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Steph & Ayesha Curry Get Sexy On The Dancefloor To Celebrate The Golden State Warriors Recent Championship Win

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It’s been a few days now, but the Golden State Warriors are still celebrating their recent NBA Championship win—especially Steph and Ayesha Curry, who recently showed fans a few of their sexy dance moves. Perhaps in an attempt to prove that married couples can still get their grind on while on the dancefloor, Steph and […]

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New Entertainment Ecological Economics System MusixFlix Set To Revolutionize The Future Of Entertainment

MusixFlix will connect content providers and artists with customers while centering on the FLIX cryptocurrency coin

The long-awaited Entertainment Ecological Economics System (EEES) MusixFlix is finally set to launch, much to the delight of artists, content providers, and entertainment consumers alike.

Based around the FLIX cryptocurrency coin, MusixFlix combines a diverse range of services into a one-stop-shop for entertainment consumers worldwide. The EEES includes:

• A cryptocurrency exchange

• eCommerce platform

• NFT Marketplace

• Real estate investment applications

• Ticketing platform

• Booking broker

• Artist promotion services

• Live events

• Movies

• Art

• NFT

• Music

• Record Pool

• Music Distribution 

• Audio Mastering

By focusing on the FLIX cryptocurrency coin, MusixFlix aims to encourage sustainability in the music and entertainment industry, giving control back to fans and creators while doing away with the middleman. By connecting content providers and artists directly with customers, MusixFlix is focused on its core values of sustainability and giving consumers access to a wealth of global entertainment solutions.

Every aspect of MusixFlix is designed around the FLIX cryptocurrency coin – its central membership and financial payments currency.

MusixFlix will launch with an eCommerce platform and a mobile application, with the cryptocurrency system to follow shortly after launch.


‘Power’ Star Omari Hardwick & ‘Snowfall’ Star Damson Idris Link Up For A Photo

‘Power’ Star Omari Hardwick & ‘Snowfall’ Star Damson Idris Link Up For A Photo

While Power stans and Snowfall stans argue online, the respective lead actors of each series recently displayed a sign of solidarity. Omari Hardwick (Power‘s James “Ghost” St. Patrick) posted an Instagram photo with Damson Idris (Snowfall‘s Franklin Saint).

Both James “Ghost” St. Patrick and Franklin Saint are drug dealers. Ghost’s story is set in present-day New York City. The Franklin character drew inspiration from Los Angeles native “Freeway” Rick Ross, the infamous crack-cocaine kingpin who established a nationwide narcotics empire in the 1980s.



“Both played a Saint for make-believe. Both made to make those who been told they can’t… believe they too can achieve,” wrote Omari Hardwick about himself and Damson Idris in the Instagram caption. He added #DandO and #FranklinSaintSaintPatrick to the IG post.

The original Power ran for six seasons from 2014 to 2020. Courtney A. Kemp and Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson’s highly-rated show spawned the Power Book II: GhostPower Book III: Raising Kanan, and Power Book IV: Force spin-offs.

Snowfall began airing on July 5, 2017. It quickly earned critical praise. The John Singleton-created television series premiered its fifth season on February 23, 2022, with the “Comets” and “Commitment” episodes.

While Power stans and Snowfall stans argue online, the respective lead actors of each series recently displayed a sign of solidarity. Omari Hardwick (Power‘s James “Ghost” St. Patrick) posted an Instagram photo with Damson Idris (Snowfall‘s Franklin Saint).
Both James “Ghost” St. Patrick and Franklin Saint are drug dealers. Ghost’s story is set in present-day New York City. The Franklin character drew inspiration from Los Angeles native “Freeway” Rick Ross, the infamous crack-cocaine kingpin who established a nationwide narcotics empire in the 1980s.

“Both played a Saint for make-believe. Both made to make those who been told they can’t… believe they too can achieve,” wrote Omari Hardwick about himself and Damson Idris in the Instagram caption. He added #DandO and #FranklinSaintSaintPatrick to the IG post.



The original Power ran for six seasons from 2014 to 2020. Courtney A. Kemp and Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson’s highly-rated show spawned the Power Book II: Ghost, Power Book III: Raising Kanan, and Power Book IV: Force spin-offs.

Snowfall began airing on July 5, 2017. It quickly earned critical praise. The John Singleton-created television series premiered its fifth season on February 23, 2022, with the “Comets” and “Commitment” episodes.

