Pablo Escobar’s Brother Is Suing Netflix Over ‘Narcos’ For $1 Billion!

Roberto Escobar vs. Netflix for the winning bid of $1 billion–will Netflix have to hand it over?

Imagine having one of the most popular shows on the biggest streaming service on the planet. Next, imagine someone wanting to short you out of one BILLION dollars because they ask you to put some respek! on their name.

Unfortunately, this is a real scenario with real people. Pablo Escobar’s brother Roberto de Jesus Escobar Gaviria is threatening Netflix and their popular crime-drama series Narcos with a copyright claim for $1 billion—-that’s billion with a B!

According to documents obtained by the Hollywood Reporter (feel free to glance it over for the specifics), Escobar’s brother filed a lawsuit demanding the large sum of money for using the Medellín cartel founder’s name and story without permission from himself or the family.

Narcos
Wagner Moura as ‘Narcos’ season 1 and 2 protagonist, Pablo Escobar. Photo image from official ‘Narcos’ Facebook page.

Being the boss that he is, or once was, Roberto claims “it is very dangerous” to film any movies in Colombia without the family’s blessing. Asking Netflix to ante up $1 billion is an extremely bold move. Not one to sell himself short, Escobar expressed that he wants the show to be closed down all together if he’s not awarded the $1 billion he’s asking for.

Do you think Roberto Escobar has a right to tell Netflix to pay up? Sound off in the comments below!

Source(s): VICEThe Hollywood Reporter

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Converse Will Drop A New Line of Kicks Made of ACTUAL Jerseys!

Converse and the NBA will be dropping new NBA-influenced kicks to match the jerseys on 9/29! Cop or drop? Read more info on TheOriginalChatman.Com!

Anybody who knows me, knows that I’m not much of a sneakerhead; however, I’ll drop some bread if I’m really feeling the overall aesthetic of a certain pair of kicks. With that being said, I  have to let everyone know about the new line of kicks Converse is ready to drop within D A Y S so like myself, you too can make an informed decision if you want these kicks or not.

According to Complex’s sister site Sole CollectorNike and its sister company Converse (Nike bought the legendary footwear company by in 2013 for $305 million–via The New York Times) are slated to drop new sneakers on Sept. 29th, the same day Nike’s NBA Connected Jersey is being released. The Converse NBA collection is composed of the Gameday, Legend, and Franchise versions of the shoe.

Here’s a quick summary of each variation of the Converse NBA collection:

The Chuck ’70 NBA Gameday

  • Individually numbered
  • Limited to 250 pairs
  • Made of authentic NBA jerseys
  • Backed with a leather lining. Leather interior features NBA logos plus the collaborative Converse x NBA woven labels under the shoe’s tongue.

The Chuck ’70 NBA Legend

  • For the “sophisticated fan”
  • Amazing leather upper
  • Highlights the winning legacies of the the Boston Celtics, the Chicago Bulls, the Golden State Warriors, the Los Angeles Lakers and the New York Knicks.

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The Chuck NBA Franchise

  • Represents 13 teams with embroidered logos 
  • Screen-printed details on the shoes’ uppers
  • Each outsole displays the given team’s city influence
  • Will include Nike’s signature Lunarlon sockliner and micro-suede internal lining strictly for comfort purposes.

As mentioned before, next Friday (Sept. 29th) is when Nike and Converse will bring us the heat with its new merch promoting the upcoming 2017-2018 NBA season. Will you guys cop or drop the merch when it releases? Sound off in the comments below!

Source(s): Sole CollectorNike.com

 

 

Rap Lyrics Land A Georgia Middle School School Teacher in Hot Water Over An Assignment

A Georgia middle school teacher is in hot water this week after using Kodak Black lyrics for a school assignment. Read more on TheOriginalChatman. Don’t forget to like, share, comment and mostly importantly–subscribe!

I remember waaaaaay back in fifth grade, my English teacher Mrs. Fairman (at least I think that was her name!) handed us a in-class assignment with lyrics from Eminem’s classic fight song, “Lose Yourself.” I can’t quite remember the specific instructions of the assignment, but I vividly remember reading the lyrics in class thinking that at the time she was probably the coolest teacher I’ve had in my adolescent life.

Despite the politics regarding the current landscape of rap, one thing fuels rap music more than anything. Lyrics! While some rap artists don’t rely heavily on super lyrical content, there’s no doubt that lyrics can be a powerful force to be  reckoned with—if used correctly.

This was the intention for a Bethune Middle School teacher in DeKalb County, Georgia when she asked students to put a positive spin on the song lyrics of “Drowning” for a school assignment. The song—which peaked #38 on Billboard’s Hot 100 earlier this summer—is originally A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie‘s but includes a feature from controversial Florida rapper Kodak Black.

Kodak Black
Image via Kodak Black’s official Facebook page.

According to ABC Atlanta-affiliate station WSBTV, the lyrics in question stem from Kodak Black’s verse.

I ain’t Jamaican, b*tch I’m Haitian, but I got them shottas

She call me daddy, but I ain’t her motherf*cking father

Crishana Wright, a mother of a student at Bethune, spoke out about the assignment to WSBTV. “It was really against everything that I try to teach them.”

The school’s superintendent released a statement calling the assignment “inappropriate, unacceptable and contrary to our standards.” Furthermore, they revealed to WSB that the teacher responsible for the assignment “has been removed from the classroom and will be held for such poor judgment.”

Although I firmly believe hip-hop can be used as learning tool, my biggest concern here is that the teacher failed to realize young minds, especially those of sixth graders, are extremely delicate with the information and knowledge we fill their heads with. There are several examples the teacher could’ve used to relate to her students with.

