J.I.D. Reveals What His Name Means

For Reebok Classic’s Alter the Icons SS19 marketing campaign, Atlanta’s personal J.I.D. unveiled the which means behind his three-letter title.

“J.I.D got here from my grandmother,” he says. “It stands for jittery. The method she mentioned it was just a bit totally different. It sound like J-I-D.”

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Listening to the phrases in his music, the Dreamville artist refers to himself as JID, the phrase altogether and naturally, spelled out as J-I-D.

The DiCaprio 2 lyricist additionally shares his influences and inspirations in music in addition to what it means to be genuine.

“I’m tremendous impressed by the old fashioned,” J.I.D. says, “You’ve received to take the authenticity of what’s already created and mirror it in your individual method.”

J.I.D. is at present wrapping up the final of his Australia dates earlier than his Catch Me If You Can Tour hits America in March.

The Spillage Village member is likely one of the newest Hip Hop acts to hook up with Reebok Classics for a sneaker marketing campaign this 12 months. Last week, Cardi B supplied her information on 90s slang and fellow East Atlanta native Future starred within the Reebok’s newest advert for his or her Aztec kick.

Peep a few of J.I.D.’s Reebok’s Alter the Icons SS19 seems to be under.

J.I.D. Reveals What His Name Means
J.I.D. Reveals What His Name Means
J.I.D. Reveals What His Name Means
J.I.D. Reveals What His Name Means
J.I.D. Reveals What His Name Means

COASTCITY: "Caribbean Soul" Is The Name, The Game & The Aim

Los Angeles, CA – Time is cash for COASTCITY.

For the upstart Latin duo, touring all through the nation and overseas for reveals and work alternatives has grow to be a routine a part of life, and their cease in Los Angeles is simply as hectic as you’d count on. When I arrive at Nature’s Brew close to downtown to fulfill with them, their noon break is something however, with producer Danny Flores’ head buried in his laptop computer as he tweaks the combination to their upcoming single.

“I’m actually bouncing tracks proper now as we do that interview. I’m right here although,” he says with a heat smile.

COASTCITY could also be lower than a yr faraway from the discharge of their self-titled debut EP, however they’re the furthest factor from being new to the music business. Since starting their careers over a decade in the past, Danny Flores and Jean Rodriguez have labored with a few of music’s greatest names comparable to CNCO and Beyonce, respectively, however it wasn’t till 2017 that they determined to formalize their musical connection and check the waters as a duo.

“Danny was out right here in L.A., and I got here to work on my solo album that was going to be titled COASTCITY,” Jean says. “I used to be already at that time, we had been doing a lot collectively, I wished to market the entire venture as artist/producer.”

The two first met again in 2006, when Jean was getting ready for a pageant look in Orlando. Jean wanted band members to help him on stage, and after a pal advised Danny as a possible possibility, the singer satisfied the producer to go to him in Miami so they may get a way of one another’s on-stage chemistry.

“I assumed he performed merengue,” Jean says with amusing as he recalled his first impression of his future teammate. “He had a shiny shirt and white sneakers; I opened the door and was like ‘Woah, okay.’”

Still, Danny’s willingness to drive over three hours only for a preliminary assembly spoke volumes to Jean, and earlier than lengthy the 2 had been plotting the primary of many stay reveals. Over a decade later, their debut venture reveals the kind of synchronization you’d count on from them by now, with Jean’s vocals completely complementing the glowing, luxurious instrumentals by the use of Danny. At seven songs, it’s solely the start of what’s to come back from the rising duo, however nonetheless did greater than sufficient to earn them a GRAMMY Nomination for Best Latin Urban/Alternative/Rock Album.

“The first album, we had been creating the sound of COASTCITY; the second is the sound of COASTCITY,” Danny says. “Just with the ability to establish what that’s, so now, you’ll hear that Caribbean Soul all through the complete new document.”

