Drake Dethrones Justin Bieber As Most-Streamed Artist on Spotify :::: #Music

Drake is on a roll. Following the massiveVIEWS, the rapper becomes the most-streamed artist of all-time on Spotify.
first week sales of
According to Billboard, Drizzy has been been streamed over 3.18 billion times, dethroning Justin Bieber, who has been streamed 3.17 billion times.
Coming behind the two is British crooner Ed Sheeran with over 2.15 billion streams.

Check Out the Mercedes-Benz Yacht in Action :::: #LifeStyle

We've seen images of it in the past, bu
t now, Mercedes-Benz offers up a short film showcasing the Arrow460-Granturismo luxury yacht, alongside the S-Class Cabriolet and the H145 helicopter. The clip features the vessel being enjoyed by bikinied women and rich guys, which fulfills Gottlieb Daimler's dream of seeing the Mercedes logo on land, water and air for the very first time.
The yacht is the highlight, of course, powered by twin Yanmar diesel engines, each packing 480 horsepower, allowing it to reach top speeds of up to 40+ knots. It also features a 10-person capacity interior space that is decked out in nubuck leather and eucalyptus wood paneling, as well as a luxurious bathroom unit, separate dressing room, air conditioning, high-quality audio system, a "wine-cellar," and an ice-making machine.

Inside Alexander Wang’s $3.75 Million Tribeca Loft :::: #LifeStyle

Want to live like a fashion designer?
Here's your chance, because designer Alexander Wang has listed his Tribeca loft for a whopping $3.75 million.
The 2,000 square foot apartment boasts one bedroom and two bathrooms, and is adorned with black flooring and furniture, an aesthetic similar to his typical design sense.

Soulja Boy’s $400M Deal is With World Poker Fund Holdings :::: #Music

Remember that $400 million deal So
ulja Boy bragged about earlier this month? Amidst skepticism, World Poker Fund Holdings has confirmed that it is, indeed, true.
Billboard reports that the rapper has inked a five-year endorsement deal with the company, which refers to him as "one of the most influential urban entertainers and artists on social media today."
"I invest in things I understand," said Soulja Boy. "I enjoy music, and of course gaming. Being an influencer is a form of currency. Having portfolio diversification is critical if you want to be an effective brand ambassador. With regards to World Poker Fund, I believe in its strategy, its team, the vision, and management’s ability to target its financial goals."

Birdman – Stunna (Video) :::: #Music


Despite his ongoing legal battle with
Lil Wayne, Birdman continues to push out new solo content. After "Respek", he returns with "Stunna"... and celebrates his life of luxury.
In the video, Stunna Man flosses on his tour bus, which is flush jewelry and weapons. It's that "rich n*gga sh*t," Birdman declares.

McDonald’s Rolls Out Green “Angry Birds” Burger in China :::: #LifeStyle

In support of the upcoming Angry Birds movie, McDonald's has rolled out green and red burgers across China.
The specialty items sport bright buns, thanks to food coloring. One is called "The Naughty Green Pork Burger", consisting of a pork patty, fried egg, lettuce and a new jalapeño sauce. The other is the "Super Red Burger", though we don't know the details of this one.

Drake Leads 2016 BET Awards Nominees With 9 :::: #Music

You just can't deny Drake, as he leads
the way with the most nominations for the 2016 BET Awards with nine.
The rap star has earned nods in categories such as Video Of The Year (for "Hotline Bling"), Best Group (for his collab with Future), and Best Male Hip-Hop Artist. "Hotline Bling" will go up against Bryson Tiller's "Don't", Beyonce's"Formation", Rihanna's "Work" (feat. Drake), and Kendrick Lamar's "Alright".
Beyonce and Rihanna are tied for second with five each.
The 2016 BET Awards airs live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on June 26.
Below is the full list of nominees:

Marvel Adds Hela, Valkyrie, Others to “Thor: Ragarok” :::: #Entertainment

Marvel has offered an update onThor: Ragnarok.
one of their next films --
The company has revealed that actors Karl Urban, Cate Blanchett, Tessa Thompson and Jeff Goldblum have been added to the cast.
Blanchett is tapped to play the villain Hela, the daughter of Loki and ruler of the realms of the dead; Goldblum will play game-playing elder known as the Grandmaster; Thompson joins as Valkyrie, the Asgardian warrior-goddess; and Urban plays Skurge, the executioner and servant of Hela, who wields a double-bladed axe.

