James Harden & Chris Paul Reportedly Had War Of Words After Game 6 Loss

Despite being at a clear advantage with Kevin Durant out the lineup for Golden State, the Houston Rockets were unable to knock f the defending champs in the second round the playfs. The two stars the team, Kevin Durant and Chris Paul were given a heavy dose the blame for the loss and many felt they didn’t do enough to give their team a spot in the Western Conference Finals. After the deciding Game 6, Harden and Paul got into a “verbal exchange” where they showcased their frustrations with each other, according to Shams Charania The Athletic.

Sources close to the team say the two got into it in the locker room before parting ways, as Paul went to the podium for the postgame press conference, while Harden ended up going elsewhere. This war words ended up taking place away from the public which is why we aren’t hearing about it until now.

James Harden & Chris Paul Reportedly Had War Of Words After Game 6 Loss

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In Charania’s report, he also speaks about how Paul was unhappy with Mike D’Antoni’s fense and that it seemed to be stagnating throughout the year. D’Antoni is due for a contract extension so the coach will have to figure it out quickly if the Rockets want to make sure they don’t have a repeat this season, next year.

YFN Lucci Dodges Bullets Days After Drive-By In Another Shooting

What is going on right now? This month, there have been so many shootings and arrests reported and it’s becoming pretty concerning. AAB Hellabandz lost his life in a shooting over Rolling Loud weekend and YFN Lucci, Yo Gotti, Offset, Young Thug, Waka Flocka, and others all had to dodge bullets after being targets themselves. Just days after his mother’s Mercedes Benz G-Wagon was shot up in a drive-by, YFN Lucci was targeted in another shooting. This time, a video was captured the terrifying event at a music video shoot.

YFN Lucci Dodges Bullets Days After Drive-By In Another Shooting
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As reported by HipHopDX, YFN Lucci and Lil Zay Osama were shooting a music video this week when things came to a screeching halt. Out nowhere, shots started ringing out and people scrambled to reach safety. Lucci and Lil Zay Osama are reportedly safe and so far, no injuries or deaths have been reported. The video being circulated online is very short but it does show people running for cover as Lucci stands on a baseball field.

The report notes that several children were on the set the music video. A few them are pictured in the clip. Thankfully, nobody was hurt in the shooting and this ends soon.

Ed Sheeran Announces "No.6 Collaborations" With Chance The Rapper & More

Despite primarily operating in the realms both pop and folk music, Ed Sheeran has earned the respect many in the hip-hop community. From collaborating with Eminem, to remixing Tory Lanez singles, to earning himself a Dreamchasers endorsement from Meek Mill, Sheeran has kept it real where the culture is concerned; he even survived a tete-a-tete with Charlamagne Tha God during a Breakfast Club interview. With a new Chance The Rapper & PnB Rock assisted single on the way, Big Ed has ficially announced the imminent arrival his upcoming No. 6 Collaborations album. 

Picking up where his 2011 No. 5 Collaborations Project left f, Ed took to Instagram to reveal the upcoming July release date, chiming in with a couple thoughts on his making- process. “Before I was signed in 2011, I made an EP called No.5 Collaborations Project,” he reflects. “Since then, I’ve always wanted to do another, so I started No.6 on my laptop when I was on tour last year. I’m a huge fan all the artists I’ve collaborated with and it’s been a lot fun to make.”

Look for No 6. Collaborations to arrive on July 12th, with the newest ficial single hitting worldwide markets at midnight. Check out the album cover below, as well as the mysterious tracklist; it wouldn’t be surprising to see this one unveiled on a piecemeal basis in the coming months. You looking forward to Sheeran’s imminent return?

PSG Air Jordan 6 Rumored To Release In July: Detailed Images

French soccer team Paris Saint-Germain and Jordan Brand are currently locked into a three-year agreement which has the two entities teaming up for various sportswear and lifestyle products. Considering it’s Jumpman we’re talking about here, it’s absolutely no surprise that the two brands would collaborate on some fresh Jordans. So far, there has been a Jordan 1 and a Jordan 5 with an Air Jordan 6 on the way. Earlier in the week, we posted about the first look at this upcoming collaboration and now, we have even more photos thanks to @hanzuying.

