Tee Grizzley Speaks Out Following Aunt/Manager’s Shooting Death

Detroit, MI – Only a few days after Tee Grizzley’s manager was killed in a Detroit shooting, the Motor City rapper has spoken out about her untimely death. On Friday (August 23), Tee shared a video of 41-year-old Jobina Brown to his Instagram account.

“Since I was 12,” he wrote in the caption. “We been going everywhere together how you gone go to heaven without me???? Idek what to say JB I just wanted to show the world yo smile I love you so much.”

In the clip, Brown doesn’t realize Tee is filming her but once she does, she smiles and quickly covers her face.

Several of Tee’s peers sent words of encouragement in the comment section.

Fetty Wap wrote, “She watching over you now bro keep showin out for her,” while PnB Rock said, “YOU GOT A HELLUVA ANGEL NOW BRO.”

Casanova, Moneybagg Yo, Young Ma, Fabolous, Asian Da Brat and Jay Rock showed their support as well.

Brown was shot and killed on Tuesday night (August 20) after a gunman opened fire on their Cadillac Escalade. Tee and the driver weren’t hit, but Brown was struck multiple times and ultimately succumbed to her wounds.

Clippers, Raptors, Cavs & Other NBA Teams’ New Court Designs Leaked

The 2019-20 NBA season is a little less than two months away and teams across the league will soon be unveiling their new alternate uniforms for the upcoming season. Some teams have already announced their special edition jerseys and home courts, but others are keeping the details under wraps for now.

However, a number the alternate home court designs have already leaked, giving fans and idea what to expect from their franchise’s “Classic” and “City” Edition uniforms. This includes the Atlanta Hawks’ Peach State design, and the Portland Trail Blazers’ 50th anniversary celebration.

Judging from the leaks, it looks like the Cleveland Cavaliers and Toronto Raptors will be throwing it back to the 90s for select games with their “Classic Edition” uniforms and court, similar to the Memphis Grizzlies, Charlotte Hornets and Utah Jazz which were revealed a few weeks back. Some teams, like the Los Angeles Clippers, will have an entirely new everyday home floor to matchup with their new-look roster.

Scroll through each the rumored court designs below and stay tuned for the ficial announcements. 

Clippers, Raptors, Cavs & Other NBA Teams' New Court Designs Leaked

Clippers, Raptors, Cavs & Other NBA Teams' New Court Designs Leaked

Clippers, Raptors, Cavs & Other NBA Teams' New Court Designs Leaked

Clippers, Raptors, Cavs & Other NBA Teams' New Court Designs Leaked

Clippers, Raptors, Cavs & Other NBA Teams' New Court Designs Leaked

Clippers, Raptors, Cavs & Other NBA Teams' New Court Designs Leaked

Clippers, Raptors, Cavs & Other NBA Teams' New Court Designs Leaked

Clippers, Raptors, Cavs & Other NBA Teams' New Court Designs Leaked

Clippers, Raptors, Cavs & Other NBA Teams' New Court Designs Leaked

Clippers, Raptors, Cavs & Other NBA Teams' New Court Designs Leaked

Clippers, Raptors, Cavs & Other NBA Teams' New Court Designs Leaked

Clippers, Raptors, Cavs & Other NBA Teams' New Court Designs Leaked

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Lil Uzi Vert, Jeezy & Missy Elliott Conquer This Week’s "FIRE EMOJI" Playlist

This week’s edition the FIRE EMOJI playlist begins on a subtler note than last. The new entrants represent a wide field interests, beginning with Missy Elliott‘s submission  “Throw It Back” in a year where she’s been on the receiving end the greatest plaudits imaginable for musicians in North America, whether it’s through her enshrinement in the Songwriter’s Hall Fame, or simply the way she’s bandied about in conversation. Adding her to your barbershop Top 50 is a good place to start; kudos to her for turning back the clock in the week that was Sunday the 18th through Saturday the 24th August.

