Tyler, The Creator Claims Eminem Picks "Some Of The Worst Beats Ever"

Tyler, The Creator has earned the right to state his opinion. A critical darling and constant musical innovator, the strength Tyler’s ear cannot be denied. And yet, he has occasionally ruffled feathers with the blunt nature his criticism. We’ve seen it before, when Tyler leveled some criticisms toward Eminem’s recent music. And now he’s back with another negative observation, this one being shared on Rick Rubin and Malcolm Gladwell’s Broken Record podcast. 

Tyler, The Creator Claims Eminem Picks "Some Of The Worst Beats Ever"

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Eminem picks some the worst beats ever,” continues Tyler, admitting he only listens to Eminem for his lyrical ability. Even Ludacris sometimes picks shitty beats, but their energy and their cool witty lines is what makes the energy cool.” It’s somewhat awkward given that Rick Rubin may very well have steered Em’s hand in the beat department, having worked extensively on both Marshall Mathers LP 2 and Revival. Ever the gentleman, Rubin fails to mention that little tidbit, essentially smiling and nodding in response to Tyler’s criticism.

To be fair, Eminem has occasionally fielded criticism for this very quality, and Tyler is hardly the first to take him to task. Yet the fact remains that Tyler has been taking liberties with Em for a minute now, prompting Em to clap back on “Fall.” Clearly, he has yet to be fazed by the threat Em’s retaliation and seems content in staying critical toward Slim’s music. Might we hear a doubling down from Em, if and when that new project his comes around

Should you be curious in hearing the words themselves, check out the Everyday Struggle crew’s analysis on Tyler’s criticism below. 

WWE Announces Epic "World Cup" Tag Team Match For Crown Jewel Event

WWE superstars will be returning to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia later this month for another “Crown Jewel” event, which will include several highly publicized bouts, including Brock Lesnar vs Cain Velasquez and Braun Strowman vs boxing champ Tyson Fury.

On Monday, the WWE revealed some more details about the upcoming Crown Jewel card and their plans to hold the largest Tag Team Turmoil Match all time, with the winning team taking possession a newly announced World Cup trophy and the title  Best Tag Team in the World. 

According to WWE’s press release, these nine tag teams will be included in the brawl: The New Day, The Viking Raiders, Heavy Machinery, Lucha House Party, Zack Ryder & Curt Hawkins, The Revival, The O.C., Dolph Ziggler & Robert Roode and The B-Team. 

WWE has also announced that Mansoor Al-Shehail, the first Saudi wrestler to have ever competed in a WWE ring and the winner the first-ever 50 Man Battle Royal, will go up against Cesaro.

A five-on-five tag team match pitting “Team Hogan” vs “Team Flair” is also scheduled for Crown Jewel, but the full teams have not yet been revealed. Thus far, we know that Hulk’s team will be represented by Seth Rollins and Rusev, while Flair’s team consists Baron Corbin and Randy Orton.

WWE Crown Jewel, taking place at the King Fahd International Stadium in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, will air on the WWE Network on Thursday, October 31, at 1 pm ET. 

Cassie Shares Nude BTS Photo From Her Pregnancy Shoot

This week, Cassie Ventura shared stunning photos from her Malibu wedding that took place a month ago. She married pressional trainer and bull rider, Alex Fine, after having gotten engaged just a month prior. It seems the couple is squeezing in all these celebrations before they become occupied with the responsibilities parenthood. 

While we’re unsure her expected month delivery, Cassie has been showing f her baby bump for months now. In August, she posted three glorious shots on Instagram her pregnant bod by the water. It turns out that she attempted to do another photoshoot to document the cycle, but for some unknown reason, things fell through. Today, Cassie posted a photo her sitting naked by a fireplace with the caption: “When the shoot didn’t work out, but the BTS did.” Well, this photo certainly worked out, at least. In heels and fishnet stockings, Cassie may have captured the iest pregnancy shot to date. 

