Big Sean References "Thank U, Next" & Ariana Grande On "Thank You"

While fans are still gathering their thoughts vis-a-vis DJ Khaled‘s eclectic Father Of Asahd, fans have concluded that Big Sean‘s penultimate solo track “Thank You” stands among the highlights. Approached as a stream–consciousness, “Thank You” finds Sean reflecting on his rise to rap dominance, fering heartfelt praise to those who helped along the way. Among them, DJ Khaled, whom Sean grounds with a little backstory for context. “Who would’ve thought that DJ that was on 6 to 10 right there on 99 Jamz, screamin’, “We the best” would’ve had all the execs eatin’ right out his hands?” he ponders, making it known that much Khaled’s influence extends beyond the scope the public eye. 

Big Sean References "Thank U, Next" & Ariana Grande On "Thank You"

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As the song concludes, Sean takes a moment to acknowledge, without naming names course, the impact Ariana Grandand Jhene Aiko. While the latter marked his most recent relationship, the lyric ultimately centers around the former, given the direct reference to “Thank U, Next.” “Plus I gotta thank my exes on some “thank u, next” shit,” he raps. “And all the old times that gave me new perspectives.” Though hardly direct, those who choose to follow the social courting rituals celebrity couples will likely find themselves donning the detective’s cap once again. 

In any case, it’s refreshing to see Sean opt for cordiality, and one has to wonder if either Grande or Aiko will acknowledge his acknowledgment. Especially if “Thank You” is meant to signal the arrival a newfound Sean season, as has recently been teased by the Detroit rapper’s increased activity. From the sound it, his new deal will serve to launch Don Life Records, and help put emerging Detroit rappers on the map as Khaled once helped do for him. What do you think? 

Young Dolph Makes 2019 Debut With "Crashin’ Out" Video

New York, New York – Given the success of his recent album, Role Model, Young Dolph has been fairly quiet in 2019, so far. It appears now it’s time to apply pressure, though, as Dolph shares his first effort of the year the video for the single “Crashin’ Out.”

The Memphis native shared a clip of the then-unreleased track to his Instagram account on Monday, (May 13.)

“40,000,000 comments and I’ll drop this new shit,” Dolph teased in the caption of the video with the snippet.

Days later he posted again to alert fans the track was on its way.

“FUK IT, new song wit the video droppin today at 1pm on YouTube,” he wrote.

The visual for “Crashin’ Out” takes place in NYC as the Paper Route Empire boss cruises through the city in his trademark camo Rolls Royce truck, dripping in ice and smoking big gas.

Check out the full video for “Crashin’ Out” above.

"Game Of Thrones" Petition To Remake Season 8 Is Getting Uglier By The Minute

Everywhere you go, it seems people are displeased with the lack “character development” in the final season Game Thrones. Mind you, the very people voice their displeasure (week in, week out) are tuning in (week in, week out), creating pervasive rhetoric in the process.

Season 8 can’t be overturned on such short notice, but that hasn’t stopped a large swath  GOT fans from devising what they hope will be a game-changing petition. The plan is to force Game Of Thrones’ showrunners to accept a mulligan, thereby forcing enforcing a re-do on Season 8. Beginning with Jon and Dany’s arrival at Winterfell, there’s a naive hope that with enough pressure, the showrunners will yield to their demands, abandon ship on the remaining episodes, then start from scratch on a new Season 8.

As this writing, just under 830,000 hostile GOT fans have signed the petition on Change.org – titled “Remake Game Thrones Season 8 with competent writers.” Inevitably, not every scriptwriting is designed to appease each and every fan. Some characters get disposed too early in the timeline for some people’s liking.

Others are growing weary a character dissolution, the kind TV nerds ten associate with Star Trek The Next Generation and their axing the  “Tasha Yar” character in unceremonious fashion. GOT fans, this is your chance to get it out in the open: is the writing really that poor, or are you just having a tough time letting go?

