Ital Santos is never going to quite do something predictable and it will always have a point. Sometimes that point will simply be to amuse himself but if we’re being honest that’s what a real artist is. Fresh off his Reflections beat album, he returns to a practice not used since his Supremo album, but this time instead of pouring out his frustrations on DJ Premier selections, he waxes philosophical about modern romance on instrumentals from 9th Wonder’s Tutankhamen.
He tells the story of two single parents in the Inland Empire who meet each other and start dating despite not really being ready to be selfless enough to make such an arrangement work. Skin deep in every song is the implication that this new world of disloyalty, thirsty instagram shenanigans, and unlimited options through technology is ubiquitous, all too repeititive; the album’s thesis is that it’s hard to find real love in Babylon.
“You Single?” begins the courtship, “Chocolate Hearts and Roses” deepens it, culminating in “These Girls (Somebody Stop Me)” in which our protagonist finds himself drinking and contemplating new conquest and possibly starting the cycle all over again. Ital’s details about working class parents, the flippant humor about the painful idea that no one is really putting their true self out there, the fun made of the idea of something being “wrong” with single people that’s always to be discovered by their new lovers…all of it paints a relatable human picture that everyone always wonders about. Documents like this album will be there to answer folks’ from the future’s inevitable question, “what was dating in the 2000-teens?”
Enlisting his own raps and high-key lovely guest vocalist Eugene O’Neill, he rides the 9th Wonder bangers smoothly creating an EP that feels like one story and one piece. Don’t miss Ital’s take on what everyone is really talking about when they say they are talking about love.
On episode 4 of The Black Villains Podcast, we are joined by LaMotte, JJ & (some) Dax. They discuss Black Panther, the Florida Mass Shooting, Gun Laws and more. Make sure you drop some comments and let us know what you think.
Gaspar Yanga—often simply Yanga or Nyanga—was a leader of a slave rebellion in Mexico during the early period of Spanish colonial rule. Said to be of the Bran people and member of the royal family of Gabon, Yanga came to be the head of a band of revolting slaves near Veracruz around 1570. Escaping to the difficult terrain of the highlands, he and his people built a small maroon colony, or palenque. For more than 30 years it grew, partially surviving by capturing caravans bringing goods to Veracruz. However, in 1609 the Spanish colonial government decided to undertake a campaign itself to regain control of the territory. Read More »
Emmett Louis Till (July 25, 1941 – August 28, 1955) was an African-American boy who was murdered in Mississippi at the age of 14 after reportedly flirting with a white woman. Till was from Chicago, Illinois, visiting his relatives in Money, Mississippi, in the Mississippi Delta region, when he spoke to 21-year-old Carolyn Bryant, the married proprietor of a small grocery store there. Several nights later, Bryant’s husband Roy and his half-brother J. W. Milam went to Till’s great-uncle’s house. They took the boy away to a barn, where they beat him and gouged out one of his eyes, before shooting him through the head and disposing of his body in the Tallahatchie River, weighting it with a 70-pound (32 kg) cotton gin fan tied around his neck with barbed wire. Three days later, Till’s body was discovered and retrieved from the river.
The Milwaukee Bucks fired head coach Jason Kidd on Monday, the team announced.
Kidd told ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne that Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo called him about 15 minutes before Kidd was officially notified he’d been fired by the Bucks and offered to help save his job.
“He called me and said, ‘Coach, this isn’t right what they’re about to do, but (they) are gonna let you go,’ ” Kidd said.
Kidd says he told Antetokounmpo that “I had a feeling that was gonna take place.”
To which Antetokounmpo replied: “What can I do? I’ll call the owners, I’ll call my agent.”
Kidd said he told him, “There’s nothing you can do. All you can do is tell the truth. That’s it.”
Kidd said he thanked Antetokounmpo for his loyalty and that he was “thankful to be able to coach him and help him become the player he is today. And I know when our paths cross again, he’ll be much better.”
Kidd said he was officially informed he’d been fired about 15 minutes later when he met with general manager Jon Horst and team president Peter Feigin at a pizza restaurant.
Assistant Joe Prunty will coach the team Monday night against the Phoenix Suns. He will be named interim coach, sources told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
All eight shoes from the adidas Dragon Ball Z collection have been revealed; they will begin releasing in August featuring iconic match-ups between protagonists and antagonists of the Dragon Ball franchise. It starts in August with Son Goku and Frieza/Freeza from the “Freeza Saga” represented by the adidas ZX 500 RM and the Yung-1. September will feature Son Gohan and Cell from the “Cell and the Androids Saga” with the new adidas Deerupt and the Prophere. It continues in November with Vegeta and Majin Buu from the “Majin Buu Saga” represented by the Ultra Tech and the Kamanda. As of this report, the collection concludes in December with Shenlong and Super Shenlong (alternately spelled “Shenron”) and the upcoming EQT Mid ADV. We would guess December is based on “The Secret of the Dragon Balls.”
The entire selection of footwear highlights adidas’ newer footwear models that are set to debut throughout 2018. The obvious lack of BOOST footwear models might be alarming, but adidas is attempting to bring energy around fresh silhouettes in an effort to broaden consumer interest beyond the predictable NMD route. Additionally, The Yeezy Mafia reveals that each shoe release will come with an action figure of the corresponding character.
There are rumors that characters Mr. Popo, Yajirobe, Tenshinhan and Mr. Satan will also be getting their own silhouette, which suggests that the adidas Dragon Ball Z collection may extend beyond the eight shoes seen here.
See all eight adidas Dragon Ball Z shoes below and stay tuned for the latest updates regarding this major Fall 2018 collaboration.
Super Troopers returns with part 2 of the Comedy movie Starring Emmanuelle Chriqui, Rob Lowe releasing on April 20, 2018. When a border dispute arises between the U.S. and Canada, the Super Troopers are tasked with establishing a Highway Patrol station in the disputed area.
Drake just surprised the world with a new EP titled Scary Hours.
Drake put out the product on extremely short notice, revealing late last night, the Extended Play would come out at midnight. The brief project only features two songs, “God’s Plan” and “Diplomatic Immunity,” and the both of them bang.