Beyonce Reportedly Working On Netflix Special & New Music

Summer 2019 looks like it will bring about some new music and Netflix content by none other than BeyonceUS Weekly reports that Beyonce is working on some new solo tracks to follow up on her 2016 album, Lemonade. Bey has previously dropped f an album with her husband, Jay Z, but it’s been a few years since we’ve gotten music from just her. A source tells the publication that she’s recorded a “couple new tracks for] a deluxe album filled with old songs.”

As for the Netflix content, the source adds how the documentary “will be tied to her Coachella 2018 performance” including additional and never before seen footage.

Beyonce Reportedly Working On Netflix Special & New Music
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More recently, Beyonce and Jay Z accepted the prestigious Vanguard Award, at the 2019 GLAAD Media Awards. Beyonce delivered a powerful speech about acceptance and how LGBTQI rights are human rights.

“We’re here to promote love for every human being,” Beyoncé said during her speech. “And change starts with supporting the people closest to you. So let’s tell them they are loved. Let’s remind them that they are beautiful, let’s speak out and protect them. And parents, let’s love our kids in their truest form. … I’d like to request that we continue to shift the stigmas in this community, especially the stigmas in black families towards queer black and brown men and women.”

Jordan Peele Explains "Us" Plot Twist As A Dark Easter (Spoiler Alert)

Hollywood, CA – The brilliance of Jordan Peele’s Us lies in its urgency to compel moviegoers who have seen the gripping thriller to think about what it all means. From the creepy rabbits to the mumbling-tethered clones and the mind-bending analysis Us necessitates, the Get Out director explained the film’s puzzling plot twist and eerie use of Luniz’s “I Got 5 On It” on the Empire Film podcast Tuesday (March 26).

Initially, Peele chose the essence of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker number “Sugar Plum Fairy” for 14-year-old Adelaide’s ballet recital, but after seeing it on screen, he thought of it as too “old school” and “pretentious.”

“I always thought that ‘I Got 5 On It’ had this haunting, and this is why we used this song in the first place, this haunting lick to it…At the same time, it’s just a total banger…The idea came to have Michael [Ables] go off on his live strings and deconstruct that song.”

Peele worked on Us for nearly two years and it pulled in more than $100 million at the box office upon its release with Academy Award-winning actress Lupita Nyong’o and Avengers: End Game actor Winston Duke as its lead stars.

Jordan revealed one of the major themes of the blockbuster film is duality, which is what the rabbits symbolized.

“There are several things going on with the rabbits for me,” Peele explained. “One of the big ones is Easter. A celebration and holiday that is very much about duality in itself. It’s the rising from this grave. This movie as you know is sort of like this dark Easter. It is a return; a rising of a messiah after a metaphorical death of sorts.”

Overall, Peele wants to fans of the film to explore what the movie ultimately means to them and look towards themselves.

“This movie’s about maybe the monster is you,” he further revealed. “It’s about us, looking at ourselves as individuals and as a group. The protagonist in the movie is the surrogate for the audience, so it felt like at the end of the day, I wasn’t doing my core theme any justice if I wasn’t revealing that we have been the bad guy in this movie. We’ve been following the villain. I say ‘villain’ lightly because I think there are many experiences of the film, and I think a lot of people go through a question of what is good and evil? Does that even exist? Both characters are lovable and terrifying, based on the lives they’ve led they’ve just sort of inverted the paths.”

He also breaks down the film’s final scene when Adelaide gives her son a mysterious smile as he pets his new rabbit ominously.

“Adelaide and Jason sharing that moment at the end, I’m purposefully leaving it a bit vague as to what exactly he knows or how far he’s come in figuring out what, if anything, he’s figured out,” he revealed. “I think the little smile she gives him is a lot of things. I think it’s a connection to the evil smile she once had as a little girl, but also a sort of understanding that her family unit was stronger from this experience.”

Jordan Peele’s latest project is a revamp of The Twilight Zone, which made its debut Monday (April 1) on CBS.

Listen to Jordan Peele explain Us plot twists on The Empire Film Podcast below.

