Sonos Will Stop Updating Older Speakers in May Despite 92% 'Still In Use'

Sonos will stop updating its older speakers and hardware in May, the company has announced.

Sonos says it is retiring old products because “they have been stretched to their technical limits in terms of memory and processing power.” The change will affect many Sonos customers, as 92% of its products are still in use.

The Sonos Play:5 speaker released in 2009, and all earlier devices are affected. The issue will affect anyone who is still using older hardware and even those who have mixed equipment.

Sonos says older products can still be used, but it will prevent new speakers from receiving updates. Sonos says it is because all speakers run on the same software, so old hardware will cause the system to lag behind.

The company plans on launching a way for customers to segment their older products in a separate speaker group. Let’s be clear here; these speakers still work just fine. Sonos speakers used to be a ‘for life’ purchase for many.

Sonos is offering a ‘recycling’ program that gives users 30% off of new hardware. But the recycling program bricks your old device, rendering it completely unusable afterward. This scheme isn’t some cash for clunkers buyback program Sonos is doing here; it’s planned obsolescence.

Sonos says its recycling program is about “sustainability,” but e-waste recyclers confirm that’s not entirely true.

Putting your old Play:5 speaker into after 21 days. Bricked devices cannot be reused and end up in a landfill. The bricked hardware can’t be repaired, either. The recycling process puts the speaker’s serial number on a blacklist on Sonos’ servers.

The news sparked outrage when it hit social media, which Sonos defended. The spokesperson said the Trade-Up program is intended to “help customers that are interested in upgrading to the next generation of Sonos products.” Well, now it seems like Sonos is forcing those customers’ hands if they want an up-to-date home entertainment system.

Meek Mill Reminds Tekashi 6ix9ine He Snitched Following New Prison Photo

Meek Mill had something to say about Tekashi 6ix9ine’s latest prison photo.

Shortly after the incarcerated rapper’s alleged girlfriend shared a photo of 6ix9ine her Instagram account, the Dream Chaser Records founder hopped in the comment section to remind 6ix9ine he’s still a snitch.

“That witness protection drip,” he wrote.

Meek Mill Reminds Tekashi 6ix9ine He Snitched Following New Prison Photo

In the photo, 6ix9ine’s signature rainbow-colored hair has been replaced by dark brown roots and dirty blonde tips. He’s dressed in an all-white prison jumpsuit and all-white sneakers, making his tattoos appear even more prominent.

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They kidnapped you , they had with the mother of your child , they get caught on the phone trying to kill you & their stealing millions of dollars from you . If you snitch , for the rest of your life people are gonna try to kill you for being a rat but if you don’t snitch , you’re doing 47 years in prison where they’re gonna kill you anyway because they were already talking about it . Sammy the Bull kills 19 people and gets 5 years . You kill no one and gets 2 years . This shit is so fucked up …. LMFAOOO they can’t break you , no one understands why people still love you and support you . 💕13X PLATINUM 💿 8X GOLD 📀 AND YOU HAD NO FRIENDS IN THIS INDUSTRY TO START OFF YOUR CAREER YOU TOLD EVERYONE SUCK YOUR DICK !!! THEY KNOW THE INTERNET HASN’T BEEN THE SAME SINCE YOU LEFT I LOVE YOU BABY #FREE YOU 💙💚💛🧡❤️💜

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The caption on the photo has seemingly infuriated the mother of 6ix9ine’s child Sara Molina who had plenty of vitriol for his current ride-or-die. Molina took issue with the line about her that read, “they had with the mother of your child.”

“Bitch don’t mention me if you ain’t gonna see me,” Molina responded in an Instagram post. “You’re weak asf, imagine sleeping with a nigga, while he still with his baby moms, ENDING UP WITH THE NIGGA, BUT YOU STILL MENTIONING ME FOR WHAT. He not even hugging you or kissing you. boy look like he’s dying inside standing right next to you. you the only one that looks happy dummy.”

6ix9ine was sentenced in his racketeering case last month.

In addition to the 14 months he’s already served, Judge Paul A. Engelmayer sentenced him to 24 months in prison with five years supervised release, 300 hours of community service and a $35,000 fine.

