Macklemore to Aid People in Recovery as Creative Director and Investor in CLEAN Cause 

Macklemore to Aid People in Recovery as Creative Director and Investor in CLEAN Cause

Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Ben Haggerty, better known as “Macklemore,” has been named as the Brand’s first Creative Director and celebrity investor by CLEAN Cause, an Austin-based sparkling Yerba Maté beverage brand.

CLEAN Cause, a beverage company on a mission to help people in recovery, has teamed up with Macklemore, who has long been an advocate for the power of recovery and has been open about his own experiences with substance misuse. CLEAN Cause, which is ranked second in the yerba maté category, distributes half of their net profits (or 5% of net revenues, whichever is bigger) to sober living scholarships.

Haggerty will serve as Creative Director and investor for the Brand, giving artistic direction on a new limited edition CLEAN Cause can, digital editorial content, and music and creative direction for the Brand. Macklemore and CLEAN Cause will run a number of campaigns over the next year, including a “Scan the Can” initiative that will provide consumers with exclusive content via a QR code on the product and POS.

“I chose to align with and endorse a Brand that is at the forefront of creating awareness for addiction and actively supporting the recovery community,” said Haggerty. “As Creative Director and a new investor of the already impactful brand, I am excited to combine my creative passions with a great product in an effort to save lives. Together, our goal is to inspire and educate individuals on addiction and support those who are in recovery.”

This important collaboration comes at a time when the COVID pandemic is having a direct impact on the drug overdose and addiction epidemic. According to the American Medical Association, overdose deaths have increased in every state in the United States. According to preliminary data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics, there were an estimated 100,306 drug overdose deaths in the United States during the 12-month period ending in April 2021, up 28.5 percent from the 78,056 deaths the year before. According to the new data, predicted opioid overdose deaths surged to 75,673 in the 12-month period ending in April 2021, up from 56,064 the previous year. Every day, more than 275 Americans die as a result of a drug overdose in the United States.

“We are grateful to be able to partner with one of the most iconic entertainers of our time who shares a similar passion to bring awareness and activism to the world on the epidemic of addiction,” says Wes Hurt, CEO, and Founder of CLEAN Cause. “As Creative Director, investor, and a person in recovery, Macklemore will bring fresh ideas and knowledge to our Brand to further spread awareness on the epidemic. While we both have different experiences with addiction, we are committed to fighting addiction. We’re just two men on a mission.”

You can learn more about CLEAN Cause here.

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SOURCE SPORTS: Antonio Brown Would Love to Play With Ravens’ Quarterback Lamar Jackson 

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Antonio Brown believes his NFL career isn’t over and he has a preferred destination in mind next. Brown appeared this week on the “I AM ATHLETE” podcast and was asked what NFL quarterback he wants to play with next and without hesitation, he mentioned Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson.

Jackson apparently watched that interview and seems intrigued with the idea of playing with Brown in Baltimore.

Brown is a free agent and has mentioned several NFL teams have already contacted him already. No word if the Ravens are one of those teams. Jackson already is currently playing with Brown’s cousin Hollywood Brown. Would the Ravens really consider a diva at the wide out position? We shall see.

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SOURCE SPORTS: New Orleans Saints Coach Sean Payton Steps Down 

New Orleans Saints Coach Sean Payton Steps Down

Sean Payton’s run as the head coach of the New Orleans Saints has come to a close. The iconic coach revealed that he is not retiring but has no desire to coach in 2022. The Saints now join the fray of franchises looking for their next coach.

Sean Payton still has three years remaining on his Saints contract. If he decided to coach for another team within that time period, the Saints and the new team would have to agree to trade compensation.

“I don’t know what’s next — and it kind of feels good,” Payton said, according to ESPN. “But, man, I felt like it was time. … But not with any regret. There’s some excitement, like, ‘All right, what’s next?'”

Payton had reportedly thought about leaving back in training camp. In making this decision in the past week, owner Gayle Benson, general manager Mickey Loomis, and team president Dennis Lauscha attempted to change his mind.

