The Source http://thesource.com Latest in Hip Hop, Entertainment, Sports and Film Fri, 19 Jul 2019 17:55:11 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.10 Should Rappers Boycott Tours in Sweden? Evidence of Treating A$AP Rocky & Snoop Dogg Differently Than G-Eazy http://thesource.com/2019/07/19/boycott-sweden-asap-rocky-g-eazy/ http://thesource.com/2019/07/19/boycott-sweden-asap-rocky-g-eazy/#respond Fri, 19 Jul 2019 17:19:05 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=512163 Should rappers stop touring Sweden in protest against the apparent racism perpetrated against A$AP Rocky in his recent arrest in Sweden?

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Should rappers stop touring Sweden in protest against the apparent racism perpetrated against A$AP Rocky in his recent arrest in Sweden? Aside from the ridiculous nature of his arrest, clearly a heavy-handed abuse of authority, many are pointing to how differently G-Eazy was treated when he got arrested in the same country.

According to TMZ, last year when G-Eazy was in Stockholm and got arrested. G-Eazy actually was arrest for the same crime (assault). In addition to the punching a Swedish citizen, he also was detained snorting coke using a $100 bill.  Unlike the A$AP incident, not only is there no video (there are two videos of this incident clearly showing that Rocky was defending himself) to vindicate him… he plead guilty to violent resistance, a crime of violence against an official and illegal drug possession. The white “No Limit Rapper” was allowed by the prosecutors to strike a deal in a sensible time (less than two days) and pay a $10K fine. He also had to pay the security guard $900 and is on probation in that country.

And before you say that is just one incident… TMZ further reminds us that Snoop Dogg was also racially profiled while touring in Sweden.

Put this in perspective: A$AP faces 6 years in prison for his alleged assault. G-Eazy spend less than 2 days behind bars.

 

 

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Today In Hip-Hop History: MC Eiht Drops His Debut Album ‘We Come Strapped’ 25 Years Ago http://thesource.com/2019/07/19/mc-eiht-strapped/ http://thesource.com/2019/07/19/mc-eiht-strapped/#respond Fri, 19 Jul 2019 15:33:12 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=512160 On this day in Hip Hop history, West Coast legend MC Eiht released his debut LP, We Come Strapped. Featuring his group Compton’s Most Wanted, this gangsta rap classic is one of California’s pre-G Funk hits. Riding the popularity that came from his breakthrough single “Straight Up Menace” featured in the film Menace II Society, […]

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On this day in Hip Hop history, West Coast legend MC Eiht released his debut LP, We Come Strapped. Featuring his group Compton’s Most Wanted, this gangsta rap classic is one of California’s pre-G Funk hits. Riding the popularity that came from his breakthrough single “Straight Up Menace” featured in the film Menace II Society, this album took the rap game by storm creating a new star on the West Coast.

Coming off group success, MC Eiht was no rookie and knew exactly what putting out a good album entailed. We Come Strapped followed a simple yet effective formula resulting in its success. This project is straight and to the point; no drawn out skits, no filler, and no big name features. Aside from a cameo from Spice-1, Redman, and his fellow Compton’s Most Wanted members, the album is entirely MC Eiht spiting cold gangsta rhymes over DJ Slip’s jazzy, keyboard heavy production.

Commercially the project was quite a success, peaking at #5 on the Billboard 200 and #1 on the Top R&B/Hip Hop chart. The album was certified gold shortly after its release and continues to sell copies today. This album serves as MC Eiht’s most successful project to date.

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Eddie Murphy is Reportedly Working on $70 Million Stand-Up Special With Netflix http://thesource.com/2019/07/19/eddie-murphy-netflix/ http://thesource.com/2019/07/19/eddie-murphy-netflix/#respond Fri, 19 Jul 2019 15:10:54 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=512149 Netflix has given a slew of Black comedians the stand-up treatment including, Chris Tucker, Chris Rock, Mike Epps, and Dave Chappelle. So it’s only right that the legendary, Eddie Murphy gets his spotlight on the streaming service. Eddie candidly announced that he’ll be returning to the stand-up stage on Jerry Seinfeld’s Comedians in Cars Getting […]

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Netflix has given a slew of Black comedians the stand-up treatment including, Chris Tucker, Chris Rock, Mike Epps, and Dave Chappelle. So it’s only right that the legendary, Eddie Murphy gets his spotlight on the streaming service.

