Jamie Foxx, Michael B Jordan & Brie Larson To Star In Upcoming Drama "Just Mercy"

Jamie Foxx, Michael B. Jordan & Brie Larson are all set to star in a new drama titled Just Mercy based on the 2014 bestselling book Just Mercy: A Story Justice and Redemption. The film centers around the true story Walter McMillian in 1987. McMillian was wrongfully sentenced to death row for the murder a young white woman. It took the coercion by Sheriff Tom Tate and others as well as perjury by witnesses to land McMillian the false conviction. 

Luckily, he was exonerated in a famous decision. The forthcoming film will focus on McMillian’s lawyer as well as himself. The IMDb description for the film reads, “Just Mercy shadows world-renowned civil rights defense attorney Bryan Stevenson as he recounts his experiences and details the case a condemned death row prisoner whom he fought to free.” Stevenson will be played by Michael B. Jordan. Jamie Foxx will star as McMillian. O’Shea Jackson Jr. will support as another wrongly convicted black man whom Stevenson will defend. Rounding out the remarkable cast will be Brie Larson. Larson will take on the role the local operations director the Equal Justice Initiative, lending a hand to Stevenson.

Jamie Foxx, Michael B Jordan & Brie Larson To Star In Upcoming Drama "Just Mercy"Andrew Toth / Getty s

You’ll be able to catch the film in theaters on Christmas Day. 

Jackboy Released From Jail, Says Police Boasted "We Got Kodak, You Next" During Arrest

In the direct aftermath his arrest, Jackboy’s reps attempted to pitch a proper narrative social media, before recanting on the post some hours later. The Sniper Gang affiliate was arrested on Thursday for allegedly tampering with evidence and holding a controlled substance on his person (marijuana). He was also booked for a parole violation and other vehicle-related fenses, charges he and his team have openly discredited, up to this minute.

Jackboy lept on Instagram Live this morning to fer his followers a little context into his arrest since they’d left the field void since pulling their written statement. According to Jackboy, the ficers who booked him insinuated that he and Kodak Black were walking targets, whose arrests were mandated TOGETHER.

“You know what they said when they pulled me over? They said, ‘We got Kodak, you next,'” Jackboy says in the below video. “I said this shit crazy. I was like, ‘Look, man. I don’t know what y’all got against Sniper Gang, but we not beefing. Y’all the police, we not beefing…Stop doing this. We not beefing, bruh.'” 

Before providing his IG audience with the anecdotal rundown, Jackboy declared himself free and totally unencumbered by the law. “Fresh out jail,” he proclaimed. “I’m gleeful. I’m back. I’m talking ’bout expeditiously.” 

The Obamas’ Summer Playlist Features Drake, Rihanna, Lizzo & More

It’s that time year when Barack Obama flexes his great taste in art. While originally a presidential tradition, since leaving the White House, Barack has carried on the habit sharing what he’s reading and listening to during the winter and summer. After sharing his summer reading list last week, he is now back with a curated playlist for us. The 44 songs cover a variety genres and eras, as the best playlists ten do. 

So here’s a breakdown some the playlist’s highlights. As Hillary Clinton did just the other day, Barack proved that he’s with the times by including a Lizzo track in there, specifically “Juice”. He also sought to do this by including song the year, Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road (Remix)”, but loses some points for not choosing the version with Young Thug. Other 2019 summer anthems make an appearance, like “Señorita” and “Con Altura”. Obama exposes himself as being a tad behind by featuring “It’s A Vibe”, “Go Gina”, and “Dang!”, though they all are certainly summer vibes. He shouts out his friends, Beyoncé and Jay Z, by putting in two their songs together, “MOOD 4 EVA” and “Shining”. 

The rest you can see for yourself. Would you let Obama DJ your party? 

Missy Elliott Makes Triumphant Return With "Throw It Back" Video

Not even 24 hours after its release, Missy Elliott’s new “Throw It Back” video has already amassed over 3.5 million YouTube views. It’s safe to say the inimitable Misdemeanor has been missed.

Presented by The Goldmind and Atlantic Records, the colorful, eye-popping visual finds Missy front and center as she “throws it back” with a crew of talented dancers. It also features a cameo from Teyana Taylor who kicks off the video as host to the “Hall Of Missy.”

“Throw It Back” is one of five fresh cuts from the Iconology EP, Missy’s first project in 14 years.

The new video arrives only days before the Grammy Award-winning artist will be honored at the 2019 MTV VMAs with the Video Vanguard Award, the first female MC to ever accomplish this feat.

Missy made history once again when she was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in June.

Watch the “Throw It Back” video above.

