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Wrongful Death Lawsuit Still Follows Meek Mill

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

Rick Ross visited Philadelphia in full support of Monday’s rally for Meek Mill’s freedom. Philly’s finest were in attendance to support their native brother, including, PNB RockMacklemore  and 76ers legend  Julius “Dr. J.” Erving. 76ers co-owner, Michael Rubin said he is “personally invested” in helping Meek.

Despite the outpour of support, the Philly rapper remains locked away in solitary confinement.  The “We Ball” rapper is now being asked to respond to a wrongful death lawsuit stemming from May.

According to TMZ, the families of victims: Travis Ward, 31, and Nathan Mitchell, 25, is requesting a judge rule in their favor regarding a wrong death lawsuit. They’re asking Meek to submit written responses under oath to their questions within the next thirty days. The deceased men were shot and killed outside the Toyota Oakdale Theatre after a concert in Wallingford, CT on on December 30 2016.

The lawsuit refers to Meek’s fans as “thugs,”claiming they are the ones responsible for the violence. Live Nation, who runs the venue is also named in the lawsuit, claims the victim’s family is “stooping to racial stereotypes” by calling the fans thugs. The families’ lawyer Joe Faxon said “the families of those shot at the concert agree Mr. Mill meets the definition of a thug”.

Furthermore, they claim the violent lyrics attracted those individuals in the first place and even quoting some of Meek Mill’s lyrics. However, Meek has since denied any involvement with what occurred that evening.

Keep your eyes pealed for more details on this wrongful death lawsuit.

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Black Children Unfairly Targeted in Preschool Expulsions New Data Suggests

TheSource Feed - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 7:37am

Words by Nick Slay

The Center for American Progress or (CAP) recent analysis reports that nearly 250 preschoolers are expelled a day. What you may find as even more surprising, is that out of those 250 scholars, a vast majority are black students. It is a practice that worsens along racial lines and disproportionately affects the educational opportunities of these young scholars, as well as raises the serious question of about discrimination in our local school systems.

The shocking data collected by the 2016 National Survey of Children’s health, which includes stats from public and private preschool institutions is that: among the 50,000 students that were suspended and the 17,000 that were expelled is that most school participate in exclusionary discipline. Cap used the data from this survey to come to the conclusion that black students are unfairly targeted in disciplinary practices. The largest predictors for being suspended were being a boy or being black.

As inflammatory as this information may sound we must consider the, “preschool to college” pipeline and the, “preschool to prison” pipeline. The research shows that students who attend preschool are better prepared for kindergarten and are more likely to contribute to the economy as adults years later. What also must be taken into consideration is the long-term results that high quality preschools prepare students socially as well as academically for elementary school.

“Research shows over and over again that preschool is both cost-effective and that students are better prepared to contribute to the economy in the long run. All children deserve access to high-quality preschool—no matter where they live—and failing to make it accessible means losing significant economic benefits in the long run,” Cristina Novoa, a policy analyst for Early Childhood Policy at CAP is quoted as saying in a statement.

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‘Get Down’ Star Justice Smith Land Lead In ‘Pokemon’ Movie By Legendary

TheSource Feed - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 7:22am

It looks like the first ever live-action Pokemon movie, Detective Pikachu, has found its lead in Justice Smith. Smith is having himself quite a year. After being personally chosen by director Baz Luhrmann for the lavish, 1970s era series about the rise of Hip Hop in New York, the young actor landed on his feet when Netflix chose not to renew The Get Down for a second season. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom director J.A. Bayona recognized Smith’s talent and quickly snapped him up for a lead in that film.

As for the Pokemon movie, Legendary is charging ahead with plans to get it to the big screen. Rob Letterman is already on board to direct, and Alex Hirsch and Nicole Perlman have been tapped to write the script with the latter best known for her role in penning the Guardians of the Galaxy script. As with all of Legendary’s movies, Universal will be the studio responsible for distributing it.

Its being reported that the up-and-coming actor from The Get Down has landed the starring role for Detective Pikachu. Earlier it was rumored that Dwayne Johnson was being eyeballed by Legendary to voice the titular character, though other names also being thrown about included Ryan Reynolds, Hugh Jackman, and Mark Wahlberg, so the studio is clearly confident about this film enough to swing big. And it should be confident. With Pokemon’s enormous global fanbase and the fervent love it holds for the brand, Detective Pikachu could very well be a monster box office success for Legendary, particularly overseas. With filming for Detective Pikachu scheduled to start in January of 2018, we can expect a few more casting announcements heading our way soon.

