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Australia’s Hilltop Hoods Back to America and Canada

TheSource Feed - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 10:38am

Australia’s leading Hip-Hop trio Hilltop Hoods are heading back to the U.S. and Canada for a string of shows throughout November and December. After their successful European tour in the middle of the year, they are now playing thirteen shows (seven in America and six in Canada) over the busy sixteen-day period.

Having collaborated with numerous international acts including Black Thought of The Roots, Chali 2na of Jurassic 5, Pharoahe Monch of Organized Konfusion, DJ Nu-Mark, Okwerdz and Brother Ali and sharing the stage with the likes of Drake, Eminem, Lil Wayne and Nas, the Hilltop Hoods are on the verge of being the first Hip-Hop group from Australia to break fully into the American market. No group deserves it more so than the Hilltop Hoods having released a string of classic albums over the last decade plus, sold out national arena tours all while staying true to their core Hip-Hop roots.

Touring with acclaimed drummer/producer Plutonic Lab and supported throughout by now Australian-resident DJ Total Eclipse (of The X-Ecutioners) amongst a host of locals, a Hilltop Hoods live show is a new experience every time for the dedicated fan or the new listener who is now familiar with their extensive back catalogue of award-winning platinum hits.

Catch one of the most polished international Hip-Hop groups in the Hilltop Hoods coming to a city near you soon.

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Colin Kaepernick’s Latest Honor, GQ’s Citizen Of The Year

TheSource Feed - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 10:30am

Colin Kaepernick may not be on an NFL field this season, but that’s not stopping him from still being labeled as a professional.

Colin Kaepernick has been in the sports, and national headlines for over a year now. He’s been attacked by President Trump and supported in rallies across the country. He inspired a movement consisting of taking a knee against social injustice and he’s put his money where his mouth is by becoming a community activist and donating $1 million to various charities.

Today, Colin Kaepernick was honored by GQ Magazine as their “Citizen of the Year” in their “Men of the Year” issue for becoming a movement.

Announcing GQ's Men (and Woman) of the Year 2017: @Kaepernick7, @StephenAtHome, @GalGadot, and @KDTrey5 https://t.co/5W5RMBKdku pic.twitter.com/LArjwrh3GX

— GQ Magazine (@GQMagazine) November 13, 2017

In Kaepernick’s cover story, “Colin Kaepernick Will Not Be Silenced,” GQ editors write that the free-agent quarterback wanted to contribute to the article and helped connect the magazine with 10 of his friends and confidants. He also posed for a series of photos in Harlem. But he declined to provide quotes for the story itself, citing a desire to remain silent. which instead includes interviews with singer Harry Belafonte, rapper J. Cole, director Ava DuVernay and former teammate Eric Reid, among others.

“Had (Kaepernick not taken a knee), this guy would be making millions of dollars right now. Period, point blank,” rapper J. Cole said in the article.

And more important than the money, he was living his dream. He sacrificed his dream.

“As his public identity has begun to shift from football star to embattled activist, he has grown wise to the power of his silence,” the article explains.

The last time Kaepernick was on the cover of GQ, he was a young brass quarterback leading his team into a Super Bowl. This time around, he is leading a movement that in all likely hood, has cost him his NFL career. To whom much is given, much is required.

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Usher’s Wife Sends a Message for Herpes Accusers

TheSource Feed - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 8:25am

Usher and Grace Raymond appear to be inseparable even after the herpes allegations.

The singer’s wife was ambushed by TMZ at Los Angeles airport, and the reporter fearlessly asked her to weigh in on the $20 million lawsuit against her husband. She kept it cute and classy and said, “people are people living their lives”. She quickly flashed her screen which showed Usher laying down on FaceTime talking to his wifey.

The singer has been accused by multiple women and a man of exposing them to herpes. He denied all allegations and doesn’t have plans on settling. Grace is obviously not worried about the highly publicized suit. Take a look at her message here.

