Promising R&B Collective Emotional Oranges Serves Lusty Number With "Someone Else"

Los Angeles, CA – Mysterious R&B trio Emotional Oranges released a groovy new single titled “Someone Else” on Tuesday (April 23). The song is expected to live on their forthcoming project The Juice Vol 1.

The Los Angeles-based unisex group reportedly met in 2017 through Adele’s vocal coach and Drake’s engineer.

“This is the first time we’ve collaborated on a track outside of our camp,” one Emotional Oranges member said of the songs origins in a press release. “Dante Jones of THEY. helped produce this one, we wanted it to be on some 2020 Dr. Dre x Emotional Oranges energy. Wrote it about openly telling my girl that if she’s unhappy, she needs to go be with someone else.”

Emotional Oranges seems to be a favorite of Michelle Obama and Guy Fieri. Their previously released singles “Motion” and “Personal” catapulted them into popularity in such a way that “Motion” became the official theme song for RuPaul’s Drag Race in 2018.

Emotional Oranges’ Chill Baby, Chill Tour kicks off on May 20 and the New York City and Los Angeles dates are already sold out.

Press play on Emotional Oranges “Someone New” above.

Promising R&B Collective Emotional Oranges Serves Lusty Number With "Someone Else"

DeMarcus Cousins Could Lose $150 Million In Free Agency Due To Injuries

DeMarcus Cousins shocked the NBA when he decided to sign a one-year, $5.3 million deal with the Golden State Warriors during the 2018 fseason. At the time, Cousins was nursing a torn Achilles tendon which forced him to miss the first 45 games the season. Since returning to action, Cousins has struggled to get himself adjusted to the team’s system and in just his second playf game, he went down with a quad tear in his left leg.

Cousins will be a free agent this summer and some executive around the league say his injuries could seriously affect the contract he receives. In a new report from Bleacher Report, one executive said Cousins’ losses could be astronomical.

“It’s going to be an enormous loss for him. He might end up in a situation where these injuries cost him $150 million. It’ll have a pround impact,” the executive explained.

DeMarcus Cousins Could Lose $150 Million In Free Agency Due To Injuries

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Another executive explained how Cousins lack connections around the league could also affect his status.

“He’s moved around so much (recently) that he needs to have some real relationships with somebody, and I don’t think he’s really had that before,” they explained. “It’s a tough situation, but it’s easier when you’re already with a good group.”

Cousins has averaged 21.2 points and 10.9 rebounds throughout his career.

T.I. Accused Of Snitching By 50 Cent’s Former Artist Spider Loc

Over the weekend, many us were celebrating the holidays with our families. Whether you do Passover, Easter, 4/20, or none the three, there’s a good chance you were chilling with your people this weekend. Spider Loc took it upon himself to speak on something that’s been eating at him for over a decade. The former G-Unit rapper was thinking back to 2008 and, specifically, the murder trial to find out who killed his best friend Philant Johnson. The rapper posted a series videos calling out T.I., who he says snitched during his testimony in the trial.

T.I. Accused Of Snitching By 50 Cent's Former Artist Spider Loc
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As reported by XXL, the former G-Unit affiliate reposted several clips from an interview that T.I. did about dry snitching and the murder Philant Johnson, saying that the Atlanta rapper has been vigilant in removing all traces his 2008 testimony. “ALL U HAVE TO DO IS UPLOAD YA ENTIRE TESTIMONY WHICH U HAVE AMAZINGLY ENOUGH BEEN QUITE SUCCESSFUL AT GETTING REMOVED FROM THE ENTIRE WORLD WIDE WEB,” he wrote in all caps. “N***A THE G CODE IS STFU DONT SAY SHIT WHILE U SAT ON THE STAND FOR AN HOUR DETAILING THE NIGHTS EVENTS FROM THE INCIDENT OF CONTENTION/VIOLENCE INSIDE THE VENUE ALL THE WAY DOWN TO THE SECOND PASS U SAID THEY MADE SHOOTING AT U, ALL THE WHILE PROVIDING CORROBORATING TESTIMONY AGAINST THE SUSPECT ON BEHALF OF THE PROSECUTION IN A MURDER TRIAL, IN ORDER AS U JUST STATED TO SAVE YA FREEDOM AND FINANCES AND PLEASE YOUR FRIENDS MOTHER.”

He continues for several posts, speaking his mind and getting his whole point across. At this point, Tip has not yet responded to Spider Loc but he might want to start thinking about something because his entire image could be on the line because this.