In addition to his star-making turn in Power, Omari Hardwick’s filmography includes appearances in movies such as For Colored Girls, Sorry to Bother You, and Army of the Dead. Damson Idris is best known for his portrayal of Franklin Saint in Snowfall, but the British actor also starred in Netflix’s Outside the Wire sci-fi action film.



In addition to his star-making turn in Power, Omari Hardwick’s filmography includes appearances in movies such as For Colored GirlsSorry to Bother You, and Army of the Dead. Damson Idris is best known for his portrayal of Franklin Saint in Snowfall, but the British actor also starred in Netflix’s Outside the Wire sci-fi action film.

 

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Ukrainian and Russian Journalists Are Raising Money To Survive

Ukrainian and Russian Journalists Are Raising Money To Survive

Media groups across Europe have raised more than $4 million between GoFundMe campaigns and direct donations for Ukrainian journalists fighting to sustain their coverage.

Ukrainian journalists, covering a war at home that not only threatens their lives, but also their livelihoods, are turning to crowdsourced funds to sustain coverage on the ground and even help relocate news hubs to neighboring countries. A consortium of media groups across Europe have raised more than $4 million in just over two weeks between between GoFundMe campaigns and direct donations, NiemanLab reports. About $1.5 million of those funds have been raised for the Kyiv Independent, and $2.5 million have gone toward other independent Ukrainian press.

The contributions are paying for emergency equipment and supplies such as bulletproof vests and helmets and covering Ukrainian media’s operational costs such as gas and IT, among other forms of support. The coalition of media groups, which includes The Fix, Are We Europe, Jnomics, and the Media Development Foundation, has seen “tremendous support” from Poland, Germany, and the Nordic countries, according to Zakhar Protsiuk, a managing editor at The Fix. “From the long-term perspective, we need to make sure that media, especially those of national significance, will continue to operate and report on the war effectively,” Protsiuk told NiemanLab—which is why some proceeds are helping Ukrainian journalists relocate to neighboring countries and set up hubs. Journalists who were forced to flee Russia are likewise trying to figure out how to rebuild their operations, including those from TV Rain—the last independent TV network in Russia—which went dark on March 3; on Monday, Puck’s Julia Ioffe started a GoFundMe on their behalf.



Meduza, the largest remaining Russian independent news outlet, is also turning to crowdfunding in an attempt to sustain what’s left of the country’s non-state approved reportage, which Vladimir Putin all but outlawed as he signed a law threatening journalists with up to 15 years in prison for calling his war on Ukraine a war (the Kremlin refers to it as a “special military operation”). Meduza asked the rest of the world for help on Monday in a crowdfunding campaign, saying that they had in recent weeks lost funding from 30,000 members—“since the outbreak of this war, transferring money from Russia to Europe has been impossible”—and asking the international community to take their place. “Save Meduza for our Russian readers—and for yourself,” Meduza staff wrote. “We have a duty to tell the truth,” and “millions of readers in Russia who need us.”

The Kremlin has previously tried to censor Meduza, which publishes both in Russian and in English, by tagging it as a “foreign agent,” a label the site was forced to disclose on its work and that caused Meduza to lose most of its advertisers. The newsroom survived thanks to the support of readers—Meduza is based in Latvia, but about 70 percent of their audience is inside Russia—more than 90,000 of which answered Meduza’s crowdfunding appeal to “save Meduza,” the New York Times reported last year. Now, having lost most of their donations and revenue streams from inside Russia, Meduza is hoping the rest of the world will contribute to a new crowdfunding campaign, one asking international donors “on behalf of the many Russians who cannot,” the campaign reads. “Without independent journalism, it will be impossible to stop this monstrous war.”



‘The Chronic,’ ‘Doggystyle,’ & Other Death Row Classics Removed From Streaming Services

‘The Chronic,’ ‘Doggystyle,’ & Other Death Row Classics Removed From Streaming Services

 

Snoop Dogg acquired Death Row Records in February but select 90’s albums from Dr. Dre and The Dogg Pound are no longer on streaming services.

In a recent interview with TIDAL, Snoop shared details about the label’s catalog.

“As far as 2Pac’s masters, 2Pac’s masters came back to him last year. But I got a great relationship with his estate, and I’m pretty sure we’re going to be able to work something out … to continue some Death Row 2Pac business now that Snoop Dogg is in control of Death Row,” he said. “Same with Dr. Dre and The Chronic. I got The Chronic album. I got Doggystyle, Tha Doggfather, Murder Was the Case, Dogg Food, Above the Rim. I got all those records.”



