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[WATCH] JT And Yung Miami Tease New Song And The Internet Is On Fire

Last night, The City Girls teased a new song on JT’s Instagram and it’s safe to say the City Girls are back.

Jatavia Shakara Johnson, known as JT was sentenced to two years in prison for credit card fraud back in 2018 and was expected to be released in 2020. During JT’s incarceration, Yung Miami held it down for the City Girls, securing a number of collaborations with big-name artists like Megan Thee Stallion, Moneybagg Yo, Tee Grizzley, and visuals that kept fans anticipating her partners release.

Now that she’s released, JT allegedly went straight to the studio to satisfy her fans and from the sound of this snippet, the girls will do just that.

With the caption reading…’Don’t think we ain’t coming’, JT and Yung Miami teased a verse off a new song they recorded and the internet is on fire.

 

Check it out below.

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Hip-Hop Halloween: 10 Last Minute Rap and R&B-Themed Costume Ideas

Halloween is one of the most exciting holidays of the year, giving those who celebrate a chance to be someone (or something!) completely out of the ordinary. While witches, warlocks, vampires and superheroes are some of the top faves when it comes to selecting a costume, dressing up as your favorite rapper or singer will never get old. That’s why we were thrilled to see that Tyler, The Creator recently revealed a set of costumes inspired by an alter ego named IGOR from his latest album of the same name.



Even if you didn’t mind dropping the $230 USD it costs to cop the wig and suit combo seen above, it looks like the IGOR costume is actually sold out at the moment. Dont’t fret, though — we found a few good selections via our friends over at Toynk Toys that will get the job done quicker than you can spit a hot 16. As you’ll probably be hitting up a few Halloween shindigs throughout the week and maybe into the weekend, take a minute to find one or a few suitable suits that are less ghoulish and more on the “G’d up” side.

Keep scrolling to check out some of the best Halloween costume ideas inspired by 10 past and present all-stars in the world of Hip-Hop and R&B:


VANILLA ICE

His days of “Ice Ice Baby” fame are long gone, but you can still rock out like the pioneering white rapper with this hilarious throwback ‘fit. Adding an ironic twist to things, Vanilla Ice was actually born on Halloween!

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THE FRESH PRINCE-ERA WILL SMITH

While the top could also be a dope Biggie costume as well, the hat automatically brings to mind the classic opening sequence played at the beginning of every episode of Will Smith’s breakout sitcom series. Yo holmes, to Bel-Air!

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G-EAZY

Granted, this one falls more along the lines of Grease steez, but where do you think G-Eazy got his swag from?! Pull out your pomade and go rep for the Bay Area!

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THRILLER-ERA MICHAEL JACKSON

The King of Pop will forever remain iconic for this look, and we can’t think of a better get-up to party the night away in if you’re planning on raising the dead with some killer dance moves this Halloween.

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THA CARTER III-ERA LIL WAYNE

Prepare for more than a few laughs aimed your way if you decide on channelling this ’08 Weezy look. However, you’re also 90% certain to win any costume contest with this one. Hey, Mr. Carter!

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2011 GRAMMY AWARDS NICKI MINAJ

Channel the, in her own words, “most dominating female rapper of the last decade chile” by rocking a costume inspired by one of her wildest red carpet looks. Ass pads not included.

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janet.-ERA JANET JACKSON

If you’re looking to get a little nasty this Halloween, going as one of the pioneering queens of pop music is definitely a solid choice. You know you want this!

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“UMBRELLA”-ERA RIHANNA

It’s the song that turned a girl from the left side of an island into a certified superstar. We can’t guarantee you’ll have the same platinum-selling results as Rih, but why not have a little fun going as the ultimate good girl gone bad?

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MEGAN THEE STALLION

Planning on driving the boat during Mischief Night? Saddle up and steer the way to the party as Houston’s premiere hottie currently rocking the mic. You’ll be having a “Hot Girl Halloween” in no time!

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’04 MTV MOVIE AWARDS MARQUES HOUSTON

Come on, we had to save the best for last! The former Immature/IMx lead singer will forever be associated with that barely-there-and-see-through suit from the 2004 MTV Movie Awards, and now you can be a hot mess for Halloween as well. Don’t go fully commando, though!