Spend a couple of minutes speaking to the 2 artists behind COASTCITY, and also you’ll hear that buzzword ‘Caribbean Soul’ come up early and sometimes. It’s a strategy to describe their distinctive model of Latin R&B, involving vivid manufacturing decisions and luxurious soundscapes handled with a breezy, natural groove. The relaxed, but invigorating vibe particularly matches with Jean’s private vitality, forming the idea of what he listens to in his free time in addition to what he needs to create.

“I might be on the fitness center listening to straight R&B,” he says. “I’m simply all the time on that chill mode.”

It applies to Danny as effectively, though he admits he’s extra liable to flashes of anger. When his breakfast burrito arrives halfway by our dialog, the frustration on his face is obvious, and he’s fast to voice his displeasure on the burrito being “a little bit too sloppy.” Eventually, he reorders a plate of bacon and scrambled eggs which fulfill his urge for food, even when he says the plate is a little bit too soiled for his liking.

“You’ve seen these Snickers commercials, ‘you’re not you once you’re hungry,’ Jean says. “That’s Danny.”

Still, it’s that exact consideration to element that makes their self-titled EP such a top quality product, with impeccable preparations that permit every component within the combine to superbly construct off one another. Both Jean and Danny are closely concerned within the engineering course of, taking the additional time to get the right pre-mix and typically dealing with the whole thing of the method themselves.

When it involves their track creation course of, it’s equally interwoven; typically Jean will ship over a free melody for Danny to flesh out, or Danny will deal with nearly all of the beat making course of and permit Jean to deal with the lyrics. You’ll not often hear Danny’s vocals on a observe, however on their upcoming single “Salvaje” he steps to the mic to spit a verse, including new dynamics to enhance Jean’s singing.

“I’m popping out rapping a little bit bit, I believe it’s the primary time,” he says. “Other than that I’ll do lots of background vocals. It simply sort of occurred that means, however it sounded dope, so we left it.”

Now that the duo has laid the muse for the COASTCITY sound, they’re having fun with the liberty to really dig into the writing course of and do extra with their lyrics. Their subsequent album can be a way more private assortment than the primary, a venture which they are saying was a lot simpler to put in writing now that the template is totally in focus.

“That first album is a masterpiece that we’re very pleased with, however we tried lots of various things,” Jean says. “Now we all know what works and what didn’t, in a way, so it actually paved the street for the subsequent chapter.”

Relive the COASTCITY EP down under and comply with the duo on Instagram @coastcity for extra updates.

Adidas And Sneakersnstuff Team Up For Exclusive Nite Jogger

Adidas revealed a pair months again that they’d be popping out with the Nite Jogger, a retro-inspired runner that makes use of a lift midsole and a well-recognized wanting design. The first Night Jogger launched in black, orange, and blue, with extra colorways anticipated to drop someday within the new future. One these colorways that’s set to drop quickly is an element a collaboration with Sneakersnstuff, which is a model that Adidas has collaborated with prior to now. 

This new collaboration is wanting fairly slick, with a black mesh higher and hits flashy colours. Blue, yellow, and even some pink highlights might be present in low doses all through the sneaker. Meanwhile, the increase midsole is wearing white. There are additionally some reflective panels on the perimeters which makes these sneakers shine at midnight.

Adidas And Sneakersnstuff Team Up For Exclusive Nite Jogger


If you are trying to cop these in any respect, you’ll get them over at sneakersnstuff.com on March ninth for $140 USD.

Check out the particular particulars the shoe, courtesy Sole Collector:

SNS x Adidas Nite Jogger
Release Date: 03/09/19
Color: Black/Carbon-Grey Six
Style #: EE9462
Price: $140

R. Kelly Urinated On 14-Year-Old Girl In New Sex Tape According To Lawyer

Each time alleged new particulars concerning the recently-uncovered R. Kelly intercourse tapes are introduced, the extra disturbing they get. Many members the hip-hop group have utterly written f the disgraced singer after particulars his alleged abuse grew to become public by means of the Surviving R. Kelly docuseries. Michael Avenatti has been virtually instrumental in updating individuals concerning the Kelly case, tweeting out information concerning the singer and informing the general public on what he is develop into conscious . This week, he famous that in a single the brand new intercourse tapes in possession the Chicago Police, R. Kelly repeatedly tells his sexual partner to give him “that 14-year-old p***y.” Now, it is being reported that he additionally urinated on the woman a number of instances within the video.

