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D'Angelo Russell may be planning his own future super team of sorts.

The 23-year old point guard has expressed how excited he is to play alongside those established champions, but that hasn't stopped him from dreaming about forming his own super team with his longtime friends Devin Booker and Karl-Anthony Towns.

The NBA's next superstars are rising TOGETHER.

Karl-Anthony Towns, Devin Booker and D'Angelo Russell cover SLAM 224: https://t.co/r7rxR3k15W pic.twitter.com/dfx9J44uOh

— SLAM (@SLAMonline) October 17, 2019

Russell opined during a video shoot featuring himself, Anthony Towns, and Booker that the trio will play together one day, according to Slam's Max Resetar.

"We gotta do this again, when we're all on the same team," Russell said in front of rolling cameras. "Nah, don't cut it ... y'all got it on footage. When we're all on the same team - I ain't gonna tell you which team because I don't know - we're gonna do this again."

Russell, who is a member of the Golden State Warriors, made sure not to specify a team for which he would play with Towns, a Minnesota Timberwolves center, and Booker, a guard for the Phoenix Suns. NBA tampering rules forbid players or team personnel from making comments that attempt to lure other players.

Russell, Towns, and Booker are less than a year apart in age and were all drafted in 2015. Towns and Booker played together at Kentucky, but the three have known each other since they attended various basketball camps as teenagers.

The trio is under contract with their respective teams until at least 2023, when Russell's current deal expires. Towns and Booker are signed through 2024.

The post SOURCE SPORTS: D'Angelo Russell, Karl-Anthony Towns and Devin Booker Could Be Plotting On Creating the Next NBA Super Team appeared first on The Source.

via: https://thesource.com/2019/10/19/source-sports-dangelo-russell-karl-anthony-towns-and-devin-booker-could-be-plotting-on-creating-the-next-nba-super-team

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The New York Knicks are working to get the most out of third overall pick RJ Barrett, and the 19-year old is showing promise. The former Duke Blue Devil dropped 19 points against the Pelicans on Friday night, 17 of which came in the first half. The Knicks couldn't score the win losing 116-117.

One concern that was out there about Barrett was the volume of his shooting and his shooting percentage. Against the Hawks on Wednesday, Barrett shot 4-14 from the field and 0-3 from three.

But Friday night, The 6 foot 7 guard made it a mission to get to the basket for the easy buckets and scored 75 percent of his attempts. The rook also chipped in 3 assists and 6 rebounds in his 35 minutes on the floor.

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Rook with the BANG

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RJ was hoping to play against his Duke teammate Zion Williamson, but the #1 overall pick didn't make the trip to Madison Square Garden due to a knee injury suffered in the preseason. Reports say that Zion is expected to miss the beginning of the regular season as well due to the injury. 

The last time Barrett and Zion met was in Summer League play when Zion first suffered a knee injury and only played a few minutes before being shut down for the remainder of the Summer League.

This game ends preseason for the Knicks. They'll be off the floor until October 23rd when they open up the regular season against the San Antonio Spurs on the road.

Mitch says RJ says pic.twitter.com/L94jwNaGKO

- NEW YORK KNICKS (@nyknicks) October 19, 2019

The post SOURCE SPORTS: Knicks Rookie RJ Barrett Drops 19 points in Preseason Loss to Pelicans appeared first on The Source.

via: https://thesource.com/2019/10/19/source-sports-knicks-rookie-rj-barrett-drops-19-points-in-preseason-loss-to-pelicans

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Gina Rodriguez has everyone looking a Latinx people with the side eye, questioning their intentions when engaging in Black culture.

cardi b isn't black and says the n word all the time & nobody says anything yal r mad inconsistent

- adanna duru (@adannaduru) October 16, 2019


How come some Hispanic people can say the N word ... and others can't ? It confuses me ! If you are gonna have outrage at Gina Rodriguez...what about Cardi B and other that get a pass ? #ginarodriguez

- YT MsDebDeb (@themsdebdeb) October 15, 2019

But Cardi b.......

