As the coronavirus pandemic forces people into self-quarantine and scientists around the globe work tirelessly to find a cure (or at least a vaccine) for COVID-19, Donald Trump and former host of The Apprentice is facing criticism for not getting ahead of the situation.
On Saturday (March 28), 50 Cent made it perfectly clear how he feels about the way Trump is handling the pandemic50 Cent Sends Shots To Donald Trump On Instagram , sharing an Instagram post that read, “You wanted a reality show host as president. Well now you’re on Survivor.”
He wrote in the caption, “yeah we fucked up big time, but we gonna be alright watch. LOL.”
It was only two weeks ago that 50 was hitting a strip club in New York City as the coronavirus was making its way across the globe. In video of his wild night out, 50 threw dollar bills at the dancers and wasn’t adhering to the social distancing rules set in place.
But the situation has grown exponentially more serious since then. The United States now has more reported cases of COVID-19 than any other country in the world. New York alone has over 52,000 cases.
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New York officials forecast the apex of the pandemic in the state is still 14 to 21 days away. At that point, the state expects it will need 140,000 hospital beds. According to the latest report from the CDC, there are 103,321 reported cases in the U.S. and 1,668 deaths.
Atlanta, GA – Future’s FreeWishes Foundation has teamed up with Atlanta Sewing Style to create custom masks for healthcare professionals and patients currently hospitalized due to the coronavirus pandemic — the appropriately dubbed #MaskOn Campaign.
According to a press release, the Atlanta Sewing Style collective is comprised of over 500 sewists and designers who will “create, cut, sew and deliver the much-needed masks to local hospitals.”
“There is so much that needs to be done during this crisis and if everyone can step up in some way, we can all get through this together as we serve our community,” Future’s mother Stephanie Jester said. “I think that our healthcare professionals are the heroes in this situation and they are risking their lives for everyone, so it is our responsibility to help protect them.”
Tia-Wilburn Anderson, Future’s sister and FreeWishes Foundation co-founder, added, “It is important to my brother, Future and I that we are of service to our community, especially during this pandemic and throughout the year. This is why our family created the foundation.”
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To get involved with the #MaskOn Campaign, contact the FreeWishes Foundation at email@example.com.
Stephen “Thundercat” Bruner has contributed to a few of Kendrick Lamar albums over the years, including the 2015 masterpiece To Pimp A Butterfly and 2017’s Pulitzer Prize-winning album DAMN. So it comes as no surprise the talented bassist has worked on K. Dot’s forthcoming, yet-to-be-titled album.
During a video interview with Japanese fashion brand Neet Tokyo, Thundercat confirmed his involvement, saying, “I think I worked on the new one a little bit. But not as much.” From there, he pivoted to Kendrick’s overall career.
“I feel like Kendrick is and will be a beacon of what it means to be one of the more creative artists of our generation through the way the albums have twisted and turned,” he continues. “It speaks beyond its years. Him as an artist, he inspired me a lot. A lot.
“I wish I could spend more time around him creating just because he gives off such energy and he knows what he wants a lot of time. Some of my favorite moments of recording are with Kendrick.”
Thundercat is preparing to release his next album, It Is What It Is, which is expected to arrive on Friday (April 3). Ahead of the release, he’s already shared three singles — “Black Qualls” featuring The Internet’s Steve Lacy and Slave icon Steve Arrington, “Dragonball Durag” and the title track, a tribute to the late Mac Miller.
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The project also features contributions from Ty Dolla $ign, Childish Gambino and Lil B, among others. It marks Thundercat’s follow-up to 2017’s DRUNK.
The Los Angeles-bred musician was in the middle of an extensive tour when it was cut short due to the coronavirus pandemic.
It was recently declared that America has the highest number Coronavirus cases in the world, recently topping 101K, according to CNN. The majority people are staying inside their homes while others are working the frontlines this pandemic. That being said, health workers have been working tirelessly as the number cases COVID-19 rises which means that unless your health conditions are dire, hospital services should predominantly be used for emergencies.
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Unfortunately for Wendy Williams, that means that her forthcoming surgery on her breasts has been put on hold. Appearing on The Dr. Oz Show, Wendy Williams detailed how Coronavirus has been affecting her on a personal level, as well as the rest Hollywood. She did reiterate that she’s entirely supportive the health system putting an emphasis about the emergency matters with Coronavirus, she explained that she might have to deal with some “saggy boobs” for the next little while.
“It’s just that, as a surgery girl, when you save your money and you’ve been planning for years, and then you have your appointment and all a sudden the corona pops up, and I got to deal with these saggy boobs,” she said.
I presume that dealing with saggy boobs for a few more months might be easier than dealing with saggy breasts but what do I know?
