Professional clowns from around the country have begun attaching themselves to a movement that mirrors its name of Black Lives Matter. Clown Lives Matter was started on Facebook by Jordan Jones, who is otherwise known as Snuggles The Clown of Screamland Farms in Maryland. Jones created the page in hopes of disseminating a message that might restore the public’s trust and favor of clowns, in light of the recent hysteria generated by nation-wide encounters with clowns that have frightened some, and posed a threat to the safety of others.
“Everyone took this as a joke, but it’s really become serious now. I want all of these teenagers to know that It’s not a game anymore, you know? You’re ruining my job, and other actors around the world,” Jones recently told a news reporter. “The other day I went outside for a photo shoot, and people were driving by taking pictures and saying they were going to call the cops, because they profiled me as one of the clowns in the woods.”
Over the past week several attacks on clowns have been reported, including the recorded beat down of a clown with a bat, that went viral, and the murder of a 31-year-old New Jersey man who stood by a highway dressed as a clown. The attacks come after a wave of clown sighting reports that began when the public gained knowledge of an incident involving clowns attempting to lure children into the woods in South Carolina, in late August. Since then the sightings have sparked a social media fad, which at times has involved criminal acts, with the slashing of a 7-year-old boys arm in Michigan, and numerous chases having occurred.
Now, supporters and entertainers whose livelihoods depend on the perception of clowns as approachable, are coming together to bring positive attention back to clowns. Nikki Sinn of Tuscan, Arizona has organized a Clown Lives Matter peace walk that will take place on Saturday, October 15. “This is a peaceful walk to show clowns are not psycho killers,” the flier for the event promises, with Sinn reporting that at least 50 participants are expected, and will be strolling down 4th Avenue handing out balloon animals, flowers, and free hugs. As it turns out, the idea for a march has even begun to spread, with an FB event page now inviting the public to join a Clown Lives Matter march in Northern Jersey on the same day.
Miami artist Uncle Luke had a few choice words for Donald Trump’s comments about women and the Republican party. While Uncle Luke is known for his raunchy lyrics in rap, he doesn’t appreciate the party that’s bashed him for his use of language allowing their nominee to do the same. “Isn’t this the party that came after me the right wing conservative Republican Party… talking about we don’t wanna hear no we want some [pu**y]…I spent millions and millions of dollars dealing with this party?… I want my money back.”
Donald Trump is receiving major backlash after a video resurfaced of him talking in an extremely negative manner about women, and how he deals with them.
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Vince Staples gave fans a couple of serious topics to build on, on Saturday [October 8], with a Funkmaster Flex freestyle that showed shades of a different artist than the one those just hearing about him had come to associate with violence and misogyny, over the past week. Invoking Black Lives Matter in the process, Staples called out rappers who spit solely about gang banging and focus their lyrics on themselves. He would eventually digress to reminding listeners that he’s still got his Long Beach hood pass, and can throw down if need be; but not before meditating on some of the social ills that the community struggles to overcome.
“If my Black lives matter, motherf***er stop the killing/ If my Black lives matter, motherf***er stop snitching/ If my Black lives matter motherf***er start business in your hood, instead of letting f***ing Starbucks in it,” Staples spit, before getting a little more personal, and militant. “If my Black lives matter then respect all women/ If my Black lives matter don’t neglect our children/ If my Black lives matter, if the police take my s**t with a pistol, don’t march, go kill ’em.”
Staples became the focus of national headlines earlier this week, when a white suburban mother who professes to be raising her children with a Christian upbringing, went viral with a rant against his song “Norf Norf.” The women explained having come across the Summertime single while switching radio stations in her car with her 11-year-old, and almost being brought to tears upon reading the song’s lyrics. After discovering how many people had responded to the woman’s diatribe with criticism, Staples came to her defense with a tweet that acknowledged her right to feel the way that she does, stating: “This misunderstanding of our community leads to miscommunication which we should convert into a progressive dialogue.”