As you can tell from the photos, the upper consists black and grey suede, while red accents make their way around the shoe. On the back heel, the Paris Saint-Germain logo is visible, while a Jumpman insignia is smack-dab in the middle. It’s a pretty interesting look and certainly matches the aesthetic the Jordan 1 and 5 that has come from this partnership.

There is no set release date for the shoe just yet but according to the above post, it appears as though this sneaker will be released sometime in July. Stay tuned for any updates on this sneaker as we will be sure to bring them to you.

#DXCLUSIVE: South Coast Coalition Debuts "Third World 3" With Boosie, Mystikal, Curren$y & More

Baton Rouge’s South Coast Coalition has added a new entry to their Third World compilation series. Ahead of its official release this Friday (May 24), the duo premieres an exclusive stream of the album on HipHopDX.

Third World 3 features 24 tracks with contributions by some of the top rappers in Louisiana. Guests include Boosie Badazz, Mystikal, Curren$y, Young Bleed, Max Minelli, T-Bo, Level, Box and Joe Scott, among others.

“Our original idea for the compilation series was to promote unity by featuring artists from all over the city,” SCC’s Mista Matt tells DX. “We decided to put together Third World 3 because die-hard fans kept asking for another Third World compilation on a weekly basis.”

He continues, “The album includes previously unreleased music as well as brand new material. We wanted to include the Baton Rouge veterans, as well as a few upcoming artists. The spotlight is on Baton Rouge more than ever, and we want to see everybody win. We shot six videos to promote the project, which you can view at YouTube.com/SouthCoastCoalition.”

Check out SCC’s Third World 3 stream, cover art and tracklist below.

#DXCLUSIVE: South Coast Coalition Debuts "Third World 3" With Boosie, Mystikal, Curren$y & More

1. Bad Azz – Boosie Badazz
2. Killing You Softly – South Coast Coalition & Mystikal
3. One Of Us – Young Bleed & Max Minelli
4. Bag (Remix) – Muk, Joe Scott, Hot Boy Major & BeezyKKK
5. Lights – Mookie Black
6. Growing Pains – T-Bo
7. Drugs – South Coast Coalition & Max Minelli
8. Issues – Mookie Black
9. Jigg & Step – Mookie Black & Level
10. Bones – Lil Witness
11. SouthSide Savages – Young Bleed
12. Ready For Me – Mookie Black
13. T-Bo (Skit)
14. How The Game Goes – T-Bo, South Coast Coalition, Muk & Curren$y
15. Planet Of The Apes – Box
16. The Struggle – South Coast Coalition & Mookie Black
17. Show Me Something – Muk
18. Get In There – J-Boy
19. For My Villains – Mike Da Hustla & Mookie Black
20. Lil Handy (Skit)
21. Lord’s Gift – Mista Matt
22. Bag – Muk
23. Biddy Bye – Mookie Black & Boosie Badazz
24. Chip Donaldson (Skit)

A Smaller Samsung Smart Speaker Passes Through FCC Testing

Several months after revealing the Galaxy Home, Samsung appears to have another smaller smart speaker on the way.

Recent FCC filing documents show a smaller Samsung smart speaker with a design that resembles its larger Galaxy Home cousin.  The smart speaker features AKG branding on the front with buttons for volume and other controls.  It also appears to feature a micro-USB port on the bottom of the device for charging.

The new Samsung smart speaker carries the model number SM-V310, which is similar to the Galaxy Home’s model number SM-V510. Aside from giving us a picture of the bowl-shaped device, not much else is known about it. The FCC filing does reveal that the speaker will support both WiFi and Bluetooth technology.

Pricing for the smaller Samsung Smart Speaker is currently unknown.

It’s sort of strange to see Samsung prepping another model of a smart speaker when the hasn’t gone on sale yet. Samsung has missed multiple deadlines in regards to the Galaxy Home, which was first introduced alongside the Samsung Galaxy Note 9.

Back in February at the Samsung Unpacked event, Samsung let slip that they expected the speakers to launch in April. Now the South Korean company refuses to address any delay, saying it will launch in the “first half of 2019.” We’ve got about a month left before Samsung misses that deadline and pushes it into the second half of the year.

