Polar Skate Co. X Nike SB Air Trainer 1 Release Date, Official Photos

Thanks to tennis player John McEnroe in the 1980s, the Nike Air Trainer 1 became one the more popular athletic shoes on the market and over the last few years, it hasn’t seen many new colorways. Nike SB is looking to change that and ultimately revitalize the shoe as they are teaming up with the Swedish skate brand, Polar Skate Co., for a brand new colorway the Air Trainer 1, as well as a Blazer low.

Focusing on the Air Trainer 1, the sneaker features white leather on the upper while blue leather side panels help fer an injection color. There are also black suede overlays around the toe box, while the strap is black with blue Polar branding. Nike opts for a gum outsole on the bottom to make this shoe stand out even more. Blue Nike Air branding can also be found on the back.

If you’re looking to cop these, they will drop on Monday, June 10th for an undisclosed price, according to Sole Collector.

Polar Skate Co. X Nike SB Air Trainer 1 Release Date, Official Photos

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Polar Skate Co. X Nike SB Air Trainer 1 Release Date, Official Photos

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Watch Beyoncé Voice Nala in ‘The Lion King’ Trailer

It’s finally here.

On Monday, Beyoncé shared the first trailer of herself as Nala in Disney’s The Lion King. In the 30-second clip, which she posted on her YouTube account, Queen Bey narrates the voice of the lioness in Jon Favreau’s live-action reboot of the animated classic.

“Simba, you have to take your place as king,” says Nala. “We need you. Come home.”

The star-studded cast also includes Donald Glover (Simba), Chiwetel Ejiofor (Scar), Billy Eichner (Timon), Seth Rogen (Pumbaa), Alfre Woodard (Sarabi), and James Earl Jones (Mufasa).

The first trailer for The Lion King was released on Thanksgiving, but Beyoncé’s voice has been kept under wraps until now. The original film was released in 1994 and grossed more than $968 million worldwide.

Over the weekend, Beyoncé channeled her character Nala while attending The Lion King-inspired Wearable Art Gala, hosted by her mother Tina Knowles Lawson.

The Lion King opens in theaters July 19.

New Museum Focuses On African American Music With "State Of Black Music" Exhibit

The month June marks the beginning Black Music Month and Nashville’s National Museum African American Music is soon opening and will be putting on an exhibit to honour the endless African American Music milestones achieved in the past decades. The display will explore the current state Black Music by reviewing the contributions African American culture to the music field and American culture. As such, the display is set to push boundaries, seek new audiences and innovation. The National Museum African American Music is scheduled to open up next year in 2020 and will be the sole museum dedicated to preserving African American music traditions along with celebrating the influence African Americans on music.

New Museum Focuses On African American Music With "State Of Black Music" Exhibit

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The State Black Music exhibit will consist notable highlights such as Hip Hop’s growing dominance over the music industry as a whole, by showcasing that eight the ten most-streamed artists last year stemmed from Hip Hop. Moreover, there will also be a look at the black artists who lead or are currently leading mixing genres and defying categories. Considerably, Lil Nas X will thus be featured in the exhibit for his successful ability to mesh Rap and Country with his smash-hit “Old Town Road.” Lastly, the display will take a look at artists with powerful legacies such as the late Nipsey Hussle, Aretha Franklin, James Ingram and more.

Chris Brown Shares How New Psychedelic Lamborghini Was Created

When Chris Brown declares that it’s his season, he goes all out to make sure the entire world is alerted. Last week, Brown shared a short clip his illuminating, blacklight, glow-in-the-dark whip that stunned his followers. In the wee hours Tuesday morning, Brown took to his Instagram to give his fans a glimpse into how the paint job was created, and it looked to be an exhausting process.