While Staples’ lyrics are known to get as raw as the streets can digest them, his catalog consists of a diverse range of content. He is also known for being involved with causes beyond the music, as can be attested to by beneficiaries of the Greater Long Beach YMCA Youth Institute program that he helped get off of the ground to teach kids career and business skills.
In the wake of the various police shootings and on going violence, Baltimore’s Ellis adds his two cents in his newest video. Put your money up and purchase his album, Ocean Grown here iTunes.
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The Game wants to know “What Your Life Like.”
After bombarding Meek Mill with disses, Chuck Taylor returns with an introspective track off his upcoming album 1992. Over a soulful instrumental, the Compton rapper reflects on his feud with 50 Cent, Dipset’s internal battle, and his background.
“What your life like?” he asks. “Mine’s ’bout getting money and bitches / ’64s and switches / Popping guns with my ni**as / What your life like? / Mine’s ’bout listening to Illmatic / In my grandmother’s attic tryin’ to spit above average / What your life like? / Mine’s ’bout shedding tears when Pac died.”
The song, which seems to have no direct connection to Beanie Sigel’s classic by the same name, is set to appear on 1992. So far, Game has already unleashed the Jason Derulo-assisted “Baby You” and “All Eyez” featuring Jeremih.
1992 is due Oct. 14. Listen to “What Your Life Like” below.
Murder Inc. reunites…at least for a photo.
While most know Murder Inc. as Ja Rule’s former record label, the name also once belonged to a short-lived supergroup formed by Ja, Jay Z, and DMX in 1999. The trio has since gone through ups and downs, but all seemed well on Friday (Oct. 7) when they reunited at Beyoncé’s final “Formation World Tour” at New Jersey’s MetLife Stadium.
Backstage, Rule, Hov, and X bonded. They laughed and appeared to share stories and rhymes while hanging out in a greenroom. It was a throwback to their days as Murder Inc. and other great times, like when they joined forces on the “Hard Knock Life Tour” in 1999. It brought back memories of their only collaborations, “Murdergram” and “It’s Murda.”
In fact, X is reciting lyrics to Jay’s verse off “It’s Murda” in a behind-the-scenes video that emerged from last night’s reunion. Despite that, however, the group never collaborated as a trio again.
In 2014, Rule York opened up about the tension that stopped the group from actually releasing an album.
“We couldn’t get X and Jay in the same room, from long ago, their storied  battle on the pool table, guns out [and] all of that,” he told MTV News. “We tried to deliver that [group] album. It was a situation where egos all just played a part in its demise.”
But egos seemed to be placed to the side on Friday when Ja, Jay, and X posed for photos together ahead of Queen Bey’s “Formation” finale. Lenny Santiago, Senior Vice President of Roc Nation, summed up the moment on Instagram.
“The Final day of the Formation World Tour was nothing short of Epic,” he wrote. “The Jay, X and Ja reunion.. Wow.”
Beyoncé goes out with a bang.
Capping off one of the year’s biggest worldwide treks, Queen Bey delivered a star-studded finale to her “Formation World Tour” on Friday (Oct. 7) at New Jersey’s MetLife Stadium.
Fans, including Frank Ocean, Hugh Jackman, Tyler Perry, Misty Copeland, and more, looked on all night as Beyoncé delivered show-stopping surprises, including appearances by Jay Z, Kendrick Lamar, and Serena Williams.
With a career-spanning set, Bey was joined by her husband during “Drunk in Love” for a warm, playful, and sexy duet, one that included a hug and a kiss at the end. Meanwhile, K-Dot came through for the fiery “Freedom” while splashing in the water-filled set. Serena also surprised fans, acting as a dancer for “Sorry” in real life, much like she does in the song’s video.
This wasn’t originally set to be the tour’s finale. However, Beyoncé was making up for postponing this stop last month. During the set, she paused to thank the crowd.
“I have so much energy because of you guys feeding it to me,” she explained. “I really wanted to make this show special…This is definitely my dream right here. I dreamt that I would be doing this and I’m actually doing it, and I could not be here without you and your support.”
