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Chance The Rapper Visits ‘The View,’ Talks Rap, LeBron’s Home and Daughter

TheSource Feed - Thu, 06/01/2017 - 3:21pm

Yes, Chance The Rapper now casually joins ladies of “The View” for a morning chat.

Chano From The 79 was invited to the show today (June 1) and the conversation went all around. From the vandalized LA home of LeBron James, Chance’s feelings about the term “Christian rap,” to President Trump’s comments about rapper’s hometown of Chicago.

Chance also explained why he will never run for office and showed off pictures of his daughter.

Watch the interview below:

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Bouboulena is on Fire with “East Side” Album

TheSource Feed - Thu, 06/01/2017 - 2:02pm

Bouboulena is a multi-faceted artist that currently lives on the Lower East Side of Manhattan and is of Greek decent. She is a powerhouse that can not only spit the slickest rhymes, but can also sing effortlessly. Her new album titled East Side is sure to elevate her to heights she’s always dreamed of.

The album is a blend of trap, pop, house, techno, and dance. She includes the elements of the Lower East Side’s nightlife on her project. There is something for everyone to enjoy which makes this album different from most.

This fearless young woman is sure to accomplish great accolades musically and beyond.

Check out “East Side” below, and don’t forget to download by clicking here!

 

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On The Rise: Iman Drops Video For Single “Costs”

TheSource Feed - Thu, 06/01/2017 - 1:45pm

Yonkers rapper Iman drops the dope new visual for his Rondon-produced single, “Costs”. The video serves as a small slice of life in Iman’s neighborhood, giving viewers a glimpse of the block’s signature New York staples: the nail salon, the liquor store, the park, and apartment complexes. The creative editing technique gives the video extra dimension and includes alternative shots of the neighborhood, as well as snippets of the track’s lyrics.

Released last month, the track was featured on SOHH, The Hype Magazine, Urban Magazine, Stuff Fly People Like elsewhere. Iman also performed the single during his appearance on DJ Enuff’s The Hot Box.

His full-length project, Blessed drops this summer.

Keep up with Iman on all social media: @onlyoneIman

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The Weeknd x Futura 2000: XO Artist Capsule

TheSource Feed - Thu, 06/01/2017 - 1:29pm

The Weeknd and Futura 2000 announce the third and final delivery of the Futura XO Artist Capsule Collection at Concepts NYC located at 225 Hudson Street from June 3 through June 7. The collection was produced in partnership with Bravado, UMG’s leading merchandise and brand management company.

Following earlier deliveries in Los Angeles and Toronto, this limited-edition XO artist capsule collection arrives at Concepts NYC just in time to celebrate the 2017 Starboy Legend of The Fall World Tour arrival to the city. The collection, which includes NYC exclusive styles, continues to leverage Futura 2000’s iconic handstyle and character drawings, rendering powerful gestures and plays on The Weeknd’s iconography, XO brand logos, and Starboy album lyrics and color palate.

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[New Music] Krayzie Bone “Let Me Learn”

TheSource Feed - Thu, 06/01/2017 - 1:27pm

New music coming by way of Krayzie Bone titled “Let Me Learn”.

 

The Bone Thugs-N-Harmony member is gearing up to release two major projects this month: one solo effort, Eternal Legend, set to release on June 23, and one with his group and one with Outlawz, Thug Brothers 2, set to drop June 16.

 

A member of  Real Talk Enter­tainment, this upcoming project marks the fifth studio solo album for the artist.

 

For now, you can stream Bone’s “Let Me Learn” on Spotify, and be sure to be on the lookout for new Bone Thugz music as well.

 

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Jax Drops The New Visuals for “Out Here,” Highlighting Life in the Bay Area

TheSource Feed - Thu, 06/01/2017 - 1:22pm

New music and visuals coming your way from Bay Area artist Jax.

The artist has made his way around the country pursuing music, hailing from Virginia, then having spent some time in the New York circuit, and now finds himself on the West Coast.

Directed by GXUVIR, Jax is making a name for himself as one of the Bay’s most promising artist as his music captures what it truly means to be “Out Here” in the game. Of the visuals, Jax says he strives to keep it as authentic as possible, making sure art imitates life.


This video was inspired by things that I do that’s totally “Out Here”. Like being completely honest like Colin Kapernick, being irrational and riding on a flat bed while it’s in transit, getting pushed in shopping carts by homeless cool ass people, things like that.

While this is the first we’ve heard of Jax, it surely won’t be the last. While he preps new music for Summer ‘17, get into the fresh visuals below.

