Dave Chappelle and Colin Kaepernick will reportedly be honored for their contributions to black history. The two are among eight recipients to receive Harvard University’s W.E.B. Du Bois Medal, the Ivy League announced on Thursday (Sept. 20).
The other honorees include: Kenneth Chenault, chairman and a managing director of General Catalyst; Shirley Ann Jackson, president of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; Pamela Joyner, founder of Avid Partners, LLC; psychologist and author Florence Ladd; Bryan Stevenson, founder and executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative; and artist Kehinde Wiley.
Both Kaepernick and Chappelle had have quite the journey in their professional lives. Kaepernick, in particular, created a massive buzz after he opted to kneel during the national anthem in protest of police brutality and social injustice. His recent ad campaign with Nike further stirred the pot, prompting nationwide protests and boycotts. Despite the backlash, Kaepernick maintained a level head and passion for social justice, donating millions to organizations specializing in specific social issues.
Chappelle, has also contributed a lot to the world of TV and film. The comedian has starred in, written, and produced several productions and hosted his own show on Comedy Central. He’s earned not only two Emmy’s, but a Grammy as well.
Dave Chappelle, Colin Kaepernick, and the other six recipients will be honorer by the Hutchins Center for African American Research at Harvard on Oct. 11.
Kidd Kenn Speaks On Being An Openly Gay Rapper From Chicago, His Influences & More On iLLANOiZE Radio
Kidd Kenn is bold, ambitious, and could care less about what someone has to say about him.
Chicago Southside native Kidd Kenn sat with us via iLLANOiZE Radio for an intriguing discussion, in which we chopped it up about people labeling him as the first openly gay Chicago rapper, as well as his viral remix to FBG Duck's "Slide," that caught the attention of many.
As we conversed, Kenn gave us the outs and ins of being a gay rapper, and he also expressed his love for Nicki Minaj, explaining how she influenced him to create the name Kidd Kenn.
Later during our chat we learned, who Kenn would like to work with, as well as the meaning behind his recent project "Childish."
Press play below, and get to know more about who Kidd Kenn is, as well as what he stands for. After watching leave feedback within our comment section, and don't forget to spread the NOiZE.
Kimberly Thompson, a former drummer for Beyonce, has reportedly filed a civil harassment restraining order against the Queen Bey, according to court records reviewed by Pitchfork. Thompson is alleging that Beyonce is a practicing member of “extreme witchcraft” and used “magic spells of sexual molestation” to harass her.
It’s unclear what “spells of sexual molestation” entails. Thompson is also accusing Beyonce of murdering her pet kitten, although the motive behind the alleged death is unclear as well.
Thompson’s temporary restraining order request was reportedly denied by a Los Angeles Superior Court on Sept. 19, but there is a hearing scheduled to review the order on Oct. 11.
While season 2 of Marvel's Iron Fist is still going strong on Netflix, the streaming company has reveled the premiere date for the long awaited season 3 of Daredevil. All 13 episodes of the new season will be available to stream starting Friday, October 19th.
Daredevil Season 3 marks the Marvel/Netflix universe’s fourth release of 2018, following Jessica Jones Season 2 (in March), Luke Cage Season 2 (June) and Iron Fist Season 2 (September). Fold in The Punisher‘s November 2017 debut, and that’s five MarvelFlix drops inside of a year.
You can check out the latest trailer for Daredevil Season 3 below.
By Sonshine Wiley
Mark Knight of the Australian Newspaper, the Herald Sun, decided that in the wake of all the controversy going on around the US Open match Between Serena Williams and Naomi Osaka he’d toss his hat in the ring. King created a racist cartoon that depicts Williams with over-sized features in a complete frenzy destroying her tennis racket perceivably because she wasn’t winning.
He is sure to include a pacifier so that it is clear she is portrayed in a toddler tantrum like form. One thing to notice as well is that he decided not only to retain the features in the umpire, Carlos Ramos who also was a part of the interaction, but significantly reduced the stature and features of Williams Opponent, Osaka. She is not recognizably Haitian or Japanese. She looks like a blonde caucasian woman.
Knight is undergoing much backlash for his tasteless caricature of a life altering day for both Naomi Osaka and Serena Williams. His responses to critics have been brash and sarcastic. As of now, this has not been retracted nor has there been an apology from the Herald Sun.
Much is to be recognized about this and the societal norms surrounding the perception of women in prestigious places especially those of color. Women are not given the same treatment as men who also have done and exceeded the level of passion or resistance Williams displayed in the US Open tournament. Women are not expected to respond with such fervor to male authority figures, and this is the sad reality.
Women's rights have been fought for and many achieved but are still not recognized or respected by many. In the wake several social movements, much is still to be done for those breaking barriers in Women's equality.
Fadah makes his way to station to chop it up about life music and more.
For our recent episode of iLLANOiZE radio, Chicago Southside native Fadah, stopped by to chat about how he balances music and college, his first time smoking marijuana, and how he’s managed to stay consistent without releasing new music.
Fadah also gave us the full break down on his latest single “Merch." You can check out the the official video directed by DGainz below.
