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A Closer Look at The Latest adidas x Alexander Wang Sneakers

TheSource Feed - Tue, 10/03/2017 - 2:42pm

Wang Kicks 

adidas originals and Alexander Wang have collaborated once again and their latest footwear is on point. Two color way options of, both the the adidas AW Run Mid and adidas AW Skate Mid will release come October 7. The adidas AW Adilette comes dressed in gum, black and white. 

Made up of suede the AW Skate Mid is gum bottomed while  the AW Run Mid is composed of a knit upper with a color riddled  cushiony midsole. The full collection of kicks will be made available at Alexander Wang’s official website and select retailers on October 7.    Check out the rest of adidas and Alexander Wang’s second drop and read about how he stepped down as CEO of his own company. 

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Chuck Low From ‘Goodfellas’ Died Last Month & Everyone Just Found Out

TheSource Feed - Tue, 10/03/2017 - 2:19pm

It regrets us to inform you that Chuck Low has passed away.

The actor died on September 18th in a nursing home in New Jersey according to The New York Times. He was 89.

Chuck connected with De Niro in the 1970s when he worked as a realty developer and De Niro was one of his tenants. The two became good pals and Chuck made his acting debut in The King of Comedy. He went on to play other roles including Shlomo Teittleman in The Sopranos, The Mission, Once Upon A Time in America and others, but he is best remembered for his role as Morrie in Martin Scorsese’s Goodfellas.

Press play above to watch the infamous scene in Goodfellas where De Niro’s character choked Chuck with a phone cord.

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Trump Is Walking the Streets of Puerto Rico Right Now

TheSource Feed - Tue, 10/03/2017 - 1:57pm

President Trump is currently meeting with victims of Hurricane Maria and speaking face to face with residents of the devastated island. The leader is joined by Governor Ricardo Rossello and first lady Melania Trump.

“Your governor and your mayor have done a real fantastic job,” Trump told a man whose home had been devastated.

 

Trump explained at the start of a briefing on Hurricane Maria recovery efforts the difference between the death toll in Puerto Rico to the deaths from Hurricane Katrina.

“Every death is a horror, but if you look at a real catastrophe like Katrina, and you look at the tremendous, hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of people that died, and you look at what happened here with really a storm that was just totally overpowering, nobody’s ever seen anything like this, and what is your death count as of this moment? 17?”

 

Governor Ricardo Rossello clarified by saying “16.”

 

Trump stated, “16 people certified. 16 people versus in the thousands, you can be very proud. All of your people, all of our people working together. 16 versus literally thousands of people. You can be very proud.”

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Here’s Everything We Know About the Gunman from the Las Vegas Massacre

TheSource Feed - Tue, 10/03/2017 - 1:56pm

Stephen Paddock has been identified as the shooter who opened fire on concertgoers in Las Vegas, causing this massacre to be the deadliest in American history.

Police said Paddock had at least 23 guns in his hotel suite that he owned legally and began shooting from two windows on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino just after 10 p.m. into a crowd of 22,000 people.

Here’s everything we know about him according to Business Insider,

  • In Nevada, where Paddock lived anyone who is 18 years old can own a firearm.
  • He is a white 64-year-old retired accountant.
  • His father was a notorious bank robber on the FBI’s most wanted list as “Patrick Paddock
  • He executed the shooting from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, where he had been staying since last Thursday.
  • He lived within driving distance of the Las Vegas strip in an upscale retirement community.
  • Nevada does not license gun owners, require guns to be registered, limit the number of guns a person can purchase in one sale, or impose a waiting period on gun purchases.
  • Paddock had no criminal record beyond a routine citation several years ago that was handled in court.
  • Paddock has no religious affiliation nor political.
  • ISIS claimed responsibility for the shooting but provided no proof.

The exact reason for the attack is yet to be determined.

 

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Fabri Fibra: The Real Italian Rap Phenomenon Goes Platinum Again

TheSource Feed - Tue, 10/03/2017 - 10:11am

Fabri Fibra is a pivotal figure in the Italian Rap/ Hip Hop scene, with over ten albums under his belt and having collaborated with the likes of Redman, Organized Noize and J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League, Fibra’s credentials speak for themselves.

In a career that spans three decades, the Senigallia native has released numerous gold, platinum and multi-platinum records. At 40 years of age, Fibra continues to dominate the Italian music landscape with his recent single, “Fenomeno,” reaching gold status. This album titling single addresses the current state of Italian Hip-Hop, a scene Fibra believes is plagued by culture-vultures who release music lacking soul, due to being preoccupied with their image.