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Kaepernick Only Wears Black or Women Designers For His GQ Shoot

TheSource Feed - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 7:19am

When most people chose to pledge allegiance, he exercised his right to kneel. J.Cole said “he sacrificed his dream,” while calling attention to the protest which condemned the skilled quarterback in the eyes of NFL owners.

GQ Magazine celebrated Colin Kaepernick by naming him their Citizen of the Year, for his efforts in bringing racial and social injustices to forefront.

Rewarded with a photoshoot, he had a specific request. He would only wear clothes made by women, or designers of color.

In a recent interview with Refinary29, his stylist Rachel Johnson provided reasons for his particular style choice:

“He wanted to wear designers of color and/or designers who were women. He wanted to give an opportunity for designers to be featured in the magazine who wouldn’t normally be, especially for a cover shoot of this magnitude.”

The quarterback turned activist is truly committed to making a meaningful difference in the lives of others.

The blazer featured on the cover was designed by Harlem natives, Guy and Shay Wood. The husband and wife own Harlem Haberdashery, which is based in the namesake neighborhood.

Kaepernick also sported a custom “Even More Names” shirt based on his synonymous  statement, “They Have Names” back in 2015. The shirt was designed by Kerby Jean-Raymond of menswear label Pyer Moss.

Rachel Johnson is pleased with the outcome. It is also pleasing to see a black man be celebrated for standing up for other black man.

“It was amazing how it all came together. It feels surreal. I’m proud of how it’s being received. I’m thrilled we were able to feature designers who would have never gotten this look before.”

Kaepernick continues standing firm against injustice and inequality. Embracing his blackness completely, he is supporting black business as well as female designers.

He may have sacrificed his NFL dream or at least put them on hold, but he is a champion in the eyes of his people.

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Joe Biden Says Most of the Memes About Him and Obama Are True

TheSource Feed - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 7:12am

In a recent interview with NBC News former Vice President of the United States, Joe Biden revealed that majority of the memes floating around social media that joke about his relationship with the 44th President of the United States, Barack Obama are “all true.”

The friendship between Biden and Obama is a family orientated (often referred to as a bromance) one to an extent Biden’s grandchildren and Obama’s daughters are the best of friends who often vacation together.

Surprisingly, the former VP favors the memes saying, “I feel good about it.” “All those memes, there are thousands of them out there, in essence, they’re all true. We had that kind of relationship,” Biden tells NBC News.

One of his favorite memes is subject to Obama’s birth certificate conspiracy, where he is telling Obama that he hid the birth certificate inside of a drawer.

Biden also tells of another one of his favorites: “A couple of ones I liked were ones where I was trying on Ray Bans and he’s lying on the couch and I turn around and I said, ‘Which ones do you like?’ And he looks at me and says, ‘Joe, Joe, come on, focus here.’ ”

Biden is currently media tour to promote his new book, Promise Me, Dad: A Year of Hope, Hardship, and Purpose, which concentrates on the passing of his son, Beau Biden who succumbed to brain cancer in 2015.

Watch Joe Biden’s interview with NBC News, here.

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Fetty Wap Drops “There She Go” Video Feat. Monty

TheSource Feed - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 4:40pm

“There She Go” is currently the #1 Most Added Single since it impacted radio last week. “”There She Go” hears Fetty tapping back into his energetic romantic side, delivering a potential anthem,” said XXL Magazine. Hot New Hip-Hop referred to the melodic single as, “infectious.” “There She Go” follows the successful release of his previous single, “Aye” released earlier this year. Fetty has had a great year prepping for the release of his second album by gifting his fans with two mixtapes, Lucky No. 7 and For My Fans II, which both received positive responses, noting Fetty’s artistic growth and unique sound. Most recently, Fetty joined label mates, Cheat Codes (No Promises Ft. Demi Lovato) for their newest single, “Feels Great.”

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Corporate Thuggin: Jeezy Adds Mentor To His Portfolio

TheSource Feed - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 4:17pm

” A drug dealer is just a drug dealer, A hustler is someone who can sell anything.”–Antoine Clark (fonder of F.E.D.S. Magazine)

Atlanta’s SnowMan, known as Jeezy has experienced both paths during his pursuit of profits, the refined hustler can now profit in many ways. After working 12 years to build his Hip Hop resume, he sees a bigger picture. In his own words:

“It’s cool to make rap songs — we gonna do that shit forever. But I wanna run the fucking world.”