Rihanna Is The Ultimate Host As She Sings Karaoke & Plays Beer Pong At Fenty Beauty Event

Rihanna was in London last night for her Fenty Beauty party and she had the best time partying with attendees and fans alike. The “Work” singer stunned in a yellow mini-dress that was dramatic in all the right ways while she danced, sang karaoke and even played some beer pong. There’s no shortage videos from the event where Riri even sang along to her own tunes.

Another video sees her belting the lyrics to Monica‘s “The Boy Is Mine.”

When it came to beer pong, Riri had her own customized Fenty Beauty table with gold cups to really show-f the game – wonder if she won?

Aside from her singing and beer pong efforts, Rihanna took some time to let loose and move on the dancefloor. 

It’s great to see Rihanna in such great spirits since she recently shared a heartfelt post about the passing Nipsey Hussle. “Still can’t think about anything else…can’t believe someone would rob us you,” she wrote in her second tribute. 

Michael Jackson's Nephew Launches GoFundMe Page to Produce New Documentary Protecting His Uncle

The pro-Michael Jackson documentary petition remains well, well short of its fundraising goal.

In Leaving Neverland, two men, Wade Robson and James Safechuck share their experience with Jackson as children.

In the explosive documentary, both men, now in their 30s, say the late king of pop sexually assaulted them.

Following the full airing of the controversial two-part documentary, three major Montreal stations have stopped playing Jackson’s music.  Two major radio stations in New Zealand have since followed suit – MediaWorks and NZME.

Discussing the impact his documentary has had around the world, Leaving Neverland Director Dan Reed proudly boasted,

[The] lie that Jackson perpetrated while he was alive that he was a great defender and supporter of children – and the ferocity with which his business associates and his family have defended him – means that his fall will be that much harder.

As expected, the controversial documentary has received sharp criticism from the Jackson estate.  Denouncing Leaving Neverland through multiple written statements, the Jackson family has filed a $100 million defamatory lawsuit against HBO.

Now, one Jackson member has fought back against the claims.  And, he’s asked the public for help.

#SaveMichaelJackson?

In a new interview, Taj Jackson, the 45-year-old son of Tito Jackson, revealed his plans to save his uncle Michael from the fallout of Leaving Neverland.

I’m a fighter, especially when I know I’m right.

So, to counter the negative press and clear Michael Jackson’s name, Taj will create his own documentary series.

I knew I had to be someone out in front fighting for my uncle.

To get started, he set up a GoFundMe page.  The Untitled Michael Jackson Series petition remains well short of its $770,000 goal, currently having raised $114,763.

The GoFundMe page first launched on January 25th, 2019.

Speaking directly to his uncle’s fans, Taj urges,

MJ fam – here we are in 2019, the 10-year anniversary of my Uncle’s passing.  We all knew this would be a difficult year for so many of us worldwide.

Instead of being able to mourn and properly celebrate and honor Michael Jackson, we are, again, being forced to educate the media and the general public with the evidence-based truth about him.

Taking a swipe at Leaving Neverland, he continues,

Once again, we have to defend Michael Jackson’s name and legacy from vicious and calculated lies.  We can no longer sit back and wait for the ‘right thing’ to be reported or for someone else to step in and champion our cause.

This is on us – fans, friends and family.  I know that the unanimous acquittals and the FBI’s 10-year investigation (resulting in my Uncle’s complete exoneration) should have been enough.

“The worst thing we can do is let this continued slander go unchallenged.”

Taj explains Dan Reed had never approached him nor the Jackson estate during the production of his documentary.

Taj adds he participated in over 200 sleepovers and never saw nor suspected any kind of sexual misconduct.  Dismissing Robson and Safechuck’s allegations, he explains they remain only interested in making money.

There should not have been 45 minutes of them gloating about Michael in Leaving Neverland.  That’s not how you feel when you’re abused.  There’s no admiration.

Taj, himself a victim of sexual abuse, said the unproven documentary’s ‘tone’ completely infuriated him.

[Robson and Safechuck] just have a platform now and they have a movement that they’re utilizing – a movement where we believe the victims no matter what.

“I can’t go with that.  I agree with listening to everyone, but I don’t blindly believe anyone because that’s a dangerous place to be.

You can view the GoFundMe page here.

 


Featured image by Edward Leung (CC by 2.0).