DJ Premier Drops Westside Gunn, Conway & Benny The Butcher Featured "Headlines" Single

New York City, NY – After first teasing a collaboration back in March, DJ Premier officially premiered a new single on Thursday (May 16) Beats 1 featuring Westside Gunn, Conway The Machine, and Benny The Butcher. According to Preem himself, the track, “Headlines,” has been a long time coming.

“I’ve wanted to do a record with them individually for a few years now,” the iconic DJ and producer noted a press statement. “I had been listening to Westside Gunn first. Conway got my lyrical attention very heavy when Alchemist told me to listen to how he rhymes.”

“Working with Preemo was surreal and watching him cook from scratch; I still can’t believe the record is done,” Westside Gunn said statement about the collaboration. “This is just the beginning of our cook up and definitely one of the only things on my bucket list.”

A Jason Goldwatch directed visual for the song was filmed in Griselda’s home turf of Buffalo is dropping soon. Goldwatch is responsible for videos like Dilated Peoples’ “Worst Comes to Worst” and Common and Sadat X’s “1999” — among a host others.

Stream “Headlines” — available now Payday Records — above.

DJ Khaled Graces Cover Without "Prince Jewel" Asahd

XXL is here to remind us that print media is still long ways from becoming obsolete, or so they hope. The point is, they managed to link up with DJ Khaled ahead Father Asahd’s drop date. Upon meeting at his $21.8 million mansion in Miami, Khaled and XXL had already put pen to paper on an agreement that would see an exclusive 32-page edition the magazine put into circulation.

“This is my 11th album so I’m making sure that I’m evolving,” Khaled told XXL during their meet and greet. “But at the same time, I’m changing the game. I’ve been watching the game. I felt like a lot good music came out but only a handful the great shit has come out]. So, with Father Asahd, everybody, I mean everybody will have to go back in the studio and analyze what they are doing and analyze how they are going to give it to the world.”

Khaled created a mirror image XXL’s posting with one his own, with demands that his face take up every page the magazine. “Rise and shine! #FATHEROFASAHD here! Just starting your day with …NEW COVER ALERT!! @xxl asked me to be on the cover I said… GIMME THE WHOLE MAGAZINE!” DJ Khaled with the same palpable intensity he brings to every seminar. Pick up your copy in-store, and check out Father Asahd (before you do) while you’re at it.

The Game Explains Why He’s Ceasing His Daily Nipsey Hussle Posts

For weeks The Game has taken to his Instagram page to daily memorialize his late friend Nipsey Hussle. This gesture was meant to pay homage to the late rapper and community activist as Game attempted to find solace in his time mourning. Although Game committed to sharing daily motivations with his “#OneNipPostADayTiliFadeAway” hashtag, earlier today he suggested that it may be time to forgo his original promise.

Game shared a black and white photo himself and captioned the image by writing that he realizes sharing pictures and memories Nipsey every day may be doing a disservice to the slain rapper’s loved ones who are grieving his loss. The “All Eyes” rapper stated that he wants to continue motivating the masses with his Nipsey-inspired messages, so he’s considering hosting his online “#MarathonMondays” as a day encouragement. He wants his followers to use the remaining six days as periods reflection.

The Game wrote:

I woke up today with a bunch mixed emotions as sometimes we as humans do. My 1st thought was to find another inspiring picture Nip & post it because I know there are thousands, maybe millions you who use it & the messages below it as daily motivation. Then I thought, for his wife & family most who follow me… might be saddened by the constant reminders not just on my page but everywhere they look online & on social media making it harder for them to find peace. So, I then sat on my bed in deep thought as to how to service all you, continue giving you daily jewels as well as his memory all while respecting his woman & his families grieving period… When I started the #OneNipPostADayTiliFadeAway I did it with pure intentions honoring my homie & his memory as I know he would’ve given his heart to servicing my memory if the same had happened to me. I didn’t think how it’s consistency would make those closest to him feel as my posts have a long reach. In no way shape or form did posting my n*gga daily do anything for me outside making it harder for even myself to accept the reality his passing. But as the days & the posts grew, I saw the positive effect it had on the many people who read them & that gave me a lot joy, so I continued them. I am now at the crossroads what to do or how to continue these motivational posts, service bros memory & give those whose wounds are re-opened with every reminder their tranquility. I can’t bring myself to totally stop posting my brother as my heart will not allow it & I have my own marathon to continue in his memory. I think the best option for me at this point will be to maybe do it once a week & call it #MarathonMondays. Let me know what you guys think… & I will use the other 6 days the week to continue giving you daily motivation and hope that it will give you the same fuel the previous posts have. Use today as a reminder how short life is & seize the moment for tomorrow is not promised to any us. If any part the above mentioned disappointed you, my apologies. I come to you in my most humbled state asking that you truly find understanding in my decisions. #TheMarathonContinues