A woman alleges that she was drugged and raped at the rapper’s home. According to legal documents, obtained by The Blast, the victim, who refers to herself as Jane Doe, is also suing Montana’s employee, Mansour Bennouna, and Coke Boy Records for assault and battery, ual battery, intentional infliction of emotional distress, negligent hiring, supervision and retention and negligence.
In the suit, Doe alleges that the men “had a longstanding practice of inviting women to their recording sessions, or choosing women at bars, and inviting them back to the Hidden Hills house.” She claims they would supply the women with “excessive amounts” of alcohol and drugs, “with the purpose of engaging in ual acts with them, without any regard to whether or not they consented, or were able to consent.”
The woman says that on March 28, 2018, Bennouna “ually assaulted, ually harassed, and raped” her, the same day Montana “ually assaulted, ually harassed” her. Earlier in the day, Montana allegedly invited her to the studio before inviting her back to his home with Bennouna. While at his house, Doe was invited to take a shot of alcohol. She remembers blacking out and “several men coming in and out of the bedroom.” She believes French was among those who ually assaulted her.
Doe says she went to the hospital and had a rape kit administered, which showed the presence of semen. She also reported the alleged rape to the police.
She is now seeking damages for “extreme emotional distress, anxiety, flashbacks and depression.” She says that the alleged assault has put a hold on her career as a model and actress.
While the world remains on lockdown, two new tracks from the reclusive singer have surfaced when fans need it most. Ocean first debuted the songs, titled “Dear April” and “Cayendo,” during his PrEP+ parties last fall in New York.
Fans who ordered the 7″ vinyl of “Little Demon” were told last month that they would receive a “new, unreleased Frank Ocean song” instead. The vinyls finally shipped and started arriving this week featuring acoustic renditions of the two tracks, along with remixes by Justice and Sango. Fans have shared the playbacks on social media and SoundCloud ( HipHop-N-More).
As the blonded.blog points out, “Dear April” has “some real Endless vibes.” Ocean sings in Spanish on “Cayendo,” which is more reminiscent of 2016’s Blonde era.
Ocean hasn’t released new music since “In My Room” and “DHL” last fall. There were rumors that he planned to roll out a larger collection of music ahead of his Coachella set in April. He is now slated to headline the festival in October.
Donovan Mitchell was one the first NBA players to be diagnosed with the Coronavirus. His positive test came immediately after his teammate Rudy Gobert was also diagnosed with the virus. Since then, Mitchell has been quarantining at home where he was getting his rest and a fair share fluids. Mitchell and Gobert received some positive news earlier today as it was revealed that they no longer have the virus which means they can’t pass it on to anyone else. At this point, they will probably still stay home, just for the good everyone else.
Mitchell was so excited about this news that he hopped on Twitter and posted a prayer hand emoji alongside a gif a child happily dancing. The young Jazz star is clearly happy to be rid the virus that has killed thousands people around the globe.
Kanye West continues to be a pioneer the sneaker world, even if some his designs tend to be polarizing. Regardless how you feel about his shoes, there is no denying just how influential the Yeezy brand has become. Thanks to a partnership with Adidas, West has seen his prile within the sneaker world soar to unforeseen heights. While the Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 continues to be his favorite silhouette, the music mogul has begun to give much his attention to the Yeezy Boost 380.
According to Yeezy Mafia, a brand new colorway will be coming out in May, in the form the “Blue Oat” fering, below. The shoe has an upper consisting orange and brown primeknit while blue appears near the sides. It is a weird mix colors that will certainly divide sneakerheads and even the most obsessive Ye apologists.
Stay tuned for updates on this sneaker as we will be sure to bring them to you closer to the release date. The image above is simply a mockup so expect some in-hand photos over the next few weeks.
Let us know in the comments below how you feel about these. They definitely aren’t for everyone.
LeBron James has seen some immense success with the Nike LeBron 17 so far and with this in mind, it should be surprising to absolutely no one that he continues to drop new colorways. One the models that we previewed recently was the “Air Command Force” fering which was a reference to the 90s shoe worn by Woody Harrelson in White Men Can’t Jump.
One the things that were apparent from the previews was the fact that the shoe had some vibrant colors on the knitposite upper. The base color the shoe is white all while neon greens and other 90s aesthetics are placed all throughout the sneaker. Overall, this makes for a dope colorway that will certainly play on people’s nostalgia. If you need something for the court that will immediately get people’s attention, these will certainly be a great pick up.
They can be had as April 17th so be on the lookout if you plan on copping. In the meantime, let us know in the comments below what you think this unique colorway. Also, stay tuned for more sneaker news as HNHH has you covered.
