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Hot 97’s Nessa Diab Blasts Teen Mom 2 Star Over Post About Her Man, Colin Kaepernick

Social media is having a field day after watching Monday night’s Teen Mom 2 reunion show on MTV. One of the reality show’s stars, Jenelle Evans, stormed off the stage in a “why-you-picking-on-me-bratty-Becky” tantrum, when the big bad Black girl challenged her for being an Internet bully.

By now the world knows that Nessa Diab, a popular HOT 97 radio personality, is dating Colin Kaepernick. And that this Egyptian queen takes no shorts when it comes to her man. On the reunion show, Evans tried to set it off on co-star Amber Portwood for using her “celebrity platform” to tell the world that her husband was abusive.

Diab was not having the hypocrisy… not any of it. She called her out on her bussht by showing how she is actually guilty of doing the same thing.

“You posed hateful comments on social media about my family. My man, Colin Kaepernick,” Nessa stated.

Evans, of course played dumb. Perhaps forgetting that she had anything to say about Kaepernick. But audience and social media quickly reminded her. Back in September, Evans went to her Facebook account and expressed her disappointment in Nike, after they hired the former NFL player to be the face of their new “Just Do It” campaign.

“Lets choose the most disrespected guy in the NFL for our promos.” “Lets add a slogan about sacrificing, everyone will…

Posted by Jenelle Eason on Wednesday, September 5, 2018

 

Nessa said to Evans on the show:

“Jenelle this is an open healthy conversation that I would like to bring up with you. Please understand something, my man uses his platform  to peacefully protest systemic oppression in this country. Specifically police brutality against Black people. Men, women and children are wrongfully dying and people who are doing this are not being held accountable.  That is the issue. It has nothing to do with military men or military women, because they have fought for our constitutional [right] to peacefully protest. All of us.”

Jenelle believed she was being attacked. Blinded by her own issues and her personal politics, she got up and left once confronted.

Speaking of personal issues that may actually be the root of her emotionalism…

Evans has had several of her kids removed because of allegations that her husband killed their family pet in from of her children (with another man). According to reports, Evans and her husband showed up to court with their shotgun. The story is advancing as this story is being published.

Back to the initial story…

Nessa completed the thought by saying:

“I’ve known Jenelle over the years, and I’ve always been fair and just to her,” she said. “It wouldn’t have been authentic to who I am to be on this stage with someone who disrespected my family on social media.”

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Nessa Confronts ‘Teen Mom’ Star Over Hateful Colin Kaepernick Posts, White Tears Flow

Source: Time 100 Gala – Arrivals Featuring: Colin Kaepernick, Nessa Where: New York, New York, United States When: 26 Apr 2017 Credit: Patricia Schlein/WENN.com

Colin Kaepernick‘s wifey, Nessa, just showed the world what part of the definition of a “Ride or Die” is when she stood up for her man and took on Teen Mom star Jenelle Evans.

Taking on hosting duties for the reunion episode to MTV’s hit show Teen Mom 2, Nessa confronted Evans about comments she made about boycotting Nike for their support of Colin Kaepernick. You make recall he rubbed white Amerikkka the wrong way when he made the “controversial” decision to kneel for the National Anthem during football games.

In a 2018 post Evans referred to Kaep as the “most disrespectful guy in the NFL” after Nike brought him on board to be a company spokesman and swore off Nike products for their decision. Well, Nessa forgot none of that and confronted the teen mom about her hateful posts which Evans suddenly had no memory of saying “I posted them? When did I post it?

After Nessa not only read them out loud but also posted them for the world to see, Evans played Trumpian dumb and stated “I’ve never seen that… I honestly have no idea who your boyfriend is, or husband.”

After calmly explaining that Colin is no stranger to the set and that she’d like to have this conversation with Evans, Nessa further explained why Kaep kneeled in the first place.

“Please understand something. My man used his platform to peacefully protest systemic oppression in this country, specifically police brutality against black people. Men, women and children dying, wrongfully dying, and people who are doing this are not being held accountable. That is the issue. It has nothing to do with military men, military women, okay? Because they fought for our constitution to peacefully protest. I would have appreciated if you had contacted me. I would have been more than happy to have a healthy conversation.”

Of course once faced with the facts Jenelle broke out the MAGA tears and walked off the set proclaiming “i’m done with this bullsh*t” while complaining that the show should’ve been about her own personal issues and not Nessa’s beef with her. That whole “woe is me” mentality really is catching on in Deranged Donald’s America isn’t it?

