Hip Hop Culture | Hip Hop Arts and Lifestyle – The Source http://thesource.com Latest in Hip Hop, Entertainment, Sports and Film Tue, 14 Aug 2018 04:15:38 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.8 Quavo Wins $10K Bet Against Drake With Curry-Range Shot http://thesource.com/2018/08/13/quavo-wins-10k-bet-against-drake-with-curry-range-shot/ http://thesource.com/2018/08/13/quavo-wins-10k-bet-against-drake-with-curry-range-shot/#respond Tue, 14 Aug 2018 02:04:31 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=459236 Quavo of the Migos is quite an athletic talent. After taking home the 2018 NBA Celebrity Game MVP trophy, he can now add an additional $10k to his bag, Thanks to a bet with Drake, he’ll have some extra cash to spend. Considering Quavo scored 19 points, on 7 of 10 shooting at his break […]

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Quavo of the Migos is quite an athletic talent. After taking home the 2018 NBA Celebrity Game MVP trophy, he can now add an additional $10k to his bag,

Thanks to a bet with Drake, he’ll have some extra cash to spend. Considering Quavo scored 19 points, on 7 of 10 shooting at his break out NBA debut Drizzy should have known better to bet against Huncho on the basketball court.

Assuming Huncho didn’t possess Steph Curry’s limitless range, Drizzy thought banking on a half-court shot was a solid bet

Unfortunately, he doesn’t have Curry’s range and had to pay the price in full. Footage of the bet can be found on Quavo’s Instagram account. The caption reads, “H A L F C O U R T S H O T  You Can Be Next!!! Jus Pull Up… SHOOT FA THE 💰,” He is ready for all the smoke if you think you can win.

Press play and “Shooting For 10 Bandz” lets you know what’s at stake before Quavo sinks the shot, making it look easy, as you’ll notice he is wearing a pair of socks and Nike slides. Drake can’t follow up the shot. Luckily, this isn’t the last time we could see the OVO and Migos camps square off on the basketball court.

Last month we informed you Drizzy had a basketball kit collaboration with Nike, Well Huncho recently informed Billboard that the Migos vs. OVO basketball tournament was the part of the tour which he was most excited about. Our money is on Team Migos

 

 

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Strings Still Attached: Safaree Admits Minaj’s ‘Come See About Me’ Made Him Cry http://thesource.com/2018/08/13/strings-still-attached-safaree-admits-minajs-come-see-about-me-made-him-cry/ http://thesource.com/2018/08/13/strings-still-attached-safaree-admits-minajs-come-see-about-me-made-him-cry/#respond Mon, 13 Aug 2018 19:33:38 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=459224 We all have at least on ex-girlfriend or boyfriend who may cross our minds even though the relationship has been over for quite a while. After dating Nicki Minaj for 12 years, Safaree’s heartstrings remain attached to her. This past weekend she seemed to be on everyone’s mind as we all wanted to hear her […]

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We all have at least on ex-girlfriend or boyfriend who may cross our minds even though the relationship has been over for quite a while. After dating Nicki Minaj for 12 years, Safaree’s heartstrings remain attached to her.

This past weekend she seemed to be on everyone’s mind as we all wanted to hear her new album Queen. All eyes were on her, and Shiggy managed to capture Safaree’s eyes on Minaj’s Instagram page.

Adding to that, Safaree seemed like he was sincerely caught off guard when Shiggy asked, “who page is that my boy?” before blocking the camera with sparkling diamonds and Versace fabrics

My Boy @iamsafaree Reminiscing 😂😂😂😂😂 @nickiminaj He Want That Old Thing Back

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Checking in on an ex’s social media can be devastating if those heartstrings are still attached. Yet fans managed to get him to take a listen to Come See About me.” 

Regrettably, after listening to the song one of his heartstrings must’ve been tugged a bit as he admits to “crying like a bitch.” Although he doesn’t think the track is about him, he also admits that the song changed his whole mood.

Based on this, his feelings for his ex-girlfriend remain strong. Afer spending 12 years together, we can understand his feelings. Even though he was moved to tears he still credits Minaj for delivering a good song.

The song itself detail’s Minaj’s lonely rise to the top of Hip Hop. Still, no matter how much time passes or who they both move on to, it seems like Safaree’s heartstrings are still attached.

Damn #nickiminaj had #safaree crying

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Nas Names His Top Five Favorite Hip-Hop Records of All Time Ranging from Public Enemy to Run D.M.C. http://thesource.com/2018/08/13/nas-top-five-hip-hop-records/ http://thesource.com/2018/08/13/nas-top-five-hip-hop-records/#respond Mon, 13 Aug 2018 12:36:02 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=459079 If there is one thing that makes Nas the Hip-Hop legend that he is, it is the fact his knowledge of the culture’s rap element runs respectively deep. This past Saturday welcomed in the 45th anniversary of the DJ Kool Herc’s pioneering party at 1520 Sedgwick Ave, the birth of Hip-Hop culture. In honor of […]

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If there is one thing that makes Nas the Hip-Hop legend that he is, it is the fact his knowledge of the culture’s rap element runs respectively deep. This past Saturday welcomed in the 45th anniversary of the DJ Kool Herc’s pioneering party at 1520 Sedgwick Ave, the birth of Hip-Hop culture. In honor of the prized day, Nas dropped the titles of what he considers to be his top five most favorite Hip-Hop records of all time.

