Patrick Mahomes Could Return Sooner Than Expected: Report

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes went down with a dislocated kneecap and a high ankle sprain during Thursday’s victory over the Denver Broncos, but he could be ready to return in just three weeks time. In fact, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that the reigning NFL MVP might be back in the lineup even sooner than three weeks, although the Chiefs are obviously not going to force him back until he is fully healthy.

Mahomes posted the following message on instagram on Sunday: “God was watching over me on that field! My brothers held it down! We keep it moving forward!”

MRI results on Mahomes’ knee were as good as the team could have hoped for, it just remains to be seen how quickly he’ll be able to recover and get back on the field. So far this season, Mahomes has completed 65% his passes for 2,180 yards with 15 touchdowns and just one interception. In his absence, KC will turn to veteran backup Matt Moore.

The Chiefs sit atop the AFC West with a record 5-2 as they prepare for a Sunday night showdown against the Green Bay Packers at Arrowhead Stadium in Week 8. They’ll host the Minnesota Vikings in Week 9, followed by a pair road games against the Tennessee Titans and Los Angeles Chargers before their bye week in Week 12.

Post Malone Makes It Rain In Miami Club From Bag Stuffed With $50K

Post Malone tends to be a humble dude. Despite being one the biggest hitmakers this generation, he’s someone who seems to be easily satiated by a case Bud Light (or several) and a pack smokes (or several). However, on Saturday night, the “Circles” singer decided to celebrate the success his ongoing arena tour by hitting the club. 

Popular nightclub, E11EVEN Miami, hosted a sold-out evening with Post Malone, which he showed up to with a loaded sack cash. Post Malone’s manager, Dre London, shared some shots from the wild affair on Instagram. In them, Posty is seen holding stacks on stacks, which were tossed in the air during his performance and stuffed into the waistbands bottle girls. E11EVEN’s IG page detailed that the bundles bills amount to $50,000. Post also balled out this weekend by giving 21 Savage a diamond-encrusted Rolex for his birthday

In a video recap the night, Post gives a high-energy performance “Rockstar” and tells the crowd, “I’m on a very very very special, super special, fucking wave today man.” He then classically asks, “Can I have another brewksie?” He also shared a heartfelt message with his fans: “I love you motherfuckers more than life and tonight might be the most fun I’ve had in a long fucking time.”

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Read our review Post Malone’s latest album, Hollywood Bleeding, here

#DXHitList: Yo Gotti, Casanova & Kash Doll Top This Week’s Spotify Playlist

Spotify – Following a long hiatus, the #DXHitList is back with new music to kick off your week. This edition is fully rebooted with new bops from Yo Gotti and Youngboy Never Broke Again as well as new tracks from Casanova and Kash Doll.

A remixed version of Yo Gotti and Lil Uzi Vert’s “Pose” with a fresh verse from Megan Thee Stallion tops off this week’s #DXHitList. It’s been two years since Gotti has released an album, but he’s currently gearing up for the release of his 10th studio LP.

Next up, Casanova’s “Woah” featuring Jeremih off his debut album Behind These Scars. The R&B-tinged ZALE and Beat Butcha-produced track fits perfectly between Jeremih’s crooning and Cas’ hard-hitting Brooklyn style of spitting.

Also making the cut this week is “No Lames” by Kash Doll and Summer Walker off the former’s debut album Stacked. The two joined forces to deliver a fire track to make it clear that under no circumstance will lames be tolerated.

The #DXHitList also features new music from R&B singer Allyn, Frank Ocean and Ghetto Sage‘s debut single “Häagen Dazs.”

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Antonio Brown’s Raiders Grievance Hits Snag Due To Alleged Text Messages

Antonio Brown has had a turbulent last few months and much it has to do with his tenure with the Oakland Raiders. If you haven’t been paying attention, Brown exhibited some wild antics while with the iconic franchise and eventually got himself released from the team. It appeared as though he had no interest in playing with the team and his behavior corroborated that very notion. Once he was released from the Raiders, Brown had a short stint with the New England Patriots but he was released from them as well.

