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Watch Jorja Smith & Stormzy’s New Video for ‘Let Me Down’

TheSource Feed - Sat, 01/20/2018 - 1:36pm

Two of Britain’s finest talents come together for a record, Jorja Smith and grime MC Stormzy release a haunting ballad “Let Me Down” which is a melancholic exploration into a one-sided relationship, and now we get a visual treatment for the song. It is a very enchanting video; a great insight into UK’s emerging mainstream, very urban influence which has essentially been co-signed by Drake.

The music video features Jorja Smith in a blond wig and a trench coat, partaking in a James Bond-esque tale of love and murder. Stormzy, whose only cameo at the end of the video seems to be a boss of sorts, only finding out about the completed task once the job is done.

Watch the Hector Dockrill-directed video below.

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2 Chainz And Snoop Dogg To Host Celebrity Hip Hop Basketball Game During All Star Weekend

TheSource Feed - Sat, 01/20/2018 - 1:01pm

This week, Mr. Hairweave Killer himself announced via Instagram that he and Snoop Dogg were prepping for this year’s NBA All Star Weekend with a Hip Hop celebrity basketball game featuring all of the industry’s “shooters” on the court.

In 2016, 2 Chainz and Uncle Snoop hosted a celebrity charity b-ball game during the All Star Weekend, which included NBA players Baron Davis, Toronto-born Rick Fox and rappers K Camp, Wale and A$AP Ferg to name a few.

Check out the video below where 2 Necklaces makes it known that this year’s game will be a movie!

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MTN DEW ICE Launch In Brooklyn Featuring Fabolous And Jadakiss, Wu Tang Clan

TheSource Feed - Sat, 01/20/2018 - 11:35am

This week at The Villian in Willy B, Brooklyn, the good folks at Mountain Dew presented the launch of their new MTN DEW ICE drink, featuring MTN DEW-powered ice sculptures, free snacks and drinks sponsored by Doritos and Mountain Dew plus dope performances at an iHeart Radio concert with Fabolous And Jadakiss performing their “Freddy vs. Jason” hits from their critically acclaimed Friday The 13th On Elm Street LP as well as a surprise pop-up from the iconic Wu Tang Clan.

With DJ Clue on the wheels, the native New Yorkers delivered an unforgettable night of performances for guests that included fitness influencer Jen Selter, Miami Heat player Justise Winslow and more.

Attendees stayed charged drinking MTN DEW ICE – a crisp, clear, carbonated soft drink made with a splash of real juice. While D-Block/Ruff Ryders legend Jadakiss says he wants his MTN DEW ICE “on the rocks…straight up..”, Fab said he wants to try Mountain Dew’s latest offering with Flo Vodka “because it got that little lemon-lime twist to it.” Check out the rest of the Fab and Jada interview here.

The one-of-a-kind party followed the recent announcement that Mountain Dew is returning to the 2018 Super Bowl with a joint :60 in-game advertisement with Doritos. The teaser, seen HERE, features both Morgan Freeman and Peter Dinklage intensely facing off.

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DJ Carnage Drops ‘Learn How to Watch’ ft. Mac Miller & MadeinTYO

TheSource Feed - Sat, 01/20/2018 - 10:47am

2018 promises to be a year of collabs and starting the year off strong, DJ Carnage got one. For his latest trap anthem “Learn How To Watch” he gathers Mac Miller and MadeInTYO to bring together a mosh-pit anthem. Who would’ve thought pairing these two artists up on the track would sound this much fire. Not to forget it is not everyday you get to hear new material from Mac Miller.

The song consists of some sauce and some bars with heavy production masterfully crafted by Carnage.

Peep the video below.

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Wyclef Jean Announces ‘A Night of Symphonic Hip-Hop’ Tour

TheSource Feed - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 4:11pm

Words by Nick Slay

Everyone is buzzing about Nas’ upcoming symphonic performance at the Kennedy Center set to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Illmatic. However, it is important to note that he is not the first emcee to share his gift of rhyming on a classical level. Wyclef Jean was the first hip hop artist to play Carnegie Hall with a philharmonic orchestra. Never to be out done, The Fugee front man will be unleashing his “A Night of Symphonic Hip-Hop” Tour this spring. Fans, starting tonight at the Omaha Symphony, will be treated to five orchestras styled concerts that are sure to be as colorful and exciting as any track that he has ever produced.  Co-presented by the Maha Music Festival in Omaha, ‘Clef promises to show us his influences through these performances.