Happy Bday Hip Hop ! Shout out to Kool Herc @massappeal #HipHop45

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On Saturday, the Illmatic hitmaker shared a clip from Mass Appeal on Instagram commemorating Hip-Hop’s 45th birthday. In the clip, he is asked to name 45 of his favorite Hip-Hop songs and he did not hesitate to drop names and even insisted he can drop the names of 50 records. The Queens-born rapper went on to drop the names of the first five records that flew into the top of his of mind and the list wonderfully reflects his true appreciation for Classic Hip-Hop. Most of the records reign from the Golden Era, as he elected classics ranging from the revolutionary Public Enemy to the stylistic trio Run D.M.C.

“I’ll give you five that just come to my head. ‘Rebel Without a Cause’ by Public Enemy. No-brainer. Eric B. and Rakim, ‘Eric B. for President.’ ‘It Takes Two’ by Rob Base and E-Z Rock. Rest in Peace E-Z Rock.”

When it came to namedropping a Slick Rick record, he felt compelled to reevaluate his answer a solid three times, giving the London born legend’s era-defining song with Doug E. Fresh “La Di Da Di.”

“‘Children’s Story’ by Slick Rick. Wait, ‘Mona Lisa,’ Slick Rick. Wait. ‘La Di Da Di.’ Yeah.”

He also couldn’t resist hesitating when it came to the Hollis, Queens kings Run D.M.C, as Nas traveled through several bangers, eventually landing.

“It’s either ‘Sucker MCs’ by Run-DMC, ‘It’s Like That,’ by Run-DMC, pick any Run-DMC. ‘Peter Piper.’ ‘My Adidas.’ I’ma go with ‘Sucker MCs’ by Run-DMC. That’s one of the most important records. Ever. Ever. Ever.”

And of course, he could not forget where it all started being a product of the environment of Queensbridge projects in New York City. MC Shan and Marley’s 1985 record “The Bridge,” the song responsible for the historic Bridge Wars made Nas’ ballot, sealing the list’s potential Golden Era nostalgia. “And I could put ‘The Bridge’ in there. MC Shan and Marley Marl. Come on,” he adds.

Nas often acknowledges Hip-Hop history through his mesmerizing rhymes and accompanying endeavors such as Mass Appeal to which he serves as an investor for the media brand. Immediately making reference to such monumental classics only reflects the steepness of Nas’ Hip-Hop scholarship. Salute.

 

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King Of The Dot Reaches Ten Years in the Battle Rap Community http://thesource.com/2018/08/13/king-of-the-dot-reaches-ten-years-in-the-battle-rap-community/ http://thesource.com/2018/08/13/king-of-the-dot-reaches-ten-years-in-the-battle-rap-community/#respond Mon, 13 Aug 2018 12:25:05 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=459030 Canada’s premiere battle rap platform, King Of The Dot Entertainment or simply KOTD, celebrates its 10th birthday this week since its first event on 8/8/2008 in Toronto when it was founded by host Organik and RyanPVP. Developing in a grassroots manner like most other major battle rap platforms, KOTD started out physically in the streets […]

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Canada’s premiere battle rap platform, King Of The Dot Entertainment or simply KOTD, celebrates its 10th birthday this week since its first event on 8/8/2008 in Toronto when it was founded by host Organik and RyanPVP. Developing in a grassroots manner like most other major battle rap platforms, KOTD started out physically in the streets and has developed to now being staged in large venues across Toronto, California, Calgary, Arizona, Vancouver, Michigan and more. Globally second only to the influential and groundbreaking SMACK / URLTV battle rap platform, KOTD has been particularly influential in the continued proliferation of battle rap internationally through its World Domination events as well as recent forays into the UK with Chalked Out. It has attracted the leading battlers from across North America, England, South Africa, The Philippines, Sweden, Norway, Australia and Scotland.

KOTD has hosted major battles with industry superstars Canibus, Madchild, 360, Conceited and Cassidy, is heavily co-signed by Drake and has seen many of the best from America and beyond head north to take on Canada’s best. Stars born out of KOTD include Charron (Wild ‘N’ Out, BET), Pat Stay, Bender (RIP) as well as many more who developed from the WRC / Grind Time era. Co-hosted battles include from the likes of The Alchemist, Drake, DJ Skee, Raekwon of Wu-Tang Clan, Method Man, MC Hammer, Too $hort, E-40, Sticky Fingaz of Onyx, Maestro Fresh Wes. These have helped contribute to KOTD amassing an impressive 1000+ battles with 708k subscribers and 202 million views on YouTube since 17 August 2018, only behind URL with 841k subscribers and 401 million views since 26 Oct 2009 in English.