Check out the clip below and try not to laugh too hard if you’re at work.

Source: HipHopWired.com

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SHAZAM! Star Meagan Good Ready To Zap Into Next Movie W/ Colin Kaepernick

Meagan Good

Hollywood actress Meagan Good has a back-up plan for Colin Kaepernick if he wants to fall back on pursuing a highly-anticipated NFL comeback. The high-profile entertainer has pitched the idea of sharing big screen time with the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback.

In a new interview, Meagan said she’s all good with a flick starring herself and Colin.

Enter the “Shazam!” actress … who tells us she would LOVE to see Kaepernick take up acting if he decides to officially hang up his football cleats. “I just think Kaepernick is amazing and pray for him to continue to just have the platform that he has whatever way that he has, and if he wants to act, dude, he can do it!” (TMZ)

Earlier this month, NFL superstar Odell Beckham Jr. went to Instagram with a salute to Kaep by donning his jersey.

Despite the perception, recent reports claimed the Black Lives Matter activist and former teammate Eric Reid didn’t get the 10’s of millions media initially speculated in a publicized NFL settlement case.

Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid, the NFL stars who alleged the league’s teams colluded to keep them off the field after they led protests during the national anthem, will receive less than $10 million to settle grievances with the league, according to people briefed on the deal. (Wall Street Journal)

Various media outlets suggested Kaep likely received well over $50 million in the NFL settlement.

The estimates that Kaepernick was due to get upwards of $100 million in the settlement were due to the fact that if the former 49ers quarterback had won his grievance, the league’s collective bargaining agreement stated he could get damages that tripled what an arbitrator determined he’d lost because of collusion by the owners, who the players said colluded to prevent them from finding new teams after kneeling or holding up a fist to protest racial inequality. (NY Post)

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Odell Beckham Jr. Stands W/ Colin Kaepernick

Odell Beckham Jr.

NFL superstar Odell Beckham Jr. is still ride or die for Colin Kaepernick. The Cleveland Browns wide receiver went to social media this weekend to salute the current free agent quarterback.

OBJ jumped on Instagram Sunday with a salute to Kaep by donning his jersey.

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Colin Kaepernick Didn’t Get The Millions From The NFL Everyone Assumed

Colin Kaepernick

NFL free agent Colin Kaepernick might not have banked the major payday fans and supporters alike hoped he would receive from the league. New reports claim his recently settled collusion case secured him less than $10 million.

Despite the perception, fresh reports claim the Black Lives Matter activist and former teammate Eric Reid didn’t get the 10’s of millions media initially speculated.

Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid, the NFL stars who alleged the league’s teams colluded to keep them off the field after they led protests during the national anthem, will receive less than $10 million to settle grievances with the league, according to people briefed on the deal. (Wall Street Journal)

Various media outlets speculated Kaep likely received well over $50 million in the NFL settlement.

The estimates that Kaepernick was due to get upwards of $100 million in the settlement were due to the fact that if the former 49ers quarterback had won his grievance, the league’s collective bargaining agreement stated he could get damages that tripled what an arbitrator determined he’d lost because of collusion by the owners, who the players said colluded to prevent them from finding new teams after kneeling or holding up a fist to protest racial inequality. (NY Post)

In February, NBA icon LeBron James said he hoped Colin banked a grip in the case.

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The same week, reports emerged about Colin and the NFL reaching a deal.

Kaepernick and Reid had a joint collusion case against the league. Kaepernick, who filed his grievance in October 2017, alleged that the NFL was working to keep him out of the league after he began kneeling during the national anthem three years ago. Reid, who knelt with Kaepernick in San Francisco, had also been out of work until being signed by the Panthers during the 2018 season. Reid had also filed his own grievance against the league. The players’ complaint, which alleged violations of the NFL’s collective bargaining agreement, was headed to a full hearing before an arbitrator later in February. (Charlotte Observer)

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J. Cole Says Losing A Grammy Was A Win For His Career

At the 61st Grammy Awards, which aired in February, J. Cole was not a winner. He was nominated for his collaboration on Miguel’s War & Leisure (namely for “Best R&B Song” for “Come Through and Chill.” He was also nominated for “Best Rap/Sung Performance,” his collaboration with 6lack on East Atlanta Love Letter (“Pretty Little Fears”). Cole’s own 2018 album, KOD, which was arguably one of the most successful and acclaimed albums in a very crowded year in music, wasn’t even mentioned among the list of nominees.

