Ice-T Says His "Life Is Complete" After Becoming "Jeopardy!" Answer

Ice-T was elated after he found he was not too long ago a query (or reply, actually) on Jeopardy. A fan alerted the Hip Hop legend Twitter who responded to clip with, “We made it!!!! My life full. #JEOPARDY.”

Ice instructed HipHopDX it’s “the head of my profession!!!!”

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Host Alec Trebeck learn the little bit of tri on Tuesday’s (March 26) episode.

“MOM IS COCO, BABY IS CHANEL & DAD’S THIS RAPPER & ‘LAW & ORDER: SUV’ COP; NOW BACK TO HER BABY, & HER 460,000 FOLLOWERS,” he stated.

The reply, after all, was, “Who is Ice-T?”

Jeopardy! incessantly consists of Hip Hop associated content material. From the Kanye West and the Dungeon Family to ’90s Rap and Thundercat tri, Hip Hop tradition is represented on the long-running quiz present recurrently.

Co-Writer Behind Madonna's Vogue Moves Forward With $500,000 Suit Against Warner/Chappell

Warner Music Group pays extra to its personal legal professionals than it may to its songwriters.

Two years in the past, the co-writer behind Madonna’s ‘Vogue’ filed a lawsuit towards Warner Music Group (WMG).

Robert ‘Shep’ Pettibone claimed the most important label illegally withheld royalties from the 1990 hit.

The transfer adopted one other lawsuit over one other track.  VMG Salsoul sued Madonna and Pettibone for willfully infringing on a 1976 track, ‘Love Break.’

Siding with the artist and the songwriter, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a decrease court docket determination.  Yet, the appeals court docket overruled the decrease court docket’s determination to award attorneys’ charges, totaling greater than $500,000.

Filing his lawsuit quickly thereafter, Pettibone alleged WMG and Warner/Chappell “have admittedly withheld and did not pay Pettibone royalties owed to Plaintiff for its protection of the VMG Salsoul lawsuit regardless of Plaintiff’s demand that they pay these royalties to him, and regardless of giving them discover of breach.”

WMG claimed it remained entitled to deduct royalties as a part of “an indemnification settlement between the events.”  Pettibone disagreed.  Stating the indemnity clause doesn’t cowl “a deductible below the errors-and-omissions coverage,” he wrote,

There has been no triggering of the indemnification clause as a result of there was no breach of the Agreement.

Now, a federal court docket has agreed with Madonna’s co-writer.

Who’s entitled to royalties?

Former Manhattan U.S. District Judge Richard J. Sullivan had sided with WMG.  He dominated the copyright administration contract granted the label group the suitable to withhold royalties.

The settlement unambiguously requires Pettibone to indemnify Warner for the attorneys’ charges and prices it incurred.

Following oral agreements yesterday, Circuit Judges Barrington D. Parker and Peter W. Hall disagreed.  Calling the contract language “tortured,” “garbled,” and “ambiguous,” each hinted that Judge Sullivan might have compelled Pettibone to pay “monumental” authorized charges simply to defend ‘Vogue.’

The co-writer’s lawyer, Richard Busch, pointed to a single phrase within the contract.  WMG had purposefully written “gobbledygook” to allegedly get monetary savings on doable litigation.

Busch argued,

It’s written as a riddle.  It’s written as psychological gymnastics.

Questioning WMG’s counsel Alexander Kaplan over the prices, Judge Parker requested why his agency, Proskauser LLP, had spent extra on litigation in two states – California and New York – than on the cash the label group owes Pettibone.

Don’t play video games with me.

Kaplan reportedly confirmed Judge Parker’s guess that his companies might value the label roughly $1 million.

Roughly, it’s a little bit bit much less.