Do you think it was time for The Game to call it quits on his Nipsey Hussle posts?

Cara Delevingne & Machine Gun Kelly Join Vince Staples In Indie Film "Punk"

Machine Gun Kelly just recently wrapped up his Netflix acting debut in The Dirt, and now he’s set to star alongside Vince Staples and the newly announced Cara Delevingne in Indie film, Punk. Vince’s involvement was shared back in October. According to The Hollywood Reporter the film will be shopped to potential buyers at Cannes. 

The film] follows Peter (Vince Staples), who, after receiving a disheartening rejection letter, takes f on a road trip with a crew free-spirited runaways. Headed by Skip (Baker) and his sister Lucy (Delevingne), they collectively push the boundaries freedom, risking life and limb to train-surf along the breathtaking fault lines North America. After falling for Lucy, Peter soon discovers that the crew that once took him in are a band bank robbers, hell-bent on becoming modern-day Robin Hoods

The film will begin shooting this year, with no release date set in stone. 

Cara, known more for her runway moments than acting credits has previously discussed how modeling wasn’t her first choice. “Modeling was never a dream mine,” she told the New York Times before adding, “it] was killing my soul… But when I start something, I want to prove people wrong. I thought: I’m going to smash this as hard as I can.”

Danish Politician Runs Campaign Ad On PornHub To "Be Where The Voters Are"

A Danish politician is committed to the cause and you gotta applaud him for it. Former Olympic shot putter-turned-politician, Joachim Olsen, took an unusual route in trying to gain visibility ahead the upcoming election in Denmark. Instead simply creeping in between YouTube videos with paid advertisements, he’s targeting people on another popular video streaming site. Olsen, a member the center-right Liberal Alliance party, posted an ad on PornHub as a means to gain more voters.

Danish Politician Runs Campaign Ad On PornHub To "Be Where The Voters Are"
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Olsen confirmed on social media that he did indeed put up an ad on PornHub encouraging Danish voters to “vote for Jokke” — a pun on both his nickname and a similar-sounding Danish slang term for masturbation — after the website’s visitors are done handling their business, course. “Yes, it’s me on PornHub,” he confirmed on Facebook.

He spoke to DR (Danish Broadcasting Corporation) this past weekend explaining that, “You have to go out everywhere, and then we thought it might be fun to make an ad on Pornhub.” He continued, “Half the internet is porn. And you have to be where the voters are. Also on a porn site.”

On Twitter, he took aim at his rival, Rasmus Paludan, the founder and leader the anti-immigrant party Hardline. “There is no limit to how far I will go for the nation. If it takes an ad on the pornstar to keep Rasmus Paludan out foreign media, I’ll take one for the team,” he said.

Olsen later acknowledged that he knew there would be a backlash to the ad before fully committing to posting it online. The elections are scheduled to be held on June 5th. 

New Music: Megan Thee Stallion ‘Realer’

On the eve of her album release, Megan Thee Stallion keeps it “Realer” than real with her latest track.

On the bossy anthem, which serves as the intro to her album Fever, the Houston rapper shouts out City Girls’ JT (“Free JT”) and demands respect (“Put some respect on my team / I’m the 1501 queen”) while putting the competition on notice. “I’m a real rap bitch, this ain’t no pop shit,” declares Hot Girl Meg.

Fever, which showcases Meg’s college-partying persona, drops tonight featuring appearances from DaBaby and Juicy J. The 14-track project follows last summer’s Tina Snow, which spawned the breakout hit “Big Ole Freak.”