Although a legend in his homeland, Fibra has remained somewhat of an unknown entity beyond the peninsula’s shores, in no short part owing to the language barrier faced by listeners from non-Italian speaking backgrounds. Fibra did however recently gain rotation on Ebro Darden’s Beats1 radio through Apple Music, the first Italian artist to achieve this accolade, reaching an audience in over 100 nations.

Earlier this year Fibra also gained the attention of skating legend Tony Hawk after the Italian rapper released an online dedication to the skater’s unwavering commitment to his culture, a parallel Fibra draws with his own involvement in Hip-Hop. Hawk shared the song “Tony Hawk” on social media; joking that “I can cross “featured in an Italian rap song” off my bucket list”.

Fabri Fibra recently travelled to California to film his latest video “Stavo Pensando A Te” and is going from strength to strength, showing no sign of letting up in representing Italian Hip-Hop’s quality on a worldwide scale. “Fenomeno” is out now through Universal Music Group and has just gone platinum itself.

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Lords of the Underground’s DoItAll Evolves Into Politics

TheSource Feed - Tue, 10/03/2017 - 9:59am

Words by Ime Ekpo

One-third of one of Hip-Hop’s most notable trios, Lords of the Underground has made the decision to step into the world of politics.

With a goal to expand the music and arts industry in his hometown of Newark, New Jersey, Dupre “DoItAll” Kelly of legendary Hip-Hop trio, Lords of the Underground recently announced his planned candidacy as Councilman for the 2018 May election.

Last month, on September 14th, DoItAll announced his campaign in front of his Newark childhood home on 19th Street with over two tons of supporters, including UTFO’s Kangol Kid and Rock Steady Crew’s own Crazy Legs.

As a councilman, I will utilize my years in the entertainment business to expand our arts and cultural industry in Newark to hire more, to empower more, to do more for our great city.

DoItAll is currently the CEO of Newark-based media production and event planning company, 211 Media Group and also the co-founder of 211 Community Impact– a nonprofit organization dedicated to the youth that focuses on matters in the likes of gun violence, mental health and literacy.

Prior to his candidacy, Kelly has been active in the Newark, New Jersey community through his 211 Community Impact organization by providing community education programs, accessible public policy resources and forums for inclusive dialogue.

All nine of Newark’s city council seats will be up for election May 2018 and of course, this is Kelly’s first attempt at running for office.

Lords of the Underground are best known for their funky rhymes and lyrical acrobatics with classics in the likes of “Chief Rocka”, “Funky Child”, and “Tic Toc”. The trio  won BET’s best rap group award in 1993.

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LaVar Ball Is Pulling His UCLA Commit Son MeLo Out Of High School To Be Homeschooled

TheSource Feed - Tue, 10/03/2017 - 8:57am

LaVar Ball will not have a third son graduate from Chino Hills High School. Ball is pulling his youngest son, junior LaMelo Ball, from the school. Instead, LaMelo will be a home-schooler and train for the next two year, according to media reports.

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The UCLA commit’s oldest brother, Lonzo Ball, is currently a Los Angeles Lakers rookie. Lonzo was the No. 2 overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft after one season at UCLA. LaVar’s middle son, LiAngelo Ball, will be a freshman at UCLA during the upcoming college basketball season.

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General Motors Announces All-Electric Car Line By 2023

TheSource Feed - Mon, 10/02/2017 - 8:53pm

AFter over 100 years of selling vehicles that pollute the atmosphere, General Motors is ending its relationship with gasoline and diesel. This morning, the American automotive giant announced that it is working toward an all-electric, zero-emissions future. That starts with two new, fully electric models next year—then at least 18 more by 2023.

That product onslaught puts the company at the forefront of an increasingly large crowd of automakers proclaiming the age of electricity and promising to move away from gasoline- and diesel-powered vehicles. In recent months, Volvo, Aston Martin, and Jaguar Land Rover have announced similar moves. GM’s announcement is particularly noteworthy because it’s among the very largest automakers on the planet. It sold 10 million cars last year, ranging from pickups to SUVs to urban runabouts.

“General Motors believes the future is all-electric,” says Mark Reuss, the company’s head of product. “We are far along in our plan to lead the way to that future world.”

