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See if you’re a winner or a loser in this year’s federal budget


Australia

Find out who’s getting a cash boost and who’s missing out in Josh Frydenberg’s 2021 federal budget.

Winner: Vaccines


An extra $1.9 billion will be spent on our vaccine strategy over the next five years, with the government also confirming it’s set aside a pool of money to invest in mRNA vaccine production in Australia.

Currently, mRNA vaccines can’t be made in Australia but after the official health advice that the preferred COVID-19 vaccine for people under 50 be Pfizer (mRNA), many called on the government to look at producing them locally.

While mRNA technology was in development before the pandemic, it hadn’t been used in vaccines until companies like Pfizer and Moderna rolled out their treatments.

The government invested heavily in the AstraZeneca vaccine and manufacturer CSL given it was a type of vaccine already used and could be produced locally.

The budget doesn’t say how much funding the government will provide for mRNA production because of “commercial in confidence sensitivities”.

But it does say that it’s asked the Department of Industry to work with the Department of Health to develop onshore manufacturing capabilities for now and long-term use.

The government is also chipping in another $1.5 billion for COVID-related health services like testing and contact tracing.

Loser: Renewables


There is no new direct funding in the budget for renewables, except for $30 million over the next year for a big battery and microgrid project between Katherine and Darwin in the Northern Territory.

Most of the government’s spending on energy is focused at low emissions technologies.

The government’s putting $643.4 million over the next four years into low emissions technologies, including $539 million in funding for two “clean” energy schemes announced before the budget by the Prime Minister.

It includes $275 million towards developing four more hydrogen production hubs in regional areas, and $237 million for carbon capture and storage projects (CCS) and hubs.

Critics from the Climate Council and The Australia Institute have raised concerns with both projects, saying unless hydrogen is produced using entirely renewable power it will still contribute toward emissions.

On CCS, the Climate Council has labelled it an “extremely expensive” technology that does not deliver zero emissions and hasn’t worked around the world.

Winner: Women


Last year’s budget was criticised for its lack of specific focus on funding for women — while this year is a completely different story, the funding across multiple areas falls below what many services and advocates had called for.

In addition to changes to the childcare subsidy, the government’s tipping in $354 million for women’s health.

That includes $100 million for improving cervical and breast cancer screening programs, including extending the free mammogram service to now cover women aged 40 to 74 (previously it was for women aged 50 to 74).

More than $47 million is being put toward depression services for pregnant women and new mothers, $95.9 million on screening of embryos during IVF and $13.7 million to reduce pre-term birth rates, especially among Indigenous communities.

The government’s spending $27 million on programs to reduce eating disorders and $21.6 million on other health initiatives including education and pain management programs for endometriosis.

It’s also putting $998 million over the next four years towards reducing domestic and family violence, and supporting survivors.

That funding covers money for frontline services and specific programs for migrant, refugee and Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander women.

For perspective, Women’s Safety NSW said it estimated the sector needed $1 billion a year just for frontline services.

There’ll also be a new trial program which gives women fleeing violent relationships up to $5,000 in assistance, split into a $1,500 payment and $3,500 in expenses like rent, legal fees and furniture.

There’s also money for consent and respectful relationship education and $320 million over four years for legal services.

To help women when they retire, the government will now make it so that employees who earn less than $450 a month will be paid the superannuation guarantee.

The change was sparked by the Retirement Income Review which found that of all the people affected by the previous threshold, 63 per cent were women.

But there’s no mention or suggestion of tacking super payments on to Paid Parental Leave payments, which industry advocates say is one of the key ways to close the super gap between men and women.

Building on last year’s budget, there’s more investment to encourage women into STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education, with $42.4 million over seven years for 230 scholarships for “higher level STEM qualifications”.

Lastly, a new four-year scheme will offer 10,000 single parents who have dependent children assistance to buy a home with as little as a 2 per cent deposit.

According to the latest ABS data, 81 per cent of single parents are women, meaning the program could potentially give many a leg up into the housing market.

Loser: International tourism


When the last budget was handed down in October, the government assumed that international borders would begin to gradually reopen towards the end of this year.

But given the issues with the vaccine rollout and ongoing international outbreaks, the government’s now saying the border won’t open until at least mid-2022.

That’s bad news for tourism operators who rely on international visitors.

While the government announced just under $60 million in last year’s budget to help some of these businesses diversify their markets, there’s little extra support this year.

Instead, the government is extending its zoo and aquarium support package and extra money for the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority.

Winner: Aged care


The government is putting an extra $17.7 billion toward aged care over five years, or roughly $3.5 billion a year.

While it’s a significant injection, it’s worth noting the royal commission into aged care declared the sector was underfunded by about $10 billion a year.

The money will be spent on 80,000 new home care packages over the next two years, bringing the total to more than 275,000 by June 2023.

As at June 30 last year there were more than 100,000 people on the waiting list for home care packages, with the royal commission recommending the wait list be cleared by the end of this year, something that will not happen with the current spend.

The government is also tipping in $3.9 billion over the next four years to mandate the “care minutes” of 240,000 aged care residents and 67,000 people accessing respite services — another of the royal commission’s recommendations.

By October 1, 2023, providers will be required to provide three hours and 20 minutes of care, per resident, per day, including 40 minutes with a registered nurse.

There’ll also be a new government-funded “Basic Daily Fee” supplement of $10 per resident a day for providers to improve care and services.

Workforce training is also on the agenda, with $216 million over three years to provide more specialised training and $91.8 million over two years for 13,000 new home care workers.

Respite care and support services will also be boosted by $798 million over the next five years.

There is also money to help make it easier for senior Australians to navigate the aged care system, including $200 million for a new star rating system to make the performance of aged care providers clear.

Winner: Child care


After being criticised for not providing any new childcare funding in last year’s pandemic-focused budget, the government is putting an extra $1.7 billion over the next three years into the industry.

The $566 million or so a year will go toward changes to the Childcare Subsidy Scheme which will come into effect in July 2022.

Under the changes, the annual $10,560 cap on households with an income of more than $189,390 will be abolished, matching Labor’s pledge.

If you have one child in childcare, the subsidy stays at 65 per cent but if you have two or more, it’s 95 per cent for each kid.

While the government estimates the changes will help around 250,000 families, others have argued it will still mean childcare is unaffordable for hundreds of thousands of other families who only have one child in care.

Neutral: Young people


An additional $500 million over two years will be directed to the JobTrainer program to create an estimated 163,000 places and reduce to the youth unemployment rate which is sitting at 11.8 per cent.

JobTrainer was unveiled last year and was one of the government’s plans to drive job creation in the wake of the pandemic by up-skilling school leavers or people who are unemployed through free or low-fee courses.

The government will have to work with the states and territories — who fund half the scheme — to have it extended until the end of 2022 like it hopes to.

The government’s apprenticeship wage subsidy scheme is also being extended to the tune of $2.7 billion.

It’s expected to help create 170,000 new positions, but it’s worth remembering the money goes to employers and there’s no guarantee that apprentices will be kept on when their training finishes or when the subsidy ends.

But for school leavers or young people who don’t want to skill up in the areas targeted by JobTrainer like childcare, aged care and IT, or aren’t interested in an apprenticeship, there’s little in the budget.

There is going to be $21 million for 5,000 extra short course places at non-university higher education providers this year, but no extra funding for local university places.

The youth-focused JobMaker hiring credit, which provides incentive for businesses to hire young people, will still be available but is only expected to support 10,000 jobs over the next two years, instead of the 450,000 predicted last year.

Loser: Migration rate


With the international borders still closed until at least mid next year, our migration numbers are expected to keep going backwards.

It’s now expected that net overseas migration will fall by around 97,000 by June this year — a bigger drop than the 72,000-person decrease it predicted in last year’s budget.

Migration will fall by a further 77,000 people between 2021-22 due to the border closure.