As thoughts transition to reality, he has added diversity to his impressive resume. Partnering with Defiance Water, Avion Tequila and Atlanta’s American Cut Steakhouse.

Looking to expand his reach, Jeezy holds himself to a high standard. He says, ” I wanna be known as the world’s greatest hustler.” As he firmly commits to his mission, heard more business than music.

Although he acquired the top spot on the Billboard 200 with his seventh album, Trap or Die 3, marking his third top tier album, and his first chart-topper since 2008’s The Recession. Highlighted  by the ode to President Obama: “My President is Black.”

Comfortable in winter, the SnowMan put two new records on the street last month. Diddy joins him on “Bottles Up,” guaranteed to make the clubs go crazy. Then, he linked up with rising  MC, Tee Grizzley for “Cold Summer.” As he prepares the streets for Snow Season, his forthcoming eighth album for Def Jam, he is now sharing his wisdom with the next generation of Hip Hop.

Billboard’s  Carl Lamarre  asked him:

Who are some artists that you’ve been trying to give that big homie advice to — like a Tee Grizzley — and what are you telling them?

I just kept it real: There’s a lot of things going on in the streets and if you wanna be here 10 years later, it has a lot to do with mind state. Whether they’re looking for you to be like, “Yo, let’s go smoke some weed or go fuck some bitches,” I’m like, “Nah, n—a. Look, y’all got some good things going on. I like the fact that y’all staying out of these cities right now until you’re able to go and get back, but you gotta really be serious about that because you’re one of us now.”

I talk to Kodak Black every other day and that’s my advice to him; any advice he needs, because this is the streets. The music industry is the streets nowadays. So when getting out the streets and you get into the music industry, you gotta understand how that goes, too, because you can still suffer the same consequences. Now you’re a public person. People have the right to have an opinion, or they get the right to look at your past and say, “Yeah, he is a criminal.”

Behind every fortune there’s a crime, but at the end of the day, we’ve all cleaned up our acts. I just saw Kodak Black give his momma a car — that’s what it’s all about

Hip Hop needs more big homies and less “opps.”

 

 

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Vic Mensa on His Addiction, Depression and How Music Saved Him

TheSource Feed - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 4:09pm

Words by Jasmine Johnson

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In 2015, Vic Mensa came into the music industry ten toes down.

The Chicago rapper came up from the Windy City before catching the wave the his 2013 mixtape, ‘Innanentape.’ The mixtape earned him an audience with Jay-Z, who signed him to Roc Nation. Not only is he signed, but Mensa is currently on tour with Jay-Z’s, “4:44” tour.  But he almost missed this opportunity.

Mensa told the New York Post, that he started using drugs at an early age and that led to years of he now knows was addiction.  His choice of drug? He liked them all: ‘shrooms or acid, Molly or Adderall.  He said that his drug addiction and depression led to a descent into suicidal thoughts. This is well documented on his recent album, The Autobiography. He admitted frequently goes to therapy sessions and is currently in recovery. Mensa uses his art to beating the odds.  By talking about topics that focus on depression and drug abuse,  he is spreading a message of sobriety and the ills of drug use to new listeners.

Hov and Mensa worked on their recent albums together with the same producer, No I.D. They exchanged ideas about what issues that needs to be focus on more to where hip-hop won’t be dead.

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Nicki Minaj’s Barbs Snatch Eve’s Edges Over Paper Magazine Remarks

TheSource Feed - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 3:38pm

Nicki Minaj stans were not here for Eve‘s comments surrounding the head Barb’s Paper magazine shoot. On Tuesday’s broadcast of the CBS chat fest The Talk, Eve who is now a full-time co-host of the show spoke out about the photoshoot Nicki participated in.

It seems the first lady of Ruff Ryders wasn’t a fan of the racy spread and stated,

“I worked with Nicki, I got to know her on Barbershop… she’s a nice person, she’s an amazing rapper, and as a lyricist I respect her. But as a woman, from my point of view, personally, I would not be able to do that. I think in this climate, it’s not good. I think every artist has a right to express themselves however they want to express themselves and I respect that as well. For me personally, as I started coming up in the business, I started realizing that young girls were looking up to me and younger people were looking up to me, and that — not that you want to be a role model, but it is what you are.”

Barbs did not like what Eve had to say and came for her on Twitter.

