Former NBA star Gilbert Arenas aka Agent Zero is taking his skills to the Big3 League.
"I am gonna go forward and be part of," Arenas advised Ice Cube. "Like, I am actually gonna be coaching, that is the unhappy half. I am coaching like I am about to signal a $100 million contract."
“It’s a type of issues the place I want to coach like I’m enjoying within the NBA once more ’trigger I’m not gonna allow them to get one of the best of me. So I acquired 4 and a half months”
The 11-year NBA veteran final performed within the NBA through the 2011-12 season as a member of the Memphis Grizzlies. He was a three-time All Star with the Washington Wizards from 2004-2007, and boasts profession averages of 20.7 factors, 5.three assists and three.9 rebounds per recreation.
The Big3 League will increase from eight to 12 groups within the upcoming third season. The draft will reportedly happen in April, and there will probably be quite a lot of notable, former NBA gamers accessible together with Arenas, Lamar Odom, Steve Blake, Kendrick Perkins, Daniel "Booby" Gibson, Eddy Curry and Carlos Arroyo.
Lamar Odom Officially Joins Big3 Draft Pool
L.O. is Big3 certain.
Less than one month after saying his return to skilled basketball abroad, Lamar Odom has reportedly agreed to affix Ice Cube's Big3 League.
Odom, 39, shall be featured within the 2019 Big3 draft pool. "He’s labored laborious and we're thrilled to see him return to US skilled basketball on the #BIG3Season3 mix," the league mentioned Thursday.
Odom not too long ago returned to professional basketball at The Dubai International Basketball Championship on February 1. He has not performed within the NBA because the 2012-13 season when he was a member of the Los Angeles Clippers.
The two-time NBA champion, and Sixth Man of the Year Award winner in 2010-11, averaged 13.three factors, eight.four rebounds and three.7 assists per sport throughout the course of his profession.
Last 12 months, Odom revealed that he suffered12 strokes and 6 coronary heart assaults whereas in a coma following his 2015 overdose at Dennis Hof's Love Ranch South in Pahrump, Nevada.
During a sit down interview on Kevin Hart's Youtube speak present collection "Cold As Balls," L.O. outdated advised Hart, "All my docs that see me say I am a strolling miracle."
Ice Cube’s "Friday" Sequel Is Well Underway
Will Chris Tucker be again?
We are witnessing the Ice Cube renaissance. He is at present 49-years-old and many years faraway from his N.W.A. heyday, however he is bought his palms in additional issues that a lot of the youthful technology may ever dream of. After the discharge of the Straight Outta Compton film just a few years in the past, evidently he is been re-inspired: he began a correct Three-on-Three basketball league (lengthy overdue), launched a brand new album known as Everythang's Corrupt and now, is deep within the writing and casting course of to an upcoming sequel to his 1995 traditional, Friday, with Chris Tucker (the place is he now?)
Cube talked to Zane Lowe on Beats 1 radio about it, saying that he is at present “writing" but in addition that he is bought some extra concrete concepts about who will act in it: “to me, we bought nice actors within the film, you recognize? Some comedians, some simply nice actors. So the film’s gonna have the appropriate chemistry — that to me is just not something to fret about. It’s extra about have they got the fabric that they will take and switch into magic. It’s on me to place that of their palms."
Although no launch date his been set, evidently the film is nicely on its technique to completion, with Mike Epps apparently on board. Let the trailer for the unique tide you over till then:
Fox News Guest Accuses Jay-Z, Ice Cube, & Scarface Of Anti-Semitism
The debate between left and proper wages on, with rappers being dragged into the crossfire.
Once once more, hip-hop music has been mentioned on Fox News, and as soon as once more, it is not seen in a very flattering gentle. Of course, such is the consequence of floor critique, which is usually employed by these in search of affirmation bias. Last night time, on Tucker Carlson's Fox News present, he sat down for a dialogue with Victor Davis Hanson of the Hoover Institute. The subject in query was ethical hypocrisy within the mainstream, and it did not take lengthy for hip-hop to be dragged into the fray.
"We've received this entire trope now in rap music, all the main marquee rappers, Ice Cube, Jay-Z, Scarface," says Hanson. "It’s simply rampant anti-Semitism. And we noticed Lebron James, our nationwide icon, retweeting the anti-Semitic tweet of a rapper with no penalties. So the American persons are saying to themselves, ‘Wow, what are the principles?” Despite the truth that he is basically questioning the character of three bonafide hip-hop legends, you have gotta respect his inclusion of Scarface as a marquee rapper. Still, it must be famous that James has since apologized for his motion, likewise for 21 Savage, the music's authentic writer.
