Klay Thompson is one the most impressive shooters to ever play the game basketball and this past summer, he signed a huge contract extension with the Golden State Warriors. When it comes to endorsement deals, Thompson is actually one the highest-paid players in the league thanks to his sneaker deal with Chinese company ANTA. While it may not be a traditional sneaker brand, Thompson has been putting in work with ANTA and this season, he will be releasing his fifth silhouette.
This latest silhouette has been revealed and the images below, courtesy Sneaker News, show f what the ANTA KT5 is all about. As you can see, the shoe is made with a plethora materials with an overall colorway black, red, and blue. This first colorway is being called “Klaytheism” which is a pretty hilarious yet clever name.
If you’re looking to cop these, they will be dropping in the United States sometime in October this year for $120 USD. Stay tuned for all the latest updates as we will be sure to bring them to you.
Victor Cruz was one the most electrifying wide receivers in the NFL at the beginning the decade. While playing with the New York Giants, Cruz was a highlight-reel machine and helped the team win numerous games. If you’re a Giants fan, you know all about Cruz’s greatness and just how important he was to that franchise at the time. As Cruz’s career progresses, injuries and the decline Eli Manning ultimately had him questioning his role as a player. A Summer ago, Cruz confirmed his retirement from football after a season away from the game.
In a recent interview with TMZ, Cruz was asked about the possibility a comeback and as he explained, he still thinks about making a return. Not to mention, he’s adamant he is still in good enough shape to pull it f.
“I still wake up thinking about it,” Cruz said. “I’m still in good shape. I can still run, jump and do all those things. Absolutely.”
While Cruz is firm in his belief that he can still play, he realizes a team won’t sign him at this point considering how long it’s been since he played. Cruz said he’s now focusing on other avenues in his life and wants to make a living in different ways.
With Daniel Jones starting for the Giants now, perhaps the team could use a dynamic receiver like Cruz.
Nashville, TN – Two summers ago, Kim Kardashian took to Snapchat to expose a conversation between Taylor Swift and her husband Kanye West about The Life of Pablo track “Famous,” in which the 42-year-old Grammy Award-winning artist proclaims he “made that bitch famous.”
Kim originally revealed the conversation to prove Ye actually got Taylor’s permission to use her name in the song after she claims that she was unaware he’d be using her name in the song.
Now, in an interview with Rolling Stone published on Wednesday (September 18), the 29-year-old pop star is clearing the air about the events leading up to their fall out.
“Basically, I got really sick of the dynamic between he and I,” she reveals. “And that wasn’t just based on what happened on that phone call and with that song — it was kind of a chain reaction of things.”
Taylor says all she wanted was for Kanye’s approval following the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards debacle when West interrupted her Best Female Video acceptance speech because he felt Beyoncé’s “Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)” should have taken home the award instead.
So when West reached out to her a few weeks beforehand to see if she would like to present the Vanguard Award to him at the 2015 VMAs, she was honored.
“And so I wrote this speech up, and then we get to the VMAs and I make this speech and he screams, ‘MTV got Taylor Swift up here to present me this award for ratings!‘ she recalls. “And I’m standing in the audience with my arm around his wife, and this chill ran through my body. I realized he is so two-faced. That he wants to be nice to me behind the scenes, but then he wants to look cool, get up in front of everyone and talk shit.”
She claims Kanye sent her a big bouquet of flowers to apologize the next day and was touched when he originally called her about “Famous.” However, when she finally heard the song, she was done with their friendship.
“And then he literally did the same thing to Drake,” she points out referring to Kanye giving Pusha T fuel for his “Story of Adidion” Drake diss record. “He gravely affected the trajectory of Drake’s family and their lives. It’s the same thing. Getting close to you, earning your trust, detonating you. I really don’t want to talk about it anymore because I get worked up, and I don’t want to just talk about negative shit all day, but it’s the same thing.”
At this point, it appears Taylor is over reconciling any kind of relationship with Yeezy and is currently relishing in her No. 1 album Lover.
Meanwhile, Kanye has reportedly become a born-again Christian according to Nicki Minaj and has taken his Sunday Service series across the country. He’s currently gearing up for the September 27 release of his next album Jesus Is King.
Isaiah Thomas has probably been one the unluckiest players in the NBA over the past decade especially when it comes to injuries and the setbacks he has faced while bouncing around the league. After a less than stellar season in Denver, Thomas signed with the Washington Wizards this summer where he was expected to be a replacement for injured superstar John Wall. Unfortunately, Thomas has faced yet another setback as it was announced today that he will miss the next 6-8 weeks with a thumb injury.
