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Jay-Z Calls Chris Martin A “Modern Day Shakespeare”

Jay-Z Calls Chris Martin A “Modern Day Shakespeare”
  » by Omar Mazariego Aug 2 2017, 3:20pm Share This Tweet This Email This Is Jay-Z breaking Biggie’s 4th Crack Commandment? In a recent interview with UK’s Metro News the Hip-Hop mogul called Coldplay’s Chris Martin a “modern day Shakespeare.”Wait, what?! Far be it for us to judge anyone based on their musical preference but comparing a man to a poet that many regard as the greatest writer in the English language seems a little much.We probably shouldn’t be too surprised though as Jigga and Martin have been kicking it for more than a decade now.Said Hova, “We are good friends — but what I got to say has nothing to do with our friendship… I have been in the industry long enough to know when I’m in the presence of a genius… and Chris Martin is just that… In years to come, Britain will look back at him as a modern day Shakespeare.”That’s......
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#ReclaimingMyTime: The Funniest Congresswoman Maxine Water Memes

#ReclaimingMyTime: The Funniest Congresswoman Maxine Water Memes
Congresswoman Maxine Waters is a national treasure, capturing the hearts of the social media generation with her digs at President Donald Trump and ousted Fox News host Bill O’Reilly. Auntie Maxine, as she’s affectionately called, has once again given the Internets life with her “reclaiming my time” quip getting flipped into a hilarious set of memes.Waters spoke during a House Financial Services Committee hearing last Thursday (July 27) when she pointed a line of questioning towards Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin. When Mnuchin attempted to gloss over the California politician’s pointed question about the receipt of a memo, she used the “reclaiming my time” phrase to interrupt as she’s allowed to do under congressional rules.The phrase has become something of a mantra and a moment for those in social media and beyond. We’ve posted the best we could find below and on the following pages. There’s even a gospel song remix of the phrase that’s picking up steam.RECLAIM......
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#AffirmativeAction: Twitter Reacts To DOJ’s Plans To Sue Over College Admission Policy

#AffirmativeAction: Twitter Reacts To DOJ’s Plans To Sue Over College Admission Policy
Affirmative action, a set of policies that came into view under the presidency of John F. Kennedy, in recent times has come under attack by opponents of the practice who call it a form of reverse racism. While the related policies were enacted to provide a fair opportunity to all, the Justice Department is gathering itself to launch a lawsuit based on how colleges admit students due to race.The New York Times obtained a document showing that Justice Department officials are shifting office resources to take aim at universities over their affirmative action policy in order to determine if they withheld white students from enjoying the same admission opportunity.The Times writes:The document, an internal announcement to the civil rights division, seeks current lawyers interested in working for a new project on “investigations and possible litigation related to intentional race-based discrimination in college and university admissions.”The announcement suggests that the project will be run out of......
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Friend Or Foe?: Jay-Z & Kanye West Doc ‘Public Enemies’ [VIDEO]

Friend Or Foe?: Jay-Z & Kanye West Doc ‘Public Enemies’ [VIDEO]
The rift between Jay-Z and Kanye West has been growing for years, with the latter blasting Hova from the stage, and the former returning fire on his new album, 4:44. A documentary about their feud is airing on Monday, July 31, across the pond. Titled Public Enemies: Jay-Z vs. Kanye, the doc is being touted as “revealing the story behind Jay-Z and Kanye West’s spectacular rise, their creative partnership and their colossal falling out” via  “unseen footage and exclusive interviews.”Some of those interviews are with DJ Clark Kent and Just Blaze.We’ll find out Monday, or whenever the broadcast hits the Internets, if there is any new intel on their well-documented fallout.Watch the trailer for Public Enemies: Jay-Z vs. Kanye, which will air on Channel 4 in the UK, below.UPDATE (August 2): Watch the full documentary below.  —Photo: WENN.com Comments: 0 Tags: kanye west, jay-z Views: 752 Share This Tweet This Email This More Stories From Hip-Hop Wired Leave a Comment Original linkOrigin......
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LHHATL Star KK Addresses Those Crackhead Rumors

