Uncategorized – The Source http://thesource.com Latest in Hip Hop, Entertainment, Sports and Film Thu, 18 Oct 2018 21:22:26 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.8 Don Tico Released a Three-Part Mixtape, ‘El Don Del Trap’ http://thesource.com/2018/10/15/don-tico-released-a-three-part-mixtape-el-don-del-trap/ http://thesource.com/2018/10/15/don-tico-released-a-three-part-mixtape-el-don-del-trap/#respond Mon, 15 Oct 2018 04:14:25 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=470648 Amongst Atlanta’s immensely prosperous music scene, one artist shows an abundance of promise in leading the future shaping of the sound in trap music. Born in Costa Rica, Don Tico uses his experiences from both his homeland and new found home to accurately reflect both cultures and find the perfect balance between ATL’s original trap […]

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Amongst Atlanta’s immensely prosperous music scene, one artist shows an abundance of promise in leading the future shaping of the sound in trap music. Born in Costa Rica, Don Tico uses his experiences from both his homeland and new found home to accurately reflect both cultures and find the perfect balance between ATL’s original trap sub-genre and the rising Latin Trap Spanish sub-genre.

His new mixtape “El Don Del Trap” takes us on a three part journey through his greatest ups and downs that have been a result of the Trap lifestyle. The project progresses not only in the story carried out from start to finish, but also sonically, as each chapter carries a different sound and theme than the last to mirror the evolvement as a man and artist that came with these lessons. “El Don Del Trap” is available on all streaming services now.

Don Tico- The Price

  1. Your sound definitely holds to true to what you rep in your Instagram bio “Costa rican baby, but Atlanta made me” This track was definitely a good balance and representation of what you claim your identity to be. What made you go with the dirty south beat and verses in spanish instead of the other way around?  Being that I represent both cultures, it’s very important to me that I’m fully authentic to both. I don’t make trap music just because that’s my favorite type of music. I make it because its a reflection of the life I had been living for the past 6 years, which is why it resonated with me to become my favorite sub-genre of Hip-hop. So its also important that sonically I reflect that. There are songs where I rap in either English, Spanish, or both over latin influenced instrumentals but that decision is usually based off the subject matter of the song.
  2. Keeping elements of your heritage is clearly very important to you, are there any tracks on your upcoming new project that are all in spanish? Yes it truly is, the final song of the Mixtape is completely in Spanish. I worked very hard to make sure this project as a whole felt like a movie when you listened to it. So even though there is Spanish mixed throughout many songs off the project, I wanted the last one to leave you like “Damn, he just switched the whole game up, what’s next?” And you’ll just have to stay tuned to see.
  3. The beat to this track is dope, we get to hear more of who you are as an artist lyricaly on a slower track, was that the outcome you were going for ? Thank you, my homie and I produced it ourselves from scratch and it’s the first song I rapped over any beat that I had some influence on so that essentially allowed me to take full control of shaping the sound as a whole. I wanted you to feel the emotion from the beat, while the vocals tell a story as if I was sitting next to you speaking it to you.
  4. In the beginning of the track we hear a female voice say “chapter 3, the revelation, can we expect a story to unfold throughout your new project ? Yes, the concept behind my project is the journey behind the last 3 chapters of my life. Chapter 1: The Ascension, is the come up. Chapter 2: The Lust, is the turn up from the newfound success. And as you said the final chapter: The Revelation, is me learning the hard way that despite the fact that I put in the work so that I could be in a position to turn up, balance is key in order to maintain that position. I hope that aside of the progression in the music, that you can see the advancements in my personal growth and mental elevation from the first chapter to the last.

Don Tico – Cartel

  1. This track is definitely a club banger, what was the inspiration behind adding some auto tune to the track? As you said its a cub banger and right now that’s the sound of our generation’s wave in the clubs, so I’d rather cater to it than drown in it.
  2. The second half of the track, you gave us some bars in spanish,was your goal to showcase your versatility ? Yes that and also because it felt authentic to the track. The song is called “cartel” but not in efforts to glorify or benefit off of them but rather because the message behind the song is despite how I obtain my success, the police will always profile and harass a young latino in a nice car, clothes and jewelry as a drug dealer regardless. So I felt the need to really put on for both cultures in two languages and just maybe people of different backgrounds will see we are more alike than similar, and once we stop being so divided maybe we can actually defeat the oppression we complain about decade after decade.
  3. Would you consider yourself a latin-american rapper or do you prefer to not be labeled? I would because at the end of the day I was born in Costa Rica but I am extremely blessed to also have citizenship in this country as well so that is what I am. Labels don’t bother me as long as they are fit, however being boxed in because of a label does because even outside of what language I do it in, I am so much more than just a rapper.

