FRENCH MONTANA – turns up the heat with the Long-Awaited, Highly Anticipated release of (CB5) C.O.K.E. Boys 5 (Creation of Kings Everywhere) features all-star line-up – Pop Smoke, Benny The Butcher, Jim Jones, Lil Durk, Jack Harlow, NBA Youngboy, A$AP Rocky, Chinx, Curren$y, Lil Mosey, LGP Qua, Max B, Rafi Malice, and Zak.
Track-list Below –
1. ‘Too Late’ (feat. Jim Jones) 2. ‘Brothers’ (feat. Lil Durk) 3. ‘Double G’ (feat. Pop Smoke) 4. ‘Hot Boy Bling’ (feat. Jack Harlow & Lil Durk) 5. ‘FTMU’ 6. ‘Could It Be’ (feat. Chinx) 7. ‘Paradise’ (feat. Rafi Malice& Max B) 8. ‘So Real’ (feat. YoungBoy Never Broke Again) 9. ‘Wave Blues’ (feat. Benny The Butcher) 10. ‘Yes Sir’ (feat. Lil Durk) 11. ‘I Know’ (feat. Chinx) 12. ‘Phenomenon’ (feat. Max B) 13. ‘Corner’ (feat. Zak & A$AP Rocky) 14. ‘Straight For The Bag’ (feat. LGP QUA) 15. ‘How We Doin It’ (feat. Lil Mosey) 16. ‘You Deserve An Oscar’ 17. ‘In The Sun, Pt.2’ (ft. Curren$y) 18. ‘Who Dat’ 19. ‘Big Gap’
On a chilly rainy Wednesday evening, my phone rings, and its Mr Karl Ryan on the screen, I answer the phone and he’s asking me “Why is Chip sending for Stormzy?”. Totally side tracked by the question being asked, I proceeded to explain the bars Chip delivered in Waze, which would have started the beef, and Stormzy sort of responded in “I dunno”. Karl then tells me that Chip has released 2 diss tracks on GRM Daily, so straight away the call is ended, and I’m on GRM watching “Killer MC”.
Killer MC comes with that fast pace, 140bpm energy which Chip dominates always, no intro, no build up, just straight to the lyrical bars. As I’m watching the video, taking in the lyrics and visuals, its clear that this isn’t a usual diss track and video from Chip, this people, is a very clear message to Stormzy.
In the still shot from the video, Chip shows the body bags of Tinie, Bugzy, Saskilla, Big Narstie, Devilman, and Yungen, and now Chip is glad to add Stormzy to the body bags, with ease. I can appreciate the mics on fire from the lyrics he is spitting, it all makes perfect sense visually. Now the question in my head as i’m watching this, is why has Chip snapped?
Time to press play on Flowers, and now we are back to a very familiar setting for Chip when he is burying MCs. we are at the Shell petrol station, oh sh!t is all I’m thinking. The beat starts, and straight away, its a recognisable hard hitting, hip hop drum pattern. which makes me know it’s a Dready beat. Now, it’s a death by lyrics, and beats type of track incoming.
Dready doesn’t make soft beats, so my head is bopping straight away, and then Chip enters explaining now why he is going for Stormzy’s neck. It’s clear that Waze got to him, and wanted to pull up on Chip at his home with 2 cars full of goons, now this could have gone a different way, back in June when he actually did this, I don’t need to spell it out for you, Chip does this in Flowers very clearly.
Now, the whole industry woken up, the fans have been excited, and we are waiting patiently for Stormzy to respond. Will he deliver a 24 hour, 2 for 2 reply to Chip, or will it be subliminal lyrical shots of future features with heavyweight artists again? We can only wait and see.
Another disappointment from 2020, Bobby Shmurda‘s early release has been denied. Originally set around mid-August, Shmurda’s parole hearing was pushed back by a month.
There were high hopes for the rapper’s release from his affiliates and those close to him — even his mother claimed that it would be his last birthday spent in jail — but the rapper will remain behind bars until he finishes serving his maximum seven-year sentence: December 2021.