Thomas ruptured a ligament in his left thumb while playing pickup ball and ended up getting surgery. The team says they are disappointed for Thomas although they are committed to keeping him on the team and getting their younger guards ready for the upcoming season.
While this might be a blow to Thomas, it’s also a big deal for the Wizards who have been struggling to find consistent personnel over the last few seasons. They were unable to secure Bradley Beal to a longterm contract extension and with John Wall injured for the year, there aren’t many reasons to cheer for the Wizards right now.
Following the news, Wizards fans took to Twitter to voice their displeasure with the not just the announcement but the team itself.
Kevin Hart is contesting allegations of leaking his own tape, which became the centerpiece of an extortion attempt against the famed comedian.
Montia Sabbag, the woman in the tape, has sued Hart, a member of his entourage named J.T. Jackson, The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas and a website called Fameoulous for $60 million. Jackson has been charged with attempted extortion and extortion by threatening letter for his alleged blackmailing of Hart, but Sabbag believes the two were in cahoots.
Sabbag is accusing Hart and Jackson of arranging a tape scandal to boost the comic’s career. She claims Hart allowed Jackson into his Cosmopolitan hotel suite to set up hidden recording devices and film the ual encounter.
An unnamed source in Hart’s camp told The Blast the allegation was “ridiculous and wrong” since his career was already flourishing in 2017 when the tape surfaced. The source also debunked the notion of it being a stunt by pointing out how Hart went through the embarrassment of publicly apologizing to his wife and kids for his infidelity.
Sabbag’s lawsuit is seeking damages for negligence, negligent infliction of emotional distress and invasion of privacy. Jackson has pleaded not guilty to both extortion charges in the criminal case against him.
[This post has been updated. The following was originally published by Danielle Harling on September 19, 2017.]
A woman who was photographed with Kevin Hart earlier this summer wants no part of the actor/comedian’s drama. According to TMZ, singer Monique “Momo” Gonzalez wants to make it clear she isn’t the woman Hart was allegedly cheating with in the recently surfaced video.
The woman in the tape is Montia Sabbag, who says she’s not the one who filmed the encounter. She also denied reports that she’s a “traveling stripper” and seeking $420,000 from Hart.
“Montia and I are not asking for a cent from Kevin Hart,” Sabbag’s lawyer Lisa Bloom said at a press conference. “This is not about money. We are not suing him. We are not making any claims against him. Any reports to the contrary are false. Kevin Hart appears to be the victim of this criminal, just as Montia is a victim of this criminal.”
Meanwhile, Gonzalez, who has a hefty following on social media, has been bombarded with scathing comments following the release of the tape.
In July, Hart and Gonzalez were photographed together in a parked car outside of a Miami hotel, but a rep for Gonzalez claims it was nothing more than a friendly conversation.
Shortly after TMZ shared the photo, Hart laughed it off on social media with a meme that read, “At the end of the day you just gotta laugh at the BS.”
Following the latest batch of allegations, he posted a video to Instagram on Saturday (September 16) apologizing to his pregnant wife and children for his mistakes.
“And doing that, I know that I’m gonna hurt the people closest to me, who I’ve talked to and apologized to, my wife and my kids,” Hart said. It’s a shitty moment. It’s a shitty moment when you know you’re wrong and there’s no excuses for your wrong behavior.”
Authorities involved in the matter are trying to decode encrypted emails sent from the extortionist, who is reportedly attempting to blackmail Hart for $10 million.
Tamar Braxton is one the latest guests to pay a visit to Wendy Williams self-titled talk show for her new season. The 42-year-old surprised everyone when she stepped on stage wearing nothing but a pair Spanx and as it turns out the fashion move was intentional. When Tamar sat down, Wendy right away asked where her dress was located, leading Tamar to explain that the interview would be the last time she’s wearing Spanx as part her lifestyle change.
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“Everybody talking about Hot Girl Summer, I’m lying, I had a Warm Girl Summer with a filter. I’m not doing that no more, I can’t. My stomach is having several seats on my lap. I can’t live my life like this,” she explained, TooFab. Tamar explained how it’s necessary to feel physically amazing to then feel amazing on a mental level.
