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J.I.D. Shares Vision For ‘DiCaprio 2’ & Much More At The Verizon Up Fan Experience

D.L. J.I.D. Verizon Up Atlanta

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Hip-Hop Wired was in Atlanta this week to witness one of Hip-Hop’s brightest young stars on the cusp of releasing his upcoming project, this after expertly rocking the A3C festival in his hometown last month. J.I.D. was the main event at the Verizon Up fan experience, and we chopped it up briefly ahead of an informative Q&A session.

J.I.D., who is affiliated with EarthGang and signed to J. Cole’s Dreamville label, has been putting the final touches on his second solo studio album, DiCaprio 2. We briefly spoke with J.I.D. about the vision for the album, and what he intends to do next.

“I named the first part of the project after Leonard DiCaprio, who is one of the best creative minds and at the time I did the first one [DiCaprio EP], he didn’t have an Oscar despite his talent at the time. So the second part of this story is that the artist is now recognized,” J.I.D. explained.

Soft-spoken and extremely humble, we asked about the 28-year-old rapper’s approach to music since the release of The Never Story last year, which was his proper studio debut.

“The Never Story was about someone who never had anything, never got anywhere, yet still have to tell a story. It’s a journey like all music should be, you know? If you’re not telling a story, being honest, and expressing passion, then why do this art? I feel like with my music, I have a chance to be seen more for my talent but for what I left behind.”

J.I.D. then sat down for a quick Q&A with The Kid Skoob, breaking down where he’s hoping to take his career and sharing that his favorite live performer is Yukimi Nagano of Little Dragon.

We asked him during the open portion of the chat if he intends to display more of his singing ability, featured heavily on The Never Story. J.I.D. told us that he’s working on a project now that will feature him singing primarily.

After the talk, J.I.D. worked the room and met fans who were invited by way of the Verizon Up program. Verizon Wireless customers can join the Verizon Up program and earn rewards by way of paying their monthly bills and earning exciting experiences such as sporting events, music concerts, and other V.I.P. exclusives.

In Atlanta, J.I.D. greeted Verizon Up fans and played NBA 2K19 head to head with those in attendance. From what we saw, it looks like he knew what he was doing on the blacktop in a two-on-two game.

DiCaprio 2 drops on Nov. 26. Check out the expanded tracklist below.

Hit the gallery for images from the Verizon Up event below as well.

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Anderson .Paak Drops New LP ‘Oxnard,’ Music Twitter Approves #OXNARD

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Anderson .Paak had the world waiting on pins and needles after teasing his upcoming album Oxnard to the masses by way of social media standing alongside legends. Now, the first project from .Paak after signing to Dr. Dre’s Aftermath imprint is available and the reaction Twitter has been enthusiastic thus far.

The anticipation for Oxnard was high, this after .Paak appeared in photos with the likes of Q-Tip and Dre, and a blistering first single in “Tints” featuring Kendrick Lamar. In interviews. .Paak promised to deliver what he felt will be a classic album and while it’s too soon to say if it qualifies as one, the early returns on the album prove that .Paak’s fans and peers are all in.

Along with the aforementioned Q-Tip and K-Dot, J. Cole, BJ The Chicago Kid, and Snoop Dogg all show up across the album on various tracks. Mell, Dr. Dre, 9th Wonder, On’Mas Keith and .Paak himself all provide production among other names.

Check out the Twitter reactions to Anderson .Paak’s latest drop Oxnard below.

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Anderson .Paak Drops New LP ‘Oxnard,’ Music Twitter Approves #OXNARD


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North Sea Jazz Festival in Rotterdam

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Anderson .Paak had the world waiting on pins and needles after teasing his upcoming album Oxnard to the masses by way of social media standing alongside legends. Now, the first project from .Paak after signing to Dr. Dre’s Aftermath imprint is available and the reaction Twitter has been enthusiastic thus far.

The anticipation for Oxnard was high, this after .Paak appeared in photos with the likes of Q-Tip and Dre, and a blistering first single in “Tints” featuring Kendrick Lamar. In interviews. .Paak promised to deliver what he felt will be a classic album and while it’s too soon to say if it qualifies as one, the early returns on the album prove that .Paak’s fans and peers are all in.

Along with the aforementioned Q-Tip and K-Dot, J. Cole, BJ The Chicago Kid, and Snoop Dogg all show up across the album on various tracks. Mell, Dr. Dre, 9th Wonder, On’Mas Keith and .Paak himself all provide production among other names.

Check out the Twitter reactions to Anderson .Paak’s latest drop Oxnard below.

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Brooklyn Nets’ Caris LeVert Suffers Tough On-Court Injury, NBA Twitter Shows Support

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Rising Brooklyn Nets player Caris LeVert suffered a freak accident during a game that was so severe that he had to be wheeled off the court in a stretcher. The NBA community rallied around LeVert via Twitter in wishing him a speedy recovery.

From ESPN:

The Brooklyn Nets’ Caris LeVert was carried off the court against the Minnesota Timberwolves after significantly injuring his right leg late in the first half on Monday. The Nets announced that after he was assisted off the Target Center court, an ambulance took LeVert to a hospital for further evaluation.

“He is the heart and soul of our program,” Nets coach Kenny Atkinson said. “It’s a tough, tough blow for the Nets.”

LeVert came down hard on his right leg after colliding with Jeff Teague on an attempted chase-down block. He sat up and looked down at his leg before lying back down on the court and placing his hands on his forehead in apparent pain.

