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Jefe Replay teams up with Nucklez on “Now “

By teckzilla Word Is Bond

 
Boston emcees Jefe Replay and Nucklez team up to form an alliance on their new collaboration titled “Now”. Backed by a mellow, ethereal trap-infused backdrop, the duo trade bars detailing their respective rise from the bottom. Both exuding the eternal spirit of the go-getter, they aim to give the listener a fusion of street knowledge laced with commercial appealing elements that will keep them engaged from start to finish.
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Bio
Born on November 13, 1993, Jefe Replay is a hip-hop artist from Roxbury, MA and CEO of Pay Me First Productions. He began creating music in high school and it didn’t take long for his city to take notice of a unique sound that is undeniably Boston. Replay has toured with other prominent acts from the region and strategically released his debut album, Proper Finessements, on 02/1/19 in alignment with the zip code of his notorious, yet beloved Roxbury neighborhood. Finessements paints the first complete picture of the Model, Artist, CEO & details the maneuvers he had to make in order to overcome the realities and daily challenges one faces in this menacing environment.
Keep up with  Jefe Replay | Soundcloud: Spotify: Twitter: Instagram

By teckzilla Word Is Bond

 

Boston emcees Jefe Replay and Nucklez team up to form an alliance on their new collaboration titled “Now”. Backed by a mellow, ethereal trap-infused backdrop, the duo trade bars detailing their respective rise from the bottom. Both exuding the eternal spirit of the go-getter, they aim to give the listener a fusion of street knowledge laced with commercial appealing elements that will keep them engaged from start to finish.

Get it on Spotify, Deezer, Apple Music.

Bio

Born on November 13, 1993, Jefe Replay is a hip-hop artist from Roxbury, MA and CEO of Pay Me First Productions. He began creating music in high school and it didn’t take long for his city to take notice of a unique sound that is undeniably Boston. Replay has toured with other prominent acts from the region and strategically released his debut album, Proper Finessements, on 02/1/19 in alignment with the zip code of his notorious, yet beloved Roxbury neighborhood. Finessements paints the first complete picture of the Model, Artist, CEO & details the maneuvers he had to make in order to overcome the realities and daily challenges one faces in this menacing environment.

Keep up with  Jefe Replay | Soundcloud: Spotify: Twitter: Instagram

Tinashe Shares Album Cover, Tracklist For "Songs For You" Ft. G-Eazy, 6LACK, & Ms. Banks

It looks as if Tinashe is ready for the world to see what she's been cooking up in the studio. The 26-year-old singer, now an independent artist, will release her next album Songs For You on November 21 via her own label Tinashe Music Inc. Not only has Tinashe recently announced that she's inked a management deal with Roc Nation, but she's also shared two singles from Songs For You: "Die A Little Bit" ft. Ms. Banks and "Touch & Go" with 6LACK.Frazer Harrison/Getty ImagesSongs For You will be Tinashe's third studio album following the Kentucky-born, California-raised artist's release Joyride last year. About a month ago, the singer shared a trailer to tease her forthcoming project.  "Do you ever feel like nobody knows who the f*ck you are?" she said in the clip. "All the time I feel so authentic with my life and somehow people still don’t understand me. They don’t understand what I’m about. They don’t understand how I move...They say, 'Who are you? Who are you? Who are you?' Which is f*cking weird to me because I know exactly who I am."Songs For You only boasts a handful of features from the aforementioned Ms. Banks and 6LACK, along with G-Eazy. Check out Tinashe's trailer for her record, along with her album cover and tracklist, below. Tracklist1. Feelings2. Life's Too Short3. Hopscotch4. Stormy Weather5. Save Room For Us6. Story Of Us7. Die a Little Bit ft. Ms Banks8. Perfect Crime9. Cash Race10. Link Up11. Touch & Go ft. 6LACK12. Know Better13. You14. So Much Better ft. G-Eazy15. Remember When

It looks as if Tinashe is ready for the world to see what she’s been cooking up in the studio. The 26-year-old singer, now an independent artist, will release her next album Songs For You on November 21 via her own label Tinashe Music Inc. Not only has Tinashe recently announced that she’s inked a management deal with Roc Nation, but she’s also shared two singles from Songs For You: “Die A Little Bit” ft. Ms. Banks and “Touch & Go” with 6LACK.


