Is it just us, or do people tend to forget it’s Father’s Day until the day before it’s Father’s Day?
We prepare gifts and trips for our moms sometimes months before Mother’s Day rolls around. Been when it comes to celebrating our dad’s, the urgency is just different.
Most of us are use to our pops not caring as much about things like holidays and gifts. Hell, some of them don’t even care about their birthdays. But just as much as honor and celebrate the women in our lives without an issue, we should do the same for pops. In honor of Father’s Day 2019, check our list of famous fathers who put the “cool” in cool dad.
1. Hov has made more songs about Blue than he has about his wife Bey! Real love.
2. Khaled is the dad of the year. Hands down
3. It’s not hard to tell the Wiz loves being a dad to little Sebastian.
4. Steph Curry’s such a cool dad, he let’s oldest daughter Riley steal his shine during post game interviews.
5. Chano’s daughter Kensli is the SPITTING image of her pops. Twinsies!
6. Who wouldn’t want Diddy to be their dad.
7. Will Smith is the GOAT of cool dads.
8. With Game as your dad, you probably never have to worry about bullies.
9. Kanye West may be a lot of things — and being a dope dad is one of them.
10. Kevin Hart’s babies are all over his IG.
11. Iman was born to be a dad.
Day 1 of Porter Robinson’s curated Second Sky Festival was last night at the Middle Harbor Shoreline Park, in Oakland, California. The Porter curated festival was filled with powerful performances from G-Jones, Chrome Sparks, as well as a bookend performance by Porter, performing as Virtual Self to open the festival.
Since Porter launched his Virtual Self alias in 2017, his Worlds live sets have become increasingly rare. Yesterday, on a beautiful Saturday at Middle Harbor Shoreline Park, in Oakland, California we got another one, and you could see on the live stream he put his heart and soul into this performance. Thankfully, Porter lived streamed the festival via Twitch and as usual, if it’s live streamed, someone captured it, and thank goodness they did. Check out the amazing set below!
Lil Pump has pulled some pretty outrageous stunts during his time in the public spotlight. There was that time he urinated all over a pile British banknotes, his fib about the Harvard commencement speech, and who could forget his recent gas station antics?
Now, the 18-year-old chart-topping rapper is saying he’s quitting drugs — again. However, it’s hard to determine if he’s telling the truth or telling another lie.
On Saturday (June 15), Pump took to his Instagram Stories to proclaim he was done with drugs.
“Yo guys, I’m making an announcement,” he said. “I don’t sip no more lean at all. I don’t do no more drugs, fuck all that.” In the background, someone shouts, “Good job, Pumpee!”
Last January, Pump and Smokepurpp swore f Xanax and were determined to drop the habit — despite having a Xanax-shaped cake to celebrate reaching 1 million Instagram followers in June 2017. But only time will tell.
Along with his latest proclamation, Pump also announced the Lil Pump 2 mixtape is on the way.
In a recent interview with Variety, Cannon calls the job a “dream come true.”
“One my first jobs was interning at a radio station in Southern California (San Diego),” he said. “I’ve been coming to Power since 15, so to be here and now have my own morning show host is crazy. … I can’t wait to get out, connect with the people, do some events, really be in the city in a real way.”
Cannon, who says his “Rolodex is what it is,” plans on bringing a laundry list high prile guests on the show. He also says he doesn’t feel like he’s competing with Big Boy, who was the morning host until 2015.
The current host Wild ‘N Out also says he isn’t concerned about juggling all his various endeavors. In fact, he’s used to it.
“I’m not new to multitasking,” he explained. “Nothing else is going to lose focus or lose the drive I have for it. You’ll see a lot stuff shifting, but this will add to everything I’ve done. It’s a great partnership to things like Wild ‘N Out and The Masked Singer — it all has to do with music and entertainment. It slides right in.”
“Nick Cannon Mornings – Power 106 #1 for Hip Hop” will air daily from 5 a.m. to 10 a.m. PST.
As promised, Drake has shared two new singles to celebrate the Toronto Raptors’ NBA Championship, which he’s dubbed “The Best In The World Pack.”