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The Weeknd’s Epic Rebound Behavior Post Selena Gomez Breakup

TheSource Feed - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 8:17am

Words by Leslie Monet

It’s a small world after all, especially in Hollywood where The Weeknd was spotted partaking in a wee-bit of a turn up after splitting from Selena Gomez less than two weeks ago. The two young stars made the breakup official after both been “going back and forth for a few months about their relationship”, according to a source’s statement in a recent E!News interview.

The Weeknd was seen a couple times over the past several days with 21-year-old Miami model, Yovanna Ventura, rumored to be Justin Beiber’s ex-fling from 2014. The two were spotted leaving Hyde nightclub in Los Angeles and photographed holding hands in the back seat of his white Bentley. They also hung out this past Thursday at French Montana’s birthday party.

After arriving at Leonardo DiCaprio’s star-studded birthday celebration with “Blurred Lines” video vixen Emily Ratajkowski, one could only assume the “Star Boy” singer is partaking in pretty epic rebound behavior, perhaps in response to his former lady sporting flirty grins with her ex, Bieber since they’ve broken up. But then again, sources close to him confirm, “[Abel] is having a good time as a single dude” and “He thinks Yovanna is a beautiful woman and cool to kick it with but nothing more”…..Ouch!

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Today In Hip Hop History: Wu Tang Clan’s ODB Passes Away 13 Years Ago

TheSource Feed - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 8:08am

On this date in 2004, Russell Jones, who is better known to the world as Ason Unique aka Ol’ Dirty Bastard, was found unresponsive in a NYC recording studio and died moments later; merely two days before his 36th birthday.

According to the medical examiner, Dirty died from an apparent drug overdose, a fatal mixture of cocaine and the prescription drug Tramadol, a synthetic opiate that is usually prescribed to treat severe pain. His death is being ruled an accident.

ODB has had a well-documented history of drug abuse, but in 2003, following his release from prison after serving a two-year sentence on drug and other related charges, he had publicly professed to be drug-free.

On the day of his passing, ODB complained of chest pains while working at the old Wu-Tang Clan Studios on West 34th Street in New York, a day after missing a Wu-Tang Clan reunion show in nearby East Rutherford, New Jersey.

A short time later, he died with his young son, Barsun Jones, present in the studio.

With such a monumental career which includes three solo albums and countless Wu projects, ODB definitely made his mark on the rap game as well as the world.

Salute the God and the rest of the WTC!

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Warren G is Willing to Offer His Catering Services to Donald Trump: “I’m a Business Man”

TheSource Feed - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 8:06am

Warren G’s forthcoming catering company, Sniffin Grffins BBQ, is about to be up-and-running and open for business to everyone — including President Donald Trump.

The rapper appeared on Raq Rants to talk about his catering company and the host asked if he’d even cater to trump and he answered without hesitation, “hell yeah I’ll cater for his a**”.

She went out to ask if he wasn’t concerned about the repercussions that might come with doing business with the most controversial person of the year.

I ain’t no motherf**king sellout, sh*t. I’m a business man. A business man is a business man. I don’t give a f**k. Black, white, Japanese, Korean, whatever. A business man is a business man.

He also said that he has plans to open up businesses in the hood to provide more jobs for the people of the community. Warren has the right idea, but we don’t know how to people of the community will feel about him doing business with POTUS. Look at the backlash Steve Harvey and Kanye West received after just having a conversation with Trump. What are your thoughts?

Check out the clip here.

 

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Aaron Hernandez Had The Worst Case of CTE for His Age Group

TheSource Feed - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 8:06am

Words by Alexandra Salandy

 This last September, when 27 year-old former NFL player  Aaron Hernandez was diagnosed with chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), doctors were unaware of how severe his case was. What they knew was that he had committed suicide while serving a life sentence for the 2013 murder of Odin Lloyd. But their diagnosis is now being challenged.

Leading neuropathologist and head of the Boston University CTE Center Dr. Ann McKee recently released the results of  Hernandez’s autopsy. According to her findings, the former New England Patriot had stage 3 CTE . Since stage 4 is most severe, this would make Hernandez the worst case discovered in his age group.  Researchers usually see that stage in players 46 and older.

CTE is caused by continuous head trauma and is often found in NFL players.  What makes the disease most frightening is that it can only be diagnosed after death. What’s even more frightening is that NFL players are particularly susceptible to it.

