Los Angeles, CA – The marathon continues for Nipsey Hussle’s epochal legacy in the finance, music, fashion, education and real estate industries.
His team announced on Tuesday (August 20) on Instagram that Puma will help preserve his movement in style by releasing the late rap mogul’s signature sneaker collection to the public on September 5.
“Nipsey spearheaded this project from concept to final product over the course last year, flying to meetings, reviewing samples, bringing in material references he liked, and most importantly ensuring that it reflected his style authentically with no compromise,” Nip’s team said in the caption. “Each detail from logo placement, fit, colorways, and materials was thoughtfully done. His signature style and DNA can be found in each garment that’s part this collection from the khaki suit to the tracksuit.”
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Our team is proud to announce that our first collaborative capsule with Puma drops on September 5th 2019. Nipsey spearheaded this project from concept to final product over the course last year, flying to meetings, reviewing samples, bringing in material references he liked, and most importantly ensuring that it reflected his style authentically with no compromise. Each detail from logo placement, fit, colorways, and materials was thoughtfully done. His signature style and DNA can be found in each garment that’s part this collection from the khaki suit to the tracksuit. This project is very special to our team and we’re handling it with the utmost care to ensure it’s delivered exactly as Nipsey envisioned it. It’s a privilege for us to honor his commitment and carry out this project for people to receive a personally curated collection by Nip Hussle Tha Great.
There will be a new design for the kicks compared to the previously designs as shown below.
“This project is very special to our team and we’re handling it with the utmost care to ensure it’s delivered exactly as Nipsey envisioned it,” Nip’s team continued in the statement. “It’s a privilege for us to honor his commitment and carry out this project for people to receive a personally curated collection by Nip Hussle Tha Great.”
This announcement comes in the wake what would have been Nipsey’s 34th birthday on August 15, five months after he was murdered in front his Marathon clothing store in Los Angeles.
Detroit, MI – Big Sean and his Sean Anderson Foundation brought the second annual DONWeekend celebration, featuring a free block party and a mental health panel, to Detroit Saturday (August 17), and Sunday (August 18).
Today was one the most bossed up things we ever did! Threw a block party w/ free rides, food n everything BUT also had rooms where we introduced people n kids to yoga, self healing, computer coding/engineering, Music programs n lighting and more right in our hood! #DONweekend pic.twitter.com/LQDaxYXVZf
— Sean Don (@BigSean) August 18, 2019
In addition to gifting the children and people his community with free carnival rides, and haircuts, the “Single Again” rapper also donated a $100,000 studio to the Dauch Boys & Girls Club.
The Sean Anderson Foundation shared video highlights capturing the unveiling the new content and production studio that was christened by the performance students from the Midwest artist development company Star Factory.
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We know several THOUSAND people came through to the @bgcsem for #DONWeekend, but you didn’t think we were going to not share the awesomeness with everyone who couldn’t attend did you?! We are going through so much beautiful footage, and we decided to start sharing some highlights from the weekend! This footage was captured on Day 1, during the unveiling the @SeanAndersonOrg Content & Production Studio, with students from @starfactoryad performing! The heartwarming hug is @BigSean connecting with Michigan’s Lt. Governor Garlin Gilchrist! Thank you to @shotsbyabro and @lancealyas for 📸 filming on behalf the @SeanAndersonOrg! • #DONWeekend #neishaneshae #DetroitOnNOW #DONWeekend2019 #DetroitMI #DetroitMichigan #BigSean #SeanAndersonFoundation #nonprit #givingback #education #charity #mentorship #internship #SeanAnderson #drmichaelericdyson #michaelericdyson #myraanderson #askdrjess #drjess #shakasenghor
Sean reflected on the event with a series photos in an Instagram post on Saturday (August 17).
“Went and threw the most legendary Block Party! Free hair braiding n cuts, rides, food, etc. but what’s fire is we introduced kids/grown folk to self-healing, coding, music/engineering lighting programs, yoga, and more, right in my old neighborhood where they never get anything like this n need the inspiration n our guidance the most. All King’s n Queens” he wrote in the post caption.
” It’s our 2nd year doing it and I intend to do it every year til I die and even after that. ”
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Went and threw the most legendary Block Party! Free hair braiding n cuts, rides, food, etc. but what’s fire is we introduced kids/grown folk to self healing, coding, music/engineering lighting programs, yoga, and more. right in my old neighborhood where they never get anything like this n need the inspiration n our guidance the most. All King’s n Queens 👑. It’s our 2nd year doing it and I intend to do it every year til I die and even after that. Mental health panel tomorrow
Sean Don has been making a serious effort to put on for the D since publicly sharing his triumph over depression earlier this year.