Since being released by both teams, Brown has launched a grievance to get the $30 million in guaranteed money he lost after being released by the Raiders. According to Chris Mortensen ESPN, Brown could very well lose his grievance as there are alleged text messages floating around that show Brown asking owner Mark Davis to release him. 

Brown has been everywhere when it comes to the NFL news cycle this season. Even though he isn’t playing, he is always doing something that has people talking and it’s been quite the sideshow. It will be interesting to see what happens with these grievances and whether or not Brown will get the money he believes he’s owed.

Stay tuned for updates on this story as we will be sure to bring you the latest.

New York Knicks Unveil New Statement Edition Uniforms

After weeks leaked images and rumors, the New York Knicks ficially introduced their 2019-20 Statement Edition uniforms inspired by “the hustle and strength the city and team.”

The uniforms are highlighted by a slightly different shade blue with white lettering and numbers, as well as a white and orange trim.

Per the Knicks’ press release“Blue is our statement – we’re not here to ball, we’re here to battle. While our core colors remain, our updated style reflects the team today.” As for the steel piping, the Knicks explain, “These sleek, modern lines flow through the jersey – a nod to our evolving city – while staying true to the classic look past Knicks uniforms.”

The Knicks will wear the Statement Edition uniform against all Western Conference teams, beginning with their season opener in San Antonio on Wednesday, October 23 and at The Garden for the first time on November 3 when they take on the Sacramento Kings.

Take a look at some additional images in the tweets embedded below.

 

PnB Rock & His Crew Get Into Brawl At Philadelphia Mall

As seen in newly-surfaced footage, PnB Rock and his company were seen engaging in a fight in his native Philadelphia.

TMZ reports that the artist and his team were spotted at the King Of Prussia mall, allegedly only entering the shopping center with the mission locating a group men and fighting them. The opposition was found inside a Neiman Marcus when Pnb and five others attacked a set three men and promptly left thereafter.

When matching up footage with the fight and footage obtained from social media, the fight appeared to have taken place the same day that PnB was seen back in Hill Creek projects in Philly as outfits the rapper and his friends match the same ones seen posted to the timeline.

The outlet further reports that the security division the mall did not comment on the incident and that the local police department alleges that they received no formal complaint a fight taking place inside the mall.

So far, PnB Rock has yet to comment on the incident that took place in his hometown.

Chris Brown Shows His Body Transformation Over The Years In IG Post

When Chris Brown was released from jail in 2014, paparazzi shots showed that he was noticeably larger than he was before serving his 108 days for a probation violation. In a later interview, he confessed that he was insecure about the 35lbs that he put on while he was in jail, which brought his overall weight to 215lbs. This insecurity motivated him to start working out immediately and extensively. A year later, Brown was back to his old weight. 

Apparently, the R&B singer is still concerned with maintaining a lean and muscular body. Today, he shared a post on Instagram that compared how he looked in 2014 to how he looks today. The shirtless pics show that he has shed all the fat from that era and now boasts a toned physique. For the caption, Brown merely inserted a shocked emoji and a crying laughter emoji, showing that he could now laugh about this time when he struggled with his weight. Brown has likely been able to stay so fit due to all the dancing he has been doing on his massive IndiGOAT tour for the past few months. 

Brown recently released the 42-song extended version his Indigo album, which now includes features from Tory Lanez and Rich the Kid.  

 

Lil Tecca’s "Ransom" Is No. 1 On Rhythmic Songs Airplay Chart

This week, Lil Tecca’s “Ran$om” track earns the young rapper the No. 1 slot on the Rhythmic Songs airplay chart, per Billboard, after experiencing an increase 12% in airplay. It marks for the first No. 1 songs on the chart for producer Taz Taylor while adding onto the resume co-producer Nick Mira who previously accomplished the feat with Juice WRLD’s “Lucid Dreams.”

Lil Tecca's "Ransom" Is No. 1 On Rhythmic Songs Airplay Chart

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The track first debuted on the chart on July 20th, cracking the top 10 in its seventh week. The airplay follows on the heels amazing streaming numbers logged by the young Tecca as the song was at No. 1 on the Streaming Songs chart for seven weeks straight. Currently, it sits at No. 4.