The budget predicts that it’ll then increase to 235,000 in 2024-25, but as the last year’s proven those figures really are just estimates that could change amid the uncertainty of COVID-19.

Winner: Preschool


Usually the government provides annual funding for preschool, but this year it’s giving a firmer commitment, promising $1.6 billion over the next four years.

The funding agreement still has to be worked out with the states and territories and will pay for at least 15 hours a week.

From 2024 the money will be be tied to attendance targets, with a goal to introduce a new “preschool outcomes measure” in 2025.

Winner: Gaming industry


The government’s announced a 30 per cent refundable Digital Games Tax Offset to try and attract more of the $250 billion global game market to Australia.

To get the offset, eligible businesses have to spend at least $500,000 on certain games expenditure.

Exactly what that includes is still being worked out, and will be decided after the government consults with the industry.

The offset is part of the government’s $1.2 billion package on a range of measures to improve our digital technology and “digital economy”.

The package also includes money to improve MyGov and My Health Record, as well as research into artificial intelligence and cyber security.

Loser: Universities


Universities around the country which rely on international students are likely to continue to struggle given the delay on borders reopening, the slow COVID-19 vaccine rollout and no clearer picture on the future of hotel quarantine.

Making matters worse there is no specific funding for universities in the budget.

The budget now estimates the international border will open in 2022 and while the government is working on a three-step plan to achieve that, it relies on the majority of the population being vaccinated.

Some university heads, like the ANU’s Vice Chancellor Brian Schmidt, have already said the number of international enrolments for next year is down on their forecasts as students turn to other countries like the United Kingdom and the United States.

“Students are preferencing going to places that are open, even with COVID running rampant,” he said.

There is some hope, states like Victoria and NSW are considering alternative plans to hotel quarantine — like using empty student accommodation — to get international students back as soon as possible.

Winner: Small brewers


Small brewers and distillers — the little guys of the industry — are getting some more help this year with $255 million in tax relief.

From July 1 this year anyone who is eligible will be handed back up to $350,000 worth of taxes.

That’s a big increase from the 60 per cent refund of taxes up to a $100,000 annual cap at the moment.

But big booze companies aren’t eligible.

Winner: Taxpayers


The so-called “Low and Middle Income Tax Offset” will remain in place for another year.

The tax rebate, which workers receive after completing their tax returns, is worth different amounts to different income groups.

It was supposed to finish on June 30 but it will be extended by another 12 months.

This is how much you can expect to land back in your bank account if you’re in any of these wage brackets:

WageOffset$37,000 or less$225Between $37,001 and $48,000$255 plus 7.5 cents for every dollar above $37,000 up to a max of $1,080Between $48,001 and $90,000$1,080Between $90,001 and $126,000$1,080 minus three cents for every dollar of the amount above $90,000Neutral: International students


While the continued border closure until 2022 may mean students cannot come or return to Australia to study, the government has made some changes so that those who are here can work more.

The fortnightly limit of 40-hours of work for international students with jobs in hospitality and tourism is going to be scrapped.

A similar change was made for anyone working in agriculture, health or aged care.

And while there are plans being considered in Victoria and NSW to bring international students back to Australia outside of hotel quarantine, the budget only goes as far to say that “small phased programs” for international students will start late this year.

Winner: Mental health


An extra $2.3 billion is being invested into the National Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Plan, and will be shared across five key areas.

Around $250 million has been set aside for early intervention, including a new digital platform that’ll provide online counselling, peer and clinical support, and referrals.

A further $298 million will go directly to suicide prevention. The federal government is going to work with the states and territories to fund aftercare for every person discharged from hospital after a suicide attempt.

The biggest share of cash will go to treatment, with $1.4 billion for a new national network of mental health treatment centres for adults, youth and kids.

A further $107 million will be spent on supporting vulnerable Australians, specifically Indigenous people.

And finally, the government is putting $202 million to increase the workforce, offering scholarships and clinical placements for nurses, psychologists and allied health practitioners working in the mental health space.

Treasurer Josh Frydenberg has also announced a new National Suicide Prevention Office will be formed.

The new money is in response to the findings from a report by the Productivity Commission into Mental Health and comes in the wake of increased pressure on mental health support providers throughout the pandemic.

Loser: New residents


There aren’t a lot of cuts in this budget, but one way the government is expecting to save a lot of money is by making “newly arrived residents” wait four years across the board for “most” welfare payments.

The new rule will start on January 1, 2022 and is expected to save $671 million over five years.

There’s no more detail in any of the budget papers about who counts as a new resident and what payments they will be blocked from receiving, but the change is something the Australian Council of Social Service has already flagged as “very concerning”.

Winner: Businesses


As well as the support announced for particular industries like small brewers, video gaming and medical and biotech start-ups, the budget also has a few perks for other businesses.

Last year’s business write-off perks are being extended by another 12 months.

That means businesses with a turnover of up to $5 billion will be able to write off the full value of any eligible asset like a work vehicle or equipment they bought between last budget and June 30, 2023.

The extension also mean any losses incurred up to June 2023 can be offset against prior profits made going back to the 2018-19 financial year.

Winner: Farmers


Farmers will benefit from the instant asset write-off which has been extended until June 2023, allowing them to immediately deduct the full cost of eligible depreciable assets.

There’s also $200 million for a National Soil Strategy that will include rebates for farmers that share the results of soil testing, and $370 million for biosecurity measures to stop the spread of pests and diseases.

The government will spend almost $60 million trialling ways to reduce emissions through livestock feed and soil management.

It’ll also waive almost $15 million of debt owed by more than 5,000 farmers receiving the Farm Household Allowance from Centrelink.

But those looking for an answer to the shortage of farm workers or a new international trade strategy to deal with the fallout from Australia’s deteriorating relationship with China may be disappointed.

Winner: Medical start ups


One of the new ideas in the budget is a new tax program aimed at encouraging medical and biotech companies to stay in Australia while they develop and then sell their ideas.

In a nutshell the “patent box tax regime” will tax any income from a company’s patent at a concessional rate of 17 per cent starting from July 1, 2022.

For comparison, large businesses are taxed at 30 per cent and small-to-medium enterprises at 25 per cent.

Start-ups are an area the government is focusing on this budget, with $500 million in other new measures to make Australia an attractive place for businesses.

Part of that includes removing red tape and changing tax rules to encourage the use of employee share schemes, which the government says are important for start-ups to attract and retain staff.

Neutral: Refugees


The government is keeping its reduced cap of refugee places at 13,750 a year after lowering it by 5,000 in last year’s budget.

But it is extending funding for support services that help women on temporary visas who may be experiencing domestic and family violence.

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Source: https://www.abc.net.au/news


Skrillex, Starrah & Four Tet – Butterflies Lyrics


[Hook]
Everybody love somebody (ooh aah)
Know you’re not just anybody (ooh aah)
Butterflies when you touch my body (ooh aah)
I’ll let you know, baby, shortly, shortly

[Drop]
Stop the-

[Verse 1]
Been here before, uh, no
We light the floor, uh, no
You hit my door, uh, oh
No fallin’ short, yeah
It’s easy, breezy, uh
Squeezy, flip, 180 -degreesy

[Hook]
‘Cause everybody loves somebody (ooh ahh)
I know you’re not anybody (ooh ahh)
Butterflies when you touch my body (ooh ahh)
I’ll let you know, baby, shortly, shortly

[Verse 2]
You stole my lips (uh huh)
Hands on, grip (uh huh)
Put you on this (mmm)
Oh, you want this (oh, you want it)
It’s easy, breezy, uh
Squeezy, keep it, keep it (keep it, keep it)

[Hook]
‘Cause everybody loves somebody (ooh ahh)
I know you’re not anybody (ooh ahh)
Butterflies when you touch my body (ooh ahh)
I’ll let you know, baby, shortly, shortly
Everybody love somеbody
Know you’re not just anybody
Butterflies whеn you touch my body (ooh aah)
I’ll let you know, baby, shortly, shortly

