Nelly Speaks On New England Patriots Protesting Visit To Donald Trump’s White House

Los Angeles, CA – Nelly has proven his capabilities as a person who knows sports in times past and offered some of his measured opinion regarding the Super Bowl champion New England Patriots. The St. Louis rapper shared his insight on the protests by several Pats players to forgo the traditional visit to the White House in protest of President Donald Trump and his administration’s policies.

The 42-year-old artist was on Fox Sports 1’s Skip and Shannon: Undisputed show and weighed in on the controversial stances taken by Martellus Bennett, Alan Branch, LaGarrette Blount, Chris Long, Dont’a Hightower, and Devin McCourty. Nelly believes that this is just the start of similar protests to take place across the professional sports universe.

“This is the beginning,” Nelly said. “This is gonna get a lot worse before it gets better anytime soon and I’m talking all the way across the board. Now you have to look at all the major sports franchises and how this is going to play out. You have to look at the demographics on a lot of the sports franchises.”

Nelly added, “You go to [the] NHL, you go to the MLB. It’s a lot of Latin players in the MLB. How does [Trump’s administration] play with the global branding of the MLB? How does it go with the global branding for any sports franchise?”

After host Shannon Sharpe quipped that players in the NBA could be affected by the ban, Nelly retorted by saying because of the league’s largely black makeup, players who’ve won the NBA championship would also forgo the tradition of visiting the president in Washington.

Watch the full interview in the clip above.

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Nelly Speaks On New England Patriots Protesting Visit To Donald Trump’s White House

Los Angeles, CA – Nelly has proven his capabilities as a person who knows sports in times past and offered some of his measured opinion regarding the Super Bowl champion New England Patriots. The St. Louis rapper shared his insight on the protests by several Pats players to forgo the traditional visit to the White House in protest of President Donald Trump and his administration’s policies.

The 42-year-old artist was on Fox Sports 1’s Skip and Shannon: Undisputed show and weighed in on the controversial stances taken by Martellus Bennett, Alan Branch, LaGarrette Blount, Chris Long, Dont’a Hightower, and Devin McCourty. Nelly believes that this is just the start of similar protests to take place across the professional sports universe.

“This is the beginning,” Nelly said. “This is gonna get a lot worse before it gets better anytime soon and I’m talking all the way across the board. Now you have to look at all the major sports franchises and how this is going to play out. You have to look at the demographics on a lot of the sports franchises.”

Nelly added, “You go to [the] NHL, you go to the MLB. It’s a lot of Latin players in the MLB. How does [Trump’s administration] play with the global branding of the MLB? How does it go with the global branding for any sports franchise?”

After host Shannon Sharpe quipped that players in the NBA could be affected by the ban, Nelly retorted by saying because of the league’s largely black makeup, players who’ve won the NBA championship would also forgo the tradition of visiting the president in Washington.

Watch the full interview in the clip above.

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Hip Hop Single Sales: Machine Gun Kelly, Migos & Bruno Mars

Machine Gun Kelly has been sniffing at the #1 spot for the past two weeks with his single “Bad Things,” edging out the ultra-hot Migos’ smash “Bad and Boujee” by just a couple of hundred single sales on this week’s Digital Genre R&B/Hip-Hop chart. Bruno Mars’ “24K Magic” is still holding strong at #3, but continues to trail the Atlanta trio by a good margin despite the Cultureartists seeing a double-digit drop in sales.

Machine Gun Kelly Creeps To #1

A 3% increase in sales for MGK’s “Bad Things” featuring Fifth Harmony singer Camila Cabello hits the coveted #1 spot, switching places with Migos. The Cleveland star’s track sold 42, 773 units during the seven days leading up to February 2.

Migos Edged Out For #2

Migos’ mega-hit doesn’t feel like it’s going anywhere soon, despite a 16% decrease in sales and a drop to #2. The Metro Boomin-produced “Bad and Boujee” sold 42, 571 units during the most recent sales cycle.

Bruno Mars’ Lead Single Hits At #3

Despite a 8% drop in sales, Bruno Mars’ lead single from his third album of the same name, “24K Magic,” won’t let go of its hold on the charts. The track sold 36, 085 last week as it remains at #3.