The practice the pregnancy photoshoot is alive and well – its revival possibly sparked by the exquisite photos shared by Beyoncé when she announced the births Sir and Rumi. Safaree Samuels and Erica Mena also recently shared their pressionally-done pregnancy photos on Instagram

"Joker" Wins This Weekend Box Office War Over "Gemini Man"

Yesterday, we reported on the Joker maintaining its winning streak in the box fice despite it being the second week. With the arrival worthy opponents, notably Will Smith’s The Gemini Man and the revival The Addams Family, the smiley-faced villain still maintained his momentum. New reports by UPROXX now indicate that supervillain flick has superseded all expectations and won the box fice war this weekend. The Joker successfully garnered another $55 million dollars in total in its second week which reflects the best second weekend for any film ever in the month October. After only ten days in theatres, the Joker has made almost $200 million dollars in domestic sales and approximately $544 million dollars globally. 

Other than that, The Addams Family is also doing well at the second spot and the reimagined tale garnered a sweet $9.7 million dollars in domestic box fice sales from a total 4007 different locations. Should it continue doing well, estimates expect the film to rack in $33 million dollars total this weekend. Gemini Man comes last in the third spot with a $7.4 million dollar opening. Though it is expected to make $20 million this weekend, a number slightly below earlier estimates $24 million.

The ”Joker” Continues Winning Streak With $17 Million Dollar Box Office

It has now been a week since Warner Bros. has released the highly-anticipated Joker movie. And while the premiere reflected great success, it appears the winning streak continues. According to Variety, the villain-focused film has garnered another $17 million dollars in domestic box fice sales during its second Friday in theatres. The estimated digits tied to the movie are expecting roughly $50 million dollars more in total for the second week. These estimates follow the film’s smashing $96 million dollar box fice debut. Despite the arrival Will Smith’s Gemini Man and the iconic revival The Addams Family, the Joker is still doing pretty well number-wise. If things go as expected, the movie will have crossed the mark $185 million dollars in total domestic sales this weekend. 

Other than that, The Addams Family is also doing well at the second spot and the reimagined tale garnered a sweet $9.7 million dollars in domestic box fice sales from a total 4007 different locations. Should it continue doing well, estimates expect the film to rack in $33 million dollars total this weekend. Gemini Man comes last in the third spot with a $7.4 million dollar opening. Though it is expected to make $20 million this weekend, a number slightly below earlier estimates $24 million.

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Ja Rule Announces New Album "12.Twelve.XII" Release Date

It’s become relatively easy to reduce Ja Rule to a punchline, given a variety unfortunate factors. His involvement in the notoriously doomed Fyre Festival for one, which left him looking like a patsy at best, a criminal at worst. And lest we forget, his legendary beef with 50 Cent, Eminem, and their legions loyal fans did him no favors, despite putting up a valiant fight with “Loose Change.” And yet, there was once a time in which Ja Rule reigned supreme, drawn from the same draft class as fellow New Yorkers Jay-Z and DMX; in fact, the trio were once rumored to form a supergroup, but that’s a tale for another day. 

Ja Rule Announces New Album "12.Twelve.XII" Release Date

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Sadly, Ja’s post Pain Is Love (which recently celebrated its birthday on October 2nd) output never quite reached the successes his first three. Yet you can’t keep a good man down, especially a wily veteran like Rule. In the midst reigniting his feud with “sworn enemy” 50 Cent, Ja has been moonlighting in the studio, a process that has ultimately borne fruit. Behold 12.Twelve.XII, Ja’s upcoming studio album, which is set to arrive on December 12th – with the holiday season right around the corner.

Set to arrive his ICONNic sound imprint, Ja’s eighth studio album may very well feel like a Murder Inc revival. Especially if he reunites with Ashanti and Irv Gotti. Jokes aside, have you any love in your heart for Ja Rule? 

Nike Shox TL Receives Pony Hair & Python Skin Revival: Official Photos

Over the past year or so, Nike has been trying to revive some the shoes that were popular back in the early 2000s. Perhaps the best example this is the Nike Shox TL which started dropping in numerous colorways throughout the last few months. There have been some interesting variations the sneaker thus far and Nike has even ushered in some dope collabs, many which sneakerheads have gobbled up upon release.

