Chad Wheeler Released From Seahawks After Domestic Violence Arrest

The Seattle Seahawks released a statement today announcing that they’ve released offensive tackle Chad Wheeler from the team in the wake of his recent arrest. Wheeler was arrested on domestic assault charges Saturday morning on allegations of choking his girlfriend to the point she lost consciousness. 

Wheeler’s girlfriend told police that the NFL player wasn’t taking his medication for bipolar disorder in the days leading up to the gruesome attack. A call was made to police on the evening of Jan. 22 by Wheeler’s girlfriend who told police that she was trying to kill him after locking herself in the bathroom during a physical altercation. Police arrived to the scene with his girlfriend’s face covered in blood after having to force their way into the home. Continue reading

Verse Essential & Todd Sykes ft. Jukstapose – Second To None (Audio) Taken Off: Moment Of Clarity (Album/iTunes/Spotify)

New York-based emcee Verse Essential teams up with New York-based Jukstapose for their track SECOND TO NONE, taken off Oakland, California based Hip Hop producer Todd Sykes (R.I.P) & Verse Essential recent collaborative album MOMENT OF CLARITY

He was abused, robbed, and stamped on in his hometown of Jamaica, Queens when he was growing up, and nothing taught him self worth more than being devalued by his own.

‘Second To None’ is the first track from Verse Essential and producer Todd Sykes [R.I.P.] posthumous album ‘Moment Of Clarity’ featuring permanent collaborator, New Jersey/New York lyricist Jukstapose.

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Enny Bodies Biggie’s “Kick In The Door” Instrumental On “Ask About Me Freestyle”

South East London rapper and singer Enny is heating up. After dropping off the empowering “Peng Black Girls (Remix)” with Jorja Smith in December, she’s back with a freestyle over one of Hip-Hop’s most recognizable beats. 

“Ask About Me Freestyle” arrives packaged in a black-and-white video that serves more as a grungy lyric video than a full-on production, and as a result, Enny’s bars are on full display. She devours the “Kick in the Door” instrumental and flexes her lyrical chops, proving that the pen that crafted the empowering lyrics on “Peng Black Girls (Remix)” can also be wielded as a weapon.  Continue reading

Migos Unveil New “Culture 3” Trailer

Make no mistake — the rollout for Migos’ anticipated Culture III is underway. Not long after Quavo shared a promising teaser on Culture II’s three-year anniversary, the group have taken to Instagram to unveil a three-and-a-half-minute teaser trailer to the upcoming project. Off the bat, we get a glimpse at “the Compound,” where Offset, Takeoff, and Quavo holed up to focus entirely on the music.

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“We been having time to bond with each other and time to spend, because our solo careers been allowing us to do different things,” explains Quavo. “We got relationships, and we growing.” Offset explains that he understands the significance of the third album in a trilogy, and Takeoff reveals that they have had many sleepless nights putting in work in the studio. From there, we get a glimpse at one of the project’s more melodic cuts — as well as a hint at the possible thematic direction. Continue reading

Experts Predict Another Global Pandemic From ‘Disease X’ Could Be Coming

The COVID-19 pandemic has been affecting our daily lives for nearly a full year now, especially those of us in the United States. With the vaccine distribution ongoing and the Biden administration ramping up preventative measures to get the pandemic under control, news that another global health crisis may be right around the corner is not what many of us want to hear right now.

Mark Woolhouse, a professor of infectious disease epidemiology at the University of Edinburgh, has suggested another pandemic could be on the horizon caused by an unknown ‘Disease X.’ He admitted that in 2017, he and some colleagues asked the World Health Organization to add something called Disease X to its list of priority illnesses.  Continue reading