"Rambo: Last Blood" Shares Second Trailer Ahead Of Film’s Premiere

We’re now just weeks away from the theatrical release the last Rambo film that sees Sylvester Stallone out on a hunt for revenge when it comes to the security his family. The latest trailer that has arrived ties in past clips from the trio films in the franchise leading to the final assignment that has Stallone pursue a cartel that kidnaps a group women – one that happens to be his caretaker’s daughter. 

“In every film, Rambo never goes home, he goes out the to the jungle or Afghanistan,” Sylvester said  Rambo: Last Blood. “In the new one, he does come home, but in a way he never arrives. He’s there, but he’s not. That’s what the whole story is built around. As soon as he walks outside his door, he has no more control. The world controls you.”

The series clips in the latest trailer shows the crazy traps Sylvester’s character sets up to make his opponents know that he isn’t playing around. “You started this…I’ll end it,” he says, as seen in the clip below.

Rambo: Last Blood hits theatres September 20th – watch the full trailer below.

Chrissy Teigen Goes Braless In New IG Post

It’s 2019 and some Chrissy Tiegen’s followers are still worked up about a bra. The thirty-three-year-old model posted a photo herself shopping on Thursday in a burgundy jumpsuit. She looks to be shopping for toys for her kids with an excited face. “What do you think I’m looking at,” she writes for the caption.

It’s this innocuous question that many fans decided to pounce on. “A bra, girl get you one!” one commenter wrote. In the photo, Tiegen is braless and going about her day in comfort. One commenter defended the model’s choice saying, “All these WOMEN commenting on the fact she’s not wearing a bra 🙄 y’all are just jealous that you don’t have the confidence to do it too because we all know bras are the worst thing in existence.” 

This isn’t the first time Tiegen has faced criticism online. Just last month fans body shammed her on twitter; to which she responded, “everyone so used to ass shots and photoshopped Instagrams. I’ve had no ass forever – is this new news to some you?” adding, “fuckin lames wouldn’t be able to stop blabbering if I got my ass done either. bored as all hell, never can win!” 

Quavo Is Trapping Popeye’s Chicken Sandwiches For $1K Apiece

Quavo’s answer to Popeye’s and Chick-fil-A’s growing hostilities was to stockpile their products for fear a food shortage. Surely, there’s enough chicken sandwich to go around, but don’t tell that to the founding Migos member, whose latest sales plan is to sell Popeye’s out his trunk at an inflationary rate $1000 a pop.

Chick-fil-A fancies itself the originator the “chicken sandwich” on a corporate scale. So it stands to reason that when hostilities kicked f, it was due to Popeye’s introduction a new “chicken sandwich” on their nationwide menu. As you likely heard, Popeye’s new addition has been such a hit with the clientele that drive-thru tellers have had to board up their windows for fear an uprising. 

Quavo on the other hand, is none too concerned with the risk factor posed by a zombielike crowd crossing paths with him in the parking lot. Quite the opposite. Quavo wants to rekindle the sort arrangement he once had (or still maintains) with the fiends. Instead driving up the price admission in view his streaming numbers – Quavo is here to prit on the coming apocalypse while the getting is good, Chicken shortage or not. 

Jennifer Lopez, Cardi B & Lizzo Movie, "Hustlers", Predicted To Have Big First Week

Hustlers has been getting a lot buzz for its killer cast, which includes Jennifer Lopez, Constance Wu, Cardi B, Lizzo and Keke Palmer. In addition to the big names that will be starring in it, Hustlers has an interesting and unique plot. Jennifer Lopez stars as the ringleader an operation strippers drugging and stealing money from wealthy Wall Street patrons. 

It has been shared that the film – written and directed by Lorene Scafaria – is tracking for a $24 million debut at the US box fice. Given it only cost $20 million to produce, this is a pretty big win for its production company, STX Entertainment. If Hustlers hits this mark, it will make for the indie studio’s biggest opening to date. 

The first week numbers will likely be aided by all the press that is being done for the movie and the enticing headlines that are coming out it. One the film’s leads, Fresh Off The Boat and Crazy Rich Asians star, Constance Wu, told Entertainment Weekly that Cardi B teaches her how to give a lap dance in one scene. Cardi also attracted some eyes when she posted a promotional photo on Instagram her diamond-encrusted bust

Hustlers premieres September 13. 

Rumored "PS5" Design Met With Doubt, Questions, & Memes

Playstation 5 fever has been spreading at a rapid pace. It seems as if every week a new development “leaks,” keeping Sony’s upcoming console comfortably within the public’s collective headspace. Given that Sony is currently fending f rampant Spider-Man cosplayers, some which have likely done their damndest to create home-made webbing, they need all the help they can get. Still, the PS5 remains one the most anticipated pieces technology, and will likely fly f the shelves when it eventually releases next year.

