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Boosie Badazz & Mo3 “One Of Them Days Again,” Lute “Life” & More | Daily Visuals 7.6.20 

While 2020 has been a struggle year for the entire globe (thanks Trump), Boosie Badazz was dealing with numerous controversies of his own before the Rona even hit and still the man lives his life without a care in the world.

Linking up with Mo3 for the visuals to “One Of Them Days Again,” Boosie enlists the thick talents of a young lady to rock her body to the beat while he and 3 display enough ice to keep global warming at bay in their area. That’s a lot of ice, b.

Dreamville’s Lute meanwhile is taking in today’s social-political environment and for his clip to “Life” showcases the growing unrest in the streets as protestors demand social justice for victims of police brutality and seek changes to the judicial system.

Check out the rest of today’s drops and some joints you might’ve missed over the weekend including work from Joey Trap, Ralo featuring Trouble, Derez Deshon and YFN Lucci, and more.

BOOSIE BADAZZ & MO3 – “ONE OF THEM DAYS AGAIN”

LUTE – “LIFE”

RALO FT. TROUBLE, DEREZ DESHON & YFN LUCCI – “NEED A CHANCE”

JOEY TRAP – “HOLY GHOST”

FAST CASH BOYZ & TAY KEITH – “TYPE SH*T”

YOUNG SUNNY BOY – “BLOW IT”

SNOWGOONS FT. EL DA SENSEI – “SHOW LOVE”

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms Tests Positive for COVID-19 

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The coronavirus pandemic is anything but a hoax. Today (July 6), Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms revealed that she has tested positive for COVID-19.

Mayor Bottoms took to Twitter to reveal her diagnosis. “COVID-19 has literally hit home,” she tweeted this evening. “I have had NO symptoms and have tested positive.”

Lance Bottoms has been in the thick of it, guiding Atlanta through the coronavirus pandemic and countless protests after the murder of George Floyd as well as Rayshard Brooks.

Soon after breaking the news, she was a guest on MSNBC and spoke about the ramifications of her predicament.

“This is startling for me because we’ve been so very careful,” Lance Bottoms, who said this was her third test, told host Joy Reid. “But certainly we are not immune and again this is just a lesson to everyone that you have to ever symptom seriously.”

Lance Bottoms will be quarantining, and working from her office, for the next two weeks. Unfortunately, Atlanta is not fairing well in the battle to flatten the COVID-19 curve. The Atlanta Journal Constituion reports that COVID case have been seeing a record surge in Georgia and Atlanta.

Unfortunately, antics like pool parties in nightclubs over July 4th weekend means too many people in the A, be they out of towners or locals, are just not doing the right thing.

We wish Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms a speedy recovery.

HHW Gaming: EVO Online Canceled Following Sexual Assualt Allegations Against Former President Joey Cuellar 

EVO Online Canceled Following Sexual Abuse Allegations

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It has not been a good month for the Esports community.

Back in May, EVO made the decision to take its international fighting game tournaments online due to the coronavirus pandemic. In a stunning move, the highly-anticipated event has been canceled following sexual abuse allegations levied against now-former EVO president Joey Cuellar.

Allegations against Cuellar were brought to light and hit Twitter following a wave of accusations levied against other Esports pros, and members of the gaming community surfaced. We reported last week that multiple Super Smash Bros. pros were called out for engaging in sexual activity with minors and issued apologies on social media for their behavior.

On Thursday (Jul.2), Celluar apologized for his actions in a statement:

 “I’m sorry. I never meant to hurt anyone. I was young and reckless and did things I’m not proud of. I have been growing and maturing over the past 20 years, but that doesn’t excuse anything. All I have been trying to do is become a better person. Once again, I’m truly sorry.”

EVO has issued its own statement on the matter:

“Over the past 24 hours, in response to serious allegations recently made public on Twitter, we have made the first of a series of important decisions regarding the future of our company. Effective immediately, Joey Cuellar will no longer be involved with Evo in any capacity. We are currently working towards his complete separation from the company and have relieved him of all his responsibilities.

Going forward, Tony Cannon will act as CEO; in this position, he will take a leadership role in prioritizing greater accountability across Evo, both internally and at our events.

Progress doesn’t happen overnight, or without the bravery of those who speak up against misconduct and injustice. We are shocked and saddened by these events, but we are listening and committed to making every change that will be necessary in making Evo a better model for the stronger, safer culture we all seek. As a result, we will be canceling Evo Online and will work to issue refunds for all players who chose to purchase a badge. We will donate the equivalent of the proceeds as promised to Project HOPE.”

