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The Source Music Video Review: Did Megan Thee Stallion Unleash Her Power in ‘BOA’ Music Video?

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Houston rapper Megan Thee Stallion takes her audience on an electrifying journey into the world of video games and anime with the music video for her single “BOA.” Complete with vibrant colors, dance choreography, and her Texas attitude, Megan proves once again she’s a contender for the top. With nods to iconic gaming franchises and her signature style on full display, “BOA” shows Megan’s unapologetic confidence and unstoppable talent.

MUSIC

Megan Thee Stallion has once again proven her dominance with hard hitting lyrics. She raps over the commercial sounding pop beat reminding fans that ‘She is hip hop’. “I keep it real, I keep it sexy, calling for backup before they address me,” she raps, alluding to certain rivals who assembled armies to team up against her. She also notes her unmatched ability to keep cool under pressure, calling out those who “Do all of that typing, but never once did I get pressed.” Produced by SixTwentySix, the track, which features a sample from Gwen Stefani pushing the sound into crossover status.

THEME

In the theatrical video, Megan goes on a journey into the world of video games and anime. The theme of the video centers around a mysterious game where Megan and her friends must face off against a formidable serpent woman. Drawing inspiration from iconic video game franchises like Mortal Kombat, Tekken, and Street Fighter, Megan showcases her love for the virtual world while asserting her revolutionary spirit.

CINEMATOGRAPHY

Directed by Daniel Iglesias Jr., the cinematography of “BOA” is visually stunning, with dark and eerie tones highlighted by bursts of vibrant pink and blue. Megan’s presence on screen, coupled with flawless choreography and barely-there fashions creates an experience for viewers. The yin yang theory of darkness and brightness showcases the duality of Megan’s persona, showcasing both her fierce determination and her playful charm.

STYLE

True to her reputation as a style icon, Megan entertains with her bold fashion choices and impeccable beauty. The fashion is giving futuristic elements and silhouettes, accentuated by eye-catching accessories and vibrant colors. With her flawless physique Megan leaves little to the Imagination, exuding sensuality that has captivated her audience.

RECAP

In “BOA,” Megan Thee Stallion delivers yet another hit that solidifies her status as one of the most influential artists in the game. With its catchy beat and caption-worthy lyrics, the song and its video stamps Megan’s talent and creativity proving she is a force to be reckoned whip-hop.

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Katt Williams to Stream Live Comedy Special on Netflix

Katt Williams to Stream Live Comedy Special on Netflix

Comedy legend Katt Williams is set to debut his new live comedy special on Netflix from the YouTube Theater in Inglewood, California, as part of Netflix Is A Joke Fest on May 4, 2024, at 7 PM PDT/10 PM EST. This marks Williams’s third special with Netflix, following his successful outings with World War III and Great America.

The event is part of the Netflix Is A Joke Comedy Fest, a massive comedy extravaganza in Los Angeles from May 2-12, featuring over 300 live stand-up shows, special events, table reads, sketches, and more across 35+ venues. Produced by Netflix in association with Live Nation, the festival will showcase the best comedians and artists in the world, taking over iconic landmarks and historic comedy venues throughout the city for 11 days of laughter and entertainment.

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Pete Davidson Says He Was High and Cracked a Bad Joke to Aretha Franklin’s Family at Her Funeral

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Pete Davidson revealed that he was extremely high at Aretha Franklin’s funeral and made a bad joke to her family.

Speaking in a trailer for his Netflix special, Davidson recalled the moment he went to the funeral with his then-fiancée, Ariana Grande.

“I’m so high, I thought it’d be a good idea to go up to her family and go, ‘Hey! I’m just here to pay my R-E-S-P-E-C-Ts,’” Davidson said.

“It’s embarrassing when you’re not on ketamine anymore, though,” Davidson said. “I’m embarrassed. I was out and about like that. That’s not cool, you know?”

Ketamine, as classified by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, is a dissociative anesthetic exhibiting hallucinogenic properties.

The trailer for his upcoming special, Turbo Fonzarelli, is below.

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[WATCH] Shannon Sharpe Responds To Criticism Over Katt Williams Interview

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Shannon Sharpe recently admitted he was offended over criticism that he was starstruck during his interview with Katt Williams instead of asking important follow-up questions.

Katt’s infamous interview on the Club Shay Shay podcast went viral last week, but social media users criticized Shannon’s interviewing skills.

One viewer tweeted (then deleted):

“Shannon Sharpe’s poor interview skills make me feel like he is just not an active listener at all because he left soooooo much on the table with Katt. Interviewing (like journalism) is a skill and it sucks how we’ve minimized its importance over time.”

“I never said I was a journalist,” Shannon told former NFL star Chad Johnson during the “Nightcap” podcast on Thursday. “Follow up question with what?”

Shannon claimed Katt’s appearance was simply a “conversation” between friends.

