Beyonce Announces “The Formation World Tour” :::: #Music

Beyonce
Following the release of her new single and Super Bowl halftime performance, Beyonce announces "The Formation World Tour."
The North American leg kicks off April 27 Miami, before traveling to New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, Toronto, Philadelphia, Dallas, and more. Then, the European run will commence on June 28 in Sunderland, U.K. at Stadium of Light, with dates following in London, Amsterdam, Paris, Milan, Stockholm, Frankfurt, and more.
"Formation," which is named after her new single, marks her first tour since the six-week "On the Run Tour" with Jay Z in Summer 2014.
Below is all confirmed tour dates.

Beyonce – Formation (Video) :::: #Music

Beyonce - Formation (Video)
A day before her performance at the Super Bowl 50 halftime show, Beyonce unleashed a pretty epic visual to her new Mike WiLL Made-It-produced single, "Formation". In the clip, filmed in New Orleans, the pop star embraces her Southern roots, while performing in various setting throughout the NOLA... and even shakes her cakes.
The song is her first new drop since her Beyoncé: Platinum Edition album, which dropped in November 2014.

X-Men: Apocalypse (Super Bowl Trailer) :::: #Entertainment

X-Men: Apocalypse (Super Bowl Trailer)
20th Century Fox's upcoming X-Men: Apocalypse got an epic new trailer during Super Bowl this weekend, offering new footage of the film's character roster.
In the film, we are introduced to one of the Marvel Universe's most powerful and sinister mutants, Apocalypse, who is awakened after thousands of years. He recruits a team of fellow mutants, including a Magneto (Michael Fassbender) to create a new world order.
X-Men: Apocalypse drops May 27.

Captain American: Civil War (Super Bowl Spot) :::: #Entertainment

Captain American: Civil War (Super Bowl Spot)
Marvel offered up some new footage from the upcoming blockbuster, Captain America: Civil War, during Super Bowl 50 over the weekend. This time around, we get a few new scenes featuring a number of the character, including the first glance at Ant-Man in the upcoming film.
Captain America: Civil War is slated to drop May 6.

Drake Recalls His First Pair of Jordans :::: #Fashion

Drake
With Drake gearing up for the release of his next OVO drop with Jordan Brand, the rapper sits down with the brand to recall his first pair.
In a series of Jordan's #WeAreJordan videos, in celebration of the brand's 30th anniversary, the rapper remembers his first pair of Jordans and what it felt like to put them on.

Jason Bourne Returns! See the First Trailer :::: #Entertainment

Jason Bourne
Universal Pictures surprised fans during Super Bowl 50 on Sunday, with a surprise trailer revealing the return of Matt Damon as secret agent Jason Bourne.
Titled simply Jason Bourne, the trailer shows the special government asset up to his own tricks, alongside a cast that includes Tommy Lee Jones, Julia Stiles, Alicia Vikander and others.
The movie returns this summer.

Jay Electronica Disses 50 Cent, Kendrick Lamar :::: #Music

Jay Electronica
Jay Electronica has been trending, after dropping a diss-filled Periscope which leaked to Youtube on Friday.
In it, he takes shots at a number of today's biggest artists, including 50 Cent and Kendrick Lamar.
"[50] was a good rapper," Jay says. "Right now, he got the potential to be a rapper, but he's on some sucka sh*t and we will slap his f*cking eyeballs loose. We'll slap 50 Cent's f*cking eyeballs loose out of his scalp."

If Ronda Rousey was a Character in “Street Fighter II” :::: #UFC

If Ronda Rousey was a Character in Street Fighter II
UFC president Dana White said this week that Ronda Rousey will likely not return to the Octagon until November. Until then, enjoy this awesome look at the UFC star, in vintage Street Fighter II edition.
Check out what it'd be like to play as Ronda Rousey in Street Fighter II.

Orphan Barrel Introduces The Gifted Horse Whiskey :::: #LifeStyle

Orphan Barrel Introduces The Gifted Horse Whiskey
The Orphan Barrel Whiskey Distilling Co. has "accidentally" added a new special blend of whiskey to the family.
A batch of a 17-year-old Kentucky bourbon was accidentally mixed with barrels of a much younger whiskey. This error turned out to be a blessing in disguise, as the older bourbon wasn't marred, but was transformed into something surprisingly special... which the brand calls "The Gifted Horse."

