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Asap Rocky Brings Out XXXtentacion At 2017 Rolling Loud Festival

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After threats of cancellation, the 2017 Rolling Loud Festival finally took place yesterday in Miami. And there can’t be no Urban music  festival without ‘la crème de la crème’ of Hip Hop, the one and only A$AP Rocky which lit set included XXXTentacion, Yachty and the support of his entourage comprising Ian Connor.

The Mob leader kicked off his show with an energetic set completed by background visuals, blazing pyrotechnics and an Army of hype men.

He performed “Lord Pretty Flacko Jodye 2” and “Hella Hoes.” During the show, he brought out XXX, Boat and Connor, who got a chance to light up the stage. The show also featured Rocky bringing some girls on stage to dance and him crowd surfing.

The Rolling Loud Festival is set to be a star-studded event, with the likes of Kendrick Lamar, Future, Lil Wayne, Travis Scott and Young Thug all hitting the stage. There’s also slated to be a ton of rising talent on hand, Playboi Carti, Lil Uzi Vert, 21 Savage, XXXTentacion, Wifisfuneral, Amine, Jay IDK and more among them.

Just as recently as Thursday (May 4), Gucci Mane was added to the already sick roster of hip-hop talent. Ski Mask The Slump God has also been added to the show, replacing Rob Stone.
Check out a gallery of photos and video footage from Rocky’s performance below.

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Michael Jordan and Jordan Brand Pledge $100 Million To Fight Social Injustice

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Michael Jordan and Jordan Brand have pledged $100,000,000 USD over the next decade in support of black communities. Following in the footsteps of Nike, Inc’s $40,000,000 USD donation — split between the Swoosh, the Jumpman, and Converse — Jordan’s funds will go to organizations that ensure racial equality and social justice as well as help provide greater access to education for underprivileged children.

The President of Jordan Brand, Craig Williams, said in an statement:



“Through our Jordan Wings Program, we have been focused on providing access to education, mentorship and opportunity for Black youth facing the obstacles of systemic racism. But we know we can do more. In addition to the investment from NIKE Inc., we are announcing a joint commitment from Michael Jordan and Jordan Brand to donate $100 million over the next 10 years. We must join forces with the community, government and civic leaders to create a lasting impact together. There is still more work for us to do to drive real impact for the Black community. We embrace the responsibility.”

You might also like: How Does Supreme’s Ostensible Demarketing Strategy Works ?!Apart from Williams’ quote and Michael Jordan’s statement on George Floyd’s death earlier this week, Jordan Brand also made an official announcement, which can be viewed in its entirety below.

Jordan Brand is us, the Black Community.

Jordan Brand is more than one man. It has always been a family. We represent a proud family that has overcome obstacles, fought against discrimination in communities worldwide and that works every day to erase the stain of racism and the damage of injustice. The will, the work, the excellence the world has come to know is the result of one generation after another, pouring their dreams into the next.

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Yung Lean to Donate All Streaming Royalties and Merch Profits to BLM

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After dropping his fourth studio album Starz in May, Swedish cloud rap pioneer Yung Lean has announced that he’ll be donating all his streaming royalties and merchandise profits to #BlackLivesMatter and bailout funds for the foreseeable future.

In a multi-slide Instagram post teeming with emotion, the rapper born Jonatan Leandoer Håstad acknowledged that as a child growing up in Stockholm, Sweden, all his “heroes were Black American musicians.” He then goes on to directly state his disgust for racism and acknowledge his white privilege, quipping “I’m disgusted by any person who looks like me who thinks anyone with a different skin color’s life is worth less,” and “I know my [white] privilege, and anyone who has privilege should use it to help others who don’t.”



Lean then pleads for his followers to join in the fight against inequality, and ends his statement by saying that all his merch and stream royalties will be donated to social justice-centric causes for “the foreseeable future.”

You might also like: How Does Supreme’s Ostensible Demarketing Strategy Works ?!See Lean’s original post in full directly below, and for more music news check out Talib Kweli‘s interview with Jimmy Fallon — in which the rapper discusses activism, protesting systemic racism and the ever-present problems presented by Donald Trump.

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Stüssy Stands Firm Against Systemic Racism With Special Release

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Joining numerous brands in support of the #BlackLivesMatter movement, Stüssy has now put together its stand against systemic racism. Noting that now is the time for action, the End Racism T-Shirt is a call for people to stand firm against the injustice that plagues the United States and the world.



Available in black and white, the special release is centered around Stüssy signature handstyle and features “STAND FIRM” printed on the front, while “END RACISM NOW!!” marks the rear. 100 percent of all profits generated from the sale of the T-shirt will be split evenly between Black Lives Matter and the Equal Justice Initiative.

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