The Source http://thesource.com Latest in Hip Hop, Entertainment, Sports and Film Mon, 24 Jun 2019 23:31:08 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.10 This Nike Air Max 1 Arrives Right On Time For Independence Day http://thesource.com/2019/06/24/nike-air-max-1-independence-day-cj4283-100/ http://thesource.com/2019/06/24/nike-air-max-1-independence-day-cj4283-100/#respond Mon, 24 Jun 2019 23:21:47 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=508725 The Fourth of July is just a week away, and everyone knows that you can’t pull up at the function without rocking a proper set of themed kicks. Thankfully, Nike has all your festive footwear needs on lock with a new Air Max 1 colorway designed specifically for Independence Day. The overall design incorporates the […]

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The Fourth of July is just a week away, and everyone knows that you can’t pull up at the function without rocking a proper set of themed kicks. Thankfully, Nike has all your festive footwear needs on lock with a new Air Max 1 colorway designed specifically for Independence Day.



The overall design incorporates the usual use of red, white and blue for a perfect patriotic finish, but this drop goes in a different route by utilizing the highly-debated Betsy Ross American flag design on the heel. As history goes, this was an early design for the official flag of the United States, with the circular star pattern signifying the original 13 colonies that declared independence in 1776 to create the USA as we know it today. Light grey overlays on the upper add a slight contrast in the design, and an all-black outsole also deflects from the Americana inspo to create something completely fresh. If you plan on keeping with the theme from head to toe come July 4th, these kicks are definitely a worthy option to get you from the cookout to the fireworks in style.

The Independence Day-themed Nike Air Max 1 hits select retailers and Nike SNKRS starting July 1 for $140 USD. Take a closer look below:

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Snoop Dogg Takes Home Best Gospel at 2019 BET Awards http://thesource.com/2019/06/24/snoop-dogg-gospel-bet/ http://thesource.com/2019/06/24/snoop-dogg-gospel-bet/#respond Mon, 24 Jun 2019 22:58:57 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=508713 Snoop Dogg won for the Best Gospel category last night at the 2019 BET Awards. His latest collection Snoop Dogg Presents Bible of Love features a Rance Allen-assisted single which took home the award for the Best Gospel/Inspirational Award. Similar to his Reincarnated album, released under the moniker Snoop Lion, the rap icon experimented outside […]

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Snoop Dogg won for the Best Gospel category last night at the 2019 BET Awards.

His latest collection Snoop Dogg Presents Bible of Love features a Rance Allen-assisted single which took home the award for the Best Gospel/Inspirational Award.

Similar to his Reincarnated album, released under the moniker Snoop Lion, the rap icon experimented outside of the Hip Hop genre with the Bible of Love. And apparently BET thinks the collection was good enough to win an award.

#BlackTwitter began reacting to Uncle Snoop’s recent victory.

Snoop Dogg was unable to accept the award himself because he reportedly skipped the award ceremony to attend Mike Epps’ wedding.

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A Supreme x Buju Banton Collab Is On The Way http://thesource.com/2019/06/24/supreme-buju-banton-collaboration-teaser/ http://thesource.com/2019/06/24/supreme-buju-banton-collaboration-teaser/#respond Mon, 24 Jun 2019 22:41:08 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=508714 Reggae legend Buju Banton has already extended his career into fashion, debuting his Everything BB brand back in April with a “Long Walk To Freedom” T-shirt collection. Now, he’s readying a big collaboration alongside the streetwear kings over at Supreme. View this post on Instagram Buju Banton for Supreme. 📹 @zevmagasis A post shared by […]

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Reggae legend Buju Banton has already extended his career into fashion, debuting his Everything BB brand back in April with a “Long Walk To Freedom” T-shirt collection. Now, he’s readying a big collaboration alongside the streetwear kings over at Supreme.


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The image above of Buju rocking a classic Box Logo Tee will more than likely be part of the brand’s signature T-Shirt series, which has featured the likes of Nas, Morrissey, Sade and the late great Prodigy amongst other music legends. However, the campaign video (seen above), shot in his native lands of Jamaica, hints at something greater coming from this highly-anticipated collaboration. We’ll just have to wait and see, but it should be dope nonetheless.

No word on when the Supreme x Buju Banton collaboration will be officially unveiled, but seeing as ‘Preme likes to drop on Thursdays it’s very likely that we’ll see an update as early as tomorrow AM. We’ll keep you guys updated once more info arrives.

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The Notorious B.I.G.’s Childhood Apt in Clinton Hill Is Now a $4K-Per-Month 3BR Rental http://thesource.com/2019/06/24/the-notorious-big-childhood-apt-clinton-hill-4k-per-month-3br-rental/ http://thesource.com/2019/06/24/the-notorious-big-childhood-apt-clinton-hill-4k-per-month-3br-rental/#respond Mon, 24 Jun 2019 21:38:30 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=508686 As the neighborhood of Clinton Hill, Brooklyn gathered a few weeks ago to honor The Notorious B.I.G. by officially renaming his old block as Christopher “Notorious B.I.G.” Wallace Way, it now looks like you’ll be able to actually live like the King of Brooklyn by renting the old apartment he famously rapped about on “Juicy.” […]

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As the neighborhood of Clinton Hill, Brooklyn gathered a few weeks ago to honor The Notorious B.I.G. by officially renaming his old block as Christopher “Notorious B.I.G.” Wallace Way, it now looks like you’ll be able to actually live like the King of Brooklyn by renting the old apartment he famously rapped about on “Juicy.”


