Pinata followers rejoice! Five years after the discharge their critically acclaimed joint undertaking, Freddie Gibbs and Madlib have reunited for the sequel, Bandana. It’s been within the making for some time. Gibbs stated he was sitting on the undertaking final 12 months, ready for the proper time to launch it. The undertaking marks the return MadGibbs however not solely that, however it additionally marks Gangsta Gibbs return to the majors.
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Freddie Gibbs and Madlib simply launched their music, “Flat Tummy Tea” earlier at present which kicked f the marketing campaign for Bandana. As DJ Booth identified, the undertaking will mark Freddie Gibbs’ first main label deal since leaving Interscope in 2007. The undertaking is about to be launched by way of RCA Records later this 12 months.
“Bandana will probably be launched as a partnership between Keep Cool/RCA Records & Madlib Invazion/ESGN,” the press launch reads.
Bandana nonetheless would not have a stable launch date but however it appears fairly attainable that it may arrive within the coming months. Next month could be excellent since March 18th marks the five-year anniversary because the launch Pinata.
If Bandana arrives earlier than June, Gibbs can have efficiently launched three tasks inside the span a 12 months. He launched his solo undertaking, Freddie final June. In October, he, Curren$y and Alchemist teamed up for his or her collaborative undertaking, Fetti.
Keep your eyes peeled for the Bandana launch date.
It’s a tough time to be a Pittsburgh Steelers fan. It was introduced this week that huge receiver Antonio Brown and group president Art Rooney II agreed that it’s time for the 2 events to half methods. Now, it seems as if the group may even lose out working again Le’Veon Bell. Of course, Bell held out all final season as a result of a contract dispute. This fseason, the Steelers might have hit Bell with both the franchise or transition tag, which might give the Steelers management over contract negotiations. Now although, it seems as if the group won’t hit him with any kind tag and are literally letting him turn out to be a free agent, based on ESPN.
“Le’Veon remains to be an incredible participant,” Pittsburgh Steelers GM Kevin Colbert instructed reporters. “We cannot afford to make use of some other kind tags. Le’Veon can be an unrestricted free agent firstly the brand new league yr.”
Colbert additionally talked about how the group is about to lose Antonio Brown to a commerce, which is as he described, “disappointing.”
“We’re all disillusioned we’re at this level. How issues transpired, we’re all disillusioned,” Colbert stated. “Respectfully, we did agree that wanting] right into a commerce would in all probability be the perfect course motion for each side. …. By no means are we going to make a commerce or any kind transfer that won’t be helpful to the Pittsburgh Steelers group. We won’t be discounting you on the commerce market and we won’t launch you.”
The Steelers completed this season with a 9-6-1 file and simply barely missed the playfs.
Is there such factor as Iron Man with out Pepper Potts? The query begs to be requested since Gwyneth Paltrow who performs Pepper within the Marvel Universe, has introduced that she’s retiring her function after the upcoming Avengers: Endgame.
The 46-year-old actress chatted with Variety and defined that her days being Iron Man’s secretary (turned girl-friend) are coming to an finish. “I imply, I’m a bit previous to be in a swimsuit and all that at this level,” she mentioned. “I really feel very fortunate that I did it, as a result of I truly obtained talked into it. I used to be good friend with Iron Man director] Jon Favreau. It was such a beautiful expertise making the primary ‘Iron Man’ after which to observe how essential it has turn into to followers.”
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Although she plans on retiring, Gwyneth is open to creating cameos and seem for flashback moments in upcoming movies.
“I really feel honored to be a component one thing that individuals are so keen about,” she defined. “Of course, in the event that they mentioned, ‘Can you come again for a day?,’ I’ll all the time be there in the event that they want me.”
Avengers: Endgame is ready to reach April this 12 months – peep the trailer for the movie under.
This previous yr was positively an f-year for Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers. The staff didn’t make the playfs and finally fired their coach Mike McCarthy. it was reported that Rodgers and McCarthy had a rocky relationship and that Rodgers wasn’t coachable. This merely is not the case although in keeping with newly appointed quarterback coach Luke Getsy, who spoke about whether or not or not Rodgers actually does wish to be coached.