On other charts, the track also creeps to No. 6 on the RapAirplay chart while hitting No. 13 on the R&B/Hip-Hop airplay chart, increasing his audience by 18% and 26%, respectively. Billboard also notes that the cut is quietly leaving a mark on the Pop Airplay chart, sliding from No. 20 to 28 after a 5% increase.

At the bottom the Rhythmic Songs chart, you’ll also find Tecca’s “Did It Again,” also produced by Taz Taylor and Nick Mira. With a 9% boosts in plays, it holds the 40th position on the chart.

 

 

 

JUUL No Longer Selling Flavoured E-Cigarettes Online

JUUL has been making drastic changes since the rise in health concerns involving teenagers and their use the brand’s flavoured e-cigarettes. The former CEO the brand has previously apologized for the latter before stepping down from his position. “It’s not intended for them,” Kevin Burns said the JUUL. “I hope there was nothing that we did that made it appealing to children]. As a parent a 16-year-old, I’m sorry for them, and I have empathy for them, in terms what the challenges they’re going through.”

After cancelling marketing campaigns for the JUUL in America, The New York Times now reports that the company has temporarily halted all online sales the flavoured e-cigarette until the FDA has reviewed the flavoured cartridges. However, the halt doesn’t extend to the menthol and mint flavours JUUL.

JUUL No Longer Selling Flavoured E-Cigarettes Online
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“Unfortunately, today that future is at risk due to unacceptable levels youth usage and eroding public confidence in our industry,” new CEO K.C. Crosthwaite stated. “Against that backdrop, we must strive to work with regulators, policymakers and other stakeholders, and earn the trust the societies in which we operate. That includes inviting an open dialogue, listening to others and being responsive to their concerns.”

Oprah Roasts Fan’s Cracked Phone Before Gifting Him A New One

Oprah Winfrey is undoubtedly for the people but that doesn’t mean she won’t roast you if she can. The 65-year-old media mogul and philanthropist made way to Atlanta’s Morehouse College where she was going to be honored by the Oprah Winfrey Scholars — those who were previously awarded a scholarship fund since it’s launch in 1989. Not only that, but she made the surprise announcement that she’d be donating an additional $13M to the school which brings her donation total to $25M.

She caught up with two freshmen students Zachariah Smith and Olufemi Yessoufou. According to ET, the two ran alongside Oprah’s car and caught up with her to squeeze in a convo and a selfie. Oprah, clearly in a playful mood, ended up poking fun at Olufemi Yessoufou. “Hey Oprah,” he says in the video before Oprah responds, “Hey, that’s me.” After spotting a crack in his phone, she joked, “That’s me in your cracked phone.”

“She showed us that she’s one us,” he explained to BuzzFeed. “That’s a joke me or one my brothers would have made to each other.”

Oprah didn’t just crack on him, she later gifted him a new phone. Yessoufou explained that someone from Oprah’s team ended up reaching out to him DM telling him that she wanted to get him a new phone because the crack.

Quentin Tarantino Refused To Edit "Once Upon A Time In Hollywood" For China: Report

Quentin Tarantino might be regarded as one the greatest, and most controversial, directors modern times but his vision has proven to be successful time and time again. From his early days with Pulp Fiction to Inglorious Bastards and more, his unfiltered vision on-screen has proven to make for box fice success. Unfortunately, it appears that China might not be able to check out the film any time soon.

According to Variety, Tarantino has rejected China’s request to edit Once Upon A Time In Hollywood. The film was scheduled to hit theatres in China on October 25th but that decision has been put on hold indefinitely. The interesting part is that Chinese authorities never specified what Tarantino needed to edit but the release date was initially held up after a complaint from Shannon Lee, Bruce Lee’s daughter. Shannon Lee filed a complaint to China’s National Film Association about the depiction her father. “He comes across as an arrogant asshole who was full hot air,” she told The Wrap. “And not someone who had to fight triple as hard as any those people did to accomplish what was naturally given to so many others.

Tarantino previously responded to that statement, claiming, “Bruce Lee was kind an arrogant guy. The way he was talking, I didn’t just make a lot that up.”