Orlando Brown Claims He Let Nick Cannon Give Him Oral Sex — & He ‘Liked It’

Whether Orlando Brown is trolling remains to be seen but according to a recent Instagram Live video, the actor/singer claims he let Nick Cannon give him oral .

“You want me to tell everybody and let everybody know that — fine. Nick, I let you suck my dick,” he says in the clip. “OK, fine. I said it. I let Nick suck my dick — and I liked it. It was OK. It was fine. Nick, you sucked my dick. But everybody knows you did it as a female but Nick, you sucked my dick.

“I don’t want to say that. Nick been sucking dick [laughs]. Nick, you know you’ve been sucking dick. You don’t want me on Wild ‘N Out. Nick been sucking dick. Everybody in the world gonna be like, ‘Nick been sucking dick.’

Several people in the comment section are accusing Brown of being high on crack, while others are skeptical of the claim altogether. In particular, the line about Cannon being “a female” as he allegedly performed the elicit act raised a few eyebrows.

Over the past few years, Brown has been arrested numerous times. In June 2018, he was busted with crack cocaine in Las Vegas while wandering around an area known for prostitution and illegal drug activity. Six months later, he was arrested a fifth time for breaking into his friend’s restaurant and attempting to change the locks.

In December 2018, Brown appeared on the Dr. Phil show where he insisted he was four years sober, was the son of Michael Jackson and had four children “that he knows of” but couldn’t remember their names or ages. The host expressed concern about his mental health.

Brown started his career as a child actor on shows such as That’s So Raven and The Jamie Foxx Show. 

6ix9ine’s Baby Mama To His GF: "Boy Look Like He’s Dying Inside Standing Next To You"

Sara Molina isn’t down with anything related to her ex-boyfriend and the father her child, Tekashi 6ix9ine. After giving several interviews about her relationship with the Brooklyn native, she has been clowning him to rainbow hell and back, choosing sides and turning her back on him. She doesn’t want to be associated with the star so, when his current girlfriend Jade made mention her in the caption to her new photo with the rapper, Molina was pissed. Jade made mention to the allegations that 6ix9ine’s manager had with Molina while they were still together but Sara doesn’t need anybody to speak up for her… and she definitely doesn’t want Jade’s opinion.

“Bitch don’t mention me if you ain’t gonna see me,” wrote Sara Molina as her ficial response on Instagram. “You’re weak asf, imagine sleeping with a n***a while he still with his baby moms, ENDING UP WITH THE N***A, BUT YOU STILL MENTIONING ME FOR WHAT. He not even hugging you or kissing you boy look like he’s dying inside standing right next to you. You the only one that looks happy dummy.”

In Tekashi’s defense, he had just learned that he wouldn’t be able to serve out his remaining time from home, which could be why he looks so miserable. Or, maybe Sara knows something that we don’t. Regardless, she didn’t have to come so hard at Jade.

Top 10 Current NBA Players & Their Rap Counterpart

Ballplayers want to be rappers and rappers want to be ballplayers. It’s an age-old adage. The NBA has long been a core piece hip-hop culture – from Allen Iverson heralding a new era emphatic urban style to rappers being fanatical about basketball sneakers. And course, rap songs are ten laden with references to the game’s most iconic players.

“Which park are y’all playing basketball/Get me on the court and I’m trouble/Last week fucked around and got a triple double/Freaking niggas every way like MJ/I can’t believe today was a good day” – Ice Cube

“Real quick, real sick, raw nights, I perform like Mike/Anyone—Tyson, Jordan, Jackson, action, pack guns” – Biggie

“But I’m limitless mentally, I’m lyrically ZMT/Lebron shit, I was in that 6 after 23” – Wale

“Went from most hated to the champion god flow/I guess that’s a feeling only me and LeBron know” – Kanye

NBA stars have attempted to crossover into rap with great regularity. Shaquille O’Neal dropped four studio albums (although he’s not quite as dominant in the booth as he is on the block) and Ron Artest even started a record label. And whether its Stephon Marbury in Big Pun’s “Whatcha Gone Do” video or LeBron popping up in Jay-Z’s “D.O.A” visual or, let’s not forget, Ray Allen’s unforgettable cameo in Public Enemy’s “He Got Game,” Ballers haven’t ever been shy about popping up in rap videos. MC’s are mainstays at NBA games; if you turn on a Hawks game, you’ll ten see Gucci Mane sitting court-side or Ice Cube on the hardwood at Laker games. Given all the crossover and cultural importance these two share, I thought it was only right to draw some comparisons.

