Archives August 2021

USA Men’s Basketball Team Defeats France to Win Gold at Tokyo Olympics

Team USA Men’s Basketball captured its fourth gold medal in a row after defeating France 87-82 behind Kevin Durant’s 29 points. 

The US led by as many as 14 late in the third quarter, but France managed to storm back and make it a three-point game with under a minute left. After a few clutch free throws, the US hung on for the win. 

The win also tied Kevin Durant with Carmelo Anthony as the most decorated Olympians in Men’s Basketball. Also, Khris Middleton and Jrue Holiday became the third set of teammates to win both the NBA championship and Olympic gold in the same year. The other two teammates to accomplish such a feat were Michael Jordan & Scottie Pippen and LeBron James & Kyrie Irving. 

Source: theguardian.com

Beyoncé – OTHERSIDE (Official Video)

Even though many people have watched ‘Black is King’, that doesn’t mean that they don’t want to watch it again or rewatch the music videos from the soundtrack.

Queen B has released the official music video for Otherside. You wan watch it below:

Official video for “OTHERSIDE” by Beyoncé from BLACK IS KING. The Lion King: The Gift (Deluxe Edition) album featuring “OTHERSIDE” available now: https://Beyonce.lnk.to/TLKTGD

Lamar Jackson can return to the field, cleared of COVID-19

Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson is ready to get back on the field after catching COVID-19 for a second time. 

The Ravens announced Friday afternoon that Jackson has been reactivated to play, hours after Gus Edwards returned to practice after also catching COVID-19.

Edwards reportedly had COVID-19 first, then Jackson. There has been no confirmation of how Edwards or Jackson caught the virus, but no other players are known to currently be infected with the virus. 

This news comes after Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott reissued a mask mandate for the city, regardless of vaccination status. 

The Ravens first pre-season game is Saturday, Aug. 14 against the Saints at 7 p.m. Ge your Ravens coverage at 1090 AM, 101.5 FM, stream on WBAL.com or listen on the WBAL Radio app.

Beyoncé, JAY-Z, Childish Gambino, Oumou Sangaré – MOOD 4 EVA (Official Video)

Last week saw the two year anniversary of Beyoncé’s The Lion King: The Gift album which of course came around the time of the film’s release. It feels like it happened a lot longer ago because of everything that’s happened in the past year and a half. You can stream the album here.

Recently, Beyoncé surprised everyone and released a visual from a song from the LP. It’s for ‘MOOD 4 EVA’ featuring JAY-Z, Childish Gambino and Oumou Sangaré, which was a favorite from it amongst fans. You can tell it was shot a little while ago by the length of Hov’s hair, but it’s a Beyoncé video, so it’s timeless anyway.

Official video for “MOOD 4 EVA” by Beyoncé, JAY-Z, Childish Gambino & Oumou Sangaré from BLACK IS KING. The Lion King: The Gift (Deluxe Edition) album featuring “MOOD 4 EVA” available now: https://Beyonce.lnk.to/TLKTGD

Kanye West Plays New Album Donda on Latest Apple Music Livestream Event: Watch

Kanye West has launched another livestream on Apple Music in the lead-up to his Donda livestream event tonight at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia. He started playing the album around 10:27 p.m. Eastern as he stood in the middle of a minimal set featuring a bed. You can find it on Apple Music.

The album played tonight featured many previously shared songs with some updates and a different track order than last time. Young Thug and Kid Cudi made an appearance on a previously shared song that fans call “Remote.” It also included a new songs, including one with Lil Yachty and Lil Durk. Unlike the previous Atlanta event, Kanye was eventually circled in the central stadium stage area by a crowd of bodies.

The stream began with a continuous shot of West’s living quarters within the arena, where West and others were seen “finishing” the album. A clock hung on the far wall that counted down to 12:30 a.m. on Friday, August 6. The stream later showed the stadium floor.

Donda was originally set to be released on July 23, following the first livestream event on July 22. The album did not materialize, and West later shared via a representative that the album release date had been moved to August 6. It was also reported that West had taken up temporary residency at the Atlanta venue, where he was finishing the album. A pre-order has gone live on the iTunes Store with a black box instead of artwork; it lists 24 untitled songs.

Source: Pitchfork