Troy Carter Launches a New Music and Tech Company Called Q&A

How will Troy Carter’s Q&A fare against established digital distribution and artist management companies?

Late last year, Scooter Braun and Troy Carter in a lawsuit that quickly turned bitter.

Braun’s Ithaca Management Holdings sued the former Spotify executive for defaulting on a $10 million loan.  With interest, that totaled $14.5 million.  Ithaca demanded payment from Carter, even going as far as asking a court to freeze the former Spotify executive’s bank account.

Several weeks ago, that lawsuit came to an amicable end.  Both sides on a joint notice of settlement.  Financial terms of the agreement remain unclear.

Now, fresh off that lawsuit, Carter has made a new move in the music industry.

Any questions?

The former Spotify executive – as well as former Lady Gaga manager – has unveiled a new company alongside a longtime friend and business partner.

Carter and J. Erving have launched Q&A, a “new, modern music and technology company.”

According to a press release, the company will empower the next generation of artists through technology, tools, and services.  Moving toward expansion, Q&A has merged with Human Re Sources, J. Erving’s recently-launched digital distribution and label services company.

The merger will allow both companies to “build an integrated solution for artists distribution, management, label services, and data analytics with a highly collaborative artist-driven approach.”  Carter and J. Erving’s goal remains to create an ecosystem where entrepreneurial artists receive support throughout their career.

Human Re Sources currently works with artists, including Peter Manos, Charlotte Lawrence, the YBN (collective), and Brent Faiyaz.  The first release for the merged company is singer/songwriter Pink Sweat$.

In addition to working with Q&A/Human Re Sources, Carter will continue serving as Entertainment Advisor of the Prince estate.

Speaking about how his former role at Spotify helped him launch the new company, Carter explained,

My time spent at Spotify allowed me the opportunity to see gaps that still exists between the music business and technology.

Modern artists have to be more entrepreneurial than ever before.  They’re looking for a lot more than music distribution.  They want experienced teams that can help build long-lasting careers.

We designed the company to allow artists of any size to have a shot at success.  Whether you choose to stay independent or continue on to major label, our goal is to help creators through the process with a high level of service and intuitive software.”

 


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Police Name Suspect in Nipsey Hussle Murder

Police have named a suspect in the shooting death of Nipsey Hussle.

The Los Angeles Police Department is searching for a 29-year-old man named Eric Holder, who is wanted for homicide. Holder was last seen in a 2016 white Chevy Cruze with the California license plate 7RJD742. Anyone with information about the suspect’s whereabouts is asked to come forward and assist with the investigation.

According to police, Holder walked up to the 33-year-old rapper and two other men and opened fire outside the Marathon Clothing store Nipsey owned around 3:20 p.m. on Sunday. After firing numerous shots, Holder ran southbound through an adjacent alley and escaped in a waiting white Chevy, driven by an unidentified female.

Two of the three victims were transported to local hospitals, and one refused medical treatment at the scene. Hussle ultimately died of gunshot wounds to the head and torso, according to the Los Angeles County coroner’s office.

Law enforcement sources told the Los Angeles Times that the suspect had some type of personal dispute with Hussle that ended in the shooting. Detectives believe the gunman is a gang member, but the motive is more personal in nature.

Just before the shooting, Hussle tweeted: “Having strong enemies is a blessing.”

Surveillance video shows a gunman walking up to Hussle and two other men, who were standing in front of the store in a strip mall on Slauson Avenue. The gunman is seen opening fire before Hussle falls to the ground and the two other victims run away from the gunman.

On Monday night, hundreds of mourners gathered outside the Marathon Clothing store to remember Hussle at a vigil, which turned chaotic when a stampede broke out. Several people were injured as they tried to flee the scene and were trampled. A fight appeared to have triggered the incident after one person possibly pulled out a gun, but no shots were fired.

According to The Times, 19 people were transported to hospitals: two of them are in critical condition, including one hurt in a car accident; two people with serious injuries; and 15 with non-life-threatening injuries.

Hussle was scheduled to meet with LAPD Chief Michel Moore and Police Commission President Steve Soboroff on Monday to talk about gang violence prevention.

Following his death, there has been an outpouring of grief, thoughts, and prayers from Hussle’s fans and peers, including Kendrick Lamar, Drake, Rihanna, Cardi B, and The Game.