While Billboard reported that 2Pac’s albums are are technically “no longer on the label”, The Chronic might not return to Death Row Records until 2023. Snoop hasn’t confirmed if he ordered removal of the albums, but earlier this month, Dr. Dre’s attorney Howard King countered Snoop’s revelation, sharing with Complex that Dr. Dre owns “100% of The Chronic.”

With Snoop Dogg showing interest in turning Death Row Records into an “NFT label”, it appears that select albums from the legendary gangster rap label are no longer on streaming platforms. Snoop’s 1993 debut Doggystyle has gone amiss, along with The Chronic from Dr. Dre and Tha Dogg Pound debut Dogg Food2Pac‘s All Eyez on Me and posthumous album The Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory are still available to stream, as the label no longer owns the rights to his master recordings.

Days before headlining the Super Bowl LVI halftime show in February, Snoop announced that he’d officially acquired Death Row Records.

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The Gritty Reboot of Gen X’s Nuclear Nightmares

The Gritty Reboot of Gen X’s Nuclear Nightmares

I don’t remember the nightmares exactly, but I remember that after I had them I would walk next door to my parents’ room and stand at the footboard of their bed. It was this raised Formica cabinet, three or four feet off the ground, the kind of thing you probably would have not seen built before or after the first half of the 1980s. I would belly up to it like a bar, ordering a tall glass of please make this stop. I was eight or nine, but it’s also possible I was 12; this could easily be clarified by Googling the release date of the movie that was responsible for a lot of these nightmares, but I don’t want to. I don’t want to see the title or the poster or a screengrab; I don’t want even a glimpse of the YouTube link to the TV commercial for it that I probably saw while just trying to enjoy a nice episode of Mork & Mindy; I don’t want any fresh detail to join the musty, unreliable ones permanently embedded in what counts for my brain.



I never actually watched the movie that scared the shit out of me then and that apparently is not done scaring the shit out of me an upsetting number of decades later. The fear is less about this network made-for-TV movie itself than the moment and environment that made its subject matter—the worldwide effects of total and complete nuclear annihilation—ripe for a network made-for-TV movie. (I know what the name of it is, but I don’t feel like typing it and having the words stare back at me.)

My most concrete memory is a photo from the top corner of a Time magazine cover—the actor Jason Robards with long, white, crazy hair, ostensibly radiation-poisoned, standing atop rubble. I almost certainly read the article inside the issue, which is why I also retain some details about the plot. Robards’s character lived in Lawrence, Kansas, and the movie’s underlying message was that if you thought you were getting off easy from this shit because you lived somewhere like Lawrence, Kansas, you were sorely mistaken. I want to say Steve Guttenberg was in it too, but I am not going to check. I refuse to be brought low by an IMDb page.

This was merely the peak of a long period where global nuclear annihilation was widely thought of as being one diplomatic crisis away. Or maybe it wasn’t even the peak—I was not alive during the Cuban Missile Crisis, when this threat became real and immediate. I did not grow up ducking and covering under my school desk to hide from a mushroom cloud over the playground out the window. But the message was made clear to us all: This could happen, and it could happen tomorrow, and you would be fuuuuuucked. Oh, and your shadow would be burned into the ground somehow after you were vaporized. But the only thing worse than dying in a nuclear holocaust would be not dying in it and having to contend with its hellscape aftermath. Anyway, sleep tight.



I was not scarred by this, or so I had thought. I have not spent all my ensuing years thinking about it; the fear faded, as much standard-issue childhood trauma does, as the circumstances surrounding it do. But now that those circumstances have risen anew and the idea of the entire world being violently vaporized is a distinct possibility being openly discussed like the weather, the degree to which these feelings have returned has been shocking. The memories have not evolved; they have not matured with me or been tempered by earned wisdom. I am now a middle-aged man standing at the foot of a bed that no longer exists, desperate for comfort that no one can give me.

But while the fear is not new, the accompanying shame and overwhelming feeling of infantilization are. You’re supposed to be scared of scary things as a little kid—it’s part of the job description—and we were meant to be scared of Russia specifically. Maybe the fact that it all seems due to the whims of one person makes it feel that much harder to reconcile.

