Yung Miami & Joseline Hernandez Threaten Each Other On IG Over Hazel-E Diss Track

Tuesday evening was a cluster drama on Instagram between City Girls rapper Yung Miami as she battled against Hazel-E and Joseline Hernandez. Hazel has previously accused City Girls sampling her 2017 track “Actin Up” and using it for their hit 2018 song “Act Up” without permission or credit. Yung Miami has defended her single, asserting that no one affiliated with the production “Act Up” took anything from Hazel. The two engaged in a brief social media spat, but Hazel wasn’t finished. It seems that the Love & Hip Hop Hollywood star is looking to capitalize f the moment by dropping a diss track titled “Add It Up.” In it, Hazel targets City Girls, Quality Control Music, and Lil Yachty who helped pen “Act Up.”

Hazel talks about everyone under the sun on her scathing record, including family members her targets. Yung Miami issued a warning after hearing the song, writing “Just know when I see you sir I’m beating your ass on sight for speaking on my mom and my son you lame ass hoe!” Hazel’s friend, former Love & Hip Hop Atlanta star Joseline Hernandez, showed support for Hazel in her comments, so Joseline became Yung Miami’s second target.

Joseline hopped on camera to give Hazel-E a shout out and to tell Yung Miami that she’s about that life. Things were already messy, but the ladies just go back and forth, video for video, as the City Girls rapper continuously asks Joseline to meet up.

“Ian bout to play with no mans on coke y’all hoes want attention now y’all got it!,” Yung Miami wrote in a post. “On my son I will beat either one you hoes to death just cause b*tches throw drinks and pull hair cross tables on TV don’t do sh*t to me! I’m from Miami I don’t see none that commercial sh*t joseline you on coke bad you get high eat p*ssy for fun who respects you hoe? Hazel you wish you were signed to QC nobody know you or your music… what checks you signing you delusional ass b*tch you was crying for berg to help with your career you clown ass b*tch.”

Like many other internet beefs that exist, nothing came this one. We’re hoping that they can keep it on wax and realize that throwing hands over this just isn’t that serious.

Denzel Curry Announces Forthcoming Album "ZUU" Release Date

In 2018, Denzel Curry took hip hop by storm with his Billboard 200 charting album TA13OO, and following his critically-acclaimed release is his sophomore effort ZUU that’s set to drop on May 31 on Loma Vista Recordings. The Florida spitter recently delivered his blazing single “RICKY,” a track named after his father that was paired with an accompanying, backyard brawling visual in tribute to his brother. His unique artistry is refreshing as Curry bends from the norm and creates a lane for himself while taking hold his eccentricities without allowing them to become f-putting.

The lyricist has been hailed by newcomers and established artists alike as they clamor to collaborate with the flourishing artist. With ZUU, it’s said that listeners will find Curry “returning to his South Florida roots both sonically and thematically.” The rapper is fresh f performing at Miami’s Rolling Loud festival and beginning May 29 he’ll be touring with Billie Eilish throughout North America until July 13. In late July and August, he’ll be hitting the road with $uicideBoy$. Back in December, the rapper also revealed that he’ll be embarking on a headlining European tour and tickets for those shows will go on sale this Friday.