(03/18/1997) An unforgettable moment during The Notorious B.I.G.’s funeral procession, as the undisputed King of Brooklyn is driven through his old Clinton Hill neighborhood one last time.
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The residence at 226 Saint James Place has been upgraded entirely since the days of it being a “one-room shack,” now boasting three bedrooms, a common roof deck, a library/den, common laundry and a bike room amongst other amenities.

Here’s how the full listing is described on compass.com, which unfortunately excludes any reference to its legendary former tenant:

“Amazing furnished three-bedroom home with additional den/office and separate dining room with best light is now available for rent in the desired neighborhood of Clinton Hill historic district.The limestone eight-unit condominium prewar building was recently renovated and maintains gorgeous pre-war details, like hardwood floors and high ceilings, The kitchen has been has granite countertops, stainless appliances and lots of storage. This home also features a windowed dining room and a spacious southeast facing living room with an additional office. The building offers laundry, bike storage, and a common garden with plantings and barbecue area . One block from the subway and convenient to shops, restaurants and all Clinton Hill has to offer. Sorry No pet.”

For the 972 square foot apartment that The Notorious B.I.G once called home, the listing is asking for $4,000 per month. Grab two of your most trusted rap fiend friends and you’ll be “living better now” in no time. Just make sure to pass the credit check.

Take a look below to see if shacking up in a piece of Hip-Hop history is worth the monthly rent:

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Keeping Up With The Drama: Kim K Shades the Career of Jordyn Woods http://thesource.com/2019/06/24/kim-kardashian-shades-jordyn-woods/ http://thesource.com/2019/06/24/kim-kardashian-shades-jordyn-woods/#respond Mon, 24 Jun 2019 21:23:11 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=508701 Words by Miggity Mike The shade of it all. Part 1 of the Keeping Up With The Kardashians Season 16 finale aired last night and all the tea was spilled regarding Tristan Thompson and Jordyn Woods’ late night LA randevú. Like always the Kardashians did not hold back any emotions regarding the situation and seemed […]

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The shade of it all. Part 1 of the Keeping Up With The Kardashians Season 16 finale aired last night and all the tea was spilled regarding Tristan Thompson and Jordyn Woods’ late night LA randevú. Like always the Kardashians did not hold back any emotions regarding the situation and seemed to be disgusted by Jordyn’s bottom of the barrel activity. While the controversy unfolds the Kardashians alluded to Jordyn Woods lying to Jada Pinkett Smith on Red Table Talk and reveal Tristan Thompson’s suicidal thoughts.

As we all know the Kardashians are super protective over each other and this situation was no different. Kim K was actually the most vocal about her views on the devastating betrayal and without hesitation, she vents, “She [Jordyn] provides for her whole family based on what you’ve given her.” Previously Jordyn’s been labeled for having an occupation as being “Kylie’s Best friend” and last night Kim finally called her out on owing her success to Kylie. It seems as if she’s been living off of her former best friend and, received modeling gigs from ironically enough Khloe Kardashian’s clothing brand Good American, and even collaborated with Kylie Cosmetics for a joint makeup line. Only time can tell if Jordyn will be able to remain successful in Hollywood without the assistance of her former billionaire bestie, especially now that she was forced to move out of Kylie’s $12 million Hidden Hills, California residence.

The Kardashians admitted to feeling blind sighted by the entire situation especially by someone who the family trusted. While Khloe was on the hunt for answers she shares Jordyn tried to avoid her and her stories had several discrepancies. When interrogating her ex Tristan Thompson he confessed to what happened between him and Jordyn. Tristan immediately felt deep regret and on last night’s episode Khloe revealed to Scott Disick that he texted her, “I want to kill myself.” Though safety is always a concern Khloe simply saw it as a cry for attention. I don’t know about you, but I’ll be getting my popcorn ready to watch more tea spill on the Part 2 Season Finale of KUWTK that airs June 30thon E!

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Meek Mill Promised to Send His Mother and Sister $1 Million in Drunken Text Message http://thesource.com/2019/06/24/meek-mill-promised-to-send-his-mother-and-sister-1-million-in-drunken-text-message/ http://thesource.com/2019/06/24/meek-mill-promised-to-send-his-mother-and-sister-1-million-in-drunken-text-message/#respond Mon, 24 Jun 2019 20:51:09 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=508637 Meek Mill had to double check his text messages after an event filled, a celebratory weekend at the BET Awards. The awards weekend was jammed packed with festivities leading up to the award show. Meek took the stage at BET’s LA Live Experience, joining a superstar line-up that included Cardi B, City Girls, Mary J […]

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Meek Mill had to double check his text messages after an event filled, a celebratory weekend at the BET Awards. The awards weekend was jammed packed with festivities leading up to the award show. Meek took the stage at BET’s LA Live Experience, joining a superstar line-up that included Cardi B, City Girls, Mary J Blige and more.