Kendrick Lamar to Induct N.W.A. Into Rock & Roll Hall of Fame :::: #Music

Kendrick Lamar
When N.W.A. is finally inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in April, they will be introduced by Compton rap star, Kendrick Lamar.
The iconic rap group -- consisting of Ice Cube, Dr. Dre, Eazy-E, MC Ren and DJ Yella -- had been nominated three times in the past, but subbed every time.
Now, with their induction into the class of 2016, N.W.A. becomes the fifth hip-hop act added to the Hall of Fame, joining Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, the Beastie Boys, Run-DMC and Public Enemy.

M.A.C Taps Tinshe, DeJ Loaf As Face of “Future Forward” Campaign :::: #LifeStyle

M.A.C Taps Tinshe, DeJ Loaf As Face of Future Forward Campaign
M.A.C has announced this week a partnership with Tinashe, DeJ Loaf, Halsey, and Jillian Hervey for a campaign, dubbed "Future Forward".
"It feels like a great thing to be able to support artists who are breaking through but aren't necessarily at the top top, to push them forward," James Gager, M.A.C’s Senior Vice President and Group Creative Director, told Billboard.
M.A.C will tie in products alongside each artists' work -- including Tinashe's "Times Nine Palette" eye-shadow, which drops on March 17 for $32... using her song titles for each shade.
DeJ Loaf will drop a $15 lipglass is due April 14, while Hervey's Lion Babe Liquidlast Liner is slated to drop April 28, and Halsey's lipstick is due March 31.

“Crying Jordan” Photographer Had No Idea About The Meme :::: #LifeStyle

Michael Jordan crying
A photo of Michael Jordan crying is constantly being used on social media as a meme, plastered on the bodies of everybody, from athletes to entertainers. Despite its popularity, the photographer who snapped the photo (during Jordan's induction to the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame in 2009) had no idea.
62-year-old Associated Press photographer Stephan Savoia recently found out about the "crying Jordan" meme, when the Wall Street Journal emailed him about it.
"I just did some Google searches after I read your email and have not been able to stop laughing," Stephan said.

Adidas Honors Skin Phillips with Premium Skate Shoe :::: #Fashion

Adidas Skate 'Skin Phillips'
Adidas pays homage to Skin Phillips, a skate photographer and former editor ofTransWorld SKATEboarding, with a premium iteration of the Skate silhouette. Released in 1978, the Skate is upgraded with premium materials and titled "Respect Your Roots".
The Adidas Skate "Skin Phillips" will be released Feb. 6, alongside an exhibition featuring Phillips' work at Los Angeles' KNOWN Gallery.

OneGo Lets You Fly Unlimited Flights for a Monthly Fee :::: #LifeStyle

OneGo Lets You Fly Unlimited Flights for a Monthly Fee
If you travel frequently, here's an app you may want to look at.
It's called OneGo, a new subscription-based air flight program that allows users to fly an unlimited amount of flights domestically for set monthly fees ranging from $1,500 USD to $2,950 USD, on many major carriers.
Theoretically, you could fly every day of the month, with each fare would be less than $100 USD.
Currently, the service is limited to economy seats only and is restricted to the continental United States (no Alaska and Hawaii) with reservation limits.
Visit OneGo's official website to see if the service it for you.

Reebok Ventilator Supreme “Space Race Program” Collection :::: #Fashion

Reebok Ventilator Supreme 'Space Race Program' Collection
Reebok revamps its Ventilator Supreme silhouette with a pack, inspired by space, dubbed the "Space Race Program". Coming in orange, baby blue and clean white, the shoes take inspiration from the garments worn by astronauts in space travel's heyday.
The "Space Race Program" is available now at select global Reebok Classic retailers.

Louis XIII Cognac Now Offers “Miniature” for $600 :::: #LifeStyle

The Louis XIII Miniature
In the world of cognac, one of the world's most coveted and expensive is the Louis XIII. Now, the brand has released a smaller, 50ml bottle, dubbed The Louis XIII Miniature, reports Forbes.
The typical 750ml bottle retails for a minimum of $3,000, while this new, smaller bottle retails for just $600.
"We are thrilled to provide consumers with an option to experience one century in a bottle in a small-sized decanter," Yves de Launay, vice president of Rémy Cointreau U.S.A., tells Forbes. "The Louis XIII Miniature is a true luxury that can either be offered as a gift or for your own personal enjoyment."

