Former basketball star Shaquille O’Neal walks red carpet along with current NBA stars for new comedy ‘Uncle Drew’. Rough cut (no reporter narration).
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Uncle Luke has (sort of) apologized to Funkmaster Flex and DJ Red Alert, in advance. The 2 Live Crew frontman was honored at Friday night’s BET Hip Hop Awards with a Lifetime Achievement Award, and he’s getting ahead of any drama caused by his acceptance speech.
According to Luke, the teleprompter when out, causing him to come off the top of his head during his speech. Apparently, people were misconstruing comments he said about Flex and Red Alert as shots.
However, Luke was adamant that Flex used to break his records in NYC while Red Alert is a good friend, who along with Greg Street gave him the name “Uncle Luke.”
Any questions? Besides, “What did he say?”
See for yourself below. The BET Hip Hop Awards air Tuesday (Oct. 10).
Let me set the record straight if anyone misinterpreted my speech at the BET Awards last night that I said something bad about @funkflex #djredAlert your FUCKING WORNG what I was trying to say was when everybody else was shiting on me Funkmaster Flex broke my music in New York along with DJ Red Alert giving me my name I will always be grateful to those guys. If anyone knows me they know that I do not make Corrections with what I say I wear that shit on my shoulder.
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Rappers gone wild!
Well, maybe not literally but in the visuals to Young Thug’s “Relationship,” he and Future take it back to the VHS era when home camcorders captured young women doing the most and recorded the kind of behavior that they’d have a hard time explaining to their future children.
We know lots of grown women today are glad VHS players are a thing of the past.
Back on the block Uncle Murda, 50 Cent and Jeremih give some attractive young women a taste of the good life and take them on a trip to La La Land in the clip to “On & On.”
Check out the rest of today’s drops including work from Dave East featuring Chris Brown, Curren$ y & Lex Luger, and more.
YOUNG THUG FT. FUTURE – “RELATIONSHIP”
UNCLE MURDA FT. 50 CENT & JEREMIH – “ON & ON”
DAVE EAST FT. CHRIS BROWN – “PERFECT”
CURREN$ Y & LEX LUGER – “PRESSURE”
LIL YACHTY – “LADY IN YELLOW”
RUSS – “RIDE SLOW”
FORTEBOWIE – “NEVA BEEN”
SHAQISDOPE – “POWER”
SKIPP WHITMAN FT. J.W.J – “COMFORTABLE”
Before the presidential campaign and election, Ivanka Trump self-identified and was perceived as a businesswoman passionate about women’s empowerment. You’d have been hard-pressed to hear someone speak negatively about her, with words such as lovely, hard-working, self-directed and genuine typical descriptives.
And then, Dad ran for president and won.
Throughout and after the election, and especially since her role in the Trump administration shifted from merely “daughter,” as she said she initially intended, to G-20 Summit-attending formal adviser, Ivanka has taken her hits, critics questioning not only her qualifications but also her motives and her silence in light of various presidential outbursts. Following President Trump’s shocking equal assignation last weekend of “blame on both sides” when white supremacists, many brandishing swastikas, stormed Charlottesville, Va., to protest the planned removal of a statue of Robert E. Lee, the criticism escalated exponentially, with many wondering, how could Ivanka not speak out?
Whether or not she knew just what she was getting into in accepting her White House role, surely Ivanka knows her father, and she is accustomed to life in shared spotlights, his and her own. Though thrust into the former as a child when her parents’ public marital woes made for tabloid grist, she chose the latter early on. An adolescent flirtation with modeling crossed over to television; at 15,
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They'll do anything to keep Uncle Jack happy! He's definitely his nieces' favorite uncle!
What we wouldn’t have given for Biggie and Snoop to have collaborated on a cut together in the mid 90’s.
We guess Faith Evans felt it better late than never and for the visuals to “When We Party” called on the Doggfather to help get things turnt up on the left coast and have him go back and forth with Biggie’s “Going Back To Cali” verse.
Speaking of 90’s Hip-Hop OG’s, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony keep their comeback going and in the Uncle Murda featured clip to “Change The Story” visit murals of fallen Hip-Hop stars while telling the story of a mother pleading with her son to change his ways.
Check out the rest of today’s visuals including joints you might’ve missed over the weekend including work from Run The Jewels, Troy Ave, and more.