Nvm, y'all ain't ready for that conversation https://t.co/0lTMQ2ThSm

- Early 90s Baby (@El_fez_) October 16, 2019

Cardi never accepted being black. She embraces black cultures in the same way culture vultures do. She acts like a bw until its time to be a bw. https://t.co/wUfG8IT7qc

- Rah (@Rachelle__023) October 16, 2019

But Cardi B, who is Domincan and Trinidadian with a Black husband and a Black child, is not having it.

How do you act like a black woman ? How do black women act ? https://t.co/IMxOAgi7s0

- iamcardib (@iamcardib) October 17, 2019

But the crazy shit is when I did videos like this people used to say are you black "but you speak Spanish so I just started saying I'm carribean cause had to always argue and then people started claiming that I don't claim my blackness.Its like it's always a L https://t.co/9zrqrXqYfP

- iamcardib (@iamcardib) October 17, 2019

READ MORE: Pras from the Fugees Doesn't Know if Gina Rodriguez is Down Enough to Say N-Word

There is a larger conversation to be had here about what is blackness? Earlier this fall, at the beginning of National Hispanic History Month, Fat Joe went on Hot 97 and told the world that he is Black.

"All the music is African: Brazilian music, Dominican Music. Spanish Drums. All the music African music." Fat Joe declared to Hot 97's Ebro. "You getting on the Afrobeat now. I been in Africa. They been doing that."

"Even in Puerto Rico when you go to Caribbean... Let's speak about Latinos not being Black," Joe said. "Latinos are Black. In Cuba, at one time, there was eight million Cubans. Five million, unfortunately, were slaves. Three million were actual Cubans, and they integrated and had babies. Same thing with Puerto Rico when you go to Loíza. And when you talk about Santeria, that came from the motherland Africa. Sometimes, Latinos may even identify themselves with African and Black culture more than Black people. This ain't no crazy thing. Fat Joe ain't on crack. He know what he talking about."

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@fatjoe makes it clear that he sees many Latinos in the Caribbean as Blacks with African Heritage... We talk #Aguanile origins & Yoruba check interview on @hot97 .com

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The post Cardi B Claps Back About Her Blackness on Twitter... #GeeThanksGina appeared first on The Source.

via: https://thesource.com/2019/10/19/cardi-b-blackness-twitter-geethanksgina

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Gina Rodriguez can't seem to keep her mouth shut. It seems like every time we look up, she is saying something offensive to Black people. Poor child, she seems to not get it. Last year, she cut Yara Shahidi off while she was talking to exert herself into a conversation of racial and gender-based discrimination (which by the way we are sure she experiences... she is Latina afterall). She also was called to the carpet for various other conversation, seeming diminishing the Black woman's struggle- as a plight that Latina women in Hollywood share- She has since apologized. Now, she is getting dragged for saying the n-word.

Why would she do that?

To be fair, she did not say the n-word. She sang it. She sang while rapping along with The Fugees 1996 hit, "Ready or Not."  Defiantly, she opted out from singing the sanctioned radio friendly version and said the unedited version with the racial derogatory epithet.

Yo Gina... nobody told you that you can't do what Lauryn does? Ms. Hill does what ever she wants!!! If she says front n-word gives her heebie geebies... they do.. and L Boogie could have said it with the hard "R," and no one would care... you can't. It is just that simple.

Well maybe it is not.

Pras from the group The Fugees told TMZ that he is not sure if Rodriguez has a pass into the culture to say the word. The producer said that there are some Latinos who have the distinct privilege to dib and dab in Black culture because they are embedded in it. Who? Pras says he gives those passes to Jennifer Lopez, Cardi B (who considers herself Afro Latina) and Fat Joe (who considers himself Afro Latino).

Check it out:


The post Pras from the Fugees Doesn't Know if Gina Rodriguez is Down Enough to Say N-Word appeared first on The Source.

via: https://thesource.com/2019/10/19/pras-fugees-gina-rodriguez

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Words by Dylan Kemp

As fans patiently wait for season four of Insecure, Issa Rae seems to be busy securing her bag in the music industry.

