Thursday, July 26, 2018

Jay - Z and Beyonce Want To FilmTheir Next Video In The Roman Coliseum!






A first attempt by the couple to privately take over the Coliseum for the night of July 7 had been denied by Italian officials due to a simple scheduling conflict: The ancient monument had already been reserved by Alberto Angela, a popular, media friendly paleontologist specializing, among other things, in the Roman Empire.


But the Carters, as the celebrity couple is known, were not deterred by that refusal and are still negotiating for a new filming date, according to the Italian press. 
“Nothing seems too good or too big for them,” comments Le Point of France, where they caused a stir in May after it became public that they had arranged the filming of a video inside the Louvre Museum. “An umpteenth way to prove to the world that they are a couple of imperial singers, certainly.”


Some music commentators see the couple’s efforts to film pop music videos at globally recognized, venerable art institutions as a new step in a joint career that more than most mixes celebrity, money and megalomania.
According to Forbes Jay Z and Beyoncé together are worth $1.3 billion.
It's been reported that the couple counts on the support of the Italian Minister of Culture, which thinks their Coliseum video would serve as great advertising with their young fans.
If they arrive at a deal, filming likely won't occur before the end of their tour, On The Road, which finishes in Seattle on October 4.


Last May, France was stunned after it went viral that the couple had managed to shoot in complete secrecy a video for their latest album in the world’s most famous museum in Paris.
They filmed Apeshit at the Louvre at night and in the greatest discretion. The video, scored by French critics as “the height of the megalomania of Beyoncé and Jay-Z,” shows them and their troupe dancing and singing in front of various iconic works including the "Mona Lisa" and Jacques Louis David’s "The Coronation of Napoleon."


Apeshit, which has been translated into French as Excitation Sauvage, is the second track on their joint new album, Everything is Love. It was shot in the galleries and the plaza outside the museum and is a six-minute video that begins with the Carters standing in front of the Mona Lisa - Beyoncé in a lavender pantsuit  and Jay-Z in a light green suit - with scantily-clad dancers swaying sensually around them.
Some critics find the video to be “a deliberate statement on the marginalization of black figures in predominantly white Western art by the two most prominent African Americans in pop culture,” according to the Telegraph.


The video includes close-ups that single out black figures in paintings such as Veronese’s "Wedding at Cana," Géricaults' "The Raft of the Medusa" and Marie-Guillemine Benoist’s "Portrait of a Negress."
In any case, the effort proved successful as the clip currently has collected 84 million views on YouTube. And contributed to blow up the entrances to the Louvre, which has seized the opportunity to create a tour dedicated to Apeshit.
"Now the Louvre, which already has a tour based on the US rapper will.i.am's hit 'Smile Mona Lisa,' has created another based on the Carters' night in the museum," writes The Local. "It follows  through 17 paintings and sculptures which are featured in the clip, going from the monumental white Greek marble 'Nike of Samothrace' to Marie Benoist's 'Portrait of a Negress.'"
As for their intention to occupy the Roman Coliseum, Le Point thinks that “the splendid scenery will allow Queen B and Jay-Z to stage a new grandiose clip with their usual air of excessiveness. And it will not be surprising if, in a few months, we find them at the top of the Corcovado in Brazil or the Pyramids of Giza.”






























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Tuesday, July 24, 2018

PANTHERS VERNON BUTLER ACCUSATIONS OF CLASS C ASSAULT









According to a report by WSOC-TV in Dallas, Butler is accused of pushing a woman down the stairs at a nightclub. The woman’s attorney alleges Butler also threw ice in her face and pushed her multiple times.
Butler was Carolina’s first-round pick in the 2016 NFL draft. Injuries have slowed his progress, though. He has played in 24 games, collecting 1.5 sacks and 13 tackles.
With Star Lotulelei having moved on to the Buffalo Bills in free agency, Butler was expected to inherit his former starting role, lining up next to Kawann Short. However, the team went in a different direction, signing veteran tackle Dontari Poe to a three-year contract instead.