During the show, Meek hit the stage with DJ Khaled for a rendition of both “Weather The Storm”  and “You Stay.” Meek Mill and Khaled were joined by Jeremih and Lil Baby. The song is certainly a standout on Khaled’s Father of Asahd. After the performances, Meek enjoyed the rest of the show from his seat. You can expect the drinks were flowing after that.

The “Going Bad” rapper shared that he got so drunk he pledged to send both his mother and his sister $1 million apiece. Talk about balling out.

From the time of the tweet, it is no telling when exactly Meek Mill sent out the text. All we know is he quickly retracted the context of the message after realizing what he had done. Although he won’t give them one million, he’s going to gift them with “heavy” bag.

The Dreamchasers head honcho also debuted his upcoming documentary, Free Meek during the award show as wellThe Jay-Z produced documentary explores the rapper’s personal encounters with injustice as a black man within the broken judicial system. After battling with the courts, it was reported that Meek will be granted a new trial earlier this month.

“Make me feel like all that pain was worth it if I can inspire people from it,” he tweeted out following the premiere of the trailer.

Free Meek is set to release on August 9, exclusively on Amazon Prime Videos.

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City Girls’ JT to be Release From Jail Within 90 Days http://thesource.com/2019/06/24/city-girls-jt-to-be-release-from-jail-within-90-days/ http://thesource.com/2019/06/24/city-girls-jt-to-be-release-from-jail-within-90-days/#respond Mon, 24 Jun 2019 20:47:40 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=508672 City Girls has been riding a massive wave of success within the past year. The femcee duo released their debut album Girl Code in November 2018. The debut saw success with singles “Twerk” and the summer anthem “Act Up.” The Cardi B assisted “Twerk” is already certified platinum and there is no doubt that the follow […]

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City Girls has been riding a massive wave of success within the past year. The femcee duo released their debut album Girl Code in November 2018. The debut saw success with singles “Twerk” and the summer anthem “Act Up.” The Cardi B assisted “Twerk” is already certified platinum and there is no doubt that the follow up will do the same. Since last January, Yung Miami has held the group down, while her partner, JT was locked up. JT, whose birth name is Jatavia Johnson, pled guilty to credit card fraud last June.

Yung Miami took the stage to represent City Girls during the BET Live Experience. Fans received some amazing news over the weekend.

According to Quality Control founder and CEO, Pierre “Pee” Thomas, fans can expect JT to be home within the next 90 days.

The news came as a shock to many because JT was not expected to be released unit 2020. Unlike the hit single, JT has yet to “Act Up” while in jail. Apparently, her good behavior has worked in her favor and the duo will be at full strength sooner than later.

Yung Miami  recently shared that she is expecting her 2nd child with her Chicago producer, Southside. She took to Instagram earlier this month to break the news to her fans.

“Pregnancy is a beautiful thing and life-changing, so I can not wait to see what the future has in store for the City Girls,” said Yung Miami. “This is my personal life and it is what it is! PERIOD.”

 

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Kid Capri and Member of Kappa Alpha Psi Argue Over Que Dawg Anthem “Atomic Dog” http://thesource.com/2019/06/24/kid-capri-kappa-alpha-psi/ http://thesource.com/2019/06/24/kid-capri-kappa-alpha-psi/#respond Mon, 24 Jun 2019 20:35:53 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=508665 Celebrity DJ Kid Capri is usually one of the most requested party djs on the scene. In fact, getting Capri to fit you into his schedule is coup in itself. So, surely when the members of the Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity hired Kid for a party they thought they were in for a treat. What […]

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Celebrity DJ Kid Capri is usually one of the most requested party djs on the scene. In fact, getting Capri to fit you into his schedule is coup in itself.

So, surely when the members of the Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity hired Kid for a party they thought they were in for a treat. What they got, we are sure was a treat but it most certainly was hilarious. While no date is none of this clip and the particular event is not certain, the caption states that the Def Comedy Jam dj played “Atomic Dog” by George Clinton. This particular song is usually associated with another fraternity, Omega Psi Phi (Ques). One of the Kappas, according to the write up on Facebook about the incident, was outraged and took him playing the song as a disrespect.

Capri, who is not Greek and possibly is ignorant of Black Fraternity culture, allegedly said that he “something special for them and he was going to play their song” and commenced to play what is seen as the unofficial Que Dawg anthem.

Kid Capri played the Atomic Dog for The Kappa's. He told them that he had something special for them and he was going to play their song . A guy went to the stage complaining about him playing the song . Kid Capri said , "Do we have a problem? I dont have this problem at my other shows. I do this world wide. If you dont like the song then dont listen to it. Don't come up here coaching me because you got your tight suit on ! You will not disrespect me ! I dont care how old you are!"The guy told Kid Capri that he had a problem. I saw Kid Capri perform in Auba on my birthday and at the RBRM concert in Philadelphia and he did an amazing job. He connected with the audience very well. Both events were drama free . He was very friendly. Greeks vs nongreeks will have different views about this situation. What are your thoughts ? #KappaTakeOver2019 #GreekLife #KidCapri #AtomicDog #kappa #D9 Was the guy wrong ? Do you think that Kid Capri overreacted?