The dialogue continues, with Hanson claiming a type of hypocrisy from the "left," stating "I feel it is actually harmful all through historical past when you could have a gaggle that units themselves up because the arbiters of morality. We've seen it with the Catholic Church and the abuse issues, we noticed that with the MeToo and the Hollywood Liberals like Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey. They really feel they are not topic to the identical requirements they demand of others."
In brief, Hanson believes that these exact same ethical requirements are being doled out selectively, slightly than universally. Of course, there was definitely backlash when LeBron retweeted the 21 Savage lyrics, sufficient to immediate a public apology from the legendary ballplayer. Yet, by his estimation, the perceived outrage degree was inconsistent. Of course, it is troublesome to actually assess a correct degree of credibility at any time when hip-hop is mentioned on Fox News, as one has to marvel how acquainted the hosts and contributors are with the tradition as a complete.
Ice Cube Accuses Harvey Weinstein Of Deception: "The Shadiest St That Ever Happened"
Ice Cube speaks on Harvey Weinstein reportedly leaking his film again in 2009.
Blink and also you missed it; Ice Cube and Mike Epps starred in a movie referred to as Janky Promoters again in 2009. The synopsis is sort of easy: two promoters achieve reserving Young Jeezy (performed by himself) on the identical date, leading to a bidding conflict for the ages. Regrettably, the movie by no means obtained the remedy Ice Cube feels it deserved.
After a bunch of delays within the production-run a bunch of occasions, studio head Harvey Weinstein determined to publish the movie "straight to DVD" with out Ice Cube's consent. The former-NWA rapper spoke fairly candidly on the matter in a Twitter rant administered a number of days in the past.
"This film is bitter-sweet for me. We by no means had an opportunity to complete or promote Janky Promoters. Harvey Weinstein and his brother put this film out on DVD behind our backs earlier than we may end the movie," posted Ice Cube, within the aforementioned Tweet. "They really had editors end the film in secret."
Ice Cube's feedback weren't precisely born out of skinny air. A Twitter fan introduced the scenario to gentle, in an unassumingly optimistic comment concerning the movie - a collection of gleaming Tweets adopted as a consequence, once more conjuring a response from Cube, who requested that followers diligently for the far superior "director's reduce" of the movie.
"The Weinsteins f–ked me. [Laughs.] Yeah, principally, they f–ked me. They was runnin’ by way of monetary issues, in order that they couldn’t put the film out on extensive launch. And they instructed us we may promote the film to a different firm, give them their a refund—I had cash tied in that film—after which launch it extensive,” Cube defined in a chronic method. "While we had been making the deal over right here, they put it out on DVD over there. And I discovered as a result of any person instructed me, 'I simply obtained the DVD for 'Janky Promoters.'”
For Ice Cube to say The Weinsteins did him the dirtiest, speaks volumes to their scumduggery, given the malaise imparted on him by the one Jerry Heller within the days center administration. Cube did, nevertheless, state that Janky Promoter's leaking to the general public, was the "shadiest s–t that ever occurred to me" particular to the movie trade, however his run-ins with Heller and his go-between Eric Wright.
Ice Cube Reveals His Picks For The Best Diss Tracks Of All Time
See what made the minimize!
Over the years, there have been some scathing diss data which have gone down in hip-hop historical past. Last 12 months alone, we have been granted some fairly memorable efforts with Eminem‘s “Killshot,” MGK’s “Rap Devil” and Pusha-T’s “The Story of Adidon.” It’s unlikely that any of these three will find yourself on folks’s Top 5 lists when every thing is claimed and finished however that is to not say they weren’t extraordinarily highly effective. Ice Cube is the proprietor of what some would contemplate the most effective diss tracks of all time with “No Vaseline.” The rapper went in on N.W.A. in his lyrics, indicating a brand new landmark in hip-hop.
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It should not be a shock that Ice Cube considers it the most effective diss songs of all time as he revealed in a brand new interview with Genius. In addition to “No Vaseline” he provides the honors to folks like Tupac, Biggie, LL Cool J, Nas, Jay-Z, and others. The legendary determine mentioned, “Some of my favorites is the unique ‘Rock The Bells,’ ‘Let’s Go’ with LL and Kool Moe Dee. ‘Let’s Go’ is loopy, too. ‘Jack The Ripper,’ nice document. Then you bought disses like Nas and Jay, that’s simply loopy. Tupac, Biggie going again at it. ‘Hit Em Up’ was loopy.”
Elsewhere within the sit-down, Cube speaks on the present obsession with prescription tablets in rap music, warning folks that you do not know what’s been pressed into that sort of drug. He additionally speaks about his latest album and “Arrest the President.”