Reuss did not give a date for the death knell of the GM gas- or diesel-powered car, saying the transition will happen at different speeds in different markets and regions. The new all-electric models will be a mix of battery electric cars and fuel cell-powered vehicles.

General Motors’ history hasn’t been especially kind to electric mobility. Its invention of the automatic starter helped kill the first wave of electric cars at the start of the 20th century. This is the company that experimented with battery power in the EV-1, only to recall the two-seater from its owners, crush them all, and pile the carcasses up in a junkyard. In the first years of the 21st century, while Toyota was making hybrids popular with the Prius, GM was hawking the Hummer.

Over the past decade, the Detroit giant has positioned itself for a different sort of future. First came the hybrid electric Chevy Volt. Then came GM’s great coup, the Chevy Bolt, the 200-mile, $30,000 electric car that hit market long before Tesla’s Model 3. GM is seriously pursuing semi-autonomous and fully driverless cars. It offers the first car on US roads with vehicle-to-vehicle communication capability. Now, it talks about its plans to eliminate vehicle pollution, congestion, and traffic deaths.

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Gucci Mane and Offset Party It Up in “Met Gala” Video

TheSource Feed - Mon, 10/02/2017 - 5:48pm

Gucci Mane, set to drop his forthcoming album Mr. Davis very soon, has released a new visual for his recent collabo with Migos member Offset. The Drop Top Wop album cut “Met Gala” video showcases a party complete with throngs of balloons and women alike.

The song, produced by Metro Boomin was undoubtedly a highlight of Drop Top Wop. Courtesy of revered music video director BeELBe, the video showcases excess at its best and the mansion setting hosts perfectly an opulent party. Gucci Mane and Offset are literally in the prime times of their lives. View Offset and Gucci Mane’s latest visuals below and also peep Gucci’s latest clothing line.

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Yoko Ono To Sell Jean Michel Basquiat Painting for $12 Million USD

TheSource Feed - Mon, 10/02/2017 - 5:27pm

The late and great artist Jean-Michel Basquiat is the current focus of London’s Barbican Art Gallery at an exhibition titled “Boom for Real”. The street artist is making headlines now due to his rare painting titled Cabra set to sell for an impressive $12 million USD. Being sold by the renowned creative Yoko Ono, the piece is being auctioned off at Sotheby’s upcoming contemporary art auction in NYC. The artwork features the artist’s signature skeleton with a set of elongated horns.

“I have had the pleasure of owning and living with this masterwork for over two decades,” Ono said in a statement. “The time has come for it to find a new home.” The painting is right now on display at Sotheby’s Hong Kong location until October 2 with a presentation in London being held from October 6-8. The Sotheby’s NYC auction will occur on November 3. 

 

If your intrigued by the sale hit up Sotheby’s official page.

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Odell Beckham Jr Shows Off Exclusive Nike Air More Uptempo PE Cleats

TheSource Feed - Mon, 10/02/2017 - 5:09pm

New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr has a penchant for flashing. OBJ has just revealed a new white colorway of his Nike Air More Uptempo cleats. The retro kicks first debuted last month in an ostentatious “Metallic Gold” hue.

The newest version of the bespoke cleats flex a white leather upper with lettering that reads “OBJ13” instead of the regular “AIR” across the side panel. The all white sneaker is contrasted by small hits of red on the toe and tongue tab. Peep OBJ’s exlcusive Nike Air More Uptempo cleats and let us know what you think about the player edition kicks below. 

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Alexander Wang Steps Down as CEO of His Own Label

TheSource Feed - Mon, 10/02/2017 - 4:50pm

Alexander Wang took over as CEO of his eponymous label 15 months ago and now the designer has announced that today he is stepping down from the role. Lisa Gersh, the former head of Gwenyth Paltrow’s lifestyle brand Goop, will takes the reigns and fulfill the CEO duties. Wang who started the New York City based label in 2005, will remain as creative director and chairman of Alexander Wang Inc.’s board of directors.

Also added to the Wang Squad is Stephanie Horton of online retail site Farfetch, who has been appointed to the newly created position of chief strategy officer,

‘I’m looking forward to working with Alex and the rest of the team to build on his foundation, and to continue to delight customers with our products and creative vision.’

Horton also added: ‘Pushing boundaries and extreme creativity has always been at the core of the Alexander Wang business.

‘I look forward to working with the team to expand these capabilities, as well as looking outside of traditional channels and spectrums, to develop new and innovative growth opportunities for the brand.”

