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    Hurricane Katrina Strikes: Lil Wayne, Baby, Choppa Hit Hard, Plan to Rebuild

    "A couple of my homies drowned, two houses underwater, so much I gotta digest, trying to keep on a smiley face," a devastated Choppa told SOHH.com as he assesses the loss in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.

    Mississippi and Louisiana officials are rushing to help save lives and combat looting while local stars including Lil Wayne, Baby and Choppa plan to rebuild and contribute relief efforts.

    eports say Hurricane Katrina is set to become the worst natural disaster to hit the United States. Experts say up to 1 million people could become homeless. Katrina is likely to surpass the Galveston Hurricane of 1900, which claimed between 8,000 to 12,000 lives. According to New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin, the death toll "is in the thousands" so far. It will take weeks before accurate numbers are revealed. Mississippi already counts 110 deaths. Officials say thousands of homes and businesses have been demolished and food, water and power supplies are hard to come by. Katrina is also set to become the costliest natural disaster ever in the U.S.

    The city of New Orleans, home to Cash Money's Lil Wayne, Juvenile and Mannie Fresh as well as Master P's No Limit family, was flooded when levees protecting the city ruptured. According to Chuck George, Chief Meteorologist of KOLD 13 in Tucson, Arizona, "the levees that protected New Orleans were never intended to withstand more than a Category 3 hurricane. Katrina pulled water from the Gulf of Mexico eastward into Lake Pontchartrain and the extra water resulted in very fast flow through the canals that carry the water through New Orleans and back into the gulf. That extra flow resulted in breakage of the levees."

    Reports say the flooding caused massive amounts of people to be stranded and contagious diseases are prone to spread in the devastated areas. The city is reportedly 80% under water with some areas drowned in water 20 feet deep. With the conditions making it difficult to come by food, many have resorted to looting grocery stores and businesses to survive. The looting is presently escalating at a rapid rate. Looters are said to use garbage cans to sail away with food, TV sets, clothes and guns. There have been reports of car jacking, police officers claim to have been shot at and police say a man in Hattiesburg, Mississippi killed his sister, shooting her in the head over a bag of ice. President George W. Bush vowed a no tolerance policy against looters. About 4,000 National Guard troops were sent to New Orleans to combat the looting.

    Meanwhile, the Hip-Hop world has been shaken by Katrina's deadly impact. Lil Wayne's daughter and mother are presently still in the depleted New Orleans. Other Cash Money members also have relatives stranded in the N.O. "My family was affected by the hurricane. I am waiting to see what the damage is," Wayne told SOHH.com. When trying to contact Mississippi's own David Banner, SOHH.com found a recorded operator message saying, "Due to the hurricane in the area you are calling the call cannot be completed at this time.

    For Chopper aka Young City, the loss is devastating. The former Making Da Band star is assessing the damage, having lost possessions and friends.

    "I got a lot of food on the table (meaning mad sh!t on his mind) so much I gotta digest. A couple of my homies drowned," Choppa tells SOHH.com.

    The 19 year old rapper, the main breadwinner for his family and on the cusp of enjoying his newfound success, reports that the homes of his mother, grandmother and one of his homes was destroyed by water.

    "[I] Just put a movie theatre in the house...now that's ruined," says Choppa. "Cash Money's Houses were also underwater... they live on the same block as me. I'm in the process of relocating my family to Cali [California], Atlanta, Houston and Memphis."

    The Scream Tour 4 featuring Bow Wow, Omarion, Pretty Ricky, Bobby Valentino and Marques Houston was slated to stop by the Mississippi Coliseum in downtown Jackson. Instead, the concert was canceled and the venue served as a shelter filled with evacuated residents from nearby areas.

    With large parts of Louisiana and Mississippi still under water, relief efforts are coming from all angles. Weezie said that he and Baby will likely start relief efforts once they secure their loved ones' safety. Houston's Astrodome is set to take in 25,000 refugees previously packed in New Orleans Superdome. The operation was set to begin today, but was halted due to gunshots and fires outside the arena. Buses are on the way to take the refugees from New Orleans to Houston. Reports say that 78,000 people are presently in shelters since the storm hit. FEMA sent over 50 disaster assistance teams to the devastated areas. The organization also sent over 25 urban search and rescue squads amounting to over 1,000 people to help save lives. The United States Coast Guard is also conducting searches. The Coast Guard is working in conjunction with local officials and local assets. They have rescued up to 2,000 people to date.

    The National Guard presently has 11,000 Guardsmen helping governors and local officials with safety and disaster relief efforts. FEMA is also working with the Army Corp of Engineers and local officials to repair breeches in the levees in hope to stop the flooding in New Orleans. The Department of Transportation is also sending in 400 trucks to move 1,000 truckloads containing 5.4 million meals ready to eat, including 13.4 liters of water,10,400 tarps, 3.4 million pounds of ice, 144 generators and 20 containers of prepositions disaster supplies with 135,000 blankets and 11,000 coats. More relief efforts are expected to follow.