4. We all know trap beats with heavy bass lines are really popular right now, Can we expect more club tracks on the upcoming project ? Yes there is plenty of trap music throughout “El Don Del Trap”, the majority of it can be found toward the beginning of the mixtape in the first 2 chapters of the project. There are some trap elements found in the third one as well, however sonically that chapter is more diverse.

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Robert Ri’Chard Stars In New Movie ‘Kinky’ With Vivica Fox And Dawn Richard http://thesource.com/2018/10/14/__trashed-17/ http://thesource.com/2018/10/14/__trashed-17/#respond Sun, 14 Oct 2018 14:59:56 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=469806 Robert Ri’Chard takes his talents to the big screen with Vivica Fox and Dawn Richard. The television and film actor stars in Kinky with Soul Food star, Fox and the former Danity Kane singer. The film follows  the story of Dr. Joyce Reynolds (Richard), a successful, yet reserved Atlanta surgeon who enjoys her secluded life […]

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Robert Ri’Chard takes his talents to the big screen with Vivica Fox and Dawn Richard.

The television and film actor stars in Kinky with Soul Food star, Fox and the former Danity Kane singer. The film follows  the story of Dr. Joyce Reynolds (Richard), a successful, yet reserved Atlanta surgeon who enjoys her secluded life as a bachelorette, until she meets a wealthy Darrin Bernard (Ri’chard). After a number of dates, the two connect romantically.

“When she goes home, she’s having dreams about the guy (Ri’chard’s character), talking to a therapist,” said Ri’chard. Joyce’s therapist convinces her to pursue the adventure.

The two begin to take their sex life a step above the normalities of the bedroom. They explore S&M sex and the submissive aspects of the lifestlye.”This man is the one that unlocked Pandora’s Box, in this women who’s highly reserved,” says Ri’chard. “And there lies the title.

Kinky can be highly compared to Fifty Shades of Grey, but is inspired by Nine and a Half Weeks, starring Mickey Rourke and Kim Basinger.

Ri’chard, 35, feels that women find attraction in a man who is intentional about what he wants. His character, Darrin Bernard, certainly is honest with his intentions. Kinky is the perfect weekend film, for a couples night out.

For couples who are shy, Kinky has something in store for you.

When you get your film tickets, be sure to take a picture and hashtag #fantasychallenge on Instagram. In that moment, Ri’chard will facetime you on IG, and you can introduce your kinky act to your partner. He will then flip his medallion and if it lands face up, your partner must honor the request. Sounds like a fun start to a Friday night.

Kinky premieres in theatres, Oct. 12. Be sure to cop your tickets for a chance to facetime with Robert Ri’chard himself.

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Odell Beckham Jr. Walks Off Field Thursday Night, Cites Hydration as Reason http://thesource.com/2018/10/12/odell-beckham-jr-walks-off-field-thursday-night-cites-hydration-as-reason/ http://thesource.com/2018/10/12/odell-beckham-jr-walks-off-field-thursday-night-cites-hydration-as-reason/#respond Fri, 12 Oct 2018 14:51:02 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=469800 The New York Giants have lost again. Just a week after Odell’s explosive interview on the state of the team, the superstar wide receiver was seen walking off the field just before halftime as the Super Bowl Champion Philadelphia Eagles were handing out a fade to the G-Men. Fans suspected that Odell was fed up, […]

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The New York Giants have lost again. Just a week after Odell’s explosive interview on the state of the team, the superstar wide receiver was seen walking off the field just before halftime as the Super Bowl Champion Philadelphia Eagles were handing out a fade to the G-Men. Fans suspected that Odell was fed up, instead, he was just trying to get rehydrated.

“I was cramping, so I was trying to get an IV,” Beckham told ESPN. “The halftime break is really only five or 10 minutes. If I can use a couple of extra seconds to go and get an IV and come out, that’s really all it was.”

The explanation from OBJ was cosigned by head coach Pat Shurmur who stated that Odell went to get an IV and to avoid cramping that occurred two weeks prior when the Giants battled the New Orleans Saints.

The second half of the game didn’t go any better for the Giants and the Eagles essentially did whatever they wanted to do on the field on the way to a lopsided 34-13 loss on national television.

There were a few bright spots for the New York Giants, Saquon Barkley had a monster game. Per usual, Eli Manning didn’t. Maybe he does need to listen to Tha Carter V. The Giants sucky season rolls on.