 

 

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Fight Bites: Ward & Kovalev Look Back and Ahead

TheSource Feed - Thu, 06/01/2017 - 12:03pm

The highly anticipated rematch has fight fans talking but their voice is not as loud as the ones partaking in the thriller. Both fighters have some choice words from one another as we are just weeks away from the rematch bout.

As fight fans may know, there has been a mini rivalry sprewling between undefeated light heavyweight champion Andre Ward and Sergey Kovalev. When they met in the ring the first time back in November of 2016, Ward scored what may considered an controversy unanimous decision win over Sergey as he was able to bounce back from an 2nd round knockdown. HBO Boxing’s Larry Merchant came out and said “It was a classic hometown decision. Kovalev won the fight”. But after all the talks settled, a rematch was in placed and on June 17 at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, these two will clash to prove who was the real victor from the first fight. Already, there has been some choice words being said about what occurred in the first bout.

You won the first fight but you got dropped in Round 2 and some in the media think you lost that fight. Is that motivation for the rematch? Do you think you have to redeem yourself even in victory? Do you think you need a dominant victory in the rematch?

Andre Ward: As a competitor, I want to get him back for that knock down. As a competitor, I want that definitive victory. But as far as media goes, I’m not interested in that. There were some media members who felt like I won, but that group doesn’t get talked about as much. I want to leave no doubt, but I don’t need any extra push of motivation. It is always lurking inside me, I carry it wherever I go.

How hard was to deal with the defeat after you thought you’ve won the first fight against Andre Ward? How have you use that as motivation for the rematch?

Sergey Kovalev: When they first announced the winner I could not believe it, it felt like I was in a bad dream. I believe that I won the fight. But as much as I would like to change what happened I know that I cannot do this. I have come to accept this is what happened and I am now even more determined to do everything in my power to make sure I do not leave the decision in the hands of the judges. Last time the judges gave him a gift of my belts. I cannot rely on the judges to get it right the second time. I am going to get my belts back. I have to make sure to either knock him out or win in a very convincing way.

Check out the HBO Sports special “24/7 Ward/Kovalev 2” premieres Friday, June 2 at 11:30 p.m. (ET/PT) exclusively on HBO.

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Kick’d Out: New Runner Footwear For YEEZY Season 6

TheSource Feed - Thu, 06/01/2017 - 12:01pm

The new YEEZY Runner has been revealed to release for the upcoming YEEZY Season 6 by Kanye West. The sneaker is inspired by Balenciaga Triple-S and Raf Simons x adidas Originals Ozweego. The sneaker has a bumpy midsole and an adida’s elastic adiPRENE on the outsole.

According to the social media of Kanye’s long time friend Ibn Jasper, they’ll be apart of the forthcoming season. Preview the looks below!

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Style Sector: Virgil Abloh’s Stylish Look At OFF-WHITE’s Hong Kong Store Opening

TheSource Feed - Thu, 06/01/2017 - 11:50am

The fashion god himself, Virgil Abloh just recently debuted his new store opening in Hong Kong. Check out the stylish look he wore featuring Balenciaga, OFF-WHITE, OFF-WHITE x Levi’s, OFF-WHITE x Air Jordan & Cartier.

 

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‘So You Think You Can Dance’ Announces Vanessa Hudgens As New Judge

TheSource Feed - Thu, 06/01/2017 - 11:37am

American actress Vanessa Hudgens will join the judge table this upcoming season on Fox’s reality dance show “So You Think You Can Dance.” She will be alongside the others including Nigel Lythgoe and Mary Murphy for this 14th season.

“There was instant chemistry in the audition rounds, and I know the ‘SYTYCD’ fans will love her as much as we do,” said Lythgoe.

The 28-year-old originally surfaced on “High School Musical” years back and has recently starred in “Grease” live also on Fox. She took to twitter to share her excitement.

This new season of “So You Think You Can Dance” will premier on June 12th.

 

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Travis Scott Recruits James Harden For New Video

TheSource Feed - Thu, 06/01/2017 - 11:15am

In his new video for “Way Back,” Travis Scott recruits the star of his hometown NBA team, Houston Rockets. In the seven-minute long visual, James Harden hits the court for one-on-one match up with himself, then hangs from the ceiling as La Flame kicks back, playing video games before taking a cruise in the backseat of a sleek whip for the remainder of the clip.

The Rockets point guard is an appropriate pick for the cameo given the lyrics where La Flame raps: “I need fake n—as to get way back/ James Harden with the range on me n—a way back.”

The clip shows Harden drowning out the noise from the media criticizing his skills on the court and his past relationship with Khloe Kardashian.