Denzel Curry Announces Forthcoming Album "ZUU" Release Date

Upcoming Tour Dates

5/24-5/26 Boston, MA @ Boston Calling
5/29 – San Francisco, CA @ Bill Graham Civic Auditorium^
5/31 – Portland, OR @ Moda Center^
6/1 – New York, NY @ Governor’s Ball
6/2 – Redmond, WA @ Marymoor Park^
6/4 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Great Saltair^
6/5 – Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheater^
6/7 – Kansas City, MO @ Silverstein Eye Centers Arena^
6/8 – Minneapolis, MN @ The Armory^
6/9 – Chicago, IL @ Aragon Ballroom^
6/11 – Toronto, ON @ Budweiser Stage^
6/12 – Laval, QC @ Place Bell^
6/14 – Boston, MA @ Rockland Trust Bank Pavilion^
6/15 – Philadelphia, PA @ The MET Philadelphia^
6/18 – New York, NY @ The Rotop at Pier 17
6/19 – New York, NY @ Radio City Music Hall^
6/20 – Washington, DC @ The Anthem^
6/21- Nashville, TN @ Ascend Amphitheater^
6/22 – Charlotte, NC @ The Underground
6/23 – Atlanta, GA @ Chastain Park^
6/27 – Shepton Mallet, UK @ Glastonbury Festival
6/28 – Wretcher, BE @ Rock Wretcher
6/29 – Stockholm, SE @ Lollapalooza Stockholm
6/30 – St. Petersburg, RU @ Locals Only Festival
7/3 – Oslo, NO @ Kadetten
7/4 – Roskilde, DK @ Roskilde Festival
7/5 – Zamardi, HU @ Balaton Sound
7/6 – Dublin, IE @ Longitude
7/7 – London, UK @ Wireless
7/9 – Los Angeles, CA @ Shrine Expo Hall
7/10 – Los Angeles, CA @ Shrine Expo Hall
7/11 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Greek Theatre^
7/13 – San Diego, CA @ Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theater^
7/14 – Louisville, KY @ Forecastle
7/21 – Seattle, WA @ Capitol Hill Block Party
7/27 – San Diego, CA @ SOMA*
7/28 – Phoenix, AZ @ Rawhide Event Center*
7/30 – Dallas, TX @ The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory*
7/31 – Houston, TX @ Revention Music Center*
8/1-8/4 – Chicago, IL @ Lollapalooza
8/2-8/4 – Montreal, QC @ Osheaga
8/7 – Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theatre*
8/9 – Brooklyn, NY @ Ford Amphitheatre*
8/9-8/11 – San Francisco, CA @ Outside Lands
8/13 – Detroit, MI @ Masonic Temple Theatre*
8/14 – Milwaukee, MI @ Eagles Ballroom*
8/18 – Bonner Springs, KS @ Providence Medical Center Amphitheatre*
8/19 – Denver, CO @ The Mission Ballroom*
8/21 – Magna, UT @ The Great Saltair*
8/23 – Los Angeles, CA @ Shrine Expo Hall*

12/3 – London, UK @ The Roundhouse
12/5 – Dublin, UK @ The Helix
12/6 – Manchester, UK @ Academy 2
12/8 – Tilburg, NL @ 013
12/9 – Paris, FR @ Salle Wagram
12/10 – Brussels, BE @ AB
12/11 – Cologne, DE @ Carlswerk Victoria
12/13 – Hamburg, DE@ Docks
12/17 – Esch-Sur-Alzette, LU @ Rockhal Club

^ = w/ Billie Eilish
* = w/ $uicideBoy$

Will Smith Gets Jiggy With It & Wears Suggestive Genie Lamp Costume On "Ellen"

It’s undeniable that Will Smith is one the most endearing entertainers in the industry. Earlier today he was a guest on Ellen, and from the moment he stepped on stage he made sure to give the screaming audience an interactive performance. Smith walked out to his 1998 Big Willie Style hit “Gettin’ Jiggy Wit It,” and instead letting the song fade as he took his seat, he proceeded to rap the first verse before the audience chimed in for the “na na” chorus.

The star was visiting Ellen to promote his film Aladdin that hits theaters this Friday. There’s been some criticism over his portrayal “Genie” as some diehard Disney fans can’t see anyone reprising a role that Robin Williams made popular. However, Smith made the role his own, drawing inspiration from both the late actor and hip hop.  

“The music is where I found my ‘in’ to the Genie,” Smith explained. “‘A Friend Like Me’ was the first song that I messed with in the studio and then I found that hip hop flavor.” He added, “I was like, ‘Oh, I can just use my Fresh Prince persona and use that ’cause the Genie’s been forward and back in time, so he can pull references from anywhere. So I mirrored that. The hip hop ‘in’ was where I saw I could put my own signature while maintaining the nostalgic value.”

Showing he’s dedicated to promoting Aladdin by any means necessary, Smith even came out dressed in a genie’s lamp costume that was slightly…suggestive. Smith quipped that this part the show would be edited out, but Ellen made it clear that it wouldn’t. The audience chuckled as Ellen kept looking at the costume. Then she said, “It’s been a while since I’ve seen a lamp so I don’t know what size it should be.” To wrap things up, Ellen wanted to help Smith get over his fear mice, and that, course, was yet another hilarious turn for his visit. Check it all out below.