With all that being said, it doesn’t seem like Nike has any plans to put the Nike Shox TL on the backburner as this past week, were graced with ficial images for a brand new colorway. This time around, Nike is giving the shoe some premium materials in the form python skin and pony hair. As you can see from the photos, the shoe has a navy blue tint throughout with the python skin coming on the back heel. As for the pony hair, there is a brown strip it on the toe box which makes for an interesting aesthetic.

As right now, there is no ficial release date for these kick but according to Sneaker News, you can expect them to drop in the coming weeks.

Nike Shox TL Receives Pony Hair & Python Skin Revival: Official Photos

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Nike Shox TL Receives Pony Hair & Python Skin Revival: Official Photos

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Nike Shox TL Receives Pony Hair & Python Skin Revival: Official Photos

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Nike Shox TL Receives Pony Hair & Python Skin Revival: Official Photos

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Nike Shox TL Receives Pony Hair & Python Skin Revival: Official Photos

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Irv Gotti Thinks 6ix9ine Can Revive Career Because New Generation Accepts Snitching

T.I. isn’t the only person who believes that Tekashi 6ix9ine can return home without a problem. During the Atlanta rapper’s recent interview with 92.3 The Real’s Big Boy’s Neighborhood, T.I. said 6ix9ine, real name Daniel Hernandez, will be welcomed back home with open arms because “there’s a bunch rats walking around right now.” We reported earlier this week that Hernandez may opt to forego the Witness Protection Protection Program and undertake 24-hour security because he wants to return to his career in music. According to Murder Inc. label head Irv Gotti, Hernandez may be able to make a revival his disgraced career work. 

“I’ve never seen a rapper like this,” Irv stated when asked by a TMZ cameraman about his opinions on Hernandez. “This is a first. I truly don’t know…What I feel is that, the new generation, I think he can put out a hit record and they’re gonna f*ck with him. They’re not like me or like the older generation who really have strong beliefs on snitching. You hear it now. A lot people, you hear the comments like], ‘I would snitch, too, if it was gonna hurt me.’ I think it’s a new world. It’s different than when I came up.”

“If we was talking about my generation, he would have no chance at a career,” Irv stated, adding that if this happened in the 1990s Hernandez would be in trouble. “No chance. N*ggas would probably whoop his ass on sight…that didn’t have nothing to do with the trial, just ’cause they know he’s a snitch. They would just bomb on this n*gga, but it’s a new world.

Irv ended his exchange by saying that Hernandez’s plight isn’t something that he thinks about. It’s only when he’s stopped by TMZ does it even cross his mind., “I don’t think about Tekashi. I don’t know him,” he said. “I don’t want to know him. I’m glad he didn’t mention me and my name. The guy is snitching on everybody. He’s dry snitching and snitching on everybody. It’s crazy.”

"Top Boy" Actor Ashley Walters On Why Drake Didn’t Cameo: "It’s Touch And Go"

The long-awaited and much-appreciated arrival Top Boy has sent fans into a frenzy, probably already having binged the first season that’s being streamed on Netflix. The revival the show is all in part due to Drake who streamed the show years ago and liked it so much he couldn’t handle it being taken f the air. The series follows the intertwined drug and gang life in the East London housing estates and its connection to Jamaica. 

Ashley Walters, who stars as Dushane, recently chatted about the show and explained why Drake didn’t make a cameo even though the role was there. Ashley chatted with Charlie Sloth on the latter and recalled a conversation he had with the “Money In The Grave” rapper. 

"Top Boy" Actor Ashley Walters On Why Drake Didn't Cameo: "It's Touch And Go"
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“It’s touch and go for you,” he said he told Drake. “He’s such a good actor but will people let him shed that Drake skin? Is it right for the first thing for him to do going back into his acting career be Top Boy? Because people are gonna be waiting to kill him for it. Knowing how good he was and whatever, I just felt like—for him—it would have been best to wait for another time.”

While it didn’t take place in season one, the potential for it to happen in further episodes is there. 