Eminem doesn’t want to keep acting out “Love The Way You Lie” but something about the nature his collaborations with up-and-coming star Jessie Reyez keeps him getting back to that zone.
When they collaborated on “Good Guy,” the video showed both musicians portraying an abusive couple, ending up in the grave together. On “Cfin,” their link-up on Jessie Reyez’s brand new debut studio album Before Love Came To Kill Us, the duo sings about another complicated relationship. So, why is it that Eminem and Jessie keep coming back to this theme? If you ask the Detroit legend, he’ll probably just crack a joke about it all.
Promoting the new single on his social media channels, Eminem laughed about how he and Jessie Reyez keep on destroying each other’s lives in their songs.
“Me and @jessiereyez just keep fing each other… dammit,” wrote the rapper on Instagram. “Love is in the air!”
Eminem has a knack for finding untapped talent within a pool female vocalists. Before collaborating with Eminem, Reyez was trying to make it as Canada’s next big star but when Slim Shady took her under his wing, her dreams became more a reality. Her debut album is out now, featuring appearances from 6LACK and, course, Eminem.
Netflix has established a $100 million fund to assist on-set crew members financially during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
In keeping with a nationwide shutdown, Netflix halted the production of its many television shows and films earlier this month. And while the decision was tough for actors and fans, on-set professionals, including makeup artists, electricians, sound technicians, camerapersons, and more, found themselves in a particularly difficult position. Like artists, they were (and are) temporarily unable to earn a living.
The majority of the $100 million aid package will be distributed among Netflix employees; the content-streaming giant creates a multitude of programs, from The Witcher to Stranger Things, in-house. These payments will come in addition to the two weeks’ salary that Netflix previously promised cast and crew members.
Plus, Netflix has donated $15 million from the fund to third-party charities that are providing relief to film and television crew members, besides pledging several million dollars yet to other COVID-19 assistance organizations, including SAG-AFTRA’s COVID-19 Disaster Fund.
It’s likely that Netflix’s $100 million fund—and other film and television industry support efforts—will indirectly benefit the music community.
With the production of new shows and movies having halted because of the pandemic, licensing opportunities, and particularly sync, have experienced a corresponding drop off. The more relief visual-media employees receive, the better they’ll be able to weather the financial implications of the pandemic.
The House of Representatives was expected to vote on a $2.2 trillion stimulus package this morning; the legislation will provide unemployment benefits if passed in its current form, as it’s widely expected to be. At the time of this writing, however, Kentucky Representative Thomas Massie was stalling the vote because he believes that the bill is lacking in its support of individuals and is wasteful.
In the music community, , , , Rihanna, and others have stepped up to assist those who’re suffering—financially and otherwise—because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Murda Beatz has crafted bangers for numerous heavy hitters in the industry, including Drake, Travis Scott, Gucci Mane and Migos — and he’s just 26 years old.
Originally from Toronto, the Grammy Award-winning producer eventually connected with Takeoff, Quavo and Offset for the 2015 song “Pipe It Up” after years of grinding, and he’s been going full force ever since. He credits Migos with putting him on.
“I definitely built my brand with the Migos, those are my boys,” he tells HipHopDX. “2016 was a great time because that’s when they started. They had their breakout single ‘Bad and Boujee’ and they became the biggest thing in rap. And 2016, ’17, ’18, that was when I had my big run and became one of the top producers in rap as well. So it’s crazy how after them, I had my own come up with Drake, Travis, a bunch of people, and then they had theirs and then we both ended up at top together. It’s just amazing.
“It took a lot of dedication and sacrifice and really being hungry and knowing what you want at a young age. It was a grind. At the beginning, it was more just making beats, getting better, networking, meeting people through the internet and then to get to the next level, it was more of a travel thing, meeting people in person and building those relationships in person. That’s what took me to the next level.”
Like the rest of the world, Murda Beatz — real name Shane Lindstrom — is currently under a stay-at-home order in California as the coronavirus pandemic continues to ravage the globe, but he’s been staying busy.
“It’s kind of crazy,” Murda says. “It’s definitely unfortunate times for the world. People are dying and stuff. My heart goes out to the families. I’ve had a bunch of shows canceled, obviously studio sessions and stuff. But it doesn’t really change my day-to -day that much, because I’m still making beats and playing video games.”
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Earlier this week, he dropped the first ever Slice beat pack, the simply titled Quarantine Pack.
“It was actually one of the first days I started quarantining,” he says. “I forget what day I’m on now, but one of the first days I was like, ‘Man, I never dropped a drum kit. I feel like this would be a dope time, just to drop something for all the producers staying home working on music.’
“It’s a memorable drum kit. It’ll always be remembered like, ‘Oh that’s that drum kit that Murda dropped when corona was happening, you know? So, I put it together.”