Eve is the stereotypical black person that likes to forget where she came from and turn her nose up to anything that doesn't fit her new 'persona' . Nicki Minaj doing the paper magazine shoot is nothing compared to her past. pic.twitter.com/z2nwHp2q7M

— Tiffany Jonas-Mars (@Tiffjmb) November 16, 2017

Me after watching that video of Eve talking about Nicki Minaj pic.twitter.com/Nq19b1j6wy

— This Woman (@KingThandie) November 16, 2017

Eve got a whole sextape out w/ Stevie J.. what we won’t do is bash Nicki Minaj.

— Kenny G ❄️ (@DaRealKhefner) November 15, 2017

Questioning whether or not someone uses sex to make up for lack of creativity can be a fair point, but to conflate being sexual with lack moral compass is lazy and counterproductive.

— Michael Arceneaux (@youngsinick) November 16, 2017

#WorkMichaelArceneaux

Later, Eve fired back and explained what she meant regarding her remarks.

A lot of ya’ll need to calm down AND LISTEN to what I said. I am speaking from the place I am TODAY as WOMAN and how I feel NOW!!!

— Eve (@TheRealEve) November 16, 2017

Do you think Eve was being shady? Sound off in the comments below!

 

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Sylvester Stallone Accused of Forcing 16-Year-Old into a Threesome in 1986

TheSource Feed - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 2:35pm

Sylvester Stallone is the latest Hollywood icon to be accused of sexual assault.

According to a report an unnamed teen told Vegas cops that in July 1986 the Rocky star “intimidated” her into having sex with him and his bodyguard, Michael De Luca, at the former Las Vegas Hilton hotel while Stallone was shooting a move in Sin City.

Stallone was 40 years old at the time of the incident, and while he was having sex with the teen he encouraged his bodyguard to join them which made her feel “very uncomfortable”. She felt like she had no choice but to participate in the ordeal.

She indicated that if the sexual encounter had only been with Stallone, she would not pursue this matter, but due to the fact that Mike, the bodyguard became involved in the sexual incident, she didn’t know what she wanted to do, reports say.

De Luca made her give him oral sex and then “came around and had vaginal sex with her,” according to documents obtained by Daily Mail. Afterwards, Stallone received a blow job once his bodyguard was done.

The victim said the actor threatened to “beat her head in” if she told anyone about the threesome. She laughed about it with De Luca, who was murdered in 2013.

 

 

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Tamar Braxton’s Mom: My Son-In-Law Abused My Daughter For Years

TheSource Feed - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 2:28pm

Evelyn Braxton is blowing up Vincent Herbert’s spot after her daughter Tamar announced her divorce from her husband, mainly around the basis of domestic abuse claims.

The Braxton matriarch is vehemently adamant that Herbert, who manages rap queen Remy Ma, has been beating her daughter for years, even going as far as telling a TMZ reporter less than a month ago in LAX that Herbert had Tamar trapped in a violent, turbulent relationship for years and warned him “to keep his hand off her child before he kills her.”

Reportedly, Tamar went ballistic when the word got back to her that her mother revealed what was really going on behind closed doors of WETV’s “Tamar And Vince” show, which after seeing the fight in ATL’s Ritz Carlton, is undoubtedly in its last season.

According to Evelyn, Herbert claims that Tamar’s mouth is the the cause of his violent outburst that have forced her other daughters to attempt to intervene.

“It’s always ‘it’s Tamar’s mouth’…it’s always someone else. That does not give you the right to abuse her. Everybody has a mouth. Everyone should have the right to say what they want. Are you trying to beat [her] into submissiveness? No one has the right,” she said. “I think too many women are abused, and it’s high time that we stand up and stop this madness. Do you know how many women are killed each year? I just don’t want Tamar to be a part of that.”

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Meek Mill is in Solitary Confinement for Protection & He’s Going Crazy

TheSource Feed - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 10:39am

Meek Mill desperately wants to move to general population because he’s being held in solitary, which means he has no human contact for 23 hours a day, 7 days a week.

His attorney filed legal documents saying he’s a victim of his fame. Meanwhile prison officials are concerned for the Philly rapper’s well being and put him in solitary to protect him, the environment isn’t good for his mental state.

Meek’s legal team are suggesting “it’s severely inhibiting Meek’s creativity”. Although he’s working out and writing a lot, it’s taking a toll on him. The Wins & Losses rapper isn’t worried about being with the other inmates because he believes he’s respected in the streets and gave back to the communities after becoming a celebrity.

