"Love & Hip-Hop" Stars React After Johnny Bananas Crashes Their MTV Awards Speech

Last night’s MTV Movie & TV Awards brought tons drama behind-the-scenes to the forefront. One part the show that did not actually air occurred when Love & Hip-Hop won the award for Reality Royalty, taking the prize over MTV originals like The Challenge. One frequent star The Challenge, Johnny Bananas, was unimpressed that they were snubbed and he decided to speak up with an impromptu acceptance speech. “We finally won! After all these years, it’s about time MTV finally gives ‘The Challenge’ the recognition it deserves,” said the star after rushing the stage. “All the other shows that got nominated are essentially paying rent in the genre we created.”

The moment was incredibly awkward as he left the stage and allowed the Love & Hip-Hop crew to accept the award that they had rightfully won. The cast, including Spice, Lil Scrappy, Bambi and Karlie Redd, finally got a chance to accept the award and since then, they’ve reacted publicly about the humiliating moment. 

"Love & Hip-Hop" Stars React After Johnny Bananas Crashes Their MTV Awards Speech
Kevin Winter/Getty s — Spice, Bambi, Lil Scrappy and Karlie Redd accept the Best Reality Royalty award for ‘Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta’ onstage during the 2019 MTV Movie and TV Awards at Barker Hangar on June 15, 2019 in Santa Monica, California

“I almost want to cry right now, because I can’t believe,” said Karlie Redd. “We’ve been getting a lot haters on the show. a lot people talking…  they talk a lot shit about us. We got a lot haters, but to finally get recognized, the recognition for one day is great].”

Lil Scrappy joked to Redd about the moment Johnny Bananas jumped on stage, telling Entertainment Tonight: “The dude came out trying to Kanye us. I feel like they put in a lot work too but we beat they ass.”

Kanye West famously took the microphone away from Taylor Swift after she won an award at the MTV ceremony in 2009. Perhaps Johnny Bananas was just trying to make a moment for himself.

"Love & Hip-Hop" Stars React After Johnny Bananas Crashes Their MTV Awards Speech
Gregg DeGuire/Getty s — Johnny Bananas attends the 2019 MTV Movie and TV Awards at Barker Hangar on June 15, 2019 in Santa Monica, California

MTV Movie & TV Awards 2019 Winners: "Avengers: Endgame," "LHHATL," & More

The iconic popcorn trophy has been around for years and the only way to pick one up is to be crowned a winner at the MTV Movie & TV Awards. MTV’s annual awards show celebrates the best the best on the big and small screens, giving us plenty reasons to tune in and see who gets crowned. Although it can sometimes feel like a massive popularity contest, the MTV show is always entertaining. We’ve already reported on a few separate moments from the show, including the Love & Hip Hop cast getting interrupted by Johnny Bananas, Surviving R. Kelly winning big in the documentary category, and more, but in an effort to get you the most concise list winners out there, we’ve compiled a full recap the night.

If you skipped out on a few key categories, we’ve got you covered. Avengers: Endgame was a big winner from the night, celebrating some superb acting from stars Robert Downey Jr and Josh Brolin while Captain Marvel also got some love. In the land television, Game Thrones took home a big prize while the niche categories, like Reality, went to Love & Hip-Hop: Atlanta

With Hollywood stars Tiffany Haddish, The Rock, Noah Centineo, Dave Bautista, David Spade and more in attendance, here’s the full list winners from last night.

Best Movie:

“Avengers: Endgame” *WINNER

“BlacKkKlansman”

“Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse”

“To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before”

“Us”

MTV Movie & TV Awards 2019 Winners: "Avengers: Endgame," "LHHATL," & More
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Best Show:

“Big Mouth”

“Game Thrones” *WINNER

“Riverdale”

“Schitt’s Creek”

“The Haunting Hill House”

 

Best Performance in a Movie:

Amandla Stenberg (Starr Carter) — “The Hate U Give”

Lady Gaga (Ally) — “A Star is Born” *WINNER

Lupita Nyong’o (Red) — “Us”

Rami Malek (Freddie Mercury) — “Bohemian Rhapsody”

Sandra Bullock (Malorie) — “Bird Box”

 

Best Performance in a Show:

Elisabeth Moss (June Osborne/Offred) — “The Handmaid’s Tale” *WINNER

Emilia Clarke (Daenerys Targaryen) — “Game Thrones”

Gina Rodriguez (Jane Villanueva) — “Jane the Virgin”

Jason Mitchell (Brandon) — “The Chi”

Kiernan Shipka (Sabrina Spellman) — “Chilling Adventures Sabrina”

 

Best Hero:

Brie Larson (Carol Danvers/Captain Marvel) — “Captain Marvel”

John David Washington (Ron Stallworth) — “BlacKkKlansman”

Maisie Williams (Arya Stark) — “Game Thrones”

Robert Downey Jr. (Tony Stark/Iron Man) — “Avengers: Endgame” *WINNER

Zachary Levi (Billy Batson/Shazam) — “Shazam!”