Eddie candidly announced that he’ll be returning to the stand-up stage on Jerry Seinfeld’s Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee. He said he has to get his groove back but of course, some things come naturally, especially for him.

Murphy hung up the mic years ago but his fans have been yearning for him to do another stand-up special for the culture.

TMZ reports that Eddie Murphy has been in talks with Netflix about an undisclosed number of specials for about $70 million. An exact number hasn’t been figured out yet.

But $70 million sounds about right because Chapelle received $60 million for two stand-up specials in 2017. In 2016 Chris Rock got $40 million for two specials.

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A$AP Rocky Considered A Flight Risk – MUST STAY LOCKED UP http://thesource.com/2019/07/19/aap-rocky-stay-locked-up/ http://thesource.com/2019/07/19/aap-rocky-stay-locked-up/#respond Fri, 19 Jul 2019 15:02:43 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=512137 THE SAGA CONTINUES: Seems that A$AP Rocky will not be released from a Swedish jail no time soon. According to TMZ, prosecutors made public a press release stating that they will keep him incarcerated while they continue to research what actually the altercation between he and a Swedish citizen. This research will last for another […]

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THE SAGA CONTINUES:

Seems that A$AP Rocky will not be released from a Swedish jail no time soon. According to TMZ, prosecutors made public a press release stating that they will keep him incarcerated while they continue to research what actually the altercation between he and a Swedish citizen. This research will last for another week. They will have had the rock star locked up for three weeks… before they can even determine that something happened????

Rocky and two of his associates are accused of assault and attempted assault (even after he defended himself against an initial blow delivered by the man in question). But because it is not all the way clear what happened, and the courts have not fully viewed the video that has been passing around for weeks, the trio remain behind bars. Confusing, right?

Racially and xenophobic motivated incarceration usually is.

So why has Rocky not been offered bond? Well, they don’t trust that Black man. Prosecutors believe that he’s a flight risk.

As reported by The Source, Kim and Kanye have reached out the President to help move things along. If he can’t stop fighting wrongfully locking up people here, how do we expect him to make progress there? Oh… that’s right… A$AP Rocky got some money… he might have a chance. Oh wait… he is Black… maybe not.

 

 

 

 

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Lori Harvey and Diddy Reignite Dating Rumors After Being Spotted Meeting for Lunch http://thesource.com/2019/07/19/lori-harvey-diddy/ http://thesource.com/2019/07/19/lori-harvey-diddy/#respond Fri, 19 Jul 2019 14:36:23 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=512056 Meek Mill isn’t the only one who has Lori Harvey on his wishlist. The model was spotted driving around in Diddy’s $400,000 chauffeured Maybach, meeting him for lunch earlier this week at Nobu. The Bad Boys CEO reportedly returned from a vacation in Aspen and met with the 22-year-old shortly after. He arrived through the […]

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Meek Mill isn’t the only one who has Lori Harvey on his wishlist.

The model was spotted driving around in Diddy’s $400,000 chauffeured Maybach, meeting him for lunch earlier this week at Nobu. The Bad Boys CEO reportedly returned from a vacation in Aspen and met with the 22-year-old shortly after.

He arrived through the back door in a Black SUV but that didn’t stop people from putting two and two together and getting four.

Last month it was reported that the pair were engaged to be married, but Lori Harvey quickly shut that down telling her 1.1 million followers not to believe everything they read in blogs. “I’m not engaged. Stop believing everything y’all read on a blog,” she wrote.

Ever since Diddy’s surprising split from Cassie at the top of the year, he was spotted with a few women but none were confirmed to be his new girlfriend.

Rumors of him dating Steve Harvey’s daughter began circulating when they were spotted at a couple of parties together. People began speculating that she was dating his son, Justin Combs, but that wasn’t confirmed either.

Do you think Diddy and Lori are a new flame?