Meek Mill Gets 3 Months of House Arrest :::: #Music

Meek Mill
Meek Mill had his day in court this week, where he was sentenced in his probation violation case, dodging jail time.
According to FOX 29, Meek (real name: Robert Rihmeek Williams) was handed 90 days of house arrest, as well as six more years of probation.
The rapper is not allowed to work during the three-month period, and can only leave his home for community service.
In court, prosecutors say the violations stem from Meek Mill's unapproved travels to New York for a concert and his efforts to join girlfriend Nicki Minaj in various cities.
Meek has been on probation for a 2009 drug and gun conviction.

Nicki Minaj Addresses Miley Cyrus on New Song :::: #Music

Nicki Minaj
Nicki Minaj and Miley Cyrus famously feuded last fall, which peaked when Nickicalled out the pop star at the 2015 MTV VMAs.
This week, the rapper addresses the situation in a new remix for Yo Gotti's popular single, "Down in the DM".
"I said Miley, what's good?/I said could you pay my bills like O'Reilly, what's good?" Nicki spits on the cut.
Listen to a clip of the song below.

Trae Tha Truth Returns With “Tha Truth 2”

Trae Tha Truth - Tha Truth Part Two
Houston rap vet Trae Tha Truth returned this week, with his eighth studio set,Tha Truth 2, available now at digital retailers.
The new album boasts 17 new tracks, with appearances from Young Thug, Rick Ross, Ty Dolla $ign, Rick Ross, T.I., Wiz Khalifa, Yo Gotti, and Drake's songwriter Quentin Miller.

Ronda Rousey Expected to Return to UFC in November :::: #UFC

Ronda Rousey
Ronda Rousey has maintained that she will return sometime in 2016... and apparently, the expected date will be in November.
UFC president Dana White revealed the news, during an interview with Big Boy on 92.3 this week.
He says that current women's champ Holly Holm will fight Miesha Tate at UFC 197 on March 5th, and the winner will take on Rousey later in the year.
"The winner of that fight will fight Ronda probably in November," White said on the radio show.
See the full interview below.

Reebok Brings Back Question Mid OG “Red Toe” :::: #Fashion

Reebok Question Mid OG - Red Toe
n celebration of 20th anniversary of the iconic Allen Iverson signature shoe, the Question Mid, Reebok Classic is set to launch 20 unique iterations of the shoe throughout the year.
The second drop of the year is the Question Mid OG, aka "Red Toe".
The Question Mid OG was the first pair of shoes that Iverson wore on court. It boasts a pearlized red leather toe, a translucent ice outsole, Reebok's patented Hexalite technology, and the iconic "Q" logo on the back collar.
The Reebok Question Mid OG drops Feb. 12 at Reebok.com and select retailers for $140 USD.

24karats x Adidas Tracksuit :::: #Fashion

24karats x Adidas Tracksuit
Japanese athletic brand 24karats teams up with Adidas for a luxe edition of the brand's classic warm-up suit.
Inspired by the brand's dance culture, the hooded top and track bottom come in a shiny black finish, alongside bright gold logo graphics. On the left sleeve and pant leg is adidas's striples
The 24karats x Adidas Tracksuit is available now online for ¥32,000 JPY (approximately $273 USD).

Machine Gun Kelly on Macklemore: “We Exist In Two Different Worlds” :::: #Music

Machine Gun Kelly
Following Macklemore's "White Privilege II", Machine Gun Kelly weighed in during a chat with TMZ, saying "race is not an issue" for him.
MGK further elaborated on his comments, in a recent interview with Billboard, saying it wasn't a diss to Macklemore at all.
"It wasn't even a diss to Macklemore, it was moreso the fact that he chose to speak about race in his music," MGK said. "I think a big part of why race is such an issue is because we feel stereotypes or add to the stereotypes. I don't want to shed light on anymore stereotypes because it just helps foster that hatred. That was moreso why I said 'race is not an issue.' Race is obviously an issue in the grand scheme of the world, but for that particular question and for the way I see music, race is not an issue. I don't listen to Sam Cooke because he is a black singer. I listen to Sam Cooke because he's an amazing vocalist and his song content is beautiful and I can relate."