“There is a concern that we’re seeing accelerated disease in young athletes.” stated Mckee, “Whether or not that’s because they’re playing more aggressively or if they’re starting at younger ages, we don’t know. But we are seeing ravages of this disease, in this specific example, of a young person.”

Dr. Mckee, who has spent over a decade in research on this disease, referred to Hernandez’s case as “one of the most significant contributions to our work.”  Her research also revealed that Hernandez case was not only extremely severe, but that he had a gene called Apolipoprotein E (ApoE). This gene is a major cholesterol carrier that supports lipid transport and injury repair in the brain. ApoE polymorphic alleles are the main genetic determinants and makes it more likely to suffer from Alzheimer’s.

Mckee’s research further showed that the damage to Hernandez’s brain took years to develop. Hernandez served as the tight end for the Patriots from 2010-2012. Yet that might have been where his CTE developed. The condition could have started way back in his collegiate or even high school career.

Immediately, some suggested that his murder stemmed from his CTE but she clarified that she could not “connect the dots” between his behavior and the lab results.

 

 

 

 

 

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9th Wonder Class To Start ‘Hip-Hop Central’ At NCCU

TheSource Feed - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 7:50am

For the past two years, 9th Wonder has been teaching the History of Hip-Hop class at North Carolina Central University. Wonder, whose alma matter is NCCU, will contribute to his register in music academia as his course launches the creation of Hip-Hop Central.

Hip-Hop Central is a development by NC Central that will document the history and evolution of Hip Hop culture and create instrumental outlets for creatives. The development will include a library database filled with books and articles along with a recording studio. Additionally, Hip Hop Central will hold an annual conference focusing on Hip Hop education, entrepreneurship, and marketing.

Not to mention, 9th Wonder has seen the evolution of Hip Hop out of the bare experience. From his breakout debut remixing Nas’ album God’s Son titled God’s Stepson, to his praiseworthy deeds with Little Brother, and not to mention his renowned role on Destiny Child’s Destiny Fulfilled, 9th is beyond qualified to take on the job.

“It’s just the way to reach this generation,” Wonder tells local news station WRAL about his course. “I think this generation speaks in a certain language that the generations before did not. Hip-Hop is a now 44-year-old art form.”

The Grammy award-winning producer has a strong certitude about preserving the history of Black Music culture, not only with Hip Hop, but all its genres such as jazz, funk, soul, afrobeat, and more. His precept focuses on its connection to music ethnoecology and the African diaspora.

NCCU student Damon Westray finds Professor Wonder’s class as “not a structured” one.  He tells WRAL  on the nature of 9th’s course.

“It doesn’t just teach you about Hip-Hop. It teaches you about how Hip-Hop played a role in things like the bus boycott, segregation, the Black Lives Matter movements.”

Moreover, 9th Wonder has a well-rounded mentality concerning the language of Hip Hop. Hip Hop’s ability to disburse the messages of the unheard is one of its major strongholds. Wonder views NC’s Hip-Hop Central as the ideal outlet for creatives to express themselves while simultaneously owning polished knowledge and respect for the culture.

 

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Meek Mill Rally to be Held Today in Philadelphia

TheSource Feed - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 7:36am

The fight for Meek Mill’s freedom continues. A rally is scheduled for Monday, November 13 in support of the Philly rapper.

The rally was organized after Meek’s harsh sentencing for popping a wheelie in New York City on his dirt bike and getting into an altercation in St. Louis airport which led to his arrest, but both cases were ultimately dropped. The incidents were a violation of his probation, but the Hip Hop community thought 2-4 years in prison didn’t match the crime.

Meek has received a lot of support online from comedian Kevin Hart, JAY-Z, and his MMG boss Rick Ross just to name a few.

The rally is going down today in Philadelphia outside the Criminal Justice Center at 13th and Filbert Streets.