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Usher Requests His Private Medical Records to be Sealed http://thesource.com/2019/07/19/usher-medical-records-sealed/ http://thesource.com/2019/07/19/usher-medical-records-sealed/#respond Fri, 19 Jul 2019 12:00:37 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=512128 Usher’s legal troubles will not go away and now he is asking a judge to seal his private medical records. The Blast details the request to seal the records is a result of the lawsuit that is filed by two women and a man accusing the Confessions star of giving them herpes. Court documents show […]

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Usher’s legal troubles will not go away and now he is asking a judge to seal his private medical records.

The Blast details the request to seal the records is a result of the lawsuit that is filed by two women and a man accusing the Confessions star of giving them herpes. Court documents show Usher went to court to attempt to have certain records sealed from the public. He now needs to file exhibits to prevent private information from being disclosed to the public.

The request for sealing information is not limited to Usher, he also wants the records of the woman to not be publicly available.

“There is no gray area that allows for the revelation of some of Jane Doe’s personal information without compromising her privacy rights,” he said in the request. “Any public exposure of her private information could result in significant harm to Jane Doe.”

The presiding judge has yet to deliver a decision.

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YG’s Home Searched After Police-Involved Shooting in Early July http://thesource.com/2019/07/19/yg-police-shooting-home-searched/ http://thesource.com/2019/07/19/yg-police-shooting-home-searched/#respond Fri, 19 Jul 2019 09:00:38 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=512110 The home of Los Angeles rapper YG was searched on Thursday after a high-speed chase and shooting involving a vehicle that was registered to the rappers name. In the shooting, an innocent bystander was killed, while a sheriff’s deputy was injured in the chase. Speaking for the Los Angeles Sherrif’s Department, Debut Marvin Crowder, stated […]

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The home of Los Angeles rapper YG was searched on Thursday after a high-speed chase and shooting involving a vehicle that was registered to the rappers name.

In the shooting, an innocent bystander was killed, while a sheriff’s deputy was injured in the chase.

Speaking for the Los Angeles Sherrif’s Department, Debut Marvin Crowder, stated YG, born Keenon Jackson, was not implicated in the shooting and was also not present in his home during the search.

TMZ details during the investigation of the Hollywood Hills home, several people were detained but none were arrested.

The incident happened on July 3 when a Cadillac Escalade was being pulled over for what appeared to be reckless driving. A person riding in the vehicle fired at the deputies attempting the traffic stop with an assault rifle. The occupants also shot at a helicopter tracking the vehicle. One suspect was arrested in a chase.

The bystander show as injured was Ricky Cornell Stars, a 65-year-old resident of Compton, California. There were no details released if the man was killed by gunfire from the deputies or the occupants of the Escalade.

YG proclaimed his innocence in regards to the shooting online and the Sherriff’s Department state there is “no concrete link” that associated the rapper with the crime.

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R.Kelly Reportedly Fears for His Life in Prison, Prefers Solitary Confinement http://thesource.com/2019/07/19/r-kelly-solitary-confinement/ http://thesource.com/2019/07/19/r-kelly-solitary-confinement/#respond Fri, 19 Jul 2019 09:00:35 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=512115 The reality of prison is setting in for R. Kelly as he reportedly is fearing that he will spend the rest of his days behind bars along with the threats of fellow inmates. TMZ states Kelly’s attorney, Nicole Blank Becker, visited R. Kelly in federal prison and the singer let her know that he prefers […]

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The reality of prison is setting in for R. Kelly as he reportedly is fearing that he will spend the rest of his days behind bars along with the threats of fellow inmates.

TMZ states Kelly’s attorney, Nicole Blank Becker, visited R. Kelly in federal prison and the singer let her know that he prefers to be in solitary because he thinks his life would be in danger if he was in general population. The danger would stem from the alleged sex crimes he committed involving underage girls.

This week, R. Kelly was denied bond after he was arrested on federal charges for both New York and Chicago. Prosecutors for the case state they have up to 20 tapes of sexual misconduct with a minor and R. Kelly. He will not be arraigned in New York until September.

His attorney also states due to his inability to read or write, R. Kelly can’t do simple tasks like figure out what is available for commissary. While inside, Kelly can access the phone for a total of 15 minutes a month to speak with family and friends, as opposed to general population prisoners who have access all the time. He also can not use the internet or watch TV.

Lastly, the report details he has no supporters on the inside of the Chicago located prison.