The 31-year-old rap star recently announced his plans to return to his roots on his forthcoming album Don Life, and linked with fellow hometown hero Kash Doll in the video for her track “Ready Set.”
Mumbai, India – Mass Appeal is going international as they announce the signing Indian rapper DIVINE. Nas’ imprint joined forces with Universal Music Group to form a new label, Mass Appeal India, concentrated on highlighting the country’s growing Hip Hop culture.
DIVINE is one the most-streamed artists in South Asia. He is known for “gully rap” — a sub-genre filled with raw and uncensored bars.
“Hip Hop is the world’s most influential culture — it’s only right to share what we do at Mass Appeal on a global level,” Nas said press release.
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ALBUM DROP WORLDWIDE!!!”It’s an honour to be associated with a legend like Nas. I grew up listening to his music. For him to recognise not just me, but the whole Indian hip-hop scene is a big win for hip-hop, and for hip-hop in India,” DIVINE says signing with Nas’ Mass Appeal. “He is looking forward to working not just with me, but a lot the young talent in India. I will be working with Mass Appeal India not just in a personal capacity, but also in my capacity as founder Gully Gang Entertainment to help Mass Appeal India build a thriving ecosystem for urban music and culture in the sub-continent. So, let’s bring our A-Game because the world is watching,” – DIVINE @universalmusicgroup @nas @massappeal @massappealindia @universalmusicindia @gullygangindia @bittenbender @devsanyal
“It’s an honour to be associated with a legend like Nas… For him to recognise not just me, but the whole Indian Hip Hop scene is a big win for Hip Hop, and for Hip Hop in India,” the newly Mass Appeal signee stated.
The Mumbai native’s story surviving the streets inspired the Zoya Akhtar-directed feature film Gully Boy which exposed him to an international audience including the Mass Appeal Founder.
“I was first introduced to DIVINE’s music through the brilliant film Gully Boy. I’m proud to announce the launch Mass Appeal India with DIVINE as the first artist on our roster,” Nas stated.
His résumé features “Meri Gully Mein,” “Kaam 25” and “Jungli Sher” as his most popular songs. The Indian star’s debut album Kohinoor is scheduled to be released later in the year.
The Matrix is making a comeback and most of the all-star players are involved (thankfully!).
According to Variety, Lana Wachowski will write and direct the upcoming Matrix 4. Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss will also be reprising their roles of Neo and Trinity.
The flick will be produced and globally distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures and Village Roadshow Pictures. The chairman of Warner Bros. Picture Group, Toby Emmerich, explained on Tuesday:
“We could not be more excited to be re-entering ‘The Matrix’ with Lana. Lana is a true visionary—a singular and original creative filmmaker—and we are thrilled that she is writing, directing and producing this new chapter in ‘The Matrix’ universe.”
Along with Wachowski, Aleksandar Hemon and David Mitchell will also serve as writers. Wachowski is also producing with Grant Hill. Sources say the movie is set to start production in the beginning of 2020.
The three previous Matrix films — The Matrix, The Matrix: Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions — made a combined profit of more than $1.6 billion at the global box office. All three were written and directed by Lana and her sister, Lilly Wachowski.
“Many of the ideas Lilly and I explored 20 years ago about our reality are even more relevant now. I’m very happy to have these characters back in my life and grateful for another chance to work with my brilliant friends,” Lana Wachowski said.
We’ll keep you posted as more info surfaces!
It’s everything you expect — Trey Songz in a near sex scene with a beautiful woman while YFN Lucci entertains the vixen he likes. Over the weekend the pair went viral after a clip of Lucci leaving Trey hanging hit the internet. Trey reposted the video and joked about Lucci “acting funny.” He also referenced the “All Night Long” visual.
“Damn me and @yfnlucci just shot the video for our shit last week and he already acting funny. 🤦🏾♂️,” he hilariously told fans. See the moment that had everyone laughing below.
Of course Black Twitter had a ball with that one… see their reactions on the flip and check out the new video up top.