Following the allegations against Cuellar, game studios NetherRealm, Capcom, Bandai Namco, and Nintendo all pulled out of the online competition.

In a tweet NetherRealm Studios who gave us one of the years best fight games, Mortal Kombat 11 announced its game will not be a part of EVO Online.

“We stand in solidarity with those who have spoken out against abuse. We will be pulling MK11 from EVO Online.”

Capcom added:

“Out of respect to those who have been affected and to the current investigation, we felt this was the appropriate course of action. We apologize to the players and fans who were looking forward to these tournaments.”

Bandai Namco’s read in part:

“We stand in solidarity with the individuals who have spoken out against abuse within the fighting game community and stand in solidarity with our fans for their continued support.”

Salute to the gaming studios for standing on the side of the victims.

Photo: WB Games / NetherRealm Studios

Uptown XO is out for the green on “part 4:44” [Video] 

By Tayo Odutola Word Is Bond


Veteran emcee, Uptown XO shares the visuals for his insightful single “part 4:44” that explores a wide variety of topics from black disenfranchisement, Trump-gate to self-upliftment and much more over a lush rumbling backdrop courtesy of Drew Dave.

The visual is particularly striking and blends a handful of news clips, celebratory shots, and then some to drive home the message of being aware of all the pitfalls and systemic discrimination that targets black and poor folks.

Get it on Apple Music and Spotify below.

“part 4:44” is taken from Uptown XO’s new project Culture Over Corporate.

 

Keep up with  Uptown XO | Twitter: Instagram

Lil Wayne Confirms That ‘Tha Carter VI’ Album Is On The Way 

Source: Lil Wayne aka Dwayne Carter, Jr. The 53rd Annual GRAMMY Awards at the Staples Center – Red Carpet Arrivals Los Angeles, California – 13.02.11 Featuring: Lil Wayne aka Dwayne Carter, Jr. Where: United States When: 13 Feb 2011 Credit: WENN

Weezy fans are in store for an unexpected surprise. Birdman Jr. is dropping a new installment to his iconic album series.

As spotted on High Snobiety Lil Wayne’s newest project will be here sooner than we all thought. In a new interview with Variety the “I Don’t Sleep” rapper revealed that his next music offering will be Tha Carter VI. When asked which is his favorite release from the franchise he simply said “My favorite Carter album is the next one”.

He would go on to discuss his newest venture Young Money Radio. Wayne detailed how he approaches every show. “I don’t always have much time to prepare for the guests on the show but it varies throughout the week” he explained. “So yes, I guess I wing it. But I thank EVERY SINGLE ONE of the guests. Every guest was special, they all meant a lot to me. A whole lot. The simple willingness and time is highly respected by me. I’ll forever be grateful to them for that”.

Back in June Nicki Minaj was his guest and the two discussed the possibilities of doing a joint album together. “We doing our joint album?” he asked. “A lot of the fans been asking about it. When we gon’ do this?” Nicki would confirm that she is down when she replied “You already know, your wish is my command.”

A release date for Tha Carter VI is yet not known.

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Pillow Talker August Alsina Claims “Everyone Got Courtesy Calls Time In Advance” Ahead of Interview 

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Singer and pillow talker August Alsina had the entire internet talking when he claimed he had a romantic relationship with Jada Pinkett Smith with her husband, Will Smith’s blessing. He is doubling down on those claims.

Despite turning social media upside with his claims, Will and Jada Pinkett-Smith both denied Alsina’s claims of a consensual romantic relationship happening. Despite the denials from the long-rumored “swingers,” the “I Luv It” crafter took to his Instagram account and doubled-down on his story and further added that he spoke to the Smith’s ahead of his bombshell interview with The Breakfast Club’s Angela Yee.

In a very long caption accompanied by a picture of himself and Yee, he wrote:

“The gift of freedom is yours to have, God, promises us that, but only if you’re willing. &God is not a man that HE should lie.. & I’m His SON, so neither would I. 🙏🏽 W/ that being said I should also say that no one was sideswiped by any conversation, everyone got courtesy calls time in advance. Wishing Everyone Big Love!”