KOTD has the highest viewed battle in English language, with LA’s Dizaster vs. Russia’s Oxxxymiron already at 11.8 million views – a figure only surpassed by Filipino and Russian language battles. Led by Organik, Gully TK, Bishop Brigante and Avi Rex, KOTD has pushed both battle rap and hip-hop measurably. Here’s hoping to another decade of battle on KOTD – hopefully captured expertly by Avocado.

Stay tuned for our of Top 10 KOTD battles of the first decade coming soon.

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Washington DC Prepares for Neo-Nazi Rally on Anniversary of Charlottesville Riots http://thesource.com/2018/08/12/washington-dc-prepares-for-neo-nazi-rally-on-anniversary-of-charlottesville-riots/ http://thesource.com/2018/08/12/washington-dc-prepares-for-neo-nazi-rally-on-anniversary-of-charlottesville-riots/#respond Sun, 12 Aug 2018 14:13:28 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=459037 The Nation’s capital is bracing for a white nationalist rally on Sunday organized to commemorate the anniversary of last year’s racially charged, deadly riot in Charlottesville, Virginia. The “Unite the Right 2” event is scheduled to take place at 1:30 PM EST in Lafayette Square, across the street from the White House. Several counterprotesters have […]

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The Nation’s capital is bracing for a white nationalist rally on Sunday organized to commemorate the anniversary of last year’s racially charged, deadly riot in Charlottesville, Virginia.

The “Unite the Right 2” event is scheduled to take place at 1:30 PM EST in Lafayette Square, across the street from the White House. Several counterprotesters have also received permission to gather nearby.

Authorities have promised a tremendous police presence to keep both sides apart and avoid the fisticuffs that broke out last year in downtown Charlottesville when the event organized by Neo-Nazi leader James Kessler turned deadly.

A Virginia woman, Heather Heyer, was killed when an Ohio man, James Fields, mowed down a crowd of protesters with his car.

At the time, President Donald Trump said there were “very fine people” on both sides, spurring criticism from across the political divide that he was equating the counter-protesters with the rally attendees, who included neo-Nazis and other white supremacists.

On Saturday, Trump condemned “all types of racism” in a Twitter post marking the anniversary.

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[Listen] Kanye West Raps About Masturbating To His Sister-In-Laws Photos http://thesource.com/2018/08/11/listen-kanye-west-raps-about-masturbating-to-his-sister-in-laws-photos-2/ http://thesource.com/2018/08/11/listen-kanye-west-raps-about-masturbating-to-his-sister-in-laws-photos-2/#respond Sat, 11 Aug 2018 17:57:44 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=458988 Kanye West raps about lusting after his sisters-in-law on a new track. In an unreleased song called, “XTCY,” produced by DJ Clark Kent, Kanye raps about his fantasies and his thoughts while on the drug ecstasy.  He shockingly raps about having sick thoughts about his sisters-in-law, Khloe, Kylie, Kendall, and Kourtney. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “You got sick […]

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Kanye West raps about lusting after his sisters-in-law on a new track.

In an unreleased song called, “XTCY,” produced by DJ Clark Kent, Kanye raps about his fantasies and his thoughts while on the drug ecstasy.  He shockingly raps about having sick thoughts about his sisters-in-law, Khloe, Kylie, Kendall, and Kourtney.
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“You got sick thoughts, I got more of them,” West rapped. “You got a sister-in-law you would smash, I got four of them.”

“Damn, those is the sisters,” he continued. “You did something unholy to them pictures. Damn, you need to be locked up. Nah, we need a bigger hot tub.”
Kanye definitely knows how to keep his name in the news. Listen to the track “XTCY” below.

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Two Miami Dolphins Kneel During National Anthem In Preseason Game, NFL Issues Statement http://thesource.com/2018/08/11/two-miami-dolphins-kneel-during-national-anthem-in-preseason-game-nfl-issues-statement/ http://thesource.com/2018/08/11/two-miami-dolphins-kneel-during-national-anthem-in-preseason-game-nfl-issues-statement/#respond Sat, 11 Aug 2018 16:01:15 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=458953 Two Miami Dolphins wide receivers, Kenny Stills and Albert Wilson, knelt during the playing of the national anthem before their preseason game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Hard Rock Stadium on Thursday. Dolphins defensive end Robert Quinn also raised his fist during the anthem. The NFL issued a statement a few hours later, saying […]

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Two Miami Dolphins wide receivers, Kenny Stills and Albert Wilson, knelt during the playing of the national anthem before their preseason game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Hard Rock Stadium on Thursday. Dolphins defensive end Robert Quinn also raised his fist during the anthem.

The NFL issued a statement a few hours later, saying that no discipline would be issued for that while negotiations continue with the league and the NFLPA about a potential new anthem policy.

“The NFL has been engaged in constructive discussions with the NFL Players Association regarding the anthem and issues of equality and social justice that are of concern to many Americans. While those discussions continue, the NFL has agreed to delay implementing or enforcing any club work rules that could result in players being disciplined for their conduct during the performance of the anthem.”

It’s interesting to note that the current policy, which was adopted in May, has not gone away for the time being. It’s just that it’s not being enforced with punishment at this point.

