Kendrick Lamar Nabs Brooklyn Penthouse For Over $8M 

Global Citizen Festival, Central Park, New York, USA - 24 Sep 2016

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Kendrick Lamar is coming to Brooklyn. This time, as a resident with a new pricey penthouse acquisition in one of the borough’s most attractive neighborhoods.
According to reports, Kendrick Lamar is making a home in Brooklyn in a dazzling new penthouse on the waterfront of the borough. The Grammy Award winner is the latest resident of the Pierhouse at Brooklyn Bridge Park, a luxury condominium development at 90 Furman Street just blocks from the iconic bridge. The unit was reportedly purchased through a limited liability company entitled Dogg Pound Buildings for $8.6 million, and the deal to close was agreed upon earlier this month. The artist also owns properties in his native California.

The new condo is one of 106 units in the Pierhouse, which was built in 2015 and spans two buildings. The pied-à-terre Kendrick Lamar has purchased has four bedrooms throughout its three levels. The space also has a private rooftop with clear views of Brooklyn Bridge Park and the East River as part of the unit’s 2,000 square feet of outdoor space. Designed by Marvel Architects, the complex also allows residents to enjoy the amenities of the 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge, which includes access to the elite Bamford Wellness Spa chain.

Kendrick Lamar’s acquisition marks the end of a months-long search by the “Money Trees” rapper. It was first reported that he was touring the highly popular Brooklyn Heights neighborhood in August by the New York Post, which stated that he checked out the Quay Towers nearby and the Olympia condominium complex in the Dumbo area. He’s now part of a dazzling list of celebrities who have decided to make Brooklyn home including Zendaya, Matt Damon, along with Emily Blunt and John Krasinski, but he’s been a recurring fixture in the borough – he chose an intimate venue for a surprise pop-up show after his Barclays Center concert last year.

La Madrina: Sofia Vergara Gets All The Blood On Her Hands In Netflix’s ‘Griselda’ Trailer 

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A few months ago we got a sneak peak of Sofia Vergara as the infamous drug lord Griselda Blanco in Netflix’s upcoming series Griselda, and today we get our first full trailer for the highly-anticipated series.

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Based on the real-life of the 70’s cocaine Queenpin who ruled the drug game with an iron fist, Griselda showcases the rise to power of the woman who knew she had to go the extra mile to get respect in a drug game dominated by men who felt women belonged in the kitchen. Through sheer violence and determination, Griselda Blanco not only got the attention and respect of her fellow drug moving peers, but also that of the U.S. Government who worked overtime to take down her empire.

Eventually known as “The Godmother” and “Black Widow,” Blanco ultimately became the Queen of the Hill as she was known to take no shorts and wasn’t scared to make an example of rivals, allies and even lovers (they called her the Black Widow for a reason). Filled with violence, bloodshed, and a lot of Spanish dialogue, the trailer for Griselda seems like the series is going to deliver on all levels.

Needless to say, we will be tuning in.

Check out the trailer for Griselda below and let us know if you’ll be tuning into Netflix when the series premiers on January 25 in the comment section.

HHW Gaming: Rockstar Games Reveals Date For First ‘GTA 6’ Trailer, Gamers React On X 

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Mark your calendars! Gamers are excited after Rockstar Games dropped the date for the first trailer for Grand Theft Auto 6.

After years of trending on social media for absolutely no reason at all, opening X and seeing GTA 6 in the top trending topics finally means something now.

While not saying much, Rockstar Games announced trailer 1 for what is easily the most highly anticipated game in the world, which will be arriving on December 5.

Proving just how popular this game is, just announcing the trailer’s release date sent social media into a tizzy.

“Fast forwarding to Tuesday,” Sony’s official X, formerly known as Twitter account, wrote.

The trailer will also arrive two days before The Game Awards, shutting down the theory that Geoff Keighley had GTA 6 as a big reveal during the show.

What We Know So Far Ahead of GTA 6 First Trailer Release

While we know when to expect the trailer, we still have no idea what this game will look like outside of the massive leak that showed footage from a pre-build.

Rumors also suggest that GTA 6 will see the game return to Vice City, which is Grand Theft Auto’s version of Miami, featuring a female protagonist as one-half of the playable characters for the first time, drawing inspiration from Bonnie and Clyde and one of the most extensive “evolving” maps in GTA history.

Like everyone else, we are excited to see what Rockstar Games has been taking its sweet time to build since GTA V, which has seen life on three console generations since its initial release in 2013 on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 console, making it one of, if not the most profitable pieces of media ever.

