50 Cent Disses G-Unit Members Lloyd Banks, Tony Yayo & Yes, Young Buck

New York, NY – 50 Cent was evidently in a reflective mood on Wednesday (July 3). He took to his favorite social media platform to share a photo of himself looking over the cityscape and managed to diss his former G-Unit members Lloyd Banks, Tony Yayo and Young Buck in the process.

“Some people are not built to make it, their habits and instincts will pull them right back to struggle,” he wrote in the caption. “you put them on, they fuck up the package.”

In the comment section, he got more specific and called out G-Unit for their perceived failures, blaming them for not being as successful as he is.

“Do you realize G-unit only did 5 shows together with out me,” he added. “In 16 years, every time you saw them together it was my show. Now that’s a big bag they fucked up.” In another comment, he reiterated they messed up “the whole package.”

G-Unit began their ascent in the music industry in the early 2000s, led by founding members 50, Banks and Yayo who were all longtime friends at the time. Following their 2003 debut album, Beg for Mercy, the group was seemingly destined for superstardom. The album sold over 4 million copies in the United States and was certified 4x-platinum by RIAA.

But prison stints and tensions in the group got the best of them, and Buck was kicked out in 2008, several years after joining the crew. Six years later, they reconciled to perform at the 2014 Summer Jam. Over the past several months, however, 50 has been relentlessly trolling Buck about his alleged relationship with a transgender woman.

Buck returned fire with two diss tracks last month — “The Story Of Foofy” and “Foofy Freestyle.” 

50’s latest post indicates there won’t be another G-Unit reunion anytime soon — if ever.

Google Doodle Celebrates Fourth Of July With Its Most Addictive Game Yet

With the fourth July coming up, you might find yourself with an ample amount time your hands. Perhaps you’ll be riding passenger on a long road trip or flight; regardless, Google Doodle has released the best way to waste your time. Its new baseball browser game, which can also be played on your phone, is remarkably addictive. 

The goal is simple: score as many successive runs as possible while playing as various holiday foods. Characters range from hamburgers to ice-cream to pizza. You simply click and your food will swing the bat. From fastballs to physics-defying zig-zag balls, each pitch can be completely different but the pitcher warns you what’s coming by the color his hat. Charles Curtis at ForTheWin was able to break down the meaning each color:

White = regular fastball down the middle

Purple = disappearing ball

Yellow = zig-zag

Green = swirling pitch

Blue = stball slow-pitch

Red = super fastball

The game’s summary reads, “Today’s interactive Doodle celebrates U.S. Independence Day with a backyard BBQ ball game—and classic American summertime snacks are stepping up to the plate for a chance to hit it out the park!” Make sure to check out the game but also remember to spend time with friends and family this Independence Day.

Donald Trump Jr. Reacts To Nike Controversy With Soviet-Style Nike Roshe Run

Nike’s “Fourth July” Air Max 1 sneaker has been a lightning rod for controversy in the lead up to Independence Day. The special edition sneakers, featuring a Colonial-era Betsy Ross flag on the heel, were originally supposed to drop on July 1, but Nike halted distribution amid concerns from the likes Colin Kaepernick.

Since that decision, Nike has received backlash from many others, such as Arizona Governor Doug Ducey, who recently ordered the Arizona Commerce Authority to withdraw funding for a Nike manufacturing center in Phoenix. Among those who have also criticized Nike for pulling the patriotic Air Max 1 from distribution, Donald Trump Jr.

The President’s son took to twitter on Wednesday afternoon with a photoshopped image a Soviet-themed Nike Roshe Run along with the following message:

“If the Betsy Ross Flag, the flag the American Revolution, is too fensive for Nike to commemorate The 4th July maybe Nike should go with this… seems to be more in line with their views.”

Nike released a statement on Tuesday explaining their decision. That statement reads in part, “Nike made the decision to halt distribution the Air Max 1 Quick Strike Fourth July based on concerns that it could unintentionally fend and detract from the nation’s patriotic holiday.”

Although the sneaker’s won’t ficially release, there are still a number pairs in the public – and those were selling for thousands dollars at spots like StockX an GOAT. According to Complex, both sites have since removed the “Fourth July” Air Max 1s from their inventory.

Jacquees’ "Round 2" Tracklist Features Young Thug, Future & More

Though a healthy dose Quemixes have kept fans sated, many have been patiently waiting (though it’s only been a little over a year since he dropped his debut 4275 album) for Jacquees to deliver his sophomore effort. Evidently, that time appears to be upon us. Come July 19th, Jacquees will be delivering Round 2, a respectably-sized fifteen track effort with features from Future, Young Thug, Gunna, Summer Walker, Lil Baby, and more. 

