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Steve Harvey’s New Show ‘Mancave’ on BET Announces Official Cast

TheSource Feed - Wed, 01/17/2018 - 1:23pm

If you’ve ever wondered what goes through a man’s mind, you’ll get the chance to find out tomorrow, January 18th as BET premieres its new show Mancave.

Executive produced by mogul and funny man Steve Harvey and series creator Jeff Johnson, the Man 12-episode series will feature a celebrity guest each episode where we get an uncensored look about what men talk about when the women aren’t around. Johnson will anchor the show and will be joined by comic and Black Jesus star Gerald “Slink” Johnson, record producer Marcos “Kosine” Palacios (1/2 of Da Internz) and heartthrob singer Tank.

This isn’t going to be another Sports Center; the men will discuss topics about sex, love, pop culture, entertainment and everything in between. Prepare yourselves for a no filter discussion with the viewpoints of black men each episode along with interviews and mental and physical challenges.

A female-free late-night show with four men coming from different worlds and have lots of opinions, Mancave will diffuse the male mind for the world to hear. Tune in tomorrow at 10:30 pm!

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Hennessy Collaborates with A$AP Ferg on Art, Music and Mixology [Watch]

TheSource Feed - Wed, 01/17/2018 - 1:12pm

Hennessy has tapped A$AP Ferg for a new collaboration for their Never Stop, Never Settle. series.

The collaboration, which officially launched Wednesday (Jan. 17) offers fans a limited-edition offering from rapper and painter A$AP Ferg, bringing together three of the artist’s passions: art, music and Cognac, the collab marks Hennessy’s latest creative collaboration centered around the notion of pushing the limits of one’s potential.

In addition to dropping artwork and a signature cocktail, the legendary Cognac and Harlem emcee have also dropped a new digital video for the Never Stop. Never Settle. detailing Ferg’s story from humble beginnings in Harlem to his rise within Hip-Hop and the powerhouse collective A$AP Mob.

In an exclusive statement to The Source, Ferg revealed how he felt about collaborating with such a staple in pop culture.

“Greatness comes and goes, inspiration plants the seeds in others, which are the things that live forever. I don’t strive to be great, I strive to be an inspiration for those who come after me. To lay down the blueprint for the next generation.”

Shot in Harlem, the video features Ferg sharing his unique creative process that’s established him as a master behind the mic, as well as in other endeavors, including painting. To commemorate the latest venture, Ferg dropped his latest single, “Family”, which serves as the background for the heartfelt video.

More than just music, Ferg discusses his passions while painting an image from his latest launch cover, Still Striving. The painting is inspired by his dedication to art and music and is filled with vibrant colors referencing his notion that colors can help to make the world brighter. In regards to his painting, Ferg revealed that his painting debut is more of a self-portrait.

“The painting is metaphoric of how I prepare to push the limits of potential and take on the world,” Ferg continued in the statement. “This picture of me tying my doo-rag reminds me of Rambo getting ready for combat.”

These same colors inspired the creation of the Hennessy Uptown, a new cocktail featuring Hennessy V.S.O.P Privilège exclusively available through premiere cocktail delivery service, Cocktail Courier. The Hennessy Uptown Inspired by A$AP Ferg Cocktail Kit includes ingredients to make eight Ferg-inspired cocktails and will be available for purchase beginning January 17th at CocktailCourier.com. The first 100 kits also include a limited-edition vinyl of Ferg’s “Family” track, housed in a custom record sleeve that depicts Ferg’s artwork.

For more information on A$AP Ferg’s Never stop. Never settle. journey and how to create his signature cocktail, visit Hennessy.com or Facebook.com/Hennessy.

Check out the track and video below.

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Famous Dex and A$AP Rocky Drop Visuals to “Pick It Up”

TheSource Feed - Wed, 01/17/2018 - 12:56pm

Chicago native Famous Dex has teamed up with A$AP Rocky deliver the visuals to their new single, “Pick It Up.”

Directed by AWGE/Hidji Films, the video follows Dex and A$AP through in a crazy flea market, surrounded with beautiful women and bootleg fashions.

 

The single, released back in October, is the first single from his new Dex Meets Dexter.

 

Currently sitting at #77 on the Billboard Hot 100, and with over 93 million total streams, this new single is the first hit of many sure to come from the rapper who’s had the internet buzzing since 2015. After his singles “Drip From My Walk” and “Hit Em Wit It.” went viral, Dex caught the attention of the A$AP collective, with Ferg and Rocky signing on for collabs for Dex’s upcoming album.

While we wait for Dex Meets Dexter to drop this spring, get into the new visuals for “Pick It Up” video below!

