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WWE Superstars Took Offense At Conor McGregor’s Comments And Clapped Back! (Video)

Everyone knows professional wrestling is fake, but I still respect them because they are still athletes. With Conor’s comments he forgot that at the end of the day they are still men.

Hit the jump for more, including what @ojones1 has to say about it.

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J. Cole – “False Prophets” (Video)

Did you see the J. Cole documentary we posted on here yet? On top of that: New visuals from a new forthcoming album from a renewed J. Cole? You damn right Hip-Hop Nation! And yes…SHOTS FIRED! Do something. Haha!

Word on the Interwebs is that Cole is going at Drake and Kanye West. Maybe. But actually, this is the realest way to step to and stomp out wackness on the whole. With dope music… off “4 Your Eyez Only.” Check out “False Prophets” above.

J. COLE – 4 YOUR EYEZ ONLY (ALBUM)

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The Game Speaks On His Album “1992,” Dissing Sean Kingston & Meek Mill And More (Video)

Wow. The Game has found love or respect for everyone, Kurrupt to KXNG Crooked (aka Crooked I) to Kendrick Lamar, even 50 Cent… but NOT Meek Mill and Sean Kingston. Wow!

The Game talks about his beef with Meek Mill and Sean Kingston, the disrespectful lines in “Pest Control,” his new album “1992, patching things up with 50 Cent, did his cars get shot up in Miami and much more.

Catch his apology for the stray shot he took at Meek’s girl Nicki Minaj in there, too.

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Roland Martin Chastises Bill O’Reilly For Not Respecting Colin Kaepernick’s Protest (Video)

Uh oh. Colin, you can drop back for a second and let brother Roland put the blitz on Billy [Bob] O’Reilly. Sacked him!! When Roland goes, “So, Bill, DAMN your book,” you KNOW the ‘turn up’ turned the corner!

Bill, what books are you reading?”

Roland Martin gave Bill O’Reilly a history lesson on patriotism and African Americans.

O’Reilly wants Colin Kaepernick to read his book about patriotism, but Martin, host of NewsOne Now says O’Reilly has it all wrong and offered a series of tiles that O’Reilly should read instead.

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Comedy: Donald Trump Wins a Huge Endorsement (Video)

Bwaaahahaa! Okay, ‘Beelzebub’ aka ‘Old Scratch’ finally gives his official #Campaign2016 endorsment. Satan is stumping for Trump! But the funniest thing is that he opens with wording that sounds like it was taken straight from campaign scripting.

Donald Trump is the only candidate running who has the business savvy and proven leadership skills to keep the Democrats out of the Whitehouse and lead this country…

Yep. ‘Lucifer’ obviously lifted some wording straight from the RNC speechwriters’ notes. Don’t hate. Then again, he is ‘The Devil’ so…

@ojones1

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Comedy/Politics: Stephen Colbert Officially Opens The ‘Hungry For Power Games’ At The RNC (Video)

[Stephen Colbert] Julius and his pet weasel Caligula report from the 2016 Republican National Hungry For Power Games at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, where Tribute Trump is set to accept the party’s nomination.

Haaaa! The polished segment turned out even better than anticipated. Watch The Late Show segment that Stephen Colbert crashed the RNC to shoot (raw footage we posted from that here). So many comic jabs landed in this bit. You gotta watch!

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Watch Stephen Colbert Crash The RNC Stage (Video)

Getting a bit of footage for a skit for The Late Show, Stephen Colbert sneaked up onto the podium and ‘gaveled’ the Republican National Convention (RNC) to order this past Sunday ‘Hunger Games’ style. However, the words he uttered as he struggled with the security staffer firmly escorting him away from the mic should prove to be most poignant and memorable:

“Look, look… I know I’m not supposed to be up here. But let’s be honest, neither is Donald Trump.”

Solid. Satirical. Political. GOLD!!

@ojones1

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Joe Budden – “Making A Murderer” (Part 1) [Prod. By araabMUZIK]

The shottas heard round the world wide web. This “Making A Murderer” (produced by araabMUZIK) is labeled Part 1 there is a Part 2 coming. Like this shot by Budden is the spark to finally get Drake fired up enough to fire back. We shall see, but either way there is some grown man in-yo-face dissing on this track. Direct. No subtle talk. Listen (or listen again)!

JOE BUDDEN – MAKING A MURDERER (PART 1) [PROD. BY ARAABMUZIK]

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Pusha T Responds To People’s Comments About Himself, “Grindin'” And More (Video)

It’s The People vs. Pusha T. Some People come with kind comments; but others come his the hard cracks on the 2002 instant classic “Grindin’.” Casio beat…really? Struggle braids…really? Haaaaaaa!

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Ghostface Gets At Back Martin Shkreli With His Own ‘Goons’ And ‘Goo’ (Video)

Stop f#cking around and grow the f#ck up…BE A MAN!

