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Nas Opens Fifth Restaurant In His Hometown Queens

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Words by Comfort Nnana Kalu

Nas is bringing his restaurant chain Sweet Chick to his hometown Queens, New York.
Sweet Chicks is Nas’ chicken and waffles chain with locations in Manhattan, Brooklyn, New York and Los Angeles. The new Queens location will open in February.  The growing food chain has been frequented by many names in Hollywood and hip-hop including Nicki Minaj, Kendrick Lamar, Frank Ocean, and Nicole Richie. Sweet Chick provides locally sourced modern American comfort food with a Southern twist, signature cocktails, homemade desserts and a cozy vibe with live music.Nas is bringing his restaurant chain Sweet Chick to his hometown Queens, New York.

“Since partnering with Sweet Chick I’ve always wanted to take it back t o my roots and now it’s finally happening with the Long Island City store.  That’s where I grew up,” he told Billboard. The Queens location will also be an ode to his father Olu Dara with a jazz themed dining room.

Nas reveals “We are also paying respect to my father, who is a now retired jazz artist, with a private dining room inspired by jazz clubs where chicken and waffles were born.”

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Tyrese Wins 50/50 Joint Custody Of His Daughter

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Words by Comfort Nnana Kalu

Tyrese has had a hard few months, as his personal life has been put on display as a result of a legal battle with his ex-wife. The public battle has taken a toll on Tyrese, affecting his mental health. His ex-wife even requested that he undergo a mental evaluation and tried to place a restraining order against him. However, despite all the drama it seems that things are beginning to work in his favor.

Tyrese won his way in court, and the judge granted him 50/50 custody of his daughter Shayla. His wife attempted the restraining order, but the judge denied her request. The joint custody of Shayla will begin in January and until then, Tyrese and Norma must organize a visitation schedule to allow Tyrese time with his daughter during the holidays. After the ruling, Tyrese went to Instagram and shared thoughts and relief for what’s been happening in his life.

He also called to Michael Moore, Netflix, and Tim Cooke for a potential movie on what happened in his life as he revealed “I got over 400 hours of logged and captured footage this will be bigger than Avatar cause “Fathers” and the lack of support in the courts is a universal issue,” he wrote.

However, in the end it’s apparent that things are looking up for Tyrese.

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Adidas to Release “Crazy” Sneaker Launch Featuring 21 Savage, Young Thug and Playboi Carti

TheSource Feed - 7 hours 48 min ago

Adidas Originals celebrates the relaunch of an iconic ‘90’s mid cut basketball silhouette Crazy, with the release of two new styles.

Adidas has tapped 21 SavagePlayboi Carti and Young Thug as the new faces of its Crazy line, along with some updated designs for a more comfort-focused sneaker culture.

Individually each rapper possesses a strong sense of style, fearlessness and confidence. As a group, these three young audacious rappers symbolise an un-humble attitude.

The brand is honing in on these artists’ individuality, style and creative work to identify with the challenging spirit of the sneaker.

Adidas is turning to some of the most recognizable new faces in hip-hop instead of NBA players, presumably to highlight the shoes’ new street-ready, comfort-oriented designs.

The #CRAZY 8 ADV arrives with an all black upper November 22nd. pic.twitter.com/htjeEiT1cf

— adidas Originals (@adidasoriginals) November 17, 2017

Retaining the Crazy ADV’s distinctive, futuristic design, the latest release sees the shoe rendered in premium nubuck across the upper, with a premium sockfit neoprene interior for optimum fit and a minimalist concealed lacing system.

The infamous #CRAZY 1 ADV, arrives with a blacked out upper. Available from November 22nd. pic.twitter.com/CAnlimtNUI

— adidas Originals (@adidasoriginals) November 12, 2017

The Crazy ADV hones in on the evolution of the Crazy basketball silhouette, welcoming premium nubuck on the upper, a sock-fit neoprene interior for optimum fit, and a minimalist concealed lacing system.

You can look forward to the Crazy 8 ADV PK and the Crazy ADV launching globally November 22.

