Nike VaporMax 2019 Releasing In Black And Volt: Official Images

With the Nike VaporMax 2019, the Beaverton brand is straying away from the flyknit upper and instead it’s using the material that can be found on the Nike React Element 87. The shoe has an updated silhouette that has proven to be quite fashionable on foot and so far sneakerheads have been into the change. New colorways this model have been shown f and released over the last few weeks and with the Summer months on the way, Nike is showcasing even more new versions.

This latest colorway is coming in a sleek and clean black, grey and volt. The volt part the shoe can be found on the Nike swoosh, while the air bubbles and highlights on the sides are pitch black. The rest the upper is dressed in some charcoal grey which adds a nice muted contrast to the rest the sneaker.

These will cost you $190 USD and will be released sometime in the next few weeks, according to Sneaker News.

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Nike VaporMax 2019 Releasing In Black And Volt: Official s

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Nike VaporMax 2019 Releasing In Black And Volt: Official s

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Nike VaporMax 2019 Releasing In Black And Volt: Official s

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Justin Bieber Says Album’s Coming In A Year Despite Coachella Announcement

Justin Bieber surprised fans when he jumped on stage with Ariana Grande during her last Coachella set last weekend. His performance “Sorry” ended with a special note detailing how he’s sitting on new music. “I wore this fly outfit not knowing that I was going to be on stage,” Justin told the crowd. “This is my first time on stage in like two years. So I had to get my swag back on. Thank you so much and by the way, album coming soon.”  

Justin Bieber Says Album's Coming In A Year Despite Coachella Announcement
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While many fans have been feeling all kinds excitement since the announcement, it seems as though there’s been a clarification on the news since the Biebs actually needs at least a year until we get something new. TMZ reports that Justin jumped the gun and got caught up in the moment at the end his Sunday night set. The “What Do You Mean” singer does have a few tracks secured but nothing quite ready to share with the world just yet. 

Last month Justin announced a hiatus from music to deal with some “deep-rooted” issues. “I realized and as you guys probably saw I was unhappy last tour and I don’t deserve that and you don’t deserve that, you pay money to come and have a lively energetic fun light concert and I was unable emotionally to give you that near the end the tour,” he explained.

“Music is very important to me but Nothing comes before my family and my health. I will come with a kick ass album ASAP,” he added.

YNW Melly Facing Death Penalty in Double Murder Case

YNW Melly is facing the death penalty in his double murder case.

The 19-year-old Florida rapper was arrested and charged with two counts of first-degree murder on Feb. 13 stemming from the October 2018 shooting of his friends, Anthony Williams (YNW Sakchaser) and Christopher Thomas Jr. (YNW Juvy), near Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Cortlen Henry (YNW Bortlen) was also arrested in connection with the killings.

Cops say Melly, whose real name is Jamell Demons, and Henry shot the men and staged the crime to make it seem like their friends were killed during a drive-by shooting.

Now the State of Florida intends to seek the death penalty against Melly. According to legal documents, obtained by TMZ, the State believes it can prove beyond a reasonable doubt that Melly killed his friends for financial gain, the murder was especially heinous, atrocious, or cruel, and he committed homicide in a cold, calculated, and premeditated manner. The State also believes Melly is a criminal gang member.

Williams and Thomas Jr. were shot in the head, torso, and back. Police say Melly and Henry shot up their own car to make it look like a drive-by before taking the victims to the ER, where they were pronounced dead.

The “Murder on My Mind” hitmaker will remain in Broward County jail until a trial date has been set. Earlier this month, it was reported that Melly hired Boosie Badazz’ former lawyer, Jason Roger Williams, to represent him in the double murder trial.

Wiz Khalifa Announces ‘Decent Exposure Tour’

Fresh off blazing the stage at Coachella, Wiz Khalifa is taking his show on the road this summer.

The Taylor Gang rapper has announced dates for “The Decent Exposure Tour,” which will kick off July 29 in Atlanta with special guests French Montana, Playboi Carti, Moneybagg Yo, Chevy Woods, and DJ Drama. Produced by Live Nation, the 29-city trek will hit outdoor amphitheaters in Toronto, Chicago, Dallas, and more, before wrapping Aug. 15 in Boise, Idaho.