 


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Ne-Yo Apologizes To Jussie Smollett: "Justice Was On The Right Side"

The curious case Jussie Smollett has left many scratching their heads, fering up theories on what in the end went down. While some have taken a hardline stance “cash = get out jail free card,” there are lots of who imagine that justice has been served, particularly given the hateful nature the alleged crime. Counting themselves among the many latter camp is singer Ne-Yo, who took to Instagram to pen a heartfelt reflection on the Smollet saga. 

“I wouldn’t be actual if I didn’t admit that I ALMOST allow them to persuade me one thing my spirit was telling me was mistaken,” he begins, alongside an image a truth-seeking Jussie. “In the time we did spend collectively, he proved to be a real man. Not clout hungry, not even on that “superstar” shit. Just actual and common people, captivated with his craft.” 

“Seemed like everybody was actual fast to crucify and make meme’s and poke enjoyable,” he continues. “I used to be anxious for ANSWERS as a result of the shit simply didn’t really feel proper. But I admit did virtually permit myself to get caught up within the storm. And I really feel a lot disgrace for this. The lesson right here for me is to NEVER ignore my spirit, even when the entire world is telling me in any other case.” Clearly, Ne-Yo regrets altering his stance, particularly when his instinct felt that Jussie was harmless from the begin. 

“@jussiesmollett I apologize to you for nearly permitting media and the issues being stated round me, to make me go towards what my coronary heart and soul was screaming at me, “this case doesn’t make sense. Not with who you realize him to be and even PERIOD,” he writes, citing elements just like the media and phrase mouth as outstanding means controlling affect. “I’m pleased that for as soon as justice was on the suitable aspect,” concludes Ne-Yo, a thought that can doubtless elicit a divided response. Perhaps there is a lesson to be discovered right here – type your personal opinions, and do not be afraid to face by them. Do you agree with Ne-Yo on his likelihood? 

Ne-Yo Apologizes To Jussie Smollett: "Justice Was On The Right Side"

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Beyoncé Sings "Happy Birthday" To Diana Ross As Diddy Looks On

Miss Ross was the middle consideration, as she needs to be, for her star-studded, 75th birthday celebration. Throughout the day, celebrities, together with her daughter and Blackish star Tracey Ellis-Ross, wore “I’m Gonna Win” t-shirts in her honor. The minimal design prime was first worn by Diana Ross a few years in the past, and the corporate Phenomenal Woman recreated it for his or her newest marketing campaign to point out assist for black girls within the political enviornment.

The music icon celebrated her 75th birthday with a particular live performance on the Hollywood Palladium, and to prime issues f there is a clip an exquisite second with Beyoncé the place she takes to the mic to sing Ross “Happy Birthday.” The Motown diva is lavishing in her second as she stands within the heart the group, almost all that are capturing the scene with their smartphones. Ross twirls round in his shiny gown, and standing simply to the precise Bey, entrance row heart, is none different Sean “Diddy” Combs himself.

Once Bey was completed singing to Ross, the 75-year-old grabbed the mic to provide a speech gratitude and encouragement to onlookers. Ross rubbed a few people the incorrect method together with her current statements about Michael Jackson, but it surely’s great to see her having fun with one other yr—one other day, even—together with her family members.

BMG's 2018 Revenues Jump 7.5% to $613 Million — And Its All 'Organic'

Parent firm Bertelsmann has launched the 2018 monetary outcomes for BMG.

The monetary report notes that 2018 lastly marks a shift from development by acquisitions to ‘natural development’ for the corporate.  BMG pointed to heavy development in its recordings enterprise, which noticed vital development.  The publishing aspect additionally recorded persevering with development.

So what are the numbers?

BMG’s revenues had been up 7.5% to €545 million in 2018 in comparison with €507 million final 12 months.  Operating EBITDA rose disproportionately by 17.three% to €122 million, in comparison with €104 million final 12 months.  The EBITDA margin rose to 22.5% in comparison with the earlier 12 months’s 20.5%.

BMG says streaming artists helped to drive its revenues and development for 2018.