Trae Young (DaBaby)

New on the scene but with an adept game and a lot swag. Their moves on the court/stage get the crowd going. Both are more than willing to provide a good assist. DaBaby with a host saucy features, including Megan Thee Stallion‘s “Cash Shit” and Quality Control‘s “Baby.” Trae with the frequent no-look pass or alley-oop. Young Ice is Top 5 in the NBA in scoring and assists. Neither’s success has come without hate. People criticize DaBaby over his singular method flow. But those nay-sayers may be missing the actual bars he’s spitting. Like, are you even listening? Not to mention he’s got a chart-topping album. The same goes for Trae. People talk about the Hawks record but overlook the fact he a). Has 0 help and b). Is putting up historic numbers for an NBA sophomore.


Anthony Davis (Meek Mill)

Top 10 Current NBA Players & Their Rap Counterpart

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It always seemed like one thing after the other for these two. Nick-nack injuries, an incompetent General Manager – probation, legal fight after legal fight, beef. Neither could ever quite seem to get over the hump but now they are in significantly better situations. Davis is a Los Angeles Laker; running flank to LeBron James. Meek has rebounded from being the target maybe the biggest hit diss record ever and has been released from prison. With monkeys f their back, Davis is vying for a title this season and Meek is eyeing his first Grammy for Album the Year. These two have the potential to be the best in the game. Before his coup to exit New Orleans, Davis was pegged as next in line to take over the league while Meek was pinned the new Jay-Z. They have the talent but questions still remain about whether they can elevate their game even more to reach their potential.


Luka Doncic (YBN Cordae)

Young but polished. These guys both burst onto the scene looking to compete immediately with absolutely no fear – I’m sure to the surprise many. Cordae’s delivery as velvety and fluid as Luka’s step-back jumper. Each has his eye on running the game for years to come. they’re also not afraid to go at the neck an all-time great. YBN responded to J. Cole’s “1985” while Luka has dropped a 30-point triple-double on LeBron’s head top. Bright futures await this pair. Both will be hoisting trophies in the years to come. 


Damian Lillard (Dame DOLLA)

Top 10 Current NBA Players & Their Rap Counterpart

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There’s not a better comparison for Damian Lillard on the court than Damian Lillard in the booth. He plays the way he raps. Even keel. Consistent. Sharp. And they’ve been underrated for a long time. Another similarity, they both need to get out Portland! Neither is willing to back down from a challenge. Damian went nose to nose with Russell Westbrook who barked and barked at him during the first round playf series – sending OKC home with an elimination-game buzzer-beater. Dame DOLLA is no stranger to beef wither. He’s battled rapped the likes Marvin Bagley III and Shaq, taking home victories in both bouts. 


James Harden (Travis Scott)

Their numbers are as gaudy as their eye for attention-grabbing ensembles and jewelry. To go along with their creative fashion choices, each posts flashy numbers. Stats tell you they’re two the best in their individual games. But success hasn’t just come on a silver platter. Harden began his career as a 6th man, coming f the bench in OKC. Then transformed in the virtually unstoppable scoring machine we see today. As shown in his recent documentary, Travis had a steep climb up the mountain as well. A video that went viral shows Scott performing for a few dozen people in 2013. Compare that to La Flame selling out the AstroWorld festival just 6 years later. Harden went from 6th man the year in 2012 to NBA MVP in 2018. An equally impressive rise. 


