"Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order" Trailer Highlights A New Hero

Star Wars and Respawn Entertainment are working together, which is a great thing. Respawn is the company behind Titanfall and Apex Legends, two highly addicting games. Although both those games are first-person shooters, Respawn is switching gears for their next release. Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is an action-adventure RPG, and after teasing the project on Twitter, an ficial trailer has been released for the game online. 

The first trailer for the Respawn developed, EA backed game looks promising. The trailer follows a mysterious hero who is living in hiding after the events  Revenge the Sith. After the Clone Troopers murder the majority Jedis in the universe, the protagonist the game reverts to living a normal life. He appears to be succeeding at staying undercover until he uses his control over the force to save a co-worker from certain death. That’s when things get complicated, and the trailer dives into an adventure. Emperor Palpatine, who will be appearing in the upcoming Rise Of Skywalker film, also makes a cameo in Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order. The boss villain is making one powerful comeback in the Star Wars universe. Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order launches on November 15th but gamers can pre-order the title here

George Zimmerman Kicked Off Tinder For Posing Under Fake Identity

In what has to be the least expected update concerning George Zimmerman’s civil status, Creative Loafing is reporting that he’s been given the boot by popular online dating platform Tinder for operating under a fake name.

Zimmerman was famously acquitted murdering Trayvon Martin, causing him to become a virtual “enemy the state” for taking his civic duties to a whole other level bigotry. The Tampa-based periodical claims that Zimmerman listed “himself” on Tinder as a self-employed consultant seeking quote-unquote “carefree fun,” as well as a partner to share in his love  camping and outdoorsy activities.

George Zimmerman Kicked Off Tinder For Posing Under Fake Identity 

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“At Tinder, we take our users’ safety very seriously and our team has removed this prile from our platform,” a spokesperson for Tinder told the Washington Post once the news had come to light. “We utilize a network industry-leading automated and manual moderation and review tools, systems and processes — and spend millions dollars annually to prevent, monitor and remove bad actors who have violated our Community terms and guidelines.”

It’s not readily known whether the false identity Zimmerman created on Tinder had any effect on the dating pool within his geo-network. A similar situation occurred late last year when Bumble forced him f their platform as well, citing the same old ruse a false identity. I gather it’s pretty hard to get a date when most people know you as a cold-blooded murderer, and rightly so.

The Essential "Wake & Bake Playlist" For All Your 420 Needs

The ancient wisdom bunning weed isn’t lost on the hip-hop faithful, and thankfully so. Every 420, the ardent smokers within our community become shamans for one-day-only. This year’s 420 falls on a day rest, giving way to a ritual countdown free paranoia. Free the rush-rush e-mails you might encounter during a weekday. Just a whole lot weed smoke in the general atmosphere, equating to a welcome confusion sorts, will all the intermingling strains we’ve been introduced in the dawn “boutique ganja.”

The beauty 420 is that it doesn’t require you to fly f to Amsterdam or book a fancy ticket to the “Cannabis Cup” just to get in on the dynamism. Once you get your hands on the plug, you’re but a few steps away from realizing your ideal 420 experience. That’s where our Wake & Bake Playlist comes into play in rounding out the goodness.

This year’s Spotify submission retains much the irrevokable material from past issuances (this is our 3rd-year serving this public need). Songs like Wiz Khalifa‘s “Mezmorized” and Red & Meth’s “How High” have become 420 standards, and hence they take valuable real estate on our Wake & Bake list. Several new additions to the yearly mix have come to pass, by artists like Mick Jenkins, Rico Nasty, Lil Baby and Valee. Hip-hop and rolling up go hand in hand, so why do without either precept.

So before so set up shop in a comfortable locale, give us your thoughts on our Wake & Bake picks, and tell us, what’s strain are you going with this weekend? Happy 420, be safe.

 

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The Essential "Wake & Bake Playlist" For All Your 420 Needs

Rick Ross Gets Nipsey Hussle’s Face Placed On His Elevator Doors

Nipsey Hussle carried around positive energy everywhere he went and you can see that from the way people have been reacting to his death. At the young age 33, Hussle was shot dead in front his shop on Crenshaw and Slauson, which is where he grew up. The majority the hip-hop world has been grieving his loss with OGs and newcomers alike feeling horrible for his family and friends. Rick Ross previously showed f his new tattoo, which honors the late Nipsey Hussle but that’s not the only way that the Florida icon plans to keep his legacy alive.