The Top 10 R&B/Hip Hop Single Sales For Week Ending 02/02/2017

#1. Machine Gun Kelly f. Camila Cabello – “Bad Things” – 42,773 (596,076)

#2. Migos f. Lil Uzi Vert – “Bad And Boujee” – 42, 571 (544,454)

#3. Bruno Mars – “24K Magic” – 36,085 (1,083,619)

#4. The Weeknd f. Daft Punk – “I Feel It Coming” –34,243 (263,906)

#5. Rihanna – “Love On The Brain” – 32,832 (570,698)

#6. Drake – “Fake Love” – 29,049 (620,872)

#7. Amine – “Caroline” – 28,381 (555,294)

#8. Kyle – “iSpy” f. Lil Yachty – 28,004 (129,539)

#9. The Weeknd f. Daft Punk – “Starboy” – 24,507 (1,282,413)

#10. Rae Sremmurd f. Gucci Mane – “Black Beatles” – 24,448 (1,187,524)

See last week’s Hip Hop Single Sales report here.

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Hip Hop Single Sales: Machine Gun Kelly, Migos & Bruno Mars

Machine Gun Kelly has been sniffing at the #1 spot for the past two weeks with his single “Bad Things,” edging out the ultra-hot Migos’ smash “Bad and Boujee” by just a couple of hundred single sales on this week’s Digital Genre R&B/Hip-Hop chart. Bruno Mars’ “24K Magic” is still holding strong at #3, but continues to trail the Atlanta trio by a good margin despite the Cultureartists seeing a double-digit drop in sales.

Machine Gun Kelly Creeps To #1

A 3% increase in sales for MGK’s “Bad Things” featuring Fifth Harmony singer Camila Cabello hits the coveted #1 spot, switching places with Migos. The Cleveland star’s track sold 42, 773 units during the seven days leading up to February 2.

Migos Edged Out For #2

Migos’ mega-hit doesn’t feel like it’s going anywhere soon, despite a 16% decrease in sales and a drop to #2. The Metro Boomin-produced “Bad and Boujee” sold 42, 571 units during the most recent sales cycle.

Bruno Mars’ Lead Single Hits At #3

Despite a 8% drop in sales, Bruno Mars’ lead single from his third album of the same name, “24K Magic,” won’t let go of its hold on the charts. The track sold 36, 085 last week as it remains at #3.

The Top 10 R&B/Hip Hop Single Sales For Week Ending 02/02/2017

#1. Machine Gun Kelly f. Camila Cabello – “Bad Things” – 42,773 (596,076)

#2. Migos f. Lil Uzi Vert – “Bad And Boujee” – 42, 571 (544,454)

#3. Bruno Mars – “24K Magic” – 36,085 (1,083,619)

#4. The Weeknd f. Daft Punk – “I Feel It Coming” –34,243 (263,906)

#5. Rihanna – “Love On The Brain” – 32,832 (570,698)

#6. Drake – “Fake Love” – 29,049 (620,872)

#7. Amine – “Caroline” – 28,381 (555,294)

#8. Kyle – “iSpy” f. Lil Yachty – 28,004 (129,539)

#9. The Weeknd f. Daft Punk – “Starboy” – 24,507 (1,282,413)

#10. Rae Sremmurd f. Gucci Mane – “Black Beatles” – 24,448 (1,187,524)

See last week’s Hip Hop Single Sales report here.

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Hip Hop Single Sales: Machine Gun Kelly, Migos & Bruno Mars

Machine Gun Kelly has been sniffing at the #1 spot for the past two weeks with his single “Bad Things,” edging out the ultra-hot Migos’ smash “Bad and Boujee” by just a couple of hundred single sales on this week’s Digital Genre R&B/Hip-Hop chart. Bruno Mars’ “24K Magic” is still holding strong at #3, but continues to trail the Atlanta trio by a good margin despite the Cultureartists seeing a double-digit drop in sales.

Machine Gun Kelly Creeps To #1

A 3% increase in sales for MGK’s “Bad Things” featuring Fifth Harmony singer Camila Cabello hits the coveted #1 spot, switching places with Migos. The Cleveland star’s track sold 42, 773 units during the seven days leading up to February 2.

