It’s that time year when Barack Obama flexes his great taste in art. While originally a presidential tradition, since leaving the White House, Barack has carried on the habit sharing what he’s reading and listening to during the winter and summer. After sharing his summer reading list last week, he is now back with a curated playlist for us. The 44 songs cover a variety genres and eras, as the best playlists ten do.
So here’s a breakdown some the playlist’s highlights. As Hillary Clinton did just the other day, Barack proved that he’s with the times by including a Lizzo track in there, specifically “Juice”. He also sought to do this by including song the year, Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road (Remix)”, but loses some points for not choosing the version with Young Thug. Other 2019 summer anthems make an appearance, like “Señorita” and “Con Altura”. Obama exposes himself as being a tad behind by featuring “It’s A Vibe”, “Go Gina”, and “Dang!”, though they all are certainly summer vibes. He shouts out his friends, Beyoncé and Jay Z, by putting in two their songs together, “MOOD 4 EVA” and “Shining”.
The rest you can see for yourself. Would you let Obama DJ your party?
Usher, as well as a handful other celebrities such as Adam Lambert, Real Housewives Beverly Hills star Dorit Kemsley and former NFL linebacker Shaun Philips, all fell victim to a burglary heist put on by a realtor. According to Variety, Jason Emil Yaselli has been accused encouraging his accomplice Benjamin Ackerman to attend homes open to the public for viewings to then steal valuables.
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The publication details how Benjamin stole from a total fourteen homes from December 2016 to August 2018. The merchandise he stole was sold and the money was then used to pay f his credit card. Jason was arrested on Wednesday and is being held on a $1.7 million bail while Benjamin was re-arrested last week and after pleading guilty he’s being held on a $1.2 million bail.
Both suspects have been charged with “32 counts money laundering, 12 counts residential burglary, two counts burglary with a person present, two counts identity theft, one count conspiracy to commit burglary and one count conspiracy to commit money laundering.” Benjamin and Jason are accused stealing more than $500,000. TMZ reports that the criminals are facing 31 years behind bars each.
Big news broke out yesterday when it was announced that Sony’s Spider-Man would be distancing themselves from Disney and Marvel Studios. This comes after a widely successful run between Disney and Marvel that produced the successful Avengers series and its sibling films. However, things between Sony and Disney haven’t worked out which resulted in the split between the two. But according to Stan Lee’s daughter, she’s happy that Sony decided to move away from Disney and Marvel because they weren’t doing justice to her father’s legacy.
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Stan Lee’s daughter, JC Lee, believes that Sony’s decision is one that’s necessary to preserve what Stan Lee brought to the game. She said that by splitting from Disney and Marvel, Sony will be able to do good with the character Spider-Man. However, it looked like it all boiled down to money and when a dollar sign is involved, everything else is disregarded.
“Marvel and Disney seeking total control my father’s creations must be checked and balanced by others who, while still seeking to prit, have genuine respect for Stan Lee and his legacy,” she told TMZ. “Whether it’s Sony or someone else’s, the continued evolution Stan’s characters and his legacy deserves multiple points view.”
Ultimately, JC’s stance stems from respect, something she claims Disney nor Marvel has given her or her family. “When my father died, no one from Marvel or Disney reached out to me. From day one, they have commoditized my father’s work and never shown him or his legacy any respect or decency,” she said. “In the end, no one could have treated my father worse than Marvel and Disney’s executives.”
A musician in the Big Easy is making claims that Drake swiped his music, and he’s taking the rapper to court to prove it. The Toronto artist isn’t the only one being named in the lawsuit as New Orleans bounce icon Big Freedia has found herself in the musician’s crosshairs, as well.
According to TMZ, a man named Samuel Nicholas III, or Sam Skully, is accusing both stars jacking his beat for their viral hit track “In My Feelings.” He also states that Drake double dipped and swiped another one his songs for “Nice For What,” the track that samples Lauryn Hill‘s Miseducation Lauryn Hill single “Ex-Factor.”
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Skully says that “In My Feelings” takes directly from his track titled “Roll Call,” a song that he created back in 2000. The musician’s beats were allegedly featured on Skully’s CD he released that same year and, according to him, no one asked his permission or paid him to use his music. Drake and Freedia aren’t Skully’s only targets, as the musician has also named Republic Records, Asylum Records, and Cash Money Records in the lawsuit. We searched for Skully’s songs in order to feature comparisons, but they have yet to be made available online.