Tickets go on sale to the general public starting Friday, April 26 at 10 a.m. local time. Citi cardmembers will have access to a pre-sale beginning Tuesday, April 23 at 10 a.m. local time.

Wiz continues his prolific output. In addition to performing at both weekends of Coachella, he released his surprise project, Fly Times, Vol. 1: The Good Fly Young, last week as well as his Apple Music docuseries “Behind the Cam.”

Last summer, he teamed up with Rae Sremmurd on the “Dazed & Blazed Summer Amphitheater Tour” with supporting acts Lil Skies and O.T. Genasis.

The Decent Exposure Tour Dates

July 9 – Atlanta, GA – Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood
July 10 – Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion
July 12 – Holmdel, NJ – PNC Banks Art Center
July 13 – Hartford, CT – XFINITY Theatre*
July 14 – Boston, MA – Xfinity Center
July 16 – Wantagh, NY – Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater.
July 18 – Camden, NJ – BB&T Pavilion
July 19 – Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live
July 20 – Pittsburgh, PA – KeyBank Pavilion
July 21- Darien Center, NY – Darien Lake Amphitheater
July 23 – Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage
July 25 – Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Center
July 26 – Indianapolis, IN – Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
July 27 – Chicago, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre*
July 28 – Columbus, OH – Express Live!*+^
July 30 – Cleveland, OH – Blossom Music Center
July 31 – Detroit, MI – DTE Energy Music Center
Aug. 1 – St. Louis, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Aug. 2 – Camdenton, MO – Ozarks Amphitheater+^
Aug. 3 – Dallas, TX – Dos Equis Pavilion
Aug. 4 – San Antonio, TX – Majestic Theatre*+^
Aug. 6 – Denver, CO – Fillmore Auditorium*+^
Aug. 7 – Salt Lake City, UT – USANA Amphitheatre
Aug. 9 – Irvine, CA – FivePoint Amphitheatre+
Aug. 10 – San Diego, CA – North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre
Aug. 11 – Concord, CA – Concord Pavilion*
Aug. 13 – Auburn, WA – White River Amphitheatre
Aug. 14 – Ridgefield, WA – Sunlight Supply Amphitheater
Aug. 15 – Boise, ID – Ford Idaho Center Amphitheater*.^

* Playboi Carti not on this date
+ French Montana not on this date
. Moneybagg not on this date
^ not a Live Nation date

T.I. Bails Out Nonviolent Offenders for Easter

T.I. celebrated Easter by granting freedom to some nonviolent offenders.

According to D.C.’s Fox 5, the rapper partnered with a Georgia church, as well as Scrapp Deleon of VH1’s “Love and Hip Hop,” to raise $120,000 to bail out 23 nonviolent, predominantly first-time offenders.

The New Birth Missionary Baptist Church in Lithonia initially set out to raise $40,000, but by the end of Lent, they had reached $120,000, allowing seven women and 16 men to be brought home in time for Easter Sunday.

As part of the “Bail Out” program, each individual will also be connected with a mentor for weekly check-in meetings. A portion of the donations will also go towards college savings for the children of the recipients, including Tyron Pollard.

“For people to just reach out, willing to help out of the blue, them not knowing you from nobody…that’s a blessing,” said Pollard. “I was doing drugs before I got locked up … but I don’t want to do nothing but do right and strive to be a model citizen for my kids.”

Dr. Jamal Bryant, senior pastor at New Birth, applauded the efforts of the “Bail Out” program. “It’s almost like finally meeting the good Samaritan – somebody who you don’t know that you didn’t see coming,” said Bryant. “They’re appreciative to be able to press the refresh button.”

T.I. has become an activist in his community. He recently spoke out against Fox News host Laura Ingraham following her disrespectful comments in the wake of Nipsey Hussle’s death. Earlier this year, he called for a boycott of Gucci over its wool jumper, which sparked controversy for its depiction of blackface.