“Absolutely, I’ve no query about that,” Getsy advised ESPN’s Rob Demovsky. “I feel he is as massive a competitor as I’ve ever been round. He has that need to win greater than anyone I have been round. I feel no matter you wish to name teaching, I feel it is delivering the message, being constant and holding folks accountable to that message, and he needs that as a lot as anyone.”
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Getsy has been with the Packers up to now and got here again to the staff this season to assist practice the quarterbacks. The staff additionally employed a younger head coach in Matt LaFleur to maybe assist spark a brand new method with this Packers staff that’s craving to get again into the playfs.
At 35 years previous, Rodgers is taken into account one the most effective quarterbacks within the league and he’s presently in search of out his second Super Bowl.
The New Orleans Pelicans are actually going by means of it proper now. They rank 13th within the Western Conference and have been fairly nicely instructed by Anthony Davis that he would not wish to play for them anymore. General Manager Dell Demps was additionally fired right this moment for not buying and selling Anthony Davis after they actually had the prospect. It’s been a rollercoaster journey for the franchise and we’re positive the followers would want for significantly better from administration at this level. One one who has been important the workforce and Davis himself is Charles Barkley, who spoke at a media scrum about what Davis ought to do transferring ahead.
“Don’t wreck your popularity as 1 the nicest guys on the planet. Your agent works for you; you don’t work for him,” Barkley defined. “They dealt with the state of affairs flawed and it’s going to chew him within the a—… Workers ain’t by no means gonna have energy over possession.”
Barkley additionally commented on how issues look fairly dangerous in New Orleans proper now and that they want a bit a reset. With a document 26-33, it is clear that one thing wants to alter over there in NOLA. It’s only a matter how and when at this level.
Russell Westbrook has been killing it currently each on the court docket together with his play and f the court docket together with his newest signature sneaker the Jordan Why Not Zer0.2. Throughout the previous few weeks, Westbrook has been coming to the sector with some fairly superior packaging for particular colorways. Of course, there was the Gameboy and Super Soaker colorways and yesterday, Westbrook honored Valentine’s Day as he confirmed as much as the court docket with a field within the form a coronary heart. It regarded like a giant field chocolate, however as an alternative, there have been some sneakers.
What was attention-grabbing concerning the colorway Russ ended up exhibiting f on the court docket, is that they weren’t the standard Valentine’s Day colours you’ll anticipate. These ended up being brown, the identical coloration as Teddy Bear. The kicks even regarded as if that they had the identical texture as a stuffed animal, finally including to the aesthetic.
It’s fairly secure to say at this level that we’re by no means going to really see these make their solution to the market however one can solely dream I assume. These are a reasonably attention-grabbing PE and because the season goes on, we are able to anticipate to see extra this from Westbrook.
Heading into this yr’s NBA Draft, the participant that nearly everybody has going primary is Zion Williamson. The Duke Blue Devils famous person has displayed some spectacular pace and power. Struggling franchises are salivating over the likelihood having the ability to draft Zion and it seems as if different NBA stars are already beginning to take discover the immense expertise Williamson has displayed. One these gamers is none aside from LeBron James who traveled to Virginia over the weekend to look at Duke play Virginia.
“It was a recreation between the highest] groups within the nation,” James defined to ESPN. “Coach Ok Mike Krzyzewski] is my man. And the flight was 35 minutes. So, it was straightforward. It was straightforward to have the ability to do it. It was my first time seeing Duke play, I believe, in my life. I need to go to Cameron Indoor Stadium] sometime, too, although.”
James then spoke about what it was precisely that impressed him about Zion’s recreation.
“What strikes me? His agility and his quickness,” James mentioned. “For his measurement, how robust he’s, to have the ability to transfer like the way in which he strikes, he is very spectacular. I imply, everyone can see the athleticism. That’s clearly, that is ridiculous. But the pace and the quickness that he strikes with] at that measurement may be very spectacular.”
Duke is at the moment ranked second within the nation and might be a favourite on the March Madness event subsequent month.