The statement continued, “Meanwhile, there has been no change in the NFL’s policy regarding the national anthem. The anthem will continue to be played before every game, and all player and non-player personnel on the field at that time are expected to stand during the presentation of the flag and performance of the anthem. Personnel who do not wish to do so can choose to remain in the locker room. We remain committed to working with the players to identify solutions and to continue making progress on important social issues affecting our communities.”

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Virginia Declares State of Emergency Amid Anniversary of Charlottesville Riots http://thesource.com/2018/08/10/virginia-declares-state-of-emergency-amid-anniversary-of-charlottesville-riots/ http://thesource.com/2018/08/10/virginia-declares-state-of-emergency-amid-anniversary-of-charlottesville-riots/#respond Sat, 11 Aug 2018 01:05:31 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=458925 As the anniversary of last year’s deadly Charlottesville riots approaches, states of emergency have been declared for the city of Charlottesville, parts of Northern Virginia and the state of Virginia. The announcement was made Wednesday as state officials detailed their preparations at a press conference. They described a massive influx of law enforcement officers, two […]

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As the anniversary of last year’s deadly Charlottesville riots approaches, states of emergency have been declared for the city of Charlottesville, parts of Northern Virginia and the state of Virginia.

The announcement was made Wednesday as state officials detailed their preparations at a press conference. They described a massive influx of law enforcement officers, two checkpoints south of the Downtown Mall and a significant list of items banned within the perimeter. They declined, though, to detail specific security threats or whether known white supremacists and nationalists, such as rally organizer Jason Kessler, would be in the area.

More than 1,000 federal, state and local law enforcement members are expected in the area over the weekend. Officials said roughly 700 members of the Virginia State Police would be in the area and about 300 Virginia National Guard members would be on standby.

Both Market Street Park, where last year’s rally was held, and Court Square Park will be completely fenced off, according to city spokesman Brian Wheeler.

The states of emergency will allow state and city agencies to get additional resources, Gov. Ralph Northam said in a statement. “Virginia continues to mourn the three Virginians who lost their lives in the course of the demonstrations a year ago. We hope the anniversary of those events passes peacefully.”

The emergency declaration mobilizes and funds resources from the Virginia Department of Emergency Management, Virginia State Police, Virginia Department of Health, Virginia National Guard and others. Officials confirmed that the declaration of emergency also would allocate $2 million to pay for the response.

Charlottesville also has announced a security perimeter downtown that will include blocked streets, limited parking and pedestrian checkpoints. The changes will go into effect at 6 p.m. Friday.

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Summer Madness 7 Maybe The Most Iconic Card In History http://thesource.com/2018/08/10/summer-madness-7-maybe-the-most-iconic-card-in-history/ http://thesource.com/2018/08/10/summer-madness-7-maybe-the-most-iconic-card-in-history/#respond Fri, 10 Aug 2018 19:59:51 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=458855 In case you missed it, Summer Madness 7 is going down in Las Vegas tomorrow. SMACK/URLTV still has enough time to call in legendary ring announcer, Michael Buffer (yeah we know you got Champion’s Tech 9 to do the honors). His unique voice would be perfect to call this year’s card. Especially considering the SM7 card […]

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In case you missed it, Summer Madness 7 is going down in Las Vegas tomorrow.

SMACK/URLTV still has enough time to call in legendary ring announcer, Michael Buffer (yeah we know you got Champion’s Tech 9 to do the honors). His unique voice would be perfect to call this year’s card. Especially considering the SM7 card could arguably be the greatest of all-time.

We can stand firm on our statement knowing eight of the participants were featured on our  Top 20 Battle Rappers of 2017 list. With this in mind, we will be monitoring SM7 closely. It certainly won’t be an easy task figuring out who will make the list in 2018. The owners of SMACK/URL must’ve taken notice of our list and must be looking to make to make it harder on us.

SM7 has the potential to change the landscape of the list completely. To shed a light on just how impactful Saturday night in Vegas will be,  four out of the eight men from our list will face off against each other. This includes Compton’s own, Geechie Gotti vs. Newark’s Shotgun Suge. Jersey will be well-represented considering Nu Jersey Twork will leave Trenton to face Queens’ DNA.

Live from Vegas, we will see some familiar faces in T-Rex and who could forget Meek Mill’s longtime rival, Reed Dollaz. Both these credible spitters are sure to bring the bars we crave. Lets hope Rex pulls out “the shotgun shells, red and lime green.” We advise you to pay attention to this one.

This is not the only highly anticipated battle on the card: PEOPLE ARE LOSING THEIR MINDS WAITING FOR TAY ROC AND HITMAN HOLLA TO GO AT IT!  Tay Roc and Hitman have been throwing shots for years and while Hitman has the Wild N’ Out cloat and razzle dazzle of his crew (please let his brother pop off), Roc got a crew too and a brother (Dev Dollas) that stands by his side just itching to jump in too. Of course, no one wants violence. What we do want is more of this Summer Madness Magic!

People are also very interested in the lyrical barfest between Iron Solomon and JC. This battle popped up after Tsu Surf was unable to attend for unnamed reasons. It is ok… not one beat was missed as JC is just as equipped to battle IS as The Wave was, making people actually think the match up makes more sense.