Jacquees' "Round 2" Tracklist Features Young Thug, Future & More

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We’ve already seen the Lil Baby-assisted “Your Peace” set the tone for what we might expect, which is to say, a clever blend the “RnB Thug” and a hopelessly romantic man integrity. In fact, it’s likely that the delicate balance will be manifested throughout Round 2. Are you excited to see what Jacquees has in store for the masses? Check out the tracklist below, and keep a watchful eye for that new album. 

1. Round 2
2. All You Need Is Me ft. Bluff City
3. Who’s 
4. Verigy ft. Young Thug & Gunna
5. Superstar ft. Summer Walker
6. Lay On You
7. Your Peace ft. Lil Baby
8. Permission (Interlude)
9. Wow
10. Come Get It ft. FYB
11. Warning
12. Cross The Line ft Ty $
13. Fact or Fiction
14. EEeee ft. TK Kravitz
15. What They Gone Do With Me ft. Future

Sia Blasts Taylor Swift Fans Claiming She Did Blackface With Video Proof

Taylor Swift and music executive Scooter Braun are in the thick both personal and legal drama as late. And their respective parties has not come close to an end since Taylor reportedly declined a conversation to settle the beef with Scooter. Things started when Scooter’s Ithaca Holdings bought Taylor’s former label, Big Machine Label Group, which means he owns the masters to her recordings. This made Taylor lash out and detail how someone who bullied her now has control over her assets. Justin Bieber, Demi Lovato and more jumped to the defense Scooter but things are now left at a standstill. Sia recently spoke in support the music manager, by calling him a “good kind man” and as a result, Taylor Swift’s fans came for Sia’s entire neck. The fans dug up a 2011 photo Sia where it appeared as though she was performing concerts in blackface. Sia has since responded to the claims and the resulting backlash.

The singer shared a video clip to defend herself and captioned the following: “For the swift fans trying to make out that I would ever do blackface please see this video. I was painting myself into the backdrop, it was a precursor to the wig.” Check out the video below. What do you think?

Olivia Culpo Might Have A New NFL Beau After Danny Amendola Split: Report

Oli Culpo had a very public break up with NFL wide receiver Danny Amendola a while ago and since then, the two have moved on. The Sports Illustrated swimsuit model immediately found herself swooning after Carolina Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey back in May when she reportedly liked an IG photo his. McCaffrey quickly returned the favor which led to speculation that both parties were on the verge dating. Well, it appears as though this could be the case as the two are reportedly spending time together, according to US Weekly

Amendola doesn’t seem to be worried too much about his ex as he has already moved on and is talking to new people.

“Danny has been talking to and texting other girls,” a source told US Weekly. “He tells people that Oli wanted to get married and he basically self-sabotaged their relationship because he didn’t want that. There were a few times where they broke up and got back together, but they just don’t work well together.”

Amendola was pretty salty after their break up as he unleashed on Culpo in a now-deleted Instagram rant where he said she was only in it for the fame. Julian Edelman even chimed in at the time, telling Amendola to get f social media.

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Cowboys Ezekiel Elliott Issues Statement About Las Vegas Altercation

Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott met with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell on Tuesday to share his side the story what took place at an EDC festival in Las Vegas back in May. 

In a statement posted on social media, Zeke writes:

“Earlier today, I met with the Commissioner to share with him what occurred in Las Vegas and what I have learned from that incident. I’ve worked hard to make better decisions and to live up to the high standards that are expected me. I failed to do that here and I made a poor decision.

“I apologized to security guard] Kyle Johnson at the time and I meant it.

“I need to work harder to ensure I do not put myself in compromised situations in the future. I am rededicating myself to use all the resources that the league has made available. But in the end, it is up to me and I am determined not to be in this position again.”

Following an argument with his girlfriend in the parking lot the Las Vegas event, Elliott got chest to chest with an event staffer, who went tumbling into a guard rail and onto the pavement. 

Elliott was never arrested for the incident in question, but he is still subject to a fine or suspension under the league’s personal conduct policy, according to ESPN.

Freddie Gibbs Destroys The Mic During Radio Freestyle Session

It’s been less than a week since Freddie Gibbs and Madlib dropped their second collaborative project Bandana and the record is already in talks being a frontrunner for album the year. Gibbs, per usual, was a beast lyrically and Madlib delivered impressive productions, and when the latter revealed that he made all  his beats on an iPad, it was then that he was met with criticism. 

“Some these n*ggas mad lmao. I’m gonna keep making good music I like,” Madlib wrote. “I’m gonna keep doin my thing till i’m 90. i’m gonna keep getting better. That iPad remark was just to say stop making excuses – use a tape deck if necessary. Technology is what you make it.” Bandana was also packed with features from hip hop heavy hitters like Pusha T, Run The Jewels’s Killer Mike, Anderson .Paak, Yasiin Bey (Mos Def) and The Roots‘s Black Thought who rounded things out to make an album worthy multiple rotations.