Migos Edged Out For #2

Migos’ mega-hit doesn’t feel like it’s going anywhere soon, despite a 16% decrease in sales and a drop to #2. The Metro Boomin-produced “Bad and Boujee” sold 42, 571 units during the most recent sales cycle.

Bruno Mars’ Lead Single Hits At #3

Despite a 8% drop in sales, Bruno Mars’ lead single from his third album of the same name, “24K Magic,” won’t let go of its hold on the charts. The track sold 36, 085 last week as it remains at #3.

The Top 10 R&B/Hip Hop Single Sales For Week Ending 02/02/2017

#1. Machine Gun Kelly f. Camila Cabello – “Bad Things” – 42,773 (596,076)

#2. Migos f. Lil Uzi Vert – “Bad And Boujee” – 42, 571 (544,454)

#3. Bruno Mars – “24K Magic” – 36,085 (1,083,619)

#4. The Weeknd f. Daft Punk – “I Feel It Coming” –34,243 (263,906)

#5. Rihanna – “Love On The Brain” – 32,832 (570,698)

#6. Drake – “Fake Love” – 29,049 (620,872)

#7. Amine – “Caroline” – 28,381 (555,294)

#8. Kyle – “iSpy” f. Lil Yachty – 28,004 (129,539)

#9. The Weeknd f. Daft Punk – “Starboy” – 24,507 (1,282,413)

#10. Rae Sremmurd f. Gucci Mane – “Black Beatles” – 24,448 (1,187,524)

See last week’s Hip Hop Single Sales report here.

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Ces Cru Shares “Catastrophic Event Specialists” Album

Ces Cru released its Catastrophic Event Specialists album yesterday (February 10), the group’s first album since 2014’s Codename: Ego Stripper LP.

The latest offering from the Strange Music duo is made up of 18 tracks split into three parts with two bonus cuts on the deluxe version. Label boss Tech N9ne appears on “Rock Out”while other features come from Murs, Rittz, Krizz Kaliko and Mackenzie Nicole.

Catastrophic Event Specialists is Ubiquitous and Godemis’ commentary on the current political climate as they touch on police brutality and other conflicts in society. Both members seek to empower their audience to find the strength within to make a difference in the world.

Ces Cru will be joining Tech on his Strictly Strange Tour, a 68-show trek that starts March 22 in Omaha and concludes with a homecoming show June 4 in Kansas City.

Stream Ces Cru’s Catastrophic Event Specialists album and see the cover art and tracklist below.

Ces Cru Catastrophic Event Specialists album cover art
  1. Calamity (Act I)
  2. Combustible
  3. Highlander
  4. Rubble (f. Rittz)
  5. Tidal Wavy
  6. Average Joe
  7. Entropy (Act II)
  8. The Process (Guillotine)
  9. Purge
  10. Gridlock
  11. Slave
  12. Rock Out (f. Tech N9ne)
  13. Metal and Flesh (f. Murs)
  14. Scourge (Act III)
  15. Deja Vu
  16. Hero (f. Mackenzie Nicole)
  17. Hangout (f. Krizz Kaliko)
  18. Ghetto Celebrity (f. JL, Joey Cool & Info Gates)
  19. Same Same [Bonus]
  20. Famished (Remix) [feat. PERSEPH1, Kutty Slitz, Trizz & J.L.]
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Ces Cru Shares “Catastrophic Event Specialists” Album

Ces Cru released its Catastrophic Event Specialists album yesterday (February 10), the group’s first album since 2014’s Codename: Ego Stripper LP.

The latest offering from the Strange Music duo is made up of 18 tracks split into three parts with two bonus cuts on the deluxe version. Label boss Tech N9ne appears on “Rock Out”while other features come from Murs, Rittz, Krizz Kaliko and Mackenzie Nicole.

Catastrophic Event Specialists is Ubiquitous and Godemis’ commentary on the current political climate as they touch on police brutality and other conflicts in society. Both members seek to empower their audience to find the strength within to make a difference in the world.