Jimmy Butler (Pusha T)

Top 10 Current NBA Players & Their Rap Counterpart

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These two do so much for their team. Jimmy is Mr. Everything for Miami while Pusha T is the President GOOD music with the second most releases under the label. Neither puts up the splashy numbers but they’re incredibly effective in big moments. While their stats won’t jump f the page, they consistently deliver. Both are winners. Put them up against anybody rapping or hooping and they have the ability to come out on top. Of course this pair is not afraid a little beef. Pusha and Jimmy have regularly had spats with peers. Butler can trash-talk with the best them while Pusha diss records are the stuff legend. 


Nikola Jokic (Jack Harlow)

At first glance and maybe even second, most people wouldn’t recognize them on a city block. But these two are erudite in their craft at the highest level. Harlow and Jokic can hold their own against some the best in the game. In the basketball community, Jokic gets mad love but the casual fan may not fully appreciate his ability. The same could go for Harlow who isn’t as well known as he should be. 


LeBron James (Drake)

The numbers say they’re the best ever, but both have their doubters. Harshly criticized by the general public each just keeps on compiling milestone after milestone. Drake and LeBron have had their forgettable moments that amount to tiny stains on Rushmore resumes. The fact is, you can’t tell the story hip-hop without Drake and you can’t tell the story the NBA without LeBron James. The pair have single-handedly changed the culture their respective industries. LeBron ushered in positionless basketball while Drake took the role rapper-singer to new heights. Label them, all-around players, because their versatility. Lebron can do just about everything on both ends the court, while Drake can rap, sing, act, do comedy. Hell, I’m not sure if there’s anything this guy can’t do. To top the comparison f they are both chasing legacies many feel are untouchable no matter what they do (Jay-Z & Michael Jeffery Jordan).


Kawhi Leonard (Kendrick Lamar)

Top 10 Current NBA Players & Their Rap Counterpart

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Both L.A. guys. Both don’t quite get the recognition they deserve but are arguably the best in the game. The only question left about them is, how much longer will the run continue. Mild-mannered and unassuming f the court or stage their performance has a mercurial nature about it. Oh, and they make greatness look effortless. Two defensive player the year awards, two finals MVPs and two championships versus 37 Grammy nominations and 13 wins. All since 2013. They’ve got the hardware to back up an all-time resume. Each has accomplished a lot in a short period time. Both had to pay their dues before having the breakout year that changed their careers.  


Giannis Antetokounmpo (J. Cole)

Giannis and Cole are humble superstars, true to their roots and the soil that bred them. Both possess a tremendous work ethic and the ability to make those around them better. Giannis is one the only players in the NBA averaging more than 10 rebounds and 5 assists per game. Cole dished out plenty assists on features in 2019, including some fire bars on Jay Rock’s “OSOM.” He’s even featured on what may be the Grammy winner for Song the Year – 21 Savage’s hit, “A lot.” But don’t let the smile and even temperament fool you. If you push them far enough, they’ll get gully on you real quick. These stars are giving but they don’t have a problem shouldering a superstar’s burden. Giannis has been vocal about not wanting to team up with other marquee players in the league, rather wanting to beat them. Similarly, Cole had an album go platinum with NO FEATURES. 


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Kevin Durant (Wale)

Top 10 Current NBA Players & Their Rap Counterpart

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Some things just write themselves. There’s the obvious DMV connection. Both are constantly in their feelings, funny and candid on twitter. Seems like they’re always at war with themselves. Neither is afraid to speak their mind and go after their critics. Wale and Durant seem to search for the validation and praise they feel aren’t justly given. Wale has classic mixtapes but people say he doesn’t have a classic album while Durant has two rings but doubters say he rode the coattails the Warriors big three for those. Durant left Oklahoma City for Golden State – Wale left Atlantic Records for Warner. Both are cemented in the eyes some but personally feel there’s something left to be proven.  


Steph Curry (Young Thug)

Their Innovative styles changed the game. Curry virtually eliminated traditional centers and is single-handedly responsible for the rise 30-foot chucks in the game. Few have influenced this era rap like Young Thug; BBC named him the 21st Century’s most influential. Curry attracted KD to join him in Golden State. Thug attracted some the game’s hottest new artists like Gunna and Lil Keed to YSL records, his label. Curry has kids everywhere emulating his style. Thug has kids everywhere dressing like him and rapping/singing auto-tuned.  