He’s not one to be boxed in and, arguably, there are few who match up with the skills Gibbs. “I kind created my own lane, I got my own lane things, so I’m not really pressured,” Gibbs told Vibe. “I’m dropping music to satisfy the people that rock with me, and if some new people rock with me, that’s cool, but if not, I’m not tripping.” He added, “I always ask myself, if there was a rap hall fame, would I go? And yeah, once I finished this album I was like ‘yeah, I think I’d be there.'”

Once again proving that he’s worthy that hall fame status, Gibbs dropped a fire freestyle for Real 92.3’s Bootleg Kev and DJ Hed. He spit rhymes over Drake’s recent Toronto Raptors Championship collaboration “Money in the Grave” featuring Rick Ross. Check it out below and let us know your favorite lines.

Johnny Depp Sends Subpoena To James Franco After Being Spotted With Amber Heard

The domestic abuse case between Amber Heard and Johnny Depp is still in progress even though the Pirates Of The Caribbean actor has denied the allegations against him. Amber has previously claimed that Johhny was a “drunken, paranoid, wine-bottle-flinging wife-beater” and Johnny accused Amber  painting bruises on her skin to make her allegations seem true. 

The latest on the matter is that both Amber and Johnny will be heading to trial as Johnny battles to win his $50,000,000 defamation case. It looks as though Johnny will have more information to bring to his case since The Blast reports that he’s sending a subpoena to James Franco since the actor was reportedly spotted with Amber the day after their blowout fight. 

Johnny Depp Sends Subpoena To James Franco After Being Spotted With Amber Heard
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Video surveillance shows what appears to be Amber and James in an elevator for the apartment Amber and Johnny once shared, captured on May 22, 2016, around 11 PM. Johnny’s legal team is calling James a witness and question his hang out with Amber, especially since the video shows them clearly trying to avoid the camera.  

“We are interested in James Franco and Elon Musk as fact witnesses because we have evidence they are men who saw Amber Heard’s face in the days and nights between when she claimed Mr. Depp smashed her in the face on May 21 and when she went to court with painted on ‘bruises’ to obtain a Temporary Restraining Order on May 27,” Johnny’s attorney, Adam Waldman, told the publication. 

Ed Sheeran Shamed For Not Standing Up For Taylor Swift Through Masters Drama

The drama between Taylor Swift and Scooter Braun has branched out into a whole other conversation regarding a few other individuals. Fans who are on Taylor’s side have now gone after Ed Sheeran, shaming him for his silence in the matter considering he’s supposed to be Taylor’s good friend. Fans have even accused him bailing on her considering the role she played in her rise to fame. 

Ed Sheeran Shamed For Not Standing Up For Taylor Swift Through Masters Drama
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“Waiting to hear from ed sheeran, where is his bff ass when taylor needs him to step the fuck up and support her, uh?” one user wrote, while another added, “Fuck Ed Sheeran he’s never stood up for Taylor ever. she fucking took him on tour and featured him on her album when he was growing his career. he writes his music just as well, only difference is as a man he got the pretty side the coin and gets praise from being a writer.”

Ed has finally responded to the matter with a simple comment on Instagram, responding to a user who was giving him the benefit the doubt. “I have been speaking directly to her, like I always do,” he wrote. 

Let’s see if he makes an ficial statement on the matter. 

Rick Ross Drops “BIG TYME” Single Featuring Swizz Beatz & Just Blaze

Rick Ross has jumped on a Just Blaze beat for his latest single, “BIG TYME.” The Maybach Music Group boss gets a little help from Swizz Beatz, who plays the role of Rozay’s hype man on the new track.

“BIG TYME” continues the rollout for Ross’ highly anticipated album Port Of Miami 2. Last month, the veteran rapper proclaimed the LP was “on the way” in an Instagram post.

“God is the Greatest,” he wrote.”Port Of Miami started me on this journey. It’s only right I bring it back to where it all started. For my day ones to the new ones this album is for you. Tenth studio album. Get ready. Ride with me. It’s time. Port of Miami 2 on the way.”

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Hours after the album announcement, Ross dropped the lead single “Act A Fool” featuring Wale.

Listen to “BIG TYME above and check out “Act A Fool” below.