 

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Twitter Insists Their Employees Do Not Have Access To Your DMs

TheSource Feed - Wed, 01/17/2018 - 10:28am

Amid his quest to expose the probable power abuse behind employees of the Twitter social network, filmmaker and conservative advocate James O’Keefe published furtive footage on Monday (Jan. 15) where engineers of the platform claim hundreds of employees read every single post a user shares, including direct messages.

Twitter immediately debunked the claims saying the statements made by O’Keefe and his media company Project Veritas are certain in falsehood and severely fallacious.

Twitter engineer Clay Haynes is shown saying to a Project Veritas personality that there are hundreds of Twitter employees that have unrestricted access to users’ private data, in the footage. “There’s teams dedicated to it… at least, three or four hundred people,” said Haynes. “They’re paid to look at dick pics.”

Paid to look at…what? According to BuzzFeed, Twitter debunked the DM claim saying, “We do not proactively review DMs. Period,” a Twitter spokesman disputed. “A limited number of employees have access to such information, for legitimate work purposes, and we enforce strict access protocols for those employees.”

Despite the fact Twitter never revealed the number of the exact amount of employees who have access for users’ private data, a former senior employee told BuzzFeed that while O’Keefe’s claim was “technically accurate to a degree, but exaggerated for effect by drunk idiots.” In other words, the amount of employees who have access to the private data of users does not hit the hundreds. The former employee clarified only a small group of engineers have access and are only allowed to access the data when they receive reports in the nature of dangers such as harassment.

“We deplore the deceptive and underhanded tactics by which this footage was obtained and selectively edited to fit a pre-determined narrative,” Twitter announced last week. “Twitter is committed to enforcing our rules without bias and empowering every voice on our platform, in accordance with the Twitter Rules.”

O’Keefe’s video is a part of a series with his media company Project Veritas which is centered about a mission to investigate the ways and actions of Twitter. Just last week, he published footage of Twitter engineers admitting they were willing to assist with bum-rushing the account of President Trump for the sake of the Department of Justice. In response, Twitter denied the allowance by claiming it “only responds to valid legal requests, and does not share any user information with law enforcement without such a request.”

Well, it looks like Twitter has an abundance of monkeys on their back and may have to reconsider many their practices. With the aggressive use President Trump hoards on the platform, attention to the network’s algorithm and employees have skyrocketed as it has now become a legitimate place for politicians and government officials to say their “peace.”

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New BET Docuseries ‘Death Row Chronicles’ To Premiere In February

TheSource Feed - Wed, 01/17/2018 - 8:40am

Without a doubt, Death Row Records is one of the most notorious record labels in the history of hip-hop culture. Those who take heed to the narrative of one of the hip-hop genre’s most favored eras, the 90s, understand the magnitude behind elaborations about the treasured time frame.

BET has announced the identity of their latest docuseries Death Row Chronicles which is set to premiere next month, Feb. 20 at 10 p.m. (eastern time). Divided into two parts, the network annals into the iconic label’s journey with never before seen footage along with a pristine account from an individual who witnessed the 1996 Las Vegas murder of Tupac Shakur. The docuseries will set a focal point on the label’s said financial troubles, the position and influence of Suge Knight, and of course, the label’s downfall.

The preview of the reportedly six-bit series reveals the presence of once Death Row artists Kurupt, Michel’le, and even former Death Row security detail, Mob James McDonald, giving their own play by play angles on the Death Row Records experience. The series will also feature acted out scenes of the told legacy, with plays involving Eazy-E, Suge Knight, and many more key players.

Take a look at the faint preview for Death Row Chronicles, here.

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5 Reasons to Watch CW’s Black Lightning

TheSource Feed - Wed, 01/17/2018 - 8:31am

Words by Nick Slay

CW premiered DC’s first black superhero headliner to their already impressive lineup of action heroes from the comic universe this week.

Though not directly tied to the “Arrowverse,” Black Lightning joins a string of successful superhero shows (who fans arguably enjoy more than their movie counterparts) based around Green Arrow’s success which spawned The Flash, Legends of Tomorrow, and Supergirl. Although Black Lightning isn’t the network’s first black hero on the air for the shared universe, he is the first that is originally black and will play no one’s sidekick or teammate. We don’t know if he will join the crossovers that have made the other shows wildly popular, however with the amount of butt he kicked in his premiere episode he’ll definitely be able to hold his own.

