2 Chainz, Solange & Tierra Whack Conquer This Week’s "FIRE EMOJI" Playlisth

This week’s FIRE EMOJI playlist is populated by a fair cut up shock entrants and anticipated company, beginning with submissions from 2 Chainz‘ long-awaited Rap or Go to the League enterprise. Forgive 2 Chainz for permitting LeBron James a sizeable portion the manager department all to himself – the actual deal with rests within the obvious indicators progress and maturity 2 Chainz account for on his fifth studio album.

Songs like “NCAA,” “Money In The Way,” and “High Top Versace” that includes Young Thug, have been straightforward selections to our record, even a blind pig would have resorted to creating f the rip. With 2 Chainz’ selections, all punched in, the rest the choice course of rested on the shoulders two eclectic artists with an unbelievable eye for stunning imperfections.

Tierra Whack’s newest single “Clones” reveals her reliving the artistic impulses she put forth on her surrealist debut. The versatile power she deployed with each shifting vignette was put to make use of as soon as once more on “Clones,” this time in a much more static method stylistically. After witnessing her purge her soul on “Clones” this previous week, there will be little doubt left, over her possessive skills.

Last however not least, when Solange hinted in direction of the approaching launch a musical challenge firstly the week, she thereby stood a fantastic likelihood making the ultimate grade on this playlist. Solange’s “Almeda” was our alternative this week, for apparent causes: it speaks to a basic rap viewers and a religious one all the identical. Other artists who made their mark this previous week embody SAINt JHN, DaBaby, NBA Younboy, Lil West, Yung Bans, Roddy Ricch, Rich Homie Quan, YK Osiris, and Rich the Kid.

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Duke’s Zion Williamson To Miss third Straight Game Since "Sneaker Implosion"

Earlier within the week, Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski proclaimed that Zion Williamson may very properly go well with up on Saturday (tonight) when the Blue Devils meet Miami on house courtroom. Coach Okay’s suggestive plea wasn’t primarily based on something however sheer positivity, as a result of on the time, Duke’s medical workers hadn’t but produced a timetable for his restoration from the inconceivable knee harm he suffered two weeks ago.

As you will recall, Zion suffered the harm throughout an ESPN broadcast Duke’s tilt with rival North Carolina. Just as he was laying the groundwork for an influence transfer in the direction of the basket, Zion’s PG 2 actually break up in two. Since then, NBA pundits have been routinely weighing in on Zion’s outlook for the season, with many even suggesting he ought to contemplate sitting out the rest the NCAA Season in an effort to protect his draft inventory, as unruly a scorching take because it might sound.

And but, right here we’re, three video games away from the ACC Tournament, and Zion Williamson nonetheless hasn’t been cleared to renew crew actions, not to mention recreation time motion. Given that, the genetic freak a basketball participant, will not be within the lineup when Duke faces f towards Miami, for a match televised by CBS.

“We’re used to having Zion down there,” Duke freshman Cam Reddish admitted after developing quick towards Virginia Tech on Tuesday. “He offers us all the pieces we’d like. We’re making an attempt to regulate to not having him, and day-to-day we’re getting there, however hopefully, we’ll have him again quickly.”

After tonight’s contest with Miami, Duke will face towards Wake Forest on Tuesday. On March 9, Duke might be given the prospect to overturn their loss to North Carolina, because the schedule sees match. Although Zion Williamson stays a gentle concern with respect to his longterm, nobody appears to know when to count on him again within the lineup and 

Vince Staples’ Tour Is Just As Honest & Raw As The Rapper Himself

Vince Staples was an immense part Mac Miller’s Celebration Life concert final 12 months, paying tribute to his late good friend with a efficiency and ensuring that the Pittsburgh rapper’s legacy lives on without end. He determined to take issues one step additional by using what could be thought of the most real looking alternative at witnessing a Mac Miller reside present right now on his Smile, You’re On Camera tour. While it is evident that Vince Staples is the star the present, a shock headliner is highlighted after Vince’s set.

