Interview: Sean2 Miles Talks His Blues-Branded 'Farmhaven' R&B & Working With Snoop Dogg

Filed by Alvera CastaldoAlvera Castaldo

Los Angeles, CA – The blues has long been a measuring stick for the depths an artist’s soul.

In the case Sean2 Miles, the blues is his soul as he was born within its harmonic energy. Hailing from Mississippi, his down-home funk drenched in bluesy hymns makes him unique and without limitations.

Having shared studio time with the likes Snoop Dogg and Juicy J, getting placements on Bravo’s hit show Vanderpump Rules and releasing his debut album Heartaches & Turn Ups in 2018 has made the Los Angeles transplant a versatile weapon in the studio.

While talking to HipHopDX, Sean2 Miles breaks down his bluesy artistic process, working with the legendary Snoop Dogg and which albums he deems to be classic.

HipHopDX: There are a zillion artists right now on Instagram, YouTube, SoundCloud, but you’re a thriving artist and you’ve actually been having your stuff validated by legends in the game. How does one believe in their musical talent so much or how does one get their musical talent validated by legends?

Sean2 Miles: I think it’s a great feeling, man. I’m real honored to have those validations. That’s another reason to keep pushing forward. You know what I’m saying?

HipHopDX: How did you hook up with Snoop Dogg for “Girls, Girls, Girls?” I mean there’s rappers who are popping who don’t have a song with Snoop Dogg. How do you stumble onto something like that? That’s lit.

Sean2 Miles: Well, shout out to Papa. Papa is Snoop’s main bodyguard. So he’s the one who came into my studio and had Kurupt and Triggs and Crooked I all come into my studio downtown L.A. It’s a bank vault that I created into a studio. He came in, started to vibe and ended up hearing some music and was like, “Yo, I think you should drop on this song.” I didn’t think nothing it. Triggs already had the song with Snoop. I just threw my verse at the end it and I ended up getting a call from Snoop. Snoop was just like, “Yo, that was real sick what you did. I like the melody. I like your approach. Put that second verse!”

So I mean I get that call, I mean I just sent it f like here you go (laughs). He called me back and was like, “That shit was tight.” I was just like damn.

HipHopDX: That’s dope, man. That’s really good. And the song came out really good and everything. It’s Triggs’ song?

Sean2 Miles: Yeah. It’s Triggs’ song.

HipHopDX: Yeah. It came out really good.

Sean2 Miles: Triggs is an artist Doggy Style South, yeah.

HipHopDX: Doggy Style South! That’s a headline.

Sean2 Miles: Yeah. Exactly. Then, since I’m being from Mississippi, it was just a perfect combination. I did the video and started touring a little bit. It was supposed to go back on tour soon.

HipHopDX: Nice. Nice. Yeah. Being from Mississippi, f the top my head I have David Banner, Big K.R.I.T. and Rae Sremmurd. That’s a pretty short list guys who breakthrough from the area. I know you moved to L.A. Is there not a big Hip Hop movement even underground in Mississippi?

Sean2 Miles: Yeah. It’s definitely there. Shout out to Dear Silas; an artist named Dear Silas that’s really dope and David and Big K.R.I.T. have paid their homage to him. There’s definitely some talent, definitely some talent.

HipHopDX: And you’re planning on bringing, slicing your Mississippi roots with a bit 2020 drip with this Farmhaven album?

Sean2 Miles: Yes, sir. So Mississippi is known as the homeplace American music when it comes to blues, country, soul. So I grew up on blues. That’s what I know. That’s what got me in the door and just loving music from the gate, listening to B.B. King and that whole Malaco Records] sound. This album is to pay homage to where I come from and also it was like an understanding who I am, too. You know I was trying to fish for what’s my sound going to be. By the time I did the verse with Snoop that was my sound: blues. I have a blues influence with my voice. So I’m just pushing that out, putting that forward.