Let's go Philadelphia…. #FreeMeekMill

A post shared by Kevin Hart (@kevinhart4real) on Nov 12, 2017 at 5:29pm PST

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Over 300 Killed In Massive Earthquake Near Iran-Iraq Border

TheSource Feed - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 7:20am

A magnitude 7.3 earthquake that struck northern Iraq and parts of Iran has killed more than 330 people in both countries and injured more than 4,500, according to officials. It is the strongest quake to hit the region in years.

Most of the reports of dead and injured came from Iran, with an official there quoted by the semi-official ISNA news agency as saying 328 are dead and 3,950 hurt. The Kurdistan region Ministry of Health says eight people were killed in Iraq, seven in Kurdistan and an eighth in Diyala province. The health ministry said 535 had been injured.

State media report says Kermanshah is the hardest-hit province in Iran and that more than 140 victims come from a single town there — Sarpol-e Zahab, located about 10 miles from the Iraq border. The main hospital in the town was reported to have been heavily damaged.

According to Reuters, “Electricity was cut off in several Iranian and Iraqi cities, and fears of aftershocks sent thousands of people in both countries out onto the streets and parks in cold weather.”

Iran’s seismological center says it has recorded about 118 aftershocks. The head of Iran’s Red Crescent said more than 70,000 people were in need of emergency shelter, according to Reuters.

The AP quoting Iran’s state-run IRNA news agency, said rescue work was continuing overnight and would intensify come daybreak. AP quoted the semi-official ILNA news agency as saying at least 14 provinces in Iran had been affected by the earthquake.

The U.S. Geological Survey said the epicenter of the quake was located about 150 miles northeast of Baghdad and 450 miles west of Tehran. Tremors could be felt in both capitals, reports said.

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Cardi B Takes New York The Cam’ron Way

TheSource Feed - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 7:18am

“You can’t f**k with me if you wanted to,” she raps on her Hot 100 number one single.

Her winning streak continues. Breakout star Cardi B is the latest hip-hopper to grace the cover of New York Magazine. The newest issue is set to hit newsstands Monday morning, November 13.

The “Bodak Yellow” rapper, channels her inner Cam’ron on the cover, as she styles a myriad of pink assets: her jacket, nails and shades’ color.

Honored and Proud to be on the cover of NEW YORK MAGAZINE @nymag !!! Specially since I’m a Bronx native.Its a dream come true !!! Story up at 9pm online .Magazine available in New stands tomorrow !!!!

A post shared by Cardi B Official IG (@iamcardib) on Nov 12, 2017 at 11:40am PST

This new feat comes after she stunningly graced, the hot issue of Rolling Stone Magazine, released just two weeks ago. In the issue, she confides her rise to fame, her now fiancé, Offset of Migos, and the weight of following up her chart topping single, “Bodak Yellow.”

“I cannot turn my life back around,” she says. I’m already a public figure, I’m famous…. It’s like, I might as well keep it going, might as well make the money.”

The regular degular shmegular girl from the Bronx’s engagement was made public after Offset proposed to her on stage during the Power House concert in Philly late last month.

She recently became the first female artist to have her first three singles hit the Top Ten of the Hot R&B/Hip Hop charts. 2017 has undoubtedly been Cardi B’s year. The world continues to root for her as she adds to the list of continuous accolades this year.

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Ellen Page Says Brett Ratner Sexually Harassed Her On The Set Of ‘X-Men’

TheSource Feed - Sat, 11/11/2017 - 8:55am

Actress Ellen Page released a personal statement on Facebook Friday saying she was harassed and outed by director Brett Ratner. She also detailed several other incidents of sexual misconduct from other men in the industry during her teenage years working as an actor.

Page claims that when she was 18 years old, during a cast and crew meeting for X Men: The Last Stand, Ratner told a woman 10 years Page’s senior that she should “fuck her to make her realize she’s gay.”

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You should fuck her to make her realize shes gay. He said this about me during a cast and crew meet and greet…

Posted by Ellen Page on Friday, November 10, 2017

“I was a young adult who had not yet come out to myself,” Page wrote. “I knew I was gay, but did not know, so to speak.” Page responded to Ratner’s comments by looking down at her feet and not saying a word. Page wrote that with his comments, Ratner outed her to the rest of the cast “with no regard” for her well-being — an act she believes was an anti-gay “cruel manipulation,” designed to “oppress and repress.”

