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The Toronto Raptors Gave Drake A Jacket Worth $769K

Milwaukee Bucks v Toronto Raptors - Game Four

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Yes you read that correctly. Canada’s premier and only NBA organization hooked Drizzy up in a major way.

As reported by High Snobiety Drake received a one of one custom Toronto Raptors / OVO jacket valued over $769,000. The outside shell is resembles a sports jacket but the inside lining reveals a “City Edition” Raptors jersey. This uber pricey piece comes with an exorbitantly high price tag for a reason. For starters the fabric is sourced from a French mill with pieces used dating all the way back to 1927. Additionally the Raptors basketball and OVO owl logos are detailed in lab-grown, carbon-neutral diamonds.

The gesture is a nod to the ever popular “Drake Curse” which was ongoing part of the team’s current playoff run. If you let history tell it anytime Drizzy wore jersey the respective quad would end up losing. So much so the “In My Feelings” rapper wore the logos of four different cities during the weekend of NFL divisional championship games.

You can see more of the jacket below.

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Thanks Dad ?: Future Buys Baby Future A Rolex For His 5th Birthday, Twitter Had Time

Twitter Drags Future For Buying Baby Future A Rolex On His 5th BDay

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Most boys, when they turn five-years-old, want things like toys, a bike or a new video game console as a gift. If you’re Future, those kinds of gifts for your son are beneath you and instead, you go for something extravagant. The “March Madness” rapper is getting dragged by his blonde dreads on Twitter for buying his now five-year-old son a Rolex watch.

It’s an evil world we live in.

Umm gee dad, “thanks.” That was precisely the response his young son he shares with Ciara said when he received the Rolex from his dad while at his huge superhero themed birthday party. Twitter immediately caught on and called out Future fro opting to go with jewelry instead of you know things a five-year-old child would want like toys.

When it comes to his parenting skills, Future always seems to be the butt of the jokes on the social media platform, but it’s still his own doing. Now he is not the first dad to gift their kid’s jewelry, DJ Khaled also bought his son Asahd who was only one-year-old at the time a 100k diamond-studded watch.

Meanwhile, super stepdad, Russell Wilson’s Instagram post to his stepson was a heartfelt message and basically displays the stark contrast in parenting.

Well anyway, Twitter was over it and let Future have it, now it’s good to see he is a part of his son’s life and lacing him with the finer things in life, but according to the internet, this wasn’t it chief at all.

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Deontay Wilder Knocked Dominic Breazeale The F*ck Out, Twitter Reacts

Deontay Wilder v Dominic Breazeale

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Dominic Breazeale is still trying to figure out what happened. What everyone else saw was the boxer getting knocked the f*ck out by an overhand right from Deontay Wilder aka The Bronze Bomber last night in Brooklyn.

The WBC heavyweight championship was on the line at the Barclay’s Center, and Breazeale called it a night at 2:17. That’s when Wilder stepped into a fight hand that crushed his opponents sole.

Breazeale crumpled to the ground, and the ref called it a night when son tried to get up and clearly had no idea where he was.

Wilder goes to 41-0-1—the draw was to Tyson Fury. Forty of those W’s are by knockout.

Deontay Wilder v Dominic Breazeale

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As for Breazeale, he’s catching all the jokes. Even that man’s ear is getting slandered.

Peep the best below.

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Tyler, the Creator Drops Long-Awaited ‘IGOR’ Album, Twitter Showers Him With Praise

Twitter Absolutely Loves Tyler, The Creator's New Album 'IGOR'

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If your a fan of music today was a good day for you.  At the stroke of midnight, Hip-Hop lovers got albums from Dj Khaled, Megan Thee Stallion and Tyler, the Creator. While Khaled and Stallion’s musical efforts are respectively are generating buzz, it’s Tyler’s long-awaited album IGOR that has Twitter forming a moshpit of praise.

When Tyler opened up his Twitter app this morning he was definitely hit with a tsunami in the form of positive reactions to his latest project. IGOR is the follow up to 2017’s Flower Boy and based on one Twitter users reaction can be described as if “Cherry Bomb and Flower Boy had a child.” Speaking on his new album, the “November” rapper stated he wanted fans to “go into this expecting a rap album. Don’t go into this expecting any album. Just go, jump into it.”