“If you listened in my intro, I said… the person that’s coming by for conversation and a drink. I’m a conversationalist.”

Shannon continued: “I never professed to be a journalist. I’m an entertainer. If you want hard-hitting questions, ’60 Minutes’ is the platform for you. ‘Dateline.’ ’48 Hours.’ Go to Lester Holt.”

However, social media users argued a good conversationalist requires listening skills and Shannon struggled.

The Club Shay Shay episode racked up over 36 million views in 4 days.

Thoughts?

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[WATCH] Shannon Sharpe Responds To Criticism Over Katt Williams Interview

Katt Williams Says Harvey Weinstein Offered Him Oral Sex

Shannon Sharpe recently admitted he was offended over criticism that he was starstruck during his interview with Katt Williams instead of asking important follow-up questions.

Katt’s infamous interview on the Club Shay Shay podcast went viral last week, but social media users criticized Shannon’s interviewing skills.

One viewer tweeted (then deleted):

“Shannon Sharpe’s poor interview skills make me feel like he is just not an active listener at all because he left soooooo much on the table with Katt. Interviewing (like journalism) is a skill and it sucks how we’ve minimized its importance over time.”

“I never said I was a journalist,” Shannon told former NFL star Chad Johnson during the “Nightcap” podcast on Thursday. “Follow up question with what?”

Shannon claimed Katt’s appearance was simply a “conversation” between friends.

“If you listened in my intro, I said… the person that’s coming by for conversation and a drink. I’m a conversationalist.”

Shannon continued: “I never professed to be a journalist. I’m an entertainer. If you want hard-hitting questions, ’60 Minutes’ is the platform for you. ‘Dateline.’ ’48 Hours.’ Go to Lester Holt.”

However, social media users argued a good conversationalist requires listening skills and Shannon struggled.

The Club Shay Shay episode racked up over 36 million views in 4 days.

Thoughts?

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New Podcast “ODB: A Son Unique” From USG Audio, Novel And Talkhouse Debuts November 7

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Most people remember Ol’ Dirty Bastard as the stage-crashing, secret weapon of Wu-Tang Clan. A raw showman whose death left the world of music, and those closest to him, shocked and confused. But Ol’ Dirty Bastard, aka Ason Unique, was far more complex. He was a man of many names, a God in hip hop, a father, husband, and someone who struggled with addiction and mental health. 

Hosted by New York-based photographer and filmmaker Khalik AllahODB: A Son Unique takes listeners on a journey into the legendary rapper’s complicated world. The first three episodes drop Tuesday, November 7, with two new episodes releasing every Tuesday.

Subscribe to ODB: A Son Unique on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or wherever podcasts are available, and listen to the trailer out today: HERE.

Remarked Allah: “To me, Ol’ Dirty Bastard is a legend and a prophet of Hip Hop. To lend my voice as a host to this podcast has been a true honor and a way of praising the life of one of the most unique geniuses in music. Our lives intersected in many ways, from having mutual friends to both having been enrolled in the curriculum of the Five Percent Nation. Working on this podcast has been a privilege and now I hope the world gains a new perspective on the short but profound life of Ason Unique, also known as the Ol’ Dirty Bastard; the Brooklyn emcee stormed the 1998 Grammy stage and said ‘Wu-Tang is for the children.’”

ODB: A Son Unique pays homage to a singular rap icon who left an indelible mark on Hip Hop. Host Khalik Allah, who started his career photographing the Wu-Tang Clan, tells the story of ODB from a young prankster growing up in Brooklyn to the formation of the most iconic group in New York hip-hop history: Wu-Tang Clan; and the chaotic production of his debut solo album. Allah tells the story of a man caught between the values of the Five Percent Nation – Black nationalist ideology – and a toxic mix of fame, mental health, and a racist criminal justice system which contributed to his untimely death at just 35 years old.

Through archival interviews with Popa Wu, who served as a mentor for both Ol’ Dirty Bastard and Allah, and new interviews with Buddha MonkRaekwon, detective Derrick Parker, Ol’ Dirty Bastard’s brother Ramsey Jones, biographer Jaime Lowe, lawyer Peter Frankel, writer and cultural critic Hanif Abdurraqib and more, ODB: A Son Unique offers an unforgettable story about Black life in America through the lens of a kindred spirit. 

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Cam’Ron And Ma$e Give Stat Baby Her Own Show “Check Out The Stat”

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Fans of sports entertainment and pop culture, get ready for a new and exciting addition to your screens! The highly anticipated “Come and Talk 2 Me” network, founded by the legendary rapper and entrepreneur Cam’ron, is proud to announce its latest addition – a dynamic and thrilling new show “Check Out the Stat” featuring none other than the talented Treasure Wilson, better known as Stat Baby.