LHHATL Star KK Addresses Those Crackhead Rumors
  » by Omar Mazariego Aug 2 2017, 12:06pm Share This Tweet This Email This Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta cast member Karen King a.k.a. KK found herself rocking them police issued bracelets earlier this week for allegedly missing a few car payments for her Maserati.Social media immediately began the crack slander once her mugshot hit the web. Because of that, KK felt the need to address the rumors in a video posted on TMZ where she states, “I’m not on crack! That’s how a b*tch hair look when it braid down for a weave…”Well, that’s reassuring.This isn’t the first run-in that King has had with the law as she is in court for a separate issue when deputies were told she had outstanding warrants related to her automobile.Life comes at you fast, bruh. Peep the video below.—Photo: TMZ/Fulton County PD Comments: 0 Tags: love and hip hop atlanta, karen king Share This T......
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Kanye West Sues Insurance Company Lloyd’s Of London For $10 Million

Kanye West Sues Insurance Company Lloyd’s Of London For $10 Million
Kanye West made headlines last year with the cancellation of his Saint Pablo tour and entering a California treatment center for an alleged number of health-related reasons. The Chicago superstar has filed a lawsuit against insurance specialists Lloyd’s of London for not covering West’s lost expenses, with the company placing the blame on the rapper over his marijuana use.TMZ reports:According to docs, Very Good Touring filed a claim with Lloyd’s back in November. You’ll recall Kanye pulled the plug on his remaining tour dates after spending 8 days at UCLA Medical Center in late November.In the docs, Kanye’s co. says it had a policy with Lloyd’s to cover cancellation or non-appearance fees. However, Lloyd’s has yet to fork over a dime and, according to the suit … suggests it might not ever, because it suspects Kanye’s marijuana use caused his breakdown.Very Good Touring says Lloyd’s has no proof to back up its weed theory, and......
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J. Cole & The Dreamville Team Visited With San Quentin State Prison Inmates

J. Cole & The Dreamville Team Visited With San Quentin State Prison Inmates
J. Cole has addressed the issue of mass incarceration and the prison industrial complex in his music and even doing so while in his 4 Your Eyez Only tour wearing mock prison garb. The North Carolina star and members of his Dreamville team made a recent visit to San Quentin State Prison in California to visit with inmates who will never see the other side of the wall again.Cole, Dreamville President Ibrahim “Ib” Hamad, and Dreamville’s Art Direction and Graphic Design chief Felton Brown posted photos to their respective social media accounts to capture the experience. It isn’t readily clear when this visit took place, but both Hamad and Brown posted their photos to Instagram on Tuesday (July 1).“We got the opportunity to spend the day at San Quentin State Prison talking and meeting inmates who will never see the outside again. That experience was a life changing experience and wish I had the ability to p......
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André 3000 Featured In New Tretorn Campaign [Photos]

André 3000 Featured In New Tretorn Campaign [Photos]
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Tretorn is a sneaker brand familiar to the fashion forward. More people will surely become hip to the game as André 3000 is the face of its Fall 2017 global advertising campaign.

3 Stacks is on the board to represent for the 50th anniversary of Tretorn’s Nylite model.

“Tretorn’’s Nylites are a true classic that have been a staple in my shoe rotation since I was a kid,” said Benjamin, via a press statement. “It’s great to celebrate the brand’s heritage for their 50th anniversary campaign.”

Check out photos from the campaign—the OutKast rapper is the headliner of the Nylite50 artist series—below and on the flip. You can cop a pair of Nylites right here.


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Tupac’s Old California Home Up For Sale [Photos]

Tupac’s Old California Home Up For Sale [Photos]
  » by Omar Mazariego Aug 2 2017, 9:36am Share This Tweet This Email This Anyone looking to own a piece of Hip-Hop history is being given the opportunity to do so right now as Tupac Shakur’s old California estate is being put back on the market.The New York Post reports that the All Eyez On Me rapper’s Woodland Hill, CA residence has been put up for sale to the tune of $2,659,000.The house is the very one that Pac moved into in 1995 after Suge Knight posted his bail and signed him to Death Row Records. Unfortunately for Pac he never really owned the property (you know Suge did him dirty with his royalties) but the same can’t be said for Limp Bizkit’s DJ Lethal who purchased the property before selling it to it’s current owners in 2003.The six-bedroom, five-bathroom crib comes decked with a wood-mantled fireplace, three walk-in closets, and a bi......
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French Montana & Swae Lee Perform “Unforgettable” On The Tonight Show

French Montana & Swae Lee Perform “Unforgettable” On The Tonight Show

French Montana has another massive hit on his hands with “Unforgettable.” Last night (Aug. 1), Montana and Swae Lee of Rae Sremmurd performed the song on The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon. 