This article is sure to stir up some heated debate, but I SAID WHAT I SAID! Sound f in the comments with your opinion.

Halsey Dresses Up As Jimi Hendrix & David Bowie In "Gender Bending" Photoshoot

Ashley Nicolette Frangipane, better known by her stage name Halsey, has been one the most transparent artists to make their way to the forefront the pop scene. The 25-year-old artist turned activist has been open about her biuality, her struggles with mental health, and her experience with her ually-fluid significant other. This is why a photoshoot featuring herself dressed up as some the most iconic musical men in history doesn’t come as far-fetched to the minds aware her essence. 

In an exclusive pictorial and article with The Advocate entitled, “Halsey Explores Gender Expression By Channeling Legends Like Bowie,” Halsey embodied several male musical icons yesteryear including Jimi Hendrix, David Bowie, Bob Dylan, and Mick Jagger. 

Halsey was given complete creative control and wanted to curate an homage to the legendary artists that inspire her as a creative as well as allowed her to experiment with her “evolving gender expression.” The gender-fluid pop phenom also did all her own makeup for the project. While speaking with the publication, the “Sorry” singer spoke on how rare it is for women to dress in drag stating,

“I don’t really see females dressing in real drag very ten in editorial print. This is something I want to do. As a performer, I have looked up to or looked into those men—looking for a form identity building for so long. It never really occurred to me that I shouldn’t… I’ve always really identified with being an androgynous performer,” she continued. “To this day, it blows my mind how unabashedly feminine (Jagger) was and still is.”

Halsey also spoke on being biracial, bipolar, and biual, and constantly having to justify her identity, 

“It was almost like people wanted pro ( her identities). They wanted to see me have a mental breakdown to prove I have bipolar disorder… I felt myself wanting to give in to that (to prove myself). It became difficult to establish what was performative because I felt like I had a responsibility to defend and to represent.” 

Check out some the photos from Halsey’s self-curated photoshoot with The Advocate in the photos provided below. 

Meek Mill Is A Clean-Cut Young OG In Grade School Throwback Pic

We’re sure no rapper in the game would want to be described as “adorable,” “innocent” or, worst them all, “cute,” but we’re not sure there’s a better way to describe the latest photo that Meek Mill decided to share to his over 18 million Instagram followers.

Meek was born on May 6, 1987, which means the photo seen above dates him roughly between the ages four and six, especially with the classic school photo background that looks like either pre-K or Kindergarten. Either way, the GRAMMY-nominated emcee is the image child-like perfection in this picture which also reveals an interesting fact: Meek’s face hasn’t changed one bit since he was a toddler! Save for the #BeardGang vibes that he’s currently rocking at the moment, Meek literally has the same eyes, nose and, quite frankly, the same forehead that he did back when he was running around the playground with a clean cut Caesar fade. In short, our Philly-bred boy has never switched up and we definitely love to see it.

After you finish squealing and saying “aww” at Meek Mill’s “young OG” photo, take a look at another #TBT he posted that shows a slightly older young Meek doing what he did best before the fame:

The Game Comes To The Rescue After Kids Selling Candy Get Busted By Police

When The Game isn’t dropping f wise words wisdom with his weekly Nipsey Hussle motivation posts or doing some promo on his latest album Born 2 Rap, the Compton raised MC can be found helping the youth when they have an unexpected run-in with the cops. The Game (born Jayceon Terrell Taylor) was recently spotted outside  Beauty & Es restaurant, coming to the rescue a group kids who were selling candy. 

The Game Comes To The Rescue After Kids Selling Candy Get Busted By Police
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According to TMZ, a business in the area called the cops a group boys who were trying to make some cash f their candy sales. The Game saw that the youngins’ were being approached by the police and made his way over. The “How We Do” rapper gave the kids some cash – or as he stated in the video some “jewels.” Apparently, he gave them enough money to cover all their inventory and didn’t even take any their treats. 

Towards the end the clip below, where The Game explains the situation, you can see Freddie Gibbs coming through to make an appearnce and admitst that the “boys in the blue” are always on him as well. 

