Guest Mauro Ranallo Talks LeBron Beasting in Another L, New Michael Jordan Doc | Out of Bounds

On today’s episode of #OutofBounds, sports announcer and commentator Mauro Ranallo joins Gilbert Arenas, Adam Caparell, and Pierce Simpson to discuss the Celtics beating the Cavs despite a monster game from LeBron James to take a 2-0 lead in the Eastern Conference Finals. With King James clearly giving his all — returning from a scary head shot to post a 42-point triple-double — the panel points fingers at the teammates who need to step their game up.

One player who would be excused if he were underperforming is Celtics guard Marcus Smart, who revealed that his mom is undergoing chemotherapy treatments for bone marrow cancer but wants him to remain focused on basketball. Mauro — who had to do a broadcast after losing a close family member — and Gil talk about trying to perform at your best when you’re enduring a personal tragedy.

Looking ahead to tonight’s Game 2 between Houston and Golden State, OOB asks if the Rockets can “withstand” Kevin Durant going off, as head coach Mike D’Antoni said they could after he torched them for 37 points in Game 1. Are the Rockets capable of shutting down one or more of the Dubs’ other stars? Plus, the panel makes their picks for the game.

Then, with the NBA Draft Lottery over and the Suns now in possession of the first overall pick, the crew debates whom Phoenix should draft at No. 1. Also, Gil explains why the NBA’s new draft lottery format designed to eliminate tanking won’t actually stop the league’s annual race to the bottom.

After ESPN Films and Netflix announced Tuesday that they will be releasing a 10-part documentary series on Michael Jordan in 2019, the guys ask if it will reveal anything we don’t know about MJ or just show younger generations why he is the GOAT over LeBron and Kobe. Plus, Gil lets Mauro know why Jordan’s return to play for the Wizards wasn’t the typical case of an athlete being unwilling to move on from their playing career.

With his own documentary, Bipolar Rock ‘N’ Roller, premiering next Friday, May 25, on Showtime, Mauro explains the motivation behind the project, which candidly discusses his mental health issues. Plus, Gil opens up about his battle with depression and how he learned to be himself. 

Finally, with philanthropic hedge fund manager and outspoken Trump critic David Tepper expected to buy the Panthers for a record-setting $2.2 billion, OOB asks if he is precisely the kind of owner the NFL needs now. Does politics even matter when it comes to the bottom-line business of NFL ownership?

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André 3000 Releases 2 New Songs for Mother’s Day

Late Saturday night, André 3000 blessed fans with two new songs for Mother’s Day. Three Stacks released “Me&My (To Bury Your Parents)” and “Look Ma No Hands” via Soundcloud. According to an accompanying photo with song credits, the former finds André on bass clarinet.


“Look Ma No Hands,” a 17-minute instrumental jazz cut, features André 3000 on bass clarinet and a cameo from James Blake on the piano. A representative for André 3000 has confirmed to Pitchfork both songs were written “several years ago.”

 

Mother’s Day Music from André 3000 Link in bio #momslastwords

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André 3000’s mother, Sharon Benjamin Hodo, died in May 2013. Shortly before sharing the new tracks, André posted screenshots of a final text message exchange with his mother to Instagram using the hashtag #momslastwords.

“Happy Mother’s Day,” André wrote in the caption of a photo of handwritten lyrics to “Me&My (To Bury Your Parents).” “I’m sure all the cards, dinners, flowers and last minute gifts are appreciated but I’ve learned the best gift a parent could get is to simply know their child is ok. Link in bio.”

You can stream both “Me&My (To Bury Your Parents)” and “Look Ma No Hands” above.

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Boston Dynamics’ Evil-Looking Robots Now Run, Jump, and Climb

Remember Boston Dynamics and their terrifying robot dog that could open doors? It wasn’t enough that this creation literally inspired the very violent Black Mirror “Metalhead” episode: the company is still flirting with the robot apocalypse, as its its newest developments demonstrate. 

In one 34-second clip posted to the company's YouTube page yesterday, Boston Dynamics unveiled new updates to their humanoid robot named Atlas. It can now jog and jump over obstacles, besides being able to lift objects as heavy as 10 lbs and open doors. 

Another new robot, the SpotMini, which looks like a dog, has an updated version, too. Now, it can walk by itself using autonomous navigation, walking up and down stairs. 

The company, which is owed by Japan’s SoftBak group, clearly thinks this an innovative technological feat. As explained on the company’s website, “Atlas’ control system coordinates motions of the arms, torso and legs to achieve whole-body mobile manipulation, greatly expanding its reach and workspace.” Additionally, the robot is able to “manipulate objects in its environment… travel on rough terrain… [and keep] its balance when jostled or pushed and can get up if it tips over.”