Cowering in the safety of one’s bed as an adult, battling sleep while lit only by a phone screen showing images of real destruction and atrocity happening in Ukraine in real time, feels palpable and embarrassing. These are stories of bravery in the face of unimaginable trauma, of individual valor and defiance in the face of institutional, imperial terror, images of death and destruction inflicted upon innocent families. You want to believe that you would find this courage and tenacity in yourself if faced with such horror, that you would do anything and pay any price to protect your family, your home, your people. But you apparently are also functionally crippled by the mere thought of Jason Robards’s hair.

There is obvious survivor’s guilt in this kind of cowardice, and also a narcissism in even reading these stories and seeing these images and filtering them through your own experience and agenda. It should be enough to empathize and to think of ways to be helpful without doing the math on what the carnage means to you personally. The alternative is hoping that the unchecked death and destruction remain limited to millions of undeserving people in one faraway country, which does not feel like whatever the person who invented the word hope had in mind.

The gritty reboot of nuclear paranoia has become easy group-text fodder for neurotics of a certain age, like being happy for Bob Odenkirk. People who did not grow up under the specter of the Cold War and who did not regularly have terms like “mutually assured destruction” hammered-and-sickled into their consciousness are no less cognizant of the current threat, but those worries may not necessarily feel familiar. Triggered is the word I am dancing around.

The spiritually evolved position, I guess, is to understand that this is a situation I cannot control, no matter how much I try to, or try not to, envision it. Donating, protesting, learning about mutual aid programs—these are real and actionable ways of not only helping the people in the world who need it most, but feeling less helpless and impotent yourself. Be with the people who are important to you, spend your time in ways that feel fulfilling, and try to rid yourself of the things in your life that are not that.


But when it comes to the escalation that could lead to showers of ICBMs, there really does seem precious little an individual can do to exact change. Nothing will really equalize us all like that button being pushed, save for those forward-thinking billionaires who have already decamped to their tricked-out New Zealand bunkers. Dying horribly, and hopefully instantly, within minutes of the action is the last thing left that can’t really be argued about or reasoned with. Until then, the choice seems to be: Think about it or do not think about it. People who do the latter are likely to have an easier time.

My solution when I was younger was to read more, to learn more about the things that worried me most as a means of feeling some semblance of control. I understood missile trajectories and likely targets, tried to calculate what the fallout would be around my house if Times Square were a primary target. I was a hypochondriac who read about the conditions I imagined myself to be suffering from in order to debunk them, only to accidentally skip to the wrong page and find something entirely new to be upset about.

This has certainly been my coping mechanism throughout COVID. The hours and days I spent poring over jargony epidemiology threads, analyzing the relative efficacies of various vaccination combinations, and trying to calculate the risk probability of every activity my family undertook for two years seemed pretty wasted once we all just caught it anyway. It would be nice to have that time back, although I’m not sure what I would have done with it anyway.

For a generation shaped by the threat of annihilation and The Day After, Vladimir Putin’s threats have awakened fears we thought were long gone.



Young Dolph Autopsy Report Reveals He Was Hit By 22 Bullets Before He Passed Away

Young Dolph Autopsy Report Reveals He Was Hit By 22 Bullets Before He Passed Away

 

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Nearly four months have passed since the late Young Dolph was fatally gunned down in his hometown of Memphis on November 17th, 2021. While fans and Dolph’s loved ones continue to mourn his life, new information about his autopsy is revealed. According to Fox 13 Memphis, the West Tennessee Regional Forensic Center released the autopsy showing he was unfortunately shot a total of 22 times. The details are heartbreaking.

The West Tennessee Regional Forensic Center states Dolph was shot throughout his body, including his right back, center back, left-back, right arm, left arm, left chest, and left abdomen. In addition, in his right chin, right neck, right wrist, and right shoulder. At the time of the shooting, which took place at Makeda’s Homemade Butter Cookies on Airways Blvd. near Ketchum Rd. there was no information about the amount of time the ‘Get Paid’ rapper was shot.

The news of Dolph’s shooting quickly had his name trending on Twitter. Many found the news unsettling. One person tweeted, “Was it necessary to know how many times Young Dolph was shot?!” Another tweeted, “I truly believe that unless you are a family member or law enforcement with a need to know. Autopsy reports SHOULD NOT. DO NOT. Need to be made public. The general public DOESN’T NEED TO KNOW.”



