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HHW Gaming: TDE Founder Anthony “Top Dawg” Tiffith Joins ReKTGlobal As An Investor 

TDE Founder Anthony “Top Dawg” Tiffith Joins ReKTGlobal As An Investor

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Esports is the wave, and everyone wants in, especially the Hip-Hop community. TDE founder  Anthony “Top Dawg” Tiffith is the latest big-name from the musical genre throw his hat into the growing form of sports competition.

Wednesday (Sept.23),  ReKTGlobal, the global esports, and business authority and parent company of pro esports organizations Rogue and London Royal Ravens announced Tiffith as its newest investor and will be joining the ownership team.

He will join other big names like EDM sensations Steve Aoki, Nicky Romero, acclaimed Latin music producer Tainy, Washington Football Team’s Landon Collins, Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert and tennis pro Taylor Fritz.

Speaking on joining ReKTGlobal, Tiffith said in a statement:

“Esports is a hot industry and one I’ve wanted to break into for a long time, but until now, never found the right partner to make it worth it. ReKTGlobal was that game-changer for me. Along with some of the most exciting teams in esports, ReKTGlobal’s vision, power, and hustle is undeniable, and I know we’ll do great things together to take over the hip-hop and esports world.”

Amish Shah, the co-founder of ReKTGlobal, added:

“Anthony is a trailblazer in the music industry and an incredible addition to the ReKTGlobal ownership team. He has a strong business acumen, a propensity for finding and grooming hip-hop’s biggest artists, and an understanding of how to balance artistic integrity, all while achieving massive commercial success. He even goes above and beyond for his community, like recently covering rent for over 300 L.A. families. That passion for both talent and community is something we really admire and respect, and we couldn’t be more honored to welcome him to the ReKTGlobal family as we continue to bridge the gap between the world of esports and entertainment.”
The announcement of Tiffith coming joining ReKTGlobal as an investor follows the company’s recent acquisition of New York-based Fearless Media.
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Westside Gunn To Retire From Rapping At The End Of The Year 

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Westside Gunn has enjoyed a productive 2020 that still bears the promise of his official Shady Records debut album, along with a mixtape release with his brother, Conway The Machine. However, fans of the Grisdela Records team are undoubtedly letting off a few “BOOMBOOMBOOMBOOMBOOMs” in honor of WSG as he reconfirmed that he’s retiring at the end of 2020.

“Only 3 more months left and I’m still at peace with my decision but this will be a dope 3 months I promise u that #FLYGOD,” Westside Gunn wrote via Twitter this past Monday (Sept. 21).

With his acclaimed third studio album Pray For Paris, 10th mixtape Flygod is an Awesome God II, and his major-label debut Who Made The Sunshine on the way, WSG can rest easily knowing he and his crew helped to tremendously elevate the culture. And it should also be assumed that Gunn is still slated to drop his highly-anticipated Gunnlib project with Madlib and a sequel to the Hall and Nash mixtape with Conway.

On top of the core members in Conway and Benny The Butcher continuing their grind with Daringer and Beat Butcha in tow, WSG has added talent to the roster with Armani Caesar, who just recently dropped her solid The Liz project, and Detroit spitter Boldy James joining the fold.

Salute to the Fly God himself.

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Sour Milk Karen Who Threw A Glass Bottle At A Black Woman Booked For Hate Crime 

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Last week the social media was aghast when video surfaced of a white woman hurling a glass bottle at a Black woman jogging and using a racist for no reason other than jogging while Black.

Needless to say the video sparked outrage and disgust and luckily for everyone the racist hooligan has been taken off the streets as CNN is reporting NYPD booked 53-year-old Lorena Delaguna for the hate crime she committed on last month in Queens, New York. Yesterday (September 22), Delaguna appeared in court to face charges of attempted assault in the second degree as a hate crime and aggravated harassment in the second degree.

The incident occurred this past August 17th in Woodside Queens when is accused of chasing an African-American woman who was out for a jog for at least a block. After yelling for the woman to “go back to Africa” and calling her the “N” word, Lorena proceeded to hurl a glass bottle at her which shattered and splashed some liquid on her.

The woman was not hurt and continued to jog, the New York Police Department said in a report last week about the incident.
CNN has reached out to Delaguna’s attorney for comment.
“Crimes like this, which are fueled by hate, are in a special category for a reason,” Katz said in the statement. “No one should have to endure being called a vile slur or being attacked simply because of the color of their skin, their religion, or who they love.”
Should Lorena Delaguna be convicted of the charges she’s been hit with she faces up to 7 years in prison.

