2 Chainz Reveals Lil Wayne Collab Album ‘Collegrove 2’ Is Dropping In 2020

2 Chainz is one of the many artists who has been using Instagram Live to stay connected to his fans. During a recent session, the rapper formerly known as Tity Boi revealed the second installment of his collaborative album with Lil Wayne will arrive sometime in 2020.

“I’m also dropping ColleGrove 2 this year,” he said.

The first ColleGrove project arrived in 2016 and featured production from a bevy of notable beatsmiths, including Southside, Mike Will Made-It, TM88, Infamous, Zaytoven, Lil’ C, Metro Boomin, Ben Billions and London on da Track.

2 Chainz Reveals Lil Wayne Collab Album 'Collegrove 2' Is Dropping In 2020

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The album debuted at No. 4 on the Billboard 200 upon its release with roughly 53,000 total album equivalent units sold in its first week. While technically a joint project, 2 Chainz received sole credit due to Wayne’s label problems at the time.

Kourtney Kardashian’s Son Mason Gets TikTok After She Deletes His IG

Kourtney Kardashian’s oldest child, Mason Disick, went ahead and made himself a TikTok account after his mom removed him from Instagram for spilling the real tea about his aunt, Kylie Jenner, and her baby daddy, Travis Scott, over Instagram live recently. It’s true that kids say the dardnest things, and more ten than not, they’re telling the truth. That’s why it was such a big deal when Kourtney Kardashian’s 10-year-old son, Mason, answered a KarJenner fan’s question about his youngest aunt, Kylie Jenner, and her baby daddy and rumoured on-again boyfriend, Travis Scott. The user asked Mason if Kylie and Travis were actually back together, something that the famous co-parents have seemingly been leading the public to believe. However, Mason flat-out denied it, exposing some internal secrets within the reality show family. After the clip him shutting down the Kylie/Travis rumours went viral, Kourtney deleted Mason’s Instagram account altogether.

Kourtney Kardashian's Son Mason Gets TikTok After She Deletes His IGAri Perilstein/Getty s for Feld Entertainment

Kourtney revealed on her own IG live stream that she and Mason’s dad, Scott Disick, decided to deactivate his account because they felt he was too young to be on social media. However, their point didn’t exactly sink into Mason’s brain, as he has now decided to join a different social media app: TikTok. 

The oldest member the new generation Kardashians bragged that he “went viral” and complained that he “would have had 2.7 million] followers] by now if I kept it up.” He also responded to a few questions from fans about his famous family, revealing that he hasn’t seen his cousin, Stormi, in awhile “because corona.” However, it looks like his parents have now taken control this account, too, and promptly deleted it, as well. Both TikTok and Instagram have an age restriction 13 years or older, so Mason is technically not allowed to be on those apps anyway. Maybe he’ll sneak his way onto Twitter next.

Young Thug & Lil Baby’s "Bad Bad Bad" Goes Platinum

It’s hard to imagine that there was once a time when Young Thug wasn’t moving units like a heavyweight, with many fans feeling like he wasn’t getting the attention he deserved. That all seemed to change with So Much Fun, Thugger’s ficial “debut” album — though that feels more like a technicality than a truth. Whatever you prefer to call it, the project proved to be Thug’s first number one album, spawning heavy-hitting singles like Lil Baby collaboration “Bad Bad Bad” and the Gunna-assisted “Hot.” 

Young Thug & Lil Baby's "Bad Bad Bad" Goes Platinum

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Given that Lil Baby himself has grown into a commercial juggernaut in his own right, it was only a matter time before “Bad Bad Bad” secured the pair another platinum plaque. The YSL IG page came through to make the announcement, confirming that the Wheezy-laced banger was the third single f the album to secure the honor – the first being the J. Cole and Travis Scott-assisted lead single “The London,” with the second being the aforementioned “Hot.”

At this rate, it feels like So Much Fun will join the prestigious platinum club before all is said and done. It’s already gold, and many are still finding treasures to unpack amid all those carefully arranged nooks and crannies. Given that Thugger is supposed to be dropping f Punk, his previously-announced sophomore album, it’s unclear as to whether he’ll be issuing further So Much Fun singles. But even if he opts to stay the course and wait, it wouldn’t be surprising to see the album hit the big leagues eventually. Congratulation to Young Thug and Lil Baby!

