Thursday, October 30, 2014
Before LeBron James makes his season debut with the Cleveland Cavaliers on Thursday night against the Knicks, Nike released a two-minute-long commercial about his return to northeast Ohio.
Two of LeBron's other big sponsors — Beats and Sprite — have focused their new LeBron ads around his return, and Nike is no different.
The ad, entitled "Together," is filmed in black and white. It starts with the Cavaliers huddling up before a game. That huddle eventually spreads across the city of Cleveland, where fans start converging in alleyways and intersections.
There's a growing chant of, "Hard work, together," as the music builds. It looks great.
Here's the ad:
T-Pain minus auto-tune. Is there a such thing? The rapper now classified crooner, performed three songs during NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert bringing a seductive sound to his edgy club bangers. In an intimate setting that even T. Pain calls “weird as hell”, he performs “Buy U a Drank”, “Up Down (Do This All Day)” and “Drankin’ Patna” accompanied by a pianist.
Please refrain from throwing draws.
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
After announcing this single just 2 days ago, Nicki Minaj releases her “Only” collaboration featuring Lil Wayne, Drake, and Chris Brown.
The Dr. Luke-produced song will appear on the Young Money Barbie‘s upcoming album, The Pinkprint, which will be available in stores on December 15th.
You can stream “Only” after the jump below. Don’t forget to leave a comment with your thoughts on this track
Sunday, October 26, 2014
This week on Instagram, Drake celebrated his 28th birthday in NYC, French Montana shot a music video with hip-hop heavyweights Lil Wayne and Rick Ross, and Soulja Boy spent some quality time in the studio. Plus, Macklemore met the Dalai Lama, and Puff Daddy linked up with Jimmy Iovine down in Miami. Check out all that and more in The 10 Best Hip-Hop Instagram Pictures Of The Week.
Above: Drake and OB O'Brien
Date: October 23
Date: October 20
Caption: GQ Magazine
Image via FrenchMontana on Instagram
Rick Ross, Mack Maine, French Montana, Lil Durk, and Lil Wayne
Date: October 21
Caption: @richforever @real_lildurk wayne @mackmaineymcmb guccimane videoshoot kanyeonthebeat TheMekanics
Date: October 21
Caption: His Holiness the Dalai Lama touched my hair. nevergoingbald
Iggy Azalea and Nick Young
Date: October 22
Caption: Nick and I are the new faces of Forever21
Swizz Beatz and Timbaland
Date: October 21
Caption: KINGS making Fire @timbaland & @therealswizzz stay tuned light up biz time.
Pusha T and Fabolous
Date: October 19
Caption: We be tripping but this money ain't… YoungOG KingPush HowardHomeComing2014
Date: October 22
Jim Jones and Birdman
Date: October 22
Caption: Took my hustle to south beach wit th big bro stunna @vampsoda VampBerry MiamiVamps richGang comin soon.
Date: October 23
Caption: Back in da 70's
LSU's 10-7 upset over No. 3 Ole Miss was undoubtedly a huge reason for LSU fans to celebrate. But it should never one of the last things a fan ever sees. That sadly was the case for someone today.
One fan died sitting in the endzone stands during the excitement. The cause was reportedly a heart attack.
This puts a damper on the biggest win of the Tigers' season, but this is more painful for the unidentified fan's family and friends. Prayers up for them.
Friday, October 24, 2014
Kris and Bruce Jenner may seem like pretty relaxed parents for the most part, but it looks as though 17-year-old Kylie Jenner’s recent jaunt to Europe with 24-year-old rapper Tyga is a bridge too far for the famous family.
While Kris and Tyga have denied that there’s anything inappropriate between the rapper and the teenage Keeping Up With the Kardashians star, her family is still concerned about her being alone on another continent with a man seven years her senior.
“Bruce has told Kris that Kylie is still his child and, even though he does not live there, he must be informed and give his approval before allowing her to fly around the globe,” an insider tellsRadarOnline.com.