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Apparently, a Kappa went to the dj booth and voiced his opinion on the song selection.

And then this is what happened….

Kid Capri said , “Hey come here. Do we have a problem?”

The Kappa said, “No, we don’t have no problem. You have a problem.”

KC: “I don’t have problem.”

Kappa: “This a Kappa party.”

KC: Check this out. I came here to play for you. I will end this sh*t right here. I’m not going to go for the disrespect.”

There was a lot of back and forth, but KC was clear with the Crimson and Cream brother: He was the dj for the night and he did not need anyone edging him on. Other fraternity brothers tried to keep the party going, but it only took one shimming Nupe to set Capri off again.

KC: “I’m not gonna tolerate no disrespect from nobody. You don’t like the song, don’t listen  to it. But you ain’t gonna come up here to keep coaching me like I don’t know what I am doing. I do this for a living, got that? I do it for real worldwide. Don’t come up here coaching me because you got your tight suit on! You will not disrespect me!”

#KappaTakeOver2019 #GreekLife #KidCapri #AtomicDog #kappa #D9

Was the guy wrong ?

 

 

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The Estate of 2Pac and Other UMG Artists Are Suing Over Master Recordings Destroyed in ’08 Warehouse Fire http://thesource.com/2019/06/24/the-estate-of-2pac-and-other-umg-artists-are-suing-over-master-recordings-destroyed-in-08-warehouse-fire/ http://thesource.com/2019/06/24/the-estate-of-2pac-and-other-umg-artists-are-suing-over-master-recordings-destroyed-in-08-warehouse-fire/#respond Mon, 24 Jun 2019 20:25:57 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=508659 The original report detailing the 2008 fire at Universal Studios that ruined some of the “most historically significant material owned by UMG,” according to The New York Times, has rocked the music industry for weeks now. In a developing update, it looks like estates and attorneys for many artists under Universal Music Group, one in […]

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The original report detailing the 2008 fire at Universal Studios that ruined some of the “most historically significant material owned by UMG,” according to The New York Times, has rocked the music industry for weeks now. In a developing update, it looks like estates and attorneys for many artists under Universal Music Group, one in particular being the estate of late rap legend Tupac Shakur, are suing for damages to master recordings that were forever ruined on what the Times calls “The Day the Music Burned.”


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Filing along with the reps for 2Pac include the estates of Tom Petty, Soundgarden, Hole and Steve Earle, with the lawsuit seeking “50% of any settlement proceeds and insurance payments received by UMG for the loss of the Master Recordings, and 50% of any remaining loss of value not compensated by such settlement proceeds and insurance payments” according to information obtained by Variety.

Take a look at a more detailed explanation of what the lawsuit is claiming to be negligence on the belalf of UMG, via Variety:

“UMG did not protect the Master Recordings that were entrusted to it,” the lawsuit reads. “It did not take ‘all reasonable steps to make sure they are not damaged, abused, destroyed, wasted, lost or stolen,’ and it did not ‘speak[] up immediately [when it saw] abuse or misuse’ of assets,” it continues, quoting statements from the company’s website. “Instead, UMG stored the Master Recordings embodying Plaintiffs’ musical works in an inadequate, substandard storage warehouse located on the backlot of Universal Studios that was a known firetrap. The Master Recordings embodying Plaintiffs’ musical works stored in that warehouse were completely destroyed in a fire on June 1, 2008.

“UMG did not speak up immediately or even ever inform its recording artists that the Master Recordings embodying their musical works were destroyed. In fact, UMG concealed the loss with false public statements such as that ‘we only lost a small number of tapes and other material by obscure artists from the 1940s and 50s.’ To this day, UMG has failed to inform Plaintiffs that their Master Recordings were destroyed in the Fire.”

The number of destroyed master recordings is said to clock in at around half a million, which includes works from artists like Chuck Berry — his Chess masters and multitrack masters that include work with Muddy Waters, Bo Diddley, Etta James and others were all destroyed — Aretha Franklin’s first commercially-released material, all of Buddy Holly’s masters and singles/albums by Eric B. and Rakim, Queen Latifah, Mary J. Blige, Janet Jackson and other contemporary artists have all been affected. While we definitely applauded UMG not too long ago for plans to remaster old music videos, we really hope they can find a way to make this situation right.

Do you see these artists getting justice for their loss masters? Let us know your thoughts over on Facebook and Twitter.

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Meek Mill Takes His Fight For Prison Reform to Amazon Prime Video With Jay-Z-Produced ‘Free Meek’ Docuseries http://thesource.com/2019/06/24/meek-mill-amazon-prime-video-free-meek-docuseries/ http://thesource.com/2019/06/24/meek-mill-amazon-prime-video-free-meek-docuseries/#respond Mon, 24 Jun 2019 18:48:13 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=508648 “Let this be known today: Meek Mill has dedicated himself to justice reform and making sure that people that don’t belong in prison is not [sic] in m*********ing prison.” Those are the words that open up the trailer for Meek Mill’s new docuseries titled Free Meek on Amazon Prime Video, and it isn’t hard to […]

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“Let this be known today: Meek Mill has dedicated himself to justice reform and making sure that people that don’t belong in prison is not [sic] in m*********ing prison.”