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Donn P Opens Up for Lil Durk at 2X Tour http://thesource.com/2018/10/12/donn-p-opens-up-for-lil-dark-at-2x-tour/ http://thesource.com/2018/10/12/donn-p-opens-up-for-lil-dark-at-2x-tour/#respond Fri, 12 Oct 2018 04:35:40 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=470172 Brought up in Brooklyn, Donn P is a rapper and co-founder of the independent record label, Str8DropEmpire. “The Hip-Hop scene in New York is a little faded. A few rappers are bringing it back to life so I’m working for my time and I’m happy things are coming back around,” Donn P says. Inspired by […]

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Brought up in Brooklyn, Donn P is a rapper and co-founder of the independent record label, Str8DropEmpire. “The Hip-Hop scene in New York is a little faded. A few rappers are bringing it back to life so I’m working for my time and I’m happy things are coming back around,” Donn P says. Inspired by the likes of The Notorious B.I.G., Jay-Z, Snoop Dogg, Tupac, Nas, and T.I., Donn’s style can be considered witty, street-centered, gritty and unorthodox.

“I’m focused on making good music that I hope people can appreciate and find relatable. I want people to listen to my music because it comes from the heart,” he says.

The youngest of seven, Donn’s family condition was affectionate. He was close to his older brother who taught him the ropes of adulthood. Sadly, the Brooklyn rapper lost his brother to street violence.

Donn P released his first mixtape, Fitting And A Plan, on July 22, 2016, to positive reviews. He has discharged three singles from Plug And A Plan, “Trap House Bumping,” “Catch Me Out” and the lead single “Dripping Aura,” which has landed 20,000 or more hits on YouTube.

Watch him perform some of his hit singles below during Lil Durk’s 2X Tour.

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[Retraction] Joe Budden Reportedly Not Coming Out Retirement… At Least Not Now http://thesource.com/2018/10/09/retraction-joe-budden-reportedly-not-coming-out-retirement-at-least-not-now/ http://thesource.com/2018/10/09/retraction-joe-budden-reportedly-not-coming-out-retirement-at-least-not-now/#respond Tue, 09 Oct 2018 21:54:06 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=469262 Recently, a contributor to The Source magazine published that Joe Budden would be performing in one of the cyphers during the 2018 BET Hip Hop Awards to air on Tuesday, Oct. 16th on BET. We were informed by management that our information and source was wrong. While Joe Budden will not be coming out of […]

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Recently, a contributor to The Source magazine published that Joe Budden would be performing in one of the cyphers during the 2018 BET Hip Hop Awards to air on Tuesday, Oct. 16th on BET. We were informed by management that our information and source was wrong.

While Joe Budden will not be coming out of retirement next week, he can be seen every week on Revolt in his new show, “State Of The Culture.”

 

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IamG Releases New EP, Serendipity Of Love http://thesource.com/2018/10/05/iamg-releases-new-ep-serendipity-of-love/ http://thesource.com/2018/10/05/iamg-releases-new-ep-serendipity-of-love/#respond Fri, 05 Oct 2018 20:38:18 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=469070 IamG began creating music his sophomore year while attending the Bandier Program at Syracuse University. Born in New York, IamG is not only influenced by Jay Z, Notorious B.I.G, and Run DMC, but also classic all-time greats such as Earth, Wind & Fire, Parliament Funkadelic and the Jackson 5. Expanding his fan base to over […]

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IamG began creating music his sophomore year while attending the Bandier Program at Syracuse University. Born in New York, IamG is not only influenced by Jay Z, Notorious B.I.G, and Run DMC, but also classic all-time greats such as Earth, Wind & Fire, Parliament Funkadelic and the Jackson 5.

Expanding his fan base to over 20 colleges and universities in the region, he was able to gain support from major college blogs, which quickly helped him receive nationwide exposure. He continues to generate a diehard fan following, both through his independently released music, and as a revered live performer. IamG opened for the likes of Wiz Khalifa, Big Sean and played to sold out crowds across the country on a nationwide tour with Mike Stud.

The Bandier graduate is taking his grind to the next level with the release of his latest Single “Catch A Lick” for Universal Studio’s movie “The First Purge”, surpassing 1 Million streams. He has just release his latest EP “Serendipity of Love” inspired from his Jamaican roots, and has a special feature from Grammy Award Winner Eric Bellinger. IamG is ready to reach a wider audience with his creative writing skills, and his ear for crafting tracks that are stripped-back yet explosive.