Cole’s ubiquity in popular culture but near complete absence at what many consider to be the industry’s barometer for success is one of the facet’s of Cole’s celebrity that makes him different from other Rap giants. Unlike Drake or Kendrick Lamar, Cole has lost every single Grammy for which he’s been nominated. Dating back to losing the award for “Best New Artist” in 2012 (to the band fun), his seemingly fruitless relationship with the Grammys hasn’t been a source of great concern to him, and certainly not a hindrance to his career. In fact, being a Grammy Award-losing rapper several times over may have helped Jermaine Cole get to where he is now, at the top.

J. Cole’s KOD May Be The Year’s Best Album & It Was Snubbed By The Grammys

In a recent interview with GQ‘s Allison P. Davis, the North Carolina MC/producer says his first Grammy loss was ultimately a good thing. “It would’ve been disastrous for me, because subconsciously it would’ve been sending me a signal of like ‘Okay, I am supposed to be this guy,’” he says. “But I would’ve been the dude that had that one great album and then fizzled out.” Instead, he’s released five platinum-selling albums and remained not only relevant, but influential. KOD, which arrived in April 2018, broke an all-time streaming record with its release.“I’m not supposed to have a Grammy, you know what I mean?,” he says with a Zen-like matter-of-factedness. “At least not right now, and maybe never. And if that happens, then that’s just how it was supposed to be.”

Another facet of Cole’s fame that makes him singular is the success he’s found releasing truly solo work. “J. Cole went platinum with no features” has entered the Hip-Hop lexicon, as Davis points out in her story. Without a single collaborator on 2014 Forest Hills Drive (2014), 4 Your Eyez Only (2016) or KOD, Cole has managed to execute and maintain a brand that is reliably solely on his ability to keep listeners engaged, without the hype of a splashy rollout, singles featuring hot new acts or even remixes. Cole’s well aware of all the “platinum with no features” talk, he tells Davis. “I was loving it…I was like, ‘Word up—this is funny as hell.’ But the second or third time, I was like, ‘All right, it’s almost embarrassing now.’ Like, ‘All right, man, y’all gonna make me put a feature on the album just so this sh*t can stop.’ ” He alludes to the fact that featuring another artist on a future album is within the realm of possibilities. “I don’t have any right now that I really want to boast about,” he says, suggesting a plan for collaboration is already in the works.

Here Are All The Hidden Messages In J. Cole’s “Middle Child” Video

Cole is celebrated for his social activism as well as his music. In conjunction with the release of 4 Your Eyez Only, Cole released a documentary with the same name. In it, he held and filmed conversations with Black Americans in various cities around the country, highlighting issues of systemic racism, murderous police and more. More recently, he added his voice to the throngs of Colin Kaepernick supporters, penning a powerful statement about why boycotting the NFL should continue. During his interview with Davis, Cole gets a phone call from the former football player turned civil-rights icon. After hearing the news that Kaepernick reached a settlement in his lawsuit against the league that effectively blacklisted him, Cole says “Justice was served. This man got his money, know what I mean? Plus, he’ll probably play again.”

This April, J. Cole and his label will make Hip-Hop history with Dreamville Fest, which takes place in Cole’s native North Carolina. In addition to being the first event of its kind produced by Cole and his team, it will have a powerful effect in improving the lives of citizens. The festival was originally scheduled to take place in September 2018, but organizers were forced to reschedule due to Hurricane Florence. As such, Cole announced proceeds from Dreamville Fest will benefit his Dreamville Foundation, whose mission is “to inspire, empower and encourage the urban youth.”

The feature also confirms that Cole and company recorded more than 127 songs for Revenge Of The Dreamers, Vol. 1.

At the 61st Grammy Awards, which aired in February, J. Cole was not a winner. He was nominated for his collaboration on Miguel’s War & Leisure (namely for “Best R&B Song” for “Come Through and Chill.” He was also nominated for “Best Rap/Sung Performance,” his collaboration with 6lack on East Atlanta Love Letter (“Pretty Little Fears”). Cole’s own 2018 album, KOD, which was arguably one of the most successful and acclaimed albums in a very crowded year in music, wasn’t even mentioned among the list of nominees.

Cole’s ubiquity in popular culture but near complete absence at what many consider to be the industry’s barometer for success is one of the facet’s of Cole’s celebrity that makes him different from other Rap giants. Unlike Drake or Kendrick Lamar, Cole has lost every single Grammy for which he’s been nominated. Dating back to losing the award for “Best New Artist” in 2012 (to the band fun), his seemingly fruitless relationship with the Grammys hasn’t been a source of great concern to him, and certainly not a hindrance to his career. In fact, being a Grammy Award-losing rapper several times over may have helped Jermaine Cole get to where he is now, at the top.

