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Alicia Keys Will Return To ‘The Voice’ For Season 14

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While NBC is gearing up for the return of The Voice for its 14th season, there are some major changes in the coach lineup.

It has been announced that Alicia Keys will be joining Blake Shelton and Adam Levine as well as newbie Kelly Clarkson, after her absence from Season 13.

That means current season 13 coaches Miley Cyrus and Jennifer Hudson are out. The duo replaced Gwen Stefani and Keys from Season 12.

Paul Telegdy, the president of alternative and reality group at NBC Entertainment said:

We are thrilled to welcome back Alicia’s positive energy, competitive spirit and sheer talent. She brings unparalleled expertise and has proven she knows how to help artists win. The chemistry between Alicia, Kelly, Adam and Blake will make for a wildly unpredictable and compelling season 14!

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‘Get Out’ is Nominated for 4 Awards at the 2017 Gotham Awards

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Get Out leads the pack of nominations at the 2017 Gotham Awards.

Jordan Peele’s groundbreaking horror flick scored a total of 4 nods for best feature, along with nominations for breakthrough director, best screenplay and best actor (Daniel Kaluuya). Get Out was produced with a $4 million budget and debuted passed the $100 million mark, making Peele the only African-American director to do so.

The film follows the story of a young African-American male who goes to meet his caucasian girlfriend’s family at their mysterious estate. As the weekend progresses he notices that there’s a strange correlation between his girlfriend’s family and missing Black people in the community.

The Gotham Awards is an annual ceremony curated by the Independent Filmmakers Project, that recognizes indie films. Other nominees include Mary J. Blige for her breakthrough role in Netflix’s Mudbound.

Check out the full list of nominees below:

Best Feature
Call Me by Your Name
The Florida Project
Get Out
Good Time
I, Tonya

Best Documentary
Ex Libris – The New York Public Library
Rat Film
Strong Island
Whose Streets?
The Work

Bingham Ray Breakthrough Director Award
Maggie Betts for Novitiate (Sony Pictures Classics)
Greta Gerwig for Lady Bird (A24)
Kogonada for Columbus (Superlative Films/Depth of Field)
Jordan Peele for Get Out (Universal Pictures)
Joshua Z Weinstein for Menashe (A24)

Best Screenplay
The Big Sick, Emily V. Gordon and Kumail Nanjiani (Amazon Studios)
Brad’s Status, Mike White (Amazon Studios)
Call Me by Your Name, James Ivory (Sony Pictures Classics)
Columbus, Kogonada (Superlative Films/Depth of Field)
Get Out, Jordan Peele (Universal Pictures)
Lady Bird, Greta Gerwig (A24)

Best Actor*
Willem Dafoe in The Florida Project (A24)
James Franco in The Disaster Artist (A24)
Daniel Kaluuya in Get Out (Universal Pictures)
Robert Pattinson in Good Time (A24)
Adam Sandler in The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) (Netflix)
Harry Dean Stanton in Lucky (Magnolia Pictures)

Best Actress*
Melanie Lynskey in I Don’t Feel at Home in This World Anymore (Netflix)
Haley Lu Richardson in Columbus (Superlative Films/Depth of Field)
Margot Robbie in I, Tonya (NEON)
Saoirse Ronan in Lady Bird (A24)
Lois Smith in Marjorie Prime (FilmRise)

Breakthrough Actor
Mary J. Blige in Mudbound (Netflix)
Timothée Chalamet in Call Me by Your Name (Sony Pictures Classics)
Harris Dickinson in Beach Rats (NEON)
Kelvin Harrison, Jr. in It Comes at Night (A24)
Brooklynn Prince in The Florida Project (A24)

* The 2017 Best Actor/Best Actress nominating committee also voted to award a special Gotham Jury Award for ensemble performance to Mudbound, The award will go to actors Carey Mulligan, Garrett Hedlund, Jason Clarke, Jason Mitchell, Mary J. Blige, Rob Morgan, and Jonathan Banks.