“I challenge myself to become my best self. Period,” she added. “I just got tired stuffing my stomach in my pants. Why we sitting around here fronting and lying about, ‘I feel amazing,’ you do not feel amazing after you eat burger, pizza, fries and three martinis like I like to eat — don’t judge me! — I’m just saying. I just feel like God has a lot in store for me … I want to be mentally ready for it.”
New York, NY – The Tekashi 6ix9ine trial is finally underway at Manhattan’s Thurgood Marshall Courthouse.
According to Complex, the trial is expected to last roughly two weeks. On Tuesday (September 17), the polarizing rapper took the stand as the government’s star witness in the case against alleged Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods members Anthony “Harv” Ellison and Aljermiah “Nuke” Mack.
Dressed in a blue prison jumpsuit and a white t-shirt, his signature rainbow-colored hair was gone and his now-dark hair was in two long braids.
During his testimony, 6ix9ine admitted he decided to cooperate with the government only a day after his November 2018 arrest, or as he said, “the day after we was taken down.”
6ix9ine said in the summer of 2017 he met Nine Trey member Seqo Billy who was a friend of Chris Ehigiator, his then-manager. He was the first Nine Trey gang member he’d ever met.
After writing “GUMMO,” 6ix9ine asked Seqo to “get Nine Trey members to be a part of the video.” He said he wanted them to “wear red.”
6ix9ine then met Kifano “Shotti” Jordan (now ex-manager) at the video shoot, along with other Nine Trey members who 6ix9ine named then named and identified either in photographs or in person and in the video itself. He also admitted the song was aimed at Trippie Redd and named Redd and fellow rapper Casanova as Bloods.
“Me and Trippie Redd were signed to the same label,” he explained. “There was a lot of jealousy involved. He was signed first. I later on signed, a couple months after. We had a song together, it was successful. Then jealously, we got into online disputes.
“He was with another set of Bloods … So was Casanova.”
Day 2 of Tekashi 6ix9ine’s witness hearing:
• His crew surveillanced and attacked Trippie Redd • Names Casanova and asks to “run” him down over diss track • Gave Frank White’s wife 2k • How Nine Trey used Tekashi’s money to “equip” themselves
6ix9ine also explained he’d landed on a recipe for his music.
“I knew I had a formula,” he said. “I knew the formula was to repeat the gang image, promote it. That’s what people like.”
Following “GUMMO,” 6ix9ine put out his next video “Kooda.” He incorporated gang terms he’d learned from Jordan and Seqo into the song.
After the success of the video (it currently has almost 250 million views on YouTube), they decided to make him an official Nine Trey member. Although he wasn’t officially initiated, he was tasked with making money for the gang.
In return, he said the gang gave him “my career. Street credibility. Protection. All of it.”
He also revealed, “Treyway was more of a sophisticated way to name the gang — something that we could market.”
Before the testimony ended, 6ix9ine explained “how the Nine Trey handshake and hand signs are made; how the ‘prison lineup’ (Nine Trey members behind bars) and ‘street lineup’ (members who are not incarcerated) of the gang are organized and who the leaders of each were, his relationships with the defendants and more.”
6ix9ine will continue testifying on Wednesday (September 18). He’s expected to detail the alleged robbery and kidnapping that took place in July 2018. Ellison is accused of masterminding the whole thing. Ellison’s defense team said it was all a publicity stunt.
Jordan was sentenced to 15 years in prison earlier this month.
It’s been over 10 years since Keri Hilson released an album, but fans will have to wait a little longer.
On Monday, the R&B songstress took to Instagram to provide an update on her long-awaited third project. “I don’t share much, but I’m working my ass off to get you this project,” she wrote alongside photos of her looking in the mirror. “Turns out I’ll be a tad behind Summer, but we’re almost there!!”
In March, Hilson said that she was ending her decade-long hiatus. “I didn’t mean to be gone so long, I only needed my real world to be perfect…it is now,” she wrote. “Thank you for your patience. The wait is over. I’m ready. Summer 2019.”
The 36-year-old singer-songwriter released two albums, her 2009 debut In a Perfect World… and 2010’s No Boys Allowed, but has been mostly quiet since then. Last month, she opened up about the reason for the lengthy delay.
“My truth is, I’d love nothing more than to release this incredible music I’ve been ‘sitting on,’ and I’ve been trying for years for that to occur,” she told her Instagram followers. “There have been so many blockages I have constantly fought myself to not directly speak about…wisdom. I’ve lost some pivotal characters in the process of stepping away for my wellbeing…though I was prepared for the possibility that some wouldn’t understand or lose faith in me as an artist while I dealt w/ the trials of my life, it still hurts.”