FAITH EVANS & THE NOTORIOUS B.I.G. FT. SNOOP DOGG – “WHEN WE PARTY”
BONE THUGS FT. UNCLE MURDA – “CHANGE THE STORY”
TRINIDAD JAMES – “DI$ RESPECTFUL”
OMARION – “WORD 4 WORD”
DAE DAE – “NEW WAVE”
LE$ – “NEVA”
RAZ FRESCO – “HONEY BROWN/MONEY BROWN”
RUN THE JEWELS – “DON’T GET CAPTURED”
TROY AVE – “ON MY BIRTHDAY”
JUICY J – “NO LOOK”
VIC MENSA FT. PUSHA T – “OMG”
KAMAIYAH – “BUILD YOU UP”
MACKELMORE FT. SKYLAR GREY – “GLORIOUS”
KID INK – “MOCHI”
BLAC YOUNGSTA – “BIRTHDAY”
PI’ERRE BOURNE – “WATER BOY”
KEY! & MANMAN SAVAGE – “SUMMERTIME”
PLAYBOI CARTI — “MAGNOLIA”
The Last time we saw the F-A-B-O-L-O-U-S he was reliving the role that made Tupac Shakur a household name in the hood with his visuals to “Gone For The Winter.” Now Fab returns with another Hip-Hop cinematic classic with the Rich Homie Quan-assisted “We Good” re-enacting one of the more under the radar 90’s cult classics, Dead Presidents.
If Fab’s aim this year was to resurrect classic 90’s Hip-Hop cinema with his visuals then we’re kind of disappointed he didn’t take advantage of that flat-top he had and recreate New Jack City or House Party. Just sayin’.
Uncle Murda links up with Future and takes a stab at crafting some trap house music while up in the club in the visuals to “Right Now.” Luckily Uncle Murda had the good sense not to tattoo Future’s name on his person after hooking up with the ATLien for this track.
Check the rest of today’s visuals which include work from Obie Trice, The Posterz, and more.
FABOLOUS FT. RICH HOMIE QUAN – “WE GOOD”
UNCLE MURDA FT. FUTURE – “RIGHT NOW”
OBIE TRICE – “BLESS THE BOOTH”
OHANA BAM – “RED FERRARI”
THE POSTERZ – “BULALAY”
MOBSQUAD NARD FT. 1200 YAK – “JUNGLE”
BINX FT. ARTBYSEVEN – “IN MY PRAYERS”
DEX AMORA & GOLDENBEETS FT. SCARLET PARKE – “WHAT DO AI SAY”
NITTY SCOTT, MC – “U.F.O.(UNFILTERED OFFERING)”
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New York staple Uncle Murda gets the Future look for the hook on his new single “Right Now”. Of course this song wouldn’t be complete without the autotune, but this trapped up banger comes courtesy of production from prolific Southern producer, Metro Boomin. Listen to “Right Now” below! Oh yea also….remember when Murda made it to Bill O’Reilly with that cop controversy? Well Uncle Murda continues his verbal assault on the police, the homie ain’t scared to call them out on this track either!
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Last week, a relative reached out on his own accord to assure me that although he disagreed with the Supreme Court ruling on marriage equality, he still loved and respected me as a gay family member. Drawing on my own experiences growing up in the Church, our collective family history, and my eventual coming out in a conservative religious culture, I sent the following response to him.
Dear Uncle G,
Your letter expressing your love and respect for me even though you disagree with the Supreme Court marriage equality ruling speaks to the heart of our current national dialogue regarding marriage equality and civil rights, specifically within religious communities and families. Please indulge me as I respond.
Within the Church, we are taught that we can (and should) “love the sinner and hate the sin.” In doing so, people of faith disassociate themselves from any harm or accountability to those whose identity is deemed inherently “sinful,” specifically: gay people. My understanding when I attended church was as follows:
If we can accept someone and yet not accept their “sin,” we’re effectively demonstrating love while still not condoning sinful behavior. Any confusion or hard feelings from outsiders due to this practice are misplaced. We’re merely maintaining God’s will on earth and adhering to His instructions as to how we should live. If our actions translate to prohibitive politics, reformative therapy, or the repression and rejection of someone’s identity, the church bears no responsibility for simply carrying out what we’ve been instructed to do. Furthermore, as sinners ourselves, we recognize that we all have to work to achieve salvation and it’s not on us to water down what is required of us as followers of Christ. Any dissension from those on the outside is often an instance of persecution for our faith.
Here’s the truth: that’s not the case. To ascribe to as much essentially passes the buck for some severely damaging policies and attitudes. Whatever the genuine, faith-based intentions of the church have been over the last five decades, their actions through anti-gay marriage campaigning and legislation have been inarguably prohibitive, discriminatory, and scathing to the American gay community.
During the decades in which churches have claimed to uphold a “standard” by campaigning and asserting the definition of marriage as between one man and one woman (even regardless of sexual persuasion), countless gay men, women, and couples have been shut out and left federally unrecognized. They’ve paid higher taxes than married couples with comparable assets, have been denied medical benefits, willfully withheld from visiting their partners in the hospital due to the fact that they aren’t “family,” and experienced countless inequalities on a consistent and massive scale.