Breakthrough Series – Long Form
Atlanta, Donald Glover, creator; Donald Glover, Dianne McGunigle, Paul Simms, executive producers (FX Networks)
Better Things, Pamela Adlon, Louis C.K., creators; Dave Becky, M. Blair Breard, Louis C.K., Pamela Adlon, executive producers (FX Networks)
Dear White People, Justin Simien, creator; Yvette Bowser, Justin Simien, Stephanie Allain, Julia Lebedev, executive producers (Netflix)
Fleabag, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, creator; Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Harry Williams, Jack Williams, executive producers (Amazon)
Search Party, Sarah-Violet Bliss, Charles Rogers, Michael Showalter, creators; Sarah-Violet Bliss, Charles Rogers, Michael Showalter, Tony Hernandez, Lilly Burns,  executive producers (TBS)

Breakthrough Series – Short Form
555, Kate Berlant, Andrew DeYoung and John Early, creators (Vimeo)
Inconceivable, Joel Ashton McCarthy, creator (YouTube)
Junior, Zoe Cassavetes, creator (Blackpills and VICE)
Let Me Die a Nun, Sarah Salovaara, creator (Vimeo)
The Strange Eyes of Dr. Myes, Nancy Andrews, creator (YouTube)


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Chris Brown’s Name Was Removed From The Episode of ’30 Rock’

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After all seven seasons of Tina Fey‘s hit show 30 Rock were moved from Netflix to Hulu at the beginning of the month, some viewers noticed a bizarre change in one of the episodes.

The episode in question is number thirteen of Season 3, titled “Goodbye, My Friend.” In the original version Tina Fey’s Liz Lemon heads to a doughnut shop where she meets Becca, a pregnant counter clerk (Phoebe Strole). Becca complains to Liz that some of the people she’s met while considering an adoption process “don’t even know who Chris Brown is.” To prove how hip she is, in true Liz Lemon fashion, the protagonist sings a bit of Brown’s hit song “With You.”

The Hollywood Reporter and some fans noticed that Becca no longer mentions Brown, and instead says “Ne-Yo” – which is obvious in no-so-subtly edited cut. The odd part is that there seems to be no real reasoning behind the decision, with Hulu, Fey and Strole refusing to return requests for comment. NBC has stayed silent on the issue so far as well.

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Kevin Hart to Use Cheating Scandal as Material in Upcoming Tour

TheSource Feed - 5 hours 21 min ago

Kevin Hart built his career by turning his real life situations into jokes. The comedian is using the same formula for his recent cheating scandal.

In mid-September, he was in the hot seat after videos of him surfaced laying in bed with a woman who isn’t his pregnant wife. Prior to the extortionist handing the graphic footage over to TMZ, Kevin attempted to do damage control by issuing an apology to his wife, Eniko Hart and their family on Instagram. He is taking damage control a step further by using his latest troubles as material for his upcoming Irresponsible Tour.

The official promotion commercial was released today. It features Kevin’s different personas scolding him about being irresponsible and getting caught on video in a hotel room in Las Vegas with Montia Sabbag. He then promises all his personas that he’s going to show them what irresponsible is when they embark on tour. The announcement was funny to many of us except the Sabbag.

Sabbag’s attorney Lisa Bloom feel like the comedian using the scandal as apart of his tour is “very distasteful” considering that Sabbag is enduring social media harassment, slut shaming, and death threats. “This stuff takes a toll mentally and physically, and now with this tour it’s like this whole thing was a joke,” Bloom says.

Check out the promotion video for Kevin Hart’s forthcoming Irresponsible Tour.

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The Nike VaporMax Flyknit “Black History Month” Will Release In 2018

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Nike and Jordan Brand connect for the latest “BHM” nod Flyknit…

Nike released the first images of the VaporMax Flyknit which will arrive 2018. Jordan Brand and Nike have teamed up  to create a redish, green and black colorway iteration inspired by the Pan-African flag that will be the newest addition to the Black History Month Collection. The shoe also contains a date of 08/ 20/1993 on the medial upper which we have no information on what the date stands for as of yet. Sources speculate that the date could be a celebration of the 25th anniversary of former Olympic hurdler, Colin Jackson.

We will keep you posted as more info emerges on the release of the Nike VaporMax Flyknit “BHM” in the upcoming weeks. The Nike VaporMax Flyknit “BHM” is expected to release in Februray 2018 at a set price of $200.