Ces Cru will be joining Tech on his Strictly Strange Tour, a 68-show trek that starts March 22 in Omaha and concludes with a homecoming show June 4 in Kansas City.

Stream Ces Cru’s Catastrophic Event Specialists album and see the cover art and tracklist below.

Ces Cru Catastrophic Event Specialists album cover artCes Cru Catastrophic Event Specialists album cover art
  1. Calamity (Act I)
  2. Combustible
  3. Highlander
  4. Rubble (f. Rittz)
  5. Tidal Wavy
  6. Average Joe
  7. Entropy (Act II)
  8. The Process (Guillotine)
  9. Purge
  10. Gridlock
  11. Slave
  12. Rock Out (f. Tech N9ne)
  13. Metal and Flesh (f. Murs)
  14. Scourge (Act III)
  15. Deja Vu
  16. Hero (f. Mackenzie Nicole)
  17. Hangout (f. Krizz Kaliko)
  18. Ghetto Celebrity (f. JL, Joey Cool & Info Gates)
  19. Same Same [Bonus]
  20. Famished (Remix) [feat. PERSEPH1, Kutty Slitz, Trizz & J.L.]
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Ces Cru Shares “Catastrophic Event Specialists” Album

Ces Cru released its Catastrophic Event Specialists album yesterday (February 10), the group’s first album since 2014’s Codename: Ego Stripper LP.

The latest offering from the Strange Music duo is made up of 18 tracks split into three parts with two bonus cuts on the deluxe version. Label boss Tech N9ne appears on “Rock Out”while other features come from Murs, Rittz, Krizz Kaliko and Mackenzie Nicole.

Catastrophic Event Specialists is Ubiquitous and Godemis’ commentary on the current political climate as they touch on police brutality and other conflicts in society. Both members seek to empower their audience to find the strength within to make a difference in the world.

Ces Cru will be joining Tech on his Strictly Strange Tour, a 68-show trek that starts March 22 in Omaha and concludes with a homecoming show June 4 in Kansas City.

Stream Ces Cru’s Catastrophic Event Specialists album and see the cover art and tracklist below.

Ces Cru Catastrophic Event Specialists album cover art
  1. Calamity (Act I)
  2. Combustible
  3. Highlander
  4. Rubble (f. Rittz)
  5. Tidal Wavy
  6. Average Joe
  7. Entropy (Act II)
  8. The Process (Guillotine)
  9. Purge
  10. Gridlock
  11. Slave
  12. Rock Out (f. Tech N9ne)
  13. Metal and Flesh (f. Murs)
  14. Scourge (Act III)
  15. Deja Vu
  16. Hero (f. Mackenzie Nicole)
  17. Hangout (f. Krizz Kaliko)
  18. Ghetto Celebrity (f. JL, Joey Cool & Info Gates)
  19. Same Same [Bonus]
  20. Famished (Remix) [feat. PERSEPH1, Kutty Slitz, Trizz & J.L.]
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“Scarface” Remake Gets Release Date

Universal announced Friday (February 10) that a remake of Hip Hop’s favorite movie Scarface is slated to debut the summer of 2018.

Training Day and The Equalizer‘s Antoine Fuqua was originally supposed to be the director of the film, but due to scheduling conflicts over creating a sequel to The Equalizer with Denzel Washington, he had to step away from the project.

Fuqua tried to coordinate where he could work on both Scarface and part two of The Equalizer,Variety reports. But Universal is currently searching for a new director. The film already has a release date for August 10, 2018.

The film will be a Bluegrass Films and Global Produce production with the producer of the 1983 remake of Scarface, Martin Bregman, on board and Boardwalk Empire‘s Terence Winter as the writer.

Four-time Academy Award winners Joel Coen and Ethan Coen, known as The Coen Brothers, will be publishing the script.

The classic crime movie will maintain the immigrant story told in both the 1932 and 1983 films, except it will be based in Los Angeles and focus on a Mexican immigrant. It’s rumored that Rouge One: A Star Wars Story‘s Diego Luna will star in the film.

“It touches on a more modern day, not just gangsterism but how everything moves now on the streets,” Fuqua said of the film in an exclusive with HipHopDX’s Editor-In-Chief Trent Clark in September. “How money moves now. The Scarface [from 1983], he couldn’t survive today. We saw that. The Pablos came and went. El Chapo is about to go. So what’s next?”

