NBA YoungBoy Addresses Fans From Jail in Penned Message 

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While NBA Youngboy is behind bars under federal weapons charges, the Baton Rouge rapper has still been finding a way to keep in contact with the public in his absence. In Youngboy’s most recent message, the rapper confirms that he is expecting a child with his current girlfriend, Jazlyn Mychelle. Youngboy also discusses how he feels alone in the world in the penned message.

“I have a hard time paying attention i then gave and i then been there for people without having nobody to be there for me even with people i talk to now if they wasn’t waiting to receive or been giving something already they wouldn’t be here,” the message began.

“Im a man before anything i had to apologize to myself for not protecting my heart and allowing most of this to happen i read letters from my supporters and find joy inside and yes i said that right (my supporters) yall are not fans we scream F.A.N together (f*ck a n*gga) LOL but all jokes aside i ain’t got nothing against nobody i dont want no problem neither just stop speaking on me we don’t concern each other,” he contined.

“I really just want to be there when my daughter born i want to be in the same house as her while she grow up i never had that experience,” YoungBoy added. “Jaz im sorry (ma’ma) i promise im sorry for every time i said something to another woman for every time they ever gotten the chance to come around ill give you anything for you not to leave anything to have you when its all said and done.”

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Nicki Minaj Denies Rumors of Cocaine Use 

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No fanbase is happier than the Barbs right now. Female emcee, Nicki Minaj has returned from her hiatus and released her 2009 mixtape, Beam Me Up Scotty to streaming services. In addition, Nicki has also added three new songs onto the mixtape titled “Fractions,” “Crocodile Teeth,” and “Seeing Green” featuring Drake and Lil Wayne.

While everyone may be paying attention to the new YMCMB collab, Nicki Minaj took the time to address a rumor on her Instagram live, after social media users accused the New York rapper of taking cocaine due to her sniffling a few times on the live stream.

“If I ever did coke at any time in my life, I woulda been rapping about it,” Nicki stated. “That’s just never been my drug of choice. I do take Allegra every day and also I have to take Allegra now, sometimes twice a day. But if I was crying or if I was just blowing my nose, this is me. All day. Runny, sniffly, all the time.”

“In fact, I’ve only ever seen coke in bricks,” she added. “By the way, I have a lot of friends or acquaintances in the industry that actually do coke. I don’t judge them for it, but I’ve never tried it. Never wanted to. Never asked them to. Especially in the fashion world. That’s so common and normal.”

Nicki also added that if anyone wanted to know what drugs she has taken, to listen to her music. Check out the clip of her live stream here.

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New Music Releases From Hip Hop Faves Nicki Minaj & J Cole 

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There’s been a couple of different music releases since midnight. In less than 24 hours we’ve gotten new music from J Cole and Nicki Minaj. Here’s a quick breakdown.

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For the past two weeks J Cole has been getting us ready for the release of his new album “The Off Season” and it’s finally here!! The 12-song-project features artists like Cam’ron, Lil Baby, 21 Savage and more. From what we’ve heard it’s all fire.. It’s safe to say the real is back!

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But he’s not the only rapper with a solid return. Nicki Minaj had all of her Stans in a frenzy earlier this week, when she made a cryptic message hinting at a possible music drop on Friday.

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Of course the Barbz were right. After going on Instagram live at midnight, Nicki announced that she rereleased her 2009 mixtape “Beam Me Up Scotty” on streaming services. That’s not all. The rapper also added three new tracks to the original project. She also said she’s working on a new album. It’s a good time for music!

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Jaden Smith Is Opening A Vegan Restaurant For People Experiencing Homelessness 

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Jaden Smith is finding more ways to help out his community. The rapper recently announced he’s opening his first restaurant to provide homeless people with free vegan meals.

This isn’t he 22-year-old activist’s first time giving back. Since 2019, he has been helping feed communities with his I Love You food truck in the Los Angeles Skid Row area. Now he’s helping out in a bigger way. In an interview with Variety, Jaden explained that anyone can order from the eatery but if a customer is not homeless they’ll have to pay ‘more than the food’s worth so that you can pay for the person behind you. According to the actor, ‘It’s for homeless people to get free food.’