[Drop]
Stop the-
Stop the (party)
Yeah, yeah, yeah

[Drop]
Stop the-

​blackbear – Nobody’s sweetheart Lyrics


[Chorus]
You’re nobody’s sweetheart
You feel nothin’ inside
I see exactly what you’re doin’
But I shut my eyes
Give you the keys to my heart
You take me for a ride
I l-l-love the way I love the way you lie
I l-l-love the way I love the way you lie
I l-l-love the way I love the way you lie
You’re nobody’s sweetheart
You feel nothin’ inside
I l-l-love the way I love the way you lie

[Verse 1]
Yeah
Purple Bentley pink nail polish
You got evеrything you wanted
Shit was tragic shit was toxic
Keep me guessin’ keep mе fallin’
How you play me like a song on the radio
I was the flavor of the week and you let me go

[Pre-Chorus]
Please can you just let me know
You take what you need make me feel like a hoe
You took forever, my heart, and my soul
I’d do anything for you, baby
‘thing for you but I know

[Chorus]
You’re nobody’s sweetheart
You feel nothin’ inside
I see exactly what you’re doin’
But I shut my eyes
Give you the keys to my heart
You take me for a ride
I l-l-love the way I love the way you lie
I l-l-love the way I love the way you lie
I l-l-love the way I love the way you lie
You’re nobody’s sweetheart
You feel nothin’ inside
I l-l-love the way I love the way you lie

[Verse 2]
I’m barely breathing
You’re words don’t have no meaning, girl
I can’t believe it, I pretend I don’t see it, girl
How you play me like a game on a switch
You break my heart then you treat me like a (woah)

[Pre-Chorus]
Please can you just let me know
You take what you need make me feel like a hoe
You took forever, my heart, and my soul
I’d do anything for you, baby
‘thing for you but I know

[Chorus]
You’re nobody’s sweetheart
You feel nothin’ inside
I see exactly what you’re doin’
But I shut my eyes
Give you the keys to my heart
You take me for a ride
I l-l-love the way I love the way you lie
I l-l-love the way I love the way you lie
I l-l-love the way I love the way you lie
You’re nobody’s sweetheart
You feel nothin’ inside
I l-l-love the way I love the way you lie

[Bridge]
Pretend that I don’t see it (oh oh)
I pretend that I don’t see it (but I shut my eyes) (oh oh)
I pretend that I don’t see it (oh oh)
I l-l-love the way I love the way you lie

[Chorus]
You’re nobody’s sweetheart
You feel nothin’ inside
I see exactly what you’re doin’
But I shut my eyes
Give you the keys to my heart
You take me for a ride
I l-l-love the way I love the way you lie
I l-l-love the way I love the way you lie
I l-l-love the way I love the way you lie
You’re nobody’s sweetheart
You feel nothin’ inside
I l-l-love the way I love the way you lie


Arijit Singh – Tum Hi Ho Lyrics


Hum tere bin ab reh nahi sakte,
Tere bina kya wajood mera?
Hum tere bin ab reh nahi sakte,
Tere bina kya wajood mera?
Tujh se juda agar ho jaayenge,
Toh khud se hi ho jaayenge juda.

Kyun ki tum hi ho
Ab tum hi ho,
Zindagi ab tum hi ho.
Chain bhi,
Mera dard bhi.
Meri aashiqui ab tum hi ho.

Tera mera rishta hai kaisa?
Ek pal door gawara nahi.
Tere liye har roz hain jeete;
Tujhko diya mera waqt sabhi.
Koi lamha mera na ho tere bina,
Har saans pe naam tera.

Kyun ki tum hi ho
Ab tum hi ho,
Zindagi ab tum hi ho.

Chain bhi,
Mera dard bhi.
Meri aashiqui ab tum hi ho.

Tum hi ho..
Tum hi ho..

Tere liye hi jiya main.
Khudko jo yun de diya hai.
Tere wafa ne mujhko sambhala;
Saare ghamon ko dil se nikala.
Tere saath mera hai naseeb juda,
Tujhe paake addhura na raha.
Mmm..

Kyun ki tum hi ho
Ab tum hi ho,
Zindagi ab tum hi ho.
Chain bhi,
Mera dard bhi.
Meri aashiqui ab tum hi ho.

Kyun ki tum hi ho
Ab tum hi ho,
Zindagi ab tum hi ho.
Chain bhi,
Mera dard bhi.
Meri aashiqui ab tum hi ho.

T-Pain Says Producers Deserve More Credit For Hits: “Y’all really just like the beats”


T-Pain says producers deserve way more credit for their work.

The 35-year-old rapper/producer is calling on music fans to show love to the correct musical maestros with his latest tweet. T-Pain wants listeners to venture beyond the sometimes incoherent lyrical delivery heard on many of his recent releases and give praises to the producers who craft the beats which power several of those modern hits.

“The producers are the ones that deserve all the clout,” he declared before explaining his stance, “because y’all really don’t be liking these songs, y’all really just like the beats. When you hear a certain producer’s tag you don’t give a f***k who’s on it because you know you gon like the beat. give them they flowers fr.”

The producers are the ones that deserve all the clout because y’all really don’t be liking these songs, y’all really just like the beats. When you hear a certain producer’s tag you don’t give a fuck who’s on it because you know you gon like the beat ????? give them they flowers fr

— T-Pain (@TPAIN) May 9, 2021

The “Bartender” singer, who is still active to this day, is armed with at least a decade and a half of experience in the industry, which makes him a perfect spokesperson for the pre-mumble rap era. T-Pain didn’t throw shades at any song or rapper in particular. Nonetheless, he was still forced to defend his assessment in a follow-up post a few hours later.

“Notice I said “y’all don’t be liking THESE songs” y’all know what f__kin songs I’m taking about. If I was talking about any other era I would’ve said “THOSE songs” we on the same page but y’all ain’t reading between. Feel me?.”

Notice I said “y’all don’t be liking THESE songs” y’all know what fuckin songs I’m taking about. If I was talking about any other era I would’ve said “THOSE songs” we on the same page but y’all ain’t reading between. Feel me?

— T-Pain (@TPAIN) May 10, 2021

While it’s hard to pinpoint who exactly started the mumble-rap movement, many have credited Future with the deed through his 2012 track “Tony Montana.” The rapper has previously revealed that he was under the influence while recording the song and has slurred his words. The trend has been adopted by a host of new hip-hop talents all across the world, and his showing no signs of slowing down.

The breakout hit that was produced by Will A Fool not only earned Future a promising Drake collab but also a place in hip-hop history. Sadly, the name Will A Fool doesn’t get the same recognition as Future. Nearly a decade has passed since the release of “Tony Montana,” yet Pain’s beckoning of fans to provide producers with the same love they show rappers is still prevalent.

Hopefully, his latest tweet will result in the likes of JetsonMade, Metro Boomin, SethInTheKitchen, J. White Did It, Wheezy, Supah Mario, Brandon Finessin, Section 8, 30 Roc, Take a Daytrip, ChopsquadDJ, Earl on the Beat, Tay Keith, and a host of others being household names.

Do you think producers should get more credit for hit songs?

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Teejay Taps Gyptian & Bremmy FZ – “Uptop Wine (Wine for Me)”


Teejay and Gyptian link up for a new party anthem.

Summer is on, so call up a friend! Unsure of just how to spend your time during the lockdown this summer? Teejay, Gyptian, and Bremmy FZ have teamed up for a laidback, melody-filled song and video which explains just how to ensure those hot summer days are filled with loads of fun.

The Uptop Boss and Gyptian make a luxurious house/villa their adult playground. The handful of natural-bodied females parading around the venue engage in everything from a game of pool to chillin’ by the pool. Island themes, button-downs, shorts, bikinis, and drinks flowing in abundance mark the order of the day, and the men behind the lends, David P, and director Angelo B capture every moment of it.

