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NBA Players & Rappers Make Compilation Album
The rap and basketball worlds have often crossed path and now there is an official project joining the two worlds together. A group of NBA players and rappers have collaborated on a rap album titled ‘Full Court Press Vol. 1’. Featured players include Shawn Marion, Iman Shumpert, Glen “Big Baby” Davis, Stephen Jackson, Carlos Boozer, and Juwan Howard and featured rappers include T-Pain, Future, Ma$e, The Game, Bun B, Twista. The 10 track project is the brainchild of A&R exec Shannon Ridely who said, “With over a decade of successes at Bad Boy Records, I understand the power of hip-hop on American culture…I thought it would be really cool if I could enjoy listening to Hip-Hop with my children the way we enjoy an NBA game!”
Bacon Prices At All All Time High
Since June of last year the average price of bacon has risen a whopping 14 percent. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that a pound of the meat is selling for around $6.11 which is 41% higher than the per-price pound in 2012. There are three main factors contributing to the price hike: a disease that is killing off kids by the thousand, severe drought and a high demand. Despite the hike in price, sales have risen 11% in the past year.
San Antonio Hires Woman Assistant Coach
Yesterday the San Antonio Spurs made history when they hired the first ever female assistant coach. 6 time WNBA all star Becky Hammon will join the staff. Head Coach Gregg Popovich is excited about the addition and said, “I very much look forward to the addition of Becky Hammon to our staff…Having observed her working with our team this past season, I’m confident her basketball IQ, work ethic and interpersonal skills will be a great benefit to the Spurs.” The career change come just a few months after her announcing that her 16th season with the San Antonio Stars would be her last.
Usher, Lauryn Hill, J. Cole, 50 Cent& More Perform At Drake's OVO Fest
Drake is always full of surprises at his annual OVO Fest and this year is no different. Celebrity appearance included Jhene Aiko, J. Cole, PartyNextDoor, Tinashe, 50 Cent, Usher, Lauryn Hill and YG. This year marks the 5th anniversary of the festival and Drake is celebrating his career journey thus far. He told the crowd, “The way I designed tonight is if you’ve been a fan of music, or a fan of Drake, I'm gonna take you back tonight.” Watch:
Ohio Woman Being Tested for Ebola
As the Ebola virus rages through West Africa, hospitals in the United States are taking extra precautions when dealing with patients who seem to be exhibiting the disease’s symptoms. So far 6 people have been tested in the US for Ebola- all negative- but a woman in Ohio is the newest patient added to the list. The 46 year old, who recently traveled to West African, is being held in isolation at an area hospital. She has been hospitalized for several days and is awaiting the test results,G which are due in today. The CDC is warning hospitals across the country to question their patients about their travel history in order to identify potential Ebola cases.
FDA Regulates Meaning of 'Gluten-Free'
Over the past few years “Gluten-Free” has become a major buzz word in the health world. Gluten is the protein found in grains such as wheat, barley and rye and as of yesterday being “gluten free” now has a legal definition. The FDA now requires any food labeled as “gluten free” “no gluten” or “free of gluten” to, “contain less than 20 parts per million of gluten.” Those with an allergy to gluten welcome the new definition because it provides more accurate measures of gluten which could make them very sick if consumed. Gluten-free product sales soared last year topping $10.5.
Man Shot Dead After Nas’ Lollapalooza After Party
Nas’ Lollapalooza afterparty took a tragic turn when a man was shot and killed during the celebration. 32 year old Martrell Ross was found fatally gunned down in an ally near Bodi nightclub where the party took place. Another 21 year old victim was taken to the hospital. It is believed that the two men were fighting inside the club before the shooting. A third individual was seen fleeing the scene- responding officers fired on him but missed. Nas had left the event before the shootings took place.