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Summer 2019 has been a success for Chance the Rapper, from placing all of his mixtapes on major streaming platforms to having an appearance in the live-action remake of Disney's The Lion King. Now, the Chicago native has something else up his sleeve.
The "Juice" rapper took to his Twitter account on Tuesday (July 16), to tease a long-awaited announcement for fans if they watched the Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon that same day.
Watch fallon tonight at 10:30 Chicago time. Very important information #owbum pic.twitter.com/hi06QWqXJr
— Chance The Rapper Album in July (@chancetherapper) July 16, 2019
During the interview, a light-hearted exchange between the two showed Fallon agreeing to pre-order the album only if Chance would disclose the release date and title. Once the purchase was complete, a roar of applause took over the studio and The Big Day, releasing July 26, was announced.
Jimmy pre-orders @chancetherapper’s new #owbum in exchange for major album details! Full reveal on #FallonTonight pic.twitter.com/A2KFog3BTU
— Fallon Tonight (@FallonTonight) July 17, 2019
The Big Day 7/26 PREORDER @ https://t.co/vYAw6BptJu 💿💿 #owbum pic.twitter.com/cVBUrsQkGG
— Chance The Rapper Album in July (@chancetherapper) July 17, 2019
Chance also told audience members the importance of this release, saying that in the past he never sold his projects, however, his debut album will have a price tag attached.
You can pre-order The Big Day here which includes a hard-copy CD and digital album.
On Wednesday (July 17), the trailer for the star-studded Hustlers film debuted, highlighting appearances from Jennifer Lopez, Keke Palmer, Constance Wu, Lizzo, and Cardi B.
Complex reports that Lorene Scafaria's drama is based on The Cut's article "The Hustlers at Scores" by Jessica Pressler, who describes the story as "a modern Robin Hood story for you: a few strippers who stole from (mostly) rich, (usually) disgusting, (in their minds) pathetic men and gave to, well, themselves."
Cardi B will grace the box office for the first time, and writer/director Scafaria was determined to cast the "Money" artist in the feature film but it was not an easy task. Scafaria previously told Vulture, "I chased Cardi for two years," and admitted that the connection happened through a direct message. "I got back a 'We know, we'll get back to you,'" she said. "I didn't know if I was talking to her or somebody else."
Watch the Hustlers trailer above, that has already racked up 95,000 views on YouTube.
After a three-month trial period, a Brooklyn judge sentenced Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman to life in prison plus 30 years on Wednesday (July 17), CNN reports. The Mexico native faced 10 charges stemming from narcotic dealings that stretched into the United States, to other criminal activities including money laundering and murder conspiracy. He was once deemed the captain of the infamous Sinaloa Cartel.
Guzman will reportedly carry out his sentence at Colorado’s Penitentiary Administrative Maximum Facility, a place that the news site deemed “the highest-security federal prison” in the United States. According to The Washington Post, Guzman believes justice wasn’t served in his trial. “When extradited, I expected to have a fair trial where justice was blind and my fame would not be a factor, but what happened was actually the opposite,” he said. “The government of the United States will send me to a prison where my name will never be heard again. I will take this opportunity to say there was no justice here.”
According to CBS News, Richard Donoghue, U.S. Attorney for New York’s Eastern District, said in February that the possibility of parole was unlikely for Guzman. “His conviction is a victory for the American people who have suffered so long and so much while Guzman made billions pouring poison over our southern border," he said. Guzman's attorney Mariel Colon said the legal team is weighing an appeal.
The government is also demanding that Guzman turn over $112.6 billion while a restitution fee will be solidified at a different point in time. The verdict arrives nearly two-and-a-half years since he was extradited to the U.S. from Mexico. While detained in the latter country, Guzman escaped from prison on two separate occasions before landing in captivity in the states.