The Weeknd Teases Fans With Still From Brand New Music Video

The Weeknd is one those megastars that everyone is always demanding music from. The last time we got a full-length project from The Weeknd, it was all the way back in 2016 with Starboy. Now, fans are looking for a lot more and they got near the tail end 2019 as the artist dropped two singles: “Heartless” and ” Blinding Lights.” The visual for “Heartless” has already been released and now, fans are waiting for the “Blinding Lights” music video.

Recently, the Canadian singer took to Twitter and Instagram with an image himself and a woman with the caption “tomorrow.” Based on his other Instagram posts, it appears as though the singer is gearing up to release a music video and fans are extremely excited.

It remains to be seen what this video is for, exactly. Of course, the most likely option is that it’s specifically for “Blinding Lights.” Some fans are optimistic that this could actually be for a new track that no one has ever heard before. Either way, it’s safe to say we’re excited to see what Abel is about to hit us with.

Stay tuned for updates on what The Weeknd drops tomorrow as we will be sure to bring them to you.

Mark Wahlberg’s Surprise Pet To His Kids Was Mistaken For Kim & Kanye West

Mark Wahlberg has probably had a number great acts over to his home for dinner in the past but clearly Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have never been one them. The Fighter actor made a surprise visit to The Ellen DeGeneres Show and while sharing the story on how he surprised his kids with a dog some time ago, he explained how it lead his wife Rhea Durham to question why the West’s were coming for dinner. 

Mark Wahlberg's Surprise Pet To His Kids Was Mistaken For Kim & Kanye West
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As the story goes, Mark told his kids that “somebody important” was coming for dinner, hinting at the arrival their new pet. However, his young children assumed that if it was someone important it would be Kim and Kanye, leading them to tell their mother. Apparently Mark was in a meeting when his wife pulled him out asking him why she never got the update on the dinner guests. After telling his wife that it was actually a new dog for their kids, she settled down just a bit. 

“And then she got upset because I didn’t include her in the selecting the dog,” he added. Once Rhea saw the cute little Pomeranian, she was happy and in love with their new pet even though according to Mark, the little guy thinks he runs the house.  

Migos Playfully Tease "Culture 3" As Anticipation Continues To Build

At the beginning 2017, Migos hit us with what would eventually become their magnum opus, Culture. The album was an instant classic in the trap music genre as they took their signature sound and made it more melodic. Songs like “T-Shirt,” “Bad and Boujee,” and “What The Price” became huge singles that dominated hip-hop radio and playlists for the entire year. The following year, Culture 2 came out as the sequel to their big project. While this album didn’t get the same critical acclaim, it was still jam-packed with big records.

For the last two years, fans have been begging for a third installment and it looks like their prayers will be answered in the not-so-distant future. Last night, Offset took to Instagram with a photo himself next to Takef and Quavo. “CULTURE 3 2020 LAST CHAPTER,” he wrote in the caption. Essentially, you can expect the album to drop this year. 

What’s also interesting about this post is the admission that this is, in fact, the last Culture album. The series has been incredibly popular for Migos so far and this next installment will surely be yet another example their growth in the music industry. The group has been hard at work to get this project out to the masses and we can’t wait to see what they come up with.

Let us know in the comments below what you’re hoping to get in this next installment the Culture series.

Ariana Grande, Juicy J & More Remember Mac Miller On His Birthday

Saturday (January 18th), Mac Miller would have been 28-years-old. In commemoration the late rapper’s legacy, fans and celebrity peers alike took to social media to remember Miller on his birthday. Among them was Ariana Grande, who has since deleted a simple tweet that read, “miss u.”

Ariana Grande, Juicy J & More Remember Mac Miller On His Birthday

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“Malcolm’s family wishes that he could be at home celebrating his birthday with them and being the center attention like he always was, but they know he is still there in spirit with his big ol’ smile,” an reportedly told US Magazine. “It’s going to be a hard day for the family. They miss Malcolm more than words can describe, but they are grieving together and surrounding one another with love. It’s all they can do.”