HipHopDX: Who do you hope gravitates to a blues sound? I mean every now and then Hip Hop has a left-field sound, a left-field hit that just transcends the generation. Who do you hope takes to your Hip Hop blues movement?

Sean2 Miles: I hope everybody, especially the youth. You know, blues is a conversation. People talk about music now but blues is something that people don’t even mention. To me, that’s real important even when it comes to R&B. It’s the root all these genres. So I’m trying to make sure they mention blues again.

HipHopDX: For someone who’s never heard Sean2 Miles, how would you describe your sound? You’re a pretty prominent producer, you’re a studio rat, but how do you come across to people upon their first introduction to you?

Sean2 Miles: First impression, first introduction? I mean to me it’s whatever serves you. I’m real versatile when it comes to music in its entirety. I’m a musician as well so I just feel like they will probably hear the musicianship and also hear the realness. I’m here to have fun, too. It ain’t all so serious. I want the smile on people’s faces and I also want to make them think.

HipHopDX: Makes sense. And are you going … Did you go on tour, too? I’m looking at your Instagram. You were on the Snoop Dogg I Want to Thank Me tour?

Sean2 Miles: Yeah. I was on the last five dates on his I Want to Thank Me tour and performed the song.

HipHopDX:So not only do you have experience working with big-name artists, you have big-name tour artist experience. For someone who’s never been on that side things, was it everything that you dreamed it would be? Was it a learning experience?

Sean2 Miles: It was definitely a learning experience, first. It was a learning experience first and also being on stage as he’s performing, watching him and seeing dude is a legend and seeing how his crowd response is and how patient he is. I mean I feel like I got the best person to learn from in the game. Longevity, that’s how I see myself. 25, 30 years plus, that’s what I’m getting in it for.

HipHopDX: Are you planning on signing with Doggy Style South or are you staying independent? What’s your label situation like?

Sean2 Miles: I’m still independent, but I’m also affiliated with Doggy Style South, so I think that conversation will come soon. With me locking in Doggy Style South because I’m all about having my own as well.

HipHopDX: In your opinion, what’s the definition a classic album? I know you are taking your time with Farmhaven to make sure it has the right amount blues sprinkled in it and everything. So how do you give people a classic album in the streaming era?

Sean2 Miles: To me, a classic album is something that’s just timeless. You know, something that you know can be played 10 years, 20 years plus. It has no gimmick to it. It’s real. To me, that’s a classic album. Something that’s just real from the artist coming from the heart.

HipHopDX: Give me some examples albums that you consider classics.

Sean2 Miles: Classic album? For sure to me Anderson. Paak’s Malibu album. To me, that’s going to be a classic album. Of course Dr. Dre’s 2001, that’s a classic album. Michael Jackson’s Bad and Thriller album is a classic album. My son, he’s almost 10 years old and he’s bumping Michael Jackson like he just came on yesterday. For real.

Interview: Sean2 Miles Talks His Blues-Branded 'Farmhaven' R&B & Working With Snoop Dogg

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HipHopDX: That’s lit. And you pick from the obvious classic albums, albums that are real strong on the production side. Would you say you’re a producer first and an artist second or are you a mix both?

Sean2 Miles: Yeah, production. That’s my approach on everything first and then I just say this is the type artist. I just tune into the character I need to go into.

HipHopDX: What’s your opinion on the trap music right now? It’s going on multiple consecutive year runs now.

Sean2 Miles: Yeah. I’m not a big trap fan. I can appreciate the movement, but I’m not really a trap fan like that but I appreciate trap. I still appreciate it because there’s a lot people that come from the gutter and this what they have. This is their ministry. I can even do the sound but it’s a balance. It depends who we’re talking about it in the trap. Young Jeezy, I’m with that.

HipHopDX: The “real” trap music.

Sean2 Miles: Real trap, yeah, yeah (laughs).

HipHopDX: Lastly, my G, going into 2020, any artist that you look forward to working with? Maybe even having some guests on Farmhaven?

