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Should the Baltimore Ravens Bring Ray Lewis Back or Not?

A Ray Lewis speech can give a person more energy than a five-hour energy drink. And there’s an old legend that Ray Lewis went to a funeral wake, gave a motivational speech and the person actually came back from the dead. I totally believe this story to be true.

Lewis is easily one of the top five linebackers to every play the game of football and in terms of quotables from athletes—he’s easily the Muhammad Ali of our time. Lewis tore his right tricep muscle this past Sunday and is now out for the rest of the season. Many are fearing that Lewis, 37, may have to retire because of this injury. Lewis already expressed wanting to be actively involved in his son’s football career when he enrolls at the University of Miami next year. Fans and sportswriters took Lewis’ comments to mean that he was retiring at the end of this season.

As fans, we must be honest and admit that although Lewis is a great leader, Father Time is catching up with him. The Cowboys rushed for an ungodly 227 yards on Sunday and most of that was on Lewis’ watch. When Lewis was hurt, he was unable to get off a block and already six yards down the field. The old Ray Lewis would have been in the hole immediately bringing hell, brimstone and humiliation to whoever he tackled. I don’t enjoy lying to myself and there’s no way I can admit that today’s Ray Lewis is just as effective as the younger Ray Lewis.

There’s no doubt in my mind that Ray Lewis will rehab and return to play next year. Ray Lewis isn’t going out like that. The issue is the same issue that the Indianapolis Colts dealt with last year regarding whether or not to bring Peyton Manning back.

Lewis is signed through the 2015 season and will be making $5.4M in 2013, $5.85M in 2014 and $6.3M in 2015. That’s a whole lot of money to pay an aging linebacker that may want to hang around because he loves the game so much?

At the end of the season, should the Ravens send Ray Lewis on his way or should they welcome him back?

After you answer that…get a Tuesday afternoon pick-up and check out Ray Lewis’ Top 4 motivational speeches below.

4. Madden ’13 Motivational Speech

3. Speech To His Alma Mater, the Miami Hurricanes

2. Ray Lewis Motivating the Stanford Basketball Team

1. 2011 AFC Championship Game Loss Speech

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Smollett was charged last month with felony disorderly conduct for filing an alleged false report to the Chicago police on Jan. 29, claiming he was assaulted by two masked men. Now, Smollett was reduced to a smaller role in the fifth season of the Fox show and has been shelved entirely from the last two episodes of the season.

According to the 48-year-old actress, the set's mood during production has not changed much in the wake of Smollett's on-going case.

Though Henson offered up the set's current atmosphere, the Acrimony star did not make any direct comments about the scandal. She did, however, comment on her character Cookie's trials that will occur in the second half of the season. "Cookie's on a really emotional roller coaster this year," Henson revealed. "She's finding herself."

Smollett is currently facing 16 felony charges for his assumed role in the staging of a hate crime against himself and for filing a false police report.

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Allow Salma Slims To Provide "Seasoning" With Her Irresistible Flow

Salma Slims has come out the kitchen with some new heat.

The Private Club Records prodigy recently released a new song titled "Seasoning," giving her fans the sauce they've craved and then some.

"My flow change like seasons/this that sauce that seasoning/do the whole rap game breezy," Slims rapped on the record produced by Cam Wallace who has worked with artists such as Ty Dolla $ign and Sevyn Streeter. The track single is a teaser for what fans can expect for the artist's and model's upcoming project Runway Rapper expected later this year.

Although she's presently an up-and-coming hip-hop artist and a successful model, instead of rapping about the current "hats" she wears, Slims recalled her past life working in retail as a reminder of tough days.

"Double the dose/I  do this s**t for my bros/I do this s**t for the days I was workin' at Lowes/That s**t was pushin' me close," she rhymed as she rode the beat. Slims also had smoke for anyone who could be bitin' her style and how chasing a "bag" is the only thing she needs.

"Might take a hit from the bong/B***h I get lit while I'm gone/Bitin' my style man, n***as is clones/They just can't leave me alone/I'm in the house like Jerome/I'm in the house like Jerome/Might put life in a song/I put my life in a song." 

"One eighty on the dash/Lil' n***a speeding/Big bag only thing I'm needing/I'm bad Mike Jack wanna beat it." 

Keep an eye out for Atlanta's rising rapper, she's the pinch of seasoning the industry needs.

 

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Drake, Boogz, Gilla And Other Toronto Artists Talks Toronto Gun Violence In New Documentary

Mustafa The Poet commissioned some of Toronto's brightest stars to speak candidly about the city's growing gun violence. Against a black backdrop Rax, Gilla and the Six-God himself Drake, all discuss losing a peer senselessly to the streets.

Titled Remember Me, Toronto the somber 11-minute documentary shed a light on the emotional after effect gun violence has on the victim's loved ones. “They don’t know the pain I’ve been through,” Boogz from Malvern said. “The friends I’ve lost.”

Drake attributed the city's violence--which boasts more than 98 homicides and 406 shootings in 2018, making it Toronto's bloodiest year on record-- to feuds passed down generationally. "In a lot of the situations in the city it's passed down by elders, people don't even know the logistics of the beef or why or what really happened, it's just I am conditioned to hate this area of this group of people, " he said.

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The "God's Plan" rapper also discussed the power street credibility has on the male ego. "It's a daunting path to try and be the biggest and baddest from your ends," Drake said.

Reflectively, Gilla said all this death could be a great teacher in a perfect world.

“I wish we could push a button so that everyone we lost to street life, they’re back, but everything that happened that led up to this sh*t we can remember, and all the pain and sh*t that we still felt we can still feel it and now we have a chance to be like ‘Yo, do we really want to do this sh*t again?'

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