While we should not assume anything about the allegations at this time, that decision could be an indication general manager Marty Hurney is uncertain about Butler’s potential and future with the team.



Report: Kawhi Leonard, Jordan Brand to Part Ways After Expiration of Contract









Before Kawhi Leonard likely becomes a free agent next summer, he'll be a free agent on the shoe market.
According to Nick DePaula of ESPN.com, Jordan Brand will let Leonard "walk when his contract expires later this year." He added, "Extension talks between Leonard and the Nike subsidiary stalled earlier this year after Leonard turned down a four-year, $22 million extension."
Leonard, 27, won't be the only high-profile sneaker free agent this year. Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid, Minnesota Timberwolves small forward Andrew Wiggins, Boston Celtics wing Gordon Hayward, Golden State Warriors center DeMarcus Cousins, Denver Nuggets guard Isaiah Thomas and Washington Wizards wing Kelly Oubre Jr. will also seek deals.


While Embiid is probably a bigger name from a marketing standpoint, given his humorous social media presence, Leonard is the biggest on-court star of that bunch. He is a two-time All-Star, two-time Defensive Player of the Year, three-time All-Defensive first-team selection and was the 2014 NBA Finals MVP.
Leonard's marketability, however, is another question. He's notoriously a quiet, low-profile star who forced a move away from of one of the NBA's most respected franchises this offseason, the San Antonio Spurs, ending up with the Toronto Raptors.
Without question, shoe companies will want his services. But it's hard to imagine he'd get a signature shoe deal in the same stratosphere as the $200 million deal James Harden signed with Adidas in 2015, for instance.
Air Jordan's offer, which would have paid him $5.5 million a year, was nothing to sneeze at. As Kurt Badenhausen of Forbes.com reported in June 2017, only 10 current or former players had shoe deals worth more yearly, with basketball icons Michael Jordan ($110 million), LeBron James ($32 million), Kevin Durant ($25 million) and Kobe Bryant ($16 million) topping the list.
Leonard's deal would have put him on par with Paul George, who made $5.5 million with Nike the previous year.
Perhaps another company will come in with a huge offer. But Leonard might be banking on an agreement equivalent to the lucrative deals that the league's most marketable superstars land—though at a time when he might be at his least marketable.

Rams, Todd Gurley agree to record deal worth $45M in guarantees











The Los Angeles Rams and Todd Gurley have reached an agreement on a four-year contract extension worth $60 million, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter, in a deal that resets the market for running backs.


The deal ties Gurley to the Rams for the next six seasons and includes $45 million guaranteed, the largest guarantee given to a running back, the source told Schefter. Gurley also will receive a $20 million signing bonus, according to the source.
It also is the largest per-year average for any running back, providing a new benchmarks for other running backs looking for new deals, such as Arizona's David Johnson and Dallas' Ezekiel Elliott.
Gurley, 23, already had been under contract with the Rams through 2019, when he is scheduled to make $9.63 million under the fifth-year option on his rookie contract.
Gurley is coming off a major bounce-back season that saw him lead the NFL with 2,093 scrimmage yards and 19 touchdowns. He also won the NFL's Offensive Player of the Year Award.

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

EXCLUSIVE 5 FOR 5 INTERVIEW FEATURING IV. MONTANA.



IV Montana is a rising star , from Gastonia NC. He shows a lot of promise in the music industry.


Strong Chemistry, strong team and a knack for creating hit records, IV. Montana is showing that he belongs in this industry in our very first 5 FOR 5 Interview we ask IV. Montana some questions so everyone can get to know him a little better than before. Request his hit single Want You on all radio stations today!







* MONTANA'S FAVORITE FOOD AND WHY?
A: I’m a Pescatarian, no chicken, no pork, no red meat, so my favorite food right now is crab and shrimp, it’s good but to heavy on the stomach. 

