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LaVar Ball Believes Lakers’ Head Coach Luke Walton Has Lost The Team

TheSource Feed - Mon, 01/08/2018 - 3:46pm

LaVar Ball isn’t one to hold his tongue.

With the Lakers continuing to struggle this season, Lavar had some harsh words about the Lakers’ head coach Luke Walton.

LaVar, speaking to ESPN from the spa resort he’s currently staying at, aired out Lakers coach Luke Walton for supposedly losing the locker room as of late.

“You can see they’re not playing for Luke no more,” LaVar said. “Luke doesn’t have control of the team no more. They don’t want to play for him.”

The win and loss totals for the team seem to indicate that the senior Ball might not be far off: the Lakers have, as of this writing, dropped nine straight games and 12 of their last 13.

“That’s a good team,” he continued. “Nobody wants to play for him. I can see it. No high fives when they come out of the game. People don’t know why they’re in the game. He’s too young. He’s too young. … He ain’t connecting with them anymore. You can look at every player, he’s not connecting with not one player.”

It’s time for the Lakers to keep LaVar as far away from the team as possible. His comments are a distraction, not only to Lonzo Ball but the entire team.

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Australian Rapper Nelson Dialect Awarded Fellowship to NYC

TheSource Feed - Mon, 01/08/2018 - 3:36pm

Australian based rapper, Nelson Dialect has recently been awarded a prestigious Carclew Fellowship to spend six months in New York later this year for a residency and internship with Bronx-based record label Red Apples 45.

The label was previously home to the late Party Arty of Ghetto Dwellas (with D-Flow), as well as numerous releases from AG and OC of DITC, Kool Keith of Ultramagnetic MC’s, Ray West, John Robinson of Scienz Of Life amongst many others.

As part of his fellowship, Nelson Dialect will also work with esteemed Harvard-educated literary critic Professor Adam Bradley of Colorado University, who directs the Laboratory for Race & Popular Culture (RAP Lab) and has previously worked with Common. Listing influences from Slick Rick, Gang Starr, the late Sean P, Rakim, Nas, EPMD, Kool G Rap, the late J Dilla and DITC, being awarded a prestigious fellowship such as this one is a career-defining moment for the heavily NYC-influenced emcee.

Nelson Dialect burst onto the local scene as a battle rapper in the early 2000’s with his now infamous nursery rhyme, topic-driven off-the-top freestyle when he was only 13 as well as winning many freestyle battles. He went on to release his debut EP The Sound Of Change Sampler before releasing his debut solo album in late 2008 Rugged Uncut Project on Butterthief.

Dialect then teamed up with DJ / Producer partner Despair and released their debut Dialect & Despair album, the now classic 15-track The Vortex in 2010 featuring a string of memorable local appearances from Delta, Motion, Social Change and Funkwig. They followed this up with the excellent more internationally geared Self Evident album that featured DJ Total Eclipse, Beneficence, Melanin 9 (UK), S.I.T.H, D-Flow and Majestic Gage.

He has additionally worked with the late, great UK producer Mark B, extensively with Melbourne-based producer Must Volkoff of Pang Productions, Doc Felix, John Robinson, Chasm, C-Rayz Walz and award-winning turntablist / previous early Hilltop Hoods collaborator DJ Sum-1. Nelson Dialect has most recently released the limited edition Never Finish Anything poetry book and 2 Train With The 7’ 7- inch produced by Ray West of Red Apples 45, who has produced for AG, Roc Marciano, Blu, Kool Keith, OC of DITC, Cormega plus many more.

Dialect has toured nationally, supported the likes of Masta Ace, RZA of Wu-Tang Clan, Pharoahe Monch, Lazy Grey, MOP, Jeru The Damaja, The Beatnuts and has recently announced a new album with one of Australia’s best hip-hop producers in Must Volkoff of Pang Productions as well as signing on with agency Joint Adventure. This year is shaping up to be an exciting one for the Adelaide emcee; with both sides of the Pacific anticipating what 2018 will deliver.

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Wells Fargo Invest Millions to Help Black Businesses (And How You Can Apply)

TheSource Feed - Mon, 01/08/2018 - 2:57pm

Wells Fargo is lending a helping hand to help minority business thrive.

The bank, which is the country’s third largest, will share $6.6 million dollars to provide tailored investment and debt strategies in both rural and urban communities, by financing affordable housing, community facilities, in addition to small and micro businesses assistance. To help new businesses achieve stabilization and growth, the Wells Fargo initiative will also help businesses increase access to capital and resources.