The Galaxy Home smart speaker is powered by Samsung’s own digital assistant called Bixby, but a recent survey shows that Bixby the least popular smart assistant in the United States. Only 4% of U.S. adults say they use Bixby, compared to 44% who say they use Siri, 30% for Google Assistant, and 17% for Alexa.

Samsung truly has an uphill battle to market these speakers. Samsung claims it has technology in its speakers that “intuitively moves a wave of sound directly towards you when asked.” Guess we’ll be waiting a bit longer to see just how accurate that statement is.

Jamie Foxx Flubs Line, Break Character On Live "The Jeffersons," "All In The Family" Special

The ABC special Live in Front a Studio Audience: Norman Lear’s ‘All in the Family’’ and ‘The Jeffersons’ aired this evening, and the show almost went f without a hitch—that is, until Jamie Foxx has a little mishap with his lines. The Jeffersons is a spin-f from All in the Family, so it was only fitting that the two classic sitcoms received a blended remake. The special starred Jamie Foxx as George Jefferson and Wanda Sykes as his wife Louise. Their neighbors Tom and Helen Willis, an interracial couple (the first featured on American primetime TV) were originally portrayed by Franklin Cover and Roxie Roker (Lenny Kravtiz’s mother). This time around, the character Tom was played by Will Ferrell as he was joined by Kerry Washington as his wife.

During the live show, Foxx flubbed his lines and broke character for just a moment. He was speaking to Uncle Henry (Anthony Anderson) and was supposed to joke, “Ever since I was a little boy, I would always beg my mother for a little brother…but you know, we were broke, so all we could afford was you.” However, Foxx tripped over his tongue and instead spurted out, “It’s live!” Anderson, along with other members the cast, began to laugh. “Everyone’s sitting at home thinking their TV’s just messed up.” The audience thought the moment was hilarious as they roared with laughter as Foxx did Sherman Hemsley’s signature walk in order to get himself back into character.

Watch the chuckle-worthy moment below.

"Growing Up Hip Hop: Atlanta" Trailer Shows Bow Wow Drama & Drea Kelly’s Debut

The trailer for next season’s Growing Up Hip Hop: Atlanta has been released, and it looks like WEtv is gearing up for a heated run. This season will be the debut for R. Kelly‘s ex-wife Drea Kelly along with his daughter Joann Kelly (who goes by the stage name Buku Abi). In the teaser, Abi tells her mother that the scandal surrounding her father “is going to affect me forever.” Drea does her best to be there for her daughter, letting her know that “I don’t know what it’s like to be R. Kelly’s child. I only know what it’s like to be his ex-wife.” In another clip, she says, “As soon as I get a level normalcy, it’s some headline,” before R. Kelly’s mugshot is flashed across the screen.

Bow Wow has his own set problems and viewers will finally gain more insight as to what really went down during that violent altercation between the rapper and his ex-girlfriend Kiyomi Leslie. In the trailer, Da Brat tells Bow that the two are toxic for each other. There’s also a clip Leslie’s 911 call where she tells dispatchers that Bow physically assaulted her. There will additionally be a scene where the rapper shows his mother his bodily injuries from the fight, including a large bruise bite mark with teeth imprints where his skin was broken

"Growing Up Hip Hop: Atlanta" Trailer Shows Bow Wow Drama & Drea Kelly's Debut
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Waka Flocka promises his wife Tammy Rivera that he’s retired from rap and she tells him if he goes to the studio it’ll be as if he’s cheating on her. The trailer ends with a dinner table confrontation between Waka and Brandon, Deb’s “adopted” son, who throughout the past seasons has been accused talking reckless about members the family.

The new season Growing Up Hip Hop: Atlanta will premiere on June 13. Check out the trailer below.

Ric Flair Posts First Message Since Surgery: "I’ll Be WOOOing In No Time!"

Earlier today Ric Flair was photographed leaving the hospital with a smile on his face, following a surgery that had originally been scheduled to take place last week. The surgery was a success and the 70-year old WWE Hall Famer is expected to make a full recovery.

