Might Quavo‘s mother have started a wave? Following Quavo’s hilariously embarrassing baby picture,Snoop Dogg decided to set his own course and pull a few relics from the stash. Dubbing the photo-series as “Puppy Dogg,” Uncle Snoop shared six pictures drawing back to when he was but a mere “nephew.” Perhaps it was his recent birthday that prompted the spur nostalgia. Perhaps it was simple desire to share with his fans and followers, many whom reached out to usher in his forty-eighth year.
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There’s not much to say about the images, except that they remind us all that even a legend like Snoop experienced his own journey. Not only from the Chuuch to the Palace, but from the high-school football field to the family function. Not to mention, each image serves as a harsh reminder that rustic film-photography is becoming a thing the past. One day every throwback baby picture will arrive with high definition resolution, touched by mild photo-editing and an abundance filters.
Happy belated birthday to Uncle Snoop, and shout out to the young pup. Check out the pics below.
Dion Waiters will be watching from the sidelines when the Miami Heat host the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday night, following a disagreement he had with head coach Erik Spoelstra during Friday’s preseason finale. The Heat ultimately opted to suspend Waiters for the season opener, citing “conduct detrimental to the team.”
Pat Riley issued the following statement regarding the suspension:
“There were a number unacceptable incidents this week, culminating with his unpressional conduct on the bench last night. As a consequence, I feel we had to suspend him.”
Waiters, 27, has come f the bench in each the four preseason games he appeared in, and he clearly isn’t happy with his role right now. He took some jabs at Spolestra on social media over the weekend, writing that he only won a title because he had LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh on his roster. Additionally, he laughed at a comment about Heat rookie Tyler Herro being better than him, and “liked” comments about him being waived or traded.
The Heat signed Waiters to a four-year, $52 million extension in July 2017, and he has averaged 12.9 points, 2.6 rebounds and 3.2 assists per game in his 74 appearances since then.
According to Heavy.com’s Sean Deveney, an anonymous NBA GM says the team has been trying to trade Waiters for almost a year now.
“They’ve been trying to trade him since last Christmas. No one was trying to take him on then. And after this kind thing suspension], it would be really hard to take him on now. He has had just kind junk attached to him just about his whole career.”
Despite said tension, many artistic alliances formed between coasts, albeit in a behind-the-scenes capacity. Case in point, Death Row’s own Daz Dillinger recently took to IG to share a crossover event for the ages. Though it’s unclear as to when this was taken, it’s certainly legendary to see The Dogg Pound linking up with The Notorious One. In fact, Daz once told VladTV that he and Biggie used to smoke weed together, even teasing a couple collabs in the stash.
True, those songs may or may not ever see the light day. But we’re never unhappy to see a new Throwback pic, especially one that unties two warring factions in such a harmonious way. Gotta love it when Bad Boy and Death Row unify.
It looks like Celtics forward Jaylen Brown may be an honorary member the A$AP Mob. On Friday night, Jaylen was celebrating his 23rd birthday with friends and family when ASAP Ferg decided to show up to dinner and gift the Celtics forward with a custom new chain.
Ferg revealed the gift on his IG Saturday morning, while wishing his “brother” a happy birthday & showing f the custom “Ferg” piece, which features Jaylen’s number (#7) in Celtic green on the backside. “Happy b-day to my brother @fchwpo . Humble soul , hard working and just good peeps. I consider you fam so had to bless you with a Ferg piece designed by me made by @willdaboss1,” he captioned the post while sharing photos from their evening.
This comes just a week or so after reports surfaced saying Jaylen turned down an $80 million dollar extension. He’s reportedly confident that he can get more on the market next Summer. “It’s really not overwhelming me or ruling my thoughts,” Brown recently told the New York Times. “I know what type talent I have. I’m confident in myself. I’m confident in my ability. It’s not something that’s keeping me up at night.”
Check out the photos & footage Brown’s new chain (below).
A confirmation has come in that New York City council is in full support Mayor De Blasio’s motion to close down Riker’s Island. The latter was reported by the Global Grind, who deduced the following comments from the NY Post: “De Blasio has made it a goal to reduce the number inmates held in city jails as part his vision for criminal-justice reform — and closing Rikers and building the new facilities is part that.” Mayor De Blasio’s efforts to shut down Rikers are dated. In fact, we reported on Jay Z supporting the mayor back in 2017 in his decision to do so as the controversial establishment has been known for its violence and corruption. The institution was centre to Hov’s documentary on the late Kalief Browder, who committed suicide at the age 22 after experiencing severe PTSD from his time at Rikers.
