Drake’s Personal Private Jet Seemingly Gets Virgil Abloh Makeover

Drake probably isn’t flying anywhere anytime soon (we hope) but that doesn’t mean he can’t prepare for when the lockdown is over. Many rappers and celebrities have flaunted flying private. Drake, on the other hand, flexes a little bit differently than most. The rapper debuted his personal jet last summer as he celebrated the Raptors win, among other things. 

Drake's Personal Private Jet Seemingly Gets Virgil Abloh Makeover
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Taking to Instagram, Virgil Abloh appeared to confirm that he’ll be the one redesigning Drake’s private jet. Virgil Abloh hit the ‘Gram where he shared a sneak peek at some redesigning he’s doing to Drake’s plane in an unknown location. “the tail number is a problem and the FBO is a whole other story,” he wrote. From the look it, Drake’s trying to camouflage in the sky with style as Virgil Abloh added some Nothing Was The Same-type aesthetic to it.

Drake and Virgil Abloh have maintained a steady relationship throughout the years. In recent times, the rapper recently debuted a customized Patek watch that he rapped about on “Life Is Good.” Sharing a clear image to his Instagram, Drizzy made fun all the hypebeasts in the world by captioning the image, “New designer you guys probably have no idea what’s going on in the scene super underground all good I will put you on to Veerjil Ablow.”

Floyd Mayweather Schools Antonio Brown On Not Paying Taxes

Floyd Mayweather is one the most legendary boxers all time and has made millions dollars throughout his career. In fact, Mayweather’s fights can make him upwards hundreds millions dollars simply because his name draws a massive crowd. When you make a lot money, the taxman frequently comes knocking at your door. If you don’t pay these taxes, the IRS could come after you which would end up being a pretty scary sight.

Mayweather was recently on Instagram live with Antonio Brown and in the middle their conversation, Mayweather lamented about the concept taxes and how we have no clue where our hard-earned money goes. In fact, Mayweather claims there is no law that says we need to pay taxes. Brown seemed to agree with this notion although if they went to google, they would understand that there are harsh penalties for not paying taxes, including jail time.

When you’re as rich as Brown or Mayweather, paying your taxes shouldn’t be that big an issue although, for them, it seems like a really big hassle. As for us common folk, we will have to continue paying our taxes without raising a single finger to the powers that be.

As they say, such is life.

Tom Hanks & Rita Wilson Return To U.S. After 2-Week Quarantine In Australia

Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson are ficially free from their 2-week quarantine in Australia, as the Hollywood couple were spotted cruising around L.A. on Friday. A few weeks ago, Tom announced social media that he and his wife had both tested positive for coronavirus while they were visiting the land down under to film Tom’s movie. The actor couple have been providing regular updates on their condition, always maintaining a positive attitude despite the unfortunate circumstances. Thankfully, it looks like the two them have been released from quarantine and have headed back home, as they were spotted driving around L.A. on Friday. Tom and Rita were all smiles as they drove home from Van Nuys Airport, no doubt thrilled that they’re no longer isolated in a foreign country a million miles from home during a global pandemic.

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Despite conflicting reports as to whether or not recovered patients  COVID-19 are immune to the virus, we expect the couple will still be practicing social distancing regardless by self-isolating at their home in L.A. In each his updates, Tom has been emphasizing the importance “flattening the curve” by staying indoors and avoiding others. We’re glad to see these two are back on their home turf and feeling better!

Nike SB Dunk Low "Blue’s Clues" Officially Unveiled: Photos

For many people who grew up in the late 90s and early 2000s, Blue’s Clues was a childhood staple. Who could forget the dog Blue with his bright blue coloring and navy blue spots? He was an adorable figure who is embedded in the hearts and minds Millenials and Zoomers everywhere. Now, Nike is paying homage to the dog with an unficial colorway that is unmistakeably inspired by the TV show.

