For years, the debate has been whether or not Michael Jordan or LeBron James is the superior basketball player. Would LeBron have been able to do what Jordan did with Phil Jackson, Scottie Pippen and company? Would Jordan have led this depleted 2014-2015 Cavs team to the finals? The debates are endless, and they continue to evolve.
Well, Jordan and LeBron themselves have been swept into it, and after Michael Jordan said last week that he would beat LeBron, “no question,” LeBron has fired back via his interview with The Today Show. King James was asked who he’d pick in that hypothetical epic legend vs legend battle, and of course, the 4-time MVP picked Mich…himself.
“Oh, I take myself. For sure. I mean, I’m gonna take myself versus anybody. I’ll tell you one thing—they’re gonna have to have a few wheelchairs and a couple ambulances there to get us off the floor.”
Hey, guys. Do it for charity? (And satisfy the wet dreams of every basketball fan ever while you’re at it).
On Saturday, the tragic news of Brooklyn legend Sean Price‘s passing broke, and the outpouring was immediate. Artists decorated Brooklyn walls with images of the Duck Down and Heltah Skeltah rapper, and thus far, over $70,000 has been raised by the supportive public to assist Price’s family with his funeral costs.
Today, Mac Miller let loose with a song he’d completed with Price prior to this weekend, under his production-prolific alias Larry Fisherman. The song, titled “Pet Sounds,” is tailor made for the Bushwick native’s talents, featuring a deftly cut sample, and a subtle but definitive bass line, providing a wide open end zone for Sean P to dance all over. In support of Price’s family, Mac made sure to emphasize that folks enjoying the song donate, if possible, to Price’s family’s cause.
Meek Mill‘s beef with Drake has carried on long enough, let’s be honest. The rappers themselves aren’t even perpetuating it, social media is. So, it’s fitting that Meek took to social media to put an end to it.
According to the following snapshot, Meek is no longer “entertaining” the beef with Drake, citing bigger goals and issues at hand. This could have something to do with AR-AB‘s diss track to Meek, which was in response to Meek screaming “f*ck you” on stage at a recent Pinkprint Tour stop. AR’s diss wasn’t about throwing subtle shots like Drake and Meek’s exchange, but instead was a violent retort, all but threatening a violent end to their riff. You can read Meek’s full message, which was posted int he form of an Instagram comment, below.
Meek Mill comes to his senses.. Posted and deleted this comment. Says he doesn’t have to prove himself. Good read. pic.twitter.com/8cEIb2DKxV
Drake‘s strategic take down of Meek Mill, culminating in his much-talked about OVO Fest performance, was highlighted by “Back to Back,” the 40-produced, up-tempo 2nd response to Meek Mill’s controversial accusations, which Drake enthusiastically performed twice at his Toronto festivities last week.
As if that wasn’t enough, “Back to Back,” which was just officially released to iTunes and Apple Music last week, has debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 at 21, along with two of the other songs Drake released, “Hotline Bling” (#66), and “Charged Up” (#78). There’s no telling how high “Back to Back” goes, considering it’s instantly become a favorite nationwide, including at Meek Mill’s hometown Philadelphia Eagles’ practices, but one thing’s for sure, it won’t go away quietly.
Yo Gotti‘s currently prepping his third album, The Art of Hustle, for a 4th quarter release, and in case you haven’t noticed, his latest single, “Rihanna,” is heating up the streets. The Young Thug-featured song has quickly become one of our favorite releases of late, and you can check out the video above.
Gotti will attempt to capitalize on some serious momentum, stemming from his biggest record to date, “F*ck You,” featuring Meek Mill still being in-demand nationwide, not to mention the fact that Meek performs it every night during his Pinkprint Tour set. Less than 2 years ago, the Memphis native released his first album at his new home, Epic Records, titled I Am, which debuted at #2 on the Billboard Hip-Hop charts, and, at just under 50,000 first-week units moved, was the biggest first-week mark of Gotti’s career.
Dirty Sprite 2, Future’s first #1 album and the materialization of the hype that’s surrounded the Atlanta rapper for the past 3 years, came to be partially because of Future’s unwillingness to be part of the tabloid circus that would’ve sensationalized his and Ciara‘s relationship had they stayed together. So, it’s pretty ironic that the album’s cover art and aesthetic provided the atmospheric inspiration for one couple’s wedding, down to the colors of the bridesmaids’ and groomsmen’s attire.
That’s right. According to the following screenshots, the newlywed Livingstons took their devotion to the #FutureHive to a whole new level in North Carolina. And you thought you’d seen it all. Holy, dirty, matrimony.
Yesterday, protesters took to the streets in droves in Ferguson, Missouri in recognition of the 1-year anniversary of Michael Brown‘s death at the hands of police. August 9 recalled dark memories of 2014, when an unarmed teenager, Michael Brown, was shot 6 times by Darren Wilson, a Caucasian former Ferguson police officer, despite evidence pointing to the fact that Brown’s hands were up in the air in a surrendering manner.
Unfortunately, yesterday’s events were also marked by a police-related shooting. According to the Associated Press, a young man, Tyrone Harris, along with several other people was involved in a stand-off with police, and in the ensuing chaos, Harris was shot.
According to St Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar, a “remarkable amount of gunfire” was exchanged during the stand-off, and Harris has since been charged with assault. Harris was reportedly a “close friend” of Michael Brown’s, and the two attended the same St. Louis high school.
Rocky rocks out all by himself in new A.L.L.A. visual
A$AP Rocky‘s sophomore album, At.Long.Last.A$AP., impacted earlier this summer, and thanks to superb production and a refined flow, A.L.L.A. will more than likely prove to be one of the year’s best releases.
Rocky’s 2nd major label release was highlighted by a bass-less collaboration with upstart guitarist Joe Fox and provocateur Kanye West, “Jukebox Joints.” Though Kanye doesn’t make an appearance in the newly released video, Rocky is joined by several members of his A$AP Mob collective as they–along with some gorgeous models–float to Rocky’s slick wordplay. Watch the clip above.
Yes, you read that headline right. 14 years after the movie that earned Denzel Washington his first Academy Award, Training Day, debuted in theaters, we have some pretty interesting, somewhat excitable news.
Training Day will be a TV series on network television, and guess who’s behind it. That’s right, Antoine Fuqua himself.
Not sure how to feel? Don’t worry, we aren’t either. We won’t be able to see Denzel and Ethan Hawke ride around in their “office” and push each other to inhuman moral limits again, but the idea of Fuqua enlisting Jerry Bruckheimer for a cop drama in the vein of Training Day is enough to peak general interest. Warner Brothers Television has signed on to produce the project, and it’s being shopped to the “Big 4” networks.
Can’t wait to see where this ends up. We’ll have updates as soon as deals are announced.
The chaos that followed the initial July reports that Birdman and Young Thug conspired with a confirmed affiliate of Thug’s, Jeffrey Winfrey, to kill Lil Wayne, has died down, but that doesn’t mean in any way that the issues have been quelled.
Investigations continue into the dramatic fallout between Birdman and Wayne, despite Baby’s allegations that he’s spoken to Lil Wayne before and after his tour bus was shot at (allegedly by Winfrey). According to court papers acquired by TMZ, Baby’s financial differences with Lil Wayne, which are well documented and publicized, is “what ultimately led to the shooting.”
Birdman continues to deny any involvement, despite the indictment, and his perceived “beef” with Weezy.