11:11 Shares "Mood" Project

This year, secretive crooner 11:11 has been dropping off a healthy stream of new selections and now wraps them all together in the packaging of his MOOD project.

Wrapping up at six tracks total, you can find the previously-released cuts of “Flames,” “All Year,” “Good Love,” and “Reason.”

With the arrival, 11:11 follows suit as the roll-out of cuffing worthy music from R&B favorites all around slowly creeps in as we transition away from the summer season. Per usual, 11:11 keeps things to himself, eliminating any room for featured vocals. MOOD marks the first full-length project since the singer shared his self-titled debut in 2016 and given its shorter format, only producing two additional new tracks, we’re hoping that an actual album will soon follow.

Dive into MOOD down below.

Air Jordan 6 Releasing In "Washed Denim" Design This Holiday Season

Jordan Brand reportedly has plans to release an all-new denim-clad Air Jordan 6 this Holiday season as part of their annual lineup of highly coveted sneakers. 

According to sneaker source @Zsneakerheadz, the official colorway is listed as “Washed Denim/Sail-Varsity Red-Black.” Early images of the kicks have not yet surfaced, but the photoshop rendering shown below gives us an idea of what the kicks might look like.

 

Air Jordan 6 Washed Denim/HouseofHeat

Rumors suggest the 6s will be releasing on December 28 for the retail price of $200, although Jordan Brand has not made any official announcements regarding availability. 

We should learn more about the Washed Denim 6s, as well as the rest of the brand’s Holiday lineup in the very near future as the Fall months are rapidly approaching. Among the highly anticipated sneakers on deck for the final weeks of 2019 is the classic “Bred” Air Jordan 11, which will be hitting retailers just in time for Christmas. Click here for more details on that.

NBA May Implement A $10 Million Fine For Tampering: Report

This summer, it was revealed that the NBA was looking into claims of tampering within the league following suspicious activity surrounding free agency signings.Now ESPN reports that league officials have issued a memo to teams proposing a $10 million fine to punish teams found to be in violation of tampering. Furthermore, the memo lists proposals that address a variety of other issues that currently plague the league along with the "widespread perception that many of the league's rules are being broken on a frequent basis."Kevin Winter/Getty ImagesThe substantial increase in fines according to the league is to reflect the 600% growth in revenue and 1,100% increase in franchise value that the NBA has experienced since fine ceilings were last visited in 1996. Among the topics up for discussion will be a new requirement that teams report when an agent or player is requesting unauthorized benefits within 24 hours, that teams keep track of correspondence with players and agents for one year at the minimum, and prohibiting players that are under contracts from requesting trades.In addition, the memo proposes that five randomly selected teams be audited every year to assess compliance.League officials will get the chance to vote on these proposals on September 20th.

This summer, it was revealed that the NBA was looking into claims of tampering within the league following suspicious activity surrounding free agency signings.

Now ESPN reports that league officials have issued a memo to teams proposing a $10 million fine to punish teams found to be in violation of tampering. Furthermore, the memo lists proposals that address a variety of other issues that currently plague the league along with the “widespread perception that many of the league’s rules are being broken on a frequent basis.”

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The substantial increase in fines according to the league is to reflect the 600% growth in revenue and 1,100% increase in franchise value that the NBA has experienced since fine ceilings were last visited in 1996. 

Among the topics up for discussion will be a new requirement that teams report when an agent or player is requesting unauthorized benefits within 24 hours, that teams keep track of correspondence with players and agents for one year at the minimum, and prohibiting players that are under contracts from requesting trades.

In addition, the memo proposes that five randomly selected teams be audited every year to assess compliance.

League officials will get the chance to vote on these proposals on September 20th.

Planet Asia & DJ Concept – “Gold Vases” (Oh No Remix)

West Coast rap stalwart Oh No proves why he’s one of the most consistently dope producers in the game with his equally funky and grimy remix of “Gold Vases” which first appeared on Planet Asia & DJ Concept’s well received collab LP, Seventy Nine. While the original had a more traditionally Boom bap sound, Oh No transforms the track into a low-key burner with a crunchy baseline and spaced out groove. This remix is taken from the vinyl edition of Coalmine Records’ remix compilation, “Remineded“.

