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Watch Jay-Z Pay Tribute To Chester Bennington With “Numb/Encore” Performance

TheSource Feed - Mon, 08/21/2017 - 7:44pm

Despite the fact that Linkin Park fans and music aficionados alike are still in shock at the sudden death of the rock n’ roll mainstay’s lead singer Chester Bennington, Brooklyn-born rap mogul Jay-Z took time during his set at the V Festival in the UK over the weekend to honor the fallen artist. Check out his tribute below.

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Lil Wayne Says ‘Tha Carter V’ is “Ready to Drop”

TheSource Feed - Mon, 08/21/2017 - 3:18pm

As Lil Wayne continues his long-lasting legal disputes with Cash Money Records, many fans are wondering where’s Tha Carter V.

Although we have no clue when it’s dropping, Weezy confirmed that Tha Carter V will certainly see the light of day in a recent interview with Q93’s Wild Wayne.

Of course you’re going to see Tha Carter V. Man, I just don’t want to put it out the wrong way. Honestly, man, I can do what I want honestly at any time. The fans deserve it to be right and that’s how it’s gonna be. I’ma make sure it’s right. I can drop whatever I want to drop. I keep dropping whatever I want to drop. But I’m not gonna give ’em Carter V the wrong way.

Weezy continued to explain that the highly anticipated album is actually complete.

Carter V is done. Carter V on the shelf just ready to drop. I don’t have to. I ain’t gotta do that. I move on and keep it moving and give them what I’m doing right now. But Carter V is ready to be listened to. It’s just gotta be listened to the right way and like I said, I ain’t gonna give it to ’em wrong.

Listen to the full interview below.

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo Honors Dave Chappelle in NYC For His Charity Work

TheSource Feed - Mon, 08/21/2017 - 2:56pm

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo honored Dave Chappelle for his lasting charitable work.

Nika Milbrun, Cuomo’s Assistant Director of Constituencies for African-American and Women’s Affairs, did the honors of presenting the comedian with his recognition. Milburn acknowledged that Dave donated $50K to the Flint Water Crisis, and is set to host Rihanna’s charitable Diamond Ball in September. She also mentioned his positive influence over African-American entertainers.

Dave Chappelle was humbled for the most part and explained his connection to New York City in the video on TMZ.

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DMX Granted Permission To Travel While On House Arrest Under One Condition

TheSource Feed - Mon, 08/21/2017 - 1:21pm

DMX was placed on house arrest earlier this month, and recently submitted a travel request to a New York federal judge. The request states that the rapper needs to travel in order to work and support his children. His request was approved, but only under one condition: A round-the-clock sober coach must accompany him.

The New York Daily News reports that X can travel to appear at his scheduled performances. X’s lawyer, Murray Richman, said, “We’re ecstatic about the court’s decision giving Mr. Simmons the opportunity to perform and continue his career.”

DMX was put on house arrest after failing a drug test while he was out on bail for tax fraud charges. Now he has to be “accompanied at all times” by a sober coach that he has to pay for out of his pocket.

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Watch The Video For Yo Gotti’s “Rake It Up” Featuring Nicki Minaj

TheSource Feed - Mon, 08/21/2017 - 1:06pm

The “Rake It Up” video is finally here after Nicki Minaj playfully teased that it was never being released.

We decided to not put the #RakeItUpVideo out anymore so that ppl can stop twerking and start reading. Let's change our world 1 book @ a time

— NICKI MINAJ (@NICKIMINAJ) August 18, 2017

Nicki continued to tease her fans some more by uploading audio-less previews of the video.

12PM EST tomorrow tomorrow I luv ya tomorrow…you're only a day aaaaway #RakeItUpVideo @yogottikom pic.twitter.com/g68zdLfgEV

— NICKI MINAJ (@NICKIMINAJ) August 20, 2017

The Benny Boom-directed video kicks off with Nicki (looking great as ever), raking up money from the money trees while Yo Gotti spits his verse. If you’re a Tidal member, you can watch the video in its entirety on the streaming service. Non-tidal users can check out the preview for “Rake It Up” here.