In dedication to and inspired by one of his musical heroes, Quincy Jones, Wyclef will re-tell the story of how he discovered jazz and classical music when he was a teenager, and how his whole goal was to make to Carnegie Hall. After making that dream come true he wanted to model his approach on Jones who is his inspiration for the project. Quincy Jones being the titan of musical scoring and arranging that started off as a young trumpeter for the likes of Ray Charles and exploded to the legendary producer of Michael Jackson and so much more. Jean said in a recent interview.

“I’m like a DNA of Quincy Jones,” Jean said. “He’s who I look up to. Think of this era — I’m a musician, an artist and a composer. You’re getting to hear the catalog from Wyclef the composer. The crowd gets the juxtaposition of material they might not have even known I wrote, from ‘Maria, Maria’ I wrote for Santana and ‘Hips Don’t Lie’ with Shakira right up to 2018.”

Wyclef will be performing songs from his Carnival III, his first studio album in six years that released last year. The audience will be blessed as he plans to remix with all of the symphonic tools of classical music. For anyone who has seen Wyclef perform live knows this will be an experience that you won’t to miss.

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Rell Jerv of The Four Ain’t No Joke Man

TheSource Feed - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 2:52pm

The city of Wilmington, Delaware is standing loud and proud about how their own, Rell Jerv is serving serious superstar vibes on new musical competition show The Four hosted by hip-hop’s Diddy, DJ Khaled, Meghan Trainor, Charlie Walk and Fergie.

Last night (Jan. 18), Rell made his nationwide debut on The Four as the first challenger when he performed his own song “Pools” sending the masses into a grand hype of fascination. Of course, Rell specializes in the hip-hop genre as a rapper, and unlike your average SoundCloud or Twitter rapper, this dude can actually serve lyrical clarity.

The Delaware native lured the crowd, including panelists, into jam mode as he began to spit along his self-made electrifying track, showcasing an impressive mark in a representation of the modern day hip-hop artist. It is evident Jerv is an abstract lyricist who hones a smooth approach and signature stage presence. Social media went abrupt over Rell’s performance, insisting he brought an unexampled vibe to the competition that is evident to be essential, unlike his competitor Cheyenne Elliot, who many say gained traction only because of the fact her aunt is the great Dionne Warwick. Fellow competitors Jason Warrior, Candice Boyd and Cheyenne were rocking to Rell’s performance, while contestant Zhavia projected a face of doom.

Jerv gained rather affirmative feedback from the star-studded panel. Meghan favored the fact that she was able to understand the words he spat but advised the rising star to “loosen up” a bit in his stage presence. Charlie Walk, who gave head nods throughout his performance, voiced how hip-hop music is the number one consumed genre. Diddy, whose commentary was probably the most laudable, noted how it was easy to distinguish the influences of other rappers in his performance. Rell has expressed his influences to be legends in the likes of Jay-Z and new-school sensation Kendrick Lamar. Diddy loved the fact that seconds into the song, he was able to hear and see the persona of Rell Jerv.

In the concluded judgment, Jerv received four yeses, granting him the chance to choose his challenge. The Delaware emcee made the decision to challenge the songstress Cheyenne, and his choice was triggered by her victory in the previous week against fellow rapper Lex Lu. Elliot went on to perform Miley Cyrus‘ “Wrecking Ball,” a song that exhibited her favorable vocals, but Jerv retaliated with another original song, “I Own It.” The fact that this boy writes and performs his own material and executes it in a strong effective manner was good enough to send Ms. Elliot home-whether Warwick is her auntie or not. Rell Jerv is an organic crowd rocker and a people’s favorite who is now an official member of The Four. Congratulations to the rising hip-hop star!

