Skinnyfromthe9 Gets Into A Violent Street Brawl: Watch

New Jersey rapper Skinnyfromthe9 might not be the most popular name in the world yet but there’s a chance you’ve heard him because all the crazy situations he gets himself caught up in. One year ago, the up-and-comer was arrested on kidnapping charges and almost every update we’ve posted since then has been about a fight or an arrest. Of course, there’s also that time he got his chain snatched by YBN Almighty Jay… His hardships have been well-documented and today, he’s in the news again after getting into a fight in the street.

Skinnyfromthe9 Gets Into A Violent Street Brawl: Watch
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His main source press, DJ Akademiks’ Instagram page, reposted a video the rapper getting into a violent altercation in the middle the road, throwing haymakers and dodging punches. It’s currently unclear what the fight was about but things were broken up by the police, who got one man laying face-down on the ground before pushing Skinny to the opposite side. 

Skinnyfromthe9 has proven himself to be a pretty controversial character in the rap game. Some say that any publicity is good publicity but at this point, he’s got to consider slowing down his lifestyle. If he keeps getting into fights and legal trouble, his music career has a chance never taking f.

Nike Air Max 1 Golf Shoe Brings "Realtree Camo" To The Course: Official Photos

Golfers are known for their outfits which can either be really wild or pretty tame by comparison. For those who enjoy the latter, the shoes can make the entire fit. Over the past few months, Nike has been trying to ramp up its efforts to deliver more unique sneakers for those who hit the course every so ten. One the most popular models to come from this effort is the Nike Air Max 1 Golf and now, it appears that a brand new colorway is on the horizon.

For those who like to go with the camouflaged look, these will certainly appeal to you. The colorway is being dubbed “Realtree Camo” thanks to the fact that the upper is covered in a brown foliage pattern that mostly contains tree bark. From there, orange Nike Golf branding is found on the tongue and back heel, with even more orange being placed on the outsole and Air Max unit.

According to Sneaker Bar Detroit, these will be dropping on Thursday, August 22nd for $140 USD. If you’re looking for a golf shoe and have eclectic taste, these are definitely for you.

Nike Air Max 1 Golf Shoe Brings "Realtree Camo" To The Course: Official Photos

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Nike Air Max 1 Golf Shoe Brings "Realtree Camo" To The Course: Official Photos

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Nike Air Max 1 Golf Shoe Brings "Realtree Camo" To The Course: Official Photos

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Nike Air Max 1 Golf Shoe Brings "Realtree Camo" To The Course: Official Photos

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Nike Air Max 1 Golf Shoe Brings "Realtree Camo" To The Course: Official Photos

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Nike Air Max 1 Golf Shoe Brings "Realtree Camo" To The Course: Official Photos

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Yella Beezy Opens Up About Father’s Death In New Documentary

Dallas native, Yella Beezy, is taking fans back to his hometown in his newly released documentary series, Aint No Going Bacc: Yella Beezy Documentary. The five-part series premiered exclusively on XXL yesterday and is already shaping up to be an emotional rollercoaster.

In the first episode, Beezy takes it back to the day he lost his father at just twelve years old. “It was on Mother’s Day. I was turning 13 that October. I just remember we pulled up from like, the back way and my mama parked the car kind where that orange little cone thing is right there and shit. She was like, ‘Something happened to your daddy.'” He continues, standing outside the boarded-up house, once home to his family, “I guess niggas crept up behind him and hit him up. They was saying that he was laying on his back with his leg up.” Beezy finished with, “I be replaying that night in my head like all the muthafuckin’ time,”

The forthcoming episodes will roll-out on a weekly basis. You’ll be able to catch episode two on XXL’s youtube channel and the last three episodes over on Yella Beezy’s channel. For now, check out the first episode below.

PJ Tucker Becomes Latest Player To Leave Team USA: Report

Team USA Basketball has been devastated by the fact that the vast majority the league’s best players don’t want to play for upcoming FIBA Basketball World Cup squad. With the tournament going down in September, some players feel as though it’s too close to training camp and they would much rather focus on their NBA teams. Not to mention, going to international tournaments can lead to injuries and no one wants to start the NBA season on the bench because an ailment. 