In a 2017 interview with “The Real,” she revealed that her third album would be titled L.I.A.R., an acronym for Love Is a Religion. “There are so many similarities between religion and love,” she explained. “If we believe this will work, then we will do what it takes and we will be obedient. We’ll do what it takes to make it work. It’s religious. You gotta be that committed to making love work.”
Although the record’s lead single, “Playing Games”, chronicles Summer being fed up with her man, based on recent social media activity, it seems Summer and London can’t get enough each other. London shared a video on Instagram him cuddled up on the couch with his boo, with the caption, “Shit hit different when you the only one in it.” The couple takes turns playing with each other’s faces in the adorable clip.
The Interscope songstress is so committed to London that she was even willing to fight on his behalf. When London posting an Instagram photo with Summer the other day, suggesting that he wants to impregnate her, some baby mamas furiously responded in the comments that he should tend to his existing children before producing some more. A screenshot was then shared by one the baby mamas,showing that Summer had slid in her DMs threatening to square up for slandering her man. If that isn’t love, then I don’t know what is.
Team USA’s participation in the 2019 FIBA World Cup was a total failure as the Americans finished seventh in the tournament, marking their worst finish ever. Although the roster didn’t include the United States’ best players, it was still a supremely disappointing finish and one that will linger until Team USA takes the court again next summer.
And fans should expect a much different outcome when Team USA heads to Tokyo for the 2020 Olympics. In a recent interview with ESPN’s Rachel Nichols, two-time NBA MVP Stephen Curry announced that he plans to represent Team USA next Summer, which would be his first time ever competing on the Olympic team.
“That is the plan, for sure,” Curry tells Nichols. “You know, obviously knock on wood, you don’t want any injuries or things like that to interfere.”
“Definitely wanna go,” Curry said. “I’ve never been on the Olympic team. I’ve been on two World Cup championship gold-medal teams. But the Olympics is the experience that I want. And next year will hopefully be it.”
It remains to be seen if the NBA’s other superstars will follow his lead, but Curry seems confident that the roster will look a whole lot different when the games begin in Tokyo.
“We’re still the best,” Curry said. “If we get the guys that are supposed to be there, in terms , you know, representing us in the Olympic stage and the commitment’s been there, and I think it’ll be there next year.”
One thing that has impressed basketball fans is Bronny’s ability to dunk the basketball at such a young age. Simply put, Bronny’s got hops and he takes every opportunity to show people. In the past, he’s tried to give us a glimpse his windmill although it’s needed work. In his latest video, Bronny pulls f the windmill move flawlessly and if you’re playing against Sierra Canyon this year, you should be very afraid.
Based on the video above, there is a reason to be excited about Bronny’s development as a player. There is a possibility we could see Bronny playing for a top tier college in 2023 and perhaps he’ll even be good enough for the NBA.
Needless to say, LeBron has plenty reasons to be proud.
Hilson addressed fans pleas for an album release by sharing a behind-the-scenes image herself at a photo shoot. She wrote, “I don’t share much, but I’m working my ass f to get you this project. Turns out I’ll be a tad behind Summer, but we’re almost there!! ⏳.” In the comments, Timbaland bestowed his enthusiastic support by writing, “Workkk it.”
According to reports, the album will be titled L.I.A.R. and will drop in the Fall, but back in February Hilson wrote an open letter explaining to fans why her new project is taking so long to reach them. “My truth is, I’d love nothing more than to release this incredible music I’ve been ‘sitting on,’ and I’ve been trying for years for that to occur,” she wrote. “There have been so many blockages I have constantly fought myself to not directly speak about…wisdom. I’ve lost some pivotal characters in the process stepping away for my wellbeing….though I was prepared for the possibility that some wouldn’t understand or lose faith in me as an artist while I dealt w/ the trials my life, it still hurts.” Are you ready for some new music by Keri Hilson?
London is not all just “pip-pip cheerio”, as seen in the latest Netflix original Top Boy. UK’s music scene has made waves in the past but never quite as significantly as we’re currently seeing. More and more UK artists have gained prominence in the North American market, and whether you like it or not, Drake had something to do with it.