History of Giving Back

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Two Years ago, Smith and his company JUST Water put in a water filtration system in Flint, Michigan.

The 22-year-old also is head of 501CTHREE.org’s Water Box project. Their goal is to provide access to clean water to communities.

His website details the locations of four Water Boxes in Flint, where the main water system was contaminated with lead.

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In addition to this, Jaden has put a Water Box in New Jersey and New York.

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Cyber Attack Causes Colonial Pipeline Gas Shortages 

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Depending on where you live, you may have noticed gas shortages in your area. This is due to a ransomware cyberattack that forced a shutdown of the nation’s largest gasoline pipeline. Last Friday, hackers locked up Colonial pipeline’s computer systems and demanded a ransom to release them

In response, Colonial shutdown to prevent the malware from impacting its industrial control systems, although the hackers didn’t take control of the pipeline’s operations. According to the Georgia-based company, they’ve restarted, and gasoline deliveries are being made in all of its markets, but it will take “several days” to return to normal. They also said some areas may experience “intermittent service interruptions during this start-up period.”

Colonial Pipeline reports they’re making “substantial progress” in restoring full service. According to Associated Press , they have confirmed sources who say the company paid the criminals a ransom of nearly $5 million in cryptocurrency for the software decryption key required to unscramble their data network.

The ransom of 75 Bitcoins was paid Saturday, May 8. According to Tom Robinson, co-founder of the cryptocurrency-tracking firm Elliptic, this was a day after the Colonial’s corporate network was locked up. Prior to Robinson’s blog post, two people briefed on the case had confirmed the payment amount to the Associated Press

According to the Georgia-based company, they have restarted and gasoline deliveries are being made in all of its markets, but it will take “several days” to return to normal, and some areas may experience “intermittent service interruptions during this start-up period.”

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On The Rise: Unfoonk is YSL’s Resident Street Poet 

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After serving just over a decade behind bars, it’s likely that there are some changes one may encounter upon release with new technology and ways of life among the most common phenomena. Coming home to a kid brother who has catalyzed into one of the world’s biggest stars, however, is a rare one. But, such is the case for YSL’s Unfoonk. 

It was while serving his bid in 2017 that the Atlanta upstart got a call from Young Thug with news that he’d secured one of the top criminal defense attorneys in Atlanta to oversee his case. Within two years, the two brothers would be reunited, kicking off a calculated introduction to a promising new voice in the South. 

With the arrival of this year’s Slime Language 2 compilation, Unfoonk undoubtedly claimed a standout performance among the ranks of Young Stoner Life Records.

With all the makings of a bonafide street poet, Foonk communicates aching pain in melodic form and he’s taking his time to carefully curate a catalog that builds on a winning sound. 

For On The Rise, Unfoonk spoke with The Source about the whirlwind since his release, sound advice from his brother about artistry, and the stories he can’t wait to share with the world.

This interview has been edited fro brevity and clarity.

The Source: How would you say your life has changed since Slime Language 2 dropped?

Unfoonk: It’s definitely changed–for the better. People are starting to notice me and stuff. Everybody keeps telling me that I’m giving people who are locked up hope that they can get out. So, that’s definitely a good feeling. 

Was there somebody like that for you while you were locked up? Somebody who gave you that same hope? 

My brother. 

What are the most surreal moments have you had so far?

A lady walked up to me like, “Oh my god. Unfoonk can I take this picture with you. I gotta take this picture with you.” I’ve been having alot of moments like that.

You were into music prior to being incarcerated. Who were your early influences then?

Cash Money, No Limit, Outkast, Killer Mike, the Dungeon Family, Bone Crusher, T.I. People like them.

How has your sound evolved since then? What’s changed?

Time. I’m doing it with time. I’m giving the people what they want to hear, but I’m also speaking to the streets in my voice. I don’t use autotune. It’s just me. You hear me. I’m giving y’all all raw me. I’m speaking from my heart. I ain’t changing that.