One Team USA’s most prominent players, PJ Tucker, announced today that he will be withdrawing from the team due to an ankle injury. It was reported by Kelly Iko The Athletic that he wanted to continue playing but realized that he’s better f resting ahead the Houston Rockets season.

Earlier today, we reported on how Tucker commented on the team’s recent loss to a Select Team full G-League players and how at the end the day, it really wasn’t all that big a deal.

Tucker was expected to be a starter on Team USA and would have been a huge defensive presence for them. Without him, the squad will have to dig deep to find a suitable replacement. 

Needless to say, Team USA training camp has been a struggle.

Drew Brees Weighs In With OG Advice Over Antonio Brown Helmet Saga

Antonio Brown made headlines this past week thanks to his helmet grievance with the NFL which was eventually dismissed by an arbitrator. Brown will now have to wear the helmet the league gives him which will certainly take some adjusting. The ruling is good news for Oakland Raiders fans who just want the wide receiver to focus on football. Brown’s peers have been asked to comment on the situation in an interview with Amie Just The New Orleans Advocate, New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees had some advice for his fellow players.

“Worry about things you can control,” Brees said. “I didn’t really control that one, right? They were outlawing it. They scan your head and they do all this fancy stuff. And I figure if it’s if it’s going to help protect me a little bit more then that’s probably a good thing.”

Drew Brees Weighs In With OG Advice Over Antonio Brown Helmet Saga

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Brees went on to talk about how he was considering changing helmets a few years ago, except he ended up deciding against it because he was being roasted by teammates, particularly Lance Moore.

“He’s like, ‘Bro, I cannot take you seriously wearing that helmet. I just can’t. I can’t even process the play you just said. I can’t look at you the same,’” Brees explained. “So I was like, ‘Agh, forget the stupid helmet. You know, go back to my old school one.’ Rocked it for four more years.”

Perhaps other NFL players should listen to Brees as he’s one the OGs in the league who always has some sound advice to dish out.

Lauren London Remembers Nipsey Hussle With Beautiful Video Collage

Nipsey Hussle and Lauren London were one Hollywood’s favorite couples. They were a low-key pair but in the final months their relationship, engagement rumors were swirling after Nip continually referred to the model as his “wife.” They never ended up exchanging vows in a public ceremony but they acted as “relationship goals” to a large number folks on social media. The way Lauren London continues to tribute her late boyfriend is beautiful to watch and although it’s also extremely painful, it’s nice to see the superstar rapper remembered in such a respectful way. Yesterday would have marked his thirty-fourth birthday and London shared a touching message to the artist, born Ermias Asghedom. Later in the day, she posted a video collage her favorite memories with him.

Lauren London Remembers Nipsey Hussle With Beautiful Video Collage
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Among the scenes in the post she uploaded to Instagram are their joint interview with GQ, photos themselves all dressed up at a classy event, candid shots kisses they shared in the street, and more. Lauren also included footage the two celebrating one Nip’s previous birthdays, showing f the cake and their smiles.

It’s heartbreaking to realize that Nipsey’s family is without him but they keep his memory close to them at all times. Long Live Nipsey Hussle.

Chance The Rapper Reaches Historic SoundCloud Numbers After "The Big Day"

Chance the Rapper is having himself a day. First, he went on Good Morning America to perform five songs f his last record, The Big Day, and now, according to AllHipHop.com, he’s amassed over one billion streams on SoundCloud. Backstage at his Good Morning America show, SoundCloud President, Mike Weissman, and Global Head Artist Relations & Label Services, Lisa Ellis, presented Chance with a unique “1 Billion Stream On SoundCloud,” plaque. 