Megan Thee Stallion Is A Weapon-Toting Superhero In “Realer” Video

Hip Hop’s favorite Hot Girl Meg kicks off summer with a video for “Realer,” off her just-released project Fever. 

“Houston has a problem. Megan Thee Stallion and Thee Hotties will solve it,” reads the clip’s opening text, introducing us to a fictional hater known as “Ill Will Jackson.”  We’re shown a fiery-haired Meg and her three accomplices combating said enemy all throughout Houston, as Meg remains front and center while spitting her bars.

Complete with golden weapons, a vintage convertible, and various warm-colored backgrounds, the Munachi Osegbu-directed clip is reminiscent of a 70s action film. Osegbu is also credited with bringing Meg’s “Big Ol’ Freak” video to life.

The visual comes on the heels of Meg’s recent BET nomination for Best Female Hip Hop act, as well as the her first cover story the Fader, where she infamously speaks on the difficulty of being a woman in Hip Hop, “[And then] being a girl too — they criticize you harder than they criticize men,” she says, “If I was out there making little noises like Uzi and Carti be making, they would not rock with that. And not saying that they don’t be going hard, because we definitely finna turn up to both of them, but if it was a chick, like — no.”

Check out the full video above.

Phonte & Rapper Big Pooh Are Returning As Little Brother

Durham, NC – Hip Hop fans of the 2000s underground rap scene are in luck as Little Brother has officially announced its return to the stage and studio.

The seminal group revealed its reunion to DJ Booth, however there’s one catch. Little Brother is coming back as two-thirds of its original lineup comprised of Phonte and Rapper Big Pooh and without its DJ and producer 9th Wonder.

“I’m excited to announce that my brother Big Pooh and I are back at work,” Phonte wrote in an email. “New Little Brother music and a tour are coming soon. After conversations with 9th Wonder following our Art of Cool reunion show in Durham last year, the three of us mutually agreed it was best for LB to continue as a duo, as Pooh and I have officially been Little Brother since 2007.”

The Grammy-winning producer gave his blessing for the reunion and to carry on the LB name without his involvement.

The Justus League’s leading MCs will perform at the upcoming Hopscotch Music Festival which is in Raleigh, North Carolina from September 5 through 7.

Little Brother released four albums, culminating with 2010’s Leftback. Little Brother’s first two albums — The Listening in 2003 and The Minstrel Show 2005 — were the most critically acclaimed of its catalog during their tenure together as a trio.

After Little Brother’s split from 9th Wonder and eventual dissolution in 2005, Phonte and Pooh have continued as solo acts and released other collaborative projects.

Phonte has released five albums with jazz rap fusion band The Foreign Exchange and three of his own LPs, including No New Is Good News in 2018. Pooh has released 12 solo albums including RPM in 2018 and albums with producers Apollo Brown and Nottz.

Phonte and Big Pooh have periodically performed together and released tracks under Little Brother’s name since 2007.

Relive their albums down below.

The Notorious B.I.G. Getting Brooklyn Street Named In His Honor

Brooklyn, NY – A block in Brooklyn where The Notorious B.I.G. spent his formative years is being named in his honor. Rolling Stone reports the stretch of St. James Place between Gates Avenue and Fulton Street will now be called Christopher Wallace Way.

Last Wednesday (May 15), the Brooklyn Community Board 2 voted to approve the re-naming petition 33 to one, with four abstentions. The dedication is expected to be approved by the City Council and Mayor Bill De Blasio soon.

“Honoring Biggie symbolizes more than just one man,” initiative leader LeRoy McCarthy said. “It symbolizes a culture. It symbolizes a borough. It symbolizes a people, and Hip Hop is worldwide.”

In a video clip of the Community Board 2 hearing, Juliet Cullen-Cheung — Transportation and Public Safety Committee Board Chair — said the effort to dedicate Christopher Wallace Way has received support from Council Member Laurie Cumbo and New York Congressman Hakeem Jeffries, despite pushback from those who take issue with the profanity and misogyny in Biggie’s lyrics.

To that, Cullen-Cheung said, “Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who is a champion of feminist rights, is happy with her moniker, Notorious RBG.”