While summer is known for its numerous parties and outdoor events, that may not be the reality for Jamaica in 2021. The island, which is revered for its laidback attitude and musical offerings, has been experiencing islandwide curfews for more than a year as the deadly Covid-19 virus rages on. One thing that cannot be denied is the warm feeling you get whenever it is summertime. Teejay, Gyptian, and Bremmy FZ are searching for that and more from their female counterparts in this Towerhill Records Production.

You can view the music video for this summer fling playbook below.

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Rapper J. Cole Inks Basketball Deal In Africa With Rwanda’s Patriots


J. Cole will finally live out his professional basketball dreams with the Rwanda Patriots BBC.

The North Carolina rapper reportedly signed with Rwanda’s national team and is slated to take part in the Basketball Africa League. According to SportsCenter, a source says the signing will be official on Thursday, which is when the announcement will be made. That’s just days before the Patriots are set to play the Nigeria River Hoopers on Sunday and one day before J. Cole drops his long-awaited album The Off-Season.

While he chose to pursue his music career and a great one at that, J. Cole has always had a passion for basketball. He played varsity for the Fayetteville Bulldogs for two years in high school and even tried out for the St. John’s University’s basketball team in college. However, the rapper opted to focus on his rap career back then, and he didn’t go to the second day of tryouts. J. Cole talked about his basketball dreams always taking a back seat to his rap music career and his intention to still pursue the sport professionally in a 2020 Player’s Tribune feature.

“When I fell in love with the craft at 13 years old, I tore the basketball posters off my wall and hung up pictures and lyrics of hip-hop greats to replace them,” said J. Cole. In the article titled “The Audacity,” which was penned by the rapper, he talked about his “career bucket list,” which included another album, as well as exploring his passion for basketball. “At 35 years old, I know that sounds crazy when said out loud, but I believe all of the best dreams do,” J. Cole wrote.

After the industry learned that Cole was trying to pursue an NBA contract, the rapper was invited to try out for the Detroit Pistons in August 2020. NBA executives would have already gotten a taste of Cole’s skills back in 2012 during the All-Star Celebrity Game on ESPN, where the rapper delivered a more than stellar performance, far outshining all the other participants.

Now that his next album, The Off-Season, is set to be released on Friday (May 14), everything seems to be aligning perfectly for the rapper to now focus on his basketball career. J. Cole will play three to six games for the Patriots in the African League, hopefully starting Sunday, according to The Athletic’s Shams Charania. “The rap star is in the four-day quarantine and the signing is expected to be official Thursday. Patriots open BAL action Sunday vs Nigeria River Hoopers 7 am EST live on ESPNews,” ESPN’s Marc J. Spears reported.

The Dreamville rapper said no mountain too high, and this week he will show just that. Are you excited about J. Cole’s new album and his next chapter?

Sources: American rap star J. Cole is signing a deal in the Basketball Africa League with Rwanda's Patriots B.B.C. J. Cole will play 3-to-6 games, the first of which on Sunday vs. Nigeria.

— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) May 10, 2021

Sources confirm @NewTimesRwanda report @JColeNC expected to play for Rwanda Patriots BBC in @theBAL. The rap star is in the four-day quarantine and the signing is expected to be official Thursday. Patriots open BAL action Sunday vs Nigeria River Hoopers 7 am EST live on ESPNews. https://t.co/QorCELnX96

— Marc J. Spears (@MarcJSpears) May 10, 2021

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Mavado’s Son Dante Brooks Attorney Confident About Appeal, Eager To Get Transcripts


Will Mavado’s son, Dante Brooks, get a chance to appeal his life sentence for his charge of murder?

His lawyer, Peter Champagnie, believes that once he receives the transcript of Brooks’ trial that he will get an appeal date. He spoke with the Jamaica Observer about his optimism towards the case and why he believes they have a good shot at appealing the sentence.

Brooks, who is is just 18-years-old, was sentenced to life imprisonment in the Home Circuit Court on March 19. He will have to serve 22 years before he is eligible for parole. He was also sentenced to 15 years on illegal possession of firearm charge and 15 years on the arson charge. He is to serve the charges concurrently.

“The registry of the Court of Appeal has already communicated to me in writing to confirm my representation of Mr Brooks for the appeal,” he said.

He added that because of improved services where appeals are concerned, he is confident that Brooks will be given an appeal date in the near future.

“Given the much-improved rate in terms of timeline at which appeals are now being heard, it is my anticipation that as soon as the transcript from the trial is available a date will be given for the hearing of the matter,” he added.

Another man convicted, along with Dante Brooks, Andre Hinds, was also sentenced to life imprisonment and will have to serve 17 years before he is eligible for parole. He received the same 15 years on the illegal possession of firearm charge and 15 years on the arson charge. There is no word on whether or not he will also appeal his case.

Both men were found guilty on January 27 of the 2018 murder of Lorenzo Thomas in the St Andrew community of Cassava Piece. According to reports coming out of the case, Brooks and Hinds were among five men who entered a house and shot Thomas before pushing his father into another room. They also attempted to sever his head but stopped after the machete that was being used was not sharp enough. Prosecutors also stated that they poured gasoline on the house and body before setting the place on fire.

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Burning Point – Blinded By The Darkness Lyrics


You try to burn the witches, from day to day you moralize
You cried the wolf but now it’s catching you
There are no more excuses, no guardian angels for the damned
You drink the poison from the cup of gold

All the towers falling down
Your crying can’t be heard no more
Your lies won’t set you free

Eyes open wide  you’re blinded by the darkness

Eyes open wide  you’re blinded by the darkness

With your own eyes you saw the signs
You read them all across the skies
None of them did stand for victory
The double-talking false attacks and the stabbing
Of the backs never got you where you wanted to go

Big Sugar – Girl Watcher Lyrics


Down time, feeling inclined
I don’t mind, I don’t mind, I don’t mind
Haven’t seen what I’m hoping to find
I don’t mind, I don’t mind, I don’t mind

I’ll stare until I start to go blind
I don’t mind, I don’t mind, I don’t mind
She arrives right on time

No, she’s fine at least from behind
I don’t mind, I don’t mind, I don’t mind
She says I’m wasting my time
I don’t mind, I don’t mind, I don’t mind
One thing weighs on my mind

Who do you dream about, baby?
Who do you dream about? Say me
Who do you dream about, baby?

And who do you love?

Who do you dream about, baby?
Who do you dream about? Say me
Who do you dream about, baby?
And who do you love?

Stop, one time, just one more time
I don’t mind, I don’t mind, I don’t

Who do you dream about, baby?
Who do you dream about? Say me
Who do you dream about, baby?
Who do you dream about? Say me

Who do you dream about, baby?
And who do you love? Say me
Who do you dream about, baby?
And who do you love?
Who do you love? Who do you love?

DJ Khaled Shed Tears As “Khaled Khaled” Debuts At No. 1 On Billboard 200 Chart


DJ Khaled is celebrating his third No. 1 album with Khaled Khaled.

The album debuted atop the Billboard 200 chart this week after arriving on April 30. The 14-track album, which features an array of top artists, opens with 93,000 equivalent album units in the U.S., according to Nielsen/MRC Data. According to Billboard, there were 76,000 equivalent streaming units recorded in the first week, which equals 106.87 million on-demand streams. There were also 14,000 units moved in album sales.

DJ Khaled earned two platinum records from the album prior to its release thanks to the Drake-assisted “Popstar” and “Greece,” which debuted at No. 3 and No. 8 respectively on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in July. Other famous guest stars on Khaled Khaled include Nas, Jay-Z, Lil Wayne, Cardi B, Justin Bieber, H.E.R., Buju Banton, Bounty Killer, and more.

