Wednesday, July 22, 2020

DMX and Snoop Dog are set to face off in the latest Verzuz battle



Dubbed the “battle of the dogs,” hip hop heavyweights Snoop Dog and DMX will square off head to head in the latest Verzuz series. The dogs are about to go wild. 

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Kanye West announces release date of new album “DONDA”



Kanye West announced today on Twitter that he’s getting ready to drop a new album, coming out next week. Yep, next week. The album is called Donda, and it’s supposedly dropping on Friday, July 24. (Earlier this week, West also shared a snippet of a new track called “Donda” on Twitter.) 

'Rather Be': Brandy’s new track is What 2020 Needs



Brandy has dropped the track 'Rather Be' in the lead-up to her forthcoming album 'B7', which drops on July 31. This will mark Brandy's first studio album since 2012's 'Two Eleven'. 'Rather Be' was preceded by the promotional single 'Freedom Rings' as well as the lead single 'Baby Mama' featuring Chance the Rapper. The album additionally includes a collaboration with Daniel Caesar on a track titled 'Love Again'.
A master of R&B, Brandy is no stranger to delivering some quality music, and that's exactly what she has done on 'Rather Be', and fans can't help but praise the singer's absolutely gorgeous vocals on the track. One fan said, ""Brandy *ss sounds like 20 angels singing on this new track! Ack! This album about to slap!" Another stated, "She didn’t have to serve this hard... but she just does naturally." One shared, "Brandy’s BGVs on this track though. Bruh. There is no one like her. No one," and another elaborated, "Brandy’s delivery on the 2nd verse. This beat switch at 2:07. This spacey transition at 2:27. This lush tone." And one fan simply stated, "That voice! Lord!"

Kanye West Claims Wife Kim Kardashian 'Tries to Lock Me Up'




On Monday evening, 43-year-old rapper, Kanye West wrote during in a tweet storm  that his wife Kim K was trying to have a doctor "lock me up."

"Kim was trying to fly to Wyoming with a doctor to lock me up like on the movie Get Out because I cried about saving my daughters life yesterday," West wrote on Twitter, referring to his comments about North West during his first campaign rally over the weekend.

"Kriss don’t play with me you and that calmye are not allowed around my children Ya’ll tried to lock me up," West wrote in one tweet, seemingly referring to his mother-in-law and her boyfriend Corey Gamble. A few minutes later, he added, "Kim tried to bring a doctor to lock me up with a doctor."

"If I get locked up like Mandela Ya’ll will know why," West wrote in another tweet.

"Everybody knows the movie get out is about me,' he also wrote.








Sunday, July 19, 2020

Chelsea beats Man Utd to reach the FA Cup final



The Blues boss is delighted with their win over the Red Devils at Wembley to reach the final.

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard was proud of his side’s performance in Sunday’s 3-1 win against Manchester United.

The Blues dominated the FA Cup semi-final tie against Ole Gunnar Solskjear’s side at Wembley to book their place in the final against Arsenal.

Goals from Olivier Giroud and Mason Mount and an own goal from Harry Maguire put the Stamford Bridge side well ahead of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team before Bruno Fernandes converted a late penalty for the Red Devils.

Source: Goal.com

August “Entanglement” Lyrics



Intro: Rick Ross & August Alsina]
Special moment in history
Huh
(Romano)
August
No, oh-woah, oh, oh
(OG Parker)

[Chorus: August Alsina & Rick Ross]
The definition of entanglement (No, oh-woah, oh, oh)
It's when you're tangled in the sheets (Yeah, yeah)
Girl I know that we don't call it a relationship (No, oh, oh)
But you're still fuckin' with me (Oh), yeah (Yeah)
Entanglements, is when you tangled in them sheets
Entanglements, is when you're tangled up with me
Entanglements (The number one's here, it's the Biggest), is when you're gettin' in too deep
Tangled up with me (Huh), tang—, tangled in them sheets (Yes)

[Verse 1: Rick Ross]
Shawty leanin' on my shoulder, got her questionin' my willpower
Jaded by her beauty, but her reputation real solid
Mornin' down the hallway, I can tell you how I feel about it
Caught up in the Matrix, and I doubt if I can get up out it (Come on, come on, huh)
Livin' like there's no tomorrow, met your boy with open arms
Tell you all my darkest stories, promise that you won't depart
Keys to over forty cars, left me with a broken heart
Still I gotta get around, favorite artist was 2Pac
Watch a movie, then we freak it
Tangled up, I'm gettin' deeper (Yeah)
Do this shit like every weekend, guess I'm just her little secret (Come on, come on)
Entanglement is when a man'll lick until you tremble (Huh)
Saddest part is I still love you, just to keep it simple (Biggest)