The project began with a white Lamborghini that was just waiting for a colorful upgrade. A number workers carefully applied each strip on color on the Lamborghini Huracan, a car that Car Scoops claims Brown has owned for years. “It was the very first in the U.S. outfitted with a Liberty Walk widebody kit, making it a real head-turner,” the wrote. “Now, it has been transformed yet again by the folks at RDBLA into a ‘baby Lambo’ which stands out from all others.”

The Los Angeles auto shop reportedly wrapped the Lambo with the symmetrical chrome design that changes colors depending on your angle view and where you’re standing. It’s a visual, psychedelic adventure that is reportedly completed with purple headlights. Check out the creation Brown’s ride below.

YouTube Bans Live-Streaming by Minors Unless Accompanied by an Adult

In an effort to combat child exploitation on its platform, YouTube has banned live streaming by unaccompanied minors. Channels that fail to comply with the new policy may lose their ability to live stream.

YouTube is taking broader measures after several explosive investigative reports revealed a nasty surprise. Today, the New York Times detailed how YouTube’s algorithms can be used by pedophiles to string together innocent home videos. These recommended videos often appeared right after the user has engaged with sexually explicit content.

The latest policy changes at are designed to combat the platform’s facilitation of communication between pedophiles. Going forward, all comments will be disabled on videos featuring minors. This change is vital because pedophiles were using commented timestamps to reference children in exploitative positions.

YouTuber MattsWhatItIs exposed that problem back in February, bringing massive media attention to the algorithm’s flaws.

The sweeping policy changes also include a change in the way the recommendations algorithm works. YouTube has limited the recommendations algorithm from including videos featuring minors or risky situations. The content itself does not violate existing policy, as it usually depicts children swimming or bathing. But YouTube says it recognizes the risk in allowing total strangers access to that content.

YouTube says the company has been working hard to tackle the issue for more than two years. But child exploitation has been an issue on the platform for years now. Remember Elsagate?

The YouTube algorithm recommended videos that featured cartoon characters in abusive situations to children. YouTube touts the YouTube Kids app as a way that kids can safely engage with videos on the platform, but the explicit videos appeared in that ‘safe space’.

The Elsagate discovery is what prompted YouTube to in the first place.

The problem doesn’t seem to be slowing down, even by YouTube’s own admission. In the company’s blog post, YouTube admits that over 800,000 videos were removed for violations of child safety policies.

Kawhi Leonard Reportedly Buys Property In Toronto, Wants To Re-Sign

Kawhi Leonard and the Toronto Raptors are currently in the NBA Finals against the Golden State Warriors and with the series tied 1-1, the team has a pretty decent chance at winning the championship. As the season winds down, one the biggest questions facing the Raptors is whether or not Kawhi will want to re-sign with the team in the fseason. When he first came to the Raptors, it was believed that he didn’t want to play with them but now it appears as though things have changed. Leonard was once linked to the Clippers and now, thanks to a report from TSN Radio Host Michael Landsberg and TrueHoop.com’s David Thorpe, it seems like the Raptors star wants to re-sign in Toronto and has even bought a property in the city.

Kawhi Leonard Reportedly Buys Property In Toronto, Wants To Re-Sign

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“Everyone that I’ve talked to and is connected to his group agree the Raptors have done what they needed to do (to sign Leonard),” Thorpe said. “That doesn’t mean he can’t change his mind, course he can, but as it stands today it’s hard to imagine that he would go somewhere else. Now he’s not going to sign a long-term deal, I wouldn’t think. He doesn’t have to. But it’s fair to guess he’s going to give at least a year or two more to Toronto to continue that relationship and see where it goes.”

As right now, this is simply a report so things can definitely change, especially if the Raptors lose to the Warriors in the Finals. While re-signing in Toronto may seem like the smart thing to do, opinions and circumstances can always change.

Apple Shuts Down iTunes In Favor Of 3 New Apps

With the majority  music listeners using streaming services to find new songs and artists, the need for iTunes to continue on as Apple’s premier music destination grew past its peak. At a time, we all went to the app to find the latest songs to have released that week. Many us would even transfer files from torrent websites or illegally pirate our own playlists into iTunes. Now, that era is ficially complete because Apple has confirmed that they are shutting down iTunes in favor three new apps.

