Vic Mensa Taps Into His African Roots For “Metaphysical”

Last year, Chicago rapper Vic Mensa dropped his single “Metaphysical,” a track that infused R&B with African beats and vocalizations. Mensa stays with that same energy for the visual, creating a noir aesthetic that features only himself and a handful of black women with indigenous face paintings and goddess-like headpieces. The song itself is about being connected to someone in ways that are impossible to express with words—a feeling that’s almost primal.

With this project, Mensa tapped into his African heritage, including partnering with artist Bianca Pastel for the creation of the single’s original artwork which was a nod to Fela Kuti’s Expensive S**t. “This is a song about desire,” Mensa wrote in a press release. “Admiration. Respect. Uncertainty. Surrender. Musically it’s African, tribal. My father is Ghanian so I’ve wanted to take it there for a long time. I got Stefan Ponce who did ‘Down On My Luck’ for me & Papi Beatz and just spoke my truth into song.” Continue reading

Megan Thee Stallion Mourns The Unexpected Death Of Her Mother

Last night, rapper Megan Thee Stallion was celebrating the release of her new single “Sex Talk,” a track that will be featured on her forthcoming sophomore effort, Fever. The Houston rapper was engaging with fans leading up to the release, retweeting messages and getting everyone hyped about her latest single.

However, today Megan shared some sad news on her Instagram page that her mother, Holly Thomas, passed away. Megan uploaded a photo of herself with her mother when she was just a child, writing, “The best mom in the whole world. The strongest woman on the planet. I can’t even put complete sentences together rn RIP mama.” Continue reading

Police Officer Found Not Guilty In Shooting Of 17-Year-Old Antwon Rose

The trial against East Pittsburgh Police Officer Michael Rosfield is over after a jury has found him not guilty on all charges for the shooting death of 17-year-old Antwon Rose, Jr. On June 19, 2018, there was a drive-by shooting around 8:30 p.m. Police say that the car described in the drive-by was similar to the vehicle they saw Rose and two of his friends occupying. Police also claim that they stopped the vehicle and noticed that there were bullet holes in it, so they ordered everyone out of the car.  Continue reading

Michael Rapaport Knocks Kodak Black: “You’re Not Even A Top Ten Mumble Rapper!”

Kodak Black has been catching heat from every which-way lately, as the rapper has made comments that have rubbed people the wrong way. His feud with Lil Wayne’s daughter Reginae Carter had New Orleans in an uproar, his comments about Young M.A got social media fired up, and his declaration that his rap status is comparable to Nas, Tupac, and Biggie had hip hop heads ready for that smoke.

Actor Michael Rapaport has developed a reputation for aggressively speaking his mind when it comes to pop culture, so when he caught wind of Kodak’s personal comparisons to the three iconic rappers, he couldn’t help but to hop on Instagram and let Kodak have it. “Kodak Wack…I mean, Kodak Black,” Rapaport begins. “The non-rapping rapper said that he should be looked at in the same category as Nas, Tupac, and Bigge.” Continue reading

Seven Lions’ Wife Emma Montalvo Launches EDM Fashion Line, “Front Of Housewife”

Seven Lions’s wife Emma Montalvo just dropped a new line of clothing and we’re 100% obsessing over it!

The collection primarily rocks the industry standard color — black. White accents and just a couple of pieces with natural, muted colors. Some of the pieces use the Seven Lions logo as a focal point, and the rest runs with a streetwear look and feel. There are even tastefully done tie dye options.

With plenty of styles for men and women, accessories including a backpack, dadhats, patches, a scarf, sticker pack and more — there’s something for any Seven Lions fan. Continue reading

Gorge Festival ‘End Of The Rainbow’ Postponed Indefinitely Due To “Unforeseen Complications”

A new festival at The Gorge in Washington, End Of The Rainbow, headlined by Bassnectar and promoted by Live Nation, has suddenly and inexplicably been indefinitely postponed.

According to Dance Music NW, Ticketmaster sent out an email today, Friday, March 22 announcing the cancellation. All online presence of the festival has been removed, including the official website and all social media.

The statement given from the email sent out to fans Friday afternoon:

“End Of The Rainbow event, planned for Friday, May 24th through Sunday, May 26th at the Gorge Amphitheatre, has been postponed indefinitely with an undetermined date. Your original tickets will not be honored for the new date if rescheduled. Continue reading