Giannis Antetokounmpo has been his typical beast self this season with the Milwaukee Bucks. They have the most effective file within the NBA at 43-14 and have been dominating opponents all season lengthy. That was on full show final night time when the Bucks defeated the Indiana Pacers by a rating 106-97. After the sport, the Greek Freak was requested about Pacers participant Thad Young who was tasked with guarding him all night time lengthy. Giannis’ reply was fairly nice.
Per the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:
“Oh, come on, man. Thaddeus Young, he is a terrific man, first all. Amazing participant, superb teammate, performs laborious. At the tip the day, I am not attempting to sound conceited and cocky as a result of that is not who I’m, however I do not suppose there’s one man that may cease me. It’s going to be a complete staff effort. They’ve acquired to load, they have to double-team me. When I get to the paint, three guys swarm at me. That’s the one approach. They’ve acquired to all work collectively to cease me from making performs – not getting factors, from making performs. But he is a terrific defensive man.”
Thanks to Antetokounmpo, the Bucks have a terrific shot at going to the NBA Finals however must compete in opposition to groups just like the Raptors, 76ers, and Celtics.
The Baltimore Ravens have reportedly agreed to commerce former Super Bowl MVP Joe Flacco to the Denver Broncos, in keeping with ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
The two groups have reportedly agreed to the commerce in precept, however the deal can’t be processed till new NFL league yr begins Wednesday, March 13. Additionally, Schefter notes that each groups are prohibited from commenting on the commerce or phrases surrounding it.
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Flacco, 34, went Four-5 in 9 begins for the Ravens final season earlier than he was compelled out the lineup with a hip damage. That paved the best way for rookie quarterback Lamar Jackson to take over, and the 32nd total choose made probably the most his alternative.
Jackson went 6-1 as a starter, and led the Ravens to the AFC North Divisional crown with a 10-6 file.
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Meanwhile, the Denver Broncos completed the season at 6-10 behind veteran QB Case Keenum, who’s due $18 million for 2019 with $7 million that absolutely assured. Flacco is ready to make $18 million in 2019.
It stays to be seen what the Broncos gave up in trade for Flacco, however ESPN studies that it doubtless can be for a mid-round choose.
Ever since baseball and soccer star Kyler Murray declared for the NFL Draft and made it clear he needs to pursue a profession in soccer, rumors have swirled the place Murray will find yourself. One these locations is Arizona, who conveniently has the primary total choose within the draft. Back in October, Cardinals coach Kilff Kingsbury had excessive reward for Murray, saying this:
“Kyler is an incredible participant,” Kingsbury stated in response to ESPN. “And I stated that as being very complimentary earlier than we performed an opponent. I perceive the sound chunk however, like I stated, there will be a ton eventualities that may come up earlier than we get to the draft.”
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Kingsbury’s feedback have led some to consider that their present quarterback, Josh Rosen, can be moved to a special workforce to be able to make room for Murray. The Cardinals head coach reassured members the media yesterday that Rosen is the longer term the franchise at that they do not plan to interchange him anytime quickly.
“Our emotions towards Josh have not waned or modified or something,” Kingsbury defined. “I get we’ve got the primary choose (within the upcoming NFL draft) and so there’s going to be one million eventualities over the following three months which might be going to return up, however no, Josh is our man.”
The Cardinals have been the worst workforce within the NFL final season with a file 13-Three.
With the addition LeBron James this season, every little thing was purported to be so easy. The Lakers would grow to be a contender once more and LeBron would be capable to get himself into his ninth straight Finals. Well, it hasn’t been really easy. Thanks to chemistry points and accidents down the stretch, the Lakers have discovered themselves 2.5 video games out a playf spot, and a dropping file 28-29. The group misplaced by the hands the Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday evening by a rating 117-113.
“This is a tricky loss for us,” James mentioned in response to ESPN. “We did not have constant play from all aspects the sport. Offensively and defensively, we jacked up loads coverages to start out the sport. In the third quarter we jacked up loads our coverages once more. It was at all times taking part in uphill, like we have been doing late. We’ve bought to be loads higher.”
The Lakers will now be on break due to the All-Star sport which James feels can be a good time for the group to reconvene and get again into the swing issues to allow them to make one remaining playf push.