Those are the words that open up the trailer for Meek Mill’s new docuseries titled Free Meek on Amazon Prime Video, and it isn’t hard to tell that he means every word of what he’s saying. Thankfully we’ll now be able to see every step in his unfortunate experience with law, starting from his days as an aspiring young rapper surviving in the “slums” of Philadelphia.

 

With Jay-Z on board as Executive Producer, the upcoming docuseries takes a hard look at Meek’s life after being convicted for a crime that led to an 11-year-long probation sentence. As his star rose in the rap world, so did his public run-ins with the law, which is broken down in a way that truly makes us question how much justice is actually in the judicial system, or more importantly who is it built to give justice to exactly. The six-part documentary will feature interviews with some of Meek’s closest colleagues, in addition to Hov, political activist Van Jones and even Meek himself. Overall, it’s sure to be an eye-opening viewing experience that we’ll definitely be tuning into later this summer.

Free Meek‘ premieres on Amazon Prime Video starting August 9. Peep the trailer above.

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‘Ma’am, I’m not asking for your vote!’ Presidential Candidate Mayor Pete Responds To Woman Who Probes Him On Engaging The Black Vote http://thesource.com/2019/06/24/mayor-pete-black-vote/ http://thesource.com/2019/06/24/mayor-pete-black-vote/#respond Mon, 24 Jun 2019 18:31:39 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=508635 When Rep. Marcia Fudge (D-OH), the former chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus, told The Daily Beast  that she didn’t know if Mayor Pete had a least “one Black person out of Indiana that supports him,” was that a red whistle to her supporters to take a serious look at the social politics of this […]

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When Rep. Marcia Fudge (D-OH), the former chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus, told The Daily Beast  that she didn’t know if Mayor Pete had a least “one Black person out of Indiana that supports him,” was that a red whistle to her supporters to take a serious look at the social politics of this popular presidential candidate?

Perhaps.

She might have been responding to how he quipped back to a Black woman in the city that he governs over.

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In his city, the police shot a Black man, and the African-American community was up in arms over it.  The shooting opened up wounds that were had long plagued the city. Upon his return from campaigning, he was confronted with with high emotions regarding race relations and his municipal responsibilities to the people he was elected to serve. One Black woman asked him about his desire to persuade African-American voters to help get elected. Noting that he is not doing a great job so far, she said “You’re running for president and you want Black people to vote for you?” the woman said. “That’s not going to happen.”

Mayor Pete responded by saying “Ma’am, I’m not asking for your vote!”

Rep. Fudge believes indeed that the young and aspirational candidate, who as an openly gay candidate will face his own levels of discrimination is missing the mark, saying that his remarks are indicative of a certain level of  “arrogance” and “entitlement.”

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Rat Falls From Ceiling Onto Woman’s Table at Buffalo Wild Wings http://thesource.com/2019/06/24/rat-falls-from-ceiling-onto-womans-table-at-buffalo-wild-wings/ http://thesource.com/2019/06/24/rat-falls-from-ceiling-onto-womans-table-at-buffalo-wild-wings/#respond Mon, 24 Jun 2019 17:52:01 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=508641 A Houston woman visiting California got an unwelcome addition to her meal this past week when a rat fell from the ceiling onto her table as she was eating at Buffalo Wild Wings. Alisha Norman was watching the U.S. Women’s Soccer game and eating at the restaurant in Westchester, Los Angeles when she stated that she […]

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A Houston woman visiting California got an unwelcome addition to her meal this past week when a rat fell from the ceiling onto her table as she was eating at Buffalo Wild Wings.

Alisha Norman was watching the U.S. Women’s Soccer game and eating at the restaurant in Westchester, Los Angeles when she stated that she heard a noise in the ceiling (the restaurant and surrounding structures are currently under construction).

In an interview with Los Angeles television station, KTRK, she said “I heard a noise, and we all looked up, and down came the rat. It was disgusting, it was still alive. Its heart was still beating.”

She took a photo of the rat lying on the menu, which she then shared on social media.

She said that a manager came by and scooped it up with two plates before taking it away and comping her party’s bill.

Rats around food are a serious health threat. According to the Indiana Department of Health, “Rats eat large amounts of food, and they contaminate even more with their urine, feces, and hair. At least 20 percent of the world’s food is eaten or contaminated by rats and mice each year. Worse, they spread the disease to humans and other animals through their bite, by transporting fleas, lice, mites and ticks, and by leaving their droppings in food and other materials that humans contact. Rodents are vectors for bubonic plague, rat bite fever, leptospirosis, hantavirus, trichinosis, infectious jaundice, rat mite dermatitis, salmonellosis, pulmonary fever, and typhus. Mice have been linked to asthma.”

The restaurant closed following the incident and will reportedly remain closed until it has been cleared by the appropriate authorities.

No word on whether she left a Yelp review, but she did sit that, “I’m feeling like I’m done with Buffalo Wild Wings.”