On OVO’s Top Boy soundtrack, Drake and the OVO team curated 17-songs road rap, UK hip-hop, grime, and UK Drill. Some the names are considered high-prile in the U.K., while others are still on the come up, but whatever the case is, the majority them are being formally introduced to international markets because the Top Boy soundtrack.
With the hype surrounding the show at an all-time high, we’ve broken down everything you need to know about the artists involved in the original soundtrack.
Nafe Smallz might be a name that got on your radar this year through his stand-out performance on Skepta’s “Greaze Mode” but his breakout has been years in the making. The Luton-bred artist first made noise in 2013 following the release his debut project, New Years Eve Special. After picking up some steam within the underground grime and hip-hop scene, he dropped f his second project, Ozone Music in 2015. That, along with his appearance on Charlie Sloth’s “Fire In The Booth,” helped launch his career to a national platform.
Smallz sound leans more towards the controversial U.K. hip-hop and drill sound than grime, although the influence does peak out at times. His sing-rap delivery shares similarities to the regional sounds coming out North America — specifically Atlanta, Chicago, and Toronto.
Much like how Top Boy captures the hierarchy London’s housing projects, Nafe Smallz depicts a similar story while describing the highs and lows to make it to the top the food chain. Nafe Smallz contributes twice on the soundtrack. “Riding On E” is a reflection the rise to becoming the Top Boy while “8 Missed Calls” is delivered from first-person perspective becoming one.
Fresh f the release his debut album, Third Avenue, Fredo continues his reign in the UK rap scene with his appearance on the Top Boy soundtrack. Coming from Queen’s Park, London, he’s stated that he just wanted to give a voice for his ends, which he’s successfully accomplished. His debut single, “They Ain’t 100” arrived in 2016 along with the immediate rise U.K. drill and road rap as a whole.
He continued to flood the streets with his subsequent efforts including his two mixtapes, Table Turn and Get Rich Or Get Recalled. Although the former arrived at the top 2018, it wasn’t until October that year that he claimed his first number-one single on the charts with “Funky Friday” ft. Dave.
“Freddy” is a vicious and haunting depiction the roads in the U.K. He channels the energy Jamie with a tinge dark humor as he basks in luxuries that come with the gritty dirt the roads.
The UK drill scene’s caused nationwide controversies due to the rise knife crime in London and other places in England. Among those who’ve led the wave is Headie One. The rapper’s music is a direct reflection his real-life — he didn’t even take music seriously until his release from prison.
Although the sounds and themes in his music is a derivative Chicago’s drill scene, Headie One fers a more lyrical take on the genre. He’s still engulfed in controversies stemming from the genre. He was targeted in an alleged attack from a rival gang at the University Of Bedford in 2018. Shortly after, his concert at a prominent European venue in London was shut down by police after they accused his music contributing to the rising rate knife crime in the capital.
Much like everyone else on the soundtrack, Headie One depicts the activities that go on in his area Tottenham — an area that’s produced UK rap royalty such as Giggs and Jaja Soze. “Hard To Believe” blends tales his incarceration and time on road, along with the paranoia and stress that comes with it, over a dry instrumental that compliments his cold delivery.
Much like MF DOOM, M Huncho maintains a masked figure which makes him stand-out among his contemporaries. Over moody, trap-infused instrumental, his dazed, auto-tune-laden delivery makes the bleak reality the streets palatable even to the deaf ear.
The baklava-wearing rapper’s reason for keeping his identity under wraps has a lot to do with his own privacy but the music he makes is as personal as it gets. His woozy melodies blends with his nonchalant delivery about life on the streets and the risks that come with it.
Huncho’s debut album, Utopia arrived at the beginning the year which included an appearance from Nafe Smallz, among other UK rap acts. The album peaked at number 13 on the UK charts.
M Huncho’s contributions to the Top Boy soundtrack capture his own experiences from a single summer running the trap as well as the risks and paranoia that came with it.
Although the soundtrack has a lot the vibrant energy the youth in UK’s grime and hip-hop scene, it also includes artists who’ve helped pave the way for the next generation. Youngs Teflon has been in the game for over a decade, adapting to the times and embracing the new waves as they come. He hasn’t broken into a mainstream market but his work’s solidified his legacy in UK rap.
As an OG in the game, he’s witnessed the evolution both the genre and the streets. His music is both conscience and lyrical but he strays away from getting too preachy. Instead, he reflects on society’s structure that drives young Black youth towards the streets while also giving his own perspective from his experiences.
