Samsung's Galaxy Note 5 should be an evolutionary upgrade
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Travis Scott raged a tad bit too hard yesterday
Travis Scott has made a name himself in a number of ways over the past couple years. One of those ways involves the viscous, emotion and drug-charged ballads he packs into his projects (see: Days Before Rodeo, or his Soundcloud), and the bangers he crafts for others, Jay Z, Kanye West, T.I. and French Montana among them.
Another way involves the manic, rave-like nature of his live show, which he appropriately (and fondly) refers to as “the Rodeo.” His energy is unmatched, and over the past year, he’s made it a point to assist the crowd’s (often physical) dismissal of a venue’s security detail, optioning for vaguely organized chaos as he runs through a medley of his high-powered records. This year’s Summer Jam was a rather high-profile episode of Scott’s antics, as the crowd overtook the VIP and Media section of the Festival stage, and Scott took it upon himself to publicly embarrass one of Hog 97′s photographers, halting his show to order the cameraman off the stage.
Yesterday, however, Scott’s will for rage got the best of him, and he was arrested following his Lollapalooza set, which was cut short after he implored the crowd to overrun security, and thousands of rowdy fans pushed forward towards the stage, resulting in several of them ending up on stage with Scott. According to an ABC report, Office of Emergency Management spokeswoman Melissa Stratton says Scott fled the scene after the chaotic end of his set, but he was later taken into custody.
Slowly but surely, Tour de Turtles takes off
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It isn’t Detox, but my my, what have we here
For over a decade, Dr. Dre has been teasing the release of an album called Detox, an LP pushed back so many times and anticipated so hotly, the word “detox” has become synonymous with almost mythical occurrences or occasions procrastinated on for so long, the odds of them happening are slim to none. From Jay Z to Akon, high-profile rappers and pop artists over the years have been linked to Dr. Dre’s follow-up to to the multi-platinum 2001, but an actual album hasn’t materialized.
That is, until now.
On Dre’s The Pharmacy show on Apple Music’s Beats Radio 1 Saturday evening, the richest man in Hip Hop admitted that he’d scrapped Detox in favor of a fresher album, one inspired by the energy he’s been surrounded with during the filming and promoting of Straight Outta Compton, the F. Gary Gray-directed N.W.A. biopic film hitting theaters in a fortnight. Compton: The Soundtrack, releasing on Friday. Dre was clear, this isn’t the soundtrack to the movie, but rather, the soundtrack to the city, that he’s crafted with some very important colleagues in mind, including Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Kendrick Lamar, and more. The exact caliber of collaborators most were looking forward to seeing on Detox.
Last week, Ice Cube hinted at the release during an interview on Power 99, but was wrong about the release date, initially thought to be this past Friday. The album will be officially released this Friday, exclusively on Apple Music, and you can check out the artwork above and the tracklist below.
Finally, Dr. Dre’s 3rd–and final–album.
2) Talk About It (feat. King Mez & Justus)
3) Genocide (feat. Kendrick Lamar, Marsha Ambrosius & Candice Pillay)
4) It’s All On Me (feat. Justus & BJ the Chicago Kid)
5) All In a Day’s Work (feat. Anderson Paak & Marsha Ambrosius)
6) Darkside/Gone (feat. King Mez, Marsha Ambrosius & Kendrick Lamar)
7) Loose Cannons (feat. Xzibit & COLD 187um)
8) Issues (feat. Ice Cube & Anderson Paak)
9) Deep Water (feat. Kendrick Lamar & Justus)
10) Jon Connor – One Shot One Kill (feat. Snoop Dogg)
11) The Game – Just Another Day (feat. Asia Bryant)
12) For the Love of Money (feat. Jill Scott & Jon Connor)
13) Satisfaction (feat. Snoop Dogg, Marsha Ambrosius & King Mez)
14) Animals (feat. Anderson Paak)
15) Medicine Man (feat. Eminem, Candice Pillay & Anderson Paak)
16) Talking To My Diary
Let the games…continue
The momentum Drake built off snubbing Meek Mill‘s attempt at dethroning him with a barrage of tweets and an ill-receieved diss track this week will carry seamlessly into this weekend, which marks Drake‘s 5th Annual OVO Fest, highlighted by a special Drake set tomorrow night at Molson Amphitheatre in Toronto, Canada.
However, the festivities have already begun, and during a pick-up game with LeBron James and other notable Drake affiliates, DJ Steph Floss captured Drake joshing about his near blemish-less run over the past 10 days, which include releasing the two Meek disses “Charged Up” and “Back to Back,” and two well-recieved loosies “Hotline Bling” and “Right Now,” to iTunes.
“I haven’t taken a loss all week.”
You can watch the clip here. In a “Charged Up” OVO t-shirt no less.
Moto G: Less weight, more power
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Canadian MC Shane Redway was recently killed in a car crash in Toronto. According to the Toronto Star, on Saturday (Aug. 1) around 4 a.m. a vehicle carrying Redway and two other individuals veered off the Highway 427 northbound ramp, hit a guardrail then burst into flames. Redway and another passenger were pronounced dead at the scene. A female passenger was taken to the hospital where she later succumbed to her injuries.
“Redway was known for being a passionate artist who was always striving for greatness, pushing the boundaries of always believing in your visions and dreams which led to the creation of the BLVD (The Belief Leading Visions & Dreams),” his management company Champ Managment said in a statement.
Fellow T Dot rapper Drake recently took to social media after hearing of the death and expressed his condolences. Posting a picture of the late rapper Drizzy typed, “Gone way too soon. Just saw this guy yesterday at Bounce. RIP Redway.”
Aubrey later followed up with another photo in remembrance of Redway along with the caption. “Should have told you yesterday I was proud of what we had both done for our city over these years and I didn’t cause there were too many chairs and too many people in the way. A lesson to anybody second guessing. Rest easy king.”
Canadian beat maker Wondagurl also took to social media to speak on the loss typing, “Lost my brother today. Life is crazy.”
RIP Shane Redway
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Challenger, Columbia wreckage goes on public display for 1st time
The space shuttle Challenger explodes shortly after lifting off from Kennedy Space Center on Jan. 28, 1986. All seven crew members died in the explosion, which was blamed on faulty o-rings in the shuttle's booster rockets. The space shuttle Challenger …
Challenger, Columbia wreckage on public display for 1st time
Challenger, Columbia wreckage on display for 1st time
Eminem’s past struggles with prescription pills are well documented, even by Em himself whose 2009 album was called Relapse followed by the LP Recovery in 2010. The rap god seems to have gotten himself together in recent years, but there was a time when things were taking a serious turn for the worst. Shady recently sat down with Men’s Journal for an interview that will appear in their September issue and recounted the times when he was at his in really bad shape.
“In 2009, I overdosed on pills, and I went into the hospital,” he told the magazine. “I was close to 230 pounds. I’m not sure how I got so big, but I have ideas. The coating on the Vicodin and the Valium I’d been taking for years leaves a hole in your stomach, so to avoid a stomachache, I was constantly eating—and eating badly.”
Luckily for Em, his story didn’t have a tragic ending there, and the Detroit MC was able to get back on the right track with a regimen of extreme cardio. “Seventeen miles a day on a treadmill,” he added. “I would get up in the morning, and before I went to the studio, I would run eight and a half miles in about an hour. Then I’d come home and run another eight and a half. I started getting OCD about the calories, making sure I burned 2,000 every day. In the end I got down to about 149 pounds.”
Em has kept up his physical activity to this day in hopes of never ballooning up to his former size. He has apparently also been training with Jet Li.