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|Thurs, July 9, 2020 at 1:39 PM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
NBA players are slowly but surely making their way to the NBA Bubble City in Orlando, Florida, and so far, there have been some pretty mixed reviews. Not every player is happy with their living quarters, although that's par for the course when you consider how the players are forced to socially distance as to not get infected with the virus. It remains to be seen how this entire bubble city experiment is going to go down, although Clippers players like Lou Williams and Patrick Beverley are already making the most of their experience.
Both players took to their social media pages to show off what their hotel rooms looked like. As you can imagine, these rooms aren't very big although the players came prepared. In the video below, Beverley reveals that he has a PlayStation 4 in the room and that he has all of the snacks you would ever need. Meanwhile, Williams brought quite a bit of goodies as well, revealing a plethora of snacks in his kitchen area.
Based on these clips, it's clear that both players are taking a college dorm approach to their quarantine life, and you can't help but feel reminiscent of it all. It remains to be seen how long it will take before both players are sick of what their surroundings, although hopefully it never gets to that point.
|Thurs, July 9, 2020 at 1:14 PM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
While Kanye West is currently trying to get elected as President of the United States, he still has some shoes coming out through his ultra-popular Adidas Yeezy brand. This shouldn't come as too much of a surprise to all of you. Of course, the Yeezy brand has made him into a billionaire which would ultimately afford him the capital to run a Presidential campaign. Either way, it's clear the Presidential campaign is a publicity stunt, while his sneakers most certainly are not.
The latest Yeezy shoe to get a release date is the Adidas Yeezy Boost 700 MNVN in the "Bone" colorway. As you can see from the images below, the shoe has a beige and black aesthetic, all while a 3M "700" is written on the side. Overall, it's a continuation of Kanye's infamous dad shoe aesthetic that he started with the OG "Wave Runner" 700, back in 2017.
If you are planning on buying these, you will be able to do so as of this Saturday, July 11th, for $220 USD. If you are trying to buy these for the kids in your life, kids and infant pairs will be dropping for $160 and $140, each.
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|Thurs, July 9, 2020 at 12:52 PM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
These past couple of weeks have been busy for the NFL, especially in relation to the team in Washington. Owner Dan Snyder has been receiving pressure to change the name for years, and now, he is finally going to consider it. Yes, that's right, after years of hubris and claims of never wanting to change the name, it looks like Snyder is finally going to pull the plug on one of the most racist names in the history of sports.
While his efforts will surely go a long way, Max Kellerman of ESPN's First Take doesn't think it's enough. In fact, Kellerman wants Snyder to straight-up apologize for the damage he has caused over the years. Kellerman went on to lace into Snyder, noting that it is an absolute "disgrace" that the name was allowed to be used for so long and that it remains incredibly racist.
Kellerman's sentiments here were certainly strongly-worded although his words are consistent with some of the other takes he has had on racism, in the past. Kellerman's co-host Stephen A. Smith has also been vocal against the Washington team name and reported last week that the name change was effectively a done deal.
Stay tuned for updates on this developing story as we will be sure to bring them to you.
|Thurs, July 9, 2020 at 12:42 PM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
In a new interview, SZA said that she doesn't want to be referred to as the Queen of R&B... so it's a good thing that the world seems to agree with her that she shouldn't hold that title.
The TDE songstress recently linked up with Wonderland Magazine where she offered an update on how her music is perceived, speaking on how she doesn't want to boxed into one genre. Stating that she has been called the "Queen of R&B" by some folks in the past, SZA claimed that she doesn't necessarily agree with the title.
"I spent too much time growing up on just as much Imogen Heap, and listening to Comfort Eagle by Cake and vibing for people to call me a ‘queen of R&B,'" said the singer. "Why can’t I just be a queen, period?"
Cindy Ord/Getty ImagesMake no mistake; SZA is absolutely a queen. But people are getting at her for referring to herself as the Queen of R&B.
"Who called her that," asked one fan. "SZA the queen of what, now?" questioned another.
She's not exactly being canceled for the comment but people are having fun with her, laughing at the remark and wondering who has been flattering her so much.
Read the interview here.
|Thurs, July 9, 2020 at 12:27 PM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
Earlier today, we reported that Pop Smoke's alleged killers had been arrested Thursday morning, by the LAPD. Pop Smoke was killed at his Los Angeles residence back on February 19th, and it appeared as though the police had hit a bit of snag in their investigation. Regardless, they were able to issue five arrest warrants to three adults and two underage people.
Today, LAPD Captain Jon Tippet spoke to the press about these arrests and he seems to be quite confident in the fact that they have arrested the right people. As he explained in the press conference, the five people in question didn't know Pop Smoke personally. Instead, the police believe they found his address thanks to an accidental post on the rapper's Facebook story, which revealed the address.
The address theory was one that was floated around heavily when news first broke that Pop Smoke had been killed. Throughout the hours leading up to his death, the artist had been posting gift bags to his social media and could also be seen showing off some of the money he had acquired. It is believed the alleged killers saw the address and plotted a robbery.