This notion second or third chances remained consistent throughout the week. Yo Gotti, himself a veteran type by most people’s standards, kept his rep going strong by mixing with the new generation- “Pose” his collaboration with Lil Uzi Vert earning him a spot above other deserving candidates. Elsewhere, Jeezy and Rick Ross figure in the conversation as well, f the strength “’06” – as did Moneybagg Yo, Wiz Khalifa, Peewee Longway, Tyga, Brockhampton, Lizzo and DaBaby for an ensemble cast like no other in recent memory. Enjoy your listening and be sure to follow all HNHH Spotify playlists below

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Kieran Culkin Opens Up About Michael Jackson Allegations

Kieran Culkin, brother child-star Macaulay Culkin and successful actor in his own right, has been making press rounds for the upcoming season HBO’s Succession. During a recent sit-down with The Guardian, Culkin answered some questions about Michael Jackson and the documentary Leaving Neverland from earlier this year.

When asked directly, Culkin claimed that he hasn’t spoken with a publicist on how to handle the situation but had this to say, “To me, it seems like there’s two sides to this thing and because I can’t be helpful on one side or the other, anything I say and anything that gets put out in print could only hurt somebody and there’s already a lot really hurt feelings. There are already a lot people who are in a difficult position and if I contribute in any way, it’s just going to hurt someone because I can’t actually help.”

Kieran Culkin Opens Up About Michael Jackson AllegationsWin McNamee /Getty s

Michael Jackson and his estate have always denied any allegations pertaining to sexual misconduct. Jackson has stated publically that he shared a bed with both Kieran and Macaulay Culkin at the Neverland ranch. In a 2003 documentary, Living With Michael, Jackson explained, “When Macaulay Culkin was little], Kieran Culkin would sleep on this side and Macaulay Culkin on this side, his sister is in there. We’re all just jammed in the bed. Then, we’d wake up, like, dawn and go in the hot air balloon.” Macaulay Culkin has defended Jackson in the past. 

 

Arnold Schwarzenegger & The Joker Added To "Mortal Kombat 11"

As if there wasn’t enough anxiety choice in choosing a Mortal Kombat main. It’s bad enough having to pick between such classics as Raiden, Sub Zero, Scorpion, and course Sheeva. But now, now they’ve gone and added some genuine pop culture icons. Of course, it’s not the first time they’ve done this, but this time might just be the biggest expansion yet. From now to next March, look for Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Terminator, The Joker, and Spawn to be added to the eclectic cast.

Though the ficial reveal trailer has yet to showcase the characters in action, it does set the table for the madness to come. Also included in the upcoming Kombat Pack DLC are longtime mainstays Shang Tsung, Nightwolf, and Sindel, but the three cultural staples are likely to garner the most buzz. It’s not entirely to see Joker slide into the MK universe, given that he was already an established presence in Injustice, a game designed by NetherRealm Studios – the studio responsible for Mortal Kombat 11. 

Should you be among the rabid player base, sound f in the comments. Will you be buying this new DLC pack? If so, the release dates for each character are as follows:

Shang Tsung & Nightwolf – Available now
Terminator – October 8th
Sindel – November 26th
Joker – January 28th
Spawn – March 17th

Dutch Regulators Force Ticketmaster to Refund Fees on Canceled Events

Ticketmaster Netherlands has announced that it has adopted a new policy that will provide refunds on ticket service fees to events that were postponed or canceled.

They are the first ticket agency in the country to adopt such a policy, and they did so after both a Dutch consumer affairs association and a government regulatory agency requested them and others to modify the policy.

When fans in The Netherlands — and most other countries — buy a ticket to an event such as a concert, ticketing agencies like Ticketmaster add a bevy of surcharges.  These fees range anywhere from 2-10 euros and are mostly tolerated by consumers.  But until now, they were nonrefundable regardless of whether the event happened or not.

Last month, the Dutch Consumers Association, which is also known as the Consumentenbond, demanded that ticket agencies change their service fee policy. They indicated that there was no good legal reason not to refund the service fee along with the price of the actual ticket when a scheduled event fails to take place.

The Authority for Consumers and Markets (ACM), which is a government organization that protects consumer rights, agreed with Consumentenbond.

At the moment, the Live Nation-owned Ticketmaster is the largest ticket agency in the country. But Eventim, which is the second-largest agency, is said believed to be quickly narrowing the gap.  While Eventim has yet to change its service fee policy, the ACM is asking that it and other ticket agencies in the country follow the policy as well.

The price of seeing concerts in the Netherlands has been getting higher, irrespective of service fees. Not only did the price of concert tickets rise 3% this past year, but value-added taxes (VAT) on concert tickets rose as well, from 6% to 9%.