We’re already used to Apple Music, Podcasts and Apple TV as three separate entities but during the live-stream taking place today, those three apps were announced to be the services formally replacing iTunes. Starting f the WWDC keynote with a joke about how they could possibly make iTunes even better, Craig Federighi told the audience that the team at Apple actually had a better idea and decided to take everything that iTunes has done over the years and divide it over the three new apps. Apple Music will be your top musical destination now when it comes to finding new tunes, Podcasts will serve the same purpose as it always has, and Apple TV will store your movies, television shows, and videos in one place.

If you’re worried about how to sync your devices, it will apparently be easier now. When you plug your phone or iPad into your Mac, you will be able to sync the Finder window. iTunes will no longer be the automatic pop-up.

iTunes is expected to disappear by the end the day. Will you miss it?

Apple Shuts Down iTunes In Favor Of 3 New Apps
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JAY-Z Officially Crowned Hip Hop’s First Billionaire

From Brooklyn drug dealer to self-made mogul: Forbes has officially crowned JAY-Z Hip Hop’s first billionaire.

According to a new article written by Zack O’Malley Greenburg, the Roc Nation mogul “has accumulated a fortune that conservatively totals $1 billion, making him one of only a handful of entertainers to become a billionaire — and the first Hip Hop artist to do so.”

His vast fortune comes from various deals in liquor, cash investments, art collections, Rocawear, real estate, TIDAL, Roc Nation and his extensive music catalog — which culminates with 2018’s EVERYTHING IS LOVE featuring his multi-millionaire wife, Beyoncé.

Hov’s cash and investments come to a total of $220 million; his stake in liquor brands D’Ussé and Armand de Brignac totals $410 million; TIDAL tallies at $100 million; Roc Nation follows with $75 million; his music catalog sits at $75 million; his art collection, $70 million; finally, his real estate investments totals $50 million.

The superstar couple owns several properties. Following the 2017 birth of their twins, they bought two new homes —  a $26 million East Hampton mansion and an $88 million Bel Air estate. Jay also owns a Tribeca penthouse, which he purchased for $6.85 million in 2004.

But believe it or not, Jay has a long way to go if he wants to rank among the richest people in the world. In another article from Forbes dated March 2019, the list of the the world’s wealthiest people on the planet ends at #215 with Ralph Lauren’s $6.9 billion fortune.

Amazon’s Jeff Bezos sits at #1 with $131 billion, Microsoft’s Bill Gates comes in at #2 with $96.5 billion, while the “Oracle Of Omaha” Warren Buffet lands at #3 with $82.5 billion.

Kyrie Irving Unveils Nike Kyrie 5 "Be True" With Rainbow Swooshes

It appears as though Nike’s annual “Be True” collection, which releases in celebration PRIDE month, will consist a colorful Nike Kyrie 5 this year.

Kyrie Irving shared a preview the special edition “Be True” colorway on instagram, revealing a sneaker with six Nike swooshes decked out in the colors the rainbow. Nike has not yet announced release details for the “Be True” Kyrie 5, but we expect to learn more information in the very near future as other sneakers in the collection are set to release this month.

In addition to the vibrant Kyrie 5, Nike also has plans to release colorful renditions the Air Max 90, Air Max 270, Air Max 720, Pegasus 35 Turbo, Tailwind, and more, according to Sneaker News.

Check out the Kyrie 5 “Be True” teaser below, and stay tuned for the ficial photos.

Batista Admits To "Starving" For Years After Quitting WWE For Acting

Dave Bautista, best known by his stage name Batista in the wrestling ring, most recently opened up about the period in time in which he was completely broke after walking away from a career in wrestling in order to pursue his acting career.