Lizzo clearly holds herself in high esteem as a rapper, and now we’ll get a chance to see her square f with a formidable emcee. Following a recent PSA that she’s more than ready to hold her own in the rap department, Lizzo has unveiled a new single with DaBaby, arriving at an unknown time. The track, a remix her single “Truth Hurts,” appears to be in a state completion, as evidenced by a new IG post from the “Baby Sitter” slayer himself.
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In her own accompanying caption, Lizzo teases DaBaby’s performance, writing “Why u come fa me like that lmaoooooo.” Of course, it’s difficult to discern exactly what she’s referring to, but all signs point to a strong fering from the North Carolina rapper. After all, a single with Lizzo may be exactly what DaBaby needs to crossover into a brand new market, one in which a versatile Young CEO can likely thrive.
We’re certainly curious as to what this one might sound like when all is said and done. It’s a curious combination, but one that has plenty potential given both artists penchant for holding nothing back. Expect something lewd, crude, and larger than life – are you excited?
Spider-Man: Far From Home was recently declared Sony’s highest-grossing film all time and it seems that may end up being bad news for Marvel fans. According to Deadline, Disney and Sony have ficially failed to reach a co-financing agreement, meaning Peter Parker will no longer be a member the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
This means that Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige will no longer be serving a producing role on the two upcoming Spider-Man movies in the works. With Feige’s recent Avengers: Endgame being named the highest-grossing film all-time, there is a lot money on the table.
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Disney apparently fered up a 50/50 split all earnings from Spider-Man films going forward; to which, Sony replied with a flat rejection. “Sony turned that fer down flat, and I don’t believe they even came back to the table to figure out a compromise. Led by Tom Rothman and Tony Vinciquerra, Sony just simply didn’t want to share its biggest franchise. Sony proposed keeping the arrangement going under the current terms where Marvel receives in the range 5% first dollar gross, sources said. Disney refused.” the Deadline report reads.
With sequels to both Venom and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse already on the way, as well as the upcoming Spider-Man movies, Sony thinks they’ll be just fine without Marvel’s support. As for Marvel, Spidey has played an important role in the recent Avengers films and his absence will certainly be missed.
Terry Crews got far too many people excited on the possibility a White Chicks sequel when he claimed back in July that the movie was on the way. “I actually got with Shawn and he was like ‘Man we doing it, we’re getting it going,’” Terry previously stated. “15 years ago as this month! I’m staying in shape just for this movie.”
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Marlon Wayana has already had to deliver the bad news that the film wasn’t happening since there’s no “deal in place” and now he’s spoken on the topic, even more, alluding how he’s scared to tell Terry the news. On a visit to Power 105.1, the Sextuplets actor put the rumours to rest when he was asked plain and simple if it was happening.
“Terry Crews is too buff for me to tell him…ni**a it ain’t happening,” he said, as seen in the clip below. “I love you Terry and I’m excited to do it as well but he is not about to put me up in between his breasts.” Angie Martinez asked further if Marlon thinks the movie would fly considering racial issues and that are present right now and the fact that he dresses up as a white woman in the film.
“Perfect time,” he responded – check it out below.
At this stage in the game, Rick Ross‘ “Boss” persona has become larger than life, extending into many different facets his day-to-day. Therefore, it’s no surprise that his Port Of Miami 2 album release party was a lavish affair, in true Renzel fashion. Taking place at the E11even club in Miami, Ross made sure to slide through in style, pulling up in a clean red Ferrari. In this instance, fashionably late would be an understatement; Page Six confirms that Rozay arrived at 3:30 AM, with one clubgoer marveling at the diamonds on deck.
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Ross’ presence appeared to have kicked f a second wind, as he took to the stage for a medley tracks. Apparently, “Ima Boss,” “John” and “Purple Lamborghini” made up the setlist, among other choice cuts. Page Six insiders also claim Renzel’s performance was a packed affair, with members his entourage flooding the stage. Even Gunplay was on hand, which suggests “Nobody’s Favorite” may or may not have been delivered.