Help Musicians Is Sending £500 Checks to British Musicians — Here's How to Apply

Help Musicians, a near-century-old charitable organization that supports artists during times of financial difficulty, is offering £500 ($610.12) checks to musicians who’ve been impacted by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Compensation will be dispersed from the Coronavirus Financial Hardship Fund, and musicians who’re “suffering significant financial hardship” can apply for aid by filling out an online form.  Help Musicians has set aside £5 million (roughly $6 million) for the charitable undertaking.

The application’s questions appear relatively straightforward; basic eligibility inquiries, including one’s age, citizenship status, musical capabilities, and more can be answered with a simple click. Additional questions and a request for proof of high-level musical skill, either through a resume or video footage, follow.

Help Musicians will inform applicants of their acceptance or denial in 10 or fewer days, and funds will be transferred direct deposit into approved individuals’ accounts. Artists can apply for the £500 Coronavirus Financial Hardship payment only once, and similarly, each UK musician is eligible to receive just one payment from the support program.

Help Musicians is among several organizations that are assisting artists amid the coronavirus pandemic. The Music Producers Guild (MPG) the government to distribute support payments to music technicians and producers, and earlier today, Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced that freelance workers will be eligible to receive 80 percent of their monthly salary until the country resumes normal operations.

Stateside, the Senate’s colossal stimulus package for an array of freelance and gig workers, including musicians; the House will vote on the legislation tomorrow. The Recording Academy and MusiCares, Rihanna, and Spotify, to name some, have made multimillion-dollar donations to coronavirus relief efforts.

In other encouraging coronavirus news, a veteran epidemiologist, Neil Ferguson, indicated today that the UK will likely suffer far fewer COVID-19 casualties than he initially anticipated. Last week, the professor painted quite a grim picture of the situation, though he’s since come to believe that the crisis is manageable.

U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson Tests Positive For Coronavirus

The Prime Minister the U.K., Boris Johnson, has tested positive for coronavirus, along with the country’s Health Secretary, Matt Hancock. More and more public figures have been coming forward recently to announce that they’ve contracted coronavirus, and it looks like the leader the United Kingdom is among them. Johnson addressed his diagnosis in a tweet on Friday, revealing that he has mild symptoms and is currently self-isolating.

“Over the last 24 hours I have developed mild symptoms and tested positive for coronavirus,” the PM wrote. “I am now self-isolating, but I will continue to lead the government’s response video-conference as we fight this virus. Together we will beat this. #StayHomeSaveLives.” In the video attached, he described his symptoms as “a temperature and a persistent cough,” and assured everyone that he will still be able to fulfill his duties as prime minister from home. “Be in no doubt that I can continue–thanks to the wizardry modern technology–to communicate with all my top team to lead the national fightback against coronavirus,” he said. He then makes sure to thank the National Health Service (NHS) for all their hard work, along with the police, social care workers, teachers, and the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) staff. He also shows his appreciation for “every member the British public who’s volunteering” and “everybody who is working to keep our country going through this epidemic.”

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“The way we’re going to get through this is, course, by applying the measures that you’ll have heard so much about,” he continues. “The more effectively we all comply with those measures, the faster our country will come through this epidemic and the faster we’ll bounce back. Thank you to everybody who is doing what I am doing–working from home. Stop the spread the virus from household to household. That’s the way we are going to win. We are going to beat it, and we are going to beat it together. Stay at home. Protect the NHS and save lives.” Johnson’s diagnosis comes just one day after another prominent British figure, Prince Charles, was revealed to have tested positive as well. Fellow world leader, Justin Trudeau, the Prime Minister Canada, had also gone into self-isolation earlier this month, after his wife, Sophie Grégoire, tested positive for coronavirus.

Nike’s Auto-Lacing Air Max Officially Unveiled: Photos

Today is Nike Air Max Day which means Nike is dropping a bunch , you guessed it, Air Max sneakers. Due to COVID-19, this year’s Air Max celebration doesn’t feel as joyous as years passed but regardless, the show must go on. While the Air Max 90 has been a big focus this year’s Air Max celebration, Nike has been hinting at some other plans over the past few weeks. We had been reporting on an auto-lacing version the Air Max called the Adapt LE 01. Today, the shoe dropped in Asia and ficial images the “Grey Gum” colorways have surfaced.

As you can see, the shoe features a grey upper with an orange bottom and back heel. Overall, the shoe is quite bulky which makes sense when you consider how there is auto-lacing technology placed inside the midsole. This shoe will function with either manually or through the App that has been created specifically for Nike’s auto-lacing range.

For now, there is no information on when these will release in North America so stay tuned as we will be sure to bring you all the latest information.