Sean2 Miles: Yeah. I know I have Willie Clayton. He’s like a blues legend. Willie Clayton, he’s on my album. Who I would like to work with mostly is Anderson .Paak. I like Anderson .Paak’s whole vibe. The whole soul approach and musicianship that he brings to the table. That reminds me Curtis Mayfield, Stevie Wonder, people like that who are musicians and producers that have pop sound and can win Grammys with it. I really want to work with him. And also Post Malone.

HipHopDX: You think you can make one those songs that get a billion streams with Post?

Sean2 Miles: I wish I did. Soon!

HipHopDX: All right.

Sean2 Miles:I feel like I’m going to hit a gem right now. So as soon as I’m out there I already know it’s going to happen. It has to.

HipHopDX: Putting it out in the universe in this interview.

Sean2 Miles: You got to manifest it, man.

Stream Sean2 Miles’ Farmhaven down below and check him out on Instagram @sean2miles.


The Weeknd Drops Bloody ‘Blinding Lights’ Video

Filed by Antonio AlbertyAntonio Alberty

Diamond-selling singer The Weeknd debuted his latest video “Blinding Lights” on Tuesday (January 21). The Anton Tammi-directed short film continues the plot from his “Heartless” visual.

The gory project displays The Weeknd racing and dancing through the West Coast streets. Eventually, he approaches a lounge singer — played by Miki Hamano — and causes the club bouncers to intervene.

Although The Weeknd has yet to formally announce he’s releasing a new album, his two back-to-back singles could be a sign a new project. The XO artist hasn’t released an LP since 2016’s StarBoy.

Watch The Weeknd’s “Blinding Lights” video above and “Heartless” below.


Elements Music Festival Announces Lineup For Fourth Annual Event

Filed by tr21ktr21k

Elements Music & Arts Festival recently announced a star-studded lineup for its fourth annual event. A veritable “adult playground”, Elements features a beach with stunning lakeside views, a whimsical, art-infused forest and an impressive selection of camping options for the weekend.

The lineup this year includes big names like Claude VonStroke, Diplo, Chris Lake, Gramatik, TOKiMONSTA, Bonobo, Bob Moses, and Four Tet.

The festival is brought to life by BangOn!NYC, the Brooklyn independent production company known for their legendary art and music gatherings. “Festivalgoers can dance from dusk until dawn, journey through immersive environments, take a dip in the serene lake, indulge in delicious eats from craft vendors, or hit reset with a meditative sound bath or expert-led yoga class.” said Brett Herman Co-Founder and Managing Director at BangOn!NYC. “Over the past four years we’ve delivered big surprises and created unforgettable, transformative memories for our festival family, and 2020 won’t disappoint.”

Elements Music & Arts Festival will take place on Memorial Day Weekend, May 22-25th.

3-Day and passes for Elements Lakewood 2020 are available now at elementsfest.us. Festival-goers can choose from a

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Lupe Fiasco Hits Joe Budden For That Vacant Slaughterhouse Spot

Filed by Kristina ClearKristina Clear

Slaughterhouse is no more, but Lupe Fiasco is giving fans a glimmer hope regarding their return. Although a reunion seems out the question due to Joe Budden’s retirement, Lupe has thrown his hat into the ring to be the rapper-turned-podcaster’s replacement if the supergroup attempts a comeback.

“Yo @joebudden Lemme get yo slaughterhouse spot,” he wrote on Twitter.

Lupe has previously expressed his admiration for Slaughterhouse, praising the group during an appearance on The Breakfast Club in 2012. He also has experience as a member a supergroup, teaming with Kanye West and Pharrell as part Child Rebel Soldier. However, CRS never released a project together.

Slaughterhouse ficially disbanded in 2018 following Budden’s retirement and KXNG Crooked’s exit from the group. Their final release, the House Rules mixtape, dropped in 2014.

Royce Da 5’9, Joell Ortiz and Crooked recently had a mini-reunion sorts on Eminem’s Music To Be Murdered By, joining Slim Shady on the album cut “I Will.”