It seems as though her protective papa isn’t the only one with fears that Kylie is growing up too fast. “Kim, Khloe, and Kourtney are all extremely angry because Kylie is their baby and they think she should not be globetrotting in Europe unsupervised,” adds a pal. Sources close to the family say the family believes it's Kris's job to get her daughter back home before she gets in too much trouble and set some stricter rules for the future.
Kylie may believe that hanging out with Tyga will help boost her possible music career, but it looks like will have to hold off on getting more guidance from the “Rack City” rapper until she’s a legal adult.
Do you think Kylie is too young to be traveling alone with Tyga or is she mature enough to handle it? Sound off in the comments!
Tyrese Sleeps With Male Movie Producers & Morris Chestnut Throws Male Sex Parties According To “Wild ‘N Out” Star
“Don’t put your career in jeopardy that you gotta turn a trick to get a part.” These are wise words shared by the hosts of Hood Box Office.
The celebrity interview show got an explosive interview from “Wild ‘N Out” star Carlos “Spanky” Hayes, who spilled lots of tea on how Black actors are secretly on the down low. He even mentioned names, kinda. Instead of saying the names specifically, he addressed them by mentioning their movies or character names.
Three names, in particular, were hinted. While I am not surprised to hear Tyrese’s and Jamie Foxx’s names. The mentioning of Morris Chestnut blew me away, even though he is one of my top five crushes.
on how Tyrese gave oral sex to get the lead role on “Baby Boy”:
“I had an audition it was 30 stars there. There were so many stars there that I was like, I don’t fuckin’ belong here…Three weeks later, it was me and another person – now we’re the best two people that’s there. He gets up he reads, I’m thinking ‘Fuck, I’m not gonna get his.’ Then I get up and I read, and I shock myself. We both sit down and the [producer] said, ‘I love both of you guys, both of you are talented. But which one of you guys are gonna suck my cock.
I bust out laughing because a muthafucka ain’t never talk to me like that. And what fucked me up though was that other dude wasn’t laughing…And I looked at both of them, and was like aww hell naw. And to keep it real, he got the leading role…Baby Boy.” I am not surprised by this allegation as Tyrese is a card-carrying homophobe, and homophobes are nothing but undercover bisexual men in my book.
on being hit on by Jamie Foxx:
“I have been hit on by someone before, but I won’t say their name…Willie Beamen.” Foxx played Willie Beamen on the hit film Any Given Sunday. Jamie Foxx gay rumors are legendary. Thus, this one is not a shocker.
on naked basketball games played at Morris Chestnut’s home:
“I’m sure every man in this room has been to his house, but probably ain’t never seen what I saw. And, they were playing butt naked basketball…but I ain’t gonna say nothing else – Boyz In The Hood.” Now, why in the hell I wasn’t invited to one-on-ones with Morris? Hmph.
Though Hayes did plenty of name-dropping, he mentioned about the not so lucky actors who performed same-sex sexual favors to advance:
“It’s actors and comedians out there who gave blow jobs and didn’t get the part.” Ouch!
All the tea spills as soon as you press play on the video below.
Thursday, October 23, 2014
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Tyga’s fallout with Young Money is getting uglier. The Last Kings rapper has called out his labelmate Drake for being “fake.”
Earlier this month, Tyga took to Twitter and accused Young Money of holding him hostage. He threatened to leave the label if they didn’t give him a release date for The Gold Album: 18th Dynasty. After his tweets, Young Money president Mack Maine fired back and Nicki Minaj unfollowed him on Twitter.
But trouble has been brewing for some time now. “I’m tryna go independent,” Tyga recently told VIBE. “I don’t really get along with Drake. I don’t really get along with Nicki.”
“I don’t like Drake as a person. He’s just fake to me,” he continued. “I like his music; you know what I’m saying? I think his music is good, but we’re all different people. We were forced together and it was kinda like we were forcing relationships together. It is what it is.”