Well, it would appear they listened and are enjoying the project that features collaborations with Santigold, Kanye West, Playboi Carti, and Lil Uzi Vert. You would be hard pressed to find one negative reaction about the album with praises ranging from production, transitions, replayability and of course lyrical content.

If you ask Twitter, Tyler, The Creator has a classic on his hands, you can stream the album below and check out the reactions to IGOR in the gallery below.

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Heat Check: Megan Thee Stallion Drops Debut LP ‘Fever,’ Twitter Goes Up For Hot Girl Meg

Spotify Celebrates Megan Thee Stallion's New Album

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Megan Thee Stallion is unquestionably the hottest rapper in the game right now without a need to mention her gender. The 24-year-old star just released her debut album Fever, and Twitter is going all the way up for “Hot Girl Meg,” her alter ego for the project.

Across 14 tracks, Megan Thee Stallion shows and proves that while she does tout a sexier image, there is still high-level rapping to be witnessed on the album. The Houston native kept it low on the features and carries the bulk of the album with Juicy J showing up for “Simon Says” and DaBaby rocking with Megan on “Cash Sh*t.”

Producers include LilJuMadeDaBeat, Juicy J, DJ Chose, DJ WillAye, Project Pat, Prolivik Beeats, and Supah Mario.

Check out the reactions to Megan Thee Stallion’s Fever below.

To hear the album, hit the links below.

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Heat Check: Megan Thee Stallion Drops Debut LP ‘Fever,’ Twitter Goes Up For Hot Girl Meg

Spotify Celebrates Megan Thee Stallion's New Album

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Megan Thee Stallion is unquestionably the hottest rapper in the game right now without a need to mention her gender. The 24-year-old star just released her debut album Fever, and Twitter is going all the way up for “Hot Girl Meg,” her alter ego for the project.

Across 14 tracks, Megan Thee Stallion shows and proves that while she does tout a sexier image, there is still high-level rapping to be witnessed on the album. The Houston native kept it low on the features and carries the bulk of the album with Juicy J showing up for “Simon Says” and DaBaby rocking with Megan on “Cash Sh*t.”

Producers include LilJuMadeDaBeat, Juicy J, DJ Chose, DJ WillAye, Project Pat, Prolivik Beeats, and Supah Mario.

Check out the reactions to Megan Thee Stallion’s Fever below.

To hear the album, hit the links below.

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‘Wu-Tang: Of Mics And Men Soundtrack’ EP Tied To Showtime Doc Drops Friday

Wu-Tang Clan: Of Mics and Men soundtrack

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Mass Appeal’s Wu-Tang Clan documentary Of Mics and Men on Showtime will surely put you in the mood for new music after the heavy does of nostalgia. Right on cue, today (May 15), Mass Appeal Records/36 Chambers announced that the Wu-Tang: Of Mics And Men Soundtrack will drop this Friday.

The soundtrack is an EP at a short and sweet seven tracks, three of which are skits (which are outtakes from the series that didn’t make the final cut). The first single is the brolic “On That Sht Again,” featuring Ghostface Killah and RZA.

Wu-Tang Clan: Of Mics and Men is the definitive docuseries that explores and reveals our careers spanning over 25 years. The accompanying soundtrack is a great dose of some of those Men back on those Mics again,” said RZA via a press statement.

Listen to “On That Sht Again,” and check out the EP’s tracklisting, below. Vinyl and special exclusive bundles will be available for pre-order on shop.massappeal.com while a physical release will be out this summer.

Tracklist:

  1. On That Sht Again – Ghostface Killah, RZA
  2. Seen A Lot of Things – Ghostface Killah, Raekwon, Harley
  3. Project Kids (skit) – Nas
  4. Do The Same as My Brother Do – RZA
  5. Yo, Is You Cheo? (skit) – Cheo Hodari Coker
  6. Of Mics and Men – RZA, Masta Killa, Cappadonna
  7. One Rhyme (skit) – GZA & Masta Killa

    Gods Of Rap At SSE Arena Wembley

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A$AP Rocky Is The Face Of Calvin Klein’s “I Speak My Truth” Campaign [Video]

ASAP Rocky Calvin Klein I Speak My Truth Campaign

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ASAP Rocky’s glow up in the fashion world continues to get brighter. He has signed on for yet another celebrity led collection.