Listen to Eminem’s collaboration with Slaughterhouse sans Budden below.


Ultra Music Festival Phase 2 Lineup Drops, Adding More Live Performances

Filed by Joe NoletteJoe Nolette

Ultra Music Festival has revealed its phase 2 lineup, and it does not disappoint! Besides the typical DJ lineup, this year’s lineup seems to have a little more focus towards the live performance side of things. Those performances include fan favorites like Gryffin’s live set, Gareth Emery’s Lazerface, , ’s custom-designed “book tree” instrument, and Krewella’s first Ultra appearance since 2014.

Headlining DJ acts for phase 2 include , Malaa going back-to-back with , KSHMR, , Snails back-to-back with Kill The Noise, Gorgon City, and Oliver Heldens.

After much anticipation this year, Ultra Music Festival will return to its longtime home at Bayfront Park March 20-22. Tickets are on sale now!

Check out the full lineup below:

Title photo via Ultra


Dave East Gets Torched On Twitter For His 'The Box (Remix)'

Filed by Ryan FerroRyan Ferro

Dave East’s contribution to #TheBoxChallenge isn’t getting a warm reception. After the star Hulu’s Wu-Tang: An American Saga previewed his remix Roddy Ricch’s hit single “The Box” on social media, the Harlem-bred MC was bombarded with negative reactions.

Twitter users posted a variety videos and gifs to detail their disdain for East’s work, coming up with multiple ways to call it “trash.” Even some fellow artists looked down on the Def Jam rapper’s remix as former Raider Klan member Key Nyata commented, “It’s crazy how this nigga is just consistently ass.”

Although East’s version “The Box” has been much maligned, the original has been a massive hit.

Roddy’s song has spent the past two weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. His album Please Excuse Me for Being ANTISOCIAL, which contains the track, also debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart.

Revisit “The Box” above and view some the reactions to East’s remix below.


New EDM Release Radar | January 24th | WTF Is Coming Out Friday?

Filed by Ellamae AlewineEllamae Alewine

What. A. F’ing. Week. Welcome to the New EDM Release Radar, aka the WTF Is Coming Out Friday thread. I’m going to get right to it this week because this may be the biggest music week in a long time. . Avicii. . Ekali & Jason Ross …jeeeessh. Look below!

New EDM This Week Playlist (Updates Friday)


