Friday, January 29, 2016

#CelebNews Lakers To Honor Shaquille O’Neal With Statue At Staples Center!

HipHopWired Reports: The Los Angeles Lakers have announced that they will be honoring future NBA Hall of Famer Shaquille O’Neal with a statue at the Staples Center. What took so long? 

“We look forward to having Shaq join the other legends who have been honored with statues at Staples Center,” said Lakers President Jeanie Buss via a press statement. “He is a giant not only in size, but also in stature and in what he accomplished as a Laker. Shaq literally broke the ground for the site, and was hugely responsible for not only getting Staples Center built, but for making it one of the most successful and famous arenas in the world. It’s an honor that is well deserved.” 

Shaq helped lead the Lakers to three NBA championships during his tenure (1996-2004) with the team. Teaming this guy named Kobe Bryant, the Lakers won three chips in a row (2000, 2001, 2002). 

Reportedly, the statue will be unveiled sometime during the 2016-2017 season.

***HE'S BAAACCCCKKKKK*** #OfficialNewVideo Akon - "Shine The Light"

***ON THE RISE*** #OffcialNewVideo Richie Wes (@RichieWes) Drops 'I Can't Wait' Visual!

More heat for the streets! Chicago's native RICHIEWES debuts his first music video "I Can't Wait" off of his highly anticipated mixtape "F.A.M.E." Shot/edited by Crishonne Givens. The "I Can't Wait" visual follows RichieWes on an ordinary day as he motivates himself to become the greatest. Check it out below!

***BANGER*** #NewListen Miguel - "Waves" ft. Travis Scott

#OfficialNewVideo Yo Gotti - "Legendary"

#NewListen Jhene Aiko - "B's & H's"

Thursday, January 28, 2016

#CelebNews Kendrick Lamar Becomes A New Face For Calvin Klein Campaign W/ Fetty Wap & Joey Bada$$!

Looks like A$AP Rocky isn't the only one becoming the face of known brands to give it a new refreshed audience. With Guess Jeans bringing hiphop star A$AP Rocky to their team looks like Calvin Klein did a similar smart move. 

Calvin Klein recruited some of rap's finest for the spring 2016 campaign. After Justin Bieber and his CK underwear made a splash on timelines Tuesday, MCs like Kendrick Lamar, Fetty Wap and Joey Bada$$ stepped in front of the camera to promote the brand. They also filled in the blank for the campaign tagline "I _______ in #mycalvins." See the rhymers strike a pose below.

#OfficialNewVideo Plies Ft. Kodak Black - "Outchea"

***ON THE RISE*** #NewListen J. Gray (@JoshGray___ ) Brings The Heat With 'Been A Minute'

J. Gray drops a wavy banger laced by his frequent collaborator Bitoy Beatz. Always giving the fans something cool to groove to J. Gray deleivers yet again with an energy filled track.  Check out this grinder's new single below! 

#NewListen Wiz Khalifa Ft. Travis Scott - "Bake Sale" [Prod. By TM88, Juicy J, Lex Luger, DJ Spinz, Crazy Mike]

#OfficialNewVideo BJ The Chicago Kid - "Love Inside"

#NewListen K. Michelle - "Not A Little Bit"

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

#CelebNews Diddy, Mark Wahlberg, Eminem, And Wiz Khalifa Donate Water To Flint

Los Angeles — A bottled water company owned in part by Sean “Diddy” Combs and Mark Wahlberg is pledging to donate 1 million bottles of water to the residents of Flint.
AQUAhydrate says it’s sending 5,000 cases of water to Flint and will continue to provide bottles to residents until the city’s water problems are solved. The company says the water is expected to be delivered Wednesday. Eminem and Wiz Khalifa are supporting the AQUAhydrate drive.
High levels of lead have been detected in Flint’s water since officials switched from the Detroit municipal system and began drawing from the Flint River as a cost-saving measure.
Wahlberg and Combs first invested and became the face of the Los Angeles-based bottled water company in 2013.
Cher, Big Sean and Jack White are among other celebrities who have pledged support and donations to assist Flint’s water crisis. 

iGrind would like to commend those who all have contributed to help the victims of Flint Michigan bounce back.