A branch of the Wells Fargo bank in Midtown Manhattan on Sept. 20, 2016. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

According to their website, the funding comes from the Wells Fargo Works for Small Business: Diverse Community Capital program, also known as DCC, which targets ventures owned by blacks, Asians, Hispanics, and Native Americans.

“The combination of debt, grant, and social capital makes the DCC program unique,” said Connie Smith, the bank’s Diverse Community Capital program manager, in a statement. “The social capital component allows CDFIs to collaborate, innovate, and better serve diverse small businesses—and when our small businesses succeed, so do the communities they serve.”

In an effort to level the entrepreneurship playing field, the program will assist entrepreneurs from diverse backgrounds, giving them access to valuable resources; new business trends, marketing tools, technical assistance, and mentor-ship.

For additional information and how to apply, click here.

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John Wall Renews Adidas Relationship With A New Five Year Endorsement Deal

TheSource Feed - Mon, 01/08/2018 - 2:49pm

John Wall is bringing his talents back to Adidas.

According to Shams Charania from Yahoo Sports, Wall has inked a new five-year endorsement deal with Adidas, a company that he has some history with. In fact, Wall had a former endorsement deal in place with the athletic wear and sneaker giant but decided not to renew his old deal when it expired in 2015.

Sources: Washington Wizards All-Star John Wall has agreed to a five-year endorsement deal with Adidas. Wall returns to the brand after testing shoe free agency over the past couple years.

— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) January 7, 2018

Wall had been in talks with multiple brands over that period but eventually returned to Adidas, where the brand already launched two signature shoes under Wall’s name. His previous deal expired in Sept. 2015 after the J Wall 2 launched. The All-Star point guard never re-signed despite having a third signature shoe in the works.

Wall Was Playing Hard Ball Because Of James Harden

Wall wanted more money to re-sign with the brand. In 2015, Adidas signed James Harden to a 13-year, $200 million deal. Wall was offered an eight-year, $66 million extension in 2015 according to ESPN’s Nick DePaula and turned it down with the belief that his value was closer to what Harden’s was.

John Wall is officially back with Adidas. Had turned down 8 year / $66 Million extension in 2015 and played last 2 seasons as shoe free agent. https://t.co/Skmbmw6xau

— Nick DePaula (@NickDePaula) January 7, 2018

Back in 2015, Wall was the better player. Today, that isn’t the case anymore. Wall is still a top class point guard and maybe going back to Adidas is the motivation Wall will need to take his talents to an MVP level.

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Jay-Z Drops Animated Video of ‘Blue’s Freestyle’ on His Daughter’s Birthday

TheSource Feed - Mon, 01/08/2018 - 8:40am

Yesterday (Jan. 7) Jay-Z and Beyoncé‘s first daughter, Blue Ivy Carter turned six years old, and the masses flooded the net with happy birthday wishes, heartwarming candids of the young star, and several flashbacks of her “never seen a ceiling in my whole life” bar.

In June of 2017, Jay-Z released his thirteen studio album, the widely acclaimed 4:44. Amidst the bonus tracks is “Blue’s Freestyle/We Family” which is exclusively available on CD and TIDAL- a track that is activated with the vocals of a matured Blue, in comparison to her first feature at the milestone of less than two days old, “Glory,” where are heartbeat and newborn yowling secure the track.

The hip-hop masses and BeyHive went bonkers over the young princess’s towering lines, as she basically dropped the wisdom of a five-year-old who is guaranteed to live out her destiny, being the child of the Carters. Her most recalled lines “Boom shakalaka, boom shakalaka” and “never seen a ceiling in my whole life” immediately became synonymous with her identity deeming her as a force to her reckoned with in the future of American entertainment.

On her sixth birthday, her father Jay Z released the animated video to her classic freestyle exclusively on TIDAL. Set in a talent show, Blue Ivy is on stage performing the freestyle while her parents sit in the audience and enjoy their daughter’s show with admiration filling their eyes and pride taking over their hearts. Even her newborn twin brother and sister, Sir and Rumi Carter are shown rocking out to their big sister’s performance.

If you have TIDAL and wish to see the full video of “Blue’s Freestyle”, watch it here.


