ADHD: Joyner Lucas’ Identity Crisis Or Art Imitating Life?

There’s a lot to be said for maintaining a spirit diversity in music. Many hip-hop’s leading lights, both past and present, retain their vitality by constantly evolving. Although it’d be easy to compile a laundry list, Kanye West, Eminem, Kid Cudi, Outkast, Travis Scott and Kendrick Lamar are just a few the notable names who have avoided musical rigidity in favour letting their sound grow and morph. But no matter how far they strayed from their original “format,” the music remained unmistakably original and furthered their own unique approach.

Midway through one the more sporadic and unconventional album rollouts in recent years, Worcester MA’s Joyner Lucas has made a habit dabbling with far-flung sounds. Each new single that has emerged through out 2018 and 2019 appears to have been constructed from a different sonic template, placing cohesion on the backburner in favour looking at hip-hop from a birds-eye view. Taking an element from here or appropriating a motif from there, the result has been a set tracks that seem artistically ambitious and familiar all at once. Met with a polarizing response for the most part, each precursor to ADHD has taken the listener down one road before he abruptly changes course for pastures new.

ADHD: Joyner Lucas' Identity Crisis Or Art Imitating Life?

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For the most recent case study, you’d need only look as far as project’s title track. Drenched in reverb and the customary trap 808’s, “ADHD’s” sorrowful inflection and emphasis on melody shares more DNA with the work Juice WRLD or Post Malone than it does “Ross Capicchioni” or the multi-layered lyrical workout “Backwords.” The product letting bygones be bygones, the cadence and structure the Logic-aided “ISIS” was littered with tropes that have become synonymous with Drake just as “Broke And Stupid” saw Joyner put his own spin on Memphis Bleek & Hov’s “Dear Summer” in a way that mirrored the 6 God’s recent work. To top it f, it even harboured a thematically similar music video to “God’s Plan.” While these tracks have an influence that can be traced back to artists he’s previously admitted that he bows “gracefully” to, “I Love” took a different tact yet again and contains hints Big Sean and even his former adversary Tory Lanez. With an uncharacteristically inane chorus that’s draped over TheSkyBeats production, the pursuit a banger continued with “10 Bands” alongside Timbaland and seemed more like a love letter to the legendary beatmaker’s Shock Value era than a Joyner track in its own right.

Save for “Devil’s Work”— which invoked a strong online reaction for other reasons— none these teasers are what could be categorized as ‘vintage’ Joyner Lucas, instead acting as investigative forays into other styles and subdivisions hip-hop. In theory, taking a chameleonic approach to music could be beneficial as a way to maximize your appeal across different demographics. But if done haphazardly, the end product could be the distinction as a jack–all-trades and a master none.

That said, there is evidence to suggest that Joyner had precipitated this exact reaction. Released at the beginning last month, a bar from his Tory-assisted “Suge” remix shed some light on the ethos behind his upcoming project and could go some way to explaining why it has lurched from one sound to the other:

“Why you keep droppin’ your album in increments? ADHD is a social experiment, who pay attention the most when they hearin’ it?”

A rebuttal to those who believe this drip-feed approach to unveiling the album is counterproductive, this incisive line would suggest that Joyner is still firmly in the driver’s seat, orchestrating his every move with precision. Described by Joyner as his “only therapy,” music has been a conduit for him to express himself with raw, unabashed honesty and it’s his heart-on-the-sleeve lyricism and undeniable aptitude for rhyming that earned him fans around the world. Diagnosed with ADHD as a kid, he was branded “fidgety” and “impulsive” but all that melted away when it came time to step in the booth. Now, as he readies his most ambitious project to date, the real crux the matters lies in whether he’s still approaching the creative process with the same strength conviction as he always had, or if he’s straying from the path in order to chase a hit.