 

Best Villain:

Jodie Comer (Villanelle) — “Killing Eve

Joseph Fiennes (Commander Fred Waterford) — “The Handmaid’s Tale”

Josh Brolin (Thanos) — “Avengers: Endgame” *WINNER

Lupita Nyong’o (Red) — “Us”

Penn Badgley (Joe Goldberg) — “You”

 

Best Kiss:

Camila Mendes & Charles Melton (Veronica Lodge & Reggie Mantle) — “Riverdale”

Jason Momoa & Amber Heard (Aquaman & Mera) — “Aquaman”

Ncuti Gatwa & Connor Swindells (Eric Effiong & Adam Grf) — “Sex Education”

Noah Centineo & Lana Condor (Peter Kavinsky & Lara Jean) — “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before” *WINNER

Tom Hardy & Michelle Williams (Eddie Brock/Venom & Anne Weying) — “Venom”

 

Reality Royalty:

“Jersey Shore: Family Vacation”

“Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta” *WINNER

“The Bachelor”

“The Challenge”

“Vanderpump Rules”

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Best Comedic Performance:

Awkwafina (Peik Lin Goh) — “Crazy Rich Asians”

Dan Levy (David Rose) — “Schitt’s Creek” *WINNER

John Mulaney (Andrew Glouberman) — “Big Mouth”

Marsai Martin (Little Jordan Sanders) — “Little”

Zachary Levi (Billy Batson/Shazam) — “Shazam!”

 

Breakthrough Performance:

Awkwafina (Peik Lin Goh) — “Crazy Rich Asians”

Haley Lu Richardson (Stella) — “Five Feet Apart”

Mj Rodriguez (Blanca Rodriguez) — “Pose”

Ncuti Gatwa (Eric Effiong) — “Sex Education”

Noah Centineo (Peter Kavinsky) — “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before” *WINNER

 

Best Fight:

“Avengers: Endgame” — Captain America vs. Thanos

“Captain Marvel” — Captain Marvel vs. Minn-Erva *WINNER

“Game Thrones” — Arya Stark vs. the White Walkers

“RBG” — Ruth Bader Ginsburg vs. Inequality

“WWE Wrestlemania” — Becky Lynch vs. Ronda Rousey vs. Charlotte Flair

 

Best Real-Life Hero:

Alex Honnold — “Free Solo”

Hannah Gadsby — “Nanette”

Roman Reigns — “WWE SmackDown”

Ruth Bader Ginsburg — “RBG” *WINNER

Serena Williams — “Being Serena”

 

Most Frightened Performance:

Alex Wolff (Peter) — “Hereditary”

Linda Cardellini (Anna Tate-Garcia) — “The Curse La Llorona”

Rhian Rees (Dana Haines) — “Halloween”

Sandra Bullock (Malorie) — “Bird Box” *WINNER

Victoria Pedretti (Nell Crain) — “The Haunting Hill House”

 

Best Documentary:

“At the Heart Gold: Inside the USA Gymnastics Scandal”

“McQueen”

“Minding the Gap”

“RBG”

“Surviving R. Kelly” *WINNER

 

Best Host:

Gayle King — “CBS This Morning”

Nick Cannon — “Wild ‘n Out” *WINNER

Nick Cannon — “The Masked Singer”

RuPaul — “RuPaul’s Drag Race”

Trevor Noah — “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah”

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Most Meme-able Moment:

“Lindsay Lohan’s Beach Club” — The Lilo Dance

“Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood” — Ray J‘s Hat

“RBG” — The Notorious RBG

“RuPaul’s Drag Race” — Asia O’Hara’s butterfly finale fail

“The Bachelor” — Colton Underwood jumps the fence *WINNER

 

Best Musical Moment:

A Star is Born — “Shallow” *WINNER

Bohemian Rhapsody — Live Aid Concert

Captain Marvel — “Just a Girl”

Chilling Adventures Sabrina — “Masquerade”

On My Block — “Look at that Butt”

Riverdale — “Seventeen”

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse — “Sunflower”

The Umbrella Academy — “I Think We’re Alone Now”

Off-White X Nike Zoom Terra Kiger 5 Drops Next Week, Closer Look

Nike’s collaborations with Off-White creator Virgil Abloh have been incredibly popular over the last few years and now, the two are teaming up for the “Athlete In Progress” collection which will focus on women’s track and field athletes. The first advertisement for the collection was revealed yesterday and showed f Caster Semenya wearing the Off-White x Nike Zoom Terra Kiger 5 which is interesting thanks to the spikes on the bottom that fer traction for running.

Thanks to the Instagram sneaker account @hanzuying, we now have some detailed images the white colorway the shoe which will surely be a huge hit on the track in the next few months. The shoe is mostly white and beige with some green rope laces all across the top. As for the spiky outsole, that is also green which adds some much-needed flair to the shoe.