While this may not be as permanent as the marking on his skin, Rick Ross will have a constant reminder Nipsey Hussle every time he travels between floors in his house because the outside his elevator doors has a picture the rapper plastered on them. He showed f the new decoration on his Snapchat page, telling his fans that the Marathon continues. 

Rick Ross hasn’t been alone in fering daily reminders Nipsey Hussle’s legacy online. T.I., The Game, and YG have all been contributing to the cause, posting regular photos their homie to keep him fresh in everybody’s minds. Take a look at Rozay’s latest tribute below.

Ja Rule Destroys 50 Cent: "A Cancer To The Culture & Our People"

50 Cent and Ja Rule will never make peace. That much has become clear over the years. Their feud dates back to last decade with the two becoming mortal enemies somewhere along the way. In the last few years, 50 Cent has had a lot ammo on Ja with the Fyre Festival nonsense but he’s strayed far away from that scam, buying hundreds tickets to the rapper’s concert so that much the venue would be empty. 50 Cent is petty as hell and he’s shown no signs stopping. As for his differences with Ja Rule, the “I’m Real” artist has no intentions ever making nice with Curtis. He reiterated that today.

Rule posted a video on his socials about the liberation black people, insisting that that’s something that 50 Cent could not care any less about. “THIS is why me and 50 will NEVER co exist he’s a parasite a cancer to the culture and our ppl,” wrote Ja. “He comes out with music takes shots at me Kanye etc. comes out with liquor takes shots at Diddy comes out with his show takes shots at Taraji always downing his own ppl… always running his fucking yuk mouth until the smoke gets thick then you wanna make anonymous calls to the Feds and NYPD talking about you scared for your life.”

Ja Rule Destroys 50 Cent: "A Cancer To The Culture & Our People"
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Of course, Ja is referring to when 50 Cent considered suing the state New York after learning that an NYPD ficer told his crew to shoot him “on sight.” Ja continued: “Then when the minister called for both us to sit with him for hip hop unity you gave this man your ass to kiss complete definition a SUCKER… I’m saying all this to say I will not be engaging in any more back and forth with this goy ass n***er Curtis Ratson!!! #BootlickingkneekissingC**N#cloutchasingclown you can have all the money in the world can’t buy class…”

In the past, Ja Rule has said that he was done engaging in any back and forth with his rival, but then this came to be. Are you tired this feud or do you still find it entertaining?

Chris Brown Fans Argue With Beyoncé’s Beyhive That He’s A Better Artist

Most the time, there is no use arguing about somebody being a more talented artist than somebody else. It’s like comparing athletes. Will there ever be an answer as to who is the best between Michael Jordan, LeBron James, and Kobe Bryant? No, and there won’t be a winner in the music world either. Each artist contributes something different to the world and that’s what we love so much about the art form they represent. Beyoncé and Chris Brown are both insanely talented individuals. Both them are experienced singers, dancers, actors, and more. They have proven themselves time and time again but that doesn’t mean it’s appropriate for them to be compared. After the release her Homecoming documentary, Beyoncé fans have been raving about the project for days on social media. Chris Brown’s loyal following decided to chime in and rain on her parade though, arguing that Chris is a better overall performer.

Chris Brown Fans Argue With Beyoncé's Beyhive That He's A Better Artist
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While we can’t speak for all Breezy fans, some have been acting up on Twitter, responding to Bey’s following that despite the fact that she had one the most iconic performances in Coachella history, Chris Brown can flip and that’s more impressive. Brown is one the most established artists his generation and he puts on a hell a show. So does Beyoncé. Just because we’ve never seen Bey pull a flip on stage, that doesn’t mean that CB is better. Just sayin’.

Both artists have had stellar weeks with the release Beyoncé’s new documentary and Chris Brown’s fresh single. What are your thoughts on this debate? Do you think one can justifiably be considered better than the other?

DJ Khaled’s Days Of Summer Cruise Announces Line-Up; Post Malone, Soulja Boy, Cardi B & More

DJ Khaled‘s anticipated 2019 Days Of Summer Cruise Fest has been in the works for some time now since Post Malone and Cardi B were the first headliners announced back in February. Now just two months later (as the weather has made itself cruise ready) the full list acts set to jump on board has been announced and it’s enough to make you cancel any plans between June 28th and July 1st, to grab a ticket and join the ride.