#DXCLUSIVE: Kill The Motherboard Recruits "Hip Hop Spiritual Guru" Eric Biddines For "The Water"

HipHopDX Premiere – Singer-songwriter Jon Brown, who co-wrote “Jesus Walks” with Kanye West, linked up with Jack Splash for the recently formed Kill The Motherboard duo. As they prep their debut album, The Legend of Picasso Jones, they’ve dropped a new single titled “The Water” featuring Eric Biddines.

“As soon as Jon and I started this song I could tell it was going to take on a very mystical vibe,” Splash tells HipHopDX about the song. “His lyrics about life and death and the cyclical nature of everything really blew me away. I knew as soon as we finished Jon’s parts that we needed to add Eric Biddines to the song.

“Eric had told me he grew up in a Jehovah Witness community, so I knew he would probably have a very interesting perspective and take the song to the next level lyrically/spiritually. Honestly, I still get chills every time I listen to this song because of how Eric Biddines comes in at the end like Hip Hop spiritual guru for a generation of lost souls.”

#DXCLUSIVE: Kill The Motherboard Recruits "Hip Hop Spiritual Guru" Eric Biddines For "The Water"

Brown adds, “‘The Water’ is a song about redemption or second chances. I feel like no matter what we’ve done in our life, no matter how egregious the act, we all deserve a second chance. you know, an opportunity to make things right. Every moment we’re alive is another opportunity to change or improve upon ourselves.

“In God’s eyes, we don’t run out of second chances, we just run out of time.”

The Legend of Picasso Jones is expected to arrive in the near future. Until then, listen to “The Water” up top.

Millennials Prefer Binge Watching Over Sex: Report

Considerably, Netflix remains undefeated as a top-tier streaming service. Since it was founded in 1997, the platform has embedded itself in popular culture as well as our hearts. Millennials, a term coined to describe populations born between the late 1980s and early 2000s, most specifically are near and dear to the streaming business. And the formulation  the term “Netflix & Chill” may easily attest to this. 

Millennials Prefer Binge Watching Over Sex: Report

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A recent study, conducted by the Wall Street Journal, looked into the overall preference between binge-watching and sex. The population that sparked the most interest were millennials whom, according to the poll’s results, reflected a ratio  one to four preferring binge-watching over sexual activity. Further scrutiny showed the reported number as increasing to 36% when observing answers from people aged 18 to 38 years old. 

The study’s results closely follow that a San Diego State University psychology pressor, Dr. Jean Twenge. The scholar went onto releasing a paper which discussed the potential correlative relationship between the newly reported low fertility rates and sex decline with streaming service engagement. According to Complex, a Netflix spokesperson denied the prior claims by explaining that their data show U.S Netflix users as only watching for 2-hours a day. “We take pride in being part the cultural zeitgeist, but getting credit for a decades-long decline in sex is beyond even our programming abilities.”

Easter 2019: Kanye & 2 Chainz, Travis & Kylie, 50 Cent & Sire, And More Celebrate

Easter Weekend is all about spending time your family. This year, we hit a quadruple whammy with Good Friday, 4/20, Easter Sunday and Passover all happening during the same weekend, giving us ample time to show love to the people who have helped us along the way. Of course, the worldwide stoners focused hard on Saturday, ensuring that they tried new strains, listened to good music and chilled with their homies. The following day was all business though. Whether you were hiding Easter eggs for your kids, hunting for the Easter Bunny or bulking up on chocolate, there’s a good chance you were hanging with family this weekend. The same can be said for your favorite celebrities and musicians.

A number artists took to social media to share priceless moments with their families, showing f their kids to the world and smiling big on a couple rare days f. Cardi B took the opportunity to pose with her barely-photographed daughter and her husband while Snoop Dogg posted a few memes to live up to his “Uncle Snoop” moniker. People like Gucci Mane and Keyshia Ka’oir took Easter Sunday as any other regular day, celebrating their love as they usually do while 50 Cent took a break from the trolling and cuddled with his son Sire.

How did you spend the long weekend? Were you searching for eggs, reading from the Passover Haggadah or smoking a fat blunt? Let us know.

Instagram Gallery: Gunna’s "Drippiest" Uploads

For almost every hot-right-now rapper deep into the trap scene, rolling up to the scene drippin’ while flexing the latest fashions and jewelry is nearly as important as spitting fire on wax. With artists like Migos, Cardi B and 21 Savage all dropping chart-topping projects that popularize the term, arguably no other rapper in the game embodies the true sentiment what it means to be drippin’ better than Yung Gunna. So confident is this ATL-bred rapper in his style, his swag, and his drip, he doesn’t care if you give him the credit that he’s due for popularizing the term. 

