Patrick Mahomes’ Agent Offers Update On Chiefs Extension

Patrick Mahomes helped lead the Kansas City Chiefs to a Super Bowl victory this past season. The quarterback has quickly proven himself to be one the greatest talents the league has ever seen. With this in mind, there is no denying that he is in for a big payday with the Chiefs at the end his contract. His extension could break multiple NFL records and based on early reports, it seems like the Chiefs are ready to sign f on whatever Mahomes wants.

Of course, there are factors to consider when paying a player. You have to think about the salary cap and whether or not you will have space for other big-time players. While speaking with NFL reporter Matt Verderame, Mahomes’ agent Leigh Steinberg admitted that they want Mahomes to be paid handsomely but he will also be looking out for the team’s best interests.

“Quarterback greatness is judged by Super Bowls,” Steinberg said. Essentially, Steinberg is saying that quarterbacks need a lot weapons in order to win Super Bowls which means the Chiefs need to maintain cap sufficient cap space. Clearly, Mahomes will be factoring his team’s needs into his decision.

This philosophy is in stark contrast to some players who chase the highest salary possible without thinking about the franchise’s future. It seems like Mahomes has plans to win multiple Super Bowls and turn this Chiefs team into a real dynasty.

Jhené Aiko Reveals ‘Chilombo’ Tracklist

Jhené Aiko has revealed the star-studded tracklist for her third album Chilombo, which features some of hip-hop and R&B’s biggest names.

In addition to Big Sean on “None of Your Concern,” the 20 tracks include appearances from H.E.R., John Legend, Ab-Soul, Ty Dolla $ign, and her father, Dr. Chill. Future and Miguel join the L.A. songstress on “Happiness Over Everything (H.O.E.),” while the legendary Nas guests on “10K Hours.”

Chilombo, which is the singer’s last name and means wild beast, has already spawned a trio of singles–the platinum-certified “Triggered,” “None of Your Concern,” and “P*$$y Fairy (OTW).”

The album, which “celebrates her coming into her own personal power,” consists of freestyles that took place in Hawaii where Jhené’s great grandmother was born. She explores the practice of sound healing by incorporating crystal alchemy singing bowls on every track that are meant to stimulate different chakras.

“I make music for healing purposes, for myself,” Jhené told Essence. “It’s like journaling or when people paint. It’s sort of an escape. It’s turning pain or frustration into something; into art. Sharing it is also therapeutic because when people express to you that they are relating to it, you’re like, ‘Oh, I’m not alone in what I’m going through.’”

Chilombo arrives March 6. See the tracklist below.

Chilombo Tracklist

1. “Lotus (Intro)”
2. “Triggered (Freestyle)”
3. “None of Your Concern” feat. Big Sean
4. “Speak”
5. “B.S.” feat. H.E.R.
6.”P*$$Y Fairy (OTW)”
7. “Happiness Over Everything (H.O.E.)” feat. Future and Miguel
8. “One Way St.” feat. Ab-Soul
9. “Define Me (Interlude)”
10. “Surrender” feat. Dr. Chill
11. “Tryna Smoke”
12. “Born Tired”
13. “LOVE”
14. “10K Hours” feat. Nas
15. “Summer 2020 (Interlude)”
16. “Morning Doves”
17. “Pray For You”
18. “Lightning & Thunder” feat. John Legend
19. “Magic Hour”
20. “Party for Me” feat. Ty Dolla $ign

New Balance, NBA Announce Multi-Year Partnership

New Balance’s resurgence in the basketball space reached new heights on Thursday, as the Boston-based brand announced a multi-year partnership with the NBA, that will make New Balance an ficial marketing partner the league. 

As part the deal, New Balance will create authentic broadcast, digital and retail content featuring New Balance-sponsored athletes, such as Los Angeles Clippers All Star Kawhi Leonard, in their respective NBA uniforms and team logos. New Balance will celebrate the new deal with their “We Got Now” global brand campaign featuring Kawhi which will air during the Denver Nuggets at LA Clippers game on Friday, February 28th at 10:30pm ET ESPN.

Take an early look at the spot in the video embedded below.

New Balance just recently launched Kawhi’s first-ever signature basketball shoe, simply named the “KAWHI,” during the 2020 NBA All-Star Game in Chicago. Others on the growing New Balance roster include San Antonio Spurs guard Dejounte Murray and Oklahoma City Thunder rookie Darius Bazley.