New York, NY – JAY-Z’s partnership with the NFL has elicited all sorts opinions since it was announced. Irv Gotti, one Hov’s longtime friends and collaborators, has joined in the discussion by addressing his concerns with the deal while speaking to Page Six.
Although Gotti is still waiting to see how everything plays out, the Murder Inc. co-founder is worried Jigga’s being used by the league.
“To sit there and watch JAY talk while Roger Goodell is sitting there quiet, it almost looks like the NFL manufactured and manipulated JAY to be the front and face the bullshit, knowing JAY is so powerful that he can make people forget about Kaepernick and others] kneeling,” he told Page Six.
Gotti said the partnership was “a brilliant move for the NFL.” But the creator BET’s Tales series thinks the league may have orchestrated a situation in which Mr. Carter can be its scapegoat.
“If it was a masterminded plan, then you just used Hov for a masterminded plan and made him look like a pawn in this whole fucking thing,” he noted.
Hov and NFL announced their partnership last week. As part the deal, Roc Nation will serve as the league’s “live music entertainment strategist.”
JAY will also be involved in the league’s social justice initiative Inspire Change. He is reportedly expected to become a co-owner an NFL team as well.
Los Angeles, CA – Egyptian Lover dropped his inaugural studio album in 1984. Titled On The Nile, the pioneering project effortlessly melded two worlds together: Hip Hop and electro. It also spawned one the most enduring breakdancing records on the planet, “Egypt, Egypt.”
To celebrate the company’s 70th anniversary, adidas has unveiled a new ad campaign, which uses “Egypt, Egypt.” Speaking to HipHopDX, Egyptian Lover — real name Greg Broussard — explained how it coincided perfectly with his 35th anniversary.
“It’s been a really great year,” Egyptian Lover told DX. “The adidas ad] was very simple. They emailed me, told me about it, we did the paperwork and it was done. I was very pleased and excited to hear my song in the ad. It’s been a great year for me and my 35th anniversary.
“Not only adidas, but also Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Snowfall TV show and many other things are happening. I feel very thankful for all my fans and companies still loving this record.”
To celebrate our 70th anniversary, we are unboxing some our most iconic stories.
Open the box and you’ll find more than shoes – you’ll find legends.#HOMEOFCLASSICS
— adidas Originals (@adidasoriginals) August 18, 2019
In the ad, a blue adidas shoe box opens up and key moments from the company’s history are displayed through different mediums inside — from Run-DMC’s iconic laceless adidas look to Stan Smith on the tennis court.
Samples “Egypt, Egypt” are peppered throughout the 30-second snippet.
Watch the clip above and revisit the original song below.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, Tracy Morgan has landed a role in the film. The former Saturday Night Live star joins a list new cast members that includes Wesley Snipes, Leslie Jones and If Beale Street Could Talk’s KiKi Layne.
Coming To America 2 tells the story Prince Akeem (Murphy) — on the verge becoming Zamunda’s king — discovering he has a son named Lavelle in America. Jones plays Lavelle’s mother, who had a one-night stand with Akeem. Morgan portrays her brother.
Snipes has been cast as General Izzi, who rules a neighboring nation to Zamunda. Layne plays Akeem’s daughter.
Although the sequel will have plenty newcomers, Coming To America fans will also get to see a few familiar faces. Arsenio Hall, James Earl Jones and Shari Headley are all set to reprise their roles from the original film, which was released in 1988.
Production for Coming To America 2 is scheduled to begin later this month. The movie is currently scheduled to debut on December 18, 2020.
‘The Proud Family’ Might Return & These Updated Character Designs Reflect Nearly 20 Years Of Flyness
Hold the phones, mute the feed and put Solange and Destiny’s Child on the phone!
The Proud Family is back!
Tommy Davidson leaked the info that the animation show is supposedly coming back in a red carpet interview with WhereistheBuzz. The actor and comedian, who voiced the show’s Oscar Proud character, had this to say:
“I forgot to tell you that….Proud Family‘s coming back,” he said. “It’s on one of Disney’s streaming…Yea they told me not to tell nobody.”
You can’t just drop a bomb like that without a press release, signed agreement or teaser trailer!
Disney has yet to release an official statement regarding this new Proud Family reboot. However, the Disney streaming service Disney+ is supposed to launch on November 12, according to Tech Crunch, so the beloved cartoon might make its premiere around that time.