The initiative got off the ground several years ago but was initially shut down.

“[The Notorious B.I.G.] started selling drugs at 12,” CB2 committee member’s Lucy Koteen said at the time. “He was a school dropout at 17. He was arrested for drugs and weapons charge. He was arrested for parole violations. He was arrested in North Carolina for crack cocaine. In 1996 he was again arrested for assault.

“He had a violent death and physically the man is not exactly a role model for youth. I don’t see how this guy was a role model and frankly it offends me.”

But, Hip Hop has clearly prevailed and Christopher Wallace Way will finally become a reality. According to Billboard, the dedication ceremony is scheduled for June 10. Several members of Biggie’s family are expected to the public ceremony, including his mother Voletta Wallace.

May 21 (today) just happens to be the slain rapper’s 47th birthday. Bump some Biggie in his honor above.

Ciara Accepted to Harvard Business School

Ciara is headed to Harvard Business School after releasing her seventh studio album, Beauty Marks, earlier this month.

The singer released the album under her own label, Beauty Marks Entertainment.  But maybe there’s more business acumen to be gained.

Just yesterday, Ciara revealed on Instagram that she was accepted to Harvard’s Business of Entertainment, Media, and Sports (BEMS) program.  The admission process for this program is selective based on professional achievement and organizational responsibilities.

That’s not exactly Harvard Harvard, but it’s a rigorous enough executive program.  Earlier, hip hop producer Swizz Beatz also attended Harvard, with both getting in based on their significant cultural and career accomplishments.

Swizz (aka Kasseem Dean) is undoubtedly a smart guy, though his time on the HBS campus may have provoked some deeper business thinking.  Just recently, Dean blasted streaming services for not paying artists and rights owners enough, with broader analytical questions being posed.

“Streaming became very important as a database, but is that database translating into real currency like what we were doing in the late 90s, selling 10 million records?” Beatz questioned.

According to Harvard’s description, students of the BEMS program learn how to develop and execute more effective business strategies.  The program also focuses on the analysis of business and technology trends with various industries. The BEMS program also teaches its students how to launch and manage creative products and portfolios more strategically.

In her celebratory post on Instagram, Ciara said she always dreamed of attending college, but her music career came first.

“I always dreamt of going to college, but by God’s grace, my music career took me on a path that I’m so thankful for. This week I got accepted into Harvard! Words cannot describe my excitement!”

Ciara’s most recent album, Beauty Marks, has sold 135,000 album equivalent units globally. The album also has 208 million views on YouTube.

Separately, Ciara has also recently teamed up with husband Russell Wilson to launch a .  Why Not You Productions is a collaboration between Ciara and the NFL star to develop film, TV, and digital content.  The production company will focus on heavily on creating inspirational and aspirational narratives, as well as human interest stories.

 

May 21 Is Now John Singleton Day In L.A.

Los Angeles, CA – The late John Singleton’s hometown of Los Angeles is celebrating his legacy with a day named in his honor. Los Angeles City Council President Herb J. Wesson Jr. has officially declared May 21, 2019 as “John Singleton Day.”

“There is not enough that can be said about John Singleton and the profound impact he made in his 51 years of life,” Wesson said in a press release. “In a time and in an industry where all the odds were stacked against him, John overcame and became the best at his craft. And more than maybe anyone, he opened people’s eyes to a reality and an experience of South Los Angeles that had been overlooked by society.”

He added, “Now in Los Angeles, this day is a time to celebrate John and his legacy. It’s far sooner than we should have to, but there is so much to celebrate.”

Remember John Singleton As A Film & Hip Hop Legend

Singleton passed away last month at the age of 51. The cause of death was listed as acute ischemic stroke, intracerebral hemorrhage and hypertension.

The acclaimed filmmaker left an indelible mark on Hip Hop as the director of such movies as Boyz N The Hood and Baby Boy.

Singleton famously gave Ice Cube the N.W.A rapper’s first acting role, launching a film career that’s spanned more than two decades.

Los Angeles Announces May 21st As John Singleton Day

Beloved filmmaker John Singleton sadly passed away last month, leaving fans, friends and family members with broken hearts. John passed at the age 51 after suffering a stroke that put in a coma where he was then taken f life support.  We’ve rounded up some the tributes made by the hip hop community and it’s now been announced that May 21st will be John Singleton Day in Los Angeles. 