Nipsey Hussle Murder Suspect Eric Holder Held In Solitary Confinement

The murder Nipsey Hussle has been a low point in recent history, and the outpouring condolences his family has received speaks to the impact his legacy. And while nothing can bring Nip back, the man suspected taking his life – Eric Holder – has been taken into police custody after being arrested near a Bellflower mental hospital. Now, TMZ has revealed that Holder is currently being held in solitary confinement, as police believe he’s made himself into a massive target. In short, those in general population will likely think little Nipsey Hussle’s killer, and act accordingly. 

Nipsey Hussle Murder Suspect Eric Holder Held In Solitary Confinement

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As it’s likely that Holder will face life behind bars, it’s unclear whether his stint in solitary will follow suit. In the meantime, police plan on keeping him there. Once he’s transferred to L.A. County Jail, Holder will reportedly remain in isolation until his trial date. With a bail $7,040,000, it’s highly unlikely that Holder will find a way out his current situation. Though some feel as if Holder is being let f easy, consider the maddening nature extended periods in isolation. Still, it doesn’t bring much in the way satisfaction, given that Nipsey Hussle is no longer with us, nor will he ever be.

Days later, the loss still hurts. We can only imagine how his loved ones, including girlfriend Lauren London, must be feeling. Our condolences go out to his friends and family. Read our tribute to Nip’s legacy here

$uicideboy$ Announce Headlining Tour With Denzel Curry, Shoreline Mafia, & More

New Orleans duo $uicideboy$ have been highly successful in the underground, continually coming up with bangers for their large fanbase. The group has associated themselves closely with a number musical acts around the county, collaborating regularly with a long list names. Some the most frequent artists popping up on $uicideboy$ records are Germ, Pouya, and others. On the upcoming Greyday Tour, $crim and Ruby da Cherry will have an opportunity to show f their extensive network on stage, inviting along a slew guests for their latest headlining tour.

Making the announcement today, the New Orleans duo revealed tour dates and support acts for each show on the schedule. Spanning from July to August, the collective will be putting on shows in markets like Brooklyn, Los Angeles and, course, their hometown Nola. Aside from a few the shows, the whole gang will be showcased together, comprising $uicideboy$, Denzel Curry, Germ, Pouya, Shoreline Mafia, City Morgue, Night Lovell, Turnstile and Trash Talk. 

General tickets will be going on sale this Friday on the G59 website. Will you be checking out the underground icons on tour this summer? Peep the full list dates below. 

GREYDAY TOUR DATES
7/24/19 – SEATTLE, WA – WAMU THEATER #$%&^
7/26/19 – SAN FRANCISCO, CA – THE MIDWAY OUTDOORS  #$%&^
7/27/19 – SAN DIEGO, CA – SOMA  #$%&=
7/28/19 – CHANDLER, AZ – RAWHIDE EVENT CENTER  #$%&^=
7/30/19 – DALLAS, TX – THE PAVILION @ TOYOTA MUSIC FACTORY  #$%&=!
7/31/19 – HOUSTON, TX – REVENTION MUSIC CENTER #$%&=!
8/2/19 – MONTREAL, QC – OSHEAGA FESTIVAL
8/3/19 – NEW ORLEANS, LA – MARDI GRAS WORLD   #$%&!?
8/4/19 – ATLANTA, GA – COCA-COLA ROXY #$%&!?
8/5/19 – NORFOLK, VA – THE NORVA
8/7/19 – CLEVELAND, OH – AGORA THEATRE  #$%&!=
8/9/19 – BROOKLYN, NY – FORD AMPHITHEATRE @ CONEY ISLAND #$%&!=
8/10/19 – SAYREVILLE, NJ – STARLAND BALLROOM $%&
8/11/19 – WORCESTER, MA – THE PALLADIUM OUTDOORS  #$%&!?
8/13/19 – DETROIT, MA – MASONIC TEMPLE THEATRE  #$%&!=
8/14/19 – MILWAUKEE, WI – EAGLES BALLROOM  #$%&!=
8/16/19 – CHICAGO, IL – ARAGON BALLROOM  #$%&!^
8/17/19 – DES MOINES, IA – 515 ALIVE FESTIVAL
8/18/19 – BONNER SPRINGS, KS – PROVIDENCE MEDICAL CENTER AMPHITHEATER  #$%&=^
8/19/19 – DENVER, CO – THE MISSION BALLROOM #$%&=^
8/21/19 – MAGNA, UT – THE GREAT SALTAIR #$%&=^
8/23/19 – LOS ANGELES, CA – SHRINE EXPO HALL #$%&=
 