Hopefully the request is approved but he does have a visitation and commissary to look forward to for the first time next week.

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The Buffalo Bills Bench Tyrod Taylor, While Having a Winning Record

TheSource Feed - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 7:38am

The Buffalo Bills announced on Wednesday that Nathan Peterman would be the team’s starting quarterback over Tyrod Taylor for their Week 11 game against the Chargers.

While the Bills are struggling the last few weeks, it’s been the defense that’s been getting carved up. The Jets hung 331 yards on the team while Drew Brees and the Saints went for 482 total yards, ugly stats for sure.

Yet, somehow the black quarterback is the problem.

"We are made for more than 5-4 and I’ve come here to be more than 5-4.”

Nathan Peterman will start at QB Sunday: https://t.co/7SUAyusHCO pic.twitter.com/PzczNBpoiu

— Buffalo Bills (@buffalobills) November 15, 2017

Needless to say, this did not sit well with Taylor, who tried his best to be a team player after the move was announced.

“Definitely disappointed,” said Taylor, who is one of the team’s five captains. “Ultimately coach McDermott has a vision for this team and what he feels is best for the team, as well as the owners and GM. I have to move forward and continue to be the teammate and leader that I am from a different role.

It’s tough to be a team player when your numbers aren’t the problem with the team’s performance. It’s also tough to be a black quarterback in the NFL.

Look at the venom spewed at Cam Newton for “dabbing”; hated on for a simple celebration but not praised for the work he did with the community or giving footballs to children after scoring a TD. This is the fight that Black QBs have faced for decades, always being told to conform and fit into a system as opposed to designing a system for their talents.

The Bills have wanted an excuse to bench Tyrod Taylor since the Sean McDermott era began. But Taylor refused to give them one.

The list of QB this season with 10+ TD and 3 or less INT:

Tom Brady
Aaron Rodgers
Alex Smith
Tyrod Taylor pic.twitter.com/ZGhYWXICti

— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) November 15, 2017

Hopefully Taylor will be back under center soon. But if Buffalo doesn’t understand and/or appreciate the type of player he is and continues to keep him on the bench, then look for Taylor to be under center in a different uniform next season.

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Cam’ron Claims Dame Dash Slapped Harvey Weinstein

TheSource Feed - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 7:31am

Cam is never short on controversy.

On the new Dipset reunion track “Once Upon A Time”, the Dipset general put his boy Dame back into the current events with an alleged claim that might earn him a few female fans.

No disrespecting the ladies, word from my team
That’s the reason Dame smacked Harvey Weinstein
On the set of Paid in Full, y’all gave him hell about it
Some foul shit happened once Capo tell ’em ’bout it

In 2005, Dame told The New Yorker Weinstein “had a girl and I knew her,” referencing a female friend of the Hollywood. “So I said ‘Give me her.’ He was pissed.”

He apparently also called Weinstein a “bitch.” Allegedly, Weinstein was so apprehensive about Dash, he would no longer meet with him without Russell Simmons present.

According to Dash, “The bottom line is, like, when I look at somebody treat other people wrong, I can’t just look the other way. And any opportunity I get, I know I’m strong, but I’m always gonna make them suffer for the people that aren’t strong enough.”

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Nicki Minaj Reveals Acting is Her First Love

TheSource Feed - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 7:30am

The Pinkprint artist says acting has a special place in her heart.

On Tuesday evening, Nicki Minaj caused quite a stir on Twitter, when she posted a provocative video which showed a series of clips of the dubbed rapper-slash-singer in a bath tub, with soft music playing in the background. Turns out, the racy video was a behind the scenes glimpse of her seductive Paper Magazine shoot. Titled, ‘Minaj á Trois,’ Minaj stars in Paper Magazine’s latest Break the Internet Winter 2017 issue, three years since Kim Kardashian appeared nude on the cover in 2014. Shot by Ellen Von Unwerth, the cover features three Minaj’s in raunchy, sensual poses, which drove the Barbz wild.

In the issue’s interview, the rapper discusses interacting with her large social media following, her generous donation earlier this year when she paid for a fan’s college tuition, and she even reveals attempting to release a joint mixtape with Future. When asked about her future plans regarding acting, Minaj shared that although she currently doesn’t have time to act in moves, due to her focus on music, acting is her first love.

