Weekly Wrap-Up [July 2nd-July 7th]

Mon. 7/2

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Simple and straight to the point, Lebron James’ sports agency, Klutch Sports Group, made a quiet announcement with a press release announcing that he’ll play with the Lakers.

1. Lebron James signs a four-year contract with the Los Angeles Lakers!

  • King James f.k.a. Lebron James is taking his talents to the Lakers, and did so in the quietest fashion ever..with a press release and practically no press conference this time!

Tues. 7/3

2.  The official remix to Ella Mai’s “Boo’d Up” features guest verses from Nicki Minaj and Quavo.

  • Apparently the Internet hates it, and some people hated it before even hearing it. Me personally…I’m with the Internetz…issa no for me dawg!
  • Listen to the official remix here.

Wed. 7/4

3. 2 Chainz’s Twitter account was hacked..and man was it ugly!

  • 2 Chainz made a video responding to the hacker and he seemed pretty chill about it. Kudos to him!

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[Source: BET]

Thurs. 7/5

4. Chance the Rapper is newly engaged!

  • Earlier this week, Chance the Rapper celebrated the the fourth of July and freaked it (*Kendrick Lamar “King’s Dead” ad-lib).
  • On the day most people in the United States seem to hate the most, Chance made sure to make the holiday a memorable one: by proposing to his long-time girlfriend and baby’s mother, Kirsten Corley.
  • Surrounded by loved ones at a barbecue, Chance alluded to the proposal with this tweet:

Here’s video footage of the proposal, in which Chance asked, “Will you make me a man and be my wife?”

  • A “fan”  disapproved of Chance’s proposal and Chano wasn’t having it. Chance exchanged tweets and even went as far as to personally DM this Twitter user. What do y’all think? Be sure to sound off in the comments below!

Fri. 7/6

5. Nicki Minaj and Ariana Grande drop the video for their duet, “Bed.”

  • So prior to making this post, I spent roughly 5 minutes watching the video for Nicki Minaj‘s latest duet with Ariana Grande. The video was bleh, and the video seemed very lackluster for a song that’s supposed to give a sexy summer-time vibe.
  • Nicki spends her time rolling around in the ocean as a mermaid, and towards the end magically transforms back into her human form to be on time for a date with Odell Beckham, Jr. from the New York Giants. Whoopee!
  • “If the Barbz and Arianators (fan bases for Nicki and Ariana, respectively) come for my neck, and I don’t come back from war..mark these as my last words…”

Sat. 7/7

6. Drake’s Scorpion album becomes the first project ever to hit one billion streams in a week across all platforms!

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“Scorpion” broke records with one billion streams globally! Photo via Drake’s Instagram (@champagnepapi).
  • Champagne Papi. The 6 God. Drizzy. Whatever you may call him..Drake seemingly continues to shatter records with almost every album he drops!
  • According to Billboard, The superstar rapper’s newest effort became the first album to reach one BILLION global streams across all digital platforms.
  • Prior to Scorpion tearing up global streaming records, Post Malone‘s beerbongs & bentleys held the global record with  under 700 million streams.
  • Congrats due to Drake! Let’s all help him celebrate by doing the #InMyFeelings / #DoTheShiggy challenge.

[Source(s): Billboard]

 

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Weekly Wrap-Up [June 11th-17th]

Jay-Z and Beyonce dropped a joint album last night! While on tour! Oh yeah, some other things happened to. TheOriginalChatman.com

Welcome to a new installment of TheOriginalChatman’s Weekly Wrap-Up! Happy Father’s Day weekend to all the fathers and fatherly figures around the world! Here’s what happened this past week.

Mon. 6/11

1.  Jay-Z and Beyoncé reveal risque photos from their On the Tour Run II tour.

  • Without a doubt, Jay-Z and Beyoncé have been extremely influential in crafting the narrative behind the term “power couple.”
  • This week the pair granted fans access to some NSFW photos promoting the second installment of their On The Run Tour. 
  • Beyoncé looks effortlessly comfortable in these photos while Jay-Z looks..well..uncomfortable! Be sure to give your comments below about the new tour photos.

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2. PEOPLE Magazine reveal the scoop about Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson’s surprise engagement—after only weeks of them dating!

  • Saturday Night Live cast member Pete Davidson (24) and pop superstar Ariana Grande (also 24) are engaged after weeks of dating. The engagement has been confirmed by People.
  • The month of May was a shaky time for both Davidson and Grande, as they both were somewhat fresh off breakups with their previous significant others.
  • Moments after the news went public, Grande tweeted a emoji-filled message full of bliss. Check out Grande’s tweet and the beautiful new couple’s Kodak moment below.

