As spotted on TMZ, Jxmmi had a brief altercation on Saturday, April 6 prior to his set at the University of North Florida’s OZFEST Spring concert. From early reports, the “No Type” rapper started fighting an unnamed male who was in the production area by the DJ. The celebrity gossip site has produced a video of the incident and Jim is seen jumping over the booth set up then landing a heaping right hook. After some more tussling, the two are separated; SJ promptly exits the scene.
Originally TMZ reported that the gentleman in question was himself a DJ who refused to play his request. But after additional sources have come forward it seems he was a lighting technician who apparently was repeatedly rude to Slim’s crew. Regardless, the common theme here was that the two had some back and forth tension prior to the scrap. Thankfully, cooler heads prevailed after some time apart and Jim came back 15 minutes later to perform his set.
This is not the first time Rae Sremmurd has been involved in random brawls. Earlier this year the group and their security got into a bloody exchange while in New Zealand. You can view the clip of the Florida incident below. Naturally, the footage is chaotic and but with a couple of replays, you’ll get the picture.
Your Google Assistant now can talk and even sing like a Legend with the launch of its celebrity voice cameo feature. To kick things off, singer/activist John Legend lends his smooth.
Launched on Wednesday (April 3), users of Google Assistant will be able to have for a limited time the Grammy Award-winner sing “Happy Birthday,” answer questions, tell you the weather and even inform you about his wife, Chrissy Teigen.
John Legend’s voice will be one of six celebrity cameo voices coming to Android, iOS devices and anywhere Google Assistant is available. The technology is all possible through Google’s speech synthesis model WaveNet powered by the tech giants DeepMind artificial intelligence. First introduced at Google’s I/O 2018 event, WaveNet allows for more realistic-sounding voices by sampling human speech and creating audio waveforms from it. Speaking on the new tech, Google CEO Sundar Pichai boasts it provides for “shorter studio time” and being able to “actually capture the richness” of the model’s voice.
Users can boot up John Legend’s voice by saying “Hey Google, talk like a Legend” or by simply going to the Assistant voice in their settings and, switching to his voice. Once activated you can get responses from singer using prompts like “Hey, Google, are we just ordinary people?” or “Hey, Google, serenade me” plus many other Easter Eggs you will find through experimentation.
The voice feature is only available in the United States, but we won’t be shocked if it goes global as it gains in popularity and more voices get added. So go ahead and give it a try and check out the video below of John Legend lending his golden voice to Google below.
The history of songs being named after women is both long and abundant and while most of them are rooted in puppy love feelings others are about the broken hearts left behind.
Kyle and Lil Yachty go in a somewhat different route for their duet to “Hey Julie!” in which they tell the story of high school losers turned iced out music stars who make girls that once dissed them now miss them. Isn’t that everyone’s dream?
Back in Brooklyn, we witness an elementary schooler straight body Biggie’s classic instrumental with clever rhymes and an impressive flow as ShnickLife proves to be a problem for the next generation in the clip for “ShnickLife Commandments.” Hey, is that where Maino’s crown went?
Check out the rest of today’s drops including work from Zacari, Eli Weese, and more.
Metta World Peace is hopeful he can still help others. He is about to drop a film that details his story on he attained a sound mind after years of trauma.
As spotted on Page Six the player formerly known as Ron Artest is releasing a documentary right in time for mental health awareness month. Set to air on Showtime, Quiet Storm: The Ron Artest Story will explore his history of dealing with anxiety, depression and more.
The flick will archive him growing up in the treacherous Queensbridge projects during the 1980s and his thunderous but at times stormy NBA career. According to the report Ron Ron admitted to starting a crack cocaine drug career but was so scared after his first transaction he failed to pick up his payment. Years later he would thank his psychiatrist after winning the 2010 championship with the Los Angeles Lakers.
A specific on-court moment that changed his life forever will also be revisited. His part in the now infamous “Malice at the Palace”, arguably the messiest basketball brawl of all time, will be examined thoroughly. John Green, the fan who threw the beer at the power forward during the Pacers vs Pistons game, also will appear in the documentary.
Quiet Storm: The Ron Artestwill air May 31. Malice at the Palace footage for cultural purposes below.
