Detroit, MI – Only a few days after Tee Grizzley’s manager was killed in a Detroit shooting, the Motor City rapper has spoken out about her untimely death. On Friday (August 23), Tee shared a video of 41-year-old Jobina Brown to his Instagram account.
“Since I was 12,” he wrote in the caption. “We been going everywhere together how you gone go to heaven without me???? Idek what to say JB I just wanted to show the world yo smile I love you so much.”
In the clip, Brown doesn’t realize Tee is filming her but once she does, she smiles and quickly covers her face.
Several of Tee’s peers sent words of encouragement in the comment section.
Fetty Wap wrote, “She watching over you now bro keep showin out for her,” while PnB Rock said, “YOU GOT A HELLUVA ANGEL NOW BRO.”
Casanova, Moneybagg Yo, Young Ma, Fabolous, Asian Da Brat and Jay Rock showed their support as well.
Brown was shot and killed on Tuesday night (August 20) after a gunman opened fire on their Cadillac Escalade. Tee and the driver weren’t hit, but Brown was struck multiple times and ultimately succumbed to her wounds.
Former president Barack Obama is back with his annual summer playlist and this year is just as diverse as ever. Obama tweeted out a screenshot of the 44-track sonic adventure on Saturday morning (August 24).
“With summer winding down, here’s a sampling of what Michelle and I have been listening to — some new, some old, some fast, some slow. Hope you enjoy.”
From Drake’s “Too Good” collaboration with Rihanna and The Spinners classic “I’ll Be Around” to Beyoncé, JAY-Z, Childish Gambino and Oumou Sangaré’s “MOOD 4 EVA”and Lizzo’s “Juice,” Obama’s tastes are all over the place.
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Obama, who’s always been outspoken about his love for Hip Hop, also included Lauryn Hill’s classic “Doo-Wop (That Thing),” SZA’s “Go Gina,” Mac Miller and Anderson .Paak’s “Dang” and — yep! — Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus’ massive hit, “Old Town Road (Remix).”
And for those Hip Hop purists, A Tribe Called Quest’s “Can I Kick It?” and Erick Sermon’s “Music” featuring Marvin Gaye is on the list as well.
The news just keeps getting worse for Team USA. After literally losing a baker’s dozen player personnel to “other commitments” their depleted roster came up short in their 2nd 2 rendez-vous with the Australian national team, led by Patty Mills the San Antonio Spurs no less. The exhibition loss marked the end a 78-game win streak for the US Men’s Basketball outfit.
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Then, it was announced that a left ankle injury would prevent Kyle Kuzma from participating in the upcoming FIBA World Cup – after much deliberation over his role within the team. With bigs like Tobias Harris, Kevin Love and Anthony Davis opting out at their earliest convenience – Kuzma looked set to take up a primary role on the fensive side the floor, his deficiencies masked by the nuclear presence P.J. Tucker.
Seeing as Kuzma was one 13 players participating in camp when the medical decision was rendered, Team USA’s roster kind finalized itself. The 12-man lineup, as coached by Gregg Popovich, is comprised Harrison Barnes (Sacramento Kings), Jaylen Brown (Boston Celtics), Joe Harris (Brooklyn Nets), Brook Lopez (Milwaukee Bucks), Khris Middleton (Bucks), Donovan Mitchell (Utah Jazz), Mason Plumlee (Denver Nuggets), Marcus Smart (Celtics), Jayson Tatum (Celtics), Myles Turner (Indiana Pacers), Kemba Walker (Celtics) and coach’s pet Derrick White (San Antonio Spurs).
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Just as the leagues rappers before him who used their SoundCloud popularity as a springboard to mainstream success, Lil Tecca is now fully in the spotlight as an up-and-coming artist to watch. At just 16-years-old, the Queens-bred rapper currently boasts the No. 8 spot on the coveted Billboard Hot 100 chart with his breakout hit “Ran$om,” a followup to viral hits like “Molly Girl” and “Bossanova.” Riding the hot-right-now wave melodic rap as an entry point into the industry, Lil Tecca’s dulcet beats and goy, down-to-earth social media personality signal staying power far beyond his teen peers who found fame just as quickly.
“I just be chilling on the internet, really,” says Tecca his vibrant Instagram following. “And I don’t go to the internet to do the most. I try to not look at what anyone else does and just stay in my own lane. Like tunnel vision, you feel me? I’m not looking at everyone else. So yeah, everything you see from me on the internet, it’s coming from me. It’s not coming from no one else.”