It’s the clap back at Millionaire Martin for all that reckless talk… But not how you think. Interesting. Verrrry interesting. The Hip-Hop Nation might’ve expected Ghost to go hard at prescription drug magnate Martin Shkreli. However, only the shrewdest heads could have thought it though to come up with this type of battle plan.

Ghostface Killah strikes back at Martin Shkreli with the 5000% increase of Daraprim.

War is chess, not checkers, folks. It’s often about winning hearts and minds. So, to take the battle to where Shkreli cannot win (e.g. Martin ain’t winning anybody’s heart anytime soon), to paint him as TRYING to be the ultimate villain THEN clown him for that THEN bring in the ‘goods’ to join the laughter… THEN have one of them end with a teary-eyed plea to Shkreli (and his MOM) to do right by the people who are sick and dying in the wake of his greed (e.g. his aforementioned 5000% price increase of the HIV drug Daraprim)…checkmate!

And in the midst of it all, promote the Wu Goo brand as the ‘anti’ to all of that at the same damn time! Mr. Starks’ is showing the skill and temperament of a master… Shaolin technique is VERY good and his sword is deadly sharp. Well played.

Watch.

PREVIOUS: GHOSTFACE KILLAH X KILLAH PRIEST – WU GOO (VIDEO)

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John Oliver Gives The Gospel Truth On ‘Prosperity Preachers’ (Video)

U.S. tax law allows television preachers (read: prosperity preachers, who ask you for money you don’t have, promising blessings they cannot promise) to get away with almost anything. Not only are their actions LEGAL in the United States, but as part of a church, they can do the ridiculousness TAX-FREE! Folks, you have to pay taxes on money you earn at your 9-to-5 though.

We will now allow you a moment to get inconsolably angry-sad.

Now, to make you feel a bit better, here’s John Oliver with a hard-hitting satirical piece from his HBO series “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver giving it to the run-amok prosperity gospel industry. Give it to ’em, John. Hallelujah!

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Sports Legend Shots: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar With Harsh Commentary On Michael Jordan’s Lack Of Activism (Interview Audio)

npr-0010-1-_wide-2b9f72102a7976f8b5d3838d548456b3892a6850-s800-c85Kareem Abdul-Jabbar talks with NPR’s Michel Martin on Friday at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. NBA all-time leading scorer. Legendary center of the Los Angeles Lakers through the 1980s. But Kareem is also an actor (even co-starring with Bruce Lee), activist, and author. Since retiring from the game in 1989, he’s written several books, become a columnist for Time magazine, and continues to comment on issues of the day. He has since he was a college standout at UCLA. He has to…

“When something happens, it doesn’t matter if it’s convenient or not — if it’s time to speak up, you have to speak up. You can’t be afraid.”
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Good stuff. But what has the Interwebs abuzz… When he calls out arguably the greatest b-baller ever, Michael Jordan, for NOT speaking up. Hear the interview below.

NPR SPORTS: KAREEM ABDUL-JABBAR SPEAKING ON MICHAEL JORDAN, LEBRON JAMES AND MORE

‘The Daily Show’ Host Trevor Noah Makes Fun Of His Very Serious Emergency Room Experience (Video)

So, the host of Comedy Central’s The Daily Show, Trevor Noah, had to have an emergency appendectomy just days ago. See his comical recount of what was a f#cked up emergency room experience. Besides the ‘waiting room’ shot, this was my fav quip from the above clip: Asked for more info to fill out endless forms while in excruciating (near blackout) pain, Trevor responds,

“What more information do you need, other than the fact that I’m dying?”

Ever a political hot topic in the U.S., many always bring up the fact the MANY nations abroad provide free/better healthcare than America’s. But you may have wondered if folks from other countries say U.S. healthcare is better somehow. Well, let’s hear from someone who has now experienced both.

Play the clip. Laugh through the pain. Welcome back, Noah. Get better soon.

@ojones1

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Trying To ‘Stay Melo’ In New York: Speaking On The State Of The Knicks and The NY State Of Mind (Video)

“New York is the greatest city on the planet, I think. But you’re not a New Yorker if you don’t wake up some days and be like ‘man, f#ck this place.’”

Toto Melo, we’re not in Kansas Cuba Puerto Rico anymore. We’re back in the NYC for this ep; and we may as well get used to it…

In the third episode of Stay Melo we stick around New York City and hit Melo’s personal gym at Terminal 23 to see him get ready for the season with former teammate Iman Shumpert. Then we head to Red Hook, Brooklyn to track down Melo’s childhood home and visit the studio of street artist Swoon. Along the way Melo dishes on his relationship with New York and struggles with the media.