West Coast rap stalwart Oh No proves why he’s one of the most consistently dope producers in the game with his equally funky and grimy remix of “Gold Vases” which first appeared on Planet Asia & DJ Concept’s well received collab LP, Seventy Nine. While the original had a more traditionally Boom bap sound, Oh No transforms the track into a low-key burner with a crunchy baseline and spaced out groove. This remix is taken from the vinyl edition of Coalmine Records’ remix compilation, “Remineded“.

WWE’s Seth Rollins Discovers New Siblings Through DNA Test

It’s been quite a year for WWE Universal Champion Seth Rollins, both inside and outside of the ring. 

In August, Rollins regained the Universal Championship at SummerSlam by defeating Brock Lesnar clean in the middle of the ring, and then teamed up with Braun Strowman to take the Raw Tag Team titles away from Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson. In real life, he got engaged to fellow WWE champion, Becky Lynch.

The latest development in Rollins’ eventful 2019 – the discovery of two new freakin’ siblings, thanks to DNA testing company 23andMe. The champ posted a photo with his newfound brother on Tuesday night, and thanked 23andMe for bringing them together.

“In a wild turn of events, I recently found out I have a brother (and sister, not pictured) I never knew existed! Thank you @23andMe for bringing people together. Life is a crazy, awesome thing and we are all insanely lucky to get to experience it.”

Rollins will look to continue his hot streak inside the ropes this Sunday at the annual Clash of Champions PPV where he’ll be pulling double duty.

First, Rollins and Strowman will put their tag team titles on the line against the duo of Robert Roode and Dolph Ziggler. Rollins and Strowman will then go head-to-head, likely in the main event, for Seth’s Universal championship. You can catch the action on the WWE Network this Sunday, September 15 starting at 7pm ET.

Cautious Clay Shares New Drop "Erase"

Cautious Clay has still yet to release a debut album and while he continues to craft the offering, set for arrival around the top of next year, he has returned to share his newest “Erase.”

The track is a proper veer from the regularly-scheduled program as Clay employs guitar-drenched soundscapes that find him hopping over a clear Rock-influenced backdrop to deliver on his latest.

“It’s about living your truth a little bit and not necessarily letting social media control every part of your life,” he tells NME. “It’s such a beautiful thing that we can all engage with and share, but it’s important that people really invest the time they have with the people they’re around.”

Quotable Lyrics

Money was good, kept the fences high
Call it dirt cheap, this American life
Ceiling caved through on your confidence
Ceiling caved through, but the healing came too

Post Malone's "Hollywood's Bleeding" Launches At No. 1

This week, Post Malone earned the year’s largest streaming week by far with the debut week of his Hollywood Bleeding album. Post’s third studio album gets started with 498,000 equivalent album units in its first week, making it the second-biggest week for any album this year, only bowing to Taylor Swift’s Lover in second.

As for its streaming record, it was set to the tune of 365.4 million on-demand audio streams for its tracks within the first week. The previous record-holder was Ariana Grande, whose Sweetener amassed 307.1 million streams in its first week.

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In the remaining top 10, you’ll find Swift’s Lover at No. 2 with 104,000 equivalent album units in its third week. Melanie Martinez earns her second top 10 output as K-12 debuts at No. 3 with 57,000 equivalent album units. 

No. 4 is occupied by Young Thug’s So Much Fun effort with 53,000 units while Lil Tecca’s We love You Tecca slips from 4 to No. 5 with 49,000 units earned in its second week. Lizzo’s Cuz I Love You holds onto the No.6 slot with 39,000 while No. 7 goes to Tool Fear’s Inoculum with 38,000 units.

Billie Eilish’s When We Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? drops to No. 8 with 37,000 units pushed, binging her run in the top 10 to a solid six uninterrupted months. Following up is Lana Del Rey’s Norman Fucking Rockwell, slipping down six slots to No.9 in its second week while the final debut of the week closes out the list as The Highwomen quartet’s self-titled debut earns 34,000 units.