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Federal Judge Dismisses 50 Cent’s Case Against Rick Ross for Using ‘In Da Club’ Beat http://thesource.com/2018/10/04/federal-judge-dismisses-50-cents-case-against-rick-ross-for-using-in-da-club-beat/ http://thesource.com/2018/10/04/federal-judge-dismisses-50-cents-case-against-rick-ross-for-using-in-da-club-beat/#respond Thu, 04 Oct 2018 20:25:58 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=468469 50 Cent has patched it up with some foes, Rick Ross has done so as well. But don’t ever expect the two bosses to be cool. Their beef has been on wax but also in court as 50 sued Rozay over the use of his “In Da Club” beat back on the 2015 Renzel Remixes […]

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50 Cent has patched it up with some foes, Rick Ross has done so as well. But don’t ever expect the two bosses to be cool. Their beef has been on wax but also in court as 50 sued Rozay over the use of his “In Da Club” beat back on the 2015 Renzel Remixes project. Ross continues to prove he is one who is Teflon to the moves by 50 as the case has been dismissed by a federal judge.

TMZ reports that 50 sued Ross stating he had no rights to the instrumental. In actuality, neither does 50, as the copyright and masters belong to Shady/Aftermath rendering the suit void.

This isn’t the first time that Rozay and 50 beef has reached the courtroom. In 2015 50 had to drop $7 million in a judgment to the mother of Rozay’s child for leaking her sex tape online.

The two are back to business as usual with Ross promoting Meek Mill’s new magazine covers and 50 Cent posting a chess piece in a series of posts with his Instagram return. Could he be plotting more?

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[Watch] Can’t Knock The Hustle: Is Dame Dash Cooking Up Heat for Kanye? http://thesource.com/2018/10/04/watch-cant-knock-the-hustle-is-dame-dash-cooking-up-heat-for-kanye/ http://thesource.com/2018/10/04/watch-cant-knock-the-hustle-is-dame-dash-cooking-up-heat-for-kanye/#respond Thu, 04 Oct 2018 18:36:18 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=468448 Damon Dash has like 30 different grinds. Author, director, music executive, actor, historian, art curator, reality star, fashion designer, father, YouTuber, influencer, publisher, movie guy, professional wilding-outter, visionary and yep… you guessed it… producer. Producer sounds like a new title, but it is not. When you check out his discography, Dame has been listed as […]

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Damon Dash has like 30 different grinds.

Author, director, music executive, actor, historian, art curator, reality star, fashion designer, father, YouTuber, influencer, publisher, movie guy, professional wilding-outter, visionary and yep… you guessed it… producer.

Producer sounds like a new title, but it is not. When you check out his discography, Dame has been listed as a producer on songs since 1992 for groups like Original Flavor and record labels Northwestside Records and of course Roc-A-Fella.  But did people really think he was responsible for cooking up music?

Apparently, he was. And apparently, he still is.

In a tweet posted by Kanye West, Dame Dash shares with the world new instrumentals from his lab. As he rocks out to the track, talks his usual stuff (they say it ain’t bragging if it’s true), he is heard offering the joint to one of his rapper friends.

“I’ma send you this beat. Don’t talk no sh*t talking about you ready to rap, have me cook some sh*t up, get in the lab…” He says as he bobs his head like the rap junkie he is, “F*ck all that dumb sh*t, I’m in the studio make another motherf*ckin record.”

 

While it is unclear what rapper he is talking about or if he is talking to ‘Ye, but what can be heard is some straight fire. Who do you think this beat is going to?

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Kanye West’s Adidas Sneaker Could Face a Ban by the NBA http://thesource.com/2018/10/02/kanye-wests-adidas-sneaker-could-face-a-ban-by-the-nba/ http://thesource.com/2018/10/02/kanye-wests-adidas-sneaker-could-face-a-ban-by-the-nba/#respond Tue, 02 Oct 2018 17:14:58 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=467974 In order for Yeezy to jump over the Jumpman on the basketball court, he will have to endure a battle with the NBA. ESPN reports the Yeezy basketball sneaker would be banned by the League due to a reflective material that is found on the heel of the shoe. Industry sources state the reflective monochrome […]

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In order for Yeezy to jump over the Jumpman on the basketball court, he will have to endure a battle with the NBA. ESPN reports the Yeezy basketball sneaker would be banned by the League due to a reflective material that is found on the heel of the shoe.

Industry sources state the reflective monochrome piece is a distraction for both fans in attendance at games and those who are watching on TV.

For Kanye and Adidas, the ban could be a pain, especially since 300 samples of the sneaker was designed to get to this launch point.

With the season just a couple of weeks away, Donovan Mitchell, Brandon Ingram, John Wall and more were potentially available to wear the sneaker. Looks like Adidas may have to set up a backup plan.