Frazer Harrison/Getty Images

Songs For You will be Tinashe’s third studio album following the Kentucky-born, California-raised artist’s release Joyride last year. About a month ago, the singer shared a trailer to tease her forthcoming project.  “Do you ever feel like nobody knows who the f*ck you are?” she said in the clip. “All the time I feel so authentic with my life and somehow people still don’t understand me. They don’t understand what I’m about. They don’t understand how I move…They say, ‘Who are you? Who are you? Who are you?’ Which is f*cking weird to me because I know exactly who I am.”

Songs For You only boasts a handful of features from the aforementioned Ms. Banks and 6LACK, along with G-Eazy. Check out Tinashe’s trailer for her record, along with her album cover and tracklist, below. 

Tracklist

1. Feelings
2. Life’s Too Short
3. Hopscotch
4. Stormy Weather
5. Save Room For Us
6. Story Of Us
7. Die a Little Bit ft. Ms Banks
8. Perfect Crime
9. Cash Race
10. Link Up
11. Touch & Go ft. 6LACK
12. Know Better
13. You
14. So Much Better ft. G-Eazy
15. Remember When

Tickets To Kanye West's Sunday Service At Joel Osteen's Church Drop Friday: Report

The Lakewood Church in Houston will reportedly get a massive dose of hip hop gospel this weekend as Kanye West's Sunday Service is set to descend on the house of worship. We previously reported that the budding friendship between Kanye and famed Lakewood Church pastor Joel Osteen has been growing for some time, and now the rapper will speak at the church this Sunday.Cindy Ord/Getty ImagesInitially, reports stated that it wouldn't be a Sunday Service musical performance, however, it looks as if things have changed. TMZ first shared that Ye would speak with Osteen at the pulpit for 20 to 30 minutes, but their new report states the rapper and his choir of 120 people will take to the stage. It's likely to be Kanye's largest indoor Sunday Service to date, as Osteen's church houses 17,000 seats with upwards of 50,000 people attending service every weekend. The church may accommodate a massive amount of guests, but TMZ reports there is still a worry that there won't be enough seats available.If this all goes down according to plan, it's unclear if this will be filmed for Osteen's televised program which airs to seven to 10 million viewers worldwide each week. The news of Osteen and Kanye's partnership has been met with contention due to the controversy during Hurrican Harvey in 2017. The destructive storm displaced thousands of residents in Houston, and there were reports that Lakewood Church turned evacuees away. It was an allegation that Osteen would later deny.

The Lakewood Church in Houston will reportedly get a massive dose of hip hop gospel this weekend as Kanye West’s Sunday Service is set to descend on the house of worship. We previously reported that the budding friendship between Kanye and famed Lakewood Church pastor Joel Osteen has been growing for some time, and now the rapper will speak at the church this Sunday.


Cindy Ord/Getty Images

Initially, reports stated that it wouldn’t be a Sunday Service musical performance, however, it looks as if things have changed. TMZ first shared that Ye would speak with Osteen at the pulpit for 20 to 30 minutes, but their new report states the rapper and his choir of 120 people will take to the stage. It’s likely to be Kanye’s largest indoor Sunday Service to date, as Osteen’s church houses 17,000 seats with upwards of 50,000 people attending service every weekend. The church may accommodate a massive amount of guests, but TMZ reports there is still a worry that there won’t be enough seats available.

If this all goes down according to plan, it’s unclear if this will be filmed for Osteen’s televised program which airs to seven to 10 million viewers worldwide each week. The news of Osteen and Kanye’s partnership has been met with contention due to the controversy during Hurrican Harvey in 2017. The destructive storm displaced thousands of residents in Houston, and there were reports that Lakewood Church turned evacuees away. It was an allegation that Osteen would later deny.

Jonny Faith teams up with Lady K for the groovy “Stay in Your Lane”

By teckzilla Word Is Bond

Veteran Edinburgh raised DJ/producer Jonny Faith delivers his second single titled “Stay in Your Lane” which is a collaboration with budding singer/emcee Lady K. The record is a laid back blend of soul/jazz and classic hip-hop vibes that harks back to the 90s peppered with a modern twist. Lady K sure finds a home over the smoky beat as her honeyed vocals effortlessly engulfs the entire backdrop. She set it off with a smooth melody-driven performance at the start and switches to her rapping persona in the middle showcasing her versatility as an artist.
“Stay in Your Lane” is taken from Jonny Faith’s upcoming Night Lights’ EP. Get the single on all DSPs here.
 