Now with the support the council backing up the mayor, we are hoping the detention centre will be no more. While many are happy with this news, others claim that the institution itself is not the issue, but the criminal justice system as a whole. Councilman Andy King shared an interesting perspective to the issue: “If we want to fix the criminal justice system, then let’s fix the criminal-justice system and be honest and true about us correcting that system — and not blame it on the brick and mortar Rikers Island.”
For many us, Barney & Friends was a huge figure in our childhood, and many will be happy to know that he is getting his very own movie. The live-action film will be produced by Mattel Films who is teaming up with Daniel Kaluuya, star Get Out. Kaluuya will be producing the film through his production company, 59%, along with a full team including Rowan Riley, Amanda Crichlow, David Carrico, Adam Paulsen, Bobby Hoppey, and Kevin McKeon, a representative from Mattel.
Kaluuya claims that Barney was “a ubiquitous figure in many our childhoods, then he disappeared into the shadows, left misunderstood.” That’s why he’s so excited about the project. “We’re excited to explore this compelling modern-day hero and see if his message ‘I love you, you love me’ can stand the test time.”
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Daniel Kaluuya isn’t the only one being optimistic. Robbie Brenner Mattel Films said that “Working with Daniel Kaluuya will enable us to take a completely new approach to Barney that will surprise audiences and subvert expectations.” He added, “The project will speak to the nostalgia the brand in a way that will resonate with adults, while entertaining today’s kids.”
Look out for Barney’s new movie in the near future for your chance to get “I Love You, You Love Me” stuck in your head all over again.
In promotion with her new Fenty line, Rihanna decided to share a new promo video last night on social media her upcoming lip gloss collection. While the video appears to be just like any other promotion clip, what’s interesting is that Rihanna decided to use Chris Brown’s music playing in the background.
Rihanna shared the clip on both Twitter & Instagram last night, while Brown’s song “Come Together” featuring H.E.R. is playing in the background. She captioned the post, “Gang Gang. just me and my #GlossyPosse !!! @fentybeauty.”
Chris himself even commented on Rihanna’s Instagram page, leaving a heart emoji under the comments showing “love.” Who knows why Rihanna chose to play a Chris Brown record, if for trolling reasons or if she really likes it, but we know it’s no “Best On Earth” from Russ & Bia, which Rihanna says is her favorite song out right now.
Check out the clip (below) as well as some reactions from fans who were not too happy with her song choice. What do you think?
The Game is facing backlash over claims that he’s exploiting Nipsey Hussle.
Earlier this week, the Compton rapper announced the name of his newly-launched label Prolific Records, which was inspired by the late rapper. Along with the label, he also dropped a Prolific merch collection, which sold out upon its initial release.
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However, some on social media have accused Game of trying to capitalize off Nipsey’s legacy. “No one was really using the word ‘Prolific’ as much until Nipsey passed. Then here comes The Game wanting to brand it,” tweeted one upset fan, while another added, “Watching The Game try and eat off Nipsey’s legacy is sick to watch smh.”
No one was really using the word “Prolific” as much until Nipsey passed. Then here comes The Game wanting to brand it.
The Game has responded to the criticism, claiming that he chose the “Prolific” name as an homage to his late friend. “The use of the word ‘Prolific’ by myself is only my way of helping to carry on my bro’s legacy,” he wrote on Instagram Stories. “Any merch that has been sold has my face on it, my albums is all pictures, logos etc are related to THE GAME. Out of the love for Nip, Blacc Sam, his immediate family etc I purposely did not include any pics of Nip nor his likeness & directed all traffic to @themarathonclothing as I’ve done since bro’s passing.”
The Game said he’s received blessings from Nipsey’s brother, Blacc Sam. “I’ve spoken closely to ‘Blacc Sam’ every step of the way & have had his blessing with things I’ve done to help honor bro’s name & continue his legacy,” he added. “I’ve only done things I feel bro would’ve done to keep me going if I was no longer here in the physical. Before assuming, passing judgment or running to the internet to be negative, DM me or hit me & I will be happy to respond or elaborate further to as many people as I can.”
He also claims that Faith Evans owns the Prolific trademark. “And again, ‘Prolific’ & or the use of it for any monetary gain has to be cleared or consented by @therealfaithevans as she’ s owned #PROLIFICMUSICGROUP for over 15 years ! ! ! ! My heart is pure & so are my intentions.”
Following Nipsey’s passing in March, Game penned daily tributes to him on social media and also got a portrait of the slain MC tatted on his back. He is now gearing up to release his final album Born 2 Rap in November.
Yung Miami and her boyfriend, producer Southside, welcomed a baby girl on Friday, Oct. 18. The City Girls rapper, whose real name is Caresha Brownlee, announced her daughter’s arrival on Instagram along with her name–Summer Miami.