DJ Khaled reacted to his latest No. 1 album on Instagram sharing multiple celebratory videos of himself and the artists who helped him bring the project to life. In one video, the producer was actually in tears as he reflected on what he has just achieved. “I cried many nights. Tears of JOY and Pain making this album,” he wrote.

“Everyone’s beautiful words, texts, messages really touched my heart. God is Great! THANK YOU! THE LIGHT. #KHALEDKHALED #1 album in the country @billboard I told my team they have permission to film everything. I want my fans to see the real. Just be. Always be you.” he added.

In another post, he wrote, “I cried many nights to bring you this album. This starts a new decade. New chapter in my life. And I just want to say thank you.” He followed up his big win with a short film music video for his song “Let It Go” with Justin Bieber and 21 Savage.

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Falco – Cadillac Hotel Lyrics


What in Himmel makes us going there
das Blau in ihren Blicken erinnert sehr,
an – ein Swimming-Pool im Winter
at Cadillac Hotel
tour – retour acting on l’amour, spielen das alte Spiel
der Schlange Kur – so nah
ihr hohes Ziel.
Denn die Zeichen stehen verändert
neuer Tendenzen – Konsequenz
extravaganz Hi-Tech-Hexen
and the pressure
and the pressure
is immens!
Chorus:
I’ ve been waiting at Cadillac Hotel
I’ ve been waiting
waiting for your love
I lost you
at Cadillac Hotel
I can’t find you
girl where are you now?

Cadillac Hotel
Neue Herrinnen warten nicht, dienen nicht,
neue Herrinnen geben sich, nehmen sich,
whatever they want
at Cadillac Hotel.
Und die Uhren stehen für uns bereit
bereit für den Kampf um unsere Zeit,
letzte Schattenspiele
at Cadillac Hotel.
Dann ruft die Domina-Connection
zur – Promotion
vom Nymphomanian Planquadrat
bis zum Single-Market
hatten wir alles
hatten wir alles
schon.
Chorus
(sent by Peter Schinko, Linz, Austria, E-Mail: f.schinko@mail.asn-linz.ac.at)


August Burns Red – Dangerous Lyrics


[Intro]
The end will come
The end will come

[Verse 1]
Some will say the end will come
But I know it’s never ending
Words give meaning to my thoughts
What gives meaning to this feeling?

[Pre-Chorus]
I know what I did. I know what I said
I know what I did. I know what I said

[Chorus]
It’s dangerous, so dangerous
I’ve made friends with a stranger. It’s endangering us
It’s dangerous, so dangerous
I’ve made friends with a stranger. It’s endangering us

[Bridge]
When what you love is taken away
You realize what you’re made of
You’ll have to find your way
You’ll have to scream and claw at the air
You strapped your pack to your back
And all the weight is yours to bear
The help we find is the hope we need

It’s the hand that guides us back
We can will ourselves to remember our word
But we all too quickly forget

[Verse 2]
Along the way I got lost
Now the way back home is overgrown
This isn’t an addictive thought
It’s a ravenous feeling
(Ravenous feeling)
Conviction must be greater than life’s afflictions
I follow in my own footsteps
Rather than following classical conditioning

I wish I had the will to keep my word

[Outro]
I’m looking back to face what’s ahead. (It’s dangerous)
I faced danger and it finally fled. (It’s dangerous)
I’m looking back to face what’s ahead. (It’s dangerous)
I faced danger and it finally fled. (It’s dangerous)

Bounty Killer Blast Dancehall Artists Supporting Criminals Amid Police & Gunmen Shootout


Bounty Killer did not hold back on giving his opinion on the violence currently gripping Jamaica.

The dancehall legend speaks out after receiving the news of a shootout that took place earlier today on Trafalgar Road in New Kingston that left two gunmen dead and another in custody. The shootout, which took place at a rather busy intersection in the Kingston 5 area around midday, was captured by a curious onlooker who was standing out meters away from where the shots were being fired.

The “Benz and Bimma” recording artist took to his Instagram account to let his 815,000 followers know just how he felt about what had happened.

“Moments after this took place on Waterloo Rd two likkle mascaraed go meet them Waterloo the little youths them have no rawt_d sense today”, Bounty Killer said. He claimed that merely hours before receiving the news, he had posted the “Crime Stop Crime Crash” video, which is a motivational clip promoting peace and taking a stand against crime.

He showcased his disgust with the current state of the nation as a whole and stated that he would not have bothered to leave Riverton or Seaview Gardens if this is what can be expected after leaving the inner-city communities. The artist then went on to put down those who support persons who engage in criminal activities.

He then continued to show his hatred for these individuals, claiming that persons associated with those who support this type of behavior should also be condemned.

“Is this the Jamaica we all wanted ppl really is it I don’t know about nobody wanted but if this was the life I wanted I wouldn’t bother to leave Riverton or Seaview Gardens then so hear mi all of the Stinking Nasty Duty Rotten Johncrow Skirmish Zaar Criminal deh fi bloodclaath DEAD in cold blood I CARE ZERO,” Killer added.

“My stance this I Stand With Country anyone who is friends or associates with any kind of pu**y ole like this should be treated likewise Especially Some Artiste gal and boy who is buying guns and mining gunman and criminal bullet unuh fi get to str8 up mi nuh hide and talk mi bad bumboclaath man who nuh like it just say a word bitches and witches waiting, Killer added.

Bounty Killer has been very vocal in his stance against the crime and violence that has become the norm in Jamaica’s society. He recently challenged the Prime Minister’s view that dancehall music was the main cause of crime by listing other social factors which play major roles in the problem that is currently sweeping the island.

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Bing Crosby – Oh Come All Ye Faithful (adeste Fideles) Lyrics


Bing Crosby

Written by: Frederick Oakeley/Traditional/John Francis Wade

Peaked Billboard position #45 in 1960

[First sung in Latin]

Oh come all ye faithful joyful and triumphant
Oh come ye Oh come ye to Bethlehem;
come and behold him born the King of angels;
O come let us adore him,

O come let us adore him,
O come let us adore him,
Christ the Lord.

Sing choirs of angels sing in exultation
sing all ye citizens of heaven above;
Glory to God in the highest:
O come let us adore him,
O come let us adore him
O come let us adore him
Christ the Lord.


Archons – Wandering The Burning Land Lyrics


What we are witnessing today is a struggle between the end of an old era
And the beginning of a new one
We are walking the path of extinction
This pain and fear can seem unfair, it’s beyond our limitations
The earth will put an end to us, and this is reality
What’s happening to us is what we deserve
We mmust fight the earth that gave us birth
Human kind has engaged its self-destruction

Wandering the burning land
The only thing you will choose is how you’ll face the end

The most ironic place to be, is just right here
Many people will die in fear, others in serenity
Where will you be
What will you do
When they will come for you
You better it’s on this way
Right this way
Every day that passes, life force is taken back
No matter if we try or not, we’ll totally fade away
As the world falls around us
We remain still and silent
Following the greedy nature of man
All we do is wandering the burning land

Oli Harper x Andrea Brown – Inside Of Me


[Deep music]

I gave you my all, you took it for granted
Threw in all my chips, now I’m empty handed

Weight on my shoulder,
It’s like I can’t breathe
I can’t push without ease
I’m thorn down, can’t you see?
Like the strain that won’t break,
I’m in every mistake,
No, you can’t rescue me,
There’s no setting me free

Push me down and break my heart
When you know it’s tearing me apart
Look me in my eyes and see
The darkness takes place inside of me
Inside of me, ah aah aah

Inside of me, ah aah aah
Inside of me, ah aah aah
Inside of me, ah aah aah

Why do I do it? All of these pieces?
It’s coldness in my heart, it’s steady increasing

Weight on my shoulder,
It’s like I can’t breathe
I can’t push without ease
I’m thorn down, can’t you see?
Like the strain that won’t break,
I’m in every mistake,
No, you can’t rescue me,
There’s no setting me free

Push me down and break my heart
When you know it’s tearing me apart
Look me in my eyes and see
The darkness takes place inside of me
Inside of me, ah aah aah

Inside of me, ah aah aah
Inside of me, ah aah aah
Inside of me, ah aah aah

Adon x Emilia Sonate – Fallin’ apart


Remember when I said it ain’t that sure
I live it all cause it’s all I know
To stay up, gonna stay up when you fall, yeah
I’ll leave the keys on the floor
Hoping that you walk through that door
We go way back, we go way back to before.