Los Angeles Announces May 21st As John Singleton Day
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“There is not enough that can be said about John Singleton and the pround impact he made in his 51 years life,” City Council President Herb Wesson said.

“In a time and in an industry where all the odds were stacked against him, John overcame and became the best at his craft. And more than maybe anyone, he opened people’s eyes to a reality and an experience South Los Angeles that had been overlooked by society. Now in Los Angeles this day is a time to celebrate John and his legacy. It’s far sooner than we should have to, but there is so much to celebrate.”

John’s contributions to the film industry will live on and never be forgotten as Poetic Justice, Boyz N The Hood, Baby Boy, Shaft, Rose Wood and more are timeless, impactful movies. 

Kid Cudi Featured In “Westworld” Season 3 Trailer

Los Angeles, CA – HBO has captivated viewers around the world with the final season of Game of Thrones. Now, the media giant is playing on the heartstrings of Hip Hop fans after revealing Kid Cudi’s role in season three of the sci-fi series Westworld.

Starring alongside Aaron Paul, the trailer shows Cudi in a prison-style jumpsuit about a minute into the brief synopsis of the new season. The Grammy-winning rapper appears to be as excited as his fans are about the role too. He sharing his enthusiasm — emoji — with a Twitter follower on Sunday (May 19).

In a recent series of tweets, Cudi updated his fans on his creative process. He alluded to working on other projects and said new music was in his plans but not until 2020. He assured fans, “It’ll all make sense soon.”

Outside of his music and acting, Cudi has also entered a new partnership with adidas. Their collaboration is due out later this year.

"Love & Hip Hop Atlanta" Star Karlie Redd Reveals Her Real Age

Anybody who watches Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta knows that Karlie Redd’s age has been a mystery for a long time. She’s never been that adamant about giving people an accurate number, allowing them to guess and see how close they get. She looks like she could be in her late twenties, or maybe her early thirties, but few people would probably have landed on the correct number. During an appearance on The Real, Karlie admitted her true age to the audience, confirming rumours that have been flying around for years.

"Love & Hip Hop Atlanta" Star Karlie Redd Reveals Her Real Age
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We’ve been told to never ask a lady about her age but the hosts The Real threw that rule out the window and came through with the important questions. Asking if it was true that she’s actually 45-years-old, Karlie confirmed and added that she’s still so confused why her age has become a trending topic. “I have no idea why people care so much],” said the entertainer. One the hosts explained that since she looks so young, fans will always be intrigued to find out she’s actually in her forties. 

Now that the cat’s out the bag, Karlie Redd can go back to LHHATL and stir up some new drama. What do you think is next?

Kodak Black Served With Lawsuit While Behind Bars

When it rains, it pours, and lately, Kodak Black has been drenched. The 21-year-old rapper is currently behind bars in Florida after being arrested prior to his performance at the Miami hip hop festival Rolling Loud. This recent arrest reportedly stems from Kodak falsifying information when he attempted to purchase a firearm. His team has been working diligently to get him released on bond, but their efforts have yet to yield the result they desire. In turn, they’ve shared his prison mailing address, hoping that fans will send the rapper love as he awaits upcoming court dates.

Kodak Black Served With Lawsuit While Behind Bars
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However, not everyone is disappointed that Kodak is locked up. A concert promoter used the opportunity to serve the rapper with legal papers regarding a lawsuit that he filed against Kodak last month. According to The Blasta man named Nicholas Fitts has accused the Florida rapper not fulfilling his end a contractual agreement. Fitts states that Kodak was scheduled to perform in New York on March 3, 2017, but pulled a no-show. They agreed that he would make up the show by performing a month later in April, but once again Kodak was nowhere to be found. 

After failing to deliver twice, the promoter claims that they settled on a third date but that didn’t happen, either. Fitts is seeking an excess $500,000 in damages.

Dr. Dre Accused Of Clout Chasing Off Nipsey Hussle’s Death

Let’s start with the obvious — at this stage in his career, Dr. Dre has nothing left to prove. In terms of clout, he has about the most possible for any Hip Hop pioneer.