***ONE THE RISE*** #NewListen Josi Green - 3Peat Vol. 1

Josi Green kicks off a new campaign #3Peat where he will randomly release a series of 3 songs. This is set in place to gear up for the release of his upcoming project FOCUS.
Go check em out! 

#OfficialNewVideo Rich The Kid Ft. Wiz Khalifa - Dab Fever

#NewListen PeeWee Longway Ft. Juicy J & Wiz Khalifa - Jackie Tan (Prod. By TM88)

#OfficialNewVideo A$AP Ferg Ft. Future - New Level

#NewListen ASAP Rocky - 'Wu-Tang Forever (Remix)'

Monday, January 25, 2016

#CelebNews Shaquille O'Neal Joins Florida Cop to Surprise Kids in Viral Pick-Up Game

According to ABC news: 

When Gainesville, Florida, police officer Bobby White responded to a complaint about a group of kids playing basketball too loudly in the street on Jan. 15, he cried foul.
"Can you believe someone is calling to complain about kids playing basketball in the street? I obviously don’t have a problem with it," White can be heard saying in the dashcam video that has gone viral with more than 15 million views on the Gainesville police Facebook page.
The video of the officer's street ball surprise with the hashtag #HoopsNotCrime quickly went viral, even catching the attention of another very big basketball fan.
"Are you kidding me?" a shocked White said as Shaq entered the room.
"It was unbelievable," White later told ABC News of the surprise.
"You’re much taller than you look on TV," he told the former NBA star as he shook his hand.
When the police officers showed back up to the neighborhood where the boys had been playing, they couldn't believe their eyes when O'Neal got out of the car.
"Holy crap, it's you," one the boys said as O'Neal walked up to the makeshift court."I told you I was going to bring in some backup, right?" White told the kids, fulfilling his promise from the first time he responded to the noise complaint call.
The NBA legend gave the kids the pick-up game of a lifetime and one heck of a free-throw challenge before ending with a huddle and some invaluable advice.
"I'll tell you a secret that will change your life," O'Neal told the boys. "You know how much money I made? $700 million. You know how I made that? Respecting my peers, listening to my mama and daddy and focusing on school."
After that, he made the kids repeat after him.
"I will become whatever I want to be," they said together as a group. "I will be a leader and not a follower. I will respect my peers and my elders and especially my parents.
"All right, love you guys," O'Neal said. 
Check out the Video Below! 

***ONE THE RISE*** #NewListen G. Dot Markee - Stomach Flat ft. TLNTD (Prod. By Joey Rock Marley)

New Comer G. Dot Markee drops his newest single entitled "Stomach Flat"Ft. TLNTD (Prod. By Joey Rock Marley) . Guaranteed to have the ladies hitting the gym to get those flat stomachs G Dot Markee shows he's got what it takes to make it. Check em out! 

#NewListen Ella Mai - 'She Don’t' ft. Ty Dolla Sign

#OfficialNewVideo ILOVEMAKONNEN - Big Gucci

#NewListen Kirko Bangz - Codeine

#OfficialNewVideo Boosie Badazz - The Rain

Friday, January 22, 2016

#CelebNews Congrats Are In Order! Mariah Carey Gets Engaged to Her Billionaire Boyfriend James Packer

Mariah Carey is engaged to her boyfriend, James Packer and according to sources this all happened this passed Thursday. 

