Lil Yachty Cites Laziness For Sailing Team’s Demise

While the Internet has been busy going crazy over Lil Yachty‘s revelation his heavy-handed involvement in the creation City Girls’ “Act Up” anthem his sit down with Kerwin Frost, the interview has proven to provide a boatload more gems from the young QC signee. 

Aside from his “Act Up” story, Yachty also revealed some interesting new insight as to why the collective hype the Sailing Team has died down in recent times. According to the young Atlanta artist, it came down to a matter  what seemed to be a one-sided effort and a serious lack work ethic.

Lil Yachty Cites Laziness For Sailing Team's Demise

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“When the Sailing Team became like my brothers and sisters, I felt the need to take care them,” Yachty says in the interview with Frost. “But it got to the point where I was spending so much money, almost a million dollars, trying to create this company out my own money, and they didn’t want it for themselves …] They were just really lazy. Not even a thing where they were envious or jelly, they were just really lazy. I was like, ‘Why am I sitting here trying so hard to make you guys?’ That’s the thing, I never wanted money from my friends either, I just wanted them to be great. I never signed any them. I never put none them on paper because I didn’t want that. I wanted them to get their own labels.”

Notably, the Sailing Team is a collective that hosted the likes TheGoodPerry, EartThePearll, K$upreme, Byou, Jbans$2Turnt, BIGBRUTHACHUBBA, and even Kodie Shane. Among the pack, Shane, has been the one to break away significantly, landing a deal with Epic and building a strong cult base reminiscent an earlier iteration Yachty’s successes, becoming a proper star in her own right.

Lil Yachty Cites Laziness For Sailing Team's Demise

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Ultimately, Boat said that it was A$AP Rocky who gave him advice on how to face what he was feeling in regard to the Sailing Team.

“I called Rocky a lot times. I used to call him, just like ‘Yo, what do I do with this group people? How do I get them to work?’” Yachty detailed. “And then Rocky just told me one phone call we had, ‘You can’t make anybody do anything. You gotta understand when enough is enough. You did your part, you know in your mind and your heart that you tried, and y’all still family, you still gang. But you have to do you.’”

Wiz Khalifa Drops New Project ‘Fly Times, Vol. 1’

Wiz Khalifa celebrates 4/20 with the surprise release of Fly Times, Vol. 1: The Good Fly Young.

On his second project of 2019 (following his Curren$y collaboration 2009), the Taylor Gang boss calls on friends including Ty Dolla $ign, Problem, Curren$y, Chevy Woods, and Houston singer Young Deji, who appears on six of the 14 tracks. The surprise release also features production from hitmakers like DJ Fresh, Harry Fraud, Statik Selektah, and TM88.

“I’m back and rolling joints bigger than ever,” the superstar stoner boasts on the opener “Real As You Think.”

Earlier this week, Wiz premiered his Apple Music documentary series Wiz Khalifa: Behind the Cam. During the five episodes, he offers fans an intimate glimpse into his life, with appearances from those closest to him including his son, mother, and Taylor Gang family. He can also be seen playing a skunk in Lil Dicky’s star-studded video for “Earth.”

Roll up some Khalifa Kush and get Fly below.

Stream Wiz Khalifa’s Project ‘Fly Times, Vol. 1: The Good Fly Young’

Wiz Khalifa celebrates 4/20 with the surprise release of Fly Times, Vol. 1: The Good Fly Young.

On his second project of 2018 (following his Curren$y collaboration 2009), the Taylor Gang boss calls on friends including Ty Dolla $ign, Problem, Curren$y, Chevy Woods, and Houston singer Young Deji, who appears on six of the 14 tracks. The surprise release also feature production from hitmakers like DJ Fresh, Harry Fraud, Statik Selektah, and TM88.

“I’m back and rolling joint bigger than ever,” the superstar stoner boasts on the opener “Real As You Think.”

Earlier this week, he dropped his Apple Music documentary series Wiz Khalifa: Behind the Cam. During the five episodes, he offers fans an intimate glimpse into his life, with appearances from those closest to him including his son, mother, and Taylor Gang family. Wiz can also be seen playing a skunk in Lil Dicky’s star-studded video for “Earth.”

Roll up and get Fly with Wiz below.

Sonos Speakers Finally Getting Apple Music Support Thanks to Alexa

Certain varieties of Sonos smart speaker can now stream Apple Music with the help of Amazon’s Alexa.

Amazon’s Echo speakers officially got Apple Music support in December of last year. With that, many people wondered when third-party devices would be able to interface with Apple Music. The answer is now, at least for users in the US, UK, and Ireland.

Alexa can stream Apple Music to Sonos One and Beam devices, just like the Amazon Echo smart speaker.

