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Fredro Starr Went Off on Charlamagne Tha God During Onyx’s “Breakfast Club” Interview

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Things got pretty heated this morning during Onyx‘s interview on The Breakfast Club. Fredro Starr and Charlamagne Tha God got into it after Charlamagne brought up his former relationship with Brandy and past drama with 50 Cent, and it all escalated when Fredro started screaming at Charlamagne about the time he was attacked outside of the radio station.

Charlamagne remained calm and collected during the interview, though it was clear Fredro and Sticky Fingaz wanted to focus on their current tour and new album, Wakedafucup, rather than talk about the past.

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Pharrell and Bee Line’s Red Six-Inch Timbs Are Finally Dropping, and Here’s How to Cop Them

 

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That’s the official release date for Pharrell‘s Bee Line for Billionaire Boys Club red six-inch Timberland boots.

The limited edition boots will come in red leather and have a translucent outsole, tonal hardware, and a Bee Line embroidered hang tag. There will also be two lace options: candy-red or Timberland’s usual brown and yellow.

Pharrell first teased the boots this past summer when he was seen rocking a pair of the prototypes, which he said at the time were “1 of 1.” Following that, Billionaire Boys Club posted a photo of the same boots on its Instagram account in April, with the caption, “SAMPLE cc: @timberland #BillionaireDevelopment,” further confirming the collaboration and potential release. In May, he auctioned off a pair on eBay to benefit FromOneHandToAnOTHER.

The boots will be available exclusively at the BBC New York flagship store on Aug. 17 for $250. There will be an online release the day after, but only if there any left.

Don’t sleep.

[via GQ]

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FIFA 15

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In this new video feature, EA takes us through some of the upgraded features coming to FIFA 15. The developer is pulling out all stops to ensure that this year’s iteration of the world’s best-selling sports title is the most realistic yet.

Some of the upgrades that are coming include full-body defending, improved possession tackles, and more realistic ball physics. To see these and more in action, check out the video below.

FIFA is set to release on September 23 for Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Vita, PC, and 3DS. Be sure to read our previous coverage on the title to see the game in action as well as learn more about the new features and changes coming this time around.

Note: Not all features have been announced for all versions of the game. The stories linked above apply to the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 versions of the game.

 the author Dimitri Gedevanishvili

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Titanfall Frontier’s Edge DLC Out Today

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The second major DLC pack for Respawn’s Titanfall has been released.

Entitled Frontier’s Edge, the DLC features three new maps for Titanfall: Dig Site, an isolated mining outpost, Haven, an exclusive beach resort, and Export, a mining hub on the side of a mountain.

The DLC coincides with a new update for the game as well, which adds some new achievements, listed below:

Haven Victor

Win a single match on Haven

Haven Connoisseur

Play every game mode on Haven

Executioner

Execute 2 Titans in a single match on Haven

Overkill

Kill 15 Titans while you have a Titan burn card active on Haven

Export Victor

Win a single match on Export

Export Connoisseur

Play every game mode on Export

It’s a Trap!

Kill an enemy with the trap on Export

Hidden export

Kill 25 enemies while cloaked in Export

Dig Site Victor

Win a single match on Dig Site

Dig Site Connoisseur

Play every game mode on Dig Site

Dirt Nap

Kill 12 pilots in a single match on Dig Site

Gravesite

Kill 50 Pilots in Dig Site

Titanfall Frontier’s Edge retails for $9.99 and is available now.

[Source: Major Nelson

Our Take:
It’s good to see Titanfall continuing to receive support. The game definitely got off to a hot start, but I don’t feel like I hear a lot of talk about it anymore. Are you still playing?

the author Matt Helgeson

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LL Cool J & Russell Simmons Visit NYC Jail

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A group of young people at a New York City jail complex got some words of encouragement on Thursday from hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons and rapper/actor LL Cool J.

The two visited Rikers Island to mark the launch of a national anti-violence program from Simmons’ RushCard, a prepaid debit card.

RushCard’s Keep the Peace initiative is giving grants to neighborhood organizations. One of those is LIFE Camp, a Queens organization that works with young people, including those at Rikers, to reduce violence.

LL Cool J told the audience that his rough upbringing could have had him where they are if things had worked out differently, and he encouraged them to believe in themselves.

“You can absolutely without a doubt do anything you put your mind to,” he said.

Simmons told them to focus on what’s inside them.

“It’s your spirit you’ve got to work on,” he said.

Deputy Warden Clement Glenn said partnering with programs like LIFE Camp is among the ways the Department of Correction tries to get young people to change their behavior.

We’re “trying to encourage them not to come back into the system, hoping they will integrate into society and become contributing members of their community,” he said.