Netflix Finally Announces Drake’s "Top Boy" Premiere Date

The revival  Top Boy has been in the works from some time now ever since Drake  announced his role in bringing the British cult following back on the television airwaves back in 2017. While the “Feel No Ways” singer was performing in London back in April, he debuted the trailer for his fans that showcase some the events set to take place in the 10-episode season run. 

As we posted, the show will pick up right where it left f when it got canceled in the UK, following the lives Sully and Dushane who continue to do what they have to so they can be the leaders London’s underground drug trade. The latest news surrounding the series comes from the show’s ficial Twitter account where they responded to an eager fan looking to get a premiere date. Plain and simple, the response was “13th September” letting us know to mark our calendars for the arrival. 

Considering the mega success HBO’s Euphoriawhere Drake played executive producer, we only have high hopes for the next show he’s attached to. Who’s watching?

50 Cent Throws More Shade At Wendy Williams On Instagram

Last weekend, the ongoing 50 CentWendy Williams rivalry was fired up again when 50 tried to kick her out his Tycoon Pool Party. He posted a video on Instagram her being asked to leave the party with the caption: “You can’t just show up to my PARTY if you been talking about me. BITCH wait out side.” Williams’ only retaliation to this power move by 50 was posting photos with Snoop Dogg in the party, proving his plans were foiled. 50 learned from this experience and made sure he would not be defeated again. He explicitly told security at his Madison Square Garden showing  Power‘s new season premiere that Wendy Williams was not to be allowed in the building – and she was not. 

Despite that victory under his belt, 50 seems to still not be satisfied with his Wendy to teardown. On Friday night, he publicly mocked her again by reposting a photo her and comedian, Tiffany Haddish. In reference to Wendy’s head poking out from behind Tiffany, 50 wrote this caption: “Tiffany wait, there’s a monster on your shoulder don’t move.” Not one to believe in any limits, he even went as far as calling her an “ugly motherf*****.” Wendy might be fine with being excluded from some parties, but criticisms this harsh might cause her to respond differently – maybe even aggressively. 

"Black Panther 2’s" Release Date Has Been Officially Unveiled

Lo and behold, Marvel fanatics and film buffs alike, can rest happy with the knowledge Black Panther 2′s theatrical release: May 6, 2022. Ryan Coogler and his creative figureheads were on hand at Disney’s D23 Expo this weekend to share the news, as well as other details such as the progress they’ve made since they sitting down to write the script (Oct. 2018).

“We’re really hard at work on it trying to give you something special,” director Ryan Coogler told those in attendance while at the podium. “We’re gonna take our time; we want it to be right.”

If I understand Coogler correctly, he and his cohorts are going to take their time with their brainchild in order to set it right. In the interim, Marvel fans will be asked to enjoy the other, less striking titles in the itinerary, be it another The Eternals starring Gemma Chan or the Black Widow spinf starring Scarlett Johansson, all slated to hit theaters in the middle to late months 2020.

The 3-year window leaves Marvel fans with enough a cool-f period, after witnessing what is likely to be a sh-storm political content leading up to, and after the Presidential Elections in 2020. Make like an oracle, and be your own superhero for once.

Ariana Grande’s Lawsuit Over "God Is A Woman" Has Been Dropped

As reported back in February, Ariana Grande has been facing a lawsuit over her “God is a Woman” music video for many months now. Finally, that suit has been dropped. According to The Blast, Las Vegas-based artist, Vladimir Kush and his company Kush Fine Arts Las Vegas filed a notice voluntary dismissal, effecting ending his suit against the pop-star. 

The notice reads, “Plaintiffs VLADIMIR KUSH and KUSH FINE ARTS LAS VEGAS, INC. hereby give notice that the above-captioned action is voluntarily dismissed against all Defendants, with prejudice, as the parties have reached a resolution.”

Originally, the fense stemmed from a shot soon after the one-minute mark in her music video. A woman appears inside a fire atop a candle in the sky. Kush believes this idea was stolen from a painting he finished twenty-years-ago. The piece was apparently copyrighted in 1999 and 2000. The amount for which he was suing is unspecified. Alongside Grande, Universal Music Group, the video’s director, producer, and production company were all listed in the suit. 

The case, as well as all charges that have been filed against the aforementioned parties, will be dismissed. Check out the music video for Ariana Grande’s “God is a Woman” below.

