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Today In Hip Hop History: LL Cool J Releases Debut Album ‘Radio’ 32 Years Ago

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On this date in 1985, James Todd Smith better known as LL Cool J, dropped his first full length LP on Def Jam Records. Primarily produced by Rick Rubin besides “I Need A Beat”, which was produced by DJ Jazzy Jay, Radio was a pivotal LP for not only LL and Def Jam, but for an evolving Hip Hop landscape that had just seen the rapid decline of b-boying and jams in the park. This was also the era in which the crack epidemic hit the streets and all of the major players used LL Cool J as the prototype image of how a hustler is supposed to look.

Songs like “I Can’t Live Without My Radio” and “Rock The Bells” dominated airwaves as well as influenced other artists of that time period with his braggadocios content and virtually forceful delivery. The song that actually got Cool J the deal with Def Jam, “I Need A Beat”, was written and recorded when LL was only 15 years old, making him not only Def Jam’s first solo artist, but also their youngest.

Salute to Cool J, Rick Rubin, Russell Simmons, Jazzy Jay and everyone at Def Jam from that era that help put together this timeless classic!

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Three Ohio Pastors Indicted For Trafficking Young Girls For Sex

1 hour 57 min ago

A third Ohio pastor has been indicted on sex trafficking charges, and prosecutors say all three men worked together to entice underage girls with money in exchange for sex.

A federal grand jury in Toledo has indicted the Rev. Cordell Jenkins, the Rev. Anthony Haynes and the Rev. Kenneth Butler on conspiracy to sex traffic children. All three men pleaded not guilty Tuesday.

The US Attorney’s Office says Haynes began grooming a 14-year-old girl for prostitution in 2014. Prosecutors say Haynes introduced her to other men and all three of the pastors sexually assaulted her.

Jenkins and Haynes were previously indicted on child sex trafficking charges in July.

An attorney representing Jenkins tells WTVG-TV her client understands he is facing “very serious allegations.”

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Spotify Acquires SoundTrap, Online Production Studio For Users

2 hours 22 min ago

Spotify has acquired the free recording studio program SoundTrap in order to allow users to make their own music.

The Stockholm-founded SoundTrap is a free browser-based production studio designed to be easy to use for new and experienced producers alike. It also allows multiple users to work together on a single project, making both collaborations and production classes easily accessible online.

While Spotify’s main competition is Apple Music, the acquisition gives users a free alternative to that company’s iOS-only GarageBand. The comparison was made explicit by SoundTrap’s own co-founder Per Emanuelson while talking to The Next Web in 2015.

“When Steve Jobs introduced GarageBand, he said half of US households had an active musician in them. Most tools out there today focus on the pro-musician though,” he explains. “Some people can’t deal with all those options but are still very musically talented. We thought: How do we make this as useable as something like Instagram, but still have quality?”

Learn more on SoundTrap’s website and look for it on Spotify soon.

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2 Chainz And Travis Scott Turn Up At “4 AM”

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 8:06pm

From his critically acclaimed mixtape Pretty Girls Like Trap Music, 2 Chainz is back with the visual for the late night special “4 AM” with the exclusive feature from Travis Scott.

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Talib Kweli Teams With Anderson .Paak For ‘Traveling Light’ Track & Visual

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 3:44pm

Talib Kweli is spreading consciousness the Brooklyn way in his Hip-Hop cultured filled visual featuring multi-talent Anderson .Paak, “Traveling Light.” For the true hip-hop enthusiast, this is perhaps, a legendary bound piece of work.

The Black Star class-act of an emcee starts off the track with lyrics that hone one of the many essences of hip-hop culture, The Five Percent Nation also known as the Nation of Gods and Earths:

“I come from the god body era, I come from standing on street corners, Smoking blunts outta white owls for 40s, Building and destroying about the suns and the planets and the moons and the stars, About the nature of man, About knowledge where some people don’t understand,” Kweli spits as he shines light on the Universal Flag.

The first verse is bombarded with Kweli showing and proving how true he is to the culture by acknowledging the presence of  “the phoniest rappers” he’s ever seen, while he travels into the heights of being a certified legend.

For the sake of adding on to the refined theme of the track, the video is sanctioned in the streets of Brooklyn with Kweli in organic communications with locals, flashes of Halal trucks, BK dive bar hits, and stoop chillin’.