To unravel the situation, it’s important to clarify what Joyner sees— or perhaps saw— as the key ingredients his output. To do this, look no further than a set remarks he made back in 2015. Entrenched in the promotional tour for his third mixtape Along Came Joyner, he conversed with DJ Booth about numerous tracks on the album. When pressed for one standout that typified what his music was all about, Joyner didn’t hesitate to cite his paradoxically-minded work on “Opposites Attract” and his reasoning was as follows:

“It shows lyricism, it’s real melodic at the same time and also I’m just going f. It’s like three key elements Joyner Lucas.”

Elsewhere in 2017, the Massachusetts MC described how he regularly flips the archetypal songwriting process on its head in order to create in the vein a film composer:  

“I take the video first approach,” he relayed to Revolt. “I write the video treatment first. I write the soundtrack to the visuals and once I know what the video is going to look like, I go and create the record around the structure the video. That approach works for me.”

Prone to unveiling track and video in one fell swoop, the absence a visual accompaniment to the record’s title track and the sharp difference in lyrical bent that he fers on tracks such as “I Love” could suggest that these methodologies aren’t as easily chartable in his output as they once were.

In the opening salvo “Isis,” the medical diagnosis that’s plagued Joyner since his adolescence is explained, making note how it “affects an individual’s ability to focus, causing them to move around more frequently.” Considering his decision to traverse the length and breadth modern hip-hop in recent months, it almost paints these musical flights fancy as a case art imitating life. On the other hand, it’s also keeps in line with one his preferred pastimes during his come-up. From “Look Alive” and “Mask Off” to “Gucci Gang” and “Bank Account,” Joyner made a habit toying with the other side hip-hop in a way that fell somewhere between pastiche and a viral showcase for his talents. It would feel as though he’s progressed from repurposing these types commercialized tracks, to attempting to create his own chart-topping titans based on their sounds. The only problem with this hypothesis is that only “Isis” has cracked the Billboard Hot 100 at time writing.

ADHD: Joyner Lucas' Identity Crisis Or Art Imitating Life?

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Proven time and time again, the consequences chasing a hit and letting your own artistry fall by the wayside can be incredibly grave. The origin many maligned singles and albums, even veterans such as Method Man— who admitted to getting wrapped up in “trying to make hit records and SoundScan” on Tical 0: The Prequel—  aren’t immune to the lure those numbers while one the major complaints about Lil Nas X’s 7 EP was its latent attempt to broaden his appeal by ungraciously melding genres. Speaking on an April 2018 edition his podcast, Joe Budden spoke the innate horrors making music to try to appeal to the masses and it’s a warning that Joyner— and any burgeoning artist— would do well to heed:

“I was so open minded that I was willing to try almost anything. Records like ‘Porno Star,’ ‘Roll Your Backyard,’ and ‘Jingling Baby’-those records are so far from anything that I would write personally. I was in the strip club about five years ago and I heard “Roll Your Backyard” come on and it was like my soul was cringing. It almost felt like I was going to throw up. That’s when I decided I would never make another song that I didn’t want to make.”

Whether caused by that same inextricable restlessness that Joyner has contended with for his whole life or a concerted effort to cater to every type hip-hop audience, fans still have yet to gain a clear picture what awaits us on ADHD. As much as eclecticism and boundary-pushing can work in the artist’s favor, Joyner must retain the authenticity that made him such an exciting outlier in the first place if the record is to succeed. For now, we wait patiently to see what the next single sounds like.

Snoop Dogg & Meek Mill Ether Tekashi 6ix9ine With Emoji Barrage

It’s about to be a pretty busy week with Tekashi 6ix9ine‘s trial starting. For nearly a year, we’ve been left to speculate about everything pertaining to the rainbow-haired rapper, studying his case and attempting to understand what exactly happened with the Nine Trey Bloods. 6ix9ine is expected to testify in court this week and after learning that his former manager, Kifano “Shotti” Jordan, was sentenced to fifteen years in prison, he’s likely scared to learn his own fate. Many are expecting the rapper to be released from jail because his compliance with the feds but things won’t be easy for him on the outside. In advance his trial, Snoop Dogg and Meek Mill took shots at the young man, reminding everyone that he is not to be trusted.