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TheSource Feed - Mon, 08/21/2017 - 12:46pm

AWGEST, the takeover by A$AP Mob and AWGE throughout the month of August, continues this week with the official video for new song “Feels So Good”, a performance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, and now with the pre-order launch for the NYC rap collective’s heavily anticipated follow-up, Cozy Tapes Vol. 2: Too Cozy, out August 25th via A$AP WORLDWIDE/ Polo Grounds/ RCA Records.

Released earlier this year, the Mob’s first single off the album, “RAF” , featuring A$AP Rocky, Playboi Carti, Quavo, Lil Uzi Vert and Frank Ocean, arrived to critical acclaim and has now reached over 65 million combined audio streams and video views worldwide across all digital platforms. The video features Rocky, Carti and Quavo modeling both new and rare, limited edition pieces from the Raf Simons archives.

A$AP Mob is preparing to embark on their TOO COZY TOUR, a 19-city trek across the US, kicking off September 23rd in Lowell, MA and bringing the madness across the country until November 3rd in Broomfield, CO, with A$AP Ferg and Playboi Carti on select dates. A Chicago date has been added on October 11th- see full list of dates below. Tickets and more information about the tour are available at www.asapmob.com

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Biggie “Ready to Die” Vinyl + Hip-Hop Record Subscription Launch

TheSource Feed - Mon, 08/21/2017 - 12:08pm

Tomorrow at noon, Vinyl Me, Please is announcing their September record of the month, Notorious B.I.G.’s 1994 classic, “Ready to Die”. The album, remastered for vinyl will feature the original artwork for the first time in over a decade.

The collection includes:

•2LP, Red with White/Black Splatter + White with Red/Black Splatter Vinyl
•Exclusive ‘Baby’ Cover w/ Red Metallic Foil + Embossed Text*
•Remastered for Vinyl
•Deluxe wide-spine single pocket jacket
•12×12 Art Print by Bráulio Amado (http://www.braul.io/)


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Jordan Brand Drops Flight Luxe In All-Red Colorway

TheSource Feed - Mon, 08/21/2017 - 10:42am

The Jordan Flight Luxe…

Jordan Brand has blessed us with heat almost every week and the latest offering is the Jordan Flight Luxe. We can’t deny that the luxurious shoe is a bonafide eye-catcher and comes equipped with premium leather on the heel and ankle collar.  One of the best parts of the shoe includes the extra cushioning on the midsole unit and the all-red colorway is definitely a teaser. The model will not sit on shoe shelves very long. Although, the shoe is not one of the best releases for Jordan Brand sneaker lovers everywhere are anticipating a pair. Features of the shoe include the Jordan 4 ‘flight’ branding on the inner tongue and 7-esque branding on the heel with subtle embossed exclusive details. The Chicago Bulls motif can be found on the shoe with hints of black on the lining and heel.

Are we a fan of the newest Jordan Brand model? You can cop your pair starting today at select Jordan Brand retailers or Nike.com at a set price of $120. Check out more images of the Jordan Flight Luxe in the gallery below.



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Ronnie Fieg Teases KITH Collaboration With LeBron James

TheSource Feed - Mon, 08/21/2017 - 10:38am

King James x KITH on the way….

Ronnie Fieg has emerged as one of the best streetwear designers in the game which means it’s only right he collaborates with the best hooper in the game in LeBron James. It was announced on social media about a week ago that KITH will collaborate with the legend Scottie Pippen and ever since then a photo of King James wearing a KITH-branded hoodie has spread across social media. Ronnie Fieg initially shared the photo on his Instagram account with very little details just the caption “Today was a good day. Cube voice.” Shortly after, LeBron officially confirmed the collaboration on his Instagram story stating:

We’re on our way to another shoot. Just finished one up with Ronnie Fieg. KITH. It’s going to be crazy. I can’t even tell y’all what we’ve got in store, but it’s going to be OD.