This shoe will be released alongside the rest the collection on Thursday, June 27th for $180 USD. If you’re into track and field and need some new gear, these could be a great pick up.

Air Jordan 13 "Lakers" Release Date Revealed, Detailed Images

Los Angeles Lakers fans haven’t had too much to cheer about over the past year but with the addition Anthony Davis, it seems like things are finally on the upswing. Having said that, it appears as though Jordan Brand is looking to appeal to all the Lakers fans out there with a brand new Air Jordan 13 colorway in their honor. The shoe has been revealed in the past but now we have some brand new detailed photos courtesy the sneaker Instagram account @hanzuying.

The shoe is extremely clean as white leather makes up the vast majority the upper, while purple suede is found on the midsole and the back heel. Lakers gold is then placed on the outsole and can only be seen from the bottom. Regardless this gold placement, these are unmistakably a Lakers shoe and will be one the more popular Jordan Brand releases the year.

Based on the post below, these will be hitting the market on July 20th for the standard Air Jordan 13 price $190 USD. Be sure to stay tuned for the ficial details this shoe closer to the release date.

Parkland Shooting Survivor Gets Harvard Admission Rescinded Over Racist Remarks

Harvard University recently rescinded the admission a particular student over racist remarks previously made. Kyle Kashuv, a survivor the Stoneman Douglas High School (aka Parkland) shooting, has found himself in quite a situation after a fellow Parkland student published screenshots racial slurs Kashuv used in messages while attending Stoneman Douglas. In the Google Doc found, Kashuv allegedly wrote the N-word numerous times and made racist jokes. For instance, Kashuv called Black athletes N-word jocks. Kashuv, a pro-gun conservative who gained popularity due to his status as a Parkland survivor and political stance, went on Twitter to plead his case. 

“A few weeks ago, I was made aware egregious and callous comments classmates and I made privately years ago when I was sixteen years old, months before the shooting,” he shared before issuing an apology. He also attempted to victimize himself, adding that the media coverage from his comments sent him “into one the darkest spirals my life.” After a series opponents reached out for Harvard to pull back his admission and thus far the university has reached out to Karuv for an explanation. Following some back-and-forth, the university chose to rescind Kyle’s admission and rightfully so considering the establishment reserves the right to do so “if you engage or have engaged in behavior that brings into question your honesty, maturity, or moral character.” Check out the thread below. 

Hip Hop Album Sales: Future’s "SAVE ME" Debuts In Top 5

Future’s SAVE ME EP couldn’t reach the top spot on the Billboard 200 due to some stiff competition, including the Jonas Brothers (No. 1) and Santana (No. 3). The Freebandz leader’s latest release reached No. 5, making it the highest-charting Hip Hop project of the week.

Newcomer Polo G was the biggest surprise though, landing at No. 6 with his debut album Die A Legend. Other notable Hip Hop debuts were Tyga’s Legendary, which became his best-charting album since 2015, and Tee Grizzley’s Scriptures LP, which secured the No. 20 spot.

Elsewhere, DJ Khaled and DaBaby maintained their positions in the Top 10 while Tyler, The Creator fell from No. 6 to No. 15. And further down the chart, Denzel Curry’s ZUU plummeted from No. 32 to No. 135 in its second week.

Future Debuts At No. 5

Earlier this year, Future earned his sixth No. 1 album with the release of The WIZRD. The influential artist couldn’t make it seven with his SAVE ME EP though, instead having to settle for No. 5.

Future had a tough hill to climb with new albums from the Jonas Brothers, Santana and Luke Combs also entering the charts for the week. In the end, he secured a Top 5 release off the strength of selling 41,529 total album equivalent units.

Polo G Cracks Top 10

Columbia Records may have found a new star in Polo G. The creator of the hit single “Pop Out” debuted at No. 6 with his first studio album, Die A Legend.

Polo’s success marked another example of streaming’s importance on the charts. He only sold 761 copies in terms of pure album sales but managed to move 38,028 total units thanks to his large amount of streams.

Tyga Returns To Top 20 For 1st Time In 4 Years

The comeback story of Tyga continues. After failing to chart with last year’s Kyoto album, Tyga made his way back on the Billboard 200 thanks to his Legendary LP.

The West Coast rhymer’s latest project hit No. 17 after racking up 24,524 total units in its first week. The album marks his highest-charting LP since 2015’s Fan Of A Fan: The Album collaboration with Chris Brown.

Top 10 Billboard 200 Rap & R&B Albums For The Week Ending 06/13/2019

Note: The first number below is this week’s “total album equivalent units” count, an intersection of album sales, single sales, and streams implemented by Billboard’s new rating system. A pure album sales figure is available in bold in parenthesis and information about each album’s streaming count is available in brackets.