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Lord Jamar Launches His New Podcast ‘Yanadameen Godcast’

TheSource Feed - Sun, 01/07/2018 - 2:27pm

Over the past five years, Lord Jamar became one of the most notably outspoken rappers to brew out of hip-hop culture due to his vivid presence on the couch of DJ Vlad. His commentary on Macklemore‘s act of promoting the gay agenda and mostly recalled commentary on Kanye West‘s fashion sense (as he was known to rock skirts) went viral and was powerful enough to trigger responses from fellow rappers securing his stance as the controversial voice of hip-hop.

For the true hip-hop purist, Lord Jamar is more than just that black guy DJ Vlad interviews every week. He is herald as a hip-hop legend, being one of the wordsmiths of the iconic collective Brand Nubian, which consists of Sadat X, Grand Puba, and DJ Alamo. The group’s prime time is sanctioned in the 90s as their spawned classics in the likes of “All for One,” “Slow Down,” and most notably “Punks Jump Up To Get Beat Down” showcased a sound that was especial bringing forth a strict sense of knowledge of self, black social matters, and heterosexual bonds.

On Sunday (Jan. 7) Lord Jamar launched the first episode of his podcast, The Yanadameen Godcast with Lord Jamar. Stationed in what appears to be a home studio, the backdrop is filled with items that represent the ambiance of his Godcast which involve the show’s logo, an animated figure of the hip-hop notable that personifies his viral #bookphonechallenge rocking Brand Nubian merch in signature stance, the Universal Flag of The Five Percent Nation of Gods and Earths, one identical to the cover of his classic solo album The 5% Album-pasted to a wine glass, along with his beat machine.

The Yanadameen Godcast with Lord Jamar will feature the Brand Nubian emcee answering common or exclusive questions from the masses along with interviews with mostly “interesting” and “ordinary” people. Jamar bears little interest in interviewing A-listers or viral personalities. The podcast will be a clear scope of the broad world and unapologetic mind of Lord Jamar, a slant majority of his fan base prefers to witness, where he somewhat refines during his DJ Vlad segments.

“We want you to come on the journey with us and we gonna bring to you what you expect to be Lord Jamar,” says the unapologetic personality. “You expect that real shit. That raw shit. That unadulterated truth. And you gonna get that here on the Yanadameen Godcast with Lord Jamar.”

The podcast starts off with Lord Jamar singling out The Breakfast Club for what he finds to be their way of possibly in an unconscious manner subliminally supporting the lifestyle of the LGBT community, a community he has frequently vocally expressed his opposed preference about in the past.

“The subliminal message that’s given when somebody sits on a set and has a gay flag behind them, The subliminal message says that that person supports, you know, the LGBT, whatever the letters are, that they support that lifestyle.”

He notes how most guests are unconscious of the act, and there is a great chance hosts Charlamagne, Angela Yee, and DJ Envy are also unaware of such influence but points out the one guest who was and forced the change in scenery for their appearance, The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan.

“I’m not gonna sit here and say that Charlamagne the God or any of the hosts up there, Envy, Angela Yee are even conscious of this. And definitely, most of the guests up there are not conscious of the subliminal psychological message that’s being said. But one guest who was aware of this and who went as far as creating his own background and backdrop for what he wanted behind him was The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan,” Lord Jamar recalls.

The first episode proceeds on to its first interview with “interesting” guest The Chinese Puff Daddy, a man who was once a royalty coordinator at the RIAA and Jamar goes on to elaborate on the current beef between RBG personalities Tariq Nasheed and Umar Johnson. Peep the first episode of Lord Jamar’s new podcast The Yanadameen Godcast with Lord Jamar, on YouTube below.

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Lupe Fiasco Says Kendrick Lamar Isn’t A Top Lyricist

TheSource Feed - Sun, 01/07/2018 - 2:20pm

Kendrick Lamar’s ambitious 2017 release Damn pushed the West Coast rapper to new heights. The album pushed over 600k units in the first week, and generated three top 15 singles. The project caused the conversation to move from Lamar being the best technical lyricist, to the best rapper period. But even with the praise, apparently some aren’t willing to jump on the Lamar train.

Lupe Fiasco at one point was in the shoes previously worn by Lamar. Fiasco had the hearts of hip-hop heads, but not of the general music consumer. A try at gaining that trust, his 2011 release Lasers, pushed Fiasco a step back in his career direction. But the past couple days, it appears Fiasco isn’t liking that Lamar did what he could never do: crossover.

First, Lupe implied that Lamar had copied certain elements of Fiasco’s persona into his career. Now, in a series of deleted tweets, Fiasco explained why he believes Lamar isn’t a top-tier lyricist.