The two could possibly be cooking up a collection of apparel or possibly just footwear. Whatever the two decide to collaborate on, it will more than certainly push the culture forward. Ronnie is on the top of his game and LeBron is always a step ahead with his game and always in his bag. We should know more about the collaboration in the coming weeks.

Check out the shared image from Ronnie Fieg below.

Today was a good day. Cube voice.

A post shared by Ronnie Fieg (@ronniefieg) on Aug 18, 2017 at 5:26pm PDT

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NYPD Officers Hold Rally In Support Of Colin Kaepernick

TheSource Feed - Mon, 08/21/2017 - 10:36am

Former San Francisco 49er quarterback, Colin Kaepernick has received love from all-over and he’s also received a massive amount of criticism. This past Saturday (August 19), former and current NYPD officers showed love and support for the free agent QB by holding a rally in Brooklyn where they wore all black t-shirts with the hashtag”#ImWithKap.” It appeared to be a larger ratio of minorities attending the rally along with Frank Serpico who also participated in the rally. The 29-year-old, remains a free agent in the NFL for deciding to speak up on police brutality and not standing for the national anthem. The official NFL season is only a few days away and players like Marshawn Lynch have also decided to take a knee instead of standing for the national anthem. Fans are eagerly anticipating the day Kaepernick is signed by another NFL team, he has remained a free agent since March after opting out of his contract to become a free agent.

“I am here to support anyone who has the courage to stand up against injustice and oppression anywhere in this country and the world,” he said. He’s trying to hold up this government for our Founding Fathers,” Serpico, now 81, told the Associated Press,

The Baltimore Ravens and the Seattle Seahawks were among the teams that were on the radar for Kaepernick during the off-season. When Roger Goodell was asked if Kaepernick was being blackballed by the NFL for speaking up on social injustices, he suggested that the statement was not true. Isn’t it a bit ironic that Roger feels this way even after statistics from Colin have been spectacular in the past? His former coach Jim Harbaugh and New Orleans Saints quarterback, Drew Brees both feel Colin is NFL QB worthy. Along with people like Michael Bennett, Richard Sherman and Justin Britt who have openly supported Colin Kaepernick and his controversial stance on oppression of people of color.

NFL commissioner, Roger Goodell feels that each team will sign the best talent even though quarterbacks like Josh McCown, Brian Hoyer and Blaine Gabbert have been signed this off-season.

“I don’t think that’s going to affect people from saying, ‘I’m going to do what’s in the best interest of my football team and give my team the best chance to win,’ because that’s what every team wants to do, in the long run. Those are decisions that the 32 clubs are going to have to make individually,” Goodell said of signing players. “They’re going to give whatever player they think can help them win that opportunity. And I think that’s what’s great about the NFL is that we’re a meritocracy, and you earn your opportunities and you get to keep your opportunities on the way you perform, ultimately. That’s what the NFL is about. I think that’s why fans love the game. People go out and they earn those opportunities, and it’s a competitive league, which is great for us.”

I would love to see Roger’s reaction if Colin Kaepernick is not signed this NFL season.

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Roc Nation Latin’s Mr. Paradise Drops Fiery New “Forastero” Remix

TheSource Feed - Mon, 08/21/2017 - 9:54am

Roc Nation Latin’s Mr. Paradise has teamed up with NYC production-duo, Electric Bodega, for the remix of his breakout single “Forastero.”

The song, which draws on his experience finding his true self while living in a foreign country in the search of true-self,  delivers an important message on top of Electric Bodega’s upbeat production .

“We’ve been fans of “Forastero” since it first released, and always wondering where we could take it stylistically if given the opportunity,” says Electric Bodega. “We’re super proud of how this came out and we hope you enjoy this unique mixture of Flamenco Urbano and EDM.”

Listen below, and be on the lookout for his debut album, TransAtlantico. 

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University of Texas Removes Four Confederate Statues

TheSource Feed - Mon, 08/21/2017 - 9:16am

In the wake of the violent Charlottesville rally that left one dead, and multiple others injured, the Univerity of Texas at Austin has made the immediate decision to remove four statues of individuals with Confederate ties from the campus’ South Mall.