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Posting a headline the eccentric superstar and how he’s been safely stashed away with other informants in a separate wing the penitentiary, Snoop Dogg spoke out against Tekashi with plenty emojis. “🐀 👮‍♀️ 🚔 👨‍⚖️,” he wrote as his caption, leaving little to the imagination.

Meek Mill chimed in in the comments with his own notes, proving to everyone that he’s still not riding with 6ix9ine at all. “Ratgoon,” he wrote as his singular remark.

Stay tuned because all this will likely explode this week. Are you excited to follow the dramatic unfolding 6ix9ine’s trial?

Antonio Brown’s Former Trainer Accuses Him Of Multiple Sexual Assaults

If you thought that Antonio Brown’s name would make its way out the headlines now that his debacle with the Oakland Raiders is over, you’re highly mistaken. On Tuesday, a lawsuit was filed in Florida by Brown’s former trainer, a woman named Britney Taylor, who has made claims that the NFL star sexually assaulted her on multiple occasions.

According to ESPN, Taylor states in her lawsuit that there were three occasions in 2017 and 2018 where Brown behaved inappropriately. Taylor mentions in her lawsuit that she met Brown when they were students at Central Michigan University and became friends when they bumped into each other at a Bible study group. After running into each other years later, they developed a “brother-sister” relationship and Brown reportedly hired her as a physical trainer.

In June 2017, Taylor accuses Brown kissing her without her consent after exposing himself at his home. In July that year at his house in Miami, she claims he masturbated and ejaculated on her back without her knowledge. In that incident, Taylor claims Brown gloated about it vis text messages.

Nearly a year later, Taylor states that she was out in Miami at a nightclub before she later went to Brown’s home to get something to eat and use the restroom. While there, Taylor says the New England Patriots receiver “forced her down onto a bed, pushed her face into the mattress, and forcibly raped her.”

Darren Heitner, Brown’s lawyer, released a statement regarding the lawsuit saying that the relationship between Brown and Taylor was a “consensual personal relationship. Any sexual interaction with Mr. Brown was entirely consensual.” Heitner also tweeted, “Antonio Brown will leave no stone unturned and will aggressively defend himself, including exercising all his rights in countersuits.”

Taylor says in her lawsuit that she has frequent panic attacks and suicidal thoughts because the alleged assaults. She also issued a statement, saying, “As a rape victim Antonio Brown, deciding to speak out has been an incredibly difficult decision. I have found strength in my faith, my family, and from the accounts other survivors sexual assault. Speaking out removes the shame that I have felt for the past year and places it on the person responsible for my rape. I will cooperate with the NFL and any other agencies; however, at this time, I respectfully request that the media please respect my privacy.”

ESPN reports the trainer is seeking in excess  $75,000.

The Loch Ness Monster Exposed: Unfolding The Slippery Truth

It’s a mystery that has baffled humanity for centuries. The mighty Loch Ness Monster, colloquially known as “Nessie.” Joining the likes the Sasquatch, the Kraken, the Ogopogo, and the Wendigo at the council mystical creatures, Nessie has been ten spotted but never quite seen. At least, not in any manner that might suggest the authenticity her existence. Despite vast technological developments, Nessie has remained elusive, almost as if she doesn’t want to be found. And why would she, given the hubbub that would likely surround her coming out party? 

The Loch Ness Monster Exposed: Unfolding The Slippery Truth

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Despite a genuine absence convincing information surrounding her existence, scientists have worked tirelessly to discover the answers we so seek. According to a report from CNN, some said scientists have concocted a new hypothesis fueled by recent findings. Apparently, Geneticist Neil Gemmell has put forth the possibility that Nessie is nothing more than a “giant eel.” “There are large amounts eel DNA in Loch Ness,” he explains, citing a study that found 3,000 distinct species living in the Scottish lake; despite popular depiction, none them are, by his admission, a plesiosaur.

