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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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?

"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.

The Obamas’ Summer Playlist Features Drake, Rihanna, Lizzo & More

It’s that time year when Barack Obama flexes his great taste in art. While originally a presidential tradition, since leaving the White House, Barack has carried on the habit sharing what he’s reading and listening to during the winter and summer. After sharing his summer reading list last week, he is now back with a curated playlist for us. The 44 songs cover a variety genres and eras, as the best playlists ten do. 

So here’s a breakdown some the playlist’s highlights. As Hillary Clinton did just the other day, Barack proved that he’s with the times by including a Lizzo track in there, specifically “Juice”. He also sought to do this by including song the year, Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road (Remix)”, but loses some points for not choosing the version with Young Thug. Other 2019 summer anthems make an appearance, like “Señorita” and “Con Altura”. Obama exposes himself as being a tad behind by featuring “It’s A Vibe”, “Go Gina”, and “Dang!”, though they all are certainly summer vibes. He shouts out his friends, Beyoncé and Jay Z, by putting in two their songs together, “MOOD 4 EVA” and “Shining”. 

The rest you can see for yourself. Would you let Obama DJ your party? 

"Rambo: Last Blood" Shares Second Trailer Ahead Of Film’s Premiere

We’re now just weeks away from the theatrical release the last Rambo film that sees Sylvester Stallone out on a hunt for revenge when it comes to the security his family. The latest trailer that has arrived ties in past clips from the trio films in the franchise leading to the final assignment that has Stallone pursue a cartel that kidnaps a group women – one that happens to be his caretaker’s daughter. 

“In every film, Rambo never goes home, he goes out the to the jungle or Afghanistan,” Sylvester said  Rambo: Last Blood. “In the new one, he does come home, but in a way he never arrives. He’s there, but he’s not. That’s what the whole story is built around. As soon as he walks outside his door, he has no more control. The world controls you.”

The series clips in the latest trailer shows the crazy traps Sylvester’s character sets up to make his opponents know that he isn’t playing around. “You started this…I’ll end it,” he says, as seen in the clip below.

Rambo: Last Blood hits theatres September 20th – watch the full trailer below.

Watch a Trailer for Travis Scott’s Netflix Documentary ‘Look Mom I Can Fly’

Travis Scott is bringing Astroworld to Netflix.

After announcing the project with a surprise pop-up in his hometown, the Houston rapper has debuted the trailer for his Netflix special, Look Mom I Can Fly.

The documentary, which was shot in the months surrounding the release of his chart-topping album Astroworld, chronicles his journey to superstardom and includes footage from his live shows and home videos from his childhood.

The trailer opens with La Flame performing for a small crowd at a show in 2014 before watching the same footage in present day. He is then seen raging in front of a crowd of thousands while fans their share testimonies (“He saved my life,” says one).

The 85-minute film, directed by White Trash Tyler, also features highlights from Travis’ life and career, including him becoming a father and performing at the Super Bowl. His girlfriend Kylie Jenner and their daughter Stormi also make cameos.

Travis Scott: Look Mom I Can Fly hits Netflix on Aug. 28. Watch the trailer below.

Apple Music Tries to Kill Stale Playlists With 'New Music Daily'

Apple Music has launched a new human-curated playlist that updates on the daily.

The new playlist is called New Music Daily, and it aims to provide a look at the newest tracks in music. The debut lead single for the playlist is Taylor Swift’s “The Man,” from her brand-new album, Lover.

Apple will likely use the new playlist as a way to promote lead artists on a rolling basis.

The long-time playlist Best of the Week will cease to be now that New Music Daily is here. The old playlist was updated once a week on Friday. The new list will be updated daily with “new music you can’t miss from across the world and genres.”

The result is a more dynamic mix of tunes that will refresh daily. You can add the playlist to your library for automatic updates as the list changes. Apple Music currently offers a 3-month free trial if you don’t use the service, with Spotify recently matching the generous 90-day term.

