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The Chappelle Show Turns 15: Check Out the Most Groundbreaking Moments [Watch]

11 hours 47 min ago

Dave Chappelle is known as one of the biggest comedians in comedy, but when his show debuted on Comedy Central in 2003, fans didn’t know just how truly genius and groundbreaking he was.

In  the short span of three-years and 33 episodes, Chappelle and co-writer Neal Brennan made history creating quotable gold and some of the most memorable characters. During the tenure, Chappelle solidified a cult following and laid the foundation for comedy shows including the iconic Key and Peele among many others. In addition to creating a blueprint for shows to come, Chappelle also played a role in ushering Hip-Hop’s biggest names including Kanye West, Yasiin Bey, Talib Kweli and Common to primetime.

In 2017, Dave Chappelle reemerged from his self-imposed exile with new material with his familiar teachable and raw signature style. His most recent Netflix specials, Equanimity & The Bird Revelation, Chappelle ignites the desire for the return of his groundbreaking show as he channels the shows relax format in front of large audiences, as Chappelle unapologetically tackles controversial subjects in a way only he can.

While it seems Chappelle has no plans to bring back his old show, that’s not stopping us from listing some of his most groundbreaking moments.

Check out the Top 10 groundbreaking moments below and let us know your favorites on Twitter @TheSource.

10. Kneehigh Park

The episode featured Dave’s spin on making Sesame Street more realistic, giving kids a real glimpse of life is like as an adult. This episode (clearly aimed at adults) was a comedic way to tackle some tough issues including knowing your status, drug use in the inner cities and economic disparities.

9. The Niggar Family

In the hilarious episode set during segregation, Chappelle utilizes the n-word by adding a comedic twist of literally making “Niggars” white.

8. The Wayne Brady Show

At a time when much of Black America viewed comedian/improv artist Wayne Brady as “corny”, Chappelle showed a side of Brady that many grew to love. Gully Wayne Brady has forever been etched as a staple in television history.

7. The World Series of Dice

Known for his skewed sporting events, the World Series of Dice hilariously brought the corner to ESPN.

6. R. Kelly’s “Piss on You”

At a time when the world was abuzz with theories about the alleged sex tape that featured R&B crooner R. Kelly and a then-underage girl that hit the web, Chappelle took the situation to put his feelings out regarding the legitimacy of the tape in the most comedic way possible-via a music video.

5. The Racial Draft

An episode that was definitely ahead of its time, The Racial Draft hilariously poked jabs at the foul-ups of celebrities by giving us the ability to trade them off to the perceived desire race. We only disagreed with one trade, Wu Tang.

4. Music

With John Mayer and Questlove, Dave tested the preferred musical instruments among Latinos and black people. The show featured an impromptu freestyle which left us all clowning bad freestyles with the classic line, “Boom, pow, surprise.”

3. Charlie Murphy’s True Hollywood Story

Do we REALLY need to explain the impact of this episode?

2. Frontline: The Black White Supremacist

Diving into the subject of race in a way that only Chappelle can, the show introduces the infamous Clayton Bigsby the blind Black White Supremacist that pokes fun at the ignorance of the KKK.

1. I Know Black People

The game show-style episode that featured real New Yorkers and not actors touched on the issue that many African Americans face from white people who think they know the Black culture better than an actual black person. It had to be number one because we finally learned the actual lyrics to the Goodtimes theme song.

 

 

 

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Top One Percent of Richest People Took Home 82 Percent of Wealth Last year

12 hours 13 min ago

Words by Roman White

The top 1 percent of wealthiest Americans took in 82 percent of the wealth in the United States in 2017. In a new report from Oxfam, last year saw the biggest increase in billionaires in history. The report revealed that global extreme poverty could’ve ended “seven times over” with the increase in billionaires in 2017.

The United States continue to grapple with income inequality which has seen an increase in money going to the top one percent of the richest Americans, while the bottom 50 percent saw no increases in pay in 2017. With the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland approaching, business leaders across the world will come together and could possibly discuss these new statistics reported on Monday and decide what changes can be made to generate a thriving middle-class.

President Trump has claimed he wants to help the middle-class, but his new Tax Bill that passed congress in December seems like a temporary fix. Most Americans will receive some tax relief in the upcoming year thanks to the tax bill, but tax experts have claimed that Americans will only enjoy the short-term benefits, and tha the tax bill could be damaging to the economy in the long team.