DJ Khaled's Days Of Summer Cruise Announces Line-Up; Post Malone, Soulja Boy, Cardi B & More
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City Girls, DaBaby, Soulja Boy, Def Loaf, Lil Nas X, Pardison Fontaine, Murda Beatz, Kent Jones, Tay Money and Tyla Yaweh will all be joining DJ Khaled, Post Maone and course Cardi B for one the biggest boat parties the open sea has ever seen. 

Even more,  Waka Flocka, Flipp Dinero and special guests will be performing the beach Half Moon Cay for guests to enjoy the musical selection with their feet planted on the ground. 

The cruise will pick up all attendees in Miami, head to the Bahamas and head right back. Head to the ficial site to book your cruise or to simply get more information. 

DJ Khaled's Days Of Summer Cruise Announces Line-Up; Post Malone, Soulja Boy, Cardi B & More

Kodak Black Arrested on Weapons and Drugs Charges

Kodak Black is behind bars.

The 21-year-old rapper was arrested at the United States-Canada border on weapons and drugs charges on Wednesday night (April 17). According to New York State Police ( USA Today), Black (whose real name is Bill Kapri) was charged with criminal possession of a weapon and unlawful possession of marijuana after he and three other men tried to enter the U.S. the Lewiston-Queenston Bridge.

Police reportedly found marijuana and a Glock 9mm pistol in a Cadillac Escalade driven by Kapri. They also found two loaded handguns and a third in the trunk of a Porsche, driven by one of his associates.

“During the initial inspection, the U.S. citizens admitted to being in possession of marijuana and firearms,” said a CBP spokesperson. “During a secondary inspection, it was revealed that the weapons were possessed unlawfully in New York State and subsequently the marijuana, firearms and subjects were turned over to the New York State Police for further processing.”

In addition to Kapri, three other men face charges: Stetson President, 24, and Madarrow Smith, 20, for criminal possession of a weapon; and Jeantony Saintmelus, 22, for criminal possession of a weapon and unlawful possession of marijuana.

Earlier in the day, Kapri mysteriously canceled two concerts at the House of Blues in Boston. After he failed to show up, the venue released a statement announcing that both shows were being postponed “due to unforeseen circumstances.”

The rapper, who has been in the headlines for his disrespectful comments about Lauren London, is still in custody and being held on a $20,000 cash bond or $40,000 bond. A court date is scheduled for next month.

UPDATE: Kodak Black has been released from custody after posting $20,000 bail. He hid his face with a fan of cash as he exited the jail on Thursday afternoon.

Chrissy Teigen Calls Laura Ingraham A "White Supremacists" After Time’s 100 List Shade

Laura Ingraham is just digging herself a deeper hole as she somehow still has her job at Fox despite her inappropriate laughter during the report Nipsey Hussle‘s memorial. The news anchor has already been called out by Torey LanezMichael Rapaport as well as Justin Bieber and now she’s being called out by Chrissy Teigen for another reason.  

Laura reported on Time’s 100 Most Influential People list and shaded Chrissy for getting a spot on the list. “Teigen] was chosen, according to her prile, because ‘all her life Chrissy Teigen has liked to eat. She’s not shy about that—or anything else really,’” Laurea said. “Well that’s nice and innovative, I guess… eating.”

Laura then shared a clip Chrissy saying how “women should say f**k you more ten” with the question, “Do most Americans like her take on female empowerment during last week’s Democrat retreat?”

Chrissy has obviously gotten word Laura’s comments and taken to Twitter to clap back. “Corny monster. There were 1 million other ways to try and take me down and this is what you choose? Fuck you. 😁” she wrote, adding, “When time comes out with their 100 most influential white supremacists list, I promise I won’t question your worthiness.”

Air Jordan 11 Low Snakeskin "Watermelon" Set To Release In May

Jordan Brand will kick f a string “Snakeskin” Air Jordan 11 Low releases this Friday, April 19 with the “Blue Snakeskin” colorway, followed by the women’s exclusive “Watermelon” rendition in May.

According to sneaker source @J23App, the Air Jordan 11 Low Snakeskin “Watermelon” is ficially set to launch on May 7 for the retail price $185. 

