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King Of The Dot Announces Upcoming “Massacre 4” Event

TheSource Feed - Sat, 03/17/2018 - 10:56am

Battle Rap has another marquee event on the horizon. King Of The Dot battle league recently released the flyer promoting their upcoming Massacre 4 card. The Massacre series has quickly become one of the most anticipated battle events of the year and if this year is anything like the past three, fans are in for a treat once again.

Details regarding the match ups are still currently under wraps and will be rolling out over the next days and weeks leading up to event day but it will all be going down at The Middle East in Cambridge, MA where the second card of the series took place, also a perfect setting for an event of this stature. The date is set for May 19th, 2018 and tickets will be going up for sale beginning Monday (3/18) at kotdtv.com. Fans looking to stay updated on the event announcements can follow King Of The Dot on Twitter (@KingOfTheDot) for the latest match up announcements and any inquiries about the event in general.

King Of The Dot has always been a front runner in the battle rap community, and regarding their events, professionalism and quality always stay top priority. Don’t miss out on your chance to be a part of all the action live and in person!

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West Sydney’s Fortay At Large Announces New Album “Business And Pleasure” Feat Dizzy Wright And Kurupt of Tha Dogg Pound

TheSource Feed - Sat, 03/17/2018 - 10:21am

One of the hardest working and also ultimately one of the most influential rappers in Australia over the last decade in Western Sydney’s Fortay At Large has announced his new album Business & Pleasure is set to feature Dizzy Wright, Kurupt of Tha Dogg Pound amongst a host of talented locals. With this tenth studio album, the prolific Fortay cements his place as an artist that is on the cusp of breaking even further beyond his extensive Australian audience and take his sound globally.

Throughout his career to date, Fortay has collaborated with the likes of Snoop Dogg, Cormega, Hopsin, Daz Dillinger, both Layzie Bone and Krayzie Bone of Bone Thugs-n-Harmony, Lil Eazy E, Big Sloan of Mo Thugs, as well as Australia’s Kerser, Rates and Jay UF of ABK Records amongst many others – giving him a strong international connection already.

Fortay comes from the suburb Blacktown in Sydney’s West and started at open mics and MC battles, winning numerous titles and earning a name in the underground scene from the early 2000’s. He released his first mixtape in 2005, going on to release another eight mixtapes and nine studios albums since. He has established from the ground up a unique and loyal fan base that has lead him to developing a strong grassroots supporter base that has followed him throughout his career. He founded the record label At Large Productions in 2009 that has gone on to be an influential player in domestic hip-hop in Sydney and beyond.

Fortay has toured Australia on numerous occasions, as well as opening up for international acts including Ice Cube, Bone Thugs & Harmony, Techn9ne, M.O.P, Necro, Ill Bill, The Beatnutz, The Game, Twista, Cormega and more. Fortay’s Business & Pleasure drops worldwide digitally on March 28.

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Happy Birthday To The Rap Bar-Barian Sean Price! (R.I.P.)

TheSource Feed - Sat, 03/17/2018 - 6:43am

On this day three years ago, the late legend Sean Price of the Boot Camp Clik was born in 1972.  His first appearance was on Smif-N-Wessun’s 1995 album Dah Shinnin’, and his next major appearance was in 1996 as part of the duo Heltah Skeltah, who released the album Nocturnal on Duck Down Records. They would release two more albums as a duo, Magnum Force in 1998 and D.I.R.T. in 2008.

During the 2000s, Price made a name for himself as a heavyweight in the underground Hip Hop community. His first solo album, Monkey Barz, was released in 2005 and received critical acclaim, peaking at #70 on the Billboard Hip Hop chart. To this day, the album is held in ridiculously high esteem among commercial and independent artists, and after that he went on to release two more albums, Jesus Price Supastar and Mic Tyson, both of which made debuts on the Billboard 200 chart (Jesus Price Supastar hitting #196 and Mic Tyson hitting #59).

Sean Price passed away in his sleep on August 8, 2015, and the details surrounding the death are still unknown. Within four days of his passing, his fans were able to help raise $72,883 to help his family with funeral costs. Two years later, the posthumous Imperius Rex was released, with some of Price’s songs classed among some of BCC’s greatest hits.