Trump’s tax bill mimics what President Ronald Reagan attempted in the 1980’s, which is known as trickledown economics, the theory that by providing tax cuts to corporations and to the wealthiest Americans corporations will then raise wages to their employees. Statistics from this era showed a massive increase for corporations, but the rest of Americans only saw a one percent increase in annual income during the Reagan Era.

In a win for Trump, Wal-Mart credited the Tax Plan for the reason they’re raising minimum wage at their stores to $11.00/hr. At the same time, Wal-Mart said they’re closing Sam’s Club stores across the country which will cost a lot of Americans their jobs – so with a small victory came a major loss.

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Jazz Trumpeteer Hugh Masekala Dies At 78

12 hours 14 min ago

Legendary jazz trumpeter Hugh Masekela, a leading figure in the struggle to end apartheid and “the father of South African jazz”, has died aged 78.

In a statement, his family said he had “passed peacefully” in Johannesburg “after a protracted and courageous battle with prostate cancer”.

Masekela gained global recognition with his distinctive Afro-Jazz sound and hits such as Soweto Blues.

The 1977 song became synonymous with the anti-apartheid movement.

In a statement, South African President Jacob Zuma said Masekela’s death was “an immeasurable loss to the music industry and to the country at large”.

Zuma continued, “His contribution to the struggle for liberation will never be forgotten.”

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Melania Trump Cancels Trip with Donald Trump Following Porn Star Affair Reports

12 hours 27 min ago

Words by Roman White

After planning to fly on Air Force One with her husband, Melania Trump in a last minute-decision has changed her mind and will not travel with President Donald Trump to Davos, Switzerland for the World Economic Forum. Melania’s change of heart comes after the media got a hold of new details about President Trump’s 2006 affair with porn star, Stormy Daniels, which Daniels detailed in a 2011 interview with In Touch Magazine. It is not certain if Melania’s trip cancellation is directly related to the Stormy Daniels story, which was originally broken by the Wall Street Journal.

According to the Wall Street Journal, President Trump’s legal team paid the porn star $130,000 so that she would not disclose the affair during the 2016 campaign. This non-disclosure agreement came following the infamous ‘Billy Bush Tape’ where Trump is caught on a hot mic detailing sexually assaulting women while he was married to the current First Lady.

Following the release of the tape, many women came forward with experiences similar to what the businessman turned president described in the hot mic recording. President Trump denied all claims of sexual harassment and assault.

Whether or not Melania cancelled the trip because of the Stormy Daniels report is up for debate, but from the outside looking in, it seems clear that this new lifestyle for the First Family has taken a toll on their relationship.

 On different occasions we’ve seen the First Lady twice reject holding her husband’s hand in public. At the start of Trump’s presidency, Mrs. Trump did not move into the White House right away, but Melania claims that she chose to stay in New York, because of their son Barron, who was finishing up his school year before moving to the White House.

A friend of Melania also told Vanity Fair that Melania never wanted to be First Lady, and other reports suggest she cried (not tears of joy) on election night. Melania’s team has since denied these reports.

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Yung Berg is Wanted in Miami for Ducking Court Date

12 hours 39 min ago

Words by Roman White

Police are looking for Chicago Rapper/record producer and former Love and Hip Hop Hollywood cast member Yung Berg for skipping a court date according to a new report from TMZ. The “Sexy Lady” rapper was due in court for a marijuana bust in Miami last October, during the week of the BET Awards. The cops were called that night, because of a reported altercation in the rapper’s hotel room.

A report from December says that Berg’s arrest was not just because of the altercation and two blunts that were found on him at the time, but because of a 9-year-old warrant he had from a similar marijuana arrest – so they took the Ray J-collaborator off to jail.

Now, Yung Berg is making life harder than it has to be by skipping out on court dates, and could be looking at some real consequences for avoiding what could’ve been a misdemeanor charge. Granted, nine years ago marijuana laws were not nearly as lenient as they are becoming today, but avoiding court won’t make Berg’s situation any easier.

Berg was once a very popular figure in hip-hop, but the Chicago Hitmaker seems to have a hard time avoiding legal trouble. Following his start on Love and Hip Hop Hollywood,  the rapper was accused of assaulting then girlfriend Masika Tucker in New York City. Reports claim that Yung Berg choked Tucker over allegedly maxing out Berg’s credit card. Yung Berg was reportedly offered a plea deal to take a batterer’s intervention program in either New York City or Los Angeles.