Furthermore, the gay community has suffered an extraordinary amount of persecution and violence towards them in a country that bears responsibility for as much by consistently denying gays rights and, therefore, basic human value. Compounding that violence, churches have passionately preached and characterized gay folk as harmful, synonymous with pedophiles, and in danger of hell no matter what their personal actions demonstrate. Lastly, churches have ruthlessly preached the fearful ideology that legalizing gay marriage will rob America of its morals and values and fundamentally compromise the American family structure.
I alternately witnessed and felt every one of these examples in my childhood. When my parents told me at the age of eight that Uncle John was gay and had AIDS, it was intensely confusing and traumatizing to try to experience John’s love, affection, gifted nature, and presence in my life, yet have the legitimacy of that called immediately into question because of what I had been negatively taught about gay people as a child in church. Thankfully, my parents chose to keep my brother and I close to John until the end, as tragic as it was. However, after John’s death, you can imagine my sheer terror when my first substantial attractions leaned towards the other boys at school. This is not okay, I told myself. What have I done wrong? I felt betrayed by my own body, worthless, that I had done something terrible to cause these feelings which had to be rectified, and, of course, that I was in danger of hell. I hadn’t yet turned thirteen.
To make matters worse, just a few months after John’s passing our church began holding intensely emotional and distraught “Town Hall” meetings during Sunday night services in response to local petitions from gay men and women seeking legal recognition as couples (not even marriage, at that point). During these meetings, our leaders vehemently warned the congregation that this petition heralded the church’s darkest hour: that the passage of such laws would bring an assault on the church, hail the end of morals and values, and that the church MUST stand in the way of such destructive legislation. This only struck further terror into me and intensified my self-loathing.
School was no better: Taunted for being artistic and effeminate (the latter I effectively beat out of myself by high school), I received consistent harassment both physically and verbally for being “gay.” Truly, from school, to church, to John’s horrific death, there was no worse thing to be called or to be. And even, John, I wondered, did he bring this on himself? Was his death God’s punishment for being gay? Did his extraordinary mind, talent, his noteworthy contributions to the computer industry, generosity, love, and struggle with his identity not count for something in the eyes of God…?
After a painful and confused adolescence with some pretty self-destructive behavior, I moved into the present. The world finally opened up to me as I came out. To say “opened up” does not mean that life became easier, but gradually became clearer as I eventually found the integrity and honesty I thought I could never possess due to my attractions. The precept that I was doomed to a life without integrity because I was gay was the most insidious lie taught to me as a teenager, relentlessly communicated over and over again through church and church-influenced culture.
Much to my relief (and theirs), my immediate family didn’t pull away when I came out. Though we’ve moved through a few issues over time, they’ve got my back. There’s not merely an understanding between us, but a joyful acceptance of my identity. Something I know they’ve been longing for since they felt their own internal struggles with Uncle John when he came out to them in the ’70s. Being gay has become a welcome and celebrated part of me and my nuclear family.
Over time, I witnessed firsthand the frustrations, inequalities, and discriminations fced by my gay friends who were partnered. Gradually, marriage equality passed into legislation state by state and granted the couples in those states with equal rights regardless of their orientation. Few of these gay couples who benefited were religious. They sought a purely legal recognition of their partnership, even refusing to accept “civil unions” which still denied gay couples in certain benefits and rights afforded to those straight couples who were married.
As conservative opposition increasingly mounted from the naysayers in California, and in every state where this swiftly came to the forefront of the political stage, the overriding sentiment among my current community was one of befuddlement and incredulity. “What is their PROBLEM?” we asked. “The majority of us don’t WANT to get married in a church and aren’t TRYING to infringe on anyone else’s rights! MY rights have been infringed upon for the last 10/30/50 years! I want equal standing!”
So finally, after a battle spanning several generations, the Supreme Court cited the Constitution to recognize gay married couples as federally legitimate in all 50 states. Every marriage, regardless of orientation, now receives equal treatment under the law, granting victory to those who have worked tirelessly for their own benefit and the benefit of others for decades. As I walked jubilantly to work that Friday morning, I felt a weight lift off my shoulders that I hadn’t realized was there: I was finally an equal citizen in this country and no longer needed to fear that equality being threatened or taken away.
I took a moment to reflect on Uncle John and his legacy. I thought about the terror and uncertainty he had experienced growing up all the way until his death and considered my own traumatic history. Taking a breath, I reached toward John to share the hope and promise that this landmark decision would eradicate from the experiences of future generations of gay men and women the fears and abuses he had suffered. Nor did those fears hold a part in my story any longer. This ruling not only guarantees us equality, it dignifies and legitimizes us in a way we have not been prior to this moment. Whether marriage is a prospect for any one gay individual or not (and though there are certainly still battles to fight) we are equal and we are free. I thanked John for his and his generation’s part in that.