Lil Wayne was the glue holding the relationship together. “I think being signed to Young Money, everybody felt like they had to force a relationship ’cause Wayne put us together,” he said. “At the end of the day the reason why I signed to Young Money is because of Wayne. Not because of Drake, not because of Nicki. It was because of Wayne and my relationship with him. I try to be cool with everybody, but sometimes, everybody just has different personalities, motives, and different characters. When you realize that, you realize that’s not a place where you want to continue to grow.”
Someone who he is friends with is Chris Brown. “That’s my real genuine friend. We hang out all the time. He lives up the street from me, so we don’t just do music, we hang.”
He will join Chris and Trey Songz on their upcoming joint tour, and is collaborating with Chris on the Fan of a Fan 2 album. “We are going on tour soon, but me and Chris’ album might not drop [this year]. It’s supposed to drop Christmas, but if it doesn’t I think Valentine’s Day is cool too. We gotta figure out what’s best and the right plan, but all the music is there.”
In the interview, Tyga also denied that he is dating Kylie Jenner and addressed his breakup with baby mama Blac Chyna. The couple has a two-year-old son named King together.
“We decided to take a break apart ’cause you don’t wanna raise an emotionally unstable child, and that’s what it comes down to,” he said. “It wasn’t my happiness, and it wasn’t her happiness. It was for the sake of King.”
Tyga is moving ahead with The Gold Album—with or without Young Money—and has tapped Kanye West as executive producer. “I get inspired being around ‘Ye. At the end of the day, it’s [about] finding what you’re great at.”
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Drake's Nothing Was The Same track "Own It" could have been a widescreen, melancholic banger, but he and producers Detail and Noah "40" Shebib opted for something a bit more experimental, withholding catharsis and letting the track's pensive mood sustain with weightless uncertainty throughout. Los Angeles-based R&B artist Jarell Perry recognized the potential for immediacy in "Own It," though, and has delivered upon it here with a decidedly more direct, pop cover. Whereas the original dealt in restraint and discontinuous song structure, Perry's version definitely has a beat drop, and while it might still be deeply atmospheric, there's a gliding momentum undergirding the track that would be right at home in the club. Perry has even given the track a dimly-lit, sensual video to top it all off—check it out above.
Mac Miller Shares new song to celebrate the deal, reportedly worth $10 million.
Miller has, until now, been unconnected to a major label in 2014, focusing instead on a self-released tape, Faces, and developing artists with his own independent label, Remember Music. At Warner, Miller will keep the Remember imprint, where he'll be able to sign and develop new artists. Upcoming Miller releases, as well as releases from artists he signs, will come through REMember/Warner Bros.
"Warner is the most independent thinking company I met with," Miller told The FADER in an email. "It is a partnership and now I can focus on building my label Remember through music and let them handle everything I don't like doing. Nothing will change in how I do things." He added: "They have Prince."
To celebrate the new deal, Miller is sharing a new track. "Just Some Raps, Nothing To See Here, Move Along." It's produced by SAP:
Miller started his career in 2007 with a string of free tapes, then signed with Rostrum Records, the independent label founded in Pittsburgh which also launched Wiz Khalifa's career, in 2010.
Remember Music was launched In 2013 by Miller and business partner Quentin Cuff as a training ground for independent-minded upstarts. In January 2014, following the 2013 release of his most recent LP, Watching Movies With The Sound Off, Miller officially parted ways with Rostrum. "Rostrum is my family" Miller told MTV News at the time. "That is forever, I am grateful for everything I learned and am always here for whatever."
unfourtanetly for cheif keef the exact opposite has happend for him...
With a whisper quite the opposite of the way Chief Keef exploded onto the rap scene, word came out Tuesday that the Chicago rapper (real name Keith Cozart) has been dropped from noted hip-hop label Interscope Records.