Sonos smart speakers sound much better than most of the Echo speakers, so the new change is welcome. The Apple Music skill will need to be enabled in the Alexa app, with your account linked. To use the service, you will need to add “on Apple Music” when you make your requests.

Sonos has confirmed you can even send audio to its devices that aren’t Alexa-equipped. They have to be part of the same audio group as a Sonos or Alexa device, however. It’s an okay solution, but certainly not ideal. As far as integration goes, you can’t request content uploaded to your iCloud Library. Smart playlists are still iOS-only, and shuffle doesn’t work with Alexa.

Last year, Sonos and let employees go after crushing competition in the smart speaker niche.

Now, the company is looking at expanding in markets beyond just the home.

Sonos is looking at expanding into the Bluetooth over-the-ear headphone market to compete directly with Apple’s Beats product. Sources familiar with that matter said . They are expected to cost around $300 and will support Alexa, Google Assistant, and more.

Sonos’ IPO in August was not as successful as the company had hoped. The $15 initial Sonos stock price has dropped from its debut price down to $10 before bouncing back. The stock hovers at around $12 for now as investors seem undecided on the company’s broader focus and minority stake in one of its core markets.

Sonos Speakers Finally Getting Apple Music Support Thanks to Alexa

Sonos Speakers Finally Getting Apple Music Support Thanks to Alexa

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YouTube Music Is Now Free on Google Home Speakers

YouTube Music is available for free on all Google Home speakers — right out of the box, starting today.

Google made the announcement on the official YouTube blog, offering a free ad-supported experience for its smart speakers. Users can ask for a specific genre of music, or request one of YouTube Music’s many playlists.

However, specific songs and user-created playlists are only available to YouTube Premium members.

YouTube Premium includes the ability to play music through the app in the background on smartphones. Offline listening and ad-free listening across all devices is also included.  New users to will get a free 30-day trial to see how they like the service.

YouTube Music will need to be set as the default music provider on Google Home.

1. Navigate to Account Settings in the Google Home app.
2. Tap Services and then tap Music.
3. Choose YouTube Music as the default music service.

The free, ad-supported version of YouTube Music is now available in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Australia, Great Britain, Ireland, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Japan, Netherlands, and Austria.  Google says the service will roll out to more countries soon.

Google appears to be making an effort to keep users listening to its own music service on devices. If users can ask for a specific type of music out of the box for free, they may be more willing to subscribe to YouTube Music.

Google is hoping its smart speaker users will convert to YouTube Premium subscribers, rather than Spotify or Apple Music.

Earlier today, Google and Amazon jointly announced that an official YouTube app will appear on Fire TV devices.  An official Prime Video app will be available on Android TV devices, too.  The announcement ends a year-long feud between the two companies over media access. Google previously removed access to YouTube from Fire TV devices after Amazon’s third-party workaround.

 

YouTube Music Is Now Free on Google Home Speakers

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Millions Of Instagram Passwords Compromised By Facebook Security Breach

TechCrunch is in the business keeping the internet abreast the latest developments in the tech industry. Three hours ago, they published an update regarding a recent breach security on the Facebook server. It was initially reported that tens thousands Instagram accounts synched through Facebook were compromised in the attack. Turns out, the number affected users is actually in the millions.

Millions Of Instagram Passwords Compromised By Facebook Security Breach

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“Since this post was published, we discovered additional logs Instagram passwords being stored in a readable format,” TC’s Robert Whitaker stated in the update. “We now estimate that this issue impacted millions Instagram users. We will be notifying these users as we did the others. Our investigation has determined that these stored passwords were not internally abused or improperly accessed.”

Facebook first perceived the threat during a “routine security review” in the month January. Soon after coming to grips with the situation, Facebook admins issued a warning to the userbase urging them to change their passwords immediately. They also suggested using a password-generating app or FB’s very own “difficulty meter.”

Log-in to your account through Instagram’s desktop version, track back to settings in the top right corner, and you’ll see just how easy it is to view tons personal information, like contact lists and phone numbers. Beware, social networking is a fairly coordinated experience. More ten than not convenience culture rears its ugly end.

G Herbo’s Baby Mother Speaks Out After Battery Arrest: He "Beat The F**k Out Of Me"

We just posted about reports that Chicago artists G Herbo was booked in Atlanta for a battery charge. At the time, there were no details surrounding his arrest that took place last night, but now G- Herbo’s baby mother has come forward to detail how the rapper’s arrest was after he abused her. The Shaderoom posted a screenshot an Instagram story upload by Ariana Fletcher where she details how the “Never Cared” rapper “beat the fuck” out her. 