 

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Meek Mill Out of Solitary Confinement, Back In General Population

TheSource Feed - 7 hours 56 min ago

On Saturday morning, the State Correctional Institution in Chester, Pennsylvania reported to TMZ Meek Mill has been transferred to another prison moving him out of solitary confinement and into general population, where he has his own cell.

Mill requested to be removed out of solitary confinement because he feared losing control of his mental state. Prior to the request, his legal team revealed the reason for the vicious state of imprisonment was because prison officials “feared” of what will happen if Meek communicated with the other inmates.

Going back into general population allows the Philly rapper to do things in the likes of going outdoors to play basketball, spending time in the library, and sessions at the gym.

In return, Meek has been assigned one job, which involves cleaning the prison cells and cleaning the kitchen at a pay rate of 19 cents an hour.

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Rev. Jesse Jackson Reveals Parkinson’s Disease Diagnosis

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On Friday afternoon, Nov. 17th, civil rights activist Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr took to Twitter and shared a press release which revealed he had been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease.

According to the document, Jackson and his family began to notice changes in the minister’s physical performance three years ago. After contemplating for some time, he finally went to the doctor and took a series of tests which ended up discovering the disease.

The announcement starts off with Jackson having a nostalgic moment as he recalls his days as a young freedom fighter who ended up in close quarters with Dr Martin Luther King Jr.

“I remember it like it was yesterday, for that day changed my life forever. From that experience, I lost my fear of being jailed for a righteous cause. I went on to meet Dr. King and dedicate my heart and soul to the fight for justice, equality, and equal access.”

The former presidential candidate nominee describes the moment of the diagnosis as being, “painful” and “personal,” and admits to the difficulty of facing its reality.

“…I have been slow to grasp the gravity of it. For me, a Parkinson’s diagnosis is not a stop sign but rather a signal that I must make lifestyle changes and dedicate myself to physical therapy in hopes of slowing the disease’s progression.”

In the wake of his Parkinson’s diagnosis, Jackson will now become publicly vocal to advocate finding a cure for Parkinson’s disease. The politician says he’d rather, “wear out, than rust out.”

MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT to my friends and supporters on my health and the future. pic.twitter.com/JkuDNpxkix

— Rev Jesse Jackson Sr (@RevJJackson) November 17, 2017

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South Carolina Women’s Basketball Team, Latest To Turn Down White House Visit

TheSource Feed - 8 hours 27 min ago

Teams from different sports fields have been asked the question of whether they would visit the White House to celebrate their championship now that Donald Trump is residing there. The ladies of South Carolina are the latest to turn down the White House visit.

The White House was informed that the South Carolina Gamecocks, the 2016-2017 NCAA Women’s Basketball Champions, would not be making the trip. When asked why, Coach Dawn Staley let everyone know where the team’s mindset was.

“We did hear from the White House about attending [Friday’s] event, but we will not be able to attend,” Staley said in release issue by the school. “As I’ve been saying since our practices for this season started, all of our focus is on the season ahead. The only invitation we are thinking about is to the 2018 NCAA Tournament.”

The White House is holding Collegiate National Champions Day on Friday. The Florida baseball team is among those that will be honored. South Carolina has a game on Sunday, with a practice scheduled for Friday.

Trump sparred with professional athletes earlier this year when NBA star Stephen Curry said his championship-winning Golden State Warriors didn’t wish to meet with Trump. The feud erupted as Trump was lambasting NFL athletes for kneeling in protest during the national anthem.

North Carolina’s men’s basketball team said earlier this year it could not agree on a date for a visit.

Trump hosted the Clemson Tigers football team at the White House in June.

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Co-Creator of Cult Classic Film ‘Shottas’ Reveals Behind-the-Scenes Shady Business

TheSource Feed - 8 hours 35 min ago

The most violent and gun filled streets of Kingston, Jamaica seem like a day at a Beverly Hills’ spa, when compared to the unscrupulous and underhanded dealings of some in the film industry. Don’t believe it? Ask Harvey Weinstein. Better yet, ask Richie Effs, Kingston’s original gangster and co-creator of the international cult classic film ‘Shottas.’