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God said, We may grow weary and tired fighting in the fire, but we shall NOT be burned! The journey to freedom is a deeply complex, tricky, and turbulent road to tow; yet very necessary. Oppression comes in so many forms these days, beginning w/ physical slavery and bondage to the white man, then passed down generational programming that manifest into mental enslavement. Slaves to an idea, slaves to an image, slaves to a code of conduct, slaves to a picture you’ve created in your mind.. even if it contains many falsities.. & anything that differentiates from your “idea” & “image” feels like an attack. & I get it; not only do i get it but I’m also sorry you feel that way, BUT, The only attack here is against the invisible walls of silent societal construct and “code” we place upon each other & upon ourselves hidden behind the desires of others approval & acceptance; another form of slavery & bondage that blocks one’s truest self from showing & spirit flow. Be blocked and stuck for what? Live silent, pressed down crippled in fear for who ? Adversary is but a gift given to you to flourish. We are surround by so much disharmony in this external world, so it is my forever job to do whatever’s necessary to reach the gift of harmony within myself. Truth & Transparency makes us uncomfortable, yes, but i can’t apologize for that. A tower of truth can never fall, only a tower of lies can do that. My truth is MY truth, & its mine to own. There is no right or wrong here, it simply just IS. & I make room and have acceptance for your thoughts and opinions, regardless if I agree or not, you have that freedom to feel WHATEVER it is u feel because when you’re at TRUE peace, all of the noise and chatter becomes that of a whisper. My heart has no malice or hate toward anyone on this planet. I just simply want the chains off & I’m willing to DIE getting there. The gift of freedom is yours to have, God promises us that, but only if you’re willing. &God is not a man that HE should lie.. & I’m His SON, so neither would I. 🙏🏽 W/ that being said i should also say that, no one was side swiped by any conversation, everyone got courtesy calls time in advance. Wishing Everyone Big Love!

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Alsina’s post follows the married couple’s denial, and Smith announced on Twitter she would be bringing herself to her popular Facebook Watch talk show Red Table Talk as her own guest. In a tweet, the actress wrote:

“There’s some healing that needs to happen…so I’m bringing myself to The Red Table.”

We are still waiting for that day, we will have our popcorn and favorite beverage on deck when the episode drops.

Photo: Bernard Smalls / @PhotosByBeanz

Minister Louis Farrakhan Delivers July 4 Speech Addressing State of Black America 

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Minister Louis Farrakhan had some choice words for those in power and skeptics with his latest speech, “The Criterion.”

Delivered on Saturday ( Jul 4), Min. Farrakhan addressed the current state of affairs in America, the world, the coronavirus global pandemic, and other critical subjects including the onslaught of racism and police brutality in America, and the death of one of his disciples Abdul Hafeez Muhammad, on Independence Day, which also marks the 90th anniversary of the existence of the Nation of Islam in America.

“This message will not just be for Muslims; it is not just for Christians; it is not just for Jews, it is for every inhabitant of this planet,” Minister Farrakhan said. “I say to you with deep humility from the 25th Surah of the Qur’an: ‘Blessed is He Who sent down the Discrimination upon His servant that he might be a warner to the nations.”

Throughout the almost three-hour speech, Minister Farrakhan paid tribute to the Nation Of Islam leaders who came before him, before addressing his detractors who have continued to accuse him of being both racist and anti-Semitic.

“I’ve never shed the blood of another human being to get where I am today. I represent a God that came with the power to save. They tell lies to make you think I am a bigot or anti-semite so that you won’t listen to what I’m saying. So far they’ve been pretty successful,” Min. Farrakhan said. “Now I have to bring up the thing I’m doing that makes me so hated. Members of the Jewish community were given the Torah by Moses. 300 years from the birth of Jesus, the civilization of Moses was broken. A man named Nimrod and Jewish scholars wrote a word called the [Talmud]. They made that word in their minds and in their believers’ minds greater than God’s word. Go back and listen to more of Farrakhan and get to know me. Not from the mouths of your lying imposter brothers, but from the God within. If you really think I hate the Jewish people, you don’t know me at all. [I’ve never] uttered the words of death to the Jewish people.”

The Nation of Islam leader also called for Donald Trump and other world leaders to “atone for their sins” or else “feel even harsher wrath in the months to come”, before noting that this will be his final public speech “for a while,” before noting that America is currently experiencing a “long-overdue reckoning that God has designed to be a purge of wickedness and tyranny.”

“This country was never made for the slave because they only fashioned us a ⅗ of a human,” Min Farrakhan said. “This country wasn’t made for poor people. It was made for white people of privilege, of scholarship, and who felt they were masters of God’s earth. But, no lesser being deserves that privilege. How did we become lesser beings? You can’t say all men are created equal and hold another nation enslaved. So, the dog whistle in Trump’s ‘Make America Great Again’ [really means] ‘Make America White Again.’ That’s why white nationalists are fleeing to his call. The question we have to ask is, ‘Are you a hypocrite, America?’ If you didn’t mean for the black, poor, and woman to enjoy full rights of citizenship, what did you mean? You can’t pacify us with a smooth, crooked tongue. We know you. We’ve lived with you over 465 years.”