It credited signed artists like Lil Dicky, Jason Aldean, Kylie Minogue, The Prodigy, and Kontra Okay for buoying its financials. Each of those artists had a primary album or single in 2018, with some fairly critical streaming totals.

Ringo Starr and JuiceWRLD additionally each signed with BMG in 2018, maybe reflecting the broad inventive vary underneath BMG’s roof.

BMG additionally signed new contracts with artists together with Dido, Marianne Faithfull, and Adel Tawil. BMG additionally renewed its publishing settlement with Keith Richards for all of his solo recordings.

Other renewals in the course of the monetary interval embrace Lenny Kravitz and Yusuf a.okay.a Cat Stevens.

BMG additionally acquired the world music label World Circuit Records and the US hip-hop and rap label RBC Records.

On the publishing aspect, BMG pointed to profitable releases of works by songwriters together with Jason Evigan, Bebe Rexha, George Ezra, Jess Glynne, and TheBossHoss.  BMG says its songwriters contributed to a few of the 5 greatest summer time hits on U.S. radio.

Another huge win for BMG was the growth of BMG Production Music, which supplies music particularly for films, video video games, and promoting.  BMG Production Music now has a sync licensing presence in eight territories due to expansions into Singapore and Hong Kong.

There’s additionally excellent news on the cinema aspect. U.S. distributor Magnolia Pictures acquired the North American rights to BMG’s first main movie manufacturing, a documentary about rock singer Joan Jett.

Ariana Grande Breaks Spotify Record With Three Albums Surpassing Two Billion Streams

Ariana Grande should really feel like she’s on prime the world. The 25-year-old singer lately tied with The Beatles by having the No. 1, 2, and three spots on the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart and now she’s pulled in yet one more nice accomplishment since breaking one Spotify’s data. Ariana has now develop into the primary lady to have three her albums surpass two billion streams. 

Her newest album, Thank U, Next with singles corresponding to “7 Rings” is what pulled within the milestone together with streams from Sweetener and her Dangerous Woman tape. The single, “Thank U, Next” alone pulled in 100 million streams in simply 11 days. 

“I wrote it with my pals whereas we had been simply tipsy within the studio and I used to be going by way of a reasonably tough interval and scripting this album with them, with so many individuals I really like, has actually been an enormous serving to think about my therapeutic course of and simply feeling higher,” Ariana said her latest tape, that absolutely sealed her record-breaking accomplishment. “It’s been a extremely lovely expertise.”

Ariana is presently on a world tour and acquired fairly emotional throughout her efficiency in Washington – watch here. 

Air Jordan 13 "Cap & Gown" Release Date Moved Up: New Images

Jordan Brand might be releasing yet one more “Cap & Gown” sneaker this Spring, following up on the particular version Air Jordan 11 that launched final May. This time round, the all-black “Cap & Gown” colorway has been utilized to the Air Jordan 13 silhouette.

According to sneaker supply @Zsneakerheadz, the celebratory Air Jordan 13s will now be out there on April 27, a number of weeks sooner than the rumored May 18 launch date. 

The kicks, priced at $200, function a shiny, black patent leather-based overlay atop the black nubuck higher. Official pictures the “Cap & Gown” 13s haven’t but been revealed however the newest picture from @Zsneakerheadz exhibits that the hologram “cat eye” positioned on the outer ankle has been swapped out in favor a black 23 Jumpman emblem.

Take a more in-depth have a look at the early pictures under and keep tuned for a extra detailed look as we strategy the April 27 launch date.

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Keri Hilson Readies New Music for Summer

The wait is over. Ten years since releasing her debut album, Keri Hilson is able to make her return.

On the anniversary of In a Perfect World…, the singer took to Instagram to announce that her hiatus is over and new music is coming this summer time.

“Today marks 10 years because the launch of my first studio album, In A Perfect World…,” Hilson informed followers. “I didn’t imply to be gone so lengthy, I solely wanted my actual world to be excellent…it’s now. Thank you in your endurance. The wait is over. I’m prepared. Summer 2019.”