BIO
Originating from Edinburgh, but now based in Melbourne, Faith gained his ear for rhythm and sound as a DJ and turntablist spinning hip hop, jungle and D&B, both in the UK and Australia, for some years. After a while, like many DJs, he turned his hand to his own productions and sound. Faith’s early music had a strong dub and reggae tinge, with one early single release coming under the alias Dropwise Dubs through the Sydney based Foreign Dub imprint. Although dub sensibilities and production techniques still underpin Faith’s style he moved into the hip hop future beats scene with aplomb hosting both a radio show and club night in Sydney dedicated to the emerging experimental beats sounds sweeping the globe.
Keep up with  Jonny Faith | Soundcloud: Facebook: Twitter: Instagram

By teckzilla Word Is Bond

Veteran Edinburgh raised DJ/producer Jonny Faith delivers his second single titled “Stay in Your Lane” which is a collaboration with budding singer/emcee Lady K. The record is a laid back blend of soul/jazz and classic hip-hop vibes that harks back to the 90s peppered with a modern twist. Lady K sure finds a home over the smoky beat as her honeyed vocals effortlessly engulfs the entire backdrop. She set it off with a smooth melody-driven performance at the start and switches to her rapping persona in the middle showcasing her versatility as an artist.

“Stay in Your Lane” is taken from Jonny Faith’s upcoming Night Lights’ EP. Get the single on all DSPs here.

 

BIO

Originating from Edinburgh, but now based in Melbourne, Faith gained his ear for rhythm and sound as a DJ and turntablist spinning hip hop, jungle and D&B, both in the UK and Australia, for some years. After a while, like many DJs, he turned his hand to his own productions and sound. Faith’s early music had a strong dub and reggae tinge, with one early single release coming under the alias Dropwise Dubs through the Sydney based Foreign Dub imprint. Although dub sensibilities and production techniques still underpin Faith’s style he moved into the hip hop future beats scene with aplomb hosting both a radio show and club night in Sydney dedicated to the emerging experimental beats sounds sweeping the globe.

Keep up with  Jonny Faith | Soundcloud: Facebook: Twitter: Instagram

Chance The Rapper, Cardi B, Lizzo, Billie Eilish & More Read Funny "Mean Tweets"

It’s about that time for another installment of Mean Tweets, courtesy of Jimmy Kimmel Live! On Wednesday, the late-night talk show gathered a handful of musicians to read off some often-scathing tweeted criticisms from the public. In this edition Chance The Rapper, Cardi B, Lizzo, Billie Eilish, John Mayer, Perry Farrell, Luke Bryan, Green Day, Monsta X, Alice Cooper, Midland, and Luke Combs sit in the hot seat.

Billie Eilish’s attire apparently looks like a gym’s reject bin, but her tweet wasn’t as bad as Chance’s. “Chance the Rapper? More like Chance the worthless spineless d*ckless soulless purposeless virtueless sellout. Nice Doritos commercial, you piece of sh*t,” the Twitter user wrote. The rapper laughed and said, “There’s people that don’t like me? What the f*ck?”

Another person said Lizzo looks as if she’s seen a lot of “bus passes and happy meals,” while someone else said they watched a muted performance of Cardi B and she just looked like she was loud. “Suck my ass,” the rapper replied. A few of these were definitely gems, including Alice Cooper and Green Day, so check them all out below and let us know if which, if any, were your favorites.

Kehlani Addresses Fans Worried About Her Mental Health Following "You Know Wassup"

In a surprise move, Kehlani shared her new single "You Know Wassup" with fans on Tuesday evening. The Bay Area singer wrote on Twitter that she'd only completed the track just a few hours prior to its release and said it was "unmixed and unmastered." In all, it was a raw, unfiltered take on where she is emotionally following the recent scandal that occurred with her beau, rapper YG, and an unnamed woman outside of a nightclub.John Parra/Getty ImagesAfter a video of YG and the woman circulated, people awaited Kehlani's response—something that the singer didn't deliver until she dropped her single. The emotionally vulnerable track showed a heartbroken and frustrated woman who doesn't know what to do, but Kehlani shared that after waiting five years to be with YG, she can't just turn her love for him away.Like the true supporters that they are, Kehlani's fans took to social media to offer kind words to the singer, but a few were worried about her mental and emotional health. Kehlani caught wind of the concerns and updated her fans, letting them know that she's doing well in spite of the circumstances."But naw forreal. i’m good y’all. i see people starting a hashtag about hoping my mental is ok and me possibly needing a therapist. lmao. I’m straight forreal. I’m an artist. I dive inward. glad it’s doing something for you all tho. love you," Kehlani tweeted. "The fire thing about music is you can express the wildest and furthest parts of the emotions youre experiencing, even just the things the little back of your head voice is screaming.. or even the devil on your shoulder. flush it out and it keep it flowin." You can listen to "You Know Wassup" here.