We got our lies and we don’t care
I fall apart when you’re not there
We li-li-lie and we know it, and we know it
This is ain’t the wrong till your next boy
Know what you said and you text though
We li-li-lie, we li-li-lie and we know it

[Drop]

Axium – Uncovered Lyrics


She’s grabbing hold of my eyes
Always in focus
But she doesn’t know us
Her presence is felt in my bones
And her voice is present
And I feel it’s hell-sent

So lay me down with the discontent
Redundancy that I represent
I try too hard to escape it all
That’s why I’m praying for the fall

Her image is burning my eyes
With everything I say
To myself through the day

I can’t find my comfort anymore
I’m losing dignity
It’s all that’s left of me

So lay me down with the discontent
Redundancy that I represent
I try too hard to escape it all
That’s why I’m praying for the fall

So lay me down with the discontent
Redundancy that I represent
I try too hard to escape it all
That’s why I’m praying for the fall

Anthony Green – Bad Reputation Lyrics


I know I’ve got a bad reputation
and it isn’t just talk talk talk
I know I couldn’t give you anything that you haven’t got
But suddenly I’m standing here

Seven years disappeared below my feet
I’m breaking down

Do you want me now?
Do you want me now?

I’m breaking down

Cuentos Borgeanos – Desconcertado Lyrics


Un final definitivo
me trae recuerdos de ayer
Circular es el sentido
mas siento que no puedo ver.
?Nacera un hombre azul?
y en su pecho traera
un cielo a recorrer.
Amanecer, un nuevo sol
me trae la respuesta.
La sombra viva del ayer
me hace sentir que cuesta
Pensar que todo es del azar
Vivir desconcertado
Los ojos negros del adios
Me traen una vision
Que no es real
Que necesito perder.
Olvidar no es la manera

Mas noble de decir adios
No es por mal, pero cualquiera
No es parte del ojo de Dios
?Quieren darme un final?
Pues lo siento
Deben esperar
Porque aun estoy vivo
Amanecer, un nuevo sol
Me trae la respuesta.
La sombra viva del ayer
Me hace sentir que cuesta
Pensar que todo es del azar
Vivir desconcertado
Los ojos negros del adios
Me traen una vision
Que no es real
Que necesito perder.

Swizz Beatz Confirms DMX Posthumous “Exodus” Album Drops May 28


DMX posthumous album is coming May 28.

Hip-Hop fans were heartened to learn that before his unfortunate death on April 9, DMX had been putting the final touches on his highly anticipated eighth studio album. While many remained unsure about the status of the album, X’s team, along with Swizz Beatz, have confirmed that the rapper did finish it and announced earlier today, May 10, that the album will be dropped later this month.

The album titled Exodus, also the name of one of DMX‘s sons, is expected to drop on May 28. “5/28 EXODUS IS COMING [X] THE ALBUM,” Swizz posted on Instagram, alongside the album’s accompanying black-and-white cover art shot by Jonathan Mannion.

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In a press release about the upcoming album, Swizz showered praises on the fallen rapper making special mention of the number of lives that he touched during his lifetime.

“My brother X was one of the most pure and rare souls I’ve ever met,” he said. Swizz, who also executive produced the album, added: “He lived his life dedicated to his family and music. Most of all, he was generous with his giving and loved his fans beyond measure. This album, X couldn’t wait for his fans all around the world to hear and show just how much he valued each and every single person that has supported him unconditionally.”

DMX went back to the Def Jam label in 2019. The last time he recorded anything with them was over 17 years ago, in 2003, when he released Grand Champ. During an interview with Drink Champs earlier this year, he confirmed features with Griselda and the late Pop Smoke. Industry rumors indicate that some other features could include Lil Wayne, Snoop Dogg, Usher, and Alicia Keys.

Over the weekend, it was revealed that his eight-year-old daughter, Sonovah Hillman Jr., might also land a spot or two on the album. She captured the hearts of many when she put her own spin on her father’s “Slippin’” at his celebration of life memorial.

Snoop Dogg also revealed while speaking on Hot 97 recently that in April, DMX chose to stay in Los Angeles following their summer 2020 Verzuz battle to finish the album.

“He actually did his whole album at my studio when we finished Verzuz,” he explained. “He never left, he stayed in L.A. and rented my studio out and did his whole album. I cooked for them, I laid it out for them. I made it feel like mi casa es su casa. That was the best moment, that he felt comfortable enough to do his album at my spot and he didn’t leave until it was done,” he added.

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DMX’s 8-year-old Daughter To Be Featured On “Exodus” Album


Fans around the world are still coming to terms with the fact that DMX is no longer with us.

Many remember the icon’s life as a source of inspiration that has permeated generations of artists. One of the highlights of his “Celebration of Life” in April was when his daughter took the mic and delivered her own version of “Slippin”. Her rendition put a smile on otherwise gloomy faces. What made her performance even more touching was her opening words. “My dad taught me to be strong. I learned so much from him, so I dedicate this song to him,” she said at the time.

Those heartfelt lyrics performed by 8-year-old Sonovah Hillman Jr. has led to a boost in her fledgling rap career as she’s been asked to contribute two collaborations on her late father’s upcoming posthumous album.

Hillman shared this and more during a recent interview with NBC’s Dallas Fort Worth affiliate. She is as hard-working and enterprising as her dad as she revealed during the interview that she is currently working on 20 songs and has already released two of them. One is called “I Hate Zoom” and dropped in January. That track focuses on her deep distaste for virtual school, which has become the popular mode of delivery during the ongoing pandemic. It has a little over 6000 views on YouTube.

The other came out just last weekend, May 8, and is called “TikTok Kid”. That track also has an accompanying video. She’s already receiving love from fans as the video has passed 12,000 views on YouTube since its release.

DMX has always been about family, but when he was interviewed about features on his upcoming album, he mentioned collaborations with Pop Smoke, Lil Wayne, Griselda, and Bono. However, he never mentioned that his daughter might feature. She also shares another remarkable trait with her dad in that she writes all of her own lyrics. “Whatever is on my mind, I just write about it,” Hillman said during the interview.

Her mother, Sonovah Hillman, also shared that she’s noticed a lot of similarities between her daughter and DMX. She even thinks that they look a lot like each other. “Sometimes she looks just like him depending on the angle you catch her. She has a lot of his traits as far as an artist. Writing is easy for her,” she added. The young rapper also shared that she has very similar aspirations to her father. “Rapping makes me feel powerful. Someday I want to own a mansion with 15 bedrooms,” she continued.

Hillman Jr. also recalled one of her favorite moments with her dad before he passed away, which was a beach trip in Miami in February. “It was fun. I just miss him and I’m kind of sad we won’t have more memories,” Hillman said.

She also shared what her favorite track from her dad was. “My favourite song of his is ‘Party Up (Up in Here).’ He was happy when I told him I wanted to rap,” she added.

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According to DMX’s Twitter account, the official release date of his posthumous album Exodus is set for May 28. It will be his eighth studio album. It’s expected to be on streaming platforms on the date mentioned above. It will be executive produced by Swizz Beatz and will be released on Def Jam records.

In a press release, Swizz talked about DMX’s impact, saying:

“My brother X was one of the most pure and rare souls I’ve ever met. He lived his life dedicated to his family and music. Most of all, he was generous with his giving and loved his fans beyond measure. This album, X couldn’t wait for his fans all around the world to hear and show just how much he valued each and every single person that has supported him unconditionally.”