“New Balance ficially re-entered basketball when NBA Finals MVP Kawhi Leonard walked on-court for the NBA All-Star Game in 2019,” said Chris Davis, Vice President Global Marketing at New Balance.  “Now, one year later, we are excited to further solidify our position in the global basketball community by collaborating with the NBA as an ficial long term, strategic partner in order to continue to enhance our position as a leading athletic brand. This relationship ingrains New Balance into the NBA’s global presence, a fandom and culture that transcends sport and is significantly larger than the game basketball.” 

Drake Confirms Netflix’s “Top Boy” To Return For A Second Season

Drake may not have released a ton new music last year but he did have his hands on several major film and television projects that were released to critical acclaim. Among them was the Netflix series Top Boy, which we’ve learned is coming back for another season.

Drake shared the news on his Instagram last night, sharing the show’s full script, including the episode 201 which is titled “Killing No Murder.” He added to the excitement by writing, “WE BAAAAAAAACK @topboynetflix.”

Speaking about Drake’s involvement with the show, show’s actor Michael Ward told NME: “He came to the first read-through and spoke and that was mad motivating. But what was weird was I saw him at Wireless… and then less than 24 hours later I’m chatting to Dave and Drake’s walking in. This whole process, for me, has been surreal. You couldn’t even write it.”

Top Boy isn’t the only TV show Drake was involved in last year. The rapper also served as an executive producer on HBO’s hit Euphoria, which was named as another one the best TV shows. We’ll keep you posted moving forward.

Lil Baby Explains Why He Doesn’t Have Any Tattoos

Lil Baby revealed why he’s never gotten any tattoos in an interview with the New York Times. While answering a question about whether he foresaw rap as a career path, the Quality Control Music artist shared his reasoning for the lack of ink on his body.

“I never saw me being a rapper,” he explained. “A big-dog dope boy, that’s it. Not even just a dope boy. That’s why I ain’t got no tattoos, because I always knew I was going to run my money up, and I was going to have to go sit in front of some people to do something with my money. And I didn’t want them to look at me like a dope boy.”

Lil Baby Explains Why He Doesn't Have Any Tattoos

Lil Baby Reveals ‘My Turn’ Album Features & Tracklist

He added, “I had to keep my appearance straight. I literally said, ‘When I sit down in front of these white folks, I don’t want to have no tattoos.’ In a way, it’s still that today. Because when I’m sitting in these meetings, I don’t have tattoos on my face. I know they’d have to think something if I’ve got tattoos on my face.”

Lil Baby also made it clear that rapping is nothing more than stepping stone for him. He hopes to shift to a position of power behind the scenes as soon as he possibly can.

“I don’t care about my own music,” he said. “I really want to own a label — like Def Jam, though. Like Roc Nation. I’d rather go that way, where I manage a Selena Gomez and get 10 percent off of it. Where I’m not even on the scene no more. That’s my mindset. Boy, if I can pop two artists right now, I’m down to slow up on what I got going on, straight up. Why wouldn’t I? I can make the same money and I don’t have to be catching all these planes.

Lil Baby’s new album My Turn is scheduled to drop on Friday (February 28). The 20-track LP will feature collaborations with Lil Wayne, Future, Lil Uzi Vert, Moneybagg Yo and Young Thug, among others.

Kamaiyah Explains Firing Off Accidental Shot In Movie Theater

It was a reunion sorts on Sway in the Morning after Oakland natives Kamaiyah and Sway Calloway reminisced on their days in the Bay Area. After Kamaiyah talked about raking in the dough as a teen while shooting dice on the block, Sway asked the Got It Made rapper about the September 2019 incident that left her behind bars. There were reports that Kamaiyah discharged a firearm in a movie theater, but she cleared the air once and for all.

Kamaiyah Explains Firing Off Accidental Shot In Movie Theater
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Kamaiyah said that the media made things out to be more than they were. “They took that the wrong way,” she told Sway. “People will see me, they see my philanthropy and all the stuff, and the moment that a situation like that happen they make it seem like I’m not the same person that was just out her donating money to the Boys and Girls Club.”

As a public figure, Kamaiyah said he has to protect herself so she legally obtained a firearm. “What happened was, somebody had my gun and brung it back to me and the safety wasn’t on,” she said. She and her friends were inside her apartment building’s private screening room at the time. The group was enjoying an episode  Power when Kamaiyah decided to check the gun’s safety. Unexpectedly, Kamiayh said the gun went f. The security cameras caught everything.