In a surprise move, Kehlani shared her new single “You Know Wassup” with fans on Tuesday evening. The Bay Area singer wrote on Twitter that she’d only completed the track just a few hours prior to its release and said it was “unmixed and unmastered.” In all, it was a raw, unfiltered take on where she is emotionally following the recent scandal that occurred with her beau, rapper YG, and an unnamed woman outside of a nightclub.


John Parra/Getty Images

After a video of YG and the woman circulated, people awaited Kehlani’s response—something that the singer didn’t deliver until she dropped her single. The emotionally vulnerable track showed a heartbroken and frustrated woman who doesn’t know what to do, but Kehlani shared that after waiting five years to be with YG, she can’t just turn her love for him away.

Like the true supporters that they are, Kehlani’s fans took to social media to offer kind words to the singer, but a few were worried about her mental and emotional health. Kehlani caught wind of the concerns and updated her fans, letting them know that she’s doing well in spite of the circumstances.

“But naw forreal. i’m good y’all. i see people starting a hashtag about hoping my mental is ok and me possibly needing a therapist. lmao. I’m straight forreal. I’m an artist. I dive inward. glad it’s doing something for you all tho. love you,” Kehlani tweeted. “The fire thing about music is you can express the wildest and furthest parts of the emotions youre experiencing, even just the things the little back of your head voice is screaming.. or even the devil on your shoulder. flush it out and it keep it flowin.” You can listen to “You Know Wassup” here.

Kawhi Leonard's Latest New Balance OMN1S Nods To His Love For Fishing

Kawhi Leonard's on-court sneaker, the New Balance OMN1S, will be releasing in an all-new "Baited" colorway on Thursday, November 14, inspired by Kawhi's love for fishing. The kicks, priced at $140, will be available at 10am ET via newbalance.com as well as select Foot Locker and Shoe Palace stores.The "Baited" New Balance OMN1S comes equipped with a black and white FitWeave upper done up in a fish scale-like pattern, accompanied by colorful splashes of red, blue and greenish yellow.New BalanceAccording to New Balance, the name OMN1S is derived from the Latin omnis, a word meaning “of everything”. New Balance’s debut basketball shoe was made for the modern day positionless player, featuring the brand's "FitWeave" upper and a full-length FuelCell midsole.“As the game has changed, there is a versatility to the player on the court now that there has never been before. The OMN1S was built for a player like Kawhi Leonard that can do it all. It’s designed to represent what we want New Balance to represent on and off the court. Game speaks for itself,” said Jonathan Grondin, Creative Design Manager at New Balance. Grondin.Scroll down for the official images of the New Balance OMN1S "Baited" colorway.New BalanceNew BalanceNew BalanceNew BalanceNew BalanceNew Balance

Kawhi Leonard’s on-court sneaker, the New Balance OMN1S, will be releasing in an all-new “Baited” colorway on Thursday, November 14, inspired by Kawhi’s love for fishing. The kicks, priced at $140, will be available at 10am ET via newbalance.com as well as select Foot Locker and Shoe Palace stores.

The “Baited” New Balance OMN1S comes equipped with a black and white FitWeave upper done up in a fish scale-like pattern, accompanied by colorful splashes of red, blue and greenish yellow.

New Balance

According to New Balance, the name OMN1S is derived from the Latin omnis, a word meaning “of everything”. New Balance’s debut basketball shoe was made for the modern day positionless player, featuring the brand’s “FitWeave” upper and a full-length FuelCell midsole.

“As the game has changed, there is a versatility to the player on the court now that there has never been before. The OMN1S was built for a player like Kawhi Leonard that can do it all. It’s designed to represent what we want New Balance to represent on and off the court. Game speaks for itself,” said Jonathan Grondin, Creative Design Manager at New Balance. Grondin.

Scroll down for the official images of the New Balance OMN1S “Baited” colorway.