LeVert, who is a cousin of singers Gerald LeVert, Eddie LeVert, and Sean LeVert, played four years of college ball for the Michigan Timberwolves. He was drafted by the Nets in 2016, and this season, the 6-foot-7 shooting guard was averaging 18 points a game.

NBA Twitter has been rallying around LeVert and we’ve collected some of those responses below.

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Neck Work: Jill Scott Shows Off Mouf Love Skills On A Mic, Twitter Clutching Pearls

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Jill Scott is, without a doubt, one of the most talented singers of her generation and also one of the most revered. It has come to a shock to some of her adoring fans that Ms. Scott is NASTY NASTY, and a display of said freakiness was on display during a live performance where she made mouth love to a microphone.

During a recent performance, the glamorous and always regal Scott appears to be fellating a microphone with, shall we say, a renewed sense of vigor in the wake of her divorce. Forget a Tinder profile, Scott might have a whole host of suitors in the waiting after this. And not only did she simulate oral sex, but also the big finish as well.

This might come as a shock to some fans of Scott but the true blue ones know that she’s always had this side to her. Just go listen to “Crown Royal” if you want to really get familiar. And now, a word from Ms. Scott.

So far, Twitter has been going hamburger no cheese since the video of her getting that neck work in has gone viral, and we’ve got the best reactions below.

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Juelz Santana’s Tooth Struggle Gets GoFundMe Effort, Pearly Whites Back Like Cooked Crack Though

2018 A3C Festival

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The Diplomats are making a return to the scene in a big way on the back of their new video and single “Sauce Boyz” but something appeared to be missing with the crew’s youngest member. Juelz Santana‘s front teeth looked to be missing in the video in some shots and a fan launched a GoFundMe in wake of the Twitter clowning that ensued.

Never wasting time, 50 Cent was one of the first to hop on the joke bandwagon on Instagram.

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And in true Petty God fashion, Fif showed off his pearly whites in another photo.

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This went along with a number of folks online noticing that the “Human Crack In The Flesh” rapper might be what the game’s been missing but he’s clearly missing his chompers right along with it. The clowning online was relentless and because we’re kind souls, we’re going to link to the GoFundMe page although Juelz Santana’s fronts seem to be back in order based on the photo below.

Hit the gallery below for some of the online chatter.

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Pray For Markelle Fultz: Jimmy Butler Traded To The Sixers, NBA Twitter Is In Shambles

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The Jimmy Butler era with the Minnesota Timberwolves is a wrap. Sources say the NBA All-Star has been traded to the Philadelphia Sixers.

Philly gave up some young talent, shipping Robert Covington and Dario Saric to the Timberwolves.

Also, a 2022 second round draft pick for the Timberwolves is part of the deal.

With Jimmy Buckets on the squad, the already playoff contending Sixers become that more dangerous. Ben Simmons still needs a jumper, stat, though. Oh yeah, the Sixers got Justin Patton and the T-Wolves got Jerryd Bayless, too.

The jokes Markelle Fultz jokes are already litty. See the best NBA Twitter reactions in the gallery.

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Funk Faking Beckies Pretending To Be Black Get Called Out On Twitter

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Just as we’ve had to remind our white brothers and sisters that Blackface is never okay in recent weeks, once again Black Twitter is giving lessons to that side of the map about appropriating the culture. A Twitter user who once got into it with Nicki Minaj fans used her vast platform to call out a disturbing trend of, in her words, white women “cosplaying” as Black women.

Writer @Wannas world opened up the discussion earlier this week with the tweet below:

From there, several examples of white women putting on a classier and less abrasive form of Blackface on for the masses. Other Twitter users chimed in with their disdain as well, and the unsavory practice has been dubbed “n*ggerfishing” on the social media network.

And now, a solid word from the great Vince Staples.

We’ve collected some of the responses to this rising and truly unfortunate epidemic as @WannasWorld calls it. Check them out below.

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6 Things We Learned From Yella Beezy on The Breakfast Club

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Yella Beezy is relatively new to most Hip-Hop music fans and though he’s had a couple of hits in his back pocket, the Dallas rapper made a lot more headlines after getting shot last month.

With his debut album Ain’t No Goin Back dropping in mid-November, Beezy is ready to start talking about some thangs and what better place to start than The Breakfast Club.

Sitting down with DJ Envy and Angela Yee the “That’s On Me” rapper reveals what iconic southern rap group got him into rapping, what happened the night of the shooting, and being a God-fearing man.

Here are the 6 things we learned from Yella Beezy on The Breakfast Club.

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Supreme & Comme des Garçons SHIRT Collaborate For A “Split Swoosh” Air Force 1

Supreme & Comme des Garçons SHIRT AF1

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In the past decade and change, the popularity of Nike Air Force 1’s has been steadily falling but that might change for a second thanks to a second Supreme & Comme des Garçons SHIRT® collaboration.

Supreme recently dropped pics of the upcoming collaboration which features the classic Nike silhouette sporting a black and white colorway and features a split swoosh on both the outer and inner side panels of the sneakers. The heel will also have a feature of its own as it’ll be embroidered with the “COMME des GARÇONS Shirt — SUPREME.”

Will this be enough to entice sneakerheads to start rocking AF1’s again or is this just something that hypebeasts will be looking for?

Check out pics of the upcoming release below and let us know if you’ll be checking for these when they drop on November 8 in New York, Brooklyn, LA, London, Paris and online. Japan will have to wait a few more days as they’re slated to drop there on November 10.

Supreme & Comme des Garçons SHIRT AF1

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Supreme & Comme des Garçons SHIRT AF1

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