Rumored "PS5" Design Met With Doubt, Questions, & Memes

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But what will it look like? Today, we may very well have gotten a glimpse at what’s to come, by way yet another well-placed “leak.” This one arrives courtesy game developer Matthew Stott, whose original Tweet served to spread like wildfire among the curious masses. The public, wary change at the best times, was immediately compelled to respond with that old familiar defense mechanism, humor. As is their right – memes are simply expected at this point, so why dete from tradition?

Yet some the more resourceful types made sure to elevate this one to a different hype plane altogether – enter, a 3D rendering, depicting a close-to-reality look at the PlayStation 5. Could this be what Sony is keeping under wraps? And if so, can you dig it?                      

Damon Dash Says JAY-Z ‘Ain’t Sh*t’ for Taking NFL Deal

Damon Dash is putting JAY-Z on blast.

The hip-hop mogul, who co-founded Roc-A-Fella Records with Hov, is weighing in on the Roc Nation boss’ new NFL partnership, claiming the deal has exposed him as a backstabber.

“I mean everybody knows JAY ain’t shit like that. Everybody knows that,” he told Adam22 on the “No Jumper” podcast ( TMZ).

According to Dame, JAY is only out for himself. “If you ask anyone in the industry, it’s common knowledge that JAY ain’t shit,” he said. “He’s about the bag. We all know that. He’s self-preserving, period. It’s just that the people he does it to don’t have Beyoncé next to him, they don’t have that kind of power.”

He cited other instances when JAY would deceive him. “It’s not even a secret. He do that shit to me with girls,” said Dame. “I’ll be talking to a chick and I’ll be like, ‘Yo, she asked me to do this that and the third.’ And he’ll be like, ‘I wouldn’t do it.’ And then the next day he’s wifed her.”

The comments shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise considering Dame and JAY’s rocky past. He feels JAY betrayed him when he cut him out of the Roc-A-Fella deal and caused the label’s demise.

JAY-Z has been criticized for taking the NFL deal despite Colin Kaepernick still not having a job in the NFL. But despite the backlash, Dame thinks JAY is untouchable and even compared him to Trump.

“There’s always been a pattern with that dude. Everyone always forgives him,” he added. “He’s like Trump in that way. He could do anything, say anything, and everyone goes with the populist sometimes.”

Funkmaster Flex previously claimed that Jermaine Dupri was offered a similar deal to JAY-Z with the NFL, but JAY told him to turn it down. However, the So So Def mogul shot down Flex’s claim during an interview with Atlanta’s V-103. “It was never nothing like that,” he said. “He never told me don’t do what I was doing.”

Jeezy Forecasts Snow As Guest Meteorologist On The Weather Channel

It’s Jeezy week, and to cap f a week promoting and celebrating his new album, TM104: The Legend the Snowman, the Atlanta rapper stopped by his hometown’s Weather Channel studio. Jeezy kicked f his segment as guest meteorologist by introducing himself to viewers as “yours truly, the weatherman, better known as the snowman”. Given the snowman theme that has pervaded Jeezy’s work and image since he stepped onto the scene, giving a weather report was definitely an ingenious marketing idea. 

Jeezy gave a regular report until the screen switched to display a forecast calling for snow in Atlanta with “The Legend the Snowman” written at the top. He explained this weird meteorological phenomenon: “It’s gonna get to snowing, cause my album is in the streets and I am the snowman,  Atlanta, Georgia”. 

Jeezy also rocked one his iconic snowman tees, which is pretty hilarious when you remember that they were banned from schools nationwide back around the release his debut studio album, Let’s Get It: Thug Motivation 101. The shirts became incredibly popular but when school administrators realized that the snowman symbolized Jeezy’s coke-dealing past, they weren’t thrilled. Now, it all comes full circle as Jeezy releases the last instalment the Thug Motivation series through Def Jam. The top comment on The Weather Channel’s tweet calls out Jeezy for his subtle move on broadcast television, “Y’all know he’s taking about cocaine, right”.

Watch for the outtakes at the end. 

Kemba Walker Reflects On "Team USA" Snapping Its 78-Game Win Streak Vs. Australia

Aside from the lone blemish on their record, a third-place showing at the 2004 Olympics, the US Men’s Basketball team is expected to maintain a flawless win-loss record, at all costs. Unfortunately, that did not occur last night when USA Basketball was hit with a permanent stain to their record, in the form a loss to Australia by a narrow score  98-94.

Coach Popovich’s failure to will his squad members to victory, all but snaps a historic run for the US program: 78 victories in succession. After the game, Popovich and most notably, the team’s projected starting point guard Kemba Walker, were on hand to reflect on the exhibition loss.

“They say Team USA doesn’t lose. I get it. They haven’t lost in a very long time, which I understand, but it happens. Teams lose. Like I said, we’re going to take this loss and build from it,” Kemba Walker opined after the contest. “That’s all we can do. That’s all we can do is continue to try our best to get better. The real thing doesn’t start until China.”