Source: Carhartt x ’47’s OUTWORK x OUTROOT / Carhartt x ’47’s OUTWORK x OUTROOT
Fans of Carhartt have been anticipating the annual sports collaboration with ’47, and this year’s collection for Major League Baseball looks to be another must-have for cap collectors. Carhartt and ’47 just dropped its brand-new OUTWORK X OUTROOT MLB hat collection to the masses.
All 30 MLB teams are represented and the hats come in three styles. The ’47 CLEAN UP, ’47 MVP, and ’47 CAPTAIN hats are all clean looks that vary between a solid dark blue cap with a curved or flat brim, and the traditional Carhartt Brown colorway with both curved and flat brims.
Fans who want to cop their caps today can head over to ’47’s website here.
Hit the gallery below to see select images from this exciting and brand-new campaign.
Days after Nipsey Hussle was killed, the nation continues to mourn his death. Over on the East Coast, Dave East organized a candlelight vigil in his honor and spoke about how the rapper, father, and humanitarian was a king in his own right.
“I met Nip on some rap sh*t but it was way deeper than rap with that n*gga, you feel me” East told the crowd. “A sucker took out a f*cking king.”
Action Bronson enjoys one of the most supportive fan bases in the Hip-Hop game, but even his most ardent supporters might admit he’s got a vocal similarity to a certain Wu-Tang Clan member. During an interview, Ghostface Killah was mentioned which caused Bronson to threaten violence.
Sitting down with KFC Barstool Sports, the Queens rapper and former chef chopped it up lightly but things went crazy dark with Tony Starks was name-dropped. The KFC crew asked a goofy question of which musical artist would he choose to be an ambassador to greet aliens to Earth. After mentioning Prince, host Kevin Clancy mentioned Ghostface in that same role. Apparently, Bronson thinks Clancy brought up Ghostface due to their 2015 beef.
“Why would we want to send him there? That’s f*cking ridiculous, bro. I bet you think that’s really cute, right, that you brought that up,” Bronson said. He added, “That’s f*cking stupid. It’s dumb. It’s dumb.”
Welp. That’s saying a lot.
Check out that odd exchange between Action Bronson and KFC Barstool Sports below.
Russell Westbrook put on a performance for the ages Tuesday night (April 2) when his Oklahoma City Thunder squad took on the Los Angeles Lakers. After the game, Westbrook dedicated his all 20s triple-double to the late Nipsey Hussle.
With the 119-103 win over the Lakers, Westbrook became just the second player in history to score at least 20 points, 20 boards, all while handing out 21 assists to boot. Ahead of the game, Westbrook was spotted wearing a blue sweatshirt from Nipsey’s Marathon clothing store. In the final minute of the game, Westbrook grabbed his 20th rebound and shouted out “That’s for Nipsey!” over the din of the crowd.
Speaking on his 20-20-20 game with courtside reporter and former player Jason Terry, Westbrook made a knowing nod to Hussle’s Rollin 60s gang affiliation by adding up the numbers of his game. Ironically enough but perhaps not intended, some NBA fans have speculated Terry has Crip gang ties as well but it’s never been confirmed.
Westbrook was obviously emotional after the game and praised Hussle for being an inspiration to him and others as a young person who grew up in the inner city. But in a presser with a throng of reporters asking questions about his connection to Hussle, Westbrook declined to answer.
The manhunt for the chief suspect in the murder of rapper Nipsey Husslehas been caught. Eric Holder, a reported gang member, was caught Tuesday afternoon (April 2) in Los Angeles and promptly arrested.
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department told CBS2 that 29-year-old Eric Holder was caught by deputies sometime before 1:30 p.m. in the 9900 block of Artesia Boulevard. Los Angeles police responded to the scene and confirmed the man arrested was indeed Holder.
Hussle, 33, was killed in a triple-shooting Sunday afternoon in a South Los Angeles which left two other men wounded.
LAPD Chief Michel Moore told reporters Tuesday that Holder, a gang member, approached Hussle and the other men he was with several times Sunday and spoke with them. Holder then returned with a handgun and opened fire.
“Mr. Holder walked up on multiple occasions and engaged in a conversation with Nipsey and the others that were there. He left and subsequently came back armed with a handgun, and purposefully and repeatedly fired, striking and killing Nipsey Hussle.”
It was not clear in the report if Holder was taken in without incident.