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Got the ‘net going up, on a Tuesday
iLOVEMAKONNEN‘s rise to fame wasn’t quite overnight, but if “I Don’t Sell Molly No More” and “Tuesday”–not to mention his feature verse on “Look At Wrist”–are any indication of his hit-making ability, OVO/Warner Bros. will be very happy with the investment they made in the Atlanta upstart when they signed him to Drake‘s imprint just over a month ago. That being said, Makonnen and Drizzy bring the Atlanta native’s breakout song to life in the new video for “Tuesday”, which will appropriately be released tomorrow. For now, enjoy the trailer, here.
This. is. the remix
Dej Loaf is one of Hip-Hop’s hottest femcees rappers, and to add to her exponentially growing buzz, she’s released the official remix to her viral single, “Try Me,” featuring Ty Dolla $ign–one of the single’s earliest supporters–and Remy Ma, who Dej considers to be one of the illest doing it. You can listen to the remix below, and get ready for Dej’s new mixtape, Sell Sole, which hits tomorrow. Oh, by the way, “Try Me,” isn’t her only banger. “Bird Call” was released today, and it’s certainly worth the listen.
LA raptresses PTAF derops single from their 3 The Hard Way album
After finding success with their hit song, “Boss Ass Bitch,” Los Angeles-based female Hip-Hop trio, P.T.A.F. (Pretty Taking All Fades), is back again. Rejuvenated and with more music to show the world that they are not just a Vine and YouTube sensation, P.T.A.F. has been steady at work recording new material. By following up their success with a fresh new single called, “Hol Up,” P.T.A.F. looks to solidify their place amongst the fast rising stars of the West-Coast and other female emcees that have paved the way for their movement and widespread acceptance. One such female rapper is Nicki Minaj who jumped on the remix of “Boss Ass Bitch” trying her hand at flowing over the boom-bap heavy beat, reminiscent of Hip-Hop’s early days. Although the girls are proud of their success with Nicki Minaj, they are not yet content despite generating over 20 million views with their song “Boss Ass Bitch.” Having released “Hol Up, “You Playin”, “Boss Ass Bitch” and “Fly Shit Only” the girls are in a groove with respect to writing and recording new material for their EP 3 The Hard Way, which is set to release October 27th, 2014.
Blake Griffin ain’t nothing to f*** with
Don’t take his kindness, marketable personality and attitude, and his willingness to crack jokes for weakness. Blake Griffin doesn’t take kindly to being unnecessarily fouled any more than the next man. So when the Utah Jazz’s Trevor Booker decided to try to semi-flagrantly foul Blake Griffin to stop him from throwing down one of his absurdly theatrical dunks, Blake was not happy, and it’s by pure luck the referees were able to get in between Griffin and Booker and stop what could’ve been a pretty bad fight. Watch clip above, and remember, we’re 8 days from the 2014-2015 season. God bless.
Directed by: @RobMacFilm
When I grow up, I want my spirit animals to be like Earthgang (that’s one word, by the way). The Atlanta duo of Johnny Venus and Doctur Dot is just the right balance of lyricism and the regular stuff we’re all made up and live through. In their newest video off of their last album, Shallow Graves For Toys, features them tripping in the dessert and stimulates the sensations as if you were tripping on their music. The title of the track comes from the horns on the beat, which can be seen as West End/Campbellton Rd areas of the S.W.A.T.S. (South West Atlanta, Too Strong). As for the rhymes, you’ll be enlightened on a lot of life’s secrets from girls in the studio to third eye classification.
And if you’re lucky enough, you can catch them on tour with Ab-Soul:
10/20 Santa Cruz, CA | Catalyst
10/21 Santa Ana, CA | Observatory
10/22 San Francisco, CA | Regency
10/23 Las Vegas, NV | Hard Rock Live
10/24 Ventura, CA | Ventura Theater
10/25 Tucson, AZ | Rialto Theatre
10/26 San Diego, CA |Somas
10/28 Los Angeles, CA | Fonda
10/29 Scottsdale, AZ | Venue of Scottsdale
11/4 Houston, TX | Warehouse Live
11/5 New Orleans, LA | HOB
11/6 Dallas, TX | Southside Music Hall
11/7 San Antonio, TX | The White Rabbit
11/8 Austin, TX | Scoot Inn
11/10 El Paso, TX | Tricky Falls
11/11 Albuquerque, NM | Sunshine Theater
Bryan Hahn thinks they ingeniously actually only filmed like 30 seconds and it stretched out into this psychedelic trip. He’s on Twitter (@notupstate).
Joined by elected officials and housing advocates in Syracuse, Rochester and Buffalo Attorney General Schneiderman announced $20 million in awards to 10 New York State land banks that are working to rebuild and restore neighborhoods hit hard by the housing crisis. This new round of awards is in addition to the $13 million distributed by his office last year, bringing his total commitment to fighting blight in New York communities to $33 million. The Attorney General made his announcements at properties in Syracuse, Rochester and Buffalo that are undergoing rehabilitation by a local land bank, thanks to funding provided by the Attorney General’s Office.
As part of his statewide gun buyback program, Attorney General Schneiderman’s Office held its seventh gun buyback in Hauppauge. Sponsored by Suffolk County Executive Steven Bellone and the Suffolk County Police Department, the event accepted working and non-working, unloaded weapons in exchange for compensation on site, to encourage New Yorkers to safely remove unwanted firearms from their homes. At the buyback, Attorney General Schneiderman announced that 111 firearms had been turned in to his office, including 26 handguns, 83 rifles and two assault weapons. In total, the Attorney General’s gun buybacks statewide have resulted in the turning in of 749 firearms.