Here are The Source‘s 5 Top Reasons to Watch:

  1. This isn’t a corny origin story requiring you watch the character become the hero. Black Lightning starts off 9 years after Jefferson Pierce retires his alter ego and hangs up his super suit. He becomes a hero of a different sort, Principal of a prep school called Garfield High School. In a very telling moment in dealing with crime in his community he feels he saved more lives in education than he ever did running the streets as costumed vigilante.

  2. He’s a super dad…literally. Following the comics Jefferson Pierce gives up a life of late night crime fighting to choose his family first. After a battle with his arch nemesis Tobias Whale goes sideways, his wife asks him to make a difficult choice, his family or the mission. We see his estranged wife Lynn giving him the blessings to dawn the blue suit once more to go save his daughters when gang violence erupts at his school. He chooses family first over super friends.

  3. It’s a family affair, (glancing over that obvious song pun) Pierce’s two daughters Anissa and Jennifer grow up to become the superheroes, “Thunder” and “Lightning” respectively. Sharing their dad’s meta-human DNA, Anissa can control her body’s density to become super strong while Jennifer is chip off of the ol’ block and has the same powers as her pops.

  4. Cress Williams’ version of Black Lightning isn’t just fighting crime in some made up DC city. He walks the tenuous tightrope of being a meta-human that can harness and control electricity, yet still being a Black man in America. Unlike his counterparts, i.e. The Flash or Batman he still has to navigate a world that doesn’t fully accept him on either front. While driving home he is pulled over then pulled out of his car, in front of his daughters for “fitting the description” of a suspect after a liquor store robbery by police. Then being forced to hold back the full magnitude of his powers after a racist cop taunts him.

  5. He’s not just fighting “the good fight” he’s fighting the real fight. Black Lightning major conflict isn’t a billionaire genius who’s out for world domination or guy in a green suit that likes to rob banks and leave riddles, he’s fighting a dangerous city gang called, “The 100” that has seized control of the city. By day and night he’s fighting black gang violence wearing 2 different faces. He struggles, but we ultimately respect him for it.

With Black Panther breaking box office numbers for Marvel, DC’s Black Lightning takes a refreshing look at the “Black Superhero.”

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Serena Williams: Postpartum Health Complications Made Me Stronger

TheSource Feed - Wed, 01/17/2018 - 8:29am

36-year-old tennis pro Serena Williams previously opened up about her postpartum health complications in her new cover story for Vogue, and on Monday, she took to Facebook to thank fans for their response.

“I didn’t expect that sharing our family’s story of Olympia’s birth and all of complications after giving birth would start such an outpouring of discussion from women — especially black women — who have faced similar complications and women whose problems go unaddressed,” the legendary athlete wrote.

Noting that black women are more than three times more likely than white women to die from pregnancy or childbirth-related causes, Williams said, “We have a lot of work to do as a nation, and I hope my story can inspire a conversation that gets us to close this gap.”

She added, “Let me be clear: EVERY mother, regardless of race, or background deserves to have a healthy pregnancy and childbirth. I personally want all women of all colors to have the best experience they can have.”

When I first saw this @voguemagazine cover it brought tears to my eyes. All Vogue covers are special but to share this one with my beautiful daughter @olympiaohanian also the youngest Vogue cover star makes it moment I will never forget. The article is a must read. Link in bio

A post shared by Serena Williams (@serenawilliams) on Jan 10, 2018 at 5:05am PST

Though her own issues, which included an emergency C-section and postpartum blood clots, were definitely scary, Williams is grateful to have faced the adversity head-on.

“My personal experience was not great but it was MY experience and I’m happy it happened to me,” she wrote. “It made me stronger and it made me appreciate women — both women with and without kids — even more. We are powerful!!!”

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Kanye and Kim Turn Down Millions for Pics Of New Born Baby

TheSource Feed - Wed, 01/17/2018 - 8:16am

The Wests want to keep the privacy of their third child, for now. According to TMZ, the couple opted to turn down multi-million dollar deal offers, for pictures of their baby girl. Kanye and Kim Kardashian-West welcomed their third child into the world via surrogate, on Monday, Jan. 15, at Cedars-Sinai. The mother of three took to twitter to break the news.

She's here. https://t.co/oVg6se6VeQ

— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) January 16, 2018

Sources say that Kim was present throughout the birthing, while Kanye waited behind the hospital curtain before holding his second daughter in his arms. Kim, 37, was the first of the two parents to make contact with the baby.

The parents of three did not entertain any offers for pictures of their new- born. A plethora of publishing companies, websites and magazines threw all types of 7 figure dollar deals to the Wests for months, but to no avail. The Wests opted to remain discrete until further notice. This is not a strange matter. This is family business. The parents of now three did the same for their first two children, North, 4 and Saint, 2. The world did not see pictures until months after they were born. There has been no word on any names yet.

