Anderson .Paak feat. Smokey Robinson ‘Make It Better’

Following “King James,” Anderson .Paak teams up with Motown legend Smokey Robinson on “Make It Better,” the latest single off his upcoming album Ventura.

The soulful track, produced by Alchemist and Fredwreck, is accompanied by a music video directed by Andy Hines (Big Sean, Logic). In the romantic clip, Anderson chronicles the highs and lows of a relationship.

Speaking to Zane Lowe on Beats 1, .Paak opened up about co-writing the song with Robinson. “He’s still got it. He came through. He said, ‘You gotta make it nice, baby. You gotta say something sweet to her, baby. If you want her to fall in love, you gotta make love to her with your words, man,’” he said. “My original was like, ‘It’s easier to run away than to eat what’s on your fucking plate,’ and he was like, ‘No baby. What in the hell? No, no.’ And then he came back. He said, ‘Burn me a disc, one with the instrumental, one with the lyrics. Ima come back. Ima have it ready for you.’ Came back, ‘It’s easier to run away than to look at what would make you stay.’”

Ventura, the follow-up to November’s Oxnard, arrives April 12. Executive produced by Dr. Dre, the album also features André 3000, Jazmine Sullivan, Brandy, Nate Dogg, and Lalah Hathaway.

In support of the album, Anderson will kick off his “Best Teef in the Game Tour” on May 17 with Thundercat, Earl Sweatshirt, Noname, Mac DeMarco, and Jessie Reyez on select dates.

Lonzo Ball Cuts Ties With Agent Harrison Gaines: Report

Los Angeles Lakers point guard Lonzo Ball has reportedly decided to part ways with his agent Harrison Gaines, who has been Ball’s agent since Ball left UCLA after his freshman season.

The news comes just weeks after Lonzo fired Big Baller Brand co-founder Alan Foster, after it was revealed that Foster allegedly stole $1.5 million. However, Lonzo told ESPN that Gaines supported him through that situation and the recent decision to cut ties is unrelated to that incident. 

“Harrison Gaines has been a trusted advisor and close friend for many years,” Ball told ESPN in a statement. “He guided my NBA career with integrity and always had my best interests at heart.”

“Harrison has always had my back and although we will no longer be working together after mutually deciding to part ways; our relationship will always be bigger than basketball,” Ball said in the statement.

Lonzo Ball Cuts Ties With Agent Harrison Gaines: Report

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“Lonzo Ball was the first client to sign with me. He has been nothing short phenomenal and is one the bright young NBA Stars. I thank him and his family for giving me an opportunity,” Gaines told ESPN in a statement. “Mutually, we have decided to part ways. I wish Lonzo great success in the future. As I turn this page, I will continue to work hard for all my clients.”

Ball, 21, only appeared in 47 games for the Lakers this season due to an ankle injury, and he’ll be held out the rest the way as he looks to enter his third NBA season with a clean bill health. He averaged 9.9 points, 5.4 assists and 5.3 rebounds per game this year.

Tyler, The Creator Unveils GOLF Le FLEUR* X Converse "Faux Skin" Pack

Tyler, the Creator’s collaboration with converse has been one the most consistent collabs we’ve seen over the last few years. While big names like Pharrell Williams and Kanye West opt for big brands like Adidas, Tyler stays true to himself and goes with a more classic brand that suits his overall aesthetic a lot better. While fans have been patiently awaiting a brand new Converse collab from Tyler and his Golf Wang brand, they won’t have to twiddle their thumbs much longer as a new collection was revealed.

On the Golf Wang Instagram account, three new colorways the GOLF le Fleur* Converse were shown f, this time coming in “faux skin” which looks very reptilian. Considering the promotional images feature an alligator, it’s safe to assume that Tyler and company were going for alligator skin vibes. The three colorways being shown f are black, lime green, and beige. Each shoe comes with Tyler’s signature flower logo on the side.

If you’re looking to cop these, they will be dropping on April 6th, at select retailers. A price has not yet been determined for these.