Names like Ave, Ill Will, Math Hoffa…. are sure to delight the fans.

Regardless of who you’re rooting for, there is quality across the card.

Still, anybody can win, or lose. Before the lights, cameras, and action get underway, this card alone has the potential to grab the attention of the streets.

Keep in mind,  Murda Mook and Aye Verb are scheduled to square off on Rare Breed Entertainment’s Rare Breeds live paper-view event which goes down next week August 18.

Given all these developments, we wish the best of luck to all competitors across both leagues. With SM7  up first, all eyes will be on Vegas.

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Final Suspect in XXXTentacion’s Murder Pleads Not Guilty http://thesource.com/2018/08/10/final-suspect-xxxtentacion-pleads/ http://thesource.com/2018/08/10/final-suspect-xxxtentacion-pleads/#respond Fri, 10 Aug 2018 14:05:57 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=458828 The fourth and last suspect in the murder of XXXTentacion isn’t going down without a battle. The Broward Sheriff’s Office uncovered that Trayvon Newsome, whom they believe to be one of the shooters engaged with the robbery and murder of the rapper on June 18, plead not guilty. This declaration comes only two days after […]

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The fourth and last suspect in the murder of XXXTentacion isn’t going down without a battle. The Broward Sheriff’s Office uncovered that Trayvon Newsome, whom they believe to be one of the shooters engaged with the robbery and murder of the rapper on June 18, plead not guilty.

This declaration comes only two days after the 20-year-old handed himself over to his attorney and was given over to the Broward Sheriff’s Office in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. on Tuesday. Robert Allen, Michael Boatwright and Dedrick Williams are three different suspects who have been arrested and charged for the murder. Police think Boatwright was the shooter. The other three are being hit with pre-meditated murder.

Williams was the first suspect to be captured and the BSO quickly discovered that he was the getaway driver. As far as concerns him, Allen was arrested by the U.S. Marshals in Eastman, Ga. while he was hiding out at his sister’s crib. He also plead not guilty

As indicated by reports recorded on July 30, Boatwright is required to complete a mental capacity evaluation. His public defender also withdrew from the case around that time.

All four suspects responsible for the untimely death of XXXTentacion have been arrested in a little under two months after his passing.

See Newsome’s court records beneath.

Final Suspect in XXXTentacion’s Murder Pleads Not Guilty

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Final Suspect in XXXTentacion’s Murder Pleads Not Guilty

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Change of Plans: Nicki Minaj’s ‘Queen’ Album Drops Today http://thesource.com/2018/08/10/change-of-plans-nicki-minajs-queen-album-drops-today/ http://thesource.com/2018/08/10/change-of-plans-nicki-minajs-queen-album-drops-today/#respond Fri, 10 Aug 2018 13:33:12 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=458727 We guess Nicki Minaj has read enough Cardi B headlines this year and is ready to grab the world’s attention once again. The Queens native is rolling out her Queen album today at noon. Fans and us included, have been waiting to see how she will respond to all those who have doubted her this year. However, […]

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We guess Nicki Minaj has read enough Cardi B headlines this year and is ready to grab the world’s attention once again.

The Queens native is rolling out her Queen album today at noon. Fans and us included, have been waiting to see how she will respond to all those who have doubted her this year.

However, we expected to find out next Friday on August 17 but just like a queen, plans have changed and personally speaking, we have no objections.

Appearing quite methodically, Thursday night (August 9) she announced her presence as she unveiled the first episode of her Queen Radio show on Beats 1. Wanting people to feel her presence, she also announced that the long-awaited album would finally arrive Friday at noon.

Ms. Minaj will deliver episode two of Queen radio today at 11 A.M. EST. The top barb will provide fans some exclusive insight into her creation with a Kobe Bryant-like detailed play-by-play breakdown of each track before the entire project debut’s at noon EST.

Interestingly she wanted to treat us all to the album last night but due to powers beyond her control, we couldn’t have it quite yet.

“So you guys, I’ll be back at 8 a.m. (PST) and I’ll play the album by 9 a.m. before the album is released noon Eastern,” Nicki said on her show. “I was gonna play the album right now but someone f****d up,” said Nicki after confirming the new date and time for her album release. “It’s a lot of corporate drama in here.”

Assuming they wanted to clear up the drama, Beats 1 took Twitter to say Minaj would indeed be back on the air Friday morning.

Minaj took to Instagram to reveal the tracklist with appearances from Eminem, Lil WayneThe Weeknd, Future & more. 

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Steph Curry Raises Over $21K For Nia Wilson’s Family http://thesource.com/2018/08/10/steph-curry-raises-over-21k-for-nia-wilsons-family/ http://thesource.com/2018/08/10/steph-curry-raises-over-21k-for-nia-wilsons-family/#respond Fri, 10 Aug 2018 13:15:57 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=458761 Golden State Warriors player Steph Curry helped raise over $21,000 for the family of Nia Wilson, the 18-year-old young woman who was murdered on an Oakland BART train platform last month. He spoke out about Wilson on Tuesday before a showcase game for young Bay Area athletes and urged his audience to donate to Wilson’s […]

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Golden State Warriors player Steph Curry helped raise over $21,000 for the family of Nia Wilson, the 18-year-old young woman who was murdered on an Oakland BART train platform last month.