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Lil Uzi Vert’s Album ‘Luv Is Rage 2’ Goes Gold

TheSource Feed - 6 hours 40 min ago

Words by Jasmine Johnson

Lil Uzi Vert’s career has gone up the past couple of months. Now, his debut album, Luv Is Rage 2, has been certified gold after 500,000 album units have been sold. With his No. 1 hit “XO Tour Llif3,” which has been certified platinum four times, on Tuesday, October 17, there is nothing this young Hip-Hop artist can’t do to rise to the top! It means that the single has been streamed over four million times on music platforms in a short period of time. He has over 11 plaques alone combined this year and it keeps on rising. The album has unique vocals, production and immaculate songwriting skills.

The album has landed on Billboard’s 200 charts  in less than two months after its release on August 25.  What is next for Lil Uzi Vert? He previewed new music on his social media platform for his fans so that’ll keep us on our toes waiting for more.

He has recently announced that he will be going on a surprise tour, 16*29, with Playboi Carti starting on November 17 in Denver, CO. It was announced early Wednesday morning. Many of the fans think that they were expecting a joint project, but the tour is even better with the two former XXL Freshman class. Pre-sale tickets will be going on sale Thursday, October 19 and general tickets will be on sale Friday, October 20.


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New York City Dance Icon VooDoo Ray Has Passed Away at 50

TheSource Feed - 6 hours 46 min ago

Words by Ime Ekpo

Hip-Hop culture has suffered a great loss from the loyal community.

New York City Dance Icon, VooDoo Ray born Raymond Ultarte, has reportedly passed away at the age of 50 on Tuesday (October 17). The cause of death is currently unknown. Ultarte was embedded into the roots of the Hip-Hop community through dance. He is notable in Hip-Hop culture for his electrifying dance moves which were infamous for bringing life into the parties of New York City nightlife. Formerly known as Boogie Ray, one of the first people he danced for was Hip-Hop pioneer, Kurtis Blow.

Throughout the 80s and 90s, VooDoo Ray was a pivotal force in New York City nightlife who evolved with the genre becoming a frequently featured dancer in several music videos throughout the 90s, into the millennium. Music videos on his resume include Run D.M.C. “It’s Like That”, Busta Rhymes “Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Can See”, Wyclef Jean “We Trying To Stay Alive”, JAY-Z “Sunshine”, Mariah Carey “Honey”, Rah Digga Party and Bullshit,” just to name a few!

Ray was ⅓ of DJ Tony Touch’s signature Toca Tuesday’s at Cielo and ½ of New York City’s once beloved Funkbox parties at Le Poisson Rouge. He was also a renowned party promoter and booking agent for New York City DJs, which heightened his stance in the Hip-Hop community. Many described him as being “the coolest person” who was a “Hip-Hop lover” that was “full of life” with a “heart of gold.”

The reactions from the Hip-Hop community were grand in shock and sorrow. Tony Touch, one of his closest, was speechless, posting a black space, with no caption. May VooDoo Ray, rest in peace. Take a look at the reactions of VooDoo Ray’s passing from notable bodies of the hip-hop community, below.

A post shared by TOCA (@djtonytouch) on Oct 17, 2017 at 8:37pm PDT

Rest In Peace To A Very Good Dude Voodoo Ray @mrvoodooray Ray Along With Tony Touch @djtonytouch & Danny Castro @dcashflow74 Gave So Many Of Us DJ’s In NYC An Opportunity To DJ @ They Toca Tues & Funkbox Parties. But Beyond That He Was The Coolest Dude You Would Ever Know. He Always Had A Smile On His Face. His Love For Music Was Impeccable. The Last Time I Saw Ray Was @ His 50th Bday Party In April @ Toca Tues @ Cielo In Manhattan. Rakim Was Scheduled To Come To His 50th Bday Bash But He Couldn’t Make It So Rakim Mgr & Danny Castro Asked Me Would I Come Do A DJ Set To Cover For Rakim. When They Told Me It Was Ray’s 50th Bday I Told Them I Would Most Definitely Do It. When I Started DJ’in @ The Club That Nite I Kept Saying On The Mic “RAY YOU CANNOT BE 50YRS OLD” Ray Came To The Booth & Said “YEAH CEE I’M REALLY 50” This Was The Last Pic We Took Together Which Was @ My 50th Bday Bash @ Cielo In Manhattan In August Of 2016. As You Can See Ray Does Not Look 50!!!! He Looks Young & Vibrant. I’m So Glad That I Was Able To Be There For His Last Bday In Physical Form!!! GODSPEED TO VOODOO RAY!!!! YOU WILL BE SORELY MISSED!!!!! TONY TOUCH & DANNY CASTRO STAY STRONG!!!!