Real Estate Agent Found Stealing from Homes of Usher, Adam Lambert

A pair of real estate agents in Beverly Hills are accused of stealing from celebrities’ homes in Southern California.

Prosecutors say real estate agent Jason Emil Yaselli and Benjamin Eitan Ackerman have been charged with seven criminal counts. They are accused of stealing more than $500,000 through fraud and embezzlement.

According to the County district attorney’s office, some victims included and .

Ackerman was arrested on August 16th while Yaselli was arrested on Wednesday. For almost two years, the duo managed to steal luxury items from 14 homes. The items were then sold, and the money was used to make payments on Yaselli’s credit card.

Prosecutors say the men identified their targets and then committed the burglaries during open houses. Thefts occurred in Beverly Hills and the Los Angeles neighborhoods of West Hollywood, Hollywood Hills, and Brentwood.

Both men have been charged with money laundering, residential burglary, and identify theft. Conspiracy to commit robbery and money laundering are also included in the charges.

Ackerman has pleaded not guilty to the charges at his arraignment on Monday. His bail is currently set at $1.2 million. Yaselli is expected to be arraigned later today.

According to authorities, Ackerman was arrested in connection to the burglaries last year. However, he was released after prosecutors could not definitively link him to the thefts.

His attorneys say they will have no better chance to do so now. His attorneys accuse the district attorney of trying to attract public attention to the case by name dropping.

“The district attorney’s press release, by specifically naming Usher Raymond and Adam Lambert as alleged victims, only emphasizes what we have believed from day one, that this is a publicity driven prosecution.

The people’s case is no better today than it was a year ago. Unlike a fine wine, this case does not get better with age. Mr. Ackerman is not just presumed to be innocent; he is, in fact innocent.”

If the duo is convicted, they face a maximum sentence of 31 years in state prison.

Drake, Lizzo, A Tribe Called Quest, Mac Miller & More Flourish On Obama’s 2019 Summer Playlist

Former president Barack Obama is back with his annual summer playlist and this year is just as diverse as ever. Obama tweeted out a screenshot of the 44-track sonic adventure on Saturday morning (August 24).

“With summer winding down, here’s a sampling of what Michelle and I have been listening to — some new, some old, some fast, some slow. Hope you enjoy.”

From Drake’s “Too Good” collaboration with Rihanna and The Spinners classic “I’ll Be Around” to Beyoncé, JAY-Z, Childish Gambino and Oumou Sangaré’s “MOOD 4 EVA”and Lizzo’s “Juice,” Obama’s tastes are all over the place.

Obama, who’s always been outspoken about his love for Hip Hop, also included Lauryn Hill’s classic “Doo-Wop (That Thing),” SZA’s “Go Gina,” Mac Miller and Anderson .Paak’s “Dang” and — yep! — Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus’ massive hit, “Old Town Road (Remix).” 

And for those Hip Hop purists, A Tribe Called Quest’s “Can I Kick It?” and Erick Sermon’s “Music” featuring Marvin Gaye is on the list as well.

Check it out above (obviously).

Instagram Gallery: An Introduction To Lil Tecca

Just as the leagues rappers before him who used their SoundCloud popularity as a springboard to mainstream success, Lil Tecca is now fully in the spotlight as an up-and-coming artist to watch. At just 16-years-old, the Queens-bred rapper currently boasts the No. 8 spot on the coveted Billboard Hot 100 chart with his breakout hit “Ran$om,” a followup to viral hits like “Molly Girl” and “Bossanova.” Riding the hot-right-now wave melodic rap as an entry point into the industry, Lil Tecca’s dulcet beats and goy, down-to-earth social media personality signal staying power far beyond his teen peers who found fame just as quickly.

“I just be chilling on the internet, really,” says Tecca his vibrant Instagram following. “And I don’t go to the internet to do the most. I try to not look at what anyone else does and just stay in my own lane. Like tunnel vision, you feel me? I’m not looking at everyone else. So yeah, everything you see from me on the internet, it’s coming from me. It’s not coming from no one else.” 

“The internet is a place where it’s very easy to get attention. It’s a good thing, but it can be bad,” he continues, rounding his surprisingly balanced outlook regarding the marriage between internet popularity and track performance. “That’s why I don’t talk about dumb stuff on Instagram. There’s so many people watching. I don’t think I’m a face for the youth, but they like me, I guess.”