According to Us Weekly

"The “Hero” singer and the Australian billionaire businessman, 48, have been dating under a year. The two lovebirds just got some R&R while aboard Packer’s yacht in St. Bart’s earlier this week.
The pair first stepped out together in June during a Capri getaway. “He’s wooing her."
This will be the third marriage for Carey, who split from estranged husband Nick Cannon in August 2014. The America’s Got Talent host filed for divorce from Carey in January 2015. 
During a recent interview with DuJour magazine, Cannon said he“highly doubts” he’ll ever marry again.
Carey and Cannon are the parents of 4-year-old twins Moroccan andMonroe. Prior to Cannon, Carey was married to Tommy Mottola for five years." 
iGrind would like to congratulate Mariah on her new found love and wishes her nothing but the best. 

#OfficialNewVideo G Herbo aka Lil Herb - L's

#NewListen Keez Moni - Trap Jumping Ft. CeeTheWorld (Prod. By Kevin K.)

#NewListen Young Thug - Make A Lot (Prod. By Metro Boomin)

#OfficialNewVideo Lil Bibby - Can't Trust A Soul

#NewListen Tinashe - Energy ft. Juicy J (Prod. By Mike Will Made-It)

#OfficialNewVideo B.o.B - Cold Bwoy Freestyle [Dir. By Philly Fly Boy]

Thursday, January 21, 2016

#CelebNews Jamie Foxx Rescued Man From Fiery Car Wreck!

Jamie Foxx can add “good samaritan bordering on superhero” to his resume. The actor and comedian saved a man from a fiery car wreck in Los Angeles and detailed how it all went down. 

Reports TMZ:

Foxx spoke to KABC outside his Hidden Hills home Tuesday about the incident. Foxx says he used a pair of EMT scissors to cut the driver’s seatbelt and hoisted him out of the truck and to safety.
The man’s dad was on scene too to thank the actor and got emotional for obvious reasons. 
The coolest part? … How calm Foxx was when talking about the rescue, dude’s got ice in his veins.
The accident occurred just outside Foxx’s home. 

Reports KABC:

Foxx said he heard the crash, called 911 and then he rushed down to the scene. The truck was already on its side and on fire. The door was locked, and the window was up.
With help from another man, Foxx pulled Kyle out of the burning wreckage. The two broke the car window using EMT scissors, cut the seat belt and pulled Kyle out to safety.

Foxx noted that seconds after getting the man, identified as Brett Kyle, out of the car, it went up in flames. Watch Foxx detail the story below. Salute!

#OfficialNewVideo Tyga - "I $mile, I Cry"

#NewListen Ty Dolla $ign Ft. Joe Moses – "Wavy" [Prod. By DJ Mustard]

#OfficialNewVideo Ghostface Killah - "Wu Goo" ft. Killah Priest

#NewListen Da YoungFellaz - "Do The Damn Thang" ft. Snoop Dogg, George Clinton & Nipsey Hussle

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

#CelebNews 2 Chainz Donates 5 Bedroom Home To Family [VIDEO]!!!

2 Chainz is giving back in major ways! Reports state he has recently given a family a new start . You didn’t think 2 Chainz was going to keep all that money he made selling Dabbin’ Santa Christmas sweaters to himself, did you? The Atlanta rapper donated a 5 bedroom home to a family in need. 

The gift (the family gets the home for a year) was thanks to 2 Chainz’s TRU Foundation. The 11 person family (nine kids, two sets of twin) was about to get evicted from their two bedroom before 2 Chainz intervened. 

According to the clip, a couple of the kids and their father suffer from health issues, with the latter unable to work because of them. The Progression Church adopted the family for the holiday season, then 2 Chainz stepped in to extend the helping hand. 

Now that’s a good way to share your blessings, instead of engaging in unnecessary beef

***THEY'RE BAACCCKKKKKK*** #OfficialNewVideo Naughty By Nature ft. Queen Latifah - "God Is Us"

***ONE THE RISE*** #NewListen Boa Banxs (@Boa_Banxz) Drops New Single 'Wings'!

Boa Banxs is at it again kicking off this his newest single entitled "Wings". After a stream of feature filled tracks released in the last quarter of 2015 he drops a stand alone song to remind his listeners of his ability to deliver solo. Take a listen to Banxs' new track below. This grinder shows no signs of letting up any time soon!