50 Cent Pokes Fun at Reports That Diddy Had Tupac Killed :::: #Music

50 Cent
Following reports of Diddy being behind the murder of Tupac, 50 Cent took the opportunity to poke fun at the hip-hop mogul.
"LMAO SO PUFFY WIT THE SH*T HUN ? ? SEE YOU GOTTA WATCH THESE PUNKS,? SCARY ASS N*66AS A TRY YOU," Fif writes on Instagram, alongside a screenshot of a New York Daily News story. "#nopuffyjuice he killed Your favorite Rapper."

Mobb Deep Announces “Hell On Earth” 20th Anniversary Tour :::: #Music

Mobb Deep ft. Mack Wilds - Low (Video)
Mobb Deep is gearing up to hit the road, in celebration of the 20th anniversary of their 1996 classic, Hell On Earth.
The duo (of Prodigy and Havoc) will kick off their tour on March 5, with 38 dates and stops in Los Angeles, Philly, Dallas, Seattle and Denver.
Mobb Deep is also readying new music. The duo plans to release never-before-heard tracks from their Hell On Earth sessions.
Below are confirmed dates.

Golden State Warriors Visit the White House :::: #Sports

Golden State Warriors Visit the White House
The Golden State Warriors visited the White House on Thursday (Feb. 4), in commemoration of their 2015 championship.
During the visit, President Barack Obama praised the team, while also delivering a few jokes at their expense.
"Now, it is rare to be in the presence of guys from the greatest team in NBA history," Obama said. "So we're pretty lucky today, because we've got one of those players in the house -- Steve Kerr from the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls! It's good to see you back."
Check out the video of their visit below.

Johnny Manziel’s Dad Says He’s Refused Rehab :::: #Sports

Johnny Manziel
While Super Bowl 50 is the talk of the NFL, there's still a lot of chatter about Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel.
In an interview with The Dallas Morning News, Manziel's father says his son won't accept help... and believes he won't make it to his next birthday.
Paul Manziel tells the paper that Johnny has refused rehab, twice, in the past week.
He says the 23-year-old's family urged him to enter a local addiction facility on Saturday, which he refused. Paul then tried to have his son admitted to a psychiatric and chemical dependency hospital on Tuesday, but Manziel was allowed to leave, despite his father telling officers that he believed Manziel was suicidal.
"I truly believe if they can't get him help, he won't live to see his 24th birthday," Paul said.
Manziel turns 24 in December.
Last week, Johnny Manziel had a run-in with police, after an alleged incident with his girlfriend. The police report said Manziel and his ex-girlfriend were at a hotel in downtown Dallas and left together after he struck her. The ex-girlfriend told officers that she and Manziel got into a shouting match, and he struck her several more times on the drive to her apartment in Fort Worth, Texas.

Drake’s Producer Noah “40” Shebib Talks “Views From The 6” :::: #Music

Noah Shebib and Drake
With Drake's anticipated Views From The 6 album due in April, his longtime producer Noah "40" Shebib recently opened up about the creative process.
In a chat with B-Real on his "Smokebox" series, 40 explains that finding the right balance, while representing Toronto is the goal.
"It's just the balance of finding that space to make such a project that's based around our city and then also we coming out here to the West Coast to escape some of that harsh winter and find a good creative space," he says. "It has to be a balance of both of those locations though, for what it's supposed to be."

Young Thug – I’m Up (Mixtape) :::: #Music

Young Thug - I'm Up (Mixtape)
Young Thug takes a page outta Kanye's book, making a last minute title change for his Slime Season 3 mixtape.
The new title is I'm Up, which he dropped on iTunes on Friday.
The project boasts nine tracks, with appearances from Lil Durk, Offset, Solo Lucci, Duke, Trouble, and Quavo, who guests on the Boosie-inspired single "F Cancer."