G Herbo's Baby Mother Speaks Out After Battery Arrest: He "Beat The F**k Out Of Me"
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“He kicked my door down to get in my house because I wouldn’t let him in, beat the fuck out me in front my son then he took my son outside to his friends and had them drive f with my son,” she wrote. “Hid all my knives in my house, broke my phone and locked me inside and beat the fuck out me again.”

Ariana further explained how G Herbo dragged her by her hair onto concrete and then took her back in the house, where he continued to beat her up. Herbo allegedly broke numerous items in Ariana’s house and left her with a black eye, bruises and scratches all over her body. 

“Please don’t speak on no old “relationship play fights” cuz this ain’t that,” she added. Check out the full post below.

JR Smith Generating Heavy Trade Interest From NBA Teams: Report

Despite all the jokes that have surrounded JR Smith since the 2018 NBA Finals, the veteran shooting guard has proven himself as a valuable asset to any NBA team that wants him. This has been confirmed by a report courtesy  Cleveland.com which states that multiple teams have been calling the Cleveland Cavaliers with intentions to trade for him. Cavs general manager Koby Altman explained that Smith’s contract expires next season which makes him a great rental player.

“We have a trade chip in JR Smith, and his contract, where we can take on some money that other teams are trying to get some cap relief from,” Altman explained. “We are actually the only team in the NBA that can provide guaranteed cap relief until July 1. We can guarantee that right now and we actually had a phone call (Thursday) on that trade chip. So, we’re going to keep on being aggressive adding those assets because we do eventually want to consolidate and be really good at some point.”

JR Smith Generating Heavy Trade Interest From NBA Teams: Report

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Smith and the Cavaliers have been on the outs as late. Smith only played 11 games with the team this year before they sidelined him for the season. At the time, the team even issued a statement thanking Smith for his contributions to the team and their championship in 2016.

Stay tuned for updates on Smith’s trade status.

Soulja Boy’s Home Robbed While He Was in Jail

Soulja Boy was the victim of a robbery.

Just days after he was jailed for a probation violation, the rapper’s Agoura Hills, Calif. home was burglarized. A caretaker called police Monday night (April 15) to report the robbery. According to TMZ, the thieves made off with cash, a phone, and tons of jewelry.

The stolen jewelry is reportedly valued around $500,000 and includes chains, earrings, and luxury watches. The burglars also cleaned out the safe in his room, making away with another $100,000 in cash.

The thieves broke into Soulja’s home shortly after it was reported that the rapper was back in custody after violating his probation.

The suspects allegedly even used his stolen iPhone to brag about their criminal activity. A group of five men took over Soulja’s Instagram Live to boast about the theft. They even reached out to Soulja’s celebrity friends, claiming to be his new artists, and asked for features while trying to get their videos posted on their Instagram accounts.

As for Soulja, he remains behind bars and has been unable to do anything about the situation. On Thursday (April 11), he was arrested after a judge ruled he had violated his probation. Cops discovered ammunition in his house while investigating a claim from an ex-girlfriend, who said that Soulja had kidnapped her.

Kehlani feat. 6LACK ‘RPG’

After linking with Ty Dolla $ign and Dom Kennedy, Kehlani teams up with 6LACK in the video for “RPG” off her mixtape While We Wait.

The video was inspired by her favorite show, Netflix’s mystery drama “The OA.” In the sci-fi-themed clip, the new mom is trapped in a glass box with a series of phones laid out in front of her. 6LACK appears in another box alongside Kehlani writing “2/19/17” on a glass board. They later meet up in another box filled with greenery.

Kehlani, who gave birth to her daughter Adeya Nomi last month, revealed that she was nearly nine months pregnant at the time of the shoot. “based onna true story & my favorite netflix show,” she tweeted.

Following the release of While We Wait in February, Kehlani is now working on her next album, which was inspired by her parents. “My next official album is a story. I’m telling stories I’ve never told,” she told Beats 1. “It’s my parents’ story articulated into mine, articulated into a gift for my daughter, so she knows where she comes from.”

Charlamagne Tha God Says Wendy Williams Will Pay For Their Dinner Date

Wendy Williams and Charlamagne Tha God have been at odds for over a decade but their feud came to a screeching halt after the Breakfast Club host reached out to his former mentor on the phone after filing for divorce. Wendy has been having a rough go at things over the last few months. She checked herself into a sober living house after relapsing on alcohol, filed for divorce from her longtime husband, and suffered a hairline fracture in her shoulder. The talk show host ended up leaving her show on hiatus but she’s ficially back and she’s spilling all the tea. One night this week, she kept getting distracted by her phone, telling her audience that DJ Bo and Charlamagne Tha God pestered her with date requests. She’ll be going out with both them but according to Charlamagne, she’ll be the one footing the bill.