#NewListen Chris Brown Ft. Keith Sweat - "Who's Gonna (Nobody) Remix"

#OfficialNewVideo Talib Kweli & 9th Wonder - Pay Ya Dues ft. Problem & Bad Lucc, prod. Eric G!

#NewListen Ella Mai - 'No Rush'

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

#CelebNews A$AP Rocky Has A Guess Jeans Collection On The Way [Photos]

You knew it was only a matter of time before Guess Jeans would find their way back into your closet. Renewing the brand with the help of A$AP Rocky, Guess—stylized Gue$$ because, A$AP Mob—will take it back to an era which heard Nas spit “When I dress is never nothing less than Guess” and release a 90’s inspired line of clothing which will feature pieces straight out of the Generation X archives.

When it comes to Hip-Hop and clothing, nostalgia always plays a part in how we construct our wardrobe. From our love of vintage Polo and to a far lesser extent Tommy Hilfiger gear to the Kangols and Retro Jordans that we won’t let go of, fashion styles from yesteryear is as bankable as today’s latest trends and Guess is looking to benefit from life that we’ve become accustomed to.

During his appearance on the Hot 97 show with Ebro and Laura Stylez, A$ap credited Menace II Society with having inspired the look he wanted to bring back. From the stripped shirts to the crop tops, get ready to get a time capsule’s worth of Hip-Hop clothing. 

Taking it a step further, Guess is using a polaroid campaign to market the vintage look and hope to rekindle the love and status their clothing brand had when adolescent youth were walking around with unbuttoned overalls and pacifiers dangling from their necks. 

The Gue$$ collection goes on pre-sale on January 30. Check out images from the collection below!

****BANGER*** #OfficialNewVideo Jeezy - "Sweet Life" ft. Janelle Monáe

***ON THE RISE*** #NewListen Justin Ruff (@JustinRuffMusic) - "The Ruff Draft (EP)

Chi-Town's own R&B vocalist Justin Ruff recently dropped his new EP titled 'The Ruff Draft'. With this project Justin bring a old school feel mixed with new mainstream flavor. Having already gained the attention of, JET Magazine, ABC Windy City LIVE and Cincinnati's #1 radio station, 101.1 The Wiz, he’s well on his way to becoming a household name. Check out this grinders's new EP below!

***BANGER*** #NewListen Kanye West ft. Kendrick Lamar – “No More Parties In L.A.”

#OfficlalNewVideo TreaZon - "Otherwise"

#NewListen Colonel Loud - "California" (Remix) feat. Too $hort, Snoop Dogg & Ricco Barrino

Friday, January 15, 2016

#CelebNews The adidas Black History Month Collection Honors Jesse Owens!

Coming soon is Jesse Owen's inspired shoe is coming soon reports state.  Jesse Owens was a racial barrier shattering track star, earning four Gold medals at the 1936 Olympics. In honor of his myriad accomplishments, the adidas Black History Month collection pays homage to the iconic athlete. 

Says adidas:

The facts are simple, Jesse Owens was the most famous track and field athlete of all time, and in 1950 when the Associated Press conducted a poll to determine the greatest track and field athlete of the first half of the 20th-century, the results didn’t even come close – Owens by a landslide.
Raised in Ohio with Alabama roots, it was in the span of 45 minutes on one single afternoon on May 25, 1935, at the Big Ten Championships in Ann Arbor, Michigan that Owens electrified the sports world with the greatest one-man, one-day performance the sport had ever known – breaking three world records and tying a fourth.
One year later, at the 1936 Berlin summer games, Owens became a groundbreaking athlete and symbol for social justice and equality after a historic performance where he became the first American track & field athlete to win four gold medals in a single games, all while under tremendous global tension.