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The First Trailer For ‘CATS’ Shows Jennifer Hudson, Idris Elba, Taylor Swift & More in Feline Form http://thesource.com/2019/07/18/cats-official-first-trailer/ http://thesource.com/2019/07/18/cats-official-first-trailer/#respond Fri, 19 Jul 2019 03:30:32 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=512120 As a project that’s been in development since the 1990s, a film adaptation of the iconic musical CATS is something that many Broadway fans have been dreaming of for a long time. Now, the first official trailer reveals a star-studded cast, a fresh face as the adaptation’s lead starlet and a look at just how […]

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As a project that’s been in development since the 1990s, a film adaptation of the iconic musical CATS is something that many Broadway fans have been dreaming of for a long time. Now, the first official trailer reveals a star-studded cast, a fresh face as the adaptation’s lead starlet and a look at just how they made this magical movie come to fruition.



The project found a home at Universal Pictures after the studio purchased the film rights years ago, but it wasn’t until 2016 that things became official when filmmaker Tom Hooper officially signed on in May of that year. The film’s plot centers on a tribe of cats called the Jellicles that in a single night make what is known as “the Jellicle choice” and decide which cat will ascend to “Heaviside Layer” — that’s cat heaven in case you were wondering. It’s very similar to the hit musical that inspired it all, as well as T.S. Eliot’s original Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats from 1939. Main cast members include Idris Elba and Judi Dench starring alongside Taylor Swift, Jason Derulo and Jennifer Hudson, the latter who can be heard in the trailer featured here. The lead star is actually someone that you might not be familiar with: Kenyan-born British ballerina Francesca Hayward, who makes her feature film debut with this groundbreaking role.

‘CATS’ premieres in theaters starting December 20 to make for the perfect holiday movie season experience. Watch the trailer and a behind the scenes look at the film from the cast itself above.

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Nike Vision Has the Perfect Set of Streetwear-Inspired Sunglasses For Summer 2019 http://thesource.com/2019/07/18/nike-vision-summer-2019-lifestyle-sunglasses/ http://thesource.com/2019/07/18/nike-vision-summer-2019-lifestyle-sunglasses/#respond Fri, 19 Jul 2019 02:46:54 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=512084 Nike isn’t “solely” good for just hooking you up with the flyest kicks and sportswear; they also release some really dope eyewear under the Nike Vision imprint. For Summer 2019, the sublabel is dropping some sunnies that will especially fit into your streetwear wardrobe. The collection is highlighted as a gender-neutral release, which is apparent […]

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Nike isn’t “solely” good for just hooking you up with the flyest kicks and sportswear; they also release some really dope eyewear under the Nike Vision imprint. For Summer 2019, the sublabel is dropping some sunnies that will especially fit into your streetwear wardrobe.



The collection is highlighted as a gender-neutral release, which is apparent by the color choices used for the frames and lenses. Each option has its own attractive flair too, like the square shape of the Nike Circuit, the vintage-inspo on the Nike Myriad, the lightweight appeal of the Nike Passage, the slim frame of the Nike Essential Horizon, the contemporary detailing on the Nike Kismet, a modern look for the Nike Windfall and finally the metal accents on the Nike Revere. It may seem like a lot to choose from, but you can’t go wrong with either of these eyewear essentials.

The Nike Vision Summer 2019 Lifestyle Sunglasses Collection is available right now on Nike.com and select Swoosh retailers. Check out the full set of options in the lookbook below:

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The Final Trailer for ‘IT: Chapter 2’ Is Horrifyingly-Good http://thesource.com/2019/07/18/it-chapter-2-final-trailer/ http://thesource.com/2019/07/18/it-chapter-2-final-trailer/#respond Fri, 19 Jul 2019 01:07:34 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=512079 Warner Bros. has finally dropped the last trailer for its upcoming horror film IT: Chapter 2, and here’s a quick warning: you might want to turn on the lights in your crib before pressing play! View this post on Instagram A post shared by IT Chapter Two (@itmovieofficial) on Jul 17, 2019 at 9:00am PDT […]

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Warner Bros. has finally dropped the last trailer for its upcoming horror film IT: Chapter 2, and here’s a quick warning: you might want to turn on the lights in your crib before pressing play!