“Acting is my first love. Of course, right now is the music portion of my life, but, you know, I can multitask,” she says. “I’ll always have the acting bug — I’ve had it since I was in elementary school. I was always doing plays and then went to a performing arts high school here in Manhattan. So I can’t see my life without it, but it definitely takes second position to my music.”

She went on explaining that after graduating from high school, auditions were the center of her life.

“Right out of high school I went on auditions ’cause that’s what we did. When you are a drama major, you do a showcase and then agents come to the school.”

However, her doubts began to grow and her acting dreams started to fade when she realized the reality of auditions, which prompted her to write raps.

“But then when it came time to go on those auditions, you realize that there are millions of [girls like you] auditioning for the same role. You’re not so special. So I just remember realizing, “Oh okay, this is not for the faint of heart…you know, this is gonna be a lot of closed doors, a lot of being told ‘no’ and you’re really gonna see if this is what you really, really wanna do.” I remember having that talk with myself…So I didn’t really pursue it.”

While her acting chops are presently on hold, Nicki Minaj will star in H&M’s holiday campaign film alongside actor Jesse Williams, which is set to drop later this month. She also recently made a cameo on the remix of Lil Uzi Vert’s record, “The Way Life Goes.”

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Andre 3000 Drops Gems About His Personal Style

TheSource Feed - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 7:23am

Before he was typing text to a girl he used to see, sayin’ that he chose this cutie pie with whom he wants be. We were all jumping out the shower so fresh. Then stepping out, dressed: looking so clean (2X)….

Before linking up with Big Boi to form OutKast, unanimously becoming Hip Hop’s tag-team champions. Before they went on to decorate their belts with grammy gold including RIAA certifications.

Long before establishing his own  Benjamin Bixby [his men’s fashion line in 2008] ,  André Lauren Benjamin, better known as  André 3000, was growing up in Atlanta.

As a child he developed a unique interest prep fashions. Inspired by his older cousins who could easily resemble Carlton Banks in high school. 3Stacks prefers to call them “hood preps.”

“In Atlanta, hood prep was a take on WASP-y preppy style,” he explains, “but in the hood, they had to find a way to do it in their own way.” The Official Preppy Handbook served as a joke-slash-Bible to the preppy way of life, and in it, Swedish tennis shoe brand Tretorn was listed alongside Sperry Top-Siders and saddle shoes as the preppiest styles to wear.

André could probably be a practice partner for Serena Williams  on the tennis court. He reflects on the days of his childhood when he practiced his swing.

“I took tennis lessons when I was in the fourth grade, but I didn’t keep it up,” despite his nonchalant attitude toward tennis, André says was always close to the game. “My best friend whose name is André, his dad was a French tennis instructor, so I was around it all my life—I never got into tennis, only from a style standpoint.”

30 years later, Andre remains true to the pages of  The Official Preppy Handbook.

We already told you about his ‘Candy Cane’ shoe  which highlights his,“I André Benjamin will not draw in class,” collection. Lauanched in collaboration with Tretorn, the collection champions 50 years of the brand.

Keep your eyes peeled for more style news regarding Mr 3000. Make sure you cop the Candy Cane’s for the holidays.

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Mary J. Blige Dressed Like A Tomboy To Shield Herself From Harassment

TheSource Feed - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 7:15am

The R&B songstress opened up about her own experience in the entertainment industry.

In a roundtable discussion for The Hollywood Reporter, Mary J. Blige joined actresses Jennifer Lawrence, Emma Stone, Jessica Chastain, Allison Janney, and Saoirse Ronan to discuss sexual harassment in Hollywood. When asked about her thoughts about the staggering number of sexual assault headlines stamped across the media, Blige expressed sadness, yet relief, that women have come forward with their stories. The musician then shared her own personal experience trying to protect herself from sexual harassment, which stemmed from experiencing abuse in her childhood up until adulthood. When Blige first entered the music business, she made the conscious decision to try to avoid assault by altering her appearance.

“Well, in the [music] industry, I never had that problem. I was always kind of a tomboy and one of the guys. I feel sad for the women, but I’m happy that they’re free because they had to hold on to a secret for years,” says Blige.

She continued on discussing her choice to dress like a tomboy early in her career, stating,

“Because I’ve been through so much as a child and a teenager, I just wore baggier jeans and Timberlands and hats turned backward. It took me a very long time to even wear makeup and tight clothes because I had been through so much. And those secrets I still have to deal with. So hopefully these women are free, because it hurts.”