What’s been the most exciting part about being on the YSL roster

I got my own sound. I get to make a lot of music. [Young Thug] lets me do me. He lets me experience this shit. He lets me experience life. He lets me make my own mistakes. He gon’ be right there to tell me, “You aint supposed to go that way.” But, he let us make our own decisions. That’s something I love about him. He ain’t gon hold us back. He ain’t gon’ do none of that. He wants to see everybody eat.

How would you describe the sound you’re cultivating now for someone who hasn’t heard it?

Raw. I got that raw sound. I ain’t using no autotune. I got a raspy voice so I sing with my voice and it comes out just perfect. Everybody loves it. 

You dropped a full length project, On The Way, in 2019. When can we expect the follow up?

Soon. I got an album dropping, My Struggle.

Who are you working with on the project?

I’m working with a lot of people. I got a lot of producers–AJ, Juvie, Turbo, Wheezy

What are the stories that you plan to tell on this project?

I’m trying to tell real life stories. I’m trying to tell a story that you going through; what I’m going through. I’m trying to make music for people like me, you. Other people that are going through real life situations. I’m trying to tell a story to them. A lot of pain.

Are there any techniques or other things that you’re learning more about to better yourself as an artist?

The other day my brother told me not to be scared to step outside that box. You have to try new things with your voice. You have to try new things in this industry. You got to try. I definitely have been doing that. It’s been fun doing that and I think they gon’ love it. 

Is there anyone that you did time with together who really helped you on your journey prior to being released that you’d like to speak on?

Shout out to all my brothers. I love yall. I pray y’all beat the odds. I pray y’all make it out them bars. Make it out that system. My nephew–I love you.  You on your way home regardless.

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SOURCE SPORTS: Former NBA Star Chris Webber And TNT Part Ways Ahead Of Playoffs 

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Chris Webber’s time at TNT appears to be over. Webber and TNT parted ways, the New York Post’s Andrew Marchand reported on Thursday night. Webber was not paired with Marv Albert for the first game of TNT’s doubleheader on Thursday. Instead, Reggie Miller served as the analyst.

TNT and Webber’s parting ways did not come as a surprise. Marchand says that the two sides hadn’t really had conversations about Webber’s future and that there was a sense TNT did not want the former NBA star back. It was also noted that Webber didn’t want to return either.

Webber had worked as a color commentator and occasional studio analyst at TNT since 2008. He joined the network shortly after the conclusion of his 15-season NBA career.  The timing of the separation seems weird because the NBA playoffs start next week. No word to who will be paired with Albert for the playoffs. Marchand believes Miller, Grant Hill, or even Jim Jackson could fill Webber’s roles.

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Rowdy Rebel and A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie Connect for “9 Bridge” 

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The reigning generation of New York rap superstars is continuing to go off. This time Rowdy Rebel and A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie have linked for their new single “9 Bridge.”

The feature from Rowdy continues an impressive run of appearances, following his appearance on “Solid” from the Slime Language 2 compilation album that came from the Young Stoner Life Records roster.

Back in March, A Boogie celebrated his Hoodie SZN album going double platinum, which featured the Michael Jackson sampled, “Look Back At It.” The track went on to receive a certification of 4x platinum.

You can hear the new release below.

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Migos Release “Straightenin” Single and Video 

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Culture 3 is loading. Migos are back to work and have released the new single and video for “Straightenin.”

The trio have teased the arrival of a new album through the early part of 2021 and the new release shows the trio still have their chemistry that turned them into superstars.

The video takes Quavo, Offset, and Takeoff back to the block, bringing some luxury whips with them. You can hear the new release below.

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21 Savage Releases ‘Spiral: From the Book of Saw’ Soundtrack 

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21 Savage has put his stamp on the SAW movie series, delivering the soundtrack for Spiral: From the Book of Saw.

With the film starring Chris Rock and Samuel L. Jackson hitting theaters today, the soundtrack arrives featuring Gunna, Young Thug, and Young Nudy.

The concise four-track effort brings in a dark aura to the songs, included with menacing sounds that are familiar in the Saw series.

You can hear the full effort below.

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