R. Kelly Urinated On 14-Year-Old Girl In New Sex Tape According To Lawyer
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According to The Daily Beast, R. Kelly instructs the woman to carry out sure sexual acts on him earlier than urinating on her. Avenatti says that the singer pees on her face, vagina, anus, and her proper breast. He additionally penetrates her vaginally, anally, and orally within the disturbing footage. The woman reportedly admits her age a number of instances whereas on digicam.

Avenatti is doing every part in his energy to take down R. Kelly. He’s been probably the most vocal legal professional going up towards him, recurrently sharing particulars that may shock anyone. “This is a foul man,” mentioned Avenatti in dialogue with The Daily Beast. “This man is a psychopath. There’s no query about it and when this factor lastly will get busted large open, individuals are going to be shocked on the stage depravity. I do know I’m.”

R. Kelly Urinated On 14-Year-Old Girl In New Sex Tape According To Lawyer
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Travis Scott Reportedly Staying Clear From Jordyn Woods Drama

Travis Scott has another excuse to be pleased about the success  Astroworld and it is not as a result of any Billboard accomplishment or accolade. According to TMZ, the rapper’s tour is retaining him as far-off as potential from the Kardashian-Jenner family amid the Jordyn Woods scandal. The rapper touches down in Buffalo tonight, retaining him miles and miles away from the Calabasas controversy.

Travis Scott Reportedly Staying Clear From Jordyn Woods Drama
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Apparently, the household has “declared warfare” on Tristan Thompson for hooking up with Jordyn whereas they’ve urged Kylie to chop ties together with her finest good friend. She’s agreed however everybody thinks she’s really indecisive her choice as a result of her tightknit relationship with Jordyn.

While Travis Scott may be appreciating the tour life now greater than ever, he has been making an attempt to carry does his girl all through all of it and lending her an ear each time she wants somebody to pay attention. However, he does not actually have any sides to select from so finally, he is going together with no matter Kylie’s choice is.

While he is been distancing himself from the Kardashians in California, he was just lately honored with the key to the city Houston, Texas earlier this month. The mayor town offered the important thing to Scott on stage and revealed that they will be constructing a brand new amusement park because of the enthusiasm he introduced with Astroworld.

“We owe a lot to this man for retaining Houston on the map,” the Mayor mentioned about Travis. “With ‘Astroworld,’ man, and people us that bear in mind Astroworld, and since him, we’re gonna deliver one other amusement theme park again to town. This metropolis loves you.”

Robert Kraft Pleads Not Guilty In Prostitution Case

New England Patriots proprietor Robert Kraft has formally entered a not responsible plea in his prostitution case, based on courtroom information obtained by TMZ Sports

As you all nicely know, Kraft has been charged with soliciting prostitution on the Orchids Asia Day Spa in Jupiter, Florida, and ficials say there’s video proof the 77-year outdated receiving oral intercourse in change for cash.

“The defendant Robert Kraft hereby pleads not responsible to all fees and requests a non-jury trial within the above-styled trigger,” the courtroom paperwork state, based on TMZ

The videotaped incidents occurred on January 19 and January 20, the identical day the Patriots performed the Kansas City Chiefs within the AFC Championship sport. 

Officials describe Kraft’s go to to the Orchids Asia Day Spa:

“worker] escorted Kraft to a room recognized as JPPD Cam 2. There, the 2 hugged one another and Kraft took f all his clothes, laid face up on the therapeutic massage desk and worker] hugged him once more. At roughly 1102hrs. (Employee) started manipulating Kraft’s penis and testicles after which put her head down by his penis. This went on a number of minutes.”