“It really is a bittersweet day. I feel like he deserves this,” said Benson. “I think we’re gonna do a great job in choosing another person that’s going to be able to lead us the way that Sean did.”

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2 Chains Reveal Cover For New Album ‘DOPE DON’T SELL ITSELF’ 

2 Chains Reveal Cover For New Album 'DOPE DON'T SELL ITSELF'

Last week, 2 Chainz announced that he’s dropping a new album and today, he made it official. Today, Chainz took it to social media to reveal the cover art for his forthcoming album DOPE DONT SELL ITSELF.

He posted his cover art with a heartfelt greeting on Twitter. Chainz said, “Hey guys ! How are you ? Today I would like to reveal the album cover for MY upcoming classic (#DOPEDONTSELLITSELF)! This is a reimagined image of my “ first bank account” I’m sure some of the hustlers can relate ! Hit link in bio for merch #DDSI”

DOPE DONT SELL ITSELF arrives February 4 via Def Jam. The rapper also released his latest single “Pop Music,” which features Moneybagg Yo and BeatKing. Watch 2 Chainz and his collaborators in the accompanying music video below.

Earlier this month, Tity Boi shared lead single “Million Dollars Worth of Game,” featuring Detroit rapper 42 Dugg. The new album will mark 2 Chainz’s first since 2020’s So Help Me God!

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Offset Hits Social Media to Preview New Music 

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One-third of the Migos gang, Offset, previewed new music on social media on Monday morning. It’s uncertain whether or not he’s dropping a project, but he teased fans with a video clip of new music.

The video shows Offset at a round table masked up gambling with racks. We don’t know if Offset is gearing up to drop a solo project or if this will be on a Migos album. What is clear is that some new music is on the way.

If this is a solo joint from Set, then this will follow up his Father of 4 album. If this is a Migos’ album, then this will be the follow-up from the 2021 Culture III album.

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Bow Wow Reacts to Social Media Meme 

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While the media and blogs haven’t had a great history with rapper Bow Wow, the self-proclaimed, King of 106 and Park chimes in on a new social media meme centered around his music.

Bow Wow became a trending topic yesterday evening following a meme that states, “Imagine a n*gga puts a gun to your head and tells you to name 3 ow wow songs.” Some fans put respect on the rapper’s name, while other fans questioned if they could beat the test.

“Damn I’m only 34 and y’all can’t name 3 of my songs, I’m bout to start telling ppl I’m 56,” the rapper joked on Twitter.

At just 13 years old, Bow Wow debuted in the early 2000s with his album “Beware of Dog” under So So Def Records. The 10 track project featured some of the rapper’s most notable hits such as “Bow Wow,” “Ghetto Girls,” and “Bounce With Me” featuring R&B girl group, Xscape. Besides being seen behind the mic, Bow Wow also gained prominence on the big screen starring in movies such as Like Mike, Roll Bounce, Lottery Ticket, and more. Currently, the rapper is gearing up to release what he says will be his final album.

Would you be able to name three Bow Wow songs in the given scenario? Check out the conversation below.

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NBA YoungBoy Ex-Girlfriend Tattoos His Name Inside Her Lip 

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NBA Young Boy has been in the media a lot lately. From his public back and forth with one of the mothers of his children, to his money spelling challenge, to the most recent release of his mixtape Colors, the 22-year-old proves he is the topic of discussion.

This time, the rapper is in the headlines after a photo of his ex-girlfriend Young Blue circulated the internet showing what was supposed to be in her close friends, a tattoo of the rapper’s government name inside of her bottom lip.

Once social media caught wind of the photo, Lil Blue took to her Instagram to address the hate. “It’s inside my lip. I don’t get why mfers I don’t even [know] have so much to say? I can do [what] I want. Who made you perfect?”