As now, the Eel theory remains the safest bet. “We don’t know if the eel DNA we are detecting is gigantic, from a gigantic eel, or just many small eels,” explains Gemmell. “These normally grow to about four to six feet in length, and some people are saying they are observing organisms that are much, much larger than that.” Yet for all those true believers out there, who refuse to count Nessie’s existence quite yet, Gemmell has a few parting words wisdom for you. “A lack evidence is not necessarily evidence absence,” he clarifies. “There may well be a monster in Loch Ness. We didn’t find it.”

The truth will set you free. 

Cons Of Being Vegetarian: Higher Risk Of Stroke New Study Reveals

Being vegetarian may be healthy in many ways, but it also carries its own risks. According to a new study, those who don’t eat meat may be at a higher risk stroke. This is the first study to observe the risk strokes for vegetarians and vegans, and it found that they are at a 20% higher risk than those who eat meat.

Interestingly, pescetarians were not at a higher risk strokes like other non-meat eaters. The study states that this could be due to the fact that they have higher cholesterol levels than normal vegetarians and vegans. Another pro is that vegetarians have a lower risk heart disease than their meat-eating counterparts. They were found to be as much as 22% less at risk.

Cons Of Being Vegetarian: Higher Risk Of Stroke New Study Reveals
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At the end the day, there is still more research needed. Mark Lawrence and Sarah McNaughton, pressors from Deakin University in Australia, reminded us that these results may not apply to everyone. “Participants were all from the United Kingdom where dietary patterns and other lifestyle behaviors are likely to differ from those prevalent in low and middle-income countries, where most the world’s vegetarians live,” the two scientists insisted.

There are many different kinds diets and other ways to be healthy, make sure you know all the pros and cons whatever strategy you choose.

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More Signs of a Streaming Music Slowdown — This Time from the Netherlands

There isn’t much room for streaming music growth in The Netherlands, according to the latest statistics.  But this isn’t just a Dutch dilemma.

For months, we’ve been pointing to a streaming music plateau in wealthier, developed nations of Europe as well as the United States.  Now, there’s more evidence to support the idea that a streaming plateau is ahead — at least among the consumers that have the most money to spend.

Just this morning, Dutch market research firm MultiScope shared its findings on streaming music saturation in The Netherlands.  In a nutshell, they found that Spotify and YouTube were heavily dominant in the country, but that there’s little ceiling for growth.

According to MultiScope, Spotify is minting roughly €350 million in annual revenues in the Netherlands (or roughly $384 million), thanks to a dominant market position.  The study found that Spotify easily leads the roost of competitors alongside YouTube, with 5.2 million using one or both services to access music.

Putting that into perspective, The Netherlands has a population of about 17 million, which means that nearly 1 out of 3 residents — man, woman, or child — is using Spotify or YouTube for music.  As for the rest of the competitive field, MultiScope noted that Soundcloud, Apple Music, Google Play Music, and iTunes had far lower take-rates.

Indeed, Spotify’s dominance in the country is astonishing.  The survey revealed that Spotify hogs 56 percent of listening time among those that stream music, with YouTube commanding a 27 percent share (specifically for music).

Even more impressive: roughly 36% of Dutch smartphones have Spotify as an installed app.

But here’s where this gets tricky for Spotify — and the broader streaming music industry.

MultiScope also asked residents who didn’t have Spotify if they were planning to get the streaming app.  Among those not using Spotify, just 7 percent said they planned to get the app.  That number dwindled for Apple Music, where just 3 percent of those without the app planned to get it.  Similarly, just 4 percent of non-YouTubers said they were planning to use the service for music in the future.

Those single-digit numbers indicate that streaming music’s double-digit growth days are over.  Instead, most people who are interested in streaming music already use a streaming music service, though it was unclear where free users stood in this equation.

On the Apple Music side, almost everyone is paying, with the only free usage coming through a free trial.  But Spotify is notorious for housing hordes of free users, while touting its magical ability to convert freemium accounts into premium accounts.

