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NYE Weekend Review: Life In Color Brings The Neon-Clad Circus To Atlantic City

Lights. Color. Action. For those who wanted to kick start their New Year’s before the big ball drops on Tuesday night, there was Atlantic City’s “Life In Color” – known as the world’s largest paint party – as EDM enthusiasts gathered to rave along with the events headlining acts Dyro, TJR, Krewella and Sebastian Ingrosso.

Before one can enjoy the festivities though, a large line just outside the gate first greets them. Though such a sight would make you scream out the most random obscenities as you freeze in winter weather with only a tank top and tutu to keep you warm, the line moves rather quickly while giving you a chance to socialize with the rave community. You come across some who have gone to every Life In Color event since its beginnings or those who are completing the festival circuit after attending both Electric Zoo and Electric Daisy Carnival. Before you know it, the long line feels like a small speed bump as one reaches the entrance and delves into the music and chaos.

As we all gather under the huge white tent that covers AC’s Bader Field, you can’t help but be reminded of the circus and what a three-ringed event LIC proved to be. You had your ringleader at the back of the tent, raised on high by large deck set and sound system as they orchestrate the crowd and the atmosphere with their beats and playlists while rave fairies pranced along the floor in what seemed like a modern day version of Fantasia’s centaur scene.

Of course every circus also has its fair share of freaks. Masked dancers clad in tie-dyed body suits hoisted themselves on rope wires as they were lifted in the air to show off their suspended acrobatic moves, all while towering figures on stilts walked beneath them. Once they were done with the theatrics, the real party began as the paint bomb countdown reached 0:00:00 at 11 am. Out came the neon lit hoses, which spewed florescent slime streams of green and pink on the crowds who made it to the front of the stage. These people stood within the paint bomb splash zone, becoming completely drenched in the slippery, colorful substance. Even the Krewella sisters Jahan and Yasmine Yousaf took part in the action, as they stood within the firing squad of the paint hoses and ended up looking like bottles of Pepto Bismol.

At the end of the night, Sebastian Ingrosso closed out with his 2013 breakout hit “Reload” and fans/participants walked out looking like color-bombed victims. Congratulations went out to the ones who were hit the worst, sporting both green and pink paint as well as confetti, as the youth trudged back to their hotel rooms in desperate want/need of showers, food, and maybe a little a bit of gambling.

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Kid Cudi and Eminem are releasing a new single, "The Adventures of Moon Man and Slim Shady,” scheduled to drop this Friday (July 10).

Cudster’s daughter, Vada, announced the news in an adorable video posted to his Twitter account on Wednesday (July 8).

And now a word from Princess Vada the chosen... pic.twitter.com/xmgIMkUntz

— The Chosen One (@KidCudi) July 8, 2020

Besides working with Eminem, Cudi collaborated with Kanye West on an upcoming Kids See Ghost animated series. Additionally, the Ohio native is gearing up to debut an animated Netflix series, Entergalactic, based off his upcoming concept album of the same name. Cudi will executive produce the series along with Kenya Barris.

The 36-year-old rapper and actor will also appear in the HBO mini-series, We Are Who We Are. The coming-of-age story centers around two teenagers living on an American military base in Italy.

Watch the trailer below.

 

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'New York Times' And FX Team For Breonna Taylor Documentary

The New York Times is producing a Breonna Taylor documentary, set to air on FX and Hulu later this year. Taylor’s story will be the focus of an installment of The New York Times Presents, a 10-episode Friday-night series, with each episode covering a different topic.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, NYT writer Rukmini Callimachi and director Yoruba Richen will explore Taylor’s story, including the investigation into her death.

The 26-year-old EMT was shot and killed in March by Louisville Metro Police officers while sleeping in her apartment. LMP Sgt. Jonathan Mattingly, officer Myles Cosgrove, and Brett Hankison, have yet to be charged or arrested for killing Taylor. Hankison was fired from the police department last month.

The no-knock warrant that police claim they were executing at the time of the fatal shooting, was a part of a larger gentrification plan, lawyers for Taylor’s family argued in a legal complaint filed last week in connection with an ongoing lawsuit against the officers.

Taylor had no criminal history. According to the legal papers, narcotics investigators were “deliberately misled”  to her home by a police squad. A spokesperson for Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer has denied the allegations.

While it’s unclear when Taylor’s story will be featured on The New York Times Presents, the first episode in the series, premieres on Friday (July 10). The episode covers the doctors and nurses working in New York at the height of the COVID-19 outbreak. Episode two, which follows 24-year-old recording artist, Dominic Fike, premieres on Friday, August 7.

 

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Young Thug Blasts Pusha T For Dissing Drake On Leaked Pop Smoke Song

Young Thug isn’t mincing words when it comes to his opinion on Pusha T dissing Drake on a leaked song that was set to appear on Pop Smoke’s posthumous album, Shoot for the Stars, Aim for the Moon.

After the song, “Paranoia,” surfaced online this past weekend, Thugger made it clear that he didn’t know King Push was going to diss Drake on the track, which features him and Gunna.

“I don’t respect the Pusha T verse on the song with me and Gunna [because] I don’t have [nothing] to do with ya’ll beef nor does Gunna, and if I knew that was about him I would’ve made changes on our behalf..the rapper s**t so gay,” Thugger wrote on his Instagram Story early Tuesday (July 7).

“Don’t feel bad, NOBODY knew what the verse was [about],” Pusha responded in one of multiple posts accusing Drake of snitching to the record label to get the song pulled from Pop Smoke's album. “The label heads that stopped it didn’t even know. They ONLY ASSUME because HE [Drake] TOLD them! The same way HE TOLD [about] the Ross ‘Maybach 6’ verse. And if HE’LL TELL record executives [about] rap verses, God only knows what else HE’LL TELL! I don’t deal in police work, police rappers or police n**gas!!!!"

AYO PUSHA T IS SNAPPINNN ON YOUNG THUG RIGHT NOW 😭😭😭 pic.twitter.com/3VHgeg9xFp

— King Wow (@wowthatshiphop) July 7, 2020

Thugger went back on Instagram and blasted Pusha for having a “weak” verse.

“First of all your verse is 7 days…that muthafucka’ weak,” he said. “Second of all, you already went crazy the first time...it an’t nothing but a sucka [move]... going on double takes, triple takes, and quadruple takes. You should’ve just got all of it out when you put the first song out.

“You didn’t even have to do all that. You just felt like you wasn’t gonna get enough views on your own s**t so you came and put some bulls**t on a n**gga' who’s resting in peace’s music. Trying to f**k up a n**ga' a whole vibe. Why the f**k you ain’t do that s**t on your own song?” ”

Young Thug responds to Pusha T for Dissing Drake on Pop Smoke Song pic.twitter.com/7KNMbiU535

— Kollege Kidd (@KollegeKidd) July 8, 2020

On “Paranoia,” the Virginia MC goes at Drake for making “empty threats,” and his tendency to rap in different accents.

“You know reality bites, it’s chess, not checkers,” raps Pusha. “Those empty threats only sound good on your records/If the patois is not followed by a Blocka/It’s like Marked for Death Screwface, without the choppa/Let ’em rush the stage when you made like Sinatra/Only to hide the blade flyin’ back through LaGuardia/I might even buy a home out in Mississauga [Canada].”

Pusha previously dissed Drake on 2018’s , “The Story of Adidon,” where he revealed to the world that the Toronto rapper had a son. Drake later admitted that he had a son on the track “Emotionless” off his Scorpion album.

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