"The Boondocks" Will Make Its Return On HBO Max

The Boondocks has found a new home for its highly-anticipated return. HBO Max has announced the show’s revival will launch on the streaming service in fall 2020.

WarnerMedia’s upcoming streaming platform has ordered two seasons of the acclaimed series for a total of 24 new episodes. All 55 episodes from the show’s original television run on Adult Swim will also be available on HBO Max, which is scheduled to launch in spring 2020.

The Boondocks was a revolutionary series that sparked conversations on hot button issues and brought dark subjects into the light with episodes like ‘The Trial of Robert Kelly’, ‘The Fundraiser’ and ‘The Story of Gangstalicious,’” HBO Max’s chief content officer Kevin Reilly said in a press release. “Aaron [McGruder] is a gifted visionary whose unique style of storytelling is a welcome voice and we are elated The Freemans are making their thugnificent comeback on HBO Max.”

The Boondocks creator Aaron McGruder is back for the series revival after not being involved in the show’s fourth season, which aired in 2014. He will serve as the showrunner and one of the executive producers.

“There’s a unique opportunity to revisit the world of The Boondocks and do it over again for today,” McGruder said in a press statement. “It’s crazy how different the times we live in are now – both politically and culturally – more than a decade past the original series and two decades past the original newspaper comic. There’s a lot to say and it should be fun.”

The first four seasons of The Boondocks are currently available to stream on Hulu. Fans can also hear Gary Anthony Williams reprise his Uncle Ruckus character on The Breakfast Club below.

Selena Gomez Is Producing Netflix Documentary 'Living Undocumented'

Selena Gomez is set to serve as an executive producer for Living Undocumented, a Netflix documentary series that will follow the journeys of eight undocumented-immigrant families.

The show’s first season will release on Netflix on October 2nd; eight real-life families volunteered to be filmed for the work. Netflix recently posted a two-minute trailer of the program, which had garnered about 40,000 views at the time of writing.

Living Undocumented‘s official description reads: “Eight undocumented families’ fates roller-coast as the United States’ immigration policies are transformed.” Living Undocumented is described as “provocative” and “emotional” by Netflix.

Predictably, many have come out in favor of Living Undocumented, while many others have voiced their opposition to the series.

Though Gomez continues to be involved in the music industry, she’s dedicated a large chunk of the last seven years to developing her acting career. She’s voiced Marvis in each of the three Hotel Transylvania films that have been released to date (a fourth is scheduled to hit theaters in 2021, and Gomez has already signed on to reprise her character).

This year, Selena Gomez has had roles in The Dead Don’t Die (which also featured Bill Murray and Steve Buscemi) and Woody Allen’s A Rainy Day in New York. Gomez has provided her voice to Dolittle, which stars Robert Downey Jr. and will debut in theaters in 2020.

Stated in short, Gomez’s interest in the film and television industry isn’t new. Moving forward, it seems that the 27-year-old will continue to attach her name to projects that she finds personally interesting—even if she’s not part of the on-screen cast.

Gomez’s most recent studio album, Revival, dropped in 2015. The work received mostly positive reviews from critics and sold well. Selena embarked on the Revival Tour, a 55-show concert series, to support the album. She is reportedly working on a new studio album, but little reliable information has been made available.

Here’s a trailer for Living Undocumented.

 

Drake Rumored To Be A Producer On 50 Cent’s "Black Mafia Family" Series

Since 2016, 50 Cent has been reassuring people that his television series based on the Black Mafia Family will come to fruition. He got the go-ahead in a handwritten letter from Big Meech, one the former ringleaders BMF, a drug trafficking organization that formed in the early 80’s and became affiliated with the hip hop industry when it peaked in the 2000’s. B.M.F. would be part his multi-show deal with the Starz Network, alongside his popular series, Power. The latest updates on the B.M.F.‘s production were when 50 announced a casting call in January – sharing a photo a character breakdown provided by the show’s writer, Randy Huggins – and when he declared in February that it will be even better than Power

Now, new details about the show are spreading, making it even more anticipated. According to OnSmash, rumors are circulating that Drake will have a hand in the project as a producer. Drake is becoming more experienced in the field television, as he serves as an executive producer on Netflix’s British crime drama, Top Boy, and on HBO’s racy teen drama, Euphoria. With all these big names attached to B.M.F., which already has an enthralling storyline, it will surely burst right out the gate whenever it does premiere. 