But Apple is still far behind Spotify in terms of subscribers, and playlists offer one way to catch up. New Apple Music playlists like Rap Life and ALT CTRL have launched to compete with Spotify’s branded playlists. A big part of Spotify’s success can be attributed to the popularity of its playlists .
But playlists are only one theater in this war. The two streaming giants have duked it out in the past with and . Both services offer a bevy of exclusive music content and podcasts to entice users, though major labels like UMG have put the kibosh on restrictive exclusives.

Apple recently debuted a that features the most searched for songs using the Shazam service. Count that as another unique playlist that sets Apple Music apart from other services.

Despite a proliferation of smart tastemaking algorithms, many listeners prefer the human-curated touch of a playlist, which is supposed to be an intensely personal thing. Even Apple has taken shots at Spotify for its algorithm-driven playlist selection, though it .

Cardi B’s “Muscle” Arrested By Feds For Selling Crack

New York, NY – A man who allegedly helped Cardi B deliver a strip club beatdown last year has been arrested. According to Page Six, alleged Brooklyn gangbanger Jefferey Bush was taken into custody on Thursday (August 22) for selling more than $12,000 worth of crack.

Authorities reportedly raided his house on Thursday morning and discovered a bag “believed to be crack,” pills, weed, a scale and nearly $15,000 in cash.

Bush pleaded not guilty at an arraignment in Brooklyn federal court later that day and is currently being held without bail. Prosecutors insist his connection to the Grammy Award-winning rapper makes him a “flight risk.”

“Based on the defendant’s profit from just the crack sales … as well as the celebrity connection with [Cardi B], he has myriad means at his disposal to enable his flight,” a detention memo states.

Prosecutors explained in court documents that Bush is a known member of the 5-9 Brims Bloods street gang. He stands accused of slinging a total of 280 grams of crack in Williamsburg at least six times between February and April.

Last August, Bush was with Cardi and her entourage at Angels Strip Club in Queens when they allegedly hurled bottles of champagne at two female bartenders and slammed one of their heads into the bar. Cardi believed one of the women had slept with her husband Offset.

In June, Cardi pleaded not guilty to assault charges stemming from the 2018 brawl.

Cardi is facing 12 charges, including two counts of felony attempted assault with intent to cause serious physical injury. Other charges include misdemeanor reckless endangerment, assault, criminal solicitation, conspiracy and harassment. If convicted, she could face up to four years in prison.

Bush, on the other hand, is expected back in court on September 10.

James Harden Drops “Hot Boy Summer” Playlist Ft. Travis Scott, Young Thug & More

Megan Thee Stallion might be having herself a “hot girl summer,” but that doesn’t mean the fellas aint out here doing shit. Looking to represent for the guys, James Harden has decided to come through this week and share his own “Hot Boy” Summer playlist on Spotify.

The 50-track playlist features guest appearances from just about everyone in the industry, including Young Thug, Gunna, YG, Dom Kennedy, Nipsey Hussle, Travis Scott, Meek Mill, Drake, Rick Ross, ScHoolboy Q, DaBaby, A$AP Ferg, Lil Uzi Vert, Tory Lanez, Rich The Kid, Baby Keem, IDK and many others. It consists a slew big hits and street records, including “Sicko Mode,” “Suge,” “Sanguine Paradise,” “100 Shooters,” and “Bad Bad Bad” to name a few.

The playlist comes in support Harden’s 3rd annual JH-Town celebration happening this weekend in Houston. The event begins Friday night with a “James Harden and Friends Charity Concert” at Revention Music Center, and continues Saturday where Harden will host a private community event for select children and their families.On Sunday, Harden will host a celebrity stball game at 1 p.m. at the University Houston’s Schroeder Park. The game is free to attend, but only the first 3,000 fans will be allowed inside. Celebrities at stball game will include Travis Scott and Russell Westbrook, among others. So get there early if you’re going.

Check out the Spotify playlist (below) and if you’re in Houston area this weekend be sure to swing by JH-Town.