“Summer Miami So happy & blessed,” wrote the proud mom.
She also shared the first photos of her newborn baby in the hospital wrapped in a pink blanket while sleeping alongside her father. A second photo showed Summer lying on her stomach while wearing a ruffly pink dress and a diaper with her name on it.
“I’m convinced I have to be Chinese or Asian! My baby is everything,” Yung Miami wrote on Instagram Stories.
This is the second child for Yung Miami, who has a 6-year-old son named Jai from a previous relationship.
Her fellow City Girl JT, who was released from prison earlier this month, also welcomed Summer into the world. “So I can finally express how happy I am that summers here,” tweeted JT. “Snook snook is beautiful just like her mommy.”
The “Act Up” duo is wasting no time getting back to work. They are readying a new album for release in the next 90 days, according to Quality Control CEO Pierre “Pee” Thomas.
So I can finally express how happy I am that summers here
Christmas is only a couple months ago, and to celebrate Netflix has decided to come through and share its upcoming lineup holiday-themed movies and TV shows coming to the streaming giant this year.
Between November 1 and December 30, Netflix will be streaming a ton fun-filled family comedies, festive romantic dramas, Netflix originals, and much more. Standouts include Klaus, The Knight Before Christmas, and A Cinderella Story: Christmas Wish to name a few. There’s even an Netflix original titled “Holiday in the Wild,” which stars Rob Lowe and is about a divorcée who embarks on a safari in Zambia where she rediscovers herself while working at a local elephant sanctuary.
Check out a glimpse at what to expect from Netflix’s holiday lineup (below). What flick or show are you excited to catch?
November 1 Holiday in the Wild Christmas Break-In Christmas Survival Elliot the Littlest Reindeer Holly Star Santa Girl The Christmas Candle Christmas in the Heartland
November 4 A Holiday Engagement Christmas Crush Dear Santa
November 8 Let it Snow The Great British Baking Show: Holidays: Season 2
November 15 Klaus
November 21 The Knight Before Christmas
November 22 Nailed It! Holiday!: Season 2
November 26 Super Monsters Save Christmas True: Winter Wishes
November 28 Holiday Rush Merry Happy Whatever
November 29 Sugar Rush Christmas
December 1 A Cinderella Story: Christmas Wish
December 2 Team Kaylie: Part 2 (Holiday Episode)
December 5 A Christmas Prince: The Royal Baby
December 6 Magic For Humans: Season 2 (Holiday Episode) Spirit Riding Free: The Spirit Christmas
December 9 A Family Reunion Christmas
December 24 Lost in Space: Season 2
December 30 Alexa & Katie: Season 3 (Holiday Episode)
Future WWE Hall Famer Triple H has undergone a number character changes throughout his career but the one constant has been his devastating finisher, The Pedigree.
Whether he was going by Hunter Hearst Helmsley, The Game, The Cerebral Assassin any his other nicknames, The Pedigree was the move that put down countless foes including The Undertaker, John Cena, Daniel Bryan, Stone Cold Steve Austin and Sting. So where did that iconic finisher originate?
In the first installment FOX’s “The Story Of,” the WWE COO explained how the pedigree came to life.
“It’s interesting, the Pedigree, for me started actually when I was training with Killer Kowalski,” Triple H recalls (H/T Fightful).
“Kowalski used to do it a spot where he’d put a guy’s head between his knees and he would jump up and just kind jar their neck. It just dawned on me that if he kept going straight down to his knees, it was like a sort a version a piledriver. And as I looked at it, I thought, well, if you held the guy’s arms, it would be very clearly a piledriver, so it started out as that in my mind, I’ve always thought that it was something very unique that I had never seen done before, it sort slowly evolved in to me hooking the arms behind the guy’s back and then jumping up and having them, you know, come down full body face first.”
As seen in the video embedded above, Triple H then went on to explain how Seth Rollins asked if he could start using the pedigree as his finisher back in 2015. Of course, The Cerebral Assassin was in full support Rollins using the move.
“I was like, ‘if you think that benefits you, please do. Like, I would be honored.’ And, you know, and it worked for him for a while. So, yeah, I was happy for him to do it. You know there’s moments in your career where there are things like they say imitation is the sincerest form flattery. So that for me, if he felt like it was meaningful to him, I was glad he could use it and get something out it.”
Check out some The Game’s most memorable Pedigrees below.