If anyone is to reach one billion streams on SoundCloud first, it makes sense that would be Chance the Rapper. Chance has been an avid supporter SoundCloud throughout his career. As Chance loves to remind us, The Big Day is technically his debut “Owbum.” Prior to his latest release, Chance operated purely through mixtapes, making a platform like SoundCloud perfect for him. The platform helped him grow his following into the superstar level that it is at now. In return, Chance and Young Thug released “Big B’s” to draw traffic to the site in 2017, when the company was struggling. Chance also released his project Coloring Book for free through the service.

The Big Day is available to stream on SoundCloud, so if you’d like to inflate Chance’s numbers even higher, head over to the site for a listen.

Rare Travis Scott x Air Jordan 4 Surfaces With Astronomical Price Tag

Travis Scott and Nike have dropped several highly coveted sneakers since their partnership began, ranging from 2018’s Air Force 1 Low and the Houston Oilers-themed Air Jordan 4 to the recently released Air Jordan 1s. 

All those sneakers can fetch well over $1,000 on the resale market, but that’s nothing compared to the extremely rare “Cactus Jack” Air Jordan 4 that has surfaced at Flight Club.

Rare Travis Scott x Air Jordan 4 Surfaces With Astronomical Price Tag

Travis Scott x Air Jordan 4 “Family & Friends”/Flight Club

Sneakerheads will recall that La Flame teamed up with Jordan Brand for several special edition 4s last year, including a “Mocha” colorway and a purple suede rendition.

The latter was actually given to a select few “Family & Friends,” and one recipient (who wears a size 12) is now hoping to cash in. The purple sueded Air Jordan 4 collab is currently up for grabs on Flight Club with a hefty $17,500 price tag.

If that’s a little out your price range but you’re still in the market for a pair Cactus Jack Air Jordans, be on the look out for his upcoming Air Jordan 6 collab set to drop in September.

Rare Travis Scott x Air Jordan 4 Surfaces With Astronomical Price Tag

Travis Scott x Air Jordan 4 “Family & Friends”/Flight Club

Rare Travis Scott x Air Jordan 4 Surfaces With Astronomical Price Tag

Travis Scott x Air Jordan 4 “Family & Friends”/Flight Club

Rare Travis Scott x Air Jordan 4 Surfaces With Astronomical Price Tag

Travis Scott x Air Jordan 4 “Family & Friends”/Flight Club

Rare Travis Scott x Air Jordan 4 Surfaces With Astronomical Price Tag

Travis Scott x Air Jordan 4 “Family & Friends”/Flight Club

Nicki Minaj Fans Attack Ludacris After He Supports Shawnna

Feuds involving Nicki Minaj and *insert artist name here* have been popping f all week. The female rap sensation angered a ton people this week after her Queen Radio episode on Monday. She took aim at Joe Budden, possibly fired f shots at Cardi B, and now, Shawnna is taking fense to her words. Nicki nonchalantly suggested that she’s the best female rapper on the Joe Budden Podcast and, even though she may very well be correct, Shawnna wasn’t pleased with the remark. She recorded a lengthy live-stream addressing the situation and afterwards, Ludacris came through with his own opinion. He asked in an Instagram comment who wanted smoke in the rap world, which got the Barbs on his own page, trolling him with tons spam.

Nicki Minaj Fans Attack Ludacris After He Supports Shawnna
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As reported by Complex, Nicki Minaj’s fans have found a new target, going after her former collaborator Ludacris online. Whether fans are inserting unicorn or clown emojis into his comments, Luda’s page is experiencing much higher traffic than usual. Unfortunately, much it is from Nicki stans who just want to entertain themselves with some drama. 

It’s surprising to see Luda and Shawnna get caught up in this mess because, as the report points out, they were both once in her corner. Nicki seems to be taking no prisoners right now, adopting a ruthless attitude and coming for anybody that doubts her skills as a rapper. Are you digging this era?

Maseo Recalls Naughty By Nature’s Treach Letting Rats & Snakes Into Tommy Boy’s Offices

Miami, FL – By now, it’s well documented De La Soul and Tommy Boy Records’ founder Tom Silverman aren’t seeing eye-to-eye. The legendary New York Hip Hop trio has been in a battle to take control of their first six albums for what feels like an eternity.