The Netherlands is also one of the wealthiest nations on the planet, with a per-capita GDP that lags behind neighbors like Switzerland and Norway, but beats Sweden and the U.K.   That means Dutch denizens have disposable cash, and many are using it on music subscriptions.  Sounds like a wonderful market, though the only problem is that most of the people are already in the streaming tent, putting a cap on future revenue growth potential.

But the real elephant in the room is that this isn’t just a Dutch phenomenon, with many European neighbors likely offering similar saturation stats.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"Baby Shark" Owner Pinkfong Faces Copyright Infringement Lawsuit

Yet another hit song is the subject of a copyright infringement lawsuit.

This time it’s the children’s song “Baby Shark” created by the South Korean brand Pinkfong, which has garnered more than 3.3 billion views on YouTube.  A musician named Johnny Only says that the song belongs to him, and he’s suing Pinkfong’s parent company SmartStudy in a South Korean court of law.

Even Only admits that “Baby Shark” predates him, however.  Although no one is quite certain of the song’s origin, it’s believed to have been a campfire chant developed at U.S. summer camps for kids sometime last century.  The song may have emerged in conjunction with the success of the “Jaws” franchise — though that’s just another theory.

In other words, this is a song without a known author — which effectively make the original version a public domain work.

Against that inconvenient fact, Only says that he’s been performing his own version of the song for around 20 years. He further says that he rewrote the original chant to focus on the sharks and make it more of a children’s song. He believes that the Pinkfong version specifically copies the version of the song that he created.

Only published this version in 2011 and also made a YouTube video for it, which currently has around 100,000 views.

This past July, the Seoul Central District Court first heard the case. But before the case can go on, the Korea Copyright Commission must review both versions of the song.

While Only insists that he should receive credit for what has become a worldwide phenomenon, SmartStudy strongly disagrees. They insist that their version of “Baby Shark” was based not on Only’s, but on the public domain version that Only based his work upon.

But Only counters that the Pinkfong version has many similarities to the unique features of his version. These similarities include:

  • The length
  • The key
  • The tempo
  • The rhythm
  • The instrumentation
  • The harmony and styles

Only further says that the two songs even use a splash at the beginning of it.

More as this case develops.

“Joker” Movie Confirmed R-Rated

Director Todd Collins announced earlier this Summer that his upcoming Joker movie starring Joaquin Phoenix would be R-rated, and on Friday we got the confirmation. The film’s website displayed the rating yesterday, which cites “strong bloody violence, disturbing behavior, language, and brief sexual images” as the factors in the rating.

Here’s the synopsis the movie: ”Director Todd Phillips Joker centers around the iconic arch nemesis and is an original, standalone fictional story not seen before on the big screen. Phillips’ exploration Arthur Fleck, who is indelibly portrayed by Joaquin Phoenix, is a man struggling to find his way in Gotham’s fractured society. A clown-for-hire by day, he aspires to be a stand-up comic at night…but finds the joke always seems to be on him. Caught in a cyclical existence between apathy and cruelty, Arthur makes one bad decision that brings about a chain reaction escalating events in this gritty character study.”

Along with Phoenix, the film is set to star Robert De Niro, Zazie Beetz, and Marc Maro. Check out the trailer (below) and look for the film to hit theatres October 4th.

 

Washing Raw Chicken Before Cooking It Can Make You Sick: Report

With all this talk about Popeyes and Chik-fil-A’s chicken sandwiches, we’re in the mood for a nice dinner right around now. If you’re more a stay-at-home kind guy or gal, you’re likely thinking what to make yourself tonight. One thing to consider if you settled on chicken: don’t wash or rinse it before preparing it because you may actually be putting yourself at risk to catch an illness.

As you surely know, raw chicken can sometimes be contaminated with salmonella bacteria, which is not something you want to be putting in your body. That’s why it’s important to cook your meat thoroughly before eating it. However, a new study shows that maybe you shouldn’t be pouring water over your chicken before popping it in the oven or the barbecue. According to the United States Department Agriculture, cross-contamination is a major risk when you choose to wash your chicken in the sink before preparing it. Instead running water over your poultry, the USDA is giving three alternatives. 