On Friday, the Emmy nominated actress and producer announced the launch of her record label imprint under Atlantic Records, along with a new single "Kinda Love" from Los Angeles based artist and Raedio signee, TeaMarr.

In a press release, Rae stated that "Music has always been an essential part of every project I do and working with emerging talent is a personal passion. Raedio allows me to continue that work within the music industry and audio entertainment space. The Atlantic Records team are innovators in terms of shifting and shaping culture. I'm excited to join forces with them to discover new artists."

Raedio also provides music services for HBO's A Black Lady Sketch Show

Beyond excited to present the first amazingly talented artist from my new label, @TheRaedio, TeaMarrr (@ImalilTcup)! https://t.co/DcPqanQu15 pic.twitter.com/gF0SKbtJXj

— Issa Rae (@IssaRae) October 18, 2019

The post Issa Rae Launches Record Label "Raedio" With Atlantic Records appeared first on The Source.

via: https://thesource.com/2019/10/19/issa-rae-label-raedio

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Words by Dylan Kemp

On Thursday, the United States Court of Appeals backed the decision of the Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division to deny The Game's appeal for a retrial from his 2015 sexual battery lawsuit. This means the Compton emcee will have to pay $7.1 million in damages after all.

In 2015, a lawsuit was filed against The Game by VH1 reality show, Shes Got Game, contestant Priscilla Rainey. She claimed that off air, The Game, whose legal name is Jayceon Taylor, had gotten high and "forcefully reached his hand inside her dress to rub her bare vagina and buttocks". Rainey originally sued Taylor, for $10 million but in 2016, a jury resolved that Taylor pay $7.1 million to Rainey in damages.

Taylor had been uncooperative during the trial, having not responded to Rainey's lawsuit and losing the case because of his failure to come to court. In 2018, a warrant was put out for his arrest for failing to turn over financial documents in relation to the case. However, Taylor was able to avoid jail time by turning in the documents.

In July, it was reported that the judge presiding over the case ruled that Rainey could seize all of Taylor's royalties until the $7 million was paid off. This comes after he had been trying to avoid paying Rainey the $7 million, she had won in damages. This includes any money from his record label as well.

The post The Game to Pay $7 Million to Sexual Assault Victim appeared first on The Source.

via: https://thesource.com/2019/10/19/the-game-7-million-sexual-assault-victim

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Who could have known that after being arrested by the feds, facing life in prison for federal racketeering and weapons charges, and snitching on his entire crew, Tekashi 6ix9ine would be getting a docuseries on Showtime?

On October 17th, Showtime announced that they would be collaborating with Rolling Stone to produce the three-part docuseries. The series would be based on journalist Stephen Witt's in depth 2019 Rolling Stone article "Tekashi 6ix9ine: The Rise and Fall of a Hip Hop Supervillain".

According to a press release, the docuseries "will trace how a New York City deli clerk named Daniel Hernandez exploded into Tekashi 6ix9ine, the tattooed face of Gen Z and hip hop's prince of trolls"

Vinnie Malhotra, Executive Vice President of Non-Fiction programming at Showtime, stated that "Beyond becoming one of the most notorious hip hop artists of this generation, his story speaks volumes of the impact of social media and manufactured celebrity in our society. We're thrilled to be partnering with such heavy hitters in the world of music and documentary to bring SuperVillain to life."

The docuseries will be produced by Rolling Stone, Lightbox and Imagine Documentaries. Imagine co-founder Brian Grazer it set to serve as an executive producer.

News of the New York rapper's docuseries comes about a week after 6ix9ine reportedly received a two-album record deal worth $10 million from Elliot Grange ran label, 10k Projects.

6ix9ine is currently awaiting sentencing for federal racketeering and weapons charges after accepting a plea deal in February 2019. About a month ago, 6ix9ine was the butt of internet jokes and was labeled a snitch after he testified against the Nine Trey Bloods gang in exchange for a shorter jail sentence.