In honor of his born day, here are a couple of his most popular videos to help educate those who aren’t aware of his greatness.

Sean Price – Bar-Barian

Sean Price – Figure More ft Illa Ghee

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Ness Wilson Releases Highly Anticipated EP ‘Rendezvous 2’

TheSource Feed - Sat, 03/17/2018 - 1:57am

Multi-talented R&B artist Ness Wilson released his highly-anticipated sophomore EP, Rendezvous 2. 

This project showcases Wilson’s lyrical prowess as well as his originality and creativity.

When asked about what was the inspiration for his new EP, Wilson stated:

The inspiration for the album really came from the women who I saw getting money in those gentlemen’s clubs that are look down on because of what they do I wanted to record songs for my fans showing them my perspective on it.

If you’re a fan of alternate R&B, Rendezvous 2, will fit perfectly in your playlist rotation. Give it a spin below:

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HBIC Tiffany ‘New York’ Pollard Honored With Exhibit From Brooklyn Museum

TheSource Feed - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 2:37pm

Before Love & Hip Hop we had Flavor of Love where our HBIC extraordinaire Tiffany Pollard a.k.a New York made her debut as the queen of reality television. In honor of the legend, Tiffany will be getting her own exhibit in the museum Thnk 1994. The museum is located in Brooklyn and it commemorates pop culture.The exhibit will be called “David’s Dead: A Celebration of Tiffany Pollard.”

New York started off fighting for Flavor Flav‘s love on season 1 of Flavor of Love. She lost to Hoops but then was brought back for season 2 to help Flav find love but he ended up making her a contestant again to win his heart. We all thought Pollard had it in the bag but she lost again to Deelishis. Because of her I don’t give a f-ck attitude, the world fell in love with her and New York was granted her own show. From there, the rest is history. She’s been on numerous reality television series including but not limited to Family Therapy with Dr. Jenn, Scared Famous and Big Brother UK. Her epic scene in Big Brother UK is the reason for the exhibit. When news broke out that David had died, Pollard had thought that fellow housemate David Gest had died in the house of cancer but it was David Bowie who had died. Check out the clip below to see the scene.

The exhibit will have some of New York’s finest moments in real life GIF form and will be open from May 19th to June 2nd. Who plans on checking out the exhibit?


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Bow Wow Addresses Chris Brown Fallout In “Emotional” Video

TheSource Feed - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 2:22pm

For years, Bow Wow has made himself a target for memes. But the 31-year-old former child star is seeking to gain his way back into music relevancy. This time, using his falling out with Chris Brown as leverage in a video for his new song, “Emotional.” The lyrics, as transcribed from XXL.com, describe how the two went from really tight, to not even speaking in public. The Brown and Bow Wow’s most notable collaboration was Bow Wow’s 2006 hit “Shortie Like Mine.”

“I skipped a show just so I could see you Chris/Day ones, me and you been through a lot of shit/No matter what you gon’ always be my little brother,” Bow Wow spits. “And it kill me when we in public and we ain’t speaking to each other/This shit crazy/Oh my fault Brown, this shit brazy/We grown men, let’s turn this shit around.”

Bow Wow is getting ready to release his Greenlight 6. But to watch Bow’s newest video, check it out below.


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Progressive Brazilian City Councillor Marielle Franco Murdered

TheSource Feed - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 12:37pm

Marielle Franco an outspoken Rio de Janeiro city councillor was violently killed recently, which sparked mass protests and mourning in Brazil.

Brazil is a South American nation that despite after a 2011 census showed that the majority of the population is considered to be African-Brazilian or Black, still deals with decisive diversity over race. Marielle Franco who is a politician who fought for civil rights and equality. That fight abruptly came to an end.

Various reporters and news organizations openly spoke out on Twitter about the politicians violent death. Some even going as far as to say that the events and method surrounding her passing were tied to her work as an outspoken city council person. Franco who stood a voice for the voiceless was silenced a hale of gunfire that may not be just happenstance. The Mayor even calling it a brutal assassination.