With his discography existing as an evergreen testament to the lifestyle, (Drip Season, Drip Season 2, Drip Season 3and Drip Harderto name a few) you don’t have to give Gunna props for his contribution to the mainstream – you just have to respect his drip. 

“I think it’s always been in my life,” said Gunna, waxing lyrical about his drip. “I always like to dress up, you know what I’m saying? Put on nice, expensive clothes. But before it was even “drip,” I used to be like, “swag.” That’s what we used to call it back then. It’s just a lifestyle,” he continued. “Even artists who make songs now with “drip,” they’ll hit me up like, “Oh, I got a song for you, it’s gonna say something about ‘drip.'” So they just putting me to the word anyway, just because I came with Drip Season.”

Check out the Instagram gallery below to check out all Gunna’s drippiest social media uploads. 


Happy 

“Living life bro I’m happy 😃 on god!” captioned Gunna alongside a pic him fanning some serious cash while covered head to toe in designer duds. With a fit like that, who wouldn’t be happy? 

 

Flashin’ Stacks

There’s so much color in this picture, you almost need shades.

Frosty 

You can almost feel the chill from Gunna’s ice in this picture. 

Cash War 

Leave it to Gunna to pair a neon belt chain with a Louis Vuitton billfold. 

Paris 

Sorry Yeezy and Jay-Z but according to Gunna, it’s “Drippers in Paris!!” now. 

Shine

“I’ll prolly have the Baddest Bitch N the Game Wearing my Chain 🤷🏽‍♂️,” captioned Gunna alongside a short video showcasing the incredible shine on his new ice. 

The Whole Package

Gunna has the fits, the ice, the drip and the cars to back up his image and personal brand. 

Money Green 

“When it come to Business I’m Handling Mine,” says Gunna while decked out in a money-green suit jacket. 

Fashion 

“In Paris wit sum Fashion Gods,” wrote Gunna in a pic uploaded during his attendance at the exclusive Paris Fashion Week. 

Steal Your Style 

Advising his followers to stay on the lookout for those trying to swipe their swag, Gunna is confident that no one can touch his drip. 

J Cruz Reunites With Big Boy In Switch To REAL 92.3

Los Angeles, CA – J Cruz’s The Cruz Show has moved to an afternoon segment on iHeartMedia Los Angeles’ REAL 92.3. Previously a longtime morning show on POWER 106, Cruz is joined by Executive Producer Jeff Garcia, DJ Lechero and DJ Lezlee.

“I couldn’t be more excited and grateful to join such a great group of legendary radio artists here at iHeartMedia’s REAL 92.3,” Cruz said in a press release. “Hosting LA’s first afternoon Hip Hop morning show with my incredible team and merging with radio’s biggest family is a game changer. A special thanks to iHeartMedia for providing me with a fresh new platform to connect with the Los Angeles urban community.”

Cruz has been a Hip Hop on-air personality staple in Los Angeles for years and his show will continue to feature celebrity interviews, prank calls and breaking news from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

“iHeartMedia is all about attracting the very best on-air talent and I’m excited to add J Cruz to the growing list of super talents in our thriving Los Angeles market,” REAL 92.3 Program Director, Doc Wynter, added. “Big Boy in the mornings and J Cruz in the afternoons–I get chills just saying it!”

In the past, The Cruz Show has featured guests such as Ice Cube, Kobe Bryant, Post Malone, Michael Blackson, Meek Mill and YG. Cruz kicked off his first 92.3 show Thursday (April 18) with Billie Eilish.

Netflix Drops Emotional Trailer For "When They See Us," True Story Of The Central Park Five

Netflix has done it again when it comes to its stellar original content helmed by critically acclaimed directors. The latest fering had by the streaming service is the upcoming series When They See Us created by Ava DuVernay known for Selma, The 13th and A Wrinkle In Time. The show follows the true story the Central Park Five, a group coloured teenagers who in 1989 were convicted a rape they did not do. 

The under three-minute trailer seen below is both chilling and emotional as it depicts the family, court, and life happenings the five young men as they try and defend themselves against a harsh system that doesn’t care if they’re innocent.

“The four-part limited series will focus on the five teenagers from Harlem — Antron McCray, Kevin Richardson, Yusef Salaam, Raymond Santana and Korey Wise. Beginning in the spring 1989, when the teenagers were first questioned about the incident, the series will span 25 years, highlighting their exoneration in 2002 and the settlement reached with the city New York in 2014,” the description reads. 

Today marks the 30th anniversary when the events conspired. Watch the full first look below.

Downtown Music Publishing Ties With Cowboys & Pirates

Downtown Music Publishing has entered into a joint venture with Cowboys & Pirates, an independent publisher.