Coincidentally, Owens earned his Gold medals wearing adidas tracks spikes made for him buy the brand’s founder Adi Dassler. The adidas Black History Month collection features the D Rose 6, D Lillard 2 and Crazylight Boost 2.5 which will be worn by Derrick Rose, Damian Lillard and James Harden respectively during Martin Luther King, Jr. Day games and throughout February. The kicks are draped in a cream and brown colorway with gold highlights (each model has its own unique aesthetics). Details include Owens’ bib number, 733, in gold foil on the tongue and 1936 printed in the sockliner.

#OfficialNewVideo Kipp Stone - "Cult Classic"

***ON THE RISE*** #NewListen Nique (@iamniquemusic) - Try Me [Prod. by J. Harris]

The 23 year old MC from Aurora, IL releases his first single "Try Me" of 2016. This single is from his upcoming collab EP with Portland producer Maze Rockwell titled "Legendary Sessions" coming this Spring! Check out this grinders single below!

#NewListen Soulja Boy X Black Dave - "Covered In Gold" [Prod. By Eskay]

#OfficialNewVideo LE$ feat. Slim Thug - "Front" [Prod by Cardo]

#NewListen Peej - "Wish List" ft. K Camp

Thursday, January 14, 2016

***COMING TO TV SOON*** #CelebNews LeBron James Inks Reality Television Show Deal!

LeBron James keeps getting wins on an off the court. The NBA superstars has inked a deal to create a reality show for CNBC that aims to help struggling business in Cleveland.

 Reports TMZ:

James just announced he’s launching a new show called “Cleveland Hustles” on CNBC — which will feature the NBA superstar meeting with struggling local businesses to help turn things around.  
The details on the project are slim … but it sounds like “Bar Rescue” meets “Extreme Home Makeover.” 
By the way, James will be producing the show along with Magical Elves — the production company behind the mega-hit “Top Chef.”
So, when is Cleveland going to build a statue of King James? Get it in Ohio. LOL

***BANGER*** #OfficialNewVideo Kid Ink - Summer In The Winter ft. Omarion

***ON THE RISE*** #OfficialNewVideo E-Money (@iAmEmoney_) - "Ride & Coast"

E-Money is currently riding a wave right now as he just released his new video "Ride & Coast" with catchy hook and feel good flow.  E-Money was recently featured on MTV w/ a song placement on Ja Rule's Reality show "Follow The Rules" Check out his new visual below!

#NewListen KeKe Palmer Ft. Ty Dolla $ign & Dej Loaf – “I Don't Belong To You (REMIX)”

#OfficialNewVideo P Reign "On A Wave"

#NewListen Smoke DZA & Wale - "Absolutely Perfect" [Prod. By 183rd]

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

***SHE'S AT IT AGAIN*** #CelebNews Erykah Badu Remixes Kanye West’s “Real Friends” Into “Trill Friends”!

Erykah Badu got inspired by Kanye West’s “Real Friends” and flipped it into “Trill Friends.” DJ Low Down Loretta Brown’s version incorporates elements of Whodini’s classic “Friends” for good measure, too. 

The instrumental is knocking in a low key, OutKast “Elevators” mood. 

We’re always here for new Badu, who recently dropped her But You Caint Use My Phone mixtape. Listen to “Trill Friends” below.


#OfficialNewVideo Boosie Badazz - "Smile To Keep From Crying"

***ON THE RISE*** #NewListen Kash Ma$arri (@Kash_GMB) - "No Pressure"

Kash Ma$arri is back with more heat for the winter! The rapper who has recently been shining his talent throughout Cali just dropped a track titled "No Pressure".  With plans of more new music dropping this grinder is sure adding pressure to his competition. Check out his single below!

#NewListen Freddie Gibbs - "Hot Boys" [Prod. by Dupri of League Of Starz]

#OfficialNewVideo Armani Mack Ft. Jim Jones - "Do it All"

#NewListen Pop Dollarz - "Teacher To Students"