I am in Montreal, Canada. The air is chilly as I enter the venue to observe Vince Staples carry out on his present tour. Right f the bat, Armani White is entertaining the group earlier than the present was even marketed to start. He solely performed a number of songs but it surely was sufficient to get the room at an acceptable power stage. White is a really expressive performer, utilizing his physique actions to dictate the tempo the set. His actions are instinctive, rolling round on the ground throughout his ultimate track and hyping up the group for the subsequent artist: Buddy.

The flooring is already full with followers excited to spend a night out with their buddies. There is a brief intermission between Armani White and Buddy the place the latter’s DJ performs songs from 21 Savage, J. Cole, and others. Buddy walks onto the stage for his first track, rocking an enormously outsized jacket (Compton is far hotter than Montreal) and busting out a hype rendition 2017’s “That Much.” Once his jacket is taken f, the power instantly skyrockets. Buddy says that he had issue moving into the nation as a result of, in his phrases, he was a “dangerous child.” “I acquired a document,” he laughed. Thankfully he made it on time to set the tone additional, taking part in “Black,” “Trippin'” and different favorites.

Buddy’s set is uncooked and genuine, taking the group to Compton with emotion and keenness. His actions are calculated and rehearsed, dancing in entrance a minimal set-up with no visuals. With so few manufacturing specs throughout Buddy’s efficiency, Vince Staples’ lighting and design have been a shock to the group.

“Feels Like Summer” blares over the loudspeakers and Vince Staples makes his introduction to the group. Behind him is a distinguished visible show televisions displaying safety footage. In case you forgot, we’re on the Smile, You’re On Camera tour. One the displays exhibits a reside reflection the group singing the phrases again at Vince. Another shows stcore pornography. 

From the beginning, the group is basically into him. Vince leads into “Don’t Get Chipped” earlier than lastly saying his arrival on stage. “Welcome to the present,” he says in a nonchalant method. Before we’re eased into the subsequent track, the manufacturing actually begins to select up. This is the purpose the place you might understand you are witnessing a efficiency that was rigorously plotted from its blueprint levels. The lighting is ideal with fog step by step constructing behind the Long Beach artist. The lights start to stutter, flashing at common intervals as Staples walks alongside the stage. He seems immortal. “Lift Me Up” begins to play and one fan chooses this level to start out crowd browsing.

The lighting is synchronized with every motion Vince makes throughout “War Ready.” The rapper is actually taking such an intimate venue to the check by making the area really feel huge. He is assured, appearing as if he is at house on the stage.

At this level, the set-up modifications. A brief interlude fills the air with ocean sounds whereas the lights go black. After a number of transient moments, strobes are shining on either side the balcony and it is evident that Vince did some heavy scouting to search out the proper live performance venue in every metropolis. Three-point lighting displays on his head with a microphone stand positioned within the center the stage. Staples is standing with the swagger a soul singer, creating a bigger than life ambiance. 

Vince Staples' Tour Is Just As Honest & Raw As The Rapper Himself
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The power begins to decrease with moshpits shrinking in dimension earlier than Vince makes a declaration. “Keep the power. If not, there’s the door,” he screams. Instantly, all of us perk up and get proper again to the get together, dancing to “GTFOMD.” His earlier assertion was the primary true “Vince Staples” second the present. We know the rapper to be unpredictable in his phrases, ten stirring up some controversy throughout his interviews. Just the opposite day, his comments about Jussie Smollett were met with shock and anger. His power mirrors that someone who’s unconcerned and laid-back, which may probably be mistaken for apathy. Right while you would possibly begin to assume that although, he circles across the stage and raps alongside to “FUN!” earlier than handing out t-shirts to the followers within the entrance row.

Once you imagine the present is completed, Mac Miller’s face pops up on the display and speaks to the group. At first, it is weird and a bit unsettling. However, as footage his “Tiny Desk” efficiency with NPR begins to barrel ahead, it turns into extra a surreal expertise. It sounds cliché however Mac looks like he is proper there, performing an intimate set earlier than a couple hundred folks. It turns into clear that the complete video will play, spanning 4 songs and ficially making Mac Miller the headliner the night time. It’s bittersweet when the Pittsburgh star laughs awkwardly in between songs. His infectious smile spreads throughout the room. We’re in awe what we’re watching.

The present ficially ends with the phrases “Rest In Peace Mac Miller” displayed on the large display, leaving the Montreal crowd crying, clapping and grinning from ear to ear.