The Sunday Service Tour may be upsetting to some, but Kanye West continues to visit churches, colleges, and concert venues nationally spreading his message faith and music. The Jesus Is King artist has held f on delivering his highly-anticipated record, aside from playing the album in its entirety for a Detroit audience, but that hasn’t stopped Ye from ruffling a few feathers with his comments about President Donald Trump, new slaves, and black America. No matter how controversial his personal beliefs are to some, Kanye is welcomed with open arms.
However, Bryant recently addressed his congregation online and at his church to let them know that Kanye gave them a significant donation. Not long after receiving the funds, Bryant claims he consulted with his team and decided they didn’t want to keep the money because the rapper’s support Trump.
“To say that you unashamedly support Donald Trump…he called the mother continent Africa a collection s-hole nations. Smacking the entire diaspora in the year the anniversary the year the return…I don’t align with the statements Kanye West. I don’t endorse it, nor do I subscribe to it. And I am not a runaway slave. To that end, Mr. west made a significant donation to New Birth Cathedral. But I do not want to be guilty double speech. I met with my team today and the donation that he made to our church, I am now redirecting. I’m going to be giving that donation he gave to Morris Brown College.”
Kanye’s mother, the late Dr. Donda West, was a pressor at Morris Brown, so Bryant stated he plans on using the rapper’s donation as a scholarship. In addition to his video clip, Bryant announced his plans to his megachurch during their Sunday service. “I know what Donda West represented while at Morris Brown and her mind for African American literature was to empower, equip and engage students to be something radical that could change community and change society.”
He added, “On this day, we want to open up, in the honor Donda West, the foundational scholarship in her name. I am doing so on behalf prayerful expectation, on behalf her son who I am praying will, through the power God, come back to rightful consciousness on what it means to equip and empower our people.”
The ‘Gram – Congrats are in order for City Girls’ Yung Miami as she gave birth to her daughter on Friday (October 18). She made the announcement on Instagram captioning she was “so happy and blessed.”
The photo showed the newborn named Summer sleeping along with the Grammy-nominated producer Southside, the child’s father and Miami’s boyfriend. Her group member, JT commented, “Auntie snook snook now it’s 3 city girls let’s get it.”
Miami’s pregnancy took a tumultuous turn when she was a victim of a drive-by shooting. Luckily, no one was harmed in the attack. Since then, after much anticipation, JT was finally freed from prison, which brought her and fans of the rap duo much joy.
This is the Florida rapper’s second child; she has a son from a previous relationship. As for Southside, this marks his sixth child. Lil Kim, London On Da Track, LaLa, Quality Control bosses Pierre “Pee” Thomas and Kevin “Coach K” Lee all congratulated Miami in the comment section of her post.
YouTube has settled a longstanding DMCA dispute with a man from Nebraska. Christopher Brady used YouTube DMCA take down notices to extort channel owners.
YouTube has long received criticism for how it handles take down requests under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). Channels that receive three copyright infringement strikes can be banned, effectively losing their livelihood. Scammers have taken advantage of the situation by extorting channel owners for payments PayPal or bitcoin.
Last month, YouTube sued Christopher Brady and accused him of by making false claims. Brady would pretend to be the legitimate owner of the content and issue two copyright strikes against unsuspecting channels. Then he would send a message extorting payment to avoid a third strike that could ban the channel entirely.
YouTube submitted an agreed judgment and permanent injunction in Nebraska federal court today. The order prevents Brady form filing fake copyright claims — he also agreed to pay $25,000 for his misconduct. Brady must to everyone he extorted using the YouTube DMCA takedown platform.
“I, Christopher L. Brady, admit that I sent dozens of notices to YouTube falsely claiming that material uploaded by YouTube users infringed my copyrights. I apologize to the YouTube users that I directly impacted by my actions, to the YouTube community, and to YouTube itself,” the apology reads.
Courts have yet to sign off on the proposed judgement and injunction, but that could happen soon. Right now, it’s not clear if affected users will receive any compensation for the misuse of the copyright system. YouTube says it’s happy with the outcome and will “continue to work to prevent abuse of our systems.”
The copyright take down system YouTube currently employs has drawn criticism in the past. The fact that some random troll from Nebraska was able to extort several smaller YouTube channels is proof. The system needs to be fixed for the rights holders and content creators because it is broken.
West Hollywood, CA – Over the course of Philthy Rich‘s 10-year rap career, the self-proclaimed East Oakland legend estimates that he’s made millions from music alone as an independent artist and it’s not hard to believe.
Philthy is one of the most consistent acts coming out of the Bay Area. He’s pushed out over 50 mixtapes in the past decade, including his latest release Big 59, named after his block.
“It represents the hood and Sem God,” he explains to HipHopDX over champagne and lobster pizza at Berri’s Cafe in West Hollywood. “It’s being a God where I am from. We all Gods, kings and queens.”