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Sen. Lindsey Graham Compares Brett Kavanaugh to Dr. Bill Cosby http://thesource.com/2018/09/28/sen-lindsey-graham-compares-brett-kavanaugh-to-dr-bill-cosby/ http://thesource.com/2018/09/28/sen-lindsey-graham-compares-brett-kavanaugh-to-dr-bill-cosby/#respond Fri, 28 Sep 2018 12:55:08 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=467343 In an outraged reprimand during The Senate Judiciary Committee hearing aimed to get testimony from Judge Brett Kavanaugh in regards to the alleged sexual assault of Prof. Christine Blasey Ford, Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham from South Carolina invoked Bill Cosby’s name. The Democrats were drilling Kavanaugh after a very convincing Dr. Blasey Ford gave her […]

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In an outraged reprimand during The Senate Judiciary Committee hearing aimed to get testimony from Judge Brett Kavanaugh in regards to the alleged sexual assault of Prof. Christine Blasey Ford, Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham from South Carolina invoked Bill Cosby’s name.

The Democrats were drilling Kavanaugh after a very convincing Dr. Blasey Ford gave her side of the story. But the OG Republican, came forward in utter disgust saying that the proceedings were unfair and even comparing it to “hell.”

“I think that every woman who’s ever known Brett Kavanaugh has vouched for him being a good guy, everybody that I know that’s worked with him says he’s a fine man. I don’t think he’s a Bill Cosby, I think he’s a good decent guy,” said The Senator. He continued, “If you expect me to believe that Brett Kavanaugh was a serial rapist when he was sophomore, junior in high school, and he stopped and never did it again, you expect me to believe that any reasonable person would go to 10 parties where people were drugged and raped and not tell anybody it, I don’t believe it.”

Shots fired at the man that used to be “America’s Dad.”

Earlier this week, Dr. Cosby was sentenced to three to five years in prison for drugging and molesting a woman.  Almost 14 years after he gave Andrea Constand pills, the 81-year-old was found guilty by a jury of his peers last April for sexually violating the former Temple University employee, in his Philadelphia home in 2004. He was also convicted of three counts of aggravated indecent assault.

Brett Kavanaugh is still considered innocent until he is put on trial… but you know… it does not look good for homeboy.

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Joe Budden and Cyn Santana to Return to ‘Love and Hip Hop’ http://thesource.com/2018/09/28/joe-budden-cyn-santana-love-and-hip-hop/ http://thesource.com/2018/09/28/joe-budden-cyn-santana-love-and-hip-hop/#respond Fri, 28 Sep 2018 09:00:04 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=467407 Everywhere you look right now you can see Joe Budden. Rather it is on Revolt with his State of the Culture show, Spotify with his podcast or via his own platforms, Joe is some of everywhere. Add VH1 to the list as he and his bae Cyn Santana will be returning to Love & Hip-Hop: […]

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Everywhere you look right now you can see Joe Budden. Rather it is on Revolt with his State of the Culture show, Spotify with his podcast or via his own platforms, Joe is some of everywhere. Add VH1 to the list as he and his bae Cyn Santana will be returning to Love & Hip-Hop: New York.

Variety report the two will return to Love and Hip-Hop for the first time since 2014. The season featuring the two will kick off on November 26 and for the first time, the two will share a storyline. Previously they dated other people: Santana dated Erica Mena, while Jose dated Tahiry Jose.

Joining the Hip-Hop couple will be another couple in Remy Ma and Papoose, Kimbella and Juelz Santana, Maino, Yandy, Rich Dollaz, Juju and Safaree who seemingly is on the show for every city they film in.

Welcome back Joe and Cyn!

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HBO Is Getting Out Of The Boxing Game, Last Fight To Be Televised in December http://thesource.com/2018/09/27/hbo-is-getting-out-of-the-boxing-game-last-fight-to-be-televised-in-december/ http://thesource.com/2018/09/27/hbo-is-getting-out-of-the-boxing-game-last-fight-to-be-televised-in-december/#respond Thu, 27 Sep 2018 19:41:17 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=466775 It’s truly an end of an era over at HBO. On Thursday afternoon, HBO announced that after December they will no longer cover boxing. HBO has covered 1,111 fights in its 45 years of boxing broadcasting. Upon investigation, the network has no boxing coverage scheduled beyond the middleweight title fight between Daniel Jacobs and Sergiy Derevyanchenko at Madison Square […]

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It’s truly an end of an era over at HBO. On Thursday afternoon, HBO announced that after December they will no longer cover boxing.

HBO has covered 1,111 fights in its 45 years of boxing broadcasting.