    Despite the heavy burden he is bearing, Choppa is "trying to keep on a smiley face" and stay strong for his family. The rapper has already donated $100,000 to the Red Cross and is interested to do a benefit concert.

    "In N.O., they always said that one day the city would be underwater. We never pictured this one...never like this."

    Source: SOHH.com
    hell naw!

  • #2
    thats fucked up
    Originally posted by Ifbbita
    as for this thread, I was thinking about buying a 500 Smith and Wesson Magnum. With hollow tip rounds, you can blast a hole through Jesus...
    Fucking Awesome

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    • #3
      crazy shit rip to whoever died
      http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f1...25508716_l.gif

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      • #4
        The operation was set to begin today, but was halted due to gunshots and fires outside the arena.
        whoever did that is a fucking idiot. some shots delayed the saving of lives. but the team could have still trooped on.
        oldskoolavatar

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        • #5
          yeah that is some crazy shit

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          • #6
            That sucks that some of his friends died. I can't imagine having family members down there and not being able to contact them.
            Boston Celtics
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            Hi haters.

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            • #7
              "[I] Just put a movie theatre in the house...now that's ruined," says Choppa

              What the fuck? That quote is pretty funny actually.

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              • #8
                Man, these tragedies always seem to hit home when they affect a celebrity.

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                • #9
                  How the fuck does chopper from making da band have 100$ and two houses
                  Last time I had a fight, I killed the guy cause of watching FIGHT VIDEOS. Get free FIGHT VIDEOS at Whytze's Fight Corner.

                  www.Whytze.com

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by bLuEsHiFt
                    The rapper has already donated $100,000 to the Red Cross and is interested to do a benefit concert.
                    It's Red Cross piggy-bank fill-up time, especially with generous rappers around the affected areas.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by _shadows_
                      whoever did that is a fucking idiot. some shots delayed the saving of lives. but the team could have still trooped on.
                      "the team" are pussies - its in their job description to save lives when they themselves are danger, but suspiciously not in this circumstance.

                      EDIT: i take that back - "the team" aren't pussies, but their higher-ups are more money-hungry than bank robbers.
                      Last edited by Kandid; 09-02-2005, 12:11 AM.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by grownassman
                        "[I] Just put a movie theatre in the house...now that's ruined," says Choppa

                        What the fuck? That quote is pretty funny actually.
                        lol, i didnt read that bit - its a bit long for me in "tired mode".

                        Originally posted by The Un-American
                        Man, these tragedies always seem to hit home when they affect a celebrity.
                        *sighs* the shallowness (is that a word?) of the first world's youth nowadays.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by bLuEsHiFt
                          (1.) Cash Money's Houses (2.)were also underwater... they live on the same block as me. I'm in the process of relocating my family to Cali [California], Atlanta, Houston and Memphis."

                          (3.)The Scream Tour 4 featuring Bow Wow, Omarion, Pretty Ricky, Bobby Valentino and Marques Houston was slated to stop by the Mississippi Coliseum in downtown Jackson. Instead, the concert was canceled and the venue served as a shelter filled with evacuated residents from nearby areas.

                          Houston's Astrodome is set to take in 25,000 refugees previously packed in New Orleans Superdome.

                          (4.)FEMA is also working with the Army Corp of Engineers and local officials to repair breeches in the levees in hope to stop the flooding in New Orleans. (5.)The Department of Transportation is also sending in 400 trucks to move 1,000 truckloads containing 5.4 million meals ready to eat, including 13.4 liters of water,10,400 tarps, 3.4 million pounds of ice, 144 generators and 20 containers of prepositions disaster supplies with 135,000 blankets and 11,000 coats. More relief efforts are expected to follow.

                          (6.)...a benefit concert.

                          (7.)"In N.O., they always said that one day the city would be underwater. We never pictured this one...never like this."
                          1. I skimmed that as "Cash Money Hoes" and went back to see what it said, lol.

                          2. Most people can't do that - lucky rich muthafuckaz in times of disasters nowadays. 2#:-(

                          3. "...Bringin' Joy To The Homeless - 20th September 2005..."

                          4. To whoever has seen pics of or has actually seen the breeches, that seems impossible unless you are Moses. The thing is flowing like a river. How a couple of engineering geeks gonna stop the water flow without breaking more bits of levée??

                          5. '"Straight To Wok" comin' right up.' Good to see supplies instead of promises of supplies. Actions do a lot more than promises to carry out actions.

                          6. Ooh, good to see people so eagar to raise money despite personal loses, even if they "Singing in the Floods".

                          7. Well, how else to you picture it??
                          Last edited by Kandid; 09-02-2005, 12:33 AM.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Kandid
                            *sighs* the shallowness (is that a word?) of the first world's youth nowadays.
                            How about you just go fuck yourself, huh? If your profile is true, I'm currently 8 years older than you are.

                            Second, I was joking around. Clearly that was over your head though.

                            I love how college kids take themselves so seriously. It's really quite funny.

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                            • #15
                              yeh rip to those who've died...hopefully things get better faster

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