J. Cole’s KOD May Be The Year’s Best Album & It Was Snubbed By The Grammys

In a recent interview with GQ‘s Allison P. Davis, the North Carolina MC/producer says his first Grammy loss was ultimately a good thing. “It would’ve been disastrous for me, because subconsciously it would’ve been sending me a signal of like ‘Okay, I am supposed to be this guy,’” he says. “But I would’ve been the dude that had that one great album and then fizzled out.” Instead, he’s released five platinum-selling albums and remained not only relevant, but influential. KOD, which arrived in April 2018, broke an all-time streaming record with its release.“I’m not supposed to have a Grammy, you know what I mean?,” he says with a Zen-like matter-of-factedness. “At least not right now, and maybe never. And if that happens, then that’s just how it was supposed to be.”

Another facet of Cole’s fame that makes him singular is the success he’s found releasing truly solo work. “J. Cole went platinum with no features” has entered the Hip-Hop lexicon, as Davis points out in her story. Without a single collaborator on 2014 Forest Hills Drive (2014), 4 Your Eyez Only (2016) or KOD, Cole has managed to execute and maintain a brand that is reliably solely on his ability to keep listeners engaged, without the hype of a splashy rollout, singles featuring hot new acts or even remixes. Cole’s well aware of all the “platinum with no features” talk, he tells Davis. “I was loving it…I was like, ‘Word up—this is funny as hell.’ But the second or third time, I was like, ‘All right, it’s almost embarrassing now.’ Like, ‘All right, man, y’all gonna make me put a feature on the album just so this sh*t can stop.’ ” He alludes to the fact that featuring another artist on a future album is within the realm of possibilities. “I don’t have any right now that I really want to boast about,” he says, suggesting a plan for collaboration is already in the works.

Here Are All The Hidden Messages In J. Cole’s “Middle Child” Video

Cole is celebrated for his social activism as well as his music. In conjunction with the release of 4 Your Eyez Only, Cole released a documentary with the same name. In it, he held and filmed conversations with Black Americans in various cities around the country, highlighting issues of systemic racism, murderous police and more. More recently, he added his voice to the throngs of Colin Kaepernick supporters, penning a powerful statement about why boycotting the NFL should continue. During his interview with Davis, Cole gets a phone call from the former football player turned civil-rights icon. After hearing the news that Kaepernick reached a settlement in his lawsuit against the league that effectively blacklisted him, Cole says “Justice was served. This man got his money, know what I mean? Plus, he’ll probably play again.”

This April, J. Cole and his label will make Hip-Hop history with Dreamville Fest, which takes place in Cole’s native North Carolina. In addition to being the first event of its kind produced by Cole and his team, it will have a powerful effect in improving the lives of citizens. The festival was originally scheduled to take place in September 2018, but organizers were forced to reschedule due to Hurricane Florence. As such, Cole announced proceeds from Dreamville Fest will benefit his Dreamville Foundation, whose mission is “to inspire, empower and encourage the urban youth.”

The feature also confirms that Cole and company recorded more than 127 songs for Revenge Of The Dreamers, Vol. 1.

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Anderson .Paak’s 1st Song From His Next Album Is All Heart & Soul (Audio)

On March 4, Keith Flint of the Electronic music group, The Prodigy, was found dead in his Essex, England home. Tragically, the 49-year-old took his life just one month after his final performance with the group.

The British collective crossed over into the mainstream upon the release of their third studio album, 1997’s The Fat Of The Land. The Prodigy made waves with the album’s singles, “Firestarter” and “Breathe,” both reaching #1 on the UK charts. Eventually, the band’s third single from the project, “Smack My B*tch Up,” found its way to the charts with an alley-oop from a nod to Hip-Hop innovators, the Ultramagnetic MCs.

Ultramagnetic MCs’ Ced-Gee Reveals He Produced Most Of Boogie Down Productions’ Criminal Minded (Video)

Ced Gee, TR Love, Mo Love, and Kool Keith Thornton are all listed alongside Howlett as songwriters on the 1997 Dance hit. The chorus vocals placed on the multi-platinum record are sampled from Critical Beatdown‘s “Give The Drummer Some.” In an interview with HipHopDX contributor Dana Scott, Kool Keith and Ced also explain how the recognition and paycheck from another genre came at a really important time in their personal lives.