The alleged former drug king-pin turned film producer has been battling former business partner and director of ‘Shottas’ Cess Silvera. Rather than his traditional “street” way of settling disputes, Effs took Silvera to court over allegations of theft and financial misdealings. According to Richie, Mr. Silvera attempted to transfer the rights of the film away from Access Productions, Inc., in a scheme to become sole owner.

He also alleges that Silvera systemically removed his accredited contributions to the film. Most egregious, during the 2006 Access Production & Sony Distribution deal, Effs claims Silvera received over $2 million for ‘Shottas’. The biggest issue, with the exception of ‪Spragga Benz‬, is no one saw a dime from the deal. That’s huge considering the film featured ‪DJ Khaled‬, ‪Wyclef Jean‬, ‪Ky-Mani Marley‬ and Louie Rankin.

Similar to movie producer and former CEO of Roc-A-Fella Records, Dame Dash, Effs discovered there is no honor amongs business partners in the movie industry. In Dash’s case, during the making of his 2002 film ‘Paid in Full’, he was forced to confront his former partner aggressively.

Dame’s former distribution partner for ‘Paid in Full’ is the now tarnished movie mogul Harvey Weinstein. Rumors swirled around the industry that Dame smacked Mr. Weinstein during their altercation concerning the distribution of the film.

In a recent video interview with Hip-Hop Motivation, where Dash refers to movie executives as nerds; Dame was quoted saying the following: “The crazy thing is how much disrespect I have sustained from nerds. All the killers I’ve known in the streets; none of them have ever disrespected me, but the nerds…every violation. Because they have no idea of repercussions and you can’t do nothing to a nerd; Because he has no honor anyway.”

Both Dash and Effs grew up abiding by street etiquette and principles. Devoid of these ethics, clashes like these will always happen. With that being said, Dash and Weinstein’s situation pales in comparison to Eff’s issues with Silvera.

Effs recently decided to air out all the dirty laundry concerning the filming and distribution of ‘Shottas’. His timing couldn’t be any more apropos given all the recent allegations of sexual abuse swirling on the news. Of course, Effs is not revealing tales of molestation like actor Terry Crews, but to a Jamaican gangster; breaking the honor code is just as bad.

Effs is preparing to discuss everything from Silvera’s shady dealings to the tragic death of his partner and friend Keith “Fada” Deans. Many in the Hip-Hop and Reggae community are anxious to hear from the original shotta; whose life is portrayed in the movie by legendary musician ‪Wyclef Jean‬.

Effs has learned the hard way about the means streets of Hollywood. The movie industry is full of deceitful and shady characters accused of everything from financial improprieties to sexual misbehavior.

Nevertheless, like a real gangster, Effs has not been deterred from his experience. He is planning to drop a television series based on his life and the original film. Moreover; according to sources in the know, Richie plans to revitalize production for the infamously elusive sequel to ‘Shottas’.

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Today In Hip Hop History: LL Cool J Releases Debut Album ‘Radio’ 32 Years Ago

TheSource Feed - 11 hours 48 min ago

On this date in 1985, James Todd Smith better known as LL Cool J, dropped his first full length LP on Def Jam Records. Primarily produced by Rick Rubin besides “I Need A Beat”, which was produced by DJ Jazzy Jay, Radio was a pivotal LP for not only LL and Def Jam, but for an evolving Hip Hop landscape that had just seen the rapid decline of b-boying and jams in the park. This was also the era in which the crack epidemic hit the streets and all of the major players used LL Cool J as the prototype image of how a hustler is supposed to look.

Songs like “I Can’t Live Without My Radio” and “Rock The Bells” dominated airwaves as well as influenced other artists of that time period with his braggadocios content and virtually forceful delivery. The song that actually got Cool J the deal with Def Jam, “I Need A Beat”, was written and recorded when LL was only 15 years old, making him not only Def Jam’s first solo artist, but also their youngest.