“After a couple of minutes, worker] wiped Kraft within the space his genitals with a white towel, helped him dress and hugged him once more. Kraft gave worker] one $100 invoice plus no less than one different unidentifiable invoice.” 

If convicted, Kraft faces as much as a yr in jail. 

Khalid Announces New Album "Free Spirit" With Cover Art & Release Date

Khalid burst onto the scene a pair years in the past with American Teen and though the challenge did not hit straight away, it grew to become a complete sensation in the summertime and all through the final 12 months. Khalid has accomplished his ascent into R&B superstardom, being acknowledged by main figures like Beyoncé, Barack Obama and others. He’s a favourite for a lot of and contemplating final 12 months was somewhat quiet in phrases new music from the El Paso native, Khalid seems to be set on making 2019 his 12 months.

Khalid Announces New Album "Free Spirit" With Cover Art & Release Date
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We’ve beforehand heard “Talk,” which acted because the lead-up single to at this time’s announcement. Suncity was a pleasant little challenge nevertheless it’s time for the singer to get locked and loaded, finishing his sophomore album and asserting its launch date at this time. The full-length follow-up to American Teen shall be titled Free Spirit, a reputation that Khalid has toyed round with prior to now. The younger vocalist instructed his followers social media that it will be dropping on April 5, unveiling the duvet artwork and likewise setting a pre-order date in March. 

The art work sees Khalid standing on prime a van within the desert, his arms outstretched to actually painting the emotion within the album’s title. Are you wanting ahead to seeing what sort course Khalid heads on this time round?

"Avengers: Endgame" Already Projected To Shatter Box Office Records

Avengers: Infinity War presently stands triumphant as a reigning field fice champion, holding it down as one the very best grossing movies all time. As now, the Marvel hit sits at quantity 4 in general worldwide consumption, behind Black Panther, Avatar, and Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Now, with the conclusion set to reach on April 26th, projections already point out that Avengers: Endgame will surpass its predecessor, and fairly probably those who stand above it. After all, Infinity War ended on a cliffhanger, which bodes nicely for the upcoming chapter.

"Avengers: Endgame" Already Projected To Shatter Box Office Records

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As it occurs, Bloomberg’ Researcher Exhibitor Relations has already projected the opening (home)weekend numbers: $282 million. Should these projections change into actuality, Endgame might be nicely on the way in which in shattering many present information. Though some worries have arisen in regards to the expansive (and nonetheless unconfirmed) three-hour runtime, it appears possible that audiences might be pleased to sit down by means of regardless of the Endgame brings. 

In quick, these retaining rating can count on Endgame to search out large success on the box-fice, and probably dethrone a couple of reigning champions within the course of. Are you seeking to purchase a ticket?

Air Jordan 1 x Nike SB "Light Bone" Coming Soon: New Images

Nike SB and Jordan Brand are linking up as soon as once more for a number of Air Jordan 1 collabs this yr, following up the wildly standard Lance Mountain Air Jordan 1 collabs that dropped again in 2014.

Similar to the Lance Mountain rendition, the upcoming Air Jordan 1 High OG x Nike SB will reportedly come geared up with a scratch away higher that reveals a unique colour scheme beneath. The ficial colour code is listed as “Light Bone/Crimson Tint-Hyper Pink-Black.”

As seen within the newest batch  photos revealed by @AJsole23, the 2019 Air Jordan 1 High OG x Nike SB collab seems to characteristic a fundamental mild bone/black colorway, with hits “Hyper Pink” and “Crimson Tint” that may turn into extra outstanding as soon as the kicks are worn down.

Official launch particulars haven’t but been introduced, however sneaker supply @zsneakerheadz reviews that the kicks shall be arriving a while in April.

In addition to the AJ1 High x Nike SB, two separate Air Jordan 1 Low x Nike SB collabs are additionally within the works. Click here for extra particulars on that.