Bronze statues of Confederate Generals Robert E. Lee and Albert Sidney Johnston and Confederate Postmaster John H. Reagan will be relocated to the university’s Briscoe Center for American History, while the likeness of James Stephen Hogg, Texas’ first native-born governor and the son of a Confederate general, will be re-installation at another campus site, said university President Gregory L. Fenves

“The horrific displays of hatred at the University of Virginia and in Charlottesville shocked and saddened the nation,” Fenves said in a statement issued to the university community. “These events make it clear, now more than ever, that Confederate monuments have become symbols of modern white supremacy and neo-Nazism.”

According to University of Texas spokesman Gary Susswein, the removals were carried out abruptly in the middle of the night and without any advanced notifcation to the general public for regard of public safety, likely to avoid the presence of those protesting the removals and counter-protestors.

White vans have pulled up to South Mall at @UTAustin where four Confederate statues are being removed. pic.twitter.com/9q9fyhVikj

— Mary Huber (@marymhuber) August 21, 2017

“The historical and cultural significance of the Confederate statues on our campus — and the connections that individuals have with them — are severely compromised by what they symbolize,” Fenves further explained. “Erected during the period of Jim Crow laws and segregation, the statues represent the subjugation of African Americans. That remains true today for white supremacists who use them to symbolize hatred and bigotry.”

It was two years ago that Fenves made a similar move, removing the statue of President Jefferson Davis from the Main Mall and relocating it in the campus’ Briscoe center.

The statues of Lee, Johnston, Reagon, and Hogg were initially left untouched because of their deeper significance in the state of Texas, but following the Charlottesville attack and subsequent counter-protests that have taken place throughout the country, he’s decided to take a stand.

“The University of Texas at Austin has a duty to preserve and study history,” he added. “But our duty also compels us to acknowledge that those parts of our history that run counter to the university’s core values, the values of our state and the enduring values of our nation do not belong on pedestals in the heart of the Forty Acres.”

It was last week that a “Unite The Right” white nationalist rally took place in Charlottesville, Virginia in protest of the removal of a Confederate statue in the city’s Emancipation Park.

This group, however, was met with a swarm of counterprotestors, leading to violent clashes all day and an eventual state of emergency was declared by Virginia governor Terry Macauliffe.

Things took a deadly turn when James A. Fields Jr. drove his car into a crowd of counterprotestors and killed 32-year old Heather Heyer and injured at least 19 others.

Currently, Fields is facing various felony charges that include murder in the 2nd degree.

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Chance The Rapper Lands Fortune’s 40 Under 40, SZA Cancels Tour Dates | Source News Flash

TheSource Feed - Mon, 08/21/2017 - 8:54am

Today in Source News Flash: At the age of only 24, Chance The Rapper is this year’s youngest person to land a spot on Fortune’s 40 Under 40 List, the publication’s “annual ranking of the most influential young people in business.”
SZA‘s Ctrl tour has been postponed, due to “unforeseen circumstances.” The first three dates -Richmond, VA, Washington, DC, and New Haven, CT -have been postponed. Ticketholders for the Richmond date can attend a show on the new date of Aug. 21. Rescheduled dates for the other two stops are in the works but not yet announced.
Killer Mike decided to take a stand in the light of recent protest and violence outbreaks caused by white supremacist rallies. The rapper is now selling anti-Confederate “Check The Scoreboard” merch on Daylight Curfew, depicting a scoreboard with the Confederate States Of America at 0 points and the United States Of America at 1

Killer Mike x Villains x @daylightcurfew Drops these #WinnersAndLosersCheckTheScoreBoard tee/coffee mugs right now! Make sure u grab one b4 we sell out!!!! Link in bio art by- @atomtheartist

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Ronnie Fieg has teased a new collaboration for KITH over the weekend. It looks like the brand might have penned a longterm deal with Nike Basketball. Some of the images include LeBron James wearing KITH hoodie, and purple Scott Pippen-edition sneaker.
The Weeknd launched PUMA’s Tsugi Shinsei Nido, featuring  a unique lacing concept for a progressive look and extra comfortable fit, mesh construction with premium leather overlays, sock-like collar, Ignite midsole unit, elastic branded band on the heel. The shoe launches on September 1st.