A day after his daughter was born, the “Jesus Walks,” rapper was spotted walking into his Calabasas studio. Kanye, 40, is supposedly working on his new album. Many are anticipating some new music from Pablo. Until then, congrats to the Wests on their new baby girl.

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Bitcoin Plummets Below $10K, Loses Half Of Its Value

TheSource Feed - Wed, 01/17/2018 - 8:03am

Bitcoin slid to $10,000 on Wednesday for the first time since Dec. 1, leaving the cryptocurrency down by close to half from its peak hit last month.

Bitcoin, the largest and most prominent cryptocurrency, fell more than 11 percent to hit $10,000 on the Luxembourg-based Bitstamp exchange, amid worries about a regulatory clampdown.

The cryptocurrency touched a peak of almost $20,000 in December and indeed crossed over that threshold on some exchanges – but has since been roiled by several large sell-offs.

Bitcoin’s slide triggered a selloff across the broader cryptocurrency market, with biggest rival Ethereum down 23 percent on the day at one point, according to trade website Coinmarketcap and the next biggest, Ripple, plunging by as much as a third.

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Today In Hip Hop History: Nas’ Debut Album ‘Illmatic’ Certified Gold By RIAA 22 Years Ago

TheSource Feed - Wed, 01/17/2018 - 7:50am

On this date in 1996, the Recording Industry Association of America tallied up the sales of Nas‘ debut album, Illmatic, granting the album gold status less than two years after it’s highly anticipated release.

By the time of this certification, Esco was already prepped to drop his sophomore LP, It Was Written, which was expected to receive similar accolades like its predecessor and actually received more commercial success than Illmatic.

The all-star production team(Pete Rock, Q-Tip, Premier) coupled with the likes of Nas’ unparalleled lyrical ability would only produce such a timeless piece of Hip Hop history.

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Kendrick Lamar and TDE Eyeballing New Publishing Deal Worth Over $20 Million

TheSource Feed - Wed, 01/17/2018 - 7:36am

Approximately seven years ago, Kendrick Lamar signed with Warner/Chappell Music and has since become one of the publishing company’s most explosive famed acts. His deal with the publisher will soon expire, and now, new publishing deal offers are coming at him from all different directions at attractive monetary volumes.

According to Billboard, Top Dawg Entertainment, Lamar’s management company is reportedly contemplating on offers ranging between $20 million and 40 million. K. dot’s rights alone may demand just $20 million. One prospect publisher has offered $28 million, while another proposed $23 million, offering $11 million upon signing. While the value is dependent on the scheme of the deal, most of the offers are aiming to receive Lamar’s full catalog. The terms TDE stand on are reportedly not official as of yet.

Kendrick who is up for seven Grammy Awards this year, mostly due to his widely accepted fourth studio album DAMN, sold 1.13 million units along with 2.63 million track sales last year, according to Nielsen Music. As for Lamar’s album consumption units, he is looking at 4.135 units. Throughout his career, the “DNA” rapper has generated over 9.5 million album sales. Figuratively impressive.

 

 

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Source Exclusive: Brittni Mealy Talks Collaboration with Jerrika Karlae, Unicorn Universe & Branching Out Into The Tech World

TheSource Feed - Wed, 01/17/2018 - 4:26am

Recently launching her fur collection, Furgo, in collaboration with Jerrika Karlae and coming up on the one year anniversary of Unicorn Universe, Brittni Mealy shares some insight into the life of a thriving entrepreneur who is juggling multiple ventures and building a successful online presence — all while maintaining her Life of Brittni app that has garnered the support of Karen Civil, Tammy Rivera, Erica Mena, and YFN Lucci to name a few.

We caught up with Brittni to get the exclusive on the root of the ideas behind Unicorn Universe and Furgo, some of the failures that turned into her biggest lessons towards success, and some valuable advice that any Girl Boss would want to hear.

How did this collaboration come about with Jerrika to create Furgo?

Jerrika and I have been knowing each other for awhile now. Everybody gets this misconception that we just wanted to do something because the boys [Future and Young Thug] collaborated on a project. When really we hung out before they started hanging out. We’ve always been in contact and always been cool. We’re both girly girls and just like fashion and looking cute.

She hit me up one day and said Britt I think we should do these fur jackets. I thought it was a dope idea! We just put our heads together and the unique thing is that we’re both Virgos. So somehow I wanted people to know that fun fact through our company name. We started brainstorming out loud and after a few stabs at it we came up with Furgo and got super excited about that!