He spoke out about Wilson on Tuesday before a showcase game for young Bay Area athletes and urged his audience to donate to Wilson’s family.

“Everybody who’s watching at home on the live stream on Facebook, please hit the ‘Donate’ button,” Curry said. “Everything that is donated today — all the proceeds, 100 percent — will go to Nia Wilson’s family.”

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Is Facebook Getting Even Less Friendly? Social Media Giant Shuts Down Friends List Feeds Feature http://thesource.com/2018/08/10/is-facebook-getting-even-less-friendly-social-media-giant-shuts-down-friends-list-feeds-feature/ http://thesource.com/2018/08/10/is-facebook-getting-even-less-friendly-social-media-giant-shuts-down-friends-list-feeds-feature/#respond Fri, 10 Aug 2018 09:00:57 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=458622 Way back in 2004 when Facebook first started, it was a social platform in the truest sense of the world. To open an account, you had to prove that you had an authorized college or university email address. When you registered, Facebook showed you groups of people at your school that had similar interests and […]

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Way back in 2004 when Facebook first started, it was a social platform in the truest sense of the world. To open an account, you had to prove that you had an authorized college or university email address. When you registered, Facebook showed you groups of people at your school that had similar interests and you could find your friends by looking them up through their college. As Facebook opened up their platform to non-college users, their audience grew exponentially and with it came the advertisers, business pages, news pages, and clutter that it is today. Yet, Facebook still retained at least one feature, the Friends List Feed, that allowed users to parse their main friends’ list and only scroll through posts from one of their designated friend lists— for example, family, close friends, co-workers, etc.

According to Techcrunch, the end result was a much more personalized version of Facebook — one where you could catch up on the updates that were important to you, without the clutter from Facebook Pages, posts from acquaintances or those from friends whose updates you didn’t care to follow for any other reason.

Many users found that this was a great way to stay current with the people that they cared most about while ignoring repetitive news stories, annoying business ads and sales pitches designed as posts, and the borderline racist ramblings and incoherent political arguments of their extended family and old high school friends.

Now, Facebook is still allowing separate friends lists for posting (if you only want to share a post with a certain group), but gone is the ability to only read specific friends’ updates in their own separate News Feed within the Facebook app.

This move is a strong departure from January when Facebook announced its initiative to emphasize “people over brands.” In an Engadget story from January, Facebook promised that it would “start to prioritize posts from people you care about, like friends and family, over stories or videos from publishers.”

While users reported to be pleased with some of the changes, advertisers and media outlets that relied on Facebook to drive traffic were less thrilled. While Facebook has always been ultra-confidential about its advertising practices and revenue, their recent stock drop was partly due to lost revenue and slow user growth. Whether or not their “people over brands” strategy drove advertisers to take their business to other social media platforms such as Twitter, Instagram, or Snapchat can’t be positively determined, but the growth of those other social media platforms may just be the reminder that Facebook needs to remember that to make a profit, you need people- and people don’t want to be exploited for profit.

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Bitcoin, Blockchain, and…Brews? Austin prepares for the second ATX Startup Crawl http://thesource.com/2018/08/10/bitcoin-blockchain-andbrews-austin-prepares-for-the-second-atx-startup-crawl/ http://thesource.com/2018/08/10/bitcoin-blockchain-andbrews-austin-prepares-for-the-second-atx-startup-crawl/#respond Fri, 10 Aug 2018 09:00:04 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=458624 When most people think about startups and technology, the last thing that likely comes to mind is a party. However, the city of Austin, which is well known for both technology and partying, has decided to combine the two in the ATX Startup Crawl, a gathering that is expected to be one of the tech […]

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When most people think about startups and technology, the last thing that likely comes to mind is a party. However, the city of Austin, which is well known for both technology and partying, has decided to combine the two in the ATX Startup Crawl, a gathering that is expected to be one of the tech industry’s most-anticipated events of 2018.

What is Startup Crawl? It’s startups. And a bar crawl. Obviously. Granted, there’s a whole lot more including product demonstrations, TED Talk-style presentations, morning coffee meetups, a startup career fair, educational panels, happy hours, workshops, and a Battle of the Tech Bands, which is exactly what it sounds like- the IT guys at your work playing Willie Nelson cover songs (it is Austin, after all).

The startup crawl, which coincides with Austin’s Startup Week, is not just a chance for small startups to get regional and national exposure (and hopefully get some VC), but also for job seekers to network with a large number of companies all at once. According to their website, the event organizers state that the ATX Startup Crawl 2018 is a celebration of technology and entrepreneurship in Austin, calling it a fantastic opportunity to get visibility in the Austin startup community, launch your product, practice your pitch, and recruit talent.

Did we mention that there will be beer, too? Companies can either have a stop at their office or will be assigned a stop along the route where they will be paired with local and national breweries or distilleries.