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Chicago’s Dreezy Release New Single ‘2nd to None’ Ft. 2 Chainz

TheSource Feed - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 11:43am

Gearing up for the release of her sophomore album, Dreezy is setting the record straight with a clear statement released in the form of her new single, “2nd to None.” Enlisting 2 Chainz as a dope feature on the project, the duo goes back and forth with straight shots as to why exactly there is no one above them let alone even in their lane.

Produced by Atlanta producer Southside, Dreezy rides the beat effortlessly with no interest in playing humble. An official release date and title have yet to be announced in regard to the release of her upcoming album but it’s quite obvious the release is nearing and Dreezy is taking no prisoners.

Listen to “2nd to None” below:

 

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Return of the Mack: Obama Returns to Politics in 2018

TheSource Feed - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 11:17am

Words by Nick Slay

With the midterm elections looming, only one person could upset the comfortable majority that Republican Party has enjoyed during the Trump administration, Barack Obama.

The dream scenario for any president is to have his party be in control of the Senate and the House of Representatives. With the GOP in control of both house in congress President Trump as been able to finally overhaul the tax system in America, finally inflict a major wound to Obamacare, and have the FCC disintegrate net neutrality. However, with Trump’s approval ratings in the sewer (the lowest of any president in this century), the return of Obama to the political arena could deal a major blow to Republicans seeking re-election in November.

Outside of the TMZ snaps of the former POTUS enjoying some much needed vacation time jet-setting around the globe after the stress and scrutiny of being America’s first black president, the 44th president has be mostly under the radar. His spokesperson Katie Hill told the Chicago Tribune that Obama will “continue to be politically active in 2018, with more endorsements and more campaigning.” Keeping to his vow that he would remain politically relevant and work with and endorse candidates who sought to preserve his legacy and signature accomplishments. With the former president’s favorability rating at 60% post presidency, that could potentially shake things up, especially since in the historically red state of Alabama where the Barack has a higher approval rating than the sitting president. This coincides with Doug Jones upset of Republican Roy Moore (who Trump supported then discarded when he lost) who was already under fire for his racist statements and child/women abuse accusations.

If the clash of presidential brands that ended with the election of Democrat Ralph Northam in the 2017 Virginia gubernatorial election is any indication, the Republicans will have a hard fought uphill fight even in southern or traditional red states. Even the republican candidate Ed Gillespie refused Trump’s support, even going as far as saying he didn’t ask for endorsement. If you remember he didn’t retweet the president’s now infamous tweet that was an attack on sanctuary cities and a blatant attack on Salvadorians aligning them all with the violence  of MS-13 gangs.

Ralph Northam,who is running for Governor of Virginia,is fighting for the violent MS-13 killer gangs & sanctuary cities. Vote Ed Gillespie!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 6, 2017

Obama’s infectious personality and successful presidency could be all the brand candy needed for the Democrats to make a big impact in the midterm elections.

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Australia’s Mitchos Da Menace and Ghosts In The Room Team Up With Young Buck

TheSource Feed - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 10:39am

One of the bigger Hip-Hop collaborations of recent years between America and Australia was released this week by Australian producer Ghosts in the Room featuring Mitchos Da Menace, Rich Boy and Young Buck of G-Unit on Mudd Music. The lyric heavy 3 and a half-minute offering is the second single off the upcoming Ghosts in the Room x Young Buck collaborative EP believed to be titled Life, Death, Ghost which is also set to feature Future, Kerser and many others yet to be publicly announced.

The single artwork was developed by Perth artist Paul Deej and engineered by Sydney’s renowned MixedByEspa, giving the overall project a strong Australian connection. Money Talks helps to position Ghosts in the Room as a strong contender to be one of the next Australian hip-hop producers to be able to fully break the mainstream American music market along with Kronic, M-Phazes, Suffa, Miracle, Dopamine, Katalyst, Nebs. Trials and Nerve.

Ghosts in the Room is a hip-hop producer from Australia’s capital Canberra of Mudd Music who has been producing beats since 2001 and cites The Alchemist, RZA and Just Blaze as key musical influences. Ghosts in the Room has worked previously with Iron Solomon, Kool G Rap, Okwerdz, , Havoc of Mobb Deep, Bishop Lamont, Big Pooh, Mistah F.A.B., Block McCloud of Army Of The Pharaohs, Ras Kas, Ruste Juxx, Shabaam Sahdeeq plus a stack of talented locals in the last few years.