Singles


Aazar, Godamn – Big Beat
Alexander Cruel, Chris Valencia, Antho Decks – Aguilas
Alexander Koning, Vicky Fisher – Piano Sucker
Amir Hussain – Dharma
Angemi, Jeffrey Jey – War
ARASHI – Turning Up (R3HAB Remix)
Artche – Under Skin
ASCO – Latenza
Bear Grillz, Nevve – Smile Without U
Ben Delay – Believe
Bigtopo, Kanallia – The Blackout
Block & Crown, Dzialach – Kalimba De Luna
Block & Crown, Martina Budde – All Around The World
Boris Deckert – New Chapter
Brett Gould, Rion S – The One
BT – Atari’s Lantern
Calvin Harris pres. Love Regenerator – CP-1
Calvin Harris pres. Love Regenerator – Hypnagogic
Carlo Ratto, Alexis Fournier – I Believe In
Cash Cash, Wrabel – Mean It
Castion – El Zorro
Catz ‘n Dogz, Simon Black – Body
Chris SX – Das Find Ich Cool!
Code Blox, Pyro – Running
Conro – Without Your Love
Crazibiza – Cumbiano
Danny Dove, The Flirtations – I’m In Love
Dave202 – Sentry
Dirty Ducks – Juice
DJ Kuba & Neitan, Kris Kiss – Helicopter (VIP Edit)
DMNDS – The Rhythm Of The Night
Drival, Eric Lumiere – Come Home
Fort Arkansas – Set Me Free
Funk Machine, Rakan – In My Arms
Futurenova – Jungle
Futuristic Polar Bears, Lenerd, Loveletters – Afterparty
Habstrakt – Free
Jacq – Where Do I Go
Jay Hardway – Operation Unicorn
Joel Corry, Harlee – Lonely
Jon Costa, David Novacek – Couldn’t Love You More
Kaivon – New Beginnings
Kaskade, BROHUG – 1990
KEVU – Pull Up
Ku De Ta, Nikki Ambers – Family Affair
Kygo, Avicii, Sandro Cavazza – Forever Yours
Larsson, Michael Mashkov – 1987
Leftwing : Kody, Camden Cox – Without You
Lemelle – You Got Something Special
Lexx Groove – Trippin
Luca Testa – Without You
Maddix, SaberZ – Follow Me
Matador – Desire
Matroda – Jack The House
Matt Caseli, David Jimenez – Lift You Up
Max Lean, Lucas Butler, Max Landry – Meet You There (Olly James Remix)
Max Styler, Laura White – Let Me Take You There (Sammy Porter Remix)
Mike Ivy, John Spinosa, DJ Benjamin – Dirty Musik
Moksi – Fade Away
MOTi, KiFi – Tonight Tonight
Oliver Dollar, Daniel Steinberg – Testified
Paolo M. – All of Us
Paul Jockey, Lissat – Song 2
Pierre Pienaar – Kamaria
PRAANA – Iridescence
R3HAB, Clara Mae, Frank Walker – More Than OK
Raaban, The High – Lovely Day
Randall – Zabana
Rinaly – Phoenix Pinion
Rino Esposito – Tender Love
Route 66 – Revolution (Tough Love Remix)
Scotty Boy – Phonky (DJ Vartan & Techcrasher Remix)
Ship Wrek – Bloodstream
Siks – Maybe You
SLVR – Charge
Spartaque, Alan Wools – Jupiter
Steff da Campo – In and Out Of My Life (Jake Tarry Remix)
Stephan Duy – Beating
Steve Dejay – Labyrinth
Sub-Radio – Better Than That (Dave Audé Remix)
SuperNature – Friday Night
Teamworx, Mr Black – We Are Lost
The Giver – Do It
The Two Fake Blondes – If You Really Love Me
This Culture – Hypnotize
TomCole – Think I Don’t
Troste – Rabiosa (Florian Kruse Remix)
Vintage & Morelli, Arielle Maren, RNX – Lonely Shore
White Chocolate – Keep On Jumping
XiJaro & Pitch – Sfeer
Yakz – 2 FOR 1
Yulia Niko – Man Like Star
ZOYA – The Book of Wisdom
Zsak – Get Up!