As we gave our closing remarks. Fadah discussed what we could expect in the near future as well as the concept for his project entitled “Destiny.” After streaming, his latest project below, make sure to leave feedback within our comment section, and don’t forget to spread the NOiZE.
Warner Bros. MC Mac Miller has reportedly died of an apparent overdose at the age of 26. According to TMZ, the musician was pronounced dead on Friday (Sept. 7).
The rapper is originally from Pittsburgh, and his latest LP Swimming was released in July 2018, his follow-up to his critically-acclaimed 2016 effort The Divine Feminine. The latter effort focuses on themes such as love and relationships. He ended a high-profile relationship with pop singer Ariana Grande, who he collaborated with in the past.
Miller has reportedly struggled with substance abuse issues, and was recently charged with DUI for a hit-and-run car crash back in May.
WWE's Mixed Match Challenge™ will return for season 2, streaming live exclusively on Facebook Watch on Tuesday nights beginning September 18 at 10 p.m. ET.
The series will be available in the U.S. and, for the first time, now stream live on Facebook Watch in Australia, Brazil, France, Germany, Indonesia, Mexico, Philippines, Spain, Thailand and Vietnam. Fans can follow the Mixed Match Challenge Facebook Page to add episodes to their personal Watchlists.
New elements for season 2 include: 14 episodes, each 30 minutes in length; a round-robin elimination format; two matches in each show; and an interactive pre-show beginning at 9:50 p.m. ET. In addition, the season 2 finale will take place during WWE’s TLC pay-per-view event on Sunday, December 16.
Mixed Match Challenge Participants
Mixed Match Challenge season 2 is a round-robin mixed tag team tournament, where male and female Superstars from Raw and SmackDown Live team up to determine which combination of strength, skill, athleticism and experience reigns supreme.
Each season 2 episode will reflect a progressive approach to production, with elements optimized for mobile consumption and social interaction, including the ability for fans to engage with Superstars during the show. Fans will also have the opportunity to vote on different aspects that directly impact the action for all 14 episodes on Facebook Watch throughout the season.
The unique storylines for Mixed Match Challenge season 2 will continue between episodes across WWE’s Facebook Pages with short-form videos and social content. WWE will also promote and recap each episode across its extensive digital and social footprint, including on the Mixed Match Challenge Facebook Page.
GroovNuke and $NOOP discuss the release of $NOOP's first official project 'Iron Man 400 Stark', the 'Stark Tower', feedback from his first release and so much more. â
If you haven't been in the loop with $noop and his first project 'Iron Man 400 Stark', what are you waiting for?
It's been almost month since the release of his debut project. $noop is still cooking up more heat in the meantime and still makes it his daily mission to continue to push his craft and improve. BBoy produced the full project with the exception of NEW Pesos (prod. Johnny Bangz) , and DC engineered the project.
$noop turned pain, loss, and many long nights into triumph. Thus the Iron Man 400 Stark era began. Sometimes you just got to throw on the armor and get ready for what's in front of you. He took pride in embracing the Tony Stark persona on this one, turned his greatest thoughts into the Stark Tower. What is that exactly? You're about to find out through our Q+A interview.
GroovNuke: So bro, let the people know WHAT EXACTLY is the Stark Tower?
$noop:â The Stark Tower is just my way of thinking, a way of life. You know, in Tony Stark's tower can oversee everything and that's just my view of life. That's when it was born. I AmIron MAN 400 Stark.
Groovnuke: Describe the process of making the intro. 'Stark Tower'. You said a lot on there that will leave people wondering about your life, but you also left room for people to turn back to reflect on theirs.
$NOOP: After I got into the project, I just had the beat and realized it was cold as hell. So I wrote to it a few times and it came together. I got good feedback and they all said I should make it my intro so I went with it.
GroovNuke: Did you plan for a project with no features, or did it just go down like that?
$noop: I had a few features lined up, but we was on two different pages when the time came. But it's all good. â
On the intro to 'Iron Man 400 Stark', $noop brings the people in with his tough story telling and vivid lines.
"You don't live how I live you don't know my position. So many days ain't have a pot to piss, nothing to sh*t in. Now every time I hit the stu I treat it like a way in. I swear I never want to leave, DC can I stay in?"
The process of making this project was no easy one for $noop, and he expressed it throughout the project. When you have low moments and you create something special such as a project, the grind speaks for itself. All the late nights in the stu, pushing for promotion, and everything is surely due to pay off for $noop. The grind to get known is becoming scarce. A lot of people are afraid to get 10 toes down for where they want to be in life. $noop on the other hand, he gone step.
âGroovnuke: Describe your Coast2Coast LIVE experience?
$noop: It was a good experience. Shoutout to Arizona y'all got some good people out there. It could've been a better show though. A lot of things I didn't like but I made the most of it from the time I was there until the time I left. I should've had show versions of my tracks, but it's cool I can take a 81/100. â
GroovNuke: Who were your biggest rap inspirations coming up? Who are some you model yourself after these days?
$noop: Man, Herb. You know I rock with Herb heavy it been like that since the jump.Boosie, Meek Mill, Bump J, Bankroll Fresh ârip StreetMoneyWorldwide, all my fallen soldiers everybody I do this for.