“The internet is a place where it’s very easy to get attention. It’s a good thing, but it can be bad,” he continues, rounding his surprisingly balanced outlook regarding the marriage between internet popularity and track performance. “That’s why I don’t talk about dumb stuff on Instagram. There’s so many people watching. I don’t think I’m a face for the youth, but they like me, I guess.”
If you haven’t vibed yet to the cool, laid-back vibe Lil Tecca’s melodic rap anthem well on its way to the top the Billboard 100, keep reading for an Instagram introduction to this young artist on the rise.
1,000,000 views is a major accomplishment, especially for a teenager who is just starting to explore his own sound.
Judging by the way Tecca commanded the crowd at this Chicago show, he is far from just an “internet rapper.”
Tecca wasn’t lying when he told Billboard that he “really fuck swith YBN. They’re fire. I be talking to Nahmir and he’s funny.”
Here, Tecca links up with Menohbeats, a 2x platinum producer best known for linking up with Lil Skies.
Even in the studio, Tecca knew that his breakout “Ran$om” was a chart-worthy hit.
Incredibly, Lil Tecca’s work in the studio has even caught the attention Grammy-nominated producer Taz Taylor who has worked with hip-hop heavyweights like Drake and Future.
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Proud to take note his accomplishments, Lil Tecca couldn’t help but shout out one the first times his social media popularity filtered into digital media.
Now boasting nearly 7 million views on Youtube, Tecca’s got another hit on his hands with “Love Me.” Here, the rapper gets down in the studio while putting the finishing touches on the track.
For a NY artist, there’s nothing quite like seeing an ad for your hit single in Times Square.
Here’s a behind-the-scenes shot the visual for “Ran$om” which is sure to soon break the 100,000,000 mark (with a tongue-in-cheek caption referencing his happy ending fer).
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.”
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.”
Every Kardashian is far too familiar with the accusations Photoshop and their failed edits on Facetune or any other app that lets them touch up their body before posting to Instagram. While neither Kim, Khloe, Kourtney or Kylie and Kendall have ever responded to the public on any given photo, the latest fail had by Kim proves that sometimes saying nothing at all is the best way to go.
The mother four uploaded an image to her feed that sees her and her sister Kylie Jenner posing in bodysuits to promote their fragrance collaboration. “She’s been wearing my perfumes forever so this collab is extra special because I know how much she loves the process. Finding her perfect scent was impossible so we narrowed it down to her three favorites!” Kim wrote.
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While KKW Body fans are surely excited, a large number Kim’s followers couldn’t help but hilariously call her out for her sixth toe that’s very obvious in the image. “That sixth toe is iconic, Perez Hilton commented, while another user added: “Am I tripping or does Kim have 6 toes? Someone explain, I’m so confused! I counted so many times.”
Safe to say Kim won’t respond to the comments at all.
Apple Music has launched a new human-curated playlist that updates on the daily.
The new playlist is called New Music Daily, and it aims to provide a look at the newest tracks in music. The debut lead single for the playlist is Taylor Swift’s “The Man,” from her brand-new album, Lover.
Apple will likely use the new playlist as a way to promote lead artists on a rolling basis.
The long-time playlist Best of the Week will cease to be now that New Music Daily is here. The old playlist was updated once a week on Friday. The new list will be updated daily with “new music you can’t miss from across the world and genres.”
The result is a more dynamic mix of tunes that will refresh daily. You can add the playlist to your library for automatic updates as the list changes. Apple Music currently offers a 3-month free trial if you don’t use the service, with Spotify recently matching the generous 90-day term.
But Apple is still far behind Spotify in terms of subscribers, and playlists offer one way to catch up. New Apple Music playlists like Rap Life and ALT CTRL have launched to compete with Spotify’s branded playlists. A big part of Spotify’s success can be attributed to the popularity of its playlists .
But playlists are only one theater in this war. The two streaming giants have duked it out in the past with and . Both services offer a bevy of exclusive music content and podcasts to entice users, though major labels like UMG have put the kibosh on restrictive exclusives.
Apple recently debuted a that features the most searched for songs using the Shazam service. Count that as another unique playlist that sets Apple Music apart from other services.
Despite a proliferation of smart tastemaking algorithms, many listeners prefer the human-curated touch of a playlist, which is supposed to be an intensely personal thing. Even Apple has taken shots at Spotify for its algorithm-driven playlist selection, though it .