What was the root of the idea behind Unicorn Universe? What does it represent?

I always called myself a unicorn. I always tell people how I have had this faded unicorn tattoo on my finger for so long before everyone got on this unicorn wave and even before I started wearing colored hair I always called myself a unicorn. Then I noticed my followers and fans started commenting unicorns under my pictures and everyone else started to identify me as a unicorn. Then I realized that this was something that I could monetize but how could I incorporate it with fashion since I love fashion. Ideas just started coming to me and I came up with Unicorn Universe. There are two sections on the site — one is ‘Unicorn Faves’ which is clothes that I source. The other section is ‘Originals’ which are things I get manufactured from scratch where as if you don’t get it from me you won’t be able to get it anywhere else.

With so many online boutiques and social media brands, what techniques and marketing strategies have you found to be highly successful for you to get your brand name out there and selling your product?

I don’t have a particular go-to marketing strategy but what I have noticed with Unicorn Universe is that it grew a lot faster when I started using my face as the brand. Previously, I didn’t want people to know that my brand was my brand. I just wanted people to love it so much that they became super curious and actually wondered who was behind the brand.

And me becoming the face of my brand wasn’t even intentional but so many people used to yell at me about how much I need to wear my own brand and how crazy it was that people look up to me as a fashion inspiration and then when I post what I’m wearing on Instagram none of it is actually what I sell. But that just wasn’t the approach I had in mind at the time.

Then it just happened that at the last shoot I had a model came and didn’t really know what she was doing — even after I specified that it was a paid shoot for an experienced model. I payed her and thanked her for her services and at that point I decided I was going to do it for myself since I know exactly what I wanted, how I wanted the poses to be, and what I wanted it to look like. Then it all came together that if I want people to buy into my brand then they are going to want to see me in it.

I don’t consider myself a model because I wouldn’t do it for anybody else’s brand but it works for me. Failure is important. There is no manual to being an entrepreneur. There’s no blueprint. Business is trial and error and modeling for my brand is working for me.

What is your advice to women who feel like finances is what’s holding them back from starting a brand? 

Start with what you have. Do what you can with what you have. That’s why it’s called brand development. Your brand will develop. Your brand is not meant to be perfect the exact same day you start.

Take it one step at a time. Get your website done. Invest in your marketing plan. We’re in 2018. You don’t have to be rich to start a business. Just start.

If you start a business, how much time should you allocate to it before you consider it a failure or a loss of money? 

Most businesses I’ve started have made money in the first couple of weeks. I’ve been blessed and never had a business where I had to slow grind it out. But a piece of advice I do have for that question is — don’t put all your eggs in one basket especially if you have no experience in the field.

For instance, with Unicorn Universe I wanted to start manufacturing the first day. But I rethought it and started small. That’s why it’s called a small business. You don’t start a business and become a corporation the first day. But now I’ve gained experience, witnessed what did and didn’t work and now I manufacture.

Can you share some mistakes you’ve made on your entrepreneurial journey that you have now learned from and that other women could learn from as well?

When you say you want to do a business you have to really ask yourself, “Do I really want to a business?” — not just do I like the idea of a business. Do you just like the idea of saying you’re a boss? Because you’re going to get what you put in, and you’re going to have to put in the day to day leg work and these may be duties that you feel like are beneath you that you may have not realized is apart of having a successful business. It’s not cute. It’s not glamorous. It looks cute on Instagram but it’s a lot of work on top of maintaining a personal life and being a mother if you have children. So that’s the first question that should be asked. Do I really want to start a business or do I just like the idea of it? From there you have to be consistent and work at it every single day.

But something that’s personal for me and something that I’m learning but also probably something that all girls have went through or will go through is getting caught up in men so much that we put our business on the back burner. You don’t see guys stopping what they’re doing for us. If they have business to do, we can tag along but the show will go on by any means. We’re always so willing to stop what we’re doing or reschedule important things when really we just have to learn to balance as businesswomen. Opportunity may come up that may never come again and you might have to turn down a date or baecation but your business is like a baby so it needs to be tended to properly. It’s not something you can choose to do on Monday and Wednesday or whenever you feel like it. Weekends, late nights, literally every single day you should be putting in the necessary work.

What helps you stay in your own lane and not compare or compete with everyone else you see on social media? 

I feel like every girl is in their own lane because no one can be you. But when I created my app, I wanted something that no other person had. I wanted it to be something that girls could identify with daily or a one stop shop for millennials — fashion, beauty, lifestyle and a diary with personal things that have happened to me because things don’t always go my way because believe it or not I’m human too. So when I did the app I knew that would create my own lane.