Upon his release from the hospital on Wednesday morning, the Nature Boy took to twitter to share an update with his fans. The tweet reads:

“The Naitch Is Home!!! Thank You To All The Incredible Staff And Doctors At Gwinnett Medical Center Once Again! I Am So Thankful For All My Family, Friends, And Fans For All The Love. At This Time In My Life, I Never Take It For Granted. I Will Be Back Up And WOOOOOing In No Time!”

It’s unclear exactly what Flair was hospitalized for, but his son-in-law, Conrad Thompson, recently explained it wasn’t a last-minute surprise and the family had known about it for quite some time.

Although he is in good spirits and close to WOOOOOing again, Flair will be unable to attend the anticipated “Roast Ric Flair” which had been scheduled to headline the Starrcast II event on Friday. 

In an interview with CBS Sports last month, Thompson revealed that “The Roast Ric Flair” would be very similar to the Comedy Central Roasts, with a dais featuring “a who’s who stand-up comedians” such as Dan Soder, Taylor Williamson, Mike Lawrence and Dan St. Germain.

Hopefully they’ll be able to reschedule once The Nature Boy is fully recovered.

Will Smith Explains The Time Jaden Smith Wore A Batman Suit To Prom

Will Smith has been doing the media rounds ahead the release Aladdin’s live-action reboot that sees Will starring as Genie. His latest interview was on Jimmy Kimmel Live and aside from discussing the Disney film, Will also talked about the time his son Jaden dressed up as Batman for his 2015 prom date. 

After Jaden decided in his extravagant attire, he told his prom date his choice where Will and Jada got an “emergency call” from the girl’s dad.  “Her father’s like, ‘Hey, guys, Jaden just informed Mecca that he’s going a Batman suit to her prom. I’m just calling you guys for a little help here.’ Jada said, ‘Sir, Listen, I am really sorry. But here’s the truth, just tell her uninvite him.’ It was like, no problem with this family. Jaden is not a prom date kind kid.”

Will Smith Explains The Time Jaden Smith Wore A Batman Suit To Prom
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Will detailed how he tried to reason with his son for him to maybe wear something a little more chill. “He said, ‘Dad, I’ll compromise I’ll wear a tie. And he ended up putting a tie over the Batman suit,” Will added.

“And the next day he comes in and shows me he was trending No. 1, Jaden Smith with the Batman suit at the prom, and No. 2 was Isis. He looked at me and he said, ‘Dad, I agree with you something’s wrong with the world, but it’s not me.'”

Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG "SP Gina" Release Details Announced

Jordan Brand has rolled out a plethora Air Jordan 1s in the first half 2019, and there’s plenty more in store as we head into the Summer months. Up next for the Air Jordan 1 is another women’s exclusive that pays tribute to longtime Shoe Palace customer, and a community leader and teacher from California, @SPginagotgame

Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG "SP Gina" Release Details Announced

Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG “SP Gina”/BRKicks 

The special edition sneakers appear to be built on a glistening, black upper made ballistic mesh, which is most commonly seen on the Air Jordan 11.

As a nod to the teacher, the “SP Gina” AJ1 comes equipped with an apple hangtag and a lunchbox-themed shoe box.

Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG "SP Gina" Release Details Announced

Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG “SP Gina”/BRKicks

The Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG “SP Gina” will reportedly drop this Saturday, May 25 Shoe Palace’s San Jose location, where you will have to take a Michael Jordan scantron test in order to purchase.

Additional Shoe Palace locations will release the kicks next Saturday, June 1. The special edition sneakers, priced at $180, will release alongside two t-shirts and two hoodies featuring exclusive SP Gina designs.

Check out the latest photos the Air Jordan 1 High “SP Gina” below.

Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG "SP Gina" Release Details Announced

Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG “SP Gina”/BRKicks

Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG "SP Gina" Release Details Announced

Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG “SP Gina”/BRKicks

Dwyane Wade Comments On Paul Pierce Saying He’s A Better Player

Paul Pierce has been a living and breathing walking L as late thanks to his ridiculous sports takes that have gotten him into a heap trouble with the goons the internet. It all started when Pierce tried to claim he was a better player than Miami Heat legend Dwyane Wade. Even Pierce’s colleagues at ESPN were quick to dunk on his opinion, although he stood firm with his position. Pierce also caught heat – no pun intended – for saying the Milwaukee Bucks were finished after losing Game 1 to the Boston Celtics in the second round. 