She then goes on to say she had deleted her close friends after someone leaked the photo from out of her story. “And CF is deleted yall b*tches gone stop screenshot[ing] sh*t sending to them damn blogs. Sh*t lame. If I wanted to be seen I would’ve put on my story,” she typed.

It’s safe to say Lil Blue, Asian Doll, and Omeretta all have something in common, would you get a tattoo of your ex or current boo? Check out the tattoo below.

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SOURCE SPORTS: 76ers Hoping to Tangle Ben Simmons for James Harden Trade Offer to the Nets This... 

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The Philadelphia 76ers are in no rush to trade Ben Simmons. The 76ers aren’t expected to move Simmons at the NBA trade deadline. Instead, the new plan includes making Simmons available to the Brooklyn Nets for James Harden according to Shams Charania and Sam Amick of The Athletic.

This trade offer would make a ton of sense for both teams depending on how this season ends for both sides. The 76ers wanted Harden before the Nets made a huge package deal with the Houston Rockets to get him. Harden did enjoy his time with former general manager Daryl Morey, who is the current general manager of the 76ers.

The theory around the league is Harden may be available in a trade this summer because he hasn’t signed an extension with the Nets.

Morey has spent the regular season looking all around the league for trades but hasn’t found one that fits his desire to pair Joel Embiid with another superstar. Simmons’ continued absence has emboldened other teams to stick to their lowball offers, leading to an impasse that increasingly looks like it’ll carry into the summer.

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Jeannie Mai Opens Up About Postpartum: ‘I Can’t Control My Crying’ 

Jeannie Mai Shows Postpartum Body Calls 4th Trimester the Hardest Yet

Jeannie Mai Jenkins, who is 43, wife of rapper Young Jeezy said she originally planned to hire a surrogate. Instead she decided to conceive naturally despite the warnings of high-risk.

In a post on Monday, the new mom revealed her struggles, saying her “fourth trimester is the hardest”.

“While being a new mom is the most exhilarating moment I have ever experienced in my life— nothing prepared me for postpartum. NOTHING. No book I’ve read, advice I’ve gotten, that could have compiled ALL the things I’d need just to sit, lay down, walk, or even hold our baby… The 4th trimester has been the hardest trimester yet, but I’m a happy, healing mom over here. #postpartum.”

Jeannie responded to a social media follower, saying her hormones are fluctuating all over the place:

“hormones… girl I can’t control my crying. Good news or bad news has me bawling. Then you see the dark hole you COULD crawl into, but you fight it by all means to avoid depression–it’s CRAZY.”

CLICK HERE to read her post

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Cardi B Brings Attention to Woman Who Died On Mysterious Bumble Date 

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Cardi B is demanding justice in the death of a Black woman in Connecticut who died in her home the day after she had a date with a White man.

The 29-year-old Bronx rapper tweeted to her 21.4 million Twitter followers that the media mishandled the facts while police have not questioned the White man as a suspect because of his race.

Cardi pointed out the fact that the White man, Matthew LaFountain 37, was not that much older than the Black woman, Lauren Smith-Fields, 23. Some insinuated, according to Cardi, that she was dating a middle-aged man or senior citizen for money.

Smith-Fields’ family has filed a lawsuit against the Bridgeport police. They’ve also started a GoFundMe page to petition the public to help finance a private investigator.

In the police report, according to People, Smith-Fields and LaFountain were drinking tequila at her apartment when she became ill and vomited. The pair then reportedly continued to drink. Smith-Fields then got a text and stepped outside of the apartment unit to get something from her brother.

When she returned, Smith-Fields reportedly went to the bathroom for several minutes. The police report added that LaFountain later told officers that, “he thought it was odd, but didn’t feel it was his place to say anything as he didn’t know her that well.”

LaFountain contacted the police the next morning when he discovered blood coming out of Smith-Fields’ right nostril and noticed that she wasn’t breathing.

The family and Cardi B are incensed that cops have not treated LaFountain as a suspect despite the fact that he was the last person to see her alive. Others on Twitter agreed with that sentiment.

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