As far as Unicorn Universe, it’s so personal to me. It’s me from the inside out. It’s me in a brand form. That in itself, is me in my own lane.

Top 3 artists on your playlist?

As for this week, I’ve been listening to Quavo and Travis Scott’s Huncho Jack project. Oh, and Trippie Redd.

Do you plan to branch out into other things besides fashion? Any ultimate goals beyond Unicorn Universe? 

Fashion is my passion, but my app is really important because it explores the tech side in which I want to explore more of. I’ve also taken a few acting classes because I eventually want to get into acting but I’ve learned as an entrepreneur you have so many ideas and they can all be great ideas but you have to focus on one until it has maximized to it’s fullest potential. But eventually I want to pursue acting, tech, and of course continue my pursuits in fashion.

Check out the Furgo fur collection here and pieces from Unicorn Universe here.

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Wyclef Jean has been ordered to pay nearly half a million dollars over foreclosed home in Miami

TheSource Feed - Wed, 01/17/2018 - 4:22am

“Someone please call 911″…

A Florida judge has ordered Wyclef Jean to pay $484,554.90 due to a year long battle after losing his home due to foreclosure.

According to Blast, back in 2008, Wyclef was sued for defaulting on his mortgage for a Miami home he bought but had yet to be finished. The judge ordered the home to be sold off at a foreclosure auction and hit Wyclef with a $2.4 million judgment. After selling his property to a third party for $1.6 million, it left a deficiency of $824,000 owed by the rapper. Moving forward, Mr. Jean signed an agreement with one of the plaintiffs in the lawsuit, The Cruz Family Irrevocable Trust, to pay them a total of $350,000. He was expected to make monthly installments in 2015, until the balance was paid off, but failed to do so.

Court documents stated that Wyclef allegedly gave The Cruz Family the run around and never made a single payment. The Cruz Family went back to court recently, to request that the judge sign off on a final judgment against Wyclef and the $350k that he owes, plus interest. Unfortunately things didn’t work out in Jean’s favor. The judge sided with the Cruz family, ordering Wyclef to pay the entire balance with interest, which came to a total of $484,554.90.

Documents have also been filed in New Jersey to begin seizing his assets in order to collect the money owed.

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Nelly admits to having consensual sex with the woman accusing him of rape

TheSource Feed - Wed, 01/17/2018 - 4:18am

Rapper Nelly and his sexual assault case was thought to be put to rest, after his accuser Monique Greene refused to testify in court.

Well new information has come to the surface, when Nelly admitted to having consensual sex with the woman on his tour bus. According to The Jasmine Brand, Nelly and Monique have two different stories about the events that took place that night.

“In the police documents, both Nelly and Monique have different accounts of what allegedly happened the evening of the incident. In docs, Nelly (who is in a relationship with Platinum life reality star Shantel Jackson) is said to have told police that they had consensual, oral and vaginal sex. He says that Greene removed her own clothing and that he did not use a condom. The 43- year old artist says that he did not ejaculate. He claimed that the woman only got upset because she thought he was involved with one of his dancers, who was also on the bus at the time.”

The way Monique remembered things was a lot different. She is claiming that Nelly forcefully removed her pants and threw her onto the bed saying “you’re gonna take this d***” and when he was finished, he ejaculated inside of her and on her person. She also added that Nelly then offered her 2,500 in cash to remain on the bus until their next stop.

Nelly’s camp is planning to sue Greene for damages. There are no further updates on the rappers relationship with Ms. Jackson or which direction the case is headed. The story is still developing; stay tuned.

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Diddy Donates $200K to Help Improve Maternal Healthcare in Uganda

TheSource Feed - Wed, 01/17/2018 - 4:06am

The power player lends a helping hand to those in need in Budondo, Uganda.

According to Rolling Stone, on January 16, hip-hop mogul Sean”Diddy” Combs announced that he will be donating a generous amount of $200,000 to the Suubi “Hope” Health Center in Uganda. Diddy told Rolling Stone,

“I’ve always said my purpose is to inspire and empower the next generation to become great leaders – and to honor their hustle along the way. In addition to passing the torch to French, I’m showing my support for the work he is doing in Uganda.”

A healthcare initiative launched by French Montana after the filming of his music video “Unforgettable,” the initiative is a partnership with non-profits Mama Hope and Global Citizen, which caters to improving women’s maternity healthcare. This includes, “building out the maternal healthcare facilities – a prenatal care clinic, a birth house, a new ambulance and more.” In Diddy’s PSA for Mama Hope, he states,

“It’s important to give back, it’s important to be an agent of change. That’s a core part of being down with the Bad Boy family.”