Meanwhile the jogger who was subjected to that nasty racist incident was not hurt and continued to jog while living her best life.

We hope that potential prison bid was worth getting all that blatant racism off her chest.

Well That Was Fast: ‘Power Book II: Ghost’ Renewed By Starz For A 2nd Season 

Starz Renews 'Power Book II: Ghost' For A Second Season

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Power never ends. No, seriously, it doesn’t. Starz wasted no time in approving the Michael Rainey Jr.-led Power Book II: Ghost spinoff for a second season.

Deadline reports following the shows record-setting premiere, it was a no-brainer for Starz to bring Power Book II: Ghost back for a second season. The show serves as the first spinoff from executive producers Courtney A. Kemp and Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson in Power universe. In its premiere week, the show had an impressive 7.5 million viewership across multiple platforms, making it the most-watched show in the network’s history.

The show also broke records on the Starz app, which saw subscriber acquisition up 42%. The show broke records internationally as well. It was the top-performing series across Starz Playinternational and was number one in several markets, including the UK, France, Germany, Spain, and Brazil.

Speaking on the decision to renew the show for a second season, Christina Davis, President of Programming at Starz, stated:

“The success of Ghost right out of the gate is a tribute to the quality of Courtney’s storytelling, the strength of the Power franchise, and the loyalty of our incredible fans. What Courtney, Curtis, and their team have accomplished in creating the Power Universe is nothing short of extraordinary. It is a privilege to be able to continue the journey of Power with the audience, and we look forward to delving deeper into this world in exciting new ways for many seasons to come.”

The show’s creator, showrunner, and executive producer Courtney A. Kemp added:

“I am incredibly humbled by and grateful for the response from our Power fans — the best fans in the world, period,” “To have our fans return — and bring new viewers to the first spinoff in the Power Universe — is a dream come true. Back in 2012, 50, Mark [Canton] and I were warned that a premium series with leads of color would never work for a global audience. But we’ve proven everyone wrong — and thanks to Starzplay, we have fans in the UK, France, Mexico, Brazil, and beyond, all plugging into the Power Universe. In the second season, Tariq’s journey with the Tejada family will get even more complicated — and more dangerous — as he begins to understand the man he’s going to become.”

50 Cent, who also serves as an EP, chimed in:

“When I had the idea to create the Power Universe, I knew there were going to be many levels to its success, I am glad the fans agree. I am looking forward to releasing Power Book III: Raising Kanan and Power Book IV: Force soon.”

The show picks up immediately following the events that saw Power’s lead, James St. Patrick, aka Ghost, finally meet his maker at the hands of his son, Tariq. Ghost’s death sets off a chain of events that leads to the arrest of his ex-wife for his murder and follows Riq, and he balances school life and running a drug enterprise trying to get enough money to help his mother get out jail.

Power Book II: Ghost’s first season will be broken up into two parts with the midseason finale arriving on October 4, with the remaining five episodes airing later in the year.

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Dr. Dre’s Soon To Be Ex-Wife Accused Of Cashing Out His Bank Account 

Dr. Dre

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The divorce proceedings between Dr. Dre and his soon to be ex-wife are uncovering some serious dirt. She has apparently left a paper trail of pilfering from the piggy bank.

As spotted on TMZ Nicole Young’s reputation is now being put to the test. Last week the iconic producer’s attorney Larry Chatman provided proof that she had allegedly helped herself to a big bag to the tally of $353,571.85. According to a formal letter written by the lawyer she wrote herself a check from his Record One Studio’s bank account back in 2015. Even though she had been appointed as a trustee and signatory for the account he claims the transaction was not authorized and called the move embezzlement. Furthermore he demanded that she return the monies or that a formal suit would be filed against her.

This week Chatman put his foot on the pedal even further with a new accusation. He recently provided another processed check that was written out by her on September 9, 2020 to the amount of $31,457. And just like the aforementioned transaction she wrote it out to herself. Young’s lawyer is calling the accusations as frivolous. “This is a clear attempt to smear Nicole’s name.  As people are well aware, banks do not give out money to people who are not authorized to receive it” Bryan Freedman told TMZ. 

She previously accused the mogul of hiding assets from her and that he physically abused her. Dr. Dre has yet to comment on the matter.