Mitchos Da Menace is an upcoming rapper proudly from western Sydney who has created significant buzz for himself in Australia. He has recently released his debut album MDMA out through Fortay’s At Large Productions, which went #1 on its day of release on both iTunes AU and Google Play AU. The talented young rapper has a bright future ahead, with his ability to handle a diverse array of beats while connecting emotionally with his rapidly growing fan base a unique and valuable asset that he holds as he continues to strongly develop into one of Australia’s most exciting emcees.

The award-winning Young Buck of G-Unit continues to release new music to critical acclaim and collaborating with international artists such as these undoubtedly introduces himself to old and newer audiences alike. He has most recently released the 10 Streets Commandments mixtape, following up over a dozen mixtape releases in recent years – many hosted by the also prolific DJ Whoo Kid.

Ghosts in the Room’s Money Talks featuring Mitchos Da Menace, Rich Boy and Young Buck is available across all the usual online platforms and can be checked out below, along with the previous Ghosts in the Room single featuring Future and Kerser.

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Nipsey Hussle Releases Second Single Off The ‘Victory Lap’ Album

TheSource Feed - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 10:28am

A little less than a month out from the release of his debut album Victory LapNipsey Hussle continues a very aggressive yet impressive campaign rollout with the release of his second single “Last Time That I Checc’d” ft. YG. Nipsey followed the release with a World Star Hip Hop premiere video capturing the true essence of Nipsey’s impact in Los Angeles and even more so the Crenshaw & Slauson area of South Central.

Produced by Mike & Keys, “Last Time That I Checc’d” gives you vibes almost identical to that of original West Coast rap in the 90s. Obviously realizing his influence Nipsey quotes,

“I’m the street’s voice out West —legendary, self made, progress.”

Today before the premiere of the second single, Nipsey hosted a single/music video premiere at his Marathon store in Los Angeles. As apart of his direct to consumer strategy, Nipsey required attendees to bring proof of the Victory Lap album pre-order purchase in order to attend the premiere. Each attendee then received a raffle ticket to enter to win an exclusive listening session of the Victory Lap album with Nipsey in his Maybach.

Compared to the Hip-Hop standard, Nipsey is constantly pushing the envelope in a very unique fashion. You can stream “Last Time That I Checc’d” here and watch the video below.

 

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2018 NBA All Star Game Jerseys Have Allegedly Leaked

TheSource Feed - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 10:10am

The 2018 NBA All-Star jerseys may have leaked. What do you think?

LEAKED
Here are your
2018 NBA ALL-STAR JERSEY’S
What do ya think boys? pic.twitter.com/Sc07lhXQSH

— Deion Freeman. (@DeionFreeman) January 17, 2018

Nike became the official jersey manufacturer for the NBA during the 2017-18 season. The jerseys drew attention for a number of reasons. Nike is the number one conglomerate for athletic brands and attire. Their new design for a number of teams displayed much creativity. On the other hand, the jerseys failed to hold up. The beginning of the season saw these of jerseys ripped and torn apart during a several games. The sports brand received much criticism for their lack of durability of the product. In its history, the NBA has never seen so many torn jerseys in such a short period of time. Since then, it seems as if Nike has fixed the durability issue.

Their next task is the design of the 2018  NBA All- Star jerseys. The all-star game is a showcase of the best basketball players in the league. The jerseys are known for its distinguished creativity. These jerseys are lacking in that department. Where is the color?

It is unclear as to which team will sports the black and who will wear the white. Cleveland’s LeBron James received the most votes in the East and will serve as the team captain. Golden State’s Steph Curry will serve as the West’s team captain. In a new pick-up game like format, the two team captains will pick out of a pool of all-stars. NBA All- Star weekend takes place from February 16-18. The all-star game will be played on February 18 in Los Angeles, CA, 8pm ET, 5 pm PT. Continue to look out for Nike’s official all-star jersey release.

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NBA All Star Starting Teams Announced To The Public

TheSource Feed - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 10:01am

The 2018 NBA All-Star Game ballot is in, and the captains are exactly who you’d expect to reflect sheer dominance in each conference.

