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Allen Iverson Speaks On Meeting Michael Jordan And Knowing The Notorious B.I.G. (Video)

Wow. A.I. knew Biggie like that. Got to think about that music project he was determined to drop at risk of torpedoing his pro ball career back in the day. Birds of a feather and such; wondering if he got a push, nod (or unh!) from Biggie if that rap career would have taken off.

(Okay, done thinking… NO WAY anybody gives up multiple MILLIONS for playing ball under contract for a ‘chance’ to make ‘some money’ in the rap game. NBA ‘bankshots’ paid WAY more than the ‘bank’ A.I. would have gotten as a rapper.

NBA legend Allen Iverson sits down with Complex’s Speedy Morman to drop gems on everything from his relationship with The Notorious B.I.G., to his conversation the first time he met Michael Jordan, to his iconic shooting sleeve, most memorable Kobe Bryant moment, opinion on the state of the NBA and more.
– Complex

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Free Nationals – “Beauty & Essex” feat. Daniel Caesar x Unknown Mortal Orchestra (Video)

You know the Free Nationals by association with Anderson .Paak. But you know that the rep has to be worthy apart from dude, otherwise, they would not be rocking together like that for you to know them. Savvy? Get it?

Whether or not you do, get this: We got ’em here for you to review. Check out “Beauty & Essex” (featuring Daniel Caesar and Unknown Mortal Orchestra).

Now let’s go ahead and put the video credits for this banger front and center. Because, don’t front, this visual presentation is so EPIC and out there… takes the song experience to another level. SALUTE!

Director: Scott Lazer
Producer: Darius Turbak
Production Company: Cloud Harvest Creations


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Jae Millz | Freestyles On Flex | Freestyle #114 (Video)

Okay. I saw the ‘heat’ in the comments for K-ShiNe’s freestyle for Flex that we just posted… Apparently, Jae Millz took that L. But even whisper the battlecat’s name and he’s back at you. Heavy bar talk with a double side serving of ‘petty’ for every hater. Ha!


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Jemele Hill Has Nothing But Love For ESPN (Video)

… Yeah, now that she is outta there, and cashing BIG checks!

I will admit to being in my feelings (not in the fun Drake way) about the drama ESPN was giving Jemele before her departure, but it looks like she is doing alright now. Better than alright.

Jemele Hill Talks Leaving ESPN, Mental Health, Lebron James + More
– Breakfast Club Power 105.1 FM


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Hugh Jackman Remembers Stan Lee As ‘A Creative Genius’ (Video)

Man. Marvel’s Stan Lee was the man. Coolest ‘old dude’ ever – neck and neck with Hugh Hefner. Both were forever young, even in their 90s. Rest In Peace to one of the greats. Let’s let ‘Wolverine’ speak on it.

‘The Front Runner’ star Hugh Jackman remembers thinking his portrayal of Wolverine would make him the center of attention on the red carpet at Comic-Con. That was until the paparazzi abandoned him for Stan Lee.
– The Late Show with Stephen Colbert


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Khalid – “Better” (Prod. By Charlie Handsome) [Video]

Dope Tiny Desk Concert performance in the rearview. New “Sun City” EP ahead. Khalid’s career already had a good look. Now it’s only getting “Better.”


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Nas – “Nasir: The Film” (Video)

Ohhhh. This presented like a documentary short about Nas (e.g. Nasir). And well, it is a short film – more so than a movie – starring Nas. It’s actually a survey of songs from “Nasir” brought to life via video in this unique way. Dope!


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Who Killed Tupac & Biggie? LAPD Detective Greg Kading Names Names! (Video)

Just in case the decades of foot-dragging and the much-hyped USA Network miniseries did not quench your thirst for knowledge on the Notorious B.I.G. & Tupac murders, VICE gets the scoop in ’10 Questions’ posed to the lead investigator. And he answers them directly!

Ever wondered who committed the murders of Tupac and Biggie? Greg Kading, the LAPD Detective who investigated the murders, claims he has the answers. With a theory that allegedly implicates Sean Combs and Suge Knight, Kading claims to have solved two of the most famous murders in US history.