G Herbo Fan Gets Expeditiously Removed From The Rapper’s Stage By Security

Sometimes a song goes f so hard at a concert that one can feel propelled to rise above the sweaty mosh and join an artist on stage. This brief moment feeling like you jumped into the artist’s shoes and are now in control a whole room’s energy is most ten interrupted by an overzealous security guard. While the responses to stage-crashing fans can be excessively aggressive, there’s obvious reason for the situation to be taken seriously. It poses a security threat to the artist and… who are you to jump on stage? 

G Herbo was faced with one these audacious spectators at his recent show for Tennessee State University’s Homecoming. The Chicago rapper was about to start rapping one his songs when a shirtless man ran on stage. Once the man notices massive security guards coming his way, he starts running to jump f the stage, but not before security gets to him. One the displeased bodybuilders gives him a push that sends him flying and prompts the crowd to gasp. While it appeared to be a rather brutal fall, the shirtless menace is seen at the end the video smiling as he’s dragged f by another security guard. 

Lil Uzi Vert also recently had a fan run on stage during his performance at Rolling Loud NY, but in that case, Uzi defended the fan against a swarm security

Rosario Dawson & Her Family Sued By Transgender Ex-Employee For Assault: Report

She may be making headlines over her romance with presidential hopeful Cory Booker, but attention has also been drawn to Rosario Dawson over a lawsuit filed against her. A report by TMZ states that a former employee Rosario’s has made a slew accusations against the actress, including allegations that she and her family assaulted him for being transgender.

The outlet states that prior to transitioning, Dedrek Finley’s name was Deidre. He reportedly has known Rosario and her family for decades and moved from New York City to Los Angeles after the actress’s mother asked him to. Dedrek states that when he shared with Rosario’s family that he was transgender, the family wasn’t pleased. They refused to use his new name or pronouns, and Rosario would tell him, “You’re a grown woman.”

Rosario Dawson & Her Family Sued By Transgender Ex-Employee For Assault: Report
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This both angered and fended Dedrek, but he continued to work for Rosario. The deal was that he could live at the actress’s house in North Hollywood rent-free if he worked on home renovations. However, he states his hours were cut and he was unexpectedly told he needed to leave. Then, in April 2018, Rosario’s mother allegedly came knocking at the door, but when Dedrek stated he didn’t want to speak with her, she became violent, damaged the property, said she would kill his cat, punched him, and yelled that he wasn’t “so much a man now.” Rosario was at the scene and, according to Dedrek, the actress pinned him down so her mother could continue the alleged assault.

The police later responded to the location following the alleged argument and Dedrek was taken to emergency care. He received a restraining order against Rosario’s mother and has filed a lawsuit against her, the actress, Rosario’s stepfather, and an uncle. They’re accused “assault, battery, trespass, discrimination, and] civil rights and labor violations.” This won’t bode well on the Democratic campaign trail.

Cloudflare Responds to RIAA Accusations ⁠— "Not In the Business of Hiding Companies"

Cloudflare objects to being categorized as a helper of pirates in the latest “Notorious Markets” complaint.

Copyright holder groups send the complaint to the U.S. Trade Representative every year. It calls out apps, piracy sites, and services that facilitate piracy across the globe. While Cloudflare isn’t on the list as a piracy provider, it is frequently mentioned.

Cloudflare is a content delivery network, which means it helps keep websites online under high traffic situations. It’s an extra layer of security for many sites against malicious attacks like DDoS attacks designed to take websites offline. But the MPA and don’t see it that way.

In their complaint, the two organizations write that Cloudflare helps pirates “hide” their hosting locations. The Digital Citizens Alliances says the company facilitates pirates delivering malware.

Cloudflare General Counsel Doug Kramer disputes these claims in a letter to the U.S. Trade Representative. Cloudflare says the report is of how the company operates.

“My colleagues and I were frustrated to find continued misrepresentations of our business and efforts to malign our services.

We again feel called on to clarify that Cloudflare does not host the referenced websites, cannot block websites, and is not in the business of hiding companies that host illegal content – all facts well known to the industry groups based on our ongoing work with them.”