In one line, .Paak sheds light on the abaft development of Brooklyn amidst the chorus, “Brooklyn is changing, and so am I, I see you on the other side…”

Kweli is only expressing his reality as an international sensation who reigns from the most potent era of hip-hop culture, “Your downfall is you should probably get out more, I been planning out tours, With a band of outlaws, I’m packing my bags, Just marijuana and magazines,” the class-act raps.

Cameos by noteworthy everlasting Hip-Hop legends such as his Black Star comrade Yasiin Bey (Mos Def), A Tribe Called Quest’s Jarobi and Q-Tip, famed Golden Era emcee Slick Rick, marked filmmaker Spike Lee, renowned comedian Dave Chappelle, and many more.

Talib Kweli’s eighth studio album Radio Silence dropped today, Nov. 17th and is pro-fused with clever features such as Jay Electronica, Rick Ross, Waka Flocka, BJ The Chicago Kid, and Amber Coffman from Dirty Projector.  Grab the LP, here over at Apple Music.

Watch the visual to Talib Kweli’s star studded “Traveling Light” featuring Anderson .Paak, below.

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Lions’ Wide Receiver Marvin Jones, Jr. Floor American Idol Judges During Auditions

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 3:09pm

Detroit Lions’ Marvin Jones, Jr. is out to prove, he has skills on and off the field. Over the summer, Jones auditioned for American Idol and to the shock and surprise of the judges, he had what it takes to be an American idol!

The proof is in the pudding (or should we say in the Bonnie Raitt song).

Lions WR Marvin Jones Jr. auditioned for American Idol and blew away the judges. pic.twitter.com/kJNnzSYUwq

— LeadingNFL ™ (@LeadingNFL) November 15, 2017

Judges Lionel Richie, Katy Perry and Luke Bryan didn’t expect to see a football player step into their realm. Jones caught the trio off guard with his voice when he sang Tank‘s rendition of the Raitt’s hit “I Can’t Make You Love Me.”

Jones auditioned in Nashville over the summer and now the world is getting to see how it went. This wasn’t part of the normal American Idol auditions, as Jones was unable to move on to Hollywood to compete due to his commitments to the Lions — but he proved he has the singing chops to have a career after football.

Katy Perry, in particular, was blown away by his voice, asking why he didn’t try to have a career in music rather than football. It didn’t take Luke Bryan long to answer from the judge’s desk, saying that not every musician can run a 4.3 40-yard dash.

The full audition will be seen, sometime in the spring when American Idol returns.

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Husser Puts Montreal On The Map With ‘Geto Rock For The Youth’

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 2:59pm

Hip-hop’s influence has stretched far beyond the hot-spot destinations we’ve come to know. Also, it’s no secret that you can feel the influence of the genre anywhere in the world. In this case, north of the border in Toronto’s neighboring city, Montreal, resides Husser. A rapper whose unique approach to the genre is delightfully hard to ignore. Art and music collide as Husser brings a refreshing rock tinged aesthetic to the game.

Formally of the group ‘The Posterz’, Husser’s solo venture is as energetic as ever and worth a first listen if you’re new to his wave.

We chopped it up to meet the man behind the music following the release of his latest project ‘Geto Rock For The Youth’.

 

It’s been said that a lot of creatives develop their taste in music and culture between the ages of 5-11 years old. What were you listening to at that time? Do you think it has had an effect on the artist that you are today?

My new project is actually based off of that period. I listened to the radio a lot at that point in life. In Montreal there aren’t any real hip-hop stations, just hip hop segments. Maybe like 2 hours a week worth of hip-hop. Imagine a city where there’s no hip-hop on the radio, there’s no scene for hip-hop to really build upon. So the music I did hear, influenced me a little bit.

When did you start rapping and who was the first person to notice your talent?

I started rapping when I was 16. The first person to notice my talent who wasn’t rapping alongside me was a DJ (Himansu)  in Montreal. He was running parties and had a promo team and he kind of became my first manager who plugged us (The Posterz) into the club scene.

What has it been like doing music as a solo artist?

It’s different because you’re like a one man team. Also, it’s different in the sense that, I make all of my own decisions.

So have you faced any differences in the creative processes being solo?