Page, who came out publicly in 2014, also claims she heard the director refer to another woman’s “flappy pussy” after the woman walked by the monitor.

Page also details a confrontation she had with Ratner, when he insisted she put on a shirt that read “Team Ratner” and she refused. She said later she was reprimanded by producers in her trailer for disobeying the director.

“I was being reprimanded, yet he was not being punished nor fired for the blatantly homophobic and abusive behavior we all witnessed,” Page wrote. “I was an actor that no one knew. I was eighteen and had no tools to know how to handle the situation.”

Page goes on to detail an incident with a different unnamed director who she says fondled her leg under a table when she was 16 years old. Only a few months later, Page says she was sexually assaulted by a grip on set and propositioned by another director to sleep with an older man and tell him the details.

“It was a painful realization: my safety was not guaranteed at work,” Page wrote. “An adult authority figure for whom I worked intended to exploit me, physically.”

In another portion of her post, Page said the focus should be on the stories of queer and trans people of color who have led LGBT and women’s rights movements, while acknowledging her own position of privilege as a white lesbian cis woman.

“This is a long-awaited reckoning,” Page concludes in her statement, referring to the surge of women coming forward with incidents of sexual misconduct and harassment. “It has to be.”

“Don’t allow this behavior to be normalized. Don’t compare wrongs or criminal acts by their degrees of severity. Don’t allow yourselves to be numb to the voices of victims coming forward. Don’t stop demanding our civil rights.”

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Listen to Birdman’s 1993 Track, “I Need a Bag of Dope”

TheSource Feed - Sat, 11/11/2017 - 8:52am

Birdman and the business practices of Cash Money Records have been a revolving topic of debate all year as  Lil Wayne demands $51 million dollars from the team he help build and establish. Always willing to hold the ship steady since he became part of the Cash Money family in 1995 although he was a role player upon arriving. Despite a decorated history of platinum plaques and an active roster which proudly boast Drake  and Nicki Minaj, the label has been a spotty track in terms of paying their bills. Multiple producers including Nappy Boy’s Young Frye claim they have yet to receive proper royalties for their profitable efforts on Cash Money projects.

Rick Ross took direct aim at New Orleans’ number one stunna in his “Idols Become Rivals”  track where he comes to the defense of “lil bruh and them” he condemned then actions of his one time idol for his handling of funds for Lil Wayne, Adding that he hopes Mannie Fresh will “see  the light” before calmly asking,”Last request, can all producers please get paid?”

Prior to Lil Wayne and the full development of the Hot Boyz, Cash Money was a grassroots New Orleans operations. Starting from the bottom, they sold their earliest albums from the trunks if cars. One thing for sure, Birdman has managed to firmly cement Cash Money Records into hip-hop history.

Upon closely examining Cash Money’s rich history we stumbled upon an early 1993 album titled “I Need A Bag of Dope” from the hand-rubbing boss. Released two years prior to Lil Wayne, back then Birdman was known by the monicker “B-32”(Baby with the 32 golds).

Many loyal Cash Money fans may already know this, But on a track which shares the same name as the album, B-32 makes some highly questionable remarks. Take a close listen for yourself. Could this be the explanation for the unpaid wages?

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Charlotte Air Traffic Controller Arrested For Possessing Weapon Of Mass Destruction

TheSource Feed - Sat, 11/11/2017 - 8:11am

An air traffic controller from the Charlotte Douglas International Airport has been charged with possession of weapons of mass destruction.

Paul George Dandan was one of two men arrested Friday in Charlotte after investigators alleged he had a weapon of mass destruction.

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police, along with the FBI, are conducting an investigation, but do not expect federal charges to be filed against Dandan. Dandan was taken to the Mecklenburg County Jail and has a bond set at $45,000.

Police say they were contacted on Nov. 3 answering a 911 call related to a person possessing a homemade explosive device, which bomb squad agents determined was a homemade pipe bomb, according to local NBC affiliate WCNC.

Detectives found the device had been created by Derrick Fells, who confessed he planned to use the bomb against a neighbor. Police say that Fells gave the bomb to Dandan after deciding not to use the bomb.