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John Legend Talks Having Close Relationship With Mother Following Her Years Of Addiction

Singer John Legend and his model mogul wife Chrissy Teigen love putting their family of four on display. The couple often share photos and funny moments they have with their children, three-year-old Luna and 18-month-old Miles, and Chrissy is known for her quips about her husband she delivers on social media.

John’s transformation into becoming a husband and a father has helped mend other familial relationships in his life, specifically the one with his mother, Phyllis Stephens. During John’s adolescence, the matriarch developed a long list of criminal offenses and arrests due to her drug addiction, but in a recent interview PEOPLE as their “Sexiest Man Alive,” the singer shared that he’s developed a new relationship with his mother after putting forgiveness into practice.

“My mom spends a lot of time with the kids and she loves coming to visit me at The Voice too,” John shared. “We’re really close now partially because of the kids.” It hasn’t been an easy process, but it was worth it in the end. “You have to do some forgiving too when you’re older. We’re in a really good place now.”

Meanwhile, check out a few more photos from his PEOPLE feature and watch John read the sexiest tweets about him with PEOPLE TV below.

50 Cent Wants In On Paid Chinese Troll Group "50 Cent Army"

50 Cent isn't on Instagram anymore and we can't help but assume that it wasn't done by choice. There's no doubt his page has sparked controversy that has even led him to court in the past. However, that just means he's taking his business elsewhere. The rapper has been actively tweeting all day. Fif is arguably hip-hop's first troll and he embraces it in full.Paul Morigi/Getty ImagesEarlier today, the rapper shared a screenshot of a Bloomberg article where he discovered a group in China called "50 Cent Army." This "army" literally has nothing to do with the rapper but the name is enticing enough to draw him in. The rapper tweeted, "do I have to go to China to find my Army. I just want to be apart of it. LOL."50 Cent Army isn't a G-Unit fan club in China, although the title itself might seem that way. According to The Washington Post, the 50 Cent Army is a group of paid trolls hired by China to use Twitter and other forms of social media to sway the public's opinion of the government in a favorable way. It launched in 2004 but the public was only aware of it in 2014 after it was hacked. By the time 2016 rolled around, the 50 Cent Army was already up to 500 million fake accounts. If Fif knew that, maybe he'd reconsider wanting to be apart of it. 

50 Cent isn’t on Instagram anymore and we can’t help but assume that it wasn’t done by choice. There’s no doubt his page has sparked controversy that has even led him to court in the past. However, that just means he’s taking his business elsewhere. The rapper has been actively tweeting all day. Fif is arguably hip-hop’s first troll and he embraces it in full.


Paul Morigi/Getty Images

Earlier today, the rapper shared a screenshot of a Bloomberg article where he discovered a group in China called “50 Cent Army.” This “army” literally has nothing to do with the rapper but the name is enticing enough to draw him in. The rapper tweeted, “do I have to go to China to find my Army. I just want to be apart of it. LOL.”

50 Cent Army isn’t a G-Unit fan club in China, although the title itself might seem that way. According to The Washington Post, the 50 Cent Army is a group of paid trolls hired by China to use Twitter and other forms of social media to sway the public’s opinion of the government in a favorable way. It launched in 2004 but the public was only aware of it in 2014 after it was hacked. By the time 2016 rolled around, the 50 Cent Army was already up to 500 million fake accounts. 

If Fif knew that, maybe he’d reconsider wanting to be apart of it. 

Air Jordan 1 High OG "UNC To Chicago" Drops Soon: Detailed Look

Michael Jordan made a huge transition in 1984 as he left the University of North Carolina and joined the Chicago Bulls. The UNC colorway was a nice powder blue while the Bulls had devil red. This stark contrast has been played around with by Jordan Brand for years and now, they are coming out with a colorway for women called “UNC to Chicago.” 

This particular colorway has been teased for quite some time now but we’ve finally started to get some detailed images, as well as a release date. According to @zsneakerheadz, these will be released on February 14th of 2020 for $170 USD. The images below also show off some of the finer details of the shoe. For instance, the toe box is red, the back heel and swoosh is blue, while the rest is black leather. Overall, it’s a solid-looking colorway that could prove to be one of the biggest Air Jordan 1 releases of 2020.

Unfortunately, this colorway will only be available for the ladies out there so unless you have small feet, you probably won’t be able to cop these. Let us know in the comments below what you think of these and if they’re a must-cop or a skip.

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