Yep, the Triplets Ghetto Kids from the video, and Uganda, were also on the stage.

No slander for French since he is building a medical facility in Uganda. The Bronx rapper’s new album, Jungle Rules, is in stores now.

Watch the performance below.

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Lil B Says James Harden Still Cursed, Thinks Klay Thompson Is NBA MVP

  » by Lance Strong May 6 2017, 1:08pm Share This Tweet This Email This Lil B has a gift for keeping himself in the news and this time the so-called “Based God” is wedged deeply in the NBA’s MVP conversation. The Bay Area rapper that people either love or hate says that his “Based God” curse is still on for Houston Rockets star James Harden, but he’s lifted it from former foe Kevin Durant.In an interview with The Undefeated, Lil Boss explained that his two-year beef with Harden is still on and can hurt the Rockets All-Star’s chances in nabbing the NBA’s top individual award. The whole row began after Harden began doing the “cooking dance” after making a basket and Lil B caught wind of it. When Harden didn’t give Lil B his props, the curse was on.From The Undefeated:What was the exact turning point that swayed The Based God to curse Harde......
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Migos ft. Gucci Mane “Slippery,” Lil Yachty “Bring It Back” & More | Daily Visuals 5.5.17

  » by Omar Mazariego May 5 2017, 6:48pm Share This Tweet This Email This Migos and Gucci Mane are on top of the world right now and when you’re on top you go to the South to celebrate.The visuals to “Slippery” finds the foursome going to Miami where they cool down with the help of some young women at a pool party and some drop top whips that come equipped with… wait for it… more attractive young women.While Gucci and Migos get their grown men on, Lil Yachty recreates a high school prom for his clip to “Bring It Back” and gives Joe Budden more reason to hate on his happy self.Check out the rest of today’s releases including work from David Guetta featuring Nicki Minaj & Lil Wayne, Belly, and more.MIGOS FT. GUCCI MANE – “SLIPPERY”LIL YACHTY – “BRING IT BACK”DAVID GUETTA FT. NICKI MINAJ & LIL WAYNE – “LIGHT MY BODY UP”TEE GRIZZL......
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WATCH: Amber Rose Rides Shotgun In Future’s “Mask Off” Video

 

Amber Rose done finagled her way into a Future video. The Atlanta rapper drops a dark visual for his anthem “Mask Off,” and Rose is riding shotgun in the whip. 

As for the clip, Future is driving around a city that looks straight out of one of those The Purge flicks. No chorus of flute players, though?

Watch the Colin-Tilley directed video for “Mask Off” below.

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WATCH: T.I.’s Us Or Else: Letter To The System [VIDEO]

  » by Omar Mazariego May 5 2017, 12:37pm Share This Tweet This Email This Following in the footsteps of Tupac Shakur before him, T.I. has taken to politics after seeing the effect it has on the community and is using his rap star status to bring social consciousness to his fans and the Hip-Hop culture. And with the way things are unfolding under the current Trump administration, it’s just what the game needs.Just last week BET premiered T.I.’s politically charged short-film, Us or Else: Letter To The System. The short special was basically the visual manifestation of his social-political themed EP of the same title that dropped late last year.Taking on a few roles in the short, T.I. paints a picture that details just how police brutality touches different sectors of the community before ultimately leading to a Black Lives Matter protest. And no, a can of Pepsi was nowhere to be found.Check out the short b......
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Playground Basketball Legend Fly Williams Busted For Running $20M Heroin Ring

 James “Fly” Williams, a former professional basketball player and streetball legend, was arrested for his role in a $2o million heroin ring in Brooklyn. Williams was one of 18 people arrested in the sting and had his own troubles with drugs while also serving as a mentor for youth in the area.DNAInfo.com reports:Williams, 65, who played for the Denver Nuggets in the defunct American Basketball Association, led the crew, including his son, selling millions of heroin packets over the last year in Brownsville, Bushwick, Flatbush and Fort Greene, according to officials.“What makes his alleged conduct even more unfortunate is that Fly Williams had his own well-documented battles with addiction,” acting Brooklyn DA Eric Gonzalez said during a press conference.Williams had mentored young people at the Brownsville Recreation Center while operating the drug ring.“With his influence on young people to run such a substantial narcotics operation is truly sad and reprehensible,” Gonzalez said......
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Former BET EVP Accuses BET And Stephen Hill Of Sexual Discrimination