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Exclusive: Jalen Rose Talks NBA Finals Predictions, Love For Hip-Hop & More

TheSource Feed - Thu, 06/01/2017 - 11:14am

The NBA Countdown analyst is regarded as one of sports broadcasting’s most charismatic figures on television today. But the journey to greatness wasn’t just a simple “stutter step cross over” for the former 13-year NBA veteran.

You may see his bright smile on ESPN and on ABC as he brings a refreshing swagger to the way he preps fans for the NBA’s most intriguing match-ups. You may remember him having a successful hoops career as he was a part of what some may consider as the most important college basketball team in NCAA history. But Jalen Rose is no stranger to the journey of hard work, dedication and innovating the sport of basketball on, and off, the court. Other than being a part of the historical “Fab Five” lineup at the University of Michigan, which transcends the way we watch basketball today, Jalen was one of the rare breed of tall combo guards in the early 1990’s-2000’s. Being a huge asset as a playmaker and clutch scorer during crunch time, he was able to garner the NBA’s Most Improved Award in which he averaged roughly 18.2 PPG for an Indiana Pacers squad which went on to play in the NBA Finals.

With Game 1 of the 2017 NBA Finals match up between the Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers debuting tonight on ABC, Source Sports was able to catch up with Jalen to talk hoops, Hip-Hop and his philanthropic commitment that will bring a new source of respect to the Motor City native.

Who do you have winning the rubber matchup between the Cavs and Warriors? And why?

I’m taking Golden State in 6 games. I believe that with the addition of Kevin Durant being on the roster is just too much firepower for Cleveland to handle. By the Warriors adding Durant, you have 4 NBA All Stars on one roster who compliment one another. Kevin is like the swiss army knife to Draymond Green and the complimentary firearm for Steph and Klay. Cleveland will have a lot on their plate compared to last year’s matchup.

Besides the typical players like Durant, Steph, LeBron and Kyrie, who do you think will be an X-factor throughout the series?

I think Tristan Thompson will be a huge asset if the Cavs repeat as champs. If he dominates the board and makes sure his presence is felt on the defense, then the Cavs will be in great shape. In addition, Kevin Love will have to continue to play the way he has been playing lately in order for them to win. I noticed last year that he struggled because he wanted to stand out rather than play with the system and tempo they were playing in. When he decided to adapt and gel with the playing style Cleveland is displaying in this year’s playoffs, the proof was in the pudding as he’s been able to knock down threes and take the scoring load off of LeBron and Kyrie.

To go a bit off topic, we all know you are an avid music fan. What’s your favorite type of music to listen to on and off the court?

Well growing up, I loved listening to R&B, Soul, Groove, Motown sound. You know, the “cleaning up” music (laugh). I fell in love with Marvin Gaye, The Four-Tops, The Temptations and The Commodores. Then you got the late 70s and the birth of Hip-Hop. I was big on Grandmaster Flash And The Furious Five, Sugar Hill Gang, and the Treacherous Three. I was really fortunate to see music evolve to where America sees this as our voice from the people. The NWA, Public Enemy, Naughty By Nature and even underrated lyricists such as Kool G. Rap. Then you have your icons like 2Pac, Biggie, Hov, Nas and Kendrick Lamar. The evolution of the music I listen to growing up, up until now has help me mold me to who I am today.

How do you feel about you and your fellow Fab Five teammates playing a role in how mainstream sports welcome the Hip-Hop culture to their locker rooms and arenas?

It’s crazy that you asked me that because all I remembered going into sports arenas were Tag Team’s “Whoomp There It Is.” But when I was in high school, we used to come out to KRS One’s “South Bronx” but we remixed it by saying “SOUTH WEST…SOUTH SOUTH WEST!” It was crazy how raw, genuine and authentic that song is. I just wanted to bring my hometown vibes and represent the best way possible. Shoot, I remembered when I used to wear my construction boots with my Naughty By Nature sweatshirt to a Final Four game. It was just a great moment because I wasn’t trying to gain more attention. I was just being an regular kid from Detroit. Hip-Hop was me and I was Hip-Hop on and off the court.

If there was any moment in your career you can get the opportunity to relive, what would it be?

I would have to say the Fab Five days and wishing that the situation with how mainstream Hip-Hop is now would be combined with the way we introduced the culture to America. When I got to the University Of Michigan,  I remember reporters used to ask us in the locker rooms what music we were listening to, I used to love telling them Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre or Naughty By Nature. Nowadays, it’s normal to hear Future, Migos and Kendrick Lamar blasting in the background during post game interviews. I find it amazing and I’m truly proud of how welcome Hip-Hop is in mainstream sports.