When we first reported on the leak the shoe, it went by the name “Blue’s Clues” although now it is getting the “Blue Fury” name, probably to avoid any legal issues. The ficial images have finally surfaced and as you can see, the upper features a bright blue color scheme while the Nike swoosh is navy blue. Overall, these colors come together to create a dope model that will surely be loved by sneakerheads around the world.

If you’re interested in copping these, they will be available as April 1st for $100 USD. Let us know in the comments below what you think these and whether or not you plan on copping.

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Nike SB Dunk Low "Blue's Clues" Officially Unveiled: Photos
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Nike SB Dunk Low "Blue's Clues" Officially Unveiled: Photos
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Anthony Davis Offers Sobering Thoughts On Coronavirus Pandemic

Anthony Davis is one the best players on the Los Angeles Lakers and before the league suspended its operations due to the Coronavirus, he was having one his best seasons. Now, Davis is sitting on his couch at home, waiting for the call that the league will resume. Unfortunately, this won’t happen for quite some time. Recently, Davis was asked about the Coronavirus and his thoughts on the pandemic.

In an interview with Tania Ganguli the Los Angeles Times, Davis noted that he is pretty scared about everything that is going and that for now, he is just trying to keep himself informed. There are over 100k cases in the United States right now and people are being infected at an alarming rate. 

Anthony Davis Offers Sobering Thoughts On Coronavirus Pandemic

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Per Davis:

“I just saw yesterday the United States became number one in cases. It’s kind just getting out hand. I’m trying to stay as safe as possible, doing what our team doctors told us and just trying to have a good spirit about everything and tell the people I can reach out to, to stay safe. Obviously it’s a tragedy and devastating. There’s a sadness what’s going on with our players around the league, our players families and everyone around the world. When a lot people are going through it and able to share their stories and share the severity the situation it helps everyone out. It opens people’s eyes … a lot people aren’t too informed about it.”

Moving forward, Davis and his teammates will be looking to keep themselves and their families safe. If they practice social distancing, along with everyone else, this pandemic could end sooner rather than later.

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Kodak Black Transferred To New York Prison Amidst Coronavirus Pandemic

Lockport, N.Y. – Kodak Black has been transferred yet again, this time to the Niagara County Jail in Lockport, New York. The incarcerated rapper revealed his new mailing address on Twitter Wednesday (March 25), also suggesting that coronavirus-related causes prompted his move.

“This Where I’m At Until This Corona shit Ova Wit,” he wrote.

During a video call last Friday (March 20), Kodak detailed how the pandemic had affected his prison life.

“We had lost power like three times,” he said. “Right, corona shit got shit fucked up out there, huh. It’s sad, I just hope that when the world ends I am not in prison bro, cause all these tragedies and shit be sad bro. Like how can this shit happen like that just turn around and kill all these people, like that.”

On March 12, Kodak pleaded guilty to second-degree criminal possession of a weapon at the Niagara County Courthouse. The 22-year-old artist and three other men were detained in April 2019 by US Customs and Border Protection at the Canadian-American border, who reportedly found marijuana and guns their vehicle.

Kodak Black Transferred To New York Prison Amidst Coronavirus Pandemic

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According to Buffalo CBS-affiliate WIVB, Kodak’s sentencing for the matter has been rescheduled to Friday (March 27), although he’s not expected to appear in court. He faces two to seven years in prison for the charge, which would be served concurrently with his 44-month federal weapons sentence.

Kodak previously moved prisons after alleging that he was suffering mistreatment at the Miami Federal Detention Center. After accusing prison guards of physical and psychological abuse, Kodak was ultimately transferred to a federal penitentiary in Kentucky, where he’s remained until this latest move.

The embattled rapper has been serving out his three-year and eight-month weapons prison term since he was sentenced on November 13.

Stream Joyner Lucas’ New Album ‘ADHD’

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After much anticipation, Joyner Lucas drops his long-awaited album ADHD. The 18-track set includes the controversial “Devil’s Work” and Will Smith-inspired “Will,” which also spawned an epic music video, plus collaborations with Young Thug (“The War”), Logic (“ISIS”), and Fabolous (“Still Can’t Love”), along with Chris Brown on “Finally.”