Through a series of tweets Tuesday, the rapper intimated that he had been cut from his contract because of difficulties related to the handling and release of his upcoming album, “Back to the Dead 2.” Near the end of a series of Twitter blasts, the rapper suggested that he has plans to go full-indie, as he tweeted “100% of everything goes to me now. Jimmy (Iovine) it was cool splitting it with U But u gave yo spot up!”
Keef kept up a steady stream of commentary Tuesday on his Twitter account, including the assertion that “Back from the Dead 2,” a sequel to his 2012 mix tape that preceded his Interscope debut, is still on schedule to be released Oct. 31 on his Glo Gang label.
In 2013 Keef signed a contract with Interscope that, if it reached fruition, would have paid him more than $6 million over three years. The heavily incentivized deal was linked to sales of Keef's full-length album “Finally Rich.” That album debuted at No. 28 on the Billboard Top 200, and reports of its overall sales numbers range from fewer than 200,000 to more than 350,000. The three-album contract also included a controlling interest in his own record label, which was to be called Glory Boyz Entertainment.
A series of legal troubles including drug offenses landed the rapper in and out of courtrooms and a stint in rehab, which many say contributed to the move by Interscope.
To many who have been following the career of Chief Keef, being dropped by Interscope came as no surprise. Andrew Barber, owner and creator of the Chicago-based rap music website Fakeshoredrive.com, noted in his report on the rumored Interscope move: “I can't say I didn't see this coming, however. I think staying indie is the best option for Keef at this point. Then he can be free to make the type of music he wants, clear of restrictions and major label appeasement.”
“He already has a huge fan base,” Barber told the Tribune Tuesday. “He can still drop music via Twitter and YouTube and rack up 500,000 to 1 million hits. He still is very pppular. His getting dropped is more of a sign of what the major label looks like nowadays. On the same day he was dropped, it was announced that Mac Miller signed a $10 million deal with Warner Bros.
“Shows you where the music business is heading now, which is away from street rap.”
As recently as August, Interscope was still busy promoting Keef and a Los Angeles club concert that was streamed online. It was part of a concerted effort by the rapper and his team to reboot his career after a series of setbacks, including the legal turmoil and canceled shows. At the time, Keef announced that his second album for Interscope, “Bang 3,” would be released in September after numerous delays. But a label spokesman said the album was still not on the release schedule.
Since “Finally Rich” came out in 2012, Keef has been sued by a Cleveland promoter over a $15,000 advance deposit for a June 2013 concert at which Keef failed to appear. He was arrested in March in suburban Highland Park, where he was living at the time, on charges of driving with a suspended license and driving under the influence of marijuana.
The website AllHipHop.com, in an article Tuesday, said that the troubles between the rapper and Interscope have been brewing for almost a year, and they intensified when Keef relocated to Los Angeles. Whether the artist has in fact been dropped by Interscope was unconfirmed on Tuesday. The label did not return calls for comment.
“I think Keef's gonna be fine,” said Barber. “I don't think it's like a lot of these other artists that get dropped. He has a unique relationship with his fans. His next move is to go indie, unless somebody like Kanye (West) comes in (and signs him).”
Monday, October 20, 2014
A-Thug like HOV is a buisness man and his music speaks volume...Self proclaimed Harlem's King is back again with something special...combining some of his best tracks and videos into a duel cd/dvd package entilted I'm A Black Rolling Stones Vol. 1 color scheme green and white like the color of money....
below check out one of the many videos on the tape. This banger is named Bubba Kush and the video was shot on Thugga last visit to LA where he moved over 2000 units and connceted with some of the best the West Coast has to offer.....
I'm A RollingStone Vol. 1 not only has great videos one of the main singles "I'm A Rolling Stones" is classy and cool as it comes check the soundcloud link below and let us hear at thisisblaine.blogspot.com know if you feeling it
If you feeling cop it...You can get a physical copy of the cd on 125th street in front of The Kiss Store between 7th and 8th or you can download it at...