Some the strongest moments from the Smile, You’re On Camera tour happen between songs when Vince is simply standing on stage with lights flashing on the pitch-black flooring. From the dreamlike moments in the course of the Mac Miller tribute to the general implausible manufacturing Vince’s set, this tour shall be implanted in your reminiscence for a very long time.

Vince Staples' Tour Is Just As Honest & Raw As The Rapper Himself
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WWE’s Nikki Bella Cozies Up With "DWTS" Partner Following Cena Split

They have been a match made in pressional wrestling heaven, however former lovers John Cena and Nikki Bella have been over for about six months now. WWE followers are nonetheless crossing their fingers that these two will discover love with each other as soon as once more, however in keeping with TMZ, the Bella twin, actual title Stephanie Nicole Garcia-Colace, is not attempting to recycle her outdated relationships. There have been rumors that Cena and Bella have rekindled their flame, particularly after she posted a photograph the 2 cuddling up in a hot tub. However, according to TMZCena is very a lot prior to now and Bella could have moved on to a brand new beau: her pal and Dancing with the Stars companion Artem Chigvintsev.

The information supply says that Artem lately determined to spend his day f with Bella, so he hopped a airplane to Los Angeles and took her to the Beverly Hills hotspot, Wally’s. In a tv clip posted on his Instagram, Artem shares a flirtatious trade between himself and Bella writing, “Two steppin my means proper onto one other television present 😉.”

Cena and Bella’s relationship unfolded for followers in actuality tv, starting on Total Divas and into the present’s spin-f collection, Total Bellas. Cena, who initially acknowledged that he would by no means get married once more nor have youngsters, would later suggest to Bella within the center a wrestling ring at Wrestlemania 33. The on-again-f-again relationship performed out for the general public, however final yr on an episode  Total Bellas, Nikki shared why she simply could not make the connection work after calling f their Spring marriage ceremony.

“So he is ready for my remaining choice, which I feel I do know it. I am simply afraid to say it, as a result of I simply do not need to harm him,” Bella said on the time. “It’s simply arduous once you love somebody a lot and you take care of them a lot, however you simply cannot do it anymore. It’s not his fault. It’s not my fault. We’ve had this wonderful love story and it is simply come to an finish.”

Drake Proclaims Meek Mill Had "The Best Comeback Of All Time"

Hollywood, CA – Meek Mill simply kicked off The Motivation Tour in assist of his Championships album and had a particular shock for his Hollywood followers. During his efficiency, the Philly-bred rap star introduced out Drake, his former foe. In footage obtained by TMZ, the 6 God claims Meek had “the very best comeback of all time.”

“First of all, I would like all people that’s in the home proper now to make some noise for this muthafuckin’ man proper right here,” Drake says within the clip. “You undoubtedly had the very best comeback of all time. Real shit. That’s my muthafuckin’ brother proper there for actual. Sometimes, I see lots of people who don’t perceive this. And I’m gonna let you understand, in life, that is what it’s about.

“Sometimes you gotta come collectively and get it collectively. That’s what it’s about.  need you to do not forget that in your personal private conditions. This is the aim, that is the target. Now I’m again on stage with my brother, we getting cash collectively.”

Drake and Meek have famously swapped a few diss tracks over time. But throughout Meek’s incarceration, the Toronto celebrity confirmed his assist for Meek and determined to push all of their negativity apart throughout a 2017 present in Melbourne, Australia.

“I see you bought the ‘Free Meek Mill’ T-shirt,” he advised an viewers member. “Free Meek Mill too. You proper.”

As a end result, the 2 made peace final 12 months following Meek’s April 2018 launch from Chester State Prison.

The Motivation Tour continues in San Francisco on Friday (March 1).

Kevin Durant: “The NBA Is Never Going To Fulfill Me”

Golden State Warriors All Star ahead Kevin Durant has reached the NBA mountain high twice in consecutive seasons, and this yr he’ll look to turn into solely the third participant in league historical past to win NBA Finals MVP in three straight seasons (Jordan twice, Shaq from ’00-’02).

But even when he does attain that milestone, or another milestone throughout his Hall Fame profession, Durant says nothing within the basketball world will ever fulfill him. 