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Cardi B Sued By Alleged Trump-Supporters Who Clashed With Hennessy Carolina on Jersey Beac 

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The group of alleged Trump-supporting beachgoers who were captured on video clashing with Hennessy Carolina and her girlfriend is now suing Cardi B for the incident.

According to Page Six, on Tuesday (Sept 22) the MAGA group filed a lawsuit against the “WAP” rapper for defamation of character after she reposted the video of the incident calling them “racists” court documents show. The suit, filed this week in Suffolk County Supreme Court, alleges that the group was the actual victim of the attack stating that Cardi’s sister, Hennessy Carolina, and her girlfriend, model Michelle Diaz, in fact, threatened and spit at Peter Caliendo, his wife Pauline Caliendo and Manuel Alarcon on Smith Point Beach on Sept. 6.

After the incident, Cardi B, whose real name is Belcalis Almanzar, shared the video of the altercation and wrote that Carolina and Diaz were being harassed by “Trump supporters” “all because they are an Afro/Hispanic gay couple,” a statement that the group states is not only untrue but also affecting their business.

“We are not racist. We are not homophobes. I am a Roman Catholic. I have no issues at all,” Peter Caliendo told reporters during a press conference. “Our reputation is ruined. My reputation is our life. It’s my name. I sell ambulances.”

The suit, which also names Carolina and Diaz as defendants, also alleges that the beachgoers were the victims after Carolina and Diaz verbally attacked them,  before defaming them by posting edited video and commentary about the altercation on social media, ABC 7 New York reported.

“These peaceful Suffolk County residents were quietly enjoying a Sunday at the Smith Point beach with their families, when rap celebrity Hennessy Carolina suddenly approached them, raging, spitting, insulting, assaulting, defaming and threatening them, all the while videotaping them because one of them wore a MAGA hat,” the plaintiffs’ attorney, John Ray, told the news outlet. “Then Hennessy, Cardi B and celebrity model Michelle Diaz deviously edited the videotape and published the edited version all over social media, across the world for all to see, and maliciously falsely labeled these residents and their families as ‘N…s’ and as racists.”

As of press time, Cardi B nor Hennesy have responded to the suit, we will keep you updated as this story develops.

Zurc x Tim Payso An Old Meets New Collab In “Hands” 

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Up and coming Tampa based artist Zurc teams up with Tim Payso for an old school meets new school groundbreaking single titled “Hands.”

Zurc, who first put pen to paper in May of this year, holds his own weight on the track and proves his innovative wordplay can turn heads and impress OG artists in the scene.

The duo’s quick-witted lyricism flows effortlessly over a mix of classic cadences and new found tones that is sure to have listeners head-nodding to the b-ball court or vibing in the club. Stream “Hands” above.

 

Stoney Kev – “Dopamine” 

Up and coming Connecticut based Hip Hop artist Stoney Kev releases new single titled “Dopamine“.  Make sure to also check out his latest album “The New World” and visit his website gemeneyeworld.com for more of his music.

The post Stoney Kev - "Dopamine" first appeared on UndergroundHipHopBlog.

Apple’s Worst-Kept Secret The iPhone 12 Will Have A “Mini” Model: Report 

Apple Reportedly Dropping iPhone 12 Mini

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Apple’s worst-kept secret, the iPhone 12, might come in a smaller size according to the latest rumors surrounding the forthcoming flagship smartphone.

TomsGuide reports that when Apple finally unveils the iPhone 12, one of the models will be significantly smaller than the rest. If this rumor pans out, Apple could drop its smallest iPhone yet with the iPhone 12 Mini. The rumored model will be the smaller model out of the four phone lineup, which is rumored to include the iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, and iPhone Pro Max.

The iPhone 12 Mini will be smaller than the previous iPhone SE model, BUT will reportedly feature a 5.4-inch display. The SE has a 4.7-inch display. Despite being smaller, it still will have a big price point and is rumored to fall in between the $699-$749 price range. According to TomsGuide, the cost of the phone is attributed to the 5G connectivity, which will be a first for the iPhone.

According to the report, all iPhone 12 models will feature a 5nm A14 Bionic processor, an OLED display, and 5G. Earlier rumors have already suggested the iPhone 12 Pro Max would feature a bigger camera sensor, sensor-shift stabilization, take some cues from the iPad Pro, and will have a compact bezel-less design.

Again, take these rumors with a grain of salt. We shall see what Apple has been cooking up their labs when they finally unveil the iPhone 12.

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