"Avengers: Endgame" Reactions Are Overwhelmingly Positive From World Premiere

After footage from the upcoming Avengers flick appeared online, fans the franchise started to turn f their phones in hopes that the spoilers completely disappear. The directors the film issued a statement, urging everybody to keep quiet about Endgame until everybody has gotten a chance to watch it, reducing the unfortunate reality plot points being ruined before we even step into the theatre. With the hype surrounding this movie, it will be difficult to avoid any spoilers but so far, Marvel and the actors have been tight-lipped. The Los Angeles premiere took place last night and the first batches people have finally seen the 3-hour long extravaganza, praising it and speaking very highly everybody involved. 

Fans, journalists and critics were in attendance as the Endgame finally played out on screen after Thanos destroyed much the universe. As reported by Variety, many the folks in the crowded theatre walked out with smiles on their faces, saying that the film is as “epic” as they would have expected. With the end in sight, we could definitely expect some emotional elements, with many noting that a few people in the audience were sobbing at parts. Rotten Tomatoes editor-in-chief Joel Meares kept things simple, telling fans that they will go “APESHIT” when they see it. Others have referred to the MCU culmination as the “best possible version Avengers: Endgame and somehow the film still surpassed all expectations.”

Even if you look deep, you’re likely to find almost exclusively positive reviews. The film will ficially premiere later this week. Are you excited?

Top Ranked College Hoops Prospect Cole Anthony Commits To UNC

Cole Anthony, one the top ranked college basketball prospects in the country, announced his commitment to the University North Carolina Tar Heels on Tuesday. Anthony, the No. 2-ranked prospect in the 2019 class and the top unsigned senior, revealed his decision on ESPN’s “Get Up!”

“We ended up going with North Carolina,” Anthony said on ESPN’s Get Up! “We really pushed this decision back a lot. We really just kept looking at all our schools, and I just always ended up winding up going back to Carolina. It felt like a family to me. I love coach Roy] Williams, coach Hubert] Davis. If it was up to me, I’d be on campus tomorrow.”

Anthony, the son former NBA point guard Greg Anthony, had also been considering the Georgetown Hoyas, Notre Dame Fighting Irish and Oregon Ducks.

The 6’3 point guard from New York City attended the famed Oak Hill Academy in Virginia, where he averaged a triple-double. According to ESPN, he also won a gold medal for USA Basketball at the 2018 FIBA Americas U18 Championship last summer and was named to the All-Tournament team.

“He’s maybe the most complete guard I ever recruited at this stage his career, and I think he can get better.” Tar Heels coach Roy Williams said in a phone interview, according to the New York Post. “That’s the fun part.”

In addition to Cole Anthony, the Tar Heels have also locked up five-star center Armando Bacot (No. 17 in the ESPN 100), and they’re still in the mix for five-star forward Precious Achiuwa, ranked 16th in the ESPN 100.

Halle Berry Shares Lusty Bath Photo

Halle Berry decided to come through with the ultimate thirst-trap her Instagram account. The Academy Award recipient fered fans a glimpse into her #SundaySelfCare routine by sharing a photo herself in a bathtub. Herein, the 52-year old actress looks right at us with a playful grin as she evidently enjoys relaxing in her foamy-bubble bath. She even holds onto a few bubbles as though we’re not the ones currently melting. The picture is tied to the following caption: “It’s been a really long day, but still making time for #SelfCareSunday with my bubble bath.” What does your #SelfCareSunday routine look like and most importantly, does it look as good as Halle Berry’s?

Last week, the actress gifted us with another thirst trap through her Snapchat account. In the latter, the “Monster’s Ball” star laid bare and comfortable with a jean jacket and nothing underneath. Leave it up to Halle to have everyone’s curiosity piquing like so. This is the second thirst trap in the span a week, hence fans may want to stay glued to her socials for more. Who knows? Maybe she’s on a streak these days. Either way, we are not ones to complain. 

Bill Cosby Sues Former Lawyers For $9 Million Dollar Invoice

Former actor and stand-up comedian Bill Cosby filed a motion against his former defense team. While currently incarcerated for claims sexual assaults against several women, The Cosby Show star is now suing the lawyers who defended his case for allegedly cheating him out millions. According to The Blast, the motion was filed last Friday afternoon and served to the lawyers Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan. The firm was involved in 10 different cases set forth against the entertainer, including the one filed by accuser Janice Dickinson, before backing out  the Cosby affair altogether. Since then, the lawyers involved fought for unpaid fees arbitration and were awarded $2.4 million dollars as a result. 