Per XXLmag.com.

“I’ll put it to you like this. K. Dot is not a top tier lyricist to me and my standards when it comes to punchlines and bars. His overall lyrics are good, his stories phenomenal, but punchline entendre lyrically I don’t see it.”

“I’ve never been destroyed,” Lupe responded. “Also the only issue that the world thinks I have with K. Dot and I actually do is that I think his ‘Control’ verse was wack and super overhyped to be a verse claiming you are the best rapper. It was very weird. I was told it was just bait, but still.”

While Fiasco was being objective, it isn’t the norm for someone to criticize Lamar. It will be interesting to see if Lamar does respond, though. To see a glimpse of what Lupe Fiasco said, check out the images below.




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Offset Confronts King Yella Over Past Relationship with Cardi B

TheSource Feed - Sun, 01/07/2018 - 2:07pm

Words by Comfort Nnana Kalu

Offset and Cardi B can’t catch a break, as yet another person claims a past relationship. The claim comes from a Chicago rapper and previous associate of Cardi, King Yella.

Yella claims that he had a previous relationship with Cardi B prior to Offset. However, it is clear that Offset will not take the drama as Yella recently posted a video where Offset can be heard yelling at Yella over the phone while Yella appears completely unbothered in Las Vegas.

Yella brought their previous relationship to attention when he created a “Cardi B Truth “track where he freestyled over Offset’s “Ric Flair Drip,” then followed it up with pictures on Instagram of him and Cardi B. He has also gone on Instagram live to further detail their relationship.

It seems that Yella is just another person in a line of people trying to find a way to insert themselves into Cardi and Offset’s relationship but time will tell how their relationship will flourish over all of these “revelations”.

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Hot 97’s Peter Rosenberg Wants Black Thought & Big Pun’s son on new Album

TheSource Feed - Sun, 01/07/2018 - 1:50pm

Words by Roman White

Hot 97’s Morning show co-host Peter Rosenberg has set a goal to release an album in 2018. The popular hip-hop commentator, radio personality and ESPN host confirmed on Instagram that he was working on this new project and just yesterday announced that he wants to get Black Thought and Big Pun’s son, Chris Rivers, on his project.

Big Pun and Black Thought collaborated on a track titled “Super Lyrical” back in 1998 on Pun’s Capital Punishment album. Rosenberg says he wants to create a part 2 to the legendary track allowing the legendary rapper’s offspring to pay homage to his father. The Tonight Show entertainer, Black Thought, came back into the spotlight at the end of 2017 when he performed a viral ten minute freestyle for Funkmaster Flex.

Rosenberg shared his request for the collaboration with his 265 thousand Instagram followers to which Rivers responded in the comments, “This would be as big a challenge as it would be an honor. I’m overly wittit!!” Black Thought has not yet commented on this possibility, but with the Hot97 plug and the Big Pun genetics It’s hard to doubt that this collaboration will happen even if it isn’t a sequel to the 1998 classic.

Rosenberg last released a project in 2013 titled “New York Renaissance.” This project came as New York City saw somewhat of a rebirth in their prominence in Hip-Hop as other regions of the country, mainly the south, gained a lot of attention for its brand of music. Rosenberg tapped New York artists like Troy Ave, Joey Bada$$ and the Pro Era crew, Action Bronson, A$AP Rocky, Smoke DZA and many other artists to make this project.

Rosenberg has also asked for comments on who else should be tapped for this upcoming project. Fabolous, Cardi B, Remy Ma, and Jadakiss are just some of the names that have been popular in Rosenberg’s Instagram comments.

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Ron Paul Wants the Attorney General Fired for Marijuana Law Crackdown

TheSource Feed - Sun, 01/07/2018 - 1:41pm

Word by Roman White

Former Republican Senator Ron Paul is calling on Attorney General Jeff Sessions to be fired in light of his newest crackdown on federal laws regarding marijuana.

“The war on drugs is a totally illegal system,” said Paul on CNN. “He represents something that is so un-American as far as I’m concerned. The war on drugs to me is a war on liberty.” Marijuana legalization is often seen as a liberal-democratic position, but the republican congressman has not been shy about his position on the issue. As a presidential candidate in the 2011 primaries, Ron Paul famously said that not just marijuana but all drugs should be legalized if states want to permit it.