“Following his Sept. 15, 2020, interview with the Board of Parole, Ackquille Pollard was denied release and given a hold until the maximum expiration of his sentence on December 11, 2021,” stated a spokesperson from the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision.
According to sources, Bobby had over ten violations of drug possession, fighting and owning a weapon, among other offenses, while in jail — possible factors which may have led the parole board to reject Bobby’s early release.
Forbes has shared its annual list of the highest-paid hip-hop acts for 2019. Topping this year’s list for the first time in his career is Kanye West with a pretax income of $150 million USD, hugely thanks to YEEZY’s expected $1.5 billion USD sales grab. He jumps from last year’s No. 10 spot to outrank JAY-Z, 2018’s top earner, who steps down to No. 2 with $81 million USD.
Coming at No. 3 is Drake, moving up one spot with $75 million USD. He’s followed by Diddy who falls from last year’s No. 2 to No. 4 with $70 million USD, succeeded by Travis Scott at No. 5 whose $58 million USD kicks him up from 2018’s No. 15 spot. Eminem also climbs an impressive seven spots to No. 6 with $50 million USD, just above DJ Khaled’s $40 million USD and Kendrick Lamar’s $38.5 million USD. Rounding out this year’s top 10 are trap trio Migos with $36 million USD at No. 9 and Childish Gambino at No. 10 with $35 million USD.
Margot Robbie took to Instagram to reveal the official poster for Birds of Prey (And The Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) and finally announce its release date.
The visuals feature a dizzy Harley Quinn in front of miniature versions of herself and the rest of Birds of Prey’s characters. The image may convey cartoonish imagery of a character seeing birds fly around their head after getting hit, or it may just be a representation of Quinn’s crazy mind. Speaking of, the character also has the phrase “mind over mayhem” written on her neck.
Either way, the upcoming DC Comics film will star Ewan McGregor as Black Mask, Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Huntress, Jurnee Smollett-Bell as Black Canary, and Ella Jay Basco as Cassandra Cain. According to IMDB, the synopsis reads: After splitting with the Joker, Harley Quinn joins superheroes Black Canary, Huntress and Renee Montoya to save a young girl from an evil crime lord.
This week, for Women Crush Wednesday, we have to celebrate our friend Lauren Goodger. She is currently starring in the latest series of the E4 show “Celebs Go Dating”. I’ve never watched the series before, I am now and enjoying it, certainly not for the faint hearted.
Lauren Rose Goodger (born 19 September 1986) is an English television personality, glamour model, media personality and columnist. She starred in the ITVBe reality show The Only Way Is Essex from 2010 until 2012, debuting in the first series before departing in series 6.
Nike Running just dropped the Air VaporMax in a midnight navy and laser orange colourway. For summer 2019, Nike Sportswear is using a similar colour palette to dress the Air Max 95 SE.
The sneaker is formed in layers of grey-blue, midnight navy and white with laser orange accents. The sky influenced palette is accented with a dot pattern graphic that flows in a negative and positive form.
Nike has nodded to Puerto Rico throughout the years with silhouettes that celebrate Puerto Rico’s culture. To commemorate the annual Puerto Rican Day Parade in NYC, this Air Max 1 gears up for the festivity with embroidered Puerto Rican flags on the heel and “PR” branding on the tongue tab. “Pa’lante Mi Gente” can be found on the inner tongue, while the contrasting color scheme lets you party in style.
New York City’s Puerto Rican Day Parade will take place this year on the 9th of June. For the event, Nike has created a Puerto Rico themed edition of the Air Max 1. The sneaker will be available on the 1st of June through the Nike SNKRS app in the USA. Hopefully we will see a EU release on this masterpiece.
Friday 31st May – Ending weeks of fevered anticipation since its announcement and punctuated by two brilliant singles and accompanying videos (‘Bullet From A Gun’ and ‘Greaze Mode’), SKEPTA’s fifth album ‘Ignorance Is Bliss’ is out today.