DMP says the collaboration will focus on developing new songwriters and producers within the hip-hop community. As part of the joint venture, the first two signings were announced: John Key and James “SuperChilly” Carver.

John Key is a producer, songwriter, and instrumentalist who played a key role in Solange’s most recent album. He contributed to 10 songs on that album including the hit single Binz, which he co-wrote and co-produced.

Key has worked with several other artists including Janelle Monae’s Wondaland-affiliate duo St. Beauty and BOSCO. Key toured with both bands as a drummer, and served as musical director for BOSCO.

Key has also performed at festivals including , SXSW, Roots, Afropunk, and several others.

Cowboys & Pirates head Ty Baisden says he aims to “empower, educate, and develop our talent the right way.”

The partnership between Downtown and C&P will help both companies take that commitment to the next level.

Downtown Music Holdings recently and its portfolio of businesses.  That included the flagship digital distributor CD Baby, as well as AdRev, DashGo, and Soundrop.

The deal was reportedly closed for roughly $200 million, though executives involved in the transaction later informed DMN that the sale price was closer to $230.  That doesn’t include a spin-off acquisition of AVL’s physical properties, which included Disc Makers.

AVL’s clientele includes more than 900,000 artists, labels, and other rights holders. CD Baby has become the distribution platform of choice for leading streaming services like Spotify and Apple Music.

DMH is the parent to both Downtown Music Publishing and Songtrust. CD Baby CEO Tracy Maddux continues to lead the new Downtown-owned AVL unit.

Downtown has a lucrative catalog of songs, and the DIY distribution model is now mostly under one umbrella. Striking new joint ventures with other independent publishers will further expand that catalog.Downtown Music Publishing Ties With Cowboys & Pirates

Downtown Music Publishing Ties With Cowboys & PiratesDowntown Music Publishing Ties With Cowboys & Pirates

SZA Claps Back At Fan Calling Her Homeless

Being in the public eye comes with its pros and cons, especially in today’s social media age. Celebrities share their most intimate and care-free moments with fans their socials, ten times to their detriment. As expected, fans ten take the opportunity to poke fun at their favorite celebrities. With some even going onto blatantly sharing their opinions about celebrities they do not really like. And although a lot celebrities simply continue living their lives, some return the favor and clap back. As such, today’s clap back the day goes to Top Dawg Entertainment-signee SZA.

The singer shared a photo herself holding a sleeping toddler. In the aforementioned post, the singer is seen cuddling the baby while sporting a white fitted cap along with a snug blanket. A fan decided to go straight for SZA’s neck by asking her if she was homeless. It seems the fan chose the wrong day to come for SZA’s neck because the singer decided to reply. In defense her accoutrement, the “CTRL” artist let the fan know she was far from homeless but instead opted for comfortable wear that day. It’s okay SZA, sometimes you just want to chill in your comfy clothes–we get it.

Apple Music Doubles Down on Data-Driven 'For You' Recommendations

Apple Music has expanded its ‘Music For You’ personalized recommendations, despite criticizing Spotify for the same thing.

Spotify CEO Daniel Ek believes that Spotify’s computer-generated playlists are a crucial differentiator in the industry.  Up until recently, Apple has begged to differ.

Just recently, Apple CEO Tim Cook was all too happy to take a swipe at Spotify’s algorithms in an interview with Fast Company.  On the topic of algorithmic curation, Cook stated that he worried ““

Now it appears Apple Music is overhauling its algorithmic-driven personalization to feature more general music themes.  These themes are personalized for each Apple Music listener, much the same as Spotify’s ‘Made For You’ playlist feature.

Music recommendations for artists, albums, playlists, and even Beats 1 episodes are organized by themes. These themes include general topics like ‘To Make You Smile’ or ‘Starting Early.’ Listeners can influence these recommendations by using the love and dislike ratings on Apple Music.

The new ‘For You’ section in Apple Music will update multiple times a day.

The idea is to create a new destination to discover music by offering recommendations based on current listening tastes. Apple Music’s new ‘For You’ themes will appear in:

  • Favorites Mix
  • New Music Mix
  • Chill Mix
  • Friends Mix

While Tim Cook may focus on hand-picked playlists and human curation, Apple Music is increasingly relying on driven music recommendations.

That means the service isn’t so different from Spotify under the hood.