Ayesha Curry Discusses Colorism: "My Own Community Needs To Embrace Everyone Better"

As Ayesha Curry continues to speak her truth, the chef’s words gain more attention as the public deems them to be controversial. Curry has recently spoken about her husband, Golden State Warrior Steph Curry, having reckless groupies, as well as her botched breast augmentation. She’s also responded to criticisms by fans who have called her an attention seeker and said she should be in the kitchen.

Steph has applauded his wife for her openness despite the judgments, and the basketball wife’s latest comments have yet again sparked a discussion…this time about race and colorism in the black community. Born in Canada to a Jamaican and Chinese mother and a Black and Polish father, Ayesha moved to North Carolina when she was 14-years-old. “Everyone was from a place other than Canada and that’s how you identified yourself, not black or white,” she told Working Mother Magazine. “I identified as Jamaican because that’s where my mom came from. In the States I’m simply ‘black.'”

Ayesha also said that she’s had to teach her daughters that they are black girls, despite the lightness their skin tone. “They’re fair in complexion, and they’ve said: ‘I’m not black; look at my skin.’ And I said: ‘No, no, no. You’re a black woman. You have melanin. It’s part who you are. Our descendants are from Africa. This is what that means.’ It’s been a journey teaching them that, and that black comes in many different shades.”

She continued, “My own community needs to embrace everyone better. Sometimes I feel like I’m too black for the white community, but I’m not black enough for my own community. That’s a hard thing to carry. That’s why my partnership with CoverGirl was special for me because I felt like I didn’t fit the mold a CoverGirl],” Ayesha added, “I’m not in the entertainment industry, in the traditional sense. I’m not thin; I’m 170 pounds on a good day. It’s been a journey for me, and that’s why I want my girls to understand who they are—and to love it.”

Stephen A. Smith Has Legendary Breakdown In Wake Of NBA Draft Lottery

Knicks fans across the country were absolutely crushed last night when they lost the Zion Williamson sweepstakes to the New Orleans Pelicans, and many them took to social media to express their frustration. That included ESPN host, and long-suffering Knicks fan, Stephen A. Smith.

Shortly after the Knicks failed to land the top pick, Smith posted his reaction video to twitter, in which he assured fellow Knicks fans that the team would’ve tried to trade Zion to New Orleans anyway.

“Typical Knicks, man,” Smith said. “They get close. They tease us. Then they wouldn’t get it done. I know the Knicks were denying it. I know the Knicks had everybody believing that if they got the No. 1 overall pick they were going to hold on to Zion. But I’m hear to tell you that no matter what they tell anybody, they were thinking about moving their pick for Anthony Davis.”

After sleeping on it, Stephen A seems to have come to terms with the third pick, and warmed to the possibility RJ Barrett being a star in New York. Just kidding.

In fact, Smith was even more fired up today than he was last night. First, he vented about his frustrations on ESPN’s “Get Up!” His meltdown continued later this afternoon on his radio show.

Check out the videos embedded below for a recap Smith’s terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day.

Paris Hilton Calls Lindsay Lohan "Beyond Lame & Embarrassing"

Lindsay Lohan has essentially been taking L’s ever since Mean Girls which marked the peak her career. Since then, her bizarre behavior’s turned her into a walking punchline for the media as well as the rest Hollywood. At one point in time, Lindsay Lohan hung out with Hollywood’s elite socialites such as Paris Hilton who she partied with in the mid-2000s. Unfortunately, things between them have soured to the point where Paris Hilton isn’t able to say a single nice thing about the disgraced actress.

Paris Hilton Calls Lindsay Lohan "Beyond Lame & Embarrassing"
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Paris Hilton, who recently dropped her new single, “My Best Friend’s Ass,” sat down with Andy Cohen on Watch What Happens Live. During the “Plead The Fifth” segment, Paris was asked to say three nice things about Lindsay Lohan. Clearly having trouble from the jump, she said, “She’s beyond.”

“That’s good. That’s pretty nice for you to say she’s beyond,” Cohen said before Paris Hilton unloaded the rest her thoughts.