The first song is titled “Omertá” — the Italian code silence and honor — appears to be written recently. Throughout the track, he talks about his upcoming Las Vegas residency, his status on Forbes Cash Kings List and Pusha T’s “The Story Of Adidon” diss track.
“Last year, niggas got hot ’cause they told on me,” he spits.
The second cut is called “Money In The Grave” and features Rick Ross. It’s slightly more aggressive than “Omertá” and sends a clear signal his beef with Da Boss has ficially come to an end.
“When I die, put my money in the grave/I really gotta put a couple niggas in they place/Really just lapped every nigga in the race/I really might tat, ‘Realest Nigga’ on my face,” he raps.
The Raptors beat the Golden State Warriors on Thursday night (June 13) in Game 6, the first time in its 24-year franchise history.
Listen to the two new tracks above.
Fashion always has a way of making a comeback. Things that were cool 20 years ago were considered lame 10 years ago, but are deemed vintage today. Remember when the good fashion folks on Tumblr made chokers cool again? Sure, the Kardashians took credit, for it, but ultimately, it’s the kewl kids who influence the influencers.
With so many options to choose from these days —thanks in large part to the Internet — style has become objective and all over the place. But there are a few things from the 90’s and 2000’s that we can all probably agree would be fire if they came back in style today.
Hit the flip to check out our list. Happy National Retro Day!
At just three years old, North West is already a staple in modern-day pop culture. The first heir to the Kardashian-West throne is growing up in a time when social media is a primary source of communication (especially in the family she comes from). Surprisingly, little Northie wasn’t always a fan of social networks.
Kim Kardashian revealed that her little toddler was once afraid of Snapchat and its various features. Kim tried to break her daughter’s paralyzing fear of the app by putting her on there more and more, and surprisingly, it worked.
Check out the birthday girl’s cutest Snapchat moments below
Flower Crown Girl.
Imagine minding your own business as you patiently (or not so patiently) wait for a flight when suddenly, ‘Is that André 3000 playing a flute?’ Nah. It can’t be.’ But then — surprise — it is! That’s exactly what happened to NPR radio producer Antonia Cereijido.
She was blown away when she spotted (who she believed was) the Outkast luminary wandering around the terminal playing a flute. After 40 minutes wondering, she finally mustered up the courage to approach him.
“I saw a man walking around my terminal playing a flute for 40 minutes and was losing my mind because I thought it was André 3000,” she tweeted on Friday (June 14). “And then it WAS André 3000!!!”
I saw a man walking around my terminal playing a flute for 40min and was losing my mind because I thought it was André 3000. And then it WAS André 3000!!! 😍😍😍😭😭 pic.twitter.com/tqQ4C8HBh1
— Antonia Cereijido (@antoniacere) June 14, 2019
André and Cereijido posed for a photo, and he confirmed he was indeed playing a “double flute.”
For everyone saying it’s not a flute- I specifically asked him and he said it’s a double flute
— Antonia Cereijido (@antoniacere) June 15, 2019
She later revealed she wished their conversation had gone differently but had “no regrets.”
“Of course I didn’t say anything good,” she said. “Now I’m like… I should’ve talked about how good his verse on Solo is. And how my mom once had a dream he taught our family to dance the hey ya dance and we had achieved the American Dream. W/E NO REGRET.”
Of course I didn’t say anything good. Now I’m like… I should’ve talked about how good his verse on Solo is. And how my mom once had a dream he taught our family to dance the hey ya dance and we had achieved the American Dream. W/E NO REGRETS
— Antonia Cereijido (@antoniacere) June 14, 2019
The ATLien has a history positive fan interactions. Last August, he posed for a photo with a fan who just happened to be wearing an André 3000 t-shirt. The photo quickly went viral.
walking down a silent block in Soho – Andre 3k (my mf hero) walks out a cfee shop as I’m passing.