Verse 2: August Alsina & Rick Ross]
I'm bein' honest baby, don't want no strings attached (Uh-uh)
You just want a nigga that's gon' break your back (Break your back)
I'm half? No, I ain't 'bout to play with that (Play with that)
You left your man to fuck with me, just to pay him back
Don't you know that's cold hearted?
Once you gone, no comin' back
Girl, you fuckin' with a youngin', I be doin' shit you like
Don't do talkin' when I see you, all your hear's love sounds
Goin' round for round, you want a nigga that take you down (This a special bond but it ain't true)

[Chorus: August Alsina & Rick Ross]
The definition of entanglement (Yes)
It's when you're tangled in the sheets (It's when you tangled in the sheets, yeah)
Girl I know that we don't call it a relationship (No, oh, oh)
But you're still fuckin' with me (Oh), yeah (Yeah)
Entanglements, is when you tangled in them sheets
Entanglements, is when you're tangled up with me
Entanglements, is when you're gettin' in too deep
Tangled up with me, tang—, tangled in them sheets

[Verse 3: August Alsina]
I'm on my way, yeah (Skrr)
I'ma pull up when he dip (Skrr)
He's always think me and you fuckin' (Woo)
If he see me, he gon' trip
House with no key (Key, key)
Girl I know I fucked up your hair
Lay you down, and hit it right there
Lay you down, and hit it right there, oh, oh
That ain't my girl, but I got the key
To the crib and to your car (To the crib and to her heart)
She don't wanna label shit but she needs me in her life (In her life, yeah)
I don't have to label shit to fit it in her life, life, lifestyle
We gon' keep it poppin' shawty, you my lil' secret (You my lil' secret)
Just took the lingerie around you, takin' off next weekend
Know it's wrong but feels right (It feels so right, yeah)
Know it's wrong but feels right

[Chorus: August Alsina]
The definition of entanglement (No, oh-woah, oh, oh)
It's when you're tangled in the sheets (Yeah, yeah)
Girl I know that we don't call it a relationship (Woah, ooh-woo, ooh-woo)
But you're still fuckin' with me (But you still fuckin' with me)
Entanglements (Entanglements), is when you tangled in them sheets (Is when you tangled in the sheets)
Entanglements, is when you're tangled up with me
Entanglements (Entanglements), is when you're gettin' in too deep
Tangled up with me, tang—, tangled in them sheets. 
Listen to Entanglement Here

August Alsina drops new song 'Entanglements' after Jada Pinkett Smith confirms past relationship



Late Saturday night, August dropped new song called entanglement". August feature rapper Rick Ross on the new track. 

The song alludes to the term Jada Pinkett Smith used to describe her relationship with Alsina.

"I got into an entanglement with August," Pinkett Smith told her husband, Will Smith, as the couple came together for a special edition of her "Red Table Talk" show on Facebook July 10 to share their side of the controversy surrounding her relationship with the singer.

Check out the new song and let me know what you think. 

Entanglement

Saturday, July 18, 2020

Nick Cannon apologizes for anti-Semitic comments; will continue as ‘The Masked Singer’ host



Nick Cannon  issued an apology online for anti-Semitic comments he made on a podcast. “First and foremost I extend my deepest and most sincere apologies to my Jewish sisters and brothers for the hurtful and divisive words that came out of my mouth during my interview with Richard Griffin,” Cannon said on his Twitter account.

“They reinforced the worst stereotypes of a proud and magnificent people and I feel ashamed of the uninformed and naïve place that these words came from. The video of this interview has since been removed.”

In the hour-plus episode of “Cannon’s Class” released last month that prompted his firing, Cannon and Richard “Professor Griff” Griffin, formerly of the rap group Public Enemy, contended that Black people are the true Hebrews and Jews have usurped that identity. 

Cannon then argued that lighter-skinned people — “Jewish people, white people, Europeans” — “are a little less” and have a “deficiency” that historically caused them to act out of fear and commit acts of violence to survive.

“They had to be savages,” he said.

Former President Obama tribute to Rep. John Lewis



My Statement on the Passing of Rep. John Lewis


America is a constant work in progress. What gives each new generation purpose is to take up the unfinished work of the last and carry it further — to speak out for what’s right, to challenge an unjust status quo, and to imagine a better world.