The 36-year-old singer launched her sophomore album No Boys Allowed in 2010, however has been largely quiet since then. Last month, she opened up concerning the motive for the nine-year delay.

“My reality is, I’d love nothing greater than to launch this unbelievable music I’ve been ‘sitting on,’ and I’ve been attempting for years for that to happen,” she informed her Instagram followers. “There have been so many blockages I’ve consistently fought myself to indirectly talk about…knowledge. I’ve misplaced some pivotal characters within the means of stepping away for my wellbeing…although I used to be ready for the likelihood that some wouldn’t perceive or lose religion in me as an artist whereas I dealt w/ the trials of my life, it nonetheless hurts.”

Despite alluding to “challenges that I nonetheless should overcome,” she was hopeful that her music would as soon as once more see the sunshine of day. “I’ll emerge from this cocoon simply as fantastically as I’ve overcome the opposite processes in my life that had been designed to develop me,” she mentioned.

In a 2017 interview with “The Real,” she revealed that her third album can be titled L.I.A.R., an acronym for Love Is a Religion. “There are so many similarities between faith and love,” she defined. “If we consider this may work, then we’ll do what it takes and we will probably be obedient. We’ll do what it takes to make it work. It’s spiritual. You gotta be that dedicated to creating love work.”

Rob Gronkowski Gets Roasted On WWE Monday Night Raw: Video

It’s been a tragic couple days for New England Patriots followers as their three-time Super Bowl-Champion tight finish Rob Gronkowski introduced his retirement from the sport soccer. Gronkowski had an outstanding profession with the Patriots and is almost certainly properly on his method to the Hall Fame. Interestingly sufficient, there are rumors that Gronkowski will transition to the WWE and ultimately develop into a wrestler. While this could be an attention-grabbing improvement certainly, there isn’t a proof to again up these claims. At least not but anyway. 

Regardless, Gronkowski in some way discovered his title talked about in a reasonably derogatory means throughout WWE Monday Night Raw final night time. Bobby Lashley and Lio Rush had been trash-talking Finn Balor when Rush talked about Gronkowski’s latest retirement.

“Now you’re gonna be compelled to go away the sport as a overwhelmed, damaged, sizzling piece rubbish like Rob Gronkowski,” Rush said to Finn

Considering the combating phrases from Rush, maybe we’ll see Gronkowski within the ring quickly in order that he can defend his honor. Who is aware of, possibly this was all an elaborate scheme to introduce Gronk into the WWE storyline.

On Sunday, the previous Patriot took to Instagram to thank the followers for all their assist during the last 9 years.

“Thank you for everybody accepting who I’m and the dedication I’ve put into my work to be the very best participant I could possibly be,” Gronkowski wrote. “But now its time to maneuver ahead and transfer ahead with an enormous smile realizing that the New England Patriots Organization, Pats Nation, and all my followers might be really an enormous half my coronary heart for relaxation my life. It was really an unimaginable honor to play for such an incredible established group and in a position to are available to proceed and contribute to maintain constructing success. To all my present and previous teammates, thanks for making every workforce yearly particular to be aside . I’ll really miss you guys. Cheers to all who’ve been half this journey, cheers to the previous for the unimaginable reminiscences, and a HUGE cheers to the unsure whats subsequent.”

Berner Pulls Funds Out Of Wells Fargo After Claiming He Was Discriminated Against

Taylor Gang’s Berner claims he is being discriminated in opposition to by one America’s main monetary establishments as a result of his hashish companies. 

Berner took to Instagram over the weekend to air out Wells Fargo after banking with them for over 19 years. The rapper defined that he tried opening up a checking account with the corporate for his clothes retailer on Melrose however was in the end denied for the third time. Berner appears to imagine that Wells Fargo denied him as a result of his cannabis-related work. However, he mentioned that none his cannabis-related companies undergo Wells Fargo.