# – TRASH TALK
$ – NIGHT LOVELL
% – GERM
& – CITY MORGUE
^ – SHORELINE MAFIA
? – POUYA
= – DENZEL CURRY
! – TURNSTILE

Harlem Apartment Busted For 77 Pounds Of Heroin & Fentanyl Labelled "Pablo Escobar"

Just a couple weeks after Philadelphia nabbed its biggest cocaine bust in the history the city, an apartment in Harlem has now been busted with over $10 million worth heroin and fentanyl. NY Daily News reports that over 77 pounds heroin and fentanyl, as well as bricks drugs labeled “Pablo Escobar” were confiscated by police just yesterday on Lenox Ave. at W. 141st St.

Depending on the potency the opioids, they are worth anywhere from $10 million to $20 million. $200,000 in cash, a money counter and a kilogram press were also found in the apartment. “The amount fentanyl and heroin seized is a chilling reminder the daunting threat lethal opioids pose to vulnerable substance users and those tempted to try readily available drugs,” Special Narcotics Prosecutor Bridget Brennan said.

Police made the bust after an investigation that required surveillance on Ariel Hernandez and Luisuidyn Garcia Mena. Police watched as both parties met in a black 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe and then followed Ariel who led cops to the apartment. When Ariel left the apartment again he was wearing a backpack that contained three kilos heroin and fentanyl. 

Ariel, 35, faces charges criminal possession a controlled substance while Luisuidyn, 41, is charged with conspiracy and false personation for allegedly giving authorities a fake name. Both have pleaded not guilty. 

#DXCLUSIVE: Epic Beard Men & Atmosphere’s Slug Honor Slick Rick In "Pistol Dave" Video

Epic Beard Men — the super duo comprised of B. Dolan and Sage Francis — are back with a new video for “Pistol Dave” featuring Slug of Atmosphere and vocalist Blue Raspberry. The animated visual finds the Epic Beard Men detailing a shady character every touring musician is likely familiar with, while Slug adopts the Pistol Dave persona to anchor the song.

Blue Raspberry, mostly known for her contributions to Wu-Tang Clan material, offers her crooning vocals throughout the track. With animation courtesy of Wasaru, the “Pistol Dave” video doesn’t disappoint.

Sonically speaking, there’s a healthy nod to Slick Rick’s “Children’s Story” with lines such as, “Dave the dope fiend shooting dopes who don’t know the meaning of homies nor bloke.”

“Pistol Dave” comes from the Epic Beard Men’s debut album, This Was Supposed to Be Fun, which was released late last month Strange Famous Records.

Other contributors to the project include Eligh of Living Legends, South African newcomer Yugen Blakrok, New Orleans Bounce legend Vockah Redu, vocalist Kathleen Stubelek of Circle Takes the Square and San Antonio upstart Worldwide contribute brilliant supporting turns.

The video will arrive on Adult Swim this weekend.

In the meantime, check it out above, peep their tour dates below and cop the album here. 

4/4 Boston – Sonia

4/5 NYC – Mercury Lounge

4/6 Philadelphia, PA – Kung Fu Necktie

4/7 Pittsburgh, PA – Spirit

4/9 Evansville, IN – Lamasco Bar

4/10 Chicago, IL – Subterranean

4/11 Milwaukee, WI – Cactus Club

4/12 Iowa City, IA – Gabe’s

4/13 Lincoln, NE – The Royal Grove

4/16 Salt Lake City, UT – Metro Music Hall

4/17 Bozeman, MT – The Zebra

4/18 Spokane, WA – The Pin

4/19 Seattle, WA – Barboza

4/20 Portland, OR – Paris Theater

4/22 Oakland, CA – The New Parish

4/23 Fresno, CA – Strummer’s

4/24 Los Angeles, LA – Catch One (Noise Room)