Oh and don’t worry, no animals were harmed in the making these shoes.

Joe Theismann Believes Kyler Murray Is Too Small To Be An NFL QB

Much has been made Oklahoma Sooners quarterback and Heisman trophy winner Kyler Murray. At 5’10” and 207 pounds, many believe that Murray is too vertically challenged to be an effective QB in the NFL. While he is immensely talented, scouts and NFL teams aren’t exactly sure how he’ll be able to throw over the towering defensive lineman that populate the NFL. Joe Theismann, who was a legendary quarterback in the NFL, is one those people who have their reservations about Murray. Theismann spoke to TMZ Sports about the NFL prospect, saying that he should have picked baseball instead football. Of course, Murray had a contract with the Oakland A’s before declaring for the NFL Draft.

“From my perspective, I think he’s going to be challenged in the NFL,” Theismann said. “I think he should’ve taken baseball. That would have been my suggestion to him. It’s the mechanics playing the quarterback position.”

Theismann added that he’s rooting for Murray and that he believes he’s a “wonderful athlete” but his size could prove to be a huge disadvantage once he enters the NFL.

It’s unclear where Murray will go in the draft although all signs point to him being taken early in the first round. The opening night the draft goes down on April 25th.

Joel Embiid Whips Ball At Eric Bledsoe Who Is Then Promptly Ejected

The Philadelphia 76ers and the Milwaukee Bucks are two teams that basketball fans feel can make it out the Eastern Conference and compete in the NBA Finals. If the 76ers and Bucks were to matchup in the playfs, it would surely be an entertaining series. This was all but confirmed on Thursday night when the Bucks defeated the Sixers 128-122. While the game itself was entertaining, perhaps the biggest storyline was between Joel Embiid and Eric Bledsoe who got into a bit a dodgeball match.

Early in the first quarter, both players got into a shoving match, which led to Embiid throwing the ball at Bledsoe. Bledsoe caught the ball and then immediately whipped it back at Embiid. While Embiid initiated the altercation, Bledsoe was the one who suffered the brunt the punishments. He was issued two technical fouls and was ejected from the game.

After the game, Embiid spoke about his trollish ways.

“I was just thinking that I’m pretty good at what I do,” Embiid said, according to USA Today. “This is the second time I got one the key guys from the other team thrown out, so I was pretty excited about it.”

With the win, the Bucks have ensured themselves the best record in the NBA. They are currently 59-20.

Tory Lanez Drops "International Fargo" Mixtape

Tory Lanez has surprised fans with a new mixtape titled International Fargo. The project is his first release since 2018’s LoVE me NOw? album.

The Interscope Records artist’s latest work features five remixes of international hits by artists such as Davido and Koffee. Production is handled by The FaNaTiX, IzyBeats, Walshy Fire, NorthBoi, Kiddominant and Le SIDE.

Check out Tory’s International Fargo stream, cover art and tracklist below.

Tory Lanez Drops "International Fargo" Mixtape

1. TOUCHDOWN [prod. by The FaNaTiX]
2. TOAST f. Koffee [prod. by IzyBeats & Walshy Fire]
3. SOCO f. Melii [prod. by NorthBoi]
4. FALL f. Davido [prod. by Kiddominant]
5. DJADJA f. Aya Nakamura [prod. by Le SIDE]

PUMA Unveils All-New Uproar Spectra For DeMarcus Cousins, Danny Green

PUMA Basketball has today introduced the PUMA Uproar Spectra, equipped with a yellow colorway inspired by classic ’90s styling.

The kicks, price at $120, are ficially set to debut online at PUMA.com and in-stores next Friday, April 12, just in time for the NBA playfs.

PUMA Unveils All-New Uproar Spectra For DeMarcus Cousins, Danny Green

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The PUMA Uproar Spectra, worn by Toronto Raptor guard Danny Green and Golden State Warriors center DeMarcus Cousins, is constructed from a premium synthetic nubuck material mixed with a breathable mesh collar.