Last week, Posdnuos, Dave and Maseo revealed negotiations had stalled, and there was no resolution. According to one of De La’s Instagram posts, Silverman flatly stated he’s “not in the business of giving artists back their masters.”

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Well friends, after 30 years of profiting from our music and hard work… and after 7 long months of stalled negotiations, we are sad to say that we’ve been unable to reach an agreement and earn Tommy Boy’s respect for our music/legacy. With some helpful consulting and long careful consideration, we’ve decided we will not do our 30+ years the disservice of settling on Tom Silverman’s terms. Tommy Boy says they are “not in the business of giving artists back their Masters.” We realize, there is a process in reclaiming ownership but we do not trust Tommy Boy in this process after so many years of disappointment. Therefore, our catalog will not see the light of day by way of our involvement or consent. This means, if you see De La Soul music/albums available for streaming or purchase anywhere, BE AWARE, all parties involved WILL profit but De La Soul WILL NOT benefit or earn deservedly/fairly. We really tried. More details to come. Nevertheless, our fans have/will keep our legacy alive! We appreciate and ask for your continued support. Onto new things, new music and more amazing respectful business relationships. #dontpressplay #respectourlegacy #respecttheculture #tommyboycottcontinues #4080

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But in a recent interview with HipHopDX, Maseo explained that while he understands that’s often part of the business, he noted they were so young when they got into it that it was easy for the powers that be to persuade them into signing something that might not have been in their best interest.

“I was young,” he tells DX. “First of all, the way it was presented to me at the time, you know, it was presented in a manipulating manner when I think back. You’ve got your lawyers, and your business manager … when you’ve got all these people and here it is, they already have ongoing relationships with one another prior to it, you kind of get coerced to do something that appears to be customary.

“I actually spoke about this with Dave the other day. I was like, ‘Dave, man we were coerced to do those certain things.’ I was like, ‘After going through the trials and tribulations and gaining knowledge of this whole thing, people give you a perception like things are just customary.’ When publishing advances were offered, it was like this is what’s customary to take because they definitely wanted the publishing, you know?”

Maseo does say they received writer’s credit but that well eventually ran dry.

“At the end of the day, we did get publishing advances and we got writer’s credit,” he explains. “Writer’s credit means we’ll get paid for the songs we played, but we have no ownership. Records do stop playing, so when they stop playing, you stop getting paid. But overall, the catalog still holds some value.”

Although Tommy Boy didn’t literally say, “fuck you guys,” it was essentially implied, at least that’s how Maseo perceived it. He’s also baffled by the fact Tommy Boy attempted to release their first six albums on all streaming platforms on the 30th anniversary of 1989’s seminal De La Soul album, 3 Feet Hight and Rising. 

“In much nicer words he said, ‘I’m not in the business of giving artists back their masters. Period,’” he says. “You know, at the end of the day, it’s like come on, man. I deserve my masters based on the value that I give to sustain myself and my group.

“There must have been a reason to celebrate all of this on our anniversary. You could have actually released an entire Tommy Boy catalog that you got back and waited for your anniversary. Why are you not trying to do this on his anniversary?”

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Thank you friends and fans. Your kind positive words mean a lot and your support goes even farther. As frustrating as it is and as crazy as it may sound, your act of NOT purchasing or streaming anything musically De La Soul, falling under the Tommy Boy banner (until further notice) helps us immensely and can possibly aid others experiencing these similar woes. Thank you @nas …thanks Pete @bittenbender and @massappeal for your committed support and promising business relationship. We’re in the stew working on new music and will continue to celebrate this wonderful journey we’ve been blessed to experience. Thank you @djpremier and @realpeterock for your diligence and support. 30 years is a helluva milestone. We’re so proud to be able to share our celebration with you all. Look out for our 30 year commemorative release coming very soon #delacoinz Your support will directly fund future endeavors and projects…. Just to put the final nail in the coffin. We wish Tommy Boy no ills but we do call for a boycott of anything bearing the name. Karma will do the rest… that old enslaved record label contract dinosaur is long dead and gone, but unfortunately still stinks. For those who may not have had a similar experience with Tommy Boy, be thankful, be wise and stay alert… the devil does not rest and is never satisfied. Peace. Plug 1,2 and 3 Seek and check out these De La Soul releases: Impossible Mission mixtape #grinddate De La Soul: Are You In? Nike + Original run #smelltheda.i.s.y. #andtheanonymousnobody Tom Misch feat. De La Soul “It Runs Through Me” @djshadow feat. De La Soul “Rocket Fuel”