Salute to Cool J, Rick Rubin, Russell Simmons, Jazzy Jay and everyone at Def Jam from that era that help put together this timeless classic!

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Three Ohio Pastors Indicted For Trafficking Young Girls For Sex

TheSource Feed - 12 hours 1 min ago

A third Ohio pastor has been indicted on sex trafficking charges, and prosecutors say all three men worked together to entice underage girls with money in exchange for sex.

A federal grand jury in Toledo has indicted the Rev. Cordell Jenkins, the Rev. Anthony Haynes and the Rev. Kenneth Butler on conspiracy to sex traffic children. All three men pleaded not guilty Tuesday.

The US Attorney’s Office says Haynes began grooming a 14-year-old girl for prostitution in 2014. Prosecutors say Haynes introduced her to other men and all three of the pastors sexually assaulted her.

Jenkins and Haynes were previously indicted on child sex trafficking charges in July.

An attorney representing Jenkins tells WTVG-TV her client understands he is facing “very serious allegations.”

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Spotify Acquires SoundTrap, Online Production Studio For Users

TheSource Feed - 12 hours 26 min ago

Spotify has acquired the free recording studio program SoundTrap in order to allow users to make their own music.

The Stockholm-founded SoundTrap is a free browser-based production studio designed to be easy to use for new and experienced producers alike. It also allows multiple users to work together on a single project, making both collaborations and production classes easily accessible online.

While Spotify’s main competition is Apple Music, the acquisition gives users a free alternative to that company’s iOS-only GarageBand. The comparison was made explicit by SoundTrap’s own co-founder Per Emanuelson while talking to The Next Web in 2015.

“When Steve Jobs introduced GarageBand, he said half of US households had an active musician in them. Most tools out there today focus on the pro-musician though,” he explains. “Some people can’t deal with all those options but are still very musically talented. We thought: How do we make this as useable as something like Instagram, but still have quality?”

Learn more on SoundTrap’s website and look for it on Spotify soon.

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2 Chainz And Travis Scott Turn Up At “4 AM”

TheSource Feed - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 8:06pm

From his critically acclaimed mixtape Pretty Girls Like Trap Music, 2 Chainz is back with the visual for the late night special “4 AM” with the exclusive feature from Travis Scott.

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Talib Kweli Teams With Anderson .Paak For ‘Traveling Light’ Track & Visual

TheSource Feed - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 3:44pm

Talib Kweli is spreading consciousness the Brooklyn way in his Hip-Hop cultured filled visual featuring multi-talent Anderson .Paak, “Traveling Light.” For the true hip-hop enthusiast, this is perhaps, a legendary bound piece of work.

The Black Star class-act of an emcee starts off the track with lyrics that hone one of the many essences of hip-hop culture, The Five Percent Nation also known as the Nation of Gods and Earths:

“I come from the god body era, I come from standing on street corners, Smoking blunts outta white owls for 40s, Building and destroying about the suns and the planets and the moons and the stars, About the nature of man, About knowledge where some people don’t understand,” Kweli spits as he shines light on the Universal Flag.

The first verse is bombarded with Kweli showing and proving how true he is to the culture by acknowledging the presence of  “the phoniest rappers” he’s ever seen, while he travels into the heights of being a certified legend.

For the sake of adding on to the refined theme of the track, the video is sanctioned in the streets of Brooklyn with Kweli in organic communications with locals, flashes of Halal trucks, BK dive bar hits, and stoop chillin’.

In one line, .Paak sheds light on the abaft development of Brooklyn amidst the chorus, “Brooklyn is changing, and so am I, I see you on the other side…”

Kweli is only expressing his reality as an international sensation who reigns from the most potent era of hip-hop culture, “Your downfall is you should probably get out more, I been planning out tours, With a band of outlaws, I’m packing my bags, Just marijuana and magazines,” the class-act raps.