 

Khemist shares video for his single “I Been On A Budget”

By teckzilla Word Is Bond

North Philly’s Khemist latest release “I Been On A Budget” is a harrowing look at life when you’re living from paycheck to paycheck. The topic is a very relatable one as we have all been there at some point in our lives but the way Khemist puts it in perspective is quite interesting. Backed by the live, cinematic backdrop courtesy of Grammy-nominated Anwar Marshall and Micah Forsyth, Khemist was able to deliver an urgent personification of the situation on wax for our listening pleasure.
The music video, directed by Alex Reinhard shows Khemist going through the emotions of a creative individual who is stuck in a dead-end day job and is at the brink of losing his mind.
With co-signs from GOAT level lyricists, Black Though, Lauryn Hill, Pharaoh Monch, and Bilal, Khemist is a bonafide lyrical force. Hailing from the hardscrabble streets of North Philadelphia, Khemist has the ability to humanize the hardened individuals, illuminating the darkest corners of his city and validate the duality of his own existence as both a bruiser and a poet.
 
Get “I Been On A Budget” on all DSPs here.

Keep up with  Khemist : Soundcloud | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

By teckzilla Word Is Bond

North Philly’s Khemist latest release “I Been On A Budget” is a harrowing look at life when you’re living from paycheck to paycheck. The topic is a very relatable one as we have all been there at some point in our lives but the way Khemist puts it in perspective is quite interesting. Backed by the live, cinematic backdrop courtesy of Grammy-nominated Anwar Marshall and Micah Forsyth, Khemist was able to deliver an urgent personification of the situation on wax for our listening pleasure.

The music video, directed by Alex Reinhard shows Khemist going through the emotions of a creative individual who is stuck in a dead-end day job and is at the brink of losing his mind.

With co-signs from GOAT level lyricists, Black Though, Lauryn Hill, Pharaoh Monch, and Bilal, Khemist is a bonafide lyrical force. Hailing from the hardscrabble streets of North Philadelphia, Khemist has the ability to humanize the hardened individuals, illuminating the darkest corners of his city and validate the duality of his own existence as both a bruiser and a poet.

 

Get “I Been On A Budget” on all DSPs here.

Keep up with  Khemist : Soundcloud | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

Schoolboy Q & Valee Are Hopping On A Cardo Beat Together

As exciting as it can be for artists to tease collaborations, sometimes the anticipation is unbearable. When Cardo – the producer alternatively known as Cardo Got Wingz – tweeted this morning that he has music on the way featuring Valee and Schoolboy Q, it was one of those cases when I think I’d prefer being left in the dark until the track magically arrived. However, Cardo did hint that the song is coming “soon”. 

However, it’s hard not to be skeptical about this “soon” claim when Cardo and Valee have lied to us in the past. Last June, Cardo tweeted that we would be getting a collaborative project between him and the Chicago rapper by the end of the year, which has still never dropped. The project, titled Season Of Da Sickness, has supposedly been held up due to Valee, or someone in his camp, not responding to Cardo’s phone calls. Either way, we need them to pull it together because, after hearing their song, “Own Shit”, a whole album would surely be fire. 

Cardo has also worked with Schoolboy Q many times before, so we know the TDE rapper sounds nice on his beats. Cardo produced “THat Part” and “By Any Means” off of Q’s Blank Face LP, and “Dangerous’ and “Water” off of CrasH Talk. Valee tends to entice artists to mimic his flows when they hop on a track with him – or when they don’t – so it’d be interesting to hear what Schoolboy would bring to the table. 

New York Moves Towards Ban On Flavored E-Cigarettes

According to The New York Times, New York is officially moving towards a ban on flavored e-cigarettes, which would make it the second state in the nation to do so after Michigan invoked a ban earlier this month. Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced today that he plans to take emergency action this week to facilitate a fast ban on the sale of the product. 

The issue of vaping is becoming a viral issue. There have been numerous reports of deaths and hospitalizations, and just days ago, President Trump made his plans clear to enact a similar ban on a federal level. Cuomo went as far as to call the issue a “health crisis.”

“Vaping is dangerous. Period,” Cuomo told the public in Manhattan today. “No one can say long-term use of vaping — where you’re inhaling steam and chemicals deep into your lungs — is healthy.” He went on to outline a plan where the state’s Public Health and Health Planning Council would work together with health commissioner, Dr. Howard Zucker to ban flavored e-cigarettes immediately.

With New York now taking action, in addition to the words of the President Donald Trump, it seems likely that other states will soon follow suit.

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