Upon wrapping up, Ross moved into the VIP section, making sure to sip on some champagne while soaking in the sights. The source also claims that Renzel was chopping it up with several ladies, though never taking the dance floor plunge. From the sound it, the night was something to behold, and it’s great to see Renzel moving about as a man the people. Are you still bumping Port Of Miami 2? Be sure to read our ficial review right here.
Additionally, Virgil Abloh’s beloved brand has plans to release a trio Off-White x Nike Dunk Lows. Among the colorways set to drop is a “Pine Green” rendition, as well as the newly unveiled University Red joint.
According to sneaker source @Pyleaks, the third Off-White x Nike Dunk Low will come in the following colorway: “University Gold/White/Midnight Navy.” All three sneakers are on tap to launch in October, each pair priced at $170.
Take a look at the “Pine Green” version in the IG posts embedded below, and stay tuned for ficial images the full collection.
Before Kim Kardashian was Kim Kardashian West, she was a sidekick to Paris Hilton. Kim became best friends with Paris in 2006 (having known each other since they were kids) and sometimes did work for Paris such as organizing her closet and knowing when and where to be seen in Hollywood. Things eventually came to an and some mean shots were fired back and forth but now that a new era is here, Kim and Paris are good again and the mother four knows how to give credit where credit is due.
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A while back Kim was featured in Paris’ music video for her song “Best Friend’s Ass” and by no surprise, Kim was the lead star. In a clip from an episode Keeping Up With The Kardashians, Kim is seen explaining to her sister Khloe just why she’s doing the video and it all has to do with giving back to those that gave to you.
“I am gonna go and be in this music video with Paris for one her new songs,” she said. “I said as long as I don’t dance, like that’s just where I draw the line.”
She added: “I really would want to do anything for her, she literally gave me a career and I like totally acknowledge that.”
In honor of the craze surrounding the war between who has the better chicken sandwich: Popeyes or Chick-fil-A, we implore you to let us know which rap song has the best lines about the famed chicken establishments.
From Migos‘ “Stir Fry” to A Tribe Called Quest‘s “Kids…,” who do you think has the best raps about Popeyes and Chick-fil-A?
Check out the selection of chicken raps below.
Migos — “Stir Fry”
“Dance with my dogs in the nighttime (wroof) / Trap nigga with the chickens like Popeye’s (Popeye’s) / Money changin’ colors like tie-dye (tie-dye) / I’m just tryna get it, I ain’t tryna die (no).”
Clipse — “Popular Demand (Popeyes)”
“Mami you miss me, don’t you? / Haters, wish you could hit me, don’t you? / Heh, you should call me uncle / I understand, I’m back by popular demand / That new CL fly / Outside of Popeyes eating chicken and fries / Yeah, come holla at your uncle / I understand, I’m back by popular demand.”
Lil Wayne f. Drake — “Family Feud”
“Don’t get my credit declined, give all the credit to Moms / I flipped the bird at the Bird – hey, what’s for dinner? Popeyes / These chickens got bird flu, and they chirp, chirp too / Always sung, never flew, these boys Hot Girls too.”
Geto Boys — “Mind Playing Tricks On Me”
“Reached under my seat, grabbed my popper for the suckers / Ain’t no use to me lyin’ / I was scareder than a motherfucker / Hooked a left into Popeye’s and bailed out quick / If it’s goin’ down, let’s get this shit over with / Here they come just like I figured / I got my hand on the motherfuckin’ trigger.”
Kanye West — “30 Hours”
“Expedition was Eddie Bauer edition / I’m drivin’ with no winter tires in December / Skrrt, skrrt, skrrt, like a private school for women / Then I get there and all the Popeye’s is finished, girl / You don’t love me, you just pretendin’ / I need a happy beginnin’, middle and endin.”
A Tribe Called Quest f. Andre 3000 — “Kids…”
“Kids, say I’m the shit / I’m Chick-fil-A nuggets, McDonald’s french fries / The spicy Popeye’s and Red Lobster biscuits / And girls scout thin mints.”
Lil Wayne — “Curtains”
“Okay I’m straight at you, no ricochet / That pussy boneless, that’s Chick-fil-a / I fuck with real riders and they tickets paid / For them dead presidents, we will start digging graves.”