1. Future — SAVE ME — No. 5 — 41,529 (5,469) [46,186,364]
2. Polo G — Die A Legend — No. 6 — 38,028 (761) [55,038,157]
3. Khalid — Free Spirit — No. 7 — 36,287 (4,654) [40,637,443]
4. DJ Khaled — Father Of Asahd — No. 8 — 30,874 (4,219) [33,239,378]
5. DaBaby — Baby On Baby — No. 9 — 29,200 (501) [41,108,760]
6. Lizzo — Cuz I Love You — No. 14 — 26,524 (3,080) [27,945,424]
7. Tyler, The Creator — IGOR — No. 15 — 26,195 (840) [35,404,011]
8. Tyga — Legendary — No. 17 — 24,524 (3,377) [26,816,291]
9. Post Malone — Beerbongs & Bentleys — No. 18 — 24,446 (1,199) [31,720,396]
10. Drake — Scorpion — No. 19 — 24,428 (861) [31,305,639]

Exponentially Increase Audience Engagement with PosterMyWall

“We more than doubled our audiences using social media posts created with PosterMyWall.”

— Arielle Danos, Southern EarthTones band

The following guest post comes from PosterMyWall, a proud partner of Digital Music News.

The competition for musicians has never been more intense as you try to promote your band, your music, your sound.  Along with the fact that an average person becomes distracted in 8 seconds, or less, there’s no time to waste in creating attention-grabbing promo graphics.

On social media, video generates 12 times more shares than text and images combined, while original graphics generate 40% greater engagement than stock graphics or pictures.

PosterMyWall provides jaw-dropping, customizable video and poster templates that can exponentially increase your audience engagement.

Read on to discover how you can use PosterMyWall to employ video, as well as other visual graphics that together will propel your music into the next big thing.

#1 Capture it on Video, and You Capture your Audience

Nothing engages an audience like video. But using video to hype your music may seem daunting, expensive, and requiring skills not in your toolkit. Luckily, do-it-yourself online tool, PosterMyWall, gives you easy to use, customizable video templates, as well as enables you to add your own audio tracks.

Design engaging promo videos for everything from a new album or song release, to studio clips (have a mind-blowing drum solo or a sizzling violin session?), to teasers for upcoming concerts. Tag your video with a short phrase (e.g., drum solo) that music enthusiasts may be searching for that will bring that audience straight to your band.

Engage away with video templates from PosterMyWall:

 

 

 

The digital world has dramatically changed the landscape of marketing musicians and their music. But fans still love to poster their walls with pictures of their favorite bands, concerts, and even lyrics. Post captivating graphics online, as well as give away mind-blowing posters that YOU designed, to keep your band as visually engaging as you are musical.

#2 Design Visual Content – Digital & Print

Visual content is a two-pronged approach to marketing. First, use visual marketing materials on digital platforms, especially your website. Promote gigs and sell new releases with attention-generating graphics. Second, print marketing, that is, posters and flyers, remain a tried and true method for getting the word out about your music. Future fans can’t hear you jam unless they visually learn where, when or how to listen.

It should be music to your ears that creating stunning marketing materials for digital and print use has never been easier with PosterMyWall, which offers a bonanza of customizable templates that enable you to design professional posters, flyers, banners and tour announcements. Incorporate photos of your events, crowd selfies, Instagram hashtags, and of course, your website address and logo before handing them out at events or posting them locally to build your brand recognition.

Go for jaw-dropping visual content using PosterMyWall templates:

Keep those creative design juices flowing to promote your latest releases with a mind-blowing album cover.

#3 Create an Unforgettable Album Cover

With so many new artists emerging every day, and new releases on top of that, capturing your audience’s attention and generating a following is challenging. Your music needs to stand out and get noticed. There is no better way than to design an eye-grabbing album cover for your newest tracks. The good news is that you already have the tools to make this happen, easily and without breaking your budget.

PosterMyWall offers professionally designed and customizable album cover templates for a variety of musical genres. Customize a template or get ideas to design a cover that captures both the essence of your music and the attention of your audience. The possibilities to promote your music are endless. Check out some album cover templates from PosterMyWall.

Engaging your fans and marketing your band is not unlike creating music in that you have to keep doing it. You have to consistently produce new music, just like you have to consistently create new marketing content to keep your audience engaged. Keep this tip in mind: everything you or your band does can be a promotional opportunity. Writing lyrics on a napkin, jamming in the garage, or performing in concert, all give your fans the chance to know you, connect with you and follow you. And the even better news is that the tools at PosterMyWall enable you to take that content and create powerful print and video promotional materials easily, quickly and affordably.

Check out how PosterMyWall has helped other musically inclined people market their sound, and even find a creative market on PosterMyWall.

Joe Wisniewski (Cam Music):

“Regardless of the platform I use to promote my events, the number of views has increased massively in comparison to the DIY posters used in the past. Promotions that included video templates skyrocketed.”