John Lewis — one of the original Freedom Riders, chairman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, the youngest speaker at the March on Washington, leader of the march from Selma to Montgomery, Member of Congress representing the people of Georgia for 33 years — not only assumed that responsibility, he made it his life’s work. He loved this country so much that he risked his life and his blood so that it might live up to its promise. And through the decades, he not only gave all of himself to the cause of freedom and justice, but inspired generations that followed to try to live up to his example. 

Considering his enormous impact on the history of this country, what always struck those who met John was his gentleness and humility. Born into modest means in the heart of the Jim Crow South, he understood that he was just one of a long line of heroes in the struggle for racial justice. Early on, he embraced the principles of nonviolent resistance and civil disobedience as the means to bring about real change in this country, understanding that such tactics had the power not only to change laws, but to change hearts and minds as well.

In so many ways, John’s life was exceptional. But he never believed that what he did was more than any citizen of this country might do. He believed that in all of us, there exists the capacity for great courage, a longing to do what’s right, a willingness to love all people, and to extend to them their God-given rights to dignity and respect. And it’s because he saw the best in all of us that he will continue, even in his passing, to serve as a beacon in that long journey towards a more perfect union. 

I first met John when I was in law school, and I told him then that he was one of my heroes. Years later, when I was elected a U.S. Senator, I told him that I stood on his shoulders. When I was elected President of the United States, I hugged him on the inauguration stand before I was sworn in and told him I was only there because of the sacrifices he made. And through all those years, he never stopped providing wisdom and encouragement to me and Michelle and our family. We will miss him dearly.

It’s fitting that the last time John and I shared a public forum was at a virtual town hall with a gathering of young activists who were helping to lead this summer’s demonstrations in the wake of George Floyd’s death. Afterwards, I spoke to him privately, and he could not have been prouder of their efforts — of a new generation standing up for freedom and equality, a new generation intent on voting and protecting the right to vote, a new generation running for political office. I told him that all those young people — of every race, from every background and gender and sexual orientation — they were his children. They had learned from his example, even if they didn’t know it. They had understood through him what American citizenship requires, even if they had heard of his courage only through history books. 

Not many of us get to live to see our own legacy play out in such a meaningful, remarkable way. John Lewis did. And thanks to him, we now all have our marching orders — to keep believing in the possibility of remaking this country we love until it lives up to its full promise.

Friday, July 17, 2020

Georgia congressman and civil rights icon John Lewis dies at age 80



Rep. John Lewis of Georgia died late Friday at the age of 80.

He was a civil rights icon and served in the House of Representatives since 1987. A lifelong champion of desegregation, Lewis was one of the original Freedom Riders, a group of civil rights activists who rode interstate buses through the South to demonstrate against segregated bus terminals.

He was also the last surviving speaker of the 1963 March on Washington. Lewis rose to national prominence on March 7, 1965, when he led over 600 peaceful protesters across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama.

Source: Business Insider

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

MZ Menneh Speaks Out About Sexual Assault Experience on BBC



MZ Menneh recently spoke out about experiencing sexual assault at the hands of a family friend when she was 15 years ago. She revealed this in her recent interview on BBC. According to the singer, about 80% females who were born and raised in Liberia have experienced some form of sexual assault. To listen to the full interview, click the link below. 


Monday, July 13, 2020

George Soros donates $220 million to fight against racial injustice



George Soros’s foundation, Open Society announced Monday that it is investing $220 million into the push for racial justice. 

The largest portion, $150 million, will be given in five-year grants to various civil rights and racial equality groups like Black Voters Matter and the Equal Justice Initiative, according to the foundation



The remaining $70 million will be divvied up among local initiatives that support the progression toward racial equality. Some of the money will be used to fund young people participating in internships and civic engagement, as well as "efforts to fight voter suppression and disinformation," according to the announcement. 

"It is inspiring and powerful to experience this transformational moment in the racial justice movement," said Open Society Foundations President Patrick Gaspard in a statement.

"We are honored to be able to carry on the vital work of fighting for rights, dignity, and equity for oppressed people the world over started by our founder and chair, George Soros."