Aminé — “SHINE”
“I fuck up like everyday, I fuck up in every way / I fuck up like when I pull up on Sunday at Chick-Fil-A / My-my dark twisted fantasy, beautiful insanity / When the rain pours, I’m the one you call your canopy.”
Rich Brian — “Occupied”
“All these protocols, I’m slowly turnin’ to a diva man / I’ma beat the runner’s ass if he ain’t got my Chick-fil-A (Chick-fil-A) / Never like to brag, but I do it in my raps.”
We’re no strangers to seeing Cardi B show f her body online. The world-renowned rapper knows her market and she utilizes her curvaceous figure to perfection, prompting millions fans to drool over her on a daily basis. Today, she continued that campaign by sharing one steamy pic from Hustlers, covering up herself with diamonds cut to be placed on top her nipples. Her bust hangs over her outfit as the star gets ready to perform on the pole. Of course, Cardi B knows how to be seductive — she does have a past inside the strip club, after all.
Who are you most excited to see strut their stuff in the upcoming film? Hustlers will be out on September 13.
Supreme has plenty apparel and accessories set to release as part their upcoming Fall/Winter 2019 collection, ranging from hoodies, Gore-Tex jackets, pants and hats to cell phones, Pyrex measuring cups, voodoo dolls and a Honda dirt bike.
Among the most coveted items in the collection, the Supreme-branded Honda CRF 250R dirt bike features 79mm bore and 50.9mm stroke lengths, along with HRC launch control capabilities and a Showa spring fork.
Other items in the expansive collection include t-shirts, thermals and socks, as well as Tsubota pearl lighters, champagne glasses, backpacks, ping pong paddles and a range skate decks.
All the gear and accessories will be available this Thursday, August 22 Supreme’s stores in New York, Los Angeles, London and Paris. According to Supreme, their online shop is expected to re-open on August 26 in the U.S. and Europe, and their usual weekly releases will resume on Thursdays.
Continue scrolling for a look at some the pieces in the Supreme F/W 2019 collection, and click here for the full lookbook.
Did you miss the Pulp Fiction reference in Captain America: The Winter Soldier? Samuel L. Jackson stars in both films, and he is the connection between the MCU and the Quentin Tarantino classic. How so? Well, back in Winter Soldier, Nick Fury is forced to fake his own death. When Captain America and Falcon visit his grave, the Bible passage Ezekiel 25:17 is etched on the tombstone. The famous Bible quote goes, “The path the righteous man…” If that sounds familiar, it’s because it’s the speech Jackson’s character Jules Winnfield uses in Pulp Fiction before killing his opponents.
Winter Soldier directors Joe and Anthony Russo revealed to SlashFilm that they struggled to figure out what should be on Fury’s tombstone. Joe believes it was their visual effects supervisor Dan Deleeuw that came up with the idea. “I think it was,” Russo stated. “But again, you know, we’re always because we’re geeks and we love that kind stuff, when we make movies, we’re always trying to put it in the movies, our movies for other people, our TV shows. So it’s better to put something in there that is a wink and a smile and excites people than just something bland, you know?”
In an interview with BBC Radio 1, Quentin Tarantino comments on the universe sharing moment. “I knew it was coming because I ended up watching Sam Jackson on the Jimmy Fallon show, and Jimmy Fallon mentioned it,” Tarantino stated on the topic Fury’s tombstone. “Well, the fact that I grew up with Marvel comic books, and you know, the Marvel universe, before it was a cinematic universe. When it was just basically Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, and Roy Thomas’s web-spinning…enough said.”
Adidas isn’t finished with their Dragon Ball Z sneaker collabs just yet.
Following the eight-sneaker Dragon Ball Z x Adidas collection that dropped in the Fall/Winter 2018 comes yet another DBZ-inspired sneaker, this time taking shape in the form an Adidas Nizza Hi. The inspiration: the anthropomorphic, shapeshifting pig known as Oolong.
The high-top sneakers come equipped with a white canvas upper, featuring Oolong’s face embroidered on the upper along with pink underwear strewn throughout. Additional details include a pink rubber midsole that extends onto the tip the toe box and a neon green outsole beneath it all.
Adidas has not yet announced a release date for the Dragon Ball Z x Adidas Nizza Hi “Oolong” but rumors suggest the collaborative kicks will be available sometime this month through Adidas.com and select Adidas retailers.