Detectives obtained warrants against Fells and Danden on Friday. Both men have been charged. Fells faces charges on three counts of manufacturing a weapon of mass destruction and one count of possession of a weapon of mass destruction. Meanwhile, Dandan was charged with possession of a weapon of mass destruction, acquiring a weapon of mass destruction, and transporting a weapon of mass destruction.

The Federal Aviation Administration said Dandan no longer had access to the airport, but airport officials did not say whether he was still employed by the FAA.

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Talib Kweli Speaks Out About Twitter Locking His Account

TheSource Feed - Sat, 11/11/2017 - 12:31am

There are 50,000 rappers that we wish Twitter would lock out of their accounts and they chose to go messing with one of the most prolific voices for social justice in the genre. Since his 1998 debut as one half of Black Star, Talib Kweli has repped Brooklyn and African people to the fullest with music that grooves you and rhymes that spark thought provocative discussion.  But he is not just an on-the-album prophet rapping about issues that he can afford to look past. He takes his activism to the people in the most direct way possible in 2017.

He tweets.

And he does just tweet his opinion but he informs, calls people out and stands around to engage those who have a problem with whatever he says. He is right there engaging with power, confidence and strength… but he is not a bully.

But Twitter is acting like a bully.

A few days ago, Kweli decided to called out the social media site for locking him out of his account after he and a Texas lawyer went to war with words on their platform. Said attorney spouted vulgarities and threats to the Brooklyn rapper. Under the user name @RealJLVD, this attorney threatened Kweli and others with violence and racist and homophobic language . In response to this, Kweli posted Twitter the @RealJLVD’s address which he found on the State Bar of Texas website. The account for @RealJKVD has been suspended.

At his current residency at The Blue Note in The Village, the “Just To Get By” rapper blasted Twitter and the lawyer:

But the night was not just serious activism and protest, he spit fire with his rhymes watering everyone’s palate for his album about to drop next week.

 

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Who Wore It Best? Versace on Your Favorite MCs

TheSource Feed - Fri, 11/10/2017 - 8:55pm

“Now it’s all about Versace, you copied my style”- Tupac featuring the Outlawz, Hit ‘Em Up

Tupac and the Outlawz brought out the heavy artillery as Suge Knight must’ve pressed a big red button which sent a missle across the coast lines to the ears of Bad Boy Records staff and crew. And if were an east coast loyalist who wanted to be down with Bad Boy—Pac wasn’t shy in letting you know, a straight-up rocket could effortlessly be aimed at you.

But we don’t want anyone getting hurt, we would like to propose a question for the culture. Who wore the Medusa inspired brand the best?

Gianni Versace was one of the first major fashion brands to embrace hip-hop culture. He developed a close relationship with the Death Row Records flagship artist. Versace is rumored to have called Tupac “the most beautiful man” he had ever seen.

Versace regularly gifted him custom shirts cut from his finest fabrics. He graciously invited the MC to join him in Milan, Italy for a string fashion shows, where he attended Versace’s fashion show and also walked the runway before performing “California Love” for the people in 1996. He rocked a gold velvet Versace suit.

Today you can still find Diddy dapped in the fine Versace fabrics. King Combs also has a taste for the Italian fabric. The Notorious B.I.G. love the brand so much that he made Versace and other brands a hood must have.

 

Migos teamed up with Drake to refurbish the iconic vintage brand on their smash hit “Versace.

With B.I.G., Pac and Versace resting peacefully, who holds the top  bragging rights for rocking the Medusa and gold brand?

If you have a candidate who was not mentioned above, who would you nominate? If you can find a picture to back up your claims, by all means we encourage you to tag us via Facebook Instagram, and Twitter. If we come across the some interesting names. We can’ revisit the proposed questions.

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Twitter Locks Talib Kweli’s Account After Exposing White Supremacist Lawyer

TheSource Feed - Fri, 11/10/2017 - 5:20pm

Two days ago (Nov. 8th), Twitter made the decision to lock the account of emcee extraordinaire Talib Kweli after he exposed the violent threats and racist remarks made by a white supremacist lawyer from Texas, Jason L Van Dyke.