TMZ recently caught up with Wade where they asked him about Pierce’s comments and what he thought about it all. As it turns out, Wade isn’t too worried about what Pierce had to say, explaining that he has a ton respect for “The Truth.”

“I’m a high road kind person I won’t put another black man down,” Wade said diplomatically. “He’s an amazing player. I have a lot respect for him. I’m gonna clap when he goes in the Hall Fame.”

While Wade is taking the high road, we’re sure Pierce wouldn’t extend that same courtesy to Wade. He clearly wasn’t very courteous around Michelle Beadle a few weeks ago.

Ice-T Tells Amazon He Almost Shot One Of Their Delivery Drivers

People will go to great lengths to protect their homes, especially celebrities who have crazed fans and foes. Ice-T may now be known as Detective Tutuola on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, but way back when he was a gangster rapper who spit rhymes about killing police ficers. The actor-rapper is a family man who makes sure that security around his residence is on point, but he recently tweeted that things almost went south because a delivery guy.

Ice-T, real name Tracy Lauren Marrow, told Amazon that they were thisclose to being down one delivery driver after the man approached the rapper’s home. “Message To Amazon: Now that you have regular people making your home deliveries.. Maybe they should wear a Vest with AMAZON DELIVERY on it,” he said. “I almost shot a MF creeping up to my crib last night…. Just sayin.”

Dave Clark, the Senior Vice President Operations at Amazon saw the television star’s complaint and responded, “Just sayin…thanks for the suggestion. We MF’ing love you and our drivers. Lots innovations coming on this and many that already exist to help you track your package and delivery on a map. Thanks for being a customer.” A Twitter user didn’t appreciate Clark’s words and told him, “VPs shouldn’t be posting ‘MF’ing’. Have some class.”

May 21 Is Now John Singleton Day In L.A.

Los Angeles, CA – The late John Singleton’s hometown of Los Angeles is celebrating his legacy with a day named in his honor. Los Angeles City Council President Herb J. Wesson Jr. has officially declared May 21, 2019 as “John Singleton Day.”

“There is not enough that can be said about John Singleton and the profound impact he made in his 51 years of life,” Wesson said in a press release. “In a time and in an industry where all the odds were stacked against him, John overcame and became the best at his craft. And more than maybe anyone, he opened people’s eyes to a reality and an experience of South Los Angeles that had been overlooked by society.”

He added, “Now in Los Angeles, this day is a time to celebrate John and his legacy. It’s far sooner than we should have to, but there is so much to celebrate.”

Remember John Singleton As A Film & Hip Hop Legend

Singleton passed away last month at the age of 51. The cause of death was listed as acute ischemic stroke, intracerebral hemorrhage and hypertension.

The acclaimed filmmaker left an indelible mark on Hip Hop as the director of such movies as Boyz N The Hood and Baby Boy.

Singleton famously gave Ice Cube the N.W.A rapper’s first acting role, launching a film career that’s spanned more than two decades.

Halsey Is The Most Supportive Girlfriend Backstage Of Yungblud’s Festival Performance

When Halsey’s not twerking in ass-less chaps or dropping f kick-ass videos, she’s backstage cheering on her boo Yungblud at his festival performances. The “Without You” singer was spotted behind the scenes during Yungblud’s performance in Columbus, Ohio at the Sonic Temple Festival. TMZ has snaps Halsey recording videos and snaps and according to reports, she was even dancing her ass f clearly enjoying her time behind the scenes for once.

Halsey Is The Most Supportive Girlfriend Backstage Of Yungblud's Festival Performance
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Halsey and Yungblud have been dating for some time and as the story goes, Halsey DM’d the British rocker, which sparked their relationship. “She sent me her number on an Instagram DM. That’s it!  I was like, that’s so cool. I was just in the studio with my mates and I was like, ‘Halsey just gave me her number and a black heart,’” Yungblud previously explained.

Halsey added: “I was sitting at home and I really wanted to have a real conversation with someone.  I just got into an Uber by myself, went downtown, and we just met up … total stranger, I’ve never met him before.  It was cool for me because it reminded me when I was back in New York and making music, and I would do that; I would just link with other artists, and it felt really organic.”

And the rest is history.