The former GOP presidential candidate took shots at Attorney General Sessions on CNN Saturday calling his war on drugs “questionably constitutional.” On Thursday, the Attorney General moved to repeal the Obama era “Cole Memo” which prevented federal prosecutors from pursuing lawsuits in states where marijuana is legalize. This came after learning the news that marijuana would be legalized for recreational use in California which follows a trend across several states like Washington, Alaska, Colorado, Oregon and the District of Columbia.

Attorney General Sessions was never shy about his feelings toward marijuana. This position was strongly held with the former Alabama Governor during his bid for the Attorney General position. Although Sessions did not get to the issue as soon as he was confirmed, the marijuana industry did fear the possibility of a marijuana crackdown. The industry saw a ton of success in 2017. Politico reports that the industry was worth $7.9 billion in 2017. However, this was not enough to sway the conservative republican away from his belief that marijuana should remain a schedule one drug.

There are reports that many Congressional Republicans and Democrats are concerned with Sessions position on the issue. Congress does have the power to remove the drug from a schedule one classification where more deadly drugs like heroin are classified but there has been no action thus far from Congress on the issue.

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Johnny Manziel Takes a Shot at the Cleveland Browns on Instagram

TheSource Feed - Sun, 01/07/2018 - 1:35pm

Words by Roman White

Former Cleveland Browns quarterback and Heisman trophy winner Johnny Manziel seems to be throwing shade at his former team as well as plotting his return to football.

In an early morning Instagram post, the former Texas A&M Aggie posted a picture from his days as a Cleveland Brown doing his famous money gesture celebration. The caption reads, “0-16 szn” which is a reference to the Browns not winning a single game in the 2017 regular season. In the last 32 regular season games, the Browns have only won one game.

The Browns were not significantly better with Manziel, although the young offense could’ve been promising. Browns Wide Receiver, Josh Gordon, dealt with off field issues involving marijuana since 2014. After intense rehab, the one-time leading receiver in terms of yards returned to play in the final leg of the Browns hopeless season and impressed despite having a lackluster rookie quarterback in Deshone Kizer.

Manziel posted another picture of him in a long sleeve shirt practicing his once deadly throwing ability with the caption “Just Wait on it #ComebackSzn.” This comes after reports that Manziel is now eligible to compete in the Canadian Football League after dealing with a recently dismissed domestic violence case from April 2016. The CFL wll require Manziel to meet certain requirements to maintain his eligibility in the CFL; those requirements have not been made public.

Manziel, who hasn’t played a game since being released from Cleveland, is currently in contract with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats who he worked out for back in August.

When Manziel was drafted in 2014, it was not without some doubt about his ability to mature. Coming out of college, Manziel was dealing with a ton of negative press for getting into a bar fight in Austin, Texas as well as many other criticisms about his behavior going into the NFL.

In his short-lived NFL run, Manziel didn’t show the same elite talent he had in college, which is somewhat expected, but with the off-field drama as well as reportedly showing up drunk to a practice toward the end of the season, the Browns organization felt that he wasn’t worth the trouble and released him in the 2016 off season.

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Casonova 2x Didn’t Run from Tekashi 6ixnine

TheSource Feed - Sun, 01/07/2018 - 1:30pm

Casonova (2x) arrived on the New York Hip-Hop scene in the summer of 2016. Putting the world on notice, telling the f**k boys not to run. “Don’t Run” radiated from radios across the city, and from the mouths of his fans eulcertified a street anthem.

Video has surfaced of Casonova standing his ground after being approached by a group of men, draped in red. Rumor has it, the men are affiliates of Tekashi 6ix9ine. Casonova, calmly removes a chain from his neck, before placing it in his pocket. As he retreats backwards, the aggressors disperse.

In addition, during a December 30th appearance at Club FREQ, 6ix9ine changed the lyrics to his chart-topping hit–“Shout out… [Casonova] but I f****d that nigga bitch.”

Following  to the incident, Casonova released a song titled “Set Trippin.” Formally “G-checking” all impostors. Some feel the song takes aim at 6ix9ine. The aggressive visual is littered with red bandannas, an item regularly draped on either shoulder, or tied around the head of 6ix9ine.

Also releasing a series of post via Instagram story, making it clear he only wants to focus on music.  He states, “music is the best thing that ever happen[ed] to me. I would’ve been like wanna of these dusty niggas.”

Futhermore, he issued an  unofficial warning to anyone willing to test him before concluding that “jail is for the birds.”