Not really, it’s just different because instead of 2 people there collaborating and hyping me up, it’s just me in the booth and on the track. I’m getting beats from different producers so in that arena it’s a little different. However, when I was in a group I would still create on my own so there has not been that much of a change in that way.

Do you feel like the music you released recently is different from the music you released when you first started?

Yeah, definately. It’s different because in my opinion I got better and I’m trying new sounds. I’m taking more chances and trying different vibes. I’m inspired by different genres but it’s the same energy.

Paintings For The Blind

Has Montreal influenced your sound in any way?

Yeah, I came up rapping with Chris (of The Posterz) cousins. We all have our own sound. It’s kind of based off of the way we talk and our individual energies and how we see things. However we all have that Montreal influence. So Montreal has definitely influenced me in that way.

Do you ever plan on relocating to the states?

I want to make a move out to Cali in the future. I’ve visited Atlanta as well and I like it there too.

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You have a very unique sound and approach to music. Do you feel any pressure to fit in with the current wave of hip-hop music?

Yeah I do. I get good reviews on my music, but there are factors that play against me sometimes being that the English community in Montreal is small as well as the hip-hop community. The numbers can be effected for those reasons but I mean, I feel like for someone who’s upcoming the numbers are proportionate. I still freestyle and play around with different things and sounds but there is a certain amount of pressure to be or sound like a certain wave in hip-hop in general.

“Can’t Blame Em” is a very multidimensional video. What was the story behind it?

It’s funny because I wrote a treatment for the music video a year before we shot it. The song was actually 3 years old by the time it came out. The concept was exactly the same, except for the Steve Jobs element. A director approached me and presented that idea. I was down, and we did it.

Fast forward to 2017, What can people expect from Geto Rock For The Youth?

It’s like a preview of what I have to offer, I don’t want to say too much because you’ll see once you listen but it’s some good sh*t!

You can stream Geto Rock For The Youth here and listen below.

 

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Ricky Williams To Colin Kaepernick “Forget NFL… Go Where You’re Tolerated”

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 2:19pm

Former NFL player Ricky Williams felt the need to give his opinion on the entire Colin Kaepernick situation.

Ricky Williams knows all about having a controversial career. While facing another suspension after failing a drug test back in 2004, he opted to retire so he could smoke weed freely.

He was eventually welcomed back into the league, something Colin Kaepernick hasn’t been able to do. And all the former Niners quarterback did was take a knee to protest police brutality and social injustices.

TMZ caught up with Williams on the street, and while he believes the former 49ers QB is being blackballed, he also thinks Kaepernick should move on from the league since they don’t want him.

“I’d rather be somewhere I’m celebrated rather than where I’m tolerated,” the ex-NFL superstar told TMZ Sports out in Venice, CA.

Kaepernick has been out of the NFL for 10 months, playing his last game as a member of the 49ers on Jan. 1 in the 2016 regular-season finale against the Seattle Seahawks. He opted out of his contract with the team two months later, becoming a free agent.

After going unsigned by a team, Kaepernick filed a collusion lawsuit against the NFL owners in October.

Not saying Ricky Williams isn’t right, but he isn’t one talk about being tolerated. Colin didn’t quit or took time off to get his head right. The league blackballed him and the players association hasn’t done right by him either.

Opinions are just that, opinions.

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Lil Peep’s Merchandise Sells Out After His Untimely Death

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 1:57pm

The late rapper’s fans go hard to honor his legacy.

On November 15, rap star Lil Peep was found dead on his tour bus, at the tender age of 21. Evidence suggested that the rapper suffered from an overdose of the medication Xanax, commonly used for anxiety disorders.  His unexpected death stunned fans, and celebrities across the music industry shared their condolences on social media, shocked over his passing.

TMZ has now reported that Lil Peep’s online store, which contains merchandise ranging from posters, hoodies, hats, windbreakers, and shirts, were wiped completely clean by fans. The sold out merchandise ranged in price from $20 to $70, and was purchased by fans to commemorate his death. Due to the overwhelming number of orders, inventory is now backed up, and several customers were notified that shipments will be extremely delayed. If you were looking forward to buying Lil Peep’s merch, be prepared to wait awhile before you can get your hands on it.

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[Listen] New Visuals from Quon’s “Hunnid Miles N Runnin”

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 1:03pm

Texas native Quon has released the new visuals to his single”Hunnid Miles N Runnin.”

