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VIBE Game Club: ‘NBA 2K23’ Impressions With 2K Games, Cade Cunningham, and Tyler Herro

2K held an event called the House of Greatness at The Delano in Las Vegas during NBA 2K23 Summer League on Thursday (July 7). VIBE Magazine was on the scene to absorb as much of the game as possible. In addition, the VIBE team participated in a few Play Now matches on NBA 2K23 for the PlayStation 5 to dive deeper into an early build of the new basketball game. Yes, we are bringing back this experience for those that may be considering Xmas gifts like this one. NBA 2K23 offered four teams as you

“We Belong In Classical Music:” Orchestra Noir Brings Black Excellence To Atlanta

Rick Ross performs with Orchestra Noir during Red Bull Symphonic at the Atlanta Symphony Hall in Atlanta, Georgia on November 4th, 2022. It’s a nippy autumn afternoon in Atlanta. Maestro Jason Ikeem Rodgers is pacing about the semi-desolate Atlanta Symphony Hall, grinning warmly and nodding to his bandmates as they unpack their instruments. Polishing. Tuning. More polishing. He takes a seat in one of the scarlet-colored chairs in the hall’s belly, digesting the pre-show atmosphere—the calm befo

Biggie Graces Marvel’s ‘Deadpool’ Limited-Edition Comic Book Cover

Rapper Notorious B.I.G. aka Biggie Smalls (Christopher Wallace) performs on October 5, 1995 during the UrbanAid Lifebeat concert at Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York. Biggie’s memory lives on through Marvel Comic’s newest Hip-Hop variant cover. According to an official press release from Marvel, the Notorious B.I.G is the posthumous star on the limited-edition cover of Deadpool (2022). The American comic book publisher revealed the cover earlier this month. It will pay homage to

Kid Cudi Making Final Album For Day-One Fans After Talk Of Retirement

Kid Cudi has revealed his next album will be his last. Cudi disclosed the information on Sunday (Nov. 6) when he tweeted that he has one more album left in his deal with Republic Records. The Cleveland entertainer expressed that he’s working on an LP that would satisfy his day-one fans, but that the project would arrive in 2024 at the earliest. “I’m doing one more album, and then I’m done with my deal, and not sure what ima do after that, but yea, one more,” Cudder tweeted. “Won’t be next year

21 Savage Says He’d Beat XXL Freshman Classmates In A ‘Verzuz,’ Kodak Black Responds

21 Savage attends The “2021 Soul Train Awards” Presented By BET at The Apollo Theater on November 20, 2021 in New York City. 21 Savage is confident that none of his peers can compete with him. During a Clubhouse conversation on Sunday (Nov. 6), the British-born rapper declared he’s the man to beat in a Verzuz and expressed that nobody from his 2016 XXL Freshman class could come close. Even when DJ Akademiks mentioned heavy hitters from his class, such as Kodak Black, Savage doubled down on his

Dr. Dre Inducts Eminem Into Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame

Rappers Dr. Dre (L) and Eminem perform onstage during The 53rd Annual GRAMMY Awards held at Staples Center on February 13, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. Dr. Dre has inducted his longtime collaborator, Eminem, into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Saturday night (Nov. 5) saw Dre take to the stage to recount their storied relationship, including discovering from Interscope Records co-founder Jimmy Iovine that Em was white. Dr. Dre also praised Shady for his contributions to the culture and for b

Takeoff, Migos Rapper, Shot Dead At 28

Takeoff of Migos performs on the Coachella Stage during day 2 of the Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival (Weekend 1) at the Empire Polo Club on April 15, 2017 in Indio, California. Takeoff, a member of the Atlanta-based trio Migos, has died at 28. According to Rolling Stone, Takeoff, née Kirsnik Khari Ball was shot and killed in Houston on Tuesday morning (Nov. 1). The shooting occurred around 2:30 am at Billiards and Bowling as Ball was hanging with his uncle and fellow Migos bandmate, Q

Elon Musk Responds To LeBron James Calling Out Surge In Racial Slurs On Twitter

LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers attends a game between the Lakers and the Phoenix Suns during the 2022 NBA Summer League at the Thomas & Mack Center, Elon Musk attends The 2022 Met Gala Celebrating "In America: An Anthology of Fashion" at The Metropolitan Museum of Art LeBron James called on Elon Musk to handle the increase in racial slurs on after he purchased the social media site, and Musk has responded. On Friday (Oct. 29), James took to the app to air his grievances about the influ

Kyrie Irving Defends Tweet About Controversial Documentary: “I Do Not Stand With Alex Jones‘ Position”

Kyrie Irving #11 of the Brooklyn Nets looks on during the second quarter of Game Two of the Eastern Conference First Round NBA Playoffs against the Boston Celtics at TD Garden on April 20, 2022 in Boston, Massachusetts. Kyrie Irving went back and forth with a reporter during a post-game conference, where he clarified his stance on controversial right-wing pundit Alex Jones. After the Brooklyn Nets’ loss to the Indiana Pacers on Saturday night (Oct. 29), Irving was asked about the now-deleted t

Michael B. Jordan Describes Challenge Of Directing And Starring In ‘Creed III’

Actor Michael B. Jordan attends the photocall for "Farenheit 451" during the 71st annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 12, 2018 in Cannes, France. Michael B. Jordan is being transparent about his process of directing and starring in the upcoming film, Creed III. In an interview with Collider, the 35-year-old actor discussed being in front and behind the camera while bringing the third installment of the franchise to life and frankly described the difficulty of his experie