Charlamagne Tha God Says Wendy Williams Will Pay For Their Dinner Date
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If Bo and Charlamagne were trying to come f as gentlemen, they probably would have fered to cover the cost her dinner. However, with the amount money that Wendy Williams makes, Charla explained that it’s probably more appropriate if she covers the charges. Speaking with his co-hosts this morning, he noted that they spent a long time on the phone together. In fact, over four hours were spent on the phone before they decided to call it a night.

After such a long time away from each other, you can imagine that Charla and Wendy had a lot to catch up on. On the radio show this AM, Charlamagne seemed annoyed that the phone call was even mentioned, saying “It’s not a date at all.” He continued by showing support for Wendy but shooting down any romantic speculation. “For me, someone that used to work with Wendy, having a front row seat to a lot the abuse I saw her endure, I’m just happy that she’s finally free,” he said.

Watch his full explanation below.

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.”

Blueface Brings His Kid On Stage During Recent Performance

Blueface’s music isn’t exactly kid-friendly. We’re not sure what kind lullabies the Los Angeles rapper is singing to his son at night but his 2-year-old son already seems to be quite the party animal. During a recent concert, Blueface decided to bring his little boy on stage with him, introducing him to the crowd as “Lil Blueface.” The artist shared a video the performance, including the sweet moment he gave his son the microphone.

Blueface Brings His Kid On Stage During Recent Performance
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Blueface hasn’t shown the world much his son so it was a surprise to many to see the boy standing on stage with his pops during a recent gig. The rapper has been performing on a near-nightly basis, capitalizing on the major buzz he’s gotten and ensuring that he’s getting to his bag. The Cash Money West star danced with his baby boy, passing him the microphone even though he doesn’t speak much yet. If you were expecting the kid to start rapping completely f-beat, you are unfortunately mistaken. Instead, he lets out a confused sound before his father asked his audience to make some noise for him. 

Later on in the show, the Famous Cryp showed f his solo dance skills while his track “Bleed It” played. Who do you prefer? Blueface Baby or Baby Blueface?

Teyana Taylor’s Daughter Is Still A Big Fan Of Drake’s "In My Feelings"

Teyana Taylor and Iman Shumpert’s three-year-old daughter Junie has seemingly grown in the blink an eye and is now a singing lady who loves Drake. Teyana shared a video to her Instagram feed that sees her little mini-me talking about making “your phone disappear.” When Teyana kindly asks what movie her daughter is referencing, Junie lets her know that she’s quoting “Kiki do you love me?”

Teyana Taylor's Daughter Is Still A Big Fan Of Drake's "In My Feelings"
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As we know, the popular question comes from Drake’s Scorpion track “In My Feelings” that was easily one the most popular songs last summer. Junie continues to sing the chart-topping song as seen in the video below before she cuddles into her mom and plants a few kisses on her. “Yoooooooo ya girl junie Issa kiiiiii 😩😩😩 u NEVER know what’s going to come out her mouth 🤦🏾‍♀️🤦🏾‍♀️😩😩,” Teyana captioned the cute clip. 

La La Anthony, who was featured in the ficial video for the song commented on the video shouting out Junie for remembering her aunties lines. “Ummmmm so u gonna act like Junie doesn’t know her Auntie La La’s lines from the Drake video?!! 🤣🤣🤣🤣I love my girl. She knew those lines baby!!! Toooooo cute,” she wrote. 

Check it out below.

Wendy Williams’ Phone Is Blowing Up With Date Requests After Divorce

Wendy Williams is single and ready to mingle. The famous talk show host recently split from her longtime husband after finding out that he had welcomed a child into the world with his mistress. Kevin Hunter has been fired from her production team and now, it seems as though Wendy has just about forgotten about him. Speaking to her live audience on her talk show, Williams revealed that her phone is blowing up right now because all the men trying to take her out on dates.

50 Cent may occasionally refer to her as ET but it would appear as though a number high-prile men want to get with Wendy Williams. Maybe they’re just impressed that her soon-to-be-ex-husband had enough dough to cop his mistress a Ferrari and they want in on that bankroll. On the latest episode her talk show, Wendy bragged that she kept getting distracted while reading her book because so many texts and phone calls were coming in. “All a sudden, my cell phone rings and it’s DJ Bo asking me out for dinner,” says the entertainer before the camera cuts to Bo shaking his head. “Then, I get back to reading my book and my phone rings again. No, it wasn’t Bo. It was Charlamagne! Charlamagne wanted to take me for dinner. So he says the night and he says the time and I said ‘I can’t go because I’m going out with Bo for dinner.'” Charlamagne ended up suggesting that since he also knows Bo, they should both take her out.

Wendy seems to already be enjoying life as a single woman. Watch below.