Chance the Rapper drops four new songs

Chance the Rapper surprised dropped four new songs on last night after revealing his album is not ready to be released this week.

The 25-year-old Chicago rapper dropped ‘Work Out’, ‘Wala Cam’, ‘I Might Need Security’ and ’65th and Ingleside’ on last night. He also revealed he’s bought the news outlet, Chicagoist.On ‘I Meet Need Security’, he raps: ‘I bought the Chicagoist just to run you racist bitches outta business.’

And the ‘No Problem’ hitmaker said in a statement: ‘I’m extremely excited to be continuing the work of the Chicagoist, an integral local platform for Chicago news, events and entertainment.’

‘I look forward to re-launching it and bringing the people of Chicago an independent media outlet focused on amplifying diverse voices and content.’

The new songs see the ‘Same Drugs’ hitmaker head in a political direction as he calls out Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel on the same track.

He blurts out: ‘And Rahm you done/I’m expecting a resignation/and open investigation on all these paid vacations for murderers.’

Whilst on ’65th’ he heaps praise on his regular collaborator Donald Glover.

He raps: ‘All my raps was about suspension/Then one day Donald took me on tour/Young, broke Chano ain’t broke no more.’

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These were the highest paid celebs in the world this year

This year’s top-earners list is full of familiar faces, along with a few golden oldies.

One day, there will be a world where boxer-turned-human-mint Floyd Mayweather doesn’t celebrity/athlete highest earning lists, but today is not that day. As reported by Forbes in their highest-earning celebrities list for 2018, “Money” cashed in hard on the hype surrounding his much-publicised fight against UFC star Conor McGregor, and his $386 million earning him the top spot. George Clooney squeezed in at second, largely due to the profits he earned from the sale of the Casamigos Tequila Company to Diageo, which he co-founded.

One last thing that deserves a mention, queen of the American lower-middle-class, Judge Judy herself, is still going strong as ever, raking in a mind-boggling $198 million over the course of 2017 through her show and production company. Not bad, considering she apparently only tapes the show 1 day a week.

Check out the full list below:

#10 – Cristiano Ronaldo ($146 million)

#9 – Ed Sheeran ($149 million)

#8 – Lionel Messi ($150 million)

#7 – Coldplay ($156 million)

#6 – U2 ($159 million)

#5 – Dwayne Johnson ($168 million)

#4 – Judge Judy Sheindlin ($199 million)

#3 – Kylie Jenner ($225 million)

#2 – George Clooney ($323 million)

#1 – Floyd Mayweather Jr ($386 million)

[Via GQ]

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Chance the Rapper’s album not coming this week

Chance the Rapper has told fans he won’t be releasing his new album this week, but reassured them he is hard at work in the studio getting it finished.

The 25-year-old rapper had teased plans to drop his hotly-anticipated follow-up to 2014’s Coloring Book in time for his headline performance at the Special Olympics anniversary concert at Northerly Island in his hometown of Chicago, Illinois, on Saturday.

However, he has now said he’s still in the studio putting the finishing touches to the record.

In an interview with The Chicago Tribune, he had teased: ‘I got that feeling when people do something that has a new feel to it. I’m excited for everybody to get that. It’s going to come out just in time for the Special Olympics.”

All that is known is that it is a different project to the seven-track LP the ‘No Problem’ hitmaker is collaborating on with his peer, Kanye West, which he says they are taking their time with.

Speaking about the project, which they are working on in Chicago – where they are both from – Chance told the publication: ‘We’ve just started making it, but I don’t want to manipulate the situation and impose any time frame, because that can hinder you.’

The pair are to make what has been described as a very personal album, which will see Kanye return to his hometown so they can be in the studio together to lay down the hip-hop tracks.

Chance said last week: ‘Working under him, working with him on his albums is crazy, but having him tell me that he wants to produce my album and come to Chicago is like… This month, we’re working in Chicago.’

Chance also revealed that work has already begun on some of the record, claiming that it is already 30 per cent complete.

The ‘I’m the One’ hitmaker first announced his project with Kanye, 41, in June, also spilling he’s working on a project with Childish Gambino – aka Donald Glover.

Announcing the two LPs, he said: ‘I’ve been actively working on the project with Childish. I’m going to do a seven-track with Ye (Kanye).’

On the work he’s made with Glover, he added: ‘We’ve got six songs that are all fire, but I think the album is going to be more than 14 songs.’

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This is why world cup players keep spitting out their water

Turns out it’s not just to avoid getting a dry mouth.

We’ve all seen it by now: Harry Kane leaves the pitch after 105 minutes, sweat dripping from his massive chin, gasping for whatever fluids are nearby to carry him through the last 15 minutes of extra time. He gets his request, being tossed a Powerade-branded bottle, and the dramatic picture of him forcefully spraying drink into his mouth is enough to make any Coca-Cola exec rub their hands in delight. Then he goes and gobs the entire mouthful over the nearest patch of bare earth.

It’s something that’s baffled casual football fans for basically the entirety of the World Cup (and long before that), but there’s a more rational explanation for it than meets the eye. It all bases around something known as ‘Carb-Rinsing’.

The basic principle behind carb-rinsing is that filling your mouth with a carb-filled liquid, in this instance a sugar and salt-heavy sports drink, activates pleasure and sense receptors in your brain that make it think extra energy in the form of food is on the way. This, in theory, stops your brain from thinking the body is fatigued and essentially allows you to use a little extra energy that you’d otherwise have to gain back by swallowing liquids (which can in turn lead to bloating, cramps).