Released via SKEPTA’s own Boy Better Know label, ‘Ignorance Is Bliss’ is brilliantly uncompromising, authentic and unwavering in its desire to push boundaries and is set to go down as SKEPTA’s best album to date. SKEPTA takes the lead / sole producer role on the majority of the record alongside the likes of Ragz Originale, Ayo, IndigoChildRick and Trench, and collaborations with Nafe Smallz, Key, J HUS, Cheb Rabi & B Live, Lancey Foux, Lay Z & Wizkid and BBK.
‘Ignorance Is Bliss’ is the follow up to his era and genre-defining, UK gold certified 2016 album ‘Konnichiwa’, which won the coveted Mercury Music Prize and saw SKEPTA picking up awards and collaborating around the world, including multiple BRIT Awards nominations. From early UK pioneer to global icon, SKEPTA’s influence is felt throughout contemporary culture.
‘Ignorance Is Bliss’ (Track list)
1. ‘Bullet From A Gun’ 2. ‘Greaza Mode’ (feat. Nafe Smallz) 3. ‘Redrum’ (feat. Key) 4. ‘No Sleep’ 5. ‘What Do You Mean’ (feat. J Hus) 6. ‘Going Through It’ 7. ‘Same Old Story’ 8. ‘Love Me Not’ (feat. Cheb Rabi & B Live) 9. ‘Animal Instinct’ (feat. Lancey Foux) 10. ‘Glow In The Dark’ (feat. Lay-Z & Wizkid) 11. ‘You Wish’ 12. ‘Gangsta’ (feat. Boy Better Know) 13. ‘Pure Water’ (Clean) 14. PR | Press Photos | Label Copy | Artwork
Meanwhile, SKEPTA is set to perform across Europe throughout the summer. These shows include a headline appearance at this year’s Field Day Festival (7th June) which takes places at London’s Meridan Water – a stones through from the Meridian Estate where SKEPTA grew up – and is set to be a huge homecoming show. He is also a headliner at this year’s Manchester International Festival alongside Yoko Ono and Idris Elba & Kwame Kwei-Armah, where we will be debuting his truly unique, immersive DYSTOPIA987 show. Continued Enclosed!
A (stylized as “A”) is the ninth studio album by American singer-songwriter Usher, released in collaboration with American record producer Zaytoven, who also produced the album. … The album is an homage to the city of Atlanta, where Usher and Zaytoven grew up. A features guest appearances from Future and Gunna.
I grabbed this album as soon as I saw it on Apple Music. Usher is still undoubtably the truth when it comes to R&B, and teaming up with Zaytoven I was expecting something special, and this album did not disappoint…apart from it only being 8 tracks in length. Is this worth a listen? YES if you are a true R&B fan, and not a fan of mumble R&B that many artists seem to produce.
The stand out track for me is Birthday, Usher delivers a “ATL In The Strip Club” banger, I can hear this being rinsed in sets, and if its not, well, I sure will. My second certified banger on this album is “She Ain’t Tell Ya”, this sounds like classic Usher, explaining to a female friend of a female he obviously was doing something with, this track will have you wanting to sway with a large drink in your right hand, and left hand on her waist, remember i told you about this one!!
All in all, this project gets a solid 10 out of 10 from me, and I’m looking forward to more music from the great one Usher.
A woman is boxed out by the male sports agents in her profession, but gains an unexpected edge over them when she develops the ability to hear their thoughts. Magically able to hear what men are thinking, a sports agent uses her newfound ability to turn the tables on her overbearing male colleagues.
With the much anticipated Lil Wayne project, Tha Carter V being released today, that will be what the hip hop community is focusing on. Kanye West has also announced he will be releasing his new project Yandhi as well this weekend.
In a tweet Ye, has paid homage to Lil Wayne and respectfully announced he won’t release his project on the same day, but a day later. This is what I call Real Recognising Real, and Legends work together instead of against each other.
After a short break, I am back with my Tunes Tuesday feature, i know this upload is on a Thursday, I forgot to set up the post schedule.
Smerker and his manager Magic, brought me in as his PA DJ for his Butterfly Effect Festival performance in July, which in simple terms, was a shut down over all other performances in the mixtape madness tent on the day, FACTS.