DaBaby Hits Studio With Gucci Mane & Chance The Rapper

DaBaby‘s rise to prominence is ongoing, and with it comes new opportunities for collaboration. While his breakout Baby On Baby had a handful features on deck, DaBaby’s current status has opened several new doors, which has manifested in a few interesting collaborative choices. Today, Gucci Mane took to Instagram to share a behind-the-scenes photo himself, DaBaby, and Chance The Rapper, chilling in the studio. While that’s not a concrete confirmation that the trifecta linked up for a track, the studio setting certainly implies that something was indeed recorded. 

DaBaby Hits Studio With Gucci Mane & Chance The Rapper

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Given that DaBaby will likely be looking to capitalize on Baby On Baby’s success, it wouldn’t be surprising to see him hit the ground running on his next go-around, bringing in a few heavy hitters for the occasion. On the other hand, it’s possible that the studio session was meant for Chance’s upcoming Owbum, though all signs point to that one already being completed. Although, given Guwop’s own prolific work ethic, perhaps he’s got a D.O.G. follow-up in the works…

Either way, the possibilities remain intriguing no matter where they land. Are you excited to see DaBaby working with new collaborators? Sound f below.

Lil Nas X Teases Young Thug’s "Old Town Road" Remix: "Is It Too Late?"

A few months ago, Lil Nas X teased that there would be another “Old Town Road” (Remix) featuring Young Thug. Although at the time, we were not sure if this was all apart his usual trolling, it now seems that he was very serious. Earlier this morning, Lil Nas X shared a tweet that had fans overly excited about the Thugga-assisted rendition Old Town Road. A cryptic photo was shared, but true Thugga fans knew what to be on the lookout for. Lil Nas X shared the familiar cover art which featured his signature emoji as well as Thugga’s green-eyed snake emoji which only worked to get the fans ecstatic about the potential collaboration. “Is it too late?” was joined with the tweet.

The latest news surrounding the Hip Hop artist was his coming out as a member the LGBTQ+ community on the final day pride month. Since then, fans have either showed support or stopped supporting the 20-year-old artist altogether. Nevertheless, it seems that Lil Nas X is still okay and has actually decided to make light the situation by retweeting funny videos about his coming out. Regardless what his sexual orientation is, we look forward to seeing what’s next musically for Lil Nas X.

Dez Bryant Defends Kareem Hunt After Cleveland Bar Altercation

Kareem Hunt got into some trouble last season when a video him kicking a woman in a Cleveland Hotel was revealed to the world. The Kansas City Chiefs ended up cutting Hunt from the team and since then, he has signed with the Cleveland Browns. The NFL suspended Hunt for the first eight games the season although once he returns, he will surely be a huge addition to the team

Earlier this week, a video came out Hunt speaking with police after an alleged argument with his friend at a Cleveland bar. The video, which was obtained by TMZ, wasn’t a good look for Hunt who has a zero tolerance contract with the Browns.

TMZ recently caught up with wide receiver Dez Bryant who had some kind words for Hunt and his situation. As Bryant explained, issues happen but he still believes Hunt will go on to have a successful career.

“To be truthfully honest, I’m a huge fan Kareem Hunt, believe it or not,” Bryant said. “Things happen, ain’t nobody perfect. At the end the day, that guy’s gonna have a successful career, just because who he is. Everybody goes through problems, we get over ’em. We live and we learn. Shoutout to Kareem Hunt, he’s going to have a hell a year. As soon as he gets reinstated, he’s just going to do this thing. That’s just who he is.”

Hunt and the Browns are favorites to win the AFC North next season as they have a stacked team with the likes Baker Mayfield and Odell Beckham Jr.

Air Jordan 10 Seattle Release Details Announced

The beloved Air Jordan 10 “Seattle” will reportedly return to retailers this fall for the first time since they released as part the “City Series” in 1995.

According to reports, the Sonics-themed Air Jordan 10 are scheduled to to arrive on October 19 with a $190 price tag.

The original Air Jordan 10 “City Series” released while Michael Jordan was away from the game, which is when Jordan Brand picked a handful NBA stars to debut the special edition 10s on the court. 

The collection consisted the Seattle Supersonics colorway, as well as iterations for the Chicago Bulls, New York Knicks, Orlando Magic and Sacramento Kings. The Chicago and Orlando renditions have been retro’d since the initial release, but this October will mark the first time the white, green and black colorway returns to retailers. 

Check out some images the OG “Seattle” Air Jordan 10 below.

Air Jordan 10 Seattle Release Details Announced

Air Jordan 10 “Seattle Supersonics/Kixclusive

Air Jordan 10 Seattle Release Details Announced

Air Jordan 10 “Seattle Supersonics/Kixclusive

Air Jordan 10 Seattle Release Details Announced

Air Jordan 10 “Seattle Supersonics/Kixclusive

Air Jordan 10 Seattle Release Details Announced

 

Air Jordan 10 “Seattle Supersonics/Kixclusive