Nike Air Foamposite Pro “University Red” :::: #Fashion

Nike's Air Foamposite Pro continues
its legacy with this upcoming colorway, dubbed "University Red". The sneaker sports a pearlized red foamposite upper, alongside contrasting black on the tongue, inner lining and along the lacing, as well as the Swoosh at its side.
The Nike Air Foamposite Pro "University Red" drops April 16 via SNKRS.

Jason Markk Shows How to Clean 4 Different Sneakers :::: #Fashion

Jason Markk is the go-to product for sn
eakerheads to keep their sneakers clean, but not every shoe is created equal. Each takes a different technique to get them back to form.
HYPEBEAST catches up with Markk himself in Hong Kong, as he offers a how-to demonstration of how to clean four very different sneakers, from leather to suede to Nike's Flyknit uppers -- all using various tools he offers as part of his product line.

Adidas Ultra Boost “Night Navy” :::: #Fashion

Adidas comes with another new colo
rway of its popular running silhouette, the Ultra Boost. Dubbed "Night Navy", the sneaker sports a multi-colored upper with a mix of navy, shock purple and teal. One noticeable detail is purple surrounding the black heel cup, adding some pop, while everything rests atop a BOOST sole.
At press time, it's unclear when this colorway will drop. Stay tuned...

Lil Wayne Lands Reality Show With VH1 :::: #Music

Lil Wayne will be offering a look into his
world, because he's landed his own reality show with VH1.
In a recent interview with with famed plastic surgeon Dr. Miami, Young Money songstress Stephanie Acevedo revealed the news. "We just got a contract with VH1. We're going to be doing a reality show that we're gonna be shooting in July in L.A.," she

Dwight Howard Explains Why He Couldn’t Play With Kobe Bryant :::: #Sports

We all know Dwight Howard's stint with
the Los Angeles Lakers didn't play out the way the team wanted... and now, as he enters free agency again, he addresses the topic.
In an interview with ESPN, the NBA star opened up about his time in Los Angeles and playing alongside Kobe Bryant.
Obviously, the two stars didn't get along, and the friction ended with Howard leaving for the Houston Rockets during the summer of 2013.

Magic Johnson Once Trash-Talked Michael Jordan, Here’s the Story :::: #Sports

Magic Johnson wasn't much of a trash
-talker during his NBA career, especially when it came to his good friend Michael Jordan. But one time, he had a little fun with Michael and it didn't end well for him.
During an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live on Thursday night (May 19), Magic recalled a story of the time he did talk smack to Jordan during a Dream Team practice back in 1992.

LOL! Cam’ron Comments on Infamous Monica Lewinsky Photo :::: #Music

Cam'ron participated in an AMA session for R
eddit this week, and offered some hilarious commentary about his past, including the infamous photo he took with Monica Lewinsky.
Cam posed for a photo with Lewinsky back in 2002, alongside Dame Dash, when all three were present at the grand opening of NYC nightclub Flow.
One user asked: "How did you, Dame and Monica Lewinsky end up in the same room?"

Daniel Craig Rejects $100 Million Offer to Return as James Bond :::: #Entertainment

Actor Daniel Craig has been saying th
at he's over playing iconic character James Bond for some time, and apparently, he was serious.
According to The Daily Mail, the 48-year-old was offered a massive $100 million contract to return as the English secret agent, which he has rejected.
Producers at Sony Pictures said the deal was two more films -- twice what he earned for the first four movies. However, Craig's chronic knee pain, which stems from an injury that happened while filming Spectre, became an issue and he isn't willing to overlook it.