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Nipsey Hussle Receives Tribute, Wins Best Male Hip-Hop at 2019 BET Awards http://thesource.com/2019/06/24/nipsey-hussle-receives-tribute-wins-best-male-hip-hop-at-2019-bet-awards/ http://thesource.com/2019/06/24/nipsey-hussle-receives-tribute-wins-best-male-hip-hop-at-2019-bet-awards/#respond Mon, 24 Jun 2019 17:49:15 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=508645 Nipsey Hussle was the winner of the Male Hip-Hop of the year award at the 2019 BET Awards. The show also celebrated his life with a tribute featuring YG, DJ Khaled and more. Marsha Ambrosius sparked the tribute with a performance of “Real Big,” followed by YG’s performance of “Last Time I Checc’d.” The tribute […]

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Nipsey Hussle was the winner of the Male Hip-Hop of the year award at the 2019 BET Awards. The show also celebrated his life with a tribute featuring YG, DJ Khaled and more.

Marsha Ambrosius sparked the tribute with a performance of “Real Big,” followed by YG’s performance of “Last Time I Checc’d.” The tribute was finished with “Higher,” the collaboration with DJ Khaled and John Legend from the Father of Asahd album.

In addition to the tribute performances, there was a video tribute that featured messages from Snoop Dogg, Ava DuVernay, Los Angeles Councilman Marqueece Harris-Dawson and more.

Before the  performance, Nipsey Hussle was honored with the 2019 Humanitarian Award, which was accepted Lauren London who addressed the crowd: “I just want to thank you guys for all of the love and support and the marathon continues again.”

You can see the acceptance of the award below.

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J. Cole, Kendrick Lamar and Travis Scott to Headline ‘Day N Vegas’ Festival http://thesource.com/2019/06/24/j-cole-kendrick-lamar-and-travis-scott-to-headline-day-n-vegas-festival/ http://thesource.com/2019/06/24/j-cole-kendrick-lamar-and-travis-scott-to-headline-day-n-vegas-festival/#respond Mon, 24 Jun 2019 17:36:59 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=508640 Move over Rolling Loud? The Day N Vegas festival is appearing to challenge the Miami-originated festival as the go-to host for all in one Hip-Hop. The three-day run is set to be headlined by J.Cole on Friday, Travis Scott on Saturday and concludes with Kendrick Lamar on Sunday. Making this line up one of the […]

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Move over Rolling Loud? The Day N Vegas festival is appearing to challenge the Miami-originated festival as the go-to host for all in one Hip-Hop. The three-day run is set to be headlined by J.Cole on Friday, Travis Scott on Saturday and concludes with Kendrick Lamar on Sunday.

Making this line up one of the most stacked seen so far are Miguel, 6lack, Summer Walker, Lil Uzi Vert, Juice WRLD, Megan Thee Stallion, Saba, Dreezy and more on Friday. Flanking La Flame on Saturday are Migos, 21 Savage, Lil Baby, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, Lil Was X, Da Baby, Blueface and more. Closing out Sunday with K.Dot is Tyler, the creator, ScHoolboy!, Smino, Isaiah Rashad, Ab-Soul and more.

The tickets are available on June 28. Three-day general admission tickets start at $299 plus fees and range to $899 plus fees for the super VIP package spanning the entire weekend.

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Anthony Davis Signs New Chip Deal With Ruffles http://thesource.com/2019/06/24/anthony-davis-signs-new-chip-deal-with-ruffles/ http://thesource.com/2019/06/24/anthony-davis-signs-new-chip-deal-with-ruffles/#respond Mon, 24 Jun 2019 17:15:20 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=508613 Let the endorsements begin. Ruffles and Anthony Davis have announced an exciting partnership and collaboration. The NBA superstar and the crinkle-cut chip brand team up to create a custom grand prize Ruffles Ridge LX2 sneaker. Fans can take home this limited edition sneaker by simply purchasing a bag of Ruffles and entering the code for […]

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Let the endorsements begin.

Ruffles and Anthony Davis have announced an exciting partnership and collaboration. The NBA superstar and the crinkle-cut chip brand team up to create a custom grand prize Ruffles Ridge LX2 sneaker.

Fans can take home this limited edition sneaker by simply purchasing a bag of Ruffles and entering the code for a chance to win other prizes, leading up to the grand prize of the sneaker. It is safe to say that Davis is living his best life. He will certainly receive a warm welcome in his newest home of Los Angeles.

The NBA superstar purchased a home in Los Angeles last summer and expressed his interest in rocking the purple and gold during the 2018-19 season. After being traded to the Los Angeles Lakers last weekend, Davis will team up to play with LeBron James. James and Davis are no strangers to each other. The two won a gold medal in the 2012 London Olympics Games. At the time, Davis had yet to play an NBA game but was fresh off a National Championship at the University of Kentucky.

Anthony Davis will work to join a legacy of the great big men that have donned the purple and gold, such as Kareem Abdul-Jabar, Shaquille O’Neal and Wilt Chamberlin. Each of the three Hall of Famers has gone to win at least one NBA title. Kareem helped the Lakers win 5 titles in the 80s, while Shaq and Kobe led the infamous 3 peat to begin the new millennium.