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This isn’t the first time Tommy Boy has been at the center of controversy. Naughty By Nature’s Treach once unleashed a small army of vermin and reptiles into their former New York City offices, which Maseo says is the reason most major labels have security.

“Anybody who gets into this kind of situation, you’re definitely angry, you’re in a rage,” he admits. “You really want to hurt somebody. You go through these emotions that … in Hip Hop, most rappers will act out. You know what I’m saying? But I’m gonna wait.

“Once upon a time, Treach did go up to the offices and let out a bunch of rats and snakes. This was the mid-90s when Tommy Boy was still on 86th Street. Treach went in the office and let out rats and snakes all throughout the office. They had to shut down. That’s what also led to them moving downtown. That is also the reason why most record companies have security up there.”

Maseo says there was a period when Silverman welcomed the drama.

“Tom, once upon a time, even used to like artists hitting the label,” he recalls. “He’d always think the good and bad helped sell records, really the artists talking shit about the label, that’s good for record sales. He would say stuff like that. Now it’s kind of taboo because you’re looking like you may not be able to do normal business in the future.

“But let’s be clear, they fell off. They’re trying to make a comeback. They’re too busy trying to say we’re not relevant when they’re not relevant. We’ve had continued success without Tommy Boy. Let’s close the coffin on this so we can really get back to work.”

De La is currently cooking up two new full-length albums, including a third installment of the Art Official Intelligence series. DJ Premier and Pete Rock are providing beats for the projects. They will serve as the follow-ups to De La’s 2016 Grammy Award-nominated album, And The Anonymous Nobody.

Tekashi 6ix9ine Accused Of Faking Kidnapping For Album "Buzz"

Manhattan, NY – Defense attorney Devereaux Cannick, who is currently representing one of Tekashi 6ix9ine’s alleged kidnappers Anthony Ellison, has reportedly accused the polarizing rapper of faking his own kidnapping.

According to Page Six, Cannick spoke about the incident during a hearing at a Manhattan courthouse on Friday (August 16).

“No robbery or kidnapping or assault happened,” Cannick said. “He was about to drop another album … gotta get that buzz up. That’s how he makes money.”

Cannick claimed the car used to allegedly kidnap 6ix9ine in July 2018 had been wired by the government prior to the incident.

The attorney made his comments after federal court judge Paul Engelmeyer moved Ellison and fellow Nine Trey Gangsta Blood Aljermiah Mack’s trial back to September 16.

6ix9ine is expected to testify against Ellison and Mack as part of his federal racketeering case. Prosecutors intend to present some of his music videos as evidence at trial. If convicted, Ellison and Mack reportedly face up to life in prison.

The Brooklyn native was arrested last November and pleaded not guilty to multiple felony charges. He agreed to cooperate with authorities in hopes of receiving a lighter sentence, earning the nickname “Snitch9ine.” 

Stream Snoh Aalegra’s Album ‘- Ugh, those feels again’

Nearly two years since releasing her breakout debut FEELS, Snoh Aalegra returns with the sequel – Ugh, those feels again.

The album, which was executive produced by No I.D., features 14 R&B-driven tracks which pull inspiration from her idols, including Prince, Stevie Wonder, and Michael Jackson, as well as her experiences as a Swedish woman of Iranian descent who is coming into her own.

Unlike FEELS, which she describes as “more emo,” the sequel has a more upbeat tone. “I would say the first half is a little more happy and then the B-side, the second half of the album, goes back to the old FEELS a little,” she told Ebro on Beats 1.

