Washington Redskins star Josh Norman just reinvigorated a feud that appeared to have fizzled between he and Odell Beckham Jr. when both men stood down during their match-up in 2016. In a Bleacher Report interview that was released on Thursday, May 25, the Pro Bowl cornerback states that he regrets playing nice with the Giants wide receiver and promises that when they meet up this coming season, he’ll be bringing the kind of drama that fans will recall driving headlines when they met in 2015.
“Trust me when I tell you, it’s going to be bad blood this year,” Norman told the publication, before warning that he and newly signed safety D.J. Swearinger will be coming with a vengeance that he doesn’t believe Washington’s competitors will be able to overcome. “You think the NFC East didn’t like each other before? This year right here? There’s going to be a lot of fines and maybe some suspensions. I’m going to be honest with you: This s–t is going to get really ugly,” Norman said.
While Norman addresses the entire NFC East in the Q&A, with shots also directed towards Dez Bryant, he placed a majority of his focus on Beckham, who he says is not who he makes himself out to be. “He tries to be a tough guy. He tries to put on this persona which he’s not. Because he’s always going to have his head on a swivel. Always. Always when we play each other. He’s scary like that,” said Norman, before inferring that Beckham shrunk when he was bullied by Vikings corner Xavier Rhodes last year. “He does things that he normally wouldn’t do because of all the pressure and added hype that he has to put on his whole persona.”
“I hope I don’t catch him outside. Let’s just say that,” Norman would go on to say, giving a clear indication of just how personal the rivalry is to him.
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Bryson may be slick with the pen, but he’s also sick with the lens. After releasing his True To Self weeks early last night, Pen Griffey is the man behind the camera during this exotic photo shoot. Say cheese.
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Ugh, Nice Socks
As the senseless killings over sneakers continue to plague the community, Killa Kyleon is the latest victim of the violent hypebeasts across the nation. Be safe.
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From L.A. to his hometown of Houston, Kirko Bangz spreads culture of both on this G Funk banger. Parlay with the groove and bang it.
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Young Tiller is back.
Bryson Tiller surprises his fans by releasing his sophomore album True to Self a whole month early. Originally set to drop June 23, the 19-track set was quietly released on Thursday evening. Led by the single “Somethin Tells Me,” the follow-up to 2015’s Trapsoul finds Tiller flexing his vocal chops and MC skills on tracks like “Blowing Smoke,” “Self-Made,” and the Travis Scott-approved “Don’t Get Too High.”
“When you are being true to yourself, you are completely honest with what you feel, deeply value, and desire,” he said. “It also means communicating your feelings wholeheartedly both with yourself and others, allowing your truth to flow through you and into the world.”
In addition to releasing the album, Pen Griffey also debuted a video for the lead single “Somethin Tells Me,” in which he plays a photographer who shoots gorgeous models.
True to Self marks Tiller’s first album since his 2015 debut Trapsoul, which was certified platinum and spawned the Grammy-nominated single “Exchange.”
Stream True to Self below.
Rita Ora returns.
Five years after releasing her debut album Ora, the British superstar is back with her new single “Your Song,” an upbeat anthem about turning the page with optimism and love.
“Don’t wanna hear sad songs anymore,” she sings. “I only wanna hear love songs / I found my heart up in this place tonight / Don’t wanna sing mad songs anymore / Only wanna sing your song ’cause your song’s got me feeling like I’m in love.”
Recorded in London, “Your Song” was co-written by Ed Sheeran. “He’s fantastic. He’s really like a normal, down-to-earth guy,” Rita told E! News of her collaborator. “I’m just happy to be making tunes that I like and that I love.”
“Your Song” is already going viral, thanks to a partnership with Snapchat, which allows fans to sing along to her track while wearing sunglasses. Ora has been sharing supporter submissions on her Instagram page and even supermodel Bella Hadid is getting in on the fun.
After signing with Warner Music, the former Roc Nation signee is seemingly ready to drop the album that she’s been plotting for years. Back in 2015, she spoke with Rap-Up about the process.
“I’m approaching it like it’s my first record ’cause I haven’t necessarily released a worldwide record before,” she said. “It really presents the music I love as a fan of music, from my love of punk to hip-hop to R&B to soul.”
Lil Yachty gets in his feelings on his long-awaited debut album Teenage Emotions.
The 21-track project features Migos (“Peek a Boo”), Diplo (“Forever Young”), Sonyae Elise (“Momma”), and YG and Kamaiyah (“All Around Me”).
But the highly-anticipated project also features plenty of, well, Teenage Emotions. “[The album] caters to a teenager’s everyday lifestyle-heartbreak,” said Lil Boat. “Happiness, that vibe when you waking up in the morning getting dressed and you just wanna dance.”
Despite its happy vibes, Lil Yachty recently told Beats 1 that it wasn’t so pleasing to complete due to pressure.
“There was so much pressure in the beginning,” he said. “This is what I had to learn and I know I’ll be much smoother on my next album. When I made Lil Boat, my first mixtape, I didn’t have a drop date, a due date. I didn’t have critics rating it. I was just making it. And then when I finished it, I dropped it at my own smoothness, at my own pace…I didn’t even know I was gonna make an album like this. [Now], my only goal is to impress my fans.”
Looks like Lil Boat was able to sail past the pressure. Stream Teenage Emotions below.
DropTopWop rolls in with style.
Just days after Gucci Mane announced his newest project, the East Atlanta Santa releases his collaborative effort with Metro Boomin.
Marking exactly one year since his release from prison, the 10-track project arrives with guest appearances from Migos’ Offset (“Met Gala”), 2 Chainz and Young Dolph (“Both Eyes Closed”), and Rick Ross (“Loss for Words”).
Once the project drops, Gucci and Metro’s stock is up to go up. “I charge 50 a verse but after #Droptopwop come out I want a quarter million,” tweeted Guwop. “And I charge 40 a beat but after #droptopwop I want 100,” added Boomin.
Prior to this, Gucci hit the strip club with Young Dolph and Rozay in the music video for “Hurt a Ni**a Feelings.”
Up next, Guwop is teaming up with Renzel for an indie film and he’s releasing his Autobiography of Gucci Mane on Sept. 19.
Ride out with DropTopWop.
Playboy centerfold Dani Mathers body shamed a naked 70 year old woman.
Dani was charged with invasion of privacy and sentenced to 30 days of community service and 36 months of probation.
Then, Bethenny Frankel’s mom is slamming her in a new interview with “Life & Style”.
Plus, find out why Meghan Markle called The Wendy Williams Show before she started to date Prince Harry.
And, 50 Cent doesn’t want to be associated with his oldest son.
Wendy has the tea in Hot Topics.
G-Eazy wants to “Shake It Up.”
After dropping four new songs this week, Young Gerald delivers a fifth track with “Shake It Up,” a collaboration with E-40, MadeinTYO, and 24hrs.
Over a hard-hitting beat, the Bay Area spitter pulls no punches. “Young Gerald a bastard,” he raps. “This flow has been mastered / Could date a hundred years, fuck a million times, and still won’t get my password.”
“Shake It Up” falls right in line with the four other songs G-Eazy released this week. On Monday (May 22), he started this off with “Maximum,” including production from 9th Wonder.
Then, on Wednesday (May 24), in honor of his birthday, G-Eazy dropped three new cuts: “Get Mine” featuring Snoop Dogg, “Eyes Closed” with Johnny Yukon, and “Special Love” with Dakari.
G-Eazy’s next album, which is “99 percent done,” will be the follow-up to 2015’s When It’s Dark Out.