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Who are you dressing up as this Halloween? Let us know over on our Facebook and Twitter!

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Kendrick Lamar Gives a First Look at His Upcoming Nike React Element 55 Collab

Kendrick Lamar killed it with all of his Nike collabs that dropped last year, and now the Compton rap king is returning to his Swoosh-shaped throne to deliver a special colorway for the React Element 55.



A teaser in every bit of the word — K. Dot pulled a “post-and-delete” earlier today with the black & white image seen above — this grainy preview of the Kendrick Lamar x Nike React Element 55 did a great job at building enough anticipation without spoiling the upcoming big reveal. While Kendrick’s photo makes it hard to make out most, if any, of the shoe’s design details, leaked images obtained by the general sneaker community give a clearer look at what to expect. Monochrome-hued patterns split down the middle to create a stark contrast between the medial and lateral sides of the shoe, and the overall inso for some reason brings to mind moon craters, especially with the speckled React sole unit. We’ll just wait to see the official story behind Kung Fu Kenny’s latest kicking collab with the Swoosh, which is guaranteed to be a limited drop when it arrives in the very near future.

We’ll keep you all posted on when the Kendrick Lamar x Nike React Element 55 is officially revealed, but info from trusted sneaker release projectors like PY_RATES™ (seen below) say it’ll drop as early as next week on November 5 for $150 USD.

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Post Malone and Dickies Partner for Posty Fest Exclusive Clothing

Post Malone is set to host the return of his Posty Fest and has announced a partnership with Dickies for the event.

Post Malone is a huge fane of Dickies and will a Dickies booth on hand at Post Fest that will be the location for giant beer pong games, free boot shines and more. If you want your Dickies experience to go further, you can also purchase exclusive items designed by Post Malone. Items include the Eisenhower jacket and work shirts, which will be exclusive to the festival.

“Feel like my team and I do a great job of turning any one of my weird ideas into a kick ass Dickies outfit,” said Post Malone. “I can tell them I want puppies with laser eyes and I’ll pull up to my show the next day & there is the outfit waiting in wardrobe for me to perform in. It is pretty bad ass.”

Posty Fest 2019 is headlined by Post Malone, Meek Mill, and Pharrell Williams. Additional performances will come from Rae Sremmurd, Jaden Smith, Doja Cat and more.

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DMX Pulled a “No-Show” at the PUMA x Def Jam 35th Anniversary Party in Brooklyn

It was supposed to be an unforgettable night in celebration of two heavyweight brands in music and fashion. However, things ended on an underwhelming note after rap vet DMX pulled out of his headlining appearance at the PUMA x Def Jam 35th Anniversary party in Brooklyn last week.



X was the honored guest at the super exclusive event — wristbands were messengered over to VIP attendees literally hours before it started — which also featured free pizza all night by way of Scarr’s Pizza, a free T-Shirt station courtesy of SNIPES and complimentary cocktails served up by the good people at Courvoisier. The Source was in the building to check out the special soiree, but even all the aforementioned amenities still weren’t enough to bring the Y.O.-bred Hip-Hop legend to the venue.

Here’s how Page Six is reporting DMX’s “no call, no show” moment:

“He was literally MIA. Fabolous and Jadakiss saved the day in the eleventh hour,” an insider told Page Six.

Another insider told us the rapper was a “no show for personal reasons.”

Fab and Kiss performed hits such as “Breathe” and “We Gonna Make It” for 750 guests including 2 Chainz, TJ Porter, Fetty Luciano, Slick Rick, Stretch & Bobbito, DJ Premier, Teyana Taylor and Def Jam’s CEO Paul Rosenberg.”

No word on what exactly happened to cause X to make a last-minute U-turn, or fail to leave his crib altogether, but we can only pray that everyone on his side is doing well. Prayers up!