A post shared by MISTER CEE (@djmistercee) on Oct 17, 2017 at 11:17pm PDT

A post shared by TOCA (@djtonytouch) on Oct 17, 2017 at 8:37pm PDT

I literally just got the sad news from Toca that Voodoo Ray has just passed… I'm on my way to do his spot at Cielo with Tony Touch and Danny Castro… I Told Tony Let's Not Shut It Down!!! Let's Celebrate His Life And His Night At Toca Tuesdays… That's The Beauty Of Music!!! R.I.P. Ray… We Gonna Rock This 4 U Hardbody! @mrvoodooray #TocaTuesdays #PremierWuzHere

A post shared by @djpremier on Oct 17, 2017 at 8:55pm PDT

Voodoo Ray man. If you had the time of your life at a New York party in the past 20—chances are this brother was part the reason—�either lighting up the dancefloor w his crew or throwing the actual party. A key fixture in New York club nightlife. It’s never gonna be the same man. Wow man. New York lost a legend last night. Rest easy @MrVoodooRay #VoodooRay

A post shared by Questlove Gomez (@questlove) on Oct 18, 2017 at 5:19am PDT

Rest in paradise, bro. NYC nightlife will never be the same. #VoodooRay

A post shared by D-Nice (@djdnice) on Oct 18, 2017 at 8:13am PDT

Ray.. you are sooo loved.. everyone knew that already, but seeing my timelines today full of the stories of all you did and were for so many.. it's incredible the impact of one life.. the ripple effect.. you are the definition of high vibrations.. captain of team spirit your energy smile dance and voice raised the frequency and vibration of any room blessed enough to have you in its presence. So much of me feels you were vibrating so high you just vibrated up on out of this dimension.. Though I didn't know you the decades that many of your close friends and colleagues have.. your spirit always resonated with me and I'm so grateful for all your contributions to our NYC & worldwide dance and music culture.. yet you were just doing what you loved all the while uplifting and encouraging everyone around you to do the same.. and for this you are such an inspiration to me and so many! We can all strive to live as vibrantly and beautifully as you did on this planet.. if we all took just a piece of what you gave us.. the passion the warmth the kindness the love and applied it as you did in your everyday then I'm positive we gonna be alright. Peaceful transitions earth angel.. We took this pic at my bday 3 years ago at output wit @the_litro in the back eating that bomb carrot cake! Was happy to see you & chat even briefly a few weeks ago outside at Mobile Mondays.. It was always laughter & smiles with you.. will so miss that until we all meet again.. ❤️✨❤️✨❤️ #love #forever #voodooray

A post shared by Natasha Diggs (@natashadiggs) on Oct 18, 2017 at 5:11pm PDT

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Redman Says Auto-Tune Is Why Today’s Rappers Lack Distinction

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Words by Ime Ekpo

The Muddy Waters rapper is always ready to school the new cats. 

Redman stopped by HOT 97 on Wednesday (October 18th) and was given the chance to express the innings of his Hip-Hop mentality along with some never heard before facts.

The notable bricks MC reveals to Ebro, Laura Stylez, and Rosenberg that he has been living in Staten Island for over 10 years and surprisingly, his signature duo magic counterpart, Method Man, a Staten Island native, was not the one who brought him into the forgotten New York City borough. He is actually living in the same home as the one from his infamous MTV Cribs episode.

Redman is undisputedly a Hip-Hop act who is legendary for their distinctive sound. When asked by the inquisitive Ebro about appreciating the art of a rapper having a distinct sound, Redman said:

From my era, from even the era before us, it was about being different, it was about being original. That’s why we uphold the names that we have from Big Daddy Kane, KRS-One, Slick Rick, Redman, Keith Murray, Ghost. Look at these names, they’re like superheroes.

The dialogue immediately went into the lack of distinction in the sound of modern-day rappers, and Redman wholeheartedly believes the use of auto-tune is the cause.

You know what it is Ebro, it is the god damn auto-tune. Let’s just look at the facts. The dudes who are not using auto-tune, Kendrick Lamar, J Cole, Joey Badass, even Gunplay from MMG, they stand out. While everybody uses auto-tune, you won’t know who is who.