“That’s all that happened,” the rapper added. “They made it seem like I walked in the movie theater, watching a movie, and shot the motherf*cker. C’mon man. What kind sense does that even make?” Watch Kamaiyah’s interview with Sway in the Morning below.

Travis Scott Advised 600Breezy To Put Career Above "Other People"

Successful rappers love dishing out advice to the budding generation new artists. Their words wisdom are venerated and shared worldwide as blueprints on how to become the next rap superstar. 600Breezy has been in the industry for quite a few years, but the young artist is still waiting for his moment to crossover into a new level celebrity. In a recent interview with DJ Smallz, 600Breezy shared the best career advice he’d received thus far, and the rapper said it came from Travis Scott.

“I was in the club with Travis Scott and he was basically telling me, don’t let women, don’t let other people like, get in the way what I’m doing,” 600Breezy said his recent encounter with the Astroworld artist. “He told me to stay authentic and to keep pushing and keep working because like, the way my career is going right now is how his started f. And he just had to stay focused and push a lot negative energy away from him and remain himself and just keep going until you make it to where you wanna be.”

Last year, Travis and his longtime girlfriend Kylie Jenner decided to end their relationship. The co-parents have been respectful one another’s privacy, but that hasn’t stopped the gossip for circulating. There have been rumors that his demanding lifestyle got in the way  their happy home, but both Travis and Kylie have kept the reason for their split under wraps. Watch 600Breezy’s interview clip below.

Nike Kyrie 6 "Kaleidoscope" Release Date Revealed: Photos

If you’re a basketball player who keeps up with the sneaker world, then you are well aware Kyrie Irving’s signature line with Nike. This past year, the brand released the Nike Kyrie 6 to rave reviews. Over the past few months, there has been a plethora dope Kyrie 6 colorways and as 2020 presses on, Nike is prepared to drop even more ferings. Recently, yet another model hit the internet and according to Sneaker News, this one is for the kids only.

Don’t let the white upper and translucent blue strap fool you. This is a colorful fering thanks to the kaleidoscope pattern that is found on the cuff, lining, and outsole the sneaker. The Kyrie Irving logo is implemented into the kaleidoscope branding which helps add an interesting yet classy layer branding to the shoe. If your kid is in the market for some new basketball shoes, these would certainly prove to be a solid cop.

These are set to drop on Saturday, March 14th so be on the lookout at your local sneaker retailers. In the meantime, let us know in the comments below what you think the colorway and whether or not it’s worth copping.

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JAY-Z & Yo Gotti Help Over 150 Inmates File 2nd Lawsuit Against Mississippi DOC

With the backing of JAY-Z and Yo Gotti, the social justice department of Roc Nation has filed another lawsuit against the Mississippi Department of Corrections. It marks the second suit they’ve filed this year.

Team Roc — the philanthropic arm of Roc Nation — wants the “barbaric” conditions at the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman addressed immediately on behalf of 152 inmates currently housed there. Eighteen inmates have died throughout the Mississippi correctional system, with the majority of those deaths taking place at Parchman.

According to a Team Roc press release, inmates alleged “the food is adulterated with rat feces, cockroaches, rocks, bird droppings, and other foreign matter” and many inmates are “in dire need of medical care for cancer, lupus, serious heart defects.”

Parchman’s conditions reportedly also lack clean water, acceptable food, electricity, heat, clothing, healthcare and other basic needs, leading to internal riots. At least nine inmate deaths from suicides, homicides and other incidents have been categorized as “natural deaths.”

“The toilets routinely back up and flood the prison cells, which allows fecal matter, urine and water to cover the floors and drain out into the housing unit’s common space…the portable water system at Parchman is contaminated with human feces, presumably from the sewer system,” the suit reads. “Prisoner-on-prisoner violence is rampant, and, at times, is facilitated by corrupt guards seeking to curry favor with inmates.”

Team Roc and attorney Alex Spiro filed the first suit against the Mississippi DOC last month, claiming the recent inmate deaths are “a direct result of Mississippi’s utter disregard for the people it has incarcerated and their constitutional rights.”

DOC Commissioner Pelicia Hall and Mississippi State Penitentiary Superintendent Marshall Turner are named as defendants. However, the Mississippi DOC said the outbreak of violence is due to gang activity — not poor conditions.