Alexander Wang was working simultaneously with Balenciaga at a time, but left the fashion house to focus on CEO duties at his own label. Explaining the addition of the two new key creatives to the company, Wang seems hopeful about the brand’s ever expanding future.

‘In my year as CEO I’ve been able to reflect and assess the strengths and opportunities of the company and set the stage for future growth.

‘Lisa and Stephanie’s diverse backgrounds in the media, lifestyle, and digital landscape will help us continue to position the business to expand into new categories and territories.’

Stay tuned for the latest on A Wang and be sure to peep his latest collaborative effort with adidas.

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Teyana Taylor Joins ‘Hit the Floor’ Cast

TheSource Feed - Mon, 10/02/2017 - 4:13pm

Teyana Taylor just keeps winning out here.

The singer-dancer-actress is set to join the cast of the cheerleading series Hit the Floor. The series is moving from VH1 to BET for its fourth season.

There aren’t any details about Teyana’s role but we’re hoping that she’s a regular alongside Kimberly Elise, Dean Cain, McKinley Freeman, Katherine Bailess, Jodi Lyn O’Keefe and Brent Antonello.

Hit the Floor follows the scandals of the Los Angeles Devil’s basketball players and cheerleaders. BET promises “more scandal, sex, secrets, intrigue and jaw-dropping dance routines, which captured audiences’ hearts.”

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The Second adidas Originals by Alexander Wang Drop Is Set to Release This Week

TheSource Feed - Mon, 10/02/2017 - 4:05pm

Inspired by a team of NYC bike messengers, Season 2 of adidas Originals by Alexander Wang is set to drop this week. “Fueled by adrenaline and excess” said the Three Stripes in a statement, the pairs second attempt at a collab is full of bright neon coloring.

The athletic wear apparel collection is made up of cycling jerseys, hoodies, T-shirt, leggings and shorts all decorated with not only adidas branding but Alexander Wang tagging. As for footwear slides, mid top runners and skate sneakers all make an appearance in the campaign images.

Season 2 will arrive on Alexander Wang’s official website and select stores globally this October 7.

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58 People Killed, Over 400 Wounded In Mandalay Bay Attack In Las Vegas

TheSource Feed - Mon, 10/02/2017 - 4:01pm

A 64-year-old man with multiple machine guns rained down gunfire from the 32nd floor of a Las Vegas hotel to country music festival on Sunday, slaughtering at least 58 people in the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history before killing himself.

The barrage of bullets from the Mandalay Bay hotel into a crowd of 22,000 people lasted several minutes, sparking panic. At least 515 people were injured as some fleeing fans trampled each other while police scrambled to locate the shooter.

Police on Monday identified the gunman as Stephen Paddock, who lived in a retirement community in Mesquite, Nevada. They said they believed he acted alone and did not know why he attacked the crowd. The Islamic State militant group claimed responsibility for the massacre, but U.S. officials said there was no evidence of that.

The preliminary death toll, which officials said could rise, eclipsed last year’s massacre of 49 people at an Orlando, Florida, nightclub by a gunman who pledged allegiance to Islamic State.

Shocked concertgoers, some with blood on their clothing, wandered streets, where the flashing lights of the city’s gaudy casinos blended with those of emergency vehicles.

Police said Paddock had no criminal record. The gunman killed himself before police entered the hotel room he was firing from, Clark County Sheriff Joseph Lombardo told reporters.

Federal officials said there was no evidence to link Paddock to militant organizations.

“We have determined to this point no connection with an international terrorist group,” Aaron Rouse, the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s special agent in charge in Las Vegas, told reporters.

U.S. officials discounted the claim of responsibility for the attack made by Islamic State in a statement.

“We advise caution on jumping to conclusions before the facts are in,” CIA spokesman Jonathan Liu said in an email.

Lombardo said there were more than 10 rifles in the room where Paddock killed himself. His arsenal included multiple machine guns, according to a law enforcement official.

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JAY-Z Rocks Custom Colin Kaepernick Jersey During ‘SNL’

TheSource Feed - Sun, 10/01/2017 - 3:31pm

Saturday Night Live came swinging out the gate for the premiere of their 43rd season. La La Land’s Ryan Gosling was the host, with musical performance by JAY-Z.

Considering the theme of his latest album 4:44 and what has been going on in the world, people assumed that Hov was going to come through with Trump-protest like performance. And he did.