Building off the box office success of It Chapter One — this 2017 reboot of the classic 1990 miniseries grossed over $700 million USD on a budget of $35 million USD — the gore-filled sequel promises way more chills than its predecessor. The trailer debuted during San Diego Comic-Con, and sees the core characters from the “Losers Club” 27 years later as adults facing off against Pennywise. Bill, Richie, Ben, Mike, Eddie and Bev, played by James McAvoy, Bill Hader, Jay Ryan, Isaiah Mustafa, James Ransone and Jessica Chastain, respectively, reunite to once and for all rid their small Maine town of the killer clown that terrorized them as adolescents. If you like shock moments and hair-raising horror, you’re definitely in for a treat when this anticipated film drops later this summer.

IT: Chapter 2‘ hits theaters on September 6, 2019. Watch the final trailer above.

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G-SHOCK Looks to the ’90s Boombox Era For Its Latest GA-140 Series http://thesource.com/2019/07/18/casio-g-shock-ga-140-90s-boombox-stereo/ http://thesource.com/2019/07/18/casio-g-shock-ga-140-90s-boombox-stereo/#respond Thu, 18 Jul 2019 23:41:27 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=512064 G-SHOCK always will find cool ways to get creative when it comes to dropping new watches — remember that Avengers Collection we saw back in May? — and the same can be said about the brand’s latest stereo-inspired GA-140 options. All five color themes were inspired by electronic devices of the ’90s, like Walkmans and […]

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G-SHOCK always will find cool ways to get creative when it comes to dropping new watches — remember that Avengers Collection we saw back in May? — and the same can be said about the brand’s latest stereo-inspired GA-140 options.



All five color themes were inspired by electronic devices of the ’90s, like Walkmans and more specifically the classic portable boombox. The analog-digital combo really makes the overall theme come together perfectly, but the “look” isn’t the only standout quality that makes these worth copping. Everything about this series feels retro-inspired, from the big case structure lifted from the GA-100 to the LCD display that brings to mind all of our favorite handheld gadgets from the 1990s. Granted, you may not be able to have as much fun with one of these as, say, a Giga Pet, but you’ll for sure look flyer with one of these timepieces on your wrist.

This ’90s boombox-inspired GA-140 Series will be available for $99 USD starting next month at select Casio G-SHOCK retailers. Peep all five options below:



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Showtime Documentary Films Release Trailer For ‘Hitsville: The Making Of Motown’ http://thesource.com/2019/07/18/showtime-documentary-films-release-trailer-for-hitsville-the-making-of-motown/ http://thesource.com/2019/07/18/showtime-documentary-films-release-trailer-for-hitsville-the-making-of-motown/#respond Thu, 18 Jul 2019 20:03:36 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=512043 On August 24th, Showtime documentary films will release Hitsville: The Making of Motown. Benjamin and Gabe Turner (Class of 92, I Am Bolt, One Direction: This Is Us) are the directors. The incredible story of the legendary Motown Records is told through new and exclusive interviews with the label’s visionary founder, Berry Gordy, and many of […]

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On August 24th, Showtime documentary films will release Hitsville: The Making of Motown. Benjamin and Gabe Turner (Class of 92, I Am Bolt, One Direction: This Is Us) are the directors.

The incredible story of the legendary Motown Records is told through new and exclusive interviews with the label’s visionary founder, Berry Gordy, and many of its superstar artists and creative figures, as well as rare performances and behind-the-scenes footage unearthed from Motown’s vaults and Gordy’s personal archives. Hitsville: The Making of Motown is the first documentary about the iconic label with Gordy’s participation.

According to Showtime’s description, Hitsville: The Making of Motown focuses on the period beginning with the birth of the company in Detroit in 1958 until its relocation to Los Angeles in the early 1970s. The film tracks the unique system that Gordy assembled that enabled Motown to become the most successful record label of all time. The creation and initial success of Motown were achieved during a period of significant racial tensions in America and amid the burgeoning civil rights movement. The company’s music and post-racial vision were significant factors in helping the country – and the world – evolve through this transformative period in history.

The film will also be premiered in Los Angeles on Aug. 8 with a red-carpet event, a Showtime representative said. Gordy and Smokey Robinson are expected to attend that screening.

