With 2014 Forest Hills Drive in stores, J. Cole paid a visit to “The Late Show with David Letterman” on Wednesday. But instead of performing a song off his new album, he paid tribute to Mike Brown and Eric Garner with “Be Free,” a song that he released in August. Dressed in all black, Cole closed his eyes as he delivered the emotional lyrics, and debuted some new bars.
“Forget this chain ’cause this ain’t me / Though I’m eternally grateful to Jay Z,” he raps.
2014 Forest Hills Drive is expected to sell 320-350k in its first week, but Cole brushed off the projections.
“Album in stores now. 2014 Forest Hills Drive. No thank you on projections. Just did Letterman, I’ll never forget it. Thank you God,” he tweeted.
Watch his powerful performance below.
Last week, Killer Mike published a short essay to Instagram begging for humanity in the wake of the death of Missouri teenager Michael Brown. Today, conflict and protest in the town of Ferguson, Missouri wages on and the Atlanta-based Run the Jewels rapper has again taken up the pen to address this situation. In an op-ed on Billboard, Mike again seeks to inspire empathy with the events in the town saying that “whatever this country is willing to do to the least of us, it will one day do to us all.” His tone throughout is definitive. Pop the hood to read Mike’s Op-Ed: Continue reading
The Los Angeles Lakers, in a surprising move, announced Monday morning that they have signed former Phoenix Suns and New York Knicks coach Mike D’Antoni to replace Mike Brown as head coach.
A league source said D’Antoni has a three-year deal worth $12 million and that the fourth year is a club option.
D’Antoni’s has a four-year contract, his agent, Warren LeGarie, confirmed late Sunday night, several hours after the Lakers beat Sacramento 103-90 for their second straight win under interim coach Bernie Bickerstaff.
The deal was signed around 11:30 p.m. PT Sunday night, a source close to the situation told ESPN. Sources confirmed a Los Angeles Times report that D’Antoni quickly agreed to coach the Lakers after L.A.’s weekend of negotiations to bring back Phil Jackson broke down.
The Lakers said they plan to hold a news conference most likely on Tuesday or Wednesday. In a statement released by the team, Lakers spokesperson John Black said team owner Jerry Buss, executive vice president Jim Buss and general manager Mitch Kupchak were “unanimous that D’Antoni was the best coach for the team at this time.” Continue reading
Los Angeles Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant scored 48 points against the Phoenix Suns, making him the first player to score over 40 points in a game after playing at least 15 years in the NBA. Kobe is also playing with torn tendons in his shooting wrist which require pain numbing shots before each game. This makes his scoring output even more impressive. Our Lakers sources have been on record saying “If this was any other player in the league they would not be playing”. Continue reading
According to Matt Steinmetz, who is an NBA reporter for CSN Bay Area, two NBA sources have confirmed that Mike Brown will be the Lakers Head Coach.
Here is what Steinmetz had to say in his report:
Brown, the former coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers, is expected to be named the new coach of the Los Angeles Lakers, according to two league sources.
Brown was considered a frontrunner for the Warriors’ job, but is expected to sign a four-year contract worth approximately $18 million with the Lakers — succeeding Phil Jackson as coach.
An earlier Yahoo report noted that a close league friend told Yahoo! Sports that, “He really wants this [the Lakers job] to happen.”
Mike Brown had five successful seasons as the Cleveland Cavaliers head coach, including a trip to the NBA Finals. Brown, was fired in 2010 after five seasons in Cleveland, where he went 272-138.
Brown also won the Coach of the Year award after the 2008-2009 season.
The Lakers will need more than a new head coach.There need’s to be a serious roster change.Speaking of coaches did The Lakers organization completely over look Brian Shaw??B Shaw if we were you we would look for another team to try & coach because it doesn’t seem like a Lakers head coaching job is any where in your future.