Despite the bad blood between Scooter Braun and Taylor Swift — or perhaps because of it — Braun congratulated the singer on her latest album.
Braun made headlines after purchasing Big Machine Label Group, which stores the ultra-valuable recording catalog of Taylor Swift. The deal was rumored to be worth $300 million and was orchestrated through Braun’s company, Ithaca Holdings, a move that enraged Swift.
In the moments after the deal, we quickly learned that Taylor Swift absolutely hates Scooter Braun. Suddenly, Braun became Swift’s next ex-boyfriend, or some variation thereof, always an unenble role.
Swift took to Tumblr back in July to air her grievances about the deal, lamenting about the raw deal that took place. “Essentially, my musical legacy is about to lie in the hands of someone who tried to dismantle it,” she wrote.
Now, Braun is taking the high road by praising Swift’s recent album campaign on Twitter.
“Regardless of what has been said the truth is you don’t make big bets unless you are a believer and always have been. Brilliant album with #Lover,”he wrote. “Congrats @taylorswift13. Supporting was always the healthier option.”
Lover is Swift’s seventh studio album and one that she owns exclusively. Now, Swift has confirmed her plans to re-record and re-release all of her earlier albums to regain her IP.
At first, a move to re-record seemed out of the realm of possibility. But apparently Swift’s contract states that from November 2020 she can start . Accordingly, Swift will re-record her first five albums to help take some of the wind out of .
Swift has been extremely vocal about the treatment she received from Big Machine founder and Braun. Now, the re-recording option offers a nice, high-profile game of payback, with Braun himself standing to lose hundreds of millions in long-term equity as Swift dilutes her catalog with duplicates.
The specter of earlier and later versions sitting side-by-side on platforms like Spotify — with Swift urging her fans to listen to the latter — is a nightmare scenario for Braun and his investors. Whether litigation is the next step is uncertain, though Braun and Ithaca may also attempt to cancel the deal with Big Machine given the prospect of extreme asset devaluation.
Swift is one of the best-selling artists of all time.
During her career, she has sold over 150 million singles and 50 million albums. She has 10 Grammy Awards under her belt, with countless other accolades. Time Magazine has named her one of the most influential people of the year on multiple occasions.
Most recently, Swift has advocated for and has begun voicing her political opinions after years of shying away from it. Any way you look at it, Swift wields a lot of power — including the power to drastically complicate life for Scooter Braun.
As the month August winds down, another helping binge-worthy Netflix content approaches. The month September looks to be a streaming friendly one with an ample number shows and movies scheduled to hit your computer screens, TVs, tablets, and phones. The list covers classic comedies, action movies as well as new seasons our favorite shows.
Perhaps, most noteworthy is the addition both The Lord the Rings: The Two Towers and The Lord the Rings: The Return the King. While The Fellowship the Ring appears to be absent, fans will definitely want to revisit this series. The books, written by J. R. R. Tolkien, were a major inspiration for George R.R. Martin’s A Song Ice and Fire (Game Thrones).
There are a handful classic comedies coming up as well. The timeless, Superbad, starring Jonah Hill, Michael Cera, and Seth Rogen will be ready to stream September 1st, as well as Adam Sandler’s, You Don’t Mess with the Zohan. You can check out the full line-up below.
300 68 Kill American Psycho (2000) Dante’s Peak Elena For the Birds Igor Loo Loo Kids: Johny & Friends Musical Adventures: Season 1 Marvel’s Agents S.H.I.E.L.D.: Season 6 Moving Art: Season 3 My Sister’s Keeper Mystic River Olmo & the Seagull Open Season Rebel in the Rye Scream: Season 3 Serial Killer with Piers Morgan: Season 1 Spookley the Square Pumpkin Stripes Superbad The Lake House The Last Exorcism The Lord the Rings: The Return the King The Lord the Rings: The Two Towers The Saint The Taking Pelham 123 The Walking Dead: Season 9 Uncle Naji in UAE You Don’t Mess with the Zohan
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Would you square up with Blueface? Recently video have been circulating throughout social media that reportedly show the “Thotiana” rapper knocking his opponents out cold. The rapper shared a series clips on his Instagram Story where he showed f some his fisticuffs moves. In one, he was obviously engaged in a friendly spar as both he and his opponent were wearing boxing gloves, but the other two seem like they were a bit more serious.