It seems his legacy will live on.

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JetsonMade Explains Why He Turned Down Rihanna For J. Cole


Producer JetsonMade explains why he opted to work with J. Cole instead of Rihanna.

Many of music’s biggest producers would have possibly sold a kidney to secure a collaboration with Rihanna, but not JetsonMade. The young beatmaker
recently revealed that when the bad gal summoned him, he decided to pass on the opportunity, opting to work with J. Cole instead.

JetsonMade was chatting it up on a recent interview when he made the big reveal.

“I was really supposed to go work with Rihanna. I swear to god, I skipped out on that shit to go work with Cole,” he said before showing love to both parties. “Shout out to Rihanna though, I hope we can get in there. It was more personal. Cole reached out to me personally, I was at this man’s house, like, f**k that, I’m going with this n***a.”

Jetson has been making extensive strides in his career over the last couple of years through his work with DaBaby, having produced the rapper’s breakout single “Suge.” His credits now include the likes of “What’s Poppin,” which featured Jack Harlow, as well as work from Roddy Ricch, Playboi Carti, and Youngboy Never Broke Again.

J. Cole is considered one of the industry’s greatest song writers, and with the release of his latest album only days away, the spotlight is firmly on the “Workout” rapper. Jetson has also been cast into the limelight for his work on Cole’s recent release “Lion King On Ice.”

100% true story lol one of the toughest decisions we had to make. But shoutout to @KingOfQueenz and @JColeNC, go stream Lion King On Ice rn! pic.twitter.com/t7PblSjF8C

— TP (@OGxTP) May 9, 2021

Many have applauded the 23-year-old producers for his recent accomplishment. However, they felt that a RiRi collab would have been more impactful to his career and could possibly help with breaking into the Pop realm. Still, others have hinted that while this means that Rihanna is working on new music and could be releasing her R9 project, it doesn’t guarantee that his production would be selected from the many others on her chopping block.

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— jetsonmade (@jetsonmade) May 11, 2021

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Lapattra Jacobs Speak On Relationship With NBA YoungBoy


Lapattra Jacobs, one of NBA YoungBoy‘s baby mothers, has disclosed that she would have still been in a relationship with the rapper if she had not been attacked and stabbed by Iyanna Mayweather last year.

Jacobs was hospitalized with severe stab wounds inflicted by Mayweather, who at the time was NBA YoungBoy‘s girlfriend. The knife attack happened in April of last year at YoungBoy’s Houston home, where Mayweather caught the young rapper and Jacobs, who was reportedly pregnant at the time with his child.

An altercation ensued that left Jacobs nursing wounds and Yaya looking to face some time in prison. After the incident, Mayweather was released on $30,000 bail and was ordered to stay at least 1,000 feet from Jacobs.

A few months after the incident, Lapattra took to Instagram Live to show her wounds, noting that she could not fully extend her arm that was sitting in a cast from her elbow. She also later removed the cast to show her followers that her hand lacked mobility.

On Monday, May 10, Jacobs went live on Instagram, seemingly healed from the wounds that were inflicted but still somewhat scarred from the incident. During her Live, she discussed her relationship with YoungBoy.

“He’s still young, so he ain’t ready to settle down. In my mind, I know cause I’m older than him so I know a young person really not ready to settle down,” she said.

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However, she added that even though she was aware that he was for the streets at the time, she would have still been “low key” with the rapper if she was not attacked.

Yaya, who is the daughter of the famous boxer Floyd Mayweather, had been in a tumultuous relationship with YoungBoy since the end of 2018. She welcomed their son Kentrell Jr. in January this year and is still showing loyalty to her baby daddy. Reports are that the father of seven should be welcoming his eight with his ‘former’ girlfriend, Jazlyn Mychelle. The two reportedly rekindled during the rapper’s time in jail. YoungBoy is currently in police custody after he was arrested in March on felony charges, following a wild pursuit in Los Angeles. He is currently awaiting trial.

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Treat Her Right – Come Back Lyrics


I said come, come back baby come
Come, come back baby come
Hurry on home, hurry on home
Hurry on home, child

Yes tell me baby where’d you stay last night
Ain’t no mark I been treatin’ you right

I said come, come back baby come
Come, come back baby come
Hurry on home, hurry on home

Hurry on home, child (come on)

Well I got a woman she’s seven foot four
And when she come home she got to duck through the door

I said come, come back baby come
Come, come back baby come
Hurry on home, hurry on home
Hurry on home, child

Rihanna & Nicki Minaj Starts Following Each Other On IG Again, Are They Working On New Music?


Nicki Minaj and Rihanna are following each other again as the Queen rapper prepares to make her return to music.

On Monday, Nicki Minaj sent her fans into a frenzy when she posted for the first time in a while, seemingly announcing her highly anticipated return to music. The Young Money rapper who took a hiatus from the music after starting her family has kept fans wondering when she would be back ever since she announced her retirement in 2019. While she has been on a few features, we are yet to see the rapper officially re-emerge with a solo single.

Barbz may have prompted Nicki’s impromptu return after they got the #LLCParty hashtag trending on Twitter last night, leading the fan-favorite track by Minaj to become her best performing single of 2021 overnight. “LLC,” which was released as part of the rapper’s 2018 Queen album, entered the Top 30 on the US iTunes chart, which is a new peak.

Nicki Minaj took to Instagram on Monday (May 10) to post a seductive photo of herself covering her lady parts with cushions while sitting on an office desk. In the caption, the rapper wrote “FRIDAY,” leading fans to believe that the rapper has something in store for them. Along with the pleasant surprise of Nicki’s return, it turns out the rapper is also following Rihanna again and vice versa.

The Queen Radio star and Fenty Beauty boss have not been following each other on Instagram for the last couple of years. Fans suspect that the Bajan superstar unfollowed the rapper around the time she was feuding with Remy Ma, but all that seems to be a thing of the past now that they have both hit that follow button again.

Fans are speculating that the Caribbean superstars reuniting on the gram may be a sign that they’re about to drop a new song together. Given Rihanna’s similar musical hiatus, no one is quite bold enough to get their hopes up about that. However, one can dream.

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Rygin King Says New Album Will Be His Testimony, Drops First Single “Inna Mi Mind”


Rygin King is preparing to give his testimony in his new album.

Last year summer, dancehall deejay Rygin King was hospitalized following a gun attack. The popular deejay was shot and injured after his convoy stopped following an unrelated accident in Westmoreland. Prayers immediately went up for his recovery, and there were some rumors that he would have been left paralyzed following the incident. He’s dispelled all those negative rumors and has even announced an upcoming album.

He’s been back on the scene a few months now and is satisfying his fan’s call for new music. Recently he released “Inna Mi Mind,” which he has said shows that his dominance of the genre is still there. “Mi ah still ‘Dancehall’s Baddest Ting’, mi just a ketch back the flame. We no gone nowhere, ah just one king, any other king, a muss a napkin,” he told the STAR.

The ever-confident 25-year-old deejay, whose real name is Matthew Smith, explained that the track helped him to get back in musical shape. “With this single, mi ah remind myself of the process, mi a remind myself that it all started inna mi mind before I could make it a reality. So when mi sit down and ‘meds’ by myself more time, mi realise seh mi did have to conceive it first inna mi mind, that’s where it begins, with an energy and a dream,” he said.

He added that the song acted as a message to himself “and the youths out there that no matter the fight, you have to keep trying.” He also revealed that he has intentions of shooting a video to accompany the track.

He’s lucky to be alive following the incident, which according to reports, happened in Bethel Town when one of the cars was involved in a collision. Eyewitnesses said that while the entourage was attending to the vehicle, a car drove up, and a gunman shot at the bystanders, which included Rygin King. He was shot three times. He’s definitely used the experience to grow stronger.