Dolph isn’t the only celebrity that has had his autopsy report shared. Recently Bob Saget’s cause of death was revealed, and Michael K. Willams. Bob died of blunt force trauma to the head, and his death was classified as an accident. As we reported, Michael passed away due to an overdose after using fentanyl-laced heroin.

At this time, no other updates have been reported about whether or not Dolph’s suspected murderers, Justin Johnson and Cornelius Smith, have been charged in connection to the case. No further information has been released about Shundale Barnett, who has a warrant for his involvement in the murder. As well as Devin Burns and Joshua Taylor, who are listed as persons of interest in the murder of Young Dolph. We continue to keep his loved ones in our thoughts.

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Drake’s OVO brand and Playboy, to launch collaboration apparel, on March 18

Drake’s OVO brand and Playboy, to launch collaboration apparel, on March 18

OVO and Playboy collaboration will be released on March 18

OVO and Playboy collaboration will be released on March 18 Drake is still regarded as one of the biggest artists in the world, and continues to lock in some of the biggest endorsement deals. The latest comes with the iconic Playboy brand, as Drake’s OVO brand is collaborating with them, on new apparel.

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Tekashi 6ix9ine Says He’s Unable To Pay For Damages From 2018 Robbery: “I Am Struggling To Make Ends Meet”

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He ain’t got it! Roommates, Tekashi 6ix9ine, is trying to find a way to get out of paying damages for his involvement in the robbery of two people on April 3rd, 2018. If you recall, in 2020, Seketha Wonzer and Kevin Dozier sued him for battery and emotional distress. The two claim 6ix9ine traumatized them and ruined their lives after members of the Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods robbed them in a case of mistaken identity.

According to court documents obtained by AllHipHop, 6ix9ine admitted he is going broke, has no record deal, and is struggling to maintain his lifestyle. In the declaration, 6ix9ine revealed, “Right now, I am struggling to make ends meet. I do not know if I will ever command the kind of advances I was paid before my arrest, and my career stalled.”

Reports state the Brooklyn rapper’s deal with TenThousand Projects expired last month, and he has not released music since his 2020 album ‘TattleTales.’ 6ix9ine does have a publishing deal. However, his royalty account remains unrecouped due to significant advances he accepted. In addition, he is not receiving any income from the agreement.



6ix9ine also wrote in the declaration, “It will surely bankrupt me in a way from which I will never recover to the permanent detriment and hardship of the family members who rely upon me.” 6ix9ine says that the income he receives supports himself, his two infant children, and their mother. He also supports his mother and brother.

Currently, Judge John P. Cronan has not stated the amount of damages 6ix9ine would be responsible for paying Seketha and Kevin, but it could be in the millions.

X-Members, we will keep yall updated as new information becomes available!

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Klay Thompson gets mad and walks off the court after dumb foul | Warriors at Lakers [VIDEO]

LOS ANGELES, CA – MARCH 05: Los Angeles Lakers guard Russell Westbrook #0 drives on Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson #11 during the Golden State Warriors vs Los Angeles Lakers game on Match 05, 2022, at Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles, CA. (Photo by Jevone Moore/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

 

 

Klay Thompson gets mad and walks off the court after dumb foul Since 2014, the Golden State Warriors have been what the Los Angeles Lakers used to be in the league. A lot has been said about the Lakers struggles, since 2012.

Since 2014, the Golden State Warriors have been what the Los Angeles Lakers used to be in the league. A lot has been said about the Lakers struggles, since 2012. During that time span, the Lakers have only made the playoffs three times. One of those times they won the championship. Over the past eight years, with the exception of last year, only four teams have won the title. Despite the struggles, the Lakers were one of those teams.



Ironically, the year the Lakers won the title was the year the Warriors’ struggles left them with the NBA’s worst record. That season inspired Steph Curry’s MVP caliber play of the past two seasons. Last year, it was good enough to get the Warriors to the play-in. At times, this year, Curry’s play has made the Warriors look like the NBA’s best team. No question, the Warriors have struggled with Draymond Green being out. But, they still managed a nine game winning streak.

Klay Thompson returned during this run and he originally played well. But with the Warriors’ recent struggles, Klay Thompson has also struggled. Last night, the Warriors took on the Lakers, playing them in Los Angeles. In the third quarter, Klay Thompson made a bad defensive play. His play led to him fouling Austin Reaves, as he made a three pointer. Clearly, this upset Klay Thompson who not only left the game, but walked back to the locker room.

Klay Thompson gets mad and walks off the court after dumb foul



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