“Lame and embarrassing,” Hilton continued right after. 

Despite Paris’ strained relationship with the actress, Lindsay Lohan’s recent actions have lived up to Paris’ comments. Aside from her failed attempt to get Kendrick Lamar and Tyga to slide her in DMs, she made headlines in the fall after a run in with a “refugee family.” Lohan filmed an interaction she had with a family Syrian refugees where she claimed the parents were trafficking their child.

Suffice to say, Paris’ comments are backed up by cold hard facts. 

Blac Chyna Opens Up About Kylie Jenner & Tyga’s Relationship On Wendy Williams Show

A few weeks after vowing to be a better person, Blac Chyna has not only dropped f a trailer for her upcoming reality show (as seen below) but she’s also paid a visit to The Wendy Williams Show to discuss her baby father, Tyga.

Blac took Wendy back to the days when she was with Tyga and how she knew their relationship was over when he kicked her out his mansion to be with the then 17-year-old Kylie Jenner. Wendy asked Blac how she knew that Tyga had linked with Kylie at the time where she detailed how she didn’t see them kissing but knew “they were definitely together.”

“The way it went about publicly wasn’t right. Even not publicly it wasn’t right,” Blac said the drama with the family. “So Tyga started dating Kylie, after that happened, that’s when, course, the family was like, ‘Well, bye girl’ and threw me underneath the bus.”

As for Blac’s series, the mother two told Wendy that she’s trying to get her mom, Tokyo Toni on board for the show (who she’s had lots drama with) as well as Rob Kardashian. The show will premiere this summer on Zeus.

Lakers GM Rob Pelinka Is Thinking Of Trading Fourth Overall Pick: Report

One the biggest stories the NBA Draft Lottery last night was the fact that the Los Angeles Lakers got the fourth overall pick despite being projected to get the 11th pick. It was a huge development for the Lakers who have struggled to make the playfs for the better part the decade. Now that the team has a high pick, they have some tough decisions to make as far as what they want to do with it. In a conference call with ESPN after the lottery, Lakers general manager Rob Pelinka explained how he’s excited to explore the various different options moving forward.

“I think it’s an extraordinary shift for us,” Pelinka said. “I mean, top-five picks in the draft, if you go back in the history and study them, those picks can alter and impact franchises.”

 

Lakers GM Rob Pelinka Is Thinking Of Trading Fourth Overall Pick: Report

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He also went on to say that there is a possibility they use the pick as a piece for a potential trade, which could yield an established impact player.

“This is a powerful asset for us,” Pelinka explained. “We owe a commitment to our fans to have an outstanding season next year. What this does is it gives us the ability to either select an impact player at 4 or possibly use this as an extremely valuable asset in trade.”

If the Lakers do decide to trade the pick, they will most likely be looking towards New Orleans and their star player Anthony Davis.

Adidas UltraBoost 2019 Gets Navy & Gold Consortium Release: Details

With the Adidas UltraBoost 2019, the brand with the three stripes has added 20 percent more Boost to their signature running shoe. Thanks to this overhaul, the UltraBoost has become more comfortable and now features a whole new silhouette that sneakerheads have slowly been coming around on. There has been a whole slew colorways the shoe so far and with the Summer just around the corner, Adidas is making sure there are even more options available for consumers.

The brand has revealed its latest Consortium UltraBoost 2019 release which is covered in navy Primeknit. Even the laces and the cage on the side is navy, although the three stripes on the side and the details on the back are gold. The Adidas logo found on the tongue is also dressed in gold which adds a much-needed pop color to the upper.

For all the Boost-heads out there who are looking to cop this latest Consortium release, it will drop on Monday, May 20th for $220 USD, according to Sneaker News. The shoes will be available at select Adidas stockists such as SNS.

Adidas UltraBoost 2019 Gets Navy & Gold Consortium Release: Details

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Adidas UltraBoost 2019 Gets Navy & Gold Consortium Release: Details

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Adidas UltraBoost 2019 Gets Navy & Gold Consortium Release: Details

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Adidas UltraBoost 2019 Gets Navy & Gold Consortium Release: Details

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