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Faith Forges with Funk: Kanye West and Dr. Dre to Give Us ‘Jesus Is King Part II’

Dr. Dre, arguably one of the most successful producers/ rappers in the game, has announced that he will be releasing a joint project with Kanye West. The two revealed on Instagram that they will be working on already  Jesus Is King Part II.

 

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This will be interesting.

No matter what you think about Mr. West, when he is in his bag, he creates really good music. And… we already know what Dre does. Let’s see if the duo can create something that is… that CHRONIC!!!! Bad joke? Well maybe not.

Kanye has said that he is only doing gospel music, a genre that Dr. Dre has never dabbled in- and up until now has never public expressed interest in working on. Also, Dre has not dropped a song about two years- where we have ‘Ye dropping something almost every few months (considering not just their personal projects but those of the artists that they have produced). Perhaps, the two are a pairing that can inspire something that will break open heaven- leaving the gates wide open for a whole new population of folk who will only get the gospel if it has drums and a bananas beat under it. Just think Rodney Jerkins and how he has shifted your momma and them’s gospel to radio friendly jams.

Or maybe… it will be like the Snoop Dogg’s foray into gospel with Bible Of Love, an award-winning offering that featured various generations of some of gospel music’s biggest names on it. Who knows?

What we do know is that we are waiting to see what it is!

West released  Jesus Is King less than a month ago to mixed reviews. As an evangelical effort, it has done its job- reaching almost 300K in one week in album sales and amplifying the message that West has been preaching through music for the last few months with his Sunday Service series. This forging of faith and funk, lets hope that this project is that fire that we are all expecting to hear.

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JAY-Z “Disappointed” in Colin Kaepernick’s Decision to Turn Work Out into Publicity Stunt

Saturday (Nov. 16) the NFL hosted workout for Colin Kaepernick was set to go down at the Falcons practice facility but was called off by the quarterback.

Representation for Kaepernick states he was misled in detail regarding receivers, waivers, and knowledge of personnel for each team that would be in attendance. Each of those statements received a rebuttal from the NFL in a league issued statement.


Instead of appearing at the Falcons facility, Kaepernick hosted a workout just over an hour away at a high school field. The attendance of teams dropped from the 25 that was reportedly attending the NFL workout to eight. After the drills, Kaepernick spoke to a media scrum calling out the league, commissioner Roger Goodell and each team’s owner.

Earlier in the week, a report detailed Jay-Z assisted in making the opportunity with the NFL happen. Now, a source close to the situation says JAY-Z feels disappointed with Colin’s actions and believes he turned a legitimate workout into a publicity stunt.

With the workout complete and Sunday football already kicked off, we now must wait to see if Kaepernick’s self-hosted showcase will be enough to have him on a roster before the end of the season.

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Charlie Clips Cash Apps Homeless Lady, Doesn’t Want Her To Sleep On The Streets

Battle rappers sometimes get a bad rap. (pun intended)

When many people think about them, they think about underground lyrical miracles cyphering around a trash can on a corner. They might even think about the caricatures that have been portrayed in former battle rapper Eminem motivated films such as 8 Mile or Bodied. Some people despite the success of the aforementioned Slim Shady, Meek Mill, JAY-Z, Lauryn Hill, all of the Wu-Tang Clan, Nicki Minaj, Cassidy, Tsu Surf and more- folk continue to think that battle rappers can’t make music… but I promise you… word to Don Demarco they can..

Do you see the picture? A Bad rap.

Another thing that people seem to think is that they are broke and that they are grimy.

Well over the weekend, during the Rare Breed Entertainment Ladies and Gents card, Charlie Clips proved it them all wrong. Lets face it is getting a bag… proved that he is not just street emcee begging for a chance to spit hot fire against some other rapper from another hood (though he does get tested by a homeless man)… ain’t boxing himself into a particular “battle rapper” image (though he is one of the resident battlers on Nick Cannon’s hit MTV show Wild N’ Out and signing to Cannon’s NCredible Label)… nor is broke or grimy…

At the event, during an interview with 15MOFE, Clips and Phara Funeral chopped it up about their particular contest -a notable classic- and were interrupted by a gentleman selling a red fleece jacket.  When the gentleman realizes that he was talking to rappers, he started spitting. It was all fun and games, as Phara became his manager, hyping him up and gathering money (well more accurately making people donate) for her client. He got a sizable stash, but on the side was Miss Shawna. Miss Shawna had been in the cut, but she couldn’t rap.. she couldn’t sing. But what she did have is a cash app and a need to find some place to stay for the night. She did have the courage to ask, and some how this little woman touched the big ole mushy gushy heart of one of battle rap’s most prolific freestylers.

Watch and be blessed as Christmas comes early for this homeless woman.