Lil Baby Bars Out For Three Minutes On "Fire In The Booth"

Lil Baby came up among a generation rappers that weren’t admired for their lyricism as much as they were for their melodic sensibilities. His stage name may also contribute to him being overlooked for being able to bar out alongside the best them. The flood “Lil” rappers that poured in at the same time as Lil Baby contained many who were more committed to image than music. 

Lil Baby, however, is really about the music. If you weren’t convinced already, watch his new three-minute freestyle on Charlie Sloth’s Beats 1 radio show. Exhibit A: “Baby, I’m a millionaire / Keep the baby, I don’t care / Fifty g’s, pick a ear / Make a diss disappear / I got on that shit foreal / N****s on my list foreal / Every time I pull up, I look like I’m selling bricks foreal.” 

He proves he’s in full control his performance when jangling his bundle heavy necklaces to add effect to his raps. He doesn’t miss a beat when doing that and spitting, “She say I look good but it’s because I got these chains on me.”

To drive the point home, he switches up his flow before embarking on another run stellar bars: “I keep having flashbacks from all them trash bags / I keep having flashbacks from all them Glad bags / I’m getting better and my shit flawless, I got em mad mad / But my lil woadie got a body count like Mad Max.”

Lil Baby’s prowess will also be on display on his sophomore album, My Turn, which drops this Friday (Feb. 28). The Griselda crew also recently stopped by Charlie Sloth’s show to participate in “Fire In The Booth”. 

Lil Baby Wants To Manage The Next Selena Gomez

Atlanta stand-out Lil Baby is one the biggest names in rap music but he doesn’t necessarily look the part. His voice is instantly recognizable and, due to his ascent into superstardom, so is his face. While the rapper has extraordinary drip, he has no tattoos on his body, which is pretty rare for somebody in his career path. He explained why it was a conscious choice for him to go inkless, as well as much more, in a brand new interview with the New York Times

With his album My Turn coming out in a matter days, Lil Baby is about to take over again. He has ficially broken out and this is set to be his biggest project to date. Talking to the Times, the 25-year-old explained why he decided not to get any tattoos on his skin, which is something he’s never witnessed from his contemporaries.

Lil Baby Wants To Manage The Next Selena Gomez
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“I never saw me being a rapper. A big-dog dope boy, that’s it. Not even just a dope boy. That’s why I ain’t got no tattoos, because I always knew I was going to run my money up, and I was going to have to go sit in front some people to do something with my money. And I didn’t want them to look at me like a dope boy,” explained Baby.

“I had to keep my appearance straight. I literally said, ‘When I sit down in front these white folks, I don’t want to have no tattoos.’ In a way, it’s still that today. Because when I’m sitting in these meetings, I don’t have tattoos on my face. I know they’d have to think something if I’ve got tattoos on my face.”

As for what he wants to accomplish in the coming years, Baby is hoping to transition into an executive role. “I want to be on some boss expletive],” he said. “I don’t care about my own music. I really want to own a label — like Def Jam, though. Like Roc Nation. I’d rather go that way, where I manage a Selena Gomez and get 10 percent f it. Where I’m not even on the scene no more. That’s my mind-set. Boy, if I can pop two artists right now, I’m down to slow up on what I got going on, straight up. Why wouldn’t I? I can make the same money and I don’t have to be catching all these planes.”

Elsewhere in the sit-down conversation, Lil Baby speaks about his experience in prison and why he plans on never going back, what he wants to achieve in the industry, and a drop in drug references in his songs.

Lil Baby Wants To Manage The Next Selena Gomez
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Drake Epically Trolls The Milwaukee Bucks — To No Avail

Toronto, Canada – Drake is beyond dedicated to the Toronto Raptors, something he illustrates over and over again when he sits courtside at home games.

During Tuesday night’s (February 25) game against the Milwaukee Bucks, the 6 God did his best to be as distracting as possible, arriving at Scotiabank Arena with two championship wrestling belts, a nod to the Bucks’ frequent pre-game wrestling routines.

The Grammy Award-winning artist also rocked a gray fedora while putting some of his best dance moves on display as the game went along. But despite Drake’s valiant attempts, the Bucks still beat the Raptors, 108 to 97.

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The Bucks enact a WWE-style wrestling routine before almost every game. Bucks’ MVP center Giannis Antetokounmpo also brought a belt to both Washington and Toronto.