Albums, EPs, Remix Packs


1Farshad – Disco Shuffle (EP)
Alan Nieves – What Are You Saying (EP)
Alessandro Arbola – Pump Up (EP)
Andre Salmon – Distance (EP)
Anfisa Letyago – I’d Rather B (EP)
Animal Trainer – Crucita (EP)
Ari El – Smooth Operator (EP)
Barong Family – Family Matters 6 (Album)
Ben Murphy – Close Encounters (EP)
Ben Rainey x Lewis Roper ft. Emmie Craft & Luke J West – I Surrender (Remixes)
Black Girl / White Girl – Raw Trax 888 (EP)
Booka Shade, Lazarusman – Dear Future Self (EP)
Chrissy – New Atlantis (EP)
Clouded Judgement – Body & Soul (EP)
Dabeat – Sarcopython / Trilobit (EP)
Daniel Portman – Thrill of the Chase (EP)
Dave Seaman – Donkey Engine (EP)
David Museen, Erik Christiansen – Fivo (EP)
DJ Face Off – Fantasy (EP)
DJ Lora – Deep In My Soul (EP)
Dorian Craft – Sei Koya (EP)
Echonomist – Modern Wonder (EP)
Ekali – A World Away (Album)
Enamour, Nox Vahn – Sleep Paralysis (EP)
Etnas – Marlons House (EP)
Feelmark – Orbital (EP)
Frankyeffe – Maximizer (EP)
Graphyt – Outer Space (EP)
Gruuve – Krush (EP)
Hanubis – Rave Game (EP)
Hex Cougar – Under the Light of a Dying Moon (EP)
Hidden Empire – Odyssee (EP)
Jack Back, CeCe Rogers – Freedom (Low Steppa Remixes)
Jason Ross – 1000 Faces (Album)
Javi Colina, Quoxx – Overdous (EP)
Jay Robinson – LSD (EP)
Josu Freire – Stop The Hate (EP)
KIZ – Insane (EP)
Manu Fuentes – Lownoise (EP)
Mason Collective – Art Is Long (EP)
Michelle Sparks – Gloom (EP)
Mike Jaguar – Natural Noise (EP)
MiSinki – Perseus (EP)
Murat Ugurlu – Novembre (EP)
Nachtbraker – Fatoe Morgana (EP)
Nitti Gritti, Wuki – Roshambo (EP)
Noisia – Armajet (Original Game Soundtrack)
PALMFooD – Bogogan (EP)
Paul C – Coney Island (EP)
Rone White, Rowen Clark – I’ve Never Seen You Before (EP)
Rossi. – Nova (EP)
S-file – Sense of Life (EP)
Sanda – Hands Up / That Feelin’ (EP)
Sergio Saffe – Mind Games (EP)
SPNCR, Elvis Suarez – To The Music (EP)
Stiv Hey – Reflections (EP)
Subtle Houzze – Controversy (EP)
Sunil Sharpe – Etaci (EP)
Svan Gianz – Freenetik (EP)
Sven Kerkhoff – Get High / Seems Like (EP)
The Mekanism – Bless (EP)
The Southern – Raw Culture (EP)
The Willers Brothers – Possibility (EP)
The YellowHeads – Aphelion (EP)
Tomy Wahl, Alain Fanegas – Karma (EP)
Uto Karem, Hollen – Code Black / Damaged (EP)
Various Artists – Crosstown Rebels Presents Spirits III (EP)
Various Artists – Dots and Pearls 6 (EP)
Various Artists – Family & Friends, Vol. 4 (EP)
Various Artists – Hello 2020 (EP)
Various Artists – Maxximize Future Sounds (EP)
Various Artists – Unified Vol.11 (EP)


DaBaby, Megan Thee Stallion & Roddy Ricch To Headline 2020 Broccoli Festival

Filed by Judi PeartJudi Peart

Washington, D.C. – DaBaby, Megan Thee Stallion and Roddy Ricch are set to headline the 2020 Broccoli City Festival. The annual fest will return to Washington, D.C. the weekend May 7-9 at the newly renovated Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium.

Other performers will include Ari Lennox, Burna Boy, Doja Cat, IDK, Lucky Daye and more, including unannounced special guests. Last year’s headliners were Childish Gambino and Lil Wayne.

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Festival tickets will go on sale on Friday (January 24) at 10 a.m. EST, with general admission starting at $79. According to the Broccoli City website, this year’s festival will add carnival rides, selfie art activations, VIP lounges, a cannabis experience and more.

“As a black-owned, millennial-led festival, we take great pride in our ability to create safe and authentic spaces for the black community to gather and celebrate the beauty our culture,” festival founders Brandon McEachern and Marcus Allen told Billboard.  “At a time like this, it’s imperative for us to protect these spaces and encourage one another to make their voices heard, which is why our return to Washington, D.C. is so important.”

Find out more on the festival’s website.


Juice Wrld’s Cause Of Death Revealed

Filed by Elsa MajewskiElsa Majewski

Chicago, IL – Juice Wrld’s cause death has ficially been determined after he shockingly passed away last month. According to the Cook County Medical Examiner, the late rapper died from an accidental overdose oxycodone and codeine.