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R.A. The Rugged Man Unveils ‘All My Heroes Are Dead’ Tracklist & Drops ‘Golden Oldies’ With Slug

R.A. The Rugged Man is scheduled to release his third studio album All My Heroes Are Dead on April 17. As he continues the LP’s rollout, the veteran MC has shared the project’s tracklist and dropped a new single titled “Golden Oldies” featuring Atmosphere’s Slug.

The Nature Sounds rapper’s upcoming album is stacked with a star-studded lineup of guests. Multiple Wu-Tang Clan members, Kool G Rap, Chuck D, Ice-T, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Onyx, Brand Nubian, Immortal Technique, M.O.P. and more will appear on the 22-track LP.

R.A.’s Slug-assisted single “Golden Oldies” also includes vocals by Eamon. The track is produced by The Kickdrums.

Check out R.A.’s All My Heroes Are Dead cover art and tracklist below. Pre-order physical copies of the project here and stream “Golden Oldies” above.

R.A. The Rugged Man Unveils 'All My Heroes Are Dead' Tracklist & Drops 'Golden Oldies' With Slug

1. All My Heroes Are Dead (The Introduction)
2. Legendary Loser
3. Golden Oldies f. Slug & Eamon
4. Wondering (How To Believe) f. David Myles
5. Dragon Fire f. Ghostface Killah, XX3eme, Kool G Rap & Masta Killa
6. All Systems Go
7. Cancelled Skit
8. Angelic Boy
9. Gotta Be Dop f. A-F-R-O & DJ Jazzy Jeff
10. First Born f. Novel
11. E.K.N.Y. (Ed Koch New York) f. Inspectah Deck & Timbo King
12. Hate Speech
13. Living Through A Screen (Everything Is A Lie) f. The Kickdrums
14. Contra-Dictionary
15. The Slayers Club f. Vinnie Paz, Chris Rivers, Onyx, Chino XL, Brand Nubian, M.O.P. & Ice-T
16. Life Of The Party
17. The Big Snatch
18. John John Skit
19. Who Do We Trust? f. Immortal Technique
20. Malice of Mammon f. Chuck D
21. Sean riP (Interlude) f. Shaun P
22. The After Life f. Sarah Smith & Kelly Waters

R.A. The Rugged Man Unveils 'All My Heroes Are Dead' Tracklist & Drops 'Golden Oldies' With Slug

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Erykah Badu Hosts $1 Online Concert & Shares Quarantine Struggles

As we’re all making the most these days under quarantine, celebrities have been fering up free home concerts to help pass the time. John Legend and his wife Chrissy Teigen hosted an Instagram Concert from their living room, as did Anthony Hamilton, Keith Urban, and DJ D-Nice. Music icon Erykah Badu wanted to give back to her adoring fans, so she fered up an online concert for $1.

Erykah Badu Hosts $1 Online Concert & Shares Quarantine Struggles
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On Monday (March 23), Erykah streamed her inexpensive live show on her BaduWorld Market website. “I got a house full masked engineers, musicians, techs, who are all out work… We have a few band members that’s stuck in other states.” the singer said, according to Page Six. “I called them earlier and told them today, y’all still on the payroll even though y’all not here,” she said.

Not only did Erykah bless fans with all their favorites hits from the award-winning singer, she took time out to educate her viewers on how things work behind the scenes for musicians. “How the music industry] works is, the artists get about 8 to 20 percent record sales], but it’s not paid until the record label recoups the money they loaned to you in the form an advance.”

“It’s really not designed for us to become wealthy,” she explained. “That’s why we rely on our live shows. We’re not rich people. We just play rich people on TV. This is how we make our living and some us only have one form income and that’s shows. I wanted to create another revenue income and you’re helping me do that in a big way.” Check out a few clips below

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Sony Aims For PS5 To Be "As Easy As Netflix"

Though Sony has yet to unveil an ficial release date for the upcoming Playstation 5 console, opting to keep the “holiday 2020” window open barring any coronavirus-related delays, fan excitement remains at an all-time high. All the more so following a recent reveal the PS5’s tech specs, which include a solid-state drive and a 10.28 TFLOP GPU. Not to mention the inevitable sequels to games like God Of War and Marvel’s Spider-Man, as well as the ever-lingering hope for a second visit to the world Bloodborne’s Yharnam. 

Sony Aims For PS5 To Be "As Easy As Netflix"

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Today, a new report has shed a wider light on Sony’s intentions for their upcoming console, which centers around general quality life changes to the gaming experience. Citing testimony from Kotaku’s Jason Schreier, Sony aims to make playing the PS5 as “easy as Netflix,” alluding to the possibility instantly loading up a game and foreseeing exactly how long a given session might take. The main goal thereby being to open the door for smaller gaming windows, rather than the typical multi-hour burst that so ten feels like a requirement. 