Until the day the trailer drops, you can see more reactions in the gallery below.

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T.I. Checks ATL Party Promoter For Using Fake Image of Himself Putting King Harris In A Headlock... 

T.I. Confronts ATL Promoter Over Disrespectful Party Flyer

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One thing T.I. is going to do is stand on family business.

The self-proclaimed “King of da South” was not happy to see a photoshopped image of himself putting his son, King Harris, in a headlock to promote an upcoming R&B Night party on Wednesday (Nov. 29) the duo was set to host.


Dawg, this story is so funny i had to pause several times becuase i was laughing too hard. My boy Tip aint goin for nun lmaooo #Fy #fyp #Storytime #StoryTeller #Atlanta #ATL #AtlantaClubs #AtlantaNightlife #TI #Tip #TIandKing #Eleven45 #PartyFlyer #StandOnBusiness #StandingOnBusiness #greenscreen

♬ original sound – Steven “Stevo” Dingle

Footage of the Atlanta rapper/actor/aspiring comedian checking the Atlanta promoter went viral on social media, and the “Big Sh*t Poppin” crafter was BIG MAD.

The image resulted from the heated verbal altercation between TIP and his son, King Harris, while at the Atlanta Falcons game last weekend, which led to numerous memes and people wondering about T.I. and his wife’s parenting skills or lack thereof.

“N***a you can talk to me. Until then, ain’t nothing going. Ain’t nobody getting nothing going, nothing,” T.I. said in the video. “Call who you need to call, do what you need to do. Ain’t nothing happening, no money, no beers, no partying, no sections, nothing. You put me and mine on the muthaf**kin flyer, n***a get me everything. And if you can’t, don’t play with me. I don’t know if y’all from here, but n***a don’t play with me in this city. It’s my muthaf**kin city. Don’t play with me in this city,”


SHUT IT DOWN! 😤 An #Atlanta club made a flyer using #TIP and his son #King family tussle and he wasn’t havin none of that! 😩😭 credit: @stevozone4_ #fyp #elleven45 #tipharris #familyhustle #povs #fullmoon #rodwave #kingofthesouth #filmtok #bandlab

♬ original sound – UPROXX Music – UPROXX Music

Cooler heads have prevailed, the flyer was updated, and T.I. hosted the party. He spoke on the altercation in a statement through a representative sent to XXL. 

“Let’s not miss the point with all the entertainment,” Tip said through a representative. “It was the principle that was important here. S/O to the club owners for doing what’s right. Family is Forever & Business is Business…Long Live OG Clay.”

We’re glad to hear that it was all settled.

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L’s On Deck: New Colorway Of The Travis Scott x Air Jordan 1 Low Expected To Drop In 2024 

Air Jordan 1 Travis Scott Low

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Earlier this year it was rumored that the Travis Scott x Air Jordan 1 collaborations would be coming to an end after 2023, but now the sneaker community has gotten word that 2024 will be seeing another highly anticipated installment into the “Cactus Jack” x Air Jordan 1 collection.

According to Hypebeast a new and spiffy colorway for the highly popular Travis Scott x Air Jordan 1 low is on the way and will feature a black and olive color scheme that will go beautifully with a pair of camouflage pants that New Yorkers are known to feature in their weekly fashion ensemble. Travis himself previewed this particular pair of sneaker months ago, but many assumed it was one of his many “Friends and Family” pairs that have never seen the light of day (we need those purple Air Jordan 4’s, Trav!!!).

Per Hypebeast:

An initial preview of the Travis Scott x Air Jordan 1 Low OG “Black Olive” has appeared, pointing to next year as a possible release period. Similarities can be drawn to the duo’s initial “Mocha” pair that stirred up the sneaker scene back in 2019. This time, the mocha brown has been swapped out for an olive finish that combines with a black base, a white lateral reverse Swoosh and an off-white midsole. Red branding elements are scattered throughout while the medial favors an olive Swoosh to complete the look.

At the time of writing, information surrounding the release of the Travis Scott x Air Jordan 1 Low OG “Black Olive” is very limited. However, reputable sneaker insider zSneakerHeadz has shared that the pair is currently expected to release during the fall of 2024. Stay tuned for updates as we expect it to be made available via Nike SNKRS and select retailers at some point next year.