Joe Wisniewski is a professional entertainer and event organizer. He organizes gigs, karaoke nights, music lessons and numerous other events at a variety of local entertainment venues.   PosterMyWall is his go-to design tool for promoting his events.

“When promoting gigs and other events, I’d spend hours putting together posters, flyers, and other Facebook ads. PosterMyWall has a template for everything I need –  gigs, karaoke, themed disco’s, Oktoberfests, music lessons, you name it!”

Brad Grauer (musician and live music fanatic):

As a musician, Brad was always drawn to and intrigued by music posters. It wasn’t long before he found that he was also attracted to the work of talented designers on PosterMyWall.

“I didn’t start out as a designer… actually, I grew to be one with the help of the options available on PosterMyWall.

“The tools and features on the site have given me endless options to reach deep into the bucket of creativity to deliver stand-out work. People often compliment my work, and it’s nice to know people notice the work I’ve designed and shared with the community.”

Arielle Danos (Southern EarthTones):

Arielle Danos, her husband Dexter ‘Dirty’ Danos, and their band, Southern EarthTones, bill themselves as the most versatile band on Bayou Lafourche in Louisiana. What started as a duo playing the smallest dives in the bayou, grew initially by word of mouth, and then by their keen promotion, to be a band opening for acts like Sammy Kershaw, as well as playing in the French Quarter.

“I have yet to find another site so easy to use, with the same quality resources and tools. PosterMyWall gets you noticed with creative and professional designs.”

Not only does Arielle continue to use PosterMyWall to create advertisements for their band, but she also joined PosterMyWall’s Design Community in 2014. Her band templates are wildly popular and serve as creative inspiration for musical groups designing their promotional materials using PosterMyWall.

Marilyn Harang (biggest fan and graphic designer for South 46 Band):

 

Marilyn Harang is her husband’s biggest fan. He and his bandmates from San Jose, CA make up the Allman Brothers tribute band, South 46 Band.  When the popular band’s graphic designer got too busy, Marilyn stepped in and took over. Using PosterMyWall’s design tools Marilyn can easily, affordably and successfully create eye-catching graphics that keep South 46 Band fans connected and coming back for more.

“It’s the talent that makes the fans follow us from venue to venue, but it’s the flyers, posters and Facebook posts that help them find us.”

Written Hour Productions (Event Planning):

Written Hour Productions brings show-stopping musical events to towns surrounding Pittsburgh, PA.  Their Facebook page sports video clips and eye-catching graphics that mean their events are well publicized and very well attended.

“PosterMyWall has provided an easy and cost-effective way for us to promote our concerts. This is hands down the easiest poster making site out there. We use it about once a month, and it takes no time to find a design to edit and make our own.”

DaniRose (HoneyCounty):

Bringing together their unique sound of “pop hooks, southern twang, and California cool,” the female musical trio, HoneyCounty, are hitting it big after starting small. The three musicians/singer-songwriters came together after meeting in Los Angeles and launching their unique sound. Since then, the band has received praise from Rolling Stone Magazine and even played alongside big-time bands like Lady Antebellum and Old Dominion.

DaniRose relied on PosterMyWall to get the word out as the band gained traction and continues to use PosterMyWall to announce Honeycounty’s latest gigs.

“Can’t wait to perform August 19 with my band @honeycounty & Thompson Square! (sidenote to all the entrepreneurs and musicians out there hustling like me- I made this poster using @postermywall and it was super easy!”

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Young Thug Celebrates His First Diamond Plaque

Young Thug is an enigma. Though he has yet to truly establish himself among the Billboard Elite, the man called Jeffery has won hearts time and time again. With stellar features, a respectable discography, and his best charting single to date in “The London,” Thug remains an unpredictable wild card in an occasionally predictable game; you’ll rarely find him at the top the charts, but he’ll occupy a few top tier spots on many a year-end roundup list. Still, he’s not without surprises. Today, the Slime King found himself on the receiving end his first Diamond Plaque.

Young Thug Celebrates His First Diamond Plaque

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The honor comes courtesy  “Havana,” his hit collaboration with Camila Cabello, which proved to be a breakout success for the young pop singer. Moreover, casual listeners unfamiliar with the Slime movement were granted an informal introduction to the eclectic stylings big Jeffery, an encounter the likes which they won’t soon forget. 

Thug took to Instagram to celebrate the milestone, going so far as to entertain the notion a name change. “We not “YSL” no more, our new name is “DIAMOND SLIME-MEN,” he writes, clearly proud his accomplishment. As well he should be – it’s not every day that a Diamond Plaque comes into the fold. Congrats to Thugger and Camila!

Wyclef Jean Details Why He Wanted To Be President Of Haiti: "Rappers Have Brains"

Wyclef Jean has more to fer the world than just his music which is why the “Sweetest Girl” music maker wanted to one day be president his homeland, Haiti. The 49-year-old ran for the position in 2010 but ultimately got disqualified. Wyclef is sure that he made an impact either way and discussed the latter at Monday’s “Facts, Fads and a Fugee” panel

“At a very young age, politics in Haiti has always been in the back my mind, and I knew 80 percent a population is living on less than a dollar a day. They talk about me running for president] but five years from that I was at the Congress — there were a few bills that I got passed for my country,” he said. “I’m all about job creation. That’s my whole thing within my country.”