In 2017, more than 6,000 people registered for the pub crawl- many of them job-seekers who came armed with resumes and cover letters. Because who says you can’t have happy hour before you’ve even gotten the job?

The ATX Startup Crawl takes place October 4 in Austin.

 

 

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Carhartt WIP Fall/Winter 2018 Women’s Lookbook http://thesource.com/2018/08/09/carhartt-wip-fall-winter-2018-womens-lookbook/ http://thesource.com/2018/08/09/carhartt-wip-fall-winter-2018-womens-lookbook/#respond Thu, 09 Aug 2018 20:31:07 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=458469 Words by Kyra Donahoo   Okay ladies, you didn’t think the guys would have all the Carhartt WIP FW18 swag for themselves, did you? Nah fam — they just dropped some dimes on us, too! When it comes to the drip, we all know Carhartt never disappoints, even exceeding beyond our expectations while honing in […]

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Words by Kyra Donahoo

 

Okay ladies, you didn’t think the guys would have all the Carhartt WIP FW18 swag for themselves, did you? Nah fam — they just dropped some dimes on us, too!

When it comes to the drip, we all know Carhartt never disappoints, even exceeding beyond our expectations while honing in on edgy, tomboy-chic obsessions. The lookbook is shot in a subtle, everyday streetwear manner that shows us how, when we do get around to copping these gems, it won’t be difficult to stunt at our usual hangouts with the girlies without doing too much — you know, something light!

 

Featuring a classic fall season color palette of  “Rover Green,” “Frosted Viola,” “Persimmon,” and the all-year-round New Yorker go-to “Black,” the new collection exposes us to a bunch of staple Carhartt womenswear essentials, like the Script T-shirt with its signature placed on the upper and the banging “Laxey Liner” that can add flavor to any wardrobe. This inclusive collection gives us so much variety that it’s difficult to not cop every piece that it has to offer. Whether we want to rock our bummy-swag and spice it up with their “Dark Navy” Bib Overall, or stick to our tomboy-finesse in their “Wall” Master Pant, flyness is guaranteed for sure. Just take your pick at what you want!

Although some items are not available yet for purchasing, you can still cop the first wave of Carhartt WIP women’s pieces on their official website now.

 

 

 

Images: Carhartt WIP / Viktor Vauthier

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Kevin Hart Teams with KIPP Public Schools to Award $600,000 in HBCU Scholarships http://thesource.com/2018/08/09/kevin-hart-scholarships/ http://thesource.com/2018/08/09/kevin-hart-scholarships/#respond Thu, 09 Aug 2018 15:53:16 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=458403 Kevin Hart is investing in a Mixed Martial Arts company but he has is also investing in the future and education of a group of students. The star of the upcoming film, Night School, tag-teamed with the United Negro College Fund and KIPP Public Schools to provide $600,000 in scholarships to 18 students who are […]

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Kevin Hart is investing in a Mixed Martial Arts company but he has is also investing in the future and education of a group of students. The star of the upcoming film, Night School, tag-teamed with the United Negro College Fund and KIPP Public Schools to provide $600,000 in scholarships to 18 students who are attending historically black colleges and universities.

Hart was on hand in Los Angeles to award the Help From The Hart Charity Scholarships and to have dinner with the students who had no knowledge the scholarship was coming from him. Kipp matched Hart’s charity at $300,000 for the students who will attend Tuskegee University, Xavier University, Morehouse College, Spelman College and Clark Atlanta University. Eight of the students are from Hart’s hometown of Philadelphia.

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NYC Launches Voter Registration in Its Correctional Facilities http://thesource.com/2018/08/09/nyc-launches-voter-registration-in-its-correctional-facilities/ http://thesource.com/2018/08/09/nyc-launches-voter-registration-in-its-correctional-facilities/#respond Thu, 09 Aug 2018 13:46:58 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=458324 The Big Apple firmly believes that everyone should have the right to vote, even inmates. NYC has launched a voter registration in the city’s jails where its 8,000 inmates can sign up to vote and turn in their absentee ballots to the jail. The Department of Corrections says that 2,000 of those inmates are ineligible […]

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The Big Apple firmly believes that everyone should have the right to vote, even inmates.

NYC has launched a voter registration in the city’s jails where its 8,000 inmates can sign up to vote and turn in their absentee ballots to the jail.

The Department of Corrections says that 2,000 of those inmates are ineligible because they are on parole or have been convicted of a felony.

According to the DOJ, the debate over restoring voting rights for people with felony convictions and parolees has been playing out across several states.

Correction Commissioner Cynthia Brann says reminding prisoners “that their vote matters” is a “powerful way” to reinforce their community ties.

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End Of An Era: Max Joseph Leaving MTV’s Catfish After 7 Seasons http://thesource.com/2018/08/09/end-of-an-era-max-joseph-leaving-mtvs-catfish-after-7-seasons/ http://thesource.com/2018/08/09/end-of-an-era-max-joseph-leaving-mtvs-catfish-after-7-seasons/#respond Thu, 09 Aug 2018 12:47:05 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=458267 One of the dynamic duo on Catfish is leaving after 7 seasons on the show. Max Joseph, who has been cohosting the show since season 1 with Schulman, is leaving Catfish, MTV announced on Wednesday afternoon. “Hey guys, the time has come, sadly, for me to move on from Catfish. Working on this show for the last seven years […]

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One of the dynamic duo on Catfish is leaving after 7 seasons on the show. Max Joseph, who has been cohosting the show since season 1 with Schulman, is leaving Catfish, MTV announced on Wednesday afternoon.