Cameos by noteworthy everlasting Hip-Hop legends such as his Black Star comrade Yasiin Bey (Mos Def), A Tribe Called Quest’s Jarobi and Q-Tip, famed Golden Era emcee Slick Rick, marked filmmaker Spike Lee, renowned comedian Dave Chappelle, and many more.

Talib Kweli’s eighth studio album Radio Silence dropped today, Nov. 17th and is pro-fused with clever features such as Jay Electronica, Rick Ross, Waka Flocka, BJ The Chicago Kid, and Amber Coffman from Dirty Projector.  Grab the LP, here over at Apple Music.

Watch the visual to Talib Kweli’s star studded “Traveling Light” featuring Anderson .Paak, below.

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Lions’ Wide Receiver Marvin Jones, Jr. Floor American Idol Judges During Auditions

TheSource Feed - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 3:09pm

Detroit Lions’ Marvin Jones, Jr. is out to prove, he has skills on and off the field. Over the summer, Jones auditioned for American Idol and to the shock and surprise of the judges, he had what it takes to be an American idol!

The proof is in the pudding (or should we say in the Bonnie Raitt song).

Lions WR Marvin Jones Jr. auditioned for American Idol and blew away the judges. pic.twitter.com/kJNnzSYUwq

— LeadingNFL ™ (@LeadingNFL) November 15, 2017

Judges Lionel Richie, Katy Perry and Luke Bryan didn’t expect to see a football player step into their realm. Jones caught the trio off guard with his voice when he sang Tank‘s rendition of the Raitt’s hit “I Can’t Make You Love Me.”

Jones auditioned in Nashville over the summer and now the world is getting to see how it went. This wasn’t part of the normal American Idol auditions, as Jones was unable to move on to Hollywood to compete due to his commitments to the Lions — but he proved he has the singing chops to have a career after football.

Katy Perry, in particular, was blown away by his voice, asking why he didn’t try to have a career in music rather than football. It didn’t take Luke Bryan long to answer from the judge’s desk, saying that not every musician can run a 4.3 40-yard dash.

The full audition will be seen, sometime in the spring when American Idol returns.

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Husser Puts Montreal On The Map With ‘Geto Rock For The Youth’

TheSource Feed - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 2:59pm

Hip-hop’s influence has stretched far beyond the hot-spot destinations we’ve come to know. Also, it’s no secret that you can feel the influence of the genre anywhere in the world. In this case, north of the border in Toronto’s neighboring city, Montreal, resides Husser. A rapper whose unique approach to the genre is delightfully hard to ignore. Art and music collide as Husser brings a refreshing rock tinged aesthetic to the game.

Formally of the group ‘The Posterz’, Husser’s solo venture is as energetic as ever and worth a first listen if you’re new to his wave.

We chopped it up to meet the man behind the music following the release of his latest project ‘Geto Rock For The Youth’.

 

It’s been said that a lot of creatives develop their taste in music and culture between the ages of 5-11 years old. What were you listening to at that time? Do you think it has had an effect on the artist that you are today?

My new project is actually based off of that period. I listened to the radio a lot at that point in life. In Montreal there aren’t any real hip-hop stations, just hip hop segments. Maybe like 2 hours a week worth of hip-hop. Imagine a city where there’s no hip-hop on the radio, there’s no scene for hip-hop to really build upon. So the music I did hear, influenced me a little bit.

When did you start rapping and who was the first person to notice your talent?

I started rapping when I was 16. The first person to notice my talent who wasn’t rapping alongside me was a DJ (Himansu)  in Montreal. He was running parties and had a promo team and he kind of became my first manager who plugged us (The Posterz) into the club scene.

What has it been like doing music as a solo artist?

It’s different because you’re like a one man team. Also, it’s different in the sense that, I make all of my own decisions.

So have you faced any differences in the creative processes being solo?

Not really, it’s just different because instead of 2 people there collaborating and hyping me up, it’s just me in the booth and on the track. I’m getting beats from different producers so in that arena it’s a little different. However, when I was in a group I would still create on my own so there has not been that much of a change in that way.

Do you feel like the music you released recently is different from the music you released when you first started?