4/25 San Diego, CA – Soda Bar

4/26 Las Vegas, NV – Ninja Karaoke

4/27 Phoenix, AZ – Crescent Ballroom

4/28 Grand Junction, CO – Mesa Theater

4/30 Denver, CO – Cervantes Otherside

5/1 Fort Collins, CO – Aggie Theater

5/3 Shawnee, KS – Roxy Bar

5/4 St Louis, MO – Firebird

5/6 Pontiac, MI – The Pike Room

5/7 Cincinnati, OH – Top Cats

5/8 Cleveland – Beachland Tavern

5/10 Washington, DC – Comet Ping Pong

5/26 Minnesota State Fairgrounds – Soundset

Eminem’s Daughter Hailie Mathers Wades At The Beach In Black Bikini

For the last week, Eminem‘s daughter Hailie has been spending some quality time at the beach, refreshing her mind before heading back home to Detroit. The social media star has over 1.5 million followers and people have been checking to see what she’s up to. Clearly, Hailie has spent a lot time at the gym this past year, showing f her sculpted stomach a few days ago. She’s still lounging around in the sand but she encountered a little bit a scare when she was wading through a waterfall and noticed what appeared to be a baby shark.

I don’t know about you but after the viral song popped f, I wouldn’t want to see a “Baby Shark” around either. Hailie was chilling on the rocks when she decided to get into the water, freaking out when she saw a large fish that resembled a baby shark. Or, at least that’s how she’s describing the run-in.

In a later upload, the socialite dipped her feet into the ocean and got upset about how she’ll need to go home once her vacay is finished. “I just found out it’s snowing back at home,” said the Detroit native with a crying emoji. Hailie has been keeping fans updated on her life for months, separating her page into several sections including fitness, travel and other categories.

Police Identify Nipsey Hussle's Killer, Dismissing Gang-Related Motive

The man who shot Nipsey Hussle gloated about the murder on social media.  He’s now wanted by the LAPD.

On Sunday afternoon, a young black man with known gang ties shot and killed Nipsey Hussle.

The Grammy-nominated rapper/activist rapper – real name Ermias Davidson Asghedom – had long worked with the black community in Los Angeles to end gentrification and gang violence.

That afternoon, the young man shot Asghedom in the head and in the chest.  The shooting happened outside of Hussle’s store, The Marathon Clothing, reportedly in front of his daughter.  The rapper was taken to a nearby hospital, where doctors pronounced him dead.  He was 33.

According to local sources, the suspect opened fire at close range.  He then ran into a waiting getaway car.

Now, as his supporters continue to mourn, police have identified who may have killed Asghedom.

Just a matter of time before the suspect is caught.

Yesterday evening, at a memorial for the slain rapper outside his store, a stampede broke out as mourners suddenly tried to flee the area.  Nineteen people were injured.  Two remain in crucial condition, and two others in serious condition.

It remains unclear what caused the panic.

Detectives for the Los Angeles Police Department have identified Eric Holder, a 29-year-old gang member, as the murder suspect.  The LAPD has since issued a photograph of Holder.

According to surveillance footage, Holder walked up to Hussle and two other men before shooting them.  He then fled the scene in a 2016 Chevy Cruze.  Driven by an unidentified female, the car license plate reads 7RJD742.

At a press conference earlier today, an LAPD spokesperson said the shooting wasn’t gang-related.  The spokesperson also confirmed the suspect gloated about the shooting on social media.

Following the rapper’s tragic passing, Nipsey Hussle streams have jumped 700% on streaming music services.  His last album, Victory Lap, jumped to No. 2 on Apple Music.  In addition, his music videos – ‘Racks in the Middle,’ ‘Last Time That I Checc’d,’ and ‘Rap N—s’ – landed on the platform’s Top 5 Music Videos.

According to a separate report, Asghedom allegedly owned the masters to his works.  If true, the streaming revenue will go directly to his family.

 


Featured image by Nipsey Hussle (YouTube screengrab).