At first there were some reports this might have been a robbery gone wrong. Doesn't look like that now. Looks like an execution. Rio's mayor just called it a "brutal assassination." A huge blow to Brazil and Rio de Janeiro. https://t.co/KJeF8XlcYE

— Vincent Bevins (@Vinncent) March 15, 2018

Marielle Franco, councillor and police critic, shot dead in targeted killing in Rio https://t.co/yG3Wh5qw9R

— The Guardian (@guardian) March 15, 2018

"A city council member and her driver have been shot dead by two attackers on a downtown street in Rio de Janeiro in what appeared to be a targeted assassination."

Brazil is a democratic country, but only for those that don't speak up

— Adriana Somavilla (@adri_somavilla) March 15, 2018

According to the Associated Press, 2 two men released 9 shots into her vehicle killing Franco who was 38, and her driver,  Anderson Pedro Gomes. Reuters reported they were survived by her press secretary who survived the bullet riddled onslaught with minor injuries. The Guardian also followed that Rio’s chief of public security promised a “full investigation,” concerning the slain politician.

Brazil is no stranger to this type of political violence. In 2016 13 candidates were killed leading up to the city council polls in the same year Franco was elected, according to Reuters. This in the midst of Brazil’s president Michel Temer gave the military unyielding security powers in Rio’s large favela or ghetto, where gang violence is a part of daily life. This is important to note because Franco, a popular local LGBTQ and human rights activist (and the only black member of the city council), grew up in one of Rio’s largest favelas, and rose to political power and note by demanding economic equality and calling for an end to police brutality.

In her own words:

O que está acontecendo agora em Acari é um absurdo! E acontece desde sempre! O 41° batalhão da PM é conhecido como Batalhão da morte. CHEGA de esculachar a população! CHEGA de matarem nossos jovens! pic.twitter.com/SrSycFE5Sl

— Marielle Franco (@mariellefranco) March 10, 2018

“What is happening now in Acari is absurd! And it has been happening forever! The 41st MP battalion is known as the Death Battalion. ARRIVE to sculpt the population! ARRIVE to kill our youth!” This was one of Franco’s last tweets before her tragic passing.

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Ciara Goes For The Gold As She Partners With Pandora

TheSource Feed - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 12:29pm

Ciara is the newest brand ambassador for Pandora and will already have a line of jewelry available for purchase next week. This will be the first time the brand will offer an 18-karat gold-plated sterling silver jewelry line. The Shine collection will offer 33 pieces that will include, bracelets, charms, rings, necklaces, rings, and earrings. The wife and mother of two kids has graced us with her style and music but one thing we may not know about her is that she loves gold.

The “Goodies” singer took to Instagram to announce the partnership.

I’m sooooo excited to share that I’m partnering with @theofficialpandora as their Brand Ambassador! Introducing the new #PANDORAShine Collection! #Ad

A post shared by Ciara (@ciara) on Mar 14, 2018 at 1:37pm PDT

“I’m a part of history because it’s the first time they’ve had 18-karat gold-plated jewelry,” she said. “It’s also about inspiring us women to feel bright, to be bright, to shine bright and to express ourselves creatively. And as an artist, I can relate to that.”

Not only does Ciara have this new partnership, she has also been in the studio working on her seventh studio album. She told ABC News that she started recording before her daughter, Sienna, was born and is now ready to get back in the studio to finish the album. We’ve watched Cici grow over the last 14 years and through the good and the bad she remains humble with a smile on her face. There’s no stopping Mrs. Wilson!

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Flashback Friday: 10 Songs That Turn 10 in 2018

TheSource Feed - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 12:20pm

As we get older, we forget how long ago songs were released. You find yourself singing a song thinking, “I definitely shouldn’t have been singing those words at that age.” 2008 was a great year for music. Lil Wayne dropped Tha Carter III and Kanye West gave us 808s and Heartbreaks. Our ears were blessed with songs from Usher, Ne-Yo, T-Pain, Beyonce and so much more. It’s Flashback Friday so let’s take a walk down memory lane and recap 10 songs that will turn 10 years old this year.