The Quarantine Pack has already garnered the attention of Timbaland, Boi1da, Sevn Thomas, Hitmaka, Scott Storch, Tay Keith, OG Parker, Wondagurl who have all shown love to Murda on social media.
On Friday (March 27), he also unveiled the new single “Banana Split” featuring Lil Durk and YNW Melly who is behind bars facing murder charges for his alleged role in a double homicide.
“I linked with Melly in 2018 for the first time and we made that in the studio our first session,” he explains. “Then, I was sitting on the record for a couple of years and just recently decided to put Lil Durk on it. I felt like they’d compliment each other. I feel like it’d be dope if they had a song together. I didn’t know if they had in the past, so I just made it happen.”
Despite Melly’s predicament, Murda believes “he’s supposed to get out” and spoke with conviction when he said, “Free Melly.” However, he refused to say whether he believed Melly was guilty or not. That’s up to a jury to decide.
While Melly awaits trial, check out the “Banana Split” lyric video below and find the beat pack here.
Kodak Black managed to get himself a phone behind bars and he’s using it to keep in touch with his millions fans. The Florida native was moved to a new prison facility in New York because the growing threat coronavirus, and the transfer got him thinking about the current situation. Despite the fact that he publicly wished for this pandemic to last until he makes it out the cell, Black went f in a brand new freestyle where he actually referenced the virus, posting a new video to Instagram.
Promoting his freshly activated TikTok account, Kodak Black shared a quick freestyle on his socials that shows him spitting bars with his new longer hairstyle.
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“This for the lil’ kids in Africa, stomach touchin’ they back/And the kids in China eating bats for a snack,” raps the 22-year-old before name-dropping the coronavirus. In the video, Kodak Black also says that he hopes he’s not in prison if the world is indeed ending, stating that he misses his girlfriend and shouting out his lawyer.
This is the most recent social post from Kodak Black, who has been updating his page on a regular basis despite his incarceration. Even though he’s behind bars, Kodak Black still manages to be more active on the internet than somebody like Kendrick Lamar or Frank Ocean. Pretty crazy, to be honest.
Eminem has been staying busy. After surprise dropping his 11th studio album Music To Be Murdered By in January and kicking off the #GodzillaChallenge the following month, the Detroit rap titan has popped up on Jessie Reyez’s new single “COFFIN.”
Slim Shady plugged the song Twitter on Friday (March 27) with a clip of the track.
“Me and @jessiereyez just keep offing each other…dammit!” he tweeted. “Check out our new duet ‘Coffin’ on her new album out now! Love is in the air!”
“COFFIN” is included on the Canadian singer’s latest album, Before Love Came To Kill Us, which boasts an additional feature from 6LACK. The project also includes the RIAA-platinum certified single “Figures.”
“It has a lot to do with life and death, but I replaced life with love, so it’s the beautiful side of death and the sad side of love,” she told L’Officiel about the album. “If I told you we’re all going to die tomorrow, then today we’re going to live more authentically, we might confess something, and we just live with our hearts forward. The sad side of love? That’s the day that you meet the love of your life.
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“You might be meeting the person who’s going to hurt you the most because, statistically, they’re going to cheat or it won’t work while you’re young. Or, if you guys are the minority and you make it until you’re grey, no one gets out of love alive. One of you is going to have to die. It always ends in goodbye.”
Reyez premiered a video for “I Do” on Friday as well. Check it out here and find “COFFIN” below.
The sold-out festival was originally a two-day event scheduled for May 8-9 at Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, Calif., but has now been scaled back and postponed due to the coronavirus. The one-day festival will now take place on Aug. 8 at the same location.
The lineup remains mostly intact with headliners Ms. Lauryn Hill, TLC, and Usher with special guests Ludacris and Lil Jon. The star-studded bill also includes Jhené Aiko, Summer Walker, Megan Thee Stallion, Nelly, Lil’ Kim, Foxy Brown, Brandy, Ja Rule, T-Pain, Eve, Ma$e, Doja Cat, and more. Monica, Mya, Akon, and Sean Paul are no longer listed as performers.
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“Thanks for your patience as we figure out how to make the show go on. Lovers & Friends has been rescheduled to Sat, Aug 8 (one day only),” the festival organizers wrote on Twitter. “All purchasers will be notified in the next few days with details about their order. We look forward to hosting you this summer.”
It’s unclear how they plan to accommodate fans who already purchased tickets. An email will be sent to ticket holders in the next few days with more details.
When it was announced last month, Lovers & Friends made headlines after several performers including Lil’ Kim and Ma$e claimed they had nothing to do with the festival. Snoop Dogg, who along with Goldenvoice is a promoter and booking agent, cleared up the confusion and assured fans that it was real.