Davis will have some big shoes to fill, but there is no doubt he will be ready for the challenge. Until then, check out his latest collab with the official chip of the NBA.

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New York State Deconstructs Private Prisons; Becomes First State To Make Move http://thesource.com/2019/06/24/new-york-state-private-prisons/ http://thesource.com/2019/06/24/new-york-state-private-prisons/#respond Mon, 24 Jun 2019 15:48:51 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=508628 According to Sentenceproject.org, in 2016 there were 128,063 people incarcerated in private prisons in the United States. This totals up to 8.5% of the total federal and state prison population in the nation. Over the last two decades, this number has increased over 50% and most of those people are Black and Brown.  It is […]

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According to Sentenceproject.org, in 2016 there were 128,063 people incarcerated in private prisons in the United States. This totals up to 8.5% of the total federal and state prison population in the nation. Over the last two decades, this number has increased over 50% and most of those people are Black and Brown.  It is not just a form of penal retribution, but is come up for private industry. Folk are caking out from this legalized for of slavery.

It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to know that something sounds fishy. After the Obama administration ended and the Trump reign came into the power, the numbers in private prisons have hit the roof. But the state of New York has stepped up and taken a stand to stop corporate exploitation done in these private institutions of “reform.”

According to Forbes, there are three steps that they have made that revolutionizes how politicians have looked and prison industrial complex, one system that has been broken since the birth of the nation.

The first action is to prohibit private prisons from operating within the state. Since 2007, Assembly member Ortiz and State Senator Nozzolio introduced a bill entitled A 4484-B / S4118 that made New York a unicorn in this space. Along with two other states, The Empire State does not allow the operation of private prisons within the state prison systems- thou some contracts are still allotted to some companies. The bill states the following: “in the effort forced upon state and local governments to cut operating costs, some are turning to the privatization of prisons. Inevitably, hungry, bottom line adventurers appear ready to take the public money.”

The second action is to divest state pension funds from CoreCivic and GEO Group, the largest private prison companies in the nation. Last year New York State, under the supervision of state comptroller Thomas DiNapoli and the push of Harlem senator, Brian Benjamin, pulled $10 million from the aforementioned companies for having these private prisons.

The third action happened a few weeks ago. The State Senate passed  Bill S5433.    This bill prohibits NY State-chartered banks from “investing in and providing financing to private prisons.”

Senator Benjamin noted in introducing the bill, in front of a Bank of America branch, “ The goal is to starve private prisons of capital. My constituents do not put their hard-earned savings in a bank like the one we are standing in front of today expecting that those funds will be used to finance mass incarceration. Whether through organizing and community pressure, or tools like the bill I am announcing here today, we can and we must bring an end to private prisons.”

Everyone is banking on this Governor Cuomo to make this bill a law. By doing so, he would be the first governor to make such a strong statement against the private prison industry.

NYS pols ain’t playing. DiNapoli blasted a Bank of America:

“Private prisons built a billion dollar business by capitalizing on human suffering – and Bank of America is complicit. The industry is not just inhumane, it’s a huge risk financially. That’s why we in New York City took a stand and became the first public pension fund in the country to divest from the abhorrent industry. We’ve shown that divesting from private prisons is the right and smart thing to do. Bank of America should follow our lead – now.”

Corporations and lobbyists invested in these prisons are not going down without a fight… just like southern states didn’t go down without a fight with slavery.

Private prison lobbyists are sure to work to try and hinder this bill with all their might. But Senator Benjamin is just as committed to working for the success of this potential law, “We sometimes forget that local government can truly make a difference. I hope that our work in New York to support a transition to a justice system focused on serving people, not making profits, inspires other states to take action — whether through divestment, or by similarly limiting bank financing.”

 

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Mary J. Blige Honored with Lifetime Achievement Award at 2019 BET Awards http://thesource.com/2019/06/24/mary-j-blige-honored-with-lifetime-achievement-award-at-2019-bet-awards/ http://thesource.com/2019/06/24/mary-j-blige-honored-with-lifetime-achievement-award-at-2019-bet-awards/#respond Mon, 24 Jun 2019 14:32:20 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=508625 One of the best moments of the 2019 BET Awards was Mary J. Blige being honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award. The honor was presented by Rihanna who highlighted the efforts of the Queen of Hip-Hop Soul. “Happy Mary, Sad Mary, No More Drama Mary, Dancing Mary—we’re here for all of it,” Rihanna said. “Mary […]

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One of the best moments of the 2019 BET Awards was Mary J. Blige being honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award. The honor was presented by Rihanna who highlighted the efforts of the Queen of Hip-Hop Soul.

“Happy Mary, Sad Mary, No More Drama Mary, Dancing Mary—we’re here for all of it,” Rihanna said. “Mary J. Blige, you have set the bar for relatable, timeless, classic music. You opened multiple doors for female artists in this industry, and on behalf of all the women who came after you like myself, thank you for being you so we could feel comfortable being ourselves.”

Taking the stage, MJB thanked family and friends: “Mommy, I love you and I wanna thank you for your love and understanding and for being able to see all the things I couldn’t see.”

Blige would also perform a set of some of her greatest hits after a video with some of her closest friends shared kind messages of congratulations.