In the works since 2017, “Hitsville” features new scenes shot in Detroit, including segments with Gordy and Robinson inside Studio A, now part of the Motown Museum.

The documentary will be accompanied by a soundtrack album that features the music of the Supremes, Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson, and the Miracles, Marvin Gaye, the Temptations, Martha Reeves & the Vandellas and the Jackson 5, among others. The 16-track and double-35 track original motion picture soundtrack from the Showtime documentary film is available for pre-order HERE.

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Willow Smith Drops Track List For Her New Album ‘Willow’ http://thesource.com/2019/07/18/willow-smith-track-list-album-willow/ http://thesource.com/2019/07/18/willow-smith-track-list-album-willow/#respond Thu, 18 Jul 2019 20:00:15 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=512045 Will Smith drops a full-length project tonight, but who knew? And that is probably the dopest thing about these Smith kids. They know… and that seems to be the most important element in marketing and promotions. They do what they want, and approach it with the most unconventional methodologies out: by throwing it out there […]

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Will Smith drops a full-length project tonight, but who knew?

And that is probably the dopest thing about these Smith kids. They know… and that seems to be the most important element in marketing and promotions.

They do what they want, and approach it with the most unconventional methodologies out: by throwing it out there to their fans, they create this exclusive cool kid vibe- that those in the know can easily rock with. Just think of Jaden Smith’s The Sunset Tapes: A Cool Tape Story, the critically acclaimed SYRE or his recent release ERYS. The care in not really to debut at number one, but to authentically express artistry.

We can look to Willow to do the same.

By now it is legendary that Willow, while at the top of the game, turned her back on commercial music. In 2010, when her mega platinum-selling single “Whip My Hair” dropped, she had the coveted co-sign of JAY-Z. She also had media swarming to celebrate the beloved Will Smith’s daughter. But that attention almost killed her. So she withdrew.

She withdrew but did not stop making music. She released Ardipithecus and The 1st on Roc Nation. And now on the heels of two successful seasons of The Red Table Talk with her mother, Jada Pinkett Smith and Gammy Adrienne Banfield-Jones, she is dropping her third album, Willow.

Little is known. But what we do have is the tracklist that Willow put out on social.

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<¡TONIGHT!> 🌜‘WILLOW’ The Album🌛

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The tracklist features titles that totally make you want to lean in. All umbrellaed under her womanist and naturalist persona, we hope that this will be the break-out project we’ve been waiting for…. and if it is now… it is at least another marker on the creative spirit arising in this young queen.

 

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Wu Wear & Clarks Originals Are Back With More Collaborative Wallabees http://thesource.com/2019/07/18/wu-wear-clarks-originals-wallabee-collection/ http://thesource.com/2019/07/18/wu-wear-clarks-originals-wallabee-collection/#respond Thu, 18 Jul 2019 17:32:08 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=512028 After coming together for a footwear collab celebrating the 25th anniversary of Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers), Clarks Originals and Wu Wear unite once again for another wave of Wu-Tang Clan-inspired Wallabee colorways. View this post on Instagram 7.20.2019 #wuwear @clarksoriginals A post shared by Wu Wear (@wuwearofficial) on Jul 16, 2019 at 4:05pm PDT […]

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After coming together for a footwear collab celebrating the 25th anniversary of Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers), Clarks Originals and Wu Wear unite once again for another wave of Wu-Tang Clan-inspired Wallabee colorways.


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The swirling pattern on each of these is directly influenced by the lyrics to “Ice Cream” and “Glaciers of Ice,” both standout cuts from Raekwon’s classic debut solo album Only Built 4 Cuban Linx… The “Navy” and “Maple” options keep it clean down below with a natural-toned crepe sole, while the “Brown” iteration has a slightly darker tint to match the design on the upper. The group’s signature Wu-Tang “W” branding is etched on the insoles in gold, in addition to the hang tags as seen on the previous drop.