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Remy Ma Was Reportedly Released From Prison This Morning

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Contrary to reports from Hot 97, Miss Info is now reporting that Remy Ma hasn’t been released from jail just yet.  Remy was convicted of assault, illegal weapon possession, and attempted coercion in 2008 following a shooting at a Manhattan nightclub in 2007. She appealed the ruling in 2011, but was ultimately denied by the judge and ordered to finish out her prison sentence. In an interview with Angie Martinez earlier this month, Remy talked about her plans for once she gets out and revealed that she has plenty of new music on the way, and gave major props to Nicki Minaj on what she’s been releasing, as well.

“Nick has always been a supporter and vice versa,” Remy said. “I like what she does. She’s done wonderful things for females, but I just wish there was more of them

Welcome home, Remy.

UPDATE: Remy’s release from prison has reportedly been delayed, according to Miss Info. Remy was reportedly involved in a disciplinary issue on July 21 which has delayed her release until a later date, according to Revolt. We will continue to update this story as more details are made available.

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Waka Flocka Flame, ’0 to 100 (Freestyle)’: Exclusive Video Premiere & Q&A

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‘Drake deserves a Grammy for ’0 to 100,” Waka tells The Juice.

After turning heads with feature appearances on Flosstradamus‘ “TTU (Too Turnt Up),” DJ Scream’s “Always” and Steve Aoki‘s “Rage the Night Away,” Waka Flocka Flame debuts a video for his take on Drake‘s “0-100/ The Catch-Up.”

Check out the video to Waka Flocka’s “0 to 100 (Freestyle)” below, premiered here on The Juice.

As we’ve seen, the element of surprise and innate need to satisfy fans are two forces that drive unexpected song releases. As Waka Flocka explains to Billboard, “I did it for my fans. I did it because nobody forced me to do it and my Waka Flocka fans deserved it!”

It’s rumored that you flew down to Toronto specifically to film the video with director Footage of Footage WorldWide.
Footage is the Canadian Spike Lee and he’s a fucking genius. He represents my look. There are too many basic looks, and Footage takes it to a good place.

What attracted you to Drake’s “0 to 100/ The Catch Up”?
As soon as I heard the beat, I was like, “Oooohh, this is old school; it’s like Wu-Tang shit.”

Has Drake heard it or know that you were going to remix it?
No, I just dropped it.

Chris Brown, Meek Mill, G-Unit, Juicy J and others have jumped on “0 to 100 / The Catch Up.” What do you think is the allure of this song?
Drake deserves a Grammy for “0 to 100.” It’s a great statement and he has good taste in beats. The song connects, you know?

Would you ever want to work with James Blake, knowing that’s him on “The Catch Up”?
No! I didn’t know that. But I would definitely like to work with James Blake in the future. He’s got a great voice!

On the original version, Drake references upcoming projects and artists from October’s Very Own and Reps Up Records. Are you foreshadowing the rise of 36Brickhouse artists on your version?
Yes. I created a successful company with close friends. As an artist, I try to reach for the sky. When people say things don’t happen overnight, don’t believe them. I go against that. I go against the grain.

I would definitely keep an eye out for artists like Chaz Gotti. He’s going to take over! Southside is another one, who has also produced a number of tracks on my album, and Joey Fatts from Long Beach, whose Chipper Jones Vol. 3 features Action Bronson, A$AP Rocky, Danny Brown and more.

In 2010, you released Flockaveli, which reached No. 6 on the Billboard 200 chart. Talk to us about about your upcoming album, Flockaveli 2.
It’s a really good album. We’re thinking about making this album a double [album]. It’s not going to be an EDM album; [but] I am trying to separate my music from hip-hop. While I was making it, I saw shades of grey.

Any idea when fans might expect the album?
It is dropping this year.

Once your fans watch the video for “0 to 100,” what would you like their response to be?
Tweet #flockmix.

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Alicia Keys Pregnant With Second Child

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Alicia Keys and her husband Swizz Beatz are expecting their second child.

The couple announced the news via Instagram, with Keys writing, “Happy Anniversary to the love of my life @therealswizzz !!. And to make it even sweeter we’ve been blessed with another angel on the way!! You make me happier than I have ever known! Here’s to many many more years of the best parts of life!”

In a separate message, Beatz wrote, “Love is life & life is love and we’re so excited for another GIFT from up above Happy Anniversary my Goddess 4 years of greatness & cheers to 100 plus more inshallah.” ["Inshallah" is Arabic for "God willing."]

The couple married in 2010, and have a son, Egypt Daoud Dean, age 3.

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Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel

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The third and final (for now) Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel character deep dive brings us to our friendly, neighborhood lawbringer. Nisha brings some variety to the stable, with a melee whip and some nifty two-gun action.

Nisha’s special ability, Showdown, lets her hone in on enemies. When activated, you’ll automatically aim at enemies and gain bonuses in gun damage (except for sniper rifles and rocket launchers), fire rate, reload speed, accuracy, and bullet speed. You can quickly cycle to the next enemy by holding the left trigger or L2 and flicking the right stick.

Nisha isn’t really a team player. She doesn’t offer up any skills that benefit her teammates. Instead, she has three different flavors of hot lead.