On the claims that Cloudflare helps pirates distribute malware ⁠— Kramer writes:

“Our system uses the collective intelligence from all the properties on our network to support and immediately update our web application firewall, which can block malware at the edge and prevent it from reaching a site’s origin server. This protects the many content creators who use our services for their websites as well as the users of their websites, from malware.”

Cloudflare argues that complaints from the DCA about malware are out of date.

The company admits it can’t stop all bad actors online, but continues to work with organizations as necessary.

Cloudflare says the complaint to the Notorious Markets list seems intended to pressure the service and shutting them down themselves.

“That is something that we are not obligated to do,” Kramer says.

Review: Q Acoustic Concept 20 Bookshelf Speakers

A wallet-friendly pair of bookshelf speakers with great sound.

I was recently sent a pair of speakers from Q Acoustic. Previously, I’d tested and reviewed Q Acoustics’ 3020 and 2020 speakers and thought they were great for their respective price points. Initially, I was intrigued by these speakers because of their design. They have the option to include stands for these bookshelf speakers, so I thought it gave them a really nice look, especially in the white version.

Design

Review: Q Acoustic Concept 20 Bookshelf Speakers

Getting them unboxed, the quality of these speakers for the cost was immediately noticeable. These can be purchased for $400, and for that price, I cannot think of a speaker I would more strongly recommend. I’m using them with the Q Acoustic stands, which brings the price up to $650, but I still think they are an incredible value at that price.

I personally find the stands to be stylish (my wife doesn’t agree, so they won’t please everyone).

Once I got them set up and running, I was really impressed by their sound! Compared to the 2020s, these had a much fuller sound. It was sort of like a mix between the smoothness of the 3020s, with a more dramatic punchiness than the 2020s. They have lots of clarity thanks to the evenness of the highs, mids and low-end tones.

Comparison to tower speakers (3020)

Review: Q Acoustic Concept 20 Bookshelf Speakers

The 3020s are great, but I think at this point, I would recommend them for much larger rooms than I can currently afford to live in. This could also be a byproduct of the listening conditions I personally prefer over what is more universally considered ‘good’, but I prefer the sound of the punchy bookshelf speakers over that of the sometimes overly warm and smooth tower speakers.

I’d have to bring the towers up to a louder volume than is really acceptable in an apartment building in order to get the same fullness and punchiness of sound I get from the bookshelves at moderate volumes.

Performance

Music sounds great through these speakers. The one thing that was lost between these and the larger tower speakers is some of the finer details in the treble. The power of the mids and lows somewhat overwhelmed them, but this is a pretty standard tradeoff. Because there is less room to create the bass, you get a more forceful sound out of them, which is that ‘punchiness’ I referred to earlier.

Review: Q Acoustic Concept 20 Bookshelf Speakers

Film and TV were also handled really well by these speakers. One of the problems I have with the tower speakers is that the smoothness of the midrange also makes voices a little less distinctive and pronounced. I think that people with large spaces and no shared walls may enjoy the larger tower speakers, but I found that the volume control between dialogue sections and more special effects-driven sections to be all over the place.

The consistent sound levels may have something to do with the more compact soundstage that the bookshelf speakers provide. But part of the solution may also come from the ‘Gelcore’ technology that allows for more evenness of volume without causing vibration noises. This allows for a pretty even volume, and I didn’t find myself constantly holding the remote to increase or decrease the volume of whatever I was watching.

Construction

Gelcore

Gelcore is a new technology that Q Acoustic invented and deploy in the Concept 20s. It separates the inner and outer walls of the speaker with a glue-like compound which remains viscous. The gel helps isolate the vibration into the inner cabinet of the speaker. This allows for fewer vibrations to be transferred into the room, enhancing the clarity of the sound.

An additional layer on the Concept 20 speaker stands is also used to enhance the experience for those who choose to purchase them. This new technology is absolutely effective and there is a clear and audible difference (your neighbors will also appreciate it if you have shared walls). Luckily, this will be utilized in future Q acoustic models as well; it’s the most important new addition to these speakers as compared to the previous models tested.

Overall

I think these speakers are a great purchase! These can be had for under $300 from various online stores. Anyone in the market for a pair of great-sounding bookshelf speakers will be extremely pleased with the Q Acoustic Concept 20s.