Keith remembers The Prodigy approaching him. “They had called me up. Liam [Howlett] was a great friend anyway.” Howlett co-founded The Prodigy with Maxim Reality, Leeroy Thornhill, and Flint, who served as dancer and vocalist.

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Ced Gee follows, “Let me tell how he got his number. What happened was they were working with the president of Next Plateau, Eddie O’ Loughlin, at the time. He cleared the sample. So Eddie said, ‘Why don’t you just do it fresh with Keith?’ Because I was working at Next Plateau at the time as the head of A&R and we gave them Keith’s number, and that’s how the reach out became. That’s how they started working together.” Next Plateau, who put out Critical Beatdown, had also worked closely with Salt-N-Pepa, Paperboy, and Antoinette, in addition to a roster of Dance acts.

Kool Keith explains how friendship transcended collaboration. “I did shows with [The Prodigy] when the record [The Fat Of The Land] came out. I did one or two shows with them. One of them in New York and another, I think, in Melbourne, Australia. I was backstage with them and [Keith Flint] was a cool person. They had a lot of champagne, a lot of girls and cool Electronic music. That was a nice tour out there with them. And for the first time, it was good that I had real fun with those guys.”

Kool Keith, Dan The Automator & QBert Revive Dr. Octagon With A New Album & Single (Audio)

Later, Kool and Ced talk about other records The Prodigy used their lyrics for, and the compensation they received for “Smack My B*tch Up.”

Kool also recalls how the 1997 hit, which he and Ced received platinum plaques for, led to more work. “They had another album [Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned] with the big lips on it where they sampled our stuff, too.” Those compositions included “Wake Up Call” and “You’ll Be Under My Wheels.” As Scott points out, Keith’s “Critical Breakdown” vocal (“I’ll take your brain to another dimension / Pay close attention“) was sampled for The Prodigy’s 1992 single, “Out of Space.”

DOOM & Kool Keith Are Otherworldly MCs. Their Latest Collab Is On The Moon (Audio)

Ced Gee, recognized for his revolutionary sample techniques, said the re-purposed music was a blessing. “I was under a levy from the IRS at that time. The ‘Smack My B*tch Up’ sample paid off the levy which was about $100,000. After it was over and all corrected, I still had $18,000. That’s how sweet that was. [Laughs] I got that, so imagine what [others] made.”

Keith expounds, “I never had to run around to chase that money, and I was provided for well. And I hope that band didn’t break up, but Keith was such an important person as the lead singer in the band. That’s like Michael Jackson in Jackson 5, Kurt Cobain [in Nirvana], so it’s kind of hard.” Recently, Lord Finesse, another Bronx O.G. whose vocal was used by British Electronic star Fatboy Slim, says he regrets the terms of licensing his material. That appears not to be the case for Ced and Keith. In the late ’90s, Keith was battling against Ruffhouse/Sony Records to release his Black Elvis album, which he discusses at length in the interview.

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Outside of remembering Flint and Prodigy, Kool Keith unveils an upcoming release of a new album he recorded with one of The Beatnuts. “I just did an album with Psycho Les that’s coming out. I got Paul Wall, Jeru The Damaja, Erick Sermon and B-Real from Cypress Hill on it. The two Ultramag’ co-founders also confirm upcoming work together.

On March 4, Keith Flint of the Electronic music group, The Prodigy, was found dead in his Essex, England home. Tragically, the 49-year-old took his life just one month after his final performance with the group.

The British collective crossed over into the mainstream upon the release of their third studio album, 1997’s The Fat Of The Land. The Prodigy made waves with the album’s singles, “Firestarter” and “Breathe,” both reaching #1 on the UK charts. Eventually, the band’s third single from the project, “Smack My B*tch Up,” found its way to the charts with an alley-oop from a nod to Hip-Hop innovators, the Ultramagnetic MCs.

Ultramagnetic MCs’ Ced-Gee Reveals He Produced Most Of Boogie Down Productions’ Criminal Minded (Video)

Ced Gee, TR Love, Mo Love, and Kool Keith Thornton are all listed alongside Howlett as songwriters on the 1997 Dance hit. The chorus vocals placed on the multi-platinum record are sampled from Critical Beatdown‘s “Give The Drummer Some.” In an interview with HipHopDX contributor Dana Scott, Kool Keith and Ced also explain how the recognition and paycheck from another genre came at a really important time in their personal lives.