Even though DMX didn’t pull up on PUMA and Def Jam for the 35th Anniversary party in Williamsburg, peep Jadakiss and Fabolous filling in below:

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G-Eazy and Puma Extend Partnership to Include Collaborative Sneaker

G-Eazy and PUMA have announced their partnership, which began in 2018, will expand with their first collaborative shoe to announce next year. The extension of the partnership was celebrated with a welcome home dinner before he headlined the Rolling Loud Bay Area Festival.

Friends including E-40, Guapdad400, DaniLeigh and more attended the dinner in Oakland, which displayed the key colorway of the Ralph Sampson LO.

Puma will continue to support The Endless Summer Fund, a non-profit headed by G-Eazy that helped Bay Area under-served youth reach their full potential.

You can see pictures from the Puma event below.











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Baby Bling! 50 Cent Copped a Diamond Chain for His Son’s 7th Birthday

It must be amazing to be a child of rap royalty.

50 Cent, one of Hip-Hop’s most successful acts in multiple fields, is passing on the gift of glam to his youngest son, Sire Jackson. For the 7th birthday of his pint-sized offspring, 50 went all out with diamond chain gift that clocked in at a whopping $50,000 USD according to The Blast.



The chain (seen above) is a classic nameplate, complete with “SIRE” spelled out in diamonds and encased in cherry red packaging. The young baller, who even has his own Instagram account, is frequently seen on 50’s highly-active page being the happy-go-lucky kid that is expected when your dad is a multimillionaire and a certified legend to the Hip-Hop community. Whether he’s flying out to who-knows-where on a private jet rocking a fur coat with pops (pictured), having lunch with mommy at the prestigious restaurant Harry Cipriani in NYC, or just lounging around the crib barefoot in some jammies that might cost more than most people’s rent, we’re just glad to see that Sire is enjoying life in his prime years of fun. Must be nice, kiddo!

What was the best birthday gift you ever got as a kid? Sound off with some of your stories over on our Facebook and Twitter!

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Nipsey Hussle’s Puma Collaboration Proceeds to Go to His Foundation

On Monday (August 20) fans are surprised to see an announcement for Nipsey Hussle’s Puma collection hit the late rapper’s Instagram pages.

The commemorative capsule collection is set to drop on September 5, 2019, and was “spearheaded this project from concept to final product over the course of 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.”

Speaking with Complex, Puma provided more details regarding the Puma x TMC Collection, detailing the proceeds will go to the Neighborhood ‘Nip’ Foundation:

“Puma is proud to honor the vision and legacy of Nipsey Hussle through the new Puma x TMC Collection. With the blessing of his family, we’re releasing it on Sept. 5, 2019 and 100% of the net proceeds from the sales will go to the Neighborhood ‘Nip’ Foundation. Nipsey always put his community first and we know he wouldn’t want it any other way. He was a visionary who believed in the power of optimism, inspiration and action and The Neighborhood ‘Nip’ Foundation will continue his legacy as a champion of the people. Nipsey invested his time, energy and soul into collaborating with us to design this collection for his fans and supporters and we feel honored to bring it to life exactly the way he envisioned it. The Marathon Continues.”

Keep on the lookout for the Nipsey Hussle and Puma collection and more details in the forthcoming weeks.

 

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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 of 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 of 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.

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Here’s a Breakdown of the Honorees at Our SOURCE360 ‘Icons’ Awards Dinner

Our 6th annual SOURCE360 Festival is just one week away, and we’re getting prepared to deliver four days of fun, festivities and a chance to honor the world of Hip-Hop that we’ve been covering for the past 30 years.

On Friday, August 16, we will be honoring a few special figures that’ve contributed heavily to the culture from their own respective areas of expertise. The 360 Icons Awards Dinner is set to go down at Ginny’s Supper Club (310 Lenox Ave) in Harlem, featuring a “Hip-Hop in Harlem” outdoor mixer, cocktails sponsored by Jack Daniels and an exclusive VIP after party to really get the weekend off to a good start.