Because of this assault case, Yung Berg was booted from the Mona Scott Young-produced Love and Hip Hop Hollywood and forced back into the realm of irrelevance.

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Everyday Struggle Returns for Season 2 with a New Host

12 hours 48 min ago

It’s been three weeks since ‘Everyday Struggle’ has aired on Complex News, and a little over a month since the show featured Joe Budden as one of the three hosts. Initially, it was announced that Joe Budden’s absence from the show was due to paternity leave. Budden was quick to clear that up, as news eventually got out that Budden’s contract was up, and they were not able to come to an agreement on the terms of a renewal.

Moving forward, Budden has since aired a show on the RevoltTV network in collaboration with Charlamagne Tha God for a 2017 year-end-wrap-up show. There has been talk that Budden may sign a deal with Diddy and the RevoltTV network, but no news has officially been confirmed.

As for Everyday Struggle, the show officially returned for Season 2. The first few minutes of the episode were dedicated to showing love and gratitude to the most memorable Joe Budden memories. Then DJ Academiks and Nadeska went on to introduce their new set, new studio, and new co-host Troi ‘STAR’ Torain, a radio personality known for his controversial opinion as heard on the Star & Buc Wild show, HOT 97, and Power 105.1.

Their return episode discussed a possible diss aimed at Academiks as apart of Drake’s new releases ‘Scary Hours’. They also talked about the resurfaced beef between Ja Rule and 50 Cent. We wish the new ‘Everyday Struggle’ team a good season. Will you be tuned into Season 2?

Watch the new episode below.

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Childish Gambino Signs New Deal with RCA Records

12 hours 57 min ago

Donald Glover, also known as Childish Gambino, has signed a new record label deal with RCA Records, with his management company/creative agency Wolf + Rothstein, forming a partnership with the company.

Awaken My Love and Gambino’s two prior studio albums were issued by the indie label Glassnote, home to bands such as Phoenix and Chvrches. Glover called the new record deal “a necessary change of pace,” as he joins a roster that includes SZA, Justin Timberlake, and many more.

New music from Gambino, who is nominated in multiple categories at the upcoming Grammy Awards, is expected later this year via Wolf + Rothstein/RCA Records, according to Variety.

“Donald is undoubtedly one of the most talented, multi- faceted, young entertainers of this era. We are excited to join forces with him and Wold+ Rothstein to unsher in the next phase of Childish Gambino’s music career,” said RCA Chairman/ CEO Peter Edge of the signing.

Childish Gambino is set to perform at the 60th Grammy Awards on January 28.

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Playboi Carti Set for World Tour

13 hours 5 min ago

Born on the same day as Tupac died, 21-year-old Playboi Carti is about to head across the UK, continental Europe, Australia and New Zealand for a 20-date tour, taking in most regional capitals over an extended six-week stint.

His hectic touring schedule builds on the back of the momentum gained from his 40+ American and Canadian tour dates over the last seven months, playing festivals, sold out shows and frequently touring with Lil Uzi Vert, Gucci Mane, Dreezy and A$AP Mob.

The Atlanta-born and now LA-based Playboi Carti released his debut 9-track mixtape titled Young Mi$fit under his previous alias of $ir Cartier in late 2012 when he was 16 years old. He most recently released his debut commercial self-titled mixtape featuring Lil Uzi Vert, A$AP Rocky and Harry Fraud in April 2017 on AWGE Records / Interscope Records that earlier this month was certified as Gold.

The release featured the three successful singles Lookin, wokeuplikethis (feat. Lil Uzi Vert) and Magnolia, with the previous two singles both charting and achieving Platinum sales in America and Gold or better in Canada. Currently dating model Blac Chyna, it appears that 2018 might take the young Playboi to even future mainstream super-stardom.

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5th Grader Accidentally Shares Marijuana-Laced Treats with Classmates

13 hours 15 min ago

What should have been a regular day in fifth grade, turned out to be a drug scare for the students in New Mexico. A nine-year-old gave her fellow classmates what she believed to be gummy bears,  but later found out they were infused with marijuana.

The candy had been laced with Tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC which is the chemical responsible for the affects on the brain after marijuana usage. The dean of elementary students at Albuquerque School of Excellence, Kristi del Curto told The Albuquerque Journal that the fifth grader brought the box of gummies she found at home and shared with friends at the school cafeteria one morning. “She thought she was sharing candy, and if you saw the picture on the box, it did look like candy.”