Skill Tree: Fan the Hammer

Notable Skills

  • Saddle Up – Killing enemies increases movement speed and gun damage
  • Ruthless – Kills during Showdown extend its duration
  • Magnificent Six – The last six bullets in non-elemental weapon clips deal extra damage
  • Short Fused – Killing an enemy adds explosive damage to your shots for a short time.
  • Faster ’n You – Killing increases reload speed, weapon swap speed and fire rate
  • Pickpocket – Melee attacks steal up to six bullets from enemy and instantly load them in your magazine. No cooldown, doesn’t work with rocket launcher.
  • Hell’s Comin’ With Me – After reloading or topping off your gun with Pickpocket, your weapon has a chance to fire twice.
  • One for Each of Ya – Nisha’s Fan the Hammer capstone skill puts a duplicate pistol in her off-hand. Have a sweet handgun? Now you’ve got two.

Play Style: Aggressive gunslinging

Fan the Hammer is one of the most synergistic trees in the Borderlands series. Lots of kill skills that boost Nisha’s core abilities make her deadly with a pistol (or pistols once you get to One for Each of Ya).

Once she gets on a roll, she’ll be faster and deal more damage until there’s nothing left. If you’re playing solo, or just want to be the team damage dealer, Fan the Hammer is a good bet.

Skill Tree: Law and Order

Notable Skills

  • Law – Increased shield capacity and melee damage
  • Order – Each time you take 15 percent of your maximum health in damage, you gain a stack of Order. Based on the number of Order stacks, you have a chance to instantly heal double the damage taken. These deplete quickly out of battle.
  • Rough Rider – A slam augment that increases damage by 25 percent. Each enemy damaged awards five stacks of Order.
  • Wanted – When an enemy would cause you to gain an Order stack, it gains a Wanted stack. Dealing damage to that enemy consumes the Wanted stacks and deals bonus damage based on the number of Wanted stacks and your level.
  • Discipline – Once you reach 10 Order stacks, your shields are restored to full. While at 10 or more Order stacks, you gain increased melee damage, gun damage, and reduced shield recharge delay for each Order stack.
  • Blood of the Guilty – Killing an enemy gives you an Order stack and restores five percent of your health.
  • Rarin’ to Go – Killing an enemy gives increased reload speed and gun damage based on Order stacks.
  • Thunder Crackdown – Law and Order’s capstone is a melee override that creates cone-shaped shock burst that deals increased damage (25 percent) for each Order stack.

Play Style: Up close, methodical killer.

Unlike Fan the Hammer, which is focused on gun damage, Law and Order mixes in some melee skills. As you can tell from the list above, this talent group is all about building up stacks of Order. As you level up, you’ll have more ways to do that.

This tree requires players to know how to keep those Order stacks flowing, which means mixing slams into your repertoire and keeping your kill count up. If you don’t want to obsess over the Order stacks, look elsewhere. For those who don’t mind the micromanaging, there is a lot of power in Order.

Skill Tree: The Riflewoman

Notable Skills

  • Snap Shot – Firing from the hip grants increased accuracy and recoil reduction.
  • Bona Fide Grit – Killing grants bonus critical hit damage and health regeneration for a short time
  • Unchained – Shooting an enemy grants a stack of Unchained, which increases fire rate. A stack can be gained once per second and all are lost if you don’t shoot an enemy for 10 seconds.
  • Quick Shot – Reloading grants increased gun damage and fire rate from the hip.
  • Crack Shot – First shot from a fully loaded magazine causes bonus damage. If an enemy is killed with this shot, it explodes causing area of effect damage.
  • Impatience – Killing an enemy grants a stack of Impatience, which increases reload speed by 20 percent for each stack. All are lost after reloading.
  • Hot Lead – Critical hits with non-elemental guns deal incendiary damage and have a high chance of igniting enemies.
  • Tombstone – Killing an enemy boosts Critical Hit chance for a short time.
  • The Unforgiven – During Showdown, shots that connect with enemies ricochet toward other enemies. When Showdown ends, all enemies hit suffer an explosion.

The Riflewoman is largely about shooting from the hip, emptying a magazine quickly, and reloading frequently. With skills that boost critical hits (making Hot Lead even more useful once you get to it), this version of Nisha is more about calculated reloads to keep Unchained stacks building, which keep you firing faster and faster.

On a team, Nisha’s biggest benefit is that she wants the non-elemental loot. While your friends will fight over sweet new elemental gear, you’ll be content to deal high damage without shocking, sliming, igniting, or freezing your foes.

Nisha plays differently than a lot of the other characters, which might appeal to those looking for a very different Borderlands experience. Within the fast, heavy damage archetype are three skill tress that are vastly different spins on the concept. Whether you’re looking for dual wielding, fast and precise firing, or something a bit more up close and personal, Nisha’s got it.

Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel is out on October 14 for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC. Be sure to check out our Athena and Wilhelm deep dives for more. You can also check out our preview from E3.

 the author Mike Futter