Find out why Jackie Russ shaved his beard after 7 months


For the past seven months, Jackie Russ has been a part of the most sexiest gang in the world, the beard gang. Unfortunately, he left the gang few days ago, but for a good cause. The award winning producer, who is the brother of award winning artist, Christoph, lost his mother to the hand of death about a week ago. To mourn the death of his mother, it is traditionally requires that he shave his beard, and he did just that. Check out his new look below





Nelson Mandela's Daughter Dies At 59



Zindzi Mandela, the youngest daughter of South Africa's first black president Nelson Mandela has died aged 59, local media reported Monday.

She was ambassador to Denmark at the time of her death.

"The 59-year-old daughter of former president Nelson Mandela and struggle stalwart Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, passed away at a Johannesburg hospital in the early hours of this morning," said public broadcaster SABC.

Sunday, July 12, 2020

Lil Baby’s best friend and QC artist Marlo reportedly has been shot dead



According to TMZ, Atlanta rapper Rudolph "Lil Marlo" Johnson, who was only 27 years old, was shot over the weekend in Atlanta. Cops responded to a call at 2:06 Sunday morning. The call came in as a car accident on Interstate 285 in downtown Atlanta, but when police arrived they found the rapper had been shot. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Police do not know if this was a drive-by shooting, whether someone in his car shot him or whether he was shot somewhere else and was driving when he crashed. 


3 Zodiac Signs Most Likely To Meet Their Soulmate During Quarantine



Blame it on retrograde.

Guess what, falling in love, emotionally connecting, and building a meaningful relationship with someone you met online one boring Sunday afternoon is possible, especially if you're an Aries, Cancer, or Scorpio. According to an astrologer, these three zodiac signs are most likely to meet their soulmate during quarantine.

Astrologer  Mary Cole stated that, “Right now, we're experiencing several planets in retrograde, which makes establishing a connection difficult due to communication mishap.” According to what she wrote, “During the fall, Mars will also be in retrograde, which essentially puts your sex drive on hold. However, this lack of distraction may push people to make more logical choices when it comes to love."

According to Cole, this isn't really an ideal year to find a soulmate. But there are pockets of time in which it could happen like after Mars goes retrograde, or when Jupiter enters Aquarius, which is when people will foster a lot of mutual respect for one another.

Some zodiac signs will also have better luck than others, especially if they take advantage of quarantine.

Aries (March 21 — April 19)

Aries have several qualities that make them awesome online daters, including their go-getter attitude, their passion, and their directness. If this ram is determined to find love while in quarantine, they'll get online and do it. That's just who they are.

"Unlike some other passionate signs, they won't fall in love with someone irrationally," Cole says. "They'll be engaging, ask the right questions, and find someone who can keep up with them. The person who's able to keep up with the online dating style of the Aries might just be their soulmate!"

Cancer (June 21 — July 22)

Cancers frequently long for connection, and they'll do whatever they need to in order to fill that need. They love being in love and are extremely sensitive and in tune with their emotions. According to Cole, they're unique online daters because they like getting into deep conversations and are often able to get others to open up.

"Their need for connection, open heart, and unique, trustworthy energy might just attract someone who's longing for the same thing," Cole says. "Before quarantine, this may have come off as 'needy' to some, but everyone is feeling lonely at the moment." In other words, it's the perfect time for a Cancer to work it.


Scorpio (October 23 — November 21)

Scorpios are incredibly passionate, and, when in a relationship, they're devoted and loyal partners. However, it takes them a while to open up to someone. When they're single, they tend to find themselves attempting to fulfill their physical needs on a regular basis. This can lead to them having several casual partners at once rather than one serious love.

But because of COVID, Cole says physical touch isn't there to drive the connection right now. "Sending that Scorpio energy on an emotional level rather than a physical one can unlock the Scorpio superpower," she says. If it's tough for them to find casual flings right now, they may focus their attention on finding "the one" instead.

Source: 

Mary Cole, astrologer

Beyoncé launches grants for Black-owned businesses with BeyGOOD foundation



Beyonce has teamed up with the NAACP to create the Black-Owned Small Business Impact Fund. The fund is called BeyGOOD. Its sole purpose is to give Black-owned businesses grants through her foundation. The Fund will provide grants up $10,000  for small business owners. You Go girl!!!

Saturday, July 11, 2020

Breaking News: Trump in Mask



The president was visiting the Walter Reed military hospital outside Washington, where he met wounded soldiers and health care workers.

"I've never been against masks but I do believe they have a time and a place," he said as he left the White House.

He has previously said that he would not wear a mask and mocked Democratic rival Joe Biden for doing so.

