New Music: The Game feat. Jason Derulo – ‘Baby You’

In the midst of his ongoing Meek Mill feud, The Game makes love not war on the Jason Derulo-assisted “Baby You,” a cut off his upcoming album 1992.

Over an old school R&B instrumental, the Compton spitter opens up about his former fiancé, Tiffney Cambridge, and their VH1 reality TV series, “Marrying The Game.”

“You begged me to get on that show,” he raps. “I ain’t want it but you did / I’m a real ni**a, I did it for you / You don’t see Swizz and Alicia / Kim K and Kanye / Arguing all the time / It’s just you / I begged you to marry me / Half a million dollars out my safe down the drain, but f**k it.”

Although he promised that 1992 would have “#NoFeatures,” “Baby You” includes vocals from Jason Derulo, who handles the hook and the song’s third verse. Jeremih also appeared on “All Eyez,” the album’s bonus cut and lead single.

Game is currently on his “1992 Block Wars Tour,” which is headed to Europe next month. Recently, he revealed the overseas dates, running from November through December.

1992 is set to drop Oct. 14.

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Freddie Gibbs Holds His Daughter After Being Cleared of Rape Charges

After months of battling rape charges, Freddie Gibbs has been acquitted. Gibbs was taken into custody before a show in France back in early June. The warrant for his arrest demanded that he was extradited to Austria, where he was in custody battling the charges against him. Manager Ben Lambert made a statement via Instagram, “The truth has come to light. Freddie has been acquitted of the false accusations. He’s coming home a free man. Thank you to everyone who has been by our side these past four months, sending us good vibes, praying for us. Thank God. To new beginnings.”

Freddie posted a picture today on Instagram holding his beautiful baby girl, and captioned it, “New beginnings.” The rapper seems extremely happy to be home, and we look forward to new music from him.

Check out the gallery above.

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Shawty Lo's Casket Brought to Blue Flame Strip Clip in Hearse

After rapper Shawty Lo’s sudden death on [September 21] in a fatal car accident, fans everywhere have been in shock. This weekend the funeral for the rapper will be held in Atlanta at noon Saturday at Jackson Memorial Baptist Church, 534 Fairburn Road N.W., following this evening’s viewing. It’s going on until nine p.m. at Mount Carmel Baptist Church, 2755 Campbellton Rd SW, and the farewells are open to the public.

Last night the hearse of Shawty Lo was taken one last time to the Atlanta strip club Blue Flame Lounge before he is to be laid to rest. You can see many surrounding his hearse including model Katt Stacks.

Check out the clip above, and R.I.P Shawty Lo.

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Marvel's New Black Superhero Wears Bulletproof Hoodie for Trayvon Martin

Marvel Comics’ first Black superhero to have his own comic book title, has become the first Black superhero to lead an on-screen Marvel production. Netflix brought the world something it’s never seen on Friday [September 30], with the release of “Marvel’s Luke Cage,” 44 years after the character made history through Marvel’s 1972 print publication. And followers of the series will note that some aspects of Cage’s identity have been modified to fit the times; namely, his bulletproof hoodie.

“It’s a nod to Trayvon, no question. Trayvon Martin and people like him. People like Jordan Davis, a kid who was shot because of the perception that he was a danger. When you’re a black man in a hoodie all of a sudden you’re a criminal,” series star, Mike Colter, told the Huffington Post. With recent backlash over the shootings of Black men by police, giving rise to protests from students in school and sports, as well as from visible figures in the worlds of politics and art and entertainment, the timing for Luke Cage’s story to be told, is as perfect as it’ll ever be. Colter recalls working on the filming a couple of years back, and even then seeing the conditions Black Americans faced at the hands of the law, as a sign that the time is right for pop culture to receive a superhero like Luke Cage.”When we were filming this, there were different things going on. Eric Garner, the policemen, were acquitted. No one was brought to justice. There was no handing out of any sentence,” he said. “There are a couple of other things that happened during the time we were filming. We were watching the news, and it was always someone being shot who was unarmed, and there is no justification for it. It’s mind-boggling.”

One only needs to revisit the context of the 1960’s, and themes covered by the original Luke Cage comic, to realize that Cage is still fighting the battles he was decades ago. As the story-line went back then, the character was a boy who survived the crime-ridden streets of Harlem and left his life as a gangster behind him, before being set up on a drug charge and thrown in prison. While behind bars, Cage consistently fell victim to the brutality of corrections officers, and eventually associates himself with a scientist who makes him his muse, until one failed experiment ultimately backfires, leading him to acquire his powers. Back then, Cage wore a headband, buttoned down shirt that exposed his chest, and a pair of jeans. The 2016 version is styled in such a way that brings Luke Cage’s story up to date with the era of Black Lives Matter.

“I can’t imagine anything a Black man would want to be more right now than bulletproof,” Colter says.

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Joakim Noah Takes Anti-War Stance, Skips Knicks West Point Dinner

Fans of the New York Knicks didn’t have to wait for their October 4 preseason opener to learn whether anyone from the team’s 18-man roster might enter the season prepared to stage a protest. Sources revealed on Friday [September 30] that the reason newly acquired center Joakim Noah was a no-show at a team dinner held at the United States Military Academy in West Point on Thursday, had to do with him having an anti-war stance.

“He has the utmost respect for the military members and cadets,” a representative for the 31-year old NBA veteran is reported as having told select members of the press. “He just doesn’t agree with war.”

Each of the Knicks’ other players were on hand for the event, where they interacted and ate with cadets, before taking in a motivational speech from one of the institution’s speakers. Upon learning that Noah’s absence had implications of political dissent, West Point’s administration released a statement that read, “We are disappointed and feel Mr. Noah’s choice of West Point to make a statement is inappropriate because of the great sacrifice that has originated from this institution over our Nation’s history.”

It isn’t the first time Noah has made his views on social issues public. He is noted as having been outspoken ever since his days as a student-athlete at the University of Florida. One day after his July signing with the Knicks, Noah shared his sentiment on gun violence, stating, “It’s just very sad what’s going on in this country. Not just the police brutality, that’s getting a lot of the headlines right now, but just kids killing kids, and kids having access to automatic rifles, and school shootings. … It’s just disappointing that these laws aren’t changing.”

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Trill Sammy Got His Chain Snatched By Rapper 'Lito Bandz' in North Carolina

Houston rapper Trill Sammy got his chain snatched by North Carolina rapper Lito Bandz, and the whole incident was caught on camera. Video posted online shows Sammy leaning down to talk to Lito at a concert in Greensboro, and before the Houston rapper knew it, his chain was snatched.

Lito addressed the situation on Twitter, telling Sammy, “It’s real beef now @TrillSammyy and you know why.” When a fan called the chain snatching a “b**** move,” Lito replied, “I’ll beat the s*** out that n**** right now and that’s on my set.”

Check out the footage up top.

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