Upon investigation, the network has no boxing coverage scheduled beyond the middleweight title fight between Daniel Jacobs and Sergiy Derevyanchenko at Madison Square Garden on Oct. 27th. This event plans to close out coverage at the end of 2018.

“Boxing has been part of our heritage for decades. During that time, the sport has undergone a transformation.  It is now widely available on a host of networks and streaming services,” HBO said in a statement. “There is more boxing than ever being televised and distributed.  In some cases, this programming is very good.  But from an entertainment point of view, it’s not unique. Going forward in 2019, we will be pivoting away from programming live boxing on HBO.”

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Disney Cops a Plea After Anika Noni Rose Gets the Strap http://thesource.com/2018/09/26/disney-cops-a-plea-after-anika-noni-rose-gets-the-strap/ http://thesource.com/2018/09/26/disney-cops-a-plea-after-anika-noni-rose-gets-the-strap/#respond Wed, 26 Sep 2018 17:31:54 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=467098 By: Leslie Monet What goes down in the DM’s doesn’t always stay there and this time it’s for the greater good. The first ever black Disney princess, played by none other than Tony-Award winner Anika Noni Rose, bore the burden of protecting the blackness her character so beautifully depicted in the classic animation feature, The […]

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By: Leslie Monet

What goes down in the DM’s doesn’t always stay there and this time it’s for the greater good. The first ever black Disney princess, played by none other than Tony-Award winner Anika Noni Rose, bore the burden of protecting the blackness her character so beautifully depicted in the classic animation feature, The Princess and the Frog.

After the trailer of Wreck-It Ralph 2 was released in June of this year, fans caught a whiff of the remarkably whiter version of the black princess and hit up Anika steadily; including via her DM’s on Instagram.  “Aside from my personal feelings, I noted how people felt online (and in my dms) and I was glad to see that people are still very much in love with and supportive of our Princess”, Rose disclosed to her followers.  However, assuming the politically correct role didn’t stop the Connecticut-born singer and actress from pulling up on Disney to address the issue face-to-’brown’-face.

During the meeting, Rose made clear to the animators the negative impact the drastic ‘tone and shape’ alterations of the original will have on admirers of Princess Tiana, writing:

“When we were making Princess and The Frog I’ll never forget Mark [the Princess and The Frog animator] asking me if there were any things I wished to see on her; and among the first things I said were a round nose, full lips, and that she be left handed.  He made certain to incorporate these things as he created my likeness as a Princess then…”

With assertion, Rose sparked flames and created change.  According to Rose, Disney gave a rebuttal explaining how “CGI animation did different things to the characters’ color tones in a different light compared to hand-drawn original characters”.  Computer-generated imagery or not, the problem got solved and the Princess is back like she never left.

 

 

 

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Timberwolves and Karl-Anthony Towns Agree to Super-Max Extension http://thesource.com/2018/09/24/timberwolves-and-karl-anthony-towns-agree-to-super-max-extension/ http://thesource.com/2018/09/24/timberwolves-and-karl-anthony-towns-agree-to-super-max-extension/#respond Mon, 24 Sep 2018 14:42:57 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=466446 Jimmy Butler is about to leave the Minnesota Timberwolves but superstar center Karl-Anthony Towns isn’t going anywhere for a while. Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports the T-Wolves have agreed with Towns on a super-max contract extension worth $190 million over the next five years. KAT had one year left on his rookie contract and the […]

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Jimmy Butler is about to leave the Minnesota Timberwolves but superstar center Karl-Anthony Towns isn’t going anywhere for a while. Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports the T-Wolves have agreed with Towns on a super-max contract extension worth $190 million over the next five years.

KAT had one year left on his rookie contract and the Western Conference team is not taking the chances on the young center bolting from the team.

“On June 25, 2015, I was drafted to and committed to the Minnesota Timberwolves. On September 22, 2018, I made a recommitment to the Wolves and have the same feelings of excitement that I felt back in 2015,” Towns said in a statement. “I promise to the fans, my teammates and the organization to keep the vision of the man who drafted me, Flip Saunders, alive and treat his dream of winning with respect and dignity. To the fans from Day One and the Timberwolves fans, this is for you. Thank you for believing in me.”

On the other side of the Timberwolves spectrum, Jimmy Butler is expected to be moved anytime now. head Coach and President of Basketball Operations Tom Thibodeau was expected to ignore the request of the all-star swingman to be traded, however, owner Glen Taylor has overruled that and told other GMs across the league to contact him directly to make a deal.