Not too long after Davidson made his slip of the tongue, a Proud Family Twitter page started tweeting out character designs with the cast looking much older. It’s not certain if this page is the official reboot page or if the character designs are Disney property. But either way, Penny Proud (originally voiced by Kyla Pratt) was giving LEWKS…
And her friends were snatched as well.
Even the Gross Sisters were slaying (hopefully not literally)…
It’s no surprise that Penny and the squad might reach new heights of flyness, even after being off the air since 2005. They already provided iconic moments that solidified them as #SquadGoals.
Like the time Penny gave pop star greatness as Penné.
Or that time Penny, Dijonay, Zoey, LaCienega and Sticky had an epic dance-off against peanuts.
Even Olei Gross had her moments.
The Proud Family has always had its pulse on the culture, ever since it premiered in 2001.
Hopefully, the show will make a comeback and bring that same energy!
Jidenna, Jidenna, Jidenna.
The multitalented star has always been fine, but for some odd reason, folks are just starting to notice. Maybe it’s his delectably delicious Instagram pics.
Or could it be his cool guy, classic man swag that has all the womens all on him these days.
Whatever it is, we’re here for it, and glad that Jidenna is getting the attention he deserves. The best part about Jidenna being hot right now is that he’s single and openly ready to mingle. On Tuesday, the classic man tweeted:
I believe in monogamy. I believe in polyamory. I believe in marriage. I believe in non-traditional union. There are agreements & compromises to be made in every relationship. Most of all, I believe in Love & Honesty as the foundation. I’m looking for wifey.
And judging by his recent Hot Boy moves, he meant what he said:
There was a whole Twitter moment earlier this Summer with guys jokingly tweeting that there was a great chance Jidenna could take their girlfriend.
On Tuesday, the “Tribe” singer stopped by the Breakfast Club and dished on everything from African History to Polyamory. But all viewers could focus on his fine looks.
Samantha Curry: This man is just beautiful. I instantly clicked just to lust over him
Kessa R: Y’all got the Chief in the building! Most of us are just here lusting over Jidenna.
In case you need a reminder of Jidenna’s zaddiness, hit the flip for pics that prove the African king is certainly hubby material.
Press Play: Details On Tonight’s ‘Pose’ Finale, Larry Wilmore On Creating ‘The Bernie Mac Show,’ And MORE
Pose actresses Dominique Jackson and Indya Moore hit up Good Morning America to talk all about this season of the hit FX show and more. As we approach the season finale tonight, co-creator Steven Canals (who was also in the building), let fans know what to expect.
“What’s really exciting about the finale is that we jump ahead about nine months or so,” he said. “We pick up from what we’ve seen from the last two episodes, which is all of Blanca’s children have all left and they’re living their lives…that’s been the house that we’ve been following for the past two seasons and in the finale we see that story really wrap up.”
Tune in at 10 p.m. EST.
Elsewhere, Larry Wilmore let the world in on how The Bernie Mac Show came about.
“It was timing. I had the idea without Bernie based on a show. There was a show on PBS called 1900 House and people had to live as if it was 1900,” he explained. “They rigged cameras in the house. I wanted to do a show where it felt like we were observing this family, rather than the action pushed at us.”
Tune into the TV One clip up top.
“Marriage Story is Academy Award nominated filmmaker Noah Baumbach’s incisive and compassionate portrait of a marriage breaking up and a family staying together” a synopsis, courtesy of the streaming service, reads. Check out the second companion trailer below and let us know if you’ll be tuning in this Fall.
This Video Of A Sign Language Interpreter Keeping Up With Quick Spitting Twista Has The Internet Going CRAZY
Twista is arguably the fastest rapper alive, but over the weekend we learned he’s got some insane competition.
In case you missed it, American Sign Language interpreter Amber Galloway — who is pretty much an ASL celebrity — was interpreting for the crowd at one of Twista’s shows and completely blew everyone away. As she signed with so much energy, Twista stood side-by-side with Gallego, seemingly testing her skills. Let’s just say he’s met his match… and Twitter wasted no time responding.
“Twista‘s sign language interpreter hitting every single word he fires off on stage is 10/10 content. She needs a Guinness World Record,” one person wrote while a more skeptical fan questioned her ability with “Am I really supposed to believe she knows all of Twista’s lyrics?”
Most gave credit where credit was due, however. “She got the internet going nuts! Amber Galloway doing sign language and keeping up with Twista?! Yeah that’s incredible,” a young man tweeted and we agree.
Check out the incredible clip below.