What in the fantastical tarnations is going on here? Yesterday, Fox 5 News Atlanta reported the attempted abduction of a 10-year old female who was walking home from shcool in Cobb County. But what has the rap Internet talking is the police sketch of the unknown black male who is the alleged perpetrator of the crime. Because the accused looks strikingly like T.I.
This has to be a preposterously ludicrous case of mistaken identification right? People on the World Wide Web immediately started seeing the resemblance with one Twitter user noting, “Looks like someone described their favorite rapper…not the kidnapper.” Others started to chime in.
Let’s just be real, the chances of T.I. attempting to kidnap a child are slim to not a chance in hell. It’s more than likely a case of someone who looks close to Mr. Harris. It’s not like we haven’t found rappers who have a doppelganger before. Besides, T.I. seems like too much of a family man to be outchea abducting children. But you have to admit, the resemblance (not the situation) is kinda hilarious.
The Kang is currently working on his 10th solo studio album The Dime Trap which is slated for release sometime in October.
Jay Z famously shunned Instagram on the track “Somewhereinamerica” off his album Magna Carta Holy Grail rapping, “I aint even into that/When I was talking Instagram, the last thing you wanted was your picture snapped.” But, finally, after years of being stubborn, Jigga finally joined IG. And like that, he was gone.
Last night, Hova finally got hip to the ‘Gram creating the account HovSince96. Shortly afterward he posted a single photo. A Throwback Thursday of sorts that shows him and Michael Jackson embracing at Summer Jam. He captioned the photo, “Happy Birthday to the King! This may be my first and last post.” Yesterday, of course was the birthday of the King of Pop, Michael Jackson who would have turned 57. A short time later, the rap mogul stayed true to his word 86ing the entire account.
So Sean was almost sucked in by the absolute greatness that is Instagram but was able to shake off his trance at the last minute only posting a single picture of homage. Jay needs to stop BSn and sign up for real because IG really is the shet, whether you are looking for plump onion booties or the next kid rapping sensation. There are dozens of rappers with entertaining accounts (lets face it, if you arent following Plies, why are you on IG?). Then sometimes people go way overboard. So we guess you have to take the good with the bad. Jay apparently prefers to leave it alone all together.
J. Cole closed out his Forest Hill Drive Tour in style last night, performing where it all started in his hometown Fayetteville, NC. The rapper has been on a continuous run since kicking off the third leg of the tour in mid-July and put up a proper finale adding Jay Z, Drake and Big Sean to the show.
Hov appeared to do “Public Service Announcement,” and Big Sean was brought out to tackle his hits “IDFWU,” and “Clique.” Drake later joined the fun and performed “Energy,” “Know Yourself,” and a new freestyle before going into his latest song “Back To Back.”
Cole has hit up 43 spots on the hugely successful international run. But, the tour hasn’t been without incident. Earlier this month, during a tour stop in New Jersey, two people were injured when a shooting occurred following the show at PNC Bank Arts Center. The two people who were struck by bullets were transported by Medevac helicopter to receive medical treatment at a nearby hospital. Quran Powell, a 27-year-old New Jersey native, was arrested days later and charged with the crime.
Then there’s the light-hearted iPhone to the face incident that occurred in San Diego. But last night, all was well and the stars were out.
Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones, 26, ranks as one of the top tier players at his position in the NFL. In the 2014 season, he re-wrote the teams record books when he raked in 1,593 receiving yards and a career-high 104 receptions. With one more year left on his original rookie contract, the Falcons most certainly took notice of his talents and rewarded him with a monumental 5 year deal for $71.25 Million, with $47.5 Million of it guaranteed.
Both parties had been negotiating a deal for quite some time but the talks stalled last week. During the weekend, the contract talks resumed and the deal was signed sealed and delivered.
I didn’t have any doubt in my mind that we were going to get it done,” Jones said. “Whether it was this year or next year, we were going to get a deal done. I want to be a Falcon for the rest of my career, and Mr. Blank let it be known that he wanted me here as well.
With new offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan in tow, and all-pro quarterback Matt Ryan behind center, the Falcons look to build on the success they’ve enjoyed in recent years with Jones presumably set to finish out his career in a Falcons uniform.
Remember when the Falcons gave Mike Vick a $100 Million contract? – Rocko Rathon (@Rocko_CNK)
Throughout the years, the VMAs had a few crazy highlights. For instance, remember that time Miley Cyrus twerked for Robin Thicke with her foam finger? That’s just an example of how they give it up at the VMAs. In honor of the infamous award show airing tonight, The Source has created this list of the craziest moments in VMA history. Check it out:
5. Beyonce confirms to the world that she’s knocked up.
Beyonce stole the show in the 2011 VMAs. She unbuttoned her sparkly jacket and rubbed her belly just as a pregnant woman would. The rumors were floating around, but we weren’t too sure because there has been “Beyonce is pregnant” rumors in the past. Plus, the way she still slayed outfits and performances, it was questionable.
San Diego’s raising star Follow Jo Joe is gearing up for his “A Follow Jo Joe EP” which will be coming out very soon. The heavy spitter has just released the first single off of this project. The title of this single is called “Baddie’ and it features another San Diego superstar that goes by the name Young Lyxx. This is a record that women are going to fall in love with. Listen now to find out why, by clicking the play button below!
Kanye West will revisit his 808s & Heartbreak next month when the rapper takes to the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles to perform his groundbreaking 2008 album. While West hasn’t formally announced the surprise concert, a listing for the September 25th show popped up on Ticketmaster (via Complex). A ticket pre-sale for the concert will take place on August 31st, with the general on-sale to follow on September 4th.
Details of the gig remain scarce, and the Hollywood Bowl’s calendar page has not yet been updated to reflect the one-off 808s & Heartbreak performance. Recorded soon after both the death of West’s mother Donda and the rapper’s broken engagement to his then-longtime girlfriend, the album relied heavily on Auto-Tune, cold synths and soul-bearing lyrics, a complete stylistic shift from West’s arena-rap LP Graduation the previous year.
Although 808s & Heartbreak didn’t receive the near-universal acclaim that usually greets each new West release, the album has grown in stature in ensuing years as artists like Drake, Future and the Weeknd continue to mine the LP’s innovative mix of hip-hop and chilly R&B.
While some 808s & Heartbreak tracks remain staples at West’s concerts seven years after its release – “Heartless,” “Say You Will,” “Coldest Winter” and, to a less frequent degree, “Love Lockdown” – most of the album’s cuts have vanished from West’s live repertoire. Opener “Welcome to Heartbreak” and “RoboCop” both haven’t been performed since 2009, while “Street Lights,” “Paranoid” and “Amazing” were each played live less than 10 times before getting axed. According to setlist.fm, 808s‘ “Bad News” has never even been performed live by West.