Although, he mentions no specific names, the song gets directly to the point throughout verse one and the chorus:

“Punch you in your face motherf***** I’ll knock your teeth out/Every time I come through nigga I got my heat out/If you want smoke ain’t nothing we gotta speak ’bout/See you with that red flag on what that be bout?” If the purpose is unclear, he methodically uses the bridge of the song to ask larger questions. “Who brought you home, how you turn blood? Who loc’d you in, how you turn cuz?”

6ix9ine  exploded on to the scene in the latter part of 2017.  Propelled by “Gummo,” which disseminated his “screamo” musical stylings through the streets of NY and beyond. The song currently sits in fourth on Billboard’s hot 100 as 2018 gets underway.

New York City is commanding attention in Hip Hop once again. Even so, tensions are high between two of the city’s rising talent. This is not a good look for New York Hip Hop.



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Remy Ma Throws Shots At Unknown Targets In ‘Roll In Peace’ Remix

TheSource Feed - Sun, 01/07/2018 - 9:07am

The hip-hop masses are aggressively speculating exactly who Bronx veteran emcee Remy Ma is making reference to in her latest spit.

On Friday night (Jan. 5), the “SHEther” emcee posted a clip of her spitting some fiery, shade-bound bars over the beat of Kodak Black‘s “Roll In Peace” on Instagram where she sheds light on her credibility and questions her attention span on the unknown target who is apparently unworthy of it due to their inability to get a man and rather amusing identity, giving a serious New York City vibe to the Florida rapper’s track.

“You can’t fuck with me baby you don’t understand bitch

This for Remy Mafia I do this for my fans bitch

I get 100 bands bitch

You ain’t even got no man bitch

Why would I give you a chance shorty when I can give you these hands bitch?

You don’t want no smoke with me

You really a joke to me”

Well, for starters, there is a great chance Remy is not referencing fellow Boogie Down new school sensation Cardi B. Last June, she performed at Hot 97‘s Summer Jam concert and brought out Cardi B to share the stage with Young M.A. and female hip-hop legends MC Lyte, Queen Latifah, Lady of Rage, and Lil’ Kim to perform “U.N.I.T.Y.”

Now here are the possible suspects, yes, possible suspects. Nicki Minaj is the most speculated target as 2017 marked the year her sparked beef with Remy surfaced to destruction due to “SHEther,” a response to Nicki’s attempt to throw darts at Remy in tracks “Swalla,” “Make Love,” and several other mini sneaks.

Just last month, the “Wake Me Up” rapper sparred with the controversial Azealia Banks after she took to Instagram to respond to a statement Remy made in an interview, making an attempt to discredit her stance in the hip-hop genre. Remy delivered a cutthroat response, by exposing text messages between herself and Banks, where the Harlem artist down talks Nicki Minaj, expresses her desire for a vaginal rejuvenation, along with her financial troubles. Banks has since threatened to take legal action for the exposure.

And let’s not forget about Foxy Brown. Back in 2004, Remy Ma ended up snatching off the Ill Na Na‘s edges at a Baby Phat after party, after the two spent a couple of the previous months arguing over the future of female rap and the battle rap circuit. The beef started when Remy dismissed the identity of other female rappers in an interview, where the interviewer notes the absence of Foxy Brown, deeming her irrelevant. Apparently, after her rap battle with Lady Luck earlier that year, Foxy Brown declined her battle request, belittled the future of battle rap saying its for beginners and she is about that selling records life. The rest is history. After the “SHEther” fiasco, Brown released a diss track titled “Breaks Over” in defense of her protege Nicki Minaj.

There are a number of probable targets when it comes to the rap game, but the masses won’t be certain until the full track is released. Even then, there is a great chance Remy won’t drop any names due to her simply showcasing her metaphorical clout, with knowledge such lyrical content will keep the conversation going and add hype to the coming of her sophomore album 7 Winters and 6 Summers.

#RemyMafia #RemyMa #MelaninMagic @danielsleather

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Kendrick Lamar And Eminem On Spotify’s Most Popular Workout Songs In The United States List

TheSource Feed - Sat, 01/06/2018 - 10:04pm

Eminem’s “Till I Collapse” has been a staple in high school weight rooms and on playlists of gym users for years. Kendrick Lamar’s “DNA” and “HUMBLE” were hits on the charts, but with gym users, as well. Per Spotify, these three songs made the cut as some of the streaming networks most popular workout songs. Spotify has released their most popular workout songs list to coincide with the New Years resolution wave. “Till I Collapse” reigns supreme for the second consecutive year globally. In the United States, Post Malone’s “Rockstar” takes the pole position. Kendrick Lamar’s two tracks (HUMBLE, DNA) bow at number two and nine on the United States list. Below, is the complete list of both the Global and United States rankings.