Air Jordan 11 Low Snakeskin "Watermelon" Set To Release In May

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The kicks feature a smooth, white leather upper equipped with a scaly watermelon-colored overlay in place the traditional AJ11 patent leather. Unlike the 2001 “Pink Snakeskin” AJ11 Low, this 2019 rendition also includes a watermelon inner lining. Because the kicks are being billed as a women’s release, it’s worth noting that a women’s size 12 translates to a men’s size 10.5. 

In addition to the “Blue Snakeskin” Air Jordan 11 Low and the newly unveiled women’s exclusive, Jordan Brand will also release a “Light Bone” colorway on May 18.

Take a look at the trio Snakeskin Air Jordan 11 Lows below, as well as some additional shots the Watermelon joint.

Kelly Rowland Heralds Beyonce "The Genius" In Appreciative "Homecoming" Tribute

It’s all in writing, so don’t bother trying to play spoiler. Kelly Rowland is proud her former ringleader Beyonce for churning out a memorable homecoming performance on her latest live album. Rowland began her special dedication to Bey by revealing that she’d never gone to college because it put her in line for a boot camp line other, run by Matthew and Beyonce Knowles no less.

Even so, Kelly appears to be eternally grateful for the way things played out. She expressed her gratitude in an Instagram earlier this morning, a post containing a video her and her sisters on the big stage, synched over a finite loop Beyonce’s “Baby Boy.” Much to her dismay, Michelle Williams’ once again gets cast aside with the chips on the table.

“Thank you sis, for an experience I WILL NEVER FORGET! I love you, genius! If you haven’t yet seen Homecoming, check it out! Let me know what you think,” Kelly used the characters at her disposal to pen an homage to Beyonce’s Homecoming: The Live Album, the soundtrack to the Netflix special bearing the same name. Kelly ain’t the only person singing Bey’s praises in the days that ensued after Homecoming’s unexpected release. Kehlani sat there bewildered with the same kind hive mentality that drives her fans subservient – Twitter fingers set to automatic relay.

Bandcamp Announces a Vinyl Record Pressing Service

The vinyl resurgence just got a supply-side boost.

The US-based domestic demand for vinyl records hit an all-time high in 1986, falling just short of hitting the one-billion-dollar mark in annual sales. The demand for vinyl records dropped dramatically until 1992, with sales tanking at roughly $24 million.

Beginning in 2007, the United States’ music market’s need for vinyl records began to rise, starting at roughly $30 million in annual sales and ending up above $400 million in annual sales as recently as 2015.

The demand hasn’t stopped growing since 2015.

Now, one of the largest sales platforms for unsigned artists is giving the format a jolt.

Bandcamp, a platform that musicians use to pump out content, manage their interactions with fanbases, and evaluate relevant statistics, is prepping a major push into vinyl manufacturing.  Bandcamp already allows artists to release in a wide range of configurations, though albums are typically the most lucrative.  And within the album revenue-making hierarchy, vinyl LPs easily outperform rival formats.

Ahead of its vinyl push, Bandcamp reports that just nine percent of all music albums offered for sale in the United States carried copies imprinted on vinyl records.  Bandcamp also lamented that vinyl runs are oftentimes limited, thanks to the complications of pressing copies.

But the format is growing overall, and Bandcamp’s clientele obviously wants more.  “Sales of vinyl records on Bandcamp have grown 600% in the last five years, and every month another 3,500 unique vinyl albums are added to the site,” the company shared.

“The format’s resurgence—once dismissed as a niche byproduct of hipster affectation—is now firmly established, and seen for what it truly represents: a mainstream desire to connect more deeply with music, free from digital distractions; an important expression of fandom that was mostly lost in the transition from physical media ownership to unlimited music rental; and a growing appreciation for what is often amazing, collectible art.”

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Juliette Jade’s Constellation

Mesarthim’s Ghost Condensate

Here’s how the program will work.

Musicians on Bandcamp can offer vinyl-pressed music to fans, though a certain number of consumers must commit to buying them before manufacturing starts.  After artists hit the necessary number of orders for vinyl versions of their work, Bandcamp ships them to customers, takes a small cut, and forwards the rest to artists.

Already, the company has pushed out a few pilot pressings (see above), though full-blown production will commence later this year.