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SOURCE SPORTS: Draymond Green Becomes First Player Ejected at the New Chase Center

Draymond Green made history in San Fransico on Monday night.

Green became the first player ever ejected from Chase Center when he was tossed from the Golden State Warriors-Utah Jazz game in the fourth quarter. Green was upset with being called for a reach-in foul and received two technicals, which triggered the automatic ejection.

Green was playing his first contest since missing five games due to a finger sprain. He had four points, seven rebounds, and four assists in 22 minutes before being ejected.

“I disagreed with that call,” Green explained after the game. “And I’m never going to be ok with another grown man telling me ‘don’t talk.’ If you feel like you got the call wrong, or right, you don’t tell me not to talk. I’m a grown man. I got my own kids. So that’s what happened.”

The Warriors’ woes continue. They’re now 2-9 following the loss and are 1-5 at their new home in San Francisco. The team has been playing without Steph Curry, who said before the game that he expects to return from a broken hand in the spring.

With the Warriors being a shell of their former selves, teams are looking to get some revenge on the team. Green is still going to be green, so expect more ejections down the line.

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Tina Turner’s Life As A Musical Hits Broadway… Is It Better Than The Movie? Maybe It Is….

When Angela Bassett and Laurence Fishburne took on the roles of Tina and Ike Turner, you could not tell anyone in the Hip-Hop community that there was ever going to be anyone to ever touch these roles.

But the cast of the Broadway show, Tina-  The Tina Turner Musical, came pretty damn close to changing our minds.

Without giving away any spoilers, because if you can afford the tickets you should buy one, there is something magical about Adrienne Warren’s portrayal of America’s first Rock Diva.

She strut up and down the stage with the confidence of a pro, which makes sense since she developed the role overseas in the West End. While in the London production, she was met with critical acclaim- snatching the Olivier, Evening Standard & WhatsOnStage Award Nominations for her category. What made her so dope? Well if you remember how crazy Bassett’s body was… Warren’s actual vocals matched that level of exceptional-ity. She just shined on each song- making you want to don a jean jacket and get a spike hyper-blow out and get your entire 1980’s on.

She was/ is fantastic.

But also… Daniel Watts’ Ike Turner was brilliantly different than Fishburne’s. He brought a charisma to the stage that was not in the film. You saw how Ike was a broken man looking to find the celebrity that he thought was owed him, and through a mixture of drugs, toxic masculinity and genius he saw Tina as the channel to which he would find immortality. That’s deep. Watts made you think about the severe psychosis of a man that was always being replaced… by another musician… by another man… by another woman… by another stolen moment. Just as much as you hated him, you also felt bad for him. He was trapped by his own sh*tty station in America- where race has everything to do with your shake as your gifts do.

No one exemplified this more than Dawn Lewis’ imaging of Tina’s mom.  Dr. Dawn Lewis, one of Hip-Hop’s favorite character’s from one of our favorite shows, played Turner’s mom, Zelma. Tough at the core, she reminded us how generational the Turner story is. She in one grand swoop represented those women who endured physical abuse just enough for their kids to have stability… but finally breaking with that stability is threatened by her personal breaking point. We know them. They are our grandmothers, our Nanas, Madeas and Mom Moms. Those women who opted to do it alone, than to live under tyranny and vicious levels of trauma.

Zelma’s reality, no matter how she tried to shift it, was the looking glass that reflected for a very long time Turner’s life. So much a like their stories… yet ironically both characters failed to see the resemblance- particularly as they sought over and over again, reconciliation.

Another highlight of the musical is young Anna Mae (y’all do know Tina Turner’s real name was Anna Mae?), Skye Turner. We first fell in love with her big voice and that infectious smile on The Steve Harvey Show, when she met her idol Patti Labelle. Now, she literally blows everyone away as a young Tina. Now, we don’t know if the real young Anna Mae could belt like that… But if she did… we wonder why she opted to sing in the raspy contralto that she became famous for. Regardless, she was so delightful and entertainment. Actually, she was very endearing, still with the glow on first time gypsying on her face each time she touched the stage.

If you were born in the 80s, the musical memory lane was fulfilling. It was interesting to see how the songs that ultimately defined her career were crafted, as it was also interesting to see how she for her Stella on during the most transformation season of her life.

All and all, this musical made us hold our breath like the movie, but had us up and dancing like the movie could never do. It’s an A+ production and worthy of the pricey tag for admission.

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Akon Says You “Can’t Blame” Tekashi 6ix9ine for Cooperating with Feds

Tekashi 6ix9ine remains a hot name in Hip-Hop due to his federal case, which saw him take the stand and snitch. Some of everyone has spoken on his case and now Akon adds himself to the list.