“I starved for three years,” Bautista said during an appearance at Denver Pop Culture Con. “I went broke. I lost everything. I couldn’t get a job and I said that I will never go back to wrestling until I prove what I set out to prove, and that was that I can make it as an actor.” 

He went on to detail the experience doing one particular film while he was still with WWE, but quickly realized that he was a “horrendous actor” and in order to get better, he would have to take a leave absence from the WWE Universe. 

Batista Admits To "Starving" For Years After Quitting WWE For Acting

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“I was with WWE at the time and I went and did a film,” Bautista said. “I had zero interest in acting, all I wanted to do was wrestle. I loved wrestling, I was obsessed with wrestling, and I went and did a film as a favor for a friend and I realized I was horrible. I was a horrendous actor. I was so mortified that I wanted to prove I could be better, and the company WWE], they wouldn’t let me do anything outside the company.” 

He would eventually find solid footing when he landed his role as Drax in Guardians The Galaxy, which put him in a position to comfortably return to wrestling.

“When I got the role, I finished the film and the first call I made after I wrapped was to Vince McMahon,” he adds. “I said, ‘Hey man, I’d really like to come back and wrestle for a little bit.'”

Rick Rubin Working On Run The Jewels’ New Album

Killer Mike and El-P have announced that their forthcoming RTJ4 album will feature some work from Rick Rubin, as reported by Consequence Of Sound.

The outlet reveals that it was in an ficial Run The Jewels newsletter that the pairing made the revelation, adding that they made a stop at Rick Rubin’s studio to work on the new effort.

“We’ve been going hard on RTJ4 and have a genuine excitement to share new music with you all. We stand behind our statement that this record is going to punch you in the fucking face and burn everything in its path,” the duo stated. “We thank you for your continued patience as we put together what we believe will be our best record yet.”

Rick Rubin Working On Run The Jewels' New Album

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It was in December that El-P pulled a “post and delete” when he tweeted out that we could expect RTJ4 sometime in July. “oh and at the risk losing the mystery it all, RTJ4 will probably hit around summer time. i’m sorry if that schedule disappoints anyone but we need the time to make sure the music doesn’t,” he wrote.

RTJ4 will follow up the duo December 2016 delivery RTJ3 and in a sit down with Zane Lower they already declared it to be the “rawest record” their catalog.

Dwayne Wade Delivers A Moving Speech To The Stoneman Douglas Graduating Class

Former Miami Heat basketball player, Dwyane Wade, surprised the students Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School this past Sunday, by showing up to their graduation ceremony and advising them on how to prepare for the next chapter. Wade made an appearance at MSD’s commencement, where he delivered an emotional speech about the impact the school shooting had left on him and how he felt related to the students in his struggle after the massacre. 

Wade described being invited as a guest to the school a month afterwards, and the haunting silence on campus. The star was invited to meet and talk with the grieving student body, and described how, to his surprise, just his presence was able to lift their spirits … despite not being able to fully comprehend what they’d been through. The point he was trying to put across that even a mere act kindness can go a long way.

He went on to tell the student body how he further identified with them at this point in time, saying he too had recently closed a big chapter in his own life – having retired from the NBA earlier this year – but that he was still excited about his next steps, as they should be as well. He also imparted a mantra that he had made up with his 2013 team, that they used “every game before we stepped on the court,” inviting the student body to join him in his cheer. Wade gave them a series instructions, in which he would say “nothing’s difficult,” to which they would reply, “everything’s a challenge.” “Through adversity” Wade would call the next sentence, and “to the stars” they would reply. The next exchange that followed was Wayde saying: “to the last man, to the last minute, to the last second,” to which they would all come together to deliver a powerful “we fight! We fight! We fight!” Wade left the stage to huge applause.