Ella Mai Talks About Her Coachella Performance & Being Inspired by Nipsey Hussle

The first weekend Coachella brought a number performances from rising stars including 24-year-old R&B singer Ella Mai. Her breakout hit “Boo’d Up” put her on the map, earning her a platinum record, but lately, it’s been her single “Trip” that’s been making its way through headlines. She recently caught a little heat for allegedly throwing a bit shade toward fellow singer Jacquees who has capitalized f her single by covering the song with a version his own, but Ella Mai’s recent focus was on performing in the California desert for thousands screaming fans.

She recently spoke with Vibe about her Coachella performance, saying that he favorite part being on stage “would have to be when I performed ‘Naked’ and because it was dark, and I performed when the sun went down, I couldn’t see how far the crowd actually went back. But during ‘Naked,’ it was such an intimate moment I asked everyone to put their lights up (phones) and when I saw how far it went back I was like, ‘Whoa.’ That moment sealed it for me.” She added. “Even there were two people in the audience, I still would’ve done my best,” she added. “But just to see the crowd be so engaged, even if they didn’t know the music, was a really good feeling. I had so much fun.” 

Ella Mai Talks About Her Coachella Performance & Being Inspired by Nipsey Hussle
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Ella has recently moved to Los Angeles, and when she was asked about her opinion on the emotional temperature the city following Nipsey Hussle’s murder, she said that while people are mourning his death, they are also feeling inspired by his life. “I feel like the energy shift went both ways; everyone was really sad, grieving and mourning but everyone feels more inspired by what he was doing that they want to go out and do something and change in their community.”

“It’s still a very touchy subject in L.A., especially the people that I’m around since they were very close to him,” she said. “I think everyone is super inspired to do better and try to be more like him, which is great to see. YG‘s whole set at Coachella was dedicated to him, I know Khalid had a dedication to Mac Miller. Everyone is super aware what Nipsey was trying to do and how he wanted to change the world.”

Brittney Taylor Shares IG Photo Of Black Eye, Blames Remy Ma For Injury

What’s going on between Love & Hip Hop New York rappers Remy Ma and Brittney Taylor? On Wednesday, Taylor shared a short video clip herself on Instagram, showing f a swollen black eye. She doesn’t say anything in the video, but she wrote in the caption that her reality television co-star is responsible for her injury.

“So, here am I on my way to a very important meeting and it’s hard to even focus because what occurred last night,” Taylor explained. “I didn’t wanna bring it to social media because Its pretty embarrassing and not a good look tbh. I tried my best to cover it up with make up and move on but that still didn’t work. My Question is @remyma why did you really do this?” She also included the hashtags, “#WHATHAPPENEDTOWOMANEMPOWERMENT ” and “#BlackLove.”

Remy hasn’t responded to the allegations and hasn’t been present on social media since six hours before Taylor went live with her black eye. Even then, there was no indication that anything was wrong as she posted a set video clips on her Instagram Story her grooving to Frankie Beverly and Maze’s “Before I Let Go,” albeit, with a few amended lyrics.

When Remy made her Love & Hip Hop New York debut following her six-year stint in prison years ago, she made it clear that she wasn’t interested in getting herself wrapped up in any drama that would give her a new set legal issues. However, she’s a baddie from the Bronx who isn’t to be messed with, so until either one these ladies comes through to spill the tea, it’ll just be Taylor’s word against Remy’s silence.

#DXCLUSIVE: Dezzy Hollow Paints Poverty Portraits In "EBT Boi II" Video

Oceanside, CA – Hailing from the untapped region of Oceanside, CA, Dezzy Hollow is seeking to incorporate visual lyricism into his Hip Hop brand.

This couldn’t be further evidenced by “EBT Boi II,” his latest single premiered by HipHopDX. The thought-provoking track goes into depth about moving past impoverished situations and still tackling one’s dreams.

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“I wrote ‘EBT Boi’ to tell a story about an environment where people are hungry and looking for ways to come up – doing whatever it takes to make ends meet,” Deezy Hollow tells HipHopDX.

“‘EBT Boi’ is a lifestyle, when you’re desperate and running out of options you gotta find a way to adapt. Creating the second ‘EBT Boi,’ I continued the story where it left off. Conditions haven’t gotten any better, and there’s the possibility that things could go bad at any time in search of an easy meal.”

Check out the “EBT Boi II” video up above and follow @dezzyhollow on Instagram for more consistent updates.