Bill Cosby Sues Former Lawyers For $9 Million Dollar Invoice

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This time, Cosby returns for the lawyers’ neck by claiming to have been cheated out an amount nearing $9 million dollars over the span 9 months. The actual breakdown cites a total 11,205 hours billed through 9-months and leading to a final amount $8,550,645.50 dollars. The latter was distributed amongst the 28 attorneys from five different cities who were called to work on the case. Though Cosby places some the blame on his deteriorating eyesight, he was able to clearly see through the alleged deception. Precisely, Cosby filed a petition to vacate the arbitration award previously given to his former defense team. 

Electronic Frontier Foundation Files Amicus Curiae In Favor of FLVTO.Biz

The Electronic Frontier Foundation has joined the fight against the music industry.

The major labels currently have a major problem on their hands.

Following the RIAA’s failure to successfully sue notorious Russian stream-ripper FLVTO.biz and its owner, Tofig Kurbanov, the labels must now find a way to convince an appeals court to revive the case in the U.S.

The case first started in August 2018, when the Big 3 – Warner, Sony, and Universal Music – filed their initial lawsuit against Kurbanov.  The RIAA spearheaded the lawsuit on behalf of the clients.

Industry observers had expected the industry to coast through the lawsuit, setting up a strong legal precedent.  Stream-rippers would no longer successfully operate in the U.S., and, eventually, in any part of the known world.

Unfortunately for the RIAA, that didn’t happen.

In , FLVTO.biz and Kurbanov defeated the RIAA in court.

Eastern District Court of Virginia Judge Claude M. Hilton had ruled that the major music organization simply lacked personal jurisdiction against the Russian stream-ripper’s owner.

Judge Hilton’s decision also barred the case from being heard not only in Virginia, but in any other U.S. jurisdiction.  In addition, Hilton ruled that stream-rippers aren’t generally interactive.  Thus, the RIAA can’t label FLVTO’s user interaction as “commercial.”

That didn’t make the RIAA, nor other sectors of the music industry, too happy.

So, two months ago, the Big 3 labels – led once again by the RIAA – filed a notice of appeal through its contracted legal team, Jenner & Block.

This time, to successfully take on Kurbanov, the RIAA has now assigned at least four Jenner attorneys to the case – Ian Heath Gershengorn, Ishan K. Bhabha, Alison I. Stein, and Jonathan A. Langlinais.  And, that’s on top of the organization’s own staff and attorneys leading the appeals action.

Outright slamming Judge Hilton’s decision, the RIAA claims Hilton merely gave a “carte blanche” to internet pirates.  The judge was also accused of granting infringers immunity from “the reach of U.S. courts,” even though pirates violate U.S. law.

The RIAA had filed its appeal at the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.

Now, as the appeals case heats up, Kurbanov and FLVTO.biz have received support from an unexpected ally.

The EFF calls out the RIAA for bullying foreign site operators.

Late last week, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) filed an amicus curiae brief on behalf of the stream-ripper.

According to the digital rights organization, stream-rippers remain a neutral technology.  They have numerous “legal uses.”

Like a web browser, photocopy machine, or video recorder, the converters at issue in this case are neutral technologies, equally capable of lawful and infringing uses.

Lawful uses include saving a copy of a family member’s home video as well as downloading TV show clips to provide critical commentary.

The EFF further accused the RIAA of employing heavy-handed tactics that abuse the legal system. Like bullies, major labels – and the RIAA – file lawsuits against foreign site operators who can’t legally defend themselves.

Their practice is to file suit against foreign-owned websites, with default the most likely outcome.  Then, as part of a default judgment, they request broad injunctions that purport to bind a host of intermediary companies, enlisting them to disable or block the website.

Calling this move legally problematic, the digital rights organization says these filings often go challenged.

Through this process, difficult questions about the scope of such injunctions go unanswered.”