The new Wu Wear x Clarks Originals capsule collection arrives this Saturday (July 20), with all three colorways being stocked in the Clarks web store and at select stockists. More pics below:

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Jaleel White to Host 2019 Queens Youth Music Festival http://thesource.com/2019/07/18/jaleel-white-qymfest/ http://thesource.com/2019/07/18/jaleel-white-qymfest/#respond Thu, 18 Jul 2019 17:02:01 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=512027 The fourth annual Queens Youth Music Festival is going down on Sunday, July 21stqy and it’s hosted by TV icon, Jaleel White, who portrays Steve Urkel in the 90’s sitcom, Family Matters. The family-oriented event is presented by Prototype Music and is dedicated to inspiring the rising talent from Queens, and other surrounding areas. “The […]

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The fourth annual Queens Youth Music Festival is going down on Sunday, July 21stqy and it’s hosted by TV icon, Jaleel White, who portrays Steve Urkel in the 90’s sitcom, Family Matters.

The family-oriented event is presented by Prototype Music and is dedicated to inspiring the rising talent from Queens, and other surrounding areas. “The festival’s mission is to celebrate the arts through music and dance performances by up-and-coming artists and community groups,” as per the official website.

Not only will you get the chance to hang out with Jaleel White, but attendees will get to enjoy art, live performances, and other fun-filled activities including, “art installations, dunk tank, 1000 lbs SLIME CHALLENGE and Lego workshops; youth awards; fan meet-ups and outdoor games.”

There will also be free giveaways from the event’s sponsors and vendors on-site.

The event kicks off at 12:00 pm until 5:00 pm at Citi Field this weekend. Visit the official website to purchase your tickets and for more information.

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Kim Kardashian and Kanye West Reportedly Asked the White House for Assistance in A$AP Rocky’s Sweden Arrest http://thesource.com/2019/07/18/kim-kanye-rocky/ http://thesource.com/2019/07/18/kim-kanye-rocky/#respond Thu, 18 Jul 2019 16:48:18 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=512024 A$AP Rocky’s ongoing issue with Sweden authorities has reportedly garnered the attention of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West. TMZ reports that the reality star is about to use her White House plugs to assist with the rapper’s release in the case that he’s being treated unfairly overseas. Earlier this week it was reported that members […]

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A$AP Rocky’s ongoing issue with Sweden authorities has reportedly garnered the attention of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West.

TMZ reports that the reality star is about to use her White House plugs to assist with the rapper’s release in the case that he’s being treated unfairly overseas.

Earlier this week it was reported that members from the Congressional Black Caucus will now intervene to help free Flacko and his two friends who were also arrested.

Rep. Adriano Espaillat told ABC News, “We are calling on Secretary Pompeo to do more. This is not enough. It is unconscionable that young men that are doing well, they are on the right track in life, they’re very successful, they’re icons in the hip-hop community, are treated under these inhuman conditions.”

Assistant Secretary of State for Consular Affairs Carl Risch, meanwhile, is expected to be in Sweden for Rocky’s hearing Friday.

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Lil Rel Howery Named Grand Marshall of 90th Bud Billiken Parade, the Oldest African American Parade http://thesource.com/2019/07/18/lil-rel-howery-named-grand-marshall-of-90th-bud-billiken-parade-the-oldest-african-american-parade/ http://thesource.com/2019/07/18/lil-rel-howery-named-grand-marshall-of-90th-bud-billiken-parade-the-oldest-african-american-parade/#respond Thu, 18 Jul 2019 15:23:23 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=512014 On August 10th, 2019, the 90th Bud Billiken Parade will take place in Chicago. The Grand Marshall for the event will be actor and comedian, Lil Rel Howery. Grammy-award nominee BJ The Chicago Kid and Academy-award winner Che “Rhymefest” Smith will be honorary Marshalls. The theme for the Bud Billiken Parade this year is Celebrating […]

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On August 10th, 2019, the 90th Bud Billiken Parade will take place in Chicago. The Grand Marshall for the event will be actor and comedian, Lil Rel Howery. Grammy-award nominee BJ The Chicago Kid and Academy-award winner Che “Rhymefest” Smith will be honorary Marshalls.

The theme for the Bud Billiken Parade this year is Celebrating “90 Years of Excellence.” Throughout its 90-year existence the likes of then-Senator Barack Obama, James Brown, The Supremes, Muhammad Ali to Chance the Rapper have all performed or appeared at the Bud Billiken Parade, the oldest African American parade in the country.