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Young Thug Claims Icebox Jewelry Tried To Exploit Him, Wants Lawsuit Tossed: Report

Last 12 months, Icebox Jewelry retailer sued Young Thug after claiming the rapper has but to pay f a $115Ok debt. However, the rapper fired again on the lawsuit, claiming the jewellery retailer tried to fraud him and now, he desires the whole go well with thrown out.

Young Thug Claims Icebox Jewelry Tried To Exploit Him, Wants Lawsuit Tossed: Report
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According to The Blast, Young Thug claims Icebox Jewelry retailer tried to screw him out a ton cash after attempting to befriend him. The rapper claims that the jewellery retailer tried to take benefit him and utterly denies the allegations initially made within the go well with. The rapper identified that regardless of the actual fact they sued him, they’re nonetheless utilizing his picture on social media.

“Over the course a number of months, and on a number of events, Plaintiff solicited Williams and urged him to simply accept costly jewellery with out requiring any cost up-front,” it reads within the doc. Thug provides that this “predatory enterprise follow involving assurances a pleasant and accommodating transaction with versatile phrases to be labored out at a later date, adopted by unilaterally set cost phrases and deadlines, led to the moment lawsuit.”

Thug desires the whole go well with thrown out and claims the jewellery retailer dedicated fraud in opposition to him. 

In the go well with, Icebox alleges to have let Thug maintain onto $200Ok that the rapper promised to pay f at a later date. They mentioned he paid $95Ok however has an unpaid steadiness $115,090.

Thug was sued for the remaining steadiness and $250Ok in punitive damages.

Nike, Brooklyn Nets Sued By Coogi Over Biggie Tribute Uniforms

Coogi is suing the NBA, Nike and the Brooklyn Nets over their “Spread Love” uniforms that honor the late Biggie Smalls.

In a lawsuit filed Wednesday in Manhattan federal courtroom (H/T The New York Post), Coogi claims Brooklyn’s 2018-19 Nike City Edition jerseys, that includes a sample known as “Brooklyn Camo,” imitates its distinctive, colourful — and copyrighted designs. 

“The defendants] have been effectively conscious that Biggie neither wore nor rapped about something referred to as ‘Brooklyn Camo,” the lawsuit reads, in line with The Post. “But they created, marketed and bought and distributed ‘Brooklyn Camo’ merchandise in order to confuse shoppers concerning the connection between their items… and Coogi.”

The all black uniforms are highlighted by the controversial Coogi-themed, multi-color “Brooklyn Camo” sample that runs down the perimeters the jersey and shorts and alongside the sleeve and neckline piping. 

The Nets debuted the “Spread Love” Biggie tribute uniforms on November 17, and have worn them in choose video games since. In whole, Brooklyn plans to rock the particular version jerseys for a complete 19 video games in the 2018-19 season.

Nike, Brooklyn Nets Sued By Coogi Over Biggie Tribute Uniforms

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Big Sean & Ariana Grande Get Close At A Los Angeles Studio

With all indicators pointing to a break-up between Big Sean and Jhené Aiko, Sean could also be trying to re-spark just a few flames from the previous. The Detroit rapper was one Ariana Grande‘s most well-known boyfriends and after they broke up, it felt like she saved making an attempt to chase the love that they as soon as shared. She attached with Mac Miller, Pete Davidson, and others and now, she’s having fun with life as a single lady. Last night time, step one a reunion between Grande and Sean passed off with the 2 sharing a automobile outdoors a Los Angeles studio.

Ariana Grande was on the studio final night time when Big Sean pulled up. When she discovered that her ex-boyfriend had arrived, she met up with him within the parking zone, spending just a few moments within the automobile. They performed with one her canines and bought fairly shut with TMZ reporting that they have been “cozied up.” When it was all mentioned and executed, the 2 truly left collectively in Sean’s whip. Where they went from there’s unknown.

When Ari launched the video to “thank u, subsequent” her diary included references to her well-known exes, together with one for Big Sean. The web page read that he “could still get it.” Maybe that is precisely what occurred final night time. Do you assume they’re contemplating getting again collectively?