Keith remembers The Prodigy approaching him. “They had called me up. Liam [Howlett] was a great friend anyway.” Howlett co-founded The Prodigy with Maxim Reality, Leeroy Thornhill, and Flint, who served as dancer and vocalist.

Kool Keith Shows He Can Still Deliver Critical Beatdowns On A New Dr. Octagon Song (Audio)

Ced Gee follows, “Let me tell how he got his number. What happened was they were working with the president of Next Plateau, Eddie O’ Loughlin, at the time. He cleared the sample. So Eddie said, ‘Why don’t you just do it fresh with Keith?’ Because I was working at Next Plateau at the time as the head of A&R and we gave them Keith’s number, and that’s how the reach out became. That’s how they started working together.” Next Plateau, who put out Critical Beatdown, had also worked closely with Salt-N-Pepa, Paperboy, and Antoinette, in addition to a roster of Dance acts.

Kool Keith explains how friendship transcended collaboration. “I did shows with [The Prodigy] when the record [The Fat Of The Land] came out. I did one or two shows with them. One of them in New York and another, I think, in Melbourne, Australia. I was backstage with them and [Keith Flint] was a cool person. They had a lot of champagne, a lot of girls and cool Electronic music. That was a nice tour out there with them. And for the first time, it was good that I had real fun with those guys.”

Kool Keith, Dan The Automator & QBert Revive Dr. Octagon With A New Album & Single (Audio)

Later, Kool and Ced talk about other records The Prodigy used their lyrics for, and the compensation they received for “Smack My B*tch Up.”

Kool also recalls how the 1997 hit, which he and Ced received platinum plaques for, led to more work. “They had another album [Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned] with the big lips on it where they sampled our stuff, too.” Those compositions included “Wake Up Call” and “You’ll Be Under My Wheels.” As Scott points out, Keith’s “Critical Breakdown” vocal (“I’ll take your brain to another dimension / Pay close attention“) was sampled for The Prodigy’s 1992 single, “Out of Space.”

DOOM & Kool Keith Are Otherworldly MCs. Their Latest Collab Is On The Moon (Audio)

Ced Gee, recognized for his revolutionary sample techniques, said the re-purposed music was a blessing. “I was under a levy from the IRS at that time. The ‘Smack My B*tch Up’ sample paid off the levy which was about $100,000. After it was over and all corrected, I still had $18,000. That’s how sweet that was. [Laughs] I got that, so imagine what [others] made.”

Keith expounds, “I never had to run around to chase that money, and I was provided for well. And I hope that band didn’t break up, but Keith was such an important person as the lead singer in the band. That’s like Michael Jackson in Jackson 5, Kurt Cobain [in Nirvana], so it’s kind of hard.” Recently, Lord Finesse, another Bronx O.G. whose vocal was used by British Electronic star Fatboy Slim, says he regrets the terms of licensing his material. That appears not to be the case for Ced and Keith. In the late ’90s, Keith was battling against Ruffhouse/Sony Records to release his Black Elvis album, which he discusses at length in the interview.

Biz Markie’s 30-Year-Old Springtime Anthem Is Still Fresh (Video)

Outside of remembering Flint and Prodigy, Kool Keith unveils an upcoming release of a new album he recorded with one of The Beatnuts. “I just did an album with Psycho Les that’s coming out. I got Paul Wall, Jeru The Damaja, Erick Sermon and B-Real from Cypress Hill on it. The two Ultramag’ co-founders also confirm upcoming work together.

Life is too short to listen to bad music. So…let Ambrosia For Heads fight through it for you and only supply you with that great stuff. Despite the reports, Hip-Hop is alive and well and, in many ways, is better than it’s ever been. Not only are we able to go back and listen to all of our favorites, at the click of a button, there is also a ton of great music still being made by artists, young and veteran alike…if you know where to look. To help with that task, we’ve created a playlist with recent music—songs that have been released within the last year or so. We update it regularly, so, if you like what you hear, subscribe to follow us on Spotify.

2018 was a pivotal year for Anderson .Paak. Last November, .Paak paid homage to his California hometown with the Dr. Dre-executive produced album, Oxnard, with features from Kendrick Lamar, Snoop Dogg, Pusha T, J. Cole, and Q-Tip. Additionally, .Paak wrapped up the year with a Grammy win for his Oxnard preceding loosie single, “Bubblin,” in a tie with Jay Rock, Kendrick Lamar, Future, and James Blake’s “King’s Dead,” from the K-Dot-helmed collaborative project, Black Panther: The Album.