Okay, I’ll concede that is indeed a technological advancement. With that said, the question remains: why is no one at Boston Dynamics as worried as the rest of the internet? These two new robots are unsettling. We already have artificial intelligence sending e-mails and making phone calls for us and robot citizens—and now autonomous robots who can avoid obstacles? I mean, has no one watched The Terminator

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Migos Dropping Too Much? Uzi vs DJ Drama, TDE Tour, Ghostwriting | Everyday Struggle

On today’s #EverydayStruggle, DJ Akademiks, Nadeska, and Star start the show clearing the air about the first episode with the new crew. They later jumped into topics about Migos releasing too much music, the new TDE tour, Lil Uzi Vert battling DJ Drama, and much more. 

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Drake Drops 2 New Songs, “God’s Plan” and “Diplomatic Immunity”

It appears to now be Drake season. The Toronto rapper has returned on this now gorgeous Friday evening to bless the music-hungry masses with not one, not three, not twelve, but two new songs. 

You can listen to the two new tracks, which are titled “Diplomatic Immunity” and “God's Plan,” over on Apple Music and iTunes or below on Spotify. The songs are part of a two-track EP titled Scary Hours.

“God's Plan” was produced by Cardo​, Boi-1da and YeX while “Diplomatic Immunity” was produced by Boi-1da and Nick Brongers. 

Drake hopped on social media to let the world know he was releasing new music about an hour before the songs became avaiable on streaming platforms.

 

GODS PLAN AND DIPLOMATIC IMMUNITY LIVE ON ALL PLATFORMS WORLDWIDE MIDNIGHT 🕛

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Even Drake's friend Odell Beckham took to Instagram to tease a line from “God's Plan” prior to the song's drop.

 

“Don’t pull up at 6am to cuddle wit mee…”

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Drake's last project, 2017's More Life, boasted features from Young Thug, Giggs, Skepta, Quavo, Travis Scott, 2 Chainz, Kanye West, Jorja Smith, Sampha and Partynextdoor

Speaking to Hollywood Reporter for a cover story back in November of 2017, Drake expressed his interest in making a pivot into producing films. He, along with LeBron James' production company Springhill Entertainment, will be reviving the UK drama Top Boy. The show will be coming to Netflix in 2019. 

 

🇬🇧🙌🏽 COMING SOON

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While talking about his music career, Drake remarked: “I'm sure I'll stop [making music] one day.” He continued, “When it starts to feel like I'm making it up. Hopefully I'll catch it before I ever get there, right? But right now it feels like we just started, so I don't plan on stopping anytime soon. But I do plan on expanding—to take six months or a year to myself and do some great films. Music's always there.”

With these new songs and a possible album on the way, it doesn't seem like Drake will stop making music anytime soon. 

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XXXTentacion Builds Hype for Debut Album With 2 New Songs

As fans get closer to the Aug. 25 release date of XXXTentacion’s debut album 17, the South Florida rapper wanted to give them something special. Over the weekend, he shared two tracks—“Ok Shorty!” and “In the End”—that tease the sonic direction of his project.

Or, maybe not? X made sure to write a disclaimer before anyone pressed play: “Don’t worry this is not what my album sounds like lol.” Instead, fans will have to go with his earlier words that 17 is an album that’s “for the depressed ones, for the lost ones.” Earlier snippets displayed a more melancholic sound, and he also previewed a collaboration with Trippie Redd titled “Fuck Love.”

These tracks are roughly two minutes long, but possess X’s infectious energy that you’ve seen before if you watched him perform live. “OK Shorty!” has a Ski Mask the Slump God vibe, with him repeating the refrain “OK Shorty!” several times. “In the End”—not to be confused with Linkin Park’s classic record—​is sorrow-filled as X contemplates about love. “In the end, I won’t run, I won’t hide/It’s too late I won’t stare at the altar,” he sings.

Two different sounds from X. Which one are you feeling more? Check them out below.

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Jack U To Release 5 New Songs in 2014

Listen here: Jack U To Release 5 New Songs in 2014

During Skrillex’s interview with inthemix in Kingston, Jamica, Skrillex was there with Major Lazer as they were scheduled to play a show in the middle of Kingston. During the interview Skrillex revealed that his collaboration with Diplo known as Jack U was coming along well and they plan to release five new JACK U tracks in the 2014 year.

“When we play, our style is so crazy. The sounds Diplo and I make are pretty different, but the energy is so similar. When we’re tag-teaming back-to-back, for me it’s one of the most fun things.” – Skrillex

[Source: inthemix]