The first song he performed was “Bam”, and he brought out Damian Marley while sporting a custom Colin Kaepernick jersey. Hov took off the jersey for the second song, and rocked an all white tee to sing the somber title track, “4:44”.

In other JAY-Z related news, Tidal pledges to send a plane with 200,000 pounds of supplies to aid the victims in Puerto Rico affected by Hurricane Maria. The streaming service will also donate all proceeds from the annual benefit concert to those affected by all recent hurricanes, and the earthquake in Mexico.

Check out the performances below, and stay tuned for SNL next week with Gal Gadot hosting and Sam Smith performing.

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TIDAL Pledges to Send Plane With 200,000 Pounds of Supplies to Puerto Rico

TheSource Feed - Fri, 09/29/2017 - 5:14pm

Jay-Z is furthering his effort to help with the ongoing Hurricane Maria relief of victims in Puerto Rico. Hosting a TIDAL charity event in Brooklyn, the streaming platform has also partnered with New York governor Andrew Cuomos and the Empire State Relief and Recovery Effort to export 200,000 pounds of supplies to Puerto Rico. Backing up Tidal’s generous offer is Fat Joe, Romeo Santos and Angie Martinez. Fat Joe released a statement explaining the urgency of helping those in dire need.

“My heart goes out to every single individual that has suffered as a result of this hurricane. Watching from the sidelines has been heartbreaking – let’s fill that plane and help our brothers and sisters! Even the smallest contribution will go a long way.”

If your interested in donating, hit up Tidal’s official website. Puerto Rico is devastated and relief efforts can’t occur fast enough.

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A Boogie Wit da Hoodie’s Debut Album Gives the Bronx Another W

TheSource Feed - Fri, 09/29/2017 - 4:37pm

A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie finally released he debut album, The Bigger Artist, on Friday, September 29th.

The 15-track project obviously features his hit “Drowning” with Kodak Black, but also guest features Chris Brown, Trey Songz, Robin Thicke, PNB Rock, 21 Savage, Young Boy NBA, and of course his ace boon coon, Don Q.

A Boogie reflected on life before fame in the opening track, “No Promise”. He used the track to issue a PSA to let people know that he can’t make any promises because life is crazy on the way to the top. You can always count on A Boogie’s signature melodic flow and street anthems to have you hooked to songs like “No Comparison” and “If I Gotta Go”. The Bronx emcee also knows how to cater to the ladies with songs like “F*cking & K*ssing” and “Bad Girl”. And of course, his fellow Highbridge pal, Don, did what he does best and delivered fire verses on “Money Sprung” and “Somebody”.

Cardi B and A Boogie have definitely been holding it down for the Bronx. The “regular degular shmegular” girl made history last week with her No. 1 single “Bodak Yellow”. Imagine if these two make a track together? Anyway, listen to A Boogie Wit da Hoodie’s debut album The Bigger Artist available everywhere: Tidal, Apple Music, iTunes, and Spotify.

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Here’s How You Can Get The Kanye West & adidas YEEZY Calabasas Track Pants

TheSource Feed - Fri, 09/29/2017 - 4:28pm

Kanye West and adidas have finally taken the wraps off of when the coveted YEEZY Calabasas track pant will be made available to the public. Seen on the likes of Kim Kardashian, ASAP Nast and other Ye associates, the pants have been limited to friends and family as of now.

Featuring a double knit nylon construction, the athletic pants bear Calabasas branding and adidas’s Three Stripes down the side. Soon to be made available in maroon and black color ways, the pair of track pants will drop in the US on October 8 with a subsequent global drop on November 22. They will go for $120 and you can cop them at adidas retail locations, as well as online.

Hit up adidas.com/YEEZY for a full list of retailers and starting October 8 visit the site to cop the pair.

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Smokepurpp Signs On To Travis Scott’s Cactus Jack Records

TheSource Feed - Fri, 09/29/2017 - 3:30pm

Subsequently to today’s drop of his project Deadstar, Smokepurpp has signed on to Travis Scott’s Cactus Jack Records. A track featuring the Houston bred artist has surfaced on Soundcloud demonstrating the two eclectic artist’s chemistry. The signing news came due to a FaceTime call between the pair in which Travis implores Smokepurpp to pickup his brand new Cactus Jack chain.

Peep the Cactus Jack Record’s players conversation below and let us know what you think of Travis Scott’s newest teammate.  Also listen to the duo’s latest record and first official collab “Fingers Blue” below.

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