The latest season Top Boy tackles tons timely subject matter about the structure the drug trade, along with things like Brexit and gentrification. Teflon’s “Overseer” finds him appropriately detailing his environment from a bird’s eye view, including how the area he grew up in became unrecognizable due to gentrification.
Dave is U.K.’s rising king rap. In the past few years, his conscientious content has earned him praise across the board. His career initially caught international wave after Drake hopped on the “Wanna Know” remix that debuted on OVO Sound Radio in 2016. Although not necessarily known as a roadman himself, he was in close proximity to it because his older siblings who’ve spent time behind bars. That’s why he makes a concerted effort to provide a wider scope societal issues that impact the Black youths, especially when it comes to the cause and effect the street life.
2019 has been a huge year for Dave so far. He released his debut album, Psychodrama at the beginning the year to critical and commercial success. He’s also among the two artists featured on the Top Boy soundtrack that were cast in the show. Although brief, Dave made his acting debut as the maniacal incarcerated gang leader, Modie.
Dave, like Nafe Smallz, secured two placements on the OVO soundtrack. Both songs showcased Dave’s range as an artist. “Pressor X” is a braggadocious record that sounds partially influenced by Dave’s character in the show. He has a cold, bounce to his flow as he details the high-life. “God’s Eye” sits on the other end the spectrum. It’s a melancholic record where Dave details the streets as a never-ending game that he’s grown tired while watching his friends either die or sit in prison. He narrates it as if he’s barely managed to escape the fate while sitting at the top the food chain.
Although drill music wasn’t addressed in Top Boy, SL is a prime example when music and the streets collide. SL carries the same enigmatic presence as M Huncho in the sense that they both wear masks but that only gives them more space to provide an unfiltered depiction their hoods.
Formerly known as Slimz, SL’s been one the youngest artists from South London to make waves. He garnered a strong underground following in London through loose singles and visuals but it wasn’t until the release his 2017 single, “Gentlemen” that he was able to make waves across every hood in the UK.
SL falls under the category UK drill but he’s pushed passed the genre itself and formed his own take on it. “Tropical Drill,” as he describes it, takes on brighter, more upbeat instrumentals while still tackling subject matters that you’d hear in drill, with his own commentary.
SL has a dry delivery to his flow and a cold tone in his voice that sits atop a more vibrant production. “100 Thoughts” f the Top Boy soundtrack is far more grim than the production gives f. SL details climbing the ranks in the streets, running the ends while still trying to balance his own career in music and evade trouble.
AJ Tracey is another artist like Dave who’s had years under his belt but only recently broke out into the mainstream. His come-up in the game stems back to 2011 when he first began rapping as Looney but he broke into the market ficially in 2016. Through freestyles, EPs, and singles, he managed to break out into the market and gain international recognition in North America. His 2017 EP, Secure The Bag! established him even further as the next young artist to blow in the grime scene.
The grime scene — pirate radio, clashes, etc. — helped put AJ Tracey on the map but over the years, he’s carefully blended sounds UK rap, afro-fusion, and dancehall into grime for a more universal appeal.
UK drill and UK rap are heavily highlighted on this project as its the current sound the streets in London, but AJ Tracey’s contributions shed light on the sounds thriving in the nightclubs in the city. The heavy electronic influence and sped up BPM captures encapsulates the sweaty rave culture that the UK is known for.
Ghetts is another UK legend who’s spent years putting in work for the grime scene. Stemming back to the mid-00s, Ghetts has released six mixtapes, two studio albums, and two EPs and became one the few grime artists to get recognition in America. Although he first emerged in 2005, his first ficial studio album, Rebel With A Cause, only came out in 2014. He’s been nominated for BET Awards in the past.
Ghetts is known for cut-throat lyrics that he intertwines into complex rhyme patterns over grime-based production. However, he isn’t limited to just grime, his projects have all included different influences that give him his own unique flair.
Although he’s not a part the cast, he has worked with Kano, who plays Sully in Top Boy, on a few occasions.
Ghetts’ contribution to the soundtrack is a dark and foggy record that parallels his rise in the music industry to the streets. He does reflect on the impact the street on his own outlook the world and his own desensitization to the streets.
Tottenham’s own Avelino has been getting praise across the board in UK’s rap scene. The rapper’s debut mixtape, Underdog Music helped put a spotlight on the then-budding artist in 2013 before he really broke down the door with the follow-up tape, Iconic Ambition that received praise from the gatekeepers in the grime scene.