“Hey guys, the time has come, sadly, for me to move on from Catfish. Working on this show for the last seven years has been one of the most meaningful experiences of my life. I’ve learned a lot about myself, my country and human nature in general. Nev and I have become brothers and our bromance has blossomed before your eyes,” Joseph said in a statement.

In a statement, Nev Schulman thanked Joseph for his time on the show and the experiences they discussed.

Joseph directed and co-wrote the 2015 film “We Are Your Friends,” which starred Zac Efron. He has also written and directed several short films.

Catfish follows Schulman and Joseph as they uncover the true identities of people’s online love interests. Some end up being who they say they are, while others are “catfish,” or someone who poses or disguises themselves as someone else.

Joseph’s last episode of Catfish will air Aug. 22th.

 

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Cardi B Accomplished Something Drake & Nicki Minaj Haven’t Done in 2018 http://thesource.com/2018/08/08/cardi-b-accomplished-something-drake-nicki-minaj-havent-done-in-2018/ http://thesource.com/2018/08/08/cardi-b-accomplished-something-drake-nicki-minaj-havent-done-in-2018/#respond Thu, 09 Aug 2018 02:46:22 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=458145 Cardi B has proven her haters wrong thus far. Invasion of Privacy marks her first platinum plaque, She has also left her mark on the Billboard charts. Now she can celebrate her latest lone accomplishment. Aside from becoming a wife and a new mother, the Bronx native has accomplished something Drake and Nicki Minaj has done […]

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Cardi B has proven her haters wrong thus far. Invasion of Privacy marks her first platinum plaque, She has also left her mark on the Billboard charts. Now she can celebrate her latest lone accomplishment.

Aside from becoming a wife and a new mother, the Bronx native has accomplished something Drake and Nicki Minaj has done this year.

In addition to joining the history books with Beyoncè the, “I Like It” rapper has become the first and only artist to have three records sell over 500,000 units in pure sales. Drake may have methodically chosen  to dominate streaming charts But Bardi’s success has been lead by “Finesse” & “Girls Like You” with Maroon 5

Together all three of these songs prove that she does have staying power. All she needs to do now is remain consistent and either replicate her success or take it to the next level completely.

Unable to contain her excitement, she took to her Instagram Monday night(August 6)  to inform the world of her latest accomplishment. “For the record, I set records record sales, I like nikkas that be in and out of jail! THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING !!!” she wrote.

One thing is clear, Bardi doesn’t care to compete with others. She is more focused on life as a new mom, her own achievements and her upcoming return to the stage.

Check out the post below.

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Pharrell Williams to Host Yellow Ball Charity, Performance by Missy Elliott http://thesource.com/2018/08/08/pharrell-williams-yellow-ball/ http://thesource.com/2018/08/08/pharrell-williams-yellow-ball/#respond Wed, 08 Aug 2018 17:22:01 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=458103 Pharrell has progressively stepped up his philanthropic efforts as his celebrity looms larger and larger. His most recent project is the Yellow Ball, a function going down on September 10 at the Brooklyn Museum. The occasion is intended to profit the Young Audiences Arts for Learning, an organization that advocates for the arts to be […]

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Pharrell has progressively stepped up his philanthropic efforts as his celebrity looms larger and larger. His most recent project is the Yellow Ball, a function going down on September 10 at the Brooklyn Museum. The occasion is intended to profit the Young Audiences Arts for Learning, an organization that advocates for the arts to be taught in school. He announced the gala today via Billboard.

The night will also feature a number of performances, including fellow Virginia legend, Missy Elliott.  Art and fine dining will also be apart of the experience.

Pharrell shared his inspiration for the event in a recent interview. “Workmanship is to a great extent reducing all through the educational modules all through this nation, and we have to secure the innovative personality,” he said. “Everything around you right now as opposed to all that you’re utilizing, it’s simply not natural, it was somebody’s epiphany. That is imagination, that should be secured. In the event that we don’t have that, I don’t recognize what sort of future we have. We need to secure the craftsman network no matter what, over every single masterful teach.”

The super producer also embraced the new generation of artists and shared what he loves the most. “I love what they do and how they express themselves. It’s like these amazing pockets of lyrics or melodies that feel good to them,” he explained. “The music just takes on a direction of its own, it’s not so formatted. I love that this generation is just grabbing the instruments and using them in whatever way feels good to them. That’s just like a sign of how the times have changed.”

Pharrell has his hands in many pots these days, including fashion and footwear. His Adidas NMD Hu Solar Pack will drop soon; also he previewed an unreleased shoe with Three Stripes. This all comes in the wake of releasing an N.E.R.D. rendition of the Adidas NMD Hu in June. He also has triplets. What a busy man.

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