Big Sean & Ariana Grande Get Close At A Los Angeles Studio
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New "Game Of Thrones" Character Posters Have Arrived

The last season  Game Of Thrones is sort of upon us, set to premiere on Sunday, April 14th. And whereas the primary ficial trailer has but to reach, it might seem that HBO has determined to indicate a bit mom’s mercy, within the type a number of character posters. The newly launched batch pictures encompasses a recurring theme – each residing (main) character seated atop the Iron Throne.

Included amongst them are Jon Snow, Daenerys Targeryen, Jaime Lannister, present seat-holder Cersei Lannister, Northern-armor clad Jaime Lannister, Tyrion Lannister, Arya Stark, Sansa Stark, The Three-Eyed Raven, Brienne Tarth, Ser Davos Seaworth, Euron Greyjoy, Theon Greyjoy, Ser Jorah Mormont, Grey Woman, Missandei, The Night King, Melisandre, Varys, Samwell Tarly, and Sandor “The Hound” Clegane.

In honor the poster launch, every the aforementioned has been giving their very own emoji, activated by utilizing their respective hashtags. Check out the posters above, and take a second to think about – if the Iron Thrones does certainly survive the wars to return, who would possibly discover themselves seated atop it? 

Demaryius Thomas Arrested For Vehicular Assault: Report

NFL free agent vast receiver Demaryius Thomas was reportedly arrested Wednesday night time for “vehicular assault,” stemming from a February 16 crash in Denver.

According to reports, Thomas was allegedly driving at speeds exceeding 70 MPH in a 30 MPH zone with two folks inside his car when he misplaced management and rolled the automotive a number of occasions on Auraria Parkway close to 12th Street.   

Under Colorado regulation, “vehicular assault” happens when an individual drives recklessly or below the affect alcohol and the driving causes severe bodily harm to a different individual.

Per TMZ Sports:

“Cops and emergency personnel arrived to the scene a short while later and took over — managing to free Thomas and his 2 passengers.

Cops say all three folks within the automotive had been transported to a close-by hospital to be handled for accidents. One the passengers suffered severe bodily accidents in consequence the crash. 

A witness tells TMZ Sports … Thomas appeared to be fantastic apart from a “hellacious knot” on his head.”

Thomas, who was acquired by the Houston Texans via a commerce with the Denver Broncos in October, performed in seven video games for Houston earlier than tearing his left Achilles in a Week 16 matchup towards the Philadelphia Eagles.

The 31-year outdated receiver was launched by the group earlier this month and is subsequently a free agent. 


Michael Jackson’s Nephews Share "MJ" Conspiracies With "Breakfast Club"

Two Michael Jackson’s nephews, Taj And Marlon Jackson, referred to as into the Breakfast Club this morning, for a ten-minute phase which left Charlamagne Tha God utterly aghast with all the brand new “outdated” revelations ripe for the choosing. 

Taj was the primary Michael Jackson’s two nephews to talk on-air. When requested if he’d ever imagined the MJ backlash would observe his uncle to the grave, Taj confirmed a ton resignation to his household’s battle to take care of order. It was Taj who defined his concept a “for-prit” smear marketing campaign, orchestrated by Leaving Neverland director Dan Reed, and numerous others earlier than him.

With the interview was uploaded on the Breakfast Club’s YouTube channel, Charlamagne Tha God did the identical, albeit with an abridged video-audio clip on his Instagram web page, during which he assumed a scornful place towards the music trade as an entire.

“I had no thought MJ was being investigated by the FBI for 10 years and I positively had no thought he owned half all Sony’s publishing. The music trade is EVIL AS FUCK,” he captioned subsequent to the the clip.

Leaving Neverland is about to premiere on Monday (March 4th) in each the UK and on HBO within the United States America. As a end result all of the controversy, MJ’s property has been compelled to slash the sale worth on the Neverland ranch by a whopping $69 million. Stay tuned for extra on this challenge, it seems we have not heard the final Dan Reed, or Michael’s closest kin.