Mary J. Blige will be playing the role of Florence Jackson in the film Mudbound, which is premiering on Netflix and select theaters on Friday, November 17. Directed by Dee Rees, Mudbound follows the story of two families; one black, one white, residing in racist rural Mississippi, trying to maneuver their way through the World War II era, confronting “the brutal realities of prejudice, farming and friendship.”

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Rapper Lil’ Peep Dead At 21 From Suspected Overdose

TheSource Feed - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 7:12am

Lil Peep has reportedly died, aged just 21.

The memo rapper, whose real name is Gustav Åhr, found fame this year through his sample-heavy, highly-emotional hip-hop tracks, which fused elements of punk, hip-hop and trap, and saw Peep write extensively about his troubles with depression and prescription medications.

Media reports say that Peep’s manager Adam Grandmaison has confirmed the rapper was taken to hospital following an overdose.

Peep passed away 17 years to the date of DJ Screw’s passing from a “lean” overdose.

Lil Peep released his debut album ‘Come Over When You’re Sober (Part One)’ this September following widespread critical interest, with Pitchfork dubbing him “the future of emo” back in January.

A number of fellow musicians have paid tribute to Lil Peep on social media, while Lil Peep’s manager Chase Ortega responded to the news by tweeting: “I’ve been expecting this call for a year. Mother fuck”.

Fellow rock-influenced rapper Post Malone wrote: “in the short time that i knew you, you were a great friend to me and a great person. your music changed the world and it’ll never be the same. i love you bud. forever”

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Donald Trump Sends Petty Tweet Before LiAngelo Ball and Others Could Thank Him

TheSource Feed - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 7:11am

UCLA freshmen LiAngelo BallCody Riley and Jalen Hill have been suspended from the basketball team indefinitely after returning from a trip to China, where they were held for shoplifting.

“They will have to earn their way back,” UCLA coach Steve Alford said during a news conference Wednesday.

The UCLA players spoke at a news conference Wednesday at the UCLA basketball stadium, the first time they had spoken publicly since Nov. 7, when they were held in Hangzhou — a little more than 100 miles southwest of Shanghai — shoplifting charges.

Ball, brother of Los Angeles Lakers star Lonzo Ball, said: “I didn’t exercise my best judgment, and I’m sorry for that.”

“This does not define who I am,” he added. “My family raised me better than that.”

The three players did thank President Donald Trump for intervening in the situation, but not before Trump could send a petty tweet.

Do you think the three UCLA Basketball Players will say thank you President Trump? They were headed for 10 years in jail!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 15, 2017

“I’d also like to thank President Trump and the United States government for the help that they provided as well,” Ball said.

Riley said: “To President Trump and the United States government: Thank you for taking the time to intervene on our behalf. We really appreciate you helping us out.”

As anyone who has every participated in trans-Pacific flight can tell you, the jet lag is the most debilitating part of it all. So, there’s a really strong chance that LiAngelo Ball, Cody Riley and Jalen Hill were too exhausted, or just too worried about their future, to immediately reach out to anyone outside of their immediate and respective circles upon landing stateside.

An afternoon press conference seemed like the right time to say thank you to the president.

 

 

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Charles Manson Clinging To Life In California Hospital

TheSource Feed - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 6:45am

Cult leader Charles Manson has been hospitalized in California with a bleak prognosis, according to a report Wednesday.

The 83-year-old was brought to a Bakersfield hospital three days ago, TMZ.com said.

The notorious mass murderer serving seven life sentences in Corcoran State Prison in California has been suffering from health issues for some time.

In January he had to be hospitalized for severe intestinal bleeding. He also needed surgery to repair a lesion but doctors said he was too weak and sent him back to prison.

Manson’s health has been steadily declining for months.

In January, he was rushed to Mercy Hospital in Bakersfield for severe intestinal bleeding and a sigmoid lesion.
Sources told TMZ that doctors wanted to operate immediately but Manson had refused.

The 83-year-old has been behind bars for more than four decades, since 1969, after he ordered members of his cult – which he dubbed ‘the family’ – to go on a murderous two-day rampage.

Three of followers, Susan Atkins, Patricia Krenwinkle and Leslie Van Houten killed seven people: pregnant actress Sharon Tate, Abigail Folger, Wojciech Frykowski, Leno and Rosemary LaBianca, Steven Parent and Jay Sebring.

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