BMX Pro Dave Mirra Found Dead From Suicide :::: #LifeStyle

Dave Mirra
BMX pro Dave Mirra was found dead Thursday (Feb. 4) of an apparent suicide. He was 41.
According to reports, his body was found by police in Greenville, NC, inside a parked truck, killed by a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Mirra was a notable figure in the world of extreme sports, and his name headlined several BMX video games. Up until the 2013 X Games in Munich, he held the record for the most medals in history with 24. Of those, 14 were gold medals.
He is survived by his wife and two children.

Scion Brand Transitioning to Toyota :::: #LifeStyle

Scion
13 years after its launch, Scion is transitioning into the Toyota brand, the company announced Wednesday (Feb. 3).
While more than 1 million Scion cars were sold over that period, the brand says the decision was made in response to customers' needs.
It says that while younger buyers are after fun-to-drive, sporty vehicles that look good, they, like their parents, have come to appreciate Toyota's attributes of quality, dependability and reliability. So, with new Toyota vehicles evolving to feature the dynamic styling and young peoples' desire... it only made sense.

Martin Shkreli Talks Issues With Wu-Tang Clan, Other Controversies :::: #Music

Martin Shkreli
Finance figure Martin Shkreli has been the most hated man on the Internet over the past several months. First for increasing the price of an HIV medication, but then in the hip-hop world, after purchasing the one-of-one Wu-Tang Can album, Once Up A Time In Shaolin... as well as a beef with Ghostface Killah.
He appeared on Power 105's The Breakfast Club to address all the topics, as well as breaking down his upbringing, which many assume to be privileged.
In the interview, Shkreli reveals that he grew up in Brooklyn from a poor family, before explaining his issues with the Wu-Tang Clan, specifically Ghostface and why he went at him.
Watch the full interview below.

Max B Breaks Silence Regarding Kanye West’s “SWISH” Title :::: #Music

Kanye West and Max B
While Wiz Khalifa accused Kanye West of biting Max B, regarding the album title change to WAVES, the incarcerated rapper has yet to address the controversy... until now.
Max B called in to Power 105's The Breakfast Club on Wednesday (Feb. 3), during which he expressed his support for Kanye's choice of album titles.
"I like Kanye," he said. "I appreciate it. I love it. Thank you."

Wiz Khalifa Addresses Apology From Kanye West :::: #Music

Wiz Khalifa
Wiz Khalifa made his media rounds in NYC on Tuesday, where he discussed a number of topics, including his new album Khalifa.
But, the hot topic was his beef with Kanye West, who has apologized. Ye tweeted this week that he and Wiz had a "great convo", which culminated with the two squashing their beef.
When asked about it on Tuesday, Wiz confirmed the news.

Tyga Gets Dapper in Pages of DuJour Magazine :::: #Music

Tyga Gets Dapper in Pages of DuJour Magazine
Tyga appears in the pages of the latest issue of DuJour magazine, opening up the doors on his new crib for the spread.
In the spread, the Los Angeles rapper sports his newly-dyed blond hair and diamond rings, as well as a striped black-and-white BILLY jacket over a Givenchy shirt.
Check out the photos above, and some of the highlights of the piece below, viaDuJour.com.

WWE Diva Sunny Challenges Chyna to “Sex Match” :::: #Entertainment

Tammy Sytch and Chyna
Following the release of her sex tape with Vivid, former WWE Diva Tammy "Sunny" Sytch is challenging former rival, also turned porn star, Chyna.
According to TMZ, Sunny wants Chyna to film a tape with her... which TMZ calls a "sex match".
"Without a doubt she can kick my ass in the wrestling ring, but I really don't think she stands a chance against me where it matters most. In the bedroom," she tells TMZ.
Sytch says it can be a one-on-one scene... or with a man to see "who taps out first." LOL.

Adidas Unveils James Harden Crazylight Boost 2.5 “All-Star” PE :::: #Fashion

Adidas James Harden Crazylight Boost 2.5 All-Star PE
Adidas unveiled this week, the the James Harden Crazylight Boost 2.5 PE, which the Houston Rockets star will sport during this year's All-Star Game.
The sneaker is the fourth basketball installment of the Aurora Borealis footwear collection, which is inspired by Toronto’s vibrant, cosmopolitan culture and the Northern Lights that paint the sky in upper parts of Canada... and the host of the 2016 NBA All-Star Game.