Stay tuned for updates on this situation as we will be sure to bring them to you.
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|Thurs, July 9, 2020 at 12:20 PM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
There are finally some updates in the murder investigation following Pop Smoke's death.
The Brooklyn rapper was tragically killed several months ago in Los Angeles. There was much speculation about the circumstances surrounding his murder because, until today, there had been virtually no updates in the case. Finally, it was revealed that five people -- two minors and three adults -- were arrested in connection to the crime.
As it is presumed that the suspected killers found Pop's address online after he accidentally shared a video containing his coordinates, PnB Rock is claiming that the rapper actually fired return shots before he was fatally struck.
"N***as don't even know the whole story," said PnB Rock on Instagram Live. "My man Pop Smoke popped one of them n***as in the crib. N***as tried to run down and got gunned down. Your man caught one of them n***as. You feel me? That's heavy to me."
It's unclear if PnB Rock got this information from somebody on Pop's team or if this is just something he heard.
Pascal Le Segretain/Getty ImagesAs the investigation continues, we will likely receive more information about what actually happened at the scene of Pop Smoke's death. In the meantime, listen to his debut album Shoot For The Stars, Aim For The Moon here. Rest in peace, Pop Smoke.
|Thurs, July 9, 2020 at 12:07 PM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers have as good of a chance as anyone to win the NBA title in Orlando. Numerous teams are on their way to the bubble city, with some players already hunkered down in their hotel. It's about to be a grueling experience for everyone involved, although it's a necessary evil in order to continue the season.
While most teams have already arrived, today was the day the Lakers got to travel to their new home for potentially four months. With this in mind, LeBron had to say goodbye to his wife and kids, who he probably won't get to see for a while. It's a sad state of affairs and evidently, it wasn't easy for James to have to leave his home. In fact, he compared the situation to having to leave for a stint in prison.
"Just left the crib to head to the bubble. Shit felt like I’m headed to do a bid man! Fr. Hated to leave the #JamesGang," LeBron wrote.
This is surely going to be a reality that many players will have to overcome, especially if they have families. The isolation is never good for your mental health, and hopefully, the league will provide ways for the players to keep in contact with their loved ones. Perhaps they may even ease the restrictions as the league delves deep into the playoffs.
|Thurs, July 9, 2020 at 12:01 PM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
YG is no stranger to sending political messages in his music. We're talking about a man who caught Donald Trump's attention with his song "FDT," of which the chorus curses out the President. Recently, the 30-year-old rapper has ramped it up a little, organizing a massive protest with the Black Lives Matter organization in Los Angeles and breaking attendance records for it. He even filmed his video for "FTP (Fuck The Police)" at the gathering.
Many have been wondering what YG would be doing next. He just revealed his cards, sending another message with the cover artwork for his new single.
"SWAG out on all platforms 9pm westside," wrote YG on Instagram.
Dressing up as Colin Kaepernick and kneeling on the cover in front of two cheerleaders, the Compton native is once again speaking volumes with his music. He stays decked out in a 49ers uniform, which was the last team that Kaep played for before effectively being black-listed by the league for his peaceful protests.
The song is set to release at midnight in all markets. Or, if you're on the West Coast, keep your eyes on all streaming platforms at 9 PM.
Cassidy Sparrow/Getty ImagesAre you going to be checking this one out?
|Thurs, July 9, 2020 at 11:46 AM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
Valee is an interesting character, contributing to Chicago's roster of talented artists shaping the sound of the city. While Chi-City loves to focus on bars, wordplay, and a more mature sound, Valee fits somewhere in between all of that. He always tries to push the genre forward while still placing emphasis on his lyricism.
The 31-year-old has had a few standout appearances over the years, making a name for himself and showing off some of the most versatile flows in the game. He continues his run with a brand new four-pack, which was made as a collaboration with producer Taedakidd.
Featuring just under a handful of new songs, Valee raps in his effortless manner, coming through with some infectious punchlines and shining over Tae's production.
Listen to the new EP below and let us know your favorite song.
|Thurs, July 9, 2020 at 11:34 AM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
Lil Skies is one of the most consistent rappers in the game but, for some reason, he hasn't been able to gain the traction he needs to become a superstar. Still, he's always creeping in the shadows, ready to strike when the flame is hot.
With two tracks releasing recently from the Fast 9 soundtrack from Youngboy Never Broke Again and Lil Baby and Tory Lanez and Kevin Gates respectively, Lil Skies has just chimed in with some more new music.
"Red & Yellow" is the latest track to drop from the highly-anticipated film sequel, following up his new singles "Riot" and "Fidget."
As always, he crafts some solid melodies and stunts sharp delivery, flexing in the chorus with clever wordplay.
Listen to the new song below.
Flooded my wrist with ice, knockout first round like Mike
The leeches suck me dry, just like a parasite
I'm at the mountain view, they tryna reach my height
My trap phone jumpin', I don't need no satellite