‘I Just Wanted to Beef Until Somebody Died’: The Game Says He Was Jealous After Hearing 50 Cent’s ‘In Da Club,’ Reflects on Their Past Issues
The latest “Drink Champs” podcast is still viral, thanks to last week’s guest, rapper The Game. There were several takeaways from Game’s interview with N.O.R.E. […]news.yahoo.com
2022 Pepsi Super Bowl halftime show finally lets rap take center stage
On Sunday night, Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Mary J. Blige, Eminem and Kendrick Lamar showed up on music’s biggest stage, filling living rooms across the nation with nostalgia and old-school hip-hop. The 2022 Super Bowl Halftime Show, sponsored by Pepsi, took place at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, Calif., where many of the performers cemented a name for themselves in the music industry. Embed from Getty ImagesThe show began with the city of Compton’s grid literally in the hands of the legendary rapper, producer and entrepreneur, Dr. Dre. Mary J. Blige made heads turn, as the camera put her beautiful, blonde hairdo and silver thigh-high boots on display. But, as Dr. Dre raps in “Still D.R.E.,” “they say raps changed” and we wanna know how Dre feels about it.themiamihurricane.com
Vaccine drive gains speed, but maskless fans fuel worries
People enter a socially distanced line to get their COVID-19 vaccinations at Gillette Stadium, Monday, Feb. 8, 2021, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)The drive to vaccinate Americans against the coronavirus is gaining speed and newly recorded cases have fallen to their lowest level in three months, but authorities worry that raucous Super Bowl celebrations could fuel new outbreaks. Newly confirmed infections have declined to an average of 117,000 a day, the lowest point since early November. But experts say the decline in cases is real. The sight of fans, many without masks, celebrating the Super Bowl in the streets, in sports bars and at game-watching parties has sparked worries of new outbreaks.
Tampa mayor addresses maskless fans after Super Bowl
Videos went viral on social media, showing throngs of mostly maskless fans and packed sports bars as the clock inside Raymond James Stadium ticked down on a hometown Super Bowl win for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. “It is a little frustrating because we have worked so hard,” Tampa Mayor Jane Castor said during an early Monday morning news conference with the Super Bowl Host Committee. “I’m proud to say the majority of individuals that I saw out and about enjoying the festivities associated with the Super Bowl were complying,” she said. White House press secretary Jen Psaki was asked about whether President Joe Biden was concerned over Tampa fans taking to the streets following the Buccaneers Super Bowl. Ad“This isn’t how we should be celebrating the Super Bowl,” the mayor tweeted on Saturday.
Oprah Winfrey, Bill Clinton praise and mourn Larry King
FILE - In this Dec. 1, 2016 file photo, Larry King arrives at Trump Tower in New York. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)Celebrities and interview subjects, from Bill Clinton to Oprah Winfrey, are mourning the death of Larry King. Thank you Larry King," Oprah Winfrey tweeted. Larry King. ___“I mourn the passing of Larry King whom I have known for nearly 40 years.
Dr. Dre back home after reported brain aneurysm treatment
Peter Paterno, an attorney for the rapper and producer, said Dre was home but offered no other details in an email exchange Saturday. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)LOS ANGELES – Dr. Dre was back at home Saturday after being treated at a Los Angeles hospital for a reported brain aneurysm. Peter Paterno, an attorney for the music mogul, said Dre was home but offered no other details in an email exchange Saturday. On Friday, actor and rapper Ice T posted that he had connected with Dre on FaceTime and that he had “just made it home. Dre founded Beats Electronics in 2008 with Jimmy Iovine, and six years later they launched a streaming subscription service, Beats Music.
Altered photo shows Ice Cube, 50 Cent in 'Trump 2020' hats
An altered photo of rappers Ice Cube and 50 Cent in hats that appear to show support for President Donald Trump circulated widely on social media Tuesday, fueled in part by a tweet by Eric Trump. He removed the tweet with a photo of the two rappers in hats saying “Trump 2020” after being called out by Ice Cube on Twitter. Ice Cube’s hat says “Big3,” a reference to a 3-on-3 basketball league he co-founded, and 50 Cent wears one with the New York Yankees logo. Ice Cube shared the original photo on his Twitter account on July 6 to send a birthday message to 50 Cent. In a recent interview with CNN, he said both the Trump campaign and Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden’s campaign reached out to him about his contract.
Police: Pop Smoke's social media led killers to LA home
This aerial photo taken from video provided by Fox11 News KTTV-TV shows the Hollywood Hills home, center, where Pop Smoke, 20, was shot and killed early Feb. 19, 2020, in Los Angeles. Authorities say three men and two juveniles have been arrested in connection with the home-invasion death of the rising rapper. (Fox11 News KTTV-TV via AP)
DJ EFN Embraces the Podcast Format With Drink Champs
Alongside rapper N.O.R.E., EFN co-hosts the venerable Drink Champs, whose roster of guests has included celebs like Snoop Dogg and Mike Tyson. "A friend of mine in Kendall way back did a gaming podcast," EFN says. But in 2016, the duo decided to relaunch the old show as Drink Champs, celebrating their shared love (hip-hop) and vice (alcohol). Drink Champs' last pre-quarantine episode was recorded at the pair's Wynwood studio and aired last week on Tidal, Revolt TV, and the podcast's website. And though it's not a podcast, EFN has also been posting Mixtape Mondays on his Instagram page.miaminewtimes.com
Rapper Pop Smoke dies in suspected gang-related shooting
MIAMI – Rappers around the country are mourning the death of Bashar Barakah Jackson, better known as Pop Smoke. “Treachery comes from those who are close.”Detectives believe it was a gang-related shooting, sources told ABC News on Thursday. Earlier this year, The New York Times reported federal investigators believed Pop Smoke was a member of a gang that was affiliated with the Crips. pic.twitter.com/nVnv9ESZOs — Republic Records (@RepublicRecords) February 19, 2020The Los Angeles Times reported officers were searching for six suspects who fled the $2.5-million home after the New York rapper was shot. Dear youngins, LIFE matters, LIFE is invaluable, LIFE is the most precious human commodity aside from time itself.
Online mattress retailer Casper IPO to raise $182.4 million
Casper Sleep, the online mattress retailer whose investors include actor Leonardo DiCaprio and rapper 50 Cent, said on Monday it aims to raise up to $182.4 million in its U.S. listing. The company plans to sell 9.6 million shares, including the underwriters' option, at between $17-$19 per share. The top end of the range values the company at $768.2 million, below the $1.1 billion valuation that it achieved in March last year. The New York-based company's investors include retailer Target Corp and investment firms Lerer Hippeau Ventures, IVP and NEA. Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs, and Jefferies are the lead underwriters on the IPO.cnbc.com
50 Cent isn't here for your 'Power' theme song complaints
Jason Merritt/Getty Images(CNN) - They say this is a big, rich town, but there apparently isn't a need for it to have more than one theme song version. The theme song for the show, "Big Rich Town," was remixed with singer Trey Songz and didn't go over as well as the original featured singer Joe. "I need @Power_STARZ to keep the original version of their theme song cause Trey songs version ain't it," one person tweeted. Former star of the show and executive producer, rapper 50 Cent, raps on both versions and didn't appear to appreciate the criticism. "Y'all just wanta f**k with me today, talking bout put my song back or I'm a f**k you up 50," he wrote in a NSFW Instagram posting.