If you haven’t vibed yet to the cool, laid-back vibe Lil Tecca’s melodic rap anthem well on its way to the top the Billboard 100, keep reading for an Instagram introduction to this young artist on the rise. 


Stats

1,000,000 views is a major accomplishment, especially for a teenager who is just starting to explore his own sound. 

Live Show 

Judging by the way Tecca commanded the crowd at this Chicago show, he is far from just an “internet rapper.” 

YBN

Tecca wasn’t lying when he told Billboard that he “really fuck swith YBN. They’re fire. I be talking to Nahmir and he’s funny.” 

2x Platinum 

Here, Tecca links up with Menohbeats, a 2x platinum producer best known for linking up with Lil Skies.

Ran$om 

Even in the studio, Tecca knew that his breakout “Ran$om” was a chart-worthy hit. 

Taz Taylor 

Incredibly, Lil Tecca’s work in the studio has even caught the attention Grammy-nominated producer Taz Taylor who has worked with hip-hop heavyweights like Drake and Future

You Made It 

Proud to take note his accomplishments, Lil Tecca couldn’t help but shout out one the first times his social media popularity filtered into digital media. 

Love Me 

Now boasting nearly 7 million views on Youtube, Tecca’s got another hit on his hands with “Love Me.” Here, the rapper gets down in the studio while putting the finishing touches on the track. 

NY

For a NY artist, there’s nothing quite like seeing an ad for your hit single in Times Square. 

BTS

Here’s a behind-the-scenes shot the visual for “Ran$om” which is sure to soon break the 100,000,000 mark (with a tongue-in-cheek caption referencing his happy ending fer).  

Steve Nash Doesn’t Think DeMarcus Cousins Should Quit On His NBA Dream

Even in his darkest hour, DeMarcus Cousins has the support his former colleague Steve Nash. For those who haven’t followed Nash’s exploit post-retirement, the former NBA MVP is currently employed as a player development consultant for the Golden State Warriors, the team Cousins played for down the stretch last season. Now contracted to the Los Angeles Lakers, Cousins has been contemplating retirement since rupturing his ACL this fseason. Boogie spent much last season on the shelf rehabbing his Achilles tendon, at the expense garnering a lucrative longterm like those signed by his peers in recent years.

With regards to whether DeMarcus should hang ’em up for good, Steve Nash doesn’t think the current Laker has reached his end, even though it’s not for him to decide. Only Cousins holds the keys to his future as a pressional athlete beyond this season. “He shouldn’t retire,” Nash told a TMZ field reporter who caught up with him this weekend. “He’s still a young guy. He’s had a horrible run, but he has a fighting spirit. He’s a competitor. He’s gone through a lot already, he can do it.”

“I was just ready to quit,” Cousins confided in ESPN’s Rachel Nichols during a sitdown exchange. “Like, throw the towel in…Human nature is the first thing. It’s like, ‘Why? Why me? Why now? What did I do wrong? Why do I deserve this?'” If Steve Nash, a consummate pressional in every sense the word, sees a future in DeMarcus Cousins, then by Jove, there’s an inner conversation to be had.

Nike Air Max 90 "Viotech" Coming Soon: On-Foot Images

The colorful Nike Air Max 90 “Viotech” is reportedly on track to release August 29 at select Nike retailers.

The colorway and design the Air Max 90 is inspired by the classic Nike SB Dunk Low “Viotech” that originally debuted in 2002 as a Japan-exclusive. Those beloved Dunks are rumored to return sometime this Fall although a release date has not yet been revealed.

Nike Air Max 90 "Viotech" Coming Soon: On-Foot s

Nike Air Max 90 Viotech/Titolo

Just like the original “Viotech” Nike SB Dunk Low, the upcoming Nike Air Max 90 sports a rainbow colors throughout the sueded upper, highlighted by the sneaker’s namesake Viotech purple around the mudguard and portions  the outsole.

Continue scrolling for additional on-foot images, courtesy Titolo, and set aside $140 if you’re feeling the eye-catching design.

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Nike Air Max 90 Viotech/Titolo

Nike Air Max 90 "Viotech" Coming Soon: On-Foot s

Nike Air Max 90 Viotech/Titolo

Nike Air Max 90 "Viotech" Coming Soon: On-Foot s

Nike Air Max 90 Viotech/Titolo

Nike Air Max 90 "Viotech" Coming Soon: On-Foot s

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