‘You’re sort of tricking the brain a little bit; that’s what we think the mechanism is,’ Asker Jeukendrup, an exercise physiologist and sports nutritionist, told The New York Times. In a study he conducted with the University of Birmingham in 2004, he found that that carb-rinsing made cyclists about a minute faster in 40-kilometer (nearly 25-mile) cycling time trials. Michigan State University is also trialling the method in a study, which so far has found that it provides a performance boost for about 15 minutes. One company in New York has gone so far as to develop a special glucose-based Carb-Rinsing drink.

Some research has suggested that carb-rinsing is only really effective in exercise periods between 30 minutes and an hour, but the England team in particular, for all the little it seemed to help them in the latter stages of their Semi-Final defeat against Croatia, are known to have employed the method throughout the tournament. The benefits provided are largely to do with cardiovascular and muscular endurance, allowing players to run at a slightly higher-level of intensity. It’s unlikely to help them bury any last-minute penalties though.

For Sunday League footballers, this sadly means that however much you think doing a dramatic slosh-and-spit with water on the sidelines at half-time will make you look like Cristiano Ronaldo, it’s actually doing sweet F-all for your hydration. Swallow that H20 and swill around a little Gatorade though, and you might get a bit of a brain boost.

‘You’re going to do every trick in the book to try to maximize cognitive focus after two hours of a pretty intense match,’ said Trent Stellingwerff, the director of performance solutions at the Pacific division of the Canadian Sport Institute. ‘Is there science behind it in a soccer model? Not that I’m aware of yet. Is it going to hurt? Absolutely not. If the athletes believe in it and it’s part of their mojo, will that work? You betcha it will.’

[Via GQ]

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LeBron James to star in new comedy movie?

NBA icon LeBron James could star in a new comedy movie for Paramount Players.

The basketball icon – who previously played himself in the hit comedy Trainwreck – is seeking to broaden his ambitions away from the court, and LeBron, screenwriter Steve Mallory and his production banner Spring Hill Entertainment have just sold a comedy pitch to Paramount Players.The pitch means LeBron – who recently signed a huge contract with the Los Angeles Lakers franchise – could be handed a starring role in the film, Variety reports.

As yet, there are no specific details being made available about the untitled film.

In recent years, LeBron has also signed on to play the central role in the long-awaited Space Jam 2.

The 33-year-old sportsman is following in the footsteps of fellow NBA legend Michael Jordan in appearing in the cartoon movie, although the release schedule has proven to be a headache for director Justin Lin.

He previously explained the challenge, saying: ‘Warner Brothers has been great, I feel like it’s been very precious. Everybody at the studio’s been calling, ‘Let’s go, let’s go’ and I’m like [it’s] not right yet.’

‘To me, the challenge is we have actors who are also professional athletes, so schedule is something that is tough. I’ve been really wanting to push that genre, but to do that you need the right amount of time. So there’s a logistical challenge but also creatively, to do a sequel 20 years later with a new cast and also to be able to, in a relevant way, bring the Looney Tunes back. That’s very important to me to do it right. ‘

‘I feel I’ve done nine different iterations already and we’re going to keep going, but we’re getting closer every day.’

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Sean Diddy Combs fumes over lack of investment for black artists

Sean Diddy Combs is fed up that black artists and black record label executives are not being invested in despite all the billions of dollars they’ve made.

The ‘I’ll Be Missing You’ hitmaker has fumed about the lack of black executives in the music industry despite all the billions of dollars they’ve made.

He told Variety magazine: ‘You have these record companies that are making so much money off our culture, our art form, but they’re not investing or even believing in us. For all the billions of dollars that these black executives have been able to make them, [there’s still hesitation] to put them in the top-level positions. They’ll go and they’ll recruit cats from overseas. It makes sense to give [executives of color] a chance and embrace the evolution, instead of it being that we can only make it to president, senior VP … There’s no black CEO of a major record company. That’s just as bad as the fact that there are no [black] majority owners in the NFL. That’s what really motivates me.’

Meanwhile, Diddy previously insisted that America is an inherently racist country.

He explained: ‘It all dates back to things people don’t want to deal with, which is slavery and a perception people have that we are less than human. We’re still at the bottom of the pole after all these years. Even after having a black President. But you know that’s really going to stop now. Nobody wants to live like that no more and nobody is going to be allowing their children to get killed. And everybody is going to respect that. Should children get killed? No. No matter what is going on.’

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Now RuPaul’s getting his own talk show

Bow down to the reigning king, and the queen, of television.

Having already conquered primetime TV and captured the hearts of the nation, TV show host and preeminent drag queen RuPaul Charles is now turning his attention to a new kind of entertainment: daytime television. That’s right, your Wisconsinite aunt (paging Trixie Mattel) is about to learn who RuPaul is.

Variety reports the unfathomably entertaining Drag Race megastar is filming a daytime TV talk-show pilot in the vein of Ellen for a potential release later next year.

According to the article, the pilot “will be filmed in front of a live audience, will feature the host bringing his unique, positive and aspirational point of view to the format, interviewing celebrities, giving beauty and glam tips, playing games, and dishing on pop culture.” It’s gotta be, like, two years maximum until he gets his own TV station, right? Like Oprah? Whatever happens, count us the hell in.

[Via GQ]

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