Given that load-times are said to be borderline non-existent in this console generation, it’s easy to picture a world where PS5 gamers can load up multiple games in the blink an eye, should the Netflix comparison prove apt. As we have yet to see anything ficial surrounding the dashboard menu, there’s really no telling how far Sony intends to go with their next operating system. One thing is for certain — it seems they’re going for broke with this one, and we can’t wait to see the PS5 in action.

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Influencer Hospitalized With Coronavirus After Licking Toilet Seat: Report

A reckless influencer in California claims to have been hospitalized with coronavirus shortly after he posted a video himself licking a toilet seat in a public washroom, as part a particularly disgusting challenge on TikTok. As clout-chasing becomes almost as dangerous a disease as coronavirus itself, it would appear that some the less bright folks on the Internet have decided to participate in a viral challenge on TikTok, which seems them licking the seats public toilets, open ice cream tubs in grocery stores, and more.

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However, according to reports, at least one participant is facing the consequences his incredibly stupid actions. A 21-year-old Beverly Hills native, who goes by the name Larz on TikTok, reportedly shared a video himself in a hospital bed on Twitter, revealing that he has “tested positive for Coronavirus.” His account, @GayShawnMendes, has since been suspended.

His alleged hospitalization comes days after he posted a video himself dragging his tongue along the seat a toilet in a public washroom, as part the “Coronavirus Challenge” on social media. While Larz didn’t specify that his coronavirus diagnosis was in connection to this stunt, there is a high chance he contracted the virus from his nasty antics.

Another irresponsible licker, who was also technically a participant in this repulsive craze, was charged with making a terrorist threat after he filmed himself licking an entire shelf Walmart merchandise. While the culprit, 26-year-old Cody Pfister, didn’t specify that he was doing the “Coronavirus Challenge” in question, he did ask, “who’s afraid the coronavirus?” in the clip before he lathered the items in his saliva. Let’s hope both these cases are a lesson to anyone out there who was considering taking on this challenge: please don’t.

Jadakiss & Dave East Discuss Whether Trump Uses A Stunt Double Or Not

The beauty technology is that even at times when we, as human beings, can’t congregate physically, there are ways to keep in touch through social media apps. Instagram, for example, has been providing an endless amount entertainment in the wake the Coronavirus outbreak and the subsequent lockdown that everyone is supposed to be abiding by.

Jadakiss & Dave East Discuss Whether Trump Uses A Stunt Double Or Not
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That being said, Jadakiss and Dave East‘s recent Instagram Live stream was another source great content during these otherwise dull times. They began discussing some political conspiracies including the possibility Chinese government ficials using stunt doubles for press conferences.

“They say they got, in China, they say that all the top n***as in the politics. They got like, stunt doubles. Like, people that been practicing being them for years. Look just like ’em, all that. And them n***as got low and sendin’ they stunt doubles to different little press conferences and shit,” East said before Jadakiss admitted that it didn’t sound far fetched. That’s when the conversation took a turn.  “Trump might have a double. You think Trump got a double?” Dave asked Jada.

“It’s hard to look like that ugly mothafucka,” Jada replied. 

“That n***a’s a one–one,” Dave added.

Jadakiss and Dave East need their own show. Peep the clip below.

Jordan React Delta SP Officially Unveiled: Photos & Release Date

Jordan Brand has always been at the forefront innovation in the sneaker world and as we get closer to the summer, Jumpman is looking to bring us even more new silhouettes. 2019 was filled with models that featured Nike‘s all-new React technology in the midsole. In 2020, Jordan Brand is fering up and an extra helping React, especially on its new model, the Jordan React Delta SP.

The ficial images recently hit the internet and the first colorway to be shown f is this “Sail” fering. The upper and midsole has a dad-shoe feel to it although these can be worn both on the court or casually. Shades white, beige, and even light blues weave their way throughout this model and create a clean aesthetic that will certainly play well for the Spring. For those who like it when Jordan Brand does something different, these are definitely for you.

If you’re looking to cop the Jordan React Delta SP, it will be available as April 18th for $150 USD. Let us know in the comments below what you think these and whether or not you plan on copping.

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Major Streaming Services Join MusiCares COVID-19 Relief Fund

Several music streaming services are announcing contributions to MusiCares – a coronavirus relief fund.

Amazon Music, Facebook, SiriusXM and Pandora, TIDAL, Spotify, and YouTube Music are all participating. The only other major music streaming service missing from the list is Apple Music.

