Acid Rap Anniversary

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One year ago, rising star Chance the Rapper released his second mixtape, and claim to fame, Acid Rap. The 13 song mixtape, which definitely had the feel of an album, was critically acclaimed by Rolling Stone, being ranked the 26th best album/mixtape of the year. Personally, I had it ranked as the second best rap/hip-hop album of 2013, only behind Yeezus.
Afer his big release, Chance went on his Social Experiment tour for 3 months, and featured on Justin Beiber’s radio hit ‘Confident’, Lil Wayne’s ‘You Song’, and Childish Gambino’s latest album Because The Internet. Chance was also performing at Coachella with OutKast and various other groups, but had to cancel the rest of his appearances due to illness. Today Chance released a new song titled ‘I am Very Very Lonely.” Which hopefully is only the beginning of his new music to come.

Spring ’14 “Crowned Society” Lookbook

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We are pleased to announce our second collection, “Crowned Society“. We were able to make it through a rough winter, so we are delighted to give you all a 100% cotton tank top featuring our classic logo on the bank and simple “Rated” on the front being model by Marq Kintzer. And also enjoy our white tee, the “Barcode” t-shirt when you are relaxing in the sun this spring, also being modeled by Alyssa Hernandez. All of this apparel will be featured on our SHOP page. Check out the lookbook below and thanks for everyone’s support. #CrownedSociety

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2 Chainz Upcoming EP

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Atlanta rapper 2 Chainz is set to release a seven song EP entitled Freebase on May 5th. The tracklist has been released, along with the cover art. The EP will contain features from Rick Ross, Lil Boosie, ASAP Rocky, Cap 1, and Ty Dolla $ign and have production from Mike Will Made It and Young Chop. Below is the tracklist.

1. Don’t Do It (Intro)
2. Trap Back (Prod. By Street Symphony & 808XElite)
3. Freebase (Prod. By C Note)
4. Flexxin On Baby Mama (Prod. By DJ Paul & TWhy)
5. WudaCudaShuda Feat. Lil Boosie (Prod. By Mike WiLL Made It)
6. Crib In Closet Feat. Rick Ross & ASAP Rocky (Prod. By Metro Boomin & 808 Mafia)
7. They Know Feat. Cap 1 & Ty Dolla $ign (Prod. By Young Chop)

Donald Sterling’s Racist Remarks

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Sadly for the NBA, and humans as a whole, another case of racism has dominated headlines over the past few days, after an audio recording of Los Angeles Clippers Donald Sterling making horribly racist remarks during an arguement with his girlfriend was released to the public.

Sterling was upset after his girlfriend posted a picture on Instagram with Magic Johnson, which in the recording she described as someone she admired due to his impact within his community and the world. The comments disgusted Sterling.
“I’m just saying it’s too bad that you can’t admire him privately, and during your entire fucking life, your whole life, admire him, bring him here, feed him, fuck him, I don’t care. You can do anything, but don’t put him on an Instagram for the world to have to see so they have to call me. And don’t bring him to my games,” said Sterling.

Sterling goes on to justify racism by saying it’s the culture, and that he can’t and doesn’t want to change it. When asked if he realized his whole team was black, Sterling said, “Do I know? I support them and give them food, and clothes, and cars, and houses. Who gives it to them? Do I know that I have — who makes the game? Do I make the game, or do they make the game?”
Essentially, the only reason their lives are supported are because of him.

The comments drew responses from people everywhere, including Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, Lebron James and Barack Obama, all saying he should not be able to own a team any longer. Johnson said he would never attend a Clippers game again while Sterling was the owner. Others have taken action, as Sterling was set to recieve a lifetime achievement award from the NAACP, which has now been revoked. NBA commissioner Adam Silver has said the league will investigate the situation and decide on what disciplinary action they will take.

The recent events are now overshadowing a great NBA playoffs, and have provided a huge distraction for the Clippers, who are currently in a series with the Golden State Warriors. The team discussed boycotting game four of the series, but have decided not to.

“I think the biggest statement we can make as men, not as black men, as men, is to stick together and show how strong we are as a group,” said Clippers head coach Doc Rivers. “Not splinter, not walk. It’s easy to protest. The protest will be in our play.”

Sources: Audio tapes can be found on TMZ and DeadSpin