As word makes its rounds the Scarface will be remade, Twitter, of course, reacted to the news. Some are not very happy about a remake, of the 1983 remake of Howard Hawks 1932 gangster movie, Scarface.

FUCK YOU HOLLYWOOD….We do not need a Scarface remake pic.twitter.com/rWmO5ydPch

— Sarah (@CloisForever23) February 10, 2017

Hell nooooo…. on making a remake of #Scarface!!!!! pic.twitter.com/9uY6fA6Hij

— T_o (@T_oKool) February 10, 2017

#Scarface Remake? I’ll give it a chance. But if you fuck it up, you will be buried. pic.twitter.com/ncKIhdwiHv

— Simply (@Simplyuntold) February 10, 2017

A #Scarface remake? pic.twitter.com/jj3puBI9y0

— Andy Parker (@mrandyparker) February 10, 2017

Nobody asked for a remake of that overrated/mediocre movie, Scarface.

— Jamal (@TrafalgarMal) February 10, 2017

WHY WOULD YOU REMAKE SCARFACE IT’S PERFECT

— Rickys Modern Life (@RickAutiello) February 10, 2017

Why they gotta remake scarface and oceans 11 pic.twitter.com/2yr9DbxGST

— p (@Liam2yeezy) February 10, 2017

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“Scarface” Remake Gets Release Date

Universal announced Friday (February 10) that a remake of Hip Hop’s favorite movie Scarface is slated to debut the summer of 2018.

Training Day and The Equalizer‘s Antoine Fuqua was originally supposed to be the director of the film, but due to scheduling conflicts over creating a sequel to The Equalizer with Denzel Washington, he had to step away from the project.

Fuqua tried to coordinate where he could work on both Scarface and part two of The Equalizer,Variety reports. But Universal is currently searching for a new director. The film already has a release date for August 10, 2018.

The film will be a Bluegrass Films and Global Produce production with the producer of the 1983 remake of Scarface, Martin Bregman, on board and Boardwalk Empire‘s Terence Winter as the writer.

Four-time Academy Award winners Joel Coen and Ethan Coen, known as The Coen Brothers, will be publishing the script.

The classic crime movie will maintain the immigrant story told in both the 1932 and 1983 films, except it will be based in Los Angeles and focus on a Mexican immigrant. It’s rumored that Rouge One: A Star Wars Story‘s Diego Luna will star in the film.

“It touches on a more modern day, not just gangsterism but how everything moves now on the streets,” Fuqua said of the film in an exclusive with HipHopDX’s Editor-In-Chief Trent Clark in September. “How money moves now. The Scarface [from 1983], he couldn’t survive today. We saw that. The Pablos came and went. El Chapo is about to go. So what’s next?”

As word makes its rounds the Scarface will be remade, Twitter, of course, reacted to the news. Some are not very happy about a remake, of the 1983 remake of Howard Hawks 1932 gangster movie, Scarface.

FUCK YOU HOLLYWOOD….We do not need a Scarface remake pic.twitter.com/rWmO5ydPch

— Sarah (@CloisForever23) February 10, 2017

Hell nooooo…. on making a remake of #Scarface!!!!! pic.twitter.com/9uY6fA6Hij

— T_o (@T_oKool) February 10, 2017

#Scarface Remake? I’ll give it a chance. But if you fuck it up, you will be buried. pic.twitter.com/ncKIhdwiHv

— Simply (@Simplyuntold) February 10, 2017

A #Scarface remake? pic.twitter.com/jj3puBI9y0

— Andy Parker (@mrandyparker) February 10, 2017

Nobody asked for a remake of that overrated/mediocre movie, Scarface.

— Jamal (@TrafalgarMal) February 10, 2017

WHY WOULD YOU REMAKE SCARFACE IT’S PERFECT

— Rickys Modern Life (@RickAutiello) February 10, 2017

Why they gotta remake scarface and oceans 11 pic.twitter.com/2yr9DbxGST

— p (@Liam2yeezy) February 10, 2017

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