Under the new format, the top vote-getters in each conference, in this case, LeBron James and Steph Curry, will be named captains. LeBron and Steph will select their teammates from the pool of players who were voted as starters and reserves, making selections without regard for conference affiliation. Because LeBron had the most votes overall, he’ll get first pick in the draft.

The #TNT crew reacts to the 2018 Eastern Conference #NBAAllStar starters. pic.twitter.com/2JLrlDsM5e

— NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) January 18, 2018

The #TNT crew reacts to the 2018 Western Conference #NBAAllStar starters. pic.twitter.com/rZHTQVkhCH

— NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) January 18, 2018

In total, 12 players from each conference will be chosen for the All-Star spots, giving LeBron and Steph a pool of 22 players to choose from. The NBA’s head coaches will select the 14 reserves, voting for two guards, three frontcourt players and two players at any position in their respective conferences. The All-Star reserves, as selected by NBA head coaches, will be revealed on January 23d at 6 pm ET on NBA on TNT.

The NBA really dropped the ball by not televising the All-Star draft, so we won’t know the teams until they’re revealed by TNT on January 25th.

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TV Crew Arrested For Allegedly Bringing Fake Bomb Through Newark International Airport

TheSource Feed - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 9:54am

Seven members of a cable television network were arrested Thursday after they tried to sneak through a security checkpoint at the Newark Liberty International Airport, New Jersey, with a fake explosive device, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officials said.

A law enforcement official, under the condition of anonymity, said the team was filming for CNBC news channel.

Authorities refused to give out the names of those who were arrested. However, they said the TSA was investigating the incident.

The TSA also said the crew members “attempted to intentionally carry through the security checkpoint an item in a carry-on bag that had all of the makings of an improvised explosive device. At the same time, others in the group covertly filmed the encounter.”

A source, who chose not be named, said the fake explosive device was a PVC pipe, which had wires sticking out from it.

After the crew tried to sneak into the airport with the fake explosive device, the security officials called for a bomb disposal squad who then checked the device and said it posed no threat, following which the crew members were taken into custody.

Under the condition of anonymity, a third source revealed the arrested people belonged to Endemol Shine North America — a world-class content platform. It is part of the Endemol Shine Group, a global content creator, producer, and distributor that contracts with CNBC.

In a statement, Julie Holland, a spokeswoman for Endemol Shine North America, said the company was looking into the matter on a priority basis. She also apologized for the incident, however, refused to give out any details.

“We are looking into the details of what happened as a matter of priority and are in contact with relevant authorities on the ground. While this process is ongoing we are unable to comment further but in the meantime, we sincerely apologize for any disruption caused,” Holland said.

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TIDAL Releases New Exclusive Cardi B Documentary

TheSource Feed - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 9:45am

In a new TIDAL exclusive seven minute documentary Cardi B shares with viewers her innermost feelings in regard to her newfound stardom and the perks that accompany her lavish lifestyle. In short she stated,

“I’ve came a long ass way. It makes me feel like — I’m here m*thafckas!”

Simple yet profound, “I’m Here M*thafckas!” was a bold enough statement to represent Cardi’s slingshot to the top and actually be coined the title of the documentary.

Cardi explained her struggle to express herself through fashion and  keeping up with fashion trends when she was younger, yet she created her own style with what she could afford. Nonetheless, expressing herself in the music was never an issue and she always embraced it as a healthy outlet for herself.

The documentary highlights how things have come full circle for the Bronx native as she performs at Moschino Creative Director, Jeremy Scott’s, annual Art Basel Miami party, in which he also customized a Moschino dress design specifically for Cardi.

Jeremy Scott stated:

“She’s become this new wild rocket thats starting to challenge fashion looks while at the same time is just having this incredible personality!”

Watch the FULL documentary here.

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LaVar Ball Files Trademark Paperwork For Junior Basketball Association

TheSource Feed - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 9:36am

LaVar Ball said recently that he is planning to launch his own basketball league that will provide players with an alternative to playing collegiality, and his actions thus far indicate he is serious about the new venture.