Needless to say demand for these will be through the roof, but like the Travis Scott x Air Jordan 1 releases before these expect stock to be extremely limited with anywhere from 100,000 – 250,000 pairs being made available. With millions of sneakerheads foaming at the mouth for these, those kind of numbers really are just another a drop in the bucket.

Check out pics of the next “Cactus Jack” Air Jordan 1 lows below and let us know if you’ll be trying in vain to snatch a pair when they drop sometime next year.

You Care: Jeannie Mai Claps Back At Jeezy, Claims The Snowman Is A Cheater & It Will Cost Him 

Jeannie Mai Accuses Jeezy of Cheating In New Court Docs, Report

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Jeannie Mai is clapping back at her ex-husband Jeezy, even claiming the Snowman stepped out on their marriage.

TMZ exclusively reports that Jeannie Mai is finally responding to Jeezy’s divorce petition and is letting off some serious claims, insinuating that the rapper violated their prenuptial agreement.

Per TMZ:

According to legal docs, obtained by TMZ, Jeannie more than insinuates her estranged husband is guilty of infidelity. Her lawyer writes, “Wife reserves the right to amend this counterclaim to add other grounds for divorce, but which Wife does not wish to specify herein at this time in the hope this matter can be resolved without having to disclose such conduct publicly.”

But, it gets even more pointed … “Wife further shows that the Court should enforce Paragraph 8 of the Prenuptial Agreement regarding infidelity which provides, in pertinent part, that in the event that either party engages in sexual relations, an emotional relationship, or is emotionally or sexually suggestive in communication with a third party via all forms of electronic communications, including but not limited to texting, sexting, Facetiming, social media and/or Direct Messages, shall result in a significant financial penalty upon the adulterous party …”

In simple terms, Mai is definitely accusing the “Put On” rapper of cheating, and his pockets will be touched, but the docs do not go into detail in terms of revealing who Jeezy allegedly cheated on Mai with.

Jeannie Mai’s Claims Could Be A Response To Cheating Allegations Against Her

These latest claims come on the heels of reports that Jeannie Mai allegedly cheated on Jeezy with her with Access Hollywood host Mario Lopez. A source close to Mai called those claims BS, according to TMZ.

Jeezy has also put out there that Mai possibly cheated on him after dropping his latest project, I Might Forgive … But I Don’t Forget, which just so happens to feature a song titled “Don’t Cheat.”

There was also that interview with Nia Long where the rapper and actress talked about cheating.

Hmm, we shall see how this plays out.

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Boosie Badzazz Talks Lawsuit Against Rod Wave Over “Long Journey” 

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Boosie Badazz might be the first rapper to be told to “get over it” after someone blatantly stole his lyrics and hook for a song. After Rod Wave recorded and released the track “Long Journey” without giving Boosie any writing or publishing credit, the Lousiana rapper says he’s ready to get litigious with his younger peer.

In recent Instagram Live videos, Boosie Badazz explained that he and Rod Wave did try to work things out behind the scenes over the track “Long Journey,” which appears on Wave’s Nostalgia album. The track shares the same name as Boosie’s 2010 track and has the same chorus.

In one video, Boosie says he would’ve called off the suit for $200,000 and 25% in royalties going forward but Wave tried to talk Boosie down on the cost according to his account. Boosie also raised a fair point in saying that the use of the track and him speaking out from a legal standpoint made fans, quote, “choose sides.”

In another video, Boosie shares that he doesn’t own 100% of “Long Journey” but he does have songwriting and publishing credits on the track and just wants his fair share. The video below displays Boosie’s side of things.

The pushback from fans without law degrees is that they’re framing Boosie Badazz as trying to shake down Rod Wave for money he doesn’t deserve. Further, some are speculating that the label that put out Boosie’s “Long Journey” track might be pulling a fast one but that doesn’t explain if Wave and his producers actually cleared and paid for the use of the song and hook.

Check out some reactions from X, formerly known as Twitter, below.

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Red Lobster Lost $11M In Quarterly Profits Due To Endless Shrimp Promotion 

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Apparently, when Red Lobster promoted its Ultimate Endless Shrimp deal, the company had severely underestimated how much people love shrimp—and it cost the seafood restaurant a giant $11 million in quarterly operating losses.

According to the New York Times, Red Lobster’s “irresistible” all-you-can-eat shrimp promotion was a little too irresistible, so much so that the company was forced to raise the price to $25 from $20 after the popular promotion caused a drop in the restaurant chain’s third-quarter profit—which is generally the opposite of what a popular promotional offer is designed to do.