Teachers started to notice that something was wrong when one student began feeling dizzy during class. After being sent to the school nurse, the officials determined that the fifth grader had eaten THC laced gummies. Afterward, students were asked over the loud speaker to report if they had eaten any of the candy as well. Del Curto said

“five other students had gummies. Some did not seem to have been affected, and some others were giggly. The student who brought the candies felt ill after eating five.”

One student told KRQE News 13 that she immediately realized they were not ordinary candies after she ate one and started feeling dizzy. Paramedics were called to the scene later to check on the students. Later that day parents were informed of the incident by school officials, according to the school’s Facebook page..

“We would like to remind all students and parents to be cautious about food/drink sharing… and we would like our community to be alert with drugs and any edibles that may or could be in different formats. We kindly ask our parents and community members not to talk explicitly about drugs/medicine when students are present.”

 

 

 

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Snoop Dogg Donates $10K To Colin Kaepernick’s $1M Pledge Against Police Brutality

14 hours 15 min ago

Former NFL quarterback and social activist Colin Kaepernick has given away the final $100K of the $1 million pledge he offered up to organizations that help to curb global oppression through proactive work in the streets.

West Coast rap legend Snoop Dogg has stood up to help Kaepernick’s cause, matching $10K of the former 49ers QB’s pledge to Mothers Against Police Brutality.

Snoop joined Stephen Curry (United Playaz), Jesse Williams (Advancement Project), and Kevin Durant (Debug San Jose) by committing $10K for the “10 For 10” campaign. So far, Kaepernick has contributed to over 40 organizations since 2016.

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Bill Cosby Does Surprise Stand-Up In Philly, Takes Stage For First Time In Three Years

14 hours 31 min ago

Bill Cosby performed in public for the first time since a sex abuse scandal embroiled him in 2015, joking that he “used to be a comedian” and playing with a jazz band in his hometown as a retrial looms in his criminal sexual assault case.

The 80-year-old entertainer took the stage for about an hour Monday night at a Philadelphia jazz club for his first show since May 2015. He told stories, honoured old friends and finished by leading the band in a set, first using his mouth to scat in place of a missing horn section and then taking a turn at the drums.

Cosby, handing the drumsticks off to the 11-year-old son of the bass player, asked if the boy knew who he was and then told him.

“I used to be a comedian,”

Cosby chimed.

Cosby arrived at the club on the arm of his spokesman Andrew Wyatt. He wore a grey hoodie printed with the phrase “Hello Friend,” something his late son, Ennis Cosby, often would say.

He is scheduled for an April 2 retrial on charges he drugged and molested a woman at his suburban Philadelphia home in 2004. He has pleaded not guilty and remains free on bail. His first trial ended with a hung jury last year. Jury selection for his retrial will start March 29.

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BREAKING: 8.2 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Alaska, Prompts Tsunami Warning For Entire West Coast

14 hours 52 min ago

A tsunami alert has been issued for the west coast of America after a powerful 8.2-magnitude earthquake struck off Alaska.

The quake hit 157 miles south east of the town of Kodiak at about 9.30am GMT on Tuesday (12.30am local time). It was in the Gulf of Alaska at a depth of 6.2 miles (10km), the US Geological Survey reported.

The earthquake prompted a tsunami warning for coastal Alaska and the west coast of British Columbia in Canada. Less severe tsunami watches were issued for the US west coast – the entire coasts of California and Oregon and part of Washington state.

Anchorage, the largest city in Alaska, issued an extreme warning, saying there is “extraordinary threat to life or property”. The alert told people living on the coast to “go to high ground or move inland”. A map issued by the US National Tsunami Warning Center showed the at-risk areas.

People reported on social media that the quake was felt hundreds of miles away in Anchorage.

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The Anchorage Office of Emergency Management said, “If you are located in this coastal area, move inland to higher ground.”

“Tsunami warnings mean that a tsunami with significant inundation is possible or is already occurring. Tsunamis are a series of waves dangerous many hours after initial arrival time. The first wave may not be the largest.”

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Jhene Aiko Premieres Visual For “Sativa” Featuring Rae Sremmmurd

15 hours 4 min ago

Jhene Aiko took fans on a trip as she unleashes clips from the “Sativa” video featuring rap juggernaut Rae Sremmmurd at exactly 4:20pm in cities around the globe.