Yeah, definately. It’s different because in my opinion I got better and I’m trying new sounds. I’m taking more chances and trying different vibes. I’m inspired by different genres but it’s the same energy.

Paintings For The Blind

Has Montreal influenced your sound in any way?

Yeah, I came up rapping with Chris (of The Posterz) cousins. We all have our own sound. It’s kind of based off of the way we talk and our individual energies and how we see things. However we all have that Montreal influence. So Montreal has definitely influenced me in that way.

Do you ever plan on relocating to the states?

I want to make a move out to Cali in the future. I’ve visited Atlanta as well and I like it there too.

‘Catherine’

You have a very unique sound and approach to music. Do you feel any pressure to fit in with the current wave of hip-hop music?

Yeah I do. I get good reviews on my music, but there are factors that play against me sometimes being that the English community in Montreal is small as well as the hip-hop community. The numbers can be effected for those reasons but I mean, I feel like for someone who’s upcoming the numbers are proportionate. I still freestyle and play around with different things and sounds but there is a certain amount of pressure to be or sound like a certain wave in hip-hop in general.

“Can’t Blame Em” is a very multidimensional video. What was the story behind it?

It’s funny because I wrote a treatment for the music video a year before we shot it. The song was actually 3 years old by the time it came out. The concept was exactly the same, except for the Steve Jobs element. A director approached me and presented that idea. I was down, and we did it.

Fast forward to 2017, What can people expect from Geto Rock For The Youth?

It’s like a preview of what I have to offer, I don’t want to say too much because you’ll see once you listen but it’s some good sh*t!

You can stream Geto Rock For The Youth here and listen below.

 

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Ricky Williams To Colin Kaepernick “Forget NFL… Go Where You’re Tolerated”

TheSource Feed - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 2:19pm

Former NFL player Ricky Williams felt the need to give his opinion on the entire Colin Kaepernick situation.

Ricky Williams knows all about having a controversial career. While facing another suspension after failing a drug test back in 2004, he opted to retire so he could smoke weed freely.

He was eventually welcomed back into the league, something Colin Kaepernick hasn’t been able to do. And all the former Niners quarterback did was take a knee to protest police brutality and social injustices.

TMZ caught up with Williams on the street, and while he believes the former 49ers QB is being blackballed, he also thinks Kaepernick should move on from the league since they don’t want him.

“I’d rather be somewhere I’m celebrated rather than where I’m tolerated,” the ex-NFL superstar told TMZ Sports out in Venice, CA.

Kaepernick has been out of the NFL for 10 months, playing his last game as a member of the 49ers on Jan. 1 in the 2016 regular-season finale against the Seattle Seahawks. He opted out of his contract with the team two months later, becoming a free agent.

After going unsigned by a team, Kaepernick filed a collusion lawsuit against the NFL owners in October.

Not saying Ricky Williams isn’t right, but he isn’t one talk about being tolerated. Colin didn’t quit or took time off to get his head right. The league blackballed him and the players association hasn’t done right by him either.

Opinions are just that, opinions.

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Lil Peep’s Merchandise Sells Out After His Untimely Death

TheSource Feed - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 1:57pm

The late rapper’s fans go hard to honor his legacy.

On November 15, rap star Lil Peep was found dead on his tour bus, at the tender age of 21. Evidence suggested that the rapper suffered from an overdose of the medication Xanax, commonly used for anxiety disorders.  His unexpected death stunned fans, and celebrities across the music industry shared their condolences on social media, shocked over his passing.

TMZ has now reported that Lil Peep’s online store, which contains merchandise ranging from posters, hoodies, hats, windbreakers, and shirts, were wiped completely clean by fans. The sold out merchandise ranged in price from $20 to $70, and was purchased by fans to commemorate his death. Due to the overwhelming number of orders, inventory is now backed up, and several customers were notified that shipments will be extremely delayed. If you were looking forward to buying Lil Peep’s merch, be prepared to wait awhile before you can get your hands on it.