“I been banking with @wellsfargo for 19 years !!!! Never and I imply by no means have I performed any marijuana associated enterprise right here , I’ve banked my common working checks as a child , my music cash , my clothes cash and my merchandise cash right here . Today they denied me opening an account for my clothes retailer on melrose for the third time and don’t have sufficient balls to inform me why , completely different excuse every time,” he wrote.

In retaliation to the discrimination he confronted from the financial institution, he mentioned that he is taking out the “tens of millions ” he has with Wells Fargo. However, he addressed the difficulty at massive which is the shortage monetary companies for cannabis-industry entrepreneurs. He mentioned that each one the cash he makes f hashish is banked by bizarre credit score unions.

“My companies have tens of millions right here ! I’m taking it out !!! I’m so sick being discriminated in opposition to ! I paid 2.eight million in taxes final yr ! I financial institution all my marijuana cash with bizarre credit score unions ! California open your eyes ! You need all of the taxes however can’t get us actual banking , and the unhappy factor is that is for FUCKING CLOTHING!!!!!!!! Idiots ! Wells Fargo can SUCK ME.”

Peep the publish under. 

Justin Bieber Announces Hiatus From Music, Promises "Kick Ass Album" On His Return

Justin Bieber has been very vocal about the place he is at mentally as late, beforehand asking for prayers from his followers since he was going by way of a tough time. “Been struggling lots. Just feeling tremendous disconnected and bizarre.. I at all times bounce again so I’m not apprehensive simply wished to achieve out and ask in your guys to hope for me,” he wrote on Instagram

After what appears to have been some thought and consideration, Justin has now introduced that he can be taking a break from music since his household and psychological well being are his prime priorities proper now. The “Sorry” singer started his word by explaining that he is obtained messages from followers asking for a brand new album, detailing how he is properly conscious that his final tour did not finish so properly on his psychological entrance. 

Justin Bieber Announces Hiatus From Music, Promises "Kick Ass Album" On His Return
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“I noticed and as you guys in all probability noticed I used to be sad final tour and I don’t deserve that and also you don’t deserve that, you pay cash to return and have a full of life energetic enjoyable mild live performance and I used to be unable emotionally to offer you that close to the tip the tour,” he wrote.

He added: “I’ve been wanting, in search of, trial and error as most us do, I’m now very centered on repairing some the deep rooted points that I’ve as most us have, in order that I don’t disintegrate, in order that I can maintain my marriage and be the daddy I need to be. Music is essential to me however Nothing comes earlier than my household and my well being. I’ll include a kick ass album ASAP.”

Justin ended his word by letting or not it’s identified that the highest is the place he is meant to be, he simply merely wants a while. 

No, J. Cole Didn’t Get His Friday Night Lights Punched Out

Despite a video being circulated as “J. Cole Gets Into A Brawl in Africa” throughout the web, the person within the clip isn’t the true KOD rapper.

A video filmed in an undisclosed location surfaced to Twitter on Sunday (March 24) exhibiting a person who bears a powerful resemblance to J. Cole getting right into a public brawl.

The 50-second clip exhibits a person in what seems to be a big auditorium or some public place, confronting the J. Cole doppelgänger and greedy his shirt, as he tries to drag away and deescalate the state of affairs. Security is seen approaching the pair as nicely, earlier than all of the sudden the J. Cole lookalike will get punched within the face, commencing a bunch struggle that lasts in the course of the video.

Twitter erupted with hilarious reactions and a few detective work, with the plain conclusion being that the Dreamville normal isn’t within the clip.

Check out a number of the public’s feedback beneath. As of press time, there was no remark from J. Cole or his crew concerning the royal rumble.

NFL Announces 2019 Season Opener Won’t Include New England Patriots

The NFL has immediately revealed the primary common season recreation the 2019 season – and it will not embrace the defending champion New England Patriots.