Wyclef Jean Details Why He Wanted To Be President Of Haiti: "Rappers Have Brains"
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Wyclef further explained how his musical background is something that helps him, not hinders him. 

“I need people to understand that rappers have brains,” he said. “I really don’t think they understand how smarts celebrities are. Not all them, you know, but a lot them.”

He added: “I really can hear when I called up some my rap friends and I was like, ‘Yo, you know I’m going to run for president Haiti.’ I could hear them go, ‘This n—a crazy.’”

Air Jordan 14 Retro "Yellow Ferrari" Release Date Revealed

It may not be the most popular Jordan Brand silhouette but there is something to be said about the Air Jordan 14 and its unique design. The shoe is inspired by Michael Jordan‘s love motorsports which makes sense because the shoe is reminiscent a race car. One the most iconic colorways the shoe is the all-over red “Ferrari” model and now it appears as though Jordan Brand is bringing back the racing aesthetic with this brand new “Yellow Ferrari” version.

The shoe has a “university gold” nubuck leather upper which is made with premium materials that will surely have sneakerheads foaming at the mouth. With a black and silver midsole, it looks like the shoe has wheels and rims on the side which, course, further adds to the whole race car vibe.

If you’re looking to cop these, you will be able to do so this Saturday, June 22nd for $200 USD, according to Sole Collector. If you already have the “Red Ferrari” colorway, these would be the perfect addition to your collection.

Air Jordan 14 Retro "Yellow Ferrari" Release Date Revealed

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Air Jordan 14 Retro "Yellow Ferrari" Release Date Revealed

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Air Jordan 14 Retro "Yellow Ferrari" Release Date Revealed

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Air Jordan 14 Retro "Yellow Ferrari" Release Date Revealed

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Air Jordan 14 Retro "Yellow Ferrari" Release Date Revealed

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Air Jordan 14 Retro "Yellow Ferrari" Release Date Revealed

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Nike Zoom LeBron 3 QS "Houston Oilers" Drops Saturday, Official Images

Of all the LeBron James signature shoes that have released over the last 16 years, one the most popular is the Nike Zoom LeBron 3. There are some pretty classic colorways this particular sneaker and Nike has been releasing some gorgeous colorways the shoe recently. One those models is the Nike Zoom LeBron 3 QS “Houston Oilers” which dropped overseas on May 1st. Sneakerheads in the United States have been waiting for the shoe to release stateside and this Saturday, they will finally be getting their wish.

The toe box, bottom half, and back heel are all white, while the top layer the sneaker is “Houston” blue with some red highlights near the white laces. The front and back the midsole is blue all while the middle part is white and red. In many ways, the colorway is reminiscent the Air Jordan 4 “Cactus Jack” which was also inspired by the Houston Oilers.

According to Sole Collector, this shoe will be dropping on Saturday, June 22nd for $175 USD.

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Nike Zoom LeBron 3 QS "Houston Oilers" Drops Saturday, Official s

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Nike Zoom LeBron 3 QS "Houston Oilers" Drops Saturday, Official s

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Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 "Bred" Will Not Be Returning This Year

Last week, multiple outlets reported that one the most popular Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 colorways, “Bred,” would be coming back to hit retailers in the Fall. This information was spread by trusted Yeezy source Yeezy Mafia and had sneakerheads in a frenzy. Resellers tried to get rid their pairs as the price fell, while others eagerly awaited their shot at the clean colorway. Unfortunately for everyone involved, it turns out the pair won’t actually be released, which will come as a disappointment to shoe nerds everywhere.

Jon Wexler, the Adidas VP  Global Entertainment & Influencer Marketing quote tweeted the since-deleted Yeezy Mafia tweet and said “#FAKENEWS.” 

City Girls’ Yung Miami Talks Baby Daddy Requirements & Cardi B Wisdom

City Girls’ Yung Miami has been holding down the fort for the iconic duo despite JT serving time. And while we’re not certain she will have too much longer, considering the group’s Instagram teased JT’s return, the rapper continues to work overtime for the duo’s presence to remain felt. In a recent interview with BOSSIP, Yung Miami dished on a series varying topics. As you may know, Yung Miami recently surprised her supporters with the news that she was pregnant and expecting a baby with super producer Southside. The news came from a snippet a City Girls documentary. She thus kept things light and fered her top baby daddy requirements with the news outlet. She cited for him to be consistent, hardworking and have a career amongst other things. 

