Life Beyond Rap

Styles P tribute

Miss Info: I don’t know if Styles will ever read this…he doesn’t have to, he knows the friendship and support is always there. But I wanted to share his message about the death of his step-daughter, and a story of my own…

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Finally! I’ve been holding my breath waiting for these ever since Todd James tipped me off to his new collaboration with Pharrell
For the first time, Adidas let artists modify the original Superstar shelltoe sneakers…the ones embedded in hip hop’s DNA ever since Run DMC hit that b-boy stance in the 1980’s. And since Pharrell was the original art-connoisseur hip hop artist…his taste in collaborators on this, the latest in his ongoing partnership with Adidas, is impeccable. From our dear friend Todd James aka REAS, to the twisted Japanese manga-mind of Mr., to photographer Cass Bird, to futurism architect Zaha Hadid…they each got to add their own stamp to the shell of the iconic sneaker toes.
I want every single pair! But especially these REAS joints. Start lining up for the drop on August 7th.

Check out more photos and videos of the Pharrell x Adidas Originals Supershells…
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The Warriors star Steph Curry and his wife Ayesha welcomed a new addition to their family on Friday (July 10). Over the weekend, the couple confirmed the birth of their second child, Ryan Carson Curry. Through social media, they expressed their joy and excitement over their new baby girl.

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Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson is a God fearing man and doesn’t plan to change his Christian ways for his superstar girlfriend, Ciara. Wilson recently revealed that he and CiCimade a pact to not have sex until they’re officially married. It might sound unbelievable in this day and age , but they are dead serious.

“I was looking at her in the mirror,” Wilson explained. “She was sitting there and God spoke to me. He said, ’I need you to lead her.’ He said, ‘No, I want you, and need you to lead her.’”

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Lupe Fiasco put his views and opinions on White Supremacy and racism in America into Cyberspace. At times he uses extreme sarcasm to get his point across. It should also be noted that the letter came via his Instagram page — complete with photos of the Charleston shooter.

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With Father’s Day right around the corner this weekend, some fathers out there like Meek Mill are taking the time to reflect of what it’s been like after having children. Meek is not really known to open up about his life, unless it’s about the street dealings he’s seen in Philadelphia, but he took the time to write a letter for everyone who is a father and give his first-hand experience of what it’s been like.

Before I leave, I always explain to him that everything I do, I do for him. All the shows, all the nights in the studio, I do with my son in mind.

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NBCUniversal has decided to keep shamed reporter Brian Williams on board but he will not resume his anchor duties of NBC’s Nightly News. NBC News chairman Andy Lack and NBCUniversal CEO Steve Burke confirmed the news earlier today, while Williams released a statement on the matter.

“I’m sorry. I said things that weren’t true. I let down my NBC colleagues and our viewers, and I’m determined to earn back their trust,” said Wiliams.

After his 6 month suspension is up, he’ll join MSNBC as an anchor or breaking news and special reports. While his spot on the Nightly News will remain as Lester Holt’s. Williams is said to be starting in August.

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After performing at HOT 97 Summer Jam in East Rutherford, New Jersey on Sunday night, Kendrick Lamar stayed in the Garden State for a special visit on Monday. The TDE rapper stopped by High Tech High School in North Bergen, NJ, to visit an English class taught by Brian Mooney.

In the class, Mooney uses Lamar’s To Pimp a Butterfly LP to teach his freshman class. Along with a spoken word session, Lamar signed student’s artwork and took selfies before closing out by performing the song “Alright.” “When I talk to kids, I’m really listening,” Lamar said to the students. “When I do that, we have a little bit of a bigger connection than me being Kendrick Lamar and you being a student. It’s almost like we’re friends. Because a friend listens.”

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Pusha T doesn’t tolerate any racist behavior by anyone. Especially when it involves his friends and family — and you can ask Virginia’s Venue 112 all about it. After attempting to enter the club earlier this week, the bouncer at the door told Pusha T and his party that the place was “guest list only tonight.” Pusha says it was clear that no guest list was present and that cauucasion patrons were being let in with no problem. Adding to the blatantly racist behavior, a friend of his overheard club security tell the doorman to make up the “guest list” excuse on the spot.

Instead of losing his cool and getting into a physical altercation, Pusha did the next best thing and hit his social media accounts to expose the shady behavior. You can also leave your personal behavior at their Yelp page.

“I wanted to tell people that I wasn’t exempt from it either,” he explained to Billboard. “People may think that I have it easier in some ways, but this shows that racism even overpowers business. I understand what other members of my community are going through.”

Update: Pusha T’s Interview with Wavy News in Virginia

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Rich Homie Quan is coming into one question for a second time after another rape lyric from an unreleased lyric made its way online. This time, a song titled “Day One,” has a very blatant mention of what he has in mind for women at his “mansion.” As of yet, Quan has yet to release a statement on “Day One.”

“Chances ain’t sh** if you don’t take one/ Mansion full of b**ches, about to rape one (I’ma f**k these hoes),” Quan is heard saying on the record:

What do you think of his lyrics?

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