1) “Swagga Like Us” – Jay-Z, T.I., Lil Wayne, Kanye West and M.I.A

2) “Can’t Believe It” – T-Pain

3) “Heartless” – Kanye West

4) “Lollipop” – Lil Wayne ft. Static (R.I.P)

5) “Single Ladies” – Beyonce

6) “Love In This Club” – Usher

7) “Miss Independent” – Ne-Yo

8) “What Them Girls Like” – Ludacris ft. Chris Brown & Sean Garrett

9) “Girls Around The World” – Lloyd

10) “Sexy Can I” – Ray J ft. Yung Berg

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Happy 59th Birthday To Public Enemy’s Flavor Flav!

TheSource Feed - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 10:24am

On this date in 1959, William Jonathan Drayton, better known to the world as Flavor Flav, was born in NYC. Flav is the hypeman of the iconic, Rock N’ Roll Hall Of Fame Hip Hop group Public Enemy.

Growing up on Freeport, Long Island is where A young Flavor developed his love for music, teaching himself to play the piano, drums, and guitar on his own. It was also in Long Island where a young adult Flav met Chuck Ridenhour, who later became known as Chuck D, the front man of Public Enemy. The two linked at Adelphi University on the Island, where the two attended college and learned about each other’s love for Hip Hop.

As one of the founding members of PE, Flav was there in 1984 when the song “Public Enemy #1” was recorded; the first known track by the group. In 1986, the crew signed with Rick Rubin on Def Jam, however, Rubin did not initially want to sign Flav because he didn’t understand his role in the group.

Ever since PE’s debut album Yo! Bum Rush The Show, Flav was the hype jester to the ultra serious, politically charged group which now included Chuck D, Terminator X, and a security force known as the S1Ws. Songs such as “Fight The Power”, “911 Is A Joke”, and “I Can’t Do Nothin’ For Ya Man” featured the comedic darts of Flav, which brought a balance to PE.

Drugs and domestic issues hindered Flav for a short while during his career, however, he bounced back into the public eye as a reality show pioneer, with shows like Surreal Life and The Flavor Of Love breaking ground in reality TV.

Big ups to Flav on his born day and TheSource.com wishes the Flavor Man many more!

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Ava DuVernay Joins Team DC Comics And Will Direct The New Gods Movie

TheSource Feed - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 8:12am

Ava DuVernay is taking her talent to  DC Comics  to direct The New Gods, a screen adaptation of the comic book of the same name created by famed writer/artist Jack Kirby.

“Our dreams make us large.”

Thank you, #JackKirby. pic.twitter.com/gv3SiccV6a

— Ava DuVernay (@ava) March 15, 2018

The story follows the titular New Gods, which are residents of the twin alien planets of New Genesis and Apokolips, and the war between them. New Genesis is a idyllic planet ruled by the Highfather. Meanwhile, Apokolips is ruled by none other than Darkseid and is a dystopia filled with machinery and fire pits.

The comic is part of the Fourth World Saga story line, a series of four comic books all written and drawn by Kirby. Justice League villain Steppenwolf and the Mother Box are also Kirby’s creations from the Fourth World Saga. There’s no word yet of a release date for The New Gods and who’ll be writing the script for DuVernay.

DuVernay recently made history by becoming the first woman of color to helm a $100+ million live-action blockbuster with Disney’s A Wrinkle in Time.  

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6th Annual Broccoli City 5K and Fitness Day is April 21

TheSource Feed - Thu, 03/15/2018 - 10:48pm

Broccoli City is a non-profit organization committed to educating, equipping and mobilizing millennials to build thriving urban communities.

In an effort to shift the culture towards health and wellness, Broccoli City teamed up with Nike Running and their Choose Go campaign to present the sixth annual Broccoli City 5K and Fitness Day.

Brandon McEachern, Founder of Broccoli City, issued the following statement:

Nike Running been an invaluable partner to our organization. We share a commitment to improving the outcomes in our communities and are looking forward to continuing to work together to empower people to live healthier lives.

Participants will run/walk in a closed course, and the event will conclude with post-race refreshments, entertainment, a cool down with Spiked Spin and giveaways from Nike.