“You bought to decompress and get away from the sport a bit bit,” James defined. “Those guys can have much more time than I’ll, clearly. I will be proper again into it in two days. But simply get contemporary, get your minds proper, get your our bodies proper. Come again with the notion that we’ll make the playfs.”
With the loss, the Lakers now sit in 10th place within the Western Conference and can be again in motion subsequent week.
Atlanta-based politicians rallied in help 21 Savage earlier this month following his ICE arrest. After penning a letter in favor the Brit’s request to stay within the United States, Congressman Hank Johnson has since commented on the federal government ficials’ actions furthering the town’s stance solidarity. Johnson defined why he selected to advocate for 21’s launch citing the company’s misuse energy. According to him, the arrest and the detainment that adopted had been set forth to subject a warning.
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According to Johnson, the artist is getting used to set an instance. “They did that on the weekend the Super Bowl to ship a message to individuals within the music enterprise to maintain your mouth shut about what is going on down on the southern border,” he mentioned. “So I felt I wanted to talk out on it.”
He criticizes the trouble to painting the entertainer as a “felony alien” regardless of his pending U-Visa.”It’s changing into an company that’s terrorizing sure communities. It’s abusing its energy,” he continued. “It must be reined in.” The consultant goes on to explain 21 Savage as an exemplary member the Atlantan group. “We need to see him come residence,” he added.
21 Savage stays in ICE custody till additional discover.
Last 12 months, Nike unveiled the Nike React Element 87 and the Nike React Element 55 to the world. Both sneakers have the identical silhouette however characteristic completely different supplies on the higher. For occasion, the Element 87 has a translucent higher that permits you to see by way of the shoe, whereas the Element 55 is stable. The 87 has been a way more restricted and overrated shoe attributable to its distinctive element, however it hasn’t stopped sneakerheads from being huge followers the 55 as effectively. Both sneakers have gotten quite a few completely different colorways over the previous couple of months and now Nike is displaying f a model new “Wolf Grey” model with some fairly attention-grabbing coloration decisions.
While the higher the shoe is gray all-over, there are some flashy colours that present some pop. For occasion, the Nike swoosh is wearing pink whereas blue, inexperienced, and pink are discovered all alongside the aspect the tongue. It’s an attention-grabbing combine coloration however positively makes for a fairly dynamic shoe.
As for the discharge date, there’s nothing concrete as proper now however it ought to be popping out inside the subsequent few weeks. According to Sneaker Bar Detroit, these kicks might be going for $130 USD.
It’s effectively documented that James Harden and Russell Westbrook are each within the center some fairly spectacular scoring streaks. Harden has scored not less than 30 factors in 30 straight video games whereas Westbrook simply beat Wilt Chamberlain’s document for essentially the most consecutive video games with a triple-double, with 10. These are some fairly unimaginable private accomplishments however for NBA legend Michael Jordan, there may be one accomplishment that’s rather more spectacular.
“Which is more durable from the participant’s standpoint? Six championships, by all means,” Jordan mentioned at a press conference on Tuesday.
“It reveals development within the league,” Jordan mentioned in response to ESPN. “I’m very proud how each guys have performed as a result of they’re making a mark for the league, and I believe it actually helps develop the league.”
Of course, Jordan is at the moment the proprietor the Charlotte Hornets who simply so occur to be internet hosting this 12 months’s All-Star sport. Both Westbrook and Harden will likely be taking part in within the all-star showcase and will certainly be seeking to impress Jordan. Perhaps Jordan’s ring near residence for each gamers as neither has received an NBA title.
Both have been teammates with Kevin Durant only a few years in the past, with Durant being the one participant to maneuver on and win a title.
It was all about H.E.R. on the Grammys.
The R&B sensation not solely received her first Grammy, she additionally delivered a show-stopping efficiency. Taking the stage in a glittery purple jumpsuit, the artist born Gabi Wilson carried out “Hard Place” off her self-titled Grammy-nominated album. Donning her trademark sun shades, the multi-talented songstress performed a translucent guitar whereas displaying off her highly effective pipes, backed by a band and violinists.
Nominated for six awards, H.E.R. received her first Grammy for Best R&B Performance for “Best Part” that includes Daniel Caesar.
Watch her stellar set beneath.