Ice Cube Reemerges With "Everythangs Corrupt" Featuring Too $hort
Ice Cube, Big3 Send Message To Donald Trump In NYT Ad
Ice Cube and the Big3 League have taken out a full-page ad in Tuesday's edition the New York Times, urging President Trump to defend American athletes during his meeting today with the Emir Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani.
The message to Trump comes in the wake Ice Cube's and Big3 co-founder Jeff Kwatinetz' $1.2-billion lawsuit alleging that Qatari investors withheld funds in an attempt to muscle them out the league.
"Hey President Trump," the ad reads. "When you meet today with (Vladimir) Putin's new friend, the Emir Qatar, please tell him not to threaten the BIG3 and American athletes!"
According to The Washington Post, the suit alleges that a Qatari group, including Sheikh Abdullah bin Mohammed bin Saud Al Thani, the CEO the state-run Qatar Investment Authority, only paid part its agreed investment which ultimately cost the league millions dollars and diminished the organization's ability to maximize its potential. Richard Morgan the New York Post says the investors only put up one-third the expected $20.5 million commitment. As a result, the Big3 is now seeking $1.2 billion in damages that would effectively provide each player with around $20 million.
Trump was scheduled to welcome the Emir Qatar to the White House at noon Tuesday.
April Fool's Day: 10 Hilarious Musician Pranks
April Fool's Day is upon us. Somehow, the favorite holiday pranksters across the country happened to fall on both Easter and rent day this year, which undoubtedly should make for a historically interesting day. Don't trust anything anyone tells you today, unless it's your landlord or your priest.
Celebrities are just like us when it comes to holidays. They get together with family on Christmas and Thanksgiving. They dress up for Halloween, and barbecue on Independence Day. So, it only makes sense that America's most famous faces also take part in pranking their peers on April Fool's Day. Several names will immediately stand out in your head when the term "celebrity prankster" is brought up in conversation. Of course, there was the classic Ashton Kutcher series Punk'd, that started out as a hit before it slowly wore viewers down by using similar tactics. If Kutcher doesn't come to mind, then pranks that were enacted by hilariously mischievous musicians like Eminem and 50 Cent should ring a bell. Dig deeper though, and you'll find that legends like Michael Jackson, and street icons like The Game and Papoose, also have jocular personalities as well.
While we would never instruct anyone to go out into their cities and cause mayhem in the way that some these musicians did, we do support celebrities joining in on the hysterical activities that take place on April Fool's Day. They say laughter is the best medicine, so we've got the cure for those who have spent the day either being pranked, being crammed into a church for the first time all year, or those who are just feeling bored at home after spending every dollar on rent. Get your laughing face emojis ready, and check out our list hilarious pranks pulled f by musicians.
Happy April Fool's!
Roger Mason Jr. Fired By Big3, Alleges "Hostile & Racist" Environment
Ice Cube will reportedly take over as commissioner the Big3 League after he fired Roger Mason Jr.
According to TMZ Sports, the league sent a letter to players, coaches and staff details a corruption investigation involving Mason and his ties to two Qatari investors, Ayman Sabi and Ahmed Al-Rumaihi, who allegedly stiffed the league out millions dollars.
The report also adds that Mason refused to cooperate with the BIG3 during the lawsuit because his relationship with Sabi and Al-Rumaihi, and the league felt he was obligated to take its side because his role as commissioner.
"One the problems, the league says it found evidence the Qataris were showering certain BIG3 employees with gifts and vacations while refusing to pay the league. The insinuation is that Mason was one the beneficiaries and it corrupted his ability to effectively run the league."
Mason released a statement earlier this week in which he accuses the Big3 League running a “hostile and racist” work environment.
“I was terminated by BIG3 in retaliation for legal claims which I made last week in a letter sent by my attorneys to BIG3 Basketball alleging that the League had breached my employment agreement,” Mason said in the statement. “The violations my agreement centered around BIG3 co-founder Jeff Kwatinetz, who has been engaged in a malicious, defamatory campaign disparaging me in an attempt to prevent me from the performance contractual duties and responsibilities. He has made countless unfounded attacks on my integrity, character, and leadership. The work environment at BIG3 has been hostile and racist resulting in the departure valuable League personnel. Among other matters, a former employee BIG3 recently told me that Kwatinetz has repeatedly referred to black athletes as ‘rich niggers.’"
“I am proud the role I took in taking BIG3 from when it was merely a concept and transformed it into a successful basketball organization. I am disappointed at the conduct Ice Cube and other executives BIG3 in levelling these desperate manufactured claims against me. It will not derail the success my legitimate claims against the League.”