Drake to Build Dream Home in Toronto: Report :::: #Music

Although Drake has been livin
g in a mansion inside the exclusive gated community of Hidden Hills in Los Angeles for a few years, he's reportedly building a massive compound in his hometown of Toronto.
According to Globe and Mail, the rap star has purchased two-acres of land, where he intends to build his dream home.

Floyd Mayweather Offers $50 Million to Conor McGregor for Fight :::: #Sports

Wait!? Is this really happening? While it TMZ.
was believed to be just talk, Floyd Mayweather has reportedly put up a $50 million offer to Conor McGregor to fight, reports
Here's the details: Floyd is proposing a New Year's Eve fight in Vegas, and word is, McGregor is on-board.
However, the MMA star cannot sign a deal, because he's under contract with the UFC. So, Mayweather has to work out an agreement with UFC and its president Dana White.

Russell Westbrook Clowned Hard For Ridiculously Ripped T-Shirt :::: #NBA

When it comes to fashion, NBA star Russe
ll Westbrook has never been afraid to make a statement, either it be off-court or during pre- or post-game appearances.
Recently, he left reports and fans stumped with one of his outfits.
Before Game 2 of the Golden State Warriors series against Westbrook's Oklahoma City Thunder this week, he stepped out wearing a pair of black jeans, a black leather jacket and a destroyed white tee, with a massive hole in the middle.
And... the Internet went nuts.

Kim Kardashian Reveals How She Really Felt About Rob & Blac Chyna :::: #Entertainment

The plot twists in the story that is the Ka
rdashians continue. Blac Chyna and Rob Kardashian has been a mainstay on the blogs, but what did Kim Kardashian think of everything?
Of course, she saved her reaction for a new episode of her E! reality show, Keeping Up With The Kardashians, where she opened up about the romance, confirming that it was awkward.

Tupac’s Hummer H1 Sells For $337K :::: #LifeStyle

Tupac's 1996 Hummer H1, which we
nt up for auction earlier this month, has sold for a staggering $337,144 USD.
RR Auction hosted the sale online this month for the Hummer, which the late rapper purchased a month before his death. The winner was unknown at press time.
It had just over 10,000 miles on it, and comes with a number of upgrades like off-road lights, a 360-degree spotlight, a grille guard, diamond-plate bumpers, and GC Package oversized off-road wheels and tires to name a few.

Here’s How Much Retro Video Games Are Worth Today :::: #Tech

Gaming exploded in the 1980s when
the original Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) brought it into homes. More than three decades later, some of those vintage games can bring in big bucks.
While eBay is flooded with loose cartridges, pristine, unopened games can fetch thousands. For example, a copy of 1996's Resident Evil for the PlayStation recently sold on eBay for $810 USD (14x times it’s original value) and copies of Super Mario Bros, the best selling retro game of all-time, are consistently selling for $250 USD.

Judge Approves 50 Cent’s $23 Million Bankruptcy Payment Plan :::: #Music

It looks like 50 Cent's bankruptcy case
may finally come to an end, after a judge approved a proposed bankruptcy payment plan.
As previously reported, Fif's legal team submitted a plan to his bankruptcy judge in April, outlining a plan to pay out $23 million to creditors over the next five years. Now, reports indicate that the plan has been approved.
50's creditors include Sunburst Bank, Sleek Audio LLC, SunTrust Banks Inc., and ASCAP. 50 Cent's total debt stands at $32.6 million, and with the proposed plan he'll have to pay between 74% and 92% of that amount.

YG Explains Why “Still Krazy” Took So Long to Record :::: #Music

Following the announcement ofto discuss his soStill Krazy.
phomore album,

 a June release date, YG stops by Power 106 this week
During an interview, the Bompton rapper explained why the anticipated album has been so challenging to record.
"Everything was difficult on this album," YG said. "It was the runaround on every level, just the producer side of things, recording, putting it together, really getting my story together, really getting it off for people to get tuned in and for it to feel how it needed to feel."