They suggest that, in order to prevent the risk illness, you should prepare foods that will not be cooked, like salad or vegetables, before handling chicken. Another (quite obvious) option is to use sanitizer on the surfaces that you did prepare your chicken on. Finally, you’ll want to invest in a meat thermometer so you know when your chicken is perfectly cooked and no longer containing traces any disease.

Since chicken is the most eaten meat in the United States, this has been your ever-important PSA the day. Do you rinse chicken before cooking it?

50 Cent Shows Off New Girlfriend For The First Time & She’s Fine AF

During his career, we’ve seen 50 Cent shack up with a number very attractive women. From actresses to models, artists to entertainers, Fif definitely has a type. The 44-year-old tycoon has refused to settle down with one woman in particular, still on the lookout for “the one.” This week, he showed f his brand new fling, bringing along Jamira Haines as his personal guest to the Power World Premiere at Madison Square Garden earlier in the week

50 Cent Shows Off New Girlfriend For The First Time & She's Fine AF
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Jamira, who goes by Cuban Link online, has nearly 200,000 followers on Instagram and she’s built a successful business for herself. Linking up with 50 Cent will only help her exposure levels as she is sure to continue gaining attention from all the recent media coverage their coupledom. Neither Jamira nor Curtis have confirmed that they’re exclusively dating but it was alluded to in a recent post on Cuban’s socials. “I love how y’all are happy that I’m happy,” wrote the model to her thousands fans. 

Haines has been working as a fitness model for the last few months, studying to become a lawyer. Take a look at some her photos below and let us know if you think she and Fif make a good match.

50 Cent Shows Off New Girlfriend For The First Time & She’s Fine AF

During his career, we’ve seen 50 Cent shack up with a number very attractive women. From actresses to models, artists to entertainers, Fif definitely has a type. The 44-year-old tycoon has refused to settle down with one woman in particular, still on the lookout for “the one.” This week, he showed f his brand new fling, bringing along Jamira Haines as his personal guest to the Power World Premiere at Madison Square Garden earlier in the week

50 Cent Shows Off New Girlfriend For The First Time & She's Fine AF
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Jamira, who goes by Cuban Link online, has nearly 200,000 followers on Instagram and she’s built a successful business for herself. Linking up with 50 Cent will only help her exposure levels as she is sure to continue gaining attention from all the recent media coverage their coupledom. Neither Jamira nor Curtis have confirmed that they’re exclusively dating but it was alluded to in a recent post on Cuban’s socials. “I love how y’all are happy that I’m happy,” wrote the model to her thousands fans. 

Haines has been working as a fitness model for the last few months, studying to become a lawyer. Take a look at some her photos below and let us know if you think she and Fif make a good match.

Bryson Tiller Joins Jack Harlow on ‘Thru the Night’

Bryson Tiller rolls with Jack Harlow on “Thru the Night,” the first single from his forthcoming project.

The bouncy jam, produced by The Understudy, finds the 21-year-old rapper teaming up with his fellow Louisville native over a sample of Usher’s “U Don’t Have to Call.”

The companion video, directed by Ace Pro and Nemo Achida, was shot at famed Louisville landmark, Robben’s Roost Skating Rink. Bryson and Jack lace up their roller skates during the fun-filled day before hitting the parking lot as the song switches up.

The Tiller collaboration was a dream come true for Harlow. “Trapsoul came out my senior year, and that’s all we were listening to in the ‘Ville,” he told Billboard. “I was riding around and playing that shit on repeat. He was the hottest thing going. I always dreamed of doing a song with him. Now that we got one, of course it means the world to me.”

In addition to readying the follow-up to last year’s Loose, Harlow will hit the road on “The Mission Tour.” The 29-date trek kicks off Oct. 18 in Chicago and wraps in his hometown of Louisville on Nov. 29.