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Lil Wayne to be Presented with ‘I Am Hip Hop Award’ at 2018 BET Hip Hop Awards http://thesource.com/2018/09/20/lil-wayne-i-am-hip-hop/ http://thesource.com/2018/09/20/lil-wayne-i-am-hip-hop/#respond Thu, 20 Sep 2018 09:00:44 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=465820 Lil Wayne may is in the running for the Hip-Hop MVP of 2018. With becoming free from Cash Money, a new album on the way and more, Weezy is riding high. Adding to what is becoming a monumental year, the Young Money head honcho will receive the “I Am Hip Hop” Award at the 2018 […]

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Lil Wayne may is in the running for the Hip-Hop MVP of 2018. With becoming free from Cash Money, a new album on the way and more, Weezy is riding high. Adding to what is becoming a monumental year, the Young Money head honcho will receive the “I Am Hip Hop” Award at the 2018 BET Hip Hop Awards show.

The 2018 BET Hip Hop Awards will go down in Lil Wayne’s adopted home of Miami and will have DeRay Davis stepping in as host. Aside from the top prize of the evening, Drake is holding on to 11 nominations. Cardi B is not too far behind the 6ix God bringing in 10 nominations herself.

The 2018 BET Hip Hop Awards will be at The Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater on October 6 with them being available for your viewing pleasure on October 16 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. In the meantime, get ready for Tha Carter V!

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Young Thug Says He Will Never Talk To Kanye Again If He’s Not Featured On ‘Yandhi’ http://thesource.com/2018/09/18/young-thug-says-he-will-never-talk-to-kanye-again-if-hes-not-featured-on-yandhi/ http://thesource.com/2018/09/18/young-thug-says-he-will-never-talk-to-kanye-again-if-hes-not-featured-on-yandhi/#respond Wed, 19 Sep 2018 00:13:51 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=465442 It seems as if Young Thug and Kanye West have been in the studio together. Over the past two days, Kanye has shaken up social media with a number of big announcements. First, the 21-time Grammy Award winner confirmed his musical guest appearance on Saturday Night Live’s Season 44 opener on Sept. 29. In addition, […]

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It seems as if Young Thug and Kanye West have been in the studio together.

Over the past two days, Kanye has shaken up social media with a number of big announcements. First, the 21-time Grammy Award winner confirmed his musical guest appearance on Saturday Night Live’s Season 44 opener on Sept. 29. In addition, he visited Chance The Rapper’s “Open Mike” event in Chicago to announce their upcoming album, Good Ass Job. He also vowed to move back to Chicago and “never leave again.” While everyone thought that was it, Ye surprised us with one more announcement.

He posted artwork similar to 2013’s Yeezus, with the date 9.29.18 and title, Yandhi.

The post led many to assume a Yeezus 2. Well, Young Thug must know something that we don’t know. After catching wind of the post, Thugger took to Twitter to send Ye a message.

“If I’m not on #YANDHI I’m never talking to u again #OnGod,” said the Atlanta artist.

Thugger’s ultimatum may just convince Ye to put him in the upcoming project. This may be the best time because Ye is promoting love, peace, and collaboration. Although Thug has his own project dropping “very soon,” he wants to take full advantage of the moment. We have not witnessed any collabs from either artist. In 2016, Thugger released a song entitled “Kanye West” from his Jeffrey album, featuring Wycleaf Jean. One can assume that Ye and Thugger have collaborated on a number of unreleased tracks. This is common amongst artists. The “Jesus Walks” artist has yet to respond to Thugger, but like Thug, many are anticipating an appearance one of Kanye’s tracks. Who’s ready for this collab? One thing we can assume is that it’ll be met with high expectation and anticipation.

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Streets Da Don Releases ‘No Turning Back’ http://thesource.com/2018/09/17/streets-da-don-releases-no-turning-back/ http://thesource.com/2018/09/17/streets-da-don-releases-no-turning-back/#respond Mon, 17 Sep 2018 12:19:14 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=465568 Born and raised in Spanish Harlem Streets Da Don’s hustle mentality makes him a force to be reckoned with. Born July 27th, 1990 Streets decided from an early age that music would be something he wanted to pursue. Writing since grade school and recording at the age of 16, Streets felt music was his destiny. […]

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Born and raised in Spanish Harlem Streets Da Don’s hustle mentality makes him a force to be reckoned with. Born July 27th, 1990 Streets decided from an early age that music would be something he wanted to pursue. Writing since grade school and recording at the age of 16, Streets felt music was his destiny.

While many teenagers were being taken care of by their parents, Streets was out there taking care of business. Starting his company Self Made Millionaire Records at a mere age of 16 with the help of his brother, Streets embarked on a journey that would be forever.