 It was only right for Redman to display the sound of a distinctive MC, dropping a soul-snatching Muddy Waters 2 influenced freestyle, shaking the airwaves.

Redman is coming back to television via VH1 as the host of the network’s newest show, Scared Famous which is airing on Monday, October 23rd at 8 pm. Peep Redman’s full insightful HOT 97 interview by pressing play above.

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LeBron James & Gabrielle Union to Produce A Comedy Show For ABC

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Words by Shurida Lundi

Two unstoppable forces are teaming up, LeBron James and Gabrielle Union, to produce a new comedy on ABC titled White Dave. It will be a single-camera comedy from filmmaker David E. Talbert.

In White Dave, written by Talbert and based on his experiences growing up, a young African-American teenager goes from living in an all-white suburb to have to shift gears and move to an all-black neighborhood after his mother remarries. With his production company, Springhill Productions, LeBron will executive produce the show. Union and Maverick Carter (James’ producing partner) will coproduce the show.

Gabrielle Union is currently on tour with her new book, We’re Going to Need More Wine, and is wrapping up her hit show, Being Mary Jane, with a 2-hour series finale set to air in 2018. LeBron James plays for the Cleveland Cavaliers this NBA season and has three shows he has been working on: Survivor’s Remorse on Starz, a game show titled The Wall, and an HBO show dedicated to the sneaker culture.

No word on the case of White Dave but everything Gabrielle Union and LeBron James touch becomes a winner.

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Teacher Resigns After Trying To Force Students To Remove Their “Make America Great Again” Shirts

TheSource Feed - 7 hours 1 min ago

Words by Alexandra Salandy

In early September a Georgia high school teacher named Lyn Orletsky made headlines for telling two students to turn their shirts inside out. The students were wearing shirts that had President Donald Trump’s famous slogan “Make America Great Again” across them.

A video went of Orletsky, telling the students to leave the classroom if they refuse to remove their shirts. Orletsky also made comments saying that the shirts were against the school’s dress code and wearing the shirts was like wearing a swastika.

She explained that her reasoning for asking the students to remove their shirts was not because she is Anti-Trump but because Neo-Nazis recently wore them during their violent pro-hate rally. Orletsky also added that “while my actions have been portrayed as political, I was trying to create a supportive classroom for all my students.”

The school’s superintendent made a public apology saying that the students were not in trouble but, the teacher’s actions were wrong. The superintendent also added that the student’s shirts were not at all a violation of the school’s dress code.

Lyn Orletsky was placed on administrative leave in September after the video went viral and caused an uproar for the school district. However, the teacher’s nightmare quickly began once she started getting threats for her life and became very fearful for her safety. The fear for her safety quickly resulted in her wanting to resign from her position.

She released a statement Wednesday stating:

After attacks on my character and threats on my life, I have made the decision to resign from my teaching position at River Ridge High School. While in hindsight I would have handled the situation differently, the outcry over this incident has been disproportionate to the event itself.

Orletsky plans to officially resign Thursday at 7 pm.

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Ty Dolla $ign Links Up With Future & Swae Lee for New Track | Source News Flash

TheSource Feed - 7 hours 10 min ago

Today in Source News Flash:

Ty Dolla $ign is back with another track off his upcoming album Beach House 3, this time with “Don’t Judge Me” featuring Future and Swae Lee.
Lil Uzi Vert and Playboi Carti are hitting the road together on the aptly named 16*29 Tour, starting with a show in Denver on November 17.
RZA confirmed that a year ago, at Russell Crowe‘s hotel room party the actor spat at Azealia Banks – who was invited there by Wu-Tang member. During an interview with The Breakfast Club RZA said, “Look, he spat at her, I saw that.” We went on to explain that Crowe didn’t actually spit on Banks.

FILA and clothing label Pink Dolphin have aligned for a special collection of apparel and footwear that fuse FILA’s classic heritage and Pink Dolphin’s core aesthetic.
Nike’s combat-inspired boot is getting a new look just in time for winter and it takes the military style of the SF-AF1. The new colorway “Winter Camo” has yet to receive an official release date.

The man accused of killing three people at a home-remodeling business in Maryland is in custody after a massive, daylong manhunt. Police said Radee Labeeb Prince, 37, opened fire at his workplace in Edgewood, Maryland.