His 30-track LP Big 59 boasts features from fellow rap artists such as Iamsu!, Skeme, ALLBLACK and OMB Peezy, among others.
One frequent collaborator missing from the lineup is Mozzy, whom he’s been in a cold war with for nearly a year due to “politics” concerning the Internal Affairs rapper’s relationship to San Francisco icon, Messy Marv. The album’s title track, “Big 59,” also happens to be aimed at the Sacramento rapper, as a result of a collection of diss songs they exchanged between each other, including Philthy’s “Don’t Forget” and Mozzy’s “Chill Phillipe,” last year.
“When everything went down, it took me to have to reach out to him, like, ‘Bro, what’s going on? What is all this? What’s going on?’ I know where it came from,” he explains. “I still have the conversation from him in a text message but I just ain’t never put it out there. I think sometimes people make the wrong decisions.”
As for if the two will ever reconcile, the answer seems to be up in the air. For now, it appears Mozzy has chosen Marv over Philthy.
“We haven’t talked or seen each other since then so I don’t know,” he says. “I don’t take it threatening. I’m really not too much worried about it but salute to him. I wish him much success. We just gotta agree to disagree.”
Nevertheless, Philthy loves his hometown. He constantly gives back to the city that raised him with philanthropic programs such as his 100 Red Bottoms Giveaway, blessing students who have earned a 3.0 GPA or higher with a pair of Christian Louboutins and a backpack for the upcoming school year. He’s also known for his turkey giveaways during Thanksgiving and toy drives during Christmas.
Giving back to his community is a big part of who he is and so is being an entrepreneur. The 36-year-old rap vet has his own cannabis strain called Killzone Gelato, runs Royalty Salon out in Vallejo, California, breeds English Bulldogs and owns Las Vegas-based clothing store, Hood Rich.
Being an astute businessman hasn’t always been easy, however, and like most entrepreneurs, Philthy took a few misfortunes to the chin in order to win big.
“I take losses all the time, just dealing with different bitches and businesses,” he says. “I took a loss when I opened my clothing store. I invested my money into it and it was shut down the day after opening. I couldn’t open the doors for six months and I was fighting to get it back. I had to get a lawyer.”
Unfortunately, someone got robbed at his store the day of opening and authorities accused him of having something to do with it.
“Why would I rob somebody at my store?” he asks rhetorically.
His answer to overcoming adversity is to stick it out and never quit, which has been fundamental to his longevity.
“There have always been times that I wanted to not go so hard or focus on music, do different things while dealing with different businesses, family, and getting discouraged at times,” he recalls. “I’m sure every artist has, but if this is something you love, you stick with it.”
“I feel like just working, staying consistent, always working, never being content, keep going hard and keep putting out good music,” he adds as a reason to why he’s remained resilient over the years.
Though he doesn’t like to pick favorites, he points out the most meaningful track on Big 59 is “Amen,” which was filmed in front of The Marathon Clothing store, where the late Nipsey Hussle tragically lost his life in March.
For him, transitioning fully into music happens to be one of his biggest financial risks.
“Giving up the streets and focusing on music was a big risk because you have to fund music,” he says. “You have to pay for things in a certain way however you get to the money, then me realizing, ‘Okay, I’m done with that, I’m going to do something better and hopefully, this could put me in a better position.’ That’s a risk right there because you might get in music and flop or you might take off. I might have been making more money doing that than this. The transition is crazy.”
While artists, such as Tekashi 6ix9ine, are using the hood as a novelty feature in order to gain clout coins and run up a bag, Philthy points out real ones from the hood want out — not in.
“When you’re really not from the hood, it’s going to be exposed,” he says. “You can then try to use it and promote it but the real hood niggas they want to get out, they don’t want to stay in the hood forever. If you want to use it or promote it, or pay people to say you’re from here, or protect you, or be in videos with you, that won’t last so long. It’s not going to make everybody happy. When you ain’t genuine it’s going to be brought to the light.”
Growing up, he didn’t have much. He remembers always having to share a room with his brothers, which to this day drives his undying motivation to strive for more.
“I just want to keep branding myself to become a bigger businessman,” he says. “I see myself doing everything on a major level, whether it’s signing to a deal or buying the whole block, I’m just going to keep aiming higher and higher every time. I might go buy an apartment complex and rent it out. Everything is bigger to me because when you come from nothing and you didn’t even have your own room growing up, for you to buy an apartment complex and rent it out…”
There is no end goal for Philthy Rich because he wants it all. Big 59 is merely a means to building the legacy he’s currently leading right in his own community.