But despite his pedigree, several social media users are accusing the prolific producer of exploiting Nipsey Hussle’s death. Eight days after the tragic shooting, a video of The Game’s Instagram Story was posted to YouTube, showing him in the studio with Snoop Dogg and Dre.

Instagram photos from the session also show Dre and Game posing next to a portrait of the slain rapper, which evidently sparked controversy online due to an old interview Nip did with Bootleg Kev in 2013.

During Nip’s conversation with Kev, Nip addressed a line on “Mr. Untouchable” referencing Dre and the notion Dre didn’t support him or other burgeoning West Coast gangsta rappers.

“What I said about the Dre situation was just me being a real nigga,” Nip said. “It wasn’t like a direct shot. It was just like me speaking what was true to me at the moment. We doing us, and we gonna push regardless of co-signs, help, people coming down dropping ropes. I felt like if I’m sitting back in the game, and I’m watching Nipsey Hussle, and I’m watching Dom Kennedy, and I’m watching YG at that moment developing a situation, I just felt like what I would do — I wouldn’t spend money.

“I wouldn’t necessarily offer financial support, but I would do what I do to these young dudes that I see. I would acknowledge they grind. Because when it’s impossible to miss, and you don’t acknowledge it, that’s becomes intentionally not acknowledging it.”

Nip also mentions Dre on the cut “Keys 2 The City,” suggesting the N.W.A legend had decided not to work with him.

“Hussle, hussle, Dre passed, Def Jam, Capital Alantic too/Thought that I’ll be dead or doing life, ’cause what I rap is true/Just another you know who,” he spit. That line in particular gave Nipsey fans more ammo to build their case.

As a result, Twitter lit up with reactions to Dre’s photo with the Nip portrait. Some found it disgusting while others deemed it sad Nip was never able to work with one of his West Coast predecessors.

Check out some of the reactions below.

"Love & Hip Hop Atlanta" Star Che Mack Exposes Her Cheating Baby Daddy

Since the new season Love & Hip Hop Atlanta kick-started, we maintained detailed episode recapitulations which you may retrieve here. Moreover, every new episode fers viewers their weekly dose ratchet entertainment. Although most recently, Love & Hip Hop Hollywood stars Marcus Black & Brooke Valentine quietly welcomed a baby girl. And the latter occurred shortly after Erica Dixon birthed a set healthy twins. Such great news cannot keep us from remembering what the franchise is truly all about: drama, drama and more drama. As such, a teaser for the upcoming episode has dropped and revealed that resurging character Che Mack is in for some bad news.

The troubling discovery appeared in the teaser. Che Mack discusses how her baby’s father has been creeping with other women and even doing so around their child. To add insult to injuries, Che Mack has been working extremely hard throughout the entire season both pressionally as a DJ and personally as a mother. Hence, we may understand why the artist feels disrespected, that is especially considering she was “holding her man down” while he pursued his rap dreams. As tumultuous as this episode appears to be, we’ll get all the answers tonight. 

Moreover, you may expect a recap for it the following day, on Tuesday. 

Erica Mena Reponds To Safaree Break-Up & Cheating Rumors

With all the drama that’s been going on with Joe Budden and Cyn Santana, the podcaster and rapper decided to detract the attention from himself to another Love & Hip Hop couple. Budden and Santana reportedly broke up and although neither party feels a need to explain exactly what went down, Joe is down to bring another couple down with him. As reported by Bossip, the rapper said that Safaree Samuels and Erica Mena had broken up on his podcast, leading many to speculate what has been happening with the famous couple. Safaree was accused cheating on his girl but after the claims were made, Erica Mena chose to stand up for her fiancé, defending him on social media.

Mena says that if ever Safaree were caught texting other women in a flirty manner, he wouldn’t have two legs to stand on. She denied the cheating rumors, saying, “FYI to all you flogs if my ‘ Fiancé ‘ were to EVER get caught texting any female but me he wouldn’t be able to walk right now. Believe dat! Sincerely a real crazy Latina.”

When Safaree hit her back by saying he misses his girl, Mena got a little suggestive in her reply. “I got plans for you once I get home,” she said. So, it looks like the two are still together despite all the rumors. Do you think they’ll last?