Apartments.com Taps Lil Wayne for Super Bowl 50 Commercial :::: #LifeStyle

Apartments.com Taps Lil Wayne for Super Bowl 50 Commercial
Lil Wayne is "movin' on up" in a Super Bowl 50 ad spot for Apartments.com. Here's a look at the commercial, which will air during the big game this Sunday.
In it, actor Jeff Goldblum stars as Silicon Valley maverick Brad Bellflower, who plays the piano and is joined by a choir as he sings the theme song to the 1980s sitcom, The Jeffersons. When he moves to the top of a high-rise, he finds Weezy and an actor playing George Washington, who are grilling.
Check out the full ad spot above.

Nabisco Introduces “Filled Cupcake” Oreos :::: #LifeStyle

Nabisco Introduces 'Filled Cupcake' Oreos
Nabisco is offering up a limited edition version of its classic cookie, the Oreo.
This time around, the company introduces a "Filled Cupcake" edition, which features the Oreo's traditional chocolate wafers, but instead of a vanilla creme center, it's filled with chocolate frosting and vanilla cream in the middle.
The "Filled Cupcake" Oreo hits shelves in the U.S. on Feb. 8 for a limited time... so make sure you grab some before they're all gone.

“Suicide Squad” Trailer Recreated From Cartoon Clips :::: #Entertainment

Suicide Squad Trailer Recreated From Cartoon Clips
A Youtuber previously recreated the X-Men: Apocalypse trailer from 1990s cartoons, and now, someone else has done the same with the recent official trailer for Suicide Squad.
Youtuber Reuven White recreated the new trailer, with cartoon clips from the DC Animated Universe, synced perfectly with the trailer's original audio and scenes.

Amazon to Open 300-400 Physical Bookstores :::: #LifeStyle

Amazon Books
Although a number of bookstores have gone out of business, thanks tot he advent of Amazon.com, the online retail giant seems to still believe in it.
Large mall CEO Sandeep Mathrani revealed the news in an interview with Dow Jones, saying Amazon is the planning to open around 300-400 brick-and-mortar bookstores... though its unclear when.

Kanye West Says He & Wiz Khalifa Have Squashed Beef :::: #Music

Kanye West and Wiz Khalifa
As fast as Kanye West's beef with Wiz Khalifa took over the Internet, it has been resolved.
Mere days after the two exchanged words online, the two have talked... and squashed the beef.
Kanye took to Twitter on Tuesday (Feb. 2), revealing the news. "Me and Wiz spoke yesterday. Great convo. All positive," he wrote.

9th Annual Roots Picnic Announced :::: #Music

The Roots
The Roots have announced the line-up and date for its ninth-annual Roots Picnic.
Set for June 9 at Philadelphia's Festival Pier, the show will be headlined by Future, Usher (backed by The Roots) and Leon Bridges.
Other acts on the bill, including Kehlani, DMX, Migos, Willow Smith, Lil Dicky and Metro Boomin, among others.

Tinashe Sets a Thirst Trap on Complex Cover :::: #Music

Tinashe covers Complex
Tinashe sets a thirst trap, gracing the cover of Complex's February/March 2016 issue... in her sexiest shoot ever.
"This is definitely a racy photo shoot," she tells the mag. "This is probably one of my racier ones. The only other one that could rival this shoot is my Playboy shoot but I think this one's actually hotter."
As Tinashe preps her sophomore album Joyride, she shows off a lot of skin, while discussing the upcoming project, her career pre-"2 On", and her high school dating struggles in the accompanying interview.
Below are some excerpts. See the rest at Complex.

Cam Newton is Odds Favorite for Super Bowl MVP

Cam Newton
Bettors in Las Vegas have their money on Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton for Super Bowl 50.
According to ESPN, Cam is the odds-on favorite to be named MVP for this weekend's Super Bowl.
He's listed at odds of 5-7 (-140) at William Hill, where 48 percent of bets in the Super Bowl MVP pool was on Newton, as of Monday evening.
Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning is the second favorite at 7-2, while Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly (15-1) and Broncos defensive end Von Miller (20-1) have received more bets than Manning.