Defending the initial decision, the EFF stated Judge Hilton’s ruling serves as a “safeguard” against the RIAA’s future legal tactics.

As the district court correctly held, neither the sale of advertising space that is customized by a third party based on the viewer’s location, nor the presence of ordinary “Terms of Use” on a website, show purposeful engagement with a forum state.

In addition, stream-rippers remain merely “semi-interactive,” and don’t engage in infringement.  In fact, Judge Hilton correctly ruled no evidence exists showing users exchange multiple files between sites.

Users don’t need to create an account, sign in, or even register in order to use the websites.

The EFF remains the only organization to support FLVTO and Kurbanov.  The RIAA has rallied support through amicus briefs from the MPAA, The Association of American Publishers, and the Copyright Alliance.

You can view the EFF’s amicus brief below.

 


Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 "Black Reflective" Sample Revealed: Details

There has been a lot talk about the Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 “Black” colorway which is rumored to be released on June 22nd. Sneakerheads have been asking for a triple-black version the 350 V2 for a while now, so the community is understandably excited by this brand new model. In many ways, this new colorway is like the “Static” model thanks to the primeknit pattern and the translucent stripe on the side. For those who remember, the “Static” model also had a “Static Reflective” version which was much more limited. Depending on the lighting, this model would light up on the laces and the upper thanks to 3M elements.

Well, images a sample that come courtesy @hanzuying, give us an interesting look at a “Reflective” version the new “Black” colorway. Aside from the images which show similar aesthetics to the “Static Reflective” model, there is no release date or price associated with the shoe. There is no real information as to whether or not this is even a real shoe that will be released, although sneakerheads can only hope. 

Stay tuned for more information on this shoe as we will make sure to report it when it becomes available.

Netflix Debuts Spike Lee’s Sci-Fi Adventure Trailer For "See You Yesterday"

Anything with Spike Lee’s name attached to it is bound to build anticipation so Netflix’s latest trailer for See You Yesterday produced by Spike and directed by Stefon Bristol has us ready. The movie follows a young girl named C.J. and her best friend Sebastian who are working on a time machine. When C.J.’s brother gets shot by a police run-in their project gets serious as they try to turn back time on the awful events that conspired. 

See You Yesterday is] a sci-fi adventure grounded in familial love, cultural divides and the universal urge to change the wrongs the past,” the ficial description reads. 

“Escapism is great, but too much escapism only leaves our people stagnant. There’s no more growth. What I hope to do is figure out how to take a strong message and somehow make it digestible for everybody, not just for a black audience but everybody,” Stefon told Entertainment Weekly. “This is still a conflict that’s happening. Right now, understandably so, the lens police brutality is going down a little bit in the media because we have so many other problems that we have to deal with. I still have something to say about it. It’s still here.” 

Peep the ficial trialer below and catch it on Netflix as  May 17th. 

BTS Hits No. 1; Beyonce & Anderson .Paak Debut In Top 10 On Billbord 200

This week on the charts, K-Pop supergroup BTS has earned their third No. 1 album within less than one year. With Map  the Soul: Persona, BTS pushes 230,000 equivalent album units in their first week United States sales, with 196,000 accounting for pure album sales. 

It becomes the third album that BTS places at the top in just under 11 months with their Love Yourself: Tear and Love Yourself: Answer both topping the chart last June and September, respectively. The last artist to chart three No. 1s in a shorter amount  time was Future who did so in six months with DS2, What A Time To Be Alive and EVOL. BTS also makes history as the only group to grab three No. 1 albums in less than 11 months since The Beatles did so in 1995-96 with their Anthology trio albums.

Following behind BTS is singer Billie Eilish with 98,000 equivalent album sales for When We Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? Khalid slips from No. 1 to No. 3 with Free Spirit earning 82,000 units in its second week.

At No. 4, Anderson .Paak made his first top 10 entry on the chart with Ventura raking in 55,000 units in its first week. Prior to that, the closest he’d gotten was a No. 11 peak with December’s Oxnard.