Besides your successful teams you did play for like the 2000 Pacers who went as deep as the NBA finals,  what team you felt could’ve been a major asset into helping them getting over that hump and making them contenders? 

The Pacers squad I was on from 1996-2000 was huge for me. Out of the 5 and a half years I was there, we went to three straight Eastern Conference Finals. I remember times where we gave a 97′ Bulls team led by Jordan hell taking them to 7 games in the 1997 Eastern Conference Finals. In addition, I know you remember the legendary 4-point play by Larry Johnson at the Madison Square Garden. I was the one that knocked the ball out of Charlie Ward’s hand which landed in LJ’s hand. Even tho we have came up short, there were memorable moments in my career that show fans that the future was bright in Indiana.

Combining all of the accolades you earned on and off the court, what song would best describe the influence you had in basketball and in sports broadcasting?

“Ain’t No Stopping Us Now” by Mcfadden & Whitehead. I’ve encountered so many people in life who try to hinder my transition from basketball into broadcasting. And there has been people who has helped me a lot into putting me in the position I am at now. I believe in the saying that people come into a life for 4 reasons: to add, to subtract, to divide or multiply. Which one you decide?

 

When Jalen is not in the studio or in arenas giving his in depth hoops input, he is making an huge impact on the community by creating his own charter school. In 2011, Jalen established the Jalen Rose Leadership Academy. The academy is an open enrollment, tuition free, public charter high school on the Northwest side of Detroit. The institution enrolls over 400 ninth through twelfth grade students and graduated its inaugural class in June 2015 . 100% of the academy’s graduates have gained college, trade/technical school or military acceptance. This amazing accomplishment continues as his school will be graduating over 300 students on June 10 and they are in position to double the number of enrollment ranging up to 800-900 students.

You can catch ESPN’s coverage of this year’s NBA Finals starting today as the network’s two signature NBA shows will be the road for on-site programming throughout the series. NBA Countdown host Michelle Beadle, working her first NBA Finals, will be joined by show’s longest tenured veteran analyst Jalen Rose and two former NBA Finals MVPs  in Chauncey Billups and guest analyst Paul Pierce for pregame and halftime shows. NBA Countdown will start one hour before most games, with the first 30 minutes airing on ESPN and then 30 minutes airing on ABC leading into tipoff. Five-time NBA Champion Kobe Bryant will also unveil his latest short video presentation in his Canvas series during the pregame show.

Also, Jalen will continue to provide his expertise hoops analysis on his hit radio show called Jalen & Jacoby as him and his partner David Jacoby will air one-hour NBA Finals preview specials at 7 p.m. on each weeknight of the game broadcasts.

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Kyrie Irving Graces The Cover Of NBA 2k18

TheSource Feed - Thu, 06/01/2017 - 10:07am

Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving has been announced as the cover athlete for the 2018 NBA video game on Thursday [June 1st].

The games official Instagram account previewed the prospective cover below:

We’re excited to announce defending NBA world champion @KyrieIrving as cover athlete for #NBA2K18! 2kgam.es/PreorderNBA2K18

A post shared by NBA 2K (@nba2k) on Jun 1, 2017 at 5:02am PDT

This marks the first time that a Cavs player has been on the cover of the game. Kyrie has earned his spot on the cover after developing into a superstar this past season. In 2014 when LeBron James was on the cover, he was playing for the Miami Heats.

NBA 2k18 is slate to be released in September, and is available for pre-order here.

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James Harden Stars In Travis Scott’s New Video | Source News Flash

TheSource Feed - Thu, 06/01/2017 - 9:41am

Today in Source News Flash: Travis Scott recruits the star of his hometown team Houston Rockets to his new video for “Way Back.” James Harden hits the court on one-on-one with himself, then hangs from the ceiling as La Flame kicks back, playing video games before taking a cruise in the backseat of a sleek whip for the remainder of the seven minute-plus clip.
Migos, Bruno Mars, Future, Trey Songz, and Tamar Braxton are scheduled to hit the stage at the upcoming annual BET Awards.
Meek Mill dropped new track, “Whatever You Like,” with features from Chris Brown and Ty Dolla $ign.

Kendall Jenner just joined the adidas Originals family as an official brand ambassador.
Champion collaborated with Weekday for Spring/Summer 2017 collection featuring some really dope sweatshirts. The collection drops on June 8.

Kathy Griffin has lost her job co-hosting New Year’s Eve on CNN after she posted online a bloody image that resembled President Donald Trump.

LeBron James LA home was vandalized with racial slurs spraypainted across front gate.

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