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|Sun, May 26, 2019 at 4:49 PM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
After issuing a hefty share of teasers, Collie Budz has returned with his third full-length offering, Hybrid, tapping on names such as Russ, Tech N9ne, Dizzy Wright, Stonebwoy and more for an effort that seamlessly melds the realms of Reggae, Trap, and Afrobeats for Buddz's most textured delivery to date.
Even with this exploration of sound, Colie Buddz is successful at crafting a cohesive body of work that places the Reggae artist at an interesting intersection that broadens listeners' scope while solidifying his artistry in the process. This time around, you'll find Collie going for 10 tracks, matching off with his contemporaries. Highlighted selections include the Tech N9ne-assisted "Everything Blessed" and the solo "Show Love."
|Sun, May 26, 2019 at 3:54 PM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
Madison Beer's set at the Napa Valley BottleRock Festival came to a brief halt when a gun scare caused the singer to hold off on her performance.
The singer was running through a cover of Radiohead's "Creep" during her set at the festival when screams began to come from the crowd. Beer soon walked over to the side of stage asking stage handlers to pay attention and wanting to know what was going on.
In clips currently circulating, a man in a green coat is seen standing alone by the stage. Witnesses believed that the man had a gun at the time. It was soon discovered that the man was unarmed. However, he was soon escorted out by police.
"There was a minor disturbance at the Bai Stage during the Napa Valley BottleRock concert on Saturday," the Napa PD tells Us Weekly. "There was a disturbance, at 5:45 pm, but no weapon was involved and no one was injured. The man who caused the disturbance was removed from the grounds, there was no threat to the community."
Beer's mother, Tracie would soon take to Instagram to upload a post in which she unraveled her emotions surrounding the disturbance, touching on the unsettling feeling of fearing for her daughter's life while offering her support to members who were present at the time.
|Sun, May 26, 2019 at 3:28 PM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
Following Nipsey Hussle's death the saying that "The Marathon Continues" has functioned as a rallying cry for maintaining the Crenshaw rapper's legacy and doubling as an impetus to follow the example he laid during his lifetime.
In the same spirit of preserving such a legacy, it appears the members of the Crips street gang that Nip was affiliated with are looking to make "The Marathon continues" an official trademark in order to use the profits from such a move to continue the community work that Nipsey began.
It was on May 16th that Crips LLC filed a trademark with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. In the filing the organization outlines plans to make use of the trademark to generate revenue through "conducting youth sports programs; Concert booking; Developing educational manuals for others in the field of community organizing, gang prevention, gang intervention; Direction of making radio or television programs; Entertainment in the nature of boxing contests; Entertainment services in the nature of an ongoing reality-based television program; Entertainment services in the nature of development, creation, production, distribution, and post-production of documentaries and films"
US Patent & Trademark OfficeThe Crips LLC along with the Bloods LLC were first formed in 2018 as a means of "rebranding of the organizations under the holding companies, and a refocused energy on the communities in South L.A."
Famously, Killer Mike challenged both companies to create their own brand of soda during one of his episode of Trigger Warning on Netflix. If this new filing proves to be successful, it will certainly maintain the spirit of enterprise that Nipsey championed during his lifetime.
|Sun, May 26, 2019 at 3:03 PM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
The Raptors made franchise history Saturday night when they took home the Eastern Conference championship, making it the first time they will ever head to the NBA Finals.
Drake has easily secured his slot as the squad's most influential fan and his celebratory activities have not come to a close yet. In his most recent moment of trolling, the Canadian superstar snapped a selfie rocking a the Raptors' championship cap and deviously tagging Gucci Mane in the photo.
It's a low blow considering Gucci Mane's documented love for the Milwaukee Bucks, who were eliminated from the running after Saturday's win.
Naturally, it's all fun and game between the pals who linked up after Game 3 when Gucci was able to make his way to Scotiabank Arena to watch the series unfold.
Ultimately, a score of 100-94 on Saturday is what pushed the Raptors to their victory, avoiding the seventh game in the series, and bringing an end to the Bucks' run after boasting the strongest record of the regular season.
Next up, the Raptors will face off with the Golden State Warriors in Game 1of the NBA Finals on Thursday, May 30th.
|Sun, May 26, 2019 at 2:36 PM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
Veteran DJ Moby's memoir Then It Fell Apart has been earning the music maker a new place in headlines. First he grabbed attention with the claim that he dated Natalie Portman, an account refuted by the actress who describes Moby as a "creepy older man." In the same memoir, Moby also revealed another interesting talking point when he detailed the time that OutKast's Andre 3000 turned down a collaboration.
Pitchfork details an excerpt in which 3 Stacks and Moby linked up at the 2002 MTV Video Music Awards. According to Moby, he approached Andre and attempted to hug him. 3000 "quickly stepped backward," and when Moby inquired about the two possibly collaborating, the southern pioneer allegedly replied, "Moby, you know I like you, but just too many people are hating on you right now."
Tommaso Boddi/Getty ImagesYou'll recall that the 2002 VMAs was the same setting in which Eminem infamously denounced the DJ during an acceptance speech.
In Portman's case, she denied Moby's claims in an interview with Harper's Bazaar, explaining that shewas a teenager during the time that she'd known him: "I was surprised to hear that he characterized the very short time that I knew him as dating because my recollection is a much older man being creepy with me when I just had graduated high school."
As for 3 Stacks, it's unlikely that we'll get any statement from the rather reclusive figure.
|Sun, May 26, 2019 at 1:12 PM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
Miley Cyrus surprised fans when she debuted three new songs during her set at Radio 1's Big Weekend in England, performing "Mother's Daughter," "Cattitude," and "Dream."
It was in the track "Cattitude" that the singer is heard mentioning Cardi B and Nicki Minaj's feud with the lyrics, "I love you Nicki, but I listen to Cardi."
While the lyrics make a clear line toward the brewing beef tat Nicki and Cardi have endured, it also holds weight in underscoring Cyrus' own shaky relationship with Nicki Minaj.
It was in 2015 that things waded into choppy waters for both women when Nicki Minaj criticized the MTV VMAs for snubbing "Anaconda" for a Video Of The Year nomination.
"If your video celebrates women with very slim bodies, you will be nominated for vid of the year," Nicki wrote on Twitter. "I’m not always confident. Just tired. Black women influence pop culture so much, but are rarely rewarded for it."
Shortly after, Cyrus, who would be hosting the show that year, critiqued Minaj's approach in an interview with the New York Times: "If you do things with an open heart and you come at things with love, you would be heard and I would respect your statement. But I don’t respect your statement because of the anger that came with it. And it’s not anger like, ‘Guys, I’m frustrated about some things that are a bigger issue.’ You made it about you. Not to sound like a bitch, but that’s like, ‘Eh, I didn’t get my VMA.’”
This would spark the infamous "Miley, what's good?" moment when Nicki Minaj gave a speech at the award show after "Anaconda" ultimately won Hip-Hop Video Of the Year.