The MusiCares COVID-19 relief fund will support music industry workers in need.

The live music industry finds itself in paralysis over the . States are asking their citizens to shelter-in-place, with restaurants and bars closed. The lack of even live music has people playing musical instruments from their balconies and tuning into live-streamed DJ sets.

The Recording Academy established MusiCares to support the music industry. Harvey Mason Jr., the Recording Academy CEO, says the fund will help those who need it most.

“We hope these partnerships inspire other organizations to stand behind the music community in this time of great uncertainty,” he said in a statement. “We continue to encourage our peers to embrace the collaborative power of music and to support impacted industry professionals in both trying and good times.”

The fund was established last week to help compensate musicians as thousands of events are canceled. The Recording Academy donated a seed fund of $2 million, which has risen as more partners participate.

Music industry professionals who are impacted by can seek help. That includes artists, production crews, technicians, or anyone impacted by the loss of their income due to live music event cancelations.

Aside from establishing the MusiCares fund, The Recording Academy has also petitioned Congress for help.

The Academy is seeking to protect its musicians, performers, songwriters, and studio professionals. Events like SXSW and Ultra Miami began the long-list of now canceled live music events. Some festivals like Bonnaroo have now been – three months later than its usual June date.

 

Rick Ross Urges People To Stay Away From The Coronavirus ‘Fungus’

Rick Ross is doing his part to promote social distancing, although he seems to mistakenly believe COVID-19 is a fungus. The Maybach Music Group boss delivered his own PSA for the coronavirus pandemic, declaring “the fungus is among us.”

“So once again, the question of the day is ‘do you care?’” Ross said. “‘Cause if you care, you’ll stay in the house if you can. Know why? Nah, they ain’t trying to control you. They wanna make sure you don’t bring that fungus to the family. The fungus is among us.”

Rozay stressed the importance of looking out for others, making his point by telling people to do the right thing for their families.

“Don’t take it to grandma,” he emphasized. “Don’t take it to ya momma. I know you hugging them niggas down there to show ’em you real. ‘I can’t get the fungus!’ So, you hugging niggas. Y’all throwing the parties at home. Y’all rolling up another nigga’s blunt. Hitting blunts and backwoods. I know but don’t take it to mom and them. Do you have compassion?”

Ross finished off the clip by reiterating “the fungus is among us.” And while he might not be technically correct, at least his heart is in the right place.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, COVID-19 is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person. Symptoms include fever, cough and shortness of breath.

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Apple, Amazon, Netflix & Others Lower Bandwidth in Europe

Social-media giants Facebook and Instagram, along with Apple and Amazon, are the latest companies to voluntarily throttle their video content to conserve bandwidth as Europe struggles with the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

By intentionally reducing the quality of their videos, the listed companies (along with Netflix, YouTube, and Disney, which had previously started doing so) are helping to minimize network congestion in Europe. As a result of mandatory lockdowns and voluntary self-quarantines, a substantial portion of the European population is remaining indoors—and using the internet. Without throttling, the web may well become overwhelmed and brought to a near standstill, speed-wise.

Last week, European Union officials asked leading streaming and tech companies to throttle their content, to prevent the potential internet slowdown from becoming a reality. According to data from a system that monitors countries’ average internet speeds, the majority of European states hadn’t yet experienced a decrease in bandwidth. Nevertheless, video content from the aforementioned brands will now play in standard definition, and it’s unclear at this time when the throttling measures will cease, or if similar quality limits will eventually apply to U.S. streaming.

Aside from China, where COVID-19 originated from, and Iran, which was slow to institute public safety guidelines and lacks the health infrastructure of developed countries, the coronavirus has hit Europe especially hard.

Italy, Spain, Germany, and France’s approximately 136,000 COVID-19 cases account for nearly 40 percent of total worldwide diagnoses. More unfortunately, COVID-19 deaths in Italy and Spain, which have a combined population of about 107 million people, constitute 50 percent of overall COVID-19 deaths to date.

In response to the unprecedented health crisis, Italy, Spain, and France established country-wide lockdowns, and German states have been tightening restrictions on public gatherings and activities.

The United States, for its part, has seen many state and local governments implement large-gathering bans and stay-at-home orders to curb the coronavirus’s spread. Last week, the federal government called for a 15-day social distancing initiative, spearheaded by state and local measures, to reduce COVID-19’s prevalence.

President Trump and government officials are expected to evaluate the coronavirus situation and the social-distancing order at the end of the 15-day period.