ASAP Rocky Calvin Klein I Speak My Truth Campaign

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Complex is reporting that the Harlem native is one of the faces for Calvin Klein’s newest #MyCalvins roll-out. Titled “I Speak My Truth” the campaign intends to inspire individuals from all backgrounds to express themselves in the name of art.

Propped in front of large flames of fire he stays true to his braggadocios swag with his confessional. “Growing up in New York City, I live life on the edge. So when it comes to sex, it ain’t no different than the streets. Keep that sh*t hot baby” he explained.

The second visual finds Lord Flacko flexing in front of a moving background sporting a white denim outfit; shirtless of course. He frames the clip with a drop straight out the Zoolander modeling school. “You ask my truth in two words, well that’s easy: ASAP Rocky.”

This is not the first time the “Peso” rapper has partnered with CK. In 2017 he and the rest of ASAP Mob team starred in a denim flavored shoot for the brand’s “Our Crew” initiative.

 

ASAP Rocky Calvin Klein I Speak My Truth Campaign

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Happy Zion Day: Knicks Fans Pray To The ALL THE GODS In Hopes of Landing Phenom

Knicks Fans Are Praying To GODS The Teams Lands The No.1 Pick

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New York Knicks fans have been suffering for a long time, but tonight their luck can change. The NBA Draft lottery is tonight and Knickerbocker faithful hopes that odds in their favor today and team secure the first pick in this year’s draft earning the honor to pick Duke Blue Devil freshman phenom, Zion Williamson.
14% that’s the number stuck in Knicks fans heads at the moment cause that is the team’s chances at landing Zion Williamson. They share that percentage with the Cleveland Cavaliers who for some reason always seem to win when they lose because they stay in the conversation when it comes to landing potential superstars out of college.

As you can imagine Knick fans are praying to whatever God or deity they worship that this offseason will finally reward them for embracing the tank for so long. For a while now we have heard about all of the cap space the team has in hopes need to lure in the likes of Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving so they will possibly bring their talents to Madison Square Garden. The Knicks winning the distinct honor to draft Zion Williamson could be the piece to get the resurrection of the New York Knicks started.

All hopes are hanging on Knicks legend (not Kristaps Porzingis) Patrick Ewing bringing that good juju that team had when they selected him as the first overall pick back in 1985. Today #NBATwitter could either go two ways, either Knicks fans celebrating or those who live to see those same fans miserable and will take the opportunity to remind the NYK’s passionate supporters of their loyalty to a fault to the currently dysfunctional franchise.

You can see the Knicks fans prayers for Zion in the form of Tweets in the gallery below.

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Daenerys Goes Mad & Scorched King’s Landing, Twitter Has Thoughts

'Game of Thrones' 'The Bells' Episode Left Twitter Unsatisfied

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Daenerys lived up to her Targaryen lineage in the worst way possible during last night’s penultimate episode of Game of Thrones. The Mother of Dragons went to full Targaryen on their asses turning the once vibrant King’s Landing into a pile of rubble and ash.

Varys tried to warn them, and for his troubles, he got incinerated and used as an example to anyone who even thinks of spreading her secret. Daenerys suffered so many losses on her quests to regain the Iron Throne and finally succumbed to paranoia and the crazy that runs in her family.

Whether you liked it or not, the writers went there sending Daeny the breaker of chains down to the path of madness like the last Targaryen who held the throne. On top of Daenerys and Drogon leveling King’s Landing and damn near killing everyone fans felt cheated they didn’t get to see Cersei catch a severe fade they thought they were promised. Instead, we got a more ironic and at the same time poetic death for Cersei, and her twin lover Jaimie who as far as we know were crushed under the Red Keep by the same castle she boasted would never fall.

As you can imagine GOT fans were Stark (pun intended) raving mad because of “lazy writing” and unsatisfying moments for characters. This Game of Thrones’ fan was very much satisfied, but hey I can’t speak for everyone else. One thing is definitely for sure, everyone will be tuned into season 8 final episode despite their complaints. You can hit the gallery for the hilarious commentary that was a direct result of the glorious mess that was episode 5.

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