Smerker was toying with the idea of remixing his hit banger Stars in the Wraith, but didn’t want it to be the same cliche MC’s doing this, so he sought out 3 of the current U.K. realist rhymers, Pak-Man, Deep Green, and my favourite J Spades. Shout to Dukus on the beats as always.
Have a watch of the video, and then watch it again, because its a certified banger! Look our for Smerker’s next track dropping soon, we got work to do.
Rebekah Vardy never fails to have some of the best online images taken by paparazzi. In this set of images, captured while she was on holiday in Portugal. The wife of Jamie Vardy, enjoyed her time by the pool, and showed off her flawless figure in a shower shot, which the photographer did not miss a trick on taking. Fair to say she gets the crown for this weeks Woman Crush Wednesday.
This is the first track released from Kenny Allstar’s upcoming album Block Diaries, which features Headie One. I feel the track speaks to me, as most of my time out and about, is always spent in tracksuits and sneakers. It’s all about that comfortable lifestyle.
MCM is certainly my favourite leather fashion brand, and their 2018 Winter collection, has not disappointed me. This is a new version of the much loved STARK backpack.
Teaming Visetos coated canvas and nappa leather, this style contrasts this season’s vibrant Chevron motif with a monochrome base to impressive effect. Premium mesh material at the back boosts comfort and breathability, while a total of three pockets – as well as an internal laptop sleeve – offer secure storage for all your essentials.
Bag size dimensions
41 x 33 x 15 cm
Leather top handle
Adjustable shoulder straps
Front zipped pocket
Cotton twill lining
This backpack is available directly from the MCM website, and MCM flagship store in London.
Streaming services like Netflix and Amazon Prime Video will likely soon have to ensure at least 30 percent of their libraries are dedicated to local content in the European Union. A preliminary agreement on the rules is already in place, and Roberto Viola, who oversees the European Commission department in charge of networks, content and technology, said the quota is set to become law in December. He indicated to Variety that the vote is “a mere formality.”
The streaming companies will have to commission European-made shows and movies, buy them or contribute to national film funds. The services will also likely have to make sure the local content has prominent placement in their libraries.
Once the measures are enshrined in law, EU countries will have 20 months to apply them, and Viola noted that member states can opt to increase their individual quotas to 40 percent of local material. The nations can also determine if they want to mandate production of a minimum number of shows and movies in their own countries, and whether they will apply a surcharge on subscription fees to pay into national film funds, like Netflix has to do in Germany.
Netflix is already close to meeting the EU’s 30 percent quota, Viola said; the EU will publish data next month highlighting how much European content each streaming service currently offers. Meanwhile, the EU is also working on rules to require streaming companies and platforms like YouTube(where users upload most content) to pay higher copyright fees to writers and directors.
Streaming services have made investments in some other local markets. Netflix, for instance, is spending $400 million on Canadian content over five years.
A masked serial killer turns a horror themed amusement park into his own personal playground, terrorizing a group of friends while the rest of the patrons believe that it is all part of the show. College student NATALIE (Forsyth) is visiting her childhood best friend BROOKE (Edwards) and her roommate TAYLOR (Taylor-Klaus).
If it was any other time of year these three and their boyfriends might be heading to a concert or bar, but it is Halloween which means that like everyone else they will be bound for HELL FEST – a sprawling labyrinth of rides, games, and mazes that travels the country and happens to be in town. Every year thousands follow Hell Fest to experience fear at the ghoulish carnival of nightmares. But for one visitor, Hell Fest is not the attraction – it is a hunting ground.
An opportunity to slay in plain view of a gawking audience, too caught up in the terrifyingly fun atmosphere to recognize the horrific reality playing out before their eyes. As the body count and frenzied excitement of the crowds continues to rise, he turns his masked face to NATALIE, BROOKE, TAYLOR and their boyfriends who will fight to survive the night.
A terrifying thrill ride from iconic horror producer Gale Anne Hurd (The Walking Dead, The Terminator) and director Gregory Plotkin (Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension, Editor – Get Out, Happy Death Day), this September, audiences will discover that it’s fun going in… but it’s hell getting out.