As we honor legendary fashionista Misa Hylton, renowned Hip-Hop historian DJ Kool Herc, seasoned photographer Ernie Paniccioli, and “The God MC” himself Rakim, take a look below to see just why we consider them to be worthy of the “360 Icon” title:


Misa Hylton: The Fashion Icon

Her work in the ’90s styling the likes of Missy Elliott, Foxy Brown, Mary J. Blige and most notably Lil Kim — who could forget those pasties at the 1999 VMAs! — was literally just the tipping point for what she has done throughout her still-thriving career. From being creative director of Rapsody’s new video for “Ibtihaj” to flossing out Teyana Taylor and Christian Combs in custom MCM gear for their “HYWI?” video, Ms. Hylton clearly has so much more to give us. We’re just here to give her the flowers while she can still smell them.


Kool Herc: The DJ Icon

Being credited as one of the founding fathers of Hip-Hop is a heavy crown to uphold, but it’s certainly a title that Kool Herc has maintained effortlessly for almost five decades now. Even with all that he’s done as a community activist and disc jockey, particularly inventing the breakbeat style of DJing, it wasn’t until this year that he put out his first vinyl release ever with Mr. Green titled Last of the Classic Beats. At 64 years old, Herc proved to still be a pillar in rap that can still drop a classic. It’s really our honor to give the OG his rightful props.


Ernie Paniccioli: The Photography Icon

The culture wouldn’t be properly preserved without someone to capture those special memories as they were happening. That’s where Ernie Paniccioli comes in. His legendary eye has taken him everywhere from the graffiti-ridden streets of 1970s New York City to publishing his amazing 2002 book Who Shot Ya? that covers three decades of Hip-Hop photography. His latest editorial collection of photos, Hip Hop at the End of the World, dropped last year and reminded us yet again that nobody has witnessed Hip-Hop from a perspective quite as illustrious as Ernie’s.


Rakim: The MC Icon

There have been many dope emcees over time, some who’ve even been considered the greatest of their time, but there’s only one that is dope enough to be inarguably deemed as a godly figure in rap. In short, nobody, be it past or present, compares to Rakim in any level — his style, flow, lyricism and overall skill as a rapper is literally one of one. We would honor this man every single day if we could for his past and current contributions — pick up his upcoming autobiography this fall! — but we’ll settle for now by giving him one of our 360 Icon Awards next week.


Join us in celebrating these four hip-Hop icons at the SOURCE360 ‘Icons’ Awards Dinner, happening next Friday (August 16) at Ginny’s Supper Club in Red Rooster Harlem. Purchase tickets by clicking here.

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The B.I.G. Debate: COOGI Is in Court With the NBA, BK Nets, Nike and New Era Over the Use of Biggie for Branding Purposes

Months after filing a lawsuit against the Brooklyn Nets and Nike earlier this year, COOGI is now on the defense in the ongoing Coogi Partners LLC v. NBA Properties Inc. et al case after being hit with claims that the brand has been improperly using The Notorious B.I.G. to promote its clothing and signature sweater designs.



This all started back in November of last year when the Nets officially unveiled its new 2018-2019 City Uniforms. The jerseys feature a design on the trimming that looks very similar to the classic knitted sweaters that Biggie famously rapped about on songs like “Big Poppa” and “One More Chance.” It’s these same brand references that reps for the NBA, Nike, New Era and the Nets are stating in court that COOGI doesn’t have rights to use to help boost sales for their current products. They argued in court that “COOGI’s claim that its purported trade dress is so famous that, as a matter of law, it merits the enhanced protection of such recognized famous trademarks like Apple and Google is frivolous” in hopes to get the case dismissed entirely.



The part where Biggie comes in is with the the defense’s claim that COOGI is not justified to use his name and likeness to boost its brand. The Australian brand hit them back with a counterargument that states, “Biggie became closely associated with COOGI sweaters because he wore them, was repeatedly photographed in them, and sang about COOGI itself in his songs,” continuing with, “Biggie voluntarily used his right of publicity both in photos and in songs to promote COOGI sweaters.” It’s for these reasons that COOGI says the brand “has every right to benefit from any and all resulting fame.”



So far, the court hasn’t made a decision as to whether or not they’ll be dismissing the case, and we’re honestly a little unsure ourselves as to who has rightful claim in this whole ordeal.

Let us know if you’re siding with COOGI or with the Brooklyn Nets, Nike, NBA and New Era by sounding off over on our Facebook and Twitter!

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