VICE Explores Soccer League Inside Ugandan Prison :::: #LifeStyle

Vice Sports recently launched a serieVice World of Sports, in they they tell stories that explore cultures, politics and places through one common denominator: sports.
s on the VICELAND network called
Next week's episode explores Uganda's only maximum security prison, Luzira. While quality in living is substandard, an elaborate soccer league challenges the culture of imprisonment. Structure and discipline are held to the upmost standards among the inmates and the league.

FTC x 40s & Shorties Summer 2016 Lookbook :::: #Fashion

40s & Shorties and FTC come together to cel
ebrate its 30th anniversary, which you can browse in the collection's new lookbook.
The drop consists of a range T-shirts, 40s & Shorties' signature socks, air fresheners and limited-edition skate decks, each inspired by both brands' Bay Area roots and ties to street culture lifestyle.

Kanye West “No More Parties in LA” Sweatshirt :::: #Fashion

Kanye West releases another one-off pi
eces online, the latest being a "No More Parties In LA" crewneck.
The Life of Pablo piece is a crewneck sweatshirt, coming in white with red text that reads "NO MORE PARTIES IN LA" on the back and "LOS ANGELES" on the left check in Kanye's signature Old English-style font.

Aries Spears on Key & Peele Not Being Chosen by the Black Community :::: #

Tyga - Cash Money (Audio) :::: #Music

Kylie Jenner Now Dating PARTYNEXTDOOR? :::: #Music

Following her break-up with Tyga, t
he rumor mill is swirling... and pointing to Kylie Jenner rebounding with PARTYNEXTDOOR.
The rumored couple fueled rumors when they attended Russell Simmons' All Def Comedy Live event at the TCL Chinese Theatre on Wednesday (May 28), reportsTMZ.

#TBT: Run The Jewels Talks Group’s Start & Their Name :::: #Music

In this week's episode of Throwback
Thursday with KDAY's White Label Radio show, host Melloe Won links with acclaimed duo, Run The Jewels.
During their sit down, members Killer Mike and El-P discuss how they initially linked up, where the Run The Jewels name came from, their deal with Mass Appeal Records, and the greatest live performers of all-time.

Nike Unveils Updated Women’s Air Force 1 Up Step :::: #Fashion

Nike's iconic Air Force 1 gets both a m
akeover and upgrade with a model called the Up Step.
The sneaker features premium tumbled leather and sport hidden seams throughout, while ditching the heel branding. They also come with a gum rubber outsole and the usual tongue branding badge.

Kobe Bryant x Hublot Classic Fusion “HeroVillain” :::: #Fashion

Kobe Bryant continues his partnership
with Hublot with the launch of another new timepiece, dubbed the "HeroVillain."
The special edition Classic Fusion model embodies the NBA legend's quest for constant balance between being the athlete you either loved or hated over the span of his 20-year playing career.

Rihanna - Needed Me ::::: #Music

Watch Steve Jobs Offer a Tour of First Apple Store :::: #Tech

Apple's retail stores turned 15 this w
eek, so to commemorate the milestone, here's a look at the first store.
Back in 2001, Steve Jobs introduced the company's first retail experience, and less than two decades later, Apple has become the world leader in tech. Today, it has 479 stores worldwide, generating more revenue per square foot than any other retail competitor. Their approach has led other companies to rethink their strategy, opening their own flagship locations.
With that said, here's a video from 2001, where Apple founder Steve Jobs offers a tour of the first locations.

How To Make “Squad Fried Chicken” ::::: #LifeStyle

MUNCHIES returns with a new epis
ode with host Matty Matheson, who offers a recipe for what he calls "Squad Fried Chicken".
"I'm not from the South," he begins. "I'm from Fort Erie, but that's okay. Because you know what? Fried chicken is the universal way to show love."
From there, Matheson showcases a recipe variation of the Southern fried classic, cooked with pickle brine, buttermilk, flour and seasoning.
Can't wait to try this recipe, it looks delicious.