 

Shot in his hometown of Amarillo, Texas, the budding emcee takes us through the cities noted hood spots with a dope soundtrack.

 

The single, which was produced by Amir Perry (who’s worked with the likes of  Rick Ross on tracks), showcases Quon’s lyricism in the high energy and trap beat.

 

The single and visual are both the first tastes of music from his soon to be released full length project titled “One Up”. The entire album will be produced by Perry and will feature assists from rap heavy weights and legends such as E-40.

 

 

As we await for more music and visuals from Quon, get into the first set of visuals below.

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JAY-Z Pens Op-Ed Piece About the “Absurdity of the Criminal Justice System”

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 12:53pm

JAY-Z penned a powerful op-ed for the New York Times on the “absurdity of the criminal justice system.” This piece was inspired by Meek Mill’s heavy handed sentence, which Hov has been vocal about. But he notes that Meek’s case is a famous example of a widespread issue.

On the surface, this may look like the story of yet another criminal rapper who didn’t smarten up and is back where he started. But consider this: Meek was around 19 when he was convicted on charges relating to drug and gun possession, and he served an eight-month sentence. Now he’s 30, so he has been on probation for basically his entire adult life.

The 4:44 rapper also slams probation, calling it a “land mine” rather than a second chance.

As of 2015, one-third of the 4.65 million Americans who were on some form of parole or probation were black. Black people are sent to prison for probation and parole violations at much higher rates than white people. In Pennsylvania, hundreds of thousands of people are on probation or parole.

Jay suggests that jails will literally be shut down if probation or parole never existed considering half of the people in Philadelphia’s city jails are locked up for probation and parole violations.

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8 Mile is Coming to Netflix in December

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 12:42pm

Get ready to lose yourself. 8 Mile is coming to Netflix next month. The Oscar-winning flick starring Eminem will begin streaming on December 1st.

The 2002 flick is inspired by Em’s true life story. Aspiring rapper Jimmy “B-Rabbit” (Eminem) moves back to Detroit and faces many challenges. He overcomes life’s roadblocks, starts rap battling, and his career took off.

Other than the “Walk on Water” rapper the film stars Kim Basinger Mekhi Phifer, and the late Brittany Murphy.

The film’s song “Lose Yourself” went on to win the Academy Award for Best Original Song in 2003, as well as a Grammy for Best Rap Song. Eminem also took home the Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Actor in a Drama or Action Adventure, as well as Choice Breakout Star. In addition, he won an MTV Movie and TV Award in the category for Best Male Performance.

This year marked the 15th anniversary of the 8 Mile’s debut. It’s coming on Netflix just in time for the cold weather. Netflix and chill, anyone?

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Sylvester Stallone Denies Claims That he Forced a 16-Year-Old into Threesome With His Bodyguard

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 12:28pm

Sylvester Stallone denies the claims that he sexually assaulted a 16-year-old girl in 1986.

A spokeswoman for Stallone issued a statement:

This is a ridiculous. No one was ever aware of this story until it was published today, including Mr. Stallone. At no time was Mr. Stallone ever contacted by authorities or anyone else regarding this matter.

Stallone, 71, added a statement through his publicist, “It never happened”.

Daily Mail reported that assault yesterday after they obtained a copy of the 1986 Las Vegas police report. The story alleged that the Rocky actor forced a teenage girl into performing oral and vaginal sex for both him and his former bodyguard, Michael De Luca, who was murdered in 2013.

“[The girl] states it was at this time that she became very uncomfortable with the situation,” the police report cited by the Daily Mail states. “She states she did not want to have any type of sexual contact with the bodyguard, but felt like she had no choice in the matter.” The unnamed woman said she felt intimidated at the time although there was no physical force.

In light of the recent sexual assault allegations that have been floating around Hollywood, we don’t know what to believe anymore.

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Bun B Performs at Art, Beats and Lyrics Chicago Tour

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 12:18pm

Legendary hip-hop artist, Bun B, rocked the stage at the Art, Beats and Lyrics event in Chicago last month. Presented by Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey, Art Beats and Lyrics showcases some of today’s best upcoming artists, along with seasoned veterans in art and music under one roof.