Anderson .Paak’s Song With Q-Tip & Dr. Dre Is A Reason To Celebrate (Audio)

Just two weeks after his Grammy nod, .Paak announced the release of a brand new project, Ventura, and his biggest national tour schedule to date. This week, the man formerly known as Breezy LoveJoy unveiled a studded tracklist for the album with guest appearances from Andre 3000, the late Nate Dogg, Smokey Robinson, Brandy, and Sonyae Elise. In anticipation for the record, The Free Nationals front-man drops his first track, “King James.”

The mood for his latest single is chocked full of Soul and Jazz influences that .Paak has been praised for. “King James” is a labor of love to push through troubling times, and Anderson makes his point heard as he takes an empowering political twist on a funky, plush production. .Paak sings, “We’ve been through it all, though it could be worse / We’ve been moved around in a state of alert / There’s nothing new or sharp about the cutting edge / If they build a wall, let’s jump the fence, I’m over this.”

Anderson .Paak Flexes On A New Dr. Dre Production (Audio)

Saluting the activism displayed by professional athletes like Colin Kaepernick, Eric Reid, and more, .Paak interpolates NBA All-Star LeBron James into the record, becoming the catalyst for the change .Paak is seeking in the world. He continues, “We couldn’t stand to see our children shot dead in the streets / But when I finally took a knee / Them crackers took me out the league / Now I’m not much for games / But I play for keeps / And we salute King James for using his change / To create some equal opportunities.”

The song is produced by Callum and Kiefer, who did “Smile / Pretty” on last year’s Oxnard. Anderson .Paak is set to release his fourth studio album, Ventura, April 12. It will be through Dre’s Aftermath in conjunction with Doug Morris’ 12 Tone Music.

Dr. Dre’s Artist Anderson .Paak Is A Bad Boy On This Biggie Freestyle (Video)

In addition to new music from Anderson .Paak, the official AFH playlist includes songs from Billy Danze, 2 Chainz, J. Cole, Nas, Atmosphere, Boogie, Eminem, Big K.R.I.T., Pharoahe Monch, Denzel Curry, Benny The Butcher, Masta Ace & Marco Polo, Apollo Brown & Joell Ortiz, Drake, AZ, Bun B, Wu-Tang Clan, Evidence, and others.

Life is too short to listen to bad music. So…let Ambrosia For Heads fight through it for you and only supply you with that great stuff. Despite the reports, Hip-Hop is alive and well and, in many ways, is better than it’s ever been. Not only are we able to go back and listen to all of our favorites, at the click of a button, there is also a ton of great music still being made by artists, young and veteran alike…if you know where to look. To help with that task, we’ve created a playlist with recent music—songs that have been released within the last year or so. We update it regularly, so, if you like what you hear, subscribe to follow us on Spotify.

2018 was a pivotal year for Anderson .Paak. Last November, .Paak paid homage to his California hometown with the Dr. Dre-executive produced album, Oxnard, with features from Kendrick Lamar, Snoop Dogg, Pusha T, J. Cole, and Q-Tip. Additionally, .Paak wrapped up the year with a Grammy win for his Oxnard preceding loosie single, “Bubblin,” in a tie with Jay Rock, Kendrick Lamar, Future, and James Blake’s “King’s Dead,” from the K-Dot-helmed collaborative project, Black Panther: The Album.

Anderson .Paak’s Song With Q-Tip & Dr. Dre Is A Reason To Celebrate (Audio)

Just two weeks after his Grammy nod, .Paak announced the release of a brand new project, Ventura, and his biggest national tour schedule to date. This week, the man formerly known as Breezy LoveJoy unveiled a studded tracklist for the album with guest appearances from Andre 3000, the late Nate Dogg, Smokey Robinson, Brandy, and Sonyae Elise. In anticipation for the record, The Free Nationals front-man drops his first track, “King James.”

The mood for his latest single is chocked full of Soul and Jazz influences that .Paak has been praised for. “King James” is a labor of love to push through troubling times, and Anderson makes his point heard as he takes an empowering political twist on a funky, plush production. .Paak sings, “We’ve been through it all, though it could be worse / We’ve been moved around in a state of alert / There’s nothing new or sharp about the cutting edge / If they build a wall, let’s jump the fence, I’m over this.”

Anderson .Paak Flexes On A New Dr. Dre Production (Audio)

Saluting the activism displayed by professional athletes like Colin Kaepernick, Eric Reid, and more, .Paak interpolates NBA All-Star LeBron James into the record, becoming the catalyst for the change .Paak is seeking in the world. He continues, “We couldn’t stand to see our children shot dead in the streets / But when I finally took a knee / Them crackers took me out the league / Now I’m not much for games / But I play for keeps / And we salute King James for using his change / To create some equal opportunities.”