The Interscope Records artist, whose real name was Jarad Higgins, went into cardiac arrest at the Chicago Midway International Airport and was pronounced dead at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, Illinois on December 8, 2019.

According to police, Juice suffered a seizure while cops and federal agents searched his private plane for guns and drugs.

Witnesses claimed Juice swallowed multiple Percocet pills, which contain oxycodone, in an effort to conceal them from authorities. Police and federal agents were called to the airport after being tipped f to a private jet carrying large amounts narcotics.

Authorities found 70 lbs. marijuana and six bottles what’s believed to be liquid codeine, but no passengers have been charged with drug possession so far.

Two Juice’s security guards were hit with gun charges after three handguns were discovered on the jet.

Juice was 21 years old. He was laid to rest at a private funeral on December 13.


Nick Cannon Calls Orlando Brown's 'Dick Sucking Claim' A 'Cry For Help'

Filed by Joe NoletteJoe Nolette

Los Angeles, CA – Actor/singer Orlando Brown made a wild claim earlier this week when he said he let Nick Cannon perform oral sex on him. Now, Cannon could’ve exploded with anger or embarrassment or completely ignored the situation altogether but instead, he decided to take the high road.

On Wednesday (January 22), the Power 106 radio personality addressed Brown’s statements in a lengthy Instagram post and urged people to have sympathy for Brown. He believes he’s simply a victim the Hollywood lifestyle.

“When I first saw this I thought it was fucking hilarious!!!!” Cannon wrote. “But then after putting a little cognitive effort and analytical thought to the situation, I figured what a great opportunity for a ‘teachable moment!’ First f let me say I am praying for the young brother Orlando even though I don’t really know him personally, I have always loved and enjoyed his talent and have been a fan his past work. He was fucking brilliant in Major Payne, and had us all laughing on ‘Thats So Raven.’

“But this is another crucial example when we allow our young artists to be prematurely exposed by this demonic business and left out to fend for themselves. We need better support systems for our youth and take care our own. I watched various this young brothers videos and all I see is a cry out for help.”

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When I first saw this I thought it was fucking hilarious!!!! 🤣🍆💦😂😂😂 But then after putting a little cognitive effort and analytical thought to the situation,I figured what a great opportunity for a “teachable moment”! First f let me say I am praying for the young brother Orlando even though I don’t really know him personally, I have always loved and enjoyed his talent and have been a fan his past work. He was fucking brilliant in Major Payne, and had us all laughing on “Thats So Raven”. But this is another crucial example when we allow our young artists to be prematurely exposed by this demonic business and left out to fend for themselves. We need better support systems for our youth and take care our own. I watched various this young brothers videos and all I see is a cry out for help. So I don’t know if there are any real leaders or solid individuals in this young man’s life but let’s embrace him and tighten him up so he doesn’t become another lost victim to these hollywood circumstances. I indeed believe this brother has the God given talent to be on Wildnout but this definitely ain’t the way to audition, this actually hurts my heart to see that we have allowed Orlando, along with various other young gifted performers we grew up loving, to just dwindle away after these corporations made their billions f them. Now due to substance abuse and diagnosed psychiatric disorders our loved ones are now aimlessly begging for the attention they were once given , instead the help they actually need. All while we sit back and just laugh… The most irresponsible parties involved in all this is our media, specifically the “culturally conscious”. For us to continue to post slander and tear one another down for click bait to make these white supremacy propagated platforms more money is asinine and deplorable. These cannibalistic tactics only destroy “Us”. Really, in post like this, who wins??? We might chuckle, joke, pass the gossip on through our low frequency vibrations but does it truly make you feel good??? Especially knowing that there are higher powers looking down at you. So I hold @iheartradio @complex @worldstar accountable!…

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The Wild ‘N Out host, who has been famous for most his life as well, empathized with Brown’s plight and admitted Brown’s situation has him feeling a bit emotional.