Jack Daniel’s Art, Beats and Lyrics event – Chicago

Art, Beats and Lyrics is one of the largest traveling lifestyle tours of its kind. Presented by Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey, Art, Beats and Lyrics merges the affinity for urban contemporary art and hip-hop culture, blurring the line between artist and audience, and have featured performances from the likes of Snarky Puppy, Teddy Riley, and Kendrick Lamar.

The exhibition features visual works of art from renowned artists such as Aniekan Udofia, Frank Morrison, and AB+L curator, Dubelyoo. Each event also features live performances, including a top hip hop act as headliner, revealed days before the event for an element of surprise.

See Also: Omari Hardwick, Gentlemen Jack Team Up For Real to Reel Filmakers Competition

The tour hits Miami, Florida on December 15. Click here to RSVP.

For information on Art, Beats and Lyrics please visit www.JackHoneyABL.com.

Photo Credit: by Kat Goduco/AB+L

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Chance The Rapper Admits That Donald Glover Helped Him With a SNL Skit Idea

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 12:09pm

Chance The Rapper is set to make his Saturday Night Live debut this weekend, so it’s only right that he stops by Jimmy Fallon’s Tonight Show to talk about it and his desire to hang out with Drake more.

I can’t be the only person who wakes up wishing he could hang out with Drake more. The guy looks like all he does is have a good time.

— Lil Chano From 79th (@chancetherapper) November 16, 2017

When asked about his recent tweet he admitted, “It’s the truth”. He continued:

I love Drake. I think we live in a time where people are ashamed to say how much they love Drake or enjoy what he does, and I’m totally rebelling against that. I just wanna say, shout out to Drake and your whole team. Shout out to Future, everybody. Great people.

Don’t we all love the 6 God. As far as his SNL appearance, he said that three out of five of his ideas made it to dress rehearsal. He also revealed that Donald Glover helped him with a skit.

I came here with five. You know, I’m a huge fan of the show and I know that when they bring guest hosts, they usually come with a few ideas at least, especially if they’re into comedy, so I brought a few sketches by. One of them that made it, I actually gotta give credit to my good friend Donald Glover, who helped me with the idea. He’s a great dude, as well.

This weekend Chance The Rapper will be hosting SNL with musical guest Eminem, which he’s pretty excited about too.  “I am a huge, huge fan,” Chano said. “I feel like it’s my birthday week.”

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Love & Hip Hop’s Lil’ Mo Brings Husband Karl Dargan to Couples Court

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 10:22am

Recording artist and star of Love & Hip Hop New York Lil’ Mo will bring her husband Karl Dargan to Couples Court with the Cutlers to get to the bottom of cheating rumors and allegations that have surrounded the couple for years.

In an emotional two-part special of Couples Court with the Cutlers (11/20 & 11/21), judges Keith and Dana Cutler along with a licensed polygraph examiner will help Lil’ Mo get the clarity and closure she needs from her husband. Check out the clip below of Karl admitting he used to be a thot below:

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The Breakfast Club Raised Over $700,000 for The Gathering for Justice Organization Through Change 4 Change Radiothon

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 9:30am

The Breakfast Club partnered with The Gathering for Justice Organization to run an 18-hour radiothon. The organization was founded by Harry Belafonte in 2005. It sponsors The Women’s March, Justice League NYC, and Colin Kaepernick’s Know Your Rights Campaign.

The people really came through for a good cause. Your favorite celebrities made very generous donations: Eminem donated $150,000, Diddy granted $100,000, and Kevin Hart gave $50,000. Other donators included Busta Rhymes, Dr. Oz, Safaree, Yandy Smith, Angela Rye, and many more. More importantly, the daily listeners donated from their hearts as well.

The radio show and organization both share a common goal to fight racial and social injustices and this event is an example of putting your money where your mouth is. DJ Envy, Charlamagne, and Angela Ye arrived at Power 105 at their regular scheduled time at 6:00 AM and stayed on-air until midnight. They were joined by Nick Cannon, Angie Martinez, Bernice Burgos, and other guests who were all donators as well.

Salute to the most dangerous morning show and The Gathering for Justice Organization for doing it for the culture.

 

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Steph Curry Drops Gems in Online Course for 2018

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 9:20am

Words by Leslie Monet

Chef Curry-with-the-pot is sharing some of his star power recipes becoming one of the latest VIP teachers of MasterClass.