But even before Beyoncé’s set, the surprises arrived. DMX and Ja Rule were among those in attendance and prior to the show, they were photographed alongside Jay and DJ Khaled. Sans Khaled, it was a throwback to the trio’s days as Murder Inc.
Once Khaled hit the stage, he brought more surprises with cameos from Ma$e, T.I., Ja Rule, August Alsina, Young M.A., Fetty Wap, Remy Ma, The LOX, and A Boogie.
First things first. B's boots are insanely dope. Lol. Next thing… Follow my snap: Kodaklens. Lol The Final day of the Formation World Tour was nothing short of Epic. The Jay, X and Ja reunion.. Wow. New artist like A Boogie & Young M. A. came through and blessed us. Not to mention Ma$e, DJ Mustard & Fetty Wop joined us for the 1st time as well and killed it. Thanks to The LOX too. This pic may seem random but the people in it are certainly not. It happened right before we exited MetLife stadium at 1am or something still on a high from the show. The artist in this pic like T.I., Remy and August came to several shows, held us down and performed just for the love. As did all the others. You can't buy that. The We The Best Team including Justin from Roc is in here as well who held Khaled down. DJ Nasty kept it together on the turntables even though we never followed the show script. Lol. Ivan for capturing the historic moments. Terrel & Smokes kept Khaled fresh to death. My brother, Jay, who we can't thank enough for standing on the side of the stage for every show and coached Khaled & I through the performances. He also took a pic with EVERY guest artist that came through. Lol. Applaud him for that. Steve Pamon, Melissa & Larry from Parkwood for making sure we were good!!!! Anyway, I'm not tryin to do any long dumb thank you speech. It's important for me to point out and thank those who work hard and deserve it. They often aren't acknowledged or applauded cause they're behind the scenes. Khaled, they said we couldn't do it. We showed them better than we could tell them. Kiko, I'm sick you not in this. I feel like I just came off a Michael Jackson tour. Lol. Beyonce is 1 of the greatest to ever do it.. Ever! Love you, B. Thanks!!! #TheFormationWorldTour #Beyonce #DJKhaled #WeTheBest #RocNation #Parkwood #Lemonade
Queen Bey may be done with the “Formation World Tour,” but there could be more music on the horizon. Mr. and Mrs. Carter are rumored to be releasing a joint project in the near future.
Batter up. Back with another “Fargo Fridays” release, Tory Lanez knocks it out of the park on “Blue Jay Season,” inspired by his hometown baseball team.
Produced by Play Picasso, Lee.T, and Tory himself, the Toronto crooner allows his voice to echo with Auto-Tune throughout the clip. “Like the Blue Jays,” he rhymes. “New Toronto, bitch, we ballin’ on your Blu-rays / I’ve been mobbin’ ’round the city for like two days / Stashin’ all this dirty money in a suitcase.”
But “Blue Jay Season” actually sounds like a blend of two songs. The first, a more uptempo cut, molds into the second, more mellow version of the track near the end.
The Blue Jays anthem follows “Radar,” the DJ SpinKing collaboration that dropped earlier this week, and “Bodmon Song,” the solo “Fargo Fridays” cut that arrived last week.
While he’s dropping a slew of new music, he’s also celebrating accomplishments. Earlier this week, Tory noted “Luv’s” continued success.
“My record #Luv just passed 75 million streams on Spotify,” he tweeted. “This is crazy .. Thank u.”
Solange has documented the creating process of her latest album, A Seat At The Table. While it is expected to debut at the top of the streaming charts, the R&B songstress releases archive footage from over the years leading up to its release. Grab a seat.
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Cop Til You Drop
Shopping with Sonny Digital sure seems fun. Ante up your weekly pay and hit the Atlanta Mall with Sonny, Key! and Black Boe for the latest visual off Sonny Digital’s G.O.A.T. EP. No window shopping please.
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