The album has been a long time coming for the Massachusetts rapper. During an interview with Apple Music’s Beats 1, he explained the reason for the delay. “There was a lot of business stuff happening with me transitioning from getting off the label, becoming independent, stuff like that,” he told Zane Lowe.

Now that the album is here, Joyner plans to go back to dropping more music including freestyles. “What I decided in 2020, I was gonna be one of the most consistent artists,” said Lucas. “I’m not really a huge fan of going on tour because it takes away from my focus of making music and I’m spending a lot of time away from my son… I decided not to go tour and I decided just to focus on music.”

Stream ADHD below.


Amber Heard Seen Cuddling With Elon Musk In Johnny Depp’s Elevator

Amber Heard and Johnny Depp’s relationship was filled with scandals and reports he said, she said. Just a few years ago, Depp was painted as an abuser although thanks to recently released footage, it was revealed that Heard was the one allegedly doing the abuse. Now, Depp is suing Heard for defamation with requested damages $50 million. Thanks to recent footage obtained by the Daily Mail, it looks like Elon Musk will find himself thrust into the thick the drama.

It’s been well-documented that Heard allegedly began an affair with Musk just a month into her marriage with Depp back in 2015. Heard and Musk have been adamant that it started after Depp and the actress split up. However, in the footage found here, Heard can be seen snuggling up to Musk in an elevator at the building that Depp owned penthouses at. It’s pretty damning evidence that doesn’t help Heard’s case.

Amber Heard Seen Cuddling With Elon Musk In Johnny Depp's Elevator

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Due to Heard’s accusations against Depp, he has lost his role as Jack Sparrow in the Pirates the Caribbean and has been the subject scrutiny from the media. With new evidence in mind, it looks like Depp’s defamation lawsuit is starting to pick up steam.

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

Tencent Launching Global Anti-Pandemic Fund with $100M Seed Funding

Tencent launches the Global Anti-Pandemic Fund, a $100 million effort to fight coronavirus.

Tencent joins other tech giants like Netflix and Facebook who have launched their own $100 million funds. Tencent’s initial funding will help fund health supply donations during the coronavirus pandemic. That includes personal protective equipment and other products for healthcare professionals.

Tencent previously set up an anti-pandemic fund in China when the coronavirus ravaged Wuhan and Hubei. Tencent says that fund is allocating $211 million to fight COVID-19 spread inside China.

“COVID-19 is drastically impacting people around the world,” Tencent president Martin Lau said in a statement. “We are facing this challenge together, and Tencent is committed to supporting the international emergency response.”

Tencent says it recognizes the need for more PPE and medical supplies across the world. Traditional supply channels are having trouble keeping up with the demand seen in healthcare. There is a mass shortage of equipment like masks and ventilators, which could impact efforts to fight the virus.

Netflix created a similar $100 million coronavirus relief fund on March 20. The fund is intended to help members of the creative community who have lost work due to the pandemic. The Recording Academy did something similar for music professionals who have lost work because of canceled gigs.

Over 120,000 crew members have lost jobs since the coronavirus began spreading.

Production of live shows and musicals is stopped. Even the Tony Awards – slated for June – are due to the pandemic. Indie musicians are as a means to support themselves during the shutdown.

Twitch is a live streaming platform primed for tipping, which helps many artists stay afloat. SoundCloud and Twitch are even partnering to into affiliate status sooner.

We see an unprecedented amount of job loss just in America as we continue to grapple with the pandemic.

Drake and Funkmaster Flex Reignite Beef

Drake and Funkmaster Flex are it again.

While watching DJ Spade’s Instagram Live on Tuesday, Drizzy took aim at the Hot 97 DJ in the comments. “Funk flex guh weh pussy,” he wrote.

It’s unclear what prompted the diss, but it didn’t take long for Flex to respond. “Drake!!! Talking tuff!!!” he wrote. “(U ain’t tuff ni**a).”