The song is produced by Callum and Kiefer, who did “Smile / Pretty” on last year’s Oxnard. Anderson .Paak is set to release his fourth studio album, Ventura, April 12. It will be through Dre’s Aftermath in conjunction with Doug Morris’ 12 Tone Music.

Dr. Dre’s Artist Anderson .Paak Is A Bad Boy On This Biggie Freestyle (Video)

In addition to new music from Anderson .Paak, the official AFH playlist includes songs from Billy Danze, 2 Chainz, J. Cole, Nas, Atmosphere, Boogie, Eminem, Big K.R.I.T., Pharoahe Monch, Denzel Curry, Benny The Butcher, Masta Ace & Marco Polo, Apollo Brown & Joell Ortiz, Drake, AZ, Bun B, Wu-Tang Clan, Evidence, and others.

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LeBron James On Colin Kaepernick/NFL Settlement: “I Hope He Got A Hell Of A Lot Of Money”

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NBA superstar LeBron James is still gang-gang for Colin Kaepernick. The Los Angeles Lakers leader has shared some thoughts on the NFL free agent and Black Lives Matter activist settling his collusion case with the league.

This past weekend, Bron admitted he’s supportive of Kaepernick and said he hoped Colin settled for the right price.

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Heading into the weekend, reports emerged about Colin and the NFL reaching a deal.

Kaepernick and Reid had a joint collusion case against the league. Kaepernick, who filed his grievance in October 2017, alleged that the NFL was working to keep him out of the league after he began kneeling during the national anthem three years ago. Reid, who knelt with Kaepernick in San Francisco, had also been out of work until being signed by the Panthers during the 2018 season. Reid had also filed his own grievance against the league. The players’ complaint, which alleged violations of the NFL’s collective bargaining agreement, was headed to a full hearing before an arbitrator later in February. (Charlotte Observer)

Kaepernick even went to his social media pages to confirm the deal.

The headline-generating news sparked a flurry of celebrity reactions.

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Colin Kaepernick Finally Wins Never-Ending NFL War W/ Low-Key Pay Day

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NFL free agent Colin Kaepernick can finally exhale. The Black Lives Matter activist’s publicized war against the National Football League is now a thing of the past with a financial settlement going down.

According to reports, the NFL agreed to an undisclosed amount with Kaepernick and his former San Francisco 49ers teammate/supporter Eric Reid in a collusion case.

Kaepernick and Reid had a joint collusion case against the league. Kaepernick, who filed his grievance in October 2017, alleged that the NFL was working to keep him out of the league after he began kneeling during the national anthem three years ago. Reid, who knelt with Kaepernick in San Francisco, had also been out of work until being signed by the Panthers during the 2018 season. Reid had also filed his own grievance against the league. The players’ complaint, which alleged violations of the NFL’s collective bargaining agreement, was headed to a full hearing before an arbitrator later in February. (Charlotte Observer)

Kaepernick even went to his social media pages to confirm the deal.

The headline-generating news has sparked a flurry of celebrity reactions.

Earlier this month, Kaepernick saluted singer Rihanna for supporting him and not watching Super Bowl LIII.

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Look At God: Store That Boycotted Nike Over Kaepernick Deal Closes [Video]

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Karma has a habit of showing you your missteps. A sporting goods store in Colorado found this out the hard way.

As spotted on Crooks And Liars Prime Time Sports felt in a serious ways about Nike signing Colin Kaepernick to an endorsement deal. So much so that the owner Stephen Martin in turn decided to no longer sell Nike products at his shop starting fall of 2018. He would later find that the boycott would force him to close his doors after being in business for almost 20 years.

KOAA News 5 got the tea directly from the right wing proprietor. “I just can’t keep the doors open anymore” Martin stated. “Being a sports store without Nike is kind of like being a milk store without milk or a gas station without gas. How do you do it? They have a monopoly on jerseys” he added.

This is not the first time he has taken stance against NFL players that have taken a knee in opposition to police brutality. Back in 2016 he cancelled an autograph signing with Brandon Marshall because he too took a knee during national anthem. “As much as I hate to admit this, perhaps there are more Brandon Marshall and Colin Kaepernick supporters out there than I realized”.

According to the report Prime Time Sports will close in about a month. Mr. Stephen Martin is said to be helping his employees secure new jobs.

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