It’s been a long journey for the 31-year-old singer-songwriter, who was only 18 when she released her first album. “It’s shaped me a lot and given me thicker skin and I really appreciate everything good that’s coming for me,” she said. “And I’m happy that I didn’t make it when I was 18 ’cause I probably wasn’t ready for it then. I would maybe lose my head.”

– Ugh has already earned praise from fans and critics alike. “Ugh is a ‘real album,’ with a unified yet ever-changing sound and vibe,” wrote Variety.

Stream – Ugh, those feels again below.

Jaden Smith Shaves His Head During A Performance: Watch

Jaden Smith, the son Will and Jada, is an enigma. The young artist is as ambitious as anybody else, hoping to leave behind a legacy that he can be proud at the end the day. He’s been striving as late, booking a whole bunch festival dates and showing out overseas while on tour. The rapper’s new album ERYS was hot enough to land a spot on our Favorite Albums the Year (So Far) list and much that has to do with the beginning tracks on the body work. On one song, Jaden uses hair clippers to create a beat, looping the buzzer over and over before he starts to freestyle over the makeshift instrumental and, for some reason, it sounds beautiful. After the hair-clipper beat caught fire on social media, Jaden began to integrate the track into his live setlist and, lo and behold, he actually went and shaved his head in front thousands people on stage.

Jaden Smith Shaves His Head During A Performance: Watch
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Unlike Britney Spears in 2007, Jaden’s head-shaving is calculated and well-thought-out. The 21-year-old has actually been bringing his electric razor on stage with him at most shows, making the crowd go wild before cutting f the follicles on his head. As we previously said, he’s ambitious and he doesn’t care what he has to do to get your attention.

His recent Finland crowd seemed to enjoy the show, blowing up when one his friends handed him the device to chop f his already-short locks. Peep the video below.

Chance The Rapper Performs "Hot Shower" With MadeinTYO & DaBaby On GMA

Chance the Rapper’s newest project, The Big Day, has divided Chance fans more than any his other work yet. Without getting into details, Chance took the stage at Good Morning America’s Summer Concert Series this morning to perform some the most notable songs from the project. 

For “Hot Shower,” Chance was joined on stage by MadeinTYO and DaBaby. The trio performed their respective verses for free in front a giant crowd in Central Park. Some fans, as with the album, had complaints about the performance. One commenter on Stereogum wrote, “I only watched ‘Hot Shower’ but man that’s a tough watch. The sound cuts out half the song, and he’s clearly just singing over a backing track because half the time you can hear his voice when he’s not even singing. At least it’s got a lot energy?” 

If you enjoyed The Big Day, you’ll likely want to check out the performances. Chance presented fans with “Do You Remember,” “Hot Shower,” “Let’s Go On The Run,” “Town On The Hill,” and “We Go High” for a total five songs. If you want to catch Chance perform these tracks in person, he’ll be going on tour this Fall. Check out the performances below.

Kodak Black Will Reportedly Plead Guilty In Illegal Gun Case

It feels like rappers have been getting locked up left and right this year. During Rolling Loud weekend in Miami, a number talented artists had suspicious run-ins with the law, including Kodak Black, who reportedly falsified information on a gun form. Hailing from Florida, the rapper has been behind bars for a minute and although he previously entered a plea not guilty, some sources are learning that he is expected to come clean next week.

According to Bossip, the artist, whose real name is Bill K. Kapri, is set to change his plea after originally telling the court that he was not guilty on firearm charges. The source claims to have obtained court documents, which note that Kodak is due for a hearing next week. It’s possible that with this change heart, he was able to secure a plea deal for a lightened sentence, or no sentence at all. Hopefully, it’s the latter.

Kodak Black Will Reportedly Plead Guilty In Illegal Gun Case
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Kodak Black has been showing signs maturity this week, apologizing to Southside and Yung Miami for the disrespectful bars he rapped about them. Earlier this month, Kodak recorded a freestyle on the phone where he said he wanted to punch the City Girls rapper in her pregnant stomach. Days later, she was targeted in a shooting. Perhaps Kodak is finally starting to grow up.