“God give me strength and life. Once we have life, we can work to make everything else better. My album is going to be big. Mi have a testimony to tell the world. Mi just did a regain mi confidence; dem shot a lot of energy outta me,” he continued.

The “Ruption” singer has been making waves since he returned to the scene and has already gotten over five million views on YouTube for his single “No Emotion.” He’s also enjoyed success with a few others, including “Mission,” and “Dancehall Baddest Ting.”

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Drake Taps For “Artist Of The Decade” At 2021 Billboard Music Awards


Drake is Billboard’s Artist of the Decade.

His unparalleled Billboard achievements have permeated the media for the better part of the last ten years. Drake, who has earned 27 Billboard Music Awards already over the course of his successful career, has taken several records along with them. This year the rapper will be celebrated by the awards as the Artist of the Decade come May 23.

Drake, who is known as the Billboard King, has so far recorded 45 Top 10 tracks on the Billboard Hot 100, which is more than any other artist. He is also the artist with the most ever entries in the history of the chart with 232 tracks and counting.

This year, Drake made further history when he became the first artist ever to have three songs debut in the top three positions on the Hot 100 in a given week. After the release of his Scary Hours 2 EP in March, all three tracks: “What’s Next,” “Wants and Needs,” and “Lemon Pepper Freestyle,” debuted at Nos. 1, 2, and 3, respectively.

Record-breaking music superstar @Drake, who has dominated the past ten years, will receive the prestigious Artist of the Decade Award at this year's #BBMAs! Sunday, May 23 at 8ET/5PT on NBC. #DrakeDecade pic.twitter.com/uGpzfh4t7G

— Billboard Music Awards (@BBMAs) May 11, 2021

Drake is currently the No. 1 artist on the Billboard decade-ending chart. He is nominated for seven more awards this year, including Billboard 200 Artist, Hot 100 Artist, and top artist. The Toronto rapper has managed his latest accomplishments while still holding onto his long-awaited sixth studio album, Certified Lover Boy, which he’s been promising since last year. After it was then expected to arrive last month, the rapper is yet to offer another update to fans.

Drake will be honored as the 2021 Billboard Music Awards Artist of the Decade on May 23 at the Microsoft Theater in LA. The live broadcast will air on NBC at 8 p.m. ET.

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Bob Marley 40 Years After Death Personal Doctor Suspects Foul Play


Today (May 11th) marks 40 years since Bob Marley’s death, and to this day, his legacy still lives on in the hearts of his many fans across the globe. His impact was so great that, to date, he still has one of the best-selling albums of all time. His greatest hits compilation, Legend, which was released in 1984, has sold over 11 million copies in the U.S. and has spent nearly 300 weeks on the Billboard 200.

Bob Marley died of acral lentiginous melanoma on May 11, 1981, after being diagnosed in 1977. At the time of his death and for many years after, many fans believed that he was purposefully injected with cancer. It’s a theory that many fervent fans still believe. A recent interview that his personal physician, Dr. Carlton “Pee Wee” Fraser, had with Jamaica Observer may lend some credence to their theory.

He believes that Bob Marley may have been injected with the disease a little while after the assassination attempt at Hope Road. In fact, he added that he believed he is aware of the method of delivery. Most people believe that Marley’s woes started after a football injury but Dr Fraser believes differently. He believes that Marley’s troubles all started with the gift of a pair of sneakers.

“After the attempt to murder him at Hope Road when he was shot, Bob retreated to the hills. A few days later he was given a pair of sneakers. When he tried it on a needle went into his big toe and it was so hard to get it out. He then went on tour and when he was in London the toe got worse and it was said they would have to amputate the leg at the hip,” he said. When this was told to Bob Marley, he insisted that he speak with his own doctor. Dr. Fraser then began researching different techniques that would not require amputation.

“We were in New York because I was not licensed to work in the US and had to work through another doctor. After my presentation, they then suggested that it be amputated below the knee. I did not agree and so the decision was taken to remove the malignant area from the toe,” he explained. After that, the doctor sought out a specialist to verify that the procedure had been a success.

“Her exact words were: ‘Fantastic, you have a clear margin of five millimetres, and in some cases seven millimetres around the tumour, so there is no evidence of spread.’ So we had cured Bob as the cancer in his toe had not spread, and everything was fine,” Fraser recalled.

That’s just one of the reasons that he believes the reggae icon might have been deliberately infected. He shared another instance later in Marley’s life that he thinks led to his final diagnosis. He explained that after the procedure, Bob Marley went back on tour but began to have very strange maladies like nose bleeds and headaches. This was when he was told that cancer from his toe had spread throughout his body. He said he was in disbelief at this point because “we had done all the technical scans and X-rays to make sure there was no evidence of cancer in his toe. According to him, “they definitely know what they did.”

He believes the second instance of Marley being infected came during his tour to promote the Uprising album.

“The guy who handled the lighting for all Bob’s shows said during that tour he was not allowed to work on the lighting. He said for that whole time Bob complained about how hot the lights were and the fact that they burned his skin,” he revealed. Marley pressed on, probably driven by his ideals and his belief that he had a message to spread. That was until September 1980, when just before playing football in Central Park, he collapsed. After Fraser went To New York and various tests were conducted, Marley was told that he had two weeks to live.

That’s when Fraser suggested that the reggae star fly to West Germany to be part of some groundbreaking treatment from Dr. Josef Issels. Fraser discovered Dr. Issels after he saw a newspaper advertisement about his innovative ways of treating cancer. He made contact, and the German physician agreed to take Marley on as a patient, where he stayed for seven months. Things looked good from that point, for a little while. Fraser admitted he was hopeful as Marley seemed on the road to recovery.

“Within weeks of Dr Issels’ treatment Bob was showing signs of recovery. Through the electromagnetic machines the size of the tumours in his brain and lungs were reducing. Bob was improving, his body was responding fantastic to it,” he said.

Fraser explained that before the treatment, the “Three Little Birds” singer could hardly walk but while in Germany, he was doing so well that he wanted to get up and play football. “When we were going up the stairs at first I would go up two steps and then wait for Bob to catch up. Within three weeks he was running up the steps. The nosebleeds and headaches had stopped,” he added.

As time passed, an open laparotomy showed that the tumor was now just a lining in his stomach walls. To Fraser, this meant that the therapy was reversing his cancer. He believed that he was definitely on the road to recovery. This is one of the reasons why he was so surprised to learn that Marley was going home. He wanted him to stay longer until the tumor had completely shrunk. He added, though, that he was not privy to the final meetings with Dr. Issels. It’s a decision that he still grapples with.

“I would not have made him leave Germany until there was no more evidence of cancer, which was definitely disappearing. I would say another month or so of the treatment would have done it as all the complex symptomology associated with the tumours had disappeared. I wanted him to stay there longer so that you would have to use a microscope to find even the scar tissue,” Fraser said.

Just before Marley’s death, Fraser left West Germany for London to deal with some issues there. Following his departure just seven days later, the jarring news came to him that Marley had died while en route to Jamaica at Cedars of Lebanon Hospital in Miami, Florida.

“I was dismantled. The news hit me hard. I was in London dealing with Twelve Tribes [of Israel] matters and a brother came and told me Bob had died. How is that? He was doing so well in Germany. Even if he was to die, it should not been so quickly. It was crazy. I could not believe,” Fraser shared with the Jamaica Observer.

The two had become close friends after meeting in 1975. Fraser is a past student of Wolmer’s Boys’ School and studied at Howard University in Washington DC. He met Marley after he joined the Twelve Tribes of Israel and became the organization’s doctor.

He would return to Jamaica to attend Marley’s funeral on May 21, 1981, at the National Arena in St Andrew. He would join over 30,000 people as they mourned the son of the soil who spread a message of peace and love while flying the Jamaican and Rastafarian colors high.

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