“i love u 🙈🙈🙈🙈🙈🙈🙈🙈🙈🙈🙈🙈🙈🙈 sm 🙈🙈🙈🙈🙈🙈🙈🙈🙈🙈🙈🙈🙈🙈🙈🙈🙈🙈🙈🙈🙈🙈🙈🙈 ok bye”

— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) June 11, 2018

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Photo via Instagtam (@arianagande)

[Source: People]

Weds. 6/13

3. Drake reveals release date for his upcoming album, Scorpion.

  • The Drake-Pusha T battle is over…as far as we’re concerned.
  • 6 God took to Instagram earlier this week to reveal the album art for Scorpion, which drops on June 29th. Here it is below!
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Album art for Drake’s upcoming album, “Scorpion” slated for a June 29th release. Photo via Drake’s Instagram (@champagnepapi).

Thurs. 6/14

4. French Montana becomes a US citizen.

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  • According to multiple reports from Fader and TMZ, French Montana is now a U.S. citizen!

[Source: Fader]

Fri. 6/15

5.  Cardi B and Offset’s Rolling Stone photo-shoot was leaked early!

  • There’s no stopping the meteoric star power of Cardi B. Cardi has a busy summer schedule, on top of prepping to be a new mommy!
  • Despite her and Offset‘s Rolling Stone July cover being leaked early, Cardi put the cover on her Instagram and informed her fans that they’ll be having a girl!
  • Check out the cover below and be sure to hit up the comments with your thoughts.

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Sat. 6/16 – Sun 6/17

6.  Jay-Z and Beyoncé drop their joint album, Everything is Lovewhile currently on the second installment of their “On The Run” tour.

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Album art for Everything is Love.
  • Imagine being on a world tour with your superstar wife and dropping an album because you BOTH felt like it!
  • That’s exactly what Jay-Z and Beyoncé did last night via their exclusive streaming service, TIDAL.
  • The couple’s joint project, Everything Is Love, boasts only nine songs. They refer to themselves as “The Carters.” Stream it here to listen. 

 [Source(s): PitchforkHuh Magazine] 

Thanks for rockin’ with TheOriginalChatman! Be back next week! Don’t forget to check out my review of Superfly. Happy Sunday everyone!

Lil Uzi Vert Teams Up With Nav for “Wanted You”

Lil Uzi and Nav (from the XO camp) team up on “Wanted You.” Is the track HOT or NOT? Sound off in the comments!

 

I’m gonna be honest…I may not be the biggest fan of Lil Uzi Vert; however, I must admit  that his album slaps in the whip now and then. Luv is Rage 2 charted at number one on the Billboard 200 with his hit song “XO Tour Llif3.” In addition to “XO Tour Llif3”, Uzi released his follow-up single “The Way Life Goes” which chronicles the same vein as “Tour Llif3”—a failed relationship.

Furthermore, with an assisted verse from Nicki Minaj, she helped Uzi take the song to new heights. Minaj took to Instagram to preview a snippet of her “The Way Life Goes” verse and bam—it’s now an official remix.

The charismatic Philly rapper isn’t slowing down. Uzi and XO artist Nav released “Wanted You” on Thursday night, a heavily auto-tuned track dedicated to a bitter relationship that shouldn’t have happened. Listen to both tracks below and sound off in the comments if they’re hot or not.

Sidebar: The sample from Uzi’s “The Way Life Goes” is from a 2015 song called “Landslide” by Oh Wonder, an R&B duo from the U.K. I’ve been bumpin’ their eponymous album and it’s pretty solid. Feel free to check it out!

Source(s): Wikipedia, RESPECT., XXL

John Mayer Attempted to Shoot His Shot with Nicki Minaj–Did He Land It?

 

I’m pretty sure a lot of guys—celebs and non-celebs alike—have tried shooting their shot with the self-proclaimed Queen of Rap, Nicki Minaj. I mean who could blame them, right? 

Recently, a not-so-regular guy by the name of John Mayer confessed via his Twitter that he spends “an inordinate amount of time” thinking if Nicki would love him or crush him. Not necessarily in those words, but you get the gist. Check out Mayer’s tweet from Friday night. According to an article from Complex, he’s a changed man regarding his thoughts on interracial dating that go all the way back to 2010.

If Mayer and Minaj actually were a thing in the foreseeable future, it could possibly jeopardize her friendship with Katy Perry, seeing as how Perry and Mayer dated for a while a few years back.

Celebrities going for each other may not exactly be breaking news; however I though we could all use a break from the bleak reality of hurricanes and other political mishaps from our government.