Per PUMA:

“It has a dynamic lacing system with an injection TPU external heel counter allowing for maximum foot lockdown. In addition, combined with Hybrid foam for maximum rebound and cushioning, this shoe provides all the full premium technology features to perform at the highest level. The outsole features an engineered traction tread designed specifically for quick lateral traction.”

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PUMA Unveils All-New Uproar Spectra For DeMarcus Cousins, Danny Green

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PUMA Unveils All-New Uproar Spectra For DeMarcus Cousins, Danny Green

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PUMA Unveils All-New Uproar Spectra For DeMarcus Cousins, Danny Green

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PUMA Unveils All-New Uproar Spectra For DeMarcus Cousins, Danny Green

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Kevin Hart’s Latest Netflix Special Details His Wife’s Porn History & Other R-Rated Topics

Kevin Hart: Irresponsible is currently streaming on Netflix and if you haven’t had a chance to check it out yet, keep in mind that it’s R-rated and raunchy in a number ways. The Ride Along comedian recently paid a visit to Jimmy Kimmel Live! and discussed the latter explaining some the subject matter he talks about, from having sex with his wife to her porn search history. 

Kevin Hart's Latest Netflix Special Details His Wife's Porn History & Other R-Rated Topics
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“I don’t say a damn thing. I just do it. She finds out when she comes to the comedy show,” Kevin explained when asked if his wife, Eniko Parrish, approves him revealing their personal happenings. “That was a tough situation in the household.”

The porn bit was inspired by a “random conversation” with his wife leading her to reveal that she sometimes watches porn. “She showed me. It really hurt me. It did a number,” he explained. “It was so different from what I am. Everything was big. Everybody was tall. I got mad.”

Such conversations are the epitome what the “beauty stand-up comedy” is, according to Kevin. “Honesty and authenticity is what people respond to. You want to laugh at what you can relate to and what you believe,” he said. “Nothing is malicious. It’s all done from my point view. So it’s the way I see myself in certain situations.” 

Jason Witten On Monday Night Football Criticism: "It Sucked To Go Through"

Jason Witten was one many players who went from the football field to the broadcast booth. The Cowboys tight end brought his talents to ESPN’s Monday Night Football and unfortunately for him, was immediately roasted for his performance. Fans were not forgiving to Witten and his broadcast style. As Witten explained on Ryen Russillo’s “Dual Threat” podcast, the criticism was extremely difficult to ignore and that it got to him at times.

“Nobody’s immune to it, regardless how much mental toughness you have,” Witten said. “That was one the things I kind prided myself on as a player 15 years. I could handle the big stage. … Certainly, I took a beating. I’m aware it. To say, ‘Hey, you didn’t pay attention to it.’ Bull-. Everybody’s aware, and if you’re not, you’re lying to me. … The toughest part was you finish calling a game and whether you’re flying back that night or going back to the hotel I would check my texts and it was like they found out I was sick or something or somebody died in my family. ‘Hey, praying for you. Keep your head up. Don’t worry about it.’ I’m like my gosh it wasn’t that bad, you know. … I wasn’t immune to it. It sucked going through it at times.”

Jason Witten On Monday Night Football Criticism: "It Sucked To Go Through"

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Witten announced a few weeks ago that he would be coming back to the NFL, although he made sure to make it clear that the backlash from his broadcasting career had nothing to do with it. 

“I didn’t make this decision f the noise and the criticism. That wasn’t why I made this decision it was really just I want to play,” Witten noted. “The scoreboard matters and I want to be a part that.”

Witten is currently 36 years old and will play for the Cowboys this season. Since entering the league in 2003, the Cowboys are the only team Witten has ever played for.