Dave Chappelle Hosting Dayton Block Party To Support Shooting Victims

Dayton, OH – Dave Chappelle is hosting a benefit concert in Dayton to support the victims and families affected by the recent mass shooting in the city. The show, which is called Gem City Shine, is free and will be held at the Oregon District at 4 p.m. this Sunday (August 25).

“This event will honor the lives lost and to reclaim the community’s favorite places to shop, dine and enjoy time with family and friends,” a Facebook event page stated.

Chappelle originally hosted a famous outdoor concert in 2004 that was later showcased in the 2005 documentary film Dave Chappelle’s Block Party. Although he was born and raised in Washington, D.C., the two-time Emmy Award winner spent much of his childhood in Yellow Springs, Ohio just outside of Dayton and currently resides there.

The location of the party is where the tragic shooting occurred on August 4. Connor Stephen Betts, the gunman, killed nine people — including his sister — and injured more than two dozen before being fatally shot by police. Soon after the shooting, Rihanna and other public figures spoke passionately about the horrific event.

More information on Gem City Shine can be found here.

After Selling Big Machine for $300MM, Scott Borchetta Is Snapping Up Music Row Properties

 

Equipped with a substantial sum from his of Big Machine Label Group, Scott Borchetta is turning his attention to Music Row properties.

Scott Borchetta’s holding company, Super 98 Holdings, LLC, has purchased nearly an acre of land from Ray Stevens. The five properties included in the deal are located on 17th Ave. S, in the heart of Music Row, a historic district in Nashville, TN, that’s home to innumerable music-related businesses.

Borchetta paid roughly $6 million for the properties; Ray Stevens purchased the first of the locations in 1969, the second in 1970, the third in 1978, and the final two properties in 1988. In a testament to just how much Nashville’s music scene has grown during this time, Stevens paid a total of about $400,000 for the properties, and he’s made an astounding 15 times his initial investment.

Either way, the purchase by Borchetta, obviously a music-oriented buyer, suggests that some creative music expansions lay ahead.  Borchetta’s got the capital and connections, though Nashville could be picky about its historical ordinances and usage rules.

Earlier this year, Stevens sold additional Music Row properties, located a short distance from those purchased by Borchetta, for $8.5 million. Stevens has since moved his company’s headquarters to West Nashville, and he no longer owns land in Music Row.

In 2005, Borchetta left his high-paying job with Universal Music Nashville to establish his own record label.

Big Machine Records started off with few employees and resources, but it became highly successful after discovering and signing Taylor Swift.  Swift recorded her first six albums with Big Machine, which maintained her master rights.

Swift was accordingly distraught when the record company refused to return her masters and was sold to Scooter Braun, who Swift has been publicly critical of. Braun now has control over the vast majority of Swift’s tracks, and Swift is

Taylor subsequently signed with Republic Records, and she will own the rights to her upcoming album, Lover, which will be released on August 23rd.

Suffice to say that Swift would also have benefitted from Prince’s advice. The all-time-great once  because he didn’t own his master rights, and Nas said that these words of wisdom prompted him to seek more personally beneficial contracts.

Ja Rule’s Kids Really Don’t Want Him To Do A Second Fyre Festival

As we all know, Ja Rule was a major part the best festival that never happened when he lent his name to The Fyre Festival before it turned into a major scam that has gone down in history. While the “Mesmerize” rapper has apologized for his involvement in the festival, he’s still planning on bringing back the party for a successful second round. 

While Ja Rule may be excited, his kids have a different opinion on the matter as we’ve seen in the latest clip  Growing Up Hip Hop: New York. “I’m nervous about my dad recreating another festival,” Ja Rule’s daughter Brittney said, E!. “It does make my heart drop to my stomach. I feel like it could get very messy very quickly, and it can go really bad.” 

Ja Rule's Kids Really Don't Want Him To Do A Second Fyre Festival
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Ja Rule’s son Jeff explained how kids showed him numerous memes the incident at school and agreed with his sister about being worried about their image being tarnished – something Ja Rule shared some wisdom on. 