Mary J. Blige also performed at the BET Experience, which marked a busy weekend for the singer.

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Cardi B and Offset Open 2019 BET Awards with ‘Clout’ and ‘Press’ http://thesource.com/2019/06/24/cardi-b-and-offset-open-2019-bet-awards-with-clout-and-press/ http://thesource.com/2019/06/24/cardi-b-and-offset-open-2019-bet-awards-with-clout-and-press/#respond Mon, 24 Jun 2019 14:10:46 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=508620 Cardi B’s weekend in Los Angeles took her to the stage to open the 2019 BET Awards. To open the annual ceremony, Cardi performed “Press” and “Clout” with her husband Offset. The performance brought a surprise to those who were watching at home as Offset gave a dance breakdown no one expected from him. The […]

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Cardi B’s weekend in Los Angeles took her to the stage to open the 2019 BET Awards. To open the annual ceremony, Cardi performed “Press” and “Clout” with her husband Offset.

The performance brought a surprise to those who were watching at home as Offset gave a dance breakdown no one expected from him.

The performance of “Press” by Cardi B is right on time, considering the headlines that tried to hijack her celebratory weekend.

She also won the award for Best Hip-Hop Artist at the ceremony. You can see Cardi B dripped in green above.

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Trina Says She ‘Dodged A Bullet’ Regarding French Montana http://thesource.com/2019/06/24/trina-french-montana/ http://thesource.com/2019/06/24/trina-french-montana/#respond Mon, 24 Jun 2019 14:03:17 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=508609 called "BAPS," speaks on wack lovers. French Montans is one of them.

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One of the vets in female sexy rap has to be Miami’s Trina. Known as the “Baddest B*tch,” back in the 2000’s she took the reigns after Lil’ Kim and Foxy Brown wained in popularity. Fans have clocked her for years, watching her paper chase and set trends. But for almost a decade, she failed to give them what they really want: Music.

Earlier this June she made a whole lot of them happy, as she dropped her new album entitled, The One. With a gang a features from some of the most prestigious names in Southern Hip-Hop like Lil Wayne, 2 Chains and Plies and Boosie Badazz, and some of R&B’s top vocalists like K. Michelle, Sevyn and Kelly Price, this record is prime to delight her fan base.

While promoting her new album, she stopped by The Breakfast Club to talk about it. At a certain point, DJ Envy highlights one song called “BAPS,” a record that speaks on wack lovers and names names. Who popped out immediately and took as Trina says “straight bullets” were folk like Tory Lanez, James Harden, and  Kenyon Martin… but none of them fostered the same attention and “energy” that rapper French Montana when his name was mentioned.

READ MORE: Today in Hip Hop History: Trina Tops the Rap Charts With “Still da Baddest” 11 Years Ago

Angela Yee offers, “You had to set it off with French…” and Trina gives a look to Envy, to which he responds, “Why you looking at me?”

Trina says, “We is not going to indulge in this conversation ’cause I don’t got time to even be clocking in there eon this guy… I am telling you right now. Let’s keep it cute again. I dodged a bullet. We all know what it is.”

“BAPS” directly mentions the Coke Boy, but on another song “F*ck Boy (the remix)” it is inferred that shots are fired in his direction.

Where does the heat come from? A few year back, Trina and Montana were “friends.” Montana, who was married then, went on The Wendy Williams Show and said that the relationship was not serious… dismissing the valuable time that Trina believed that they experienced. She went on The Breakfast Club to clear that up before, but was not done addressing the disrespect.

Trina let’s them know, she is not the one to be played with. Her straight forward remarks lets any potential suitors know that she worst than Taylor Swift with brothers that don’t come correct.

However, this seems like moot point. She has been a committed relationship for about three years.

 

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Is D’Angelo Russell the Third Piece of the Lakers New Big 3? http://thesource.com/2019/06/24/is-dangelo-russell-the-third-piece-of-the-lakers-new-big-3/ http://thesource.com/2019/06/24/is-dangelo-russell-the-third-piece-of-the-lakers-new-big-3/#respond Mon, 24 Jun 2019 13:50:46 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=508611 After the NBA Draft, the NBA offseason is officially underway and speculation on where stars like Kawhi Leonard and Kevin Durant will land is underway. The Los Angeles Lakers are going to be one of the teams scheduled to do some player shopping and may have their third star in Brooklyn Nets point guard D’Angelo […]

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After the NBA Draft, the NBA offseason is officially underway and speculation on where stars like Kawhi Leonard and Kevin Durant will land is underway. The Los Angeles Lakers are going to be one of the teams scheduled to do some player shopping and may have their third star in Brooklyn Nets point guard D’Angelo Russell.

Russell is no stranger to the Lakers as he was drafted by the team near the end of Kobe Bryant’s tenure but traded after a rift with Nick Young over cheating on Iggy Azalea. The trade of D-Loading was one of the questionable decisions made by Magic Johnson during his run as the President of Basketball Operations, along with drafting Lonzo Ball as their replacement. Now that Magic is gone, Russell is reportedly open to a return.

Is Russell the best piece to add to Anthony Davis and LeBron James?

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