GroovNuke: How old were you exactly when you started rapping?
$noop: I started out jotting down rhymes in the fifth grade. Came a long way from that. Seventh and Eighth grade I got back into it but in high school is when I really jumped in the booth. I wish I took it seriously back then because I could've been reached this point of progress.
GroovNuke: If you had to play one of your songs in front of people who've never listened to you to put them on, what would it be?
$noop: 'Fortnite'. That's the song everybody rocking with for the most part. It's a real attention grabber because Fortnite is a real trendy game right now. â
"One day my name gone fill arenas, doing encores"
GroovNuke: Recently, Shakey came through with the IG co-sign for one of your singles'Fortnite', tell me how that happened.
$NOOP: I really been reaching out to him trying to work but I hit him up about the project and he found 'Fortnite' on YouTube and rocked with it. I been f*cking with Shakey one of the funniest in the city and he from the land so he got to feel it. Shoutout Shakey one time.
GroovNuke: Hold on bro I got to ask this, why don't you play Fortnite? Lol
$noop: Lol it just ain't my speed bro, the concept valid but all that extra just ain't for me.
"Woke up to some money, I don't play Fortnite" â
Groovnuke: I see you have physical copies going out, what are your plans with them? I feel like that's a big deal and still a good way to get the word out you know..
$noop: You knew we grew up off music, so I'm just trying to stick with what I know. Got to get it out by any means. Plus, I put them together myself. The first physical album I ever bought was last year. Meek Mill 'Wins & Losses' got me through a lot. So just by hearing that I'm like "Yeah, I got to do this. Make it happen ya know."
If you want a physical copy of 'Iron Man 400 Stark', hit up the boy $noop! Support. â
GroovNuke: What's some future plans you got for the game? Like what kind of people can you see yourself working with?
$NOOP: I just hope to one day work with all the independent artists for we can find more ways to make money for ourselves rather than the low-balling labels. No matter if you're big and independent, or local. We can all get to it. Aw yeah, I'm working on a project with with my homie âFoekiss, I got something coming with âLito and Yung Ice too. It's been due.
GroovNuke: I see your IG is doing good numbers but you really don't use your Twitter like that. Why not?
$noop: Twitter really ain't my speed it's too internet you know. I may get around to it eventually lol but follow me on Instagram @400Snoop. I'm just trying to market my music I'm good on everything else but Twitter will be my last resort. â
"This here reality, can't run from all your problems n*ggaâ, eviction notes made my heart a lil' harder n*gga."
âGroovnuke: What track you feel told the real you on this one? Like the one that hit you the most..
$noop: To be honest, all of them. 'Stark Tower' was the setting message of the tape.'Eviction Notes' was a current situation I was facing, made me shed a few while I was making the track. 'Numbers' was about my past relationship that went left you know how it go, 'Fortnite' I knew was gone be the hit because everybody f*cking with the game.'Greatness',â sh*t we should all strive for it.
â'Factz' I was just on there giving out game, hear me out. 'Like That' it be like that, so you know I felt that. 'Brand New Gadgets' was just bars and it was inspired by the real Tony Stark you know. 'NEW Pesos' I was just having fun, Johnny Bangz produced that one. 'Support' I got the vibe from Herb sh*t. It came out of support for Herb and we was dropping our sh*t around the same time. 'Trap Spot' just one of my favorites on here, if I had a top 5 on my project, it'll definitely be on there. â
Groovnuke: What producers do you want to work with in the future?
$noop: DJ L, KidWonder, Zaytoven, Southside, whoever do MoneyMan beats lol shoutout Moneyman one time. Plus, I need a beat from âSosa.
âGroovnuke: If you had to give another up and coming artist advice, what would it be?
$noop: Just stay focused. If you're really about making it with this music you got to go and get it in every aspect. Get your money right, find a way to reach multiple platforms. Know how to market your music and get it registered. I'm still up and coming myself though, so I'm still learning new things too.
Groovnuke: What's next for your promo?
$noop: Keep showing consistency, it's a big thing got to stay on top of it. I'm working on getting some more visuals out. My project is still fairly new even though I'm working on other sh*t I'm going to continue to keep pushing the movement.
GroovNuke: Fasho but last question before we wrap it up, where do you see yourself with five more years of rap under your belt?
$noop: I should be a heavy in the game, doing things I always wanted to make happen. I shouldn't be in this same postion. I highly doubt I will be. â
Ladies and gentleman you just got a tour of the Stark Tower. That's what's going on with my boy $noopy. He has a promising future with an unmatched grind like his. It's no hype just real push. He's not stopping until he gets it. You will see more of him, but in the meantime catch up on 'Iron Man 400 Stark' if you haven't already. It's here for you below.
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Mya and Tink joined forces for Mya’s newest single “G.M.O (Got My Own).” and brought that same energy for their music video.
The single, which was released Friday (Aug. 31), is a girl boss anthem. “G.M.O.” is an empowering, yet playful female anthem that proudly states that yes, we are independent women who hold and own our own, but we still welcome a man (the right man) to treat & spoil us” said the two singers.
You can check out the Dana Rice and Mya directed video below.