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You never know where Kung Fu Kenny is going to end up these days. Still basking in the acclaim of his DAMN project, Kendrick hops on Future’s “Mask Off” for a reflective verse. Expect this feauture to be a bit polarizing as it’s a marked departure from the original’s tone with inflections that are at times reminiscent of Bone Thugs. Content-wise, he takes a surreal attitude at his success.

Platinum Platinum Platinum

Gotta look at self and ask what happened

How y’all let a conscious nigga go commercial while only making conscious albums

How y’all let the braids on TV

How y’all let the hood at the table

Now y’all don’t even know how to rate him…

Check it out and drop your thoughts.

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Meek Mill – “Glow Up”

Posted: May 23, 2017 by Ismael AbduSalaam in Music News
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Lowkey, Meek Mill has been on a roll since the release of DC4. “Glow Up” is the latest banger from the Phill spitter and will surely find a home in clubs nationwide.

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Apollo Brown and Skyzoo pay creative homage to the legendary Stretch and Bobbito in their new video “On the Stretch & Bob Show.” Four Brooklyn kids play the principals and engage in a mock interview before Skyzoo goes into his bars. The VHS style visuals are the last touch that helps transport you back to the 90s. The clip is directed by Isam Muhammad.

The Easy Truth in stores everywhere.

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LONDON — With his promoter Floyd Mayweather cheering him on from ringside, Gervonta Davis made quick work of hometown hero Liam Walsh to complete the first defense of his IBF super featherweight title.

The fight was no contest from the opening bell. Utilizing the shoulder roll from the southpaw stance, Davis clipped Walsh with right jabs to the body and counter straight lefts from mid-range. The bout’s only knockdown was produced in the third when Walsh’s attempts to maul were stifled by repeated overhand lefts. Walsh beat the count but was quickly overwhelmed to force the referee stoppage.

Davis improves to 18-0. Per Mayweather, Davis will be an active champion and look to fight again within the next few months.


Fantastic performance from Tank. You can see the Mayweather mentorship is paying off via that jab to the stomach. Also, note how Davis adopted the Mayweather lead forearm to the neck to create space and keep the head stationary for punches. The latter proved to be Walsh’s downfall.

When you consider Davis is only 22 years old, his upside remains should he remain focused (keep that weight in check!).

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WBA/WBC welterweight titlist Keith Thurman is on the mend for the next 4-6 months after undergoing right elbow surgery.

Thurman suffered the injury during his split decision win over Danny Garcia in March. Doctors removed calcium deposits and have prescribed rehabilitation. Although Thurman wants to return for a second bout in 2017, he recognizes the importance of a gradual recovery.

“I had loose bodies in the elbow, similar to what baseball pitchers have. They had to go in and take out the loose bodies and calcium deposits,” Thurman said. “It was getting in the way of the hinging of the elbow and when I threw a punch. It was causing pain and inflammation. I noticed it before the Danny Garcia fight. There was no way to get rid of it without the surgery. I’m healing and getting the function back so that I can be pain free.This is just the real struggle of an athlete,” he said. “It’s not always

This is just the real struggle of an athlete. It’s not always picture perfect. It happens in every sport and that’s because we demand a lot from our bodies and ourselves. It has repercussions. Cars break down. We get them fixed and put them back on the road. We’re looking forward to getting back into the ring and giving you another fight before the year is out.”

Thurman is not without options upon his return. Rival Shawn Porter is now the #1 contender for Thurman’s WBC title after a dominating TKO over Andre Berto last month. WBO titlist Manny Pacquiao, who Thurman has expressed interest in facing, represents another unification opportunity. And many fans are hopeful for Thurman to challenge the winner of Errol Spence and Kell Brook, who face off next Saturday in Sheffield for the IBF strap.

“I’ll be tuning in and looking forward to the belt coming back to America and looking forward to seeing what Kell Brook has to offer at 147 pounds,” said Thurman. “I want to see if he wants to make his stand at 147. I like the idea of Spence showing everybody he’s the “Truth” and Kell trying to show everybody how “Special” he is.”

 

[Video] Young M.A – “Self M.Ade”

Posted: May 19, 2017 by Ismael AbduSalaam in Music News
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From the booth to the pulpit. Young M.A declares her autonomy in the video for “Self M.Ade,” the latest video off her Herstory EP. The soul sample has a throwback feel (think early 2000s NYC) so even older heads can appreciate.

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Before they do battle Saturday on HBO, unified junior welterweight champion Terence Crawford and gold medalist Felix Diaz are on deck this afternoon for the official weigh-in. The live stream opens at 2 p.m. ET. Tomorrow’s HBO card airs at 10:15 p.m. ET.