Rain or shine, the celebration is going down on April 21st at the Anacostia Skate Pavilion. $15 advanced registration is available online through April 13, 2018 at BCFestival.com

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Snap Chat Catches Heat From Rihanna & More | Source News Flash

TheSource Feed - Thu, 03/15/2018 - 3:34pm

Today in Source News Flash


After being gone from the scene, the king of crunk Lil Jon is back with a new video for his latest single featuring fellow Atlanta Rappers 2 Chainz and Offset.  “Set if Off” comes to us after Lil Jon took a break from new music, selling out shows and DJing.  The song features the three in an animated virtual world surrounded by money, cars, and big butts.

Snapchat is under fire for posting an insensitive ad featuring Chris Brown and Rihanna.  The ever popular social media channel posted an ad the other day that promoted an app that asked users if they would rather “slap Rihanna or punch Chris Brown.”  The ad has since been taken down and an apology issued to both stars however Rihanna was still not happy and called the social network out for their ignorance toward domestic violence victims.

Hip-Hop hot boy Vince Staples has informed his fans that he has infect canceled his supposed retirement Go FundMe, matched the amount of funds that were raised and donated it to the North Long Beach branch of the Michelle Obama Library.  The rapper has given all the funds back to those who donated and has claimed that the Go FundMe was really a publicity stunt to promote his new single “Get The F*** My Dick.”

Fans of both streetwear and old school hip-hop will be excited for this weeks drops from the popular street wear brand.  Among the collections featured this week from Supreme include it’s collab with Public Enemy paying homage to the groups third album Fear of a Black Planet.  To promote the collection which drops today in US stores and March 17th in Japan, Supreme released a short video showcasing all the pieces and Chuck D narrating the motivation behind the album.

Adding to todays drops and releases, New Balance brings back their classic 574 in grey for Grey Day.  The footwear brand aims to remind sneaker heads of the success the shoe has brought despite the simplicity of the shoe.  The Legacy of Grey pack will be available at select retailers including New Balance, Footlocker and Finish Line along with sneaker boutiques KITH, Extra Butter and Concepts.

A British Political Group has been banned from Facebook after what the social network claims is hate speech.  Britain First has had it’s facebook profile removed along with the facebook pages of two of its prominent leaders Jayda Fransen and Paul Golding.  Facebook made a statement claiming even political speech can even go to far when it aims to “stir up hatred” between groups in our society.    Facebook has rules against this type of content on it’s platform and hopes to prevent Facebook from being used in such a harmful way.

In sports, the Golden State Warriors beat the Los Angeles Lakers last night 117 – 106 with Lakers Julius Randale scoring 22 points and Warriors Kevin Durant scoring 26.

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Minor League Baseball Danry Vasquez Fired After Domestic Assault Video Surfaces

TheSource Feed - Thu, 03/15/2018 - 3:16pm

And he’s outta here!

Danry Vazquez, a Venezuelan baseball player who plays in America’s minor leagues has been caught beating up his girlfriend in a CCTV footage that has kicked up a storm in social media. The video is from 2016 and was recently released to the public. Following release of the footage, Vazquez was released by his team, PA’s Lancaster Barnstormers, for whom he was yet to play an inning.

The video shows Vazquez beating and grabbing his girlfriend while walking down a flight of stairs. At the time of the incident, he was playing for the Corpus Christi Hooks and was arrested on suspicion of family violence. But the charge was dismissed after Vazquez paid a fine and took classes. In 2018, the footage was released to the general public and has caused a furore.

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Watch The Trailer For The ‘Rapture’ Starring Nas, Dave East, T.I. And More

TheSource Feed - Thu, 03/15/2018 - 2:33pm

From Mass Appeal, Rapture stares directly into the bright light that hip hop culture shines on the world and doesn’t blink. Throughout 8 episodes and featuring a diverse swath of artists — Nas and Dave East, T.I., Rapsody, Logic, G-Eazy, A Boogie wit da Hoodie, 2 Chainz and Just Blaze – Rapture dives into the artists’ lives with their families and friends, to sitting front row in the studio and grinding on tour, to experiencing the ecstatic power of moving the crowd.

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Rihanna Responds To Snapchat Apology: ‘You Let Us Down! Shame on You’

TheSource Feed - Thu, 03/15/2018 - 2:30pm

Rihanna is not taking Snapchat’s apology on face value for imitating her domestic violence incident with ex-boyfriend Chris Brown for a game advertisement.