Moreover, the 1/2th member the popular girl group discussed the pregnancy cravings she’s been having lately which included pineapples with seasoning salt. She placed specific emphasis on seasoning salt. The rapper also chimed in how Florida-bred artist Trina has always inspired her. She also shared the pregnancy advice she’s received from fellow rap comrade, Cardi B, who has been vocal about supporting the City Girls in the past. Cardi reportedly encouraged Yung Miami to carry through and that she can put anything she sets her mind to. Check out the interview above.

"Stranger Things" Cast Predict One Or Two More Seasons Left Of Show

Season three Netflix’s Stranger Things is just over three weeks away. So far we’ve been treated to an ficial trailer as well as the synopsis and titles the eight episodes, getting us even more ready for the anticipated arrival. Three the series leads, Finn Wolfhard, Gaten Matarazzo, and Noah Schnapp chatted with ET at the 2019 MTV Awards this past weekend and dished on the future on the show and when they think it will end. 

“The Duffers have done so much for the characters in such an amazing way,” Finn (who plays Mike) said the show’s creator. “We’re biased, but we truly believe it’s a fantastic season.” When asked about The Game Thrones and the actors who weren’t too pleased with the ending, Schnapp (who stars as Will) added: “They have a lot to go up against.”

"Stranger Things" Cast Predict One Or Two More Seasons Left Of Show
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“And also, this may not be our last season,” Wolfhard chimed in. “We don’t know.” When asked directly when they thought the series should end, Schnapp responded: “Probably like, five seasons].”

“I think we should stop whenever the story feels like it needs to be completed,” Matarazzo explained. “I don’t think any story should be pushed. If there’s no more story, there’s no more story.”

Prism Battle League: The World’s First LGBTQ Battle Rap League

Despite the societal change towards progressive thought when it comes to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender+ communities, Hip Hop remains one the toughest industries to break into as an LGBTQ+ artist. While the presence LGBTQ+ musicians like Taylor Bennett and Frank Ocean has aided in encouraging progress, a gatekeeper-like barrier still persists. For as long as it existed, the Hip Hop industry has been known to only make space for the heterosexual male and even more recently, female. As such, it is only through the arrival and efforts  individuals who dared to challenge the established narrative, that we are seeing such an effective change today. While efforts to create space for LGBTQ+ communities continues to be a challenging task, Bronx battle rapper Sara Kana is doing her part by launching the Hip-Hop centered LGBTQ+ platform Prism Battle League

Prism is a battle rap league which mainly caters to emcees from the LGBTQ+ community. The New York-based initiative was uprooted by its creator, Sara Kana also known as “The God Mother” who made the announcement a video-blog on her Youtube page back in 2016. The movement ficially made its historic debut on January 9th, 2016 and has since successfully served as a platform which empowers the voices  the otherwise underrepresented and silenced communities. The organization operates with strong consideration the LGBTQ+ movement, hence numerous battles coincide with related events, including Pride Week. 

While other rap battle leagues such as Queen the Ring previously created space for members the LGBTQ+ community by having several openly gay lesbian battlers, Prism sets itself apart by solely dedicating their platform to LGBTQ+ folks. In all, the concept is refreshing and incredibly important to the culture. And since it’s debut in 2016, the platform has accumulated a notable roster talented individuals with a unique contribution to the art battle rap. 

Below, we’ll break down the Prism battle rap artists you can expect to see this year.


Ty White

Ty White has earned the alias Mr. Limelight for a reason. The emcee holds a consistent streak at Prism. His slick bars slowly but surely destroy his opponents’ ego while feeding his own confidence. Ty’s glistening flow allows him to move through the room as he delivers his bars. It is not uncommon for him to leave his opponents shook, his lyrical output conveys back-to-back attacks which double up and nail his opponents. And just when things settle down, the rapper quickly delivers an unexpected heavy-hitter from under his sleeve that unravels his opponent along with the applauding screams the audience. 

Key bar: “Knee to the face, we pop up, causing breakouts, speak to me clean and clear in this race cause this pro active and coming for whiteheads, something you gotta face.”


40 B.A.R.R.S

Rap battler 40 B.A.R.R.S has a stronghold on the game and remains indubitably one the battle rap’s queens. Hailing all the way from Boston, 40 B.A.A.R.S not only accounts for her opponent’s lyrical abilities in her responses but also targets their personal characters by way potent bars. That is, bars which riddle the emcee’s opponents with overwhelming self-doubt they likely dwell on the very same night. Moreover, 40 ensures to defend herself from her opponents’ attacks by detailing facts from the rumors about her. Though, do not let her personal introspection have you believing the next few bars won’t be right back to come for your neck.

Key bar:“Hit your head it’s like a tumor in your melon, bullets will spread even faster than them rumors you be telling.”