“I will say this: You can’t always control in life what happens,” he explained. “You can control how you react to it, and the outcome that. We here, we doing the f–k we doing. Iconic Fest here we come baby!” 

Would you go to a Fyre Festival put on by Ja Rule?

Jada Pinkett Smith Explains Why It Was "Imperative" To Interview Jordyn Woods

When Jordyn Woods messed up and kissed Khloe Kardashian’s baby father, Tristan Thompson, it was Jada Pinkett Smith who welcomed Jordyn on her show Red Table Talk to discuss exactly what happened. The Facebook series pulled in 33 million views since the issue was a trending matter and Jada has now opened up on her decision to do the interview in a conversation with Metro.

Jada Pinkett Smith Explains Why It Was "Imperative" To Interview Jordyn Woods
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“What was interesting about that one is I didn’t know if I would be able to do her justice because she’s so close to me,” Jada told the publication, considering the actress has known Jordyn since she was a baby. “I really wanted to see if someone else would do the interview because I also didn’t want it to feel exploitative.”

Jada further explained how “a lot things transpired behind-the-scenes” making it “imperative” to run the episode.“I really tried to wait to see if anybody else could do it. I felt like it was so new. I felt like, you’ve got one shot and I don’t know if I’m the best place for that because our relationship.”

“You know that saying, ‘I feel so alone in a room full people’? I went through a phase thinking, ‘I’m going to isolate myself, because I don’t know how I feel. I don’t know what the right thing to do is,'” Jordyn told Cosmo about the situation.

Snoop Dogg’s Story Unfolds In New "I Wanna Thank Me" Movie

Is there anybody in hip-hop with a more compelling story than Snoop Dogg? Maybe so, but few have been as open as The Doggfather. Nearly one week removed from dropping f his latest studio album I Wanna Thank MeSnoop has enhanced the experience with another installment his new movie the same name. Following Part 1, which originally dropped on August 12th, Part 2 has ficially arrived to round out the narrative. Kicking f around the time Snoop was rewarded with a star on the Walk Of Fame, with footage the ceremony interspersed with various interviews.

The film also features clips from his turn on Undisputed, as well as studio footage, various escapades, and testimonies from Dr. Dre, Diddy, Usher, The D.O.C. and many more. Clearly, Snoop has nothing but love from his peers in the industry, and I Wanna Thank Me puts that fact on full display. Not to mention, the fact that he dropped this one for free on YouTube speaks to an integral side his character. Which is to say, Dogg is for the people.

Be sure to show some love for a genuine icon, and catch the latest part Snoop’s new documentary film below. How do you feel I Wanna Thank Me stacks up with his greater discography?

Young Thug Announces New Project "Punk," Says It Will Be Embraced Globally

Young Thug is fresh f the release his latest project, So Much Funwhich is looking like his biggest album to date. Thug is an OG in the game at this point, one that has influenced a whole generation kids to embrace gender fluidity, individuality, and living without any borders. So Much Fun encapsulates all that but in a way, it also marks a new era to Thug’s career. Even though it hasn’t even been a week since he dropped the album, it appears as though we could expect a new project from him in a matter months.

Young Thug Announces New Project "Punk," Says It Will Be Embraced Globally
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Thugger recently covered The Fader where he dished out on some new plans in the coming months. The rapper revealed in late July that he has a new album called Punk coming in “two months.” “It’s most definitely touching music,” Thug said about the album. “It’s music that the world is going to embrace.” 

He continued to divulge that the album’s title has a deeper meaning to him that, in a way, encompasses his personality. “Punk] means brave, not self centered, conscious. Very, very neglected, very misunderstood. Very patient, very authentic,” he continued. 

Thug also continued to explain what his intentions are with this album. Depending on the levels old head energy, one might argue that Thug “ruined hip-hop.” But on Punk, Thug said that he wants to bring back “real rap.”

“Real rap is] letting people in, letting people know what you go through. Let them know that you the same,” he said.

Are you ready for this latest album from Thug?