On Monday (Mar. 12), titled, “Would You Rather,” following amid Snapchat the game ad mugged images of Chris Brown and Rihanna querying players if they would rather “slap Rihanna or punch Chris Brown.” After Snapchat users and fans of the songbird discovered the offensive ad, an outrage of disappointment shadowed the trendy app. Snapchat immediately removed the ad and issued an apology ruling the copy as “reviewed and approved in error, as it violates our advertising guidelines.”

On Thursday, Rihanna took to Instagram with use of its Snapchat influenced “Stories” feature to express her discernment for the company and questioned their judgment as to why they found the 2009 incident with Brown ideal for their marketing, making a mockery of domestic violence.

“Now SNAPCHAT I know you already know you ain’t my fav app out there! But I’m just trying to figure out what the point was with this mess!” the “Umbrella” singer wrote. I’d love to call it ignorance but I know you ain’t that dumb. You spent money to animate something that would intentionally bring shame to DV victims and made a joke of it.”

Blatantly discarding the apology and clearly disappointed, Riri signed off her post by instructing Snapchat to take their apology back. “You let us down! Shame on you. Throw the whole app-oligy away.”

Since many have interpreted Rihanna’s response as a means to delete Snapchat and end its reign in the trendy lane. Joe Budden is among those who feel such a way, who tweeted in a declaration, “Rihanna said delete Snapchat so guess what I’m doing!!! #Navy.”


Rihanna said delete Snapchat so guess what I’m doing!!! #Navy

— Joe Budden (@JoeBudden) March 15, 2018

Just last week, a tweet by Kylie Jenner caused the Snapchat stock to loose $1.3 billion. There is a greater chance the coming of “Would You Rather” is the beginning of Snapchat’s downfall. Rihanna #Navy fans are pretty headstrong about abandoning the app, as they call on for an official boycott.

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Versace Goes Fur Free

TheSource Feed - Thu, 03/15/2018 - 1:10pm

Donatella Versace has announced that her family’s eponymous power house will no longer use real fur in its products, making it the latest high-end fashion house to go fur-free. Gucci, Tom Ford, Michael Kors and Armani are among the labels to have denounced its use in recent years.

“Fur? I am out of that. I don’t want to kill animals to make fashion. It doesn’t feel right,” the Italian designer told Luke Leitch in an interview for The Economist’s 1843 magazine. The luxury label been known for its glamorous and extravagant aesthetic, and which has a long history of using fur as a staple in its collections along with mink, raccoon dog and fox. But it looks like those days are coming to an end. Another one for the Humane Society International.

According to the executive director of HSI, Claire Bass “Versace is a massively influential luxury brand that symbolises excess and glamour, and so its decision to stop using fur shows that compassionate fashion has never been more on trend.”

Mark Oaten, CEO of The International Fur Federation, also commented on the news, saying: “I am very disappointed to hear that Versace has said they won’t use real fur in collections. The majority of top designers will continue to work with fur as they know it is a natural product that is produced responsibly. With growing concern about the environment and plastics in fashion, I truly believe fur is the natural and responsible choice for designers and consumers.”

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Cardi B Reportedly Expecting First Child With Offset, Due To Give Birth In July

TheSource Feed - Thu, 03/15/2018 - 12:06pm

Cardi B is no stranger to pregnancy rumors and has frequently debunked them, but apparently, this time it is real, TMZ reports.

Speculations of the raptress’ burgeoning baby bump began to surface during Super Bowl Weekend back in February when one of her representatives told a staffer she was 3 to 4 months pregnant at a Maxim party performance. After her performance, a staffer escorted her back to the VIP room in lieu of Cardi’s request to move away from the party scene and avoid the flow of alcoholic drinks.  Both Cardi and her fiance Offset denied the pregnancy rumors with a rep also alleging the Bodak Princess’ said 3-4 month baby bump will cost the rap star lots of money and put a wedge in upcoming business deals and engagements which include a forthcoming movie role, 2-month tour with Bruno Mars, and Coachella performance.

The “Motorsport” rapper has managed to continue to flow of her grind. Last week at the iHeartRadio Awards, she performed a medley of her singles and features laced with a black poofy skirt that was big enough to hide the stomach of an almost 7-month pregnant woman, on top of accepting two awards.