Sativa by Jhené Aiko & Rae Sremmurd on VEVO.

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Today In Hip Hop History: Tone Loc Drops His Debut ‘Loc-ed After Dark’ LP 29 Years Ago

15 hours 13 min ago

On this date in 1989, West Coast rap giant Tone Loc released his debut album Loc-ed After Dark on Delicious Vinyl Records. It was a huge success, making it to #1 on the Billboard 200 the week of the April 15 and #3 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop album charts. It featured three hit singles — “Wild Thing”, “Funky Cold Medina”, and “I Got It Goin’ On” — and was certified Double Platinum by the RIAA.

Lōc-ed After Dark’s album cover is based on Donald Byrd’s 1963 record, A New Perspective.

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ICE Detains Michigan Doctor That Has Lived In U.S. For 40 Years

15 hours 22 min ago

A respected doctor who has been in the United States for nearly 40 years has been picked up by American immigration agents after the Trump administration denied his attempt to renew his green card.

Lukas Niec, an internal medicine doctor known for long hours at the hospital in Kalamazoo, Michigan, was picked up by Immigration and Customs enforcement agents over the weekend.

He’s now reportedly sitting in a jail cell waiting for word on when he’ll be allowed to return to his normal life — or if he’ll allowed to do so at all.

Mr Niec, an internal medicine doctor at Kalamazoo’s Bronson Methodist Hospital, moved to the United States nearly 40 years ago when he was five years old. His parents brought him from Poland in 1979, alongside his sister, who said that they had packed just two suitcases before making the journey.

“In 1979, my parents were both doctors, left Poland, and took two suitcases and two small children; my brother was five, and I was six, and they came here for a better life for their kids,” Iwona Niec-Villaire, Mr Niec’s sister, told a local reporter.

Now, Mr Niec is facing potential deportation after living here for the vast majority of his life.

The arrest was made Tuesday while Mr Niec was enjoying a day off with his daughters at a lake home he owns near Kalamazoo. Three Immigration and Customs agents entered the home and took him into custody.

The Trump administration has overseen a spike in immigrant arrests over the past year, and US immigration services say that the priority for arrests and raids made is to target individuals with criminal or dangerous histories. While arrests have been elevated, there have been fewer over all deportations since President Donald Trump took office.

ICE did not respond to a request for comment about Mr Niec’s case, and for clarification on how his history qualified him as a target for the agency.

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Watchdog Group Files Complaint Against Trump Campaign For Payout To Porn Star Stormy Daniels

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 11:46pm

Common Cause, a nonprofit watchdog group, filed a complaint Monday with the Department of Justice and the Federal Election Commission (FEC) claiming President Trump’s lawyer violated campaign finance law by paying a porn star to cover up an alleged affair with Trump.

Common Cause said in its complaints that Michael Cohen’s alleged $130,000 payment to adult film star Stormy Daniels was an unreported in-kind contribution to the president’s 2016 campaign.

The organization called on the Justice Department and FEC to “fully investigate” the possible violation.

The Wall Street Journal reported earlier this month that Cohen, an attorney for the Trump Organization at the time and now Trump’s personal lawyer, arranged for Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, to receive $130,000 as part of a nondisclosure agreement before the 2016 presidential election.

Cohen used a private company and a pseudonym to funnel the money to Daniels.

Cohen denied to the newspaper that Trump had a sexual encounter with Daniels but did not comment on the alleged payment.

In Touch magazine later published an interview with Daniels from 2011 in which she details her affair with Trump, which she claims happened shortly after his youngest son, Barron, was born.

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Government Shutdown Ends As Senate Strikes A Deal

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 10:02pm

The Senate voted to advance a bill that would reopen the government on Monday after Senate Democrats agreed to vote for legislation that funds the government through Feb. 8, on the condition that Republicans put an immigration bill to a vote.

The bill advanced by a vote of 81 to 18, with a handful of rumored Democratic presidential hopefuls voting no.

The bill is expected to pass the House, which also needs to vote, ending the nearly three-day-long shutdown.

As part of the deal Senators worked out, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell agreed to bring an immigration bill that codifies the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program into law to a vote, on the condition that the government remains open.