Thoughts? Comments? Questions? 

Feel free to drop them below!

Source(s): HipHopDx, WSB-TV

Will Smith Says Barrack Obama Gave Him the Green Light to Portray Him In A Movie

According to Will Smith, Barrack Obama gave him the green light to play him in a future movie role. It’d be a hit for sure!

I don’t know about y’all, but I definitely miss Barrack as our president. He exemplified the embodiment of grown man swag–plus he was the coolest president ever on so many levels! It’s only a matter of time before we are blessed with a movie focused on his life as the 44th POTUS.

While not currently official, Will Smith shared with The Late Late Show host James Corden that Barrack Obama granted Smith the permission to portray him in a movie role in the future. It was during Tuesday’s (August 8th) debut episode of Corden’s wildly successful Carpool Karaoke segment—which is now a stand-alone show on Apple Music—in which Smith jokingly revealed the news.

“I talked to Barack about it. He told me that he felt confident that I had the ears for that role.” Watch the first Carpool Karaoke episode below!

 

 

 

 

 

Source: The Fader 

Kelly Rowland and Syd to Collab for Rowland’s Next Album

Kelly Rowland and Syd to Collab for Rowland’s Next Album. Read more info on TheOriginalChatman. As always like, share, comment, and provide feedback!

The beautiful and extremely talented Kelly Rowland hasn’t dropped a new album since 2013’s, Talk A Good Game. However, she still has her foot deep within her music.

Recently on a Beats 1 radio show, Rowland discussed her upcoming music, and even mentioned a collaboration with someone in the industry whose been gaining a lot of traction lately. The collaborator will be none other than Syd, the lead singer of The Internet (the Odd Future affiliated soul-R&B band). Apparently Kelly is a huge fan of Syd’s voice and her music.

According to Rowland, she thinks everything about her voice “is just so effortless”  which allows her to be sucked in while Syd sings. She used the hit Internet song “Girl” as a reference to express her fandom for the leading lady.

Besides her love of all things Syd, Kelly discussed the delay in new music while also dabbling on finding a neutral ground between youth and older age. “I’m in this really glorious time where I’m receiving a lot of information and I feel like I have to give that back out too.”

I’m sure once Kelly and Syd release their collab together, our ears will be blessed with amazing music. Also, minor spoiler alert! On last night’s episode of HBO’s Insecure, Syd made a cameo on the show! I was lowkey excited, yall!

Want to listen to the full Beats 1 Radio Show? Click here!

Source: Blavity 

Will Packer and Aaron McGruder To Develop Alt-History Series for Amazon: ‘Black America’

Will Packer and Aaron McGruder To Develop Alt-History Series for Amazon: ‘Black America’

 

I’ve never watched HBO’s Game of Thrones, but after last week’s news on the Internet about GoT creators developing an alt-historical based show called Confederate in which the southern states seceded and slavery is legal, it may be difficult for me to get into Thrones now.

In what seems like a direct response to Confederate, Will Packer (Think Like A Man franchises, Ride AlongGirls Trip) and Aaron McGruder (best known for his comic strip turned Adult Swim series The Boondocks) are developing Black America for Amazon Studios.

Aaron McGruder; Will Packer
Side by side photos of Will Packer and The Boondocks creator Aaron McGruder. Image via Rex/Shutterstock.

In the same arena as Confederate, Black America also serves as an alt-history series where newly freed African-Americans create a sovereign nation called New Colonia from the states of Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama as reparations from slavery. 

Previously under wraps, the Black America team decided to reveal the project’s premise. According to Deadline, HBO’s announcement of Confederate was the right time for Packer and McGruder to move forward with their brainchild of a project. “It felt this was the appropriate time to make sure that audiences and the creative community knew that there was a project that preexisted and we are pretty far down the road with it,” Packer told Deadline. Packer even says there are few black Americans today who haven’t considered the concept of reparation.

Furthermore, we can thank activist April Reign (the #OscarsSoWhite hashtag creator) for spearheading the #NoConfederate trending Twitter hashtag.

What are everyone’s thoughts on Confederate and Black America, respectively?

Source(s): DeadlineVariety

Joey Badass and Logic Freestyle on His Instagram

Joey Badass and Logic link up for an impromptu freestyle session during some downtime on the Everybody Tour.

#ICYMI!!!

On Tuesday (Aug. 8th), Logic and Joey Badass posted a video of them vibing out during an impromptu freestyle session. The session was posted to each rapper’s Instagram page, respectively.

Freestyle sessions with my homie @joeybadass

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If you thought they were just hanging out by random, think again. Joey and Logic are currently on tour promoting their albums, All-Amerikkkan Bada$$ and Everybody, the same name of the tour. Although a fire freestyle between both artists, who wouldn’t love to see an actual collaboration flourish from them both?

The Everybody Tour began on July 7th in Salt Lake City and will continue until August 26th where it will conclude in Toronto. Feel free to check out the rest of the tour schedule here.

August 10 – Baltimore, MD @ Pier Six Pavilion
August 12 – Kansas City, MO @ Silverstein Eye Centers Arena
August 13 – Lincoln, NE @ Pinewood Bowl Theater
August 14 – Denver, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre
August 16 – St. Paul, MN @ Roy Wilkins Auditorium
August 18 – Cincinnati, OH @ PNC Pavilion
August 19 – Indianapolis, IN @ Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn
August 20 – Detroit, MI @ Meadowbrook Amphitheater
August 23 – Cleveland, OH @ Jacobs Pavilion
August 24 – Chicago, IL @ Huntington Bank Pavilion
August 26 – Toronto, ON @ Echo Beach

Source(s): Pigeons and Planes