As the official Grand Marshal, Howery says, “I am excited and honored to be chosen as this year’s Grand Marshal at the Bud Billiken Parade,” said Howery. “I’ve attended and watched this parade on television with my entire family since I can remember. I’ve accomplished some amazing things in my career, but to be part of this amazing back-to-school tradition is on top of the list. I love my city so much, and to have a chance to see all those amazing young faces in the crowd will me make me so happy.”

The theme for the Bud Billiken Parade this year is Celebrating “90 Years of Excellence.” Throughout its 90-year existence, the likes of  then-Senator Barack Obama, James Brown, The Supremes, Muhammad Ali to Chance the Rapper have all appeared at Bud Billiken Parade, the oldest African American parade in the country

According to the description, The Bud Billiken Parade, founded by “The Father of Black Journalism” Robert Sengstacke Abbott in 1929, is the largest African American parade in the United States. With education as its founding value, the parade takes place at the close of summer, ensuring that Bud Billiken kicks off the school year with high energy and enthusiasm. The parade highlights include contests featuring categories in Best Drill Team, Best Dance Team, Best Marching Band and Cheerleading Squad. At the close of the parade, all attendees are welcomed to join in the post-parade festivities in Washington Park.

For more information on the Bud Billiken Parade check out the website here.

 

 

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Nas Says There Are More Editions of ‘The Lost Tapes’ Coming http://thesource.com/2019/07/18/nas-more-lost-tapes/ http://thesource.com/2019/07/18/nas-more-lost-tapes/#respond Thu, 18 Jul 2019 14:59:23 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=512018 The collective Hip-Hop ear perked at the announcement of The Lost Tapes 2 announcement form Nas. With the album set to arrive on July 19, the Queensbridge legend hosted a listening party at the Mass Appeal offices and revealed this won’t be the last of the series. Complex reports during the evening, Nas spoke to […]

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The collective Hip-Hop ear perked at the announcement of The Lost Tapes 2 announcement form Nas. With the album set to arrive on July 19, the Queensbridge legend hosted a listening party at the Mass Appeal offices and revealed this won’t be the last of the series.

Complex reports during the evening, Nas spoke to the gathered crowd and let them know two more editions of The Lost Tapes series are prepared and will to be available to fans.

“So, I’ve got enough for a Lost Tapes 2 now, and a Lost Tapes 3 and a Lost Tapes 4,” Nas shared.

“The next one won’t be seventeen years, each one sounds different than the last one.”

The second edition of The Lost Tapes will arrive Friday and feature production from Kanye West, Swizz Beatz, Pharrell, Pete Rock and more.

 

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Spike Lee’s ‘She’s Gotta Have It’ Canceled After Two Seasons http://thesource.com/2019/07/18/spike-lees-shes-gotta-have-it-canceled-after-two-seasons/ http://thesource.com/2019/07/18/spike-lees-shes-gotta-have-it-canceled-after-two-seasons/#respond Thu, 18 Jul 2019 14:12:10 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=512009 After two seasons on Netflix, Spike Lee’s She’s Gotta Have It has been canceled. For fans of the series, this may not be the last we see of the series edition of Nola Darling, Lee is expected to attempt to move the series to a different streaming outlet. “Spike Lee is one of the greatest […]

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After two seasons on Netflix, Spike Lee’s She’s Gotta Have It has been canceled.

For fans of the series, this may not be the last we see of the series edition of Nola Darling, Lee is expected to attempt to move the series to a different streaming outlet.

“Spike Lee is one of the greatest filmmakers of all time and we’re thrilled he brought the series ‘She’s Gotta Have It’ (1986, based on his first feature film) to Netflix,” said Ted Sarandos, chief content officer at Netflix. “While this is our last season, we’re very proud that it will be on our service for years to come, and excited to be working with Spike on his upcoming Netflix film ‘Da 5 Bloods.’”

Variety details, Darling was portrayed by DeWanda Wise and season 2 premiered this past May. Additional cast members included Anthony Ramos, Margot Bingham, Chyna Layne, and Fat Joe. The season carried 9 episodes, which each was directed by Spike Lee.

Da 5 Bloods is a drama that will star Chadwick Boseman about a group of Vietnam war veterans.

Netflix is also in the news for their first drop in U.S. subscribers in the last eight years. They believe the drop was due to a weaker quality of content that coincided with a rise in pricing.

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