Charlamagne Tha God & Killer Mike Chat Slavery Reparations & More

Earlier this year, we reported on the premiere Charlamagne Tha God’s new discussion series with The Hollywood Report entitled Emerging Hollywood. The radio personality engages in an in-depth conversation with different guests wherein they discuss hot topics pertaining to culture, society, and lifestyle. As such, this week’s invite was no other than the politically inclined legendary rapper, Killer Mike. The conversation which ensued was full gems and the latter was expected considering Killer Mike always adds noteworthy input to any conversation. After all, the Netflix special Trigger Warning with Killer Mike was successful for a reason.

Charlamagne Tha God and Killer Mike spoke about an array topics which included the history segregation in America along with the enduring debate surrounding the bility slavery reparations. Killer Mike also discussed his humble beginnings and the major lessons he learned throughout his successful career as a rap artist and social activist. Furthermore, the thought-provoking conversation also chimed in on Bernie Sanders and the 2020 presidential elections in terms what we may expect it. A series other topics were discussed and their conversation can be viewed in full the video above. 

Mother Enraged After Florida Teacher Writes "WTF Is This?" On Son’s Homework

We don’t ten get the opportunity to tell people exactly how we feel. Sometimes, we’re too aware somebody’s emotions and disguise bad news with silver linings. Other times, we get straight up savage and tell people exactly what’s on our mind. One Florida teacher had had enough one her students after he apparently failed to provide proper credit on a homework assignment. The teacher went on to freely speak her mind, writing in “WTF is this?” in red ink on his paper and handing it back.

Mother Enraged After Florida Teacher Writes "WTF Is This?" On Son's Homework
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A mother is furious after her son received the explicit message on his homework this week. “Absolutely no credit,” added the teacher after asking what exactly he was trying to pull. Melinda Smith, who is the mother the student, is hoping that the teacher gets in trouble for what she did. “I think for sure she needs to be reprimanded,” she said. “Just seeing ‘WTF what is this,’ you know, basically … that was very inappropriate and not acceptable for a teacher whatsoever.”

According to the New York Post, ficials from Rutherford High School have communicated with the teacher and her name will not be released. She has reportedly apologized for her actions and promised to change her classroom etiquette moving forward. “She was apologetic and it was a mistake on her part,” said the school’s principal. “All the teachers at Rutherford High School are caring, loving teachers and we’re also human and so, we make mistakes, but we understand that we are called to a high pressional standard and when we make mistakes, we try to correct those mistakes and move forward.”

Do you think the teacher should be punished?

Russ Announces The Release Of His Inspirational Book "IT’S ALL IN YOUR HEAD"

Rapper, producer, and songwriter Russ is set to release a book titled IT’S ALL IN YOUR HEAD. The 26-year-old has been breaking records and making waves in the music industry, so it’s only fitting that he expands his portfolio by writing he first book. The “Civil War” rapper announced his new project on Twitter when he shared, “Wrote my first book…IT’S ALL IN YOUR HEAD. Hope this helps some people out. Preorder available now in bio.” He also stated that the release date is scheduled for November 12.

“With chapters named after his most powerful and popular songs, IT’S ALL IN YOUR HEAD will reflect on the lessons he’s learned from his career, family, and relationships,” publisher Harper Collins wrote on their website. “He’ll push readers to bet on themselves, take those leaps faith, and recognize struggles as opportunities. With illustrations throughout consistent with the brand Russ has built and his fan base loves, IT’S ALL IN YOUR HEAD will give readers an inside-look at the man and the motivation behind the music.”

Harper Collins suggests there’s also spiritual element associated with Russ’s forthcoming project. “A lover books like The Alchemist and The Seven Spiritual Laws Success, Russ delivers a short, potent, inspirational, raw, and honest book that gives readers a way to find self-belief and unlock their potential. Fans already rely on Russ as an inspiration confidence; now, he is taking it to the next level with this book, which will contain lyrics from his music and visuals that reflect his inimitable style.”

After sharing the link to pre-order the book, Russ tweeted that it’s already the #1 best-selling book on Amazon. Are you going to read Russ’s words motivation?