In an interview with Kerith Burke NBC Sports Bay Area, Durant defined what really fulfills him.

“I do not want something on this basketball world to meet something in me. The NBA is rarely going to meet me,” Durant says.

“Being round household. Being round associates,” he stated. “The individuals who really love you deep right down to your core, who will not decide you, who will allow you to develop mentally, bodily, you already know? Just allow you to be who you’re. I like these environments.”

“All that stuff will fulfill me extra so than something … simply constructing towards one thing that’s sustained after I’m not even right here on this Earth. My household may very well be straight after I die. That’s the kind stuff I have a tendency to consider.”

Kevin Durant: “The NBA Is Never Going To Fulfill Me”

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As for KD’s mindset heading into his free company determination this summer season, per NBC Sports:

What would you like in free company? How does legacy play into the next step?

“It … it doesn’t. Like I stated, I’m simply centered on the everyday. How can I be the most effective participant I could be? Can this setting assist me be the most effective participant than I could be each day? Am I nonetheless studying? Am I nonetheless having enjoyable being a scholar the sport?”

“Just the small stuff that I attempt to consider], to ensure I’ve every little thing lined so I could be the most effective I could be on the court docket.”

New Music: Rita Ora feat. 6LACK ‘Only Want You’

Following latest collaborations with Kehlani and Normani, 6LACK joins Rita Ora on the remix to her single “Only Want You.”

The British songstress and East Atlanta crooner set off sparks as they duet on the guitar-driven love track. Rita sings about discovering Mr. Right (“I don’t need someone such as you / I solely need you”), whereas 6LACK is smitten: “I like her aura / She gon’ be my one and solely.”

“Only Want You” is the most recent single off Rita’s album Phoenix, which was launched in November. Meanwhile, 6LACK can be heard on Bea Miller’s new single “it’s not u it’s me.”

Starting tonight, Rita will kick off her “Phoenix World Tour” in Melbourne, Australia. The tour travels by Asia and Australia, earlier than heading to the U.Ok., the place she’s going to play venues together with arenas together with London’s The O2 and Glasgow’s SSE Hydro.

Adidas YEEZY BOOST 350 V2 Colorways To Release Regionally: Report

For some time now, rumors have been swirling about three model new Yeezy Boost 350 V2 colorways. The 350 V2 has been regarded as on its final legs as a plethora colorways have already launched over the previous couple of years. Kanye West clearly does not appear to care although because the “Clay,” “Hyperspace,” and “True Form” variations are presupposed to be releasing very quickly. Well, in response to Yeezy Mafia, it appears as if we’ve got some contemporary info on the discharge these three colorways. In reality, these colorways will really be launched on March 16 however every pair will solely be obtainable regionally as proven within the graphic beneath.

What the graphic is saying, is that the “Clay” mannequin will likely be releasing in each North and South America, whereas the “True Form” model will get a European and African launch. Finally, Russia, Asia, and Oceanic nations will likely be getting the “Hyperspace” colorway. 

Ever since all three fashions had been revealed, they’ve been fairly overvalued by Adidas Yeezy aficionados so the truth that these kicks will not be releasing in every single place will in all probability be disappointing to some, particularly those that are collectors. Although, you may more than likely be capable of discover them on apps like Stock X and GOAT after the discharge.

Air Jordan 1 High OG "Crimson Tint" Fresh Look

Jordan Brand has been ensuring they’re the dominant subject dialog in 2019 as they’ve insisted on dropping a plethora new colorways. Jordan Brand releases new sneakers yearly however this yr it appears as if the Jumpman has gone above and past, particularly relating to the Air Jordan 1. One these model new colorways which have been teased is the “Crimson Tint” mannequin which options pink tones on a black base. It’s only one many Air Jordan 1 variations which might be purported to launch this yr. Thanks to the Instagram consumer @hanzuying, we now have a model new take a look at this specific mannequin.

These kicks have the very same colour blocking because the Air Jordan 1 “Royal,” “Bred,” and “Shadow” fashions besides these colours are swapped with a lightweight earthy pink that’s certain to flash whereas on ft. The shoe is wearing leather-based throughout with black on the toe field and the aspect panels. Pink is discovered on the Nike swoosh and the again heel.