The show debuted October 20th on the Come and Talk 2 Me Network on Youtube. The show promises to deliver an unfiltered and captivating experience that will undoubtedly resonate with viewers from all walks of life. Wilson, a University of Miami alumni, and social media sensation with over 53k Instagram followers and 45k followers on Tik Tok, is no stranger to making waves in the world of entertainment. Her new show, brought to you by the “Come and Talk 2 Me” network, will surely be no exception.

Known for her fearless and engaging style, Stat Baby is set to bring a fresh perspective to the network. The show will provide a platform for candid conversations on a variety of topics in the sports and entertainment world. Treasure’s unique ability to connect with her audience will ensure that her interviews and discussions will be nothing short of entertaining and insightful.

Cam’ron, the visionary behind the “Come and Talk 2” Me network, expressed his excitement about the new addition to the network’s lineup: “She is talented and deserves the opportunity so I gave her one!”

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Ice Spice Drops “Pretty Girl(With Rema)”, Appears As First Guest On ‘SNL’ 2023 Season Tonight

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Today Ice Spice releases the song for “Pretty Girl (with Rema)” on 10K Projects/Capitol. The rapper, singer, songwriter and overall It Girl is joined on the track by Nigerian rapper, singer and songwriter Rema and produced by RiotUSA.

“Pretty Girl (with Rema)” comes days after the Bronx-born Ice Spice was announced as the season premiere musical guest on Saturday Night Live, which will air tonight(October 14), won Best Breakthrough Hip Hop Artist at the 2023 BET Hip Hop Awards and Best New Artist at the 2023 Video Music Awards, graced the cover of Variety magazine and LA Times, added “Deli” as her 3rd RIAA-Certified Gold single with (the other two are “Munch (Feelin’ You)” and “In Ha Mood.” “Boys a Liar Part 2” with Pink Pantheress is certified platinum). Another week in the life of 23-year-old Ice Spice. 

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Chuck D Releases Trailer, Cover Art For ‘Can You Dig It?’

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Can You Dig It? A Hip Hop Origin Story has released the official trailer and cover art for the new Audible Original with hip-hop legend and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Chuck D. The 5-part Audible series, debuting August 10 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of hip-hop, explores a rarely told story that led to the birth of a global artistic movement. Offering an exclusive sneak preview, the trailer sets the stage for an extraordinary journey, telling the story behind the birth of hip-hop in the Bronx during the early 1970s.

Can You Dig It? explores the events surrounding the murder of Cornell “Black Benjie” Benjamin, a respected peacekeeper and member of the Ghetto Brothers gang in the Bronx. This series dives deep into the impact of his death and the subsequent Hoe Avenue peace meeting, where hundreds of gang members gathered to choose peace over violence. The outcome of this historic meeting laid the foundation for the birth of hip-hop, ultimately leading to Kool Herc’s legendary Back to School party in 1973.

Narrated by Chuck D, Can You Dig It? features interviews with influential figures who were at the forefront of this cultural movement. Their firsthand accounts, including former Black Panther and peacekeeper Joseph Mpa, original hip-hop MC Coke La Rock, and renowned photographers/documentarians Joe Conzo and Henry Chalfant, provide an immersive journey into the political and social landscape of the time.

Also included is insight from the family of Black Benjie, who go on-record, for the first time ever, “If Kool Herc is considered the father of hip-hop, then my uncle was the general; my uncle was the martyr,” says Angelique Lenox, niece of Black Benjie. “He didn’t die in vain, something good came from his death; his life mattered. This is truly my best version of a love letter to my father and my family and I will not stop until his name is a part of the hip-hop story.”

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Rapper Wiz Khalifa Sells Portion of Music Catalog

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Hip-hop’s biggest stars continue to sell their music catalog this week Wiz Khalifa  is the newest to let go of a percentage of his catalog. After both Nelly and Logic sold portions (or their entire music catalog), the Pittsburgh rapper has officially sold the publishing rights to a portion of his music catalog to HarbourView Equity Partners– the same firm that Nelly entered a deal with on Wednesday.

Although Wiz’s earnings in the sale have not been publicized, it has been confirmed that hit songs of his such as “Black & Yellow” and “See You Again” are both included in the deal, as both are the only two songs in his career to hit No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. In a statement attached to the press release, Khalifa spoke on his relationship with HarbourView Equity Partners’ founder Sherrese Clarke Soares and how much the agreement impacts his record label Taylor Gang.

“Sherrese and HarbourView truly understand the value of music and artistry,” he said. “We are excited to partner with them as they continue to build a dynamic media company that is in line with the values and goals we all have here at Taylor Gang.”

Soares also made a statement of her own celebrating Wiz’s talent.

Wiz Khalifa has already made a profound impact on culture as a musician, executive, media visionary and creative force.” she said, “We celebrate his talent and creativity and are thrilled to welcome him and Taylor Gang to the HarbourView family today.”

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