Today, the United States will observe a full solar eclipse. Read here on how to prepare for it.

Oklahoma City Thunder assistant general manager Michael Winger is close to a deal to become the Clippers’ new general manager, according to a person with knowledge of the situation.

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U.S. Prepares For Upcoming Full Solar Eclipse

TheSource Feed - Mon, 08/21/2017 - 7:24am

Days before a rare solar eclipse crosses the United States, state governments in its path are preparing to handle hundreds of thousands of visitors.

People are expected to flock to remote regions of the country for pristine views of the eclipse, activating emergency operation centers ordinarily reserved for storms, snow and forest fires.

Tourists are already congregating in rural Oregon, where a 30-mile traffic jam snarled a two-lane highway north of Bend on Thursday. The state expects as many as a million tourists over the next few days — the equivalent of 25 percent of the entire state’s population.

Gov. Kate Brown (D) said earlier this month she would activate the Oregon Air and Army National Guard to help ease traffic congestion. Extra ambulances will be at the ready, and the state has opened its Emergency Coordination Center to handle the influx. Brown will host troops of Girl Scouts for a watch party at the state capitol in Salem.
“State agencies, along with our local, tribal and federal partners, have extensively planned and are well-coordinated to make the 2017 total solar eclipse a safe and memorable event,” Brown said.

Tennessee’s emergency operation center will open in Nashville on Sunday, the state Emergency Management Agency said. The state Department of Public Safety has been preparing local governments for months, said Maj. Matt Perry, who oversees the Nashville District for the Tennessee State Patrol.

“We’ve been meeting, planning, talking, thinking eclipse for about a year now,” Perry said. “The magnitude of traffic coming into Nashville and Middle Tennessee and really across the state, we think it’s going to be like a crazy summer holiday travel [weekend] all wrapped up in one.”

Missouri government agencies have been working on plans to handle tourists since March, the state Department of Public Safety said. Missouri’s Emergency Operations Center opened Friday.

Jefferson City is the only capital in the country in the path of the totality — the phase of the eclipse in which the moon completely covers the sun — and non-essential state government offices will be closed Monday to free up parking spaces for the tens of thousands of visitors expected at the capitol complex.

The flood of tourists is already having an economic impact: Gas prices have spiked 9 cents per gallon in just the last week in Idaho, according to AAA. Idaho expects up to half a million visitors, hospitals are staffed at levels usually reserved for the busy July 4th holiday weekend, and the state’s Civil Air Patrol will operate extra flights to watch out for forest fires.

The city of Idaho Falls has set up a special phone line to answer resident and visitor questions about the eclipse. The line has attracted so many calls already that city officials scrounged up extra phones, to be staffed by off-duty fire fighters and police officers.

Cities and towns in the path of the eclipse are expecting an economic boom from tourists who come and stay overnight. Towns from Salem, Ore., to Idaho Falls and St. Joseph, Mo., expect more visitors than the number of residents. Grand Island, Neb., expects to generate $1 million in eclipse-related sales, according to the city’s Chamber of Commerce.

Just twelve million Americans live in the path of the eclipse totality, stretching from Oregon to South Carolina. Another 88 million live within 200 miles.

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Thousands Sign Petition To Replace Confederate Monument With Missy Elliott Statue

TheSource Feed - Mon, 08/21/2017 - 6:55am

If you were to take down a Confederate statue from a local park, who would you choose to put in their place?

One Virginia man thinks that rapper Missy Elliot would be the perfect person to oust those old, stodgy generals and replace them with a more modern face.

Nathan Coflin has recently started a change.org petition that proposes the Confederate Monument in Olde Towne Portsmouth, Virginia, be replaced by a statue of Melissa Arnette Elliott, better known by her stage name of Missy “Misdemeanour” Elliott.