Billy Ray Cyrus Steps In To "Countrify" Lil Nas X’s "Old Town Road"

While the debate over “Old Town Road’s” country status rages on, Lil Nas X has been reaping the benefits regardless. With the hip-hop community standing behind him, calling out the hypocrisy behind Billboard’s decision to remove “Old Town Road” from the country charts, a discussion has been raised regarding the confines “genre.” Some feel that “Old Town Road” is, at its core, a trap song. Others believe it retains enough country values to merit a placement on the country charts. In any case, it’s likely the situation is about to get even more complicated, thanks to a well-timed intervention from Billy Ray Cyrus. 

Billy Ray Cyrus Steps In To "Countrify" Lil Nas X's "Old Town Road"

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Lil Nas X has ficially revealed that Billy Ray Cyrus came through for an ficial remix, claiming that Cyrus “murdered” his contribution. As for how the unconventional collaboration kicks f, Billy Ray fered up a few words encouragement for Lil Nas. “Been watching everything going on with OTR,” tweeted Billy Ray, tagging Lil Nas X in the process. “When I got thrown f the charts, Waylon Jennings said to me “Take this as a compliment” means you’re doing something great! Only Outlaws are outlawed. Welcome to the club!during his time crisis. “

Given Billy Ray’s credibility within the country music scene, one has to wonder whether this remix will open the door for a bonafide Billboard placement. Either way, it’s clear that a statement sorts is being made, and Lil Nas will likely find himself opening all manner saloon doors in the near future. Look for the ficial “Old Town Road” remix, featuring Billy Ray Cyrus, dropping tonight at midnight. 

Young Thug Suggests Nipsey Hussle Would Still Be Alive If We "Killed All Rats"

A few days ago, Young Thug made headlines after saying that if he were at Nipsey Hussle’s store at the time Nip’s murder, he would have caught a body. Thugger has been shaken up over the Los Angeles legend’s passing, speaking out on several occasions about his untimely death. The most recent instance shows the Atlanta spitter employing a similar mindset to that his original tribute, suggesting that if everybody had stuck to the “G Code,” Nipsey Hussle would still be with us.

The artist updated his Instagram story with a message to his fans, commenting once again on the passing the “Last Time That I Checc’ed” rapper. “If we would’ve stuck with the G code and killed all rats my brada Nipsey would still be alive,” wrote Jeffery. The statement is bold but it makes sense considering the circumstances. While it was first reported that Eric Holder, the suspected shooter, was gang-motivated, it is now being reported that Hussle’s murder was likely the product jealousy and envy.

Hussle gave a lot back to his community. In fact, the only reason he was at his shop on Sunday was to pick up clothes for his friend that had just been released from prison. The situation is incredibly sad and many are not finding it easier to deal with his loss. Just yesterday, YG spoke out about his close friend’s passing, revealing that they were working on a collaborative album and a few TV shows.

Young Thug Suggests Nipsey Hussle Would Still Be Alive If We "Killed All Rats"

Nipsey Hussle’s Family & Friends Rushed To Hospital Seconds After He Was Admitted

Nipsey Hussle‘s sudden passing has truly rocked the hip-hop community. While family, friends and artists alike are still mourning, YG and ScHoolboy Q have taken it upon themselves to delay any release new music, as a way to maintain silence in the industry for the sake one its fallen key members. 

While more and more reports are coming through on details surrounding Nipsey’s tragic death, TMZ now details that moments after the Victory Lap was admitted to the hospital, his closest friends and family were on route within minutes. The publication details how his partner Lauren London, YG, DJ Mustard, Dom Kennedy, Karen Civil, twins Malika and Khadijah, and his bodyguard, J-Roc were all at the hospital Sunday afternoon and stayed there for at least an hour after learning he had passed. 

Nipsey Hussle's Family & Friends Rushed To Hospital Seconds After He Was Admitted
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Nipsey’s crew held prayers, cried and tried to console each other after the doctor delivered the terrible news. “I am completely lost,” Lauren shard to Instagram, breaking her silence after his death. “I’ve lost my best friend, my sanctuary, my protector, my soul… I’m lost without you. We are lost without you babe. I have no words.”

Rest in power, Nipsey. 