A couple of things to keep in mind: (1) Kading’s investigation was directed toward clearing any blame regarding the LAPD’s role/coverup with respect to the murders of ‘Pac & BIG… (2) both the people Kading directly accused are dead #JustSaying

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Termanology – “Lonely At The Top” (Video)

Got your Tweet, Term. You haven’t let us down yet. Consider it done. Let’s give it an earnest listen fam. Rapping on a beat he produced. Cool.


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Jill Scott Puts Her Mic Where Her Mouth Is… Like WHOA! (Video)

Well, geeeYOTdam Jilly From Philly! Got them skills for reals #Oral

Like my imagination needed any help at all. And LOOK, she started with no hands and went into the Superhead ‘pepper grinder’ move #BothHands #YO


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Jamie Foxx Speaks On The California Wildfires And Share A Couple Of His ‘Wild’ Life Moments (Video)

Sure, Jamie Foxx is a big enough name to not have to drop others in convo. But if your stories include Prince and Whitney Houston… (names dropped)

Jamie Foxx shows off his impressions of LeBron James and Denzel Washington, dishes on a celebrity karaoke party he threw where Whitney Houston sang “I Will Always Love You” and reveals what it was like partying with Prince to ring in 1999.
– The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon


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Sade – “The Big Unknown” (Lyric Video)

Forever sexy with the vocals to match, Sade is lending sensual power to the “Widows” soundtrack with this single, “The Big Unknown.”

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R&B: Ro James – “Excuse Me” (Video)

Excuse me. You must be out yo’ mind, baby… You got me f**ked up!

Mm mm mm! Ain’t that the way love goes? Well, more like heartbreak and strife. All part of love and life though, right? Gotta give it to Ro. He gave us a hit with this one!


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Masta Ace x Marco Polo – “Kings” (Video)

Yessir! Marco Polo is good for a banger when linking up with a Golden Era great. And he’s put in work with Masta Ace before. They’re used to putting out quality. Like “Kings” – off their collabo “A Breukelen Story” project.


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R&B/Soul: Mahalia – “One Night Only” feat. Kojey Radical (Prod. By Swindle) [Video]

Hot! Steamy even.

R&B out the UK blown out so cooly by Mahalia in this “One Night Only” (hmmm, all a brotha needs). Check out the visuals for this heat rock off the “Seasons” EP.


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Sneaker Shopping With Draymond Green (Video)

Ballplayer goes sneaker shopping. Well, of course, they all do for work. But when their sneaker game is that WORK, it’s worth a Complex webisode… at least!

Warriors star Draymond Green goes Sneaker Shopping with Complex’s Joe La Puma at Stadium Goods in NYC and talks classic Jordans, Golden State teammates’ sneaker rivalries and debuting new footwear on-court.
– Complex

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KShine | Freestyles On Flex | Freestyle #113 (Video)

Battle Barz Bxtch!! KShine got ’em locked & loaded, and he lets them fly. Whoever and whatever can get it in the temple! Dead! Grab the body bags and… ZIP ‘EM UP!


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Politics: Hasan Minhaj On ‘Saudi Arabia’ (Video)

Wow! So this is what Hasan left Comedy Central to do. Flexing his woke muscles on stage on the world stage. There’s definitely an intentional ‘stand up’ feel to this show, but no joke. Dude is, and has always been, hella woke!

Hasan Minhaj tackles the reality of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman’s autocratic rule and, as a Muslim and an American, breaks down why the world should reassess its relationship with Saudi Arabia.
– Patriot Act


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Brian Tyree Henry Talks About Atlanta’s Biggest Moments (Video)

‘Paper Boi’ Brian will speak truths in this… hope they ain’t mad. They shouldn’t be. Truthful, but not malicious. Plus funny.


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Jim Acosta Speaks On His Confrontation With President Trump (Video)

Remember when the question kept coming up during Campaign 2016, “Does Donald Trump have the TEMPERAMENT to be President of the United States?” That part.

Answer… NO, he does not.

Even if he thinks reporters are asking unfair or disrespect questions, this is NOT how the leader of the free world should respond. Point. Blank. Period. That said, the reporters, Jim Acosta included, were just doing their jobs. Not as the ‘enemy’ but they are allies; necessary in keeping us informed about what The President and other officials are doing in our name. But don’t you worry about The President attacking members of the press. They can take care of themselves, especially on CNN.


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