Couture

Couture is a seriously talented and strategic battle rapper. She targets her nemesis at the core, as her bars hit the guts and leave a lyrical mess. The Rhode Island-bred rapper’s lyrics are ingenious, intricate and particularly catered to attack her opponent’s weaknesses, whatever they might be– from their looks to their socioeconomic status. Couture will manage to breed insecurities surrounding her opponent’s appearance, only to return with a streak threats that’ll leave them her foe shaking. The female emcee’s content includes creative and clever schemes that do not plan on beating around the bush anytime soon. Her rounds are structured, eloquent and delivered with a noticeable composure which affirms Couture’s status as a silent killer. 

Key bar: “He said I got 40 for you, I said thousand? He said no, 40 B.A.R.R.S, I said oh, the ghetto b*tch that lives in housing.”


Melato Black

Melato Black’s powers can be found in her pen. The rapper’s lyrical subject matter hints at the Jersey rapper’s high intellect and the latter consistently shows through her sharp-edged delivery. The emcee’s charisma and composure sustain the intensity her blows throughout the battle. Furthermore, the steady use precise wording and complex wordplay reveals Melato’s ability to crush those who dare stand before her. 

Key bar:“So my objective, balm her, I’m on her, you get a sleeping bag if it gets intense, sticks smoking at the top, is it making sense (incense)?”


Kazzy

This battle rapper knows how to put on a show all while delivering some tough lyrical blows. In his clear objective to destroy his opponent’s self-esteem, Kazzy keeps it light and comical which further emphasizes his reign as one  Prism‘s best battle league rappers. With ease, the emcee continues to wow through each round by maintaining a succinct delivery and untouchable sequence. 

Key bar:“Well, they set you up cause they made you the pilot and they knew as I blew up, you would die, that’s a kamikaze. I’m still giving you shots behind each bar, those are kamikaze. And if I get upset, there’s no way you can calm a Kazzy.”


Jericho

DC reppin’ emcee Jericho’s lines are brutally honest and slightly disrespectful. And in battle, opponents easily find themselves crushed under the palms Jericho’s heavy lyrical weight. To note, despite his status as a newcomer on the battle rap scene, the artist continues to go hard and bring the heat to each round. When he steps away from bouncing rhymes f his opponent’s head, as usual, he flaunts unmovable confidence displayed through his witty and paced output.

Key bar: “B*tch I’m a shapeshifter, y’all know I’m a pharmacy technician, well yeah I’m about to change my pression to a gravedigger, and that’s a plot that J Munn in and y’all Swisher & Cheshire]  bout to lie in with him. Y’all probably hit the same tune like y’all riding with him and word advice to anybody vibing with em, y’all can all get killed kilt] like Scottish women.”


Swisher

Staten Island’s Swisher distinguishes himself with his intimidating demeanor. Moreover, the rapper’s disrespectful haymakers regularly leave his opponents flushed, embarrassed. The nonchalant rapper knows how to hit his opponents with the right words– the kind that will slowly build up and destroy their confidence. Swisher’s fearlessness is backed up by plenty heavy bars which he fires one after the other with an incredibly unique delivery that sets the emcee apart from other battle rappers. Evidently, the runner up has earned the title battle rap OG at Prism for a reason. His rhythm and style is one which attracts opponents to try and take on the dire task  challenging him on the battleground.

Key bar:“I done told y’all I am not the one, two, three or four, but I am the one to let f three from the fours.”


Cheshire

Kansas City’s Cheshire is indubitably the king smooth and nonchalant wordplay. As far as lyrics go, the rapper makes use everything from cultural references to his opponent’s physical appearance, to destroy whatever shred confidence they previously had. The rapper is calm and composed throughout each round, fering fewer gestures than most battle rappers. Yet the latter is understandable considering there is not much noise or extravagance needed when your bars carry such thunder.

Key bar: “I have you singing Star since you think you a pop b*tch, pop b*tch, or you can get them bald heads like Britney, or you can die over the lines like Whitney.”


J Munn 

Ohio-bred battle rapper J Munn’s delivery remains a comical spectacle as the battle rapper thoroughly gets into his bars. However, don’t let his performance distract you from taking in the heat he spits. Straight fire comes out J Munn’s mouth and easily sets his opponent ablaze. The wit J Munn’s lyrical content takes serious jabs at his rival’s core. Each bar is glazed with a touch disrespectfulness and humor that leaves J Munn’s opponents both flustered and uncomfortable. The artist engagingly taps into the art battle rap by keeping all eyes on him every time he leans into a round. When J Munn aims, he shoots to kill.

Key bar:“You ain’t a no f*cking thug, I take your diamonds, stripped a bitch like player’s club.”


Ryan Eastlake

Carrying the alias  The King the Lightskins, Ryan Eastlake never fails to fer both tea-spilling bars and surprises that leave his opponents shook. The battle rapper’s delivery reeks cockiness which indubitably remains well-learned once he opens his mouth and sets his nemesis on fire. The emcee is at ease with wordplay. Indeed, Ryan Eastlake remains one  Prism’s strongest battle rappers who continues to wow.

Key bar: “I came to bury you in Prism like King Tut.”