Diddy has donated $100,000 through Ciroc French Vanilla, and is planning to match the donation with his own personal gift of $100,000. He joins French Montana and The Weeknd, who have each donated $100,000 to the Mama Hope organization.

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LeBron James And The Cleveland Cavaliers Continues To Be No Match For The Golden State Warriors

TheSource Feed - Wed, 01/17/2018 - 3:59am

It might be time for LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers to understand, they can’t beat the Golden State Warriors.

After Monday night’s 118-108 victory over the Cavaliers, The Warriors have now won 6 of their last 7 match-ups and all have been in convincing fashion.

If the Cavs are fortunate enough to reach a fourth straight Finals, odds are good that they would face the Warriors for a fourth straight time. If so, what makes anyone who has watched Durant’s Warriors play LeBron James’ Cavs — particularly in the two match-ups this season — think the outcome will be any different than in the previous postseason?

The Cavs will need to work extremely hard and play at a high level just to be in position to win one game; four victories in a seven-game stretch doesn’t seem possible unless the Warriors were to have suffered serious injuries.

LeBron James Needs Help

The Cavaliers roster is flawed.

Isaiah Thomas might be a professional scorer, but he’ll need to put in 35 points to make up for the amount he, at 5-foot-9, gives up on the other end. The Cavs’ wings — Jae Crowder, Kyle Korver, Jeff Green, and J.R. Smith — don’t come close to matching up with the Warriors’ and at times, they looked unplayable on their own volition.

And while Dwayne Wade might be a Hall of Famer, the truth is that he’s a bit role player on a team that desperately needs another superstar to pair with LeBron. Kevin Love isn’t going to get it done as a sidekick.

Maybe if the Cavs trade the Nets first round pick they acquired in exchange for Kyrie Irving this summer, they can land that much-needed second star, but how many teams are going to want to help out the Cavaliers.

All signs points to the end of the Cavaliers being the a rival to the Warriors. Another 4-1 Finals lost will cement that statement.

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Tyler The Creator & Bootsy Collins Team Up With Kali Uchis On “After The Storm”

TheSource Feed - Wed, 01/17/2018 - 12:26am

Kali Uchis recruits Tyler The Creator and Bootsy Collins for “After The Storm”. Produced by BADBADNOTGOOD, the soulful track is from Kali Uchis’ forthcoming album and from the looks of it, it might be wort the wait.

Uchis kicks off the song setting the tone for Tyler The Creator to carry on the vibe with a funk-inspired influence provided by the Bootsy Collins can be felt throughout the track.

This isn’t the first time the Uchis has worked with Tyler and Collins. The Colombia native sang on Tyler’s Flower Boy album and collaborated with Collins on his latest project as well World Wide Funk.

Peep the song below.

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It’s A Girl! Kim Kardashian And Kanye West Welcome Their Third Baby

TheSource Feed - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 9:17pm

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have welcomed their third child.

Their surrogate gave birth to a ‘healthy’ baby girl at 12:47am on January 15 weighing 7lb 6oz., which wasn’t announced until the following day. They have not yet revealed the name of their daughter.

The 37-year-old new mother announced the news in a message on her website titled, “She’s here! We’re so in love.”

She wrote,

“Kanye and I are happy to announce the arrival of our healthy, beautiful baby girl.”

“We are incredibly grateful to our surrogate who made our dreams come true with the greatest gift one could give and to our wonderful doctors and nurses for their special care,” Kardashian announced on her app on Tuesday, January 16.

The KKW Beauty mogul, 37, confirmed she was expecting her third bundle of joy with the “Gold Digger” performer, 40, in a trailer for the Keeping Up With the Kardashian’s 14th season in September 2017. In the heartwarming clip, she FaceTimed with her sister Khloé Kardashian when she revealed the happy news. “What happens every time I say, ‘Guess what?’” Kim asked, to which Khloé answered, “The person’s pregnant.” Kim gushed, “We’re having a baby!”

Kim went on to say the couple were having a difficult time of selecting a name for their baby girl. “It’s so hard,” she told the 59-year-old host. “I do like different names, but short, easy to spell, one syllable. That’s kind of my vibe.”

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MySpace in 2018: A Visit to The Graveyard of Our Youth

TheSource Feed - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 7:07pm

Words By Zoe Zorka

As America’s social and political climate continues to become more and more fractured by the day, nowhere is this more evident than on social media. Once an innovative platform for friends and family to connect, Facebook, Twitter, and even Instagram have become the new battleground for the first cyberwar.