Akon was doing an interview with Capital Xtra when he was asked about 6ix9ine’s statements and he doesn’t exactly see a fault in the “Gummo” rapper’s decision.

“With Tekashi it’s a little different because he comes from a generation that really didn’t have no moral ethic,” said Akon. “I can’t really speak on why he would do that, but most likely it’s for the obvious reasons. But everyone goes through something in their lives that propels them to do things that they feel is in the best interest of themselves. And I think, you really can’t blame him, if what he’s saying is the truth.”

Does Akon’s take make sense? Tekashi’s sentencing is just around the corner.

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Tory Lanez Gives Tyga Unlimited Features Pass After Helping Him With Hairline

Tory Lanez and Tyga have become the best of friends.

The two artists have bonded over a similar misfortune: hair loss. Before rocking the braids, Tyga endured hairline struggles at an early age. At some point, he would eventually have to take off the fitted cap. Once the “Taste” rapper discovered the hairline doctor, he would not only change his life but the lives of many others. with similar struggles.

For instance, Tory Lanez shared some of Tyga’s pain at an early age. In a recent interview, Tory Lanez showed an extreme amount of gratitude to the man responsible for saving his hairline.

“When I met Tyga and I was like yo, I’ll give you unlimited features for the rest of your life,” said the Grammy-nominated artist. “He has an unlimited feature pass for giving up the secret.”

Tory received the plug from Tyga at a time when he was unwilling to share the secret with everyone else. Fortunately, Tyga was able to empathize with a struggling brother and help him out.

“I’m too young to be, you know, looking like this, ” Lanez told Tyga. The “Luv” crooner even offered to share the secret with the host as well, who sports a bald head.

Over the past couple of months, Tory Lanez has built the momentum for his highly anticipated project Chixtape 5. The 2000s inspired mixtape series started in 2011. The increased hype surrounding Chixtape 5 is its availability on all streaming platforms upon its release. So far, Tory has only previewed a song sampling T-Pain’s “I’m Sprung.” Chixtape 5 is set to release on Friday, November 15.

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Pastor Joel Osteen Extends Church Invite to Kanye West

Kanye West is heading to Lakewood Church in Houston, headed by Pastor Joel Osteen.

TMZ details Ye and Joel speak on the phone occasionally and as recently as two weeks ago. The latest conversation was an invitation for Kanye to visit his megachurch, which has 45,000 members and is broadcast to 100 million homes in America and also tens of millions across the globe.

The invitation also extends a possible performance from West. While Kanye has not been asked to sing, because Osteen does not want to pressure him if the wants to the mic would be all his.

Joel is believing in Kanye’s faith adjustment to his life and believes the conversation has signaled a focus on a higher power.

Now only if the album could drop…

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Snoop Dogg Keeps A “Professional Blunt Roller” On His Payroll

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Snoop Dogg really likes his marijuana. So much so that the Hip-Hop legend has a professional blunt roller on the payroll.

During a recent visit to The Howard Stern Show on Sirius XM, Snoop confirmed he has such an employee, with actor Seth Rogen excitedly co-signing the blunt roller’s talents.

Apparently, Snoop pays the guy $40K to $50K a year for his talents, which includes knowing just went to come through with a spliff.

“That motherf*cker is like Lurch from the Addams Family. ‘You rang?,’” laughed Snoop.

Rogen, who said he’s seen the roller in action, added that “he knows how to gauge the look on someone’s face when it seems like they want a blunt and if they do, he gives you one.”

Added Snoop, “That motherf*cker’s timing is impeccable.

As if the salary isn’t enough, keep in mind the Professional Blunt Roller (PBR) has all his expenses paid while on the road and he’s getting free weed. Bruh!

Is the blunt roller’s salary tax-deductible, though?

Source: HipHopWired.com

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Sing A Song: Tekashi 6ix9ine To Be Sentenced In December

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Tekashi 6ix9ine wove spectacular tales from the stand, landing his former associates sure to be substantial jail sentences. The Brooklyn rapper will be learning his own fate in December.

According to Page Six, Tekashi, born Daniel Hernandez, will be sentenced on Dec. 18.

Initially, the “Gummo” rapper was facing at least 47 years in the bing on federal conspiracy charges. However, since he was a cooperating witness, his sentence will likely substantially be shortened. So much so, that some are speculating he might be walking free as early as 2020.

The backlash against Tekashi was swift, with many slandering the rap troll for his snitching ways. However, some people, like Irv Gotti and himself, believe that in this day and age he may actually be able to continue his rap career. But, many more thing dude better get rid of those tattoos and enter the witness protection program.

Whatever he does, standing next to Tekashi 6ix9ine at any given time may be a bad idea.

 

Source: HipHopWired.com

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