According to documents obtained by TMZ, Ball’s company Big Baller Brand has filed applications with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to secure the rights to phrases like “Junior Basketball Association” and “JBA.” Big Baller Brand is seeking to use the league name and a logo of Lonzo Ball dunking a basketball on athletic apparel, uniforms and other items.

Lavar Ball’s Big Baller League JBA has Lonzo going up for a dunk as the logo pic.twitter.com/fDlguZPsWJ

— NBA RETWEET (@RTNBA) December 23, 2017

The news comes after LaVar Ball publicized plans last December to launch a league for nationally ranked high school players who have graduated and sought a platform to play besides the college level. Ball aimed to have 80 players fill roster spots for the league’s 10 teams expected to compete at professional arenas nationwide, he told ESPN.com’s Darren Rovell.

“Getting these players is going to be easy,” Ball told ESPN. “This is giving guys a chance to get a jump start on their career, to be seen by pro scouts; and we’re going to pay them, because someone has to pay these kids.”

2018 is starting the same way 2017 ended for LaVar Ball. He is simply about making moves.

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Carnival Warning! You Now Need Permission To Wine

TheSource Feed - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 9:11am

Carnival season is approaching quickly and one of the popular locations, Trinidad and Tobago has implemented a new rule for all fete- goers.

All patrons must get permission before “thiefing a wine” says Michael Jackman, public information officer of the Police Service ASP.

According to The Trinidad Guardian Newspaper, the police are warning people who plan to gyrate on others that they can be arrested for assault if the person they want to “thief a wine” on decides to involve the police. When asked about unsolicited gyrating, Michael Jackman stated that it is an assault to touch someone without their consent.

“Any physical touching where there is no consent with one of the parties involved is in fact unlawful and can be deemed an assault.”

These actions came after Carnival 2017 ended with one murder in Port of Spain as well as shooting and stabbing incidents in Arima and Tunapuna at J’ouvert.

This announcement was made yesterday by Jackman during the weekly police briefing, at Police Headquarters, Port of Spain. He advised fete- goers that even police officers are briefed by their superiors before they are assigned to fetes, and are told that they cannot respond if they are being gyrated on while on duty, and especially in uniform. Our officers are instructed to show a great deal of restraint. Police division heads plan to ensure a full turnout of officers for Carnival 2018.

So all of you carnival attendees be careful and make you sure to ask before the dance!

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Pharrell, N.E.R.D, Fergie And Kevin Hart To Perform At NBA All Star Game

TheSource Feed - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 8:48am

This year’s NBA All Star weekend will have a GRAMMYs feel to it

The NBA announced Thursday that 11-time GRAMMY winner Pharrell and his hip-hop-rock band N.E.R.D will headline the halftime show at the 2018 NBA All-Star game in Los Angeles next month.

Fergie will sing “The Star-Spangled Banner” prior to tip-off. Canadian rockers Barenaked Ladies will perform the national anthem of their home country.

Hosting duties fall to none other than comedy superstar Kevin Hart, who is a four-time MVP and former coach of the NBA All-Star Celebrity Game.

The NBA’s All Star festivities will get underway on Friday, February 16th with the All-Star Celebrity Game (ESPN) followed by the Rising Stars Challenge on TNT. As always, the following night will include the Skills Challenge, 3-Point Contest and Slam Dunk Contest. The weekend concludes with the actual All-Star Game on Sunday, February 18th. Coverage is scheduled to begin at 7pm ET – the game will get underway around 8pm.

The NBA All-Star starters will be announced tonight at 6pm ET on TNT, prior to the Thursday night double-header featuring Sixers at Celtics and Timberwolves at Rockets.

11-time Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter, and producer @Pharrell and his hip hop-rock band @NERDarmy to perform at halftime of the 2018 #NBAAllStar Game! pic.twitter.com/x2Ui7wG0Kb

— 2018 NBA All-Star (@NBAAllStar) January 18, 2018

Comedian @KevinHart4real to take the All-Star stage for an exciting opening and an entertaining introduction of the All-Star teams at the 2018 #NBAAllStar game! pic.twitter.com/rVghLT4CuE

— 2018 NBA All-Star (@NBAAllStar) January 18, 2018

Eight-time Grammy Award winner @Fergie to perform the U.S. National Anthem prior to tip-off of the 2018 #NBAAllStar Game! pic.twitter.com/ybapnmlc2m

— 2018 NBA All-Star (@NBAAllStar) January 18, 2018

This year’s edition of the All-Star Game won’t be like those that came before it, as teams will be decided by captains from each conference picking rosters playground style. But when it comes to making sure it has big performers as part of the festivities, it’s cool that the NBA isn’t changing a thing.