Avelino has yet to release a debut album, despite the years under his belt but he’s received major acclaim from critics and veterans in grime. Wretch 32 has been a huge supporter his, even working with Avelino on a joint project.
2017’s “Energy” marked a major breakout moment for him. The song featured appearances from Skepta and Stormzy and eventually became the main song on the FIFA 18 soundtrack.
Avelino’s efforts on the Top Boy soundtrack come on the song, “Belly Of The Beast.” Avelino’s sing-rap delivery is on full display on this record as he delivers what could possibly be the most radio-friendly record on the soundtrack. With money at the forefront his mind, Avelino details the obstacles that he has to face in order to get paid, from dealing with opps to dodging federal agents.
Little Simz is undoubtedly one the most talented young artists in the UK music scene right now but she’s also slowly revealing her skills as a thespian. Simz and Dave are the only two cast members the third season Top Boy — not including Kano or Ashley Walters — that also have established music careers.
Simz career stems back to 2010 but it’s been in recent years that she’s received mainstream praise in the U.K. She released four mixtapes and five EPs before ficially releasing her debut album, A Curious Tale Trials + Persons in 2015.
She’s had a huge year so far with Top Boy only adding more fuel to her on-fire career. She released her third studio album, The Grey Area earlier this year followed by a subsequent sold-out North American tour.
Like Drake and Baka’s efforts, Little Simz’ “VENOM” was taken from her 2019 album. Although it doesn’t necessarily follow the themes in Top Boy, per se, she does detail coping with her own mental strains that parallels to many the characters in the show.
Teeway is a fairly unknown name, and truthfully, there isn’t much information about him out yet. He only broke out this year but with a placement on the Top Boy soundtrack, it seems like he has the potential to be the next to blow. He’s another product the UK drill scene that appears to still be knee-deep in the streets. Like M Huncho and SL, he also wears a mask to cover his identity in his music videos. His singles, “Tramp,” “Emergency,” and “Honda Civ” have racked up thousands and thousands views. It’s only a matter time until he really breaks out.
Teeway’s song, “Feeling It” appeared on the soundtrack. The production on the track has a dark tone to it but it has the drum patterns typically found in more upbeat genres like dancehall and afrobeat. The rapper’s song vividly describes the activities in his own hood which reflects the reality depicted in the show.
Zion Williamson inked a five-year, $75 million deal with Jordan Brand after being selected No. 1 overall by the New Orleans Pelicans this Summer, and it wasn’t long before he was anointed as the face the Air Jordan 34.
When Jordan Brand ficially introduced the 34th signature in Harlem earlier this month, it was Zion who laced up the kicks and put on a show for the crowd in attendance. And with the kicks set to make their retail debut in just one week, it’s Zion who stars in the first Air Jordan 34 ad.
Check out the first many Zion Williamson x Jordan Brand commercials in the tweet embedded below.
The innovative shoe was designed by stripping away non-essential material, making for one the lightest basketball shoes ever created by Jordan Brand (size 9 weighs 13.1 oz).
An Eclipse Plate, formed by two Pebax pieces, which helps reduce the overall stiffness and strips down the weight
A forefoot Zoom Air unit, with herringbone traction pattern – providing optimal explosion f the foot
Limited Upper – heel counter, tongue, eyestay and midfoot reinforcer – showcasing the purest form a basketball shoe
The number 23 is featured in Morse code on the vamp
A few months back, Angela Simmons’ ex Bow Wow was trying to win her back in an attempt gone wrong since another one his side chicks smashed his car window and ruined everything. We can only assume that where ever Bow Wow is now, he’s probably wishing things worked out since Angela has shared a couple images on Instagram that’s the ultimate thirst trap.
As seen below, Angela’s not ready for summer to be over yet since she’s seen posted up on a yacht in a two-piece string bikini striking a sexy pose.
The series images seem to be accompanying a countdown to Angela’s 32nd birthday that lands on tomorrow, September 18th.
A while back, Angela posted a video to her feed that had her explaining ways she gets over her issues and finds strength in God. A user responded to her feed asking just exactly what her issues are considering she seemingly has no money issues, can afford childcare and isn’t struggling to pay the bills.
“It’s not necessary that I share all my personal issues. However, I am here to uplift. And I pray that you have a blessed day,” Angela wrote.