Hillary Clinton Pulls Fake News Card On Trump Over His Voter Conspiracy Theory

Trump is undoubtedly one the pettiest people on planet earth. Even though he won the election, he’s still taking shots at his predecessors and opponents that he’s beat. Needless to say, he will likely take his grudge against Hillary Clinton and Obama to the grave. Dr. Robert Epstein, a former supporter Clinton, testified before Senate Judiciary Committee where he claimed that Google had search engine biases towards Hillary Clinton which could’ve increased her votes from 2.6M to 10.4M. Trump echoed these sentiments without actually looking at the research.

“Wow, Report Just Out! Google manipulated from 2.6 million to 16 million votes for Hillary Clinton in 2016 Election! This was put out by a Clinton supporter, not a Trump Supporter! Google should be sued. My victory was even bigger than thought! @JudicialWatch,” he wrote.

It didn’t take too long for Clinton to catch wind his comments. With elegance, she got Trump together while simultaneously pulling the Fake News card on him. On top all that, she threw in a little jab. “The debunked study you’re referring to was based on 21 undecided voters. For context that’s about half the number people associated with your campaign who have been indicted,” she wrote.

The study conducted by Epstein was based on 95 people from 24 states. Out those 95 voters, 21 them described themselves as undecided. They were asked to do use Google, Yahoo, and Bing! to search words related to the election. Ultimately, Google seemed to lean closer to pro-Clinton content in both Rep. and Dem. states in comparison to Bing! and Yahoo. However, it should be noted there wasn’t any actual evidence that suggested that votes nor search engines were actually “manipulated” in any way.

Daniel Caesar Performs A Soulful Rendition Of “Cyanide” On "Jimmy Kimmel Live"

Daniel Caesar’s CASE STUDY 01 tape is still a fresh fering that boasts features from PharrellBrandy, Sean Leon, Jacob Collier, John Mayer and others. The album is a refreshing follow-up to Daniel’s 2017 tape Freudian and the 24-year-old has come through to show more love to his work with a visit to Jimmy Kimmel Live to perform the second Case Study track, “Cyanide.”

Dressed in what looks to be an air pilot’s outfit (helmet and all) Daniel stood center stage with five gorgeous women singing backup vocals behind him. The performance is more laid back compared to the recorded single as we hear Daniel embellish on more notes, providing a different take on how the song can be delivered. 

Daniel Caesar’s currently on the road for his Kfee accompanied tour for CASE STUDY 01 and has already announced a part two with another string stops to perform for his adoring fans – peep the stops below.

Tom Brady Calls Out Shakespeare-Quoting Rookie On Instagram

New England Patriots rookie defensive end from Michigan, Chase Winovich, took to instagram on Wednesday to share a photo himself in a Pats jersey, along with a quote from Shakespeare’s Julius Caeser. Naturally, six-time Super Bowl champion and future Hall Fame quarterback Tom Brady was unimpressed by the rookie’s cultured ways.

The quote that accompanied Winovich’s recent photo reads:

“Lowliness is young ambition’s ladder, Whereto the climber-upward turns his face; But when he once attains the upmost round
He then unto the ladder turns his back, Looks in the clouds, scorning the base degrees By which he did ascend”

And Brady’s timely, three-word response: “Study your playbook.”

All business, all the time, as always for Tom and the defending champion Patriots.

Tom Brady Calls Out Shakespeare-Quoting Rookie On Instagram

This isn’t the first time that the fellow Wolverines have exchanged pleasantries on the gram. Earlier this Summer, Winovich reached out to Brady for some barber recommendations, prompting Brady to reveal that he’s been dying to cut the rookie’s hair ever since the Patriots selected him third overall.

However, following Winovich’s performance during New England’s 31-3 preseason victory against the Detroit Lions, Brady switched gears, commenting on one the kid’s IG posts, “Maybe You can keep your hair.”

New England will celebrate their 2019 Super Bowl championship, and kick f their pursuit another ring, on September 8, as they host the Pittsburgh Steelers in the first Sunday night football game the season.