The online platform takes learning to another level using celebrity experts in varying industries to give their own rendition of how they’ve become successful. Steph Curry, among other greats like Samuel L. Jackson and Serena Williams, is the first NBA player to take his game to the books…or virtual books in this case.

The two-time MVP will teach, in a video format, fundamental drills which have championed his game thus far.

Check out the official trailer below:

Curry expressed high expectations in a recent interview with ESPN stating, “Some of the stuff you see after practice, the drill work and the repetitions and the mindset, it starts with fundamentals, it starts with foot work, it starts with balance, it starts with coordination. That builds your confidence up, and then you can start to try a little bit more crazier things on the court. So, I hope through this MasterClass people see the way that I play and hopefully understand how I got there. It’s a lot of time that I put into it, and it’s not like I just woke up one day and was like, ‘You know what, I just want to start shooting and doing all these crazy things on the floor.’ If kids work on it, or if they put the time in like I did, they can do that, too.”

Pre-enrollment is open right on time for the holidays as you can purchase to gift to others if you’re not planning on hitting the courts for drills anytime soon. With a pretty affordable tuition of $90 for one course and $180 for unlimited annual access to all the MasterClass courses, this gift will keep giving to a student of the game well beyond its price tag.

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Kodak Black and Cardi B to Headline Miami’s ‘Trap Circus’

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 7:57am

South Florida is bringing into existence their first annual Trap Circus in Miami and has tagged Pompano Beach sensation Kodak Black and Billboard chart dominator Cardi B as headliners.

The co-headliner is highly sensible being that Cardi B’s glow up as a female rapper is based on her strategic measure of remixing Kodak Black’s “No Flockin” and giving birth to “Bodak Yellow,” a track whose title is reminiscent of the “Tunnel Vision” rap star.

Cardi B made history with “Bodak Yellow” becoming the first female rapper in 20 years to hit No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot 100 charts with no features. Lauryn Hill’s 1998 timeless classic “Doo Wop (That Thing)” is the first song to achieve the milestone.

She recently made history again, becoming the first female to simultaneously hold her first three singles on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop list, with the help of “Bodak Yellow”, Migos’ “Motorsport” Nicki Minaj, and G-Eazy’s “No Limit” featuring A$AP Rocky.

Kodak Black recently teased the masses with a soon to be dropped collaboration with Lil Wayne, who he had a mini social media beef in the past. Black recently admitted on Instagram, “I got a song with Wayne. I fuck with Wayne, he inspired me to write my first rap.”

Miami’s first annual Trap Circus will take place on Nov. 22nd at the RC Cola Plant in the city of Wynwood.

Over 40 artists will join the Cardi B and Kodak Black headliner show, including Zoey Dollaz, Ice Billion Berg, Lil Toenail, Eskeerdo, Noah Scharf, Taylor Girlz, YFN Lucci, Yung Simmie and Hood Celebrityy.

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Odell Beckham Jr. Getting His Own Nike Air Force 1s

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 7:50am

Words by Megan Ambers

OBJ ain’t letting no season-ending injury stop him from making his bread.

The New York Giants wide receiver teased his followers on twitter, Thursday with the first look at his Nike Air Force 1 collaboration. The tweet read:

NY simply cultivated what Louisiana raised. I am OBJ. Read the Label. @nikesportwear X footlocker #AF1

The photo shows a tag label with “Nike OBJ Air Force 1” lettering. Sportswear and footwear retailer Footlocker confirmed the collaboration, by quoting the tweet with “Stay Tuned” shortly afterwards.

NY simply cultivated what Louisiana raised. I am OBJ. Read the Label. @nikesportswear X @footlocker #AF1 pic.twitter.com/5rxUQF4Wvc

— Odell Beckham Jr (@OBJ_3) November 16, 2017

Odell signed the “richest NFL shoe deal” with Nike in May with a deal worth up to $30 million dollars over the next five years. The salary is reported to pay Beckham Jr. nearly twice the amount Nike has ever paid a football athlete. The deal is also reported to pay Beckham Jr. more than his NFL team. The NY Giants pays the wide receiver $10.4 million over the next four years, with a $5.9 million signing bonus.

Nike has celebrated the 35th anniversary of the AF1 silhouette throughout the year, by collaborating with many hip-hop fashion influencers including Virgil Abloh, Kareem “Biggs” Burke, Travis Scott and many more.

 

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