According to @hanzuying, these kicks can be popping out for the Spring on April 27th for the usual value $160 USD. Stay tuned for ficial particulars from Nike as for now, these are simply rumors.

Netflix Sued By "Fyre Festivalgoer" For Allegedly Stealing Her Video Content

There is not any scarcity responsible events within the Fyre Festival scandal, albeit none as messy as Billy McFarland. But on this occasion, the alleged responsible get together is definitely Netflix, who ostensibly took no half within the Festival’s manufacturing run. According to TMZ, the streaming platform is being sued by a Festival attendee who claims documented materials that she filmed whereas within the Bahamas, was utilized in Netflix’s trailer for FYRE: The Greatest Party That Never Happened, all with out her consent.

At this juncture, it is not possible to make out whether or not the claimant Claressa Cardenas is definitely telling the reality. The screenshot she offered is non-conclusive, and the paperwork she filed (within the lawsuit) bears no description in any respect.

And but, Cardenas is asking for $150,000 within the go well with. Netflix and Jerry Media are being requested to foot the invoice, for what she claims to be a direct “copyright infringement” her mental property. On the flip facet, she would even be proud of a proportion the documentary’s prits, no matter seems higher on paper.

Cardenas’ copyright declare towards Netflix and Jerry Media, marks the primary time a Fyre Festivalgoer and the phrase “mental” had been uttered in the identical sentence, and perhaps the final. Cardenas adamantly claims that she registered her clip the U.S. Copyright Office. Netflix has not but made itself obtainable for remark.

Jussie Smollett Attack: Brothers Express "Tremendous Regret"

When the information first broke Jussie Smollett’s assault in Chicago, we have been all shocked in regards to the severity the state of affairs. The Empire actor was reportedly focused as a result of his race and sexuality, having bleach poured over him and a noose tied round his neck. After an investigation by the Chicago Police Department, it was decided that Smollett had really staged the hate crime himself. He allegedly paid the Osundairo brothers $three,500 to hold out the beating, instructing them beforehand on what to buy and what time to strike. Abel and Ola Osundairo have been quiet since all the brand new data began to return out however now, they’re issuing a public apology via their lawyer.

Jussie Smollett Attack: Brothers Express "Tremendous Regret"
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“My purchasers have great remorse over their involvement on this state of affairs, and so they perceive the way it has impacted folks throughout the nation, significantly minority communities and particularly those that have been victims hate crimes themselves,” mentioned legal professional Gloria Schmidt in a press release to CBS Chicago

The brothers have been initially arrested after they have been caught on digicam buying a number of the gadgets used within the assault. They have been additionally seen leaving the scene the crime. It is believed that Smollett staged the beating as a result of he was “dissatisfied” together with his wage on Empire. After visiting the FOX studios to plead his case, he was faraway from his function on the present for the ultimate two episodes Empire‘s season.

Ariana Grande and Big Sean Reunite

Does Ariana Grande need that outdated factor again?

The Grammy-winning singer reunited together with her ex-boyfriend Big Sean exterior a recording studio in Los Angeles on Wednesday evening (Feb. 27).

TMZ has obtained photos of the pair “cozied up” in Sean’s automobile. Ariana was reportedly on the studio first earlier than Sean confirmed up, and she or he got here out to satisfy him with certainly one of her canine. They ultimately left collectively in his automobile.

Ariana and Sean dated for nearly a 12 months earlier than breaking up in April 2015. They each ultimately moved on–Ariana dated Mac Miller and Pete Davidson, whereas Sean was most not too long ago in a relationship with Jhené Aiko.

Ariana even referenced Sean on her music “thank u, subsequent.” “Thought I’d find yourself with Sean, however he wasn’t a match,” she sings on the chart-topping hit.

The “thank u, next” video additionally exhibits Ariana’s “Burn Book” with a photograph of her kissing Sean subsequent to the phrases “so cute, so candy” and “(may nonetheless get it).”

Ariana Grande and Big Sean Reunite

In a 2014 interview with Telegraph Magazine, Ariana gushed concerning the Detroit rapper. “He is likely one of the most superb males in the entire world, and that features my grandfather and my brother,” she mentioned. “I feel the world of him, and he’s a tremendous particular person. That’s form of all there’s to it.”