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[Listen] New Visuals from Quon’s “Hunnid Miles N Runnin”

TheSource Feed - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 1:03pm

Texas native Quon has released the new visuals to his single”Hunnid Miles N Runnin.”

 

Shot in his hometown of Amarillo, Texas, the budding emcee takes us through the cities noted hood spots with a dope soundtrack.

 

The single, which was produced by Amir Perry (who’s worked with the likes of  Rick Ross on tracks), showcases Quon’s lyricism in the high energy and trap beat.

 

The single and visual are both the first tastes of music from his soon to be released full length project titled “One Up”. The entire album will be produced by Perry and will feature assists from rap heavy weights and legends such as E-40.

 

 

As we await for more music and visuals from Quon, get into the first set of visuals below.

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JAY-Z Pens Op-Ed Piece About the “Absurdity of the Criminal Justice System”

TheSource Feed - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 12:53pm

JAY-Z penned a powerful op-ed for the New York Times on the “absurdity of the criminal justice system.” This piece was inspired by Meek Mill’s heavy handed sentence, which Hov has been vocal about. But he notes that Meek’s case is a famous example of a widespread issue.

On the surface, this may look like the story of yet another criminal rapper who didn’t smarten up and is back where he started. But consider this: Meek was around 19 when he was convicted on charges relating to drug and gun possession, and he served an eight-month sentence. Now he’s 30, so he has been on probation for basically his entire adult life.

The 4:44 rapper also slams probation, calling it a “land mine” rather than a second chance.

As of 2015, one-third of the 4.65 million Americans who were on some form of parole or probation were black. Black people are sent to prison for probation and parole violations at much higher rates than white people. In Pennsylvania, hundreds of thousands of people are on probation or parole.

Jay suggests that jails will literally be shut down if probation or parole never existed considering half of the people in Philadelphia’s city jails are locked up for probation and parole violations.

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8 Mile is Coming to Netflix in December

TheSource Feed - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 12:42pm

Get ready to lose yourself. 8 Mile is coming to Netflix next month. The Oscar-winning flick starring Eminem will begin streaming on December 1st.

The 2002 flick is inspired by Em’s true life story. Aspiring rapper Jimmy “B-Rabbit” (Eminem) moves back to Detroit and faces many challenges. He overcomes life’s roadblocks, starts rap battling, and his career took off.

Other than the “Walk on Water” rapper the film stars Kim Basinger Mekhi Phifer, and the late Brittany Murphy.

The film’s song “Lose Yourself” went on to win the Academy Award for Best Original Song in 2003, as well as a Grammy for Best Rap Song. Eminem also took home the Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Actor in a Drama or Action Adventure, as well as Choice Breakout Star. In addition, he won an MTV Movie and TV Award in the category for Best Male Performance.

This year marked the 15th anniversary of the 8 Mile’s debut. It’s coming on Netflix just in time for the cold weather. Netflix and chill, anyone?

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Sylvester Stallone Denies Claims That he Forced a 16-Year-Old into Threesome With His Bodyguard

TheSource Feed - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 12:28pm

Sylvester Stallone denies the claims that he sexually assaulted a 16-year-old girl in 1986.

A spokeswoman for Stallone issued a statement:

This is a ridiculous. No one was ever aware of this story until it was published today, including Mr. Stallone. At no time was Mr. Stallone ever contacted by authorities or anyone else regarding this matter.

Stallone, 71, added a statement through his publicist, “It never happened”.

Daily Mail reported that assault yesterday after they obtained a copy of the 1986 Las Vegas police report. The story alleged that the Rocky actor forced a teenage girl into performing oral and vaginal sex for both him and his former bodyguard, Michael De Luca, who was murdered in 2013.

“[The girl] states it was at this time that she became very uncomfortable with the situation,” the police report cited by the Daily Mail states. “She states she did not want to have any type of sexual contact with the bodyguard, but felt like she had no choice in the matter.” The unnamed woman said she felt intimidated at the time although there was no physical force.

In light of the recent sexual assault allegations that have been floating around Hollywood, we don’t know what to believe anymore.

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