Kemba’s not fibbing. It can be at times, rather difficult, to raise one’s “compete level” when the stakes are lowered. Hence why NBA players ten take a month or so to rear into gear upon opening tip-f. The FIBA World Cup commences in a week. Is USA’s loss to Australia a caveat or just another blip on the radar? Comment below.

Air Jordan 1 Releasing In A New Colorway For Black Friday: Photos

Jordan Brand’s never-ending lineup Air Jordan 1 colorways just continues to grow, and there are multiple all-new renditions on tap for the final months 2019. Among them, the upcoming “Obsidian/UNC” pair that is set to drop at the end August and another Chicago-inspired version on tap for November.

The latter is reportedly inspired by the brand’s “Who Said Man Was Not Meant To Fly” ad from 1985.

Early images the Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG “Who Said Man Was Not Meant To Fly” recently surfaced, revealing a st, tumbled leather construction split up between portions black and white. The Chicago vibes are completed with red detailing throughout the piping, laces and outsole.

The kicks are expected to arrive on Black Friday, November 29, for the retail price $160.

Air Jordan 1 Releasing In A New Colorway For Black Friday: Photos

Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG “Who Said Man Was Not Meant to Fly”/@Sneakertigger

Air Jordan 1 Releasing In A New Colorway For Black Friday: Photos

Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG “Who Said Man Was Not Meant to Fly”/@Sneakertigger
Air Jordan 1 Releasing In A New Colorway For Black Friday: Photos
Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG “Who Said Man Was Not Meant to Fly”/@Sneakertigger

Air Jordan 1 Releasing In A New Colorway For Black Friday: Photos

Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG “Who Said Man Was Not Meant to Fly”/@Sneakertigger

Air Jordan 1 Releasing In A New Colorway For Black Friday: Photos

Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG “Who Said Man Was Not Meant to Fly”/@Sneakertigger

Nipsey Hussle’s Family Launches Neighborhood Nip Foundation

In the wake of Nipsey Hussle’s death, the rapper’s family has launched the Neighborhood Nip Foundation.

According to the Los Angeles Times, the foundation will continue Nipsey’s efforts in his community, including creating opportunities for young people who are hoping to break into music.

It was inspired by Nipsey’s own involvement in the Watts Towers program, which gave the then-teenager access to a recording studio for free.

“We used to talk a lot about [what the Watts Towers program] meant to him. A push, a little help can go a long way, and that’s what this foundation will 100% be about,” said Hussle’s brother, Samiel Asghedom. “The foundation will be aligned with everything Nip believed in and what helped him.”

Nipsey Hussle's Family Launches Neighborhood Nip Foundation

Atlantic Records, who partnered with the rapper’s All Money In imprint to release his debut album Victory Lap last year, has already made a six-figure donation.

“They wanted to be the first to donate,” said Asghedom. “It’s important we let people know that.”

Atlantic Records chairman and CEO Craig Kallman and chairman and COO Julie Greenwald said, “Nipsey will be forever missed, but his courageous, generous spirit lives on in his incredible music and the impact he made on the community. Nip’s love for the generation coming up behind him is a big part of what’s inspiring this foundation, and we’re proud to celebrate his life by supporting his legacy.”

Before his death, Nipsey was working with PUMA on a collaborative collection with his Marathon Clothing brand. The collection will be released Sept. 5, with 100% of net proceeds going to the Neighborhood Nip Foundation.

“Nipsey always put his community first and we know he wouldn’t want it any other way,” said PUMA in a statement. “He was a visionary who believed in the power of optimism, inspiration and action and The Neighborhood Nip Foundation will continue his legacy as a champion of the people.”


Watch a Trailer for Travis Scott’s Netflix Documentary ‘Look Mom I Can Fly’

Travis Scott is bringing Astroworld to Netflix.

After announcing the project with a surprise pop-up in his hometown, the Houston rapper has debuted the trailer for his Netflix special, Look Mom I Can Fly.

The documentary, which was shot in the months surrounding the release of his chart-topping album Astroworld, chronicles his journey to superstardom and includes footage from his live shows and home videos from his childhood.

The trailer opens with La Flame performing for a small crowd at a show in 2014 before watching the same footage in present day. He is then seen raging in front of a crowd of thousands while fans their share testimonies (“He saved my life,” says one).

The 85-minute film, directed by White Trash Tyler, also features highlights from Travis’ life and career, including him becoming a father and performing at the Super Bowl. His girlfriend Kylie Jenner and their daughter Stormi also make cameos.

Travis Scott: Look Mom I Can Fly hits Netflix on Aug. 28. Watch the trailer below.