  » by Patrice Nelson May 5 2017, 10:58am Share This Tweet This Email This Former BET head Zola Mashariki has filed a discrimination lawsuit against the company and recently ousted executive Stephen Hill.Page Six reports that Mashariki filed a discrimination lawsuit in the state of California.In it she alleges:The Company fosters a good old boys’ club atmosphere and mentality that are hostile to women and their advancement. This misogynistic culture, which marginalizes, demeans, and undervalues women, begins at the top of the corporate structure.Hill, who resigned from BET in March is also named in the lawsuit. Mashariki, who served as the EVP and head of original programming, also reportedly resigned. But, in the lawsuit she claims she was still under contract and on medical leave after being diagnosed with breast cancer. She planned on returning in April.“When Ms. Mashariki was at her weakest moment, Viacom, BET, and Defendant Hill escalated their retaliat......
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Funkmaster Flex Says Biggie Would Still Be Alive If Tupac Didn’t Lie About 1994 Shooting

  » by Patrice Nelson May 5 2017, 10:17am Share This Tweet This Email This Funkmaster Flex clarified his statements about Tupac Shakur’s 1994 shooting, and also insisted that Biggie would still be alive if he told the “truth.”Flex caught hell for seemingly talking down on the dead when he said that Tupac actually shot himself by mistake in the infamous 1994 Quad Studios attack. But days later, Flex returned to Instagram Live to clarify his statements and make new ones as well.Among the many who criticized his rants as T.I., who accused him of breaking the G-code. To that Flex responded, “I’m going to keep it the g-code right T.I. because g-code is the word that you used. When you’re carrying a pistol on you and you’re a celebrity, you know you have a problem with somebody which is none of our business, but they [were] friends. He [Tupac]  said on the news that B......
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Tiny Shares Reason Why Divorce From T.I. Has Been Slow Going [VIDEO]

 The ongoing saga that is the public divorce happenings between Tip “T.I.” Harris and Tameka “Tiny” Harris has been playing out slowly for those outside of the marriage. While speculation over the split has been rampant, Tiny explained from her side why she’s seeking to end the union.On an upcoming episode of T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle, the divorce situation appears to be very real although trying to get T.I. served has been difficult for Mrs. Harris. On the show, she explains to her daughter, Zonnique, that rumors of the divorce being called off are not true and that she’s been having difficulty serving her husband with papers to appear before a judge.“Well, first of all, I’m not finna find out where he’s at and then just like sick ’em on him,” she said to Zonnique. “I just think that’s not cool.”The episode airs this coming Monday (Mar. 8) on VH1 at 10:00 p.m. ET.—Phot......
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Kodak Black Sentenced To 1 Year In Prison, Could Be Released In A Month

Kodak Black Kodak Black has been sentenced to a year in prison for a parole violation. However, under the right circumstances the rapper could be released in about a month. Reports the Sun-Sentinel:“Depending on the outcome of this, it could be the beginning of my career, or the end of my career,” said the rapper, addressing Judge Michael Lynch.Shortly after, Lynch announced to a full-to-capacity courtroom he would be giving the 19-year-old, whose real name is Dieuson Octave, another chance to make good.Octave had been facing the potential maximum of eight years in state prison, as the Broward state attorney’s office was requesting. Instead, Lynch sentenced him to 364 days in the county jail.Kodak’s fans and record label need to send that judge a thank you card. Also, the year-long sentence can be cut down significantly.Lynch decided that with the completion of a life skills course, the sentence would be shortened to 180 days. When......
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Logic Brings A Diverse Guest List And Secret J. Cole Verse For New Album Everybody

 

Logic stays true to his album title and delivers a project that everybody can take something away from.

Where most Hip-Hop albums these days come equipped with a Quavo verse or a Ty Dolla $ign hook, Logic opts to record tracks with Killer Mike, Chuck D, and Neil deGrasse Tyson. Staying true to himself, Logic uses the album to celebrate his biracial background, express his political views and once again touch on his troubled childhood growing up in Maryland.

Fans will also be pleased to hear a secret J. Cole verse on the album’s final track “AfricAryaN.”

Listen to the entire project below.

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