San Antonio Spurs won last night’s season debut game at home against Minnesota Timberwolves scoring 107-99.

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Obama’s Name To Replace Jefferson Davis’ On Mississippi School

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A Mississippi school is shedding the name of the Confederacy’s only president and will instead be named for the first African-American president of the United States.

Davis International Baccalaureate Elementary School in Jackson, MS was named decades ago for Jefferson Davis.

In a move proposed by parents, the school with 98 percent African-American enrollment will be renamed for Barack Obama in the next academic year. The PTA president announced the planned change at a school board meeting Tuesday.

State rankings show the magnet school is the top academic performer of all elementary and middle schools in Mississippi.

The name change comes as leaders of the school district in Mississippi’s capital city are reconsidering Confederate names on three campuses.

About 96 percent of students in Jackson Public Schools are African-American.

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Today In Hip Hop History: Black Moon Drops Their Debut Album ‘Enta Da Stage’ 24 Years Ago

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On this date in 1993, Buckshot Shorty, the 5 Foot MC amd DJ Evil Dee released their first full length album, ‘Enta Da Stage’, in 1993 on Nervous Records.This is undoubtedly one of the most pivotal albums to the sub-genre now coined as “backpack rap”.

With total in-house production from Evil Dee and The Beatminerz’ Mr. Walt, Enta Da Stage tells the narrative of the gritty streets of Crown Heights, Brooklyn from the perspective young, Black teenagers submerged in that environment. With a very cinematic feel, the album captures the essence of the unforgiving streets while maintaining its conceptual focus of using the music to magnify the environment. The album also introduced fans to the poetic, weed-puffing duo Smif N Wessun and Heltah Skeltah, the origin of the late, great Sean Price.

Recorded entirely in the world-renowned and now defunct D&D Studios, tracks that propelled the project include songs like “I Got Cha Opin”, “How Many MCs”, which was powered by a KRS-One sample, and the lead single, “Who Got The Props?”, the track that would forever etch Black Moon in Hip Hop history.

Salute to Buck, Evil Dee, 5Ft., Mr. Walt, Dru Ha and the rest of the Duck Down/Boot Camp Clik family for this timeless classic!

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Mary J. Blige Disses Pink And Any Possibility Of A Duet

TheSource Feed - 8 hours 34 min ago

Well, legends don’t do music with everybody.

That’s what pop singer Pink revealed in a Sirius XM interview when she said that Mary J. gave her a flat out NO when she asked to do a duet with her.

“I went in her trailer a long time ago, I think it was when I hosted the Lady of Soul Train or Soul Train Awards,” the “You’re Beautiful” songstress admitted on the SiriusXM’s Morning Mashup.

“I walked into her trailer and I was like, ‘Hi, would you ever work with me?’ She just took one look at me and she goes, ‘No’. I go, ‘OK! I love you, Mary! I’ll see you again!'”

Pink said that she respected MJB for her brutal honesty as opposed to the common, yet fake industry pleasantries.

“That’s what I love about her,” she added. “I respect it because so many people will be like, ‘Yeah, call me!'”


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Eminem Opens Up On The Mic In Pistons First Season Game

TheSource Feed - 9 hours 4 min ago

While the Pistons were prepping to put it on the Charlotte Hornets to open up the season right and bless their new Little Caesars Arena with a win, Detroit native Eminem came through to show support for the hometown squad. The veteran rapper even touched the mic before the tip off to get the Motown crowd off their feet and get them geared up for the game. Check out the footage below.

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Famous Dex and A$AP Rocky Link Up For New Banger “Pick It Up”

TheSource Feed - Wed, 10/18/2017 - 3:03pm

After a preview from Famous Dex back in August, the enigmatic rapper has officially released “Pick It Up” featuring young, jiggy Harlem icon A$AP Rocky. The duo spits to FKi’s loaded beat trading off verses. This particular song drops in the lead up time to Dexter’s forthcoming album called Dex Meets Dexter.

Famous Dex was recently featured on A$AP Ferg’s album/mixtape Still Striving on the song “Coach Cartier”.

Listen to new Famous Dex below and let us know in the comments if the pairing of Dexter and A$AP Rocky works.

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Frank Ocean Beats His Father in $14.5 Million Defamation Suit

TheSource Feed - Wed, 10/18/2017 - 2:54pm

Frank Ocean’s dad, Calvin Cooksey, filed a defamation suit against his own son, and lost.