“Who better to encapsulate the culture and spirit of the city enshrined in a new monument than Grammy Award winning rapper, dancer, and record producer Missy ‘Misdemeanor’ Elliott?” Asks Coflin in his petition.

Elliott was born Portsmouth, Virginia in 1971, so there’s certainly a reason the town would be proud of the wildly successful recording artist. Although, she is still alive, which flies against the norms of monument building which immortalizes famous people who are already deceased.

“Together we can put white supremacy down, flip it and reverse it,” writes Coflin, quoting lyrics from Missy’s chart topping song Work It.

So far, the petition has 1809 signature and counting. Nathan plans to present the petition to the Portsmouth Mayor once it has over 2,500 signatures.

The Missy Elliott petition comes at a time when Confederate monuments are falling across the country because of their use as rallying cries for far right, white nationalist groups. The recent and now infamous Charlottesville riots originally drew these groups due to the planned removal of a Robert E. Lee statue from Emancipation Park. The riots left three dead, and dozens injured when violence erupted between neo-Nazi groups and counter-protesters.

Most recently, a statue of Robert Taney was removed from the Maryland State House grounds. The statue was removed in the dead of night to avoid notice and to prevent further protests from neo-Confederate groups.

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Richard Hamilton Shares Custom Air Jordan 11 Detroit Pistons PE

TheSource Feed - Mon, 08/21/2017 - 1:58am

RIP City and the Jordan Brand era…

The 2000’s will forever be a classic era of the NBA, championship after championship for the Detroit Pistons. The Detroit boys were a force to be reckoned with in those classic days of the NBA. Richard Hamilton is one of the best shooters to ever play basketball and off the court he has managed to hold up his title as being a sneakerhead. Richard also represented Jordan Brand and with that came many exclusives. If you don’t believe me, you can ask the man himself. Richard has been teasing us every summer as he shares photos of some of his treasured footwear he received during his time in the NBA and being an athlete with Jordan Brand.

He shared a photo of a custom pair of Air Jordan 11s that feature the Detroit Pistons team colors with a white patent leather midsole, a blue mesh upper and matching tumbled leather on the heel. Even the laces are decked out in white and you can find red hints adorned on the jumpman logo. To finish off the perfect masterpiece, an icy translucent outsole is featured on the bottom half of the shoe.

These are exclusively RIP City’s which means Jordan Brand will never have a global release for these bad boys, but how cool would it be if they decided to give these a general release? Check out a closer image of the Air Jordan 11 Detroit Pistons PE below.

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Kanye West And Kid Cudi Reportedly Working On A Secret Album In Japan

TheSource Feed - Sat, 08/19/2017 - 8:40am

From what we hear, this Chi-Town/Cleveland collabo is a real thing.

According to a report from The New York Post’s Page Six, Kanye West and Kid Cudi have been cooking up a collaboration project overseas in Japan according to a source close to the two artists.

“They’re going to drop some surprise project on everybody. They’re recording it now,” a source told the publication.

Despite both of the artist’s mental health issues last year and the feud between the two Hip Hop wunderkinds in 2016, Yeezy found a way to reconcile with his protege as well as please their fans all at once.

According to a source, the new project is so secret, “they’re going to drop some crazy collaboration out of the blue.”

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Future Postpones Virginia Shows Following Racist Charlottesville Riots

TheSource Feed - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 5:41pm

Future took to Twitter to announce that he is postponing two Virginia dates of his HNDRXX tour.

Out of respect for the tragic events I felt it wasn't rite to perform at this time..please understand my heart mean well VA #FutureHendrix

— FUTURE/FREEBANDZ (@1future) August 18, 2017

VA is important to me & always will be. I'm comin very soon,my word! Love Forever

— FUTURE/FREEBANDZ (@1future) August 18, 2017

The announcement was made following the racist, violent white supremacist rallies in Charlottesville riots that led to the death of 32-year-old Heather Hyers and injured others.