His latest performance was lit as well
I'm a big fan of these guys down at Limitless and in honnor of the The BET14 HIP HOP Awards check out here BET Inspired HIP HOP Cypher... featuring Harlem rappers and Limitless affiliates KS, Mark Twayne &; Mike Mitch
That ownership like Apostraphe lines was dope spat by Mike Mitch
'Be A Strong Black Woman,' She says
OOOHHHH KILlL Em!!!! I love to see people from FDA and people who rep Harlem succeed.
The lovely model Shaakira Solomon humble origins began in Bed-Sty, Brooklyn NY where she was born. Later she grew up in New Rochelle; but today she now calls Harlem her home.
Shaakira who has received support from her parents states "My mother has always been my role model. When I was younger my mother had a routine for my younger sister and I, before we would do anything in the morning," she says,
"Reiterate the five rules posted on the refrigerator", which eventually disappeared and we had to recite from memory:
"Reiterate the five rules posted on the refrigerator", which eventually disappeared and we had to recite from memory:
- 1. "Be a leader, not a follower.
- 2. Be independent, not dependent.
- 3. Never do drugs.
- 4. Keep God first.
- 5. Be a strong Black Woman."
After completing her education at Frederick Douglass Academy Shaakira now studies Fashion Merchandising & Marketing at CUNY's New York City College of Technology.
"I always knew I wanted to be in the Fashion Industry whether on the scene or behind the scenes so when my 16th birthday came around and my father took me to a studio to get professional photos taken of me for my beginners portfolio, I automatically knew this was what I wanted," she recalls. She says she's still in the "beginners" stage. "You grind and grind hard to get your name out, to get more experience, to get noticed," she adds. "I'm good but there is always room for improvement. I haven't yet reached the goals I plan on achieving but I am taking it all blessed day by blessed day."
"My aspirations are limitless," says the determined go-getter, "after my modeling career, I plan on staying within the Modeling Industry, perhaps owning my own boutique and, or, publishing my own magazine for young women of color, educating them about our Black History, Culture, natural beauty, clothing, self-esteem and just reminding them and everyone else that Black is Beautiful, always has been and always will be."
Often people in the industry can be shallow and catty but Shaakira has faith in the saying, "What doesn't kill, you makes you stronger." She also gets reinforcement from her family. "I talk with my intellectual strong mother, Linda, and sister Yaszy," she explains, noting that both ladies "know exactly what to say and how to handle the negative and change it into a positive."
Her most recent appearances include the 2014 Courture Fashion Week in Brooklyn and the Hope Wade fashion week. Check her waltzing down the runway and see why she is the premiere model to watch as she showcases phenomenal designers like Hope Wade,Atelier Sorelle Iuliucci,Isabella Milian and Sophistafunk on the runway.
For the first time since Andrew Bynum was selected 10th overall in 2005, Kobe Bryant will be playing with a rookie lottery pick this season.
Julius Randle, selected No. 7 out of Kentucky in June, is the franchise's highest draft selection since James Worthy was taken first overall back in 1982. When you land a superstar like Bryant shortly after he's taken 13th overall and win five championships in the years that follow, high draft picks aren't exactly a part of the building plan.
And so this season, the world will see Bryant mentoring a young potential star. It's going to be interesting. As Bryant looks to instil a strong work ethic in Randle, he has a warning for his young charge: don't mess this up.
"If you fuck this up, you're a really big idiot," Bryant said Sunday when asked of his message to Randle. "ESPN are idiots, but you're really a big idiot if you manage to fuck this up."
Head coach Byron Scott praised Randle's play a great deal on Sunday, but Bryant wasn't willing to go beyond his strong words of caution. Randle's received the message.
"It's for me to mess it up," Randle said. "Kobe said you can't mess it up unless you want to. I intentionally have to mess things up."
Randle hasn't set the world afire in preseason so far, averaging just 7.6 points and 5.4 rebounds in 19.2 minutes and shooting an ugly 41.2 percent, but it's still very early in his development. With Bryant on his case for at least two full seasons, Randle's either going to make it or be broken trying.