Chuck D, B-Real & Rage Against The Machine Form Supergroup :::: #Music

New supergroup alert! Public Enemy
frontman Chuck D, Cypress Hill's B-Real and rock group Rage Against the Machine are all coming together to form a supergroup called Prophets of Rage.
This week, a cryptic website popped up at ProphetsofRage.com, but didn't offer many clues about what it was all about, aside from a logo, email subscription and a countdown with the hashtag: #TakeThePowerBack.

Director Explores Origins of Twerking in Documentary :::: #Music

Last fall, Los Angeles-based director l
aunched a crowdfunding campaign for a documentary exploring the origins of "twerking".
The film, titled Twerkumentary, finds her traveling the work to discover the origins of twerk and the evolution of its cultural anomaly.

Prince Royce - La Carretera (Official Video) :::: #Music

Director Explores Origins of Twerking in Documentary :::: #Entertainment

Last fall, Los Angeles-based director launched a crowdfunding campaign for a documentary exploring the origins of "twerking".
The film, titled Twerkumentary, finds her traveling the work to discover the origins of twerk and the evolution of its cultural anomaly.
"Entertaining and sometimes humorous -- what may just seem like cultural fluff -- results in an unexpected, deeper conversation about empowerment, freedom of expression and the influence that music and the Internet have on cultures around the world," reads a press release.

Nicki Minaj Holds Twerk Contest During NYC Performance :::: #Music

Nicki Minaj a recent Adult Sw
im party into a twerk-fest.
The rapper performed at Adult Swim's Upfront Party at Terminal 5 in NYC on Wednesday (May 18), and in addition to performing hits like "Moment 4 Life", "Starships", "Only" and "Anaconda," she also held a twerk contest.
During her performance, Nicki put up $500 to find the best twerker in the crowd.

Thomas Campbell Brings Bronze Sculptures to Element’s Perspective Series :::: #LifeStyle

Element Returns with a new line of Elem
ent Perspective skateboards featuring graphics from artist Thomas Campbell's popular Bronze sculpture series.
Made from reclaimed materials that inspire the artist, the boards were created and designed for team riders Nick Garcia, Ray Barbee, Evan Smith and Madars Apse.

Good at “TEKKEN?” Prove it at the “TEKKEN 7 Tournament 2016” :::: #VideoGames

If you think you're good at TEKKEN,
here's your shot at proving it against the best players around the country.
Bandai NAMCO announced this week the TEKKEN 7: The King of the Iron Fist Tournament 2016 -- North America, scheduled to hit major cities throughout the rest of the year ... leading up to the home console release of TEKKEN 7.
The tournament will bring together the top TEKKEN players from around the country for the largest ever TEKKEN tournament in North America. It takes place through 17 different cities across the United States and Canada with the top players earning bragging rights and cash prizes.

9 in 10 Native Americans OK with Redskins Name, Says Poll :::: #Sports

There's been a long-talked about dethe Washington Postfound that 90 percent of Native Americans aren't offended.
bate whether or not the Washington Redskins name was offensive to Native Americans, but a new poll by
The poll points to an overwhelming majority of Native Americans considering it an unimportant issue.
The paper polled 504 people, who identify primarily as Native American from across the country, including those who lived on reservations and those who were not part of a tribe.

RZA Forms Duo With Paul Banks, Known As Banks & Steelz :::: #Music

Wu-Tang Clan's RZA has teamed up with
Interpol frontman Paul Banks as a collaborative duo known as Banks & Steelz.
This week, the pair debuted their first song, "Love and War", which will appear on a full-length project that will follow later this year.
Additionally, a video for single will premiere online this week, as well as two pop-up storefront installations at 410 N. Fairfax Los Angeles, CA 90036 and 154 Orchard St, NY, NY 10002.
"For love sometimes we find ourselves at war and the combatants may do anything to win," RZA says of the song. "For me love is worth fighting for, as long as love is not lost."