Prince Harry Suggests Stopping "Fortnite" For The Good Of Humanity

Fortnite has become one today’s video game phenomenons, capturing the already-tenuous attention spans children and teenagers worldwide. Even NHL teams have banned the video game from locker rooms, citing the battle royale’s addictive nature. Though there’s much to appreciate about a free-to-play interactive experience, many parents have expressed concern about the perceived addictive nature a game, as if the product itself has agency. Still, Fortnite has likely consumed many a child, leading to high-pitched, rage-fuelled shrieks “MOM!!!” upon the slightest interruption. 

Prince Harry Suggests Stopping "Fortnite" For The Good Of Humanity

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Enter Prince Harry, who has ficially spoken out against the dangers Fortnite poses on society. The Duke Sussex recently stopped by the YMCA to express his concerns, citing Epic Game’s creation as “created to addict, an addiction to keep you in front a computer for as long as possible.” Not only that, but he also pondered about why anyone would ever have Fortnite in their household to begin with. Aside from Fortnite concerns, Prince Harry also opened up about the dangers social media, raising a few interesting points:

 “It’s more dangerous because it’s normalized and there are no restrictions to it. We are in a mind-altering time. Without that human connection, when you do have a problem you have nowhere to go, the only place you might go is online and you will probably end up getting bullied.”

Lest we forget the war on gaming harkens back to the Jack Thompson era, where a vocal critic attempted to draw parallels between video game violence and real-world violence. Given the booming industry today, it’s fair to say his cause faltered in the end. Yet Prince Harry appears willing to pick up the sword, albeit it for less misguided reasons than the Thompsons yore. What do you think? Should Fortnite be taken more seriously, where matters youth development are concerned?

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Joyner Lucas Exposes Nipsey Hussle’s Suspected Killer In His DMs

Everybody has been reacting differently to Nipsey Hussle‘s murder. The majority us are extremely saddened by the fact, sending prayers and condolences to his family, including Lauren London and his children. Others have met the situation with anger, calling for Eric Holder, Hussle’s suspected killer, to face the same fate as the rapper. The Crips had reportedly put the “green light” on Holder’s life before he was captured by police this week. The shooting was reportedly based on jealousy and envy, as one Nipsey’s associates put it. Holder reportedly introduced himself to Hussle as a rapper before getting his gun and fatally shooting him. Joyner Lucas was allegedly once approached by Holder in his direct messages for a feature and he called him out before deleting the post.

Joyner Lucas Exposes Nipsey Hussle's Suspected Killer In His DMs
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Joyner allegedly reposted an article about Eric Holder’s rap career, adding in evidence that Nipsey’s suspected killer followed him and sent him a message asking to collaborate. In the message that was exposed, Holder asks the rapper, “How much for a feature brotha i need it please.” Joyner never ended up responding to the man, ignoring the message to this day. The post has since been deleted along with the rest Joyner’s photos as his page has gone completely blank.

Take a look at the alleged exchange below and chime in in the comments.

Air Jordan 12 Returns With Reptile Detailing This Month: Official Images

Jordan Brand has released a handful  highly coveted women’s Air Jordans over the last few months, many which would had grown men trying to squeeze their feet into the biggest women’s size. 

Adding to the ever-growing list Js that’ll have the fellas envious is this upcoming women’s Air Jordan 12 that comes equipped with snakeskin and crocodile detailing.

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In addition to the reptilian construction, the black leather 12s feature rose gold detailing on the upper eyelets, mudguard tags, Jumpman logos and lettering down the heel. The kicks are grounded by a white rubber outsole, making for one the cleanest non-OG Air Jordan 12 colorways in recent memory.

According to J23 App, the women’s Air Jordan 12 is slated to hit retailers on April 26 for the retail price $190. It’s still unclear if extended sizes will be available, but it’s worth noting that a women’s size 12 translates to a men’s size 10.5. 

Scroll down for the ficial photos, and click here to preview the Top 10 Nike and Air Jordans on tap for April.

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