Check out one of their routines below.

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Future Accuses New Baby Mama Of Calling Child A ‘Check Baby’ — She Responds

Future has reportedly accused Eliza Seraphin, another mother to one of his many children, of referring to her 10-month-old baby girl Reign as a “check baby.”

According to TMZ, Future’s legal team defined the term as “slang terminology describing a child conceived solely for the purposes of extorting monies from the father of a child in the child support setting.”

The multiplatinum-selling rapper alleged Seraphin only wanted the child to extort money from him. He claimed during an online interview with one of Seraphin’s friends, he was told Seraphin researched the amount of child support the other mothers of Future’s children were receiving to determine how much she could collect.

Future also said the same friend told him she was taking fertility pills to increase her chances of getting pregnant.

Despite never officially copping to paternity, Future reportedly said the child would only need around $450 a month. That amount is based on a financial affidavit Seraphin filed in court, detailing her monthly expenses.

Last month, Future asked a judge to get Seraphin a psychological evaluation and claimed she was dangerously obsessed with him. He wants a Broward County Judge to toss out the case.

Seraphin’s Instagram handle currently reads, “JUST TAKE THE TEST,” a clear indication she wants proof once and for all. The Blast reports she’s also denying ever calling her child a “check baby.”

“At this point, even I’m tired of hearing about the case,” she said. “It’s much easier to just be responsible. Honestly. And for the record, I have never referred to Reign as a ‘check baby.’ Others who dislike me have. People can make claims all day, but that’s a bit much. I love my baby and it shows. And that’s all ima say.”

Future’s Baby Mama Snaps At His "Check Baby" Claims

If there’s one thing that Eliza Reign is correct about in her most recent statement, it’s that everybody is tired hearing about the case involving Future and his alleged paternity her baby girl. For months, there have been legal battles between the Atlanta rapper and his alleged baby mama, with plenty stoppages in the ongoing child support pursuit. This week, Future actually accused Reign getting pregnant on purpose, telling the court that she has been referring to her daughter as a “check baby.” Right on cue, she’s clapping back at that with a flurry social uploads, attempting to prove him wrong.

Future's Baby Mama Snaps At His "Check Baby" Claims
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Future’s baby mama drama, especially with Eliza Reign, has been ongoing for years. During Reign’s pregnancy, she alleged that the rapper threatened her life after publicly revealing that he had fathered her child. She was brave enough to speak out and, since then, they have been embroiled in a legal back-and-forth that seems to be going absolutely nowhere. After Hendrix’s most recent claims against Reign, she has taken to Instagram to clear her name.

“At this point, even I’m tired hearing about the case. It’s much easier to just be responsible. Honestly,” wrote Fewtch’s alleged baby mama. She can say that again… “And for the record, I have never referred to Reign as a ‘check baby.’ Others who dislike me have. People can make claims all day but that’s a bit much. I love my baby and it shows. And that’s all ima say.”

But that wasn’t all she had to say. She went on to criticize Future for never even paying her a single dime to raise their baby. “Haven’t got a half penny since I got pregnant and she’s almost a year old. What check? I’m not speaking on him. I just gotta clear that up cuz at this point, it’s harassment, slander, and defamation.”

This is definitely dragging on for longer than it should have. At a certain point, enough has got to be enough. 

Zion Williamson Blesses Teammates With Mardi Gras-Themed Gift

Zion Williamson is already one the most exciting players in the NBA and he’s only less than 15 games into his career. Last night, Williamson went up against LeBron James and dropped 29 points in what turned out to be a loss for the New Orleans Pelicans. Zion is already letting his presence be felt throughout the league and it appears as though he is looking to be the best teammate possible, as well.

According to Chris Haynes Yahoo! Sports, Zion surprised his Pelicans teammates with custom Beats by Dre earbuds. The earbuds came in a Mardi-Gras-themed case and even featured each player’s name and number inscribed on the inside. It was a pretty sweet gift that every player was appreciative .

“I just thought it would be a nice gift for everyone and I’m glad they all liked it,” Williamson said. “That’s what matters to me, is that my teammates are enjoying them. I see them wearing it and it’s cool. I just wanted to do something special for them.”

Williamson has been extremely modest since entering the league and it’s clear that he wants to make a good impression. Praise makes Williamson uncomfortable and so far, he has let his play on the court do the talking. He’s already exhibiting leadership qualities which is something the Pelicans should be excited about.