The 87-year old polarized public figure also addressed the novel coronavirus, stating that the wave isn’t over before cautioning Black people about rushing to sign up for a government-issued vaccine.

“All of us have witnessed the effects of Coronavirus, which is once again beginning to spike in the U.S.,” Farrakhan continued. “I say to my brothers and sisters in Africa, if they come up with a vaccine, be careful. Do not take their medications. We need to call a meeting of our skilled virologists, epidemiologists, and students of biology and chemistry. We need to give ourselves something better. There are 14 therapies we can treat it with. The virus is a pestilence from Heaven. The only way to stop it is going to heaven. They’re plotting to give 7 billion 500 million people a vaccination. Dr. Fauci, Bill [and Melinda] Gates, you want to depopulate the earth. What the hell gives you that right? To those who think they’ll die without the vaccine, you’re sure to die now. They [just] want a quicker death.”

Check out the powerful speech in its entirety below.

Oneroz3 Releases Single ‘LWYD’ 

Listen Now: https://open.spotify.com/track/1lsbxAgIDLj2U3Amz8U0NP

Different people bring out different sides of us. Some have a knack for putting a smile on our faces while others inexplicably annoy us. Some make us fall in love without much effort at all. In her latest single 'LWYD', singer-songwriter Oneroz3 explores this feeling of being helplessly drawn to a lover. It is a slow and sexy track that captures the feverish anticipation of a passionate reunion. This is one song that you can always reach for to put you in the mood.

Oneroze3 was born in St Louis Missouri but she grew up in San Diego California, a place that influenced her to dream of being a professional musician herself. She has been writing poems and songs from a young age. She is also proficient with the piano having taken lessons in her youth. Now she is making her dream a reality with songs that showcase her diversity and her influences in R&B. Her music understands today's generation and their language.

Oneroz3 sings about love in its raw form: an undeniable attraction that leaves people defenseless. She is not afraid to show her vulnerability in the face of such overwhelming force. The title itself admonishes the lover: Look What You Do. This is desire in all its nakedness. Here is impatience and expectation. This is an enthusiastic consent of a woman who is free to make her own decisions, and chooses one person above all else.

Links

Facebook: https://web.facebook.com/ONEROZ3MUSIC/
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Twitter: https://twitter.com/ONEROZ3

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‘Ebony’ Magazine’s Board of Directors Removes CEO Willard Jackson 

Ebony Magazine's Board of Directors Remove CEO Willard Jackson

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Ebony was the first Black publication to be called out for its treatment of writers, now its Board of the directors has finally taken some action.

Deadline is reporting the iconic Black publication’s Board of directors gave CEO Willard Jackson, Jr. the boot following an “independent inquiry into a number of unspecified transactions led by him raised questions.” According to the company, the investigation still ongoing. In a statement from Jacob Walthour Jr., the newly-elected chairman of Ebony’s Board and co-founder of Blueprint Capital Advisors, he lauded Johnson while saying the company needs to “adapt” its business model.

 “The Board of directors individually and collectively understands the legacy and value of Ebony to Black communities globally. Founder John H. Johnson conducted himself and Ebony business with a level of class, integrity, and honor that has come to define Black professionalism in America. While the Board expects that Ebony will always need to adapt its business model to stay relevant, it must never compromise the core values of Mr. Johnson.”

The Board of directors will name an interim CEO and operating committee. Johnson’s removal comes as Ebony still owes writers after failing to honor the agreement it made with the National Writers Union and 44 freelance writers who were owed roughly $80,000 for work they were never compensated for back in 2018. As a result, the hashtag #EbonyOwes immediately caught fire on Twitter with writers sharing stories about the publication giving them the runaround when it comes to getting paid.

Ebony is not the only Black publication or website that has been catching heat. Black staple, Essence was called out by a “Black Female Anonymous” author on Medium in a scathing essay claiming a history of sexual misconduct and harassment, unfair pay, and abuse of power by senior staff.  CEO of communications Richelieu Dennis stepped down from his position just days later.

Okayplayer and Complex also recently were called out by former employees for racism and sexism that took place in their companies. Okayplayer and OkayAfrica’s Former CEO, Publisher and founder Abiola Oke, responded to the criticisms.

No country for toxic work environments and unfair business practices.

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