“Should the issues not be resolved by the time the funding bill before us expires on Feb. 8, so long as the government remains open, it would be my intention to take up legislation here in the Senate that would address DACA, border security and related issues,” McConnell said Monday morning in a speech on the Senate floor.

Roughly 800,000 undocumented immigrants who came to the U.S. as minors have been legally residing in the country under DACA, so long as they’re attending school or have a job. Former President Barack Obama created the program after years of inaction by Congress to address this class of undocumented immigrants.

However, President Donald Trump, who said Obama didn’t have the legal authority to create DACA, announced the program will end on March 5 if Congress doesn’t pass a bill codifying the program into law.

Even if an immigration bill passes the Senate, however, it’s unclear whether House Speaker Paul Ryan would bring up the same bill in the Republican-controlled House.

It’s also still unclear what bill Trump would sign. Trump has changed his position numerous times about what kind of DACA solution he supports, and has ratcheted up his anti-immigration talk in recent days, calling certain nations with majority-black populations “shithole countries.”

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Vermont Becomes Ninth State To Legalize Marijuana

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 9:09pm

Vermont became the ninth U.S. state and third in the Northeast to legalize recreational marijuana use on Monday when Republican Governor Phil Scott signed a bill passed by the legislature earlier this month.

The law legalizes possession of up to 1 ounce of the drug, two mature plants and up to four immature plants by people 21 and older beginning on July 1. It does not legalize trade in the drug.

“Today, with mixed emotions, I have signed H. 511,” Scott said in a statement, referring to the measure by its legislative number.

He noted that he had vetoed an earlier version of the bill that would have opened up sales of the drug, saying that a state commission would have time for further study before allowing a retail trade in recreational pot.

Neighboring Massachusetts, nearby Maine and six other states have legalized marijuana use as a result of voter initiatives.

New Hampshire’s House of Representatives on Tuesday passed a similar bill to legalize recreational marijuana use. That state’s governor, Republican Chris Sununu, has said he opposes legalization.

Vermont is the first state to take this step by an act of the legislature, rather than as a ballot initiative. While it is one of the most politically liberal states, it is also one of 23 in the nation that do not allow ballot initiatives.

Possession of small amounts of the drug had already been a civil, rather than criminal, violation in Vermont.

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Diddy Talks Forgotten Super Bowl Performance and Janet Jackson with Andy Cohen

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 12:52pm

Apparently Justin Timberlake’s return to the halftime show brings up a sore spot for the entertainer.

During a round of “Spill the Indus-Tea”, entertainment mogul Sean “Diddy” Combs jokingly tells Andy Cohen no one remembers his Super Bowl XXXVIII (38) performance after the famed nipple slip with Janet Jackson and Justin Timberlake. Diddy reflected on the latest episode of Watch What Happens Live (Bravo Network) how his performance with Nelly back in 2004 for was largely overlooked and over shadowed due to all the press surrounding Janet Jackson’s wardrobe malfunction. He hilariously summed up that he spent 6 months of his life preparing for a moment on stage that apparently has slipped everyone’s mind.

“First of all, I want to say that I’m still upset about that Super Bowl because I put, like, six months of my life into the preparation. And then nobody even knew I performed,” commented Diddy on the live broadcast interview.

Justin Timberlake will be making his return to Halftime Show stage, for Super Bowl LII (52) and Diddy was asked his thoughts on Janet Jackson possibly making a return to the stage as well. However as 2017’s highest paid entertainer and being pushed into the running to buy an NFL sports team, the universe is more than making up for his lost performance. The full clip of the interview can be seen here:

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Dave East & Nas Join Aloe Blacc For Lin-Manuel Miranda’ “Wrote My Way Out” Music VideoVideo

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 12:31pm

Nas, Dave East, and  Aloe Blacc collaborated with Lin-Manuel Miranda on a track called “Wrote My Way Out” in the fall of 2016. The track was featured on the “mixtape” for the Hamilton Broadway musical which premiered January of 2015. The mixtape, titled The Hamilton Mixtape was released in December of 2016 and debuted at number one on the Billboard album chart.

The track’s meaning should be self-explanatory; all four artists on the track are accomplished writers and all four delivered compelling lyrics of how their pen allowed them to escape hardships. The video, which is in black-and-white, accurately captures the song’s mood and intentions.

The video may also serve as more promotion for Dave East, as his second Extended Play Paranoia 2 just released last Tuesday (January 16).

To see the video to “Wrote My Way Out”, check it out below.

 

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