The Charlottesville show was apart of University of Virginia’s “Welcome Week” for returning students. Lil Yachty was booked for the same show. An online social media campaign called #giveUVAaCHANCE is calling for Chance The Rapper to step in for Future.

UPC EXCLUSIVE: Help UPC secure another Welcome Week artist by sharing this post and tagging @chancetherapper and the hashtag #giveUVAaCHANCE pic.twitter.com/YxsrD3nEF1

— UVAUPC (@UVAUPC) August 18, 2017

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Meek Mill’s Lawyer On Bust: “They’re Targeting A Young Black Entertainer

TheSource Feed - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 2:35pm

The NYPD sent about two dozen police cars to pick up Meek Mill for a traffic violation. His lawyer Joe Tacopina said he’s “never seen a case like this”, and his arrest was done “in one of the most outrageous fashions”.

Tacopina revealed that Meek was arrested during a charity event for the Dyckman Basketball Clinic, while he was surrounded by hundreds of kids taking selfies.

The arrest was triggered after a video surfaced the web of Meek popping wheelies without a helmet on in the street. Tacopina accused the NYPD of targeting the Philly rapper because he was the only one charged “despite the fact there were eight people doing the same thing. This is a situation where they’re targeting a young black entertainer.”

The Manhattan District Attorney’s Office only prosecuting him on a misdemeanor.

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On The Rise: Lord Cartel Drops A New Visual & Talks Music

TheSource Feed - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 2:19pm

Hailing from the east coast, Lord Cartel is a rising artist from New Jersey who plans to leave his mark on the east coast. At the age of 28, he’s built an impressive resume – just getting off of The Smokers Club Tour with Smoke Dza along with sharing a venue Erykah Badu & Wiz Khalifa, and working with Pete Rock.

It seems this is a name you’ll hear more of because this RFC affiliate is setting a tone for the summer. His first single of the year Cold Summer, Prod. by The CoPilots, is heating up on SoundCloud. Now the official video is here! This is not your run of the mill swag rap, Cartel is coming for heads! With a classic vintage sample and a deadly delivery, I’m sure winter will come early. Check out the full video above!



Q: Describe your sound & style?

“Post Modern Boom Bap lol. I feel like I go out of my way to create my own sound & style so to sum up my sound is tough. But, I’m influenced from the Golden Era to Trap to Soul & other elements outside of rap all together. Guess I’m just a gumbo of different sounds. If that makes sense.”

Q: What have you been up to with your music for summer 2017

“I’ve just got off tour earlier this year. I got to see a lot & experience a lot. So once I was settled back in I started creating & putting that energy into something fresh. Leading to this project & this new music I’m starting to release. Following Cold Summer I got some real treats for my core fans & the new ones I’m gaining. Really excited about this one!”

Q: What prominent or upcoming artist would you say inspire you?

“Upcoming I’ve been feeling my fellow Jersey Native Cruch Calhoun. Man has been killing it lately. & also feeling Amine’s stuff too! As for my inspiration I’d say Biggie Smalls, Mos Def, Jimi Hendrix, Nas. I’m all over the place..I’m inspired by Art in every sense.”

Q: What do you hope your fans learn or take from your music?

“To feel ya self & believe in your self & talk that shit! Lol It’s ok to be confident. I’m a pretty cliche street story so to see me being a round the way guy doing what I do I think speaks volumes to a market of everyday guys that don’t get spoken for. I’m 28 so I’m young enough to be hip & know what’s what but old enough to know I need to carry myself differently. It’s just about self awareness & self worth at the end of the day.”

Q: What would you say sets you apart from the many others in this rap game?

“I really never tell this story cuz in this day & age I’m not really sure what weight it may hold to people. But I use to be in church heavy. One time I was there & a prophet that use to come to the church & speak over people’s lives randomly called me from the back. Ain’t know shit about me & the first thing he told me was God said “Drop the Album” & he repeated it 4 more times. This guy ain’t know me at all. Never heard my music. Nothing. He told me that I never really looked back. I dead ass took that as a sign that God/ the Universe wants me on. Plus I could rap really really good.”

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