 

 

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Breaking Barriers: Boston Bruins Honor Willie O’Ree

TheSource Feed - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 8:38am

On January 18, 1958, Willie O’Ree became the first Black man to play in a pro hockey game.

He skated onto the ice of the Montreal Forum, ordained in black and yellow, representing the Boston Bruins. Subsequently, Willie O’Ree was breaking the NHL‘s color barrier.

In fact, the Boston Bruins became the first team in the NHL to integrate their organization. During his debut, the Bruins shut out the Montreal Canadiens, winning 3-0. Although he didn’t score, he was grateful for the opportunity.

“It was the greatest thrill of my life. I’ll aways remember this day.”

Likewise, the Bruins and the city of Boston still celebrate that particular day 60 years later. Prior to the night’s festivities, Mayor Marty Walsh declared Jan. 18, 2018 to be “Willie O’Ree Day.” In addition, a newly constructed street hockey rink in  Allston-Brighton has been declared Willie O’Ree Rink. The celebration continued well into the pre-game.

“It was the media that gave me the name, “the Jackie Robinson of hockey,”” said O’Ree. “It makes me feel good.”

Ironically O’Ree, recalls meeting Robinson at the age of 14. Nine years later he would go on to blaze his own path in the world of hockey:

“When I was 14, I was playing baseball in my hometown (Fredericton, New Brunswick) and we won the championship. The reward was our team was taken to New York to see the Empire State Building and Radio City Music Hall. I met Mr. Robinson at Ebbets Field down in the dugout, shook hands with him. Told him that I not only played baseball but I played hockey. And he didn’t realize there were any black kids playing hockey at that time.”

Today, at the ripe age of 82, the Canadian native reflects on four goals and 10 assists in 45 games over parts of two NHL seasons. He spent a total of 21 years in pro hockey.

As he watched his former team dominate the Montreal Canadiens in a 4-1 victory, he uses his career to show, hockey is for everyone.

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Jada Pinkett-Smith Announces Launch Of Facebook Watch Series At Sundance Film Festival

TheSource Feed - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 8:21am

Announced at Sundance Film Festival, Jada Pinkett Smith will host a talk show on Facebook Watch called Red Table Talks with her daughter, Willow, and mother, Adrienne Banfield-Norris. Jada posted a video to share the news about the show!

Facebook Watch is a place to discover and enjoy shows on Facebook. Home to a wide range of shows – from scripted dramas to reality, comedy and live sports – Facebook Watch is a video platform where episodic content, community and conversation come together. This is a personalized viewing experience, where you can discover new series based on what your friends are watching, and catch up on the shows you follow. Facebook Watch is available for free on mobile apps across Apple and Android, on desktop, laptop and on TV apps listed here: https://videoapp.fb.com/. Discover more at https://www.facebook.com/watch.

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Omeeezy Chappo Releases New Visuals For ‘Chilling’

TheSource Feed - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 9:06pm

There’s a lot in store for Omeeezy Chappo in 2018. One month in, and he’s already heating it up with new music. ‘Chilling’ is the first single he has released from his highly anticipated mixtape ‘Street Pharmacist’.

The Chicago native who is known for his bass-bumpin’ rhymes, has performed with the likes of 2 Chainz, Migos, Lil Wayne and Tee Grizzly. This year it’s all eyes on him, but he’ll also be collaborating with some of the biggest names in the game.

The ‘Chilling’ visuals embody the song and the vibe Omeeezy Chappo is known for while giving viewers a taste of what is to be expected on his new project. ‘Street Pharmacist’ is a title that describes itself, however Omeeezy Chappo brings something different to the game with his no holds barred delivery and unapologetic truths on the game.

Get into Omeeezy Chappo’s ‘Chilling’ for more and be sure to keep up with him on social media, here.

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