As introduced at Monday’s proprietor’s assembly, the Chicago Bears will host the Green Bay Packers on Thursday, September 5 to kickf the brand new season, whereas the Patriots host the Sunday Night recreation on September eight. Both video games will probably be broadcast by NBC.

The Super Bowl champs historically host the NFL’s Thursday evening common season opener, however the league is doing issues a bit otherwise this yr in celebration their 100th yr. 

The Thursday evening opener between the Bears and Packers would be the 198th assembly between the 2 groups, together with common and postseason contests, and the 34th time that they’ve opened up the season in opposition to one another. To date, the Packers personal a 97-95-7 collection lead.

The Bears misplaced to the Packers on Sunday Night Football at Lambeau Field to kickf final season, however they bounced again to clinch the NFC North title with a 24-17 victory over Green Bay at Soldier Field on December 16. Chicago completed the yr with a 12-Four mark, whereas the Pack went 6-9-1.

As for the defending champs, their Week 1 opponent has not but been introduced. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, New England will be taught the small print their Sunday Night matchup later this spring when the total 2019 common season schedule is revealed.

Daniel Caesar Apologizes After Calling Out Black People: "I Can Admit When I am Wrong"

Last week, Daniel Caesar caught main warmth after he spoke out throughout a stay stream, drunkenly calling out all the black people watching his rant and asking why people were being “so mean” to YesJulz. Julz, one the extra influential business sorts behind the scenes, has been accused by many being a “tradition vulture” after a pair perceived-shady feedback about black girls. The Canadian singer was dragged to hell and again after his remarks with followers threatening to cancel him and his music. Now, Daniel is realizing the error in his methods and he is fering an apology to anyone that was fended, whereas he nonetheless believes in what he stated.

Daniel Caesar Apologizes After Calling Out Black People: "I Can Admit When I'm Wrong"
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Caesar’s apology is falling on deaf ears for a lot of the parents that have been offended about his first video. While the artist says that he nonetheless believes in what he stated, he’s apologizing for the way in which he delivered the handle. “I expressed my opinion in a really pretentious… I used to be speaking right down to you guys,” he stated. “I apologize for the way I expressed my concept as a result of that’s the place I went unsuitable. I consider in what I stated. An actual man can admit when he’s unsuitable. I can admit once I’m unsuitable.”

Although he was surrounded by his pals, Caesar says his rant was “tyrannical” as a result of no person was checking him. Despite what the general public presently thinks about him, Daniel says that he seems like he is “stronger” as a result of all this. Do you settle for the apology?

Soulja Boy Bans His Own “Gucci Bandana” Song: "Gucci Racist As Fuck!"

Soulja Boy is evidently nonetheless upset about Gucci’s controversial sweater that bore a putting resemblance to blackface. During a latest live performance, Young Drako began performing his 2008 reduce “Gucci Bandana,” however rapidly stopped the music.

“Fuck Gucci!” he says. “Gucci canceled. Get the fuck outta right here. Oh I forgot, Gucci racist as fuck. Man, y’all obtained me fucked up. Gucci put out that racist ass shit with that blackface shit on that shit. Fuck Gucci on my mama.

“I spent over $1 million on Gucci within the final 10 years. Y’all can suck my dick with that racist shit. Fuck Gucci! Next tune.”

Soulja Boy already banned his signature Gucci headband following the general public outcry. The luxurious trend model launched the $890 sweater earlier this 12 months and rapidly issued an announcement apologizing for the merchandise, which many deemed horribly offensive.

“Gucci deeply apologizes for the offense brought on by the wool balaclava jumper,” an announcement learn. “We can affirm that the merchandise has been instantly faraway from our on-line retailer and all bodily shops. We contemplate range to be a basic worth to be totally upheld, revered, and on the forefront of each resolution we make.”

Despite Gucci’s apology, a number of rappers began boycotting the model, together with T.I. and, after all, Soulja Boy.