The new focus on personalization might be a concerted effort to make account sharing less appealing.  A recent report found that with each other. Personalized recommendations might make account owners think twice about sharing passwords, lest their recommendations start being someone else’s music.Apple Music Doubles Down on Data-Driven 'For You' Recommendations

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Apple Music Doubles Down on Data-Driven 'For You' Recommendations

Dennis Smith Jr. x Under Armour Debut "Sub-Zero" Kicks Ahead Of Mortal Kombat 11

New York Knicks point guard Dennis Smith Jr. has teamed up with Under Armour to create a limited-edition colorway the UA Anatomix Spawn that pays tribute to his favorite MK character, Sub-Zero. 

Says Smith Jr.:

“When I’m playing, I imagine myself as Sub-Zero on the court, ice cold and always ready to compete. This custom colorway the UA Anatomix Spawn brings my love for Mortal Kombat and Sub-Zero to life, and I’m excited to share it with players who also share my same gaming passion.”

The exclusive colorway is set to launch on April 26, just three days after Mortal Kombat 11 releases.

Dennis Smith Jr. x Under Armour Debut "Sub-Zero" Kicks Ahead Of Mortal Kombat 11

Under Armour Anatomix Spawn “Sub-Zero”/UA

The UA Anatomix Spawn “MK11 Sub-Zero” colorway features a navy and blue upper – a nod to Sub-Zero’s armored vest – with frozen detailing throughout the upper, lace keeper and translucent icy sole. Mortal Kombat logo hits are on the shoe’s insole, tongue tab and aglets.

Additionally, the Under Armour logo was given a frost outline to pay tribute to Sub-Zero’s ability to deliver the most bone-chilling fatalities in an instant, the same way DSJ leaves opponents frozen as he takes flight for a thunderous dunk.

Check out the ficial photos below.

Dennis Smith Jr. x Under Armour Debut "Sub-Zero" Kicks Ahead Of Mortal Kombat 11

Under Armour Anatomix Spawn “Sub-Zero”/UA

Dennis Smith Jr. x Under Armour Debut "Sub-Zero" Kicks Ahead Of Mortal Kombat 11

 

Under Armour Anatomix Spawn “Sub-Zero”/UA

Dennis Smith Jr. x Under Armour Debut "Sub-Zero" Kicks Ahead Of Mortal Kombat 11

Under Armour Anatomix Spawn “Sub-Zero”/UA

Dennis Smith Jr. x Under Armour Debut "Sub-Zero" Kicks Ahead Of Mortal Kombat 11

 

Under Armour Anatomix Spawn “Sub-Zero”/UA

Dennis Smith Jr. x Under Armour Debut "Sub-Zero" Kicks Ahead Of Mortal Kombat 11

Under Armour Anatomix Spawn “Sub-Zero”/UA

New England Patriots Signing Veteran WR Demaryius Thomas

The New England Patriots are reportedly signing veteran wide receiver Demaryius Thomas, as they look to give Tom Brady some help in the absence retired All Pro tight end Rob Gronkowski.

According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, Thomas’ deal is for one-year, $6 million. 

The Houston Texans had acquired Demaryius Thomas in a trade with the Denver Broncos last October, and he appeared in seven games for Houston before tearing his left Achilles in a Week 16 matchup against the Philadelphia Eagles. Thomas, 31, was released by the Texans in February.

During his brief stint in Houston, he caught 23 passes for 275 yards and two touchdowns. In his final eight games with the Broncos, Thomas had 36 receptions for 402 yards and three TDs.

The Patriots will once again enter a new NFL season as the defending Super Bowl champs, coming f their 13-3 victory over the Los Angeles Rams in Super Bowl LIII. New England has a total 12 picks in the 2019 NFL Draft, including six selections in the first three rounds.

The NFL has not yet released the full slate games for the 2019 season, but the league has announced that New England will host the Sunday Night game in Week 1. That said, their opponent has not yet been revealed. 

LeBron James Is A Proud Parent After Bronny Jr. Hits Overtime Dagger

LeBron James will forever go down as one the best players to ever play the game basketball. While that may be a controversial statement to his haters, it’s clear that the consensus agrees that LeBron is one the best to ever do it. James’ son, Bronny Jr., is quite the basketball player himself and has been showing f his talents quite a bit over the last year. LeBron has been spotted at numerous games and it seems as though Bronny is the star each one as he drains clutch shots and makes slick moves around the defenders. 

Bronny Jr. was at it again the other day as LeBron took to Instagram for a proud parent moment. James posted a video Bronny’s latest game where he took over late and won his team the game.

“Man I get chills throughout my body watching this! Game tying shot to send to overtime then game clincher in overtime,” LeBron wrote. “Young 🤴🏾 is more and more turning into a Savage.”

LeBron has continuously said that he hopes his son can carve out his own legacy for himself and so far it looks like Bronny is on the right track. In a few years, we could even see him on an NBA court with his dad.