Others on the list remembering Mac a day after the arrival his first posthumous album Circles included Juicy J, Thundercat, and rapper Hi-Tek. The project is slated to move a projected 175,000-200,000 units. While it has the potential to signal a No. 1 entry on the Billboard 200 for Mac, the effort is also contending with Eminem‘s suprise Music To Be Murdered By and Halsey’s Manic arrival.

Barry Tuckwell, the Michael Jordan of French Horn, Dies at 88

Australia has lost one of its most celebrated musicians. Barry Tuckwell has passed away – he was one of the greatest French horn players of the last 70 years.

Mr. Tuckwell was 88 and died due to complications associated with heart disease. Barry was born in Melbourne, Australia, in 1931. He took up playing the French horn at age 13 after a casual conversation in a cafe. By the time he was 15, he was third horn for the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra.

He joined the Sydney Symphony just a year later. Tuckwell left Australia in 1950 for Britain, where he became principal horn player for the London Symphony Orchestra.

Tuckwell decided to try his career as a French horn soloist in 1967 at the age of 36. He toured the globe and played more than 200 concerts and recitals. He also made at least 50 recordings, many of them regarded as definitive even today.

Tuckwell is admired across the globe for his skill in playing the French horn – a relatively tricky instrument to master.

He once described playing the horn “like driving a very fast car on an oily road. You have to anticipate the things that may go wrong.” Tuckwell always said his possession of perfect pitch aided his performances. He retired from professional French horn playing in 1996 when he was 65.

He helped found the Maryland Symphony Orchestra in 1982 and served as its music director until 1998. The organization released a statement expressing their condolences.

“As a founder and first Music Director and Conductor of the Maryland Symphony Orchestra, his contribution to the cultural life of our community was profound and everlasting,” said Elizabeth Schulze, current Music Director and Conductor. “His musicianship and virtuosic artistry was admired the world over, and I am grateful that he chose to share his considerable talents so generously with us all.”

Nike Air Max 97 Receives Colorful Baseball Motif: Official Photos

If you’re a baseball fan, you’re in luck because Spring training is going to begin in a few months from now. The baseball season is definitely a long one and is filled with a ton drama that will certainly make for some great television. Having said that, Nike and Major League Baseball recently announced a brand new partnership that would see the creation new uniforms and other types apparel. As it turns out, Nike will even be creating some shoes to celebrate the return baseball.

The first such sneaker is the Nike Air Max 97 which can be found below. As you can see from the ficial images, this sneaker is mostly black with yellow and orange rings going around the upper. On the insole, there is a baseball diamond with a Nike swoosh going through it. This little detail helps make this shoe stand out as an homage to baseball.

For now, there is no set release date for these so be sure to stay tuned for updates as we will be sure to bring them to you. What do you think this Nike x MLB collab?

Nike Air Max 97 Receives Colorful Baseball Motif: Official Photos
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Nike Air Max 97 Receives Colorful Baseball Motif: Official Photos
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Nike Air Max 97 Receives Colorful Baseball Motif: Official Photos
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Patrick Mahomes On Learning From Last Year Ahead Of AFC Championship

Patrick Mahomes plans on learning from his mistakes during last year’s AFC Championship game to pull out the win this Sunday against the Titans.

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“Last year they caught us a little f guard with the coverages they played at the beginning the game,” Mahomes said according to ESPN.

The Chiefs lost in an overtime thriller to the Patriots during the AFC Championship.

“We made adjustments and were able to score points later in the game, but you want to make sure that you’re just preparing for everything,” he continued. “You know that the Titans have] a good defense. They do a lot different things, play a lot man, play a lot zone and so you know they’re going to throw different coverages out there against you.”

A victory for Mahomes would put the Chiefs in position to win their first Super Bowl game since 1970.

“In general I’m more prepared just because ] the experience I’ve had this year. I still feel there are times where the defense gets me. But that happens. … Whenever I get an unscouted look, I’m able to fall back on stuff I’ve done in my short career and hopefully, I’ll keep building that memory as I go.”

The Chiefs-Titans matchup is scheduled for 3:05 PM on Sunday.