands of fans to do the same. The Smiths vowed to take the top fundraisers to Africa, and more than $789,000 was raised. Smith, and Pinkett Smith, also raised an additional $109,000, with 100 percent of the money going towards clean water project costs in the field. On July 6, the couple traveled to Ethiopia with charity: water to see the impact of their efforts.
“Our trip to Ethiopia with charity: water was an incredibly eye-opening and authentic experience,” Smith said in a statement. “It was extraordinary to meet and spend time with the people of Tigray and to see first-hand how clean water changes everything for these communities.”
The Smiths aren’t the only stars who have given up their birthdays on behalf of charity: water: Justin Bieber, 18, Kristen Bell, 31, and Jessica Biel, 30, have each raised money for the organization. More than 50 million people in Ethiopia live without access to clean and safe drinking water. In Tigray alone, charity: water has funded more than 1,000 water projects with the help of their partner, A Glimmer of Hope, and their implementing partner, Relief Society of Tigray.

Apparently, the rumor was TRUE: RUN-D.M.C. is reuniting for the first time in 10 years. They’ve announced their first gig, which will take place in November at the Fun Fun Fun Fest in Austin, Texas.
If today is your Birthday you share it with the following celebs
“Octomom,” Nadia Suleman 37
Rapper – Lil Kim, 38
Designer – Giorgio Armani, 78
Football player – Andre Johnson, 31

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