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Art & Music: The “787 Graffiti Ball” Visually Captured By Atlanta’s ‘Hometown Heroes’ (Video)

One thing about Atlanta is the range of events that happen here.  Whether it is a Hip Hop Show, EDM or the Ballet & Symphony. Or it could be a Falcons, Hawks, Braves game or NASCAR event.  Besides those well known events you have cool niche events like BonFire ATL, Elevated ATL and 787 Graffiti Ball.  The 787 Graffiti Ball recently went down here in Atlanta at 787 Windsor St.  An event where the first 250 people who RSVP’d got a free spray can for the event.

What is Graffiti Ball ? Well it is a night dedicated to the art of Scribbling, Scratching, and Defacing.  Not only is it a chance for the everyday person to do some graffiti without having to look over their shoulders for cops.  Some of the biggest and emerging aerosol artists are brought together ranging from NYC, Miami, and of course here in Atlanta.  One of the well known ATL artists represented was DR. DAX whose amazing work can be seen all around Atlanta.  This video recap was shot by HomeTown Heroes make sure you check out their site hometownheroesatl.com

-ArtByOdell Twitter/SoundCloud

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Carmelo Anthony Goes To Puerto Rico, To ‘Stay Melo’ In The Hood To Do Some Good And More (Video)

New Stay Melo ep on VICE Sports for y’all. Last one was about Cuba. This time it’s Puerto Rico.

Carmelo Anthony recognizes, like most looking outside in, that Puerto Rico is currently in economic decline. But to Melo it’s a place of family, opportunity and a growing sports culture. He goes to chill (Melo out, if you will) but also to do some goodwill and good work. Spent a few days training with a group of fellow Knicks, seeing the stadium that will house his Puerto Rico FC NASL team, riding out to La Perla (one of Puerto Rico’s most notorious hoods), hanging out with reggaeton legend Tempo (home after a 12 year prison bid) at one of the b-ball courts Melo has refurbished for the community and more stuff.

Sure, ballers are in the League…balling. But with all that wealth, if you aren’t doing something…you got nothing! Just saying. Now, watch and listen as Melo does something; and shares and wrestles with his vision for what he’d like to accomplish in PR.

PREVIOUS: CARMELO ANTHONY GOES TO CUBA

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Japanese Sword Master Isao Machii Slices Through A 100-MPH Fastball (Video)

Above: Poised and ready to strike is Guinness World Record-holder Isao Machii, a master of Laido (a Japanese sword-based martial art). The latest demonstration of craft mastery from this “modern-day samurai”… oh… just cutting a baseball, flying at him at 100 mph, in half while standing about 30 feet away from where it was fired. That’s all. You do know that a baseball mound is over twice that far from a major league batter at home plate, right?

Watch reeeeallly close in the clip above. The slice so deadly precise happens in the blink of an eye!

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Hopsin – “No Words” (Prod. By Don Cunana) [Video]

Hahahahaaa!!!! Nothing better than a bit of biting satire to kick today in its azz! In this case, to kick folks putting out that bullsh!t (as well as those that believe what they do is cool) dead in their azz… For all those weirdos (as Stro might call them – “Skrrr”), there are “No Words.” Hopsin (er… ‘Hash Brown’ …is here to say so, to laugh AT them (not ‘with’ them); and he will get a laugh out of you, too.

Thing about it though: You know Hop is telling the truth here.

You can get this hot ‘Hash Brown’ banger (on the low…make it your secret shame…HA!) by grabbing a copy of Hopsin’s album “Pound Syndrome” (out on iTunes now).

HOPSIN – POUND SYNDROME (ALBUM)

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Carmelo Anthony Goes To Cuba To Cover Soccer, Soak In The Culture and Scoop Some Cigars (Video)

Very dope. And the time is right. Soccer (e.g. football, futbol) being the world sport it is, America being a leading sports nation, and Melo being a leading sportsman from America…

Throughout the NBA off-season VICE Sports and Carmelo Anthony are exploring street sport cultures around the world. In our premiere episode, Melo travels to Cuba to explore the rise of soccer in a nation synonymous with baseball, ride a 1950s drop top in the rain, and grab some fresh rolled Cuban cigars along the way.

Carmelo was a good choice for a correspondent, too. This VICE Sports piece felt more like interesting leisure than intense learning; enriching experience captured on video either way.

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Yasiin Bey Versus… Any Emcee? (Video)

No doubt you’ve heard (and seen) the shots let off in the video of Yasiin Bey (the artist formerly known as Mos Def) declaring on camera that no one can test or best him, Black Thought or King Los in a rhyme fight… that anyone who thought different could meet and settle the beef for big charity dollars and bragging rights. You heard about that, right? Well if you didn’t, you can play the embedded video above.

Raw, right? Started thinking about who might step to? How about Lupe Fiasco?

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Hells yes! Lupe threw down the gauntlet like, “Once again…It’s ON!”

BUT… hold up… wait…

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