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via: https://thesource.com/2019/10/19/tekashi-docuseries-supervillian-showtime

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When you think of P-Funk, you probably think about your parents (or grandparents). The sound that sculpted out groove and fantasy translated through music made itself popular in the 70s and 80s, but has lived on through Hip-Hop from the 90s until now. With that said, the Father of The Funk, George Clinton could quite arguably one of the most important voices still alive in popular music. That would not be hype. That would not be exaggeration. It would simply be the truth. In fact, veteran rapper Snoop Dogg said that his influence on his life has been immeasurable, and that there is a direct correlation between his name and Clinton's hit song "Atomic Dog!"

So it is no surprise that the Grammy organization would tap him and his partner Bootsy Collins, Sheila E. and other dynamic artists to perform in the "Grammy Salute to Music Legends" airing as part of PBS' "Great Performances" series Friday, Oct. 18 at 9 p.m. on PBS. During the show, the Academy will spotlight its 2019 Special Merit Awards recipients.

Clinton his group Parliament-Funkadelic will be honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award. Other honorees are Black Sabbath, Billy Eckstine, Donny Hathaway, Julio Iglesias, Sam & Dave, and Dionne Warwick.

Lou Adler, Nickolas Ashford & Valerie Simpson, and Johnny Mandel are Trustees Award honorees; and Saul Walker is the Technical Grammy Award recipient. Also being honored is Jeffery Redding, this year's recipient of the Music Educator Award, which is presented by the Recording Academy and Grammy Museum.

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via: https://thesource.com/2019/10/18/george-clinton-to-be-honored-by-the-grammys-with-lifetime-achievement-award

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One could say that this year has been an epic year for women in Hip-Hop. After years of hyper-masculinity, 2019 had so many female voices have emerged, and HoodCelebrityy joins the chorus.

Recently, the femcee dropper her new five-track EP, You Know The Vibez and video for it's lead single "Bum Pon It."

What makes her style super fly is that it successfully combines trap, dancehall and straight up Hip-Hop. This album captures all of that and more: Songs like "Bad Gyal Ting, " "A Daughter's Cry, " and "Bum Pon It" will further secure her on your playlists.

And the fans love her. When she dropped in 2017, she achieved over 50 million streams on her song, "Walking Trophy." She has collaborated with Fabolous and Trey Songz, Machel Montano, Vybz Kartel, and French Montana. However, she does not only rock with the guys, she has worked with singer/ rapper Estelle and the icon herself, Lil Kim. Over the summer, she performed at the SOURCE360 Conference and Festival Block Party on the newly dubbed Christopher Wallace Way, and the crowd went nutso.

Check out her new video and see if you agree, shorty is up next!

The post HERSOURCE: HoodCelebrityy Drops New EP & Visual for Song, "Bum Pon It" appeared first on The Source.

via: https://thesource.com/2019/10/18/hoodcelebrityy-new-video

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With a few democratic presidential debates under his belt, Sen. Cory Booker is no stranger to the hot seat. But that does not mean he was prepared for being questioned about proposing to Rosario Dawson.

Sen. Booker made a visit to Ari Shapiro of NPR for a series titled Off Script when he was asked by a voter "You're pretty handsome man and I don't think it's going to get better than Rosario. So when are you proposing?"

"I can't announce something like that. She would be mad at me. That would be her saying no," Booker replied. "Oh you come up with a proposal to me on NPR. For crying out loud.

"I would, I would, I would I will if should I ever get to that point."

Earlier in his candidacy, news broke about a romance between the two. Recently Dawson received questions that asked if Booker would be able to break the campaign trail to visit her during a red carpet premiere, but detailed she was understanding if he did not.

"I will try to embarrass her and put her on the spot. But I'm not making any...I'm very happily happy where I am right now," Booker added.

You can see the question at the 3:08 mark of the video below.

The post [WATCH] Cory Booker Responds to a Question about Proposing to Rosario Dawson appeared first on The Source.

via: https://thesource.com/2019/10/18/cory-booker-proposing-to-rosario-dawson

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