One can’t help but yearn for the days of old- when the biggest controversy was who was in your Top 8, when you were judged not based on what media outlets you followed, but by your profile song, and angst was expressed in short blog posts against a hyperblinding, visually assaulting HTML background.

But alas, time waits for no man. Or woman. (Or nongender and/or gender-fluid individuals.)

The MySpace we all knew and loved (and sometimes loved to hate) is gone, and much like a middle age beauty queen sitting alone at a bar waiting to be noticed, what’s left in its place it but a shell of its former HTML-coded sparkly glory.

Armed with little more than a password that hasn’t changed in a decade and a MacBook that’s still under warranty, I ventured into the desolate graveyard of MySpace to see if there might be any signs of life on the once-great social media behemoth.

Upon logging in, the first thing that I noticed was that there was nothing about me to be found on the home screen. The dull, grid-like structure featured little more than recycled pop culture and celebrity news, appearing much like Yahoo’s version of Nordstrom Rack. The generic Google ads Interspersed throughout didn’t even appear to be trying. An ad for Office Max sat idly next to a story about the Bonaroo lineup, almost as if the Google algorithm knew that placement on the site was a fruitless endeavor.

The sidebar navigation was only slightly better than the first WordPress site that I build in high school with categories for “featured,” “music,” “videos,” and “people” parsing out secondary source content.

Finally, I saw the “You,” which I assumed meant me. Or a blank slate of who I could be if I cared enough to posts a 1024-character status update. Gone were all of my former posts, my music selections, my mini-blogs, and any sign of who I once was.

Some photos were still available in my stream, but only those from late 2007 on.

In 2013, MySpace apparently migrated from “classic MySpace” to its current state of apathy. As I scrolled through old albums filled with an abundance of self-tanner and questionable fashion choices (you may have forgotten your Ed Hardy phase, but MySpcace hasn’t), the whole thing felt deeply impersonal- as if I was just looking at an old Shutterfly album, not the place where I used to come to express myself when I was too shy to talk to people in person.

After dodging the random pop-up ads with the dexterity that Roy Moore dodges fathers in a Forever 21 store, I managed to click on my profile, which by this point was stripped of the pink Coach logo background I last put up in 2009. In its place was a background featuring a rusted trailer surrounded by haze, haphazardly parked in what appears to be the California mountains.

The only thing left were six of my Top 8 friends: my sister, ex-boyfriend, and a handful of random people I used to know forever immortalized in my digital archives, frozen in time as the 2008 version of myself remain trapped in time, unaware that in ten years this would be the benchmark that measured the evolution (or devolution) of our digital society.

I contemplated deleting my account, but couldn’t bring myself to do it. But I did say a quick prayer and RIP to my youth- and vowed to find all of my Ed Hardy and burn it.

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Pastor Jamal Bryant’s Call to Action Silenced by Instagram ?

TheSource Feed - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 6:57pm

H&M is at the center of a firestorm as their “Coolest Monkey in the Jungle” ad sparked outrage across the country and around the world. Subsequently, The Weeknd and G-Eazy have severed ties with the Swedish based retailer. Many took to social media to vent their frustration via Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

Social media has become a platform for all people to share opinions and engage in conversation. Yet, Pastor Jamal Bryant feels he was unfairly silenced by Instagram.

Upon discovering the controversial ad, he took to formally issue the following call to action:

Every person who is  of  conscious, no matter what your color  should boycott H&M because they do not appreciate our dollar and do not think highly enough of us to put us on their board of directors #boycotthandm 

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The end …… of H&M #boycotth&mWe do not own the rights to this music……..

Posted by Xcel Radio on Monday, January 8, 2018

Seeming to strike a chord with like-minded people, he says within an hour: 4000 people had agreed. On the contrary, Pastor Bryant  says within the same hour  his post was flagged by Instagram and subsequently deleted. In addition he received the following notice from Instagram: “We have taken the liberty to delete your post because it does not promote harmony.”

If the aforementioned information is true, we need answers.

Let’s ask Instagram (who is an newly acquired entity of Facebook) one simple question: In what ways does this post not promote harmony? The objective of the post appears to call people to action, unify and organize people behind the common cause of combating racism in the modern world. There is no threat of violence. There may be some form of incitement but it only calls for people of conscious thought to boycott a business on the basis that they are deeply offended. Is uniting people regardless of color, to fight a timeless social issue not considered harmonious?

If Instagram chooses to silence this type of social action they are part of the problem. This type of selective silence is what has allowed racism to survive and thrive well into modern society. Hence, in 2018 racism is still a problem.

 

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