Van Dyke, whose Twitter account is now suspended, went under the handles @MeanTXLawyer and @RealJLVD. A tweet he made threatening to lynch a black man and another tweet where he tells a man that his children “are quite a nuisance” and threatens to kill him and his family winded up on Talib Kweli’s radar.

After bearing witness to Van Dyke’s riotous behaviour, Talib took it upon himself to search for his business address and phone number and tweet it out to his 1.15M Twitter following. He found Van Dyke’s information on a website ran by the Texas Bar Association.

Van Dyke responded with a tweet sharing a photo of him pointing an AR-15 rifle outside of his home/business.

Twitter suspended the account of Van Dyke, but threatened to suspend Kweli’s under the condition of him refraining from deleting the tweet exposing Van Dyke’s business address and phone number. A little less than 24 hours later, Twitter suspended the account of Talib Kweli.

If I am suspended its cuz a lawyer threatened to murder ppl calling us niggers & faggots & I posted his BUSINESS # & address which was found on a site ran by the Texas Bar. @twitter is saying I incited harassment. Nope. I incited accountability. @jack @twittersupport

— Talib Kweli Greene (@TalibKweli) November 9, 2017

Twitter apparently found Kweli’s posting of Van Dyke’s public business as an act of inciting harassment. Rather than focus concern on Van Dyke’s alarming statements, Twitter was attempting to clear their presence from the plate of responsibility.

On Wednesday, Talib took charge of his Instagram to blast Twitter for the unwarranted suspension of his account, exposing the reality of the turbulent behaviour of white supremacists being normalized on social media.

So @twitter just locked my account because I refused to delete the address and phone number of the lawyer that posted this tweet as well as many other violent tweets about murdering ppl, calling ppl nigger and faggot. I found his info on a website called Findalawyer ran by the Texas bar association. If a lawyer is calling ppl autistic faggot and nigger and threatening to lynch ppl and murder ppls children and I don't post his contact info I am not doing my duty for humanity. This lawyer Jason L Van Dyke was vile enough to be suspended from twitter but what about the community he is supposed to serve? Do they not deserve a way to contact him and ask why he does this? Are racist, violent business owners no longer held accountable in America? Twitter claims i am inciting harassment. Of this fucking guy. If twitter wants to keep this guy protected from accountability they keep their app. It's not needed.

A post shared by Talib Kweli (@talibkweli) on Nov 8, 2017 at 5:45pm PST

Talib Kweli is one of the most vocal and candid Twitter users the platform has ever held. From his virtual battles against Nazis to his classroom sessions about racism in America, Kweli’s Twitter account became a forum for raw dialogues between individuals with various schools of thought and backgrounds.

The credibility of Twitter has been questioned on high counts in recent times, especially after verifying the account of Jason Kessler, the organizer of the white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virgina and the temporary locking of Harvey Weinstein accuser Rose McGowan, along with President Donald Trump’s constant use of the platform to make executive statements.

After Jason L Van Dyke, Texas lawyer who calls us nigger and autistic faggot while threatening to murder ppl and their children, had his business contact info which was found on the Texas Bar website posted by me, he posted this pic of his AR15. The same exact weapon used to murder 26 people in his home state of Texas the day after he threatened to murder people with it. So decent people should ask @twitter why we cannot share the business contact info of business owners who threaten murder while using racial slurs. They'd rather see this kind of behavior normalized. I guess violent racists are their bottom line.

A post shared by Talib Kweli (@talibkweli) on Nov 8, 2017 at 5:55pm PST

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Cam’ron to Kanye West: “Be Yourself, You Ain’t Gotta Go AWOL”

TheSource Feed - Fri, 11/10/2017 - 3:26pm

Last week Cam’ron announced that he was dropping a mixtape, and it’s finally here. We were prepared for the unexpected with The Program because Cam made a post on Instagram saying he was “on some bullshit on this joint,” then warning “If u emotional don’t listen.” But who knew he would’ve came for Kanye West?