Some reports are stating that in one video, Blueface dodged a swing and knocked his foe to his knees after the man tried to pull up on the rapper. However, Blueface himself hasn’t fered up any explanation for the physical altercation. “Works every time,” he wrote over one the videos.
Meanwhile, Santa Clarita news station KHTS reports that the rapper has recently surfaced in the Southern California suburb for a court appearance. He’s connected to a case where he’s accused being involved in a shooting that occurred in November 2018. Police claim that Blueface was a passenger in a vehicle that exchanged gunfire with another car on a highway before crashing into a center divider. The outlet states that the rapper is set to return to court on October 18 for his pretrial hearing.
The on-again-f-again relationship between boxing champ Gervonta Davis and girlfriend Ariana Fletcher is unraveling on social media. Ariana, who shares a son with ex-boyfriend G Herbo, hasn’t been shy displaying her relationship with Gervonta to the world. Both parties have shared videos and photos their intimate moments, however, when things go south, the arguments are a social media soap opera.
On Friday, it was clear that things weren’t going well between the two when Ariana asked for photos herself with the boxing star be taken fline. “Can any pages that have any pictures me and gervonta remove everything please,” she wrote on Instagram. “Anything that has my name attached to his please remove me from it. He was a mistake.”
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She wasn’t finished airing out her dirty laundry as she suggested Gervonta asked for the gifts he once gave her. “Everything the n*gga took back I text my stylist to pull again to go buy myself. I ain’t f*cked up about it, never been. Word to my son.” People online told her to keep her business to herself, but she wasn’t trying to listen. “Don’t tell me what to say on my sh*t when a n*gga get on this b*tch every other week playing with me on this sh*t and I don’t say sh*t,” she wrote. “I let him have this sh*t but now MFs out they body.”
Camila Cabello has been in a whirlwind headlines lately since she’s dating none other than Shawn Mendes. The couple has been spotted nearly everywhere showing f some PDA since they’re in the honeymoon phase their relationship. Of course, the happy life update for Camila has brought on some negative remarks from the interweb and it’s for that reason why the “Havana” singer has shared a statement on Instagram on why social media is “not good” for her.
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“Really wanted to send love to everyone on here – I don’t go on social media that much cause it’s not good for me, and I don’t know how to not be affected by what people say on here so I just don’t read it- but I am totally aware that I can use this platform to help people even in small ways!” she wrote.
The 22-year-old explained how taking time to simply breath and meditate has improved her life immensely. “I’ve been doing this lately and it’s helped me so much, I didn’t understand meditation before, or the concept just noticing your breath, but I’ve been doing it the past few months and I can feel the quality my life improving,” she continued. “I used to live so much in my head, constantly trapped in my overthinking and being in my head as opposed to the present moment — and lately just going back to my breath and focusing on it puts me back in my body and back in the present and helps me so much.”
Loni Love and her boyfriend James Welsh have been dating since 2018 and met on a dating app that worked like a sports bracket. “It took me a while to meet him. Like, maybe two months,” Loni previously told The Real audience. “He was very consistent… I was down to my final two, it was a championship, right. The final one, he just wouldn’t ask me on a date. So, James stepped right in.”
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While Loni is clearly happy with her man and they’re seemingly going strong she’s received some backlash since James is white. The 48-year-old decided she’s had enough and jumped on Twitter to respond to the banter. “Amazed at times at the folks concerned that I am dating a White male but for years Black males have dated White and ‘Exotic’ women and no one questions it,” she wrote.
“Everybody is so surprised and I’m surprised myself,” Loni said her boo. “But it really doesn’t matter. I’m the first African American woman he’s dated and he said he just didn’t think about it. It’s not a big deal. We get along, we like each other, we understand each other.”
It’s been a heartbreaking week for Tee Grizzley. The 25-year-old rapper was reportedly in his hometown Detroit, Michigan when, as he was riding around with his aunt, 41-year-old Jobina Brown, someone opened fire on their vehicle. Jobina, who also acted as Grizzley’s manager, was shot and killed.
There hasn’t been much information released about the incident and in the last few days Grizzley, real name Terry Sanchez Wallace Jr, has remained silent. The rapper resurfaced on social media an hour ago to pay tribute to his aunt by sharing a brief video. In the clip, Grizzley was secretly recording her and when she caught him, she smiled before becoming bashfully embarrassed.