Recently this past June, Streets released his Debut Project “No Turning Back” an 11 track Mixtape now streaming on all Digital Platforms. The lead single “No Turning Back” captivates Streets’ notion of just that, no turning back. He is at a point in life where looking back is not an option, with all the time and money invested he’s too busy looking ahead to further his business and music career.

Influenced by the lyricism of Tupac Streets’ sound derives from his real life struggle as a minority living in Spanish Harlem. If Streets had the opportunity to work with anyone in the game right now it would be 50 Cent, Lloyd Banks, Killa Cam, Cardi B, Chris Brown, Rhianna, and the Business Mogul Dame Dash.

Yes, Dame Dash, although not an artist Streets feels that Dash understands what it takes and means to be successful and can help provide the cement to lay down a strong foundation. No stranger to hard work Streets hopes to create and sustain a lavish lifestyle for him and his family. He hopes to create a time capsule of music that’ll speak to generations to come.

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This Weekend: Sesame Street Live! Let’s Party! http://thesource.com/2018/09/16/this-weekend-sesame-street-live-lets-party/ http://thesource.com/2018/09/16/this-weekend-sesame-street-live-lets-party/#respond Sun, 16 Sep 2018 04:01:08 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=465402 Summer is coming to a screeching halt but that doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy some spectacular family fun at Sesame Street Live! Let’s Party! Close out the summer with fun for the entire clan. This weekend at the Barclays in Brooklyn NY, Sesame Street Live! Let’s Party! presents the ultimate interactive show on one of the […]

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Summer is coming to a screeching halt but that doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy some spectacular family fun at Sesame Street Live! Let’s Party! Close out the summer with fun for the entire clan.

This weekend at the Barclays in Brooklyn NY, Sesame Street Live! Let’s Party! presents the ultimate interactive show on one of the most infamous streets in the universe.

Friday, September 21st through Sunday, September 23rd— sing-a-long to your favorite Sesame Street songs, and party with Oscar the Grouch, Cookie Monster, Big Bird, Abby, Super Grover and of course…Elmo!  Enjoy a magical show and bring your dancing shoes to party with your favorite furry friends.

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Kawhi Leonard Links Up With Kobe Bryant for a Workout http://thesource.com/2018/09/14/kawhi-leonard-links-up-with-kobe-bryant-for-a-workout/ http://thesource.com/2018/09/14/kawhi-leonard-links-up-with-kobe-bryant-for-a-workout/#respond Fri, 14 Sep 2018 22:55:38 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=464836 Kobe passes on the Mamba Mentality to Kawhi. Kobe Bryant has been working out with a number of current players. Earlier this week, the Lakers legend was seen shooting in the gym with WNBA all-star, Candace Parker and rookie, Gabby Williams. Earlier in the summer, he was seen working with Jayson Tatum. Bryant was a […]

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Kobe passes on the Mamba Mentality to Kawhi.

Kobe Bryant has been working out with a number of current players. Earlier this week, the Lakers legend was seen shooting in the gym with WNBA all-star, Candace Parker and rookie, Gabby Williams. Earlier in the summer, he was seen working with Jayson Tatum. Bryant was a renowned scorer throughout his 20-year career, mastering footwork and his pull up jump shot.

The Black Mamba ranks third on the NBA’s all-time leading scorers list. He continues to work with current players, and they are more than receptive to his feedback.

 

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Chance The Rapper Teaming Up With Lyft to Raise Money for Chicago Public Schools http://thesource.com/2018/09/14/chance-the-rapper-teaming-up-with-lyft-to-raise-money-for-chicago-public-schools/ http://thesource.com/2018/09/14/chance-the-rapper-teaming-up-with-lyft-to-raise-money-for-chicago-public-schools/#respond Fri, 14 Sep 2018 14:05:52 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=464770 Chance The Rapper took to Twitter earlier this week to announce his most recent initiative. He is teaming up with Lyft in partnership with his non-profit organization, Social Works, to help bring money to Chicago Public Schools. Chance stated: We’re teaming up with @lyft to encourage everyone to Round UP & Donate to support @ChiPubSchools […]

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Chance The Rapper took to Twitter earlier this week to announce his most recent initiative. He is teaming up with Lyft in partnership with his non-profit organization, Social Works, to help bring money to Chicago Public Schools. Chance stated:

For all Lyft riders who opt into Round Up & Donate, Lyft will round up the cost of each of their ride fares and donate it to the cause. Left has also agreed to match all donations made throughout the month of September. Riders do not have to be located in Chicago to participate.

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