The shots continued on Swizz Beatz and Timbaland’s Instagram Live beat battle, where Flex called Drake “soft.” When Timbaland played Tweet’s “Call Me,” Flex wrote in the comments, “This Tweet or Drake????”

The two have had a contentious relationship, which dates back to Drake and Meek Mill’s 2015 beef when Flex leaked reference tracks that Quentin Miller recorded for Drake’s album If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late. Flex has continued to question Drake’s pen game and sided with Pusha-T during their infamous beef.

Usher Parties with Ella Mai in ‘Don’t Waste My Time’ Video

Y’all know what this is.

While the world remains on lockdown, Usher takes it back to the good ol’ days before self isolation in the star-studded video for his Ella Mai collaboration “Don’t Waste My Time.”

The R&B superstar throws the ultimate house party at his Moroccan estate in the celebratory clip, directed by LeSean Harris. After checking his drip in the mirror, he heads to the kitchen where a feast of seafood and dessert awaits, prepared by none other than Snoop Dogg, who gets his Salt Bae on.

The guests start arriving including Ella Mai, Christian and Justin Combs, Evan Ross, and Eric Bellinger, while Jermaine Dupri mans the turntables. With his friends chilling poolside, Usher goes live on Instagram as synchronized swimmers show off their moves.

Comedian Jamie Kennedy tries to crash the “cookout,” but gets stopped at the door. “You’re doing too much. I’m about to revoke your honorary black card,” says Usher before inviting him inside.

The feel-good vibes continue as the gracious host hits the dance floor with his guests and his sons, one of whom is sporting a Kobe Bryant shirt.

Usher debuted the J.D.-produced track back in December. He has been in the studio working on a new album, his first since 2016’s Hard II Love, which will reportedly feature his “Yeah!” collaborators Lil Jon and Ludacris. Last month, he teased “Confessions Part III,” the third installment in his “Confessions” series.

Boosie Badazz Gets Warning From IG To Stop With Explicit Livestreams

Instagram has had enough with Boosie Badazz and his racy Instagram Livestreams. The rapper is known for his controversial Lives where ladies hop on split screens and show f their body parts, sometimes for cash, but Boosie recently shared that Instagram has had enough. Fans have been asking him for more Livestreams now that everyone is quarantined and many people are bored, but on Wednesday (March 25), the rapper said those days are a thing the past.

“Instagram told me they were gonna take my Instagram if they see any more nudity,” the rapper said. “So, I just DMed and hit ’em back in the email and asked ’em if y’all could just dance and shake that ass. You know what I’m sayin’? I’m waiting on that response. So that’s what we waitin’ on for QTP.”

It doesn’t seem as if Instagram has much a problem with a bit twerking since Tory Lanez had dozens ladies showing f their skills just yesterday. The singer-songwriter-producer was on Instagram Live for hours as he was joined by his celebrity friends and female fans who decided to shake it fast for Tory’s tens thousands viewers. Check out Boosie Badazz speaking on being disciplined by the Instagram Gods below.

Jackson Browne Tests Positive for COVID-19 Coronavirus

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Jackson Browne has tested positive for COVID-19, the disease caused by novel coronavirus.

Browne sought a test after experiencing multiple COVID-19 symptoms, including fever and coughing. Having started self-quarantining upon feeling ill, the 71-year-old responded to the positive test by continuing to stay inside his Los Angeles home, where he is currently recovering. Browne has no underlying health conditions and is not expected to require hospitalization.

Notably, Jackson Browne emphasized that a large portion of COVID-19 carriers will have mild or no symptoms, but will still be able to pass the infection on to at-risk persons. He also speculated that he contracted COVID-19 during a recent trip to New York. Yesterday, White House officials recommended that anyone who’s recently traveled to New York City self-quarantine for 14 days; close to half of the United States’ approximately 55,000 COVID-19 diagnoses have come from New York State.

Jackson Browne is perhaps the highest-profile music industry figure to test positive for COVID-19 to date, but other artists and executives have publicly revealed their diagnoses.