From the Times:

Thai Union Group, which owns a large stake in the chain, said in a third-quarter earnings call this month that the deal was in part to blame for an $11 million operating loss.

Red Lobster hoped the promotion would bolster traffic at its U.S. locations through fall and winter, when its restaurants tend to be the emptiest.

Ultimate Endless Shrimp had already been a Red Lobster “guest-favorite” staple for over 18 years. But the restaurant took it a step further this summer, offering the previously seasonal deal “all day, every day” instead of just on Mondays.

Obviously, Red Lobster learned nothing from that one episode of The Simpsons.

Ludovic Garnier, the chief financial officer of Thai Union Group, indicated that the corporation was taken completely by surprise by the fact that offering people an unlimited amount of seafood for $20 negatively affected the profits of a restaurant that primarily sells seafood. (*Googles educational credentials needed to become a chief financial advisor*)

“But something which was different from our expectations is the proportion of the people selecting this promotion was much higher compared to expectation,” Garnier told investors earlier this month.

As for the future of the way-too-generous promotion, Garnier indicated that the company hasn’t decided to do away with it completely.

“It’s one of the iconic promotions for Red Lobster, so we want to keep it on the menu,” he said. “But, of course, we need to be much more careful regarding what is the entry point and what is the price point.”

‘Book Of Hov’ Auction Has Fans Speculating A New Jay-Z Album Is On The Way 


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While Jay-Z hasn’t announced a new project his fans think one is on the way. They think a new auction item from The Book Of Hov exhibit is possibly alluding to a new album is coming soon.


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As spotted on TMZ, the popular exhibit chronicling the Rap legend’s career might be hinting at new music. People Magazine is reporting that Roc Nation has partnered with Christie’s as a way to raise funds for The Brooklyn Library. Going under the hammer will be a one of one case signed by JAY-Z. Inside are 14 library cards, 13 of which represent each of his albums and an accompanying bookmark. Next to the card that represents 4:44 (his last album released in 2017) is a blue card with no artwork.

While the British auction house describes this insert as a “14th blue library card commemorating The Book of HOV exhibition” the Hip-Hop community thinks this is a sly nod to a possible forthcoming project from JAY-Z. But when the Gayle King asked the “Dead Presidents” MC about it he made it clear it has to be purposeful. “I don’t want to just make a bunch of tunes” he explained. “That’s not going to serve me. It won’t feed me, first of all. I have to be saying something important. It has to mean something, you know? It has to mean something to a larger society.”

The auction is currently being hosted at until Tuesday, December 5. You can bid here. is 

Black Lives Matter Group Bats Away Trump Endorsement Claim

Donald Trump mug shot

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A Black Lives Matter group in Rhode Island swiftly debunked the claim by former President Donald Trump that they supported him via an alleged member.
On Wednesday (November 29), the Black Lives Matter Rhode Island Political Action Committee posted a statement via X, formerly known as Twitter in response to former President Donald Trump’s post on his Truth Social social media platform indicating the group endorsed him. In the process, it also distanced itself from someone who claimed to be a co-founder.

In that post, Trump praised Mark Fisher, a Black activist who recently appeared on a Fox News segment earlier in the month to throw his support behind the former president as a “great guy”, adding: “Very honored to have his and BLM’s support,” before reiterating a statement of how much he’s done for Black people since President Abraham Lincoln. Fisher first appeared on The Kim Iversen Show on YouTube, hosted by a personality who has expressed support for the insurrectionists of January 6th and is a COVID-19 vaccine skeptic. “I like Trump personally,” Fisher said at the time. “And I think right now who we have sitting in the Oval Office is just a deep disappointment. I deeply have disdain for him, and I really dislike the vice president as well.”

Black Lives Matter Rhode Island PAC, which Fisher claimed to be a founder of, sent out their rebuttal immediately. “In response to recent media coverage, we would like to clarify that Mark Fisher is not and has never been affiliated with our organization, the statement began. “The views expressed by Mr. Fisher in the referenced Fox News segment do not reflect the values or beliefs of BLM RH PAC.”

The PAC also offered further clarification in another post, saying that they are a different organization than Black Lives Matter Rhode Island. This was solidified by a further disavowal of the remarks made by Fisher by Gary Dantzler, the head of the group. “Mark Fisher stated he was one of the co-founders of BLM,” Dantzler said to the Providence Journal. “Absolutely not. He was a respected advocate for BLM. That’s it. And he was paid and somewhere he got fired and demoted.” He added that he was “really disgusted” by Fisher’s actions.