“Oh my God you’re on my shirt rn.” He was acting just as hype as me, which maximized my level happiness/excitement x10000. What a good day. pic.twitter.com/ICHTng8b8z
— TIANA (@itsTiana) August 29, 2018
New York “backpack” rap pioneers Black Moon have reemerged from the underground with their first new song and video in 16 years.
Titled “Creep Wit Me,” the track serves as the lead single from their upcoming fourth album, Rise da Moon which is expected to arrive before Labor Day.
The song’s title and chorus interpolates Snoop Dogg’s memorable opening lyric from the 1991 collaborative single “Deep Cover (187)” featuring Dr. Dre.
The Brooklyn trio — Buckshot, DJ Evil Dee and 5 FT — dropped its last song and video “Stay Real” in 2003. It was taken from Total Eclipse, their third album and follow-up to 1999’s War Zone.
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“It was so dope working with my crew on this album,” Evil Dee said. “Unlike a lot albums today, we recorded the album together in the same studio. Mr. Walt and I came with our Beatminerz sound (heavy bass and drums) representing that boom bap. Buckshot and 5 ft] came with the ill rhymes.
“Mixing the album was so dope. We wanted to bring back it back to the ’90s with our analog, digital mixing process. Rise da Moon represents Black Moon’s legacy to the fullest.”
Last year, Black Moon celebrated the 25th anniversary its classic 1993 debut album, Enta Da Stage.
Their label, Duck Down Music, dropped Smif-N-Wessun’s The All in January. It boasted production from 9th Wonder and The Soul Council.
Check out the “Creep Wit Me” video above.
After the Toronto Raptors beat the Golden State Warriors on Thursday night (June 13) to win the NBA title, Twitter erupted with reactions.
But many basketball fans were curious about Drake’s reaction. Throughout the 2019 NBA Finals, the 6 God was easily the most vocal and high prile fan out there.
According to video obtained by Sports Center, Stephen Curry FaceTimed with Drake as the six-time NBA All-Star was leaving Oakland’s Oracle Arena, and they were nothing but congenial toward each other.
He told Drake, “Y’all deserved it man. Congrats” to which he replied, “It’s love.”
"Y'all deserve it man. Congrats."
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) June 14, 2019
Drake also told Curry to send his love to Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson, who tore his ACL in Game 6.
The Warriors, who took home the title last year, lost to the Raptors with a final score 114-110. Drake, course, wasn’t complaining. He was captured on video jumping up and down as he celebrated the Raptors’ victory.
— HipHopDX (@HipHopDX) June 14, 2019
Yes, Nas is already a world renowned MC, Grammy Award-nominated artist, actor and co-founder Mass Appeal Records, but now we can add author to his list accomplishments.
On Thursday (June 13), the Queens-bred Hip Hop aficionado headed to Instagram where he announced he was releasing a children’s book called I Know I Can featuring illustrations from Michael Lukowski. He also revealed Mass Appeal was launching a new children’s brand, MAJR.
“@MassAppeal launches @MAJR our kids brand,” he wrote in the caption. “My first book is on the way.”
According to the MAJR website, the company is part a series “empowering kids to be whatever they want to be when they grow up.”
Its mission statement reads: “Our mission is to inspire future generations through the creation unique toys, apparel, and innovative learning tools. Major is here to reflect the diverse hues both the modern family and popular culture, because education starts in the crib.”
I Know I Can is a reference to Nas’ 2003 song “I Can” from his God’s Son album. No release date for the book has been announced.
Diddy and model Cassie dated f and on for over 10 years, but permanently ended their relationship last year.
But, it appears Diddy harbors no ill feelings towards his ex. On Friday (June 14), the Bad Boy mogul congratulated Cassie and Fine on their baby announcement.
“Congratulations @Cassie and Alex,” he wrote alongside a photo the couple. “I wish you all nothing but love and happiness. God bless. L O V E.”
Both Russell Simmons and 2 Chainz applauded Diddy in the comment section for the humbling gesture.
The 32-year-old revealed she was expecting her first child on Thursday (June 13) with an Instagram post her own.
“Can’t wait to meet our baby girl,” Cassie captioned the photo. “Love You Always & Forever.”