Spanish opera singer Placido Domingo came forward with his positive test earlier this week; the 79-year-old is said to be in “good health” and is self-quarantining with his family. And 10 days ago, Universal Music Group CEO Lucian Grainge for COVID-19 and started receiving treatment at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

Multiple actors, professional athletes, politicians, and other prominent figures have also tested positive for COVID-19.

Tom and Rita Hanks were diagnosed in Australia and are receiving treatment at a medical facility, and The Office star Idris Elba is self-quarantining at home. Kevin Durant was one of four Brooklyn Nets players to test positive for COVID-19, though he showed no symptoms.

And in Washington, D.C., Senator Rand Paul, Representative Mario Díaz-Balart, and Representative Ben McAdams have tested positive for COVID-19. The former two politicians are recovering at home (Senator Paul experienced no symptoms), while Representative McAdams is receiving hospital treatment, but is in stable condition.

 

Dr. Dre’s "The Chronic" Archived In Library Of Congress

While it goes without saying that Dr. Dre is a legend, every so ten we get a historical reminder his impact. As today, his 1992 Death Row debut The Chronic has been archived in the Library Congress, due to its qualifications as an album “worthy preservation because their cultural, historical and aesthetic importance.” In other words, “Deeez Nuuuts” is ficially a national treasure.

 Dr. Dre's "The Chronic" Archived In Library Of Congress

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The hip-hop classic is one the twenty-five annual selections chosen by the National Recording Registry. Along with The Chronic, Tina Turner’s 1984 album Private Dancer, Dusty Springfield’s 1969 album Dusty In Memphis, and Cheap Trick’s live album Budokan! have also made the cut. Insar as singles, we’re looking at Whitney Houston’s “I Will Always Love You,” The Village People’s “Y.M.C.A,” and Selena’s Ven Conmigo.

While it’s hardly littered with hip-hop, the Library Of Congress does recognize rap royalty from time to time. Last year, they brought Jay-Z’s The Blueprint into the fold; previous selections include Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five’s “The Message,” 2Pac‘s “Dear Mama,” De La Soul‘s 3 Feet High & Rising, Sugarhill Gang’s “Rapper’s Delight,” N.W.A.‘s Straight Outta Compton, and Run DMC’s Raising Hell. 

Congratulations to Dr. Dre for not one, but two preservations in the esteemed cultural library. At this rate, it’s only a matter time before 2001 makes the cut. May we look forward to a future in which more hip-hop projects find themselves honored in kind. Which project do you feel deserve to make the cut?

Chris Brown and Tyga Turn to TikTok During Quarantine

Chris Brown and Tyga are net letting lockdown get them down.

While in quarantine, the friends and frequent collaborators are turning to TikTok to pass the time. The Fan of a Fan duo reunited at Chris’ Tarzana, Calif. mansion to create some fun video content for their millions of followers. In one clip, Breezy is seen dancing to MC Hammer’s “U Can’t Touch This” on his basketball court while Tyga and YouTube star Austin McBroom look on before joining in.

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Quarantine has been making them restless as a second video proves. “Ayo, my best friend’s rich check,” says Tyga in the clip before panning the camera to Breezy, who is seen running around his basketball court and home arcade and showing off his many cars. Mustard’s “Baguettes in the Face” serves as the soundtrack.

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Both videos have racked up millions of views. Tyga has also been posting solo TikTok videos including one set to Curtis Roach’s “Bored in the House,” which has become a self-quarantine anthem. Meanwhile, Chris has been quarantined at home while his son Aeko and the baby’s mother Ammika Harris are in Germany. She hasn’t been able to return home due to the travel restrictions. “MISSING MY MINI ME,” he wrote.

Other celebrities have turned to TikTok to entertain themselves including Ciara and Russell Wilson, Jennifer Lopez, and LeBron James, who shared his “Quarantined Tik Tok Chronicles” by dancing to Wiz Khalifa’s “Something New.”

Chris and Tyga have collaborated throughout the years on several tracks including “Loyal” and “Ayo.” In 2015, they released their joint project Fan of a Fan: The Album.