According to TMZ, Cardi B is due in the first week of July, which would make her currently 6 months pregnant. With Coachella approaching next month, pregnant or not, she still plans on taking the stage.

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4’5″ Jahmani Swanson Is The Harlem Globetrotters’ New “Hot Shot”

TheSource Feed - Thu, 03/15/2018 - 11:10am

Jahmani Swanson has been excelling at basketball for quite some time.

You hoops heads just caught up!

Standing at 4’5″ Swanson, better known to hoop fans as Mani Love, was a standout at NYC’s Monroe College.

His lightning speed and ball handling skills cannot be denied and he’s developed quite a body of work. His skills have been showcased in celebrity basketball exhibition games with the latest and greatest like NFL Hall of Famer Terrell Owens and comedian/actor/singer Jamie Foxx. He was also recently named a member of the Harlem Globetrotters, where he got the nickname, Hot Shot.

In 2016, Swanson participated in the #KyrieChallenge. The video got rave reviews and shoutouts on ESPN’s SportsCenter. He displayed his crossover dribble ability in the streets of NYC, and got tons of views on social media. He even got a shout-out from Kyrie Irving online.

According to his Harlem Globetrotters bio, Swanson is considered the “Michael Jordan of dwarf basketball, that would make sense; he’s one of his favorite hoopers. Swanson also holds the distinction of being the shortest player in Globetrotters team history.

Swanson was born with dwarfism, a genetic condition and was first introduced to basketball as a toddler and grew up also idolizing Philadelphia 76ers NBA Hall of Famer, Allen Iverson. Listed as 6’1 on NBA rosters, Allen Iverson was realistically about 5’10. The Answer was overlooked because of his height but dominated the court with his speed and athleticism.

Swanson, like AI was also overlooked. But he loves basketball so he pursued his passion. “It was the first thing to catch my attention and the first thing that I fell in love with,” Jahmani Swanson told Brandon ‘Scoop B’ Robinson while on the Scoop B Radio podcast.

“My mother will tell you that was my toy, that was like my Teddy Bear. I wasn’t sleeping with a Teddy Bear I was sleeping with a basketball and my mom has pictures to verify that.”

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Meek Mill Plans to Move to Atlanta When He Gets Out of Jail

TheSource Feed - Thu, 03/15/2018 - 7:37am

Philadelphia rapper Meek Mill is currently locked up in his hometown for violating probation, and is scheduled to serve 2-4 years. In an interview with Rolling Stone, The MMG rapper shared his plans following his release from prison which include speaking out against the prison system and moving out of “the city of brotherly love.”

“Straight self-hate, man, it makes these people crazy,” Meek says in regard to the African-American police and judicial figures involved in his incarceration. “For a kid from North Philly to come all the way up, then be pulled back down by his own? Trust me, I’m gonna say something about that. And then, I’m gonna move to Atlanta.”

Since his first infraction in 2007, Meek has been haunted by the court/prison sentence and was constantly either in jail or on probation even after his career took off. Meek Mill’s booking agent, Clint Saunders, tells Rolling Stone that the ‘Wins & Losses’ MC lost $5 million in show money last fall when shortly after the latest album was released, Meek was jailed and obviously unable to perform.

Since his November sentence, Meek Mill says that he does not allow certain people to visit him in jail. “I won’t let them come,” Meek said. “If they see me like this – fucked-up beard, hair all ganked – then it’s like I’m really in here. Which I’m not.”

The controversy surrounding Meek’s case from a potentially corrupt police officer who arrested Meek back in 2007, Reggie Graham, to Judge Brinkley who allegedly asked Meek in front of Meek’s then girlfriend, Nicki Minaj, to record a remix to Boys II Men‘s hit song “One Bended Knee,” and when Meek declined she simply said, ‘suit yourself’ in a sarcastic manner.

Meek refused to wear a wire in any of his meetings with the judge as asked by the FBI because, “in my world that’s called snitching.”

That being said, it’ll be difficult to pin any clear corruption charges on Judge Brinkley, but in the case of the corrupt officer, Meek’s defense team may have something plausible to bring to the April 16 post-conviction hearing.





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