Frank Ocean Launches ‘Homer Radio’ Show On Apple Music

Singer Frank Ocean arrives at the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 10, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. On Thursday night (Oct. 27), Frank Ocean’s luxury company, Homer, launched the inaugural episode of its weekly show on Apple’s premiere streaming service. Ocean dubbed Homer Radio‘s first episode, which features DJ CRYSTALLMESS, as “an office soundtrack” and detailed that the experience intends to grant listeners “a one-hour window into what plays around our office aft

The LOX Are “In The Process” Of Getting Publishing Back From Diddy

Styles P, Jadakiss, and Sheek Louch of The Lox perform onstage during the 4th Annual TIDAL X: Brooklyn at Barclays Center of Brooklyn on October 23, 2018 in New York City. During a conversation with Joe Budden on Amazon Live’s AMP on Thursday (Oct. 27), Jadakiss expressed that The LOX is working closely with Diddy to get their publishing back. Kiss also discussed his desire to go independent after he satisfies his Def Jam contract. “I’ll probably do a partnership, somewhat independent, signed

Killer Mike Finds Power In “Talk’n That Sh*t!” With New Video

Killer Mike has returned with a new video for, “Talk’n That Sh*t!” directed by Seck and released on Thursday (Oct. 27). Mike’s new music video takes the viewer on a tour through the beauty of Atlanta’s Blackness, highlighting strip clubs, gun ranges, restaurants, parking lots full of dancers, and youthful hangout spots featuring joyous kids. The DJ Paul-produced single incorporates a beat switch, transforming the track three times, becoming increasingly slower as the track progresses. As the t

Rihanna To Make Musical Return With ‘Wakanda Forever’ Song, “Lift Me Up”

Rihanna is finally returning to music by way of the Black Panther: Wakanda Forever soundtrack. The singer, 34, teased the audio and song title, “Lift Me Up,” on Twitter with a pre-save link for Spotify and Apple Music users. According to a press release, “Lift Me Up” is a tribute to the life and legacy of Chadwick Boseman and was co-written by Rih, Tems, Oscar-winning composer Ludwig Göransson, and Ryan Coogler. The song was also recorded in five countries and produced by Göransson. “After spe

Vince Staples And Converse Strike Creative Gold In Their New Campaign

Somewhere nestled between Run-D.M.C.’s love for Adidas and Nelly & the St. Lunatics allegedly jacking up the price of Nike’s Air Force 1, West Coast emcees were erecting a shrine to the Converse Chuck Taylor. Over the years, the canvas sneaker has been donned by rap’s elite — Ice Cube, Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre, The Game, DJ Quik, and Kendrick Lamar. So, it’s only fitting that the brand’s latest campaign taps Vince Staples, one of Hip-Hop’s brightest creative phenoms from the West Coast. “It’s just a

Steve Lacy Storms Off Stage After Fan Throws A Camera At Him

Steve Lacy canceled his show at the Orpheum Theater in New Orleans after a fan hit him with a camera. During his Give You the World Tour stop on Monday night (Oct. 24), the Soul Train award-nominated artist paused the show mid-song to address the crowd. In a video that has gone viral, The Internet’s breakout star can be seen cautioning the crowd to stop throwing items on stage. After being hit in the waist with an object, the bassist offered a stern warning. “Yo, don’t throw no sh*t on the f**

Travis Scott Privately Settles First Astroworld Lawsuit

Travis Scott attends the 2021 MTV Video Music Awards at Barclays Center on September 12, 2021 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. Travis Scott has settled his first Astroworld Festival lawsuit. TMZ reports that the Houston rapper settled the suit privately out of court with the Acosta family. However, the reports didn’t specify the settlement’s amount. The Acostas represented Axel Acosta, 21, who journeyed from Washington state to Houston for the annual concert, where he died due to fata

Pharrell Williams’ BBC ICECREAM To Open Flagship Store In Miami

Pharrell Williams attends W Magazine 50th Anniversary presented By Lexus at Shun Lee on October 12, 2022 in New York City. Pharrell Williams’ Billionaire Boys Club ICECREAM is opening a flagship store in Miami. The luxury streetwear brand, founded by Pharrell and NIGO, will bring its newest shop to the Art District in Wynwood, Miami, with its grand opening on Thursday (Oct. 20). BBC ICECREAM’s new brick-and-mortar will function as one part market and one part “canvas” for local and global arti

RHUDE’s Rhuigi Villaseñor Partners With Arizona Coyotes For Upcoming Capsule Collection

Rhuigi Villaseñor attends the GQ Men of the Year Celebration at The West Hollywood EDITION on November 18, 2021 in West Hollywood, California. Fashion visionary Rhuigi Villaseñor and the NHL’s Arizona Coyotes are joining forces for an ambitious union. Villaseñor and the hockey team’s chief brand officer, Alex Meruelo Jr., have revealed the RHUDE founder has been appointed Creative Strategist by way of the Meruelo Group. Through his agency, Rheimagine, the fashion phenom will oversee the creati

Marvel Studios’ ‘Armor Wars’ Starring Don Cheadle Upgraded To Film Release

Director Don Cheadle attends the 'Miles Ahead' photo call during the 66th Berlinale International Film Festival Berlin at Grand Hyatt Hotel on February 18, 2016 in Berlin, Germany. Armor Wars from Marvel Studios will no longer be a tv show. Instead, according to The Hollywood Reporter, Marvel will redevelop the Don Cheadle-attached Disney+ series into a full-length film after they “committed to getting the story told the right way.” Marvel had initially been looking to begin production on the
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