On the fourth track, “Coleslaw” the Harlem emcee weighed in on Ye’s feud with his big brother JAY-Z. Cam went in, “You don’t like it when I’m nice. You only like it when I’m ignorant, so that’s exactly what you get”.

Kanye got on stage, what he do? Play Jay-Z out / What he do next? Check into the crazy house? / Fuck that, you made a living talking greasy / Besides that, man, you Yeezy with the Yeezys / Be yourself, you ain’t gotta go AWOL / And fuck that, ‘Ye, I been that way since yay tall / If you regret it, then dead it, but if you said it, you said it 

It’s unclear what motivated Cam’ron to address the situation. But listen for yourself above.

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Cardi B Lands Epic Billboard Trifecta, Historic Three Top 10 Singles

TheSource Feed - Fri, 11/10/2017 - 3:25pm

Words by Nick Slay

Cardi B’s meteoric rise only keeps getting bigger. Just weeks after being the the first woman to reach No.1 on the Billboard charts as a solo act since 1998, Cardi does it again. With “Bodak Yellow” still charting at No. 2 on the Hot R&B/Hip Hop Song Charts, she follows it up with two other features that round out her stronghold on the Billboard coveted Top 10 spots.

Unless you’ve been hiding under rock without access to Spotify, Apple Music, or streaming digital radio, you should know that Cardi B has been burning up the charts lately. She is the woman with the golden touch and anything she puts her swag on is bound for success. Adding to her collection of solid Hip-Hop hits, we have to add her slick verse on Migos‘ “Motorsport” which also features Nicki Minaj and her sweet 16 on G Eazy‘s “No Limit” that featuring A$AP Rocky.

Sounding like classic Lil’ Kim, drops her verse on, “Motorsport”:

Ride the d*ck like a BMX / No nigga wanna be my ex (no)/ I love when he go on tour/ ‘Cause he cums more, when I see him less.
I get up set off / I turn Offset on/ I told him the other day/ Man, we should sell that porn.”

She follows up the heat on “No Limit” with this slick verse:

I need tongue, I need face/ Give me brain, concentrate / Apple phone, Prada case / Kill a weave, rock a lace
F*ck the Moe, buy the Ace, / Fuck the Ghost, drive the Wraith / Get some money, flood the Rollie / F*ck the Rollie, Patek face

As per Billboard’s current standings for next week, “Motorsport” which debuted at No.5 on the Hot R&B/Hip Hop Charts has impressive showing and jumps on the R&B/Hip Hop Digital Song Sales chart as well as the R&B/Hip Hop Airplay and R&B/Hip Hop Streaming Songs respectively. Not to mention ‘G Eazy’s’ successful rise that takes it to the No.10 spot from 11 on the Hot R&B/Hip Hop Charts. With her consistent success of late it looks like Cardi B the lovable underdog from the Bronx is here to stay.

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Kanye West’s Mom Passed 10 Years Ago Today From Heart Disease

TheSource Feed - Fri, 11/10/2017 - 2:30pm

Donda West, the mother of Kanye West, has been the inspiration behind several of Ye’s career highlights. For instance, a few of his albums, his single “Hey Mama”, and “Only One”, and his multidiscipline design and content company DONDA — The list goes on and on. However Donda passed away ten years ago today of heart disease while suffering “multiple post-operative factors”. A failed autopsy couldn’t determine the exact cause of her death following multiple surgeries the day before, including liposuction and breast reduction surgery by Jan Adams.

Adams denies any wrongdoing during in Donda’s passing. He told Inside Edition that Donda was given “20 Vicodin tabs in less than 20 hours” following her surgery, and blames her nephew, Stephan Scoggins, for her death. Adam recommended that she stayed in hospital’s care, but she wanted to be nursed by her nephew who was a certified nurse. However, Adam suggests that Scoggins’ absence is what caused Donda’s untimely death. “What’s Donda West’s problem? Her nurse wasn’t there,” Adams told Inside Edition. “Her nurse was gone to a baby shower rather than taking care of his aunt.” He said she died from cardiopulmonary failure and the amount of medication which led her to choke on her own vomit.

Despite her passing, Donda remains a major influence her son’s career.

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