BTS Hits No. 1; Beyonce & Anderson .Paak Debut In Top 10 On Billbord 200

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At No. 5, Nipsey Hussle‘s Victory Lap still claims its place in the top 10 as fans, both new and old, continue to explore the late rapper’s catalog, logging 55,000 units. No. 6 is occupied by Ariana Grande‘s Thank U Next after the album grabbed 46,000 units. The next debut in the top 10 goes to Beyonce, whose surprise Homecoming: The Live Album earned 38,000 equivalent units with only two days tracking activity after dropping in the middle the tracking week (which runs from Friday to Thursday) on Wednesday (April 17th) without warning. The album is a supplement to Bey’s Netflix Homecoming special and becomes Beyonce’s eighth top 10 effort as a solo artist.

The remainder the short list is occupied by Juice WRLD’s Death Race For Love at No. 8 with 34,000 units, Post Malone’s beerbongs & bentleys at No. 9 with 29,000 units and is completed with A Boogie wit Da hoodie’s Hoodie SZN at with 29,000 units. 

Tomi Lahren Dragged For Attacking Michelle Obama During Pro-Trump Rant

Donald Trump is on Twitter every day going f about one topic or another. There really is no need for people to try to interpret his words or defend him, because he enjoys sharing lengthy rants that lays everything out in the open. Still, Tomi Lahren has made it her life duty to comes to Trump’s defense at any moment. Former First Lady Michelle Obama was on a London stop her Becoming book tour, and The Independent claims that she compared Trump’s White House to living with a divorced father. Tomi didn’t like that at all. 

“We come from a broken family,” Obama said. “We are a teenager where, you know, we’re a little unsettled, you know, and having good parents, you know, is tough. Sometimes you spend weekends with divorced dad and that feels like it’s fun but then you get sick. That’s what America is going through. We’re kind living with divorced dad, right?” Fox & Friends co-host Brian Kilmeade showed a clip Mrs. Obama’s comments before passing things f to Lahren. 

“Well, I think Michelle Obama is becoming incredibly tasteless, and to use that kind language to attack the president, I’m not very shocked or surprised by it,” began Lahren. “I will say this: Can you imagine if a conservative would compare anyone to a] single mom in a derogatory fashion? There would be outrage, there would be backlash, it would be all over social media. But because Michelle Obama is Michelle Obama, she’s a Democrat and she has the last name Obama, she can get away with it.” The internet was quick to defy Lahren, who seemingly forgot that Trump is a divorced dad. He has been divorced twice, and married his mistress who is now our First Lady. Twitter made sure to remind Lahren this fact.

 

 

 

 

 

 

YG Announces New Album ‘4REAL 4REAL’

Ahead of the release of his new album next month, YG has announced the title.

During an interview with Billboard, the Compton rapper revealed that his fourth full-length album, 4REAL 4REAL, will arrive May 3.

He had planned a surprise release ahead of his Coachella set on April 12, just eight months after dropping his album Stay Dangerous. “From my first album to my second album, and from my second album to my third album, it took me two years to put out each project,” he said. “That wasn’t my choice. Life was changing: I got shot, I had a daughter. It was crazy–it took a little longer.”

But on March 31, his close friend and collaborator Nipsey Hussle was gunned down outside his Marathon Clothing store. In light of Nipsey’s passing, he decided to delay the project. “I was dropping a Surprise album April 12th,” tweeted YG. “But man Now that we gotta deal with Big bro goin to heaven I will not drop the album this month.”

According to Billboard, 4REAL 4REAL is “perhaps his most confident storytelling to date.” Instead of freestyling like he usually does, he decided to switch up his recording process and wrote some of the tracks, including the opener “The Face,” on his laptop.

During his Coachella set last weekend, YG announced the album’s May 3 release date and debuted a new song called “Stop Snitchin,” inspired by 6ix9ine, who copped a plea deal in his federal racketeering case.

He also brought out special guests including Big Sean, 2 Chainz, and Tyga, and dedicated his set to Nipsey. “We just lost one of our greats, we just lost one of our homies, our big brothers, a motherfu**in’ legend, black motherfu**in’ Jesus,” said YG, who served as a pallbearer at Hussle’s memorial. “So I’ma dedicate this whole motherfu**in’ show to my ni**a Nipsey Hussle.”