New Era Reveals 2019 NFL Draft Hats Inspired By City Flags: First Look

New Era has today launched the 2019 “On-Stage NFL Draft Collection” featuring the very hats that players such as Kyler Murray, Nick Bosa, Josh Allen, Quinnen Williams and others will wear as they shake commissioner Goodell’s hand on Thursday, April 25.

Each cap features an embroidered team logo and unique design inspired by a local flag from each the 32 NFL markets. The NFL 100 logo is featured on the back, making this the first collection from New Era that celebrates the NFL’s 100th anniversary.

New Era Reveals 2019 NFL Draft Hats Inspired By City Flags: First Look

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The New Era 2019 On-Stage NFL Draft Collection fers a mix silhouettes, including the Low Prile 59FIFTY® which will be worn by the players as they join their new teams. The collection is also available in a 59FIFTY® Fitted, 9FIFTY® Snapback, 39THIRTY® stretch fit, 9FORTY® adjustable and a women’s 9TWENTY®  adjustable.

“As the ficial on-field cap the National Football League, New Era is proud to honor the players at the 2019 NFL Draft as they take the next step in their athletic career,” said Ryan DiNunzio, Director Football and Soccer at New Era Cap. “The New Era 2019 On-Stage NFL Draft Collection is inspired by the flags in the markets each the NFL’s 32 franchises, incorporating unique design elements that tie back to each team.”

New Era Reveals 2019 NFL Draft Hats Inspired By City Flags: First Look

New Era

Each cap features an embroidered team logo and unique design inspired by a local flag from each the 32 NFL markets. The NFL 100 logo is featured on the back, making this the first collection from New Era that celebrates the NFL’s 100th anniversary.

The New Era 2019 On-Stage NFL Draft Collection is available now at neweracap.com

New Era Reveals 2019 NFL Draft Hats Inspired By City Flags: First Look

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Snoop Dogg Leaves Stench Of Weed In Green Room, Theatre "Big Mad"

If you invite Snoop Dogg somewhere, expect the permeating odor weed to follow. It’s that simple. Yet some people are left surprised by his smoking habits, despite the fact that they’re basically common knowledge at this point. Such was the hard lesson learned by the ArcLight Hollywood cinema, upon holding a premiere for Harmony Korrine’s The Beach Bum flim. The film itself, which stars Snoop Dogg and Matthew McConaughey navigating a weed-soaked beachfront paradise, seemed to encourage a little bit art imitating life. 

Snoop Dogg Leaves Stench Of Weed In Green Room, Theatre "Big Mad"

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Upon entering the green room, Uncle Snoop proceeded to spark up, and presumably kept it going for an extended period time. Evidently, theater staff had a problem with Snoop’s dismissal the “no smoking” policy, so much so they reportedly sent a message to premiere organizers. “The main issue is that the talent smoked weed in the green room,” explained one the staff. “The site has spent all day airing it out and I checked it about two hours ago and it smells a bit better, just a faint smell remains.”

Clearly, Snoop’s inclination to spark up wherever he goes is not appreciated by everyone. Especially those employed at the ArcLight Hollywood cinema. Where do you stand on this one? Should Snoop abstain from lighting up in private establishments? Or is it simply an expected part his charm?

Nike KD 12 "Day One" Will Release This Week: Details

Kevin Durant is arguably the best player in the NBA. With LeBron James aging and Durant’s legacy being cemented by championships in Golden State, you can make the case that KD is an all-time great. Having said that, there is no surprise that Nike gave KD a signature shoe as soon as he came into the league. Twelve years later and we’re already at the KD 12, the latest sneaker in the Kevin Durant library. While a colorful 90’s inspired yellow colorway has been revealed, the much simpler “Day One” version is almost here and we have all the details surrounding the release.

This sneaker will come in “Black/White-Pure Platinum,” creating a basic default colorway that will surely appeal to those seeking a basic basketball shoe. The upper is completely black, while a white Nike swoosh and midsole add some contrast to the shoe. Meanwhile, a large Air Zoom unit can be found throughout the outsole.

Nike KD 12 "Day One" Will Release This Week: Details

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According to Sneaker News, the KD 12 will be going for $150 USD and the “Day One” model will be coming out on Saturday, April 6th. The shoe will be available on nike.com and other Nike Basketball retailers.

Will you be looking into the KD 12 or is this latest model a skip for you?