* MONTANA'S TOP 5 DEAD OR ALIVE?
A: Drake, J. Cole, 6lack, Micheal Jackson, Bruno Mars 

* MONTANA'S TOP QUALITIES HE LOOKS FOR IN A WOMAN?
A: She has to be Supportive, Must be natural, A free spirit, and ambitious, 

*WHAT IS MONTANA'S MUSICAL STYLE?
A: The music I make in the studio depends on what mood I’m in or what’s currently going on during the day or in my life, so my style is based off situations, one day I might make a love song the next day I might make a get money song, my style is authentic I can’t be copied, I’m Unquie I got a little something for everybody. 

* WHAT IS MONTANA'S PLACE OF PEACE?
A: I do a lot of mediation, so any place with candles and low light is a place of peace for to get my thoughts together, the studio is the main place of peace for me.




TK KRAVITZ LOVES KEKE PALMER'S TALENT!













It's been two years since TK Kravitz dropped his eponymous 2016 debut project and established himself as a solo artist. Now the singer-songwriter, formerly known for his catchy singles as one-half of TK-N-Cash, is basking in the success of his newest release—one that was in the making for the past two years.

TK Kravitz has come into his own and steadily climbed iTunes charts with "Ocean" off 2.0, the introspective EP that he calls his best and most personal work to date. The lead single, featuring longtime friend and fellow R&B crooner Jacquees, currently sits at No. 25 on iTunes and peaked at No. 8 on Billboard's Hot R&B Songs chart—even Boosie has been caught rocking out to the R&B banger.

"Me and Quee been friends for years—since early on—so we’ve always worked on music," the 25-year-old Augusta, Ga. native tells XXL. "But we always said when we do a record it gotta be that one and ['Ocean' is] definitely the one." He also hints at a slew of unfinished records the two have in the chamber.

Along with Jacquees, there are other high-profile guests on 2.0, including YoungBoy Never Broke Again (“Bank Account"), 2 Chainz (“Out the Gate”), and Keke Palmer (“Property”). As for the latter's sultry yet commanding cameo, TK Kravitz says the actress-singer wrote and recorded her verse in less than 10 minutes.

"She reached out [and] wanted to work with me," he says. "Not even gonna’ lie, I honestly didn’t know she was that talented. She’s definitely someone to look out for."
2.0 is a win well-deserved for an artist who's worked with some of the industry's hottest names, including Durk and Gunna. He's currently prepping for Streetzfest 2k18, taking place at Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood in Atlanta on August 18. 21 Savage, Lil Baby, Scotty ATL and Yung Miami (of City Girls) are scheduled to perform as well. TK is also planning to tour in promotion of the EP this year.

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

6ix9ine’s Felony Assault on a Police Officer Charge Reduced!











6ix9ine should be counting his blessings, as he continues to avoid any major issues in his ongoing legal drama. After being released a week early from Rikers Island in New York to turn himself in to police in Texas then posting bail there, the "Gummo" rapper has now had a felony assault charge reduced.
According to a July 16 report from TMZ, 6ix9ine's felony assault on an officer charge has been reduced to a basic misdemeanor after the alleged injuries the officer suffered weren't severe enough to warrant a felony charge. The rhymer was facing up to seven years in prison. He now only faces up to one year.
The incident happened in May after a traffic stop in New York City, where police say 6ix9ine grabbed and squeezed a lieutenant's hand after they tried to place handcuffs on him. The "Billy" artist denied the claims, saying he was the one who was assaulted by the police.
News of 6ix9ine's charge reduction comes after the rapper turned himself in to authorities in Harris County, Texas and quickly posted the $5,000 bail. 6ix9ine was charged with misdemeanor assault following a January incident where he allegedly chocked a 16-year-old boy at a mall in Houston.
The rapper was originally sent to Rikers Island in New York but left after posting the $150,000 bail. 6ix9ine then had to surrender himself to Texas police and was freed after posting bond once again. An arraignment has been scheduled for Friday (July 20).