A report issued by Attorney General Schneiderman this week found widespread illegality across New York City listings on Airbnb, an online lodging rental platform. Data indicates that as much as 72 percent of Airbnb reservations over the last several years violate New York law. The report also found commercial enterprises using Airbnb to operate multimillion-dollar businesses: In one instance, a single commercial user made $6.8 million in less than five years. The Attorney General also announced the formation of a new joint enforcement initiative with the City of New York to investigate and shut down illegal hotels in the five boroughs.
Attorney General Schneiderman filed a lawsuit against New York City-based Papa John’s pizza franchisee and its owner for significantly underpaying more than 400 delivery workers. According to the complaint, the restaurant not only failed to pay delivery workers the minimum wage, but also required them to pay for bicycles and safety equipment used to do their jobs. The lawsuit seeks more than $2 million in restitution, damages, and interest for the defrauded workers, and seeks to halt the owner’s ongoing illegal business practices.
Joined by eight other state attorneys general, Attorney General Schneiderman reached a $850,000 settlement with TD Bank regarding a 2012 data breach, in which 1.4 million files were compromised. The settlement follows an investigation by the states into the events leading up to the breach, and requiring the bank to reform its practices to help ensure that future incidents do not occur. If you are looking to safeguard your personal information, follow the Attorney General’s tips here.
Attorney General Schneiderman encouraged New York consumers to take basic steps to reduce heating costs as temperatures begin to drop. Many New York families face the dual challenge of harsh temperatures and the expense of heating bills but there are ways to reduce costs and obtain assistance, if needed.
Attorney General Schneiderman secured a pair of agreements with Hilton Resorts Corporation and Wyndham Vacation Resorts to help protect purchasers of timeshares from potential deception and confusion. Under the agreements, the two hospitality companies will end certain practices and enact reforms to make the timeshare industry safer, more transparent, and more accessible to investors.
Attorney General Schneiderman reached a settlement agreement that bars two New York City developers from offering or selling securities, including condo and coop sales, in New York. The agreement is the result of an investigation by the Attorney General’s Real Estate Finance Bureau into allegations of fraud by the developers of the Mirada in Harlem, including disguising their identities and questionable business background from investors.
Attorney General Schneiderman announced a national $31 million national settlement to resolve allegations that drug manufacturer Organon underpaid rebates to Medicaid, offered improper financial incentives to nursing home pharmacy companies, promoted its antidepressants for unapproved uses, and misrepresented its drug prices. As part of this settlement, New York will receive nearly $2.5 million in restitution and other recoveries.
Attorney General Schneiderman and San Francisco District Attorney George Gascón praised the release of Google’s new version of Android software, which will incorporate theft deterrent technology for the first time – innovation that will give the majority of smarphone users access to a solution that deters thieves. As co-chairs of the Secure Our Smartphones Initiative, they also urged every actor in the smartphone industry – including Google – to take the necessary, additional step of ensuring this technology is opt-out on all devices – the only effective way to ensure violent criminals lack the incentive to steal any smartphone.
Attorney General Schneiderman announced the arrest and nine-count indictment of a Utica nurse’s aide, who allegedly abused a physically disabled nursing home resident. If convicted, the defendant faces up to 21 years in prison.
Attorney General Schneiderman honored Domestic Violence Awareness Day on Wednesday, “going purple” on his social media pages. Staff members at the Attorney General’s Syracuse, Rochester, Binghamton and Brooklyn offices also wore purple to raise awareness.
Don’t call it a comeback
Earlier this year, Christ Bearer made headlines with an unfortunate incident: he cut his penis off in a failed suicide attempt. The troubled rapper, whom RZA signed in 1988, became one of the laughingstocks of the internet, but, undeterred, made a concerted attempt to get his third leg reattached. Now, several months later–and most likely in recovery–Christ Bearer has a new, less violent hobby: stand-up comedy. Watch the above clip, in which he makes several jokes about, well, you know.
Us ladies get nice kicks for our smaller feet from time to time, but not every women wants to rock bright, neon colored kicks when the nine times out of ten the original colorways are ten times better. It’s look like Nike has taken notice to it too, giving us a new neutral but glam option in three solid colorways.
Teaming up again with Designer Jun Takahashi, the two came together this time around for the Undercover x Nike Dunk Sky Hi. Takahashi is reportedly known for his medieval theme in fashion, which the new kicks are clearly inspired by. Expanding Undercover’s Fall ’14 collection, the designer used beige, black and white for his color palette, incorporating faux pony hair and debossed leather croc on all three kick’s swooshes and panels. The hidden wedge adds extra height to the wearer, transforming the kicks from athletic to chic. If you’re one of the ladies who has to have them (or if you’re a guy who wants to get them for his lady), all three pairs will be available at select Nike retailers October 30th. Check them out below:
Photos courtesy of Sneaker News.
Kairi is an avid sneaker lover who believes she was from Chicago in her past life. Follow her on Twitter @_findingforever.
Drop it to the floor like..
Chris McClenney from Soulection mixes another Rome Fortune track today and it sounds amazing. Rome’s track “5 Second Rule” from his latest Small VVorld album is a fast-paced song, but Chris slowed it down a bit and added the right amount of production to it. Expect more collaborations with Rome Fortune and Soulection in the future. If you haven’t downloaded Small VVorld yet you can download it here.
Follow Erica on Twitter- @Eri_Rho
You can take from me…
After opening up for Tory Lanez at Websterhall during his Lost Cause Tour, Khary Durgans presents the visual to “The Giving Tree” by way of All Def Digital. The video directed by Khary, is simple yet very creative and goes with his aesthetic as an artist. “The Giving Tree” is Kahry’s first visual to his upcoming Swim Team EP featuring some of your favorite artists and producers. Be on the look out for his Swim Team EP dropping this November.
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