Top Global Workout Songs

  1. Eminem – Till I Collapse
  2. Post Malone – rockstar
  3. Eminem – Lose Yourself – Soundtrack Version
  4. Kendrick Lamar – HUMBLE.
  5. Axwell /\ Ingrosso – More Than You Know
  6. J Balvin – Mi Gente (feat. Beyoncé)
  7. Camila Cabello – Havana
  8. Jax Jones – You Don’t Know Me – Radio Edit
  9. Dua Lipa – New Rules
  10. Kanye West – POWER

Top Workout Songs in the US

  1. Post Malone – rockstar
  2. Kendrick Lamar – HUMBLE.
  3. Eminem – Till I Collapse
  4. G-Eazy – No Limit
  5. Cardi B – Bodak Yellow
  6. Eminem – Lose Yourself – Soundtrack Version
  7. Imagine Dragons – Thunder
  8. Demi Lovato – Sorry Not Sorry
  9. Kendrick Lamar – DNA.
  10. Migos – MotorSport

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Lil Uzi Vert Teams With Southside and TM88 On New Track, “Mood”

TheSource Feed - Sat, 01/06/2018 - 6:54pm

Streaming has forever changed how record labels handle the profits for their artists, writers, and producers. Because the royalties are relatively low, musicians aren’t getting their usual fair share from the hits they provide. Enter the recent comments from hip-hop producers, E. Dan and TM88, who both spoke out against Atlantic Records. E. Dan states Atlantic changes project formats from albums to mixtapes, to keep from paying musicians involved on projects their fair share. TM88 recently said he hasn’t received any money from Atlantic for the hit record produced for Lil Uzi Vert, “XO Tour Llif3.

But apparently, for the latter, that hasn’t stopped him from working with Uzi. The two, alongside producer Southside, collaborated on the track “Mood” released Jan. 5. The calming, yet melodic track is built around Uzi’s signature harmonic rap flow. For TM88 and Lil Uzi Vert, the possibility of another hit trumps any label politics.

To stream the track, check it out below.

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Travis Scott’s ‘AstroWorld’ Is Slated To Be Released In The First Quarter Of 2018

TheSource Feed - Sat, 01/06/2018 - 11:56am

In 2017, Travis Scott enjoyed the best year of his career. Riding the wave of his 2016 album Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight, Scott enjoyed success from his own singles such as “Goosebumps” with Kendrick Lamar, the summer jam “Butterfly Effect”, and on features with the likes of Drake (Portland) and SZA (Love Galore). Scott also released Huncho Jack, Jack Huncho with Quavo at the end of 2017. The album sold 90k equivalent albums, debuting at number three on the Billboard 200.

Scott used 2017 to establish artist he can provide hit records for himself and with others. But it appears that La Flame is ready to do it all again in 2018. Per Billboard, Scott’s follow up with Birds titled AstroWorld is to be released in the first quarter of this year.

He’s also putting the final touches on Huncho Jack, Jack Huncho, his collaborative album with Migos star Quavo, which will be released in a few days and later debut at No. 3 on the Billboard 200; and readying his third album, Astroworld, expected in the first quarter of 2018. Nearly every night, he’s in the studio until dawn.

Although there isn’t a definitive release date, this news should excite his fan base. AstroWorld has been anticipated since last year, and the expectation for Scott is to continue elevating musically. Guests on the album aren’t known, although Scott was photographed with PartyNextDoor last year in the studio.

But until Scott releases AstroWorld, you can read his feature story from Billboard, here. For more information on what to expect on AstroWorld, click here.

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ESPN Fires Former NFL Players Donovan McNabb and Eric Davis

TheSource Feed - Sat, 01/06/2018 - 10:47am

ESPN has officially sacked Donovan McNabb.

ESPN has fired former NFL players Donovan McNabb and Eric Davis following allegations of sexual harassment at another network.

ESPN suspended the two former NFL players on December 12th following the lawsuit by Jami Cantor, a former NFL Network wardrobe stylist.

McNabb, a former NFL quarterback who worked as an analyst on ESPN Radio and made appearances on other of the network’s programming, allegedly made inappropriate comments to via text, including asking about a specific sex act multiple times.