“I don’t know if there are any real leaders or solid individuals in this young man’s life but let’s embrace him and tighten him up so he doesn’t become another lost victim to these hollywood circumstances,” he continued. “I indeed believe this brother has the God given talent to be on Wildnout but this definitely ain’t the way to audition, this actually hurts my heart to see that we have allowed Orlando, along with various other young gifted performers we grew up loving, to just dwindle away after these corporations made their billions f them.”

Cannon wrapped up the post by imploring people not to just sit back and do nothing.

“Now due to substance abuse and diagnosed psychiatric disorders our loved ones are now aimlessly begging for the attention they were once given , instead the help they actually need,” he said. “All while we sit back and just laugh… The most irresponsible parties involved in all this is our media, specifically the ‘culturally conscious.’ For us to continue to post slander and tear one another down for click bait to make these white supremacy propagated platforms more money is asinine and deplorable.

“These cannibalistic tactics only destroy ‘Us.’ Really, in post like this, who wins??? We might chuckle, joke, pass the gossip on through our low frequency vibrations but does it truly make you feel good??? Especially knowing that there are higher powers looking down at you.”

Brown has struggled with mental health and substance abuses issues in the past. In a 2018 interview with Dr. Phil, he was fered treatment but refused to take it. He’s also been arrested five times for charges ranging from possession a controlled substance to domestic battery.


JAY-Z's Roc Nation, NFL & Botham Jean's Family Partner For Awareness-Raising PSA

Filed by Judi PeartJudi Peart

JAY-Z and Roc Nation continued their social justice initiative with the NFL by releasing a new PSA featuring Botham Jean’s family. Jean was the 26-year-old unarmed black man who was shot and killed in his own home by an f-duty Dallas police ficer in 2018.

Jean’s mother Allison, his father Bertrum and his sister Allisa Findley provide narration in the two-minute video. The PSA is the third release The Responsibility Program, which was launched by Roc Nation and the NFL to raise awareness racial inequality and police misconduct.

“I’m thankful that the NFL created this PSA to honor Botham’s legacy and deliver an important message about empathy and unity,” Findley said in a press release. “I truly hope that our society learns from Botham’s story – and the stories many others – so we can make a lasting change in this world. Together, we must all set a better example for future generations and leaders.”

Jean’s killer, former ficer Amber Guyger, was sentenced to 10 years in prison for his murder. She began serving her sentence last October.

The Responsibility Program previously released PSAs about Danroy “DJ” Henry, a former Pace University football player who was slain by a police ficer in 2010, and Antwon Rose II, an unarmed 17-year-old student who met the same fate in 2018.

The initiative also provides education grants to families affected by such deadly examples injustice.

Watch the Botham Jean PSA above and view the previous videos below.


Apryl Jones Regrets Not Having Sex With The Game & A$AP Rocky

Filed by Rebecca RobertiRebecca Roberti

Apryl Jones apparently has some regrets.

In a recent interview with Tiffany Pollard on Brunch With Tiffany, Omarion’s baby mother and ex-fiancée – who recently split up with B2K bandmember Lil Fizz – admitted there were several celebrities she should’ve slept with, including The GameA$AP Rocky and Shaquille O’Neal.

Addressing an Instagram Live rant from last year, during which fans thought she was confessing to sleeping with various Hip Hop and NBA personalities, the Love & Hip Hop personality started f by claiming she was trolling.

“I’m on my live like normal, talking to my fans,” she began. “And then people are under there saying, ‘You fucked The Game’ or, ‘You fucked Lil Fizz. At this point, you’re right – I fucked every single one them. Because that’s what y’all wanna hear.

“Not that I have. I mean, I should have. I should’ve fucked The Game when I had the opportunity. I didn’t… And y’know A$AP, they said A$AP in there … Shaquille O’Neal.”

The original live video Jones alluded to in the interview surfaced last July. During the rant, she also attacked her fans for pinning all her success on her sexual relationships, mockingly saying, “You couldn’t even get a celebrity. (…) I’m a celebrity because I fuck celebrity.”