Cooksey said the R&B crooner defamed him in a social media revelation. The Blonde singer recalled a time that he went out to eat with his father and Cooksey called a transgender waitress “a fa**ot”. Papa bear felt like he was getting dragged and took his flesh and blood to court.

A Los Angeles judge heard the case on Tuesday, October 17th and ruled in the singer’s favor, saying that Cooksey failed to prove that his son defamed him. Frank’s attorney told TMZ, “It was a sad case, but we are glad that it ended in Frank’s favor and that it is over.”

It’s unfortunate to witness that Cooksey would try to extort his son for millions of dollars for revealing his truth, instead of initiating a sit down.


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Kendrick Lamar Says His Best Written Verses are on “FEAR.”

TheSource Feed - Wed, 10/18/2017 - 2:51pm

Words by Fatima Barrie

In an exclusive interview with i-D, Compton rapper Kendrick Lamar shares his insightful thoughts about his friendship with Barack Obama, Trump’s presidency, and his successful winning streak in Hip-Hop.

One portion of the in-depth interview in particular, has the internet talking. During the conversation, Lamar was asked if he’s written the perfect rhyme of his career yet and he reveals that his best written verses appear on “FEAR,” the 12th single from his fourth studio album DAMN. “FEAR” is the compelling, honest record about the rapper’s fears from childhood through adulthood, “It’s completely honest,” he says.

The first verse is everything that I feared from the time that I was seven years old. The second verse I was 17, in the third it’s everything I feared when I was 27. These verses are completely honest.

K Dot further explains that even as a great writer, sometimes your writing is terrible, “Everything you write is not dope,” he says. “Even if you’re a great writer, a bunch of the stuff you write is wack. But most people don’t have somebody around to be like, ‘That’s wack.'” Luckily for him, he’s fortunate to have his TDE team and friends who keep it real with him,

I’ve been in that studio writing terrible verses, writing terrible hooks, with homeboys and friends and people that you trust telling you, ‘That’s garbage.’ I grew thick skin and got back in there and did it all over again.


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Is Oprah Going to Run for President in 2020?

TheSource Feed - Wed, 10/18/2017 - 2:46pm

Words by Fatima Barrie

Over the weekend, Oprah Winfrey made headlines with her lush star-studded brunch in celebration of her new book, The Wisdom of Sundays: Life-Changing Insights from Super Soul Conversations, a collection of her conversations from her Super Soul Sundays series on OWN. She made an appearance on CBS This Morning earlier today to discuss her new role as a special correspondent on 60 minutes and the meaning behind her new book.

You have a mind, you have a body, and you have a spirit. So I think to nurture all three, which is what I really work at all the time is important and that’s what this book is all about.

She also weighed in her thoughts about the Harvey Weinstein allegations, “It’s triggering a lot of unreleased pain, repressed anger, guilt and suffering that a lot of women had.” Co-anchor of CBS This Morning and Winfrey’s best friend Gayle King then asked her if she would be running in the presidential election in 2020. Winfrey shutdown the rumors with her simple response, “There will be no running of office of any kind, for me.” Watch the clip below.

Is @Oprah running for POTUS in 2020? "There will be no running of office of any kind, for me." pic.twitter.com/2T0PJnGDFG

— CBS This Morning (@CBSThisMorning) October 18, 2017

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adidas Originals x YEEZY BOOST 350 V2 “Semi Frozen Yellow” Release Date Revealed

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Kanye West debuted the adidas Originals YEEZY BOOST 350 V2 in “Semi Frozen Yellow” on his feet back in August. Today, we have received another look at the ostentatious color way along with some more details regarding the sneaker. It seems as if the sneaker will sport a fresh gum bottom.

The neon pair will possess glow in the dark details and is reported as being the most limited YEEZY BOOST 350 V2 to ever be released. Designed specifically by Kanye West himself, the “Semi Frozen Yellow” Yeezy’s are expected to drop Saturday, November 18th.  According to Yeezy Mafia, we are not far from the drop of the next Yeezy sneaker. Stay tuned for official confirmation from adidas Originals and Kanye.

MOST LIMITED V2 #MafiaSZN pic.twitter.com/P438vqD7Bi

— Yeezy Mafia (@theyeezymafia) October 18, 2017

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