Eminem’s YouTube Channels Updates With New Music

The possibility of a new Eminem album inching its way to the masses is looking more and more like a reality. On Wednesday (September 11), a mysterious upload to Eminem’s YouTube page got the internet all riled up.

The video is an audio track that sounds like smooth jazz from Kenny G. The cover art reads: “PhilipJones16” and “THE REAL SLIM SHADY.” It’s coupled with a peaceful photo of an empty country road.

The rollout for 2017’s Revival started off similarly. But instead of smooth jazz, Em’s team built a whole campaign around a fictitious prescription drug called Revival. The campaign kicked off in October of that year and by December, Em’s ninth studio album had arrived.

Last month, Em posted a rather cryptic tweet that many believed was aimed at Lord Jamar considering it followed his controversial statements about the Detroit-bred rap god.

“People think they want this problem ’til they get it,” he wrote.

Slim Shady fans — or Stans as they are often called — have now flocked to Twitter, trying to decipher what the latest YouTube clip means. Is it a new song? A joke? The beginning of a new album rollout?

Whatever it is, it has people talking.

Check out some of the reactions below.

 

Drake’s "Top Boy" Soundtrack Tracklist Has Arrived

When it was announced that there would be a special soundtrack releasing for the upcoming season Top Boy, everybody rushed to find out if Drake would be releasing any new music as part it. With his role in the revival the show, it would make sense for the Canadian superstar to contribute to the tracklist. Unfortunately, fans will be disappointed because Drizzy only appears once on the seventeen-song list and it’s a track that we’ve already heard.

The ficial tracklist was just announced the OVO Sound social media accounts, telling us exactly what we can expect musically from Top Boy.  The British crime drama will be featuring a ton the hottest rappers from the United Kingdom, including Giggs, Headie One, AJ Tracey, Dave, and more. Baka, Fredo, Little Simz, and many more are set to make appearances on the show’s soundtrack but many are speaking about how Drake‘s sole appearance comes by way the ficial bonus cut. The “Behind Barz” freestyle, which we first heard a year ago, will be released as the final song on the playlist.

While people will surely be upset that the 6ix God won’t be blessing us with new music this week, we’re definitely excited to check out the rest this soundtrack. There are tons talented artists featured on this so Drake’s absence is justified. What are you most excited to hear? The project will be out on September 13.

Wiley Unleashes Scorn Upon Drake & Ed Sheeran: "Culture Vultures"

It’s no secret that grime legend Wiley has no love lost for Drake, having taken no shortage shots at the OVO rapper. On a surface level, Wiley’s animosity appears to stem from a belief that Drake has been culturally appropriating the British genre Grime, going so far as to elicit a puzzled response from Drizzy; a catch-22 if ever there was one, as how can a self-respecting Grime fan go after the Godfather Grime? And yet, Wiley has been unwavering in his position, using the slightest opportunity to tear down those he deems vampires to his cause. 

Evidently, Drake’s revival UK series Top Boy appears to have reignited a flame under Wiley’s arse. The Godfather took to Twitter to unleash a vitriolic rant aimed at both Drake and Ed Sheeran, accusing both men the deadly sin culture-vulturey. “Drake & Ed Sheeran two worse culture vultures on the planet,” he wrote, in a since-deleted Tweet. In another, a more direct shot: “Drake suck ya mum don’t come back to England.” 

While a few messages have been purged and subsequently preserved Instagram below, the bulk the Tweets have been retained. In one, Wiley makes sure to sound f on OVO’s rollout schedule, claiming that each artist exists solely to enhance Drake’s own artistic longevity. Not to mention, the “shit record deals.” Clearly, Wiley is harboring some conflicted feelings about the Top Boy revival. Essentially, it chalks up to a not like this type situation. Suffice it to say, it’s unlikely he’ll be contributing to the upcoming Top Boy soundtrack.