I know, and have known for some time, that you have not sided with gay Americans on this issue and further, your church has actively campaigned against marriage equality. Knowing this has not affected how I’ve interacted with you or the warmth I’ve shared when seeing you over the last few years. While I’ve not wholly ignored your stance on this issue, I figured a conversation regarding it would happen at the right time. Until such time, I didn’t feel we should hold back any of the love and affection we feel toward each other in the so few times we’re able to visit. I hope none of this will change.
However, I also hope this letter gives light to my confusion when you express that you love and respect me even though you disagree with the Supreme Court’s decision. The SCOTUS ruling, as I’ve detailed it, gives my community and I legal recognition and validation in a way we have never had. It extends my rights, legitimizes me and a prospective partner should we choose to marry, and affords me equal standing with my parents, brother and sister-in-law, likely my nephew, and you.
To hear you say you love me and yet disagree with that is confusing. In fact, as frustrating as it may be to hear, to say as much is discriminatory. That’s not an accusation, it’s a clear-cut fact. You can’t say you love someone (which assumes you want the best for them) and then disagree with a positive movement for their civil rights.
I love you. Sometimes when I visit with extended family on either side, there’s a distance from one or two people that’s never articulated. I can sense they feel awkward due to my sexuality and yet, they want to be warm. As a result, much to their own bewilderment, when they share that they’re proud of me and love me they’re also keeping an emotional distance.
This annoys me. Not because I think less of them for not having it all figured out or because I think they’re stupid, but because they don’t have to feel that way. Their confusion is completely fear-based and obstructs the positive energy they’re naturally trying to express. I’m guessing they’re annoyed, too. Not to mention fearful and sad.
That’s a crime. I should never have felt sweat-inducing fear for Uncle John’s soul at the age of eight and no one should feel fear for me (and you can be sure my nephew won’t feel any such fear, even if I have to strong-arm it). These fears only cause distance, which is needless and tragic. If you hold any of these fears within you, I hope you can find a way to process and move through them because distance isn’t fun, it’s not family, and it’s not necessary. Let me know how I can help.
Thank you for reading. I hope this provides an avenue for further dialogue.
All my love,
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Wiz Khalifa and his family have been dealt a bit of closure now that individuals have taken responsible for the January 2014 shooting death of his younger uncle, Imani Porter.
Both Michael Wolford, 21, and Jaron Young, 19 plead guilty to third-degree murder, robbery, conspiracy to commit robbery and firearms violations and will be sentenced to 30-60 years and 12½ to 25 years, respectively as reported by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
On the night of January 10, 2014, both men met up with Porter at a Steak n Shake for a heroin transaction when they attempted to get away without paying for the drugs. After a scuffle ensued, Wolford shot Porter in the head, killing him at the scene.
Although it wasn’t a direct tribute to Wiz Khalifa’s uncle, the chart-topping single “See You Again” from the Furious 7 soundtrack has resonated with fans all across the globe who have lost a loved one.
A third perp, 21-year-old Larry Sanders had homicide and robbery charges withdrawn from his record in favor of felony drug and drug-related conspiracy charges by Allegheny County Common Pleas Judge Anthony Mariani. Although he had been sentenced to nine to eighteen months in prison, Sanders had previously served 510 days before he was paroled and is now free with three years probation.
“Mr. Sanders was never involved in a homicide, and in my opinion, never should have been charged with homicide,” his attorney, Ralph Karsh said.
As for the other two, there is no more black and yellow for orange is their new black.
Photo: Brian To/WENN.com
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Let us start this story by saying that Don Lemon stays losing. The CNN anchorman was down in South Carolina covering the murder of nine people in a historic Black church by a white male terrorist when a Black woman decided she wouldn’t wait until the cameras stopped rolling to let him know exactly how she felt about him.
“Are you angry, Don?,” the woman can be heard saying emphatically as Lemon was speaking with his colleague John Bernman about the situation in Charleston.
At one point the woman—who seemed upset over a lack of coverage of the anger in Charleston—even called Mr. Lemon, and Barack Obama for good measure, an Uncle Tom.
Needless to say, the clip has already started trending, it can be seen below, and the slander will surely be phenomenal. After all, this is Don Lemon.
However, don’t let this distract you from the tragedy that occurred in Charleston last night. #staywoke
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HERSHEY, PA—Noting the unprecedented display of effort, Harrington family sources confirmed Thursday that Uncle Jeff put a lot more thought than usual into the gift cards he bought for everyone this Christmas.