Davis allegedly told Jami Cantor, the former wardrobe consultant,

“You look like a woman who knows what to do in bed.”

Davis, who played corner back in the NFL for 13 years, was a host on ESPN 710 in Los Angeles.

The Cantor suit also claimed Davis slid his hand between her legs, grabbed her, rubbed up against her, and made repeated lewd comments to her. Cantor also alleged that when she once slapped his hand away, he warned her never to push him away again. Representatives for the players did not immediately respond for comment. The NFL Network is conducting its own investigation into the allegations contained in the lawsuit, but has yet to reveal any findings.

ESPN did what they had to do to protect their brand. Even if the events happened before the two joined ESPN, that behavior can’t be tolerated anywhere.


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‘Sons Of Anarchy’ Spin Off ‘Mayans MC’ On Its Way To FX

TheSource Feed - Sat, 01/06/2018 - 10:37am

If your a fan of the old Sons of Anarchy show on FX, get ready for some new adventures.

FX has officially confirmed the network picked up Sons of Anarchy spin off, Mayans MC for a 10-episode first season.

The new series is from SOA mastermind Kurt Sutter and Elgin James. It’s expected to premiere sometime later this summer or in early fall to coincide with the 10th anniversary of the 2008 premiere of SOA.

“Kurt Sutter is a master storyteller and Mayans MC has the raw energy and intensity that are hallmarks of his signature style,” said Nick Grad, FX’s president of original programming, in a statement. “Thanks to Kurt, co-creator Elgin James and this amazing cast, Mayans MC builds on the legacy of Sons of Anarchy, taking it in a thrilling new direction that we can’t wait for the world to see.”

Expect the same type of excitement and action, that made the series a fan favorite. Something about bikers and gangs that lead to drama.


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TM88 Says He Wasn’t Paid by Atlantic for XO Tour Life

TheSource Feed - Sat, 01/06/2018 - 8:20am

Words by Roman White

TM88 went on a tweet storm Friday afternoon to express his displeasure with his record label, Atlantic Records. The Taylor Gang affiliated producer started his Twitter rant saying “F**K Atlantic” with a link to an Instagram post of the cover art for a new track he released on Soundcloud. The track which is titled “Mood” features fellow Atlantic signee Lil Uzi Vert with co-production by 808 Mafia’s Southside.

Upon releasing the track, TM88 went on to discuss his frustrations about not being paid by the label. The Producer said on Twitter:

“Atlantic still ain’t paid n****s s**t”

Thank you @AtlanticRecords for being the worst label in the history of fuck shit!

— TM88 (@TM88) January 5, 2018

Fans engaged in a debate on what specifically TM could be referring to that he wasn’t paid for.

88 later responded to fans to debunk any theories that were not explained in the previous tweet. In regard to questions on if he was paid for, he mentioned his work on Lil Uzi Vert’s Multi-Platinum his,  XO Tour Lif3. TM quotes a fans tweet saying,  “Never got paid for XO, ballin off old checks.”

Never got paid for xo ballin off old checks https://t.co/SgPehiTe5n

— TM88 (@TM88) January 5, 2018

TM88 also calls Atlantic Records the worst record label in history.

It seems as though planned release of the new “Mood” track could be what triggered this social media rant. One day prior to the song’s release, the 30-year-old producer born Bryan Simmons tweeted that the label was making him wait until January 5 to drop the three and a half minute track. It seems as though the obligation to consult with the label piled on with unpaid wages is what is irking TM88.

After not being paid for one of the biggest song in 2017, it is hard not to be upset with not receiving a production check for that song. Hopefully the star producer will be paid properly for the track in the near future and will be able to patch things up with the Warner Bros. owned record label.

Atlantic still ain’t paid niggas shit!

— TM88 (@TM88) January 5, 2018

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‘Atlanta’ Season 2 Gets Confirmed Release Date

TheSource Feed - Fri, 01/05/2018 - 3:41pm

LaKeith Stanfield spent one Sunday in December teasing premiere dates for the long-awaited second season of Atlanta. FX officially announced that the acclaimed television series will be returning to the small screen on March 1st at 10 PM.

One thing Stanfield said about the second season that the network confirms is the second season is being called Atlanta Robbin’ Season.

Atlanta Robbin’ Season will be centered around the two cousins (Donald Glover’s, Earn and Brian Tyree Henry’s, Paper Boi) working “through the Atlanta music scene in order to better their lives and the lives of their families.”

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