But on Saturday he said: "I think when you're in a hospital, especially in that particular setting, where you're talking to a lot of soldiers and people that, in some cases, just got off the operating tables, I think it's a great thing to wear a mask.

He added that he "sort of liked" how he looked with one on. 



Will Smith slams 50 Cent for Jada Pinkett Smith jab



50 Cent is at it again, this time, taking advantage of the opportunity to mock Will Smith on recent interview with his wife, Jada Smith. 

Will Smith isn’t known for foul language, but had no problem dropping the f-bomb on 50 Cent after the rapper took shots at his wife, Jada Pinkett Smith.

The “Power” producer, 45, posted a private message between himself and the Oscar-nominated actor, 51, Saturday morning where he is seen asking Will about the latest edition of Facebook Watch series “Red Table Talk.” The episode found Will and Jada discussing her “entanglement” with August Alsina while the couple were privately separated.

After asking Will if he’s ok, the “Bad Boy” actor responded that he’s fine and appreciates the concern.

“But why she tell you that s–t on a show for everybody to see?” 50 went on to ask, to which Will responded, “We broke up, so she did her and I did me.”

Changing the tone of the exchange, the Queens rapper added, “Then she said only SHE can give permission for somebody to blow her back out,” to which Will responded with a simple, “f–k you 50.”


Friday, July 10, 2020

10 Reasons Why Lincoln Ward is One of the Most Underrated in the Liberian Entertainment Industry



Over the years there have been a lot of hard working Liberians in the Liberian Entertainment Industry who have worked to push the industry forward. 
Most of these entertainment business owners are doing some really great work, but not getting the exposure.

One of these amazing individuals is Mr. Ward. He is hard working and technologically savvy. Here are ten reasons why he deserves all of the accolades the Liberian entertainment industry have to offer. Narrowing down his accomplishments to these ten is a major injustice. He has done so much more and is still contributing tremendously to the industry. 

1. Co-founder of Radio Lib, the first Liberian online radio station. 

2. Founder of Wlojii, Liberia’s first music app. 

3. Founder of IRep, a platform that shines light on the Liberian entertainment industry. 

4. Created the Liberian News Network app. 

5. Is currently the President of The Liberian community Association of Pittsburgh. (I know this is not about Entertainment but it helps influence entertainment in my community.)

6. Owner of a Liberian culture and expressions online clothing store. 

7. Has an annually (My Christmas on you) cash giveaway. 

8. Sponsored the First Liberian Hipco festival in Liberia. 

9. Brought to the spotlight “Pot Not boiling” music video, worked with the
director, Promoted and premiered it and raised money to give back to the
artists in the video.

10. Owner of Legend Musik and is currently a manager for J Flow, an artist based in Liberia.


Armed Black citizens march at KKK stronghold and issue warning to ‘rednecks’




About 1,000 heavily armed militia, all of whom were Black, marched through Georgia's Stone Mountain Park on Saturday, challenging white nationalist groups in the area to either come out and fight or join them in demonstrating against the government.

Stone Mountain State Park officials said the Black militia group was peaceful, orderly and escorted by police as they called for the removal of the country's largest Confederate monument near Atlanta.

Videos posted to social media show the group, the "Not F**king Around Coalition" (NFAC), meeting at the massive nine-story quartz sculpting that depicts former Confederate president Jefferson Davis and Southern generals Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson.

NFAC Founder Grand Master Jay told Newsweek via phone Sunday that the militia members at Stone Mountain on Saturday were "100 percent Black" and they are not affiliated with Black Lives Matter. "We are a Black militia. We aren't protesters, we aren't demonstrators. We don't come to sing, we don't come to chant. That's not what we do," he said.

The NFAC head explained why several videos show the militia members alongside demonstrators earlier in the day before heading to Stone Mountain. Grand Master Jay told Newsweek the sister of Rayshard Brooks, who was killedoutside an Atlanta Wendy's by police last month, requested the NFAC militia provide her with a security escort to a downtown rally that began at the site of her brother's death.

"Our initial goal was to have a formation of our militia in Stone Mountain to send a message that as long as you're abolishing all these statues across the country, what about this one?" Grand Master Jay said, referencing the massive Confederate carving.

He added that he must commend Stone Mountain police for offering the all-Black militia support as they exercised their constitutional rights on July 4th.

"It was all Black ... there were no brown people, no white people... everyone was Black. I am not a protester, I am the commanding general of my militia, we were swearing in new members," he added, highlighting there was a second militia "show of force" Saturday near Phoenix.