XXXTentacion Estate Sued For $1 Million By "Look At Me!" Producer

A number of years in the past, XXXTentacion began to get some buzz, lastly blowing up along with his breakout single “Look At Me!” We all understand how his story ended, tragically passing away by the hands 4 alleged robbers whereas leaving a motorsports retailer. His household is gushing over the birth Gekyume Onfroy, XXX’s child boy, who he sadly won’t ever get to fulfill. Now, the late rapper’s property might want to momentarily shift their focus to a lawsuit that has simply been offered by one the “Look At Me!” producers.

According to XXL, Jimmy Duval is suing XXXTentacion’s property for $1 million, asking for unpaid royalties from the track that boosted X’s profession. While he’s technically asking for $1 million, the quantity is negotiable in keeping with the producer. He meant to maintain this a non-public matter however, since he was left f the credit for the track, he felt a necessity to come back ahead. Duval issued an announcement, which you’ll learn beneath.

“It was my intention to maintain the pending matter involving the property the late XXX Tentacion a non-public matter. However, in lieu current developments and out respect for somebody who was really a legend in his personal proper and somebody I referred to as my buddy, it’s crucial that I clear issues up. It is essential to notice that because the producer behind “Look at me”, an inarguable platinum hit, I used to be faraway from all credit, which in flip meant that each one rights and royalties owed to me, have been instantly averted. It goes with out saying that everybody deserves credit score for his or her contributing works. My buddy is not with us and Im solely asking to stay an element the legacy that we created along with “Look at me”. X modified my life and the lives many others and we need to proceed widening the optimistic influence that our music creates. I might by no means underneath any circumstances disrespect X or his legacy. Im solely asking for what’s rightful and truthful.”

Shortly after the lawsuit was made public, DJ Scheme took to Twitter to name out the producer. “Jimmy Duval is a fucking pussy for this…” wrote X’s DJ.

Stream 2 Chainz’s "Rap Or Go To The League" Album

Well right here it’s. After weeks promotion, 2 Chainz’s extremely anticipated new album, Rap Or Go The League, has lastly arrived.

A&R’d by LeBron James, the comply with as much as 2017’s Pretty Girls Like Trap Music comprises 14 tracks in complete and options visitor appearances from Kendrick Lamar, Ariana Grande, Travis Scott, Chance the Rapper, Lil Wayne, Young Thug, Kodak Black, and extra. Meanwhile manufacturing is dealt with by the likes Buddah Bless, Cardo, Dem Jointz, Dez Wright, Da Honorable C.N.O.T.E. & others.

Speaking on the album & its title, 2 Chainz said… “It’s truly an oxymoron as a result of I wish to convey to the desk the truth that you don’t must have a bounce shot, you don’t have to have the ability to maintain a notice with the intention to achieve success as an African American.” “I wish to present progress, I all the time wish to present maturation, and I wish to have some variety substance… It has a frequency some relatable subjects that many individuals can get down with in the present day.”

“The indisputable fact that he helps the tradition a lot, we’ve obtained to offer this man his roses whereas he can odor them,” 2 Chainz stated about LeBron James contribution to the mission. “It was the little issues… like] narrowing down sure songs and having conversations about songs.”

Led by the only “Girl’s Best Friend” with Ty Dolla $ign, followers can now stream the anticipated mission in its entirety (under). Hit play and tell us what you suppose. Project accessible on iTunes.

Little Simz Delivers "GREY Area" Project

Little Simz has returned along with her new album GREY Area. The challenge is her first launch since 2016’s Stillness in Wonderland.

The British rhymer’s newest work contains collaborations with Michael Kiwanuka, Chronixx, Little Dragon and Cleo Sol. Production is dealt with by London’s Inflo.

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Check out Little Simz’s GREY Area stream, cowl artwork and tracklist beneath.

Little Simz Delivers "GREY Area" Project

1. Offence
2. Boss
three. Selfish f. Cleo Sol
four. Wounds f. Chronixx
5. Venom
6. 101 FM
7. Pressure f. Little Dragon
eight. Therapy
9. Sherbet Sunset
10. Flowers f. Michael Kiwanuka